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Representative Betty Pickett (D)

1903 College Avenue, Conway, 72034

Representative Betty Pickett (D)
Phone: 501-329-5862
Phone:
District: 45
District:
45
Seniority: 14
Seniority:
14
Occupation: former public school teacher and small business owner
Occupation:
former public school teacher and small business owner
Church Affiliation: United Methodist
Church Affiliation:
United Methodist
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: Faulkner County Quorum Court, State Board of Education; Serving first term in House 2003, 2005, 2007
Public Service:
Faulkner County Quorum Court, State Board of Education; Serving first term in House 2003, 2005, 2007


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
AN ACT TO ALLOW A CIRCUIT COURT TO EXTEND THE DURATION OF AN ORDER OF PROTECTION.
AN ACT CONCERNING THE REVIEW OF TECHNICAL AND GENERAL SERVICES CONTRACTS BY THE ARKANSAS LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - CERTIFIED SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST BONUSES APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2007-2009 BIENNIUM.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR STUDENT REPRESENTATION ON THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION AND SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARDS OF DIRECTORS.
TO PROHIBIT THE USE OF PUBLIC FUNDS BY PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL BOARDS FOR THE BENEFIT OF INDIVIDUALS EXCEPT IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
AN ACT TO REVISE ACCOUNTABILITY AND REVIEW REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING ATHLETIC EXPENDITURES BY PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT ANNUAL SCHOOL ELECTIONS WILL BE HELD ON A DATE CONSISTENT WITH GENERAL ELECTIONS.
AN ACT TO INCREASE THE AVAILABILITY OF QUALITY SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS FOR EMPLOYMENT BY PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN ARKANSAS.
AN ACT TO PROTECT PUBLIC SCHOOL BUILDINGS FROM FIRE HAZARDS AND TO ENSURE REGULAR FIRE INSPECTIONS FOR ALL PUBLIC SCHOOL BUILDINGS IN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
THE EDUCATION SERVICE COOPERATIVE ACT OF 2007.
AN ACT TO MAKE STATE CONTRIBUTIONS AVAILABLE FOR THE PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEES' HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM.
TO AMEND 6-11-101 TO CLARIFY THE COMPOSITION OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION.
TO PERMIT SURFACE OWNER TO ACQUIRE DORMANT SEVERED MINERAL RIGHTS, TO PROVIDE GUIDELINES FOR ASSESSING MINERAL RIGHTS, AND TO ALLOW ASSESSMENT OF TAX ON SEVERED MINERAL RIGHTS AGAINST THE WORKING INTERESTS OWNER.
AN ACT TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS IN THE ARKANSAS CODE TO USE THE CORRECT TERM FOR EDUCATION SERVICE AGENCY.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - ARKANSAS STATE LIBRARY - STATE ASSISTANCE TO LIBRARIES COUNTY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION - GRANT - NEEDS ASSESSMENT GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - STATE TECHNOLOGY PARKS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS STATE POLICE - GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - MANAGEMENT SERVICES -EMPLOYEE BENEFITS DIVISION - PAYMENT OF STATE CONTRIBUTIONS FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEES HEALTH BENEFITS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE TO PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARDS OF DIRECTORS ACCESS TO LEGISLATION CONCERNING PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARDS OF DIRECTORS' MEETINGS ON PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT WEBSITES.
AN ACT TO PROMOTE BEST FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND REQUIRE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR SCHOOL DISTRICT BUSINESS MANAGERS.
TO IMPROVE RETENTION AND GRADUATION RATES AT PUBLIC COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES BY PROVIDING A MECHANISM TO DISTRIBUTE INCENTIVE FUNDING FOR IMPROVED STUDENT OUTCOMES.
TO REPEAL ACT 1974 OF 2005 REGARDING RETENTION AND GRADUATION RATES AT PUBLIC COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES FOR THE 2007-2009 BIENNIUM.
TO REQUEST THAT THE HOUSE INTERIM COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND THE SENATE INTERIM COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION STUDY THE REQUIREMENTS FOR OBTAINING A FOUR- YEAR DEGREE IN EDUCATION IN ARKANSAS.
TO PROVIDE REMEDIAL TUTORING TO TENTH AND ELEVENTH GRADE STUDENTS WHO SCORE BELOW NINETEEN (19) ON THE AMERICAN COLLEGE TEST.
AN ACT TO REQUIRE THAT CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT COURSES OFFERED AS ONE (1) OF THE THIRTY-EIGHT (38) UNITS OF REQUIRED CURRICULUM MEET THE SAME STATE STANDARDS AS A COURSE REQUIRED FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION.
AN ACT TO RESTRICT THE USE OF BLOCK SCHEDULING IN ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
AN ACT AMENDING ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING FIRE PREVENTION.
AN ACT CONCERNING SCHOOL DISTRICTS' RECORDS OF USED AND ACCUMULATED LEAVE BY ADMINISTRATORS AND TO CLARIFY PAYMENT OF UNUSED LEAVE.
TO REQUEST THAT THE JOINT PERFORMANCE REVIEW COMMITTEE STUDY THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF THE FAYETTEVILLE SHALE PLAY ON THE WATER SUPPLY OF THE FAYETTEVILLE SHALE REGION.
REQUESTING THAT THE HOUSE AND SENATE INTERIM COMMITTEES ON EDUCATION CONDUCT A STUDY ON REQUIRING PARITY IN STIPENDS AND SUPPLEMENTAL PAY AMONG CERTIFIED PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEES.
REQUESTING THAT THE JOINT PERFORMANCE REVIEW COMMITTEE STUDY THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF THE FAYETTEVILLE SHALE PLAY ON THE WATER SUPPLY OF THE FAYETTEVILLE SHALE REGION.
Primary Sponsor for Senate
AN ACT TO REPEAL THE RISING JUNIOR EXAM.
TO AMEND SECTIONS OF THE JOINT MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC POWER GENERATION ACT.
CoSponsor
TO CREATE THE OFFENSE OF UNLAWFUL CONSUMER LOANS.
TO ALLOW MILITARY OFFICERS OF THE ARMED SERVICES TO RECEIVE THE SAME INCOME TAX EXEMPTION AS ENLISTED PERSONNEL OF THE ARMED SERVICES.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS INFORMATION READING SERVICES FOR THE BLIND WITHIN THE DIVISION OF STATE SERVICES FOR THE BLIND OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS ALTERNATIVE FUELS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM AND THE ARKANSAS ALTERNATIVE FUELS DEVELOPMENT FUND AND TO REPEAL OBSOLETE SECTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE RELATED TO ALTERNATIVE FUELS AND WEATHERIZATION.
AN ACT TO CREATE FIVE (5) ADDITIONAL CIRCUIT JUDGESHIPS.
TO REDUCE THE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON NATURAL GAS AND ELECTRICITY USED OR CONSUMED IN MANUFACTURING IN THIS STATE.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE TEACHER LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS BY CREATING THE LIFETIME TEACHING LICENSE.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE INCOME TAX RELIEF FOR LOW INCOME TAXPAYERS.
THE FAIR GIFT CARD ACT.
TO LIMIT THE LOCATION OF ADULT-ORIENTED BUSINESSES IN PROXIMITY TO LOCATIONS FREQUENTED BY CHILDREN.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING ACT OF 2003 AND TO ENSURE THAT EVERY PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THE STATE RECEIVES THE FULL AMOUNT OF FOUNDATION FUNDING.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR ENHANCED EDUCATIONAL FUNDING BY SUPPLEMENTING THE AMOUNT OF PER STUDENT FOUNDATION FUNDING DISTRIBUTED TO SCHOOL DISTRICTS FOR THE 2007-2008 AND 2008-2009 SCHOOL YEARS.
AN ACT TO ADOPT THE AGREEMENT AMONG THE STATES TO ELECT THE PRESIDENT BY NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE.
