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Senator John Cooper (R)
P.O. Box 16801, Jonesboro, 72404
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Phone870-761-0130
Emailjohn.cooper@senate.ar.gov
District21
Seniority Number20
OccupationRetired
Church AffiliationBaptist
VeteranYes
Public ServiceSenate 2014, 2015, 2017
BiographyClick to Read
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Primary Sponsor
 HB1233
Act 248
CONCERNING AT WHAT POINT A PROBATIONER'S PROBATION BEGINS AND AT WHAT POINT IN THE SENTENCING PROCESS THE SUPERVISION OF A PROBATIONER BY THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY CORRECTION BEGINS.
 HB1234
Act 134
CONCERNING THE PAYMENT OF FINES, FEES, AND COSTS LEVIED BY THE INTERSTATE COMMISSION FOR ADULT OFFENDER SUPERVISION.
 HB1235CONCERNING THE PAYMENT OF COSTS AND FEES ORDERED BY A COURT.
 HB1236
Act 135
CONCERNING THE FORFEITURE AND RESTORATION OF AN INMATE'S ACCRUED MERITORIOUS GOOD TIME.
 HB1238CONCERNING THE TIME PERIOD APPLICABLE FOR AN APPLICATION FOR DISCHARGE OF A SENTENCE.
 HB1239
Act 136
CONCERNING A WARRANTLESS SEARCH BY A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER IN A GARAGE OR OUTBUILDING ON THE PROPERTY OF A PROBATIONER'S OR PAROLEE'S RESIDENCE.
 HB1377CONCERNING THE CONVEYANCE OF TITLE TO REAL PROPERTY.
 HB1389
Act 311
TO AMEND STATUTES CONCERNING THEFT OF PROPERTY; AND TO CLARIFY THAT A BACKUP DEEP CYCLE BATTERY IS UTILITY PROPERTY.
 HB1492
Act 328
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING ELECTION PAGES; AND TO ALLOW CERTAIN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO PERFORM THE DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF ELECTION OFFICIALS.
 HB1527
Act 600
TO CREATE THE RED TAPE REDUCTION SUNRISE AND SUNSET ACT OF 2019; AND TO REQUIRE LEGISLATIVE REVIEW OF OCCUPATIONAL AUTHORIZATIONS AND OCCUPATIONAL ENTITIES.
 HB1630
Act 963
TO EXEMPT CERTAIN INFORMATION PERTAINING TO A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER FROM THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967; AND CONCERNING PUBLIC RECORD WEBSITES.
 HB1741
Act 763
TO AMEND THE HIGHER EDUCATION UNIFORM CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION ACT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1825
Act 710
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PROVISIONAL POSITIONS FOR STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1873AN ACT TO AMEND THE UNIFORM CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION ACT AND VARIOUS LAWS CONCERNING THE OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT.
 HB1905
Act 981
AN ACT AMENDING THE UNIFORM CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION ACT AND VARIOUS LAWS CONCERNING THE OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT.
 SB16TO AMEND THE RABIES CONTROL ACT REGARDING VACCINATIONS AGAINST RABIES FOR ANIMALS.
 SB164
Act 370
TO AMEND THE LICENSURE OF CERTAIN PROFESSIONS LICENSED BY THE ARKANSAS BOARD OF EXAMINERS IN COUNSELING.
 SB165TO REPEAL LICENSURE FOR PSYCHIATRIC TECHNICIAN NURSES.
 SB166TO REPEAL THE ARKANSAS NURSERY FRAUD ACT OF 1919; AND TO ELIMINATE THE LICENSE REQUIREMENT OF PERSONS OPERATING OR WORKING IN A NURSERY.
 SB171TO CREATE THE OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING SUNRISE AND SUNSET ACT OF 2019; AND TO ESTABLISH A REVIEW PROCESS FOR OCCUPATIONAL LICENSURE AND OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING ENTITIES.
 SB175TO REQUIRE DISCRETION IN REVIEWING CERTAIN FACTORS BEFORE DISQUALIFYING AN APPLICANT FOR OCCUPATIONAL LICENSURE; AND TO AUTHORIZE CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS BEFORE APPLYING FOR OCCUPATIONAL LICENSURE.
 SB342
Act 805
TO AMEND THE LAWS CONCERNING THE CONTRACTORS LICENSING BOARD; AND TO AMEND THE LICENSING REQUIREMENTS OF CONTRACTORS.
 SB410TO REPEAL THE ARKANSAS BARBER LAW; TO ABOLISH THE STATE BOARD OF BARBER EXAMINERS; AND TO AMEND THE LAW GOVERNING THE PRACTICE OF COSMETOLOGY.
 SB451
Act 990
TO AMEND THE LAWS REGARDING CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS TO OBTAIN CONSISTENCY REGARDING CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS AND DISQUALIFYING OFFENSES FOR LICENSURE.
 SB567TO COMBINE THE COSMETOLOGY TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND THE STATE BOARD OF BARBER EXAMINERS.
 SB583
Act 773
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS MUNICIPAL ACCOUNTING LAW CONCERNING CERTAIN DEBIT CARD AND CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS.
