Arizona Legislature: The coming week


By Craig McDermott, crossposted from Random Musings

This should be a relatively quiet week at the Capitol – Monday will see the opening of the new session of the legislature and the governor’s State of the State speech, but the rest of the week will see less “official” activity (lots of posturing, lots of activities, but little in the way of official work).

Having said that, because of the lack of “official” activity, this will be one of the shortest legislative schedule posts of the year.


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 interesting 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.

Some agendas are summarized as “looks harmless”, but if they cover an area of interest to you, examine the agenda and the bills on it.  If I missed something significant, please leave a comment letting me know.

All House committee agendas can be found here.

All Senate committee agendas can be found here.


On the House side of the Capitol:

Health, Tuesday, HHR4, 2 p.m.  Introductions and a couple of presentations.  No consideration of legislation is scheduled at this time.

Judiciary, Wednesday, HHR3, 10 a.m.  Introductions only, at this time.

Agriculture, Water, and Lands, Thursday, HHR3, 10 a.m.  Introductions and a presentation.  No consideration of legislation is scheduled at this time.


On the Senate side of the Capitol:

Government, Wednesday, SHR3, 2 p.m.  Proof that it is goooood to be a committee chair.  Among other things, committee chairs get to set the agendas for their committees.  Sen. John Kavanagh is the chair of this committee…and at its first meeting, the committee will be considering a slew of bills introduced by…wait for it…Sen. John Kavanagh.  Among those up for consideration: SB1010, ending the requirement that state agencies report on the availability, and their use, of recycled paper and other materials; SB1017, a nativist measure that mandates to municipalities what any local ID card they may or may not issue may or may not be valid for; SB1044, another nativist measure that would mandate that any locally-requested census only count citizens and legal immigrants (apparently, Kavanagh believes that non-citizens/legal immigrants aren’t actual human beings, and wants to turn his personal belief into public policy).

Financial Institutions, Wednesday, SHR109, 2 p.m.  Another one that proves that it is good to be a committee chair.  The committee is chaired by Sen. David Farnsworth and it is considering some of his bills.  Highlight: SB1005, adding to the conditions under which an investment fund adviser does not have be licensed.

Education, Thursday, SHR1, 9 a.m.  Introductions and presentation only, at this time.


Neither chamber has any floor calendars posted at this time.  That will change later in the week so bills can be officially First Read (aka – “introduced” and assigned to one or more committees) in the appropriate chamber.

The lege’s Capitol Events calendar is here.

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  1. For a small government guy, Kavanaugh sure likes taking government paychecks, so does his wife it seems

    Has this guy ever not been on the government dime?

  2. Monday,opening day of the Session,the AARP has reserved the front lawn,so now Sen. John Kavanagh can join the group and official Retire from the Legislature. 🙂 🙂

    Don’t take photos of him lest than 20 feet distance.

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