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Arizona State Legislature
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Forty-seventh Legislature - First Regular Session

Robert "Bob" Burns

District 9

1700 W. Washington
Room 110
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-5993
Fax Number: (602) 417-3225


Personal Information:

Senator Robert “Bob” Burns
Arizona State Senate
1700 West Washington Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Senator Bob Burns was elected in November 2002 to represent Legislative District 9 in the Arizona State Senate. The Senator is a Republican from Peoria, and serves in the pivotal role as Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Senator Burns is a veteran of the legislature and brings invaluable experience to the body. Previously, the Senator served his West Valley constituents as a member of the House of Representatives from 1989-2000. For the last eight years of that tenure, Senator Burns also served as the House Appropriations Chairman.

Senator Burns’ political experience extends beyond his substantial time in the State’s legislature. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Central Arizona Water Conservation District, as well as serving as a legislative district chairman, precinct committeeman, deputy registrar and volunteer lobbyist for the child care industry. The Senator is also a member of Republican Forum West and the Sun City Republican Club.

In addition to his extensive record of public service, Senator Burns is an extremely active member of the community. He is currently on the Board of Directors of Friends of West Valley Recreation Corridor, and is a member of the Glendale Kachina Rotary Club, Arizona Telemedicine Council, Arizona Town Hall, a sponsor of in line rollerblade/hockey team. In the past the Senator has coached in the Summer Baseball League and been a member of the Arizona, Phoenix and Glendale Chambers of Commerce.

After leaving his position as a programming analyst for Honeywell in 1978, Senator Burns continued more fully down an entrepreneurial path that he began in 1971 as President of BMG Investments, Inc., a real estate management business he still operates today. He has also owned and operated several other businesses, including the Rainbow Elementary Prep Schools for 16 years.

An Iowa native, Senator Burns has been married to his lovely wife, Gayle since 1960! They have two sons and five active grandchildren that often find the Senator as the number one fan at various competitive events, including ice and in-line hockey.


Committee Assignments
Appropriations Chairman Click Here Click Here
Finance Member Click Here Click Here
Government Accountability and Reform Vice-Chairman Click Here Click Here



Sponsored Bills
Bill NumberSort By Bill Number
Sponsor TypeSort By Sponsor Type
Short TitleSort By Short Title
Final Vote
HB2425 P corporate tax credit; tuition organizations.
HB2585 C military sales tax exemption
HB2643 C lower Colorado river multispecies conservation
HB2647 C liquor; omnibus See Vote
HCM2005 P marriage; constitutional amendment
HCM2007 C CAP water priority
HCR2041 P Ronald Reagan; death resolution
HCR2043 P truth in budgeting and accounting
  (NOW: balanced budget mandate
HCR2061 P U.S. Senate candidates; party caucus
HCR2063 C Honorable James Sedillo
SB1176 P corporate tax credit; tuition organizations.
SB1189 P budget process; revenue reporting
  (NOW: deferred presentment; lending; military personnel
SB1210 C identity theft.
SB1215 C justice of the peace; duties
SB1216 C presiding jp; duties
SB1217 C criminal restoration to competency
SB1235 C CAGRD omnibus; water See Vote
SB1251 C elder provider liability reform See Vote
SB1270 C school pupils; personal information; disclosure See Vote
SB1283 P technical correction; emergency medical services
  (NOW: forest health
See Vote
SB1284 P adult education; technical correction
SB1285 P commercial mortgage bankers; technical correction
SB1286 P department of revenue; technical correction
SB1316 P* school districts; technical correction
SB1317 C nonpartisan campaign funds; restriction
SB1318 C flood control omnibus
  (NOW: omnibus; flood control
See Vote
SB1333 P animal and ecological terrorism.
  (NOW: ecological and animal terrorism
SB1337 C forest health amendments
SB1362 C game licenses; voter registration link
SB1372 C human trafficking violations
SB1394 P* definition; agency; technical correction
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; school facilities board
SB1395 P* budgeting; technical correction
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; fees for services
SB1396 P* funds disposition; technical correction
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; environmental protections
SB1397 P* federal masters; technical correction
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; criminal justice
SB1398 P* funds request; technical correction
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; budget procedures
SB1399 P* depository banks; technical correction
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; state automation; telecommunications
SB1400 P* global risk; technical correction
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; supplemental appropriations
SB1401 P* claims adjustment; technical correction
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; capital outlay
SB1402 P* state debt; technical correction
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; transportation
SB1403 P* warrant redemption; technical correction
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; general revenues
SB1404 P* bond issuance; technical correction
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; health and welfare
SB1405 P* development boards; technical correction
  (NOW: K-12 education; budget reconciliation
SB1406 P* elected official; approval; technical correction
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; higher education
SB1407 P* rebates; technical correction
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; Ladewig settlement payments
SB1408 P* definition; technical correction
  (NOW: general appropriations; 2005-2006
SB1409 P* agent contracts; technical correction
SB1410 P* definitions; taxes; technical correction
SB1411 P* political subdivision bonds; technical correction
SB1412 P* anticipation bonds; technical correction
SB1414 P* recreational corridor districts; formation limitation
SB1420 C uninsured drivers; penalties; vehicle impoundment
SB1424 P* prisoners; health care facilities
SB1438 P concealed weapons permits
SB1474 P* racing; simulcasting; advance deposit wagering See Vote
SB1498 C public records; requestors; lawsuits prohibited
SB1499 C office of public access counselor
SB1506 P parental educational choice grant program
SB1508 C commercial property tax relief
SB1513 PZ general appropriations; budget.
SB1514 PZ capital outlay; budget.
SB1515 PZ health and welfare; budget.
SB1516 PZ K-12 education; budget.
SB1517 PZ higher education; budget.
SB1518 PZ school facilities board; budget.
SB1519 PZ general revenues; budget.
SB1520 PZ fees for services; budget.
SB1521 PZ state budget procedures; budget.
SB1522 PZ environmental protections; budget.
SB1523 PZ transportation; budget.
SB1524 PZ Ladewig settlement payments; budget.
SB1525 PZ criminal justice; budget.
SB1526 PZ state automation; telecommunications; budget.
SB1527 P tuition organizations; tax credit; budget.
SB1528 P taxation; corporations; property; budget.
SB1529 P revenue; marriage; taxation; budget.
SCR1008 C auditor general; reappointment
SCR1019 P fiscal emergency fund
SCR1020 P budget stabilization act
SCR1027 P supreme court clerk; technical correction
  (NOW: mandate; balanced budget
SCR1028 P state expenditures; technical correction
SCR1033 P* business personal property tax exemption
SCR1034 P* secondary taxes; supermajority voter approval
SR1001 C death resolution; Pope John Paul II


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