AMS Bill Tracking

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HB 1016
Farrer, Joe(R)
Ingram, Keith(D)
Requires the Department of Human Services to convert Medicaid hospital reimbursement systems to a diagnosis-related groups system.
Last Action: 02-22-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment – Room 272 – S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor

HB 1024
Boyd, Justin(R)
Irvin, Missy(R)
Changes the definition of chronic malignant pain within the Combating Prescription Drug Abuse Act to adjust the specific dose of tramadol that triggers a patient to fall within that definition.
Last Action: 01-31-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 72 )

HB 1025
Boyd, Justin(R)
Irvin, Missy(R)
Amends the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Act to allow access to the Arkansas Medicaid Prescription Drug Program; and for other purposes.
Last Action: 01-27-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 46 )

HB 1026
House, Douglas(R) Extends the 120-day deadline for promulgating rules to govern medical marijuana to 180 days, and extends the deadline for accepting dispensary applications from June 1 to July 1, 2017, the beginning of the 2017-18 fiscal year.
Last Action: 01-24-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 4 )

HB 1030
Bentley, Mary(R) Removes designated specialties from the rural medical practice student loan relief program; adds specific population limits to the definition of qualified rural communities; changes penalties for breach of community income match contracts.
Last Action: 02-06-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 132 )

HB 1031
Bentley, Mary(R) Creates an income tax exemption for community match income incentives earned by rural physicians.
Last Action: 01-19-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m.-Room 151 – H-Revenue and Taxation

HB 1032
Mayberry, Andy(R)
Sanders, David(R)
Prohibits the performance of dismemberment abortions unless necessary to prevent a serious health risk to the mother; excludes various individuals from liability and protects privacy of various parties in such cases.
Last Action: 02-23-17 G Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. – MAC Room B – H-Public Transportation

HB 1034
Fite, Charlene(R) Makes various changes to regulations for hearing instrument dispensers.
Last Action: 02-22-17 S Reported from committee – Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor

HB 1035
Bentley, Mary(R)
Bledsoe, Cecile(R)
Restricts use of SNAP benefits to the purchase of foods with sufficient nutritional value.
Last Action: 02-22-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment – Room 272 – S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor

HB 1036
Hendren, Kim(R) Prohibits the use of personal electronic devices by students during school and requires such devices be placed in a designated storage area during school hours or else be subject to forfeiture.
Last Action: 01-27-17 H Withdrawn from further consideration

HB 1040
Farrer, Joe(R) Excludes spinal treatments such as cervical, thoracic, and lumbar treatments from the definition of “athletic training” and prohibits athletic trainers from administering rehabilitation treatment in a nonclinical setting.
Last Action: 02-02-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. – Room 130 – H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor

HB 1043
Brown, Karilyn(R) Adds hepatitis B, rotavirus, pneumococcus, haemophilus, and hepatitis A to the list of immunizations required for school attendance; removes philosophical and religious exemptions to immunization requirements.
Last Action: 01-11-17 H Withdrawn from further consideration

HB 1046
Tucker, Clarke(D) Allows up to six weeks of paid maternity leave for women who have been employed in state service for more than 1 year.
Last Action: 01-18-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m.- Room 151 – H-State Agencies

HB 1048
Meeks, David(R)
Irvin, Missy(R)
Allows certain unlicensed individuals to engage in temporary child placement arrangements with a child’s legal guardians by establishing a written agreement; defines such activity as ‘voluntary respite care.’
Companions:
SB 335 Irvin, Missy (Identical)
2-23-17 S Amendment 1 adopted
Last Action: 02-24-17 H Emergency clause adopted

HB 1049
House, Douglas(R)
Standridge, Greg(R)
Authorizes the Medical Marijuana Commission, ABC and the Health Dept. to determine whether a previous offense is a felony, for purposes of considering an applicant for licensure.
Last Action: 02-22-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. – OSC – S-Judiciary

HB 1051
House, Douglas(R)
Standridge, Greg(R)
Creates a licensing process for marijuana transporters, distributors, and processors.
Last Action: 02-20-17 S Passed over on calendar at 3:43pm

HB 1057
House, Douglas(R)
Standridge, Greg(R)
Specifies procedures for criminal background checks conducted for the purposes of licensure for various positions related to medical marijuana.
Last Action: 02-22-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. – OSC – S-Judiciary

HB 1058
House, Douglas(R)
Irvin, Missy(R)
Excludes medical marijuana registry ID card application records and dispensary records from being considered medical records; exempts such records from FOIA; repeals the benefit-risk analysis required when a physician is making a written certification.
Last Action: 01-24-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 5 )

HB 1080
Joint Budget( ) Appropriates funds to the Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Programs for the Department of Health for operations.
Last Action: 02-03-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 88 )

HB 1088
Joint Budget( ) Appropriates funds to the Health Services Permit Agency for operations.
Last Action: 01-26-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 11 )

HB 1113
Joint Budget( ) Appropriates funds to the Office of Health Information Technology for operations.
Last Action: 01-23-17 H Sent to subcommittee JBC – Personnel Subcommittee

HB 1126
Collins, Charlie(R) Exempts civil actions arising from the employer-employee relationship from the general hate offense provision of the Arkansas Civil Rights Act of 1993; specifies damages that may be awarded from retaliation and interference claims by employees.
Last Action: 02-17-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 191 )

HB 1150
Joint Budget( ) Appropriates funds to the Arkansas Spinal Cord Commission for operations.
Last Action: 02-03-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 118 )

HB 1162
Fite, Charlene(R)
English, Jane(R)
Increase Medicaid Program allocations; exempts military retirement benefits from income tax; applies income tax to unemployment benefits; applies sales tax to digital downloads; increases tax on candy and soft drinks; lowers tax on soft drink syrup.
Companions:
SB 120 English, Jane (Identical)
2- 7-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. – Room 151, H-Revenue and Taxation
Last Action: 02-07-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 141 )

HB 1164
Gray, Michelle(R)
Irvin, Missy(R)
Authorizes licensure by endorsement for optometrists licensed in other US states or provinces of Canada, prescribes requirements for an application for licensure by endorsement.
Last Action: 02-07-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 143 )

