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  HB 1019   Martin Revises the boundaries of the Washington County district courts, moving the township of Vineyard from the West Fork Court to the Prairie Grove Court.
Bill History: 02-05-07 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
02-06-07 H Received in the House - Sent to Governor
02-06-07 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 55 )

 

  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 1293   Pickett Increases the period for which a circuit court may extend an order of protection from two years to ten years.
Bill History: 02-20-07 H House concurred in Senate amendment No. 1
02-20-07 H Received in the House - Sent to Governor
02-21-07 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 139 )

 

  HB 1298   Harrelson
Steele
Creates the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act, making electronic documents valid as originals, and creating the Electronic Recording Commission made up of county recorders to adopt standards for implementation.
Bill History: 03-29-07 H Placed on the House calendar
03-29-07 H House concurred in Senate amendment No. 1
03-29-07 H Received in the House - Sent to Governor

 

  HB 1400   Wills
Baker, G.
Creates additional circuit judgeships in various judicial districts as recommended by the Judicial Resources Assessment Committee. New judgeships are in the Second, Nineteenth-West, Twentieth, Twenty-second, and Twenty-Third districts.
Bill History: 02-23-07 H House concurred in Senate amendment No. 1
02-23-07 H Received in the House - Sent to Governor
02-28-07 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 168 )

 

  HB 1507   Overbey Repeals provisions prohibiting persons appointed as judge of the Court of Appeals or a circuit court from running for a Court of Appeals judgeship or a circuit judgeship in the same judicial district respectively.
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: 213 )

 

  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 1630   Adcock Specifies that government entities use dispute resolution processes whenever possible to resolve disputes, cases, or controversies if the opposing party consent.
Bill History: 03-21-07 S Received in the Senate - Referred to 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
03-30-07 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor

 

  HB 1631   Wills Requires individuals filing materialmen's or mechanic's liens to include an affidavit of notice.
Bill History: 03-29-07 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-28-07 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-29-07 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)

 

  SB 13   Glover Creates a petition process for the recall of state constitutional officers, members of the General Assembly, and judicial officers.
Bill History: 01-08-07 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
01-25-07 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC S-State Agencies
01-24-07 S Withdrawn from further consideration

 

  SB 18   Pritchard Creates a Division of Drug Court Programs within the Administrative Office of the Courts to coordinate creation and support of drug court judges and their programs.
Bill History: 03-30-07 H On floor for consideration
03-30-07 H Passed (Vote: Y: 94/N: 0)
03-30-07 H Emergency clause adopted

 

  SB 90   Faris Abolishes the Arkansas District Judge Retirement System, placing its process of payments under the Public Employees' Retirement System.
Bill History: 02-27-07 H Emergency clause adopted
02-28-07 S Received in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-01-07 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 177 )

 

  SB 143   Smith, T. Requires notice of cancellation of a motor vehicle insurance policy be provided to any person or entity (previously bank or lending institution) shown on the policy as having a lien on the vehicle.
Bill History: 02-15-07 H Passed (Vote: Y: 98/N: 0)
02-15-07 H Emergency clause adopted
02-21-07 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 127 )

 

  SB 235   Womack
Harrelson
Creates the District Court Resource Assessment Board and a pilot program of full-time district court judges who are employees of the State; consolidates certain city courts with district courts.
Bill History: 03-08-07 S Held in the Senate
03-23-07 S Received in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-29-07 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 663 )