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Arizona State Legislature
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Forty-seventh Legislature - First Regular Session
  Harry E. Mitchell

Harry E. Mitchell

District 17

1700 W. Washington
Room 213
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-4124
Fax Number: (602) 417-3164


Personal Information:

Home City: Tempe
Retired Teacher
Member Since:


Arizona State University Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, 1962
Arizona State University Masters of Public Administration, 1980


Teacher, Tempe High School, 1964-1992


State Senator, District 17 current
City of Tempe Mayor 1978-1994
Tempe City Councilman 1970-1978


Compadre High School Advisory Board
ASU College of Public Progams--Dean's Advisory Board
Tempe Sister City Organization, Vice President
St. Luke's Hospital Advisory Board
Salvation Army Advisory Board
Tempe Community Council Board
Childsplay Board
Tempe Convention and Visitors Bureau Board


Board of Library, Archives and Public Records
Rio Salado Foundation Operational Board of Directors
Jobs for Arizona's Graduates Board of Directors
League of Arizona Cities and Towns, President
Arizona Municipal Water Users Association, President
Regional Public Transportation Authority, Chairman
Maricopa Association of Governments, Vice-chairman
Maricopa Association of Governments Committees
            -Air Quality Technical Advisory, Chairman
            -Blue Ribbon
Citizens for Better County Government, Chairman
Maricopa County Charter Committee, Vice Chairman
Arizona Transportation Improvement Association, Chairman
Arizona Academy


U.S. Conference of Mayors Committees
        -Energy and Environment
        -Arts and Recreation
        -International Affairs
National League of Cities
        -Leadership Training Council
        -Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Policy
        -Human Development Steering Leaders


2001 Legislator of the Year award from the American Cancer Society
2001 Freedom of Information Award from the Arizona Newspapers Association
Valley Leaders Visionary Award-Valley Leadership
Public Service Superior Service Awards, Arizona Chapter of the American
        Society for Public Administration
Distinguished Achievement Award, ASU College of Public Programs
Alumni Association Hall of Fame, ASU College of Public Programs
ASU Alumni Service Award
Phi Delta Kappa-Education Honorary
Phi Alpha Alpha-Public Affairs and Administration Honorary
Tempe Jaycees, Distinguished Service Award,
Tempe Jaycees, Outstanding Educator
Tempe South Rotary Club, Howard Pyle Vocational Service Award
Tempe Elks Club, distinguished Citizenship Award
League of Arizona Cities and Towns, Life Member
Tempe Sister City, Ring of Honor
2003 Legislator of the Year award from the Mental Health Association


Committee Assignments
Government Member Click Here Click Here
Higher Education Member Click Here Click Here
K-12 Education Member Click Here Click Here



Sponsored Bills
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Final Vote
HB2230 C accidents; injured animals; leaving scene
HB2469 C emergency vehicles; right-of-way
HB2489 C animal fighting
HB2534 P special education; dispute resolution See Vote
HB2573 C concealed weapons certification; peace officers
HB2585 C military sales tax exemption
HB2634 P tax credit; university research expenses
  (NOW: university research expenses; tax credit
HCR2041 C Ronald Reagan; death resolution
HCR2063 C Honorable James Sedillo
HR2002 C Lalo Guerrero death resolution
SB1004 P juries; persons excused from service
SB1037 C nuclear emergency appropriations and assessments
SB1049 C bad checks; classification
SB1054 P emergency and military affairs; continuation
SB1055 P ombudsman-citizens aide; continuation
SB1057 C school policies; private actions
SB1069 C AIMS test; graduation requirement; prohibition
SB1149 C victims' rights; criminal offense definition
SB1150 C victims' rights; postconviction notice
SB1151 C criminal restitution orders
SB1152 C victims' rights; restitution; notice; fee
SB1175 C victims' rights; sentencing
SB1181 C e-learning centered schools
SB1195 C ignition interlock devices; installers; manufacturers
SB1209 C public employees; collective bargaining.
SB1210 C identity theft.
SB1264 C silver haired legislature; tax checkoff
SB1265 C Arizona silver haired legislature
SB1266 C outsourcing; state service positions; prohibition
SB1267 C juvenile victims' rights; statement
SB1268 C private prisons; capacity; notice
SB1274 C municipal sales tax incentives; restrictions See Vote
SB1282 C agriculture department; 2005 omnibus act See Vote
SB1288 P* slaughter of horses prohibited
SB1289 P* stranger danger; K-8 curriculum
SB1290 P* HOV lanes; hybrid vehicles
SB1291 P* firearm sales; background checks; shows
SB1292 P* environmental education; technical correction
SB1299 C gift cards; fees; expiration; disclosure
  (NOW: gift cards; disclosure; fees; expiration
See Vote
SB1301 C emancipation of minors.
SB1319 C state employees; salary plan
SB1320 C state salary adjustment; appropriation
SB1334 C hydrologic studies; Benson subwatershed; appropriation
SB1346 C motion picture production; tax credit
SB1347 C motion picture production; tax incentives
  (NOW: tax incentives; motion picture production
See Vote
SB1349 C unlawful feeding of wildlife
SB1351 C deferred presentment; military service members
SB1352 P AIMS; special education exceptions See Vote
SB1358 P care institutions; board; continuation See Vote
SB1362 C game licenses; voter registration link
SB1368 P DPS employee compensation; parity
SB1426 C ASRS; spousal consent
  (NOW: overtime pay; CORP
See Vote
SB1428 C ASRS; optional forms of retirement
SB1440 C labor organizations; nonunion employees; representation.
SB1441 C insurance; mental health coverage
SB1442 C health care businesses; consumer information.
SB1450 C tribal courts
SB1451 C minimum wages.
SB1452 C air quality fund; reservations
SB1453 C transportation board; Native American member
SB1454 P* sales of gift certificates
SB1464 P full-day kindergarten; statewide implementation
SB1479 C use tax declaration
SB1480 C sexual assault victims; pregnancy prevention.
SB1481 C restoration of rights; prohibited possessors
SB1482 C aggravated shoplifting
SB1483 C tax credits; water conservation systems
SB1484 C vehicle restraint violations; enforcement
SB1486 C misdemeanors; aggravated sentencing.
SB1487 P* universities; financial aid trust fund
SB1495 P ELL pupils; standards; weight.
SB1498 C public records; requestors; lawsuits prohibited
SB1499 C office of public access counselor
SB1512 C cross-certification; homeland security officers
SCR1008 C auditor general; reappointment
SCR1024 C honoring Arizona's teachers
SCR1031 C opposing the patriot act
SCR1037 C state minimum wage.
SCR1044 C Buffalo Soldiers; ten-year anniversary
SM1002 C employee free choice act.
SR1001 C death resolution; Pope John Paul II


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