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Senator Gene Jeffress (D)
1483 Ouachita 47, Louann, 71751
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Phone870-689-3537
Emailgjeffress@arkleg.state.ar.us
District25
Seniority Number19
OccupationRetired School Teacher
Church AffiliationSouthern Baptist
Public ServiceHouse 1999,2001; Senate 2003, 2005, 2007. 2009
Bill(Ascending)
Bill Status
Title
Primary Sponsor
 HB1265
Act 156
TO RENAME SAU-TECH ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL CENTER TO THE ARKANSAS ENVIRONMENTAL TRAINING ACADEMY.
 HB1371
Act 205
TO ADD AN OFFICER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS STATE POLICE TO THE ARKANSAS COMMISSION ON LAW ENFORCEMENT STANDARDS AND TRAINING.
 HB1573
Act 452
TO AMEND THE OIL AND GAS COMMISSION'S RULES FOR ADMINISTERING THE NATURAL GAS PIPELINE SAFETY ACT OF 1968; AND TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF "TRANSPORTATION OF GAS" UNDER THE ARKANSAS NATURAL GAS PIPELINE SAFETY ACT OF 1971.
 HB1580
Act 1175
TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE OIL AND GAS COMMISSION'S MEETINGS, DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION AND CONSERVATION, HEARINGS, ASSESSMENTS, RULES, PERMITS, PLUGGING A WELL, ROYALTY PAYMENTS, AND PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS.
 HB1704AN ACT FOR THE SAU-TECH - FIRE TRAINING ACADEMY APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2009-2010 FISCAL YEAR.
 HB1784
Act 1238
AN ACT FOR THE SAU-TECH - ARKANSAS ENVIRONMENTAL ACADEMY BUILDINGS EXPANSION AND RENOVATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1835TO INCLUDE EXEMPT WHOLESALE GENERATORS OF ELECTRICITY IN THE DEFINITION OF A MANUFACTURER FOR PURPOSES OF THE REDUCED EXCISE TAX RATE ON NATURAL GAS USED IN MANUFACTURING.
 HB2251TO GRANT THE POWER OF EMINENT DOMAIN TO MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENTS FOR THE CONDEMNATION OF INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURING PLANTS FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROTECTING JOBS AND PROMOTING INDUSTRIAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
 HCR1009RECOMMENDING THAT A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF FUNDING FOR TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE BE COMMITTED TO COMPLETE CONSTRUCTION OF I-69 IN ARKANSAS.
 SB116
Act 255
TO CORRECT THE LANGUAGE IN ARKANSAS CODE § 24-11-804 (a)(1).
 SB117
Act 256
TO AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS FOR FORMER MILITARY PERSONNEL TO OBTAIN SERVICE CREDIT IN LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE PENSION AND RELIEF FUNDS.
 SB118
Act 257
TO AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS FOR FORMER MILITARY PERSONNEL TO OBTAIN SERVICE CREDIT IN THE ARKANSAS LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
 SB119
Act 258
TO ALLOW THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE ARKANSAS LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM TO RECOVER OVERPAYMENTS THROUGH COURT ACTION.
 SB159TO AMEND THE STATE POLICE RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
 SB160TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
 SB161TO AMEND TITLE 24, CHAPTER 4 CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
 SB162TO AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING MEMBERS BENEFITS UNDER THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
 SB163
Act 742
TO AMEND THE CALCULATION OF DEFERRED ANNUITIES, ALLOW EXTRA TIME FOR MEMBERS TO SELECT CONTRIBUTORY SERVICE, INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF REDUCED ANNUITY, AND AMEND THE RETIREMENT MEMBERSHIP OF DISTRICT COURT CLERKS.
 SB164
Act 1200
TO AMEND THE CALCULATIONS FOR BENEFITS AND FOR STRAIGHT LIFE ANNUITY UNDER THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
 SB165
Act 743
TO ADJUST THE AMOUNT OF TIME A RETIRED MEMBER OF THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM SHALL REMAIN RETIRED BEFORE RETURNING TO COVERED EMPLOYMENT.
 SB166TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE TITLE 24 PERTAINING TO RETIREMENT AND PENSIONS.
 SB167TO AMEND A PORTION OF ARKANSAS CODE TITLE 24 CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
 SB168TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE TITLE 24, CHAPTER 7 CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
 SB169TO AMEND PORTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE PERTAINING TO THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
 SB170
Act 467
TO ALLOW A WAIVER OF PENALTY FOR DELINQUENT EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS.
