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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: 94
Seniority:
94
Occupation: Dentist
Occupation:
Dentist
Church Affiliation: Methodist
Church Affiliation:
Methodist
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: First Term House 2013
Public Service:
First Term House 2013


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO CREATE THE TRUTH IN HEALTHCARE PRACTITIONER ADVERTISING ACT.
TO CREATE THE MEDICAID PRIMARY CARE CASE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM SHARED-SAVINGS PILOT PROGRAM.
TO REQUIRE THAT DENIALS OF DENTAL CLAIMS BE DECIDED BY LICENSED DENTISTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO CLARIFY THE FACULTY STATUS OF MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF MEDICINE ADMISSIONS BOARD.
TO AUTHORIZE THE ARKANSAS STATE MEDICAL BOARD TO ISSUE UNRESTRICTED LICENSES TO PRACTICE MEDICINE TO CERTAIN UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES FACULTY.
THE TRANSPARENCY IN HEALTH CARE CREDENTIALS ACT.
Primary Sponsor for Senate
TO PERMIT CITIES WITH AN ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION TAX TO SHARE THE COST OF AN AUDIT; AND TO REQUIRE THAT CERTAIN RECORDS BE PROVIDED TO A JOINT AUDITOR.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE § 11-10-210 OF THE DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES LAW; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING ALTERNATIVE COUNTY BOOKKEEPING METHODS.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS GREYHOUND RACING LAW AND TO PERMIT A DOG RACING FRANCHISE HOLDER TO REQUEST TO HOLD RACES ON THE DAYS AND DURING THE HOURS PERMITTED BY THE ARKANSAS RACING COMMISSION.
TO LIMIT BODY ART PROCEDURES.
TO REINSTATE THE MINIMAL QUALIFICATIONS OF THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.
TO ALLOW THE MEDICAL BOARD TO PROVIDE INFORMATION TO CREDENTIALING ORGANIZATIONS FOR HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONERS.
TO AMEND THE MEDICAID FAIRNESS ACT TO STRENGTHEN DUE PROCESS FOR PROVIDERS WHO DELIVER SERVICES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO ALLOW THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO BE APPROPRIATELY REIMBURSED FOR MEDICAL SUPPLIES AND SERVICES PROVIDED.
TO PROVIDE PARITY FOR MAMMOGRAPHY SERVICES REIMBURSEMENT.
CoSponsor
TO EXTEND THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR PERMITTING THE RECREATIONAL USE OF LAND TO A LANDOWNER WHO PERMITS THE FREE USE OF THE LANDOWNER’S PROPERTY FOR FLYING AND LANDING AIRCRAFT.
TO REDUCE THE SALES AND USE TAX ON NATURAL GAS AND ELECTRICITY USED BY MANUFACTURERS AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO REDUCE THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX ON FOOD AND FOOD INGREDIENTS IF CERTAIN FUND BALANCES EXIST; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
AMENDING THE NUMBER OF DAYS IN WHICH A PERSON MUST FILE AN ANSWER IN A GARNISHMENT PROCEEDING.
AMENDING THE FORM OF NOTICE REQUIRED WHEN A SMALL ESTATE IS DISTRIBUTED WITHOUT ADMINISTRATION.
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM, PART 2, CONCERNING SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS FROM NET PROCEEDS OF THE LOTTERY; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO REQUIRE THE DIVISION OF YOUTH SERVICES TO APPEAR BEFORE THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR ALL CONTRACTS AND CONTRACT CHANGES; TO REQUIRE NOTICE TO BE GIVEN BEFORE CHANGES TO COMMUNITY-BASED PROVIDER CONTRACTS ARE MADE.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS DISTRIBUTED GENERATION ACT.
TO DEDICATE SALES AND USE TAX REVENUE FROM THE SALES OF NEW AND USED VEHICLES IN PART FOR ROADWAY MAINTENANCE, CONSTRUCTION, AND RECONSTRUCTION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS BENEFIT CORPORATION ACT.
