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Fiftieth Legislature - First Regular Session
  Steve Yarbrough

Steve Yarbrough

District 21

1700 W. Washington
Room 309
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-5863
Fax Number: (602) 417-3258

Personal Information:
Home City: Chandler
Occupation: Lawyer
Member Since: 2002
Sen. Steven B. Yarbrough has lived in Arizona since 1963. He graduated from Phoenix Union High School in 1965, earned his B.S. in Business Administration (finance) from ASU in 1968 with high distinction, and graduated magna cum laude with his Juris Doctor from the ASU College of Law in 1971. During 1970-71 he was a Rockefeller Foundation Graduate Fellow in University Administration.

From 1971-1975 he served as a director in the ASU Office of Student Affairs. Since 1975 he has practiced law in Tempe and Chandler. For many years he was a board certified specialist in family law.

Since 1998 he has been the Executive Director of the Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization, a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization, that has provided scholarships to thousands of Arizona students to attend the school of their parent's choice.

Sen. Yarbrough taught business law at Mesa Community College from 1975-1977. He was a co-founder and served on the school board for Valley Christian High School from 1981-2005.

Sen. Yarbrough has been married to his wife Linda since 1968. She taught high school choral music for thirty years. They have three adult sons, all married, seven grandsons, and one granddaughter. Two of their sons are East Valley police officers (a Chandler lieutenant and a Gilbert officer) and one is the Business Manager for the Americas for Shell Oil Marine Products and resides in Nashville, TN.

First elected to the House in 2002, Rep. Yarbrough was re-elected three times from District 21. He was elected to the State Senate in 2010 and re-elected from District 17 (portions of Chandler and Gilbert and all of Sun Lakes) in 2012.

Sen. Yarbrough previously served on the House Education, Appropriations and Judiciary Committees and on the Ethics Committee of which he was Chairman. He served eight years as a member of the House Ways and Means Committee including four years as Vice-Chairman and two years as Chairman. He also served two years as Vice-Chairman of the Rules Committee.

Sen. Yarbrough was House Speaker Pro Tempore for the 49th Legislature during 2009-2010.

Sen. Yarbrough leads a bipartisan group of legislators and citizen group leaders known as the Arizona Values Action Team which supports public policy that is pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-school choice and pro-religious liberty.

Sen. Yarbrough is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, the Legislative Council, and is Chairman of the Senate Ethics Committee and the Senate Finance Committee.


