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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:


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO AUTHORIZE THE CREATION OF A PARAMEDIC TRAINING PROGRAM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT FORT SMITH.
CONCERNING EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS AT CERTAIN PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS THAT REQUIRE EFFECTIVE ORAL COMMUNICATION IN ENGLISH.
JESSE'S LAW: TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF BOAT DOCKS AND MARINAS BY ESTABLISHING MINIMUM ELECTRICAL STANDARDS AND SIGNAGE REQUIREMENTS.
TO ESTABLISH COUNTYWIDE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION.
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.
TO ESTABLISH THE QUALIFICATIONS OF PUBLIC SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS.
AN ACT REGARDING POSITIONS THAT REQUIRE EFFECTIVE ORAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS IN ENGLISH FOR EMPLOYMENT AT CERTAIN PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS.
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.
TO ADOPT THE JOINT RULES OF THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE EIGHTY-EIGHTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
TO HONOR THE LIFE AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN AND TO DECLARE FEBRUARY 6, 2011, “RONALD REAGAN DAY”.
TO ADOPT THE RULES OF THE SENATE OF THE EIGHTY-EIGHTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
CoSponsor
TO ESTABLISH PERFORMANCE RATINGS FOR EDUCATION SERVICE COOPERATIVES.
THE ARKANSAS CARBON DIOXIDE STORAGE ACT.
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.
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 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 CREATE THE ARKANSAS ACCELERATION FUND WITHIN THE ARKANSAS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AUTHORITY AND TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS ACCELERATION FUND COMMITTEE.
TO ADOPT THE JOINT RULES OF THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE EIGHTY-EIGHTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
TO RECOGNIZE AND COMMEMORATE THE 100TH YEAR OF THE OCCUPANCY OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CHAMBER.
AN ACT TO PROHIBIT HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE POLICIES FROM OFFERING COVERAGE FOR ABORTIONS EXCEPT THROUGH A SEPARATE RIDER.
AN ACT TO REQUIRE THAT APPLICANTS FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS TEST NEGATIVE FOR ILLEGAL DRUG USE.
TO AMEND SEVERAL PROVISIONS OF THE LAW CONCERNING MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
AN ACT TO REQUIRE A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA, A GED, OR ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES TOWARD A GED WHILE RECEIVING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS.
THE ARKANSAS FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY ACT.
TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT BELOW WHICH SALES AND USE TAX IS NOT DUE ON THE PURCHASE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE, TRAILER, OR SEMITRAILER.
TO AMEND THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON FOOD AND FOOD INGREDIENTS AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
CONCERNING TIE VOTES OCCURRING AT GENERAL PRIMARY ELECTIONS.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING PROGRAM.
REGARDING SUBSTANCES IN SCHEDULE I AND SCHEDULE VI AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
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.
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.
AN ACT FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION - REGIONAL INTERMODAL FREIGHT FACILITIES AND OPERATIONS GRANT GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE HEALTHCARE REFORM ACCOUNTABILITY ACT AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO ENHANCE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF SCHOOL DISTRICT PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT PLANS.
TO IMPROVE PUBLIC SAFETY AND SLOW CORRECTIONS GROWTH.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING TOBACCO TREATMENT, PREVENTION, AND CESSATION.
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.
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.
TO PROTECT RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES GRANTED UNDER THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION AND THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION.
COMMEMORATING THE CENTENNIAL OF THE FOUNDING OF THE GIRL SCOUTS ON MARCH 12, 1912.
THE TAXPAYERS' PROTECTION AMENDMENT.
TO HONOR THE UNITED STATES MARSHALS AND THEIR ROLE IN ARKANSAS HISTORY AND TO SUPPORT THE UNITED STATES MARSHALS MUSEUM IN FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS.
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.

Committees

Committees