As this session winds down, here are the bills filed or co-sponsored by Southeast Arkansas lawmakers, and those that have become law.

Sen. Eddie Cheatham

Sen. Eddie Cheatham, D-Crossett (District 26)
Cheatham is a primary sponsor of the following bills:

HB1398, a bill to amend provisions of the Arkansas Code concerning student attendance and discipline. The bill is now ACT 640.

HB1357, a bill to amend the law covering the duration of a member’s participation in the Arkansas Police Officers Deferred Option Plan and the Arkansas State Police Officers’ Tier Two Deferred Retirement Option Plan.

HB1411, a bill concerning the definition of “Motor Vehicle” under the Omnibus DWI or BWI Act, and concerning a test for blood alcohol content when a motor vehicle or boating accident occurs. The bill is now ACT 654.

HB1423, a bill to amend the laws concerning the Arkansas State Board of Registration for Foresters; and to amend the qualifications to be registered as a forester. The bill is now ACT 257.

HB1657, a bill to amend provisions of the Arkansas Code concerning educator professional development. The bill is now Act 666.

HB1917, a bill to amend the Arkansas Motor Vehicle Commission Act.

HB1950, a bill to establish John H. Johnson Day as a memorial day.

HB1965, a bill to create the Arkansas Delta Music Trail Act, to promote tourism and provide tax incentives for art projects along designated music highways in the state and to require signage along designated music highways in the state.

SB143, a bill to define “Manifest Injustice” and amend the law concerning the board of trustees of the state police retirement system. Currently in the Joint Committee on Public Retirement & Social Security Programs.

SB144, a bill to amend the law concerning death benefit provisions under the state police retirement system. The bill is now Act 511.

SB218, a bill to amend the law concerning deposits in the Teacher Deferred Retirement Option Plan to repeal certain provisions concerning the plan. The bill is now Act 296.

SB219, a bill to amend the law concerning annuity options and to amend the law concerning the payment of benefits to a surviving spouse after the death of a member of the Arkansas Public Employees’ Retirement System. The bill is now Act 265.

SB222, a bill to amend the law concerning member contributions under the Arkansas Teacher Retirement System. The bill is now Act 297.

SB239, a bill to define “Manifest Injustice” under the Arkansas Public Employees’ Retirement System and to amend the law concerning the Board of Trustees of the Arkansas Public Employees’ Retirement System.

SB263, a bill to amend the Amusement Ride and Amusement Attraction Safety Act to amend the frequency of inflatable attraction inspections and to remove the requirement for an insurer to inspect an inflatable attraction. The bill is now Act 585.

Cheatham is a co-sponsor of the following bills:

HB1145, a bill to create the Teacher Salary Enhancement Act. The bill is now Act 170.

HB1295, a bill to establish the Every Arkansan Retirement Plan Opportunity Act.

HB1409, a bill to allow for extended learning opportunities through unstructured social time; to require a certain amount of time for recess; and to consider supervision during unstructured social time as instructional. The bill is now Act 649.

HB1461, a bill to amend the Digital Product and Motion Picture Industry Development Act of 2009. The bill is now Act 367.

HB1495, a bill to provide additional revenue for the maintenance and repair of highways, streets, and bridges in the state.

HB1564, a bill to establish the Public Safety Act of 2019, to amend the Arkansas Public Safety Communications Act of 1985, and to develop a next generation 911 system. The bill is now Act 660.

HB1685, a bill to amend various provisions of the Arkansas Code concerning public school funding. The bill is now Act 667.

HB1745, a bill to amend the laws concerning prescription asthma inhalers in school districts and public charter schools and to authorize acquiring and stocking albuterol for administration in certain situations.

HB1821, a bill to provide for Medicaid reimbursement rates that address the minimum wage increases, to provide for immediate and ongoing regular reviews of Medicaid reimbursement rates and methodologies.

HCR1010, a resolution to recognize that abuse and neglect of children is a significant public health problem, the commend the important work being done to combat the problem, and to proclaim April 11, 2019 as “Children’s Advocacy Center Day”.

HJR1018, a resolution to continue a levy of one-half percent sales and use tax for the state’s highway system, county roads, and city streets.

SB238, a bill to provide for ineligibility for retirement benefits upon conviction of a felony arising out of an elected public official’s official actions.

SB336, a bill to provide additional revenue for the maintenance and repair of highways, streets, and bridges in the state. The bill is now Act 416.

