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Arizona Bill #HB2307   View text of Bill | Go to Bill Online
Bill Name:House Bill HB 2307
Type:Firearms Freedom Act
Requested Patriot Action:
Committees: House committees assigned:
01/25/10 JUD
01/25/10 RULES


Sponsors: House Sponsors:
McLain 602-926-5051
Antenori 602-926-5683
Ash 602-926-3160
Barnes 602-926-5503
Barto 602-926-5766
Biggs 602-926-4371
Burges 602-926-5861
Gowan 602-926-3312
Hendrix 602-926-5735
Jones 602-926-3002
Kavanagh 602-926-5170
Mason 602-926-5874
Montenegro 602-926-5955
Murphy 602-926-3255
Seel 602-926-3018
Tobin 602-926-5172
Williams 602-926-5839

House Co-Sponsors:
Ableser
Boone
Court
Crandall
Crump
Driggs
Goodale
Heinz
Konopnicki
Lesko
McComish
Nichols
Pratt, Reagan
Stevens
Weiers JP
Yarbrough

Senate Sponsors:
Pearce 602-926-5760

Senate Co-Sponsors:
Allen S 602-926-5219
Gray L 602-926-5288
Harper 602-926-4178
Melvin 602-926-4326
Nelson 602-926-5872
Verschoor 602-926-4136

Session Schedule: Arizona House of Representatives
49th LEGISLATURE (2009–2010)

Speaker: Kirk Adams (R)
Republicans: 35 (58%)
Democrats: 25 (42%)
Female legislators: 16 (27%)
Incumbents: 38 (63%)
Standing committees: 21

Basic structure—The Arizona Legislature consists of a 30-member Senate and a 60-member House of Representatives. All 90 legislators have two-year terms and are elected concurrently in November of even-numbered years. Term limits restrict legislators to four consecutive terms in the same office. (It is not uncommon for legislators to switch to the other chamber when they reach their eight-year maximum.)

Legislative sessions—The Arizona Legislature meets for only one regular session each year, beginning in January and typically lasting roughly 100 days. (However, recent sesions have been longer: The 2008 session lasted 165 days.)

An unlimited number of special sessions can be called by the governor or (more rarely) initiated by the legislature itself. If the session is called by the governor the legislature can only address the specific matters identified
in the governor’s call. In recent years, the legislature has met for an average of three special sessions each year.

Such sessions can last only a few hours or up to several months. It is customary for the governor to call a special session during a regular session when the state’s general appropriations bill is ready for consideration. This compels the legislature to drop all other business and focus exclusively on the budget. Even when the legislature is not in formal session, legislators often work on upcoming legislation, participate in meetings, and respond to constituent needs.


A “citizen legislature”—The formal qualifications for serving in the legislature are fairly low: A legislator must only be at least 25 years old, an Arizona resident for three years, a county resident for one year, a registered voter, and English proficient. Because legislative service is only part-time and compensation is low (see below), most legislators have private-sector jobs on the side. This type of legislature is called a “citizen legislature” to distinguish it from legislatures like the U.S. Congress, which are made up of full-time, professional politicians.

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Date Introduced: 1/25/2010
Enacted:Y
Status:Passed both houses & signed by Governor 04/05/2010
Passed House committee:Y
Passed Senate committee:Y
Passed Senate:Y
Passed House:Y
Link to Bill history: Go to Bill history
Bill History: HB2307 (Substitute Bill - SB1098)

SPONSORS: MCLAIN P ANTENORI P ASH P
BARNES P BARTO P BIGGS P
BURGES P GOWAN P HENDRIX P
JONES P KAVANAGH P MASON P
MONTENEGRO P MURPHY P SEEL P
TOBIN P WILLIAMS P GORMAN P
PEARCE R P ABLESER C BOONE C
COURT C CRANDALL C CRUMP C
DRIGGS C GOODALE C HEINZ C
KONOPNICKI C LESKO C MCCOMISH C
NICHOLS C PRATT C REAGAN C
STEVENS C WEIERS JP C YARBROUGH C
ALLEN S C GRAY L C HARPER C
MELVIN C NELSON C VERSCHOOR C

TITLE: Arizona manufactured firearms; regulation

HOUSE FIRST READ: 01/25/10
COMMITTEES: ASSIGNED COMMITTEES ACTION

Vote Detail 01/25/10 JUD 01/28/10 (5-2-0-1-0) DP
Vote Detail 01/25/10 RULES 02/08/10 (5-3-0-0-0) C&P
HOUSE SECOND READ: 01/26/10
MAJORITY CAUCUS 02/09/10 Y
MINORITY CAUCUS: 02/09/10 Y
CONSENT CALENDAR: 02/08/10 3:15 PM Object
COW ACTION 1: DATE ACTION AYES NAYS NV EXC
02/11/10 DP 0 0 0 0
THIRD READ: DATE AYES NAYS NV EXC EMER AMEND RFE 2/3 VOTE RESULT
Vote Detail 02/24/10 35 23 2 0 PASSED
TRANSMIT TO SENATE: 02/24/10
SENATE FIRST READ: 02/25/10
THIRD READ: DATE AYES NAYS NV EXC EMER AMEND RFE 2/3 VOTE RESULT
Vote Detail 03/29/10 22 8 0 0 PASSED

TRANSMIT TO HOUSE: 03/29/10
SENATE MISC. MOTION: DATE AYES NAYS NV EXC
03/29/10 0 0 0 0
MISCELLANEOUS MOTION
HB 2307 substituted for SB 1098. Motion carried.

TRANSMITTED TO: GOVERNOR 03/30/10
ACTION: SIGNED 04/05/10
CHAPTER: 18
CHAPTERED VERSION: House Engrossed Version
House votes:
Senate votes:
Federal reply:
State constitution: Section 1. A frequent recurrence to fundamental principles is essential to the security of individual rights and the perpetuity of free government.

Section 2. All political power is inherent in the people, and governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, and are established to protect and maintain individual rights.
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Section 3. The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the land.

Section 4. No person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law.

Section 5. The right of petition, and of the people peaceably to assemble for the common good, shall never be abridged.

Section 6. Every person may freely speak, write, and publish on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of that right.

Section 7. The mode of administering an oath, or affirmation, shall be such as shall be most consistent with and binding upon the conscience of the person to whom such oath, or affirmation, may be administered.

Section 8. No person shall be disturbed in his private affairs, or his home invaded, without authority of law.
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Section 13. No law shall be enacted granting to any citizen, class of citizens, or corporation other than municipal, privileges or immunities which, upon the same terms, shall not equally belong to all citizens or corporations.

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