M13-02 - STATE REPRESENTATIVE BETTY PICKETT

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State Representative Betty Pickett served for six years in the Arkansas House of Representatives and represented District 45 in Faulkner County from 2002 to 2008. She served on many committees including the Arkansas House of Representatives Education Committee.

She was a member of the Arkansas State Board of Education from 1995 to 2002 and served as chair from 1998 to 1999. In addition, she was a member of the board of directors of the National Association of State Boards of Education from 1997 to 1998. Representative Pickett has a long career of public service and served on the Faulkner County Quorum Court, Faulkner County United Way, the Commission for Arkansas’s Future, the Committee for a Modern Judiciary, the Conway Civil Service Commission and the Faulkner County DWI Task Force. She is a past president of the League of Women Voters of Arkansas and former chairperson of the Conway Blue Ribbon Commission.

External websites:

UCA press release on Mrs. Pickett donating her papers to the UCA Archives

Arkansas State Legislature website

 

Arrangement:

Series I - Conway School District, Faulkner County (pre-1995)

Series II - Arkansas State Board of Education (Served 1995-2002; Chair: 1998-1999)

Series III - Arkansas State Representative (Served 2002-2008)

Subseries I - Correspondence, speeches, organizations, campaign material, photos and newspapers

Subseries II - Arkansas Legislature - summaries and reports

Subseries III - Education - committees on education, education legislation and research, educational publications

Subseries IV - Health insurance, retirement and salaries for state employees

Subseries V - Fayetteville shale, environmental issues, mineral rights/taxation

Subseries VI - Arkansas financial and budget materials

Series I – Conway School District and Faulkner County (pre-1995)

Box 1

File 1 – Fiscal Management Program – Faulkner County Arkansas – 1977

File 2 – Information on the 4 mill increase for the Conway Public Schools and the Committee to Support our Schools (SOS) – 1981

File 3 – Minutes and report – Arkansas League of Women Voters - 1984

File 4 – Newsletter – Arkansas Voter – League of Women Voters of Arkansas – President: Betty Pickett - 1982-1986

File 5 – Information on board and commission appointments and the Blue Ribbon Committee – Chair: Betty Pickett – 1987-1988

File 6 – Alternative to property taxes material - Faulkner County and Conway growth statistics – 1980-1989

File 7 – Alternatives to property taxes material - Reports - Conway Planning Department – 1985- 1989

File 8 – Alternatives to property taxes material - Report - Conway School District Facilities Study – 1989

File 9 – Alternatives to property taxes material –Impact fees - Information on HB1004 of the 79th General Assembly, Regular Session, 1993, “An act to authorize municipalities and counties to impose impact fees for the benefit of school districts,” research material on impact fees, a speech and paper by Betty Pickett on impact fees, correspondence, and articles – 1987-1993

File 10 – Presentation by Betty Pickett for the Arkansas Association of School Business Officials - Class topic: Administering a School Election and Bond/Millage Campaign - Title:  The Organization and Conduct of a One Issue Campaign – July 30, 1990

End of Box 1

End of Series 1

 

Series II – Arkansas State Board of Education (Served 1995-2002; Chair: 1998-1999)

Box 1

File 1 – Correspondence – “The Allen Letter” – From the Allen Law Firm pertaining to Little Rock School District vs. Pulaski County Special School District No. 1, et al – 1989

File 2 – Act 236 of 1991

File 3 – Testimony given by Richard Weiss, then interim director of the Department of Finance and Administration about the Educational Excellence Trust Fund – August 26, 1994

File 4 – Correspondence – 1995-1996

File 5 – Correspondence – Governor Jim Guy Tucker – 1995-1996

File 6 – Correspondence and information on the Arkansas Foreign Language Teachers Association (AFLTA) - 1995-2000

File 7 – Betty Pickett’s appointment to the State Board of Education – 1995-1996

File 8 – Membership information and meeting info – Arkansas State Board of Education – 1994-1997

File 9 – Information on the Excellence in Arkansas Public Education Task Force – 1997-1998

File 10 – Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Excellence in Arkansas Public Education Task Force – Thursday, September 18, 1997

Topics:
-          Adoption of rules for the task force – includes copy of the rules and procedures
-          Remarks by the sponsor of Act 1183 or 1997 – includes copy of legislation
-          Introduction of the Bureau of Legislative Research Staff assigned to education issues
-          Overview of the activities of the Arkansas Department of Education  - includes info
-          Overview of the activities of the Arkansas Department of Workforce Education -  includes fact sheet on secondary occupational programs
-          Overview of the Activities of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education – includes background info on the role of public higher education strengthening K-12 education
-          Discussion of issues to be studied by the task force
 

File 11 – Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Excellence in Arkansas Public Education Task Force – Wednesday, February 18, 1998

Topics:
-          Minutes approval of the January 21, 1998 meeting – includes minutes
-          Discussion of issues pertaining to the work of the Task Force
-          Meetings of the Task Force’s subcommittees
 

File 12 – Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Excellence in Arkansas Public Education Task Force – Wednesday, March 11, 1998

Topics:
-          Minutes approval of the February 19, 1998 meeting – includes minutes
-          Discussion of the recommendation of the Workforce Development Commission (Guest: Stephen Franks) – includes notes made by Betty Pickett
-          Meetings of the Task Force Subcommittees
 

File 13 – Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Excellence in Arkansas Public Education Task Force – Wednesday, May 13, 1998

Topics:
-          Minutes approval the April 15, 1998 meeting – includes minutes
-          Discussion of the various ballot initiatives that may impact public education (Guest: Gary Chamberlin, Larry Dickerson, and Lawrence Santi)
-          Meetings of the Task Force’s Subcommittees
 

File 14 – Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Oversight Subcommittee on Educational Reform – Friday, August 7, 1998

Topics:
-          Minutes approval of the May 26, 1998 meeting (missing exhibit c)
-          Discussion of the chronic deficiencies in the maintenance and operation of the Arkansas Public School Computer Network (APSCN) (missing exhibit d2 and d3)
-          Review of recent school bus safety enhancements (missing exhibit e)
 

File 15 – Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Excellence in Arkansas Public Education Task Force – Wednesday, September 16, 1998

Topics:
-          Minutes approval of the August 15-16, 1998 meeting – includes minutes
-          Discussion of issues concerning competitive interscholastic activities  (Guest: Randy Ruby) – includes correspondence and information on the topic
-          Review of draft of Task Force Report – includes outline and report
-          Meetings of Task Force’s Subcommittees
 

File 16 – Supplement to the Log Cabin Democrat – Back to School in Style – contains info on Faulkner County Schools – August 17, 1997

File 17 – Information on the public opinion poll by Gallup Organization for the Arkansas Department of Education - 1997

File 18 – Information on Fiscal Distress Districts – Arkansas State Board of Education – 1995-2000

File 19 – Correspondence on Fiscal Distress Districts – 1997

File 20 – Presentations – “Conquering Academic Distress” – 1997-2000

File 21 – Correspondence – Arkansas State Board of Education – Chair: Betty Pickett – 1998-1999

File 22 – Agendas and meeting materials – Arkansas State Board of Education – Chair: Betty Pickett – 1998

File 23 – Agendas and meeting materials – Arkansas State Board of Education – Chair: Betty Pickett – 1999

File 24 – Correspondence and information on the 4-day week at Saratoga Public Schools, Arkansas – 1997

File 25 – Correspondence and information on the test score gap in the Little Rock School district and the desegregation settlement agreement – 1995-2000

File 26 – Information on federal grant funding – 1997

File 27 – Information on free school lunches from the Arkansas Department of Education– 2002-2003 school year

End of Box 1

End of Series II

Series III – State Representative Betty Pickett (Served 2002-2008)

Subseries I - Correspondence, Speeches, Organizations and Campaign Material

Box 1

File 1 – Biographical information and legislative history

File 2 – Correspondence – 2002-2003

File 3 – Correspondence on Career Ladder Incentive Program (CLIP) - 2003

File 4 – Correspondence – Governor’s appointments – 2003-2008

File 5 – Correspondence – 2004-2005

File 6 – Correspondence – Conway School Districts – 2005

File 7 – Correspondence – 2006

File 8 – Correspondence and drafts on a portion of “Citizen Legislature: The Arkansas General Assembly” by President Lu Hardin and Professor Donald Whistler of the University of Central Arkansas taken from an interview with Betty Pickett – 2006

File 9 – Correspondence and information on the Lake Conway Sewer/Preston Extension construction - 2006

File 10 – Correspondence – 2007

File 11 – Correspondence – 2008-2009

File 12 – Speeches by Betty Pickett – 1998-2006

File 13 – Notes made by Betty Picket – 2000’s

File 14 – Calendars and Schedules

File 15 – Meeting notices

File 16 – Campaign material for Betty Pickett – 2002-2006

File 17 – L.E.A.D Arkansas Media Coverage – House Democratic Caucus/Democratic Party of Arkansas – March-April 2005

File 18 – Information packet on the 2006 Arkansas election – Includes reporting calendar, rules on campaign finance & disclosure, and campaign contribution report forms – 2006

End of Box 1

 

Series III – State Representative Betty Pickett (Served 2002-2008)

Subseries I - Correspondence, Speeches, Organizations and Campaign Material

Box 2

File 1 – Information on the Arkansas State Plant Board - 2006

File 2 – Information on the Women’s Legislative Caucus – 2005-2009

File 3 – Information and presentations on the Women in Government 6th Annual Southern Regional Conference (women’s health topics including heart disease, cervical cancer, kidney disease, pregnancy and Medicaid and insurance) – Charleston, SC - September 8-11, 2005

File 4 – Information on heart disease in women – research connected to Women in Government   - c. 2006

File 5 – Information on cervical cancer in women, including prevention legislation – research connected to Women in Government - c. 2006

File 6 – Legislative turn-key media kit – Women in Government’s Challenge to Eliminate Cervical Cancer Campaign - 2008

File 7 – Correspondence and information on Women in Government – 2005-2007

File 8 – Correspondence and information on the National Women’s Legislative Caucus/National Conference of State Legislature’s workshop “Beyond Bickering and Gridlock: Your Role in Changing the Legislature” – Little Rock Arkansas - June 29-30, 2005

File 9 – Information and presentations from the 2006 National Forum on Education Policy presented by the Education Commission of the States – Minneapolis, MN – July 11-14, 2006

File 10 – Information and presentations from the National Conference of State Legislature’s workshop “Legislators Leading Change: Developing a Statewide Agenda for Higher Education Productivity” – Denver, Colorado – September 21-23, 2006

File 11 – Ticket and program to “The Believe in Arkansas” Inaugural Ball for Governor Mike Beebe – January 9, 2007

File 12 – Report – “Partnering for Progress 2007:  The “State” of Cervical Cancer Prevention in America” presented by Women in Government - 2007

File 13 – Information and training notes for the 8th Annual Southern Regional Legislative Training Session and The Impact of Cancer Care on the States meeting – Women in Government – Atlanta, Georgia – June 20-21, 2007

File 14 – Information and presentations – Women in Government’s 14th Annual State Directors Conference – Phoenix, Arizona - January 3-5, 2008

File 15 – Information, agenda & speech – AWAG & Arkansas Stream Team’s Watershed Conference – Little Rock, Arkansas – October 30-November 1, 2008

File 16 – Information and program for the National Association of Social Workers, Arkansas Chapter, North Central Branch – 2008 Awards Reception – Betty Pickett: Public Official of the Year – 2008

File 17 – Newspapers & Magazines

Item 1 – “Developing reputations:  Faces show to honor CDC leadership past, present: - Log Cabin Democrat – June 10, 2004

Item 2 – “State Goals: House seat hopefuls square off on visions for region” – Log Cabin Democrat – October 16, 2004

Item 3 – “Fortney admits indecent exposure: District 45 candidate arrested three times in 1980s” – Log Cabin Democrat – October 29, 2004

Item 4 – “Campaign for Fortney suspended” – Arkansas Democrat Gazette – Saturday, October 30, 2004

Item 5 – “Visionary sees thriving future through Pine Street development” – Log Cabin Democrat – April 3, 2005

Item 6 – “Legislators to recap session: Local lawmakers set to discuss issues at forum” – Log Cabin Democrat – April 17, 2005

Item 7 – “A hot time at the capitol” – 10 Best and 10 worst Arkansas legislators – Arkansas Democrat Gazette – Sunday May 15, 2005

Item 8 – “State’s school-fiscal distress actions defended” – Arkansas Democrat Gazette – Friday, October 28, 2005

Item 9 – “Hands-on Beebe credited for smooth session” – Arkansas Democrat Gazette – Sunday, April 8, 2007

Item 10 – “Women and Politics” – Women’s Inc. – June/July 2007

File 18 – Photos

Env 1 – State Representative Betty Pickett’s 1st and 2nd Term photos – 2003, 2004

Env 2 – State Representative Betty Pickett, Justice of the Peace Anna Harrell, Senator Gilbert Baker and State Representative Sandra Prater at the Mayflower Area Chamber of Commerce annual banquet, Mardi Gras Extravaganza– March 2003 (includes notecard from Mozella Flucht)

