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Fifty-first Legislature - First Regular Session
  Rick Murphy

Rick Murphy

District 21

1700 W. Washington
Room 305
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-4444
Fax Number: (602) 417-3009

Personal Information:
Home City: Glendale
Member Since:
Rick Murphy is a Phoenix native and life-long resident of the Metro Phoenix area, mostly in the NW Valley. He currently lives in Peoria with his wife, Penny, five adopted children and several foster children. Mr. Murphy has been a Realtor® since 1992 and is also a small business owner.

Mr. Murphy has been politically active since 1997, although his interest in politics and government began in childhood. He became a Republican Precinct Committeeman after the 1996 elections and held several Republican Party leadership positions.

Mr. Murphy is also active in the community and non-partisan issue advocacy, particularly in the areas of taxpayer protection, chronic illness and foster care/adoption/CPS issues. He is a past Chairman of the Arizona Federation of Taxpayers (now Americans for Prosperity-Arizona), which publishes the annual “Friend of the Taxpayer” rating of the Arizona Legislature. He was a founding and long-time member of the local Hemophilia Association’s Camp Committee, which organizes a summer camp for Arizona children with bleeding disorders. He also served as a volunteer camp counselor for 15 years and is a past board member. As a member of Christ’s Church of the Valley, he is a volunteer Youth Coach for both junior high and high school students and leads a weekly student Bible study for each.


Committee Assignments
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Sponsored Bills
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Final Vote
HB2217 C extraordinary educators special plates
HB2455 C unclaimed property; firearms; disposition
HB2578 P licensing; accountability; penalties; exceeding regulation
HB2579 P photo radar prohibition
HB2600 P judicial nominees; minimum requirements; records
HB2608 C EORP; closure; defined contribution
HB2617 P school tuition organizations; preapproval; entities
HB2657 P transaction privilege tax changes
HCR2035 P recognizing Arizona caregivers
HCR2036 C Boy Scouts of America
SB1052 P* special detainer actions; summons; time
SB1053 P* process servers; assault
SB1054 P* process servers; motor vehicle records
SB1055 P* process servers; privileges
SB1056 P* process servers; public records; confidentiality
SB1059 P* technical correction; department of gaming
SB1060 P* technical correction; lottery; minors; prohibition
SB1061 P* technical correction; bingo license; transfer
SB1062 P* technical correction; boating rules
  (NOW: adoption subsidy; behavioral health services
SB1063 P* technical correction; tax judges; qualifications
SB1064 P* technical correction; civil rights; restoration
SB1065 P* technical correction; defrauding secured creditors
SB1066 P* technical correction; emergency interception
SB1067 P* technical correction; prostitution; employment
SB1068 P* technical correction; escape; secure facility
SB1090 C dependent children; placement; grandparents; stipend
SB1108 P foster home licensure; immunizations
SB1110 P schools; U.S. history requirement
SB1115 P direct pay prices; health care
SB1182 P paycheck deductions; public employers.
SB1191 C CPS; child abuse; reporting system
SB1202 P* out-of-wedlock children; fathers; rights
SB1203 P* technical correction; child welfare agency
SB1208 P pilot; foster care tuition waiver See Vote
SB1209 C minors; tobacco-derived products
SB1212 P high school instruction; federal constitution
SB1213 C schools; science instruction; requirements
SB1214 C county treasurer's management fund
SB1285 C handbook; educational options
SB1340 C municipal fire districts
SB1348 P* public employees; activities; unions; compensation
SB1349 P* paycheck deductions; employee authorization
SB1350 P* government contract workers; strike prohibition
SB1353 C health insurance; telemedicine See Vote
SB1362 P* insurance; unfair practices; utilization review
SB1363 P* empowerment scholarship accounts; expansion; funding See Vote
SB1364 P* DOR audits; three-year limit
SB1365 P* planned communities; zoning; prohibitions
SB1366 P* international symbol of access placards
SB1367 P* AHCCCS; hemophilia; grant program
SB1375 P behavioral health services; dependent children See Vote
SB1376 C reproductive technology
SB1399 P universities; fixed tuition rates
SB1403 C United Nations Rio declaration; prohibition.
SB1405 P* adoption petitions
SB1406 P* parental rights; termination; determinations
SB1407 P* juvenile referrals; commitments; expenses; liability
SB1408 P* fingerprint clearance cardholders; background checks
  (NOW: fingerprint clearance card; adoption
SB1409 P* schools; parental intervention
SB1410 P* nonemergency ambulance service; regulation
SB1411 P* social media passwords; prohibition
SB1412 P* delinquent debt; agencies; attorney general
SB1413 P* appeals; postconviction relief
SB1414 P* attorney licensing; rules
SB1415 P* admission; practice of law
SB1424 P* dangerous and incompetent defendants; commitment
SB1435 C TPT exemptions; modular data center
  (NOW: modular data center; TPT exemptions
SB1453 C witness testimony; qualified immunity
SB1463 C counties; flood control districts; rules
SB1467 C parenting time; court-ordered supervisors.
SB1468 C duty to report abuse; application
SCR1002 P health care; direct pay prices
SCR1012 P EPA actions; haze
SCR1014 C Vietnam war; commemorative partner
SCR1015 C support; second amendment
SCR1018 P* admission to practice law; requirements
SCR1020 C Sheriff Larry Dever; death resolution
SCR1021 C death resolution; Bill Konopnicki
SR1004 C death resolution; Bud Strom
SR1005 C partnership; Azerbaijan; U.S.


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