November 30, 1962) is a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 84. Collins entered the race for Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas in 2014 but withdrew before he could appear on the primary ballot. His professional experience includes working as a sales team leader for Wal-Mart, a former associate director for Procter & Gamble, a former vice-president for Heinz, a former vice-president for Eastman Kodak, and co-owner of Crown Partners Executive Search. in economics from the United States Naval Academy in 1985 and his M. in quantitative economics from George Washington University in 1986.At the beginning of the 2017 legislative session, this legislator served on the following committees: Ballotpedia's analysis revealed that only 42 of the 100 seats up for election in 2016 involved competition between Democrats and Republicans.This made it numerically impossible for Democrats to take control of either Arkansas legislative chamber in 2016.
Some of the restrictions on abortion in the state include a ban on abortion after 20 weeks post-fertilization, restrictions on providing medication abortion, a ban on utilizing telemedicine for abortion care, a forced counseling requirement for women seeking abortion, and ban on public funding of abortion care. Collins is alleged to have assisted another woman, Anne Bynum, 37, in inducing an abortion on April 1.The type of medication Collins allegedly provided Bynum has not yet been reported.Local law enforcement alleges that Bynum took a number of pills to induce an abortion, and the fetus was delivered at her parents’ house, reports KARK.It noted the filing of special language for HB 1213, the college's general appropriation bill, by Rep.Trevor Drown of Russellville (update: and also Mary Bentley and Marcus Richmond).