ASDA led the effort to pass Act 1414: “An Act to create an exemption from the sales and use tax for dental appliances sold by or to dentists or certain other professionals” Dear ASDA Member, During the course of the 89th General Assembly (2013), ASDA was successful in leading the effort to repeal the longstanding sales [...]

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Due to the expected wintry weather across Arkansas, two of our ASDA Districts are gauging the weather and its impact on their annual meetings. As of 4:30PM on Wednesday, March 4 please note the following: Northwest District (NWDDS) President Dr. Pierce Osborne advises that the meeting scheduled for this weekend in Fayetteville will proceed as [...]

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HB1355 Lacks Votes to Pass Senate Committee; Fluoridation Remains Intact for Now

March 4, 2015

Posted March 4, 2015: 2:02PM STATE CAPITOL – House Bill 1355 by Rep. Jack Ladyman (R-Jonesboro), which would allow local control of the amount of fluoride in community water systems, failed to garner enough votes to pass the Senate Public Health Committee this morning. By a vote of 3-2, the bill failed because it did not receive [...]

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Local Control of Fluoride Bill Assigned to Senate Public Health Committee: HB1355 Interferes with Current Law

February 25, 2015

Posted Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 2:30PM STATE CAPITOL – ASDA has joined with a number of other groups and state agencies to testify against HB1355 by Rep. Jack Ladyman (R-Jonesboro) when the bill is heard by the Senate Committee on Public Health, Welfare and Labor. Even the editorial in the February 24 edition of the [...]

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Arkansas House Passes HB1355; Interferes with Fluoridation Law

February 19, 2015

Posted Thursday, February 19, 2015: 4:49PM STATE CAPITOL – By a vote of 60-34, the Arkansas House of Representatives today passed HB1355 by Rep. Jack Ladyman (R-Jonesboro) and others. ASDA opposes the bill. As stated in the ASDA Legislative Briefs dated February 16 HB1355 is designed to negate Act 197 of 2011, the community water fluoridation act [...]

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ASDA Urges Dentists to Oppose Fluoridation Bill in Arkansas House

February 18, 2015

The Arkansas State Dental Association today issued its first “Call to Action” urging dentists to contact their state representative immediately to oppose HB1355 by Rep. Jack Ladyman (R-Jonesboro) and other members of the House and Senate. As stated in the ASDA Legislative Briefs dated February 16 HB1355 is designed to negate Act 197 of 2011, the [...]

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