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Bill Status Report
01-27-2023 - 16:53:02

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HB 1002    Gazaway, Jimmy (R)
Gilmore, Ben (R)
To amend the law concerning sentencing and parole. (Shell bill)
Companions:
SB 2 Gilmore, Ben (Same As)
  1-20-23 S Meeting cancelled for 01/23/23, S-Judiciary
Bill History: 11-15-22 H Filed
01-09-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Journal Committee


HB 1004    Ray, David (R)
Johnson, Mark (R)
Amends the Sex Offender Registration Act to include a sex offender's home address as information required to be made public.
Bill History: 01-19-23 H Amendment(s) Filed
01-24-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary
01-23-23 H Amendment 2 adopted
01-31-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary
01-27-23 H Amendment(s) Filed


HB 1013    Flowers, Vivian (D) Allows a person with a state felony conviction to lawfully possess a firearm after ten years if not convicted of certain offenses. Establishes procedures to restore the right to possess a firearm.
Bill History: 11-28-22 H Filed
01-09-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
02-07-23 H Set for special order of business on February 7, 2023
01-31-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary


HB 1014    Watson, Danny (R)
Hammer, Kim (R)
Expands the approved number of medicolegal death investigation courses that meet training requirements for deputy coroners, allows online training courses, disqualifies those with felonies from employment as deputy coroner.
Bill History: 01-26-23 H Placed on the House calendar
01-26-23 H On floor for consideration
01-26-23 H Passed (Vote: Y: 84/N: 11)
01-26-23 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs
01-31-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs


HB 1018    Meeks, Stephen (R) Authorizes bomb squad members to carry concealed weapons if certain requirements are met, and to make explosives-related arrests after completing training.
Bill History: 01-17-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Judiciary
01-18-23 H On floor for consideration
01-18-23 H Passed (Vote: Y: 71/N: 9)
01-18-23 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs
01-19-23 H Motion to recall from Senate failed


HB 1023    Fortner, Jack (R)
Flippo, Scott (R)
Requires that all United States and State of Arkansas flags purchased by a public entity with taxpayer funds be manufactured in America.
Bill History: 01-24-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
01-25-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
01-25-23 S On floor for consideration
01-25-23 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
01-25-23 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor


HB 1025    Ray, David (R)
Johnson, Mark (R)
Prevents a canvasser from circulating or obtaining signatures on a petition within 100 feet of the primary entrance used by voters at a designated polling place.
Bill History: 12-05-22 H Filed
01-09-23 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
01-11-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
01-11-23 H Amendment(s) Filed
01-12-23 H Amendment 1 adopted


HB 1026    Ray, David (R)
Payton, John (R)
Prohibits a county, municipality, or other local government from levying an income tax.
Bill History: 12-05-22 H Filed
01-09-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Revenue and Taxation
01-26-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
01-26-23 H Amendment(s) Filed
01-26-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 ation ...H-Revenue and Taxation


HB 1027    Ray, David (R)
Johnson, Mark (R)
Requires any county that levies a gross receipts tax on hotels and restaurants to delay putting the question to voters for approval when the next primary or general election is more than 75 days from the enactment of the ordinance.
Bill History: 01-09-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Revenue and Taxation
01-19-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
01-24-23 H Amendment(s) Filed
01-26-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
01-25-23 H Amendment 1 adopted


HB 1028    Fite, Charlene (R)
Petty, Jim (R)
Replaces the term 'child pornography' with 'child sexual abuse material' in the Arkansas Code.
Bill History: 01-25-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Judiciary
01-26-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
01-26-23 S On floor for consideration
01-26-23 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
01-26-23 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor


HB 1029    Meeks, Stephen (R) Requires sex offenders who commit an offense with a minor to serve at least 80% of their prison sentence.
Bill History: 12-06-22 H Filed
01-09-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
01-24-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary


HB 1031    Fite, Lanny (R) Adds a definition of general revenue with regard to highway revenue distributions to county aid funds and municipal aid funds.
Bill History: 12-13-22 H Filed
01-09-23 H Introduced and referred to H-City, County and Local Affairs
01-25-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-City, County and Local Affairs


HB 1032    Fite, Lanny (R) Increases the amount of the homestead property tax credit from $375 to $425.
Bill History: 12-14-22 H Filed
01-09-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Revenue and Taxation
01-26-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation


