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Arizona State Legislature
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Fifty-second Legislature - First Regular Session
  Bob Thorpe

Bob Thorpe

District 6

House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington
Room 130
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-5219
Fax Number: (602) 417-3118

Home City:Flagstaff

State Representative Bob Thorpe has served in the AZ House since 2013 where he currently is the Chairman of the Government and Higher Education Committee, and also sits on the Education, Federalism and Rules Committees. Thorpe has received numerous awards and recognitions including the most recent ACCCC's Arizona Community Colleges 2016 Legislator of the Year.

Born and raised in Burbank, California, Thorpe now lives in Flagstaff with his wife Donna, and has two grown children Elizabeth and Robert. Thorpe and his wife designed, built and live in their award winning energy-efficient home.

With a university B.A degree and several years of graduate studies, Thorpe has over 30-years of business experience including Walt Disney as an “Imagineer,” Price Waterhouse accounting firm and the aerospace industry where he built aircraft training devices for the U.S. Military including the F/A-18, F-16 and the Apache Helicopter. Thorpe both worked and volunteered for over 6-years in K-12 education and 8-years as a high technology instructor at UCLA Extension. Thorpe founded a software business with Fortune 500, international and government clients and has worked at a number of firms in the field of IT, software and website development.

In his late 40's, Thorpe served his community for almost 8-years as a certified Arizona volunteer firefighter / EMT and has volunteered as a K-12 robotics competition judge and coach. Thorpe is a student of the U.S. Constitution and authored a book on the topic entitled “Reclaim Liberty” (available on Thorpe volunteers at his church and on cattle round-ups on the Navajo Reservation, and is active in conservative political organizations. Thorpe has climbed numerous mountains including the 14,500' high Mt. Whitney (twice) and the 17,800' high Popocatépetl, and is an avid sportsman enjoying outdoor activities including fly-fishing, shooting trap and sporting clays, snow skiing and armature astronomy.


Committee Assignments
Education Member Click Here Click Here
Federalism and States' Rights Member Click Here Click Here
Government and Higher Education Chairman Click Here Click Here
Rules Member Click Here Click Here



