Legislative Watch

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona is interested in legislation that impacts health care access, reproductive rights, sexuality education, and LGBTQ equality in our state. This year, there are many proposed bills that Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona is following. Typically, only a fraction of the bills that are drafted each session actually move all the way through the legislative process to become law. When a bill has not been assigned to a committee by the mid-point of the session, it usually means that bill is not going to move this year. Below is a list of the bills that we are watching, along with the status of the legislation.

We are proud to support the following bills:

SB 1225: school instruction; AIDS; homosexuality sponsor: Sen. Martín Quezada
Repeal of the “No Promo Homo” statute. Click here for more information.
Text: PDF at azleg.gov Status: died in committee
SB 1320: employment; housing; public accommodations; anti-discrimination
sponsor: Sen. Katie Hobbs
Veteran, LGBTQ inclusion in state nondiscrimination statute.
Text: PDF at azleg.gov Status: died in committee
SB 1351: spouses; married couples; terminology
sponsor: Sen. Katie Hobbs
Updates marriage statutes to include equality.
Text: PDF at azleg.gov Status: died in committee
SB 1352: abortion; religious employers; contraception; repeal
sponsor: Sen. Katie Hobbs
Omnibus abortion law repeal.
Text: PDF at azleg.gov Status: died in committee
SB 1486: nursing board; rules; abortion
sponsor: Sen. Juan Mendez
Removes abortion limitations on scope of practice for nurses; essentially removes Sen. Barto’s amendment language in SB 1133.
Text: PDF at azleg.gov Status: died in committee
SB 1491: sex education curricula; requirements
sponsor: Sen. Juan Mendez
Opt-out, K-12, medically accurate, inclusive, comprehensive sex education.
Text: PDF at azleg.gov Status: died in committee
SB 1492: abortion; parental consent; exception
sponsor: Sen. Juan Mendez
Includes a counselor as a provider of information to the minor.
Text: PDF at azleg.gov Status: died in committee
SB 1497: telemedicine; abortion; prohibition repeal
sponsor: Sen. Juan Mendez
Repeals telemedicine abortion prohibition.
Text: PDF at azleg.gov Status: died in committee
SB 1514: health care providers; pregnancy; ultrasounds
sponsor: Sen. Juan Mendez
Ultrasound techs in limited pregnancy centers must be licensed.
Text: PDF at azleg.gov Status: died in committee
HB 2364: employment; housing; public accommodations; anti-discrimination
sponsor: Rep. Rebecca Rios
Veteran, LGBTQ inclusion in state nondiscrimination statute.
Text: PDF at azleg.gov Status: died in committee
HB 2401: health care providers; religious beliefs
sponsor: Rep. Powers Hannley
Health care entity must provide complete list of services not offered based on religious beliefs.
Text: PDF at azleg.gov Status: died in committee
HB 1352:
sponsor: Rep. Tony Navarrete
Repeal admitting privileges.
Text: PDF at azleg.gov Status: died in committee

We oppose the following bills:

SB 1142: riot; planning; participation; racketeering
sponsor: Sen. Sonny Borrelli
Expands definition of riot; add to RICO.
Text: PDF at azleg.gov Status: Passed House, in Senate, most likely dead
SB 1367: abortion; live delivery; report; definition
sponsor: Sen. Steve Smith
“Fetal torture” bill.
Text: PDF at azleg.gov Status: signed into law
HB 2255: ballot measures; contributions; nonresidents; prohibition
sponsor: Rep. Bob Thorpe
Ballot: prohibit out of state contributions.
Text: PDF at azleg.gov Status: In Senate, unknown status
HB 2320: ballot measures; proposition 105 disclosures
sponsor: Rep. Michelle Ugenti-Rita
Ballot: Proposition 105 disclosures.
Text: PDF at azleg.gov Status: In Senate, unknown status
HB 2404: initiatives; circulators; signature collection; contests
sponsor: Rep. Vince Leach
Ballot: signature collection.
Text: PDF at azleg.gov Status: In Senate, unknown status
HCR 2002: repeal 1998 proposition 105
sponsor: Rep. Michelle Ugenti-Rita
Repeal: 1998’s Proposition 105.
Text: PDF at azleg.gov Status: In Senate, unknown status
HCR 2007: proposition 105; exempt referenda
sponsor: Rep. Michelle Ugenti-Rita
Ballot: Allows legislature to change initiatives passed by voters.
Text: PDF at azleg.gov Status: In Senate, unknown status
HCR 2029: signatures; initiative; referendum; legislative districts sponsor: Sen. Don Shooter
Geographical requirements for ballot signatures.
Text: PDF at azleg.gov Status: In Senate, unknown status