Rep. Mary Bentley (R – Perryville) presents H.B. 1211 to the entire Arkansas House of Representatives.

On Wednesday H.B. 1211 declaring religious organizations essential in Arkansas became Act 94 of 2021.

The measure is now in effect as a part of state law.

This good law by Representative Mary Bentley (R – Perryville) and Senator Kim Hammer (R – Benton) recognizes that religion and religious organizations are essential in Arkansas.

It helps protect churches and other religious organizations from being targeted, penalized, or discriminated against during a time of emergency.

Act 94 will help protect churches and religious groups from discrimination without hampering the government’s ability to respond to an emergency. 

See how your state representative voted on this measure here

See how your state senator voted on this measure here

Read Act 94 of 2021 Here.