Above: Sen. Hammer presents legislation in this file photo from 2021.

On Tuesday Rep. DeAnn Vaught (R – Horatio) and Sen. Kim Hammer (R – Benton) filed H.B. 1148 providing an income tax credit for purchasing certain baby supplies.

Under H.B. 1148, Arkansans would receive an income tax credit of up to $1,000 for money spent on diapers, baby formula, baby wipes, and prepackaged baby food.

Now that abortion is prohibited in Arkansas except to save the life of the mother, Arkansans need to look for ways to assist women and families.

Measures like H.B. 1148 could alleviate taxes for parents with small children and help families who are struggling.

You can read H.B. 1148 here.