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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: 5
Seniority:
5
Occupation: Retired Educator, Professional Consultant
Occupation:
Retired Educator, Professional Consultant
Church Affiliation: Baptist
Church Affiliation:
Baptist
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: LRSB President, AEA President, NEA Exe. Committee,, Democratic Black Caucus; House 2003, 2005, 2007, Senate 2011, 2013, 2015
Public Service:
LRSB President, AEA President, NEA Exe. Committee, , Democratic Black Caucus; House 2003, 2005, 2007, Senate 2011, 2013, 2015


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO 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.
TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE PUBLIC EDUCATION SCHOOL SYSTEM; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
TO AUTHORIZE THE INSTALLATION AND USE OF DISTRIBUTED GENERATION OF ELECTRICITY; AND TO PROVIDE FOR OVERSIGHT BY THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION.
TO EXPAND PUBLIC ACCESS TO AUTO-INJECTABLE EPINEPHRINE; AND TO EXPAND IMMUNITY TO INCLUDE AN AUTHORIZED ENTITY THAT PROVIDES PRESCRIBED AUTO-INJECTABLE EPINEPHRINE.
CONCERNING THE VERIFICATION THAT A FIREARM BEING SOLD THAT HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY OWNED IS NOT STOLEN.
TO PRESERVE AND PROTECT A LANDOWNER'S BOUNDARIES; TO IMPROVE THE REMEDIES FOR EJECTMENT ACTIONS.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE PULASKI TECHNICAL COLLEGE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF CAREER EDUCATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES 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 - ARKANSAS STATE LIBRARY - GRANTS FOR LIBRARIES AND THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ARKANSAS HISTORY AND CULTURE PROJECT GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - CRIMINAL JUSTICE INSTITUTE APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2015-2016 FISCAL YEAR.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT PINE BLUFF GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS 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 BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - TRANSFER AND GRANTS 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 - HOUSING FOR THE HOMELESS 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 CHILD CARE AND EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION - PEDIATRIC EARLY LITERACY PROGRAM GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS HERITAGE - MARITIME MUSEUM GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION - CONNECT ARKANSAS PROJECT GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO 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.
TO CREATE A CENTER FOR WORKFORCE INNOVATION AND STRATEGIC ECONOMIC PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS.
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS AND QUALITY; TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF ACT 1467 OF 2003.
TO ESTABLISH THE FAIR DISMISSAL ACT FOR EMPLOYEES AT STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
TO 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.
TO SUPPORT INCREASING DIVERSITY IN CLINICAL TRIAL PARTICIPATION.
CoSponsor
TO ALLOW PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE STATEWIDE TRANSFER AGREEMENT.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - POSITIVE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO 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.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING REIMBURSABLE EXPENSES, PER DIEM, AND MILEAGE COMPENSATION FOR MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
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.
TO CREATE A UNIFORM DATA COLLECTION SYSTEM TO LOCATE VETERANS IN ARKANSAS TO ENSURE APPROPRIATE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED FOR VETERANS AND MILITARY FAMILIES.
TO PROTECT THE RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES GRANTED UNDER THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION AND THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING TESTING AND ASSESSMENTS USED IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
CONCERNING TERMINALLY ILL PATIENT ACCESS TO INVESTIGATIONAL DRUGS, BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS, OR DEVICES; AND TO CREATE THE RIGHT TO TRY ACT.
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.
TO 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.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES - 12TH STREET HEALTH & WELLNESS CENTER GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO ESTABLISH A CITIZENS' REVIEW BOARD ON POLICING PRACTICES.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE FREE EXERCISE OF RELIGION; TO ENACT THE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM RESTORATION ACT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO IMPROVE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM; AND TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE OVERSIGHT OF COMMITMENT REDUCTION SERVICES.
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.
IN RESPECTFUL MEMORY OF SENATOR DAVID W. WYATT AND IN RECOGNITION OF HIS MANY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AND HIS LOCAL COMMUNITY.
TO RECOGNIZE BETTY FLANAGAN BUMPERS FOR HER WORK TO PROMOTE CHILDHOOD IMMUNIZATION; AND TO ENCOURAGE ARKANSAS FAMILIES TO CONSIDER SERIOUSLY THE IMPORTANCE OF CHILDHOOD IMMUNIZATION.
TO 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.

Committees

Committees