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Representative Rick Saunders (D)

114 Burchwood Bay Cove, Hot Springs, 71913

Representative Rick Saunders (D)
Phone: 501-520-8813
Phone:
District: 24
District:
24
Seniority: 39
Seniority:
39
Occupation: Retired Educator
Occupation:
Retired Educator
Church Affiliation: Presbyterian
Church Affiliation:
Presbyterian
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: First term in House 2005, 2007
Public Service:
First term in House 2005, 2007


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
AN ACT TO PROTECT PETS; TO INCREASE THE PENALTY FOR SERIOUSLY INJURING PETS.
AN ACT TO ADD SECONDARY AREA TECHNICAL CENTERS TO THE PROGRAMS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE HOUSING CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM SUPPORTED BY THE BUILDING TRADES REVOLVING FUND.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF AGING AND ADULT SERVICES - PROJECT GRANTS, SENIOR CITIZEN CENTERS AND OLDER WORKER PROGRAM SERVICES APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2007-2009 BIENNIUM.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF MEDICAL SERVICES - MEDICAID RATE INCREASES APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2007-2009 BIENNIUM.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK - UALR LITERACY COACHES PROGRAM APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2007-2009 BIENNIUM.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES - THE DONALD W. REYNOLDS ARKANSAS AGING INITIATIVE GARLAND COUNTY CENTER ON AGING GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE NATIONAL PARK COMMUNITY COLLEGE - CLASSROOM AND INFRASTRUCTURE TECHNOLOGY IMPROVEMENTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF ARKANSAS LAW PERTAINING TO THE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AUTHORITY.
TO EXEMPT THE CADDO HILLS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION FROM PAYMENT OF SALES AND USE TAX.
TO CREATE THE COMMUNITY BANK CAPITALIZATION PROGRAM AND TO PERMIT THE DEPOSIT OF STATE FUNDS IN COMMUNITY BANKS TO HELP PROVIDE THE CAPITALIZATION NEEDED TO INVEST IN LOCAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS.
TO AUTHORIZE SUPPLEMENTAL ANNUAL ASSESSMENTS BY MUNICIPAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH FINANCIAL INCENTIVES FOR THE PRODUCTION AND POST-PRODUCTION OF FILM AND DIGITAL-MEDIUM MOTION PICTURES WITHIN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
THE ENVIRONMENTAL SELF-DISCLOSURE INCENTIVE ACT.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS NONPROFIT CORPORATION ACT OF 1993 TO REQUIRE AN ANNUAL DISCLOSURE OF CORPORATE INFORMATION.
TO REVISE THE STATE AND PUBLIC SCHOOL LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE BOARD MEMBERSHIP, DUTIES, AND ADMINISTRATION.
AN ACT PERTAINING TO TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS MANUFACTURED HOMES STANDARDS ACT TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL GUIDELINES.
CONCERNING PROTECTION OF WATER RESOURCES.
THE PHASE I ENVIRONMENTAL SITE ASSESSMENT CONSULTANT ACT.
TO CLARIFY THE APPLICABILITY OF ENVIRONMENTAL DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS TO ARKANSAS BUSINESSES.
AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE PERTAINING TO ELECTIONS.
AN ACT CONCERNING CRUELTY TO ANIMALS AND RELATED OFFENSES AND CONCERNING ANIMAL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES.
AN ACT TO DISTRIBUTE BY FORMULA THE LINE ITEM APPRPOPRIATION FOR EDUCATION SERVICE COOPERATIVES.
REQUESTING A STUDY OF POSSIBLE LEGISLATIVE REVIEW OF PROPOSED INCREASES IN EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTION RATES OR GRANTS OF ADDITIONAL AUTHORITY TO THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION TO INCREASE THE TERMS OF COUNTY OFFICIALS FROM TWO (2) YEARS TO FOUR (4) YEARS.
AMENDING THE PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION CONCERNING THE UNIFORM RATE OF AD VALOREM PROPERTY TAX.
Primary Sponsor for Senate
AN ACT TO ADJUST THE AMOUNT OF TAX CREDIT UNDER THE "ARKANSAS TOURISM DEVELOPMENT ACT.
AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE PERTAINING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE PRACTICES.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE FUNDING FORMULA MODEL FOR TWO-YEAR COLLEGES.
AN ACT CONCERNING CRUELTY TO ANIMALS AND RELATED OFFENSES AND CONCERNING ANIMAL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES.
CONGRATULATING THE CROSSGATE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL TEAM ON THEIR STATE VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP.
CoSponsor
AN ACT TO DESIGNATE THE DIANA FRITILLARY BUTTERFLY AS THE OFFICIAL BUTTERFLY OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
AN ACT TO IMPOSE A BOOKING AND ADMINISTRATION FEE IN CERTAIN CASES FOR THE SUPPORT OF COUNTY JAILS OR REGIONAL DETENTION FACILITIES.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE VISITATION RIGHTS TO STEP-GRANDPARENTS AND FORMER STEP-GRANDPARENTS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
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.
TO ALLOW MILITARY OFFICERS OF THE ARMED SERVICES TO RECEIVE THE SAME INCOME TAX EXEMPTION AS ENLISTED PERSONNEL OF THE ARMED SERVICES.
AN ACT TO CONTINUE THE ARKANSAS COMMISSION ON EYE AND VISION CARE OF SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN AND TO CREATE THE SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN EYE AND VISION CARE FUND.
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.
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE INDEPENDENT PRACTICE OF PSYCHOLOGY BY QUALIFIED PERSONS AT THE MASTER'S LEVEL.
TO PROVIDE THAT AN EX-PRISONER OF WAR, A PEARL HARBOR SURVIVOR, OR A MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT MAY RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE FOR A NOMINAL FEE.
TO ENHANCE THE PENALTY FOR FINANCIAL IDENTITY FRAUD UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; TO CREATE THE OFFENSE OF NONFINANCIAL IDENTITY FRAUD; AND TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 5-37-227.
AN ACT TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF THE RETIREMENT OR DISABILITY BENEFITS INCOME TAX EXEMPTION.
TO PROVIDE AN INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR LOW-INCOME TAXPAYERS IN ORDER TO PROVIDE GROCERY TAX RELIEF.
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.
AN ACT TO ALLOW THE USE OF NEWER, MORE FLEXIBLE PLASTIC PIPE FOR WATER DISTRIBUTION PIPING UNDER CONCRETE SLABS.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL LAW.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT PINE BLUFF - AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH AND EXTENSION PROGRAM - GENERAL IMPROVEMENT.
AN ACT TO ENSURE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY RECEIVE PROMPT AND RELIABLE INFORMATION ON SCHOOL FINANCES FROM PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
AN ACT TO EXPAND MONITORING BY THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT IMPLEMENTATION OF SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLANS.
TO LIMIT THE LOCATION OF ADULT-ORIENTED BUSINESSES IN PROXIMITY TO LOCATIONS FREQUENTED BY CHILDREN.
TO AMEND THE TRAUMA SYSTEM ACT AND TO CREATE THE TRAUMA SYSTEM REVOLVING TRUST FUND.
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.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR ENHANCED EDUCATIONAL FUNDING BY SUPPLEMENTING THE AMOUNT OF PER STUDENT FOUNDATION FUNDING DISTRIBUTED TO SCHOOL DISTRICTS FOR THE 2007-2008 AND 2008-2009 SCHOOL YEARS.
AN ACT TO PROMOTE FREE TRADE AMONG IN-STATE AND OUT-OF-STATE SMALL WINERIES AND TO PROMOTE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND TOURISM IN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
TO REVISE THE REGIONAL MOBILITY AUTHORITY ACT.
AN ACT TO DEVELOP GUIDELINES FOR ENDORSED CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT COURSES THAT MAY BE TAUGHT ALONG WITH ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES IN HIGH SCHOOLS AND TO REPEAL THE CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT COURSE APPROVAL PANEL.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF AGING AND ADULT SERVICES - STATE ASSISTANCE TO ARKANSAS AREA AGENCIES ON AGING - SENIOR CITIZEN CENTERS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
THE ARKANSAS FAIR TRADE PRACTICES FOR PHARMACY BENEFITS MANAGERS ACT.
