Arkansas Amendment of Workmen's Compensation Law, Initiated Act No. 1 (1968)

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The Arkansas Amendment of Workmen's Compensation Act, also known as Initiated Act No. 1, appeared as an initiated state statute in Arkansas where it was approved on the ballot on November 5, 1968.[1]
  • This statute amended the state's workmen's compensation laws.

Election results

Arkansas Initiated Act No. 1 (1968)
Approveda Yes 252,579 50.76%

Official results via: Arkansas Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[2]

An Act to amend Arkansas Statutes annotated 8l-1301 through 81-1349; to decrease to two weeks the disability period necessary before obtaining compensation for the first week of disability; to increase maximum weekly compensation benefits to $49.00; to increase maximum total compensation benefits to $19,500.00 and remove maximum Limitations on period of payment and total compensation payable on account of permanent total disability and death; to increase benefits by 15% where an injury or death is caused by the failure of an employer to comply with safety Laws; to double benefits payable on account of injury or death of minors illegally employed under minimum age Laws; to provide for reasonable expenses of vocational rehabilitation for employees with compensable permanent disability; to increase maximum total compensation benefits for facial or head disfigurement to $3,500.00 and delete requirement that such compensation be based on effect on future earning capacity; to increase maximum funeral benefits to $750.00; to start the time for filing a claim from the date of the injury rather than the date of the accident; to extend the time for filing a claim to two years after the date of death; to remove time limitations on claims for additional compensation in the form of medicine, crutches, artificial limbs and similar medical apparatus; to make an employer guilty of a misdemeanor if he discriminates against an employee on account of a claim for benefits or otherwise obstructs the filing of claims; and for other purposes.[3]

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  1. Arkansas Secretary of State, "Initiatives and Amendments 1938-2010"
  2. Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research. REFERENDA AND PRIMARY ELECTION MATERIALS [Computer file]. ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1995. doi:10.3886/ICPSR00006.v1
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.