THE 2021 ARKANSAS LEGISLATURE REGULAR SESSION 

 

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  UPDATED April 6

 

HOUSE BILLS

Judiciary Committee 

HB1004  Now a Law -   PROHIBITING A PERSON REQUIRED TO REGISTER AS A SEX OFFENDER FROM ENTERING CERTAIN LOCATIONS DESIGNED FOR PUBLIC AQUATIC ACTIVITIES    

 

HB1057    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 -4/6- will be on the agenda 4/7 in the Senate JC. Been Amended 4 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.   

 

HB1124 Now a Law. AN ACT TO AMEND THE PUNITIVE ARTICLES OF THE MILITARY CODE OF ARKANSAS CONCERNING SEXUAL ASSAULT AND SEXUAL CONTACT; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

 

HB1335 Holding. 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 Defered 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 NOW A LAW-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.

HB1586 Holding

HB1587 Holding

HB1652 ON The AGENDA 4/8- in the House JC. CONCERNING A PROHIBITION FROM A PERSON REQUIRED TO REGISTER AS A SEX OFFENDER FROM RESIDING WITH A MINOR.

HB1653 ON The AGENDA 4/7 in the Senate JC. CONCERNING THE REQUIREMENTS THAT NEED TO BE MET BEFORE A SEX OFFENDER CAN HAVE HIS OR HER OBLIGATION TO REGISTER TERMINATED

 

Public Health Committee

HB1179  On the Agenda for 4/7 in the Senate JC.  TO ADD AN ADDITIONAL PERMANENT DISQUALIFYING OFFENSE ON CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS.   In a nutshell, If you have to registor because your crime was CP, 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.  

HB1520 Holding  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.

HB1585 Passed the House, now in the Senate. TO REQUIRE EMPLOYEES OF CERTAIN HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS TO HAVE A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK.

 

 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   

SB284 Holding -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.

SB300 Holding

SB424 Holding - Clean up bill

SB311 -Great bill

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