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AZ NOW Legislative Alert 3-17-17

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AZ NOW Legislative Alert 3-17-17

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NUMBER
TITLE/CONTENT
STATUS/ACTION
HCR2002
Repeal Prop 105, allowing legislature the right to repeal citizens initiative or referenda
OPPOSE Passed in House, not scheduled in Senate
Contact Senate President Steve Yarbrough, syarbrough@azleg.gov, 602 926 5863 to encourage him NOT to schedule.
HCR 2007
Allow legislature to repeal referenda
OPPOSE Passed in House, not scheduled in Senate.
Contact Senate President Steve Yarbrough, syarbrough@azleg.gov, 602 926 5863 to encourage him NOT to schedule.
HCR 2010/SCR 1024
Constitutional Convention – the last thing we need now is a constitutional convention run by the Alt Right to re- write the constitution
PASSED both houses, sent to Secretary of State on 3/15/2017
HCR2013
Constitutional convention for balanced budget – no, the last thing we need now is a constitutional convention run by the Alt Right to re-write the constitution, probably don’t need since have the one above
OPPOSE – Passed House, passed Senate committee 4-3, awaiting floor vote Contact Senate President Steve Yarbrough, syarbrough@azleg.gov, 602 926 5863 to encourage him NOT to schedule.
Contact your own Senator to vote against.
HCR2016
Care enough to get in the way of bullying etc.
SUPPORT, PASSED House, sent to Senate on 2/22 – no hearings set. Contact Senate President Steve Yarbrough, syarbrough@azleg.gov, 602 926 5863 to encourage him to schedule the bill for a hearing.
HB 2054
Foreign Corporations register to donate to or participate in initiative process
SUPPORT – PASSED House, sent to Senate, passed Senate Judiciary on 3/16. Contact Senate President Steve Yarbrough, syarbrough@azleg.gov, 602 926 5863 to encourage him to schedule the bill for a floor vote.
Contact your own Senator to vote for.
HB2091
Repeal required fingerprinting for TANF, SNAP
SUPPORT – PASSED HOUSE, Passed Senate HHS on 3/15,.
Contact Senate President Steve Yarbrough, syarbrough@azleg.gov, 602 926 5863 to encourage him to schedule the bill for a floor vote.

Contact your own Senator to vote for.
NUMBER TITLE/CONTENT STATUS/ACTION
HB 2208
Inhalers, administration – allows teachers and school personnel to assist a child with an inhaler
SUPPORT Passed House, Senate passed HHS on 3/8.
Contact Senate President Steve Yarbrough, syarbrough@azleg.gov, 602 926 5863 to encourage him to schedule the bill for a floor vote.
Contact your own Senator to vote for.
HB2226
Request Article V convention to balance budget, probably don’t need due to SCR2014 above
OPPOSE – PASSED House, Passed Senate appropriations,
Contact Senate President Steve Yarbrough, syarbrough@azleg.gov, 602 926 5863 to encourage him NOT to schedule for a floor vote.
Contact your own Senator to vote against.
HB2238
Sex trafficking –WAS A STRIKE EVERYTHING – changed child prostitution to child sex trafficking, simply put sex trafficking in place of word prostitution,
SUPPORT – Passed House, retained in Senate COW on 3/13
Contact Senate President Steve Yarbrough, syarbrough@azleg.gov, 602 926 5863 to encourage him to schedule the bill for a hearing.
HB2268
Must submit sexual assault evidence kits in 15 days, annual reporting on rape kits
SUPPORT – PASSED House and Senate, went to Governor on 3/16.
HB2302
Electoral College – shall vote for candidate with highest # of votes in state
PASSED HOUSE, SENT to Senate, passed Judiciary, awaiting floor, MIXED OPINIONS
HB2320
Ballot measures, put on disclosure about 105, Ugenti – thinks we are dumb?
OPPOSE, Passed House, not heard in Senate
Contact Senate President Steve Yarbrough, syarbrough@azleg.gov, 602 926 5863 to encourage him NOT to schedule.
HB2290
Provisional licenses, criminal convictions
SUPPORT, Passed House, hearing in Senate Commerce and Public Safety on 3/20/2017
HB2372
Extends TANF 12 months with conditions – Dems oppose conditions, but does extend time for some people.
SUPPORT – Passed House, passed Senate HHS.
Contact Senate President Steve Yarbrough, syarbrough@azleg.gov, 602 926 5863 to encourage him to schedule the bill for the floor.
Contact your own Senator to vote in favor.
HB2403
Clean elections, prohibited contributions – cannot pay a political
OPPOSE Passed House, no action in Senate
Contact Senate President Steve Yarbrough, syarbrough@azleg.gov, 602 926 5863 to encourage him NOT to schedule.

