LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

  © Jose Borrajero   LAST UPDATED 04/12/2019

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BILLS LISTED BY DATE OF ACTION, IN DESCENDING ORDER

(*) To see exactly how every legislator voted, click on the bill number – short title, to access the azleg bill summary page. Then scroll down to the vote you are interested in.

DUCEY VETOES SB1143 – STEALS TRUMP TAX BREAK FROM AZ TAXPAYERS

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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
SB1073 – (NOW: school district consolidations) House Third Reading 04/11/2019 ALLEN, S – Modifies the rules under which school district consolidations occur P-53-7-0    
SB1090 – emergency voting procedures; board action 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-16-13-1   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.
SB1346 – (NOW: school; assessments; instruction; reporting) Senate Final Reading 04/11/2019 ALLEN, S – As amended by SHOPE (LD8), it amends ARS 15-716 to remove language prohibiting promotion of homosexual behavior 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

HB2693 – misconduct involving weapons; school grounds Senate Third Reading 04/11/2019 PETERSEN – Removes the requirement that citizens must unnecessarily handle secured firearms to unload and load F-15-14-1 KILLED WHEN TWO R’s JOINED D’s IN VOTING NO Hard to understand why two R’s would vote NO on such a common sense bill, but they did:

BROPHY-MCGEE (LD28)

CARTER (LD15)

SB1451 – statewide ballot measures; circulators; procedures House COW 04/08/2019 LEACH – An attempt to reduce some of the unethical practices used by some signature gatherers RETAINED ON CALENDAR    
SB1090 – emergency voting procedures; board action House Third Reading 04/08/2019 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    
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 Committee Very difficult to understand why any Republican be willing to participate in the scheme promoted by this bill
SB1001 – highway safety fee; repeal; VLT House Appropriations 04/04/2019 UGENTI-RITA – Repeals the highway safety fee and requires the Legislature to appropriate monies from the general fund to eliminate any funding insufficiencies in the Arizona Highway Patrol Fund in each fiscal year. P-6-5-0   All D’s voted NO

Most R’s voted YES

UDALL (LD25) only R who voted NO

HB2109 – county transportation excise tax. Senate

Third Reading

04/04/2019 SHOPE – Doubles the allowable transportation excise tax 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)

SB1285 – construction contracts; public works; payments House COW 04/03/2019 BORRELLI – Revises requirements for public construction contracts RETAINED ON CALENDAR    
HB2569 – occupational licensing; reciprocity Senate

Third Reading

04/03/2019 PETERSEN – Establishes reciprocity for occupational and professional license or certificate holders, with exceptions P-18-11-1    
HB2026 – public resources; influencing elections; penalties Senate Appropriations 04/02/2019 KAVANAUGH – Prohibits the use of public resources to influence outcome of elections P-8-1-0 STRIKE ALL AMENDED. NOW IT DEALS WITH BRIDGE REPAIR APPROPRIATIONS. NO LONGER TRACKING  
HB2032 – (NOW: early ballots; tabulation period)

 

A second strike all amendment has been applied

Senate Appropriations 04/02/2019 TOWNSEND – A second strike all amendment was done. Here is the significant language:

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    
SCR1008 – lieutenant governor; joint ticket House Government 03/28/2019 MESNARD – It makes sense to have the first person in the line of succession be of the same party and ideology P-6-5-0    
HB2186 – school meals; unpaid fees

 

Strike-All amended with text from SB1217

Senate Health and Human Services 03/28/2019 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

P-5-3-0   Democrat Bill introduced by an R, CARTER, and aided and abetted by another R, UDALL. All D’s voted for it, plus 2 R’s:

BROPHY-MCGEE LD28

CARTER LD15

 

SB1001 – highway safety fee; repeal; VLT House Transportation 03/27/2019 UGENTI-RITA – Repeals the sneaky backdoor tax increase enacted in 2018 P-4-3-0    
HB2109 – county transportation excise tax. Senate Transportation and Public Safety 03/27/2019 SHOPE – Doubles the allowable transportation excise tax P-5-3-0 SIGNED BY GOVERNOR Tax Increase. All D’s voted YES, joined by two R’s:

Pratt (LD8)

