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Representative Tommy Lee Baker (D)

P. O. Box 361, Osceola, 72370

Representative Tommy Lee Baker (D)
Phone: 870-563-8277
Phone:
District: 55
District:
55
Seniority: 78
Seniority:
78
Occupation: Financial Services
Occupation:
Financial Services
Church Affiliation: Bethlehem Baptist
Church Affiliation:
Bethlehem Baptist
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: Alderman, Osceola City Council; First Term in House 2007
Public Service:
Alderman, Osceola City Council; First Term in House 2007


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN CITY ALDERMEN SHALL BE MEMBERS OF THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM AND TO ALLOW PURCHASED CREDITED SERVICE FOR CERTAIN SERVICE OF CITY ALDERMEN.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 8-6-412 TO GIVE CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS THE POWER TO ENFORCE LAWS GOVERNING DISCARDED ITEMS ON PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PROPERTY.
AN ACT TO ALLOW FOR A SPECIAL CENSUS AT THE EXPENSE OF A CITY OR TOWN.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 27-50- 1205 TO GIVE CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS THE POWER TO TAG VEHICLES.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 14-43-506 TO APPLY TO A CITY CLERK, CITY CLERK-TREASURER, OR CITY TREASURER, AS THE CASE MAY BE, IN ORDER TO LESSEN THE LIKELIHOOD OF DUPLICATION AND CONFUSION.
TO PERMIT A DISTRICT JUDGE ENROLLED AS A CONTRIBUTORY MEMBER IN THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM TO RECEIVE CREDIT AS A CONTRIBUTORY MEMBER FOR NONCONTRIBUTORY SERVICE AS A DEPUTY PROSECUTING ATTORNEY.
AN ACT CONCERNING THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - TO UPGRADE THE RAIL SYSTEM IN BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS HERITAGE - RENOVATION AND IMPROVEMENTS TO THE NORTH AND SOUTH MISSISSIPPI COUNTY COURTHOUSES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT - STATE AID GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES - GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES - GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS HERITAGE - HISTORIC PRESERVATION - STATE AID GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM - GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - ARKANSAS STATE LIBRARY - GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS NORTHEASTERN COLLEGE - MAINTENANCE AND OPERATING EXPENSES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - THE PROGRESSIVE LIFE CENTER, INC. MENTORING PROGRAM FOR YOUTH GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
CONCERNING THE PREVENTION OF HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS (HIV), TO REDUCE THE SPREAD OF HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS (HIV) TO CHILDREN AND TO REQUIRE A BLOOD TEST PRIOR TO THE ISSUANCE OF MARRIAGE LICENSE.
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE NURSES TO PRONOUNCE DEATH FOR RESIDENTS OF LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES.
Primary Sponsor for Senate
COMMENDING ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC. FOR ONE HUNDRED (100) YEARS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE.
CoSponsor
AN ACT TO PROHIBIT AN AWARD OF CHILD CUSTODY OR VISITATION TO A SEX OFFENDER EXCEPT UNDER LIMITED CIRCUMSTANCES.
AN ACT TO PROTECT SHOPPERS FROM EXPOSURE TO GERMS, VIRUSES, BACTERIA, AND OTHER CONTAMINANTS.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE VISITATION RIGHTS TO STEP-GRANDPARENTS AND FORMER STEP-GRANDPARENTS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 12-9-110 TO ALLOW MUNICIPAL POLICE DEPARTMENT PERSONNEL TO ISSUE CITATIONS AT AN ACCIDENT SCENE.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 14-44- 116 TO ADD TREASURER AND RECORDER-TREASURER TO CLARIFY THE PROCEDURE FOR FILLING A VACANCY IN THE OFFICE IN A CITY OF THE SECOND CLASS.
