HB2626 Moves to Senate Appropriations Committee
House Bill 2626 passed through the Senate Education Committee and will now be heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 2:00 pm in Senate Hearing Room (SHR) 109.
During the Senate Education Committee, there was good discussion led by Senator Kate Brophy-McGee and Senator Sylvia Allen regarding the amount of funding in the bill and the concern that the funding was not ongoing.
We are hopeful this discussion will lead to a solution that will get us closer to our goal of $5 million ongoing.
We need your help – Weekend Homework:
Please email the members of the Senate Appropriations Committee and encourage them to increase funding to $2 million ongoing, consistent with the Senate proposed budget.
Be sure to include in your email how you see addressing the unique needs of gifted students is important to you personally, to your community and to our state and nation.
The Legislative leaders have requested to send emails and sign in to the Request to Speak system to leave comments rather than attending the hearing.
Members of the Senate Appropriations Committee
Sen. David Gowan, Chair email@example.com
Sen. Vince Leach, Vice Chair firstname.lastname@example.org
Sen. Lela Alston email@example.com
Sen. Sean Bowie firstname.lastname@example.org
Sen. Heather Carter email@example.com
Sen. Sine Kerr firstname.lastname@example.org
Sen. David Livingston email@example.com
Sen. Lisa Otondo firstname.lastname@example.org
Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita email@example.com
Arizona Association for Gifted and Talented
Donna Campbell, Advocacy Chair firstname.lastname@example.org