House bill aims to regulate security at event venues throughout Arkansas


LITTLE ROCK, Ar. (KARK) – A recently filed bill aims to regulate security measures throughout stadiums and venues across Arkansas.

Senator Ricky Hill, one of House Bill 1415’s sponsors says the main purpose of the bill is to make things more user-friendly for people in the state, so they know what to expect in terms of what they can bring in to the facilities.. 

Cathy Crow who lives in Cabot says having standard security protocols for certain Arkansas events seems like a smart idea.

“You don’t have to check with the venue every time,” says Crow.  “You know what to expect no matter the part of the state.”

Hill says he’s been approached by various people about problems they’ve had while attending these venues.

“I know an older person that went to a facility and they had to walk almost a mile back to their car in the rain to go back to put something up,” says Hill. 

The hope is that this bill would alleviate that by regulating what items are allowed at these events all throughout Arkansas. 

“We’re getting the experts from Arkansas State, from U of A, from Oaklawn Park all together [plus several others] and [having them say] this is what it’s going to take.  This is what we want for it to be safe.”

The bill is making it’s way through committee currently. 

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