Borrelli (LD5)

SB1188 – permanent early voting list House Elections 03/26/2019 UGENTI-RITA – Clean up list. Remove voters that have not voted

 

P-6-4-0    
SB1217 – Arizona high school graduates; tuition House Education 03/25/2019 CARTER – Grants special discounted  tuition to DACA members, in possible violation of Prop 300

Adjusts “lawful presence” requirements, to get around Prop 30

NO ACTION Died in House, but resurrected as a strike all amendment to House bill HB2186, with the blessing of HB2186 sponsor UDALL (LD25)  
SB1054 – early ballots; deficiencies; cure period House COW 03/21/2019 UGENTI-RITA – Establishes procedures for handling early ballots that have errors. DPA

(Pass as amended)

  This would speed up the process of vote counting
SCR1008 – lieutenant governor; joint ticket House Government 03/21/2019 MESNARD – Establishes the office of lieutenant governor, if approved by the voters HELD   It makes sense to have the first person in the line of succession be of the same party and ideology
HB2039 – federal form voter registrations; reporting Senate Judiciary 03/21/2019 TOWNSEND – Disclose the number of voters eligible for and using the federal registration form P-4-3-0    
HB2466 – victims’ rights Senate Judiciary 03/21/2019 BLACKMAN – Enhances victim’s ability to be informed about and participate in the process of releasing offender   KILLED BY STRIKE ALL AMENDMENT  
SB1090 – emergency voting procedures; board action House Elections 03/19/2019 UGENTI-RITA – Emergency voting must be limited to emergency voting. Voters must identify themselves properly and show that there really is an emergency P-6-4-0   Would eliminate most of the abuse being perpetrated in connection with emergency voting
SB1451 – statewide ballot measures; circulators; procedures House Elections 03/19/2019 LEACH – An attempt to reduce some of the unethical practices used by some signature gatherers P-6-4-0    
HB2616 – registration of voters; payment; prohibition House Third Reading

All Representatives

03/18/2019 TOWNSEND – A person shall not pay or receive money or any other thing of value for registering a person to vote.  This section does not apply to an employee of a political party. P-31-27-2   This bill reduces the likelihood of sloppy registrations.
SB1072 – early voting centers; identification required 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-31-27-2   Common sense. Every significant transaction in our society requires the presentation of ID for proper identification. Voting should not be the exception
HB2131 – state agencies; citizen portal; access Senate Government 03/18/2019 THORPE – Creates a website for citizens to view the personal info collected about them P-4-3-0   Important transparency issue
SB1072 – early voting centers; identification required House COW 03/14/2019 UGENTI-RITA – Requires presentation of ID to vote at early voting centers

 

DP

(PASSED)

  Common sense. Every significant transaction in our society requires the presentation of ID for proper identification. Voting should not be the exception
HB2693 – misconduct involving weapons; school grounds Senate Judiciary 03/14/2019 PETERSEN – Removes the requirement that citizens must unnecessarily handle secured firearms to unload and load P-4-3-0   Safety issue. Most accidental discharges happen while loading or unloading firearms. This bill promotes safety.
SB1073 – (NOW: school district consolidations) Senate Third Reading 03/14/2019 ALLEN, S – Modifies the rules under which school district consolidations occur P-17-13-0    
HB2119 – school safety; reporting Senate Education 03/12/2019 BARTO – Requires school personnel to report crimes that they observe or suspect P-31-27-2    
HB2039 – federal form voter registrations; reporting House Third Reading 03/11/2019 TOWNSEND – Disclose the number of voters eligible for and using the federal registration form P-31-29-0    
HB2186 – school meals; unpaid fees House Third Reading 03/11/2019 UDALL – Requires local education agencies (LEA) to provide school meals to pupils who request these meals.

Removes all provisions that would allow a tax payer to receive a tax credit for making a contribution to a public school for any unpaid school meal fees.”

P-46-14-0   Whether good or bad initially, this bill is bad as amended: “Removes all provisions that would allow a tax payer to receive a tax credit for making a contribution to a public school for any unpaid school meal fees.”
HB2320 – highway safety fee; reduction House Third Reading 03/11/2019 CAMPBELL – Limits the Highway Safety Fee to $18 P-57-3-0   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.

