Arkansas State Representative

John Payton

Republican  •  64th District 93rd General Assembly
Party
Republican
Past Service
First Term House 2013
Seniority
26
Religion
Grace Baptist
Occupation
Auctioneer
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John Payton
About Rep. Payton

Rep. John Payton is serving his fifth term in the Arkansas House. He represents District 64, which includes portions of Baxter, Cleburne, Marion, Searcy, and Stone Counties

For the 93rd General Assembly, Rep. Payton serves as House Majority Whip. He also serves on the Joint Budget Committee, the Joint Performance Review Committee, the House State Agencies & Govt'l Affairs Committee, and the House Public Health, Welfare & Labor Committee.


Elected Terms

2021 (Jan 11th, 2021 — Jan 1st, 2022) 2019 (Jan 1st, 2019 — Jan 10th, 2021) 2017 (Jan 1st, 2017 — Dec 31st, 2018) 2015 (Jan 1st, 2015 — Dec 31st, 2016) 2013 (Jan 1st, 2013 — Dec 31st, 2014)

Leadership Roles

Majority Whip

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Daily Summary for April 27, 2021
Daily Summary for April 27, 2021

The House is now in an extended recess. We will return in the fall to address redistricting.House me...

Daily Summary for April 26, 2021
Daily Summary for April 26, 2021

With a vote of 94-2, the House passed HB1949, an Act to Amend the Revenue Stabilization Law.This bil...

Week 15 of Regular Session
Week 15 of Regular Session

This week, the Joint Budget Committee advanced two bills outlining the proposed budget for the next...

Daily Summary for April 22, 2021
Daily Summary for April 22, 2021

With a vote of 82-9, the House voted in favor of SJR10. This is a proposed constitutional amendment...

Daily Summary for April 21, 2021
Daily Summary for April 21, 2021

House members are now reviewing the proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2022. The Revenue Stabilization...

Daily Summary for April 20, 2021
Daily Summary for April 20, 2021

With a vote of 78-15 and 3 members voting present, the House passed SB55. This bill is the appropria...

Daily Summary for April 19, 2021
Daily Summary for April 19, 2021

The House passed two bills today which would create new tax credits.HB1719 creates the Reboot Pilot...

Week 14 of Regular Session
Week 14 of Regular Session

This week, the House passed several bills which will increase various tax credits and exemptions.Tho...

Daily Summary for April 15, 2021
Daily Summary for April 15, 2021

On Thursday, the House advanced a proposed constitutional amendment. HJR1005 would require statewide...

Daily Summary for April 14, 2021
Daily Summary for April 14, 2021

On Wednesday, the House passed bills outlining several tax credits and exemptions.HB1157 would doubl...

Daily Summary for April 13, 2021
Daily Summary for April 13, 2021

The Governor has now signed 680 bills into law since the beginning of the 2021 Regular Session.On Tu...

Daily Summary for April 12, 2021
Daily Summary for April 12, 2021

With a vote of 65-26 and 5 members voting present, the House passed SB622 on Monday.This bill states...

Week 13 of Regular Session
Week 13 of Regular Session

By the end of the 13th week of the 2021 Regular Session, more than 600 bills were signed into law.Th...

Daily Summary for April 8, 2021
Daily Summary for April 8, 2021

On Thursday, the House HB1865 which requires all law enforcement officers in the state to complete a...

Daily Summary for April 7, 2021
Daily Summary for April 7, 2021

More than 600 bills have been signed into law so far this session.On Wednesday, the House passed the...

Daily Summary for April 6, 2021
Daily Summary for April 6, 2021

With a vote of 72-25, the House voted to override the Governor’s veto of HB1570 on Tuesday. HB1570 p...

Daily Summary for April 5, 2021
Daily Summary for April 5, 2021

House members passed the following bills Monday afternoon:HB1740-This bill states that grooming a mi...

Week 12 of 2021 Regular Session
Week 12 of 2021 Regular Session

Close to 500 bills have been signed into law so far during the 2021 Regular Session.There are still...

Daily Summary for March 31, 2021
Daily Summary for March 31, 2021

Close to 500 bills have been signed into law so far this session.As we work to address the remainder...

Daily Summary for March 30, 2021
Daily Summary for March 30, 2021

By a vote of 64-34 and 1 member voting present, the House passed SB410 on Tuesday.This bill establis...

Daily Summary for March 29, 2021
Daily Summary for March 29, 2021

The public health emergency will continue in Arkansas for another 60 days. The Governor made the req...

