Dealing with Halloween issues in January seems a bit bizarre, but when legislatures insist on pushing through bills based on sex offender/Halloween hysteria, it must be dealt with.
That is what Arkansas is doing, and NARSOL and our Arkansas affiliate organization Time After Time want to know why. Sold as necessary to protect children, this bill prohibits a portion of Arkansas’ registered citizens from handing out candy on Halloween and from wearing masks and/or costumes as part of any Halloween event where children other than the registrants’ children are present.
We ask that question in our press release that was sent to our media sources on the 28th, the day before the bill is considered in the House Judiciary Committee. Read the press release here.