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Daily Legislative Update

Friday, March 7, 2014

26th 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.

 CAPITOL ACTIVITY

The Joint Budget Committee has adopted the $5 billion state budget for the next fiscal year that beingsJuly 1, 2014 and ends June 30, 2015. The final budget approval comes in the form of bills (SB 147 and HB 1159) known as the Revenue Stabilization Act (RSA). Approval of this Act now moves to the House and Senate and requires a minimum of two days to approve.  The House and Senate adjourned today until 3 p.m. next Tuesday, March 11. This puts the session in a position to adjourn next Wednesday unless something causes a delay.

 Here is a link to the most recent identical amendments to the RSA bills:

 

SB 147: http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2013/Meeting%20Attachments/005/I12422/JKG182.pdf

 

HB 1159: http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2013/Meeting%20Attachments/005/I12422/JKG183.pdf

 

RSA Allocations: http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2013/Meeting%20Attachments/005/I12422/RSA%202014-15%20Allocations.PDF

 

Another typical issue that arises at the end of a session is how any surplus dollars might be spent. Here is a link to an Arkansas News Bureau story that briefly outlines how this issue is moving:

http://arkansasnews.com/news/arkansas/lawmakers-tackle-surplus-spending-state-budget

 

Here is the legislative meeting schedule for next week:

 CONTACT INFORMATION

State Senators: 501-682-2902

State Representatives: 501-682-6211

To view schedules, calendars, bill information and legislator information, visit:  www.arkleg.state.ar.us.

To view live stream video and audio from the Arkansas House of Representatives, visitwww.arkansashouse.org.

 

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: www.arkansasstatechamber.com

 

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