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Arizona State Legislature
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Forty-eighth Legislature - First Regular Session

Robert "Bob" Burns

District 9

1700 W. Washington
Room 110
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-5993
Fax Number: (602) 417-3226


Personal Information:

Senator Robert “Bob” Burns
Arizona State Senate
1700 West Washington Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Senator Bob Burns was elected in November 2002 to represent Legislative District 9 in the Arizona State Senate. The Senator is a Republican from Peoria, and serves in the pivotal role as Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Senator Burns is a veteran of the legislature and brings invaluable experience to the body. Previously, the Senator served his West Valley constituents as a member of the House of Representatives from 1989-2000. For the last eight years of that tenure, Senator Burns also served as the House Appropriations Chairman.

Senator Burns’ political experience extends beyond his substantial time in the State’s legislature. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Central Arizona Water Conservation District, as well as serving as a legislative district chairman, precinct committeeman, deputy registrar and volunteer lobbyist for the child care industry. The Senator is also a member of Republican Forum West and the Sun City Republican Club.

In addition to his extensive record of public service, Senator Burns is an extremely active member of the community. He is currently on the Board of Directors of Friends of West Valley Recreation Corridor, and is a member of the Glendale Kachina Rotary Club, Arizona Telemedicine Council, Arizona Town Hall, a sponsor of in line rollerblade/hockey team. In the past the Senator has coached in the Summer Baseball League and been a member of the Arizona, Phoenix and Glendale Chambers of Commerce.

After leaving his position as a programming analyst for Honeywell in 1978, Senator Burns continued more fully down an entrepreneurial path that he began in 1971 as President of BMG Investments, Inc., a real estate management business he still operates today. He has also owned and operated several other businesses, including the Rainbow Elementary Prep Schools for 16 years.

An Iowa native, Senator Burns has been married to his lovely wife, Gayle since 1960! They have two sons, five active grandchildren and one great grandchild that often find the Senator as the number one fan at various competitive events, including ice and in-line hockey.


Committee Assignments
Appropriations Chairman Click Here Click Here
Finance Member Click Here Click Here
Rules Member Click Here Click Here
Appropriations Subcommittee on Education and Natural Resources Member Click Here Click Here
Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Welfare Member Click Here Click Here
Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation and Criminal Justice Member Click Here Click Here



Sponsored Bills
Bill NumberSort By Bill Number
Sponsor TypeSort By Sponsor Type
Short TitleSort By Short Title
Final Vote
HB2751 C immigration law; appropriation
HB2752 P illegal aliens; domestic terrorism
HB2779 C fair and legal employment act See Vote
HCR2049 P immigration enforcement
SB1027 P state equalization property tax; repeal.
SB1028 P accelerate class one tax reduction
SB1049 P* appropriation; highway construction
SB1068 P schools; dual enrollment reforms
  (NOW: dual enrollment reforms; community colleges
See Vote
SB1086 P* federal funds; technical correction
  (NOW: general appropriations; 2007-2008; 2008-2009
SB1087 P* technical correction; health
  (NOW: fiscal year 2006-2007; supplemental appropriations
SB1088 P* elderly; respite care; technical correction
  (NOW: appropriations; capital outlay
SB1089 P* public records; technical correction
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; budget procedures
SB1090 P* schools; eye protection; technical correction
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; general revenues
SB1091 P* homeowner property taxes; technical correction
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; criminal justice
SB1092 P* budget estimates; technical correction
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; environment
SB1093 P* airport influence areas; technical correction
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; health and welfare
SB1094 P* service of subpoena; technical correction
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; K-12 education
SB1095 P* state trust lands; technical correction
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; higher education
SB1096 P* department of revenue; technical correction
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; school facilities board
SB1097 P* contractors; preferences; technical correction
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; transportation
SB1104 P* information security and privacy office
SB1186 P* named claimants; appropriations See Vote
SB1187 P* appropriation; Yuma welcome center
SB1188 P* clean elections; publicly funded elections
SB1245 P* concealed weapons fund
SB1246 P* urban revenue sharing; tax credit
SB1366 C construction industry; municipal discriminatory taxes
SB1430 C elections; primary date; early voting
SB1603 P air quality measures; tax credit
SCR1015 P referenda and initiatives; legislative restrictions
SCR1023 C centennial; UPS
SCR1029 P The Honorable Jeff Groscost
SM1003 C national identification cards
  (NOW: unfunded mandate; REAL ID Act
SM1004 P SBInet
SM1006 P recreational shooting
SR1003 PZ salary recommendations; disapproval


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