Senator Linda Chesterfield (D)

12 Keo Drive, Little Rock, 72206

Senator Linda Chesterfield (D)
Phone: 501-888-1859
Phone:
District: 30
District:
30
Seniority: 4
Seniority:
4
Occupation: Retired Educator, Professional Consultant
Occupation:
Retired Educator, Professional Consultant
Church Affiliation: Baptist
Church Affiliation:
Baptist
Veteran: No
Veteran:
No
Public Service: LRSB President, AEA President, NEA Exe. Committee, Democratic Black Caucus; House 2003, 2005, 2007; Senate 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021
Public Service:
LRSB President, AEA President, NEA Exe. Committee, Democratic Black Caucus; House 2003, 2005, 2007; Senate 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
REQUIRING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE MEDICAL MARIJUANA ADVISORY SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TO PROVIDE ADVICE RELATED TO ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION, AMENDMENT 98.
PROHIBITING THE DENIAL OF MEDICAL CARE TO A PERSON IN CUSTODY; TO PROVIDE FOR CIVIL AND CRIMINAL ACTIONS FOR DENYING MEDICAL CARE TO A PERSON IN CUSTODY; AND TO REQUIRE TRAINING.
TO DEEM A PRIVATE, NONPROFIT TWO-YEAR OR FOUR-YEAR INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION AN APPROVED INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION UNDER THE ARKANSAS FUTURE GRANT PROGRAM.
TO REQUIRE A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT TO TAKE A CIVICS EDUCATION COURSE FOR TWO (2) FULL SEMESTERS WITHIN THE SAME ACADEMIC YEAR IN ORDER TO GRADUATE.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - DIVISION OF HIGHER EDUCATION - HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES GRANTS AND EXPENSES APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2021-2022 FISCAL YEAR.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - DIVISION OF HIGHER EDUCATION - HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES GRANTS AND EXPENSES APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2021-2022 FISCAL YEAR.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - ACADEMIC TRAINING GRANT APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2021-2022 FISCAL YEAR.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE STATE HIGHWAY COMMISSION EMPLOYEE'S OATH OF OFFICE.
TO AUTHORIZE VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION FOR BARBER SCHOOLS AND COSMETOLOGICAL SCHOOLS.
TO AMEND THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT REQUIREMENT CONCERNING TEEN SUICIDE AWARENESS AND PREVENTION; AND TO REQUIRE PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO DEVELOP PROCEDURES CONCERNING MENTAL HEALTH, SUBSTANCE ABUSE, AND SUICIDE PREVENTION.
TO RECOGNIZE "BROADWAY JOE" BOOKER FOR HIS EFFORTS IN ENCOURAGING ARKANSANS TO RECEIVE THE CORONAVIRUS 2019 (COVID-19) VACCINE AND FOR HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH DURING THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2021.
TO PROCLAIM MARCH 2021 WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH IN ARKANSAS.
TO COMMEND ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY, INC., FOR ITS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE COMMUNITY AND TO DESIGNATE MARCH 24, 2021, AS ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA DAY.
TO CONGRATULATE MILLS UNIVERSITY STUDIES HIGH SCHOOL FOR WINNING THE CLASS 4A BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP.
Primary Sponsor for House
TO INCLUDE CERTAIN ARKANSAS CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS IN THE TEACHING MATERIALS REGARDING AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY IN A PUBLIC SCHOOL.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING OCCUPATIONAL CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS; AND TO ENSURE THAT LICENSEES WHO WERE LICENSED PRIOR TO THE ENACTMENT OF ACTS 2019, NO. 990, ARE ALLOWED TO MAINTAIN THEIR LICENSES.
TO REQUIRE ELECTRIC UTILITIES TO HAVE AN EMERGENCY PLAN IN PLACE DURING CERTAIN WEATHER EVENTS; AND TO REQUIRE AN ELECTRIC UTILITY TO DIRECTLY NOTIFY LOCAL GOVERNMENTS OF CERTAIN EMERGENCY MEASURES TO REDUCE ENERGY CONSUMPTION.
CONCERNING THE RELEASE FROM CUSTODY OF A PERSON ON BAIL OR BY THE ISSUANCE OF A CITATION.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING WAREHOUSE FACILITIES AND MUNICIPAL PORT AUTHORITIES.
TO REGULATE THE LENGTH OF A RAILROAD TRAIN OPERATED ON A MAIN LINE OR BRANCH LINE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO EXEMPT BARBERS FROM LICENSING RESTRICTIONS BASED ON CRIMINAL RECORDS.
CoSponsor
