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Representative John Paul Verkamp

1405 West Center Street, Greenwood, 72936

Representative John Paul Verkamp
Phone: 479-996-2122
Phone:
District: 15
District:
15
Seniority: 91
Seniority:
91
Occupation: Attorney
Occupation:
Attorney
Church Affiliation: Catholic
Church Affiliation:
Catholic
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: House 2001
Public Service:
House 2001


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO PROVIDE THAT REPEAT OFFENDERS CONVICTED OF VIOLENT FELONY OFFENSES OR ANY FELONY SEX OFFENSE SHALL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR RELEASE ON PAROLE.
TO REQUIRE DNA SAMPLING OF ANY PERSON CONVICTED OF ANY FELONY OFFENSE RESULTING IN INCARCERATION.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 9-12-309(a) TO ALLOW THE COURT TO AWARD EXPERT WITNESS FEES IN DIVORCE ACTIONS.
TO PROVIDE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF HEIRLOOM MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES.
GRANT PROSECUTORS ACCESS TO MEDICAL RECORDS OF PERSONS CHARGED WITH HAVING COMMITTED A SEX CRIME, AND ALLOW PROSECUTORS TO ALERT THE VICTIM OF POSSIBLE HEALTH RISKS RESULTING FROM THE CRIME.
TO CLARIFY CANDIDATE NOMINATION PETITION DEADLINES IN THE CITY MANAGEMENT FORM OF GOVERNMENT.
AMEND CODE RELATING TO ALLOCATION OF THE PROCEEDS OF A JUDGMENT OR SETTLEMENT IN AN ACTION AGAINST A THIRD PARTY BY A WORKERS' COMPENSATION BENEFICIARY.
AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE ARKANSAS OIL AND GAS COMMISSION TO CONDUCT A STUDY OF THE PROBLEMS RELATING TO NOISE FROM GAS WELLS, COMPRESSION, AND PRODUCTION.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 26-26-1118 CONCERNING THE PROPERTY TAX CREDIT.
Primary Sponsor for Senate
STUDY THE FEASIBILITY OF ESTABLISHING A PRIVATE SECTOR PROGRAM FOR THE VOLUNTARY PLANTING OF TREES ALONG STATE HIGHWAY RIGHT-OF-WAYS AND OTHER HIGHWAY RELATED LANDS OWNED BY THE STATE.
RESOLUTION TO COMMEND THE GREENWOOD BULLDOGS.
REQUESTING INTERIM COMMITTEES ON STATE AGENCIES AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS TO STUDY REQUIRING BIDDERS ON PUBLIC CONTRACTS TO FILE AFFIDAVITS DISCLOSING THEIR RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER VENDORS.
CoSponsor
AN ACT TO INCLUDE NURSING SCHOOLS AS APPROVED INSTITUTIONS IN THE ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM.
TO ALLOW MOTOR VEHICLE OWNERS TO NOTIFY THE OFFICE OF MOTOR VEHICLE UPON THE SALE OF THE VEHICLE AND TO PRESCRIBE THE NOTICE OF THE SALE OR TRANSFER.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 26-55-211 TO BROADEN THE BORDER TAX RATE IMPLEMENTED BY ARKANSAS CODE 26-55-210.
THE SAFE HAVEN ACT.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT ADMISSIONS AND FEES PAID TO COUNTY-OWNED GOLF COURSES ARE EXEMPT FROM SALES TAX.
AN ACT TO CHANGE THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE ARKANSAS STATE BOARD OF NURSING.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 8-6-609 AND 8-6-610 TO CHANGE THE RECYCLING GRANTS REPORTING PERIOD TO THE STATE FISCAL YEAR; TO CLARIFY THE REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS OF RECYCLING GRANT RECIPIENTS.
AN ACT TO REQUIRE LIENS AND JUDGMENTS TO REFLECT THE NAME OF THE PERSON AUTHORIZED TO RELEASE THE LIEN OR JUDGMENT.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 27-14-716 TO PROHIBIT PLACING COVERS OVER LICENSE PLATES WHICH MAKE THE LICENSE PLATE MORE DIFFICULT TO READ.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 27-51-302(1) TO REQUIRE VEHICLES TO GIVE A SIGNAL BEFORE CHANGING LANES.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 17-42-107(a) AND 17-42-301 TO PROTECT CONSUMERS IN THE EVENT OF THE DEATH OF A PRINCIPAL BROKER OR THE CLOSING OF A REAL ESTATE FIRM.
