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Representative Sharon Dobbins (D)

604 North Walnut Street, North Little Rock, 72114

Representative Sharon Dobbins (D)
Phone: 501-907-5414
Phone:
District: 39
District:
39
Seniority: 65
Seniority:
65
Occupation: Advanced Pratical Nurse
Occupation:
Advanced Pratical Nurse
Church Affiliation: A.M.E.
Church Affiliation:
A.M.E.
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: Partial Term in House Dec. 16, 2005, 2007
Public Service:
Partial Term in House Dec. 16, 2005, 2007


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO ENSURE THAT PREGNANT INMATES ARE NOT SHACKLED EXCEPT UNDER LIMITED CIRCUMSTANCES AND ONLY USING SOFT RESTRAINTS.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT PINE BLUFF - NORTH LITTLE ROCK SATELLITE COLLEGE CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS TO ARKANSAS BAPTIST COLLEGE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE PULASKI TECHNICAL COLLEGE - STATE SUPPORT FOR CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATION AND OPERATIONS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - ELDER ASSISTANCE GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - ASSISTANCE GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - ASSISTANCE GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES - GRANDPARENT PREVENTATIVE CARE SUBSIDY PROGRAM APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2007-2009 BIENNIUM.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - CRIMINAL JUSTICE INSTITUTE - SAFE SCHOOLS PROGRAM GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - ASSISTANCE GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - ASSISTANCE GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - ASSISTANCE GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - ASSISTANCE GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - ASSISTANCE GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - ASSISTANCE GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - ASSISTANCE GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO CREATE A GRANDPARENT PREVENTIVE CARE SUBSIDY PROGRAM IN THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
TO PROVIDE OVERSIGHT OF THE PRISON SYSTEM TO IMPROVE ITS CONDITION AND OPERATION BY AMENDING THE DUTIES AND COMPOSITION OF THE CHARITABLE, PENAL, AND CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS SUBCOMMITTEE.
AN ACT TO ENSURE THAT TOWING OPERATIONS ARE AFFORDED THE SAME SAFETY PROTECTIONS AS OTHER EMERGENCY VEHICLES.
TO ALLOW SURPLUS MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC UTILITY REVENUES TO BE USED FOR ASSISTANCE TO LOW-INCOME CUSTOMERS.
THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM FACILITY ACT: TO ENSURE THAT THE FACILITIES TO WHICH CHILDREN ARE COMMITTED IN THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM ARE SUFFICIENTLY SAFE AND SECURE.
AN ACT TO REGULATE THE PREPARATION AND USE OF BACKGROUND CHECKS INCLUDING INTERNET BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR EMPLOYMENT PURPOSES.
TO REQUIRE THE ARKANSAS TRANSITIONAL EMPLOYMENT BOARD AND THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO PROVIDE A COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT TO NEEDY FAMILIES FOR TEA CHILD-ONLY CASES.
TO MINIMIZE THE SPREAD OF THE INFECTIOUS DISEASES OF HEPATITIS B AND HEPATITIS C CARRIED BY INMATES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION AND TO REQUIRE TESTING OR SCREENING OF INMATES UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS PRIMER PROGRAM THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES OR THE DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE EDUCATION.
AN ACT TO SUBJECT QUASI-GOVERNMENTAL BODIES TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT.
TO PROMOTE THE CONTINUITY OF FAMILY CONNECTION BETWEEN CHILDREN AND PARENTS INCARCERATED IN THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS.
TO COMMEMORATE DAISY GATSON BATES ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2007.
Primary Sponsor for Senate
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF AGING AND ADULT SERVICES - MEALS-ON-WHEELS GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
CoSponsor
TO CREATE THE OFFENSE OF UNLAWFUL CONSUMER LOANS.
AN ACT TO PROTECT SHOPPERS FROM EXPOSURE TO GERMS, VIRUSES, BACTERIA, AND OTHER CONTAMINANTS.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE ON TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS OPTIONS COUNSELING FOR LONG-TERM CARE PROGRAM.
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.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 8-6-412 TO GIVE CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS THE POWER TO ENFORCE LAWS GOVERNING DISCARDED ITEMS ON PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PROPERTY.
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 ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS INFORMATION READING SERVICES FOR THE BLIND WITHIN THE DIVISION OF STATE SERVICES FOR THE BLIND OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
