LD1 Legislative Action Update

By Ruth Lambert, Legislative Liaison, LD1 Democrats


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LEGISLATIVE NERD ALERT

This past week saw a volume of Bills finish up in their Chamber of origin. There are just a few Bills left for Floor votes in their original Chamber. The Senate held a final vote on 92 Bills. The House held a final vote on 85 Bills. 44 Bills sent to the Governor. To date, 39 signed by the Governor. 7 Memorials or Resolutions sent to the Secretary of State. (They don't need Governor's signature) All Bills now heard in The Senate Committee Hearings came from the House and all Bills being given Hearings in the House started as Senate Bills.

What are Karen Fann, Judy Burges and Quang Nguyen up to?

Contact Info and Committee Assignments

Senator Karen Fann kfann@azleg.gov 602-926-5874 Senate Rules Committee

House Representative Judy Burges jburges@azleg.gov 602-926-3256 Committee Assignments Nat'l Resources, Energy & Water; Government and Elections; Military Affairs Affairs & Public Safety

House Representative Quang Nguyen

qnguyen@azleg.gov 602-926-3258

Committee Assignments

Appropriations; Education; Judiciary;

Military Affairs & Public Safety


Remember, when you phone in a concern, comment or request you will speak to an Assistant who relays your message. You may request a call back if you wish. Emails are read by both an Assistant and the Legislator.

How did LD1 Legislators vote this past week?


Bills passed out of Senate with Karen Fann's YES vote. These Bills are headed for the House.


Education

SB1058 Mandates teachers post all planned class content a year in advance for parental review. All content including lesson plans, resources, materials. SB1400 Forces schools to give credit for private lessons and sports clubs discouraging the funding of already under funded public school arts/clubs in-school programs. SB1456 Parents must opt-in rather than opt-out of sex ed for their child. No sex-ed related discussion before fifth grade. SB1783 Institutes a new tax cut for those who were targeted in Prop 208. Deprives schools of anticipated benefit from Prop 208 to the tune of $500 million each year.

Voting/elections

SB1010 Allows election vote recounts requested by a wide variety of people. SB1106 If you register to vote but do not intend to stay in the State it is a class 6 felony SB1485 Takes the P (Permanent) out of Perm. Early Vote List leaving us with EVL. SB1497 All ballot measures must explain that passage would be protected by the Voter Protection Act. Wording is seen as a scare tactic. SB1793 A redundant requirement to purge voters who have died.