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RETURN to Arkansas Section / Thursday, March 8, 2001

HOUSE RESOLUTIONS FILED MONDAY

HR1048 -- Honors Dr. and Mrs. Carl E. Wenger and Dr. and Mrs. David Chaeirs for their lasting contributions to the state. (Magnus)
    HR1049 -- Requests that the House Interim Committee on Agriculture and Economic Development study disappearing minority farms. (White)
    HR1050 -- Requests that the House and Senate Interim Committees on Education conduct a study of the nonbaccalaureate education system. (White)
    HR1051 -- Requests that the House and Senate Interim Committees on Education conduct a study of the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board's funding formula for technical courses. (White)
    HR1052 -- Welcomes Rev. Sun Myung Moon and Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon to the state. (T. Steele)
    HR1053 -- Provides for an interim study of replacing the Employment-at-Will doctrine in Arkansas with the Arkansas Wrongful Employment Termination Act printed in this resolution. (Thomas)
    HR1054 -- Requests the directors of all state agencies to design and implement physical activity programs as a regular part of the workday. (T. Steele)
    HR1055 -- Requests a study of state-supported educational institutions and a plan for funding. (C. Johnson)
    HR1056 -- Requests the House Interim Committee on Agriculture and Economic Development to study and to make recommendations concerning long-term economic development in Arkansas. (Broadway)
    HR1057 -- Requests federal assistance for rural water projects. (Hathorn)
    HR1058 -- Requests public schools to teach drug abuse prevention and awareness. (Trammell)
    HR1059 -- Requests Little Rock to free Ellen. (Mathis)
    HR1060 -- Requests the House Interim Committee on Public Health, Welfare, and Labor to compare the quality of care provided by foster homes to that provided by orphanages in this state. (Haak)
    HR1061 -- Requests the House Interim Committee on Education to study the issue of college-educated public school personnel who lack professional certification by the state Board of Education. (W. Walker)
    HR1062 -- Commends Gary Weir, Arkansas' original Bozo. (Agee)
   
HOUSE ACTIONS MONDAY
    HB1046 -- Establishes an advocate-victim confidential privilege for victims of domestic abuse. (Judy) 92-0.
    HB1048 -- Repeals the requirements of the rising junior test. (Judy) 95-0.
    HB1179 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Arkansas Heritage for the Marked Tree Delta Area Museum. (Nichols) 93-0.
    HB1239 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission for the Poinsett County Fair Association facilities. (Nichols) 93-0.
    HB1590 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Black River Technical College for institutional facilities. (House) 91-0.
    HB1666 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Arkansas Soil and Water Conservation Commission for a water system for Faulkner County Property Owners Improvement District 2. (Scroggin) 91-0.
    HB1667 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Finance and Administration, Disbursing Officer, for community recreation facilities in the Rose Bud area. (Scroggin) 91-0.
    HB1704 -- Relieves the Department of Human Services from court orders to perform home studies and supervision. (J. Elliott) 94-0.
    HB1731 -- Simplifies the process by which the Department of Human Services recoups costs for deceased people who received nursing care paid for by the state. (Altes) 89-2-2.
    HB1733 -- Protects property and personal affairs of residents of long-term care facilities. (Altes) 89-3.
    HB1795 -- Increases the fees collected by the state registrar for the making, certification, search or examination of any certificate or record. (Cleveland) 80-6.
    HB1803 -- Further defines marital property in divorce actions. (Carson) 94-0.
    HB1814 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Finance and Administration, Disbursing Officer, for remodeling a basketball gym and fire station and for purchase of new equipment in Cash. (Trammell) 88-0.
    HB1816 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Finance and Administration, Disbursing Officer, for construction and remodeling projects in Trumann. (Trammell) 88-0.
    HB1817 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Finance and Administration, Disbursing Officer, for the Tri-County Regional Water Distribution District. (Cleveland) 89-0.
    HB1818 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Finance and Administration, Disbursing Officer, for various park and building improvements in Altus. (Cleveland) 91-0.
