Bill (Bill) Sample (R-14)

State Senator Bill Sample

Bill (Bill) Sample (R-14)
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Capitol: 501.682.2902
FAX: 501.682.2917
District: 501.627.5386
Arkansas State Senate
Room 320 State Capitol Building 500 Woodlane Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
2340 North Highway 7
Hot Springs, AR 71909-9309
Residence:Hot Springs, AR

Committee Assignments


Senator Bill Sample has represented Hot Springs in the Arkansas legislature since 2005. He was sworn in to the Arkansas Senate in 2011. Senate District 14 includes parts of Garland and Saline Counties. For the 93rd General Assembly, Senator Sample is serving as the Assistant Pro Tempore for the 4th Congressional District. Senator Sample serves as the chair of Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee for the 93rd General Assembly. He is also on the Senate Committee for Agriculture, Forestry and Economic Development, Senate Efficiency Committee, Joint Retirement and Social Security, Joint Budget Committee, Arkansas Legislative Council and serves on several subcommittees. For the 92nd General Assembly, Senator Sample served as co-chair of Joint Public Retirement and he sponsored legislation that dealt with the different state retirement systems. Other legislation that he sponsored dealt with titles on watercrafts, a bill to establish an expedited motor vehicle title processing service and to allow temporary preprinted paper tags for trailers and semi-trailers. For past General Assembly, Senate Sample has served on several different Senate and Joint Committees as chair, vice chair or as a member. Senator Sample served in the House of Representatives for six years, 2005 through 2010, representing House District 30. During his time in the House, Senator Sample served as chair of Public Transportation and member of Legislative Joint Auditing and on its subcommittees. He served on several different House committees. He sponsored legislation to make revisions to the state procurement laws, to allow a school district board to meet in executive session when discussing the appeal of a suspension or expulsion of a student and to allow confiscated goods to be sold over the internet for the benefit of a city's police department pension and relief fund. In 2013, Sample was named Arkansas Legislator of the Year by the Arkansas Forestry Association and Legislator of the Year by the State Chamber of Commerce. Senator Sample and his wife, Betty Ann, are the former owners of Pestco Incorporated, a termite and pest control company based in Hot Springs. After 35 years of ownership and service to the community, they sold the company. Senator Sample and his wife have two daughters and are members of the Methodist Church.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2010    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Betty Ann   DOB: 4/16/1946
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