dianne-post-202x300Thank you Dianne Post for bringing us timely reports on what's going on in AZ Legislature!

AZ NOW Legislative Alert 3-17-17

Spread far and wide.  Thanks for all you do.
Dianne Post, Legislative Liaison NOW
 

If you only do a few, please consider doing SB1367, SB1355 and SB1422 as they focus on women’s right specifically.

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.

dianne-post-202x300Thank you Dianne Post for bringing us timely reports on what's going on in AZ Legislature!

AZ NOW Legislative Alert 2-26-17

Now that the deadline has passed for hearing bills in the house of origin, the list of bills I'm following has decreased.  But the need for action gets more desperate as the bad bills get closer to passage and the good ones run out of time.  There is something for everyone (and against you too) in this list.

Spread far and wide.  Thanks for all you do.
Dianne Post, Legislative Liaison NOW

 2017 Legislation List –Action Alert on 2/26/2017 Items requiring action are noted in BOLD.  Contact information at bottom.

NUMBER TITLE/CONTENT STATUS/ACTION
HCR 2007 Allow legislature to repeal referenda - overturns the voter protection law that says the legislature cannot overturn a voter approved referendum OPPOSE - PASSED House, 35-25
URGE Senate President not to assign.
HCR 2010 Constitutional Convention - the last thing we need now is a constitutional convention run by the Alt Right to re-write the constitution. OPPOSE - PASSED HOUSE 31-27  FAILED in Senate on 3rd read 13-17.
HCR2016 Care enough to get in the way of bullying etc. SUPPORT - PASSED House 56-2  amended, on to Senate
HB2021 Eligibility child case assistance, eligible families with children under 25 can be engaged in school rather than work so long as they maintain a C average SUPPORT - PASSED House 46-12, as amended
HB2086 ID cards – prohibits municipalities from issuing ID cards, OPPOSE - PASSED HOUSE – 33 to 25, SENATE assigned to Government.
HB2091 Repeal required fingerprinting for TANF, SNAP SUPPORT -  PASSED HOUSE, Senate Health and Human Services hearing on 3/1, sign in with RTS to support or contact members.
HB2238 Sex trafficking – changing “child prostitution” to “sex trafficking” to fit with federal and international law SUPPORT PASSED House unanimously.    Hearing in Senate Judiciary  on 3/2, sign in with RTS to support or contact members.
HB2268 Must submit sexual assault evidence kits in 15 days, annual reporting on rape kits SUPPORT - PASSED with amendments relaxing the rules, sent to Senate, assigned to Judiciary, no hearing set yet
HB2302 Electoral College – shall vote for candidate with highest # of votes in state OPPOSE - PASSED 34-24, sent to Senate, assigned to Judiciary, no hearing set yet
HB2320 Ballot measures, put on disclosure about 105 -requires putting on an initiative that it would have voter protection and could not easily be overturned, allegedly to harm chances of passing OPPOSE - PASSED HOUSE 35-25
URGE Senate President not to assign.
HB2290 Provisional licenses, criminal convictions (SB1071) SUPPORT - PASSED  HOUSE AS AMENDED 57-1,
HB2372 Extends TANF 12 months with conditions SUPPORT - PASSED HOUSE 31-29
HB2403 Clean elections, prohibited contributions – cannot pay a political party for any services OPPOSE - PASSED House as amended 35-25
URGE Senate President not to assign.
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, would make it more difficult to get the required number of signatures for citizen initiatives. OPPOSE PASSED House 35-24
URGE Senate President not to assign.
HB2408 Making wheelchair only parking spaces and decals - disability community opposes as discrimination and harming parking availability. OPPOSE – PASSED House 33-24
URGE Senate President not to assign
HB2444 Sexual assault, victim advocate, privilege SUPPORT –  PASSED HOUSE 59-0
SB1108 Cash assistance to children allowed if living with unrelated adult and in DCS care SUPPORT -  PASSED Senate 29-0 on to House
SB1009 Theft of flag -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, 16-14
URGE House Speaker not to assign
SB1142 Riot, planning, participation is all racketeering – if either disturbs public peace or results in damage to property of another person, is an attempt to interfere with our First Amendment right to protest, OPPOSE - PASSED Senate17-13
URGE House Speaker not to assign
SB 1157 Competency hearings – shorten  time span, from Task Force Jeremy and I are on SUPPORT-  House Judiciary and Public Safety hearing on 3/2, sign in with RTS or contact members.
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 SENATE 30-0, sent to House, assigned to Judiciary and Public Safety
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). This is one of the annual attempts to cut off the desegregation money to schools. OPPOSE– Held in Senate
SB1239 Making it a parking violation to be on access aisles for disabilities – Disability community agrees it’s aimed against them as they often have to park over the line to get doors open. OPPOSE - PASSED SENATE, House assigned to Transportation and Infrastructure, hearing on 3/1, sign in with RTS or contact members.
SB1243 Misconduct involving weapons, public places -­­OK to have misconduct in public places with guns if you have a permit or it’s a “secured” place OPPOSE Senate COW on 2/27, Contact your Senator to vote NO.
SB1350 Terrorist threats, false reports, terrorism OPPOSE, PASSED SENATE, HOUSE assigned to JUDICIARY AND Public Safety, hearing on 3/1, sign on with RTS or contact members.
SB1253 Cops can review the video tapes of a use of force incident.  It was amended to remove the section that officer looks at video before writing report but leaves vague so that departments can enact policies allowing it.  That is the opposite of best practice, which is that the officer write report without looking at video. OPPOSE – PASSED SENATE 19-11, as amended
Urge House Speaker not to assign
SB1355 Rights of sexual assault survivor, testing of DNA and match etc. SUPPORT - PASSED 30-0, in House assigned to Judiciary and Public Safety, no hearing set yet
SB1367 Reporting a life birth from an abortion or punish doctor unless s/he tries to keep fetus alive,
This requires the doctor to report a life birth from an abortion – which makes no sense to me anyhow but it is obviously interference with women’s right to privacy and choice and doctors medical practice
OPPOSE – PASSED  18-12,as amended
URGE House Speaker not to assign.
SB1406 Establishes a juvenile justice reform committee study SUPPORT - PASSED 30-0 as amended
SB1439 No discrimination against health care agencies that REFUSE end of life care decisions by patients -allows health care agencies to refuse to provide end of life care in the fashion a patient asks. OPPOSE – PASSED SENATE, 17-13 amended

SENATE – Urge Senate President not to assign HCR 2007, HB 2320, HB2403, HB2404, HB2408.  Senate President is Steve Yarbrough, syarbrough@azleg.com, 602-926-5863.
HOUSE – Urge House Speaker not to assign SB1009, SB1142, SB1253, SB1367. House Speaker is J. Mesnard at jmesnard@azleg.com, 602-926-4481.

 

dianne-post-202x3002-18-17 AZ NOW Legislative Action Alert

Now that the deadline has passed for hearing bills in the house of origin, the list of bills I'm following has decreased.  But the need for action gets more desperate as the bad bills get closer to passage and the good ones run out of time.  There is something for everyone (and against you too) in this list.

Spread far and wide.  Thanks for all you do.
Dianne Post, Legislative Liaison NOW

2017 Legislation List – Update and Action Alert on 2/18/2017 (the highlighted ones or ones that say CONTACT require action.  The other are the updates on previous bills. 

 

NUMBER TITLE/CONTENT STATUS/ACTION
HCR 2004 Repeal clean elections OPPOSE Appropriations, 2/15, FAILED 6-4 in committee
HCR 2006 Constitutional Convention - no House Federalism, Property rights and Public Policy on 2/7 OPPOSE -  the last thing we need now is a constitutional convention run by the Alt Right to re-write the constitution. PASSED 6-3 CONTACT your two representatives in opposition.
HCR 2010 Constitutional Convention 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. PASSED committee 6 to 3. PASSED HOUSE 32-27  On to Senate.
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. PASSED 6 to 3. PASSED HOUSE 33-25 On to Senate.
HCR2016 Care enough to get in the way of bullying etc. SUPPORT House Federalism, Property rights and Public Policy on Feb 7 PASSED. CONTACT your two representatives to support.
HB2091 Repeal required fingerprinting for TANF, SNAP PASSED Health 7-0; PASSED Rules 9-0; passed both caucuses on 1/31, SUPPORT in House COW – contact your two individual representatives.
HB2208 Inhalers administration in school PASSED Health 9-0, still has rules
HB2226 Request Article V convention to balance budget PASSED House 33-25 on to Senate.
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 the responsibility is put on the proper person – the adult abuser – and not on the child victim.  PASSED 9 to 0.  PASSED House unanimously.   On to Senate.
HB2255 Ballot measure (Thorpe) – must be resident to spend money or contribute or be a committee registered in AZ PASSED 5-3
HB2268 Must submit sexual assault evidence kits in 15 days, annual reporting on rape kits Judiciary and public safety, hearing on 1/25/17, PASSED 9 to 0, PASSED Rules 9 to 0.  PASSED both caucuses.  PASSED with amendments relaxing the rules, sent to Senate
HB2302 Electoral College – shall vote for candidate with highest # of votes in state House Federalism, property rights and public policy, 1/31/2017, PASSED 6 to 3.  Ready for floor, CONTACT YOUR two representatives in opposition.
HB2290 Provisional licenses, criminal convictions (SB1071) SUPPORT, PASSED Military and Public Safety Committee 8-1 and Rules 9-0. Retained on COW calendar meaning someone is trying to kill it. Contact Jmesnard@azleg.gov to put it on the calendar.  CONTACT your two representatives to support.
HB2372 Extends TANF 12 months with conditions SUPPORT - PASSED Health, 9-0, PASSED Approps 13-0, awaiting  Rules
HB2403 Clean elections, prohibited contributions – cannot pay a political party for any services OPPOSE House Government, 2/16  PASSED 5-3
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 - House Government 2/16
Would make it more difficult to get the required number of signatures for citizen initiatives. PASSED 5-3
HB2408 Making wheelchair only parking spaces and decals OPPOSE – House Transportation and Infrastructure  2/15, disability community opposes as discrimination and harming parking availability. PASSED 7-1
HB 2418 No taxes on feminine hygiene and baby diapers and formula SUPPORT – House Ways and Means committee on 2/15 PASSED 6-3  Assigned to Health also and did not have a hearing so probably dead.
HB2442 AHCCCS, dental care, pregnant women, would extend dental care to PG women SUPPORT House Health committee on 2/16, Passed 9-0, still has appropriations and rules so probably dead.
HB2444 Sexual assault, victim advocate, privilege SUPPORT – gives sexual assault victims privilege, PASSED 9-0,
HB2504 Public accommodation, discrimination, sanctions SYMS – sanctions on attorneys who bring suits JPS  - PASSED 9-0 with amendment that does what the Kavanagh bill (SB1198) did i.e. puts in a 60 day correction period and says if it is corrected, there is no liability.
SB1069 Vacate judgment and expunge for felony 4,5,6, can waive fines/fees but not restitution (HB 2289) SUPPORT Judiciary 2/9
PASSED 7-0  with a strike everything and insert of SB1127 – Ban the Box
SB1108 Cash assistance to children allowed if living with unrelated adult and in DCS care SUPPORT -  HHS – hearing on 1/25, PASSED 7 to 0, awaiting Rules PASSED 29-0 on to Senate
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. Hearing in Jud on 2/1, PASSED 7-0
SUPPORT in Senate COW on 2/13
PASSED SENATE 30-0, sent to House on 2/14
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). Appropriations on 1/31/2017 OPPOSE– this is one of the annual attempts to cut off the desegregation money to schools. PASSED 6 to 4. Awaiting Rules.
SB1198 Public accommodation, services, civil actions – Kavanagh OPPOSE – Judiciary, 2/16, to allow businesses an extra 90 days to comply with Americans with Disabilities Law – they have already had 26 years.  PASSED 4-3
SB1239 Making it a parking violation to be on access aisles for disabilities – Kavanagh READ:  transportation and technology.  Dispute in thinking on this whether it’s to harm the disability community because of the lawsuits against business or to help them.  PASSED 7 to 0. Awaiting rules.
 
