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Representative Richard Simmons

1751 Cr 508, Rector, 72461

Representative Richard Simmons
Phone: 870-522-3204
Phone:
District: 84
District:
84
Seniority: 7
Seniority:
7
Occupation: Farmer
Occupation:
Farmer
Church Affiliation: Methodist
Church Affiliation:
Methodist
Veteran: Vietnam
Veteran:
Vietnam
Public Service: Chairman, Clay County Democratic Central Committee
Public Service:
Chairman, Clay County Democratic Central Committee


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO CLARIFY THE BOUNDARIES OF THE CROWLEY'S RIDGE SCENIC HIGHWAY.
TO CLARIFY THE COMPOSITION OF THE SOYBEAN PROMOTION BOARD AND THE WHEAT PROMOTION BOARD.
AN ACT TO RENAME THE STATE OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES AS THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 27-14-909 PERTAINING TO THE RELEASE OF LIENS ON MOTOR VEHICLES.
THE ABANDONED AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE DISPOSAL ACT.
AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE PERTAINING TO EARTHQUAKE RESISTANT DESIGN FOR PUBLIC STRUCTURES.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO OWNERS OF AGRICULTURAL AIRCRAFT DAMAGED DURING THE STORMS OF JANUARY 1999.
TO ENHANCE SEISMIC MONITORING OF EARTHQUAKE ACTIVITY IN ARKANSAS.
CLARIFIES THAT AN ARKANSAS RETAILER WHO PURCHASES TOBACCO PRODUCTS FROM AN UNLICENSED DISTRIBUTOR IS REQUIRED TO REMIT ARKANSAS TOBACCO TAX DIRECTLY TO THE STATE.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE MAXIMUM AFLATOXIN LEVEL PERMISSIBLE IN GRAIN AND SEED DISTRIBUTED IN ARKANSAS.
REQUESTING THE ARKANSAS ENTERTAINERS HALL OF FAME BOARD TO INDUCT ENOS ‘SKEETS’ MCDONALD INTO THE HALL OF FAME.
COMMENDING ARKANSAS FARMERS.
Primary Sponsor for Senate
EXPRESSING APPRECIATION TO CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION FOR ADDESSING CRITICAL GROUND WATER SITUATION AND REQUESTING THEY CONTINUE TO PROMOTE RESOLUTION OF THE PROBLEM AND TO WORK FOR WAIVER OF COST SHARE REQUIREMENTS PLACED ON ARKANSAS.
CoSponsor
AN ACT TO ALLOW A PERSON WITH A CONCEALED HANDGUN LICENSE TO CARRY ANY HANDGUN HE OR SHE CHOOSES.
TO AUTHORIZE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM TO RETIRE AFTER TWENTY-EIGHT (28) YEARS OF CREDITED SERVICE.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS RICE RESEARCH AND PROMOTION ACT.
TO INCREASE FROM THIRTY DAYS TO NINETY DAYS THE TIME IN WHICH A WATER WELL CONTRACTOR MUST NOTIFY THE COMMISSION ON WATER WELL CONSTRUCTION OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF A WATER WELL.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS CODE TO CLARIFY THE MISSION AND TO MORE SPECIFICALLY DEFINE THE POWERS, FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES OF THE ARKANSAS FORESTRY COMMISSION.
TO REQUIRE ANY PERSON DESIRING TO BURN FOREST VEGETATION TO NOTIFY THE ARKANSAS FORESTRY COMMISSION.
RELATING TO THE LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITY OF ARKANSAS FORESTRY COMMISSION PERSONNEL.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT THE ARKANSAS GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL NOT MEET ON THE THIRD MONDAY IN JANUARY IN RESPECT TO DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. AND IN OBSERVANCE OF HIS BIRTHDAY
THE IRA AND SAVINGS INCENTIVE ACT OF 1999.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION - GRANT TO THE AGRICULTURE ENHANCEMENT PROMOTION GROUP APPROPRIATION FOR THE 1999-2001 BIENNIUM.
TO INCREASE THE HOMESTEAD TAX REFUND.
TO CREATE A COLLEGE OF INFORMATION SCIENCE AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE ELEGIBILITY REQUIREMENT FOR THE ACADEMIC CHALLNGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM; AND TO CLARIFY EXISTING LANGUAGE.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 24-11-301 CONCERNING THE APPROPRIATION OF INSURANCE PREMIUM TAXES; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
AN ACT TO ALLOW THE TAKING OF FERAL HOGS; TO AMEND CERTAIN SECTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE PERTAINING TO LIVESTOCK RUNNING AT LARGE; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
