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Fifty-first 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) 417-3261

Personal Information:
Home City: Phoenix
Occupation: Homemaker; public policy advocate
Member Since: 2006
Nancy Barto is serving her second term in the Arizona State Senate after serving three terms in the Arizona House of Representatives. She represents the 15th Legislative District which encompasses North Phoenix and Northwest Scottsdale.

Nancy has sponsored major health care reforms aimed at increasing affordable health insurance options, protecting patients’ fundamental privacy rights, the rights of women and the unborn. 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 in Arizona’s foster care and behavioral health systems.

 Service and recognition:
  • Alliance of Community Health Centers, Legislator of the Year
  • Arizona Rural Health Association, Outstanding Legislator of the Year
  • Tobacco Revenue Use, Spending and Tracking Commission, Advisory Member
  • Project 127, Supporting Foster and Adoptive Parents
  • Arizonans for Prosperity, Champion of the Taxpayer
  • Arizona Family Project, Friend of the Family
  • Northern Arizona University Interdisciplinary Health Policy Institute Advisory Board
  • Arizona Bio-Industry Association, 2009 Public Service Award
  • Aging Services of Arizona, 2009 Legislator of the Year
  • Maricopa County Commission of Justice System Intervention for the Seriously Mentally Ill
  • American Legislative Exchange Council, 2011 Legislator of the Year
  • Health Care Sharing Protection Award
  • Child Protective Services Oversight Committee, Co-Chair
Nancy has resided in the Phoenix area since 1962. She studied Vocal Performance and Elementary Education at Arizona State University and A.S.U. West. Prior to public service Nancy enjoyed a career as a mother, school and community volunteer and public policy advocate for family issues.

She and her husband, Joe, have been married since 1978. Together they have three daughters, and two grandchildren. She enjoys hiking, the arts, and spending time with the grandkids. She and Joe are active members of Pureheart Christian Fellowship.


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



Sponsored Bills
Bill NumberSort By Bill Number
Sponsor TypeSort By Sponsor Type
Short TitleSort By Short Title
Final Vote
HB2348 P foster home licensure; immunizations.
HB2407 P qualified immunity; nonprofit clinics
HB2529 C child care personnel
HB2578 C licensing; accountability; penalties; exceeding regulation
HB2608 C EORP; closure; defined contribution
HB2617 C school tuition organizations; preapproval; entities
HB2657 P transaction privilege tax changes
HCR2035 P recognizing Arizona caregivers
HCR2036 P Boy Scouts of America
SB1021 P* board of massage therapy; continuation
SB1022 P* board of fingerprinting; continuation
SB1023 P* technical correction; dentistry; permit
  (NOW: optometry board; continuation
SB1024 P* technical correction; abandoned vehicles; monies
SB1025 P* technical correction; wage board; powers
SB1026 P* school bonds; technical correction
SB1027 P* technical correction; defined contribution plan
SB1037 P* acupuncture board of examiners
SB1038 P* parenting time; court-ordered supervisors
SB1044 P* massage therapy board See Vote
SB1045 P* professionals; claim of specialty status.
  (NOW: health professionals; specialty status claim
SB1057 C AHCCCS; ambulance services; rates
SB1069 P* CPS; psychological assessments and services
SB1071 P* modification of legal decision-making
SB1072 P* parenting time; relocation of child
SB1073 P* parenting time hearings
SB1090 C dependent children; placement; grandparents; stipend
SB1091 P* domestic relations; conforming changes
SB1100 C ASDB; continuation
SB1105 P* occupational therapy board See Vote
SB1108 P* foster home licensure; immunizations
SB1110 C schools; U.S. history requirement
SB1115 P* direct pay prices; health care
SB1162 C sales tax; reduced reporting requirements
SB1182 C paycheck deductions; public employers.
SB1188 P* pharmacy board
SB1191 C CPS; child abuse; reporting system
SB1201 C caregiver registries
SB1202 C out-of-wedlock children; fathers; rights
SB1208 C pilot; foster care tuition waiver See Vote
SB1235 C psychiatric security review board; continuation
SB1244 P* homeopathic board; fees
SB1245 P* biomedical research; appropriations
SB1278 P* homeowners' associations; public roadways
SB1279 P* children; de facto caregivers
SB1332 C lobbying; disclosures; reporting
SB1335 C secretary of state; committee prohibition
  (NOW: filing officer; campaign committee; prohibition
SB1348 C public employees; activities; unions; compensation
SB1349 C paycheck deductions; employee authorization
SB1350 C government contract workers; strike prohibition
SB1362 C insurance; unfair practices; utilization review
SB1363 C empowerment scholarship accounts; expansion; funding See Vote
SB1364 C DOR audits; three-year limit
SB1374 P* behavioral health examiners board See Vote
SB1375 P* behavioral health services; dependent children See Vote
SB1376 P* reproductive technology
SB1405 C adoption petitions
SB1406 C parental rights; termination; determinations
SB1407 C juvenile referrals; commitments; expenses; liability
SB1408 C fingerprint clearance cardholders; background checks
  (NOW: fingerprint clearance card; adoption
SB1410 C nonemergency ambulance service; regulation
SB1432 P* massage therapy board; executive director
SB1433 P* optometry board See Vote
SB1438 C prescription orders; biological products; substitution
SB1454 C campaign finance; in-kind contributions; disclosures See Vote
SB1463 C counties; flood control districts; rules
SCR1002 P* health care; direct pay prices
SCR1012 C EPA actions; haze
SCR1015 C support; second amendment
SCR1020 C Sheriff Larry Dever; death resolution
SCR1021 P death resolution; Bill Konopnicki
SR1004 C death resolution; Bud Strom
SR1005 C partnership; Azerbaijan; U.S.


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