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Senator John Paul Capps (D)

914 James, Searcy, 72143

Senator John Paul Capps (D)
Phone: 501-268-8117
Phone:
District: 29
District:
29
Seniority: 29
Seniority:
29
Occupation: Semi-Retired/Former Radio Station Owner
Occupation:
Semi-Retired/Former Radio Station Owner
Church Affiliation: Church of Christ
Church Affiliation:
Church of Christ
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: Served in House 1963,1965,1967,1969,1971,1973,1975,1977,1979,1981,1983,1985,(Speaker of the House 1983-85); 1987,1989,1991,1993,1995,1997; Serving first term in Senate 2003, 2005, 2007
Public Service:
Served in House 1963, 1965, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1985, (Speaker of the House 1983-85); 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997; Serving first term in Senate 2003, 2005, 2007


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY - BEEBE - ASU - SEARCY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - ARKANSAS STATE LIBRARY - STATE ASSISTANCE - ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ARKANSAS HISTORY AND CULTURE PROJECT - CENTRAL ARKANSAS LIBRARY SYSTEM GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - ARKANSAS STATE LIBRARY - CENTRAL ARKANSAS LIBRARY SYSTEM FOR EXPANSION OF STATEWIDE ACCESS TO THE INNREACH PROJECT GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY - BEEBE - OPERATING EXPENSES, TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE, MAINTENANCE, IMPROVEMENTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES - PURCHASE OF ROBOTIC EQUIPMENT FOR PROSTATE AND OTHER SURGERY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT - THE ARKANSAS STATE FAIR GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES - GRANTS TO RURAL FIRE DEPARTMENTS ACROSS THE STATE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURAL DEPARTMENT GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS HERITAGE - HISTORIC PRESERVATION - COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION - WATER AND SEWER IMPROVEMENT GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF AGING AND ADULT SERVICES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO ALLOW FOR PERSONAL REIMBURSEMENT TO STATE EMPLOYEES FOR THE PAYMENT OF TIPS WHILE TRAVELING ON OFFICIAL BUSINESS.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING REIMBURSEMENTS.
TO PROVIDE FOR THE CREATION AND OPERATION OF THE CONNECT ARKANSAS NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION TO PROMOTE BROADBAND EDUCATION AND DEPLOYMENT IN ARKANSAS.
AN ACT TO INCREASE THE DELIVERY OF BROADBAND INTERNET TO CITIZENS OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
Primary Sponsor for House
TO STRENGTHEN CITIZEN ACCESS TO PUBLIC INFORMATION, PUBLIC RECORDS, AND PUBLIC MEETINGS.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY - BEEBE - VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM BUILDING GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO PERMIT PLACING A SECURITY FREEZE ON A PERSON'S CONSUMER REPORT, TO PROVIDE PROCEDURES FOR THE PLACEMENT AND REMOVAL OF THE SECURITY FREEZE, AND TO PROVIDE NOTICE OF THE RIGHT TO OBTAIN A SECURITY FREEZE.
TO REQUIRE A SUBCHAPTER S CORPORATION TO ATTACH A COPY OF ITS FEDERAL RETURN TO ITS ARKANSAS RETURN AND TO FILE ELECTION AND CONSENT FORMS AS PRESCRIBED BY THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION.
TO ALLOW AN EXTENSION OF TIME TO FILE TAX RETURNS AND TO CONFORM CERTAIN TAX RETURN FILING DATES WITH THE CORRESPONDING FEDERAL FILING DATE.
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.
TO REQUIRE STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO PERMIT LOCAL PRIVATE RETAILERS ACCESS TO STUDENT SALES.
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.
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.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE UAMS CANCER RESEARCH CENTER MATCHING FUND.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVE QUICK ACTION CLOSING FUND.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE FAIR AND LIVESTOCK SHOW ASSOCIATION.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS WIRELESS INFORMATION NETWORK FOR ALL STATE, COUNTY, AND MUNICIPAL AGENCIES.
"ARKANSAS INTERSTATE HIGHWAY FINANCING ACT OF 2007."
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A GRAIN ASSESSMENT TO PROMOTE GRAIN PRODUCTION THROUGH BIOFUEL INCENTIVES.
ENCOURAGING THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME TO ADD THE BROWNS TO ITS MEMBERSHIP.
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 INCREASE THE MAXIMUM PROPERTY TAX RELIEF CREDIT FOR A HOMESTEAD.
TO ALLOW MILITARY OFFICERS OF THE ARMED SERVICES TO RECEIVE THE SAME INCOME TAX EXEMPTION AS ENLISTED PERSONNEL OF THE ARMED SERVICES.
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.
TO ENHANCE THE PENALTY FOR FINANCIAL IDENTITY FRAUD UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; TO CREATE THE OFFENSE OF NONFINANCIAL IDENTITY FRAUD; AND TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 5-37-227.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL LAW.
TO ENABLE THE USE OF ELECTRIC UTILITY POWER LINES TO DEPLOY BROADBAND NETWORKS.
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.
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