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Arkansas Environmental Personnel Moves: Julie Linck Named Chief Administrator of the Environment of the Arkansas Department of...

Ms. Julie Linck has been appointed by Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson to serve as Chief Administrator of the Environment of the Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment (“E&E”). The Chief Administrator has statutory...more

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2021 Arkansas Insurance Legislation Summary: Act 925 Prohibits Life Insurance/Annuity Beneficiary Change through Will

In a surprising move, the Arkansas General Assembly overrode long-standing Arkansas common law that permits an insured to change a beneficiary of an insurance policy via will. On April 26, 2021, Governor Asa Hutchison signed...more

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2021 Arkansas Insurance Legislation Summary: Arkansas Insurance Business Transfer Act

Arkansas has joined a number of states in enacting legislation meant to allow an insurer to transfer blocks of business to another insurer without the need for individual policyholder consent. On April 29, 2021,...more

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Arkansas Enacts Emergency Legislation to Allow Remote Notarization

Governor Asa Hutchinson signed into law SB340 to permit the remote notarization of documents due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  This legislation is effective retroactive to March 30, 2020…...more

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Expiration of Arkansas' Public Health Emergency

Since the COVID-19 public health emergency was initiated in Arkansas in March 2020, Governor Asa Hutchinson has repeatedly renewed the emergency order, maintaining the public health emergency for fourteen (14) months. ...more

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Arkansas' New Driverless-Vehicle Bill Makes Important Products Liability Distinction

All that remains for an updated driverless-vehicle bill in Arkansas is the signature of Governor Asa Hutchinson. House Bill 1562, which amends Arkansas’ 2019 pilot program for autonomous vehicles was approved by a unanimous...more

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Winter Storm/Motor Carrier Regulations: Arkansas Governor Hutchinson Declares Regional Emergency Pursuant to 49 C.F.R. § 390.23

Governor Asa Hutchinson issued a Proclamation declaring a regional emergency for Arkansas pursuant to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (“FMCSA”) regulations at 49 C.F.R. § 390.23. Parts 390 to 399 of the...more

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Revised Visitation, Screening, and Staffing Directive for Long-term Care Facilities

During his October 6 press conference regarding COVID-19, Governor Asa Hutchinson read a letter from a nursing-home resident who asked the question likely on the minds of many nursing home residents: “When will I see my...more

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COVID-19: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency/Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment - Division of Environmental Quality...

The COVID-19 virus has impacted our lives in novel ways and the level of disruption caused by the pandemic has manifested in a number of instances. Those impacted by COVID-19 include facilities and activities subject to...more

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Elective Procedures to Resume in Arkansas Subject to Limitations

The Secretary of Health, in consultation with Governor Asa Hutchinson, will allow elective procedures to resume on April 27, 2020, subject to certain requirements. With very few exceptions, all elective procedures were halted...more

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COVID-19 – Governor Issues Liability Protections for Healthcare Workers

On April 14, 2020, Governor Asa Hutchinson issued Executive Order 20-18. Among other things, this EO provided immunity for healthcare workers from liability in order to equip these professionals with the tools necessary to...more

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Arkansas Issues Notary Guidance Amidst COVID-19 Social Distancing Practices

Arkansas issued Executive Order 20-12 on March 30, 2020, suspending in-person witnessing and signature requirements for notarization.  The Order amended Executive Order 20-03 issued on March 11, 2020, declaring a state of...more

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First Responders and Front-Line Health Care Workers in Arkansas Now Eligible for Workers Compensation for COVID-19 Contracted in...

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson issued Executive Order 20-19 on April 14, 2020, temporarily expanding workers compensation for certain healthcare workers exposed to COVID-19. This provides financial relief to certain...more

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Keeping Your Distance: New Social Distance Requirements for Arkansas Businesses

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, by Executive Order 20-13, as part of his COVID-19 response, has mandated new social distancing protocols for all businesses, construction companies, and places of worship operating in...more

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Governor Issues Emergency Executive Order Extending Arkansas Tax Deadlines for Some Arkansas Taxpayers

In Executive Order 20-09 issued Monday, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson continued his strong leadership in this troubling time by extending the 2019 individual income tax filing date and the individual income tax payment...more

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Coronavirus Disease 2019: Governor Asa Hutchinson Executive Order 20-06

Governor Hutchinson has issued Executive Order (“EO”) 20-06 amending EO 20-03 regarding the public health emergency concerning Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”) addressing Arkansas agencies. The EO outlines the current...more

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State Regulators Continue to Issue Special Guidance Allowing Financial Services Companies to Work Remotely Due to COVID-19

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As noted in a previous alert, the ongoing global spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has created a conflict between the legal requirements that financial services companies conduct regulated activity only from...more

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Arkansas Governor Hutchinson Executive Order 19-14: Buffalo River Conservation Committee Established

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signed Executive Order 19-14 (“EO”) on September 23rd establishing the Buffalo River Conservation Committee (“BRCC”). Governor Hutchinson also announced that $2 million in state and private...more

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C & H Hog Farms, Inc. (Newton County, Arkansas): Arkansas Governor Hutchinson Announces Buy-Out/Settlement

Arkansas Times and Arkansas Business published articles yesterday referencing Governor Ash Hutchinson’s announcement that the State of Arkansas had resolved the proceedings/conflicts regarding C & H Hog Farms, Inc. (“C & H”)...more

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Arkansas and Kentucky Halt Medicaid Work Requirements

On April 10, 2019, the Department of Justice filed notices appealing two District Court rulings that struck down Medicaid work requirements in both Kentucky and Arkansas to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of...more

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Consolidation of Arkansas Cabinet-Level Agencies/92nd Arkansas General Assembly: Department of Energy and Environmental Bill Filed

House Bill 1215 (“H.B. 1215”) was filed that would create the Department of Energy and Environment (“DEE”). Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson announced earlier this fall his proposal to consolidate cabinet-level departments...more

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Arkansas: The Land of Gaming Opportunity?

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During the 2018 midterm elections, Arkansas voters weighed in on Issue 4, a referendum to amend their state constitution to allow full-scale casino gambling. Voters approved the measure by an 8.2% percent margin....more

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Consolidation of Arkansas Cabinet-Level Agencies: Bills Filed/92nd Arkansas General Assembly

Bills have been pre-filed that would consolidate various Arkansas agencies into Cabinet-level departments. Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson announced earlier this fall his proposal to consolidate Cabinet-level departments...more

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Beautiful Buffalo River Action Committee Meeting Scheduled for November 13th

The Beautiful Buffalo River Action Committee will hold its 2018 fourth quarter meeting at the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (“ADEQ”) on November 13th at 2:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at ADEQ...more

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Arkansas Governor Hutchinson Announces Consolidation of Cabinet-Level Agencies: Creation of Department of Energy and Environment

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson issued a news release and announced in an October 3rd press briefing the proposed consolidation of Cabinet-level agencies from 42 to 15. The Governor described this action as the “first...more

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