AZBio Legislative Watch List – 2021

AZBio Legislative Watch List for 2021

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 here to view the AZBio Government Affairs Policy for 2021

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

Legislative Deadlines: 

January 2021

  • Monday 1/11  – Session Begins
  • Thursday 1/14 – House 7-bill Introduction Limit Begins at 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday 1/19* – Senate Bill Request Deadline (5:00 p.m.)
  • Monday 1/25 – Senate Bill Intro Set Preparation Deadline (5:00 p.m.)


  • Monday 2/1 – Senate Bill Introduction Deadline (5:00 p.m.)
  • Friday 2/5**  – House Bill Request Deadline (5:00 p.m.)
  • Monday 2/8 – House Bill Introduction Deadline (5:00 p.m.)
  • Friday 2/19 – Last Day to Hear SBs in Senate Committees / Last Day to Hear HBs in House Committees 

MARCH 2021

  • Friday 3/26 Last Day to Hear SBs in House Committees / Last Day to Hear HBs in Senate Committees

APRIL 2021

  • Friday 4/16 Last Day for Conference Committees (By Senate and House Rule)
  • Tuesday 4/20 100th Day of Session

Saturday, April 24, 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.

* 1/18/21 Martin Luther King, Jr./Civil Rights Day
** Extended by the Speaker pursuant to Legislative Council Rule 28

Governor Ducey’s Budget released January 15, 2021

Active Bills at the First Regular Session, 55th Legislature, 2021

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.

House Bills

HB2024 CTEDs; internships; funding – Support
HB2061 CTEDs; nonprofits; postsecondary institutions; agreements –  Support
HB2062 student apprenticeship program; tax credits – Support
HB2065 medical freedom; parental rights – Opposed
HB2069 genetic testing; private property
HB2102 AHCCCS; pregnant women; dental care – Support
HB2103 nursing shortage; workforce preparation; plan
HB2119 health care insurance; amendments
HB2123 CTEDs; fourth-year funding – Support
HB2124 CTEDs; average daily membership
HB2254 end-of-life decisions; terminally ill patients
HB2255 commerce authority; qualified investors; report
HB2311 P* laboratory procedures; chiropractors – Support
HB2352 tax credits; grants; reporting; repeals
HB2353 tax expenditures; review; sunset


Senate Bills

SB1001 breast implant surgery; informed consent
SB1011 maternal mental health; advisory committee – Support
SB1075 health care insurance; amendments.
SB1078 medical student loan program
SB1092 deaf; hard of hearing; deafblind
SB1093 developmental disabilities; spina bifida
SB1108 tax omnibus
SB1109 individual income tax; rate adjustment.
SB1113 unused tax credit; termination; time
SB1145 telemedicine; physicians
SB1174 appropriation; STEM internships
SB1179 CTEDs; fourth-year funding. – Support
SB1206 health care insurance; hearing aids

Bills that did not progress 

Bills must be heard in the originating chamber by February 19, 2021 and in the second chamber by March 26, 2021.  Additional time is given to appropriations bills and for rules.