Resources to Track Bills in Legislation

Action
Item
Number Description Status Who Supports?
Who Opposes?
Action To Take
Who to Contact
EDUCATION
HB2017 Bonds. Requires information on bond pamphlets that is intended to help defeat school bond elections. Passed the House 31-29. Is currently under review by the State Senate Rules Committee before a full vote Supported by- Americans for Prosperity Call your member of the State Senate. Also, call Committee R & WM
Opposed by- Maricopa County Recorder’s Office And Elections Department, Arizona School Administration Association, Arizona Association Of School Business Officials
X SB1174 This bill would strip desegregation funding from the Phoenix Union and Tucson Unified School District to the tune of $211 million This proposal has passed the Senate Appropriations Committee, and is waiting to be introduced on the Senate floor. Supported by- Arizona Tax Research Association, Arizona Free Enterprise Club Call your member of the State Senate. Also, call Senate Rules Committee
Opposed by- Arizona Association of County School Superintendents, Tucson Unified School District, Arizona School Board Association
X SB1431 This bill would set up a private school voucher system with funds from the public school systems. Signed into law by Gov Ducey Supported by- AZ Chamber of Commerce Call Gov. Ducey & your Representatives
Opposed by- AZ Association of County School Superintendents, Tucson Unified School District, Children’s Action Alliance, AZ Education Association Petitions to allow AZ Citizens to overturn this law in Nov 2018 are available now.
SAVEOurSchoolsArizona.org
X HB2394 This bill would set up a private school voucher system with funds from the public school system. Signed into Law by Gov Ducey Supported by- Arizona Chamber of Commerce Call Gov. Ducey & your Representatives
Opposed by- AZ Association of County School Superintendents, Tucson Unified School District, Children’s Action Alliance, AZ Education Association
COMMUNITY AND ENVIRONMENT
HB2022 Unlawful discharge of firearms. Allows people to shoot snakes, birds, ground squirrels, and other critters, as well as risk public safety by allowing the use of snake and rat shot in urban areas This bill Failed by a vote of 15-15 Supported by- AZ Citizen Defense League Call your member in the State Senate.
Opposed by- Animal Defense League, City of Tucson
HB2369 Repeal the State Parks Board and remove citizen oversight and engagement in our state parks system This bill has passed the State House 34-24. It is currently under review by the Senate Rules Committee before going to the whole chamber Supported by- AZ Department of Transportation Call your member in the State Senate. Also, call Senate Committee R.
Opposed by- Animal Defense League of AZ
SB1412 Water Rights. Weakening protections for San Pedro River. Changes the adjudication process relative to surface water rights and allows the cattlemen to sit back and continue to use water to which they may have no right ( pumping surface water in hundreds of thousands of wells in our state) while the other water claims are addressed and is likely to delay a process that has already taken decades. There are 21 tribal nations opposed to this bill, as well as those concerned about water rights associated with federal public lands. This bill has passed the State Senate 19-10. It is currently under review by the whole State House. Supported by- AZ Cattlemen’s Association, Greater Phoenix AZ Chamber of Commerce, Agribusiness and Water Council of AZ Call your members in the State House.