HB 1038    Ladyman, Jack (R)
Wallace, Dave (R)
Authorizes the head of a state, county, city, municipal, or private fire department or ambulance company to permit the use of flashing/rotating lights for identification purposes on fire trucks and ambulances.
Bill History: 12-15-22 H Filed
01-09-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Transportation
01-17-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Public Transportation


HB 1041    Gonzales, Justin (R) Authorizes local authorities to designate by ordinance a public street or highway for the operation of all-terrain vehicles.
Bill History: 01-24-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Public Transportation
01-23-23 H Meeting cancelled for 01/24/23 ...H-Public Transportation
01-26-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Public Transportation
01-25-23 H Meeting cancelled for 01/26/23 ...H-Public Transportation
01-26-23 H Amendment(s) Filed


HB 1043    Berry, Mark (R)
Stubblefield, Gary (R)
Adds minimum sentencing guidelines for felony trafficking of a controlled substance and for fentanyl offenses.
Bill History: 12-27-22 H Filed
01-09-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
01-24-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary
01-24-23 H Moved to deferred list H-Judiciary


HB 1048    Meeks, Stephen (R) Allows a county government to create county quorum court committees and determine the manner of appointment.
Bill History: 01-03-23 H Filed
01-09-23 H Introduced and referred to H-City, County and Local Affairs


HB 1059    Joint Budget Appropriates funds to the Office of the Treasurer for animal rescue shelters for fiscal year 2023-2024.
Bill History: 01-04-23 H Filed
01-09-23 H Introduced and referred to Joint Budget


HB 1061    Joint Budget Appropriates funds to the Office of the Treasurer for state turnback for counties and municipalities for the 2023-2024 fiscal year.
Bill History: 01-04-23 H Filed
01-09-23 H Introduced and referred to Joint Budget


HB 1066    Joint Budget Appropriates funds to the Treasurer of State for redistribution of Amendment 74 property tax funds to counties for fiscal year 2023-2024.
Bill History: 01-04-23 H Filed
01-09-23 H Introduced and referred to Joint Budget


HB 1069    Joint Budget Appropriates funds to the Office of the Treasurer for the refund of local taxes for fiscal year 2023-2024.
Bill History: 01-04-23 H Filed
01-09-23 H Introduced and referred to Joint Budget


HB 1085    Berry, Mark (R)
Gilmore, Ben (R)
Appropriates funds to the Department of Public Safety for a new state crime lab facility.
Bill History: 01-06-23 H Filed
01-09-23 H Introduced and referred to Joint Budget


HB 1087    Berry, Mark (R)
Hill, Ricky (R)
Provides for increased fines and public service work for speeding violations in excess of 25 miles per hour over the posted speed limit; revenues will be deposited in the State Drug Crime Enforcement and Prosecution Grant Fund.
Bill History: 01-18-23 H Amendment 1 adopted
01-19-23 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Public Transportation
01-19-23 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed
01-24-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Public Transportation
01-23-23 H Meeting cancelled for 01/24/23 ...H-Public Transportation


HB 1090    Watson, Danny (R)
Crowell, Steve (R)
Separates the offices of sheriff and tax collector in Hempstead County.
Bill History: 01-24-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-City, County and Local Affairs
01-25-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
01-25-23 S On floor for consideration
01-25-23 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
01-25-23 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor


HB 1091    Dalby, Carol (R)
Hickey, Jimmy (R)
Provides that earning a high school diploma through the passage of a nationally recognized high school equivalency exam shall be treated the same as a high school diploma for purposes of employment in Arkansas.
Bill History: 01-24-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Education
01-25-23 H Placed on the House calendar
01-25-23 H On floor for consideration
01-25-23 H Passed (Vote: Y: 98/N: 0)
01-25-23 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Education


HB 1092    Joint Budget Appropriates funds to the Department of Health for 2023-2024 operations and personal services.
Bill History: 01-09-23 H Filed
01-09-23 H Introduced and referred to Joint Budget


HB 1093    Joint Budget Appropriates funds to the Department of Education - Arkansas State Library for 2023-2024 operations and personal services.
Bill History: 01-09-23 H Filed
01-09-23 H Introduced and referred to Joint Budget


HB 1094    Joint Budget Appropriates funds to the Commissioner of State Lands for 2023-2024 operations and personal services.
Bill History: 01-09-23 H Filed
01-09-23 H Introduced and referred to Joint Budget


HB 1095    Joint Budget Appropriates funds to the Department of Public Safety - Division of Emergency Management for 2023-2024 operations and personal services.
Bill History: 01-09-23 H Filed
01-09-23 H Introduced and referred to Joint Budget


