The Joint Legislative Budget Committee was established in 1966, pursuant to Laws 1966, Chapter 96.  In 1979, a bill was passed to expand and alter the committee membership, which now consists of the following 16 members:

Representative Don Shooter
Chairman 2017

Senator Debbie Lesko
Chairman 2018

Representative John M. Allen

Senator Olivia Cajero Bedford

Representative Lela Alston

Senator Steve Farley

Representative Russell "Rusty" Bowers

Senator David C. Farnsworth

Representative Charlene R. Fernandez

Senator Katie Hobbs

Representative Vince Leach

Senator John Kavanagh

Representative David Livingston

Senator Warren Petersen

Representative Michelle Ugenti-Rita

Senator Kimberly Yee

The primary powers and duties of the JLBC relate to ascertaining facts and making recommendations to the Legislature regarding all facets of the state budget, state revenues and expenditures, future fiscal needs, and the organization and functions of state government.

JLBC appoints a Director who is responsible for providing staff support and sound technical analysis to the Committee. The JLBC Staff mission is as follows:

In achieving this mission, the objectives and major products of the staff of the JLBC are as follows:

Joint Legislative Budget Committee
1716 West Adams
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
Phone: (602) 926-5491

1/12/17


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