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2 By Mary Griffith, MN, RN To advance and promote professional nursing in Arizona

3  ALIS  A rizona L egislative I nformation S ystem  Official website of Arizona’s State Legislature  2 Arizona Nurses Association © 2012 ALIS

4  Bills: discover what a bill is about  Arizona Revised Statutes: research laws  ALIS Tracking: personalize a tracking system  How do I find my legislator: demystify your legislator  Request to Speak: lobby in your pajamas  Live Proceedings: watch proceedings any time 3 Arizona Nurses Association © 2012

5  Type bill number in upper right corner  Look up any bill from past sessions by changing the session number/date SB1002 Second Session, Fiftieth Legislature 4 Arizona Nurses Association © 2012

6  Menu When a Bill Number is entered ◦ Bill Overview – status, tracking information ◦ Sponsors – Legislators: authors and supporters ◦ Bill Versions – may be one or many ◦ Bill Summary/Fact Sheets – Written by staff ◦ Adopted Amendments - changes approved ◦ Proposed Amendments - changes not approved ◦ Senate/House Agendas – where the bill is heard ◦ Senate/House Calendars – when the bill is heard ◦ Bill Video Archive - see how your ◦ legislator voted, watch debates specific ◦ to the bill Discover what a bill is about ……..continued 5 Arizona Nurses Association © 2012

7  Sometimes you need to know what a bill is referring to before you can know what it intends to achieve. For example, the bill may say:  AN ACT AMENDING SECTIONS , , , , , , , , , AND , ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES; RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES.  Arizona Revised Statutes lists every law since statehood. It is under the ALIS general information section. Arizona Revised Statutes 6 Arizona Nurses Association © 2012

8  Use ALIS tracking to set up your own list of bills to follow  Bill ALERTS pop up when you log in announcing when a bill is going to be heard in committee or other venue  You can track bills and print progress reports 7 Arizona Nurses Association © 2012

9  Identify your legislator by clicking the Members Tab and then How do I find my legislators?  Get acquainted by clicking their name under Senate or House members and studying their home page for bio, sponsored bills and more  Communicate easily by sending an straight from the member’s list 8 Arizona Nurses Association © 2012

10 Testify at a Committee Hearing from anywhere. 1. Visit the capitol and register at one of many kiosks available. 2. From any internet connection open ALIS and hit the request to speak tab 3. Log in using the ID and Password you chose when you registered 4. Follow the instructions to find your bill and state your position 5. You can write a statement or simply indicate whether you support or oppose a bill 6. Your name and position will be entered into the public record. 9 Arizona Nurses Association © 2012

11  Every hearing and session is taped and saved  Every bill is linked to its video records.  Calendar shows times of live proceedings  If watching live need to know bill numbers and committee hearing room numbers.  For live action, visit the capitol or watch Cox Cable 123 ACTV,the legislature’s TV channel. 10 Arizona Nurses Association © 2012

12  Bills: discover what a bill is about  Arizona Revised Statutes: research laws  ALIS Tracking: personalize a tracking system  How do I find my legislator: demystify your legislator  Request to Speak: lobby in your pajamas  Live Proceedings: watch proceedings any time 11 Arizona Nurses Association © 2012

13 eg.gov Better Legislation 12 Arizona Nurses Association © 2012 ALIS + =


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