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 ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT - COUNTY, DISTRICT AND STATE FAIRS AND FAIR CONSORTIUMS CONSTRUCTION,MAINTENANCE AND INFRASTRUCTURE APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2007-2009 BIENNIUM.
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 PROVIDE A SALES AND USE TAX EXEMPTION FOR THE SALE OF USED TEXTBOOKS TO STUDENTS ENROLLED IN AN INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
AN ACT TO ASSIST SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO CONSTRUCT NEW BUILDINGS WITHOUT BEING IDENTIFIED AS A DISTRICT IN FISCAL DISTRESS.
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 AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 8-6-404 TO ADD A SURCHARGE TO THE FINES FOR LITTERING.
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 CREATE AN ARKANSAS HIV-AIDS MINORITY TASKFORCE AND TO COORDINATE STATEWIDE EFFORTS TO COMBAT THE DEBILITATING EFFECTS OF HIV-AIDS ON MINORITY ARKANSANS.
TO ALLOW COUNTIES THE SAME TAX BENEFITS AS MUNICIPALITIES WHEN SELLING ADMISSION TICKETS TO CERTAIN EVENTS.
ENCOURAGING STUDENTS AND FACULTY IN THE STATE S COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES TO PROMOTE INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION TO ENSURE THAT STUDENTS AND FUTURE LEADERS ARE PREPARED TO MEET THE CHALLENGES OF A GLOBAL SOCIETY.
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.
PROPOSING A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO PROVIDE THAT APPROPRIATION BILLS ARE VALID FOR ONE FISCAL YEAR; TO REQUIRE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO MEET IN FISCAL SESSION DURING EVEN-NUMBERED YEARS; AND TO SET LENGTH OF SESSIONS.
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO ESTABLISH A STATE LOTTERY TO HELP FUND COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS AND TEACHER BONUSES IN THIS STATE.
COMMENDING THE MELBOURNE, SALEM, VALLEY VIEW, SEARCY, BENTONVILLE, LAKESIDE, GREENWOOD, CHARLESTON, BURGMAN, AND VALLEY SPRINGS SCHOOL DISTRICTS ON RECEIVING THE THV GOLDEN APPLE AWARD.
TO RECOGNIZE DR. MANUEL RAMIREZ AND HIS WORK FOR ARKANSANS.
CoSponsor for Senate
TO PROMOTE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WITHIN THE STATE BY EXEMPTING FROM THE STATE SALES TAX ENERGY USED OR CONSUMED IN MANUFACTURING.
TO PROMOTE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WITHIN THE STATE BY REDUCING THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX ON NATURAL GAS AND ELECTRICITY USED OR CONSUMED IN MANUFACTURING.
AN ACT TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF THE RETIREMENT OR DISABILITY BENEFITS INCOME TAX EXEMPTION.
TO AMEND THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON FOOD AND FOOD INGREDIENTS.
AN ACT TO PROHIBIT INTERNET SALES INTO ARKANSAS OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS IF THE PATIENT HAS NOT ACTUALLY CONSULTED A PRESCRIBING PRACTITIONER.
TO DEVELOP THE ALTERNATIVE FUELS INDUSTRY IN ARKANSAS BY ESTABLISHING GOALS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF AND STANDARDS FOR ALTERNATIVE FUELS USED IN MOTOR VEHICLES.
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 TREAT NATIVE WINE MANUFACTURERS EQUALLY WITH OTHER MANUFACTURERS AND TO PROTECT THE STATE'S TRADITIONAL THREE-TIER SYSTEM FOR THE CONTROL OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES.
TO REVISE THE MINIMUM WAGE LAW ALLOWANCE FOR GRATUITIES.
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 CONCERNING STUDENT INFORMATION AND CAMPUS ACCESS PROVIDED TO THE ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR MATHEMATICS, SCIENCES, AND THE ARTS.
CONCERNING AGGRAVATED CRUELTY TO DOGS, CATS, AND HORSES.
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

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