Few of us are enthralled by procedural gimmicks at the Legislature. Most are not covered in the basic “how a bill becomes a law” training–which describes how the legislative system is designed to work (before actual legislators get involved with their tricky schemes).
NOW appear Strikers...also called “strike-everything amendments,” these replace all existing text from bills that have already gotten partway through the legislative process. The new text doesn’t even have to be related! Strikers can revive dead bills, skip over parts of the public hearing process, advance unpopular ideas, or all of the above.
Question: How much longer is Request to Speak active?
Answer: RTS is not eternal. In fact, the last day for bills to be heard in committees in the crossover house is March 26. So, for the most part, RTS, testifying for or against bills, and entering comments for legislators to see will no longer be available after March 26 (with the exception of the Appropriations Committees).
AZ LEGISLATURE WEEKLY UPDATE • MARCH 22, 2021
Get informed and learn what to do next by clickingHERE
RTS HAPPY HOUR, TODAY!
Sunday, March 21, 4-6 pm
Join Civic Engagement Beyond Voting for virtual Happy Hour:Pre-register HERE
SAVE OUR SCHOOLS ARIZONA NETWORK
Public Ed Community Action Team
✅Join us for a special statewide SOSAZ team zoom update tonight at 6 pm!
Special guests: Beth Lewis (Co-founder SOSAZ) & Melinda Merkel Iyer (State legislature legal expert SOSAZ)
Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/85302199552?pwd=c1M2b2c0Q0lpRDRKMnVxRXl4WkxRUT09 Meeting ID: 853 0219 9552 Passcode: 500629
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Full SOSAZ Weekly Education Report
CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org, 928.899.4388 (text or call)
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Join the Voting Rights Defense Team to
Fight Back Against Voter Suppression!
Tues March 23, 4:30-6:30 pm
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We’ll be phonebanking and canvassing in key districts over the coming weeks, working to let voters know about the ongoing attacks on voting rights at the Arizona state legislature and urging them to get in touch with their state legislators.
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ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
FROM THE SIERRA CLUB
READ THE LEGISLATIVE UPDATE HERE
Stop AZ Legislature’s Bad Neighbor Bill!
Read about it and take action HERE
Another version of the “Right to Harm” or bad neighbor legislation passed out of the House Land Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee. The strike-everything amendment on SB1448 would have a chilling effect on any nuisance actions by small farmers or property owners against these big concentrated animal feeding operations by giving further deference to these facilities and forcing a plaintiff to risk having to pay attorneys’ fees. Please use the button below to tell your representatives to vote No on SB1448.
Also, call your representatives on Thursday, March 25th to help flood their phone lines against SB1448. You can find their numbers here
How To Use The Request To Speak (RTS) System
PRESCOTT RTS: Good evening, fellow armchair activists!
Join us tomorrow, Sunday at 8:30 pm
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83530222887
This week we again have not so many bills to comment on, but there are many calls and emails to make where we can share our views with either our reps or the sponsors of the bills. l.
Join us tomorrow at 8:30 to discuss how we can best make our voices heard and anticipate what’s coming up as the legislative session draws to a close.
Cheers, Abby Brill
Learn How To Use The RTS System…Become A Couch Activist
Watch the CEBV Short Training video any time. HERE
Sundays 4-6 pm: CEBV Open House, Training, information about upcoming bills. State Senators and Reps often drop by to add comments and updates. Redistricting info when available
RTS Spread Sheet Summary, compiled by Diane McQueen. Comes out weekly: CLICK HERE
LD1 CONTACT INFO AND COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTSSenator Karen Fann
Senate Rules Committee
House Representative Judy Burges
Nat’l Resources, Energy & Water; Government and Elections;
Military Affairs Affairs & Public Safety
House Representative Quang Nguyen
Appropriations; Education; Judiciary;
Military Affairs & Public Safety
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