SB385, a bill to require a study and annual review of the functions and processes of the Arkansas Department of Transportation. The bill is now Act 298.

SB386, a bill concerning legislation proposed by the director of State Highways and Transportation. The bill is now Act 299.

SB503, a bill a bill creating the offense of promoting a suicide attempt, concerning the offense of physician-assisted suicide.

SB535, a bill to revise the method by which the Academic Facilities Wealth Index is calculated.

SCMR1, a resolution to remember Matt DeCample and his contributions to the state of Arkansas.

SR24, a resolution to remember Matt DeCample and his contributions to the state of Arkansas.

SJR14, a resolution to continue a levy of one-half percent sales and use tax for the state’s highway system, county roads, and city streets.

Rep. LeAnne Burch

Rep. LeAnne Burch, D-Monticello (District 9)
Burch is a primary sponsor of the following bills:

HB1411, a bill concerning the definition of “Motor Vehicle” under the Omnibus DWI or BWI Act, and concerning a test for blood alcohol content when a motor vehicle or boating accident occurs. The bill is now Act 654.

HB1466, a bill to amend the law concerning issues requiring court approval under the adult maltreatment custody act. The bill is now Act 326.

HB1542, a bill to allow the Department of Human Services to obtain certain records without charge.

HB1543, a bill to clarify the law on eligibility for services provided by the Adult Protective Services Unit of the Department of Human Services.

HB1643, a bill to amend the law concerning putative parents under the Arkansas Juvenile Code of 1989; to amend the law on the termination of parental rights; and to amend the law concerning trial home placements. The bill is now Act 541.

HB1711, a bill to amend the law concerning guardianship subsidies offered by the Department of Human Services, to amend the definition of “cash assistance”, and to amend the law concerning court-ordered child placements.

HB1897, a bill concerning eligibility requirements for the Academic Challenge Scholarship Program.

HB1936, a bill to create the Arkansas Medal of Honor Commission and to authorize the construction of additional plaques on the Arkansas Medal of Honor Memorial.

HR1060, a resolution to commend the Arkansas Supreme Court’s adoption of Rule XVII of the rules governing admission to the bar of Arkansas.

SB242, a bill to amend various sections of Title 24 retirement and pensions regarding members of the Arkansas National Guard called into state active duty. The bill is now Act 474.

SB250, a bill to amend the law concerning educational neglect, and to amend the law concerning reports of educational neglect made to the Child Abuse Hotline. The bill is now Act 554.

SB288, a bill to amend the law concerning child maltreatment investigation time frames and to clarify the requirements for a child maltreatment investigation.

SB304, a bill to create the Arkansas Healthy Lifestyle Education Act of 2019, and to ensure the health curriculum in Arkansas public schools addresses certain health issues facing students.

SB407, a bill to amend eligible programs of study for a student who receives an Arkansas Future Grant, to amend the provision related to the mentoring of a student, and to amend the provision regarding required community service hours. The bill is now Act 618.

SB497, a bill to amend the law concerning the disclosure of confidential information under the Child Maltreatment Act. The bill is now Act 590.

SB594, a bill to amend the eligibility of family members who may apply for a Gold Star Family special license plate. The bill is now Act 635.

SB638, a bill concerning the interstate compact on educational opportunity for children of military families and to amend the aspects of the Arkansas code with respect to children of military families who are enrolled in a public school.

SB85, a bill to amend the law concerning service of a petition to terminate parental rights.

Burch is a co-sponsor of the following bills:

HB1127, a bill to amend the law concerning the removal of an officer from the Arkansas National Guard. The bill is now Act 148.

HB 1128, a bill to amend the law concerning the authority of the governor to order the militia into service and to authorize the use of the militia to address cybersecurity threats and cybersecurity vulnerabilities. The bill is now Act 149.

HB 1129, a bill to amend the law concerning the Military Support Revolving Fund and to allow the deposit of federal reimbursements into the Military Support Revolving Fund. The bill is now Act 459.

HB1145, a bill to create the Teacher Salary Enhancement Act. The bill is now Act 170.

Bill1249, a bill concerning facilities operated by the Department of Community Correction. The bill is now Act 160.

HB1318, a bill to amend the military code of Arkansas. The bill is now Act 211.

HB1342, a bill to increase the amount below which sales and use tax is not due on the purchase of a motor vehicle, and to eliminate the sales and use tax exemption for certain motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers.

HB1440, a bill to establish the Maternal Mortality Review Committee. The bill is now Act 829

HB1441, a bill to improve maternal and perinatal outcomes by creating the Maternal and Perinatal Outcomes Quality Review Committee.

HB1446, a bill to update the Colorectal Cancer Prevention, Early Detection, and Treatment Act. The bill is now Act 655.

HB1494, a bill concerning the imposition of the death penalty on a defendant with a serious mental illness.

HB1522, a bill to amend the law to extend state benefits to the members of the Arkansas National Guard on state active duty. The bill is now Act 462.

HB1527, a bill to create the Red Tape Reduction Sunrise and Sunset Act of 2019; and to require Legislative Review of Occupational Authorizations and Occupational Entities. The bill is now Act 600.

HB1564, a bill to establish the Public Safety Act of 2019, to amend the Arkansas Public Safety Communications Act of 1985, and to develop a next generation 911 system. The bill is now Act 660.

HB1567, a bill concerning investigations into sexual assault; sexual assault collection kits; and submission of sexual assault kits.

HB1705, a bill to protect the public confidence in the integrity of judicial elections and to require additional reporting and transparency of independent expenditures in related campaigns.

HB1708, a bill to end child marriage and to amend the law concerning the minimum age requirement for marriage.

HB1716, a bill to amend the law concerning military service and veterans special license plates, and to allow the issuance of certain special license plates to a surviving spouse.

HB1803, a bill to create the Arkansas Blue Ribbon Panel on Pediatric Cancer Research.

HB1821, a bill to provide for Medicaid reimbursement rates that address the minimum wage increases, to provide for immediate and ongoing regular reviews of Medicaid reimbursement rates and methodologies.

HB1950, a bill to establish John H. Johnson Day as a memorial day.

HB1965, a bill to create the Arkansas Delta Music Trail Act, to promote tourism and provide tax incentives for art projects along designated music highways in the state and to require signage along designated music highways in the state.

HCR1004, a resolution to congratulate the Little Rock Christian Academy Warriors Football Team on winning the 2018 Class 5A State Championship.

HCR1009, a bill to recognize the American Legion Department of Arkansas and to celebrate the 100th birthday of the department.

HCR1010, a bill to recognize that abuse and neglect of children in a significant public health problem; to commend the important work to combat that problem, and to proclaim April 11, 2019 as “Children’s Advocacy Center Day”.

HR1023, a bill to amend the rules of the House of Representatives of the 92nd General Assembly.

SB238, a bill to provide for ineligibility for retirement benefits upon conviction of a felony arising out of an elected public official’s official actions.

SB378, a bill to be known as “The Equity in Sentencing Act”.

SB520, a bill to clarify the state Insurance Department’s regulatory and enforcement authority concerning pharmacy benefits managers, and to modify the Arkansas Pharmacy Benefits Manager Licensure Act.

SJR18, a bill ratifying the proposed amendment to the United States Constitution providing that equality rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state on account of sex.

Rep. Jeff Wardlaw

Rep. Jeff Wardlaw, R-Hermitage (District 8)
Wardlaw is a primary sponsor of the following bills:

HB1178, a bill to amend the laws concerning various procurement methods; to provide for the training and certification of procurement officials; and to require additional legislative review of procurement rules. The bill is now Act 419.

HB1179, a bill to amend the delegation authority of the state procurement director; and to amend the law concerning protests of solicitations and awards under the Arkansas Procurement Law. The bill is now Act 420.

HB1180, a bill to amend the Arkansas Procurement Law; to amend the law concerning state contracts; and to amend the law concerning cooperative purchasing. The bill is now Act 421.

HB1181, a bill to amend the law concerning the procurement of design services contracts. The bill is now Act 422.

HB1616, a bill concerning the transportation of state inmates.

HB1652, a bill to clarify legislative procedure pertaining to the issuance of subpoenas and the issuance of oaths.

HB1712, a bill to repeal the law requiring that information obtained on home healthcare services be confidential.

HB1798, a bill to replace the Arkansas statues at the National Statuary Hall, to place a statue honoring Daisy Lee Gatson Bates in the National Statuary Hall and to place a statue honoring John R. “Johnny” Cash in the National Statuary Hall.

HB1969, a bill to amend Arkansas law concerning Arkansas’ contribution to the National Statuary Hall collection.

HJR1013, a resolution to propose and amendment to the Arkansas Constitution concerning the fiscal session of the General Assembly.

HJR1014, a resolution to propose an amendment to the Arkansas Constitution concerning the funding for Arkansas highway construction and improvements.