TO FUND PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAMS AND SERVICES FOR THE UNDERSERVED BY IMPOSING ADDITIONAL CIGARETTE AND TOBACCO TAXES AND TO INCREASE GENERAL REVENUES.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF AGING AND ADULT SERVICES - STATE ASSISTANCE TO ARKANSAS AREA AGENCIES ON AGING - SENIOR CITIZEN CENTERS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF SENIOR CITIZEN CENTERS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - GRANTS TO FIRE DEPARTMENTS APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2007-2009 BIENNIUM.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - CITIES AND COUNTIES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE OFFICE OF THE TREASURER OF STATE - COUNTY AID AND MUNICIPAL AID APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT - HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENTS AND MAINTENANCE APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO FINANCE HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION AND TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL COUNTY AID AND MUNCIPAL AID.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT - COUNTY, DISTRICT AND STATE FAIRS AND FAIR CONSORTIUMS CONSTRUCTION,MAINTENANCE AND INFRASTRUCTURE APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2007-2009 BIENNIUM.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES - ARKANSAS CHILD ABUSE/RAPE/DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COMMISSION - STATEWIDE GRANTS TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTERS APPROPRIATION.
TO AMEND THE UTILITY FACILITY ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC PROTECTION ACT AND THE ARKANSAS MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC UTILITY INTERLOCAL COOPERATION ACT OF 2003.
TO PROVIDE A SALES AND USE TAX EXEMPTION FOR THE SALE OF USED TEXTBOOKS TO STUDENTS ENROLLED IN AN INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
TO ESTABLISH A HIGHER EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES GRANT PROGRAM TO PROVIDE NEED-BASED FINANCIAL AID FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES OR THEIR EQUIVALENT FROM LOW INCOME FAMILIES TO BE USED AT INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
AN ACT TO ENSURE BETTER UTILIZATION AND COORDINATION OF THE STATE S BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE RESOURCES DEVOTED TO SERVING CHILDREN, YOUTH AND THEIR FAMILIES.
TO ESTABLISH THE GOVERNOR S COMMISSION ON GLOBAL WARMING; TO DIRECT THE COMMISSION TO STUDY ISSUES RELATED TO GLOBAL WARMING; AND TO ESTABLISH A GLOBAL WARMING POLLUTANT REDUCTION GOAL AND COMPREHENSIVE STRATEGIC PLAN.
AN ACT TO ENSURE A RIGOROUS AND EFFICIENT CURRICULUM FOR ARKANSAS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS.
TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE NOTICE PROVIDED BY AN OPERATOR TO A SURFACE LANDOWNER.
TO REQUIRE ADDITIONAL NOTICE TO A SURFACE OWNER AND TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL REMEDIES TO A SURFACE OWNER FOR DAMAGE CAUSED BY AN OPERATOR.
ENCOURAGING STUDENTS AND FACULTY IN THE STATE S COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES TO PROMOTE INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION TO ENSURE THAT STUDENTS AND FUTURE LEADERS ARE PREPARED TO MEET THE CHALLENGES OF A GLOBAL SOCIETY.
AFFIRMING THE COMMITMENT OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS TO RECYCLING AS THE PRIMARY METHOD FOR WASTE MANAGEMENT, RESOURCE RECOVERY, AND PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT.
ENCOURAGING THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY TO ASSIST THE PEOPLE OF DUMAS, ARKANSAS.
RATIFYING THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION PROVIDING THAT EQUALITY OF RIGHTS UNDER THE LAW SHALL NOT BE DENIED OR ABRIDGED BY THE UNITED STATES OR ANY STATE ON ACCOUNT OF SEX.
CoSponsor for Senate
TO AMEND THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON FOOD AND FOOD INGREDIENTS.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE UAMS CANCER RESEARCH CENTER MATCHING FUND.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES SERVICES - HUMAN DEVELOPMENT CENTER GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO REVISE THE ARKANSAS BANKING CODE; TO PROVIDE PARITY BETWEEN THE STATE AND NATIONAL BANK APPLICATION PROCESS; AND TO REDUCE APPLICATION FEES.
ENCOURAGING THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME TO ADD THE BROWNS TO ITS MEMBERSHIP.
RECOGNIZING THE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS ON ITS ONE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY AND ITS OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP.

Committees

Committees
Vice Chair: JBC-CLAIMS