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Fiftieth Legislature - First Regular Session
  Rick Murphy

Rick Murphy

District 9

1700 W. Washington
Room 305
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-4444
Fax Number: (602) 417-3009

Personal Information:
Home City: Glendale
Member Since:
Rick Murphy is a Phoenix native and life-long resident of the Metro Phoenix area, mostly in the NW Valley. He currently lives in Peoria with his wife, Penny, two adopted children and several foster children. Mr. Murphy has been a Realtor® since 1992 and is also a small business owner.

Mr. Murphy has been politically active since 1997, although his interest in politics and government began in childhood. He became a Republican Precinct Committeeman after the 1996 elections and held several Republican Party leadership positions.

Mr. Murphy is also active in the community and non-partisan issue advocacy, particularly in the areas of taxpayer protection, chronic illness and foster care/adoption/CPS issues. He is a past Chairman of the Arizona Federation of Taxpayers (now Americans for Prosperity-Arizona), which publishes the annual “Friend of the Taxpayer” rating of the Arizona Legislature. He was a founding and long-time member of the local Hemophilia Association’s Camp Committee, which organizes a summer camp for Arizona children with bleeding disorders. He also served as a volunteer camp counselor for 15 years and is a past board member. As a member of Christ’s Church of the Valley, he is a volunteer Youth Coach for both junior high and high school students and leads a weekly student Bible study for each.


