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State Representative Nate Bell

January, 2015

  • 22 January

    Representative Bell Appointed to Chair of State Agencies Committee

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (January 20, 2015) – House Speaker Jeremy Gillam has appointed Rep. Nate Bell of Mena to chair the House Committee for State Agencies and Governmental Affairs. The State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee reviews all proposed legislation to state government and state agencies, proposed amendments to the Constitution of the State of Arkansas or the federal government, election ...

  • 21 January

    90th General Assembly Files Over 80 Bills in First Week

    BY STATE REPRESENTATIVE NATE BELL – By the end of the first week of the 2015 Regular Session, House members filed over 80 bills.  It is clear that the 90th General Assembly is quickly going to work on the issues important to our constituents. The week began by taking the oath of office and officially electing Rep. Jeremy Gillam of Judsonia ...

  • 13 January

    Nate Bell Delivers Weekly Column

    District 20 State Representative Nate Bell delivered his weekly column via recording this week. You can check it out by clicking the button below.

  • 3 January

    Queen Wilhelmina Lodge Renovation Update via State Representative Nate Bell

    BY STATE REPRESENTATIVE NATE BELL – Last year, when we held the State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee meeting at the Old Armory in Mena, I advised Arkansas State Parks that it was my intention to call for another committee meeting at Queen Wilhelmina State Park Lodge this month. This week, I decided not to proceed with the meeting request. ...

December, 2014

  • 18 December

    Bell Compares State Employee Data

    BY STATE REPRESENTATIVE NATE BELL – Arkansas politicos and media outlets regularly highlight the differences between the policy positions of liberals and conservatives. Those disagreements certainly do exist, but opportunities for those on both sides to simultaneously achieve their objectives also exist. Conservatives have long campaigned for more efficient, effective and accountable state government. Liberals have historically led the push ...

  • 10 December

    Legislation Begins Pre-filing

    BY STATE REPRESENTATIVE NATE BELL – The 2015 Regular Session is still a month away, but several members have already filed bills. Arkansas is one of 37 states that allows for bills to be pre-filed. The pre-filing process allows bills to be prepared and introduced before the Regular Session convenes.  It helps to increase the efficiency of the legislative process ...

November, 2014

  • 25 November

    Legislature Prepares for New Year

    BY STATE REPRESENTATIVE NATE BELL – The last few weeks have been very busy as members of the legislature prepare for the upcoming General Session that begins in January. Pre-filing of legislation is well underway and budget hearings are mostly complete.  This week’s legislative schedule includes discussion of prison policies, presentations of several interim study proposals to the Public Health ...

  • 9 November

    Bell Stands Ready for 90th General Assembly

    BY REPRESENTATIVE NATE BELL – First of all, I’d like to say thank you to the voters of District 20 for once again entrusting me with the responsibility of representing you at the State Capitol. I’m humbled that nearly 2/3 of voters trusted me with their vote. I’ll always do my best to honor the confidence you’ve placed in me ...

October, 2014

  • 24 October

    November Ballot Issue Links Available Online

    BY STATE REPRESENTATIVE NATE BELL – Early voting is underway and I’m continuing to get lots of questions from constituents about the proposals on this year’s ballot. Ballot issues can be confusing and there are always people who are willing to spin, twist and otherwise obfuscate their effects to advance their own agenda. Over the last few weeks, I’ve published ...

  • 15 October

    Proposed Constitutional Amendment 3

    BY STATE REPRESENTATIVE NATE BELL – This week I’m wrapping up short explanations of the 3 issues referred to the November ballot by the 89th General Assembly.  Issue 3 would impact legislative term limits, pay for elected officials, corporate contributions to candidates, and gifts from lobbyists. As you may remember, the Regnant Populus group failed to get enough signatures in ...