AZBio Watch List for April 25 2016

Learn more about the bills AZBio is tracking at the Arizona Legislature


The STATE BUDGET was not released last week.
Click here to view AZBio’s Letter to our elected leaders on Budget Priorities.

No significant movement is expected on the bills below until after the budget process has been completed.

AZBio will review the proposed budget with our contract lobbyists at Dorn Policy Group and provide information to the community on the State Budget as soon as the bills have been released.


Bills Signed by Gov. Ducey
HB2144 genetic testing; informed consent
HB2386 patent troll prevention act (as amended)
SB1474    human fetus; embryo; prohibited actions
SB1525 JTED restoration and reforms

Bills sent to the Secretary of State
SCR1005 rights of caregivers; recognition

Passed Both Chambers – Pending Concurrence on Amendments from the originating chamber

HB2271 universities; commercial paper
HB2307 anatomical gifts; procurement organizations; licensure
HB2310 biological products; prescription orders

Bills still in the process

HB2309 children’s health insurance program (needs Senate action)
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
HCR2031 personal property tax; exemption
HCR2039 multiple sclerosis awareness week (pending Senate Action)
SB1112  pharmacists; scope of practice (pending Conference Committee)
SB1113 student loans; teachers; appropriation (pending RULES)
SB1363  insurance coverage; telemedicine

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;
SB1006 institutional investor; definition
SB1139 tax credit cap; angel investor
The next meeting of the AZBio Government Affairs Committee will be THURSDAY May 12th at 3 PM AZ/PAC.
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