Arkansas Child Neglect Investigation Reform Initiative (2010)

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The Arkansas Child Neglect Investigation Reform Initiative did not appear on the November 2, 2010 ballot.
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Dustin McDaniel, the Arkansas Attorney General, rejected the name and ballot title proposed by the initiative's sponsor in July 2009.[1]

Jeremy Peterson, a resident of Fort Smith, was the sponsor of the measure.

Goal of initiative

The ballot initiative would have required the Arkansas State Legislature to:

  • Provide a clear definition of “best interests of the child."
  • Allow authorities to assess a fine, or charge, state Department of Human Services employees, or any mental health professionals, when a child is unnecessarily taken from a home, or parental rights are wrongfully terminated.
  • Establish language in state law that promotes "the importance of the familial bond."[1]

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