HB1053 Arkansas Obamacare fight 11.wmv





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Uploaded on Jan 25, 2011

HB1053, The Arkansas Freedom in Choice Bill was presented to the Arkansas House Committee on Public Health, Welfare and Labor.
HB1053 would have allowed Arkansas citizens to be exempt from the individual mandate rule in Obamacare. The Committee is one of the most liberal in this Arkansas Legislative Session, with 15 Democrats and only 5 Republicans.

Here is the complete roll call vote of Representatives who voted for HB1053 with their party affiliation and state districts in(); Woods, Jon (R-93)/ King, Bryan B. (R-91)/ Lea, Andrea (R-68)/ Malone Stephanie (R-64)/ Mayberry, Andy (R-27), and 2 Democrats; Wardlaw, Jeff (D-8) and Lampkin, Sheilla E. (D-10).

Here is the roll call vote of Representatives that voted against HB1053; Allen, Fred (D-33)/Gaskill, Billy (D-78)/Hall, Clark (D-13)/Hyde, Barry (D-40)/Leding, Greg (D-92)/Lovell, Buddy (D-56)/Pennartz, Tracy (D-65)/Perry, Mark (D-44)/Smith, Garry L. (D-7)/Wagner, Charolette (D-77)
/Wilkins, Butch (D-74)/ and Word, James L. (D-16). Committee Chairman Tyler, Linda S. (D-45), refused to vote.

Many people had signed up to testify, but the liberal committee limited public comments to only 30 minutes for both sides after a proposal was made by
Barry Hyde. This denied many people who wanted to speak both for and against the bill the chance to speak. There are other options available in passing a law that would make Arkansas citizens exempt from the individual mandate of IRScare.


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