Summaries

Daily Summary – Jan 25

2021-02-03T20:25:25+00:00 Jan 25th, 2021|Summaries|

The third week of the 2021 Regular Session is now underway. This morning, the House State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee advanced HB1202. This requires counties to post sample ballots on the Secretary of State website at least 20 days before each preferential primary and general election and at least 10 days before each general [...]

2021 2nd Week Summary

2021-02-03T20:24:32+00:00 Jan 22nd, 2021|Summaries|

In the second week of the 2021 Regular Session, the House voted on bills addressing everything from car tags to jury duty pay. The bills now advancing to the Senate include: HB1028-This bill changes the length of time a consumer has to tag their vehicle. Current law gives car buyers 30 days to pay the [...]

Daily Summary – Jan 21

2021-02-03T20:22:38+00:00 Jan 21st, 2021|Summaries|

On Thursday, the House State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee advanced HB1056. This bill amends the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act allowing public meetings to be held via phone or video conference during a declared emergency. The House Agriculture, Forestry and Economic Development Committee advanced HB1009 which authorizes the Veterinary Medical Examining Board to promulgate [...]

Daily Summary – Jan 19

2021-02-03T20:21:12+00:00 Jan 19th, 2021|Summaries|

The House began its second week of the Regular Session on Tuesday. The House Public Transportation Committee advanced HB1028. This bill changes the length of time a consumer has to license their vehicle. Current law gives car buyers 30 days to pay the sales tax and register a vehicle. HB 1028 would extend it to [...]

2021 Going into 2nd Week

2021-02-03T20:19:42+00:00 Jan 15th, 2021|Summaries|

House members are now ready to begin the second week of the 2021 Regular Session. Nearly 200 bills have been filed so far in the House and more than 135 have been filed in the Senate. House members elected to serve in the 93rd General Assembly took the oath of office in the House Chamber [...]

2021 1st Week Summary

2021-02-03T20:17:22+00:00 Jan 14th, 2021|Summaries|

The House has now completed its work for the first week of the 2021 Regular Session. This afternoon, the House passed HR1005, which requires members, staff, and the public to wear a mask when accessing House properties, including the House Chamber. HR1005 also provides remote voting options for members on House floor proceedings. Members can [...]

Covid-19 House Rules

2021-02-03T20:15:41+00:00 Jan 13th, 2021|Summaries|

The House Rules committee advanced resolutions outlining new rules and changes to procedure due to COVID-19. HR1005 requires members, staff, and the public to wear a mask when accessing House properties, including the House Chamber. Limited exceptions such as when a member is recognized to speak are included in the resolution. HR1005 also outlines options [...]

Committee Assignments

2021-02-03T20:13:56+00:00 Jan 11th, 2021|Summaries|

House members elected to serve in the 93rd General Assembly took the oath of office in the House Chamber this afternoon. Upon swearing-in, members then voted to name Rep. Matthew J. Shepherd of El Dorado as the Speaker of the Arkansas House. This will be his second full term to serve as Speaker. Speaker Shepherd [...]

2020 Fiscal Session Update

2020-05-05T16:24:16+00:00 Apr 17th, 2020|Summaries|

While we are facing difficult and uncertain times, Arkansans should know that essential services in state government will continue. This week during the 2020 Fiscal Session, the Arkansas General Assembly passed a balanced budget for the next fiscal year prioritizing funding for education, health care, and public safety. The 2021 Fiscal Year begins July 1. [...]

Levee Grant Funding Informational Meeting

2019-08-30T22:11:54+00:00 Aug 25th, 2019|Summaries|

The Natural Resources Division of the Arkansas Department of Agriculture and the Arkansas Division of Emergency Management will hold a meeting to present details and answer questions regarding the $10 Million in available grant funding released by Governor Hutchinson for levee construction and maintenance projects within the declared national disaster area resulting from the floods [...]