LEGISLATIVE REPORT

AZRRT HOW THEY VOTED REPORT – IMPORTANT OR CONTROVERSIAL BILLS – 2019 SESSION

  © Jose Borrajero   LAST UPDATED 06/11/2019

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BILL # AND SHORT TITLE WHERE DATE SPONSOR

AND/OR

WHAT THE BILL DOES

RESULTS (*)

P=PASSED

F=FAILED

FINAL DISPOSITION COMMENTS
HB2007 – ASRS; political subdivision plans; adjustments House

Third Reading

 

Senate Third Reading

02/11/2019 KAVANAUGH – Minor tweaking of retirement plans for government employees P-55-5-0

 

P-30-0-0

SIGNED BY GOVERNOR Applies sound actuarial measures, helps reduce double dipping
HB2011 – veterans; increased income tax subtraction House Third Reading 02/26/2019 GRIFFIN – Increases the maximum subtraction from Arizona gross income for veteran benefits, annuities and pensions F-25-35-0 FAILED IN HOUSE

 

 
HB2015 – school employees; statements; employer discipline House Education 02/18/2019 TOWNSEND – Prohibits a person acting on behalf of a school district or a person who aids another person acting on behalf of a school district from using school time to espouse a political ideology or religious belief unless it is germane to the class or activity. P-8-5-0 HELD IN THE HOUSE Failure of this bill sends a signal from the legislature to red4ed types that their behavior in the classroom is acceptable.
HB2019 – highway safety fee; repeal; VLT.. House Transportation 02/20/2019 LAWRENCE – Repeals ill advised 2018 tax increase F-2-5-0 KILLED IN HOUSE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE Tax reduction bill. Killed by two R’s:

THORPE (LD6)

CAMPBELL (LD1)

HB2026 – public resources; influencing elections; penalties House Third Reading 02/26/2019 KAVANAUGH – Prohibits the use of public resources to influence outcome of elections P-31-29-0 STRIKE ALL AMENDED IN SENATE APPROPRIATIONS. NOW IT DEALS WITH BRIDGE REPAIR  
HB2032 – (NOW: early ballots; tabulation period)

 

 

Senate Appropriations 04/02/2019 TOWNSEND – A person acting on behalf of a school district or charter school or a person who aids another person acting on behalf of a school district or charter school shall not use speech or curricula during school time with the intent of influencing or changing a student’s political ideology or religious belief. P-6-3-0 DIED IN SENATE  
HB2039 – federal form voter registrations; reporting Senate Third Reading

 

House Final Reading

05/27/2019 TOWNSEND – Disclose the number of voters eligible for and using the federal registration form P-17-12-1

 

P-31-29-0

SIGNED BY GOVERNOR  
HB2076 – clean elections; enforcement; early contributions House Third Reading 03/06/2019 FILLMORE – Increases the time during which early contributions may be spent. Common sense. P-59-1-0 KILLED BY STRIKE ALL AMENDMENT Only NO vote came from PETERSEN (R-LD12)
HB2109 – county transportation excise tax. House Third Reading

 

Senate

Third Reading

04/04/2019 SHOPE – Doubles the allowable transportation excise tax P-44-16-0

 

P-21-8-1

SIGNED BY GOVERNOR Eight Republicans voted in favor of increasing the county allowable transportation tax:

BURRELLI (LD5)

BROPHY-MCGEE (LD28)

CARTER (LD15)

GRAY (LD21)

LIVINGSTON (LD21)

PACE (LD25)

PRATT (LD8)

FANN (LD1)

HB2119 – school safety; reporting House Final Reading

 

Senate Third Reading

04/25/2019 BARTO – Requires school personnel to report crimes that they observe or suspect P-58-0-2

 

P-17-12-1

SIGNED BY GOVERNOR  
HB2122 – do-not-resuscitate orders; minors; parental consent Senate Third Reading

 

House Final Reading

04/24/2019 BARTO – Outlines provisions on do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders as it pertains to minors P-29-0-1

 

