New legislative proposals introduced by state lawmakers, and their prime sponsors.
Updated January 12, 2005
SB 1052 -- Provides enhanced penalty for killing the unborn child of a pregnant woman. Sen. Marilyn Jarrett, R-Mesa.
HB 2259 -- Permits a judge to impose a harsher penalty if a defendant is not here legally. Rep. Chuck Gray, R-Mesa.
HB 2363 -- Bars scholarships or tuition waivers for illegal entrants. Gray.
HB 2265 -- Requires illegal entrants to pay non-resident tuition at state universities. Gray.
HB 2301 -- Creates a separate crime for the theft of gasoline. Rep. Manuel Alvarez, D-Elfrida.
HB 2302 -- Criminalizes failure to provide access to food, water and shade for animals. Rep. John Nelson, R-Phoenix.
HB 2312 -- Bans new drive-through liquor stores. Rep. Linda Lopez, D-Tucson.
HB 2313 -- Allows physician-assisted suicide. Lopez.
HB 2327 -- Enhances the penalties for prostitution. Gray.
HB 2329 -- Impose requirements for low water use landscapes in new subdivisions. Lopez.
HB 2331 -- Hikes the state minimum wage to $7.10 an hour. Rep. Steve Gallardo, D-Phoenix.
HB 2368 -- Requires schools to adopt policies to prevent bullying. Rep. David Bradley, D-Tucson.
HB 2378 -- Allows corporations a tax credit for donations to organizations that give scholarships to private and parochial schools. Rep. Steve Yarbrough, R-Chandler.
HB 2402 -- Sets up procedures for splitting counties. Rep. Russell Pearce, R-Mesa.
HB 2491 -- Requires electronic voting machines to produce a paper receipt. Rep. Ted Downing, D-Tucson.
HB 2494 -- Lowers the state sales tax by 1.5 cents but eliminates some exemptions. Downing.
HB 2497 -- Permits retailers to offer samples of alcoholic beverages to customers. Rep. Michele Reagan, R-Scottsdale.
HCR 2020 -- Removes sources of cash for Clean Elections Act system of public funding of candidates. Nelson.
HCR 2024 -- Repeals entire Clean Elections Act. Gray.
HCR 2027 -- Defines marriage as between one man and one woman. Rep. Marian McClure, R-Tucson.
HCR 2028 -- Allows denial of bail to illegal entrants. Pearce.
HCR 2038 -- Permits universities to take stock in private corporations in exchange for technology (a repeat of what voters defeated in 2004). Rep. Laura Knaperek, R-Tempe.
Updated January 11, 2005
SB 1022 -- Precludes retailers from charging fees on gift cars. Sen. Jay Tibshraeny, R-Chandler.
SB 1036 -- Applies new qualifications for expert witness testimony in medical malpractice cases. Sen. Carolyn Allen, R-Scottsdale.
SB 1043 -- Reduces corporate income tax liability of some companies. Sen. Jack Harper, R-Surprise.
HB 2217 -- Requires insurance to cover the costs of foods prescribed for someone with a stomach feeding tube. Rep. Leah Landrum Taylor, D-Phoenix.
HB 2119 -- Says those who admit to "photo radar'' violations can't have their citations reported to the Motor Vehicle Division, which would affect their insurance rates. Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Gilbert.
HB 2130 -- Mandates the state ask for federal permission to exempt "collectible vehicles'' from the emission testing requirements. Biggs.
HB 2148 -- Applies the state's Open Meetings Law to homeowner associations. Gray.
HB 2151 -- Requires schools to come up with an graduation alternative for students who can't pass the AIMS test. Rep. Bob Robson, R-Chandler.
HB 2159 -- Bans the use of car phones while driving without a hands-free device. Rep. Tom Prezelski, D-Tucson.
HB 2221 -- Makes it illegal to use public funds for research on human cloning. Rep. Bob Stump, R-Peoria.
HB 2222 -- Boosts the fine for violations of pipeline safety laws from $10,000 to $100,000. Rep. John Nelson, R-Phoenix.
HB 2232 -- Provides for increased penalties for those who traffic in the business of stealing the identities of others; Rep. Eddie Farnsworth, R-Gilbert.
HB 2261 -- Prohibits universities from using any tuition revenues to offer financial aid to other students. Gray.
HCR 2004 -- Requires the government to compensate landowners if a change in zoning or use restrictions reduces the fair market value. Rep. Chuck Gray, R-Mesa.
HCR 2005 -- Allows justice courts to hear disputes of up to $30,000, up from $10,000. Gray.
HCR 2014 -- Amends the constitution to say that the Legislature, and not the courts, are entitled to enact laws to protect victims. Gray.