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Arizona State Legislature
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Forty-seventh Legislature - First Regular Session
  Ken Bennett

Ken Bennett

District 1

1700 W. Washington
Room 204
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-5584
Fax Number: (602) 926-3429


State Senator - District 1
1700 W. Washington Phoenix, Arizona 85007-2890 (602) 926-5584


  Born: Tucson, Arizona (1959)
Family: Married, Jeanne Tenney Bennett
3 children; Ryan 21, Dana, 19 Clif 17
Republican, elected to the Arizona State Senate - 1998


Graduated 1977 - National Honor Society

1978, 1981 – President’s Scholarship

1978-1980 - Southern Japan

Bachelor of Science - Accounting - 1984


  CEO, Bennett’s Oil Co. 1984 - Present
Arizona State Board of Education, 1992 - 1999 (President, 1998, 1996)
Education Leaders Council, Washington, DC 1995 - Present
Arizona State Charter Schools Board, 1994-1996
Governor’s Task Force on Education Reform, 1991-1992
Prescott City Councilman, 1985-1989 (Vice Mayor 1988)
Boy Scouts of America; Eagle Scout 1973, Scoutmaster 1993-1996
Prescott Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, 1991-1993

  • Senate President
  • Member, Rules Committee

  Chairman, Legislative Council
Chairman, Board of Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records
Co-chair, Joint Legislative Committee on Federal Mandates









Committee Assignments
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Sponsored Bills
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Final Vote
HB2164 C historical advisory commission; centennial 2012.
HB2613 C forest health amendments.
HB2628 P remote stun guns
HB2643 C lower Colorado river multispecies conservation
HB2681 C theme park; taxation and financing
HB2728 P Arizona water settlements act
HCM2005 C marriage; constitutional amendment
HCM2007 C CAP water priority
HCR2041 P Ronald Reagan; death resolution
HCR2063 P Honorable James Sedillo
HR2005 C death resolution; Jake Teague
SB1036 C medical malpractice procedural reforms See Vote
SB1049 C bad checks; classification
SB1052 C protection of unborn children
  (NOW: unborn children; protection
See Vote
SB1155 C payroll deductions; declaration of purpose.
SB1160 C DUI assessments; DPS equipment; bonuses See Vote
SB1210 P identity theft.
SB1234 C uniform commercial code; amendments
SB1251 P elder provider liability reform See Vote
SB1283 P technical correction; emergency medical services
  (NOW: forest health
See Vote
SB1284 P adult education; technical correction
SB1285 P commercial mortgage bankers; technical correction
SB1286 P department of revenue; technical correction
SB1312 C audit requirements; county jail districts
SB1335 C small business investments; tax credit See Vote
SB1337 C forest health amendments
SB1394 P definition; agency; technical correction
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; school facilities board
SB1395 P budgeting; technical correction
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; fees for services
SB1396 P funds disposition; technical correction
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; environmental protections
SB1397 P federal masters; technical correction
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; criminal justice
SB1398 P funds request; technical correction
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; budget procedures
SB1399 P depository banks; technical correction
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; state automation; telecommunications
SB1400 P global risk; technical correction
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; supplemental appropriations
SB1401 P claims adjustment; technical correction
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; capital outlay
SB1402 P state debt; technical correction
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; transportation
SB1403 P warrant redemption; technical correction
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; general revenues
SB1404 P bond issuance; technical correction
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; health and welfare
SB1405 P development boards; technical correction
  (NOW: K-12 education; budget reconciliation
SB1406 P elected official; approval; technical correction
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; higher education
SB1407 P rebates; technical correction
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; Ladewig settlement payments
SB1408 P definition; technical correction
  (NOW: general appropriations; 2005-2006
SB1409 P agent contracts; technical correction
SB1410 P definitions; taxes; technical correction
SB1411 P political subdivision bonds; technical correction
SB1412 P anticipation bonds; technical correction
SB1420 C uninsured drivers; penalties; vehicle impoundment
SB1473 C precursor chemicals; dangerous drugs; bail See Vote
SB1495 P ELL pupils; standards; weight.
SB1508 C commercial property tax relief
SB1513 P general appropriations; budget.
SB1514 P capital outlay; budget.
SB1515 P health and welfare; budget.
SB1516 P K-12 education; budget.
SB1517 P higher education; budget.
SB1518 P school facilities board; budget.
SB1519 P general revenues; budget.
SB1520 P fees for services; budget.
SB1521 P state budget procedures; budget.
SB1522 P environmental protections; budget.
SB1523 P transportation; budget.
SB1524 P Ladewig settlement payments; budget.
SB1525 P criminal justice; budget.
SB1526 P state automation; telecommunications; budget.
SB1527 P tuition organizations; tax credit; budget.
SB1528 P taxation; corporations; property; budget.
SB1529 P revenue; marriage; taxation; budget.
SCR1008 C auditor general; reappointment
SCR1024 C honoring Arizona's teachers
SCR1027 P supreme court clerk; technical correction
  (NOW: mandate; balanced budget
SCR1028 P state expenditures; technical correction
SCR1035 C medical malpractice; punitive damages; limits
SCR1038 C justices and judges; senate confirmation
SR1001 C death resolution; Pope John Paul II


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