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Senator Linda Chesterfield (D)

12 Keo Drive, Little Rock, 72206

Senator Linda Chesterfield (D)
Phone: 501-888-1859
Phone:
District: 30
District:
30
Seniority: 9
Seniority:
9
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 MAKE POLLING SITES EASILY ACCESSIBLE TO ALL CITIZENS; TO INCREASE VOTER TURNOUT; AND TO ALLOW POLLING SITES TO BE DESIGNATED AT RETAIL STORES.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING VOTER IDENTIFICATION CARDS; AND TO REQUIRE MAGNETIC STRIPS ON VOTER IDENTIFICATION CARDS.
TO 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.
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.
TO REQUIRE SUPERVISOR APPROVAL FOR CIVILIAN PASSENGERS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT PATROL VEHICLES.
TO 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.
REQUIRE 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.
TO EVALUATE THE IMPACT OF SCHOOL DISCIPLINE ON STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT.
CONCERNING THE ACCESS TO RESTROOM FACILITIES LOCATED IN PUBLIC PLACES BY PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - ARKANSAS RESEARCH AND EDUCATION OPTICAL NETWORK GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES LAW; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - ARCHEOLOGICAL SURVEY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO ALLOW APPLICANTS FOR NURSING LICENSURE TO DETERMINE ELIGIBILITY TO SIT FOR A LICENSING EXAMINATION BEFORE ENTERING A NURSING PROGRAM.
AN ACT FOR THE PULASKI TECHNICAL COLLEGE PROJECTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - TRANSITIONAL LIVING SHELTER GRANT GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF COMMUNITY SERVICE AND NONPROFIT SUPPORT - COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES SERVICES - TRANSITIONAL LIVING SHELTER GRANT GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF AGING AND ADULT SERVICES - MEALS ON WHEELS GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - TREATMENT PROGRAM GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES - JOB COUNSELING AND WORKFORCE READINESS TRAINING GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT PINE BLUFF - LITERACY SERVICES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - FAYETTEVILLE EDUCATIONAL 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 CHILD CARE AND EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION - PEDIATRIC EARLY LITERACY PROGRAM GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - HOUSING FOR THE HOMELESS GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - ARKANSAS STATE LIBRARY - GRANTS FOR LIBRARIES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
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.
TO REQUIRE FULL PAYMENT OF PREPAID FUNERAL BENEFITS FUNDED BY A LIFE INSURANCE POLICY.
TO ALLOW FOSTER CARE BOARD PAYMENTS AND ADOPTION SUBSIDIES TO BE MADE BY ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER DIRECT DEPOSIT.
TO AMEND THE MINORITY BUSINESS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACT.
CONCERNING CONTRACTS BETWEEN THE DIVISION OF YOUTH SERVICES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES AND COMMUNITY-BASED PROVIDERS.
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).
CONCERNING 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.
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.
COMMENDING ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY, INC., FOR ITS SERVICE WORK AND CONTRIBUTIONS TO ITS COMMUNITIES.
CoSponsor
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.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES - ADULT SICKLE CELL CLINICAL NETWORK MATCHING FUNDS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
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.
TO PROVIDE FOR A TYPE 3 TRANSFER OF THE WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (WAP); AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE FIREWORKS LAWS; AND TO CLARIFY AND MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO THE FIREWORKS LAWS.
CONCERNING THE SALE, PURCHASE, OR TRANSFER OF SCRAP METAL; CONCERNING WHO MAY OR MAY NOT ENTER INTO SCRAP METAL TRANSACTIONS; AND CONCERNING PENALTIES.
COMMENDING THE NORTH LITTLE ROCK HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM FOR WINNING THE 7A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP AND THE 7A/6A EAST CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP.
TO AMEND AMENDMENT 82 TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION CONCERNING OBLIGATION BONDS FOR LARGE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS.
TO ESTABLISH THE WHOLE CHILD - WHOLE COMMUNITY RECOGNITION PROGRAM.
TO ENSURE THAT CHILDREN WITH DYSLEXIA HAVE THEIR NEEDS MET BY THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM.
TO RE-CREATE THE STATE BOARD OF COSMETOLOGY; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
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.
TO ESTABLISH THE ADVANCED PLACEMENT TRAINING AND INCENTIVE PROGRAM.
AN ACT FOR THE PULASKI TECHNICAL COLLEGE - LITTLE ROCK - WEST SITE DEFERRED MAINTENANCE PROJECTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - COMMUNITY-BASED PROGRAM GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY - ARKANSAS HOUSING TRUST FUND ADVISORY COMMITTEE APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2013-2014 FISCAL YEAR.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK - NANOTECHNOLOGY CENTER GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING EMINENT DOMAIN; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
CONCERNING REPORTS FOR SALES AND USE TAXES.
TO 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.
COMMENDING 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.

Committees

Committees