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Representative John Paul Wells (D)

119 South Elm Street, Paris, 72855

Representative John Paul Wells (D)
Phone: 479-963-3227
Phone:
District: 84
District:
84
Seniority: 60
Seniority:
60
Occupation: Furniture Store Owner
Occupation:
Furniture Store Owner
Church Affiliation: Baptist
Church Affiliation:
Baptist
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: Paris City Alderman; Paris School Board; First term in House 2005, 2007
Public Service:
Paris City Alderman; Paris School Board; First term in House 2005, 2007


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
AN ACT TO AMEND THE HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION ACT OF 1981.
AN ACT CONCERNING ENHANCED PENALTIES FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF METHAMPHETAMINE IN THE PRESENCE OF CERTAIN PERSONS.
AN ACT TO DESIGNATE THE DIANA FRITILLARY BUTTERFLY AS THE OFFICIAL BUTTERFLY OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
AN ACT TO INCREASE ACADEMIC INSTRUCTION TIME IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND TO LIMIT PHYSICAL ACTIVITY REQUIREMENTS FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS.
AN ACT TO CLARIFY CREDIT FOR CONCURRENT SERVICE.
TO PERMIT THE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER TO EXTEND THE TIME LIMIT FOR A FARMERS' MUTUAL AID ASSOCIATION TO MEET STATUTORY MINIMUM MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS AND TO CLARIFY THE OBLIGATION TO PURCHASE ANY NECESSARY INDEMNITY REINSURANCE.
AN ACT TO UPDATE THE DUTIES OF THE BUREAU OF LEGISLATIVE RESEARCH WITH REGARD TO LIBRARY SERVICES TO RECOGNIZE THAT MANY MATERIALS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AS DIGITAL MEDIA OR THROUGH THE INTERNET.
AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE DISPLAY OF A COPY OF A LICENSE TO CONDUCT A GOING-OUT-OF- BUSINESS SALE AND TO REQUIRE THE LICENSE TO PROMINENTLY DISPLAY THE BEGINNING DATE AND THE ENDING DATE OF THE SALE.
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.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - STATE SUPPORT TO RURAL FIRE DEPARTMENTS IN DISTRICT 84 GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - STATE SUPPORT TO THE FIRE DEPARTMENTS IN FRANKLIN COUNTY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - STATE SUPPORT TO THE FIRE DEPARTMENTS IN LOGAN COUNTY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF PARIS AND SOUTH LOGAN COUNTY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE COSTS FOR THE NORTH AND SOUTH LOGAN COUNTY COURTHOUSES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - FORT SMITH GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS TECH UNIVERSITY - COLLEGE LIBRARY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF AERONAUTICS - AIRPORT GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF AGING AND ADULT SERVICES - EQUIPMENT FOR LOGAN COUNTY SENIOR CITIZEN CENTERS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT CREATING THE STATE DRUG CRIME ENFORCEMENT AND PROSECUTION GRANT FUND.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL DRUG CRIME TASK FORCE APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2007-2009 BIENNIUM.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FLEXIBILITY FOR HOSPITALS THAT HAVE PHARMACY PERMITS IN PURCHASING AND DISPENSING MEDICINES.
AN ACT TO ALLOW A NONPROFIT, TAX-EXEMPT, OR GOVERNMENTALLY FUNDED HOSPITAL TO OBTAIN A PHARMACY PERMIT WITH CERTAIN LIMITATIONS.
Primary Sponsor for Senate
AN ACT TO EQUALIZE WINE LICENSING LAWS FOR NATIVE AND OUT-OF-STATE WINERIES AND TO CREATE A DIRECT WINE SHIPPER S PERMIT.
TO PHASE OUT THE ARKANSAS UNIVERSAL SERVICE FUND; TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS HIGH COST FUND; AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE ADMINISTRATIVE TRANSITION FROM THE ARKANSAS UNIVERSAL SERVICE FUND TO THE ARKANSAS HIGH COST FUND.
AN ACT TO STUDY THE CREATION OF THE ARKANSAS PATIENT CHOICE ACT; AND TO PROVIDE ARKANSAS PATIENTS MORE CHOICE IN THEIR PRESCRIPTION DRUG PURCHASES.
