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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: 24
Seniority:
24
Occupation: Dentist
Occupation:
Dentist
Church Affiliation: Methodist
Church Affiliation:
Methodist
Veteran: No
Veteran:
No
Public Service: First Term House 2013, 2015, 2017
Public Service:
First Term House 2013, 2015, 2017


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO ESTABLISH THE MATERNAL MORTALITY REVIEW COMMITTEE.
TO AMEND THE PRIOR AUTHORIZATION TRANSPARENCY ACT; TO PROHIBIT PRIOR AUTHORIZATION FOR MEDICATION-ASSISTED TREATMENT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO REQUIRE EQUAL REPRESENTATION OF WOMEN AND MEN ON STATE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS; AND TO ENCOURAGE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS TO GIVE EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES TO MEN AND WOMEN WHEN MAKING APPOINTMENTS.
TO REPEAL THE LAW REGARDING THE ARKANSAS NEWSPAPER RECYCLING ADVISORY COMMITTEE.
TO REQUIRE REPORTING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH OF PATIENT TRANSFERS FROM A LAY MIDWIFE.
TO REQUIRE THE POSTING OF A WARNING SIGN IN AN ESTABLISHMENT THAT SELLS OR DISPENSES ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES.
TO AMEND THE PRIOR AUTHORIZATION TRANSPARENCY ACT; TO PROHIBIT PRIOR AUTHORIZATION FOR MEDICATION-ASSISTED TREATMENT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF "HOME-BREWED BEER"; AND TO AUTHORIZE A MANUFACTURER OF HOME-BREWED BEER TO REMOVE HOME-BREWED BEER FROM THE MANUFACTURER'S PREMISES FOR PERSONAL OR FAMILY USE.
TO REQUIRE REPORTING OF CERTAIN EVENTS RELATED TO OFFICE-BASED SURGERY.
TO AMEND AN EXEMPTION TO THE ARKANSAS CLEAN INDOOR AIR ACT OF 2006.
PROCLAIMING THE WEEK BEGINNING MAY 6, 2019, AS TARDIVE DYSKINESIA AWARENESS WEEK.
TO CONGRATULATE THE MARION HIGH SCHOOL PATRIOTS FOR THEIR ACHIEVEMENTS.
CoSponsor
TO CREATE THE TEACHER SALARY ENHANCEMENT ACT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO ESTABLISH ARKANSAS STANDARDS FOR HUMAN BREAST MILK; AND TO ENCOURAGE THE DEVELOPMENT OF HUMAN BREAST MILK DEPOSITORIES AND BANKS IN ARKANSAS.
TO IMPROVE MATERNAL AND PERINATAL OUTCOMES BY CREATING THE MATERNAL AND PERINATAL OUTCOMES QUALITY REVIEW COMMITTEE.
TO AMEND THE DIGITAL PRODUCT AND MOTION PICTURE INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 2009.
TO PROHIBIT THE SALE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS, VAPOR PRODUCTS, ALTERNATIVE NICOTINE PRODUCTS, E-LIQUID PRODUCTS, AND CIGARETTE PAPERS TO A PERSON UNDER TWENTY-ONE (21) YEARS OF AGE.
TO AMEND THE LAWS CONCERNING NURSING LICENSURES.
TO INCREASE COVERAGE FOR MEDICATIONS APPROVED BY THE UNITED STATES FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION FOR TOBACCO CESSATION IN THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM.
TO ALLOW FOR CASINO GAMING IN POPE COUNTY, JOHNSON COUNTY, OR CONWAY COUNTY; TO AMEND ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION, AMENDMENT 100; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO ESTABLISH THE PUBLIC SAFETY ACT OF 2019; TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1985; AND TO DEVELOP A NEXT GENERATION 911 SYSTEM.
TO IMPROVE PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS' SAFETY, HEALTH, AND WELLNESS; AND TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE WITH RESPECT TO PUBLIC SCHOOL NURSES.
TO END CHILD MARRIAGE; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT FOR MARRIAGE.
TO RECOGNIZE AND REMEMBER THE GREATEST MARITIME DISASTER IN UNITED STATES HISTORY.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS DELTA MUSIC TRAIL ACT; TO PROMOTE TOURISM AND PROVIDE TAX INCENTIVES FOR ART PROJECTS ALONG DESIGNATED MUSIC HIGHWAYS IN THE STATE; AND TO REQUIRE SIGNAGE ALONG DESIGNATED MUSIC HIGHWAYS IN THE STATE.
TO RECOGNIZE THAT ABUSE AND NEGLECT OF CHILDREN IS A SIGNIFICANT PUBLIC HEALTH PROBLEM; TO COMMEND THE IMPORTANT WORK BEING DONE TO COMBAT THE PROBLEM; AND TO PROCLAIM APRIL 11, 2019, AS “CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER DAY”.
TO ABOLISH THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE ARKANSAS HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACE; TO TRANSFER THE ARKANSAS HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACE TO THE STATE INSURANCE DEPARTMENT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS GENETIC COUNSELOR LICENSURE ACT.
TO ADOPT FEDERAL INTERNAL REVENUE CODE PROVISIONS CONCERNING OPPORTUNITY ZONES; AND TO PROVIDE STATE TAX INCENTIVES RELATED TO INVESTMENTS IN OPPORTUNITY ZONES.
TO CLARIFY LAW REGARDING OUT-OF-STATE PHYSICIANS WHO PRACTICE PATIENT CARE SERVICES INITIATED IN THIS STATE THROUGH THE USE OF ANY MEDIUM.
TO MODIFY COVERAGE FOR SCREENING MAMMOGRAPHY AND BREAST ULTRASOUND FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF BREAST DISEASE SUCH AS CANCER AND FOR THE EVALUATION OF DENSE BREAST TISSUE AS AN ESSENTIAL HEALTH BENEFIT.
TO AMEND THE LAWS CONCERNING LOCAL GOVERNMENT BONDS; AND TO ALLOW A MUNICIPALITY'S OR COUNTY'S PORTION OF THE NET CASINO GAMING RECEIPTS TAX REVENUES TO BE PLEDGED FOR THE REPAYMENT OF CERTAIN LOCAL GOVERNMENT BONDS.
TO PROVIDE FOR THE ASSIGNMENT OF BENEFITS TO A HEALTHCARE PROVIDER.
TO REQUIRE A HEALTHCARE PAYOR TO DISCLOSE ON A MEMBER IDENTIFICATION CARD WHETHER A HEALTH BENEFIT PLAN IS INSURED OR SELF-FUNDED; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO REQUIRE THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM TO COVER OPIOID ANTAGONISTS AS A PHARMACY BENEFIT.
TO AMEND THE LAW REGARDING GREYHOUND RACING; AND TO AUTHORIZE THE USE OF PAYABLE WINNINGS AGREEMENTS.
TO AMEND THE REGULATION OF BODY PIERCING, BRANDING, AND TATTOOING BY GRANTING ALL AUTHORITY OF EDUCATION STANDARDS FOR LICENSING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.
TO AMEND AN EXEMPTION TO THE ARKANSAS CLEAN INDOOR AIR ACT OF 2006.
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.

Committees

Committees