|Bill Name:||House Resolution HCR 2024
|Requested Patriot Action:||
This bill (HCR 2024) has passed the house and is in the Senate. It has been read twice in the Senate. Call all of your senators and ask them to pass this bill.
Call a rally in support of the bill to be held at the State Capitol so all of the Senators will see that they will be opposing the Tea Party and 9/12 Patriots if they oppose this bill.
House Rules Committee
Senate Standing Committee
Members Position Staff
Robert "Bob" Burns Chairman Republican Analyst
Jorge Luis Garcia Member Democratic Analyst
Pamela Gorman Member Republican Intern
Chuck Gray Vice-Chairman Democratic Intern
Debbie McCune Davis Member
Thayer Verschoor Member
Sponsored by Senators:
|Harper ||(602) 926-4178|
Sponsored by Representatives:
|Burges ||(602) 926-5861|
|Ash ||(602) 926-3160|
|Biggs ||(602) 926-5766|
|Boone ||(602) 926-3297|
|Gowan ||(602) 926-5408|
|Mason ||(602) 926-5874|
|Montenegro ||(602) 926-5955|
|Pancrazi ||(602) 926-3004|
|Seel ||(602) 926-3018|
|Williams ||(602) 926-5839|
|Barto ||(602) 926-5766|
|and Others |
Cosponsored by Representatives:
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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|Status:||Passed House 6/10/2009 Vote Detail 34(Y) 24(N) - Now it is in Senate
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|Link to Bill history:||
Go to Bill history
BILL STATUS OVERVIEW
BURGES P ASH P BIGGS P
BOONE P GOWAN P MASON P
MONTENEGRO P PANCRAZI P SEEL P
WILLIAMS P BARTO C CAMPBELL CL C
COURT C CRANDALL C CRUMP C
DRIGGS C FLEMING C GOODALE C
HENDRIX C KAVANAGH C LESKO C
MCCOMISH C MCGUIRE C MIRANDA B C
MURPHY C NICHOLS C PRATT C
QUELLAND C STEVENS C TOBIN C
WEIERS JP C HARPER C
TITLE: sovereignty; tenth amendment.
HOUSE FIRST READ: 02/05/09
COMMITTEES: ASSIGNED COMMITTEES ACTION
Vote Detail 02/05/09 GOV 02/17/09 (6-3-0-0-0) DP
Vote Detail 02/05/09 RULES 02/23/09 (8-0-0-0-0) AMEND C&P
SECOND READ: 02/09/09
MAJORITY CAUCUS 02/24/09 Y
MINORITY CAUCUS: 02/24/09 Y
COW ACTION 1: DATE ACTION AYES NAYS NV EXC
04/14/09 DPA 0 0 0 0
RULES - passed
Floor Amend to Concurrent Resolution - Pancrazi - failed
THIRD READ: DATE AYES NAYS NV EXC EMER AMEND RFE 2/3 VOTE RESULT
Vote Detail 06/10/09 34 24 2 0 Y PASSED
TRANSMIT TO SENATE: 06/10/09
SENATE FIRST READ: 06/29/09
SECOND READ: 06/30/09
COMMITTEES: ASSIGNED COMMITTEES ACTION
06/29/09 RULES COMMITTEE
Arizona 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.
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.
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.