HJR1015, a resolution to propose an amendment to the Arkansas Constitution concerning the process for referring measures to the voters for approval.

HJR1016, a resolution to propose an amendment to the Arkansas Constitution concerning the immunity of the state from suit under the Arkansas Constitution, Article 5, § 20.

HJR1017, a resolution to propose an amendment to the Arkansas Constitution concerning term limits for members of the House of Representatives and Senate.

HJR1018, a resolution to continue the levy of a one-half percent sales and use tax for the state’s four-lane highway system, county roads, and city streets.

SB163, a bill to amend the law concerning petition requirements to form a new political party, to require signatures of three percent of the total votes cast in the most recent gubernatorial election. The bill is now Act 164.

SB4, a bill to create the Arkansas Legislative Study on Veterans Affairs. The bill is now Act 551.

SB665, a bill to amend the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment of 2016 and to add a facility for individuals with developmental disabilities to the distance requirements for a dispensary.

SJR14, a resolution to continue a levy of one-half percent sales and use tax for the state’s highway system, county roads, and city streets.

Wardlaw is a co-sponsor of the following bills:

HB1143, a bill to require certain reporting regarding the Weatherization Assistance Program.

HB1161, a bill to amend the review and reporting requirements for service contracts, to amend the law concerning vehicle leases by state agencies, and to provide for the tracking and reporting of contracts procured by state agencies. The bill is now Act 417.

HB1162, a bill to amend the law concerning the content, term, and review of contracts procured by the state; to require the use of performance-based contracts; and to amend vendor performance report requirements. The bill is now Act 418.

HB1342, a bill to increase the amount below which sales and use tax is not due on the purchase of a motor vehicle, and to eliminate the sales and use tax exemption for certain motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers.

HB1495, a bill to provide additional revenue for the maintenance and repair of highways, streets, and bridges in the state.

HB1534, a bill to clarify the procedures for obtaining or transferring a permit for a private club.

HB1564, a bill to establish the Public Safety Act of 2019, to amend the Arkansas Public Safety Communications Act of 1985, and to develop a next generation 911 system. The bill is now Act 660.

HB1694, a bill to eliminate gun-free zones and to repeal laws in conflict.

HB1820, a bill concerning firearms, firearm noise suppressors and machine guns, and concerning compliance with the National Firearms Act.

HB1917, a bill to amend the Arkansas Motor Vehicle Commission Act.

HCR1010, a bill to recognize that abuse and neglect of children in a significant public health problem; to commend the important work to combat that problem, and to proclaim April 11, 2019 as “Children’s Advocacy Center Day”.

SB336, a bill to provide additional revenue for the maintenance and repair of highways, streets, and bridges in the state. The bill is now Act 416.

Rep. Mike Holcomb

Mike Holcomb, R-Pine Bluff (District 10)
Holcomb is a primary sponsor of the following bills:

HB1395, a bill to amend the law concerning county officials and civil office-holding. The bill is now Act 639.

HB1495, a bill to provide additional revenue for the maintenance and repair of highways, streets, and bridges in the state.

HB1945, a bill to amend the law concerning motor vehicle registration and licensing and to amend the Arkansas Online Insurance Verification System Act.

HR1077, a resolution to congratulate the Woodlawn High School baseball team.

HB268, a bill to amend the law concerning the deposit and distribution of fees to the Department of Arkansas Police Fund. The bill is now Act 586.

SB336, a bill to provide additional revenue for the maintenance and repair of highways, streets, and bridges in the state. The bill is now Act 416.

Holcomb is a co-sponsor of the following bills:

HB1145, a bill to create the Teacher Salary Enhancement Act. The bill is now Act 170.

Bill1249,  a bill concerning facilities operated by the Department of Community Correction. The bill is now Act 160.

HB1251, a bill to amend the definition of “Practice of Optometry” and expand the types of ophthalmic surgery that may be performed by optometrists, and modernize the practice of optometry. The bill is now Act 579.

HB1414, a bill to designate certain routes in central and southwest Arkansas at the “Camden Expedition Scenic Highway”. The bill is now Act 292.

HB1563, a bill to allow for casino gaming in Johnson County; amending the Arkansas Constitution, Amendment 100.

HB1564, a bill to establish the Public Safety Act of 2019, to amend the Arkansas Public Safety Communications Act of 1985, and to develop a next generation 911 system. The bill is now Act 660.

HB1821, a bill to provide for Medicaid reimbursement rates that address the minimum wage increases, to provide for immediate and ongoing regular reviews of Medicaid reimbursement rates and methodologies.

