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Arizona State Legislature
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Forty-eighth Legislature - First Regular Session
  Jorge Luis Garcia

Jorge Luis Garcia
Assistant Minority Leader

District 27

1700 W. Washington
Room 213
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-4171
Fax Number: (602) 417-3262


Personal Information:

Home City: Tucson
Occupation: Social Worker
Born in Nogales, Sonora Mexico on September 10, 1953 to Jorge Cabado and Concepcion Garcia. Married to wife Maria for 31 years and has three grown children, daughters Yvette, Dominique and son, Rolando. He has resided in Tucson since 1973.


Earned his Masters from Arizona State University in 1981 and his BA from the University of Arizona in 1975.

Legislative Experience:

Elected to the State Senate in 2003
Served in the House of Representatives from 1993 to 1997.


Committee Assignments
Appropriations Member Click Here Click Here
Government Member Click Here Click Here
Rules Member Click Here Click Here
Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation and Criminal Justice Member Click Here Click Here



Sponsored Bills
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Final Vote
HB2220 P procurement code; exemption
HB2306 C feral honeybees; public nuisance
HB2308 P appropriations; border county costs
HB2318 P minimum wage; disabled employees
HB2328 C county graffiti abatement
HB2373 C high schools; nutrition standards
HB2374 C schools; mathematics achievement grants
HB2375 C schools; exercise and fitness programs
HB2376 C schools; personalized learning plans
HB2380 C charitable organizations; tax credit
HB2479 C behavioral health professionals; licensure; reciprocity
HB2638 P local energy plans
HB2644 C lobbyists; gift ban
HB2681 C utility assistance; qualified fuel fund
HB2684 P state employees; living donor leave
HB2685 P rape victims; pregnancy prevention
HB2686 P speed limits; large vehicles
HB2719 C border regional port authority See Vote
HB2731 C teachers; minimum salary
HCM2004 C television programming; a la carte
HCM2007 P telecommunications; Native Americans
HCR2034 C judges; merit selection; population
HCR2044 P health care decisions week
SB1051 P payday loans; extensions; interest rates
SB1052 P payday loans; program termination
SB1058 P* technical correction; tax liens
SB1059 P* escape; technical correction
SB1101 P* payday loans; interest rates
SB1102 P* vulnerable adults; financial exploitation
SB1103 P* private prisoners; transfer
SB1108 C African-American affairs; commission
SB1109 P automatic restoration of voting rights
SB1110 C kinship foster care; grandparents; appropriation
SB1111 C foster care; age limit; extension
SB1112 C toxic fire response See Vote
SB1113 C low water use landscaping; subdivisions
SB1116 P* state employee; precinct committeeman.
SB1133 P tribal community colleges; tax transfer
SB1134 C bad checks; classification
SB1135 C appropriation; economic development; rural; tribal
SB1136 P lottery monies; primary care facilities
SB1137 P appropriation; university student aid
SB1138 P appropriation; diabetes prevention
SB1139 P appropriation; youth employment and training
SB1141 C appropriation; mobile dentistry units
SB1143 C appropriation; domestic violence shelters
SB1144 C appropriation; Arizona graduates program
SB1145 C small business loans
SB1146 C appropriation; utility assistance
SB1149 C appropriation; homeless services
SB1160 P* universities; tuition adjustments; inflation
SB1173 P health care businesses; consumer information
SB1174 P insurance; mental health coverage; parity.
SB1185 P* petition circulators; candidate; forgery
SB1188 C clean elections; publicly funded elections
SB1218 C state fair fund; technical correction
  (NOW: Arizona water settlements
See Vote
SB1219 C accountable health plans; technical correction
SB1220 C county air quality; technical correction
SB1225 P military family relief fund
SB1234 P schools; transportation funding.
SB1264 P appropriation; independent living; visually impaired
SB1269 P* state personnel administration; exemptions.
SB1270 P* state personnel board; members.
SB1271 P* AHCCCS; healthcare group coverage; eligibility
SB1272 P* elections; early voting; extended request.
SB1273 P* public employees; collective bargaining
SB1274 P* large employers; AHCCCS; reimbursement
SB1275 P* vote by mail; permanent list.
SB1276 P* elections; ballot by mail
SB1277 P* mental disease waiver lapse; appropriation
SB1278 P* workers' compensation; benefit amount
SB1279 P* labor organizations; nonunion employees; representation
SB1280 P* AHCCCS; members; employers; reports
SB1281 P* telephone call centers; consumer services
SB1282 P* unemployment benefits; disqualification
SB1283 P* voter registration list; fee.
SB1284 P* family leave insurance
SB1285 P* legislative employment leave
SB1287 C tax refunds; taxpayer identity
SB1288 P insurance; automobile rates; zip codes
SB1289 P occupational safety; employee death; penalties