Env 3 – State Representative Betty Pickett and others at the Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial (group identified on copy of photo in envelope) – 2003

Env 4 – Governor Mike Huckabee, Senator Gilbert Baker, State Representatives Betty Pickett and Sandra Prater at a press conference/meeting - May 2003

Env 5 – State Representative Betty Pickett and unidentified group in meeting – February 2004

Env 6 – Arkansas State Capitol decorated with holiday lights with fireworks – c. 2005

Env 7 – State Representative Betty Pickett with pages from the Arkansas State Capitol – c. 2005-2007

Env 8 – State Representative Betty Pickett speaking at a L.E.A.D. Arkansas (Arkansas House Democratic Caucus) event – c. 2005

Env 9 – Judge Preston Scroggins, State Representative Sandra Prater, Justice of the Peace Anna Harrell, and State Representatives Robbie Wills and Betty Pickett – c. 2005

Env 10 – State Representatives Betty Pickett, Robbie Wills and Sandra Prater with Senator Gilbert Baker and Judge Preston Scroggins at the Arkansas State Capitol – c. 2005

Env 11 – State Representatives Betty Pickett and Robbie Wills with an unidentified man – c. 2005

Env 12 – State Representative Betty Pickett with Houston Nutt and Frank Broyles at the Northwest Arkansas’s Nite Out Razorback Tailgating Party – c. 2005

Env 13 – Senator Gilbert Baker, State Representatives Betty Pickett, Eddie Hawkins, Sandra Prater, and Robbie Wills with an unidentified man – c. 2007

Env 14 – State Representative Betty Pickett with a group from the Faulkner County Leadership Institute with State Representative Robbie Wills and Senator Gilbert Baker at the Arkansas State Capitol – c. 2007

Env 15 – State Representative Betty Pickett with Conway High School students at the Arkansas State Capitol – March 2007

Env 16 – State Representative Betty Pickett with Central Baptist College students at the Arkansas State Capitol – March 2007

Env 17 – Representative Betty Pickett presents a check to Debra Robinson and the Conway Senior Center – December 3, 2007

Env 18 – State Representatives Betty Pickett and Robbie Wills with Senator Gilbert Baker and a group from Conway Christian School at the Arkansas State Capitol – c. 2007

Env 19 – State Representative Betty Pickett and other legislatures in a group photo in support of the American Heart Association - 2008

End of Box 2

End of Subseries I

 

Series III – State Representative Betty Pickett (Served 2002-2008)

Subseries II – Arkansas Legislature – Summaries/Reports

Not in Box

ITEM 1 – Large Binder – Arkansas Legislative Digest - 84th General Assembly – 2003 – NOT IN BOX

ITEM 2 - Large Binder – Arkansas Legislative Digest - 86th General Assembly – 2007 – NOT IN BOX

ITEM 3 – Orientation Manual - 34th Institute of Legislative Procedure – 2002 – NOT IN BOX

ITEM 4 – Orientation Manual – 36th Biennial Institute of Legislative Procedure – 2006 – NOT IN BOX

 

Series III – State Representative Betty Pickett (Served 2002-2008)

Subseries II - Arkansas Legislature

Box 1 - Summaries /Reports

2002

File 1 – Booklet – “Election Directory 2002” – Farm Bureau Arkansas – 2002, 2008

2003

File 2 – Handbook – Arkansas Freedom of Information Handbook – 11-12th Edition, 2003, 2006

File 3 – House of Representatives, 84th General Assembly – 2002-2003

File 4 – Election Laws of Arkansas and Constitution of the State of Arkansas of 1874 – Issued by the Elections Division of the Office of Secretary of State: Charlie Daniels - 2003 Edition

File 5 – Booklet – “Leadership & Legacy:  Governor Mike Huckabee’s Legislative Agenda – 84th General Assembly” – January 14, 2003

File 6 – Summary of Action on General Legislation by the 84th General Assembly of the State of Arkansas – 2003

File 7 – Preliminary Summary and Summary of General Legislation - Second Extraordinary Session of the 84th General Assembly of the State of Arkansas – 2003-2004

2005

File 8 – Newsletter – Legisbrief – National Conference of State Legislatures – 2005-2006

File 9 – Summary of General Legislation – 85th General Assembly of the State of Arkansas - 2005

File 10 – 2005 Arkansas Legislative Roster, 85th General Assembly – Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas - 2005

2006

File 11 – Booklet – “50 States Comparisons” – Demographics, Taxes & Revenues, Government, Economic, Education, Natural Resources, Transportation, Public Safety & Courts, Health & Welfare – 2006 Edition

File 12 – Report – “Adult Correctional Systems”- submitted to the Fiscal Affairs and Government Operations Committee of the Southern Legislative Conference of the Council of State Governments - 2006

File 13 – 2006 Arkansas Election Calendar: Election Dates and Information – 2006

End of Box 1

 

Series III – State Representative Betty Pickett (Served 2002-2008)

Subseries II - Arkansas Legislature

Box 2 - Summaries/Reports

2006

File 1 – Summary of General and Fiscal Legislation – 85th General Assembly – 1st Extraordinary Session – May 2006

File 2 – Report to the Arkansas General Assembly and Governor – Tobacco Settlement Proceeds Act of 2000 Program Performance and ATSC Recommendations – Submitted by the Arkansas Tobacco Settlement Commission – August 1, 2006

File 3 – 2005-2006 Fiscal Year Annual Report for the Arkansas Division of Health Tobacco Prevention and Education Program, July 1, 2005-June 30, 2005 – Center for the Study of Tobacco:  Arkansas Statewide Tobacco Programs and Services (AR Stops)

File 4 – Staff reports of licensing/regulatory agencies, selected general government agencies, and selected transportation and commerce agencies – Prepared for the Government Accountability and Efficiency Review Subcommittee of the Joint Committee on State Agencies and Governmental Affairs – 2006

2007

File 5 – Directory of Arkansas Elected Officials – 2007-2008

File 6 – Directory – Arkansas Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Membership Directory - 2007

File 7 – Directory – County and District Officials Directory – Association of Arkansas Counties – 2007-2008

File 8 – Report – “Adult Correctional Systems”- submitted to the Fiscal Affairs and Government Operations Committee of the Southern Legislative Conference of the Council of State Governments - 2007

File 9 – 86th General Assembly – 2007 Regular Session Pocket Guide

File 10 – Membership Directory – Arkansas Society of Professional Lobbyists – 2007

File 11 – Summary of General Legislation – 86th General Assembly of the State of Arkansas - 2007

File 12 – House Resolution 1031 (To amend the rules of the House of Representatives of the Eighty-Sixth General Assembly) - House Caucus Meeting of the Arkansas House of Representatives – October 18, 2007

2008

File 13 – Annual report of the Arkansas Uniform Laws Commission - 2008

File 14 – 2008 State Policy – Arkansas Farm Bureau – 2008

File 15 – 2008 Directory of Arkansas Municipal Officials – 2008

File 16 – Information on legislative committees

End of Box 2

 

Series III – State Representative Betty Pickett (Served 2002-2008)

Subseries II – Arkansas Legislature

Box 3 - Miscellaneous

File 1 – Information on the Lost Cherokee of Arkansas and Missouri, Inc. – 2008

File 2 – Information on the Connect Arkansas initiative – 2008

File 3 – Tort Reform - 2003-2004

File 4 – Information on the use of credit information in insurance underwriting

File 5 – Information on the State Board of Cosmetology

File 6 – Information on the Jury Patriotism Act

File 7 - Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Senate and House Interim Committees on State Agencies and Governmental Affairs of the Arkansas General Assembly – Thursday, April 27, 2006

Topics:
-          Minutes approval of the February 13, 2006 meeting
-          Interim Study Proposal 2005-120 by Senator Broadway proposing an Interim Study of Disaster Preparedness in the State of Arkansas - includes a copy of the study proposal
  • Current level of preparedness for a catastrophic event (Guests: John Brackin and David Maxwell)
  • Current level of preparedness for earthquake and the Arkansas Geological Commission’s Needs (Guests: Bekki White)
  • Current Level of Preparedness for Pandemic and DHHS’s Related needs (Guests:  Donnie Smith)

 

File 8 - Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Arkansas Legislative Council – Friday, August 15, 2008

Topics:
-          Minutes approval of June 20, 2008 meeting
-          Presentation of revenue reports for 2008 (Guest:  Richard Wilson)
-          Report of the Executive Subcommittee (Rep. Sullivan and Sen. Wilkins)
-          Reports of Standing Committees
  • Administrative Rules and Regulations
  • Charitable, Penal, & Correctional Institutions
  • Claims Review
  • Code Revision
  • Game and Fish/State Police
  • Higher Education
  • Hospital and Medicaid
  • Litigation Reports Oversight
  • Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review
  • Policy-Making
  • Review
  • Uniform Personnel Classification and Compensation Plan
-          Reports of Interim or Special Committees
-          Review of Communications
  • Reports submitted by the Arkansas Building Authority
  • Reports submitted by the Arkansas Development Finance Authority
  • Monthly reports for June/July 2008 from Capital Zoning District Commission
  • Reports from the Department of Community Correction
  • Reports submitted by the Department of Corrections
  • Quarterly report from the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality
  • Monthly general revenue report from the Department of Finance and Administration
  • Reports from the Department of Health and Human Services
  • Report from the Arkansas Insurance Department
  • Quarterly report by the Public Service Commission
  • Reports by the Arkansas State Highway commission
  • Monthly reports by the Arkansas State Police
  • Reports by the Department of Workforce Services
-           Proposed creation of Special Subcommittee on Property Taxes of the Legislative Council
-          New proposals and resolutions
  • Interim Study Proposal 2007-224 – mini-trucks
  • Interim Study Proposal 2007-225 – charitable bingo
  • Interim Study Proposal 2007-228 – rehabilitation for persons with mental illness
  • Interim Study Proposal 2007-229 – donation of blood without parental permission
  • Interim Study Proposal 2007-230 – charitable bingo and raffles

 

File 9 – Agenda – Old Conway Design Overlay District – Design Review Board meeting – August 28, 2008

File 10 – Bill Number:  HB 2360

Title:  The Economic Development and Public Accountability Act

Assembly:  84th General Assembly – Regular Session – 2003

Includes Central Arkansas Economic Development Strategic Plan

File 11 – Bill Number:  HB 2749

Act Number:  1813 of 2003

Title:  An act to clarify the purpose for obtaining a private club permit; and for other purposes

Assembly:  84th General Assembly – Regular Session – 2003

Bill Number: HB 2747

Title:  An act concerning the procedure for reapplication for a private club permit; and for other purposes

Includes correspondence on private clubs and alcohol sales

File 12 – Bill Number: HB 2726

Act Number:  1800 of 2003

Title:  An act to allow county and district courts to be included in the definition of “claimant agencies” to allow them to setoff fines against state tax refunds

Assembly:  84th General Assembly – Regular Session, 2003

File 13 – Bill Number:  SB 1037

Title:  An act to create registration and maintenance procedures for certain abandoned cemeteries

Assembly:  85th General Assembly – Regular Session – 2005

File 14 - Bill Number:  HB 2072

Title: An act to ensure that the general assembly is fully apprised of the costs and benefits of economic incentive programs provided under the Consolidated Incentive Act of 2003; to require annual cost-benefit analyses of Economic Incentive Act of 2003; to authorize the Division of Legislative Audit to prepare annual cost-benefit reports regarding economic incentive programs provided under the consolidated incentive Act of 2003

Assembly:  85th General Assembly – Regular Session – 2005

Includes material on Incentive Grant Programs

File 15 – Bill Number:  HB 1293

Act Number: 139

Title:  An act to allow a circuit court to extend the duration of an order of protection

Assembly:  86th General Assembly – Regular Session – 2007

Includes research material on domestic violence and info from the Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence

File 16 – Bill Number:  HB 1315

Act Number:  870

Title:  An act concerning the review of technical and general services contracts by the Arkansas Legislative Council

Assembly:  86th General Assembly – Regular Session – 2007

Includes research material on technical and general services contracts, purchasing law and service procurement

File 17 – Bill Number:  HB 1427

Title:  An act to establish the “Arkansas Community Assistance Act of 2007”; to create the Arkansas Community Assistance Commission

Assembly:  Assembly:  86th General Assembly – Regular Session – 2007

End of Box 3

End of Subseries II

 

Series III – State Representative Betty Pickett (Served 2002-2008)

Subseries III – Education

Box 1 - Legislative Committees - Agendas, Exhibits and Reports

2002

File 1 – Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Senate Interim Committee on Education and the House Interim Committee on Education – Thursday, December 19, 2002

Topics:
-          Minutes approval of October 25, 2002 meeting
-          Discussion of Supreme Court Ruling in Lake View v. Huckabee, et al (Guests: Mr. Timothy G. Gauger and Mr. Tristan D. Greene) – includes the appeal and petition documents
-          Discussion of Lake View decision by Legal Counsel for other parties involved (Guests:  Mr. Roy C. “Bill” Lewellen and Mr. David Matthews)
-          Discussion of Lake View decision from a regional perspective by Mr. Mark Musick
 

