Technology Legislation 

The use of technology serves an integral role in state government operations, and DIS has compiled the following list of information technology legislation as a means of providing a helpful resource. To search for specific Arkansas code related to this or other legislation visit LexisNexis

Arkansas Department of Information Systems | Accessibility Technology | AWIN & First Responders | Arkansas Public School Computer Network | Broadband and Telecommunications | Cybersecurity and Cyber Crime | Education | Electronic Records/Digital Signatures | Freedom of Information & Transparency | Geographic Information Systems | Health Information Technology | Social Media | State Agencies | Miscellaneous

Arkansas Department of Information Systems
Act/Statute Number
Title
Act 912 of 2017 An Act that Creates the Data and Transparency Panel within the Department of Information Systems to study development of a statewide data warehouse program. Requires DIS to employ two new data officers to manage the state's data efforts.
Executive Order 15-26 Executive Order Creating the Governor's Information Technology Oversight Council
Act 1168 of 2013 An Act to Create a State Broadband Manager to Promote, Develop and Coordinate Broadband Expansion and Appropriate Broadband Infrastructure for All Areas of the State 
Act 750 of 2011  An Act to Require the Department of Information Systems to Develop and Clarify Accessibility Standards for the Visually Impaired  
Act 648 of 2009  An Act to Amend the Arkansas Information Systems Act of 1997 (expands the general idea of state enterprise architecture & prescribes powers & duties to the state cybersecurity office) 
Act 751 of 2007 An Act to Dissolve and Transfer the Duties and Responsibilities of the Executive Chief Information Officer, Chief Information Officer, and Office of Information Technology (creates the State Technology Council)
Act 1999 of 2005 An Act to Amend the Enabling Legislation of the Department of Information Systems
Act 1401 of 2005 An Act to Make an Appropriation for Personal Services and Operating Expenses for the Department of Information Systems (adds compliance requirements with state/federal regulations for billing rate adjustments and for sufficient funding of DIS from available general, special or other revenue sources)
Act 914 of 1997 ENABLING LEGISLATION: An Act to Re-Establish the Department of Computer Services as the Department of Information Systems
Accessibility Technology
Act/Statute Number Title
Act 308 of 2013 An Act Concerning Information Technology Access for the Blind or Visually Impaired
Act 750 of 2011

An Act Concerning Information Technology Access for the Blind or Visually Impaired

Act 1301 of 2003

An Act to Exempt Inherently Visual Technologies from the Nonvisual Access Standards Under Arkansas Code 25-26-204

Act 1227 of 1999

An Act to Secure the Benefits of Access to Information Technology for Individuals Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired Through the Procurement of Such Technology in Accordance with the Standards for Equivalent Access by Both Visual and Nonvisual Means

Arkansas Wireless Information Network & First Responders
Act/Statute Number Title
Act 771 of 2017 An Act that Appropriates supplemental funds to the Department of Arkansas State Police from the Department of Arkansas State Police Fund for fiscal 2016-17 operations of the Wireless Information Network.
Act 2013 of 2015

An Act to Establish the Arkansas Wireless Information Network Fund

Act 1171 of 2013 An Act to Establish the Legislative Arkansas Blue Ribbon Committee on Local 911 Systems
Act 1221 of 2009   An Act to Amend the Arkansas Public Safety Communications Act of 1985
Act 590 of 2007 An Act to Establish the Arkansas Emergency Contact Information System
Act 746 of 2001 An Act to Ensure that Municipal, County and State Needs are Considered in the Development and Implementation of the Arkansas Wireless Information Network (AWIN)
Act 818 of 2001 An Act to Make an Appropriation to the Department of Information Systems for Consulting Services to Assist in Contracting for the Arkansas Wireless Information Network (AWIN)
Arkansas Public School Computer Network
Act/Statute Number Title
 Act 1463 of 2009 An Act to Improve Data Collection by the Arkansas Public School Computer Network
Act 723 of 2007

An Act to Provide for Improved Processes to Ensure the Quality, Security, Validation and Timeliness of Public School Data in the Arkansas Public School Computer Network

Act 724 of 2007

An Act to Provide for Monthly Reported of Selected Data from the Arkansas Public School Computer Network

