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Representative Eddie Cooper (D)

P. O. Box 1, Melbourne, 72556

Representative Eddie Cooper (D)
Phone: 870-368-4409
Phone:
District: 71
District:
71
Seniority: 40
Seniority:
40
Occupation: Cattle, Timber (Knob Creek Ranch)
Occupation:
Cattle, Timber (Knob Creek Ranch)
Church Affiliation: Baptist
Church Affiliation:
Baptist
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: Izard County JP 1995-1998; Izard Co. Judge 1999-2004; First term in House 2005, 2007
Public Service:
Izard County JP 1995-1998; Izard Co. Judge 1999-2004; First term in House 2005, 2007


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO CREATE THE OFFENSE OF UNLAWFUL DOG ATTACK AND TO PROTECT THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC.
AN ACT FOR THE OZARKA COLLEGE - MT. VIEW AND MELBOURNE CAMPUSES IMPROVEMENTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO REVISE THE LAWS CONCERNING DISTRIBUTION AND DISTRIBUTION PARAMETERS OF WHOLESALE BEER DISTRIBUTORS.
TO ENLARGE THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE ELEVATOR SAFETY BOARD.
TO ADOPT NEW STANDARDS FOR EXPANDING COMMUNITY-BASED DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES SERVICES AND FOR IMPLEMENTING NEW DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES SERVICES.
TO AMEND THE DISCLOSURES ACT FOR PUBLIC INITIATIVES, REFERENDA AND MEASURES REFERRED TO VOTERS.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE LAW REGARDING PERMITS OF APPROVAL FOR PSYCHIATRIC RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT FACILITIES.
PROPOSING A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO PROVIDE THAT FEES, MONIES, AND FUNDS RECEIVED BY THE ARKANSAS STATE GAME AND FISH COMMISSION, OTHER THAN FUNDS RECEIVED UNDER AMENDMENT 75, SHALL BE STATE GENERAL REVENUES.
Primary Sponsor for Senate
TO GIVE MUNICIPAL RECREATION IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS THE OPTION OF INSTITUTING A FORECLOSURE ACTION TO ATTEMPT TO COLLECT DELINQUENT ASSESSMENTS.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE UAMS CANCER RESEARCH CENTER MATCHING FUND.
AN ACT TO EXTEND THE DURATION OF THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM DEFERRED RETIREMENT OPTION PLAN.
AN ACT FOR THE OZARKA COLLEGE - TO PURCHASE EQUIPMENT FOR A NEW NURSES TRAINING CENTER GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE OZARKA COLLEGE - MATCHING FUNDS FOR MAJOR IMPROVEMENTS TO COLLEGE STREET FOR SAFETY PURPOSES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE MEDICAID FAIRNESS ACT TO CLARIFY CERTAIN PROVISIONS.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR PUBLIC GUARDIANSHIP OF INCAPACITATED ADULTS.
AN ACT CONCERNING THE ADMINISTRATION OF AN ALDERMAN S OATH OF OFFICE BY A MAYOR.
CONCERNING THE REAUTHORIZATION OF THE STATE CHILDREN S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM.
CoSponsor
TO INCREASE THE MAXIMUM PROPERTY TAX RELIEF CREDIT FOR A HOMESTEAD.
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.
AN ACT TO INCREASE THE DOLLAR AMOUNT NECESSARY TO TRIGGER THE COMPETITIVE BIDDING PROCESS FOR RURAL FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICTS.
TO ALLOW MILITARY OFFICERS OF THE ARMED SERVICES TO RECEIVE THE SAME INCOME TAX EXEMPTION AS ENLISTED PERSONNEL OF THE ARMED SERVICES.
TO INCLUDE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT EMPLOYEES IN THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
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 REPEAL ARKANSAS CODE 5-73-121 CONCERNING THE OFFENSE OF CARRYING A KNIFE AS A WEAPON.
TO CLARIFY THAT CIVIL IMMUNITY IS EXTENDED TO DENTISTS AND OTHER HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS WHO RENDER VOULUNTARY HEALTH CARE SERVICES AT FREE OR LOW-COST HEALTH CARE CLINICS.
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.
TO PROVIDE AN INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR LOW-INCOME TAXPAYERS IN ORDER TO PROVIDE GROCERY TAX RELIEF.
TO ADJUST THE LIMITATION ON COUNTY BIDDING REQUIREMENTS FOR STATE AID PROJECTS.
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 REDUCE THE SALES AND USE TAX ON UTILITIES THAT ARE USED BY QUALIFYING AGRICULTURAL STRUCTURES AND QUALIFYING AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE, AND AQUACULTURE EQUIPMENT.
