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State House 55

1. Abortion: The 1973 Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court abortion decision.
Monte Hodges (Democrat)
Support
I support the constitution! This decision was based on privacy if I can recall.
Gary Tobar (Republican)
Oppose
2. Marriage: The 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges U.S. Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision.
Monte Hodges (Democrat)
Support
I support the rights of all American based on the constitution.
Gary Tobar (Republican)
Oppose
3. Marijuana: Prohibiting the smoking of medical marijuana.
Monte Hodges (Democrat)
Oppose
according to Arkansas Law Arkansas who meet the requirement according the department of health standards sick Arkansans who are provided relief by municipal marijuana I stand in support of.
Gary Tobar (Republican)
Oppose
4. Conscience: Allowing healthcare professionals to opt out of non-emergency treatments that violate their deeply-held religious, moral, or ethical convictions.
Monte Hodges (Democrat)
Oppose
They take Hippocratic oath. Decision with healthcare should not be based on my personal moral belief.
Gary Tobar (Republican)
Oppose
5. Assisted Suicide: Allowing doctors to prescribe lethal drugs to terminally-ill patients who wish to end their lives.
Monte Hodges (Democrat)
Oppose
Gary Tobar (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.
Monte Hodges (Democrat)
Oppose
They should use a private area.
Gary Tobar (Republican)
Oppose
7. Education: Allowing parents to enroll their child in the public school of their choice anywhere in Arkansas.
Monte Hodges (Democrat)
Undecided
I believe in neighborhood schools, but unsure of this question.
Gary Tobar (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.
Monte Hodges (Democrat)
Oppose
There should not be a limit put on human life or their quality of life.
Gary Tobar (Republican)
Oppose
9. Civil Liberties: Amending the Arkansas Civil Rights Act of 1993 to add sexual orientation to the list of protected classes.
Monte Hodges (Democrat)
Oppose
Gary Tobar (Republican)
Oppose
10. Lottery: Requiring the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery to increase the percentage of proceeds allocated for scholarships to a minimum of 25%.
Monte Hodges (Democrat)
Oppose
If we make it mandatory to 25% it would cause the state to have to cut the amount of sales you have; which reducing amount you have for scholarships. the end results will be the lose of sales.
Gary Tobar (Republican)
Support
11. How should Arkansas address our illegal immigrant population?
Monte Hodges (Democrat)
This is a federal issue.
Gary Tobar (Republican)
I support the stand and views of our present Govt.
12. How can Arkansas prevent mass shootings?
Monte Hodges (Democrat)
Limiting access to automatic weapons and strengthen security measures in public places. Strengthen gun laws when it comes to those who are mentally ill.
Gary Tobar (Republican)
Arkanas can prevent mass shootings by continuing making stiffer penalty of the crime.
13. What specific legislation will you work to enact?
Monte Hodges (Democrat)
Prison reform legislation that will not only help our recidivism rate, but our high rate of incarceration in the State of Arkansas all together.
Gary Tobar (Republican)
Lowering crime
Lowering taxes
Increasing Growth and Development