WEEK SEVENTEEN LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, 5/6/23

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Slow and methodical was the way this past week went at the Legislature.  Our leaders came into Floor sessions long enough to make an appearance and make a little chatter, and back to their homes they went.

The legislators were on the Floor long enough to pass a single Bill, HB2432 out of the House and onto the Governor’s desk on 5/3/23 for signing or vetoing.  There were also 17 Bills that made it through the Senate Floor, also on 5/3 and onto the Governor’s

One more Resolution, SCR1021 (United States; Taiwan; trade partnership) also made it to the Secretary of State.

Do you remember Senate Bill 1117 introduced by Senator Steve Kaiser?  This Bill kinda died on the vine…but resprouted as a trifecta splitting off three Striker Bills, HB2536, SB1161, and SB1163.  Whatever you may hear or think you know about these Bills, it is not enough!

Go below and read CITIZEN LEGISLATOR and the attachments.  This needs some major CALL TO ACTION NOW!!!  The vote will most likely come up next week and we need to have a say on THIS!  Contact ALL the Legislators and convey to them that they need to read and understand the purpose behind these Bills.  Is this really the solution or another mask covering the issue of the unaffordable housing crisis.

The biggest news of the week is that the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors met today and filled one of the two legislative vacancies.  They appointed Julie Willoughby to replace expelled former member, Liz Harris. Willoughby is an ER nurse in Chandler and narrowly lost the election to Harris in November.  Former Democrat Senator Raquel Teran’s seat remains vacant.

VETOES/NEW LAWS/CURRENT BILLS ON GOV’S DESK

Governor Hobbs “The Veto Queen” veto list stands at 78 VETOES!   Hobbs stands at 112 Bills she has signed.  With the Floor action already mentioned, the Veto Queen has 18 Bills awaiting her decision.

The Legislature still has no intentions of closing up shop for a loonng time.  The Budget is still with the Governor and Leadership, with the Dems holding out for whatever they can get.

The following are the 18 Bills sent to the Governor on 5/3/23 for a decision.

HB2432         supplemental appropriation; AHCCCS; adjustments

SB1007          nuclear emergency management; appropriations; assessments

SB1038          probate advisory panel; establishment

SB1053          veterinary medicine; electronic means

SB1060          animal owners; definition

SB1061          public officials; home addresses; confidentiality

SB1067          study committee; animal control standards

SB1205          foster children; education; best interest

SB1206          commercial vehicles; penalty; civil; criminal

SB1208          dropout recovery programs; revisions

SB1226          dental board; business entities; records

SB1252          maltreatment oversight committee; establishment

SB1255          regulatory costs; rulemaking; ratification

SB1273          early ballot delivery; instruction requirements

SB1299          inauguration expenses; promotional fund account

SB1315          emergency response; students with disabilities

SB1376          appropriation; deputies; detention officers

SB1601          breast examinations; cancer screenings; age

TWO NEW LEGISLATORS

The Board of Supervisors should be making a decision on who the new Legislator will be in LD13 to replace Representative Liz Harris.  And with a Democrat resigning from the Senate, of Senator Raquel Terán, LD26, looks like we will be welcoming two new legislators soon.

CITIZEN LEGISLATOR

The Trifecta Proposal.  Please read the attached documents as it will explain to you the proposal of the combination of two Bills (HB2536 and SB1163) and SB1161 on Senator Kaiser’s proposal for unaffordable housing.  I have attempted to simplify the idea, but the decision is up to you whether this is a solution to the crisis or not

I am only forwarding information to you and let you decide.

The three Bills that are up for a vote possibly next week.  Many of the legislators plan on voting for this Bill without a lick of information supporting their vote.  Both House Speaker Ben Toma and Senate President Warren Petersen are a YES vote and their responses to these Bills, is that “this is better than the original version.”

REALLY?  Since when, and where is it written that we need to vote yes to take the best of the worst!  All three Bills need to be revised.

It is about time that someone explains to our Leadership what it means to listen to their constituency and not vote their own “AGENDA.”

Go to the attachment, Zoning Reform: The Trifecta Affordable Housing Proposal”.  Included in this article is a brief history and definition of: a description of Senator Kaisers three Bills, Senator Kaiser’s new proposal, and a few other informational documents.  Let me know what you think.

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.

The Bills highlighted in Green are the GOP Bills I monitor on a daily basis.  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.  All Bills are up to date through 4//23.

