AZ NOW Legislative Alert 3-17-17

logo_color2xThank you Dianne Post for this AZ NOW Legislative ACTION ALERT 3/17/2017!

If you only do a few, please consider doing SB1367, SB1355 and SB1422 as they focus on women’s right specifically. Spread far and wide.

Thank you for all you do! Dianne Post, AZ NOW Legislative Liaison

AZ NOW Legislative ACTION ALERT 3/17/2017

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TITLE/CONTENT

STATUS/ACTION

HCR2002

Repeal Prop 105, allowing legislature the right to repeal citizens initiative or referenda

OPPOSE Passed in House, not scheduled in Senate
Contact Senate President Steve Yarbrough, syarbrough@azleg.gov, 602 926 5863 to encourage him NOT to schedule.

HCR 2007

Allow legislature to repeal referenda

OPPOSE Passed in House, not scheduled in Senate.
Contact Senate President Steve Yarbrough, syarbrough@azleg.gov, 602 926 5863 to encourage him NOT to schedule.

HCR 2010/SCR 1024

Constitutional Convention – the last thing we need now is a constitutional convention run by the Alt Right to re- write the constitution

PASSED both houses, sent to Secretary of State on 3/15/2017

HCR2013

Constitutional convention for balanced budget – no, the last thing we need now is a constitutional convention run by the Alt Right to re-write the constitution, probably don’t need since have the one above

OPPOSE – Passed House, passed Senate committee 4-3, awaiting floor vote Contact Senate President Steve Yarbrough, syarbrough@azleg.gov, 602 926 5863 to encourage him NOT to schedule.

Contact your own Senator to vote against.

HCR2016

Care enough to get in the way of bullying etc.

SUPPORT, PASSED House, sent to Senate on 2/22 – no hearings set. Contact Senate President Steve Yarbrough, syarbrough@azleg.gov, 602 926 5863 to encourage him to schedule the bill for a hearing.

HB 2054

Foreign Corporations register to donate to or participate in initiative process

SUPPORT – PASSED House, sent to Senate, passed Senate Judiciary on 3/16. Contact Senate President Steve Yarbrough, syarbrough@azleg.gov, 602 926 5863 to encourage him to schedule the bill for a floor vote.

Contact your own Senator to vote for.

HB2091

Repeal required fingerprinting for TANF, SNAP

SUPPORT – PASSED HOUSE, Passed Senate HHS on 3/15,.
Contact Senate President Steve Yarbrough, syarbrough@azleg.gov, 602 926 5863 to encourage him to schedule the bill for a floor vote.

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Contact your own Senator to vote for.

HB 2208

Inhalers, administration – allows teachers and school personnel to assist a child with an inhaler

SUPPORT Passed House, Senate passed HHS on 3/8.
Contact Senate President Steve Yarbrough, syarbrough@azleg.gov, 602 926 5863 to encourage him to schedule the bill for a floor vote.

Contact your own Senator to vote for.

HB2226

Request Article V convention to balance budget, probably don’t need due to SCR2014 above

OPPOSE – PASSED House, Passed Senate appropriations,
Contact Senate President Steve Yarbrough, syarbrough@azleg.gov, 602 926 5863 to encourage him NOT to schedule for a floor vote.

Contact your own Senator to vote against.

HB2238

Sex trafficking –WAS A STRIKE EVERYTHING – changed child prostitution to child sex trafficking, simply put sex trafficking in place of word prostitution,

SUPPORT – Passed House, retained in Senate COW on 3/13
Contact Senate President Steve Yarbrough, syarbrough@azleg.gov, 602 926 5863 to encourage him to schedule the bill for a hearing.

HB2268

Must submit sexual assault evidence kits in 15 days, annual reporting on rape kits

SUPPORT – PASSED House and Senate, went to Governor on 3/16.

HB2302

Electoral College – shall vote for candidate with highest # of votes in state

PASSED HOUSE, SENT to Senate, passed Judiciary, awaiting floor, MIXED OPINIONS

HB2320

Ballot measures, put on disclosure about 105, Ugenti – thinks we are dumb?

OPPOSE, Passed House, not heard in Senate
Contact Senate President Steve Yarbrough, syarbrough@azleg.gov, 602 926 5863 to encourage him NOT to schedule.

HB2290

Provisional licenses, criminal convictions

SUPPORT, Passed House, hearing in Senate Commerce and Public Safety on 3/20/2017

HB2372

Extends TANF 12 months with conditions – Dems oppose conditions, but does extend time for some people.