Sponsored Bills
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Final Vote
HB2053 P* technical correction; television district establishment
  (NOW: public assistance; transition plan; report
HB2054 P* tax notes; definitions; technical correction
HB2055 P* school bonds; technical correction
  (NOW: sovereign authority; water; United States
HB2056 P* state bonds; technical correction
  (NOW: zoning; prohibition
HB2057 P* technical correction; payment method
HB2058 P* technical correction; electric generation suppliers
  (NOW: sovereign authority; federal rules; regulations
HB2059 P* technical correction; voting machines
HB2064 P graduation requirement; civics test
HB2065 P* library trustees; annual report
HB2071 C candidate's residence address; nondisclosure
HB2082 P* vocational and technical education; evaluation
HB2085 C private investigators; security guards; regulation See Vote
HB2086 C fingerprint clearance cards; omnibus See Vote
HB2087 C sex offender registration; address verification
HB2088 C mental health; veteran; homeless courts.
  (NOW: magistrates; municipal courts
See Vote
HB2089 C aggravated assault; elected officials
  (NOW: aggravated assault; judicial officers
HB2090 C military family relief fund; amount
HB2091 C veterans; in-state tuition
HB2092 C military scholarship special plates
HB2104 C lottery game; veterans' assistance fund
HB2105 C inmate medical services; rate structure
HB2106 C emergency and military affairs; continuation
HB2107 C law enforcement merit system; continuation
HB2127 C board of technical registration; director See Vote
HB2128 C leased religious property; class nine
HB2142 C water infrastructure finance authority; prepayment See Vote
HB2143 P* personal disguises; crime evasion
HB2144 P* office of film and media
HB2145 P* convention; delegates; limitations; oath
HB2146 P* PSPRS; service weapon; purchase
HB2155 C state transportation board; tribal representation
HB2157 C Native Americans; delayed birth certificates
HB2161 C central Arizona project board; membership
HB2173 P escrow agents; legal tender
HB2174 P empowerment scholarship accounts; grandchildren
HB2175 P public rights-of-way; claims
HB2176 P* legislative appropriations; state; federal; monies
  (NOW: federal land relinquishment; payments
See Vote
HB2177 P* revenue department; technical correction
HB2178 P* technical correction; tax correction
  (NOW: wine consumption
See Vote
HB2179 P* technical correction; transaction privilege tax
HB2209 C government-owned real property; annual report
HB2213 P inspections; audits; notice; rights See Vote
HB2218 P* accountancy board; certified public accountants See Vote
HB2219 P* state board of accountancy; continuation
HB2250 C empowerment scholarship accounts; applications See Vote
HB2251 C corporate tax credits; annual report
HB2271 C hospital information; unlawful concealment; falsification
HB2272 P law enforcement officers; firearm purchase
HB2273 C DUI; drug metabolites
HB2274 C emergency and military affairs omnibus See Vote
HB2314 C Arizona wilderness protection
HB2318 C transfer of public lands compact See Vote
HB2320 P firearms; permit holders; public places
HB2321 C public lands; conveyance and taxation
HB2326 P compact; balanced budget; convention
HB2333 C tax credit; research activity; refunds
HB2346 P medical marijuana; reimbursement; no requirement
HB2348 C contractor licensure requirements See Vote
HB2363 P* county contributions; hospitalization; medical; repeal
HB2364 P* universities; funding revisions
HB2365 P* off-highway vehicles; enforcement See Vote
HB2366 P* fire suppression; federal reimbursement
HB2367 P* precinct committeemen; petitions; signatures
HB2368 P* sovereign authority; executive orders; DOJ
HB2376 C traffic complaint quotas; prohibition
HB2377 P law enforcement merit system; determinations See Vote
HB2413 P internet representations; civil damages
HB2431 P* uniform firearms transfer compact
HB2432 P* Arizona first responders' day
HB2433 P* rescue operation personnel; limited liability
HB2441 C taxing districts; boundary changes; procedures
HB2482 C student loan bonds See Vote
HB2483 C school tax credit; classroom expenses See Vote
HB2490 P sexually violent persons; reimbursement; repeal
HB2500 C unpaid leave; employee; military family
HB2509 C aggravated assault; firearms
HB2517 C internet crimes against children; fund See Vote
HB2520 C appropriation; grants; reading-intensive programs
HB2526 C governor's regulatory review council; membership See Vote
HB2528 P* vehicle right-of-way; buses
HB2529 P* officeholder accounts; creation; contributions
HB2530 C schools; Arizona online instruction
  (NOW: Arizona online instruction; credit; schools
HB2553 C human trafficking victim; vacating conviction
  (NOW: sex trafficking victim; vacating conviction
See Vote
HB2564 P* photo radar; law enforcement operation
HB2565 P* ADE; superintendent; outside counsel
HB2566 P* state computers; sensitive electronic data
HB2571 C DCS information; legislator discussion
HB2575 C declaration of disaster; military installations.
HB2578 P real property; purchaser dwelling actions
HB2579 C tobacco retailer; location restriction.
HB2631 P* veteran education; tuition grants; cemeteries
HB2655 P property; diminution; compensation; federal law
HB2656 C child abuse; false reporting; felony
HB2658 P federal lands; transfer; study committee See Vote
HB2659 C study committee; unmanned aerial vehicles
HB2660 P domestic water improvement districts; directors
HB2661 C multi-county water districts; storage tax
HCM2001 P federal balanced budget amendment
HCM2003 C urging Congress; increase customs personnel
HCM2005 P federal lands; devolution to Arizona
HCR2003 P application; Article V convention
HCR2007 P Fisher Houses; twenty-fifth anniversary
HCR2008 C Arizona veterans hall of fame
HCR2014 P* hunting and fishing; constitutional rights
HCR2015 P* convention; amendments; balanced federal budget
HCR2016 C personal property tax; exemption
HCR2026 P* affordable care act; unenforceability
HCR2027 P* ballot measures; federal law; super majority
HCR2034 C financial literacy month
HCR2035 P* Arizona state fair foundation; recognition
HR2005 P* death resolution; Officer Tyler Stewart
SB1030 C microbreweries; multiple licenses; production; sales
SB1072 C local planning; residential housing; prohibitions
SB1078 C office of pest management
SB1079 C solid waste collection; multifamily housing
SB1117 C online instruction; state-approved charter authorizers
SB1136 C nursing facility assessment; continuation
SB1166 C health care insurance; utilization review
SB1290 P independent medical examinations; board complaints
SB1291 P firearms; state preemption; penalties
SB1298 C rules; counties; flood control districts
SB1299 C long-term park model spaces; hearings
SB1305 C continuous improvement academic standards committee
SB1306 C schools; data privacy
SB1332 P empowerment scholarship accounts; reservation residences
SB1404 C health care directives; conflicts
SB1434 C empowerment scholarship accounts; open enrollment
SB1441 P official state metal; copper
SB1443 P occupational disease; post-traumatic stress disorder
SB1444 C contact lens pricing; antitrust violation
SB1445 P public records; peace officer's name
SB1464 C student, teacher data collection; prohibitions
SB1465 C distributed energy generation systems; disclosure
SCM1005 C proposing regulation freedom amendment; Congress
SCM1011 C mortgage standards; urging federal government
SCR1010 P Senator Chester Crandell; death resolution
SCR1019 P commending Israel
SCR1020 C Mayor John Driggs; death resolution


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