Arizona legislature: The coming week

By Craig McDermott, crossposted from Random Musings

Lots of baying at the moon on tap this week at the Capitol –

HB2201, Treason Act 2016 (barring the state and its subdivisions from cooperating with any federal action that is considered to be “commandeering”, be it a law, executive order, regulation, court decision, etc.) (Senate Federalism, Mandates, and Fiscal Responsibility, Tuesday)

HCR2031, a proposed amendment to the state constitution increasing the exemption from taxation on business personal property from $50K to $2.4 million (Senate Finance, Wednesday)

HB2481, imposing limits on the property taxes that may be levied by counties for use by their school district (Senate Education, Thursday)

SB1141, making gold and silver acceptable forms of payment for debts, and exempting from taxation profits from speculation involving that (House Federalism and States’ Rights, Wednesday)

SB1282, John Kavanagh’s move to limit the public’s access to public records by giving legal protection to the denial of access to those records if the keeper of the records deems a request to access those records as “unduly burdensome” or “harassing” (House Government and Higher Education, Thursday)

SB1266, Barring the state’s political subdivisions from enacting any ordinance, rule, policy, etc. that restricts firearms any more than state law already does, and creating heavy fines as penalties for doing so (House Judiciary, Wednesday)

SB1474, Barring scientific research on fetal tissue or embryos from abortions (House Judiciary, Wednesday)

SB1485, barring state employees from making donations to Planned Parenthood through payroll deductions (House Judiciary, Wednesday)

HB2081, barring background checks for private firearms transfers (Senate Commerce and Workforce Development, Monday)

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
House side of the Capitol        
03/10/16 Agriculture, Water and Lands 10:00 A.M. HHR 3 Click Here
03/10/16 Government and Higher Education 9:00 A.M. HHR 1 Click Here
03/10/16 Military Affairs and Public Safety 9:00 A.M. HHR 5 Click Here
03/09/16 Appropriations NOT MEETING HHR 1 Click Here
03/09/16 Commerce 9:30 A.M. NOTE TIME CHANGE HHR 1 Click Here
03/09/16 Education 2:00 P.M. HHR 4 Click Here
03/09/16 Federalism and States’ Rights 9:00 A.M. HHR 5 Click Here
03/09/16 Insurance 10:00 A.M. HHR 4 Click Here
03/09/16 Judiciary 9:00 A.M. HHR 3 Click Here
03/08/16 Banking and Financial Services 2:00 P.M. HHR 3 Click Here
03/08/16 Health 2:00 P.M. HHR 4 Click Here
03/08/16 Rural and Economic Development 2:00 P.M. HHR 5 Click Here
03/08/16 Transportation and Infrastructure 2:00 P.M. HHR 1 Click Here
03/07/16 Children and Family Affairs NOT MEETING HHR 5 Click Here
03/07/16 County and Municipal Affairs 2:00 P.M. HHR 4 Click Here
03/07/16 Elections NOT MEETING HHR 4 Click Here
03/07/16 Energy, Environment and Natural Resources 2:00 P.M. HHR 1 Click Here
03/07/16 Rules 1:00 P.M. HHR 4 Click Here
03/07/16 Ways and Means 2:00 P.M. HHR 3 Click Here
         
Senate side of the Capitol        
03/10/16 Education 9:00 A.M. SHR 1 Click Here
03/10/16 Judiciary 9:30 A.M. SHR 109 Click Here
03/09/16 Finance 9:00 A.M. SHR 3 Click Here
03/09/16 Financial Institutions 2:00 P.M. SHR 109 Click Here
03/09/16 Government 2:00 P.M. SHR 3 Click Here
03/09/16 Health and Human Services 2:00 P.M. SHR 1 Click Here
03/09/16 Public Safety, Military and Technology 9:00 A.M. SHR 1 Click Here
03/08/16 Appropriations 2:00 P.M. SHR 109 Click Here
03/08/16 Federalism, Mandates and Fiscal Responsibility 9:00 A.M. SHR 3 Click Here
03/08/16 Transportation 2:00 P.M. SHR 1 Click Here
03/07/16 Commerce and Workforce Development 1:45 P.M. OR UPON ADJ OF FLOOR (NOTE TIME CHANGE) SHR 1 Click Here
03/07/16 Natural Resources NOT MEETING* SHR 109 Click Here
03/07/16 Rules 1:00 P.M. Caucus Room 1 Click Here
03/07/16 State Debt and Budget Reform 10:00 A.M. SHR 3 Click Here
03/07/16 Water and Energy 2:00 P.M. SHR 3 Click Here
03/10/16 Education 9:00 A.M. SHR 1 Click Here
         



Floor Calendars:

The House has a COW (Committee of the Whole) 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.

2 responses to “Arizona legislature: The coming week

  1. Great article, Craig. I shared on social media and encouraged people to use the Request to Speak system for commenting.

  2. captain*arizona

    Instead of reaction how about some action for a change. How about a ballot initiative making it a felony to prevent an american citizen from registering or voting in arizona? This beats liberal elitist whining.