Bill Declaring Religion as Essential Passes Arkansas Senate, Goes to Governor

On Wednesday, Februart 3, the Arkansas Senate overwhelmingly passed H.B. 1211.

This good bill by Rep. Mary Bentley (R – Perryville) and Sen. Kim Hammer (R – Benton) recognizes that religion and religious organizations are essential in Arkansas. Public officials have the authority to protect health and public safety, but the the free exercise of religion is never suspended.

H.B. 1211 passed with overwhelming support in the Arkansas House and Arkansas Senate. It now goes to Governor Hutchinson’s desk to be signed into law.

State Representatives John Maddox and Marcus Richmond and State Senator Larry Teague all voted for H.B. 1211.


Rep. Maddox's email address is john.maddox@arkansashouse.org.


Rep. Richmond's email address is richmond4staterep@gmail.com.

Sen. Teague's email address is larry.teague@senate.ar.gov.

If your state legislators voted for H.B. 1211, please thank them right away for supporting this good bill.

You can see how your state senator voted on the bill here.

You can see how your state representative voted on the bill here.


2-5-21 6:13 p.m. KAWX.ORG