2003

File 2 – Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Joint Committee on Education Adequacy – February 26, 2003

Topics:
-          Adoption of Committee Rules – Includes Rules and Procedures for the Joint Committee
-          Review of Act 94 of 2003 “An Act to Create the Joint Committee on Educational Adequacy” – Includes a copy of Act 94 of 2003
-          Discussions on proposals for adequacy studies – Includes proposals by the National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) and Picus and Associates, as well as a comparison summary
 

File 3 – Proposed Adequacy Study for Arkansas with addendums by Picus and Associates – February-March 2003

File 4 – Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Joint Committee on Education Adequacy – Wednesday, March 5, 2003

Topics:
-          Review of draft contract with Picus & Associates for conducting an adequacy study
-          Review of the Lake View vs. Huckabee, et al decision (Guests:  Mr. Timothy G. Granger and Mr. Tristan D. Greene)
 

File 5 – Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Senate Committee on Education, House Committee on Education and the Joint Committee on Educational Adequacy – March 12, 2003

Topics:
-          Review contract with Picus & Associates for conducting an adequacy study (Guests:  Mr. Timothy G. Granger and Mr. Tristan D. Greene)
-          Discuss issues related to education standards and accreditation – Includes a PowerPoint presentation, “A Look at Standards” by the Arkansas Department of Education (Guests:  Mr. Raymond Simon)
 

File 6 – Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Joint Committee on Educational Adequacy – April 11, 2003

Topics:
-          Discussion of various facets of the contract with Picus & Associates for conducting adequacy study – Includes State of Arkansas Professional/Consultant Services Contract for Picus and Associates(Guests:  Dr. Larry Picus and Dr. Allan Odden)
 

File 7 – Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Educator Compensation Subcommittee of the Joint Committee on Educational Adequacy – Tuesday, May 20, 2003

Topics:
-          Includes Recommendations from the Arkansas School Boards Association
-          Developing a compensation strategy for Arkansas:  Goals, Objectives and Design Principles  - Includes presentation “Arkansas: Developing Differentiated Compensation for Teachers – Kick off Session & Milestone #2:  Teacher Compensation Strategy “  (Guest: Dr. Allan Odden and Dr. Marc Wallace)
 

File 8 – Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Joint Committee on Educational Adequacy – Wednesday, May 21, 2003

Topic:
-          Discussion of Act 1816 of 2003 “An Act to Create a Health Advisory Committee; To Coordinate Efforts to Combat the effects of Inadequate Health Care on the Educational Performance of Children in Arkansas School Systems; and for other purposes” (Guests:  Rep. Janet Johnson) – Includes copy of Act 1816 of 2003 and statistics on children with disabilities in Arkansas school districts
-          Continued discussion of various facets of the adequacy study (Guests:  Dr. Larry Picus, Dr. Allan Odden)
 

File 9 – Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Joint Committee on Educational Adequacy – Thursday, June 12, 2003

Topics:
-          Developing a compensation strategy for Arkansas:  Goals, Objectives and Design Principles  - Includes presentation “Arkansas: Developing Differentiated Compensation for Teachers – Milestone #2:  Teacher Compensation Strategy “ (Guest: Dr. Allan Odden)
 

File 10 – Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Joint Committee on Educational Adequacy– Monday, July 14, 2003

Topics:  Review of Cost Model  - (Guests:  Dr. Larry Picus, Dr. Allan Odden, and Mr. Mark Fermanich)
-          Presentation of Cost Estimates – Original model, cost of proposed modifications for special education, gift education and LEP, Cost of other changes proposed by professional judgment panels (See file #)
-          Detailed decision making on parameters of cost model
-          Discussion of proration methods
 

File 11 – Meeting presentation and supporting documents – “An Evidenced-Based Approach to School Finance Adequacy in Arkansas” by Picus and Associates for the Joint Committee on Educational Adequacy – July 14-16, 2003 meeting

File 12 – Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Joint Committee on Educational Adequacy – Tuesday, July 15, 2003

Topic:  Teacher Compensation – (Guests:  Dr. Larry Picus, Dr. Allan Odden, and Dr. Marc J. Wallace)
-          External Market Analysis
-          Internal Gap Analysis - Includes presentation “Arkansas: Developing Differentiated Compensation for Teachers – Milestone #3:  Gap Analysis”
-          Overview of alternative knowledge and skill-based pay structure
-          Decisions on salary structure and levels
 

File 13 – Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Accountability Subcommittee of the Joint Committee on Educational Adequacy - Tuesday, July 29, 2003

Topics:
-          Discussion of Subcommittee’s Responsibilities (Exhibit C missing)
-          Overview of the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) Accountability System
  • Discussion of the Arkansas Comprehensive Testing, Assessment and Accountability Program (ACTAAP) (Guests:  Mr. Janine Riggs and Dr. Charity Smith) – Includes copy of Arkansas Comprehensive Testing, Assessment and Accountability Program Act (Exhibit D1-2 missing)
  • Discussion of the school and school district report cards (Guests:  Mr. James Boardman) – Includes a copy of Act 668, “An Act to establish an office of accountability within the state department of education; to provide for annual school district report card; to create an advisory committee on accountability; and for other purposes” and a copy of School Performance Report Act
  • Discussion of the Arkansas Public School Computer Network (APSCN) (Guests:  Dr. Woodrow E. “Woody” Cummins, Jr.)
  • Discussion of Act 1467 of 2003, “The Omnibus Quality Education Act of 2003” (Guests: Mr. Scott Smith) -  Includes ADE Proposed Rules and Regulations Governing Distance Learning, Identifying and Governing the Arkansas Fiscal Assessment and Accountability Program, and Governing the Guidelines, Procedures, and Enforcement of the Arkansas Public School Choice Act (Exhibit D4-1, 2 and 6 are missing)

 

File 14 – Agenda and meeting/hearing exhibits/handouts - Accountability Subcommittee of the Joint Committee on Educational Adequacy - Tuesday, August 12, 2003

Topic:
-          Approval of minutes for the July 29, 2003 meeting
-          Discussion of the structure of accountability systems in other states – Presentation, “Assessment and Accountability: Measuring Student Achievement and School Progress”
-           (Guest: Dr. Thomas H. Fisher)
-          Public hearing concerning Arkansas accountability system – 11:00 am
-          Discussion of subcommittee’s report to the Joint Committee on Educational Adequacy – includes copy of the Accountability Report by the Accountability Subcommittee of the Joint Committee on Educational Adequacy
 

ITEM 15 – Binder of Data and information - Accountability Subcommittee of the Joint Committee on Educational Adequacy – August 14, 2003

ITEM 16 – Reports and Recommendations – Joint Committee on Educational Adequacy of the Arkansas General Assembly – September 1, 2003

File 17 – Material presented to the House Higher Education Permanent Subcommittee of Education by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) (Guest:  Linda Beene) – Tuesday, September 30 & Monday, October 27, 2003

2004

File 18 – Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Higher Education Subcommittee of the Arkansas Legislative Council – Wednesday, May 5, 2004

Topics:
-          Official forecast of General Revenue, May 4, 2004 (Guest: Richard Weiss)
-          New four-year institution funding formula and follow-up form previous meeting (Guest:  Linda Beene)
-          Topics of recommendations of the Higher Education Subcommittee (Guest: Rep. Jacobs and Senator Baker) – includes copy of recommendations
 

File 19 – Minutes and exhibits/handouts – Joint Meeting of the Senate and House Interim Committees on Education – Thursday, June 2, 2004

Topics:
-          Discussion of proposed meeting dates for the House and Senate Interim Committees on Education
-          Discussion of educational issues to be reviewed by the House and Senate Interim Committees on Education
-          Update on the status of school districts’ copier contacts with Global Business Solutions, Inc.
 

File 20 – Report – “Arkansas Statewide Educational Facilities Assessment,”-  Final report to the Joint Committee on Educational Facilities by the Task Force to Joint Committee on Educational Facilities - November 30, 2004

File 21 – Minutes – Joint Meeting of the House and Senate Interim Committees on Education – December 15 & December 16, 2004

Topics:
December 15, 2004 -
-          Consideration of Interim Study Proposals (ISPs)
  • ISP 2003-172 – Requesting a study of the impact of allowing employees of state-supported institutions of higher learning to receive compensation for unused sick leave at retirement
  • ISP 2003-43 – An act to require that a trained health professional be present at all secondary school football games
  • ISP 2003-164 – Requesting the House & Senate Interim Committee on Education to study the disparity in teachers’ salaries among the various school districts in Arkansas
-          Update on the implementation of Act 603 of 2003, “An act to require public schools to create a parental involvement plan
-          Discussion of issues related to post-secondary scholarships
-          Discussion of the school information portals
December 16, 2004-
-          Discussion of issues related to the implementation of Act 102 of the Second Extraordinary Session to require that advanced placement courses be available in the 4 core areas in high school
-          Update on the activities of the Ad Hoc Act 64 subcommittee
-          Update on the activities of the joint committee on educational facilities
-          Review of the recommendations of the two-year college and technical institute study committee – includes copy of recommendations
-          Discussion of the high objective uniform state standards of evaluation (H.O.U.S.S.E.) provisions of the federal No Child Left Behind Act as applicable to special education teachers
-          Discussion of the educational issues to be addressed by the 85th Arkansas General Assembly
 

2005

File 22 – Agendas – 85th General Assembly – Regular Session – Monday, April 4, 2005

File 23 - Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Senate Interim Committee on Education and the House Interim Committee on Education – Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Topic:
-          Minutes approval of June 2, 2005 meeting
-          Continued discussion of issues related to the student achievement gaps (Guest: Dr. Robert Johnston) – includes presentation “Closing the Academic Achievement Gap”
-          Review of the June 9, 2005, decision by the Arkansas Supreme Court to recall the mandate in Lake View v. Huckabee (Guests:  Mr. Timothy C. Gauger, Mr. Tristan D. Greene) - includes copy of the decision
-          Continued discussions of the adequacy review to be conducted by the House and Senate Interim Committees on Education – includes a draft of “Request for Qualifications: Educational Adequacy Assessment Update” (Exhibit E1 missing)
 

File 24 - Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Senate Interim Committee on Education and the House Interim Committee on Education –Thursday, July 14, 2005

Topics:
-          Minutes approval of June 21, 2005 meeting – includes minutes of the this meeting (July 14, 2005)
-          Adoption of bills and resolutions referred during the 2005 Session for Interim Study (Exhibit C1-3 missing)
  • HB 2438 – An act to require the State Board of Education to prescribe uniform college level preparatory and grade point average requirements
  • HB 2708 – An act to require schools of the State of Arkansas to follow a uniform school calendar
  • SB 1007 – An act to align classroom time requirements
-          Adoption of interim study proposals referred by the Arkansas Legislative Council
-          Introduction of assistant commissioners and other administrative personnel (Guest:  Dr. Ken James)
-          Review of the results of the Spring 2005 Administration of the Grade 11 Literacy Exam – (Guest:  Dr. Gayle Potter) – (Exhibit F is missing)
 

File 25 – Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Higher Education Subcommittee of the Arkansas Legislative Council – Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Topics:
-          Discussion of Act 1973 of 2005 concerning Tax-Deferred Tuition Savings Program
-          Item referred from Legislative Council, May 20, 2005 concerning issues related to nursing shortage
 

File 26 – Report recommending Picus and Associates to conduct an evaluation and update of the financing of Arkansas’s Educational Adequacy Standards Financing – Joint Evaluation Subcommittee of the House Interim Committee on Education and the Senate Interim Committee on Education – September 15, 2005

File 27 – Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Higher Education Subcommittee of the Arkansas Legislative Committee – Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Topics:
-          Includes a meeting summary from the July 27, 2005 meeting
-          Discussion of Act 1014 of 2005 concerning Student Advising (Guest: Rep. Dewayne Mack) – includes a copy of the act
-          Preliminary student enrollment data (Guest: Linda Beene) – includes data of Arkansas colleges and universities – 2001-2005
-          Retention and Graduation Rates (Guest: Linda Beene) – includes rates of first-time freshmen at AR public universities, fall 1992-2004 and correspondence from UCA President, Lu Hardin
 

File 28 – Special Report – “Administrative Expenditures: Arkansas Public Schools” - Legislative Joint Auditing Committee – October 14, 2005