 SB171TO AMEND PORTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE PERTAINING TO THE ARKANSAS JUDICIAL RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
 SB172TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE TITLE 24, CHAPTER 8 CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS JUDICIAL RETIREMENT SYSTEM; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
 SB173TO AMEND PORTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE PERTAINING TO THE ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
 SB174TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE TITLE 24, CHAPTER 5 CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
 SB175TO AMEND TITLE 24, CHAPTER 6 CONCERNING THE STATE POLICE RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
 SB176TO AMEND TITLE 24, CHAPTER 10 CONCERNING THE LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
 SB177
Act 1316
TO AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING MEMBERS BENEFITS UNDER THE LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
 SB178TO AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING MEMBERS BENEFITS UNDER THE LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE PENSION AND RELIEF FUNDS.
 SB179
Act 720
TO INCREASE THE MULTIPLIER USED BY THE LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM AND TO FUND THE INCREASED MULTIPLIER BY AN INCREASE IN THE MEMBER'S CONTRIBUTION.
 SB180
Act 1317
TO AMEND THE EARLY RETIREMENT PROVISIONS UNDER THE LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
 SB181TO AMEND THE PREMIUM TAX PROVISIONS UNDER THE LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
 SB182
Act 1201
TO MAKE ADJUSTMENTS TO THE LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE PENSION AND RELIEF FUNDS.
 SB183TO AMEND THE UNIFORM EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS FOR THE LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
 SB184TO MAKE ADJUSTMENTS TO THE LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
 SB185TO AMEND THE LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
 SB186
Act 259
TO AMEND THE PREMIUM TAX ALLOCATIONS SO THAT A LOCAL PLAN THAT CONSOLIDATES WITH THE ARKANSAS LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM CONTINUES TO RECEIVE THE SAME AMOUNT IN ADDITION TO OTHER INCOME.
 SB187TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS FIRE AND POLICE PENSION GUARANTEE FUND TO INCLUDE PLANS ADMINISTERED BY THE LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM WITH A COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT.
 SB188
Act 260
TO CLARIFY WHEN A FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENT IS NEEDED UNDER THE LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE PENSION AND RELIEF FUNDS.
 SB224
Act 1323
TO AMEND THE LUMP-SUM DEATH BENEFIT UNDER THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
 SB240
Act 1326
TO INCLUDE THE NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFICATION BONUSES AS SALARY FOR THE PURPOSES OF RETIREMENT BENEFITS UNDER THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
 SB335
Act 385
AN ACT TO TO CLARIFY THE PROCESS OF FILLING AN ALDERMANIC VACANCY IN A CITY OF THE FIRST CLASS.
 SB358
Act 1460
TO ALLOW REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION FOR A STUDENT WHO HAS DIFFICULTY WITH SENSORY PROCESSING WHEN TAKING STATE REQUIRED TESTS.
 SB458
Act 999
AN ACT FOR THE SAU-TECH - ARKANSAS FIRE TRAINING ACADEMY MODEL FIRE STATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB475
Act 1004
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB550
Act 1050
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - ARKANSAS STATE LIBRARY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB551THE LIGNITE MINERAL INTEREST LAPSE ACT OF 2009.
 SB552
Act 1051
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - VIOLENCE AND INTERVENTION PROGRAM GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB553
Act 1052
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB640TO CREATE THE RAILROAD MODERNIZATION ACT OF 2009; AND TO ESTABLISH AN INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR QUALIFIED RAILROAD RECONSTRUCTION OR REPLACEMENT EXPENDITURES.
 SB641
Act 491
CONCERNING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS FOR A PROFESSIONAL BAIL BONDSMAN.
 SB878
Act 683
TO ADD A LAY MEMBER TO THE PROFESSIONAL BAIL BONDSMAN LICENSING BOARD.
 SB879THE ARKANSAS SURFACE USE AND MINERAL DEVELOPMENT ACCOMMODATION ACT.
 SB880
Act 1478
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE DEFINITIONS REGARDING PRIVATE RESIDENT AND CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOLS
 SB881TO DEFINE THE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE ARRAY OF COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES FOR AT-RISK, DELINQUENT AND FAMILIES IN NEED OF SERVICES YOUTH.
 SB990TO INCLUDE HIGH EFFICIENCY ELECTRIC POWER GENERATORS IN THE DEFINITION OF MANUFACTURER FOR THE PURPOSE OF THE PHASE-IN OF THE REDUCED EXCISE TAX RATE ON NATURAL GAS USED IN MANUFACTURING.
