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Senator Gene Jeffress

1483 Ouachita 47, Louann, 71751

Senator Gene Jeffress
Phone: 870-689-3537
Phone:
District: 25
District:
25
Seniority: 27
Seniority:
27
Occupation: Retired School Teacher
Occupation:
Retired School Teacher
Church Affiliation: Southern Baptist
Church Affiliation:
Southern Baptist
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: House 1999,2001; Senate 2003, 2005
Public Service:
House 1999, 2001; Senate 2003, 2005


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO CREATE THE RAILROAD MODERNIZATION ACT OF 2005; AND TO ESTABLISH AN INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR QUALIFIED RAILROAD RECONSTRUCTION OR REPLACEMENT EXPENDITURES.
TO AMEND THE ENABLING LEGISLATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS.
AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO PUBLISH INFORMATION.
AN ACT TO ALLOW SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO SEEK PROPOSALS FROM HEALTH INSURERS OR HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONS FOR THE HEALTH CARE COVERAGE OF DISTRICT EMPLOYEES.
AN ACT TO EXTEND THE TIME PERIOD FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO FILE A BUDGET AND EXPENDITURES REPORT WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.
AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO PROVIDE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR STUDENTS WITH IRLEN SYNDROME WHEN ADMINISTERING STATE REQUIRED TESTS.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE USE OF SURPLUS FUNDS IN THE ARKANSAS LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE INSURANCE BENEFITS TO MEMBERS OF THE ARKANSAS LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION OF PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS HISTORY IN-SERVICE TRAINING REQUIREMENTS.
AN ACT FOR THE SAU-TECH - WORKFORCE TRAINING CENTER GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE SOUTH ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE - INSTITUTIONAL IMPROVEMENTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - CALHOUN COUNTY COURTHOUSE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR THE EXPANSION OF THE ARKANSAS MUSEUM OF NATURAL RESOURCES THROUGH A PRIVILEGE TAX ON PROCESSING CRUDE OIL.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - UNION COUNTY FAIR GROUNDS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - MT. HOLLY COMMUNITY CENTER IN UNION COUNTY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - CITIES IN CALHOUN, OUACHITA AND UNION COUNTIES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - STATE ASSISTANCE TO FIRE DEPARTMENTS IN SOUTH-CENTRAL ARKANSAS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - OUACHITA COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT #1 GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - UNION COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT RESCUE UNIT GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - STATE ASSISTANCE TO THE CITIES OF STRONG, HUTTIG AND LOUANN GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - COUNTY FAIRS IN CALHOUN AND OUACHITA COUNTIES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - SENIOR CITIZENS CENTERS IN SOUTH-CENTRAL ARKANSAS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - STATE ASSISTANCE TO THE CANEY CREEK FIRE DEPARTMENT IN HAMPTON, ARKANSAS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
COMMENDING THE CAMDEN FAIRVIEW HIGH SCHOOL BAND FOR REPRESENTING THE STATE OF ARKANSAS IN THE 2005 PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURAL PARADE.
Primary Sponsor for House
AN ACT FOR THE SOUTH ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE - CONSTRUCTING, EQUIPPING AND ASSOCIATED COSTS FOR THE ALLIED HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES BUILDING GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE SOUTH ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE - PURCHASE OF PROPERTY FOR THE WEST CAMPUS EXPANSION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO EXTEND THE TIME PERIOD FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO FILE A BUDGET AND EXPENDITURES REPORT WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.
AN ACT FOR SAU-TECH GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
THE ARKANSAS LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY CONTRACT PROTECTION ACT.
AN ACT TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF HOURS OF TRAINING THAT A NEWLY ELECTED MEMBER OF A SCHOOL BOARD OF DIRECTORS IS REQUIRED TO OBTAIN FOLLOWING ELECTION.
AN ACT TO ENSURE THAT TEACHERS RECEIVE A THIRTY-MINUTE UNINTERRUPTED DUTY-FREE LUNCH PERIOD DURING EACH STUDENT INSTRUCTIONAL DAY.
CoSponsor
AN ACT TO REQUIRE SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO HAVE A REDUCTION IN FORCE POLICY IN EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT BASED UPON OBJECTIVE CRITERIA.
TO CREATE THE TRANSDERMAL ALCOHOL MONITORING PROGRAM IN THE OFFICE OF DRIVER SERVICES OF THE REVENUE DIVISION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION.
AN ACT TO CONTROL THE DISTRIBUTION OF CERTAIN PRECURSOR INGREDIENTS UTILIZED TO MANUFACTURE METHAMPHETAMINE.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER SCHOOL LAW.
TO PROVIDE THAT ON-CALL MEDICAL SPECIALISTS REQUIRED TO BE ON CALL TWENTY-FOUR (24) HOURS PER DAY AT A HUMAN DEVELOPMENT CENTER MAY BECOME MEMBERS OF APERS.
TO ALLOW APERS MEMBERS TO PURCHASE SERVICE CREDIT FOR TIME IN THE NATIONAL GUARD OR ARMED FORCES RESERVE.
AN ACT TO AMEND STATE POLICE FINANCING FOR ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR RETIREMENT BENEFITS, ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE STATE POLICE RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS FIRE TRAINING ACADEMY FUND.
TO ENHANCE THE MARKETABILITY OF THE TITLE OF PROPERTY SOLD FOR NONPAYMENT OF TAXES.
TO PERMIT ACTIONS TO QUIET THE TITLE OF MINERAL INTERESTS SOLD FOR NONPAYMENT OF TAXES.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE PHYSICAL EDUCATION COURSE CREDIT FOR PARTICIPATION IN SCHOOL SPORTS ACTIVITIES.
AN ACT TO ELIMINATE PERFORMANCE-BASED BUDGETING FOR STATE AGENCIES.
AN ACT TO BE KNOWN AS THE WATER QUALITY PROTECTION ACT OF 2005.
AN ACT CONCERNING PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENTIAL PRIMARY ELECTIONS.
AN ACT TO STRENGTHEN AND EXPAND TRANSFER AGREEMENTS AMONG COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES IN ARKANSAS.
AN ACT TO ALLOW THE LOCAL SCHOOL BOARD OF DIRECTORS TO PROTECT THE PRIVACY RIGHTS OF A STUDENT DURING AN EXPULSION HEARING.
AN ACT TO REPEAL THE INCOME TAX SURCHARGE BEGINNING WITH TAX YEAR 2005.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE SPECIAL NEEDS FUNDING FOR CERTAIN ISOLATED SCHOOLS; AND TO PROVIDE SPECIAL NEEDS FUNDING FOR CERTAIN SCHOOL DISTRICTS WITH A LOW STUDENT DENSITY.
AN ACT TO ALLOW GRANT FUNDS FOR FISH AND WILDLIFE EDUCATION TO BE DISTRIBUTED TO CONSERVATION DISTRICTS IN ADDITION TO SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
PATIENT PROTECTION ACT OF 2005.
AN ACT TO CREATE A DIVISION OF AGRICULTURAL PROMOTION AND MARKETING WITHIN THE STATE PLANT BOARD.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE A WAIVER OF THE WRITTEN KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS TEST FOR SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS THAT HAVE MORE THAN TWO (2) YEARS OF EXPERIENCE.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - STATE ASSISTANCE TO THE OUACHITA RIVER COMMISSION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - STATE ASSISTANCE TO THE ARKANSAS YOUTH SUICIDE PREVENTION TASK FORCE ADVISORY COUNCIL GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
THE UNBORN CHILD PAIN AWARENESS AND PREVENTION ACT OF 2005.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION COMMISSION - DEMONSTRATION PROJECT - PROAGRI ACTIVATOR PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGIES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
THE ARKANSAS YOUTH SUICIDE PREVENTION ACT.
