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Griffin Praises Bill Waiving Licensure Renewal Fee for Active Duty Military Medical Professionals

January 25, 2017

Says, 'Senate Bill 95 honors the service of active duty medical professionals and allows them to focus on their jobs. . . .'

LITTLE ROCK – Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin today issued the following statement regarding Senate Bill 95: 

"Like all military members, active duty medical professionals, including dentists and nurses, provide an invaluable service to our nation and risk their lives to protect our freedom. Senate Bill 95 honors the service of active duty medical professionals and allows them to focus on their jobs without having to worry about paying annual licensure renewal fees. I am thrilled that this bill passed in committee today, and I encourage all members of the legislature to strongly support it when it is presented for a vote.”

About Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin

Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin was elected on November 4, 2014. From 2011-2015, Griffin served as the 24th representative of Arkansas’s Second Congressional District. For the 113th Congress, he was a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means while also serving as a Deputy Whip for the Majority. In the 112th Congress, he served as a member of the House Armed Services Committee, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Griffin is a graduate of Magnolia High School, Hendrix College in Conway and Tulane Law School in New Orleans, and attended graduate school at Oxford University. He has served in the U.S. Army Reserve for 20 years, was deployed to Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Lieutenant Colonel Griffin is currently pursuing a master’s degree in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. He also served as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas and Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Political Affairs for President George W. Bush. Griffin lives in Little Rock with his wife Elizabeth, a Camden native, and their two children.


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