File 29 - Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Senate Interim Committee on Education and the House Interim Committee on Education – Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Topics:
-          Minutes approval of September 15, 2005 meeting
-          Update on the activities of the Joint Evaluation Subcommittee of the House and Senate Interim Committee on Education (Guests:  David Bisbee and Jodie Mahony)
-          Review of the report “A Trend Analysis of Grade Inflation in Arkansas High Schools” (Guests: Dr. Sean W. Mulvenon – includes copy of report
-          Review of the State’s accounting system for public school expenditures (Guests:  Dr. Bobbie Davis and Mr. Bill Goff) – includes the “Arkansas School and Educational Service Cooperative Financial Accounting Manual"
-          Review of reports filed by administratively consolidated or administratively annexed school districts as required by Act 2321 of 2005 (Exhibit F missing)
  • Dr. Diana Julian – Assistant Commissioner, Division of Learning Services, ADE
  • Mr. Scott Smith – Chief Counsel, ADE
  • Mr. Ron Brawner – Superintendent, Greenland School District
  • Mr. Opal Crow – Assistant Superintendent, Star City School District
  • Mr. Ronnie W. Holt - Superintendent, Malvern School District
  • Mr. Roy Kirkland, Jr. - Superintendent, Barton-Lexa School District
  • Mr. Mark A. Rector - Superintendent, Mountain View School District
  • Mr. Dan M. Shepherd - Superintendent, Marion School District
  • Ms. Karen C. Smith – Principal, Evening Shade Elementary, Cave City School District
  • Ms. Paulette Smith - Superintendent, Fouke School District
-          Review of the Arkansas Department of Education’s initiatives to address issues related to the achievement gap in public school student performance (Guests: Dr. Diana Julian and Dr. Dave Westmoreland)
 

File 30 – Agenda and meeting exhibits/ handouts – Higher Education Subcommittee of the Arkansas Legislative Council – Thursday, October 27, 2005

Topics:
-          Five Year History of Cost Attendance (Guest: Linda Beene) – Includes an annualized cost of attendance for universities (2001-2006)
-          General revenue funding history (Guest: Jerri Derlikowski) – includes handout on revenue funding and distribution of funds
-          Initial response to questions concerning enrollment, graduation and retention data (Guest:  Linda Beene) – includes the questions of different representatives and charts tables to answer those questions
 

File 31 - Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Joint Adequacy Study Oversight Subcommittee of the Senate Interim Committee on Education and the House Interim Committee on Education – Thursday, December 1, 2005

Topic:
-          Review of scope of work provision of the Picus and Associates Contract (Guest: Ms. Sara Isreal) – Includes the “Educational Adequacy Standards Contract” with Picus and Associates
-          Review of the scope of the recalibration effort (Guests:  Dr. Larry Picus and Dr. Allan Odden) – Includes a list of possible issues to consider when recalibrating Arkansas’ adequacy funding model
-          Review of the scope of the data collection for the school analyses and sampling methodology for the site interviews (Guests:  Dr. Larry Picus and Dr. Allan Odden) – includes a data collection template
-          Review of initial draft of web-based school district survey (Guests:  Dr. Larry Picus and Dr. Allan Odden) – includes a copy of the survey
 

End of Box 1

 

Series III – State Representative Betty Pickett (Served 2002-2008)

Subseries III – Education

Box 2 - Legislative Committees – Agendas, Exhibits and Reports

2006

File 1 - Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Joint Adequacy Study Oversight Subcommittee of the Senate Interim Committee on Education and the House Interim Committee on Education – Thursday, January 19, 2006

Topics:
-          Minutes approval of the December 1, 2005 meeting
-          Review of the status of the adequacy study (Guests:  Dr. Larry Picus and Dr. Allan Odden)
-          Review of the status of the recalibration effort (Guests: Mr. Michael E. Goetz)
-          Review and approval of the web-based survey instrument (Guests: Dr. Larry Picus)
-          Discussion of the framework for expenditure analysis (Guests: Dr. Gary W. Ritter) – includes presentation “Framework for expenditure Analysis for Arkansas Adequacy Study” and handout
-          Discussion of the sample for field work (Guests:  Ms. Michelle Turner Mangan)
 

File 2 – Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Higher Education Subcommittee of the Arkansas Legislative Council – Thursday, January 26, 2006

Topics:
-          Review of the proposed budget forms for the Institutions of Higher Education for the 2007-2009 biennium (Guest:  Linda Beene) – includes samples of those forms
-          Comments on efforts of the Department of Higher Education (Guest: Gilbert Baker)
-          Follow-up by the Department of Higher Education from previous meetings (Guest: :Linda Beene)  - includes institutional data
 

File 3 – Hearing agenda, exhibits/handouts – Senate Interim Committee on Education and the House Interim Committee on Education – Tuesday, February 7, 2006 – contains all the exhibits

Topics:
-          Equality of Teacher’s Salaries
  • Report of Teacher Salaries Comparison (Guest: Jerri Derlikowski)
  • Discussion of language in the June 2004 Lake View opinion regarding the use of local funds to support higher teacher salaries (Guest: Tim Gauger)
  • Report of the Impact of the State’s efforts to reduce the disparity in teacher salaries (Guest: Don Stewart)
  • Discussion of written testimony submitted regarding teacher salaries
-          Health Insurance
  • Discussion of issues related to teacher health insurance (Guest: Sharon Dickerson)
  • Discussion of written testimony submitted regarding teacher health insurance
-          Funding Education First
  • Explanation of appropriation v. funding process (Guest: Ken Dick)
  • Discussion of the Funding Education First process (Guest: Ken Dick Mike Stormes)
  • Discussion of written testimony submitted regarding Funding Education First
-          Educational Adequacy Fund
  • Report on amounts budgeted for the Biennium (Guest: John Kunkel, Richard Weiss)
  • Arkansas Department of Education’s recommendations regarding the use of any surplus in the Education Adequacy Trust Fund (Guest:  Ken James)
  • Discussion of written testimony submitted regarding Educational Adequacy Fund

 

File 4 – Hearing agenda, exhibits/handouts – Senate Interim Committee on Education and the House Interim Committee on Education Hearing – Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Topics:
-          Categorical Education Programs – includes all the exhibits
  • Alternative Learning Environments (ALE) (Guest: Tristan Greene)
  • English Language Learners (ELL) (Guests: Tristan Greene)
  • National School Lunch Act (NSLA) (Guest: Tristan Greene)
  • Professional Development (PD) (Guest: Janine Riggs)
-          Discussion of fiscal and legal issues associated with Categorical Education Programs (Guests: Kim Chavis, Matthew Miller, Richard Wilson)
 

File 5 – Hearing agenda, exhibits/handouts – Senate Interim Committee on Education and the House Interim Committee on Education Hearing – Wednesday, February 22, 2006 (1 of 2)

Topics:
-          Foundation Funding
  • Description of Funding Matrix (Guest: Tristan Greene)
  • Economic effects of inflation (Guest:   Richard Wilson and John Shelnutt)
  • Local tax collection rate (Guest: Page Kutait and Tim Jones
  • Funding structure and impact of loss of students (Guests: Tim Gauger and Tristan Greene)
-          Costs of complying with state curriculum and operation requirements
  • Teacher Retirement System Benefits (Guests: David Malone and Tristan Greene)
  • Unfunded Mandates (Guests Kim Chavis and Tristan Greene)
-          School district fund balances or reserves
  • Description of school district fund balances or reserves (Guests: Tristan Greene)
  • Level of Fund Balances (Mr. Bill Goff)
  • Relation to fiscal distress designation (Guests: Bobbie Davis)

 

File 6 – Hearing agenda, exhibits/handouts – Senate Interim Committee on Education and the House Interim Committee on Education Hearing – Wednesday, February 22, 2006 (2 of 2)

File 7 – Public Hearing exhibits/ handouts – Academic Facilities Oversight Committee – February 28, 2006

Topics:
-          Testimony covering all agenda items
-          Testimony covering debt service funding
-          Testimony covering possible fund transfer mechanisms for unallocated revenues
-          Testimony covering facilities funding for growth districts
-          Testimony covering academic facilities wealth index formula
 

File 8 - Agenda and hearing exhibits/handouts – Senate Interim Committee on Education and the House Interim Committee on Education –Tuesday, March 7, 2006

Topic:
-          Review of the hearing process
-          Review of the report of the Academic Facilities Oversight Committee (Guests:  Shane Broadway, David Cook, and Sara Israel)
  • Review of the report
  • Discussion of the report by the Interim Committee
-          Review of the report on Legislative Hearings in response to the December 15, 2005 opinion of the Arkansas Supreme Court in Lake View (Guest: Ms. Kim Chavis) – includes copy of draft
  • Foundation Funding
  • Categorical Funding
  • Funding Education First and the Educational Adequacy Fund
  • Teacher Salaries
  • Health Insurance
  • Costs of Compliance (Alleged Unfunded Mandates)
-          Discussion of the development of the committees’ report
 

File 9 – Hearing agenda, exhibits/handouts – Senate Interim Committee on Education and the House Interim Committee on Education Hearing – Thursday, March 16, 2006

Topics:
-          Review of the adoption of the report of the Academic Facilities Oversight Committee (Guests: Senator Shane Broadway, Rep. David Cook and Sara Israel)
-          Review and adoption of the report on legislative hearings in response to the December 15, 2005 Lake View opinion of the Arkansas Supreme Court – includes copy of draft
 

File 10 - Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Joint Adequacy Study Oversight Subcommittee of the Senate Interim Committee on Education and the House Interim Committee on Education – Thursday, March 16, 2006

Topics:
-          Minutes approval of the January 19, 2006 meeting
-          Review of the preliminary results of the web-based survey (Guest: Dr. Larry Picus) – includes presentation, “Arkansas Adequacy District Implementation Survey:  Initial Results”
-          Review of the preliminary results of the school districts expenditure analysis (Guest: Dr. Gary W. Ritter) – Includes presentation “Expenditure Analysis for Arkansas Adequacy Study – Initial Findings”
-          Review of the status of the adequacy study  (Guests:  Dr. Larry Picus and Dr. Allan Odden)
 

File 11 – Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Higher Education Subcommittee of the Arkansas Legislative Council – Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Topics:
-          Includes a meeting summary from this meeting
-          Continued follow-up by the Department of Higher Education from previous meeting (Guest:  Linda Beene) - includes institutional data and follow questions/answers from this meeting
 

File 12 – Special Report – “Arkansas Public School Districts:  Summary of Costs for the Year Ended June 30, 2005 – Legislative Joint Auditing Committee – May 12, 2006

File 13 – Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts - Joint Adequacy Study Oversight Subcommittee of the House and Senate Interim Committee on Education – Thursday, May 17, 2006

Topics:
-          Minutes approval of the March 16, 2006 meeting
-          Discussion of issues related to the Arkansas Recalibration Study (Guests: Larry Picus and Allan Odden) – Includes handout titled, “Estimated per Pupil Funding Level for 2007-8”
 

File 14 - Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Joint Adequacy Study Oversight Subcommittee of the House and Senate Interim Committee on Education – Thursday, May 18, 2006

Topics:
-          Continued discussion of issues related to the Arkansas Recalibration Study (Guests:  Larry Picus and Allan Odden)
 

File 15 – Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Joint Adequacy Study Oversight Subcommittee of the House and Senate Committee on Education – Thursday, June 15, 2006

Topics:
-          Minutes approval of the May 17-18, 2006 meeting
-          Discussion of School Resource Use Study (Guest:  Allan Odden and Michelle Turner Mangan) – includes presentation “Level and Use of Resources in Arkansas: Are Use Patterns Consistent with Doubling Student Performance?”
-          Discussion of the Preliminary Report by Picus and Associates, “Recalibrating the Arkansas School Funding Structure” – includes a working draft of “Recalibrating the Arkansas School Funding Structure”  and “State of Arkansas School Funding Analysis” by Picus and Associates
 

File 16 – Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Senate Interim Committee on Education and the House Interim Committee on Education – Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Topics:
-          Minutes approval of the April 25 and May 12, 2006 meetings – includes minutes
-          Review of issues pertaining to distance learning for students and teachers, including professional development, as required by Act 57 of the Second Extraordinary Session of 2003 (Guests: Janine Riggs and Jim Boardman)
-          Discussion of the Arkansas Science and Technology Authority’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Projects (Guests: John Ahlen and Gail McClure)
-          Review of components of Arkansas Comprehensive Testing, Assessment, and Accountability (ACTAAP) Program and related reports and information including a performance rating system, an augmented testing system, longitudinal tracking, growth models, and the Learning Institute as required by Act 57 of the Second Extraordinary Session of 2003 (Guests:  Ken James, Jim Boardman, Diana Julian, Gayle Potter, Charity Smith)
-          Review of statewide programs that impact student achievement, including Smart Start Initiative and the Smart Step Initiative and programs designed to meet the academic performance requirements of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, specifically the America’s Choice Program as required by Act 57 of the Second Extraordinary Session of 2003 (Guests: Rebecca Dalton, Diana Julian, and Charles Watson)
-          Review of the state’s pre-school programs (Guest: Tonya Russell)
Includes:
-          “2005 Arkansas School Performance Report” by the Arkansas Department of Education
-          Recommendations by the Arkansas Advisory Committee on Accountability called “Act 35 Requirements:  Developing a School Rating System for Annual Performance”
-          Act 57 of the 2nd Extraordinary Session
 

