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: 5
Seniority:
5
Occupation: Attorney
Occupation:
Attorney
Church Affiliation: Southern Baptist
Church Affiliation:
Southern Baptist
Veteran: No
Veteran:
No
Public Service: House 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, Speaker-designate, Speaker of the House 2018
Public Service:
House 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, Speaker-designate, Speaker of the House 2018


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE NINETY-THIRD GENERAL ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2020-2021 FISCAL YEAR.
PROHIBITING THE USE OF A HOAX BOMB.
TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS STUDENT-ATHLETE PUBLICITY RIGHTS ACT.
TO TRANSFER THE OUACHITA RIVER COMMISSION FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, HERITAGE, AND TOURISM; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
FOR A VIRTUAL JOINT SESSION OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE SENATE AT 10:30 A.M., TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2021, TO DECLARE ELECTION RESULTS AND TO HEAR AN ADDRESS BY THE GOVERNOR.
PROVIDING FOR RECESSES OF FOUR (4) OR MORE CONSECUTIVE DAYS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE SENATE OF THE NINETY-THIRD GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
TO PROVIDE FOR AN EXTENSION OF THE REGULAR SESSION OF THE NINETY-THIRD GENERAL ASSEMBLY; AND TO PROVIDE FOR A RECESS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
PROVIDING THAT THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE SENATE OF THE NINETY-THIRD GENERAL ASSEMBLY MAY RECESS ON TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 2021, AND RECONVENE ON MONDAY, MARCH 29, 2021.
TO PROVIDE FOR AN EXTENSION OF THE REGULAR SESSION OF THE NINETY-THIRD GENERAL ASSEMBLY; AND TO PROVIDE FOR AN EXTENDED RECESS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
TO ADOPT THE RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE NINETY-THIRD GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
TO ADOPT EMERGENCY RULES FOR THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE NINETY-THIRD GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
TO ADOPT RULES OF PROCEDURE FOR COMMITTEES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE NINETY-THIRD GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
TO COMMEMORATE THE ONE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DISCOVERY OF OIL IN SOUTH ARKANSAS.
TO RECOGNIZE THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE GLAMS PROGRAM.
TO PROVIDE FOR A RECESS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY; AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE NINETY-THIRD GENERAL ASSEMBLY WILL ADJOURN SINE DIE NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 14, 2021.
TO PROVIDE FOR A RECESS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY; AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE NINETY-THIRD GENERAL ASSEMBLY WILL ADJOURN SINE DIE NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 15, 2021.
Primary Sponsor for Senate
DELAYING RELEASE FROM PRISON FOR CERTAIN OFFENDERS UNTIL THE OFFENDER HAS SERVED AT LEAST EIGHTY PERCENT (80%) OF HIS OR HER SENTENCE; CREATING PENALTIES FOR FALSE REPORTING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT; AND CREATING A REGISTRY.
CoSponsor
CONCERNING THE ENFORCEMENT OF FEDERAL FIREARM BANS WITHIN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS; AND CONCERNING STATE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS.
TO CONGRATULATE THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT FAYETTEVILLE MEN'S ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS BASKETBALL TEAM FOR QUALIFYING FOR THE ELITE EIGHT TOURNAMENT FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1995 AND FOR AN INCREDIBLE SEASON.
TO CONGRATULATE THE ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM ON AN INCREDIBLE SEASON AND QUALIFYING FOR THE NCAA TOURNAMENT.
CoSponsor for Senate
PROHIBITING PAROLE FOR A PERSON CONVICTED OF THE OFFENSE OF POSSESSION OF A FIREARM BY CERTAIN PERSONS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS LEGISLATIVE ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY BOOT CAMP.

Committees

Committees
ex officio: JBC-CLAIMS
ex officio: JBC-PEER REVIEW
ex officio: JBC-PERSONNEL