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Arkansas' 92nd General Assembly to convene Jan. 14
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 7:00 AM

Arkansas Governmental Affairs Update – Regular Legislative Session

The Regular Session of the 92nd General Assembly will convene Monday, Jan. 14. During this session, the Arkansas Credit Union Association (ACUA) will have a bill filed which would allow credit unions to hold public funds.

Passing this bill to expand credit union authority to hold public funds will require the support of all Arkansas credit unions. Cornerstone Credit Union League encourages credit union leaders to contact their state legislators to ask for their support. (Who is my Arkansas legislator?)

ACUA will email the bill to Arkansas credit unions upon its introduction. Once you receive it, contact your lawmaker using the bill number (shown on the right side of the bill) and its subtitle as reference. The bill number will signify whether it's a House (HB) or Senate (SB) bill, which determines where the process starts.

About the Arkansas 92nd General Assembly

The Senate has nine Democrats and 26 Republicans, of which seven are women and 28 are men. The House of Representative's party breakdown is 24 Democrats and 76 Republicans, of which 25 are women and 75 are men.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson will begin his second four-year term of office. He will take the oath of office in the House Chamber and then give his inaugural address from the Capitol steps on Tuesday, Jan. 15.

The Arkansas Credit Union Association is hosting the annual Legislative Luncheon on Wednesday, Jan. 16.

For more information about legislative updates, please contact Arkansas Credit Union Association lobbyist Ron Harrod at rharrod@sbcglobal.net or 501-944-3068.