Legislative Recap. By Representative Bob Thorpe


Here’s a quick Legislative recap by Representative Bob Thorpe.

2017 session bill highlights :
House Bills Introduced: 547
Senate Bills Introduced: 532
House Bills sent to the Senate: 245
Senate Bills sent to the House: 236
House Bills sent back to the House from the Senate: 178
Senate Bills sent back to the Senate from the House: 180
House Bills Sent to the Governor: 175
Senate Bills Sent to the Governor: 178

2017 Session Highlights:
$9.8 bil balanced state budget
Over $4 bil for education
$60 mil for K12 construction
$27 mil annually for Univ construction
$10 mil K12 teacher raises
$30 mil annually for city / county HURF
$10 mil taxpayer tax break
$6 mil for DPS retirement
More money for Forest health and wildfires
$1.5 mil for the arts

Bills:
-Emergency teaching credentials
-Expansion of ESA
-Protections for targeted police officers
-Cancer & heart screenings for firefighters
-Article V BBA, COS
-Voter privacy of electronic records
-Private land protections
-Prop 105 bills
-Sedona zoning bill


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