Act 1006 of 2007 An Act to Provide for Greater Accuracy by Public School Districts Entering Financial and Student Management Data into the Arkansas Public School Computer Network
Act 1769 of 2003

An Act to Require Public Schools Educational Cooperatives to Use Certain Financial Management Systems Applications of the Arkansas Public School Computer Network

Act 98 of 1999

An Act to Replace the Public School System Computer Network Advisory Council by Creating a Public Education Technology Advisory Board

Act 1034 of 1991

An Act to Provide a Loan to the Department of Education for a Statewide Computer Network; To Authorize a Loan to the Department of Higher Education to Purchase and Install a Computer System

Broadband and Telecommunications
Act/Statute Number Title
Act 419 of 2017 An Act that Extends the provision allowing local exchange carriers to relinquish their designation as eligible telecommunications carriers in certain multi-carrier areas to all areas where the Public Service Commission has designated multiple eligible carriers.
Act 1118 of 2015

Uniform Real Property Electronic Reporting ActAn Act to Create the Arkansas Broadband Infrastructure Act

Act 276 of 2013

An Act to Establish the Arkansas Video Service Act

Act 1133 of 2013 An Act to Make Technical Corrections to Title 23 of the Arkansas Code Concerning Public Utilities and Regulated Industries
Act 797 of 2013

An Act to Ensure Continued Broadband Expansion in Rural Areas Within the State of Arkansas

Act 1168 of 2013 An Act to Create a State Broadband Manager to Promote, Develop and Coordinate Broadband Expansion and Appropriate Broadband Infrastructure for All Areas of the State
Act 442 of 2013

Arkansas Uniform Electronic Transactions ActAn Act to Ensure Continued Broadband Expansion in Rural Areas Within the State of Arkansas

Act 173 of 2011 An Act to Amend Arkansas Law to Impose Surcharges Upon Commercial Mobile Radio Service Providers
Act 290 of 2011 An Act to Amend the Telecommunications Regulatory Reform Act of 1997
Act 1050 of 2011 An Act to Amend the Telecommunications Regulatory Reform Act of 1997     
Act 947 of 2009 An Act to Amend the Connect Arkansas Broadband Act    
Act 739 of 2007 An Act to Enable the Use of Electric Utility Power Lines to Deploy Broadband Networks
Act 1806 of 2003 An Act to Amend the Criminal Laws Pertaining to Cable Television and Communication Services
Act 77 of 1997 Telecommunications Regulatory Reform Act
Cybersecurity and Cyber Crime
Act/Statute Number Title
Act 169 of 2017 An Act that Adds cybersecurity breach and cyberattack to the list of occurrences that may trigger the Bank Commissioner to declare a state of emergency.
Act 801 of 2015 An Act to Make an Appropriation to the Department of Information Systems for Critical Needs to Secure the State Network
Act 1188 of 2015

An Act to Provide for Information Technology Threat Mitigation; To Allow for Assessing and Insuring Risk Concerning Cybersecurity

Act 1492 of 2013 

An Act to Amend the Criminal Offense of Cyberbullying

Act 455 of 2013

An Act to Amend Arkansas Laws Governing Background Checks for Educators, Fiscal Officers, Nonlicensed School District Staff and Student Teachers (includes provisions for computer child pornography and computer exploitation of a child)

Act 1275 of 2013 An Act to Amend the Definition of Child Under the Child Welfare Agency Licensing Act (includes provisions for computer child pornography and computer exploitation of a child
Act 1076 of 2013 An Act to Create Criminal and Civil Penalties for Certain Activities Relating to Software and Other Devices and Mechanisms That Modify or Falsify Electronic Records for the Purpose of Evading Taxes
Act 1127 of 2011 An Act to Extend the Statute of Limitations on Sexual Offenses/computer child pornography and computer exploitation of a child
Act 570 of 2011 An Act to be Known as the Public Safety Improvement Act/A.C.A. § 5-36-303 Theft of wireless services
Act 744 of 2005 An Act to Provide for the Issuance of an Identity Theft Passport by the Attorney General to Victims of Financial Identity Fraud
Act 1087 of 2003 An Act Concerning Computer Crimes
Education
Act/Statute Number Title
Act 939 of 2017 An Act that Creates the Task Force on Quality Digital Learning Providers to make recommendations to improve the quality of digital learning for Arkansas students.
Act 1280 of 2013 An Act to Provide Digital Learning Opportunities in Public Schools
Act 1073 of 2013

