Government Affairs

Arkansas 91st General Assembly Legislative Highlights


• Killing all related restrictive SNAP bills HB 1305
• Stopping a restrictive smoking age bill HB 1711
• Passing of the expended wine in grocery store bill. SB 284
• Successfully helping to amend the Bio-legislation. (pharmacy issue) HB1204
• Passing discount protection bill for retailers. HB 2213
• Option for retailers to offer debit cards for lottery purchases. SB 617
• Tort reform SJR 8
• Stopping restrictive alcohol bills.
• Lowering the Soft Drink Tax. SB 120
• Reduces the wage base for calculating unemployment insurance from $12,000 to $10,000; reduces weekly benefit amounts;    restricts benefits available to individuals who have received severance pay. HB 1405
• Bill that prohibits local political subdivisions from requiring more from employers than required in federal and state law.          SB 668
• Stop the bill that would have repealed the requirement for the DFA Director to levy a 0% sales tax rate on food under certain  economic conditions. SB 523
• Authorizes pharmacists to dispense an emergency prescription refill that is to last for a long