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Arkansas became the 24th state to enact autism insurance reform on March 4, 2011.

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Find autism resources for Arkansas families here.

State Officials
Governor Mike Beebe (D)
Lt. Governor Vacant
Arkansas Senate; Arkansas House of Representatives
Arkansas Autism Task Force

Federal Officials
U.S. Senator John Boozman (R)
U.S. Senator Mark Pryor (D)
U.S. House of Representatives Arkansas delegation

Arkansas News

NEW YORK, NY (March 4, 2011) – Autism Speaks joined Arkansas families today in applauding Governor Mike Beebe for signing into law House Bill 1315, now Act 196. This new law...

The law:
 

  • Requires health insurance companies to provide coverage of the screening, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders
  • Imposes no...

NEW YORK, NY (March 3, 2011) – Autism Speaks joined Arkansas families yesterday in applauding the members of the Senate for their unanimous passage of House Bill 1315, which...

NEW YORK, NY (February 25, 2011) – Autism Speaks joined Arkansas families yesterday in applauding the members of the House for their passage of House Bill 1315, which requires...

NEW YORK, NY (February 3, 2011) – Autism Speaks, the nation’'s largest autism advocacy organization, today announced its support for Arkansas House Bill 1315, the autism...

Little Rock, AR (March 18, 2009) – Autism Speaks, the nation'’s largest autism advocacy organization, today announced its support for Senate Bill 913, also known as the autism...

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Bill History

March 4, 2011: HB 1315 signed into law by Governor Mike Beebe!

March 2, 2011: HB 1315 passes the Senate by unanimous vote.

March 1, 2011: HB 1315 voted out of Senate Insurance and Commerce Committee; heads to to the Senate floor.

February 24, 2011: HB 1315 passes the House; heads to the Senate Insurance and Commerce Committee. 

February 22, 2011: HB 1315 amended by the House Committee on Public Welfare and returned to the House floor.

February 18, 2011: HB 1315 sent back to the House Committee on Public Welfare for amendments.

February 15, 2011: HB 1315 passed by the House Committee on Public Health, Welfare, and Labor; sent to the House floor.

February 3, 2011: Autism insurance reform bill, House Bill 1315,...