• HB1468 Clears House Public Health Committee

    I’ve been working with the American Hearth Association on legislation to require birthing facilities to perform pulse oximitry screenings to test for critical congenital heart disease before newborns are discharged from the hospital.  The bill passed in the House Public Health Committee this morning and now goes to the full House for a vote.  Thank you to the local AHA team for working with me on this bill.

    Here is HB1468 in its entirety for your review.


  • Rep. Hammer Presents Scrap Metal Bill

    Below are my notes for HB1414, a major scrap metal bill.  Scrap metal theft in Arkansas has become an epidemic and costs individuals, businesses and government agencies thousands of dollars each year.  This is my attempt to address this growing problem and hopefully better protect Arkansas’ citizens from metal theft.

    This bill is supported by:

    • Arkansas Association of Counties.
    • Arkansas Sherriff’s Association.
    • Cable Association
    • Cattleman Association
    • Farm Bureau
    • Home Builders Association
    • Municipal League
    • Arkansas Agriculture of Counties
    • Local Rail Road Association
    • Union Pacific Railroad
    • Farm Credit Services
    • Enterty
    • City of Little Rock
    • AT&T