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State House 93

1. Abortion: The 1973 Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court abortion decision.
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Jim Dotson (Republican)
Oppose
I am Pro-Life. Life begins at the moment of conception and should be protected by our laws from that time on. I have been an advocate for the Pro-Life cause and am proud to have sponsored several Pro-Life bills each session I have been in office. A few notable bills that have become law since I have been in office:
The Pain-Capable Child Protection Act (Banning abortions past 20 weeks of pregnancy once a baby can feel pain.)
The Arkansas Human Heartbeat Protection Act (Banning abortion after 12 weeks once a heartbeat is detected.)
And the Arkansas Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act (Bans the brutal act of dismemberment abortions, where the death of an unborn child is caused by cutting or tearing off portions of the unborn child’s body and removing them from the uterus one piece at a time.)
Over the last few years Arkansas has moved up to become the 2nd most Pro-Life State in America and I will work to continue that momentum.
2. Marriage: The 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges U.S. Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision.
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Jim Dotson (Republican)
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Marriage should be between one man and one woman.
3. Marijuana: Prohibiting the smoking of medical marijuana.
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Jim Dotson (Republican)
Support
Smoking of all marijuana should be prohibited.
4. Conscience: Allowing healthcare professionals to opt out of non-emergency treatments that violate their deeply-held religious, moral, or ethical convictions.
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Jim Dotson (Republican)
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5. Assisted Suicide: Allowing doctors to prescribe lethal drugs to terminally-ill patients who wish to end their lives.
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Jim Dotson (Republican)
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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.
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Jim Dotson (Republican)
Support
7. Education: Allowing parents to enroll their child in the public school of their choice anywhere in Arkansas.
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Jim Dotson (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.
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Jim Dotson (Republican)
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9. Civil Liberties: Amending the Arkansas Civil Rights Act of 1993 to add sexual orientation to the list of protected classes.
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Jim Dotson (Republican)
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10. Lottery: Requiring the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery to increase the percentage of proceeds allocated for scholarships to a minimum of 25%.
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Jim Dotson (Republican)
Support
11. How should Arkansas address our illegal immigrant population?
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Jim Dotson (Republican)
We must be a partner with the Federal government in enforcing the existing laws on the books.
12. How can Arkansas prevent mass shootings?
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Jim Dotson (Republican)
By increasing enforcement of existing background check laws, helping those with mental illness to get the help they need, increasing school security measures and further enabling people the means to defend themselves.
13. What specific legislation will you work to enact?
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Jim Dotson (Republican)
1. Arkansas is the number 2 Pro-Life state in the country, I would like for us to be number 1.
2. Reducing concealed carry fees.
3. School choice, empowering parents with the economic ability to customize an education that meets the specific needs of their individual student.
4. Reducing the state tax burden and governmental red tape on individuals and businesses to make AR the most competitive place to live and work.