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Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and state voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
March 29, 2021 AR HB 1570 Prohibits Gender Transition-Related Medical Care for Minors Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 7)
March 15, 2021 AR SB 289 Authorizes Denial of Healthcare on the Basis of Religious Principles Bill Passed - House (72 - 20)
March 10, 2021 AR HB 1570 Prohibits Gender Transition-Related Medical Care for Minors Bill Passed - House (70 - 22)
Feb. 10, 2021 AR SB 289 Authorizes Denial of Healthcare on the Basis of Religious Principles Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 6)
Jan. 28, 2021 AR HB 1211 Prohibits the State From Closing Churches During Emergency Declarations Bill Passed - House (75 - 10)
March 27, 2020 AR SB 2 Establishes a COVID-19 Emergency Fund Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 0)
March 20, 2019 AR HB 1251 Expands Procedures that Optometrists May Perform Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 8)
Feb. 14, 2019 AR SB 149 Establishes The Arkansas Human Life Protection Act Bill Passed - House (72 - 20)
Feb. 7, 2019 AR SB 149 Establishes The Arkansas Human Life Protection Act Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 6)
July 2, 2014 AR HB 1003 Limits Eligibility for School Employee Health Insurance Program Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 8)
July 2, 2014 AR HB 1004 Amends the Public School Health Insurance Program Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 6)
March 4, 2014 AR SB 111 2014-2015 Department of Human Services Budget Bill Passed - House (76 - 24)
Feb. 20, 2014 AR SB 111 2014-2015 Department of Human Services Budget Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 8)
April 18, 2013 AR SB 1020 Authorizes Private Purchase of Health Insurance with Federal Funds Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (27 - 5)
April 17, 2013 AR SB 1020 Authorizes Private Purchase of Health Insurance with Federal Funds Bill Passed - House (70 - 23)
April 17, 2013 AR HB 1219 Appropriates Funds for Private Health Insurance Purchases Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 7)
April 16, 2013 AR HB 1219 Appropriates Funds for Private Health Insurance Purchases Bill Passed - House (77 - 23)
April 10, 2013 AR HB 1536 Authorizes Sale of Unpasteurized Whole Milk Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 11)
April 8, 2013 AR SB 38 Requires Drug Testing for Unemployment Benefits Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 5)
April 6, 2013 AR HB 1536 Authorizes Sale of Unpasteurized Whole Milk Bill Passed - House (60 - 19)
March 19, 2013 AR SB 417 Classifies the Death of a Fetus as a Felony in Certain Cases Bill Passed - House (76 - 10)
March 6, 2013 AR SB 134 Prohibits Abortion if Fetal Heartbeat Detected Veto Override Passed - House (56 - 33)
March 5, 2013 AR SB 134 Prohibits Abortion if Fetal Heartbeat Detected Veto Override Passed - Senate (20 - 14)
Feb. 28, 2013 AR SB 134 Prohibits an Abortion if a Fetal Heartbeat is Detected Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (26 - 8)
Feb. 21, 2013 AR SB 134 Prohibits an Abortion if a Fetal Heartbeat is Detected Bill Passed - House (68 - 20)
Feb. 4, 2013 AR HB 1100 Prohibits Abortion Coverage on the State Health Insurance Exchange Bill Passed - House (77 - 15)
Jan. 31, 2013 AR SB 134 Prohibits an Abortion if a Fetal Heartbeat is Detected Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 8)
March 31, 2011 AR HB 1226 2011-2012 State Insurance Department Budget Bill Passed - House (83 - 7)
March 31, 2011 AR HB 1226 2011-2012 State Insurance Department Budget Bill Passed - House (83 - 7)
March 29, 2011 AR HB 1226 2011-2012 State Insurance Department Budget Bill Failed - House (53 - 41)
March 29, 2011 AR HB 1226 2011-2012 State Insurance Department Budget Bill Failed - House (53 - 41)
Jan. 27, 2011 AR SB 113 Prohibit Abortion Health Care Coverage Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 8)
Jan. 27, 2011 AR SB 113 Prohibit Abortion Health Care Coverage Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 8)
March 13, 2009 AR SB 239 Authorization for Unlicensed Assistants to Perform Simple Medical Procedures Bill Passed - House (59 - 29)
March 9, 2009 AR HB 1700 Expanding Eligibility for Children's Health Insurance Program Bill Passed - House (82 - 14)
Feb. 12, 2009 AR HB 1204 Tobacco Tax Increase Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 7)
