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?
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.
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
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
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.
Chairman of Legislative Affairs for MCRC and Chairman of LD2 Legislative Affairs,
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
- HCM2002 federal lands housing shortage
- HCM2003 critical minerals; copper; urging the president
- HCM2004 urging Congress; national forest health
- HCM2005 hunting; angling; wildlife conservation
- HCM2006 urging eradication; salt cedars; waterways
- HCM2007 state immigration enforcement; urging Congress
- HCM2008 air quality; ozone standards; opposing
- HCR2001 school district expenditures; authorizations
- HCR2012 support; water management policies
- 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
- HCR2049 Ann Nichols; death resolution
- HR2002 securing America’s lands; foreign interference
- HR2003 Liz Harris; expulsion
- SCR1001 violent crime; evidence-based strategies
- SCR1006 death benefit; assault; first responders
- SCR1015 initiative; referendum; signatures; legislative districts
- SCR1020 James Henderson; death resolution
- SCR1021 United States; Taiwan; trade resolution
- SCR1037 presidential electors; constitutional appointments
(NOW; elections; systems; equipment)
- SCR1039 Ted Williams; death resolution
- SCR1040 reappointment; Lindsey Perry ; auditor general
- SCR1041 school districts; expenditure limit; authorization
- SR1004 Mel Hannah; death resolution
- SR1005 Greg Jernigan; fifty years; service
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