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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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 HB1070TO CREATE THE TRANSFORMATION AND EFFICIENCIES ACT OF 2019; TO ESTABLISH CABINET-LEVEL DEPARTMENTS; TO TRANSFER STATE ENTITIES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 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.
 HB1290TO AMEND THE PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE PRACTICE OF PHARMACY; AND TO AUTHORIZE PHARMACISTS TO PROVIDE ACCESS TO AND ADMINISTRATION OF ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES.
 HB1305TO CREATE THE TRANSFORMATION AND EFFICIENCIES ACT OF 2019; TO ESTABLISH CABINET-LEVEL DEPARTMENTS; TO ESTABLISH THE CABINET-LEVEL DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND LICENSING; TO TRANSFER VARIOUS STATE AGENCIES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1307PERMITTING A BANK OR BANKING INSTITUTION TO UTILIZE THE SMALL CLAIMS DIVISION OF A DISTRICT COURT.
 HB1336TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING EARLY ANNUITIES UNDER THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
 HB1337TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING STRAIGHT LIFE ANNUITY UNDER THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
 HB1338TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE DURATION OF A MEMBER'S PARTICIPATION IN THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM DEFERRED RETIREMENT OPTION PLAN.
 HB1339CONCERNING THE FINAL AVERAGE COMPENSATION OF MEMBERS OF THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
 HB1360TO CREATE THE TRANSFORMATION AND EFFICIENCIES ACT OF 2019; TO ESTABLISH THE CABINET-LEVEL DEPARTMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION; AND TO TRANSFER VARIOUS STATE AGENCIES.
 HB1361TO CREATE THE TRANSFORMATION AND EFFICIENCIES ACT OF 2019; TO ESTABLISH THE CABINET-LEVEL DEPARTMENTS; TO ESTABLISH THE CABINET-LEVEL DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION; TO TRANSFER STATE ENTITIES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1371TO CREATE THE TRANSFORMATION AND EFFICIENCIES ACT OF 2019; TO ESTABLISH CABINET-LEVEL DEPARTMENTS; TO ESTABLISH THE CABINET-LEVEL DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE; TO TRANSFER STATE ENTITIES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1394
Act 312
TO AMEND THE LAWS CONCERNING MASSAGE THERAPY; AND TO REMOVE THE TUBERCULOSIS TESTS AS A REQUIREMENT FOR MASSAGE THERAPIST LICENSURE.
 HB1463TO AMEND THE UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE TO PREVENT FRAUDULENT FILINGS; AND TO ALLOW THE FILING OFFICE TO REFUSE TO FILE FRAUDULENT RECORDS.
 HB1641TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE RULES INVOLVING SCOLIOSIS SCREENING IN SCHOOLS.
 HB1706TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING ANNUAL CAREER SERVICE RECOGNITION PAYMENTS FOR STATE EMPLOYEES.
 HB1763TO CREATE THE TRANSFORMATION AND EFFICIENCIES ACT OF 2019; TO ESTABLISH CABINET-LEVEL DEPARTMENTS; TO TRANSFER STATE ENTITIES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1830TO AMEND THE INCOME TAX LAWS RELATING TO CERTAIN TRUSTS; TO PRESERVE CERTAIN TRUST ASSETS; AND TO EXEMPT CERTAIN TRUSTS FROM INCOME TAX.
 HB1850TO ESTABLISH THE EMPOWER INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS ACT OF 2019; TO AMEND PORTIONS OF THE LAW IMPACTING INITIATED ACT 4 OF 1948; AND TO AMEND DEFINITIONS OF "EMPLOYEE", "EMPLOYMENT", AND "EMPLOYMENT STATUS" WITHIN TITLE 11.
 HB1881CONCERNING THE INVESTIGATION INTO A MISSING OR UNIDENTIFIED PERSON; AND CONCERNING THE NATIONAL MISSING AND UNIDENTIFIED PERSONS SYSTEM.
 HB1921TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING NOTICE OF TAX ASSESSMENTS AND DETERMINATIONS; AND TO REQUIRE EVIDENCE OF ACTUAL NOTICE OF A TAX ASSESSMENT OR DETERMINATION IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
 HCR1005TO COMMEND THE BENTONVILLE HIGH SCHOOL WIND ENSEMBLE.