File 17 – Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts - Joint Adequacy Study Oversight Subcommittee of the House and Senate Committee on Education – Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Topics:
-          Discussion of issues related to Senate Bill 398 – An act to allow the residents of a school district to petition the State Board of Education for a recommendation for making change in the boundaries of the school district and the adjoining school district (Guest: Honorable Sue Madison)– includes copy of SB 398
-          Discussion of issues related to interim study proposal 2005-151 - Requesting that the House Adequacy Study Oversight Subcommittee of the House Interim Committee On Education and The Senate Education Adequacy Study Oversight Subcommittee of The Senate Interim Committee On Education conduct a study of The State Board Of Education's authority to change boundaries for school districts that are being consolidated or annexed or have been consolidated or annexed in the preceding five (5) years and to consider if such changes are necessary to better serve the needs of students (Guests: Honorable Sue Madison, Don Stewart, and Scott Smith) -  includes copy of ISP 2005-151
-          Discussion of the Formative Assessment System (“Chunk Testing”) used by the Hot Springs School District (Guests: Roy Rowe and Joel Rush) – includes presentation by The Learning Institute
-          Discussion of the issues related to the transportation component of the Arkansas Recalibration Study (Guest: Larry Picus) – includes draft report
 

File 18 – Draft reports by Picus and Associates to the Joint Adequacy Study Oversight Subcommittee – July 20-21, 2006

  • Arkansas Recalibration Report (revised) – includes report
  • School District Expenditure Analysis:  Comparing 2003-04 and 2004-05 Revenue and Expenditure in Arkansas Schools (revised) – includes report
  • Pupil Transportation Adequacy in Arkansas – includes report

 

File 19 – Testimony regarding the recalibration report by Picus and Associates for the adequacy study submitted to the Adequacy Study Oversight Subcommittee of the House and Senate Interim Committees on Education – August 15, 2006

File 20 – Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Senate Interim Committee on Education and the House Interim Committee on Education – Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Topics:
-          Review of Teacher recruitment, retention, and compensation, including the Bureau of Legislative Research’s Teacher Supply and Demand Study, as required by Act 57 of the Second Extraordinary Session of 2003
-          Review of teacher salaries in Arkansas and other states
-          Submission of these reports:
  • Educating Rural Arkansas:  Declining Enrollment, Isolated Schools and High Poverty Districts – includes report
  • Review of Q-Comp and Knowledge and Skills-Based Pay Systems -
  • Programs for Teachers in Hard to Recruit and Retain Geographical and Subject Areas – includes report
  • After-School and Summer School Programs – includes reports
-          Review of the State’s accreditation standards and curricular requirements
 

File 21 – Report – “Alternative Learning Environment Report” – Research Project 05-112 – Prepared for the Adequacy Study Oversight Subcommittee of the House and Senate Committees on Education – August 23, 2006

File 22– Drafts – “Recalibrating the Arkansas School Funding Structure” by Picus and Associates for the Adequacy Study Oversight Subcommittee of the House and Senate Interim Committees on Education of the Arkansas General Assembly – August 8 & August 27, 2006

End of Box 2

 

 

Series III – State Representative Betty Pickett (Served 2002-2008)

Subseries III – Education

Box 3 - Legislative Committees – Agendas, Exhibits and Reports

File 1 – Draft and Final Report and recommendations on Legislative Hearings for the 2006 Interim Study on Educational Adequacy (Act 57 of the Second Extraordinary Session of 2003) – Adequacy Study Oversight Subcommittee to the House and Senate Interim Committee on Education – August 30, 2006

File 2 – Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Higher Education Subcommittee of the Arkansas Legislative Council – Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Topics:
-          Operating needs and recommendation for the institutions of higher education (Guest:  Linda Beene)
 

File 3 – Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Higher Education Subcommittee of the Arkansas Legislative Council/Joint Budget Committee – Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Topics:
-          Agenda intuition and agency summaries
-          Report - “Proposed Utilization of the Higher education funding Recommendations for 2007-2009” by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education
 

2007

File 4 – Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Higher Education Subcommittee of the Arkansas Legislative Council – Thursday, June 14, 2007

Topics:
-          Representative Thyer’s letter requesting a review of actions concerning the opening of a Northwest Arkansas branch of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) – includes copy of letter and other info on the topic
-          Interim Study Proposal 2007-001 (Senate Resolution 7) – Requesting a subcommittee of the Legislative Council to review the distribution of funds among institutions of higher education – includes correspondence and copy of proposal
-          Major funding for the 2007-2009 Biennium – includes distribution of funds chart for institutions of higher education
-          Relevant 2007 Regular Session Acts and Interim Study Proposals – includes list and copies all all listed acts and proposals
 

File 5 – Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Senate Interim Committee on Education and House Interim Committee on Education – Thursday, July 12, 2007

Topics:
-          Minutes approval of the May 15, 2007 meeting
-          Adoption of Interim Study Proposals
  • Study Proposal 2007-163 - Establishing a program to provide free meals to students who are eligible for reduced price meals (Exhibit D missing)
  • Study Proposal 2007-188 – Requesting that the House and Senate Interim Committees on Education conduct a study of teacher health insurance
    • A discussion of future committee actions concerning interim study proposals dealing with public school employee health insurance issues (Exhibit E1-E3 missing)
-          Update on implementation of legislation pertaining to public education enacted by the 86th Arkansas General Assembly (Guest: Ken James)
-          Discussion of issues pertaining to Distance Learning
  • History of Arkansas Distance Learning (Guest: Jim Boardman)
  • Overview of Arkansas Distance Learning infrastructure (Guest:  Belinda Kittrell)
  • Overview of resources available to school districts (Guest:  Jim Boardman)
  • Discussion of role of the ADE Support for Technology coordinators (Guest: Jim Boardman)
  • Discussion of role of ADE Support for Distance Learning Coordinators (Guest: Dee Cox)
  • Role of State Distance Learning Coordinator (Guest: Cathi Swan)
  • Role in implementation of Distance Learning Services (Guest: Cathi Swan)
  • Overview of Distance Learning Providers (Guest: Dee Cox)
  • Introduction of new Distance Learning Providers (Guest: Dee Cox)
  • Discussion of Arkansas Distance Learning Portal (Guest: Cathi Swan)
  • Discussion of Arkansas Distance Learning Data (Guest: Jim Boardman, Dee Cox, and Cathi Swan)

 

File 6 – Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Higher Education Subcommittee of the Arkansas Legislative Council – Thursday, August 16, 2007

Topics:
-          Selected recent data reflecting current view of higher education remediation, retention and graduation in Arkansas
-          Higher education distance learning courses – 2003-2007 delivery method, summary of courses and section with faculty thought percent
-          Interim Study Proposal 2007-001 (Senate Resolution 7) – Requesting a subcommittee of the Legislative Council to review the distribution of funds among institutions of higher education – referred by the council May 18, 2007
-          Major funding for the 2007-2009 Biennium
-          Relevant 2007 Regular Session Acts and Interim Study Proposals – Summary Listing
 

File 7 – Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Task Force on Higher Education Remediation, Retention and Graduation Rates – Organizational meeting - Thursday, August 16, 2007

File 8 - Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Joint Adequacy Evaluation Oversight Subcommittee of the House and Senate Interim Committees on Education – Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Topics:
-          Review of legal issues concerning educational adequacy (Guests: Matt McCoy) – includes a summary of education laws relevant to adequacy
-          Discussion of the results of a survey on teacher attrition (Guests: Richard Wilson) – includes research report “Teacher Attrition in Arkansas: A Supplement to Teacher Supply and Demand in Arkansas” – July 2007 (also includes the originals report from August 2006, “Teacher Supply and Demand in Arkansas”)
-          Discussion of timeline for the adequacy study (Guests: Jerri Derlikowski) – includes a draft timeline
-          Overview of adequacy studies conducted around the country (Guests: Richard Wilson and Brent Benda)
-          Discussion of survey instruments to be used in the adequacy study (Guests:  Richard Wilson and Jerri Derlikowski) – includes information on adequacy study survey questionnaires and Research Project 07-184, outlining the approaches to conducting adequacy studies
 

File 9 – Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Task Force on Higher Education Remediation, Retention & Graduation Rates, Higher Education Subcommittee of the Arkansas Legislative Council Meeting Jointly – Monday-Tuesday, October 8-9, 2007

Topics:
October 8, 2007
-          “State Approaches to Increasing Postsecondary Completion Rates” (Guest:  Dave Spence) – includes presentation handout
-          “State Perspective: Arkansas’s Needs for Economic Growth and Competitiveness” (Guest:  John Allen) – includes presentation
-          “Why Higher Ed and Why Now” (Guest: Julie Bell) – includes presentation
-          “A Framework for Higher Ed Reform” (Guest:  Dennis Jones) – includes presentation
October 9, 2007
-          “Expanding Educational Opportunity and Access for the Next Generation of Arkansans” (Guest: Blanche Lincoln)
-          Discussion of Policy Approaches to Higher Ed Challenges (Guest:  Dennis Jones)
-          “Is Progress in Degree Completion at Risk?  Lessons from the 50th Anniversary SREB Fact Book on Higher Education” (Guest: Joe Marks) – includes presentation
-          National Perspective:  Achieving the Dream – Community Colleges Count (Guest: Richard Kazis) – includes article and presentation
 

File 10 – Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Joint Adequacy Evaluation Oversight Subcommittee of the House and Senate Interim Committees on Education – Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Topics:
-          Discussion of the use of evaluation research in the development of education policy (Guests: Jerri Derlikowski and Brent Benda) - includes report
-          Update on fiscal issues related to educational adequacy – includes tables
-          Discussion of issues related to interim study proposal 2007-011 – Requesting a study in cooperation with the department of education to develop more detailed, uniform reporting requirement for fund balances and fund balances for categorical funding – includes discussion report
 

File 11 – Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Senate and House Interim Committees on Education – Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Topics:
-          Minutes approval for the September 26-28 & October 10, 2007 meetings
-          Adoption of Interim Study Proposals – includes copies of both proposals
  • Interim Study Proposal 2007-206 – Requesting the House Interim Committee on Education and Senate Interim Committee on Education Study the Effectiveness of the Partnerships in Comprehensive Literacy Programs (PICL) as implemented in Central Arkansas, the expansion of PICL into partnerships with four (4) education service cooperatives, and the need for additional state funding of that expansion
  • Interim Study Proposal 2007-205 – Requesting the House and Senate Interim Committees on Education review the adequacy of educational programs provided in the State’s Juvenile Detention Centers
-          Update on the state’s pre-school programs (Guest:  Tonya Russell) – includes a presentation “Arkansas Better Chance: Program Update”
 

File 12 - Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Joint Adequacy Evaluation Oversight Subcommittee of the House and Senate Interim Committees on Education – Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Topics:
-          Minutes approval for the October 10, 2007 meeting
-          Discussion of issues related to High Quality Teachers (Guests: Jerri Derlikowski and Brent Benda)- Includes information packet on Highly Qualified Teachers which was prepared and submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of Act 57 of the 2nd Extraordinary Session of 2003
-          Update on legal issues related to educational adequacy (Guests:  Cheryl Reinhart) – Includes chronology of milestones and a summary of the May 31, 2007 Supreme Court decision on Lake View as well as summary of education laws relevant to adequacy
 

File 13 – Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Task Force on Higher Education Remediation, Retention and Graduation Rates – November 15, 2007 – includes presentations

File 14 – Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Higher Education Subcommittee of the Arkansas Legislative Council – Thursday, December 20, 2007

Topics:
-          Review of 2009-2011 Biennial Budget Recommendation Forms for institutions of higher education as submitted by the Department of Higher Education – includes blank forms
 

File 15 – Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Task Force on Higher Education Remediation, Retention and Graduation Rates – December 20, 2007 – includes presentations

Topics:
-          Minutes approval for the November 15, 2007 meeting – includes minutes
-          Overview of research on remediation from a two-year college perspective (Guests: Clarence “Chip” Ates and Steven Murray) – includes presentations
-          Overview of research on the K-12 role in college success
  • Rigor and Relevance – The Smart Core Curriculum (Guests: Ken James)
  • Networks of Support for at Risk Students (Guests:  Tom Kimbrell)

 

2008

File 16 – Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Senate Interim Committee on Education and the House Interim Committee on Education – Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Topics:
-          Minutes approval of the November 6, 2007 meeting – includes meeting
-          Discussion of issues related to the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) Program (Guests: Connie Choate, Carol Massey, Britt Humphries) – includes information
-          Discussion of the education status of children of deported illegal immigrants (Guests: Ken James, Scott Smith)
-          Update on issues related to Adolescent Literacy (Guest: Ken James) – includes a SREB report
 

File 17 – Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts - Task Force on Higher Education Remediation, Retention and Graduation Rates – January 17, 2008 – includes presentations

Topics:
-          Minutes approval for the December 20, 2007 meeting – includes minutes
 

File 18 - Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Higher Education Subcommittee of the Arkansas Legislative Council – Thursday, January 17, 2008

Topics:
-          University of Washington National Study by State of Institutional Tuition and Mandatory Fee 2002-03 through 2006-07 – includes copy of the study
 