And yes, I did remove most all the Bills highlighted in Blue that were Democrat sponsored.  If the Bills were not moving out of Committee like the Republican sponsored Bills, they have been removed from the monitoring cycle.

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.  Don’t forget, there is an attachment with the Abbreviations used in the legislature to make your reading easier to understand.

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,

Linda Brickman,

Chairman of Legislative Affairs for MCRC

Email:  Luvbug1611@cox.net

Cell:  602-330-9422

SESSION STATISTICS

Days of Session: 118

Bills Posted: 1634

Bills Transmitted to the Governor: 208

Bills Vetoed: 78

Bills Signed: 112

Resolutions Posted: 106

Resolutions Sent to the SOS: 20

  1. HCM2002 federal lands housing shortage
  2. HCM2003 critical minerals; copper; urging the president
  3. HCM2004 urging Congress; national forest health
  4. HCM2007 state immigration enforcement; urging Congress
  5. HCR2001 school district expenditures; authorizations
  6. HCR2027 Russell Pearce; death resolution
  7. HCR2033 primary elections; eligible candidates
  8. HCR2037 Assyrian New Year; recognizing
  9. HCR2044 Assyrian Genocide; recognition
  10. HCR2045 Jack Jackson, Sr.; death resolution
  11. HCR2047 twentieth anniversary; death; Lori Piestewa
  12. HCR2048 Joe Hart; death resolution
  13. HR2002 securing America’s lands; foreign interference
  14. HR2003 Liz Harris; expulsion
  15. SCR1006 death benefit; assault; first responders
  16. SCR1020 James Henderson; death resolution
  17. SR1004 Mel Hannah; death resolution
  18. SCR1037 presidential electors; constitutional appointments

(NOW; elections; systems; equipment)

  1. SCR1039 Ted Williams; death resolution
  2. SCR1021 United States; Taiwan; trade resolution

Bills Vetoed:  78

  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
  9. HB2056 dry washes; permit program exemption               VETOED        4/3
  10. HB2427 domestic violence; pregnant victim; sentencing VETOED 4/3
  11. HB2440 electric energy; power companies; priorities VETOED  4/3
  12. HB2472 social credit; use; prohibition VETOED        4/3
  13. HB2322 active-early voting lists; removed VETOED        4/6
  14. HB2437 transmission lines; applications; exceptions VETOED 4/5
  15. HB2477 electoral college; support VETOED        4/5
  16. HB2535 private property; wells; regulation; prohibition VETOED        4/5
  17. HB2586 ADOT dynamic message signs VETOED        4/5
  18. SB1162 home-based businesses; restrictions; prohibition VETOED 4/4
  19. SB1600 infants; born alive; requirements VETOED        4/6
  20. SB1009 criminal damage; monuments; memorials; statues VETOED 4/5
  21. SB1074 election; contest; technical correction VETOED        4/6
  22. SB1253 sex offender registration; school notification VETOED        4/6
  23. SB1257 water resources; assistant director VETOED        4/6
  24. SB1428 political subdivisions; gun shows; preemption VETOED        4/6
  25. HB2415 active early voting lists; removal VETOED        4/6
  26. HB2212 criminal damage; trespassing; critical facilities 4/11
  27. HB2442 temporary non-expansion area 4/11
  28. HB2552 voting; elections; tally; prohibition             4/12
  29. HB2675 drug cartels; terrorist organizations 4/11
  30. HB2754 criminal liability; enterprises 4/12
  31. SB1005 unjustified actions; parental rights             4/11
  32. SB1027 carfentanil; fentanyl; threshold amount; minors 4/11
  33. SB1109 prohibited weapons; muffling device; repeal 4/11
  34. SB1166 public employees; postsecondary degree requirements 4/7
  35. SB1236 blockchain technology; tax; fee; prohibition 4/12
  36. SB1251 working animals; restrictions; prohibition 4/12
  37. HB2570 – 2582 12 Additional Budget Bills from the House that I include
  38. Plus all the Bills listed on the earlier page.

