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.