HB 1168
Joint Budget( ) Appropriates funds to the Department of Health for operations.
Last Action: 01-24-17 H Sent to subcommittee JBC – Special Language Subcommittee

HB 1171
House, Douglas(R)
Eads, Lance(R)
Requires background checks during the process for licensure as a chiropractic examiner and prohibits individuals convicted of certain crimes from potential licensure; various other chiropractic licensure changes.
Last Action: 02-09-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar

HB 1173
Tucker, Clarke(D)
Hutchinson, Jeremy(R)
Equalizes the age ranges for which the offenses of sexual indecency with a child and sexual assault in the fourth degree are applicable; creates an affirmative defense to sexual indecency with a child for defendants within 3 years of the child’s age.
Last Action: 02-23-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. – Room 149 – H-Judiciary

HB 1180
Bentley, Mary(R) Grants advanced practice registered nurses signature authority for various certifications and physicals.
Last Action: 02-22-17 S Reported from committee – Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor

HB 1181
Sullivan, Dan(R) Provides an additional route by which an advanced practice registered nurse may obtain prescriptive authority for Schedule II-V drugs.
Last Action: 02-23-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. – Room 130 – H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor

HB 1182
Sullivan, Dan(R) Authorizes an advanced practice registered nurse to be recognized as a primary care provider under the Arkansas Medicaid Program.
Last Action: 02-23-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. – Room 130 – H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor

HB 1183
Dotson, Jim(R)
Caldwell, Ronald(R)
Requires Medicaid recipients to be allowed access to a chiropractic physician without referral from a primary care physician.
Last Action: 02-22-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment – Room 272 – S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor

HB 1185
Meeks, David(R)
Rapert, Jason(R)
Sets the time at which a dead fetus may be considered stillborn as not less than 12 weeks into gestation, from not less than 20 weeks; requires all documentation of fetal death that occurred at 20 weeks to occur at 12 weeks.
Last Action: 02-15-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 168 )

HB 1186
Brown, Karilyn(R) Repeals the collaborative practice agreements that advanced practice registered nurses could enter into with physicians; expands the prescriptive authority of advanced practice registered nurses to Schedules II-V.
Last Action: 02-23-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. – Room 130 – H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor

HB 1200
Joint Budget( ) Appropriates funds to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences for operations of the D.W. Reynolds Center, the Fay W. Boozman Center, the Biosciences Institute, and the Area Health Education Center of Helena.
Last Action: 02-03-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 120 )

HB 1202
Boyd, Justin(R)
Irvin, Missy(R)
Makes sealed criminal records accessible by boards responsible for healthcare licensing.
Last Action: 02-06-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 139 )

HB 1204
Magie, Steve(D) Allows pharmacists to dispense biological products that are therapeutically interchangeable with the product a patient is prescribed in the same manner as they may dispense generic substitutions of drug products.
Last Action: 02-23-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. – Room 130 – H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor

HB 1205
Magie, Steve(D) Creates a licensing process for anesthesiologist assistants.
Last Action: 02-23-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. – Room 130 – H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor

HB 1215
Love, Fred(D) Includes the practice of cupping within the definition of massage therapy for purposes of professional licensure.
Last Action: 02-24-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 87/N: 1)

HB 1228
Hammer, Kim(R) Expands the prescriptive authority of advanced practice registered nurses to include Schedule II substances.
Last Action: 02-23-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. – Room 130 – H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor

HB 1237
Hammer, Kim(R) Creates a process for the State Medical Board to register surgical technologists.
Last Action: 02-23-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. – Room 130 – H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor

HB 1250
Gray, Michelle(R)
Hutchinson, Jeremy(R)
Exempts persons and entities from licensure as a dentist when they engage in exclusively nonclinical dental services such as managing administrative services and non-dentist personnel; amends collaborative licensure provisions.
Last Action: 02-24-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 90/N: 0)

HB 1252
Rye, Johnny(R) Specifies that there is no threshold for claiming itemized deductions for medical and dental expenses on state income tax returns, and that such deductions may cover the total amount of unreimbursed expenses.
Last Action: 01-23-17 H Introduced and referred to H-Revenue and Taxation

HB 1254
Magie, Steve(D) Transfers authority over the rules, committees, and other regulations that governed the practice of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses from the State Board of Nursing to the State Medical Board.
Last Action: 02-23-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. – Room 130 – H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor

HB 1255
Ferguson, Deborah(D) Creates a temporary charitable dental license to be issued to dentists who intend to practice for a maximum of 4 days without compensation.
Last Action: 02-21-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. – Room 130 – H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor

HB 1257
Richey, Chris(D) Creates a licensure process for community health workers and defines the scope of practice they may participate in.
Last Action: 02-23-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. – Room 130 – H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor

HB 1264
Pilkington, Aaron(R) Prohibits a Medicaid beneficiary from being denied reimbursement after using the services of a walk-in clinic or an emergent care clinic on the basis of the beneficiary not having a primary care provider.
Last Action: 02-22-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment – Room 272 – S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor

HB 1271
Hammer, Kim(R)
Rapert, Jason(R)
Grants authority to the Insurance Commissioner, the Director of the DFA, the Director of the DHS, and the Board of Directors of the Health Insurance Marketplace to apply for federal waivers related to health insurance.
Last Action: 02-15-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. – Room 149 – H-Insurance and Commerce

HB 1280
Magie, Steve(D) Creates a Class A misdemeanor for allowing the use of a tanning facility by a minor; requires facility owner to post notice regarding minors; repeals the statement of consent that previously was required for a minor to use tanning equipment.
Last Action: 02-07-17 H Failed (Vote: N: 53/Y: 27)

HB 1284
Joint Budget( ) Appropriates funds to the DHS for the Medicaid Expansion Program.
Last Action: 02-06-17 H Sent to subcommittee JBC – Personnel Subcommittee

HB 1298
House, Douglas(R)
Irvin, Missy(R)
Requires a medical marijuana dispensary or cultivation license to be issued or transferred only to or between natural persons.
Last Action: 02-16-17 S Passed over on calendar at 1:49pm

HB 1323
Shepherd, Matthew(R)
Rapert, Jason(R)
Public Health (Title 20; Technical Corrections)
Last Action: 02-21-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 264 )

