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Representative Arnell Willis

P. O. Box 356, Helena, 72342

Representative Arnell Willis
Phone: 870-572-7717
Phone:
District: 99
District:
99
Seniority: 82
Seniority:
82
Occupation: Professor; Businessman
Occupation:
Professor; Businessman
Church Affiliation: Baptist
Church Affiliation:
Baptist
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: Former Helena Alderman 4 yr; former Justice of the
Public Service:
Former Helena Alderman 4 yr; former Justice of the


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
AN ACT TO ALLOW CREDIT UNIONS TO RECEIVE DEPOSITS OF PUBLIC FUNDS AND MULTIPLE-PARTY DEPOSITS.
TO PERMIT DESIGNATION OF DISTRIBUTION OF CERTAIN SALES AND USE TAX COLLECTIONS IN THE BALLOT FOR THE ELECTION ON THE QUESTION OF THE LEVY OF SUCH TAXES
TO PROVIDE THAT ELECTIONS SHALL BE CALLED WITH RESPECT TO CERTAIN COUNTY SALES AND USE TAXES UPON PETITION OF OF THE LEGAL VOTERS OF THE COUNTY.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 23-48-810 TO PROHIBIT BANKS FROM CHARGING A CUSTOMER-BANK COMMUNICATIONS TERMINAL USAGE FEE.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 26-74-305.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 26-74-205.
Primary Sponsor for Senate
AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TO INSTITUTE A TWO (2) YEAR PILOT LOAN/INCENTIVE PROGRAM FOR SMALL BUSINESS THROUGH COMMUNITY LENDERS.
CoSponsor
AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT THE ARKANSAS GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL NOT MEET ON THE THIRD MONDAY IN JANUARY IN RESPECT TO DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. AND IN OBSERVANCE OF HIS BIRTHDAY
TO PROVIDE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS LICENSE PLATES.
AMENDING A.C.A. § 6-17-106 TO PROVIDE THAT INSULT OR ABUSE OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEE WHILE THE EMPLOYEE IS PERFORMING REGULAR OR ASSIGNED SCHOOL RESPONSIBILITIES IS A MISDEMEANOR.
TO CREATE A COLLEGE OF INFORMATION SCIENCE AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK.
AN ACT TO PROHIBIT THE SALE OF HAND-HELD LASER POINTERS TO MINORS.
TO CLARIFY THE BOUNDARIES OF THE CROWLEY'S RIDGE SCENIC HIGHWAY.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE ELEGIBILITY REQUIREMENT FOR THE ACADEMIC CHALLNGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM; AND TO CLARIFY EXISTING LANGUAGE.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 24-11-301 CONCERNING THE APPROPRIATION OF INSURANCE PREMIUM TAXES; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS ENTERPRISE ZONE ACT OF 1993.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM - FOR THE BILL CLINTON BIRTHPLACE HOME CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF WORLD WAR II VETERAN, KOREAN WAR VETERAN, VIETNAM VETERAN, AND PERSIAN GULF VETERAN LICENSE PLATES.
AN ACT TO DECLARE THE THIRD FRIDAY IN SEPTEMBER AS ‘POW/MIA RECOGNITION DAY’.
THE FREEDOM OF CHOICE AMONG HEALTH BENEFIT PLANS ACT.
TO REQUIRE COUNTY CLERKS TO CHECK AND RECORD THE IDENTITY OF PERSONS WHO PICK UP ABSENTEE BALLOTS FOR OTHER PERSONS.
TO PREEMPT LOCAL UNITS OF GOVERNMENT FROM FILING LAWSUITS AGAINST FIREARM AND AMMUNITION MANUFACTURERS FOR DAMAGES FROM THE LAWFUL SALE OF FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION TO THE PUBLIC.
THE ARKANSAS TECHNICAL CAREERS STUDENT LOAN FORGIVENESS PROGRAM.
AN ACT TO REQUIRE STATE SUPPORTED COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES TO ESTABLISH PROGRAMS TO ENHANCE THE RETENTION OF MINORITY STUDENTS, FACULTY, AND STAFF; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 6-18-501, 502(b),(f), AND (h), 503(d) AND 506(b) TO PROVIDE FOR STUDENT DISCIPLINE TRAINING AND GUIDELINES FOR SCHOOL EMPLOYEES AND VOLUNTEERS.
THE ARKANSAS EARTHQUAKE AUTHORITY ACT.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL PENALTIES FOR LARGE TRUCKS EXCEEDING SPEED LIMITS.
TO AUTHORIZE TEACHERS TO REMOVE STUDENTS FROM CLASS IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN EFFECTIVE DISCIPLINE IN THE CLASSROOM.
