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Arizona State Legislature
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Fiftieth Legislature - First Regular Session
  Steve B. Montenegro

Steve B. Montenegro
Speaker Pro Tempore

District 12

House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington
Room 218
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-5955
Fax Number: (602) 417-3168

Personal Information:
Home City: Avondale
Occupation: Representative/Dist. 12
Member Since: 2008
Representative Steve Montenegro was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives representing LD12 in November, 2008. He is currently serving as Speaker Pro-Tempore and serves on the Government, Higher Education Innovation and Reform and Rules committees. His primary issues include education, government transparency, protecting Second Amendment rights, and fiscal responsibility. Mr. Montenegro arrived in the U.S. from El Salvador when he was four when his family immigrated to the United States.

He is a District Representative in the office of Congressman Trent Franks, Arizona’s Second Congressional District, and also a minister. He was previously a teacher at the Arizona Charter Academy and Superior School in Surprise, Arizona. Rep. Montenegro interrupted his studies toward a law degree at Arizona State University in order to run for office.

He is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science. Steve also holds an Associate of Arts in Theology from CBAN and Logos Christian University and currently serves as an Assistant Pastor/Youth Pastor at the Surprise Apostolic Assembly.

He spent five years as President of Arizona Messengers of Peace and is now Treasurer of the National Messengers of Peace and is an Advisory board Member of the Arizona Charter Academy.

He and his wife, Melissa, were married during his first legislative Session. His hobbies are reading, playing the piano, playing golf, shooting and running.

He is term limited in 2016.


Committee Assignments
Government Member Click Here Click Here
Higher Education, Innovation and Reform Member Click Here Click Here
Rules Member Click Here Click Here