HB 1096    Joint Budget Appropriates funds to the Department of Finance and Administration - Disbursing Officer for various grants and expenses for fiscal year 2023-2024.
Bill History: 01-09-23 H Filed
01-09-23 H Introduced and referred to Joint Budget


HB 1098    Mayberry, Julie (R)
Irvin, Missy (R)
Amends the Safe Haven Act to authorize volunteer fire departments to operate a newborn safety device under certain conditions; provides that newborns who are left with medical provider staff after delivery shall be taken in possession.
Bill History: 01-23-23 H Amendment 1 adopted
01-24-23 H Placed on the House calendar
01-24-23 H On floor for consideration
01-24-23 H Passed (Vote: Y: 98/N: 0)
01-24-23 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Judiciary


HB 1105    Joint Budget Appropriates funds to the State Board of Election Commissioners for 2023-2024 operations and authorizes the use of funds for expenses incurred by the State Board and any county board of election commissioners in conducting elections.
Bill History: 01-10-23 H Filed
01-10-23 H Introduced and referred to Joint Budget


HB 1107    Rye, Johnny (R)
Wallace, Dave (R)
Provides that a defendant convicted of capital murder may be ordered to pay reasonable child support for a dependent child of the homicide victim if shown at trial that the defendant was driving or boating while intoxicated when the homicide occurred.
Bill History: 01-11-23 H Filed
01-11-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
01-19-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary
01-18-23 H Moved to deferred list H-Judiciary


HB 1116    Cavenaugh, Frances (R) Creates an income tax credit for property tax payment on a homestead for those 65 or older, equal to the amount of real property tax paid in the prior calendar year on the individual's homestead minus any amount paid for past due or penalty payments.
Bill History: 01-11-23 H Filed
01-11-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Revenue and Taxation
01-26-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation


HB 1124    Vaught, DeAnn (R)
Hammer, Kim (R)
Amends criminal provisions for sexual assault, making it a second degree offense, rather than a fourth degree offense, if a person 20 or older has sex with a person younger than 17 (previously younger than 16), regardless of consent.
Bill History: 01-12-23 H Filed
01-12-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
01-24-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary


HB 1125    Evans, Brian (R)
Hill, Ricky (R)
Prohibits a Level 3 or Level 4 sex offender from purchasing, owning, possessing, using, or operating an unmanned aircraft for private use.
Bill History: 01-24-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Judiciary
01-25-23 H Placed on the House calendar
01-25-23 H On floor for consideration
01-25-23 H Passed (Vote: Y: 95/N: 1)
01-25-23 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Judiciary


HB 1131    Hawk, RJ (R)
Hammer, Kim (R)
Provides that a defendant convicted of capital murder may be ordered to pay reasonable restitution for a dependent child of the homicide victim if shown at trial that the defendant was driving or boating while intoxicated when the homicide occurred.
Bill History: 01-23-23 H Amendment(s) Filed
01-24-23 H Amendment 1 adopted
01-24-23 H Amendment(s) Filed
01-26-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary
01-25-23 H Amendment 2 adopted


HB 1133    Joint Budget Appropriates funds to the Secretary of State for 2023-2024 operations.
Bill History: 01-12-23 H Filed
01-12-23 H Introduced and referred to Joint Budget


HB 1135    Joint Budget Appropriates funds to the Office of Attorney General for 2023-2024 operations.
Bill History: 01-13-23 H Filed
01-17-23 H Introduced and referred to Joint Budget


HB 1137    Cavenaugh, Frances (R)
Johnson, Blake (R)
Exempts fires for vegetation disposal from the Arkansas Water and Air Pollution Control Act when set or permitted by any public officer, board, council, or commission in the performance of their duties.
Bill History: 01-25-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-26-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
01-26-23 S On floor for consideration
01-26-23 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
01-26-23 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor


HB 1139    Joint Budget Appropriates funds to the Arkansas Public Employees Retirement System for 2023-2024 operations.
Bill History: 01-17-23 H Filed
01-17-23 H Introduced and referred to Joint Budget


HB 1140    Joint Budget Appropriates funds to the Arkansas Department of Transportation for 2023-2024 operations.
Bill History: 01-17-23 H Filed
01-17-23 H Introduced and referred to Joint Budget


HB 1143    Fite, Charlene (R)
Wallace, Dave (R)
Defines 'homestead' regarding the property tax exemption for disabled veterans, surviving spouses, and minor dependent children.
Bill History: 01-24-23 H Amendment(s) Filed
01-26-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
01-25-23 H Amendment 1 adopted
01-26-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Revenue and Taxation
01-30-23 H Placed on the House calendar


