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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: 22
District:
22
Seniority: 41
Seniority:
41
Occupation: Engineer and Forester
Occupation:
Engineer and Forester
Church Affiliation: Southern Baptist
Church Affiliation:
Southern Baptist
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: Fountain Lake School Board; House in 2011, Minority Leader 2012, Majority Leader 2013
Public Service:
Fountain Lake School Board; House in 2011, Minority Leader 2012, Majority Leader 2013


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO LIMIT THE INCREASE IN GENERAL REVENUE EXPENDITURES FROM YEAR TO YEAR; AND TO CREATE A NEXUS BETWEEN THE AMOUNT OF GENERAL REVENUE EXPENDITURES AND THE GROWTH OF THE STATE DISPOSABLE PERSONAL INCOME.
TO AMEND THE LAWS REGARDING THE USE OF THE MONEY IN THE SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT AND RECYCLING FUND; AND TO ELIMINATE THE GRANT PROGRAM UNDER THE SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT AND RECYCLING FUND ACT.
TO REGULATE PROGRAM INTEGRITY, INVESTIGATION, OVERSIGHT, AND AUDIT FUNCTIONS OF THE STATE AS THEY RELATE TO THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS MEDICAL ASSISTANCE FRAUD PREVENTION PROGRAM AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE ADOPTION OF A MEDICAL ASSISTANCE FRAUD PREVENTION PROGRAM.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE LOCAL CONTROL OVER FLUORIDE LEVELS IN WATER SYSTEMS.
TO REQUIRE SPECIFIC ASSESSMENTS TO BE SUCCESSFULLY PASSED IN ORDER TO OBTAIN AN ELEMENTARY-LEVEL GENERAL TEACHING LICENSE OR ELEMENTARY-LEVEL SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHING LICENSE.
TO ALLOW FOR REDUCTION OF REGULATION BY CITIES IN UNINCORPORATED AREAS OF COUNTIES.
TO ESTABLISH THE SCHOOL BUS COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS CONVERSION AND ASSISTANCE LOAN PROGRAM.
TO MAKE PARTICIPATION IN THE TEACHER EXCELLENCE AND SUPPORT SYSTEM OPTIONAL.
CONCERNING LOBBYING BY EMPLOYEES OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT.
TO ALLOW DIPLOMAS TO BE GRANTED TO STUDENTS WHO COMPLETE HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION THROUGH AN ONLINE EDUCATION PROVIDER.
PERTAINING TO THE DIVISION OF COUNTY OPERATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES.
REGARDING THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES.
TO CREATE THE HEALTHCARE REFORM ACT OF 2013; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO CREATE THE ACCESS TO CARE ACT.
TO ESTABLISH THE OFFICE OF THE MEDICAID INSPECTOR GENERAL; AND TO DEVELOP AND TEST NEW METHODS OF MEDICAID CLAIMS AND UTILIZATION REVIEW.
TO CREATE A LIMITED EXEMPTION FROM THE INCOME TAX FOR SERVICE PAY AND ALLOWANCES OF FOREIGN SERVICE PERSONNEL.
TO ALLOW THE STATE OF ARKANSAS TO ENGAGE IN A STUDY WITH NEIGHBORING STATES TO EXPLORE THE POSSIBILITY OF ESTABLISHING INTERSTATE INSURANCE COMMERCE.
TO CREATE AN EXEMPTION FROM SALES AND USE TAX FOR CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS PURCHASED WITH PUBLICLY FUNDED BONDS AND USED FOR PUBLIC ROAD CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS.
TO ESTABLISH THE OFFICE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES INSPECTOR GENERAL.
TO ENCOURAGE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT RELATING TO TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH; AND TO PROMOTE AND ENCOURAGE TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT.
HONORING TAYLOR WILSON OF TEXARKANA, ARKANSAS, FOR HIS ACHIEVEMENTS IN NUCLEAR PHYSICS.
Primary Sponsor for Senate
TO REGULATE PROGRAM INTEGRITY, INVESTIGATION, OVERSIGHT, AND AUDIT FUNCTIONS OF THE STATE AS THEY RELATE TO THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS MEDICAL ASSISTANCE FRAUD PREVENTION PROGRAM AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE ADOPTION OF A MEDICAL ASSISTANCE FRAUD PREVENTION PROGRAM.
TO AMEND THE PROCUREMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR NONVISUAL ACCESS TECHNOLOGY; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
CONCERNING THE SALE OF EVENT TICKETS.
TO ESTABLISH THE OFFICE OF THE MEDICAID INSPECTOR GENERAL AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION CONCERNING CLAIMS AND COURT PROCEDURES.
CoSponsor
AN ACT TO CREATE THE PAIN-CAPABLE UNBORN CHILD PROTECTION ACT AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO CREATE THE STATE PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL COMMISSION.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW TO PERMIT A REWARD TO A STATE EMPLOYEE WHEN A COMMUNICATION UNDER THE ARKANSAS WHISTLE-BLOWER ACT RESULTS IN A SAVINGS OF STATE FUNDS.
TO REPEAL THE ARKANSAS PREVAILING WAGE LAW AND TO PROVIDE FLEXIBILITY TO CITIES AND COUNTIES FOR CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS.
