Election Contests and Ballot Measures

November 8, 2016 Arkansas General Election

Arkansas

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US President & Vice President (Arkansas)
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Jill E. Stein - G
Websitewww.jill2016.com
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Ajamu Baraka - G
Websitewww.ajamubaraka.com
Hillary Clinton - D
Websitewww.hillaryclinton.com
70
Timothy M. Kaine - D
Websitewww.kaineforva.com
59
Donald Trump - R
Websitewww.donaldjtrump.com
71
Mike Pence - R
Websitewww.mikepence.com
58
Gary Johnson - L
Websitegaryjohnson2016.com
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William F. "Bill" Weld - L
Darrell Castle - CON
Scott N. Bradley - CON
Websitewww.scottbradleyforsenate.com/
Lynn Kahn - I
Websitewww.vote4lynn2016.com
Kathleen Monahan - I
Evan McMullin
Websitewww.evanmcmullin.com
Nathan Johnson
Jim Hedges - I
Websitewww.hedgesandbayes2016.org
Bill Bayes - I
Websitewww.hedgesandbayes2016.org
US Senate
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John Boozman - R
Websitewww.boozmanforarkansas.com
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Conner Eldridge - D
Websiteconnerforarkansas.com
Frank Gilbert - L
Websitewww.frankgilbertforsenate.com
US House of Representatives
U.S. Congress District 01
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Rick Crawford - R
Websitewww.meetrickcrawford.com
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Mark West - L
Websitewww.markwestforcongress.com/#
U.S. Congress District 02
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Dianne Curry - D
Chris Hayes - L
J. French Hill - R
Charles Neely
Mathew Wescott
U.S. Congress District 03
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Steve Isaacson - L
Websitewww.isaacsonforcongress.com
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Steve A. Womack - R
Websitewww.womackforcongress.com
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U.S. Congress District 04
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Kerry Hicks - L
Bruce Westerman - R
Websitewww.brucewesterman.com
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Arkansas Statewide Offices
State Supreme Court Associate Justice Position 1
State Supreme Court Associate Justice Position 5
Arkansas Senate
State Senator District 1
Bart Hester - R
Websitewww.barthester.com
State Senator District 2
Jim Paul Hendren - R
Websitewww.hendrenforsenate.com
State Senator District 7
State Senator District 11
Jimmy Hickey, Jr. - R
Websitewww.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2013/2013R/Pages/MemberProfile.aspx?member=Hickey
State Senator District 12
Bruce Maloch - D
Websitebrucemaloch.com
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State Senator District 13
Alan Clark - R
Websitewww.alanclarklistens.com
State Senator District 16
State Senator District 21
John R. Cooper - R
Websitewww.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2013/2013R/Pages/MemberProfile.aspx?member=J.%20Cooper
State Senator District 22
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David Burnett - D
Websitewww.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2011/2011R/Pages/MemberProfile.aspx?member=Burnett
Dave Wallace - R
Websitewww.dave4arkansas.com
State Senator District 23
State Senator District 25
Stephanie Flowers - D
Websitestephanieflowersstatesenate.com
State Senator District 26
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Eddie L. Cheatham - D
Websitewww.arkansashouse.org/member/187/eddie-l-cheatham
Elvis D. Presley
State Senator District 27
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Trent C. Garner - R
Bobby J. Pierce - D
Websitewww.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2013/Member%20Profiles/Senator%20Pierce%20-%20Senate%20Bio.pdf
State Senator District 28
Jonathan Dismang - R
Websitewww.jonathandismang.com
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State Senator District 29
Eddie Joe Williams - R
Websitewww.goeddiejoe.com
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State Senator District 32
State Senator District 34
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Jane English - R
Websitewww.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2013/2013R/Pages/MemberProfile.aspx?member=J.%20English
Joe Woodson - D
Arkansas House
State Representative District 1
State Representative District 2
Lane Jean - R
Websitewww.arkansashouse.org/member/272/lane-jean
State Representative District 3
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James Brent Talley - D
Websitewww.arkansashouse.org/member/306/brent-talley
Danny Watson - R
Websitewww.democracy.com/danny4staterepresentative/default.aspx
Cecil Anderson - L
Websitececilandersonlp.wixsite.com/home
State Representative District 4
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Fonda Hawthorne - D
Websitefondahawthorne.com
DeAnn Vaught - R
Websitewww.arkansashouse.org/member/388/DeAnn-Vaught
State Representative District 5
David Fielding - D
Websitewww.arkansashouse.org/member/266/david-fielding
State Representative District 6
Matthew Shepherd - R
Websitematthewshepherd.org
State Representative District 7
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Sonia Eubanks Barker - R
