On Monday, the House passed HB1345. This bill increases the income tax deduction for a teacher’s classroom expenses from $500 a year to $750 a year.
The House also passed the following bills:
HB1720-This bill states that a digital currency tracker shall not be used in this state to track an individual's purchases or location through the use by an individual of digital currency unless a warrant has been issued in a criminal or civil court case that expressly authorizes the tracking of the individual's purchases or the individual knows and consents to the digital currency tracker.
HB1650-This bill creates the Event Ticketing and Resale Consumer Protection Act.
HB1681-This bill prohibits a state agency or local government from enacting or enforcing a universal basic income. Universal basic income is defined in the bill as a program that is not expressly required by federal law in which an individual receives a guaranteed cash payment regularly.
HB1346-This bill exempts sales tax on vehicles donated to food banks.
HB1398-This bill increases the stillborn child income tax credit from $1,000 to $1,500.
HB1540-This bill allows a public school to administer a grade-level placement test to a student who is reentering the public school.
HB1529-This bill creates the Arkansas Adult Diploma Program. The purpose of the program is to assist adults 21 years of age and older to obtain a high school diploma and develop employability and career technical skills. It directs the Department of Education to develop and administer the program to provide for a modality that is campus-based, online, or blended.
The House will reconvene on Tuesday at 1 p.m.