AZBio Watch List- The Final Tally

The Arizona Legislature has adjourned Sine Die as of May 7th, 2016 5:45 A.M.
Here is the final tally for the 2016 Legislative Session


Wins this session include re-establishing  funding for the JTEDs, some additional funds for K-12 and our universities,  the reopening of KidsCare enrollment for 30,000 Arizona children, passage of the State Compacts for Healthcare Professionals, and passage of Arizona’s Biosimilars Bill.

Unfortunately, neither the House or the Senate Packages contained funds to replenish the Angel Investor Tax Credit funds.

To learn more about this critical program for Arizona’s Innovation Economy, please click here.

AZBio Watch List as of May 15th

Bills Signed by Gov. Ducey 

  • HB2144;   genetic testing; informed consent
  • HB2386;  patent troll prevention act (as amended)
  • HB2271;   universities; commercial paper
  • HB2307;  anatomical gifts; procurement organizations; licensure
  • HB2310;  biological products; prescription orders
  • HB2362;  nurse licensure compact
  • HB2502;  medical licensure compact
  • HB2503;  psychologists; licensure compact
  • HB2504;  physical therapy licensure compact
  • HB2640;   appropriation; pediatric neurological autoimmune disorders
  • HB2666;   governor’s economic opportunity office; consolidation
  • SB1112;      pharmacists; scope of practice
  • SB1363;     insurance coverage; telemedicine
  • SB1474;    human fetus; embryo; prohibited actions
  • SB1525;    JTED restoration and reforms
  • SB1457;    children’s health insurance program (Kid’s Care)

Bills sent to the Secretary of State

  • SCR1005;  rights of caregivers; recognition


 Bills Not Progressing
  • HB2266       durable medical equipment suppliers; requirements (Not Heard in Committee)
  • HB2275        genetically engineered foods; labeling (Not Heard in Committee)
  • HB2321        pilot program; STEM internship
  • HB2523        contact lenses; prescriptions.
  • HB2601        R&D tax credits; conversion;
  • HCR2031; personal property tax; exemption
  •  HCR2039     multiple sclerosis awareness week (used as a “strike everything” vehicle)
  • SB1006        institutional investor; definition
  • SB1113          student loans; teachers; appropriation
  • SB1139         tax credit cap; angel investor
The next meeting of the AZBio Government Affairs Committee will be THURSDAY July 14th at 3 PM AZ/PAC.
Posted in AZBio News, Government Affairs Blog.