P-58-0-2

SIGNED BY GOVERNOR  
HB2131 – state agencies; citizen portal; access House Third Reading 02/26/2019 THORPE – Creates a website for citizens to view the personal info collected about them P-33-26-1 DIED IN SENATE Important transparency issue
HB2186 – school meals; unpaid fees

 

Strike-All amended with text from SB1217

Senate Rules Committee 04/08/2019 UDALL/CARTER – Grants special discounted tuition to DACA members, in possible blatant violation of Prop 300

Adjusts “lawful presence” requirements, to get around Prop 300

FAILED KILLED IN SENATE RULES COMMITTEE Very difficult to understand why any Republican be willing to participate in the scheme promoted by this bill. All D’s voted for it, plus 2 R’s:

BROPHY-MCGEE LD28

CARTER LD15

 

HB2187 – appropriation; K-12 rollover House Third Reading 02/11/2019 UDALL – Adjusts the amounts of rollovers to what appears to be a more workable schedule P-33-27-0 DIED IN SENATE COMMITTEE  
HB2196 – early ballots; polling place; tabulation House Elections 02/05/2019 CARROLL – May drop off early ballot at polling place if identification is verified and confirmed HELD KILLED IN HOUSE ELECTIONS COMMITTEE  
HB2318 – texting while driving; prohibition; enforcement Senate Third Reading

 

House Final Vote

04/18/2019 CAMPBELL – Prohibits the use of communication devices while driving, with some exceptions P-20-9-1

 

P-44-16-0

SIGNED BY GOVERNOR Feel good bill. Not likely to be enforced diligently.
HB2319 – HURF transfers; highway patrol; repeal House Third Reading 02/27/2019 CAMPBELL – Repeals the transfer of HURF moneys going to DPS P-59-0-1 DIED IN SENATE  
HB2320 – highway safety fee; reduction House Third Reading 03/11/2019 CAMPBELL – Limits the Highway Safety Fee to $18 P-57-3-0 DIED IN SENATE This fee (tax) should be repealed.

Bill passed on reconsideration after the Andrade amendment was tacked on, which appropriates 47 million to the AZ Highway Patrol fund.

HB2378 – adoption; child welfare; dependency House Third Reading

 

Senate Third Reading

04/26/2019 BARTO – Makes changes to the child welfare statutes. P-50-9-1

 

P28-0-2

SIGNED BY GOVERNOR  
HB2406 – public works contracts; prohibited agreements House Government 02/07/2019 SHOPE – Prohibits govt. agency from requiring that a contractor or materials supplier enter into an agreement to pay employees less than prevailing wage WITHDRAWN DIED IN HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS  
HB2428 – no-water urinals required; public buildings House Natural Resources, Energy & Water 02/19/2019 THORPE – Water saving measure. Makes sense in the desert P-11-1-0 DIED IN HOUSE RULES  
HB2466 – (NOW: civil action; assault; limitation; applicability) Senate Third Reading

 

House Final Reading

05/27/2019 BLACKMAN – Amended to increase the statute of limitation on civil cases involving juvenile sexual assaults P-29-0-1

 

P-59-0-1

SIGNED BY GOVERNOR  

Does nothing to punish perpetrators. Windfall for lawyers and insurance companies. Its enactment ended the budget hostage situation created by Boyer (LD20) and Carter (LD15)

 

HB2521 – carrying of firearms; constables House COW 02/27/2019 ROBERTS – Codifies the constables’ right to be armed for personal protection RETAINED ON CALENDAR DIED IN HOUSE COW  
HB2536 – fuel; electric cars; hybrids; taxes House Ways & Means

 

House Transportation

02/20/2019 CAMPBELL – Huge fuel tax increase P-7-3-0

 

P-6-0-0

DIED IN HOUSE RULES COMMITTEE Many R’s voted for this tax increase:

OSBORN (LD13)

TOMA (LD22)

DUNN (LD13)

CAMPBELL (LD1)

BIASIUCCI (LD5)

PAYNE (LD21)

THORPE (LD6)

HB2569 – occupational licensing; reciprocity House Third Reading

 

Senate

Third Reading

04/03/2019 PETERSEN – Establishes reciprocity for occupational and professional license or certificate holders, with exceptions P-36-24-0