HB2616 – registration of voters; payment; prohibition House Third Reading 03/11/2019 TOWNSEND – A person shall not pay or receive money or any other thing of value for registering a person to vote.  This section does not apply to an employee of a political party F-28-32-0   This bill reduces the likelihood of sloppy registrations. Killed when SHOPE (LD8) and UDALL (LD25) voted NO Reconsideration requested by TOWNSEND
SB1292 – misconduct involving weapons; classification Senate COW 03/11/2019 GOWAN – Decreases criminal penalties for specified violations of misconduct involving weapons. RETAINED   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
HB2039 – federal form voter registrations; reporting House COW 03/07/2019 TOWNSEND – Disclose the number of voters eligible for and using the federal registration form DPA

PASSED

   
HB2320 – highway safety fee; reduction House Third Reading 03/07/2019 CAMPBELL – Limits the Highway Safety Fee to $18 F-27-32-1   CAMPBELL requested reconsideration vote
SB1188 – permanent early voting list Senate Third Reading 03/07/2019 UGENTI-RITA – Clean up list. Remove voters that have not voted

 

P-16-14-0   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
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. Must pass by ¾ majority P-59-1-0   Only NO vote came from PETERSEN (R-LD12)
HB2109 – county transportation excise tax. House Third Reading 03/06/2019 SHOPE – Doubles the allowable transportation excise tax P-44-16-0 SIGNED BY GOVERNOR How they voted:

15 R’s joined all D’s and voted YES. Find out who by clicking on the link

HB2109HOUSE3RD

SB1451 – statewide ballot measures; circulators; procedures Senate Third Reading 03/06/2019 LEACH – An attempt to reduce some of the unethical practices used by some signature gatherers P-17-13   Passed along party lines
SB1292 – misconduct involving weapons; classification Senate COW 03/05/2019 GOWAN – Decreases criminal penalties for specified violations of misconduct involving weapons. RETAINED    
HB2119 – school safety; reporting House Third Reading 03/04/2019 BARTO – Supports creating and enforcing policies for reporting crimes P-31-27-2    
HB2469 – fire district consolidation, merger House Third Reading 03/04/2019 COBB – Modifies the procedure for merging and consolidating fire districts. P-55-0-5   This is a reconsideration vote. First vote failed because TOWNSEND (LD16) voted NV
HB2677 – JLAC; auditor general House Third Reading 03/04/2019 KERN – Makes various changes to Auditor General and Joint Legislative Audit Committee processes. P-59-0-1    
HB2693 – misconduct involving weapons; school grounds House Third Reading 03/04/2019 PETERSEN – Removes the requirement that citizens must unnecessarily handle secured firearms to unload and load P-31-27-2   Safety issue. Most accidental discharges happen while loading or unloading firearms. This bill promotes safety.
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   How they Voted:

YES: 16 R’s, 7 D’s

NO: 1 R, 6 D’s

Ugenti-Rita only R voting NO

HB2166 – unfair claims practices; cost sharing

NOW: health plans; cost sharing; calculation

House COW 02/28/2019 BARTO – Expands what is considered out-of-pocket expenses, for the benefit of consumers P-28-0-2    
HB2618 – appropriation; budget stabilization fund House Third Reading 02/28/2019 COBB – Appropriates $175 million from the GF to the BSF (Rainy Day Fund) in FY 2020 P-58-2-0   Two R’s voted NO:

COOK (LD8) and FILLMORE (LD16)

SB1231 – public safety; residency requirements; prohibition Senate COW 02/28/2019 BOYER – Prohibits cities, towns and fire districts from placing any residency requirements on firefighters or peace officers as a condition of employment, unless certain conditions are met. DPA

(PASSED)

   
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   It makes sense to have both governor and potential successor of the same party and ideology.
SB1248 – property taxes; valuation; property modifications Senate COW 02/28/2019 Specifies how the limited property value (LPV) is calculated in situations in which property has been modified by construction, destruction or demolition. DPA

(PASSED)

   
SB1256 – school districts: procurement practices; auditors Senate Third Reading 02/28/2019 GRAY – Removes certain restrictions on school district auditing and consulting services P-30-0-0    
HB2320 – highway safety fee; reduction House COW 02/27/2019 CAMPBELL – Limits the Highway Safety Fee to $18 DP

