May 13 Advocacy Update: Capitol Consulting Legislative Update

Day 124 – Continuing a trend of the past few weeks, both chambers adjourned early this week. After calendaring only two bills, the House adjourned for the week on Monday, with the Senate following suit on Tuesday after calendaring four bills. This is primarily the result of stalled budget negotiations which seem to have made little progress over … Read more

May 6 Advocacy Update: Capitol Consulting Legislative Update

This update is provided by Courtney Gilstrap LeVinus Capitol Consulting, LLC Courtney@azcapitolconsulting.com Day 117 – Another very slow week at the Capitol.  In fact, in what seems to be a trend lately, the Senate adjourned for the week on Wednesday after only calendaring nine bills.  All of this is due to a budget impasse within the majority … Read more

April 7, 2023 Advocacy Update

Today, we met with Senate Majority Staff to discuss HB2123, the implications of the bill, and most importantly, the bill’s intent.  As you know, HB2123 continues the State Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers, but only until March 31, 2023. The bill also redefines “licensed” persons as “registered” persons. Initially we were under the impression … Read more

April 1, 2022 Advocacy Update: HB2123 Striker Language Adopted

Good Afternoon,Please accept my heartfelt thanks for your support of me as the AFCCA President.  I have and always will support the best interests of the funeral profession.  Your AFCCA board of directors has had the opportunity to present the best of themselves and made a contribution toward meaningful dialogue.  Being present and being heard … Read more

March 30, 2022 Advocacy Update: Striker Bill Introduced

After many months of asking for a continuation bill for the Arizona Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers, today we received the language for the Board’s proposed continuation bill. Important pieces to note: Legislatures would like to move the Funeral Board to a similar model like Colorado. They do not agree with the overreach and … Read more

January 16, 2022 Advocacy Update: Start of 55th Legislature Session

Monday, January 10, 2022 marked the beginning of the Arizona – Fifty-fifth Legislature – Second Regular Session (2022).  On Tuesday, January 11, 2022 the Arizona House of Representatives Interim Commerce Committee met with the Sunset Review of the Arizona Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers on their Agenda. After reviewing  the Arizona Auditor General report … Read more