HB 1144    Dalby, Carol (R)
Stubblefield, Gary (R)
Authorizes a circuit court to establish a family treatment specialty court program for families involved in a dependency-neglect proceeding under certain conditions, specifies administrative and eligibility requirements for this program.
Bill History: 01-17-23 H Filed
01-17-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
01-31-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary


HB 1151    Vaught, DeAnn (R) Amends the law concerning sexually grooming a child to expand the activities that constitute grooming, increase the applicable age from 13 to 16 years old and younger, and to increase penalties for violations.
Bill History: 01-17-23 H Filed
01-17-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
01-24-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary


HB 1155    Bentley, Mary (R) Requires the Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education to ensure that a childcare facility comply with applicable zoning and land use requirements; provides local governing authorities with requirements for treating childcare family homes.
Bill History: 01-19-23 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-19-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-23-23 H Placed on the House calendar
01-23-23 H Re-referred to committee H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-31-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1159    Berry, Mark (R)
Sullivan, Dan (R)
Prohibits a student, instructor, or employee of the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy from engaging in hazing; establishes penalties for violations.
Bill History: 01-18-23 H Filed
01-18-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
01-19-23 H Amendment(s) Filed
01-23-23 H Amendment 1 adopted


HB 1167    Joint Budget Appropriates funds to the Department of Energy and Environment - Division of Environmental Quality for 2023-2024 operations.
Bill History: 01-18-23 H Filed
01-18-23 H Introduced and referred to Joint Budget


HB 1169    Joint Budget Appropriates funds to the Department of Agriculture - Arkansas Natural Resources Commission for 2023-2024 operations.
Bill History: 01-18-23 H Filed
01-18-23 H Introduced and referred to Joint Budget


HB 1191    Richmond, Marcus (R)
Stubblefield, Gary (R)
Amends duties of the county assessor and Commissioner of State Lands regarding tax-delinquent land.
Bill History: 01-23-23 H Filed
01-23-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Revenue and Taxation
01-26-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
01-25-23 H Amendment(s) Filed
01-26-23 H Amendment 1 adopted


HB 1196    Underwood, Kendon (R)
Gilmore, Ben (R)
Requires a public housing authority to implement a work requirement for able-bodied adults in households that receive housing assistance and to prioritize admitting households where all able-bodied adults are compliant with the work requirement.
Bill History: 01-23-23 H Filed
01-23-23 H Introduced and referred to H-City, County and Local Affairs
01-25-23 H Committee hearing set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-City, County and Local Affairs


HB 1197    Underwood, Kendon (R)
Gilmore, Ben (R)
Disqualifies a person from receiving unemployment benefits for failing to accept suitable work within 5 days of a job offer or failing to appear for a scheduled job interview on 2 or more occasions without providing notice.
Bill History: 01-23-23 H Filed
01-23-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-31-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1198    Gramlich, Zachary (R)
Boyd, Justin (R)
Provides that early voting may be scheduled on county holidays.
Bill History: 01-23-23 H Filed
01-23-23 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
01-24-23 H Committee hearing set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


HB 1207    Underwood, Kendon (R)
Gilmore, Ben (R)
Requires a local government to approve or deny an applicant's permit request within 60 days from the date of receipt, a permit request is automatically approved if a local government does not approve or deny it within 60 days.
Bill History: 01-24-23 H Filed
01-24-23 H Introduced and referred to H-City, County and Local Affairs


HB 1209    Haak, Delia (R)
Dees, Tyler (R)
Requires the Secretary of State to remove the fictitious name of a dissolved corporation within 3 years of the dissolution.
Bill History: 01-24-23 H Filed
01-24-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
01-25-23 H Committee hearing set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Insurance and Commerce


HB 1224    Bentley, Mary (R)
Stubblefield, Gary (R)
Authorizes the State Land Commissioner to cancel redemption deeds and sale deeds when payment instruments used to pay for a tax-delinquent parcel are returned or otherwise dishonored.
Bill History: 01-24-23 H Filed
01-24-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Revenue and Taxation
01-26-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation


HB 1231    Joint Budget Appropriates funds to the Department of Public Safety for 2023-2024 operations.
Bill History: 01-24-23 H Filed
01-24-23 H Introduced and referred to Joint Budget


