AZBio 2018 Legislative Watch List

As Arizona’s Statewide Bioscience Industry Association, AZBio works with our elected leaders to educate and inform on the key issues that will help to make Arizona a Top-Tier Bioscience State and works across our community to support our members, our industry, our healthcare partners, and patient advocacy organizations.

Each year, AZBio publishes its Policy Initiatives as approved by the AZBio Board of Directors.

Click the link to view the AZBio Government Affairs Policy 2018

AZBio is supported at the State Capitol by our contract lobbyists at Dorn Policy Group

The 2018 AZBio Watch List

The following bills and budget items are being monitored by the AZBio Government Affairs Team during Arizona’s  53rd Legislature – 2nd Regular Session in 2018.

Legislative Deadlines:

Friday, February 16, 2018 – Last Day to Hear SBs in Senate and HBs in House

Friday, March 23, 2018 – Last Day to Hear SBs in House Committees and HBs in Senate Committees

Friday, April 13, 2018 – Last day for consideration of bills in Conference Committees – 

Saturday, April 21, 2018 – Adjournment sine die – regular sessions shall be adjourned sine die no later than the Saturday of the week in which the 100th day (April 17) of session falls. (The Speaker and the President may extend the session for a period not to exceed seven additional days. Thereafter, the session can be extended only by a majority vote of the Members.

Active Bills at the  53rd Legislature – 2nd Regular Session (2018)

The list below highlights bills that pertain to our areas of focus.   As these bills progress, our positions to support, monitor, or oppose will be added.    All AZBio Members have the option to add bills to the Watch List.  To do so, email AZBio.

House Bills

HB2042 insurance coverage; telemedicine; urology – Support – passed H. Health – pending Rules
HB2084 indoor tanning; minors; restricted use – Support – passed H. Health – pending Rules
HB2085 schools; emergency epinephrine administration – Passed House
HB2086 schools; diabetes management policies; pharmacists – Support – Passed House
HB2087 family caregiver income tax credit. – Support – Pending House Floor Vote
HB2088 pupils; concussions; parental notification – Support – Passed House
HB2107 prescription drug costs; patient notification – Monitor – Pending House Rules
HB2127 children’s health insurance program – Support – Passed House
HB2167 Arizona commerce authority; continuation; requirements – Support – Passed House
HB2280 universities; lease-back financing – Oppose – Pending H. Rules
HB2323 schools; inhalers; contracted nurses – Support – Passed House
HB2377 teachers’ school supplies; tax credit – Support – Pending H. Rules
HB2448 appropriation; drug research and development – Monitor -Pending H. Approps
HB2450 genetic testing information; confidentiality; exceptions – Monitor   – Pending H. Rules
HB2479 TPT; digital goods and services –  Monitor – Pending H. Rules
HB2494 appropriation; Maricopa community colleges; STEM – Support – Pending H. Approps
HB2513 hyperbaric oxygen therapy; veterans; fund – Monitor – Pending H. Approps
HB2558 drug disposal; education – Support – Pending H. Rules
HCR2006 four-year terms; legislature – Support – Pending H. Rules
Senate Bills

SCR1028 STEM careers; education; supporting – Support
SB1247 health insurance; mandated provision prohibited – Monitor – Passed Senate
SB1269 JTEDs; ninth graders; funding; programs – Support – Pending S. Approps
SB1270 CTE certifications; incentive bonus program – Support -Pending S. Approps
SB1353 limited liability company act; revisions – Monitor – Passed Senate
SB1389 HIV; needs assessment; prevention – Support – Pending S. Rules

Bills that did not progress 

Bills must be heard in the originating chamber by February 16,2018.  Additional time is given to appropriations bills.

  • HB2158    TPT; additional rate; education – Support – Not heard in H. Ways and Means by 2/16
  • HB2202    pharmacy benefits managers; pharmacies; practices – Monitor – Not heard in H. Health
  • HB2252    schools; concussions; health care provider
  • HB2350    JTEDs; 9th grade; workforce need  Monitor – Not heard in H. Education
  • HB2443    medical services purchase; premiums – Monitor – Not heard in H. Health
  • HB2525    JTEDs; fourth year funding Monitor – Not heard in H. Education
  • HB2541    health insurance; contraceptives – Monitor – Not heard in H. Banking and Insurance
  • HB2646   appropriation; STEM internships – Support – Not scheduled in H. Approps
  • SB1013    laetrile; prohibition – Monitor – Not Heard in S. HHS
  • SB1019    tax credits; sunset – Monitor – Not heard in S. Finance
  • SB1026    JTEDs; ninth graders; funding. – Monitor – Not heard in S. Education
  • SB1027    JTEDs; entrepreneurship programs; review exemption – Monitor – Not heard in S. Education
  • SB1115    insurance coverage; abuse-deterrent opioids – Not heard in S. HHS
  • SB1184    state compact; temporary professional licenses – Monitor – Held in S. Gov
  • SB1330    appropriations; STEM and workforce programs Not heard in S. Education
  • SB1369    large electronics; recycling – Monitor – Not heard in S. NREW
  • SB1390    TPT; additional rate; education – Support – Not heard in S. Finance
  • SB1391     schools; suicide prevention training – Support – Not heard in S. Education
  • SB1414    terminally ill; care choices – Monitor – Not heard is S. HHS
  • SB1491    JTEDs; funding; ninth graders – Monitor – Not heard in S. Education