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Senator Jimmy Jeffress

P. O. Box 1695, Crossett, 71635

Senator Jimmy Jeffress
Phone: 870-364-8291
Phone:
District: 1
District:
1
Seniority: 26
Seniority:
26
Occupation: Retired School Teacher
Occupation:
Retired School Teacher
Church Affiliation: Baptist
Church Affiliation:
Baptist
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: City Council-1987-93; Ashley Co. Quorum Court-1995
Public Service:
City Council-1987-93; Ashley Co. Quorum Court-1995


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO ALLOW FOR THE COLLECTION OF COUNTY SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT FEES BY POSTING THEM TO ALL PROPERTY TAX RECORDS.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 6-82-503, CONCERNING SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SURVIVING CHILDREN AND SPOUSES, TO INCLUDE SCHOLARSHIPS TO VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL INSTITUTES.
TO CLARIFY THAT MUNICIPAL RETIREES UNDER AGE FIFTY-FIVE (55) OR WITH LESS THAN TWENTY (20) YEARS OF CITY SERVICE MAY BE COVERED UNDER THE CITY'S HEALTH PLAN.
TO PROVIDE MEMBERS OF THE TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM WITH AN OPTION TO PURCHASE SERVICE CREDIT FOR NATIONAL GUARD SERVICE.
TO REDUCE THE EARLY RETIREMENT PENALTIES FOR MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO AUTHORIZE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM (PERS) TO RETIRE UPON REACHING A COMBINED TOTAL OF YEARS OF AGE AND YEARS OF SERVICE WHICH EQUAL OR EXCEED EIGHTY (80).
TO INCREASE THE TIME FOR CITIES TO FILE ANSWERS FOR REQUESTED MUNICIPAL SERVICES AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE CIRCUIT JUDGE TO HOLD HEARINGS AND DECIDE ISSUES OF COMPLIANCE OR NONCOMPLIANCE.
TO ALLOW PUBLIC RETIREES TO PARTICIPATE IN STATE EMPLOYEES' HEALTH INSURANCE IF THEY WERE PREVIOUSLY COVERED UNDER ANOTHER PROGRAM OF HEALTH INSURANCE.
TO AMEND THE LAWS PERTAINING TO TERMS OF OFFICE FOR BOARDS OF TRUSTEES OF MUNICIPAL LIBRARIES.
TO RESTRUCTURE THE ASSESSMENT OF MUNICIPAL FRANCHISE FEES LEVIED UPON THE DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRICITY.
TO CLARIFY THE VOTE OF THE MAYOR IN CITIES OF THE FIRST CLASS.
TO PROVIDE FOR THE REIMBURSEMENT OF TRAINING COSTS AS RELATED TO FIREFIGHTERS.
TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION TO SUBMIT MONTHLY SALES AND USE TAX REPORTS TO CITIES AND COUNTIES.
TO PROVIDE FOR THE VOLUNTARY PAYMENT OF USE TAXES.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE STUDY COMMISSION ON UNDERGROUND ELECTRIC LINES.
THE SAFE HAVEN ACT.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A LOW INTEREST TEACHER LOAN PROGRAM.
TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION TO SUBMIT SALES AND USE TAX REPORTS TO CITIES AND COUNTIES.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 6-17-1509(c)(3) PERTAINING TO THE TEACHER FAIR DISMISSAL ACT.
TO PROVIDE FOR PENALTIES FOR THE PLACING OF A MINOR’S NAME ON THE ASSESSMENT TO AVOID THE PAYMENT OF FEES ASSOCIATED WITH THE PROPERTY.
TO ESTABLISH A LITTER ABATEMENT BOARD FOR EACH COUNTY TO DESIGN AN ABATEMENT PLAN AND REQUIRE AN ANNUAL PLAN REVIEW AND REPORTS ON GOALS AND OBJECTIVES.
DECLARING EACH MARCH AS “MUSIC IN OUR SCHOOLS MONTH”.
IN RESPECTFUL MEMORY OF MR. OVID SWITZER, SR., AND IN RECOGNITION OF HIS MANY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AND TO HIS LOCAL COMMUNITY.
Primary Sponsor for House
AN ACT TO INCLUDE NURSING SCHOOLS AS APPROVED INSTITUTIONS IN THE ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM.
AN ACT TO ALLOW TEACHERS AND OTHER SCHOOL EMPLOYEES TO RECEIVE GIFTS OR COMPENSATION IN RECOGNITION OF THE EMPLOYEE'S CONTRIBUTION TO EDUCATION.
AN ACT CONCERNING TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROVISIONS.
THE SAFE HAVEN ACT.
AN ACT TO PROMOTE GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION WEEK IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE EDUCATION - ASHLEY COUNTY LIFE-LONG LEARNING CENTER APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2001-2003 BIENNIUM.
