AZBio Legislative Watch List – 2022

AZBio Legislative Watch List for 2022

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 2022

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

Legislative Deadlines: 

January 2022

  • Thursday 1/13 – 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 2/4  – House Bill Request Deadline (5:00 p.m.)
  • Monday 2/7 – House Bill Introduction Deadline (5:00 p.m.)
  • Friday 2/18 – Last Day to Hear SBs in Senate Committees / Last Day to Hear HBs in House Committees 

MARCH 2022

  • Friday 3/25 Last Day to Hear SBs in House Committees / Last Day to Hear HBs in Senate Committees

APRIL 2022

  • Friday 4/15 Last Day for Conference Committees (By Senate and House Rule)
  • Tuesday 4/19 100th Day of Session

Adjournment sine die on Saturday, April 23, 2022– regular sessions shall be adjourned sine die no later than the Saturday of the week in which the 100th day 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.

* 1/17/22 Martin Luther King, Jr./Civil Rights Day


Active Bills at the Second Regular Session, 55th Legislature, 2022

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

  • None

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).

House Bills

HB2020      vaccination mandates; exemptions (Opposed)

HB2022       health emergencies; treatment; vaccinations; repeal (Opposed)

HB2029      vaccinations; evidence of immunity; prohibitions (Opposed)

HB2065      school immunizations; nonattendance; outbreak (Opposed)

Assigned H-HHS and H-ED and H-Rules

HB2083     AHCCCS services; diabetes management

Assigned H-HHS and H Approps and H-Rules

HB2089     essential drugs; price increase; limits (Opposed)

HB2099     municipalities; membership dues; limit

Assigned H-COM 1/25 2pm and H-Rules

HB2100     health information organizations; confidentiality; data.

Assign H-HHS and H-Rules

HB2123     commerce authority; adult workforce education

HB2125     electronic smoking devices; retail licensing

HB2144     health insurance coverage; biomarker testing (Support)

Assigned H-HHS and H-Rules

HB2155     health information organizations; research; disclosures

Assigned H-HHS and H-Rules

HB2163     hospitals; charge limit; drugs; devices

HB2191     school immunizations; DHS; exclusions

Assigned H-HHS and H-Rules

HB2196     health care providers; religious beliefs

HB2198     employee termination; COVID-19 vaccine; compensation

HB2205     children’s health insurance program; eligibility.

HB2206     AHCCCS; dental care; pregnant women

Assigned H-HHS and H-Approps and H-Rules

HB2211     medicare supplement; disability; renal disease

Assigned H-HHS and H-Rules

HB2218     medical services; purchase; study committee

HB2230    prenatal care; grant program; appropriation (Support)

Assigned H-HHS  and H-Rules

HB2261     HIV medication; prior authorization; prohibition

Assigned H-HHS  and H-Rules

HB2281     medical freedom; parental rights

Assigned H-HHS  and ED and H-Rules

HB2290     apprenticeship program; income tax subtraction

Assigned H-ED and H-Approps and H-Rules

HB2302     insurance coverage; prosthetics; orthotics

HB2351     Arizona board of regents; continuation

Assigned H-ED  and H-Rules

HB2356     employers; businesses; COVID-19 vaccine record

Assigned H-COM and H-Rules

HB2382     appropriation; health programs; disabilities

Assigned H-HHS 1/24 9 am and H-Approps and H-Rules

HB2384     health care; real-time communication; grants (Support)

HB2386     health care institutions; education; abuse<

HB2395     career technical education; fund; grants

HB2434     surgical smoke evacuation; requirements

HB2474     refusing treatment; right; requirements

HB2475    employers; COVID-19 vaccine mandate; prohibition

HB2483     abortion; fetal heartbeat; civil action..

HB2486     health providers; insurers; estimated costs

HB2490    pharmacists; providers; collaborative practice agreements

HB2498     COVID-19; vaccination requirements; prohibition

HB2523     appropriations; medical workforce development

HB2528     area agencies on aging; appropriation

HB2529     breast cancer gene; screening; coverage

HB2551     children’s health insurance program; redetermination

HB2569     prescription drug coverage; limitations

HB2578     emergency executive powers; legislative oversight

HB2594     trauma recovery centers; grants

Senate Bills

SB1009      state of emergency; executive powers

Assigned S-GOV 1/24 2pm and S-Rules

SB1016       pharmacies; off-label use; refusal prohibition (Opposed)

Assigned S-HHS and S-Rules

SB1017       state finance review; task force

Assigned S-FIN  and S-Approp and S-Rules

SB1021       health care liens; limitation

Assigned S-FIN  PASSED and S-Rules 1/24 1 pm

SB1049       parents’ bill of rights; violation (Opposed)

Assigned S-JUD  1/27 9 am and S-Rules

SB1052       medical procedures; prohibitions (Opposed)

Assigned S-HHS and S-Rules

SB1053       religious exemption; vaccine; violation; classification (Opposed)

Assigned S-COM and S-Rules

SB1111        opioids; informed consent; inpatient settings (Support)

Assigned S-HHS and S-Rules

SB1161       prescription drug coverage; steering prohibition

Assigned S-HHS PASSED and S-Rules

SB1162      opioid prescriptions; intractable pain; exceptions (Support)

Assigned S-HHS 1/26 9 am and S-Rules

SB1163       individualized investigational treatment; availability; prohibitions

Assigned S-HHS and S-Rules

SB1167        health information organizations; confidentiality; data

Assigned S-HHS and S-Rules

SB1195     childhood trauma training; program; appropriation (Support)

Assigned S-ED and S-Approps and S-Rules

SB1198     local governments; lobbying; prohibition

Assigned S-GOV and S-Rules

SB1199    Alzheimer’s; dementia; advisory council.

Assigned S-HHS and S-Rules

SB1245  tobacco; vapor; alternative nicotine; regulation

Assigned S-COM and S-Rules

SB1254  medical product; procedure; mandates; liability

Assigned S-JUD and S-COM and S-Rules

SB1271     Arizona veterinary loan assistance program

SB1298    government mask mandate; prohibition

SB1311     health care workers; assault; prevention.

SB1330    discount prescription drugs; pharmacies

Bills that did not progress 

  • None at this time