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Legislators file flurry of bills before deadline

by Danielle Kloap | March 9, 2015 at 10:53 a.m. | Updated March 9, 2015 at 2:07 p.m.

State legislators have been busy submitting bills Monday, the last day to file legislation for the 90th General Assembly.

As of 2 p.m., 136 bills had been filed, 67 in the state House of Representatives and 69 in the Senate.

Rep. Dan Sullivan, R-Jonesboro, filed House Bill 1767, which would create a human trafficking call center and would address the reporting of human trafficking offenses to law enforcement.

Sullivan also filed HB1766 to address criminal penalties and sentences for people convicted of patronizing a prostitute.

Rep. Brandt Smith, R-Jonesboro, filed HB1762, a bill that would make female genital mutilation a crime categorized as a Class C felony.

SB862, a bill that would require state and local public servants or candidates to disclose payments of $5,000 or more received from the Arkansas Medicaid Program, was filed by Sen. Bryan King, R-Green Forest.

Sen. David Sanders, R-Little Rock, filed SB853 to amend laws concerning campaign finance and raising campaign funds.

See a list of the bills filed by state legislators today here.

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