AN ACT AMENDING ARKANSAS CODE 6-17-1503, 6-17-1507 AND 6-17-1510 TO PROHIBIT SCHOOL DISTRICTS FROM TERMINATING, SUSPENDING, OR NOT RENEWING THE CONTRACTS OF NONPROBATIONARY STATUS TEACHERS WITHOUT JUST CAUSE.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE CLASSIFIED SCHOOL EMPLOYEE MINIMUM SALARY ACT.
CoSponsor
TO PROVIDE FOR THE SELECTION OF SENATE MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL AND THE LEGISLATIVE JOINT AUDITING COMMITTEE.
TO AMEND VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE ELECTRIC CONSUMER CHOICE ACT OF 1999.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 20-22-301 TO AUTHORIZE THE ARKANSAS FORESTRY COMMISSION AND FIRE CREWS UNDER THEIR DIRECTION OR CONTROL TO OBTAIN WATER FOR SUPPRESSING WILDFIRES.
AN ACT TO ASSURE PERSONS ASCERTAIN BOUNDARY LINES BEFORE CUTTING TIMBER.
TO ESTABLISH A TAX CREDIT FOR THE REHABILITATION OF HISTORIC STURCTURES LOCATED IN ARKANSAS.
TO AMEND VARIOUS LAWS CONCERNING THE EXCISE TAX ON TOBACCO PRODUCTS.
AN ACT TO CREATE AN ARKANSAS FAIR HOUSING COMMISSION; TO PROVIDE PROCEDURES FOR THE INVESTIGATION AND REMEDIATION OF UNFAIR HOUSING PRACTICES.
THE CHILD CARE FOR WORKING FAMILIES ACT.
TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC TRANSIT TRUST FUND.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE PROGRAM TO CHANGE THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS; TO CHANGE THE FINANCIAL NEEDS CRITERIA; TO CHANGE THE CONTINUING ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS; AND TO CHANGE THE DEFINITION OF TUITION.
THE EDUCATOR COMPENSATION ACT OF 2001.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS GOVERNOR'S SCHOLARS PROGRAM; TO CHANGE THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS; TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF APPLICANTS; AND TO LOWER THE AMOUNT OF THE AWARD.
TO SET FORTH CERTAIN ETHICAL GUIDELINES AND PROHIBITIONS FOR EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATORS, EMPLOYEES, AND BOARD MEMBERS.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS INTERNET PRESCRIPTION CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT.
AN ACT CONCERNING THEFT OF CERTAIN PROPERTY DURING PERIODS OF EMERGENCY.
ENTITIES WHICH RECEIVE TOBACCO SETTLEMENT PROCEEDS SHALL ACCOUNT FOR THOSE FUNDS SEPARATELY; FUNDS SHALL BE SUBJECT TO ANNUAL REVIEW/AUDIT BY LEGISLATIVE AUDIT.
AN ACT TO IMPROVE ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE PRESCRIPTION DRUGS FOR PERSONS OVER 65.
THE MANUFACTURER'S INVESTMENT TAX CREDIT ACT OF 2001.
CoSponsor for House
TO REQUIRE PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO INSTALL INTERNET FILTERS OR OBTAIN INTERNET ACCESS CONNECTIVITY FROM A PROVIDER THAT PROVIDES FILTER SERVICES TO LIMIT ACCESS TO MATERIAL THAT IS HARMFUL TO MINORS.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 26-26-1902 RELATING TO THE FREQUENCY OF COUNTY REAPPRAISALS.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT THE TIMBER HARVESTING EQUIPMENT EXEMPTION FROM THE ARKANSAS GROSS RECEIPTS TAX AND THE ARKANSAS COMPENSATING TAX SHALL NOT EXPIRE ON JUNE 30, 2001
TO AUTHORIZE COUNTY JAILS TO RECEIVE DIFFERENT REIMBURSEMENT RATES FOR INMATES.
TO ESTABLISH A PROGRAM FOR PUBLIC PORT AUTHORITIES IN ARKANSAS TO FUND PUBLIC PORT INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE EMERGENCY SECONDARY EDUCATION LOAN PROGRAM.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE GOVERNOR'S DISTINGUISHED TEACHING SCHOLARS PROGRAM.
TO PROHIBIT A PERSON FROM PROFITING FROM SPONSORSHIP OF AN INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM, OR CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT WHICH PROPOSES THE SALE OF COUNTY OR MUNICIPAL PROPERTY.
AN ACT TO BE KNOWN AS THE “COVENANT MARRIAGE ACT OF 2001”.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF THE FUNDS RECEIVED BY THE STATE FROM THE MASTER SETTLEMENT WITH TOBACCO COMPANIES AND TO REPEAL INITIATED ACT 1 OF 2000.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE BURDEN OF PROOF IN ESTABLISHING AN OCCUPATIONAL DISEASE UNDER THE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAWS.
AN ACT TO CREATE AN ARKANSAS FAIR HOUSING COMMISSION AND TO PROVIDE PROCEDURES FOR THE INVESTIGATION AND REMEDIATION OF UNFAIR HOUSING PRACTICES.