The Senators are meeting tomorrow instead of  Wednesday.  They are meeting 10 min. after the Full Senate meets.  We have no idea what time that might be, If I had to guess, I would say 2:00. The Senators don't have that many bills they need to vote on.  I will be at work, and won't be able to go to Little Rock, I am going to try. 

Just in case, I can't make it but we do need to do this any way.... EMAIL time  

Bill SB32  AN ACT PROHIBITING CERTAIN SEX OFFENDERS FROM ENTERING UPON A PUBLIC SCHOOL CAMPUS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

  Pays any costs associated with the security guard approved by the public school or law enforcement officer accompanying the sex offender under subdivision (c)(5)(B) of this section.

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Let start sending those emails to the Judiciary Committee  and the Sponsor of the bill Senator Hickey jimmy.hickey@senate.ar.gov

 

 

Things to keep in mind when you send an email:

1. Subject line-  VOTE no on SB32  (or what ever bill we are fighting against) 

2. Keep your email short and to the point, about a half of page. The Congress people don't have time to read ever email.

3. Try to at least make it personal. Make them feel sorry for you. but not in a way where they don't care.

4. If you have kids, tell them how this new bill is going to effect your kids. 

5. Keep it short.

 

 

PLEASE, I need more people to check this on a daily bases. The only reason I found out about this bill is when the reported called me for questions. This is NOT how I want to find out about bills.

The Session January 9, 2017

The session is going to be starting soon. I am going to try to show you how to navigate the website

Look for the calendar. You will have to change the dates. They only update a week at a time during the session. You can look two weeks at a time. Once the session starts, you will need to check often because things change fast.  

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Once they do have updated the committee meetings, you will be looking for the Judicary Commettee for the Senator. 

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Click on "AGENDA"    It will show you what bills they will be TRY to talk about that day. Once the session startes, the Agenda will be 3, 4 pages long. They won't get to every bill on the agenda on one day. I will be there every day because you will not know if they will read your bill that day or not. Even though the bill is on the agenda. 

The best way to look up our type of bills. On the LEFT side, on the first page, Look for BILLs. You will have to Search. 

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You will need to search for buzz words.  Sex, Offender, Rape, Felon, Parole, Prison, Minor, Sexual, Inmate, Register, Assault, Registrattion.  

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Where it say-" with all of the words"  This is where you will need to use the buzz words. Once they start filing the bills, you might get a hit on more then one page of bills. You will have to read though each one to see if they do effect us. Some bills could be what they call a "clean up" bill  This will be a bill that is all ready in effect but they are changes some words around. You will see a lot of strike out . This is ok but we might not be able to fight this. If they are just changeing some of the words. This mean, a bill is alread a LAW. We can't can't change a law. We can fight a bill. 

ATAT needs volunteers to do this every day  and when we get to the end of Feburary and March, you will need to check at least every hour. They will update the bills FAST when we get closer to the end- First week in April.

If you have any question, Please let me know. I will try to help you figure out this page.

The more people we have helping, the better. I need people to look up bills, know how to read them. We also need people to send emails to the Senators to let them know we don't like that bill. Please tell your family and friends about us, The more people we have, The louder our voice will be.

Carla Swanson

501-444-2424