AN ACT TO STRENGTHEN THE AUTHORITY OF THE ARKANSAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD BY ALLOCATING HIGHER EDUCATION FUNDING TO THE BOARD FOR DISBURSEMENT TO COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES.
IN RESPECTFUL MEMORY OF DR. FAY W. BOOZMAN AND IN RECOGNITION OF HIS MANY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AND HIS LOCAL COMMUNITY.
IN RESPECTFUL MEMORY OF MR. CLAUD CASH AND IN RECOGNITION OF HIS MANY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AND HIS LOCAL COMMUNITY.
IN RESPECTFUL MEMORY OF MR. MIKE EVERETT AND IN RECOGNITION OF HIS MANY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AND HIS LOCAL COMMUNITY.
HONORING THE ONE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF ROTARY INTERNATIONAL.
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION FOR THE PRESERVATION OF HUNTING, TRAPPING, AND FISHING.
RECOGNIZING AND COMMENDING THE ARKANSAS AGING INITIATIVE FOR ITS SPECIALIZED GERIATRIC SERVICES TO OLDER ARKANSANS AND THEIR FAMILIES.
COMMENDING THE ARKANSAS SOLDIERS, AIRMEN, SAILORS, AND MARINES OF THE ARKANSAS ARMY NATIONAL GUARD AND THE ARMED FORCES RESERVE FOR THEIR SERVICE.
COMMENDING MR. CHARLES E. KNOX.
COMMENDING THE FORESTRY STUDENTS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT MONTICELLO ON WINNING THE ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN FORESTRY CLUBS' 2005 CONCLAVE COMPETITION.
HONORING THE DISTINGUISHED PUBLIC SERVICE OF SENATOR JERRY BOOKOUT.
HONORING THE DISTINGUISHED PUBLIC SERVICE OF SENATOR TIM WOOLDRIDGE.
CoSponsor for House
AN ACT TO REQUIRE PARENTAL CONSENT BEFORE PERFORMING AN ABORTION ON A MINOR.
TO PERMIT THE RELOCATION OF BRANCH BANKS WITHIN THE IMMEDIATE NEIGHBORHOOD OF EXISTING BRANCHES.
AN ACT TO DEFINE OPERATOR AND TO ALLOW AN OPERATOR TO APPLY FOR AN ORDER TO INTEGRATE THE INTERESTS OF OWNERS IN A DRILLING UNIT.
AN ACT TO LIMIT THE PERIOD OF TIME IN WHICH THE ARKANSAS APPRAISER LICENSING AND CERTIFICATION BOARD CAN INITIATE AN INVESTIGATION AND CONDUCT A DISCIPLINARY HEARING.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - MACK-BLACKWELL RURAL TRANSPORTATION CENTER GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A PROCESS TO PROVIDE MORE EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE TRANSFER OF CREDITS FOR LOWER DIVISION GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES BETWEEN INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE CONTINUED ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS NATURAL RESOURCE MANUFACTURING BASE.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS LEADERSHIP ACADEMY SCHOOL SUPPORT PROGRAM.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR ACCURATE INSTITUTIONAL ADVICE FOR UNIVERSITY COURSE WORK AND DEGREE COMPLETION.
TO PROVIDE FOR A SALES AND USE TAX EXEMPTION FOR QUALIFIED MUSEUMS.
LONG TERM CARE RESIDENT PROTECTION ACT OF 2005.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE AN ARKANSAS GOVERNOR'S SCHOLARSHIP TO A STUDENT IN EACH OF THE SEVENTY-FIVE (75) COUNTIES IN ARKANSAS.
TO PROHIBIT INTERFERENCE WITH STUDENT- LED AND STUDENT-INITIATED PRAYERS AT PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNCTIONS WITHIN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
REQUESTING THAT THE ARKANSAS CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION SUPPORT LEGISLATION THAT WILL ENABLE ARKANSANS WHO SUBSCRIBE TO A SATELLITE TELEVISION SERVICE TO RECEIVE ACCESS TO ARKANSAS LOCAL TELEVISION BROADCASTS.

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