Local Corporatism, Congressional Retirements, Eminent Domain, and Human Trafficking; Just A Small Part of Arkansas Politics
February 6, 2013 Vance
TO REPEAL THE AUTHORITY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO PAY TAXPAYER FUNDS UNDER SERVICE CONTRACTS FOR ECONOMIC AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT SERVICES.
House — Read the first time, rules suspended, read the second time and referred to the Committee on AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT- HOUSE
Due to the sheer number of Bills and the limited amount of time, I will only address those that jump at me, such as this bill from the Arkansas House of Representatives. It’s simply a repeal of local government’s engaging in corporatism.
TO ALLOW CERTAIN MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO OPT OUT OF MEMBERSHIP IN THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
House — Read the first time, rules suspended, read the second time and referred to the Committee on PUBLIC RETIREMENT & SOCIAL SECURITY PROGRAMS-JOINT
I would like this better if it removed all of the legislators from the Retirement System. It’s a temporary part-time job, no retirement benefits for you.
TO LIMIT THE POWER OF EMINENT DOMAIN FOR PROPERTY OWNERS’ IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS.
House — Read the first time, rules suspended, read the second time and referred to the Committee on JUDICIARY COMMITTEE- HOUSE
The best I can understand this bill is that it strips utilities of the power of eminent domain, however the district the utilities are in can condemn and use eminent domain on areas already in use by the utility.
ESTABLISHING THE HUMAN TRAFFICKING ACT OF 2013; CONCERNING THE OFFENSE OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING.
House — Returned by the Committee with the recommendation that it do pass as amended 1
Apparently this is an issue in Arkansas. Who knew? It is something to be dealt with. To keep from overwhelming everyone I’ll cut it off at that and pick up the rest tomorrow.