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1. Abortion: The 1973 Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court abortion decision.
Ollie Collins (Democrat)

The Constitution of the United States protects a pregnant woman's liberty to choose to have an abortion without excessive government restriction.
Joey Carr (Republican)
Oppose
2. COVID: Letting private businesses terminate employees who are not vaccinated against COVID-19.
Ollie Collins (Democrat)

Generally, your employer may require you to come to work during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, some government emergency orders may affect which businesses can remain open during the pandemic. Under federal law, you are entitled to a safe workplace. Your employer must provide a safe and healthful workplace
Joey Carr (Republican)
Oppose
3. Marijuana: Legalizing recreational marijuana in Arkansas.
Ollie Collins (Democrat)

The proposed recreational marijuana amendments are the Arkansas Marijuana Amendment of 2022, which would allow for a number of cannabis businesses proportional to the state's population, and the Arkansas Recreational Marijuana Amendment, which would not put a cap on the number of cannabis businesses in the state. Equity is a focal point of any broader legislation.
Joey Carr (Republican)
Oppose
4. Education: Allowing public funds allocated for the education of a child to be used to pay for an education at any school the parent chooses.
Ollie Collins (Democrat)

Public funding should be only used for public schools.
Joey Carr (Republican)
Support
5. Critical Race Theory: Withholding state funds from any public school that promotes critical race theory.
Ollie Collins (Democrat)

Funds should not be withheld.
Joey Carr (Republican)
Support
The Arkansas Dept. of Education sets the frameworks by which curriculums are based.
6. Elections: Requiring absentee ballots to be notarized in order to be counted in an election.
Ollie Collins (Democrat)

Under the penalty of perjury by a voter is adequate for submitting an absentee ballot by mail.
Joey Carr (Republican)
Undecided
7. Privacy: Requiring individuals to use the changing room, restroom, or shower of their biological sex on government property—such as public schools, state parks, and government buildings.
Ollie Collins (Democrat)

Post a sign if they allow transgender individuals to use a restroom, locker room, or changing room associated with their gender identity.
Joey Carr (Republican)
Support
8. Nursing Homes: Allowing family members to place a “granny camera” in the room of a nursing home resident for monitoring and visiting purposes.
Ollie Collins (Democrat)

Families that suspect abuse or neglect can keep an eye on caregivers. Being able to observe care from afar can give family members peace of mind that their loved one is being well taken care of. It can also serve as evidence if abuse is found.
Joey Carr (Republican)
Support
9. Marriage: Making it more difficult to obtain a divorce by eliminating general indignities as grounds for divorce.
Ollie Collins (Democrat)

We should strive to regulate divorce so as to honor God's law, seek for the peace of the gospel, work for the grace of reconciliation and forgiveness, protect the innocent party from undue harm, and, when necessary, to dissolve the marriage in an orderly manner.
Joey Carr (Republican)
Undecided