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Arkansas Intrastate Commerce Improvement Act (SB 202)

This law was last updated on Dec 6, 2016


State

Arkansas

Number

SB 202

Status

Current

Proposed

Feb 2, 2015

Topics

Anti-Transgender, LGBTQ, Religious Freedom

Full Bill Text

www.arkleg.state.ar.us

SB 202 prohibits any county, municipality or other political subdivision from adopting or enforcing a local law, ordinance, resolution, rule or policy that creates a protected classification or prohibits discrimination on a basis not contained in state law.

The bill states that the intended purpose of the law is for “ensuring that businesses, organizations and employers doing business in the state are subject to uniform nondiscrimination laws and obligations.”

If passed, local measures enacted to protect LGBTQ people would be prohibited, and any such measure that existed prior would be null and void.

STATUS

Became law (Act 137) on February 24, 2015, without the Governor’s signature.


People

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