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Representative Martha A. Shoffner

P. O. Box 44, Newport, 72112

Representative Martha A. Shoffner
Phone: 870-523-6153
Phone:
District: 79
District:
79
Seniority: 14
Seniority:
14
Occupation: Real Estate Agent
Occupation:
Real Estate Agent
Church Affiliation: Presbyterian
Church Affiliation:
Presbyterian
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: House 1997, 1999, 2001
Public Service:
House 1997, 1999, 2001


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 22-2-114 PERTAINING TO STATE BUILDING SERVICES.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS WATERWAYS COMMISSION - WHITE RIVER NAVIGATION IMPROVEMENT PROJECT CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 27-35-210 PERTAINING TO PERMITS FOR SPECIAL CARGO VEHICLES.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS WATERWAYS COMMISSION - WHITE RIVER NAVIGATION IMPROVEMENT PROJECT CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO ESTABLISH CRITERIA FOR CONGRESSIONAL REDISTRICTING.
Primary Sponsor for Senate
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 12-14-104 CONCERNING THE TERRITORY OF THE STATE CAPITOL POLICE.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR A VOLUNTARY CERTIFICATION OF ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS AND SHELTERS AND HUMANE SOCIETY COUNTERPARTS.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND CITIZENS' RIGHTS AMENDMENT.
CoSponsor
AN ACT TO INCLUDE NURSING SCHOOLS AS APPROVED INSTITUTIONS IN THE ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM.
TO ESTABLISH ADVOCATE-VICTIM CONFIDENTIALITY FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC ABUSE.
TO REPEAL ARKANSAS CODE 9-15-301 AND TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 9-15-302 PERTAINING TO THE FULL FAITH AND CREDIT FOR OUT-OF-STATE PROTECTION ORDERS.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE ANNOTATED 18-61-101 TO PROVIDE THAT EASEMENTS MAY ONLY BE ACQUIRED THROUGH AN EXPRESS WRITTEN GRANT OF EASEMENT.
THE SAFE HAVEN ACT.
TO AUTHORIZE NONTEACHING SCHOOL DISTRICT EMPLOYEES WHO ARE PERS MEMBERS TO HAVE SERVICE AFTER JULY 1, 2001 COVERED UNDER THE TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
AN ACT TO LIMIT THE WRITING OF PRESCRIPTIONS FOR RU-486 TO PHYSICIANS WHO MEET CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR IMPROPER PRESCRIBING OF RU 486.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS STATE ELECTION IMPROVEMENT STUDY COMMISSION.
TO AMEND VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE TO RENAME THE ARKANSAS PRENATAL AND EARLY CHILDHOOD NURSE HOME VISITATION PROGRAM AFTER THE LATE REPRESENTATIVE RITA ROWELL HALE.
TO CHANGE THE DWI THRESHOLD FROM 0.10% TO 0.08.
TO AUTHORIZE MOTOR VEHICLES LEADING OR ESCORTING A FUNERAL PROCESSION TO USE PURPLE FLASHING AND ROTATING LIGHTS.
TO AMEND JURISDICTION IN THE ARKANSAS REVISED UNIFORM ADOPTION ACT.
AN ACT TO MAKE LONG-TERM CARE AFFORDABLE AND AVAILABLE FOR FACILITY RESIDENTS.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 16-13-2403 TO CREATE A NEW CIRCUIT-CHANCERY JUDGESHIP IN THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT.
AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE TO CONTROL THE SALE AND POSSESSION OF EPHEDRINE, PSEUDOEPHEDRINE, NORPSEUDOEPHEDRINE AND PHENYLPROPANOLAMINE.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS DELTA DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION.
AN ACT CONCERNING THE TERMS OF OFFICE OF PERSONS APPOINTED TO VARIOUS BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES, COUNCILS, AND PANELS; AND TO LIMIT LENGTH OF SERVICE TO SERVE ON SUCH BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES, COUNCILS, AND PANELS.
