AZ Committee Results Jan 22 – Feb 2, 2018

Feb 3, 2018 by AFP

YOU are #WINNING!    ARIZONA COMMITTEE RESULTS, JAN 22 – FEB 2

#WINNING — House Bill 2011 is a common-sense bill from Rep. Michelle Ugenti and the Goldwater Institute that would allow persons to offer blow-drying services without having to obtain a cosmetology license.  In Arizona right now, blow-drying someone’s hair without a cosmetology or barbering license is a CRIME punishable by up to six months in jail and a $2,000 fine — and earning a license can cost up to $18,000 and require a minimum of 1,000 hours of training.  HB 2011 was heard in the House Military, Veterans and Regulatory Affairs Committee on Monday, January 29 — and we WON!   (We are FOR HB2011.)

Also, here is an easy-to-use action page to send emails to the Legislators in your district at any time (not just before committee hearings) on the blow-dry bill:
https://americansforprosperity.ivolunteers.com/ContactOfficials/Tell-Arizona-Legislators-to-Legalize-Blow-Drying

#WINNING — House Bill 2099, sponsored by Rep. Vince Leach, is AFP-Arizona’s Truth in Spending budget transparency bill.  Truth in Spending would require that the Legislature admit publicly when it increases spending at a rate faster than the rate of growth of population plus inflation.  Our goal is to institutionalize the use of population-plus-inflation as a guideline for reasonable and sustainable government spending.  By keeping spending growth slower than the rate of growth of the state economy, Legislators will avoid painful budget crises such as the one that occurred following 2008.  HB 2099 was heard in the House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday, January 31 and we WON!   (We are FOR HB 2099.)

Also, here is an easy-to-use action page to send emails to the Legislators in your district to support Truth in Spending:
https://americansforprosperity.ivolunteers.com/ContactOfficials/Tell-Arizona-Lawmakers-to-Support-Budget-Transparency

#WINNING — House Bill 2333, sponsored by Rep. Jeff Weninger, and quarterbacked by our friends at the AZ Free Enterprise Club, would block cities from imposing unreasonable regulations (including permits and licensing) on home-based businesses.  HB 2333 was heard in the House Military, Veterans and Regulatory Affairs Committee on Tues, Jan 30 and we WON!  (We are FOR HB 2333.)

#WINNING — House Bill 2280, sponsored by Rep. Vince Leach, would prevent government universities from engaging in corporate-welfare lease-back schemes that grant tax-free status to university-favored businesses.  HB 2280 was heard in House Ways and Means on Weds, Jan 31 and we WON!  (We are FOR HB 2280.)

#WINNING — Senate Bill 1247, sponsored by Sen. Nancy Barto, would prohibit counties and municipalities from requiring employers to provide health insurance to employees.  (In other words, prevents local governments from enacting ObamaCare-style employer mandates.)   SB 1247 was heard in the Health Committee on Jan 24 and in the Rules Committee on Tues, Jan 30 and we WON!   (We are FOR SB 1247.)

#WINNING — House Bill 2165 is a bill that would allow counties to raise gas taxes.  It was heard in House Transportation and Infrastructure on Weds, Jan 31 and we barely WON with an unexpected 4-to-4 tie vote that held the bill.  (We are AGAINST HB 2165.)

#WINNING — House Bill 2153 — This bill would protect the free speech and privacy of citizens, by keeping their personal information out of invasive government databases, and out of the hands of left-wing activists.  HB 2153, introduced by Rep. Vince Leach, was heard again in the House Federalism Committee on Tuesday, January 30 and we WON!  (We are FOR this bill.)

LOSING — Senate Bill 1147 is a bill that would allow counties to raise gas taxes.  Unfortunately, it passed out of the Senate Transportation and Technology 7-to-0 on Tues, Jan 30.  (We are AGAINST SB 1147.)

Also, here is an easy-to-use action page to send emails to the Legislators in your district against gas taxes:
https://americansforprosperity.ivolunteers.com/ContactOfficials/Tell-Phoenix-We-Can-t-Afford-More-Taxes

DRAW — House Bill 2341 — This bill would allow homeschool children to ride school district buses to commute to technical education schools — increasing school choice and making fuller use of school district resources.  HB 2341, introduced by Rep. Rusty Bowers, has been held and has not yet scheduled to be re-heard in the House Education Committee.  We are FOR this bill.  Learn more by checking out the Channel 3 news story about this issue:
http://www.azfamily.com/clip/14058027/video-should-home-schooled-kids-be-able-to-ride-the-bus