arkansas legislation News

Arkansas ‘Truth in Labeling’ Bill Signed by Governor

Food manufacturers will soon have to comply with “truth in labeling” legislation that aims to protect Arkansas’ meat and rice producers from outlets who, the bill’s sponsor says, mislead consumers into thinking their products are something they are not. The …

Arkansas Legislature Passes Bill Allowing Testing of Self-Driving Cars

The Arkansas Legislature has approved a bill that allows pilot programs to test fully autonomous vehicles on state roads. The measure will let organizations submit operation and safety plans for up to three autonomous vehicles which would be able to …

Amended Arkansas Open Container Law Approved

An Arkansas bill amending language in the state’s open container statute to comply with federal law has been passed by lawmakers and signed by the governor. Just last year the state passed an open container law making it illegal for …

Analysis: Uncertainty Helps Keep Arkansas Medicaid Expansion Alive

One of the biggest accomplishments of the Arkansas legislative session that’s wrapping up is what didn’t happen. For the first time since the program was created four years ago, there was little to no drama over the future of the …

Arkansas House Passes Tort-Reform Amendment Capping Punitive Damages, Fees

The Arkansas House has approved a proposed state constitutional amendment that would ask voters to limit some attorney’s fees and punitive damages in lawsuits. The House voted 65-29 for the joint resolution and sent it back to the state Senate …

Arkansas Bill Would Limit Attorneys’ Fees, Punitive Damages

An Arkansas Senate committee has advanced a proposed constitutional amendment that would ask voters to limit some attorneys’ fees and punitive damages in court cases. The Senate State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee voted on Feb. 14 to advance the …