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Statement On The Passage Of The Arkansas Online Marketplace Consumer Inform Act

Washington, DC – Today, the Arkansas House of Representatives passed the Online Marketplace Consumer Inform Act (SB 470). Internet Association’s Senior Vice President of State Government Affairs Robert Callahan released the following statement urging Arkansas Governor Hutchinson to veto SB 470: 

“Today, the privacy and economic well-being of Arkansas small businesses and solo entrepreneurs were sacrificed to Big Box retail interests. SB 470 will do nothing to stop organized retail crime but will end up harming Arkansas businesses struggling to keep their doors open after a year-long pandemic. Small Arkansas sellers who have relied on the internet to earn a living will face the undesirable choice of displaying potentially sensitive information online for anyone to see, or being suspended from the online marketplace altogether.  Hopefully, Governor Hutchinson will protect small online entrepreneurs across the state by vetoing SB 470.”