Contact your own Senator to oppose should it come to floor.
HB2404
Strict compliance for initiatives – trying to diminish voter power, guarantee signatures, file a bond, punish organization for individual violation, criminal background check, can’t pay based on number of signatures
OPPOSE – Passed House, Passed Senate Jud.
Contact Senate President Steve Yarbrough, syarbrough@azleg.gov, 602 926 5863 to encourage him NOT to schedule for floor.
Contact your own Senator to oppose should it come to floor.
HB2408
Making wheelchair only parking spaces and decals
OPPOSE – Passed House, held in Senate Transportation and Technology committee.
Contact Committee Chair Bob Worsley and tell him NOT to hear it. bworsley@azleg.gov, 602 926 5760
HB2444
Sexual assault, victim advocate, privilege
SUPPORT – Passed House, passed Senate Judiciary,
Contact Senate President Steve Yarbrough, syarbrough@azleg.gov, 602 926 5863 to encourage him to schedule for floor.
Contact your own Senator to support.
SB1009
Theft of flag is crime- Kavanagh
we already have a law prohibiting theft, we don’t need another one specially for the flag. It’s aimed at demonstrators.
OPPOSE – Passed Senate, no action in House
Contact House Speaker, Jmesnard@azleg.gov, 602 926 4481 to encourage him NOT to schedule.
SB1069
Greatly reduced to simply say that if your sentence is set aside, you can answer “no” on the employment question regarding conviction
SUPPORT – Passed Senate, no action in House
Contact House Speaker, Jmesnard@azleg.gov, 602 926 4481 to encourage him to schedule it for a hearing.
SB1071
Can get provisional licenses for vocations with criminal convictions (HB2290)
SUPPORT Passed Senate, to be heard in House Military Veterans and Regulations committee on 3/20/2017
SB1108
Cash assistance to children allowed if living with unrelated adult and in DCS care
SUPPORT – Passed Senate, Passed health committee in House.
Contact House Speaker, Jmesnard@azleg.gov, 602 926 4481 to encourage him to schedule for floor.
Contact your own two representatives to support it.
SB1128
Fetal death – (Lesko) not about abortion but if don’t make a category of exclusion for fetal death, the patient cannot be counted in survey
OPPOSE – PASSED House 30-0. Passed House Health 9-0. In both cases both parties obviously voted for it.
Contact House Speaker, Jmesnard@azleg.gov, 602 926 4481 to encourage him NOT to schedule. Contact your own two representatives to oppose it should it come to floor.
SB1157
Competency hearings – shorten TF from Task Force Jeremy and Post are on
SIGNED by Gov. Ducey on 3/14
SB1158
Borrelli, TF – ending court debts in 20 years, fine mitigation, non payment does not mean revocation, can mitigate if hardship, pays money to person not probation officer, community restitution, time spent on other crimes counts, can waive interest and it’s down from 10% to 4%,
SUPPORT – PASSED Senate, no hearings yet in House
Contact House Speaker, Jmesnard@azleg.gov, 602 926 4481 to encourage him to schedule it for a hearing.
SB1160
Borrelli – TF – driving violation, restricted rather than suspended license, w/o glasses is misd, violation is civil not criminal, cop cannot take car unless driving on revoked not suspended license, and several other positive provisions.
SUPPORT, Passed in Senate, No hearings yet in House
Contact House Speaker, Jmesnard@azleg.gov, 602 926 4481 to encourage him to schedule it for a hearing.
SB1163
Borrelli – TF – hearing bonds, release procedures, replace bail with bond, replace bail schedule except for misd, hearing if keep in, conditions of release
SUPPORT, Passed Senate, no hearings yet in House
Contact House Speaker, Jmesnard@azleg.gov, 602 926 4481 to encourage him to schedule it for a hearing.
SB1198
Public accommodation, services, civil actions – Kavanagh, , to allow businesses an extra 90 days to comply with Americans with Disabilities Law – they have already had 26 years.
OPPOSE – Passed Senate, to be heard in House Judiciary and Public Safety on 3/22/2017
SB1239
Making it a parking violation to be on access aisles for disabilities – Kavanagh – pits one part of the disability community against another.
OPPOSE – Passed Senate, passed House Transportation and Rules.
Contact House Speaker, Jmesnard@azleg.gov, 602 926 4481 to encourage him NOT to schedule. Contact your own two representatives to
oppose.
SB1253
Cops can review the video tapes of a use of force incident before giving a statement – opposite of best practice
OPPOSE – Passed Senate, passed House judiciary committee.
