AZBio Legislative Watch List for 2023

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-Ten 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 Guide for 2023

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

Legislative Deadlines: 

January 2023

  • Monday 1/9  – Deadline for pre-files is 12:00 PM
  • Thursday 1/12 – Last day for sponsorship of bills before the seven-bill limit begins (5:00 PM)
  • Tuesday 1/17* Senate Bill Request Deadline (5:00 p.m.)
  • Monday 1/23 Senate Bill Intro Set Preparation Deadline (5:00 p.m.)
  • Monday 1/30 Senate Bill Introduction Deadline (5:00 p.m.)

FEBRUARY 2023

  • Friday 2/3  – House Bill Request Deadline (5:00 p.m.)
  • Monday 2/6 – House Bill Introduction Deadline (5:00 p.m.)
  • Friday 2/17 – Last Day to Hear SBs in Senate Committees / Last Day to Hear HBs in House Committees 

MARCH 2023

  • Friday 3/24 – Last day for House consideration of Senate bills; Last day for Senate consideration of House bills (Note 1)

APRIL 2023

  • Friday, 4/14 – Last day for consideration of bills in Conference Committees
  • Tuesday, 4/18  100th day of session
  • Saturday, April 22, 2023 –  Sine Die

Note: 

  1. Appropriations  bills have an additional 2 weeks.

Adjournment sine die on Saturday, April 22, 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.

* 1/16/22 Martin Luther King, Jr./Civil Rights Day



Active Bills at the First Regular Session, 56th Legislature, 2023

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

HCR2001 school district expenditures; authorization.

 H-ED 1/31 DP; H-RULES 2/6 11 AM

HCR2002 school district expenditures; authorization

ASSIGNED H-ED; H-RULES

HB2001 department of health services; rulemaking

H-GOV DPA; H-HHS DPA ; H-RULES

HB2003 corporate income tax; rates

H-WM 1/11 DP; H-APPROP 1/11 DP; H-RULES 

HB2087 appropriation; dementia awareness

H-APPROP DP; H-RULES

HB2112 essential drugs; price increases; limits

ASSIGNED H-HHS; H-RA; H-Rules

HB2125 repeal; imprisonment; abortion; advertising

ASSIGNED H-JUD; H-HHS; H-RULES

HB2126 contraception; cost sharing prohibition

ASSIGNED H-JUD; H-RA; H-RULES

HB2137 children’s health insurance program; eligibility

ASSIGNED H-HHS; H-APPROP;  H-RULES

HB2138 abortion regulation; benefits

ASSIGNED H-JUD; H-HHS; H-APPROP;  H-RULES

HB2139 medical services; purchase; study committee

NOT ASSIGNED  AS OF 2/3

HB2141 AHCCCS; dental care; pregnant women

ASSIGNED H-HHS; H-APPROP;  H-RULES

HB2243 insulin; health insurance coverage

ASSIGNED H-HHS; H-COM;  H-RULES

HB2245 generic prescription drugs; manufacturing

ASSIGNED H-HHS; H-COM;  H-RULES

HB2253 appropriation; health innovation trust fund. – SUPPORT

ASSIGNED H-HHS; H-APPROP;  H-RULES

HB2263 tax credits; reporting requirements

ASSIGNED H-W/M; H-RULES

HB2265 appropriations; community colleges

ASSIGNED H-ED; H-APPROP; H-RULES

HB2268 income tax credits; repeal

ASSIGNED H-W/M; H-RULES

HB2269 tax exemptions; credits; review schedule

ASSIGNED H-W/M; H-RULES

HB2271 repeal; tax credits; grants; reporting

ASSIGNED H-RA; H-W/M; H-RULES

HB2274 income tax; credits; subtractions.

ASSIGNED H-W/M; H-APPROP; H-RULES

HB2290 insurance; claims; appeals; provider credentialing

ASSIGNED H-HHS; H-RULES

HB2303 employment; vaccination record; prohibition

H-COM 2/7 2 PM; H-RULES

HB2316 federal government; mandatory vaccinations; prohibition

H-HHS 2/6 2 PM; H-RULES

HB2338 AHCCCS; preventive dental care

ASSIGNED H-HHS; H-APPROP; H-RULES

HB2360 Arizona community impact statement

ASSIGNED H-GOV; H-RA; H-RULES

HB2388 health care workers; employment rights

ASSIGNED H-COM; H-RULES

HB2391 higher education; increased costs; restrictions

ASSIGNED H-ED; H-APPROP; H-RULES

HB2395 repeal; individual income tax

ASSIGNED H-WM; H-RULES

HB2451 prescription digital therapeutics; pilot program

H-HHS 2/6 2 PM; H-RULES

HB2453 appropriation; widening; I-10.