 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.
 SB170
Act 446
CONCERNING COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL REGULATION OF RESIDENTIAL BUILDING DESIGN ELEMENTS.
 SB205
Act 240
TO 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.
 SB308
Act 476
TO BE KNOWN AS "THE CIVIL ASSET FORFEITURE REFORM ACT OF 2019"; AND CONCERNING ASSET FORFEITURE IN CRIMINAL CASES.
 SB393
Act 513
TO AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTRATION UNDER THE APPRAISAL MANAGEMENT COMPANY REGISTRATION ACT.
 SB394
Act 514
TO AMEND THE LAWS CONCERNING LICENSING AND CERTIFICATION OF APPRAISERS; AND TO CREATE A REGISTRATION CLASS FOR A REGISTERED APPRENTICE APPRAISER.
 SB464TO ENSURE THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF CERTAIN PROCEDURES INVOLVED IN THE EXECUTION OF A PERSON FOR A CAPITAL OFFENSE.
 SB525TO MODERNIZE PLUMBING PLAN REVIEW SUBMISSIONS AND RESPONSES; AND TO CLARIFY THAT LOCAL JURISDICTION REVIEW OF CERTAIN PLUMBING PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS DOES NOT REQUIRE REVIEW BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.
 SB570TO PROVIDE FOR ADDITIONAL CIRCUIT JUDGESHIPS FOR CERTAIN JUDICIAL DISTRICTS.
 SB576TO REFORM THE TAX LAWS CONCERNING THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF SALES AND USE TAX, THE APPORTIONMENT AND ALLOCATION OF INCOME FOR TAX PURPOSES, CORPORATE INCOME TAX RATES, AND NET OPERATING LOSSES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB627TO AMEND THE SALES AND USE TAX EXEMPTION FOR DENTAL APPLIANCES.
 SB631TO PROHIBIT CITIES AND COUNTIES FROM DENYING OR HINDERING PRIVATE PROPERTY OWNERS THE RIGHT TO REMOVE OR TRIM TREES, BUSHES, OR SHRUBS.
 SB650TO PROHIBIT A PERSON CONVICTED OF A PUBLIC TRUST CRIME FROM FILING AS A CANDIDATE FOR A CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICE OR FROM RUNNING AS A CANDIDATE FOR A PUBLIC OFFICE.
 SCR2COMMENDING GUATEMALA FOR RELOCATING THE GUATEMALAN EMBASSY IN ISRAEL TO JERUSALEM.
 SJR8A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT PERMITTING LIMITS ON AWARDS OF PUNITIVE AND NONECONOMIC DAMAGES.
 SR33TO DESIGNATE THE MONTH OF MARCH AS NATIONAL ATHLETIC TRAINING MONTH.
 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
 HB1145
Act 170
TO CREATE THE TEACHER SALARY ENHANCEMENT ACT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1251TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF "PRACTICE OF OPTOMETRY"; AND TO MODERNIZE THE PRACTICE OF OPTOMETRY.
 HB1439
Act 493
TO CREATE THE CHERISH ACT; AND TO PROHIBIT ABORTIONS AFTER EIGHTEEN (18) WEEKS' GESTATION EXCEPT IN A MEDICAL EMERGENCY.
 HB1492
Act 328
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING ELECTION PAGES; AND TO ALLOW CERTAIN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO PERFORM THE DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF ELECTION OFFICIALS.
 HB1567CONCERNING INVESTIGATIONS INTO SEXUAL ASSAULT; CONCERNING SEXUAL ASSAULT COLLECTION KITS; AND CONCERNING THE SUBMISSION OF SEXUAL ASSAULT COLLECTION KITS.
 HB1569TO ALLOW EXCESS FOOD DISTRIBUTION BY A PUBLIC SCHOOL OR OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL TO A STUDENT WHO IS ENROLLED IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL OR OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL.
 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.
 SB145
Act 464
TO AMEND CERTAIN DEFINITIONS UNDER THE ARKANSAS RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 2001; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE AUTHORITY OF THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION.
 SB149
Act 180
TO 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.
 SB2TO CREATE THE DOWN SYNDROME DISCRIMINATION BY ABORTION PROHIBITION ACT.
