On Wednesday Rep. Cindy Crawford (R – Fort Smith) and Sen. Gary Stubblefield (R – Branch) filed H.B. 1882.
This good bill protects physical privacy and safety of Arkansans in showers, locker rooms, changing facilities, and restrooms on government property.
The bill is narrowly tailored.
H.B. 1882 does not affect private businesses like Walmart or Target. It only applies to facilities on government property — such as public schools, state parks, and government buildings.
H.B. 1882 requires a person using a public shower, locker room, restroom, or similar facility on government property to use the facility that corresponds to the person’s biological sex.
The bill also provides reasonable accommodations for transgender individuals.