 SCR8DEFINE THE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE ARRAY OF COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES FOR AT-RISK, DELINQUENT, AND FAMILIES-IN-NEED-OF- SERVICES YOUTH.
CoSponsor
 HB1002
Act 606
THE ARKANSAS SCHOLARSHIP LOTTERY ACT.
 HB1026
Act 389
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.
 HB1357
Act 182
THE ROGER PHILLIPS TRANSFER POLICY ACT.
 HB1413AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEE HEALTH INSURANCE APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2009-2010 FISCAL YEAR.
 HB1451AN ACT TO ENSURE AN ADEQUATE SUPPLY OF ARKANSAS MILK FOR ARKANSAS CONSUMERS; TO STABILIZE AND STIMULATE DAIRY FARMS IN ARKANSAS; AND TO CREATE THE DAIRY STABILIZATION FUND.
 HB1560
Act 834
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS GEOLOGICAL SURVEY - ARKANSAS LIGNITE RESOURCES PILOT PROGRAM GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1561
Act 835
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT MONTICELLO - FOREST RESOURCES COMPLEX AND INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING, RENOVATING, CONSTRUCTING, EQUIPPING AND FURNISHING GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1601THE FAIR DISCLOSURE TO EMPLOYERS, INSURANCE COMPANIES, AND OTHERS OF PAYMENTS FOR PHARMACISTS' SERVICES ACT.
 HB1641AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A PROVIDER FEE FOR INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITIES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.
 HB1932
Act 972
TO ESTABLISH A SYSTEM OF EDUCATION WITHIN THE DIVISION OF YOUTH SERVICES.
 HB1953
Act 498
TO ENCOURAGE AND FOSTER ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND REVITALIZE COMMUNITIES BY ALLOWING A TAX CREDIT FOR THE REHABILITATION OF HISTORIC STRUCTURES LOCATED IN ARKANSAS.
 HB1959
Act 1307
TO AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL END-OF-COURSE ASSESSMENTS.
 SB26
Act 605
THE ARKANSAS SCHOLARSHIP LOTTERY ACT
 SB309
Act 394
TO IMPROVE THE SAFETY OF ROADS AND HIGHWAYS IN THE STATE BY ADDRESSING ISSUES RELATED TO THE LICENSING OF YOUTHFUL DRIVERS.
 SB349TO REQUIRE THE BUYER TO REMIT THE ASSESSMENT ON THE SALE OF RICE; AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE ASSESSMENT'S USE AND CONSIDERATION OF BUYER AND PRODUCER PREFERENCES.
 SB354
Act 433
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A PROVIDER FEE FOR INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITIES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.
 SB394TO ALLOW PERSONS WITH A BIRTH-THROUGH-KINDERGARTEN TEACHING LICENSE TO TEACH IN ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOL OR EDUCATION SERVICE COOPERATIVE PREKINDERGARTEN AND KINDERGARTEN PROGRAMS.
 SB460
Act 769
AN ACT REGARDING STATE FUNDED PHARMACY BENEFIT PLANS.
 SB56
Act 375
AN ACT TO REPEAL THE PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENTIAL PRIMARY ELECTION.
 SB582
Act 562
AN ACT TO LEVY AN ASSESSMENT FEE ON HOSPITALS TO IMPROVE HEALTH CARE ACCESS FOR THE CITIZENS OF ARKANSAS.
 SB817TO PROHIBIT THE CONSOLIDATION OR ANNEXATION OF AN ISOLATED SCHOOL DISTRICT IF THE RESULTING SCHOOL DISTRICT WILL BE LARGER THAN ONE THOUSAND SQUARE MILES (1,000 SQ. MI.).
 SB88
Act 436
TO REDUCE THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON FOOD AND FOOD INGREDIENTS.
 SB91
Act 309
CONCERNING THE MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. COMMISSION.
 SB913TO PROVIDE HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS.
 SB922TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING TOBACCO TREATMENT, PREVENTION, AND CESSATION.
 SB947
Act 1374
THE COLORECTAL CANCER PREVENTION, EARLY DETECTION, AND TREATMENT ACT OF 2009.
 SCR12A RESOLUTION REGARDING TRANSITIONAL CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY.
 SJR3AMENDING THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION TO CREATE A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO HUNT, FISH, TRAP, AND HARVEST WILDLIFE.
 SR10WELCOMING 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.
 SR14PROCLAIMING MARCH 2009 AS MUSIC IN OUR SCHOOLS MONTH.