REGARDING THE PURCHASING OF GOODS AND SERVICES AND THE EXPENDITURE OF MONIES BY MAYORS OF CITIES OF THE SECOND CLASS AND INCORPORATED TOWNS.
AN ACT TO ENSURE EQUAL GE0GRAPHIC REPRESENTATION ON THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION BY APPOINTING THE MEMBERS FROM CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS.
TO ESTABLISH A RURAL HEALTH ACCESS PILOT PROGRAM.
TO ESTABLISH A PROGRAM FOR PUBLIC PORT AUTHORITIES IN ARKANSAS TO FUND PUBLIC PORT INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS.
TO AMEND VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE RELATING TO THE PRACTICE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE.
AN ACT TO REQUIRE ALL EMPLOYEES OF PROVIDERS OF CARE TO DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED ADULT PERSONS TO PASS CRIMINAL RECORDS CHECKS.
TO CREATE AN INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR PAYMENTS TO NURSING FACILITIES.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A TOLL CALLING PLAN IN EXCHANGES WITH CUSTOMERS WHO ARE UNABLE TO CALL THE COUNTY SEAT WITHOUT MAKING A TOLL CALL.
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION TO ESTABLISH A CALLING PLAN IN THE STATE.
AN ACT TO CREATE AN ARKANSAS FAIR HOUSING COMMISSION AND TO PROVIDE PROCEDURES FOR THE INVESTIGATION AND REMEDIATION OF UNFAIR HOUSING PRACTICES.
TO ENCOURAGE THE PUBLIC TO CONTACT THE STATE FIRE MARSHALL'S OFFICE FOR HOME FIRE SAFETY INFORMATION.
TO AMEND THE HOUSE RULES TO ADD A NEW RULE TO REQUIRE THE PUBLISHING OF ROLL CALL VOTES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ON THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY'S INTERNET WEB SITE.
REQUESTING THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON REVENUE AND TAXATION TO CONDUCT HEARINGS ON THE EXTENT OF THE REDUCTION IN FUNDING TO VARIOUS SCHOOL DISTRICTS UNDER SECTION 4 OF AMENDMENT 79.
RECOGNIZING LUKE MORRIS FOR HIS COURAGE IN RECOVERING FROM HIS INJURIES RECEIVED IN A CAR ACCIDENT ON FEBRUARY 17, AND COMMENDING THE THREE PEOPLE WHO ARRIVED ON THE SCENE AND BEGAN LIFE SAVING MEASURES.
CoSponsor for Senate
TO ENCOURAGE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FOR ARKANSAS UTILITY COMPANIES WHICH PURCHASE HIGH EFFICIENCY COAL.
AN ACT TO PROTECT PROPERTY RIGHTS IN NONABANDONED STRUCTURES.
TO REGULATE THE USE OF LANDS IN CITIES THAT BECOME ADJACENT AND CONTIGUOUS TO ONE ANOTHER TO REQUIRE THAT LAND USES WITHIN THE BOUNDARY AREAS ARE COMPATIBLE.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 26-3-306 TO PERMIT WIDOWED SPOUSES OF DISABLED VETERANS TO BE ELIGIBLE AGAIN FOR THE HOMESTEAD AND PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION AFTER THE SECOND SPOUSE HAS DIED.
TO EXTEND THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS ON PUBLIC WORKS CONSTRUCTION BONDS TO ONE (1) YEAR.
AN ACT TO CREATE AN ARKANSAS FAIR HOUSING COMMISSION; TO PROVIDE PROCEDURES FOR THE INVESTIGATION AND REMEDIATION OF UNFAIR HOUSING PRACTICES.
TO INCLUDE COAL MINING OPERATIONS IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT LAWS.
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE CERTAIN COUNTIES TO LEVY A SALES AND USE TAX TO PROVIDE FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS TO OR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION OF A COMMUNITY COLLEGE THAT WILL BE MERGED INTO A FOUR-YEAR INSTITUTION.
AN ACT TO ABOLISH AND TRANSFER THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE DELTA TECHNICAL INSTITUTE TO ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY; AND TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY - TECHNICAL CENTER.
ENTITIES WHICH RECEIVE TOBACCO SETTLEMENT PROCEEDS SHALL ACCOUNT FOR THOSE FUNDS SEPARATELY; FUNDS SHALL BE SUBJECT TO ANNUAL REVIEW/AUDIT BY LEGISLATIVE AUDIT.