Committee Assignments
Appropriations Member Click Here Click Here
Healthcare and Medical Liability Reform Vice-Chairman Click Here Click Here
Judiciary Member 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
Bill NumberSort By Bill Number
Sponsor TypeSort By Sponsor Type
Short TitleSort By Short Title
Final Vote
HB2069 P corporate income tax; sales factor
HB2139 C property tax valuation; land fraud
HB2145 P justification; defensive display; holster
HB2146 P concealed weapons permit; training
HB2384 P abortion; public funding prohibition; taxes
HB2416 C abortion
HB2544 C presidential candidates; affidavit of qualifications
HB2545 C homeowners' associations; rental restrictions
HB2561 C Arizona citizenship.
HB2562 C interstate compact; birth certificates
HB2581 P STOs; credits; administration
HB2706 P education; Arizona empowerment accounts
  (NOW: supplementary reading instruction; teachers
HCM2002 C remove gray wolf; endangered species
HCR2006 P personal property tax exemption amount
HCR2032 P paycheck deductions; political purposes; requirement
SB1101 C protest activity; prohibition.
SB1136 P city or town annexation.
SB1160 P city sales tax; residential rental
SB1161 P personal property tax; exemption; depreciation
SB1162 P corporate income tax rate reduction
SB1163 P business property tax assessment percentage
SB1164 P income tax; corporate sales factor
SB1189 C developmentally disabled; residential setting
SB1190 C developmental disabilities; intermediate care facilities
  (NOW: developmental disabilities; residential placement
SB1201 C firearms omnibus See Vote
SB1202 C definition of dangerous drugs; synthetic.
SB1204 C trash collection; multifamily housing
SB1207 C dilapidated building; definition
SB1209 P school district employees; salaries; posting
SB1210 C corporate income tax; repeal
SB1211 P corporate income tax; phase-out
SB1231 P state revenue expenditures; limit
SB1246 C abortion.
SB1265 C abortion; public funding prohibition; taxes.
SB1282 C political committee registration; religious entity
SB1284 C registrar of contractors; arbitration See Vote
SB1288 C religion; free exercise; professionals; appointments
SB1298 C pharmacists; drug therapy protocols
SB1305 P clean elections; trigger reports; repeal
SB1308 C interstate compact; birth certificates.
SB1309 C Arizona citizenship
SB1312 P* STOs; credits; administration.
SB1313 P* public health districts; voter approval
SB1314 P* county island fire districts; meetings See Vote
SB1315 P* podiatry board; omnibus
SB1361 C fire districts; joint powers authority See Vote
SB1404 C Arizona grain research trust fund
SB1408 P state budget; appropriation limitation; hearing
SB1429 C health care actions; liability; students
SB1499 C probate; omnibus
  (NOW: probate proceedings; omnibus
See Vote
SB1502 C fire districts; merger; consolidation See Vote
SB1525 C city; town; development fees See Vote
SB1552 P* corporate tax allocation; sales factor
SB1553 P* education; Arizona empowerment accounts. See Vote
SB1554 P* ADE; teachers; liability insurance
SB1555 P* government employees; union dues; withholding
SB1556 P* school district monies; associations; elections.
SB1557 P* county school superintendents; qualifications; duties
SB1558 P* schools; superintendent contracts; performance pay
SB1559 P* juveniles; restitution; adoptive parents; exception
  (NOW: juveniles; fees; adoptive parents; exception
SB1560 P* dependent children; hearings; notice See Vote
SB1561 P* legislative appropriations; federal monies.
SB1568 P* municipal taxes; auditors and collectors.
SB1569 P* contractors; complaints by homebuyers.
SB1570 P* optometry board; omnibus.
SB1571 P* technical correction; child custody
SB1572 P* child custody; technical correction
SB1573 P* technical correction; mortgage guaranty insurance
SB1574 P* technical correction; benefits; aliens; athletes
SB1575 P* technical correction; cease; desist order
  (NOW: investigators; drug lab remediation
SB1576 P* technical correction; marriage
  (NOW: county school superintendent; qualifications
SB1577 P* technical correction; military affairs
  (NOW: county school superintendents; governing boards
SB1578 P* technical correction; common variety minerals
SB1579 P* technical correction; vehicle accident report
SB1580 P* technical correction; prepaid legal insurance
SB1583 C nursing board; membership
SB1590 P employers; group insurance pooling
SB1591 C health insurance claims; information; disclosure
SB1592 P health care compact; funding
SB1593 P health insurance; interstate purchase See Vote
SB1594 C prescription drugs; multitiered formularies
SB1599 C bail bond agents; recovery agents
SB1604 C schools; capital monies; temporary uses
SB1605 C RFP; advertising in newspapers; repeal
SB1607 P schools; residency requirements
SB1608 P* technical correction; adoption
SB1610 C state firearm
SB1612 P general appropriations 2011-2012
  (NOW: 2011-2012; general appropriations
See Vote
SB1613 P 2011-2012; capital outlay
  (NOW: capital outlay; 2011-2012
See Vote
SB1614 P 2011-2012; state budget procedures
  (NOW: state budget procedures; 2011-2012
See Vote
SB1615 P consolidation; state agencies
  (NOW: state agencies; consolidation
See Vote
SB1616 P revenue; 2011-2012; budget reconciliation
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; revenue; 2011-2012
See Vote
SB1617 P K-12 education; 2011-2012; budget reconciliation
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; K-12 education; 2011-2012
See Vote
SB1618 P higher education; 2011-2012; budget reconciliation
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; higher education; 2011-2012
See Vote
SB1619 P health; 2011-2012; budget reconciliation
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; health; 2011-2012
See Vote
SB1620 P welfare; 2011-2012; budget reconciliation
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; welfare; 2011-2012
See Vote
SB1621 P criminal justice; 2011-2012; budget reconciliation
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; criminal justice; 2011-2012
See Vote
SB1622 PZ general government; 2011-2012; budget reconciliation
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; general government; 2011-2012
See Vote
SB1623 P regulation; 2011-2012; budget reconciliation
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; regulation; 2011-2012
See Vote
SB1624 P environment; 2011-2012; budget reconciliation
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; environment; 2011-2012
See Vote
SCR1006 C border security plan
SCR1010 C judicial decisions; international law
SCR1016 C constitutional convention; federal debt.
SCR1017 P recognizing pregnancy care centers.
SCR1019 P state appropriation limit; reduction
SCR1028 P paycheck deductions; political purposes; requirement.
SCR1051 P* voter enacted expenditures; funding source
SCR1053 P* phase-out business personal property tax
SCR1054 P* punitive damages awards; funds
SCR1059 P supporting Wisconsin governor; legislature
SCR1061 P Mitch Menlove; death resolution
SR1001 P opposition; gaming; new Indian reservation
SR1003 C Dorwan Stoddard; death resolution
SR1004 C Gabe Zimmerman; death resolution
SR1005 C Phyllis Schneck; death resolution
SR1006 C Christina Taylor Green; death resolution
SR1007 C Dorothy Morris; death resolution
SR1008 C Honorable John Roll; death resolution
SR1011 C national day of the cowboy
SR1013 C Lloyd Oliver; death resolution


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