A new bill that seeks to prevent the federal government from regulating firearms in Arkansas is scheduled to go before a state House committee Tuesday morning. But many think it’s clearly unconstitutional.
State Representative Bob Ballinger, a Republican from Hindsville, is the sponsor of the bill.
“We are not going to allow for any more federal regulations of firearms in Arkansas," Ballinger told a crowd gathered for a Second Amendment rally in front of the Arkansas Capitol February 8.
Arkansas lawmakers say they are continuing to look at expanding health coverage to those in Arkansas who earn up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level with federal money made available through the Affordable Care Act.
State lawmakers learned two weeks ago that they have the option of covering those who would benefit from the expansion with private insurance rather than putting them directly on Medicaid.
All kinds of farms operate on the Buffalo River Watershed, and have for generations, but a new industrial swine farm – the first of its kind in the state – is under construction in Newton County. And as Jacqueline Froelich with KUAF reports, that has some concerned.
Arkansas lawmakers are proposing regulations on the use of devices that photograph license plates.
Democratic Rep. Nate Steel of Nashville and Republican Rep. Nate Bell of Mena filed legislation Monday that would restrict who can use so-called license plate readers.
The bill would also limit how long data captured by license plate readers could be kept.
The legislation comes after The Associated Press reported earlier this month that Little Rock police have a license plate reader, but don't have a policy spelling out how long the department keeps the data.