Linda Brickman’s Legislative Updates  #10  03/17/24

TABLE OF CONTENTS JUDGES DOCUMENT 031324 Republicans seek voter approval to let lawmakers override state agency rules GOP lawmakers to return vetoed border bill to Hobbs 031224 HOUSE AND SENATE EDUCATION BILLS AS OF 031724 FINALLinda Brickman’s Legislative Updates  #10  03/17/24

 

All About Legislation.

 

There is always a first at the AZ State Legislature!  As you know the Veto Queen, last week, graced us with her first Veto of the legislative session…  SB1231 … BUT our awesome Legislators decided to send it BACK to the Governor with NO changes (see accompanying article).  For a matter of space here, and your time, please read the attached article, “GOP Lawmakers to Return Vetoed Border Bill To Hobbs.”  Good slant on the article description, even though it IS Howard Fischer.

 

Also, keep an eye on Bills: SCR1021, SB1344, SB1608, HB2374, SCR142 (THIS is the Bill that Hobbs said gave her the reason to veto SB1231.  It models the Texas immigration Bill,) And, if the Veto Queen vetoes the Bill again, look for it and the aforementioned Bills on the 2024 Ballot!

 

More legislation

 

Remember Agenda 21 people?  That is where many city streets are converted to long bicycle paths, more beautiful parks, less parking spaces, more state government control, supposedly less city zoning issues, etc??  Weell, that is what we will have if the Governor signs SB2570!  This is not a good Bill and just HOPE and PRAY that the Veto Queen DOES VETO SB2570…we should all be dancin’ in the streets then.  This Bill is on the Governor’s desk, let’s see what she does with it…

 

HB2570: https://www.azleg.gov/legtext/56leg/2R/summary/H.HB2570_022124_HOUSEENGROSSED.pdf

 

If we are so worried about the homeless, which WILL NOT be helped by SB2570, then help our veterans, not the illegals; enough of DEI; let’s help properly to educate our children and adults who are Citizens and not Illegals, and give them (the LEGAL CITIZENS) the jobs and not to the non-speaking, government sponsored AND THE ILLEGALS ARE BEING SPONSORED BY OUR LIBERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES BY GIVING OUT FREE MONEY, FREE TELEPHONES, FREE EDUCATION, FREE MEDICAL, FREE JOBS, FREE RESIDENTIAL HOMES/APTS/WHATEVER…, illegals peeps!!

 

And even More About Legislation and Citizen Legislator:

 

I had been asked by a couple of education specialists to give my “opinion” on SB1459.

 

Here is the Fact Sheet for you:  https://www.azleg.gov/legtext/56leg/2R/summary/S.1459ED_ASPASSEDCOMMITTEE.pdf

At first glance, the Bill looked pretty decent UNTIL, I decided to look at it from a Constitutional standpoint.  That is when I called my friend Randy Miller for his opinion.  I am sooo glad I did for YOUR benefit.  Thank you Randy.  I have learned how to surround myself with people smarter than myself, and Randy is the BEST there is (equal to Senator Ted Cruz on the Constitution.)  Here is what he said:

 

“There are several issues with this bill.” [SB1459]

“Just on the surface, without digging into AZ constitution mandates and limited responsibilities, the section that carves out an exception to reported disciplinary action is steering the state education system more towards ESG, not away from it.  It says. starting at line 15, (A), “For purposes of this subdivision, Disciplinary action does not include “social emotional learning” or “Restorative Discipline”.  What is the definition of “Restorative Discipline” and how broad is that?  Same for “Social Learning”.  Basically, how this reads and in such broad terms, a child can come to school with drugs, a weapon, assault another child, cuss out a teacher and assault him/her, and it is not reported because they are using “Social Learning” techniques or “Restorative Discipline”.  So, this will only give more leeway to not report because they have broad exception that make it worse.”

“Now, they need to hire more “Counselors” and socialize our students towards avoiding responsibility and basically making our schools that much more government and socially controlled by liberal “therapists” taking over.  This legislation is election year posturing that does nothing to increase safety in schools.”

“If they want to increase safety, bring in resource officers.  They build relationships with the students and relieve some of the burden off teachers having to answer to liberal administrations retaliating for making them look bad.”

I do believe that says it like it is.  VOTE NO on SB1459.

 

CITIZEN LEGISLATOR

 

I am focusing on the Judges this time.  Attached, is a document called, ”ARIZONA COURTS JUDGES MEMO”.  At the present time, there are only 6 Judges up for retention.  I wrote a 15 page document explaining who, what, why, where, when and how of Judges.  This is a helpful document explaining the different types of Judges there are, as well as a brief description of each of the 6 Judges running for retention OR REELECTION.  There may be more as time goes on.  Just read and you will find out why.

I also cover all the Judges for all the courts in Arizona, including:  Arizona Supreme CourtArizona Court of AppealsArizona Superior CourtArizona Justice CourtsArizona Municipal Courts.  I also briefly cover the courts in the District of Arizona.

 

Here are the documents I have included today – 9 document attachments:

  • Cover Letter (in email); see last page for new addition.
  • Abbreviations
  • All Bill Updates
  • Education Bills
  • Election Bills
  • Table of Contents for Judges
  • GOP lawmakers to return vetoed border bill to Hobbs – article
  • Republicans seek voter approval to let lawmakers override state agency rules – article
  • My POSITIVE motivation about people, teachers in particular (please read for positive vibes for teachers)  This is the kind of teaching we need to get back to – not instructed by the Administration!  Please read.  My Motivational piece is called: “Who’s Life are you touching today?”

TABLE OF CONTENTS JUDGES DOCUMENT 031324 Republicans seek voter approval to let lawmakers override state agency rules GOP lawmakers to return vetoed border bill to Hobbs 031224 HOUSE AND SENATE EDUCATION BILLS AS OF 031724 FINAL

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

 

Please NOTE that you or one of our LD or Activist Groups on your behalf, are required to come to the capitol the first time you use the RTS system.  When you come to the Capitol, you can create an account and sign in on one of the Kiosks in either the House or Senate. If you create an account at home, you will only be able to use the Bill Status Inquiry application to track activity on a bill, not register an opinion or create a request to speak, until you, or someone on your behalf, come to the capitol and sign in on one of the Kiosks here.  You only need to physically come to the capitol once.  After that, everything can be done at home.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

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 3/17/24.
  • 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.

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Respectfully,

Linda Brickman,

Director of Legislative Affairs for MCRC and LD2

EMAIL:  luvbug1611@cox.net

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