File 19 – Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Joint Adequacy Evaluation Oversight Subcommittee of the House and Senate Interim Committees on Education – Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Topics:
-          Minutes approval of the January 9, 2008 meeting
-          Update on issues related to academic facilities (Guests: Shane Broadway and David Cook)
-          Discussion of issues related to No Child Left Behind and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) (Guests: Ken James, Janinne Riggs) – includes presentation
-          Discussion of issues related to Educational Excellence Trust Fund (Guest: Lori Bowen and Cheryl Reinhart) – Includes report from Bureau of Legislative Research, comparisons, history and distributions of the trust
-          Update on issues pertaining to teacher recruitment and retention programs (Guests: Jerri Derlikowski) – includes information
 

File 20 – Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Higher Education Subcommittee of the Arkansas Legislative Council – Thursday, February 14, 2008 – includes handouts for all topics

Topics:
-          Tuition and mandatory fees with/without lotteries
-          National Survey on remediation and use of completers for funding purposes
-          Graduation rates of remediated students and all students
 

File 21 – Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Joint Adequacy Evaluation Oversight Subcommittee of the House and Senate Interim Committees on Education – Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Topics:
-          Minutes approval for the March 13, 2008 meeting – missing minutes
-          Update on the activities of the Governor’s Task Force on After School Programs (Guest: Shane Broadway)
-          Discussion of the Arkansas Comprehensive School Improvement Program (ACSIP)  (Guest:  Diana Julian)
-          Discussion of waivers granted by the Arkansas Department of Education to allow school districts to utilize USLA funds for teacher salaries pursuant to interim study proposal 2007-057 (Guest: Bobbie Davis) – missing exhibit e
-          Discussion of written testimony submitted by various education associations regarding concerns about the state’s current system of funding for public education (Guests: Dan Farley, Tom Kimbrell, Rich Nagel, Dale Query) – includes reports from each association
 

File 22 – Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Joint Adequacy Evaluation Oversight Subcommittee of the House and Senate Interim Committees on Education – Thursday, April 10, 2008

Topics:
-          Discussion of issues related to student transportation (Guest: Richard Wilson)
-          Discussion of issues related to student mobility
-          Discussion of issues related to school employee health insurance pursuant to interim study 2007-014 and 2007-188 (Guest: Sharon Dickerson) – missing exhibit d1 and d2
 

File 23 – Research Report – “Analysis of Arkansas School District Financial, Student, and Achievement Data for 2007, 2006 and 2005 School Years, Volume I, II” – Prepared for the Joint Adequacy Evaluation Oversight Subcommittee of the House and Senate Interim Committees on Education – April 23, 2008

File 24 – Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Senate Interim Committee on Education and the House Interim Committee on Education – Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Topics:
-          Minutes approval of the March 11, 2008 meeting – minutes included
-          Discussion of travel authorization and reimbursement (missing exhibit c)
-          Discussion of issues regarding teacher retention – includes a teacher retention matrix and other materials (Guest: Beverly Williams)
-          Discussion of Interim Study Proposal 2007-165 by Rep. Blount – To create an interim study committee to consider the development of an inclusive Birth to Kindergarten teaching license in Arkansas – includes copies of study proposal
 

File 25– Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Task Force on Higher Education Remediation, Retention & Graduation Rates – Thursday, May 15, 2008

Topics:
-          Discussion of reports from the task force workgroups
  • 4-year workgroup – includes report
  • 2-year workgroup – includes report
  • K-12 workgroup – includes report

 

File 26 – Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Higher Education Subcommittee of the Arkansas Legislative Council/Task Force on Higher Education Remediation, Retention & Graduation Rates – Thursday, May 15, 2008

Topics:
-          Minutes approval from the April 15, 2008 meeting
-          Presentation by Murphy Oil Commission (Guest: Mr. Claiborne Deming)
-          Presentation by the Economic Development Commission (Guest: Maria Haley)
-          Memorandum from Steve Floyd  concerning States’ Admission Policies
 

File 27 – Research Report – “A Comprehensive Review of School District Utilization of State Resources provided for K-12 Public School Education Adequacy, Volume I, II – Prepared for the Joint Adequacy Evaluation Oversight Subcommittee of the House and Senate Interim Committees on Education – May 2008

File 28 – Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Joint Adequacy Evaluation Oversight Subcommittee of the House and Senate Interim Committees on Education – Monday, June 2, 2008

Topics:
-          Minutes approval for the May 7, 2008 meeting – include copy of minutes
-          Discussion of inflationary and other adjustments to the funding matrix (Guest: Richard Wilson)
 

File 29 - Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Joint Adequacy Evaluation Oversight Subcommittee of the House and Senate Interim Committees on Education – Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Topics:
-          Update on activiites of the Arkansas Teacher Housing Development Foundation (Guest: Melanie Yelder) – includes progress report
-          Discussion of final report concerning the adequacy of Arkansas’s system of public education – (Guests: Richard Wilson, Jerri Derlikowski, Nell Smith) – includes draft of the report and other supporting material
 

File 30 - Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Joint Adequacy Evaluation Oversight Subcommittee of the House and Senate Interim Committees on Education – Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Topics:
-          Minutes approval of the June 2-3, 2008 meetings – includes copy of minutes
-          Discussion of issues pertaining to the Transportation Component of the Funding Matrix
-          Review and formal adoption of the draft report concerning the adequacy of Arkansas’s system of Public Education (Guest: Richard Wilson and Nell Smith) – includes draft
 

File 31 - Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Joint Adequacy Evaluation Oversight Subcommittee of the House and Senate Interim Committees on Education – Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Topics:
-          Minutes approval for the August 6, 2008 meeting – includes minutes
-          Review and formally adopt the  draft report concerning the adequacy of Arkansas’s system of public education and refer the report to the House and Senate Interim Committees on Education (Guests: Richard Wilson and Nell Smith) – Includes report
 

File 32 – Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Senate Interim Committee on Education and the House Interim Committee on Education – Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Topics:
-          Continued discussion of the draft report concerning the adequacy of Arkansas’s system of public education (Guests: Richard Wilson and Nell Smith)
-          Discussion of issues pertaining to extracurricular athletic activities and travel (Guests: Lance Taylor)
 

File 33 - Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Senate Interim Committee on Education and the House Interim Committee on Education – Monday, September 22, 2008

Topics:
-          Minutes approval of August 28, 2008 meeting
-          Discussion on Interim Study Proposal 2007-037 by Rep. Nancy Blount, “An Act to Create the Mobile Learning Commission” (Guests: Ms. Brenda Haynes, Dr. Billy Hudson, Dr. Julie Hudson) – includes copy of act
-          Discussion of issues related to school employee health insurance (Guests: Ms. Sharon Dickerson and Mr. Dan Marzoni)
 

File 34 - Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Higher Education Subcommittee of the Arkansas Legislative Council/ Committee – Thursday, November 13, 2008

Topics:
-          Institutions’, Technical Institutes and Dept. of Higher Education appropriation requests
 

File 35 – Reports given to the Arkansas Legislative Council/Joint Budget Committee – 2008

End of Box 3

 

 

Series III – State Representative Betty Pickett (Served 2002-2008)

Subseries III – Education

Box 4 – Legislation and Supplemental Research

Education

File 1 – Bill Number:  HB 1566

Title:  An act to reorganize the governance of school district boards of education; to create local school councils

Assembly:  84th General Assembly – Regular Session – 2003

Includes research material on school district membership and organization, school consolidation

File 2 – Bill Number:  HB 2237

Title:  An act to increase the number of hours of training that members of the school boards area required to take following election

Assembly:  84th General Assembly – Regular Session – 2003

File 3 – Bill Number:  HB 2517

Title:  An act to increase the number of hours of training that a newly elected member of a school board of directors is required to obtain following election

Assembly:  85th General Assembly – Regular Session – 2005

File 4 – Bill Number:  HB 2524

Title:  An act concerning the organization of the department of education, the division of public school accountability; the division of Public school Academic Facilities; to establish and clarify the authority of the State Board of Education

Assembly:  85th General Assembly – Regular Session – 2005

File 5 – Bill Number:  HB 1385

Title:  An act to provide for student representation on the state board of education and school district boards of directors; and for other purposes

Assembly:  86th General Assembly – Regular Session – 2007

Includes research material on State Education Governance and student leadership in education

File 6 – Bill Number:  HB 1467

Title:  An act to provide that annual school elections will be held on a date consistent with general elections

Assembly:  86th General Assembly – Regular Session – 2007

File 7 – Bill Number:  HB 1477

Title:  An act to protect public school buildings from fire hazards; to ensure regular fire inspections for all public school buildings in the state of Arkansas; and for other purposes

Assembly:  86th General Assembly – Regular Session – 2007

Includes research material on school safety

File 8 – Bill Number: 1563

Title: To amend 6-11-101 to clarify the composition of the state board of education

Assembly:  86th General Assembly – Regular Session – 2007

File 9 – Bill Number:  HB 1730

Title:  An act to develop guidelines for endorsed concurrent enrollment courses that may be taught along with advanced placement courses in high schools; to repeal the concurrent enrollment course approval panel; and for other purposes

Assembly:  86th General Assembly – Regular Session – 2007

Includes information on concurrent enrollment

File 10 – Bill Number: HB 1751

Act Number: 617

Title:  An act to make technical corrections in the Arkansas Code to use the correct term for Education Service Agency

Assembly:  86th General Assembly – Regular Session, 2007

File 11 – Bill Number:  HB 2210

Act Number:  1587

Title:  An Act to Provide to Public School District Boards of Directors Access to Legislation Concerning Public School Funding

Assembly:  86th General Assembly – Regular Session – 2007

File 12 – Bill Number:  HB 2217

Act Number:  1588

Title:  An Act to Provide Notice of Public School District Boards of Directors’ Meetings on Public School District Websites

Assembly:  86th General Assembly – Regular Session – 2007

File 13 – Bill Number:  HB 2670

Title:  An act to provide for the use of block scheduling in Arkansas Public Schools

Assembly: 86th General Assembly – Regular Session, 2007

Includes some information on block scheduling

File 14 – Information on alternative learning programs

File 15 – Information on Advanced Placement – 1995, 2006

File 16 – Information on charter schools – 2000-2005

File 17 – School Efficiency Criteria – 2003

File 18 – Information on school consolidation & reorganization including the and Act 60 (“The Public Education Reorganization Act”) – 2003- 2004

File 19 – Virtual Academies - Arkansas Virtual School (ARVS) and Arkansas Virtual Academy (ARVA) - 2004

File 20 – Material on/from educational programs and organization (KIDS COUNT, Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families, Arkansas Department of Education)

File 21 – Information on public school administrators and teachers

File 22 – Information on education assessment and benchmarks

File 23 – Recommended education legislation for the 85th General Assembly – First Extraordinary Session, 2006

Higher Education and Remediation

File 24 – Bill Number:  HB 2516

Title:  An act to require remediation for students scoring below nineteen (19) on the American College Test; and for other purposes

Assembly:  85th General Assembly – Regular Session – 2005

Includes material on ACT, remediation and college preparedness

File 25 - Bill Number:  HB 2667

Title:  An act to provide free tutoring to tenth and eleventh grade students who score below nineteen (19) on the American College Test (ACT)

Assembly:  86th General Assembly – Regular Session – 2007

File 26 – Bill Number:  HB 2325

Act Number:  1592

Title: An act to improve retention and graduation rates at public colleges and universities by providing a mechanism to distribute incentive funding for improved student outcomes

Assembly:  86th General Assembly – Regular Session – 2007

Includes research material on incentive funding to public universities and colleges

File 27 – Bill Number:  HB 2659

Title:  An act to repeal act 1974 of 2005 regarding retention and graduation rates at public colleges and universities for the 2007-2009 Biennium

Assembly:  86th General Assembly – Regular Session – 2007

File 28 – Bill Number:  HB 2660

Act Number:  1600

Title:  An act to request that the House Interim Committee on Education and the Senate Interim Committee on Education study the requirements for obtaining four-year degree in education in Arkansas

Assembly:  86th General Assembly – Regular Session – 2007

File 29 – Information on Higher Education

File 30 – Enrollment and staff/student hour ratio information for higher education

File 31 – Funding and budget information for higher education

File 32 – Articles on higher education

File 33 – Material on higher education – technical colleges

File 34 – Material on nursing education

File 35 – Material on Remediation, Retention and Graduation Rates in education

File 36 – Higher Education in Colorado

End of Box 4

 

Series III – State Representative Betty Pickett (Served 2002-2008)

Subseries III – Education

Box 5 – Legislation and Supplemental Research

Education Funding

File 1 – Bill Number:  HB 2508

Title:  Arkansas Public School Academic Facilities Funding Act

Assembly:  85th General Assembly – Regular Session – 2005

Includes information and statistics on facilities funding

File 2 – Bill Number:  SB 261

Title:  An act to make an appropriation for grants and aid to local school districts and special programs for the department of education for the biennial period ending June 30, 2009; and for other purposes

Assembly:  86th General Assembly – Regular Session – 2007 – Joint Budget Committee

