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BILL # AND SHORT TITLE

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WHO TO CONTACT

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DATE

 

SPONSOR AND/OR WHAT THE BILL DOES

VOTE

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HB2307 - voting equipment; overvote notice

Senate Government

03/22/2021

KAVANAGH – Requires that voters be informed that if they override the ballot rejection because of overvote, the vote for that office will not be counted.

Y

HB2308 - recall petitions and elections; revisions

Senate Government

03/22/2021

KAVANAGH - Modifies the requirements for recall petitions and elections. Increases the requirements for paid or out-of-state circulators

Y

HB2570 - licenses; pandemics; revocation prohibition

Senate Government

03/22/2021

HOFFMAN - Does not allow the department, any other state agency or a city, town or county to revoke any license that is required to operate a business for not complying with an order issued by the governor pursuant to this section unless the department, other state agency, city, town or county can demonstrate by clear and convincing evidence that the business was the actual cause of transmission of the disease that is the subject of the order.

Y

HB2715 - residential picketing; offense

Senate Government

03/22/2021

KAVANAGH - Modifies the offense of residential picketing to include if a person intentionally engages in picketing around the residence of an individual with the intent to harass, annoy or alarm the individual, or if the actions are such that a reasonable person would find the acts to be harassing, annoying or alarming

Y

HB2770 - mask mandates; business exception

Senate Government

03/22/2021

CHAPLIK - Notwithstanding any other law, a business in this state is not required to enforce on its premises a mask mandate that is established by this state, a city, town or county or any other jurisdiction of this state

Y

HCR2001 - initiatives; single subject; title

Senate Government

03/22/2021

KAVANAGH - Truth in advertising - Helps people know what they are voting for. Prohibits the current practice of hiding provisions deep in the body of the initiative where very few voters would notice.

Y

HCR2016 - initiatives; supermajority vote requirement

Senate Government

03/22/2021

DUNN - Increases the vote required to pass tax increase initiatives from simple majority to a supermajority of 60%

Y

SB1433 - students; distance learning plans; funding

House Education

03/23/2021

MESNARD - Requires that students who receive instruction through a distance learning plan be funded at the same amount as students receiving in‑person instruction, even if the expenses incurred are considerably lower.

N

SCR1020 - English language education; requirements...

House Education

03/23/2021

SHOPE - Subject to voter approval, statutorily repeals the requirement that all Arizona public school students be taught in English and the requirement that children who are English language learners (ELLs) be taught using structured English immersion (SEI). Requires each public school to ensure ELLs receive high quality education and programing, and master the English language.

This measure is aimed at reversing Prop 203, approved by voters in 2000. It is probably the worst crime that can be perpetrated against a non-English speaking student trying to learn English. Supporters of this bill have no clue as to what it takes to learn a foreign language in a foreign land, or else don’t give a damn about helping English learners.

N

SB1269 - sale of state lands; notice

House Natural Resources, Energy & Water

03/23/2021

LEACH - Requires a notice for the sale of state land to be posted on the Arizona State Land Department's (ASLD's) website.

Y

HB2017 - appropriation; STEM; learning; workforce development

Senate Education

03/23/2021

UDALL - Appropriates the sum of $3,000,000 from the state General Fund (GF) for the fiscal year (FY) 2022 to the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) to administer a grant program to cultivate science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) for both learning and workforce development.  Is exempt from the provisions of ARS 35-190.

This is in addition to other school funding

N

SB1112 - noncustodial federal monies; appropriation

House Appropriations

03/24/2021

  MESNARD - Effective January 1, 2023, authorizes the Legislature to appropriate noncustodial federal monies.

?

SB1408 - (NOW: legislative subpoena; records; privilege)

House Appropriations

03/24/2021

PETERSEN - Prohibits, retroactive to January 1, 2020, specified county election material from being deemed privileged, confidential or protected from disclosure pursuant to a subpoena.

Y

SB1294 - (NOW: community college; expenditure limitation)

House Criminal Justice Reform

03/24/2021

SHOPE - Increases the prescribed weight for career and technical education (CTE) courses for determining expenditure limitations. Allows community college districts exceeding expenditure limitations to receive state aid in FYs 2021 through 2023. Districts that violate the expenditure limitation are subject to a $100 penalty.

This was not a Typo. The penalty is actually one hundred dollars!

What a joke. Violate limits, get state aid, and pay a $100 penalty

 

N

SB1010 - (NOW: recounts; requests; procedures; audits)

House Government & Elections

03/24/2021

MESNARD -   Increases the minimum number of precincts included in post-election hand counts. Allows the Attorney General (AG), Secretary of State (SOS) or Legislative Council to request a recount in an election or portion of an election. Allows a person to file an action and bond in superior court for a recount of any election or portion of an election that is not subject to an automatic recount

Y

SB1068 - (NOW: elections manual; legislative council)

House Government & Elections

03/24/2021

UGENTI-RITA - The instructions and procedures manual must be approved by legislative council.

