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Senator Bart Hester (R)
2024 Shores Avenue, Cave Springs, 72718
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Phone479-531-4176
Emailbart.hester@senate.ar.gov
District1
Seniority Number32
OccupationReal Estate and Construction
Church AffiliationBaptist
Public ServiceSenate 2013
BiographyClick to Read
Bill(Ascending)
Bill Status
Title
Primary Sponsor
 HB1037
Act 171
AN ACT TO CREATE THE PAIN-CAPABLE UNBORN CHILD PROTECTION ACT AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1243
Act 226
TO ALLOW TRAINED AND LICENSED STAFF AND FACULTY TO CARRY A CONCEALED HANDGUN ON A UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE, OR COMMUNITY COLLEGE CAMPUS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
 HB1447
Act 725
TO AMEND THE CHILD MALTREATMENT ACT.
 HB1451TO AMEND THE CHILD MALTREATMENT ACT.
 HB1688
Act 1210
TO ASSIST THE COLLECTION OF DELINQUENT SEWER UTILITY BILLS.
 HB1797
Act 1470
TO AMEND THE LAWS RELATING TO MUNICIPAL SEWAGE SYSTEMS.
 HB1973
Act 1114
TO CREATE THE OFFENSE OF SEXUAL GROOMING OF A CHILD; TO REQUIRE REGISTRATION WITH THE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY UPON CONVICTION OF SEXUAL GROOMING OF A CHILD; AND CONCERNING UNLAWFUL SEXUAL OFFENSES AGAINST A CHILD.
 SB1056TO PROVIDE A PREMIUM TAX CREDIT FOR INSURANCE COMPANIES THAT INVEST IN ARKANSAS SECURITIES.
 SB1057TO ALLOW A RETALIATORY TAX CREDIT FOR TAXES PAID TO OTHER STATES BY A DOMESTIC PROPERTY AND CASUALTY INSURER.
 SB1058
Act 1506
CONCERNING ANNEXATION OF UNINCORPORATED LAND IF THE LAND IS CURRENTLY PERMITTED BY A COUNTY FOR A CONSTRUCTION OR DEVELOPMENT PROJECT.
 SB1059
Act 569
TO AUTHORIZE FOR ISSUANCE A CONSTABLE SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE.
 SB1060TO PROTECT THE INSURED DRIVERS OF ARKANSAS; AND TO ENCOURAGE COMPLIANCE WITH THE MOTOR VEHICLE LIABILITY INSURANCE LAWS OF ARKANSAS.
 SB1119TO ENACT THE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM RESTORATION ACT; AND TO PROVIDE REMEDIES AND PENALTIES FOR VIOLATING OR ABUSING RELIGIOUS PROTECTIONS UNDER THE ACT.
 SB1120TO ABOLISH THE USE OF CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS FOR ENROLLMENT PURPOSES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF MEDICINE.
 SB1121TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS DO NOT REQUIRE AN OWNER TO SECURE THE SERVICES OF A LICENSED ARCHITECT.
 SB237
Act 139
REGARDING THE ADMINISTRATION OF A LETHAL INJECTION AT THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB253TO REQUIRE THE USE OF APPORTIONMENT FACTORS TO DETERMINE THE AMOUNT OF PARTNERSHIP INCOME TO BE ALLOCATED TO ARKANSAS.
 SB254
Act 160
TO ALLOW THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION TO ENTER INTO AN INSTALLMENT AGREEMENT WITH A TAXPAYER WHO HAS INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX DEBT IF CERTAIN CONDITIONS ARE MET.
 SB52REGARDING VICTIMS' RIGHTS IN CAPITAL PUNISHMENT CASES.
 SB528
Act 627
AN ACT FOR THE NORTHWEST ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE - CHILD PROTECTION TRAINING CENTER AT BENTONVILLE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB529
Act 628
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB568
Act 643
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB578
Act 645
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB706
Act 681
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS STATE POLICE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB73AN ACT REGARDING THE ADMINISTRATION AND METHOD OF CAPITAL PUNISHMENT.
 SB766
Act 529
CONCERNING VARIOUS AMOUNT THRESHOLDS IN THE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES CRIMINAL OFFENSE STATUTES; CONCERNING THE OFFENSES OF TRAFFICKING A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE AND POSSESSION OF A COUNTERFEIT SUBSTANCE.
 SB778
Act 530
CONCERNING THE CRIMINAL OFFENSE OF DELIVERY OF A SCHEDULE VI CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE.
