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1 State of Arkansas
2 93rd General Assembly A Bill
3 Regular Session, 2021 SENATE BILL 429
5 By: Senator B. Ballinger
6 By: Representative Gazaway
8 For An Act To Be Entitled
9 AN ACT TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO TITLE 10 OF
10 THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY;
11 AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
15 TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO TITLE
16 10 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE
17 GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
20 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS:
22 SECTION 1. Arkansas Code 10-2-130(b), concerning the use of
23 education studies commissioned by the General Assembly, is amended to read as
24 follows to repeal an obsolete reference:
25 (b) A cost study analysis, cost study audit, adequacy study, or other
26 study concerning the state's education system shall include, but is not
27 limited to:
28 (1) Studies conducted under 10-3-2101 et seq. and Acts 2003,
29 No. 1181 [expired]; and
30 (2) Any study concerning the adequacy or equitability of the
31 state's education system, including, but not limited to, the state's method
32 of funding public school districts.
34 SECTION 2. Arkansas Code 10-3-1109(a)(3), concerning contracts of
35 the Joint Interim Committee on Legislative Facilities, is repealed as
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1 (3) All contracts let under the provisions of this subchapter
2 shall be subject to the approval of the Governor, the Auditor of State, and
3 the Treasurer of State, as provided in Arkansas Constitution, Article 19,
4 Section 15 [repealed].
6 SECTION 3. Arkansas Code 10-3-2802 is repealed because the section
7 expired by its own terms on July 1, 2019.
8 10-3-2802. Interagency Task Force for the Implementation of Criminal
9 Justice Prevention Initiatives. [Expired.]
10 (a)(1)(A) There is created the Interagency Task Force for the
11 Implementation of Criminal Justice Prevention Initiatives.
12 (B) The purpose of the task force is to coordinate the
13 implementation of initiatives and strategies designed to promote efficiency
14 and safety in the criminal justice system as well as promote justice
15 reinvestment goals.
16 (2) The Governor's office shall provide staff support for the
17 task force.
18 (b) The task force shall be composed of the following seventeen (17)
19 members, as follows:
20 (1) Seven (7) members shall be appointed by the Governor:
21 (A) One (1) member who is a circuit court judge;
22 (B) One (1) member who is a district court judge;
23 (C) One (1) member who is a county sheriff;
24 (D) One (1) member who is a county judge;
25 (E) One (1) member who is appointed by and who represents
26 the Governor; and
27 (F) Two (2) members who are prosecuting attorneys;
28 (2) Two (2) members of the Senate appointed by the President Pro
29 Tempore of the Senate;
30 (3) Two (2) members of the House of Representatives appointed by
31 the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
32 (4) One (1) member appointed by the Secretary of the Department
33 of Human Services who represents the Division of Aging, Adult, and Behavioral
34 Health Services of the Department of Human Services;
35 (5) The Chair of the Board of Corrections or his or her
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1 (6) The Chair of the Parole Board or his or her designee;
2 (7) The Director of the Division of Correction or his or her
4 (8) The Director of the Division of Community Correction or his
5 or her designee; and
6 (9) The Attorney General or his or her designee.
7 (c)(1) The task force shall meet on or before the thirtieth day after
8 September 1, 2017, at the call of the member appointed by and who represents
9 the Governor, and organize itself by electing one (1) of its members as Chair
10 of the Interagency Task Force for the Implementation of Criminal Justice
11 Prevention Initiatives and other officers as the task force may consider
13 (2) Thereafter, the task force shall meet at least quarterly and
14 at the call of the chair or by a majority of the members.
15 (3) A quorum of the task force consists of nine (9) members.