Floyd M. Thomas, Jr. - D
Glenn Glover - I
State Representative District 8
Jeff R. Wardlaw - D
State Representative District 9
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Jim A. Hall - R
Websitehall4house9.nationbuilder.com
Sheilla E. Lampkin - D
Websitewww.sheillalampkin.com
State Representative District 10
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Dorothy Hall - D
Websitewww.electdorothyhall.com
Mike Holcomb - D
Websitewww.arkansashouse.org/member/323/mike-holcomb
State Representative District 11
Mark D. McElroy - D
Websitewww.arkansashouse.org/member/308/mark-d-mcelroy
State Representative District 12 (shares Boundary With 13 & 14)
Chris Richey - D
Websitewww.arkansashouse.org/member/324/chris-richey
State Representative District 13 (shares Boundary With 12 & 14)
David Hillman - D
Websitewww.arkansashouse.org/member/330/david-hillman
State Representative District 14 (shares Boundary With 12 & 13)
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Camille Williams Bennett - D
Roger D. Lynch - R
State Representative District 15
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Ken Bragg - R
Websitewww.arkansashouse.org/member/340/ken-bragg
Darby Wayne Willems - L
State Representative District 16
Kenneth B. Ferguson - D
Websitewww.kenfergusondistrict16.com
State Representative District 17
State Representative District 18
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Richard Bright - D
Websitearkdemsdev.org/2016/01/12/richard-bright-arkansas-house-of-representatives-district-18
Richard Womack - R
Websiterichardwomack.com
State Representative District 19
Justin Gonzales - R
Websitewww.justinrgonzales.com
State Representative District 20
State Representative District 21
State Representative District 22
Mickey Gates - R
Websitewww.mickeygates.com
State Representative District 23
State Representative District 24
Bruce Cozart - R
Websitewww.arkansashouse.org/member/300/bruce-cozart
State Representative District 25
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Jerome M. Rephan - D
Leslie Allen Warren - R
State Representative District 26
Laurie Rushing - R
Websitewww.rushingforrep.com
State Representative District 27
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Melissa A. Fults - D
Websitewww.melissafults.com
Andy Mayberry - R
Websitewww.arkansashouse.org/member/280/andy-mayberry
State Representative District 28
Kim David Hammer - R
Websitewww.hammer4house.com
State Representative District 29
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Fred Love - D
Websitewww.fredricklove2010.com
Glen Schwarz - L
State Representative District 30
State Representative District 31
Andy Davis - R
Websitedavisforstaterep.com
State Representative District 32
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Susan Inman - D
Websitewww.susaninmanforarkansas.com
James J. Sorvillo - R
Websitewww.sorvillo4senate.com
State Representative District 33 (shares Boundary With 34)
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Warwick Sabin - D
Michael Williams - L
State Representative District 34 (shares Boundary With 33)
John W. Walker - D
Websitewww.arkansashouse.org/member/294/john-w-walker
State Representative District 35
Clarke Tucker - D
Websitewww.clarketucker.com
State Representative District 36
State Representative District 37
Eddie L. Armstrong, III - D
Websiteeddiearmstrong.com
State Representative District 38
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Victoria Leigh - D
Websiteteamvictorialeigh.com
Carlton Wing - R
Websitewww.carltonwing.com
State Representative District 39
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Mark D. Lowery - R
Websitewww.arkansashouse.org/member/302/mark-lowery
William F. Rahn - D
State Representative District 40
State Representative District 41
Karilyn B. Brown - R
Websitekarilynbrown.com
State Representative District 42
State Representative District 43
State Representative District 44
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Joe Farrer - R
Websitewww.arkansashouse.org/member/331/joe-farrer
Garry Baker - L
Websitegarrybakerrep44.wordpress.com
State Representative District 45
Jeremy Gillam - R
Websitewww.arkansashouse.org/member/267/jeremy-gillam
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State Representative District 46
State Representative District 47
Michael John Gray - D
Websitemichaeljohngray.com
State Representative District 48
Reginald Murdock - D
Websitewww.arkansashouse.org/member/283/reginald-murdock
State Representative District 49
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Steve Hollowell - R
Marshall Wright - D
Websitewww.arkansashouse.org/member/299/marshall-wright
State Representative District 50
State Representative District 51
Deborah Ferguson - D
Websitewww.arkansashouse.org/member/326/deborah-ferguson
State Representative District 52
State Representative District 53
State Representative District 54
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Johnny Rye - R
William Hunter Williams, Jr. - D
State Representative District 55
Monte Hodges - D
Websiteteamhodges2012.org
State Representative District 56
State Representative District 57
State Representative District 58
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Nathan Cooper Looney - D
