Arkansas Spending on Restricted Technology


Between 2015 and 2023, the state of Arkansas spent $7,090,199 on restricted Chinese technology from Lenovo, Inc. and Lexmark, Inc.


On April 19, Governor Sarah Huckabee signed into law HB1798 which prohibits contracts with companies owned or operated by the Government of China. The bill was introduced in January 2023 by Rep. Mindy McAlindon. However, a loophole renders the new law powerless and must be corrected when the legislature reconvenes.