HB 1369
House, Douglas(R)
Irvin, Missy(R)
Deletes earmark language from the Medical Marijuana Amendment and designates sales tax proceeds as special revenues to be deposited in the Medical Marijuana Implementation and Operations Fund; uses one percent for Commission operations.
Last Action: 02-22-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. – OSC – S-Revenue and Taxation

HB 1370
House, Douglas(R)
Irvin, Missy(R)
Prohibits medical marijuana advertising, artwork and displays from using designs that attract children.
Last Action: 02-16-17 S Passed over on calendar at 1:49pm

HB 1371
House, Douglas(R)
Irvin, Missy(R)
Requires the ABC to issue a medical marijuana license only in the name of a natural person with an ownership interest, similar to other ABC licensing; requires criminal background check for any individual with ownership.
Last Action: 02-22-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment – Room 272 – S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor

HB 1387
Payton, John(R)
Rice, Terry(R)
Prohibits a law enforcement officer from stopping the operator of a vehicle solely to determine their compliance with mandatory seat belt usage.
Last Action: 02-23-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. – MAC Room B – H-Public Transportation

HB 1391
Lundstrum, Robin(R)
Hester, Bart(R)
Allows the regulation of a medical marijuana dispensary of cultivation facility by majority vote of a city council or county quorum court; allows dispensaries and cultivation facilities to be subject to zoning regulations beyond those of pharmacies.
Last Action: 02-22-17 H Meeting set for 12:00 p.m. – MAC Room B – H-Rules

HB 1392
Lundstrum, Robin(R)
Stubblefield, Gary(R)
Prohibits medical marijuana from being contained within food or drink unless it is for purposes of aiding the ingestion of the substance by the patient.
Last Action: 02-22-17 H Meeting set for 12:00 p.m. – MAC Room B – H-Rules

HB 1400
Lundstrum, Robin(R)
Rapert, Jason(R)
Amends the Medical Marijuana amendment to state that the amendment does not permit a person to smoke marijuana in any location in Arkansas.
Companions:
SB 357 Rapert, Jason (Identical)
2-22-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment – Room 272, S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
Last Action: 02-22-17 H Meeting set for 12:00 p.m. – MAC Room B – H-Rules

HB 1401
Gillam, Jeremy(R)
Hester, Bart(R)
Creates an exemption from ethics laws for food, beverages and items provided to a public official by the host of a civic/social organization’s meeting. Exempts an event of a recognized political party that invites all party members of either chamber.
Last Action: 02-23-17 H House concurred in Senate amendment No.1

HB 1402
Boyd, Justin(R)
Irvin, Missy(R)
Requires the Director of the Health Department to consider rescheduling a marijuana-derived substance if the US Food and Drug Administration has designated or rescheduled it.
Last Action: 02-22-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment – Room 272 – S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor

HB 1413
Boyd, Justin(R)
Files, Jake(R)
Requires the State Board of Nursing to create an alternative to discipline program to provide treatment to licensees with substance abuse problems or mental disorders.
Last Action: 02-23-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 25/N: 1)

HB 1416
Shepherd, Matthew(R)
Rapert, Jason(R)
Makes technical corrections to Title 17 concerning business and professional licensing.
Last Action: 02-21-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 252 )

HB 1427
Della Rosa, Jana(R) Requires electronic filing of campaign finance and candidate reports with the Secretary of State.
Last Action: 02-23-17 S Reported from committee – Do pass S-State Agencies

HB 1428
Lundstrum, Robin(R)
Flippo, Scott(R)
Requires the Department of Health to levy a $500 annual license fee on each abortion facility, conduct unannounced annual inspections, and revoke the license for any violation of licensing regulations or laws that pose an imminent threat.
Last Action: 02-23-17 S Passed over on calendar at 4:42pm

HB 1434
Collins, Charlie(R)
Irvin, Missy(R)
Prohibits a physician from performing an abortion that is being sought solely on the basis of the child’s sex; requires physicians to ask a pregnant woman seeking an abortion if they know the unborn child’s sex.
Last Action: 02-22-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment – Room 272 – S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor

HB 1436
House, Douglas(R) Sets the one-year medical marijuana cultivation facility license expiration date as June 30. Authorizes proration of cultivation facility licenses that are issued between January 1 and July 1.
Last Action: 02-21-17 H Amendment 1 adopted

HB 1437
Ferguson, Deborah(D)
Bledsoe, Cecile(R)
Establishes the Telemedicine Act, replacing existing laws governing telemedicine.
Companions:
SB 146 Bledsoe, Cecile (Same As)
2-17-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 203)
Last Action: 02-13-17 S Received in the Senate – Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor

HB 1439
Gray, Michelle(R)
Irvin, Missy(R)
Expands the membership of the Healthcare Quality and Payment Policy Advisory Committee; requires committee approval in situations where committee advice was previously required.
Last Action: 02-23-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. – Room 130 – H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor

HB 1443
Gray, Michelle(R)
Hester, Bart(R)
Requires the Governor to consult the Arkansas Chiropractic Society in addition to the Chiropractic Physicians Association before making appointments to the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
Last Action: 02-22-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment – Room 272 – S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor

HB 1451
Drown, Trevor(R) Prohibits a member of the Arkansas National Guard or the United States Military from being considered a designated caregiver or qualifying patient for medical marijuana purposes.
Last Action: 02-23-17 S Passed over on calendar at 4:43pm

HB 1460
Wing, Carlton(R)
Irvin, Missy(R)
Prohibits a cause of action from being established against an employer who acted with a good faith belief that a qualifying patient employee was under the influence of marijuana while on the workplace premises.
Last Action: 02-22-17 H Meeting set for 12:00 p.m. – MAC Room B – H-Rules

HB 1465
Miller, Josh(R) Requires the DHS to stop new enrollment in the Medicaid Expansion plan on July 1, 2017.
Last Action: 02-23-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. – Room 130 – H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor

HB 1476
Collins, Charlie(R) Distinguishes an incorporated protected cell of a sponsored captive insurance company from other protected cells, and creates subsections related to their formation.
Last Action: 02-23-17 S Reported from committee – Do pass S-Insurance and Commerce

