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Representative Johnny Rye (R)

1405 Easy Street, Trumann, 72472

Representative Johnny Rye (R)
Phone: 870-919-3690
Phone:
District: 54
District:
54
Seniority: 52
Seniority:
52
Occupation: Retired Poinsett County Assessor
Occupation:
Retired Poinsett County Assessor
Church Affiliation: Methodist
Church Affiliation:
Methodist
Veteran: No
Veteran:
No
Public Service: Assessor Poinsett County (1991-2016), Association of Arkansas Counties - Board (2002-2012), Association of Arkansas Counties - Legislative Committee, First Term House 2017
Public Service:
Assessor Poinsett County (1991-2016), Association of Arkansas Counties - Board (2002-2012), Association of Arkansas Counties - Legislative Committee, First Term House 2017


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING SCRAP METAL DEALERS; AND TO REQUIRE BUYERS OF USED CATALYTIC CONVERTERS TO MAINTAIN RECORDS.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS MUSIC APPRECIATION DAY.
TO PROHIBIT AND PENALIZE THE DESECRATION OF THE UNITED STATES FLAG.
CONCERNING THE DAMAGE TO OR DESTRUCTION OF A PUBLIC MONUMENT OR OBJECT OF PUBLIC RESPECT; AND CONCERNING PUBLIC MONUMENTS AND OBJECTS OF PUBLIC RESPECT ON THE GROUNDS OF THE STATE CAPITOL.
ALEX'S LAW: TO IMPROVE RESIDENTIAL SWIMMING POOL SAFETY TO PREVENT CHILD DROWNINGS.
CONCERNING DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME; AND TO ADOPT DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME PERMANENTLY.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE ELECTION OF A MUNICIPAL CHIEF OF POLICE OR CITY OR TOWN MARSHAL.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE CIVIL EVICTION PROCESS; TO CREATE AN EVICTION PROCESS FOR FAILURE TO PAY RENT.
CONCERNING DAMAGE, DESTRUCTION, OR VANDALISM TO BUILDINGS AND OBJECTS ON THE STATE CAPITOL GROUNDS, ON THE CAPITOL MALL, AND AT THE GOVERNOR'S MANSION,
TO ESTABLISH ARKANSAS AS A SECOND AMENDMENT SANCTUARY STATE; CONCERNING THE RIGHTS OF A PERSON WHO POSSESSES A FIREARM; AND TO REQUIRE RATIFICATION TO RECOGNIZE FEDERAL FIREARMS LAWS.
TO AUTHORIZE THE GOVERNOR TO REQUIRE USE OF CERTAIN PROTECTIONS IN SCHOOLS IF CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS ARE MET; TO ALLOW A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN TO OPT OUT OF CERTAIN PROTECTIONS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO COMMEND FORMER REPRESENTATIVE J.R. ROGERS FOR HIS WORK IN CREATING THE ROCK 'N' ROLL HIGHWAY 67.
TO ENCOURAGE AND PROMOTE RESIDENTIAL SWIMMING POOL SAFETY AWARENESS TO REDUCE PREVENTABLE ACCIDENTAL DROWNING DEATHS OF CHILDREN WHO ARE UNDER FIVE (5) YEARS OF AGE IN RESIDENTIAL SWIMMING POOLS.
Primary Sponsor for Senate
TO EXCLUDE MILL SCALE AND SLAG FROM THE DEFINITION OF “SOLID WASTE” IN THE ARKANSAS SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT ACT AND THE SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT AND RECYCLING FUND ACT; AND TO ADD A DEFINITION FOR "MILL SCALE AND SLAG".
TO AMEND THE LIST OF MUSICIANS INCLUDED IN ARKANSAS MUSIC APPRECIATION DAY.
TO ESTABLISH JOHN R. "JOHNNY" CASH DAY.
CoSponsor
TO AMEND THE LAW TO EXTEND THE TIME PERIOD AUTHORIZED FOR THE REGISTRATION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING TEMPORARY PREPRINTED PAPER BUYER'S TAGS.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING VOTER IDENTIFICATION; TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING VERIFICATION OF PROVISIONAL BALLOTS; AND TO AMEND AMENDMENT 51 OF THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION.
TO INCREASE THE SALES AND USE TAX EXEMPTION FOR A USED MOTOR VEHICLE.
