#AZNOW Legislative Alert

Thanks to our AZ NOW Legislative Coordinator Dianne Post for our weekly update. 1-27-17 / updated 1-29-17


If you are on Request To Speek (RTS), please log in and at least click support or oppose for the measures. You don’t have to leave a comment if you don’t want to.

ACTION:

RTS website address: https://apps.azleg.gov/

If you are not on the RTS system, send an email to the committee chair with

1) the Subject: the number of the bill and

2) the word oppose or support depending on which it is.

3) You can write comments in the body of the email but it is not required.

“If you are a constituent of that person, say so.” Dianne Post. For example, “I live in district #. I’m a member of your community and a voting constituent.”

2017 Legislation List 1/27/17

NUMBER

TITLE/CONTENT

STATUS/ACTION

 

HCR 2006

Constitutional Convention

OPPOSE – House Federalism, Property rights and Public Policy on 1/31, the last thing we need is a constitutional convention with the Alt Right writing the new constitution!

 

HCR 2010

Constitutional Convention

OPPOSE – House Federalism, Property rights and Public Policy on 1/31, the last thing we need is a constitutional convention with the Alt Right writing the new constitution!

 

HB2238

Sex trafficking – makes many changes to different laws changing “child prostitution” to “sex trafficking” to fit with federal and international aw, recommended 6 years ago! Took out “intent” requirement as required, defines same as federal definition, Farnsworth

SUPPORT Judiciary & Public Safety Committee, hearing on 2/1 – finally puts the responsibility where it belongs on the adult abuser not on the child victim.

 

HB2302

Electoral College – shall vote for candidate with highest # of votes in state

READ – House Federalism, property rights and public policy, 1/31/2017. It depends on what you think about the Electoral College role.

 

SB1174

Desegregation money – force schools to do override naming it desegregation money and if don’t pass, then reduce money by 15% for 5 years. Also limits override in amount and years (7).

OPPOSE – Appropriations on 1/31/2017 – this is one of the annual attempts to cut off the desegregation money to schools.

 

SB1239

Cannot park in the cross hatched area of a disability parking even if you have a sticker i.e. a way to punish them, Kavanagh

READ: transportation and technology, hearing on 1/31/17.

Dispute in thinking on this whether it’s to harm the disability community because of the law suits against business or to help them. Considering Kavanagh introduced the bill prohibiting complaints for 60 or 90 days, I think it’s to stick them in the eye, but I could be wrong.

 

SB1279

Special sentence, unlawful presence, – Increases sentencing time with presumptive and no way out with parole, probation, community or commutation, if person was undocumented

OPPOSE – Hearing in Commerce and Public Safety on 1/30, is added penalty and never get out for person who is undocumented. Increases needs for prison beds.

Additional Bills coming up week of January 30, 2017.
Sorry for this coming so late. These updates were not available until Sunday. I can only assume that the staff is as crazy busy as I am trying to keep up. But these bills are coming up this week so please respond on the RTS system, with an email or a phone call if you can. To save my own time, I have lumped them together for all the groups I am monitoring for, so if it’s not your issue, just skip it. Thank you for all you do.

 

HCR2002

Repeal Prop 105, allowing legislature the right to repeal citizens initiative or referenda

OPPOSE House Government, 2/02/17, overturns the voter protection law that says the legislature cannot overturn a voter approved initiative

 

HCR 2007

Allow legislature to repeal referenda

OPPOSE House Government, 2/02/17, overturns the voter protection law that says the legislature cannot overturn a voter approved referendum

 

HCR2013

Constitutional convention for balanced budget

– no OPPOSE – House Federalism, Property rights and Public Policy on 1/31, the last thing we need now is a constitutional convention run by the Alt Right to re-write the constitution.

 

HB2320

Ballot measures, put on disclosure about 105, Ugenti – thinks we are dumb?

OPPOSE, House Government, 2/2/2017, requires putting on an initiative that it would have voter protection and could not easily be overturned, allegedly to harm chances of passing.

 

SB1071

Can get provisional licenses for vocations with criminal convictions (HB2290)

SUPPORT Senate Judiciary, 2/2/02017

 

SB1142

Riot, planning, participation is all racketeering – if either disturbs public peace or results in damage to property of another person

OPPOSE, Senate Judiciary, 2/2/2017, is an attempt to interfere with our First Amendment right to protest

 

SB1254

Charter schools can refuse to admit kids from a school under desegregation order

OPPOSE – Senate Education, 2/2/2017, charter schools should have the same responsibilities as public schools.

 

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