Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Roll Call~

Ethics Update

From Talk Business~Rep. Ann Clemmer, R-Benton, one of the House co-sponsors of the legislature's ethics reform bill, offered a few comments to Talk Business the day after companion bills were introduced.

SB 194 and HB 1284 would make more uniform reimbursement rates for out-of-state travel and require future state lawmakers to wait one year before registering as lobbyists. The two bills are "mirror" bills, meaning they reflect the same language. (Read More...)

Here is more on the "Ethics Bill" from the Associated Press (Read more...)

No Words

Evidently Rep. Tracy Pennartz (D-Fort Smith) gave freshman Rep. Roy Mauch (R-Bismarck) who ran HB1205 a schooling. Jason Tolbert tells it (read more...) 

Put it to the Voters~SB180 Filed~   

From The Arkansas Patriot blog- Arkansas state senators Johnny Key (R-Mountain Home) & Jonathan Dismang (R-Beebe) have filed a bill to alter the state’s Advertising & Promotion Tax statute.
The bill, SB 180, amends the existing statute & requires counties or cities to refer the tax to the voters. (Read more...)

Party wants Primary for Seat in Dist 54

 Today I was sent notice by the state Republican Party they have requested a Primary be held for the House Seat that was left vacant due to the passing of Republican nominee Keith Crass (read more...

23 Change vote on HB 1049

Yesterday HB1049,  a bill banning drivers from using cell phones while in a school zone,failed and was brought back to the House today passed 53-41 vote. 
The Tolbert Report reports on the 23 representatives who switched their votes on the bill in just one day. 


In Personnel-many asking for new positions-Game&Fish has 22 vacant positions,asked for an information officer,but agreed to turn in 10

Also found out unfilled positions have medical ins paid for them-told it keeps overall costs of insurance premiums down

Animal Rescue Shelters trust Fund has $100,000 for cities and $100,000 for counties

January state revenue hits $459.8M - $19.7M more than 2010, $4.4M above the forecast. More details - #ARLeg

F'ville Shale play study predicts production pullback thru 2012, but increased activity 2013-2020.

F'ville Shale play study: 14 wells drilled in Ark. play in 2004; 860 in 2009

F'ville Shale play study: 731 wells drilled in Ark. play from Jan.-Oct. 2010

HB1099 passed the House 80-15. Bill will allow school to start up to 4 days earlier

Great crowd in the Rotunda today supporting the American Heart Association "Wear Red" Day.

Thank you Sen. Jason Rapert for getting HB 1007 out of committee!!!

HR1007, a resolution commending special agent Kevin Brown passes out of committee. #arleg

No comments: