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Arizona State Legislature
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Fifty-first Legislature - First Regular Session
  Al Melvin

Al Melvin

District 11

1700 W. Washington
Room 303
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-4326
Fax Number: (602) 417-3159

Personal Information:
Home City:Tucson
Occupation: Trade and Transportation Consultant
Member Since: 2009
Senator Al Melvin, Republican for District 11, is committed to serving the people of Southern Arizona.  As an educator, businessman, and veteran, he is committed to bringing vision, integrity and leadership to the Arizona State Senate.

Originally from Helena, Montana, Al is a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY; the Naval War College, Newport, RI; and the American Graduate School of International Management, Thunderbird Campus in Glendale, Arizona.

In 1999, after 30 years of reserve military service, Al retired as a Captain, USNR.  One of his last duty assignments was Squadron Commander of MPS 2 at Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean.  He had a parallel 40 year career, including 12 years in the Far East, in international trade and ocean transportation, working for three major steamship corporations.  Al's USNR and merchant marine careers included nine years at sea.  He holds an unlimited tonnage Masters license issued by the USCG.  Al was an Adjunct Lecturer for the University of Arizona for six years.  He also taught at the University of Phoenix and Western International University, specializing in courses in international trade, transportation, logistics and economics.  Al also owns a consulting firm, American Quality International Consulting.

Al Melvin is fighting for:

  • Border security to stop deaths in the desert and to save $2 billion a year related to illegal aliens regarding hospitalization, education and incarceration.
  • Improved education through maximum parental school choice
  • Tax relief for all businesses and property owners throughout Arizona
  • Water management including water desalination
  • A cleaner environment and more affordable and sustainable energy including solar, wind and nuclear power
  • Tort reform to stop frivolous law suits
  • Private property rights and second amendment rights
  • Improved transportation options including possible toll roads
  • A real balanced budget and transparent government spending
  • Safe streets and neighborhoods throughout Arizona
  • Economic growth and new jobs with improved access to healthcare
  • No kill animal shelters throughout Arizona by 2020
  • Legislation banning texting while driving
Al can be reached at his Senate office by phone at: 602-926-4326, by e-mail at: and on his website at

Al Melvin understands the challenges facing Arizona and he has the answers!  Al believes that Arizona can become the premier state in the Union and will do all that he can to make that happen.  Al and his wife, Kou, live on the north side of Tucson with their Basset Hound Bradford.  Both golf, with Kou knocking on the door of 80 and Al is still trying to break 100.  Al is an Eagle Scout and is a big supporter of the Boy Scouts of America.  Al is a Rotarian, a member of the Elks, VFW, American Legion and Knights of Columbus.  He is a member of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and the Marana and Northern Pima County Chambers of Commerce.


Committee Assignments
Appropriations Member Click Here Click Here
Commerce, Energy and Military Chairman Click Here Click Here
Education Member Click Here Click Here
Senate Ethics Member Click Here Click Here
Public Safety Vice-Chairman Click Here Click Here



