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H.R. 8042: AIR Act

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No word on whether Aladdin’s and Princess Jasmine’s magic carpet would still be allowed in.

Context: Disney in 2022

In March, Florida’s Republican legislature and governor enacted a law restricting instruction about sexual orientation and gender identity topics in schools. Officially titled the Parental Rights in Education Act, the bill was nicknamed ‘Don’t Say Gay’ by critics. Those critics included The Walt Disney Company, which publicly opposed the bill, albeit after the legislature had already passed it.

Disney has two main theme parks in the U.S.: Florida’s Disney World and California’s Disneyland. After the company’s public opposition to the Florida law, the state stripped it of a longstanding special tax status, which had been in effect dating back to 1967. (California, a blue state, hasn’t …

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Troy Nehls

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 22nd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 13, 2022
Length: 2 pages
Jun 13, 2022
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Jun 13, 2022

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on June 13, 2022. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Other activity may have occurred on another bill with identical or similar provisions.


6 Cosponsors (6 Republicans)

1% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jun 13, 2022

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H.R. 8042 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 8042. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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