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Senator Ruth Whitaker (R)
P. O. Box 349, Cedarville, 72932
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Phone479-474-0911
District3
Seniority Number1
OccupationCommunity Activist
Church AffiliationPresbyterian
Public ServiceCedarville, AR City Alderman; Senate 2001,2003, 2005, 2007, 2009
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 HCR1005TO ADOPT THE JOINT RULES OF THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE EIGHTY-EIGHTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
 HR1006TO RECOGNIZE AND COMMEMORATE THE 100TH YEAR OF THE OCCUPANCY OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CHAMBER.
 SB205TO AUTHORIZE THE CREATION OF A PARAMEDIC TRAINING PROGRAM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT FORT SMITH.
 SB3CONCERNING EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS AT CERTAIN PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS THAT REQUIRE EFFECTIVE ORAL COMMUNICATION IN ENGLISH.
 SB317
Act 571
JESSE'S LAW: TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF BOAT DOCKS AND MARINAS BY ESTABLISHING MINIMUM ELECTRICAL STANDARDS AND SIGNAGE REQUIREMENTS.
 SB734TO ESTABLISH COUNTYWIDE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION.
 SB877TO AMEND THE LAW UNDER TITLE 27 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE USE, OPERATION, AND EQUIPMENT OF VESSELS ON WATERWAYS AND BODIES OF WATER TO ENSURE PUBLIC SAFETY.
 SB878TO ESTABLISH THE QUALIFICATIONS OF PUBLIC SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS.
 SB947AN ACT REGARDING POSITIONS THAT REQUIRE EFFECTIVE ORAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS IN ENGLISH FOR EMPLOYMENT AT CERTAIN PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS.
 SCR2PROVIDING THAT THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE EIGHTY-EIGHTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL RECESS ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2011, AND RECONVENE ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2011.
 SCR4TO ADOPT THE JOINT RULES OF THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE EIGHTY-EIGHTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
 SR5TO HONOR THE LIFE AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN AND TO DECLARE FEBRUARY 6, 2011, “RONALD REAGAN DAY”.
 SR9TO ADOPT THE RULES OF THE SENATE OF THE EIGHTY-EIGHTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
CoSponsor
 HB1433
Act 739
TO ESTABLISH PERFORMANCE RATINGS FOR EDUCATION SERVICE COOPERATIVES.
 HB1450THE ARKANSAS CARBON DIOXIDE STORAGE ACT.
 HB1572TO AMEND AMENDMENT 89 OF THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION CONCERNING THE INTEREST RATE LIMIT ON LOAN CONTRACTS PURSUANT TO SECTION 11 OF AMENDMENT 89 TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1728AN ACT TO SPECIFY MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS AND TO AMEND REQUIREMENTS FOR RECEIVING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS FOR DISCHARGE FOR ABSENTEEISM, MISCONDUCT, AND FAILURE TO ACCEPT SUITABLE WORK.
 HB1895
Act 910
TO AMEND THE UTILITY FACILITY ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC PROTECTION ACT; TO CLARIFY REQUIREMENTS FOR MAJOR UTILITY FACILITIES; TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY; AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS.
 HB2048
Act 706
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS ACCELERATION FUND WITHIN THE ARKANSAS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AUTHORITY AND TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS ACCELERATION FUND COMMITTEE.
 SB113AN ACT TO PROHIBIT HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE POLICIES FROM OFFERING COVERAGE FOR ABORTIONS EXCEPT THROUGH A SEPARATE RIDER.
 SB157AN ACT TO REQUIRE THAT APPLICANTS FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS TEST NEGATIVE FOR ILLEGAL DRUG USE.
 SB194
Act 48
TO AMEND SEVERAL PROVISIONS OF THE LAW CONCERNING MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
 SB209AN ACT TO REQUIRE A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA, A GED, OR ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES TOWARD A GED WHILE RECEIVING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS.
 SB221
Act 303
THE ARKANSAS FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY ACT.
 SB274
Act 753
TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT BELOW WHICH SALES AND USE TAX IS NOT DUE ON THE PURCHASE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE, TRAILER, OR SEMITRAILER.
 SB276
Act 755
TO AMEND THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON FOOD AND FOOD INGREDIENTS AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB334
Act 203
CONCERNING TIE VOTES OCCURRING AT GENERAL PRIMARY ELECTIONS.
 SB345
Act 304
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING PROGRAM.
 SB423
Act 751
REGARDING SUBSTANCES IN SCHEDULE I AND SCHEDULE VI AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB568TO AMEND AMENDMENT 89 OF THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION CONCERNING THE INTEREST RATE LIMIT ON LOAN CONTRACTS PURSUANT TO SECTION 11 OF AMENDMENT 89 TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB593
Act 861
AN ACT TO SPECIFY MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS AND TO AMEND REQUIREMENTS FOR RECEIVING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS FOR DISCHARGE FOR ABSENTEEISM, MISCONDUCT, AND FAILURE TO ACCEPT SUITABLE WORK.
 SB683
Act 684
AN ACT FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION - REGIONAL INTERMODAL FREIGHT FACILITIES AND OPERATIONS GRANT GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB709AN ACT TO CREATE THE HEALTHCARE REFORM ACCOUNTABILITY ACT AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB740
Act 1002
TO ENHANCE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF SCHOOL DISTRICT PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT PLANS.
 SB750
Act 570
TO IMPROVE PUBLIC SAFETY AND SLOW CORRECTIONS GROWTH.
 SB794TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING TOBACCO TREATMENT, PREVENTION, AND CESSATION.
 SB855
Act 1240
TO ALLOW AN AUXILIARY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER APPOINTED AS A RESERVE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER TO ADMINISTER BLOOD ALCOHOL TESTS AND TO OPERATE A DEVICE TO DETECT EXCESSIVE SPEEDING.
 SB894TO PROVIDE SCHOOL DISTRICTS THE CHOICE OF HOLDING SCHOOL ELECTIONS ON THE SAME DATE AS GENERAL ELECTIONS OR IN SEPTEMBER; TO AMEND RELATED PROVISIONS OF LAW CONCERNING THE TERM OF SERVICE FOR SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS.
 SB97TO PROTECT RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES GRANTED UNDER THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION AND THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION.
 SCR6COMMEMORATING THE CENTENNIAL OF THE FOUNDING OF THE GIRL SCOUTS ON MARCH 12, 1912.
 SJR4THE TAXPAYERS' PROTECTION AMENDMENT.
 SR1TO HONOR THE UNITED STATES MARSHALS AND THEIR ROLE IN ARKANSAS HISTORY AND TO SUPPORT THE UNITED STATES MARSHALS MUSEUM IN FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS.
 SR37RECOGNIZING THE MANY CONTRIBUTIONS MADE BY CITIZENS OF THE REPUBLIC OF TURKEY AND THE BEST INTEREST OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS TO PROMOTE RELATIONSHIPS WITH TURKISH PEOPLE.