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Fifty-third Legislature - First Regular Session
 
 
 
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Date Name
7/21/2017 Representative Mark Finchem Blasts Rule Adopted by Clean Elections Commission
7/21/2017 House Study Committee on Public Safety Personnel Retirement System to Hold Hearing in Prescott
7/20/2017 Speaker Mesnard Slams Clean Elections Commission for Lax Rule Allowing Public Money to Subsidize Political Parties
7/12/2017 Representative Leach Selected for Emerging Leaders Program
7/10/2017 Representative Heather Carter Honored by Arizona Citizens for the Arts
7/10/2017 Representative David Cook Honored by Arizona Citizens for the Arts
7/10/2017 House Study Committee on Public Safety Personnel Retirement System to Hold Hearing in Bisbee
6/28/2017 Article V Planning Committee Names Representative Kelly Townsend as Chairman and Senator Nancy Barto as Vice-Chairman
6/28/2017 Representative David Cook Applauds Withdrawal of WOTUS Rule
6/26/2017 House Study Committee on Public Safety Personnel Retirement System to Hold First Meeting on Wednesday in Flagstaff
6/26/2017 Speaker Mesnard Applauds U.S. Supreme Court for Upholding the Free Exercise of Religion
6/15/2017 Speaker Mesnard Announces Creation of House Ad Hoc Committee on PSPRS
6/14/2017 Rep. Mark Finchem: “Teachers Are Constituents Too”
6/14/2017 Representative Bob Thorpe to Introduce Bill to Protect Voters in College Communities
6/8/2017 House and Senate Announce Creation of Ad Hoc Study Committee on the Tax Treatment of Digital Goods and Services
6/7/2017 Rep. Cook Praises EPA Decision Alleviating Stringent Ozone Mandate on Arizona
6/5/2017 Speaker Mesnard and Representative Carter Applaud Governor Ducey for Signing Opioid Emergency Declaration
6/2/2017 Speaker Mesnard Announces Article V Planning Committee
6/1/2017 Rep. Thorpe Urges Congress to Defund Planned Parenthood
5/17/2017 Representative Todd Clodfelter Hosts Memorial Day Flag Retiring Ceremony to Honor Fallen Soldiers
5/15/2017 Representative David Cook Applauds Work of Forest Service Battling Blaze in Pinal County
5/10/2017 Representative Maria Syms’ Bill to Award Vocational Credit to Military Personnel for Their Training Gets Signed Into Law
5/10/2017 Representative Cook Thanks Governor Ducey for Signing HB 2253 Into Law
5/8/2017 Representative Vince Leach’s Bill to Hasten Amortization of ADA Compliance Costs Is Signed Into Law
5/8/2017 Representative Townsend Applauds Passage of DCS Reform Bill
5/8/2017 Representative Kern’s HB 2304 Signed Into Law
5/5/2017 Republicans Pass Budget That Raises Teacher Pay by $1,000 Above Inflation and Invests Over $300 Million in New K-12 Spending
5/4/2017 Rep. Jeff Weninger Testifies at U.S. Senate Commerce Committee on Future of America’s Broadband Infrastructure
5/4/2017 Rep. Norgaard’s Bill to Identify Deadbeat Parents Is Signed Into Law
5/3/2017 Reps. Ugenti-Rita and Rivero Praise Increase in Personal Exemption
5/2/2017 Rep. Syms’ Victims’ Rights Bill Signed Into Law
4/26/2017 House of Representatives Welcomes Ben Toma As Newest Member
4/25/2017 Rep. Jill Norgaard Applauds Launch of AZ Department of Education Dyslexia Handbook
4/25/2017 Arizona Legislature Passes Bill Taking Aim at Predatory Moving Companies
4/19/2017 Representative Todd Clodfelter Applauds Governor Ducey for Signing Bill to Simplify Juvenile Name Changes in Adoption Cases
4/13/2017 Rep. Maria Syms: Throat Punch Comment Makes Rep. Rubalcava Unfit for Office
4/12/2017 Arizona Legislature Hosts Naturalization Ceremony for Active Duty Military Members and Military Spouses
4/10/2017 Representative Phil Lovas to Resign House Seat
