House Member

Personal Information:
Home City: Tucson
Occupation: Lawyer
Member Since: 2021

Chris Mathis is a Democrat who teaches health care law at the U of A and lives with his wife, Colleen, in Tucson. In December, Chris was appointed to represent Legislative District 9 in the Arizona House of Representatives. Chris practices elder law, helping older Tucsonans and their families resolve issues related to long-term care, public benefits and estate planning. A Professor of Practice at the University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of Law and Arizona Education Association member, Chris teaches classes on Health Care Law & Policy and Aging. He formerly served as Director of Policy & Communications at the Healthcare Markets & Regulation (HMR) Lab at Harvard Medical School and as Southern Arizona Coordinator for the Flinn-Brown Fellows Civic Leadership Program. Chris worked in the Illinois General Assembly, the U.S. House of Representatives, the British Parliament and as a Health Care Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel prior to moving to Tucson in 2001. He earned a Master in Public Administration from the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government and a Master in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health as well as law and undergraduate degrees from the University of Illinois.

Sponsored Bills

Bill NumberSponsor TypeShort/NOW Title
HB2192Csex education; comprehensive; medically accurate
HB2193Cstate law; local violations; repeal.
HB2195Chousing trust fund; unclaimed property
HB2196Chealth care providers; religious beliefs
HB2335Cexpenditure limitation; school districts; repeal.
HB2457Ceviction prevention; study committee
HB2458Chomeless youth; families; funding sources
HB2459Cappropriation; WQARF
HB2460Cwells; permits; spacing rules.
HB2461Cdrinking water standards; pollutants.
HB2462Cgreenhouse gas programs; repeal prohibition.
HB2463Cwell drilling; groundwater basins.
HB2465Csubsequent irrigation non-expansion areas; procedures.
HB2466Cadequate water supply; statewide requirements.
HB2467Creporting; groundwater pumping; measuring
HB2527Csexual assault survivors; rights
HB2593Cschools; calculated opportunity index
HB2618Cpower plants; contractors; workforce requirements
HB2634Ctextbooks; representation; disabilities; sexual orientation.
HB2651Cappropriation; Cesar Chavez Boulevard.
HB2667Cgrants; school counselors; social workers
HB2718Cminimum parking requirements; prohibition
HB2750Cprisoners; forest restoration projects; expungement
HB2754Cpermanent early voting list
HB2757Ctax exemptions; credits; review schedule
HB2760P*historic preservation tax credit
HB2761P*water efficient plumbing fixtures
HB2762P*terminally ill individuals; end-of-life options.
HB2763P*STO scholarships; student transfers
HB2764P*STO scholarships; beneficiary recommendations.
HB2765P*STOs; administrative cost allocation
HB2766P*STO cap; general fund percentage
HB2775Ctax expenditures; review; sunset
HB2790Cpersonal data; processing; security standards
HB2793Crent increase; limitation; substantial remodel
HB2794Clandlord; tenant; fee disclosure; waiver
HB2796Chealth professions; fingerprint clearance cards
HB2797CSNAP; eligible benefits.
HB2804Cdevelopment subsidies; recapture; rescission
HB2805Cextension; low-income housing tax credit
HB2806Cappropriation; housing trust fund
HB2812Crainwater harvesting program
HB2813Cvehicle finance transaction; clear title
HB2816Cappropriation; basic state aid; increase
HB2817Cprofessional development personnel; teachers; appropriation
HB2818CCTE; articulated credit; statewide agreement
HCM2003CIndian boarding schools; urging investigation.
HCM2005CERA deadline; elimination; urging Congress
HCR2012Cschool districts; expenditure limit; authorization.
HCR2021Cratification; equal rights amendment.
HCR2030Cdeath resolution; Grant Woods
HCR2037Ccampaign finance; source disclosure
HCR2040COlivia Cajero Bedford; death resolution
HCR2042Cdeath resolution; Jimmie Muñoz, Sr.
SCR1039Cratification; equal rights amendment