Due to the lateness of the hour, this post will cover only Monday's schedule at the Arizona Capitol. A post on the rest of the weeks schedule will go up Monday night. I'm not going into a lot of depth here tonight, so if an agenda or committee covers an area that you are interested in, click on the agenda and check out the rest of the bills...
All agendas and their specifics, including but not limited to, times, places, and bills to be considered, are subject to change without notice.
Note: All rooms beginning with an "HHR" prefix are in the House of Representatives building; "SHR" indicates the room is in the Senate building.
On the House side of the Capitol -
Rules will meet at 1 p.m. on Monday in HHR4. Long agenda, and mostly, but not completely, non-controversial. Most of the measures will appear on a floor agenda later in the week.
Ways and Means will meet at 2 p.m. on Monday in HHR1. Lots of mischief on this agenda, much of it focused on gutting or completely ending the state's capital gains tax.
Energy and Natural Resources will meet at 2 p.m. on Monday in HHR4. Some "red meat" kind of bills on the agenda, mostly of the "federal government is bad" variety.
Education will meet at 2 p.m. in HHR3. Some bad bills on this agenda, but the "highlight" of the agenda is a presentation on "Biblical Literacy and Academic Achievement" by an academic hired gun from California.
Banking and Insurance will meet at 2 p.m. in HHR5. Short agenda that looks to be pretty harmless.
On the Senate side of the Capitol -
Rules will meet upon adjournment of the floor session in Senate Caucus Room 1. Long agenda.
Natural Resources and Transportation will meet at 2 p.m or upon adjournment of Rules in SHR109. The agenda looks short and relatively harmless.
Judiciary will meet at 2 p.m. or upon adjournment of Rules in SHR1. Some very bad bills on this one. The worst: SB1241, mandating that weapons and explosives used in crimes that are forfeited must be sold off by the confiscating entity within a year, and removes local influence over the process. Note: it is already a requirement in Arizona that such confiscated items be sold and not destroyed. This measure would add a time requirement.
Education will meet at 2 p.m. or upon adjournment of Rules in SHR3. Short agenda, and not too bad. Yet. It's early in the session, though.