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Senator Ruth Whitaker (R)

P. O. Box 349, Cedarville, 72932

Senator Ruth Whitaker (R)
Phone: 479-474-0911
Phone:
District: 3
District:
3
Seniority: 6
Seniority:
6
Occupation: Community Activist
Occupation:
Community Activist
Church Affiliation: Presbyterian
Church Affiliation:
Presbyterian
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: Cedarville, AR City Alderman; Senate 2001,2003, 2005, 2007
Public Service:
Cedarville, AR City Alderman; Senate 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
AN ACT TO PROHIBIT COMPUTER-ASSISTED HUNTING VIA THE INTERNET FROM REMOTE LOCATIONS.
AN ACT TO EQUALIZE WINE LICENSING LAWS FOR NATIVE AND OUT-OF-STATE WINERIES AND TO CREATE A DIRECT WINE SHIPPER S PERMIT.
AN ACT TO CREATE A VINOUS BEVERAGE WHOLESALE PERMIT.
TO LIMIT THE SCOPE OF EMINENT DOMAIN POWER TO PROTECT PROPERTY OWNERS RIGHTS.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES - DEVELOPMENT ALONG SCENIC HIGHWAYS AND OTHER IMPROVEMENTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - CONTINUING EDUCATION DEPARTMENT GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS HERITAGE - HISTORIC PRESERVATION - RENOVATION AND IMPROVEMENTS TO HISTORIC BRIDGES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE GAME AND FISH COMMISSION - HUNTERS FEEDING THE HUNGRY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES - GRANTS TO VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS, SEARCH AND RESCUE AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN ENTITIES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - SUPPORT OF THE RIVERFRONT DEVELOPMENT PROJECT IN OZARK GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS HERITAGE - HISTORIC PRESERVATION - PRESERVATION OF VETERAN'S MEMORIAL PARK GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO AMEND INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION MOTOR VEHICLE PROVISIONS.
TO SUSPEND THE JOINT RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE SENATE TO EXTEND THE TIME FOR FILING APPROPRIATION BILLS.
REQUESTING THAT THE ARKANSAS CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION SUPPORT THE REPEAL OF THE REAL ID ACT OF 2005.
TO ADOPT THE RULES OF THE SENATE OF THE EIGHTY-SIXTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
Primary Sponsor for House
AN ACT TO PROHIBIT STATE AGENCIES FROM CONTRACTING WITH BUSINESSES THAT EMPLOY ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.
AN ACT CHANGING THE NAME OF ARKANSAS VALLEY TECHNICAL INSTITUTE OF ARKANSAS TECH UNIVERSITY TO ARKANSAS TECH UNIVERSITY OZARK CAMPUS.
TO INCREASE THE PENALTY CLASSIFICATION FOR THE OFFENSE OF DESTRUCTION OR REMOVAL OF A CEMETERY MARKER OR GRAVE MARKER.
TO INCREASE THE PENALTY CLASSIFICATION FOR DEFACING OBJECTS OF PUBLIC RESPECT UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - STATE ASSISTANCE TO THE CITY OF ALMA, ARKANSAS FOR AN EDUCATIONAL PARK AND WALKING TRAIL GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - CITY OF OZARK RIVERFRONT DEVELOPMENT GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE STATE MILITARY DEPARTMENT - FRANKLIN COUNTY NATIONAL GUARD ARMORY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - GRANTS AND STATE AID FOR PUBLIC LIBRARIES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - STEPPING STONE SCHOOL GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - STATE ASSISTANCE TO FIRE STATIONS IN CRAWFORD AND FRANKLIN COUNTIES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - STATE ASSISTANCE TO SENIOR CITIZENS CENTERS IN CRAWFORD AND FRANKLIN COUNTIES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - STATE SUPPORT TO THE FIRE DEPARTMENTS IN FRANKLIN COUNTY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
THE FREEDOM-TO-FARM ACT.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - STATE SUPPORT TO THE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS IN CRAWFORD AND WASHINGTON COUNTIES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - INFRASTRUCTURE REPAIR FOR BRIDGES IN FRANKLIN COUNTY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE STATE MILITARY DEPARTMENT - ARMORY MAINTENANCE AND OPERATING EXPENSES, RENOVATION AND CONSTRUCTION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - ARKANSAS STATE LIBRARY - ENHANCEMENT GRANTS FOR LIBRARIES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES SERVICES - GRANTS FOR COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES - COMMUNITY, CITY OR COUNTY ENHANCEMENT GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO ENCOURAGE A LANDOWNER TO MAKE LAND AND WATER AREAS AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC FOR RECREATIONAL USE AND TO LIMIT THE LIABILITY OF A LANDOWNER WHO ALLOWS THE PUBLIC TO USE THE LANOWNER'S PROPERTY FOR RECREATIONAL PURPOSES.