 SB612
Act 1000
CONCERNING THE OFFENSE OF UNLAWFUL USE OF AN UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEM; TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF "CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE".
 SB97
Act 336
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING CERTAIN VACATED MUNICIPAL OFFICES.
 SB98
Act 195
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS MUNICIPAL ACCOUNTING LAW TO ALLOW MUNICIPALITIES TO ACCEPT DEBIT CARD AND CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS.
 SR13TO COMMEND MISS CLAUDIA RAFFO ON HER SELECTION AS MISS ARKANSAS 2018.
 SR20COMMENDING ARKANSAS FARMERS, RANCHERS, AND FORESTERS FOR THEIR VITAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SECURITY AND ECONOMIC WELL-BEING OF THE STATE AND THE NATION.
CoSponsor
 HB1264
Act 139
TO AMEND THE EXEMPTION TO LICENSURE BY THE VETERINARY MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD FOR CHIROPRACTORS PERFORMING CHIROPRACTIC UPON ANIMALS.
 HB1378TO REQUIRE A CERTAIN PERCENTAGE OF LOTTERY PROCEEDS TO BE NET PROCEEDS FOR SCHOLARSHIPS.
 HB1439
Act 493
TO CREATE THE CHERISH ACT; AND TO PROHIBIT ABORTIONS AFTER EIGHTEEN (18) WEEKS' GESTATION EXCEPT IN A MEDICAL EMERGENCY.
 HB1495TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL REVENUE FOR THE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OF HIGHWAYS, STREETS, AND BRIDGES IN THE STATE.
 HB1564
Act 660
TO ESTABLISH THE PUBLIC SAFETY ACT OF 2019; TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1985; AND TO DEVELOP A NEXT GENERATION 911 SYSTEM.
 HB1567
Act 839
CONCERNING INVESTIGATIONS INTO SEXUAL ASSAULT; CONCERNING SEXUAL ASSAULT COLLECTION KITS; AND CONCERNING THE SUBMISSION OF SEXUAL ASSAULT COLLECTION KITS.
 HCR1010TO RECOGNIZE THAT ABUSE AND NEGLECT OF CHILDREN IS A SIGNIFICANT PUBLIC HEALTH PROBLEM; TO COMMEND THE IMPORTANT WORK BEING DONE TO COMBAT THE PROBLEM; AND TO PROCLAIM APRIL 11, 2019, AS “CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER DAY”.
 HJR1018TO CONTINUE A LEVY OF A ONE-HALF PERCENT SALES AND USE TAX FOR THE STATE’S HIGHWAY SYSTEM, COUNTY ROADS, AND CITY STREETS.
 SB149
Act 180
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS HUMAN LIFE PROTECTION ACT; AND TO ABOLISH ABORTION IN ARKANSAS AND PROTECT THE LIVES OF UNBORN CHILDREN.
 SB2
Act 619
TO CREATE THE DOWN SYNDROME DISCRIMINATION BY ABORTION PROHIBITION ACT.
 SB3
Act 620
TO REQUIRE ADDITIONAL REPORTING REQUIREMENTS BY CERTAIN PHYSICIANS AND HEALTHCARE FACILITIES FOR ABORTION COMPLICATIONS.
 SB336
Act 416
TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL REVENUE FOR THE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OF HIGHWAYS, STREETS, AND BRIDGES IN THE STATE.
 SB385
Act 298
TO REQUIRE A STUDY AND ANNUAL REVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS AND PROCESSES OF THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.
 SB386
Act 299
CONCERNING LEGISLATION PROPOSED BY THE DIRECTOR OF STATE HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION.
 SB440
Act 989
TO BAN USE OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN FOOD AND DRINK EXCEPT IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
 SB441
Act 928
TO ADD RESTRICTIONS REGARDING ADVERTISING OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA AND USE OF CERTAIN SYMBOLS.
 SB503
Act 930
CONCERNING THE OFFENSE OF PHYSICIAN-ASSISTED SUICIDE.
 SB543TO CLARIFY THE UNIFORM CONTRIBUTION AMONG TORTFEASORS ACT.
 SB544
Act 995
TO ESTABLISH PREJUDGMENT AND POST-JUDGMENT INTEREST RATES.
 SB545TO ESTABLISH RECOVERY OF DAMAGES FOR NECESSARY MEDICAL CARE, TREATMENT, OR SERVICES RENDERED.
 SCMR1TO REMEMBER MATT DECAMPLE AND HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
 SJR14TO CONTINUE A LEVY OF A ONE-HALF PERCENT SALES AND USE TAX FOR THE STATE’S HIGHWAY SYSTEM, COUNTY ROADS, AND CITY STREETS.
 SJR3APPLYING TO THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO CALL A CONVENTION FOR PROPOSING AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO ARTICLE V OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION.
 SR17TO ENCOURAGE LAW ENFORCEMENT TO SUSPEND CONTACT AND OUTREACH WITH THE COUNCIL ON AMERICAN-ISLAMIC RELATIONS.
 SR24TO REMEMBER MATT DECAMPLE AND HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
 SR42TO ENCOURAGE AND URGE GOVERNOR ASA HUTCHINSON TO ACT EXPEDITIOUSLY ON CERTAIN PAROLE BOARD RECOMMENDATIONS.