    HB1819 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Finance and Administration, Disbursing Officer, for downtown renovation and park improvement in Magazine. (Cleveland) 90-0.
    HB1820 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Finance and Administration, Disbursing Officer, for materials and supplies for sidewalks in Paris. (Cleveland) 91-0.
    HB1821 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Finance and Administration, Disbursing Officer, for the Paris Boys and Girls Club. (Cleveland) 87-0.
    HB1851 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Finance and Administration, Disbursing Officer, for the Logan County Museum, Cowie Wine Museum and Evans Museum. (Cleveland) 93-0.
    HB1852 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Finance and Administration, Disbursing Officer, for the Corley Rural Fire Department. (Cleveland) 90-0.
    HB1853 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Finance and Administration, Disbursing Officer, for the Booneville Senior Citizens Center. (Cleveland) 91-0.
    HB1878 -- Appropriates funds for the Department of Finance and Administration, Disbursing Officer, for capital projects in east Arkansas for the 2001-2003 biennium. (Willis) 90-0.
    HB1884 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Finance and Administration, Disbursing Officer, for construction, remodeling and buying new equipment in Bay. (Trammell) 89-0.
    HB1885 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Finance and Administration, Disbursing Officer, for construction of a storm shelter for Egypt. (Trammell) 89-0.
    HB1886 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Finance and Administration, Disbursing Officer, for the Southridge Volunteer Fire Department. (Trammell) 89-0.
    HB1888 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Finance and Administration, Disbursing Officer, for development of Ione Community Park in Logan County. (Cleveland) 87-0.
    HB1889 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Finance and Administration, Disbursing Officer, for the Bradley Volunteer Fire Department. (Bennett) 87-0.
    HB1890 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Finance and Administration, Disbursing Officer, for school district improvements in southwest Arkansas. (Bennett) 91-0.
    HB1908 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Arkansas State University for Paragould Center institutional facilities. (Biggs) 89-0.
    HB1909 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Black River Technical College for the Paragould campus parking lot. (Biggs) 87-0.
    HB1910 -- Requires 501(c)(3) companies that receive money from the state to be audited. (Haak) 96-0.
    HB1922 -- Concerns the powers of the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission. (Ledbetter) 88-0.
    HB1926 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Finance and Administration, Disbursing Officer, for remodeling and finishing the Red Community Center building in Risher. (Trammell) 83-0.
    HB1928 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the University of Arkansas for improvements to the Engineering Research Center. (Pritchard) 84-0.
    HB1929 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Finance and Administration, Disbursing Officer, for Elkins, Goshen and Round Mountain volunteer fire departments. (Pritchard) 82-0.
    HB1932 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Finance and Administration, Disbursing Officer, for Higgins recreational facilities and program expenses. (W. Walker) 90-0.
    HB1942 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Finance and Administration, Disbursing Officer, for a nonprofit nursing home for Bella Vista. (Borhauer) 90-0.
    HB1956 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Arkansas Soil and Water Conservation Commission for the Agriculture Service Center Building in the St. Francis County Conservation District. (Ferguson) 84-0.
    HB1983 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the University of Arkansas for accessibility for the disabled. (Agee) 88-0.
    HB2024 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Finance and Administration, Disbursing Officer, for Waldo for street repairs because of ice storm damage. (Bennett) 92-0.
    HB2036 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Parks and Tourism for Arkansas Black History Advisory Committee. (W. Walker) 90-0.
    HB2041 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for Arkansas State University, Newport, for land and building acquisition, renovations, furnishings and operations. (Joint Budget Committee) 90-0.
    HB2046 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Education, School for Mathematics and Sciences. (Mathis) 91-0.
    HB2047 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Finance and Administration, Disbursing Officer, for Garvan Woodland Botanical Gardens. (Mathis) 93-0.
    HB2057 -- Amends the Arkansas Economic Development Act to address definitions for "distribution center" and "office sector" to make technical corrections and allow for credits on investments. (Lowery) 94-0.
    HB2069 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Finance and Administration, Disbursing Officer, for the Walnut Ridge Flying School Museum. (House) 92-0.
