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The chart below lists every piece of 2019 legislation mentioned in a survey of 48 candidates who are running against incumbent lawmakers in the House and Senate.

The candidates were asked what votes, if any, their opponents cast that they disagreed with.

Bills that became laws are listed by their act number. Also listed are bills that weren't passed, and House and Senate resolutions.

Legislation cited by multiple candidates. (The number at the end of each issue shows the number of candidates who indicated that they disagreed with their opponents' stance on that legislation):

Act 182 (high-income tax cut)..................9

House Bill 1752 (minimum-wage exemptions)..............................................6

Act 416 (fuel tax increase).......................6

Act 719 (Medicaid appropriation).............5

House Joint Resolution 1018 (half-cent sales tax extension)..................................4

Act 660 (cellphone fees increase)...........3

HB1655 (gun ban for misdemeanor domestic abusers)....................................3

Act 974 (SNAP work requirement)...........3

HB1743 (SNAP junk food ban)................2

Act 827 (Succeed Scholarship study).....2

Legislation cited by a single candidate:

Act 166 (increase penalty for passing a school bus)

Act 170 (teacher pay raise)

Act 180 (abortion ban)

Act 288 (allow traffic stops for using cellphones in school zones)

Act 463 (banning sex offenders from Halloween activities)

Act 579 (expand practice of optometry)

Act 621 (banning sex offenders from recording children)

Act 640 (school expulsion policy changes)

Act 844 (in-state tuition for DACA students)

Act 899 (emergency management funding)

Act 1016 (teaching the Bible as an elective)

HB1929 (make Arkansas Works fee-for-service)

HB1955 (workers' compensation changes)

Senate Bill 195 (to build a Capitol parking garage)

SB349 (school funding)

SB484 (stand-your-ground)

House Concurrent Resolution 1010 (recognizing child abuse as public health problem)

HJR1008 (changes to initiative and constitutional amendment process)

HJR1009 (eliminate personal property tax)

Senate Joint Resolution 3 (calling for U.S. Constitutional Convention)

SJR15 (terms limits)

-- John Moritz

SundayMonday on 01/05/2020

Print Headline: Some '19 legislation '20 campaign fodder

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