Last Week of Session. DESPERATELY NEEDED CALLS TODAY!!!!!!

We are winding down in the Arkansas session FINALLY!!!.  There are some CRITICAL bills that will be voted on in the Senate floor today.  I know that everyone is tired of making these phone calls, but PLEASE just make a few more calls.

Here is the link to find your Senator & their contact info:  http://www.arkansas.gov/senate/

The In-Session # are: 501-682-6107 or 501-682-2902

Please be brief, give the bill # and bill name and how you would like them to vote.

POSITIVE BILLS:

HB1778 – TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS INDUSTRIAL HEMP ACT; AND TO CREATE A RESEARCH PROGRAM TO ASSESS THE AGRICULTURAL AND ECONOMIC POTENTIAL OF INDUSTRIAL HEMP PRODUCTION IN ARKANSAS.  This is DESPERATELY needed for farmers & the state in general.  It will allow farmers to grow industrial hemp for research as well as sell commercially.

HB2094_TO AUTHORIZE ACQUISITION OF SEEDS, CUTTINGS, CLONES, AND PLANTS BY A CULTIVATION FACILITY. This will allow quicker access to medicine by patients

NEGATIVE BILLS:

HB1580 -PROVIDE FOR A SPECIAL PRIVILEGE TAX; TO LEVY A SPECIAL PRIVILEGE TAX ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA. This can add an additional tax of up to 12%.  Patients will already be paying regular sales tax with the added to it

HJR1003-AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION CONCERNING PROPOSED MEASURES AND CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS CONSIDERED BY VOTERS AT AN ELECTION. This bill is designed to make it nearly IMPOSSIBLE for the PEOPLE to run a Ballot Initiative.  It will stop our ability to petition our state unless we have several million dollars.