2017 Arkansas Code
Title 25 - State Government
Chapter 18 - Public Records
Subchapter 2 - State Publications
§ 25-18-225. Publishing and distribution of Arkansas acts

Universal Citation: AR Code § 25-18-225 (2017)
  • (a) The Secretary of State shall permanently maintain the original and one (1) copy of all:
    • (1) Acts of the General Assembly;
    • (2) Memorials;
    • (3) Resolutions;
    • (4) Proposed constitutional amendments, both initiated and referred; and
    • (5) Proposed initiated acts.
  • (b) The Secretary of State shall arrange for the printing and distribution of these documents as provided in this section.
  • (c) (1) The Secretary of State shall:
    • (A) Make true and accurate reproductions, as technology permits, of the original documents of:
      • (i) Acts;
      • (ii) Initiated acts;
      • (iii) Resolutions;
      • (iv) Memorials; and
      • (v) Constitutional amendments, both initiated and referred; and
    • (B) Deliver them to the contractor for printing as the Acts of Arkansas.
      • (2) General acts and appropriation acts shall be numbered consecutively as they are approved by the appropriate body.
      • (3) General acts and appropriation acts shall be printed consecutively.
  • (d)
    • (1) It shall be the duty of the Secretary of State to have prepared a full, thorough, and complete index.
    • (2) A general index shall cover:
      • (A) General acts;
      • (B) Appropriation acts;
      • (C) Initiated acts;
      • (D) Special and local acts;
      • (E) Memorials; and
      • (F) Resolutions.
  • (e) The Secretary of State shall insert his or her certificate in the pamphlet containing the printed laws, resolutions, memorials, and similar items that the laws thus printed are "correct copies of the original on file in the Office of the Secretary of State".
  • (f) The Secretary of State is authorized, if that office determines it to be in the public interest, to publish and distribute separate acts, or a group of acts dealing with the same or related subjects, in pamphlet or book form.
  • (g) The Acts of Arkansas shall be published containing the acts of the General Assembly exactly as enacted by the General Assembly. Acts passed by the General Assembly in markup format shall be published in markup format. No correction, change, renumbering, substitution, redesignation, or rearrangement shall be made to the text of the acts published in the Acts of Arkansas.
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