You voted them into office. Now find out if your legislators are voting with you on key issues.
Center for Arizona Policy’s 2018 Family Issues Voting Records provide a quick and easy look at how legislators voted on life, marriage and family, and religious freedom in the 2018 legislative session.
Click here to access the 2018 Family Issues Voting Records
Find out how your legislators voted on these CAP-supported bills:
- Enhancing abortion reporting requirements (SB 1394; sponsor: Sen. Barto)
- Giving in vitro embryos a better chance at life (SB 1393; sponsor: Sen. Barto)
- Finding forever homes for babies born in dangerous circumstances (SB 1473; sponsor, Sen. Barto)
- Ensuring fair treatment for charter and private schools (HB 2460 and HB 2461; sponsor: Rep. Leach)
- Protecting First Amendment rights on college campuses (HB 2563; sponsor: Rep. Boyer)
- Allowing homeschool students to get college credit in dual enrollment classes (HB 2536; sponsor: Rep. Bowers)
To find out who your legislators are, click here.
Arizona Families Win:
Arizona families are the big winners this legislative session.
All seven of the CAP-supported bills listed above were passed by the legislature and signed into law by Governor Ducey.
In addition, CAP was involved in securing funding for nonprofit organizations serving homeless pregnant women (excluding entities that promote, refer or perform abortions) (SB 1520), and ensuring that abortion regulations are not weakened through the reduction of occupational licensing barriers (SB 1273).
75 Bad Bills Defeated:
Over seventy-five “bad bills” were introduced during the 2018 legislative session undermining life, marriage and family, and religious freedom. For example:
- Legalizing doctor-prescribed death
- Eliminating over thirty pro-life statutes and provisions by removing regulations and restrictions on abortion
- Prohibiting professional counselors and mental health professionals from helping minors with unwanted same-sex attraction and gender identity issues
- Expanding state lottery games
- Allowing a person to select “nonbinary” as their gender on their driver’s license and requiring death certificates to record the decedent’s sex to reflect decedent’s gender identity
- Restricting school choice programs
- Adding sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes under the state’s employment, housing, and public accommodations laws. These types of laws have been used to punish business owners wanting to live and work according to their faith and not go along with the “sexual revolution.” For examples, see Masterpiece Cakeshop, Arlene’s Flowers, Hands on Originals, and Brush & Nib.
The good news is that all these bills were defeated . . . this year.
ICYMI – Latest News & Articles of Interest
- Iowa governor signs “fetal heartbeat” law prohibiting abortions after a heartbeat is detected.
- Kansas and Oklahoma governors are expected to sign into law this week bills allowing private adoption agencies to continue to serve consistent with their values, including views on sexuality and marriage. Alliance Defending Freedom explains why this is great news for everyone, especially children in need of adoption.
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