Arizona Legislature – Week Twelve Legislative Update, 4-1-2023

Arizona Legislature – Week Twelve Update, 4-1-2023

It kinda feels like the 12 Days of Christmas!  Almost to the end of this legislative session…well, at least the 100 days of the prescribed session.

Let’s see how much longer we can string this out. The Governor holds the decision on that one.

In the meantime, she was fast at work this past week vetoing 4 more Bills and passing 17 Bills as of the date of this posting – They are listed below.

Now is the challenge for the Budget. 

legislative leadership and Governor Hobbs’ office are still struggling at reaching a passable budget.  June 30 ends the state’s fiscal year, so that usually serves as an unofficial deadline for budget passage to avoid a state government shutdown.

Will our government still be up and running after June 30, 2023? 

According to the legislators, this was the last week of Committee hearings, except for Appropriations in both Chambers next week.  The next few weeks — or months — will be spent on the floor debating and voting on the remaining Bills, including sending those that were amended by the opposite Chamber back to the original Chamber for their approval or refusal of the changes. (got that tangled web of words?)  A refusal results in a Conference Committee with members from both chambers meeting to work out the differences in each version.

Bills should also continue being sent up to the Governor for her action.

There are still many Bills awaiting their decision on whether they become Law or die with Sine Die.  Even if the Governor has not signed any Bills before Sine Die, then she still has ten (10) days AFTER the legislature rests, to decide if the Bills become law or not.

How long will the regular session last?

Will there be a Special Session?

When will the Interim Committees begin?

AND JUST IMAGINE A KARI LAKE VICTORY WILD CARD!

Give it another few weeks, to get answers to those questions and many more.

BILLS OF INTEREST

Bills Sent To the Governor, Bills Vetoed and Bills Passed.

At this point in time, they are all of interest.  After vetoing one specific Bill this week, I have come to the conclusion that the resident on the 9th Floor could care less about any constituent in AZ.  To veto SB1250 which was an employers, vaccines, and  religious exemption Bill, on Thursday, just confirms that she is numb to the needs of Arizonans, and just not EVEN CLOSE to as many brain cells as my granddog!

BILLS SENT TO THE GOVERNOR WAITING FOR PENDING DECISION

  1. SB1162        home-based businesses; restrictions; prohibition
  2. SB1172        fire district bonding; limitation
  3. HB2056        dry washes; permit program exemption
  4. HB2199        cosmetology instructors
  5. HB2427        domestic violence; pregnant victim; sentencing
  6. HB2440        electric energy; power companies; priorities
  7. HB2472        social credit; use; prohibition
  8. HB2500        sexual assault victims; financial assistance

BILLS VETOED BY THE GOVERNOR THIS WEEK

  1. SB1024              public rights-of-way; unlawful acts                   VETOED       3/30
  2. SB1063        food municipal tax; exemption                        VETOED       3/28
  3. SB1096        firearms; contracts; prohibited practices           VETOED       3/28
  4. SB1250        employers; vaccines; religious exemption         VETOED       3/30

