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Amendments filed

February 14, 2021 at 3:22 a.m.

The following proposed constitutional amendments were filed by last week’s deadline in the Legislature. Up to three may be referred to voters for the 2022 elections.

[RELATED: See complete Democrat-Gazette coverage of the Arkansas Legislature at arkansasonline.com/legislature]

HOUSE:

HJR1001, by Rep. Frances Cavenaugh, R-Walnut Ridge, “An amendment to the Arkansas Constitution authorizing the General Assembly to convene itself in extraordinary session.”

HJR1001, by Rep. David Tollett, R-Lexa, “An amendment to the Arkansas Constitution providing when an annual ad valorem tax for the maintenance and operation of schools and the retirement of indebtedness shall be considered at the annual school election.”

HJR1001, by Rep. Michelle Gray, R-Melbourne, “An amendment to the Arkansas Constitution to provide for the maintenance and operation of libraries, capital improvements to libraries and the construction of libraries.” HJR1004, by Rep. Stephen Meeks, R-Greenbrier, “An amendment to the Arkansas Constitution concerning the taxation of personal property and real property in the state of Arkansas.”

HJR1005, by Rep. David Ray, R-North Little Rock, “A constitutional amendment to require that certain measures presented to voters for approval shall be approved when receiving at least sixty percent (60%) of the votes cast on the measure.”

HJR1006, by Rep. Frances Cavenaugh, R-Walnut Ridge, “An amendment to the Arkansas Constitution to create a procedure for the recall of a state constitutional officer, a member of the General Assembly, or an elected judicial officer.”

HJR1007, by Rep. Fred Love, D-Little Rock, “An amendment to the Arkansas Constitution to create the Citizens Commission on the Minimum Wage, with the sole authority to implement increases to the minimum wage.”

HJR1008, by Rep. DeAnne Vaught, R-Horatio, “An amendment to the Arkansas Constitution to be known as the ‘Ballot Initiative Reform Amendment.”

HJR1009, by Rep. Jim Dotson, R-Bentonville, “An amendment to the Arkansas Constitution concerning the state Highway Commission.”

HJR1010, by Rep. Joe Cloud, R-Russellville, “A constitutional amendment to remove the authorization for casino gaming in Pope County.”

HJR1011, by Rep. Joe Cloud, R-Russellville, “A constitutional amendment to provide for a local option election concerning casino gaming in Pope County.”

HJR1012, by Rep. John Payton, R-Wilburn, “An amendment to the Arkansas Constitution to revise the duties of certain constitutional officers.” HJR1013, by Rep. John Payton, R-Wilburn, “An amendment to the Arkansas Constitution concerning the duties of certain constitutional officers.”

HJR1014, by Rep. Lee Johnson, R-Greenwood, “A constitutional amendment permitting limits on awards of punitive and noneconomic damages.”

HJR1015, by Rep. Jim Dotson, R-Bentonville, “A constitutional amendment to permit legislative enactment of rules of pleading, practice, procedure, and evidence for courts.”

HJR1016, by Rep. Jim Dotson, R-Bentonville, “An amendment to the Arkansas Constitution concerning rules of pleading, practice, procedure, procedure, and evidence in all courts.” HJR1017, by Rep. Jim Dotson, R-Bentonville, “An amendment to the Arkansas Constitution to provide for certain elected officials to be elected on a partisan basis.”

HJR1018, by Rep. Robin Lundstrum, R-Elm Springs, “A constitutional amendment to provide that lottery proceeds may be used to fund or provide scholarships and grants to Arkansas citizens enrolled in vocational-technical schools and technical institutes.” HJR1019, by Rep. Robin Lundstrum, R-Elm Springs, “An amendment to the Arkansas Constitution providing that Supreme Court justices, court of appeals judges, circuit judges, and district judges shall be elected on a partisan basis.”

HJR1020, by Rep. Josh Miller, R-Heber Springs, “An amendment to the Arkansas Constitution concerning fines and restrictions related to frivolous lawsuits.”