    HB2070 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Finance and Administration, Disbursing Officer, for the Lynn Volunteer Fire Department. (House) 91-0.
    HB2104 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Finance and Administration, Disbursing Officer, for the Lincoln Police Department for information technology equipment acquisition. (Agee) 93-0.
    HB2110 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Finance and Administration, Disbursing Officer, for Brookland, Southern Greene County and Paragould fire departments. (Biggs) 93-0.
    HB2118 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Education for improvements to various high schools. (Trammell) 91-0.
    HB2126 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Finance and Administration, Disbursing Officer, for Coal Hill. (French) 91-0.
    HB2145 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Human Services, Developmental Disabilities Services Division. (Trammell) 91-0.
    HB2149 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Human Services, Child Care and Early Childhood Education Division. (Cleveland) 93-0.
    HB2150 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Finance and Administration, Disbursing Officer, for the fire departments in Faulkner, White and Conway counties. (Scroggin) 92-0.
    HB2151 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Finance and Administration, Disbursing Officer, for the state support to the New Blaine Fire Department in Logan County. (Cleveland) 93-0.
    HB2155 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Finance and Administration, Disbursing Officer, for the Council on Aging for the Senior Center at Walker Park in Washington County. (Pritchard) 92-0.
    HB2172 -- Establishes regulations for the moving of houses and other structures by qualified house or structural movers upon the public highways of this state. (Jones) 96-0.
    HB2188 -- Amends various election laws concerning absentee voting for the armed forces. (Hutchinson) 90-0.
    HB2210 -- Compensates state employees or their beneficiaries for accumulated unused sick leave. (D. Elliott) 94-0.
    SB242 -- Amends sections of the Landscape Architectural Practice Act. (Faris) 87-3.
    SB244 -- Establishes the Free Enterprise in Construction Act. (Riggs) 93-0.
    SB248 -- Provides equal sales tax treatment for gift shops located in nonprofit and for-profit hospitals when the gift shops are operated by charitable organizations. (Whitaker) 94-0.
    SB287 -- Creates the Arkansas Elderly Care Tax. (Argue) 62-30-1.
    SB354 -- Pertains to terms of office for boards of trustees of municipal libraries. (J. Jeffress) 96-0-1.
    SB459 -- Amends the Regional Water Distribution District Act. (Faris) 94-0.
    SB466 -- Requires livestock shows and fair associations to file a listing of expenditures with the Livestock and Poultry Commission. (Fitch) 90-0.
    SB501 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for Henderson State University for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. (P. Malone) 91-0.
    SB502 -- Adds a member of the Arkansas State Hospice Association to the Health Services Commission and corrects the names of entities represented on the commission. (Horn) 97-0.
    SB510 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Arkansas State Building Services for construction of a parking deck. (Beebe) 89-1.
    SB517 -- Appropriates funds for the state auditor for deputy prosecuting attorneys for the 2001-2003 biennium. (Joint Budget Committee) 91-0.
    SB519 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for Southern Arkansas University for reconstruction, renovation and equipping of classroom buildings. (P. Malone) 90-0.
    SB529 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Finance and Administration, Disbursing Officer, for Nevada, Clark, Ouachita and Columbia counties. (P. Malone) 88-0.
    SB531 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for Arkansas State University for technology infrastructure improvements. (Cash) 95-0.
    SB538 -- Reappropriates funds for State Building Services for renovation of the Governor's Mansion. (Joint Budget Committee) 83-0.
    SB540 -- Concerns motor vehicle restrictions for institutions of higher education. (Joint Budget Committee) 79-2-1.
    SB542 -- Appropriates funds for the Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission for the 2001-2003 biennium. (Joint Budget Committee) 91-0.
    SB543 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Finance and Administration, Disbursing Officer, for fire departments in Hot Spring County. (Faris) 92-0.
    SB545 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Finance and Administration, Disbursing Officer, for fire departments in Grant County. (Faris) 93-0.
