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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: 29
Seniority:
29
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, 2009
Public Service:
Paris City Alderman; Paris School Board; First term in House 2005, 2007, 2009


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
AN ACT TO PROVIDE A STRUCTURE, SELF-SUPPORT, AND FUNDING FOR THE PERPETUAL STAFFING AND OPERATION OF THE AUTOMATED COURT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM.
TO PROTECT NURSING HOME RESIDENTS FROM THE THREAT OF FIRE; TO PROHIBIT TAMPERING WITH SMOKE DETECTORS AND FIRE EXTINGUISHERS IN NURSING HOMES WHEN AN EMERGENCY HAS BEEN SOUNDED.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CERTIFICATION OF VOLUNTEER OR RURAL FIRE DEPARTMENTS.
AN ACT FOR THE AUDITOR OF STATE - PERSONAL SERVICES FOR A PROSECUTING ATTORNEY - DIVISION A FOR THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2009-2010 FISCAL YEAR.
TO MAKE THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY OF THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT A DIVISION A PROSECUTOR.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS TECH UNIVERSITY - OZARK CAMPUS STUDENT SERVICES CENTER - GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO REPEAL THE INVESTOR PROTECTION TAKEOVER ACT, § 23-43-101 et seq.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS SECURITIES ACT, § 23-42-101 ET SEQ., AND TO REGULATE SECURITIES LAW ADMINISTRATION, REGISTRATION, SANCTIONS, BOND REQUIREMENTS, AND EXAMINATION FEES.
TO ALLOW THE SECURITIES COMMISSIONER TO SET BOND REQUIREMENTS FOR THE COMMISSIONER'S LICENSEES.
TO AMEND THE FAIR MORTGAGE LENDING ACT, 23-39-501 ET SEQ.; TO REVISE BONDING, REPORTING, RECORDS, PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES, PENALTIES, AND OTHER PROVISIONS OF THE ACT.
TO REPEAL ARKANSAS CODE § 23-37-511 CONCERNING THE ASSIGNMENT OF SAVINGS ACCOUNTS IN LIEU OF POSTING BOND.
TO UPDATE AND MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO THE ARKANSAS SECURITIES ACT, § 23-42-101 ET SEQ.
TO CREATE THE HEALTH CARE COST STABILIZATION ACT OF 2009.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING BAIL BONDSMEN.
TO CREATE THE INFORMED MEDICAL PATIENT ACT OF 2009.
AN ACT REGARDING SALES LIMITS FOR EPHEDRINE.
CONCERNING WRITTEN CONTRACTS FOR THE SOLICITATION OF ADVERTISING.
REGARDING A SEX OFFENDER'S PLACE OF RESIDENCE UPON RELEASE FROM CUSTODY.
CoSponsor
THE ARKANSAS SCHOLARSHIP LOTTERY ACT.
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR THE NURSING STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM AND TO PROMOTE TEACHING IN NURSING EDUCATION PROGRAMS.
AN ACT TO REQUIRE HEALTH BENEFIT PLANS TO PROVIDE PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING FOR MEN FORTY (40) YEARS OF AGE AND OVER.
TO ESTABLISH AN INVESTMENT TAX CREDIT FOR THE REHABILITATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF CENTRAL BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS.
AMENDING ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING CHARITABLE BINGO AND RAFFLES.
THE PARTIAL-BIRTH ABORTION BAN ACT.
TO ALLOW THE INCIDENTAL SALE OF WHOLE MILK THAT IS NOT PASTEURIZED AND TO ALLOW THE STATE BOARD OF HEALTH TO MAKE RULES FOR THE SALE OF WHOLE MILK THAT IS NOT PASTEURIZED.
TO ABOLISH THE ARKANSAS STATE BOARD OF MASSAGE THERAPY AND TO TRANSFER ALL DUTIES TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - MANAGEMENT SERVICES DIVISION - ACHIEVING PARITY BETWEEN STATE AND PUBLIC SCHOOL RETIREE HEALTH INSURANCE CONTRIBUTIONS APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2009-2010 FISCAL YEAR.
