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
§ 16-123-321. Conciliation

Universal Citation: AR Code § 16-123-321 (2018)
  • (a) The Director of the Arkansas Fair Housing Commission, during the period beginning with the filing of a complaint and ending with the filing of a charge or a dismissal by the director or the Arkansas Fair Housing Commission, to the extent feasible, shall engage in conciliation with respect to the complaint.

  • (b) A conciliation agreement reached through conciliation is a written agreement between a respondent, the complainant, and the commission requiring approval from all three (3).

  • (c)

    • (1) A conciliation agreement may provide for binding arbitration of the dispute arising from the complaint.

    • (2) A conciliation agreement may authorize appropriate relief, including monetary relief.

  • (d) A conciliation agreement shall be made public, unless the complainant and respondent agree otherwise and the director determines that disclosure is not necessary to further the purposes of this subchapter.

  • (e) If the director has reasonable cause to believe that a respondent has breached a conciliation agreement, the director may authorize and the Attorney General may file a civil action for the enforcement of the conciliation agreement as provided by § 16-123-330.

  • (f) No statements or actions made within the course of conciliation may be made public or used as evidence in a subsequent proceeding under this subchapter without the written consent of the persons concerned.

  • (g) After completion of the director's investigation, the director shall make available to the aggrieved person and the respondent, at any time, information derived from the investigation and the final report related to that investigation.

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