Sponsored Bills
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Final Vote
HB2101 P protest activity; prohibition
HB2139 C property tax valuation; land fraud
HB2153 P* municipalities; counties; fire sprinklers; code
HB2167 C definition of dangerous drugs; synthetic
HB2249 C school board agendas; posting; time
HB2251 C 8th grade promotion certificates
HB2288 P airports; private contractors; security screening
HB2293 C community property; separate debts
HB2363 C financial institution records; disclosure; notice
HB2365 P initiative and referendum; petition form
HB2367 C public employees; prohibited negotiations
HB2368 C home detention programs; counties; cities
HB2392 C firearms; federal law; school perimeters
HB2405 P human smuggling organization; offense; penalty
HB2409 C attorney fees; recovery; civil actions
HB2416 P abortion
HB2420 P teachers; literacy instruction endorsement
HB2421 C school districts; budgets; financial reports See Vote
HB2422 C local government budgeting; posting; publication
HB2424 C probate; wards; rights See Vote
HB2438 P* sexual conduct; minor
HB2439 P* driver license requirements; violation; misdemeanor
HB2440 P* agency settlement agreements; public record
HB2441 P* homeowners' associations; declaration amendments
HB2442 P* abortion; sex selection; prohibition
HB2443 P* abortion; sex; race selection; prohibition See Vote
HB2444 P* law enforcement officer discipline See Vote
HB2445 P* statute of limitations; moving violation
HB2446 P* technical correction; DUI; blood test
HB2447 P* municipalities; powers; technical correction
HB2448 P* technical correction; unordered merchandise
HB2534 P city or town annexation
HB2544 C presidential candidates; affidavit of qualifications
HB2549 P state nickname; grand canyon state
HB2555 C regulation of taxis; limitations
HB2558 C landlord tenant; utilities; security deposit
  (NOW: rental property; restrictions prohibited
HB2560 C public service corporations; contractors; penalty
HB2565 P postsecondary education; students' rights See Vote
HB2571 C schools; dyslexia; group B weight
HB2572 P government expenditure database; transparency; CAFR
HB2573 C handicapped parking spaces; van accessible
HB2581 P STOs; credits; administration
HB2583 C deadly physical force; reporting; admissibility
HB2587 P high schools; military recruiting; form See Vote
HB2588 P name change records; stalking victims
HB2609 C homeowners' associations; signs; political; leasing See Vote
HB2611 C tax audits; statute of limitations
HB2612 C urban trust land; sale
HB2613 C peace officer misconduct; reporting
  (NOW: board; complaints; peace officer misconduct
See Vote
HB2614 P firearms omnibus.
HB2615 C public benefits; eligibility; time limit
HB2636 P flat income tax
HB2649 C early ballots; voter rolls; enforcement
HB2656 P women veteran special plate
HB2657 C partisan elections; schools; cities; towns
HB2706 P education; Arizona empowerment accounts
  (NOW: supplementary reading instruction; teachers
See Vote
HB2707 P general fund revenue limit See Vote
HB2708 C homeowner's rebate; primary residence
HB2713 C EORP; defined contribution retirement system
HB2718 P* public safety equipment fund; appropriation
HB2719 P* technical correction; firefighters; military duty
HB2720 P* school bonds; technical correction
HB2721 P* tax anticipation bonds; technical correction
HCM2002 C remove gray wolf; endangered species
HCR2006 P personal property tax exemption amount
HCR2015 P constitutional convention; federal debt
HCR2032 C paycheck deductions; political purposes; requirement
HCR2034 P recognizing pregnancy care centers
HCR2036 P legislative referenda; primary election
HCR2037 C tax increases; ballots; vote requirement
HCR2046 P* state public retirement systems; benefits
HCR2051 C Arizona; centennial song
HM2001 P F-35 program; support funding
HR2001 P opposition; gaming; new Indian reservation
HR2005 P Roosevelt Dam; centennial
HR2007 C Warrene Ware; service
SB1159 C multimedia production tax credits
SB1187 P dissolution of marriage; legal separation
SB1188 P adoption; marital preference
  (NOW: marital preferences; adoption
SB1198 C department of housing; rules; exemption
SB1204 C trash collection; multifamily housing
SB1205 C small transportation school districts; dissolution
SB1206 C delinquent taxes; inquiry; timely response
SB1207 C dilapidated building; definition
SB1312 P STOs; credits; administration.
SB1324 C vehicle emissions testing; older vehicles
SB1326 P homeowners' associations; flagpoles
  (NOW: flag display; homeowners' associations
SB1329 P public employees; lobbying; political activities
SB1332 C public agencies; elected officials; communications
SB1334 C hunting within city limits
SB1335 C hunting at night; varmints
SB1336 P community property exclusion; military retainers
SB1339 P administrative rules; repeal; legislative action
SB1347 P cities; compensation baseline
SB1351 C uninsured vehicles; collision damages; impoundment
SB1352 C photo radar prohibition
SB1357 C AHCCCS; missed appointments; provider remedy
SB1361 C fire districts; joint powers authority
SB1362 C flood control structures
  (NOW: structures; flood control districts
SB1363 P employer protections; labor relations
SB1365 P paycheck deductions; political purposes
SB1366 C medical malpractice; liability waivers
SB1368 P human smuggling organization; offense; penalty.
  (NOW: probation officers; disciplinary actions
SB1408 C state budget; appropriation limitation; hearing
SB1433 C federal legislation; state nullification
SB1525 P city; town; development fees
SB1543 C church bonds; exempt securities
SB1552 C corporate tax allocation; sales factor
SB1553 P education; Arizona empowerment accounts.
SB1554 P ADE; teachers; liability insurance
SB1555 P government employees; union dues; withholding
SB1556 P school district monies; associations; elections.
SB1598 P cities; counties; regulatory review
SB1610 P state firearm
SCR1027 P statewide initiatives; periodic reauthorization
SCR1028 C paycheck deductions; political purposes; requirement.
SCR1029 C photo radar prohibition
SCR1030 C state trust lands; veterans cemeteries
SCR1031 P property tax exemption; disabled veterans
SCR1059 P supporting Wisconsin governor; legislature
SCR1061 P Mitch Menlove; death resolution
SR1013 C Lloyd Oliver; death resolution


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