Week 11 of 2021 Regular Session
Week 11 of 2021 Regular Session

The 11th week of the session was an abbreviated one as the General Assembly took a recess for Spring...

Daily Summary for March 23, 2021
Daily Summary for March 23, 2021

The General Assembly will be in recess for the remainder of this week. Before adjourning for the wee...

Daily Summary for March 22, 2021
Daily Summary for March 22, 2021

The House approved a resolution that will provide for an extended recess of the 2021 Regular Session...

Week 10 of the 2021 Regular Session
Week 10 of the 2021 Regular Session

In the 10th week of the 2021 Regular Session, the House passed several bills focusing on improved ed...

Daily Summary for March 18, 2021
Daily Summary for March 18, 2021

On Thursday, the House passed a bill requiring students entering the ninth grade class of 2022-2023...

Daily Summary for March 17, 2021
Daily Summary for March 17, 2021

On Wednesday, the House voted to raise teacher salaries and increase public school funding.HB1614 se...

Daily Summary for March 16, 2021
Daily Summary for March 16, 2021

More than 370 bills have been signed into law so far during the 2021 Regular Session.The House passe...

Daily Summary for March 15th, 2021
Daily Summary for March 15th, 2021

House members began the 10th week of the 2021 Regular Session on Monday.The House passed more than 3...

Week 9 of the 2021 Regular Session
Week 9 of the 2021 Regular Session

More than 320 bills have been signed into law during the 2021 Regular Session. There are several hun...

Daily Summary for March 11, 2021
Daily Summary for March 11, 2021

The House wrapped up the 9th week of the 2021 Regular Session.Members passed the following bills Thu...

Daily Summary for March 10, 2021
Daily Summary for March 10, 2021

Thursday will mark the 60th day of the 2021 Regular Session.The House passed 18 bills on Wednesday,...

Daily Summary for March 9, 2021
Daily Summary for March 9, 2021

More than 300 bills have been signed into law so far during the 2021 Regular Session.The House passe...

Daily Summary for March 8, 2021
Daily Summary for March 8, 2021

The House State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee began hearing proposed constitutional am...

Week 8 of the 2021 Regular Session
Week 8 of the 2021 Regular Session

As we wind down the 8th week of the 2021 Regular Session, more than 270 bills have been signed into...

Daily Summary for March 4, 2021
Daily Summary for March 4, 2021

The House State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee will begin reviewing proposed constituti...

Daily Summary for March 3, 2021
Daily Summary for March 3, 2021

On Wednesday, there were close to 30 additional bills filed and more than 20 bills advancing from co...

Daily Summary for March 2, 2021
Daily Summary for March 2, 2021

More than 1,000 bills have been filed since the session began and more than 200 have been signed int...

Daily Summary for March 1, 2021
Daily Summary for March 1, 2021

The House entered the 8th week of the Regular Session on Monday.Members passed the following bills o...

Week 7 of the 2021 Regular Session
Week 7 of the 2021 Regular Session

In the 7th week of the 2021 Regular Session, the House passed bills addressing taxes, medical care,...

Daily Summary for February 25, 2021
Daily Summary for February 25, 2021

The House has now wrapped up the 7th week of the 2021 Regular Session.The House passed the following...

Daily Summary for February 24, 2021
Daily Summary for February 24, 2021

Today is the 45th day of the 2021 Regular Session. More than 560 bills have been filed in the House,...

Daily Summary for February 23, 2021
Daily Summary for February 23, 2021

Since the filing period began, there have been more than 540 bills filed in the House. In the Senate...

Daily Summary for February 22, 2021
Daily Summary for February 22, 2021

After an extended recess due to the winter weather, House members are back at the Capitol.On Monday,...

Week 6 of the 2021 Regular Session
Week 6 of the 2021 Regular Session

This week was yet another example of how Arkansans overcome in difficult times. From the workers cle...

Week 5 of the 2021 Regular Session
Week 5 of the 2021 Regular Session

There are 25 proposed constitutional amendments filed in the House and 18 in the Senate. The deadlin...

Daily Summary for February 10, 2021
Daily Summary for February 10, 2021

Today is the deadline for members to file proposed Constitutional Amendments. More than 20 proposed...

Daily Summary for February 9, 2021
Daily Summary for February 9, 2021

Tomorrow is the last day members can file proposed Constitutional Amendments. The General Assembly c...

Daily Summary for February 8, 2021
Daily Summary for February 8, 2021

More than 70 bills have now been signed into law as we begin the 5th week of the 2021 Regular Sessio...