Committee Assignments
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Senate Ethics Committee Member Click Here Click Here
Finance Chairman Click Here Click Here
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Sponsored Bills
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Final Vote
HB2416 P abortion
HB2544 C presidential candidates; affidavit of qualifications
HB2673 C special sentencing; peace officer impersonation
HB2706 P education; Arizona empowerment accounts
  (NOW: supplementary reading instruction; teachers
HB2707 C general fund revenue limit
HB2708 C homeowner's rebate; primary residence
HCR2032 P paycheck deductions; political purposes; requirement
SB1103 P* unclaimed property; exempt child support
SB1104 P* internal revenue code; tax conformity
SB1105 P* real estate transfer affidavit; transmission See Vote
SB1106 P* ASRS; definitions; service credits; military
SB1107 P* ASRS; transfers; distributions; DRO payments
SB1136 P city or town annexation.
SB1155 C electronic; digital devices; stalking; threatening
SB1161 P* personal property tax; exemption; depreciation
SB1162 P* corporate income tax rate reduction
SB1163 P* business property tax assessment percentage
SB1164 P* income tax; corporate sales factor
SB1165 P* municipal taxes; auditors and collectors
SB1166 P* municipal tax exemption; commercial lease.
SB1167 P* ASRS; comprehensive amendments
  (NOW: legislation; referenda challenges
See Vote
SB1186 P* 2011 tax corrections act See Vote
SB1188 P adoption; marital preference
  (NOW: marital preferences; adoption
See Vote
SB1202 C definition of dangerous drugs; synthetic.
SB1204 C trash collection; multifamily housing
SB1220 P uniform local sales tax base
SB1221 C urban revenue sharing; distribution freeze
SB1231 C state revenue expenditures; limit
SB1239 C ASRS; return to work; contributions
  (NOW: county treasurers; investments
SB1246 P abortion.
SB1250 C donor conceived children
SB1263 C schools; administrative tasks; reduction See Vote
SB1265 P abortion; public funding prohibition; taxes.
SB1279 P* fire district assistance tax
SB1280 P* minors; electronic cigarettes; prohibition
SB1281 P* property tax; class nine
SB1282 P* political committee registration; religious entity
SB1283 C child custody; military families
SB1287 C health insurance; purchase outside state.
SB1288 P* religion; free exercise; professionals; appointments
SB1305 C clean elections; trigger reports; repeal
SB1313 C public health districts; voter approval
SB1316 P* PSPRS; trustees; employment agreements
SB1317 P* PSPRS; CORP; EORP; administration See Vote
SB1318 C city council; vacancy; appointment; election See Vote
SB1319 C government land; restoring private land
SB1325 P union dues; political purposes
SB1350 C public employees; political activities
SB1351 C uninsured vehicles; collision damages; impoundment
SB1357 C AHCCCS; missed appointments; provider remedy See Vote
SB1358 C medical marijuana; residency; location; requirements
SB1393 C greenhouse emissions; legislative authority
SB1407 C schools; data; noncitizen students
SB1409 C government publications; English only
SB1495 C Arizona state guard; establishment
SB1552 P corporate tax allocation; sales factor
SB1553 P education; Arizona empowerment accounts. See Vote
SB1554 P ADE; teachers; liability insurance
SB1555 P government employees; union dues; withholding
SB1590 C employers; group insurance pooling
SB1591 C health insurance claims; information; disclosure
SB1592 C health care compact; funding
SB1593 P health insurance; interstate purchase See Vote
SB1609 PZ retirement systems; plans; plan design See Vote
SB1612 C general appropriations 2011-2012
  (NOW: 2011-2012; general appropriations
See Vote
SB1613 C 2011-2012; capital outlay
  (NOW: capital outlay; 2011-2012
See Vote
SB1614 C 2011-2012; state budget procedures
  (NOW: state budget procedures; 2011-2012
See Vote
SB1615 C consolidation; state agencies
  (NOW: state agencies; consolidation
See Vote
SB1616 C revenue; 2011-2012; budget reconciliation
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; revenue; 2011-2012
See Vote
SB1617 C K-12 education; 2011-2012; budget reconciliation
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; K-12 education; 2011-2012
See Vote
SB1618 C higher education; 2011-2012; budget reconciliation
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; higher education; 2011-2012
See Vote
SB1619 C health; 2011-2012; budget reconciliation
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; health; 2011-2012
See Vote
SB1620 C welfare; 2011-2012; budget reconciliation
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; welfare; 2011-2012
See Vote
SB1621 C criminal justice; 2011-2012; budget reconciliation
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; criminal justice; 2011-2012
See Vote
SB1622 C general government; 2011-2012; budget reconciliation
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; general government; 2011-2012
See Vote
SB1623 C regulation; 2011-2012; budget reconciliation
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; regulation; 2011-2012
See Vote
SB1624 C environment; 2011-2012; budget reconciliation
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; environment; 2011-2012
See Vote
SCR1006 C border security plan
SCR1009 C honoring Hopi code talkers
SCR1010 C judicial decisions; international law
SCR1017 P recognizing pregnancy care centers.
SCR1019 C state appropriation limit; reduction
SCR1020 P crime victims; protection from liability
SCR1028 P paycheck deductions; political purposes; requirement.
SCR1035 C English; official language
SCR1059 C supporting Wisconsin governor; legislature
SCR1061 P Mitch Menlove; death resolution
SR1001 P opposition; gaming; new Indian reservation
SR1003 P Dorwan Stoddard; death resolution
SR1004 P Gabe Zimmerman; death resolution
SR1005 P Phyllis Schneck; death resolution
SR1006 P Christina Taylor Green; death resolution
SR1007 P Dorothy Morris; death resolution
SR1008 P Honorable John Roll; death resolution
SR1011 C national day of the cowboy
SR1013 C Lloyd Oliver; death resolution


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