HB 1234    Fite, Lanny (R)
Rice, Terry (R)
Imposes a tire environmental fee of $1.00 per tire sold by a tire wholesaler, to be deposited in the Tire Abatement Fund and used for waste tire abatement and legal fees in recovery remediation actions.
Bill History: 01-24-23 H Filed
01-24-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-31-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1236    Womack, Richard (R)
Crowell, Steve (R)
Subjects refunds for overpayment of Arkansas state income tax to garnishment by judgment creditors.
Bill History: 01-24-23 H Filed
01-24-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
01-31-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary


HB 1243    Vaught, DeAnn (R) Sets the number of years of credited service required for participation in various retirement systems at 27 years after 2023 and before 2025, 26 years after 2024 and before 2026, and 25 years in 2026 and later.
Bill History: 01-24-23 H Filed
01-24-23 H Introduced and referred to Joint Retirement


HB 1245    Dalby, Carol (R)
Stubblefield, Gary (R)
Requires the House Committee on Judiciary and the Senate Committee on Judiciary to meet jointly to conduct a study of financial matters related to the court system.
Bill History: 01-25-23 H Filed
01-25-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
01-31-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary


HB 1247    Vaught, DeAnn (R) To amend the law concerning benefits paid to survivors and the refund of member contributions after the death of certain members of the various state retirement systems and Arkansas public employee retirement plans.
Bill History: 01-25-23 H Filed
01-25-23 H Introduced and referred to Joint Retirement


HB 1253    McAlindon, Mindy (R)
Bryant, Joshua (R)
Outlines how a fiduciary shall discharge his or her duties with respect to a pension benefit plan, prohibits consideration of nonpecuniary factors.
Bill History: 01-25-23 H Filed
01-25-23 H Introduced and referred to Joint Retirement


HB 1255    Andrews, Wade (R)
Crowell, Steve (R)
Prohibits the purchase or acquisition of land by the countries of China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea, or any company or other entity owned or controlled by citizens of those countries.
Bill History: 01-25-23 H Filed
01-25-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Insurance and Commerce


HB 1257    Achor, Brandon (R)
Hammer, Kim (R)
Allows certain police officers to enroll in the State and Public School Life and Health Insurance Program, outlines eligibility requirements.
Bill History: 01-25-23 H Filed
01-25-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Insurance and Commerce


HB 1261    Johnson, Lee (R) Requires a health benefit plan to cover ambulance services under certain conditions, establishes reimbursement rates.
Bill History: 01-25-23 H Filed
01-26-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1262    Johnson, Lee (R) Makes various changes to retirement eligibility requirements for police officers, firefighter, public safety members, and sheriffs.
Bill History: 01-26-23 H Filed
01-26-23 H Introduced and referred to Joint Retirement


HB 1263    Richmond, Marcus (R)
Stubblefield, Gary (R)
Amends the auction process for the sale and redemption of tax-delinquent property.
Bill History: 01-26-23 H Filed
01-26-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Revenue and Taxation


HB 1279    Gazaway, Jimmy (R)
Tucker, Clarke (D)
Makes technical corrections to Title 5 of the Arkansas Code concerning the criminal code.
Bill History: 01-26-23 H Filed
01-26-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
01-31-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary


HB 1284    Gazaway, Jimmy (R)
Tucker, Clarke (D)
Makes technical corrections to Title 12 of the Arkansas Code concerning law enforcement, emergency management, and military affairs.
Bill History: 01-26-23 H Filed
01-26-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
01-31-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary


HB 1285    Gazaway, Jimmy (R)
Tucker, Clarke (D)
Makes technical corrections to Title 14 of the Arkansas Code concerning local government.
Bill History: 01-26-23 H Filed
01-26-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
01-31-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary


HB 1287    Gazaway, Jimmy (R)
Tucker, Clarke (D)
Makes technical corrections to Title 16 of the Arkansas Code concerning practice, procedure, and the courts.
Bill History: 01-26-23 H Filed
01-26-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
01-31-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary


HB 1289    Gazaway, Jimmy (R)
Tucker, Clarke (D)
Makes technical corrections to Title 21 of the Arkansas Code concerning public officers and employees.
Bill History: 01-26-23 H Filed
01-26-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
01-31-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary


HB 1298    Lundstrum, Robin (R)
Bryant, Joshua (R)
Amends the law concerning the reemployment of retired law enforcement officers and the termination separation period for law enforcement officers under a public employee retirement system. (Shell Bill)
Bill History: 01-26-23 H Filed
01-26-23 H Introduced and referred to Joint Retirement


