2018 Arkansas Code
Title 20 - Public Health and Welfare
Subtitle 4 - Food, Drugs, and Cosmetics
Chapter 64 - Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Subchapter 11 - Task Force on Substance Abuse Prevention
§ 20-64-1102. Task Force on Substance Abuse Prevention -- Creation

Universal Citation: AR Code § 20-64-1102 (2018)
  • (a) The Task Force on Substance Abuse Prevention is created.

  • (b) The task force shall be composed of the following twenty-one (21) members:

    • (1) Two (2) senators appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate;

    • (2) Two (2) members of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives;

    • (3) One (1) member appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and recommended by the Arkansas Prevention Certification Board;

    • (4) Three (3) members appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives and recommended by the Division of Aging, Adult, and Behavioral Health Services of the Department of Human Services, to include one (1) member representative of substance abuse prevention providers;

    • (5) One (1) member appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and recommended by the Regional Prevention Resource Centers;

    • (6) Two (2) members appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives and recommended by the Arkansas Prevention Network;

    • (7) Two (2) members appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and recommended by the Safe and Drug Free Schools Program of the Department of Education to include one (1) member who is a program state-level coordinator and one (1) member who is a program coordinator of a local education agency;

    • (8) One (1) member appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives and recommended by the Arkansas Collegiate Drug Education Committee;

    • (9) One (1) member appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and recommended by the Arkansas regional office of Mothers Against Drunk Driving;

    • (10) One (1) member appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives and recommended by the University of Arkansas at Little Rock MidSOUTH Prevention Institute;

    • (11) One (1) member appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and recommended by the Hometown Health Improvement Section of the Department of Health;

    • (12) One (1) member appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives and recommended by the Arkansas Child Abuse/Rape/Domestic Violence Commission;

    • (13) One (1) member appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and recommended by the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences of the University of Central Arkansas;

    • (14) One (1) member appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives and recommended by the Arkansas Drug Director; and

    • (15) One (1) member appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and recommended by the Office of Head Start of the Department of Human Services.

  • (c) The terms of the legislative members of the task force shall expire on December 31 of each even-numbered year.

  • (d) Nonlegislative members shall serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority.

  • (e) Vacancies on the task force shall be filled in the same manner as provided for the initial appointment.

  • (f) The chair shall be one (1) of the legislative members of the task force and shall be selected by the legislative members of the task force.

  • (g) The task force shall meet as often as is deemed necessary by the chair.

  • (h) The members of the task force shall serve without compensation and shall not receive per diem, mileage, or stipends.

  • (i) The task force shall receive staff support from the Bureau of Legislative Research.

  • (j) This section shall expire on September 30, 2017.

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