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Representative Linda Chesterfield (D)

12 Keo Drive, Little Rock, 72206

Representative Linda Chesterfield (D)
Phone: 501-888-1859
Phone:
District: 36
District:
36
Seniority: 2
Seniority:
2
Occupation: Retired Educator, Professional Consultant
Occupation:
Retired Educator, Professional Consultant
Church Affiliation: Methodist-Episcopal
Church Affiliation:
Methodist-Episcopal
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: LR School Board President; AEA President; NEA Exeucutive Committee; President, Democratic Black Caucus; House 2003, 2005, 2007
Public Service:
LR School Board President; AEA President; NEA Exeucutive Committee; President, Democratic Black Caucus; House 2003, 2005, 2007


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
AN ACT TO IMPROVE THE COLLEGE REMEDIATION RATE AND ENSURE A GENERAL, SUITABLE, AND EFFICIENT SYSTEM OF COLLEGE AND WORKFORCE READINESS FOR ALL STUDENTS.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS HERITAGE GRANTS FOR RENOVATION, RESTORATION AND IMPROVMENTS TO VARIOUS HISTORICAL BUILDINGS AND SITES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES - GRANTS TO CITIES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES SERVICES - STATE ASSISTANCE TO GAINES HOUSE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - ARKANSAS MINORITY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - PROVIDING ONE-TIME BONUSES TO QUALIFIED CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - IMPROVEMENTS FOR MULTIPURPOSE CIVIC CENTERS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO PROVIDE BONUSES FOR HIGHLY QUALIFIED PARAPROFESSIONALS WHO OBTAIN ASSOCIATE DEGREES OR COMPLETE SIXTY (60) HOURS OF COURSE WORK AT AN INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF CHILDREN IN KINDERGARTEN THROUGH GRADE TWELVE (K-12) BY REQUIRING THAT A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK BE PERFORMED ON EACH PERSON WHO IS WORKING ON THE SCHOOL GROUNDS.
TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF SCHOOL CHILDREN BY REQUIRING CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR ALL PERSONS WHO WORK ON SCHOOL GROUNDS.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEE FAIR HEARING ACT.
TO AUTHORIZE THE CREATION AND USE OF MOBILE LEARNING CENTERS TO ENSURE THAT EACH CHILD HAS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY TO AN ADEQUATE EDUCATION.
TO CREATE THE SPOUSAL ABUSE SAFETY PLAN ACT FOR EDUCATION AND TRAINING ON THE PREVENTION OF AND INTERVENTION IN SPOUSAL ABUSE.
AN ACT TO PROMOTE AND ENSURE ACCOUNTABILITY FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS INVOLVED IN DESEGREGATION LITIGATION.
TO LIMIT THE NUMBER OF CONSECUTIVE HOURS THAT A SCHOOL BUS DRIVER MAY WORK.
TO RECOGNIZE DELTA SIGMA THETA, INC., A PRIVATE ORGANIZATION THAT PROVIDES SERVICES TO PROMOTE HUMAN WELFARE.
CoSponsor
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 8-6-412 TO GIVE CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS THE POWER TO ENFORCE LAWS GOVERNING DISCARDED ITEMS ON PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PROPERTY.
TO ALLOW MILITARY OFFICERS OF THE ARMED SERVICES TO RECEIVE THE SAME INCOME TAX EXEMPTION AS ENLISTED PERSONNEL OF THE ARMED SERVICES.
EXTENDING THE PERIOD OF AN ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM EARNINGS LIMITATION WAIVER.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS INFORMATION READING SERVICES FOR THE BLIND WITHIN THE DIVISION OF STATE SERVICES FOR THE BLIND OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
TO PROVIDE AN INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR LOW-INCOME TAXPAYERS IN ORDER TO PROVIDE GROCERY TAX RELIEF.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS ALTERNATIVE FUELS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM AND THE ARKANSAS ALTERNATIVE FUELS DEVELOPMENT FUND AND TO REPEAL OBSOLETE SECTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE RELATED TO ALTERNATIVE FUELS AND WEATHERIZATION.
TO REDUCE THE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON NATURAL GAS AND ELECTRICITY USED OR CONSUMED IN MANUFACTURING IN THIS STATE.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE TASKFORCE FOR THE STUDY OF THE HOMELESS.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE INCOME TAX RELIEF FOR LOW INCOME TAXPAYERS.
TO MINIMIZE THE SPREAD OF THE COMMUNICABLE DISEASE OF HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS (HIV) CARRIED BY INMATES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION AND TO REQUIRE TESTING OR SCREENING.
TO FURTHER DEFINE THE ACT OF VOYEURISM.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT PINE BLUFF - AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH AND EXTENSION PROGRAM - GENERAL IMPROVEMENT.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE MOBILE LEARNING COMMISSION.
TO ENSURE THAT PUBLIC EMPLOYEE AND GOVERNMENT DISPUTES CAN BE RESOLVED USING DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCESSES.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING ACT OF 2003 AND TO ENSURE THAT EVERY PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THE STATE RECEIVES THE FULL AMOUNT OF FOUNDATION FUNDING.
