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Arizona State Legislature
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Fifty-second Legislature - First Regular Session
  Nancy Barto

Nancy Barto

District 15

1700 W. Washington
Room 307
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-5766
Fax Number: (602) 417-3261

Personal Information:
Home City: Phoenix
Occupation: Homemaker; public policy advocate
Member Since: 2006
Senator Nancy Barto has resided in Arizona since 1962.  She and her husband, Joe, have been married since 1978 and have three daughters and three grandchildren.

Nancy studied Vocal Performance and Elementary Education at Arizona State University and A.S.U. West.  Prior to public service Nancy enjoyed a career as a mother, school and community volunteer and public policy advocate for family issues.  She enjoys hiking, the arts and time with the grandkids. They are active members of Pureheart Christian Fellowship.

Senator Barto served in the State House of Representatives for five years before her election to the State Senate in 2010 - representing Legislative District 15, which encompasses North Phoenix and Northwest Scottsdale. Senator Barto serves as Chairman of the Health and Human Services Committee – focusing on health care and family-related issues.

Nancy has sponsored major health care reforms aimed at increasing affordable health insurance options, protecting patients’ fundamental privacy rights, the health of women and the unborn. Recognized as a consistent leader for Arizona families, Nancy has championed important medical tort, property tax and homeowner reforms and been a voice for reform in Arizona’s foster care and behavioral health systems.

 Service and recognition:

  • Child Protective Services Oversight Committee, Co-Chair
  • Joint Legislative Audit Committee
  • Project 127 - Supporting Foster and Adoptive Parents
  • Northern Arizona University Interdisciplinary Health Policy Institute Advisory Board
  • National Federation of Independent Business – Guardian of Small Business
  • Arizonans for Prosperity, Friend of the Taxpayer
  • Arizona Family Project, Friend of the Family
  • American Legislative Exchange Council, Legislator of the Year
  • Free Enterprise Club – “A” Rating
  • Alliance of Community Health Centers, Legislator of the Year
  • Arizona Rural Health Association, Outstanding Legislator of the Year


Committee Assignments
Federalism, Mandates and Fiscal Responsibility Member Click Here Click Here
Health and Human Services Chairman Click Here Click Here
Judiciary 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
HB2128 P leased religious property; class nine
HB2213 P inspections; audits; notice; rights
HB2326 P compact; balanced budget; convention
HB2374 C wrongful death actions; disqualified party
HB2491 P hospitals; community health centers; transactions
HB2517 C internet crimes against children; fund
HB2526 C governor's regulatory review council; membership
HB2605 C DHS; stroke care protocols
HCM2001 C federal balanced budget amendment
HCR2016 C personal property tax; exemption
HCR2022 P auditor general; reappointment.
SB1008 P* chiropractic board; licensure; regulation; fees
SB1009 P* health professionals; board-mandated treatment
SB1010 P* dispensing opticians; continuing education
SB1011 P* dispensing opticians; licensure; violations
SB1012 P* osteopathic board; licensure; regulation See Vote
SB1030 P microbreweries; multiple licenses; production; sales
SB1039 P* pharmacy board; regulation; transactions
  (NOW: health care sharing ministries; exemption
See Vote
SB1040 P* chiropractic; limited pharmacology certification; requirements
SB1051 C autocycles; class M license; exemption
SB1075 P* insurance; unfair claim settlement practices
SB1081 P* technical correction; bonds; tax considerations
SB1082 P* technical correction; health services; monitoring
SB1083 P* mail ballot elections; technical correction
SB1084 P* technical correction; dental board powers
SB1085 P* technical correction; game; fish; facilities
SB1086 P* state employees; recognition; technical correction
SB1087 P* technical correction; nonprobate transfers
SB1088 P income tax brackets; inflation index.
  (NOW: empowerment scholarship accounts; eligibility
SB1092 P* AHCCCS; annual waiver submittals.
SB1103 C charitable tax credit; foster children
SB1136 P* nursing facility assessment; continuation
SB1166 C health care insurance; utilization review
SB1171 C campaign reports; late filings; notice See Vote
SB1212 P* behavioral health examiners board See Vote
SB1213 P* physician assistants; licensure; renewal See Vote
SB1214 P* homeopathic board; licensure; regulation
SB1215 P* respiratory care; temporary licensure; repeal
SB1241 P* AHCCCS; contractors; providers
  (NOW: auxiliary containers; regulatory prohibition; reporting
See Vote
SB1267 P schools; exempt fundraisers
SB1283 P* outpatient treatment centers; colocation; respite See Vote
SB1284 P* direct payments; providers; facilities; deductible
SB1286 C charter schools; private postsecondary institutions
SB1288 C prescription drug coverage; medication synchronization
SB1291 C firearms; state preemption; penalties
SB1298 C rules; counties; flood control districts
SB1311 C public health emergencies
SB1315 C incompetent and dangerous defendants; treatment
SB1318 P* abortion; health care exchange; licensure See Vote
SB1320 P cosmetology board; makeup artists; exemption
SB1332 P empowerment scholarship accounts; reservation residences See Vote
SB1400 P* human rights committees; members See Vote
SB1401 P* home care services; disclosure
SB1402 P* safe haven provider; hospital
SB1403 C consumer lawsuit loans; prohibition
SB1404 C health care directives; conflicts
SB1420 P* health insurance; formulary; disclosure
SB1434 P empowerment scholarship accounts; open enrollment
SB1441 C official state metal; copper
SB1450 C securities registration; exemption; website operators
  (NOW: banks; insuring organization
See Vote
SB1464 C student, teacher data collection; prohibitions
SCM1005 P* proposing regulation freedom amendment; Congress
SCM1011 C mortgage standards; urging federal government
SCR1010 P Senator Chester Crandell; death resolution
SCR1019 P commending Israel
SCR1020 P Mayor John Driggs; death resolution


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