Legislative Updates

AACHC Legislative Update for the week of 4/30/18


It’s a wrap! The Arizona Legislature adjourned sine dies at 12:26 a.m. on May 4, 2018.

The budget was approved in the House and the Senate and sent to the Governor’s office. The few bills that did not get a final read are officially dead for the session. Some bills that appeared to have strong Republican majority backing and were expected to pass did not get the necessary votes to move them to the Governor’s desk.

The Governor also has a number of bills waiting for his signature or veto. He has 10 days to action on the remaining fills.

The Red for Ed movement carried over to the defeat of SB1467 STOs; corporations; caps; scholarship eligibility. A push to repeal the Legislature’s controversial 2017 expansion of the state school voucher program — and to prevent it from going on the November ballot — failed as the Legislature ended the annual legislative session Thursday night. That means voters will decide the fate of the issue.

Due to the late adjournment of the 53rd Legislature second legislative session, the Legislative wrap up for the session will be posted next week.