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Senator Gene Jeffress (D)

1483 Ouachita 47, Louann, 71751

Senator Gene Jeffress (D)
Phone: 870-689-3537
Phone:
District: 25
District:
25
Seniority: 25
Seniority:
25
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, 2007
Public Service:
House 1999, 2001; Senate 2003, 2005, 2007


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF "COUNTY EMPLOYEES" UNDER THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO CREATE A STATE POLICE OFFICER HIGHWAY DEDICATION PROGRAM.
TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT THE STATE HIGHWAY COMMISSION IS AUTHORIZED TO PAY FOR A TOOL ALLOWANCE FOR SPECIFIC EMPLOYEES.
TO REGULATE OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION AND TO LIMIT COMPENSATION FOR SPILL DAMAGES TO THE SURFACE ESTATE.
TO AMEND 6-18-207 TO RAISE THE AGE OF ENROLLMENT IN KINDERGARTEN IN PUBLIC SCHOOL.
TO MODIFY THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE STATE FIRE PREVENTION COMMISSION.
TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO PROVIDE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR STUDENTS WITH IRLEN SYNDROME WHEN ADMINISTERING A STATE-MANDATED ASSESSMENT.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - RECOVERY AND PREVENTION CENTERS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - STATE ASSISTANCE TO MENTAL HEALTH CENTERS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE SAU-TECH - CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF AGING AND ADULT SERVICES - GRANTS FOR SENIOR CITIZEN CENTERS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES - GRANTS FOR FIRE DEPARTMENTS AND COUNTY FAIRS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE SOUTH ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE - CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE STATE ATHLETIC COMMISSION - GRANTS TO VARIOUS BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS IN ARKANSAS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM - GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT - GRANTS FOR INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO REMOVE THE LICENSURE REQUIREMENT FOR FLIGHT INSTRUCTORS AND FLIGHT SCHOOLS LICENSED UNDER APPROPRIATE FEDERAL AVIATION AUTHORITY REGULATIONS.
TO AMEND THE SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE ACT OF 2005 TO DISTINGUISH PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS WITH A DISTINCTIVE SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE.
TO ENHANCE THE REGULATION BY THE OIL AND GAS COMMISSION OF OIL, GAS, AND BRINE PRODUCTION.
TO PROVIDE VARIOUS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVES FOR THE CREATION AND PRESERVATION OF JOBS AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY AND TO RETAIN BUSINESSES.
TO AMEND THE SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE ACT OF 2005 TO DISTINGUISH PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS WITH A DISTINCTIVE SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE.
AN ACT TO CLARIFY THE PURPOSES OF ACT 1029 AND ACT 2315 OF THE REGULAR SESSION OF 2005.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 24-12-129 TO GIVE MORE MUNICIPAL OFFICIALS AND EMPLOYEES THE OPPORTUNITY TO RECEIVE RETIREMENT BENEFITS.
TO MANDATE HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR AUTISM AND RELATED DISORDERS.
CONCERNING THE TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP OF POULTRY OPERATIONS.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE TITLE 6 TO CREATE A TASK FORCE ON TEACHER COMPENSATION AND TO PILOT AND IMPLEMENT A PROGRAM FOR A TEACHER COMPENSATION PROGRAM.
COMMENDING THE SMACKOVER SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR THE ADDITIONAL NUMBER OF STUDENT INSTRUCTIONAL DAYS OFFERED.
COMMENDING THE ARKANSAS AGING INITIATIVE FOR ITS CONTINUING COMMITMENT TO ARKANSAS' SENIOR CITIZENS.
COMMENDING THE MURPHY OIL CORPORATION ON THE EL DORADO PROMISE, A FIFTY MILLION DOLLAR ($50,000,000) PLAN TO SEND EL DORADO PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS TO COLLEGE.
Primary Sponsor for House
AN ACT CONCERNING THE TRANSFER OF MUNICIPAL POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFICERS FROM THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO MODIFY THE REQUIREMENTS FOR FILING INSTRUMENTS WITH A COUNTY RECORDER.
