Civil Law  
  HB 1007   Thyer Provides approved meeting stipend amount paid to members of state boards for board meetings attended may also be paid for any examination, evaluation, inspection, or other board business attended.
Bill History: 02-07-07 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-07-07 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
02-08-07 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 67 )

 

  HB 1009   Thyer The Uniform Limited Partnership Act, authorizing Limited Partnerships, an entity distinct from its partners that may also be a Limited Liability Limited Partnership. (121 pages)
Bill History: 01-25-07 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
01-26-07 H Received in the House - Sent to Governor
01-29-07 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 15 )

 

  HB 1027   Burris Authorizes use of deadly physical force in defense of a person in certain circumstances and creates presumption the person using deadly force believed the other person was engaging in certain described conduct.
Bill History: 02-14-07 H House amendment 2 (Burris) adopted
02-15-07 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed (Vote: Y: 9/N: 0)
03-15-07 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 H-Judiciary

 

  HB 1036   Johnson, D.
Womack
Prohibits individuals and corporations that are not financial institutions from charging more than 17% interest on a consumer loan and establishes a $300 fine for each illegal transaction.
Bill History: 02-20-07 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 S-Insurance and Commerce
02-19-07 S Senate amendment 1 (Whitaker) adopted
03-29-07 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 S-Insurance and Commerce

 

  HB 1038   Creekmore Allows victims of financial identity fraud to request a security freeze on their consumer report at no charge from the consumer reporting agency; specifies procedures required of all parties.
Bill History: 12-27-06 H Filed
01-08-07 H Introduced and referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
03-30-07 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 149 H-Insurance and Commerce

 

  HB 1062   Flowers Prohibits the use of credit information in underwriting, rating, or setting premiums for automobile insurance policies.
Bill History: 03-02-07 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 149 H-Insurance and Commerce
03-05-07 H Placed on the House calendar
03-05-07 H Withdrawn from further consideration

 

  HB 1130   Harrelson Creates a statutory rule against perpetuities of nonvested property interests.
Bill History: 03-07-07 H Placed on the House calendar
03-07-07 H House concurred in Senate amendment No. 1
03-09-07 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 240 )

 

  HB 1146   Walters
Miller
Provides recovery by a prevailing plaintiff of less than demanded does not prevent recovery of costs or attorney's fees.
Bill History: 01-24-07 H Defeated (Vote: N: 53/Y: 42)
01-26-07 H Motion to reconsider carried
01-26-07 H Defeated (Vote: N: 43/Y: 49)

 

  HB 1207   Brown, E. Provides that fifty percent of the death or disability benefits of covered public employees or their survivors is not subject to garnishment or other legal process for the collection of debt.
Bill History: 03-08-07 H Placed on the House calendar
03-08-07 H Withdrawn from further consideration
03-13-07 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 H-Judiciary

 

  HB 1209   Hyde
Salmon
Makes unenforceable agreements or contracts that require a party to a contract, or that party's surety or insurer, to indemnify of hold harmless another party against liability for damage arising from fault of the indemnittee.
Bill History: 01-30-07 H Amendment 1 rescinded.
01-30-07 H Amendment No. 2 adopted (Hyde)
03-30-07 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 149 H-Insurance and Commerce

 

  HB 1216   Prater Provides that a board of the healing arts receiving a complaint regarding scope of practice against a licensee of a different board does not have the option of filing an action in circuit court and must defer to the other board's determination.
Bill History: 02-07-07 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-07-07 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
02-08-07 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 72 )

 

  HB 1224   Edwards
Baker, G.
Provides an affirmative defense to civil liability for damage caused an alteration, modification, or repair of liquefied petroleum gas equipment, with conditions.
Bill History: 02-15-07 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
02-15-07 H Received in the House - Sent to Governor
02-15-07 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 119 )

 

  HB 1225   Lamoureux Adds prosecuting attorneys to the list of public offices whose election is on a nonpartisan basis.
Bill History: 02-21-07 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 H-State Agencies
03-21-07 H Placed on the House calendar
03-21-07 H Withdrawn from further consideration

 

  HB 1229   Pace Establishes the Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics Practice Act.
Bill History: 02-22-07 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-22-07 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
02-28-07 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 174 )

 

  HB 1275   Maxwell Authorizes paid entertainers who are under 21 to enter restaurants and bars that prohibit persons under 21 because smoking is allowed.
Bill History: 03-23-07 H Placed on the House calendar
03-23-07 H House amendment 1 (Anderson) adopted
03-29-07 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 428 H-Rules