    SB546 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Finance and Administration, Disbursing Officer, for fire departments in Garland, Saline and Clark counties. (Faris) 93-0.
    SB557 -- Appropriates funds for the state medical board for the 2001-2003 biennium. (Joint Budget Committee) 91-0.
    SB559 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Finance and Administration, Disbursing Officer, for the Millennium Walking Trail project. (Faris) 93-0.
    SB564 -- Allows the Department of Parks and Tourism to transfer cash funds of the Mid-America Museum to the Garland County Community College or the Hot Springs Advertising and Promotion Commission. (T. Smith) 89-0.
    SB572 -- Appropriates funds for the Cotton Boll Technical Institute for the 2001-2003 biennium. (Joint Budget Committee) 90-0.
    SB573 -- Appropriates funds for the Great Rivers Technical Institute for the 2001-2003 biennium. (Joint Budget Committee) 93-0-1.
    SB609 -- Appropriates funds for the Department of Human Services, State Services for the Blind Division, for the 2001-2003 biennium. (Joint Budget Committee) 92-0.
    SB621 -- Appropriates funds for the Department of Human Services, Child Care and Early Childhood Education Division, for the 2001-2003 biennium. (Joint Budget Committee) 96-0.
   
HOUSE ACTIONS TUESDAY
    HB1484 -- Appropriates funds for the Legislative Audit Division of the Legislative Joint Auditing Committee for the 2001-2003 biennium. (Joint Budget Committee) 93-0.
    HB1717 -- Amends suspension and revocation of driving privileges. (Rodgers) 94-0-1.
    HB1864 -- Appropriates funds for the Forest Echoes Technical Institute for the 2001-2003 biennium. (Joint Budget Committee) 94-0.
    HB1952 -- Amends the law on the allocation of the state volume cap for private activity bonds to conform to federal tax law and to repeal the Arkansas Private Activity Bond Act of 1985. (Hunt) 95-1.
    HB1961 -- Requires notice by accident and health insurers before unilaterally changing the premium payment mode on individual accident and health insurance policies. (Files) 97-0.
    HB1963 -- Prohibits step-down provisions in certain insurance policies. (Hunt) 91-0-1.
    SB98 -- Concerns retirement and survivors' benefits of retired circuit, chancery and appellate judges who are elected or appointed to a state judicial office after retirement. (Faris) 95-0.
    SB306 -- Includes dentists and pharmacists in the patient privilege. (P. Malone) 90-1.
    SB369 -- Exempts boxing elimination contests from the jurisdiction of the State Athletic Commission. (Gwatney) 90-5.
    SB515 -- Amends the Farm Equipment Retailer Franchise Protection Law to add provisions concerning warranty work. (Cash) 96-0-1.
   
HOUSE ACTIONS WEDNESDAY
    HB1297 -- Concerns the requirement that equal employment hiring reports be filed with the Legislative Council. (Lendall) 96-0.
    HB1330 -- Increases the penalties for indecent exposure to persons under the age of 15 but older than 11. (Bledsoe) 96-0.
    HB1447 -- Provides for the removal of unattended vehicles causing an obstruction. (Jackson) 95-0.
    HB1758 -- Appropriates supplemental funds for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff -- Aquaculture/Fisheries Center of Excellence and Agricultural/Human Sciences Research and Extension federal funds match. (Joint Budget Committee) 93-1.
    HB1826 -- Requires a uniform grading scale for nontraditional high school courses. (White) 92-0.
    HB1835 -- Appropriates funds for the Department of Finance and Administration, Revenue Services Division, for the 2001-2003 biennium. (Joint Budget Committee) 90-0.
    HB1861 -- Appropriates funds for the Foothills Technical Institute for the 2001-2003 biennium. (Joint Budget Committee) 93-0.
    HB1862 -- Appropriates funds for the Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute for the 2001-2003 biennium. (Joint Budget Committee) 91-0.
    HB1863 -- Appropriates funds for the Arkansas Valley Technical Institute for the 2001-2003 biennium. (Joint Budget Committee) 89-0.
