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Arkansas governor asked to call extra session on 2 topics

By Michael R. Wickline

This article was published February 17, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

House Speaker Jeremy Gillam, R-Judsonia, is shown in this file photo.

Senate President Pro Tempore Jonathan Dismang, R-Searcy, is shown in this file photo.

Arkansas' House and Senate leaders on Friday asked Gov. Asa Hutchinson to call a special legislative session to take place after the ongoing fiscal session adjourns to consider bills on regulating pharmacy benefit managers and amending the law on open containers of alcoholic beverages in vehicles.

Senate President Pro Tempore Jonathan Dismang, R-Searcy, is shown in this file photo.

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DoubleBlind says... February 17, 2018 at 8:49 a.m.

Extraordinary session, my @ss. More like a session for extraordinarily stupid individuals to pass idiotic legislation. Firstly, good on PBMs efforts to drive down medication costs. Pharmacists, rather than crying to the State for a remedy, need to negotiate lower prices from suppliers. Everybody loves free markets and capitalism until it bites them in the @ss. Secondly, what constitutes an alcoholic beverage? It contains ALCOHOL, you effing morons! You’ve known AR was non-compliant forever. Now you’re worried that $12M will go to ensuring driver safety rather than to yet another mile of concrete.

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skeptic1 says... February 17, 2018 at 9:22 a.m.

What a waste of tax payer resources.

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DoubleBlind says... February 17, 2018 at 9:24 a.m.

The ONLY gun-related scenario meriting a special session would be to bring AR law re domestic abusers in line with Federal law prohibiting them from buying or possessing weapons. Arkansas law does NOT
*Prohibit individuals convicted of domestic violence misdemeanors from possessing firearms or ammunition (unlike federal law);
*Prohibit individuals subject to domestic violence protective orders from possessing firearms or ammunition (unlike federal law);
*Require the surrender of firearms or ammunition by domestic abusers who have become prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition under federal law; or
*Explicitly authorize or require the removal of firearms or ammunition at the scene of a domestic violence incident.

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DoubleBlind says... February 17, 2018 at 12:19 p.m.

Hey, how about a special session to draft legislation declaring the Fouke Monster the official mythical creature of AR! Or one promising a coon in every pot to feed AR’s hungry children! Or free leeches to everyone without health insurance! Or bibles and a bus pass out of town for the homeless! If we could compress the Ledge and run them thru a pasta roller, they wouldn’t merit use as @sswipes. Same for Hutchinson.

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RBBrittain says... February 17, 2018 at 9:09 p.m.

There is no need to call a separate special session. Both of the issues being raised -- PBM regulation and the open container law -- have the necessary resolutions in place to introduce them in the fiscal session; if they're THAT important they should get the two-thirds vote to introduce them. Perhaps the Speaker & President Pro Tem want to sneak something else past us via a closed-door addition to the Governor's call?

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