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Representative Benny Petrus (D)

607 South Park Avenue, Stuttgart, 72160

Representative Benny Petrus (D)
Phone: 870-673-4602
Phone:
District: 14
District:
14
Seniority: 6
Seniority:
6
Occupation: New Automobile Dealer, Farmer
Occupation:
New Automobile Dealer, Farmer
Church Affiliation: Catholic
Church Affiliation:
Catholic
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: Serving first term in House 2003, 2005, 2007 Speaker of the House
Public Service:
Serving first term in House 2003, 2005, 2007 Speaker of the House


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE EIGHT-SIXTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2006-2007 FISCAL YEAR.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS ALTERNATIVE FUELS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM AND THE ARKANSAS ALTERNATIVE FUELS DEVELOPMENT FUND AND TO REPEAL OBSOLETE SECTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE RELATED TO ALTERNATIVE FUELS AND WEATHERIZATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - ASSISTANCE TO ARKANSAS RICE DEPOT - TO ADDRESS STATEWIDE HUNGER NEEDS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT - ALTERNATIVE FUELS GRANTS APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2007-2009 BIENNIUM.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT - ROAD MAINTENANCE AND CONSTRUCTION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY - RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF ALTERNATIVE FUELS APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2007-2009 BIENNIUM.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF ALTERNATIVE FUELS APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2007-2009 BIENNIUM.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF COUNTY OPERATIONS WEATHERIZATION SERVICES APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2007-2009 BIENNIUM.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT - ALTERNATIVE FUELS GRANTS APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2007-2009 BIENNIUM.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - DIVISION OF AGRICULTURE - EXPERIMENTAL RICE STATION AT STUTTGART GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS SYSTEM GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE OFFICE OF THE TREASURER OF STATE - COUNTY AID AND MUNICIPAL AID APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT - HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENTS AND MAINTENANCE APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO FINANCE HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION AND TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL COUNTY AID AND MUNCIPAL AID.
AN ACT FOR THE PHILLIPS COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - STUTTGART CAMPUS COMMUNITY CENTER GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
THE SUNSHINE IN GOVERNMENT ACT.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTION LIMITATIONS.
TO IMPROVE THE VALUATION PROCESS FOR AGRICULTURAL LAND, PASTURE LAND, AND TIMBER LAND IN ORDER TO MORE ACCURATELY REFLECT PROPERTY VALUE.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE ETHICS IN PUBLIC CONTRACTING LAWS.
AN ACT AMENDING CERTAIN SECTIONS OF ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING CAMPAIGN FINANCE AND ETHICS.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE DISCLOSURE OF RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS.
AN ACT TO REVISE PORTIONS OF ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING ETHICS AND CONCERNING CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS AND GIFTS.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING LOBBYIST ACTIVITY REPORTS.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS ETHICS LAWS CONCERNING THE DEFINITION OF GIFT .
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE USE OF CAMPAIGN FUNDS AS PERSONAL INCOME.
TO ADOPT THE RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE SENATE OF THE EIGHTY-SIXTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
FOR A JOINT SESSION OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE SENATE AT 10:30 A.M., TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2007, TO DECLARE ELECTION RESULTS, TO ADMINISTER THE OATH OF OFFICE TO CERTAIN OFFICERS, AND TO HEAR AN ADDRESS BY THE GOVERNOR.
FOR A JOINT SESSION OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE SENATE IN THE HOUSE CHAMBER AT 1:45 PM ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2007, FOR THE PURPOSE OF HEARING A STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS BY THE GOVERNOR.
TO PROVIDE FOR AN EXTENSION OF THE REGULAR SESSION OF THE EIGHTY-SIXTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND TO PROVIDE FOR A RECESS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
TO PROVIDE FOR AN EXTENSION OF THE REGULAR SESSION OF THE EIGHTY-SIXTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND TO PROVIDE FOR A RECESS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
TO ADOPT THE RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE EIGHTY-SIXTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
TO AMEND THE RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE EIGHTY-SIXTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
TO AMEND THE RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE EIGHTY-SIXTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
Primary Sponsor for Senate
AN ACT FOR THE PHILLIPS COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - STUTTGART - GRAND PRAIRIE CENTER FOR ARTS AND HEALTH SCIENCES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT IF FEDERAL LAW AUTHORIZES THE STATE TO COLLECT SALES AND USE TAX FROM SELLERS WHO HAVE NO PHYSICAL PRESENCE IN THE STATE THEN THE TAXES COLLECTED SHALL BE DISTRIBUTED PURSUANT TO THIS ACT.
CoSponsor
AN ACT TO DESIGNATE THE DIANA FRITILLARY BUTTERFLY AS THE OFFICIAL BUTTERFLY OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
TO INCREASE THE MAXIMUM PROPERTY TAX RELIEF CREDIT FOR A HOMESTEAD.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE VISITATION RIGHTS TO STEP-GRANDPARENTS AND FORMER STEP-GRANDPARENTS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
AN ACT TO REPEAL THE REQUIREMENT THAT SCHOOL DISTRICTS MUST PROVIDE TO PARENTS AN ANNUAL BODY MASS INDEX REPORT ON EACH STUDENT.
TO ALLOW PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO VOLUNTARILY PROVIDE TO PARENTS STUDENT HEALTH REPORTS WITH THE BODY MASS INDEX PERCENTILE FOR THE STUDENT WHO IS THE SUBJECT OF THE REPORT.
TO ALLOW MILITARY OFFICERS OF THE ARMED SERVICES TO RECEIVE THE SAME INCOME TAX EXEMPTION AS ENLISTED PERSONNEL OF THE ARMED SERVICES.
TO EXEMPT DYED DISTILLATE SPECIAL FUEL FROM SALES AND USE TAX; TO IMPOSE A GALLONAGE TAX ON DYED DISTILLATE SPECIAL FUEL; TO EXCLUDE BIODIESEL FUEL FROM THE GALLONAGE TAX AND THE SALES AND USE TAX.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE SURPLUS POULTRY LITTER REMOVAL INCENTIVES ACT AND TO PROVIDE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVES FOR POULTRY LITTER REMOVAL.
AN ACT TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF THE RETIREMENT OR DISABILITY BENEFITS INCOME TAX EXEMPTION.
TO PROVIDE AN INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR LOW-INCOME TAXPAYERS IN ORDER TO PROVIDE GROCERY TAX RELIEF.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION - STORAGE OR REMOVAL OF EXCESS LITTER GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO REDUCE THE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON NATURAL GAS AND ELECTRICITY USED OR CONSUMED IN MANUFACTURING IN THIS STATE.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR CHARITABLE BINGO AND RAFFLES.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE "ARKANSAS COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE ACT OF 2007" AND TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE COMMISSION.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE INCOME TAX RELIEF FOR LOW INCOME TAXPAYERS.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING ACT OF 2003 AND TO ENSURE THAT EVERY PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THE STATE RECEIVES THE FULL AMOUNT OF FOUNDATION FUNDING.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR ENHANCED EDUCATIONAL FUNDING BY SUPPLEMENTING THE AMOUNT OF PER STUDENT FOUNDATION FUNDING DISTRIBUTED TO SCHOOL DISTRICTS FOR THE 2007-2008 AND 2008-2009 SCHOOL YEARS.
AN ACT TO DEVELOP GUIDELINES FOR ENDORSED CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT COURSES THAT MAY BE TAUGHT ALONG WITH ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES IN HIGH SCHOOLS AND TO REPEAL THE CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT COURSE APPROVAL PANEL.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF SENIOR CITIZEN CENTERS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - GRANTS TO FIRE DEPARTMENTS APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2007-2009 BIENNIUM.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - CITIES AND COUNTIES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES - ARKANSAS CHILD ABUSE/RAPE/DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COMMISSION - STATEWIDE GRANTS TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTERS APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO DESIGNATE RICE AS THE OFFICIAL GRAIN OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
TO ESTABLISH THE GOVERNOR S COMMISSION ON GLOBAL WARMING; TO DIRECT THE COMMISSION TO STUDY ISSUES RELATED TO GLOBAL WARMING; AND TO ESTABLISH A GLOBAL WARMING POLLUTANT REDUCTION GOAL AND COMPREHENSIVE STRATEGIC PLAN.
TO DEVELOP THE ALTERNATIVE FUELS INDUSTRY IN ARKANSAS BY ESTABLISHING GOALS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF AND STANDARDS FOR ALTERNATIVE FUELS USED IN MOTOR VEHICLES.
TO SUSPEND THE JOINT RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE SENATE TO ALLOW REPRESENTATIVE CHRIS THYER TO INTRODUCE A BILL CONCERNING SCHOOL ACADEMIC FACILITIES BONDS.
RATIFYING THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION PROVIDING THAT EQUALITY OF RIGHTS UNDER THE LAW SHALL NOT BE DENIED OR ABRIDGED BY THE UNITED STATES OR ANY STATE ON ACCOUNT OF SEX.
TO AMEND THE HOUSE RULES TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN RESOLUTIONS SHALL BE CONSIDERED FOR PASSAGE DURING THE MORNING HOUR.
TO SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO ALLOW REPRESENTATIVE CHRIS THYER TO FILE A BILL CONCERNING SCHOOL ACADEMIC FACILITIES BONDS.
CoSponsor for Senate
AN ACT TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF THE RETIREMENT OR DISABILITY BENEFITS INCOME TAX EXEMPTION.
TO AMEND THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON FOOD AND FOOD INGREDIENTS.
TO DEVELOP THE ALTERNATIVE FUELS INDUSTRY IN ARKANSAS BY ESTABLISHING GOALS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF AND STANDARDS FOR ALTERNATIVE FUELS USED IN MOTOR VEHICLES.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE UAMS CANCER RESEARCH CENTER MATCHING FUND.
AN ACT FOR VARIOUS INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION FOR ARKANSAS DELTA TRAINING AND EDUCATION CONSORTIUM GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATIONS.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A GRAIN ASSESSMENT TO PROMOTE GRAIN PRODUCTION THROUGH BIOFUEL INCENTIVES.
ENCOURAGING THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME TO ADD THE BROWNS TO ITS MEMBERSHIP.
TO SUSPEND THE JOINT RULES OF THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO ALLOW REPRESENTATIVE CHRIS THYER TO INTRODUCE A BILL CONCERNING SCHOOL ACADEMIC FACILITIES BONDS.
TO SUSPEND THE JOINT RULES OF THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO ALLOW REPRESENTATIVE CHRIS THYER TO INTRODUCE A BILL CONCERNING SCHOOL ACADEMIC FACILITIES BONDS.

Committees

Committees
ex officio: JBC--PEER/REVIEW
ex officio: JBC-CLAIMS
ex officio: JBC-PERSONNEL