Brandt Smith - R
State Representative District 59
State Representative District 60
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Frances Cavenaugh - R
James Ratliff - D
Websitewww.arkansashouse.org/member/286/james-ratliff
State Representative District 61
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Scott Baltz - D
Websitewww.arkansashouse.org/member/319/scott-baltz
Clifford Marshall Davis - R
Christopher A. Olson - L
Websitelpar.org/elections/2014-candidates/christopher-olson
State Representative District 62
Michelle Gray - R
Websitewww.michellegray.us/home.html
State Representative District 63
James Sturch - R
Websitewww.jamessturch.com
State Representative District 64
John Russell Payton - R
Websitepaytonforthepeople.us
State Representative District 65
State Representative District 66
Josh Miller - R
Websitewww.joshuamiller.org
State Representative District 67
Stephen Meeks - R
Websitestephenmeeks.org
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State Representative District 68
Trevor Drown - R
Websitedrownforsenate.com
State Representative District 69
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George W. Overbey, Jr. - D
Aaron Pilkington - R
Websitewww.pilkingtonforar.com/#cover
State Representative District 70
David Meeks - R
Websitewww.whoisdavidmeeks.com
State Representative District 71
Kenneth L. Henderson - R
Websitewww.arkansashouse.org/member/367/Ken-Henderson
State Representative District 72
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Stephen Magie - D
Shannon L. Taylor - R
Websitewww.shannontaylorforarkansas.com
State Representative District 73
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Mary Bentley - R
Lesa Wolfe Crowell - D
State Representative District 74
Jon Scott Eubanks - R
State Representative District 75
Charlotte Vining Douglas - R
Websitewww.douglasforarkansas.us
State Representative District 76
Mathew W. Pitsch - R
Websitewww.matpitsch.com
State Representative District 77
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Justin Boyd - R
Stephen Edwards - L
Websitewww.stephenedwards2016.com
State Representative District 78
George B. McGill - D
Websitewww.arkansashouse.org/member/598/george-b-mcgill
State Representative District 79
Gary Deffenbaugh - R
Websitewww.arkansashouse.org/member/263/gary-deffenbaugh
State Representative District 80
Charlene Fite - R
Websitewww.arkansashouse.org/member/311/charlene-fite
State Representative District 81
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Bruce Coleman - R
Websitewww.brucecolemanforarkansas.com
Susan K. McGaughey - D
State Representative District 82
Bill Gossage - R
State Representative District 83
David L. Branscum - R
Websitewww.arkansashouse.org/member/259/david-l-branscum
State Representative District 84
Charlie Collins - R
Websitewww.votecharliecollins.com
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State Representative District 85
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Dwight Gonzales - R
Websitewww.dwightgonzales.com/about.html
David Whitaker - D
Websitewww.whitakerfor85.com
State Representative District 86 (shares Boundary With 87)
Greg Leding - D
Websitegregleding.com
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State Representative District 87 (shares Boundary With 86)
Robin Lundstrum - R
Websitewww.lundstrum4arkansas.com
State Representative District 88
State Representative District 89
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Irvin Camacho - D
Websitewww.irvincamacho.com
Jeff Williams - R
Websitewww.williamsforarkansas.com
State Representative District 90
Jana Della Rosa - R
Websitedellarosa4arkansas.com
State Representative District 91
Dan M. Douglas - R
Websitewww.arkansashouse.org/member/334/dan-m-douglas
State Representative District 92
State Representative District 93
State Representative District 94
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Grimsley Graham - D
Websitewww.grimsleygraham.com
Rebecca Petty - R
Websitewww.rebeccapetty.com
State Representative District 95
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Austin McCollum - R
Websitewww.mccollumforarkansas.com
Grant Brand - L
State Representative District 96
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Grant Hodges - R
Websitewww.granthodges.com
Michael J. Kalagias - L
Websitekalagiasforar96.vpweb.com
State Representative District 97
Bob Ballinger - R
Websitewww.bobballinger.com
State Representative District 98
Ron McNair - R
Websitewww.arkansashouse.org/member/375/Ron-McNair
State Representative District 99
State Representative District 100
Referendums and Ballot Measures
Issue No. 1 - Terms, Election, and Eligibility of Elected Officials
Proposing An Amendment To The Arkansas Constitution Concerning Elected Officials; Providing For Terms Of Office For Certain County Officials For Four (4) Years; Providing That Certain County Officers Shall Not Be Appointed Or Elected To A Civil Office During Their Elected Term; Allowing A Candidate For An Office To Be Certified As Elected Without Appearing On The Ballot When He Or She Is The Only Candidate For The Office At The Election; And Defining The Term "Infamous Crime" For The Purpose Of Determining The Eligibility Of Elected Officials To Hold Office.