Contact House Speaker, Jmesnard@azleg.gov, 602 926 4481 to encourage him NOT to schedule for floor. Contact your own two representatives to oppose it.
SB1254
Charter schools can refuse to admit kids from a school under desegregation order. Charter schools should have the same responsibilities as public schools. Both parties voted for it.
OPPOSE – Passed Senate, passed House education.
Contact House Speaker, Jmesnard@azleg.gov, 602 926 4481 to encourage him NOT to schedule. Contact your own two representatives to oppose it should it come to floor.
SB1278
Appropriation for felony pretrial intervention
SUPPORT – passed Senate, held in House Jud, passed House rules,
Contact House Judiciary chair Eddie Farnsworth, efarnsworth@azleg.gov, 602 926 5735 to encourage him to schedule it for a hearing.
SB1315
DR – amended to add “substantial” to the evaluation of which parent gives the other access to children. It harms battered women and those protecting abused and molested children because they are not willing to give “substantial” time as they are protecting the child so they are punished often by losing custody all together to the abuser.
OPPOSE – passed Senate, no action in House
Contact House Speaker, Jmesnard@azleg.gov, 602 926 4481 to encourage him NOT to schedule.
SB1342
Requiring search warrants for tracking devices and cell simulators (sting ray)
SUPPORT – PASSED, Passed Senate, Passed House judiciary committee, ready for floor.
Contact House Speaker, Jmesnard@azleg.gov, 602 926 4481 to encourage him to schedule it for the floor. Contact your own two representatives to support it.
SB1355
Rights of sexual assault survivor, testing of DNA and match etc.
SUPPORT – passed Senate, no action in House
Contact House Speaker, Jmesnard@azleg.gov, 602 926 4481 to encourage him to schedule it for a hearing.
SB1366
Police officer victim is an aggravating
OPPOSE – PASSED Senate, passed
factor – NO already have as a felony
House Judiciary
Contact House Speaker, Jmesnard@azleg.gov, 602 926 4481 to encourage him NOT to schedule. Contact your own two representatives to oppose it should it come to floor.
SB1367
Reporting a life birth from an abortion or punish doctor unless s/he tries to keep fetus alive,
This requires abortion clinics to have expensive equipment and file additional reports or a doctor could be criminally charged – attempt to make abortion more difficult.
OPPOSE – Passed Senate, Passed House Judiciary
Contact House Speaker, Jmesnard@azleg.gov, 602 926 4481 to encourage him NOT to schedule. Contact your own two representatives to oppose it should it come to floor.
SB1406
Establishes a juvenile justice reform committee study
SUPPORT – Passed Senate, no action in House.
Contact House Speaker, Jmesnard@azleg.gov, 602 926 4481 to encourage him to schedule it for a hearing.
SB1422
Vacate conviction of sex trafficking victim including for ordinance, cannot use as prior conviction for future punishment
SUPPORT Passed Senate, Passed Judiciary and Rules in House
Contact House Speaker, Jmesnard@azleg.gov, 602 926 4481 to encourage him to schedule it for the floor. Contact your own two representatives to support it.
SB1439
No discrimination against health care agencies that REFUSE end of life care decisions by patients. Could interfere with advance directives.
OPPOSE – Passed Senate, passed Judiciary and Rules in House
Contact House Speaker, Jmesnard@azleg.gov, 602 926 4481 to encourage him NOT to schedule. Contact your own two representatives to oppose it should it come to floor.
Below are the deadlines that are coming up. Things will speed up as they approach the end of the session. It is important to act right away or the time is gone.
3/24/17 Last day House can consider Senate bills and Senate can consider House bills.
4/14/17 Last day for conference committee
4/18/17 100th Day of the Session
4/29/17 Session can only be extended by House or Senate vote.

4 thoughts on “AZ NOW Legislative Alert 3-17-17

  1. What happens next now that HCR 2010/ SCR 1024 have been sent to the Secretary of State? I can’t seem to find the answer.

      1. HCR2010/SR1024 Section 5 states:
        5. That the Secretary of State of the State of Arizona transmit a copy of this Resolution to the President and Secretary of the United States Senate, the Speaker and Clerk of the United States House of Representatives, each Member of Congress from the State of Arizona and the presiding officers of each house of the several state legislatures, requesting their cooperation.
        So now that it has gone to the Secretary of State, she is to mail it to the people named above.

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