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State House 64

1. Abortion: The 1973 Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court abortion decision.
John Payton (Republican)
Oppose
2. Marriage: The 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges U.S. Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision.
John Payton (Republican)
Oppose
3. Marijuana: Prohibiting the smoking of medical marijuana.
John Payton (Republican)
Undecided
This depends on the definition of "medical marijuana". I would only support if very narrowly defined.
4. Conscience: Allowing healthcare professionals to opt out of non-emergency treatments that violate their deeply-held religious, moral, or ethical convictions.
John Payton (Republican)
Support
5. Assisted Suicide: Allowing doctors to prescribe lethal drugs to terminally-ill patients who wish to end their lives.
John Payton (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.
John Payton (Republican)
Support
7. Education: Allowing parents to enroll their child in the public school of their choice anywhere in Arkansas.
John Payton (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.
John Payton (Republican)
Undecided
I think the limit should be higher.
9. Civil Liberties: Amending the Arkansas Civil Rights Act of 1993 to add sexual orientation to the list of protected classes.
John Payton (Republican)
Oppose
10. Lottery: Requiring the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery to increase the percentage of proceeds allocated for scholarships to a minimum of 25%.
John Payton (Republican)
Undecided
11. How should Arkansas address our illegal immigrant population?
John Payton (Republican)
By allowing federal immigration officials to do their job.
12. How can Arkansas prevent mass shootings?
John Payton (Republican)
By protecting a citizen's right to protect themselves and encouraging/supporting a societal shift back to morality.
13. What specific legislation will you work to enact?
John Payton (Republican)
Candidate did not answer the question.