SUPPORT – Passed House, passed Senate HHS.
Contact Senate President Steve Yarbrough, syarbrough@azleg.gov, 602 926 5863 to encourage him to schedule the bill for the floor.

Contact your own Senator to vote in favor.

HB2403

Clean elections, prohibited contributions – cannot pay a political

OPPOSE Passed House, no action in Senate

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party for any services

Contact Senate President Steve Yarbrough, syarbrough@azleg.gov, 602 926 5863 to encourage him NOT to schedule.
Contact your own Senator to oppose should it come to floor.

HB2404

Strict compliance for initiatives – trying to diminish voter power, guarantee signatures, file a bond, punish organization for individual violation, criminal background check, can’t pay based on number of signatures

OPPOSE – Passed House, Passed Senate Jud.
Contact Senate President Steve Yarbrough, syarbrough@azleg.gov, 602 926 5863 to encourage him NOT to schedule for floor.

Contact your own Senator to oppose should it come to floor.

HB2408

Making wheelchair only parking spaces and decals

OPPOSE – Passed House, held in Senate Transportation and Technology committee.
Contact Committee Chair Bob Worsley and tell him NOT to hear it. bworsley@azleg.gov, 602 926 5760

HB2444

Sexual assault, victim advocate, privilege

SUPPORT – Passed House, passed Senate Judiciary,
Contact Senate President Steve Yarbrough, syarbrough@azleg.gov, 602 926 5863 to encourage him to schedule for floor.

Contact your own Senator to support.

SB1009

Theft of flag is crime- Kavanagh
we already have a law prohibiting theft, we don’t need another one specially for the flag. It’s aimed at demonstrators.

OPPOSE – Passed Senate, no action in House
Contact House Speaker, Jmesnard@azleg.gov, 602 926 4481 to encourage him NOT to schedule.

SB1069

Greatly reduced to simply say that if your sentence is set aside, you can answer “no” on the employment question regarding conviction

SUPPORT – Passed Senate, no action in House
Contact House Speaker, Jmesnard@azleg.gov, 602 926 4481 to encourage him to schedule it for a hearing.

SB1071

Can get provisional licenses for vocations with criminal convictions (HB2290)

SUPPORT Passed Senate, to be heard in House Military Veterans and Regulations committee on 3/20/2017

SB1108

Cash assistance to children allowed if living with unrelated adult and in DCS care

SUPPORT – Passed Senate, Passed health committee in House.
Contact House Speaker, Jmesnard@azleg.gov, 602 926 4481 to encourage him to schedule for floor.

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Contact your own two representatives to support it.

SB1128

Fetal death – (Lesko) not about abortion but if don’t make a category of exclusion for fetal death, the patient cannot be counted in survey

OPPOSE – PASSED House 30-0. Passed House Health 9-0. In both cases both parties obviously voted for it.
Contact House Speaker, Jmesnard@azleg.gov, 602 926 4481 to encourage him NOT to schedule. Contact your own two representatives to oppose it should it come to floor.

SB1157

Competency hearings – shorten TF from Task Force Jeremy and Post are on

SIGNED by Gov. Ducey on 3/14

SB1158

Borrelli, TF – ending court debts in 20 years, fine mitigation, non payment does not mean revocation, can mitigate if hardship, pays money to person not probation officer, community restitution, time spent on other crimes counts, can waive interest and it’s down from 10% to 4%,

SUPPORT – PASSED Senate, no hearings yet in House
Contact House Speaker, Jmesnard@azleg.gov, 602 926 4481 to encourage him to schedule it for a hearing.

SB1160

Borrelli – TF – driving violation, restricted rather than suspended license, w/o glasses is misd, violation is civil not criminal, cop cannot take car unless driving on revoked not suspended license, and several other positive provisions.

SUPPORT, Passed in Senate, No hearings yet in House
Contact House Speaker, Jmesnard@azleg.gov, 602 926 4481 to encourage him to schedule it for a hearing.

SB1163

Borrelli – TF – hearing bonds, release procedures, replace bail with bond, replace bail schedule except for misd, hearing if keep in, conditions of release

SUPPORT, Passed Senate, no hearings yet in House
Contact House Speaker, Jmesnard@azleg.gov, 602 926 4481 to encourage him to schedule it for a hearing.

SB1198

Public accommodation, services, civil actions – Kavanagh, , to allow businesses an extra 90 days to comply with Americans with Disabilities Law – they have already had 26 years.

