Summaries

Arkansas Drivers Laws

2019-05-06T21:22:08+00:00 Apr 26th, 2019|Summaries|

Many of the bills passed in the recent session could have a direct impact on your daily commute. The Public Transportation Committee heard testimony on proposals from how fast you can drive to requirements to get your license. Below are just some of the bills that have been signed into law impacting Arkansas drivers: Act [...]

Weekly Summary – Apr 12

2019-05-06T21:18:03+00:00 Apr 12th, 2019|Summaries|

More than 900 bills have been signed into law this session. This General Assembly has reduced taxes, addressed infrastructure needs, increased funding to education, and transformed state government. One of the last bills we passed was the amendment to the Revenue Stabilization Act. This outlines the $5.7 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2020. It includes [...]

Daily Update – Apr 10

2019-05-06T21:17:01+00:00 Apr 10th, 2019|Summaries|

The vast majority of work for the 2019 Regular Session is now complete. We will meet one final time later this month to address any unfinished business and official adjourn. On Wednesday, the House passed SB490. This bill expands the eligibility requirements for the Succeed Scholarship Program. This bill will allow students who have been [...]

Daily Update – Apr 9

2019-05-06T21:16:27+00:00 Apr 9th, 2019|Summaries|

On Tuesday, the House passed HB1876, the bill to amend the Revenue Stabilization Law. The bill outlines the $5.7 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2020. It includes a 2.2% increase in spending from the current fiscal year. The increases include additional funding for education, Medicaid, correctional officers, parole officers, and state troopers. The House also [...]

Daily Update – Apr 8

2019-05-06T21:15:56+00:00 Apr 8th, 2019|Summaries|

The Joint Budget Committee advanced HB1876, the bill to amend the Revenue Stabilization Law. The bill outlines the $5.7 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2020. It includes a 2.2% increase in spending from the current fiscal year. The increases are for education, Medicaid, more correctional officers and more state troopers. We have posted the proposal [...]

Weekly Update – Apr 5

2019-05-06T21:15:21+00:00 Apr 5th, 2019|Summaries|

The state budget is guided by the Revenue Stabilization Act (RSA) which is typically one of the last items passed every session. Members will be reviewing RSA in the Joint Budget Committee Monday morning. We have posted details of the proposed budget on our website. We expect to vote on the budget next week and [...]

Daily Update – Apr 4

2019-05-06T21:14:09+00:00 Apr 4th, 2019|Summaries|

In a vote of 68-20 with 2 members voting present, the House passed HJR1008. This is a proposed constitutional amendment for the November 2020 ballot. This amendment would change how future constitutional amendments make it on the ballot. For those proposed by the General Assembly, it would increase the vote requirement to a 3/5 majority. [...]

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 [...]