Feb. 5, 2009 AR HB 1204 Tobacco Tax Increase Bill Passed - House (75 - 24)
Jan. 29, 2007 AR HB 1173 Reversal of the BMI Report Card Requirement Bill Passed - House (71 - 26)
April 6, 2006 AR SB 19 Smoking Ban Bill Passed - House (63 - 32)
Date No. Title Outcome
3/29 HB 1570 Prohibits Gender Transition-Related Medical Care for Minors Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 7)
3/15 SB 289 Authorizes Denial of Healthcare on the Basis of Religious Principles Bill Passed - House (72 - 20)
3/10 HB 1570 Prohibits Gender Transition-Related Medical Care for Minors Bill Passed - House (70 - 22)
2/10 SB 289 Authorizes Denial of Healthcare on the Basis of Religious Principles Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 6)
1/28 HB 1211 Prohibits the State From Closing Churches During Emergency Declarations Bill Passed - House (75 - 10)
3/27 SB 2 Establishes a COVID-19 Emergency Fund Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 0)
3/20 HB 1251 Expands Procedures that Optometrists May Perform Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 8)
2/14 SB 149 Establishes The Arkansas Human Life Protection Act Bill Passed - House (72 - 20)
2/07 SB 149 Establishes The Arkansas Human Life Protection Act Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 6)
7/02 HB 1003 Limits Eligibility for School Employee Health Insurance Program Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 8)
7/02 HB 1004 Amends the Public School Health Insurance Program Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 6)
3/04 SB 111 2014-2015 Department of Human Services Budget Bill Passed - House (76 - 24)
2/20 SB 111 2014-2015 Department of Human Services Budget Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 8)
4/18 SB 1020 Authorizes Private Purchase of Health Insurance with Federal Funds Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (27 - 5)
4/17 SB 1020 Authorizes Private Purchase of Health Insurance with Federal Funds Bill Passed - House (70 - 23)
4/17 HB 1219 Appropriates Funds for Private Health Insurance Purchases Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 7)
4/16 HB 1219 Appropriates Funds for Private Health Insurance Purchases Bill Passed - House (77 - 23)
4/10 HB 1536 Authorizes Sale of Unpasteurized Whole Milk Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 11)
4/08 SB 38 Requires Drug Testing for Unemployment Benefits Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 5)
4/06 HB 1536 Authorizes Sale of Unpasteurized Whole Milk Bill Passed - House (60 - 19)
3/19 SB 417 Classifies the Death of a Fetus as a Felony in Certain Cases Bill Passed - House (76 - 10)
3/06 SB 134 Prohibits Abortion if Fetal Heartbeat Detected Veto Override Passed - House (56 - 33)
3/05 SB 134 Prohibits Abortion if Fetal Heartbeat Detected Veto Override Passed - Senate (20 - 14)
2/28 SB 134 Prohibits an Abortion if a Fetal Heartbeat is Detected Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (26 - 8)
2/21 SB 134 Prohibits an Abortion if a Fetal Heartbeat is Detected Bill Passed - House (68 - 20)
2/04 HB 1100 Prohibits Abortion Coverage on the State Health Insurance Exchange Bill Passed - House (77 - 15)
1/31 SB 134 Prohibits an Abortion if a Fetal Heartbeat is Detected Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 8)
3/31 HB 1226 2011-2012 State Insurance Department Budget Bill Passed - House (83 - 7)
3/31 HB 1226 2011-2012 State Insurance Department Budget Bill Passed - House (83 - 7)
3/29 HB 1226 2011-2012 State Insurance Department Budget Bill Failed - House (53 - 41)
3/29 HB 1226 2011-2012 State Insurance Department Budget Bill Failed - House (53 - 41)
1/27 SB 113 Prohibit Abortion Health Care Coverage Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 8)
1/27 SB 113 Prohibit Abortion Health Care Coverage Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 8)
3/13 SB 239 Authorization for Unlicensed Assistants to Perform Simple Medical Procedures Bill Passed - House (59 - 29)
3/09 HB 1700 Expanding Eligibility for Children's Health Insurance Program Bill Passed - House (82 - 14)
2/12 HB 1204 Tobacco Tax Increase Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 7)
2/05 HB 1204 Tobacco Tax Increase Bill Passed - House (75 - 24)
1/29 HB 1173 Reversal of the BMI Report Card Requirement Bill Passed - House (71 - 26)
4/06 SB 19 Smoking Ban Bill Passed - House (63 - 32)

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