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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: 19
Seniority:
19
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. 2009
Public Service:
House 1999, 2001; Senate 2003, 2005, 2007. 2009


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO CORRECT THE LANGUAGE IN ARKANSAS CODE § 24-11-804 (a)(1).
TO AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS FOR FORMER MILITARY PERSONNEL TO OBTAIN SERVICE CREDIT IN LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE PENSION AND RELIEF FUNDS.
TO AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS FOR FORMER MILITARY PERSONNEL TO OBTAIN SERVICE CREDIT IN THE ARKANSAS LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO ALLOW THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE ARKANSAS LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM TO RECOVER OVERPAYMENTS THROUGH COURT ACTION.
TO AMEND THE STATE POLICE RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO AMEND TITLE 24, CHAPTER 4 CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING MEMBERS BENEFITS UNDER THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO AMEND THE CALCULATION OF DEFERRED ANNUITIES, ALLOW EXTRA TIME FOR MEMBERS TO SELECT CONTRIBUTORY SERVICE, INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF REDUCED ANNUITY, AND AMEND THE RETIREMENT MEMBERSHIP OF DISTRICT COURT CLERKS.
TO AMEND THE CALCULATIONS FOR BENEFITS AND FOR STRAIGHT LIFE ANNUITY UNDER THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO ADJUST THE AMOUNT OF TIME A RETIRED MEMBER OF THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM SHALL REMAIN RETIRED BEFORE RETURNING TO COVERED EMPLOYMENT.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE TITLE 24 PERTAINING TO RETIREMENT AND PENSIONS.
TO AMEND A PORTION OF ARKANSAS CODE TITLE 24 CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE TITLE 24, CHAPTER 7 CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO AMEND PORTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE PERTAINING TO THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO ALLOW A WAIVER OF PENALTY FOR DELINQUENT EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS.
TO AMEND PORTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE PERTAINING TO THE ARKANSAS JUDICIAL RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE TITLE 24, CHAPTER 8 CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS JUDICIAL RETIREMENT SYSTEM; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
TO AMEND PORTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE PERTAINING TO THE ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE TITLE 24, CHAPTER 5 CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO AMEND TITLE 24, CHAPTER 6 CONCERNING THE STATE POLICE RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO AMEND TITLE 24, CHAPTER 10 CONCERNING THE LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING MEMBERS BENEFITS UNDER THE LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING MEMBERS BENEFITS UNDER THE LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE PENSION AND RELIEF FUNDS.
TO INCREASE THE MULTIPLIER USED BY THE LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM AND TO FUND THE INCREASED MULTIPLIER BY AN INCREASE IN THE MEMBER'S CONTRIBUTION.
TO AMEND THE EARLY RETIREMENT PROVISIONS UNDER THE LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO AMEND THE PREMIUM TAX PROVISIONS UNDER THE LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO MAKE ADJUSTMENTS TO THE LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE PENSION AND RELIEF FUNDS.
TO AMEND THE UNIFORM EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS FOR THE LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO MAKE ADJUSTMENTS TO THE LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO AMEND THE LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO AMEND THE PREMIUM TAX ALLOCATIONS SO THAT A LOCAL PLAN THAT CONSOLIDATES WITH THE ARKANSAS LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM CONTINUES TO RECEIVE THE SAME AMOUNT IN ADDITION TO OTHER INCOME.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS FIRE AND POLICE PENSION GUARANTEE FUND TO INCLUDE PLANS ADMINISTERED BY THE LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM WITH A COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT.
TO CLARIFY WHEN A FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENT IS NEEDED UNDER THE LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE PENSION AND RELIEF FUNDS.
TO AMEND THE LUMP-SUM DEATH BENEFIT UNDER THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO INCLUDE THE NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFICATION BONUSES AS SALARY FOR THE PURPOSES OF RETIREMENT BENEFITS UNDER THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
AN ACT TO TO CLARIFY THE PROCESS OF FILLING AN ALDERMANIC VACANCY IN A CITY OF THE FIRST CLASS.
TO ALLOW REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION FOR A STUDENT WHO HAS DIFFICULTY WITH SENSORY PROCESSING WHEN TAKING STATE REQUIRED TESTS.
AN ACT FOR THE SAU-TECH - ARKANSAS FIRE TRAINING ACADEMY MODEL FIRE STATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - ARKANSAS STATE LIBRARY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
THE LIGNITE MINERAL INTEREST LAPSE ACT OF 2009.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - VIOLENCE AND INTERVENTION PROGRAM GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO CREATE THE RAILROAD MODERNIZATION ACT OF 2009; AND TO ESTABLISH AN INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR QUALIFIED RAILROAD RECONSTRUCTION OR REPLACEMENT EXPENDITURES.
CONCERNING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS FOR A PROFESSIONAL BAIL BONDSMAN.
TO ADD A LAY MEMBER TO THE PROFESSIONAL BAIL BONDSMAN LICENSING BOARD.