ISSUE NO. 2 - Allow the Governor to Retain His or Her Powers and Duties When Absent From the State
An Amendment To The Arkansas Constitution To Allow The Governor To Retain His Or Her Powers And Duties When Absent From The State.
ISSUE NO. 3 - Job Creation, Job Expansion, and Economic Development
An Amendment To The Arkansas Constitution To Encourage Job Creation, Job Expansion, And Economic Development; Removing The Limitation On The Principal Amount Of General Obligation Bonds That May Be Issued Under Amendment 82 Of The Arkansas Constitution To Attract Large Economic Development Projects; Authorizing A City, County, Town, Or Other Municipal Corporation To Obtain Or Appropriate Money For Any Corporation, Association, Institution, Or Individual To Finance Economic Development Projects And To Provide Economic Development Services; Authorizing The Issuance Of Bonds Under Amendment 62 Of The Arkansas Constitution For Economic Development Projects; Authorizing The Taxes That May Be Pledged To Retire Bonds Issued Under Amendment 62 Of The Arkansas Constitution For Economic Development Projects; Removing The Requirement Of A Public Sale For Bonds Issued Under Amendment 62 Of The Arkansas Constitution For Economic Development Projects; And Authorizing Compacts For Economic Development Projects Among Cities Of The First And Second Class, Incorporated Towns, School Districts, And Counties
Issue No. 4 - Limit Attorney Contingency Fees and Non-Economic Damages in Medical Lawsuits
An amendment to the Arkansas constitution providing that the practice of contracting for or charging excessive contingency fees in the course of legal representation of any person seeking damages in an action for medical injury against a health-care provider is hereby prohibited; providing that an excessive medical-injury contingency fee is greater than thirty-three and one-third percent (33 1/3%) of the amount recovered; providing that, for the purposes of calculating the amount recovered, the figure that shall be used is the net sum recovered after deducting any disbursements or costs incurred in connection with prosecution or settlement of the medical-injury claim; providing that this limitation shall apply whether the recovery is by settlement, arbitration, or judgment; providing that this limitation shall apply regardless of the age or mental capacity of the plaintiff; providing that the prohibition of excessive medical-injury fees does not apply to workers’ compensation cases; providing that the General Assembly may enact legislation which enforces this prohibition, and that it may also enact legislation that determines the relative values of time payments or periodic payments and governs the consequences and penalties for attorneys who contract for or charge excessive medical-injury contingency fees; providing that the General Assembly shall enact a measure which specifies a maximum dollar amount for a non-economic damage award in any action for medical injury against a health-care provider, but that such a measure may never be smaller than two hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($250,000); providing that the General Assembly may, after such enactment, amend it by a vote of two-thirds of each house, but that no such amendment may reduce the maximum dollar amount for a non-economic damage award in any action for medical injury against any health-care provider to less than two hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($250,000); providing that the Supreme Court shall adjust this figure for inflation or deflation on a biennial basis; and providing that this amendment does not supersede or amend the right to trial by jury.
