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(a) The Director of the Arkansas Fair Housing Commission shall investigate any discriminatory housing practices alleged in a complaint filed under this section.
(b) A complaint shall be:
(1) In writing and under oath; and
(2) In the form specified and standardized by this subchapter and the rules promulgated by the Arkansas Fair Housing Commission, which shall not require that the complaint be notarized.
(c) An aggrieved person shall not file later than one (1) year after an alleged discriminatory housing practice has occurred or terminated a complaint with the commission alleging the discriminatory housing practice.
(d) Not later than one (1) year after an alleged discriminatory housing practice has occurred or terminated, the commission may file its own complaint.
(e) A complaint may be reasonably and fairly amended at any time.
(f) On the filing of a complaint, the director shall:
(1) Give the aggrieved person notice that the complaint has been received;
(2) Advise the aggrieved person of the time limits and choice of forums under this subchapter; and
(3) Not later than the tenth day after the filing of the complaint or after the identification of an additional respondent under § 16-123-320, provide each respondent:
(A) Notice identifying the alleged discriminatory housing practice and advising the respondent of the procedural rights and obligations of a respondent under this subchapter; and
(B) A copy of the original complaint.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Arkansas Code Title 16. Practice, Procedure, and Courts § 16-123-317. Complaint - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ar/title-16-practice-procedure-and-courts/ar-code-sect-16-123-317/
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