LINDA BRICKMAN: LEGISLATIVE UPDATE #4

Linda Brickman’s Legislative Updates 02/04/24

Our Senate did not waste any time at all introducing over 300 new Bills at the beginning of the week.  They are now at a grand total of 732 Introduced Bills.  Since this past Monday was the last day for Senators to bring in new legislation, they made sure to keep the Hopper busy.

The House still remains in the lead with 763 Introduced Bills, and their deadline is this Monday.

So far this session, there are 1611 total Bills and Resolutions introduced to the Legislature.  Election Bills, and Education Bills top the list, with Abortion and Illegal Immigration Bills close behind.

What is becoming very interesting are the narratives that Bills are hitting the news with to pass their desired issues.  Here are a few examples to keep your mind confused:

  • Real meat vs cultivated meat:  https://www.foodnavigator-usa.com/Article/2024/02/02/arizona-next-state-to-propose-cultivated-meat-censorship  HB2244 misbranding; misrepresenting; food products
  • Now illegals can vote?  Adrian Fontes references the I-9 form employers are mandated by the federal government to fill out, which allows individuals to use a voter registration card to establish their identity.  The AZ elections manual is being used to help close the decade-old loophole regarding non-citizen voting in Arizona elections.  Since The National Voter Registration Act requires that States ‘accept and use’ voter registration forms created by the federal government, the federal form can be used as the individuals ID to vote.
  • Is a right turn legal on a red light or no?  https://arizonapoliticsnewsletter.substack.com/p/no-right-turn-on-red-in-az   and now we have this Bill in the legislature, SB1299  which is requesting that we do or do not have right turns in specific places…
  • To Abort or NOT?  House Bill 2678, the Arizona Right to Contraception Act, House Bill 2676, which would end the current practice requiring doctors to report information about abortions to the state, and House Bill 2677 and SB1362, which would repeal a pre-statehood ban on abortion.  OK? Do we hand out contraceptives and tell youngsters and oldsters to not worry about getting pregnant…;  What happened to a little restraint?
  • What happened to privacy and trust?  Sorry, but Kari Lake blew this one out of the water.  Check out HB2038   This Bill cannot pass!  We certainly do not want to mandate a two-party mandatory recording of all calls.  Keep it the way it is! If this Bill passes, hopefully NOT, then any phone calls within the State will require BOTH parties on the phone call to consent to a recording of their call.  Presently, there is only a single, or one party, consent required, which is how it should be.
  • Organized theft?  What is that?  https://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/organized-retail-theft-new-arizona-bill-gaining-traction-in-the-state-legislature   Read this one and learn about this.
  • Leave our children alone Democrats!!  ESA’s are good! SB1691 SB1485 SB1351 SB1352 SB1353 SB1354 SB1355 are just a few of the demonic Bills the Dems are pushing abortions and no ESA’s, thanks to YOUR Governor!  Stop them quickly, and leave our children alone!

We started with food; so, let’s end with food…

A similar bill was introduced in the 56th Legislature, 1st Regular Session and was vetoed by the Governor (HB 2509 food preparation; sale; cottage food).

Here is a current article to refresh your memory: https://www.12news.com/video/life/food/75-0503e097-a33b-41b5-b55c-55807572af24

Now you have a hint of what our legislature is doing… well, not all the legislators are against us…only a few under the title of DEMOCRAT.  The Republicans are doing their best to keep us safe and protected.  The best way to contact them and help guide them in the best position to take, is using the RTS system.

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

CITIZEN LEGISLATOR

Your homework is to review the above Bills and let me know what you want me to write about.  We all need to get involved, and it starts here and with you.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Once again, as a gentle reminder to ALL of the people who just joined these updates, this is how to read the attachments.

  • All the Bills listed on the attachments are mostly ALL the Republican Introduced Bills.
  • Most all of the Bills, are the GOP Bills 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 2/4/24.
  • 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.

Besides this Cover letter you receive, I will send documents to validate the points I make in the Cover letter and other attachments.

This week there are about 4 attachments: the Updated Legislative Bills for the week, a sheet listing all the Abbreviations used by the legislators, the Election Bills and the Education Bills updated.

Thank you all for asking to be a part of this mailing list.  If for some reason you wish to be removed from getting Updates, OR you know of someone that wants to be added to the mailing list, please contact me at my email address, Luvbug1611@cox.net

Respectfully,

Linda Brickman,

Director of Legislative Affairs for MCRC and LD2

EMAIL:  luvbug1611@cox.net

CELL:  602-330-9422

 

SESSION STATISTICS

Day 28, 2/04/24

 

 

            `                                                                                  House                   Senate             Total

Bills Introduced:                                                                 763                          732                1495

 

Bills Posted:  1495

Bills Transmitted to the Governor:

Bills Vetoed:

Bills Signed:

 

Memorials and Resolutions Posted:                              67                          49                   1611

TOTALS:                                                                                    830                       781                 1611

 

Resolutions Sent to the SOS:                                               2                            2                      4

Non-Bill Miscellaneous Motions:                                                                      1

 

*Bills, memorials and resolutions are measures enacted or under consideration by the Legislature.

Attachments

2024 ELECTION BILLS ONLY 020424 FINAL

2024 GENERAL ABBREVIATIONS 011224

2024 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE ALL 020424

HOUSE AND SENATE EDUCATION BILLS AS OF 020424

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