Nate Bell passes half measure on lying at the legislature | Arkansas Blog

Friday, March 20, 2015

Nate Bell passes half measure on lying at the legislature

Posted By on Fri, Mar 20, 2015 at 5:22 PM

click to enlarge HALF-BAKED: Nate Bell legislation didn't cover all who speak at legislature.
  • HALF-BAKED: Nate Bell legislation didn't cover all who speak at legislature.
The House today voted 59-6 to pass Rep. Nate Bell's HB 1985 to make it a Class A misdemeanor to give false testimony to a committee of the General Asssembly.

Missing: A section that lifts legislative immunity and provides for misdemeanor lying charges to be filed against legislators for some of the knowingly bodacious stuff they sling in committee and on the floor.

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