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1. Abortion: The 1973 Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court abortion decision.
Bruce Coleman (Republican)
Oppose
2. Marriage: The 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges U.S. Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision.
Bruce Coleman (Republican)
Oppose
3. Marijuana: Prohibiting the smoking of medical marijuana.
Bruce Coleman (Republican)
Support
4. Conscience: Allowing healthcare professionals to opt out of non-emergency treatments that violate their deeply-held religious, moral, or ethical convictions.
Bruce Coleman (Republican)
Support
5. Assisted Suicide: Allowing doctors to prescribe lethal drugs to terminally-ill patients who wish to end their lives.
Bruce Coleman (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.
Bruce Coleman (Republican)
Support
7. Education: Allowing parents to enroll their child in the public school of their choice anywhere in Arkansas.
Bruce Coleman (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.
Bruce Coleman (Republican)
Oppose
While I support tort reform and limitations on monetary damages, there may be circumstances where $500,000 limit is not adequate
9. Civil Liberties: Amending the Arkansas Civil Rights Act of 1993 to add sexual orientation to the list of protected classes.
Bruce Coleman (Republican)
Oppose
10. Lottery: Requiring the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery to increase the percentage of proceeds allocated for scholarships to a minimum of 25%.
Bruce Coleman (Republican)
Undecided
11. How should Arkansas address our illegal immigrant population?
Bruce Coleman (Republican)
Arkansas should assist the Federal Government in dealing with all illegal immigrants.
Arkansas should provide election integrity and security to ensure that only Arkansas Citizens are able to participate in our election process.
All Arkansas law enforcement should provide information and assistance regarding suspected illegal immigrants arrested for any and all crime to ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement). NO Sanctuary Areas or Action!
12. How can Arkansas prevent mass shootings?
Bruce Coleman (Republican)
Require security in areas where people congregate and individuals are prohibited from providing their own protection via concealed carry.
Limited Access and increased security where groups come together; i.e. Schools, Churches.
Provide and utilize Crisis Centers for persons who have mental problems with greater assessment through trained law enforcement. Allow the Medical community to provide individual awareness of mental problems to law enforcement and document it so that it is available to law enforcement as a precautionary measure.
Increase education in awareness of our surroundings.
13. What specific legislation will you work to enact?
Bruce Coleman (Republican)
Legislation to provide better access to health care in rural areas.
Improved voting equipment and accessibility.
Reducing regulations that do not compromise public safety.
Economic Development and Accessibility to greater Education/training in areas where skilled workers are needed.
Adequacy for funds for Public Retirement Systems.