AN ACT TO REPEAL ARKANSAS CODE 14-54-1303.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 14-38- 101 TO REMOVE REFERENCES TO MAN-MADE STRUCTURES AND TO CLARIFY THE MEANING OF NATURAL BARRIER.
TO ALLOW MILITARY OFFICERS OF THE ARMED SERVICES TO RECEIVE THE SAME INCOME TAX EXEMPTION AS ENLISTED PERSONNEL OF THE ARMED SERVICES.
TO EXEMPT DYED DISTILLATE SPECIAL FUEL FROM SALES AND USE TAX; TO IMPOSE A GALLONAGE TAX ON DYED DISTILLATE SPECIAL FUEL; TO EXCLUDE BIODIESEL FUEL FROM THE GALLONAGE TAX AND THE SALES AND USE TAX.
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 CLARIFY THAT CIVIL IMMUNITY IS EXTENDED TO DENTISTS AND OTHER HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS WHO RENDER VOULUNTARY HEALTH CARE SERVICES AT FREE OR LOW-COST HEALTH CARE CLINICS.
TO PROVIDE AN INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR LOW-INCOME TAXPAYERS IN ORDER TO PROVIDE GROCERY TAX RELIEF.
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 ON UTILITIES THAT ARE USED BY QUALIFYING AGRICULTURAL STRUCTURES AND QUALIFYING AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE, AND AQUACULTURE EQUIPMENT.
TO REDUCE THE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON NATURAL GAS AND ELECTRICITY USED OR CONSUMED IN MANUFACTURING IN THIS STATE.
TO MODIFY THE REQUIREMENTS FOR FILING INSTRUMENTS WITH A COUNTY RECORDER.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE INCOME TAX RELIEF FOR LOW INCOME TAXPAYERS.
TO AMEND THE FILING PERIOD FOR INDEPENDENT CANDIDATES FOR MUNICIPAL OFFICE TO MAKE THE FILING PERIOD CONSISTENT WITH ARKANSAS CODE 7-7-103.
TO REQUIRE LANDFILLS TO OFFER STYROFOAM RECYCLING.
CONCERNING THE SALE AND USE OF ROTATING, FLASHING, OR OSCILLATING BLUE LIGHTS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT PURPOSES.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL LAW.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT PINE BLUFF - AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH AND EXTENSION PROGRAM - GENERAL IMPROVEMENT.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE MOBILE LEARNING COMMISSION.
TO LIMIT THE LOCATION OF ADULT-ORIENTED BUSINESSES IN PROXIMITY TO LOCATIONS FREQUENTED BY CHILDREN.
TO CREATE A CRIMINAL OFFENSE PROHIBITING SEX OFFENDERS FROM LIVING NEAR VICTIMS OR CONTACTING VICTIMS AND TO AMEND VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION ACT OF 1997.
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 FOR THE ARKANSAS NORTHEASTERN COLLEGE - CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATION, MAINTENANCE AND OPERATING EXPENSES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO DEVELOP GUIDELINES FOR ENDORSED CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT COURSES THAT MAY BE TAUGHT ALONG WITH ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES IN HIGH SCHOOLS AND TO REPEAL THE CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT COURSE APPROVAL PANEL.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE EDUCATION - SMALL MINORITY CONTRACTORS SURETY BONDING AND MENTOR PROTEGEE TRAINING PILOT PROGRAM GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF AGING AND ADULT SERVICES - STATEWIDE GRANTS FOR 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 UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES - ARKANSAS CHILD ABUSE/RAPE/DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COMMISSION - STATEWIDE GRANTS TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTERS APPROPRIATION.
TO CREATE A GRANDPARENT PREVENTIVE CARE SUBSIDY PROGRAM IN THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
TO PERMIT PLACING A SECURITY FREEZE ON A PERSON'S CONSUMER REPORT, TO PROVIDE PROCEDURES FOR THE PLACEMENT AND REMOVAL OF THE SECURITY FREEZE, AND TO PROVIDE NOTICE OF THE RIGHT TO OBTAIN A SECURITY FREEZE.
TO AMEND THE UTILITY FACILITY ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC PROTECTION ACT AND THE ARKANSAS MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC UTILITY INTERLOCAL COOPERATION ACT OF 2003.
