AZBio Legislative Watch List – 2020

AZBio Legislative Watch List for 2020

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 for 2020

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

On March 23, 2020, the legislature approved a bi-partisan budget that provides certainty and continuity in state operations. This budget includes $50 million in immediate proactive assistance for the state’s COVID-19 response efforts. The  Arizona Legislature is currently adjourned to the sound of the gavel. (Source)

Legislative Deadlines: 

January 2020

  • Monday 1/13  – Session Begins
  • Thursday 1/16 – House 7-bill Introduction Limit Begins at 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday 1/21* – Senate Bill Request Deadline (5:00 p.m.)
  • Monday 1/27 – Senate Bill Intro Set Preparation Deadline (5:00 p.m.)

FEBRUARY 2020

  • Monday 2/3 – Senate Bill Introduction Deadline (5:00 p.m.)
  • Friday 2/7**  – House Bill Request Deadline (5:00 p.m.)
  • Monday 2/10 – House Bill Introduction Deadline (5:00 p.m.)
  • Friday 2/21 – Last Day to Hear SBs in Senate Committees / Last Day to Hear HBs in House Committees

MARCH 2020

  • Friday 3/27 Last Day to Hear SBs in House Committees / Last Day to Hear HBs in Senate Committees

APRIL 2020

  • Saturday 4/18 Last Day for Conference Committees (By Senate and House Rule)
  • Tuesday 4/21 100th Day of Session

* 1/20/20 Martin Luther King, Jr./Civil Rights Day ** Extended by the Speaker pursuant to Legislative Council Rule 28

Saturday, April 25, 2020 – Adjournment sine die – regular sessions shall be adjourned sine die no later than the Saturday of the week in which the 100th day (April 21) 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  54th Legislature – 2nd Regular Session (2020)

There were 1581 bills introduced and reviewed by AZBio  this session.

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.

This list will be updated as new bills are introduced.

Signed by Governor Ducey

SB1523  mental health omnibus – SUPPORTSigned 3/3

HB2771 tax credits; qualified facilities; extension – SUPPORT –  Signed 3/13

HB2668 hospitals; unreimbursed costs; assessment; fund – SUPPORT – Signed 3/25

 

House Bills

HCR2013 consumer data; privacy; federal standard – SUPPORT

House: TECH 2/19 DP 6-0-0-0 + Rules 2/26 C&P 8-0-0-0 Passed Caucuses =>Floor

HB2002 student apprenticeship program; tax credits – SUPPORT

House: Assigned WM + Rules 2/24 C&P 5-3-0-0 Passed Caucuses =>Floor

HB2019 CTEDs; nonprofits; postsecondary institutions; agreements – SUPPORT

House: ED 2/10 DP 10-0-0-0-3 +Rules 2/17 C&P 8-0-0-0 Passed Caucuses Floor 58- 0-2

Senate:  ED 3/10 8-0-1-0  and Rules

HB2072 mental health professionals; loan repayment – SUPPORT

House: APPROP 2/12 DPA/SE 9-1-0-1 + Rules 2/26 C&P Passed Caucuses Floor 50-10

Senate:  Assigned APPROP + Rules

HB2152 appropriation; STEM; learning; workforce development – SUPPORT

House: COM 2/4 DP 9-0-0 + APPROP 2/12 DPA 10-0-0-1 + Rules 2/17 C&P 8-0-0-0 Passed Caucuses =>Floor 46-14-0

Senate: APPROP 3/17 + Rules

HB2222   CTEDs; internships; funding – SUPPORT

House:  ED 2/10 DP 13-0-0-0 + Rules 2/24 8-0-0-0 – Passed Caucuses=>Floor 59-0-1

Senate: ED + Rules

HB2269 donated medicine; requirements – Support

House: HHS 1/30 – DPA 9-0-0 +RA 2/10 6-0-1 +Rules 2/17 C&P 8-0-0-0 Passed Caucuses =>Floor 2/21 60-0

Senate: HHS 3/11 – HELD + Rules

HB2420 insurance; prescription drugs; step therapy – SUPPORT

House: HHS 2/6 9-0-0 + Rules C&P – Floor 60-0

Senate: Assigned TPS 3/2 W/D+ Finance  3/18 2 PM+ Rules

HB2532 prior authorization; uniform request form – SUPPORT

House: HHS 1/30 9-0-0 + Rules 2/10 C&P 8-0-0-0 Passed Caucuses & COW =>Floor 2/27 60-0

