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Senator Bart Hester (R)
P.O. Box 85, Cave Springs, 72718
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Phone479-531-4176
Emailbart.hester@senate.ar.gov
District1
Seniority Number18
OccupationReal Estate and Construction
Church AffiliationBaptist
VeteranNo
Public ServiceSenate 2013, 2015, 2017, Majority Whip, Majority Leader 2019
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Primary Sponsor
 HB1071TO CREATE THE TRANSFORMATION AND EFFICIENCIES ACT OF 2019; TO ESTABLISH CABINET-LEVEL DEPARTMENTS; TO ESTABLISH THE CABINET-LEVEL DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN AFFAIRS; TO TRANSFER STATE ENTITIES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1072TO CREATE THE TRANSFORMATION AND EFFICIENCIES ACT OF 2019; TO ESTABLISH CABINET-LEVEL DEPARTMENTS; TO ESTABLISH THE CABINET-LEVEL DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH; TO TRANSFER VARIOUS STATE AGENCIES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1074
Act 58
TO REQUIRE NEWBORN SCREENING FOR SPINAL MUSCULAR ATROPHY; AND TO MANDATE THAT INSURANCE POLICIES COVER NEWBORN SCREENING FOR SPINAL MUSCULAR ATROPHY.
 HB1115TO CREATE THE TRANSFORMATION AND EFFICIENCIES ACT OF 2019; TO ESTABLISH THE CABINET-LEVEL DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS; TO TRANSFER STATE ENTITIES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1116AN ACT TO CREATE THE TRANSFORMATION AND EFFICIENCIES ACT OF 2019; TO ESTABLISH CABINET-LEVEL DEPARTMENTS; TO ESTABLISH THE CABINET-LEVEL DEPARTMENT OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL; TO TRANSFER STATE ENTITIES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1117TO CREATE THE TRANSFORMATION AND EFFICIENCIES ACT OF 2019; TO TRANSFER VARIOUS STATE AGENCIES AND TO ESTABLISH THE CABINET-LEVEL DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE; AND TO DECLARE AND EMERGENCY.
 HB1118AN ACT TO CREATE THE TRANSFORMATION AND EFFICIENCIES ACT OF 2019; TO ESTABLISH THE CABINET-LEVEL DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, HERITAGE, AND TOURISM; TO TRANSFER VARIOUS STATE AGENCIES; TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1165TO CREATE THE TRANSFORMATION AND EFFICIENCIES ACT OF 2019; TO ESTABLISH CABINET-LEVEL DEPARTMENTS; TO ESTABLISH THE CABINET-LEVEL DEPARTMENT OF THE MILITARY; TO TRANSFER VARIOUS STATE AGENCIES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1166TO CREATE THE TRANSFORMATION AND EFFICIENCIES ACT OF 2019; TO ESTABLISH CABINET-LEVEL DEPARTMENTS; TO ESTABLISH THE CABINET-LEVEL DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES; TO TRANSFER STATE ENTITIES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1215AN ACT TO CREATE THE TRANSFORMATION AND EFFICIENCIES ACT OF 2019; TO ESTABLISH CABINET-LEVEL DEPARTMENTS; TO ESTABLISH THE CABINET-LEVEL DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT; TO TRANSFER STATE ENTITIES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1216TO CREATE THE TRANSFORMATION AND EFFICIENCIES ACT OF 2019; TO ESTABLISH THE CABINET-LEVEL DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY; TO TRANSFER STATE ENTITIES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1255TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING LICENSING, REGISTRATION, AND CERTIFICATION FOR CERTAIN PROFESSIONS; AND TO ESTABLISH A SYSTEM OF ENDORSEMENT, RECOGNITION, AND RECIPROCITY FOR LICENSING.
 HB1272TO CREATE THE TRANSFORMATION AND EFFICIENCIES ACT OF 2019; TO ESTABLISH THE CABINET-LEVEL DEPARTMENT OF TRANSFORMATION AND SHARED SERVICES; TO TRANSFER STATE ENTITIES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1337TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING STRAIGHT LIFE ANNUITY UNDER THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
 SB148TO MODIFY THE SMALL BUSINESS ENTITY TAX PASS THROUGH ACT; AND TO PROVIDE FOR A TEMPORARY LIEN AT THE TIME A CHARGING APPLICATION IS FILED.
 SB170CONCERNING COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL REGULATION OF RESIDENTIAL BUILDING DESIGN ELEMENTS.
 SB205TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING ETHICS AND CAMPAIGN FINANCE; TO AMEND THE TIMES FOR CERTAIN CONTRIBUTION AND EXPENDITURE REPORTS; AND TO AMEND PORTIONS OF INITIATED ACT 1 OF 1990 AND INITIATED ACT 1 OF 1996.
 SB243TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING MEMBER BENEFITS AND THE BENEFIT MULTIPLIER UNDER THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
 SB244CONCERNING MEMBER CONTRIBUTIONS UNDER THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
 SB245CONCERNING THE DEFINITION OF "FINAL AVERAGE COMPENSATION" UNDER THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
 SB246TO AMEND THE LAW ON BENEFIT REDETERMINATIONS UNDER THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
 SB259TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING APPROVED POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEES; AND TO PREVENT A PERSON HOLDING A CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICE FROM FORMING MORE THAN ONE (1) APPROVED POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE.
 SB260TO AMEND PROVISIONS CONCERNING POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE CONTRIBUTIONS; AND TO PROHIBIT DIRECT CONTRIBUTIONS BETWEEN POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEES.
 SB308TO BE KNOWN AS "THE CIVIL ASSET FORFEITURE REFORM ACT OF 2019"; AND CONCERNING ASSET FORFEITURE IN CRIMINAL CASES.
 SCR2COMMENDING GUATEMALA FOR RELOCATING THE GUATEMALAN EMBASSY IN ISRAEL TO JERUSALEM.
 SJR8A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT PERMITTING LIMITS ON AWARDS OF PUNITIVE AND NONECONOMIC DAMAGES.
 SR6TO SUSPEND SECTIONS 14.(B)(2) AND 14.(B)(3) OF THE RULES OF THE SENATE OF THE NINETY-SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
 SR7TO SUSPEND SECTIONS 14.(B)(2) AND 14.(B)(3) OF THE JOINT RULES OF THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE NINETY-SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
CoSponsor
 HB1145TO CREATE THE TEACHER SALARY ENHANCEMENT ACT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1251TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF "PRACTICE OF OPTOMETRY"; TO EXPAND THE TYPES OF OPHTHALMIC SURGERY THAT MAY BE PERFORMED BY OPTOMETRISTS; AND TO MODERNIZE THE PRACTICE OF OPTOMETRY.
 SB113
Act 107
TO ABOLISH THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE ARKANSAS HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACE; TO TRANSFER THE ARKANSAS HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACE TO THE STATE INSURANCE DEPARTMENT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB149TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS HUMAN LIFE PROTECTION ACT; AND TO ABOLISH ABORTION IN ARKANSAS AND PROTECT THE LIVES OF UNBORN CHILDREN.
 SB15TO REDUCE THE FEES FOR A LICENSE TO CARRY A CONCEALED HANDGUN
 SB17
Act 61
TO REDUCE THE FEES FOR A LICENSE TO CARRY A CONCEALED HANDGUN; AND TO REDUCE THE FEE TO RENEW A LICENSE TO CARRY A CONCEALED HANDGUN.
 SJR3APPLYING TO THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO CALL A CONVENTION FOR PROPOSING AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO ARTICLE V OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION.