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Senator John Cooper (R)

P. O. Box 16801, Jonesboro, 72404

Senator John Cooper (R)
Phone: 870-761-0130
Phone:
District: 21
District:
21
Seniority: 30
Seniority:
30
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: Senate 2014, 2015
Public Service:
Senate 2014, 2015


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO PROVIDE FOR ANNUAL RATE INCREASES FOR PRIVATE INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITIES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES WITH FIFTEEN (15) BEDS OR FEWER.
TO PROMOTE OVERALL EFFICIENCY AND DELIVERY OF HEALTHCARE SERVICES OF THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM.
TO EXEMPT CERTAIN CUSTOMER AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE RECORDS OF MUNICIPALLY OWNED UTILITY SYSTEMS FROM DISCLOSURE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO PROTECT THE RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES GRANTED UNDER THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION AND THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING ANNEXATIONS BY ONE HUNDRED PERCENT (100%) PETITION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF AGING AND ADULT SERVICES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES SERVICES - HUMAN DEVELOPMENT CENTER GRANTS 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 ARKANSAS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
CONCERNING TERMINALLY ILL PATIENT ACCESS TO INVESTIGATIONAL DRUGS, BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS, OR DEVICES; AND TO CREATE THE RIGHT TO TRY ACT.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY - NEWPORT - WORKFORCE EDUCATION PROGRAM - JONESBORO CAMPUS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES - REGIONAL PROGRAMS - NORTHEAST GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO CLARIFY THAT THE SECRETARY OF STATE IS THE CUSTODIAN OF CERTAIN RECORDS CONCERNING ETHICS; TO AMEND A PORTION OF THE LAW RESULTING FROM INITIATED ACT 1 OF 1999 AND INITIATED ACT 1 OF 1996; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO INCREASE ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE AND REDUCE HEALTHCARE COSTS; TO ENCOURAGE THE USE OF TELEMEDICINE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING EXEMPTIONS FROM DISCLOSURE UNDER THE ARKANSAS FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967; AND TO PROTECT THE PRIVACY OF RETIRED AND FORMER STATE EMPLOYEES.
TO REPEAL THE POSITION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT COORDINATOR.
Primary Sponsor for House
TO REPEAL OUTCOME MEASURES TESTING WITHIN THE DIVISION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES.
TO AMEND THE LAWS REGARDING DISPOSITION OF HUMAN AND FETAL TISSUE.
CONCERNING THE CARRYING OF A CONCEALED HANDGUN BY A CONCEALED CARRY LICENSEE INTO A POLLING PLACE.
TO PROTECT THE RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES GRANTED UNDER THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION AND THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION; TO DECLARE AMERICAN LAWS FOR AMERICAN COURTS.
TO REGULATE THE PRACTICES AND PROCEDURES OF DEALERS IN SECONDHAND GOODS; AND TO HELP THE RIGHTFUL OWNER RECOVER STOLEN PROPERTY.
TO CREATE THE OFFENSE OF FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION.
TO AMEND THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAW ENACTED BY INITIATED ACT 4 OF 1948 AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
CoSponsor
TO CREATE A PILOT PROGRAM FOR KINDERGARTEN THROUGH GRADE TWELVE (K-12) AGRICULTURE SCHOOLS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES SERVICES - TRANSFER FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT CENTERS APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2014-2015 FISCAL YEAR.
TO CREATE PROCEDURES FOR OVERSIGHT OF FOSSIL-FUEL-FIRED ELECTRIC GENERATING UNITS; TO REGULATE CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS; AND TO CREATE PROCEDURES FOR APPROVAL OF THE STATE PLAN BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.
TO CHANGE THE NUMBER OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAYS REQUIRED FOR TEACHERS.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS SCHOOL RECOGNITION AND REWARD PROGRAM.
TO BE KNOWN AS THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM ACT OF 2015; TO IMPLEMENT MEASURES DESIGNED TO ENHANCE PUBLIC SAFETY AND REDUCE THE PRISON POPULATION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO REGULATE THE USE OF CERTAIN DRUGS USED TO INDUCE AN ABORTION; AND TO PROVIDE FOR DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS FOR ABORTIONS PERFORMED IN VIOLATION OF THIS ACT.
TO BAR THE DISBURSEMENT OF FUNDS BY THE STATE TO CERTAIN ENTITIES.
TO CREATE THE MIDDLE CLASS TAX RELIEF ACT OF 2015; TO AMEND THE INCOME TAX RATES AND BRACKETS FOR INDIVIDUALS, TRUSTS, AND ESTATES; TO AMEND THE INCOME TAX ON CAPITAL GAINS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO ESTABLISH THE DRUG SCREENING AND TESTING ACT OF 2015.
TO BE KNOWN AS THE PUBLIC SAFETY TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT OF 2015; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE DISTRIBUTION OF CERTAIN FEES, PENALTIES, AND FINES RELATING TO ELECTRONIC GAMES OF SKILL; TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR LAND-GRANT MATCH PAYMENTS FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT PINE BLUFF; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO REQUIRE A STUDENT TO PASS THE UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP CIVICS TEST PRODUCED BY THE UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATIONS SERVICES BEFORE HE OR SHE RECEIVES A DIPLOMA FROM A PUBLIC SCHOOL OR A GENERAL EDUCATION DIPLOMA
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS MONUMENT DISPLAY ACT.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE FREE EXERCISE OF RELIGION; TO ENACT THE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM RESTORATION ACT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
IN RESPECTFUL MEMORY OF SENATOR DAVID W. WYATT AND IN RECOGNITION OF HIS MANY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AND HIS LOCAL COMMUNITY.
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.
TO CONGRATULATE VICTORIA ALEXANDRA MALOCH FOR HER ELECTION TO THE 2014-2015 NATIONAL FFA OFFICER TEAM AS NATIONAL SECRETARY AND THE FIRST FEMALE NATIONAL FFA OFFICER FROM ARKANSAS.
IN SUPPORT OF EXPANDED LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS EXPORTS FROM THE UNITED STATES.
TO COMMEMORATE PRESIDENT GEORGE WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY AND TO HONOR HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO OUR COUNTRY.
RECOGNIZING NATIONAL FFA WEEK.
CoSponsor for House
TO REGULATE THE USE OF CERTAIN DRUGS USED TO INDUCE AN ABORTION; AND TO PROVIDE FOR DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS FOR ABORTIONS PERFORMED IN VIOLATION OF THIS ACT.
TO AMEND THE LAW REGARDING THE REAL-TIME ELECTRONIC LOGBOOK; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE INCOME TAX APPLICABLE TO CAPITAL GAINS.
TO CREATE THE PRODUCTION CONTRACT ARBITRATION PROCEDURE ACT; AND TO PROVIDE AN ARBITRATION PROCESS FOR DISPUTES BETWEEN GROWERS AND CONTRACTORS RELATING TO A PRODUCTION CONTRACT.

Committees

Committees