 

P-18-11-1

SIGNED BY GOVERNOR  
HB2596 – public land management; sovereign immunity House Third Reading

 

Senate Third Reading

04/23/2019 FINCHEM – Extends absolute immunity to public entities for acts and omissions of its employees related to the performance of certain functions in managing public lands in specified circumstances. P-36-24-0

 

P-16-14-0

VETOED BY GOVERNOR BROPHY-MCGEE (LD28) only R to vote NO
HB2616 – registration of voters; payment; prohibition House Third Reading

 

Senate Third Reading

05/17/2019 TOWNSEND – As amended, it allows paid registrators, but it prohibits a person from receiving money based on the number of voter registration forms submitted. P-31-27-2

 

F-12-18-0

FAILED IN SENATE This bill reduces the likelihood of sloppy or fraudulent registrations. Killed when 5 R’s joined D’s:

BOYER (LD20)

BROPHY-MCGEE (LD28)

CARTER (LD15)

FARNSWORTH (LD16)

PACE (LD25)

HB2693 – misconduct involving weapons; school grounds House Third Reading

 

Senate Third Reading

04/11/2019 PETERSEN – Removes the requirement that citizens must unnecessarily handle secured firearms to unload and load P-31-27-2

 

F-15-14-1

FAILED IN SENATE Hard to understand why two R’s would vote NO on such a common sense bill, but they did:

BROPHY-MCGEE (LD28)

CARTER (LD15)

HB2696 – fetal resuscitation; repeal House Judiciary 02/20/2019 TERAN – One step closer to infanticide F-0-8-0 FAILED IN HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE GOOD RIDDANCE
HB2702 – TPT; marketplace facilitators; nexus House Ways & Means 02/20/2019 TOMA – Imposes a sales tax on internet sales. Buyer liable for tax if seller does not pay P-8-2-0 KILLED IN HOUSE RULES COMMITTEE Could be OK to level playing field between local and on line sales. But may subject buyer to double liability for the tax.
HB2703 – filing deadlines; taxable year 2018. House Ways & Means 02/20/2019 TOMA – Extends the deadline for filing state income tax because of mess created by Ducey P-7-3-0 KILLED IN HOUSE RULES COMMITTEE  
HB2759 – appropriations; direct services; referrals

 

House Third Reading

 

Senate Third Reading

05/27/2019 UDALL – Encourages healthy childbirth, support childbirth as an alternative to abortion, promote family formation, aid successful parenting and increase families’ economic self-sufficiency P-31-29-0

 

F-15-14-1

FAILED IN SENATE Family friendly bill defeated when R’s Brophy-McGee (LD28) and Carter (LD15) joined D’s in voting NO
HCR2005 – initiative; referendum; signatures; legislative districts House Elections 02/19/2019 KAVANAUGH – Forces signature gatherers to get signatures from all districts, not just a few in metropolitan areas P-6-4-0 KILLED IN HOUSE COW Phoenix is the tail that wags the state dog. When it comes to signature gathering, this would make the tail shorter and the dog heavier
HCR2022 – Article V convention; term limits House Federal Relations 02/13/2019 TOWNSEND – Calls for a con-con on US congress term limits P-7-0-0 KILLED IN HOUSE RULES COMMITTEE Awful idea. Does any one think that term limits are working as intended in AZ?
HCR2024 – TPT and use tax; education. House Education 02/18/2019 UDALL – Levies a separate 1% state TPT and use tax from and after June 30, 2021. AZ is rapidly becoming one of the most heavily taxed states P-8-4-0 KILLED IN HOUSE RULES COMMITTEE  

Another tax increase ramrodded by R’s. This time it was

SHOPE -LD8

TOWNSEND – LD16

UDALL – LD25

SB1001 – highway safety fee; repeal; VLT Senate Third Reading 02/11/2019 UGENTI-RITA – Repeals the sneaky backdoor tax increase enacted in 2018 P-24-6-0 KILLED IN THE HOUSE Only one Republican voted against SB1001, Brophy-McGee (LD28)
SB1010 – ASRS; waiting period; repeal Senate Third Reading