Sponsored Bills
Bill NumberSort By Bill Number
Sponsor TypeSort By Sponsor Type
Short TitleSort By Short Title
Final Vote
HB2064 C training permits; military health professionals
HB2096 P board of cosmetology
HB2484 C veterans; hiring preference; tax credit
HB2579 C photo radar prohibition
HB2600 C judicial nominees; minimum requirements; records
HB2608 C EORP; closure; defined contribution
HB2617 C school tuition organizations; preapproval; entities
HB2628 C prosecutor presence; interview of minor
HB2629 C tampering with a witness
HCR2034 C Arizona territory; 150th anniversary
HCR2035 C recognizing Arizona caregivers
HCR2036 C Boy Scouts of America
SB1039 C uniform commercial code; secured transactions
SB1115 C direct pay prices; health care
SB1116 P disabled veteran special plates
SB1127 P* agricultural employment relations board; continuation
SB1128 P* technical correction; college savings plan
  (NOW: Tuskegee airmen commemoration day
SB1129 P* technical correction; corporation commission; powers
SB1130 P* technical correction; deceptive mailings
SB1131 P* elections; special districts; technical correction
SB1132 P* technical correction; licensing; patent; income
SB1133 P* technical correction; national guard
SB1134 P* technical correction; oil; gas; commission
SB1135 P* technical correction; prepaid legal insurance
SB1136 P* technical correction; regents; land funds
SB1137 P* wage rates; technical correction
SB1148 C workers' compensation; reciprocity
SB1161 C animal abuser registration; registry
SB1162 C sales tax; reduced reporting requirements
SB1167 C racketeering; animal fighting; cockfighting
SB1182 C paycheck deductions; public employers.
SB1190 C alarm contractor regulation
SB1210 C municipalities; municipal policies; shared revenues
SB1211 C property tax delinquency; interest rate
SB1215 P* office of Sonora; continuation
SB1231 C public buildings; construction; indemnity See Vote
SB1238 P* unemployment insurance; erroneous benefit payments
  (NOW: benefit corporations; formation
See Vote
SB1239 P* technology-based reading intervention
SB1240 P* public sale of animals
SB1241 P* teenage drivers; communication devices prohibited
SB1242 P* multimedia production; tax incentives
SB1243 P* insurance regulation; exemption
  (NOW: exemption; insurance regulation
See Vote
SB1249 C supplemental appropriation; CPS funding
SB1250 C supplemental appropriation; IRC
SB1266 C illegal dumping; penalties See Vote
SB1274 C elections; early ballots; return deadline
SB1275 C ballots; presidential electors
SB1276 C elections; postings; mail balloting; amendments
SB1285 C handbook; educational options
SB1286 C nursing facility provider assessments
SB1287 C military retiree; pension exclusion amount
SB1288 C Arizona water protection fund; projects
SB1290 C office of pest management
SB1322 C assured water supply requirements; exemption
SB1324 C critical infrastructure; information disclosure See Vote
SB1334 C return to work program
SB1335 C secretary of state; committee prohibition
  (NOW: filing officer; campaign committee; prohibition
SB1344 C highway construction projects; JCCR review
SB1345 C liquor licenses; synthetic cannabinoids; prohibition See Vote
SB1346 C dangerous drugs; analogues; penalties
  (NOW: class action; reform
See Vote
SB1350 C government contract workers; strike prohibition
SB1353 C health insurance; telemedicine See Vote
SB1363 C empowerment scholarship accounts; expansion; funding See Vote
SB1364 C DOR audits; three-year limit
SB1374 C behavioral health examiners board See Vote
SB1375 C behavioral health services; dependent children See Vote
SB1376 C reproductive technology
SB1377 P* postsecondary institutions; information publication
SB1378 P* professional licensure; reciprocity; military spouses
SB1379 P* county school superintendent; qualifications
SB1380 P* workers' compensation; benefits; volunteer posse
SB1381 P* military personnel; military history credit
SB1382 P* postsecondary education; remedial courses; tuition
SB1383 P* property tax limits; local districts
SB1399 C universities; fixed tuition rates
SB1403 C United Nations Rio declaration; prohibition.
SB1409 C schools; parental intervention
SB1420 C state employees; backfilling; reward incentives
SB1421 C school personnel; emergency epinephrine administration
SB1424 C dangerous and incompetent defendants; commitment
SB1428 P* real estate; fingerprint clearance cards
SB1436 C child care programs; volunteers; restrictions
SB1439 C legal tender See Vote
SB1451 C alternative teacher development program; appropriation
SB1452 C class action lawsuits
SB1463 C counties; flood control districts; rules
SB1464 C mining advisory council; membership
SB1465 C solid waste facilities; general permit
SCR1002 C health care; direct pay prices
SCR1009 P* inmate labor and services
SCR1010 P* Tuskegee airmen commemoration day
SCR1012 C EPA actions; haze
SCR1013 C endangered species act
SCR1016 C rejection of unconstitutional federal actions
SCR1020 C Sheriff Larry Dever; death resolution
SCR1021 P death resolution; Bill Konopnicki
SR1004 P death resolution; Bud Strom
SR1005 C partnership; Azerbaijan; U.S.


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