An Act to Make Technical Corrections to the Arkansas Code Concerning Public Education

Act 228 of 2013 An Act to Simplify the Accessibility of Data on Public School District Websites
Act 484 of 2013 An Act to Establish the Safe School Initiative Act to Promote Public School Campus Safety
Act 71 of 2013 An Act to Allow Public School Districts to Establish Policies Concerning Student Use of Electronic Communications Devices While at School
Act 1463 of 2009 An Act to Improve Data Collection by the Arkansas Public Computer School Network
Act 827 of 2009 An Act to Create a Pilot Program for Mobile Learning Technology in Public School Districts          
Act 246 of 2005 An Act to Prohibit the Use of a Student’s Social Security Number as a Student Identification Number
Act 1799 of 2003 An Act to Require That Institutions of Higher Education Adopt Electronic Communication Privacy Policies
Act 912 of 2001 An Act to Require Public Schools to Install Internet Filters or Obtain Internet Access Connectivity from a Provider that Provides Filter Services to Limit Access to Material That is Harmful to Minors
Act 1297 of 1999 An Act to Require Coordination of all Technological Aspects of Distance Learning Activities in Arkansas
Act 1298 of 1999 An Act to Provide Distance Learning in the State
Act 842 of 1995 An Act to Authorize the Establishment of Technology Training Centers in Education Service Cooperatives to Assist Local School districts in Developing Technological Resources and Expertise in Using These Resources
Electronic Records/Digital Signatures
Act/Statute Number Title
Act 306 of 2017 An Act that Creates a process by which notaries public may perform notarization services electronically
Act 960 of 2017 An Act that Authorizes any state agency, court, or local government entity that is required to accept or publish any information or record to do so electronically; allows records to be electronically examined under FOIA.
Act 742 of 2011

An Act to Provide for the Electronic Filing of Reports to Entities of the State by State Agencies. Requires state agencies, constitutional offices, the General Assembly and its committees; and state-supported institutions of higher education to file mandated reports in electronic form and to post the reports on the agencies’ or offices’ website

Act 722 of 2007 An Act to Require State Agencies to use or Permit the use of Electronic Records and Electronic Signatures no Later Than June 30, 2009
Act 734 of 2007 An Act to Adopt the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act
Act 905 of 2001 Arkansas Uniform Electronic Transactions Act
Act 1604 of 2001 An Omnibus Act to Adopt Technical Corrections of the Insurance Code. Provides for the Insurance Commissioner’s acceptance and authentication of electronic signatures on electronic, facsimile, or computer-readable filings in his/her office, and for other purposes
Act 718 of 1999 An Act to Create the Arkansas Electronic Records and Signatures Act
Freedom of Information & Transparency
Act/Statute Number Title
Arkansas FOI Act

Freedom of Information Act

Act 5 of 2017 An Act that Excludes medical marijuana registry ID card application records and dispensary records from being considered medical records; exempts such records from FOIA; repeals the benefit-risk analysis required when a physician is making a written certification.
Act 474 of 2017 An Act that Creates a FOIA Exemption for the security operations, emergency procedures, and personnel information of the State Capitol Police.
Act 531 of 2017 An Act that Exempts records that depict the death of law enforcement officers from disclosure under FOIA.
Act 541 of 2017 An Act that Exempts public school emergency and security records from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, including those of higher education institutions.
Act 711 of 2017 An Act that Limits the availability of information under the FOIA regarding water system customers. Makes changes to the general powers of a public body with regard to operating one or more water systems.
Act 923 of 2017 An Act that Creates the Freedom of Information Task Force for the purpose of reviewing, evaluating, and approving proposed amendments to FOIA.
Act 851 of 2015 An Act to Create the Transparency in Private Attorney Contracts Act
Act 1106 of 2015

