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Representative David Cook (D)

P. O. Box 131, Williford, 72482

Representative David Cook (D)
Phone: 870-966-4703
Phone:
District: 80
District:
80
Seniority: 62
Seniority:
62
Occupation: Retired School Administrator
Occupation:
Retired School Administrator
Church Affiliation: Methodist
Church Affiliation:
Methodist
Veteran: Vietnam
Veteran:
Vietnam
Public Service: First term in House 2005, 2007
Public Service:
First term in House 2005, 2007


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
CONCERNING THE PURCHASE OF ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM CREDITED SERVICE BY MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVE.
AN ACT CONCERNING THE OPERATION OF MOTORBOATS ON THE ELEVEN POINT RIVER.
AN ACT AMENDING THE PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM EARNINGS LIMITATION.
CONCERNING DISORDERLY CONDUCT ON PUBLIC SCHOOL PROPERTY.
AN ACT AMENDING THE ARKANSAS NATIONAL GUARD AND ARMED FORCES RESERVE SERVICE CREDIT UNDER THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
AN ACT CONCERNING CREDITED SERVICE FOR RETIREMENT PURPOSES TO PERSONS SERVING IN THE IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN MILITARY CONFLICTS.
TO ADD CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS OF SUPERVISION AND TRUST TO THE OFFENSE OF SEXUAL INDECENCY WITH A CHILD
AN ACT TO ENSURE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY RECEIVE PROMPT AND RELIABLE INFORMATION ON SCHOOL FINANCES FROM PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
AN ACT TO EXPAND MONITORING BY THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT IMPLEMENTATION OF SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLANS.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES - GRANTS FOR COURTHOUSE RENOVATIONS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE BLACK RIVER TECHNICAL COLLEGE - INDUSTRIAL TRAINING CENTER GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT RURAL SERVICES - RENOVATION OF COMMUNITY CENTERS IN ARKANSAS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS HERITAGE - ARTS COUNCIL - RENOVATIONS TO MUSEUMS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES - ASSISTANCE TO FIRE DEPARTMENTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - THE ARKANSAS LEADERSHIP ACADEMY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT - ARKANSAS JUNIOR ANGUS ASSOCIATION - NATIONAL COMPETITION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO REQUIRE A TWO-YEAR PILOT PROGRAM USING FORMATIVE ASSESSMENTS STATEWIDE AND TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR THE PILOT PROGRAM.
AN ACT TO AMEND SPECIFIC PROVISIONS OF ARKANSAS CODE TITLE 6 RELATING TO PUBLIC EDUCATION.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 6-20-2305 TO PROVIDE FLEXILIBITY IN NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH STUDENT CATEGORICAL FUNDING TO PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO PROVIDE THE BUREAU OF LEGISLATIVE RESEARCH WITH DIRECT ACCESS TO CERTAIN ELECTRONIC DATABASES.
TO MAKE VARIOUS AMENDMENTS TO THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOL ACADEMIC FACILITIES PROGRAM.
TO AUTHORIZE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL FACILITIES.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE LAW REGARDING THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS AND PROGRAMS.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE LAW REGARDING THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOL ACADEMIC FACILITIES PROGRAM.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE TITLE 6 CONCERNING THE ACADEMIC FACILITIES NEEDS OF HIGH-GROWTH SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
AN ACT TO ACCELERATE THE PROCESS OF ENSURING THAT PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT ACADEMIC FACILITIES ARE ADEQUATE.
TO CLARIFY THE DEFINITION OF "SCHOOL BUS".
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CREDIT.
AN ACT TO REVISE PORTIONS OF ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING HOME SCHOOLING.
AFFIRMING THE COMMITMENT OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS TO RECYCLING AS THE PRIMARY METHOD FOR WASTE MANAGEMENT, RESOURCE RECOVERY, AND PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT.
REQUESTING A STUDY TO EXPAND THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP SCHOOL SUPPORT PROGRAM INTO AN EXEMPLARY STATEWIDE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
Primary Sponsor for Senate
AN ACT CONCERNING THE TRANSFER OF STUDENTS ENROLLED IN COURSES REQUIRED TO BE TAUGHT BY THE STANDARDS FOR ACCREDITATION.
TO AMEND 6-18-207 TO RAISE THE AGE OF ENROLLMENT IN KINDERGARTEN IN PUBLIC SCHOOL.
AN ACT TO STREAMLINE THE PROCESS FOR ARKANSAS NONTRADITIONAL LICENSURE CERTIFICATION FOR TEACHERS.