THE ARKANSAS SURFACE USE AND MINERAL DEVELOPMENT ACCOMMODATION ACT.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE DEFINITIONS REGARDING PRIVATE RESIDENT AND CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOLS
TO DEFINE THE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE ARRAY OF COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES FOR AT-RISK, DELINQUENT AND FAMILIES IN NEED OF SERVICES YOUTH.
TO INCLUDE HIGH EFFICIENCY ELECTRIC POWER GENERATORS IN THE DEFINITION OF MANUFACTURER FOR THE PURPOSE OF THE PHASE-IN OF THE REDUCED EXCISE TAX RATE ON NATURAL GAS USED IN MANUFACTURING.
DEFINE THE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE ARRAY OF COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES FOR AT-RISK, DELINQUENT, AND FAMILIES-IN-NEED-OF- SERVICES YOUTH.
Primary Sponsor for House
TO RENAME SAU-TECH ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL CENTER TO THE ARKANSAS ENVIRONMENTAL TRAINING ACADEMY.
TO ADD AN OFFICER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS STATE POLICE TO THE ARKANSAS COMMISSION ON LAW ENFORCEMENT STANDARDS AND TRAINING.
TO AMEND THE OIL AND GAS COMMISSION'S RULES FOR ADMINISTERING THE NATURAL GAS PIPELINE SAFETY ACT OF 1968; AND TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF "TRANSPORTATION OF GAS" UNDER THE ARKANSAS NATURAL GAS PIPELINE SAFETY ACT OF 1971.
TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE OIL AND GAS COMMISSION'S MEETINGS, DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION AND CONSERVATION, HEARINGS, ASSESSMENTS, RULES, PERMITS, PLUGGING A WELL, ROYALTY PAYMENTS, AND PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS.
AN ACT FOR THE SAU-TECH - FIRE TRAINING ACADEMY APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2009-2010 FISCAL YEAR.
AN ACT FOR THE SAU-TECH - ARKANSAS ENVIRONMENTAL ACADEMY BUILDINGS EXPANSION AND RENOVATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO 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.
TO GRANT THE POWER OF EMINENT DOMAIN TO MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENTS FOR THE CONDEMNATION OF INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURING PLANTS FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROTECTING JOBS AND PROMOTING INDUSTRIAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
RECOMMENDING THAT A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF FUNDING FOR TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE BE COMMITTED TO COMPLETE CONSTRUCTION OF I-69 IN ARKANSAS.
CoSponsor
THE ARKANSAS SCHOLARSHIP LOTTERY ACT
TO IMPROVE THE SAFETY OF ROADS AND HIGHWAYS IN THE STATE BY ADDRESSING ISSUES RELATED TO THE LICENSING OF YOUTHFUL DRIVERS.
TO REQUIRE THE BUYER TO REMIT THE ASSESSMENT ON THE SALE OF RICE; AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE ASSESSMENT'S USE AND CONSIDERATION OF BUYER AND PRODUCER PREFERENCES.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A PROVIDER FEE FOR INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITIES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.
TO ALLOW PERSONS WITH A BIRTH-THROUGH-KINDERGARTEN TEACHING LICENSE TO TEACH IN ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOL OR EDUCATION SERVICE COOPERATIVE PREKINDERGARTEN AND KINDERGARTEN PROGRAMS.
AN ACT REGARDING STATE FUNDED PHARMACY BENEFIT PLANS.
AN ACT TO REPEAL THE PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENTIAL PRIMARY ELECTION.
AN ACT TO LEVY AN ASSESSMENT FEE ON HOSPITALS TO IMPROVE HEALTH CARE ACCESS FOR THE CITIZENS OF ARKANSAS.
TO PROHIBIT THE CONSOLIDATION OR ANNEXATION OF AN ISOLATED SCHOOL DISTRICT IF THE RESULTING SCHOOL DISTRICT WILL BE LARGER THAN ONE THOUSAND SQUARE MILES (1,000 SQ. MI.).
TO REDUCE THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON FOOD AND FOOD INGREDIENTS.
CONCERNING THE MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. COMMISSION.
TO PROVIDE HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING TOBACCO TREATMENT, PREVENTION, AND CESSATION.
THE COLORECTAL CANCER PREVENTION, EARLY DETECTION, AND TREATMENT ACT OF 2009.
A RESOLUTION REGARDING TRANSITIONAL CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY.
AMENDING THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION TO CREATE A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO HUNT, FISH, TRAP, AND HARVEST WILDLIFE.
WELCOMING 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.
PROCLAIMING MARCH 2009 AS MUSIC IN OUR SCHOOLS MONTH.
CoSponsor for House
THE ARKANSAS SCHOLARSHIP LOTTERY ACT.
TO REQUIRE THAT A MAJORITY OF THE MEMBERS OF THE OIL AND GAS COMMISSION BE EXPERIENCED IN THE DEVELOPMENT, PRODUCTION, AND TRANSPORTATION OF OIL AND GAS.
THE ROGER PHILLIPS TRANSFER POLICY ACT.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEE HEALTH INSURANCE APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2009-2010 FISCAL YEAR.
AN 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.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS GEOLOGICAL SURVEY - ARKANSAS LIGNITE RESOURCES PILOT PROGRAM GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT MONTICELLO - FOREST RESOURCES COMPLEX AND INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING, RENOVATING, CONSTRUCTING, EQUIPPING AND FURNISHING GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
THE FAIR DISCLOSURE TO EMPLOYERS, INSURANCE COMPANIES, AND OTHERS OF PAYMENTS FOR PHARMACISTS' SERVICES ACT.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A PROVIDER FEE FOR INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITIES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.
TO ESTABLISH A SYSTEM OF EDUCATION WITHIN THE DIVISION OF YOUTH SERVICES.
TO ENCOURAGE AND FOSTER ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND REVITALIZE COMMUNITIES BY ALLOWING A TAX CREDIT FOR THE REHABILITATION OF HISTORIC STRUCTURES LOCATED IN ARKANSAS.
TO AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL END-OF-COURSE ASSESSMENTS.

Committees

Committees