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Representative David Whitaker (D)

717 North Lewis Avenue, Fayetteville, 72701

Representative David Whitaker (D)
Phone: 479-236-8313
Phone:
District: 85
District:
85
Seniority: 22
Seniority:
22
Occupation: Attorney
Occupation:
Attorney
Church Affiliation: Independent Christian
Church Affiliation:
Independent Christian
Veteran: Yes
Veteran:
Yes
Public Service: First Term House 2013, 2015, Minority Leader 2017
Public Service:
First Term House 2013, 2015, Minority Leader 2017


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE MUNICIPAL EXCHANGE OF PROPERTY.
TO AUTHORIZE AND ENCOURAGE THE ARKANSAS STATE GAME AND FISH COMMISSION TO ESTABLISH AN ANATOMICAL GIFT OPTION FOR ARKANSAS RESIDENTS OBTAINING A HUNTING OR FISHING LICENSE THROUGH THE COMMISSION'S ONLINE SALES SYSTEM.
CoSponsor
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF AERONAUTICS FUND.
TO CREATE THE TEACHER SALARY ENHANCEMENT ACT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO ENSURE THE FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION OF A STUDENT JOURNALIST AT A PUBLIC INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT BELOW WHICH SALES AND USE TAX IS NOT DUE ON THE PURCHASE OF A USED MOTOR VEHICLE; AND TO ELIMINATE THE SALES AND USE TAX EXEMPTION FOR CERTAIN MOTOR VEHICLES, TRAILERS, AND SEMITRAILERS.
CONCERNING THE IMPOSITION OF THE DEATH PENALTY ON A DEFENDANT WITH A SERIOUS MENTAL ILLNESS.
TO ESTABLISH A PROCESS BY WHICH RECORDS OF CERTAIN CRIMINAL OFFENSES ARE AUTOMATICALLY REMOVED AFTER A CERTAIN PERIOD OF TIME; AND CONCERNING THE RECORDS OF A PERSON'S CRIMINAL HISTORY.
TO AMEND THE LAWS CONCERNING NURSING LICENSURES.
TO ALLOW EXCESS FOOD DISTRIBUTION BY A PUBLIC SCHOOL OR OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL TO A STUDENT WHO IS ENROLLED IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL OR OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL.
TO CREATE THE ELECTRIC MOTORIZED SCOOTER ACT.
TO DESIGNATE THE ALLIGATOR GAR AS THE OFFICIAL PRIMITIVE FISH OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC CONFIDENCE IN THE INTEGRITY OF JUDICIAL ELECTIONS; AND TO REQUIRE ADDITIONAL REPORTING AND TRANSPARENCY OF INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURES IN RELATED CAMPAIGNS.
TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS LITTER REDUCTION AND DEPOSIT BEVERAGE CONTAINER RECYCLING ACT; TO REQUIRE THE LABELING OF DEPOSIT BEVERAGE CONTAINERS SOLD IN ARKANSAS; TO ESTABLISH THE DEPOSIT BEVERAGE CONTAINER RECYCLING PROGRAM.
TO PROVIDE FOR MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT RATES THAT ADDRESS THE MINIMUM WAGE INCREASES; TO PROVIDE FOR IMMEDIATE AND ONGOING REGULAR REVIEWS OF MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT RATES AND METHODOLOGIES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE COMPREHENSIVE CRIMINAL RECORD SEALING ACT OF 2013.
TO RECOGNIZE THE AMERICAN LEGION DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS AND CELEBRATE THE ONE HUNDREDTH BIRTHDAY OF THE DEPARTMENT.
TO 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”.
TO RECOGNIZE THE POSITIVE CONTRIBUTION OF THE FILMING OF HBO SERIES “TRUE DETECTIVE” IN ARKANSAS.
AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION TO PROHIBIT SLAVERY AND INVOLUNTARY SERVITUDE.
IN RESPECTFUL MEMORY OF MR. JIM HOUSE AND IN RECOGNITION OF HIS MANY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AND HIS LOCAL COMMUNITY.
CoSponsor for Senate
TO PROVIDE FOR INELIGIBILITY FOR CERTAIN RETIREMENT BENEFITS UPON CONVICTION OF A FELONY ARISING OUT OF AN ELECTED PUBLIC OFFICIAL'S OFFICIAL ACTIONS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO BE KNOWN AS THE "PAROLE EQUITY ACT.
TO CLARIFY THE STATE INSURANCE DEPARTMENT'S REGULATORY AND ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITY CONCERNING PHARMACY BENEFITS MANAGERS; AND TO MODIFY THE ARKANSAS PHARMACY BENEFITS MANAGER LICENSURE ACT.
TO AMEND THE ELIGIBILITY OF FAMILY MEMBERS WHO MAY APPLY FOR A GOLD STAR FAMILY SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE.
TO CREATE THE STRONG FAMILIES ACT; AND TO CREATE AN INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR EMPLOYERS THAT PROVIDE PAID FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE FOR CERTAIN EMPLOYEES.
TO RECOGNIZE THE CONTRIBUTIONS MADE BY NOLAN RICHARDSON JR. TO THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AND TO REQUEST THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT FAYETTEVILLE NAME THE BASKETBALL COURT IN BUD WALTON ARENA IN HIS HONOR.
RATIFYING 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.

Committees

Committees