Opposed by- Sierra Club, Gila River Indian Community
ECONOMY
HB2226 Request Article V convention to balance budget. PASSED House, Passed Senate appropriations, Contact Senate President Steve Yarbrough to encourage him NOT to schedule for a floor vote. Contact your own Senator to vote no Supported by- American’s for Prosperity Call your member in the State Senate
Opposed by- League of Women’s Voters
HB2372 Regarding food stamp eligibility and an additional 12 months of cash assistance- Democrats oppose harsh conditions and graduated sanctions to obtain benefits. To obtain the additional 12 months of benefits, recipients have to meet work and school requirements. Passed House, passed Senate HHS. Waiting to be introduced to the Senate Floor Supported by- AZ Council Of Human Service Providers, AZ Catholic Conference, Women’s Foundation of Southern AZ, Arizona’s Governor’s Office Call your member in the State Senate
Opposed by- Protecting Arizona’s Family Coalition
SB1108 Cash assistance to children allowed if living with unrelated adult and in DCS care Passed Senate, Passed Health and Rules in House, Contact House Speaker, J.D. Mesnard to encourage him to schedule for floor. Contact your own two representatives to support Supported by- Association of AZ Food, Arizona Department of Economic Opportunity, Mental Health America of AZ, Southwest Center for Economic Integrity Call your member in the State House
Opposed by-
HB2021 This bill would expand the number of activities that count as a work requirement to apply for Arizona-financed welfare. The bill is now under review by the State Senate Appropriations Committee and the State Senate Rules Committee. Supported by- AZ Association of County School Superintendents, Women’s Foundation of Southern AZ Call your member in Committee A and R
Opposed by- AZ Early Childhood Education Association
SB1108 This bill would remove this “kid cap” for an otherwise eligible child placed in unlicensed kinship foster care with an unrelated adult, such as a family friend or godparent. It would offer financial help to full time foster parents, who as a job raise a lot of foster children. This bill passed 29-1 through the State Senate. The bill is currently waiting for a vote by the whole State House. Supported by- Mental Health America of AZ, Southwest Center for Economic Integrity Call your member in the State Senate.
Opposed by-
HEALTH CARE
IMMIGRATION / NATIVE PEOPLES
HB2121 This bill would give expanded powers to law enforcement to question individuals about their citizenship status This bill is currently waiting to be introduced to the State House floor. Supported by- Call your member of the State House.
Opposed by- American Civil Liberties Union of AZ
VOTING RIGHTS
X HB2244 Titled as a ‘Concealed weapons permit’ It is not! It is about inhibiting ballot collection!Now strict requirements MUST be met for ballot signatures to be considered valid. Details such as ‘margin width’ and ‘font type’ will be considered. PASSED and signed by Gov Ducey Supported by- No new support after re-write Contact your Senate and House member
Opposed by- No new support after re-write
HCR2029 Requires those who collect signatures to get 10% from each legislative district and 15% for a constitutional amendment. Makes it impossible to Citizen Initiative to Pass Passed the house 33-23. Is waiting to be heard by the Senate Judiciary and Rules Committee. Supported by- AZ Citizen’s Defense League, Western Grower’s Association Call Committees J and R
Opposed by- Citizens of the City of Tucson, Humane Voters of AZ, League of Women’s Voters, Arizona Education Association, AZ Community Action Association, Protecting AZ Family’s Association
HCR2002 Repeal Prop 105, allowing legislature the right to repeal citizens initiative or referenda Passed! Waiting to be signed by Gov Ducey Supported by- AZ Free Enterprise Club, East Valley Chambers Of Commerce Alliance Call all your representatives and Gov Ducey
Opposed by- National Association of Social Workers, AZ School Board Association, League of Women’s Voters, AZ AFL-CIO, AZ Education Association FYI: The Request to Speak system showed an enormous number of people opposed to this! Are the people’s voices being heard?
HCR2007 Allow legislature to repeal referenda PASSED! Waiting to be signed by Gov Ducey Supported by- East Valley Chamber of Commerce Association, AZ Citizen’s Defense League Contact all your representatives and Gov Ducey
Opposed by- National Association of Social Workers, Humane Voters of AZ, AZ Advocacy Network, AZ AFL-CIO, League of Women’s Voters, AZ Public Health Association FYI: The Request to Speak system showed approx 500 people against this and only 7 in support!
HB2404 Restrictions on the Initiative process:circulators, signature collection Passed and signed by Gov Supported by- N/A Call government officials.
