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Arizona State Legislature
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Forty-eighth Legislature - First Regular Session
  Rebecca Rios

Rebecca Rios
Minority Whip

District 23

1700 W. Washington
Room 310
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-5685
Fax Number: (602) 417-3167


Current Office: State Senator
         Democratic Whip
         Current District: 23
         First Elected: 11/02/2004
         Last Elected: 11/02/2004
         Next Election: 2008
         Party: Democrat

         Public Safety and Human Services
         Joint Legislative Audit Committee

Background Information :
         Birth date: 06/04/1967
         Birthplace: Tucson, AZ
         Home City: Hayden, AZ

         Master’s Degree in Social Work, Arizona State University, 2003
         Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Arizona State University, 1989
         Associates of Arts Degree, Central Arizona College, 1987

Political Experience:
         1995 – 2000, elected to 3 terms in the Arizona House of Representatives
         2005 – Current, Arizona State Senator, District 23

         1995 – Current Head Start Board, Pinal/Gila County, including 3 years as President of the
         2007 – Arizona Rural Health Association, Board Member
         2007 – Community Alliance Against Family Abuse, Board Member

Previous International Travel:
         1995 – Delegate to Mongolia, American Council of Young Political Leaders
         2005 – Delegate to Taiwan, National Association of Women Legislators
         2007 – Delegate to Israel, American Israeli Public Affairs Committee

Contact Information:
         Phone: 602-926-5685
         Fax: 602-417-3167


Committee Assignments
Public Safety and Human Services Member Click Here Click Here
Transportation Member Click Here Click Here



