Senator Bart Hester (R)

P.O. Box 85, Cave Springs, 72718

Senator Bart Hester (R)
Phone: 479-531-4176
Phone:
District: 1
District:
1
Seniority: 17
Seniority:
17
Occupation: Real Estate and Construction
Occupation:
Real Estate and Construction
Church Affiliation: Baptist
Church Affiliation:
Baptist
Veteran: No
Veteran:
No
Public Service: Senate 2013, 2015, 2017 Majority Whip, Majority Leader 2019
Public Service:
Senate 2013, 2015, 2017 Majority Whip, Majority Leader 2019


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO REQUIRE HOLOCAUST EDUCATION BE TAUGHT IN ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
TO AMEND THE LICENSING OF OPERATORS OF SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITIES; TO AMEND THE LICENSING COMMITTEE; TO ALLOW FOR BIENNIAL LICENSE RENEWAL; AND TO ADDRESS RECIPROCITY IN ARKANSAS.
TO AMEND THE SCHOLARSHIP REQUIREMENTS TO ALLOW CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CERTAIN SCHOLARSHIPS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO CLARIFY THE REGULATION OF PSYCHIATRIC RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT FACILITIES.
TO CLARIFY THE CRIMINAL OFFENSES THAT WOULD CAUSE THE DENIAL, SUSPENSION, OR REVOCATION OF THE LICENSURE OF A MASSAGE THERAPIST.
TO AMEND THE COMPOSITION OF THE ARKANSAS BOARD OF HEARING INSTRUMENT DISPENSERS.
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE SUCCEED SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM.
CoSponsor
TO AMEND THE TELEMEDICINE ACT; AND TO AUTHORIZE ADDITIONAL REIMBURSEMENT FOR TELEMEDICINE VIA TELEPHONE.
TO ESTABLISH SIMON'S LAW; AND TO CLARIFY THE REQUIREMENT FOR PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN CONSENT FOR END-OF-LIFE MEDICAL PROCEDURES FOR MINORS.
TO AMEND THE EXEMPTIONS TO THE REAL ESTATE LICENSE LAW.
TO AMEND THE INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX LAWS; AND TO PROVIDE A COST-OF-LIVING ADJUSTMENT FOR THE STANDARD DEDUCTION.
TO REQUIRE THAT RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS ARE PROTECTED DURING AN EMERGENCY; TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
THE BACK THE BLUE ACT.
TO AMEND THE MINIMUM WAGE ACT OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS; AND TO AMEND THE SECTION REGARDING RELIEF FROM LIABILITY FOR EMPLOYERS THAT IMPACTS PORTIONS OF THE LAW RESULTING FROM INITIATED ACT 5 OF 2018.
TO ALLOW PHARMACISTS TO TREAT CERTAIN HEALTH CONDITIONS; TO MODIFY PHYSICIAN DISPENSING; AND TO ALLOW DELEGATION OF PHYSICIAN DISPENSING.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE ELECTION OF MUNICIPAL OFFICIALS.
CONCERNING VOLUNTARY PRESUMPTIVE SENTENCING STANDARDS OF A PERSON'S CRIMINAL HISTORY SCORE.
TO CREATE A STATE MEAT INSPECTION PROGRAM; TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS MEAT AND MEAT PRODUCTS INSPECTION ACT; TO TRANSFER AUTHORITY OVER MEAT INSPECTION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
CONCERNING THE THEFT OF A POSTAL PACKAGE DELIVERED TO A PERSON'S RESIDENCE AND LEFT WITHIN THE CURTILAGE OF THE RESIDENCE; TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO PROVIDE FOR THE TAX TREATMENT OF CERTAIN LOANS, PAYMENTS, AND EXPENSES RELATED TO CORONAVIRUS 2019 (COVID-19) RELIEF PROGRAMS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE DATES FOR CERTAIN SPECIAL ELECTIONS; AND TO PROMOTE VOTER TURNOUT.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS CHILD ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP AND GRANT ACT.
TO MODIFY THE CURRICULUM OF MASSAGE THERAPY SCHOOLS; AND TO ALLOW REMOTE EDUCATION IN AN ONLINE FORMAT AND IN-PERSON TRAINING WITH A MASTER MASSAGE THERAPIST TO MEET THE CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING LOAD LIMITS FOR A VEHICLE TRANSPORTING CERTAIN RAW MATERIALS AND LOGS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO PROMOTE WORK IN THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.
TO AMEND THE MEDICAID PROVIDER-LED ORGANIZED CARE ACT; AND TO PROHIBIT OWNERSHIP INTEREST IN MORE THAN ONE (1) RISK-BASED PROVIDER ORGANIZATION.
TO CREATE THE EARN AND LEARN ACT OF 2021; AND TO ALLOW INDIVIDUALS TO WORK AND EARN A PAYCHECK WHILE ALSO FULFILLING LICENSING REQUIREMENTS AND GAINING THE SKILLS TO FILL THE NEEDS OF AN EXPANDING WORKFORCE.
THE BACK THE BLUE ACT.
TO RECOGNIZE AND DESIGNATE THE MONTH OF MARCH AS "NATIONAL ATHLETIC TRAINING MONTH" IN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO BE KNOWN AS THE "CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AND BALLOT INITIATIVE REFORM AMENDMENT".
A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT PERMITTING LIMITS ON AWARDS OF PUNITIVE AND NONECONOMIC DAMAGES.
A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO PERMIT LEGISLATIVE ENACTMENT OF RULES OF PLEADING, PRACTICE, PROCEDURE, AND EVIDENCE FOR COURTS.
AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION TO REPEAL THE EXCEPTION TO THE PROHIBITION OF SLAVERY AND INVOLUNTARY SERVITUDE.
TO REMOVE A DRIVER'S LICENSE SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION AS AN AVAILABLE PENALTY FOR OFFENSES NOT RELATED TO DRIVING A MOTOR VEHICLE.
TO EXEMPT UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION BENEFITS FROM INCOME TAX DURING A CERTAIN TIME PERIOD; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
CONCERNING THE DEFENSE OF A PERSON WITH THE USE OF PHYSICAL FORCE OR DEADLY PHYSICAL FORCE.
TO ENSURE THAT BUSINESSES ARE NOT PENALIZED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH FOR THE BEHAVIOR OF THEIR PATRONS OR CUSTOMERS DURING THE CORONAVIRUS 2019 (COVID-19) PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO CREATE THE MEDICAL ETHICS AND DIVERSITY ACT.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING OWNERSHIP AND POSSESSION OF REAL PROPERTY.
TO CREATE THE FAIRNESS IN WOMEN'S SPORTS ACT.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS UNBORN CHILD PROTECTION ACT; TO ABOLISH ABORTION IN ARKANSAS AND PROTECT THE LIVES OF UNBORN CHILDREN; AND TO PROTECT ALL HUMAN LIFE.
A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO PERMIT LEGISLATIVE ENACTMENT OF RULES OF PLEADING, PRACTICE, PROCEDURE, AND EVIDENCE FOR COURTS.
A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT PERMITTING LIMITS ON AWARDS OF PUNITIVE AND NONECONOMIC DAMAGES.
A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO PERMIT LEGISLATIVE ENACTMENT OF RULES OF PLEADING, PRACTICE, PROCEDURE, AND EVIDENCE FOR COURTS.

Committees

Committees