AN ACT TO CLARIFY THE ROLE OF PHARMACISTS WITH REGARD TO AND TO IMPROVE THE PROCESS FOR IDENTIFYING PURCHASERS OF EPHEDRINE, PSEUDOEPHEDRINE, OR PHENYLPROPANOLAMINE.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE USE OF PUBLIC FUNDS TO SUPPORT OR OPPOSE BALLOT MEASURES.
TO REDUCE THE SALES AND USE TAX ON NATURAL GAS AND ELECTRICITY USED BY MANUFACTURERS AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
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 ALLOW CERTAIN NONRESIDENTIAL BUSINESS CONSUMERS TO OPT OUT OF UTILITY-SPONSORED ENERGY CONSERVATION PROGRAMS AND MEASURES AND DIRECT THEIR OWN ENERGY CONSERVATION PROGRAMS AND MEASURES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO REQUIRE A PRIVATE CLUB PERMIT APPLICANT IN A DRY TERRITORY TO OBTAIN THE APPROVAL OF THE CITY OR COUNTY GOVERNING BODY.
TO DEDICATE SALES AND USE TAX REVENUE FROM THE SALES OF NEW AND USED VEHICLES IN PART FOR ROADWAY MAINTENANCE, CONSTRUCTION, AND RECONSTRUCTION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO CREATE THE MEDICAID PRIMARY CARE CASE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM SHARED-SAVINGS PILOT PROGRAM.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF COUNTY OPERATIONS - HOMELESS SHELTER GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH - BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - CITIES AND COUNTIES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION - CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE, EQUIPMENT AND LIBRARY RESOURCES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM - COMMUNITY GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS HERITAGE - HISTORIC PRESERVATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2013-2014 FISCAL YEAR.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES - COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION GRANTS AND ASSISTANCE 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.
AN ACT FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION 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 HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AUTHORITY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF COMMUNITY SERVICE AND NONPROFIT SUPPORT - NON-PROFIT SUPPORT GRANT GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - ARKANSAS STATE LIBRARY - BOOKS FOR ARKANSAS STUDENTS' EDUCATION 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 EDUCATION - ARKANSAS STATE LIBRARY - GRANTS 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 UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES - GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO AMEND THE LAWS PERTAINING TO THE PROMULGATION OF WATER QUALITY STANDARDS; TO IMPROVE THE PROCESS FOR DEVELOPING AND IMPLEMENTING WATER QUALITY STANDARDS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO ASSIST NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS; AND TO ALLOW NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS TO PURCHASE SURPLUS PUBLIC COMMODITIES.
TO AMEND THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION AND REQUIRE THE ELECTION OF STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBERS.
TO ENCOURAGE THE PRESERVATION OF RIGHTS GUARANTEED BY THE SECOND AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS.
CoSponsor for Senate
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS HUMAN HEARTBEAT PROTECTION ACT; TO PROTECT UNBORN CHILDREN.
AN ACT TO REQUIRE THAT A VOTER PROVIDE PROOF OF IDENTITY WHEN VOTING AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A VOTER IDENTIFICATION CARD.
TO FACILITATE AND ENCOURAGE CHARITABLE DONATIONS; AND TO EXEMPT FROM THE SALES AND USE TAX SELLERS' DONATIONS OF TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY TO CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS OR FOR CHARITABLE CAUSES.
CONCERNING FUNDING FOR COURTS AND COURT-RELATED SERVICES; TO AMEND THE ASSESSMENT, COLLECTION, AND REMITTANCE OF FUNDING FOR THE STATE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE FUND; TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO RE-CREATE THE STATE BOARD OF COSMETOLOGY; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO BE KNOWN AS THE CHURCH PROTECTION ACT OF 2013; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO PROVIDE K-12 SCHOLARSHIPS TO ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS BY PROVIDING A TAX CREDIT FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO NONPROFIT SCHOLARSHIP-FUNDING ORGANIZATIONS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO REQUIRE THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT TO STUDY THE BENEFITS OF ENTERING INTO AGRICULTURAL EXCHANGES WITH OTHER COUNTRIES; AND TO REQUIRE THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT TO REPORT TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

Committees

Committees