22′ HB0204/SB0136 – Camper/Akbari

Bill Description

Employees, Employers - Enacts the "CROWN Act: Create a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair," which prohibits an employer from adopting a policy that does not permit an employee to wear the employee's hair in braids, locks, twists, or another manner that is part of the cultural identification of the employee's ethnic group or that is a physical characteristic of the employee's ethnic group; creates certain exceptions.

TLRC Position

Bad bill - There are no constitutional references to hair or hair-styles. Employers should have the right to come to agreement with employees on appearance matters without government interference.

TLRC Observed Process

This bill was passed by virtue signaling/shame/white guilt.  Enough of that!

Vote Result: Passed

Score: -1

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