Issue No. 5 - ALLOW THREE CASINOS TO OPERATE IN ARKANSAS
An amendment to the Arkansas Constitution authorizing three casinos to operate in Arkansas, one in Boone County, Arkansas, operated by Arkansas Gaming and Resorts, LLC, an Arkansas Limited Liability Company, one in Miller County, Arkansas, operated by Miller County Gaming, LLC, an Arkansas Limited Liability Company, and one in Washington County, Arkansas, operated by Washington County Gaming, LLC, an Arkansas Limited Liability Company, all being subject to the laws enacted by the General Assembly in accord with this amendment and regulations promulgated by the Arkansas Gaming Commission in accord with laws enacted by the General Assembly; defining casino gaming and gaming as dealing, operating, carrying on, conducting, maintaining, or exposing for play any game played with cards, dice, equipment, or any mechanical, electromechanical, or electronic device or machine for money, property, checks, credit, or any representative value, as well as accepting wagers on sporting events or other events, including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, any game, device, or type of wagering permitted at a casino operated within any one or more of the States of Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, Oklahoma, Tennessee, or Texas as of November 8, 2016, or as subsequently permitted thereafter; creating the Arkansas Gaming Commission to regulate casinos in accord with laws enacted by the General Assembly, with the Arkansas Gaming Commission comprised of five (5) commissioners, each appointed by the Governor for staggered 5-year terms; providing for the General Assembly to appropriate monies to or for the use of the Arkansas Gaming Commission; requiring each casino to pay to the Arkansas State Treasury as general revenues a net casino gaming receipts tax equal to eighteen percent (18%) of its annual net casino gaming receipts; requiring each casino to pay to the county in which the casino is located a net casino gaming receipts tax equal to one-half of one percent (0.5%) of its annual net casino gaming receipts; requiring each casino to pay to the city or town in which the casino is located a net casino gaming receipts tax equal to one and one-half percent (1.5%) of its annual net casino gaming receipts; defining annual net casino gaming receipts as gross receipts for a 12-month period from casino gaming less amounts paid out or reserved as winnings to casino patrons for that 12-month period; subjecting each casino to the same income, property, sales, use, employment and other taxation as any for-profit business located in the county and city or town in which the casino is located, except that the Arkansas Gross Receipts Act of 1941 and local gross receipts taxes shall not apply to casino gaming receipts; allowing a casino to operate any day for any portion or all of any day; allowing the selling or complimentary serving of alcoholic beverages in casinos during all hours the casino operates but otherwise subject to all applicable Arkansas laws involving the distribution and sale of alcohol; permitting the shipment into Boone, Miller, and Washington counties in Arkansas of gambling devices shipped and delivered in accordance with applicable federal law (15 USC §§ 1171-1178 and amendments and replacements thereto); rendering the provisions of this amendment severable; declaring inapplicable all constitutional provisions and laws to the extent they conflict with this amendment, but not otherwise repealing, superseding, amending, or otherwise affecting Amendment 84 (bingo or raffles) or Amendment 87 (state lottery) to the Arkansas Constitution, or Arkansas Act 1151 of 2005 (Electronic Games of Skill
Issue No. 6 - Medical Marijuana
An amendment to the Arkansas constitution making the medical use of marijuana legal under state law, but acknowledging that marijuana use, possession, and distribution for any purpose remain illegal under federal law; establishing a system for the cultivation, acquisition, and distribution of marijuana for qualifying patients through licensed medical marijuana dispensaries and cultivation facilities and granting those dispensaries and facilities limited immunity; providing that qualifying patients, as well as dispensary and cultivation facility agents, shall not be subject to criminal or civil penalties or other forms of discrimination for engaging in or assisting with the patients’ medical use of marijuana; requiring that in order to become a qualifying patient, a person submit to the state a written certification from a physician licensed in the state that he or she is suffering from a qualifying medical condition; establishing an initial list of qualifying medical conditions; directing the Department of Health to establish rules related to the processing of applications for registry identification cards and the addition of qualifying medical conditions if such additions will enable patients to derive therapeutic benefit from the medical use of marijuana; directing the Alcoholic Beverage Control Division to establish rules related to the operations of dispensaries and cultivation facilities; establishing a Medical Marijuana Commission of five members, two appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, two appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and one appointed by the Governor; providing that the Medical Marijuana Commission shall administer and regulate the licensing of dispensaries and cultivation facilities; providing that there shall be at least 20 but not more than 40 dispensary licenses issued and that there shall be at least four but not more than eight cultivation facility licenses issued; setting initial maximum application fees for dispensaries and cultivation facilities; establishing qualifications for registry identification cards; establishing standards to ensure that qualifying patient registration information is treated as confidential; directing the Department of Health to provide the General Assembly annual quantitative reports about the medical marijuana program; setting certain limitations on the use of medical marijuana by qualifying patients; establishing an affirmative defense for the medical use of marijuana; establishing registration and operation requirements for dispensaries and cultivation facilities; setting limits on the amount of marijuana a dispensary may cultivate and the amount of marijuana a dispensary may dispense to a qualifying patient; providing that the Medical Marijuana Commission shall determine the amount of marijuana a cultivation facility may cultivate; prohibiting certain conduct by and imposing certain conditions and requirements on physicians, dispensaries, dispensary and cultivation facility agents, and qualifying patients; establishing a list of felony offenses which preclude certain types of participation in the medical marijuana program; providing that the sale of usable marijuana is subject to all state and local sales taxes; providing that the state sales tax revenue shall be distributed 5% to the Department of Health, 2% to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Administration Division, 2% to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Enforcement Division, 1% to the Medical Marijuana Commission, 10% to the Skills Development Fund, 50% to the Vocational and Technical Training Special Revenue Fund, and 30% to the General Revenue Fund; and permitting the General Assembly by two-thirds vote to amend sections of the amendment, except that the General Assembly may not amend the sections legalizing the medical use of marijuana and setting the number of dispensaries or cultivation facilities allowed.
