A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position; alternatively, a geographic position may be expressed in a combined three-dimensional Cartesian vector. A common choice of coordinates is latitude, longitude and elevation. To specify a location on a plane requires a map projection.
Arizona House of Representatives
|54th Arizona Legislature|
|4 terms (8 years)|
New session started
|January 14, 2019|
Speaker pro Tempore
Length of term
|Authority||Article 4, Arizona Constitution|
|Salary||$24,000/year + per diem|
|November 6, 2018|
|November 6, 2020|
|Redistricting||Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission|
|House of Representatives Chamber|
Arizona State Capitol
1700 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, Arizona •85007
|Arizona House of Representatives|
The Arizona House of Representatives is the lower house of the Arizona Legislature, the state legislature of the U.S. state of Arizona. The upper house is the Senate. Its members are elected to two-year terms with a term limit of four consecutive terms (eight years). Members of the Republican Party currently hold a narrow majority in the House.
A lower house is one of two chambers of a bicameral legislature, the other chamber being the upper house.
A state legislature in the United States is the legislative body of any of the 50 U.S. states. The formal name varies from state to state. In 25 states, the legislature is simply called the Legislature, or the State Legislature, while in 19 states, the legislature is called the General Assembly. In Massachusetts and New Hampshire, the legislature is called the General Court, while North Dakota and Oregon designate the legislature the Legislative Assembly.
In the United States, a state is a constituent political entity, of which there are currently 50. Bound together in a political union, each state holds governmental jurisdiction over a separate and defined geographic territory and shares its sovereignty with the federal government. Due to this shared sovereignty, Americans are citizens both of the federal republic and of the state in which they reside. State citizenship and residency are flexible, and no government approval is required to move between states, except for persons restricted by certain types of court orders. Four states use the term commonwealth rather than state in their full official names.
Each of the state's 30 legislative districts elects two representatives. Multi-member districts are also used in the Washington, North Dakota and Idaho House of Representatives, as well as the New Jersey General Assembly, and are less common than the single-member districts used by most state legislatures.
The Washington House of Representatives is the lower house of the Washington State Legislature, and along with the Washington State Senate makes up the legislature of the US state of Washington. It is composed of 98 Representatives from 49 districts, each of which elects one Senator and two members of the House. All members of the House are elected to a two-year term without term limits. The House meets at the Legislative Building in Olympia.
The North Dakota House of Representatives is the lower house of the North Dakota Legislative Assembly and is larger than the North Dakota Senate.
The Idaho House of Representatives is the lower chamber of the Idaho State Legislature. It consists of 70 representatives elected to two-year terms. The state is divided into 35 districts, each of which elect two representatives. It meets at the Idaho State Capitol in Boise, Idaho.
Each representative represents a district of at least 172,000 people. The House convenes in the legislative chambers at the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix.
The Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix, Arizona, United States, was the last home for Arizona's Territorial government, until Arizona became a state in 1912. Initially, all three branches of the new state government occupied the four floors of the statehouse. As the state expanded the branches relocated to adjacent buildings and additions. The 1901 portion of the Capitol is now maintained as the Arizona Capitol Museum with a focus on the history and culture of Arizona. The Arizona State Library which occupied most of the 1938 addition until July 2017 re-opened in late 2018 as a part of the Arizona Capitol Museum.
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of Arizona, with 1,626,000 people. It is also the fifth most populous city in the United States, and the most populous American state capital, and the only state capital with a population of more than one million residents.
The Speaker is elected by the majority party caucus along with the Minority Leader, the Assistant Minority Leader, and the Minority Whip. The House as a whole shall pass a House resolution confirming the Speaker and the Chief Clerk of the House.In addition to presiding over the body, the Speaker is also the chief leadership position, and controls the flow of legislation and committee assignments. Outside of legislative authority, the Speaker is given the power to employ, terminate and alter the compensation of all House employees. The Speaker has full final authority of all expenses charged to the House of Representatives, further, the Speaker the individual responsible for approving House expense accounts. The minority party selects a Minority Leader, an Assistant Minority Leader and a Minority Whip in a closed caucus.
