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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 77 bills.

2012 137262.16

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



News and Blog Coverage

Mike Poore pays a visit to the Arkansas Times

Benji Hardy is going to reflect more fully on this later, but I wanted to mention that the incoming Little Rock school superintendent, Mike Poore, finished a hectic week of meeting Little Rock people with more than an hour chat with the Arkansas Times Friday afternoon before returning to Bentonville. ...

Jason Rapert targets Plan B

Also, Hester sees the light, Huckabee comes home, Hernando? and the exit of Marcus Devine at DYS. Quote of the Week : "When I realized I was not willing to shut down Medicaid, then it was like, what are we going to do now?" — State Sen. Bart Hester (R-Cave ...

J.B. Hunt moving deliberately after LGBT non-bias vote

Arkansas Business reports that J.B. Hunt isn't moving immediately to act on a vote by shareholders that the company adopt an explicit non-discrimination policy affecting LGBT employees. Stockholders approved the measure over the recommendation of management. It is not binding. The trucking company has told the SEC that it will ...

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Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

  • 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.

  • SB 1043

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

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  • 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.

  • SB 1016

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

Recent Votes

SB 129

Read the third time and passed.

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 2571.0
•••No: 617.0
•••Other: 411.0
SB 86

Read the third time and passed.

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 3188.0
•••No: 12.0
•••Other: 38.0
SB 81

Read the third time and passed.

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3291.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 38.0
SB 69

Read the third time and passed.

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 2880.0
•••No: 38.0
•••Other: 411.0
SB 46

Read the third time and passed.

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 2777.0
•••No: 12.0
•••Other: 720.0
HB 1147

Read the third time and passed.

Legislator Vote: Yes

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