Daily Summary for March 11, 2019
Daily Summary for March 11, 2019

On Monday, the House passed HB1523. This bill states a correctional or detention facility shall not place an inmate who is in labor in restraints unle...

Week 8 of 2019 Regular Session
Week 8 of 2019 Regular Session

Arkansas ranks forty-fourth in the nation when it comes to maternal mortality rates.  Maternal mortality is defined as the death of a woman who i...

Daily Summary for March 7, 2019
Daily Summary for March 7, 2019

The House Education Committee advanced HB1409.  This bill provides 40 minutes of recess for elementary school students. Currently, most students...

Daily Summary for March 6, 2019
Daily Summary for March 6, 2019

The House Rules committee advanced HB1565.  This bill seeks to provide funding for a national cancer institute-designated center at UAMS.  T...

Daily Summary for March 5, 2019
Daily Summary for March 5, 2019

The House Education Committee advanced HB1569. This bill allows school districts to develop policies for distribution of excess food. As long as healt...

Daily Summary for March 4, 2019
Daily Summary for March 4, 2019

On Monday, the House passed two pieces of legislation addressing highway funding.In a vote of 71-26, the House passed SB336. This bill outlines $95 mi...

Daily Summary for February 28, 2019
Daily Summary for February 28, 2019

In a vote of 85-6, the House passed HB1437. This bill makes it a Class A misdemeanor if a mandated reporter fails to notify law enforcement of a serio...

Daily Summary for February 27, 2019
Daily Summary for February 27, 2019

The House State Agencies committee advanced HJR1018. This is a proposed constitutional amendment which would permanently extend a ½ cent sales tax for...

SPEAKER SHEPHERD APPOINTS TOMMY MAY TO INDEPENDENT CITIZENS COMMISSION
SPEAKER SHEPHERD APPOINTS TOMMY MAY TO INDEPENDENT CITIZENS COMMISSION

Little Rock, Arkansas (February 27, 2019) –Arkansas House Speaker Matthew Shepherd has named Tommy May of Pine Bluff to serve on the Arkansas Independ...

Daily Summary for February 26, 2019
Daily Summary for February 26, 2019

The House Revenue and Taxation Committee advanced legislation outlining $95 million in additional funding for highways.SB336 creates funding in three...