January 28, 2013 | Posted in Legislature, Taxes | By

This morning Senator Jason Rapert (R-Bigelow) filed SJR4, the Taxpayers’ Protection Amendment.

Under his amendment a ¾ vote of the Arkansas Legislature would be necessary to levy a new tax or raise existing taxes.

A simple majority vote would allow the legislature to lower taxes or change tax deductions, exemptions, exceptions, or credits.

Senator Rapert filed a similar amendment two years ago.

Please contact your lawmakers, and ask them each to support Senator Rapert’s amendment.

  • The phone number for the Arkansas Senate is 501-682-2902.
  • The Arkansas House of Representatives is 501-682-6211.

You can read the latest version of the amendment here.

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.