HB 1482
Bentley, Mary(R)
Cheatham, Eddie(D)
Repeals the existing Interstate Nurse Licensure Compact and replaces it with a new iteration.
Last Action: 02-22-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment – Room 272 – S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor

HB 1491
Joint Budget( ) Appropriates $90,000,000 to the Department of Human Services Division of Medical Services from the General Improvement Fund for Medicaid grant payments.
Last Action: 02-21-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 230 )

HB 1504
Hammer, Kim(R)
Hutchinson, Jeremy(R)
Requires healthcare practitioners to check the information in the Prescription Drug ing Program when prescribing an opioid from Schedule II or III for every time prescribing the medication, and any benzodiazepine the first time it is prescribed.
Companions:
SB 339 Hutchinson, Jeremy (Identical)
2-22-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment – Room 272, S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
Last Action: 02-23-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. – Room 130 – H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor

HB 1507
House, Douglas(R) Authorizes the Medical Marijuana Commission, the Department of Health and the ABC Division to collect fines or fees for violation of rules adopted pursuant to the Medical Marijuana Amendment.
Last Action: 02-22-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment – Room 272 – S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor

HB 1508
House, Douglas(R) Prohibits advertising, the use of medical symbols, and the use of pharmacy symbols in association with medical marijuana.
Last Action: 02-15-17 H Meeting set for 12:00 p.m. – MAC Room B – H-Rules

HB 1509
Leding, Greg(D)
Eads, Lance(R)
Requires school districts to develop procedures for training staff in first aid techniques related to sudden cardiac arrest, in conjunction with the Department of Health; requires coaches to receive training annually.
Last Action: 02-24-17 H Amendment No.1 adopted

HB 1515
Ladyman, Jack(R) Authorizes the entity that controls a water system serving 5,000 or fewer people to determine whether to adjust fluoride content; prohibits exceeding the maximum fluoride content established by the Department of Health.
Last Action: 02-21-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. – Room 130 – H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor

HB 1516
Mayberry, Andy(R) Requires at least one school nurse at each public school campus, encourages higher nurse-to-student ratios for school districts, and authorizes use of school lunch categorical funds to maintain those ratios.
Last Action: 02-23-17 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed

HB 1517
Mayberry, Andy(R) Requires school districts to use a school nursing performance evaluation rubric developed by the Department of Education to when conducting annual evaluations of school nurses; encourages minimum standards for school nurse supervisors.
Last Action: 02-23-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. – Room 138 – H-Education

HB 1519
House, Douglas(R) Changes the Medical Marijuana Amendment to place the Medical Marijuana Commission within the Department of Finance and Administration.
Last Action: 02-22-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment – Room 272 – S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor

HB 1525
Magie, Steve(D) Directs the State Medical Board and the State Board of Nursing to develop rules governing collaborative agreement between physicians and advanced practice nurses.
Last Action: 02-23-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. – Room 130 – H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor

HB 1526
Gray, Michelle(R)
Irvin, Missy(R)
Requires that optometrists licensed by endorsement must have their fingerprints taken as part of their background check.
Last Action: 02-24-17 H Emergency clause adopted

HB 1535
Hendren, Kim(R) Requires sales tax revenue from sellers without a physical presence in the state to be deposited into State general revenues up to $85,000,000 and for amounts over that to be split 50/50 to reduce sales and income tax for state residents.
Last Action: 02-23-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. – Room 171 – H-Revenue and Taxation

HB 1537
Gray, Michelle(R)
Wallace, David(R)
Authorizes any entity that may contract with ambulance service districts to provide emergency services to include nonemergency services in the same contract.
Last Action: 02-22-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. – MAC Room B – H-City, County and Local Affairs

HB 1538
Hammer, Kim(R) Includes doctoral nursing programs in the programs for which a person may be eligible to receive a loan.
Last Action: 02-23-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. – Room 138 – H-Education

HB 1545
Sullivan, Dan(R) Repeals the requirement that rules implemented by the DHS Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education concerning child care facility by subject to approval by the Early Childhood Commission before implementation.
Last Action: 02-24-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 84/N: 3)

HB 1551
Womack, Richard(R)
Hester, Bart(R)
Establishes an individual’s right to engage in a lawful occupation without being required to comply with a regulation that imposes substantial burdens and is not related to the state’s interest in public health and safety.
Last Action: 02-23-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. – Room 130 – H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor

HB 1556
Ferguson, Deborah(D)
Bledsoe, Cecile(R)
Prohibits a physician from issuing a certificate for medical marijuana to a patient based on telemedicine assessments.
Last Action: 02-23-17 S Received from House as amended – referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor

HB 1560
Gazaway, Jimmy(R)
Sanders, David(R)
Allows inspectors of the State Board of Pharmacy to seize products for various tests; increases the maximum fine imposable by the Board; allows the Board to collect inspection costs for out-of-state facility inspections.
Last Action: 02-22-17 S Received in the Senate – Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor

HB 1566
Hammer, Kim(R) Clarifies provisions that require actions in accordance with the Arkansas Final Disposition Rights Act of 2009, which governs the disposal of fetal remains.
Last Action: 02-24-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 90/N: 0)

HB 1586
Payton, John(R) Establishes maximum payment limits and durations for worker’s compensation in cases of permanent total disability or death; requires employers to provide immediate medical treatment to employees exposed to rabies.
Last Action: 02-24-17 H Passed over on calendar at 12:48pm

HB 1592
Leding, Greg(D)
Standridge, Greg(R)
Prohibits health benefit plans from requiring higher copayments, coinsurance or deductible amounts for orally administered anticancer medications than they charge for injected or intravaneously administered anticancer drugs.
Last Action: 02-24-17 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. – Room 149 – H-Insurance and Commerce

HB 1626
Pilkington, Aaron(R)
Flippo, Scott(R)
Requires consent given by a long-term care facility resident for the resident to be photographed be maintained in the resident’s file; specifies such consent applies until rescinded in writing by the resident.
Last Action: 02-23-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. – Room 130 – H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor

HB 1628
Smith, Brandt(R)
Rapert, Jason(R)
Authorizes healthcare providers to decline to participate in healthcare services that violate their conscience; prohibits discrimination against a provider that has exercised their right to decline participation based on conscience.
Last Action: 02-23-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. – Room 130 – H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor

HB 1661
Boyd, Justin(R)
Irvin, Missy(R)
Requires licensing boards that license healthcare practitioners with prescriptive authority over Schedule II substances to adopt rules requiring those practitioners to make periodic checks of the Prescription Drug ing Program.
Last Action: 02-23-17 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor

HB 1663
Boyd, Justin(R)
Rice, Terry(R)
Authorizes a judicial district to establish a mental health specialty court program subject to Supreme Court approval for nonviolent offenders over 18 who the court determines would be better served in a mental health court program.
Last Action: 02-23-17 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary

HCR1005
Wardlaw, Jeff(R)
Irvin, Missy(R)
Resolves to support Healthy Active Arkansas and its priorities in addressing the obesity epidemic in Arkansas; supports a “health in all policies” approach to reducing state obesity rates.
Last Action: 02-09-17 S Resolution concurred

HJR1003
Gillam, Jeremy(R) Requires 3/5 vote at the polls to adopt a proposed constitutional amendment that has been submitted by petition; increases petition signature requirements; prohibits an amendment that bestows powers to an individual or business by name; other.
Last Action: 02-21-17 H Amendment 1 adopted

HJR1006
Hendren, Kim(R) Amends the constitution to repeal the fiscal legislative session provision and revert the state budget to a two-year appropriation cycle. Allows a vote of 2/3 majority to extend a regular session beyond 75 days (currently requires 3/4 majority)
Companions:
SJR 1 Hendren, Jim (Same As)
2-14-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment- OSC, S-State Agencies
Last Action: 02-21-17 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment of the House – Room 151 – H-State Agencies – Constitutional Issues

HJR1007
Hendren, Kim(R) Requires a proposed Constitutional Amendment to contain the exact title to be used on the ballot.
Last Action: 02-21-17 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment of the House – Room 151 – H-State Agencies – Constitutional Issues

HJR1012
Shepherd, Matthew(R) Proposes an amendment to the Constitution revising the method of selection of Supreme Court Justices. (Shell bill)
Last Action: 02-21-17 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment of the House – Room 151 – H-State Agencies – Constitutional Issues

HJR1013
Ballinger, Bob(R) Moves the deadline by which a petition for a state-wide ballot measure must be submitted to the Secretary of State from four months before the election to 180 days before the election.
Last Action: 02-21-17 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment of the House – Room 151 – H-State Agencies – Constitutional Issues

HJR1014
Mayberry, Andy(R) Requires 2/3 majority vote for the General Assembly to approve an increase in sales taxes.
Last Action: 02-21-17 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment of the House – Room 151 – H-State Agencies – Constitutional Issues

HJR1016
Lundstrum, Robin(R) Requires voters to present a valid photo ID when attempting to vote.
Last Action: 02-23-17 S Received from House as amended – referred to S-State Agencies

HJR1018
Shepherd, Matthew(R) To amend the constitution concerning civil actions and court procedures, to be known as the Civil Justice Reform Amendment. (Shell bill)
Last Action: 02-21-17 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment of the House – Room 151 – H-State Agencies – Constitutional Issues

HJR1019
Gazaway, Jimmy(R)
Maloch, Bruce(D)
Entitles parties to reimbursement from opposing parties that bring frivolous civil suits; authorizes the legislature to limit the amount of punitive damages that may be awarded in workers’ compensation civil actions.
Companions:
SJR 13 Maloch, Bruce (Identical)
2-14-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment- OSC, S-State Agencies
Last Action: 02-15-17 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment of House State Agencies – R – H-State Agencies – Constitutional Issues

HJR1020
Davis, Andy(R) Repeals the fiscal legislative session and provides for a shortened regular session each year that is strictly limited to 60 days and would require 2/3 vote to extend beyond 45 days, 3/4 vote to extend beyond 55 days.
Last Action: 02-21-17 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment of the House – Room 151 – H-State Agencies – Constitutional Issues

HR 1001
Gillam, Jeremy(R) To adopt the House Rules of the 91st General Assembly.
Last Action: 01-11-17 H Adopted (Vote: Y: 75/N: 23)

HR 1003
Boyd, Justin(R) Encourages cooperation among various entities in combating prescription drug abuse in Arkansas.
Last Action: 01-19-17 H Adopted

HR 1010
Ballinger, Bob(R) Repeals the requirement that proposed constitutional amendments first be approved by each chamber’s State Agencies committee before being sent to either chamber of the General Assembly; creates a new approval process for proposed amendments.
Last Action: 02-06-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 94/N: 0)

HR 1011
Hendren, Kim(R) Prohibits House members from accepting campaign contributions during the fiscal session of the General Assembly in addition to any special sessions.
Last Action: 02-15-17 H Meeting set for 12:00 p.m. – MAC Room B – H-Rules

HR 1027
Hendren, Kim(R) Prohibits a member of the House of Representatives from serving as Speaker of the House for more than one 2-year term.
Last Action: 02-22-17 H Meeting set for 12:00 p.m. – MAC Room B – H-Rules

SB 8
Clark, Alan(R) Creates a waiver of confidentiality procedure through which the subjects of a completed child maltreatment investigative report may allow the custodian of records to release those reports to a legislative committee.
Last Action: 02-22-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. – OSC – S-Judiciary

SB 16
Clark, Alan(R)
Gates, Mickey(R)
Authorizes legislators and their staff to request information related to child maltreatment investigations and conduct a non-public review to determine compliance with related agency procedures.
Last Action: 02-22-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. – OSC – S-Judiciary

SB 17
Clark, Alan(R)
Gates, Mickey(R)
Requires the Department of Human services to place children in the custody of acceptable adult relatives or fictive kin, upon request to do so by the parent or guardian who is losing custody. Requires notice and explanation of removal to the caseworker.
Last Action: 02-22-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. – OSC – S-Judiciary

SB 39
Bledsoe, Cecile(R)
McCollum, Austin(R)
Allows the Executive Director and the Deputy Director of the Arkansas State Medical Board to receive expense reimbursement and stipends.
Last Action: 01-31-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 69 )

