Tagged: arkansas house

Arkansas Lawmakers Formally Adjourn Fiscal Session

by Associated Press 5/9/2016 11:26 am

Arkansas lawmakers have ended this year's fiscal session, with the current House speaker winning another two-year term leading the chamber.

Arkansas House Panel Seeks to Outlaw Lying to Legislators

by Associated Press 3/18/2015 3:03 pm

The House Rules Committee voted Wednesday to send the bill to the full House. It would make it a class A misdemeanor to lie while testifying before a legislative committee.

House Committee Endorses Constitutional Amendments, Including Voter ID Reinstatement

by Associated Press 3/13/2015 11:04 am

The committee on Friday advanced five proposals to a joint committee that will consider which ones should be placed on the 2016 ballot. One proposal would reinstate the voter ID requirement that the state Supreme Court found unconstitutional in October.

Arkansas House Panel Rejects Bill to Reduce Light Pollution

by Associated Press 3/11/2015 12:54 pm

Republican Rep. Stephen Meeks says his bill would save tax dollars and protect the environment. The 13-page bill would require city and county governments to use energy efficient lighting when replacing fixtures and attempt to reduce glare from billboards and onto private property.

School Consolidation Waivers Endorsed by Arkansas House

by Associated Press 3/2/2015 4:10 pm

The House voted 95-0 Monday to allow school districts with fewer than 350 students to apply for a waiver from the state. Smaller districts that meet academic, fiscal and facility standards set by the state would be eligible to avoid consolidation with a nearby district.

Arkansas Bill Defends Christmas Greetings in Schools

by Associated Press 2/9/2015 5:10 pm

Classrooms could be filled with Christmas trees, menorahs and other religious holiday imagery under a bill filed by an Arkansas lawmaker who wants to defend teachers and students who wish to celebrate Christmas at school.

Arkansas House Considering Options for Speaker's Race Tie

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/12/2012 2:39 pm

After a campaign season that focused on which party would win Arkansas' House, Democrats and Republicans in that chamber now face a new question: What happens if neither side is in control?