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Arkansas

Arkansas

Arkansas (AR)


Capital: Little Rock

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State Code

Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2018
3,013,825
Population 2017 3,002,997
Population 2016 2,990,410
Below Poverty 2018 15.9
Below Poverty 2017 16.4
Below Poverty 2016 17.2
Employment – Population Ratio 2018
55.7
Employment – Population Ratio 2017 55.8
Employment – Population Ratio 2016 55.8
Unemployed 2018 3.7
Unemployed 2017 3.7
Unemployed 2016 4.0
Foreclosure Rate 2018 1 of 3,072
STATE FACTS
The diamond is the official state gem. It was designated in 1967.
Arkansas is officially known as The Natural State.
Origin of the state’s name: French interpretation of the Sioux word “acansa,” meaning downstream place.

 

 

Government

ELECTED OFFICIALS
 Governor
Asa Hutchinson (R)
 Lieutenant Governor  Tim Griffin (R)
 Attorney General Leslie Rutledge (R)
 Secretary of State John Thurston (R)
 State Senate Control R – 26; D – 9
 State House Control R – 76; D – 24

Legislative Process

LEGISLATIVE DATES AND DEADLINES
Convenes April 8, 2020
Sine Die Adjournment May 7, 2020
Committee Action Deadlines N/A
Crossover Deadline None
Carryover from Previous Session No
Governor’s Signing Deadline (in session) Five days, Sundays excepted
Governor’s Signing Deadline (after adjournment) 20 days 
Veto Override Simple majority 
Legislation Effective Date 90 days after adjournment 

 

 

Notable Laws & Legislation

Security Breach Notification Law

AFSA Comment Letters

 

Enforcement

Regulatory Actions

Featured Regulations

Advocacy, Initiatives & Reports

Advocacy
Reports

Trade Associations

There are currently no partner industry associations in Arkansas

Political Geography


Map of Legislative Districts
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