SB 41
Clark, Alan(R)
Gates, Mickey(R)
Makes data compiled by an entity authorized to perform public services for children that is related to both a child maltreatment investigation and the unlawful conduct or suspension of an employee subject to FOIA disclosure.
Last Action: 02-22-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. – OSC – S-Judiciary

SB 63
Joint Budget( ) Appropriates funds to the State Board of Nursing for operations.
Last Action: 01-31-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 54 )

SB 65
Joint Budget( ) Appropriates funds to Arkansas Tobacco Control for operations.
Last Action: 01-24-17 S Amendment 1 adopted

SB 66
Joint Budget( ) Appropriates funds to the Minority Health Commission for operations.
Last Action: 01-31-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 55 )

SB 67
Joint Budget( ) Appropriates funds to the Minority Health Commission – Minority Health Initiative of the Targeted State Needs Program for operations.
Last Action: 01-31-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 56 )

SB 69
Joint Budget( ) Appropriates funds to the Tobacco Settlement Commission for operations, grants, and ing and evaluating program expenditures from the program accounts of the Tobacco Settlement Program Fund.
Last Action: 01-31-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 58 )

SB 70
Joint Budget( ) Appropriates funds to the State Medical Board for operations.
Last Action: 01-09-17 S Introduced and referred to Joint Budget

SB 78
Bledsoe, Cecile(R) Requires the State Medical Board to analyze the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact to determine the practicality of enacting the compact in Arkansas.
Last Action: 02-23-17 S Received from House as amended – referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor

SB 81
Joint Budget( ) Appropriates funds to the Office of Medicaid Inspector General for operations.
Last Action: 02-03-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 83 )

SB 95
Irvin, Missy(R)
Ferguson, Deborah(D)
Waives the licensure renewal fee for licensed dental examiners, optometrists, and physicians who are active duty military service members.
Last Action: 02-17-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 204 )

SB 102
Rice, Terry(R) Limits the maximum fine for violation of the mandatory seatbelt law to $25 regardless of any other convictions or offenses the individual receiving the fine may have committed.
Last Action: 02-23-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. – Room 149 – H-Judiciary

SB 109
Hutchinson, Jeremy(R) Makes revisions to the Athletic Trainers Act, including that each day of a violation of rules governing athletic trainers constitutes a separate offense, amending licensing renewal criteria, amending rules on physician supervision, and other changes.
Last Action: 02-21-17 S Amendment 2 adopted

SB 111
Rapert, Jason(R)
Bragg, Ken(R)
Authorizes healthcare professionals to prescribe opioid antagonists to employees of the State Crime Lab.
Last Action: 01-31-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 70 )

SB 115
Hendren, Jim(R)
Pitsch, Mat(R)
Lowers state income tax rates starting in 2019 for individuals making less than $21,000. Creates an legislative taskforce on taxation composed of members of the House and Senate.
Last Action: 02-01-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 78 )

SB 118
Files, Jake(R)
Boyd, Justin(R)
Applies current provisions of law to any accredited medical school in the state, in addition to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
Last Action: 02-08-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 147 )

SB 120
English, Jane(R)
Fite, Charlene(R)
Increase Medicaid Program allocations; exempts military retirement benefits from income tax; applies income tax to unemployment benefits; applies sales tax to digital downloads; increases tax on candy and soft drinks; lowers tax on soft drink syrup.
Companions:
HB 1162 Fite, Charlene (Identical)
2- 7-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 141)
Last Action: 02-07-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. – Room 151 – H-Revenue and Taxation

SB 123
Johnson, Blake(R)
Lundstrum, Robin(R)
Changes the two-year pilot program which required drug screening of certain recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families into a permanent program.
Last Action: 02-22-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 72/N: 18)

SB 130
Stubblefield, Gary(R) Specifies the maximum allowable blood level of THC and other cannabinoids as 5 nanograms for purposes of the Omnibus DWI or BWI Act.
Last Action: 02-22-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. – OSC – S-Judiciary

SB 138
Hickey, Jimmy(R)
Hillman, David(R)
Creates a process for the revocation of charter of a municipal corporation when the Legislative Joint Auditing Committee makes at least two findings of noncompliance with municipal accounting procedures in the preceding three-year period.
Last Action: 02-23-17 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed

SB 146
Bledsoe, Cecile(R)
Ferguson, Deborah(D)
Repeals the existing statutes governing telemedicine and establishes new standards for the practice of telemedicine, including the prior existence of a professional relationship between patient and physician, among other regulations.
Companions:
HB 1437 Ferguson, Deborah (Same As)
2-13-17 S Received in the Senate – Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
Last Action: 02-17-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 203 )

SB 148
Stubblefield, Gary(R)
Fite, Charlene(R)
Creates the offense of infanticide, designated as a Class D felony; makes the failure to provide necessary healthcare that results in a born infant’s death constitute the offense of infanticide.
Last Action: 02-24-17 H Passed over on calendar at 12:51pm

SB 152
Johnson, Blake(R)
Gazaway, Jimmy(R)
Exempts records that depict the death of law enforcement officers from disclosure under FOIA.
Companions:
HB 1236 Gazaway, Jimmy (Identical)
2-23-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. – Room 149, H-Judiciary
Last Action: 02-22-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. – OSC – S-Judiciary

SB 153
Eads, Lance(R)
Penzo, Clint(R)
Authorizes pharmacists to dispense an emergency prescription refill that is to last for a longer period than the current 72-hour emergency supply limit.
Last Action: 02-22-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 90/N: 0)

SB 162
Bledsoe, Cecile(R)
Boyd, Justin(R)
Authorizes licensed pharmacists to administer treatments and medications generally, excepting exclusions specified by the Pharmacy Board; authorizes pharmacists to administer and dispense Naloxone.
Last Action: 02-22-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 83/N: 0)

SB 167
Sanders, David(R) Creates a licensing process for surgical technologists.
Last Action: 02-23-17 H Reported from committee – Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor

SB 170
Irvin, Missy(R) Exempts various medical practices from licensure requirements if the practice is happening through a program in partnership with the federal Innovative Readiness Training program and the practitioner is licensed through another outside entity.
Last Action: 02-21-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 205 )