AN ACT TO CREATE A STATEWIDE PERMIT FOR PROPANE DEALERS.
CoSponsor
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 PROHIBIT AN AWARD OF CHILD CUSTODY OR VISITATION TO A SEX OFFENDER EXCEPT UNDER LIMITED CIRCUMSTANCES.
TO CREATE A PRESUMPTION RELATING TO THE USE OF DEADLY PHYSICAL FORCE; TO AUTHORIZE THE USE OF DEADLY PHYSICAL FORCE UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; AND TO CREATE CIVIL IMMUNITY UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
TO ALLOW A STUDENT WHOSE SPOUSE IS CALLED INTO MILITARY SERVICE TO RECEIVE COMPENSATION FOR THE RESULTING MONETARY LOSS OF CEASING ATTENDANCE AT A STATE-SUPPORTED POSTSECONDARY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION.
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.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE VISITATION RIGHTS TO STEP-GRANDPARENTS AND FORMER STEP-GRANDPARENTS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
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 EQUALIZE RETIREE GROUP HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUM COSTS AND TO PERMIT STATE CONTRIBUTIONS TO GROUP HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUM COSTS FOR PARTICIPANTS IN THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM WHO ARE NOT STATE EMPLOYEES.
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.
TO PROVIDE AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSES TO LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS PROVIDERS IN ACTIONS FOR CIVIL LIABILITY.
ARKANSAS ORTHOTICS, PROSTHETICS, AND PEDORTHICS PRACTICE ACT OF 2007.
TO ESTABLISH A WAITING PERIOD OF SIX (6) YEARS FOR PERSONS SENTENCED TO LIFE IMPRISONMENT WITHOUT PAROLE FOR FILING A NEW APPLICATION FOR EXECUTIVE CLEMENCY AND TO ALLOW THE PAROLE BOARD TO WAIVE THE WAITING PERIOD.
TO REPEAL ARKANSAS CODE 5-73-121 CONCERNING THE OFFENSE OF CARRYING A KNIFE AS A WEAPON.
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE INDEPENDENT PRACTICE OF PSYCHOLOGY BY QUALIFIED PERSONS AT THE MASTER'S LEVEL.
TO CLARIFY THAT CIVIL IMMUNITY IS EXTENDED TO DENTISTS AND OTHER HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS WHO RENDER VOULUNTARY HEALTH CARE SERVICES AT FREE OR LOW-COST HEALTH CARE CLINICS.
TO CREATE THE INVESTMENT IN ARKANSANS STUDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM TO PROVIDE LOW-INCOME ARKANSANS WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO OBTAIN A COLLEGE DEGREE.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION - INVESTMENT IN ARKANSAS STUDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2007-2009 BIENNIUM.
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 EXEMPT A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT, CORRECTIONAL FACILITY, JUVENILE DETENTION FACILITY, ADULT DETENTION FACILITY, OR MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY FROM THE SHIELDED OUTDOOR LIGHTING ACT.
TO REDUCE THE SALES AND USE TAX ON UTILITIES THAT ARE USED BY QUALIFYING AGRICULTURAL STRUCTURES AND QUALIFYING AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE, AND AQUACULTURE EQUIPMENT.
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.
TO FURTHER DEFINE THE ACT OF VOYEURISM.
CONCERNING THE SALE AND USE OF ROTATING, FLASHING, OR OSCILLATING BLUE LIGHTS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT PURPOSES.
AN ACT CHANGING THE NAME OF ARKANSAS VALLEY TECHNICAL INSTITUTE OF ARKANSAS TECH UNIVERSITY TO ARKANSAS TECH UNIVERSITY OZARK CAMPUS.
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.
TO LIMIT THE LOCATION OF ADULT-ORIENTED BUSINESSES IN PROXIMITY TO LOCATIONS FREQUENTED BY CHILDREN.
TO AMEND 5-63-201 CONCERNING THE SALE OF CERTAIN TICKETS IN EXCESS OF REGULAR PRICE.
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 FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - STEPPING STONE SCHOOL GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - EXPANSION OF STATEWIDE MENTAL HEALTH BEDS IN ARKANSAS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO REVISE THE REGIONAL MOBILITY AUTHORITY ACT.
