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Representative Chris Thyer (D)

326 South Church Street, Jonesboro, 72401

Representative Chris Thyer (D)
Phone: 870-932-2000
Phone:
District: 74
District:
74
Seniority: 27
Seniority:
27
Occupation: Attorney
Occupation:
Attorney
Church Affiliation: Baptist
Church Affiliation:
Baptist
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: Serving first term in House 2003, 2005, 2007
Public Service:
Serving first term in House 2003, 2005, 2007


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
AN ACT CONCERNING STIPENDS AWARDED TO MEMBERS OF CERTAIN STATE BOARDS.
AN ACT TO IMPOSE A DUTY ON THE DRIVER OF A VEHICLE TO REMAIN AT THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
TO ENACT THE UNIFORM LIMITED PARTNERSHIP ACT (2001) AND TO PROVIDE TRANSITIONAL RULES.
TO CONFIRM THE POWER OF CONSOLIDATED UTILITY DISTRICTS TO PARTICIPATE WITH OUT-OF-STATE AGENCIES.
AN ACT CONCERNING AUTHORIZATION FOR THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL AND ITS SUBCOMMITTEES TO MEET DURING A LEGISLATIVE SESSION, AND CONCERNING THE EXECUTIVE SUBCOMMITTEE OF LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.
TO PROVIDE FOR TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT BY THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE IF CERTAIN EX OFFICIO POSITIONS HAVE NOT BEEN FILLED ON THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, THE LEGISLATIVE JOINT AUDITING COMMITTEE, AND THE JOINT BUDGET COMMITTEE.
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 FOR THE OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL - CRIME VICTIMS REPARATIONS PROGRAM SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE "ARKANSAS COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE ACT OF 2007" AND TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE COMMISSION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS APPROPRIATION - STATE VETERANS' CEMETERY IN CROSS, ST. FRANCIS OR POINSETT COUNTY FOR THE 2007-2009 BIENNIUM.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE COMMISSION - COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE GRANTS AND EXPENSES APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2007-2009 BIENNIUM.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE COMMISSION - COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE GRANTS AND EXPENSES APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2007-2009 BIENNIUM.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE COMMISSION APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2007 FISCAL YEAR.
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 DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - MISCELLANEOUS GRANTS AND EXPENSES AND VARIOUS AGENCY TRANSFERS APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2007-2009 BIENNIUM.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT GRANTS APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2007-2009 BIENNIUM.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS CRIME INFORMATION CENTER - ARKANSAS REAL-TIME ELECTRONIC LOGBOOK APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2007-2009 BIENNIUM.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY - DEGREE CENTERS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES - CENTER ON AGING NORTHEAST FACILITY CONSTRUCTION AND EQUIPPING GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE PROFESSIONAL BAIL BONDSMAN LICENSING BOARD APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2007-2009 BIENNIUM.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE RULEMAKING AUTHORITY TO THE SECRETARY OF THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS REVENUE STABILIZATION LAW OF ARKANSAS.
TO AUTHORIZE THE ARKANSAS NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION TO ISSUE GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF WATER, WASTE DISPOSAL, POLLUTION CONTROL, ABATEMENT AND PREVENTION, AND OTHER PURPOSES.
THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION PROJECTS ACCOUNT OF THE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT FUND TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL FUNDS FOR THE STATE BUDGET.
AN ACT TO ALLOW CHILDREN RESIDING IN THE SAME RESIDENTIAL SUBDIVISION TO ATTEND THE SAME SCHOOL DISTRICT.
TO AUTHORIZE THE COMMISSION FOR ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOL ACADEMIC FACILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION TO ISSUE GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL ACADEMIC FACILITIES.
TO SUSPEND THE JOINT RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE SENATE TO EXTEND THE TIME FOR FILING APPROPRIATION BILLS.
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION TO CLARIFY AND ESTABLISH RIGHTS AND PROCEDURES CONCERNING MINERAL INTERESTS.
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE 14 OF THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION CONCERNING FINANCING OF SCHOOL FACILITIES.
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION TO ESTABLISH THE PERMISSIBLE USES OF THE EXCESS DEBT SERVICE MILLAGE OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT.
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE 14 OF THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION CONCERNING THE LEVY OF A SCHOOL MILLAGE FOR A QUALIFIED CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT WHEN STATE FUNDING IS ALSO PROVIDED.
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION TO INCREASE THE TERMS OF COUNTY OFFICIALS FROM TWO (2) TO FOUR (4) YEARS AND TERM LIMITS OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEMBERS AND AMEND PROVISIONS CONCERNING JUSTICES OF THE PEACE.
TO SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO EXTEND THE TIME FOR FILING APPROPRIATION BILLS.
Primary Sponsor for Senate
