Right now the state minimum wage sits at $6.25 per hour, a full dollar below the federal minimum wage.
Arkansas is one of four states in that situation, but a proposed bill in the House would raise the minimum wage to $8.25.
The sponsor says he's heard from businesses who worry about the cost, but he believes it needs to be raised.
"We are, we're just on the low end of minimum wage," Rep. Butch Wilkins says. "If I thought businesses were going to close over it, I wouldn't be doing this."
Rep. Wilkins will try to get enough votes to advance his bill on Tuesday.