Liberty Index 2018

Legislative Scorecard for the 2017-2018 Term

About the Republican Liberty Caucus:

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Party to advance the principles of individual rights, limited government and free markets. Founded in 1991, it is the oldest
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Liberty Index Overview

Created by the Republican Liberty Caucus of Arizona, the 2018 Liberty
Index is a liberty-focused legislative scorecard for Arizona’s state legislators.
The scorecard consists largely of bills from the 2018 legislative session.
However, a handful of significant bills from the 2017 session were included to
ensure legislators’ scores are consistent, accurate and relevant. The Liberty
Index scores legislators on 20 pivotal bills selected by the RLC that either
advance liberty or diminish liberty. Green bills are pro-liberty bills supported
by the RLC. Red bills are anti-liberty bills opposed by the RLC.
A handful of good bills introduced during the 2018 session did not get
a floor vote. The RLC has selected five of these pro-liberty bills and awards
bonus points to legislators who cosponsored these bills. This serves as a
reward/incentive for legislators to support similar pieces of legislation in
future sessions.

Scoring Guide

Legislators are awarded five points for voting yes on a pro-liberty bill
supported by the RLC. Those who voted against a pro-liberty bill get zero
points. For the anti-liberty bills opposed by the RLC, legislators are awarded
five points for a no vote. Legislators who supported an anti-liberty bill get
zero points. If a legislator was absent for a vote, they also get zero points on
that bill.
Bills are separated into four categories; 1. Fiscal Policy: Taxes and
Spending (35 points), 2. Individual Liberty and Criminal Justice (30 points,
plus 6 possible bonus points), 3. Economic and Educational Liberty (35
points, plus 2 possible bonus points), and 4. Environmental Liberty (2
possible bonus points).
The highest possible Liberty Score is 100. This is achieved if a
legislator voted with the RLC on all 20 bills. An additional 10 bonus points
are also available for those that cosponsored pro-liberty bills, so it is possible for legislators to score above 100.
A handful of bills were only voted on in one chamber. If a bill is scored as N/A, then it was not brought to the floor in that chamber.
*The following legislators were appointed midway through the 2017-2018 term, so their Liberty Scores are incomplete: Timothy Dunn, Gerae
Peten, Ben Toma, Rick Gray, and Sine Kerr.
Liberty Index 2018
Environmental
Fiscal Policy: Taxes & Spending Individual Liberty & Criminal Justice Economic & Educational Liberty Liberty Liberty
Legislator Party LD (35 points) (30 points, plus 6 possible bonus points) (35 points, plus 2 possible bonus points) (2 bonus pnts) Score

Amendment
Amended

HCR2037
(Bonus)

(Bonus)

(Bonus)

(Bonus)

