HB1369, by Rep. Shepherd, creates a back-to-school sales-tax holiday. Many states—including nearly all of Arkansas’ bordering states—have an annual tax holiday of some kind for back-to-school supplies. This bill would add Arkansas to that list.
The bill is predicted to go to the Senate Revenue & Tax Committee this week. There are a lot of rumors going around that some of the senators on that committee may have already decided to vote against the bill.
This is a good bill that will help alleviate some of the financial burden Arkansas families face every August, when they’re kids go back to school. If your senator is on the Revenue & Tax Committee, please call and leave a message asking him or her to support HB1369. You can leave a message by calling 501-682-2902.
The following senators are on the Revenue & Tax Committee:
Senator Larry Teague
Senator Michael Lamoureux
Senator Jerry Taylor
Senator Paul Bookout
Senator Linda Chesterfield
Senator Jake Files
Senator Bill Sample
Senator Eddie Joe Williams
Jerry is the founder and president of Family Council. He began Family Council in 1989 after a successful effort to amend the Arkansas Constitution to prevent the use of public funds for abortions. He and his wife reside in Little Rock. They have four sons.