Representative Danny Watson (R)

413 East 16th Street, Hope, 71801

Representative Danny Watson (R)
Phone: 870-703-5524
Phone:
District: 3
District:
3
Seniority: 54
Seniority:
54
Occupation: Transportation Consultant
Occupation:
Transportation Consultant
Church Affiliation: Baptist
Church Affiliation:
Baptist
Veteran: No
Veteran:
No
Public Service: Hempstead County Justice of the Peace (8 years), Hope School Board (15 years), First Term House 2017
Public Service:
Hempstead County Justice of the Peace (8 years), Hope School Board (15 years), First Term House 2017


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
CONCERNING THE THREAT OF OR ACTUAL INTRODUCTION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE INTO THE BODY OF A PREGNANT WOMAN.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE TRAINING OF CORONERS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE DUTIES OF THE SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS HIGHWAY REVENUE DISTRIBUTION LAW; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE DISTRIBUTION OF HIGHWAY REVENUE TO COUNTY AND CITY FUNDS.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING AUTOMATIC LICENSE PLATE READER SYSTEMS.
TO RECOGNIZE AND DESIGNATE THE MONTH OF MARCH AS "NATIONAL ATHLETIC TRAINING MONTH" IN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
Primary Sponsor for Senate
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE TIME FOR COMPLETING AN INVESTIGATION OF SUSPECTED ADULT MALTREATMENT OR LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY RESIDENT MALTREATMENT.
ESTABLISHING THE PUBLIC SAFETY EQUIPMENT GRANT PROGRAM; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
CoSponsor
TO CREATE THE NO PATIENT LEFT ALONE ACT; CONCERNING VISITATION RIGHTS OF PATIENTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING VOTER IDENTIFICATION; TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING VERIFICATION OF PROVISIONAL BALLOTS; AND TO AMEND AMENDMENT 51 OF THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION.
TO AMEND THE LAW REGARDING CALLING A LOCAL OPTION ELECTION IN A COUNTY; TO AUTHORIZE A TERRITORIAL SUBDIVISION TO CONDUCT A LOCAL OPTION ELECTION; AND TO AMEND PORTIONS OF THE LAW RESULTING FROM INITIATED ACT 1 OF 1942.
TO INCREASE THE SALES AND USE TAX EXEMPTION FOR A USED MOTOR VEHICLE.
CONCERNING PRIVILEGED COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN A CERTIFIED PEER SUPPORT MEMBER AND AN EMERGENCY RESPONDER.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS ATHLETIC TRAINERS ACT; AND TO AUTHORIZE ATHLETIC TRAINERS TO PRACTICE UNDER THE DIRECT SUPERVISION OF A PHYSICIAN.
TO CREATE A STATE MEAT INSPECTION PROGRAM; TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS MEAT AND MEAT PRODUCTS INSPECTION ACT; TO TRANSFER AUTHORITY OVER MEAT INSPECTION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND ELECTION LAW; TO AMEND THE PETITION PROCESS TO BE ON THE BALLOT AS A CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT OR VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES; AND TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF SIGNATURES REQUIRED TO BE LISTED ON THE BALLOT.
PERMITTING NONIMMIGRANTS LEGALLY ADMITTED TO THE UNITED STATES UNDER A COMPACT OF FREE ASSOCIATION TO BE A CERTIFIED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER; AND TO BE KNOWN AS THE "MARSHALLESE LAW ENFORCEMENT ACT".
TO ESTABLISH THE EVERY ARKANSAN RETIREMENT PLAN OPPORTUNITY ACT.
TO ESTABLISH THE LAW ENFORCEMENT FAMILY RELIEF CHECK-OFF PROGRAM; AND TO ESTABLISH THE LAW ENFORCEMENT FAMILY RELIEF TRUST FUND.
TO INCREASE THE SALES AND USE TAX EXEMPTION THRESHOLD FOR THE PURCHASE OF A USED MOTOR VEHICLE.
TO CREATE THE RAILROAD MODERNIZATION ACT OF 2021; AND TO ALLOW AN INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR CERTAIN RAILROAD TRACK MAINTENANCE EXPENDITURES.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING CABINET-LEVEL DEPARTMENT SECRETARIES; AND TO REQUIRE THE SECRETARY OF A CABINET-LEVEL DEPARTMENT TO PROVIDE A REPORT TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING LOAD LIMITS FOR A VEHICLE TRANSPORTING CERTAIN RAW MATERIALS AND LOGS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
CONCERNING RIOT OFFENSES AND PUBLIC DEMONSTRATION OFFENSES; CONCERNING OFFENSES COMMITTED AGAINST FIRST RESPONDERS; CONCERNING PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PROPERTY OFFENSES; AND CONCERNING PROCEDURES UPON ARREST.
TO REQUIRE THE ASSESSMENT COORDINATION DIVISION TO ISSUE CERTAIN ANNUAL REPORTS; AND TO PROHIBIT NEW OR UPDATED ASSESSMENT GUIDELINES FROM BECOMING EFFECTIVE UNTIL THEY HAVE BEEN REPORTED TO LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.
TO PROHIBIT THE STATE FROM MANDATING A VACCINE OR IMMUNIZATION FOR CORONAVIRUS 2019 (COVID-19); TO GOVERN REQUIREMENTS FOR A VACCINE OR IMMUNIZATION FOR CORONAVIRUS 2019 (COVID-19); AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE REMOVAL OR IMMOBILIZATION OF UNATTENDED OR ABANDONED VEHICLES.
TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS FAIRNESS IN COST SHARING ACT.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS SAVE ADOLESCENTS FROM EXPERIMENTATION (SAFE) ACT.
TO PROHIBIT TAXPAYER RESOURCE TRANSACTIONS FOR ABORTIONS.
CONCERNING THE DEFINITION OF "PERSON" IN THE ARKANSAS CRIMINAL CODE.
TO DESIGNATE THE OFFICIAL STEAM LOCOMOTIVE OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS STUDENT-ATHLETE PUBLICITY RIGHTS ACT.
TO CREATE THE LOGGING AND WOOD FIBER TRANSPORTATION JOB CREATION INCENTIVE ACT; AND TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS WOOD ENERGY PRODUCTS AND FOREST MAINTENANCE INCOME TAX CREDIT.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING ABSENTEE BALLOTS; TO AMEND ELECTION LAW; TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING SPOILED BALLOTS.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A TOW BUSINESS TO GIVE PUBLIC NOTICE IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; AND TO ALLOW PUBLIC NOTICE TO BE GIVEN ON A WEBSITE.
TO ADOPT FEDERAL LAW CONCERNING INCOME TAX DEDUCTIONS FOR DEPRECIATION AND THE EXPENSING OF PROPERTY.
TO CREATE A SALES AND USE TAX EXEMPTION FOR PARTS PURCHASED TO REPAIR AGRICULTURAL EQUIPMENT AND MACHINERY AND TIMBER EQUIPMENT AND MACHINERY.
TO CREATE THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER ACT.
TO REQUIRE THAT PUBLIC SCHOOLS OBSERVE A MOMENT OF SILENCE FOLLOWING THE DAILY RECITATION OF THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE; AND TO REQUIRE THAT PUBLIC SCHOOLS RECITE THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE AT SCHOOL ASSEMBLIES AND SPORTING EVENTS.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE OPERATION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE AT A RAILROAD CROSSING.
CONCERNING THE ENFORCEMENT OF FEDERAL FIREARM BANS WITHIN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS; AND CONCERNING STATE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS.
TO RECOGNIZE JANUARY 22 AS THE DAY OF TEARS IN ARKANSAS.
A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO PROVIDE THAT LOTTERY PROCEEDS MAY BE USED TO FUND OR PROVIDE SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS TO ARKANSAS CITIZENS ENROLLED IN VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL SCHOOLS AND TECHNICAL INSTITUTES.
CoSponsor for Senate
TO AMEND THE NAME OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY; TO ABOLISH THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF HENDERSON STATE UNIVERSITY; TO AMEND THE BOARD OF ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY MEMBERS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
CONCERNING FUNDING BASED ON THE AVERAGE DAILY MEMBERSHIP OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT OR OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING RETIREMENT ELIGIBILITY, NONCONTRIBUTORY MEMBERS, MEMBER CONTRIBUTIONS, AND THE BENEFIT MULTIPLIER UNDER THE STATE POLICE RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO ENSURE THAT BUSINESSES ARE NOT PENALIZED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH FOR THE BEHAVIOR OF THEIR PATRONS OR CUSTOMERS DURING THE CORONAVIRUS 2019 (COVID-19) PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
PROHIBITING PAROLE FOR A PERSON CONVICTED OF THE OFFENSE OF POSSESSION OF A FIREARM BY CERTAIN PERSONS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO CREATE AN INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR CERTAIN FULL-TIME LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS.
CONCERNING THE USE OF AUDIO MEDIA, VISUAL MEDIA, AND AUDIOVISUAL MEDIA BY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES, DISPATCH CENTERS, PUBLIC SAFETY ANSWERING POINTS, JAILS, AND DETENTION CENTERS.
TO CREATE THE FAIRNESS IN WOMEN'S SPORTS ACT.
TO CREATE THE GENDER INTEGRITY REINFORCEMENT LEGISLATION FOR SPORTS (GIRLS) ACT; AND TO CREATE A LEGAL CAUSE OF ACTION FOR A VIOLATION OF THE GENDER INTEGRITY REINFORCEMENT LEGISLATION FOR SPORTS (GIRLS) ACT.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING EARLY VOTING; AND TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING ELECTIONS.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING ELECTIONEERING; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING PENALTIES FOR MISDEMEANOR OFFENSES RELATED TO VOTING.
CONCERNING THE ESTABLISHMENT AND ALTERATION OF PRECINCT BOUNDARIES, POLLING SITES, AND VOTE CENTERS; AND TO AMEND ARKANSAS ELECTION LAW.
TO AMEND THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967; TO CREATE AN EXEMPTION TO THE EXAMINATION AND COPYING OF PUBLIC RECORDS; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967 AND VOTED BALLOTS.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE ENFORCEMENT OF ELECTION LAWS.
TO AMEND CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAW THAT RESULTED FROM INITIATED ACT NO. 4 OF 1948; TO REVISE THIRD-PARTY LIABILITY IN THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAW; AND TO MODIFY THE PROCESS FOR REQUESTING A HEARING.
TO AMEND ELECTION LAW; TO AMEND THE DUTIES OF MEMBERS OF A COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTION COMMISSIONERS; AND TO CLARIFY THE DUTIES OF COUNTY EMPLOYEES DESIGNATED AS ELECTION OFFICIALS.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING COUNTY BOARDS OF ELECTION COMMISSIONERS; TO AMEND HOW COUNTY BOARDS OF ELECTION COMMISSIONERS TAKE THE OATH; AND TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING ELECTIONS.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS UNBORN CHILD PROTECTION ACT; TO ABOLISH ABORTION IN ARKANSAS AND PROTECT THE LIVES OF UNBORN CHILDREN; AND TO PROTECT ALL HUMAN LIFE.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS ATHLETIC TRAINERS ACT; AND TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF "ATHLETE" WITHIN THE ARKANSAS ATHLETIC TRAINERS ACT.

Committees

Committees