 

02/04/2019 LIVINGSTON – Eliminates the customary waiting period for employees to become eligible to participate in retirement plan P-30-0-0 KILLED IN HOUSE RULES COMMITTEE This bill goes against the common practice of requiring new hires to go through a waiting period before becoming eligible for participation in retirement plan.
SB1014 – English language learners; instruction; budgeting Senate Third Reading

 

House Third Reading

02/11/2019 BOYER – Same as HB2184. Expensive. Favors bilingual teaching. Discourages immersion and assimilation. Senate

P-30-0-0

 

House

P-60-0-0

SIGNED BY GOVERNOR Not in the interest of English Learners. It appears that AZ politicians have never experienced foreign language learning in a foreign country, but…

It increases need for teachers and administrators, with the resulting need for more funding

SB1016 – ASRS; ineligible contributions; unfunded liability Senate Third Reading

 

House Third Reading

04/23/2019 LIVINGSTON – When employers make ineligible contributions that cause ASRS to incur liability, that liability must be assumed by the employer P-30-0-0

 

P-59-0-1

SIGNED BY GOVERNOR  
SB1046 – early voting list; mailing ballot Senate Judiciary 01/24/2019 UGENTI-RITA – Early ballots must be mailed in. Cannot be dropped off P-4-3-0 DIED IN THE SENATE Election Integrity Bill

Makes sense. If ballots are not going to be mailed, why get them. Mail in ballots should be mailed in

SB1054 – early ballots; deficiencies; cure period House Third Reading

 

Senate Final Vote

03/27/2019 UGENTI-RITA – Establishes procedures for handling early ballots that have errors. P-59-0-1

 

P-29-0-1

SIGNED BY GOVERNOR Election Integrity Bill

This speeds up the process of vote counting

SB1072 – early voting centers; identification required Senate Third Reading

 

House Third Reading

03/18/2019 UGENTI-RITA – Common sense. Every significant transaction in our society requires the presentation of ID for proper identification. Voting should not be the exception P-17-13-0

 

P-31-27-2

SIGNED BY GOVERNOR Election Integrity Bill

Common sense. Every significant transaction in our society requires the presentation of ID for proper identification. Voting should not be the exception

SB1073 – (NOW: school district consolidations)  

House Third Reading

 

Senate Final Reading

04/16/2019 ALLEN, S – Modifies the rules under which school district consolidations occur P-53-7-0

 

P-17-13-0

SIGNED BY GOVERNOR  
SB1090 – emergency voting procedures; board action House Third Reading

 

Senate Final Reading

04/11/2019 UGENTI-RITA – Emergency voting must be limited to emergency voting. Voters must identify themselves properly and show that there really is an emergency P-31-27-2

 

P-16-13-1

SIGNED BY GOVERNOR Election Integrity Bill

Reduces voter fraud.

All D’s voted NO. Only one R joined the D’s in voting NO on this common sense bill. CARTER (LD15). Why any R would favor what Fontes did with emergency voting is beyond comprehension.

SB1134 – children’s health insurance program; appropriations Senate Health and Human Services 02/06/2019 CARTER – Removes the rule that the director stops processing new applications if the federal government does not fully fund program. P-7-1-0 KILLED IN SENATE COMMITTEES Yet another burden on the AZ tax payers. One Republican senator wisely voted NO, Allen, S
SB1141 – distracted driving Senate Third Reading

 

House Third Reading

04/18/2019 MESNARD – Prohibits a person from driving a motor vehicle while distracted P-16-13-1

 

P-21-29-0

VETOED BY GOVERNOR A more specific bill dealing with a prohibition on the operation of devices passed and was signed by governor
SB1143 – conformity; internal revenue code; rates Senate Third Reading

 

House Third Reading

01/28/2019 MESNARD – Eliminates windfall tax increase P-16-14-0

 

P-31-29-0

VETOED BY GOVERNOR Tax Relief Bill

Passed along party lines, except one R voted NO with D’s

BROPHY-MCGEE (LD28)

