Legislative Report Card


Rep. Clint Penzo (Back to 2021 Report Card)
State House 88
Republican
Overall Grade for 2021: A (92%)
A = 90% - 100%; B = 80% - 89%; C = 70% - 79%; D = 60% - 69%; F = 59% or Less;
I = Incomplete (Legislator Did Not Vote Enough to Earn a Grade)
Bill No.
Rep. Penzo's Vote
Yes (Good Vote)
No Patient Left Alone Act
This bill protects patients in hospitals, nursing homes, and similar facilities from being left alone and denied visitors during a pandemic or similar emergency. Family Council Action Committee supported this bill. Outcome: The House passed the bill by a vote of 91-0. The Senate passed the bill by a vote of 33-0.
Yes (Good Vote)
Protection of Religious Organizations
This bill protects churches and other religious organizations from being forced by the government to close during an emergency or similar disaster and recognizes them as essential. Family Council Action Committee supports the protection of religious liberty and supported this bill. Outcome: The House passed the bill by a vote of 75-10. The Senate passed the bill by a vote of 31-0.
Yes (Bad Vote)
Entertainment Districts in Dry Counties
This bill allows cities, municipalities, or towns to designate certain areas in dry counties, as "entertainment districts," allowing the public consumption of alcohol. Family Council Action Committee opposes the expansion of alcohol and opposed this bill. Outcome: The House passed the bill by a vote of 54-21. The Senate passed the bill by a vote of 18-14.
Yes (Good Vote)
Arkansas Child Academic Opportunity Scholarship and Grant Act
This bill creates a school choice program for low income students, foster children, students with disabilities, and students from military families by providing them a scholarship, funded by a tax credit to the donor. They can use the scholarship for educational expenses towards a nonpublic school that best fits the student. Family Council Action Committee supports school choice and supported this bill. Outcome: The House defeated the bill by a vote of 44-52.
Yes (Good Vote)
Amend Abortion-Inducing Drugs Safety Act
This bill updates Arkansas? restrictions on abortion-inducing drugs. It outlines requirements that abortionists must follow when administering abortion-inducing drugs, and prohibits abortion-inducing drugs from being delivered by mail. Family Council Action Committee supports the safety and protection of all women and supported this bill. Outcome: The House passed the bill by a vote of 77-12. The Senate passed the bill by a vote of 26-6.
Yes (Good Vote)
Home Schooling
This bill makes it easier for a student to withdraw from a public school to home school by reducing the fourteen day waiting period to five school days. Family Council Action Committee supports the rights of home schoolers and supported this bill. Outcome: The House passed the bill by a vote of 86-1. The Senate passed the bill by a vote of 34-0.
Yes (Good Vote)
Right of Municipality to be a Pro-Life City
This bill affirms the right of municipalities to declare their city as a pro-life city and provides language that cities can use for their pro-life resolution. Family Council Action Committee believes life begins at conception and supported this bill. Outcome: The House passed the bill by a vote of 76-16. The Senate passed the bill by a vote of 29-3.
Yes (Good Vote)
Arkansas Save Adolescents From Experimentation Act
This bill prohibits sex-change surgeries and procedures such as puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones on children. Family Council Action Committee supports the protection of our children from experimentation and supported this bill. Outcome: The House passed the bill by a vote of 70-22. The Senate passed the bill by a vote of 28-7.
Yes (Good Vote)
Veto Override of Arkansas Save Adolescents From Experimentation Act
The Governor vetoed this bill that prohibits sex-change surgeries and procedures such as puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones on children. Family Council Action Committee supports the protection of our children from experimentation and supported the override of the Governor?s veto. Outcome: The House overrode the veto by a vote of 72-25. The Senate overrode the veto by a vote of 25-8.
Yes (Good Vote)
Informed Consent for Chemical Abortion Act
This bill creates an informed consent process for chemical abortion, ensuring women are informed of its risks, consequences, and pro-life alternatives. Family Council Action Committee supports the safety and protection of all women and supported this bill. Outcome: The House passed the bill by a vote of 76-15. The Senate passed the bill by a vote of 29-6.
Yes (Good Vote)
Arkansas Student Protection Act
This bill prohibits public schools from entering into any type of transaction with abortion providers. Family Council Action Committee opposes public school programs offered by abortion providers and supported this bill. Outcome: The House passed the bill by a vote of 73-18. The Senate passed the bill by a vote of 27-5.
No (Good Vote)
Amend Arkansas Healthcare Decisions Act
This bill weakens end-of-life care by allowing healthcare workers who are not physicians to work on end-of-life decisions with patients and family members. It also makes it easier to deny nutrition and hydration to a dying person. Family Council Action Committee supports protecting life from conception to natural death and opposed this bill. Outcome: The House defeated the bill by a vote of 31-55.
No (Good Vote)
Amend Arkansas Physician Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment Act
This bill weakens end-of-life care by allowing healthcare workers who are not physicians to complete Physician Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) forms and inadvertently prevented consulting physicians from completing POLST forms with patients. Family Council Action Committee supports protecting life from conception to natural death and opposed this bill. Outcome: The House defeated the bill by a vote of 38-48.
