Missy Irvin's anti-freedom bill delayed, opposition mounting | Arkansas Blog

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Missy Irvin's anti-freedom bill delayed, opposition mounting

Posted By on Thu, Mar 7, 2013 at 3:44 PM

Sen. Missy Irvin's bill to ban certain body-modification techniques was passed over in committee today. Noting that the assembled public had a more punk-rock persuasion than one normally finds at Public Health committee meetings, Chairman John Burris said, "I don’t want to paint too broad of a brush but from the looks of the audience, it looks like some people may be here for SB387." He announced that the committee would discuss the bill on March 21.

I have heard from legislators off the record that there is growing opposition to the prohibition bill and that it may not have the votes to pass the House.

Two Republicans were willing to go on the record with doubts about the bill. Rep. Nate Bell told me he was hoping to come to the House committee meeting to speak against the intrusive bill. He said he would certainly speak against it if it came to the House floor. Meanwhile, Rep. David Meeks tweeted that "I haven't made a final decision on SB387 but I am leaning no." On the other side of the aisle, Rep. Warwick Sabin told me that he will vote against the bill. It will be interesting to see whether other Democrats come out against it.

Tags: , , , , ,

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments (15)

Showing 1-15 of 15

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-15 of 15

Add a comment

More by David Ramsey

  • Abuse again at Arkansas juvenile lockup

    A guard was fired after choking a child at the Alexander Juvenile Assessment and Treatment Center. It’s the latest in a long history of mistreatment at the facility.
    • May 26, 2017
  • Health care policy FAQ

    What proposed state and federal changes mean for the future of health care policy in Arkansas.
    • May 25, 2017
  • The health of a hospital

    The Medicaid expansion helped Baxter County Regional Medical Center survive and thrive, but a federal repeal bill threatens to imperil it and its patients.
    • May 25, 2017
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Auditor Lea caught not telling the truth

    State Auditor Andrea Lea, who began her tenure in statewide office with a degree of competence unseen in some other Republican counterparts (think Treasurer Dennis Milligan particularly), is becoming more deeply mired in a political scandal.
    • Mar 4, 2016
  • Another Republican miracle-working governor

    Great piece in Washington Post on the budget crisis in Louisiana. Big tax cuts and corporate welfare will do that to a state, particularly to a state whose previous governor, Republican Bobby Jindal, refused to join the Obamacare-funded Medicaid expansion. There's a lesson there for Arkansas.
    • Mar 4, 2016
  • Charter school accountability: Non-existent in Arkansas

    A state audit finds charter school spending violated state law, but the state Education Department says it has no responsibility for ensuring proper management of charter schools. Say what?
    • Mar 5, 2016

Most Viewed

  • Arkansas-linked Charlottesville marcher identified, apologizes to those misidentified

    A man who says he's a former University of Arkansas student now living in New England has identified himself as the person wearing an "Arkansas Engineering" T-shirt in the Friday white supremacist march in Fayetteville. He apologized for involving UA in the story and to the professor misidentified as being the person wearing the shirt.

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation