Things are heating up in Phoenix and it’s not just the temperature. This is a long list, but it’s filled with important stuff from top to bottom.
Use Request to Speak (RTS):
SB 1149 – SUPPORT – Slow down the use of Tax Credits by requiring a review by a bipartisan commission
HB 2125 – SUPPORT – Obtain child care funds from Federal Government at no cost to the State.
SB 1217 – SUPPORT – Establishes a DREAMER in-state tuition at universities
HB 2186 – SUPPORT – House version of DREAMER in-state tuition
SB 1310 – SUPPORT – Eases release requirements for prisoners convicted of marijuana offenses or some other drug offenses and who have completed a drug treatment program.
SB 1090 – OPPOSE – Strips powers from county recorders to deal with emergency voting centers
SB 1188 – OPPOSE – Removes voters from PEVL if they don’t vote in both a primary and a general election.
HB 2039 – OPPOSE – Creates unnecessary work for county recorders by going after the red herring of federal-only voting.
HB 2616 – OPPOSE – Prohibits paying someone on a per signature basis for voter registration and requires registrations be turned in within 10 days and requires a criminal penalty for being late.
HB 2724 – OPPOSE – Attempts to weaken the Citizens Clean Elections Commission
SB 1451 – OPPOSE – Makes statewide ballot measures much more difficult to execute
SB 1366 – OPPOSE – Exempts some software for data centers from taxes – retroactive to 2013 – yet another way to reduce the general fund
SB 1291 – OPPOSE – Legalizes nunchuku, a traditional martial arts weapon
SB 1437 – SUPPORT – Part of nationwide effort to smooth the transition and re-entry of persons coming out of prison to secure productive employment.
SB 1468 – SUPPORT – Would require the development of suicide awareness and prevention training programs at school districts, charter schools and Arizona teacher training programs.
HB2055 – SUPPORT – This expands situations to apply to juvenile court to set aside a delinquency or incorrigibility adjudication or seek destruction of juvenile records.
HB 2523 – OPPOSE – Lowers minimum wage on students working part time to $7.25 per hour.
HB 2547 – OPPOSE – Creates a new state agency to manage federal public lands to promote business interests – seems to be an ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council) effort to promote the interests of big corporations.
HB 2570 – SUPPORT – Creates a committee to study murders of native American women and girls.
SB 1173 – SUPPORT – Provides for continued supplemental child care assistance to parents who go back to school to further their employment goals.
SCR 1008 – Would ask voters to approve the creation of a Lt. Governor position
Contact your legislators listed below if any of the above bills are not available via RTS
CONTACT LEGISLATORS – LD 6 & LD-7
Sylvia Allen SAllen@azleg.gov 602-926-5409
Bob Thorpe – BThorpe@azleg.gov 602-926-5219
Walt Blackman – WBlackman@azleg.gov 602-926-3043
Jamescita Peshlakai (D) LD7 JPeshlakai@azleg.gov ( 602) 926-5160
Arlando Teller (D) LD7 firstname.lastname@example.org (602) 926-3069
Myron Tsosie (D) LD7 email@example.com 602-926-3157
Call or Write the Legislators on These Bills
SB 1088 – SUPPORT – Provides comprehensive dental coverage through Medicaid for pregnant women 21 years of age and older.
SB 1097 – SUPPORT – Provides chiropractic services under Medicaid.
SB 1353 – SUPPORT – Provides diabetes management for Medicaid recipients
SB 1355 – SUPPORT – Provide dental care for Native Americans under Medicaid
SB 1460 – OPPOSE – Exempts digital goods and services from sales taxes – further reduces general fund by some $120 million per year.
HCR 2022 – OPPOSE – Would allow for an Article V constitution convention – something that would very likely lead to a TOTAL REWRITE of the US Constitution.
HB 2026 — OPPOSE — “Muzzling Teachers” — This bill threatens teacher’s ability to talk about social justice or “controversial” issues. HELD in the Senate committee last week.
SB 1395 — OPPOSE Voucher Expansion Bill – Has March 29th deadline in House and no movement in Senate as of yet, which is good.
SB 1485 — SUPPORT — Caps STOs (School tuition tax credits) Passed committee in House 8-1.
SCR 1014 – OPPOSE – Senate version of Article V constitutional convention
SB 1040 – SUPPORT – Establish a committee to look into the causes of maternal fatalities – in AZ 20 women die from child birth for every 100,000 live births and 89% of those deaths are preventable.
SB 1250 – SUPPORT – Enhances sexual assault protection order effectiveness
HB 2693 – STRONGLY OPPOSE – Allows carrying loaded weapons in a vehicle on school grounds when dropping off or picking up students.
HB 2609 – OPPOSE – Allows greatly expanded exploitation of ground water pumping to support developments by out of state developers at the expense of local ordinances to the contrary.
HB 2013 – SUPPORT – Provide annual funding for the development and implementation of measures that maintain, enhance and restore rivers, streams and wildlife habitats.
HB 2646 – SUPPORT – Will work to improve access to broadband connectivity in rural and tribal areas.
HB 2186 – SUPPORT – Requires school meals be provided without bullying or harassing students
CONTACT THE GOVERNOR
Doug Ducey E-mail: https://azgovernor.gov/engage/form/contact-governor-ducey Tel:(602)542-4331
SB 1072 – OPPOSE – Requires photo ID at early voting centers – clearly a way to make voting more difficult.
Nancy Barto – 602-926-5766 firstname.lastname@example.org
House Health Chair
SB 1060 – SUPPORT – REQUEST A HEARING – Adds vaping and e-cigarettes to AZ’s second-hand smoking laws.