AZ People’s Lobbyist Runs Through Upcoming Legislation

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The Arizona People’s Lobbyist has compiled a list of bills to be considered by the Legislature this week. From a bill intended to reduce the practice of double dipping to a measure to fund DACA recipients’ college education, legislators will vote in ways that affect Arizonans’ daily lives.

Among the most disturbing pieces of legislation is SB1014. As an immigrant who learned English only upon arriving on U.S. soil, it is clear that this legislation will double down on what is already a very questionable statute. The key to successful learning and assimilation is maximum immersion and minimum teaching in the learner’s language. SB1014 does just the opposite.

Heather Carter’s bill, SB1518, is yet another property tax increase, on top of all the other tax increases we have been experiencing. This one appears to be to fund the anticipated expenses of subsidizing in-state university tuition rates for DACA’s. Where this taxation fueled death spiral ends, no one knows.

190210 – AZRRT CALL TO ACTION

FACEBOOK www.facebook.com/azrrt   TWITTER www.twitter.com/azrrt1 WEBSITE www.azpeopleslobbyist.com            

 CONTACT AS MANY LEGISLATORS AS YOU CAN, AND EXPRESS YOUR OPINION VIA TELEPHONE, E-MAIL, AND/OR “REQUEST TO SPEAK” SYSTEM

Emailing tips: EMAIL-INSTRUCTIONS  “Request to Speak” tips: RTS INSTRUCTIONS

BILL # AND SHORT TITLE
(1)
WHO TO CONTACT
(2)
DATE
(3)
SPONSOR AND/OR WHAT THE BILL DOESTIME
(3)
ROOM
(3)
VOTE
(4)
HB2007 – ASRS; political subdivision plans; adjustmentsHouse COW02/11/2019KAVANAUGH – Applies sound actuarial measures, helps reduce double dippingY
HB2185 – STO; income tax credit capHouse Education02/11/2019UDALL – Applies inflation adjustment to the STO cap2:00 PMHHR-1Y
HB2187 – appropriation; K-12 rolloverHouse Third Reading02/11/2019UDALL – Adjusts the amounts of rollovers to what appears to be a more workable scheduleHOUSE FLOOR?
SB1014 – English language learners; instruction; budgetingHouse Third Reading02/11/2019BOYER – Same as HB2184. Expensive. Favors bilingual teaching. Discourages immersion. It appears that those who favor this bill have never experienced foreign language learning in a foreign countryHOUSE FLOORN
SB1231 – public safety; residency requirements; prohibitionSenate Government02/11/2019BOYER – Prohibits residency requirements for employment in public safety2:05 PMSHR-3?
SB1285 – construction contracts; public works; paymentsSenate Government02/11/2019BORRELLI – Bill of rights for contractors2:05 PMSHR-3?
SB1518 – appropriations; universities; resident tuitionSenate Higher Education and Workforce Development02/11/2019CARTER – Yet another property tax increase. Where will it end? This one appears to be to fund the anticipated expenses of subsidizing in-state rates for DACA’s2:05 PMSHR-1N
SB1001 – highway safety fee; repeal; VLTSenate Third Reading02/11/2019UGENTI-RITA – (Same as HB2019) – Repeals the sneaky backdoor tax increase enacted in 2018SENATE FLOORY
SB1054 – early ballots; deficiencies; cure periodSenate Third Reading02/11/2019UGENTI-RITA – Establishes procedures for handling early ballots that have errors.SENATE FLOORY
HB2026 – public resources; influencing elections; penaltiesHouse Elections02/12/2019KAVANAUGH – Prohibits the use of public resources to influence outcome of elections2:00 PMHHR-4Y
HB2039 – federal form voter registrations; reportingHouse Elections02/12/2019TOWNSEND – Disclose the number of voters eligible for and using the federal registration form2:00 PMHHR-4Y
SB1191 – students; community college grantsSenate Appropriations02/12/2019BOWIE – Throws another $50 million at education. Is the benefit worth the extra money?2:00SHR-109?
SB1457 – schools; improvements; turnaround plansSenate Education02/12/2019ALLEN S – Appears to be a good plan to improve failing schools2:00 PMSHR-1Y
HCR2022 – Article V convention; term limitsHouse Federal Relations02/13/2019TOWNSEND – Awful idea. Does any one with an intelligence higher than a chimpanzee’s think that term limits are working as intended in AZ?2:00 PMHHR-4N
HB2536 – fuel; electric cars; hybrids; taxesHouse Ways & Means02/13/2019CAMPBELL – Huge fuel tax increase9:00 AMHHR-1N
SB1166 – conformity; internal revenue code; exceptionsSenate Finance02/13/2019MESNARD – Appears to be a second attempt to conform AZ to US without incurring additional state income taxes2:00 PMSHR-1Y
HB2026 – public resources; influencing elections; penaltiesHouse Government02/14/2019KAVANAUGH – Prohibits the use of public resources to influence outcome of elections9:00 AMHHR-1Y
SB1234 – lieutenant governor; duties; ballotSenate Judiciary02/14/2019MESNARD – It makes sense that the governor and its potential successur be of the same political leaning.9:00 AMSHR-109Y
SB1451 – statewide ballot measures; circulators; proceduresSenate Judiciary02/14/2019LEACH – An attempt to reduce some of the unethical practices used by some signature gatherers9:00 AMSHR-109Y

Footnotes:
(1) For more information on any bill, click on BILL SEARCH  and enter bill number
(2) For a roster of legislators, including committee members and contact info, go to www.azpeopleslobbyist.com
(3) Applicable only when bill is scheduled for committee hearing.
(4) Indicates our recommendation. Y = favor, N = oppose. ? = no consensus or not enough information.

1 Comment

  1. Thank you for this information.
    Once again, though, looking at the, sorry, garbage being perpetrated by people who are supposed to represent us, not rule us, I am reminded — as I am so frequently — of that classic line in that classic movie, “The Magnificent Seven.”
    This is how politicians seem to think of us:
    Asked why every year he comes down from the hills to raid the poor villagers, bandit leader Calvera replies, “If God had not wanted them sheared, He would not have made them sheep.”

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