HJR1021, by Rep. Vivian Flowers, D-Pine Bluff, “An amendment to the Arkansas Constitution to repeal the exception to the prohibition of slavery and involuntary servitude.”

HJR1022, by Rep. Jimmy Gazaway, R-Paragould, “An amendment to the Arkansas Constitution concerning the powers of the Supreme Court and General Assembly pertaining to the adoption of court rules to mirror the federal rules enabling act.”

HJR1023, by Rep. Jimmy Gazaway, R-Paragould, “An amendment to the Arkansas Constitution to provide that the citizens of the state of Arkansas have a fundamental right to keep and bear arms.”

HJR1024, by Rep. Jimmy Gazaway, R-Paragould, “An amendment to the Arkansas Constitution to create the “Arkansas Religious Freedom Amendment.”

HJR1025, by Rep. Jimmy Gazaway, R-Paragould, “A constitutional amendment concerning the authority to determine the amount of compensation owed for, or civil penalty imposed because of, injuries to persons or property.”

SENATE:

SJR1, by Sen. Alan Clark, R-Lonsdale, “A constitutional amendment providing that a municipality may incur short-term financing obligations maturing over a period of, or having a term, not to exceed ten (10) years for the purpose of acquiring fire trucks.” SJR2, by Sen. Alan Clark, R-Lonsdale, “A constitutional amendment to allow the General Assembly to convene in extraordinary session upon the request of a majority of the members of each House of the General Assembly.”

SJR3, by Sen. Alan Clark, R-Lonsdale, “An amendment to Arkansas Constitution, Article 5, Section 20, permitting the state of Arkansas to be sued as a defendant in state court in the same circumstances as an other party.”

SJR4, by Sen. Mark Johnson, R-Little Rock, “A constitutional amendment providing the General Assembly shall provide by law for the establishment, maintenance, and support of free public schools subject to such conditions and limitations as the General Assembly may prescribe.”

SJR5, by Sen. Jason Rapert, R-Conway, “An amendment to the Arkansas Constitution concerning the manner in which primary elections are conducted.”

SJR6, by Sen. Clarke Tucker, D-Little Rock, “An amendment to the Arkansas Constitution requiring the General Assembly to establish by law a revised election process.”

SJR7, by Rep. Bob Ballinger, R-Ozark, “A constitutional amendment to permit legislative enactment of rules of pleading, practice, procedure, and evidence for courts.”

SJR8, by Sen. Missy Irvin, R-Mountain View, “A constitutional amendment permitting limits on awards of punitive and noneconomic damages.” SJR9, by Sen. Bob Ballinger, R-Ozark, “A constitutional amendment to permit legislative enactment of rules of pleading, practice, procedure, and evidence for courts.”

SJR10, by Sen. Breanne Davis, R-Russellville, “An amendment to the Arkansas Constitution authorizing the General Assembly to convene itself in extraordinary session.”

SJR11, by Sen. Greg Leding, D-Fayetteville, “An amendment to the Arkansas Constitution to create an implied warranty of habitability and provide protections to Arkansas tenants.”

SJR12, by Sen. Greg Leding, D-Fayetteville, “An amendment to the Arkansas Constitution concerning the qualifications to vote in an election.” SJR13, by Sen. Jason Rapert, R-Conway, “An amendment to the Arkansas Constitution to provide that the citizens of the state of Arkansas have a fundamental right to keep and bear arms.”

SJR14, by Sen. Jason Rapert, R-Conway, “An amendment to the Arkansas Constitution to create the ‘Arkansas Religious Freedom Amendment.’”

SJR15, by Sen. Alan Clark, R-Lonsdale, “A constitutional amendment requiring the governor to convene an extraordinary session of the General Assembly when declaring an emergency by executive order or proclamation.”

SJR16, by Sen. Alan Clark, R-Lonsdale, “An amendment to the Arkansas Constitution providing that interscholastic or intramural athletic teams that are sponsored by a public school shall be expressly designated based on biological sex.”

SJR17, by Sen. Bob Ballinger, R-Ozark, “An amendment to the Arkansas Constitution concerning a review of the constitutionality of certain federal actions prior to their implementation.”

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