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Senator Linda Chesterfield (D)
12 Keo Drive, Little Rock, 72206
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Phone501-888-1859
Emaillchesterfield@comcast.net
District30
Seniority Number9
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
 HB1328
Act 321
TO REQUIRE THE DIVISION OF YOUTH SERVICES TO APPEAR BEFORE THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR ALL CONTRACTS AND CONTRACT CHANGES; TO REQUIRE NOTICE TO BE GIVEN BEFORE CHANGES TO COMMUNITY-BASED PROVIDER CONTRACTS ARE MADE.
 HB1350
Act 1335
AMENDING STATUTES CONCERNING CRIMINAL DEFENDANTS, THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION, AND THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY CORRECTION.
 HB1887
Act 1111
TO PROVIDE FOR A TYPE 3 TRANSFER OF THE WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (WAP); AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1930
Act 1000
TO AMEND THE FIREWORKS LAWS; AND TO CLARIFY AND MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO THE FIREWORKS LAWS.
 HCR1006COMMENDING THE NORTH LITTLE ROCK HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM FOR WINNING THE 7A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP AND THE 7A/6A EAST CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP.
 HJR1015TO AMEND AMENDMENT 82 TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION CONCERNING OBLIGATION BONDS FOR LARGE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS.
 SB1040TO MAKE POLLING SITES EASILY ACCESSIBLE TO ALL CITIZENS; TO INCREASE VOTER TURNOUT; AND TO ALLOW POLLING SITES TO BE DESIGNATED AT RETAIL STORES.
 SB1041TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING VOTER IDENTIFICATION CARDS; AND TO REQUIRE MAGNETIC STRIPS ON VOTER IDENTIFICATION CARDS.
 SB1042TO REQUIRE THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION TO APPEAR AT A MEETING OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION BEFORE THE COMMISSIONER ASSUMES THE ADMINISTRATION OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT.
 SB1043
Act 1182
TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO STUDY THE EDUCATION AND ASSISTANCE PROVIDED TO CHILDREN WHO ARE UNABLE TO PHYSICALLY ATTEND SCHOOL ON A REGULAR BASIS DUE TO A MEDICAL CONDITION.
 SB1044
Act 1183
TO REQUIRE SUPERVISOR APPROVAL FOR CIVILIAN PASSENGERS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT PATROL VEHICLES.
 SB1045TO SUPPORT AND DEVELOP BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE AND BROADBAND EXPANSION; TO CREATE INCENTIVES TO IMPROVE INTERNET ACCESS AND INTERNET CAPABILITIES BY ESTABLISHING BROADBAND PROVIDERS OF LAST RESORT.
 SB1145REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES TO CONDUCT A STUDY TO EVALUATE CURRENT ASSET LIMITS FOR TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES AND THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.
 SB1147
Act 1329
TO EVALUATE THE IMPACT OF SCHOOL DISCIPLINE ON STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT.
 SB1166CONCERNING THE ACCESS TO RESTROOM FACILITIES LOCATED IN PUBLIC PLACES BY PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES.
 SB348
Act 359
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - ARKANSAS RESEARCH AND EDUCATION OPTICAL NETWORK GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB376
Act 363
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB575
Act 956
TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES LAW; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB576
Act 644
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - ARCHEOLOGICAL SURVEY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB6
Act 302
TO ALLOW APPLICANTS FOR NURSING LICENSURE TO DETERMINE ELIGIBILITY TO SIT FOR A LICENSING EXAMINATION BEFORE ENTERING A NURSING PROGRAM.
 SB671
Act 663
AN ACT FOR THE PULASKI TECHNICAL COLLEGE PROJECTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB672
Act 664
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB673
Act 665
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB674
Act 666
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - TRANSITIONAL LIVING SHELTER GRANT GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB675
Act 667
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF COMMUNITY SERVICE AND NONPROFIT SUPPORT - COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB676
Act 668
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES SERVICES - TRANSITIONAL LIVING SHELTER GRANT GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB677
Act 669
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF AGING AND ADULT SERVICES - MEALS ON WHEELS GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB678
Act 670
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - TREATMENT PROGRAM GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB679
Act 671
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES - JOB COUNSELING AND WORKFORCE READINESS TRAINING GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB680
Act 672
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB681
Act 673
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT PINE BLUFF - LITERACY SERVICES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB682
Act 674
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - FAYETTEVILLE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB683
Act 675
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF CAREER EDUCATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB756
Act 697
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF CHILD CARE AND EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION - PEDIATRIC EARLY LITERACY PROGRAM GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB764
Act 701
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - HOUSING FOR THE HOMELESS GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB765
Act 702
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - ARKANSAS STATE LIBRARY - GRANTS FOR LIBRARIES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB794
Act 1412
TO REQUIRE LEGISLATIVE REVIEW OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE REORGANIZATION OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS OR ASSUMPTION OF ADMINISTRATIVE AUTHORITY OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT BY THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION.
