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Senator Jimmy Jeffress (D)
P. O. Box 904, Crossett, 71635
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Phone870-364-8291
Emailjjeffress@arkleg.state.ar.us
District24
Seniority Number5
OccupationRetired School Teacher
Church AffiliationSouthern Baptist
Public ServiceCity Council-1987-93; Ashley Co. Quorum Court-1995-96; House 1997, 1999, Senate 2001,2003, 2005, 2007, 2009
Bill(Ascending)
Bill Status
Title
Primary Sponsor
 HB1214
Act 337
AN ACT CONCERNING THE RULES AND PROCEDURES OF THE PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE STANDARDS BOARD.
 HB1250
Act 199
TO REQUIRE A REVIEW OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR EDUCATIONAL ADEQUACY BEFORE EACH FISCAL SESSION.
 HB1372
Act 1283
TO GRANT SUBPOENA POWER TO THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION AND THE PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE STANDARDS BOARD.
 HB1382
Act 209
TO PROVIDE INCREASES OF FINES FOR MISDEMEANOR OFFENSES AND VIOLATIONS; TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR COUNTY JAILS; TO AUTHORIZE A LEVY TO DEFRAY THE COST OF INCARCERATING COUNTY PRISONERS; AND TO AUTHORIZE DISTRIBUTION OF FUNDS.
 HB1400
Act 314
TO REMOVE BARRIERS TO EDUCATIONAL SUCCESS FOR MILITARY CHILDREN.
 HB1413AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEE HEALTH INSURANCE APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2009-2010 FISCAL YEAR.
 HB1471
Act 349
TO ALLOW A GEOTOURISM INCOME TAX CREDIT TO TRANSFER TO OTHER TOURISM PROJECTS AND TO ALLOW A GEOTOURISM INCOME TAX CREDIT TO CARRY FORWARD.
 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.
 HB1621
Act 848
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM - REMOVAL, STORAGE AND RESTORATION OF DELTA HERITAGE TRAIL RAILROAD BEDS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1846
Act 686
THE WILDLIFE OBSERVATION TRAILS PILOT PROGRAM.
 HB1847
Act 687
THE WILDLIFE RECREATION FACILITIES PILOT PROGRAM.
 HB1859
Act 938
TO PROVIDE FOR THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF CERTAIN DOCUMENTS AND PROCEDURES RELATING TO CODE OF ETHICS PROCEEDINGS OF THE PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE STANDARDS BOARD.
 HB1862
Act 1449
TO ENSURE INDIVIDUALS WITH NATIONAL BOARD FOR PROFESSIONAL TEACHING STANDARDS CERTIFICATION ARE ELIGIBLE FOR PAYMENTS WHILE THEY CONTRIBUTE TO THE SUCCESS OF THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM.
 HB1959
Act 1307
TO AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL END-OF-COURSE ASSESSMENTS.
 HB1996
Act 733
TO INCREASE THE OPPORTUNITY FOR SCHOOL COUNSELORS TO BECOME SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS.
 HB2064TO PROVIDE STATE RESOURCES FOR EDUCATIONAL ADEQUACY BY AMENDING THE AMOUNT OF FUNDING FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
 HB2170
Act 798
TO PROVIDE FOR INTERVENTION AND PROFESSIONAL CONSULTATION UPON EARLY INDICATORS OF THE FISCAL DISTRESS OR FACILITIES DISTRESS OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT.
 HB2256
Act 737
TO EXEMPT BIOMASS GROWN FOR BIOFUEL PRODUCTION FROM THE SEVERANCE TAX.
 SB14AN ACT CONCERNING ENTERING ANOTHER STATE AS A MEANS OF AVOIDING A REQUIRED COURT APPEARANCE.
 SB141TO MAKE THE RESUMPTION OF CREDITED SERVICE AS A PUBLIC SAFETY MEMBER IN THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM RETROACTIVE.