HB1965, a bill to create the Arkansas Delta Music Trail Act, to promote tourism and provide tax incentives for art projects along designated music highways in the state and to require signage along designated music highways in the state.

HCR1010, a bill to recognize that abuse and neglect of children in a significant public health problem; to commend the important work to combat that problem, and to proclaim April 11, 2019 as “Children’s Advocacy Center Day”.

HJR1018, a resolution to continue the levy of a one-half percent sales and use tax for the state’s four-lane highway system, county roads, and city streets.

HMR1002, a resolution to recognize and remember Mr. Ray Jacks of the Pine Bluff Fire and Emergency Services Department.

HR1063, a resolution to commend and celebrate Southeast Arkansas College for 60 years of service to the citizens of the state.

SB149, a bill to create the Arkansas Human Life Protection Act, abolish abortion in Arkansas and protect the lives of unborn children. The bill is now Act 180.

SJR14, a resolution to continue a levy of one-half percent sales and use tax for the state’s highway system, county roads, and city streets.

Rep. Don Glover

Rep. Don Glover, D-Dermott (District 11)

HB1790, a bill to require a public school district that expels a student to offer to the expelled student digital learning courses or alternative educational services for which the student may receive credit. The bill is now Act 709.

HB1950, a bill to establish John H. Johnson Day as a memorial day.

HR1043, a resolution to recognize the many contributions of Robert S. Moore, Jr. to the state and to extend congratulations on his induction into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame.

Glover is a co-sponsor of the following bills:

.HB1342, a bill to increase the amount below which sales and use tax is not due on the purchase of a motor vehicle, and to eliminate the sales and use tax exemption for certain motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers.

HB1378, a bill to require a certain percentage of Lottery proceeds to be net proceeds for scholarships.

HB1409, a bill to allow for extended learning opportunities through unstructured social time; to require a certain amount of time for recess; and to consider supervision during unstructured social time as instructional. The bill is now Act 641.

HB1564, a bill to establish the Public Safety Act of 2019, to amend the Arkansas Public Safety Communications Act of 1985, and to develop a next generation 911 system. The bill is now Act 660.

HB1569, a bill to allow excess food distribution by a public school or open-enrollment public charter school to a student who is enrolled in the public school or open-enrollment public charter school. The bill is now Act 602.

HB1708, a bill to end child marriage and to amend the law concerning the minimum age requirement for marriage.

HB1771, a bill to establish the Arkansas Litter Reduction and Deposit Beverage Container Recycling Act, to require labeling of deposit beverage containers sold in Arkansas, and to establish the Deposit Beverage Container Recycling Program.

HB1821, a bill to provide for Medicaid reimbursement rates that address the minimum wage increases, to provide for immediate and ongoing regular reviews of Medicaid reimbursement rates and methodologies.

HB1845, a bill concerning the sales and use tax levied on the purchase of a motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer when a used motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer is transferred as part of an insurance settlement.

HB1928, a bill to amend the Freedom of Information Act of 1967 and to require all open public meetings to be recorded.

HB1965, a bill to create the Arkansas Delta Music Trail Act, to promote tourism and provide tax incentives for art projects along designated music highways in the state and to require signage along designated music highways in the state.

HCR1004, a resolution to congratulate the Little Rock Christian Academy Warriors Football Team on winning the 2018 Class 5A State Championship.

HJR1007, a resolution proposing an amendment to the Arkansas Constitution to prohibit slavery and involuntary servitude.

HCR1010, a bill to recognize that abuse and neglect of children in a significant public health problem; to commend the important work to combat that problem, and to proclaim April 11, 2019 as “Children’s Advocacy Center Day”.

HR1034, a resolution to express the will of Arkansas to adjust Arkansas’ time to preserve sunshine, and to request that the United States government allow states the ability to “Spring Forward” and maintain that time permanently.

HR1044, a resolution to thank the family and friends of the members of the House of Representatives for ongoing support and to proclaim the 2019 House of Representatives Family Day.

SB378, a bill to be known as “The Equity in Sentencing Act”.

SB487, a bill to conduct an assessment and audit the culture and climate of the Department of Correction.

SB601, a bill to authorize and expedite necessary improvements to the Little Rock Nine Memorial on the state capitol grounds. The bill is now Act 776

SJR18, a bill ratifying the proposed amendment to  The the United States Constitution providing that equality rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state on account of sex.