 SB806TO REQUIRE FULL PAYMENT OF PREPAID FUNERAL BENEFITS FUNDED BY A LIFE INSURANCE POLICY.
 SB828 TO ALLOW FOSTER CARE BOARD PAYMENTS AND ADOPTION SUBSIDIES TO BE MADE BY ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER DIRECT DEPOSIT.
 SB882TO AMEND THE MINORITY BUSINESS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACT.
 SB883
Act 1258
CONCERNING CONTRACTS BETWEEN THE DIVISION OF YOUTH SERVICES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES AND COMMUNITY-BASED PROVIDERS.
 SB911
Act 535
TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON THE CURRENT RESOURCE OR ASSET LIMITS FOR THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) AND THE TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES (TANF).
 SB912CONCERNING THE PLACEMENT OF CHILDREN WHO HAVE BEEN SUBJECTED TO MENTAL OR PHYSICAL ABUSE, WHETHER OR NOT THEY ARE IN THE CUSTODY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES.
 SB93
Act 107
TO REQUIRE A STUDY OF THE READINESS AND CAPABILITIES OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOR PREVENTING AND RESPONDING TO ACTS OF VIOLENCE AGAINST STUDENTS AND SCHOOL PERSONNEL AT SCHOOL.
 SR20COMMENDING ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY, INC., FOR ITS SERVICE WORK AND CONTRIBUTIONS TO ITS COMMUNITIES.
CoSponsor
 HB1478
Act 1104
TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF “FERAL HOG”; TO REGULATE THE CAPTURING, KILLING, AND TRANSPORTING OF FERAL HOGS; AND TO INCREASE THE PENALTIES FOR RELEASING HOGS INTO THE WILD.
 HB1576AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES - ADULT SICKLE CELL CLINICAL NETWORK MATCHING FUNDS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1832
Act 1474
THE NEW MARKETS JOBS ACT OF 2013.
 HB1870
Act 1476
TO AUTHORIZE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVES AND THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS IN CONNECTION WITH A STEEL MILL PROJECT UNDER AMENDMENT 82 TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1975
Act 1354
CONCERNING THE SALE, PURCHASE, OR TRANSFER OF SCRAP METAL; CONCERNING WHO MAY OR MAY NOT ENTER INTO SCRAP METAL TRANSACTIONS; AND CONCERNING PENALTIES.
 SB1051
Act 1326
TO ESTABLISH THE WHOLE CHILD - WHOLE COMMUNITY RECOGNITION PROGRAM.
 SB33
Act 1294
TO ENSURE THAT CHILDREN WITH DYSLEXIA HAVE THEIR NEEDS MET BY THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM.
 SB360TO RE-CREATE THE STATE BOARD OF COSMETOLOGY; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB374
Act 1018
TO AMEND THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LAW CONCERNING LOCAL OPTION ELECTIONS FOR A TERRITORIAL SUBDIVISION THAT IS LOCATED IN A WET COUNTY AND WAS VOTED DRY BY A DEFUNCT VOTING DISTRICT FROM INITIATED ACT 1 OF 1942, AND DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB509
Act 625
TO ESTABLISH THE ADVANCED PLACEMENT TRAINING AND INCENTIVE PROGRAM.
 SB631
Act 653
AN ACT FOR THE PULASKI TECHNICAL COLLEGE - LITTLE ROCK - WEST SITE DEFERRED MAINTENANCE PROJECTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB696
Act 677
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - COMMUNITY-BASED PROGRAM GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB728
Act 905
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY - ARKANSAS HOUSING TRUST FUND ADVISORY COMMITTEE APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2013-2014 FISCAL YEAR.
 SB735
Act 694
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK - NANOTECHNOLOGY CENTER GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB787TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING EMINENT DOMAIN; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB825CONCERNING REPORTS FOR SALES AND USE TAXES.
 SB830
Act 1253
TO PROVIDE LIFETIME HUNTING LICENSES AND FISHING LICENSES TO CERTAIN DISABLED VETERANS.
 SR11TO COMMEMORATE THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE STATE BOARD OF HEALTH AND THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH'S SERVICE TO THE CITIZENS OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
 SR3COMMENDING THE JUNIOR LEAGUE OF LITTLE ROCK FOR ITS 91-YEAR HISTORY OF TRAINING COMMUNITY AND CIVIC LEADERS AND CONTINUED SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY OF LITTLE ROCK.