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Senator Gene Jeffress (D)
1483 Ouachita 47, Louann, 71751
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Phone870-689-3537
EmailGene.Jeffress@senate.ar.gov
District25
Seniority Number8
OccupationRetired School Teacher
Church AffiliationSouthern Baptist
Public ServiceHouse 1999,2001; Senate 2003, 2005, 2007. 2009
BiographyClick to Read
Bill(Ascending)
Bill Status
Title
Primary Sponsor
 HB1369
Act 757
TO CREATE A SALES TAX HOLIDAY FOR CLOTHING, CLOTHING ACCESSORIES OR EQUIPMENT, SCHOOL SUPPLIES, SCHOOL ART SUPPLIES, AND SCHOOL INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIAL
 HB1370
Act 188
REGARDING TRAINING AND INSTRUCTION BY THE ARKANSAS COMMISSION ON LAW ENFORCEMENT STANDARDS AND TRAINING.
 HB1433
Act 739
TO ESTABLISH PERFORMANCE RATINGS FOR EDUCATION SERVICE COOPERATIVES.
 HB1440
Act 567
TO REGULATE THE RELEASE OF HOGS INTO THE WILD; AND TO INCREASE THE PENALTY FOR RELEASING A HOG INTO THE WILD.
 HB1535TO EXEMPT EQUINE HUSBANDRY, MASSAGE, FARRIERY, TEETH FLOATING, TRAINING, ETC. FROM THE VETERINARY PRACTICE ACT AND TO ESTABLISH A CERTIFIED EQUINE DENTAL PRACTITIONER.
 HB1706AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - DIVISION OF AGRICULTURE - DISCOVERY FARM PROJECT GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1712TO EXEMPT EQUINE HUSBANDRY, EQUINE MASSAGE, EQUINE FARRIERY, EQUINE TEETH FLOATING, AND EQUINE TRAINING FROM THE VETERINARY PRACTICE ACT; TO ESTABLISH A CERTIFIED EQUINE DENTAL PRACTITIONER.
 HB1744AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - DIVISION OF AGRICULTURE - DISCOVERY FARM PROJECT APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2011-2012 FISCAL YEAR.
 HB2185TO AMEND THE ENERGY CONSERVATION ENDORSEMENT ACT OF 1977.
 HB2200TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF FUNDS COLLECTED FOR THE DESIGN-USE CONTRIBUTION FEE FOR THE COMMITTED TO EDUCATION SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB135TO CLARIFY THE REQUIREMENTS FOR RECIPROCAL SERVICE CREDITS FOR PUBLIC EMPLOYEES; TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB222
Act 169
TO MODIFY THE QUARTERLY PAYMENT SCHEDULE FOR ROYALTIES ON ADDITIONAL SUBSTANCES DECLARED BY THE OIL AND GAS COMMISSION TO BE PROFITABLY EXTRACTED FROM BRINE.
 SB414
Act 376
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - TREATMENT AND PREVENTION PROGRAM GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB415
Act 377
AN ACT FOR THE SAU-TECH AUTO BODY BUILDING GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB416
Act 378
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES - CITY PARK SPORTS COMPLEX GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB420
Act 381
AN ACT FOR THE SAU-TECH GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB443
Act 389
AN ACT FOR THE SOUTH ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB466
Act 403
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB56
Act 36
REGARDING BAIL BONDSMEN CONTINUING EDUCATION.
 SB7TO REVISE ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING HEATING, VENTILATION, AIR CONDITIONING, AND REFRIGERATION WORKERS AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
 SB74
Act 18
TO AMEND THE DEFINITIONS REGARDING THE ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
 SB75TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE TITLE 24, CHAPTER 5 CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
 SB76TO AMEND PORTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE PERTAINING TO THE ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
 SB831CONCERNING THE RIGHTS OF SURFACE OWNERS AND OWNERS OF MINERAL INTERESTS RELATING TO NONPAYMENT OF ROYALTIES UNDER § 26-37-314.
 SB832CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE ACT OF 1989.
 SB88
Act 975
TO FILL A VACANCY ON THE BOARD FOR AN UNEXPIRED TERM OF AN ELECTED TRUSTEE; TO REIMBURSE A TRUSTEE FOR REASONABLE EXPENSES TO ATTEND AN OFFICIAL BOARD MEETING; TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB89
Act 976
TO CLARIFY THAT A MEMBER WHO ELECTS TO RECEIVE A REFUND OF MEMBER CONTRIBUTIONS ALSO ELECTS TO CANCEL ANY SERVICE CREDIT FOR NONCONTRIBUTORY YEARS; TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB90TO AMEND PORTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE PERTAINING TO THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
 SB91TO AMEND PORTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE PERTAINING TO THE STATE RETIREMENT SYSTEMS.
 SB918TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE STATE BOARD OF PRIVATE CAREER EDUCATION.
 SR12COMMENDING ARKANSAS FARMERS FOR THEIR VITAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SECURITY AND ECONOMIC WELL-BEING OF THE STATE AND THE NATION.
CoSponsor
 HB1151
Act 13
TO ALLOW AN ON-DUTY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OR A PERSON PERFORMING AN OFFICIAL LAW ENFORCEMENT FUNCTION TO OPERATE AN ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE ON A PUBLIC STREET OR HIGHWAY.
 HB1315
Act 196
TO PROVIDE HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS.
 HB1427
Act 288
TO AMEND SCHOOL DISTRICT TEXTBOOK REQUIREMENTS TO INCLUDE DIGITAL RESOURCES.
 HB1450THE ARKANSAS CARBON DIOXIDE STORAGE ACT.
 HB1557CONCERNING THE ANNUAL VACATION OF FIRE DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEES.
 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.
 HCR1011IN RECOGNITION OF THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF MR. RYAN MALLETT AND TO ENCOURAGE AND TO SUPPORT THE SUCCESS OF THE RYAN MALLETT FOUNDATION.
 SB113AN ACT TO PROHIBIT HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE POLICIES FROM OFFERING COVERAGE FOR ABORTIONS EXCEPT THROUGH A SEPARATE RIDER.
 SB119TO CREATE THE COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN.
 SB134
Act 19
AN ACT TO AMEND THE ASSESSMENT FEE LEVIED ON HOSPITALS TO IMPROVE HEALTH CARE ACCESS FOR THE CITIZENS OF ARKANSAS.
 SB181
Act 979
TO AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING MEMBER BENEFITS UNDER THE LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE PENSION AND RELIEF FUNDS.
 SB194
Act 48
TO AMEND SEVERAL PROVISIONS OF THE LAW CONCERNING MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
 SB209AN ACT TO REQUIRE A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA, A GED, OR ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES TOWARD A GED WHILE RECEIVING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS.
 SB218TO DEFINE THE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE DIVISION OF YOUTH SERVICES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES AND THE DYS CONTRACT COMMUNITY-BASED YOUTH SERVICES PROVIDERS.
 SB275
Act 754
TO DECREASE THE SALES AND USE TAX ON NATURAL GAS AND ELECTRICITY USED BY MANUFACTURERS AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB276
Act 755
TO AMEND THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON FOOD AND FOOD INGREDIENTS AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB318
Act 1126
AN ACT TO CREATE CRIMINAL PENALTIES FOR DISCLOSURE OF RECORDS OF A CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY CENTER.
 SB319
Act 783
AN ACT TO LIMIT FORENSIC EXAMINATIONS OF ALLEGEDLY ABUSED CHILDREN TO CHILD SAFETY CENTERS.
 SB320
Act 1127
AN ACT TO EXTEND THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS ON SEXUAL OFFENSES.
 SB321
Act 984
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE PARENTAL MONITORS ON SCHOOL BUSES.
