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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.

Monday, March 16, 2020 Day 64 Note: In light of the need for efficiency in communication, ASBA Government Relations will curtail the daily update and instead send only relevant messages regarding the budget and COVID-19 related information for as long…

Thursday, March 12, 2020 Day 60   Committee Action SB 1012 executive session; school safety plans (Borrelli) passed House Government 10-0. ASBA supports. SB 1042 executive sessions; security plans (Borrelli) passed House Government 11-0. ASBA supports. Floor Action  HB 2105 schools; child care; reduced…

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Day 59   House Appropriations SB 1224 empowerment scholarships; qualifications; administration; appropriations (S. Allen) passed 7-4. ASBA is opposed. SB 1234 additional assistance; restoration (S. Allen) passed 10-0. ASBA supports. SB 1292 financial literacy; state treasurer; fund (S. Allen) passed 10-0. ASBA…

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 Day 58   Senate Education HB 2019 CTEDs; nonprofits; postsecondary institutions; agreements (Fillmore) passed 8-0. ASBA supports. HB 2106 schools; audits; financial records; budgets (Udall) passed 8-0. ASBA is neutral. HB 2381 CTEDs; letter grades; exclusion (Blackman) passed 8-0. ASBA supports. HB…

Monday, March 9, 2020 Day 57   House Education SB 1076 graduation; delinquent juveniles; incorrigible children (Brophy McGee) passed 12-0. ASBA is neutral. SB 1146 schools; seizure management; plans (Kerr) passed 12-0. ASBA is neutral. SB 1349 appropriation; students with disabilities (Brophy McGee) passed 12-0. ASBA…

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.

February 28, 2020 Day 47 Legislative Recap: Week 7 This week, both chambers had ambitious COW and Third Read calendars to clear the deck for legislation from the other side. We haven’t heard anything about the budget yet, so if…

February 14, 2020 Day 33 Legislative Recap: Week 5  This week, two positive CTED bills passed through the House Education committee, HB 2381 which prohibits CTEDs from being assigned a letter grade, and HB 2741, which funds a 4th year of CTED education. HB…

February 7, 2020 Day 26 Legislative Recap: Week 4  This week, the House Education committee passed HB 2111, a bill that was the result of stakeholder meetings over the summer which creates a grant program for county school superintendents who wish to…

January 31, 2020 Day 19 Legislative Recap: Week 3  The House Education committee met for the first time this week, hearing 9 bills and debating into the evening. ASBA opposed HB 2013 (schools; student promotions) and HB 2015 (schools; supplemental materials; approval), both of…

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…

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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