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Arizona State Legislature
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Forty-seventh Legislature - First Regular Session
  Jack W. Harper

Jack W. Harper

District 4

1700 W. Washington
Room 301
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-4178
Fax Number: (602) 417-3154


Jack W. Harper, Republican and veteran with small business experience, has been elected to his second term in the Arizona State Senate in Legislative District Four, winning his elections by an over-whelming majority.

Senator Harper moved to Arizona in 1974 at the age of seven. Upon graduating from high school in 1985, he attended college before entering the U.S. Army. He served for two years in Germany in the First Infantry Division and then continued to serve his country as a member of the Arizona Army National Guard for another 6 years, finishing his 8-year enlistment as a Sergeant E-5. In 1992, he set out to be a small business owner and began the process of working 2 to 3 jobs at a time and saving every dollar he could to open his franchise business. At the age of 28, he opened his first restaurant with thirty employees. Six years later, after gathering business and community experience, he decided to run for the Senate.

Senator Harper has been married to his wife, Holly since May, 1990. Holly is a teacher with the Deer Valley Unified School District. They have two daughters, Jaclyn 13 and Amanda 10, and the whole family is very active in their community. Senator Harper has sponsored many youth sports teams, such as Arrowhead Little League and AYSO Soccer. For years, he sponsored the principal’s list at elementary schools, where he donated lunches to students who have achieved straight A’s in the quarter. He has been recognized by the Deer Valley Education Foundation for his contributions to education. He has also sponsored reading incentive programs at many schools to aid the teachers in encouraging children to read. Senator Harper sponsors many church functions, women’s groups and various other organizations. He has lived in the northwest valley for approximately eight years, and resides in Surprise, near Sun City West and Sun City Grand.


