This page shows information from a previous legislative session and is presented for archive purposes only.


Legislative Analyst
Marty Garrity
Administrative Assistant
Vicki Freeburn
Legislative Attorney
Jillian Thayer

The Legislative Council was established by Act 264 of 1949 to collect data and information upon which legislative decisions will be made during regular session of the General Assembly. The Bureau of Legislative Research of the Legislative Council is a service agency within the legislative department of government. All members of the General Assembly have access to the Bureau of Legislative Research. The Legislative Council is the supervisory committee for the Bureau of Legislative Research, and the council coordinates the activities of the various interim committees and through the various committees provides legislative oversight of the executive branch of government. The council consists of 36 regular members - 20 House members and 16 Senators. In addition, there are 24 ex-officio voting members and 5 ex-officio non-voting members.(A.C.A. 10-3-301)



Chair Chamber Member
Chair Senator Senator Bill Sample
Chair Representative Representative Jim Dotson
Vice-Chair Senator Senator Terry Rice
Vice-Chair Representative Representative Jon S. Eubanks
Senator Senator Cecile Bledsoe
Senator Ronald Caldwell
Senator Linda Chesterfield
Senator Alan Clark
Senator John Cooper
Senator Joyce Elliott
Senator Scott Flippo
Senator Stephanie Flowers
Senator Missy Irvin
Senator Bryan King
Senator Uvalde Lindsey
Senator Bruce Maloch
Senator Jason Rapert
Senator Gary Stubblefield
Representative Representative Bob Ballinger
Representative Scott Baltz
Representative Ken Bragg
Representative Bruce Cozart
Representative Gary Deffenbaugh
Representative Joe Farrer
Representative Deborah Ferguson
Representative David Fielding
Representative Justin Gonzales
Representative Kim Hammer
Representative Joe Jett
Representative Greg Leding
Representative Fredrick J. Love
Representative George B. McGill
Representative David Meeks
Representative Josh Miller
Representative Reginald Murdock
Representative Chris Richey
Representative Jeff Wardlaw
ex officio Senator Senator Will Bond
ex officio Senator Jonathan Dismang
ex officio Senator Lance Eads
ex officio Senator Jim Hendren
ex officio Senator Bart Hester
ex officio Senator Jimmy Hickey, Jr
ex officio Senator Keith Ingram
ex officio Senator David J. Sanders
ex officio Senator Larry Teague
ex officio Representative Representative Mary Bentley
ex officio Representative Charles Blake
ex officio Representative Andy Davis
ex officio Representative Les Eaves
ex officio Representative Lane Jean
ex officio Representative John Payton
ex officio Representative Mathew W. Pitsch
ex officio Representative DeAnn Vaught
ex officio Representative David Whitaker
ex officio Representative Richard Womack