 

  HB 1308   Bond Removing language that allows residential care facilities "licensed or holding a permit of approval as of April 2, 2001" to use the term "assisted living" to promote their services.
Bill History: 02-22-07 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-23-07 H House amendment 1 (Bond) adopted
03-15-07 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 H-Judiciary

 

  HB 1323   Johnson, D. Authorizes the respective licensing boards to impose penalties on physicians, dentists, oral hygienists and optometrists found to be in violation of a statute or rule by another state's governing authority.
Bill History: 02-15-07 S Passed (Vote: Y: 23/N: 1)
02-15-07 H Received in the House - Sent to Governor
02-15-07 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 123 )

 

  HB 1362   Harrelson Defines beneficiary deed as a deed without current tangible consideration that conveys ownership upon the death of the owner; provides the Department of Health and Human Service may file claim on the interest acquired by the beneficiary.
Bill History: 03-05-07 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
03-06-07 H Received in the House - Sent to Governor
03-09-07 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 243 )

 

  HB 1363   Key Requires the Office of Long-Term Care to promulgate staffing standards for nursing facilities designated as Eden Alternative or Green House Project nursing facilities.
Bill History: 02-28-07 H House concurred in Senate amendment No. 1
02-28-07 H Received in the House - Sent to Governor
03-05-07 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 192 )

 

  HB 1364   Key Authorizes the Director of DHHS to use funds from the Long-Term Care Trust Fund for programs that enhance quality of life for long-term facility residents through adoption of principles and designs of Eden Alternative or Green House programs.
Bill History: 02-28-07 H House concurred in Senate amendment No. 1
02-28-07 H Received in the House - Sent to Governor
03-05-07 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 193 )

 

  HB 1382   Bond Exempts assisted living facilities from provisions requiring a permit of approval from the Health Services Permit Agency.
Bill History: 02-02-07 H Filed
02-02-07 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-20-07 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor

 

  HB 1387   Hyde
Salmon
Provides that hold harmless clauses in public construction contracts are unenforceable.
Bill History: 03-29-07 H Received from Senate as amended - referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
03-30-07 H Meeting set for 8:00 a.m. - Room 149 H-Insurance and Commerce
03-30-07 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Insurance and Commerce

 

  HB 1406   Reep Exempts from Freedom of Information Act provisions and discovery under Rules of Civil Procedure the attendance or non-attendance at seminars and training courses and testimony at meetings evaluating the quality of ambulance care.
Bill History: 02-05-07 H Filed
02-06-07 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
03-15-07 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 H-Judiciary

 

  HB 1428   Walters
Wilkinson
Repeals the requirement that a testator must specifically name a child in a will in order to disinherit the child.
Bill History: 02-07-07 H Filed
02-07-07 H Introduced and referred to H-Aging, Children, Legislative & Military
03-30-07 H Meeting set for 8:30 a.m. - Room 130 H-Aging, Children, Legislative & Mil

 

  HB 1435   Prater Allows medication assistive persons to use the titles "Medication assistant - Certified" or "MA - C"; adds requirement on member of the Medication Assistive Person Advisory Committee by a nursing faculty member of an Arkansas nursing program.
Bill History: 03-01-07 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
03-01-07 H Received in the House - Sent to Governor
03-05-07 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 206 )

 

  HB 1436   Prater Revises list of actions for which the Board of Nursing may suspend or revoke a license, adding that the person has had a "privilege to practice" revoked or suspended in any jurisdiction.
Bill History: 03-01-07 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
03-01-07 H Received in the House - Sent to Governor
03-05-07 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 207 )

 

  HB 1437   Shelby
Salmon
Requires a preliminary report of a coroner's investigation be completed within five working days; requires coroners investigate all deaths of persons under 18; specifies content of the required preliminary written report.
Bill History: 02-28-07 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
02-28-07 H Received in the House - Sent to Governor
03-05-07 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 194 )

 

  HB 1451   Bradford Repeals the provision allowing the deposit of a will by a testator still living with the circuit court in the county of his residence.
Bill History: 02-08-07 H Filed
02-09-07 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
03-15-07 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 H-Judiciary

 

  HB 1471   Moore Specifies third party health insurers must, upon request, provide the Department of Health and Human Services with eligibility and coverage information enabling the department to determine third party coverage for Medicaid recipients.
Bill History: 03-22-07 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
03-23-07 H Received in the House - Sent to Governor
03-28-07 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 537 )

 