Senate: HHS 3/11 8-0-0-0 + Rules 3/16

HB2536 telemedicine; health care providers – SUPPORT

House: HHS 2/13 DPA 8-0-1-0+Rules 2/24 C&P 8-0-0-0 Passed Caucuses & COW =>Floor 59-0-1

Senate: HHS 3/11 8-0-0-0 + Rules 3/16

HB2629 TPT; exemption; pacemakers

House: WM 2/5 8-0-1 + Rules 2/10 C&P 8-0-0-0 Passed Caucuses =>Floor 40-20

Senate: Assigned Judiciary + Rules

HB2728 biometric identifiers; commercial purpose; consent

House: TECH 2/12 DPA 4-1-2-0+Rules 2/17 HELD

HB2729 personal data; processing; security standards – OPPOSE

House:  TECH 2/19 DP 5-1-1-0 + Rules 

HB2741 – CTEDs; fourth-year funding – SUPPORT

House: ED 2/10 DPA 12-0-0-1 +APPROPS 2/19 DPA 10-0-1-0 + Rules C&P => Floor 59-1

Senate: ED 3/17 2 PM + Rules

Senate Bills

SCR1002 education; TPT; use tax – SUPPORT

Senate: ED 1/28 DPA 5-3-1 + Rules 2/24 PFC Passed Caucuses => Floor

SCR1019 cancer screen week 2020 – SUPPORT

Senate: HHS 1/12 8-0-0-0 +Rules 2/17 PFC – Passed Caucuses => Floor 26-0-4

House:  Assigned HHS + Rules

SB1057 Lyme; tick-borne diseases; treatment

Senate: HHS 1/22 DPA 8-0-0 + Rules 1/27 PFC  +>Floor 2/19 29-0-1

House:  Floor 2/24: 28-31-1 (FAILED – Pending Reconsideration within 14 days)

House:  HHS 3/19

SB1024  technical correction; public health (STRIKE EVERYTHING – out-of-network claims; balance billing; disputes)

Senate:  APPROP Scheduled 2/25 + Rules C&P =>Floor 29-0-1

House: COM 3/10 8-0-0-1 + Rules

SB1059   TPT; use tax; education – SUPPORT

Senate: ED 1/28 DPA 5-3-1-0 +APPROP 2/6 W/D + Rules 2/17 PFC – Passed Caucuses – Senate COW 2/24- ED (ref Bill) adopted /Allen flr amend (ref Bill) adopted – => Floor 18-11-1-0

House: ED 3/16 2 PM + Rules

SB1152 medical student loan program – SUPPORT

Senate: HEWD 2/10 DP 7-0-0- + Rules 2/17 PFC –  Floor 29-0-1

House: ED 3/16 2 PM + APPROP 3/18 2 PM +Rules

SB1166 appropriation; STEM internships – SUPPORT

Senate: HEWD 2/3 DPA 7-0-0 + APPROPS – 2/25 6-1-2 + Rules 3/2 PFC –  Floor 28-2-0

House: Pending Assignment

SB1243  technical correction; liquor licensees; entrances (STRIKE EVERYTHING – Small Business Investment Tax Credit ) [Angel Tax Credit]

Senate:  APPROP 2/25 DP/SE 7-2-0-0+ Rules PFC => Floor

SB1247  luxury tax; exemption; technical correction (STRIKE EVERYTHING –  hospital; assessment; unreimbursed costs)

Senate: APPROP 2/25 DP/SE 7-2-0-0+ Rules 3/2 PFC – Passed Caucuses=> Floor

SB1334  pharmacists; vaccines – SUPPORT

Senate: HHS 2/20 DPA 5-1-2+ Rules 2/24 PFC=> Floor 26-4-0

House: HHS + Rules

SB1403 fourth-year funding; CTEDs – SUPPORT

Senate: APPROP 2/11 DP 8-0-1-0 + Rules 2/17 PFC – Passed Caucuses => Floor 3/3 30-0-0

House:  ED 3/16 2 PM + Rules

SB1439 breast implant surgery; informed consent

Senate:  HHS  2/19 DP 8-0-0 + Rules 2/24 PFC=> Floor 30-0

House: HHS + Rules

SB1571 newborn screening program; fee – SUPPORT

Senate:  HHS DP 9-0-0-0 + Rules 2/24 PFC – Passed Caucus & COW=> Floor 3/2 26-2-2-0

House: HHS + Rules

Bills that did not progress 

Bills must be heard in the originating chamber by February 21, 2020 and in the second chamber by March 27, 2020.  Additional time is given to appropriations bills and for rules.

