Arkansas legislators failed to advance a hate crimes bill out of committee yesterday. Meanwhile, the full Senate has approved a class protection bill that will be heard by a House committee this afternoon.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson has banned a bill that would ban gendering affirming treatment and surgery for Arkansas youth.
The Urban League of the State of Arkansas and its partners are launching an initiative aimed at urging lawmakers to pass hate crimes legislation.
A House committee has approved a bill that would establish minimum standards of habitability for tenants. HB 1563 now heads to the full House.
Legislation that would allow bilingual education in schools is one of two bills impacting immigrants approved by the House yesterday.
Student organizations from the University of Arkansas hosted an anti-racism protest on the school’s Fayetteville campus on Mar. 13, 2021.
A bill that would permit DACA recipients to obtain a teaching license in Arkansas has been approved by the House Education Committee.
The House Education Committee approved House Bill 1451, which would allow districts to adopt approved bilingual and dual immersion programs.
Senate Bill 314, legislation that aimed to restore local control to the Little Rock School District, failed in committee yesterday.
After announcing he would sign a “stand your ground” bill into law Wednesday, Gov. Hutchinson encouraged the passage of hate crimes legislation in Arkansas.