Bills Signed: SB254, SB280, SB293, SB307, SB343, HB1405

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – On Thursday, March 16, 2023, the Governor signed into law: 

SB254, an act to eliminate write-in candidates in elections; to amend election procedures; and to amend the law concerning election.

SB280, to amend the law concerning the creation and duties of the Arkansas ethics commission; and to amend portions of initiated act 1 of 1990 and initiated act 1 of 1996. 

SB293, to amend the law concerning the correction of errors on ballots; to amend the law concerning election procedures; and to create a procedure for candidate review of ballots.
 

SB307, to create a monument to the unborn; to create a monument on state capitol grounds; and to amend the law concerning the duties of the secretary of state.
 

SB343, to repeal the law concerning a written report on costs savings by cabinet-level departments.
 

HB1405, to amend the definition of election media; and to amend the definition under election law.
 

HB1461, to require legislative review of new federal election guidance; and to amend the duties of the secretary of state.
 

HB1464, to amend the law concerning complaints of election law violations; and to amend the law concerning the state board of election commissioners.
 

HB1510, to amend the law concerning special elections on measures and questions.
 

SB251, concerning the administrative office of the keep Arkansas beautiful commission; and to amend the duties of the state parks division.
 

HB1394, to update the law on spendthrift trusts; and to allow for the creation of a domestic asset protection. trust.
 

HB1431, to amend the Arkansas trust code to allow for the decanting of trusts.
 

SB91, to establish the audiology and speech-language pathology interstate compact in Arkansas.
 

SB112, to authorize physician assistants to be identified as a treating provider for insurance billing and claims and to bill and receive payment for provided healthcare services.
 

SB323, to permit the secretary of the department of labor and licensing to designate a person to serve on his or her behalf on the elevator safety board.
 

SB344, to require posting of a written notice that attacking a healthcare professional is a felony; and to allow a healthcare professional to use a work address when reporting certain offenses.
 

SB267, to transfer the criminal detention facility review committees, and the office of criminal detention facilities review coordinator to the department of public safety; and to declare an emergency.
 

HB1328, to repeal the annual reporting requirement by the arkansas geographic information systems board concerning the arkansas spatial data infrastructure.
 

HB1338, to amend the Arkansas video service act; and to provide clarity concerning the use of a public right of way.
 

HB1389, to require a service industry license for certain persons or entities related to casino gaming; and to require background checks for service industry licensees employed by a franchise holder or casino licensee. 
 

HB1483, to amend the law concerning retention of criminal background checks.


SB94, to modify the Arkansas pharmacy benefits manager licensure act.


SB297, to amend the Arkansas underground facilities damage prevention act; and to declare an emergency.


HB1482, to amend Arkansas law concerning the membership of the delta cultural center policy advisory board. 


HB1484, to amend the law concerning the operation of bank facilities. 


HB1497, to amend the formula rate review act; and to modify the term of a formula rate review approved by the arkansas public service commission.
 

HB1065, an act for the department of transformation and shared services – division of information systems appropriation for the 2023-2024 fiscal year.
 

HB1075, an act for the department of finance and administration – child support enforcement appropriation for the 2023-2024 fiscal year. 
 

HB1079, an act for the department of commerce – state securities department appropriation for the 2023-2024 fiscal year.
 

HB1080, an act for the department of health – tobacco prevention and cessation programs appropriation for the 2023-2024 fiscal year.
 

HB1081, an act for the department of commerce – arkansas rehabilitation services appropriation for the 2023-2024 fiscal year. 
 

HB1106, an act for the department of the military appropriation for the 2023-2024 fiscal year.
 

HB1134, an act for the department of corrections – division of community correction appropriation for the 2023-2024 fiscal year.
 

HCR1008, to recognize the Fouke High School panther marching band for winning class 3a state championships and to recognize the Fouke High School and Paulette Smith Middle School concert bands for being named 2022 class 3a state honor bands.
 

HCR1010, to recognize Lieutenant Colonel Harold Chaffin for his dedication and sacrifices made on behalf of the United States.
 

HB1315, to create the seizure safe schools act. 
 

HB1393, to create mental health awareness week in public schools. 

SB250, to amend the law concerning paper ballots; to amend the law concerning marking and counting paper ballots; to amend the law concerning the declaration of election results; and to declare an emergency.