Its surprising how much you can accomplish if you don't care who gets the credit
180304-1300 - AZRRT CALL TO ACTION
THREE BILLS NEED SPECIAL ATTENTION
SB1378 - schools; bonds; overrides; funding sources. Transparency in bond and override elections. Under current statute, the information pamphlet sent to voters must contain 12 items. SB1378 will add items 13 and 14 as follows:
13. THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT:
THE ___________ SCHOOL DISTRICT RECEIVED A TOTAL OF $__________ PER PUPIL IN REVENUES FROM ALL FUNDING SOURCES (FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL) FOR ALL CAPITAL AND NONCAPITAL EXPENDITURES FOR FISCAL YEAR 20__-20__, AS REPORTED IN VOLUME II OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION'S ANNUAL REPORT, OR THE SUCCESSOR DOCUMENT, FOR FISCAL YEAR 20__-20__, WHICH IS THE MOST RECENTLY AVAILABLE VERSION OF THAT ANNUAL REPORT.
14. ANY ADDITIONAL PER PUPIL REVENUE OR PER PUPIL EXPENDITURE INFORMATION THE GOVERNING BOARD CHOOSES TO PROVIDE.
ACTION: Contact all senators today and request a YES vote on SB1378. This may be done easily by going to
HB2604 - consolidated elections; voter turnout Consolidation of elections to save money and increase voter turnout.
ACTION: Contact all representatives today and request a YES vote on HB2604. This may be done easily by going to
SB1466 - voting centers; board of supervisors Increases the power of the county board of supervisors in connection with voting centers.
ACTION: Contact members of the Senate Rules Committee today and request a YES vote on SB1466. This can be done easily via e-mail by pasting the following list on the Bcc line of your e-mail program:
GGRIFFIN@azleg.gov, JKAVANAGH@azleg.gov, SYARBROUGH@azleg.gov, KYEE@azleg.gov, OCAJEROBEDFORD@azleg.gov, KHOBBS@azleg.gov, MQUEZADA@azleg.gov,
|BILL # AND SHORT TITLE
|WHO TO CONTACT
|SPONSOR AND/OR WHAT THE BILL DOES||TIME
|SB1466 - voting centers; board of supervisors||Senate Rules||03/05/2018||Gray - Only our board of supervisors may designate 'ballot centers' and 'early ballot drop off locations'. Only the board of supervisors may designate the manner in which ballots are handled at the polls.||1:00 MON||CAUCUS
|SB1289 - schools; national motto; state motto
||House Education Committee||03-06-2018||G.Griffin
Allows teachers to post “in god We Trust” and “Ditat Deus” (means god enriches) in class rooms
This will probably not pass a constitutional challenge
Passed Senate 17-13
|HHR - 1||?|
|HB2099 - state budget; estimates; notice.||Senate Appropriations||03/06/2018||Leach – Was never intended as a limit on government spending. As introduced, it only required government to inform the public if spending went over a level based on growth and inflation. As amended, it fails to do that because it has 17 undefined “emergency” exceptions, which can hide a lot of extra spending. Still a nice feel good bill and a decent starting point
Passed House 34-25
|SB1047 - appropriation; state fire school||House Appropriations||03/07/2018||Griffin – Continues funding of the state fire school
Passed Senate 28-1
|SB1152 - education; appropriation; noncustodial federal monies||House Appropriations||03/07/2018||Allen, S – Authorizes the Legislature to specify the use of noncustodial federal monies appropriated to the Department of Education
Passed Senate 17-12
|SB1008 - common schools; average daily membership||House Appropriations||03/07/2018||Petersen - Include total hours in calculation of ADM for students
Passed Senate 29-0
|SB1247 - health insurance; mandated provision prohibited||House Local and International Affairs||03/07/2018||Barto - Prohibits a city, town or county from requiring employers to provide health insurance to their employees. Nothing here to prevent them from doing it voluntarily||9:00 WED||HHR5||Y|
|SB1147 - county excise tax for transportation.||House Transportation and Infrastructure||03/07/2018||Worsley – This taxing scheme is in addition to what the counties can already assess.
Passed Senate 24-6
All 6 NO votes came from conservative Republicans
|SB1385 - tax appeals; administrative hearings; confidentiality||House Ways and Means||03/07/2018||Farnsworth, D – Increases the options taxpayers have in disputes with the Dept.of Revenue
Passed Senate 30-0
|HB2065 - public meetings; definition; penalties||Senate Government||03/07/2018||Leach – Minutes of public meetings must include how each member voted. Expands definition of open meetings. Updates definitions and penalties. General housekeeping
Passed House 55-2
|HB2333 - home-based businesses; local regulation||Senate Government||03/07/2018||Wenninger – Restricts regulation of home based businesses except to protect public health and safety. MAY ALLOW TOO MUCH INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITY IN RESIDENTIAL AREA
Passed House 36-20
|SB1098 - industrial hemp; licensing||House Land, Agriculture and Rural Affairs||03/08/2018||Borrelli – Removes prohibition against industrial hemp. Has nothing to do with pot.
Passed Senate 29-0
|HB2536 - dual enrollment; homeschooled children||Senate Education||03/08/2018||Bowers – Gives home schooled children the same opportunity as district school pupils
Passed House 42-17
|HB2172 - postsecondary institutions; possession; nonlethal weapons||Senate Education||03/08/2018||Grantham – Enhances the self defense ability of students||9:00 THU||SHR1||Y|