    HB1936 -- Amends the emergency secondary education loan program. (Cook) 94-0.
    HB1977 -- Appropriates funds for the Department of Arkansas Heritage for the 2001-2003 biennium. (Joint Budget Committee) 91-0.
    HB1982 -- Appropriates funds for the office of attorney general for the 2001-2003 biennium. (Joint Budget Committee) 92-0.
    HB2079 -- Appropriates funds for the Department of Finance and Administration, Management Services Division, for the Office of Budget for the 2001-2003 biennium. (Joint Budget Committee) 87-0.
    HB2182 -- Amends the Tourism Development Act to define "high unemployment," to remove the out-of-state visitation requirement and to clarify income tax credits in high unemployment counties. (R. Smith) 94-0-1.
    HB2187 -- Concerns alternate road lighting equipment. (Borhauer) 94-0.
    HB2189 -- Amends the biotechnology incentives to clarify start date of benefits, to extend the carry-forward of tax credits and to address the pay-back of tax credits. (Cleveland) 96-0.
    HB2202 -- Establishes procedures for correcting clerical errors on the levy of taxes. (R. Smith) 96-0.
    HB2214 -- Amends the Organization of the Department of Human Services. (Carson) 97-0.
    HB2225 -- Provides for clerks of the probate division of circuit court. (Hathorn) 94-0.
    HB2233 -- Authorizes the suspension of the driver's license of any person who fails to appear before a municipal court. (Dangeau) 89-8.
    HB2234 -- Increases the penalties for driving under a license suspended for driving while intoxicated. (Dangeau) 94-0.
    HB2246 -- Makes it unlawful to obstruct the parking areas for disabled people. (W. Walker) 62-15-4.
    HB2279 -- Requires any motor vehicle drawing another vehicle to stay 200 feet behind any other motor vehicle. (G. Jeffress) 95-0.
    SB367 -- Provides for the issuance of veterans' license plates. (Whitaker) 96-0.
    SB375 -- Amends Arkansas Code 25-16-904 to include the board of trustees of the Arkansas School for the Blind and the Arkansas School for the Deaf. (Fitch) 96-0-1.
    SB481 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the University of Central Arkansas, Small Business Advancement National Center. (Joint Budget Committee) 91-0.
    SB508 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Parks and Tourism for a grant to the Little Rock Central High Museum. (Joint Budget Committee) 93-0.
    SB518 -- Provides for the construction, operation and financing of parking facilities for the state Capitol grounds. (P. Malone) 87-0.
    SB528 -- Amends various provisions of the Economic Investment Tax Credit Act. (P. Malone) 94-0-1.
    SB534 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Finance and Administration, Disbursing Officer, for a grant for Pulaski County for a community center for Hensley. (Joint Budget Committee) 94-0.
    SB549 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Finance and Administration, Disbursing Officer, for a measles center in Texarkana. (Joint Budget Committee) 95-0.
    SB550 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Finance and Administration, Disbursing Officer, for Little River County. (Joint Budget Committee) 95-0.
    SB554 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the University of Arkansas for planning and design of an information technology building. (Joint Budget Committee) 93-0.
    SB555 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the University of Arkansas for research program development. (Joint Budget Committee) 89-0.
    SB560 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Finance and Administration, Disbursing Officer, for fire departments in Cleveland and Dallas counties. (Joint Budget Committee) 94-0.
    SB568 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Finance and Administration, Disbursing Officer, for Lafayette County Senior Citizen Center. (Joint Budget Committee) 92-0.
    SB577 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Education, Educational Television Division, for the communications and telecommunications building. (Joint Budget Committee) 86-0.
    SB585 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the University of Central Arkansas' Arkansas Nursing Center. (Joint Budget Committee) 84-0.
    SB586 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the University of Central Arkansas for Main Hall, Wingo Hall and critical maintenance/equipment/library resources. (Joint Budget Committee) 87-0.
    SB597 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the University of Arkansas' Garvin Gardens. (Joint Budget Committee) 90-0.
    SB617 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the University of Arkansas' Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies. 92-0.