Includes SB 21 a similar bill from 1st Extraordinary Session, 2006

File 3 – Bill Number:  HB 1441

Title:  An act to prohibit the use of public funds by public schools and school boards for the benefit of individuals except in certain circumstances

Assembly:  86th General Assembly – Regular Session – 2007

Includes research material school disbursements

File 4 – Bill Number:  HB 2287

Act Number:  1591

Title:  An Act to Promote Best Financial Management Practices for Public School Districts and Require Minimum Qualifications for School Districts Business Managers

Assembly:  86th General Assembly – Regular Session – 2007

File 5 – Bill Number: HB 2708

Title:  An act concerning school district’ records of used and accumulated leave by administrators; and to clarify payment for unused leave

Assembly:  86th General Assembly – Regular Session - 2007

File 6 – Gambling revenues and education funding – 1995-1996

File 7 – Educational voucher programs – 1992- 2002

File 8 – Information on Arkansas public school funding

File 9 – Education funding matrix/formulas

File 10 – Information on facilities funding

Athletic Funding in Schools

File 11 – Bill Number:  HB 1008

Title:  An Act to track the amount of state funds that are used to support interschool athletic programs and interschool scholastic activities in public schools; and for other purposes

Assembly:  84th General Assembly – Second Extraordinary Session – 2003

File 12 – Bill Number:  HB 2916

Title:  An act to amend the reporting requirements for interschool athletic programs; and for other purposes

Assembly: 85th General Assembly – Regular Session – 2005

File 13 – Bill Number:  HB 1460

Act Number: 255

Title:  An act to revise accountability and review requirements concerning athletic expenditures by public schools; and for other purposes

Assembly:  86th General Assembly – Regular Session – 2007

File 14 – Information and correspondence on athletic revenues and expenditures in schools - 2003-2004

File 15 – Information and correspondence on athletic revenues and expenditures in schools – 2005-2008

Accountability

File 16 – Bill Number:  HB 1270

Title: An act to divide the department of education into the department of curriculum and instruction and the department of accountability

Assembly:  84th General Assembly – Regular Session - 2003

File 17 – Bill Number:  HB 1009

Act Number:  Act 90

Title:  An act to create the division of public school accountability and the division of public school academic facilities; to require the realignment of the Department of Education; to change the term of office of members of the state board of education; and for other purpose

Assembly:  84th General Assembly – Second Extraordinary Session – 2003

File 18 – Bill Number:  HB 1088

Title:  An act to create education assistance teams for schools in school improvement; to allow the state board of education to intervene when necessary to restore safety and an orderly learning environment in a school

Assembly:  84th General Assembly – Second Extraordinary Session- 2003

Includes research material on accountability and assistance teams

Quality Teachers

File 19 – Bill Number: HB 2489

Title: The Arkansas online professional development initiative.

Assembly:  85th General Assembly – Regular Session – 2005

Includes research material on professional development for teachers

File 20 – Bill Number:  HB 1468

Title:  An act to increase the availability of quality substitute teachers for employment by public school districts in Arkansas; and for other purposes

Assembly:  86th General Assembly – Regular Session – 2007

File 21 – Bill Number:  HB 1478

Title:  The Education Service Cooperative Act of 2007

Assembly:  86th General Assembly – Regular Session – 2007

Includes Research Project 06-177 – “Comparison of Arkansas Education Service Cooperative Network to Three Other State Networks” by the Bureau of Legislative Research – November 8, 2006 and other research material on Education Cooperatives

File 22 – Information on quality teacher recruitment and retention

Certified Speech Pathologists in Public Schools

File 23 – Bill Number:  HB 1622

Title:  An act to ensure the availability and retention of certified speech-language pathologists.

Assembly:  85th General Assembly – Regular Assembly – 2005

Includes correspondence and research for HB 1622 on speech-language pathology in Arkansas – includes information on Medicaid in Schools Program and other budgeting/salary issues, & certification details

File 24 – Bill Number:  HB 1344

Title:  An act for the department of education – certified speech-language pathologist bonuses appropriation for the 2007-2009 Biennium

Assembly:  86th General Assembly – Regular Session – 2007

End of Box 5

 

Series III – State Representative Betty Pickett (Served 2002-2008)

Subseries III – Education

Box 6 – Legislation and Supplemental Research

Lake view v. Huckabee, et al materials

File 1 – Special Master’s Report to the Supreme Court of Arkansas on the Lake View v. Huckabee et. al - Special Master Bradley D. Jesson Special Master David Newbern – February 2004

File 2 – Special Master’s Report to the Supreme Court of Arkansas on the Lake View v. Huckabee et. al - Special Master Bradley D. Jesson Special Master David Newbern – June 2005

File 3 – Presentation – “The Lake View Case and Educational Adequacy” by M. Olin Cook – Given to the Arkansas House of Representatives on September 3, 2003

File 4 – Article – “Lessons from Lake View:  Some Questions and Answers from Lake View School District No. 25 v. Huckabee” by David R. Matthews, representative for Rogers, Bentonville School Districts in the case – c. 2003

File 5 – Court documents – Lake View v. Huckabee et. al – c. 2003

File 6 – Transcripts of proceedings – Lake View v. Huckabee, et. al – March 10-11, 2004

File 7 – Audio cassette – Extracts from the Lake View Rulings: Alma School District – c. 2004

File 8 – Report – “A Report Responding to the December 15, 2005, Opinion of the Arkansas Supreme Court in Lake View” – Revised and adopted April 7, 2005

File 9 – Lake View Court opinion – Supreme Court of Arkansas No. 01-836 – December 15, 2005 – includes highlights and summary

Educational Adequacy and Adequacy Study

File 10 – Material on Educational Adequacy

File 11 – Material on No Child Left Behind Act

File 12 – Information packet on the adequacy study – c. 2005

File 13 – Information on adequacy study

File 14 – Information on standards on curriculum and accreditation

File 15 – Information on Act 35

End of Box 6

 

Series III – State Representative Betty Pickett (Served 2002-2008)

Subseries III – Education

Box 7 – Publications and Reports

1992

File 1 – Rules and Regulations – Minimum Schoolhouse Construction Standards – Arkansas Department of Education - 1992

1996

ITEM 2 – A Study of the Arkansas Department of Education – c. 1996

File 3  – Report – “Arkansas School Facilities Needs Assessment Report” – Arkansas Department of Education - 1996

1998

File 4 – Audio Cassette Tape – “The Smart Way to Start” – Arkansas Department of Education’s Smart Start Summit - 1998

File 5 – Poll – The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies 1998 National Opinion Poll on Education - 1998

File 6 – Report – “Streamlining and Cost-Saving Opportunities in Arkansas’ K-12 Public Education System” – Murphy Commission – September 1998

File 7 – Guide – “Arkansas Education Resource Guide” – Calling the Roll: Study Circles for Better Schools program – by Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL) – September 1998

2000

File 8 – Report – “Facing the Facts about Arkansas Education” by the Arkansas Business & Education Alliance – August 2000

2001

File 9 – Report – “Teacher Recruitment: Staffing Classrooms with Quality Teachers” by Eric Hirsch – National Conference of State Legislatures – February 2001

File 10 – Booklet – 2001-02 Arkansas Academic Cost Accounting: A Uniform Reporting of Education and General Revenues and Expenditures, and Academic Productivity – Arkansas Department of Higher Education – 2001

2002

File 11 – Article – “Inefficient Education Spending in Public School Districts:  A Case for Consolidation” by Marvin E. Dodson, III and Thomas A. Garrett – Working Paper Series, The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis - 2002

File 12 – Programs for Language Minority Students – Arkansas Department of Education – 2002-2003

File 13 – Report and recommendations – Arkansas Blue Ribbon Commission on Public Education – July 2002

File 14 – Booklet – “Miles to Go, Arkansas – Beyond High School:  Economic Imperatives for Enlarging Equity and Achievement” – Southern Education Foundation (SEF) – 2002

File 15 – Article – “Pre-College Outreach and Early Intervention” by Laura W. Perna & W. Scott Swail – The NEA Educational Journal – c. 2002

2003

File 16 – Report – “State-supported Pre-Kindergarten in SREB Region:  Growing in Hard Times” – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) - 2003

File 17 – Study and summary report – “Tax Options for Arkansas: Funding Education after the Lake View Case” – Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation – July 2003

File 18 – School Laws of Arkansas – Volume I & II - Second Extraordinary Session of the 84th General Assembly of the State of Arkansas – 2003

ITEM 19 – Standards – Arkansas Department of Education – March 2003

End of Box 7

 

Series III – State Representative Betty Pickett (Served 2002-2008)

Subseries III – Education

Box 8 – Publications and Reports

2004

File 1 – Report – “Doing the Math: Southern State School Finance Systems” – Southern Legislative Conference, Jonathan R. Watts Hull - 2004

File 2 – Booklet – “Challenges & Opportunities: State Legislative Views on Higher Education” – Results of the 2003 Higher Education Issues Survey – National Education Association (NEA) – 2004

File 3 – 2 reports – “Measuring Up 2004: The National and State Report Card on Higher Education” – The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education - 2004

File 4 – Booklet – “Goals for Education” – Challenge to Lead Series: Arkansas – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) – 2004

File 5 – Booklet – “Creating College Opportunity for All: Prepared Students and Affordable Colleges” – Challenge to Lead Series – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) - 2004

File 6 – Report – “A Matter of Degrees:  Improving Graduation Rates in Four-Year Colleges and Universities” by Kevin Carey and the Education Trust – May 2004

File 7 – Report – Report on College Financial Assistance Programs – Arkansas Department of Higher Education – June 2004

File 8 – Financial Statements – University of Arkansas at Little Rock – June 30, 2004

File 9 – Annual Financial Report – University of Arkansas System – June 30, 2004

File 10 – Report – “Higher Education Studies, Reports and Surveys in the SREB States” – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) – November 2004

File 11 – Fact Sheets for Arkansas Public Higher Education – ALC/JBC Higher Education Subcommittee – Arkansas Department of Higher Education - November 16, 2004

File 12 – Report – “Moving Forward” – The Two-Year College and Technical Institute Study Committee of the Arkansas General Assembly – December 2004

ITEM 13 – Financial Accounting Manual (codes) – State of Arkansas: Arkansas School and Educational Service Cooperative – Arkansas Department of Education – April 7, 2004

2005

File 14 – Summary of the Legislation enacted by the 85th Arkansas General Assembly concerning Public Education – 2005

File 15 – Directory – 2005-2006 Arkansas Education Directory – Arkansas Department of Education – 2005

File 16 – Annual Statistical Report – Public Schools of Arkansas and Education Service Cooperatives (ASR) – Arkansas Department of Education – 2005-2006 Actual, 2006-2007 budgeted

File 17 – Annual Statistical Report - Public Schools of Arkansas and Education Service Cooperatives (ASR) - Arkansas Department of Education – 2006-2007 Actual, 2007-2008 budgeted

File 18 – Report – “Keeping America Competitive: Five Strategies to Improve Mathematics and Science Education” by Charles Coble and Michael Allen – Education Commission of the States – July 2005

File 19 – Summary report – “The 2005 Legislative Briefing” – Southern Regional Education Board – October 2005

File 20 – Report – Arkansas Department of Education Grants – Compiled by the Division of Legislative Audit for the year ended June 30, 2005

File 21 – Report – Arkansas Department of Education Grants – Federal Funds – Compiled by the Division of Legislative Audit for the year ended June 30, 2005

2006

File 22 – Report – Review of Increases in State Operating Revenue and Fund Balances for the year ending June 30, 2005 – Update to Summary of State Operating Revenues and Fund Balances - Arkansas Public School Districts – Compiled by the Division of Legislative Audit – October 13, 2006

File 23 - Report – “Measuring Up 2006: The State Report Card on Higher Education” – The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education - 2006

File 24 – Newsletter – Fact Book Bulletin – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) – February 2006

File 25 – Report – “Legislators Leading Change:  Developing a Statewide Agenda for Higher Education Productivity” – An Institute for State Legislators – September 2006

File 26 – Report – “Holding Colleges and Universities Accountable for Meeting State Needs” – Challenge to Lead Series – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) – 2006

File 27 – 2006 K-12 Education Comparative Data Report – prepared for Fiscal Affairs and Government Operations Committee of the Southern Legislative Conference of the Council of State Governments – 2006

End of Box 8

 

Series III – State Representative Betty Pickett (Served 2002-2008)

Subseries III – Education

Box 9 – Publications and Reports

2007

File 1 – Report – “Evaluation of Current APSCN Financial Management and Student Management Information Systems in the Arkansas Department of Education” for the State of Arkansas Bureau of Legislative Research, The General Assembly’s Senate Committee on Education, and the General Assembly’s House Committee on Education – InfoSENTRY Services, Inc. – February 15, 2007

File 2 – Report – “Clearing the Paths to College Degrees:  Transfer Policies in SREB States” – Challenge to Lead Series – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) – 2007

File 3 – Report – “High School to College and Careers: Aligning State Policies” – Challenge to Lead Series – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) – 2007