Opposed by- N/A
HCR2013 Constitutional convention for balanced budget – no, the last thing we need now is a constitutional convention run by the Alt Right to re-write the constitution, probably don’t need since have the one above Passed House, passed Senate committee 4-3; Contact Senate President Steve Yarbrough to encourage him NOT to schedule for floor. Contact your own Senator to vote against. Supported by- National Federation of Independent Businesses, Arizona’s for a Balanced Budget Call your member of the State Senate.
Opposed by- National Association of Social Workers, Humane Voters of AZ, AZ Advocacy Network, League of Women’s Voters
HB2054 Foreign Corporations register to donate to or participate in initiative process PASSED House, sent to Senate, passed Senate Judiciary on 3/16. Contact Senate President Steve Yarbrough to encourage him NOTto schedule the bill for a floor vote Supported by- N/A Call your member of the State Senate.
Opposed by- N/A
HB2302 Electoral College – shall vote for candidate with highest # of votes in state PASSED HOUSE, passed Senate Judiciary, awaiting floor, MIXED OPINIONS Support- N/A Call your member of the State Senate R committee.
Oppose- N/A
HB2320 Ballot measures, put on disclosure about 105 Passed House, not heard in Senate; should be dead. Support- N/A Call your member of the State Senate.
Oppose- N/A
HCR2010 Convention of States. “…impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government and limit the terms of office for federal officials and for members of Congress.” Waiting to be signed by Gov. Ducey Supported by- Convention of States Action Call Gov. Ducey’s Office
Opposed by- Sierra Club AZ
HCR2013 Balanced Budget Article V Convention. Waiting to be signed by Gov. Ducey Supported by- National Federation of Independent Businesses, Arizona’s for a Balanced Budget Call Gov. Ducey’s Office
Read More Opposed by- National Association of Social Workers, Humane Voters of AZ, AZ Advocacy Network, League of Women’s Voters
HB2226 Compact for America Article V Convention for federal balanced budget. This is probably the most dangerous of all the proposals because it provides for a way to call a convention, propose amendments, and then approve them all with the same piece of legislation, providing inadequate time for public discussion and public input to the decisions Signed by the Governor’s Office Supported by- N/A Call government officials.
Opposed by- League of Women’s Voters
HB2022 Selection of Delegates Article V Convention, Arizona selection of delegates Waiting to be signed by Gov. Ducey Supported by- AZ Citizens Defense League Call Gov. Ducey’s Office
Opposed by- Animal Defense League of AZ, Citizens of the City of Tucson, Sierra Club,
WOMAN’S ISSUES
HB2238 Sex trafficking -WAS A STRIKE EVERYTHING – changed child prostitution to child sex trafficking, simply put sex trafficking in place of word prostitution. The Senate amendment clarified that there still is a crime of child prostitution for which sex offenders and internet violators need to register. Passed Senate 29-0 as amended and transmitted back to the House on 3/23. Concurrence recommended by House majority and minority on 3/28. Supported by- Women’s Foundation of Southern AZ, AZ Association of Counties, League of Women’s Voters, Maricopa County Attorney’s Office Please call your State Senators, specifically those on the R Committee
Opposed by- N/A
SB1367 Reporting a life birth from an abortion or punish doctor unless s/he tries to keep fetus alive. This requires abortion clinics to have expensive equipment and file additional reports or a doctor could be criminally charged – attempt to make abortion more difficult. It also interferes with family decisions when fetus is not viable. Signed by the Governor’s Office Supported by- Center for AZ Policy, AZ Catholic Conference Call government officials.
Opposed by- Women’s Foundation of Southern AZ, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Civil Liberties Union of AZ, Secular Coalition of AZ, AZ Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, AZ Osteopathic Medical Association
SB1439 No discrimination against health care agencies that REFUSE end of life care decisions by patients. Could interfere with advance directives. Signed by the Governor’s Office Supported by- Center for AZ Policy, AZ Catholic Conference Call government officials.
Opposed by- Secular Coalition of AZ, Planned Parenthood of AZ