 SB779
Act 1037
CONCERNING THE PLACEMENT OF CHILDREN DETERMINED DEPENDENCY-NEGLECTED; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
 SB808
Act 563
TO CLARIFY THE PROCEDURES FOR THE CREATION AND GOVERNANCE OF CERTAIN MUNICIPAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS.
 SB875TO ADJUST WEEKLY UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFIT AMOUNTS TO THE EXPIRATION OF THE FEDERAL NONREDUCTION RULE ON BENEFITS.
CoSponsor
 HB1039
Act 1441
TO CREATE AN EXEMPTION FROM THE SALES AND USE TAX FOR UTILITIES USED BY QUALIFYING AGRICULTURAL STRUCTURES AND QUALIFYING AQUACULTURE AND HORTICULTURE EQUIPMENT.
 HB1041TO LIMIT THE INCREASE IN GENERAL REVENUE EXPENDITURES FROM YEAR TO YEAR; AND TO CREATE A NEXUS BETWEEN THE AMOUNT OF GENERAL REVENUE EXPENDITURES AND THE GROWTH OF THE STATE DISPOSABLE PERSONAL INCOME.
 HB1151TO REPEAL THE ARKANSAS PREVAILING WAGE LAW AND TO PROVIDE FLEXIBILITY TO CITIES AND COUNTIES FOR CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS.
 HB1215
Act 1333
TO AMEND THE LAWS REGARDING THE USE OF THE MONEY IN THE SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT AND RECYCLING FUND; AND TO ELIMINATE THE GRANT PROGRAM UNDER THE SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT AND RECYCLING FUND ACT.
 HB1218TO REDUCE THE SALES AND USE TAX ON NATURAL GAS AND ELECTRICITY USED BY MANUFACTURERS AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1300
Act 235
TO AMEND THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967 CONCERNING PUBLIC WATER SYSTEM SECURITY; AND TO REMOVE THE SUNSET CLAUSE FOR PUBLIC WATER SYSTEM SECURITY.
 HB1328
Act 321
TO REQUIRE THE DIVISION OF YOUTH SERVICES TO APPEAR BEFORE THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR ALL CONTRACTS AND CONTRACT CHANGES; TO REQUIRE NOTICE TO BE GIVEN BEFORE CHANGES TO COMMUNITY-BASED PROVIDER CONTRACTS ARE MADE.
 HB1348TO REAFFIRM AMERICAN LAWS FOR AMERICAN COURTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1418TO DEDICATE SALES AND USE TAX REVENUE FROM THE SALES OF NEW AND USED VEHICLES IN PART FOR ROADWAY MAINTENANCE, CONSTRUCTION, AND RECONSTRUCTION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1440
Act 470
TO MAKE AVAILABLE TO CERTAIN OFFICIALS THE REGISTRY AT THE ARKANSAS CRIME INFORMATION CENTER THAT LISTS ALL PERSONS WHO WERE ADJUDICATED TO HAVE A MENTAL DISEASE OR DEFECT OR WERE INVOLUNTARILY COMMITTED.
 HB1478
Act 1104
TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF “FERAL HOG”; TO REGULATE THE CAPTURING, KILLING, AND TRANSPORTING OF FERAL HOGS; AND TO INCREASE THE PENALTIES FOR RELEASING HOGS INTO THE WILD.
 HB1482
Act 1453
TO CREATE THE MEDICAID PRIMARY CARE CASE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM SHARED-SAVINGS PILOT PROGRAM.
 HB1690
Act 576
TO REQUIRE A PERIOD OF SILENCE AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH SCHOOL DAY.
 HB1770
Act 600
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF LAW CONCERNING ACADEMIC, FISCAL, AND FACILITIES DISTRESS OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1832
Act 1474
THE NEW MARKETS JOBS ACT OF 2013.
 HB2240TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING PERSONS EMPLOYED BY THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
 SB107
Act 69
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE OPERATION OF ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES BY CERTAIN MUNICIPAL OFFICIALS.
 SB125
Act 152
TO PROVIDE INCENTIVES FOR CONVERTING DIESEL-POWERED MOTOR VEHICLES AND GASOLINE-POWERED MOTOR VEHICLES TO MOTOR VEHICLES POWERED BY COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS OR PROPANE GAS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB131
Act 145
TO PROTECT THE PRIVACY OF OWNERS OF, AND APPLICANTS FOR, CONCEALED HANDGUN CARRY LICENSES; TO EXEMPT THE NAME AND CORRESPONDING ZIP CODE OF THE APPLICANT, LICENSEE, OR PAST LICENSEE FROM DISCLOSURE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB134
Act 301
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS HUMAN HEARTBEAT PROTECTION ACT; TO PROTECT UNBORN CHILDREN.