(PASSED)

   
HB2521 – carrying of firearms; constables House COW 02/27/2019 ROBERTS – Codifies the constables’ right to be armed for personal protection RETAINED ON CALENDAR    
HB2693 – misconduct involving weapons; school grounds House COW 02/27/2019 PETERSEN – Removes the requirement that citizens must unnecessarily handle secured firearms to unload and load DP

(PASSED)

   
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    
HB2469 – fire district consolidation, merger House Third Reading 02/27/2019 COBB – Modifies the procedure for merging and consolidating fire districts. F-29-30-1   COBB requested reconsideration

TOWNSEND killed bill by voting NV

SB1090 – emergency voting procedures; board action Senate Third Reading 02/27/2019 UGENTI-RITA – Tightens the conditions under which emergency voting may take place P-16-14-0   Eliminates emergency voting abuses. CARTER (LD15) only R voting NO
SB1191 – students; community college grants Senate Third Reading 02/27/2019 BOWIE – Throws another $15 million at education. P-30-0-0   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
SB1285 – construction contracts; public works; payments Senate Third Reading 02/27/2019 BORRELLI – Bill of rights for contractors

 

P-30-0-0    
HB2011 – veterans; increased income tax subtraction House COW 02/26/2019 GRIFFIN – Increases the maximum subtraction from Arizona gross income for veteran benefits, annuities and pensions DPA

(PASSED)

   
HB2026 – public resources; influencing elections; penalties House Third Reading

(All House Members)

02/26/2019 KAVANAUGH – Prohibits the use of public resources to influence outcome of elections P-31-29-0 STRIKE ALL AMENDED. NOW IT DEALS WITH BRIDGE REPAIR APPROPRIATIONS. NO LONGER TRACKING We have a problem. 29 Dem’s voted that it is OK to use public resources to influence elections
HB2032 – charter schools; public meetings

striker

NOW: early ballots; tabulation period

House Third Reading

(All House Members)

02/26/2019 TOWNSEND – Establishes rules for counting early ballots and for determining who can observe the proceedings P-60-0-0   NOW: early ballots; tabulation period
HB2131 – state agencies; citizen portal; access House Third Reading

(All House Members)

02/26/2019 THORPE – Creates a website for citizens to view the personal info collected about them P-33-26-1    
HB2133 – voter registration; updates; internet address House Third Reading

(All House Members)

02/26/2019 THORPE – Allows voters to update registration info on line P-58-1-1    
HB2489 – election procedures oversight committee House Government 02/21/2019 TOWNSEND – Watchdog committee. Keeps an eye on election procedures P-6-4-0    
HB2553 – DPS; employee pay House Appropriations 02/20/2019 KERN – Guarantees cost of living increases for DPS employees ??    
HB2466 – victims’ rights House Judiciary 02/20/2019 BLACKMAN – Enhances victim’s ability to be informed about and participate in the process of releasing offender P-10-0-0    
HB2696 – fetal resuscitation; repeal House Judiciary 02/20/2019 TERAN – One step closer to infanticide F-8-0-0 KILLED IN HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE GOOD RIDDANCE
HB2119 – school safety; reporting House Public Safety 02/20/2019 BARTO – Requires school personnel to report crimes that they observe or suspect P-6-1-0    
HB2553 – DPS; employee pay House Public Safety 02/20/2019 KERN – Guarantees cost of living increases for DPS employees P-6-1-0    
HB2693 – misconduct involving weapons; school grounds House Public Safety 02/20/2019 PETERSEN – Removes the requirement that citizens must unnecessarily handle secured firearms to unload and load P-4-3-0    
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)

HB2109 – county transportation excise tax. House Transportation 02/20/2019 SHOPE – Doubles the allowable transportation excise tax P-4-1-0 SIGNED BY GOVERNOR Tax increase bill.

