HB 1743 Establishes the "Missouri CROWN Act" relating to discriminatory practices in educational institutions regarding protective hairstyles

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Current Bill Summary

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HCS/HBs 1743 & 2185 - This act establishes the Missouri CROWN Act, creating new provisions governing discriminatory practices as they relate to protective hairstyles, as defined in the act. Specifically, no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the basis of wearing a protective hairstyle in any program or activity conducted by an educational institution that receives or benefits from state financial assistance or enrolls pupils who receive state student financial aid.

This act is substantially similar to SB 994 (2022), SB 145 (2021), HB 282 (2021), HB 420 (2021), HB 503 (2021), HB 1066 (2021), HB 1309 (2021), HB 1314 (2021), and HB 2356 (2020).


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