Senator Wallace is assigned to the following committees:
This committee reviews matters pertaining to public health, mental health, intellectual disabilities, public welfare, human relations and resources, the aged and problems of the aging, environmental affairs, water and air pollution, labor and labor relations, and similar legislation. (A.C.A. 10-3-203)
The Legislative Council was established by Act 264 of 1949 to collect data and information upon which legislative decisions will be made during regular session of the General Assembly. The Bureau of Legislative Research of the Legislative Council is a service agency within the legislative department of government. All members of the General Assembly have access to the Bureau of Legislative Research. The Legislative Council is the supervisory committee for the Bureau of Legislative Research, and the council coordinates the activities of the various interim committees and through the various committees provides legislative oversight of the executive branch of government. (A.C.A. 10-3-301)
ALC - GAME & FISH/STATE POLICE
This committee is assigned all matters pertaining to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.
This committee is assigned matters pertaining to four-year institutions of higher education; two-year institutions of higher education; technical education; vocational education; adult education; college and career readiness; private institutions of higher education; and any related matters as may be assigned to the subcommittee by the Legislative Council.
This committee reviews matters pertaining to agriculture, livestock, forestry, industrial development, natural resources, oil and gas, publicity and parks, levees and drainage, rivers and harbors, and similar legislation. (A.C.A 10-3-203)
The committee makes continuing studies of energy resources and problems, either initiated by the committee or referred to it by either house of the General Assembly. The committee exercises leadership in energy-related areas that relate to the conservation, development, and use of energy resources. The committee cooperates with the Governor, and the federal government, including participation in regional and national meetings and seminars of state and federal officials in the exchange of information and data on energy resources, supplies, reserves and in the conservation, storage, and use of energy, including the disposal of energy waste and by-products. (A.C.A. 10-3-820)
The Senate Committee on Children and Youth shall make continuing studies and shall cooperate with the appropriate agencies of this state, agencies of the United States Government, and the Congress of the United States in the exchange and dissemination of information and in the development of legislation designed to coordinate planning and to try new ways to prevent young people from falling through the cracks. (A.C.A. 10-3-1303)
The Joint Budget Committee considers appropriation bills and budget proposals submitted by the General Assembly. The Joint Budget Committee may to meet during the interim to work on budgetary and other matters. When the Legislative Council holds pre-session budget hearings after October 1 (preceding the next regular session of the General Assembly), all members of the Joint Budget Committee appointed to serve at the next following regular session are authorized to attend. (A.C.A. 10-3-509)
The Personnel Subcommittee provides information, research, and technical services regarding personnel issues to members of the General Assembly. The section staff reviews action on personnel related requests during the legislative sessions that may include reviewing and recommending new classification titles and grades, changes in the staffing levels for agencies and institution, revisions to the Uniform Classification and Compensation Act, and Joint Budget bills, member bills and Governor’s Letters with Personnel changes.
Makes recommendations to the Joint Budget Committee (JBC) on "Special Language" included in appropriation bills pertaining to the fiscal and programmatic operations of state agencies, boards, commissions, and institutions of higher education. Special Language is generally temporary. The language can be used to allow transfers of appropriation, funds, positions and programs. It discusses the intent of the General Assembly. It can place restrictions on certain actions, grant full flexibility to perform certain actions, require review, reporting or both by the Legislative Council or Joint Budget Committee either prior to an action being taken or after the action takes place. During a Regular Session, the JBC Special Language Subcommittee receives any bills that include Special Language with changes/mark-up from previous acts or new special language that was recommended by the ALC/JBC Special Language Subcommittee during the fall budget hearings. The JBC Special Language Subcommittee also makes recommendations on proposed member amendments to Special Language and any member bills or Governor Letters with new special language.