House Member

Personal Information:
Home City: Tucson
Occupation: Writer/Editor
Member Since: 2017

Prior to being elected to the Arizona house in November 2016, Pamela Powers Hannley, MPH had a long career in public health, health promotion, behavioral research, and communications. Most recently, she was the managing editor for the American Journal of Medicine, one of the world’s most influential internal medicine journals. Although she stepped down as managing editor to run for the Arizona House, she continues to work part time at the Journal as social media/technology editor and occasional author. Powers Hannley was formerly the program director of the Arizona Smokers’ Helpline at The University of Arizona and a consultant for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She has received 15 awards in communication or photography during her career.

In her spare time, Powers Hannley is a progressive activist and blogger. She regularly writes about politics, economics, feminism, healthcare, drug policy, and immigration for Blog for Arizona, the Tucson Progressive, and the Huffington Post. A life-long member of the Democratic Party, Powers Hannley is Vice Chair of the Public Banking Institute, co-director of Arizonans for a New Economy and former co-chair of the Arizona Democratic Progressive Caucus. She has been a precinct committeeperson and volunteer for many years. In 2012, she covered the Democratic National Convention (DNC) for the Huffington Post. In addition, she has authored or co-authored several prevention-related booklets and many articles in academic journals focusing on communications or medicine.

In the Arizona House, Powers Hannley is the ranking Democrat on the Health Committee and serves on the Banking and Insurance Committee.

Powers Hannley holds a master’s in public health from The University of Arizona and a BA in journalism from The Ohio State University. She is an Amherst, Ohio native but has lived in Tucson, Arizona for 36 years. She and her husband Jim have four grown children and two grandchildren.

