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Senator John A. Riggs

P. O. Box 1399, Little Rock, 72203

Senator John A. Riggs
Phone: 501-570-3528
Phone:
District: 16
District:
16
Seniority: 15
Seniority:
15
Occupation: President, J.A. Riggs Tractor Co.
Occupation:
President, J.A. Riggs Tractor Co.
Church Affiliation: Methodist
Church Affiliation:
Methodist
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: Little Rock School Board - 5 yrs.; Senate 1999, 20
Public Service:
Little Rock School Board - 5 yrs.; Senate 1999, 20


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO PROVIDE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL COMMITTED TO EDUCATION MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSE PLATES.
THE “FREE ENTERPRISE IN CONSTRUCTION ACT”.
TO ESTABLISH A TAX CREDIT FOR THE REHABILITATION OF HISTORIC STURCTURES LOCATED IN ARKANSAS.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 16-17-120 TO DESIGNATE THE METHOD OF ELECTING MUNICIPAL COURT JUDGES PRIOR TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF AMENDMENT 80.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 21-8-604 REGARDING LOBBYISTS’ ACTIVITY REPORTS.
THE CHILD CARE FOR WORKING FAMILIES ACT.
AN ACT CONCERNING THE SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF; TO PROVIDE THAT THE SUPERINTENDENT AND OTHER SCHOOL OFFICIALS MAY BE REQUIRED TO RESIDE AT THE INSTITUTION; TO AUTHORIZE ADDITIONAL BENEFITS TO THE SUPERINTENDENT.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 26-52-301 PERTAINING TO GROSS RECEIPTS TAX ON TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICES.
TO LIMIT THE LEGAL FEES AWARDED TO ATTORNEYS IN CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS WHEN THE DEFENDANT IS A SCHOOL DISTRICT.
AN ACT TO LESSEN THE CRIMINAL PENALTIES FOR SIMPLE POSSESSION OF SMALL AMOUNTS OF MARIJUANA.
TO AMEND VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE COUNTY AND REGIONAL INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION ACT; TO CHANGE THE TITLE TO THE "ARKANSAS INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT COMPANY ACT OF 2001".
TO ESTABLISH THE DRUG ABUSE AND VIOLENCE PREVENTION TASK FORCE AND PRESCRIBE ITS FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES.
AN ACT TO STIMULATE PRIVATE INVESTMENT IN ARKANSAS BIOTECHNOLOGY ENTERPRISES.
TO PROVIDE THAT A NET CAPITAL GAIN FROM A VENTURE CAPITAL INVESTMENT SHALL BE EXEMPT FROM THE INCOME TAX ACT OF 1929.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS BLUE RIBBON COMMISSION ON PUBLIC EDUCATION.
INTERIM STUDY TO IDENTIFY WAYS AND MEANS TO ENABLE COUNTIES POTENTIALLY OR CURRENTLY DESIGNATED AS NON-ATTAINMENT WITH REGARD TO THE NATIONAL AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS TO CREATE INCENTIVES FOR CLEAN AIR STRATEGIES.
AN ACT TO ALLOW STUDENTS ATTENDING SCHOOL DISTRICTS IDENTIFIED AS BEING IN ACADEMIC OR FISCAL DISTRESS TO TRANSFER TO ADJOINING SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
TERM LIMIT AMENDMENT; SIX TWO-YEAR TERMS IN HOUSE; THREE FOUR-YEAR TERMS IN SENATE.
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION TO REPEAL THE ARKANSAS TERM LIMITATION AMENDMENT.
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION TO ESTABLISH THE AMOUNT OF TIME A MEMBER OF THE ARKANSAS GENERAL ASSEMBLY MAY SERVE.
STUDY TO COMPARE FACULTY SALARIES AT SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND VERSUS FACULTY SALARIES AT THE ENCOMPASING PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
Primary Sponsor for House
AN ACT TO CHANGE THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE ARKANSAS STATE BOARD OF NURSING.
AN ACT TO MAKE LONG-TERM CARE AFFORDABLE AND AVAILABLE FOR FACILITY RESIDENTS.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 5-62-101 REGARDING CRUELTY TO ANIMALS.
