Ophthalmologist Group Petitions For Special Master, Signature Validation

Safe Surgery Arkansas is asking the Arkansas Supreme Court to appoint a special master to review its signature collections and it is challenging the legality of a new law that was used by the Secretary of State to reject counting its petitions.

In a court filing made Tuesday, the ballot question committee and its chair, Dr. Laurie Barber, a Little Rock ophthalmologist, contend that a special master should help the state’s high court decide on the validity of the signatures that it turned in as part of the group’s effort to overturn Act 579 of the 2019 General Assembly. That law expanded the scope of procedures that could be performed by optometrists. Ophthalmologists opposed the legislation, which passed overwhelmingly in the recent regular session.       MORE

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