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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: 4
Seniority:
4
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
TO PROVIDE THAT CIVILIAN FIREFIGHTERS OF THE STATE MILITARY DEPARTMENT ARE TO BE REGARDED AS PUBLIC SAFETY MEMBERS FOR ENHANCED CREDITED SERVICE IN THE STATE RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
CONCERNING CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR CERTAIN LICENSEES OF THE ARKANSAS BOARD OF PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS AND PRIVATE SECURITY AGENCIES.
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.
CONCERNING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR TOWNSHIP OFFICERS.
AN ACT TO CREATE A PRESUMPTION THAT FIREFIGHTERS WHO DEVELOP CERTAIN FORMS OF CANCER DEVELOPED THOSE CANCERS THROUGH THEIR WORK AS FIREFIGHTERS.
TO AMEND THE DEFINITIONS UNDER ARKANSAS CODE § 21-4-216 FOR PURPOSES OF STATE EMPLOYEE LEAVE FOR PARTICIPATION IN CHILDREN'S EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES.
TO AMEND THE CONTINUING ADEQUACY EVALUATION ACT OF 2004.
TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF ARKANSAS CODE TITLE 6 CONCERNING PUBLIC EDUCATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION - STORAGE OR REMOVAL OF EXCESS LITTER 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 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION - PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT(S) GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE LICENSURE OF ELECTRICAL INSPECTORS.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING PERMIT TO CONDUCT CONSTRUCTION, INSTALLATION, OR MAINTENANCE OF ELECTRICAL WORK.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT MONTICELLO - BABIN BUSINESS CENTER HANDICAP ACCESSIBILITY RENOVATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT MONTICELLO - MUSIC BUILDING RENOVATIONS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES - COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO MODIFY CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
AN ACT TO IMPROVE ENROLLMENT OF ARKANSAS CHILDREN IN THE ARKIDS FIRST A AND B MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS.
AN ACT TO REQUIRE HEALTH BENEFIT PLANS TO PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR THE TREATMENT OF MORBID OBESITY.
TO REESTABLISH THE JOINT INTERIM OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION REFORM.
TO SPECIFY CONDITIONS FOR CALCULATING SERVICE CREDITS UNDER A CONTRACT BUYOUT AGREEMENT; TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
AN ACT TO PROHIBIT THE SALE OF HERBAL SNUFF TO PERSONS UNDER EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS OF AGE.
TO PLACE LIMITS ON THE AMOUNT AND DURATION OF CARRYOVER CATEGORICAL FUNDS.
TO ENSURE THAT PEDESTRIANS ARE NOT UNDULY DISTRACTED WHILE OCCUPYING THE RIGHT-OF-WAY OF STREETS AND ROADS.
TO IMPROVE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PUBLIC SCHOOL ALTERNATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS ENERGY REORGANIZATION AND POLICY ACT AS IT PERTAINS TO THE PROMULGATION OF RULES BY THE ARKANSAS ENERGY OFFICE.
CONCERNING THE ADEQUACY OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM OF EDUCATION.
CONCERNING SCHOOL DISTRICT FACILITIES.
TO REGULATE THE PRACTICES AND PROCEDURES OF THE ARKANSAS FAIR HOUSING COMMISSION; AND TO PROMOTE FAIR HOUSING PRACTICES.
TO SEPARATE THE OFFICES OF SHERIFF AND TAX COLLECTOR IN DREW COUNTY.
TO REGULATE THE LABELING AND MARKETING OF PRODUCE AND OTHER AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS; TO DEFINE "FARMERS' MARKET"; TO REQUIRE CERTIFICATION OF FARMERS' MARKETS; AND TO AMEND THE SALES TAX EXEMPTION FOR FARMERS' MARKETS.
TO REQUIRE GREATER ACCOUNTABILITY ON THE EXPENDITURE OF NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH ACT STUDENT CATEGORICAL FUNDS.
TO PROMOTE THE CONSERVATION OF ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES IN BUILDINGS OWNED BY PUBLIC AGENCIES AND INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
TO REQUIRE EMPLOYERS OF FIREFIGHTERS TO PROVIDE CANCER POLICIES FOR CERTAIN FORMS OF CANCER DEVELOPED THROUGH THEIR WORK AS FIREFIGHTERS.