4/7/2017 Representative David Cook Statement on Empowerment Scholarship Accounts Vote
4/7/2017 Representative Kern Statement on the Confirmation of Neil Gorsuch for U.S. Supreme Court Justice
4/7/2017 Representative Maria Syms Releases Statement on ESA Vote
4/7/2017 Speaker Mesnard Applauds Confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch
4/6/2017 House Passes Legislation Expanding Empowerment Scholarship Accounts
4/3/2017 Rep. Jeff Weninger Applauds Governor Ducey for Signing Innovative Blockchain Bill into Law
4/3/2017 Speaker Mesnard Applauds Passage of Legislation Calling for Article V Convention on Balanced Budget Amendment
4/3/2017 Representative Maria Syms’ Legislation to Give Military Personnel Credit Toward Occupational Licenses is Signed Into Law
3/31/2017 Arizona Legislature Passes Bill Making Arizona Pioneer for 5G Technology Deployment
3/31/2017 Elected Women, You are Invited to Participate in a Bipartisan Women in Politics Luncheon
3/30/2017 Representative Vince Leach Thanks Governor Ducey for Signing GPLET Reform Bill Into Law
3/30/2017 Representative Norgaard Disappointed with Senate Democrats for Killing Bill to Expand Uses of Public School Tax Credit
3/29/2017 Representative Rivero and Senator Catherine Miranda Welcome Members of Sonora Legislature
3/29/2017 Representative Anthony Kern Applauds President Trump Executive Order to Reverse Obama Climate Change Policies
3/28/2017 Rep. David Cook Praises President Trump for Signing Bill to Repeal BLM 2.0 Rule
3/28/2017 Representative Michelle Ugenti-Rita and Other Legislative Leaders to Participate in Bipartisan Women in Politics Panel
3/23/2017 Representative Cook Sends Letter to U.S. Senator Jeff Flake Urging Him to Delist Mexican Gray Wolf
3/23/2017 Representative Leach Praises Governor Ducey for Signing New Law Restoring Integrity to Arizona’s Initiative Process
3/22/2017 Governor Ducey Signs Legislation Sponsored by Representative Maria Syms to Ensure that All Rape Kits are Tested in a Timely Manner
3/21/2017 Representative Cook Sends Letter to U.S. Senator Jeff Flake Requesting Farm Bill Field Hearing in Arizona
3/20/2017 Bill to Lower Age Restriction on Alcohol Servers Sent to Governor Following Passage at Legislature
3/17/2017 Representative Heather Carter to Hold Press Conference Regarding Proclamation Making March 20 'Living Kidney Donors Day'
3/16/2017 House Committee on Local and International Affairs to Welcome Juan Guillermo Gutierrez Next Week to Honor Guatemala-U.S. Relationship
3/16/2017 Senate Judiciary Committee Passes Legislation Restoring Integrity to Initiative Process
3/13/2017 Senate Passes Article V Legislation Sponsored by Representative Kelly Townsend
3/9/2017 VIDEO: Appropriations Sub-Committee Chairs Release Committee Testimony on Unintended Consequences of Prop 206
3/9/2017 GPLET Overwhelmingly Passes Senate Finance Committee
3/8/2017 Representative Kern Reacts to NHL Letter Regarding Proposed New Coyotes Arena
3/7/2017 Thorpe is Grateful for Town Hall Opportunity
3/3/2017 ASU Responds to Demand for Rural Teachers
3/3/2017 Senate Health and Human Services Committee Passes Legislation Sponsored by Rep. Carter Tackling New Synthetic Drugs
3/1/2017 House Republicans Proclaim February 28 “Canada Day at the Capitol”
3/1/2017 Speaker Mesnard Urges Democrats to Heed Governor Napolitano's Recommendation by Banning the Payment of Petition Circulators Per Signature
3/1/2017 Senate Finance Committee Unanimously Passes Representative Vince Leach's Bill Hastening Amortization of ADA Compliance Costs
2/28/2017 Representative Anthony Kern and Supporters to Hold Press Conference Opposing the Advance of Arizona Coyotes’ Relocation Plans
