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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 76 bills.

2012 137262.16

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News and Blog Coverage

Five reasons why an LGBT protection ordinance is a good thing for Little Rock

The Little Rock Board of Directors will soon consider an ordinance to extend protections to our LGBT neighbors. Why it matters. by David Koon It is not enough to simply say we want a better world. Eventually, a person, a community, a city has to step up and be the ...

Presbyterians embrace marriage equality

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), representing some 1.8 million people, has ended long years of debate by ratifying recognition of same-sex marriage. Preachers would not be required to perform such unions or use their churches if they object. The new church policy reads: "Marriage involves a unique commitment between two people, ...

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Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

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  • SB 1044

    To Establish The Arkansas Wireless Information Network Fund.

  • 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.

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  • SB 1016

    Concerning Judicial, Nonjudicial, And Tax Sales; And To Regulate Abandoned Personal Property.

  • SB 1017

    To Revise The Tax On Food And Other Grocery Items.

  • SB 1001

    Concerning Actions To Confirm Or Quiet Title To Real Property And The Time To Redeem Or Challenge Tax Deeds To Real Property.

Recent Votes

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SB 780

Read the third time and passed.

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 34100.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 00.0
HB 1705

Read the third time and passed.

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3294.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 25.0
HB 1612

Read the third time and passed.

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3191.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 38.0
HB 1807

Read the third time and passed.

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 34100.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 00.0
SB 11

Read the third time and passed.

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3397.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 12.0
SB 196

Read the third time and passed.

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3397.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 12.0
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Sources

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