(Bonus)
HB2166

HB2099

HB2479

HB2456

HB2241

HB2159

HB2172

HB2208

HB2563

HB2477

HB2597

HB2303

HB2655

HB2371

HB2476

HB2210
SB1390

SB1147

SB1065

SB1196

SB1292

SB1519

SB1342

SB1387

SB1437

SB1098

SB1467

SB1254

SB1431
Striker

Striker

Striker
House

John Allen R 15 0 5 N/A 5 N/A 5 5 5 5 0 N/A 5 N/A 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 N/A 5 5 2 92
Lela Alston D 24 0 0 N/A 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 5 N/A 0 N/A 0 0 5 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 17
Richard Andrade D 29 0 0 N/A 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 5 N/A 0 N/A 0 0 5 5 2 0 0 0 5 0 N/A 0 0 22
Brenda Barton R 6 0 0 N/A 5 N/A 5 0 0 0 0 N/A 5 N/A 5 Absent 5 5 2 Absent 5 5 5 5 N/A 5 5 2 64
Wenona Benally D 7 0 0 N/A 0 N/A 0 5 0 Absent 5 N/A 0 N/A Absent 0 5 5 2 0 0 0 5 5 N/A 0 0 32
Isela Blanc D 26 0 0 N/A 0 N/A 0 5 0 0 5 N/A 0 N/A 0 0 5 5 2 0 0 0 5 0 N/A 0 0 27
Reginald Bolding D 27 0 0 N/A 0 N/A Absent 0 Absent 0 5 N/A 0 N/A 0 0 5 5 2 0 0 0 5 5 N/A 0 0 27
Rusty Bowers R 25 0 5 N/A 5 N/A 5 5 5 5 0 N/A 5 N/A 5 5 5 5 2 2 5 5 5 5 5 N/A 5 5 2 2 98
Paul Boyer R 20 0 5 N/A 5 N/A 5 0 0 5 0 N/A 5 N/A 5 5 5 Absent 5 5 0 0 5 N/A 5 5 2 67
Kelli Butler D 28 0 0 N/A 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 5 N/A 0 N/A 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 5 5 N/A 0 0 25
Noel Campbell R 1 0 0 N/A 5 N/A 5 0 0 0 0 N/A 5 N/A 5 5 5 5 2 2 0 5 0 5 5 N/A 5 5 64
Mark Cardenas D 19 0 0 N/A 0 N/A 5 0 0 0 5 N/A AbsentN/A 0 0 5 5 2 0 Absent 0 5 5 N/A 0 0 32
Heather Carter R 15 0 5 N/A 5 N/A 5 0 0 0 0 N/A 5 N/A 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 Absent 5 N/A 5 0 2 67
Cesar Chavez D 29 0 0 N/A 0 N/A 5 Absent 0 0 5 N/A 0 N/A 0 0 5 5 2 0 0 0 5 AbsentN/A 0 0 27
Ken Clark D 24 0 0 N/A 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 5 N/A 0 N/A 0 0 5 5 2 0 0 0 5 0 N/A 0 0 22
Todd Clodfelter R 10 0 5 N/A 5 N/A 5 0 5 0 0 N/A 5 N/A 5 5 5 5 2 2 2 5 5 5 5 5 N/A 5 0 2 83
Regina Cobb R 5 0 5 N/A 5 N/A 5 5 0 0 0 N/A 5 N/A 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 N/A 5 5 2 2 84
Douglas Coleman R 16 0 0 N/A 5 N/A 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 5 N/A 0 5 5 5 2 0 5 5 5 5 N/A 5 0 2 54
David Cook R 8 0 0 N/A 5 N/A 5 5 0 0 5 N/A 5 N/A 5 5 5 5 2 5 5 5 5 5 N/A 5 5 2 2 86
Eric Descheenie D 7 0 0 N/A 0 N/A 0 0 0 Absent 5 N/A AbsentN/A 0 0 AbsentAbsent 2 0 Absent 0 5 5 N/A 0 0 17
Timothy Dunn R 13 0 5 N/A 5 N/A 5 5 N/A* N/A* 0 N/A 5 N/A N/A* 5 N/A* N/A* 5 N/A* 5 5 5 N/A 5 N/A* 55
Liberty Index 2018
Environmental
Fiscal Policy: Taxes & Spending Individual Liberty & Criminal Justice Economic & Educational Liberty Liberty Liberty
Legislator Party LD (35 points) (30 points, plus 6 possible bonus points) (35 points, plus 2 possible bonus points) (2 bonus pnts) Score

Amendment
Amended

HCR2037
(Bonus)

(Bonus)

(Bonus)

(Bonus)

