Stephen Richer has just sued Kari Lake… See attachment
The Legislature is still on break returning July 31st. They should not go Sine Die. Senate does not want to, but the House does. Mixed feelings on this one. But, the Governor has some things up her sleeve, and the Legislature must be open to respond to the States needs. We shall find out in one week.
In the meantime, the Veto Queen added more to her Vetoes. With no Bills left on her desk, she managed to sign 33 Bills of the 65 bringing her grand total of signed Bills to: 203 signed Bills.
The Veto Queen also managed to increase her vetoes by another 32 Bills this week, bringing her grand total of vetoed Bills to: 163 Vetoes!
One more Resolution was added going directly to the Secretary of State. We now have 31 Resolutions total.
All three of the above Signed and Vetoed Bills, as well as the Resolutions are listed below, and in more detail on the attached listing.
As I mentioned last week in the Legislative Updates, LD2’s, Senator Steve Kaiser has turned in his resignation from the Senate, effective June 22, 2023. Three people from his District will be nominated on June 26th at the LD2 meeting. Those names will then be turned into the Board of Supervisors for the decision on the new Legislator taking Kaiser’s place. As a member of LD2, I will keep everyone apprised of each step along the way.
I am running in LD2 in that nomination process for the Senate position.
One thing that should be discussed now is, I am starting, and truly should have been a part of every LD, is a separate “CITIZEN LEGISLATOR’s” forum in every LD.
What does this mean? Every Legislator in each District should be listening to each of their OWN constituents FIRST on Bills being introduced into the Legislature. The legislators should also be questioning their constituents on what is IMPORTANT TO THEM.
At the same time, the constituents need to take an ACTIVE part in understanding and making their positions known to their legislators BEFORE a vote is taken on the Floor of the Legislature; NOT afterwards through complaints and criticisms of “Why didn’t you ask us first what WE thought?!”
I want to start an LD2 Citizen Legislator Forum, whether it be in a Town Hall, zoom call, LD meeting; or when I am appointed in the Legislature, in my office on Washington St. My constituents are my lobbyists and WE WILL help create better and more effective legislation for our District and State. We need to start now!
Folks, all Bills should be a Team Effort. Each Legislator is NOT a Team of ONE.
Let’s protect our State Sovereignty; Let’s protect our Borders; Let’s protect our Elections; Let’s protect our CHILDREN; Let’s protect our Medical Freedoms; Let’s protect, preserve and strengthen our Country, before we completely lose her.
LET’S WORK TOGETHER, INSTEAD OF DESTROYING EACH OTHER!
Without going through each BILL BELOW, PLEASE take the time to review what has happened at the Governor’s office last week. For further details, you can click onto the Bill numbers below, as they are links directly to the AZ State’s Legislative Website, and view each Bill. For all the Bill History’s, please refer to the attached document going through each Bill introduced into the Legislature.
Next week, I will once again post the updated Election Integrity Bills on a separate document to keep you updated on 157 Election Integrity Bills introduced at the beginning of this session.
Please review Prop 400 (SB1246) which was vetoed. There is a document attached to review. Huge loss!
This Bill cannot be brought back as a Resolution. It’s illegal because Resolutions from the Legislature have to be about statewide issues, not countywide ones.
Normally. an Initiative is considered to bring people on an issue. A statewide voter initiative requires 10% of signatures from people who voted in the last gubernatorial election to put it on the ballot. Since there were more than 2.5 million votes cast in the 2022 race, organizers would need to get 255,866 signatures.
Also, please review https://www.azleg.gov/legtext/56leg/1R/summary/H.SB1432_061923_TRANSMITTED.pdf which is SB1432, passed and signed by the Governor. This was a really good start!* See,below at SB1432. This Bill helps areas like Rio Verde.
Bills Sent To The Governor: 65, between 6/12 – 6/14
HOUSE BILLS – 18
HB2022 water resources; annual report SIGNED
HB2060 charter schools; financial requirements; revisions SIGNED
HB2209 economic opportunity; industrial development authority SIGNED
HB2218 technical correction; power authority; monies SIGNED
HB2251 condominiums; insurance; claims SIGNED
HB2252 inmates; documentation; workforce reentry VETOED
HB2292 motor vehicle dealers; dales cancellation SIGNED
HB2460 suspension; requirements; K-4 students SIGNED
HB2504 STO scholarships; foster care students VETOED
HB2559 DCS; federal benefits; dependent children SIGNED
HB2618 decommissioning; solar and wind; standards VETOED
HB2620 technical correction; education; extended year SIGNED
HB2623 appropriation; Mohave county substations VETOED
HB2669 solid waste; sludge; water quality SIGNED
HB2722 elections; option; full hand count VETOED
HB2786 teacher training; parental notification; requirements VETOED
HB2802 fentanyl sales; manufacture; sentencing; testing VETOED
HB2809 public infrastructure improvements; reimbursement SIGNED
SENATE BILLS -47
SB1006 municipal notices and ordinances; posting VETOED
SB1010 personal flotation devices; rowing; exception SIGNED
SB1013 colleges; universities; free speech zones SIGNED
SB1023 residential picketing; offense SIGNED
SB1026 state monies; drag shows; minors VETOED
SB1028 adult cabaret performances; prohibited locations VETOED
SB1030 drag performers; drag shows; regulation VETOED