 SB140
Act 484
THE SAFE SCHOOL INITIATIVE ACT.
 SB2
Act 595
AN ACT TO REQUIRE THAT A VOTER PROVIDE PROOF OF IDENTITY WHEN VOTING AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A VOTER IDENTIFICATION CARD.
 SB229TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM ACT CONCERNING INVESTMENTS.
 SB230TO AMEND GENERAL PROVISIONS FOR THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM IN TITLE 24 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE.
 SB231
Act 87
TO PERMIT A RETIRED PARTICIPANT IN A STATE GROUP HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN TO PAY PREMIUMS BY A BANK ACCOUNT DRAFT AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS.
 SB262TO FACILITATE AND ENCOURAGE CHARITABLE DONATIONS; AND TO EXEMPT FROM THE SALES AND USE TAX SELLERS' DONATIONS OF TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY TO CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS OR FOR CHARITABLE CAUSES.
 SB33
Act 1294
TO ENSURE THAT CHILDREN WITH DYSLEXIA HAVE THEIR NEEDS MET BY THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM.
 SB338
Act 307
REGARDING THE AWARD OF THE SERVICE PISTOL, THE SHOTGUN, OR BOTH UPON THE RETIREMENT OR DEATH OF AN OFFICER OF THE ARKANSAS HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT.
 SB360TO RE-CREATE THE STATE BOARD OF COSMETOLOGY; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB367TO ADDRESS THE PROTECTION OF PRIVATE PROPERTY.
 SB38TO REQUIRE THAT APPLICANTS FOR AND RECIPIENTS OF UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS BE TESTED FOR ILLEGAL DRUG USE.
 SB463
Act 1408
TO CREATE AN EXEMPTION FROM THE INCOME TAX FOR SERVICE PAY OR ALLOWANCES RECEIVED BY ACTIVE DUTY MEMBERS OF THE ARMED SERVICES.
 SB515TO RESTORE CONSISTENCY IN TEMPORARY TOTAL DISABILITY BENEFIT AND EMPLOYEE MISCONDUCT DETERMINATIONS AFTER TERMINATION UNDER INITIATED MEASURE 4 OF 1948.
 SB71
Act 67
TO BE KNOWN AS THE CHURCH PROTECTION ACT OF 2013; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB755
Act 1410
TO ESTABLISH TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPENSATED IN-HOME CAREGIVERS.
 SB791
Act 1411
TO REDUCE THE SALES AND USE TAX ON NATURAL GAS AND ELECTRICITY USED BY MANUFACTURERS.
 SB818TO BAR THE DISBURSEMENT OF FUNDS BY THE STATE TO CERTAIN ENTITIES.
 SB830
Act 1253
TO PROVIDE LIFETIME HUNTING LICENSES AND FISHING LICENSES TO CERTAIN DISABLED VETERANS.
 SB841CONCERNING THE SALE OF EVENT TICKETS.
 SB845
Act 1501
TO REQUIRE THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT TO STUDY THE BENEFITS OF ENTERING INTO AGRICULTURAL EXCHANGES WITH OTHER COUNTRIES; AND TO REQUIRE THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT TO REPORT TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
 SB92
Act 144
TO AMEND THE LIMITATIONS PERIOD FOR CERTAIN SEX CRIMES INVOLVING MINORS.
 SJR2THE TORT REFORM AMENDMENT OF 2014.
 SJR5PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION CONCERNING CLAIMS AND COURT PROCEDURES.
 SJR6AN AMENDMENT TO CHANGE THE POWERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND THE COURTS REGARDING RULES OF PLEADING, PRACTICE, AND PROCEDURE FOR COURTS, APPEAL RIGHTS, AND COMPENSATION OR DAMAGES AWARDED BY COURTS AND ADMINISTRATIVE AGENCIES.
 SR2COMMENDING THE NATION OF ISRAEL FOR ITS CORDIAL AND MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL RELATIONSHIP WITH THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND WITH THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
 SR29REAFFIRMING THE SENATE'S COMMITMENT TO DEFINE MARRIAGE AS THE UNION OF A MAN AND A WOMAN AND URGING THE U.S. CONGRESS, U.S. SUPREME COURT, AND PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TO UPHOLD AND ENFORCE THE DEFENSE OF MARRIAGE ACT.