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Fiftieth Legislature - First Regular Session
  Steve Pierce

Steve Pierce

District 1

1700 W. Washington
Room 205
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-5584
Fax Number: (602) 417-3224

Personal Information:
Home City: Prescott
Occupation: Rancher
Member Since: 2009
Steve Pierce was elected President of the Arizona State Senate in November 2011. His term began the following January at the start of the 2nd Regular Session of the 50th Legislature. Prior to his rise to the Presidency, Steve served in Senate Leadership as Majority Whip, having been elected by his Caucus to that position just seven months after being elected to the Senate.

Steve is a third-generation Arizonan. He was born in Phoenix and moved to Prescott when he was entering the 8th grade, after his father Delbert bought the first of several ranches now known as the Las Vegas Ranch. Steve still lives and works on the ranch with his wife Joan, raising Herefords and Black Angus. The Pierces have four grown children and four grandchildren.

He is a graduate of Prescott High School and the University of Arizona, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. After college, he headed back to the family ranch, where he has worked for forty years. In addition to the Las Vegas Ranch, the Pierces have a ranch near Payson.

Steve is active in agricultural organizations, including the National Cattlemen’s Beef Board, the U.S. Meat Export Federation and the Arizona Beef Council. He’s served on the Central Arizona Partnership, the Board of Directors of County Bank and the Anasazi Foundation. He has been Chair of the Yavapai County Republican Party and has been elected to the State Executive Committee for the Republican Party for the past five years. Steve has won numerous awards, including 2010 Senator of the Year by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

As Senate President, Steve’s top priority will be to improve the regulatory and economic climate of our State, so Arizona businesses can thrive and create new jobs.

Steve believes in constructive, practical solutions that will improve Arizona and the quality of life for all its citizens.