SB1148 – DPS; school safety; hotline Senate Transportation and Public Safety 01/30/2019 BOYER – Requires the Director of DPS to establish a Center for School Safety in the ACTIC for the purpose of operating an anonymous Safe Schools Hotline Program (Hotline). HELD KILLED IN THE SENATE TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE Bad bill, should be killed. The anonymity of the accuser and the nature of the actions to be taken raise serious questions about violations of the 4th and 6th amendments
 SB1161 – school facilities; revisions House Third Reading

 

Senate Final Reading

05/16/2019 BORRELLI – Requires the School Facilities Board (SFB) to list vacant buildings or partially used buildings that are suitable for school operations and establishes guidelines for the sale or lease of those buildings. P-46-14-0

 

P-17-9-4

SIGNED BY GOVERNOR Companion bill to 2018 bill (HB2460) that prohibits school districts from withholding sale of unused equipment or vacant buildings to charter or private schools
SB1188 – permanent early voting list Senate Third Reading 03/07/2019 UGENTI-RITA – Clean up list. Remove from PEVL voters that have not voted. They can still vote the traditional way

 

P-16-14-0 HELD IN THE HOUSE Election  Integrity Bill

Common sense tool to help prevent voter fraud. All D’s voted NO. All R’s voted YES, except CARTER (LD15) who joined D’s in voting NO

SB1191 – students; community college grants Senate Third Reading 02/27/2019 BOWIE – Throws another $15 million at education. P-30-0-0 HELD IN THE HOUSE Grant recipients must be AZ residents. But if HB1217 is enacted, illegal aliens will not have to prove lawful presence for secondary education benefits, and will therefore be eligible
SB1217 – Arizona high school graduates; tuition Senate Third Reading 02/20/2019 CARTER – Grants in-state tuition to DACA members, in possible violation of Proposition 300

Exempts Postsecondary Education from requiring that proof of lawful presence be provided as a condition to issue public benefits

P-18-12-0 DIED IN HOUSE, BUT RESURRECTED AS A STRIKE ALL AMENDMENT TO HOUSE BILL HB2186, WITH THE BLESSING OF HB2186 SPONSOR UDALL (LD25) Democrat Bill introduced by an R. All D’s voted for it, plus 5 R’s:

BROPHY-MCGEE LD28

BOYER LD20

CARTER LD15

FANN LD1

PRATT LD8

SB1234 – lieutenant governor; duties; ballot Senate COW 02/28/2019 MESNARD – Establishes the office of Lieutenant Governor and places the Lieutenant Governor as the Director of the Arizona Department of Administration (ADOA) RETAINED DIED IN SENATE COW It makes sense to have both governor and potential successor of the same party and ideology.
SB1248 – property taxes; valuation; property modifications House Third Reading

 

Senate Final Vote

02/28/2019 LEACH – Specifies how the limited property value (LPV) is calculated in situations in which property has been modified by construction, destruction or demolition. P-32-28-0

 

P-17-9-4

SIGNED BY GOVERNOR  
SB1261 – driver license voter registration; records Senate Transportation and Public Safety 02/20/2019 LIVINGSTON – One step toward cleaning up voter database. Helps prevent fraud STRIKE ALL AMENDED UNFORTUNATELY THIS GOOD BILL WAS STRIKE ALL AMENDED WITH LANGUAGE ABOUT RULES FOR LOBBYISTS

WILL NO LONGER BE TRACKED BY AZRRT

SB1292 – misconduct involving weapons; classification Senate COW 03/11/2019 GOWAN – Decreases criminal penalties for specified violations of misconduct involving weapons. RETAINED KILLED IN SENATE COW Voting for this bill should be a no-brainer. The “misconduct” here has to do with the mere possessing a weapon, not any misuse of weapon
SB1346 – (NOW: school; assessments; instruction; reporting) House Third Reading

 

Senate Final Vote

04/11/2019 ALLEN, S – As amended by SHOPE (LD8), it amends ARS 15-716 to remove language prohibiting promotion of homosexual behavior P-55-5-0

 

