On Tuesday, the House passed SB294 which abolishes the sentence of life without parole for anyone under the age of 18.
The bill would allow parole to be considered for a juvenile, tried as an adult, after serving 20 years for a non-homicidal offense, 25 years for a first degree murder conviction and after serving 30 years for capital murder.
The House also passed SB428 which allows the Office of Driver Services to issue a digital copy of an Arkansas Driver’s License upon request for a $10 fee. The digital copy of the license would be available for view until the expiration of the traditional license.
The House will reconvene on Wednesday at 1:30pm.