230402 – AZPEOPLESLOBBYIST UPDATE AND CALL TO ACTION
NOTE: This will be our last regularly-scheduled communication. There are no more committee hearings this session. We are done except for one more week of appropriation committee hearings. We will continue to communicate from time to time as needed. We will resume our regular schedule when the next session gets underway in January.
GOVERNOR’S ACTION WATCH:
IMPORTANT AND CONTROVERSIAL BILLS SENT TO GOVERNOR.
Of the 200+ bills we are tracking, the following have cleared both chambers and are awaiting action by the governor
|SHORT TITLE||OUR RECOMMENDATION
S = SIGN / V = VETO
|HB2427||domestic violence; pregnant victim; sentencing||S|
|HB2440||electric energy; power companies; priorities||S|
|HB2472||social credit; use; prohibition||S|
|SB1172||fire district bonding; limitation||S|
ALL BILLS SENT TO GOVERNOR: https://bit.ly/3y0uzvR
ALL BILLS VETOED BY GOVERNOR https://apps.azleg.gov/BillStatus/VetoedBills
CONTACT GOVERNOR VIA EMAIL: https://azgovernor.gov/contact/form/contact-governor-hobbs
CONTACT GOVERNOR VIA TELEPHONE: Phoenix: 602.542.4331 Tucson: 520.628.6580
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230402 – AZ PEOPLESLOBBYIST CALL TO ACTION
CONTACT LEGISLATORS – VIA EMAIL, RTS, OR TELEPHONE
As listed under the “WHO TO CONTACT” heading. A third reading vote involves all members of the chamber
Express YOUR opinion, preferably as suggested under the “VOTE” heading, but we are OK if you disagree.
Need assistance? Check out the footnotes at the end of this message
If there are too many bills in this call, respond only to those most important to you and ignore the rest
Do you want to add bills to our watched list? Fill out form at https://bit.ly/3G4wchf
BILL # AND SHORT TITLE
WHO TO CONTACT
SPONSOR AND/OR WHAT THE BILL DOES
|HB2705 – schools; safety training; pilot program||Senate Appropriations||04/04/2023||Biasiucci – Four year pilot program that orders the Department of Education to provide school personnel with training in threat recognition, threat response, and firearm safety. Includes the purchase of equipment to carry out these functions. The initial cost is $10 million, but is exempt from the lapse clause,||Temporary pilot programs are notorious for becoming permanent. Is it a good idea to turn schools into urgent care facilities? Are we experiencing an abundance of incidents that would make this a pressing issue?||?|
|SB1001 – pronouns; biological sex; school policies||House Appropriations||04/03/2023||Kavanagh. Prohibits the use of pronouns that differ from the student’s biological sex without the consent of the parent – Education||It is insane and criminal to convince impressionable children that they are something other than male and female||y|
|SB1170 – (NOW: ballot drop boxes; requirements; appropriation)||House Appropriations||04/03/2023||Hoffman – notwithstanding any other law, a county recorder or other officer in charge of elections may not use an unmonitored drop box for receipt of voted ballots. There are some exceptions.||Drop boxes should not be allowed at all, but if they are, this bill is a step in the right direction||y|
|HB2196 – appropriation; department of public safety||Senate Appropriations||04/04/2023||Nguyen – Appropriates $50,500,000 from the state General Fund (GF) to the Department of Public Safety (DPS) in FY 2024 for the building or repair of infrastructure in Arizona.||y|
|HB2704 – appropriation; border; law enforcement; prosecution||Senate Appropriations||04/04/2023||Biasiucci – Establishes the Exploitation at the Border Fund (Fund) and requires the Department of Public Safety (DPS) to distribute monies in the Fund to sheriffs and other local law enforcement agencies in border counties to pay for costs associated with border-related crimes and to fund peace officers engaged in activities to address border-related crimes.||This is a very necessary operation. The federal government has totally forfeited their constitutional obligation to secure our borders, so we have to do it ourselves.||y|
|HB2705 – schools; safety training; pilot program||Senate Appropriations||04/04/2023||Biasiucci – Four-year pilot program that orders the Department of Education to provide school personnel with training in threat recognition, threat response, and firearm safety. Includes the purchase of equipment to carry out these functions. The initial cost is $10 million, but is exempt from the lapse clause,||Temporary pilot programs are notorious for becoming permanent. Is it a good idea to turn schools into urgent care facilities? Are we experiencing an abundance of incidents that would make this a pressing issue?||?|
- For more information on any bill, a) click on its bill number, or b) go to BILL SEARCH and enter bill number
- Unless stated otherwise, this is the committee that will be hearing the bill.
- Indicates our recommendation. Y = favor, N = oppose, ? = no consensus or not enough information.
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