HCR2031 education; TPT; use tax – SUPPORT

House: Not Assigned to Committee – Companion  Senate SCR1002 Progressing

HB2020 ABOR; tuition; actual cost; deduction

House: Not Assigned to Committee

HB2050 schools; immunizations; parental control – OPPOSED

House: Assigned ED+HHS+Rules

HB2071 Lyme disease treatment

House: 

HB2083 electronic smoking devices; restrictions; use – SUPPORT

House: 

HB2091 indoor tanning; minors; restricted use – SUPPORT

House: Assigned HHS + Rules 

HB2254 Lyme; vector-borne diseases; treatment.(As amended) – SUPPORT

House: HHS 2/6 – DP 5-4-0 + Rules 2/17 C&P 8-0-0-0 Passed Caucuses & COW  Substitute Bill SB1057 for HB2254

HB2409 small business investment credit; extension – SUPPORT

House: WM 2/12 DP 7-3-0-0 + Rules 2/26 C&P Passed Caucuses=>Floor

See STRIKER SB1243

HB2426 medical services; purchase; study committee

House: Not Assigned to Committee

HB2429 schools; immunizations; registered nurses; posting – SUPPORT

House: Not Assigned to Committee

HB2432 newborn screenings; report – SUPPORT

House: Not Assigned to Committee

HB2486 immunizations; requirements; exemption – OPPOSE

House: Assigned HHS + Rules 

HB2489 CTEDs; nonprofits; postsecondary institutions; agreements. – SUPPORT

House: Assigned ED+Rules  

HB2667 appropriation; Washington D.C. internships – SUPPORT

House: APPROP 2/19 HELD + Rules 

HB2707 conversion therapy; prohibition; sexual orientation – SUPPORT

House: Not Assigned to Committee

HB2742 use tax; TPT; education – SUPPORT

House: Not Assigned to Committee – Companion  Senate SB1059 Progressing

HB2764 mental health omnibus. – SUPPORT

House: HHS  2/20 DP 9-0-0-0 + APPROP 2/24 10-0-0-1  + Rules C&P => Floor

Replaced by SB1523 and signed into law

SB1028  DHS; enhanced surveillance; public health (STRIKE EVERYTHING – Pharmaceutical Drugs)

Senate:  HHS 2/20 W/D

SB1245 military justice; technical correction (STRIKE EVERYTHING –  tax credits; qualified facilities; extension) [Includes R&D Tax Credit]

Senate:  APPROP 2/25 DPA/SE 8-1-0-0 + Rules 3/2 PFC – Passed Caucuses=> Floor

Replaced by HB2771 – Sent to Governor

SB1267 schools; immunization rate; website posting – SUPPORT

Senate: Assigned ED + Rules 

SB1387 prescription drugs; upper-payment limit – OPPOSE

Senate: Assigned HHS + Rules 

SB1413 insulin drugs; cost sharing limit.

Senate: Assigned FIN + Rules

SB1469  billing limits; health care providers

Senate: Assigned FIN + Rules 

SB1549 prescription drugs; diabetes; reports  – OPPOSE

Senate: Assigned FIN + Rules 

SB1563 adult immunizations; reporting system – SUPPORT

Senate: Assigned HHS + Rules

SB1599 health care insurance; requirements

Senate: Assigned FIN + Rules

SB1599 health care insurance; requirements – SUPPORT

Senate: Assigned FIN + Rules 

SB1600 prescription drugs; importation program – OPPOSE

Senate: Assigned COM + Rules 

SB1601 insulin drugs; cost sharing limit

Senate: Assigned COM + Rules 

SB1602 health insurance; surprise out-of-network bills

Senate: Assigned FIN + Rules 

SB1614 consumer data; privacy

Senate: Assigned COM + Rules