P-19-10-1

SIGNED BY GOVERNOR  

The SHOPE (LD8) amendment was phrased in such a manner that it allows schools to promote any kind of deviate sexual behavior they want

SB1451 – (NOW: procedures; nomination petitions; registered circulators) Senate Final Vote

 

House Final Vote

05/24/2019 LEACH – Discourages criminal activity by paid and out of state signature gatherers. Does not affect volunteer state residents P-16-10-4

 

P-31-29-0

SIGNED BY GOVERNOR Democrat bogus argument: It infringes upon constitutional rights. Does not affect volunteer state lawful residents
SB1457 – schools; improvements; turnaround plans Senate Education 02/19/2019 ALLEN S – Appears to be a good plan to improve failing schools DISCUSSED ONLY DIED IN THE SENATE Opposed by the ASBA. Why would school boards oppose a plan to turn around failing schools?
SB1457 – schools; improvements; turnaround plans Senate Education 02/12/2019 ALLEN S – Appears to be a good plan to improve failing schools NO ACTION DIED IN THE SENATE  
SB1458 – school resources; improper use; complaints Senate Education 02/19/2019 ALLEN S – School personnel may not engage in politicking while on the clock NO ACTION DIED IN THE SENATE  
SB1459 – schools; parental information; curricula Senate Education 02/19/2019 ALLEN S – Must maintain parents informed about curriculum and other issues F-4-4-0 FAILED IN SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE Killed by PACE (LD25). What is wrong with informing parents about what is going on with their children?
SB1468 – schools; suicide prevention training

 

House Third Reading

 

Senate Final Vote

05/08/2019 BOWIE – requires school districts, charter schools and Arizona teacher training programs to include suicide awareness and prevention training. P-58-0-2

 

P-28-0-2

SIGNED BY GOVERNOR Almost unanimous support from both parties. Attempts to turn teachers into psychologists.
SB1518 – appropriations; universities; resident tuition Senate Higher Education and Workforce Development 02/11/2019 CARTER – Appropriates outlined amounts each fiscal year, beginning in FY 2020, from the state General Fund (GF) to the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) to distribute to public Arizona universities for resident student tuition. Guarantees annual appropriation increases regardless of economic conditions. P-7-0-0 DIED IN SENATE COMMITTEE Sweetheart deal for universities. This appears to be a way to use our tax money to fund the additional cost of giving DACA’s in state discounted tuition rates, if the lawful presence requirement is removed via Carter’s bill SB1217
SB1523 – universities; scholarships; funding Senate Higher Education and Workforce Development 02/18/2019 CARTER –   Establishes eligibility requirements for regents scholarships. Increases the required annual appropriation from the state General Fund to the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) for the improvement, support and maintenance of ABOR institutions. Mandatory appropriation increases regardless of economic conditions HELD DIED IN SENATE COMMITTEE Sweetheart deal for universities. This bill does two things, both bad. 1) Awards scholarships based on having obtained A and B grades, not on class standing. 2) Guarantees permanently increasing University funding regardless of economic conditions
SCR1001 – education; TPT; use tax Senate Education 01/22/2019 ALLEN S. – Another huge sales tax increase “for education” on top of all the tax increases we have already suffered. When will it end? P-5-3-0 DIED IN THE SENATE All five Republicans voted for this tax increase: Brophy-McGee LD28; Gray LD21; Pace LD25; Boyer LD20; Alllen LD6. You read it right. It was not the D’s that voted for the tax increase. It was the R’s!!
SCR1008 – lieutenant governor; joint ticket House Government 03/28/2019 MESNARD – Brings to the voters a referendum to create a vice-governor position to run in the same ticket as the governor P-6-5-0 DIED IN THE HOUSE It makes sense to have the first person in the line of succession be of the same party and ideology
SCR1008 – lieutenant governor; joint ticket Senate Third Reading 03/04/2019 MESNARD – If approved by voters, will have the second in command be on the same ticket as the governor. Common sense measure. Promotes continuity of policy P-23-7-0 DIED IN THE HOUSE How they Voted:

YES: 16 R’s, 7 D’s

NO: 1 R, 6 D’s

Ugenti-Rita only R voting NO

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