Daily Legislative Update

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

16th Day of 89th General Assembly—Fiscal Session

Written by Kenny Hall, Angela DeLille and Andrew Parker of the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce, this Daily Update is provided by the Springdale Chamber to interested members.


The Senate will convene at 1:00 p.m.

 The House will convene at 1:30 p.m.


 At the top of the House calendar of bills to be considered are HB 1150 and SB 111, the identical versions of the Department of Human Services-Division of Medical Services appropriation bills that contain the Private Option. SB 111 passed the Senate last week, but failed in the House on Friday by a vote of 71 to 18 with 7 not voting and 4 absent. HB 1150 failed in the House on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of last week. Seventy-five votes are required for passage.



More than 250 candidates filed for office yesterday as the week-long period for filing opened at noon. The filing period closes at noon on Monday, March 3. Click on this link to see who has filed:



State Senators: 501-682-2902

State Representatives: 501-682-6211

To view schedules, calendars, bill information and legislator information, visit:

To view live stream video and audio from the Arkansas House of Representatives, visit


State Chamber/AIA Staff:

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Kenny Hall, Executive Vice President: eat2@eau2eav2eaw2" target="_blank">eat2@eau2eav2eaw2  

Angela DeLille, Director of Governmental Affairs:

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Andrew Parker, Director of Governmental Affairs:

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State Chamber/AIA phone: (501) 372-2222

State Chamber/AIA web site: