LD1 Legislative Action Update 07/11/21
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.
With the 55th Legislature First Regular Session finally behind us, take a look at how LD1 legislators voted on a variety of bills.
The list shows bills passed and signed by the governor. It also presents just a smattering of the hundreds of last minute policy changes written into the budget.
Check out any legislator's bio, vote record, positions and funding sources at Vote Smart.
As of this update, the Governor has signed 436 bills into law.
On Friday July 9th the Governor addressed what looks to be, the last 24 bills of the session. He signed 23 and vetoes one. The vetoed bill would have formed an emergency council of relevant department heads and legislative leaders to assist with emergency decisions in the future. If not vetoed any bill left on the governor's desk after July 11th would become law without his signature.
A sampling of bills showing how LD1 legislators voted is presented.
To view the list as a PDF document click here.
Legislative Resolutions to be put to voters in 2022
31 Resolutions were sent to the Secretary of State this session. A Resolution makes a statement or declaration. Resolutions may honor a person or declare the thoughts of the legislature to another jurisdiction. A Resolution is also used to address something put in law by a citizen's Initiative that the legislature wishes to change.
When citizens bring an initiative to the ballot, the legislature may refer it back to the voters. The three Legislative referrals given here will appear on the 2022 ballot for voters to decide the issue.
All LD1 legislators voted FOR the 11 budget bills.
In addition to hundreds of pages of usual budget items over 150 individual policy changes were included in this years' budget.
This is not normal procedure.
In addition to the three legislative referrals mentioned above, citizens can refer to the ballot in the form of a referendum. Citizen referendums intend to undo something the legislature has done. Citizen initiatives try to introduce a new law the legislature has not or refuses to address. The Secretary of State site registers all Initiative, Referendum and Recall efforts . Check it out here.
Contact Info and Committee Assignments
Senator Karen Fann firstname.lastname@example.org 602-926-5874 Senate Rules Committee
House Representative Judy Burges email@example.com 602-926-3256 Committee Assignments Nat'l Resources, Energy & Water; Government and Elections; Military Affairs Affairs & Public Safety
House Representative Quang Nguyen
Appropriations; Education; Judiciary;
Military Affairs & Public Safety
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