Arizona Legislative Alert – April 10th, 2022

Here is the contact information for our Legislators:

AZ SENATE:

LD 6 – Wendy Rogers 602-926-3042

LD 7 – Theresa Hatathlie 602-926-5160

President Karen Fann 602-926-5874

Majority Ldr Rick Gray 602-926-5413

AZ HOUSE:

LD 6 – Walt Blackman 602-926-3043

LD 6 – Brenda Barton 602-926-3421

LD 7 – Jasmine Blackwater-Nygren 602-926-3069

LD 7 – Myron Tsosie 602-926-3157

Speaker Russell Bowers 602-926-3128

Majority Ldr Ben Toma 602-926-3298

CONTACT THE GOVERNOR AS BILLS MOVE TO HIM TO SIGN

IT IS BEST TO CALL HIS OFFICE TO VOICE YOUR OPPOSITION – 602-542-4331.

IF YOU TWEET – SEND YOUR OPPOSITION VIA TWITTER – @DOUGDUCEY 

(He hates to get Tweets it seems!!)

Other Resources to Find Out More on Key Arizona Legislative Issues:

RTS Access via AZ Legislature Web Site: https://apps.azleg.gov/BillStatus/BillOverview?SessionID=125

Coconino County Democratic Party: https://coconinodemocrats.org/category/action-alerts/

Civic Engagement Beyond Voting: https://www.cebv.us/

Save our Schools: https://sosarizona.org/

Anne Schneider’s Alerts:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/18Z2KAoOtBd3S4kORzQnfaHP6jtLHWhqI/view

AAUW – Arizona: https://www.aauwarizona.org/

ANIMAL WELFARE – Arizona Humane Society

Legislative Initiatives to Create a Safer Arizona – Arizona Humane Society (azhumane.org)

DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE – Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence

2022 Legislative Agenda (acesdv.org)

Sign up for weekly legislative alerts on Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence : Sign Up to Stay in Touch (constantcontact.com)

EDUCATION

Arizona Education Association – Legislative Alert Sign-Up: AEA Legislative Update | Arizona Education Association (arizonaea.org)

Arizona School Boards Association – Legislative – Arizona School Boards Association (azsba.org)

ENVIRONMENTAL

Sierra Club Legislative Alerts: 2022 Legislative Updates | Sierra Club

Sierra Club Legislative Tracker: Legislative Tracker | Sierra Club

HEALTH and WELFARE

Arizona Nurses Association

2022 AzNA Healthcare Bill Watch List – Arizona Nurses Association (aznurse.org)

National Association of Social Workers, Arizona Chapter

Action Alerts and Legislative Updates (socialworkers.org)

TECHNOLOGY – Arizona Technology Council

ICBD-580-AZTC-Public-Policy-2022_V12-Digital_Compressed.pdf (aztechcouncil.org) – mostly policy statements and federal legislation, but some discussion is more relevant to state legislation and appropriations.

VETERANS

Arizona Veterans Legislation Proposals 2022 – Jackson Law (jacksonlawgroupaz.com)

There is a lot happening in the Arizona Legislature but its pretty much behind the scenes and in secret.  The biggest issue is the budget.  Arizona has a whopping $5.3 BILLION surplus this year and Republicans are focused on how to give a lot of that money to the state’s elite in the form of draconian tax cuts.  There is a ballot proposition that has been successfully approved to be on the November ballot that would repeal the 2.5% flat tax that the legislature passed earliers.  To counter this voter-initiated disapproval, Republicans are considering repealing the prior flat tax legislation – which would NEGATE the planned ballot measure – and then passing another flat tax proposal with slightly different details.  This would require a totally new effort to get a ballot measure on the ballot.

This week is similar to last week – with a whole list of very bad bills eligible for floor votes and potential passage at any time.  To voice your position on these bills you will need, for the most part, to appeal to our representatives directly via email or phone.  These bills are coherently listed on the CEBV legislative alert from last week, 4/3, and are still viable since not much was done on these bills in the past week.

You can see the CEBV list of bills here:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wfqXLqDcenj_Jc1n7xstKBff8LIVoOZwcBehv0R3lC8/edit

Here’s a link to a listing of the “Active” bills that may come up for floor votes this coming week (it is not complete since not all bill agendas are available yet):

https://www.azleg.gov/active-bills/

Check this link as the week progresses to see what bills are coming up for votes.  In all of these cases, the best option is to contact the President of the Senate (Karen Fann) or the Speaker of the House (Russel Bowers) and ask them to NOT bring these bills up for a floor vote.

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