Sponsored Bills
Bill NumberSort By Bill Number
Sponsor TypeSort By Sponsor Type
Short TitleSort By Short Title
Final Vote
HB2246 P employment security; appeals board
HB2247 P TANF; diversion program; sanctions
HB2248 C title IV-D services; fee
HB2249 P child support enforcement
HB2329 P appropriation; Native American veterans' outreach
HB2330 C Indian affairs commission; legislative day
HB2331 C tribal lands teacher student loans
HB2332 C out-of-state students; admission.
  (NOW: school governing board; admission; nonresidents
HB2333 C appropriation; Navajo Shonto community center
HB2380 C charitable organizations; tax credit
HB2531 P victims' leave; employment rights
HB2535 C land divisions; water requirements
HB2538 C sales tax exemption; nonprofit housing
HB2539 C regulations; payday loans
HB2541 P insurance; mental health coverage; parity
HB2559 P boxing; intergovernmental tribal agreements
HB2612 P transportation districts
  (NOW: school districts; overexpenditures; receivership
HB2623 P AHCCCS; children's health insurance program
HB2635 P deployed military; custodial rights
  (NOW: custodial rights; deployed military
HB2644 C lobbyists; gift ban
HB2646 P scrap copper clearinghouse
HB2677 C state health plan
HB2684 P state employees; living donor leave
HB2685 C rape victims; pregnancy prevention
HB2686 P speed limits; large vehicles
HB2695 C legislator-elect; support services
HB2710 C home sales; water supply disclosure
HB2724 C income based tuition waiver scholarships
HB2731 P teachers; minimum salary
HB2764 C precinct committeemen; members
HCM2007 P telecommunications; Native Americans
HCR2034 C judges; merit selection; population
HCR2044 C health care decisions week
HCR2045 C local mandates; funding
HCR2046 C equal rights amendment; ratification.
HM2001 C employee free choice act
SB1071 P technical correction; foster care
SB1072 P technical correction; kinship care
SB1101 P payday loans; interest rates
SB1102 P vulnerable adults; financial exploitation
SB1108 P African-American affairs; commission
SB1110 P kinship foster care; grandparents; appropriation
SB1111 P foster care; age limit; extension
SB1112 P toxic fire response See Vote
SB1113 C low water use landscaping; subdivisions
SB1133 P tribal community colleges; tax transfer
SB1134 C bad checks; classification
SB1135 P appropriation; economic development; rural; tribal
SB1136 P lottery monies; primary care facilities
SB1137 C appropriation; university student aid
SB1138 P appropriation; diabetes prevention
SB1139 P appropriation; youth employment and training
SB1141 P appropriation; mobile dentistry units
SB1142 C lottery monies; historic homes fund
SB1143 P appropriation; domestic violence shelters
SB1144 C appropriation; Arizona graduates program
SB1145 P small business loans
SB1146 C appropriation; utility assistance
SB1147 P sales and use tax holiday
SB1149 P appropriation; homeless services
SB1151 P income tax credit; diabetes expenses
SB1160 C universities; tuition adjustments; inflation
SB1173 P* health care businesses; consumer information
SB1174 P* insurance; mental health coverage; parity.
SB1190 P integrated family court; court orders
SB1191 C retail sales; proximity to schools
SB1192 P appropriation; code talkers monument
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
SB1287 C tax refunds; taxpayer identity
SB1288 C insurance; automobile rates; zip codes
SB1289 C 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
SB1306 P* CPS; confidential information.
SB1307 P* emissions testing facility; appropriation
SB1324 P foster youth ombudsman
SB1334 P urban revenue sharing; small municipalities
SB1345 C identity theft; freezing consumer report
  (NOW: identity theft; freezing credit report
SB1347 C teenage driver safety act
SB1348 C telecoil hearing aids; consumer information
SB1355 C Goldwater range; concurrent jurisdiction
SB1374 C valley fever research; appropriation
SB1375 P appropriation; domestic violence intervention
SB1376 C appropriation; master teacher program
SB1377 C appropriation; office of tourism
SB1378 P appropriation; veterans' services
SB1379 C appropriation; dental services; long-term care
SB1380 C state highway fund bonds.
SB1381 C appropriation; commerce; economic development; commission
SB1388 C appropriation; agricultural inspections
SB1391 C appropriations; state utility costs
SB1392 P border security programs; appropriation
SB1393 P appropriations; law enforcement; correctional; officers
SB1394 C appropriation; tribal drug prevention; treatment
SB1397 P appropriation; children's healthcare initiative
SB1399 C appropriation; health insurance; parents
SB1401 C appropriation; Medicare part D co-payments
SB1402 C water protection fund; appropriations
SB1403 C forensic unit; state hospital; appropriation
SB1405 C AIMS; end-of-course testing
SB1406 C appropriations; university medical programs..
SB1407 P continuing teacher education; performance pay
SB1409 P schools; teacher compensation
SB1410 C appropriation; methamphetamine treatment
SB1411 C appropriation; childcare licensure
SB1412 C early intervention autism treatment; appropriation
SB1414 C Alzheimer's disease research; appropriation
SB1415 C master teacher program; appropriation
SB1416 C appropriation; immunizations
SB1417 C appropriation; math and science initiatives
SB1418 C appropriation; AzREADS program; audit
SB1436 C nutritional information; chain restaurants
SB1437 C appropriation; vaccines
SB1445 P sale of products; committed youths
SB1448 C appropriation; universities; retention
SB1454 C publicly financed buildings; energy standards
SB1457 C appropriation; Navajo Dilkon courthouse.
SB1459 C appropriation; Navajo emergency management building
SB1460 C appropriation; Navajo commercial office building
SB1461 C appropriation; Navajo telephone line extension
SB1462 C out-of-state students; admission
SB1463 C Native Americans; state parks
SB1464 C appropriation; Navajo technology system
SB1466 C appropriation; rural after school programs
SB1467 C appropriation; Navajo senior center
SB1472 C vehicle sales; cooling-off period
SB1473 P payday loans; military
SB1474 P long-term care insurance
SB1475 C AHCCCS; graduate medical expenses
SB1476 C appropriation; Navajo veterans building
SB1478 P transportation board; Native American member
SB1479 P Native American tribes; revenue sharing.
SB1481 C AHCCCS eligibility privatization; repeal.
SB1486 P appropriation; alternative energy research
SB1491 C air quality fund; reservations
SB1493 C right to work
SB1494 C political subdivisions; funds; unions
SB1504 P chiropractors; copayments
SB1516 C public construction; bidding; best value
SB1517 C building rehabilitation code; local adoption
SB1529 C optometry; use of pharmaceutical agents
SB1538 P* transportation districts; transportation board membership
SB1539 P* schools; rapid growth; capital plan
SB1540 P* study committee; new school construction
SB1558 P appropriations; university medical programs.
SB1562 P voluntary full-day kindergarten
SB1572 C appropriation; crime funds; tribes
SB1573 P appropriation; methamphetamine prevention
SB1574 P appropriation; rural telemedicine
SB1575 P water adequacy amendments
SB1577 P water supply development revolving fund.
SB1604 P major event reimbursement fund
SB1638 P well impacts; groundwater contamination
SCR1007 P property valuations; elderly income limits
SCR1008 C business personal property tax exemption
SCR1010 P support commemorative postage stamp
SCR1017 C collective bargaining
SCR1019 C equal rights amendment; ratification
SCR1029 P The Honorable Jeff Groscost
SM1004 C SBInet
SR1001 C state aviation day


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