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Liberty Index 2021

Legislative Scorecard for the 2021 Legislative Session

About the Republican Liberty Caucus:

The Republican Liberty Caucus is a 527 voluntary grassroots membership organization dedicated to working within the Republican
Party to advance the principles of individual liberty, limited government and free markets. Founded in 1991, it is the oldest
continuously-operating organization within the Liberty Republican movement. The Arizona Republican Liberty Caucus chapter was
launched in January 2018.

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Website: RLC.org
Liberty Index Overview Scoring Guide

Created by the Republican Liberty Caucus of Arizona, the 2021 A green number one indicates that the legislator voted with the
Liberty Index is a liberty-focused legislative scorecard for Arizona’s state RLCAZ on that bill. A red number zero indicates the legislator voted against
legislators. The Liberty Index scores legislators on 20 pivotal bills/votes the RLCAZ position on that bill. “NV” means the legislator was absent and
selected by the RLCAZ that either advance liberty or diminish liberty. Green did not vote. “N/A” means the legislator was not in office at that time.
bills are pro-liberty bills supported by the RLCAZ. Red bills are anti-liberty A handful of significant bills introduced during the 2021 session did
bills opposed by the RLCAZ. not get a floor vote. The RLCAZ selected five bills in this category to issue
For information on the bills we selected, see the bill explanations on bonus or penalty points. For the good bills that did not get a floor vote,
the last two pages of this document. legislators were awarded two bonus points for cosponsoring the bill, or for
A high score on this scorecard does not equate to an endorsement voting for it in committee. Legislators who voted against a good bill in
from the RLCAZ. This scorecard simply evaluates the voting records of each committee were penalized by two points. For the bad bills that did not get a
legislator. When the RLCAZ issues an endorsement, other factors are also floor vote, legislators were penalized two points if they cosponsored the bill,
considered; such as their effectiveness at passing good legislation, how they or voted for it in committee. Additionally, if a legislator voted against a bad
vote in committee, what bills they sponsor, what types of bills they hear or bill in committee, they received two bonus points. This serves as a
don’t hear as a Committee Chair, their character/professionalism, etc. reward/incentive for legislators to act accordingly in future sessions, while
keeping them accountable for key votes in committee hearings.
The Liberty Score is obtained by calculating the percentage that a
legislator votes in line with the RLCAZ. For example, the highest possible
Liberty Score is 100. This is achieved if a legislator voted with the RLCAZ
100% of the time. After factoring in the bonus points, it is possible for some
legislators to score above 100.
Liberty Index 2021 - House
Fiscal Policy: Individual Liberty & Liberty
Legislator Party LD Taxes & Spending Economic Freedom Criminal Justice Education Bonus & Penalty Points Score

Hoffman Motion

Bolick Motion

HCR2006
SCR1003
HB2161

HB2321

HB2015

HB2770

HB2820

HB2648

HB2810

HB2162

HB2840

HB2618

HB2436

HB2437

HB2481

HB2525
SB1783

SB1377

SB1048

SB1064

SB1486
SB1124

HB2111
HB2900

HB2898
Total +
Total Bonus
Richard Andrade D 29 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 6/20=30 30
Brenda Barton R 6 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 17/20=85 2 87
Leo Biasiucci R 5 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 17/20=85 85
Walter Blackman R 6 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 17/20=85 85
J. Blackwater-Nygren D 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4/20=20 -2 18
Reginald Bolding D 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 5/20=25 25
Shawnna Bolick R 20 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 20/20=100 100
Rusty Bowers R 25 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 15/20=75 75
Judy Burges R 1 1 1 1 NV 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 NV 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 16/18=89 2 91
Kelli Butler D 28 0 NV 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 NV 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 NV 5/17=29 -2 27
Andres Cano D 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 5/20=25 25
Frank Carroll R 22 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 16/20=80 -2 -2 2 78
Joseph Chaplik R 23 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 17/20=85 85
Cesar Chavez D 29 0 0 0 0 0 NV NV 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 NV 0 0 NV NV 0 3/15=20 20
Regina Cobb R 5 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 15/20=75 75
David Cook R 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 12/20=60 2 62
Andrea Dalessandro D 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 5/20=25 -2 23
Domingo DeGrazia D 10 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 5/20=25 25
Tim Dunn R 13 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 15/20=75 -2 73
Mitzi Epstein D 18 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 NV 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 5/19=26 -2 24
Liberty Index 2021 - House
Fiscal Policy: Individual Liberty & Liberty
Legislator Party LD Taxes & Spending Economic Freedom Criminal Justice Education Bonus & Penalty Points Score