Opposed by only one R:

PAYNE (LD21)

HB2504 – highway safety fee; vehicle valuation House Transportation 02/20/2019 SHAH – Another tax increase. Needs 2/3 vote to win HELD   This tax increase needs to be killed for good
HB2694 – funeral escorts; funeral board licensure House Transportation 02/20/2019 CAMPBELL – Places unnecessary burdens on funeral escorts, especially those composed of volunteers in rural areas DISC/HELD   Bad and unnecessary. Should be killed
HB2109 – county transportation excise tax. House Ways & Means 02/20/2019 SHOPE – Doubles the allowable transportation excise tax P-9-1-0 SIGNED BY GOVERNOR All R’s voted for this tax increase. Only NO came from a D:

Powers-Hannley (LD9)

HB2526 – conformity; internal revenue code; exceptions. House Ways & Means 02/20/2019 TOMA – Appears to be an attempt to make conformity revenue neutral P-6-4-0    
HB2536 – fuel; electric cars; hybrids; taxes House Ways & Means 02/20/2019 CAMPBELL – Huge fuel tax increase

 

P-7-3-0   Three R’s voted for this tax increase:

OSBORN (LD13)

TOMA (LD22)

DUNN (LD13)

HB2638 – municipal tax; exemption; food House Ways & Means 02/20/2019 BOLICK – Prohibits the imposition of taxes on food by cities with over 625K population. Smaller cities free to impose taxes on food. P-6-4-0   OK bill. Would be much better if it covered all cities instead of only those over 625K population
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 APPEARS TO BE DEAD IN THE HOUSE 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 because of mess created by Ducey P-7-3-0    
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   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

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

HB2637 – condominium, homeowners’ associations; lien priority House Commerce 02/19/2019 PAYNE – Places HOA liens ahead of mortgages NO ACTION DIED IN THE HOUSE  
HB2076 – clean elections; enforcement; early contributions House Elections 02/19/2019 FILLMORE – Increases the time during which early contributions may be spent. Common sense. Must pass by ¾ majority P-8-2-0   Two R’s voted NO:

BOLICK (LD20)

PETERSEN (LD12)

HB2134 – municipal elections; write-in candidates House Elections 02/19/2019 COBB – Write in candidates may not advance unless they receive a minimum number of votes P-10-0-0    
HB2616 – registration of voters; payment; prohibition House Elections 02/19/2019 TOWNSEND – A person shall not pay or receive money or any other thing of value for registering a person to vote.  This section does not apply to an employee of a political party. P-6-4-0    
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   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
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    
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?
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   Killed by PACE (LD25). Following in the footsteps of Worsley
SB1531 – HOAs; assessments; costs Senate Government 02/19/2019 FARNSWORTH D – Bill of rights for HOA’s. Terrible for homeowners P-5-2-0    
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 APPEARS TO BE DEAD If this bill is in fact dead, it sends a signal from the legislature to red4ed types that their behavior in the classroom is acceptable.
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    

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

SHOPE -LD8

TOWNSEND – LD16

UDALL – LD25

SB1523 – universities; scholarships; funding Senate Higher Education and Workforce Development 02/18/2019 CARTER – Scholarships for all, including DACA’s. Permanent mandatory funding increases for universities HELD   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
HB2026 – public resources; influencing elections; penalties House Government 02/14/2019 KAVANAUGH – Prohibits the use of public resources to influence outcome of elections P-6-5-0 STRIKE ALL AMENDED. NOW IT DEALS WITH BRIDGE REPAIR APPROPRIATIONS. NO LONGER TRACKING  
HB2080 – civil rights restoration; application; procedures House Third Reading 02/14/2019 ALLEN J P-60-0-0    
HB2285 – pharmacy benefit managers; pharmacy benefits House Third Reading 02/14/2019 Cobb P-60-0-0    
SB1234 – lieutenant governor; duties; ballot Senate Judiciary 02/14/2019 MESNARD – It makes sense that the governor and its potential successor be of the same political leaning. P-4-3-0    
SB1451 – statewide ballot measures; circulators; procedures Senate Judiciary 02/14/2019 LEACH – An attempt to reduce some of the unethical practices used by some signature gatherers P-4-3-0    
SB1072 – early voting centers; identification required Senate Third Reading 02/14/2019 UGENTI-RITA – Novel idea, require ID at voting center P-17-13-0    
SB1142 – trust land fund monies; distributions Senate Third Reading 02/14/2019 FARNSWORTH D P-29-0-1   BOYER (LD20) chose not to vote
SB1186 – municipalities; pension fund; transfer Senate Third Reading 02/14/2019 PRATT P-29-0-1   BOYER (LD20) chose not to vote
SB1258 – class M driver licenses; applicability Senate Third Reading 02/14/2019 PRATT P-30-0-0 SIGNED BY GOVERNOR  
SB1259 – ADOT; proportional registration; temporary registration Senate Third Reading 02/14/2019 LIVINGSTON P-30-0-0    
HCR2022 – Article V convention; term limits House Federal Relations 02/13/2019 TOWNSEND – Awful idea. Does any one think that term limits are working as intended in AZ? P-7-0-0    
HB2536 – fuel; electric cars; hybrids; taxes House Ways & Means 02/13/2019  

