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Senator Paul Bookout (D)

1900 West Washington, Jonesboro, 72401

Senator Paul Bookout (D)
Phone: 870-932-6662
Phone:
District: 14
District:
14
Seniority: 33
Seniority:
33
Occupation: Funeral Director
Occupation:
Funeral Director
Church Affiliation: Baptist
Church Affiliation:
Baptist
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: House 1999, 2001, 2003; Senate Special Election 4-06; 2007
Public Service:
House 1999, 2001, 2003; Senate Special Election 4-06; 2007


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
MAKING REVISIONS TO THE ARKANSAS LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM CONCERNING BENEFITS, CREDITED SERVICE, ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, EMPLOYEE AND EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS, AND THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE SYSTEM.
AN ACT CONCERNING EMPLOYEE AND EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS, BENEFITS, CREDITED SERVICE, ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, AND THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE ARKANSAS LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
CONCERNING AMENDMENTS TO BENEFITS, EMPLOYEE AND EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS, CREDITED SERVICE, ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, AND THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE ARKANSAS LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
AN ACT TO REQUIRE A FACT OF DEATH RECORD TO BE FILED WITH THE DIVISION OF VITAL RECORDS AND TO ENSURE THE TIMELY RECEIPT OF DEATH INFORMATION.
AN ACT AMENDING THE DOCUMENTS AND INFORMATION REQUIRED TO BE FILED WITH THE BURIAL ASSOCIATION BOARD WHEN APPLYING FOR A CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - CRIMINAL JUSTICE INSTITUTE BUILDING GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE UAMS CANCER RESEARCH CENTER MATCHING FUND.
AN ACT TO CLARIFY THE LICENSURE AND INTERNSHIP PROCESS FOR THE ARKANSAS BOARD OF HEARING INSTRUMENT DISPENSERS AND TO INCREASE FEES FOR HEARING INSTRUMENT DISPENSER LICENSES.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES - GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES - CANCER RESEARCH CENTER CONSTRUCTION AND ENDOWMENT MATCHING APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2007-2009 BIENNIUM.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION - ENHANCED COMMUNITY SERVICES GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE SAU-TECH - THE NORTHEAST ARKANSAS FIRE TRAINING SATELLITE CENTER GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF AGING AND ADULT SERVICES - SENIOR CITIZEN CENTER GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY - PROGRAM IMPROVEMENTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO AMEND THE LAW REGARDING UNIFORM HOUSING ALLOWANCES FOR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
TO CLARIFY THE LAW REGARDING ACCEPTABLE DOCUMENTS TO CHANGE A NAME ON A DRIVER'S LICENSE.
PROPOSING A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO CHANGE SESSIONS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FROM BIENNIAL TO ANNUAL SESSIONS AND TO ESTABLISH THE LENGTH OF THE SESSIONS.
CONGRATULATING THE JONESBORO HIGH SCHOOL HURRICANE AS CLASS 6A BOYS' STATE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS.
REQUESTING AN INTERIM STUDY ON EXPANDING AND CONSOLIDATING THE EXISTING TELEHEALTH NETWORKS IN THE STATE.
REQUESTING A SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TO REVIEW THE DISTRIBUTION OF FUNDS AMONG INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
Primary Sponsor for House
TO CONFIRM THE POWER OF CONSOLIDATED UTILITY DISTRICTS TO PARTICIPATE WITH OUT-OF-STATE AGENCIES.
AN ACT REGARDING DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION REGARDING A SEX OFFENDER TO STUDENTS AT INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
TO REGULATE BANK MERGER TRANSACTIONS AND TO REQUIRE THE PLAN OF MERGER TO PROVIDE THE TERMS OF THE MERGER AND THE DISPOSITION OF EACH BANK'S ASSETS AND LIABILITIES.
THE FAIR GIFT CARD ACT.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO ENABLE THE USE OF ELECTRIC UTILITY POWER LINES TO DEPLOY BROADBAND NETWORKS.
TO AUTHORIZE CITIES AND TOWNS TO COLLECT AN ADDITIONAL FRANCHISE FEE FROM TELEPHONE COMPANIES.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO ESTABLISH THE SCHOOL BUS SAFETY AWARENESS FUND, TO IMPOSE AN ADDITIONAL FINE TO FUND THE SCHOOL BUS SAFETY AWARENESS FUND, AND TO REQUIRE THE USE OF SEAT BELTS ON SCHOOL BUSES WHEN AVAILABLE.
