Arizona Legislature – Week Seven Update, with drama 2/25/23
Every week at the legislature brings new unforeseen drama. Maybe nothing should be a surprise anymore, but this week was relearning the values of our politician’s commitments to their constituents…but, back to that momentarily.
This week was devoted to the Governor and her learned abilities to VETO Bills. The week st
This was a crossover week, which means all the Bills that began in the House must be voted out of the House and cross over to the Senate, and vice versa. Because of all the floor action, Committees didn’t meet, and members faced marathon floor sessions in which they slogged through action on a multitude of Bills — so many that crossover week will spill into next week, as well.
Very few committee hearings were held this week The Bills that were heard were important topics as the life of a new baby (SB1600), the numerous speeches/results of tests on voting machines on Election Integrity issues given to the joint legislative chambers (https://www.azleg.gov/agendas/0223012032127.pdf) [where new drama began], and the issue of Rank Choice Voting (HCR2033 and HB2552).
The legislator’s time was mostly spent in Caucus, and since the Governor has yet to decide where to begin on the budget, our tax dollars had to be spent elsewhere. Many elected officials joined in at the Southern Border, EXCEPT that NOT ONE Democrat was present. I guess their focus was on climate change…. The results of that meeting will be discussed later.
The budget deadline is June 30, 2023…time should be of the essence to get another DRAFT Budget completed. Don’t blame the Republican legislators! I am told this is the “Democratic” principals in our government that is causing the issue of non-compliance to our Republican form of government. You don’t like that look? Well, that is the only one our Nation has!
Okay, enough poking fun at our government, even though it does help to laugh occasionally. Let’s look at what Bills did have some movement in our limited government exchange this week, before we discuss the new drama.
Check out these few Bills:
- SB1486 voting; ranking; ballot format; keep an eye on this Democratic Bill. Right now, it still does not possess a threat, but you never know. And since there are two Republican Bills (HCR2033 and HB2552) directly opposing Rank Choice Voting (RTC); we should be ok. Our challenge is to cross the goal line when they hit the Governor’s Desk. God help us!
- SB1600 requires any infant who is born alive to be treated as a legal person under Arizona laws and have the same rights to medically appropriate and reasonable care and treatment. Requires any health professional present, when an infant is born alive, to take all medically appropriate actions to preserve the life and health of the born alive infant. This Bill did pass out of the Senate, into the House, BUT the Governor is expected to veto this Bill when it reaches her desk. God IS WATCHING this one…
Link to Bill Status Report: Click: 2-25-2023 – 2023 AZ STATE LEGISLATIVE BILLS AND ACTIONS and for Link to Abbreviations: Click:2023 Abbreviations 2 – 2-25-2023 You may need to click on the bill number and select open hyperlink.
How to read the Bill Status report. All the Bills listed on the attachment are ALL the Republican introduced Bills. Bills highlighted in Green are the GOP Bills monitored on a daily basis. Bills highlighted in Blue are Democratic Bills deemed necessary to follow. Bills highlighted in Gray, are ones introduced by LD2 legislators, Senator Kaiser and Representative Wilmeth. Bills highlighted with yellow in the status column, are the ones completed thru today, 2/18/23, and up to date.
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 infor
For the Drama…
Interesting to know that the Sinaloa cartels, have been colluding with American politicians, appointed government officials through money laundering, racketeering schemes,, human trafficking, drug trafficking, and bribery of elected officials…to help “rig elections, intimidate or murder those who threaten the operation.”
Leave it to the amazing AZ State Legislature to have such reputable people coming to share information at the Election Committee. To read about all the fraud, please read the article in the following link: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/02/shocking-az-senate-house-elections-presenter-claims-that-sinaloa-cartel-uses-bribes-money-laundering-election-fraud-to-control-elected-officials-and-traffic-drugs-humans-ballots-in-arizona/ You may just have a different view or your favorite politician…
It is remarkable when one hears about the mafia, cartels, or other demonic factions, that get involved with our life, and the news reports try to scare the ba-gee-bees out of us. But when the proof is given to us in black and white and knowing our former Governor Ducey was aware of these things, what does this all tell you about where our Nation is going? Not a comforting thought. But now with this knowledge, who is going to have the guts to do something about it? God bless America and what stability is left to stand on. Are you ready to fight or give up? All rhetorical questions, but a start. Our founding fathers would not have had to ask those questions…they would have already done something.
Back to the future
Starting this next week, as I still continue to update all the Legislation, I am going to shadow a few legislators for awhile, and get a closer look at what our Legislators do on a regular basis. And, I will report those findings back to you each week in the updates. Keep watching for those Reports.
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If there are Bills that are not specifically monitoring, PLEASE let us know and we’ll forward to the preparer. Remember, each Bill Number listed is a link to the Bill and you can access the status, documents and Agenda’s by clicking onto the link.
Post writter is Linda Brickman
Days of Session: 46
Bills Posted: 1625
Bills Passed: 14
Bills Vetoed: 14
Bills Signed: 0
Resolutions Posted: 97
Resolutions Passed: 0