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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  • Stormy Rose
    commented 2019-12-15 21:51:45 -0700
    You are an incredible representative, Jennifer, that we are lucky to have. Please know how much your hard work is appreciated. We MUST vote for you and get many others to do the same the next election to make Arizona strong.
  • Stephanie Douglas-Montez
    commented 2019-06-20 10:20:56 -0700
    Thank you so much for your support of educators! We appreciate you!