Y

SB1084 - state of emergency; automatic termination

House Government & Elections

03/24/2021

UGENTI-RITA - Terminates a state of emergency proclaimed by the Governor after 90 days, unless extended by the Legislature. Prohibits the Governor from issuing a new state of emergency proclamation for the same conditions as a terminated proclamation without the consent of the Legislature

Y

SB1105 - ballot measures; 200-word description

House Government & Elections

03/24/2021

MESNARD - For ballot measures, it Increases the limit of words in the description from 100 to 200.

Y

SB1106 - voting residency; intent to remain

House Government & Elections

03/24/2021

MESNARD – A Person who knowingly causes, procures or allows himself to be registered as an elector in this state solely for the purpose of voting in an election in this state and without the requisite intent to remain as prescribed by section 16-101 is guilty of a class 6 felony

Y

SB1241 - voting equipment; ballots; receipt

House Government & Elections

03/24/2021

TOWNSEND - provide a paper receipt to the voter at the time the voter's ballot is received for tabulation.  The paper receipt shall state whether the voter's ballot was tabulated or rejected and, if rejected, the reason for the rejection.  This paragraph does not apply to a voter who votes with an early or provisional ballot.

Y

SB1498 - board of supervisors; membership

House Government & Elections

03/24/2021

MESNARD - Increases the size of a county board of supervisors (county BOS) in counties with a population of 1,000,000 or more persons.

Y

SB1530 - (NOW: early ballots; instructions; undeliverable)

House Government & Elections

03/24/2021

MESNARD - ensure that the early ballot is sent in an envelope that states substantially the following:

If the addressee does not reside at this address, mark the unopened envelope "return to sender" and deposit it in the united states mail.

Y

SB1613 - election data; results; election equipment

House Government & Elections

03/24/2021

TOWNSEND - All election data and results shall remain in this country and may not be transferred, transmitted or stored in any other country.

All election equipment, including computers, paper and other supplies, shall be made in America.

Y

SB1713 - early ballots; identification; mailing

House Government & Elections

03/24/2021

MESNARD – Increases the amount of information required in the affidavit, and the affidavit must be inserted inside the return envelope

Y

SB1714 - campaign expenditures; out-of-state; disclosures

House Government & Elections

03/24/2021

MESNARD – Modifies the “Paid for” statement on printed material to include the % of money from out of state.

Y

SCR1003 - executive orders; emergencies; reauthorization; termination

House Government & Elections

03/24/2021

PETERSEN - Subject to voter approval, constitutionally terminates a state of emergency proclaimed by the Governor after 30 days, unless extended by Concurrent Resolution of the Legislature. Requires the Governor to call a special session of the Legislature within 10 days of proclaiming a state of emergency.

Y

SB1119 - (NOW: attorney general; federal executive orders)

House Judiciary

03/24/2021

GOWAN -  Requires the Department of Law, on demand by the Legislature or a member of the Legislature, to review executive orders issued by the U.S. President to determine the order's constitutionality and whether Arizona should seek an exemption or to have the order declared unconstitutional.

Y

SB1382 - essential businesses; firearms; ammunition; sales

House Judiciary

03/24/2021

ROGERS – Provides that a store that sells firearms or ammunition, or firearms or ammunition components, is an essential business, and there may not be any restrictions imposed on the store's normal operations.

Y

SB1456 - sex education instruction; parental rights

House Judiciary

03/24/2021

BARTO – Requires that schools obtain written consent from parents before enrolling student in sex education programs. Requires that school boards conduct transparent hearings before adopting such programs

Y

SB1273 - STOs; contributions; allowable uses

House Ways & Means

03/24/2021

MESNARD - Expands the permissible expenditures of a school tuition organization (STO) educational scholarship or tuition grant to include the cost of school registration and, as applicable, outlined costs relating to extracurricular activities and testing.

Y

SB1783 - small businesses; alternate income tax

House Ways & Means

03/24/2021

MESNARD - Requires, retroactive to January 1, 2021, a tax to be levied, collected and paid for each taxable year (TY) on Arizona small business taxable income in an amount equal to 4.5 percent. Defines small business taxpayer and outlines requirements for income tax return filing and tax treatment. Establishes tax credits for a qualifying Arizona small business.

It brings AZ taxation of small business more in line with the way it is treated by the federal government The use of this system is optional. Small businesses may still pay their taxes the traditional way.

Y

HB2508 - money transmitters; exemptions; authorized delegates

Senate Finance

03/24/2021

BOLICK - Exempts a person who provides money transmitter services for certain financial institutions from money transmitter laws, if certain conditions are met.

Y

HB2821 - bonds; change of purpose; election

Senate Finance

03/24/2021

BOLICK - The governing body or board of a political subdivision may call an election to change the purposes for which the monies derived from the sale of bonds authorized at a prior bond election may be spent.

Y

HB2098 - missing children; mandatory reporting

Senate Judiciary

03/25/2021

JERMAINE -
Requires a law enforcement agency to submit a report of a missing child to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).

Y

HB2792 - early ballots; request required

Senate Judiciary

03/25/2021

HOFFMAN - Specifies that a county recorder or other election officer may not deliver or mail an early ballot to a person who has not requested an early ballot for that election.

Y

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