CAMPBELL – Huge fuel tax increase

 

HELD   Maybe some sanity against the avalanche of tax increases?
SB1166 – conformity; internal revenue code; exceptions Senate Finance 02/13/2019 MESNARD – Appears to be a second attempt to conform AZ to US without incurring additional state income taxes P-6-4-0    
SB1320 – empowerment scholarships; oversight; state treasurer

 

Senate Finance 02/13/2019 LIVINGSTON P-6-4-0    
SB1395 – empowerment scholarship accounts; program revisions

 

Senate Finance 02/13/2019 ALLEN S P-6-4-0    
SB1048 – community colleges; admissions criteria Senate Third Reading 02/13/2019 CARTER – Lowers admission standards P-30-0-0   So, senators unanimously want to lower community college admission standards. Is that a good thing? Are standards too high now?
HB2026 – public resources; influencing elections; penalties House Elections 02/12/2019 KAVANAUGH – Prohibits the use of public resources to influence outcome of elections P-5-4-0 STRIKE ALL AMENDED. NOW IT DEALS WITH BRIDGE REPAIR APPROPRIATIONS. NO LONGER TRACKING  
HB2039 – federal form voter registrations; reporting House Elections 02/12/2019 TOWNSEND – Disclose the number of voters eligible for and using the federal registration form P-5-2-0    
SB1191 – students; community college grants Senate Appropriations 02/12/2019 BOWIE – Throws another $50 million at education. Is the benefit worth the extra money? P-7-0-0    
SB1457 – schools; improvements; turnaround plans Senate Education 02/12/2019 ALLEN S – Appears to be a good plan to improve failing schools NO ACTION    
SB1014 – English language learners; instruction; budgeting Both Senate and House Third Reading

All Legislators

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

P-30-0-0

House

P-60-0-0

  It appears that those who favor this bill have never experienced foreign language learning in a foreign country, but…

It increases need for teachers and administrators

HB2007 – ASRS; political subdivision plans; adjustments House

Third Read

All  Representatives

02/11/2019 KAVANAUGH – Applies sound actuarial measures, helps reduce double dipping P-55-5-0    
HB2060 – pharmacists; providers; drug therapy; refills House Third Reading 02/11/2019 BARTO – Makes it easier for pharmacists to provide and monitor medication. Makes it easier for patients to stay on top their medications P-60-0-0    
HB2187 – appropriation; K-12 rollover House Third Reading

All Representatives

02/11/2019 UDALL – Adjusts the amounts of rollovers to what appears to be a more workable schedule P-33-27-0    
SB1231 – public safety; residency requirements; prohibition Senate Government 02/11/2019 BOYER – Prohibits residency requirements for employment in public safety P-6-1-0    
SB1285 – construction contracts; public works; payments Senate Government 02/11/2019 BORRELLI – Bill of rights for contractors

 

P-7-0-0    
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 increases regardless of economic conditions. P-7-0-0   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
SB1001 – highway safety fee; repeal; VLT Senate Third Reading

All Senators

02/11/2019 UGENTI-RITA – (Same as HB2019) – Repeals the sneaky backdoor tax increase enacted in 2018 P-24-6-0   Only one Republican voted against SB1001, Brophy-McGee (LD28)
SB1054 – early ballots; deficiencies; cure period Senate Third Reading