BILLS SIGNED INTO LAW BY THE GOVERNOR THIS WEEK

  1. SB1036 setting aside conviction; certificate eligibility     SIGNED        3/28

CHAPTER 3             Senate Engrossed

  1. SB1051 census adjustment; population threshold          SIGNED        3/28

CHAPTER 4             Senate Engrossed

  1. SB1078        podiatric medical assistants; radiation; exemption       SIGNED

3/28             CHAPTER 5             Senate Engrossed

  1. SB1173        public retirement systems; plan election           SIGNED        3/28

CHAPTER 6             Senate Engrossed

  1. SB1190        technical correction; collection agencies; licenses        SIGNED

3/28             CHAPTER 7             Senate Engrossed

  1. SB1211        county attorney; representation; duties            SIGNED        3/28

CHAPTER 8             Senate Engrossed

  1. SB1218        naturopathic physicians medical board             SIGNED        3/28

CHAPTER 9             Senate Engrossed

  1. SB1283        dental board; annual report; website               SIGNED        3/28

CHAPTER 10           Senate Engrossed

  1. SB1473        tax corrections act of 2023                             SIGNED        3/28

CHAPTER 11           Senate Engrossed

  1. SB1130        deferred payments; prohibition                       SIGNED        3/29

CHAPTER 12           Senate Engrossed

  1. SB1049        homeowners’ associations; Betsy Ross Flag      SIGNED        3/30

CHAPTER 13           Senate Engrossed

  1. SB1230        tax exemptions; affidavit                                SIGNED        3/30

CHAPTER 14           Senate Engrossed

  1. SB1584        small school districts; substitute teachers         SIGNED        3/30

CHAPTER 15           Senate Engrossed

  1. HB2381        mobile homes; recreational vehicles; fund        SIGNED        3/30

CHAPTER 16           Senate Engrossed

  1. HB2624        AHCCCS; redeterminations; appropriation        SIGNED        3/30

CHAPTER 17 EMER  Senate Engrossed

CITIZEN LEGISLATOR

There has been so much talk about Precinct Committeemen (PC) this week, especially with all the stuff going on in a couple of LD’s.  SO, Who are these PC’s?  What is their importance?

Instead of focusing on negative news this week, let’s focus on what we can ALL do to improve our election integrity.  Through bringing in solid PC’s with true like-minded interests according to the Republican platform, we can learn to treat each other with respect and learn the basics of teaching others how we CAN be GREAT again.

A Precinct Committeeman

An Enforcer…an ELECTED OFFICIAL!  The PC is the first and closest level of an elected official to voters in a political system.  So much information has been devoted to the PC that instead of sharing it all here under the CITIZEN LEGISLATOR, I have made a separate booklet to share.  Please review the attached document, “A PRECINCT COMMITTEEMAN IS…”  It is a simple digest on the main points of Who, What, Why and How of a PC.  I hope you like it.  4-2-2023 – THE PRECINCT COMMITTEEMAN OR CITIZEN LEGISLATOR 040223 FINAL

REMEMBER, AS AN OFFICIAL PUBLIC SERVANT, WE ARE HERE TO SERVE OTHERS, NOT TO BE THEIR SERVANT.

HOW TO CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATOR

The RTS (Request to Speak) system is a necessary component to our legislative process.  This is an excellent way to share your positions on a particular Bill and let your legislator know that you support his/her legislation.  Please review this site and make sure you know how to use it properly.  The legislators depend a lot on your opinions and this is where you share them.

The link to sign up for the RTS system can be found here:  https://www.azleg.gov/alispdfs/Using_the_Request_to_Speak_Program.pdf

GENERAL INFORMATION

 Once again, as a gentle reminder to all of the people who just joined these updates, this is how to read the attachments.  All the Bills listed on the attachments are mostly ALL the Republican Introduced Bills.

2023 AZ STATE LEGISLATIVE BILLS AND ACTIONS 040123 VERSION

2023 Abbreviations 2 (003) (002)

The Bills highlighted in Green are the GOP Bills I monitor on a daily basis.  The Bills highlighted in Blue are Democratic Bills I thought were necessary to follow.  The Bills highlighted in Gray, are ones introduced by LD2 legislators, Senator Kaiser and Representative Wilmeth.

And, the Bills highlighted with yellow in the status and date columns, are noted for your review to see their progression in the legislative process.  Al Bills are up to date through 3/18/23.

Remember, each Bill Number listed is a link to the Bill itself and you can access the status, documents and Agenda’s by clicking onto the link.  Even though I monitor and keep track of the Bills daily, I only send out Updates on the weekends.  So, if you want daily updates on any Bill, just click onto the Bill Number, and go to Overview or Status, for real-time information.

As always, if there are Bills that I am not specifically monitoring, PLEASE let me know and I will add them to my list for you.