HB 1300    Johnson, Lee (R) Allows a healthcare organization licensed as a hospital to hold one retail pharmacy permit at each location licensed as a hospital, describes eligibility and responsibilities of pharmacy permit holders.
Bill History: 01-26-23 H Filed
01-26-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1302    Wing, Carlton (R) Requires employers to provide licensed counseling for a public safety employee who experiences a traumatic event in the course of duty, requires the State Fire Prevention Commission to study counseling support for volunteer firefighters.
Bill History: 01-26-23 H Filed
01-26-23 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies


HB 1306    Eubanks, Jon (R) Amends the law concerning membership of the boards of trustees of various public retirement systems. (Shell Bill)
Bill History: 01-26-23 H Filed
01-26-23 H Introduced and referred to Joint Retirement


HB 1307    Wardlaw, Jeff (R) Regulates environmental, social justice, or governance scores, authorizes the Treasurer of State to divest certain investments or obligations due to the use of environmental, social justice, or governance-related metrics. (Shell Bill)
Bill History: 01-26-23 H Filed
01-26-23 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies


HB 1308    Fite, Lanny (R)
Hill, Ricky (R)
Allows the one-half percent sales and use tax levied under Amendment 101 of the Arkansas Constitution to be used by a municipality or county to retire surface transportation bonds.
Bill History: 01-27-23 H Filed


HB 1311    Ray, David (R) Amends the prohibition of nonprofit, tax exempt, or governmentally-funded hospitals from holding a licensed pharmacy permit for the sale of drugs at retail. (Shell Bell)
Bill History: 01-27-23 H Filed


HJR1001    Ray, David (R)
Gilmore, Ben (R)
Proposes a constitutional amendment requiring the General Assembly to determine the salaries for certain elected constitutional officers of the executive and judicial branches instead of the independent citizens commission.
Bill History: 01-23-23 H Filed
01-23-23 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies


SB 2    Gilmore, Ben (R)
Gazaway, Jimmy (R)
To amend the law concerning sentencing and parole. (Shell bill)
Companions:
HB 1002 Gazaway, Jimmy (Same As)
  1- 9-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Journal Committee
Bill History: 11-15-22 S Filed
01-09-23 S Introduced and referred to S-Judiciary
01-23-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
01-20-23 S Meeting cancelled for 01/23/23 ...S-Judiciary


SB 7    King, Bryan (R) Creates an unclassified felony for actions by pharmaceutical company executives who conceal information that shows the dangerous effects of a prescription drug that their company introduced to the market if the drug causes death or serious injury.
Bill History: 01-18-23 S Amendment(s) Filed
01-19-23 S Amendment 1 adopted
01-23-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
01-20-23 S Meeting cancelled for 01/23/23 ...S-Judiciary
01-27-23 S Amendment(s) Filed


SB 8    King, Bryan (R) Creates an unclassified felony for actions by pharmaceutical company executives who conceal evidence that a vaccine has dangerous side effects if the administration of the vaccine causes death or serious injury.
Bill History: 01-18-23 S Amendment(s) Filed
01-19-23 S Amendment 1 adopted
01-23-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
01-20-23 S Meeting cancelled for 01/23/23 ...S-Judiciary
01-27-23 S Amendment(s) Filed


SB 9    Joint Budget Appropriates funds to the Arkansas Public Defender Commission for 2023-2024 operations.
Bill History: 01-04-23 S Filed
01-09-23 S Introduced and referred to Joint Budget


SB 15    Joint Budget Appropriates funds to the Arkansas State Game and Fish Commission for 2023-2024 operations.
Bill History: 01-04-23 S Filed
01-09-23 S Introduced and referred to Joint Budget


SB 23    Joint Budget Appropriates funds to DF&A Assessment Coordination Division for 2023-2024 operations.
Bill History: 01-04-23 S Filed
01-09-23 S Introduced and referred to Joint Budget


SB 27    Joint Budget Appropriates funds to the Auditor of the State for continuing education for the 2023-2024 fiscal year.
Bill History: 01-05-23 S Filed
01-09-23 S Introduced and referred to Joint Budget
01-13-23 S Amendment(s) Filed
01-17-23 S Amendment 1 adopted


SB 29    Joint Budget Appropriates funds to the Department of Commerce - State Insurance Department for 2023-2024 operations.
Bill History: 01-05-23 S Filed
01-09-23 S Introduced and referred to Joint Budget


SB 32    Joint Budget Appropriates funds to the Department of Commerce for 2023-2024 operations.
Bill History: 01-06-23 S Filed
01-09-23 S Introduced and referred to Joint Budget


SB 40    Boyd, Justin (R)
Gramlich, Zachary (R)
Clarifies that a disposable, single-use test strip that can detect fentanyl is not drug paraphernalia.
Bill History: 01-09-23 S Filed
01-09-23 S Introduced and referred to S-Judiciary
01-23-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
01-20-23 S Meeting cancelled for 01/23/23 ...S-Judiciary


SB 41    Hill, Ricky (R)
Wardlaw, Jeff (R)
Requires state agencies to divest from products of financial services providers that discriminate against energy, fossil fuel, firearms/ammunition industry businesses based on environmental, social justice, or governance scores or metrics.
Bill History: 01-09-23 S Filed
01-09-23 S Introduced and referred to S-Insurance and Commerce


SB 43    Stubblefield, Gary (R)
Bentley, Mary (R)
Classifies a drag performance as an adult-oriented activity; provides that an adult-oriented business can't be located on public property or where a minor can view the adult-oriented activity being offered.
Bill History: 01-24-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
01-24-23 S On floor for consideration
01-24-23 S Passed (Vote: Y: 29/N: 6)
01-24-23 H Received in the House - Referred to H-City, County and Local Affairs
01-27-23 H Amendment(s) Filed


SB 49    Joint Budget Appropriates funds to the Department of Veterans Affairs for 2023-2024 operations.
Bill History: 01-12-23 S Filed
01-12-23 S Introduced and referred to Joint Budget


SB 62    Hill, Ricky (R)
Wardlaw, Jeff (R)
Prohibits public entities from engaging in a boycott of energy, fossil fuel, firearms, and ammunition industries, or from contracting with a company without written certification that the company is not engaged in such boycotts.
Bill History: 01-17-23 S Filed
01-17-23 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies


SB 69    Joint Budget Appropriates funds to the Administrative Office of the Courts - Trial Court Administrators for fiscal year 2023-2024.
Bill History: 01-17-23 S Filed
01-17-23 S Introduced and referred to Joint Budget


SB 70    Joint Budget Appropriates funds to the Administrative Office of the Courts for 2023-2024 operations.
Bill History: 01-17-23 S Filed
01-17-23 S Introduced and referred to Joint Budget


SB 71    Sullivan, Dan (R)
Richmond, Marcus (R)
Prohibits state entities from discriminating against, or granting preferential treatment to, a person or group on the basis of race, gender, color, ethnicity, or national origin in matters of state employment, public education, or state procurement.
Bill History: 01-18-23 S Filed
01-18-23 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
01-31-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-State Agencies


SB 72    Hickey, Jimmy (R) Amends the law concerning the timing of accrual and state reimbursement of county costs for holding state inmates, probationers, and parolees.
Bill History: 01-18-23 S Filed
01-18-23 S Introduced and referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs
01-31-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs


SB 85    Joint Budget Appropriates funds to the Department of Parks, Heritage, and Tourism - State Parks and Tourism Divisions for 2023-2024 operations.
Bill History: 01-23-23 S Filed
01-23-23 S Introduced and referred to Joint Budget


SB 96    Wallace, Dave (R)
Milligan, Jon (R)
Modifies the timing of service to ACIC of the application for termination of the obligation to register as a sex offender; requires the prosecutor or the computerized victim notification system to send notice to the victim of the sex offender.
Bill History: 01-23-23 S Filed
01-23-23 S Introduced and referred to S-Judiciary


SB 100    Boyd, Justin (R)
Johnson, Lee (R)
Expands definition of sobering center concerning the discretionary transport by a law enforcement officer to a sobering center.
Bill History: 01-23-23 S Filed
01-24-23 S Introduced and referred to S-Judiciary


SB 114    Tucker, Clarke (D)
Evans, Brian (R)
Removes the requirement that a candidate who keeps remaining campaign funds after an election, but does not have any activity before the end of the year, has to file a fourth quarter report, amends campaign finance report deadlines.
Bill History: 01-24-23 S Filed
01-25-23 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
01-31-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-State Agencies


SB 118    Dotson, Jim (R)
McAlindon, Mindy (R)
Requires the government to consider the definition of antisemitism under 16-123-502 when determining whether an alleged act was motivated by discriminatory antisemitic intent when deciding if a discriminatory acts prohibition was violated.
Bill History: 01-24-23 S Filed
01-25-23 S Introduced and referred to S-Judiciary