AN ACT TO REPEAL 6-65-405 regarding the SAU-Tech advisory committee.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE SALES AND USE TAX LAW PERTAINING TO THE TAXABILITY OF THE LEASE OR RENTAL OF PORTABLE TOILETS AND ASSOCIATED SERVICES.
AN ACT FOR THE SOUTH ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE - HEALTH AND NATURAL SCIENCES BUILDING GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE SAU-TECH - MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR PROJECTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEE FAIR HEARING ACT.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CREDIT.
CoSponsor
TO PROMOTE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WITHIN THE STATE BY EXEMPTING FROM THE STATE SALES TAX ENERGY USED OR CONSUMED IN MANUFACTURING.
TO PROMOTE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WITHIN THE STATE BY REDUCING THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX ON NATURAL GAS AND ELECTRICITY USED OR CONSUMED IN MANUFACTURING.
TO AMEND THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON FOOD AND FOOD INGREDIENTS.
AN ACT TO PROHIBIT INTERNET SALES INTO ARKANSAS OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS IF THE PATIENT HAS NOT ACTUALLY CONSULTED A PRESCRIBING PRACTITIONER.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING ACT OF 2003 TO EQUALIZE THE FUNDING PROVIDED FOR A DISTRICT WITH A GROWING OR DECLINING ENROLLMENT.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE DISTRICT COURT RESOURCE ASSESSMENT BOARD; TO CREATE A PILOT PROGRAM OF FULL-TIME DISTRICT COURT JUDGES THAT ARE EMPLOYEES OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS; TO CONSOLIDATE CITY COURTS WITH DISTRICT COURTS.
TO DEVELOP THE ALTERNATIVE FUELS INDUSTRY IN ARKANSAS BY ESTABLISHING GOALS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF AND STANDARDS FOR ALTERNATIVE FUELS USED IN MOTOR VEHICLES.
TO PROVIDE FOR A REAL-TIME ELECTRONIC LOGBOOK FOR A PHARMACY TO RECORD PURCHASES OF PSEUDOPHEDRINE AND OTHER SIMILAR SUBSTANCES; TO PROVIDE FOR THE MAINTENANCE AND ACCESS TO THE REAL-TIME ELECTRONIC LOGBOOK; AND FOR PENALTIES.
AN ACT TO IMPLEMENT THE FINDINGS OF THE ARKANSAS LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE ON ABUSED AND NEGLECTED CHILDREN AND TO PROTECT CHILD VICTIMS OF ABUSE AND NEGLECT THROUGH NEW AND EXPANDED PROGRAMS.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE UAMS CANCER RESEARCH CENTER MATCHING FUND.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE INCENTIVES FOR TEACHER RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION AND TO EQUALIZE TEACHER SALARIES IN HIGH-PRIORITY SCHOOL DISTRICTS WITH SURROUNDING HIGHER PAYING SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE FUNDING FORMULA MODEL FOR TWO-YEAR COLLEGES.
"ARKANSAS INTERSTATE HIGHWAY FINANCING ACT OF 2007."
TO REQUIRE ALL MOTORISTS TO CARRY MINIMUM MOTOR VEHICLE LIABILITY INSURANCE COVERAGE; NAMED DRIVER EXCLUSIONS TO BE LISTED ON PROOF OF INSURANCE CARDS; AND A NOTICE CONCERNING A NAMED DRIVER EXCLUSION TO THE INSURED.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A GRAIN ASSESSMENT TO PROMOTE GRAIN PRODUCTION THROUGH BIOFUEL INCENTIVES.
ENCOURAGING THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME TO ADD THE BROWNS TO ITS MEMBERSHIP.
REQUESTING A STUDY BE CONDUCTED TO DETERMINE THE ESSENTIAL COMPONENTS OF AN EXEMPLARY STATEWIDE TEACHER SUPPORT SYSTEM AND REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO DEVELOP A PLAN FOR IMPLEMENTATION.
TO PROCLAIM FEBRUARY 2007 AS CHORAL MUSIC MONTH IN RECOGNITION OF THE FORTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ARKANSAS CHORAL DIRECTOR'S ASSOCIATION.
COMMENDING MS. DEENA BURNETT FOR MAKING VITAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO CITIZENS IN ARKANSAS AND AROUND THE WORLD BY INSPIRING OTHERS TO BUILD A STRONG FOUNDATION OF CHARACTER, CONVICTION, AND COURAGE.
TO AUTHORIZE THE WIN ROCKEFELLER MEMORIAL SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE SENATE RULES COMMITTEE TO ACCEPT CONTRIBUTIONS AND COMMISSION A BUST IN HONOR OF THE LATE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR WINTHROP PAUL ROCKEFELLER.
