March 20, 2015

for the week of March 16

The Freedom Report is Market Freedom Alliance’s weekly report to grassroots activists on free market oriented legislation we support, oppose or monitor in the Arizona Legislature.
Join us each Friday during the legislative session at 10 AM for “The Freedom Call,” your opportunity to get updates on these bills, and more!

Friday March 20 FREEDOM CALL is cancelled.  

Great News!  The #AZBeerBill passed out of House Commerce Wednesday unanimously 8-0. 

Note standing of bill denoted is last action taken. Will update every week through session. The prime sponsor of each bill is noted in parentheses.

* Denotes new action on the bill this past week!

Bills Supporting

*HB 2001 – income tax brackets; index to inflation (Appropriations Chairman, Justin Olson LD 25)

Read in Majority Minority Caucus 03/17/15, next up Senate COW & Third Read likely next week.

*HB 2213 – inspections; opportunity to correct (Commerce Chairman, Warren Petersen LD 12)

Read in Majority Minority Caucus 03/17/15, next up Senate COW & Third Read likely next week.

HB2254 – 
municipal tax exemption; residential lease (Ways and Means Chairman, Darin Mitchell LD 13)

Retained on Calendar 02/25/15.

*HB2347 – unemployment insurance; base period notices (Chairman Insurance, Karen Fann LD 1)

Passed Senate Commerce 03/16/15 as ammended 8-0.

*HB2643 – sovereign authority; affordable care act (Chairman Appropriations, Justin Olson LD 25)

Passed Senate Federalism, Mandates & Fiscal Responsibility 03/17/15 4-3.

*SB 1030 – 
microbreweries; multiple licenses; production; sales (Education Chairman, Kelli Ward LD 5)

Passed House Commerce 03/18/15 by vote of 8-0.  BIG WIN

*SB 1241 – AHCCCS; contractors; providers – strike everything amendment (Senator Nancy Barton, LD 15)

Passed House Commerce as amended 03/18/15 5-3.

SB 1403 – consumer lawsuit loans; prohibition (Chairman Commerce & Workforce Development, Kim Yee LD 20)

Passed Arizona Senate 26-4 03/05/14 and transmitted to the House.

*SB 1465 – 
distributed energy generation systems; disclosure (Finance Chairman, Debbie Lesko LD 21)

Passed House 54-6 03/19/15.  BIG WIN

*SCR 1001 – clean elections repeal; education funding (Chairman Natural Resources, Steve Pierce LD 1)Passed House Elections 4-2 03/16/15.

Bills Opposing

None at this time.

Ones to Watch
None at this time.