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Forty-ninth Legislature - First Regular Session
  Ray Barnes

Ray Barnes

District 7

House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington
Room 110
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-5503
Fax Number: (602) 417-3107


Personal Information:

Home City: Phoenix
Private Investigator
Member Since:
January, 2003
Representative Ray Barnes
District 7

Representative Barnes was born September 8, 1936 in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He has been in Arizona since 1982 and currently resides in Phoenix. Representative Barnes was elected to the House of Representatives in 2002 and re-elected in 2004 and 2006 and is the Chairman of the Environment Committee and also serves on the Homeland Security, Natural Resources, and Government Committees. He has been extensively involved with The Council on State Governments on border issues as well.

He is a Republican and has been a precinct committeeman for more than 20 years. Representative Barnes graduated from Haverhill High School in Massachusetts. He served in the U.S. Air Force 1954 – 1957 and was stationed in Japan with the USAF Security Service Command. Representative Barnes graduated from Northrop Institute of Technology and holds an airframe and power plant license and is a licensed pilot. He is a Christian and served as a missionary in the Republic of Haiti 1968 – 1971. Representative Barnes is a licensed private investigator and the owner of Eyes & Ears Detective Agency. He is the past president of the District 24 Arizona Republican Assembly and campaigned for Senator Dean Martin in 2000.

Representative Barnes is a member of the Carefree Kiwanis Club, NRA, and attends the Scottsdale Worship Center. Representative Barnes and his wife Paula have one daughter, Kequette who is married and living in Florida and one grandaughter, Ashyln, 1 1/2 years old.








Committee Assignments
Environment Chairman Click Here Click Here
Military Affairs and Public Safety Member Click Here Click Here



Sponsored Bills
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Final Vote
HB2048 P local elections; signature requirements
HB2073 P state equalization property tax repeal..
HB2094 P* securities dealers; salesmen; fees
HB2095 P* air quality permits; technical correction
HB2096 P* water quality; technical correction
HB2097 P* technical correction; light pollution
HB2125 C permissible raffles; clubs
HB2190 P* nuisance abatement; entry on premises
HB2202 P* county stormwater management; reference correction.
HB2203 P TANF; sanctions
HB2247 P home sales; water supply disclosure
HB2279 P state debt; expenditures; report
  (NOW: state debt and expenditures; analysis
HB2280 P state budget; revenues; expenditures; report
  (NOW: illegal aliens; trespassing; enforcement
See Vote
HB2314 P property valuation; telecommunications companies
HB2380 P eligible persons; personal information; internet
HB2400 P partial-birth abortions; definition
HB2401 P administrative rules oversight committee
HB2420 C misconduct involving weapons; vehicles
HB2424 P illegal dumping; penalties
HB2426 P enhanced driver licenses; prohibition
HB2427 P* technical correction; dry wells; regulation
HB2428 P* technical correction; remediated water
HB2432 P school board membership; family members
HB2439 P concealed weapons permit; safety course See Vote
HB2453 C law enforcement merit system; membership
HB2457 P university athletic facilities district
HB2464 C tenant notice; foreclosures
HB2466 P school districts; maximum tax rate
HB2469 P aggressive dogs; muzzles
HB2479 C bicycles; yield at stop signs
HB2519 P pseudoephedrine products; pharmacies
HB2520 P salvia divinorum; unlawful acts
HB2522 C foreclosure rescue
HB2539 P off-highway vehicles; minors; restrictions
HB2564 P abortion
HB2595 C civil actions; false claims actions
HB2596 C disabled employees; employer harassment
HB2616 P living wills; health care directives
  (NOW: health care directives; guardian decision
HB2622 P dependent children; relatives; disclosure
  (NOW: relatives; disclosure; dependent children
HCM2004 P secret ballots; protecting fundamental right See Vote
HCM2009 P opposing federal firearms legislation
HCR2031 P state budget; continuation
HCR2036 P supporting the citizens of Iran
HR2001 P David Hurt; death resolution
SB1113 C handguns; restaurants; posting
  (NOW: restaurants; handguns; posting
SB1138 P partial-birth abortions; definition.
SB1142 P public expenditure transparency database
SB1242 P weapons; peace officers; posse; reserves
SB1243 P justification; defensive display of firearm
SB1270 P firearms possession; concealed weapons permit
SCR1026 P secret ballot; fundamental right


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