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Forty-seventh Legislature - First Regular Session
  Ben R. Miranda

Ben R. Miranda

District 16

House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington
Room 323
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-4893
Fax Number: (602) 417-3116


Representative Ben Miranda

Ben Miranda comes from a farmworker family of 11 brothers and sisters. By age ten, he had attended over 15 different elementary schools in four different states. This family has given our community four attorneys, a State Representative and other career professionals. Ben Miranda grew up in the Marcos de Niza Housing Projects of downtown Phoenix.

He graduated from Phoenix Union High School and was drafted by the Army, where he served our country in the Vietnam conflict, and was awarded the Bronze Star. After attending Phoenix College and undergraduate studies at ASU, he graduated with the Deans Award from ASU Law School, where he led a recruitment effort that increased minority law student enrollment. In 1994, Ben received the City of Phoenix's First Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. "Living the Dream" Award. Ben currently serves on the Roosevelt School Board where he has been recognized for the hundreds of volunteer hours that he contributes to the children. His own law firm contributed hundreds of hours and over $100,000.00 in support of Cesar Chavez of the United Farmworkers. He has also represented World Boxing Champion Michael Carbajal.

His practice has focused on personal injury law where his most recent case involves the death of a 13 year-old named Grizelda Zamora, who died from a ruptured appendix for alleged denial of timely medical attention. This landmark case has significant implications for the quality of medical treatment provided to low-income families throughout Arizona.

Ben has served on the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, American Red Cross, Valle del Sol and is involved in a $2,500,000.00 school reform plan for the Roosevelt School District. In addition to hosting a weekly radio program on legal issues, Ben Miranda has represented the City of Avondale, Pacific Gas and Electric and Local 383.

Ben Miranda has acquired a well deserved reputation for devoting countless hours of free legal advice to people in our community who could not otherwise obtain legal services. Finally and most important to Ben, he is a devoted father to his daughters Elisa and Maritza.


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Sponsored Bills
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Final Vote
HB2199 C aggregate mining districts; county threshold
HB2201 P child restraint booster seats
HB2203 P appropriation; flood control
HB2217 P health insurance; physician prescribed food
HB2218 P chemical fire response coordination
HB2219 P TANF; assistance to caregivers
HB2220 P kinship foster care
HB2230 C accidents; injured animals; leaving scene
HB2269 C appropriation; Shonto community center
HB2310 C sentencing; aggravating circumstances; misdemeanors
HB2311 C terminally ill patients; suffering; control
HB2312 C drive-thru liquor stores
HB2313 C aid in dying
HB2329 C local water use standards; landscaping
HB2482 P homeowner's associations; web site postings
HB2483 P ballot measures; arguments
HB2484 P homeowners' associations; foreclosures; homestead exemption
HB2485 P homeowners' associations; late payments
HB2486 P homeowners' associations; litigation disclosure
HB2488 P ballot measure title; legislative referral
HB2489 P animal fighting
HB2492 C AIMS; scores; market-based reporting
HB2495 C elections; petitions; translations
HB2496 C recall petitions; translation
HB2500 P county records; redacting residential information See Vote
HB2501 P foreclosure; homeowner protection
HB2504 P vehicle restraint violations; enforcement.
HB2505 P elected officials; officeholder expenses; accounts See Vote
HB2506 P tax credit; elderly care; dependents
HB2507 P vocational education; graduation requirements
HB2517 C appropriation; project GITEM
HB2526 C breast cancer special plates
HB2530 C unauthorized assembly of vehicles; penalty
HB2540 P ELL pupils; standards; weight
HB2549 C vending machine policies
HB2569 C safety products; unlawful practices
HB2584 P municipalities and counties; affordable housing
HB2586 P appropriation; Navajo senior center
HB2587 C appropriation; Navajo community projects
HB2588 C appropriation; Navajo capital projects; Tonalea
HB2589 C reservation agricultural operations; good neighbor
HB2590 P legislature; sessions; observance of holidays
HB2598 C legislative review; tax reductions
HB2599 C emergency workers; liability
HB2604 P telephone call centers; consumer rights
HB2615 C cervical cancer study committee
HB2616 P unemployment insurance; business transfer
HB2617 P public construction; bidding; best value
HB2618 P home mortgage lending
HB2632 P* not citizenship proof; driver licenses
HB2637 P* legislative vacancies; election
HB2638 P pregnant women; HIV testing; physicians
HB2639 P infant mortality committee
HB2641 C appropriation; teachers; retirement contributions
HB2642 P* tax check-off; national guard relief.
HB2651 C employee leave; bone marrow donation
HB2656 C university funding; disparity; study committee
HB2685 P insurance; mental health coverage; parity
HB2693 P electronic voting equipment; audits; recount
HB2705 C appropriation; domestic violence
HB2715 C schools; foster children; continuity
HB2718 C education; omnibus
  (NOW: English language learners
See Vote
HCR2016 C property tax exemption; Indian tribes
HCR2022 C equal rights amendment; ratification
HCR2041 C Ronald Reagan; death resolution
HCR2042 P justices and judges; retirement age.
HCR2046 C alcohol tax dedication; substance abuse
HCR2055 P Los Changuitos Feos; 40th anniversary
HCR2062 P SPC Carson J. Ramsey
HCR2063 P Honorable James Sedillo
HM2002 C pain management; health professionals
HR2002 C Lalo Guerrero death resolution
HR2004 P death resolution; PFC Joseph Knott
HR2005 P death resolution; Jake Teague
SB1013 P special license plate study committee
  (NOW: restoration of competency
SB1015 P juries; persons excused from service
SB1264 C silver haired legislature; tax checkoff
SB1265 C Arizona silver haired legislature
SB1266 C outsourcing; state service positions; prohibition
SCR1023 P judicial retirement age
SCR1031 C opposing the patriot act


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