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Arizona State Legislature
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Forty-eighth Legislature - First Regular Session
  Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson

District 18

House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington
Room 313
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-4467
Fax Number: (602) 417-3018


Personal Information:

Home City: Mesa
Marketing Business
Member Since:

After serving eight years in the Arizona House of Representatives, Mark Anderson was elected to the state Senate where he served as chairman of the Family Services Committee. Currently, Anderson serves as chairman of the K-12 Education Committee and as a member of the Appropriations and Human Services Committees.

Previously, as chairman of the House Human Services Committee, Anderson was primarily responsible for the legislation implementing the federal welfare reform changes of 1996. One of the key provisions of that legislation was a charity tax credit which has served as model for enhancing charitable giving.

Anderson was also the prime sponsor of Arizona's charitable choice legislation opening the door for faith-based service providers as well as a statewide abstinence-until-marriage education program for youth. Other important legislation that Anderson has sponsored includes marriage skills courses funded by TANF dollars for couples to provide skills to strengthen marriage and prevent divorce. Included in this project was a healthy marriage handbook that is now given to all couples applying for a marriage license.

Anderson sponsored legislation to protect children from Internet pornography in public schools and libraries. Other bills include the nation's first tuition tax credit which allows children to receive scholarships to attend private and religious schools by giving a full 100% tax credit to donors, a bill to give teachers more authority to remove disruptive children from the classroom, and a bill to help young fathers learn responsibility and find a job.

Prior to running for the legislature, Anderson was the executive director of a non-profit organization. He currently owns a marketing business, is married, has three children, and one grandchild.



Committee Assignments
Education (K-12) Chairman Click Here Click Here
Environment Member Click Here Click Here
Higher Education Member Click Here Click Here
Human Services Member Click Here Click Here



