25-1-302. Members of specified executive branch boards and commissions not to be members of the General Assembly.

   (a) As soon as possible after April 13, 1999, the appointing authorities shall replace members of the General Assembly serving on executive branch boards and commissions identified below with persons who are not members of the General Assembly:        

         (1) Arkansas Alcohol and Drug Abuse Coordinating Council, § 20-64-1002;              

         (2) Arkansas Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission, § 16-7-102;              

         (3) [Repealed];              

         (4) Capitol Arts and Grounds Commission, § 22-3-502;              

         (5) Arkansas Child Abuse/Rape/Domestic Violence Commission, § 20-82-201;              

         (6) Supervisory Board for the Arkansas Crime Information Center, § 12-12-202;              

         (7) Arkansas Early Childhood Commission, § 20-78-501;              

         (8) State Interagency Council, § 20-14-508;              

         (9) Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame Board, § 13-9-101;              

         (10) Trauma Advisory Council, § 20-13-807;              

         (11) Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, § 25-24-101;              

         (12) Mansion Advisory Council, § 22-3-806;              

         (13) Arkansas Minority Health Commission, § 20-2-102;              

         (14) Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council, § 15-12-101;              

         (15) Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, § 15-20-304;              

         (16) Arkansas Pygmalion Commission on Nontraditional Education, uncodified Act 1288 of 1993, as amended;              

         (17) Arkansas Rural Development Commission, § 15-6-104;              

         (18) [Repealed];              

         (19) School Motor Vehicle Self-Insurance Advisory Committee, § 6-21-711;              

         (20) Arkansas Science and Technology Authority, § 15-3-103;              

         (21) Arkansas Sentencing Commission, § 16-90-802;              

         (22) Arkansas Building Authority Council, § 22-2-106;              

         (23) State and Public School Life and Health Insurance Board, § 21-5-402;              

         (24) Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Oversight Board, § 20-76-105;              

         (25) Arkansas Public Transportation Coordination Council, § 27-3-103;              

         (26) Board of Visitors for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, § 6-64-304;              

         (27) Workers' Compensation Commission, § 11-9-201; and              

         (28) State Board of Career Education, § 25-30-101.              

   (b) Hereafter, and not withstanding any law to the contrary, no member of the General Assembly shall be appointed to any executive branch board or commission identified in subsection (a) of this section. The President Pro Tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, in consultation with the Attorney General's office, shall make a determination concerning any other board or commission having legislative members. If the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives determine that legislative service on the board or commission would violate the Arkansas Supreme Court's decision in State Bd. of Workforce Educ. and Career Opportunities v. King, 336 Ark. 409, 985 S.W.2d 731 (1999), they shall notify the appointing authority, who shall appoint a person who is not a member of the General Assembly as a replacement for the legislative member.        


History..Acts 1999, No. 1414, § 2; 2001, No. 783, §§ 4, 5; 2003, No. 1473, § 63; 2007, No. 827, § 193; 2009, No. 1484, § 9.