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Public Policy Committee

The NASWAZ Public Policy Committee is the organization's advocacy voice for all Arizona social workers and the vulnerable people they serve. The goal of the Public Policy Committee is to educate, inform and engage the NASWAZ membership about issues related to candidate election, public policy issues and the legislative process. Specific objectives include:

   1. To set the annual legislative agenda and identify other public policy
      issues.
   2. To educate members on issues.
   3. To advocate for issues and provide legislative presence.
   4. To maintain an email alert system.
   5. To coordinate with other human service advocacy organizations.
   6. To provide training on legislative advocacy.

 

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Our Legislative Priorities for 2019

 

  • State and federal funding for Health and Human Service Programs

  • Removal of the automatic freeze on KidsCare

  • Child Welfare System Reform including implementation of the Family First Prevention Services Act and integration of physical and behavioral health care at CMDP

  • Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Treatment, including syringe access programs

  • Reducing caseloads for school social workers by increasing the number of professional social workers in school settings

  • Reducing gun violence and increasing school safety

  • Social justice issues

  • Regulation and preventing de-regulation of the social work professional

 

 

 

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 Legislation On Line Arizona Report (LOLA)

 

 

NASW-AZ Tracking

 

Bills to follow for week of February 18th 

 

Wednesday

 

House Judiciary

02/20/19 at 8:30 AM, House Rm. 4  

H2466:         VICTIMS' RIGHTS                   Social Justice Issues

H2503:         ASSAULT; HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER; CLASSIFICATION

H2660:         OCCUPATIONAL REGULATION; PRIOR CONVICTION;

APPLICABILITY

H2661:         PRISONERS; RECIDIVISM REDUCTION RELEASE CREDIT               

H2679:         DOMESTIC VIOLENCE; HOUSEHOLDS; TREATMENT PROGRAMS

 

Senate Health & Human Services

02/20/19 at 8:30 AM, Senate Rm. 1   

S1044:         TECH CORRECTION; INSURANCE; UNIFORM PLANS,

Striker: SCHOOL SAFETY; TASK FORCE; REPORT

S1085:         ASSOCIATION HEALTH PLANS, Striker: SAME SUBJECT         

S1138:         MEDICAL MARIJUANA; PATIENT CARD COSTS                   

S1175:         DCS; SYSTEMIC CRITICAL INCIDENT REVIEW

S1286:         MEDICAL MARIJUANA; DISPENSARY REGISTRATION; PRIORITY

S1297:         GENETIC TESTING INFORMATION; CONFIDENTIALITY;

EXCEPTIONS

S1352:         HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVES REGISTRY; TRANSFER

S1353:         AHCCCS SERVICES; DIABETES MANAGEMENT

S1355:         AHCCCS; DENTAL SERVICES; NATIVE AMERICANS

S1357:         DEMENTIA TRAINING STANDARDS; STUDY COMMITTEE

S1403:         PHARMACY BOARD; PERMITTEE OPERATIONS; FEES

S1483:         VULNERABLE ADULTS; FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION

S1535:         AHCCCS; OPIOID TREATMENT PROGRAMS; REQUIREMENTS

S1538:         ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES

S1539:         EXTENDED FOSTER CARE PROGRAM

 

House Public Safety

02/20/19 at 9:00 AM, House Rm. 3  

H2119:         SCHOOL SAFETY; REPORTING

H2149:         MARIJUANA; CANNABIS; DEFINITION

H2597:         SCHOOL SAFETY; PLANS; TASK FORCE

H2693:         MISCONDUCT INVOLVING WEAPONS; SCHOOL GROUNDS

 

House Ways & Means

02/20/19 at 9:00 AM, House Rm. 1   

H2526:         CONFORMITY; INTERNAL REVENUE CODE; EXCEPTIONS

 

House Appropriations

02/20/19 at 2:00 PM, House Rm. 1  

H2011:         VETERANS; INCREASED INCOME TAX SUBTRACTION

H2142:         DRIVER LICENSE FEES; HOMELESS EXEMPTION

H2260:         ALCOHOL; TOBACCO; DRUG EDUCATION; APPROPRIATION

H2364:         SCHOOL SUPPLIES GRANTS PILOT PROGRAM

H2518:         APPROP; ONLINE EARLY LEARNING

 

Senate Finance

02/20/19 at 2:00 PM, Senate Rm. 1  

S1213:         TAX CREDITS; AFFORDABLE HOUSING,

Striker: ASRS; RETURN TO WORK

S1382:         TAX CREDIT REVIEW; COMMITTEE; REPEAL

S1465:         INCOME TAX; STANDARD DEDUCTION; INCREASE,

Striker: CONTRIBUTIONS IN AID OF CONSTRUCTION         

Thursday

 

House Health & Human

02/21/19 at 8:00 AM, House Rm. 4  

H2041:         HOSPITAL ASSAULTS; TESTING; REPORTING; SANCTIONS

H2059:         INDEPENDENT OVERSIGHT COMMITTEES; REPORT; WEBSITE

H2070:         TECH CORRECTION; MIDWIVES,         

Striker: adult behavioral health therapeutic home vehicles

H2117:         DEVELOPMENTAL HOMES; MONITORING

H2152:         RESIDENTIAL BEDS; SERIOUSLY MENTALLY ILL

H2470:         SCHOOLS; IMMUNIZATION; RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION

H2471:         INFORMED CONSENT; VACCINATIONS

H2472:         VACCINATIONS; ANTIBODY TITER TESTING; NOTIFICATION

H2564:         ALTCS; TRUSTS

H2603:         HEALTH PLANS; PROVIDERS; PAYMENT REPORTING

H2706:         ALTCS; LICENSED NURSING ASSISTANTS

 

House Government

02/21/19 at 9:00 AM, House Rm. 1  

H2489:         ELECTION PROCEDURES OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE 


 

 


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