  HB 1472   Davenport Limits the possessory lien of a towing and storage firm to the vehicle only, adding provision for vehicle owner to recover possession of the contents of the vehicle within 45 days.
Bill History: 03-21-07 H House concurred in Senate amendment No. 1 and 2
03-22-07 H Received in the House - Sent to Governor
03-26-07 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 506 )

 

  HB 1493   Maloch
Luker
Repeals entire chapter of the Uniform Commercial Code regarding documents of title and replaces it with new language; amends other chapters of the Uniform Commercial Code.
Bill History: 03-15-07 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
03-15-07 H Received in the House - Sent to Governor
03-19-07 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 342 )

 

  HB 1506   Jeffrey Prohibits use of the term "appraisal" or "market value" in real estate brokers' price opinion or market analysis issued in connection with an interstate or federally related transaction.
Bill History: 03-22-07 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
03-23-07 H Received in the House - Sent to Governor
03-28-07 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 540 )

 

  HB 1520   Smith, L.
Capps
Requires the court award compensation for attorney's fees in Freedom of Information cases regardless of the justification for the defendant's position, including those cases where the State is the defendant (no sovereign immunity).
Bill History: 02-15-07 H Filed
02-16-07 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
03-30-07 H Meeting set for 8:00 a.m. - Room 151 H-State Agencies

 

  HB 1530   Smith, L.
Madison
Allows quorum courts to require certain information be included on a deed or other instrument of transfer of property filed of record with the county recorder.
Bill History: 03-16-07 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 428 H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-19-07 H Placed on the House calendar
03-19-07 H Withdrawn from further consideration

 

  HB 1569   Walters
Wilkinson
Adds requirement persons convicted of a felony obscenity offense may be sentenced to pay a fine of up to $250,000 if the defendant derived pecuniary gain from the commission of the offense.
Bill History: 03-12-07 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
03-12-07 S Emergency clause adopted
03-19-07 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 346 )

 

  SB 2   Taylor
Walters
Deletes the duty of a person to retreat prior to using deadly physical force in self defense; provides that is in the persons residence or on the curtilons.
Bill History: 02-14-07 H Passed (Vote: Y: 89/N: 8)
02-15-07 S Received in the Senate - Sent to Governor
02-16-07 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 111 )

 

  SB 69   Whitaker
Green
Establishes limitations on the excise of eminent domain, including acceptable purposes, compensation requirements, required approval by a local governing authority, and a clause exempting utilities from new section of language.
Bill History: 03-22-07 S Clincher adopted
03-22-07 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Judiciary
03-30-07 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 149 H-Judiciary

 

  SB 88   Jeffress, J.
Maxwell
Requires proof-of-insurance cards (auto liability) to include names of persons excluded from coverage and makes it a violation of the Motor Vehicle Responsibility Act for excluded persons to operate the vehicle.
Bill History: 03-21-07 H On floor for consideration
03-21-07 H Passed (Vote: Y: 88/N: 0)
03-26-07 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 485 )

 

  SB 110   Miller
Anderson
Excludes debt cancellation agreements from the definition of "insurance" in the Insurance Code, prohibits lenders from requiring borrower's to purchase debt cancellation agreements, and prohibits including fees for such as interest.
Bill History: 02-27-07 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 S-Insurance and Commerce
02-27-07 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Insurance and Commerce
02-28-07 S Placed on the Senate calendar

 

  SB 189   Malone Specifies that prescription-only drugs may not be dispensed for prescriptions that are based on internet-only consultations.
Bill History: 02-15-07 H Passed (Vote: Y: 91/N: 0)
02-15-07 H Emergency clause adopted
02-21-07 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 128 )

 

  SB 195   Jeffress, J. Prohibits radio frequency identification (RFID) tags from being used to track demographic information of the consumer after the product is sold and removed from the premises.
Bill History: 02-06-07 S Senate amendment 1 (J. Jeffress) adopted
03-29-07 S Meeting set for 12:00 p.m. - Room 309 S-Transportation, Technology & Leg.
03-28-07 S Referred to interim committee S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs

 

  SB 239   Luker
Johnson, D.
Authorizes per diem of $40 for all persons summoned for jury duty if the person appears at the appropriate location; provides for state reimbursement of counties for cost of the per diem.
Bill History: 03-29-07 H Amendment No. 2 adopted
03-30-07 H Placed on the House calendar
03-30-07 H Passed (Vote: Y: 95/N: 1)

 