(Bonus)
HB2166

HB2099

HB2479

HB2456

HB2241

HB2159

HB2172

HB2208

HB2563

HB2477

HB2597

HB2303

HB2655

HB2371

HB2476

HB2210
SB1390

SB1147

SB1065

SB1196

SB1292

SB1519

SB1342

SB1387

SB1437

SB1098

SB1467

SB1254

SB1431
Striker

Striker

Striker
Kirsten Engel D 10 0 0 N/A 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 5 N/A 0 N/A 0 0 5 5 2 2 0 0 0 5 5 N/A 0 0 29
Mitzi Epstein D 18 0 0 N/A 0 N/A 0 0 0 Absent 5 N/A 0 N/A 0 0 5 5 2 0 0 0 5 5 N/A 0 0 27
Diego Espinoza D 19 0 0 N/A 0 N/A 0 Absent 0 0 5 N/A 0 N/A 0 0 5 5 2 0 0 0 5 AbsentN/A 0 0 22
Eddie Farnsworth R 12 5 5 N/A 5 N/A 5 5 5 5 0 N/A 5 N/A 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 N/A 5 5 2 97
Charlene Fernandez D 4 0 0 N/A 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 5 N/A 0 N/A 0 0 5 5 2 0 0 0 5 0 N/A 0 0 22
Mark Finchem R 11 0 5 N/A 5 N/A 5 0 Absent 5 0 N/A 5 N/A 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 N/A 5 5 2 82
Randall Friese D 9 0 0 N/A 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 5 N/A 0 N/A 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 5 5 N/A 0 0 25
Rosanna Gabaldon D 2 0 0 N/A 0 N/A Absent 0 0 0 5 N/A 0 N/A 0 0 5 Absent 2 0 0 0 5 0 N/A 0 0 17
Sally Ann Gonzales D 3 0 0 N/A 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 5 N/A 0 N/A 0 Absent 5 Absent 2 Absent 0 0 5 0 N/A 0 Absent 17
Travis Grantham R 12 5 5 N/A 5 N/A 5 5 5 5 0 N/A 5 N/A 5 5 5 5 2 5 5 5 5 5 N/A 5 5 2 99
Daniel Hernandez D 2 0 0 N/A 0 N/A 5 0 0 Absent 5 N/A AbsentN/A 0 Absent 5 5 2 2 AbsentAbsent 5 5 5 N/A 0 0 39
Drew John R 14 0 0 N/A 5 N/A 5 0 0 0 0 N/A 5 N/A 5 5 5 5 2 5 5 5 5 5 N/A 5 5 2 74
Anthony Kern R 20 5 5 N/A 5 N/A 5 0 5 5 0 N/A 5 N/A 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 N/A 5 5 2 92
Jay Lawrence R 23 0 0 N/A 5 N/A 5 0 5 0 0 N/A 5 N/A 5 5 0 5 5 5 5 5 5 N/A 5 5 2 2 74
Vince Leach R 11 0 5 N/A 5 N/A 5 5 0 5 0 N/A 5 N/A 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 N/A 5 5 2 87
David Livingston R 22 0 5 N/A 5 N/A 5 Absent 0 0 0 N/A 5 N/A 5 5 5 5 2 5 5 5 5 AbsentN/A 5 5 2 74
Ray Martinez D 30 0 0 N/A 0 N/A 5 Absent 0 0 5 N/A 0 N/A 0 0 5 5 2 0 0 0 5 0 N/A 0 0 27
JD Mesnard R 17 0 5 N/A 5 N/A 5 0 0 5 0 N/A 5 N/A 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 N/A 5 5 80
Darin Mitchell R 13 0 5 N/A 5 N/A 5 0 0 5 0 N/A 5 N/A 5 5 5 5 2 5 5 5 5 5 N/A 5 5 2 84
Paul Mosley R 5 5 5 N/A 5 N/A 5 5 5 Absent 0 N/A 5 N/A 5 5 5 5 2 5 5 5 5 5 N/A 5 5 2 94
Tony Navarrete D 30 Absent 0 N/A 0 N/A 0 Absent 0 0 AbsentN/A 0 N/A 0 0 5 5 2 2 0 Absent 0 5 AbsentN/A 0 0 19
Liberty Index 2018
Environmental
Fiscal Policy: Taxes & Spending Individual Liberty & Criminal Justice Economic & Educational Liberty Liberty Liberty
Legislator Party LD (35 points) (30 points, plus 6 possible bonus points) (35 points, plus 2 possible bonus points) (2 bonus pnts) Score

Amendment
Amended

HCR2037
(Bonus)

(Bonus)

(Bonus)

(Bonus)

