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State House 63

1. Abortion: The 1973 Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court abortion decision.
Stu Smith (Republican)
Oppose
2. Marriage: The 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges U.S. Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision.
Stu Smith (Republican)
Oppose
3. Marijuana: Prohibiting the smoking of medical marijuana.
Stu Smith (Republican)
Undecided
4. Conscience: Allowing healthcare professionals to opt out of non-emergency treatments that violate their deeply-held religious, moral, or ethical convictions.
Stu Smith (Republican)
Support
5. Assisted Suicide: Allowing doctors to prescribe lethal drugs to terminally-ill patients who wish to end their lives.
Stu Smith (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.
Stu Smith (Republican)
Support
7. Education: Allowing parents to enroll their child in the public school of their choice anywhere in Arkansas.
Stu Smith (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.
Stu Smith (Republican)
Undecided
9. Civil Liberties: Amending the Arkansas Civil Rights Act of 1993 to add sexual orientation to the list of protected classes.
Stu Smith (Republican)
Oppose
10. Lottery: Requiring the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery to increase the percentage of proceeds allocated for scholarships to a minimum of 25%.
Stu Smith (Republican)
Support
11. How should Arkansas address our illegal immigrant population?
Stu Smith (Republican)
Enforce current Laws. Create paths to citizenship for young immigrants.
12. How can Arkansas prevent mass shootings?
Stu Smith (Republican)
In Schools, allow trained members of the faculty to carry a weapon in order to protect their students. This would require extensive, yearly in-service training. Only a selected few would be allowed to carry a weapon. I also believe that the early detection of mental health issues and programs that produce positive results in helping these citizens should be of great importance.
13. What specific legislation will you work to enact?
Stu Smith (Republican)
There are several issues that concern me. At the top is our continual problem with drug abuse. As an educator for the past 36 years, I have seen what it is doing to our students and to our society. Family Values and Church Families are so important in helping to slow down this ever growing problem.