2017 Arkansas Code
Title 16 - Practice, Procedure, and Courts
Subtitle 5 - Civil Procedure Generally
Chapter 63 - Pleadings and Pretrial Proceedings
Subchapter 4 - Continuance or Dismissal
§ 16-63-406. Stay of proceedings in which party or attorney is a member or an employee of the General Assembly
- (1) Any and all proceedings in suits pending in any of the courts of this state in which any attorney for either party to any suit is the Lieutenant Governor or a member of the Senate or the House of Representatives, or is a clerk or sergeant at arms or a doorkeeper of either branch of the General Assembly, and any and all proceedings and suits pending in any of the courts of this state in which the Lieutenant Governor or any member of the General Assembly or clerk or sergeant at arms or doorkeeper of either branch of the General Assembly is a party, shall be stayed for not less than fifteen (15) days preceding the convening of the General Assembly and for thirty (30) days after its adjournment, sine die, unless otherwise requested by any interested member of the General Assembly or interested officer or employee of the General Assembly.
- (2) The motion for a continuance need not be reduced to writing.
- (3) It is not necessary that notice be afforded to opposing counsel that a continuance is sought.
- (b) Any and all proceedings and suits pending in any of the courts in this state in which any attorney for either party to any suit is a member of the Legislative Council, the Legislative Joint Auditing Committee, or any interim committee of the General Assembly shall be stayed or reset if scheduled if the proceeding or hearing has been scheduled on the day immediately prior to, the day immediately after, or the day upon which the Legislative Council, Legislative Joint Auditing Committee, or any interim committee is meeting if the attorney is a member, or an alternate member attending in the place of a regular member, of the committee which is meeting and the attorney requests the continuance of the court no less than three (3) days before the proceeding is to commence.
- (c) The term "adjournment sine die" as used in this section shall mean the adjournment without the establishment of a day certain for reconvening.
- (d) The provisions of this section shall be applicable in the case of special or extraordinary sessions of the General Assembly, as well as regular sessions.
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