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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 eight committees, and is the primary sponsor of 50 bills.

2012 137262.16

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News and Blog Coverage

Asa's team

It's a measure of Gov. Asa Hutchinson's appointments that the most widely praised appointment so far was of a man ineligible to hold the job. by Max Brantley It's a measure of Gov. Asa Hutchinson's appointments that the most widely praised appointment so far was of a man ineligible to ...

An invite for the governor and more on the struggle for gay rights in Arkansas

Monday was a dispiriting day for equality. SB 202, to prevent local governments from protecting the civil rights of LGBT people , became law with Gov. Asa Hutchinson's acquiescence. An even more damaging bill, HB 1228, which gives blanket state protection to gay discrimination (in the name of "conscience"), is ...

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Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

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  • SB 803

    To Allow A Candidate To Run For More Than One Federal Office Simultaneously.

  • SB 756

    To Provide A Valuation Method For Determining The Market Value Of Off-Premises Advertising Signs; To Prevent Administrative Tax Increases; And To Reserve Within Legislative Bodies The Power To Set Tax Rates.

  • SB 754

    To Amend The Law Concerning The Training And Licensure Of Electricians.

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  • SB 687

    To Amend The Law Concerning The Membership Of A City Council.

  • SB 649

    To Amend The Law Regarding Annexation Elections.

  • SB 648

    An Act For The Northwest Arkansas Community College General Improvement Appropriation.

Recent Votes

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HB 1417

Read the third time and passed.

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 34100.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 00.0
HB 1404

Read the third time and passed.

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 34100.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 00.0
HB 1389

Read the third time and passed.

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 34100.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 00.0
HB 1379

Read the third time and passed.

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 2779.0
•••No: 617.0
•••Other: 12.0
HB 1274

Read the third time and passed.

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 34100.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 00.0
HB 1269

Read the third time and passed.

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 34100.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 00.0
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Sources

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