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State House 22

1. Abortion: The 1973 Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court abortion decision.
Mickey Gates (Republican)
Oppose
Don Pierce (Republican)
Oppose
2. Marriage: The 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges U.S. Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision.
Mickey Gates (Republican)
Oppose
Don Pierce (Republican)
Oppose
3. Marijuana: Prohibiting the smoking of medical marijuana.
Mickey Gates (Republican)
Support
Don Pierce (Republican)
Undecided
If a patient presents with a medical condition that would benefit from medical marijuana as a last resort, I support that use. I do not promote recreational use of this substance.
4. Conscience: Allowing healthcare professionals to opt out of non-emergency treatments that violate their deeply-held religious, moral, or ethical convictions.
Mickey Gates (Republican)
Support
Don Pierce (Republican)
Support
5. Assisted Suicide: Allowing doctors to prescribe lethal drugs to terminally-ill patients who wish to end their lives.
Mickey Gates (Republican)
Oppose
Don Pierce (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.
Mickey Gates (Republican)
Support
Don Pierce (Republican)
Support
7. Education: Allowing parents to enroll their child in the public school of their choice anywhere in Arkansas.
Mickey Gates (Republican)
Support
Don Pierce (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.
Mickey Gates (Republican)
Support
Don Pierce (Republican)
Undecided
9. Civil Liberties: Amending the Arkansas Civil Rights Act of 1993 to add sexual orientation to the list of protected classes.
Mickey Gates (Republican)
Oppose
Don Pierce (Republican)
Oppose
10. Lottery: Requiring the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery to increase the percentage of proceeds allocated for scholarships to a minimum of 25%.
Mickey Gates (Republican)
Support
Don Pierce (Republican)
Undecided
I trust the committee that is already in place that has the statistics to set this percentage for scholarship.
11. How should Arkansas address our illegal immigrant population?
Mickey Gates (Republican)
Publish names.
Don Pierce (Republican)
I support our immigration laws and we need to continue to look at this legislation for ways to improve the system.
12. How can Arkansas prevent mass shootings?
Mickey Gates (Republican)
Don Pierce (Republican)
We need to continue to work alongside local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies to find ways to prevent these tragedies from continuing. Arkansas schools are implementing safety procedures currently to the best of their ability, but we need to continue to strive to make all schools safe.
13. What specific legislation will you work to enact?
Mickey Gates (Republican)
Don Pierce (Republican)
I want to work to make sure that public school education is a top priority in this state. Schools need to enhance security and mental health services for our students. I also want to help ensure that our state-wide salaries remain competitive to attract quality educators.