Action Alerts

Highway Funding Measures Continue to Progress

Monday, March 4th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Two primary measures making up the Governor’s initiative to provide highway funding money continue to progress through the General Assembly. One measure (SB336), which allows for new highway funding revenues by including a new wholesale fuel tax on unleaded and diesel fuel, new registration fees for electric and hybrid vehicles, and new collections from casino […] Read more...

Industrial Hemp Set to be Fixture at Ag Department

Monday, March 4th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Representative David Hillman was successful in the 91st General Assembly in passing legislation to begin a commercial research program for industrial hemp in Arkansas, and in the 92nd General Assembly, he’s been successful in making the program a mainstay at the Arkansas Agriculture Department by allowing the Department to collect fees from participants in the […] Read more...

House Approves Measure to Prohibit False & Misleading Labels on Food Products

Monday, March 4th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Monday, March 4th, the Arkansas House approved a bill (HB1407), which would require truth in labeling of certain food products, including rice. The bill was approved by a vote of 87-4, and it will now go to the Senate for consideration. The bill, which is sponsored by Representative David Hillman, is aimed at addressing […] Read more...

District Export Council Seeks Nominees for Awards

Friday, March 1st, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts February 27, 2019 – The Arkansas District Export Council (ArDEC) is accepting applications for the 2019 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Global Trade to recognize the exporting success of small, medium and large Arkansas’ companies. Applications are being accepted until April 26 and can be downloaded at arkansasexport.com.  The award ceremony will take place on May 23rd at […] Read more...

Penalty Bill for Dicamba Continues to Progress

Friday, March 1st, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information A bill to amend the penalty laws related to dicamba and other auxin herbicides is under consideration in the legislature and moving relatively quickly through the process. HB1512, by Representative David Hillman (R-Almyra), would redefine the definition of egregious to allow the Plant Board to assess fines of greater than $1,000 and up to $25,000 […] Read more...
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