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Representative Bruce Westerman (R)

P. O. Box 1399, Hot Springs, 71902

Representative Bruce Westerman (R)
Phone: 501-321-2276
Phone:
District: 30
District:
30
Seniority: 73
Seniority:
73
Occupation: Engineer and Forester
Occupation:
Engineer and Forester
Church Affiliation: Southern Baptist
Church Affiliation:
Southern Baptist
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: House 2011, Minority Leader 2012
Public Service:
House 2011, Minority Leader 2012


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO PROMOTE ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATION.
TO INCREASE THE PROBATIONARY PERIOD OF POLICE OFFICERS SELECTED FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE POLICE.
TO PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND DOMESTIC JOB GROWTH; AND TO CREATE AN EXEMPTION FROM SALES AND USE TAX FOR CERTAIN CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS USED FOR PUBLIC CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS.
AN ACT FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION - ARKANSAS RETIREMENT COMMUNITY PROGRAM GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2011-2012 FISCAL YEAR.
TO ESTABLISH LIABILITY PROTECTION FOR AGRITOURISM.
TO CREATE AN EXEMPTION FROM SALES AND USE TAX FOR CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS PAID FOR WITH PUBLIC FUNDS AND USED FOR PUBLIC ROAD CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS.
CREATE AN EXEMPTION FROM SALES AND USE TAX FOR CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS PAID FOR WITH PUBLICLY FUNDED BONDS AND USED FOR PUBLIC ROAD CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES - FIRE PROTECTION GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF AGING AND ADULT SERVICES - SENIOR CITIZEN CENTER AND AREA AGENCIES ON AGING GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION - GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
CONCERNING LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT TAXES.
TO PROTECT LANDOWNERS’ PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS AND TO REGULATE A MUNICIPALITY'S EXERCISE OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT JURISDICTION, POLICIES, AND PROCEDURES.
AN ACT TO PROHIBIT ABORTIONS IN STATE-OWNED HEALTHCARE FACILITIES.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS RETIREMENT COMMUNITY PROGRAM ACT.
CONCERNING EXPENSES FOR SCHOOL DISTRICT ELECTIONS.
CoSponsor
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS CAPITAL GAINS REDUCTION ACT OF 2011.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING SALES OF REAL PROPERTY UNDER JUDICIAL DECREES AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
TO DEFINE TERMINATE AS THAT TERM APPLIES TO ELIGIBILITY FOR RETIREMENT UNDER THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY AND TO RESTRICT THE AMOUNT OF RETIREMENT CREDIT SERVICE EARNED BY A LOCAL ELECTED PUBLIC OFFICIAL.
TO DECREASE THE SALES AND USE TAX ON NATURAL GAS AND ELECTRICITY USED BY MANUFACTURERS AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INCOME TAX RELIEF TO HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD TAXPAYERS WITH TWO (2) OR MORE DEPENDENTS.
THE ATHLETE AGENT REFORM ACT OF 2011.
AN ACT TO CLARIFY THE DEFINITION OF A QUALIFYING DIAGNOSIS THAT ESTABLISHES CATEGORICAL ELIGIBILITY FOR DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY SERVICES.
TO AMEND SEVERAL PROVISIONS OF THE LAW CONCERNING MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
CONCERNING VISITATION RIGHTS WITH A MINOR CHILD FOR A PARENT LISTED ON THE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY.
TO CREATE A SALES TAX HOLIDAY FOR CLOTHING, CLOTHING ACCESSORIES OR EQUIPMENT, SCHOOL SUPPLIES, SCHOOL ART SUPPLIES, AND SCHOOL INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIAL
ACT TO CREATE AN ALTERNATIVE PROCEDURE TO OBTAIN TITLE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE WHERE THERE IS A TOTAL LOSS SETTLEMENT.
AN ACT TO REMOVE THE INTEREST RATE LIMITATION FOR BONDS ISSUED UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF AMENDMENT NO. 62 TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO ALLOW A SCHOOL DISTRICT TO KEEP ANY EXCESS UNIFORM RATE OF TAX COLLECTION REVENUES THAT REMAIN AFTER FULLY FUNDING STUDENT FOUNDATION FUNDING FOR THE SCHOOL DISTRICT FROM THE UNIFORM RATE OF TAX COLLECTION.
AN ACT TO ELIMINATE A GROWING EPIDEMIC IN THE PURCHASE OF PSEUDOEPHEDRINE AND SIMILAR DRUGS.
THE ARKANSAS CARBON DIOXIDE STORAGE ACT.
