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Arizona Healthcare Advocacy Coalition 2021 Legislative Session Summary

2021 Legislative Session Summary

The First Regular Session of the 55th Legislature was certainly one for the books. The lengthy session was tied for the third longest session on record, stretching to 171 days. Although you might expect that this was because of the challenges of holding session amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, in reality, it was simply because of difficult and highly partisan negotiations on the fiscal year (FY) 2022 budget. The session was held in a hybrid format, with the vast majority of work being done virtually. As everyone adjusted to the “new normal” of lobbying via Zoom, AHAC’s positions and letters were more valuable than ever.

AHAC Leadership members met in February, March and April to review all introduced legislation and take formal positions on measures the Coalition deemed important. The results of those meetings are highlighted at the link below.

Click here to read the full 2021 Legislative Report.

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