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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: 26
Seniority:
26
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 Asst. Pro Tempore; 2009 Asst. Pro Tempore
Public Service:
House 1999, 2001, 2003; Senate Special Election 4-06; 2007 Asst. Pro Tempore; 2009 Asst. Pro Tempore
Biography: Paul Bookout.pdf
Biography:


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR FUNERAL DIRECTORS.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE § 23-17-405 TO ALLOW AN ELIGIBLE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CARRIER TO USE ADDITIONAL METHODS TO PROVIDE UNIVERSAL SERVICES.
CONCERNING LICENSE FEES FOR BURIAL ASSOCIATIONS.
TO ALLOW UPON CERTAIN CONDITIONS A VENDOR TO REPORT MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE POLICIES AND POLICY CANCELLATIONS.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY - NEWPORT - JONESBORO TECHNICAL CENTER COSTS OF INSTRUCTIONAL AND GENERAL PURPOSE BUILDING ADDITION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY - JONESBORO - DEFERRED MAINTENANCE FOR CLASSROOMS, BUILDINGS AND RELATED INFRASTRUCTURE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY - JONESBORO CLASSROOM RENOVATIONS, REFURBISHING, TECHNOLOGY UPDATES, EQUIPMENT AND FURNITURE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY - JONESBORO - LIBERAL ARTS TEACHING BUILDING CONSTRUCTING, EQUIPPING LANDSCAPING, PARKING LOT AND OTHER CONSTRUCTION RELATED COSTS OF COMPLETING GENERAL IMPROVEMENT
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION - JOB TRAINING GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS STATE POLICE - WINTHROP PAUL ROCKEFELLER ARKANSAS STATE POLICE HALL OF HONOR GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES - PURCHASE OF EQUIPMENT FOR THE CANCER INSTITUTE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR MATHEMATICS, SCIENCES AND THE ARTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO ALLOW THE ISSUANCE OF A REGULAR LICENSE PLATE TO A PERSON WHO QUALIFIES FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A MILITARY SERVICE OR VETERANS SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE AT THE SAME FEE REQUIRED FOR THE SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE.
TO ALTER THE OFFICIAL ROUTE DESIGNATED AS CROWLEY'S RIDGE SCENIC HIGHWAY.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING SPECIAL ELECTIONS.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE AWARD PROCEDURE FOR PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS BY INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING DISTRICTS WITHIN COUNTIES AND MUNICIPALITIES FOR DEVELOPMENT AND REDEVELOPMENT PROJECTS.
TO AMEND CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS TOURISM DEVELOPMENT ACT.
TO CREATE A TASK FORCE TO IDENTIFY ALL CEMETERIES IN THE STATE, REPORT ON THE CONDITION OF CEMETERIES, AND PROVIDE EDUCATION ON DOCUMENTATION AND PRESERVATION OF CEMETERIES.
CoSponsor
THE ARKANSAS SCHOLARSHIP LOTTERY ACT.
PAUL'S LAW: TO PROHIBIT DRIVERS OF MOTOR VEHICLES FROM USING HANDHELD WIRELESS TELEPHONES TO ENGAGE IN TEXT MESSAGING.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT - PLANT BOARD - BOLL WEEVIL ERADICATION PROGRAM LONG TERM DEBT APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2009-2010 FISCAL YEAR.
AN ACT CONCERNING THE RIGHTS TO CONTROL THE FINAL DISPOSITION OF A DECEASED PERSON.
TO CLARIFY THE DEFINITION OF CASUALTY INSURANCE TO INCLUDE MORTGAGE LIEN PROTECTION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEE HEALTH INSURANCE APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2009-2010 FISCAL YEAR.
TO ENUMERATE CERTAIN POWERS OF THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION CONCERNING THE REGULATION OF PUBLIC UTILITY RATES.
THE FAIR DISCLOSURE TO EMPLOYERS, INSURANCE COMPANIES, AND OTHERS OF PAYMENTS FOR PHARMACISTS' SERVICES ACT.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE § 18-15-301 AND TO MODIFY THE PROCEDURES CONCERNING A CERTIFICATE OF CONVENIENCE AND NECESSITY FOR MUNICIPALLY OWNED ELECTRIC UTILITIES FROM THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A PROVIDER FEE FOR INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITIES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.
TO REQUIRE THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION TO PERMIT STORM COST RESERVE ACCOUNTING FOR ELECTRIC PUBLIC UTILITIES WHEN REQUESTED.
THE ELECTRIC AUTOCYCLE ACT.
THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY SAVINGS GOALS ACT OF 2009.
TO REQUIRE GROUP ACCIDENT AND HEALTH INSURANCE ASSOCIATIONS TO REGISTER WITH THE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER.
