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Representative Martha Shoffner

P. O. Box 44, Newport, 72112

Representative Martha Shoffner
Phone: 870-523-6153
Phone:
District: 79
District:
79
Seniority: 40
Seniority:
40
Occupation: Real Estate Agent
Occupation:
Real Estate Agent
Church Affiliation: Presbyterian
Church Affiliation:
Presbyterian
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: House 1997, 1999
Public Service:
House 1997, 1999


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO PROVIDE FOR THE PURCHASE OF SERVICE CREDIT FOR EMPLOYMENT IN A POLICE-RELATED OR FIRE-RELATED SERVICE POSITION WITH A MUNICIPALITY.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 21-5-703 TO ALLOW CERTAIN CHILDREN OF DECEASED OR DISABLED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS TO RECEIVE SCHOLARSHIP BENEFITS.
AN ACT FOR THE SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION COMMISSION - WHITE RIVER STUDY, PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION APPROPRIATION FOR THE 1999-2001 BIENNIUM.
TO AMEND THE LAW PROHIBITING THE PURCHASE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS AND CIGARETTES BY MINORS; TO ADDRESS THE USE OF MINORS IN ENFORCEMENT OF THE TOBACCO CONTROL LAWS BY GOVERNMENT AGENCIES.
TO AMEND AMENDMENT 51, SECTION 10 TO PERMIT THE COUNTY CLERK TO SEND OUT ADDRESS CONFIRMATIONS.
REQUESTING CONGRESS TO PROPOSE A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO LIMIT THE NUMBER OF TERMS THAT MAY BE SERVED BY MEMBERS OF THE U.S. HOUSE AND THE U.S. SENATE OR TO CALL A CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION TO PROPOSE THE SAME.
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE FEDERAL CONSTITUTION TO LIMIT THE TERMS OF REPRESENTATIVES AND SENATORS.
CoSponsor
AN ACT TO ALLOW A PERSON WITH A CONCEALED HANDGUN LICENSE TO CARRY ANY HANDGUN HE OR SHE CHOOSES.
TO AUTHORIZE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM TO RETIRE AFTER TWENTY-EIGHT (28) YEARS OF CREDITED SERVICE.
TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL PENALTIES FOR THE OPERATION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE DURING PERIOD OF LICENSE SUSPENSION.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT THE ARKANSAS GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL NOT MEET ON THE THIRD MONDAY IN JANUARY IN RESPECT TO DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. AND IN OBSERVANCE OF HIS BIRTHDAY
TO CREATE A COLLEGE OF INFORMATION SCIENCE AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE ELEGIBILITY REQUIREMENT FOR THE ACADEMIC CHALLNGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM; AND TO CLARIFY EXISTING LANGUAGE.
TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE SEVENTEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT-EAST TO THE SEVENTEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT AND THE NAME OF THE SEVENTEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT-WEST TO THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT.
TO REGULATE THE OPERATION OF PERSONAL WATERCRAFT.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS ENTERPRISE ZONE ACT OF 1993.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM - FOR THE BILL CLINTON BIRTHPLACE HOME CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF WORLD WAR II VETERAN, KOREAN WAR VETERAN, VIETNAM VETERAN, AND PERSIAN GULF VETERAN LICENSE PLATES.
AN ACT TO DECLARE THE THIRD FRIDAY IN SEPTEMBER AS ‘POW/MIA RECOGNITION DAY’.
THE FREEDOM OF CHOICE AMONG HEALTH BENEFIT PLANS ACT.
TO PREEMPT LOCAL UNITS OF GOVERNMENT FROM FILING LAWSUITS AGAINST FIREARM AND AMMUNITION MANUFACTURERS FOR DAMAGES FROM THE LAWFUL SALE OF FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION TO THE PUBLIC.
AN ACT TO REPEAL THE WOMEN'S COMMISSION.
TO AMEND THE RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR VOTER QUALIFICATIONS.
TO PROVIDE THAT COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSIONERS SHALL DELIVER ABSENTEE BALLOTS FOR RUNOFF ELECTIONS TO THE COUNTY CLERK NO LATER THAN FIFTEEN DAYS BEFORE THE ELECTION.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 14-40-303 PERTAINING TO ELECTION PROCEDURES FOR ANNEXATION.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 7-5-701 RELATING TO THE DECLARATION OF RESULTS FOR ELECTIONS.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 7-5-205 TO CLARIFY WRITE-IN VOTES IN MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 21-2-105 TO CLARIFY THE ADMINISTRATION OF OATHS.
