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Bart Hester

Republican — Senator — District 1
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  • 2013-2014

Bart Hester represents Senate District 1 in the Arkansas Senate, is a member of 13 committees, and is the primary sponsor of 27 bills.

2012 137262.16

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News and Blog Coverage

Republicans: the scaredy-cat party

The agenda of the rising Republican Party reflects the close of Carl Sandburg's poem about exceptionalism (and ignores the hubris). We are "the greatest nation. Nothing like us ever was." But if we are so great, why are they so scared? by Max Brantley The agenda of the rising Republican ...

How the Arkansas legislature has changed your life

For better or for worse. Here's a rundown on some of the new laws enacted during the 100 days of the 89th General Assembly, which informally adjourned April 23. Formal adjournment is May 17. ABORTION Act 301 (Sen. Jason Rapert, R-Conway) outlaws abortions after 12 weeks gestation, and Act 171 ...

The terrible 10 of the 89th Arkansas General Assembly

They're the worst of the worst. Rep. Bob Ballinger, R-Hindsville A strong candidate for this year's Constitutional Law Quizbowl Least Valuable Player, Ballinger lands a seat on the dunce stool for filing a bill called "The Arkansas Second Amendment Liberties Safeguards Act," which would have forbidden the federal government from ...

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Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

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  • 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.

  • SR 7

    To Authorize The Introduction Of A Nonappropriation Bill To Amend Arkansas Law Concerning The Revenue Stabilization Law.

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  • SR 3

    To Authorize The Introduction Of A Nonappropriation Bill To Amend The Arkansas Code Concerning The Revenue Stabilization Law.

  • SB 1121

    To Provide That Certain Construction Projects Do Not Require An Owner To Secure The Services Of A Licensed Architect.

  • SB 1120

    To Abolish The Use Of Congressional Districts For Enrollment Purposes At The University Of Arkansas College Of Medicine.

Recent Votes

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HB 1001

Read the third time and passed.

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3291.0
•••No: 12.0
•••Other: 25.0
HB 1005

Read the third time and passed.

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3291.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 38.0
HB 1004

Read the third time and passed.

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 2777.0
•••No: 617.0
•••Other: 25.0
HB 1003

EMERGENCY CLAUSE ADOPTED

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 2674.0
•••No: 617.0
•••Other: 38.0
HB 1003

Read the third time and passed.

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 2365.0
•••No: 822.0
•••Other: 411.0
SB 5

Read the third time and passed.

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3497.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 12.0
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Sources

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