Week 4 of the 2021 Regular Session
Week 4 of the 2021 Regular Session

The 93rd General Assembly now prepares to enter the 5th week of the 2021 Regular Session. The House...

Daily Summary for February 4, 2021
Daily Summary for February 4, 2021

The House has adjourned from the 4th week of the Regular Session.The following bills were passed by...

Daily Summary for February 3, 2021
Daily Summary for February 3, 2021

On Wednesday, the House passed several pieces of legislation, including the following:·   &nbsp...

Daily Summary for February 2, 2021
Daily Summary for February 2, 2021

On Tuesday, the House passed HB1022. This bill states drivers must have their vehicle’s headlights o...

Daily Summary for February 1, 2021
Daily Summary for February 1, 2021

The House began the 4th week of the 2021 Regular Session on Monday.This morning, the House State Age...

Week 3 of the 2021 Regular Session
Week 3 of the 2021 Regular Session

Several bills are now making their way to the Governor’s desk including one that intends to expand b...

Daily Summary for January 28, 2021
Daily Summary for January 28, 2021

With a vote of 94-0, the House passed legislation to expand broadband access in Arkansas.SB74 allows...

Daily Summary for January 27, 2021
Daily Summary for January 27, 2021

The House State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee advanced HB1211 which states the Governo...

Daily Summary for January 26, 2021
Daily Summary for January 26, 2021

On Tuesday, the House Education Committee advanced HB1151 which suspends the public school rating sy...

Daily Summary for January 25, 2021
Daily Summary for January 25, 2021

The third week of the 2021 Regular Session is now underway.This morning, the House State Agencies an...

Week 2 of the 2021 Regular Session
Week 2 of the 2021 Regular Session

In the second week of the 2021 Regular Session, the House voted on bills addressing everything from...

Daily Summary for January 21, 2021
Daily Summary for January 21, 2021

The House State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee advanced HB1056. This bill amends the Ar...

Daily Summary for January 19, 2021
Daily Summary for January 19, 2021

The House began its second week of the Regular Session on Tuesday.The House Public Transportation Co...

Week 1 of the 2021 Regular Session
Week 1 of the 2021 Regular Session

House members are now ready to begin the second week of the 2021 Regular Session.Nearly 200 bills ha...

Daily Summary for January 14, 2021
Daily Summary for January 14, 2021

The House has now completed its work for the first week of the 2021 Regular Session.This afternoon,...

Daily Summary for January 13, 2021
Daily Summary for January 13, 2021

The House Rules committee advanced resolutions outlining new rules and changes to procedure due to C...

Daily Summary for January 12, 2021
Daily Summary for January 12, 2021

On this second day of the Regular Session, Governor Asa Hutchinson addressed the General Assembly an...

Daily Summary for January 11, 2021
Daily Summary for January 11, 2021

House members elected to serve in the 93rd General Assembly took the oath of office in the House Cha...

Covid-19 Response Update for March 19, 2020
Covid-19 Response Update for March 19, 2020

·      The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is working closely with the Arkansas D...

Economic Relief Resources
Economic Relief Resources

If you are a business owner struggling to meet payroll or if you have recently become unemployed due...

State Resources for Flood Victims
State Resources for Flood Victims

Whether it is rebuilding a family home or planning for a loss of crops, our state will be recovering...

Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship
Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship

For students just beginning an education or going back to school, the lottery scholarship offers opp...

Military Appreciation in Arkansas
Military Appreciation in Arkansas

The month of May is designated as Military Appreciation Month.Not only do we pause on Memorial Day t...

New Transportation Laws
New Transportation Laws

Many of the bills passed in the recent session could have a direct impact on your daily commute. &nb...

Growing our Tourism Industry
Growing our Tourism Industry

When we pass legislation to grow our economy, it does not stop at tax incentives and workforce train...

Daily Summary for April 9, 2019
Daily Summary for April 9, 2019

On Tuesday, the House passed HB1876, the bill to amend the Revenue Stabilization Law. The bill outli...

Daily Summary for April 8, 2019
Daily Summary for April 8, 2019

The Joint Budget Committee advanced HB1876, the bill to amend the Revenue Stabilization Law. The bil...

Week 12 of 2019 Regular Session
Week 12 of 2019 Regular Session

The state budget is guided by the Revenue Stabilization Act (RSA) which is typically one of the last...

Daily Summary for April 4, 2019
Daily Summary for April 4, 2019

In a vote of 68-20 with 2 members voting present, the House passed HJR1008. This is a proposed const...

Daily Summary for April 3, 2019
Daily Summary for April 3, 2019

The House approved HR1073. This resolution allows for the introduction of a third proposed constitut...

