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Senator Jimmy Jeffress (D)

P. O. Box 904, Crossett, 71635

Senator Jimmy Jeffress (D)
Phone: 870-364-8291
Phone:
District: 24
District:
24
Seniority: 5
Seniority:
5
Occupation: Retired School Teacher
Occupation:
Retired School Teacher
Church Affiliation: Southern Baptist
Church Affiliation:
Southern Baptist
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: City Council-1987-93; Ashley Co. Quorum Court-1995-96; House 1997, 1999, Senate 2001,2003, 2005, 2007, 2009
Public Service:
City Council-1987-93; Ashley Co. Quorum Court-1995-96; House 1997, 1999, Senate 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
AN ACT CONCERNING ENTERING ANOTHER STATE AS A MEANS OF AVOIDING A REQUIRED COURT APPEARANCE.
TO MAKE THE RESUMPTION OF CREDITED SERVICE AS A PUBLIC SAFETY MEMBER IN THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM RETROACTIVE.
TO REQUIRE PENSIONS PLANS UNDER THE LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE PENSION AND RELIEF FUNDS TO MERGE WITH THE LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM WHEN CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS ARE MET.
AN ACT CONCERNING THE SERVICE OF A SUMMONS ON A BAIL BOND SURETY.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE § 5-60-116 CONCERNING INHALATION OF INTOXICATING COMPOUNDS AND TO PROHIBIT ALCOHOL VAPORIZING DEVICES IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
AN ACT CONCERNING LETTERS OF CREDIT OR CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT FILED WITH THE PROFESSIONAL BAIL BOND COMPANY AND PROFESSIONAL BAIL BONDSMAN LICENSING BOARD.
AN ACT TO EXCLUDE BAIL BOND AGENTS COMPENSATED ON A COMMISSION BASIS FROM THE DEFINITION OF "EMPLOYMENT" UNDER THE DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES LAW.
AN ACT TO ADOPT THE INTERSTATE COMPACT ON EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR MILITARY CHILDREN.
TO ALLOW THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM TO RECOUP BENEFITS, INCLUDING INTEREST, PAID TO A MEMBER UNDER T-DROP WHO DOES NOT MEET THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS.
TO CLARIFY AND MAKE CONSISTENT THE SURVIVOR BENEFITS UNDER THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO CLARIFY THAT LUMP-SUM BENEFITS PAID TO A MEMBER UNDER THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIRMENT SYSTEM ARE INTENDED TO BE TREATED FOR TAX PURPOSES AS PROCEEDS FROM A LIFE INSURANCE POLICY.
CONCERNING REIMBURSEMENT FOR CERTAIN MEMBERS OF THE TASK FORCE ON SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT SERVICES.
TO AMEND THE DEFINITIONS OF SALARY AND INTEREST IN THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM ACT TO EXCLUDE NONRECURRING PAYMENTS FROM THE CALCULATION OF FINAL AVERAGE SALARY.
TO CLARIFY THE AUTHORITY OF THE ARKANSAS MOTOR VEHICLE COMMISSION TO ADMINISTER THE MOTOR VEHICLE EVENT DATA RECORDER LAW.
TO ENSURE CONSISTENT PUBLIC SCHOOL ATTENDANCE LAWS.
TO IMPROVE THE SAFETY OF ROADS AND HIGHWAYS IN THE STATE BY ADDRESSING ISSUES RELATED TO THE LICENSING OF YOUTHFUL DRIVERS.
TO REMOVE BARRIERS TO EDUCATIONAL SUCCESS FOR MILITARY CHILDREN.
CONCERNING THE OFFENSE OF FAILURE TO APPEAR.
TO ALLOW PERSONS WITH A BIRTH-THROUGH-KINDERGARTEN TEACHING LICENSE TO TEACH IN ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOL OR EDUCATION SERVICE COOPERATIVE PREKINDERGARTEN AND KINDERGARTEN PROGRAMS.
TO CLARIFY THE RIGHTS OF PARTIES TO JEWELRY THAT IS UNCLAIMED FOR MORE THAN ONE YEAR BY ITS OWNER OR CONSIGNOR.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT MONTICELLO GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT MONTICELLO - MUSIC BUILDING RENOVATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT MONTICELLO - SCIENCE CENTER RENOVATIONS AND INFRASTRUCTURE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE LAWS.
TO REQUIRE PERIODIC REPORTING FOR PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS.
TO AMEND THE LAW RELATING TO HARDSHIP DRIVER'S LICENSES AND PERMITS.
TO AMEND THE TEACHER FAIR DISMISSAL ACT.
AN ACT TO REGULATE THE LICENSING, EDUCATION, AND LICENSE TRANSFERS OF BAIL BONDSMAN.
TO CREATE AN INTERIM STUDY OF THE AFFORDABILITY OF HIGHER EDUCATION FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS IN THIS STATE.
AN ACT CONCERNING CLASSIFIED PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEE PERSONNEL POLICIES.
AN ACT CONCERNING LICENSED PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEE PERSONNEL POLICIES.
COMMENDING ASHLEY COUNTY AND ITS COMMUNITIES FOR OBTAINING THE FIREWISE COMMUNITIES CERTIFICATION FROM THE ARKANSAS FORESTRY COMMISSION.
COMMENDING THE ARKANSAS AGING INITIATIVE FOR ITS CONTINUING COMMITMENT TO THE STATE'S RURAL SENIOR CITIZENS.
PROCLAIMING MARCH 2009 AS MUSIC IN OUR SCHOOLS MONTH.
Primary Sponsor for House
AN ACT CONCERNING THE RULES AND PROCEDURES OF THE PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE STANDARDS BOARD.
TO REQUIRE A REVIEW OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR EDUCATIONAL ADEQUACY BEFORE EACH FISCAL SESSION.
TO GRANT SUBPOENA POWER TO THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION AND THE PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE STANDARDS BOARD.