SB 171
Stubblefield, Gary(R) Repeals the requirement that the practice of certified registered nurse anesthesia occur under direct supervision, instead requiring only that nurse-administered anesthesia be performed “in coordination” with of a licensed physician or dentist.
Last Action: 02-22-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. – Room 272 – S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor

SB 175
King, Bryan(R) Requires annual financial disclosure statements to be filed with the DHS by government officials and Medicaid providers that include transactions of $2,000 or more by the official, provider, or any entities or businesses connected to them.
Last Action: 02-07-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. – OSC – S-State Agencies

SB 176
King, Bryan(R) Prohibits employees of nursing home facilities or long-term care facilities to act as a paid or unpaid canvasser to sponsor a petition or attempt to obtain signatures from residents of the facility where they are employed.
Last Action: 02-23-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. – OSC – S-State Agencies

SB 191
Cheatham, Eddie(D) Eliminates the fee imposed on visitors to local health units and allows the Department of Health to transfer up to $600,000 to the State Health Department Building and Local Grant Trust Fund for the purposes of the repealed fee.
Last Action: 02-21-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 206 )

SB 196
Joint Budget( ) Appropriates funds to the DHS – Division of Medical Services for operations.
Last Action: 01-31-17 S Sent to subcommittee JBC – Special Language Subcommittee

SB 206
Irvin, Missy(R) Suspends certification of sites intended for rehabilitative services for persons with mental illness unless the site was certified or had a pending certification as of October 31, 2008, or is a replacement site to provide continuity of services.
Last Action: 02-22-17 S Reported from committee – Do pass as amended no. 1 – S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor

SB 223
Rapert, Jason(R) Creates a statute of limitations of 3 to 5 years for offenses involving motor vehicle insurance fraud.
Last Action: 02-22-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. – OSC – S-Judiciary

SB 237
Elliott, Joyce(D) Requires a racial impact statement to be prepared whenever a change is proposed in the legislature that would create a new misdemeanor or felony, change an existing misdemeanor or felony, or change existing sentencing and parole procedures.
Last Action: 02-22-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. – OSC – S-Judiciary

SB 238
Rapert, Jason(R)
Mayberry, Andy(R)
Delays implementation of the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment to 180 days after marijuana’s legalization in the United States.
Last Action: 02-22-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment – Room 272 – S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor

SB 243
English, Jane(R) Changes revenue allocations of the Medical Marijuana Amendment and transfers authority for administering the adult vocational training programs funded by medical marijuana tax revenue from the DFA to the Department of Career Education.
Last Action: 02-09-17 S Passed over on calendar at 12:29pm

SB 247
Rapert, Jason(R)
Collins, Charlie(R)
The Insurance Department General Omnibus Bill.
Last Action: 02-22-17 S Senate concurred in House amendment no. 1

SB 257
Irvin, Missy(R)
Davis, Andy(R)
Transfers the Office of Health Information Technology to the Department of Health.
Last Action: 02-22-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 270 )

SB 262
Irvin, Missy(R) Delays the start of the bill prefiling period until the first business day in January of each year of a regular session.
Last Action: 02-23-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. – OSC – S-State Agencies

SB 266
Lindsey, Uvalde(D) Creates a driver’s license decal for issue to individuals with communication impediments.
Last Action: 02-23-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 92/N: 0)

SB 268
Hutchinson, Jeremy(R) Requires a guardianship to both be no longer necessary and no longer in the best interest of the ward in order for a court to terminate the guardianship.
Last Action: 02-24-17 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. – Room 130 – H-Aging, Children, Legislative & Military

SB 285
Cheatham, Eddie(D) Adds electronic cigarettes to the Clean Indoor Air Act under the definitions of smoking and second-hand smoke.
Last Action: 02-22-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment – Room 272 – S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor

SB 299
King, Bryan(R) Requires a water district to hold an election among the electors of the water district before fluoridating the district’s water.
Last Action: 02-23-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. – Room 272 – S-City, County and Local Affairs

SB 301
Cooper, John(R) Allows the Department of Health to enter into data-sharing agreements with federal, state, or local jurisdictions or any nations that are part of the Compact of Free Association islands regarding the Department’s immunization registry records.
Last Action: 02-23-17 H Reported from committee – Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor

SB 302
Irvin, Missy(R)
Boyd, Justin(R)
Requires licensing boards that govern healthcare practitioners with Schedule II prescription authority to adopt rules for mandatory Prescription Drug ing Program checks; authorizes board to place prescription quantity limits.
Last Action: 02-22-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment – Room 272 – S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor

SB 311
Johnson, Blake(R)
Gonzales, Justin(R)
Creates an exemption from the laws prohibiting indoor smoking for all privately owned businesses.
Last Action: 02-22-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment – Room 272 – S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor

SB 333
Stubblefield, Gary(R)
Lundstrum, Robin(R)
Prohibits medical marijuana from being combined with food or drink, except in the case of a patient or caregiver combining for purposes of aiding ingestion.
Last Action: 02-22-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment – Room 272 – S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor

SB 335
Irvin, Missy(R)
Meeks, David(R)
Allows parents to enter into voluntary respite care agreements for temporary custody of a child when a family is in an emergency if the voluntary respite care provider has been approved by a qualified nonprofit organization.
Companions:
HB 1048 Meeks, David (Identical)
2-24-17 H Emergency clause adopted
Last Action: 02-23-17 S Amendment 1 adopted

SB 339
Hutchinson, Jeremy(R)
Hammer, Kim(R)
Mandates a physician to make a check of the Prescription Drug ing Program when prescribing a Schedule II or III opioid for every prescription written, and for any benzodiazepine for the first prescription written.
Companions:
HB 1504 Hammer, Kim (Identical)
2-23-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. – Room 130, H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
Last Action: 02-22-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment – Room 272 – S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor

SB 340
Hutchinson, Jeremy(R)
Pilkington, Aaron(R)
Provides immunity from damages in a civil action for wrongful birth or wrongful life if the action is based on a claim that, but for an act or omission of the defendant, a child would not or should not have been born.
Last Action: 02-24-17 H Passed over on calendar at 12:51pm

