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Senator Jack Critcher (D)

30 Trestle Court, Batesville, 72501

Senator Jack Critcher (D)
Phone: 501-682-5459
Phone:
District: 12
District:
12
Seniority: 4
Seniority:
4
Occupation: Business Owner & Insurance Agent
Occupation:
Business Owner & Insurance Agent
Church Affiliation: Baptist
Church Affiliation:
Baptist
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: Mayor, City Alderman, School Board Member; House in 1995 and 1997; Senate 1999, 2001,2003, 2005, 2007
Public Service:
Mayor, City Alderman, School Board Member; House in 1995 and 1997; Senate 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO AMEND 26-3-306(a)(1)(B)(iii) TO REINSTATE THE HOMESTEAD AND PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS AVAILABLE TO A DISABLED VETERAN'S SURVIVING SPOUSE WHOSE SUBSEQUENT MARRIAGE HAS TERMINATED.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY - NEWPORT - TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY CENTER COSTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT BATESVILLE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - OFFICE OF ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION - SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT SERVICES APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2007-2009 BIENNIUM.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT STATE ASSISTANCE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE OFFICE OF THE TREASURER OF STATE - CITIES AND COUNTIES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES - COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES - COUNTY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES - TRUCKING, TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS FIELDS TUITION FORGIVENESS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - JUVENILE DRUG COURT GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO BE KNOWN AS THE TIRE SAFETY ACT OF 2007 .
AN ACT TO AMEND THE MEDICAID FAIRNESS ACT TO CLARIFY CERTAIN PROVISIONS.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR PUBLIC GUARDIANSHIP OF INCAPACITATED ADULTS.
TO PROHIBIT THE USE OF AUTOMATED TELEPHONE SOLICITATION FOR DEBT COLLECTION PURPOSES AND TO PROHIBIT COLLECTION CALLS TO PERSONS OTHER THAN A DEBTOR.
TO REQUIRE A CHEMICAL TEST OF THE BLOOD, BREATH, OR URINE OF THE DRIVER OF A MOTOR VEHICLE INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT RESULTING IN A DEATH BASED ON REASONABLE SUSPICION.
TO ENSURE SAFETY ON ROADS AND HIGHWAYS BY ADDRESSING ISSUES RELATED TO IMPAIRED DRIVERS.
AN ACT TO CONFORM THE LIST OF INTERIM COMMITTEES TO THE LISTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND SENATE.
AN ACT TO INCREASE THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE TASK FORCE ON SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT SERVICES.
TO REALLOCATE A PORTION OF THE BAIL BOND FEES UNDER ARKANSAS CODE 17-19-101 ET SEQ.
TO LEVY AN ADDITIONAL EXCISE TAX ON THE SALE OF DISTILLATE SPECIAL FUEL SOLD IN THIS STATE OR PURCHASED FOR SALE OR USE IN THIS STATE.
TO PROVIDE FOR AN EXTENSION OF THE REGULAR SESSION OF THE EIGHTY-SIXTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND TO PROVIDE FOR A RECESS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
HONORING THE DISTINGUISHED PUBLIC SERVICE OF CHARLES O. CRANFORD, DDS, MPA.
TO PROVIDE FOR AN EXTENSION OF THE REGULAR SESSION OF THE EIGHTY-SIXTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND TO PROVIDE FOR A RECESS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
TO PROVIDE FOR AN EXTENSION OF THE REGULAR SESSION OF THE EIGHTY-SIXTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND TO PROVIDE FOR A RECESS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
TO PROVIDE FOR AN EXTENSION OF THE REGULAR SESSION OF THE EIGHTY-SIXTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND TO PROVIDE FOR A RECESS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
TO COMMEND THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA ON TAIWAN FOR ITS CONTRIBUTIONS TO PROMOTING WORLD HEALTH AND TO SUPPORT ITS BID TO OBTAIN OBSERVER STATUS IN THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION.
CONGRATULATING THE WILKINSON FAMILY AND THE FARMERS BANK BOARD OF DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, AND STAFF ON ITS CENTENNIAL.
