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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: 2
Seniority:
2
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
Biography: Gilbert Baker.pdf
Biography:


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT BELOW WHICH SALES AND USE TAX IS NOT DUE ON THE PURCHASE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE, TRAILER, OR SEMITRAILER.
TO CLARIFY ARKANSAS ETHICS LAWS.
TO REMOVE THE LIMITATION ON THE NUMBER OF OPEN-ENROLLMENT CHARTER SCHOOLS.
TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS; TO PROTECT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS FROM CERTAIN LIABILITIES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO CREATE THE PREMIUM BIOSOLID MARKETING INCENTIVE ACT AND TO PROVIDE INCENTIVES FOR THE SALE AND PURCHASE OF PREMIUM BIOSOLIDS.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS - ESSENTIAL OPERATIONS, SUPPORT FOR EDUCATION EXCELLENCE, AND PAYMENT OF CLAIMS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS GOVERNOR'S SCHOLARS PROGRAM AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO FULLY FINANCE THE EXPENDITURES AND OBLIGATIONS OF THE STATE CENTRAL SERVICES FUND AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
CONCERNING THE TEACHER FAIR DISMISSAL ACT OF 1983.
TO CLARIFY FUNDING FORMULA CALCULATIONS FOR STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
TO CLARIFY FUNDING FORMULA CALCULATIONS FOR STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO ALLOW HOME-SCHOOLED STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES.
CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS CHARTER SCHOOLS ACT OF 1999.
TO ESTABLISH THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS ALLOWED TO ATTEND AN OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL THAT PRIMARILY USES A VIRTUAL TECHNOLOGY TEACHING METHOD AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEMS.
CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE ACT OF 1989.
TO PROVIDE FOR A STUDY OF THE IMPACT OF TAX EXEMPTIONS RELATING TO NATURAL RESOURCES.
TO ESTABLISH A LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE TO REVIEW CHANGES TO THE STATE MEDICAID PROGRAM AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
AN ACT REGARDING REAPPORTIONMENT OF STATE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICTS AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
CoSponsor
TO AMEND SEVERAL PROVISIONS OF THE LAW CONCERNING MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
TO CLARIFY WHAT INFORMATION SPECIFIC HIGHER EDUCATION RELATED REPORTS SHOULD CONTAIN; TO REQUIRE SOME HIGHER EDUCATION RELATED REPORTS TO BE UPDATED ANNUALLY.
AN ACT TO SPECIFY MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS AND TO AMEND REQUIREMENTS FOR RECEIVING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS FOR DISCHARGE FOR ABSENTEEISM, MISCONDUCT, AND FAILURE TO ACCEPT SUITABLE WORK.
TO EXPAND THE ROGER PHILLIPS TRANSFER POLICY; TO STRENGTHEN THE COURSE TRANSFER SYSTEM AND ESTABLISH A STATEWIDE COMMON COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM FOR POSTSECONDARY COURSES.
TO DEFINE "PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION" RELATED TO CITY AND COUNTY TURNBACK FUNDS UNDER THE ARKANSAS HIGHWAY REVENUE DISTRIBUTION LAW.
TO REVISE THE PAYROLL DEDUCTIONS FOR STATE EMPLOYEES TO INCLUDE DEPOSITS INTO A TAX-DEFERRED COLLEGE SAVINGS PLAN.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS ACCELERATION FUND WITHIN THE ARKANSAS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AUTHORITY AND TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS ACCELERATION FUND COMMITTEE.
TO ESTABLISH THE TEACHER EXCELLENCE AND SUPPORT SYSTEM AND ALIGN CURRENT LAW CONCERNING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TEACHER FAIR DISMISSAL WITH THE SYSTEM.
AN ACT TO ENHANCE THE PUBLIC INTEGRITY OF CERTAIN REGULATORY AGENCIES.
IN RECOGNITION OF THE ARKANSAS MILITARY VETERANS HALL OF FAME.
AN ACT TO PROHIBIT HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE POLICIES FROM OFFERING COVERAGE FOR ABORTIONS EXCEPT THROUGH A SEPARATE RIDER.
AN ACT TO REQUIRE THAT APPLICANTS FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS TEST NEGATIVE FOR ILLEGAL DRUG USE.
TO AMEND SEVERAL PROVISIONS OF THE LAW CONCERNING MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING AIRPORT AUTHORITY AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
AN ACT TO REQUIRE A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA, A GED, OR ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES TOWARD A GED WHILE RECEIVING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS.
THE ARKANSAS FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY ACT.
TO DECREASE THE SALES AND USE TAX ON NATURAL GAS AND ELECTRICITY USED BY MANUFACTURERS AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON FOOD AND FOOD INGREDIENTS AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO ESTABLISH A SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT MENTORING PROGRAM.
REGARDING SUBSTANCES IN SCHEDULE I AND SCHEDULE VI AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY - ARKANSAS HOUSING TRUST FUND ADVISORY COMMITTEE APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2011-2012 FISCAL YEAR.
AN ACT TO SPECIFY MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS AND TO AMEND REQUIREMENTS FOR RECEIVING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS FOR DISCHARGE FOR ABSENTEEISM, MISCONDUCT, AND FAILURE TO ACCEPT SUITABLE WORK.
TO REESTABLISH THE JOINT INTERIM OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION REFORM.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE HEALTHCARE REFORM ACCOUNTABILITY ACT AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO REGULATE THE ISSUANCE OF A BROKER'S PRICE OPINION BY A REAL ESTATE LICENSEE.
TO ENHANCE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF SCHOOL DISTRICT PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT PLANS.
TO IMPROVE PUBLIC SAFETY AND SLOW CORRECTIONS GROWTH.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING TOBACCO TREATMENT, PREVENTION, AND CESSATION.
CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE ACT OF 1989.
TO ALLOW AN AUXILIARY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER APPOINTED AS A RESERVE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER TO ADMINISTER BLOOD ALCOHOL TESTS AND TO OPERATE A DEVICE TO DETECT EXCESSIVE SPEEDING.
TO PROVIDE SCHOOL DISTRICTS THE CHOICE OF HOLDING SCHOOL ELECTIONS ON THE SAME DATE AS GENERAL ELECTIONS OR IN SEPTEMBER; TO AMEND RELATED PROVISIONS OF LAW CONCERNING THE TERM OF SERVICE FOR SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS.
RECOMMENDING THAT STUDIES OF SPECIFIC ISSUES OCCUR IN THE PERMANENT SUBCOMMITTEES OF THE STANDING COMMITTEES OF THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES RATHER THAN IN TASK FORCES CREATED FOR THAT PURPOSE.
THE TAXPAYERS' PROTECTION AMENDMENT.
RECOGNIZING THE MANY CONTRIBUTIONS MADE BY CITIZENS OF THE REPUBLIC OF TURKEY AND THE BEST INTEREST OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS TO PROMOTE RELATIONSHIPS WITH TURKISH PEOPLE.

Committees

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