Governor Hobbs Signs an Election Bill Into Law!
Not only did she sign the Bill into law, but it was the FIRST Bill she signed this legislative session. See attached article, “Governor Katie Hobbs Signs HB2785, Ensuring Free, Fair, And Secure Elections In Arizona”
The passage of this Bill changes many things, besides changing the Primary election date. For new Precinct Committeeman, make sure that you have your needed signatures turned in early, as they will be counting the signatures a week earlier this time. Make sure you read the Law, so you will not be left out in the cold for lack of good information. The link for the Bill number is
HB2785: PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES; DISQUALIFICATIONL PROHIBITION. PRIMARY; IDENTIFICATION, CANVASS; RECOUNTS; BALLOTS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR 2/9/24 SUBSTITUTED FOR SB 1733
and the email address to the article is:
NOW, back to the regular news:
The House and Senate must have been in a derby this past week to see who could beat the opposite Chamber with the most Bills introduced into their respective Chamber. The House won with 974 submitted, beating the Senate with 782. All in all, the Chambers’ total number was 1,757 Introduced, beating last Sessions Total number of Bills submitted at 1,675 (House 889; Senate 786). The totals include Resolutions as well.
The House is taking no hostages in their search for 4 House members resigning their seats. Representative Leezah Sun from LD22 and Representative Amish Shah from LD5. Shah announced in April he would try to take out seven-term veteran incumbent Arizona Rep. David Schweikert in Congressional District 1. Sun resigned for ethical reasons, as she was going to be expelled from the House by fellow legislators.
The other two Democrat House members resigned for other personal reasons. Rep. Jennifer Longdon, who was Shah’s House seatmate in Legislative District 5, took a job in health care policy and resigned Friday.
Jevin Hodge, the former Democratic candidate for Congress who lost to Schweikert in 2022, will replace Rep. Athena Salman of Tempe. She resigned in December to take a job with a nonprofit organization to protect abortion rights. Hodge was sworn into office on February 2nd.
Let’s talk Legislation…these are the Bills most talked about:
HB2417 Livingston (Arizona commerce authority; continuation) authorizes the Arizona Commerce Authority for four years without any reforms.
SB1195 Kern (public monies; prohibited uses) prohibits any governmental entity from expending funds to or joining an organization that advocates for anti-freedom initiatives like reducing meat consumption, travel by plane or car, number of articles of clothing owned by individuals, replacing meat with synthetic protein or bugs, and others.
HCR2040 SMITH (public monies; prohibited uses) prohibits any governmental entity from expending funds to or joining an organization that advocates for anti-freedom initiatives like reducing meat consumption, travel by plane or car, number of articles of clothing owned by individuals, replacing meat with synthetic protein or bugs, and others.
SCR1015 Kern (public monies; prohibited expenditures) prohibits any governmental entity from expending funds to or joining an organization that advocates for anti-freedom initiatives like reducing meat consumption, travel by plane or car, number of articles of clothing owned by individuals, replacing meat with synthetic protein or bugs, and others.
SB1733 Rogers (primary; identification; canvass; recounts; ballots.) An emergency measure that modifies the timelines and certain procedures relating to the conduct of elections. This includes all signature gathering to change to a week earlier.
HB2716 Travers (Arizona criminal justice commission; members) Members who are appointed shall serve for terms of two years terminating on the convening of the first regular session of the legislature.
HB2504 Biasiucci (forced organ harvesting; insurance; prohibition) Entitles this act the Arizona End Organ Harvesting Act which establishes prohibitions on forced organ harvesting.
SB1545 Mendez (national popular vote; interstate agreement) In essence, the passage of this Bill allows only the popular vote to choose the President and gets rid of the Electoral College.
HOW TO CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATOR
The RTS (Request to Speak) system is a necessary component to our legislative process. This is an excellent way to share your positions on a particular Bill and let your legislator know that you support his/her legislation. Please review this site and make sure you know how to use it properly. The legislators depend a lot on your opinions, and this is where you share them.
The link to sign up for the RTS system can be found here: https://www.azleg.gov/alispdfs/Using_the_Request_to_Speak_Program.pdf
About 2 weeks ago, I sent out Part 1 of “Is America A Democracy, Part 1?” I had many people write to me sharing their opinion. Here is Part 2. Please read in your spare time, and let me know your opinion.
As a gentle reminder to ALL of the people who recently received these updates, this is how to read the Bill attachments.
- All the Bills listed on the attachments are mostly ALL the Republican Introduced Bills.
- Most all of the Bills, are the GOP Bills that I monitor on a daily basis. The Bills highlighted in Blue are Democratic Bills that I thought were necessary to follow.
- And, the Bills highlighted with yellow in the status and date columns, are noted for your review to see their progression in the legislative process. All Bills are up to date through 2/9/24.
- Remember, each Bill Number listed is a link to the Bill itself and you can access the status, documents, and Agenda’s by clicking onto the link. Even though I monitor and keep track of the Bills daily, I only send out Updates on the weekends. So, if you want daily updates on any Bill, just click onto the Bill Number, and go to Overview or Status, for real-time information.
This week there are about 6 attachments: the Updated Legislative Bills for the week, a sheet listing all the Abbreviations used by the legislators, , the Election Bills, the Education Bills, Citizen Legislator Article (Part 2, Is This America a Democracy?), and an article on HB 2785.
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Day 35, 2/11/24
` House Senate Total
Bills Introduced: 896 733 1629
Bills Posted: 1629
Bills Transmitted to the Governor:
Memorials and Resolutions Posted: 79 49 128
TOTALS: 974 782 1757
Resolutions Sent to the SOS: 3 2 5
Non-Bill Miscellaneous Motions: 1
*Bills, memorials and resolutions are measures enacted or under consideration by the Legislature.
Director of Legislative Affairs for MCRC and LD2
COLOR CODING CHART
Bills highlighted in Blue are Democratic Bills
Bills highlighted with yellow are current with status and date
Bills highlighted with red are vetoed.
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