TO AUTHORIZE AN ARKANSAS COUNTY BORDERING ANOTHER STATE TO ENTER INTO INTERLOCAL AGREEMENTS WITH A CONTIGUOUS COUNTY OR PARISH IN THE OTHER STATE FOR PURPOSES OF ENFORCING DRUG LAWS.
AN ACT TO LENGTHEN THE WAITING PERIOD BEFORE RENDITION OF A DECREE OF DIVORCE.
TO AUTHORIZE A MUNICIPAL JUDGE TO SIT AS AN ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE IN CITIES THAT ADOPT A FAIR HOUSING ORDINANCE.
TO REQUIRE RESTITUTION FOR THEFT OF SERVICES WHICH INVOLVE PUBLIC UTILITIES AND TO ENHANCE THE PENALTIES WHERE THE THEFT RESULTS IN ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION.
TO AMEND VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE REGARDING AMUSEMENT DEVICES.
AN ACT TO REMOVE INDIGNITIES FROM THE LIST OF GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 16-90-702 AND 16-90-716 TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL REPARATIONS TO VICTIMS WHOSE INJURIES ARE CATASTROPHIC AND RESULT IN A TOTAL AND PERMANENT DISABILITY.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE § 5-73-103 TO PROHIBIT PERSONS ADJUDICATED JUVENILE DELINQUENTS FROM OWNING OR POSSESSING FIREARMS.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 26-57-803.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 26-57-904.
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE FEDERAL CONSTITUTION TO LIMIT THE TERMS OF REPRESENTATIVES AND SENATORS.
IN RESPECTFUL MEMORY OF REPRESENTATIVE WILLIAM K. ‘MAC’ MCGEHEE, JR. AND IN RECOGNITION OF HIS MANY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AND HIS LOCAL COMMUNITY.
FOR A STUDY TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF ENACTING LEGISLATION TO PROVIDE FOR COUNTYWIDE TOLL FREE TELEPHONE SERVICE.
COMMENDING AND CONGRATULATING THE MEMBERS OF THE ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY INDIANS MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM AND HEAD COACH DICKEY NUTT ON THEIR OUTSTANDING 1998-99 REGULAR SEASON.
TO EXPRESS THE INTENT OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES THAT ALL FORMER MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ARE AUTHORIZED AND ENCOURAGED TO WEAR THEIR HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES LAPEL PINS.
CoSponsor for Senate
AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS CAMPAIGN AND ETHICS LAWS; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
TO CLARIFY THE LAW GRANTING SICK LEAVE TO MUNICIPAL FIRE FIGHTERS.
TO EXEMPT THE SALE OF DIGITAL BROADCAST EQUIPMENT TO LICENSED T.V. AND RADIO STATIONS FROM THE ARKANSAS GROSS RECEIPTS TAX.
AN ACT TO ENACT A NON-MANDATED CATASTROPHIC MENTAL HEALTH PARITY ACT TO SUPERCEDE THE ARKANSAS MENTAL HEALTH PARITY ACT UNTIL JULY 1, 2005.
THE PROSTATE CANCER ACT OF 1999.
TO ESTABLISH AND PROMOTE A UNIFORM SYSTEM OF REAL PROPERTY ASSESSMENTS WITHIN EACH COUNTY OF THE STATE.
TO PROVIDE THAT NONPROBATIONARY STATUS TEACHERS MAY ONLY BE TERMINATED OR FACE CONTRACT NONRENEWAL FOR REASONABLE CAUSE.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY PUNISHMENT AND THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION SHALL JOINTLY ESTABLISH A TWO (2) YEAR PILOT COMMUNITY WORK PROGRAM IN LEE, PHILLIPS, ST. FRANCIS, AND CRITTENDEN COUNTIES.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS COTTON MUSEUM.
THE PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS ACT.
TO PERMIT CITIES TO ADOPT ORDINANCES CONCERNING FAIR HOUSING THAT MEET GUIDELINES OF THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT.
TO ESTABLISH THE ARKIDS FIRST PROGRAM TO PROVIDE HEALTH CARE FOR CHILDREN UP TO TWO HUNDRED PERCENT OF THE FEDERAL POVERTY GUIDELINE.
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE ELECTRIC UTILITY COMPETITION.
AN ACT TO RESTRICT THE CONVERSION OF A TWO-YEAR INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO A FOUR-YEAR INSTITUTION.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 16-43-212 TO AUTHORIZE CITY ATTORNEYS TO ISSUE SUBPOENAS IN ALL CITY FAIR HOUSING ORDINANCE VIOLATIONS THEY ARE INVESTIGATING.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 6-18-1005 TO PROVIDE INDIVIDUALIZED HEALTH CARE PLANS FOR STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS.