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Representative Deborah Ferguson (D)

200 S. Rhodes St., Suite B, West Memphis, 72301

Representative Deborah Ferguson (D)
Phone: 870-735-7098
Phone:
District: 51
District:
51
Seniority: 50
Seniority:
50
Occupation: Dentist
Occupation:
Dentist
Church Affiliation: Methodist
Church Affiliation:
Methodist
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: First Term House 2013, 2015
Public Service:
First Term House 2013, 2015


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS GRADUATE REGISTERED PHYSICIAN ACT.
TO CREATE A DIABETES ACTION PLAN FOR THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS PHYSICIAN ORDER FOR LIFE-SUSTAINING TREATMENT ACT; AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE USE OF A PHYSICIAN ORDER FOR LIFE-SUSTAINING TREATMENT FORM.
TO REQUIRE THE ARKANSAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD TO DEVELOP AN ACTION PLAN TO ADDRESS THE PREVENTION OF UNPLANNED PREGNANCY.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION - DENTAL AID GRANTS AND LOANS APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2015-2016 FISCAL YEAR.
TO LIMIT SMOKING IN LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES; AND TO ADD THE DEFINITION OF LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY TO THE ARKANSAS CLEAN INDOOR AIR ACT OF 2006.
TO PROHIBIT THE USE OF E-CIGARETTES ON EACH CAMPUS OF STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING GOVERNING BOARDS OF COMMUNITY COLLEGES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO PROHIBIT A HEALTH CARRIER FROM DENYING COVERAGE FOR HEALTHCARE SERVICES DUE TO AN INJURY SUSTAINED BY AN INSURED WHILE THE INSURED IS UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE.
TO AMEND THE LAW REGARDING WASTE TIRE FEES AT RETAIL.
TO SUPPORT EFFORTS TO PRESERVE FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS, FREE MEDIA, AND DEMOCRATIC PRINCIPLES IN TURKEY; AND TO RECOGNIZE TURKISH-AMERICAN CITIZENS' ENDEAVORS TO IMPROVE TIES BETWEEN THE GREAT STATE OF ARKANSAS AND TURKEY.
TO HONOR FORMER SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE AND WORLD WAR II VETERAN LLOYD MCCUISTON, JR.
Primary Sponsor for Senate
TO ENCOURAGE THE USE OF TELEMEDICINE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
AN ACT FOR THE MID-SOUTH COMMUNITY COLLEGE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE MID-SOUTH COMMUNITY COLLEGE - - WELDING ANNEX FACILITY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
CONCERNING THE AUTHORITY OF STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO REFINANCE OUTSTANDING OBLIGATIONS.
TO IMPROVE THE LEVEL OF INSURANCE FOR HEALTH CARE IN ARKANSAS; AND TO REQUIRE THAT HEALTH INSURANCE INFORMATION REGARDING THE HEALTH CARE INDEPENDENCE PROGRAM BE PROVIDED TO ENROLLEES OF THE HEALTH CARE INDEPENDENCE PROGRAM.
A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF DAYS THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IS IN SESSION; AND REPEALING THE FISCAL SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
CoSponsor
CREATING ENHANCED PENALTIES FOR OFFENSES COMMITTED AGAINST AN ELDER PERSON.
TO REQUIRE EACH PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL AND PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL TO OFFER A COURSE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE; TO ESTABLISH A TASK FORCE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY
TO ESTABLISH THE BUILDING BETTER FUTURES PROGRAM.
TO ESTABLISH THE BUILDING BETTER FUTURES HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM.
CONCERNING COUNTY JAIL REIMBURSEMENT FOR THE HOUSING OF INMATES BY THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION OR THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY CORRECTION.
TO CREATE THE 2015 SCHOOL SAFETY ACT.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING SUICIDE PREVENTION.
TO REGULATE AN INSURER THAT OFFERS VISION CARE PLANS; AND TO ESTABLISH THE VISION CARE PLAN ACT OF 2015.
TO ENCOURAGE CONTINUED COLLABORATION BETWEEN HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, EDUCATORS, PUBLIC OFFICIALS, AND THE ARKANSAS COMMUNITY IN BATTLING THE ABUSE OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS IN ARKANSAS.
TO RECOGNIZE THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF ARKANSAS FOR THEIR VALUABLE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE YOUNG PEOPLE OF ARKANSAS AND TO CONGRATULATE THE 2015 ARKANSAS STATE YOUTH OF THE YEAR CANDIDATES.
TO RECOGNIZE BETTY FLANAGAN BUMPERS FOR HER WORK TO PROMOTE CHILDHOOD IMMUNIZATION; AND TO ENCOURAGE ARKANSAS FAMILIES TO CONSIDER SERIOUSLY THE IMPORTANCE OF CHILDHOOD IMMUNIZATION.
CoSponsor for Senate
TO EXEMPT CERTAIN CUSTOMER AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE RECORDS OF MUNICIPALLY OWNED UTILITY SYSTEMS FROM DISCLOSURE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO CREATE A COMPREHENSIVE STATEWIDE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM; TO COORDINATE VARIOUS WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS; TO CREATE AN OFFICE OF SKILLS DEVELOPMENT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO MODIFY THE DEFINITION OF A THIRD-PARTY ADMINISTRATOR USED BY MULTIPLE EMPLOYER TRUSTS AND SELF-INSURED PLANS.
TO MODIFY THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF A PHARMACY BENEFITS MANAGER AND PATIENT RIGHTS REGARDING PAYMENT FOR PHARMACISTS SERVICES.
CONCERNING THE COLLECTION OF A DNA SAMPLE FROM A PERSON ARRESTED FOR A FELONY OFFENSE; AND CONCERNING REMOVAL AND DESTRUCTION OF A DNA RECORD AND DNA SAMPLE.
TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS WORKFORCE INNOVATION AND OPPORTUNITY ACT; TO REPEAL THE TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES OVERSIGHT BOARD; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE DIVISION OF COMMUNITY SERVICE AND NONPROFIT SUPPORT.
TO IMPROVE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM; AND TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE OVERSIGHT OF COMMITMENT REDUCTION SERVICES.

Committees

Committees