The Arkansas State Supreme Court ruled Friday that Issue 3, or the “Arkansas Term Limits Amendment,” will not be on the ballot in the upcoming November election.
The Supreme Court released this statement on the decision, “We’re grateful for the Court’s decision to keep this harmful measure off of the Arkansas ballot,” said Randy Zook, chairman of Arkansans for Common Sense Term Limits and president of the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce.
“It was being pushed by out-of-state interest groups, and it was NOT in the best interest of our state,” said Zook. “Not only did Issue 3’s supporters fail to properly collect the signatures required by law, but the measure would have stuck Arkansans with the most restrictive term limits in our country – a step in the wrong direction,” said Zook.
On Thursday, the Supreme Court previously ruled to remove Issue 1, Tort Reform, from the ballot but Issue 5, Minimum Wage will remain for the elections.
The mid-term elections take place on November 6, 2018.