AZBio Legislative Watch List 2024

AZBio Legislative Watch List for 2024

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 2024

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

Legislative Deadlines: Second Regular Session, 56th Legislature, 2024

January 2024

  • Monday 1/8  – Deadline for pre-files is 12:00 PM
  • Thursday 1/11 – Last day for sponsorship of bills before the seven-bill limit begins (5:00 PM)
  • Tuesday 1/16* Senate Bill Request Deadline (5:00 p.m.)
  • Monday 1/22 Senate Bill Intro Set Preparation Deadline (5:00 p.m.)
  • Monday 1/29 Senate Bill Introduction Deadline (5:00 p.m.)

FEBRUARY 2023

  • Friday 2/2  – House Bill Request Deadline (5:00 p.m.)
  • Monday 2/5 – House Bill Introduction Deadline (5:00 p.m.)
  • Friday 2/16 – Last Day to Hear SBs in Senate Committees / Last Day to Hear HBs in House Committees 

MARCH 2023

  • Friday 3/22 – Last day for House consideration of Senate bills; Last day for Senate consideration of House bills (Note 1)

APRIL 2023

  • Friday, 4/12 – Last day for consideration of bills in Conference Committees
  • Tuesday, 4/16  100th day of session
  • Saturday, April 20, 2023 –  Sine Die

Note: 

  1. Appropriations  bills have an additional 2 weeks.

Adjournment sine die on Saturday, April 20, 2024– 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.

Transmitted to the Governor

HB2174 school personnel; emergency glucagon administration – SIGNED

 

HB2599 health care appeals –  SIGNED

 

SB1021 scope of practice; process; repeal –SIGNED

 

HB2045 dangerous drugs; definition; xylazine – SIGNED

 

SB1146 disclosure; agricultural vaccinations; prohibition  VETOED

 

SB1165 pharmacy audit; procedures; prohibition – SIGNED

 

SB1250 AHCCCS; claims – SIGNED

 

House Bills

HCR2060 lawful presence; e-verify program; penalties
    (NOW: border; benefits; fentanyl; illegal entry)

H APPROP – DPA; RULES C&P; Transmitted to Senate

S MAPS – DPA/SE; RULES PFC; COW Amendment 2035

 

HB2035 insurance; claims; appeals; provider credentialing

H HHS DP; H RULES C&P; Transmitted to Senate

S HHS DP; S APPROP DPA; S RULES

HB2112 insurance coverage; hearing aids; children

H HHS – DPA; H RULES C&P; Transmitted to Senate

S FICO DP; S RULES PFC; Floor

HB2406 agricultural vaccinations; disclosure NOW: agriculture; hemp; regulation; vaccination; disclosure

H LARA DP; H RULES C&P; Transmitted to Senate

S NREW DP; SRULES C&P; FLOOR – Motion to Reconsider 4/2

HB2436 state contracts; foreign adversary; prohibition

H GOV DP; H RULES C&P; Transmitted to Senate

S GOV DP; S RULES

HB2442 school immunizations; exclusions

H HHS DP; H RULES C&P; Transmitted to Senate

S HHS 3/12 DP; S RULES PFC; FLOOR

HB2449 mental health conditions; medications; prohibitions  (NOW: medication; authorization; mental illness)

H HHS DP/SE; H RULES C&P; Transmitted to Senate

S HHS DP; S APPROP DPA; S RULES

HB2471 rulemaking; legislative approval – S/E Repeals ACA and Replaces/Reassigns to Government Agencies

S/E S-GOV; RULES

HB2686 health profession regulatory boards

H  HHS DP; H RULES C&P; Transmitted to Senate

S HHS DP; S RULES C&P; FLOOR

Senate Bills

SCR1015 public monies; prohibited expenditures.

