WEEK TWENTY-FOUR LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, 6/17/23

LEGISLATIVE UPDATES 

Lots of action at the Legislature this week with surprises hitting the network.

The Veto Queen added more to her Vetoes; the Legislature got on a roll and sent 64 new Bills to the Governor; we are losing another Senator; Prop 400 is about to be vetoed; 2 Bills were signed into Law; Sine Die may happen on July 31…are we having fun yet?

NEWS

In LD2, Senator Steve Kaiser has turned in his resignation from the Senate, effective June 22, 2023.  Three people from his District will be nominated on June 26th at the LD2 meeting.  Those names will then be turned into the Board of Supervisors for the decision on the new Legislator taking Kaiser’s place.  As a member of LD2, I will keep everyone apprised of each step along the way.

Since the Legislature is on break again until July 31, there is time to bring in another interim Legislator and work on other issues.  There is talk the House wants to Sine Die on July 31, and the Senate wants to remain in session.  The main reason the House wants to Sine Die, is if the session remains open, the tax provisions in the Budget will not go through.

While the House and Senate met this week, there was a lot of movement in both Chambers sending a total 62 Bills to the Governor for a decision.  Eighteen Bills from the House and 46 Bills from the Senate were delivered to the Ninth Floor.   Eight of these new Bills have already been vetoed by the Veto Queen on 6/16/23, listed below. Two additional Senate Resolutions made it to the Secretary of State.  All of these Bills are listed below.

BILL DETAILS

One of our State’s, and the Nation’s biggest issue is Election Integrity.  SB1518 is a Senate Bill working it’s way through the legislature.  At present, this Bill passed Senate with a removal of one of its Amendments and now is back in the House for further changes.  Look to the CITIZEN LEGISLATOR and attachments for additional information on this Bill.

Please also read the attached article on SB1518, including information with links to follow the Bills progress.

Also note, HB2809 was just sent to the Governor.  Let’s see if the Veto Queen will accept this good Bill.  Attachment included.

Lastly, there is an article attached on Prop 400 (SB1246).  The Governor said she plans on vetoing this Bill as well.

The following is a list of the Bills sent to the Governor.  Since we are still in session, she has up to 5 business days to sign or veto the Bills from the time she receives them.

Three of these new Bills were vetoed 6/16/23 by the Veto Queen.  These are listed below as well.

 