TO REDUCE THE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON NATURAL GAS AND ELECTRICITY USED OR CONSUMED IN MANUFACTURING IN THIS STATE.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE INCOME TAX RELIEF FOR LOW INCOME TAXPAYERS.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL LAW.
TO LIMIT THE LOCATION OF ADULT-ORIENTED BUSINESSES IN PROXIMITY TO LOCATIONS FREQUENTED BY CHILDREN.
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 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.
AN ACT TO ENSURE BETTER UTILIZATION AND COORDINATION OF THE STATE S BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE RESOURCES DEVOTED TO SERVING CHILDREN, YOUTH AND THEIR FAMILIES.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS MILK STABILIZATION BOARD.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE TASK FORCE FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY.
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE ARKANSAS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AUTHORITY TO SUPPORT A RESEARCH ALLIANCE FOR THE PURPOSES OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
AN ACT TO CREATE A SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATH FUND.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS RISK CAPITAL MATCHING FUND.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS CLEAN ENERGY DEVELOPMENT ACT.
ENCOURAGING THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY TO ASSIST THE PEOPLE OF DUMAS, ARKANSAS.
REQUESTING THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE CONGRESS TO SECURE OUR NATION S BORDERS AND TO DEVELOP A COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION POLICY.
COMMENDING THE MELBOURNE, SALEM, VALLEY VIEW, SEARCY, BENTONVILLE, LAKESIDE, GREENWOOD, CHARLESTON, BURGMAN, AND VALLEY SPRINGS SCHOOL DISTRICTS ON RECEIVING THE THV GOLDEN APPLE AWARD.
CoSponsor for Senate
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS RISK CAPITAL MATCHING FUND.
AN ACT CONCERNING THE TRANSFER OF STUDENTS ENROLLED IN COURSES REQUIRED TO BE TAUGHT BY THE STANDARDS FOR ACCREDITATION.
TO CLARIFY THE PROCEDURE FOR PROTECTING A CHILD WITNESS IN A SEX OFFENSE CASE FROM TRAUMATIC CROSS- EXAMINATION BY AN ATTORNEY PRO SE.
TO AMEND THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON FOOD AND FOOD INGREDIENTS.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING ACT OF 2003 TO EQUALIZE THE FUNDING PROVIDED FOR A DISTRICT WITH A GROWING OR DECLINING ENROLLMENT.
TO DEVELOP THE ALTERNATIVE FUELS INDUSTRY IN ARKANSAS BY ESTABLISHING GOALS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF AND STANDARDS FOR ALTERNATIVE FUELS USED IN MOTOR VEHICLES.
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 FOR THE OZARKA COLLEGE - RENOVATION OF THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING ON THE MELBOURNE CAMPUS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO PROTECT COMSUMERS BY PROHIBITING THE AUTOMATIC RENEWAL OF PROFESSIONAL HOME SECURITY SERVICES CONTRACTS.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A GRAIN ASSESSMENT TO PROMOTE GRAIN PRODUCTION THROUGH BIOFUEL INCENTIVES.
TO PROVIDE FOR THE QUALIFICATIONS AND REIMBURSEMENT OF PROVIDERS OF MENTAL HEALTH CARE ASSISTANCE TO INDIGENT PERSONS AND TO ESTABLISH CRITERIA FOR THE ADMISSION OF INDIGENT PERSONS TO MENTAL HEALTH CARE PROGRAMS.
TO PROVIDE FOR THE PER DIEM RATE PAYABLE TO A PROGRAM PROVIDER OF INDIGENT MENTAL HEALTH CARE ASSISTANCE AND TO REQUIRE ACCREDITATION FOR CERTAIN PROGRAM PROVIDERS.
AN ACT TO CREATE A SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATH FUND.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE TASK FORCE FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY.
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE ARKANSAS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AUTHORITY TO SUPPORT A RESEARCH ALLIANCE FOR THE PURPOSES OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
ENCOURAGING THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME TO ADD THE BROWNS TO ITS MEMBERSHIP.

Committees

Committees