Mark Finchem’s Legislative Journal       


MAY 10, 2019 Much to the surprise of many adults, both young and old, we are not a democracy; the United States is a representative republic. So the next time you hear an official, whether elected or appointed, call our nation a democracy, be very suspicious of their education and understanding of civics.
- Rep. Mark Finchem, Chairman of the House Federal Relations Committee. 
Rep. Finchem voted YEA to implement safeguards against the corruption of the voter initiative process. SB-1451 is a big deal.  It specifies that all circulators of an initiative and referendum measures, including nonresidents of this state, are required to register with the SOS before circulating petitions.  SB-1451 outlines that the circulator registration application is required to include: a. The circulator's full name, residence address, telephone number and email address; b. The initiative or referendum petition on which the circulator will gather signatures; c. A statement that the circulator consents to the jurisdiction of the courts; d. The address of the committee in this state for which the circulator is gathering signatures; and e. An affidavit signed by the circulator in the presence of a notary public.

Rep. Finchem is very pleased to support this bill.  He is hopeful that it will work to raise awareness of teen suicide and to help prevent it from happening in the future.

Governor Doug Ducey today signed SB 1468, also known as the Mitch Warnock Act, expanding suicide awareness and prevention training in public schools to support Arizona’s adolecents and teens.

To help prevent further deaths by suicide, the Mitch Warnock Act requires all school employees who work with students in grades six through 12 to receive training on suicide prevention at least once every three years. Training would include information on suicide prevention and how to identify the warning signs of suicidal behavior in adolescents and teens. The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) will also be required to make suicide awareness and prevention training available and post the information on their website.

"Suicide has become a significant public health issue in the United States,” said Governor Ducey. “We’ve already lost too many young people to suicide and I’m glad that Arizona is taking action by training the first responders in our schools – our guidance counselors, teachers and administrators – on how to identify the warning signs that lead to suicide.”

To read the press release in it entirety, please visit:

The ongoing effort to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment has turned into a political tool to generate campaign contributions. Congress had originally set a ratification deadline of March 22, 1979, for the state legislatures to consider the ERA. The truth is, Through 1977, the amendment received 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications. Five state legislatures (Idaho, Kentucky, Nebraska, Tennessee, and South Dakota) voted to revoke their ERA ratifications. Four claim to have rescinded their ratifications before the original March 22, 1979 ratification deadline, while the South Dakota legislature did so by voting to sunset its ratification as of that original deadline.
The murder of unborn children is addressed under Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS) 13-1104So the question arises, when does a person receive their civil rights? We know when they end upon death, and the measure of death is the cessation of a heartbeat. One can reason then, that the civil rights of a person are conveyed to them when a heartbeat is detectable. That is the crux of the recent so-called "heartbeat" bills that have been introduced into state law in Georgia and Ohio.

Arizona jumped two spots in Chief Executive Magazine’s annual “Best & Worst States for Business” survey — moving from 9th to 7th best state to do business. The annual ranking reflects the preferences of top business leaders from around the country.

“With a booming economy, budget surplus, talented workforce, low regulation and tax environment, and unbeatable quality of life, it’s no wonder business leaders increasingly want to come to Arizona,” said Governor Ducey. “The word is out on Arizona. We are open for opportunity. And we will continue to implement smart policies that grow jobs and allow us to continue investing in the things that matter.”

In its survey, Chief Executive Magazine highlighted Arizona’s jobs explosion:

    “Business is booming in Arizona, and a recent report from the Office of     Economic Opportunity estimates the Grand Canyon State will add nearly     543,000 jobs through 2026. Amazon, Acronis, Valor Global and     TEKsystems have announced expansions here in the past year, and     Infosys will soon create an innovation hub in Phoenix that will hire 1,000     workers by 2023.”

California ranked last in the survey, followed by New York, Illinois, New Jersey and Connecticut, states with heavy taxes and regulations.

"The rules, regulations and taxes for everything in California have been ridiculous," said one CEO. "Every time we do a project there, we have some surprise rule or reg that costs both us and our clients a lot of money. Far worse than any other state."

Here is what CEOs are saying about doing business in Arizona:

“We’re excited to open a new, state-of-the-art fulfillment center in Tucson and to continue innovating in a state committed to providing great opportunities for jobs and customer experience.” —Mark Stewart, Vice President, Amazon’s North America Operations

“Arizona is an attractive place to do business, with its strong infrastructure, emphasis on innovation, rich pool of talent and overall quality of life.” — Karen McLoughlin, Chief Financial Officer, Cognizant

“We are strategically located in Arizona to take full advantage of all the resources the state has to offer. The expansion of our Tempe facility will bring hundreds of technical and nontechnical jobs to the community.” — Pete Clavell, Regional Director of Recruiting, TEKsystems

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