TO CREATE A PROCEDURE FOR CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR CANDIDATES; AND TO REQUIRE THAT A CANDIDATE HAVING CRIMINAL HISTORY BE GIVEN NOTICE PRIOR TO THE ELECTION THAT HE OR SHE IS NOT QUALIFIED TO HOLD OFFICE.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF COUNTY OPERATIONS - HOMELESS SHELTER GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH - BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - CITIES AND COUNTIES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION - CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE, EQUIPMENT AND LIBRARY RESOURCES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM - COMMUNITY GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS HERITAGE - HISTORIC PRESERVATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2013-2014 FISCAL YEAR.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES - COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION GRANTS AND ASSISTANCE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES - GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - ARKANSAS HUNGER RELIEF ALLIANCE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AUTHORITY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF COMMUNITY SERVICE AND NONPROFIT SUPPORT - NON-PROFIT SUPPORT GRANT GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - ARKANSAS STATE LIBRARY - BOOKS FOR ARKANSAS STUDENTS' EDUCATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - ARKANSAS STATE LIBRARY - GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - GRANTS TO FIRE DEPARTMENTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES - GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO REQUIRE A MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES PROVIDER TO WARN A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY OF A CREDIBLE THREAT BY A PATIENT.
TO CLARIFY THE LAW CONCERNING RECOUPMENT OF PAYMENTS FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AUTHORIZE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVES AND THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS IN CONNECTION WITH A STEEL MILL PROJECT UNDER AMENDMENT 82 TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO ADJUST THE INCOME LEVELS SUBJECT TO CERTAIN INCOME TAX RATES; AND TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF PERSONS ENTITLED TO USE THE LOW-INCOME TAX TABLES.
TO AMEND THE LAWS PERTAINING TO THE PROMULGATION OF WATER QUALITY STANDARDS; TO IMPROVE THE PROCESS FOR DEVELOPING AND IMPLEMENTING WATER QUALITY STANDARDS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO ASSIST NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS; AND TO ALLOW NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS TO PURCHASE SURPLUS PUBLIC COMMODITIES.
TO AMEND DEFINITIONS UNDER THE ARKANSAS NATIONAL GUARD TUITION INCENTIVE PROGRAM
TO PROVIDE AUTHORITY FOR ADDITIONAL STUDENT ABSENCES FOR NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERS BETWEEN GRADES ELEVEN AND TWELVE FOR COMPLETION OF BASIC TRAINING.
TO ALLOW THE ARKANSAS NATIONAL GUARD TO UTILIZE READINESS CENTER RENTAL INCOME FOR EXPENSE RECOVERY AND UNIT MORALE, WELFARE, AND RECREATION EVENTS.
TO REQUIRE HEALTH BENEFIT PLANS TO PROVIDE FOR CORRECTIVE SURGERY AND TREATMENT FOR CRANIOFACIAL ANOMALY.
COMMENDING OFFICER MICHAEL NEAL ON HIS SELECTION AS A MEDAL OF VALOR RECIPIENT.
CoSponsor for Senate
TO ENSURE THAT CANDIDATES FOR OFFICE ARE QUALIFIED; TO REQUIRE CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR CANDIDATES BEFORE THE ELECTION; AND TO PREVENT CANDIDATES CONVICTED OF CERTAIN CRIMES FROM RUNNING FOR PUBLIC OFFICE.
TO EXTEND THE NET OPERATING LOSS CARRY-FORWARD PERIOD FOR CALCULATING ARKANSAS INCOME TAX; AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES.
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS SCHOLARSHIP LOTTERY ACT CONCERNING SCHOLARSHIP AWARD AMOUNTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE ARKANSAS RACING COMMISSION; TO AMEND THE METHOD OF PLACING WAGERS AT HORSE TRACKS AND GREYHOUND TRACKS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO PREVENT ELECTION MISCONDUCT; TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING ABSENTEE BALLOTS, ASSISTANTS, DESIGNATED BEARERS, AND ADMINISTRATORS; AND TO CLARIFY THE PROCEDURES FOR CASTING AND COUNTING OF ABSENTEE BALLOTS.
TO CREATE AN EXEMPTION FROM THE INCOME TAX FOR SERVICE PAY OR ALLOWANCES RECEIVED BY ACTIVE DUTY MEMBERS OF THE ARMED SERVICES.
TO AMEND THE LAWS PERTAINING TO INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM PETITIONS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO INCREASE TRANSPARENCY WITH RESPECT TO INITIATED ACTS; AND TO REQUIRE MORE COMPLETE DISCLOSURE BY BALLOT QUESTION COMMITTEES AND LEGISLATIVE QUESTION COMMITTEES.

Committees

Committees