S GOV DPA; RULES PFC; FLOOR

SCR1020 general appropriation bill; continuing appropriation

S APPROP DP; S RULES PFC; Transmitted to House

H APPROPS DPA; H RULES

SB1013 government investments; products; fiduciaries; plans

S GOV –  DP; S RULES –  PFC;  Transmitted to House

H GOV DP; H RULES C&P; FLOOR 

SB1020 newborn screening; Duchenne muscular dystrophy

S HHS – DPA; S-APPROP DP; RULES PFC; Transmitted to House

H HHS DP; H APPROP DP; H RULES

SB1043 genetic counselors; licensure

S HHS DP; S RULES PFC; Transmitted to House

H HHS DP;  H RULES

SB1164 pharmacy benefits; coverage; exemptions (NOW: pharmacy benefits; coverage)

S FICO DPA; S APPROP  DPA; S RULES PFC; Transmitted to the House

H RA DPA; H APPROP DPA; H RULES

SB1234 pharmacy board; virtual manufacturers

S HHS DP; S RULES PFC; Transmitted to House

H RA DPA; H RULES C&P; RULES C&P; Motion to Reconsider 4/17

SB1407 employers; vaccines; religious exemption

S HHS DP; S RULES PFC; Transmitted to House

H HHS DP; H RULES C&P; FLOOR

SB1570 psilocybin services; regulation; licensure

S HHS DP; S RULES PFC; Transmitted to House

H HHS DP; H RULES

SB1649 misbranding; misrepresenting; food products.

S NREW DP; S RULES PFCTransmitted to House

H LARA DP; H RULES C&P; FLOOR

SB1676 antihuman trafficking grant fund; appropriation  – S/E ACA 5 YR Continuation

S/E – H APPOP DPA: RULES

BILLS THAT DID NOT PROGRESS

HCR2016 right to work; repeal
HCR2025 division; Maricopa county; new counties
HB2033 department of health services; rulemaking Replaced with a S/E 
HB2049 chiropractic care; diagnostic imaging
HB2075 appropriation; STEM; learning; workforce development
HB2105 psilocybin research
HB2117 workers’ compensation; occupational disease; presumption
HB2121 cell-cultured animal product; prohibition
HB2228 AHCCCS; complex rehabilitation technology
HB2237 developmental disabilities; definition
HB2296 corporate tax; business income; allocation
HB2302 workers’ rights; public health emergency
HB2343 employers; employee salary history; prohibitions
HB2344 wage disclosure; employee rights
HB2411 insurance; cost sharing; breast examinations
HB2417 Arizona commerce authority; continuation – Not Heard in S Gov
HB2448 school-based health centers; requirements
HB2513 AHCCCS; preventative dental care
HB2517 AHCCCS; obesity treatment; medication
HB2558 essential drugs; price increases; limits
HB2559 prescription drugs; price limits.
HB2649 cancer screening; coverage; gene mutation
HB2659 prescription drugs; importation program
HB2660 insurance; claims denial; individual review
HB2673 higher education; increased costs; restrictions
HB2682 collective bargaining; warehouse employees; quotas.
HB2710 establishment of state-owned bank
HB2726 utilization review; prior authorization; requirements
HB2758 rare disease advisory council – not heard S GOV
HB2832 luxury tax; electronic nicotine systems.
HB2890 tax credit; care giving expenses
SCR1028 school districts; expenditure limitation; repeal
SCR1032 right to work; repeal.
SB1002 drug paraphernalia; testing; analyzing; repeal
SB1019 appropriation; health innovation trust fund  Not heard in H APPROP
SB1024 developmental disabilities; spina bifida – Not heard in H HHS
SB1037 AHCCCS; comprehensive dental care – Not heard in H HHS
SB1044 Arizona commerce authority; repeal
SB1050 chiropractic care; diagnostic imaging. FAILED 3rd Read 4/10
SB1152 Arizona state university; appropriation reduction
SB1209 hospitals; fentanyl testing – Not Heard in House
SB1251 340B drugs; covered entities; distribution
SB1253 step therapy; exclusion; medical equipment
SB1266 physical therapists; imaging; laboratory tests
SB1362 contraception; rights; limits.
SB1385 appropriation; UArizona; pharmacy lab
SB1438 health insurance coverage; insulin
SB1472 prohibited uses; public monies
SB1478 children’s health insurance program; eligibility.
SB1532 prescription drugs; price limits
SB1533 prescription drugs; costs; affordability division
SB1547 repeal; right to work
SB1648 agricultural vaccinations; disclosure. Not Heard in House
SB1696 health insurance; requirements; essential benefits