Daily Update – Feb 20

In response to a letter from the Speaker of the House and the Senate President Pro-Tem, Governor Hutchinson announced he will call a special session after the current fiscal session.

The special session would address the regulation of pharmacy benefit managers and an issue affecting highway funding as it relates to current law regarding an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle.

The proposed special session is an effort to keep the fiscal session focused on budget bills.

Meanwhile, the House voted in favor of nearly 80 appropriation bills this afternoon. The legislation passed today did not include any increases in general revenue spending.

The Joint Budget Committee will meet tomorrow at 9am. The House will convene at 1:30pm. You can watch the House proceedings

2018-02-21T23:04:36+00:00 Feb 20th, 2018|Summaries|