All Senators

02/11/2019 UGENTI-RITA – Establishes procedures for handling early ballots that have errors. P-30-0-0    
HB2184 – English language learners; instruction; budgeting.. House COW 02/07/2019 UDALL – Reduces the immersion time for ELL’s. Eliminates many of the reporting requirements DPA

(PASSED)

  Too bad that the people voting on this have never been a foreign language learner in a foreign country
HB2406 – public works contracts; prohibited agreements House Government 02/07/2019 Prohibits govt. agency from requiring that a contractor or materials supplier enter into an agreement to pay employees less than prevailing wage WITHDRAWN WITHDRAWN  
HB2548 – pharmacists; prescribing authority; treatments House Health & Human Services 02/07/2019 BARTO – Modest expansion of pharmacists’ prescribing authority P-5-4-0    
SB1188 – permanent early voting list Senate Judiciary 02/07/2019 UGENTI-RITA – Clean up list. Remove voters that have not voted

 

P-4-3-0    
SB1146 – PSPRS; EORP; CORP; modifications Senate Third Reading 02/07/2019 LIVINGSTON – Makes some changes to the retirement plan for public employees P-30-0-0    
HB2521 – carrying of firearms; constables House Public Safety 02/06/2019 ROBERTS – Codifies the constables’ right to be armed for personal protection P-4-3-0    
HB2131 – state agencies; citizen portal; access House Technology 02/06/2019 THORPE – Creates a website for citizens to view the personal info collected about them P-5-1-0   Important transparency issue
HB2320 – highway safety fee; reduction House Transportation 02/06/2019 CAMPBELL – Limits the Highway Safety Fee to $18 P-6-0-0   OK, but not as good as SB1001
HB2536 – fuel; electric cars; hybrids; taxes House Transportation 02/06/2019 CAMPBELL – Huge fuel tax increase P-6-0-0   Tax increase. Should need a 2/3 majority to pass
SB1046 – early voting list; mailing ballot Senate COW 02/06/2019 UGENTI-RITA – Early ballots must be mailed in. Cannot be dropped off DPA

(PASSED)

  Common sense. Why get mail in ballot and then drop it off at polling place?
SB1054 – early ballots; deficiencies; cure period Senate COW 02/06/2019 UGENTI-RITA – Establishes procedures for handling early ballots that have errors. DPA

(PASSED)

   
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   Yet another burden on the AZ tax payers. One Republican senator wisely voted NO, Allen, S
SB1148 – DPS; school safety; hotline Senate Transportation and Public Safety 02/06/2019 BOYER  – 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 HELD   Anonymous accusations, no due process. This bill should be killed.
SB1261 – driver license voter registration; records Senate Transportation and Public Safety 02/06/2019 LIVINGSTON – Common sense housekeeping. When someone dies, cancel license, and with it his/her voter registration ADVANCED AS STRIKE ALL DEALING WITH LOBBYISTS   BAD NEWS. ORIGINAL INTENT KILLED VIA STRIKE ALL AMENDMENT
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    
SB1020 – school employees; investigations; information sharing Senate Third Reading 02/05/2019 ALLEN – Allows the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) to provide to schools, school districts and agencies information, records or reports on a certificate holder investigation in certain circumstances. P-30-0-0    
SB1001 – highway safety fee; repeal; VLT Senate COW

All Senators

02/04/2019 UGENTI-RITA – (Same as HB2019) – Repeals the sneaky backdoor tax increase enacted in 2018 DPA

(PASSED)

   
SB1217 – Arizona high school graduates; tuition Senate Higher Education and Workforce Development 02/04/2019 CARTER – Grants in-state tuition to DACA members, in possible violation of Proposition 300 P-6-0-1   These are the 6 senators that voted in favor of in-state discounted tuition for illegals: PBOYER@azleg.gov, KBROPHYMCGEE@azleg.gov

HCARTER@azleg.gov,

SGONZALES@azleg.gov,

TNAVARRETE@azleg.gov,

JPESHLAKAI@azleg.gov,

SB1010 – ASRS; waiting period; repeal Senate Third Reading

All Senators

02/04/2019 LIVINGSTON – 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. P-30-0-0   WHY NOT. THE ASRS IS SO OVERFUNDED THAT THIS NONSENSE CAN BE FUNDED, RIGHT?
SB1016 – ASRS; ineligible contributions; unfunded liability Senate Third Reading

