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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: 20
Seniority:
20
Occupation: Retired
Occupation:
Retired
Church Affiliation: Baptist
Church Affiliation:
Baptist
Veteran: Yes
Veteran:
Yes
Public Service: Senate 2014, 2015, 2017
Public Service:
Senate 2014, 2015, 2017


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO AMEND THE RABIES CONTROL ACT REGARDING VACCINATIONS AGAINST RABIES FOR ANIMALS.
TO AMEND THE LICENSURE OF CERTAIN PROFESSIONS LICENSED BY THE ARKANSAS BOARD OF EXAMINERS IN COUNSELING.
TO REPEAL LICENSURE FOR PSYCHIATRIC TECHNICIAN NURSES.
TO REPEAL THE ARKANSAS NURSERY FRAUD ACT OF 1919; AND TO ELIMINATE THE LICENSE REQUIREMENT OF PERSONS OPERATING OR WORKING IN A NURSERY.
TO CREATE THE OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING SUNRISE AND SUNSET ACT OF 2019; AND TO ESTABLISH A REVIEW PROCESS FOR OCCUPATIONAL LICENSURE AND OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING ENTITIES.
TO REQUIRE DISCRETION IN REVIEWING CERTAIN FACTORS BEFORE DISQUALIFYING AN APPLICANT FOR OCCUPATIONAL LICENSURE; AND TO AUTHORIZE CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS BEFORE APPLYING FOR OCCUPATIONAL LICENSURE.
TO AMEND THE LAWS CONCERNING THE CONTRACTORS LICENSING BOARD; AND TO AMEND THE LICENSING REQUIREMENTS OF CONTRACTORS.
TO REPEAL THE ARKANSAS BARBER LAW; TO ABOLISH THE STATE BOARD OF BARBER EXAMINERS; AND TO AMEND THE LAW GOVERNING THE PRACTICE OF COSMETOLOGY.
TO AMEND THE LAWS REGARDING CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS TO OBTAIN CONSISTENCY REGARDING CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS AND DISQUALIFYING OFFENSES FOR LICENSURE.
TO COMBINE THE COSMETOLOGY TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND THE STATE BOARD OF BARBER EXAMINERS.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS MUNICIPAL ACCOUNTING LAW CONCERNING CERTAIN DEBIT CARD AND CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS.
CONCERNING THE OFFENSE OF UNLAWFUL USE OF AN UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEM; TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF "CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE".
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING CERTAIN VACATED MUNICIPAL OFFICES.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS MUNICIPAL ACCOUNTING LAW TO ALLOW MUNICIPALITIES TO ACCEPT DEBIT CARD AND CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS.
TO COMMEND MISS CLAUDIA RAFFO ON HER SELECTION AS MISS ARKANSAS 2018.
COMMENDING ARKANSAS FARMERS, RANCHERS, AND FORESTERS FOR THEIR VITAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SECURITY AND ECONOMIC WELL-BEING OF THE STATE AND THE NATION.
CoSponsor
CONCERNING AT WHAT POINT A PROBATIONER'S PROBATION BEGINS AND AT WHAT POINT IN THE SENTENCING PROCESS THE SUPERVISION OF A PROBATIONER BY THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY CORRECTION BEGINS.
CONCERNING THE PAYMENT OF FINES, FEES, AND COSTS LEVIED BY THE INTERSTATE COMMISSION FOR ADULT OFFENDER SUPERVISION.
CONCERNING THE PAYMENT OF COSTS AND FEES ORDERED BY A COURT.
CONCERNING THE FORFEITURE AND RESTORATION OF AN INMATE'S ACCRUED MERITORIOUS GOOD TIME.
CONCERNING THE TIME PERIOD APPLICABLE FOR AN APPLICATION FOR DISCHARGE OF A SENTENCE.
CONCERNING A WARRANTLESS SEARCH BY A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER IN A GARAGE OR OUTBUILDING ON THE PROPERTY OF A PROBATIONER'S OR PAROLEE'S RESIDENCE.
TO AMEND THE EXEMPTION TO LICENSURE BY THE VETERINARY MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD FOR CHIROPRACTORS PERFORMING CHIROPRACTIC UPON ANIMALS.
CONCERNING THE CONVEYANCE OF TITLE TO REAL PROPERTY.
TO REQUIRE A CERTAIN PERCENTAGE OF LOTTERY PROCEEDS TO BE NET PROCEEDS FOR SCHOLARSHIPS.
TO AMEND STATUTES CONCERNING THEFT OF PROPERTY; AND TO CLARIFY THAT A BACKUP DEEP CYCLE BATTERY IS UTILITY PROPERTY.