Issue No. 7 - MEDICAL CANNABIS ACT
An act making the medical use of cannabis, commonly called marijuana, legal under Arkansas state law, but acknowledging that cannabis use, possession, and distribution for any purpose remain illegal under federal law; establishing a system for the cultivation and distribution of cannabis for qualifying patients through nonprofit cannabis care centers and for the testing for quality, safety, and potency of cannabis through cannabis testing labs; granting nonprofit cannabis care centers and cannabis testing labs limited immunity; allowing localities to limit the number of nonprofit cannabis care centers and to enact zoning regulations governing their operations; providing that qualifying patients, their designated caregivers, cannabis testing lab agents, and nonprofit cannabis care center agents shall not be subject to criminal or civil penalties or other forms of discrimination for engaging in or assisting with qualifying patients’ medical use of cannabis or for testing and labeling cannabis; allowing limited cultivation of cannabis by qualifying patients and designated caregivers if the qualifying patient lives more than twenty (20) miles from a nonprofit cannabis care center and obtains a hardship cultivation certificate from the Department of Health; allowing compensation for designated caregivers; requiring that in order to become a qualifying patient, a person submit to the state a written certification from a physician that he or she is suffering from a qualifying medical condition; establishing an initial list of qualifying medical conditions; directing the Department of Health to establish rules related to the processing of applications for registry identification cards and hardship cultivation certificates, the operations of nonprofit cannabis care centers and cannabis testing labs, and the addition of qualifying medical conditions if such additions will enable patients to derive therapeutic benefit from the medical use of cannabis; setting maximum application and renewal fees for nonprofit cannabis care centers and cannabis testing labs; directing the Department of Health to establish a system to provide affordable cannabis from nonprofit cannabis care centers to low income patients; establishing qualifications for registry identification cards; establishing qualifications for hardship cultivation certificates; establishing standards to ensure that qualifying patient and designated caregiver registration information is treated as confidential; directing the Department of Health to provide the legislature annual quantitative reports about the medical cannabis program; setting certain limitations on the use of medical cannabis by qualifying patients; establishing an affirmative defense for the medical use of cannabis; establishing registration and operation requirements for nonprofit cannabis care centers and cannabis testing labs; setting limits on the number of nonprofit cannabis care centers; setting limits on the amount of cannabis a nonprofit cannabis care center may cultivate and the amount of usable cannabis a nonprofit cannabis care center may dispense to a qualifying patient; prohibiting certain conduct by and imposing certain conditions and requirements on physicians, nonprofit cannabis care centers, nonprofit cannabis care center agents, cannabis testing labs, cannabis testing lab agents, qualifying patients, and designated caregivers; prohibiting felons from serving as designated caregivers, owners, board members, or officers of nonprofit cannabis care centers or cannabis testing labs, nonprofit cannabis care center agents, or cannabis testing lab agents; allowing visiting qualifying patients suffering from qualifying medical conditions to utilize the medical cannabis program; and prohibiting special taxes on the sale of medical cannabis and directing the state sales tax revenues received from the sale of cannabis to cover the costs to the Department of Health for administering the medical cannab
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