 SB238TO PROVIDE FOR INELIGIBILITY FOR RETIREMENT BENEFITS UPON CONVICTION OF A FELONY ARISING OUT OF AN ELECTED PUBLIC OFFICIAL’S OFFICIAL ACTIONS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB256
Act 342
TO PROHIBIT ELECTED PUBLIC OFFICIALS FROM REGISTERING AS LOBBYISTS.
 SB258TO INCREASE THE PENALTY FOR TAKING CAMPAIGN FUNDS AS PERSONAL INCOME; AND TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF ARKANSAS LAW RESULTING FROM INITIATED ACT 1 OF 1990 AND INITIATED ACT 1 OF 1996.
 SB298
Act 512
TO AMEND THE TAXABLE WAGE BASE UNDER THE DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES LAW.
 SB3TO REQUIRE ADDITIONAL REPORTING REQUIREMENTS BY CERTAIN PHYSICIANS AND HEALTHCARE FACILITIES FOR ABORTION COMPLICATIONS.
 SB318TO PROHIBIT UNLAWFUL FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION OF A MINOR; TO CREATE AWARENESS PROGRAMS CONCERNING AND STATISTICAL TRACKING OF UNLAWFUL FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB342TO AMEND THE LAWS CONCERNING THE CONTRACTORS LICENSING BOARD; AND TO AMEND THE LICENSING REQUIREMENTS OF CONTRACTORS.
 SB385
Act 298
TO REQUIRE A STUDY AND ANNUAL REVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS AND PROCESSES OF THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.
 SB386
Act 299
CONCERNING LEGISLATION PROPOSED BY THE DIRECTOR OF STATE HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION.
 SB401CONCERNING APPLICATIONS BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION, ARTICLE V.
 SB406
Act 345
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION.
 SB440TO BAN USE OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN FOOD AND DRINK EXCEPT IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
 SB508TO AMEND THE MEANS BY WHICH FUNDING IS DISTRIBUTED THROUGH THE PRODUCTIVITY-BASED FUNDING MODEL.
 SB509TO DISTRIBUTE FUNDS FROM THE EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE TRUST FUND TO CERTAIN FOUR-YEAR STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION BASED ON AN INSTITUTION'S IN-STATE FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT ENROLLMENT.
 SB531TO CLARIFY THE UNIFORM CONTRIBUTION AMONG TORTFEASORS ACT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB532TO ESTABLISH PREJUDGMENT AND POST-JUDGMENT INTEREST RATES.
 SB533TO ESTABLISH RECOVERY OF DAMAGES FOR NECESSARY MEDICAL CARE, TREATMENT, OR SERVICES RENDERED.
 SB543TO CLARIFY THE UNIFORM CONTRIBUTION AMONG TORTFEASORS ACT.
 SB544TO ESTABLISH PREJUDGMENT AND POST-JUDGMENT INTEREST RATES.
 SB545TO ESTABLISH RECOVERY OF DAMAGES FOR NECESSARY MEDICAL CARE, TREATMENT, OR SERVICES RENDERED.
 SB571TO CREATE AN EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT, AN INCREASED STANDARD DEDUCTION, AND AN INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX REDUCTION; AND TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR INCOME TAX REDUCTIONS THROUGH NEW TAXES ON CIGARETTES AND E-CIGARETTES.
 SB583TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS MUNICIPAL ACCOUNTING LAW CONCERNING CERTAIN DEBIT CARD AND CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS.
 SB613TO DESIGNATE THE SMALLMOUTH BASS AS THE OFFICIAL GAME FISH OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
 SCMR1TO REMEMBER MATT DECAMPLE AND HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
 SJR3APPLYING TO THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO CALL A CONVENTION FOR PROPOSING AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO ARTICLE V OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION.
 SR10COMMENDING THE ARKANSAS CHAPTER OF THE ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION AND PROCLAIMING FEBRUARY 26, 2019, AS ALZHEIMER'S AWARENESS DAY.
 SR17TO ENCOURAGE LAW ENFORCEMENT TO SUSPEND CONTACT AND OUTREACH WITH THE COUNCIL ON AMERICAN-ISLAMIC RELATIONS.
 SR24TO REMEMBER MATT DECAMPLE AND HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.