AN ACT FOR THE OZARKA COLLEGE - TO EQUIP A NEW BUILDING FOR THE NURSING PROGRAM GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE BLACK RIVER TECHNICAL COLLEGE - EQUIPPING AND RENOVATING THE TRAINING BUILDING GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
CoSponsor
AN ACT TO IMPOSE A BOOKING AND ADMINISTRATION FEE IN CERTAIN CASES FOR THE SUPPORT OF COUNTY JAILS OR REGIONAL DETENTION FACILITIES.
TO CREATE A PRESUMPTION RELATING TO THE USE OF DEADLY PHYSICAL FORCE; TO AUTHORIZE THE USE OF DEADLY PHYSICAL FORCE UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; AND TO CREATE CIVIL IMMUNITY UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
TO CREATE THE OFFENSE OF UNLAWFUL CONSUMER LOANS.
AN ACT TO DEFINE BULLYING AND TO INCLUDE CYBERBULLYING IN PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT ANTIBULLYING POLICIES.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE VISITATION RIGHTS TO STEP-GRANDPARENTS AND FORMER STEP-GRANDPARENTS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
AN ACT TO REPEAL THE REQUIREMENT THAT SCHOOL DISTRICTS MUST PROVIDE TO PARENTS AN ANNUAL BODY MASS INDEX REPORT ON EACH STUDENT.
TO ALLOW PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO VOLUNTARILY PROVIDE TO PARENTS STUDENT HEALTH REPORTS WITH THE BODY MASS INDEX PERCENTILE FOR THE STUDENT WHO IS THE SUBJECT OF THE REPORT.
TO ALLOW MILITARY OFFICERS OF THE ARMED SERVICES TO RECEIVE THE SAME INCOME TAX EXEMPTION AS ENLISTED PERSONNEL OF THE ARMED SERVICES.
EXTENDING THE PERIOD OF AN ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM EARNINGS LIMITATION WAIVER.
AN ACT TO CONTINUE THE ARKANSAS COMMISSION ON EYE AND VISION CARE OF SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN AND TO CREATE THE SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN EYE AND VISION CARE FUND.
AN ACT TO EQUALIZE RETIREE GROUP HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUM COSTS AND TO PERMIT STATE CONTRIBUTIONS TO GROUP HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUM COSTS FOR PARTICIPANTS IN THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM WHO ARE NOT STATE EMPLOYEES.
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 AUTHORIZE INDEPENDENT PRACTICE OF PSYCHOLOGY BY QUALIFIED PERSONS AT THE MASTER'S LEVEL.
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 MODIFY THE AMOUNT OF TIME REQUIRED FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS IN KINDERGARTEN THROUGH GRADE EIGHT (K-8).
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS ALTERNATIVE FUELS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM AND THE ARKANSAS ALTERNATIVE FUELS DEVELOPMENT FUND AND TO REPEAL OBSOLETE SECTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE RELATED TO ALTERNATIVE FUELS AND WEATHERIZATION.
TO EXEMPT A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT, CORRECTIONAL FACILITY, JUVENILE DETENTION FACILITY, ADULT DETENTION FACILITY, OR MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY FROM THE SHIELDED OUTDOOR LIGHTING ACT.
TO REDUCE THE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON NATURAL GAS AND ELECTRICITY USED OR CONSUMED IN MANUFACTURING IN THIS STATE.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE TASKFORCE FOR THE STUDY OF THE HOMELESS.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE INCOME TAX RELIEF FOR LOW INCOME TAXPAYERS.
THE FAIR GIFT CARD ACT.
CONCERNING THE SALE AND USE OF ROTATING, FLASHING, OR OSCILLATING BLUE LIGHTS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT PURPOSES.
TO LIMIT THE LOCATION OF ADULT-ORIENTED BUSINESSES IN PROXIMITY TO LOCATIONS FREQUENTED BY CHILDREN.
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.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - MANAGEMENT SERVICES DIVISION - EMPLOYEE BENEFITS DIVISION - TO EQUALIZE RETIREE GROUP HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUM COSTS APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2007-2009 BIENNIUM.
AN ACT TO DEVELOP GUIDELINES FOR ENDORSED CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT COURSES THAT MAY BE TAUGHT ALONG WITH ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES IN HIGH SCHOOLS AND TO REPEAL THE CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT COURSE APPROVAL PANEL.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF SENIOR CITIZEN CENTERS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - GRANTS TO FIRE DEPARTMENTS APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2007-2009 BIENNIUM.