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Senator Cecile Bledsoe (R)

709 Sky Mountain Dr., Rogers, 72757

Senator Cecile Bledsoe (R)
Phone: 479-636-2115
Phone:
District: 3
District:
3
Seniority: 1
Seniority:
1
Occupation: Former VP and Assistant Office Manager of Surgical Clinic
Occupation:
Former VP and Assistant Office Manager of Surgical Clinic
Church Affiliation: Baptist
Church Affiliation:
Baptist
Veteran: No
Veteran:
No
Public Service: House 1999, 2001, 2003, Senate 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017
Public Service:
House 1999, 2001, 2003, Senate 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO AMEND THE SAFE HAVEN ACT.
TO ENCOURAGE CHILD CARE FACILITY ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN ARKANSAS; AND CONCERNING THE DUTIES OF THE DIVISION OF CHILD CARE AND EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES.
TO UPDATE REFERENCES TO THE ACCREDITATION ORGANIZATION RELATED TO PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS.
TO EXTEND THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR A SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST.
TO UPDATE REFERENCES TO AN ACCREDITATION ORGANIZATION RELATED TO OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY.
TO REPEAL AN OBSOLETE LAW REGARDING THE RECORDING OF A CERTIFICATE BEFORE PRACTICING MEDICINE.
TO CLARIFY THAT AN EXPERT WITNESS TESTIFYING OR OFFERING OPINIONS REGARDING AN ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEEDING BEFORE A BOARD OF ANY PROFESSION OR OCCUPATION CLASSIFIED AS A PROFESSION OF HEALING ARTS HAS IMMUNITY.
TO ADD FELLOWSHIP AS A METHOD FOR A FOREIGN GRADUATE TO OBTAIN A LICENSE TO PRACTICE MEDICINE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO CLARIFY LAW REGARDING OUT-OF-STATE PHYSICIANS WHO PRACTICE PATIENT CARE SERVICES INITIATED IN THIS STATE THROUGH THE USE OF ANY MEDIUM.
TO BAN USE OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN FOOD AND DRINK EXCEPT IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
TO ADD RESTRICTIONS REGARDING ADVERTISING OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA AND USE OF CERTAIN SYMBOLS.
CONCERNING THE OFFENSE OF PHYSICIAN-ASSISTED SUICIDE.
TO PROVIDE FOR THE ASSIGNMENT OF BENEFITS TO A HEALTHCARE PROVIDER.
TO REQUIRE A HEALTHCARE PAYOR TO DISCLOSE ON A MEMBER IDENTIFICATION CARD WHETHER A HEALTH BENEFIT PLAN IS INSURED OR SELF-FUNDED; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO REQUIRE THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM TO COVER OPIOID ANTAGONISTS AS A PHARMACY BENEFIT.
TO RECOGNIZE NATIONAL WEAR RED DAY.
CoSponsor
TO REQUIRE EACH PUBLIC SCHOOL TO PROVIDE THAT BLEEDING CONTROL TRAINING BE TAUGHT TO STUDENTS IN GRADES NINE THROUGH TWELVE (9-12).
CONCERNING OBSCENE MATERIALS; TO BE KNOWN AS THE "HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND CHILD EXPLOITATION PREVENTION ACT"; AND TO PROVIDE FOR INTERNET BLOCKING CAPABILITY.
TO ENCOURAGE CHILD CARE FACILITY ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN ARKANSAS; AND CONCERNING THE DUTIES OF THE DIVISION OF CHILD CARE AND EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES.
CONCERNING THE PURSUIT OF A NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE-DESIGNATED CANCER CENTER AT THE WINTHROP P. ROCKEFELLER CANCER INSTITUTE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES.
TO AMEND THE APPLICABILITY OF REQUIREMENTS FOR CAMPAIGN SIGNS AND MATERIALS.
TO ESTABLISH THE EVERY ARKANSAN RETIREMENT PLAN OPPORTUNITY ACT.
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.
TO ESTABLISH THE MATERNAL MORTALITY REVIEW COMMITTEE.
TO IMPROVE MATERNAL AND PERINATAL OUTCOMES BY CREATING THE MATERNAL AND PERINATAL OUTCOMES QUALITY REVIEW COMMITTEE.
TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL REVENUE FOR THE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OF HIGHWAYS, STREETS, AND BRIDGES IN THE STATE.
