Meetings for February 10, 2016
Intermodal Transportation & Commerce Task Force meets at 9:00 AM in Room B, MAC.
Legislative Task Force on the the Best Practices for Special Education meets at 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM in Room 130.
Fourth Annual Arkansas Legislative Hoops Game Set for March 15
Members of the Arkansas House of Representatives and Arkansas Senate will square off in Hoops for Kids' Sake, the fourth annual legislative charity basketball game on Tuesday, March 15 at 7 PM, at the Jack Stephens Center on the University of Arkansas at Little Rock campus. Celebrity players, coaches and special guests will be on hand for the bipartisan exhibition game.
All proceeds will benefit the Big Brothers of Central Arkansas (BBBSCA), Boys & Girls Club of Bryant and Boys & Girls Club of Saline County.
Broadband Initiative Begins
Arkansas House Speaker Jeremy Gillam and Senate President Pro-Tem Jonathan Dismang issued a challenge to the Joint Committee for Advanced Communication and Information Technology to make certain every Arkansan has access to affordable high-speed broadband internet.
“It is time to step up our game,” said Speaker Gillam. “Every home, every business, every school must have appropriate access.”Read More
2016 Fiscal Session Important Dates
February 1: Official General Revenue Forecast.
March 8: Budget Hearings start in Big Mac Room A/ Executive Balanced Budget.
March 14: Appropriation Bills and Identical Resolutions may be pre-filed.
April 13: Fiscal Session Starts.
April 13: Deadline for filing Identical Resolutions for Non-Appropriation bills.
April 27: Bill filing deadline for Appropriation bills and Non-Appropriation bills for which an Identical Resolution has been approved.
May 12: Last Day of Fiscal Session, which is 30 days, unless extended 15 days by a 3/4 vote.
May 27: Days from the start of Session which is the longest a Fiscal Session may last if extended.
Health Care Reform Task Force Preliminary Report
The Health Care Reform Task Force has now approved a preliminary report detailing its findings and recommendations.
Read the entire report by clicking on the "Read More" link belowRead More
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