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Forty-eighth Legislature - First Regular Session
  Jack W. Harper

Jack W. Harper

District 4

1700 W. Washington
Room 301
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-4178
Fax Number: (602) 417-3154


Jack W. Harper, Republican and veteran with small business experience, has been elected to his third term in the Arizona State Senate in Legislative District Four, winning his elections by an over-whelming majority.

Senator Harper moved to Arizona in 1974 at the age of seven. Upon graduating from high school in 1985, he attended college before entering the U.S. Army. He served for two years in Germany in the First Infantry Division and then continued to serve his country as a member of the Arizona Army National Guard for another 6 years, finishing his 8-year enlistment as a Sergeant E-5. In 1992, he set out to be a small business owner and began the process of working 2 to 3 jobs at a time and saving every dollar he could to open his franchise business. At the age of 28, he opened his first restaurant with thirty employees. Six years later, after gathering business and community experience, he decided to run for the Senate.

Senator Harper has been married to his wife, Holly since May, 1990. Holly is a teacher with the Deer Valley Unified School District. They have two daughters, Jaclyn 16 and Amanda 13, and the whole family is very active in their community. Senator Harper has sponsored many youth sports teams, such as Arrowhead Little League and AYSO Soccer. For years, he sponsored the principal’s list at elementary schools, where he donated lunches to students who have achieved straight A’s in the quarter. He has been recognized by the Deer Valley Education Foundation for his contributions to education. He has also sponsored reading incentive programs at many schools to aid the teachers in encouraging children to read. Senator Harper has sponsored many church functions, women’s groups and various other organizations. He has lived in the northwest valley for approximately eleven years, and resides in Surprise, near Sun City West and Sun City Grand.

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Committee Assignments
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Government Chairman Click Here Click Here
Public Safety and Human Services Vice-Chairman Click Here Click Here
Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation and Criminal Justice Member Click Here Click Here



Sponsored Bills
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Short TitleSort By Short Title
Final Vote
HB2116 C big game permits; grandchildren
HB2117 C big game permits; transfers
HB2220 C procurement code; exemption
HB2246 C employment security; appeals board
HB2247 C TANF; diversion program; sanctions
HB2249 C child support enforcement
HB2318 C minimum wage; disabled employees
HB2394 C school tax credits; contribution date
HB2402 C tax credits; withholding tax reduction
HB2458 C emergency; confiscation of firearms; prohibition
HB2460 C valid identification; consular cards; prohibition
HB2470 C workers' compensation; illegal aliens
HB2473 C border technology; appropriations; implementation
HB2475 C traffic violations; prove legal presence
  (NOW: legal presence; traffic violations
HB2538 C sales tax exemption; nonprofit housing
HB2626 P aggregate mining operations recommendation committees
HB2627 P income tax deadlines
  (NOW: prime contracting; property owners
HB2641 C parental consent; abortion
HB2692 C water supply development revolving fund
HB2693 C water adequacy provisions
  (NOW: water provisions; adequacy
HB2709 C solar thermal applications; study committee
HB2720 C insurance premium tax credit
HB2723 C sex offender monitoring; qualified vendors
HB2751 C immigration law; appropriation
HB2752 C illegal aliens; domestic terrorism
HB2779 C fair and legal employment act See Vote
HCR2021 P border technology; appropriations
HCR2022 P illegal alien trespass
HCR2024 C emergency; confiscation of firearms; prohibition
HCR2025 C state appropriation limit; reduction
HCR2046 C equal rights amendment; ratification.
HCR2049 C immigration enforcement
HCR2050 P fallen soldiers; unauthorized use
HCR2051 C fair and legal employment; referendum
HJR2001 P Lower Colorado basin; forbearance authority.
HR2002 P Virginia Tech; honoring those killed
SB1022 P* qualified immunity; public entities; employees
SB1023 P* burial responsibility See Vote
SB1024 P* corporate income tax; sales factor
SB1025 P* income tax exemption; military pensions
SB1027 C state equalization property tax; repeal.
SB1028 C accelerate class one tax reduction
SB1034 P* commissions on court appointments
SB1065 P* ballot counting; security cameras
SB1066 P* legislative candidates; drug test
SB1068 C schools; dual enrollment reforms
  (NOW: dual enrollment reforms; community colleges
See Vote
SB1069 C postsecondary education grants; implementation See Vote
SB1070 P* contractors; technical correction
SB1106 C liquefied petroleum gas; limited liability. See Vote
SB1115 C appropriation; public safety training facility
SB1119 P water; overlapping service area providers
SB1126 C appellate proceedings; victim notification; continuation
SB1130 C competency reports; disclosure
SB1131 C traffic violations; statute of limitations See Vote
SB1132 P* homeland security force See Vote
SB1134 C bad checks; classification
SB1159 P* appropriation; school facilities board
SB1160 C universities; tuition adjustments; inflation
SB1169 P county recorders; social security numbers See Vote
SB1177 C schools; end of course testing.
SB1180 C no child left behind; option
SB1188 C clean elections; publicly funded elections
SB1192 C appropriation; code talkers monument
SB1217 P* filings; securities dealers
SB1236 P criminal appeal rights
  (NOW: consular cards; valid identification; prohibition
See Vote
SB1237 C open meetings; minutes; recordings
SB1239 C loan-to-deposit ratio; banks
SB1250 P concealed weapons permit; renewal.
SB1251 C deadly weapons; storage See Vote
SB1287 C tax refunds; taxpayer identity
SB1296 P* state servicing banks; procedures
SB1297 P* payroll deduction; dues; activities; statement
SB1300 P* homeowners' associations; cable vehicle parking
  (NOW: no child left behind; option
SB1301 C misconduct involving weapons; exception. See Vote
SB1305 P disabled veterans' complimentary fishing licenses
SB1345 C identity theft; freezing consumer report
  (NOW: identity theft; freezing credit report
SB1355 C Goldwater range; concurrent jurisdiction
SB1505 P expert opinion testimony; admissibility
SB1585 C HOV lane conversion: toll lane
SB1587 C transportation; innovative partnerships program
SB1590 C holographic wills
SB1591 C performance audits; light rail
SB1592 C contractors; violations; sales tax
SB1593 C domestic relations proceedings; children; privacy
SB1594 C intrastate CDLs; defensive driving school
SB1596 C salvage titles; insurance company applications
SB1602 C city permits; waste regulation
SB1606 C civil process service; fees
SB1611 C postsecondary institution loan commission
SB1629 C misconduct involving weapons; classification. See Vote
SB1640 C foreign motor carriers See Vote
SCR1001 P* statewide initiatives; legislative consideration
SCR1002 P* punitive damages; schools; teachers; exemption
SCR1003 P* judicial appointments; senate confirmation
SCR1004 P* justices and judges; senate confirmation
SCR1005 P* legislative candidates; drug test
SCR1006 P* homeland security committee; force
SCR1009 P* legislator salaries; annual review
SCR1010 C support commemorative postage stamp
SCR1012 C superior court judges; vacancies
SCR1015 P referenda and initiatives; legislative restrictions
SCR1023 C centennial; UPS
SCR1025 P property tax; valuation increase limit
SCR1028 C corporation commission; districts
SCR1029 P The Honorable Jeff Groscost
SM1003 C national identification cards
  (NOW: unfunded mandate; REAL ID Act


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