Legislation

ACTION ITEM: Request Rep Eddie Farnsworth (R-LD12) Hold Hearings on Family Law Bills

Several very good family bills have been dropped this year in the Arizona House of Representatives and are assigned to the Judiciary and Public Safety committee but have yet to be scheduled for a hearing. Your voice is needed to bring these bills forward! Call or write the committee chairman, Rep Eddie Farnsworth, and request he… Read more ACTION ITEM: Request Rep Eddie Farnsworth (R-LD12) Hold Hearings on Family Law Bills

HB2220 Passes The House JPS Committee

HB2220 passed in the House Judiciary and Public Safety Committee by a vote of 8-1.  An amendment offered by Chairman Eddie Farnsworth (R-LD12) passed which would move the effective date to January 1, 2018. Next steps in the House: Rules Committee Caucus Committee of the Whole (COW) Please contact your two Representatives and ensure they… Read more HB2220 Passes The House JPS Committee

Family Law Reform Legislation Arrives

AZCFF staff has been working with legislators and partner activists and organizations to prepare for this legislative session.  We’re proud of the work the team has accomplished. So far, the following bills have been dropped: HB2220:  Requires the courts to (1) accept audio and/or video records as official records of court proceedings if such recordings… Read more Family Law Reform Legislation Arrives

A Brief HOW-TO on Arizona Advocacy at the Legislature

With the 2017 regular session now open, we all need to be ready to make our voices heard in favor of protecting the rights of parents to direct the upbringing of their children without unnecessary interference. Here are some helpful links to get you prepared: The Arizona Legislature website Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS) Arizona Constitution Bill… Read more A Brief HOW-TO on Arizona Advocacy at the Legislature

First Day of the 2017 Arizona Legislative Session

AZCFF welcomes all Arizona legislators on this first day of the 2017 regular session. We are excited to have met so many new and returning legislators, and to work with several on important reforms to the area of family law and strengthening protections for parental rights. AZCFF will be providing timely information on legislation and… Read more First Day of the 2017 Arizona Legislative Session

Law Revises Complaints Process Against Appointed Psychologists

The changes made by SB1439 go into effect for all complaints against psychologists submitted on or after today. According to the new law, family court judges will no longer be allowed to shield psychologists appointed in cases from complaints.  Instead, the new law allows parties to file complaints directly with the Board of Psychologist Examiners.… Read more Law Revises Complaints Process Against Appointed Psychologists