This is the last week to hear bills in their opposite chamber except for the Appropriations Committees, which receive an extra week. Anything that doesn’t make it on an agenda next week is mostly dead for this year, but of course, can always be revived as a strike everything amendment, or with a suspension of the rules. Nothing is truly dead until the legislature adjourns sine die.

Below is a summary list of the bills that we’re supporting and opposing. Notes in green indicate good bills that are being heard in a committee this week. Red denotes bad bills that are being heard this week. Yellow indicates that a good bill might be in trouble.

Here’s the spreadsheet tracker for our bills of interest courtesy of our interns Priscila Ruedas, Danielle Brooke King, and Garret Tomlin.

Most of the action this week will be in the House Health committee Monday afternoon, which will hear SB1162, SB1210, SB1641, SB1716 (all good bills) and SB1581 (a bad housing bill).

Bill Overview: Select Bills Progressing that AzPHA is Supporting

Maternal/Child Health

SB1272 AHCCCS; postpartum care; eligibility; Passed Senate 26-2; Passed House Health & Appropriations; Ready for Floor Vote

Access to Care

HB2144 health insurance coverage; biomarker testing Passed House 59-0; Passed Senate Finance; Ready for Floor

Special Needs

HB2157 supplemental appropriations; community-based services SIGNED

HB2113 developmental disabilities; Down syndrome Passed House 59-0; Passed Senate Health; Ready for Floor

HB2382 appropriations, health programs, disabilities DEAD

HB2111 appropriation; healthy families program – Passed house 40-17; Still Needs Senate Approps

Social Determinants

HB2060 supplemental nutrition assistance program; Passed House 44-15; Senate Health Hearing Wednesday

HB2484 forcible entry; detainer; filing fee Passed House 59-0; Passed Senate Judiciary; Ready for Floor

HB2485 eviction dismissal; sealed records Passed House 50-8; Needs Senate Commerce Vote

HB2033 juvenile offenders; monetary sanctions; repeal Passed House 58-1; DEAD


HB2125 electronic smoking devices; retail licensing – failed but on reconsideration for vote in 2 weeks


SB1152– zero emission vehicles; plans Passed Senate 16-13. Assigned to House NERW 

SB1154 transportation electrification study committee Passed Senate 16-13. DEAD

HB2226 fireworks use, limitations, prohibition Passed House 42-17. DEAD

HB2255 fireworks use, limitations, prohibition Passed House. Senate Approps Hearing Tuesday

State Hospital/Behavioral Health

SB1716 state hospital; governing board; governance Passed Senate 27-0; House Health Hearing Monday

SB1444 state hospital; administration; oversight Passed Senate; Passed House Health; Rules then Floor

SB1641 – health care institutions; civil penalties Passed Senate 28-0. House Health Hearing Monday

SB1162 opioid prescriptions; intractable pain; exceptions Passed Senate 27-0. House Health Hearing Monday

SB1210 mentally ill; transportation; evaluation; treatment; House Health Hearing Monday

Bill Overview: Select Bills Progressing that AzPHA Is Opposing

Vaccines/Disease Control

HB2086 ADHS; school immunizations; exclusions Passed House 31-28; Senate Health Hearing Wednesday

SB1298 government mask mandate; prohibition Passed Senate 16-12; DEAD

SB1009 state of emergency; executive powers Passed Senate 16-13; Ready for House Floor Vote

HB2453 mask requirement; prohibition Passed House 31-28. Ready for Senate Floor Vote

HB2043 employer liability; COVID-19 vaccine requirement Passed House. DEAD

HB2616 mask mandates; minors; parental consent Passed House 31-28. Not on Senate Education Agenda- Likely Dead 

HB2161 parental rights; schools; educational records Passed House 31-28. Ready for Senate Floor Vote

HB2498 COVID-19; vaccination requirements; prohibition. Passed House. Passed Senate Government, Ready for Floor Vote


HB2145 electronic smoking devices; retail licensing – failed but on reconsideration for vote in 2 weeks

Social Determinants

HB2021 Drug Offenses, homicide, sentencing House Judiciary 10-0. DEAD

SB1164– abortion; gestational age; limit Passed Senate 16-13; Ready for House Floor Vote 

SB1123 disruption; educational institution; concealed weapon DEAD 

HB2811 unlawful abortion medication; offense Failed House 28-31 DEAD


HB2787 Maricopa county; new counties Passed House Government & Elections Committee 7-6. DEAD

SB1175– noncustodial federal monies; appropriation Passed Senate 16-13; Ready for House Floor