March 6, 2017
On Tuesday, March 2, SLC Policy Analyst Anne Roberts Brody attended the signing of Arkansas House Bill 1267, creating the Used Tire Recycling and Accountability Program. During the 2017 Regular Session of the Arkansas General Assembly, she testified on House Bill 1267 before the Public Health, Welfare and Labor Committee of both chambers and, in December 2015, Ms. Roberts Brody testified on waste tire laws and regulations in Southern states before a joint meeting of the Arkansas House and Senate Committee. The testimony provided at these committee meetings was founded on the SLC Regional Resource, Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Waste Tire Disposal Laws in the Southern States, authored by Ms. Roberts Brody and analyzing waste tire laws and regulations in Southern states.
House Bill 1267 simplifies Arkansas's used tire fee structure by creating a rim removal fee, introduces an electronic uniform manifest system, provides funding for illegal dumping control officers and incentivizes the beneficial end-use of waste tires.
March 1, 2017
Online registration for the 71st Annual Meeting of the Southern Legislative Conference is now open, with discounted registration rates available until June 9. Each year, the SLC Annual Meeting provides policymakers a forum for engaging regional and national policy experts on the issues that matter most to them and their constituents. Of equal benefit, numerous informal discussions allow state government officials to share their experiences with others facing similar challenges and opportunities, a hallmark of the SLC Annual Meeting. Regional and national policy experts address an array of topics germane to the Conference’s six standing committees, which serve as the foundation for policy discussions.
In addition to the substantive programs, the Annual Meeting shines a spotlight on the Host State’s year-long planning to accommodate members from across the region with special activities and events unique to both the host city and state. Click here for more information or register now to secure your spot at the Premier Public Policy Forum for Southern State Legislatures.