Arkansas Intrastate Commerce Improvement Act (SB 202)
This law was last updated on Dec 6, 2016
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.
Became law (Act 137) on February 24, 2015, without the Governor’s signature.