Two bills backed by Family Council have now become law.

HB1369 by Rep. Shepherd, creating a back-to-school tax-free holiday, was signed into law yesterday by Governor Beebe.

SB274 by Senator Gilbert Baker, exempting any used car sold for less than $4,000 from state sales tax, was also signed by the Governor.

We’ve pushed for both of these bills for some time now.  Alleviating the used car tax was one, in particular, that we have lobbied for unsuccessfully in the past.  We were very glad to see it finally pass.

Both of these bills encountered opposition out at the Capitol, but we believe that both of them will help reduce some of the tax burden Arkansans face each year. Hats off to the Arkansas Legislature for passing these two great bills!