Week 9 in Review: Arkansas’ 91st General Assembly
Monday, March 6 was the end of bill filing for the 91st General Assembly. On that day, more than 550 bills were filed. Between Friday, March 3 and Monday, March 6, almost 1,000 bills were filed.
According to recent reports, Arkansas legislators have filed the second lowest number of bills in a regular session since 1997.
During the 2017 regular session of the 91st General Assembly, 2,069 bills were filed – seven more than the 2015 Regular Session.
This week the Legislature was primarily focused on:
- expanding the sale of wine in grocery stores
- allowing guns on college campuses and other public places
- charter schools
The House Committee on Public Transportation also passed a bill that would generate more than $200 million for Arkansas Highways.
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