Respectfully,

BY Line:

Linda Brickman, Chairman of LD2 Legislative Committee

Email:  Luvbug1611@cox.net

Cell:  602-330-9422

 

 

SESSION STATISTICS

 

Days of Session: 83

 

Bills Posted: 1630

 

Bills Transmitted to the Governor: 47

 

Bills Vetoed: 20

 

Bills Signed: 17

 

Resolutions Posted: 98

 

Resolutions Sent to the SOS: 11

 

  1. HCR2001      school district expenditures; authorizations
  2. HCR2027      Russell Pearce; death resolution
  3. HCR2033      primary elections; eligible candidates
  4. HCR2044      Assyrian Genocide; recognition
  5. HCR2045      Jack Jackson, Sr.; death resolution
  6. HCR2047      twentieth anniversary; death; Lori Piestewa
  7. HCR2048      Joe Hart; death resolution
  8. HR2002        securing America’s lands; foreign interference
  9. SCR1006      death benefit; assault; first responders
  10. SCR1020      James Henderson; death resolution
  11. SR1004        Mel Hannah; death resolution

 

Bills Vetoed:  20

 

  1. SB1184        Municipal tax exemption; residential leases      VETOED       2/23
  2. SB1248        Scope of practice; process; repeal                   VETOED       3/3
  3. Senate Budget Bills SB1523 through SB1535 (13 Bills)          VETOED       2/16
  4. SB1305        race; ethnicity; prohibited instruction [CRT Bill] VETOED       3/9
  5. SB1063        food municipal tax; exemption                        VETOED       3/28
  6. SB1096        firearms; contracts; prohibited practices           VETOED       3/28
  7. SB1024              public rights-of-way; unlawful acts                   VETOED       3/30
  8. SB1250        employers; vaccines; religious exemption         VETOED       3/30

 

Bills Signed:  17

 

  1. SB1103        administrative review; approvals; developments         SIGNED                                              3/3              CHAPTER 1             House Engrossed
  2. SB1171        conformity; internal revenue code                             SIGNED

3/3              CHAPTER 2             Senate Engrossed

  1. SB1036        setting aside conviction; certificate eligibility     SIGNED        3/28

CHAPTER 3             Senate Engrossed

  1. SB1051        census adjustment; population threshold          SIGNED        3/28

CHAPTER 4             Senate Engrossed

  1. SB1078        podiatric medical assistants; radiation; exemption       SIGNED

3/28             CHAPTER 5             Senate Engrossed

  1. SB1173        public retirement systems; plan election           SIGNED        3/28

CHAPTER 6             Senate Engrossed

  1. SB1190        technical correction; collection agencies; licenses        SIGNED

3/28             CHAPTER 7             Senate Engrossed

  1. SB1211        county attorney; representation; duties            SIGNED        3/28

CHAPTER 8             Senate Engrossed

  1. SB1218        naturopathic physicians medical board             SIGNED        3/28

CHAPTER 9             Senate Engrossed

  1. SB1283        dental board; annual report; website               SIGNED        3/28

CHAPTER 10           Senate Engrossed

  1. SB1473        tax corrections act of 2023                             SIGNED        3/28

CHAPTER 11           Senate Engrossed

  1. SB1130        deferred payments; prohibition                       SIGNED        3/29

CHAPTER 12           Senate Engrossed

  1. SB1049        homeowners’ associations; Betsy Ross Flag      SIGNED        3/30

CHAPTER 13           Senate Engrossed

  1. SB1230        tax exemptions; affidavit                                SIGNED        3/30

CHAPTER 14           Senate Engrossed

  1. SB1584        small school districts; substitute teachers         SIGNED        3/30

CHAPTER 15           Senate Engrossed

  1. HB2381        mobile homes; recreational vehicles; fund        SIGNED        3/30

CHAPTER 16           Senate Engrossed

  1. HB2624        AHCCCS; redeterminations; appropriation        SIGNED        3/30

CHAPTER 17 EMER  Senate Engrossed

 

 

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