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Senator Linda Chesterfield (D)
12 Keo Drive, Little Rock, 72206
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Phone501-888-1859
Emaillchesterfield@comcast.net
District34
Seniority Number23
OccupationRetired Educator, Professional Consultant
Church AffiliationMethodist-Episcopal
Public ServiceLRSB President, AEA President, NEA Exe. Committee,, Democratic Black Caucus; House 2003, 2005, 2007, Senate 2011
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Bill(Ascending)
Bill Status
Title
Primary Sponsor
 HB1056
Act 736
TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INCOME TAX RELIEF TO HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD TAXPAYERS WITH TWO (2) OR MORE DEPENDENTS.
 HB1446
Act 520
TO CLARIFY THE AUTHORITY OF THE CAPITOL ZONING DISTRICT COMMISSION.
 HB1575AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT PINE BLUFF - SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATHEMATICS (STEM) ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT PROGRAM GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1848TO ESTABLISH THE CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS IN ARKANSAS BASED UPON THE 2010 FEDERAL DECENNIAL CENSUS.
 HB1911CONCERNING THE COLLECTION OF DATA FROM POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS OF THE STATE ON ISSUES PERTAINING TO THE STATUS OF CERTAIN GROUPS.
 SB119TO CREATE THE COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN.
 SB214
Act 905
TO ESTABLISH THE CRIME OF CYBERBULLYING.
 SB337
Act 1130
TO AMEND THE PROCESS FOR EVALUATING ARKANSAS PRESCHOOL AND PREKINDERGARTEN PROGRAMS.
 SB352
Act 988
TO INCLUDE INFORMATION IN THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SCHOOL PERFORMANCE REPORT ABOUT THE NUMBER OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS PROVIDING REMEDIATION AND COLLEGE PREPARATION FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WHO TAKE THE ACT BEFORE THEIR SENIOR YEAR.
 SB366
Act 353
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - CLINTON SCHOOL OF PUBLIC SERVICE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB367
Act 354
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT PINE BLUFF - LITERACY SERVICES, TUTORING AND ADULT EDUCATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB368AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - TREATMENT PROGRAMS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB369
Act 355
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF AGING AND ADULT SERVICES - MEALS ON WHEELS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB370
Act 356
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION FOR COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB371
Act 357
AN ACT FOR THE PULASKI TECHNICAL COLLEGE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB372
Act 358
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES - COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT GRANT PROGRAMS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB373
Act 359
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF CAREER EDUCATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB374
Act 360
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB421
Act 382
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES FOR GRANTS FOR MUSEUMS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB618
Act 474
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB619
Act 475
AN ACT FOR THE PULASKI TECHNICAL COLLEGE - STUDENT SUCCESS CENTERS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB661
Act 501
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES - PROJECT GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB662
Act 502
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION - PROJECT GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB675
Act 506
AN ACT FOR THE PULASKI TECHNICAL COLLEGE - STUDENT SUCCESS CENTERS OPERATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB687
Act 508
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES SERVICES - TRANSITIONAL LIVING SHELTER GRANT GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB737
Act 1000
TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE ANNUAL SCHOOL PERFORMANCE REPORT REQUIREMENTS.
 SB741AN ACT TO ADDRESS THE PROBLEM OF "SEXTING" AND TO CREATE THE OFFENSES OF WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE STALKING OF A CHILD AND COMMUNICATING IMPROPERLY USING A WIRELESS DEVICE WITH A MINOR.
 SB815
Act 801
CONCERNING VOLUNTEERS IN A MUNICIPALITY WITH A CITY MANAGER FORM OF GOVERNMENT AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SR13TO COMMEMORATE DAISY GATSON BATES ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2011.
 SR2COMMENDING ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY FOR ITS SERVICE WORK AND CONTRIBUTIONS TO ITS COMMUNITIES.
CoSponsor
 HB1151
Act 13
TO ALLOW AN ON-DUTY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OR A PERSON PERFORMING AN OFFICIAL LAW ENFORCEMENT FUNCTION TO OPERATE AN ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE ON A PUBLIC STREET OR HIGHWAY.
 HB1496
Act 265
TO CONFORM THE SALVAGE AUCTION BUYER'S IDENTIFICATION CARD LAW TO THE COMMERCE CLAUSE OF ARTICLE 1, § 8 OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION.
 HB1725AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT PINE BLUFF - PLANT SCIENCE RESEARCH AND TEACHING FACILITIES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB2048
Act 706
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS ACCELERATION FUND WITHIN THE ARKANSAS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AUTHORITY AND TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS ACCELERATION FUND COMMITTEE.
 SB194
Act 48
TO AMEND SEVERAL PROVISIONS OF THE LAW CONCERNING MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
 SB209AN ACT TO REQUIRE A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA, A GED, OR ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES TOWARD A GED WHILE RECEIVING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS.
 SB218TO DEFINE THE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE DIVISION OF YOUTH SERVICES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES AND THE DYS CONTRACT COMMUNITY-BASED YOUTH SERVICES PROVIDERS.
