Arkansas House Bill 1187 (2013)
|Arkansas House Bill 1187 (Act 312)|
|Legislature:||Arkansas General Assembly|
|Sponsor(s):||Representative Nate Bell (R-20) & Senator Jane English (R-34)|
|Introduced:||January 28, 2013|
|State house:||February 18, 2013|
|State senate:||March 6, 2013|
|Signed:||March 11, 2013|
|State law:||Laws governing the use of Public funds|
to support or oppose ballot measures
|Impact on initiative rights|
|CICF rating: Improves Access|
Arkansas House Bill 1187 prohibits public servants and government bodies from allowing public expenses or public resources of any kind to be spent on the support or opposition of a ballot measure. It also established violations of these provisions, with a few exceptions, as class A misdemeanors. The bill also made other technical changes to the Arkansas elections code.
Changes in code
HB 1187 or Act 312 was divided into six sections:
- The first section amended Arkansas Code § 7-1-103(a)(3), concerning certain misdemeanor offenses.
- The second section added another section to Arkansas Code § 7-1-1.
- The third section amended Arkansas Code § 7-9-402(9), concerning the definition of "person" applicable to disclosure for matters referred to voters.
- The fourth section amended Arkansas Code § 7-9-406(c), concerning financial reports or contributions and expenditures.
- The fifth section amended Arkansas Code § 7-9-407, entitled "Financial report — Information."
- The sixth section repealed Arkansas Code §§ 7-9-412 and 7-9-414.
- Changes in 2013 to laws governing ballot measures
- Laws governing ballot measures in Arkansas
- Arkansas House of Representatives