Legislative Activity

Sponsored Laws

  • I co-sponsored SB1468 "Schools: Suicide Prevention Training" which was signed into law May 8, 2019
  • I co-sponsored the bill which became HB2113 "Public Restrooms; Changing Stations" requiring one diaper changing station capable of serving babies and adults and is accessible to both men and women; which was signed into law May 7, 2019
  • I co-sponsored HB2570 "Establishes the Study Committee on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls" which was signed into lay May 14, 2019

Sponsored Budget Initiatives

  • I sponsored HB2562 "School Counselors; Grants" which delivered $15M for police officers and counselors in the final 2020 approved budget
  • I sponsored HB2648 "Appropriation; School Support Personnel; Salaries" providing a 10% increase to all support staff throughout the state; the final 2020 approved budget includes $165M for a 5% teacher raise and $136M for additional assistance for school districts
  • I sponsored HB2203 "Appropriation; School Facilities; Building Renewal" providing $34M for building maintenance and renewal; $62.8M was in the final 2020 approved budget
  • I sponsored HB2649 "School Funding; Inflation Adjustment" providing an annual school funding increase of inflation or a minimum of 2% per year; was not included in final budget package

Supported Laws

  • I voted for SB1014 "English Language Learners; Instruction; Budgeting" allowing flexibility for teachers to better meet the needs of non-native English speaking students signed into law February 14, 2019
  • I voted for HB2318 "Texting while driving; prohibition; enforcement" signed into law April 22, 2019
  • I voted for SB1346 (called "No Promo Homo" in the media) making our schools inclusive and stigma-free places of learning; signed into law April 11, 2019
  • I voted for SRJ1001 "Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan" securing Arizona's water rights with our neighboring states; signed into law on January 31, 2019
  • I voted for HB2466 "Victims Rights" extending the statute of limitations from 2 to 12 years after a plaintiff reaches 18 years of age for lawsuits involving minor victims of unlawful sexual conduct and sexual contact; signed into law on May 27, 2019

Stopped Bad Bills from Becoming Law

  • I voted against HB2523, which would have reduced the minimum wage for students; bill prevented from reaching the Governor in March
  • I voted against HB2693, which would have allowed loaded guns in school parking; bill prevented from reaching the Governor in April

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  • Stephanie Douglas-Montez
    commented 2019-06-20 10:20:56 -0700
    Thank you so much for your support of educators! We appreciate you!