CoSponsor
TO EXPAND DRUG COURT PROGRAMS; TO CREATE A DIVISION OF DRUG COURT PROGRAMS WITHIN THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE COURTS; AND TO CREATE THE DRUG COURT ADVISORY COMMITTEE.
TO AMEND THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON FOOD AND FOOD INGREDIENTS.
AN ACT TO REMOVE THE DUTY TO RETREAT PRIOR TO THE USE OF DEADLY PHYSICAL FORCE UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE UAMS CANCER RESEARCH CENTER MATCHING FUND.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - FORT SMITH - PROPERTY ACQUISITION, NEW FACILITY DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
CONCERNING AGGRAVATED CRUELTY TO DOGS, CATS, AND HORSES.
"ARKANSAS INTERSTATE HIGHWAY FINANCING ACT OF 2007."
AN ACT CONCERNING ANNUAL LEAVE AND SICK LEAVE PAYMENTS FOR CERTAIN FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICE EMPLOYEES.
IN RESPECTFUL MEMORY OF JUDGE ELSIJANE TRIMBLE ROY AND IN RECOGNITION OF HER MANY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, THE STATE OF ARKANSAS, AND HER LOCAL COMMUNITY.
ENCOURAGING THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME TO ADD THE BROWNS TO ITS MEMBERSHIP.
COMMENDING MS. DEENA BURNETT FOR MAKING VITAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO CITIZENS IN ARKANSAS AND AROUND THE WORLD BY INSPIRING OTHERS TO BUILD A STRONG FOUNDATION OF CHARACTER, CONVICTION, AND COURAGE.
TO AUTHORIZE THE WIN ROCKEFELLER MEMORIAL SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE SENATE RULES COMMITTEE TO ACCEPT CONTRIBUTIONS AND COMMISSION A BUST IN HONOR OF THE LATE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR WINTHROP PAUL ROCKEFELLER.
HONORING THE DISTINGUISHED PUBLIC SERVICE OF SENATOR JACK CRITCHER.
COMMENDING SENATORS JIM HILL, JIM ARGUE, DAVE BISBEE, AND JACK CRITCHER ON THEIR YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE ARKANSAS GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
COMMENDING ARKANSAS FARMERS FOR THEIR VITAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SECURITY AND ECONOMIC WELL-BEING OF THE STATE AND THE NATION.
CoSponsor for House
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE ON TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY.
TO ALLOW MILITARY OFFICERS OF THE ARMED SERVICES TO RECEIVE THE SAME INCOME TAX EXEMPTION AS ENLISTED PERSONNEL OF THE ARMED SERVICES.
TO PROVIDE AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSES TO LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS PROVIDERS IN ACTIONS FOR CIVIL LIABILITY.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE INCOME TAX RELIEF FOR LOW INCOME TAXPAYERS.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL LAW.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM - MARSHAL MUSEUM GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO PROMOTE FREE TRADE AMONG IN-STATE AND OUT-OF-STATE SMALL WINERIES AND TO PROMOTE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND TOURISM IN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - CITIES AND COUNTIES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO FINANCE HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION AND TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL COUNTY AID AND MUNCIPAL AID.
TO AMEND ACTS 1202 AND 1753 OF 2007, REGULAR SESSION, THE EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION PROJECTS ACCOUNT OF THE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT FUND.
AN ACT TO PROTECT WOMEN WHO BREAST-FEED CHILDREN AND TO CREATE A CAUSE OF ACTION TO PREVENT INTERFERENCE WITH THE BREASTFEEDING OF A CHILD.
IN RESPECTFUL MEMORY OF MS. POLLY ANN WOOD CREWS AND IN RECOGNITION OF HER MANY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AND HER LOCAL COMMUNITY.
COMMENDING JUDGE JOHN S. PATTERSON UPON HIS RETIREMENT FROM THE BENCH FOR HIS LONG AND DISTINGUISHED SERVICE TO FRANKLIN, JOHNSON, AND POPE COUNTIES.

Committees

Committees