  SB 240   Luker
Johnson, D.
Reduces the maximum amount of time petit jurors may be required to serve from 24 days to 10 during a four-month (previously six-month) period; requires summons to include notice of those maximums.
Bill History: 03-05-07 H Passed (Vote: Y: 92/N: 3)
03-06-07 S Received in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-09-07 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 225 )

 

  SB 241   Luker
Johnson, D.
Removes the authority of circuit judges to determine whether to use the enhanced list of prospective jurors or the list of registered voters, instead requiring circuit courts to use the prospective jurors list for all cases.
Bill History: 03-23-07 H Motion for immediate consideration carried
03-23-07 H Defeated (Vote: N: 68/Y: 25)
03-23-07 H Clincher adopted

 

  SB 242   Luker
Johnson, D.
Requires counties maintain records of petit jury lists in criminal cases, including records relating to the summoning of jurors and their selection; provides regulations for confidentiality of juror information.
Bill History: 03-05-07 H Passed (Vote: Y: 95/N: 0)
03-06-07 S Received in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-09-07 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 226 )

 

  SB 243   Luker
Johnson, D.
Provides oaths for court bailiffs, to be administered at the start of jury trials and prior to the deliberation of a jury.
Bill History: 03-05-07 H Passed (Vote: Y: 90/N: 2)
03-06-07 S Received in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-09-07 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 227 )

 

  SB 248   Madison Provides various employer requirements regarding pay periods, payment by electronic transfer, payment upon termination, etc.
Bill History: 03-14-07 S Senate amendment 2 (Madison) adopted
03-30-07 S Meeting set for 8:00 a.m. - Room 272 S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-30-07 S Referred to interim committee S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor

 

  SB 249   Madison Provides that the common law doctrine of necessaries, which applies necessary debt to each spouse, is gender neutral.
Bill History: 02-05-07 S Introduced and referred to S-Judiciary
03-28-07 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 S-Judiciary
03-27-07 S Withdrawn from further consideration

 

  SB 266   Salmon Provides the Department of Health and Human Services with additional investigative authority, allowing DHHS to get an order of investigation in court, and requiring law enforcement and medical personnel to assist in the investigation.
Bill History: 03-22-07 S Senate concurred in House amendment 1
03-23-07 S Received in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-26-07 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 497 )

 

  SB 270   Malone Adds to the list of civil rights the right to be free from discrimination because of one's status with regard to public assistance.
Bill History: 03-29-07 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-29-07 S Re-referred to committee S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-30-07 S Meeting set for 8:00 a.m. - Room 272 S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor

 

  SB 277   Womack
Maloch
Reduces the time period for filing claims against an estate for injury or death resulting from negligence of the decedent from six to three months following the first publication of the notice.
Bill History: 03-05-07 H Passed (Vote: Y: 95/N: 0)
03-06-07 S Received in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-09-07 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 231 )

 

  SB 285   Horn
Pace
Adds to the requirement that nursing homes post notice of the number of direct-care staff on duty at each shift, requiring the posting be daily, at the beginning of each shift, and in a prominent place visible to residents and visitors.
Bill History: 03-13-07 S Senate concurred in House amendment 1
03-13-07 S Received in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-16-07 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 282 )

 

  SB 295   Miller Requires insurers and individuals surrender the certificate of title for salvage vehicles to the Office of Motor Vehicle within thirty days following the date of collision or occurrence; includes water-damaged vehicles in salvage definition.
Bill History: 03-15-07 S Senate amendments 1 & 2 (Miller) adopted
03-19-07 S Received in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-22-07 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 410 )

 

  SB 296   Wilkins
Davenport
Requires the Arkansas Crime Information Center provide pharmacies with access to a real-time electronic logbook to log purchases of pseudoephedrine products; requires the logbook provide immediate information regarding purchase limitations.
Bill History: 03-20-07 H Passed (Vote: Y: 87/N: 0)
03-21-07 S Received in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-27-07 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 508 )

 

  SB 300   Salmon
Prater
Revises adult maltreatment protection laws related to emergency custody, probable cause hearings, and long-term facility resident maltreatment. (similar to SB 301)
Bill History: 03-12-07 H Passed (Vote: Y: 95/N: 0)
03-12-07 S Received in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-16-07 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 283 )

 

  SB 301   Salmon Revises various portions of adult maltreatment protection laws, including emergency custody, probable cause hearings, and long-term care facility resident maltreatment. (similar to SB 300)
Bill History: 02-14-07 S Filed
02-14-07 S Introduced and referred to S-Judiciary
03-30-07 S Meeting set for 8:00 a.m. - Room 309 S-Judiciary