    SB626 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Finance and Administration, Disbursing Officer, for retired and senior volunteer programs. (Joint Budget Committee) 90-0.
    SB628 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Ouachita Technical College for improvements, maintenance and renovation projects. (Joint Budget Committee) 93-0.
    SB629 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Finance and Administration, Disbursing Officer, for Hot Spring, Dallas, Cleveland and Grant counties. (Joint Budget Committee) 91-0.
    SB631 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Workforce Education for the Conway Adult Education Center. (Joint Budget Committee) 89-0.
    SB635 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management for state support for counties declared disaster areas as a result of the December ice storms. (Joint Budget Committee) 90-0.
    SB636 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Finance and Administration, Disbursing Officer, for an aircraft maintenance training facility. (Joint Budget Committee) 92-0.
    SB637 -- Appropriates funds for the University of Arkansas system administration for distance learning for the 2001-2003 biennium. (Joint Budget Committee) 91-0.
    SB645 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission for roof repair for the Hot Spring County Fair Grounds exhibit building. (Joint Budget Committee) 92-0.
    SB650 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Finance and Administration, Disbursing Officer, for Polk County for rural and volunteer fire departments. (Joint Budget Committee) 90-0.
    SB651 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Education for the Kirby School District. (Joint Budget Committee) 94-0.
    SB652 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the state Crime Laboratory for the Hope Drug Laboratory. (Joint Budget Committee) 91-0.
    SB660 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management for ice storm damage cleanup in Polk County. (Joint Budget Committee) 89-0.
    SB661 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Finance and Administration, Disbursing Officer, for Hempstead County for state support to volunteer fire departments. (Joint Budget Committee) 94-0.
    SB662 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management for ice storm damage cleanup in Sevier and Howard counties. (Joint Budget Committee) 93-0.
    SB663 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Finance and Administration, Disbursing Officer, for Green's Chapel and Gillham volunteer fire departments in Sevier County. (Joint Budget Committee) 92-0.
    SB664 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management for ice storm damage cleanup in Pike County. (Joint Budget Committee) 89-0.
    SB665 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management for ice storm damage cleanup in Hempstead County. (Joint Budget Committee) 92-0.
    SB668 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Finance and Administration, Disbursing Officer, for Howard County for volunteer fire departments and volunteer ambulance services. (Joint Budget Committee) 92-0.
    SB680 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Finance and Administration, Disbursing Officer, for repairs needed at the State Fairgrounds. (Joint Budget Committee) 87-0.
    SB702 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the University of Arkansas Community College at Hope for parking lot improvements. (Joint Budget Committee) 90-0.
    SB703 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Finance and Administration, Disbursing Officer, for Pike County for state support to the volunteer fire departments. (Joint Budget Committee) 85-0.
    SB718 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Finance and Administration, Disbursing Officer, for state support to the South Polk-Cossatot Senior Citizens Center. (Joint Budget Committee) 88-0.
    SB719 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Department of Finance and Administration, Disbursing Officer, for De Queen for the Southwest Arkansas Cultural Awareness Center. (Joint Budget Committee) 88-0.
    SB728 -- Appropriates capital improvement funds for the Arkansas State University, Beebe, for Heber Springs Center land acquisition. (Joint Budget Committee) 90-0.
   
SENATE BILLS FILED MONDAY
    SB878 -- Concerns the Arkansas Public Defender Commission. (Everett)
    SB879 -- Exempts natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas and electricity used in fish farms from the Arkansas sales tax. (Gullett)
    SB880 -- Provides for integrated public services for individuals with disabilities in accordance with the U.S. Supreme Court's Olmstead Decision. (Gullett)
    SB881 -- Establishes that the Veterinary Medical Examining Board may promulgate rules authorizing large-animal veterinarians to use emergency flashing or rotating lights when necessary to attend to the treatment of a large animal. (Gullett)
    The summary will be continued Friday.
   
The full text of bills from the legislative session may be found on the Internet at: www.arkleg.state.ar.us
   

This article was published on Thursday, March 8, 2001

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