Bills Signed:  112

  1. SB1103 administrative review; approvals; developments    SIGNED    3/3   CHAPTER 1
  2. SB1171 conformity; internal revenue code     SIGNED     3/3   CHAPTER 2
  1. SB1036 setting aside conviction; certificate eligibility          SIGNED         3/28
  1. SB1051 census adjustment; population threshold               SIGNED         3/28
  1. SB1078 podiatric medical assistants; radiation; exemption  SIGNED        3/28
  2. SB1173 public retirement systems; plan election                 SIGNED         3/28
  3. SB1190 technical correction; collection agencies; licenses   SIGNED       3/28
  4. SB1211 county attorney; representation; duties                    SIGNED         3/28
  5. SB1218 naturopathic physicians medical board                   SIGNED         3/28
  6. SB1283 dental board; annual report; website                       SIGNED         3/28
  7. SB1473 corrections act of 2023                                            SIGNED         3/28
  8. SB1130 deferred payments; prohibition                                SIGNED         3/29
  9. SB1049 homeowners’ associations; Betsy Ross Flag          SIGNED         3/30
  10. SB1230 tax exemptions; affidavit                                         SIGNED         3/30
  11. SB1584 small school districts; substitute teachers               SIGNED         3/30
  12. HB2381 mobile homes; recreational vehicles; fund              SIGNED         3/30
  13. HB2624 AHCCCS; redeterminations; appropriation              SIGNED         3/30
  14. SB1172 fire district bonding; limitation                                  SIGNED         4/4
  15. SB1270 open meetings; capacity                                         SIGNED         4/6
  16. HB2168 Good Samaritan; medical assistance                     SIGNED         4/6
  17. HB2199 cosmetology instructors                                          SIGNED         4/5
  18. HB2214 session law; font color                                            SIGNED         4/6
  19. HB2223 liquor; licensing; processes; procedures                SIGNED         4/6
  20. HB2225 ADOA; alternative routes applicants                      SIGNED         4/7
  21. HB2293 liquor; purchase; identification                               SIGNED         4/6
  22. HB2373 permits; automated permitting platform                 SIGNED         4/11
  23. HB2496 transmission lines; definition                                  SIGNED         4/5
  24. HB2525 barbering; cosmetology; salons; unlicensed employees; SIGNED 4/5
  25. HB2550 eyelash technicians; registration                            SIGNED          4/3
  26. HB2066 banks; financial institutions; personal information SIGNED         4/11
  27. HB2197 wills; electronic signatures; requirements              SIGNED         4/11
  28. HB2433 pensions; domestic relations orders                       SIGNED         4/11
  29. HB2473 dental hygienists; scope of practice                        SIGNED         4/11
  30. HB2498 do-not-call list; text messages                                SIGNED         4/12
  31. HB2589 emergency medical technicians; military reciprocity SIGNED 4/12
  32. SB1052 insurance coverage; biomarker testing                    SIGNED         4/11
  33. SB1097 truck routes; signage                                               SIGNED         4/11
  34. SB1176 health professionals; address; confidentiality          SIGNED         4/12
  35. SB1294 sex offender registration; online identifiers              SIGNED         4/12
  36. SB1603 hospital; price transparency                                    SIGNED         4/12
  37. SB1650 auditor general; duties; access                               SIGNED         4/12
  38. HB2005 foreign captive insurers; definition                          SIGNED          4/13
  39. HB2006 insurance; liquidity; definition                                  SIGNED          4/13
  40. HB2008 ASRS; contribution prepayment                              SIGNED          4/13
  41. HB2009 ASRS; retirement application; changes                  SIGNED          4/13
  42. HB2011 state board of accountancy; continuation               SIGNED          4/13
  43. HB2015 retirement plans; plan election; rehire                    SIGNED          4/13
  44. HB2016 food handler certificates; training; exemptio          SIGNED          4/13
  45. HB2029 ASRS; supplemental deferral plan; participation   SIGNED          4/13
  46. HB2052 counties; advertising contracts; term; notice         SIGNED          4/13
  47. HB2055 probation; work time costs; reporting                    SIGNED        4/13
  48. HB2564 hospitals; physicians; dispensing opioids             SIGNED         4/13
  49. HB2339 prisoners; medical records; family access            SIGNED         4/11
  50. Bill #’s HB2339, HB2346, and HB 2564 are Democratic sponsored Bills

Attachments

2023 Abbreviations 2 (003) (002)

2023 AZ STATE LEGISLATIVE BILLS AND ACTIONS 050423 SHORT VERSION

Zoning Reform -The Trifecta Affordable Housing Proposal LB FINAL 050623

DESCRIPTION OF HB2536 SB1163 & SB1161

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