(Bonus)
HB2166

HB2099

HB2479

HB2456

HB2241

HB2159

HB2172

HB2208

HB2563

HB2477

HB2597

HB2303

HB2655

HB2371

HB2476

HB2210
SB1390

SB1147

SB1065

SB1196

SB1292

SB1519

SB1342

SB1387

SB1437

SB1098

SB1467

SB1254

SB1431
Striker

Striker

Striker
Jill Norgaard R 18 0 5 N/A 5 N/A 5 0 5 5 0 N/A 5 N/A 5 5 5 5 2 5 5 5 5 5 N/A 5 5 2 89
Becky Nutt R 14 0 0 N/A 5 N/A 5 5 0 0 0 N/A 5 N/A 5 5 5 0 5 5 5 5 5 N/A 5 5 2 72
Kevin Payne R 21 0 5 N/A 5 N/A 5 0 5 5 0 N/A 5 N/A 5 5 5 5 2 5 5 5 5 5 N/A 5 5 2 2 91
Gerae Peten D 4 0 0 N/A 0 N/A 0 0 N/A* N/A* 5 N/A 0 N/A 0 0 N/A* N/A* 0 N/A* 0 5 0 N/A 0 N/A* 10
Pamela Powers Hannley D 9 0 0 N/A 0 N/A 0 5 0 0 5 N/A 0 N/A 0 0 5 5 2 0 0 0 5 0 N/A 0 0 27
Rebecca Rios D 27 0 0 N/A 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 5 N/A 0 N/A 0 0 5 5 2 0 0 0 5 5 N/A 0 0 27
Tony Rivero R 21 0 AbsentN/A AbsentN/A 5 0 5 5 AbsentN/A 5 N/A 5 5 5 5 2 5 5 5 5 5 N/A 5 5 2 2 81
Macario Saldate D 3 0 0 N/A 0 N/A 5 0 Absent 0 5 N/A 0 N/A 0 0 5 5 2 0 0 0 5 5 N/A 0 0 2 34
Athena Salman D 26 0 0 N/A 0 N/A 0 5 Absent 0 5 N/A 0 N/A 0 0 5 5 2 0 0 0 5 0 N/A 0 0 27
TJ Shope R 8 0 0 N/A 5 N/A 5 0 0 0 0 N/A 5 N/A 5 5 5 5 2 5 5 5 5 5 N/A 5 5 72
David Stringer R 1 0 5 N/A 5 N/A 5 0 5 0 5 N/A 5 N/A 5 5 5 5 2 2 5 5 5 5 5 N/A 5 5 2 2 93
Maria Syms R 28 0 5 N/A 5 N/A 5 0 0 0 0 N/A 5 N/A 0 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 N/A 5 5 70
Bob Thorpe R 6 0 0 N/A 5 N/A 5 5 0 0 0 N/A 5 N/A 0 5 5 5 2 5 5 5 5 5 N/A 5 5 2 74
Ben Toma R 22 0 5 N/A 5 N/A 5 0 N/A* 0 0 N/A 5 N/A 5 5 N/A* N/A* 2 2 5 N/A* 5 5 5 N/A 5 N/A* 2 2 63
Kelly Townsend R 16 5 5 N/A 5 N/A 5 5 Absent 0 0 N/A 5 N/A 5 5 5 5 5 Absent 5 0 5 N/A 5 5 2 77
Michelle Udall R 25 0 0 N/A 5 N/A 5 0 0 0 0 N/A 5 N/A 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 N/A 5 0 65
Michelle Ugenti-Rita R 23 5 5 N/A 5 N/A 5 5 5 5 5 N/A 5 N/A 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 N/A 5 5 2 102
Jeff Weninger R 17 0 5 N/A 5 N/A 5 0 0 0 0 N/A 5 N/A 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 N/A 5 5 2 77
Liberty Index 2018
Environmental
Fiscal Policy: Taxes & Spending Individual Liberty & Criminal Justice Economic & Educational Liberty Liberty Liberty
Legislator Party LD (35 points) (30 points, plus 6 possible bonus points) (35 points, plus 2 possible bonus points) (2 bonus pnts) Score

Amendment
Amended

HCR2037
(Bonus)

(Bonus)

(Bonus)

(Bonus)

