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Representative Matthew J. Shepherd (R)

200 N. Jefferson Ave., #600, El Dorado, 71730

Representative Matthew J. Shepherd (R)
Phone: 870-862-2087
Phone:
District: 6
District:
6
Seniority: 9
Seniority:
9
Occupation: Attorney
Occupation:
Attorney
Church Affiliation: Southern Baptist
Church Affiliation:
Southern Baptist
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: House 2011, 2013, 2015
Public Service:
House 2011, 2013, 2015


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
CONCERNING THE MANDATORY LOSS OF RETIREMENT BENEFITS FOR MEMBERS OF THE ARKANSAS JUDICIAL RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO ENACT THE UNIFORM PARTITION OF HEIRS PROPERTY ACT; AND TO MAKE RELATED TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS.
TO AMEND THE PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING PROGRAM ACT; AND TO EXEMPT VETERINARIANS FROM THE PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING PROGRAM.
TO CREATE THE UNIFORM FIDUCIARY ACCESS TO DIGITAL ASSETS ACT.
TO AMEND THE INCOME TAX APPLICABLE TO CAPITAL GAINS.
TO AMEND CERTAIN SALES LIMITATIONS OF EPHEDRINE AND OTHER NONPRESCRIPTION DRUGS.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING DEPUTY DISTRICT COURT CLERK EMPLOYMENT AND COMPENSATION.
CONCERNING MANDATORY COURT FOR DEPARTMENTS OF A DISTRICT COURT.
TO CLARIFY THAT PROPERTY USED BY NONPROFIT VETERANS' ORGANIZATIONS IS EXEMPT FROM PROPERTY TAXES.
CONCERNING THE PENALTY FOR DRIVING ON A SUSPENDED OR REVOKED DRIVER'S LICENSE WHEN THE SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION IS THE RESULT OF THE PERSON DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED.
TO PROVIDE FOR FREE ACCESS TO THE STATUTORY PORTION OF THE ARKANSAS CODE THROUGH ELECTRONIC MEANS WITH NO RESTRICTIONS ON USE.
TO AMEND THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAW ENACTED BY INITIATED ACT 4 OF 1948 AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
REGARDING THE SALARIES OF PERSONNEL AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS OF VARIOUS DISTRICT COURTS.
CONCERNING THE REGULATION OF AERONAUTICS; TO RESTRICT THE USE OF UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; AND TO PROVIDE FOR CRIMINAL PENALTIES AND CIVIL LIABILITY.
TO AMEND THE METHODS OF COLLECTING DELINQUENT TAXES, PENALTIES, AND INTEREST ON MINERAL INTERESTS.
TO AMEND THE LAW REGARDING LEASING FROM OWNERS OR ASSIGNS OF LESS THAN ONE NET MINERAL ACRE IN A DRILLING UNIT.
AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION CONCERNING THE PROCESS FOR SELECTING A JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT; AND AMENDING PROVISIONS CONCERNING SERVICE ON THE SUPREME COURT.
IN RESPECTFUL MEMORY OF FORMER NAVY SEAL JEREMY JASON WISE AND SERGEANT FIRST CLASS BENJAMIN BRIAN WISE, AND IN APPRECIATION OF THEIR SERVICE.
TO CONGRATULATE VICTORIA ALEXANDRA MALOCH FOR HER ELECTION TO THE 2014-2015 NATIONAL FFA OFFICER TEAM AS NATIONAL SECRETARY AND THE FIRST FEMALE NATIONAL FFA OFFICER FROM ARKANSAS.
Primary Sponsor for Senate
TO IMPLEMENT MEASURES REGARDING THE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY AND THE MONITORING OF REGISTERED SEX OFFENDERS TO BECOME COMPLIANT WITH THE ADAM WALSH CHILD PROTECTION AND SAFETY ACT OF 2006.
TO AUTHORIZE THE ARKANSAS OIL AND GAS COMMISSION TO FORM BRINE EXPANSION UNITS CONTAINING ONE OR MORE BRINE PRODUCTION WELLS OR BRINE INJECTION WELLS AND TO CLARIFY THE ANNUAL ADJUSTMENT OF IN-LIEU ROYALTY PAYMENTS.
TO BE KNOWN AS THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM ACT OF 2015; TO IMPLEMENT MEASURES DESIGNED TO ENHANCE PUBLIC SAFETY AND REDUCE THE PRISON POPULATION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
CONCERNING THE CRIMINAL OFFENSES INVOLVING MISDEMEANOR THEFT.
TO BE KNOWN AS THE PUBLIC SAFETY TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT OF 2015; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO PERMIT THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION TO CONTRACT OR REACH AN AGREEMENT WITH A REGIONAL CORRECTIONAL FACILITY TO HOUSE INMATES FROM THE DEPARTMENT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
CoSponsor
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE SALES AND USE TAX EXEMPTION FOR SALES BY A CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION.
TO CREATE THE ACHIEVING A BETTER LIFE EXPERIENCE PROGRAM AND TO PROVIDE NEW AVENUES FOR FINANCIAL SELF-SUFFICIENCY FOR ARKANSANS WITH DISABILITIES.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - GRANTS AND AID - ARKANSAS SCHOOL RECOGNITION PROGRAM APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2015-2016 FISCAL YEAR.
TO AUTHORIZE THE DIRECTOR OF THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY TO WAIVE LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS FOR OPERATORS OF SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITIES; AND TO AUTHORIZE WITHDRAWAL OF THE WAIVERS FOR JUST CAUSE.
TO AMEND THE MAXIMUM BENEFIT PERIOD AND WEEKLY BENEFIT AMOUNT UNDER THE DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES LAW.
TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF EMPLOYMENT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES LAW.
TO CREATE THE 2015 SCHOOL SAFETY ACT.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, OR PERMITTING OF ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS, RETURNING MILITARY VETERANS, AND SPOUSES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING SUICIDE PREVENTION.
IN RESPECTFUL MEMORY OF THOMAS ARCHIE MONROE AND IN RECOGNITION OF HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO HIS COMMUNITY.
CoSponsor for Senate
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES SERVICES - TRANSFER FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT CENTERS APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2014-2015 FISCAL YEAR.
TO PROTECT THE RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES GRANTED UNDER THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION AND THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE FREE EXERCISE OF RELIGION; TO ENACT THE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM RESTORATION ACT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.

Committees

Committees