2019 Session: Bill Would Regulate Microchipping Employees in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – With a simple swipe of their arm, thousands of employees across the world can open doors, log on to their computers, even buy snacks from vending machines.

Select companies from Wisconsin to Sweden microchip their workers.

St. Rep. Stephen Meeks is working to get ahead of the technology in Arkansas.

“The idea here is to set the ground rules before the technology comes to our state to protect workers,” he said.

Meeks, who chairs the legislature’s Technology Committee, found there are no state laws to regulate the implants in the U.S. He wants to be the first.