It’s time for another legislative update! The 2019 session is in full swing, and there are various efforts moving through the legislature that would help make Arizona a happier, healthier home for all. Here are updates on just a few of these important bills:
This bill would provide internships for beginning farmers to enter the agricultural workforce. This is an urgent need to secure the future of our state’s agriculture industry and health of our residents. Click here to learn more about the bill and what it would do for communities across our state.
SB1476 was amended by Senator Otondo on February 25th and passed on the Senate floor on February 27th. The bill will now move over to the House. Check bill status by clicking here.
SB1257 would add the designation of Aquatics District to existing Arizona Statutes (A.R.S 48-261) that currently determine and define districts for fire districts, community park maintenance districts, sanitary districts, and hospital districts. This would help rural communities fund water recreation facilities.
The aquatics district bill was amended by Senator Pratt on February 25th and passed through the Senate on February 27th. The bill will now move over to the House. Check bill status by clicking here.
SB1329 would more clearly define recess requirements, closing loopholes that some schools are using to circumvent the two-recess requirements signed into law last year. Click here to learn more about the bill and why it’s important, and click here to view our toolkit with more information and resources for implementing the new recess requirements.
SB1329 was amended on February 28th and passed unanimously in the Senate on March 4th. The bill now moves over to the House. Check bill status by clicking here.
Stay tuned for more updates as the 2019 legislative session moves forward! Keep up with our Facebook, Twitter, and newsletters for more insights, calls to action, and news surrounding these efforts and more.
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