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Bart Hester

Republican — Senator — District 1
Available Terms:
  • 2013-2014
  • 2015-2016

Bart Hester represents Senate District 1 in the Arkansas Senate, is a member of 17 committees, and is the primary sponsor of 78 bills.

2012 137262.16

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News and Blog Coverage

A scattering of Arkansas Republicans signal doubts about whether they will back Trump

We've been tracking in this space whether any Arkansas Republican leaders will decide enough is enough and refuse to back Donald Trump for president. The big names have already signed up as dutiful supplicants. Gov. Asa Hutchinson , who once said "it is up to Arkansas to stop the Donald ...

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RNC wraps up: Donald Trump yells at America

Well, it was unique. Like an episode of "Hollywood Squares" filmed on a sinking cruise ship, the Republican National Convention was dominated by the totalitarian kitsch that embodies its nominee for president, Donald J. Trump . Last night was Trump's coronation and it meandered, wobbled, and weaved before arriving at ...

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Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

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  • SB 11

    To Create The Arkansas Highway Improvement Plan Of 2016; And To Declare An Emergency.

  • SR 4

    To Authorize The Introduction Of A Nonappropriation Bill Concerning The Health Care Independence Program And The Arkansas Works Program.

  • SB 1044

    To Establish The Arkansas Wireless Information Network Fund.

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  • SB 1043

    To Provide For An Increase In Disclosure Of Nonconfidential Hospital Data And Records.

  • SB 1035

    To Create The Nonlegislative Commission On The Study Of Landlord-Tenant Eviction Laws; And To Recommend Fair And Balanced Changes And Draft Legislation To Improve Landlord-Tenant Eviction Laws.

  • SB 1017

    To Revise The Tax On Food And Other Grocery Items.

Recent Votes

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HB 1006

EMERGENCY CLAUSE ADOPTED

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 2468.0
•••No: 25.0
•••Other: 925.0
HB 1006

Emergency Clause failed of adoption.

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 1954.0
•••No: 1028.0
•••Other: 617.0
HB 1006

Read the third time and passed.

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 1954.0
•••No: 1028.0
•••Other: 617.0
HB 1011

Read the third time and passed.

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3085.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 514.0
HB 1014

Read the third time and passed.

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 2674.0
•••No: 12.0
•••Other: 822.0
HB 1013

Read the third time and passed.

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 2777.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 822.0
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Sources

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