SB1055 full-service crime labs; funding SIGNED
SB1068 election board workers; political party SIGNED
SB1085 time limitation; DUI prosecutions SIGNED
SB1095 early ballot envelope; notice VETOED
SB1098 truck routes; signage SIGNED
SB1106 social media platforms; standards; notification VETOED
SB1148 law enforcement; video recordings; fee SIGNED
SB1151 community property; spousal maintenance; documentation VETOED
SB1164 workers’ compensation; fraud investigation; adjudications SIGNED
SB1175 registrations; observers; counting procedures; verification VETOED
SB1189 municipal tax code commission; continuation SIGNED
SB1191 disbursements; applicability; definition SIGNED
SB1210 funeral services; DHS; advisory committee SIGNED
SB1246 election; transportation tax; Maricopa County (Prop 400) VETOED
SB1291 guardianship; conservatorship; policies; procedures SIGNED
SB1301 law enforcement investigations; applicability VETOED
SB1307 constables; salaries SIGNED
SB1332 cast vote; public records VETOED
SB1390 water infrastructure finance authority; amendments SIGNED
SB1391 department of environmental quality; counsel VETOED
SB1400 technical correction; child hearing program SIGNED
SB1408 human smuggling; electronic application VETOED
SB1410 violations of state law; schools VETOED
SB1432 assured water; small residential developments SIGNED*
SB1435 attorney licensing; supreme court VETOED
SB1454 veteran suicide prevention; pilot program SIGNED
SB1471 ballot tabulation; hand count comparison VETOED
SB1500 government investments; fiduciaries; pecuniary benefit VETOED
SB1583 internet sex offender website; offenses VETOED
SB1588 criminal justice data collection; system VETOED
SB1595 early ballots; identification; tabulation VETOED
SB1596 polling places; public office spaces VETOED
SB1598 elections; observers; federal candidates VETOED
SB1602 dental anesthesia; requirements SIGNED
SB1611 public entities; contracts; prohibition VETOED
SB1658 critical infrastructure; prohibited agreements VETOED
SB1698 unlawful exposure; minors; sentencing; reporting VETOED
SB1710 state hospital; governing board; governance SIGNED
SB1716 Arizona bred horses; races SIGNED
SB1718 private activity bonding SIGNED
Bills Signed by the Governor: 33
Bills Vetoed by the Governor 32
Bills Sent To The SOS: 3
SCR1015 initiative; referendum; signatures; legislative districts
SR1005 Greg Jernigan; fifty years; service
HCR2051 Ben Shelly; death resolution
I pretty much covered this in the NEWS above. Let’s START working together. I am 100% in favor of the Republican platform and will NEVER vote for anyone else. Let me make that clear; but I do not agree with many Republicans who have lost their way in this culture. They may have gone to the Independents or just given up hope. We need them back to fight with the America First Constitutional Republicans.
Stop the in-fighting; and fight the REAL enemy in America. That is my wish and hope for our Nation.
Back to Bills.
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
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.
The Bills highlighted in Green are the GOP Bills I monitor on a daily basis. The Bills highlighted in Gray, are ones introduced by LD2 legislators, Senator Kaiser and Representative Wilmeth.
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 6/16/23.
And yes, I did remove most all the Bills highlighted in Blue that were Democrat sponsored. If the Bills were not moving out of Committee like the Republican sponsored Bills, they have been removed from the monitoring cycle.
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. Don’t forget, there is an attachment with the Abbreviations used in the legislature to make your reading easier to understand.
As always, if there are Bills that I am not specifically monitoring, PLEASE let me know and I will add them to my list for you.
Chairman of Legislative Affairs for MCRC and Chairman of LD2 Legislative Affairs,
Days of Session: 165
Bills Posted: 1562
Bills Transmitted to the Governor: 366
Bills Vetoed: 163
Bills Signed: 203
Resolutions Posted: 109
Resolutions Sent to the SOS: 31
- HCM2002 federal lands housing shortage
- HCM2003 critical minerals; copper; urging the president
- HCM2004 urging Congress; national forest health
- HCM2005 hunting; angling; wildlife conservation
- HCM2006 urging eradication; salt cedars; waterways
- HCM2007 state immigration enforcement; urging Congress
- HCM2008 air quality; ozone standards; opposing
- HCR2001 school district expenditures; authorizations
- HCR2012 support; water management policies
- HCR2027 Russell Pearce; death resolution
- HCR2033 primary elections; eligible candidates
- HCR2037 Assyrian New Year; recognizing
- HCR2044 Assyrian Genocide; recognition
- HCR2045 Jack Jackson, Sr.; death resolution
- HCR2047 twentieth anniversary; death; Lori Piestewa
- HCR2048 Joe Hart; death resolution
- HCR2049 Ann Nichols; death resolution
- HCR2051 Ben Shelly; death resolution
- HR2002 securing America’s lands; foreign interference
- HR2003 Liz Harris; expulsion
- SCR1001 violent crime; evidence-based strategies
- SCR1006 death benefit; assault; first responders
- SCR1015 initiative; referendum; signatures; legislative districts
- SCR1020 James Henderson; death resolution
- SCR1021 United States; Taiwan; trade resolution
- SCR1037 presidential electors; constitutional appointments
(NOW; elections; systems; equipment)
- SCR1039 Ted Williams; death resolution
- SCR1040 reappointment; Lindsey Perry ; auditor general
- SCR1041 school districts; expenditure limit; authorization
- SR1004 Mel Hannah; death resolution
- SR1005 Greg Jernigan; fifty years; service
2023 Abbreviations 2 (003) (002)
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