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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: 2
Seniority:
2
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, 2009
Public Service:
Cedarville, AR City Alderman; Senate 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
AN ACT TO IMPROVE RETAIL SALES OPPORTUNITIES FOR ARKANSAS SMALL FARM WINERIES.
TO IMPROVE MOTORCYCLE SAFETY BY REQUIRING TRAINING AND TESTING MATERIALS PREPARED BY THE MOTORCYCLE SAFETY FOUNDATION.
TO REPEAL ARKANSAS CODE §§ 15-59-101 - 15-59-115.
TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION MAY ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH THE OLD STATE HOUSE COMMISSION TO PRODUCE OR MANUFACTURE ITEMS UTILIZING INMATE LABOR.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS STATE POLICE - WINTHROP PAUL ROCKEFELLER ARKANSAS STATE POLICE HALL OF HONOR GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION - GENERAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES - GENERAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE GAME AND FISH COMMISSION - GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES - OPERATING EXPENSES APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2009-2010 FISCAL YEAR.
TO PROVIDE EXPANDED OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE OPERATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES.
TO PROVIDE EXPANDED OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE OPERATIONS OF THE ARKANSAS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION.
TO CORRECT REFERENCES TO BIENNIEL SESSIONS IN THE ARKANSAS CODE TO CONFORM TO ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION, AMENDMENT 86.
TO PROVIDE FOR THE EFFICIENT ADMINISTRATION OF ALL PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS WITHIN THE SAME COUNTY.
TO AMEND THE JOINT RULES TO ESTABLISH DEADLINES FOR THE INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS DURING A FISCAL SESSION AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE PREFILING OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS BEFORE A FISCAL SESSION.
TO PROVIDE FOR AN EXTENSION OF THE REGULAR SESSION OF THE EIGHTY-SEVENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND TO PROVIDE FOR A RECESS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
TO ADOPT THE RULES OF THE SENATE OF THE EIGHTY-SEVENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
RECOGNIZING AND HONORING TEAMS OF THE ARKANSAS NATIONAL ARCHERY IN THE SCHOOLS PROGRAM THAT HAVE QUALIFIED TO REPRESENT THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AT THE NATIONAL ARCHERY IN THE SCHOOLS PROGRAM TOURNAMENT.
Primary Sponsor for House
TO REQUIRE THAT A MAJORITY OF THE MEMBERS OF THE OIL AND GAS COMMISSION BE EXPERIENCED IN THE DEVELOPMENT, PRODUCTION, AND TRANSPORTATION OF OIL AND GAS.
THE FREEDOM TO FARM ACT.
TO ALLOW THE SPOUSE OF AN ARKANSAS STATE POLICE OFFICER TO PURCHASE THE OFFICER'S SERVICE SHOTGUN.
CoSponsor
AN ACT TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS FOSTER YOUTH TRANSITIONAL PLAN.
TO INCREASE THE FEE FOR THE MONTHLY FERTILIZER TONNAGE REPORTS AND TO CLARIFY THAT THE FEES ARE TO BE DEPOSITED IN THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS, DIVISION OF AGRICULTURE, SOIL TESTING AND RESEARCH FUND.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - FORT SMITH - BOREHAM LIBRARY FACILITY UPGRADE, RENOVATION AND EXPANSION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT REGARDING STATE FUNDED PHARMACY BENEFIT PLANS.
TO CREATE A NEW CIRCUIT JUDGESHIP IN THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT.
AN ACT CONCERNING AGGRAVATED CRUELTY TO DOGS, CATS, AND HORSES AND RELATED OFFENSES AND CONCERNING ANIMAL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES.
TO ALLOW THE ISSUANCE OF A REGULAR LICENSE PLATE TO A PERSON WHO QUALIFIES FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A MILITARY SERVICE OR VETERANS SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE AT THE SAME FEE REQUIRED FOR THE SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE.
CONCERNING THE MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. COMMISSION.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING TOBACCO TREATMENT, PREVENTION, AND CESSATION.
THE COLORECTAL CANCER PREVENTION, EARLY DETECTION, AND TREATMENT ACT OF 2009.
TO RECOGNIZE FEBRUARY 6 AS "RONALD REAGAN DAY".
WELCOMING THE RETURN OF FORMER PRESIDENT WILLIAM JEFFERSON CLINTON AND HONORING HIS EXTENSIVE PUBLIC SERVICE AND ACHIEVEMENTS AS GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AND PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
CoSponsor for House
TO CREATE AND FUND THE TRAUMA SYSTEM TRUST FUND.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING SCRAP METAL DEALERS.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - FORT SMITH - PROPERTY ACQUISITION, NEW FACILITY DESIGN, LIBRARY CONSTRUCTION AND PARKING GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION
THE FAIR DISCLOSURE TO EMPLOYERS, INSURANCE COMPANIES, AND OTHERS OF PAYMENTS FOR PHARMACISTS' SERVICES ACT.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO REQUIRE THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION TO PERMIT STORM COST RESERVE ACCOUNTING FOR ELECTRIC PUBLIC UTILITIES WHEN REQUESTED.
TO REPEAL THE SUNSETTED MOTION PICTURE INCENTIVE ACT OF 1997 AND TO ESTABLISH THE DIGITAL PRODUCT AND MOTION PICTURE INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 2009.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A POST-DOCTORAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING GRANT PROGRAM.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS RISK CAPITAL MATCHING FUND ACT OF 2007.

Committees

Committees