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Senator Ruth Whitaker (R)
P. O. Box 349, Cedarville, 72932
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Phone479-474-0911
Emailwhitakerr@arkleg.state.ar.us
District3
Seniority Number2
OccupationCommunity Activist
Church AffiliationPresbyterian
Public ServiceCedarville, AR City Alderman; Senate 2001,2003, 2005, 2007, 2009
Bill(Ascending)
Bill Status
Title
Primary Sponsor
 HB1026
Act 389
TO REQUIRE THAT A MAJORITY OF THE MEMBERS OF THE OIL AND GAS COMMISSION BE EXPERIENCED IN THE DEVELOPMENT, PRODUCTION, AND TRANSPORTATION OF OIL AND GAS.
 HB1046THE FREEDOM TO FARM ACT.
 HB1261
Act 155
TO ALLOW THE SPOUSE OF AN ARKANSAS STATE POLICE OFFICER TO PURCHASE THE OFFICER'S SERVICE SHOTGUN.
 SB105AN ACT TO IMPROVE RETAIL SALES OPPORTUNITIES FOR ARKANSAS SMALL FARM WINERIES.
 SB106TO IMPROVE MOTORCYCLE SAFETY BY REQUIRING TRAINING AND TESTING MATERIALS PREPARED BY THE MOTORCYCLE SAFETY FOUNDATION.
 SB300
Act 380
TO REPEAL ARKANSAS CODE §§ 15-59-101 - 15-59-115.
 SB332
Act 307
TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION MAY ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH THE OLD STATE HOUSE COMMISSION TO PRODUCE OR MANUFACTURE ITEMS UTILIZING INMATE LABOR.
 SB554
Act 1053
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS STATE POLICE - WINTHROP PAUL ROCKEFELLER ARKANSAS STATE POLICE HALL OF HONOR GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB591
Act 1071
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION - GENERAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB592
Act 1433
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES - GENERAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB642
Act 1101
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE GAME AND FISH COMMISSION - GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB643
Act 803
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES - OPERATING EXPENSES APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2009-2010 FISCAL YEAR.
 SB783TO PROVIDE EXPANDED OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE OPERATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES.
 SB784TO PROVIDE EXPANDED OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE OPERATIONS OF THE ARKANSAS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION.
 SB820
Act 962
TO CORRECT REFERENCES TO BIENNIEL SESSIONS IN THE ARKANSAS CODE TO CONFORM TO ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION, AMENDMENT 86.
 SB893TO PROVIDE FOR THE EFFICIENT ADMINISTRATION OF ALL PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS WITHIN THE SAME COUNTY.
 SCR10TO AMEND THE JOINT RULES TO ESTABLISH DEADLINES FOR THE INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS DURING A FISCAL SESSION AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE PREFILING OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS BEFORE A FISCAL SESSION.
 SCR13TO PROVIDE FOR AN EXTENSION OF THE REGULAR SESSION OF THE EIGHTY-SEVENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND TO PROVIDE FOR A RECESS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
 SR1TO ADOPT THE RULES OF THE SENATE OF THE EIGHTY-SEVENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
 SR28RECOGNIZING AND HONORING TEAMS OF THE ARKANSAS NATIONAL ARCHERY IN THE SCHOOLS PROGRAM THAT HAVE QUALIFIED TO REPRESENT THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AT THE NATIONAL ARCHERY IN THE SCHOOLS PROGRAM TOURNAMENT.
CoSponsor
 HB1238TO CREATE AND FUND THE TRAUMA SYSTEM TRUST FUND.
 HB1479
Act 390
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING SCRAP METAL DEALERS.
 HB1567
Act 837
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - FORT SMITH - PROPERTY ACQUISITION, NEW FACILITY DESIGN, LIBRARY CONSTRUCTION AND PARKING GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION
 HB1601THE FAIR DISCLOSURE TO EMPLOYERS, INSURANCE COMPANIES, AND OTHERS OF PAYMENTS FOR PHARMACISTS' SERVICES ACT.
 HB1658
Act 860
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1898
Act 434
TO REQUIRE THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION TO PERMIT STORM COST RESERVE ACCOUNTING FOR ELECTRIC PUBLIC UTILITIES WHEN REQUESTED.
 HB1939
Act 816
TO REPEAL THE SUNSETTED MOTION PICTURE INCENTIVE ACT OF 1997 AND TO ESTABLISH THE DIGITAL PRODUCT AND MOTION PICTURE INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 2009.
 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.
 SB359
Act 391
AN ACT TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS FOSTER YOUTH TRANSITIONAL PLAN.
 SB361
Act 326
TO INCREASE THE FEE FOR THE MONTHLY FERTILIZER TONNAGE REPORTS AND TO CLARIFY THAT THE FEES ARE TO BE DEPOSITED IN THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS, DIVISION OF AGRICULTURE, SOIL TESTING AND RESEARCH FUND.
 SB453
Act 1429
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - FORT SMITH - BOREHAM LIBRARY FACILITY UPGRADE, RENOVATION AND EXPANSION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB460
Act 769
AN ACT REGARDING STATE FUNDED PHARMACY BENEFIT PLANS.
 SB59
Act 293
TO CREATE A NEW CIRCUIT JUDGESHIP IN THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT.
 SB77
Act 33
AN ACT CONCERNING AGGRAVATED CRUELTY TO DOGS, CATS, AND HORSES AND RELATED OFFENSES AND CONCERNING ANIMAL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES.
 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.
 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.
 SCR5TO RECOGNIZE FEBRUARY 6 AS "RONALD REAGAN DAY".
 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.