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Fifty-third Legislature - First Regular Session
  Nancy Barto

Nancy Barto

District 15

1700 W. Washington
Room 307
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-5766
Fax Number: (602)


Personal Information:
Home City: Phoenix
Occupation: Legislator
Member Since: 2006
Senator Nancy Barto represents Legislative District 15 (North Phoenix, Cave Creek, Scottsdale and Glendale) and has served in the Legislature since 2006. Nancy chairs the Senate Health and Human Services Committee – focusing on health care, welfare and family-related issues and serves as Vice Chair of the Judiciary Committee.

Nancy has sponsored major health care reforms increasing affordable health insurance options, price transparency, protecting patients’ and health care providers’ fundamental freedoms and those of the unborn and other vulnerable populations. Recognized as a consistent leader for Arizona families, Nancy has championed important medical tort, property tax and homeowner reforms and been a voice for reform and accountability in Arizona's foster care and behavioral health systems and served as co-chair of the Child Safety Oversight Committee since 2013.

She and her husband, Joe Barto, grew up in the Valley and are proud parents of three daughters and sons-in-law and three grandchildren. Nancy studied Vocal Performance and Elementary Education at Arizona State University and A.S.U. West. Prior to her Legislative service Nancy enjoyed a career as a mother, community volunteer and public policy advocate. She enjoys hiking, playing piano and especially spending time with the grandkids. Joe and Nancy are members of Pureheart Christian Fellowship.



Committee Assignments
Health and Human Services Chairman Click Here Click Here
Judiciary Vice-Chairman Click Here Click Here



Sponsored Bills
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Final Vote
HB2133 C correctional facilities; community notification
HB2226 C compact; balanced budget; convention
HCR2013 C convention; balanced federal budget
SB1002 P* technical correction; sports facilities account
  (NOW: mall commission; transfer; Assyrian monument
SB1003 P* financial responsibility; verification; technical correction
  (NOW: DCS; investigations; custody; oversight committee
See Vote
SB1004 P* technical correction; real estate licensing
  (NOW: human rights committee; membership
See Vote
SB1005 P* technical correction; state highways
SB1006 P* special masters; technical correction
SB1007 C home-based business; operations; employees
SB1008 C contractor licensing; exemptions; threshold
SB1020 C contractors; qualifying party experience; bonds
SB1026 P* behavioral health examiners; continuation
SB1027 P* respiratory care examiners; continuation
SB1028 P* osteopathic board; continuation
SB1029 P* pharmacy board; licensure; fees
SB1030 P* AHCCCS; covered services; occupational therapy
SB1031 P* dangerous; incompetent defendants; study committee See Vote
SB1059 P* adult protective services; confidential information
SB1062 C property tax oversight commission; continuation
SB1079 P* DES; ownership; land; building
SB1097 C state lottery distributions; family homelessness
SB1132 P* amateur radio operator special plates
SB1133 P* certified nurse midwives; nurse practitioners
SB1134 P* pharmacy board; required permitting; violation See Vote
SB1155 P* correctional facilities; community notification.
SB1189 C state budget; estimates; notice
SB1194 P* DCS; foster parent; medical consent
SB1235 P* podiatry; amputation
SB1269 P* pharmacists; scope of practice
SB1271 C countywide elections; vote by mail
SB1278 C felony pretrial intervention programs; appropriation See Vote
SB1279 C special sentencing provisions; unlawful presence
SB1281 C empowerment scholarship accounts; revisions
SB1282 C teachers; performance pay; evaluations
SB1325 P* nursing facilities; assisted living; advertising
SB1335 P* behavior analysts; committee; licensure; regulation
SB1336 P* nurse anesthetists; prescribing authority; limitation See Vote
SB1344 C firearms; state preemption; independent contractors
  (NOW: firearms; state preemption; employees
SB1366 C peace officer; victim; aggravating factor See Vote
SB1367 C abortion; live delivery; report; definition See Vote
SB1375 C schools; bonds; overrides; funding sources
SB1376 C compact; prosperity districts
SB1380 P* DCS; background checks; central registry See Vote
SB1381 P* DCS; revisions; confidentiality; appeals
SB1431 C empowerment scholarships; expansion; phase-in
SB1434 P* art therapy services; contracting requirements See Vote
SB1435 P* osteopaths; fingerprinting
  (NOW: health care professionals; fingerprinting
See Vote
SB1436 P* prescription drugs; delivery; pricing; appeals
SB1437 P* agencies; review; GRRC; occupational regulation
SB1438 P* DCS; procurement code exception
SB1439 P* end-of-life; discrimination; prohibition
SB1440 P* AHCCCS; clinical oversight committee
SB1452 P* health profession regulatory boards See Vote
SB1521 PZ appointment; ombudsman-citizens aide
SCM1002 C division; ninth circuit; urging Congress
SCR1002 C application; Article V convention.
SCR1004 C death resolution; Gus Arzberger
SCR1005 C death resolution; George Lemen
SCR1006 C death resolution; M. Lee Allison
SCR1007 C death resolution; John Hays
SCR1008 C death resolution; Rick Lavis
SCR1016 C metastatic breast cancer awareness day
SCR1020 C death resolution; Marian Lupu
SCR1034 C death resolution; Eleanor Ann Day


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