The bill begins with a series of findings emphasizing the importance of the Ten Commandments as a foundation of the U.S. and Arkansas legal systems. One of the findings reads:
The Ten Commandments represent a philosophy of government held by many of the founders of this nation and by many Arkansans and other Americans today, that God has ordained civil government and has delegated limited authority to civil government, that God has limited the authority of civil government, and that God has endowed people with certain unalienable rights, including life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.The bill also sets out the specific text of the Ten Commandments that is to appear on the monument. The bill authorizes the Attorney General to defend against any legal challenge to the monument, or to request Liberty Legal Institute to prepare and present a defense. Northwest Arkansas Democrate Gazette reports on the legislature's action.