TO PROVIDE INCREASES OF FINES FOR MISDEMEANOR OFFENSES AND VIOLATIONS; TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR COUNTY JAILS; TO AUTHORIZE A LEVY TO DEFRAY THE COST OF INCARCERATING COUNTY PRISONERS; AND TO AUTHORIZE DISTRIBUTION OF FUNDS.
TO REMOVE BARRIERS TO EDUCATIONAL SUCCESS FOR MILITARY CHILDREN.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEE HEALTH INSURANCE APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2009-2010 FISCAL YEAR.
TO ALLOW A GEOTOURISM INCOME TAX CREDIT TO TRANSFER TO OTHER TOURISM PROJECTS AND TO ALLOW A GEOTOURISM INCOME TAX CREDIT TO CARRY FORWARD.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT MONTICELLO - FOREST RESOURCES COMPLEX AND INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING, RENOVATING, CONSTRUCTING, EQUIPPING AND FURNISHING GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM - REMOVAL, STORAGE AND RESTORATION OF DELTA HERITAGE TRAIL RAILROAD BEDS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
THE WILDLIFE OBSERVATION TRAILS PILOT PROGRAM.
THE WILDLIFE RECREATION FACILITIES PILOT PROGRAM.
TO PROVIDE FOR THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF CERTAIN DOCUMENTS AND PROCEDURES RELATING TO CODE OF ETHICS PROCEEDINGS OF THE PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE STANDARDS BOARD.
TO ENSURE INDIVIDUALS WITH NATIONAL BOARD FOR PROFESSIONAL TEACHING STANDARDS CERTIFICATION ARE ELIGIBLE FOR PAYMENTS WHILE THEY CONTRIBUTE TO THE SUCCESS OF THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM.
TO AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL END-OF-COURSE ASSESSMENTS.
TO INCREASE THE OPPORTUNITY FOR SCHOOL COUNSELORS TO BECOME SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS.
TO PROVIDE STATE RESOURCES FOR EDUCATIONAL ADEQUACY BY AMENDING THE AMOUNT OF FUNDING FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
TO PROVIDE FOR INTERVENTION AND PROFESSIONAL CONSULTATION UPON EARLY INDICATORS OF THE FISCAL DISTRESS OR FACILITIES DISTRESS OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT.
TO EXEMPT BIOMASS GROWN FOR BIOFUEL PRODUCTION FROM THE SEVERANCE TAX.
CoSponsor
THE ARKANSAS SCHOLARSHIP LOTTERY ACT
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY - JONESBORO - OPERATIONS AND ACQUISITION OF HERITAGE SITES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A PROVIDER FEE FOR INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITIES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.
TO INCREASE THE FEE FOR THE MONTHLY FERTILIZER TONNAGE REPORTS AND TO CLARIFY THAT THE FEES ARE TO BE DEPOSITED IN THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS, DIVISION OF AGRICULTURE, SOIL TESTING AND RESEARCH FUND.
AN ACT REGARDING STATE FUNDED PHARMACY BENEFIT PLANS.
AN ACT TO LEVY AN ASSESSMENT FEE ON HOSPITALS TO IMPROVE HEALTH CARE ACCESS FOR THE CITIZENS OF ARKANSAS.
AN ACT CONCERNING AGGRAVATED CRUELTY TO DOGS, CATS, AND HORSES AND RELATED OFFENSES AND CONCERNING ANIMAL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES.
TO PROVIDE FORFEITURE OF OR DISQUALIFICATION FROM PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT ON CONVICTION OF AN OFFENSE RELATED TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT.
TO ALLOW THE ISSUANCE OF A REGULAR LICENSE PLATE TO A PERSON WHO QUALIFIES FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A MILITARY SERVICE OR VETERANS SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE AT THE SAME FEE REQUIRED FOR THE SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE.
TO REDUCE THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON FOOD AND FOOD INGREDIENTS.
CONCERNING THE MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. COMMISSION.
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.
RATIFYING THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION PROVIDING THAT EQUALITY OF RIGHTS UNDER THE LAW SHALL NOT BE DENIED OR ABRIDGED BY THE UNITED STATES OR ANY STATE ON ACCOUNT OF SEX.
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.
RECOGNIZING AND HONORING TEAMS OF THE ARKANSAS NATIONAL ARCHERY IN THE SCHOOLS PROGRAM THAT HAVE QUALIFIED TO REPRESENT THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AT THE NATIONAL ARCHERY IN THE SCHOOLS PROGRAM TOURNAMENT.
CoSponsor for House
THE ARKANSAS SCHOLARSHIP LOTTERY ACT.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - CERTIFIED SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS INCENTIVE BONUSES APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2009-2010 FISCAL YEAR.
TO INCREASE THE TAX ON CIGARETTES AND CERTAIN TOBACCO PRODUCTS AND TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION TO PAY THE COMMISSION TO THE STAMP DEPUTIES FOR CERTAIN CIGARETTE TAXES.
THE ROGER PHILLIPS TRANSFER POLICY ACT.
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.
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.
THE ARKIDS FIRST IMPROVEMENT ACT.
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 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.
RECOMMENDING THAT A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF FUNDING FOR TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE BE COMMITTED TO COMPLETE CONSTRUCTION OF I-69 IN ARKANSAS.
RATIFYING THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION PROVIDING THAT EQUALITY OF RIGHTS UNDER THE LAW SHALL NOT BE DENIED OR ABRIDGED BY THE UNITED STATES OR ANY STATE ON ACCOUNT OF SEX.

Committees

Committees