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Sponsored Bills
Bill NumberSort By Bill Number
Sponsor TypeSort By Sponsor Type
Short TitleSort By Short Title
Final Vote
HB2137 C job training fund; use; repayment
HB2139 P income tax; corporate sales factor See Vote
HB2164 C historical advisory commission; centennial 2012.
HB2166 C dead bodies; abandonment; concealment
HB2210 C homeowners' associations; condominiums; homestead exemption
HB2378 C corporate tax credit; tuition organizations
HB2379 C marriage penalty elimination; tax credits.
  (NOW: tuition organizations; corporate tax credit
HB2387 C appropriation; overtime pay; DOC
HB2398 C TSA; limit state funding
HB2401 C clean elections; lobbyist contributions
HB2447 C sentencing; third serious offense
HB2448 C cellular telephone services; disputes; arbitration
HB2449 C trade names
HB2469 C emergency vehicles; right-of-way
HB2476 C dental board; investigations; confidentiality
  (NOW: dentistry; investigations; disclosure
HB2510 C trailer license plates
HB2517 C appropriation; project GITEM
HB2531 C cigarettes; small packages; sale
HB2532 C transporting minor passengers in trucks
HB2560 C private investigators; security guards; exemptions
HB2564 C drug testing; tainted urine samples
HB2565 C drug use by minors; reports
HB2573 C concealed weapons certification; peace officers
HB2574 C charter schools; sponsors
  (NOW: charter schools; sponsorship; colleges; universities
HB2585 P military sales tax exemption
HB2590 C legislature; sessions; observance of holidays
HB2623 P bond elections; ballot language
HB2625 P parental educational choice grant program.
HB2641 C appropriation; teachers; retirement contributions
HB2643 C lower Colorado river multispecies conservation
HCM2005 P marriage; constitutional amendment
HCM2006 C free trade area of Americas
HCM2007 P CAP water priority
HCR2029 P taxpayer bill of rights
HCR2031 P separation of powers; judicial lawmaking
HCR2041 P Ronald Reagan; death resolution
HCR2043 P truth in budgeting and accounting
  (NOW: balanced budget mandate
HCR2059 C trust land; airport lease renewal
HCR2060 P trust land; fiduciary duty
HCR2063 C Honorable James Sedillo
HR2002 C Lalo Guerrero death resolution
SB1001 P* cities and towns; technical correction
SB1002 P* commerce department; technical correction
SB1003 P* persons excused from jury service
SB1004 P juries; persons excused from service
SB1005 P municipal tax incentives; emergency measures
SB1007 C schools; financial mismanagement; intervention
SB1008 C private investigators and security guards
SB1015 P juries; persons excused from service
SB1027 P* tax exemption; active duty pay
  (NOW: active duty pay; tax exemption
SB1028 P* vehicle emissions; tailpipe test
SB1043 P* corporate income tax; sales factor
SB1051 P public access fund; corporations; LLCs
  (NOW: public access fund; corporate names
See Vote
SB1053 P elective offices; temporary military vacancies See Vote
SB1056 P exemption; service connected disability
SB1059 C charter schools; fingerprinting; supervision
SB1079 P tax appeals; board; continuation
SB1080 P municipal tax code commission; continuation
SB1081 C marriage penalty elimination; tax credits
SB1082 C property tax exemption; university fraternities
SB1083 P classroom supplies; deduction; offset
SB1084 C motor vehicle insurance; nonrenewal limitations See Vote
SB1102 C AIMS test; children with disabilities
SB1110 P schools; standardized textbooks
SB1130 C behavioral health professionals; licensure; exception
SB1143 P competency evaluation examinations; costs
  (NOW: identity theft
SB1144 P services to indigent defendants; fees
SB1145 C marriage dissolution; misconduct
SB1155 P payroll deductions; declaration of purpose.
SB1160 C DUI assessments; DPS equipment; bonuses See Vote
SB1169 P luxury tax; liquor wholesalers
SB1172 P corporate tax credit; tuition organizations...
SB1176 P corporate tax credit; tuition organizations.
SB1185 C use tax percentage based reporting See Vote
SB1201 P municipal tax incentives; prohibition; penalty
  (NOW: fireworks; definitions
See Vote
SB1210 P identity theft.
SB1215 C justice of the peace; duties
SB1216 C presiding jp; duties
SB1218 C election laws; secretary of state
SB1220 C state employee insurance fund; protection
SB1229 P cable television; services
SB1233 P homeowners' associations; military flags
SB1247 P electric generation facilities; tax valuation
SB1251 P elder provider liability reform See Vote
SB1269 C concealed weapons; county detention officers
SB1270 C school pupils; personal information; disclosure See Vote
SB1271 P schools; Arizona gun safety program
SB1299 C gift cards; fees; expiration; disclosure
  (NOW: gift cards; disclosure; fees; expiration
See Vote
SB1306 P child abuse; restitution
  (NOW: local enforcement; federal immigration laws
See Vote
SB1317 P* nonpartisan campaign funds; restriction
SB1318 C flood control omnibus
  (NOW: omnibus; flood control
See Vote
SB1333 P animal and ecological terrorism.
  (NOW: ecological and animal terrorism
SB1337 P forest health amendments
SB1338 P sex offender registration; residence; address See Vote
SB1355 C home schooled pupils; interscholastic activities
SB1356 P state employees; military differential pay
SB1357 C smuggling of persons
SB1361 C fire insurance; loss by terrorism
SB1362 P* game licenses; voter registration link
SB1363 P* bar licenses; firearms; posted notice See Vote
SB1368 P DPS employee compensation; parity
SB1376 C victim compensation fund; subrogation
SB1382 C sex offenders; registration
SB1384 C sex offenders; registration; lifetime probation. See Vote
SB1386 C group life insurance; premiums
SB1414 P recreational corridor districts; formation limitation
SB1417 P excavation marking; procedures
SB1420 P uninsured drivers; penalties; vehicle impoundment
SB1424 C prisoners; health care facilities
SB1436 C mobile home parks; landlord; tenant See Vote
SB1438 C concealed weapons permits
SB1485 P rights of conscience
SB1489 C schools; A plus literacy passports
SB1490 P equal access to government property
SB1491 P school tax credit; classroom instruction
SB1492 P common council; cities; vacancies
SB1493 C income tax credit; home schooling
SB1494 P defensive driving school; eligibility.
SB1498 C public records; requestors; lawsuits prohibited
SB1499 C office of public access counselor
SB1500 C state trust land reform
SB1503 C speed limit enforcement
SB1506 C parental educational choice grant program
SB1508 C commercial property tax relief
SB1509 C voter registration database; felony convictions
SB1510 P labor organizations; political activities; statement.
SB1511 P secure and verifiable identification
SCM1001 C United Nations; federal legislation
SCR1001 P* educational institutions; technical correction
SCR1002 P* watercraft tax exemption; technical correction
SCR1003 P* governor's powers; technical correction
  (NOW: state trust lands; leases
SCR1004 P Ronald Reagan day
SCR1005 P* cold war victory day
SCR1006 P* punitive damages; schools; teachers; exemption
SCR1007 P Ronald Reagan day
SCR1008 C auditor general; reappointment
SCR1009 P service connected disability; tax relief
SCR1010 P enabling local taxes; supermajority vote
SCR1019 C fiscal emergency fund
SCR1020 P budget stabilization act
SCR1023 C judicial retirement age
SCR1024 P honoring Arizona's teachers
SCR1038 P justices and judges; senate confirmation
SCR1039 C state trust land reform
SCR1045 C corporation commission; districts
SM1001 P collegiate housing and infrastructure
SR1001 P death resolution; Pope John Paul II


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