AN ACT TO INCLUDE MUNICIPAL, COUNTY AND STATE ENTITIES IN THE ARKANSAS WIRELESS INFORMATION NETWORK (AWIN).
ARKANSAS HEALTH INSURANCE CONSUMER CHOICE ACT.
TO INCREASE THE PER DIEM COMPENSATION FOR CERTAIN COUNTY QUORUM COURT MEMBERS.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS HEALTH CARE TRUST FUND; TO LEVY ADDITIONAL EXCISE TAXES ON TOBACCO PRODUCTS TO BE DEPOSITED INTO THE FUND; TO PROVIDE THAT THE FUND WILL BE USED TO ADDRESS HEALTH RELATED ISSUES.
CLARIFIES AWARD OF ATTORNEY’S FEES IN ILLEGAL EXACTION SUITS.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS EMERGING ENERGY TECHNOLOGY ACT.
ESTABLISH AN INCOME TAX CHECKOFF FOR THE ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND AND THE ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF.
THE ARKANSAS RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 2001.
TO REQURIE REVIEW OF DEVELOPMENTS OF REGIONAL IMPACT IN AIR QUALITY NON-ATTAINMENT AREAS IN THE STATE AND IN AREAS LIKELY TO BECOME NON-ATTAINMENT UNTIL AN IMPLEMENTATION PLAN IS ADOPTED.
TO CREATE AN INCOME TAX DEDUCTION FOR ENERGY-SAVING EQUIPMENT AND TO CREATE AN INCOME TAX DEDUCTION FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY EQUIPMENT.
CoSponsor
AN ACT CONCERNING ETHICS AND CONFLICTS OF INTEREST.
TO REPEAL THE SALES TAX EXEMPTION PROVIDED FOR THE SALES OF ADVERTISING SPACE IN NEWSPAPERS AND FOR THE SALES OF PUBLICATIONS SOLD THROUGH REGULAR SUBSCRIPTION.
TO AMEND VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE ELECTRIC CONSUMER CHOICE ACT OF 1999.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS ELDERLY CARE TAX.
TO PROVIDE THAT THE SENATE AND HOUSE INTERIM COMMITTEES ON REVENUE AND TAXATION STUDY THE MANUFACTURING AND PROCESSING EXEMPTION FROM THE SALES TAX FOR NEWSPAPERS.
TO AMEND THE INTERLOCAL COOPERATION ACT TO AUTHORIZE PUBLIC AGENCIES TO CREATE CONSOLIDATED WATERWORKS SYSTEMS; TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 25-20-104.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE ENHANCED PENALTIES FOR CRIMINAL OFFENSES COMMITTED BECAUSE OF THE VICTIM'S RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, ETHNICITY, ANCESTRY, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER, OR DISABILITY.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 25-16-904 TO INCLUDE THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND AND THE ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF.
THE UNIFORM ATHLETE AGENTS ACT.
TO AMEND VARIOUS LAWS CONCERNING THE EXCISE TAX ON TOBACCO PRODUCTS.
AN ACT TO REQUIRE PARENTAL NOTIFICATION OF AN ASSIGNMENT OF A NON-CERTIFIED TEACHER TO TEACH A CLASS FOR MORE THAN THIRTY (30) CONSECUTIVE DAYS.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 10-3-1401 TO MODIFY THE COMPOSITION OF THE JOINT COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC AND TAX POLICY.
AN ACT TO REPEAL ARKANSAS CODE 14-21-108 RELATING TO PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGES OF CHECKS FOR COUNTY GOVERNMENTS.
TO EXTEND THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS ON PUBLIC WORKS CONSTRUCTION BONDS TO ONE (1) YEAR.
TO REQUIRE LIVESTOCK SHOWS AND FAIR ASSOCIATIONS TO FILE A LISTING OF EXPENDITURES WITH THE LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY COMMISSION.
AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 23-87-117 PERTAINING TO THE DEFINITION OF COMPENSATION AS USED IN THE MODEL ACT FOR THE REGULATION OF CREDIT LIFE INSURANCE AND CREDIT DISABILITY INSURANCE.
