Gov. Bryant is carefully considering whether to sign Senate Bill 2161, an “anti-Common Core” bill. He is concerned that it doesn’t have any teeth but just makes recommendations that could be rejected by the Department of Education in favor of existing Common Core standards. Tea Party conservatives like Senators Chris McDaniel and Melanie Sojourner are pushing for a veto and a special legislative session to create a true alternative solution to Common Core.
The Governor has been more positive about a pair of pro-2nd Amendment bills, Senate Bills 2394 and 2619, which reduce concealed carry permit fees and allow weapons to be carried in fully enclosed cases (such as purses and briefcases) without a permit. Gov. Bryant has indicated that he will sign both bills.
- Anti-Common Core bill goes to governor
- Sojourner wants Common Core special session
- Bryant says he might not sign Common Core bill
- NRA-ILA: Senate Gives Final Approval to SB 2394 and SB 2619; Bills Head to Governor Bryant for His Expected Signature
- Senate Bill 2394
- Senate Bill 2619
- Senate Bill 2161