(Bonus)
HB2166

HB2099

HB2479

HB2456

HB2241

HB2159

HB2172

HB2208

HB2563

HB2477

HB2597

HB2303

HB2655

HB2371

HB2476

HB2210
SB1390

SB1147

SB1065

SB1196

SB1292

SB1519

SB1342

SB1387

SB1437

SB1098

SB1467

SB1254

SB1431
Striker

Striker

Striker
Senate

Sylvia Allen R 6 0 5 5 N/A 5 N/A 5 0 0 N/A 5 5 5 N/A 5 5 5 N/A 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 2 87
Nancy Barto R 15 0 5 0 N/A 5 N/A 5 0 0 N/A 5 5 5 N/A 5 5 5 N/A 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 80
Sonny Borrelli R 5 0 5 0 N/A 5 N/A 0 0 0 N/A 5 5 5 N/A 5 5 5 N/A 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 2 77
Sean Bowie D 18 0 0 0 N/A 0 N/A 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 N/A 0 5 5 2 N/A 5 5 5 5 0 0 0 32
David Bradley D 10 0 0 0 N/A 0 N/A 0 0 0 N/A 0 Absent 0 N/A 0 Absent 5 N/A 0 Absent 5 5 0 Absent 0 15
Kate Brophy McGee R 28 0 0 0 N/A 0 N/A 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 AbsentN/A 5 5 5 N/A 5 5 5 5 0 5 0 40
Judy Burges R 22 5 5 5 N/A 5 N/A 5 5 0 N/A 5 5 5 N/A 5 5 5 N/A 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 2 97
Olivia Cajero Bedford D 3 0 0 0 N/A 0 N/A 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 N/A 0 Absent 5 N/A 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 15
Lupe Contreras D 19 0 0 0 N/A 0 N/A 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 N/A 0 5 5 N/A 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 15
Andrea Dalessandro D 2 0 0 0 N/A 0 N/A 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 N/A 0 5 5 N/A 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 15
Karen Fann R 1 0 0 0 N/A 0 N/A 0 0 0 N/A 0 5 5 N/A 5 5 5 N/A 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 60
Steve Farley D 9 0 0 0 N/A 0 N/A 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 N/A 0 5 5 N/A 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 20
David Farnsworth R 16 5 5 5 N/A 5 N/A 5 5 0 N/A 5 5 5 N/A 5 5 5 2 N/A 5 5 5 5 5 Absent 5 2 94
Rick Gray R 21 0 5 5 N/A 0 N/A 0 N/A* N/A* N/A 5 5 5 N/A 5 N/A* N/A* N/A N/A* 5 5 5 5 5 N/A* 2 57
Gail Griffin R 14 0 5 5 N/A 0 N/A 5 0 0 N/A 5 5 5 N/A 5 5 5 N/A 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 2 82
Katie Hobbs D 24 0 0 0 N/A 0 N/A 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 N/A 0 5 5 N/A 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 15
John Kavanaugh R 23 0 5 0 N/A 5 N/A 5 0 AbsentN/A 5 5 5 N/A 5 5 5 N/A 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 2 82
Sine Kerr R 13 0 5 0 N/A 5 N/A 0 N/A* N/A* N/A 0 5 5 N/A 5 N/A* N/A* N/A N/A* 5 5 5 5 5 N/A* 50
Juan Mendez D 26 0 0 0 N/A 0 N/A 5 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 N/A 0 5 5 N/A 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 20
Robert Meza D 30 0 0 0 N/A 0 N/A 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 N/A 0 5 5 N/A 0 0 5 Absent 0 0 Absent 15
Catherine Miranda D 27 0 0 0 N/A 0 N/A 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 N/A 0 5 5 N/A 0 0 AbsentAbsent 0 0 0 10
Liberty Index 2018
Environmental
Fiscal Policy: Taxes & Spending Individual Liberty & Criminal Justice Economic & Educational Liberty Liberty Liberty
Legislator Party LD (35 points) (30 points, plus 6 possible bonus points) (35 points, plus 2 possible bonus points) (2 bonus pnts) Score

Amendment
Amended

HCR2037
(Bonus)

(Bonus)

(Bonus)

(Bonus)