TO REVISE THE REGIONAL MOBILITY AUTHORITY ACT.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES - NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE EDUCATION - SMALL MINORITY CONTRACTORS SURETY BONDING AND MENTOR PROTEGEE TRAINING PILOT PROGRAM GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF SENIOR CITIZEN CENTERS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - GRANTS TO FIRE DEPARTMENTS APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2007-2009 BIENNIUM.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - CITIES AND COUNTIES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE OFFICE OF THE TREASURER OF STATE - COUNTY AID AND MUNICIPAL AID APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT - HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENTS AND MAINTENANCE APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO FINANCE HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION AND TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL COUNTY AID AND MUNCIPAL AID.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES - ARKANSAS CHILD ABUSE/RAPE/DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COMMISSION - STATEWIDE GRANTS TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTERS APPROPRIATION.
TO CREATE A GRANDPARENT PREVENTIVE CARE SUBSIDY PROGRAM IN THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO MONITOR COMPLIANCE WITH THE FREE TEXTBOOK ACT.
AN ACT TO ENSURE BETTER UTILIZATION AND COORDINATION OF THE STATE S BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE RESOURCES DEVOTED TO SERVING CHILDREN, YOUTH AND THEIR FAMILIES.
THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM FACILITY ACT: TO ENSURE THAT THE FACILITIES TO WHICH CHILDREN ARE COMMITTED IN THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM ARE SUFFICIENTLY SAFE AND SECURE.
AN ACT TO PROTECT WOMEN WHO BREAST-FEED CHILDREN AND TO CREATE A CAUSE OF ACTION TO PREVENT INTERFERENCE WITH THE BREASTFEEDING OF A CHILD.
TO ESTABLISH THE GOVERNOR S COMMISSION ON GLOBAL WARMING; TO DIRECT THE COMMISSION TO STUDY ISSUES RELATED TO GLOBAL WARMING; AND TO ESTABLISH A GLOBAL WARMING POLLUTANT REDUCTION GOAL AND COMPREHENSIVE STRATEGIC PLAN.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE COMMISSION ON CLOSING THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP IN ARKANSAS TO PROVIDE TRAINING FOR COMMISSION MEMBERS.
AN ACT TO CREATE AN ARKANSAS HIV-AIDS MINORITY TASKFORCE AND TO COORDINATE STATEWIDE EFFORTS TO COMBAT THE DEBILITATING EFFECTS OF HIV-AIDS ON MINORITY ARKANSANS.
TO AUTHORIZE AN ELECTION IN A MUNICIPALITY WITH A CITY MANAGER FORM OF GOVERNMENT TO INCREASE THE AUTHORITY OF THE MAYOR.
THE INCOME TAX PLEDGE ACT 0F 2007.
IN RESPECTFUL MEMORY OF MR. JOHN A. EASON AND IN RECOGNITION OF HIS CONTRIBUTION TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
ENCOURAGING STUDENTS AND FACULTY IN THE STATE S COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES TO PROMOTE INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION TO ENSURE THAT STUDENTS AND FUTURE LEADERS ARE PREPARED TO MEET THE CHALLENGES OF A GLOBAL SOCIETY.
RATIFYING THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION PROVIDING THAT EQUALITY OF RIGHTS UNDER THE LAW SHALL NOT BE DENIED OR ABRIDGED BY THE UNITED STATES OR ANY STATE ON ACCOUNT OF SEX.
TO COMMEMORATE DAISY GATSON BATES ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2007.
CoSponsor for Senate
TO AMEND THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON FOOD AND FOOD INGREDIENTS.
AN ACT TO MAKE NURSING HOME STAFF POSTING AND RECORD-KEEPING CONSISTENT WITH FEDERAL LAW.
AN ACT TO GRANT CITIES AND TOWNS ADDITIONAL TOOLS TO DEAL WITH CRIMINAL, NUISANCE, AND VACANT PROPERTIES.
AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS STATUTES PERTAINING TO TAX DELINQUENT PROPERTY.
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE COMMISSIONER OF STATE LANDS TO NEGOTIATE SALES NO SOONER THAN THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE FIRST ATTEMPT TO SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 26-37- 203 AND 26-37-209 TO MODIFY THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR CHALLENGING CONVEYANCES BY THE COMMISSIONER OF STATE LANDS.
THE ARKANSAS LAND BANK ACT.
AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS QUIET TITLE STATUTES; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE UAMS CANCER RESEARCH CENTER MATCHING FUND.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES - TRUCKING, TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS FIELDS TUITION FORGIVENESS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
IN RESPECTFUL MEMORY OF DR. JERRY DONAL JEWELL AND IN RECOGNITION OF HIS MANY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AND HIS LOCAL COMMUNITY.
IN RESPECTFUL MEMORY OF HENRY WILKINS III AND IN RECOGNITION OF HIS MANY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AND HIS LOCAL COMMUNITY.
ENCOURAGING THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME TO ADD THE BROWNS TO ITS MEMBERSHIP.
CONCERNING THE REAUTHORIZATION OF THE STATE CHILDREN S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM.

Committees

Committees