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Senator Jimmy Jeffress (D)
P. O. Box 904, Crossett, 71635
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Phone870-364-8291
EmailJimmy.Jeffress@senate.ar.gov
District24
Seniority Number4
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
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Bill(Ascending)
Bill Status
Title
Primary Sponsor
 HB1006TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING SALES OF REAL PROPERTY UNDER JUDICIAL DECREES AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1091
Act 174
TO AMEND THE PROVISIONS REGARDING THE ASSESSMENT AND COLLECTION OF FEES AND SERVICE CHARGES BY COUNTY SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS; TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1307
Act 177
REGARDING THE PRACTICE OF FORESTRY IN ARKANSAS.
 HB1386REGARDING THE PROFESSIONAL BAIL BOND COMPANY AND PROFESSIONAL BAIL BONDSMAN LICENSING BOARD AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1411TO CLARIFY FUNDING FOR ISOLATED SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
 HB1421
Act 738
TO EXTEND THE EXPIRATION DATE OF THE DELTA GEOTOURISM INCENTIVE ACT OF 2007 AND TO INCREASE THE MAXIMUM GEOTOURISM INCOME TAX CREDIT.
 HB1427
Act 288
TO AMEND SCHOOL DISTRICT TEXTBOOK REQUIREMENTS TO INCLUDE DIGITAL RESOURCES.
 HB1527
Act 266
TO CLARIFY CERTAIN DEFINITIONS RELATED TO BONDED DEBT ASSISTANCE FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
 HB1565
Act 612
CONCERNING WHO MAY ADMINISTER AN OATH OF OFFICE.
 HB1617
Act 879
TO INCREASE PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENT ACCESS TO POSTSECONDARY PREPARATORY PROGRAMS AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1862TO ALLOW A CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DISTRICT TO DETERMINE THE VALUE OF A BUILDING FOR THE PURPOSE OF SELLING THE BUILDING.
 HB1952
Act 1045
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE ENFORCEMENT OF ETHICS VIOLATIONS BY ARKANSAS EDUCATORS.
 HB1992AN ACT RELATED TO THE DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION OF CERTAIN ENERGY SOURCES; TO REPEAL CERTAIN DEFINITIONS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB2067TO SEPARATE THE OFFICES OF SHERIFF AND TAX COLLECTOR IN LITTLE RIVER COUNTY.
 SB100
Act 978
TO PROVIDE THAT CIVILIAN FIREFIGHTERS OF THE STATE MILITARY DEPARTMENT ARE TO BE REGARDED AS PUBLIC SAFETY MEMBERS FOR ENHANCED CREDITED SERVICE IN THE STATE RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
 SB191CONCERNING CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR CERTAIN LICENSEES OF THE ARKANSAS BOARD OF PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS AND PRIVATE SECURITY AGENCIES.
 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.
 SB261CONCERNING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR TOWNSHIP OFFICERS.
 SB293AN ACT TO CREATE A PRESUMPTION THAT FIREFIGHTERS WHO DEVELOP CERTAIN FORMS OF CANCER DEVELOPED THOSE CANCERS THROUGH THEIR WORK AS FIREFIGHTERS.
 SB306
Act 584
TO AMEND THE DEFINITIONS UNDER ARKANSAS CODE § 21-4-216 FOR PURPOSES OF STATE EMPLOYEE LEAVE FOR PARTICIPATION IN CHILDREN'S EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES.
 SB330
Act 725
TO AMEND THE CONTINUING ADEQUACY EVALUATION ACT OF 2004.
 SB383
Act 989
TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF ARKANSAS CODE TITLE 6 CONCERNING PUBLIC EDUCATION.
 SB426
Act 383
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION - STORAGE OR REMOVAL OF EXCESS LITTER GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB467
Act 404
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB565
Act 450
AN ACT FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION - PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT(S) GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB566TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE LICENSURE OF ELECTRICAL INSPECTORS.
 SB567TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING PERMIT TO CONDUCT CONSTRUCTION, INSTALLATION, OR MAINTENANCE OF ELECTRICAL WORK.
 SB608
Act 472
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT MONTICELLO - BABIN BUSINESS CENTER HANDICAP ACCESSIBILITY RENOVATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB629
Act 480
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT MONTICELLO - MUSIC BUILDING RENOVATIONS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB630
Act 481
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES - COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB64TO MODIFY CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
 SB65
Act 771
AN ACT TO IMPROVE ENROLLMENT OF ARKANSAS CHILDREN IN THE ARKIDS FIRST A AND B MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS.
 SB66
Act 855
AN ACT TO REQUIRE HEALTH BENEFIT PLANS TO PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR THE TREATMENT OF MORBID OBESITY.
 SB67TO REESTABLISH THE JOINT INTERIM OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION REFORM.
 SB68
Act 163
TO SPECIFY CONDITIONS FOR CALCULATING SERVICE CREDITS UNDER A CONTRACT BUYOUT AGREEMENT; TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB69
Act 198
AN ACT TO PROHIBIT THE SALE OF HERBAL SNUFF TO PERSONS UNDER EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS OF AGE.
 SB756TO PLACE LIMITS ON THE AMOUNT AND DURATION OF CARRYOVER CATEGORICAL FUNDS.
 SB80TO ENSURE THAT PEDESTRIANS ARE NOT UNDULY DISTRACTED WHILE OCCUPYING THE RIGHT-OF-WAY OF STREETS AND ROADS.
 SB81
Act 1118
TO IMPROVE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PUBLIC SCHOOL ALTERNATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS.
 SB816
Act 802
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS ENERGY REORGANIZATION AND POLICY ACT AS IT PERTAINS TO THE PROMULGATION OF RULES BY THE ARKANSAS ENERGY OFFICE.
 SB817CONCERNING THE ADEQUACY OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM OF EDUCATION.
 SB818CONCERNING SCHOOL DISTRICT FACILITIES.
 SB819TO REGULATE THE PRACTICES AND PROCEDURES OF THE ARKANSAS FAIR HOUSING COMMISSION; AND TO PROMOTE FAIR HOUSING PRACTICES.
 SB82
Act 92
TO SEPARATE THE OFFICES OF SHERIFF AND TAX COLLECTOR IN DREW COUNTY.
 SB820TO REGULATE THE LABELING AND MARKETING OF PRODUCE AND OTHER AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS; TO DEFINE "FARMERS' MARKET"; TO REQUIRE CERTIFICATION OF FARMERS' MARKETS; AND TO AMEND THE SALES TAX EXEMPTION FOR FARMERS' MARKETS.
 SB822TO REQUIRE GREATER ACCOUNTABILITY ON THE EXPENDITURE OF NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH ACT STUDENT CATEGORICAL FUNDS.
 SB823
Act 803
TO PROMOTE THE CONSERVATION OF ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES IN BUILDINGS OWNED BY PUBLIC AGENCIES AND INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
 SB824TO REQUIRE EMPLOYERS OF FIREFIGHTERS TO PROVIDE CANCER POLICIES FOR CERTAIN FORMS OF CANCER DEVELOPED THROUGH THEIR WORK AS FIREFIGHTERS.
 SB825CONCERNING FUNDING FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
 SB826TO AMEND THE ACADEMIC FACILITIES PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM AND THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOL ACADEMIC FACILITIES PROGRAM.
 SB841TO REVISE THE DIGITAL PRODUCT AND MOTION PICTURE INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 2009; TO INCREASE THE REBATE AMOUNT; TO ADDRESS EXPENDITURES ELIGIBLE FOR THE REBATE.
 SB884TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS.
 SB93TO MODIFY AND ADJUST THE BENEFITS FOR THE BENEFIT PARTICIPANTS OF THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
 SB94TO MODIFY THE OPERATIONS OF THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
 SB95
Act 977
TO ALLOW THE MAXIMUM LUMP-SUM DEATH BENEFIT TO BE PAID TO MEMBERS OF THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM WHO HAVE ACCRUED FIFTEEN (15) YEARS OF CONTRIBUTORY SERVICE; TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SJR8TO PROMOTE ACCOUNTABILITY, AFFORDABILITY, AND EFFICIENCY IN HIGHER EDUCATION BY ESTABLISHING THE ARKANSAS SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION.
CoSponsor
 HB1056
Act 736
TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INCOME TAX RELIEF TO HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD TAXPAYERS WITH TWO (2) OR MORE DEPENDENTS.
 HB1061
Act 204
THE ATHLETE AGENT REFORM ACT OF 2011.
 HB1315
Act 196
TO PROVIDE HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS.
 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.
 HB2178
Act 1209
TO ESTABLISH THE TEACHER EXCELLENCE AND SUPPORT SYSTEM AND ALIGN CURRENT LAW CONCERNING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TEACHER FAIR DISMISSAL WITH THE SYSTEM.
 HCR1011IN RECOGNITION OF THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF MR. RYAN MALLETT AND TO ENCOURAGE AND TO SUPPORT THE SUCCESS OF THE RYAN MALLETT FOUNDATION.
 HJR1001A TEMPORARY ONE-HALF PERCENT SALES AND USE TAX FOR STATE HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES AND COUNTY AND CITY ROADS, BRIDGES AND OTHER SURFACE TRANSPORTATION WITH STATE REVENUES SECURING FOUR-LANE HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION AND IMPROVEMENT BONDS
 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.
 SB138
Act 166
TO ESTABLISH THE POSITIVE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT GRANT PROGRAM ACT.
 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.
 SB221
Act 303
THE ARKANSAS FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY ACT.
 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.
 SB309
Act 515
TO REGULATE THE ISSUANCE OF CLOSING PROTECTION LETTERS.
 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.
 SB345
Act 304
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING 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.
 SB56
Act 36
REGARDING BAIL BONDSMEN CONTINUING EDUCATION.
 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.
 SB832CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE ACT OF 1989.
 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.
 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.