Rapid Response

Dated April 26, 2012

Rapid Response Team Call to Action 120426 – 0700

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When I mentioned in yesterday’s update that SB1507 and SB1275 should be going to the full house soon for a final vote, I had no information as to how soon. Is today soon enough?

BILL #

WHAT THE BILL DOES

STATUS

ACTION

SB1507

PROHIBITS IMPLEMENTATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS RIO DECLARATION (AGENDA 21)

VOTE BY THE FULL HOUSE

THURSDAY 4/26

(TODAY)

CONTACT ALL REPRESENTATIVES AND REQUEST A YES VOTE

SB1275

TRUTH IN SPENDING BILL. FORCES THE LEGISLATURE TO DISCLOSE CERTAIN SPENDING INCREASES.

VOTE BY THE FULL HOUSE

THURSDAY 4/26

(TODAY)

CONTACT ALL REPRESENTATIVES AND REQUEST A YES VOTE

NOTE: Most of us have the capability to e blast all representatives with a single message, and contacting all representatives will be the easiest way to go. But those who do not have that capability yet, will have to pick and choose which representatives to contact. In the latter case, a good way to pick would be to follow the following advice sent by the Bartons and forwarded by Joy. Even though this material deals only with SB1507, it is applicable to SB1275 as well.

This link is to the bill, SB1507 which prohibits Arizona from participating in Agenda 21.
The table below is the current Pachyderm Ratings of our House of Representatives.

ANY member with a rating below 75 must be encouraged to vote YES when SB1507 is voted on in the 3rd and final reading! This is the last vote to get this bill to Governor Brewer!

THE VOTE WILL BE CLOSE. 20 HOUSE DEMOCRATS WILL VOTE ‘NO’ AND 20 HOUSE REPUBLICANS WILL VOTE ‘YES’ LEAVING A 10 VOTE MARGIN NEEDED TO PASS. LOOK AT THE BELOW LIST AND MAKE SURE YOUR REPRESENTATIVE VOTES YES.

CONTACT INFO FOR REPRESENTATIVES CAN BE FOUND AT
http://www.azleg.gov/MemberRoster.asp?Body=H

Representatives

Rank

Legislator

Leg Dist

Latest Grade

Group

1

Carl Seel

6

95.8

Reagan Republican

2

Debbie Lesko

9

95.8

Reagan Republican

3

Justin Olson

19

95.3

Reagan Republican

4

Phil Lovas

4

93.8

Reagan Republican

5

Justin Pierce

19

93.5

Reagan Republican

6

Brenda Barton

5

91.3

Reagan Republican

7

Michelle Ugenti

8

91.3

Reagan Republican

8

Steve B. Montenegro

12

91.0

Reagan Republican

9

Eddie Farnsworth

22

89.9

Pro-Freedom Republican

10

Steve Court

18

87.9

Pro-Freedom Republican

11

John Kavanagh

8

87.6

Pro-Freedom Republican

12

Chester Crandell

5

85.1

Pro-Freedom Republican

13

David Gowan

30

84.8

Pro-Freedom Republican

14

Rick Gray

9

84.6

Pro-Freedom Republican

15

David Burnell Smith

7

84.2

Pro-Freedom Republican

16

Javan “J.D.” Mesnard

21

84.0

Pro-Freedom Republican

17

Tom Forese

21

83.2

Pro-Freedom Republican

18

Jerry Weiers

12

82.6

Pro-Freedom Republican

19

Jack W. Harper

4

82.0

Pro-Freedom Republican

20

Terri Proud

26

81.5

Pro-Freedom Republican

21

Jeff Dial

20

80.4

Pro-Freedom Republican

22

Kimberly Yee

10

80.3

Pro-Freedom Republican

23

Karen Fann

1

79.7

Republican

24

Andy Tobin

1

79.1

Republican

25

David W. Stevens

25

76.5

Republican

26

Nancy McLain

3

76.4

Republican

27

Frank Pratt

23

74.9

Republican

28

Ted Vogt

30

74.9

Republican

29

Doris Goodale

3

74.3

Republican

30

Bob Robson

20

73.6

Republican

Dated April 25, 2012

Rapid Response Team Status Report 120425 – 1915

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This week, for a change, we have some good news coming out of the legislature. Several bills that we are tracking have advanced. Here are the latest results:

(Click bill number to obtain full details.)

