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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: 1
Seniority:
1
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
Biography: Ruth Whitaker.pdf
Biography:


Bill Title Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
SB205 TO AUTHORIZE THE CREATION OF A PARAMEDIC TRAINING PROGRAM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT FORT SMITH. History
SB3 CONCERNING EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS AT CERTAIN PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS THAT REQUIRE EFFECTIVE ORAL COMMUNICATION IN ENGLISH. History
SB317
Act 571
JESSE'S LAW: TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF BOAT DOCKS AND MARINAS BY ESTABLISHING MINIMUM ELECTRICAL STANDARDS AND SIGNAGE REQUIREMENTS. History
SB734 TO ESTABLISH COUNTYWIDE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION. History
SB877 TO AMEND THE LAW UNDER TITLE 27 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE USE, OPERATION, AND EQUIPMENT OF VESSELS ON WATERWAYS AND BODIES OF WATER TO ENSURE PUBLIC SAFETY. History
SB878 TO ESTABLISH THE QUALIFICATIONS OF PUBLIC SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS. History
SB947 AN ACT REGARDING POSITIONS THAT REQUIRE EFFECTIVE ORAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS IN ENGLISH FOR EMPLOYMENT AT CERTAIN PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS. History
SCR2 PROVIDING THAT THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE EIGHTY-EIGHTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL RECESS ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2011, AND RECONVENE ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2011. History
SCR4 TO ADOPT THE JOINT RULES OF THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE EIGHTY-EIGHTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY. History
SR5 TO HONOR THE LIFE AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN AND TO DECLARE FEBRUARY 6, 2011, “RONALD REAGAN DAY”. History
SR9 TO ADOPT THE RULES OF THE SENATE OF THE EIGHTY-EIGHTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY. History
CoSponsor
HB1433
Act 739
TO ESTABLISH PERFORMANCE RATINGS FOR EDUCATION SERVICE COOPERATIVES. History
HB1450 THE ARKANSAS CARBON DIOXIDE STORAGE ACT. History
HB1572 TO AMEND AMENDMENT 89 OF THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION CONCERNING THE INTEREST RATE LIMIT ON LOAN CONTRACTS PURSUANT TO SECTION 11 OF AMENDMENT 89 TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. History
HB1728 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. History
HB1895
Act 910
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. History
HB2048
Act 706
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS ACCELERATION FUND WITHIN THE ARKANSAS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AUTHORITY AND TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS ACCELERATION FUND COMMITTEE. History
HCR1005 TO ADOPT THE JOINT RULES OF THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE EIGHTY-EIGHTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY. History
HR1006 TO RECOGNIZE AND COMMEMORATE THE 100TH YEAR OF THE OCCUPANCY OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CHAMBER. History
SB113 AN ACT TO PROHIBIT HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE POLICIES FROM OFFERING COVERAGE FOR ABORTIONS EXCEPT THROUGH A SEPARATE RIDER. History
SB157 AN ACT TO REQUIRE THAT APPLICANTS FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS TEST NEGATIVE FOR ILLEGAL DRUG USE. History
SB194
Act 48
TO AMEND SEVERAL PROVISIONS OF THE LAW CONCERNING MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. History
SB209 AN ACT TO REQUIRE A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA, A GED, OR ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES TOWARD A GED WHILE RECEIVING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS. History
SB221
Act 303
THE ARKANSAS FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY ACT. History
SB274
Act 753
TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT BELOW WHICH SALES AND USE TAX IS NOT DUE ON THE PURCHASE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE, TRAILER, OR SEMITRAILER. History
SB276
Act 755
TO AMEND THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON FOOD AND FOOD INGREDIENTS AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. History
SB334
Act 203
CONCERNING TIE VOTES OCCURRING AT GENERAL PRIMARY ELECTIONS. History
SB345
Act 304
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING PROGRAM. History
SB423
Act 751
REGARDING SUBSTANCES IN SCHEDULE I AND SCHEDULE VI AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. History
SB568 TO AMEND AMENDMENT 89 OF THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION CONCERNING THE INTEREST RATE LIMIT ON LOAN CONTRACTS PURSUANT TO SECTION 11 OF AMENDMENT 89 TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. History
SB593
Act 861
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. History
SB683
Act 684
AN ACT FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION - REGIONAL INTERMODAL FREIGHT FACILITIES AND OPERATIONS GRANT GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION. History
SB709 AN ACT TO CREATE THE HEALTHCARE REFORM ACCOUNTABILITY ACT AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. History
SB740
Act 1002
TO ENHANCE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF SCHOOL DISTRICT PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT PLANS. History
SB750
Act 570
TO IMPROVE PUBLIC SAFETY AND SLOW CORRECTIONS GROWTH. History
SB794 TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING TOBACCO TREATMENT, PREVENTION, AND CESSATION. History
SB855
Act 1240
TO ALLOW AN AUXILIARY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER APPOINTED AS A RESERVE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER TO ADMINISTER BLOOD ALCOHOL TESTS AND TO OPERATE A DEVICE TO DETECT EXCESSIVE SPEEDING. History
SB894 TO PROVIDE SCHOOL DISTRICTS THE CHOICE OF HOLDING SCHOOL ELECTIONS ON THE SAME DATE AS GENERAL ELECTIONS OR IN SEPTEMBER; TO AMEND RELATED PROVISIONS OF LAW CONCERNING THE TERM OF SERVICE FOR SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS. History
SB97 TO PROTECT RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES GRANTED UNDER THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION AND THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION. History
SCR6 COMMEMORATING THE CENTENNIAL OF THE FOUNDING OF THE GIRL SCOUTS ON MARCH 12, 1912. History
SJR4 THE TAXPAYERS' PROTECTION AMENDMENT. History
SR1 TO HONOR THE UNITED STATES MARSHALS AND THEIR ROLE IN ARKANSAS HISTORY AND TO SUPPORT THE UNITED STATES MARSHALS MUSEUM IN FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS. History
SR37 RECOGNIZING THE MANY CONTRIBUTIONS MADE BY CITIZENS OF THE REPUBLIC OF TURKEY AND THE BEST INTEREST OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS TO PROMOTE RELATIONSHIPS WITH TURKISH PEOPLE. History

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