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State Senate 33

1. Abortion: The 1973 Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court abortion decision.
Kim Hammer (Republican)
Oppose
2. Marriage: The 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges U.S. Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision.
Kim Hammer (Republican)
Oppose
3. Marijuana: Prohibiting the smoking of medical marijuana.
Kim Hammer (Republican)
Undecided
4. Conscience: Allowing healthcare professionals to opt out of non-emergency treatments that violate their deeply-held religious, moral, or ethical convictions.
Kim Hammer (Republican)
Support
5. Assisted Suicide: Allowing doctors to prescribe lethal drugs to terminally-ill patients who wish to end their lives.
Kim Hammer (Republican)
Oppose
6. Privacy: Requiring individuals who choose to use changing facilities, locker rooms, restrooms, and showers in public schools, colleges, and government buildings to use the facility designated for their biological sex.
Kim Hammer (Republican)
Support
7. Education: Allowing parents to enroll their child in the public school of their choice anywhere in Arkansas.
Kim Hammer (Republican)
Support
8. Tort Lawsuits: Limiting noneconomic damages awarded in lawsuits to $500,000 or less in cases of severe injury or death caused by negligence or misconduct.
Kim Hammer (Republican)
Undecided
9. Civil Liberties: Amending the Arkansas Civil Rights Act of 1993 to add sexual orientation to the list of protected classes.
Kim Hammer (Republican)
Oppose
10. Lottery: Requiring the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery to increase the percentage of proceeds allocated for scholarships to a minimum of 25%.
Kim Hammer (Republican)
Support
11. How should Arkansas address our illegal immigrant population?
Kim Hammer (Republican)
This is a federal matter so the best thing we can do is assist our federal agencies as directed. In addition, communicate with our federal delegation that it is our expectation that the current laws on immigration be enforced by federal agents working in cooperation with local law enforcement. This would include giving full financial resources to enforcing agencies so that they can do their job. I am not opposed to sending our National Guard to the border to do our part as a state in securing our borders until a wall is built.
12. How can Arkansas prevent mass shootings?
Kim Hammer (Republican)
I do not believe this is the right question to be asking. I believe the better question is what we should do if and when a mass shooting occurs. It is not a question of if but when a mass shooting will occur.
i. Continue to defend our legal citizen’s right to own a gun under the 2nd amendment.
ii. Equip and train citizens who would be willing to stand as the first line of defense in their school, place of employment, or other places of public gathering. This would include allowing them to carry.
iii. Create greater protection from civil and legal action if a legally armed citizen defends him or herself from a person who is seeking to harm others.
iv. Bring back gun safety classes in school to teach kids the proper use and historical background of guns.
v. Reduce barriers for a quick and speedy process to exercise capital punishment on those who commit crimes of violence.
13. What specific legislation will you work to enact?
Kim Hammer (Republican)
Two primary areas are:
I. Strengthen our financial condition by improving our bond rating.
II. Open up opportunities to access to health care.
Others to be announced but are under development.