By Craig McDermott, crossposted from Random Musings

While watching a little TV this weekend, the local version of the MSM (as embodied by Phoenix channel 3’s Politics Unplugged) opined that there aren’t many “bad” bills moving at the lege this year.

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I beg to differ.

Among the bad bills moving just this week (“moving” = “up for committee consideration“) 

– A striker to HB2480, limiting the amount of funding available to schools (Ways and Means, Monday)

HB2043, creating a tax deduction relating to using “specie” for payment of debts (specie = gold and silver coins) (Ways and Means, Monday)

HB2401, cutting desegregation funding for Arizona school districts that need it (Ways and Means, Monday)

– A striker to HB2024, removing the ability of courts to award court costs and attorneys’ fees when cities, towns, other subdivisions, and individuals are sued by someone for an alleged failure to enforce immigration laws and the cities, etc., prevail (Federalism and States’ Rights, Wedneday)

HB2571, removing the exemption for complying with federal law from the Arizona law that requires that landowners be compensated if a land use law diminishes the value of a parcel of land (Federalism and States’ Rights, Wednesday)

SB1452, declaring that any presidential actions or orders that are perceived to restrict Second Amendment rights are illegal (Federalism, Mandates, and Fiscal Responsibility, Monday)

SB1519, mandating that anyone who collects an early ballot must provide a receipt (Government, Wednesday)

SCR1017, a proposed amendment to the state’s constitution to both expand the membership of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, and to effectively gut its authority (Government, Wednesday)

And this list is nowhere near comprehensive…


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):

 

Senate Agendas        
Date Committee Time Room Agenda
02/18/16 Education 9:00 A.M. SHR 1 Click Here
02/18/16 Judiciary 9:00 A.M. SHR 109 Click Here
02/17/16 Finance 9:00 A.M. SHR 3 Click Here
02/17/16 Financial Institutions 2:00 P.M. SHR 109 Click Here
02/17/16 Government 2:00 P.M. SHR 3 Click Here
02/17/16 Health and Human Services 2:00 P.M. SHR 1 Click Here
02/17/16 Public Safety, Military and Technology 9:00 A.M. SHR 1 Click Here
02/16/16 Appropriations 2:00 P.M. SHR 109 Click Here
02/16/16 Federalism, Mandates and Fiscal Responsibility 9:00 A.M. SHR 3 Click Here
02/16/16 Transportation 2:00 P.M. SHR 1 Click Here
02/15/16 Commerce and Workforce Development 2:00 P.M. 1:45 P.M. OR UPON ADJOURNMENT OF FLOOR* SHR 1 Click Here
02/15/16 Natural Resources 10:00 A.M. SHR 109 Click Here
02/15/16 Rules 1:00 P.M. Caucus Room 1 Click Here
02/15/16 State Debt and Budget Reform 10:00 A.M. SHR 3 Click Here
02/15/16 Water and Energy 2:00 P.M. SHR 3 Click Here
         
House Agendas        
Date Committee Time Room Agenda
02/18/16 Agriculture, Water and Lands 10:00 A.M. HHR 3 Click Here
02/18/16 Government and Higher Education 9:00 A.M. HHR 1 Click Here
02/18/16 Military Affairs and Public Safety 9:00 A.M. HHR 5 Click Here
02/17/16 Appropriations 2:00 P.M. HHR 1 Click Here
02/17/16 Commerce 9:30 A.M. NOTE TIME CHANGE HHR 1 Click Here
02/17/16 Education 2:00 P.M. HHR 4 Click Here
02/17/16 Federalism and States’ Rights 09:00 A.M. HHR 5 Click Here
02/17/16 Insurance 10:00 A.M. HHR 4 Click Here
02/17/16 Judiciary 9:30 A.M. NOTE TIME CHANGE HHR 3 Click Here
02/16/16 Banking and Financial Services 2:00 P.M. HHR 3 Click Here
02/16/16 Health 2:00 P.M. HHR 4 Click Here
02/16/16 Rural and Economic Development 2:00 P.M. HHR 5 Click Here
02/16/16 Transportation and Infrastructure 2:00 P.M. HHR 1 Click Here
02/15/16 Children and Family Affairs 2:00 P.M. HHR 5 Click Here
02/15/16 County and Municipal Affairs 2:00 P.M. HHR 4 Click Here
02/15/16 Elections 10:00 A.M. HHR 4 Click Here
02/15/16 Energy, Environment and Natural Resources 2:00 P.M. HHR 1 Click Here
02/15/16 Rules 1:00 P.M. HHR 4 Click Here
02/15/16 Ways and Means 2:00 P.M. HHR 3 Click Here

 

Floor Calendars:

The House has a COW (Committee of the Whole) calendar and a Third Read (final approval) calendar scheduled for Monday.

The Senate has both a COW calendar and a Third Read 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.  The “highlight”: a 2nd Amendment rally, scheduled for Saturday.

 

 

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