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Senator Gilbert Baker (R)

#17 Cooper Lane, Conway, 72034

Senator Gilbert Baker (R)
Phone: 501-327-8653
Phone:
District: 30
District:
30
Seniority: 3
Seniority:
3
Occupation: Retired Educator, Office Administrator
Occupation:
Retired Educator, Office Administrator
Church Affiliation: Bible Church
Church Affiliation:
Bible Church
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: Senate 2001, 2003,2005, 2007, 2009
Public Service:
Senate 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS NATIONAL GUARD TUITION INCENTIVE PROGRAM.
TO LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF UNRESTRICTED EDUCATIONAL AND GENERAL TUITION AND FEE INCOME AN INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION CAN SPEND ON ACADEMIC AND PERFORMANCE SCHOLARSHIPS.
CONCERNING THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE STATE PLANT BOARD.
AN ACT TO REQUIRE THAT A CANDIDATE FOR ELECTED OFFICE PROVIDE A SPECIFIC STATEMENT REGARDING LOANS MADE TO THE CANDIDATE'S CAMPAIGN, INCLUDING LOANS FROM THE CANDIDATE'S PERSONAL FUNDS.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS - ESSENTIAL OPERATIONS, SUPPORT FOR EDUCATION EXCELLENCE, AND PAYMENT OF CLAIMS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO AMEND ACT 62 OF 2009, THE APPROPRIATION ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION DIVISION
TO INCREASE SALARY TRANSPARENCY FOR ADMINISTRATORS IN STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - ARKANSAS STATE LIBRARY APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2009-2010 FISCAL YEAR.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - AND ITS VARIOUS DIVISIONS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES - GRANTS - GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AMEND ACT 117 OF 2009, REAPPROPRIATION ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - AND ITS VARIOUS DIVISIONS.
AMENDING THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE STATE SURVEYOR.
TO ALLOW HOME-SCHOOLED STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES.
TO ALLOW PRIVATE BORROWING BY STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
TO MAKE VARIOUS REVISIONS TO THE ARKANSAS PHYSICAL THERAPY ACT.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR AN INTERIM STUDY OF GENDER-BASED PAY DISPARITY.
AMENDING ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING RESTRICTIONS ON REGISTERING AS A LOBBYIST.
TO CLARIFY THE MEDICAID FAIRNESS ACT AND TO AMEND THE LAW REGARDING PROVIDER PARTICIPATION AND ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS UNDER THE MEDICAID FAIRNESS ACT.
TO EXEMPT THE ARKANSAS FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION FROM THE GROSS RECEIPTS AND USE TAX.
TO EXEMPT NONPROFIT COMPANIES THAT PROVIDE GLOBAL OUTREACH AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT SERVICES FROM THE GROSS RECEIPTS AND USE TAX.
TO CREATE AN INTERIM STUDY OF WAYS TO ENHANCE AND EXPAND THE ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION NETWORK'S SERVICE TO EDUCATION AND TO ARKANSANS THROUGHOUT THE STATE.
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 46 OF ARTICLE 7 OF THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION TO INCREASE THE TERM OF OFFICE FOR SHERIFF AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE OFFICE OF SHERIFF SHALL BE A NONPARTISAN OFFICE.
Primary Sponsor for House
TO ESTABLISH AN INVESTMENT TAX CREDIT FOR THE REHABILITATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF CENTRAL BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS.
TO CREATE AND FUND THE TRAUMA SYSTEM TRUST FUND.
AN ACT TO AMEND ACT 3 OF THE REGULAR SESSION OF 2009, THE GENERAL APPROPRIATION ACT FOR THE ORDINARY EXPENSES OF THE EXECUTIVE, JUDICIAL AND LEGISLATIVE BRANCHES FOR THE 2009-2010 FISCAL YEAR.
AN ACT CONCERNING THE AWARD OF SEVERANCE PAY AND SABBATICALS BY INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
THE ROGER PHILLIPS TRANSFER POLICY ACT.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - GRANTS AND AID TO LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION.
TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INCOME TAX RELIEF TO HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD TAXPAYERS WITH TWO OR MORE DEPENDENTS.
TO EXEMPT FROM SALES AND USE TAX THE FIRST FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($5,000) OF TOTAL CONSIDERATION OF THE SALE OF A USED MOTOR VEHICLE.
TO CLARIFY THAT CONTRIBUTIONS TO A TAX-DEFERRED TUITION SAVINGS PROGRAM ARE DEDUCTIBLE FROM ARKANSAS INCOME TAX.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE COMPREHENSIVE ARKANSAS HIGHER EDUCATION ANNUAL REPORT.
AN ACT TO ALLOW A SALES AND USE TAX CREDIT FOR EXPENSES INCURRED OR FOR THE RETENTION OF A CERTIFIED SERVICE PROVIDER AS THE RESULT OF THE CHANGES MADE DUE TO THE STREAMLINED SALES TAX SOURCING RULES.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE § 18-15-301 AND TO MODIFY THE PROCEDURES CONCERNING A CERTIFICATE OF CONVENIENCE AND NECESSITY FOR MUNICIPALLY OWNED ELECTRIC UTILITIES FROM THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION.
