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Representative M. Olin Cook

266 South Enid Avenue, Russellville, 72801

Representative M. Olin Cook
Phone: 479-968-4203
Phone:
District: 30
District:
30
Seniority: 1
Seniority:
1
Occupation: Retired Educator
Occupation:
Retired Educator
Church Affiliation: First United Methodist
Church Affiliation:
First United Methodist
Veteran: U. S. Army-Korean War
Veteran:
U. S. Army-Korean War
Public Service: House - 11/20/95, 1997, 1999, 2001
Public Service:
House - 11/20/95, 1997, 1999, 2001


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO REQUIRE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTION COMMISSIONERS TO MAKE AVAILABLE THE FULL TEXT OF STATEWIDE INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM MEASURES.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE USE OF EXCESS INTEREST FROM THE ARKANSAS CHILD CARE FACILITIES LOAN GUARANTEE TRUST FUND TO SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL AND QUALITY DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES.
AN ACT PERTAINING TO CERTIFICATION BY THE DIVISION OF CHILD CARE AND EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION.
TO ALLOW MEMBERS OF THE TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM TO RETIRE AND RETURN TO WORK WITHIN 30 DAYS AND TO AMEND THE EARNINGS LIMITATIONS AFTER RETIREMENT.
TO AMEND THE PUBLISHING REQUIREMENTS FOR NOTICE OF DELINQUENT REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY TAXES.
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A FOUNDATION FOR EARLY CHILD CARE AND EDUCATION.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIREMENTS TO MAKE THE CRITERIA FOR NEW LICENSE ISSUANCE THE SAME AS THAT FOR LICENSE RENEWAL.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE EMERGENCY SECONDARY EDUCATION LOAN PROGRAM.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS GOVERNOR'S SCHOLARS PROGRAM; TO CHANGE THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS; TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF APPLICANTS; AND TO LOWER THE AMOUNT OF THE AWARD.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE GOVERNOR'S DISTINGUISHED TEACHING SCHOLARS PROGRAM.
AN ACT TO DIRECT THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO CONDUCT A STUDY OF PUBLIC EDUCATION, ITS STRUCTURE, FINANCIAL NEEDS, AND FUNDS NEEDED FOR IMPROVEMENT.
TO AUTHORIZE THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION TO ASSESS FEES ON ELECTRIC UTILITY RATEPAYERS TO MITIGATE THE DETRIMENTAL IMPACT OF ELECTRIC DEREGULATION.
URGING THE CONGRESS TO MAKE FUNDS TIMELY AVAILABLE TO PREVENT CATASTROPHIC DAMAGE FROM WILDFIRES BURNING THE DEBRIS FROM THE DECEMBER ICE STORMS IN ARKANSAS.
Primary Sponsor for Senate
TO PROVIDE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL COMMITTED TO EDUCATION MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSE PLATES.
CoSponsor
THE SAFE HAVEN ACT.
TO PROVIDE THAT LIBRARIANS SHALL ONLY BE REQUIRED TO HAVE A DEGREE IN LIBRARY SCIENCES IN ORDER TO WORK IN A CITY, COUNTY, OR REGIONAL LIBRARY.
TO CHANGE THE DWI THRESHOLD FROM 0.10% TO 0.08.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT COUNTYWIDE REAPPRAISALS OF PROPERTY ARE COMPLETED ON THE DATE THE COLLECTOR'S BOOKS ARE OPEN FOR COLLECTION ON THE NEWLY APPRAISED VALUE.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 26-26-304 PERTAINING TO ASSESSMENT RATIOS.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE GRADUATE NURSING STUDENT LOAN AND SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM; TO CREATE THE GRADUATE NURSING STUDENT LOAN AND SCHOLARSHIP BOARD.
AN ACT TO ENSURE EQUAL GE0GRAPHIC REPRESENTATION ON THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION BY APPOINTING THE MEMBERS FROM CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS.
AN ACT TO REQUIRE ALL EMPLOYEES OF PROVIDERS OF CARE TO DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED ADULT PERSONS TO PASS CRIMINAL RECORDS CHECKS.
TO CREATE AN INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR PAYMENTS TO NURSING FACILITIES.
PROPOSING TO AMEND AMENDMENT 73 TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION TO ESTABLISH TERM LIMITS FOR MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
TO AMEND THE HOUSE RULES TO ADD A NEW RULE TO REQUIRE THE PUBLISHING OF ROLL CALL VOTES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ON THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY'S INTERNET WEB SITE.
REQUESTING THE JOINT PERFORMANCE REVIEW COMMITTEE TO STUDY THE ORGANIZATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES.
RECOGNIZING LUKE MORRIS FOR HIS COURAGE IN RECOVERING FROM HIS INJURIES RECEIVED IN A CAR ACCIDENT ON FEBRUARY 17, AND COMMENDING THE THREE PEOPLE WHO ARRIVED ON THE SCENE AND BEGAN LIFE SAVING MEASURES.
CoSponsor for Senate
TO AMEND VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE ELECTRIC CONSUMER CHOICE ACT OF 1999.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 16-10-305 TO INCREASE MISDEMEANOR OFFENSES COURT COSTS IN MUNICIPAL, CITY AND POLICE COURTS.
AN ACT TO DEFINE THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE STATE AND COMMUNITIES.
TO CLARIFY AMENDMENT 79 TO THE CONSTITUTION TO CLARIFY THE YEAR FOR WHICH THE ASSESSMENT AND COLLECTION SHALL BE COMPARED AGAINST.
TO PROVIDE FOR ELECTRONIC UPDATES REFLECTING THE MARKET VALUE OF REAL PROPERTY FOR ANNUAL REAPPRAISALS.
ENTITIES WHICH RECEIVE TOBACCO SETTLEMENT PROCEEDS SHALL ACCOUNT FOR THOSE FUNDS SEPARATELY; FUNDS SHALL BE SUBJECT TO ANNUAL REVIEW/AUDIT BY LEGISLATIVE AUDIT.