TO INCLUDE SPECIFIED DISEASE, HOSPITAL INDEMNITY, OR OTHER LIMITED BENEFIT HEALTH INSURANCE POLICIES AND TO REVISE PROCEDURES FOR DETERMINING PREMIUM RATES FOR A CLOSED BLOCK OF BUSINESS.
TO PROHIBIT UNFAIR METHODS OF COMPETITION AND UNFAIR OR DECEPTIVE TRADE PRACTICES BY SELLERS OF PREPAID FUNERAL BENEFITS CONTRACTS.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A POST-DOCTORAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING GRANT PROGRAM.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS RISK CAPITAL MATCHING FUND ACT OF 2007.
TO INCREASE THE OPPORTUNITY FOR SCHOOL COUNSELORS TO BECOME SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS.
TO MODIFY THE FUNDING FORMULA MODEL FOR UNIVERSITIES.
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.
THE ARKANSAS SCHOLARSHIP LOTTERY ACT
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY - JONESBORO - OPERATIONS AND ACQUISITION OF HERITAGE SITES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A PROVIDER FEE FOR INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITIES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS HOUSING TRUST FUND.
AN ACT REGARDING STATE FUNDED PHARMACY BENEFIT PLANS.
AN ACT FOR VARIOUS INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION FOR PERSONAL SERVICES, OPERATING EXPENSES, REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS AND GRANTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE ARKANSAS DELTA TRAINING AND EDUCATION CONSORTIUM
AN ACT TO LEVY AN ASSESSMENT FEE ON HOSPITALS TO IMPROVE HEALTH CARE ACCESS FOR THE CITIZENS OF ARKANSAS.
TO REMOVE THE ABILITY OF A LOCAL UNIT OF GOVERNMENT TO REGULATE FIREARMS FOLLOWING A PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY.
AN ACT CONCERNING AGGRAVATED CRUELTY TO DOGS, CATS, AND HORSES AND RELATED OFFENSES AND CONCERNING ANIMAL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES.
TO PROVIDE FORFEITURE OF OR DISQUALIFICATION FROM PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT ON CONVICTION OF AN OFFENSE RELATED TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT.
TO ENACT THE STATE INSURANCE DEPARTMENT GENERAL OMNIBUS BILL TO UPDATE AND MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO THE ARKANSAS INSURANCE LAWS AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY FOR SECTION 20 OF THIS ACT.
TO BROADEN THE HIGHER EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES GRANT PROGRAM.
TO AMEND TITLE 6 PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS WORKFORCE IMPROVEMENT GRANT PROGRAM.
TO AMEND THE TEACHER OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM AND TO PROVIDE SCHOLARSHIPS TO TEACHERS RETURNING TO COLLEGE TO RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATION.
TO CONSOLIDATE THE TEACHER EDUCATION RECRUITMENT PROGRAMS AND CREATE THE STATE TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE MILITARY DEPENDENTS SCHOLARSHIP.
TO CREATE CONTINUING ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CHILDREN AND SPOUSES OF CERTAIN PUBLIC SERVICE EMPLOYEES IF THE PUBLIC SERVICE RESULTS IN DEATH OR PERMANENT AND TOTAL DISABILITY.
TO PROVIDE FLEXIBILITY FOR THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN GOVERNOR'S SCHOLARS PROGRAM AWARDS.
TO REPEAL THE FACULTY/ADMINISTRATOR DEVELOPMENT FELLOWS PROGRAM.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS GOVERNMENT WORKER LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM.
TO REDUCE THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON FOOD AND FOOD INGREDIENTS.
CONCERNING THE MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. COMMISSION.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING TOBACCO TREATMENT, PREVENTION, AND CESSATION.
THE COLORECTAL CANCER PREVENTION, EARLY DETECTION, AND TREATMENT ACT OF 2009.
A RESOLUTION REGARDING TRANSITIONAL CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY.
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.
AMENDING THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION TO CREATE A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO HUNT, FISH, TRAP, AND HARVEST WILDLIFE.
WELCOMING THE RETURN OF FORMER PRESIDENT WILLIAM JEFFERSON CLINTON AND HONORING HIS EXTENSIVE PUBLIC SERVICE AND ACHIEVEMENTS AS GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AND PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
COMMENDING SENATOR STEVE FARIS FOR HIS TENURE AS NATIONAL CHAIRMAN OF THE AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE EXCHANGE COUNCIL.

Committees

Committees
Vice Chair: ALC-PERSONNEL