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:
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 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 –
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 website. The agenda links work, as of this writing, but may not later in the week if an agenda is modified in some way):
|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|
|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|
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.