TO CREATE THE CHERISH ACT; AND TO PROHIBIT ABORTIONS AFTER EIGHTEEN (18) WEEKS' GESTATION EXCEPT IN A MEDICAL EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING ELECTION PAGES; AND TO ALLOW CERTAIN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO PERFORM THE DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF ELECTION OFFICIALS.
TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL REVENUE FOR THE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OF HIGHWAYS, STREETS, AND BRIDGES IN THE STATE.
TO CREATE THE RED TAPE REDUCTION SUNRISE AND SUNSET ACT OF 2019; AND TO REQUIRE LEGISLATIVE REVIEW OF OCCUPATIONAL AUTHORIZATIONS AND OCCUPATIONAL ENTITIES.
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.
CONCERNING INVESTIGATIONS INTO SEXUAL ASSAULT; CONCERNING SEXUAL ASSAULT COLLECTION KITS; AND CONCERNING THE SUBMISSION OF SEXUAL ASSAULT COLLECTION KITS.
TO EXEMPT CERTAIN INFORMATION PERTAINING TO A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER FROM THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967; AND CONCERNING PUBLIC RECORD WEBSITES.
TO AMEND THE HIGHER EDUCATION UNIFORM CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION ACT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PROVISIONAL POSITIONS FOR STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE UNIFORM CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION ACT AND VARIOUS LAWS CONCERNING THE OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT.
AN ACT AMENDING THE UNIFORM CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION ACT AND VARIOUS LAWS CONCERNING THE OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT.
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 CONTINUE A LEVY OF A ONE-HALF PERCENT SALES AND USE TAX FOR THE STATE’S HIGHWAY SYSTEM, COUNTY ROADS, AND CITY STREETS.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS HUMAN LIFE PROTECTION ACT; AND TO ABOLISH ABORTION IN ARKANSAS AND PROTECT THE LIVES OF UNBORN CHILDREN.
TO CREATE THE DOWN SYNDROME DISCRIMINATION BY ABORTION PROHIBITION ACT.
TO REQUIRE ADDITIONAL REPORTING REQUIREMENTS BY CERTAIN PHYSICIANS AND HEALTHCARE FACILITIES FOR ABORTION COMPLICATIONS.
TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL REVENUE FOR THE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OF HIGHWAYS, STREETS, AND BRIDGES IN THE STATE.
TO REQUIRE A STUDY AND ANNUAL REVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS AND PROCESSES OF THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.
CONCERNING LEGISLATION PROPOSED BY THE DIRECTOR OF STATE HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION.
TO BAN USE OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN FOOD AND DRINK EXCEPT IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
TO ADD RESTRICTIONS REGARDING ADVERTISING OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA AND USE OF CERTAIN SYMBOLS.
CONCERNING THE OFFENSE OF PHYSICIAN-ASSISTED SUICIDE.
TO CLARIFY THE UNIFORM CONTRIBUTION AMONG TORTFEASORS ACT.
TO ESTABLISH PREJUDGMENT AND POST-JUDGMENT INTEREST RATES.
TO ESTABLISH RECOVERY OF DAMAGES FOR NECESSARY MEDICAL CARE, TREATMENT, OR SERVICES RENDERED.
TO REMEMBER MATT DECAMPLE AND HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
TO CONTINUE A LEVY OF A ONE-HALF PERCENT SALES AND USE TAX FOR THE STATE’S HIGHWAY SYSTEM, COUNTY ROADS, AND CITY STREETS.
APPLYING TO THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO CALL A CONVENTION FOR PROPOSING AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO ARTICLE V OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION.
TO ENCOURAGE LAW ENFORCEMENT TO SUSPEND CONTACT AND OUTREACH WITH THE COUNCIL ON AMERICAN-ISLAMIC RELATIONS.
TO REMEMBER MATT DECAMPLE AND HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
TO ENCOURAGE AND URGE GOVERNOR ASA HUTCHINSON TO ACT EXPEDITIOUSLY ON CERTAIN PAROLE BOARD RECOMMENDATIONS.

Committees

Committees
Alternate: ALC-PEER