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Senator Paul Bookout (D)
1900 West Washington, Jonesboro, 72401
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Phone870-932-6662
Emailbookoutp@arkleg.state.ar.us
District14
Seniority Number26
OccupationFuneral Director
Church AffiliationBaptist
Public ServiceHouse 1999, 2001, 2003; Senate Special Election 4-06; 2007 Asst. Pro Tempore; 2009 Asst. Pro Tempore
BiographyClick to Read
Bill(Ascending)
Bill Status
Title
Primary Sponsor
 HB1029AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT - PLANT BOARD - BOLL WEEVIL ERADICATION PROGRAM LONG TERM DEBT APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2009-2010 FISCAL YEAR.
 HB1409
Act 402
AN ACT CONCERNING THE RIGHTS TO CONTROL THE FINAL DISPOSITION OF A DECEASED PERSON.
 HB1417TO ENUMERATE CERTAIN POWERS OF THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION CONCERNING THE REGULATION OF PUBLIC UTILITY RATES.
 HB1902
Act 636
THE ELECTRIC AUTOCYCLE ACT.
 HB1903THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY SAVINGS GOALS ACT OF 2009.
 HB2114
Act 797
TO MODIFY THE FUNDING FORMULA MODEL FOR UNIVERSITIES.
 SB1004TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR FUNERAL DIRECTORS.
 SB208
Act 191
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE § 23-17-405 TO ALLOW AN ELIGIBLE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CARRIER TO USE ADDITIONAL METHODS TO PROVIDE UNIVERSAL SERVICES.
 SB318
Act 552
CONCERNING LICENSE FEES FOR BURIAL ASSOCIATIONS.
 SB357
Act 476
TO ALLOW UPON CERTAIN CONDITIONS A VENDOR TO REPORT MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE POLICIES AND POLICY CANCELLATIONS.
 SB397
Act 986
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY - NEWPORT - JONESBORO TECHNICAL CENTER COSTS OF INSTRUCTIONAL AND GENERAL PURPOSE BUILDING ADDITION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB434
Act 992
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY - JONESBORO - DEFERRED MAINTENANCE FOR CLASSROOMS, BUILDINGS AND RELATED INFRASTRUCTURE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB435
Act 993
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY - JONESBORO CLASSROOM RENOVATIONS, REFURBISHING, TECHNOLOGY UPDATES, EQUIPMENT AND FURNITURE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB436
Act 994
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY - JONESBORO - LIBERAL ARTS TEACHING BUILDING CONSTRUCTING, EQUIPPING LANDSCAPING, PARKING LOT AND OTHER CONSTRUCTION RELATED COSTS OF COMPLETING GENERAL IMPROVEMENT
 SB565
Act 1348
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB566
Act 1254
AN ACT FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION - JOB TRAINING GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB698
Act 1262
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS STATE POLICE - WINTHROP PAUL ROCKEFELLER ARKANSAS STATE POLICE HALL OF HONOR GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB699
Act 1138
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES - PURCHASE OF EQUIPMENT FOR THE CANCER INSTITUTE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB700
Act 1139
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR MATHEMATICS, SCIENCES AND THE ARTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB782TO ALLOW THE ISSUANCE OF A REGULAR LICENSE PLATE TO A PERSON WHO QUALIFIES FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A MILITARY SERVICE OR VETERANS SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE AT THE SAME FEE REQUIRED FOR THE SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE.
 SB831
Act 495
TO ALTER THE OFFICIAL ROUTE DESIGNATED AS CROWLEY'S RIDGE SCENIC HIGHWAY.
 SB895TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING SPECIAL ELECTIONS.
 SB926
Act 813
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE AWARD PROCEDURE FOR PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS BY INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
 SB954TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING DISTRICTS WITHIN COUNTIES AND MUNICIPALITIES FOR DEVELOPMENT AND REDEVELOPMENT PROJECTS.
 SB960TO AMEND CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS TOURISM DEVELOPMENT ACT.
 SB983TO CREATE A TASK FORCE TO IDENTIFY ALL CEMETERIES IN THE STATE, REPORT ON THE CONDITION OF CEMETERIES, AND PROVIDE EDUCATION ON DOCUMENTATION AND PRESERVATION OF CEMETERIES.
CoSponsor
 HB1002
Act 606
THE ARKANSAS SCHOLARSHIP LOTTERY ACT.
 HB1013
Act 181
PAUL'S LAW: TO PROHIBIT DRIVERS OF MOTOR VEHICLES FROM USING HANDHELD WIRELESS TELEPHONES TO ENGAGE IN TEXT MESSAGING.
 HB1410
Act 210
TO CLARIFY THE DEFINITION OF CASUALTY INSURANCE TO INCLUDE MORTGAGE LIEN PROTECTION.
 HB1413AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEE HEALTH INSURANCE APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2009-2010 FISCAL YEAR.
 HB1601THE FAIR DISCLOSURE TO EMPLOYERS, INSURANCE COMPANIES, AND OTHERS OF PAYMENTS FOR PHARMACISTS' SERVICES ACT.
 HB1622
Act 418
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE § 18-15-301 AND TO MODIFY THE PROCEDURES CONCERNING A CERTIFICATE OF CONVENIENCE AND NECESSITY FOR MUNICIPALLY OWNED ELECTRIC UTILITIES FROM THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION.
 HB1641AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A PROVIDER FEE FOR INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITIES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.
 HB1898
Act 434
TO REQUIRE THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION TO PERMIT STORM COST RESERVE ACCOUNTING FOR ELECTRIC PUBLIC UTILITIES WHEN REQUESTED.
 HB1912
Act 536
TO REQUIRE GROUP ACCIDENT AND HEALTH INSURANCE ASSOCIATIONS TO REGISTER WITH THE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER.