HONORING THE DISTINGUISHED PUBLIC SERVICE OF SENATOR JACK CRITCHER.
COMMENDING SENATORS JIM HILL, JIM ARGUE, DAVE BISBEE, AND JACK CRITCHER ON THEIR YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE ARKANSAS GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
COMMENDING ARKANSAS FARMERS FOR THEIR VITAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SECURITY AND ECONOMIC WELL-BEING OF THE STATE AND THE NATION.
CoSponsor for House
AN ACT TO REPEAL THE REQUIREMENT THAT SCHOOL DISTRICTS MUST PROVIDE TO PARENTS AN ANNUAL BODY MASS INDEX REPORT ON EACH STUDENT.
ARKANSAS ORTHOTICS, PROSTHETICS, AND PEDORTHICS PRACTICE ACT OF 2007.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS ALTERNATIVE FUELS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM AND THE ARKANSAS ALTERNATIVE FUELS DEVELOPMENT FUND AND TO REPEAL OBSOLETE SECTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE RELATED TO ALTERNATIVE FUELS AND WEATHERIZATION.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL LAW.
TO LIMIT THE LOCATION OF ADULT-ORIENTED BUSINESSES IN PROXIMITY TO LOCATIONS FREQUENTED BY CHILDREN.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING ACT OF 2003 AND TO ENSURE THAT EVERY PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THE STATE RECEIVES THE FULL AMOUNT OF FOUNDATION FUNDING.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR ENHANCED EDUCATIONAL FUNDING BY SUPPLEMENTING THE AMOUNT OF PER STUDENT FOUNDATION FUNDING DISTRIBUTED TO SCHOOL DISTRICTS FOR THE 2007-2008 AND 2008-2009 SCHOOL YEARS.
AN ACT TO DEVELOP GUIDELINES FOR ENDORSED CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT COURSES THAT MAY BE TAUGHT ALONG WITH ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES IN HIGH SCHOOLS AND TO REPEAL THE CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT COURSE APPROVAL PANEL.
TO FUND PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAMS AND SERVICES FOR THE UNDERSERVED BY IMPOSING ADDITIONAL CIGARETTE AND TOBACCO TAXES AND TO INCREASE GENERAL REVENUES.
THE ARKANSAS FAIR TRADE PRACTICES FOR PHARMACY BENEFITS MANAGERS ACT.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - CITIES AND COUNTIES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO FINANCE HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION AND TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL COUNTY AID AND MUNCIPAL AID.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT MONTICELLO - FOREST RESOURCES COMPLEX GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT MONTICELLO - SCIENCE CENTER GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT - SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS INTERMODAL FACILITY STUDY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO DEVELOP AN ENERGY UTILIZATION STRATEGY FOR LIGNITE PRODUCTION AND USE BY CREATING THE ARKANSAS LIGNITE RESOURCES PILOT PROGRAM.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS CLEAN ENERGY DEVELOPMENT ACT.
REQUESTING A STUDY TO DETERMINE THE NEEDS FOR STATE FOUNDATION FUNDING FOR A SCHOOL DISTRICT'S GROWTH IN AVERAGE DAILY MEMBERSHIP, WHAT LEVEL OF FUNDING MAY BE NEEDED, AND ON WHAT BASIS THE STATE SHOULD PROVIDE THE FUNDING.
REQUESTING A STUDY IN COOPERATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO DEVELOP MORE DETAILED, UNIFORM REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR FUND BALANCES AND FUND BALANCES FOR CATEGORICAL FUNDING.
REQUESTING A STUDY TO DETERMINE WHETHER FUNDING FOR INSTRUCTIONAL FACILITATORS SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM FOUNDATION FUNDING AND INSTRUCTIONAL FACILITATORS FUNDED SEPARATELY THROUGH CATEGORICAL FUNDING.
REQUESTING THAT THE HOUSE AND SENATE INTERIM COMMITTEES ON EDUCATION CONDUCT A STUDY TO IDENTIFY BEST PRACTICES AMONG ALTERNATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS IN ARKANSAS AND TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPLEMENTING THOSE PRACTICES STATEWIDE.
REQUESTING THAT THE HOUSE AND SENATE INTERIM COMMITTEES ON EDUCATION STUDY THE IMPACT OF REMOVING PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEE HEALTH INSURANCE FUNDING FROM FOUNDATION FUNDING AND TRANSFERRING THAT OBLIGATION TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.

Committees

Committees