Hoffman Motion

Bolick Motion

HCR2006
SCR1003
HB2161

HB2321

HB2015

HB2770

HB2820

HB2648

HB2810

HB2162

HB2840

HB2618

HB2436

HB2437

HB2481

HB2525
SB1783

SB1377

SB1048

SB1064

SB1486
SB1124

HB2111
HB2900

HB2898
Total +
Total Bonus
Diego Espinoza D 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 5/20=25 25
Charlene Fernandez D 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 5/20=25 25
John Fillmore R 16 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 19/20=95 -2 93
Mark Finchem R 11 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 17/20=85 85
Randall Friese D 9 0 NV 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 NV 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 NV 5/17=29 29
Travis Grantham R 12 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 19/20=95 95
Gail Griffin R 14 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 18/20=90 2 92
Alma Hernandez D 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 NV 1 0 NV 0 1 0 4/18=22 22
Daniel Hernandez D 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4/20=20 20
Melody Hernandez D 26 1 NV 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 NV 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 NV 7/17=41 41
Jake Hoffman R 12 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 NV 0 1 1 1 0 1 17/19=89 2 91
Jennifer Jermaine D 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4/20=20 -2 18
Joel John R 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 13/20=65 2 67
Steve Kaiser R 15 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 16/20=80 -2 78
John Kavanagh R 23 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 16/20=80 -2 -2 76
Aaron Lieberman D 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 5/20=20 -2 18
Jennifer Longdon D 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 5/20=25 -2 23
Robert Meza D 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 5/20=25 25
Quang Nguyen R 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 18/20=90 90
Becky Nutt R 14 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 17/20=85 85
Liberty Index 2021 - House
Fiscal Policy: Individual Liberty & Liberty
Legislator Party LD Taxes & Spending Economic Freedom Criminal Justice Education Bonus & Penalty Points Score

Hoffman Motion

Bolick Motion

HCR2006
SCR1003
HB2161

HB2321

HB2015

HB2770

HB2820

HB2648

HB2810

HB2162

HB2840

HB2618

HB2436

HB2437

HB2481

HB2525
SB1783

SB1377

SB1048

SB1064

SB1486
SB1124

HB2111
HB2900

HB2898
Total +
Total Bonus
Joanne Osborne R 13 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 14/20=70 70
Jacqueline Parker R 16 1 1 NV 1 1 NV 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 NV NV 1 1 1 0 1 15/16=94 94
Jennifer Pawlik D 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3/20=15 -2 13
Kevin Payne R 21 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 18/20=90 2 92
Beverly Pingerelli R 21 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 18/20=90 90
Pamela PowersHannley D 9 NV 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 6/19=32 32
Frank Pratt R 8 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 16/20=80 -2 78
Bret Roberts R 11 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 18/20=90 2 2 94
Diego Rodriguez D 27 NV 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 5/19=26 2 28
Athena Salman D 26 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 7/20=35 -2 33
Judy Schwiebert D 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3/20=15 15
Amish Shah D 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 5/20=25 -2 23
Lorenzo Sierra D 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4/20=20 -2 18
S. Stahl Hamilton D 10 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 5/20=25 -2 23
Raquel Teran D 30 0 NV 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 NV 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 NV 5/17=29 -2 27
Ben Toma R 22 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 17/20=85 85
Myron Tsosie D 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4/20=20 20
Michelle Udall R 25 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 14/20=70 70
Jeff Weninger R 17 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 15/20=75 75
Justin Wilmeth R 15 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 16/20=80 -2 -2 76
Liberty Index 2021 - Senate
Fiscal Policy: Individual Liberty & Liberty
Legislator Party LD Taxes & Spending Economic Freedom Criminal Justice Education Bonus & Penalty Points Score

SCR1003

SCR1001
HB2321

HB2770

HB2820

HB2319

HB2810

HB2162

HB2481
SB1252

SB1783

SB1828

SB1377

SB1048

SB1379

SB1084

SB1502

SB1486

SB1452

SB1650

SB1419
SB1411

SB1124

HB2111

SB1101
Total +
Total Bonus

Lela Alston D 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 NV 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 4/19=21 -2 -2 17


