AUSTIN (KXAN) — A invoice supposed to finish the discrimination of hairstyles related to race was signed into legislation Sunday by Gov. Greg Abbott.

Home Invoice 567, higher referred to as the CROWN Act, cleared its remaining hurdle on Could 12 after it was handed by the Texas Senate 29-1. It was despatched to Abbott’s desk on Could 16 and he made it legislation together with his signature on Sunday. It goes into impact on Sept. 1. It handed the Texas Home 143-5 on April 12.

The CROWN Act is an acronym for Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair, and it prohibits college districts, schools or universities, employers or labor unions to discriminate towards any protected coiffure as a part of a costume code. Within the invoice, protected hairstyles are “braids, locks or twists.”

Rep. Rhetta Bowers, the writer of the invoice, mentioned it is going to “enhance the lives of numerous Texans.”

CROWN Act payments have been handed in 21 states together with Texas and are a part of a nationwide civil rights and anti-discrimination motion began in 2019.

A case in Mont Belvieu, Texas, introduced CROWN Act legal guidelines to the forefront after DeAndre Arnold was suspended from Barbers Hill Excessive College in 2020. The college district mentioned the size of his dreadlocks was the difficulty and it violated the district’s costume code. Arnold, a Black pupil with Trinidadian heritage, mentioned the coiffure is a part of his household’s heritage and tradition and the lads of their household develop their dreadlocks to beneath their waist.