OPPOSE – Passed Senate, to be heard in House Judiciary and Public Safety on 3/22/2017

SB1239

Making it a parking violation to be on access aisles for disabilities – Kavanagh – pits one part of the disability community against another.

OPPOSE – Passed Senate, passed House Transportation and Rules.
Contact House Speaker, Jmesnard@azleg.gov, 602 926 4481 to encourage him NOT to schedule. Contact your own two representatives to

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oppose.

SB1253

Cops can review the video tapes of a use of force incident before giving a statement – opposite of best practice

OPPOSE – Passed Senate, passed House judiciary committee.
Contact House Speaker, Jmesnard@azleg.gov, 602 926 4481 to encourage him NOT to schedule for floor. Contact your own two representatives to oppose it.

SB1254

Charter schools can refuse to admit kids from a school under desegregation order. Charter schools should have the same responsibilities as public schools. Both parties voted for it.

OPPOSE – Passed Senate, passed House education.
Contact House Speaker, Jmesnard@azleg.gov, 602 926 4481 to encourage him NOT to schedule. Contact your own two representatives to oppose it should it come to floor.

SB1278

Appropriation for felony pretrial intervention

SUPPORT – passed Senate, held in House Jud, passed House rules,
Contact House Judiciary chair Eddie Farnsworth, efarnsworth@azleg.gov, 602 926 5735 to encourage him to schedule it for a hearing.

SB1315

DR – amended to add “substantial” to the evaluation of which parent gives the other access to children. It harms battered women and those protecting abused and molested children because they are not willing to give “substantial” time as they are protecting the child so they are punished often by losing custody all together to the abuser.

OPPOSE – passed Senate, no action in House
Contact House Speaker, Jmesnard@azleg.gov, 602 926 4481 to encourage him NOT to schedule.

SB1342

Requiring search warrants for tracking devices and cell simulators (sting ray)

SUPPORT – PASSED, Passed Senate, Passed House judiciary committee, ready for floor.
Contact House Speaker, Jmesnard@azleg.gov, 602 926 4481 to encourage him to schedule it for the floor. Contact your own two representatives to support it.

SB1355

Rights of sexual assault survivor, testing of DNA and match etc.

SUPPORT – passed Senate, no action in House
Contact House Speaker, Jmesnard@azleg.gov, 602 926 4481 to encourage him to schedule it for a hearing.

SB1366

Police officer victim is an aggravating

OPPOSE – PASSED Senate, passed

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factor – NO already have as a felony

House Judiciary
Contact House Speaker, Jmesnard@azleg.gov, 602 926 4481 to encourage him NOT to schedule. Contact your own two representatives to oppose it should it come to floor.

SB1367

Reporting a life birth from an abortion or punish doctor unless s/he tries to keep fetus alive,
This requires abortion clinics to have expensive equipment and file additional reports or a doctor could be criminally charged – attempt to make abortion more difficult.

OPPOSE – Passed Senate, Passed House Judiciary
Contact House Speaker, Jmesnard@azleg.gov, 602 926 4481 to encourage him NOT to schedule. Contact your own two representatives to oppose it should it come to floor.

SB1406

Establishes a juvenile justice reform committee study

SUPPORT – Passed Senate, no action in House.
Contact House Speaker, Jmesnard@azleg.gov, 602 926 4481 to encourage him to schedule it for a hearing.

SB1422

Vacate conviction of sex trafficking victim including for ordinance, cannot use as prior conviction for future punishment

SUPPORT Passed Senate, Passed Judiciary and Rules in House
Contact House Speaker, Jmesnard@azleg.gov, 602 926 4481 to encourage him to schedule it for the floor. Contact your own two representatives to support it.

SB1439

No discrimination against health care agencies that REFUSE end of life care decisions by patients. Could interfere with advance directives.

OPPOSE – Passed Senate, passed Judiciary and Rules in House
Contact House Speaker, Jmesnard@azleg.gov, 602 926 4481 to encourage him NOT to schedule. Contact your own two representatives to oppose it should it come to floor.

Below are the deadlines that are coming up. Things will speed up as they approach the end of the session. It is important to act right away or the time is gone.
3/24/17 Last day House can consider Senate bills and Senate can consider House bills.

4/14/17 Last day for conference committee
4/18/17 100th Day of the Session
4/29/17 Session can only be extended by House or Senate vote.

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