  (NOW: mortgage licenses; financial institutions department
SB1298 P elections; voters' bill of rights.
SB1299 P employer communications; religious; political beliefs
SB1303 P apprentices; state construction projects.
SB1304 P appropriation; department of corrections; salaries
SB1305 P disabled veterans' complimentary fishing licenses
SB1306 P CPS; confidential information.
SB1307 P emissions testing facility; appropriation
SB1335 P* standard income tax deductions; amounts
SB1336 P* electronic tax filings; prohibited fees
SB1345 P identity theft; freezing consumer report
  (NOW: identity theft; freezing credit report
SB1354 C tax credit; medical liability insurance
SB1355 C Goldwater range; concurrent jurisdiction
SB1368 C appropriations; budget estimates; technical correction
SB1369 C health; appropriation; technical correction
SB1370 C appropriations; budget; technical correction
SB1371 C health services; appropriation; technical correction
SB1372 C revenue; appropriation; technical correction
SB1373 P* financial aid trust fund; appropriation
SB1374 C valley fever research; appropriation
SB1375 C appropriation; domestic violence intervention
SB1377 C appropriation; office of tourism
SB1378 C appropriation; veterans' services
SB1379 C appropriation; dental services; long-term care
SB1380 C state highway fund bonds.
SB1381 C appropriation; commerce; economic development; commission
SB1383 P* appropriation; twenty-first century fund
SB1384 P* appropriation; foreign direct investment program
SB1388 C appropriation; agricultural inspections
SB1389 C appropriation; construction college
SB1390 C appropriation; capitol mall
SB1391 C appropriations; state utility costs
SB1392 C border security programs; appropriation
SB1393 C appropriations; law enforcement; correctional; officers
SB1394 C appropriation; tribal drug prevention; treatment
SB1401 C appropriation; Medicare part D co-payments
SB1402 C water protection fund; appropriations
SB1403 C forensic unit; state hospital; appropriation
SB1404 P* new school construction
SB1405 P* AIMS; end-of-course testing
SB1406 P* appropriations; university medical programs..
SB1407 P* continuing teacher education; performance pay
SB1408 P* appropriation; economic growth alliance
SB1409 P* schools; teacher compensation
SB1410 P* appropriation; methamphetamine treatment
SB1411 P* appropriation; childcare licensure
SB1412 P* early intervention autism treatment; appropriation
SB1413 P* appropriation; ASH; full electronic records
SB1414 P* Alzheimer's disease research; appropriation
SB1415 P* master teacher program; appropriation
SB1416 P* appropriation; immunizations
SB1418 P appropriation; AzREADS program; audit
SB1419 P* department of real estate; licensing
SB1420 P* state procurement contracts; living wage
SB1421 P* employees; eligibility; verification
SB1422 P* employment; illegal aliens; employer sanctions
SB1426 C youthful sex offenders; sentencing; registration
SB1427 P youthful sex offender committee; extension
SB1429 C private digital information; use; consent
SB1433 C Arizona statehood centennial commission
  (NOW: Arizona centennial 2012; commission responsibilities
See Vote
SB1437 P appropriation; vaccines
SB1438 C home loan regulations
SB1439 C mortgages; real property transfers
SB1449 C children's health insurance; co-payments; premiums
SB1450 P children's health insurance; parents; premiums
SB1452 C harassment; applicability
SB1457 C appropriation; Navajo Dilkon courthouse.
SB1466 C appropriation; rural after school programs
SB1471 C accidents; injured animals; leaving scene
SB1473 C payday loans; military
SB1474 C long-term care insurance
SB1479 P Native American tribes; revenue sharing.
SB1481 C AHCCCS eligibility privatization; repeal.
SB1489 C teachers; mortgage assistance
SB1490 P teacher shortage student loan program.
SB1492 C lottery proceeds; university scholarships
SB1498 P healthcare group.
SB1510 P* sports authority; Cactus league relocations
SB1512 P public employees; meet and confer
SB1518 C prescriptions; confidentiality
SB1519 C prescription marketing costs; full disclosure
SB1525 P* performance pilot program; appropriation
SB1551 C multitrack simulcasting; pari-mutuel wagering
SB1558 C appropriations; university medical programs.
SB1562 P voluntary full-day kindergarten
SB1572 C appropriation; crime funds; tribes
SB1574 C appropriation; rural telemedicine
SB1575 C water adequacy amendments
SB1577 P water supply development revolving fund.
SB1578 C children's health insurance program; outreach
SB1579 C graduate medical education; appropriation
SB1580 C underage drinking; conviction; treatment
SB1581 C CPS; child removal from home
SB1638 P well impacts; groundwater contamination
SCR1007 P property valuations; elderly income limits
SCR1013 P* wage protection; voter approval
SCR1019 C equal rights amendment; ratification
SCR1023 C centennial; UPS
SCR1029 C The Honorable Jeff Groscost
SM1004 C SBInet
SR1001 C state aviation day


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