CoSponsor
TO AMEND THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON FOOD AND FOOD INGREDIENTS.
AN ACT TO PROHIBIT INTERNET SALES INTO ARKANSAS OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS IF THE PATIENT HAS NOT ACTUALLY CONSULTED A PRESCRIBING PRACTITIONER.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING ACT OF 2003 TO EQUALIZE THE FUNDING PROVIDED FOR A DISTRICT WITH A GROWING OR DECLINING ENROLLMENT.
AN ACT TO MAKE NURSING HOME STAFF POSTING AND RECORD-KEEPING CONSISTENT WITH FEDERAL LAW.
TO PROVIDE FOR A REAL-TIME ELECTRONIC LOGBOOK FOR A PHARMACY TO RECORD PURCHASES OF PSEUDOPHEDRINE AND OTHER SIMILAR SUBSTANCES; TO PROVIDE FOR THE MAINTENANCE AND ACCESS TO THE REAL-TIME ELECTRONIC LOGBOOK; AND FOR PENALTIES.
TO AMEND SECTIONS OF THE JOINT MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC POWER GENERATION ACT.
AN ACT TO IMPLEMENT THE FINDINGS OF THE ARKANSAS LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE ON ABUSED AND NEGLECTED CHILDREN AND TO PROTECT CHILD VICTIMS OF ABUSE AND NEGLECT THROUGH NEW AND EXPANDED PROGRAMS.
TO UPDATE AND MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO THE ARKANSAS INSURANCE CODE, TO CONFORM THE EXAMINATION OF INSURERS AND OTHER MATTERS TO CURRENT INSURANCE PRACTICES, AND TO ADDRESS VARIOUS OTHER INSURANCE ISSUES.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS HERITAGE - ARTS COUNCIL - GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY - AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH LAND ACQUISITION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR VARIOUS INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION FOR ARKANSAS DELTA TRAINING AND EDUCATION CONSORTIUM GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATIONS.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES SERVICES - HUMAN DEVELOPMENT CENTER GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS WIRELESS INFORMATION NETWORK FOR ALL STATE, COUNTY, AND MUNICIPAL AGENCIES.
"ARKANSAS INTERSTATE HIGHWAY FINANCING ACT OF 2007."
ENCOURAGING THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME TO ADD THE BROWNS TO ITS MEMBERSHIP.
CONCERNING THE REAUTHORIZATION OF THE STATE CHILDREN S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM.
COMMENDING MS. DEENA BURNETT FOR MAKING VITAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO CITIZENS IN ARKANSAS AND AROUND THE WORLD BY INSPIRING OTHERS TO BUILD A STRONG FOUNDATION OF CHARACTER, CONVICTION, AND COURAGE.
TO AUTHORIZE THE WIN ROCKEFELLER MEMORIAL SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE SENATE RULES COMMITTEE TO ACCEPT CONTRIBUTIONS AND COMMISSION A BUST IN HONOR OF THE LATE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR WINTHROP PAUL ROCKEFELLER.
HONORING THE DISTINGUISHED PUBLIC SERVICE OF SENATOR JACK CRITCHER.
COMMENDING SENATORS JIM HILL, JIM ARGUE, DAVE BISBEE, AND JACK CRITCHER ON THEIR YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE ARKANSAS GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
CoSponsor for House
TO EXEMPT DYED DISTILLATE SPECIAL FUEL FROM SALES AND USE TAX; TO IMPOSE A GALLONAGE TAX ON DYED DISTILLATE SPECIAL FUEL; TO EXCLUDE BIODIESEL FUEL FROM THE GALLONAGE TAX AND THE SALES AND USE TAX.
AN ACT TO CREATE FIVE (5) ADDITIONAL CIRCUIT JUDGESHIPS.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL LAW.
TO LIMIT THE LOCATION OF ADULT-ORIENTED BUSINESSES IN PROXIMITY TO LOCATIONS FREQUENTED BY CHILDREN.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING ACT OF 2003 AND TO ENSURE THAT EVERY PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THE STATE RECEIVES THE FULL AMOUNT OF FOUNDATION FUNDING.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR ENHANCED EDUCATIONAL FUNDING BY SUPPLEMENTING THE AMOUNT OF PER STUDENT FOUNDATION FUNDING DISTRIBUTED TO SCHOOL DISTRICTS FOR THE 2007-2008 AND 2008-2009 SCHOOL YEARS.
TO REVISE THE REGIONAL MOBILITY AUTHORITY ACT.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - CITIES AND COUNTIES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO FINANCE HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION AND TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL COUNTY AID AND MUNCIPAL AID.
TO AMEND THE UTILITY FACILITY ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC PROTECTION ACT AND THE ARKANSAS MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC UTILITY INTERLOCAL COOPERATION ACT OF 2003.
AN ACT CONCERNING ENERGY SAVINGS CONTRACTS FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS.

Committees

Committees