LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Leaders in the House and Senate say the state's revenue stabilization act is expected on legislators' desks today. That bill sets spending priorities for the two years starting on July 1, and its submission will signal that the legislative session is drawing to a close.
The House Agriculture Committee is expected to consider a measure today making aggravated cruelty to dogs, cats and horses a Class D Felony. The bill by Senator Sue Madison of Fayetteville also makes it a felony to torture or kill the animals in front of a child as a means of intimidation. A similar bill making a second-offense a felony could be heard as early as today in the Senate's Judiciary Committee.
This afternoon, members of the House could vote on legislation that would bar drivers under 18 years old from the roads between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. The bill has already passed the Senate.
Both chambers are expected to consider proposed constitutional amendments today.