CONCERNING FUNDING FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
TO AMEND THE ACADEMIC FACILITIES PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM AND THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOL ACADEMIC FACILITIES PROGRAM.
TO REVISE THE DIGITAL PRODUCT AND MOTION PICTURE INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 2009; TO INCREASE THE REBATE AMOUNT; TO ADDRESS EXPENDITURES ELIGIBLE FOR THE REBATE.
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS.
TO MODIFY AND ADJUST THE BENEFITS FOR THE BENEFIT PARTICIPANTS OF THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO MODIFY THE OPERATIONS OF THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO ALLOW THE MAXIMUM LUMP-SUM DEATH BENEFIT TO BE PAID TO MEMBERS OF THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM WHO HAVE ACCRUED FIFTEEN (15) YEARS OF CONTRIBUTORY SERVICE; TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO PROMOTE ACCOUNTABILITY, AFFORDABILITY, AND EFFICIENCY IN HIGHER EDUCATION BY ESTABLISHING THE ARKANSAS SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION.
Primary Sponsor for House
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING SALES OF REAL PROPERTY UNDER JUDICIAL DECREES AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE PROVISIONS REGARDING THE ASSESSMENT AND COLLECTION OF FEES AND SERVICE CHARGES BY COUNTY SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS; TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
REGARDING THE PRACTICE OF FORESTRY IN ARKANSAS.
REGARDING THE PROFESSIONAL BAIL BOND COMPANY AND PROFESSIONAL BAIL BONDSMAN LICENSING BOARD AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO CLARIFY FUNDING FOR ISOLATED SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
TO EXTEND THE EXPIRATION DATE OF THE DELTA GEOTOURISM INCENTIVE ACT OF 2007 AND TO INCREASE THE MAXIMUM GEOTOURISM INCOME TAX CREDIT.
TO AMEND SCHOOL DISTRICT TEXTBOOK REQUIREMENTS TO INCLUDE DIGITAL RESOURCES.
TO CLARIFY CERTAIN DEFINITIONS RELATED TO BONDED DEBT ASSISTANCE FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
CONCERNING WHO MAY ADMINISTER AN OATH OF OFFICE.
TO INCREASE PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENT ACCESS TO POSTSECONDARY PREPARATORY PROGRAMS AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO ALLOW A CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DISTRICT TO DETERMINE THE VALUE OF A BUILDING FOR THE PURPOSE OF SELLING THE BUILDING.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE ENFORCEMENT OF ETHICS VIOLATIONS BY ARKANSAS EDUCATORS.
AN ACT RELATED TO THE DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION OF CERTAIN ENERGY SOURCES; TO REPEAL CERTAIN DEFINITIONS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO SEPARATE THE OFFICES OF SHERIFF AND TAX COLLECTOR IN LITTLE RIVER COUNTY.
CoSponsor
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 ESTABLISH THE POSITIVE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT GRANT PROGRAM ACT.
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.
THE ARKANSAS FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY ACT.
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.
TO REGULATE THE ISSUANCE OF CLOSING PROTECTION LETTERS.
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 ESTABLISH A PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING 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.
REGARDING BAIL BONDSMEN CONTINUING EDUCATION.
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.
CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE ACT OF 1989.
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 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 PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INCOME TAX RELIEF TO HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD TAXPAYERS WITH TWO (2) OR MORE DEPENDENTS.
THE ATHLETE AGENT REFORM ACT OF 2011.
TO PROVIDE HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS.
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.
TO ESTABLISH THE TEACHER EXCELLENCE AND SUPPORT SYSTEM AND ALIGN CURRENT LAW CONCERNING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TEACHER FAIR DISMISSAL WITH THE SYSTEM.
IN RECOGNITION OF THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF MR. RYAN MALLETT AND TO ENCOURAGE AND TO SUPPORT THE SUCCESS OF THE RYAN MALLETT FOUNDATION.
A TEMPORARY ONE-HALF PERCENT SALES AND USE TAX FOR STATE HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES AND COUNTY AND CITY ROADS, BRIDGES AND OTHER SURFACE TRANSPORTATION WITH STATE REVENUES SECURING FOUR-LANE HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION AND IMPROVEMENT BONDS

Committees

Committees
Vice Chair: ALC-REVIEW
Vice Chair: ENERGY - JOINT