BILL #

WHAT THE BILL DOES

(Very Basic Summary)

STATUS REPORT

COMMENTS

HB2800

PROHIBITS PUBLIC FUNDING OF ABORTIONS. APPLIES ONLY TO NON-FEDERALLY QUALIFIED ABORTIONS

PASSED SENATE

18-8-4

BACK TO HOUSE

FOR CONCURRENCE

HB2625

ALLOWS RELIGIOUSLY AFFILIATED EMPLOYERS TO SKIP INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR ABORTION AND CONTRACEPTIVE Rx

PASSED SENATE FINAL VOTE

19-9-2

SHOULD GO TO GOVERNOR SOON

SB1275

TRUTH IN SPENDING BILL. FORCES THE LEGISLATURE TO DISCLOSE CERTAIN SPENDING INCREASES.

PASSED HOUSE COW

DPA

SHOULD GO TO FULL HOUSE SOON

SB1182

PROHIBITS STATE HELP IN IMPLEMENTING SECTIONS 1021 AND 1022 OF THE NDAA

PASSED SENATE FINAL VOTE

20-8-2

SHOULD GO TO GOVERNOR SOON

SB1332

DEMANDS THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT RETURNS MOST FEDERAL LANDS BACK TO THE STATE

PASSED SENATE FINAL VOTE

19-9-2

SHOULD GO TO GOVERNOR SOON

SB1507

PROHIBITS IMPLEMENTATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS RIO DECLARATION (AGENDA 21)

PASSED HOUSE COW

DPA

SHOULD GO TO FULL HOUSE SOON

HCR2004

REAFFIRMS STATE SOVEREIGNTY. IF PASSED, IT WILL GO TO A VOTE OF THE PEOPLE

FAILED IN SENATE

14-14-2

WILL HAVE RE-VOTE SOON

More on HCR2004:

We have not requested action on this bill because it has been moving along nicely. Since passing this bill will do nothing but put it to a vote of the people, there should not have been any major opposition, and there wasn’t. But surprisingly it failed in the senate yesterday. We would like this bill passed so that the people can decide on this question of state sovereignty. It should be coming up for a second vote as early as tomorrow or Monday. We would like to contact the borderline senators and ask them to vote yes on this bill. Here are the 5 senators we would like contacted:

Last Name

First Name

District

Party

E Mail

Phone

Fax

Crandall

Richard

19

R

rcrandall@azleg.gov

956-3020

417-3252

Lewis

Jerry

18

R ?

jlewis@azleg.gov

926-5760

417-3250

McComish

John

20

R

jmccomish@azleg.gov

926-5898

417-3020

Reagan

Michele

8

R

mreagan@azleg.gov

926-5828

417-3255

Yarborough

Steve

21

R

syarborough@azleg.gov

926-5863

417-3258


Date:
April 23, 2012 6:14:00 PM MST

Rapid Response Team Call to Action 120423 – 1505

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OK folks, the break is over. It was a very short break, but new information has surfaced indicating it is time again to call on hard-working, dedicated individuals to make their voices known regarding some important legislation.

A few days ago we had a massive response that pushed HB2826 over the top. We need to do the same for the three bills listed in this message. We need to melt their phone lines and crash their e mail servers.

Word of caution, of the four legislators listed, three (Reps. Lesko, Court, and Montenegro) are the “good guys”, so be careful how you phrase your requests. The only real obstacle is Speaker Tobin. We know why he is obstructing this legislature but it would be counterproductive to remind him of that. We just need to make sure he knows that there is wide support for these bills.

