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Forty-eighth Legislature - First Regular Session
  Albert Hale

Albert Hale

District 2

1700 W. Washington
Room 313
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-4323
Fax Number: (602) 417-3160



Albert A. Hale is the former President of the Navajo Nation. He served as the President from 1995 to 1998. He also served as an Assistant Attorney General for the Navajo Nation and special counsel to the Navajo Nation Council. He is also the former President of the Navajo Nation Bar Association.

Senator Hale is the former Chairman of the Navajo Nation Water Rights Commission, a commission established by the Navajo Nation Council to oversee and coordinate the Navajo Nation’s water rights, litigation and negotiation efforts. He served as the Commission Chairman during the Negotiation of the New Mexico and the Navajo Nation San Juan River Basin Water Right Settlement Agreement. The Settlement Agreement was signed on April 19, 2005.

He served as a Judge Pro Temp for the Laguna Courts, Laguna Pueblo, Laguna, New Mexico. He is one of the lawyers who filed a lawsuit in 1999 against the tobacco companies on behalf of a number of Indian Nations requesting compensation for injury to tribal members from use of smoking and chewing tobacco.

Senator Hale is now in private law practice with offices located in St. Michaels, Arizona. He represents Navajo and non-Navajo clients in federal, state and various tribal courts which include Navajo Nation, Taos, and other tribal courts. His clientele include Navajo Engineering and Construction Authority, an enterprise of the Navajo Nation, the Fort Defiance Housing Corporation, the Bishop Piaute Tribe of Bishop, California, regarding the Tribe’s land and water rights claims, and companies doing business on the Navajo Nation.

He is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation; born and raised in Klagetoh, Arizona. He is Ashiihi (salt), born for Todichiini (Bitter Water), Hanaghani (Walk About clan) are his maternal grandparents and Kiyanii (Tall House clan) are his paternal grandparents. He is a 1969 graduate of Fort Wingate High School, a Bureau of Indian Affairs boarding school located east of Gallup, New Mexico. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona (1973) and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University Of New Mexico School Of Law, Albuquerque, New Mexico (1977).

He is a member of the New Mexico State Bar Association and the Navajo Nation Bar Association and admitted to practice in U.S. Federal Courts, New Mexico State Courts the Navajo Nation Courts, and various Indian Nation’s Courts. He has been practicing law for over 27 years, mostly in private practice. His law practice concentrates on representing businesses on Indian Nations.

On January 20, 2004 Senator Hale was appointed to the Arizona State Senate to fill the District 2 Senate seat vacated by Senator Jack Jackson, Sr. Senator Hale was elected to the Arizona State Senate in November, 2004. Committees Senator Hale serves on are: Appropriations; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Welfare; Judiciary; and Rules.


Committee Assignments
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Judiciary Member Click Here Click Here
Rules Member Click Here Click Here
Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Welfare Member Click Here Click Here



