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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 Number5
OccupationRetired Educator, Professional Consultant
Church AffiliationBaptist
Public ServiceLRSB President, AEA President, NEA Exe. Committee,, Democratic Black Caucus; House 2003, 2005, 2007, Senate 2011, 2013, 2015
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Bill Status
Title
Primary Sponsor
 HB1347
Act 292
TO ALLOW PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE STATEWIDE TRANSFER AGREEMENT.
 HB1567AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - POSITIVE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1605TO PROMOTE TRANSPARENCY BY THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION OR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION WHEN A SCHOOL DISTRICT IS TAKEN OVER BY THE STATE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1793
Act 556
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING REIMBURSABLE EXPENSES, PER DIEM, AND MILEAGE COMPENSATION FOR MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
 HB1982TO CREATE A UNIFORM DATA COLLECTION SYSTEM TO LOCATE VETERANS IN ARKANSAS TO ENSURE APPROPRIATE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED FOR VETERANS AND MILITARY FAMILIES.
 SB1020TO PROVIDE VARIOUS OPTIONS FOR PARENTS, STUDENTS, PUBLIC SCHOOLS, AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS WHEN A PUBLIC SCHOOL OR SCHOOL DISTRICT IS TAKEN OVER OR OTHERWISE RECONFIGURED BY THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION.
 SB1051TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE PUBLIC EDUCATION SCHOOL SYSTEM; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
 SB392TO AUTHORIZE THE INSTALLATION AND USE OF DISTRIBUTED GENERATION OF ELECTRICITY; AND TO PROVIDE FOR OVERSIGHT BY THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION.
 SB394
Act 1108
TO EXPAND PUBLIC ACCESS TO AUTO-INJECTABLE EPINEPHRINE; AND TO EXPAND IMMUNITY TO INCLUDE AN AUTHORIZED ENTITY THAT PROVIDES PRESCRIBED AUTO-INJECTABLE EPINEPHRINE.
 SB395CONCERNING THE VERIFICATION THAT A FIREARM BEING SOLD THAT HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY OWNED IS NOT STOLEN.
 SB396TO PRESERVE AND PROTECT A LANDOWNER'S BOUNDARIES; TO IMPROVE THE REMEDIES FOR EJECTMENT ACTIONS.
 SB495
Act 621
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB496
Act 622
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB497
Act 623
AN ACT FOR THE PULASKI TECHNICAL COLLEGE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB498
Act 624
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF CAREER EDUCATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB499
Act 625
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB500
Act 626
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES - JOB COUNSELING AND WORKFORCE READINESS TRAINING GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB501
Act 627
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - ARKANSAS STATE LIBRARY - GRANTS FOR LIBRARIES AND THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ARKANSAS HISTORY AND CULTURE PROJECT GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB502
Act 628
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB503AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - CRIMINAL JUSTICE INSTITUTE APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2015-2016 FISCAL YEAR.
 SB504
Act 629
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT PINE BLUFF GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB505
Act 630
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB506
Act 631
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB507
Act 632
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB508
Act 633
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF COMMUNITY SERVICE AND NONPROFIT SUPPORT - COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB530
Act 635
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - TRANSFER AND GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB531
Act 636
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF AGING AND ADULT SERVICES - MEALS ON WHEELS GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB532
Act 637
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - HOUSING FOR THE HOMELESS GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB533
Act 638
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES SERVICES - TRANSITIONAL LIVING SHELTER GRANT GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB534
Act 639
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF CHILD CARE AND EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION - PEDIATRIC EARLY LITERACY PROGRAM GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB608
Act 602
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS HERITAGE - MARITIME MUSEUM GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB609
Act 648
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION - CONNECT ARKANSAS PROJECT GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB732
Act 678
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB815TO REVIEW CERTAIN ACTIONS OF THE DIVISION OF YOUTH SERVICES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES BY THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY AND THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY.
 SB832TO CREATE A CENTER FOR WORKFORCE INNOVATION AND STRATEGIC ECONOMIC PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS.
 SB929TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS AND QUALITY; TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF ACT 1467 OF 2003.
 SB930TO ESTABLISH THE FAIR DISMISSAL ACT FOR EMPLOYEES AT STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
 SR15TO COMMEND ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY, INC., FOR ITS SERVICE WORK AND CONTRIBUTIONS TO ITS COMMUNITIES; AND TO DESIGNATE MARCH 12, 2015, AS ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA DAY AT THE ARKANSAS STATE CAPITOL.
 SR26TO SUPPORT INCREASING DIVERSITY IN CLINICAL TRIAL PARTICIPATION.
CoSponsor
 HB1954
Act 1068
TO CREATE THE STATE OF ARKANSAS WORKFORCE RETENTION TASK FORCE; TO STUDY AND EVALUATE THE WAYS STATE AGENCIES COULD INCREASE EMPLOYEE RETENTION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB229TO PROTECT THE RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES GRANTED UNDER THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION AND THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB374TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING TESTING AND ASSESSMENTS USED IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
 SB4
Act 374
CONCERNING TERMINALLY ILL PATIENT ACCESS TO INVESTIGATIONAL DRUGS, BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS, OR DEVICES; AND TO CREATE THE RIGHT TO TRY ACT.
 SB6
Act 22
TO CREATE THE MIDDLE CLASS TAX RELIEF ACT OF 2015; TO AMEND THE INCOME TAX RATES AND BRACKETS FOR INDIVIDUALS, TRUSTS, AND ESTATES; TO AMEND THE INCOME TAX ON CAPITAL GAINS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB695TO AMEND THE DISTRIBUTION OF CERTAIN FEES, PENALTIES, AND FINES RELATING TO ELECTRONIC GAMES OF SKILL; TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR LAND-GRANT MATCH PAYMENTS FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT PINE BLUFF; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB709
Act 674
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES - 12TH STREET HEALTH & WELLNESS CENTER GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB942TO ESTABLISH A CITIZENS' REVIEW BOARD ON POLICING PRACTICES.
 SB975
Act 975
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE FREE EXERCISE OF RELIGION; TO ENACT THE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM RESTORATION ACT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB982
Act 1010
TO IMPROVE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM; AND TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE OVERSIGHT OF COMMITMENT REDUCTION SERVICES.
 SB995
Act 920
TO REQUIRE CERTAIN STATE AGENCIES TO COOPERATE WITH PROFESSIONAL ENTITIES; AND TO ASSESS THE NEED FOR PROFESSIONALS WITH SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS WHO CAN RENDER SPECIALIZED SERVICES TO UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES.
 SMR1IN RESPECTFUL MEMORY OF SENATOR DAVID W. WYATT AND IN RECOGNITION OF HIS MANY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AND HIS LOCAL COMMUNITY.
 SR16TO RECOGNIZE BETTY FLANAGAN BUMPERS FOR HER WORK TO PROMOTE CHILDHOOD IMMUNIZATION; AND TO ENCOURAGE ARKANSAS FAMILIES TO CONSIDER SERIOUSLY THE IMPORTANCE OF CHILDHOOD IMMUNIZATION.
 SR2TO CONGRATULATE VICTORIA ALEXANDRA MALOCH FOR HER ELECTION TO THE 2014-2015 NATIONAL FFA OFFICER TEAM AS NATIONAL SECRETARY AND THE FIRST FEMALE NATIONAL FFA OFFICER FROM ARKANSAS.