Daily Summary for April 2, 2019
Daily Summary for April 2, 2019

The House Revenue and Taxation Committee advanced SB576. This bill requires out of state online reta...

Daily Summary for April 1, 2019
Daily Summary for April 1, 2019

In a vote of 51-26, with 9 members voting present, the House passed SJR15. This is a proposed consti...

Week 11 of 2019 Regular Session
Week 11 of 2019 Regular Session

Legislation passing the House this week addressed everything from robocalls to property taxes.While...

Daily Summary for March 28, 2019
Daily Summary for March 28, 2019

On Thursday, the House passed a measure to increase homestead property tax credit. SB447 increases t...

Daily Summary for March 27, 2019
Daily Summary for March 27, 2019

The House Insurance and Commerce Committee advanced SB514. This bill makes illegal robocalls origina...

Daily Summary for March 26, 2019
Daily Summary for March 26, 2019

The House Revenue and Taxation Committee advanced SB561. This bill requires The Assessment Coordinat...

Daily Summary for March 25, 2019
Daily Summary for March 25, 2019

More than 550 bills have made it to the Governor’s desk during this legislative session.  We no...

Week 10 of 2019 Regular Session
Week 10 of 2019 Regular Session

The House is now in the final weeks of the 2019 Regular Session. In recent days, the House has passe...

Daily Summary for March 20, 2019
Daily Summary for March 20, 2019

In a vote of 87-0, the House passed HB1674. This bill creates a statewide child abduction response t...

Daily Summary for March 19, 2019
Daily Summary for March 19, 2019

With a vote of 91-0, the House passed HB1685. This bill increases the foundation funding for K-12 ed...

Daily Summary for March 18, 2019
Daily Summary for March 18, 2019

On Monday, House members began the 10th week of the Regular Session.With a vote of 87-0 and 4 member...

Week 9 of 2019 Regular Session
Week 9 of 2019 Regular Session

This week, the House passed legislation which will drastically change the way our communities respon...

Daily Summary for March 14, 2019
Daily Summary for March 14, 2019

With a vote of 82-0 and 10 members voting present, the House passed the Transformation and Efficienc...

Daily Summary for March 13, 2019
Daily Summary for March 13, 2019

The House State Agencies Committee advanced SB445. This bill states that the date of the primary ele...

Daily Summary for March 12, 2019
Daily Summary for March 12, 2019

The House Judiciary Committee advanced SB197. This bill clarifies that a law enforcement officer may...

Daily Summary for March 11, 2019
Daily Summary for March 11, 2019

On Monday, the House passed HB1523. This bill states a correctional or detention facility shall not...

Week 8 of 2019 Regular Session
Week 8 of 2019 Regular Session

Arkansas ranks forty-fourth in the nation when it comes to maternal mortality rates.  Maternal...

Daily Summary for March 7, 2019
Daily Summary for March 7, 2019

The House Education Committee advanced HB1409.  This bill provides 40 minutes of recess for ele...

Daily Summary for March 6, 2019
Daily Summary for March 6, 2019

The House Rules committee advanced HB1565.  This bill seeks to provide funding for a national c...

Daily Summary for March 5, 2019
Daily Summary for March 5, 2019

The House Education Committee advanced HB1569. This bill allows school districts to develop policies...

Daily Summary for March 4, 2019
Daily Summary for March 4, 2019

On Monday, the House passed two pieces of legislation addressing highway funding.In a vote of 71-26,...

Week 7 of 2019 Regular Session
Week 7 of 2019 Regular Session

In Arkansas, there are two ways to put a constitutional amendment on an election ballot.First, an in...

Daily Summary for February 28, 2019
Daily Summary for February 28, 2019

In a vote of 85-6, the House passed HB1437. This bill makes it a Class A misdemeanor if a mandated r...

Daily Summary for February 27, 2019
Daily Summary for February 27, 2019

The House State Agencies committee advanced HJR1018. This is a proposed constitutional amendment whi...

Daily Summary for February 26, 2019
Daily Summary for February 26, 2019

The House Revenue and Taxation Committee advanced legislation outlining $95 million in additional fu...

Daily Summary for February 25, 2019
Daily Summary for February 25, 2019

With a vote of 78-13 and 2 members voting present, the House passed HB1489. This legislation address...

Week 6 of 2019 Regular Session
Week 6 of 2019 Regular Session

Close to 200 bills have been signed into law as we close the 6th week of the 2019 Regular Session.On...

