LD1 Legislative Action Update 05/02/21

Contributed by Ruth Lambert, LD1 Democrats Legislative Liaison

LD1 Update newsletters are sent each Sunday when the Legislature is in Session. Focus is on actions by LD1 Legislators.


As of May 1, 2021

  • 337 Bills have been sent to the Governor for his signature.

  • Gov. Ducey has signed 301 Bills.

  • Gov. Ducey has vetoed 3 Bills.

  1. HB2360 Would have given Sec. Of Sate authority over driver license voter registration process, currently under Motor Vehicles Dept. . Bill passed both Chambers with full bi-partisan support.

  2. SB1261 would have added "justification" as a criminal defense. Bill passed Senate unanimously. In House vote was 36/24 with LD1 Reps voting NO.

  3. SB1456 Would have changed how sex education was handled in AZ public schools. Party line vote in both Chambers. Governor vetoed Bill but issued Exec. Order.

  • 33 Bills have passed both Chambers and are still on Governor's desk awaiting signature.

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.

Votes last Week

SB1382 designates a store that sells firearms, ammunition or components of either as an essential business and protects such a store from a qualified civil liability action. All 3 LD1 Legislators voted YES. In addition, Rep. Nguyen added a surprise Floor amendment on 4/27 prohibiting any liability toward a manufacturer or seller of firearms or ammunitions in the criminal misuse of the firearm or ammunition. This raises the Bill to a whole new level protecting t