Local State Senators and Representatives came to Benton Friday morning February 12th to update residents on the current bills in the current session of the Arkansas State Legislature. This event was sponsored by Regions Bank and hosted by the Chambers of Commerce in Benton, Bryant and Hot Springs Village. See the video below of the legislators introducing themselves and telling the committees on which they serve.
In order of appearance in the video, Gary James, Director of the Benton Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed a socially-distanced crowd of about 50 attendees, then legislators introduced themselves and current legislation, including Rep. Richard McGrew (R), Sen. Kim Hammer (R), Rep. Lanny Fite (R), Sen. Alan Clark (R), Rep. Tony Furman (R).
Topics included Medicare, certain taxes, DUI laws, hate crime legislation, medical rights of providers, how cities use street funds, and more.
Keep up with the current session by following tweets from the House and Senate here: https://www.mysaline.com/arkleg-news/