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Senator Robert Thompson (D)

414 West Court, Paragould, 72450

Senator Robert Thompson (D)
Phone: 870-239-9581
Phone:
District: 20
District:
20
Seniority: 1
Seniority:
1
Occupation: Attorney
Occupation:
Attorney
Church Affiliation: Methodist
Church Affiliation:
Methodist
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: House 2005, Senate 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013
Public Service:
House 2005, Senate 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
CONCERNING THE REGULATION OF TITLE INSURANCE, TITLE INSURANCE PRACTICES AND PROCEDURES, AND TITLE INSURANCE COMPANIES, AGENTS, AND EMPLOYEES.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM, PART 2, CONCERNING STUDENTS WHO OBTAIN A GENERAL EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE.
TO CLARIFY THE MEANING OF MANIFEST INJUSTICE AS IT APPLIES TO DECISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM IN CORRECTING ERRORS.
TO ENSURE THAT THE STATE RETIREMENT SYSTEMS COMPLY WITH THE PRUDENT INVESTOR RULE IN THE RENEWAL AND REVIEW PROCESS FOR THE INVESTMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF ASSETS OF THE SYSTEM AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO RESTORE THE LANGUAGE OF THE ARKANSAS CODE AS IT EXISTED BEFORE PASSAGE ACT 1040 OF 2011 CONCERNING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS.
TO ALLOW THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM TO ISSUE RULES NECESSARY TO ALIGN WITH THE RULES OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO COMPEL PAYMENT OF DELINQUENT EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS FROM AN ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM EMPLOYER FOR AMOUNTS DUE AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO DESIGNATE PORTIONS OF STATE HIGHWAY 90 IN RANDOLPH AND LAWRENCE COUNTIES AND STATE 93 TO DALTON AS ARKANSAS SCENIC HIGHWAYS.
TO REGULATE DOCUMENTS CONCERNING REAL PROPERTY; TO ALLOW SCRIVENER'S AFFIDAVITS TO CORRECT ERRORS IN INSTRUMENTS AFFECTING REAL PROPERTY.
TO EXCLUDE FUNDS DISTRIBUTABLE FROM A TRUST ACCOUNT ESTABLISHED BY A STATE-SUPPORTED RETIREMENT SYSTEM FROM THE UNCLAIMED PROPERTY ACT.
TO LIMIT THE USE OF A RECIPROCAL SYSTEM'S CALCULATION OF FINAL AVERAGE SALARY FOR AN ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM MEMBER; TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO ALLOW A STATE-SUPPORTED RETIREMENT SYSTEM TO REQUIRE AN ORDER TO SUBSTANTIALLY COMPLY WITH THE UNIFORM LEGAL FORM OF A QUALIFIED DOMESTIC RELATIONS ORDER TO PAY BENEFITS; AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS.
ARKANSAS PRIZE-LINKED SAVINGS ACCOUNT ACT OF 2013.
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 24 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT PLANS GENERALLY.
TO CLARIFY THE CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM CAN PAY A SURVIVOR BENEFIT TO A MINOR WITHOUT A GUARDIANSHIP REQUIRED.
CONCERNING THE CORRECTION OF ERRORS ON A MEMBER'S ACCOUNT WHEN THE MEMBER OWES A BALANCE TO THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM; TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND ARTICLE 9 OF THE UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS HERITAGE - GRANTS FOR FLYING SCHOOL MUSEUMS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION - SENIOR CITIZEN CENTERS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT - EMERGENCY SERVICES PROVIDERS GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF COUNTY OPERATIONS - HOMELESS SHELTER GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - SHELTER GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE BLACK RIVER TECHNICAL COLLEGE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO CHANGE THE POPULATION RATIO TO SELL VINOUS, SPIRITUOUS, OR MALT LIQUOR OFF-PREMISES.
CONCERNING PERMANENCY PLANNING HEARINGS.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY - HEMINGWAY - PFEIFFER MUSEUM AND EDUCATIONAL CENTER GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE - PREPAYMENT OF UCC FEES APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2013-2014 FISCAL YEAR.
AN ACT FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE - PREPAYMENT OF UCC FEES APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2012-2013 FISCAL YEAR.
TO CLARIFY PAYMENT METHODS FOR FEES INVOLVING SECURED TRANSACTIONS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
CoSponsor
TO REVISE THE STATE BOARD STIPENDS FOR CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS.
CONCERNING THE REGULATION OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS.
CONCERNING SCHOOL SECURITY AND SCHOOL CRISIS RESPONSE TRAINING; TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM, PART 2, CONCERNING SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS FROM NET PROCEEDS OF THE LOTTERY; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO REQUIRE THE DIVISION OF YOUTH SERVICES TO APPEAR BEFORE THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR ALL CONTRACTS AND CONTRACT CHANGES; TO REQUIRE NOTICE TO BE GIVEN BEFORE CHANGES TO COMMUNITY-BASED PROVIDER CONTRACTS ARE MADE.
CONCERNING THE CONSTRUCTION OF BARRACKS AT A COMMUNITY COLLEGE OR TECHNICAL COLLEGE.
TO CREATE AN EXEMPTION FROM THE SALES AND USE TAX FOR UTILITIES USED BY PEANUT FACILITIES.
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF LAW CONCERNING ACADEMIC, FISCAL, AND FACILITIES DISTRESS OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO REQUIRE THAT CONTRACTS FOR NONEMERGENCY TRANSPORTATION BE AWARDED BY COMPETITIVE SEALED PROPOSALS AND SUBMITTED TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO CLARIFY THE LAW CONCERNING RECOUPMENT OF PAYMENTS FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO ENSURE THAT CANDIDATES FOR OFFICE ARE QUALIFIED; TO REQUIRE CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR CANDIDATES BEFORE THE ELECTION; AND TO PREVENT CANDIDATES CONVICTED OF CERTAIN CRIMES FROM RUNNING FOR PUBLIC OFFICE.
TO PROVIDE INCENTIVES FOR CONVERTING DIESEL-POWERED MOTOR VEHICLES AND GASOLINE-POWERED MOTOR VEHICLES TO MOTOR VEHICLES POWERED BY COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS OR PROPANE GAS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO REDUCE THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX ON FOOD AND FOOD INGREDIENTS IF CERTAIN FUND BALANCES EXIST; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
THE SAFE SCHOOL INITIATIVE ACT.
TO AMEND ARTICLE 4A OF THE UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE AS ADOPTED IN ARKANSAS TO REGULATE CERTAIN REMITTANCE TRANSFERS THAT WOULD OTHERWISE BE UNREGULATED BY EITHER ARTICLE 4A OR THE FEDERAL ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER ACT.
TO REQUIRE AUTOMATIC ENROLLMENT OF A NEW STATE EMPLOYEE IN A DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLAN; AND TO PROVIDE OPT-OUT PROVISIONS FOR A NEW STATE EMPLOYEE.
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS SCHOLARSHIP LOTTERY ACT CONCERNING SCHOLARSHIP AWARD AMOUNTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO ENSURE THAT CHILDREN WITH DYSLEXIA HAVE THEIR NEEDS MET BY THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM.
TO PREVENT ELECTION MISCONDUCT; TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING ABSENTEE BALLOTS, ASSISTANTS, DESIGNATED BEARERS, AND ADMINISTRATORS; AND TO CLARIFY THE PROCEDURES FOR CASTING AND COUNTING OF ABSENTEE BALLOTS.
TO IMPROVE EDUCATION IN ARKANSAS BY CREATING DISTRICTS OF INNOVATION.
TO AMEND THE LAWS PERTAINING TO INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM PETITIONS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO INCREASE TRANSPARENCY WITH RESPECT TO INITIATED ACTS; AND TO REQUIRE MORE COMPLETE DISCLOSURE BY BALLOT QUESTION COMMITTEES AND LEGISLATIVE QUESTION COMMITTEES.
CONCERNING REPORTS FOR SALES AND USE TAXES.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS SCHOLARSHIP LOTTERY ACT; TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
THE TORT REFORM AMENDMENT OF 2014.
ENCOURAGING THE SUPREME COURT TO ADOPT TORT REFORMS TO BALANCE THE RIGHTS OF PLAINTIFFS AND DEFENDANTS IN CIVIL ACTIONS AND PROTECT THE STATE'S CITIZENS AND ECONOMIC INTERESTS FROM INEQUITABLE LITIGATION CLAIMS AND DAMAGE AWARDS.

Committees

Committees