An Act to Establish the Prior Authorization Transparency Act

Act 1282 of 2015 An Act to Provide Transparency and Open Access to Public Records and Data
Act 881 of 2015 An Act to Amend the Freedom of Information Act of 1967; to Exempt Records Maintained by Disaster Recovery Systems from the Disclosure Requirements of the Freedom of Information Act of 1967
Act 902 of 2011 An Act to Provide Transparency and Public Information Concerning Supplemental Educational Services Provided to Arkansas Public School Students
Act 210 of 2011 An Act Concerning Procedures for Improvement Districts and Protection Districts for Collection of Assessments by County Collectors and Making Explicit the Applicability of the Freedom of Information Act of 1967 to all Types of Improvement Districts and Protection Districts
Act 303 of 2011 Arkansas Financial Transparency Act
Geographic Information Systems
Act/Statute Number Title
Act 663 of 2017 An Act that Requires chief executives of 911 operators to designate a 911 addressing authority to create and maintain a street centerline and address point data in a geographic information system format
Act 244 of 2009 An Act to Rename the Arkansas State Land Information Board to the Arkansas Geographic Information Systems Board
Act 1250 of 2001

An Act to Amend the Arkansas Code to Create the Geographic Information Office and Establish the Arkansas Spatial Data Infrastructure

Act 1249 of 2001

An Act to Create the Geographic Information Systems Fund

Act 1259 of 1995

An Act to Create the Arkansas State Land Information Board

Health Information Technology
Act/Statute Number Title
Act 270 of 2017 An Act that Transfers the Office of Health Information Technology to the Department of Health.
Act 1265 of 2013 An Act to Amend Arkansas Law Regarding Medicaid; To Create the Medicaid Eligibility Verification System
Act 178 of 2011

An Act to Allow the Arkansas Department of Health to Utilize Radio Encryption to Protect Confidential Patient Data

Act 891 of 2011

An Act to Establish the Office of Health Information Technology

Social Media
Act/Statute Number Title
Act 1480 of 2013 An Act to Prohibit an Employer from Requiring or Requesting a Current or Prospective Employee from Disclosing His or Her Username or Password for a Social Media Account or to Provide Access to the Content of His or Her Social Media Account
Act 998 of 2013 An Act to Prohibit an Institution of Higher Education from Requiring or Requesting a Current or Prospective Employee or Student from Disclosing His/Her User Name or Password for a Social Media Account or to Provide Access to the Content of His/Her Social Media Account
State Agencies
Act/Statute Number Title
Act 959 of 2017 An Act that Directs the Veterans' Affairs Department and the Workforce Services Department to develop an online repository that provides military members and veterans with information to assist in finding civilian employment.
Act 557 of 2015 An Act Concerning Procurement Laws
Act 501 of 2013

An Act to Amend Arkansas Law Concerning the Distribution of State Agency Publications

Act 1458 of 2013

An Act to Establish a Web Page to Provide a Menu of Links to Employer-Related State Web Applications for Required Reporting

Act 1302 of 2009 An Act to Require All State Agencies to Post Notice of Public Meetings on the Internet at Least 3 Days Before the Date of the Meeting
Act 339 of 2007 An Act to Require State Agencies to Adopt a Policy Prohibiting the Integration of Hardware, Software or Peripherals Without the Authorization of the State Agency
Act 918 of 2005 An Act Concerning the Retention of Public Records by State Agencies
Act 1713 of 2003 An Act to Require State and Local Governments and State Agencies to Incorporate Machine Readable Privacy Policies Into their Websites
Act 1410 of 2001 An Act Concerning Computer and Electronic Solid Waste Management for the State of Arkansas
Act 1276 of 1999 An Act to Reduce Publications Distributed and Published by State Agencies
Miscellaneous
Act/Statute Number Title
Act 130 of 2017 An Act that Adds communications by electronic devices to the types of communications which may qualify as harassing communications.
Act 474 of 2017 An Act that Allows technology service providers for banks to be examined by the Bank Commissioner as if they were services performed by the bank itself.
Act 1297 of 2013

An Act to Allow County Clerks to Use Electronic Poll Books; To Allow County Clerks Access to An Electronic Voter Registration List

Act 967 of 2009

An Act to Create the Technology Acceleration Fund

Act 538 of 1999 The Information Network of Arkansas Act
Act 712 of 1999 An Act to Establish the Commission on Information Age Communities
Act 1139 of 1995 An Act to Establish the Information Network of Arkansas