TO ALLOW TIPPED FOOD SERVICE EMPLOYEES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM TO BE CONSIDERED SUBSTANTIALLY GAINFULLY EMPLOYED FOR PURPOSES OF THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO INCREASE THE TAX ON CIGARETTES AND CERTAIN TOBACCO PRODUCTS AND TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION TO PAY THE COMMISSION TO THE STAMP DEPUTIES FOR CERTAIN CIGARETTE TAXES.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE LONG-TERM CARE QUALITY IMPROVEMENT ACT.
AN ACT CONCERNING DEATH AND DISABILITY BENEFITS FOR POLICE OFFICERS KILLED OR INJURED IN THE LINE OF DUTY.
TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF THE GROSS RECEIPTS AND COMPENSATING USE TAX EXEMPTION FOR THE SALE OF A NEW OR USED MOTOR VEHICLE, TRAILER, OR SEMITRAILER.
THE ROGER PHILLIPS TRANSFER POLICY ACT.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - GRANTS AND AID TO LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION.
TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INCOME TAX RELIEF TO HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD TAXPAYERS WITH TWO OR MORE DEPENDENTS.
TO PROVIDE INCREASES OF FINES FOR MISDEMEANOR OFFENSES AND VIOLATIONS; TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR COUNTY JAILS; TO AUTHORIZE A LEVY TO DEFRAY THE COST OF INCARCERATING COUNTY PRISONERS; AND TO AUTHORIZE DISTRIBUTION OF FUNDS.
TO REQUIRE ONE (1) COMPREHENSIVE EYE AND VISION EXAMINATION BY A LICENSED OPTOMETRIST OR OPHTHALMOLOGIST FOR CHILDREN ENTERING A PUBLIC SCHOOL OR A PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL FOR THE FIRST YEAR IN PRE-K, KINDERGARTEN, OR GRADE ONE.
TO CLARIFY THE DEFINITION OF CASUALTY INSURANCE TO INCLUDE MORTGAGE LIEN PROTECTION.
AN ACT TO ENSURE AN ADEQUATE SUPPLY OF ARKANSAS MILK FOR ARKANSAS CONSUMERS; TO STABILIZE AND STIMULATE DAIRY FARMS IN ARKANSAS; AND TO CREATE THE DAIRY STABILIZATION FUND.
TO EXEMPT HEARING AIDS FROM THE SALES AND USE TAX.
AN ACT TO ALLOW THE OPERATION OF MOBILE DENTAL FACILITIES UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE ARKANSAS STATE BOARD OF DENTAL EXAMINERS.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - FORT SMITH - PROPERTY ACQUISITION, NEW FACILITY DESIGN, LIBRARY CONSTRUCTION AND PARKING GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION
TO AMEND A CIVIL SERVICE STATUTE FOR POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE § 18-15-301 AND TO MODIFY THE PROCEDURES CONCERNING A CERTIFICATE OF CONVENIENCE AND NECESSITY FOR MUNICIPALLY OWNED ELECTRIC UTILITIES FROM THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION.
PROHIBITING THE RELEASE OF THE IDENTITIES OR OTHER INFORMATION CONCERNING CONCEALED HANDGUN LICENSEES.
TO PROMOTE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WITHIN THE STATE BY EXEMPTING FROM THE STATE SALES TAX FUEL AND ENERGY USED OR CONSUMED IN MANUFACTURING.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A PROVIDER FEE FOR INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITIES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS TECH UNIVERSITY - EXPANSION, IMPROVEMENTS AND EQUIPPING LAKE POINT CONFERENCE CENTER GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS TECH UNIVERSITY - CONSTRUCTION AND EQUIPPING ACADEMIC/ADVISING CENTER GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO PROVIDE AN INCOME TAX CREDIT TO TAXPAYERS PERFORMING OVERTIME WORK IN COUNTIES DECLARED A DISASTER AREA BY THE GOVERNOR AS THE RESULT OF THE JANUARY 2009 ICE STORM IN ARKANSAS.
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 - GRANTS TO FIRE DEPARTMENTS APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2009-2010 FISCAL YEAR.
AN ACT FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION - CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF SENIOR CITIZEN CENTERS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT - ALTERNATIVE FUELS AND ENERGY GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - ARKANSAS STATE LIBRARY - STATEWIDE GRANTS - GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT - LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY - FAIR GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT GRANTS APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2009-2010 FISCAL YEAR.
