WEEK SIXTEEN LEGISLATIVE UPDATE 4/29/23

♪ ♫ NO MORE TAMALES TODAY! ♪ ♫

Looks like the Legislators had enough of up-beat and off tuned rhetoric from the Democrats on the tamale Bill, as HB2509 went up in flames at the grill. The Democrats sheepishly gave in to their Governor, not to embarrass themselves and voted against the veto override which would have passed HB2509 in Tuesdays Floor session on the 25th. The final vote was 35-23 against the veto override.

Folks that needed a side income from the sale of cottage foods are important, but now that this circus sideshow is complete, maybe it’s time to refocus on other important issues, such as the state’s Medicaid program, housing, water, homelessness, and a multitude of cross partisan issues requiring immediate attention…including Election Integrity Bills.

Breaks are great; but work comes first. A budget still needs to be completed by July 1st. According to Senate President Warren Petersen, the Legislative Democrats are more at fault for the delay than the Governor. The Dems are still holding out for what they want in the Budget.

After only reviewing 36 Floor Bills, taking a long break after the failure of HB2509, our Legislators are on back on break again until May 3rd.

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

Governor Hobbs “The Veto Queen” veto list stands at 77 VETOES! Hobbs still remains at 93 Bills she has signed. There had been no Floor action last week, so none of her numbers changed.

With the Legislative Floor debates that did take place, 20 (19 Bills from the House, 1 from the Senate) Bills did move onto the Governors desk for a final decision – Sign or Veto.

And since the Legislature has no intentions of closing up shop for a loonng time (they learned their lesson before when previous Governors did not open up for a Special Session, so no chances are being wasted on this one either), it may be a while before we see the end of this traveling circus.

NEW LEGISLATOR

After an event filled day at the Board of Supervisors (BOS) meeting on Monday, these clowns decided to go into Closed Session and not make a decision until possibly next week on whom will replace Representative Liz Harris. Each of the three chosen candidates by LD13 will be interviewed by the BOS, before a decision is made. As we note, Ms. Harris was expelled from the Legislature last week.

Be ready for a couple of surprises when this decision is made. One person has a better chance of the three names given to the BOS than the other two. No names mentioned here as there is an option the BOS are trying to legally (ha) work out.

My opinion here dudes, it is against the Statutes to do what you want! I know that comment is a puzzlement to the choir here, but the BOS is up to NO GOOD! One person, not on the list may be asked to take Ms. Harris’s place.

BILLS SENT TO THE GOVERNOR THIS WEEK

This past week the Governor received 20 Bills that need a decision in the next 5 days. They are listed below:

HB2012 repeal; massage therapy; communication proficiency GOV’S DESK 4/26

HB2028 PSPRS; contribution rates GOVERNORS DESK 4/26

HB2041 mental health; voluntary evaluations; payment GOVERNORS DESK 4/26

HB2062 license plates; special plates GOVERNORS DESK 4/26

HB2143 gray water; residential standards; rules GOVERNORS DESK 4/26

HB2166 DHS; licensure; group homes GOVERNORS DESK 4/25

HB2169 child sex doll; exploitation GOVERNORS DESK 4/25

HB2213 case management; remote access; requirements GOV’S DESK 4/26

HB2255 funeral practices; transportation protection agreements GOV’S DESK 4/25

HB2288 roundabouts; right-of-way; large vehicles GOVERNORS DESK 4/26

HB2456 ASDB; continuation GOVERNORS DESK 4/26

HB2459 schools; governing board members; employment GOV’S DESK 4/26

HB2485 ambush; police; police; classification GOVERNORS DESK 4/25

HB2489 prescriptions; approval; controlled substance GOVERNORS DESK 4/25

HB2505 outdoor recreation coordinating commission; continuation GOV’S DESK 4/25

HB2506 Arizona state parks board; continuation GOVERNORS DESK 4/25

HB2534 mortgaged property; tax statements; email GOVERNORS DESK 4/25

HB2607 board members; condominiums; planned communities GOV’S DESK 4/26

HB2759 nonprofits; facilitation; trafficking offenses; penalties GOV’S DESK 4/25

SB1047 criminal trespass; aiding peace officer GOVERNORS DESK 4/26

CITIZEN LEGISLATOR

Having had such a short week at the Legislature, I thought I would take a little twist on my Citizen Legislator, and talk about a different topic.

EDUCATION OR INDOCTRINATION: Don’t let the title fool you. It is not all about our educational system; it’s a whole lot more.

So, with the usual Updates, and Abbreviations, there’s one additional attachment. One document that’s called EDUCATION OR INDOCTRINATION. It’s a synopsis of how our understanding and history of topical issues become entrenched in our thought processes, as well as the truth and transparency of the world chaos today. Quite possibly this could be the answer to the rebirth of We the People and the direction we should be facing. It is long, so find a good place to read with your favorite beverage; you will need it.