 HB1916
Act 537
TO INCLUDE SPECIFIED DISEASE, HOSPITAL INDEMNITY, OR OTHER LIMITED BENEFIT HEALTH INSURANCE POLICIES AND TO REVISE PROCEDURES FOR DETERMINING PREMIUM RATES FOR A CLOSED BLOCK OF BUSINESS.
 HB1917
Act 538
TO PROHIBIT UNFAIR METHODS OF COMPETITION AND UNFAIR OR DECEPTIVE TRADE PRACTICES BY SELLERS OF PREPAID FUNERAL BENEFITS CONTRACTS.
 HB1962
Act 463
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A POST-DOCTORAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING GRANT PROGRAM.
 HB1963
Act 791
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS RISK CAPITAL MATCHING FUND ACT OF 2007.
 HB1996
Act 733
TO INCREASE THE OPPORTUNITY FOR SCHOOL COUNSELORS TO BECOME SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS.
 HJR1014RATIFYING THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION PROVIDING THAT EQUALITY OF RIGHTS UNDER THE LAW SHALL NOT BE DENIED OR ABRIDGED BY THE UNITED STATES OR ANY STATE ON ACCOUNT OF SEX.
 SB26
Act 605
THE ARKANSAS SCHOLARSHIP LOTTERY ACT
 SB347
Act 1333
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY - JONESBORO - OPERATIONS AND ACQUISITION OF HERITAGE SITES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB354
Act 433
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A PROVIDER FEE FOR INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITIES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.
 SB396
Act 661
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS HOUSING TRUST FUND.
 SB460
Act 769
AN ACT REGARDING STATE FUNDED PHARMACY BENEFIT PLANS.
 SB504
Act 1020
AN ACT FOR VARIOUS INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION FOR PERSONAL SERVICES, OPERATING EXPENSES, REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS AND GRANTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE ARKANSAS DELTA TRAINING AND EDUCATION CONSORTIUM
 SB582
Act 562
AN ACT TO LEVY AN ASSESSMENT FEE ON HOSPITALS TO IMPROVE HEALTH CARE ACCESS FOR THE CITIZENS OF ARKANSAS.
 SB768TO REMOVE THE ABILITY OF A LOCAL UNIT OF GOVERNMENT TO REGULATE FIREARMS FOLLOWING A PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY.
 SB77
Act 33
AN ACT CONCERNING AGGRAVATED CRUELTY TO DOGS, CATS, AND HORSES AND RELATED OFFENSES AND CONCERNING ANIMAL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES.
 SB780
Act 679
TO PROVIDE FORFEITURE OF OR DISQUALIFICATION FROM PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT ON CONVICTION OF AN OFFENSE RELATED TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT.
 SB806
Act 726
TO ENACT THE STATE INSURANCE DEPARTMENT GENERAL OMNIBUS BILL TO UPDATE AND MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO THE ARKANSAS INSURANCE LAWS AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY FOR SECTION 20 OF THIS ACT.
 SB850
Act 1213
TO BROADEN THE HIGHER EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES GRANT PROGRAM.
 SB851TO AMEND TITLE 6 PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS WORKFORCE IMPROVEMENT GRANT PROGRAM.
 SB852
Act 1214
TO AMEND THE TEACHER OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM AND TO PROVIDE SCHOLARSHIPS TO TEACHERS RETURNING TO COLLEGE TO RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATION.
 SB853
Act 1215
TO CONSOLIDATE THE TEACHER EDUCATION RECRUITMENT PROGRAMS AND CREATE THE STATE TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM.
 SB854
Act 1216
AN ACT TO AMEND THE MILITARY DEPENDENTS SCHOLARSHIP.
 SB855
Act 1217
TO CREATE CONTINUING ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CHILDREN AND SPOUSES OF CERTAIN PUBLIC SERVICE EMPLOYEES IF THE PUBLIC SERVICE RESULTS IN DEATH OR PERMANENT AND TOTAL DISABILITY.
 SB856
Act 1218
TO PROVIDE FLEXIBILITY FOR THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN GOVERNOR'S SCHOLARS PROGRAM AWARDS.
 SB857
Act 1219
TO REPEAL THE FACULTY/ADMINISTRATOR DEVELOPMENT FELLOWS PROGRAM.
 SB858TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS GOVERNMENT WORKER LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM.
 SB88
Act 436
TO REDUCE THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON FOOD AND FOOD INGREDIENTS.
 SB91
Act 309
CONCERNING THE MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. COMMISSION.
 SB922TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING TOBACCO TREATMENT, PREVENTION, AND CESSATION.
 SB947
Act 1374
THE COLORECTAL CANCER PREVENTION, EARLY DETECTION, AND TREATMENT ACT OF 2009.
 SCR12A RESOLUTION REGARDING TRANSITIONAL CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY.
 SJR12RATIFYING THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION PROVIDING THAT EQUALITY OF RIGHTS UNDER THE LAW SHALL NOT BE DENIED OR ABRIDGED BY THE UNITED STATES OR ANY STATE ON ACCOUNT OF SEX.
 SJR3AMENDING THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION TO CREATE A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO HUNT, FISH, TRAP, AND HARVEST WILDLIFE.
 SR10WELCOMING THE RETURN OF FORMER PRESIDENT WILLIAM JEFFERSON CLINTON AND HONORING HIS EXTENSIVE PUBLIC SERVICE AND ACHIEVEMENTS AS GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AND PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
 SR16COMMENDING SENATOR STEVE FARIS FOR HIS TENURE AS NATIONAL CHAIRMAN OF THE AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE EXCHANGE COUNCIL.