AN ACT FOR THE STATE ATHLETIC COMMISSION - BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES - GRANTS - GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS WATERWAYS COMMISSION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - ARKANSAS STATE LIBRARY - BOOKS FOR ARKANSAS STUDENTS' EDUCATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM - COMMUNITY GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS HERITAGE - HISTORIC PRESERVATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AUTHORITY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF COUNTY OPERATIONS - HOMELESS SHELTER GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES - ARKANSAS CHILD ABUSE/RAPE/DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COMMISSION STATEWIDE GRANTS TO VIOLENCE SHELTERS/CRISIS & ADVOCACY CENTERS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION - CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE, EQUIPMENT AND LIBRARY RESOURCES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS CRIME INFORMATION CENTER - ARKANSAS REAL-TIME SCRAP METAL LOGBOOK EXPENSES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - STATEWIDE 2-1-1 INFORMATION AND REFERRAL SYSTEM GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - ARKANSAS HUNGER RELIEF ALLIANCE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH - SKIN CANCER EDUCATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF VOLUNTEERISM - NON-PROFIT SUPPORT GRANT GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS BUILDING AUTHORITY - PURCHASE OF LAND AROUND THE STATE CAPITOL COMPLEX GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
THE WILDLIFE OBSERVATION TRAILS PILOT PROGRAM.
THE WILDLIFE RECREATION FACILITIES PILOT PROGRAM.
TO ESTABLISH AN ACADEMIC FACILITIES REVIEW BOARD AND TO PROVIDE AN ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR A HEARING ON ACADEMIC FACILITIES PROJECTS.
TO REQUIRE THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION TO PERMIT STORM COST RESERVE ACCOUNTING FOR ELECTRIC PUBLIC UTILITIES WHEN REQUESTED.
TO ENCOURAGE AND FOSTER ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND REVITALIZE COMMUNITIES BY ALLOWING A TAX CREDIT FOR THE REHABILITATION OF HISTORIC STRUCTURES LOCATED IN ARKANSAS.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A POST-DOCTORAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING GRANT PROGRAM.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS RISK CAPITAL MATCHING FUND ACT OF 2007.
COMMEMORATING THE CENTENNIAL OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE (NAACP).
COMMENDING BOBBY HURLEY OF CLARKSVILLE, ARKANSAS, ON HIS INDUCTION INTO THE PRO RODEO HALL OF FAME.
TO AMEND THE PUBLIC ACCOUNTANCY ACT OF 1975.
TO AMEND THE LUMP-SUM DEATH BENEFIT UNDER THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
THE ARKANSAS SCHOLARSHIP LOTTERY ACT
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A PROVIDER FEE FOR INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITIES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.
TO AMEND THE UNIFORM CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION ACT.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - FORT SMITH - BOREHAM LIBRARY FACILITY UPGRADE, RENOVATION AND EXPANSION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO LEVY AN ASSESSMENT FEE ON HOSPITALS TO IMPROVE HEALTH CARE ACCESS FOR THE CITIZENS OF ARKANSAS.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS TECH UNIVERSITY - CORLEY BUILDING AND McEVER HALL - GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO PROVIDE FORFEITURE OF OR DISQUALIFICATION FROM PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT ON CONVICTION OF AN OFFENSE RELATED TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT.
TO PROHIBIT THE CONSOLIDATION OR ANNEXATION OF AN ISOLATED SCHOOL DISTRICT IF THE RESULTING SCHOOL DISTRICT WILL BE LARGER THAN ONE THOUSAND SQUARE MILES (1,000 SQ. MI.).
TO REDUCE THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON FOOD AND FOOD INGREDIENTS.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING TOBACCO TREATMENT, PREVENTION, AND CESSATION.
THE COLORECTAL CANCER PREVENTION, EARLY DETECTION, AND TREATMENT ACT OF 2009.
RECOMMENDING THAT A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF FUNDING FOR TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE BE COMMITTED TO COMPLETE CONSTRUCTION OF I-49 BETWEEN TEXARKANA, ARKANSAS, AND FT. SMITH, ARKANSAS.
AMENDING THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION TO CREATE A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO HUNT, FISH, TRAP, AND HARVEST WILDLIFE.

Committees

Committees
Alternate: ENERGY - JOINT