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: 111

Bills Posted: 1632

Bills Transmitted to the Governor: 190

Bills Vetoed: 77

Bills Signed: 93

Resolutions Posted: 104

Resolutions Sent to the SOS: 19

HCM2002 federal lands housing shortage
HCM2003 critical minerals; copper; urging the president
HCM2004 urging Congress; national forest health
HCM2007 state immigration enforcement; urging Congress
HCR2001 school district expenditures; authorizations
HCR2027 Russell Pearce; death resolution
HCR2033 primary elections; eligible candidates
HCR2037 Assyrian New Year; recognizing
HCR2044 Assyrian Genocide; recognition
HCR2045 Jack Jackson, Sr.; death resolution
HCR2047 twentieth anniversary; death; Lori Piestewa
HCR2048 Joe Hart; death resolution
HR2002 securing America’s lands; foreign interference
HR2003 Liz Harris; expulsion
SCR1006 death benefit; assault; first responders
SCR1020 James Henderson; death resolution
SR1004 Mel Hannah; death resolution
SCR1037 presidential electors; constitutional appointments
(NOW; elections; systems; equipment)

SCR1039 Ted Williams; death resolution

Bills Vetoed: 77

SB1184 Municipal tax exemption; residential leases VETOED 2/23
SB1248 Scope of practice; process; repeal VETOED 3/3
Senate Budget Bills SB1523 through SB1535 (13 Bills) VETOED 2/16
SB1305 race; ethnicity; prohibited instruction [CRT Bill] VETOED 3/9
SB1063 food municipal tax; exemption VETOED 3/28
SB1096 firearms; contracts; prohibited practices VETOED 3/28
SB1024 public rights-of-way; unlawful acts VETOED 3/30
SB1250 employers; vaccines; religious exemption VETOED 3/30
HB2056 dry washes; permit program exemption VETOED 4/3
HB2427 domestic violence; pregnant victim; sentencing VETOED 4/3
HB2440 electric energy; power companies; priorities VETOED 4/3
HB2472 social credit; use; prohibition VETOED 4/3
HB2322 active-early voting lists; removed VETOED 4/6
HB2437 transmission lines; applications; exceptions VETOED 4/5
HB2477 electoral college; support VETOED 4/5
HB2535 private property; wells; regulation; prohibition VETOED 4/5
HB2586 ADOT dynamic message signs VETOED 4/5
SB1162 home-based businesses; restrictions; prohibition VETOED 4/4
SB1600 infants; born alive; requirements VETOED 4/6
SB1009 criminal damage; monuments; memorials; statues VETOED 4/5
SB1074 election; contest; technical correction VETOED 4/6
SB1253 sex offender registration; school notification VETOED 4/6
SB1257 water resources; assistant director VETOED 4/6
SB1428 political subdivisions; gun shows; preemption VETOED 4/6
HB2415 active early voting lists; removal VETOED 4/6
HB2212 criminal damage; trespassing; critical facilities VETOED 4/11
HB2442 temporary non-expansion area VETOED 4/11
HB2552 voting; elections; tally; prohibition VETOED 4/12
HB2675 drug cartels; terrorist organizations VETOED 4/11
HB2754 criminal liability; enterprises VETOED 4/12
SB1005 unjustified actions; parental rights VETOED 4/11
SB1027 carfentanil; fentanyl; threshold amount; minors VETOED 4/11
SB1109 prohibited weapons; muffling device; repeal VETOED 4/11
SB1166 public employees; postsecondary degree requirements 4/7
SB1236 blockchain technology; tax; fee; prohibition VETOED 4/12
SB1251 working animals; restrictions; prohibition VETOED 4/12
HB2570 – 2582 12 Additional Budget Bills from the House that I include
Plus all the Bills listed on the earlier page.

Bills Signed: 93

SB1103 administrative review; approvals; developments SIGNED 3/3 CHAPTER 1
SB1171 conformity; internal revenue code SIGNED 3/3
SB1036 setting aside conviction; certificate eligibility SIGNED 3/28
SB1051 census adjustment; population threshold SIGNED 3/28
SB1078 podiatric medical assistants; radiation; exemption SIGNED 3/28
SB1173 public retirement systems; plan election SIGNED 3/28
SB1190 technical correction; collection agencies; licenses SIGNED 3/28
SB1211 county attorney; representation; duties SIGNED 3/28
SB1218 naturopathic physicians medical board SIGNED 3/28
SB1283 dental board; annual report; website SIGNED 3/28
SB1473 corrections act of 2023 SIGNED 3/28
SB1130 deferred payments; prohibition SIGNED 3/29
SB1049 homeowners’ associations; Betsy Ross Flag SIGNED 3/30
SB1230 tax exemptions; affidavit SIGNED 3/30
SB1584 small school districts; substitute teachers SIGNED 3/30
HB2381 mobile homes; recreational vehicles; fund SIGNED 3/30
HB2624 AHCCCS; redeterminations; appropriation SIGNED 3/30
SB1172 fire district bonding; limitation

Attachments:

EDUCATION OR INDOCTRINATION FINAL LB 042923
2023 AZ STATE LEGISLATIVE BILLS AND ACTIONS 042623 SHORT VERSION
2023 Abbreviations 2 (003) (002)

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