For full information on any of these bills, just click on the bill number.

BILL #

WHAT THE BILL DOES

(Very Basic Summary)

STATUS REPORT

SUGGESTED ACTION

HB2103

PUBLIC EMPLOYEES PAYROLL DEDUCTIONS TO BE RENEWED ANNUALLY INSTEAD OF BEING PERMANENT

PASSED IN SENATE. SEND BACK TO HOUSE WITH RECOMMENDATION FOR CONCURRENCE

CONTACT HOUSE LEADERS AND REQUEST THAT THIS BILL BE BROUGHT UP FOR A VOTE BY THE FULL HOUSE MEMBERSHIP

SB1083

ESTABLISHES AND FUNDS THE AZ STATE GUARD (NOW THE AZ SPECIAL MISSIONS UNIT)

PASSED SENATE; PASSED HOUSE COMMITTEES; AWAITING ACTION IN THE FULL HOUSE

DITTO

SB1507

PROHIBITS IMPLEMENTATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS RIO DECLARATION (AGENDA 21)

PASSED SENATE; PASSED HOUSE COMMITTEES; AWAITING ACTION IN FULL HOUSE

DITTO

Contact Information:

Last Name

First Name

District

Party

E Mail

Phone

Fax

Tobin

Andy

1

R

atobin@azleg.gov

926-5172

417-3085

Lesko

Debbie

9

R

dlesko@azleg.gov

926-5413

417-3109

Montenegro

Steve

12

R

smontenegro@azleg.gov

926-5955

417-3168

Court

Steve

18

R

scourt@azleg.gov

926-4467

417-3018

If you can contact only one legislator, please make sure it is Speaker Tobin. On e mails, make sure that the subject line includes the bill number and a statement of support, for example, “Yes on SB1083”. Same thing if you leave a phone message. However, if you wish to elaborate more, here are some very basic talking points:

HB2103: Even though this is a right to work state and union members can leave any time they want, the current system makes it very difficult for them to do so. This is a pro rank & file bill.

SB1083: We can no longer wait nor can we afford to have cross border criminal activity to go unchecked. This illegal activity threatens the safety and protection of the citizens of this great state. We must act now to protect our citizens, which is after all, the number one duty of government.

SB1502: Unfortunately, there are too many Washington politicians that want to surrender control of our lives to the United Nations, especially in the area of wacko environmentalism. We can not allow that to happen in Arizona.

Date: April 22, 2012 3:50:54 PM MST

Rapid Response Team Status Report 120422 – 1500

We passed the 100th day of the legislative session and so far there is no adjournment date in sight. Because of the budget negotiations, and the governor’s absence from the state, legislative action has ground to a halt. We will issue requests for action when and if any of our priority bills come up for a vote or is sent to the governor. In the meantime, sit back, relax, and enjoy the lull in the action.

Here is the latest on some of the more interesting bills we are tracking:

BILL #
WHAT THE BILL DOES
(Very Basic Summary)
STATUS REPORT
COMMENTS
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES PAYROLL DEDUCTIONS TO BE RENEWED ANNUALLY INSTEAD OF BEING PERMANENT
PASSED IN SENATE. SEND BACK TO HOUSE WITH RECOMMENDATION FOR CONCURRENCE

REQUIRES CANDIDATES FOR PUBLIC OFFICE TO PROVE THEY ARE QUALIFIED
PASSED HOUSE
KILLED BY SEN. BARTO IN SENATE HEALTH COMMITTEE
MAYBE NEXT YEAR
CHANGES STATUS OF MOST GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES FROM “COVERED” TO “AT WILL”.
PASSED HOUSE
STALLED IN SENATE RULES COMMITTEE