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - CITIES AND COUNTIES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE OFFICE OF THE TREASURER OF STATE - COUNTY AID AND MUNICIPAL AID APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT - HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENTS AND MAINTENANCE APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO FINANCE HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION AND TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL COUNTY AID AND MUNCIPAL AID.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT - COUNTY, DISTRICT AND STATE FAIRS AND FAIR CONSORTIUMS CONSTRUCTION,MAINTENANCE AND INFRASTRUCTURE APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2007-2009 BIENNIUM.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES - ARKANSAS CHILD ABUSE/RAPE/DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COMMISSION - STATEWIDE GRANTS TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTERS APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - NORTH CENTRAL ARKANSAS REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO PROVIDE A SALES AND USE TAX EXEMPTION FOR THE SALE OF USED TEXTBOOKS TO STUDENTS ENROLLED IN AN INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
TO AMEND THE INTERSTATE COMPACT ON THE PLACEMENT OF CHILDREN.
TO ESTABLISH A HIGHER EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES GRANT PROGRAM TO PROVIDE NEED-BASED FINANCIAL AID FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES OR THEIR EQUIVALENT FROM LOW INCOME FAMILIES TO BE USED AT INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 8-6-404 TO ADD A SURCHARGE TO THE FINES FOR LITTERING.
AN ACT TO ENSURE BETTER UTILIZATION AND COORDINATION OF THE STATE S BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE RESOURCES DEVOTED TO SERVING CHILDREN, YOUTH AND THEIR FAMILIES.
TO ESTABLISH THE GOVERNOR S COMMISSION ON GLOBAL WARMING; TO DIRECT THE COMMISSION TO STUDY ISSUES RELATED TO GLOBAL WARMING; AND TO ESTABLISH A GLOBAL WARMING POLLUTANT REDUCTION GOAL AND COMPREHENSIVE STRATEGIC PLAN.
AN ACT TO DISSOLVE AND TRANSFER THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE EXECUTIVE CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER, CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER, AND OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.
THE CONTINUING ADEQUACY EVALUATION ACT OF 2007.
AN ACT CONCERNING ENERGY SAVINGS CONTRACTS FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
AN ACT TO REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF TRANSPORTATION TIME FOR STUDENTS IN CONSOLIDATED AND ANNEXED PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
AN ACT TO CONTROL LITTER IN ARKANSAS; TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS JAIL INMATE ANTILITTER PROGRAM AND TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS ANTILITTER FUND TO FUND THE ARKANSAS JAIL INMATE ANTILITTER PROGRAM BY IMPOSING AN ENVIRONMENTAL FEE.
TO CREATE THE BEVERAGE CONTAINER LITTER REDUCTION FEE PROGRAM AND TO REDUCE LITTER, FACILITATE BEVERAGE CONTAINER RECYCLING, AND REQUIRE LABELING OF BEVERAGE CONTAINERS.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE STANDARDS BOARD.
AN ACT TO INCREASE DRIVER LICENSE RENEWAL FEES TO FUND THE ARKANSAS ANTI- LITTER FUND.
AN ACT TO INCREASE ANNUAL LICENSE PLATE VALIDATION DECAL FEES TO FUND THE ARKANSAS ANTI-LITTER FUND.
TO AUTHORIZE THE COMMISSION FOR ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOL ACADEMIC FACILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION TO ISSUE GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL ACADEMIC FACILITIES.
ENCOURAGING STUDENTS AND FACULTY IN THE STATE S COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES TO PROMOTE INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION TO ENSURE THAT STUDENTS AND FUTURE LEADERS ARE PREPARED TO MEET THE CHALLENGES OF A GLOBAL SOCIETY.
ENCOURAGING THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY TO ASSIST THE PEOPLE OF DUMAS, ARKANSAS.
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.
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO ESTABLISH A STATE LOTTERY TO HELP FUND COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS AND TEACHER BONUSES IN THIS STATE.
CoSponsor for Senate
TO CLARIFY THE PROCEDURE FOR PROTECTING A CHILD WITNESS IN A SEX OFFENSE CASE FROM TRAUMATIC CROSS- EXAMINATION BY AN ATTORNEY PRO SE.
AN ACT TO REPEAL THE GROSS RECEIPTS TAX ON MINI-WAREHOUSE AND SELF-STORAGE RENTAL SERVICES UPON CERTAIN CONDITIONS.
TO AMEND THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON FOOD AND FOOD INGREDIENTS.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE UAMS CANCER RESEARCH CENTER MATCHING FUND.
AN ACT FOR THE OZARKA COLLEGE - MATCHING FUNDS FOR MAJOR IMPROVEMENTS TO COLLEGE STREET FOR SAFETY PURPOSES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
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.

Committees

Committees