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Senator Bart Hester (R)

105 Lillard Lane, Cave Springs, 72718

Senator Bart Hester (R)
Phone: 479-531-4176
Phone:
District: 1
District:
1
Seniority: 32
Seniority:
32
Occupation: Real Estate and Construction
Occupation:
Real Estate and Construction
Church Affiliation: Baptist
Church Affiliation:
Baptist
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: Senate 2013
Public Service:
Senate 2013


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO PROVIDE A PREMIUM TAX CREDIT FOR INSURANCE COMPANIES THAT INVEST IN ARKANSAS SECURITIES.
TO ALLOW A RETALIATORY TAX CREDIT FOR TAXES PAID TO OTHER STATES BY A DOMESTIC PROPERTY AND CASUALTY INSURER.
CONCERNING ANNEXATION OF UNINCORPORATED LAND IF THE LAND IS CURRENTLY PERMITTED BY A COUNTY FOR A CONSTRUCTION OR DEVELOPMENT PROJECT.
TO AUTHORIZE FOR ISSUANCE A CONSTABLE SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE.
TO PROTECT THE INSURED DRIVERS OF ARKANSAS; AND TO ENCOURAGE COMPLIANCE WITH THE MOTOR VEHICLE LIABILITY INSURANCE LAWS OF ARKANSAS.
TO ENACT THE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM RESTORATION ACT; AND TO PROVIDE REMEDIES AND PENALTIES FOR VIOLATING OR ABUSING RELIGIOUS PROTECTIONS UNDER THE ACT.
TO ABOLISH THE USE OF CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS FOR ENROLLMENT PURPOSES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF MEDICINE.
TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS DO NOT REQUIRE AN OWNER TO SECURE THE SERVICES OF A LICENSED ARCHITECT.
REGARDING THE ADMINISTRATION OF A LETHAL INJECTION AT THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO REQUIRE THE USE OF APPORTIONMENT FACTORS TO DETERMINE THE AMOUNT OF PARTNERSHIP INCOME TO BE ALLOCATED TO ARKANSAS.
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.
REGARDING VICTIMS' RIGHTS IN CAPITAL PUNISHMENT CASES.
AN ACT FOR THE NORTHWEST ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE - CHILD PROTECTION TRAINING CENTER AT BENTONVILLE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS STATE POLICE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT REGARDING THE ADMINISTRATION AND METHOD OF CAPITAL PUNISHMENT.
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.
CONCERNING THE CRIMINAL OFFENSE OF DELIVERY OF A SCHEDULE VI CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE.
CONCERNING THE PLACEMENT OF CHILDREN DETERMINED DEPENDENCY-NEGLECTED; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
TO CLARIFY THE PROCEDURES FOR THE CREATION AND GOVERNANCE OF CERTAIN MUNICIPAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS.
TO ADJUST WEEKLY UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFIT AMOUNTS TO THE EXPIRATION OF THE FEDERAL NONREDUCTION RULE ON BENEFITS.
Primary Sponsor for House
AN ACT TO CREATE THE PAIN-CAPABLE UNBORN CHILD PROTECTION ACT AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO ALLOW TRAINED AND LICENSED STAFF AND FACULTY TO CARRY A CONCEALED HANDGUN ON A UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE, OR COMMUNITY COLLEGE CAMPUS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
TO AMEND THE CHILD MALTREATMENT ACT.
TO AMEND THE CHILD MALTREATMENT ACT.
TO ASSIST THE COLLECTION OF DELINQUENT SEWER UTILITY BILLS.
TO AMEND THE LAWS RELATING TO MUNICIPAL SEWAGE SYSTEMS.
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.
CoSponsor
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE OPERATION OF ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES BY CERTAIN MUNICIPAL OFFICIALS.
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.
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.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS HUMAN HEARTBEAT PROTECTION ACT; TO PROTECT UNBORN CHILDREN.
THE SAFE SCHOOL INITIATIVE ACT.
AN ACT TO REQUIRE THAT A VOTER PROVIDE PROOF OF IDENTITY WHEN VOTING AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A VOTER IDENTIFICATION CARD.
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM ACT CONCERNING INVESTMENTS.
TO AMEND GENERAL PROVISIONS FOR THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM IN TITLE 24 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE.
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.
TO 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.
TO ENSURE THAT CHILDREN WITH DYSLEXIA HAVE THEIR NEEDS MET BY THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM.
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.
TO RE-CREATE THE STATE BOARD OF COSMETOLOGY; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO ADDRESS THE PROTECTION OF PRIVATE PROPERTY.
TO REQUIRE THAT APPLICANTS FOR AND RECIPIENTS OF UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS BE TESTED FOR ILLEGAL DRUG USE.
TO CREATE AN EXEMPTION FROM THE INCOME TAX FOR SERVICE PAY OR ALLOWANCES RECEIVED BY ACTIVE DUTY MEMBERS OF THE ARMED SERVICES.
TO RESTORE CONSISTENCY IN TEMPORARY TOTAL DISABILITY BENEFIT AND EMPLOYEE MISCONDUCT DETERMINATIONS AFTER TERMINATION UNDER INITIATED MEASURE 4 OF 1948.
TO BE KNOWN AS THE CHURCH PROTECTION ACT OF 2013; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO ESTABLISH TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPENSATED IN-HOME CAREGIVERS.
TO BAR THE DISBURSEMENT OF FUNDS BY THE STATE TO CERTAIN ENTITIES.
CONCERNING THE SALE OF EVENT TICKETS.
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.
TO AMEND THE LIMITATIONS PERIOD FOR CERTAIN SEX CRIMES INVOLVING MINORS.
THE TORT REFORM AMENDMENT OF 2014.
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION CONCERNING CLAIMS AND COURT PROCEDURES.
AN 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.
COMMENDING THE NATION OF ISRAEL FOR ITS CORDIAL AND MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL RELATIONSHIP WITH THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND WITH THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
REAFFIRMING 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.
CoSponsor for House
TO 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.
TO REPEAL THE ARKANSAS PREVAILING WAGE LAW AND TO PROVIDE FLEXIBILITY TO CITIES AND COUNTIES FOR CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS.
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.
TO REDUCE THE SALES AND USE TAX ON NATURAL GAS AND ELECTRICITY USED BY MANUFACTURERS AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
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.
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.
TO REAFFIRM AMERICAN LAWS FOR AMERICAN COURTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO 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.
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.
TO CREATE THE MEDICAID PRIMARY CARE CASE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM SHARED-SAVINGS PILOT PROGRAM.
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF LAW CONCERNING ACADEMIC, FISCAL, AND FACILITIES DISTRESS OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING PERSONS EMPLOYED BY THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.

Committees

Committees