Key Votes

SB 1001 - Authorizing Governor to Challenge Federal Individual Health Care Mandate - Key Vote

Arizona Key Votes

Albert Hale Did Not Vote on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Authorizing Governor to Challenge Federal Individual Health Care Mandate

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Authorizing Governor to Challenge Federal Individual Health Care Mandate

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (34-24) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizing Governor to Challenge Federal Individual Health Care Mandate

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes the right of every individual in the state to choose or decline to choose any mode of securing health care services without penalty or threat of penalty, and authorizes the Governor, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the President of the Senate to direct counsel, other than the Attorney General, to initiate legal proceedings on behalf of the state to enforce such policy.

Highlights:
  • Defines "penalty" as any of the following (Sec. 1):
    • Civil or criminal penalty;
    • Tax;
    • Salary or wage withholding or surcharge;
    • Any named fee with similar effect as the aforementioned penalties
  • Prohibits public officials or any employee or agent of the state from imposing, collecting, enforcing, or effectuating any of the aforementioned penalties that violate the provisions of this Act (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that the provisions of this Act do not apply to the impairment of any right of contract related to the provision of lawful health care services to any person or group, or to any statutes enacted by the legislature related to workers' compensation (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (18-11) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizing Governor to Challenge Federal Individual Health Care Mandate

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes the right of every individual in the state to choose or decline to choose any mode of securing health care services without penalty or threat of penalty, and authorizes the Governor, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the President of the Senate to direct counsel, other than the Attorney General, to initiate legal proceedings on behalf of the state to enforce such policy.

Highlights:
  • Defines "penalty" as any of the following (Sec. 1):
    • Civil or criminal penalty;
    • Tax;
    • Salary or wage withholding or surcharge;
    • Any named fee with similar effect as the aforementioned penalties
  • Prohibits public officials or any employee or agent of the state from imposing, collecting, enforcing, or effectuating any of the aforementioned penalties that violate the provisions of this Act (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that the provisions of this Act do not apply to the impairment of any right of contract related to the provision of lawful health care services to any person or group, or to any statutes enacted by the legislature related to workers' compensation (Sec. 1).

Sponsors

  • Carolyn S. Allen (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Sylvia Tenney Allen (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Frank R. Antenori (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David Braswell (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ed Bunch (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert 'Bob' Burns (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ron Gould (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Chuck Gray (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Linda J. Gray (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jack W. Harper (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John Huppenthal (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Barbara Leff (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John Nelson (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Russell K. Pearce (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jay Tibshraeny (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thayer Verschoor (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)