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Forty-ninth Legislature - First Regular Session
  Bill Konopnicki

Bill Konopnicki

District 5

House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington
Room 219
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-5409
Fax Number: (602) 417-3105


Bill was born in Detroit, Michigan.  He is the oldest of three children.  His father was from Michigan and his mother from North Carolina.  His family moved to Yuma, Arizona when he was 5 years old.

Bill’s family owned and operated Stan’s Grocery and Laundry in Yuma for more than 35 years.  He graduated from Kofa High School.  He attended Arizona Western College.  He has a BA and MA Degree in Business Education from Arizona State University and an Ed D in Higher Education Administration from the University of Arizona.

Bill has worked for Tucson Public Schools, Pima Community College, The University of Arizona, Eastern Arizona College and the Arizona Department of Education.  He has served on Safford’s Public School Governing Board for 12 years.

Bill has been a successful small businessman for the past 30 years.  He owns and operated 9 McDonald’s Restaurants, 7 radio stations and currently is CEO of WSK Management Systems.  He has worked closely with groups from the community including the Boy Scouts, Ronald McDonald houses in Phoenix, Tucson and Albuquerque and the Boys and Girls Clubs.  Bill is a former member of the Mount Graham Regional Medical Center’s Operating Board and is a past president.

Bill is the father of four children and has ten grandchildren.  His wife Cathy is a School Psychologist.  They make their home in Safford where they live with their daughter, Sara.  Bill has lived in Safford for 38 years.  He has educated his children in public schools.  He is involved in community affairs. 

Bill is currently serving his fourth term in the Arizona House of Representatives.  He is Chairman of the Committee on Natural Resources and Rural Affairs.  He is a member of the Commerce and Judiciary Committees.  Bill is interested in rural Arizona, Economic Development and Planning for the Future of Arizona.



Committee Assignments
Commerce Member Click Here Click Here
Judiciary Member Click Here Click Here
Natural Resources and Rural Affairs Chairman Click Here Click Here



Sponsored Bills
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HB2002 P* stationary tow trucks; right-of-way
HB2003 P* vehicle surfing prohibited
HB2004 P* inmates; tobacco use
HB2005 P* streets; obstructions prohibited
HB2006 P* schools; juvenile probation officers
HB2007 P* CORP; return to work
HB2008 P* county procedures; technical correction
HB2009 P* counties; powers; technical correction
HB2010 P* license plate attachment and display
  (NOW: license plate display; penalty
HB2011 P* provisional community college districts; bonding
HB2012 P* community college bookstores; revenue expenditures
HB2013 P* community colleges; nonresidents; reimbursement
HB2014 P* municipalities; exchange of real property
HB2015 P* county retiree health insurance
HB2016 P* interpreters; licensure; exemption
HB2017 P* state personnel board; members
HB2018 P* writ fee; collection; courts
HB2043 P* corporations and LLC omnibus
HB2044 P* election dates; technical correction
HB2045 P* constables; jurisdiction
HB2046 P* used tire disposal; fire code
HB2056 C workers' compensation; truckers; officer escorts
HB2057 P workers' compensation; deposit premiums
HB2058 P* commissioners; qualifications
HB2059 P* probation; global position system monitoring
HB2060 P* law enforcement officers; hearings; evidence
HB2061 P* CORP; probation officers; customary employment
  (NOW: probation; surveillance; detention officers; retirement
HB2062 P* emergency personnel; liability; affirmative defense
HB2063 P* recoverable jury costs
  (NOW: probation; registration; monitoring
HB2064 P* wildlife; guides; wasted meat
HB2076 C ABOR; financial aid report; date
HB2078 C community colleges; bonds; technical correction
  (NOW: outdoor behavioral health; definition; requirements
HB2079 C regents; scholarships; technical correction
HB2091 C charitable organizations; solicitations; disclosures
HB2175 P* eastern Arizona college
HB2176 P* water improvement districts; rates
HB2177 P* national park support districts
  (NOW: game refuges; firearms
HB2178 P* equine rescue registry
HB2179 P* crime reduction performance funding
HB2180 P* contractors; technical correction
HB2181 P* dust control practices; technical correction
  (NOW: agricultural best management practices; dairies
HB2182 P* restoration; rights; judicial officers; fee
HB2183 P* state employee; precinct committeeman.
HB2184 P* condominiums; restricted use
HB2284 C charter schools; enrollment preference
HB2379 P* county fiscal provisions; technical correction
HB2432 C school board membership; family members
HB2457 C university athletic facilities district
HB2461 C developmental disabilities; program plans; burial See Vote
HB2466 C school districts; maximum tax rate
HB2480 C regional transportation authorities; qualifying counties.
HB2481 C joint legislative committee; transportation; Mexico
HB2482 C civil air patrol; federal monies
HB2513 P* reverse mortgages
HB2519 C pseudoephedrine products; pharmacies
HB2522 C foreclosure rescue
HB2524 P drug and alcohol treatment district
HB2551 C criminal damage; classification
HB2564 C abortion
HB2567 C felony convictions; mandatory fine
HB2569 C smuggling; use of weapon; classification
HB2582 P* franchise agreements; right to renew
HB2583 P* excess property tax payments; repayment
HB2584 P* national park support districts II
HB2585 P* employer sanctions; technical correction
HB2610 P civil liability; affirmative defenses
HB2632 P unemployment insurance; benefits
HCM2006 P state land; natural resources
HCM2009 C opposing federal firearms legislation
HCR2022 C school district expenditures; authorization..
HCR2027 C county expenditure limitation; population estimate
HCR2035 P T. Dennis Barney; death resolution
HCR2036 C supporting the citizens of Iran
HR2001 P David Hurt; death resolution
SB1161 C PSPRS; reemployment
SB1191 P implements of husbandry; highway travel
SB1271 P jail districts; property tax limit
  (NOW: deficiency judgment; foreclosed properties
SB1307 C state lands; mass appraisal guidelines
SB1313 C county merit system; hearing officers
  (NOW: project financing review; extension; repeal
SB1330 P special health care districts; terms
SB1344 C elections; photo identification; address
SB1425 C equine dentistry
SB1434 C publicity pamphlet; judicial performance; comment
SCR1026 C secret ballot; fundamental right


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