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