Arizona Advocacy Network

Government of, by and for the People

Restrictive Voting Bills:

HB 2196 and SB1270: Identical bills which repealed last year’s HB2305. 

 

AZAN Strongly opposed HB2196 and SB1270. Several lawmakers have expressed an interest to pass individual components of the anti-voter bill. Arizona Advocacy joined the multi-party coalition that collected signatures to refer HB2305 to the November,2014 ballot. In this historic effort, over 140,000 signatures were collected to let Arizona voters decide if they want to approve HB2305. Repealing HB22305 ignores the will of the voters who have said they want to have a final say in this bill.

 

Status: Passed by Legislature and signed by Gov. Brewer


SCR 1003(Crandell, Ward) Limits an initiative’s or referendum’s authorization to expend state monies to eight years and requires reauthorization every eight years thereafter.

 

AZAN strongly opposed SCR1003. It undermines voters' success at the ballot box by forcing them to raise millions of dollars to defend voter-approved programs and anti-corruption laws every 8 years.

 

Status: Failed in Senate on Third Reading on Reconsideration 

 

HCR 2018 (Boyer, Thorpe, Allen) House equivalent of SCR1003. Limits an initiative’s or referendum’s authorization to expend state monies to eight years and requires reauthorization every eight years thereafter.

 

Status: Passed by House, Transmitted to SEN; failed to receive full vote


 

HB 2194(Seel) Adding a notarized signature requirement for a new early ballot request and requiring that within four years, anyone currently on the list be removed without a notarized renewal request.

 

AZAN Opposed HB2194

 

Status: Introduced, Assigned to Committee, Did not receive a vote


 

Clean Elections, Campaign Finance, Money in Politics

 

HCR2023; (Mesnard); Clean Elections Act repeal

 

AZAN Strongly opposed HCR2023. We work to Defend, Strengthen and Expand Arizona’s Clean Elections system.

 

Status: Introduced, Assigned to Committee, Did not receive a vote


HB 2107; (KavanaughClean Elections, initiatives and referenda

 

AZAN Supported HB2107

 

Status: Passed by Legislature and signed by Gov. Brewer


SB 1060; (Reagan) Event ticket ban

 

AZAN Supported SB1060. SB1060 is a start, but it doesn't go far enough to curb the appearance of corruption or reduce the unfair access and influence big money groups gain with all the freebies they give officials. We asked the legislature to amend it to ban all elected officials at every level of government from accepting all gifts unless the FREEBIES are also available to all Arizonans.

 

Status: Passed Committee, held in Rules.  


SB 1344; (Pierce, Biggs) Contribution limits, CE authority

 

AZAN Strongly Opposed SB1344. It undermines the independent Clean Election Commission's authority to investigate campaign finance violations. In addition, the Chamber of Commerce got an ammendment to SB1344 to allow it and other independent expenditures to legally coordinate with a candidate's campaign

 

Status: Passed by Legislature and signed by Gov. Brewer


HB2665; (Mesnard)."Fixes" the campaign finance law passed by the Legislature in 2013 (HB2593) so that big money candidates can literally launder campaign cash between accounts.

 

AZAN strongly opposed HB2665. It will make legalize exceeding campaign finance limits by 100% per individual, PAC and Super PAC. Last year we fought at the capitol and in court to stop HB2593 which trampled on the voter approved limits set in the Clean Elections Act. Now, the same lawmakers who passed it and discriminatory laws like SB1062 want to "double down" on campaign cash with the support of big money contributors for the general

 

Status: Passed by Legislature and transmitted to Gov. Brewer

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