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Member Since: 2017
Daniel Hernandez Jr., is a native Arizonan, lifelong Democrat, and Member of the Arizona State Legislature representing South Tucson, Sahuarita, Green Valley and Santa Cruz County. He currently serves on the Public Safety and State & International Affairs Committees and is the Co-Founder of the LGBT Caucus.
In his first term, Hernandez has received praise for his work to find bipartisan solutions; from introducing a bipartisan resolution in recognition of Israel's Independence Day, to his first bill to exempting diapers, baby formula, and feminine hygiene products from sales taxes, which was passed in committee with wide bipartisan support, he has worked hard to achieve meaningful impact. In the Judiciary and Public Safety committee, Hernandez has been a vocal supporter of reproductive rights and gun violence prevention. Additionally, he fought against legislation that would have made it more difficult for victims of sexual assault to pursue justice.
Dedicated to working on innovative solutions to address Arizona's economy, Hernandez helped pass legislation to protect small business from frivolous lawsuits. He has also brought his years of experience in education to help advocate for issues around K-12 education.
In 2011, while working in the office of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Hernandez took actions on January 8th with which he is credited with saving her life. That day and the aftermath drove him to advocate for Gun Violence Prevention at the state and national level, which he does to this day.
Prior to serving in the legislature, Hernandez was elected to the Sunnyside Unified School District Governing board in November 2011. While serving as president of the board, he was successful in creating a 5-year strategic plan, opening a K-8 fine arts magnet school, vetting and hiring a new superintendent, as well as passing a comprehensive sex education curriculum.
He will continue to fight for education funding, protections for marginalized communities, access to quality and affordable healthcare and an economy that works for all Arizonans.
|Bill Number||Sponsor Type||Short/NOW Title|
|HB2104||C||child care assistance; education; training|
|HB2105||C||schools; child care; reduced fees|
|HB2111||C||schools; resources; services; consolidation grants|
|HB2120||C||schools; graduation ceremonies; cultural regalia|
|HB2185||C||appropriations; school safety program|
|HB2187||C||appropriation; school facilities; building renewal|
|HB2277||P*||schools; sex education instruction.|
|HB2278||P*||school functions; food; beverages|
|HB2279||P*||condominiums; planned communities; write-in candidates|
|HB2322||C||firearm sales; transfers; background checks|
|HB2323||C||patient information; gun safety; appropriation|
|HB2324||C||prohibited weapon; bump-fire device; accessory.|
|HB2325||C||firearm sales; permit verification; requirements|
|HB2372||C||schools; dyslexia; screening; training|
|HB2374||P*||TPT; diapers; feminine hygiene; exemption|
|HB2375||P*||appropriation; law enforcement training simulator|
|HB2390||C||community colleges; districts; workforce development|
|HB2518||C||schools; expenditure limit; overrides|
|HB2539||C||statewide ADA coordinator; appropriation|
|HB2541||C||health care institutions; education; abuse|
|HB2542||C||mandatory reporting; vulnerable adults; penalties|
|HB2543||C||firearm transfers; domestic violence offenses.|
|HB2544||C||firearm; ammunition storage; civil penalty|
|HB2545||C||firearm dealers; firearm transfers; requirements|
|HB2546||C||firearm sales; transfers; background checks|
|HB2547||C||wage disclosure; employee rights|
|HB2548||C||employers; employee salary history; prohibitions|
|HB2569||C||DCS; investigation; schools; children; disabilities|
|HCR2018||C||firearm sales; transfers; background checks|
|SB1143||C||anti-semitism; crime reporting; aggravating factor.|