AN ACT TO CREATE AN ARKANSAS FAIR HOUSING COMMISSION; TO PROVIDE PROCEDURES FOR THE INVESTIGATION AND REMEDIATION OF UNFAIR HOUSING PRACTICES.
AN ACT TO CLOSE THE GAP IN FUNDING FOR TWO-YEAR COLLEGES.
AN ACT REQUIRING MUNICIPALITIES TO MAINTAIN CERTAIN MINIMUM ACCOUNTING RECORDS AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR FAILURE TO MAINTAIN ACCOUNTING RECORDS.
REQUIRES MUNICIPALITIES AND COUNTIES TO NEGOTIATE IN LIEU-OF-TAX PAYMENTS WHEN NEGOTIATING A CONTRACT FOR SALE OF PROPERTY OR LEASE OF PROPERTY TO A PRIVATE FOR PROFIT ENTITY.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE PROGRAM TO CHANGE THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS; TO CHANGE THE FINANCIAL NEEDS CRITERIA; TO CHANGE THE CONTINUING ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS; AND TO CHANGE THE DEFINITION OF TUITION.
THE EDUCATOR COMPENSATION ACT OF 2001.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS GOVERNOR'S SCHOLARS PROGRAM; TO CHANGE THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS; TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF APPLICANTS; AND TO LOWER THE AMOUNT OF THE AWARD.
TO SET UNIFORM BIDDING REQUIREMENTS FOR PUBLIC WORKS.
THE ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED ACT OF 2001.
THE ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED ACT OF 2001.
TO SET FORTH CERTAIN ETHICAL GUIDELINES AND PROHIBITIONS FOR EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATORS, EMPLOYEES, AND BOARD MEMBERS.
TO CLARIFY AMENDMENT 79 TO THE CONSTITUTION TO CLARIFY THE YEAR FOR WHICH THE ASSESSMENT AND COLLECTION SHALL BE COMPARED AGAINST.
TO PROVIDE FOR ELECTRONIC UPDATES REFLECTING THE MARKET VALUE OF REAL PROPERTY FOR ANNUAL REAPPRAISALS.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 6-43-101 (c) CONCERNING THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND AND THE ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF.
ENTITIES WHICH RECEIVE TOBACCO SETTLEMENT PROCEEDS SHALL ACCOUNT FOR THOSE FUNDS SEPARATELY; FUNDS SHALL BE SUBJECT TO ANNUAL REVIEW/AUDIT BY LEGISLATIVE AUDIT.
AN ACT TO IMPROVE ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE PRESCRIPTION DRUGS FOR PERSONS OVER 65.
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 14 OF ARTICLE 19 OF THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO ESTABLISH A STATE LOTTERY TO HELP FUND PUBLIC EDUCATION IN THIS STATE.
CoSponsor for House
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 8-6-609 AND 8-6-610 TO CHANGE THE RECYCLING GRANTS REPORTING PERIOD TO THE STATE FISCAL YEAR; TO CLARIFY THE REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS OF RECYCLING GRANT RECIPIENTS.
AN ACT TO REINSTATE THE ACCEPTED-WORK DOCTRINE.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE EMERGENCY SECONDARY EDUCATION LOAN PROGRAM.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS GOVERNOR'S SCHOLARS PROGRAM; TO CHANGE THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS; TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF APPLICANTS; AND TO LOWER THE AMOUNT OF THE AWARD.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE GOVERNOR'S DISTINGUISHED TEACHING SCHOLARS PROGRAM.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE BURDEN OF PROOF IN ESTABLISHING AN OCCUPATIONAL DISEASE UNDER THE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAWS.
AN ACT TO CREATE AN ARKANSAS FAIR HOUSING COMMISSION AND TO PROVIDE PROCEDURES FOR THE INVESTIGATION AND REMEDIATION OF UNFAIR HOUSING PRACTICES.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE CLASSIFIED SCHOOL EMPLOYEE MINIMUM SALARY ACT.