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Senator Linda Chesterfield (D)

12 Keo Drive, Little Rock, 72206

Senator Linda Chesterfield (D)
Phone: 501-888-1859
Phone:
District: 34
District:
34
Seniority: 23
Seniority:
23
Occupation: Retired Educator, Professional Consultant
Occupation:
Retired Educator, Professional Consultant
Church Affiliation: Methodist-Episcopal
Church Affiliation:
Methodist-Episcopal
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: LRSB President, AEA President, NEA Exe. Committee,, Democratic Black Caucus; House 2003, 2005, 2007, Senate 2011
Public Service:
LRSB President, AEA President, NEA Exe. Committee, , Democratic Black Caucus; House 2003, 2005, 2007, Senate 2011


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO CREATE THE COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN.
TO ESTABLISH THE CRIME OF CYBERBULLYING.
TO AMEND THE PROCESS FOR EVALUATING ARKANSAS PRESCHOOL AND PREKINDERGARTEN PROGRAMS.
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.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - CLINTON SCHOOL OF PUBLIC SERVICE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT PINE BLUFF - LITERACY SERVICES, TUTORING AND ADULT EDUCATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - TREATMENT PROGRAMS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF AGING AND ADULT SERVICES - MEALS ON WHEELS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION FOR COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE PULASKI TECHNICAL COLLEGE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES - COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT GRANT PROGRAMS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF CAREER EDUCATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES FOR GRANTS FOR MUSEUMS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE PULASKI TECHNICAL COLLEGE - STUDENT SUCCESS CENTERS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES - PROJECT GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION - PROJECT GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE PULASKI TECHNICAL COLLEGE - STUDENT SUCCESS CENTERS OPERATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES SERVICES - TRANSITIONAL LIVING SHELTER GRANT GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE ANNUAL SCHOOL PERFORMANCE REPORT REQUIREMENTS.
AN 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.
CONCERNING VOLUNTEERS IN A MUNICIPALITY WITH A CITY MANAGER FORM OF GOVERNMENT AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO COMMEMORATE DAISY GATSON BATES ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2011.
COMMENDING ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY FOR ITS SERVICE WORK AND CONTRIBUTIONS TO ITS COMMUNITIES.
CoSponsor
TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INCOME TAX RELIEF TO HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD TAXPAYERS WITH TWO (2) OR MORE DEPENDENTS.
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.
TO CLARIFY THE AUTHORITY OF THE CAPITOL ZONING DISTRICT COMMISSION.
TO CONFORM THE SALVAGE AUCTION BUYER'S IDENTIFICATION CARD LAW TO THE COMMERCE CLAUSE OF ARTICLE 1, § 8 OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT PINE BLUFF - SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATHEMATICS (STEM) ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT PROGRAM GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT PINE BLUFF - PLANT SCIENCE RESEARCH AND TEACHING FACILITIES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO ESTABLISH THE CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS IN ARKANSAS BASED UPON THE 2010 FEDERAL DECENNIAL CENSUS.
CONCERNING THE COLLECTION OF DATA FROM POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS OF THE STATE ON ISSUES PERTAINING TO THE STATUS OF CERTAIN GROUPS.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS ACCELERATION FUND WITHIN THE ARKANSAS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AUTHORITY AND TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS ACCELERATION FUND COMMITTEE.
TO AMEND SEVERAL PROVISIONS OF THE LAW CONCERNING MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
AN ACT TO REQUIRE A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA, A GED, OR ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES TOWARD A GED WHILE RECEIVING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS.
TO DEFINE THE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE DIVISION OF YOUTH SERVICES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES AND THE DYS CONTRACT COMMUNITY-BASED YOUTH SERVICES PROVIDERS.
TO AMEND THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON FOOD AND FOOD INGREDIENTS AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE PENALTIES FOR FAILURE TO APPEAR AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO CREATE THE OFFENSE OF PROVOKING A PERSON TO VIOLATE AN ORDER OF PROTECTION AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
AN ACT TO CREATE CRIMINAL PENALTIES FOR DISCLOSURE OF RECORDS OF A CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY CENTER.
AN ACT TO LIMIT FORENSIC EXAMINATIONS OF ALLEGEDLY ABUSED CHILDREN TO CHILD SAFETY CENTERS.
AN ACT TO EXTEND THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS ON SEXUAL OFFENSES.
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE PARENTAL MONITORS ON SCHOOL BUSES.
AN ACT TO REQUIRE EACH COUNTY COURTHOUSE TO PROVIDE FOR CLOSED-CIRCUIT TELEVISION BROADCAST OF CHILD TESTIMONY IN CHILD MALTREATMENT CASES.
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.
AN ACT TO EXPEDITE DNA ANALYSIS IN CASES OF ALLEGED CHILD ABUSE AND CHILD MALTREATMENT.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE CRIMINAL PENALTIES FOR UNLAWFUL DISCLOSURE OF INTERVIEW INFORMATION FROM A CHILD SAFETY CENTER OR CHILD ADVOCACY CENTER.
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.
AN ACT TO INCREASE THE PENALTY FOR EXPOSING A CHILD TO PORTRAYALS OF LIVE OR RECORDED SEX ACTS.
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.
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.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN WATER SYSTEMS TO MAINTAIN A LEVEL OF FLUORIDE TO PREVENT TOOTH DECAY.
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.
REGARDING SUBSTANCES IN SCHEDULE I AND SCHEDULE VI AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK - NANOTECHNOLOGY CENTER APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2011-2012 FISCAL YEAR.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT PINE BLUFF - PLANT SCIENCE RESEARCH AND TEACHING FACILITIES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO PROVIDE A SALES AND USE TAX EXEMPTION FOR THE ARKANSAS BLACK HALL OF FAME FOUNDATION, INC.
TO REGULATE THE ISSUANCE OF A BROKER'S PRICE OPINION BY A REAL ESTATE LICENSEE.
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.
TO ENHANCE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF SCHOOL DISTRICT PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT PLANS.
TO IMPROVE PUBLIC SAFETY AND SLOW CORRECTIONS GROWTH.
CREATE 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.
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.
COMMEMORATING THE CENTENNIAL OF THE FOUNDING OF THE GIRL SCOUTS ON MARCH 12, 1912.
RECOGNIZING 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.

Committees

Committees