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Daily Update – Apr 3

2019-04-04T20:01:21+00:00 Apr 3rd, 2019|Summaries|

The House approved HR1073. This resolution allows for the introduction of a third proposed constitutional amendment. The proposed amendment, which can now be introduced, is HJR1008-An Amendment to the Arkansas Constitution to Amend the Process for the Submission and Approval of Proposed Initiated Acts, Constitutional Amendments, And Referenda. The House passed HB1839. This bill prohibits [...]

Daily Update – Apr 2

2019-04-04T20:00:55+00:00 Apr 2nd, 2019|Summaries|

The House Revenue and Taxation Committee advanced SB576. This bill requires out of state online retailers to collect and remit state sales tax. The bill also reduces corporate income tax from 6.5% to 5.9% over a three year period. The House Education Committee advanced HB1933, an Act to Amend the Anti-Bullying Policy. This bill address [...]

Daily Update – Apr 1

2019-04-04T20:00:22+00:00 Apr 1st, 2019|Summaries|

In a vote of 51-26, with 9 members voting present, the House passed SJR15. This is a proposed constitutional amendment for the November 2020 ballot addressing term limits for legislators. This amendment would limit state legislators elected after January 1, 2021 to 12 years of consecutive service. Those legislators would not be eligible for subsequent [...]

Weekly Update – Mar 29

2019-04-04T19:59:24+00:00 Mar 29th, 2019|Summaries|

Legislation passing the House this week addressed everything from robocalls to property taxes. While illegal robocalls are frustrating for most, they are also costly and dangerous for far too many Arkansans. An alarming number of illegal robocalls originate from scammers using automatic telephone dialing systems to send out thousands of phone calls per minute with [...]

Daily Update – Mar 28

2019-04-04T19:58:43+00:00 Mar 28th, 2019|Summaries|

On Thursday, the House passed a measure to increase homestead property tax credit. SB447 increases the credit from $350 to $375. It also diverts $8.2 million from the property tax relief fund to the county voting systems grant fund. It also directs excess funds to the state’s long-term reserve fund. The House passed HB1773. This [...]

Daily Update – Mar 27

2019-04-04T19:58:14+00:00 Mar 27th, 2019|Summaries|

The House Insurance and Commerce Committee advanced SB514. This bill makes illegal robocalls originating from scammers using automatic telephone dialing systems a Class D felony and requires that a telecommunications service provider is held accountable for certain activities. The House Agriculture, Forestry and Economic Development Committee advanced HB1778. This bill allows a judge to increases [...]

Daily Update – Mar 26

2019-04-04T19:57:48+00:00 Mar 26th, 2019|Summaries|

The House Revenue and Taxation Committee advanced SB561. This bill requires The Assessment Coordination Department to establish mandatory guidelines for county assessors to follow in identifying property that is exempt from property tax. It also requires the Director of the Department of Finance and Administration to report to the Legislative Council and the Governor before [...]

Daily Update – Mar 25

2019-04-04T19:57:17+00:00 Mar 25th, 2019|Summaries|

More than 550 bills have made it to the Governor’s desk during this legislative session. We now begin the 11th week of the Regular Session. The House passed more than 50 bills today including the following: HB1634-This bill includes acts committed by a victim of human trafficking under the state’s rape shield law. Arkansas’s rape [...]

State Plant Board Approves a Proposed Emergency Rule on the Use of Dicamba for Burndown

2019-04-04T19:56:33+00:00 Mar 22nd, 2019|In the News|

Arkansas Agriculture Department FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: State Plant Board Approves a Proposed Emergency Rule on the Use of Dicamba for Burndown LITTLE ROCK, AR – The Arkansas Agriculture Department’s State Plant Board approved a proposed emergency rule today to clarify that the only three dicamba products allowed for burndown applications from April 16 through May [...]

Weekly Update – Mar 22

2019-04-04T19:55:46+00:00 Mar 22nd, 2019|Summaries|

The House is now in the final weeks of the 2019 Regular Session. In recent days, the House has passed legislation increasing education funding, legislation increasing sales tax exemptions on used cars, and legislation creating a first of its kind response team to child abductions. With a vote of 91-0, the House passed HB1685. This [...]