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
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CONTACT AS MANY LEGISLATORS AS YOU CAN, AND EXPRESS YOUR OPINION VIA TELEPHONE, E-MAIL, AND/OR “REQUEST TO SPEAK” SYSTEM
|BILL # AND SHORT TITLE
|WHO TO CONTACT
|SPONSOR AND/OR WHAT THE BILL DOES||TIME
|HB2007 – ASRS; political subdivision plans; adjustments||House COW||02/11/2019||KAVANAUGH – Applies sound actuarial measures, helps reduce double dipping||—||—||Y|
|HB2185 – STO; income tax credit cap||House Education||02/11/2019||UDALL – Applies inflation adjustment to the STO cap||2:00 PM||HHR-1||Y|
|HB2187 – appropriation; K-12 rollover||House Third Reading||02/11/2019||UDALL – Adjusts the amounts of rollovers to what appears to be a more workable schedule||—||HOUSE FLOOR||?|
|SB1014 – English language learners; instruction; budgeting||House Third Reading||02/11/2019||BOYER – 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 country||—||HOUSE FLOOR||N|
|SB1231 – public safety; residency requirements; prohibition||Senate Government||02/11/2019||BOYER – Prohibits residency requirements for employment in public safety||2:05 PM||SHR-3||?|
|SB1285 – construction contracts; public works; payments||Senate Government||02/11/2019||BORRELLI – Bill of rights for contractors||2:05 PM||SHR-3||?|
|SB1518 – appropriations; universities; resident tuition||Senate Higher Education and Workforce Development||02/11/2019||CARTER – 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’s||2:05 PM||SHR-1||N|
|SB1001 – highway safety fee; repeal; VLT||Senate Third Reading||02/11/2019||UGENTI-RITA – (Same as HB2019) – Repeals the sneaky backdoor tax increase enacted in 2018||—||SENATE FLOOR||Y|
|SB1054 – early ballots; deficiencies; cure period||Senate Third Reading||02/11/2019||UGENTI-RITA – Establishes procedures for handling early ballots that have errors.||—||SENATE FLOOR||Y|
|HB2026 – public resources; influencing elections; penalties||House Elections||02/12/2019||KAVANAUGH – Prohibits the use of public resources to influence outcome of elections||2:00 PM||HHR-4||Y|
|HB2039 – federal form voter registrations; reporting||House Elections||02/12/2019||TOWNSEND – Disclose the number of voters eligible for and using the federal registration form||2:00 PM||HHR-4||Y|
|SB1191 – students; community college grants||Senate Appropriations||02/12/2019||BOWIE – Throws another $50 million at education. Is the benefit worth the extra money?||2:00||SHR-109||?|
|SB1457 – schools; improvements; turnaround plans||Senate Education||02/12/2019||ALLEN S – Appears to be a good plan to improve failing schools||2:00 PM||SHR-1||Y|
|HCR2022 – Article V convention; term limits||House Federal Relations||02/13/2019||TOWNSEND – 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 PM||HHR-4||N|
|HB2536 – fuel; electric cars; hybrids; taxes||House Ways & Means||02/13/2019||CAMPBELL – Huge fuel tax increase||9:00 AM||HHR-1||N|
|SB1166 – conformity; internal revenue code; exceptions||Senate Finance||02/13/2019||MESNARD – Appears to be a second attempt to conform AZ to US without incurring additional state income taxes||2:00 PM||SHR-1||Y|
|HB2026 – public resources; influencing elections; penalties||House Government||02/14/2019||KAVANAUGH – Prohibits the use of public resources to influence outcome of elections||9:00 AM||HHR-1||Y|
|SB1234 – lieutenant governor; duties; ballot||Senate Judiciary||02/14/2019||MESNARD – It makes sense that the governor and its potential successur be of the same political leaning.||9:00 AM||SHR-109||Y|
|SB1451 – statewide ballot measures; circulators; procedures||Senate Judiciary||02/14/2019||LEACH – An attempt to reduce some of the unethical practices used by some signature gatherers||9:00 AM||SHR-109||Y|
(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.