 SB146TO REQUIRE PENSIONS PLANS UNDER THE LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE PENSION AND RELIEF FUNDS TO MERGE WITH THE LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM WHEN CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS ARE MET.
 SB15
Act 290
AN ACT CONCERNING THE SERVICE OF A SUMMONS ON A BAIL BOND SURETY.
 SB156
Act 466
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE § 5-60-116 CONCERNING INHALATION OF INTOXICATING COMPOUNDS AND TO PROHIBIT ALCOHOL VAPORIZING DEVICES IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
 SB16
Act 147
AN ACT CONCERNING LETTERS OF CREDIT OR CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT FILED WITH THE PROFESSIONAL BAIL BOND COMPANY AND PROFESSIONAL BAIL BONDSMAN LICENSING BOARD.
 SB17AN ACT TO EXCLUDE BAIL BOND AGENTS COMPENSATED ON A COMMISSION BASIS FROM THE DEFINITION OF "EMPLOYMENT" UNDER THE DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES LAW.
 SB18AN ACT TO ADOPT THE INTERSTATE COMPACT ON EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR MILITARY CHILDREN.
 SB227
Act 470
TO ALLOW THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM TO RECOUP BENEFITS, INCLUDING INTEREST, PAID TO A MEMBER UNDER T-DROP WHO DOES NOT MEET THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS.
 SB228
Act 1324
TO CLARIFY AND MAKE CONSISTENT THE SURVIVOR BENEFITS UNDER THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
 SB229
Act 425
TO CLARIFY THAT LUMP-SUM BENEFITS PAID TO A MEMBER UNDER THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIRMENT SYSTEM ARE INTENDED TO BE TREATED FOR TAX PURPOSES AS PROCEEDS FROM A LIFE INSURANCE POLICY.
 SB230
Act 471
CONCERNING REIMBURSEMENT FOR CERTAIN MEMBERS OF THE TASK FORCE ON SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT SERVICES.
 SB231
Act 1325
TO AMEND THE DEFINITIONS OF SALARY AND INTEREST IN THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM ACT TO EXCLUDE NONRECURRING PAYMENTS FROM THE CALCULATION OF FINAL AVERAGE SALARY.
 SB27
Act 148
TO CLARIFY THE AUTHORITY OF THE ARKANSAS MOTOR VEHICLE COMMISSION TO ADMINISTER THE MOTOR VEHICLE EVENT DATA RECORDER LAW.
 SB295
Act 215
TO ENSURE CONSISTENT PUBLIC SCHOOL ATTENDANCE LAWS.
 SB309
Act 394
TO IMPROVE THE SAFETY OF ROADS AND HIGHWAYS IN THE STATE BY ADDRESSING ISSUES RELATED TO THE LICENSING OF YOUTHFUL DRIVERS.
 SB314TO REMOVE BARRIERS TO EDUCATIONAL SUCCESS FOR MILITARY CHILDREN.
 SB325CONCERNING THE OFFENSE OF FAILURE TO APPEAR.
 SB394TO ALLOW PERSONS WITH A BIRTH-THROUGH-KINDERGARTEN TEACHING LICENSE TO TEACH IN ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOL OR EDUCATION SERVICE COOPERATIVE PREKINDERGARTEN AND KINDERGARTEN PROGRAMS.
 SB54
Act 652
TO CLARIFY THE RIGHTS OF PARTIES TO JEWELRY THAT IS UNCLAIMED FOR MORE THAN ONE YEAR BY ITS OWNER OR CONSIGNOR.
 SB590
Act 1070
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB654
Act 1111
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT MONTICELLO GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB655
Act 1112
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB656
Act 1113
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT MONTICELLO - MUSIC BUILDING RENOVATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB657
Act 1114
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT MONTICELLO - SCIENCE CENTER RENOVATIONS AND INFRASTRUCTURE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB766TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE LAWS.
 SB821TO REQUIRE PERIODIC REPORTING FOR PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS.