TO CLARIFY CANDIDATES' AND MUNICIPAL OFFICE HOLDERS' RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 14-42-106 TO CLARIFY THE SWEARING IN OF MUNICIPAL OFFICIALS.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 7-5-109 TO ESTABLISH A UNIFORM COST FOR PRINTED VOTER REGISTRATION LISTS.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 7-5-405 TO AMEND THE APPLICATION FORM FOR ABSENTEE BALLOTS.
TO REQUEST THE ARKANSAS CODE REVISION COMMISSION TO MAKE CORRECTIONS TO THE CATCHLINES IN ARKANSAS CODE 7-7-204 AND 7-7-301.
TO CLARIFY ELECTION LAW DEADLINES.
TO AMEND AMENDMENT 51, SECTION 9 OF THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION TO PROVIDE FOR ELECTION LAW DEADLINES.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 7-1-104 PERTAINING TO MISCELLANEOUS PENALTIES FOR ELECTION LAW VIOLATIONS.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 7-7-402 PERTAINING TO THE FILING OF CERTIFICATES OF NOMINATION.
TO AMEND THE RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT FOR VOTER QUALIFICATION.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 7-5-311 PERTAINING TO THE SPECIAL PROCEDURES FOR DISABLED VOTERS.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL PENALTIES FOR LARGE TRUCKS EXCEEDING SPEED LIMITS.
THE ABANDONED AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE DISPOSAL ACT.
TO PROVIDE THAT GENETICALLY MODIFIED SEEDS SOLD IN ARKANSAS MUST BE CERTIFIED BY THE STATE PLANT BOARD.
TO CLARIFY LANGUAGE PERTAINING TO DEADLINES FOR CERTIFICATION, NOTICE AND APPOINTMENTS.
TO REQUIRE RESTITUTION FOR THEFT OF SERVICES WHICH INVOLVE PUBLIC UTILITIES AND TO ENHANCE THE PENALTIES WHERE THE THEFT RESULTS IN ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION.
TO REPEAL CERTAIN OBSOLETE STATUTES THAT HAVE BEEN SUPERSEDED BY REGULATIONS OF THE ARKANSAS STATE GAME AND FISH COMMISSION.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 16-90-702 AND 16-90-716 TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL REPARATIONS TO VICTIMS WHOSE INJURIES ARE CATASTROPHIC AND RESULT IN A TOTAL AND PERMANENT DISABILITY.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 5-10-105 PERTAINING TO VEHICULAR HOMICIDE.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 16-21-801 TO PROVIDE FOR THE CONTINGENT EXPENSE ALLOWANCE AND STAFF OF THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT.
AN ACT CONCERNING GUN SAFETY EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS.
DECLARING ‘JOHNNY CASH DAY' IN ARKANSAS AND HONORING JOHNNY CASH AS A NATIVE ARKANSAN.
EXPRESSING APPRECIATION TO ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT, UTILITY WORKERS, RELIEF WORKERS, GOVERNMENT WORKERS AND CITIZENS WHO RESPONDED TO AND ASSISTED THE VICTIMS OF THE RECENT TORNADOES THAT RAVAGED THIS STATE.
TO PROHIBIT AN INCREASE IN CERTAIN TAX RATES OR FEES EXCEPT ON A 3/5 VOTE; TO PREVENT A DECREASE IN ANY TAX RATE EXCEPT ON A MAJORITY VOTE; TO PROHIBIT REMOVING A TAX EXEMPTION EXCEPT ON A 3/5 VOTE.
IN RESPECTFUL MEMORY OF REPRESENTATIVE WILLIAM K. ‘MAC’ MCGEHEE, JR. AND IN RECOGNITION OF HIS MANY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AND HIS LOCAL COMMUNITY.
URGING THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION TO REMOVE OFFICIAL PROHIBITIONS AND DETERRENTS TO THE SALE OF AMERICAN FARM PRODUCTS TO CUBA.
COMMENDING AND CONGRATULATING THE MEMBERS OF THE ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY INDIANS MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM AND HEAD COACH DICKEY NUTT ON THEIR OUTSTANDING 1998-99 REGULAR SEASON.
TO EXPRESS THE INTENT OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES THAT ALL FORMER MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ARE AUTHORIZED AND ENCOURAGED TO WEAR THEIR HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES LAPEL PINS.
CoSponsor for Senate
TO PROVIDE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL DUCKS UNLIMITED MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSE PLATES.
REGULATING STATE EMPLOYMENT OF CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS, AND THEIR SPOUSES; ESTABLISHES PROCEDURES REGARDING THEIR ENTERING INTO GRANTS, CONTRACTS OR LEASES WITH THE STATE.
TO CLARIFY THE LAW GRANTING SICK LEAVE TO MUNICIPAL FIRE FIGHTERS.
THE PROSTATE CANCER ACT OF 1999.
THE CHILD PROTECTION-PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY ACT OF 1999.
TO REPEAL THE PROHIBITION ON INSPECTIONS FOR MANDATORY SEAT BELT USE AND TO PROHIBIT THE USE OF SEAT BELT VIOLATIONS TO SUSPEND A DRIVER LICENSE.
TO ESTABLISH AN EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR USED MOTOR VEHICLE DEALERS.
THE EXTENDED JUVENILE JURISDICTION ACT.