TO LEVY AN ADDITIONAL EXCISE TAX ON MOTOR FUEL AND AN ADDITIONAL TAX ON DISTILLATE SPECIAL FUEL.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM - FOR THE BILL CLINTON BIRTHPLACE HOME CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO PROHIBIT THE POSSESSION OF ANHYDROUS AMMONIA IN UNLAWFUL CONTAINERS.
AN ACT TO PROMOTE THE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE CATFISH INDUSTRY IN ARKANSAS.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF WORLD WAR II VETERAN, KOREAN WAR VETERAN, VIETNAM VETERAN, AND PERSIAN GULF VETERAN LICENSE PLATES.
AN ACT TO DECLARE THE THIRD FRIDAY IN SEPTEMBER AS ‘POW/MIA RECOGNITION DAY’.
THE FREEDOM OF CHOICE AMONG HEALTH BENEFIT PLANS ACT.
THE ARKANSAS EARTHQUAKE AUTHORITY ACT.
AN ACT TO REPEAL ARKANSAS CODE 26-26-501.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 11-4-218 TO EXEMPT THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR FROM PAYMENT OF COURT COSTS IN ACTIONS TO ENFORCE THE STATE MINIMUM WAGE LAW.
THE BOILER OMNIBUS ACT.
TO PROVIDE THAT GENETICALLY MODIFIED SEEDS SOLD IN ARKANSAS MUST BE CERTIFIED BY THE STATE PLANT BOARD.
TO EXPAND THE PROPERTY TAX CREDIT FOR SENIOR CITIZENS TO INCLUDE DISABLED PERSONS.
AN ACT TO AMEND AND CLARIFY THE ISSUANCE OF POSTDATED WARRANTS AND THE ENTERING INTO INSTALLMENT AGREEMENTS BY SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
TO AUTHORIZE AN ARKANSAS COUNTY BORDERING ANOTHER STATE TO ENTER INTO INTERLOCAL AGREEMENTS WITH A CONTIGUOUS COUNTY OR PARISH IN THE OTHER STATE FOR PURPOSES OF ENFORCING DRUG LAWS.
TO PROVIDE THAT THE CITIES, TOWNS OR FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICTS QUALIFIED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FIRE AND POLICE PENSION FUND SHALL NOT INCUR EXPENSES FOR THIS QUALIFICATION.
TO PHASE IN A STATE SALES TAX EXEMPTION FOR FOOD AND TO REPEAL THE WORKING TAXPAYER CREDIT.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE AN INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR THE MANUFACTURERS OF ADVANCED BIOFUELS; TO DEFINE ADVANCED BIOFUELS; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 16-90-702 AND 16-90-716 TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL REPARATIONS TO VICTIMS WHOSE INJURIES ARE CATASTROPHIC AND RESULT IN A TOTAL AND PERMANENT DISABILITY.
EXPRESSING APPRECIATION TO ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT, UTILITY WORKERS, RELIEF WORKERS, GOVERNMENT WORKERS AND CITIZENS WHO RESPONDED TO AND ASSISTED THE VICTIMS OF THE RECENT TORNADOES THAT RAVAGED THIS STATE.
TO PROHIBIT AN INCREASE IN CERTAIN TAX RATES OR FEES EXCEPT ON A 3/5 VOTE; TO PREVENT A DECREASE IN ANY TAX RATE EXCEPT ON A MAJORITY VOTE; TO PROHIBIT REMOVING A TAX EXEMPTION EXCEPT ON A 3/5 VOTE.
IN RESPECTFUL MEMORY OF REPRESENTATIVE WILLIAM K. ‘MAC’ MCGEHEE, JR. AND IN RECOGNITION OF HIS MANY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AND HIS LOCAL COMMUNITY.
URGING THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION TO REMOVE OFFICIAL PROHIBITIONS AND DETERRENTS TO THE SALE OF AMERICAN FARM PRODUCTS TO CUBA.
COMMENDING AND CONGRATULATING THE MEMBERS OF THE ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY INDIANS MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM AND HEAD COACH DICKEY NUTT ON THEIR OUTSTANDING 1998-99 REGULAR SEASON.
TO EXPRESS THE INTENT OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES THAT ALL FORMER MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ARE AUTHORIZED AND ENCOURAGED TO WEAR THEIR HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES LAPEL PINS.
CoSponsor for Senate
AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS CAMPAIGN AND ETHICS LAWS; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
REGULATING STATE EMPLOYMENT OF CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS, AND THEIR SPOUSES; ESTABLISHES PROCEDURES REGARDING THEIR ENTERING INTO GRANTS, CONTRACTS OR LEASES WITH THE STATE.
TO CLARIFY THE LAW GRANTING SICK LEAVE TO MUNICIPAL FIRE FIGHTERS.
PERFORMANCE-BASED PROGRAM BUDGETING AND STRATEGIC PLANNING PILOT PROGRAM
TO CREATE A FINANCIAL INCENTIVE PROGRAM FOR TRAVEL AGENTS, TOUR OPERATORS, TOUR BROKERS, AND GROUP LEADERS TO PROMOTE MOTORCOACH TRAVEL.
THE PROSTATE CANCER ACT OF 1999.
THE EXTENDED JUVENILE JURISDICTION ACT.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 6-62-103 PERTAINING TO THE COMPENSATION OF EXCEPTIONALLY QUALIFIED ACADEMIC AND NONACADEMIC PERSONNEL.