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Fifty-first Legislature - First Regular Session
  Steve Montenegro

Steve Montenegro

District 13

House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington
Room 218
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-5955
Fax Number: (602) 417-3168

Personal Information:
Home City: Avondale
Occupation: Representative/Dist. 13
Member Since: 2008
Representative Steve Montenegro was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives representing LD13 in November, 2008. He is currently serving as Chairman of the House committee on Reform and Human Services and on the House committee on Commerce. His primary issues include education, government transparency, protecting Second Amendment rights, and fiscal responsibility. Mr. Montenegro arrived in the U.S. from El Salvador when he was four when his family immigrated to the United States.

He is a District Representative in the office of Congressman Trent Franks, Arizona’s Second Congressional District, and also a minister. He was previously a teacher at the Arizona Charter Academy and Superior School in Surprise, Arizona. Rep. Montenegro interrupted his studies toward a law degree at Arizona State University in order to run for office.

He is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science. Steve also holds an Associate of Arts in Theology from CBAN and Logos Christian University and currently serves as an Assistant Pastor/Youth Pastor at the Surprise Apostolic Assembly. He is also a trustee of the Arizona Christian University.

He spent five years as President of Arizona Messengers of Peace and is now Treasurer of the National Messengers of Peace and is an Advisory board Member of the Arizona Charter Academy.

He and his wife, Melissa, were married during his first legislative session. They welcomed their daughter Adelynn Abigale into their family in 2012. His hobbies are reading, playing the piano, playing golf, shooting and running.

He is term limited in 2016.


Committee Assignments
Commerce Member Click Here Click Here
Reform and Human Services Chairman Click Here Click Here



Sponsored Bills
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Final Vote
HB2018 P* technical correction; child support
  (NOW: school district budget errors; repayment
HB2019 P* technical correction; child welfare agency
HB2020 P* children; technical correction
HB2021 P* technical correction; adoption
HB2022 P* technical correction; DES
HB2023 P* technical correction; child custody
HB2024 P* technical correction; marriage; property rights
HB2074 P expedited foster home approval
  (NOW: licensing; foster homes
See Vote
HB2076 P separating service members; licensure
  (NOW: military applicants; license requirements
HB2136 P firefighter and EMT memorial
HB2200 C county fire department; authorization
HB2259 P vocational rehabilitation; prosthetic appliances; orthodontics
  (NOW: orthodontic devices; transaction privilege tax
HB2328 P compact; convention; balanced budget
HB2330 P* public employees; bargaining; open meetings
HB2331 P* bonding; taxation; expenditures; district limitations
HB2332 P* qualifying charitable organization credit; certification
HB2333 P* tuition; fees; political committees
HB2334 P* pool pump energy standards; repeal
HB2335 P* mobile homes; recreational vehicles; parks
HB2343 P public employees; compensation; union activities
HB2348 P foster home licensure; immunizations.
HB2438 C paycheck deductions; public employers
HB2439 C income tax brackets; inflation index
HB2455 P unclaimed property; firearms; disposition
HB2481 C permissible consumer fireworks; penalty
HB2569 P child prostitution; sentencing
HB2578 P licensing; accountability; penalties; exceeding regulation
HB2600 P judicial nominees; minimum requirements; records
HB2608 P EORP; closure; defined contribution See Vote
HB2617 P school tuition organizations; preapproval; entities See Vote
HB2621 C fund; state parks; roads; fee
HB2643 P* homeowners' associations; limitations; termination; penalties
HB2644 P* debt payoff; annual report See Vote
HB2645 P* unemployment; employment definition; exception
HB2653 C defined contribution retirement system
HB2654 P full-time students; hunting licenses
HB2657 P transaction privilege tax changes
HCM2003 P copper mining; support
HCM2005 P federal government; fiscal responsibility
HCR2001 P* technical correction; state lands; price
  (NOW: Vietnam veterans' memorial day
HCR2002 P* technical correction; universities; admissions
HCR2004 P* taxes; fees; purpose; transfer; prohibition
HCR2034 C Arizona territory; 150th anniversary
HCR2035 C recognizing Arizona caregivers
HCR2036 P Boy Scouts of America
SB1231 P public buildings; construction; indemnity
SB1363 P empowerment scholarship accounts; expansion; funding
SB1364 P DOR audits; three-year limit
SB1407 C juvenile referrals; commitments; expenses; liability
SB1409 P schools; parental intervention
SB1463 P counties; flood control districts; rules
SCR1020 P Sheriff Larry Dever; death resolution
SCR1021 P death resolution; Bill Konopnicki


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