TO REQUIRE PERSONS WHO VIOLATE ORDERS OF PROTECTION TO PAY FOR AND WEAR GLOBAL POSITIONING DEVICES.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS PLANNING PROGRAM ACT.
AN ACT CONCERNING DESIGN PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTS UNDER ARKANSAS BUILDING AUTHORITY GUIDELINES.
TO REQUIRE CLEAR EXIT STANDARDS FOR ALL REMEDIAL COURSES TAKEN AT STATE- SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TO IMPROVE THE TEACHING TECHNIQUES OF REMEDIAL COURSES.
COMMENDING MR. JIM DAVIDSON OF CONWAY, ARKANSAS, ON FOUNDING AND CHAIRING THE BOOKCASE FOR EVERY CHILD PROJECT AND FOR THE INVALUABLE ASSISTANCE OF EACH MEMBER OF THE CONWAY BOOKCASE PROJECT COMMITTEE.
CoSponsor
AN ACT TO REPEAL THE PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENTIAL PRIMARY ELECTION; AND TO MOVE THE DATE OF THE PRIMARY ELECTIONS.
THE ARKANSAS SCHOLARSHIP LOTTERY ACT
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A PROVIDER FEE FOR INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITIES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS HOUSING TRUST FUND.
AN ACT TO LEVY AN ASSESSMENT FEE ON HOSPITALS TO IMPROVE HEALTH CARE ACCESS FOR THE CITIZENS OF ARKANSAS.
TO PROVIDE FORFEITURE OF OR DISQUALIFICATION FROM PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT ON CONVICTION OF AN OFFENSE RELATED TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT.
TO ALLOW THE ISSUANCE OF A REGULAR LICENSE PLATE TO A PERSON WHO QUALIFIES FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A MILITARY SERVICE OR VETERANS SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE AT THE SAME FEE REQUIRED FOR THE SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE.
TO ENACT THE STATE INSURANCE DEPARTMENT GENERAL OMNIBUS BILL TO UPDATE AND MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO THE ARKANSAS INSURANCE LAWS AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY FOR SECTION 20 OF THIS ACT.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING ETHICS REQUIREMENTS FOR LOBBYISTS AND PUBLIC OFFICIALS.
TO REDUCE THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON FOOD AND FOOD INGREDIENTS.
CONCERNING THE MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. COMMISSION.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING TOBACCO TREATMENT, PREVENTION, AND CESSATION.
A RESOLUTION REGARDING TRANSITIONAL CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY.
TO RECOGNIZE FEBRUARY 6 AS "RONALD REAGAN DAY".
AMENDING THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION TO CREATE A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO HUNT, FISH, TRAP, AND HARVEST WILDLIFE.
WELCOMING THE RETURN OF FORMER PRESIDENT WILLIAM JEFFERSON CLINTON AND HONORING HIS EXTENSIVE PUBLIC SERVICE AND ACHIEVEMENTS AS GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AND PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
PROCLAIMING MARCH 2009 AS MUSIC IN OUR SCHOOLS MONTH.
CoSponsor for House
THE ARKANSAS SCHOLARSHIP LOTTERY ACT.
THE PARTIAL-BIRTH ABORTION BAN ACT.
AN ACT TO EXEMPT MILITARY RETIRED PAY FROM INCOME TAX.
TO ALLOW THE SPOUSE OF AN ARKANSAS STATE POLICE OFFICER TO PURCHASE THE OFFICER'S SERVICE SHOTGUN.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEE HEALTH INSURANCE APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2009-2010 FISCAL YEAR.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING SCRAP METAL DEALERS.
TO AUTHORIZE OPTOMETRISTS OR OPHTHALMOLOGISTS TO SELL OR DISPENSE PRESCRIPTION CONTACT LENSES THAT ARE MEDICATED WITH LEGEND DRUGS THAT ARE AUTHORIZED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A PROVIDER FEE FOR INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITIES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.
TO REQUIRE THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION TO PERMIT STORM COST RESERVE ACCOUNTING FOR ELECTRIC PUBLIC UTILITIES WHEN REQUESTED.
TO REQUIRE GROUP ACCIDENT AND HEALTH INSURANCE ASSOCIATIONS TO REGISTER WITH THE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER.
TO INCLUDE SPECIFIED DISEASE, HOSPITAL INDEMNITY, OR OTHER LIMITED BENEFIT HEALTH INSURANCE POLICIES AND TO REVISE PROCEDURES FOR DETERMINING PREMIUM RATES FOR A CLOSED BLOCK OF BUSINESS.
TO PROHIBIT UNFAIR METHODS OF COMPETITION AND UNFAIR OR DECEPTIVE TRADE PRACTICES BY SELLERS OF PREPAID FUNERAL BENEFITS CONTRACTS.
TO PROHIBIT ABUSES IN THE REPLACEMENT OF LIFE INSURANCE.
TO AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL END-OF-COURSE ASSESSMENTS.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A POST-DOCTORAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING GRANT PROGRAM.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS RISK CAPITAL MATCHING FUND ACT OF 2007.

Committees

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