by Asha Devineni

Action on bills has slowed down this past week. The main focus this week has been the school safety bill as well as funding for the proposed 20% pay increase by 2020 for teachers. It has been announced that teachers will strike on April 26th. Considering the strike, it is unclear as to when the budget or legislation on the teachers pay increase will occur. Attached is a link where further details of the teachers 20% pay increase can be found: https://azgovernor.gov/sites/default/files/20percentplan.pdf

The original hearing for SB1519 protective orders; schools; approp on Monday (4/16) was rescheduled for Thursday (4/19). After a lengthy committee hearing, the bill passed out of the Senate Commerce and Public Safety Committee with a vote of 4-3.

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Legislative Update Week of April 16