TO AMEND THE INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX LAWS; AND TO PROVIDE A COST-OF-LIVING ADJUSTMENT FOR THE STANDARD DEDUCTION.
TO CREATE THE EVERY MOM MATTERS ACT; TO PROVIDE HEALTHCARE SUPPORT TO PREGNANT WOMEN IN ARKANSAS; AND TO STABILIZE FAMILIES AND REDUCE THE NUMBER OF ABORTIONS PERFORMED IN THE STATE.
TO REQUIRE THAT RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS ARE PROTECTED DURING AN EMERGENCY; TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO PROHIBIT OFFERING COURSES, EVENTS, AND ACTIVITIES THAT ISOLATE STUDENTS BASED ON CHARACTERISTICS WITHIN PROGRAMS OF INSTRUCTION; AND TO ADJUST FUNDING FOR SCHOOLS THAT OFFER THESE PROHIBITED COURSES, EVENTS, AND ACTIVITIES.
TO PROHIBIT THE USE OF PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDS TO TEACH THE 1619 PROJECT CURRICULUM; AND TO REDUCE FUNDS DISTRIBUTED TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS THAT TEACH THE 1619 PROJECT CURRICULUM.
TO CREATE A STATE MEAT INSPECTION PROGRAM; TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS MEAT AND MEAT PRODUCTS INSPECTION ACT; TO TRANSFER AUTHORITY OVER MEAT INSPECTION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE STATE AND PUBLIC SCHOOL LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM; TO ENSURE A SUSTAINABLE SYSTEM OF HEALTH BENEFITS FOR STATE EMPLOYEES AND PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO ESTABLISH THE EVERY ARKANSAN RETIREMENT PLAN OPPORTUNITY ACT.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS CHILD ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP AND GRANT ACT.
TO BE KNOWN AS THE "ARKANSAS SECOND AMENDMENT LIBERTIES SAFEGUARDS ACT"; TO REQUIRE STATE AGENCIES AND PUBLIC OFFICERS TO DISREGARD UNCONSTITUTIONAL OVERREACHES OF POWER; AND TO PROTECT THE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF ARKANSANS.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING CONSUMER PROTECTION OF SENIORS FROM PREDATORY PRACTICES; AND SAFEGUARDING AGAINST FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION OF RETIREES FOR ARKANSANS.
TO INCREASE THE SALES AND USE TAX EXEMPTION THRESHOLD FOR THE PURCHASE OF A USED MOTOR VEHICLE.
TO CREATE THE RAILROAD MODERNIZATION ACT OF 2021; AND TO ALLOW AN INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR CERTAIN RAILROAD TRACK MAINTENANCE EXPENDITURES.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING LOAD LIMITS FOR A VEHICLE TRANSPORTING CERTAIN RAW MATERIALS AND LOGS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
CONCERNING RIOT OFFENSES AND PUBLIC DEMONSTRATION OFFENSES; CONCERNING OFFENSES COMMITTED AGAINST FIRST RESPONDERS; CONCERNING PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PROPERTY OFFENSES; AND CONCERNING PROCEDURES UPON ARREST.
TO REQUIRE THE ASSESSMENT COORDINATION DIVISION TO ISSUE CERTAIN ANNUAL REPORTS; AND TO PROHIBIT NEW OR UPDATED ASSESSMENT GUIDELINES FROM BECOMING EFFECTIVE UNTIL THEY HAVE BEEN REPORTED TO LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.
TO PHASE OUT THE SOFT DRINK TAX; AND TO PROVIDE FOR ADDITIONAL AMOUNTS TO BE DISTRIBUTED TO OFFSET THE REVENUE REDUCTION RESULTING FROM THE PHASEOUT OF THE SOFT DRINK TAX.
TO PROHIBIT THE STATE FROM MANDATING A VACCINE OR IMMUNIZATION FOR CORONAVIRUS 2019 (COVID-19); TO GOVERN REQUIREMENTS FOR A VACCINE OR IMMUNIZATION FOR CORONAVIRUS 2019 (COVID-19); AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS FAIRNESS IN COST SHARING ACT.
TO PROHIBIT TAXPAYER RESOURCE TRANSACTIONS FOR ABORTIONS.
TO PROMOTE ARKANSAS VOICES; AND TO COMBAT CANCEL CULTURE AND PROTECT FREEDOM OF SPEECH.