2/28/2017 Representative Thorpe's Call for Democrat Support of Nuclear Energy Bill Goes Unanswered
2/24/2017 Representative Leach Commends Central Arizona College for Scheduling Community Forums
2/23/2017 House Democrats Oppose Effort to Prohibit Public Money from Going to Political Parties
2/23/2017 House Appropriations Committee Passes Representative Heather Carter's College Readiness Assessment Bill
2/23/2017 Representative Kern Urges Senate to Oppose SB 1149
2/23/2017 House Passes Legislation Restoring the Integrity of Arizona’s Initiative Process
2/22/2017 Representative Carter Applauds House Passage of Legislation Creating Overdose Review Team
2/22/2017 House Appropriations Committee Passes Legislation to Help Create January 8th Memorial in Tucson
2/22/2017 GPLET Reform Bill Overwhelmingly Passes House
2/21/2017 House Commerce Committee to Host “Government in the 21st Century” Presentation by Congressman David Schweikert (AZ-6)
2/21/2017 Representative David Cook Statement on Lead Discovery in Palo Verde Elementary School Drinking Water
2/21/2017 Representative Tony Rivero and Mexican Senator Juan Carlos Romero Hicks to Unveil New Economic Data Detailing Contributions of Immigrants
2/20/2017 Mexican Senator Juan Carlos Romero Hicks to Address Joint Session of Legislature on February 23
2/17/2017 Representatives Clodfelter, Friese, and Hernandez to Hold Press Conference Next Week Regarding Tucson’s January 8th Memorial
2/17/2017 Reps. Campbell and Stringer Announce Creation of Ad Hoc PSPRS Study Committee
2/16/2017 Representative Thorpe Mystified by Flagstaff City Council's Refusal to Honor the Will of its Citizens
2/16/2017 Representative Ugenti-Rita Appointed to Leadership Position for National Foundation of Women Legislators
2/16/2017 House Government Committee Passes Legislation Restoring Integrity and Adding Transparency to Arizona Initiative Process
2/16/2017 Dushyant Chautala, Member of India’s Parliament, to Attend House Floor Session on February 20
2/15/2017 Representative Becky Nutt Introduces Legislation to Establish Rural STEM Program Fund
2/14/2017 House Education Committee Recommends Tuition Waivers for Teachers in Rural Counties
2/13/2017 Representative Kern Warns of Procedural Tricks Regarding Taxpayer-Funded Arena
2/13/2017 Representative Leach Applauds House Passage of Bill Mitigating ADA Compliance Costs
2/9/2017 Representatives Grantham and Finchem Introduce Bill Establishing Menu of Education Standards
2/9/2017 House Passes Representative Thorpe's Bill Recommending Peace Officers Be Permitted to Carry Firearms in Federal Buildings
2/9/2017 House Passes Representative Ugenti-Rita's Bill to Stop Municipalities from Over Taxing Residents
2/9/2017 House Health Committee Unanimously Passes Legislation Permitting Students to Use Sunscreen at School
2/8/2017 Speaker Pro Tempore T.J. Shope Named Legislator of the Year by Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers
2/8/2017 Representative Maria Syms Introduces Legislation to Prevent ADA Lawsuit Abuse
2/7/2017 Representative Kern Statement on the Confirmation of Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education
2/6/2017 Representative Anthony Kern and State Lawmakers Will Hold Press Conference Today to Provide Reaction to Coyotes’ Relocation Plans
2/6/2017 Representative Leach Introduces Legislation Restoring Integrity and Adding Transparency to Arizona Initiative Process
2/3/2017 Representative Anthony Kern to Hold Press Conference Opposing Phoenix Coyotes’ Tempe Relocation Plans
2/2/2017 House Ways & Means Committee Unanimously Passes Leach Bill Regarding ADA Compliance Costs
