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This act adjusts the state's renewable energy plan. It adjusts what rebates can be given for energy efficient cars, changing the focus from "clean burning" to "alternative".Year: 2017•State: Arkansas•Type: Act or Session Law•Source: Arkansas State Legislature
This act creates catastrophic leave banks for employees, with some limitations and discretion on the organizations able to. The act also mandates that certain leaves may not be exercised for certain reasons, such as an employee not being forced to use leave days for their maternity days.Year: 2017•State: Arkansas•Type: Act or Session Law•Source: Arkansas State Legislature
This act amends current law concerning defenses to prosecution for a violation of operating all-terrain vehicles on public streets of highways. This amendment widens the definition of all-terrain vehicles and enacts limits of distance the vehicles can travel on public roads.Year: 2017•State: Arkansas•Type: Act or Session Law•Source: Arkansas State Legislature
This act provides for reinvestment of a percentage of the savings realized under the recidivism strategy implemented into qualifying jurisdictions, determined by a competitive grant process, for jurisdictions that implemented proven risk-reduction strategies that reduce the number of offenders returning to the Department of Correction with no resultant increase in the crime rate. This act authorizes judicial districts that have drug treatment programs to sentence drug offenders to drug treatment programs in lieu of prison sentences and authorizes a court to suspend imposition of sentence for an eligible offender for a period not to exceed the period of years that is the maximum penalty for the offense to participate in a community work project.Year: 2011•State: Arkansas•Type: Act or Session Law•Source: Arkansas Legislature
This act approves a new funding model for Arkansas schools. Using the results of the adequacy study done by Odden, Picus and Fermanich in 2003, this act converts the prototype school-based funding models developed in the adequacy study into a per pupil funding level. A funding level of $5,400 is established based on a K-12 school/district with 500 students. The act also establishes a foundation program to fund the state's schools. In addition to the base funding level, the funding program includes a number of categorical programs for at risk students, ESL students and students with disabilities. Other actions include appropriation of $2.1 billion in funding, an increase in the sales tax of 7/8 of a percent, and the combining of all school districts with fewer than 350 students into neighboring districts, reducing the number school districts in Arkansas from 308 to 251. Beginning teachers' salaries are been increased, and the additional monies appropriated will permit salaries of all teachers to be raised.Year: 2003•State: Arkansas•Type: Act or Session Law•Source: Arkansas Legislature
This act states that the fees collected from participants in juvenile court are now used to fund and support youth and court programs. The law provides that the funds in each county may be used to support juvenile drug courts, teen courts, volunteer probation programs, court-appointed special advocates, and after-school and community-based programs. Prior to the law, only limited types of funds collected could be spent on juvenile court programs. The new law broadens the categories of fees that can be used to support youth programs and clarifies which types of juvenile court programs may be supported by the fees. The change stemmed from a need for more funding for juvenile drug courts and after-school programs for youth. (Summary by the National Juvenile Justice Network.)Year: 2011•State: Arkansas•Type: Act or Session Law•Source: Arkansas Legislature