 SB276
Act 755
TO AMEND THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON FOOD AND FOOD INGREDIENTS AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB307
Act 514
TO AMEND THE PENALTIES FOR FAILURE TO APPEAR AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB308TO CREATE THE OFFENSE OF PROVOKING A PERSON TO VIOLATE AN ORDER OF PROTECTION AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB318
Act 1126
AN ACT TO CREATE CRIMINAL PENALTIES FOR DISCLOSURE OF RECORDS OF A CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY CENTER.
 SB319
Act 783
AN ACT TO LIMIT FORENSIC EXAMINATIONS OF ALLEGEDLY ABUSED CHILDREN TO CHILD SAFETY CENTERS.
 SB320
Act 1127
AN ACT TO EXTEND THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS ON SEXUAL OFFENSES.
 SB321
Act 984
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE PARENTAL MONITORS ON SCHOOL BUSES.
 SB322AN ACT TO REQUIRE EACH COUNTY COURTHOUSE TO PROVIDE FOR CLOSED-CIRCUIT TELEVISION BROADCAST OF CHILD TESTIMONY IN CHILD MALTREATMENT CASES.
 SB323
Act 985
AN ACT TO REQUIRE SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO UPDATE SCHOOL POLICIES WHEN A LAW REGARDING CHILD ABUSE IS AMENDED OR IS ADDED TO THE ARKANSAS CODE.
 SB324AN ACT TO EXPEDITE DNA ANALYSIS IN CASES OF ALLEGED CHILD ABUSE AND CHILD MALTREATMENT.
 SB325AN ACT TO PROVIDE CRIMINAL PENALTIES FOR UNLAWFUL DISCLOSURE OF INTERVIEW INFORMATION FROM A CHILD SAFETY CENTER OR CHILD ADVOCACY CENTER.
 SB326
Act 784
AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE CHILD ABUSE HOTLINE TO ACCEPT REPORTS OF INJURY TO A CHILD'S INTELLECTUAL, EMOTIONAL, OR PSYCHOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT FROM A GUIDANCE COUNSELOR LICENSED AS A TEACHER.
 SB327AN ACT TO INCREASE THE PENALTY FOR EXPOSING A CHILD TO PORTRAYALS OF LIVE OR RECORDED SEX ACTS.
 SB328
Act 1128
AN ACT TO ENSURE THAT EACH WOMAN WHO GIVES BIRTH IN A MEDICAL FACILITY RECEIVES EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS DESCRIBING SHAKEN BABY SYNDROME BEFORE THE WOMAN IS DISCHARGED.
 SB329
Act 1129
AN ACT TO INCLUDE SCHOOL PRINCIPALS, ATHLETIC COACHES, AND COUNSELORS AMONG PERSONS WHO ARE GUILTY OF SEXUAL ASSAULT IN THE SECOND DEGREE FOR SEXUAL CONTACT WITH A STUDENT LESS THAN TWENTY-ONE (21) YEARS OF AGE.
 SB359
Act 197
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN WATER SYSTEMS TO MAINTAIN A LEVEL OF FLUORIDE TO PREVENT TOOTH DECAY.
 SB404
Act 639
TO INCREASE THE ADDITIONAL FEE FOR FIREFIGHTER LICENSE PLATES TO FIVE DOLLARS ($5.00) AND HAVE THE FUNDS REMITTED TO THE ARKANSAS FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS MEMORIAL BOARD; TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB423
Act 751
REGARDING SUBSTANCES IN SCHEDULE I AND SCHEDULE VI AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB575
Act 846
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK - NANOTECHNOLOGY CENTER APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2011-2012 FISCAL YEAR.
 SB688
Act 509
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT PINE BLUFF - PLANT SCIENCE RESEARCH AND TEACHING FACILITIES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB692
Act 998
TO PROVIDE A SALES AND USE TAX EXEMPTION FOR THE ARKANSAS BLACK HALL OF FAME FOUNDATION, INC.
 SB720
Act 762
TO REGULATE THE ISSUANCE OF A BROKER'S PRICE OPINION BY A REAL ESTATE LICENSEE.
 SB738
Act 1001
TO TRANSFER RESPONSIBILITY FOR COLLECTION OF SALES AND USE TAXES TO SELLERS ENGAGING IN THE BUSINESS OF SELLING TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY AND SERVICES IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
 SB740
Act 1002
TO ENHANCE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF SCHOOL DISTRICT PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT PLANS.
 SB750
Act 570
TO IMPROVE PUBLIC SAFETY AND SLOW CORRECTIONS GROWTH.
 SB812CREATE A STUDY TO EXPLORE HOW TO USE THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION, RURAL SERVICES, PUBLIC AGENCIES, AND PUBLIC AND PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS IN ADDRESSING QUALITY OF LIFE ISSUES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN UNDERSERVED AREAS.
 SB855
Act 1240
TO ALLOW AN AUXILIARY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER APPOINTED AS A RESERVE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER TO ADMINISTER BLOOD ALCOHOL TESTS AND TO OPERATE A DEVICE TO DETECT EXCESSIVE SPEEDING.
 SCR6COMMEMORATING THE CENTENNIAL OF THE FOUNDING OF THE GIRL SCOUTS ON MARCH 12, 1912.
 SR37RECOGNIZING THE MANY CONTRIBUTIONS MADE BY CITIZENS OF THE REPUBLIC OF TURKEY AND THE BEST INTEREST OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS TO PROMOTE RELATIONSHIPS WITH TURKISH PEOPLE.