SB 341
Eads, Lance(R)
Hodges, Grant(R)
Makes various revisions to the composition and membership of numerous stage boards, committees, commissions, and other administrative bodies.
Last Action: 02-23-17 S Reported from committee – Do pass as amended no. 1 – S-State Agencies

SB 343
King, Bryan(R) Makes the first offense of unauthorized sales, manufacture, purchases, or otherwise doing business in tobacco products a civil offense rather than a Class A misdemeanor, authorizing the Tobacco Control Board to assess civil penalties.
Last Action: 02-22-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. – OSC – S-Judiciary

SB 344
Rapert, Jason(R) Makes various updates to reporting requirements under the Insurance Holding Company Regulatory Act.
Last Action: 02-22-17 H Reported from committee – Do pass H-Insurance and Commerce

SB 350
Sample, Bill(R) Requires UAMS to accommodate a physician who is required to obtain additional certification in order to obtain or maintain a specialty practice of medicine, including offering unpaid residency positions if all residency positions are filled.
Last Action: 02-22-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment – Room 272 – S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor

SB 355
King, Bryan(R) Terminates the Arkansas Works program and the Health Care Independence Program to end participation in Medicaid expansion.
Last Action: 02-22-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment – Room 272 – S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor

SB 356
Irvin, Missy(R)
Bentley, Mary(R)
Creates an order for life-sustaining treatment form that is distinct from an advance directive. Requires physicians and healthcare facilities to generally comply with the orders of a completed form.
Last Action: 02-22-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment – Room 272 – S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor

SB 357
Rapert, Jason(R)
Lundstrum, Robin(R)
Amends the Medical Marijuana Amendment of 2017 to specify the amendment does not permit a person to smoke marijuana in any location in Arkansas.
Companions:
HB 1400 Lundstrum, Robin (Identical)
2-22-17 H Meeting set for 12:00 p.m. – MAC Room B, H-Rules
Last Action: 02-22-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment – Room 272 – S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor

SB 361
Flippo, Scott(R) Creates an exemption which authorizes certain dialysates or devices necessary to perform home peritoneal kidney dialysis to be distributed directly from manufacturers to consumers if the devices have obtained the proper approvals.
Last Action: 02-22-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment – Room 272 – S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor

SB 376
Clark, Alan(R) Establishes the Water Provider Legislative Task Force; requires the task force to provide a vision report, an action report, and best practices for new water service.
Last Action: 02-23-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. – Room 272 – S-City, County and Local Affairs

SB 420
Irvin, Missy(R) Allows the Department of Health to provide prescription ing information regarding patients, prescribers, and dispensers to public or private entities for research purposes; allows disclosure to insurance carriers for verification purposes.
Last Action: 02-22-17 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor

SB 424
English, Jane(R) Changes revenue allocations of the Medical Marijuana Amendment and transfers authority for administering the adult vocational training programs funded by medical marijuana tax revenue from the DFA to the Department of Career Education.
Last Action: 02-22-17 S Introduced and referred to S-Revenue and Taxation

SCR 2
Maloch, Bruce(D) To adopt the joint rules of the Senate and House of the Ninety-First General Assembly.
Last Action: 02-09-17 H Resolution concurred (Vote: Y: 89/N: 1)

SCR 3
Irvin, Missy(R)
Wardlaw, Jeff(R)
Supports the efforts of Healthy Active Arkansas in combating obesity.
Last Action: 01-31-17 H Passed

SCR 4
Irvin, Missy(R) Delays the start of the bill prefiling period until the first business day in January of each year of a regular session.
Last Action: 01-31-17 S Introduced and referred to Committee on Rules, Resolutions and Memorials

SCR 5
Williams, Eddie Joe(R) Adopts the joint rules of the House and Senate.
Last Action: 02-02-17 S Withdrawn from further consideration

SJR 1
Hendren, Jim(R) Amends the constitution to repeal the fiscal legislative session provision and revert the state budget to a two-year appropriation cycle. Allows a vote of 2/3 majority to extend a regular session beyond 75 days (currently requires 3/4 majority)
Companions:
HJR1006 Hendren, Kim (Same As)
2-21-17 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment of the House – Room 151, H-State Agencies – Constitutional Issues
Last Action: 02-14-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment- OSC – S-State Agencies

SJR 4
Hutchinson, Jeremy(R) Lengthens term limits for Supreme Courts Justices and establishes a Judicial Nomination Commission responsible for ranking potential appointees to the Supreme Court.
Last Action: 02-14-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment- OSC – S-State Agencies

SJR 6
King, Bryan(R)
Lundstrum, Robin(R)
Constitutional amendment requiring voters to present valid government-issued photo ID when voting and provides for issuance of a free ID to voters.
Last Action: 02-14-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment- OSC – S-State Agencies

SJR 8
Irvin, Missy(R)
Ballinger, Bob(R)
Establishes maximum attorney recovery fees, maximum punitive damage award amounts, and maximum non-economic damage award amounts; subjects all rulings of pleading, practice, or procedure by the Supreme Court to legislative approval.
Last Action: 02-24-17 H Amendment 2 failed

SJR 10
Collins-Smith, Linda(R) Requires a joint resolution proposing a Constitutional amendment to achieve a three-fourths vote in each house of the General Assembly before being presented to electors; requires a brief, concise, and impartial summary of the proposed amendment.
Last Action: 02-20-17 S Re-referred to committee S-State Agencies

SJR 12
Hendren, Jim(R) Proposes a constitutional amendment concerning court decisions pertaining to legislative initiatives and referendums. (Shell bill)
Last Action: 02-14-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment- OSC – S-State Agencies

SJR 13
Maloch, Bruce(D)
Gazaway, Jimmy(R)
Entitles parties to reimbursement from opposing parties that bring frivolous civil suits; authorizes the legislature to limit the amount of punitive damages that may be awarded in workers’ compensation civil actions.
Companions:
HJR1019 Gazaway, Jimmy (Identical)
2-15-17 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment of House State Agencies – R, H-State Agencies – Constitutional Issues
Last Action: 02-14-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment- OSC – S-State Agencies

 

 

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