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[9 Mar 2011 | 2 Comments | 4,498 views]
BPO legislation clears Senate subcommittee

After months of squabbling, a bill that would regulate broker price opinions (BPOs) prepared by real estate agents cleared the Arkansas Senate Committee on Insurance and Finance with a “do pass” recommendation.
The bill at issue — SB720 — is scheduled to go before the full Senate at 1:30 p.m. today. The battle lines are pretty well defined on this one, folks. On one side you’ve got appraisers claiming that BPOs — which are almost always cheaper to purchase than full appraisals — might in fact be used as appraisals. What’s …

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[4 Mar 2011 | 3 Comments | 7,339 views]
Act would repeal mold inspector licensing requirements

As I mentioned yesterday, we at First Arkansas News don’t have the time or resources to provide that full-blanket legislative coverage that some people crave.
Still, there are some laws the Arkansas Legislature is covering that have caught our attention. One of them likely flew under the radar a bit — HB1171. Click the link if you want to read it, but that bill — if passed — will simply repeal the mold investigator licensing act.
Why is the Legislature taking a look a this? Bob Balhorn — lobbyist for the Arkansas …

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[3 Mar 2011 | 2 Comments | 5,438 views]
Arkansas Legislature considering real estate regulation, illegal immigration

As any Arkansan who has been paying attention knows, the state Legislature is in session and considering a slew of new laws.
While we at First Arkansas News would love to keep our readers well informed about what the Legislature is considering, the fact is we only have the time and resources to write about a couple of bills that grab our attention. If you’re a political junkie, head on over to TalkBusiness.net or TolbertReport.com for all the political wonkery you can handle.
That said, here are a few bills that have …

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[25 May 2010 | No Comment | 2,838 views]
We’re late to the party, but here’s our take on ‘robocalls’

A lawyer friend of mine called the other day and he was irate about those automated phone calls that he’s received lately.
His point was this —  “robocalls” from politicians are prohibited under Ark. Code Ann. 5-63-204, so why are voters annoyed with them?
That question has been answered by a couple of other publications here in the Natural State (more on that in a minute), but I’ll go ahead and beat that dead horse, anyway. Why? Because those automated calls aggravate the dickens out of me so I might as well …