Legislative & RTS Calls to Action - Week of March 8, 2021


URGENT (complete this action before Wednesday)


SB1719 Government Sponsor: Rebecca Rios (D-LD27) SUPPORT

Email and/or call Judy Burges jburges@azleg.gov (602) 926-3256 before Wednesday. Tell her you “strongly support SB1719, a great compromise that enables a council of qualified players to counsel the governor and work as a team on emergency measures.” Use subject line: “YES on SB1719.”


Background Notes: This is the most sane of all the Emergency Powers Bills trying to limit the Governor's emergency powers. It makes so much more sense than trying to convene the entire legislature to deal with an emergency in an emergency and it encourages a politically balanced approach to problem solving. For more information about the bill:

https://www.azleg.gov/legtext/55leg/1R/summary/S.1719GOV_ASPASSEDCOW.pdf


RTS ACTION: Monday


SB1082 House Health and Human Services Committee

Allows a pharmacist to dispense a hormonal contraceptive. This should really be a no brainer, but the other side keeps claiming unscientifically that the pills are abortifacients. They are not. SUPPORT


SB1176 House Health and Human Services

Appropriates $1 million annually from the state General Fund to DES (Department of Economic Security) to plan, prepare and develop the infrastructure necessary to implement a produce incentive program for SNAP enrollees to purchase eligible Arizona-grown fruits and vegetables at SNAP-authorized locations. Bill is also assigned to House Appropriation, You can RTS twice. SUPPORT


HB2310 Senate Government Committee

Allows the Legislative Council to review presidential executive orders and recommend to the Attorney General to further review the executive order to determine the legality of the order. This is similar to Bill HB 2111, except that this allows the Legislature to put itself above any Federally enforceable actions. OPPOSE


Tuesday


SB1114 House Education

Requires schools to post a sign at each school containing information on reporting child abuseand neglect. SUPPORT


SB1174 House Education