16 (d) The task force has the following powers and duties:
17 (1) To track the implementation of and evaluate compliance with
18 this act;
19 (2) To review performance and outcome measure reports submitted
20 semiannually by the Division of Correction, the Division of Community
21 Correction, the Parole Board, the Board of Corrections, the Arkansas
22 Sentencing Commission, and the Specialty Court Program Advisory Committee
23 under this act and evaluate the impact;
24 (3) To develop quality assurance reporting on the implementation
25 of policies and the expenditure of resource investments related to the
26 justice reinvestment policies and reinvestments; and
27 (4)(A) To prepare and submit an annual report of the performance
28 and outcome measures that are part of this act to the Legislative Council,
29 the Governor, and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
30 (B) The annual report shall include recommendations for
31 improvements and a summary of savings generated and the impact on public
32 safety resulting from this act.
33 (e) Members of the task force shall receive no pay for their services,
34 but each member may receive expense reimbursement in accordance with 25-16-
35 901 et seq.
36 (f) This section expires on July 1, 2019.
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2 SECTION 4. Arkansas Code 10-3-3001 is repealed because the section
3 expired by its own terms on September 30, 2017.
4 10-3-3001. Behavioral Health Treatment Access Legislative Task Force.
6 (a)(1) There is created a Behavioral Health Treatment Access
7 Legislative Task Force responsible for ensuring that persons in the criminal
8 justice system who have a demonstrated need for behavioral health treatment
9 have access to treatment.
10 (2) The Bureau of Legislative Research shall provide staff
11 support for the task force.
12 (b) The task force is composed of no more than nine (9) members, as
14 (1) No more than four (4) members may be appointed by the
15 Governor from the following persons:
16 (A) No more than one (1) member who is engaged in
17 providing substance abuse treatment in the private sector;
18 (B) No more than one (1) member who is engaged in
19 providing mental health treatment in the private sector; and
20 (C) No more than two (2) members of the general public who
21 advocate for access to behavioral health services;
22 (2) The Director of the Department of Community Correction or
23 his or her designee;
24 (3) The Deputy Chief Counsel of the Office of Chief Counsel of
25 the Department of Human Services or his or her designee;
26 (4) The Insurance Commissioner or his or her designee;
27 (5) One (1) member of the General Assembly to be appointed by
28 the President Pro Tempore of the Senate; and
29 (6) One (1) member of the General Assembly to be appointed by
30 the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
31 (c)(1) The task force shall organize itself by electing such other
32 officers as the task force may consider necessary.
33 (2) The task force is to meet at least quarterly and as often as
34 necessary and at the call of the Chair of the Behavioral Health Treatment
35 Access Legislative Task Force or a majority of the members.
36 (3) A quorum of the task force consists of five (5) members.
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1 (d) The task force has the following powers and duties:
2 (1) To facilitate access to behavioral health treatment
4 (2) To coordinate with other public and private entities to
5 develop and promote access;
6 (3) To take steps to reduce costs and encourage evidence-based
8 (4) To assess feasibility and make recommendation for changes to
9 state programs to improve access; and
10 (5) To prepare and submit an annual report by December 1 of each
11 year to the Governor and the Legislative Council.
12 (e) This section shall expire on September 30, 2017.
14 SECTION 5. DO NOT CODIFY. CONSTRUCTION AND LEGISLATIVE INTENT.
15 It is the intent of the General Assembly that:
16 (1) The enactment and adoption of this act shall not expressly or
17 impliedly repeal an act passed during the regular session of the Ninety-Third
18 General Assembly;
19 (2) To the extent that a conflict exists between an act of the
20 regular session of the Ninety-Third General Assembly and this act:
21 (A) The act of the regular session of the Ninety-Third
22 General Assembly shall be treated as a subsequent act passed by the General
23 Assembly for the purposes of:
24 (i) Giving the act of the regular session of the
25 Ninety-Third General Assembly its full force and effect; and
26 (ii) Amending or repealing the appropriate parts of the
27 Arkansas Code of 1987; and
28 (B) Section 1-2-107 shall not apply; and
29 (3) This act shall make only technical, not substantive, changes
30 to the Arkansas Code of 1987.
5 3/1/2021 11:20:03 AM JLL002Statutes affected:
SB 429: 10-2-130(b), 10-3-1109(a)