2018 Arkansas Code
Title 16 - Practice, Procedure, and Courts
Subtitle 7 - Particular Proceedings and Remedies
Chapter 123 - Civil Rights
Subchapter 3 - Arkansas Fair Housing Commission
§ 16-123-304. Powers and duties

Universal Citation: AR Code § 16-123-304 (2018)
  • (a) The Arkansas Fair Housing Commission shall adopt rules necessary to implement this subchapter substantially equivalent to those provided in federal fair housing laws and regulations.

  • (b) The commission shall receive, initiate, investigate, seek to conciliate, and, if conciliation fails, seek to resolve complaints alleging violations of this subchapter through the procedures described by this subchapter.

  • (c) The commission, at least annually, shall make a written report to the Legislative Council based upon and detailing the past year's activities and operations, including policy and program recommendations.

  • (d) The commission shall cooperate with and, as appropriate, may provide technical and other assistance to federal, state, local, and other public or private entities that are formulating or operating programs to prevent or eliminate discriminatory housing practices.

  • (e) The commission shall have the power to issue subpoenas and subpoenas duces tecum in connection with both its investigations and hearings.

  • (f) A witness summoned by a subpoena under this subchapter shall be entitled to a witness fee payable in the same amount as set forth in rules of procedure for civil proceedings.

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