File 4 – Publication – “Building on Results:  A Blueprint for Strengthening the No Child Left Behind Act” by Secretary Margaret Spellings of the US Department of Education – January 2007

File 5 – Report - Department of Education Grants – Division of Legislative Audit – for the year ended June 30, 2007

File 6– 2007 K-12 Education Comparative Data Report – prepared for Fiscal Affairs and Government Operations Committee of the Southern Legislative Conference of the Council of State Governments - 2007

File 7 – Summary – Education Summary 2007 Regular Session – 86th General Assembly – June 2007

ITEM 8 – Legislative Handbook – Arkansas Department of Education – 86th General Assembly - 2007

2008

File 9 – Report – “Knocking at the College Door:  Projections of High School Graduates by State and Race/Ethnicity 1992-2022” – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education and ACT College Board – March 2008

End of Box 9

End of Subseries III


Series III – State Representative Betty Pickett (Served 2002-2008)

Subseries IV – Health Insurance, Retirement and Salaries of State Employees

Box 1

File 1 - Bill Number:  HCR 1019

Title: Requesting that the house and senate interim committees on education conduct a study on requiring parity in stipends and supplemental pay among certified public school employees

Assembly – 86th General Assembly – Regular Session – 2007

File 2 – Bill Number: HB 1519

Title: An act to make state contributions available for the public school employees’ health insurance program

Assembly:  86th General Assembly – Regular Session – 2007

Includes HB 2118 (An act to make an appropriation to the Department of Finance and Administration – Management Services Division – Employee Benefits Division – for payment of state contributions for public school employees health benefits) and other research pertaining to state employee health insurance

File 3 – Information on health insurance and retirement of Arkansas public school and state employees

File 4 – Information on teachers’ salaries

ITEM 5 – Public Retirement/Social Security Information Book – 2003-2004

File 6 – State Legislators’ Guide to Health Insurance Solutions and Glossary – American Legislative Exchange Council – 2008

File 7 – Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Joint Meeting of the Joint Committee on Public Retirement and Social Security Programs and the Senate and House Interim Committee on Education – Thursday, November 9, 2006

Topics:
-          Presentation by the Education Staff of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) concerning higher education issues – includes presentation “Higher Education and the Future of Arkansas” by Dennis Jones and Julie Davis Bell (bios included)
-          Discussion pertaining to early childhood education (Guests: Tonya Russell and Dee Cox)
-          Discussion of proposal requiring prior review of future increases to the teacher retirement contribution rate or additional grants of authority to the Arkansas Teacher Retirement System (ATRS) (Guests:  David Malone) – includes an ATRS defined benefit plan/funding
-          Consideration of proposal to limit authority of the Arkansas Teacher Retirement System (ATRS) to reduce employee’s benefits (Guests:  David Malone)
-          Discussion of issues pertaining to extra duty funds (Guests:  Richard Wilson, Jerri Derlikowski and Bill Goff)
-          Discussion of issues pertaining to foundation funding for operations and maintenance (Guests:  Richard Wilson, Jerri Derlikowski and Bill Goff)
-          Discussion of Issues pertaining to foundation funding for central office (Guests:  Richard Wilson, Jerri Derlikowski, Mitzi Ferguson, and Bill Goff)
-          Discussion of issues pertaining to computation of foundation funding (Guests:  Richard Wilson, Jerri Derlikowski and Bill Goff)
-          Discussions of issues pertaining to computation of NSL funding (Guests:  Richard Wilson, Jerri Derlikowski and Bill Goff)
 

File 8 – Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Teacher/Alternative Health Insurance Plans Work Group – Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Topics:
-          Discussion of issues pertaining to the state’s current teacher health insurance system and possible alternative methods of providing health insurance to teachers (Guest: Sharon Dickerson)
 

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End of Subseries IV

 

Series III – State Representative Betty Pickett (Served 2002-2008)

Subseries V – Fayetteville Shale, Environmental Issues, Mineral Right/Taxation

Box 1

File 1 – Research material on the Fayetteville Shale Play

File 2 – Articles on the Fayetteville Shale Play – 2006-2008

File 3 – Correspondence on the Fayetteville Shale Play – 2006-2007

File 4 – Interim Study Proposal 2005-135

Title:  Providing for comprehensive study to determine the economic impact from shale gas fields in Arkansas

Assembly:  85th General Assembly – First Extraordinary Session – 2006

File 5 – Interim Study Proposal 2005-137

Title:  Requesting the Legislative Council of the Eighty-Fifth Arkansas General Assembly to refer to the House and Senate Interim Committees on public health, welfare, and labor “A comprehensive study to determine the environmental impact of chemical industry uses of shale gas and oil in Arkansas”

Assembly:  85th General Assembly – First Extraordinary Session - 2006

File 6 – Bill Number:  HB 1697

Title:  To permit surface owner to acquire dormant severed mineral rights, to provide guidelines for assessing mineral rights, and to allow assessment of tax on severed mineral rights against the working interests owner

Assembly:  86th General Assembly – Regular Session – 2007

File 7 - Research material and correspondence on mineral rights and taxation

File 8 – Bill Number:  HB 2709

Title:  An act to request that the joint performance review committee study the environmental impact of the Fayetteville Shale Play on the water supply of the Fayetteville shale region

Assembly:  86th General Assembly – Regular Session – 2007

File 9 – Interim Resolution: 2007-004

Title:  To protect the quality of life of citizens of the natural state while developing the Fayetteville Shale Play and to encourage the development of a comprehensive plan through coordination of state agencies, working in partnership with the affected public, conservation groups and energy industry

Assembly:  86th General Assembly – Regular Session – 2007

File 10 - Correspondence about Resolution 2007-004

File 11 - Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Joint Performance Review Committee – Thursday, September 28, 2006

Topics:
-          Overview of Fayetteville Shale deposit (Guest:  Ms. Bekki White)
-          Discussion of drilling regulations and management of the Fayetteville Shale deposit (Guest: Mr. Lawrence Bengal)
-          Discussion of Interim Study Proposal 2005-137 by Rep. Pickett (Guests: Mr. Todd Fugitt, Mr. Scott Henderson, Mr. Loren Hitchcock, and Mr. David Maxwell) – Includes information on Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) training courses
 

File 12 – Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Joint Performance Review Committee – Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Topics:
-          Minutes approval of the October 24, 2007 meeting – includes minutes
-          Discussion of interim Study proposal 2007-093 by Rep. Betty Pickett – “An act to request that the joint performance review committee study the environmental impact of the Fayetteville Shale Play on the Water Supply of the Fayetteville Shale Region” – includes copy of proposal (HB 2709) and remark made by Rep. Pickett
-          Comments by Dr. Greg Thoma of the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Arkansas – overview of Fayetteville Shale Play and the life-cycle of natural gas drilling lease
-          Comments by Lawrence Bengal of the Arkansas Oil Commission – includes presentation on it’s role in environmental protection issues
-          Comments by Paul Hagemeier, VP of Regulatory Compliance at Chesapeake Energy
-          Comments by Lindsey Lewis, US Fish and Wildlife – Best Management Practices for Fayetteville Shale natural gas activities – includes presentation handout and questions to be answered
 

File 13 – Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Joint Performance Review Committee – Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Topics:
-          Minutes approval of the November 14, 2007 meeting – include copy of minutes
-          Discussion of travel authorization and reimbursement – includes report of the Committee on Policy Making of the Arkansas Legislative Council from November 16, 2007
-          Continued discussion of of Interim Study Proposal 2007-093 with opening comments by Rep. Betty Pickett (missing Exhibit D-1)
-          Discussion of water issues in the Fayetteville Shale Gas Play
Guests:
  • AR Natural Resources Commission (includes responses to questions),
  • Prof. Ken Gould of UALR Law School – includes information of violation of water rights
  • AR Department of Environmental Quality (includes Powerpoint presentation)
-          Discussion of quality of life issues and protection of habitat in the Fayetteville Shale Gas
Guests:
  • Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
  • County Judge Michael Lincoln, White County
  • Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department
  • B.A.S.S.
  • Citizens Against Resource Exploitation (CARE) – includes information packet compiled by the organization with correspondence, testimony, articles and reports
  • Sierra Club
-          Overview of the drilling operation in the Fayetteville Shale Gas Play by SEECO
 

File 14 – Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Joint Performance Review Committee – Thursday, March 13, 2008

Topics:
-          Minutes approval of the December 12, 2007 meeting – minutes included
-          Discussion of Interim Resolution 2007-004 by Rep. Betty Pickett – include 2 drafts of proposal
 

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End of Subseries V

 

Series III – State Representative Betty Pickett (Served 2002-2008)

Subseries VI – Arkansas Financial and Budget Material

Box 1

File 1 – Information on the Joint Budget Committee and its subcommittees

File 2 – State general revenue budget and executive recommendation requests for the biennium – 2003-2011

File 3 – State and National economic and revenue forecasts – 2003-2009

File 4 – Arkansas revenue reports – 2003-2007

File 5 – Revenue stabilization allocations – 2002-2007

File 6 – Budget manual – 2007-2009

File 7 – State funding for Medicaid Programs – 2003

File 8 – Fund appropriation – 2003

File 9 – Travel expenses and reimbursement – 2007

File 10 – Budget proposals – 2003-2007

File 11 – Information on Faulkner County from the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department – 2004-2006

File 12 – Grant applications and awards of the Oxford American – Arkansas Arts Council – 2007-2009

File 13 – Information on the General Improvement Fund

File 14 – General Improvement – Project accounts

File 15 – General Improvement – Disbursements

File 16 – Publications on Arkansas finances

File 17 – Property taxes

File 18 – Sales taxes

File 19 – Gross receipts tax and compensating use tax

File 20 – Tobacco taxes

File 21 – Various tax proposals and legislation

File 22 - Selected Statistical Financial Data for Arkansas – Bureau of Legislative Research – December 2002

File 23 – Arkansas Legislative Tax Handbook – Bureau of Legislative Research – 2002

File 24 – Summary of Action on Fiscal Legislation by the 84th General Assembly of the State of Arkansas – 2003

File 25 – Tax Guide for the Arkansas Legislature – Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants - 2003

File 26 – Preliminary Summary of Action on Fiscal Legislation Enacted by the Second Extraordinary Session of the 84th General Assembly of the State of Arkansas – 2003-2004

File 27 – Selected Statistical Financial Data for Arkansas – Bureau of Legislative Research – November 2004

File 28 – Summary of Action of Fiscal Legislation by the 85th General Assembly of the State of Arkansas – 2005

File 29 – Booklet – “Facts & Figures:  How Does Your State Compare?” – Tax Foundation – 2006, 2007

File 30 – Book – Doing Better:  Progressive Tax Reform for the American South by Sarah Beth Coffey with Alan Essig for the Center for a Better South – 2006

File 31 – Comparative Revenues 2001 through 2005 and Revenue Forecasts – Prepared for the Fiscal Affairs and Government Operations Committee of the Southern Legislative Conference of the Council of State Governments – Prepared by the Office of Budget and Fiscal Review, Bureau of Legislative Research, State of Arkansas – November 12, 2006

File 32 – Tax Guide for the Arkansas Legislature – Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants – 2006

File 33 – Comparative Revenues 2002 through 2006 and Revenue Forecasts – Prepared for the Fiscal Affairs and Government Operations Committee of the Southern Legislative Conference of the Council of State Governments – Prepared by the Office of Budget and Fiscal Review, Bureau of Legislative Research, State of Arkansas – October 27, 2007

File 34 - Summary of Action of Fiscal Legislation by the 86th General Assembly of the State of Arkansas – 2007

File 35 – Tax Guide for the Arkansas Legislature - Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants – 2008

File 36 – Agenda and meeting exhibits/handouts – Senate and House Interim Committees on Revenue and Taxation and Joint Committee on Economic and Tax Policy – Thursday, May 20, 2004

Topics:
-          Minutes approval for the October 24, November 20, 2003 and March 11, 2004 meeting – includes minutes
-          Discussion of insurance premium tax (Guest: Lenita Blasingame) – includes memorandum
-          Discussion of utilities gross receipt tax (Guest: Tim Leathers) – includes analysis
-          Discussion of effects of taxation on economic development (Guest: Alan McVey) – includes table
-          Review of Department of Finance and Administration – Revenue Division’s Strategic Plan/Performance-based budgeting initiative pursuant to Act 22 of 2001 (Guest: Paul Atkins) – includes copy of Agency Strategic Plan for the Fiscal Years 2005-2009
 

File 37 – Report - Performance Audit – “Department of Finance and Administration Sales and Use Tax Section – Legislative Joint Auditing Committee – July 8, 2005

File 38 – Reports – Performance Audit – Legislative Joint Auditing Committee – June 8, 2007

-          Selected Programs of the Consolidated Incentive Act of 2003 (Arkansas Economic Development Commission)
-          Analysis of Regulatory Boards and Social Welfare Commissions
-          Trust Funds & Health/Prescription Drug Claims, Employee Benefits Division (Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration)

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End of Subseries VI

End of Series III

End of Collection