2/1/2017 House Committee on Federalism, Private Rights, and Public Policy Passes Article V Legislation Sponsored by Majority Whip Townsend
2/1/2017 House Speaker J.D. Mesnard Praises Nomination of Neil Gorsuch to U.S. Supreme Court
1/31/2017 House Education Committee Recommends Establishing Dyslexia Handbook for Arizona Schools
1/31/2017 House Majority Whip Kelly Townsend Applauds Committee Passage of School Recess Bill
1/30/2017 House Ways & Means Committee Overwhelmingly Passes GPLET Reform Bill
1/30/2017 House Ways & Means Committee Overwhelmingly Passes GPLET Reform Bill
1/30/2017 Representative Maria Syms Introduces Legislation to Give Military Personnel Vocational Credit
1/26/2017 House Health Committee Welcomes University Medical Community to Discuss Autoimmune Misdiagnoses in Children
1/26/2017 Rep. Kern Calls for Separating State Bar's Regulatory and Trade Association Functions
1/26/2017 House Appropriations Subcommittee on Public Safety, Infrastructure, and Resources Holds Hearing on Cost of Prop. 206
1/25/2017 House Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Welfare Holds Hearing on Cost of Prop. 206
1/25/2017 Representatives Finchem and Norgaard Introduce Legislation to Significantly Restructure Arizona Board of Regents
1/25/2017 House Appropriations Subcommittee on Education Holds Hearing on Cost of Prop. 206
1/24/2017 Rep. Bob Thorpe Introduces Bill to Preserve Voting Rights for College Students
1/24/2017 Representatives Vince Leach and Mark Finchem Warn Constituents of Major Fissure South of Arizona City
1/23/2017 Rep. Bob Thorpe Introduces Bill to Preserve Voting Rights for College Students
1/23/2017 Rep. Kern Introduces Legislation to End Taxpayer Funding of Gender Reassignment Surgery for Prisoners and Medicaid Recipients
1/23/2017 Speaker Mesnard Applauds President Trump for Reinstating Mexico City Policy
1/19/2017 Republican State Lawmakers Support Efforts to Investigate Lead in Drinking Water
1/19/2017 Rep. Maria Syms Introduces HB 2268 to Ensure All Sexual Assault Kits Are Tested in Timely Manner
1/19/2017 House Appropriations Committee to Hold Subcommittee Hearings on Impact of Prop. 206
1/18/2017 The "Lone Cattleman" Submits His First Bill as a Freshman Representative
1/13/2017 Rep. Bob Thorpe Introduces Bill to End Taxpayer-Funded Classes that Discriminate
1/13/2017 Rural Freshmen Republicans Applaud Decision to Exclude Arizona from Further National Monument Designations
1/13/2017 Representative Jeff Weninger and Corporation Commission Chairman Tom Forese Welcome the Ultimate Fighting Championship to Arizona
1/13/2017 Representative Leach Introduces Bill to Close Government Property Lease Excise Tax Loopholes
1/12/2017 Representative Jeff Weninger and Corporation Commission Chairman Tom Forese to Hold Press Conference Welcoming Ultimate Fighting Championship to Arizona
1/11/2017 House Speaker Mesnard and Senate President Yarbrough Submit Amicus Brief Urging Arizona Supreme Court to Accept Prop. 206 Challenge
1/5/2017 MEDIA ADVISORY - Opening Ceremony of the 53rd Legislature and State of the State Address
1/4/2017 House Speaker-elect Mesnard Announces House Membership to Statutory Committees
12/28/2016 House Speaker-elect Mesnard and Senate President-elect Yarbrough Submit Amicus Brief Urging Status Quo Until Prop. 206 Ruling
12/15/2016 Speaker-elect Mesnard Rounds Out House Majority Staff
12/5/2016 Speaker-elect Mesnard Announces Majority Staff for 53rd Legislature
11/22/2016 Speaker-elect Mesnard Announces Committee Assignments for 53rd Legislature
11/9/2016 Arizona House GOP Unites to Support Mesnard for Speaker, Allen for Majority Leader and Townsend for Majority Whip