On Monday evening, I appeared with Mark Curtis on
Channel 12 News to discuss House Bill 2640, also known as “Angel’s Law,” which I
introduced early this session. The AZ Republic Editorial Board does an
excellent job of detailing the bill’s objective.
Editorial board, The Republic | azcentral.com March 19,
Our View: Angel's Law would require background
checks for all before a child is returned home. It's just common
bill called "Angel's Law" would require the Department of Child Safety to check
the background of all the people living in the household, including boyfriends.
Any history of domestic violence or sexual assault would have to be taken into
consideration when reunifying a child with his or her biological
Arizona’s foster children deserve common sense
protections when they are being reunified with families with prior safety
problems. This is what Angel’s Law, HB2640, does.
This past week, recently-appointed DCS director Greg
McKay instituted Angel’s Law as an administrative directive to protect Arizona’s
most vulnerable children. The legislature must codify the directive in statute,
to ensure this critical safety measure becomes the practice going forward
regardless of who is in charge.
Many of you have asked what we’ve been up to at the Secretary of State’s office since I was sworn in the first week of January. Now that my administration is 10 weeks old, I thought you might be interested in some highlights of what we’ve done so far:
The First 10 Weeks
Attested for Governor Ducey's first executive order.
Helped draft a definition of “political committee” and found a great sponsor for the bill in Rep. Ugenti.
Our campaign finance laws hinge on this definition and it is essential we get HB2649 passed.
Named Western States Board Member of the National Lieutenant Governor’s Association. Arizona now has a seat at the table!
Photo: Michele with South Dakota Lt. Governor Matt Michels
Did you know the SOS office is responsible for trademarks? My first trademarks were the Super Bowl logo, Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots.
Gave the closing remarks at the Barry M. Goldwater statue installation at Statuary Hall in Washington, D.C.
Truly an honor to induct one of Arizona’s favorite sons!
Began accepting credit cards finally making it easier for businesses and consumers.
The new machines took in over $1000 on the first day.
Signed my first bill into law, the new Civics Bill - and was Acting Governor for a few days, too.
Formed partnership for an SOS mobile phone app that reminds voters of upcoming elections, shows polling locations and tracks specific races (the company developing the app is doing it for free).
Launched our new website. Modern, sleeker and more user-friendly. Check it out at www.azsos.gov.
The website is compatible with mobile devices too!
HB 2589 advances through Senate committees. It provides political subdivisions the chance to do campaign finance reporting through the SOS office. This was part of my campaign platform and enhances transparency in campaign finance.
What’s next? Notary filings will go online, the mobile phone election app will be released, and watch for our soon to be introduced “Follow the Money” program online.
Secretary of State Michele Reagan
Maricopa County Republicans Has NOT received any compensation to post this information,it is a courtesy post
Update 4:30 p.m. March 21: Arizona Sen. Steve Pierce's son has died from injuries received in a serious car accident in Phoenix March 18, according to Rep. Karen Fann.
Arizona Sen. Steve Pierce's son was in a serious car accident in Phoenix Wednesday evening, March 18 Steve Pierce II, a 37-year-old computer business owner from Phoenix, suffered a head injury, ruptured spleen and broken pelvis.