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Arizona State Legislature
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Fifty-first Legislature - First Regular Session
  Paul Boyer

Paul Boyer

District 20

House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington
Room 309
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-4173
Fax Number: (602) 417-3153

Personal Information:
Home City: Phoenix
Occupation: Professor
Member Since: 2013
Paul Boyer represents legislative district 20, which include much of Glendale and parts of North Phoenix. Previously, he was an official spokesman and policy advisor for House Majority at the State Capitol for three years, the legislative liaison for the Arizona Department of Corrections for three years and the Supervisor of District Communications for Mesa Public Schools, the largest school district in the state.

He is a consistent advocate for common sense conservative principles: life, education, public safety, job creation and economic development.

Rep. Boyer is the Vice-Chair of the House Health Committee and is a member of the House Appropriations, Education and Joint Legislative Audit Committees.

He has sponsored and passed significant legislation in his first term in office:
  • HB 2458 protects and strengthens the Empowerment Scholarship Account, one of the most innovative approaches to school choice.
  • HB2494, a continuity of curriculum bill that allows for charter school preferences so students aren’t forced to go into a lottery and potentially discontinue the same charter they’re currently attending.
  • HB2457 reduces unnecessary regulations on charities as it repealed a mandate that charities file with the Arizona Secretary of State’s office their charitable tax information forms (990s) since charities already file with the I.R.S. This removes a redundancy and allows charities to focus on their core mission.
  • HB2459 updates statutes relating to the Justice Peace courts and allows them to work more efficiently.
  • HB2513 protects dentists in their profession. Arizona is one of the only states that allow business entities to own a dentistry business. This legislation prohibits a business entity from interfering with the professional judgment of a dentist thereby protecting dentists and patients.
Rep. Boyer is an instructor at the University of Phoenix and is qualified to teach the U.S. Constitution, Public Speaking, Mass Communication, Oral Communication, Public Speaking for the IT Professional and Media Influences on American Culture.

He holds a B.A. in English from Arizona State University and a M.A. in Communication Studies from Arizona State University.

His parents, Fred and Sharon live in Glendale and he has two rescue dogs. Sydni is a six-year-old Cairn Terrier, and Kobe is a two-year-old pit bull.


Committee Assignments
Appropriations Member Click Here Click Here
Education Member Click Here Click Here
Health Vice-Chairman Click Here Click Here



Sponsored Bills
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Final Vote
HB2047 C pupil assessments; AIMS transition
HB2064 C training permits; military health professionals See Vote
HB2074 P expedited foster home approval
  (NOW: licensing; foster homes
See Vote
HB2075 C school boards; vacancies; board appointment
HB2076 P separating service members; licensure
  (NOW: military applicants; license requirements
HB2136 P firefighter and EMT memorial
HB2147 C unemployment benefits; proof; eligibility
  (NOW: eligibility; unemployment benefits
See Vote
HB2200 C county fire department; authorization
HB2204 P law enforcement; surviving spouse; insurance
HB2217 C extraordinary educators special plates
HB2260 C certified public accountants See Vote
HB2337 C condominiums; planned communities; rental properties
HB2348 C foster home licensure; immunizations.
HB2393 C state agencies; licensure; time frames
HB2400 C prior authorization; prescription drugs
  (NOW: study committee; prior authorization
HB2407 C qualified immunity; nonprofit clinics
HB2439 P income tax brackets; inflation index
HB2457 P* charitable organization filings
HB2458 P* empowerment scholarship accounts; fraud prevention. See Vote
HB2459 P* justice of the peace courts. See Vote
HB2474 C planned communities; zoning; limitations; districts
HB2477 C photo radar on state highways See Vote
HB2488 P* 200-day school calendar; funding.
HB2489 P bonds; financing; student loans See Vote
HB2493 P* schools; online courses; requirements
HB2494 P* charter schools; enrollment preference
HB2500 P schools; teacher evaluations; dismissals
HB2513 P* dentistry See Vote
HB2529 C child care personnel
HB2547 C AHCCCS; birth outcome committee
HB2556 C irrigation districts; qualified electors; definitions
HB2557 C schools; CPR instruction.
HB2569 C child prostitution; sentencing
HB2578 C licensing; accountability; penalties; exceeding regulation
HB2579 C photo radar prohibition
HB2581 C overrides; RCL; kindergarten pupils
HB2600 C judicial nominees; minimum requirements; records
HB2608 P EORP; closure; defined contribution See Vote
HB2617 P school tuition organizations; preapproval; entities See Vote
HB2657 P transaction privilege tax changes
HCM2003 C copper mining; support
HCM2005 C federal government; fiscal responsibility
HCR2026 P* clean elections; education funding
HCR2036 P Boy Scouts of America
SB1057 C AHCCCS; ambulance services; rates
SB1112 C Arizona firearms; prohibited enforcement...
SB1162 C sales tax; reduced reporting requirements
SB1205 P prisoner release money; procedures
SB1273 C alcohol; drug abuse; courts; treatment
SB1283 C county boundary change; study committee
SB1285 C handbook; educational options
SB1293 C schools; pilot; outcome-based funding
SB1295 C schools; current-year funding
SB1350 C government contract workers; strike prohibition
SB1363 C empowerment scholarship accounts; expansion; funding
SB1364 C DOR audits; three-year limit
SB1384 C taxis; prearranged ground transportation service
SB1405 C adoption petitions
SB1406 C parental rights; termination; determinations
SB1407 C juvenile referrals; commitments; expenses; liability
SB1424 C dangerous and incompetent defendants; commitment
SB1444 C schools; performance funding
SB1446 C schools; student level data
SB1447 C ADE; school finance revisions
SB1451 C alternative teacher development program; appropriation
SB1463 C counties; flood control districts; rules
SCR1020 C Sheriff Larry Dever; death resolution
SCR1021 P death resolution; Bill Konopnicki


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