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
§ 16-123-336. Civil action

Universal Citation: AR Code § 16-123-336 (2018)
  • (a) An aggrieved person may file a civil action in a court of competent jurisdiction in the county where the respondent resides not later than two (2) years after the occurrence or the termination of an alleged discriminatory housing practice or the breach of a conciliation agreement entered into under this subchapter, whichever occurs last, to obtain appropriate relief with respect to the discriminatory housing practice or enforcement of a conciliation agreement.

  • (b)

    • (1) The two-year period does not include any time during which an administrative proceeding under this subchapter is pending with respect to a complaint or charge under this subchapter based on the discriminatory housing practice.

    • (2) This subsection does not apply to actions arising from a breach of a conciliation agreement.

  • (c) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (e) of this section, an aggrieved person may file an action under this section whether or not a complaint has been filed under § 16-123-317, and without regard to the status of any complaint filed under that section.

  • (d) If the Arkansas Fair Housing Commission has obtained a conciliation agreement with the consent of an aggrieved person, the aggrieved person may not file an action under this section with respect to the alleged discriminatory housing practice that forms the basis for the complaint except to enforce the terms of the conciliation agreement.

  • (e) An aggrieved person may not file a civil action under this section with respect to the alleged discriminatory housing practice forming the basis of that charge after the actual commencement of an administrative hearing.

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