AN ACT CONCERNING REGISTRATION AS A LOBBYIST BY A FORMER MEMBER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO AUTHORIZE THE STATE BANK DEPARTMENT TO OWN, ACQUIRE, OR CONSTRUCT SUITABLE OFFICES AND TO OBTAIN THE NECESSARY FUNDS FOR THE ACQUISITION OR CONSTRUCTION OF SUITABLE OFFICES.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION - WORKFORCE TRAINING CONSORTIUM GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO REVISE THE ARKANSAS BANKING CODE; TO PROVIDE PARITY BETWEEN THE STATE AND NATIONAL BANK APPLICATION PROCESS; AND TO REDUCE APPLICATION FEES.
CoSponsor
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE EIGHT-SIXTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2006-2007 FISCAL YEAR.
TO INCREASE THE MAXIMUM PROPERTY TAX RELIEF CREDIT FOR A HOMESTEAD.
AN ACT CONCERNING PREPARATION OF THE AGENDA FOR EACH MEETING OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL AND TO REMOVE OBSOLETE LANGUAGE.
TO ADOPT THE UNIFORM STATUTORY RULE AGAINST PERPETUITIES.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE VISITATION RIGHTS TO STEP-GRANDPARENTS AND FORMER STEP-GRANDPARENTS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
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.
TO ALLOW MILITARY OFFICERS OF THE ARMED SERVICES TO RECEIVE THE SAME INCOME TAX EXEMPTION AS ENLISTED PERSONNEL OF THE ARMED SERVICES.
AN ACT FOR THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR - EMERGENCY PROCLAMATION SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION.
TO REPEAL ARKANSAS CODE 5-73-121 CONCERNING THE OFFENSE OF CARRYING A KNIFE AS A WEAPON.
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 ADOPT THE UNIFORM REAL PROPERTY ELECTRONIC RECORDING ACT.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE SURPLUS POULTRY LITTER REMOVAL INCENTIVES ACT AND TO PROVIDE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVES FOR POULTRY LITTER REMOVAL.
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.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION - STORAGE OR REMOVAL OF EXCESS LITTER GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
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.
TO ALLOW THE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER TO ORDER THE REMOVAL OF A DIRECTOR OR AN OFFICER FOR MISCONDUCT AND TO REQUIRE A HEARING AND WRITTEN FINDINGS.
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.
THE FAIR GIFT CARD ACT.
CONCERNING THE SALE AND USE OF ROTATING, FLASHING, OR OSCILLATING BLUE LIGHTS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT PURPOSES.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL LAW.
TO LIMIT THE LOCATION OF ADULT-ORIENTED BUSINESSES IN PROXIMITY TO LOCATIONS FREQUENTED BY CHILDREN.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
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 REVISE THE REGIONAL MOBILITY AUTHORITY ACT.
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 CLARIFY THE APPLICABILITY OF VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE REGARDING EXPUNGEMENT AND SEALING OF RECORDS OF CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS.
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.
THE SUNSHINE IN GOVERNMENT ACT.
TO AMEND THE TAX PROCEDURE ACT TO ALLOW TAXPAYERS TO FILE AMENDED RETURNS AND REFUNDS UNTIL THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS EXPIRES FOR THE DIRECTOR AND TO CLARIFY THAT TAXPAYERS MAY SEEK JUDICIAL RELIEF UPON A FINDING OF A CREDIT OWING.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE ETHICS IN PUBLIC CONTRACTING LAWS.
AN ACT AMENDING CERTAIN SECTIONS OF ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING CAMPAIGN FINANCE AND ETHICS.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE DISCLOSURE OF RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS.
AN ACT TO REVISE PORTIONS OF ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING ETHICS AND CONCERNING CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS AND GIFTS.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING LOBBYIST ACTIVITY REPORTS.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS ETHICS LAWS CONCERNING THE DEFINITION OF GIFT .
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE USE OF CAMPAIGN FUNDS AS PERSONAL INCOME.
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.
COMMENDING THE MELBOURNE, SALEM, VALLEY VIEW, SEARCY, BENTONVILLE, LAKESIDE, GREENWOOD, CHARLESTON, BURGMAN, AND VALLEY SPRINGS SCHOOL DISTRICTS ON RECEIVING THE THV GOLDEN APPLE AWARD.
CoSponsor for Senate
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.
AN ACT TO REDUCE THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF TIME THAT PETIT JURORS ARE REQUIRED TO SERVE.
AN ACT TO REQUIRE THAT THE ENHANCED PROSPECTIVE JUROR LIST BE USED IN THE SELECTION OF ALL PROSPECTIVE JURORS IN ALL CIRCUIT COURT DIVISIONS.
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 CREATE THE UAMS CANCER RESEARCH CENTER MATCHING FUND.
AN ACT FOR VARIOUS INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION FOR ARKANSAS DELTA TRAINING AND EDUCATION CONSORTIUM GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATIONS.
AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE PERTAINING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE PRACTICES.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES SERVICES - HUMAN DEVELOPMENT CENTER GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A GRAIN ASSESSMENT TO PROMOTE GRAIN PRODUCTION THROUGH BIOFUEL INCENTIVES.
ENCOURAGING THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME TO ADD THE BROWNS TO ITS MEMBERSHIP.
PROPOSING A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO CHANGE SESSIONS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FROM BIENNIAL TO ANNUAL SESSIONS AND TO ESTABLISH THE LENGTH OF THE SESSIONS.

Committees

Committees
Alternate: ENERGY - JOINT
ex officio: JBC--PEER/REVIEW
ex officio: JBC-CLAIMS
ex officio: JBC-PERSONNEL