Legislation to regulate microchipping employees in Arkansas moves one step closer to becoming a law.
The Full House passed representative Stephen Meek’s proposal Thursday, January 24.
It would allow employees to opt out of getting microchipped without the threat of being fired.
Some of Meek’s colleagues wondered why the measure is necessary, but most supported it.
“We as a body have got to be proactive to protect our citizens and that’s what this bill does,” State Representative Jack Ladyman said. “It’s a protection bill.”
The bill now moves to a Senate committee for debate.
Five other state legislatures are considering similar legislation right now.