State panel OKs virus safeguards for legislative session

Capitol to buy plastic-glass partitions, remote voting system

By Michael R. Wickline
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

In preparation for the regular legislative session starting Jan. 11, a House committee Thursday authorized the staff to buy plastic-glass partitions to protect representatives and employees in the chamber and to buy a system that would allow remote voting within the state Capitol complex.

The Arkansas House Management Committee's members also learned of a plan to renovate a room on the fourth floor of the Multi-Agency Complex into a House committee meeting room. The room was vacated by the Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism. READ MORE.

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