TO DESIGNATE THE OFFICIAL STEAM LOCOMOTIVE OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS STUDENT-ATHLETE PUBLICITY RIGHTS ACT.
TO CREATE THE LOGGING AND WOOD FIBER TRANSPORTATION JOB CREATION INCENTIVE ACT; AND TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS WOOD ENERGY PRODUCTS AND FOREST MAINTENANCE INCOME TAX CREDIT.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING ABSENTEE BALLOTS; TO AMEND ELECTION LAW; TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING SPOILED BALLOTS.
TO CREATE THE REBOOT PILOT PROGRAM; AND TO CREATE AN INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR BUSINESSES THAT HIRE CERTAIN FORMER OFFENDERS.
CONCERNING THE VIOLATION OF A NO CONTACT ORDER ISSUED BY A COURT IN RELATION TO CERTAIN OFFENSES, INCLUDING SEX TRAFFICKING-RELATED AND TERRORISTIC THREATENING OFFENSES.
TO COMBAT SEX TRAFFICKING OF MINORS; AND TO PROTECT THE CHILDREN OF ARKANSAS FROM SEXUAL PREDATORS AND PEDOPHILES.
CONCERNING CONDITIONS OF RELEASE ON BAIL FOR PERSONS ARRESTED FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING-RELATED OFFENSES.
TO AMEND THE LAW REGARDING ARKANSAS DISTILLERIES; TO AUTHORIZE SELF-DISTRIBUTION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO ADOPT FEDERAL LAW CONCERNING INCOME TAX DEDUCTIONS FOR DEPRECIATION AND THE EXPENSING OF PROPERTY.
TO CREATE A SALES AND USE TAX EXEMPTION FOR PARTS PURCHASED TO REPAIR AGRICULTURAL EQUIPMENT AND MACHINERY AND TIMBER EQUIPMENT AND MACHINERY.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE OPERATION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE AT A RAILROAD CROSSING.
CONCERNING THE ENFORCEMENT OF FEDERAL FIREARM BANS WITHIN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS; AND CONCERNING STATE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS.
CONCERNING THE CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY VESTED IN THE PEOPLE, THE STATES, AND THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT.
TO PROCLAIM RELIGIOUS FREEDOM DAY.
TO RECOGNIZE JANUARY 22 AS THE DAY OF TEARS IN ARKANSAS.
TO RECOGNIZE AND DESIGNATE THE MONTH OF MARCH AS "NATIONAL ATHLETIC TRAINING MONTH" IN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
TO EXPRESS SUPPORT FOR TWO ARKANSAS UNIVERSITIES TO PLAY AN IN-STATE FOOTBALL GAME AGAINST EACH OTHER.
A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO BE KNOWN AS THE "CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AND BALLOT INITIATIVE REFORM AMENDMENT".
A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT PERMITTING LIMITS ON AWARDS OF PUNITIVE AND NONECONOMIC DAMAGES.
A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO PERMIT LEGISLATIVE ENACTMENT OF RULES OF PLEADING, PRACTICE, PROCEDURE, AND EVIDENCE FOR COURTS.
A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO PROVIDE THAT LOTTERY PROCEEDS MAY BE USED TO FUND OR PROVIDE SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS TO ARKANSAS CITIZENS ENROLLED IN VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL SCHOOLS AND TECHNICAL INSTITUTES.
AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION PROVIDING THAT SUPREME COURT JUSTICES, COURT OF APPEALS JUDGES, CIRCUIT JUDGES, AND DISTRICT JUDGES SHALL BE ELECTED ON A PARTISAN BASIS.
TO CONGRATULATE THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT FAYETTEVILLE MEN'S ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS BASKETBALL TEAM FOR QUALIFYING FOR THE ELITE EIGHT TOURNAMENT FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1995 AND FOR AN INCREDIBLE SEASON.
TO THANK THE SPOUSES, FAMILIES, AND FRIENDS OF THE MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR ONGOING SUPPORT AND TO PROCLAIM THE 2021 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FAMILY DAY.
TO CONGRATULATE THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT FAYETTEVILLE MEN'S ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS BASKETBALL TEAM FOR QUALIFYING FOR THE ELITE EIGHT TOURNAMENT FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1995 AND FOR AN INCREDIBLE SEASON.