 SB822TO AMEND THE LAW RELATING TO HARDSHIP DRIVER'S LICENSES AND PERMITS.
 SB828TO AMEND THE TEACHER FAIR DISMISSAL ACT.
 SB869AN ACT TO REGULATE THE LICENSING, EDUCATION, AND LICENSE TRANSFERS OF BAIL BONDSMAN.
 SB885
Act 964
TO CREATE AN INTERIM STUDY OF THE AFFORDABILITY OF HIGHER EDUCATION FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS IN THIS STATE.
 SB998
Act 1492
AN ACT CONCERNING CLASSIFIED PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEE PERSONNEL POLICIES.
 SB999
Act 1493
AN ACT CONCERNING LICENSED PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEE PERSONNEL POLICIES.
 SCR6COMMENDING ASHLEY COUNTY AND ITS COMMUNITIES FOR OBTAINING THE FIREWISE COMMUNITIES CERTIFICATION FROM THE ARKANSAS FORESTRY COMMISSION.
 SR13COMMENDING THE ARKANSAS AGING INITIATIVE FOR ITS CONTINUING COMMITMENT TO THE STATE'S RURAL SENIOR CITIZENS.
 SR14PROCLAIMING MARCH 2009 AS MUSIC IN OUR SCHOOLS MONTH.
CoSponsor
 HB1002
Act 606
THE ARKANSAS SCHOLARSHIP LOTTERY ACT.
 HB1149
Act 607
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - CERTIFIED SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS INCENTIVE BONUSES APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2009-2010 FISCAL YEAR.
 HB1204
Act 180
TO INCREASE THE TAX ON CIGARETTES AND CERTAIN TOBACCO PRODUCTS AND TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION TO PAY THE COMMISSION TO THE STAMP DEPUTIES FOR CERTAIN CIGARETTE TAXES.
 HB1357
Act 182
THE ROGER PHILLIPS TRANSFER POLICY ACT.
 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.
 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.
 HB1700
Act 435
THE ARKIDS FIRST IMPROVEMENT ACT.
 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.
 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.
 HCR1009RECOMMENDING THAT A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF FUNDING FOR TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE BE COMMITTED TO COMPLETE CONSTRUCTION OF I-69 IN ARKANSAS.
 HJR1014RATIFYING THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION PROVIDING THAT EQUALITY OF RIGHTS UNDER THE LAW SHALL NOT BE DENIED OR ABRIDGED BY THE UNITED STATES OR ANY STATE ON ACCOUNT OF SEX.
 SB26
Act 605
THE ARKANSAS SCHOLARSHIP LOTTERY ACT
 SB347
Act 1333
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY - JONESBORO - OPERATIONS AND ACQUISITION OF HERITAGE SITES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB354
Act 433
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A PROVIDER FEE FOR INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITIES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.
 SB361
Act 326
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.
 SB460
Act 769
AN ACT REGARDING STATE FUNDED PHARMACY BENEFIT PLANS.
 SB582
Act 562
AN ACT TO LEVY AN ASSESSMENT FEE ON HOSPITALS TO IMPROVE HEALTH CARE ACCESS FOR THE CITIZENS OF ARKANSAS.
 SB77
Act 33
AN ACT CONCERNING AGGRAVATED CRUELTY TO DOGS, CATS, AND HORSES AND RELATED OFFENSES AND CONCERNING ANIMAL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES.
 SB780
Act 679
TO PROVIDE FORFEITURE OF OR DISQUALIFICATION FROM PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT ON CONVICTION OF AN OFFENSE RELATED TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT.
 SB782TO 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.
 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.
 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.
 SJR12RATIFYING THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION PROVIDING THAT EQUALITY OF RIGHTS UNDER THE LAW SHALL NOT BE DENIED OR ABRIDGED BY THE UNITED STATES OR ANY STATE ON ACCOUNT OF SEX.
 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.
 SR28RECOGNIZING 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.