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2016 Legislative Bill Watch

NARAL Pro-Choice Arizona Supported Legislation

SCR1001/HCR2032 Ratification; Equal Rights Amendment
Sponsor (s): Senator Quezada; Representative Andrade and Representatives Rios, Alston, Andrade, Bolding, Cardenas, Clark, Fernandez, Gabaldón, Gonzales, Hale, Mach, Mendez, Velasquez, Senator Hobbs: Representatives Friese, McCune Davis
Status: not assigned

Ratifying the proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution providing equal rights for men and women.

SB1019 School Instruction; AIDS; Homosexuality
Sponsor (s): Senators Quezada, Dalessandro, Hobbs, Sherwood; Representatives Alston, Andrade, Bolding, Cardenas, Espinoza, Gonzales, Larkin, Mach, Mendez, Rios, Velasquez
Status: not assigned

Removes all prohibitions against providing medically accurate and positive sex education curriculum.

SB1020 Sex Education Programs; Requirements
Sponsor (s): Senators Sherwood, Cajero Bedford, Hobbs, Quezada; Representatives Cardenas: Friese
Status: Rule Committee 01/11/16

Requires K12 sex education be available for all students and that it be medically accurate, evidenced-based, and age-appropriate.

SB1199 Employment; Housing; Public Accommodations; Antidiscrimination
Sponsor (s): Senators Sherwood, Farley, Hobbs, McGuire, Meza, Miranda; Representatives Andrade, Benally, Bolding, Cardenas, Saldate, Velasquez: Senators Bradley, Contreras, Dalessandro, Pancrazi, Quezada; Representatives Clark, Friese, Gabaldón, Otondo, Rios
Status: not assigned

Anti-discrimination policies with respect to any person based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, national origin or ancestry in connection with the price or quality of any item, goods or services offered by or at any place of public accommodation.

SB1369 Wage Rates; Prohibitions
Sponsor (s): Senators McGuire, Hobbs, Miranda, Sherwood: Contreras, Farley, Pancrazi, Quezada
Status: not assigned

Notwithstanding the other provisions of this chapter, an employer may not pay any employee at wage rates less than the rates paid to employees of the opposite sex for substantially similar work.

SB1407 Abortion; Religious Employers; Contraception; Repeal
Sponsor (s): Senators Hobbs, Cajero Bedford, Dalessandro, Farley, Sherwood: Contreras, Quezada
Status: not assigned

Removes provisions that allow an employer to deny contraception from insurance plans and to terminate employment for employees that opt to get contraception coverage on their own.

HB 2206 Limited Service Pregnancy Centers; Regulation
Sponsor (s): Representatives Meyer, Andrade, Cardenas, Fernandez, Senator Hobbs: Representatives Gabaldón, Hale
Status: not assigned

Requires that all limited service preganacy centers (fake clinics) provide medically accurate information regarding pregnancy. If recieving any state funds, must provide scientific and evidence-based medical information.

HB 2273 Abortion; Parental Consent; Counseling Exception
Sponsor (s): Representatives Mendez, Cardenas, Larkin: Clark, Fernandez, Hale, Mach, Plumlee, Velasquez
Status: not assigned

Removes the requirement that a physician act as counselor to patients seeking abortion care and allows counselors to fulfill that role.

HB 2274 Abortion; Parental Consent; Exception
Sponsor (s): Representatives Mendez, Cardenas, Larkin: Clark, Fernandez, Hale, Mach, Plumlee, Velasquez
Status: not assigned

Allows an attending physician to accept the legal consent of a minor so long as the minor is mentally and physically competent to give consent and provide the risks associated with pregnancy and is informed of the duration of pregnancy and the type of abortion care to be performed.

HB 2409 Abortion; Limited Service Pregnancy Centers; Licensure
Sponsor (s): Representatives Mendez, Alston, Bolding, Cardenas, Espinoza, Larkin, Plumlee: Andrade, Clark, Fernandez, Friese, Gabaldón, Gonzales, Hale, Otondo, Rios, Velasquez, Wheeler
Status: not assigned

Requires licensing of limited service pregnancy centers (fake clinics).

HB 2410 Sex Education Curricula; Requirements
Sponsor (s): Representatives Mendez, Alston, Bolding, Cardenas, Larkin, Mach, Rios, Saldate, Plumlee: Andrade, Clark, Espinoza, Fernandez, Friese, Gabaldón, Gonzales, Hale, McCune Davis, Otondo, Velasquez, Wheeler
Status: not assigned

Requires that school curricula must conform to providing medically accurate, evidence-based, age-appropropriate sex education that includes information regarding birth control and STD/STI prevention.