TO ENCOURAGE THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS AND THE ARKANSAS CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO APPROVE THE KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE, ALLOW NEW LEASES, AND REMOVE BARRIERS TO FUTURE ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE.
CoSponsor for Senate
TO AMEND THE NAME OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY; TO ABOLISH THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF HENDERSON STATE UNIVERSITY; TO AMEND THE BOARD OF ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY MEMBERS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
CONCERNING FUNDING BASED ON THE AVERAGE DAILY MEMBERSHIP OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT OR OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO REQUIRE HOLOCAUST EDUCATION BE TAUGHT IN ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING RETIREMENT ELIGIBILITY, NONCONTRIBUTORY MEMBERS, MEMBER CONTRIBUTIONS, AND THE BENEFIT MULTIPLIER UNDER THE STATE POLICE RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
CONCERNING THE DEFENSE OF A PERSON WITH THE USE OF PHYSICAL FORCE OR DEADLY PHYSICAL FORCE.
TO CREATE THE MEDICAL ETHICS AND DIVERSITY ACT.
ESTABLISHING THE PUBLIC SAFETY EQUIPMENT GRANT PROGRAM; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, HERITAGE, AND TOURISM - STATEWIDE MARITIME SULTANA MUSEUM APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2021-2022 FISCAL YEAR.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING OWNERSHIP AND POSSESSION OF REAL PROPERTY.
CONCERNING THE USE OF AUDIO MEDIA, VISUAL MEDIA, AND AUDIOVISUAL MEDIA BY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES, DISPATCH CENTERS, PUBLIC SAFETY ANSWERING POINTS, JAILS, AND DETENTION CENTERS.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE UNIFORM ATTENDANCE AND LEAVE POLICY ACT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO CREATE THE GENDER INTEGRITY REINFORCEMENT LEGISLATION FOR SPORTS (GIRLS) ACT; AND TO CREATE A LEGAL CAUSE OF ACTION FOR A VIOLATION OF THE GENDER INTEGRITY REINFORCEMENT LEGISLATION FOR SPORTS (GIRLS) ACT.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING EARLY VOTING; AND TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING ELECTIONS.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING ELECTIONEERING; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING PENALTIES FOR MISDEMEANOR OFFENSES RELATED TO VOTING.
CONCERNING THE ESTABLISHMENT AND ALTERATION OF PRECINCT BOUNDARIES, POLLING SITES, AND VOTE CENTERS; AND TO AMEND ARKANSAS ELECTION LAW.
TO AMEND THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967; TO CREATE AN EXEMPTION TO THE EXAMINATION AND COPYING OF PUBLIC RECORDS; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967 AND VOTED BALLOTS.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE ENFORCEMENT OF ELECTION LAWS.
TO AMEND CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAW THAT RESULTED FROM INITIATED ACT NO. 4 OF 1948; TO REVISE THIRD-PARTY LIABILITY IN THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAW; AND TO MODIFY THE PROCESS FOR REQUESTING A HEARING.
TO AMEND ELECTION LAW; TO AMEND THE DUTIES OF MEMBERS OF A COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTION COMMISSIONERS; AND TO CLARIFY THE DUTIES OF COUNTY EMPLOYEES DESIGNATED AS ELECTION OFFICIALS.
TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF “PROJECT COSTS” UNDER THE CONSOLIDATED INCENTIVE ACT OF 2003; AND TO EXTEND THE TIME PERIOD DURING WHICH PROJECT COSTS MAY BE INCURRED FOR CERTAIN RETENTION TAX CREDIT PROJECTS.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING COUNTY BOARDS OF ELECTION COMMISSIONERS; TO AMEND HOW COUNTY BOARDS OF ELECTION COMMISSIONERS TAKE THE OATH; AND TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING ELECTIONS.
A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO PERMIT LEGISLATIVE ENACTMENT OF RULES OF PLEADING, PRACTICE, PROCEDURE, AND EVIDENCE FOR COURTS.
A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT PERMITTING LIMITS ON AWARDS OF PUNITIVE AND NONECONOMIC DAMAGES.
A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO PERMIT LEGISLATIVE ENACTMENT OF RULES OF PLEADING, PRACTICE, PROCEDURE, AND EVIDENCE FOR COURTS.

Committees

Committees