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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: 8
Seniority:
8
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 CLARIFY THE REQUIREMENTS FOR RECIPROCAL SERVICE CREDITS FOR PUBLIC EMPLOYEES; TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO MODIFY THE QUARTERLY PAYMENT SCHEDULE FOR ROYALTIES ON ADDITIONAL SUBSTANCES DECLARED BY THE OIL AND GAS COMMISSION TO BE PROFITABLY EXTRACTED FROM BRINE.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - TREATMENT AND PREVENTION PROGRAM GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE SAU-TECH AUTO BODY BUILDING GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES - CITY PARK SPORTS COMPLEX GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE SAU-TECH GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE SOUTH ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
REGARDING BAIL BONDSMEN CONTINUING EDUCATION.
TO REVISE ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING HEATING, VENTILATION, AIR CONDITIONING, AND REFRIGERATION WORKERS AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE DEFINITIONS REGARDING 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 PORTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE PERTAINING TO THE ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
CONCERNING THE RIGHTS OF SURFACE OWNERS AND OWNERS OF MINERAL INTERESTS RELATING TO NONPAYMENT OF ROYALTIES UNDER § 26-37-314.
CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE ACT OF 1989.
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.
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.
TO AMEND PORTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE PERTAINING TO THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO AMEND PORTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE PERTAINING TO THE STATE RETIREMENT SYSTEMS.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE STATE BOARD OF PRIVATE CAREER EDUCATION.
COMMENDING ARKANSAS FARMERS FOR THEIR VITAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SECURITY AND ECONOMIC WELL-BEING OF THE STATE AND THE NATION.
Primary Sponsor for House
TO CREATE A SALES TAX HOLIDAY FOR CLOTHING, CLOTHING ACCESSORIES OR EQUIPMENT, SCHOOL SUPPLIES, SCHOOL ART SUPPLIES, AND SCHOOL INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIAL
REGARDING TRAINING AND INSTRUCTION BY THE ARKANSAS COMMISSION ON LAW ENFORCEMENT STANDARDS AND TRAINING.
TO ESTABLISH PERFORMANCE RATINGS FOR EDUCATION SERVICE COOPERATIVES.
TO REGULATE THE RELEASE OF HOGS INTO THE WILD; AND TO INCREASE THE PENALTY FOR RELEASING A HOG INTO THE WILD.
TO EXEMPT EQUINE HUSBANDRY, MASSAGE, FARRIERY, TEETH FLOATING, TRAINING, ETC. FROM THE VETERINARY PRACTICE ACT AND TO ESTABLISH A CERTIFIED EQUINE DENTAL PRACTITIONER.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - DIVISION OF AGRICULTURE - DISCOVERY FARM PROJECT GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO 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.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - DIVISION OF AGRICULTURE - DISCOVERY FARM PROJECT APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2011-2012 FISCAL YEAR.
TO AMEND THE ENERGY CONSERVATION ENDORSEMENT ACT OF 1977.
TO 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.
CoSponsor
AN ACT TO PROHIBIT HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE POLICIES FROM OFFERING COVERAGE FOR ABORTIONS EXCEPT THROUGH A SEPARATE RIDER.
TO CREATE THE COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE ASSESSMENT FEE LEVIED ON HOSPITALS TO IMPROVE HEALTH CARE ACCESS FOR THE CITIZENS OF ARKANSAS.
TO AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING MEMBER BENEFITS UNDER THE LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE PENSION AND RELIEF FUNDS.
TO AMEND SEVERAL PROVISIONS OF THE LAW CONCERNING MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
AN ACT TO REQUIRE A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA, A GED, OR ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES TOWARD A GED WHILE RECEIVING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS.
TO DEFINE THE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE DIVISION OF YOUTH SERVICES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES AND THE DYS CONTRACT COMMUNITY-BASED YOUTH SERVICES PROVIDERS.
TO DECREASE THE SALES AND USE TAX ON NATURAL GAS AND ELECTRICITY USED BY MANUFACTURERS AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON FOOD AND FOOD INGREDIENTS AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
AN ACT TO CREATE CRIMINAL PENALTIES FOR DISCLOSURE OF RECORDS OF A CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY CENTER.
AN ACT TO LIMIT FORENSIC EXAMINATIONS OF ALLEGEDLY ABUSED CHILDREN TO CHILD SAFETY CENTERS.
AN ACT TO EXTEND THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS ON SEXUAL OFFENSES.
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE PARENTAL MONITORS ON SCHOOL BUSES.
AN ACT TO REQUIRE EACH COUNTY COURTHOUSE TO PROVIDE FOR CLOSED-CIRCUIT TELEVISION BROADCAST OF CHILD TESTIMONY IN CHILD MALTREATMENT CASES.
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.
AN ACT TO EXPEDITE DNA ANALYSIS IN CASES OF ALLEGED CHILD ABUSE AND CHILD MALTREATMENT.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE CRIMINAL PENALTIES FOR UNLAWFUL DISCLOSURE OF INTERVIEW INFORMATION FROM A CHILD SAFETY CENTER OR CHILD ADVOCACY CENTER.
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.
AN ACT TO INCREASE THE PENALTY FOR EXPOSING A CHILD TO PORTRAYALS OF LIVE OR RECORDED SEX ACTS.
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.
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.
TO ESTABLISH A SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT MENTORING PROGRAM.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN WATER SYSTEMS TO MAINTAIN A LEVEL OF FLUORIDE TO PREVENT TOOTH DECAY.
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.
REGARDING SUBSTANCES IN SCHEDULE I AND SCHEDULE VI AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
AN ACT TO IMPROVE ENROLLMENT OF ARKANSAS CHILDREN IN THE ARKIDS FIRST A AND B MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS.
TO REGULATE THE ISSUANCE OF A BROKER'S PRICE OPINION BY A REAL ESTATE LICENSEE.
THE CLEAN ENERGY ACT OF 2011.
TO ENHANCE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF SCHOOL DISTRICT PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT PLANS.
TO IMPROVE PUBLIC SAFETY AND SLOW CORRECTIONS GROWTH.
CREATE 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.
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.
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS.
THE ARKANSAS ECONOMIC REHABILITATION, DEVELOPMENT, AND GROWTH ACT OF 2011.
TO 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.
RECOGNIZING 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.
CoSponsor for House
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.
TO PROVIDE HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS.
TO AMEND SCHOOL DISTRICT TEXTBOOK REQUIREMENTS TO INCLUDE DIGITAL RESOURCES.
THE ARKANSAS CARBON DIOXIDE STORAGE ACT.
CONCERNING THE ANNUAL VACATION OF FIRE DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEES.
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.
IN RECOGNITION OF THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF MR. RYAN MALLETT AND TO ENCOURAGE AND TO SUPPORT THE SUCCESS OF THE RYAN MALLETT FOUNDATION.

Committees

Committees