AS INITIALLY SUBMITTED, IT WOULD HAVE ALLOWED EMPLOYERS TO OPT OUT OF CONTRACEPTIVE/ABORTION MEDICATION COVERAGE IF IT GOES AGAINST THEIR RELIGIOUS BELIEFS
IT IS NOW LIMITED TO “RELIGIOUSLY AFFILIATED” EMPLOYERS. ONLY A HANDFUL OF EMPLOYERS WOULD QUALIFY AND WOULD HAVE TO SPEND ADDITIONAL MONEY TO EXERCISE THE MEAGER PROVISIONS OF THE BILL
BECAUSE OF SO MANY MODIFICATIONS AND DEPARTURES FROM ORIGINAL PURPOSE, I AM RECOMMENDING A NEUTRAL POSITION ON THIS BILL.
WOULD PROHIBIT FIREARMS IN PUBLIC BUILDINGS ONLY IF BUILDING IS “SECURE”
PASSED HOUSE
PASSED SENATE
VETOED BY GOVERNOR
MAYBE NEXT YEAR
REAFFIRMS LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT OVER ENERGY POLICY. HELPS PREVENT RUNAWAY WACKO REGULATIONS BY ENERGY COMMISSION
PASSED HOUSE
AWAITING FULL SENATE ACTION

LIMITS GOVERNMENT SPENDING, TO HELP AVOID NAPOLITANO ERA SPENDING BINGES
PASSED HOUSE
AWAITING FULL SENATE ACTION

PROHIBITS PUBLIC FUNDING OF ABORTIONS. APPLIES ONLY TO NON-FEDERALLY QUALIFIED ABORTIONS
PASSED HOUSE
AWAITING SENATE ACTION

CONSOLIDATES SOME CANDIDATE ELECTIONS TO ONE DATE IN NOVEMBER. SAVES MONEY. INCREASES PARTICIPATION
PASSED HOUSE; PASSED SENATE;
PIERCE VOTED NO; SENT BACK TO HOUSE BECAUSE OF AMENDMENTS

PROHIBITS STRIKES BY PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYEES. PROHIBITS THE PRACTICE OF “RELEASE TIME” WHERE BY TAX PAYERS PAY UNION MEMBER SALARIES FOR WORKING ON UNION BUSINESS
PASSED HOUSE; PASSED SENATE COMMITTEES; AWAITING ACTION IN FULL SENATE

ESTABLISHES AND FUNDS THE AZ STATE GUARD (NOW THE AZ SPECIAL MISSIONS UNIT)
PASSED SENATE; PASSED HOUSE COMMITTEES; AWAITING ACTION IN THE FULL HOUSE

“This state and any agency of this state shall not provide material support or participate in any way with the implementation of sections 1021 and 1022 of the national defense authorization act of 2012, Public Law 112‑81, against any citizen of the United States”.
PASSED SENATE; PASSED HOUSE; BACK TO HOUSE BECAUSE OF AMENDMENTS
SINCE SECTIONS 1021 AND 1022 OF THE NDAA SPECIFICALLY EXCLUDE U. S. CITIZENS AND LEGAL RESIDENTS, I AM RECOMMENDING A NEUTRAL POSITION ON THIS BILL
TRUTH IN SPENDING BILL FORCES THE LEGISLATURE TO DISCLOSE CERTAIN SPENDING INCREASES. PROMOTES TRANSPARENCY
PASSED SENATE; HELD IN HOUSE RULES; FINALLY SCHEDULED FOR HEARING IN RULES

MAKES SEVERAL CHANGES TO THE RECALL ELECTION PROCESS TO BETTER REFLECT THE WISHES OF THE DISTRICT INVOLVED
PASSED SENATE; PASSED HOUSE; IN CONFERENCE COMMITTEE

PROHIBITS IMPLEMENTATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS RIO DECLARATION (AGENDA 21)
PASSED SENATE; PASSED HOUSE COMMITTEES; AWAITING ACTION IN FULL HOUSE