top border
border border
Arizona State Legislature
Capitol Roof picture
Forty-eighth Legislature - First Regular Session
  Meg Burton Cahill

Meg Burton Cahill

District 17

1700 W. Washington
Room 313
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-4124
Fax Number: (602) 417-3017


Personal Information:

Home City: Tempe
Ceramic Artist and Doctoral student - ASU School of Public Programs
Member Since:
January 2001

Meg Burton Cahill is a ceramic studio artist, a community activist, and the proud mother of a son who is a  Navy SEAL.  She graduated from Arizona State University obtaining a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts and a Master Degree in Public Administration.  Meg is a graduate of Tempe Leadership; the Western State Legislative Leadership Academy; and the Kennedy School Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government.  She is also a Flemming Fellow, a Toll Fellow, and a Honorary Kentucky Colonel.

In 2000, the first year of the Arizona Clean Elections system of campaign finance reform, Meg was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives.  She served three terms in the House and was elected to the Arizona Senate in 2007.  She was appointed to the Senate Health Committee and is Ranking Member.  Her appointments in the Senate include the Government Committee as well as the Commerce and Economic Development Committee; and the Interim Arizona Inter-Agency Council on Long-Term Care Committee.

Meg is a founding member of the Arizona Bi-Partisan Bi-Cameral Children’s Caucus. Other appointments include the Arizona Medical Emergency Services Commission as well as The National Labor Advisory Council. She also serves on the National Legislative Association on Prescription Drug Prices. Meg was selected as a “Woman Legislators Lobby” 2007 Pacesetter.


Committee Assignments
Commerce and Economic Development Member Click Here Click Here
Government Member Click Here Click Here
Health Member Click Here Click Here



Sponsored Bills
Bill NumberSort By Bill Number
Sponsor TypeSort By Sponsor Type
Short TitleSort By Short Title
Final Vote
HB2092 C jury duty; military active duty
HB2493 P energy production; tax credits
HB2536 C caged egg-laying hens
HB2537 C animal testing; prohibition
HB2538 P sales tax exemption; nonprofit housing
HB2539 C regulations; payday loans
HB2541 P insurance; mental health coverage; parity
HB2644 C lobbyists; gift ban
HB2685 P rape victims; pregnancy prevention
HB2724 P income based tuition waiver scholarships
HB2731 P teachers; minimum salary
HR2002 P Virginia Tech; honoring those killed
SB1109 C automatic restoration of voting rights
SB1110 P kinship foster care; grandparents; appropriation
SB1111 C foster care; age limit; extension
SB1112 C toxic fire response See Vote
SB1113 P low water use landscaping; subdivisions
SB1133 C tribal community colleges; tax transfer
SB1192 C appropriation; code talkers monument
SB1234 P schools; transportation funding.
SB1287 C tax refunds; taxpayer identity
SB1288 P insurance; automobile rates; zip codes
SB1290 P adult immunization reporting system
SB1305 P disabled veterans' complimentary fishing licenses
SB1345 P identity theft; freezing consumer report
  (NOW: identity theft; freezing credit report
SB1354 C tax credit; medical liability insurance
SB1355 P Goldwater range; concurrent jurisdiction
SB1361 P AHCCCS; eligibility
SB1374 C valley fever research; appropriation
SB1375 P appropriation; domestic violence intervention
SB1376 P appropriation; master teacher program
SB1377 P appropriation; office of tourism
SB1378 P appropriation; veterans' services
SB1379 P appropriation; dental services; long-term care
SB1380 P state highway fund bonds.
SB1381 P appropriation; commerce; economic development; commission
SB1386 P appropriations; integrated tax system
SB1387 C appropriation; supplemental food program
SB1388 C appropriation; agricultural inspections
SB1389 P appropriation; construction college
SB1390 C appropriation; capitol mall
SB1391 P appropriations; state utility costs
SB1392 P border security programs; appropriation
SB1393 P appropriations; law enforcement; correctional; officers
SB1394 C appropriation; tribal drug prevention; treatment
SB1395 C appropriation; hospice care
SB1396 C appropriation; adult dental services
SB1397 C appropriation; children's healthcare initiative
SB1398 P appropriation; graduate medical education
SB1399 P appropriation; health insurance; parents
SB1400 C appropriation; developmental status evaluations
SB1401 P appropriation; Medicare part D co-payments
SB1402 P water protection fund; appropriations
SB1403 C forensic unit; state hospital; appropriation
SB1436 C nutritional information; chain restaurants
SB1437 C appropriation; vaccines
SB1448 P appropriation; universities; retention
SB1454 P publicly financed buildings; energy standards
SB1459 C appropriation; Navajo emergency management building
SB1460 C appropriation; Navajo commercial office building
SB1462 C out-of-state students; admission
SB1463 C Native Americans; state parks
SB1464 C appropriation; Navajo technology system
SB1467 P appropriation; Navajo senior center
SB1468 P sentencing; misdemeanors involving hate.
SB1470 P pharmacists; duty to fill prescriptions
SB1472 C vehicle sales; cooling-off period
SB1473 C payday loans; military
SB1475 P AHCCCS; graduate medical expenses
SB1476 P appropriation; Navajo veterans building
SB1477 C tribal airports; state aviation fund
SB1478 C transportation board; Native American member
SB1479 C Native American tribes; revenue sharing.
SB1486 P appropriation; alternative energy research
SB1487 P schools; special education weights; increase
SB1488 P dental care coverage; appropriations
SB1489 P* teachers; mortgage assistance
SB1490 P* teacher shortage student loan program.
SB1491 C air quality fund; reservations
SB1492 C lottery proceeds; university scholarships
SB1493 P* right to work
SB1494 P* political subdivisions; funds; unions
SB1495 P* timeshares; technical correction
SB1496 P* procurement services; outsourcing prohibited
SB1497 P* outsourcing; state service positions; prohibition
SB1498 P* healthcare group.
SB1499 P* trade or commerce; technical correction
SB1500 P* property valuation; advisory committee.
SB1501 P* noncertificated school employees; policies.
SB1502 P* insurance; cancer screening examinations.
SB1511 P* tax credits; business health insurance
SB1512 P* public employees; meet and confer
SB1513 P* telecommunications excise tax; wireless providers
SB1514 P* business development program; disabled businesses
SB1515 P* durable medical equipment
SB1516 P* public construction; bidding; best value
SB1517 P* building rehabilitation code; local adoption
SB1518 P* prescriptions; confidentiality
SB1519 P* prescription marketing costs; full disclosure
SB1558 P appropriations; university medical programs.
SCR1007 P property valuations; elderly income limits
SCR1010 C support commemorative postage stamp
SCR1017 P* collective bargaining
SCR1019 P* equal rights amendment; ratification
SCR1029 C The Honorable Jeff Groscost
SM1002 P* employee free choice act
SR1001 P state aviation day


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