THE ARKANSAS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ACT OF 2001.
TO ESTABLISH A PROGRAM FOR PUBLIC PORT AUTHORITIES IN ARKANSAS TO FUND PUBLIC PORT INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS.
TO CREATE AN INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR PAYMENTS TO NURSING FACILITIES.
AN ACT PROVIDING A PRIMARY FAMILY CAREGIVER TAX CREDIT.
TO CREATE A REBUTTABLE PRESUMPTION THAT IT IS NOT IN THE BEST INTEREST OF A CHILD TO BE PLACED IN THE CUSTODY OF AN ABUSIVE PARENT.
AN ACT TO PROTECT VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC ABUSE.
DIVISION OF YOUTH SERVICES SHALL ABATE CURRENT LOAN BALANCES BY DISSOLVING THE JUVENILE DETENTION REVOLVING LOAN FUND TO JUVENILE DETENTION CENTERS IN INDEPENDENCE, YELL, JEFFERSON, WASHINGTON, AND MILLER COUNTIES.
AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE TO CLARIFY THE CRIMINAL OFFENSE OF RAPE AND CREATE THE OFFENSE OF SEXUAL ASSAULT.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 5-14-101 TO FURTHER DEFINE "MENTALLY DEFECTIVE, MENTALLY INCAPACITATED, AND PHYSICALLY HELPLESS".
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 5-14-110 AND 5-14-112 TO CREATE THE OFFENSE OF SEXUAL INDECENCY WITH A CHILD AND REMOVE THE OFFENSE OF INDECENT EXPOSURE TO A PERSON UNDER TWELVE YEARS OF AGE.
TO REQUIRE ELECTION OFFICIALS TO ATTEND ELECTION TRAINING.
EXPRESSING THE SENSE OF THE HOUSE AND SENATE OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF ARKANSAS IN SUPPORT OF A WOMEN’S HEALTH PLATFORM.
TO AMEND THE HOUSE RULES TO ADD A NEW RULE TO REQUIRE THE PUBLISHING OF ROLL CALL VOTES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ON THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY'S INTERNET WEB SITE.
FOR A STUDY ON THE NEED TO AMEND ARKANSAS ADOPTION LAW.
REQUESTING THE JOINT PERFORMANCE REVIEW COMMITTEE TO STUDY THE ORGANIZATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES.
RECOGNIZING LUKE MORRIS FOR HIS COURAGE IN RECOVERING FROM HIS INJURIES RECEIVED IN A CAR ACCIDENT ON FEBRUARY 17, AND COMMENDING THE THREE PEOPLE WHO ARRIVED ON THE SCENE AND BEGAN LIFE SAVING MEASURES.
COMMENDING GARY WEIR, ARKANSAS' ORIGINAL BOZO.
CoSponsor for Senate
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 26-3-306 TO PERMIT WIDOWED SPOUSES OF DISABLED VETERANS TO BE ELIGIBLE AGAIN FOR THE HOMESTEAD AND PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION AFTER THE SECOND SPOUSE HAS DIED.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 11-10-515(c) CONCERNING DISQUALIFICATION FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS.
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE BANK COMMISSIONER TO VOTE IN ORDER TO BREAK A TIE VOTE ON THE STATE BANKING BOARD.
TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC TRANSIT TRUST FUND.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 16-10-305 TO INCREASE MISDEMEANOR OFFENSES COURT COSTS IN MUNICIPAL, CITY AND POLICE COURTS.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS WATERWAYS COMMISSION - PUBLIC PORT INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO PREVENT WORKPLACE VIOLENCE.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE MUNICIPAL PLANNING LAW.
ENTITIES WHICH RECEIVE TOBACCO SETTLEMENT PROCEEDS SHALL ACCOUNT FOR THOSE FUNDS SEPARATELY; FUNDS SHALL BE SUBJECT TO ANNUAL REVIEW/AUDIT BY LEGISLATIVE AUDIT.
TO REQUIRE A FIRST-TIME APPLICANT FOR A USED MOTOR VEHICLE DEALER'S LICENSE TO ATTEND AN EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR BEFORE LICENSURE.
REQUESTING SENATE AND HOUSE INTERIM COMMITTEES ON PUBLIC HEALTH, WELFARE AND LABOR TO CONDUCT A STUDY OF WOMEN'S HEALTHCARE ISSUES IN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AND REPORT THE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.