TO AMEND THE NAME OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY; TO ABOLISH THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF HENDERSON STATE UNIVERSITY; TO AMEND THE BOARD OF ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY MEMBERS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE REQUIREMENT THAT AN ADDITIONAL REGISTRATION FEE BE PAID FOR ELECTRIC AND HYBRID VEHICLES; AND TO REPEAL THE ADDITIONAL FEE FOR THE REGISTRATION OF HYBRID VEHICLES.
CONCERNING FUNDING BASED ON THE AVERAGE DAILY MEMBERSHIP OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT OR OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO EXEMPT UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION BENEFITS FROM INCOME TAX DURING A CERTAIN TIME PERIOD; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
CREATING A SENTENCE ENHANCEMENT FOR CERTAIN OFFENSES COMMITTED AGAINST A PERSON DUE TO THE PERSON'S ATTRIBUTES; AND TO REQUIRE AN ANNUAL REPORT CONCERNING THE COMMISSION OF HATE CRIMES IN ARKANSAS.
TO ESTABLISH THE CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL BE RETURNED TO LOCAL CONTROL.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE UNIFORM ATTENDANCE AND LEAVE POLICY ACT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE LAW WITH RESPECT TO BASIC ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR AWARDS GRANTED UNDER THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM — PART 2.
TO CREATE THE CRIMINAL OFFENSES OF FERTILITY TREATMENT ABUSE AND FERTILITY TREATMENT FRAUD; AND TO CREATE THE CIVIL ACTION OF CIVIL FERTILITY FRAUD.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS LEGISLATIVE ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY BOOT CAMP.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS TUTORING CORPS ACT; TO SUPPORT THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A SUSTAINABLE TUTORING PROGRAM IN RESPONSE TO LEARNING LOSS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO CREATE THE CLIMATE REGULATORY ARKANSAS PLUMBING ACT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO CREATE THE UNIFY ARKANSAS COMMISSION; TO ESTABLISH THE OFFICIAL OBSERVANCE OF THE NATIONAL DAY OF RACIAL HEALING IN THE STATE; AND TO ENCOURAGE THE CREATION OF A COMMUNITY REMEMBRANCE COMMITTEE IN EACH COUNTY.
TO REQUIRE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO PREPARE REPORTS FOR THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.
CONCERNING THE FEDERAL DECENNIAL CENSUS AND THE BOUNDARIES OF CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS.
CONCERNING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE FOUR CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS IN ARKANSAS BASED UPON THE MOST RECENT CENSUS DATA.
TO REMEMBER SENATOR JIM ARGUE AND TO RECOGNIZE HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AND HIS LOCAL COMMUNITY.
TO REMEMBER PAUL GREENBERG AND HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
TO RECOGNIZE THE NORTH LITTLE ROCK BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM AS THE CLASS 6A STATE CHAMPIONS.
CoSponsor for House
CREATING A SENTENCE ENHANCEMENT FOR CERTAIN OFFENSES COMMITTED AGAINST A PERSON DUE TO THE PERSON'S ATTRIBUTES; AND TO REQUIRE AN ANNUAL REPORT CONCERNING THE COMMISSION OF HATE CRIMES IN ARKANSAS.
TO ESTABLISH THE EVERY ARKANSAN RETIREMENT PLAN OPPORTUNITY ACT.
TO PROVIDE FOR THE TAX TREATMENT OF CERTAIN LOANS, PAYMENTS, AND EXPENSES RELATED TO CORONAVIRUS 2019 (COVID-19) RELIEF PROGRAMS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO CREATE THE RAILROAD MODERNIZATION ACT OF 2021; AND TO ALLOW AN INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR CERTAIN RAILROAD TRACK MAINTENANCE EXPENDITURES.
TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS FAIRNESS IN COST SHARING ACT.
TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS STUDENT-ATHLETE PUBLICITY RIGHTS ACT.
TO CREATE THE LOGGING AND WOOD FIBER TRANSPORTATION JOB CREATION INCENTIVE ACT; AND TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS WOOD ENERGY PRODUCTS AND FOREST MAINTENANCE INCOME TAX CREDIT.
TO MODERNIZE AND STRENGTHEN NURSING FACILITY STAFFING STANDARDS AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.
TO CREATE THE CLIMATE REGULATORY ARKANSAS PLUMBING ACT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO ESTABLISH THE CREATING A RESPECTFUL AND OPEN WORLD FOR NATURAL HAIR (CROWN) ACT.
TO SPECIFY CERTAIN OWNERSHIP REQUIREMENTS IN ORDER TO OBTAIN A PHARMACY PERMIT.
AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION TO REPEAL THE EXCEPTION TO THE PROHIBITION OF SLAVERY AND INVOLUNTARY SERVITUDE.

Committees

Committees