AN ACT TO REPEAL ARKANSAS LAW THAT ALLOWS ISSUING COMMERCIAL DRIVER LICENSES TO RESIDENTS OF FOREIGN COUNTRIES.
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 PROHIBIT THE POSSESSION, SALE, OR USE OF BOTTLE ROCKETS.
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 REESTABLISH FAIRNESS, TRANSPARENCY, AND COMPETITION IN THE BIDDING PRACTICES FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF PUBLICLY FUNDED BUILDINGS, INFRASTRUCTURE, AND FACILITIES.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE COMMISSION ON CLOSING THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP IN ARKANSAS TO PROVIDE TRAINING FOR COMMISSION MEMBERS.
AN ACT TO CREATE AN ARKANSAS HIV-AIDS MINORITY TASKFORCE AND TO COORDINATE STATEWIDE EFFORTS TO COMBAT THE DEBILITATING EFFECTS OF HIV-AIDS ON MINORITY ARKANSANS.
THE INCOME TAX PLEDGE ACT 0F 2007.
TO PERMIT PLACING A SECURITY FREEZE ON A PERSON'S CONSUMER REPORT, TO PROVIDE PROCEDURES FOR THE PLACEMENT AND REMOVAL OF THE SECURITY FREEZE, AND TO PROVIDE NOTICE OF THE RIGHT TO OBTAIN A SECURITY FREEZE.
IN RESPECTFUL MEMORY OF MR. JOHN A. EASON AND IN RECOGNITION OF HIS CONTRIBUTION TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
ENCOURAGING THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY TO ASSIST THE PEOPLE OF DUMAS, ARKANSAS.
TO COMMEMORATE DAISY GATSON BATES ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2007.
TO AMEND THE RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE EIGHTY-SIXTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
CoSponsor for Senate
TO AMEND THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON FOOD AND FOOD INGREDIENTS.
AN ACT TO MAKE NURSING HOME STAFF POSTING AND RECORD-KEEPING CONSISTENT WITH FEDERAL LAW.
TO AMEND SECTIONS OF THE JOINT MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC POWER GENERATION ACT.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS NORTHEASTERN COLLEGE - TECHNOLOGY UPGRADE AND BURDETTE CENTER RENOVATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO GRANT CITIES AND TOWNS ADDITIONAL TOOLS TO DEAL WITH CRIMINAL, NUISANCE, AND VACANT PROPERTIES.
AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS STATUTES PERTAINING TO TAX DELINQUENT PROPERTY.
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE COMMISSIONER OF STATE LANDS TO NEGOTIATE SALES NO SOONER THAN THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE FIRST ATTEMPT TO SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 26-37- 203 AND 26-37-209 TO MODIFY THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR CHALLENGING CONVEYANCES BY THE COMMISSIONER OF STATE LANDS.
THE ARKANSAS LAND BANK ACT.
AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS QUIET TITLE STATUTES; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE UAMS CANCER RESEARCH CENTER MATCHING FUND.
AN ACT FOR VARIOUS INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION FOR ARKANSAS DELTA TRAINING AND EDUCATION CONSORTIUM GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATIONS.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES - TRUCKING, TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS FIELDS TUITION FORGIVENESS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE INCENTIVES FOR TEACHER RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION AND TO EQUALIZE TEACHER SALARIES IN HIGH-PRIORITY SCHOOL DISTRICTS WITH SURROUNDING HIGHER PAYING SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
IN RESPECTFUL MEMORY OF DR. JERRY DONAL JEWELL AND IN RECOGNITION OF HIS MANY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AND HIS LOCAL COMMUNITY.
IN RESPECTFUL MEMORY OF HENRY WILKINS III AND IN RECOGNITION OF HIS MANY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AND HIS LOCAL COMMUNITY.
ENCOURAGING THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME TO ADD THE BROWNS TO ITS MEMBERSHIP.

Committees

Committees