Bills Sent To The Governor:  64, between 6/12 – 6/14

HOUSE BILLS – 18

HB2022         water resources; annual report SIGNED

HB2060         charter schools; financial requirements; revisions

HB2209         economic opportunity; industrial development authority

HB2218         technical correction; power authority; monies

HB2251         condominiums; insurance; claims

HB2252         inmates; documentation; workforce reentry

HB2292         motor vehicle dealers; dales cancellation

HB2460         suspension; requirements; K-4 students

HB2504         STO scholarships; foster care students

HB2559         DCS; federal benefits; dependent children

HB2618         decommissioning; solar and wind; standards

HB2620         technical correction; education; extended year

HB2623         appropriation; Mohave county substations

HB2669         solid waste; sludge; water quality SIGNED

HB2722         elections; option; full hand count VETOED

HB2786         teacher training; parental notification; requirements VETOED

HB2802         fentanyl sales; manufacture; sentencing; testing

HB2809         public infrastructure improvements; reimbursement

SENATE BILLS -46

SB1006          municipal notices and ordinances; posting

SB1010          personal flotation devices; rowing; exception

SB1013          colleges; universities; free speech zones

 SB1023          residential picketing; offense

SB1026          state monies; drag shows; minors VETOED

SB1028          adult cabaret performances; prohibited locations VETOED

SB1030          drag performers; drag shows; regulation VETOED

SB1055          full-service crime labs; funding

SB1068          election board workers; political party

SB1085          time limitation; DUI prosecutions

SB1095          early ballot envelope; notice

SB1098          truck routes; signage

SB1106          social media platforms; standards; notification

SB1148          law enforcement; video recordings; fee

SB1151          community property; spousal maintenance; documentation

SB1164          workers’ compensation; fraud investigation; adjudications

SB1175          registrations; observers; counting procedures; verification

 SB1189          municipal tax code commission; continuation

SB1191          disbursements; applicability; definition

SB1210          funeral services; DHS; advisory committee

SB1246          election; transportation tax; Maricopa County

SB1291          guardianship; conservatorship; policies; procedures

SB1301          law enforcement investigations; applicability

SB1307          constables; salaries

SB1332          cast vote; public records

SB1390          water infrastructure finance authority; amendments

SB1391          department of environmental quality; counsel

SB1400          technical correction; child hearing program

SB1408          human smuggling; electronic application

SB1410          violations of state law; schools

SB1435          attorney licensing; supreme court

SB1454          veteran suicide prevention; pilot program

SB1471          ballot tabulation; hand count comparison

SB1500          government investments; fiduciaries; pecuniary benefit VETOED

SB1583          internet sex offender website; offenses

SB1588          criminal justice data collection; system

SB1595          early ballots; identification; tabulation

SB1596          polling places; public office spaces

SB1598          elections; observers; federal candidates

SB1602          dental anesthesia; requirements

 SB1611          public entities; contracts; prohibition VETOED

SB1658          critical infrastructure; prohibited agreements

SB1698          unlawful exposure; minors; sentencing; reporting VETOED

SB1710          state hospital; governing board; governance

SB1716          Arizona bred horses; races

 SB1718          private activity bonding

 

Bills Signed by the Governor: 2 Signed on 6/16

HB2022         water resources; annual report

HB2669         solid waste; sludge; water quality

 

Bills Vetoed by the Governor 8.  All Vetoed on 6/16/23

HB2722         elections; option; full hand count

HB2786         teacher training; parental notification; requirements

SB1026          state monies; drag shows; minors

SB1028          adult cabaret performances; prohibited locations

SB1030          drag performers; drag shows; regulation

SB1500          government investments; fiduciaries; pecuniary benefit

SB1611          public entities; contracts; prohibition

SB1698          unlawful exposure; minors; sentencing; reporting

Bills Sent To The SOS:  2

SCR1015      initiative; referendum; signatures; legislative districts

SR1005         Greg Jernigan; fifty years; service

 

CITIZEN LEGISLATOR

I will keep this short as the attached explanation is long on SB1518.  Please take your time in reviewing the history of this Bill and where it is headed.

I have also attached short articles on HB2809 and SB1246 (Prop 400).  Please read these as well.

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 6/16/23.

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 and Chairman of LD2 Legislative Affairs,

Email:  Luvbug1611@cox.net

Cell:  602-330-9422

 

SESSION STATISTICS

Days of Session: 153 

Bills Posted: 1562

Bills Transmitted to the Governor: 364

Bills Vetoed: 134

Bills Signed: 167

Resolutions Posted: 109

Resolutions Sent to the SOS: 30

  1. HCM2002    federal lands housing shortage
  2. HCM2003    critical minerals; copper; urging the president
  3. HCM2004    urging Congress; national forest health
  4. HCM2005    hunting; angling; wildlife conservation
  5. HCM2006    urging eradication; salt cedars; waterways
  6. HCM2007    state immigration enforcement; urging Congress
  7. HCM2008    air quality; ozone standards; opposing
  8. HCR2001     school district expenditures; authorizations
  9. HCR2012     support; water management policies
  10. HCR2027     Russell Pearce; death resolution
  11. HCR2033     primary elections; eligible candidates
  12. HCR2037     Assyrian New Year; recognizing
  13. HCR2044     Assyrian Genocide; recognition
  14. HCR2045     Jack Jackson, Sr.; death resolution
  15. HCR2047     twentieth anniversary; death; Lori Piestewa
  16. HCR2048     Joe Hart; death resolution
  17. HCR2049     Ann Nichols; death resolution
  18. HR2002        securing America’s lands; foreign interference
  19. HR2003        Liz Harris; expulsion
  20. SCR1001     violent crime; evidence-based strategies
  21. SCR1006     death benefit; assault; first responders
  22. SCR1015     initiative; referendum; signatures; legislative districts
  23. SCR1020     James Henderson; death resolution
  24. SCR1021     United States; Taiwan; trade resolution
  25. SCR1037     presidential electors; constitutional appointments

(NOW; elections; systems; equipment)

  1. SCR1039     Ted Williams; death resolution
  2. SCR1040     reappointment; Lindsey Perry ; auditor general
  3. SCR1041     school districts; expenditure limit; authorization
  4. SR1004        Mel Hannah; death resolution
  5. SR1005        Greg Jernigan; fifty years; service

ATTACHMENTS

2023 Abbreviations 2 (003) (002)

2023 AZ STATE LEGISLATIVE BILLS AND ACTIONS 061723 SHORT VERSION

Arizona Bill Allowing Easier Access to Cast Vote Record Would Create Loophole Allowing Unverified Ballots

Bipartisan bill to spur local infrastructure development heads to Gov Hobbs

HISTORY OF SB1518 061723

Hobbs nixes allowing Arizona counties to do full hand counts of elections

Prop 400 gridlock spurs possibility of initiative 061623

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