TO PROHIBIT THE SALE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS, VAPOR PRODUCTS, ALTERNATIVE NICOTINE PRODUCTS, E-LIQUID PRODUCTS, AND CIGARETTE PAPERS TO A PERSON UNDER TWENTY-ONE (21) YEARS OF AGE.
CONCERNING THE TREATMENT OF FEMALE INMATES AND DETAINEES IN CORRECTIONAL OR DETENTION FACILITIES; AND CONCERNING PREGNANT INMATES AND DETAINEES.
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 PRIMARY PREVENTION PROGRAMS ACT.
TO AMEND THE PRIOR AUTHORIZATION TRANSPARENCY ACT; TO PROHIBIT PRIOR AUTHORIZATION FOR MEDICATION-ASSISTED TREATMENT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO REQUIRE AN APPLICANT TO NOTIFY ADJACENT PROPERTY OWNERS OF PERMIT APPLICATIONS AND MODIFICATIONS BEFORE APPROVAL BY THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY.
TO EXPAND ACCESS TO ASSOCIATION HEALTH PLANS THAT ALLOW MORE SMALL BUSINESSES TO BAND TOGETHER TO PURCHASE INSURANCE.
TO CREATE A STUDY OF PUBLIC NOTICE AND PARTICIPATION IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL PERMITTING PROCESS.
TO AMEND THE RENTAL PURCHASE ACT.
TO REQUIRE REPORTING OF CERTAIN EVENTS RELATED TO OFFICE-BASED SURGERY.
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 CONTINUE A LEVY OF A ONE-HALF PERCENT SALES AND USE TAX FOR THE STATE’S HIGHWAY SYSTEM, COUNTY ROADS, AND CITY STREETS.
TO ABOLISH THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE ARKANSAS HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACE; TO TRANSFER THE ARKANSAS HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACE TO THE STATE INSURANCE DEPARTMENT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS HUMAN LIFE PROTECTION ACT; AND TO ABOLISH ABORTION IN ARKANSAS AND PROTECT THE LIVES OF UNBORN CHILDREN.
TO AMEND THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS REGULATORY REFORM ACT OF 2013; TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL ACCESS TO FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION-DEFINED BROADBAND SERVICE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
CONCERNING THE PURSUIT OF A NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE-DESIGNATED CANCER CENTER AT THE WINTHROP P. ROCKEFELLER CANCER INSTITUTE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES.
AN ACT RESTORING ARKANSAS FAMILIES.
TO REQUIRE SCHOOL-LEVEL IMPROVEMENT, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, CURRICULUM, AND GRADUATE STUDIES PLANS TO BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SCIENCE OF READING.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS GENETIC COUNSELOR LICENSURE ACT.
TO CREATE THE DOWN SYNDROME DISCRIMINATION BY ABORTION PROHIBITION ACT.
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 REQUIRE ADDITIONAL REPORTING REQUIREMENTS BY CERTAIN PHYSICIANS AND HEALTHCARE FACILITIES FOR ABORTION COMPLICATIONS.
TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL REVENUE FOR THE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OF HIGHWAYS, STREETS, AND BRIDGES IN THE STATE.
TO REQUIRE A STUDY AND ANNUAL REVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS AND PROCESSES OF THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.
CONCERNING LEGISLATION PROPOSED BY THE DIRECTOR OF STATE HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION.
TO REMEMBER MATT DECAMPLE AND HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
TO CONTINUE A LEVY OF A ONE-HALF PERCENT SALES AND USE TAX FOR THE STATE’S HIGHWAY SYSTEM, COUNTY ROADS, AND CITY STREETS.
APPLYING TO THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO CALL A CONVENTION FOR PROPOSING AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO ARTICLE V OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION.
TO ENCOURAGE LAW ENFORCEMENT TO SUSPEND CONTACT AND OUTREACH WITH THE COUNCIL ON AMERICAN-ISLAMIC RELATIONS.
TO REMEMBER MATT DECAMPLE AND HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.

Committees

Committees
ex officio: ALC-PEER
ex officio: ALC-PERSONNEL
ex officio: ALC-REVIEW