LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has signed legislation giving one-time payments to thousands of law enforcement officers around the state as lawmakers wrapped up this year's session.
Hutchinson signed legislation Tuesday that sets aside $50 million to give $5,000 one-time payments to city and county law enforcement officers, as well as state parole and probation officers.
The legislation also will grant $2,000 one-time payments to state troopers. Another bill Hutchinson signed will increase the starting salary for state troopers.
“This was a public service session in which we showed our appreciation and the value we place on our law enforcement officers,” Gov. Hutchinson said. “There’s not been a session of the legislature that’s done more to my knowledge for law enforcement.”
Hutchinson signed the measures shortly after lawmakers recess this year's session.
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