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Senate Panel Advances Bill to Help Terrorism Victims

The bill would give the state the ability to pursue civil damages against any group that has ties to someone who commits an act of terrorism.
LITTLE ROCK, AR -- A Senate panel has advanced a bill designed to help Arkansas victims of terrorism.

The bill would give the state the ability to pursue civil damages against any group that has ties to someone who commits an act of terrorism.

Private William Long was killed outside the army recruiting office in Little Rock in 2009.

His father testified at the state capitol on Wednesday, and says the bill is about more than just his son's death.

"There's a threat to all of us here, and if you can put these guys out of business who would help someone do an act, by extension you save, you protect more Arkansans, all of us," Daris Long says.

The full Senate is expected to take up the bill on Thursday.
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