No (Good Vote)
Amend No-Fault Divorce
This bill makes it easier to get a divorce in Arkansas by allowing divorce due to irreconcilable differences, discord, or conflict of personalities regardless of if the husband or wife is at fault. Family Council Action Committee opposes the weakening of marriage and opposed this bill. Outcome: The House defeated the bill by a vote of 31-58.
Yes (Good Vote)
Used Car Sales Tax
This bill reduces the amount of sales tax on a used vehicle from 6.5% to 3.5% for used vehicles sold at $4,000 to $10,000. Family Council Action Committee supports helping families and supported this bill. Outcome: The House passed the bill by a vote of 91-0. The Senate passed the bill by a vote of 33-0.
Yes (Good Vote)
Medical Ethics and Diversity Act
This bill protects healthcare workers? rights of conscience to decline to participate in non-emergency procedures that violate their moral, religious, or ethical convictions. Family Council Action Committee supports the protection of religious liberty and supported this bill. Outcome: The Senate passed the bill by a vote of 25-6. The House passed the bill by a vote of 72-20.
Yes (Good Vote)
Fairness in Women?s Sports Act
This bill prevents biological males from competing against biological females in sports at schools. Family Council Action Committee supports protecting fairness in girls? sports and supported this bill. Outcome: The Senate passed the bill by a vote of 28-7. The House passed the bill by a vote of 75-18.
Yes (Good Vote)
Amend Laws Concerning Abortion Clinics
This bill requires any clinic that performs abortions to be licensed by the Arkansas Department of Health as an abortion facility, and prohibits abortions in hospitals except to save the life of the mother. Family Council Action Committee supports the sanctity of human life and supported this bill. Outcome: The Senate passed the bill by a vote of 28-6. The House passed the bill by a vote of 76-15.
Yes (Good Vote)
Amend Laws Regarding Abortion Reporting and Inspections of Abortion Facilities
This bill strengthens Arkansas law concerning abortion facility inspections, and requires abortionists to file documentation that a crime has been reported to law enforcement when the woman is a victim of rape or incest. Family Council Action Committee supports the safety and protection of all women and supported this bill. Outcome: The Senate passed the bill by a vote of 26-6. The House passed the bill by a vote of 69-15.
Yes (Good Vote)
Criminal Offenses for Fertility Fraud
This bill creates felony offenses for fraud and abuse in fertility treatments. Family Council Action Committee supports the safety and protection of all women and supported this bill. Outcome: The Senate passed the bill by a vote of 33-0. The House passed the bill by a vote of 94-0.
Yes (Good Vote)
Amend Laws Concerning Abortion Facility Requirements
This bill requires written agreements between an abortion facility and a hospital and requires abortion facilities to post information regarding human trafficking. Family Council Action Committee supports the safety and protection of all women and supported this bill. Outcome: The Senate passed the bill by a vote of 28-5. The House passed the bill by a vote of 74-15.
Yes (Good Vote)
Arkansas Unborn Child Protection Act
This bill prohibits all abortions in Arkansas except in cases to save the life of the mother. Family Council Action Committee believes life begins at conception and supported this bill. Outcome: The Senate passed the bill by a vote of 27-7. The House passed the bill by a vote of 76-19.
Yes (Bad Vote)
Hate Crimes Law
This bill creates vague protected classes in our state law and enhanced penalties for certain offenders. Family Council Action Committee has always opposed hate crimes legislation and opposed this bill. Outcome: The Senate passed the bill by a vote of 22-7. The House passed the bill by a vote of 65-26.
Yes (Good Vote)
Establish Day of Prayer for Arkansas Students
This bill creates an annual Day of Prayer for Arkansas Students on the last Wednesday of September. Family Council Action Committee supports the protection of religious liberty and supported this bill. Outcome: The Senate passed the bill by a vote of 35-0. The House passed the bill by a vote of 92-0.
Yes (Good Vote)
Philanthropic Investment in Arkansas Kids Program Act
This bill creates a school choice program for about 250 low income students by providing them a scholarship, funded by a tax credit to the donor, for educational expenses towards a nonpublic school that best fits the student. Family Council Action Committee supports school choice and supported this bill. Outcome: The Senate passed the bill by a vote of 25-6. The House passed the bill by a vote of 52-40.
Yes (Good Vote)
Amend Right to View Ultrasound Images Before an Abortion
This bill requires abortionists to show an ultrasound image of the unborn baby to the pregnant woman before an abortion. Family Council Action Committee believes life begins at conception and supported this bill. Outcome: The Senate passed the bill by a vote of 29-6. The House passed the bill by a vote of 74-14.
Yes (Good Vote)
Arkansas Religious Freedom Amendment
This resolution proposes a state constitutional amendment that prevents the government from burdening a person?s free exercise of religion. Family Council Action Committee supports the protection of religious liberty and supported this bill. Outcome: The Senate passed the resolution by a vote of 27-4. The House passed the resolution by a vote of 75-19. This proposed state constitutional amendment will be on the November 2022 ballot.