Nancy Barto R 15 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 16/20=80 -2 78
Sonny Borrelli R 5 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 16/20=80 2 -2 80
Sean Bowie D 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 4/20=20 -2 -2 16
Paul Boyer R 20 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 14/20=70 -2 68
Lupe Contreras D 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 4/20=20 20
Kirsten Engel D 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 4/20=20 -2 18
Karen Fann R 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 16/20=80 80
Rosanna Gabaldon D 2 0 0 NV 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 4/19=21 -2 -2 17
Sally Ann Gonzales D 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 NV 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 5/19=26 26
David Gowan R 14 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 17/20=85 2 87
Rick Gray R 21 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 17/20=85 2 87
Sine Kerr R 13 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 18/20=90 2 2 94
Vince Leach R 11 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 16/20=80 2 82
David Livingston R 22 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 16/20=80 -2 2 -2 78
Christine Marsh D 28 0 0 NV 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 4/19=21 -2 -2 17
Juan Mendez D 26 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 6/20=30 -2 28
JD Mesnard R 17 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 18/20=90 2 -2 90
Tony Navarrete D 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 4/20=20 -2 -2 16
Lisa Otondo D 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 5/20=25 -2 -2 21
Tyler Pace R 25 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 NV 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 14/19=74 2 -2 74
Liberty Index 2021 - Senate
Fiscal Policy: Individual Liberty & Liberty
Legislator Party LD Taxes & Spending Economic Freedom Criminal Justice Education Bonus & Penalty Points Score

SCR1003

SCR1001
HB2321

HB2770

HB2820

HB2319

HB2810

HB2162

HB2481
SB1252

SB1783

SB1828

SB1377

SB1048

SB1379

SB1084

SB1502

SB1486

SB1452

SB1650

SB1419
SB1411

SB1124

HB2111

SB1101
Total +
Total Bonus
Jamescita Peshlakai D 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 5/20=25 -2 -2 21
Warren Petersen R 12 1 1 1 NV 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 19/19=100 2 102
Martin Quezada D 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 NV 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 3/19=16 -2 14
Rebecca Rios D 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 NV 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 4/19=21 21
Wendy Rogers R 6 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 16/20=80 2 82
TJ Shope R 8 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 14/20=70 2 72
Victoria Steele D 9 0 0 0 0 0 NV NV 0 0 0 0 NV 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 3/17=18 -2 16
Kelly Townsend R 16 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 NV 1 1* 1 1 16/19=84 2 86
Michelle Ugenti-Rita R 23 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 18/20=90 2 2 94
Liberty Index 2021 - List of Bills
RLC
Bill Position Description
HB2015 Oppose Appropriates $45 million from the state general fund to expand taxpayer funded preschool programs. (Passed House 42-17, Held in Senate)
Prevents state and local government resources from being used to enforce any current/future federal gun laws that conflict with state laws or the Constitution.
HB2111 Support (Passed House 31-29, Passed Senate 17-13, Signed by Gov.)
Creates six pages of new statute, allowing cities/counties to create Tourism Marketing Authorities. Also gives Tourism Marketing Authorities the ability to impose
HB2161 / SB1101 Oppose a new tax on hotel rooms ($5 per room, per night). (Passed House 38-20. Passed Senate Commerce 9-1. Held from Senate Floor)
Allows class six undesignated felonies to be treated as misdemeanors until/unless the offense is designated a felony by the court. Allows certain individuals to avoid
having a felony on their record while on probation, which will removing a barrier that prevents them from obtaining employment/housing. This will reduce recividism and
HB2162 Support increase probation success rates. (Passed House 57-0, Passed Senate 29-0, Signed by Gov.)
Prohibits government agencies from denying an occupational license to someone for having a nonviolent, victimless drug conviction (with a few exceptions).
HB2319 Support (Passed House 60-0, Passed Senate 26-1, Signed by Gov.)
HB2321 Striker Oppose Appropriates $125 million in corporate welfare to Intel Corporation, via a tax credit. (Passed Senate 22-6, Passed House 40-19, Signed by Gov.)
HB2436 Oppose Automatically increases the 18 cent gas tax annually with inflation. (Held in committee)
HB2437 Oppose Imposes new annual vehicle registration fees on electric, hybrid, and alternative fuel vehicles. Also increases the annual fee with inflation every year. (Held in committee)
Infringes on private property rights by imposing multiple new regulations on short-term rental homes, including occupancy restrictions, while giving city/towns authority
HB2481 Oppose to fine homeowners. (Passed House Government 8-5, Held in Rules)
Imposes new regulations on farms with egg-laying hens, requiring businesses to double the living space for each hen, and requires all hens to be cage free by 2025.
HB2525 Oppose (Passed House Land/Agr. 6-5, Held in Rules)
Requires police to obtain a decibel reading prior to charging someone with a misdemeanor noise violation. (Passed House 31-28, Failed Senate 14-16)
HB2618 / SB1502 Support *Sen. Kelly Townsend voted No on SB1502 to be eligible to bring the bill back for reconsideration, so she was scored as a Yes vote.
Declares religous services as an essential service during a state of emergency, exempting them from emergency executive orders.
HB2648 Support (Passed House 38-20, Held in Senate)
Exempts private businesses from enforcing/following government mask mandates, allowing them to develop their own mask policy.
HB2770 Support (Passed House 31-28, Passed Senate 16-12, Signed by Gov.)
Requires a criminal conviction before police can permanently take someone's property via civil asset forfeiture. Also enacts important due process requirements.
HB2810 Support (Passed House 57-2, Passed Senate 29-1, Signed by Gov.)
Allows adults to store their loaded firearm in their vehicle parked on public school grounds. (current law requires firearm to be unloaded)
HB2840 Support (Passed House 31-28, Held in Senate)
HB2898
Bolick Motion Support Advances school choice by expanding eligibility of Empowerment Scholarship Accounts to low income and military families. (Failed 28-28)
HB2900 The Hoffman motion would have passed HB2900 (reduces income taxes to a flat 2.5% income tax rate, while cutting property taxes for businesses), while
Hoffman Motion Support removing the portion of the bill that increased weekly unemployment from $240 to $320. (Failed 30-30)
Would have ended the Governor's COVID-19 emergency declaration if passed by both chambers.
SCR1001/HCR2006 Support (SCR1001: Passed Senate Government 5-3, Passed Senate Approp. 6-4. Held from floor. HCR2006: Not heard in committee)
Liberty Index 2021 - List of Bills
RLC
Bill Position Description
If approved by both chambers and the voters, would require the Governor to call a special session within 10 days of an emergency declaration, so the legislature can
SCR1003 Support weigh in on the emergency declaration. (Passed House 31-25, Failed Senate 13-15)
Expands healthcare freedom by repealing a regulation that required all healthcare sharing ministries to have been in existence since 1999.
SB1048 Support (Passed Senate 16-14, Passed House 31-28. Signed by Gov.)
Current law requires most individuals to remain in prison for at least 85% of their sentence. SB1064 increases earned release credits for nonviolent individuals in prison
if they complete treatment. Nonviolent drug offenders would be eligible for community supervision after 50% of their prison term, and other nonviolent offenders would
SB1064 Striker Support be eligible for community supervision after 66% of their prison term. This would save taxpayer dollars and reduce recidivism. (Passed House 50-8, Held in Senate)
SB1084 Support Automatically terminates emergencies declared by the Governor after 90 days, unless the legislature extends the emergency. (Passed Senate 16-14, Held in House)
Gives corporate welfare (tax credits) to businesses who build low income housing. Also includes the Angel Investment Tax Credit carve out for wealthy investors.
SB1124 Striker Oppose (Passed House 36-22, Passed Senate 20-9)
SB1252 Support Allows corporations to subtract their first $100,000 of income off their taxable income. (Passed Senate 16-14. Held in House)
Protects property owners, businesses, schools, religious organizations, nonprofits, and healthcare providers from frivolous lawsuits regarding a pandemic.
SB1377 Support (Passed House 31-29, Passed Senate 16-14, Signed by Gov.)
Infringes on private property rights by allowing cities/towns/counties to impose new regulations on short term rentals, including occupancy restrictions, fines, and
SB1379 Oppose potentially revoking a transaction privilege tax license). (Passed Senate 27-3, Failed House 17-43)
SB1411 Striker Oppose Increases weekly unemployment checks from $240 to $400. (Passed Senate 25-4, Held in House)
SB1419 Support Repeals all statute regarding photo radar traffic enforcement, banning photo radar traffic enforcement in Arizona. (Failed Senate Trans. & Tech. 4-5)
SB1452 Support Advances school choice by expanding eligibility of Empowerment Scholarship Accounts to low income and military families. (Passed Senate 16-14. Held in House)
Prior to SB1486, it was a class six felony to be in possession of a fentanyl testing kit. SB1486 decriminalizes fentanyl testing kits by removing them from the list of
SB1486 Support drug paraphernalia definitions. (Passed Senate 30-0, Passed House 48-11)
Increases the 18 cent gas tax by one cent every year through 2045, while also increasing it annually with inflation. Imposes an annual $500 tax on electric or alternative
fuel vehicles, and a $300 tax on hybrid vehicles. Also gives counties of more than 3 million people authority to impose a new transportation excise tax (with approval
SB1650 Oppose from voters in their county). (Held in committee)
Establishes separate income tax brackets for small business owners so they do not have to pay the higher tax rates in the individual income tax brackets.
SB1783 Support (Passed House 31-25, Passed Senate 16-13)
Reduces income taxes by phasing in the flat tax over the next two years, while also reducing property taxes for businesses.
SB1828 Support (Passed Senate 16-14, Passed House 31-29, Signed by Gov.)

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