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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.

Sponsored Bills

Bill NumberSponsor TypeShort/NOW Title
HB2104Cchild care assistance; education; training
HB2105Cschools; child care; reduced fees
HB2111Cschools; resources; services; consolidation grants
HB2120Cschools; graduation ceremonies; cultural regalia
HB2185Cappropriations; school safety program
HB2187Cappropriation; school facilities; building renewal
HB2277P*schools; sex education instruction.
HB2278P*school functions; food; beverages
HB2279P*condominiums; planned communities; write-in candidates
HB2322Cfirearm sales; transfers; background checks
HB2323Cpatient information; gun safety; appropriation
HB2324Cprohibited weapon; bump-fire device; accessory.
HB2325Cfirearm sales; permit verification; requirements
HB2372Cschools; dyslexia; screening; training
HB2374P*TPT; diapers; feminine hygiene; exemption
HB2375P*appropriation; law enforcement training simulator
HB2390Ccommunity colleges; districts; workforce development
HB2518Cschools; expenditure limit; overrides
HB2539Cstatewide ADA coordinator; appropriation
HB2541Chealth care institutions; education; abuse
HB2542Cmandatory reporting; vulnerable adults; penalties
HB2543Cfirearm transfers; domestic violence offenses.
HB2544Cfirearm; ammunition storage; civil penalty
HB2545Cfirearm dealers; firearm transfers; requirements
HB2546Cfirearm sales; transfers; background checks
HB2547Cwage disclosure; employee rights
HB2548Cemployers; employee salary history; prohibitions
HB2569CDCS; investigation; schools; children; disabilities
HB2682Cschools; instruction; Holocaust; genocides
HB2683Canti-semitism; crime reporting; aggravating factor
HB2690Cstate agencies; veterans status; inquiry
HB2693Cabortion; waiting period; authorized providers
HB2694Crepeal; imprisonment; abortion; solicitation.
HB2707Cconversion therapy; prohibition; sexual orientation
HB2708Cwrongful arrest; record clearance
HB2711P*search and rescue equipment; fund
HB2716P*antidiscrimination; housing; employment; public accommodations
HB2741CCTEDs; fourth-year funding
HB2751Cdetained juveniles; advisements; notifications
HB2755Cschools; drug violations; reporting options
HB2756Csentencing; historical prior felony convictions
HB2764Cmental health omnibus.
HB2765P*highway patrol; emergency response requirement
HB2766Cgreenhouse gas programs; repeal prohibition
HB2777Cappropriations; capital projects; Greasewood Springs
HB2785Cappropriations; DPS: school safety program
HB2799Cappropriation; area agencies on aging.
HB2800CCORP; defined benefit election
HB2801Cautomatic voter registration; same day
HB2847Cschool counselors; social workers; grants
HB2857Cpaid family leave
HB2859Cmonitoring program; fish contaminants
HB2860CAfrican American history; curriculum; appropriation
HB2862Cstudy committee; missing African-American females
HB2863Cprisoners; nonoperating identification license
HB2864Cretirement systems; investments; private prisons
HB2865Cdiscrimination; prohibited; protective hairstyles
HB2867Cbirth certificates; amendment; gender identity
HB2868Clocal planning; residential housing; repeal
HB2869Ccharter schools; holders; governing bodies
HB2875Cregulation; short-term rentals
HB2876Cfarm wineries; production
HB2878Cpublic resources; prohibited; deportation proceedings
HCM2008Cports of entry; seven-day entry
HCR2018Cfirearm sales; transfers; background checks
HCR2029Ccampaign finance; source disclosure
HM2002Cmilitary sexual trauma; servicemembers
SB1143Canti-semitism; crime reporting; aggravating factor.
SB1217Crepeal; imprisonment; abortion; solicitation
SB1218Cabortion; authorized providers; waiting period
SB1438Cfantasy sports competitions; definition
SB1460Celectric cooperatives; broadband service
SB1545Cconversion therapy; prohibition; minors