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 TO CREATE FIVE (5) ADDITIONAL CIRCUIT JUDGESHIPS.
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 INCOME TAX RELIEF FOR LOW INCOME TAXPAYERS.
TO MINIMIZE THE SPREAD OF THE COMMUNICABLE DISEASE OF HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS (HIV) CARRIED BY INMATES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION AND TO REQUIRE TESTING OR SCREENING.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE MOBILE LEARNING COMMISSION.
TO LIMIT THE LOCATION OF ADULT-ORIENTED BUSINESSES IN PROXIMITY TO LOCATIONS FREQUENTED BY CHILDREN.
TO ENSURE THAT PUBLIC EMPLOYEE AND GOVERNMENT DISPUTES CAN BE RESOLVED USING DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCESSES.
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.
TO FUND PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAMS AND SERVICES FOR THE UNDERSERVED BY IMPOSING ADDITIONAL CIGARETTE AND TOBACCO TAXES AND TO INCREASE GENERAL REVENUES.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE EDUCATION - SMALL MINORITY CONTRACTORS SURETY BONDING AND MENTOR PROTEGEE TRAINING PILOT PROGRAM GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF AGING AND ADULT SERVICES - STATEWIDE GRANTS FOR SENIOR CITIZEN CENTERS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
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 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 UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES - ARKANSAS CHILD ABUSE/RAPE/DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COMMISSION - STATEWIDE GRANTS TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTERS APPROPRIATION.
TO AMEND THE UTILITY FACILITY ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC PROTECTION ACT AND THE ARKANSAS MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC UTILITY INTERLOCAL COOPERATION ACT OF 2003.
TO ESTABLISH A HIGHER EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES GRANT PROGRAM TO PROVIDE NEED-BASED FINANCIAL AID FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES OR THEIR EQUIVALENT FROM LOW INCOME FAMILIES TO BE USED AT INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO MONITOR COMPLIANCE WITH THE FREE TEXTBOOK ACT.
TO CHANGE THE COMPOSITION OF ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION COMMISSIONS IN MUNICIPALITIES WITH A POPULATION OF ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND (125,000) OR MORE.
AN ACT TO ENSURE BETTER UTILIZATION AND COORDINATION OF THE STATE S BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE RESOURCES DEVOTED TO SERVING CHILDREN, YOUTH AND THEIR FAMILIES.
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.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE COMMISSION ON CLOSING THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP IN ARKANSAS TO PROVIDE TRAINING FOR COMMISSION MEMBERS.
AN ACT TO CREATE AN ARKANSAS HIV-AIDS MINORITY TASKFORCE AND TO COORDINATE STATEWIDE EFFORTS TO COMBAT THE DEBILITATING EFFECTS OF HIV-AIDS ON MINORITY ARKANSANS.
IN RESPECTFUL MEMORY OF MR. JOHN A. EASON AND IN RECOGNITION OF HIS CONTRIBUTION TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
ENCOURAGING THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY TO ASSIST THE PEOPLE OF DUMAS, ARKANSAS.
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.
CoSponsor for Senate
TO AMEND THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON FOOD AND FOOD INGREDIENTS.
AN ACT TO MAKE NURSING HOME STAFF POSTING AND RECORD-KEEPING CONSISTENT WITH FEDERAL LAW.
TO PROVIDE FOR A REAL-TIME ELECTRONIC LOGBOOK FOR A PHARMACY TO RECORD PURCHASES OF PSEUDOPHEDRINE AND OTHER SIMILAR SUBSTANCES; TO PROVIDE FOR THE MAINTENANCE AND ACCESS TO THE REAL-TIME ELECTRONIC LOGBOOK; AND FOR PENALTIES.
AN ACT TO GRANT CITIES AND TOWNS ADDITIONAL TOOLS TO DEAL WITH CRIMINAL, NUISANCE, AND VACANT PROPERTIES.
AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS STATUTES PERTAINING TO TAX DELINQUENT PROPERTY.
THE ARKANSAS LAND BANK ACT.
AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS QUIET TITLE STATUTES; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE UAMS CANCER RESEARCH CENTER MATCHING FUND.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE INCENTIVES FOR TEACHER RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION AND TO EQUALIZE TEACHER SALARIES IN HIGH-PRIORITY SCHOOL DISTRICTS WITH SURROUNDING HIGHER PAYING SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
IN RESPECTFUL MEMORY OF DR. JERRY DONAL JEWELL AND IN RECOGNITION OF HIS MANY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AND HIS LOCAL COMMUNITY.
IN RESPECTFUL MEMORY OF HENRY WILKINS III AND IN RECOGNITION OF HIS MANY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AND HIS LOCAL COMMUNITY.
ENCOURAGING THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME TO ADD THE BROWNS TO ITS MEMBERSHIP.
CONCERNING THE REAUTHORIZATION OF THE STATE CHILDREN S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM.

Committees

Committees
Alternate: ENERGY - JOINT