Leslie Miller, Inc. v. State
- JURISDICTION—LANDS ACQUIRED WITHIN A STATE BY UNITED STATES.—The provisions of Act 124 of 1939, providing for the licensing of contractors, held applicable to contracts for facilities on lands purchased or leased by the United States Government with the consent of the State of Arkansas but over which the United States had not accepted exclusive jurisdiction as provided in 40 U.S.C.A. 255.
- LICENSES—CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, INTER-GOVERNMENTAL IMMUNITY FROM.—The fact that independent contractors have contracts with the United States Government to construct building on United States Government property, the exclusive jurisdiction of which has not been accepted by the United States as provided in 40 U.S.C.A. 255, does not grant to them an immunity from Act 124 of 1939 requiring them to procure a license before they can legally bid, contract or perform work on a contract in Arkansas in excess of $20,000.
Appeal from Pulaski Circuit Court, First Division; Wm. J. Kirby, Judge; affirmed.
Sherrill, Gentry & Bonner, for appellant.
Tom Gentry, Attorney General, Thorp Thomas, Assistant Attorney General, and Mehaffy, Smith & Williams, for appellee.
Warren E. Gurger, Asst. U.S. Attorney General, and Osro Cobb, U.S. District Attorney, Amici Curiae.
[Opinion of the court by Chief Justice LEE SEAMSTER.]