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Arizona State Legislature
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Forty-ninth Legislature - First Regular Session
  Linda Gray

Linda Gray

District 10

1700 W. Washington
Room 309
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-3376
Fax Number: (602) 417-3253

Personal Information:
Home City:Phoenix
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Member Since: 1997
Widely acknowledged as one of the Legislature’s foremost experts on education and family policy, State Senator Linda Gray is entering her twelfth year as a state lawmaker from District 10, representing a large portion of the Northwest Valley.

Senator Gray is Chairwoman of the Senate’s Public Safety and Human Services Committee and Vice Chair of the Education K-12 Committee. She also serves on the Senate Higher Education and Government committees.

Born in St. Charles, Missouri, Senator Gray earned degrees in recreation administration and sociology from the University of Northern Colorado.

The mother of two children, Larry Jr. and Michelle, Senator Gray has served as a community activist, volunteer, and elected official. In addition to her work as a lawmaker, Mrs. Gray served on the Washington Elementary School Board and as a Precinct Committeeman for the District 10 Republican Party.

She also worked with the Angel Tree Project, which assists children whose parents are incarcerated, and volunteers in her Church’s nursery program.

She has frequently received the Making a Difference Award from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) for her legislative efforts to strengthen Arizona’s DUI laws. Senator Gray is well known as the champion of stronger DUI legislation. She sponsored the extreme DUI bill that lowered the state’s extreme DUI level from .18 to .15. Both changes have been hailed by public safety advocates in Arizona and nationwide.

Also, Senator Gray is a strong advocate of parental choice in education, fighting to strengthen Arizona’s school choice laws and charter school system. In 2005, Senator Gray sponsored the School District Unification bill that will enable voters to decide in 2008 whether their school district will be a k-12 district.

Despite her numerous professional accomplishments, Mrs. Gray’s family continues to be her proudest achievement. Together with her husband of more than 20 years, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and hiking.


Committee Assignments
Education Accountability and Reform Vice-Chairman Click Here Click Here
Government Institutions Member Click Here Click Here
Public Safety and Human Services Chairman Click Here Click Here



Sponsored Bills
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Final Vote
HB2134 C prison contraband; wireless communication device
HB2187 P unemployment insurance; base-period employers
HB2236 C county offices; business periods
  (NOW: county operation; management
HB2238 C AHCCCS; DES; fraud reduction
HB2268 C county and municipal budgets
  (NOW: political subdivision budgets
HB2314 C property valuation; telecommunications companies
HB2315 C criminal sentencing
HB2316 C sentencing; second degree murder
  (NOW: sentencing; drugs; second degree murder
HB2317 P fiduciaries
HB2376 C imaging services; standards
HB2400 P partial-birth abortions; definition
HB2418 C concealed weapons; federal firearms licensee
HB2420 C misconduct involving weapons; vehicles
HB2426 C enhanced driver licenses; prohibition
HB2432 C school board membership; family members
HB2453 P law enforcement merit system; membership
HB2485 C access to child; notification
HB2564 C abortion
HB2616 C living wills; health care directives
  (NOW: health care directives; guardian decision
HB2629 C license plate obstruction; wheelchair holders
  (NOW: license plates; disabled
HCM2004 C secret ballots; protecting fundamental right
HCM2009 P opposing federal firearms legislation
HCR2022 C school district expenditures; authorization..
HCR2036 P supporting the citizens of Iran
SB1009 P* board of fingerprinting; hearings
SB1010 P* family law rules; conforming statutes
SB1011 P* sex offender registration; study committee
  (NOW: sex offenders; probation; monitoring
See Vote
SB1015 P* dispersing unlawful assembly; peace officers
SB1016 P* adoption; consent
SB1017 P* multiple sclerosis awareness special plates
SB1047 P* child safety See Vote
SB1048 P* emergency telecommunication services; administrative costs
SB1049 P* fingerprint clearance cards See Vote
SB1050 P* motor vehicles; child restraint systems
SB1051 P* paternity; temporary orders
SB1052 P* marriage dissolution; disposition of property
SB1059 P* organized retail theft See Vote
SB1060 P* motor vehicle accidents; death; injury
SB1061 P* duplicate vehicle key; possession; records
SB1062 P* law enforcement officers; discipline procedures
SB1109 P voter registrations; death notices
SB1113 C handguns; restaurants; posting
  (NOW: restaurants; handguns; posting
See Vote
SB1119 P* restricted driver licenses; DUI
SB1129 P* school facilities board; omnibus
SB1130 P* school facilities board; project management
SB1131 P* prisoners; transition program
SB1137 P* vehicle impoundment; lacking proper endorsement
SB1138 P* partial-birth abortions; definition.
SB1146 C expenditure limitation; penalty waiver; Pima See Vote
SB1147 C greenhouse emissions; regulations; fuel economy
SB1148 C deed restrictions; for sale signs
SB1149 C child support; notice of lien
  (NOW: districts; university athletics
SB1156 P* local development fees; schools; exclusion
SB1162 C GIITEM appropriation; multijurisdictional task force
SB1206 P* dissolution of marriage
  (NOW: abortion
SB1270 C firearms possession; concealed weapons permit
SB1272 P* community college buildings; names
SB1273 P* motorcycle safety fund; council; continuation
SB1274 P* ignition interlock device; time period
SB1275 P* property deeds; foreclosures; identification
SB1276 P* community colleges; research; royalty income
SB1310 P* developmental disabilities council; duties; continuation
SB1313 C county merit system; hearing officers
  (NOW: project financing review; extension; repeal
See Vote
SB1326 P* safe haven providers; placement protocols
SB1335 C unauthorized aliens; licensing
SB1342 C continuation; department of environmental quality
SB1371 C in God we trust plates
SB1373 C income tax returns; penalties
SB1375 C parents' rights; education; discipline; health
  (NOW: student information; written parental request
SB1380 C schools; utility bills; analysis
SB1381 C schools; ADE; audit authority
SB1383 C Arizona national rankings
SB1385 C school admissions; employees' children
SB1386 C charter schools; charter renewal period See Vote
SB1388 C graduation requirement; college entrance exam
SB1390 C ADE employees; evaluation system
SB1392 C K-3 academic gains; measurement
SB1393 C public education; students' religious liberties.
SB1394 C teachers; provisional certification
SB1395 C common school districts; grade nine See Vote
SB1396 C school board meetings; quorum
SB1399 C GPLET reform
SB1428 C online defensive driving schools
SB1434 C publicity pamphlet; judicial performance; comment
SB1447 P* placement of children; interstate compact
SB1448 P* schools; employee code of conduct
  (NOW: guardian decision; health care directives
SB1449 P* applicability; self-defense
SB1459 C cold case reporting; victim reports
  (NOW: cold case register; victim report
SCR1010 P illegal aliens; enforcement; trespassing
SCR1020 C senate confirmation; justices and judges
SCR1026 C secret ballot; fundamental right
SCR1045 P death resolution; Jake Flake


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