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Senator Paul Bookout (D)

3806 Pebble Beach Drive, Jonesboro, 72404

Senator Paul Bookout (D)
Phone: 870-336-5013
Phone:
District: 21
District:
21
Seniority: 1
Seniority:
1
Occupation: Administrative Director for System Relations for St. Bernards Healthcare in Jonesboro
Occupation:
Administrative Director for System Relations for St. Bernards Healthcare in Jonesboro
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, 2010-11 President Pro Tempore
Public Service:
House 1999, 2001, 2003; Senate Special Election 4-06; 2007 Asst. Pro Tempore; 2009 Asst. Pro Tempore, 2010-11 President Pro Tempore


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING A HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE.
CONCERNING THE HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACE NAVIGATOR PROGRAMS.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY - LIBERAL ARTS BUILDING CONSTRUCTION AND PERSONAL SERVICES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY - CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATION, MAINTENANCE, EQUIPMENT, AND OPERATIONS OF THE SYSTEM'S INSTITUTIONS AND ENTITIES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY - NEWPORT - JONESBORO CAMPUS HOSPITALITY SERVICES BUILDING GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - SPECIAL NEEDS FACILITY AND PARK GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS HEART DISEASE AND STROKE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT TASK FORCE.
TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES TO DONATE PROPERTY TO COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CLINICS AND CENTERS.
TO ADDRESS EXPANSION OF THE STATE MEDICAID PROGRAM.
TO AMEND THE LAW REGARDING THE STATE MEDICAID PROGRAM; AND TO EXPLORE A STATE MEDICAID INSURANCE EXCHANGE.
CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF THE REVEREND DR. HERMAN LEE LEWELLEN, AND THE CONTRIBUTIONS HE MADE TO HIS COMMUNITY AND TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
TO CONGRATULATE THE ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY RED WOLVES FOOTBALL TEAM FOR WINNING BACK-TO-BACK SUN BELT CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS AND THE 2013 GODADDY.COM BOWL.
Primary Sponsor for House
TO CLARIFY THE LAW CONCERNING RECOUPMENT OF PAYMENTS FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO PROMOTE ADOPTION IN ARKANSAS BY PROTECTING THE PRIVACY OF THE RELINQUISHING PARENT.
CoSponsor
TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS VIDEO SERVICE ACT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO CREATE THE MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION SYSTEM.
TO CREATE THE HEALTH CARE INDEPENDENCE ACT OF 2013; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
CONCERNING NONRESIDENT CUSTOMERS OF CERTAIN WATER SYSTEMS.
TO PROVIDE INCENTIVES FOR CONVERTING DIESEL-POWERED MOTOR VEHICLES AND GASOLINE-POWERED MOTOR VEHICLES TO MOTOR VEHICLES POWERED BY COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS OR PROPANE GAS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
THE SAFE SCHOOL INITIATIVE ACT.
TO ENSURE THAT CHILDREN WITH DYSLEXIA HAVE THEIR NEEDS MET BY THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM.
TO CREATE AN EXEMPTION FROM THE INCOME TAX FOR SERVICE PAY OR ALLOWANCES RECEIVED BY ACTIVE DUTY MEMBERS OF THE ARMED SERVICES.
TO RESTORE CONSISTENCY IN TEMPORARY TOTAL DISABILITY BENEFIT AND EMPLOYEE MISCONDUCT DETERMINATIONS AFTER TERMINATION UNDER INITIATED MEASURE 4 OF 1948.
TO IMPROVE EDUCATION IN ARKANSAS BY CREATING DISTRICTS OF INNOVATION.
CONCERNING REPORTS FOR SALES AND USE TAXES.
TO COMMEMORATE THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE STATE BOARD OF HEALTH AND THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH'S SERVICE TO THE CITIZENS OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
COMMENDING THE NATION OF ISRAEL FOR ITS CORDIAL AND MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL RELATIONSHIP WITH THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND WITH THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
CoSponsor for House
TO CREATE THE HEALTH CARE INDEPENDENCE ACT OF 2013; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO REQUIRE THE DIVISION OF YOUTH SERVICES TO APPEAR BEFORE THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR ALL CONTRACTS AND CONTRACT CHANGES; TO REQUIRE NOTICE TO BE GIVEN BEFORE CHANGES TO COMMUNITY-BASED PROVIDER CONTRACTS ARE MADE.
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF LAW CONCERNING ACADEMIC, FISCAL, AND FACILITIES DISTRESS OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE FIREWORKS LAWS; AND TO CLARIFY AND MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO THE FIREWORKS LAWS.