SB 120    Love, Fred (D) Requires a cover or tarp that completely covers the cargo area when a motor vehicle's cargo may be a hazard to other highway users or whose spillage may create a hazard to other motorists.
Bill History: 01-25-23 S Filed
01-25-23 S Introduced and referred to S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs


SB 121    Johnson, Mark (R) Allows a citizen to bring a court action to enjoin the removal of a historical monument or memorial if it is removed without a waiver granted by the Arkansas History Commission.
Bill History: 01-25-23 S Filed
01-25-23 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
01-31-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-State Agencies


SB 126    Hickey, Jimmy (R)
Maddox, John (R)
Makes various changes regarding survivor benefits under the Arkansas Public Employee's Retirement System Plan.
Bill History: 01-25-23 S Filed
01-25-23 S Introduced and referred to Joint Retirement


SB 127    Hickey, Jimmy (R)
Maddox, John (R)
Makes various changes regarding annuities under the Arkansas Public Employee's Retirement System Plan.
Bill History: 01-25-23 S Filed
01-25-23 S Introduced and referred to Joint Retirement


SB 135    Crowell, Steve (R)
Jean, Lane (R)
Amends the law concerning participation in a deferred retirement option plan of a public employee retirement system. (Shell Bill)
Bill History: 01-26-23 S Filed
01-26-23 S Introduced and referred to Joint Retirement


SB 136    Crowell, Steve (R)
Jean, Lane (R)
Amends the law concerning service credit for elected officials participating in a public employee retirement plan. (Shell Bill)
Bill History: 01-26-23 S Filed
01-26-23 S Introduced and referred to Joint Retirement


SB 150    Johnson, Mark (R)
Hodges, Grant (R)
Amends the law concerning retirement benefits and to prohibit collection of retirement benefits by members and retirants of retirement systems who are convicted of certain offenses. (Shell Bill)
Bill History: 01-26-23 S Filed
01-26-23 S Introduced and referred to Joint Retirement


SB 151    Penzo, Clint (R)
Lundstrum, Robin (R)
Provides that the transfer of real property into a revocable living trust by warranty deed shall not affect the coverage of title insurance or property and casualty insurance if the beneficiary remains a beneficiary during the lifetime of the settlor.
Bill History: 01-26-23 S Filed
01-26-23 S Introduced and referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
01-31-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce


SB 163    Payton, John (R)
Warren, Les (R)
Amends the law concerning administration of the Arkansas Public Employees' Retirement System. (Shell Bill)
Bill History: 01-26-23 S Filed
01-26-23 S Introduced and referred to Joint Retirement


SB 164    Payton, John (R)
Warren, Les (R)
Amends the law concerning credited service under the Arkansas Public Employees' Retirement System.(Shell Bill)
Bill History: 01-26-23 S Filed
01-26-23 S Introduced and referred to Joint Retirement


SB 165    Payton, John (R)
Warren, Les (R)
Amends the law concerning age and years of service requirements under the various state retirement systems and Arkansas public employee retirement plans.(Shell Bill)
Bill History: 01-26-23 S Filed
01-26-23 S Introduced and referred to Joint Retirement


SB 167    Payton, John (R)
Warren, Les (R)
Amends the law concerning various provisions of Title 24 of the Arkansas Code.(Shell Bill)
Bill History: 01-26-23 S Filed
01-26-23 S Introduced and referred to Joint Retirement


SB 174    Payton, John (R)
Warren, Les (R)
Amends the law concerning benefits under the Arkansas Public Employees' Retirement System.(Shell Bill)
Bill History: 01-26-23 S Filed
01-26-23 S Introduced and referred to Joint Retirement


SB 175    Payton, John (R)
Warren, Les (R)
Amends the law concerning the contributions of members under the various state retirement systems and Arkansas public employee retirement plans.(Shell Bill)
Bill History: 01-26-23 S Filed
01-26-23 S Introduced and referred to Joint Retirement


SB 179    Hammer, Kim (R)
Warren, Les (R)
Creates an enhanced service credit multiplier in APERS for sheriffs and deputy sheriffs who retire after July 1, 2024.
Bill History: 01-26-23 S Filed
01-26-23 S Introduced and referred to Joint Retirement


SJR 1    King, Bryan (R) Amends the Constitution to create the Arkansas Apportionment Commission, outlines Commission duties and membership requirements, requires Commission to convene to reapportion the state for senators and representatives.
Bill History: 01-25-23 S Filed
01-25-23 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies


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