Arkansas House Leader Hopes To Soon Bring Session To An End

Mar 17, 2015

The speaker of the Arkansas House says he hopes to have the legislative session mostly finished by the end of the month.

Jeremy Gillam spoke Tuesday at a breakfast hosted by the bipartisan Political Animals Club of Little Rock and said Gov. Asa Hutchinson and the Senate president support the March end date, but that the session could spill over into early April.

One recent change that could make sessions move more quickly was made when the House voted last week to lessen the amount of time between when bills are passed of committee and when they are heard by the full House.

Lawmakers are still scheduled to reconvene in May to consider any outstanding business and an extension if needed.