Committee Assignments
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Sponsored Bills
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Final Vote
HB2137 C dogs; cats; sterilization
HB2138 C department of administration; solar panels
HB2144 C community college correction; levy amount
HB2318 C regional and public transportation authorities
HB2319 P primitive roads; county maintenance
HB2544 C presidential candidates; affidavit of qualifications
HB2549 P state nickname; grand canyon state
HB2552 P agricultural property tax classification; equine.
HB2582 C basis for judicial determinations; applicability
HB2623 C landowner prohibition of hunting; posting
HB2673 C special sentencing; peace officer impersonation
HB2707 P general fund revenue limit
HB2708 P homeowner's rebate; primary residence
HB2725 C agriculture trust funds
HCM2002 P remove gray wolf; endangered species
HCR2010 C legislature; term limits; four years
HCR2032 C paycheck deductions; political purposes; requirement
SB1002 P* technical correction; oil; gas; commission
SB1003 P* emergency planning; technical correction
SB1004 P* technical correction; insurance; existing actions
SB1005 P* technical correction; game; fish; facilities
SB1006 P* technical correction; courts; interest payments
SB1007 P* technical correction; children
SB1008 P* technical correction; Smith-Lever act
SB1009 P* fiduciary funds; deposits; technical correction
SB1010 P* technical correction; occupational safety; exemption
SB1011 P* technical correction; solar energy design
SB1101 C protest activity; prohibition.
SB1111 PB handheld wireless communication devices; driving
SB1117 C immigration legislation challenges
SB1136 C city or town annexation.
SB1154 P* cotton council; employee benefits
SB1160 C city sales tax; residential rental
SB1161 P personal property tax; exemption; depreciation
SB1162 P corporate income tax rate reduction
SB1163 P business property tax assessment percentage
SB1164 P income tax; corporate sales factor
SB1170 C homeowners' associations; public roadways
SB1183 P* agricultural property tax classification; equine
SB1194 P* structural pest management; regulation
SB1198 C department of housing; rules; exemption
SB1199 P income tax; net operating loss
SB1200 P ignition interlock device; time requirements
  (NOW: driving under the influence; interlock
See Vote
SB1204 C trash collection; multifamily housing
SB1209 C school district employees; salaries; posting
SB1210 C corporate income tax; repeal
SB1211 C corporate income tax; phase-out
SB1220 P* uniform local sales tax base
SB1221 P* urban revenue sharing; distribution freeze
SB1227 C insurance; unfair discrimination; motorcycles
SB1231 P state revenue expenditures; limit
SB1246 C abortion.
SB1265 C abortion; public funding prohibition; taxes.
SB1276 P* boxing commission; continuation See Vote
SB1305 P clean elections; trigger reports; repeal
SB1312 C STOs; credits; administration.
SB1318 C city council; vacancy; appointment; election See Vote
SB1319 C government land; restoring private land
SB1320 C residential tax assessment
SB1321 P property tax assessment; class two
SB1358 C medical marijuana; residency; location; requirements
SB1366 C medical malpractice; liability waivers
SB1387 P* lobbying; candidate questionnaires
SB1388 P* consumer fireworks; regulation
SB1389 P* taxation of capital gains; subtraction
SB1403 P certificates; line siting committee.
  (NOW: mandatory project labor agreements; prohibition
SB1409 C government publications; English only
SB1419 C reviser's technical corrections; 2011 See Vote
SB1421 P medical marijuana; taxation
SB1458 C professional licensure; out-of-state applicants See Vote
SB1515 C sales tax credit; tribal taxes
SB1522 P* harvested water; recharge
SB1523 P* sanitary districts; standards for moratoriums
SB1525 C city; town; development fees See Vote
SB1552 C corporate tax allocation; sales factor
SB1598 C cities; counties; regulatory review See Vote
SB1609 P retirement systems; plans; plan design See Vote
SB1610 C state firearm
SB1612 P general appropriations 2011-2012
  (NOW: 2011-2012; general appropriations
See Vote
SB1613 P 2011-2012; capital outlay
  (NOW: capital outlay; 2011-2012
See Vote
SB1614 P 2011-2012; state budget procedures
  (NOW: state budget procedures; 2011-2012
See Vote
SB1615 P consolidation; state agencies
  (NOW: state agencies; consolidation
See Vote
SB1616 P revenue; 2011-2012; budget reconciliation
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; revenue; 2011-2012
See Vote
SB1617 P K-12 education; 2011-2012; budget reconciliation
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; K-12 education; 2011-2012
See Vote
SB1618 P higher education; 2011-2012; budget reconciliation
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; higher education; 2011-2012
See Vote
SB1619 P health; 2011-2012; budget reconciliation
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; health; 2011-2012
See Vote
SB1620 P welfare; 2011-2012; budget reconciliation
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; welfare; 2011-2012
See Vote
SB1621 P criminal justice; 2011-2012; budget reconciliation
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; criminal justice; 2011-2012
See Vote
SB1622 PZ general government; 2011-2012; budget reconciliation
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; general government; 2011-2012
See Vote
SB1623 P regulation; 2011-2012; budget reconciliation
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; regulation; 2011-2012
See Vote
SB1624 P environment; 2011-2012; budget reconciliation
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; environment; 2011-2012
See Vote
SCR1010 P judicial decisions; international law
SCR1016 P constitutional convention; federal debt.
SCR1017 P recognizing pregnancy care centers.
SCR1018 P* property tax valuation limits
SCR1019 P state appropriation limit; reduction
SCR1020 C crime victims; protection from liability
SCR1025 P* public funds; political candidates; ban See Vote
SCR1028 C paycheck deductions; political purposes; requirement.
SCR1032 C new tax; election; supermajority approval
SCR1059 P supporting Wisconsin governor; legislature
SCR1061 P Mitch Menlove; death resolution
SR1001 C opposition; gaming; new Indian reservation
SR1003 P Dorwan Stoddard; death resolution
SR1004 P Gabe Zimmerman; death resolution
SR1005 P Phyllis Schneck; death resolution
SR1006 P Christina Taylor Green; death resolution
SR1007 P Dorothy Morris; death resolution
SR1008 P Honorable John Roll; death resolution
SR1011 PZ national day of the cowboy
SR1013 C Lloyd Oliver; death resolution


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