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Four variations of popular names and ballot titles for the Arkansas Citizens for Transparency Drafting Committee’s proposed initiated act were all rejected today by Arkansas Attorney General Tim Griffin.
The committee again immediately resubmitted a new proposed act, as it did yesterday upon the rejection of the proposed constitutional amendment. The act and the amendment are a two-part transparency package being proposed by the group for inclusion on the November 5, 2024 general election ballot.
The group is also issuing the following statement in response to receiving today’s rejection:
“In his rejection of the initiated act to maintain and strengthen government transparency in Arkansas, the Attorney General cited a single issue presented in Sections 3 and 4 of the proposed language.
Within hours of receiving today’s Opinion, our group resubmitted a revised version of the act with sections 3 and 4 deleted in their entirety.
Given these sections were the only noted concerns, there is now no legitimate reason for the Attorney General to take any action but to approve, and to do so quickly, the ballot measure that now sits in his office.”
The full text of the revised act is an addendum to this release.
To learn more or become involved, visit https://arcitizens4transparency.org/
To make a secure online donation to help cover the costs of getting the act and amendment on the 2024 ballot, visit https://goodchange.app/donate/arfortransparency Members of the drafting committee include Sen. Clarke Tucker, Chairman; Nate Bell; David Couch; Jennifer Waymack Standefer; Robert Steinbuch; John E. Tull, III; and Ashley Kemp Wimberley.