AN ACT TO ADOPT THE AGREEMENT AMONG THE STATES TO ELECT THE PRESIDENT BY NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE.
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 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 TECH UNIVERSITY - IMPROVEMENTS TO LAKE POINT CONFERENCE CENTER GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS TECH UNIVERSITY - EMERGENCY OPERATION CENTER GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS TECH UNIVERSITY - LIBRARY IMPROVEMENTS, SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS, COMPUTER EQUIPMENT AND ENGINEERING APPARATUS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
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 AMEND THE UTILITY FACILITY ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC PROTECTION ACT AND THE ARKANSAS MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC UTILITY INTERLOCAL COOPERATION ACT OF 2003.
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE APPLICATION OF POULTRY LITTER IN ACCORDANCE WITH ESTABLISHED STANDARDS WHILE A MANAGEMENT PLAN IS PENDING.
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.
TO CLARIFY CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE PETROLEUM STORAGE TANK TRUST FUND ACT.
AN ACT TO DESIGNATE RICE AS THE OFFICIAL GRAIN OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
TO TRANSFER THE REGULATION OF TITLE INSURANCE TO THE STATE INSURANCE DEPARTMENT AND TO ENACT THE ARKANSAS TITLE INSURANCE ACT.
THE INCOME TAX PLEDGE ACT 0F 2007.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE TRANSIENT MERCHANT LICENSING ACT OF 1983.
TO QUIET TITLE IN ABANDONED MINERAL INTERESTS IN THE SURFACE ESTATE OWNER.
TO CREATE A PRESUMPTION OF DIMINISHED UTILITY OF THE SURFACE ESTATE IF SEPARATE FROM THE MINERAL ESTATE ON WHICH A WELL IS DRILLED; TO ALLOW FOR A REDUCTION IN THE ASSESSMENT VALUE.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR DAMAGES AND COMPENSATION FOR THE USE OF LAND BY PERSONS OTHER THAN THE SURFACE OWNER.
IN RESPECTFUL MEMORY OF MS. POLLY ANN WOOD CREWS AND IN RECOGNITION OF HER MANY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AND HER LOCAL COMMUNITY.
COMMENDING JUDGE JOHN S. PATTERSON UPON HIS RETIREMENT FROM THE BENCH FOR HIS LONG AND DISTINGUISHED SERVICE TO FRANKLIN, JOHNSON, AND POPE COUNTIES.
RECOMMENDING THAT FEDERAL FISCAL YEAR 2007 FEDERAL HIGHWAY AND TRANSIT FUNDING LEVELS BE MAINTAINED AS PROVIDED IN SAFETEA-LU.
CoSponsor for Senate
TO EXPAND DRUG COURT PROGRAMS; TO CREATE A DIVISION OF DRUG COURT PROGRAMS WITHIN THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE COURTS; AND TO CREATE THE DRUG COURT ADVISORY COMMITTEE.
TO AMEND THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON FOOD AND FOOD INGREDIENTS.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING PROGRAM.
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 CLARIFY THE DEFINITION OF "IMMINENT DANGER TO HEALTH OR SAFETY" IN THE ADULT MALTREATMENT CUSTODY ACT.
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 THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - FORT SMITH - PROPERTY ACQUISITION, NEW FACILITY DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT CONCERNING ADMINISTRATIVE RULES THAT IMPACT SMALL BUSINESS.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES SERVICES - HUMAN DEVELOPMENT CENTER GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO CREATE A BACK-TO-SCHOOL TAX-FREE HOLIDAY BY EXEMPTING ITEMS OF CLOTHING FROM SALES AND USE TAX DURING A LIMITED TIME PERIOD.
AN ACT CONCERNING ANNUAL LEAVE AND SICK LEAVE PAYMENTS FOR CERTAIN FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICE EMPLOYEES.
TO REVISE THE ARKANSAS BANKING CODE; TO PROVIDE PARITY BETWEEN THE STATE AND NATIONAL BANK APPLICATION PROCESS; AND TO REDUCE APPLICATION FEES.
ENCOURAGING THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME TO ADD THE BROWNS TO ITS MEMBERSHIP.

Committees

Committees
ex officio: ALC-PEER
ex officio: ALC-REVIEW