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State House 4

1. Abortion: The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2022 Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization abortion decision.
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Jason Nazarenko (Republican)
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I oppose the taking of the life of a baby- regardless of the age (life starts at conception).
2. Abortion: Arkansas' current law that prohibits abortion except to save the life of the mother in a medical emergency.
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Although I do believe abortion should never be used as a form of birth control. I do feel the laws need to take in consideration for rape, incest, and any abnormalities to the unborn child that may make it impossible for the baby to be viable and be able to live outside of the womb. Unfortunately in some circumstances, this is not a black and white issue when faced with issues mentioned above. In those horrendous situations, I feel the decision needs to be between the doctor, the woman, her family and God.
Jason Nazarenko (Republican)
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I oppose the taking of the life of a baby- regardless of the circumstance.
3. Education: The 2023 LEARNS Act passed by the Arkansas Legislature that makes comprehensive changes to Arkansas' education laws.
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Jason Nazarenko (Republican)
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There are many good details to the LEARNS Act that can be extremely beneficial for the education of our future generation. I do understand there are going to be challenges that will need to be addressed as we move forward with implementing these changes. Our public education system does a great job, overall, especially with the many challenges that they face.
4. Marijuana: Legalizing recreational marijuana.
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Jason Nazarenko (Republican)
Oppose
If we look at what the legalization of marijuana has done to other areas, we can see what we do not want to become.
5. Guns: Banning firearms that are commonly known as "assault weapons."
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Jason Nazarenko (Republican)
Oppose
Every qualifying citizen has the legal right to keep and bear arms which shall not be infringed. Banning any certain type of weapon, only removes it from the law abiding citizen.
6. Gender-Identity: Prohibiting minors from receiving puberty blockers, hormones, or surgery for the purpose of gender transition.
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Jason Nazarenko (Republican)
Support
Minors are not capable of making this kind of decision at this age.
7. COVID-19: Allowing state government to close private businesses during a health emergency.
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Jason Nazarenko (Republican)
Oppose
A business, following the rules set aside by the state, has the ability to put practices in place to keep patrons that choose to utilize their services in a safe manner, and should not be shut down, whether they are deemed essential or not.
8. Nursing Homes: Letting nursing home residents voluntarily place cameras in their own rooms to enable their family members to see and hear them.
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Jason Nazarenko (Republican)
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I can understand the desire for immediate family members to ensure their family members which are in healthcare facilities are being cared for properly.

If the cameras are set up in a way that do not infringe on any other resident’s rights and allows immediate family members the peace of mind they desire, I am not aware of any issues that this could cause.
9. Freedom of Information: Further amending the Freedom of Information Act to prevent disclosure of deliberative documents such as government memos and letters, as discussed in the special legislative session of 2023.
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Jason Nazarenko (Republican)
Oppose
I support full transparency but not at the cost of the safety of any government employee. Understanding that tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) that get into the wrong hands could lead to a safety concern for officials and their family members should always be considered when disclosing information.