Sponsored Bills
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Final Vote
HB2621 P military personnel; uranium exposure; test
HB2644 P lobbyists; gift ban
HB2725 C restitution; civil proceedings by victims
HCM2007 P telecommunications; Native Americans
HCM2008 C urge protection; Kofa herd
HCR2034 C judges; merit selection; population
HCR2046 C equal rights amendment; ratification.
SB1133 P tribal community colleges; tax transfer
SB1135 P 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 P appropriation; mobile dentistry units
SB1143 P appropriation; domestic violence shelters
SB1144 C appropriation; Arizona graduates program
SB1145 C small business loans
SB1146 P appropriation; utility assistance
SB1147 P sales and use tax holiday
SB1149 C appropriation; homeless services
SB1151 C income tax credit; diabetes expenses
SB1192 P appropriation; code talkers monument
SB1234 C schools; transportation funding.
SB1287 P tax refunds; taxpayer identity
SB1288 P insurance; automobile rates; zip codes
SB1289 P occupational safety; employee death; penalties
  (NOW: mortgage licenses; financial institutions department
SB1303 P apprentices; state construction projects.
SB1304 P appropriation; department of corrections; salaries
SB1305 P disabled veterans' complimentary fishing licenses
SB1345 C identity theft; freezing consumer report
  (NOW: identity theft; freezing credit report
SB1354 C tax credit; medical liability insurance
SB1355 P Goldwater range; concurrent jurisdiction
SB1374 P* 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
SB1385 C appropriation; human papillomavirus vaccine
SB1386 C appropriations; integrated tax system
SB1388 P* appropriation; agricultural inspections
SB1389 P* appropriation; construction college
SB1390 P* appropriation; capitol mall
SB1391 P* appropriations; state utility costs
SB1392 P* border security programs; appropriation
SB1393 P* appropriations; law enforcement; correctional; officers
SB1394 P* appropriation; tribal drug prevention; treatment
SB1395 C appropriation; hospice care
SB1396 P appropriation; adult dental services
SB1397 P appropriation; children's healthcare initiative
SB1398 P appropriation; graduate medical education
SB1399 C 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 P* forensic unit; state hospital; appropriation
SB1436 C nutritional information; chain restaurants
SB1437 P appropriation; vaccines
SB1456 P* appropriation; Navajo juvenile detention center
SB1457 P* appropriation; Navajo Dilkon courthouse.
SB1458 P* appropriation; Navajo affairs investigation building
SB1459 P* appropriation; Navajo emergency management building
SB1460 P* appropriation; Navajo commercial office building
SB1461 P* appropriation; Navajo telephone line extension
SB1462 P* out-of-state students; admission
SB1463 P* Native Americans; state parks
SB1464 P* appropriation; Navajo technology system
SB1465 P* appropriation; power line extension
SB1466 P* appropriation; rural after school programs
SB1467 P* appropriation; Navajo senior center
SB1472 C vehicle sales; cooling-off period
SB1473 C payday loans; military
SB1474 C long-term care insurance
SB1475 C AHCCCS; graduate medical expenses
SB1476 P* appropriation; Navajo veterans building
SB1477 P* tribal airports; state aviation fund
SB1478 P* transportation board; Native American member
SB1479 P* Native American tribes; revenue sharing.
SB1486 P appropriation; alternative energy research
SB1489 P teachers; mortgage assistance
SB1490 C teacher shortage student loan program.
SB1491 P* air quality fund; reservations
SB1492 P* lottery proceeds; university scholarships
SB1493 P right to work
SB1494 C political subdivisions; funds; unions
SB1495 C timeshares; technical correction
SB1496 C procurement services; outsourcing prohibited
SB1497 C outsourcing; state service positions; prohibition
SB1498 C healthcare group.
SB1502 C insurance; cancer screening examinations.
SB1511 C tax credits; business health insurance
SB1512 C public employees; meet and confer
SB1513 C telecommunications excise tax; wireless providers
SB1514 P business development program; disabled businesses
SB1515 C durable medical equipment
SB1516 C public construction; bidding; best value
SB1518 P prescriptions; confidentiality
SB1519 C prescription marketing costs; full disclosure
SB1558 C appropriations; university medical programs.
SB1562 C voluntary full-day kindergarten
SB1572 C appropriation; crime funds; tribes
SB1573 P appropriation; methamphetamine prevention
SB1575 C water adequacy amendments
SB1577 C water supply development revolving fund.
SB1583 P* appropriation; Navajo multipurpose building
SB1619 C prisoners; restitution payments
SB1628 P youthful sex offenders; treatment See Vote
SB1637 P* Navajo multipurpose building; appropriation
SB1638 P well impacts; groundwater contamination
SCR1010 P support commemorative postage stamp
SCR1017 C collective bargaining
SCR1019 P equal rights amendment; ratification
SCR1023 C centennial; UPS
SCR1029 P The Honorable Jeff Groscost
SM1002 P employee free choice act


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