THE 2021 ARKANSAS LEGISLATURE REGULAR SESSION 

 

The email spreadsheet has been updated. Go the AR Legislator tab.

 

  We might have to text, send voice mail, not just email this time. 

 

UPDATE Feb. 26th

 

HOUSE BILLS

Judiciary Committee 

HB1004  FIGHT- Been Amended 1 time- Passed the JC House.  PROHIBITING A PERSON REQUIRED TO REGISTER AS A SEX OFFENDER FROM ENTERING CERTAIN LOCATIONS DESIGNED FOR PUBLIC AQUATIC ACTIVITIES    Adding more places with water that a registor citizen can't go. Wave pool, splash pad, water slide, etc.  If you have a child or grandchild, you can't not take them to any  great places. 1/19-To watch the VIDEO , about this bill, AT 2:09 is when the bill starts. The bill got pulled to make some changes. A couple of things that was brought up: would this included a swimming hole, A place to go fishing, or a body of water of some kind. We really need to send them a message, that this bill will not keep anyone safe. And if they did want to protect the kids, then they should put a gurad/police at every spot to monitor what is going on!!  Sponsor-Fortner. Can send emails to the Sponsor and the House Judiciary Committee. Update: 2/4- bill is still pull. Been thinking, If you have a child that got invited to a birthday party with a swimming pool.. can you go? 

 

HB1057   Amended passed now a law- CONCERNING THE REGISTRATION OF AN OUT-OF STATE SEX OFFENDER.  This is just a clean up bill. They are added "out of state sex offender" to an already law.  Update: 2/4 This bill is now a law, That was fast.

 

HB1098  UGLY - Been Amended 3 times-TO RESTRICT THE CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH  A SEX OFFENDER MAY BE PERMITTED ON OR NEAR THE PREMISES OF A CHILDCARE FACILITY; AND TO REQUIRE NOTICE TO CERTAIN PERSONS WHEN A SEX OFFENDER IS ON THE PREMISES OF A CHILDCARE FACILITY.   If you have a child going to daycare, The daycare will have to notify all the parents that a registor citizen has a child going here. The registor citizen has been conviced of a sex crime again a minor.   Sponsor- Wooten. Can send emails to the Sponsor and the House Judiciary Committee. UPDATE: 2/4  This bill was heard today. It did get pull to make some changes. If you have not looked at the bill lately, they have added some more since this was first posted.  It seems, a wife open a day care center, her husband is a registor citizen, when the parents found out, they were not happy. But this is one incident. I brought up some facts. 1. The bill does not say how to notice the parents... "yelling that a RC is near by"   "send a letter"  or by carrier pigeon?   2. The bill does not say if the day care center has to "name" the person but it does not say that they can not. This part would not be so bad if they would add that the day care center could not name the person. 

 

HB1124 Not sure we can do anything or should do anything. AN ACT TO AMEND THE PUNITIVE ARTICLES OF THE MILITARY CODE OF ARKANSAS CONCERNING SEXUAL ASSAULT AND SEXUAL CONTACT; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

 

HB1335   Good bill but wish they would add more money or people to get more rape kits done. AN ACT EXPANDING THE RIGHTS AFFORDED TO A VICTIM OF A SEX OFFENSE; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. 

HB1417  Changing the age from twenty (20) to twenty-one (21). From sixteen (16) Under to eighteen (18) and Less than sixteen (16) Under to eighteen (18) years.  21 is good but the 18 is not. We might have to stand back from this one and let the Pros handle this one.

 

HB1507 CONCERNING A SEX OFFENDER'S ABILITY TO RESIDE WITH A MINOR. Basically a clean up bill to an already existing law but I need to really look deep into this one to make sure it is not going to hurt us more then it already does.

 

Public Health Committee

HB1179  NASTY  TO ADD AN ADDITIONAL PERMANENT DISQUALIFYING OFFENSE ON CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS.   In a nutshell, If you have to registor and want a job in the future that will requires you to have a license then you can't have this job.  AS IN; CNA, LPN, Hairdresser, Real Estate, Funeral Director, HVAC, Plumber, Electrician... etc   When sending out emails-make sure they go to the correct committee member. Sponsor-Gonzales.   Can send emails to the Sponsor and the Public Health Committee.  Udate 2/4: So far we have been able to stall this bill. I hope we can kill this one. 

HB1520  TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING OCCUPATIONAL CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS; AND TO ENSURE THAT LICENSEES WHO WERE LICENSED PRIOR TO THE ENACTMENT OF ACTS 2019, NO. 990, ARE ALLOWED TO MAINTAIN THEIR LICENSES..  Basically a clean up bill to an already existing law, but I need to read it more so I make sure I really understand this one, and it might have something to do with HB1179.

 

Education Committee

HB1430  TO AMEND CERTAIN LAWS RELATING TO THE PARTICIPATION OF HOMESCHOOLED STUDENTS IN INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES.  If they change the rule on this one, then they need to change the rule on §6-15-508-- No child may be home schooled if any person residing in the home with the child is required to register under the Sex Offender Registration. I have send an email to Lowery and you can also plus the Education Committe.

 

 A list of bills that have nothing to do with us:  Budget, or clean up

HB1020, HB1121,  HB1206,  HB1208, HB1243, HB1256

SENATE BILLS

Judiciary Committee   

SB3  and HB1020-  Nothing to do with us... BUT- CREATING A SENTENCE ENHANCEMENT FOR CERTAIN OFFENSES COMMITTED AGAINST A PERSON DUE TO THE PERSON'S ATTRIBUTES; AND TO REQUIRE AN ANNUAL REPORT CONCERNING THE COMMISSION OF HATE CRIMES IN ARKANSAS.   Quote " A person commits the offense of filing a false report if he or she files a report with any law enforcement agency or prosecuting attorney's  office of any alleged criminal wrongdoing on the part of another person knowing that the report is false."    How many registor citizen are now having to registor becasue of a false report?!!  and AR is so far behind on checking on rape kits that might free a registor citizen.  This part of the bill can't be change and has nothing really to do with us, I just thought it would be useful info. 

SB166  Not really  for us, -want to make it where if a juvenile has to be in the court for sex crime it will be behind closed doors. AN ACT TO ALLOW THE PUBLIC TO ATTEND HEARINGS CONCERNING CHILD SUPPORT, PATERNITY, AND MATTERS HEARD UNDER THE ARKANSAS JUVENILE CODE OF 1989; TO ALLOW THE PUBLIC TO OBTAIN CERTAIN COURT FILES AND  RECORDS; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

SB284-AN ACT TO CREATE THE OFFENSE OF CAPITAL RAPE; AND FOR  OTHER PURPOSES.  Not sure we can fight this one. I do know the sponsor is not very well liked at the Capital, not really worried about this, but will keep my eyes on it.

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