November 17, 2016    Starting Nov. 15 is when the ligislator can start filing bills. I added some more KEY words below to help you look up the bills.

PLEASE send me an email to let me know if anyone is doing this.

rsol@arkansastimeaftertime.org

I will be at the captail on Jan 9 for the "welcomeing meeting"  all they will do on this day is let the groups like ours introduce ourself and what we stand for. Then on Wed, Jan 11 is when the session will start for us.

Let Pray for no bills this year or at least bills that will change our lives for the better.

I will try to keep this page updated so you will be informed on what is going on in Little  Rock. 

 

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