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ASBA advocates on behalf of its member boards at the Arizona State Legislature, and at all levels of government, including at the Governor’s Office, at the State Board of Education and even in Congress, as well as in our state and federal courts. In addition, the association provides resources, training and opportunities to Arizona school board members interested in engaging in advocacy on behalf of their districts and Arizona K-12 education at the local, state and national level.

Read our daily in-session updates to stay informed about what’s going on at the Capitol each day.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Day 3   Senate Finance SB 1100 STO report; DOR; posting deadline (Mesnard) passed 8-0. ASBA is monitoring. Save the Date: Rural Advocacy Day February 17, 2020  Registration is open for the event formerly known as…

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Day 2 Senate Education SB 1036 empowerment scholarships; third-party administrator; repeal (S. Allen) passed 9-0. ASBA is monitoring. SB 1061 schools; parental rights; posting (S. Allen) passed 9-0. ASBA is monitoring. Committee changes: Senator Borrelli, a…

Monday January 13, 2020 Day 1     State of the State The 2nd Regular Session of the 52nd Arizona Legislature commenced today with the governor’s annual state of the state address, in which he lays out his priorities for…

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 Day 135 Sine Die 2019 Just after midnight, the first regular session of the 54th Legislature adjourned sine die and concluded business for the year. The K-12 Budget Reconciliation Bill passed the House 31-28 and passed the Senate 17-12.…

Monday, May 27, 2019 Day 134 Budget Watch 2019 The Senate passed the budget bills today, after also approving HB 2466, which gives victims of childhood sexual assault until the age of 30 to file civil claims against their abusers. This,…

We understand that it can be hard to keep up with our daily emails during session, so this year we will be bringing you weekly highlights every Friday. These highlight will include a short summary of the most important news from the week.

News from Week 7 Neither chamber’s Education committees met this week, but we did see several K-12 education-related strikers in the House and Senate Appropriations Committees. HB 2310 (school procurement; lowest bidder; repeal), HB 2525 (experienced teacher retention pilot program) and HB 2670 (study committee; special…

Friday, February 15, 2019 Day 33 News from Week 5 This week saw longer agendas and next week will be longer still. Next week is the last chance for bills to be heard in their chamber of origin, so if…

Friday, February 8, 2019 Day 26 Recap of Week 4 Both the House and Senate had relatively short agendas this week, but the Senate heard some interesting bills. Of note is SB 1099 (patriotic youth groups; school access) which allows…

Friday, January 25, 2019 Day 12 Recap of Week 2 Due to MLK Day, we only had one committee hearing this week– Senate Education. Some of the notable bills were SB 1065, which allows funding for 9th grade and students…

Friday, January 18, 2019 Day 5 FY20 Executive Budget As we wrap up the first week of the legislative session, we didn’t hear many bills this week but we did talk budget! Governor Ducey released his Executive Budget today, providing…

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See Legislator’s Votes on Key Education Bills Every year Friends of ASBA, ASBA’s sister organization, publishes a voting record to highlight state legislator’s votes on key public education measures. This information is intended to be factual, non-partisan and a key resource for voters. To see past voting records, view the links below. 2016 voting records from Friends of ASBA 2015 voting records from Friends of ASBA 2014 voting records from Friends of ASBA 2013 voting records from ASBA

Request to Speak System

The Request to Speak system was designed to replace paper sign in slips for those requesting to speak on a bill in a House or Senate Committee meeting. Constituents can now use this system to sign in from anywhere and comment on bills moving through the process. In order to use the system, you must create your account at the capitol, but your ASBA GR team will do that for you. Just fill out the form here, and once you are registered, ASBA staff will send you your username and password. Then start commenting on bills from home!

Already signed up? Click here to comment on a bill from anywhere. Need help? View this presentation for a step-by-step guide to registering your position.

Comprehensive Legislative Wrap-Up Brief

Each year, when the legislative session ends, ASBA provides a wrap-up brief of all the education bills that were tracked throughout the year. The brief includes bills that were signed, vetoed, failed and lost in the process. To view previous legislative wrap-up briefs, follow the links below.

2018 Legislative Wrap-Up Brief | 2017 Legislative Wrap-Up Brief | 2016 Legislative Wrap-Up Brief | 2015 Legislative Wrap-Up Brief | 2014 Legislative Wrap-Up Brief