Arizona Legislature: The coming week

By Craig McDermott, crossposted from Random Musings

This week is shaping up to be a relatively quiet one (with “relatively” being the key word here).

While there are a few colorful bills and strike-everything amendments (strikers) going before committee this week, the most interesting lege-related events will be after hours.

Some of the interesting bills/strikers:

A striker to SB1316, bringing back payday loans.  Previously discussed here. (House Ways and Means, Monday)

SB1241, barring the use of photo radar traffic enforcement systems on any state highway

HB2048, mandating that ADOT (Arizona Department of Transportation) give updates of driver’s license records to the SOS (Arizona Secretary of State) (address changes, etc.) for comparison to voter registration records (Senate Transportation, Tuesday)

HB2133, making “agricultural aircraft” (aka – “cropdusters”) exempt from sales tax (known in AZ as “transaction privilege tax”, TPT), retroactive to 1985 (Senate Appropriations, Tuesday)

HB2030, letting retired police officers carry a gun in a bar (Senate Public Safety, Military, and Technology, Wednesday)

HB2224, barring any “encumberances” on private transactions involving firearms (Senate Government, Wednesday)

HB2402, micromanaging county and municipal bond elections


However interesting some of these bills may be, the most interesting stuff will take place away from the Capitol.


On Monday, many members of the lege will gather at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility for their annual “Cast and Blast” event.  No word if they will be hosting Dick Cheney as a guest speaker…


On Tuesday, many of the same members (and more) will gather at Donovan’s Steak and Chop House on Camelback Road in Phoenix for the annual ALEC Membership Drive and Dinner.  As was documented in the past, the meeting is a schmoozefest for lobbyists and unethical public officials to meet.



The rest –

Notes:
All committees meetings and agendas are subject to change without notice, and frequently do.  If you plan to travel to the Capitol to observe or weigh in on the consideration of a particular measure, check with the lege ahead of time to confirm that the meeting that you are interested in is still on schedule and your item(s) of interest is still on the agenda for that meeting.

Meeting rooms designated “HHR” are in the House of Representatives building.

Meeting rooms designated “SHR” are in the Senate building.

All House committee agendas can be found here.
All Senate committee agendas can be found here.

Committee schedule (mostly just copied and pasted from the lege’s websiteThe agenda links work, as of this writing, but may not later in the week if an agenda is modified in some way):



Agenda Date Committee Time Room Agenda
03/03/16 Agriculture, Water and Lands 10:00 A.M. HHR 3 Click Here
03/03/16 Government and Higher Education 9:00 A.M. HHR 1 Click Here
03/03/16 Military Affairs and Public Safety 9:00 A.M. HHR 5 Click Here
03/02/16 Appropriations 2:00 P.M. HHR 1 Click Here
03/02/16 Commerce 9:30 A.M. NOTE TIME CHANGE HHR 1 Click Here
03/02/16 Education 2:00 P.M. HHR 4 Click Here
03/02/16 Federalism and States’ Rights NOT MEETING HHR 5 Click Here
03/02/16 Insurance NOT MEETING HHR 4 Click Here
03/02/16 Judiciary 10:00 A.M. NOTE TIME CHANGE HHR 3 Click Here
03/01/16 Banking and Financial Services 2:00 P.M. HHR 3 Click Here
03/01/16 Health NOT MEETING HHR 4 Click Here
03/01/16 Rural and Economic Development 2:00 P.M. HHR 5 Click Here
03/01/16 Transportation and Infrastructure 2:00 P.M. HHR 1 Click Here
02/29/16 Children and Family Affairs 2:00 P.M. HHR 5 Click Here
02/29/16 County and Municipal Affairs NOT MEETING HHR 4 Click Here
02/29/16 Elections NOT MEETING HHR 4 Click Here
02/29/16 Energy, Environment and Natural Resources 2:00 P.M. HHR 1 Click Here
02/29/16 Rules UPON RECESS OR ADJOURNMENT OF FLOOR HHR 4 Click Here
02/29/16 Ways and Means 2:00 P.M. HHR 3 Click Here
02/25/16 Agriculture, Water and Lands 9:00 A.M. HHR 3 Click Here
         
Agenda Date Committee Time Room Agenda
03/03/16 Education 9:00 A.M. SHR 1 Click Here
03/03/16 Judiciary 9:30 A.M. SHR 109 Click Here
03/02/16 Finance 9:00 A.M. SHR 3 Click Here
03/02/16 Financial Institutions 2:00 P.M. SHR 109 Click Here
03/02/16 Government 2:00 P.M. SHR 3 Click Here
03/02/16 Health and Human Services 2:00 P.M. SHR 1 Click Here
03/02/16 Public Safety, Military and Technology 9:00 A.M. SHR 1 Click Here
03/01/16 Appropriations 2:00 P.M. SHR 109 Click Here
03/01/16 Federalism, Mandates and Fiscal Responsibility 9:00 A.M. SHR 3 Click Here
03/01/16 Transportation 2:00 P.M. SHR 1 Click Here
02/29/16 Commerce and Workforce Development 1:45 P.M. OR UPON ADJ OF FLOOR (NOTE TIME CHANGE) SHR 1 Click Here
02/29/16 Natural Resources 10:00 A.M. SHR 109 Click Here
02/29/16 Rules 1:00 P.M. Caucus Room 1 Click Here
02/29/16 State Debt and Budget Reform NOT MEETING* SHR 3 Click Here
02/29/16 Water and Energy 2:00 P.M. SHR 3 Click Here



Floor Calendars:

The House has four  COW (Committee of the Whole) calendars (here, here, here, and here) and a Third Read calendar scheduled for Monday.

The Senate has both a COW calendar and a Third Read (final approval) calendar posted for Monday.

There will be floor calendars later in the week, but those are generally posted the day before, or even the day of, consideration.

The lege’s Capitol Events calendar is here.

One response to “Arizona Legislature: The coming week

  1. ONE TO FOLLOW

    I hope people are watching the bills for heathcare and putting the reins on the Board of Nursing who is out of control and no one watching them . No over sight. A case goes to trial, the judge rules and the BON can do what ever they want. trying cases that have nothing to do with nursing. Protecting hospitals, and passing laws against nurses. Basically too much power. No one is lobbying for the nurse, why does the BON have Greg Harris lobbying for them? why is a BON political. Too many cases of sheer Hitler type cases. No one would ever work as a nurse in AZ if they knew what was happening.