HB 2411 Telemedicine; Abortion; Prohibition; Repeal
Sponsor (s): Representatives Mendez, Larkin, Mach, Velasquez: Alston, Clark, Fernandez, Gonzales, Otondo, Plumlee
Status: not assigned

Repeals telemedicine regulations/laws for abortion care services.

HB 2412 Nursing Board; Rules; Abortion
Sponsor (s): Representatives Mendez, Cardenas, Larkin, Velasquez: Alston, Clark, Fernandez, Friese, Gonzales, Mach, Otondo, Plumlee, Wheeler
Status: not assigned

Removes limitations on education and scope of practice for nurses regarding abortion care and training.

HB 2413 Employment Discrimination; Prohibition
Sponsor (s): Representatives Mach, Mendez, Meyer
Status: not assigned

Makes unlawful employment practice for an employment agency to fail or refuse to refer for employment or otherwise to discriminate against any individual because of the individual's race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age or national origin or on the basis of disability.age or national origin or on the basis of disability.

HB 2414 Public Accommodations; Antidiscrimination
Sponsor (s): Representatives Mach, Mendez, Meyer
Status: not assigned

Discrimination in places of public accommodation against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or ancestry is contrary to the policy of this state and shall be deemed unlawful.

HB 2415 Housing Discrimination; Prohibition
Sponsor (s): Representatives Mach, Mendez, Meyer
Status: not assigned

A person whose business includes engaging in residential real estate related transactions may not discriminate against a person in making a real estate related transaction available or in the terms or conditions of a real estate related transaction because race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age or national origin or on the basis of disability.age or national origin or on the basis of disability.




NARAL Pro-Choice Arizona Opposed Legislation

SB 1324 Abortion Clinics; Medication Abortions
Sponsor (s): Senators Yee, Barto, Kavanagh, Lesko, Miranda, Smith, Yarbrough; Representatives Borrelli, Leach, Mitchell, Montenegro: Senators Allen S, Begay, Biggs, Donahue, Farnsworth D, Griffin, Shooter, Worsley; Representatives Livingston, Lovas, Mesnard, Weninger
Status: Signed by Gov. Doug Ducey on March 31, 2016

Requires abortion procedure rules to include that any medication, drug or other substance used to induce or cause a medication abortion be administered in compliance with the Mifeprex final printing label protocol approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and in effect as of December 31, 2015. NOT in compliance with previous court rulings.

SB 1474 Human Fetus; Embryo; Prohibited Actions
Sponsor (s): Senators/Representives Allens, Yee, Barto, Kavanagh, Lesko, Miranda, Smith, Yarbrough; Borrelli, Leach, Mitchell, Montenegro: Allen S, Begay, Biggs, Donahue, Farnsworth D, Griffin, Shooter, Worsley; Livingston, Lovas, Mesnard, Weninger, Lesko, Lesko, Gowan, Shope, Finchem, Olsen, Pertersn, Bowers, Fann, Gray, Kern, Lawrence, Noorgard
Status: Signed by Gov. Doug Ducey on March 31, 2016

Broadens prohibited actions related to the use of a human fetus, embryo or any part resulting from an abortion and excludes all efforts to provide stem cell material for research and medical advancement.

SB 1485 Payroll Deductions; Charitable Contributions; Prohibition
Sponsor (s): Senators/Representives Allen, Yee, Biggs, Smith, Yarbrough; Petersen, Griffin, Shooter
Status: Signed by Gov. Doug Ducey on March 31, 2016

Prohibits state employees from making payroll deduction donations to a charitable organization that provides abortion for family planning purposes.

HB 2552 Delegation of Powers; Parent; Custodian
Sponsor (s): Representatives Allen J, Barton, Borrelli, Montenegro: Bowers, Coleman, Fann, Leach, Livingston, Lovas, Mesnard, Mitchell, Rivero, Townsend
Status: assigned Senate Health Committee
Court appointed guardians with custodial authority may NOT consent to abortion healthcare for minor children in their custody.

HB 2599 AHCCCS; Provider Participation; Exclusions
Sponsor (s): Representatives Olson
Status: assigned Senate Health Committee

Seeks to eliminate funding for abortion providers who also receive federal funds for other services not related to abortion care; would negatively impact independent abortion providers and PPAZ who take insurance and federal grant monies for services to under-served communities.

 
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