Sponsored Bills

Bill NumberSponsor TypeShort/NOW Title
HB2072Cgroup B weight; kindergarten; appropriation
HB2073Cschool funding; inflation adjustment
HB2074Cliteracy endorsement; noncertificated teachers; requirement
HB2075Cschools; corporal punishment; prohibition.
HB2076Cpresidential preference election; independent voters
HB2077Ccandidates; school; local; electronic signatures
HB2078Cinitiative; referendum; signatures; electronic submittal
HB2139Cmissing and murdered indigenous peoples
HB2140Cindigenous representative; statutory commissions; boards
HB2141Cmembership; Arizona criminal justice commission
HB2142Cmissing and unidentified persons; reports
HB2143CACJC; victim compensation fund; allocation
HB2186Crailroads; train length; prohibition
HB2187Cautonomous vehicles; ADOT director's duties
HB2188CADOT website; motor vehicle violations
HB2189Cprivate prison security officers; certification
HB2190Cprivate prison contractors; public records
HB2192P*sex education; comprehensive; medically accurate
HB2193P*state law; local violations; repeal.
HB2194P*national popular vote; interstate agreement
HB2195P*housing trust fund; unclaimed property
HB2196P*health care providers; religious beliefs
HB2205Cchildren's health insurance program; eligibility.
HB2207Conline home sharing; repeal
HB2208Covarian cancer awareness special plates
HB2209Cinsurance; preexisting conditions; essential benefits
HB2210Cconsumer credit; military; federal law
HB2211Cmedicare supplement; disability; renal disease
HB2212Cschools; immunizations; registered nurses; posting
HB2213Cinsurers; examinations; direct costs; repeal
HB2214Cphysical body adornment; establishments; certification
HB2215CAHCCCS; DES; program data
HB2216Cauto title loans; title; interest
HB2217Coversight committee; residential care; children
HB2218Cmedical services; purchase; study committee
HB2262Cminimum wage increase
HB2263Ctransportation funding task force
HB2264Ccall center relocation
HB2265Cmisclassification; tax fraud; task force
HB2266Cworkers' rights; public health emergency
HB2267Covertime pay
HB2306CAHCCCS; pregnant women; dental care
HB2307CAZPOST; mandatory reporting; peace officers
HB2308Cprotective hairstyles; discrimination prohibited
HB2309Cdetained juveniles; advisements; notifications
HB2310CDCS; investigation; schools; children; disabilities
HB2311Cschool health program; appropriation
HB2312CAHCCCS; postpartum care; appropriations
HB2335Cexpenditure limitation; school districts; repeal.
HB2419Cappropriation; schools; trees
HB2420Cadult incarceration contracts; cost comparison
HB2421Cstudy committee; student-led school clubs
HB2422Cgovernment vehicles; electric; appropriation
HB2426CArizona online instruction; cost study
HB2427Ctax credits; grants; reporting; repeals
HB2428Cstatistical information; disclosure; review committee
HB2440P*taxation; repeal; selected exemptions
HB2441P*healthy families program; appropriation
HB2442P*appropriation; community health grants
HB2443P*campaign finance; contributions limits
HB2444P*clean elections; county candidates
HB2445P*political signs; size requirements
HB2446P*local planning; residential housing; repeal
HB2515Cpeace officers; cameras; recordings; disclosures.
HB2516Cpeace officer database; disciplinary actions
HB2517Cpeace officers; duty to intervene
HB2518Cpeace officers; liability; unlawful act
HB2519Cuse of force; law enforcement
HB2522P*property taxes; elderly assistance fund
HB2523P*appropriations; medical workforce development
HB2524P*tax credits; reporting requirements
HB2525CAHCCCS; outpatient services
HB2527Csexual assault survivors; rights
HB2529Cbreast cancer gene; screening; coverage
HB2530Cteachers academy; mental health professionals
HB2618Cpower plants; contractors; workforce requirements
HB2630Cemployment; conditions; labor organizations; discrimination
HB2631Crepeal; right to work; liability
HB2638Ccurriculum; Asian American Pacific Islanders
HB2639CAsian American; Pacific Islander month
HB2648Cstate employees; paid family leave
HB2651Cappropriation; Cesar Chavez Boulevard.
HB2654Cparents bill of rights; definition
HB2655Cfelony murder; repeal
HB2667Cgrants; school counselors; social workers
HB2669Cappropriation; railway safety inspectors
HB2670Crailroads; annual safety inspections
HB2680Cvoter registration; same day
HB2682Cstudy committee on climate change
HB2702Cbroadband; internet protocol services; commission
HB2708Cworking conditions; heat illness; prevention
HB2750Cprisoners; forest restoration projects; expungement
HB2754Cpermanent early voting list
HB2761Cwater efficient plumbing fixtures
HB2762Cterminally ill individuals; end-of-life options.
HB2764CSTO scholarships; beneficiary recommendations.
HB2765CSTOs; administrative cost allocation
HB2766CSTO cap; general fund percentage
HB2767Cfamily and medical leave; coverage
HB2768Cearly voting; weekend hours
HB2769Cabortion regulation; benefits
HB2770Cvoting centers; board of supervisors
HB2771Celection procedures; registrations; campaign finance
HB2775Ctax expenditures; review; sunset
HB2790Cpersonal data; processing; security standards
HB2791Clife sentence; indeterminate period; parole
HB2792P*landlords; tenant's marijuana use
HB2793P*rent increase; limitation; substantial remodel
HB2794P*landlord; tenant; fee disclosure; waiver
HB2795P*wireless facilities; residential neighborhoods; approval
HB2796P*health professions; fingerprint clearance cards
HB2797P*SNAP; eligible benefits.
HB2804Cdevelopment subsidies; recapture; rescission
HB2806Cappropriation; housing trust fund
HB2816Cappropriation; basic state aid; increase
HB2817Cprofessional development personnel; teachers; appropriation
HB2818CCTE; articulated credit; statewide agreement
HCM2003CIndian boarding schools; urging investigation.
HCM2005P*ERA deadline; elimination; urging Congress
HCR2006Cshort-term rentals; vacation rentals
HCR2012Cschool districts; expenditure limit; authorization.
HCR2016Ctax expenditures; rates; supermajority vote
HCR2021P*ratification; equal rights amendment.
HCR2026Cright to work; repeal
HCR2035Cconstitutional right to vote
HCR2037Ccampaign finance; source disclosure
HCR2040COlivia Cajero Bedford; death resolution
SB1272CAHCCCS; postpartum care; eligibility; appropriations