TO ALLOW TRAINED AND LICENSED STAFF AND FACULTY TO CARRY A CONCEALED HANDGUN ON A UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE, OR COMMUNITY COLLEGE CAMPUS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
TO CONFORM THE SALVAGE AUCTION BUYER'S IDENTIFICATION CARD LAW TO THE COMMERCE CLAUSE OF ARTICLE 1, § 8 OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION.
AN ACT FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AUTHORITY 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 DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM - COMMUNITY GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - ARKANSAS HUNGER RELIEF ALLIANCE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - GRANTS TO FIRE DEPARTMENTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT - LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY CAMP COUCHDALE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF COUNTY OPERATIONS - HOMELESS SHELTER GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION - CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF SENIOR CITIZEN CENTERS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION - CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE, EQUIPMENT AND LIBRARY RESOURCES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE STATE ATHLETIC COMMISSION - BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT- LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY - FAIR GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES - - GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
REGARDING TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO FIREARMS STATUTES.
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 CREATE A LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM FOR OUT-OF-STATE VETERINARY MEDICAL EDUCATION AT THE MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE AND TO PROVIDE LOAN FORGIVENESS FOR VETERINARIANS IN SOME CIRCUMSTANCES.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE PAIN-CAPABLE UNBORN CHILD PROTECTION ACT AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE UTILITY FACILITY ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC PROTECTION ACT; TO CLARIFY REQUIREMENTS FOR MAJOR UTILITY FACILITIES; TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY; AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS.
TO AUTHORIZE THE CREATION OF REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIPS; TO REGULATE REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIPS; AND TO REGULATE THE FUNDING OF REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIPS.
AN ACT TO EXTEND THE TIME FOR EMPLOYERS TO RESPOND TO APPLICATIONS FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS AND TO PROVIDE FOR ONLINE NOTICE OF APPLICATIONS FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS.
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 PROMOTE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WITHIN THE STATE AND TO PROTECT THOSE BUSINESSES, COMPANIES, AND MANUFACTURERS THAT ARE CURRENTLY COMPLYING WITH STATUTORY AND REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS AND TO PROHIBIT FRIVOLOUS LAWSUITS.
AN ACT TO ENHANCE THE PUBLIC INTEGRITY OF CERTAIN REGULATORY AGENCIES.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE USE OF PUBLIC FUNDS TO SUPPORT OR OPPOSE BALLOT MEASURES.
RECOGNIZING NATIONAL FFA WEEK.
CLAIMING STATES' RIGHTS UNDER THE TENTH AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES.
AN ACT TO PROHIBIT HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE POLICIES FROM OFFERING COVERAGE FOR ABORTIONS EXCEPT THROUGH A SEPARATE RIDER.
TO AMEND SEVERAL PROVISIONS OF THE LAW CONCERNING MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
TO AMEND THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON FOOD AND FOOD INGREDIENTS AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO REGULATE THE ISSUANCE OF CLOSING PROTECTION LETTERS.
TO REVISE THE REAL ESTATE LICENSEE LIEN ACT.
REGARDING SUBSTANCES IN SCHEDULE I AND SCHEDULE VI AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
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 AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING TOBACCO TREATMENT, PREVENTION, AND CESSATION.
TO PROTECT RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES GRANTED UNDER THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION AND THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION.
THE TAXPAYERS' PROTECTION AMENDMENT.

Committees

Committees
Alternate: ENERGY - JOINT