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ACTION ITEM – INEZ CASIANO/CENTRAL AZ NOW – January 21, 2017

HCR2012 – ratification of ERA in House – not assigned. Need letters, phone calls, emails to Speaker of the House: J.D. Mesnard (R), District 17 (Chandler, Gilbert, Sun Lakes) 602-926-4481, JMESNARD@azleg.gov, Arizona State Capitol, J.D. Mesnard, Room 223, 1700 W. Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Action: Assign HCR2012 (ERA) to the government committee immediately so that it can be heard (more favorable than judiciary).

SCR1003 – ratification of ERA in Senate – assigned to government unfortunately chaired by John Kavanagh. So write to Senator Kavanagh (R ) asking him to schedule it for a hearing. District 23 (Fountain Hills), 602-926-5170, JKAVANAGH@azleg.gov, Room 300, 1700 W Washington, AZ 85007

Bills up for hearing next week:

HCR 2004

Repeal clean elections
Oppose, House Appropriations, hearing on 1/25

HB2121

Prohibited acts re immigration, requiring cities to cooperate with homeland security and cops
Oppose, Assigned to House FPR&PP, hearing on 1/24

HB2268

Must submit sexual assault evidence kits in 15 days, annual reporting on rape kits
Support, House Judiciary and public safety, hearing on 1/25/17

SB1051

Aggressive soliciting illegal, Kavanaugh
Oppose Assigned to Senate judiciary, hearing on 1/26

SB1108

Cash assistance to children allowed if living with unrelated adult and in DCS care
Support, Senate Health Human Services – hearing on 1/25