(Bonus)
HB2166

HB2099

HB2479

HB2456

HB2241

HB2159

HB2172

HB2208

HB2563

HB2477

HB2597

HB2303

HB2655

HB2371

HB2476

HB2210
SB1390

SB1147

SB1065

SB1196

SB1292

SB1519

SB1342

SB1387

SB1437

SB1098

SB1467

SB1254

SB1431
Striker

Striker

Striker
Lisa Otondo D 4 0 0 0 N/A 0 N/A 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 N/A 0 5 5 N/A 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 20
Jamescita Peshlakai D 7 0 0 0 N/A 0 N/A 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 N/A 0 5 5 N/A 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 15
Warren Petersen R 12 5 5 5 N/A 5 N/A 5 5 5 N/A 5 5 5 N/A 5 5 5 N/A 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 2 102
Frank Pratt R 8 0 0 0 N/A 0 N/A 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 5 N/A 5 5 5 N/A 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 55
Martin Quezada D 29 0 0 0 N/A 0 N/A 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 N/A 0 5 5 N/A 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 15
Steven Smith R 11 5 5 0 N/A 5 N/A 5 0 0 N/A 5 5 5 N/A 5 5 5 N/A 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 2 87
Bob Worsley R 25 0 0 0 N/A 0 N/A 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 5 N/A 5 5 5 N/A 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 55
Steve Yarbrough R 17 0 5 0 N/A 0 N/A 0 0 0 N/A 0 5 5 N/A 5 5 5 N/A 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 65
Kimberly Yee R 20 0 5 0 N/A 5 N/A 0 0 0 N/A 5 5 5 N/A 5 5 5 N/A 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 75
Liberty Index 2018 - List of Bills Scoring
RLC Yes No Bonus for
Bill Description Position Vote Vote Cosponsoring
SB1390 This bill enacted the Prop 301 %0.6 sales tax extension. Against 0 5
This bill allowed the director of ADOT, an unelected bureaucrat, to increase taxes through vehicle
HB2166 registration fees. Against 0 5
SB1147 This bill enacted an excise tax for transportation costs. Against 0 5
This is a "Truth In Spending" bill that would increase accountability and help reduce government spending.
It would require the legislature to make a public notice when it increases spending faster than the projected
HB2099 rate of growth of population plus inflation. For 5 0
A striker amendment to SB1065 allows ADOT to increase vehicle fees (taxes) for some vehicles. An
SB1065 Striker amendment in the House removed the fees/taxes, so this provision only applies to the Senate. Against 0 5
HB2479 This bill exempts online services from sales taxes. For 5 0
HB2456 This bill uses tax dollars for economic development in the Rio Nuevo Disctrict in Tucson. Against 0 5
SB1196 This bill from the 2017 session continues the Arizona Department of Housing through the year 2025. The
(2017 Session) bloated ADOH budget for FY2018 was $109 million. Against 0 5
SB1292 This bill from the 2017 session gives tax dollars to the Arizona Competes Fund for economic subsidies.
(2017 Session) This is chrony capitalism and not the proper use of tax dollars. Against 0 5
This bill imposed a mandatory minimum prison term of 5 years, and a presumptive term of 10 years, for
HB2241 possession of heroin/fentanyl for sale. Against 0 5
This bill was amended in the Senate on 3/15/18 to include a texting and driving ban. The RLC opposes an
HB2159 As Amended unnecessary texting and driving ban because there is already a distracted driver law. Against 0 5
HB2172 This bill allowed people to carry non-lethal defense weapons on public college campuses. For 5 0
The Cajero Bedford Amendment to SB1519 would have banned any firearm accessory that increases rate
SB1519 Amendment of fire, including bump stocks. A roll call vote on this amendment took place on 5/1/18. Against 0 5
HB2208 This bill would have banned photo radar traffic enforcement. For 5 0
HB2563 This bill supported and advanced freedom of speech on college campuses. For 5 0
SB1342 From the 2017 session, this is a pro-privacy, civil liberties bill that establishes warrant requirements for
(2017 Session) local law enforcement to use Stingray cellphone tracking devices. For 5 0
Liberty Index 2018 - List of Bills Scoring
RLC Yes No Bonus for
Bill Description Position Vote Vote Cosponsoring
HB2477 This bill from the 2017 session reigns in civil asset forfeiture by requiring a higher standard of proof before
(2017 Session) police can sieze property. For 5 0
HB2597 This bill reduces the penalty for possession of less than 3.5 grams of marijuana from a class 6 felony to a
(Bonus for Cosponsors) class 1 misdemeanor. For 2
HB2303
(Bonus for Cosponsors) This is a drug sentencing reform bill that reduces the penalties for most drug possession charges. For 2
HCR2037
(Bonus for Cosponsors) This bill would have put marijuana legalization on the ballot for voters to approve. For 2
A striker amendment to SB1387 would have protected home businesses from unreasonable regulations
SB1387 Striker imposed by local municipalities. For 5 0
This is the "Right to Earn a Living" bill from the 2017 session. This occupational licensing reform bill
SB1437 requires agencies to limit occupational regulations exclusively to those necessary and crafted to meet
(2017 Session) public health, safety or welfare objectives. For 5 0
This is an occupational licensing reform bill that allows people seeking a real estate or
HB2655 broker license to take the classes online. Testing is still done in person. For 5 0
SB1098 This bill legalizes industrial hemp. For 5 0
This bill promotes school choice by allowing home/private schooled students to qualify for more
SB1467 scholarships. For 5 0
HB2371 This is the "Food Truck Freedom" bill. It protects food truck vendors from over regulation. For 5 0
A striker amendment to SB1254 adopted on 3/28/18 makes it easier for school districts to consolidate, by
SB1254 Striker allowing voters in the districts to vote on consolidation; to save administrative costs. For 5 0
SB1431 This bill from the 2017 session advances school choice by expanding school vouchers (empowerment
(2017 Session) scholarships). For 5 0
HB2476 This occupational licensing reform bill would have reduced the amount of training hours required to obtain
(Bonus for Cosponsors) a barbers/cosmotology license. For 2
HB2210
(Bonus for Cosponsors) This bill provides legal analysis to potentially challenge federal land ownership in Arizona. For 2