ASSIGNED H-TI; H-APPROP; H-RULES

HB2455 developmental disabilities; Prader-Willi syndrome

H-HHS 1/23 DP; H-RULES

HB2470 AHCCCS; rapid genome sequencing

H-HHS 2/6 2 PM ; H-RULES

HB2474 school immunizations; exclusions

H-HHS 1/30 DP; H-RULES

HB2475 hospitals; early treatment protocols; COVID-19

ASSIGNED H-HHS; H-RULES

HB2476 health care institutions; provider; liability

ASSIGNED H-HHS; H-COM; H-RULES

HB2486 clinical research; psilocybin; grants; appropriation

ASSIGNED H-HHS; H-APPROP; H-RULES

HB2498 do-not-call list; text messages

H-COM 1/30 DP; H-RULES

 

SENATE BILLS

SCR1002 constitutional amendments; sixty percent approval

S-ELECTIONS DP; S-RULES

SCR1003 school districts; expenditure limitation; repeal

NOT  ASSIGNED AS OF 1/23

SCR1004 aggregate expenditure limitation; school districts

NOT  ASSIGNED AS OF 1/23

SCR1005 school districts; expenditure limit; authorization

NOT  ASSIGNED AS OF 1/23

SB1005 unjustified actions; parental rights

S-JUD 1/19 DP; H-RULES 1/23 2 PM

SB1017 AHCCCS; cochlear implants

S-HHS DP; S-APPROP DP; S-RULES 

SB1031 public employees; employment; termination

ASSIGNED S-HHS; S-RULES

SB1032 developmental disabilities; spina bifida.

S-HHS 1/17 2PM; S-APPROP; S-RULES

SB1043 expenditure limitation; school districts; repeal

NOT  ASSIGNED AS OF 1/23

SB1052 biomarker testing; insurance coverage; definitions

S-COM 2/8 9 AM; S-RULES

SB1053 veterinary medicine; electronic means

S-COM DPA; S-RULES

SB1081 AHCCCS; continuation

ASSIGNED S-HHS; S-RULES

SB1082 community colleges; expenditure limitation.

NOT  ASSIGNED AS OF 2/3

SB1084 appropriation; health innovation trust fund – SUPPORT

S-HHS 2/7 2 PM; S-APPROP; S-RULES

SB1114 appropriation; hyperbaric oxygen therapy; veterans

S-MAP 2/8 2PM; S-APPROP; S-RULES

SB1183 appropriation; STEM; learning; workforce development – SUPPORT.

S-ED ; S-RULES

SB1203 income tax; reduction; budget surplus

ASSIGNED S-APPROP; S-FIN; S-RULES

SB1216 health insurance coverage; insulin

ASSIGNED S-HHS; S-RULES

SB1220 Alzheimer’s disease state plan; appropriation

S-HHS 2/7 2PM; S-APPROP; S-RULES

SB1221 health information organizations

S-HHS 2/7 2 PM; S-RULES

SB1238 biometrics identifiers; collection; retention; disclosure

S-TAT 2/6 2 PM; S-RULES

SB1250 employers; vaccines; religious exemption

S-HHS 2/7 2 PM; S-RULES

SB1272 CTEs; in-demand programs; funding

ASSIGNED S-ED; S-RULES

SB1280 prescriptions; public health emergencies

ASSIGNED S-HHS; S-RULES

SB1292 health insurance; essential benefits; requirements

ASSIGNED S-FIN; S-RULES

SB1350 schools; immunization rate; website posting

ASSIGNED S-ED; S-RULES

SB1382 pharmacy benefit managers; certificate requirements

ASSIGNED S-HHS; S-RULES

SB1424 vaccines; masks; requirements; prohibition

ASSIGNED S-HHS; S-RULES

SB1553 appropriation; UA; pharmacy lab

ASSIGNED S-HHS; S-APPROP; S-RULES

SB1562 research; development; tax credits

ASSIGNED S-COM; S-APPROP; S-RULES