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.
AZBio is supported at the State Capitol by our contract lobbyists at Dorn Policy Group.
- 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
- Friday 3/26 Last Day to Hear SBs in House Committees / Last Day to Hear HBs in Senate Committees
- 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
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.
Transmitted to Governor
HB2069 genetic testing; private property – NOW: genetic testing; requirements; data; enforcement” SIGNED
HB2119 health care insurance; amendments (Sub SB1075) SIGNED
HB2311 laboratory procedures; chiropractors SIGNED
HB2438 commerce authority; career landscape information SIGNED
HB2454 telehealth; health care providers; requirements SIGNED
HB2615 epinephrine injections; first responders immunity SIGNED
HB2621 prior authorization; uniform request forms SIGNED
SB1001 breast implant surgery; informed consent SIGNED
SB1011 maternal mental health; advisory committee SIGNED
SB1092 deaf; hard of hearing; deafblind SIGNED
SB1096 commercial driver licenses; third parties – STRIKER supplemental appropriations; AHCCCS administration (KidsCare) SIGNED w/EMERGENCY
SB1113 unused tax credit; termination; time – SIGNED
SB1219 donated medicine; requirements SIGNED
SB1250 overdose; disease prevention; programs – SIGNED
SB1278 health professionals; preceptorships SIGNED
SB1310 support cancer victims special plates SIGNED
SB1353 anti-rabies vaccination; rabies titer (NOW: terminally ill patients; compounding; pharmacy) SIGNED
SB1505 health information; disclosures; prohibition SIGNED
NOTE: After a Bill is received by Governor having been passed by both House and Senate, the Governor may sign the Bill or allow the Bill to become law without his signature if he takes no action during next five days (or ten days after adjournment).
The Governor may veto a Bill, but must return Bill to House stating his reasons. The House and Senate may override the Governor’s veto by a two thirds vote (or three-fourths, if an emergency measure).
|HB2017||appropriation; STEM; learning; workforce development
Passed H-ED, Passed Rules, Transmitted to SENATE
Passed S-ED, Passed S-APPROP Pending Rules – Watch Budget Bills
|HB2024||CTEDs; internships; funding – Support
Passed H-ED, Passed H-RULES, Transmitted to SENATE
Passed S-ED, Pending Rules – Watch Budget Bills
|HB2124||CTEDs; average daily membership – Support
Passed H-ED, APPROP (W/D), Passed RULES, Transmitted to SENATE
Passed S-ED, Pending RULES – Watch Budget Bills
|HB2190||criminal justice case information; reporting
(NOW: reporting; criminal justice case information) Opposed to Strike Everything : H.B. 2190, relating to vaccines; governments;
businesses 5/20 FAILED in Senate on 3rd Read – Motion to reconsider carried on 5/24
|HB2427||unused tax credit; termination; time. NOW: attendance boundaries; schools; open enrollment
Passed H-WM, Passed RULES, Transmitted to SENATE
Passed S-FIN -Passed Rules, Pending Floor
|HB2538||supported decision-making; supporter obligations
Passed H-JUD, Passed RULES, Transmitted to SENATE
Passed S-JUD, Passed Rules, 5/26 Failed 3rd read 15-14-1
|HB2562||tax credit; affordable housing. – Watch for potential amendment|
|SB1078||medical student loan program
Passed S-APPROP, Passed RULES, Transmitted to HOUSE
Passed S-APPROP, Pending RULES
|SB1270||insurance; prescription drugs; step therapy – Support
Passed S-HHS, Passed RULES , Transmitted to HOUSE
Passed H-HHS, Passed RULES, Pending Floor
|SB1295||advanced placement courses; exams; appropriations – Support
Passed S-ED, Passed S-APPROP, Passed RULES, Transmitted to HOUSE
Passed H-ED, Passed H-APPROP, Pending RULES
|SB1680||newborn screening program; testing – Support
Passed S-HHS, Passed S-RULES – Transmitted to HOUSE
Passed H-HHS, Passed H-APPROP, Pending Rules
See BUDGET Bill page 12
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.
HB2061 CTEDs; nonprofits; postsecondary institutions; agreements
HB2062 student apprenticeship program; tax credits
HB2065 medical freedom; parental rights
HB2102 AHCCCS; pregnant women; dental care
HB2103 nursing shortage; workforce preparation; plan
HB2123 CTEDs; fourth-year funding – Strike everything amendment to H.B. 2123, relating to pupil suspensions and expulsions; schools – S/E Failed on Concurrence
HB2254 end-of-life decisions; terminally ill patients
HB2255 commerce authority; qualified investors; report
HB2352 tax credits; grants; reporting; repeals
HB2353 tax expenditures; review; sunset
HB2422 patients’ bill of rights
HB2423 immunizations; exemption; requirements
HB2487 conversion therapy; prohibition; sexual orientation
HB2500 youth entrepreneurship; pilot program; appropriation
HB2512 medical services; purchase; premiums
HB2514 smoking regulation; electronic smoking devices
HB2515 electronic smoking devices; tobacco sales
HB2540 developmental disabilities; spina bifida.
HB2564 children’s health insurance; waiting period
HB2625 overdose; disease prevention; programs
HB2630 maternal mental health; advisory committee.
HB2637 appropriation; STEM internships. – SEE SB1174
HB2644 school health program; appropriation.
HB2653 government contracts; antidiscrimination; civil rights
HB2687 medical products; condition of employment.
HB2695 HIV medication; prior authorization; prohibition
HB2761 essential drugs; price increases; limits
HB2865 personal data; processing; security standards
HB2890 prescription drugs; upper payment limit.
SB1075 health care insurance; amendments.
SB1103 lieutenant governor; duties; ballot – STRIKER tobacco, vaping
SB1108 tax omnibus
SB1109 individual income tax; rate adjustment
SB1190 price gouging; abnormal market disruptions
SB1093 developmental disabilities; spina bifida
SB1145 telemedicine; physicians
SB1174 appropriation; STEM internships
SB1179 CTEDs; fourth-year funding.
SB1206 health care insurance; hearing aids
SB1289 fourth-year funding; CTEDs
SB1302 CTEDs; average daily membership.
SB1320 health insurance; surprise out-of-network bills
SB1418 pharmacy; compounding; terminally ill patients See SB1353
SB1421 appropriations; STEM internships.- See SB1174
SB1430highly fatal; definition
SB1523 health insurance; requirements; essential benefits.
SB1528 Maricopa; STEM workforce programs; appropriation
SB1537 Alzheimer’s; dementias; advisory council
SB1578 large electronics; recycling
SB1648 COVID-19 vaccine; condition of employment
SB1682 health care providers; telemedicine
SB1725 insulin drugs; cost sharing limit
SB1732 prescription drugs; importation program
SB1749 prescription drugs; upper payment limit.
SB1771 adult immunizations; reporting system.
SB1728 children’s health insurance program; eligibility