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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 31 bills.

2012 137262.16

For detailed campaign finance information visit Influence Explorer. Figures via the National Institute on Money in State Politics.

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News and Blog Coverage

18 legislators object to free speech by UA chancellor

It's belated but important to note a letter signed by 18 Arkansas legislators or legislators-elect objecting to University of Arkansas Chancellor David Gearhart's call for the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce to rescind its resolution opposing the Fayetteville civil rights ordinance , which will be subject of a referendum vote Dec. ...

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Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

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  • SB 156

    To Criminalize The Distribution Of Images Of A Sexual Nature To Embarrass, Harass, Frighten, Intimidate, Threaten, Or Abuse A Family Or Household Member Or Person From A Dating Relationship.

  • SB 153

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

  • SB 77

    To Provide That Building Construction Projects Under One Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars Do Not Require An Owner To Secure The Services Of A Licensed Architect.

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  • SB 76

    To Allow A Public School To Exceed The Maximum Class Size As Adopted By The State Board Of Education Under Certain Circumstances.

  • SB 141

    An Act For The Economic Development Commission Appropriation For The 2014-2015 Fiscal Year.

  • SR 8

    To Authorize The Introduction Of A Nonappropriation Bill Concerning The Creation Of A Tax Credit For Employers That Make Payments To Comply With Federal Law Concerning Employers' Shared Responsibility For Health Coverage.

Recent Votes

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SB 101

Read the third time and passed.

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 2985.0
•••No: 25.0
•••Other: 38.0
SB 96

Read the third time and passed.

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 2779.0
•••No: 720.0
•••Other: 00.0
SB 94

Read the third time and passed.

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 34100.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 00.0
SB 76

Read the third time and passed.

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 2779.0
•••No: 617.0
•••Other: 12.0
SB 30

Read the third time and passed.

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3294.0
•••No: 25.0
•••Other: 00.0
SB 6

Read the third time and passed.

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3090.0
•••No: 39.0
•••Other: 00.0
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Sources

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