sb411 introduced by Brandt Smith in Arkansas House part 1.mp4
SB411, TO PROHIBIT MUNICIPAL SANCTUARY POLICIES. a bill that would have banned sanctuary cities in Arkansas, passed out of Arkansas House Committee on City, County & Local Affairs Tuesday April 9th and then the full Arkansas House.
the bill was voted down Monday by 1 vote.Several legislators who were absent from committee were able to attend this time.
Several people who signed up to speak for an against the bill were allowed to testify but with only 5 minutes allowed per side. Monday, Representative David Whitaker (D) District 85 Fayetteville area made multiple motions to end debate and any public comment. He acted as a further disgrace by threatening to call security on me when I confronted him on the issue.
On Wednesday, SB411 was passed out of the Arkansas House with 71 votes (only 51 votes were needed). SB411 had passed the Senate with 24 votes despite only needing 18. Asa Hutchinson announced that he would sign SB411 after signing 2 bills that help DACA illegal aliens. The first bill allows DACA illegal aliens to obtain a nursing license. The second is HB1684, a bill that originally allowed in-state tuition for illegals. Politically pressure by conservative activist led the bill being amended to only apply to legal immigrants & DACA members.
Asa Hutchinson can either sign the bill, or simply allow it to go into law. If Asa Hutchinson Veto’s the law, the legislator can override his veto with a simple majority. If any bill shall not be returned by the Governor within five days, Sundays excepted, after it shall have been presented to him, the same shall be a law in like manner as if he had signed it. During the last session, Asa Hutchinson spoke against a similar bill and had made concerns regarding so called “racial profiling” with this legislation.