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Representative James Ratliff (D)

P. O. Box 791, Imboden, 72434

Representative James Ratliff (D)
Phone: 501-454-5200
Phone:
District: 60
District:
60
Seniority: 49
Seniority:
49
Occupation: Farmer/Retired Agriculture Teacher
Occupation:
Farmer/Retired Agriculture Teacher
Church Affiliation: Baptist
Church Affiliation:
Baptist
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: Quorum Court; House 2011, 2013
Public Service:
Quorum Court; House 2011, 2013


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE ADMINISTRATIVE CONSOLIDATION OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
TO AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS FOR REPORTING SCHOOL DISTRICT COURSE OFFERINGS.
TO SIMPLIFY THE ACCESSIBILITY OF DATA ON PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT WEBSITES.
TO REGULATE THE LIABILITY OF LIVESTOCK OWNERS, LIVESTOCK ACTIVITY SPONSORS, LIVESTOCK FACILITIES, AND LIVESTOCK AUCTION MARKETS WITH RESPECT TO LIVESTOCK ACTIVITIES.
TO CREATE AN EXEMPTION FROM THE SALES AND USE TAX FOR UTILITIES USED BY PEANUT FACILITIES.
TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE TRUST FUND.
TO AMEND THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE STATE PLANT BOARD.
TO AUTHORIZE FOR CREATION AND ISSUANCE AN ARKANSAS FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA ASSOCIATION MOTOR VEHICLE SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE.
IN SUPPORT OF PRAYER IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
CoSponsor
TO CREATE A SALES AND USE TAX EXEMPTION FOR BALE WRAP USED FOR COTTON.
TO EXTEND THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR PERMITTING THE RECREATIONAL USE OF LAND TO A LANDOWNER WHO PERMITS THE FREE USE OF THE LANDOWNER’S PROPERTY FOR FLYING AND LANDING AIRCRAFT.
AN ACT TO PROHIBIT HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE POLICIES FROM OFFERING COVERAGE FOR ABORTIONS EXCEPT THROUGH A SEPARATE RIDER.
TO REDUCE THE SALES AND USE TAX ON NATURAL GAS AND ELECTRICITY USED BY MANUFACTURERS 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.
CONCERNING TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR CANINE LAW ENFORCEMENT UNITS.
AMENDING THE NUMBER OF DAYS IN WHICH A PERSON MUST FILE AN ANSWER IN A GARNISHMENT PROCEEDING.
AMENDING THE FORM OF NOTICE REQUIRED WHEN A SMALL ESTATE IS DISTRIBUTED WITHOUT ADMINISTRATION.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING NOTICE OF AN APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AT A RETAIL BUSINESS.
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.
THE SALVAGE VEHICLE CONSUMER SAFETY AND DISCLOSURE ACT.
TO EXEMPT THE CAPITOL HILL APARTMENT BUILDING FROM THE ELEVATOR SAFETY LAW.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF COUNTY OPERATIONS - HOMELESS SHELTER GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH - BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - CITIES AND COUNTIES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION - CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE, EQUIPMENT AND LIBRARY RESOURCES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM - COMMUNITY GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS HERITAGE - HISTORIC PRESERVATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2013-2014 FISCAL YEAR.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES - COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION GRANTS AND ASSISTANCE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES - GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - ARKANSAS HUNGER RELIEF ALLIANCE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AUTHORITY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF COMMUNITY SERVICE AND NONPROFIT SUPPORT - NON-PROFIT SUPPORT GRANT GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - ARKANSAS STATE LIBRARY - BOOKS FOR ARKANSAS STUDENTS' EDUCATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - ARKANSAS STATE LIBRARY - GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - GRANTS TO FIRE DEPARTMENTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES - GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF LAW CONCERNING ACADEMIC, FISCAL, AND FACILITIES DISTRESS OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO ALLOW A COUNTY SHERIFF TO ISSUE DEBIT CARDS TO RELEASED INMATES IN ORDER TO CLEAR THE INMATE'S COMMISSARY TRUST ACCOUNT.
TO AUTHORIZE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVES AND THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS IN CONNECTION WITH A STEEL MILL PROJECT UNDER AMENDMENT 82 TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE LAWS PERTAINING TO THE PROMULGATION OF WATER QUALITY STANDARDS; TO IMPROVE THE PROCESS FOR DEVELOPING AND IMPLEMENTING WATER QUALITY STANDARDS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO ASSIST NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS; AND TO ALLOW NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS TO PURCHASE SURPLUS PUBLIC COMMODITIES.
RECOGNIZING NATIONAL FFA WEEK.
TO CONGRATULATE THE ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY RED WOLVES FOOTBALL TEAM FOR WINNING BACK-T0-BACK SUN BELT CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS AND THE 2013 GODADDY.COM BOWL.
TO ENCOURAGE THE GOVERNOR TO CONSIDER THE GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION OF THE PRODUCTION OF RELEVANT COMMODITIES WHEN APPOINTING MEMBERS TO AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH AND PROMOTION BOARDS.
TO SUPPORT AND PROMOTE THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL ADVANCEMENT OF ARKANSAS WOMEN BY ENCOURAGING IMPLEMENTATION OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS DEVELOPED BY INTERIM STUDY PROPOSAL 2011-032.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM, PART 2, CONCERNING STUDENTS WHO OBTAIN A GENERAL EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE.
TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS VIDEO SERVICE ACT; 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 REQUIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES TO PAY COMPARABLE REIMBURSEMENT TO PHYSICAL THERAPISTS, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS, SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS, AND PHYSICIANS.
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS SCHOLARSHIP LOTTERY ACT CONCERNING SCHOLARSHIP AWARD AMOUNTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO RE-CREATE THE STATE BOARD OF COSMETOLOGY; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO REVISE NOTIFICATION AND STORAGE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR SELF-STORAGE FACILITIES.
TO ESTABLISH THE PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE ACT OF 2013; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS ALTERNATIVE FUELS DEVELOPMENT ACT; AND TO PROVIDE A TAX CREDIT FOR THE PRODUCTION OF ALTERNATIVE FUELS.
RECOGNIZING NATIONAL FFA WEEK.

Committees

Committees
Alternate: ENERGY - JOINT