I suggest OPPOSE – In Senate COW on 2/13.  Contact your own senator to vote against.
SB1253 Cops can review the video tapes of a use of force incident before giving a statement – opposite of best practice OPPOSE – Senate Commerce and Public Safety, hearing on 2/6, PASSED 6/2
SB1274 Set up commission to do poverty tracking especially of intergenerational families – Worseley SUPPORT– The bill would set up a commission to do poverty tracking especially of intergenerational families.  PAFCO has been working on it for good.  Government 2/15 PASSED Government but still has Health and Human Services and Rules so probably dead.
SB1315 DR – preference for parent who agrees to 50% time.  This would give preference in custody to the parent who agrees to 50% time sharing.  It harms battered women and those protecting abused and molested children because they are not willing to give 50% time so they are punished often by losing custody all together to the abuser. OPPOSE – Health and Human Services on 2/15
Judiciary on 2/16 PASSED both 7-0
SB1342 Requiring search warrants for tracking devices and cell simulators (sting ray) PASSED, Ready for floor.  CONTACT YOUR Senator in support.
SB1355 Rights of sexual assault survivor, testing of DNA and match etc. SUPPORT - JUDICIARY – passed unanimously, CONTACT YOUR SENATOR in support.
SB1366 Police officer victim is an aggravating factor – NO already have as a felony OPPOSE – PASSED committee, Ready for floor, CONTACT your senator in opposition.
SB1367 Reporting a life birth from an abortion or punish doctor unless s/he tries to keep fetus alive,
This requires the doctor to report a life birth from an abortion – which makes no sense to me anyhow but it is obviously interference with women’s right to privacy and choice and doctors medical practice
OPPOSE – Health and Human Services on 2/15 PASSED 5-2 Ready for floor, CONTACT your senator in opposition.
SB1406 Sweeps juvenile justice local money to state general fund and establishes a juvenile justice reform committee study Appropriations, 2/7, READ – PASSED, ready for floor, study committee is good but sweeping money is not. CONTACT YOUR senator.
SB1422 Vacate conviction of sex trafficking victim including for ordinance, cannot use as prior conviction for future punishment SUPPORT Judiciary 2/16  The sex trafficking victims should be treated as victims, not criminals.  Often they are teens. PASSED 7-0
SB1439 No discrimination against health care agencies that REFUSE end of life care decisions by patients OPPOSE – Health and Human Services, 2/15 - allows health care agencies to refuse to provide end of life care in the fashion a patient asks.  PASSED 5-2