A caucus is a meeting of supporters or members of a specific political party or movement. The term originated in the United States, but has spread to Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and Nepal. As the use of the term has been expanded, the exact definition has come to vary among political cultures.
In law, resolution is a written motion adopted by a deliberative body. The substance of the resolution can be anything that can normally be proposed as a motion. For long or important motions, though, it is often better to have them written out so that discussion is easier or so that it can be distributed outside the body after its adoption. An alternate term for a resolution is a resolve.
|Speaker||Russell Bowers||Republican||Mesa||District 25|
|Speaker Pro Tempore||T. J. Shope||Republican||Coolidge||District 8|
|Majority Leader||Warren Petersen||Republican||Gilbert||District 12|
|Majority Whip||Becky Nutt||Republican||Safford||District 14|
|Minority Leader||Charlene Fernandez||Democratic||Yuma||District 4|
|Assistant Minority Leader||Randy Friese||Democratic||Tucson||District 9|
|Minority Whip||Reginald Bolding||Democratic||Phoenix||District 27|
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
|End 52nd, November 2016||36||24||60||0|
|Begin 53rd, January 2017||35||25||60||0|
|End 53rd, November 2018|
|Begin 54th, January 2019||31||29||60||0|
|Latest voting share||51.7%||48.3%|
|1||Noel W. Campbell||Rep||Prescott||2014|
|Daniel Hernández Jr.||Dem||Tucson||2016|
|Leo Biasiucci||Rep||Lake Havasu City||2018|
|7||Arlando Teller||Dem||Window Rock||2018|
|8||David Cook||Rep||Casa Grande||2008|
|T. J. Shope||Rep||Coolidge||2012|
|11||Mark Finchem||Rep||Oro Valley||2014|
|Joanne Osborne||Rep||Litchfield Park||2018|
|14||Becky Nutt||Rep||Sierra Vista||2016|
|Gail Griffin||Rep||Sierra Vista||2018|
|Nancy Barto||Rep||Cave Creek||2018|
|John Fillmore||Rep||Apache Junction||2018|
|Kevin Payne||Rep||Sun City||2016|
|23||Jay Lawrence||Rep||Fountain Hills||2014|
|28||Kelli Butler||Dem||Paradise Valley||2016|
|Aaron Lieberman||Dem||Paradise Valley||2018|
|29||Richard C. Andrade||Dem||Phoenix||2014|
†Member was originally appointed to the office.
The current standing committees of the Arizona House of Representatives are as follows:
|Appropriations||Regina E. Cobb||John Kavanagh|
|Commerce||Jeff Weninger||Travis Grantham|
|Education||Michelle Udall||John Fillmore|
|Elections||Kelly Townsend||Frank Carroll|
|Federal Relations||Mark Finchem||Gail Griffin|
|Government||John Kavanagh||Kevin Payne|
|Health and Human Services||Nancy Barto||Jay Lawrence|
|Judiciary||John Allen||Walter Blackman|
|Land & Agriculture||Timothy M. Dunn||Travis Grantham|
|Military & Veterans Affairs||Jay Lawrence||Joanne Osborne|
|Natural Resources, Energy & Water||Gail Griffin||Timothy M. Dunn|
|Public Safety||Kevin Payne||Anthony T. Kern|
|Regulatory Affairs||Travis Grantham||Bret Roberts|
|Rules||Anthony T. Kern||Thomas "T.J." Shope, Jr.|
|State & International Affairs||Tony Rivero||Walter Blackman|
|Technology||Bob Thrope||Jeff Weninger|
|Transportation||Noel Campbell||Leo Biasiucci|
|Ways & Means||Ben Toma||Shawnna Bolick|
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