Sponsored Bills
Bill NumberSort By Bill Number
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Short TitleSort By Short Title
Final Vote
HB2037 P* full-day kindergarten; supplemental kindergarten
HB2038 P* schools; substantial rapid decline
HB2039 P* school accountability; school achievement profiles See Vote
HB2040 P* school accountability; small schools; definition
  (NOW: residential mortgage fraud
See Vote
HB2041 P* charter schools; fingerprinting; civil penalty See Vote
HB2042 P* charter schools; appropriation; data system
HB2051 C motorcycle safety fund
HB2098 P* school boards; employment decisions; delegation
HB2099 P* education programs; county jails; funding
HB2116 C big game permits; grandchildren
HB2117 C big game permits; transfers
HB2124 P* school board members; training program
HB2138 P* colleges; vocational education evaluation; repeal
HB2202 P* schools; adult education fees See Vote
HB2203 P* schools; reading deficiencies; summer school
HB2204 P* appropriation; character education office
  (NOW: character education; matching grant; transfer
HB2206 P teacher shortage student loan program
HB2209 C law enforcement officers; misconduct interviews
HB2213 C special education; school year
HB2216 C school districts; postemployment benefits
HB2217 C clean elections; daily reporting
HB2219 C beer kegs; registration.
HB2222 C clean elections; primary spending
HB2223 C clean elections; expenses; qualifying contributions
HB2241 C school facilities; renovation report
  (NOW: renovation; school facilities
HB2242 C school facilities board; project managers
HB2243 C new school facilities; energy efficiency
HB2244 C math and science innovation grants
HB2245 P* college courses; high school credit
  (NOW: minimum wage; employers; liability
See Vote
HB2246 C employment security; appeals board
HB2247 P TANF; diversion program; sanctions See Vote
HB2249 P child support enforcement See Vote
HB2253 C ALTCS; developmental disabilities; reimbursement rates
HB2254 C homeowners' associations; telecommunications vehicles
HB2267 C charter schools; educational convenience certificates
HB2290 P* JTED campuses; bonds
HB2298 P prisons; transition programs See Vote
HB2309 C solid waste; statewide planning
HB2310 P commercial sexual exploitation; sentencing
HB2311 C water; maximum daily loads; report
  (NOW: retiree health insurance; rural subsidy
See Vote
HB2318 C minimum wage; disabled employees
HB2338 C initiative and referendum; disclosure
HB2353 C law enforcement animals; animal cruelty
HB2354 C minors; abuse; duty to report
HB2373 P* high schools; nutrition standards
HB2374 P* schools; mathematics achievement grants
HB2375 P* schools; exercise and fitness programs
HB2376 P* schools; personalized learning plans
HB2377 P* property tax exemption; widows; widowers
HB2378 P* school districts; receivership
HB2379 P* teacher and classroom level data
HB2380 P* charitable organizations; tax credit
HB2381 P* state museum; U of A
  (NOW: accommodation schools; school board; powers
HB2382 P* schools; teacher certification; fees
HB2383 P* school districts; associate teachers
HB2384 P* schools; hours of instruction
HB2394 P school tax credits; contribution date
HB2398 C college savings plans; income tax
HB2432 C school teachers; salary information
HB2436 C health care actions; proof
HB2437 C unborn children; guardianships
HB2438 C controlled substances; monitoring program
HB2440 C irrigation districts; acreage voting
HB2458 C emergency; confiscation of firearms; prohibition
HB2460 C valid identification; consular cards; prohibition
HB2461 C law enforcement cooperation; immigration
HB2462 C jurors; regional judicial districts
HB2464 C international remittances of monies
HB2465 C archives building; purchase of property
HB2466 C vehicle title; registration; legal presence
HB2467 C licensing eligibility; lawful presence; verification
  (NOW: public programs; eligibility
See Vote
HB2473 C border technology; appropriations; implementation
HB2488 C drought emergency groundwater transfers
HB2491 C solar energy tax credit; application
HB2493 C energy production; tax credits
HB2495 C schools; energy performance standards
HB2510 C tuition waivers; combat deaths
HB2536 C caged egg-laying hens
HB2538 C sales tax exemption; nonprofit housing
HB2539 C regulations; payday loans
HB2541 C insurance; mental health coverage; parity
HB2588 C day laborers
HB2591 C school districts; registered nurses
HB2595 C amateur radio; operators; structures; accommodation
HB2641 C parental consent; abortion
HB2661 P* corporate tax credit; public schools
HB2684 C state employees; living donor leave
HB2714 C teacher certification; proficiency exam reciprocity
HB2715 C teachers; certification reciprocity
HB2716 C identity theft; factual innocence
HB2728 C 8th grade promotion certificates; elimination
HB2730 C DUI; ignition interlock device
HB2732 C Arizona government education fund
HB2741 P* schools; international studies
HB2742 P* schools; technology systems grants
HB2743 P* 21st century success schools
HB2744 P* school day; additional instructional hour
HB2751 C immigration law; appropriation
HB2752 C illegal aliens; domestic terrorism
HB2753 C vehicle impoundment and immobilization See Vote
HB2765 C national guard; civil liability
HB2766 C national guard mobilization; border; appropriation
HB2773 C AHCCCS; children's health insurance program
HB2779 C fair and legal employment act See Vote
HCM2001 P urge enactment; department of peace
HCM2004 P* television programming; a la carte
HCR2008 P* school district expenditures; authorization
HCR2014 C initiative and referendum; signature distribution
HCR2024 C emergency; confiscation of firearms; prohibition
HCR2025 C state appropriation limit; reduction
HCR2027 C punitive damages; limitation
HCR2041 C military bases; expressing support See Vote
HCR2042 C centennial; UPS.
HCR2044 C health care decisions week
HCR2050 C fallen soldiers; unauthorized use
HCR2051 C fair and legal employment; referendum
HCR2052 P Honorable Carmen Cajero
HJR2001 C Lower Colorado basin; forbearance authority.
SB1069 C postsecondary education grants; implementation See Vote
SB1110 C kinship foster care; grandparents; appropriation
SB1111 C foster care; age limit; extension
SB1192 C appropriation; code talkers monument
SB1297 C payroll deduction; dues; activities; statement
SB1361 C AHCCCS; eligibility
SB1442 C school districts; unemployment compensation fund
SB1606 C civil process service; fees
SB1631 C appropriation; charter schools stimulus fund
SB1632 C charter schools; sponsorship
SB1633 P charter schools; transfer of credits See Vote
SCR1010 P support commemorative postage stamp
SCR1015 C referenda and initiatives; legislative restrictions


P* = Prime Prime Sponsor, P = Prime Sponsor, C = Co-Sponsor