Daily Summary for February 21, 2019
Daily Summary for February 21, 2019

On Thursday, the House Judiciary Committee advanced several pieces of legislation including HB1437....

Daily Summary for February 20, 2019
Daily Summary for February 20, 2019

The House State Agencies Committee advanced legislation addressing petitions for constitutional amen...

Daily Summary for February 19, 2019
Daily Summary for February 19, 2019

On Tuesday, the House Judiciary Committee advanced several pieces of legislation including HB1126 wh...

Daily Summary for February 18, 2019
Daily Summary for February 18, 2019

We are now entering the 6th week of the session.On Monday, the House passed HB1403. This bill allows...

Week 5 of 2019 Regular Session
Week 5 of 2019 Regular Session

More than 140 bills have been signed into law during this session.There are hundreds of bills still...

Daily Summary for February 14, 2019
Daily Summary for February 14, 2019

In a vote of 82-14 with 2 members voting present, the House passed SB211. This bill cuts the top tax...

Daily Summary for February 13, 2019
Daily Summary for February 13, 2019

The House State Agencies Committee advanced HB1402. This bill requires special elections to be held...

Daily Summary for February 12, 2019
Daily Summary for February 12, 2019

The House Revenue and Taxation Committee advanced SB211 this morning. This bill cuts the top tax rat...

Daily Summary for February 11, 2019
Daily Summary for February 11, 2019

In a vote of 96-0, the House passed HB1302, An Act to Create the Red Tape Reduction Collective Rulem...

Week 4 of 2019 Regular Session
Week 4 of 2019 Regular Session

This week, the House voted overwhelmingly to raise teacher salaries, increase a tax credit, and incr...

Daily Summary for February 7, 2019
Daily Summary for February 7, 2019

With a vote of 91-0, the House passed a bill titled the Teacher Salary Enhancement Act.  HB1145...

Daily Summary for February 6, 2019
Daily Summary for February 6, 2019

In a vote of 95-0, the full House voted in favor of HB1296.  This prohibits and occupational li...

Daily Summary for February 5, 2019
Daily Summary for February 5, 2019

The House Education Committee advanced several bills including HB1145, the Teacher Salary Enhancemen...

An Overview of Week 3 of Regular Session
An Overview of Week 3 of Regular Session

House members are now preparing for the fourth week of the 2019 Regular Session. We are expecting to...

Daily Summary for January 31, 2019
Daily Summary for January 31, 2019

The House has now completed the third week of the Regular Session.Today, the House Public Transporta...

Daily Summary for January 30, 2019
Daily Summary for January 30, 2019

The House State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee advanced legislation that will allow a f...

Daily Summary for January 29, 2019
Daily Summary for January 29, 2019

The House Public Transportation Committee advanced several pieces of legislation today.HB1100 addres...

Daily Summary for January 28, 2019
Daily Summary for January 28, 2019

The House is now entering its third week of the Regular Session.On Monday, the House voted 94-0 to r...

Week 2 of 2019 Regular Session
Week 2 of 2019 Regular Session

The House has now wrapped up its second week of the Regular Session. More than 250 bills have been f...

Daily Summary for January 24, 2019
Daily Summary for January 24, 2019

On Thursday, the House passed legislation aimed at protecting employees when it comes to microchip t...

Daily Summary for January 23, 2019
Daily Summary for January 23, 2019

Members of the House State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee began hearing details on legi...

Daily Summary for January 22, 2019
Daily Summary for January 22, 2019

Two pieces of legislation addressing the opioid crises in Arkansas moved forward today.With a vote o...

Week 1 of 2019 Regular Session
Week 1 of 2019 Regular Session

Highway funding, tax cuts, teacher salaries, and transforming state government are just a few of the...

Daily Summary for January 17, 2019
Daily Summary for January 17, 2019

There are a few bills now making their way to the House floor as we are wrapping up the first week o...

Daily Summary for January 16, 2019
Daily Summary for January 16, 2019

In every session, one of the first pieces of legislation to be considered by the House is the resolu...

Daily Summary for January 15
Daily Summary for January 15

It was another historic day in the House Chamber as all newly elected constitutional office took the...

Diversity in House membership
Diversity in House membership

Having a diverse membership helps the House of Representatives more effectively serve the people of...

About the Arkansas General Assembly
About the Arkansas General Assembly

There is a new rule taking effect this session which changes the way our many of our committees are...


Contact Representative Payton

John Payton
john.payton@arkansashouse.org


P. O. Box 181
Wilburn, AR 72179-0181
501-362-5815
Fax: 501-362-3237