 SB322AN ACT TO REQUIRE EACH COUNTY COURTHOUSE TO PROVIDE FOR CLOSED-CIRCUIT TELEVISION BROADCAST OF CHILD TESTIMONY IN CHILD MALTREATMENT CASES.
 SB323
Act 985
AN ACT TO REQUIRE SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO UPDATE SCHOOL POLICIES WHEN A LAW REGARDING CHILD ABUSE IS AMENDED OR IS ADDED TO THE ARKANSAS CODE.
 SB324AN ACT TO EXPEDITE DNA ANALYSIS IN CASES OF ALLEGED CHILD ABUSE AND CHILD MALTREATMENT.
 SB325AN ACT TO PROVIDE CRIMINAL PENALTIES FOR UNLAWFUL DISCLOSURE OF INTERVIEW INFORMATION FROM A CHILD SAFETY CENTER OR CHILD ADVOCACY CENTER.
 SB326
Act 784
AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE CHILD ABUSE HOTLINE TO ACCEPT REPORTS OF INJURY TO A CHILD'S INTELLECTUAL, EMOTIONAL, OR PSYCHOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT FROM A GUIDANCE COUNSELOR LICENSED AS A TEACHER.
 SB327AN ACT TO INCREASE THE PENALTY FOR EXPOSING A CHILD TO PORTRAYALS OF LIVE OR RECORDED SEX ACTS.
 SB328
Act 1128
AN ACT TO ENSURE THAT EACH WOMAN WHO GIVES BIRTH IN A MEDICAL FACILITY RECEIVES EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS DESCRIBING SHAKEN BABY SYNDROME BEFORE THE WOMAN IS DISCHARGED.
 SB329
Act 1129
AN ACT TO INCLUDE SCHOOL PRINCIPALS, ATHLETIC COACHES, AND COUNSELORS AMONG PERSONS WHO ARE GUILTY OF SEXUAL ASSAULT IN THE SECOND DEGREE FOR SEXUAL CONTACT WITH A STUDENT LESS THAN TWENTY-ONE (21) YEARS OF AGE.
 SB344
Act 586
TO ESTABLISH A SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT MENTORING PROGRAM.
 SB359
Act 197
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN WATER SYSTEMS TO MAINTAIN A LEVEL OF FLUORIDE TO PREVENT TOOTH DECAY.
 SB404
Act 639
TO INCREASE THE ADDITIONAL FEE FOR FIREFIGHTER LICENSE PLATES TO FIVE DOLLARS ($5.00) AND HAVE THE FUNDS REMITTED TO THE ARKANSAS FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS MEMORIAL BOARD; TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB423
Act 751
REGARDING SUBSTANCES IN SCHEDULE I AND SCHEDULE VI AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB65
Act 771
AN ACT TO IMPROVE ENROLLMENT OF ARKANSAS CHILDREN IN THE ARKIDS FIRST A AND B MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS.
 SB720
Act 762
TO REGULATE THE ISSUANCE OF A BROKER'S PRICE OPINION BY A REAL ESTATE LICENSEE.
 SB721THE CLEAN ENERGY ACT OF 2011.
 SB740
Act 1002
TO ENHANCE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF SCHOOL DISTRICT PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT PLANS.
 SB750
Act 570
TO IMPROVE PUBLIC SAFETY AND SLOW CORRECTIONS GROWTH.
 SB812CREATE A STUDY TO EXPLORE HOW TO USE THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION, RURAL SERVICES, PUBLIC AGENCIES, AND PUBLIC AND PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS IN ADDRESSING QUALITY OF LIFE ISSUES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN UNDERSERVED AREAS.
 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.
 SB884TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS.
 SB885THE ARKANSAS ECONOMIC REHABILITATION, DEVELOPMENT, AND GROWTH ACT OF 2011.
 SB894TO 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.
 SR37RECOGNIZING 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.