COMMENDING JOHN C. WYVILL UPON HIS DEPARTURE FROM THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE EDUCATION.
COMMENDING SENATOR JIM HILL FOR HIS SUPPORT OF THE ARKANSAS PROSTATE CANCER FOUNDATION.
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.
Primary Sponsor for House
TO PROVIDE THAT ELECTIONS MAY BE CALLED WITH RESPECT TO CERTAIN LOCAL SALES AND USE TAXES UPON PETITION OF THE LEGAL VOTERS OF THE MUNICIPALITY.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - ASSISTANCE TO ARKANSAS RICE DEPOT - TO ADDRESS STATEWIDE HUNGER NEEDS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY - NEWPORT - CRITICAL MAINTENANCE, EQUIPMENT, LIBRARY RESOURCES AND OTHER COSTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO AMEND THE TRAUMA SYSTEM ACT AND TO CREATE THE TRAUMA SYSTEM REVOLVING TRUST FUND.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT - ROAD MAINTENANCE AND CONSTRUCTION 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.
CoSponsor
AN ACT TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF THE RETIREMENT OR DISABILITY BENEFITS INCOME TAX EXEMPTION.
AN ACT TO PROHIBIT INTERNET SALES INTO ARKANSAS OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS IF THE PATIENT HAS NOT ACTUALLY CONSULTED A PRESCRIBING PRACTITIONER.
AN ACT TO REMOVE THE DUTY TO RETREAT PRIOR TO THE USE OF DEADLY PHYSICAL FORCE UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
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.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE DISTRICT COURT RESOURCE ASSESSMENT BOARD; TO CREATE A PILOT PROGRAM OF FULL-TIME DISTRICT COURT JUDGES THAT ARE EMPLOYEES OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS; TO CONSOLIDATE CITY COURTS WITH DISTRICT COURTS.
AN ACT TO MAKE NURSING HOME STAFF POSTING AND RECORD-KEEPING CONSISTENT WITH FEDERAL LAW.
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.
TO UPDATE AND MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO THE ARKANSAS INSURANCE CODE, TO CONFORM THE EXAMINATION OF INSURERS AND OTHER MATTERS TO CURRENT INSURANCE PRACTICES, AND TO ADDRESS VARIOUS OTHER INSURANCE ISSUES.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE UAMS CANCER RESEARCH CENTER MATCHING FUND.
AN ACT FOR VARIOUS INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION FOR ARKANSAS DELTA TRAINING AND EDUCATION CONSORTIUM GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATIONS.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - DIVISION OF PUBLIC SCHOOL ACADEMIC FACILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION - ARKANSAS ACADEMIC FACILITIES CONTINGENCY FUND APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2007-2009 BIENNIUM.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE INCENTIVES FOR TEACHER RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION AND TO EQUALIZE TEACHER SALARIES IN HIGH-PRIORITY SCHOOL DISTRICTS WITH SURROUNDING HIGHER PAYING SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
AN ACT TO LEVY AN EXCISE TAX ON SPIRITUOUS LIQUOR AND WINE SOLD IN ARKANSAS.
"ARKANSAS INTERSTATE HIGHWAY FINANCING ACT OF 2007."
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 ELIMINATE THE JOINT INTERIM COMMITTEE ON HEALTH INSURANCE AND PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.
ENCOURAGING THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME TO ADD THE BROWNS TO ITS MEMBERSHIP.
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.
CoSponsor for House
TO ALLOW MILITARY OFFICERS OF THE ARMED SERVICES TO RECEIVE THE SAME INCOME TAX EXEMPTION AS ENLISTED PERSONNEL OF THE ARMED SERVICES.
AN ACT TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF THE RETIREMENT OR DISABILITY BENEFITS INCOME TAX EXEMPTION.
AN ACT TO CREATE FIVE (5) ADDITIONAL CIRCUIT JUDGESHIPS.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE "ARKANSAS COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE ACT OF 2007" AND TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE COMMISSION.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE INCOME TAX RELIEF FOR LOW INCOME TAXPAYERS.
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 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 ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - CITIES AND COUNTIES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.

Committees

Committees
ex officio: JBC--PEER/REVIEW
ex officio: JBC-CLAIMS
ex officio: JBC-PERSONNEL