All Senators

02/04/2019 LIVINGSTON – When employers make ineligible contributions that cause ASRS to incur liability, that liability must be assumed by the employer P-30-0-0    
SB1090 – emergency voting procedures; board action Senate Judiciary 01/31/2019 UGENTI-RITA – Tightens the conditions under emergency voting may take place P-4-3-0   Would eliminate most of the abuse being perpetrated in connection with emergency voting
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   Bad bill. 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
SB1143 – conformity; internal revenue code; rates BOTH CHAMBERS

FAST TRACK

01/28/2019 MESNARD – Eliminates windfall tax increase SENATE

P-16-14-0

HOUSE

31-29-0

VETOED BY DUCEY Passed along party lines, except that Sen. Kate Brophy McGee voted NO. Hopefully voters will remember at election time
HB2184 – English language learners; instruction; budgeting.. House Education 01/28/2019 UDALL – Reduces the immersion time for ELL’s. Eliminates many of the reporting requirements P-13-0-0   Bad bill. Makes more difficult for students to assimilate. Diminishes the accountability of the program. Makes an already bas 15 page law even worse
SCM1001 – border wall funding Senate Government 01/28/2019 FARNSWORTH D – Would send request to the federal government to fund the border wall P-4-3-0   Does not have the power of law. Just a nice request for building the wall. Useful for determining where each of our legislators stand on this issue.
HB2007 – ASRS; political subdivision plans; adjustments House Government 01/24/2019 KAVANAUGH – Minor tweaking of retirement plans for government employees P-10-0-0   Applies sound actuarial measures, helps reduce double dipping
HB2060 – pharmacists; providers; drug therapy; refills House Health & Human Services 01/24/2019 BARTO – Makes it easier for pharmacists to provide and monitor medication. Makes it easier for patients to stay on top their medications P-9-0-0   Great convenience and possible cost reduction for people who use prescription drugs
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   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 Senate Judiciary 01/24/2019 UGENTI-RITA – Establishes procedures for handling early ballots that have errors. P-7-0-0   This would speed up the process of vote counting
SB1072 – early voting centers; identification required Senate Judiciary 01/24/2019 UGENTI-RITA – Requires presentation of ID to vote at early voting centers

 

P-4-3-0   Common sense. Every significant transaction in our society requires the presentation of ID for proper identification. Voting should not be the exception
SB1016 – ASRS; ineligible contributions; unfunded liability Senate Finance 01/23/2019 LIVINGSTON – When employers make ineligible contributions that cause ASRS to incur liability, that liability must be assumed by the employer P-10-0-0   Removes some of the liability that the ASRS would incur as the result of some employers
SB1001 – highway safety fee; repeal; VLT Senate Appropriations 01/22/2019 UGENTI-RITA – (Same as HB2019) – Repeals the sneaky backdoor tax increase enacted in 2018 P-9-0-0   Even the D’s agree that this tax increase is beyond the pale. Thank you Alston, Bowie, Otondo
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   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!!
SB1010 – ASRS; waiting period; repeal Senate Finance 01/16/2019 LIVINGSTON – Goes against the common practice of requiring new hires to go through a waiting period before becoming eligible for participation in retirement plan. P-10-0-0   What part of costly and out of sync with reasonable and customary retirement plan practices do they not understand?
SB1014 – English language learners; instruction; budgeting Senate Education 01/15/2019 BOYER – This bill encourages bilingual education, which discourages assimilation. Great for a growing bureaucracy that has an insatiable appetite for taxpayer money P-8-0-0   People who have learned a foreign language in a foreign country know that this is not the best way to go. But it is the best way to create teaching jobs and demand more funding
SB1020 – school employees; investigations; information sharing Senate Education 01/15/2019 ALLEN – Allows the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) to provide to schools, school districts and agencies information, records or reports on a certificate holder investigation in certain circumstances. P-8-0-0   This is basically a housekeeping, harmless bill. The underlying statute raises some privacy questions, but this bill does not change that
             
             
             
             
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