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Barto, Lovas lead in percentage of bills signed into law

Sen. Nancy Barto (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)

Sen. Nancy Barto (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)

Republican Sen. Nancy Barto of Phoenix scored the highest legislative batting average of the year, with 65 percent of her 23 bills signed into law.

Barto was followed by Republican Rep. Phil Lovas of Peoria, who had 64 percent of his 11 bills signed into law, and Republican Sen. David Farnsworth of Mesa, who had 63 percent of his eight bills signed into law, the highest percentage of bills signed into law by a freshman lawmaker.

Republican Rep. Karen Fann of Prescott had the most bills signed into law this year, with 16.

She was followed closely by Barto, Republican Sen. Gail Griffin of Hereford and Republican Rep. John Kavanagh of Fountain Hills, each of whom had 15 bills signed.

Rep. Phil Lovas (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)

Rep. Phil Lovas (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)

Republican Rep. Brenda Barton and Republican Rep. Justin Pierce tied for the most bills vetoed  this year, with three each, but Barton had a much higher percentage of her bills vetoed than Pierce, with 21 percent of her sponsored bills nixed compared to Pierce’s 12 percent.

Eight Republicans didn’t have any bills signed into law this year: Reps. Paul Boyer of Phoenix, Adam

Kwasman of Oro Valley, Steve Montenegro of Litchfield Park, Bob Robson of Chandler, Carl Seel of Phoenix, Bob Thorpe of Flagstaff, Michelle Ugenti of Scottsdale and Sen. Michele Reagan of Scottsdale. Robson, however, did not introduce any bills this year.

Of the 278 bills signed into law this year, five were sponsored by Democrats. Democratic Reps. Juan Carlos Escamilla of Yuma, Stefanie Mach of Tucson and Catherine Miranda of Phoenix and Sens. Carlyle Begay of Tuba City and Barbara McGuire of Kearny each had one bill signed by Gov. Jan Brewer.

 

Lawmaker Party Chamber prime sponsor Techs/ memorial/ resolutions Prime sponsored bills Signed Batting average Vetoed Veto percent
Nancy Barto R Senate 28 5 23 15 65% 0 0%
Phil Lovas R House 12 -1 11 7 64% 0 0%
David Farnsworth R Senate 12 4 8 5 63% 0 0%
Steve Yarbrough R Senate 21 21 13 62% 2 10%
Kate Brophy McGee R House 26 -11 15 9 60% 0 0%
David Livingston R House 10 10 6 60% 1 10%
Al Melvin R Senate 24 15 9 5 56% 0 0%
Debbie Lesko R House 29 -5 24 13 54% 1 4%
Karen Fann R House 32 -2 30 16 53% 0 0%
Justin Pierce R House 28 -3 25 13 52% 3 12%
Heather Carter R House 22 -10 12 6 50% 0 0%
Rick Gray R House 4 4 2 50% 0 0%
Thomas Shope R House 9 -1 8 4 50% 0 0%
John Kavanagh R House 34 -3 31 15 48% 1 3%
Sonny Borrelli R House 19 -2 17 8 47% 0 0%
Steve Pierce R Senate 18 5 13 6 46% 0 0%
Gail Griffin R Senate 48 15 33 15 45% 2 6%
Justin Olson R House 14 -3 11 5 45% 1 9%
Frank Pratt R House 13 -2 11 5 45% 0 0%
Andy Biggs R Senate 22 4 18 8 44% 1 6%
Bob Worsley R Senate 9 9 4 44% 0 0%
Eddie Farnsworth R House 24 -5 19 8 42% 1 5%
Doug Coleman R House 9 -4 5 2 40% 0 0%
Darin Mitchell R House 5 5 2 40% 0 0%
Kelly Townsend R House 16 -6 10 4 40% 1 10%
Andy Tobin R House 10 -2 8 3 38% 1 13%
David Gowan R House 33 -14 19 7 37% 0 0%
David Stevens R House 27 -8 19 7 37% 0 0%
Warren Petersen R House 14 14 5 36% 0 0%
Kimberly Yee R Senate 20 3 17 6 35% 0 0%
Tom Forese R House 21 -1 20 7 35% 1 5%
John Allen R House 12 12 4 33% 0 0%
Juan Carlos Escamilla D House 3 3 1 33% 0 0%
Doris Goodale R House 5 -2 3 1 33% 0 0%
Chester Crandell R Senate 26 2 24 7 29% 0 0%
Kelli Ward R Senate 32 2 30 8 27% 0 0%
Stefanie Mach D House 4 4 1 25% 0 0%
John McComish R Senate 9 1 8 2 25% 0 0%
Ethan Orr R House 25 -4 21 5 24% 0 0%
Brenda Barton R House 18 -4 14 3 21% 3 21%
Judy Burges R Senate 22 8 14 3 21% 1 7%
Don Shooter R Senate 20 6 14 3 21% 0 0%
Catherine Miranda D House 7 -2 5 1 20% 0 0%
J.D. Mesnard R House 20 -9 11 2 18% 1 9%
Carlyle Begay D Senate 16 9 7 1 14% 0 0%
Jeff Dial R House 9 -1 8 1 13% 0 0%
Adam Driggs R Senate 11 2 9 1 11% 0 0%
Rick Murphy R Senate 14 4 10 1 10% 1 10%
Steve Smith R House 13 -3 10 1 10% 1 10%
Barbara McGuire D Senate 14 1 13 1 8% 0 0%
Ed Ableser D Senate 41 1 40 0 0% 0 0%
Lela Alston D House 10 -2 8 0 0% 0 0%
Paul Boyer R House 8 -2 6 0 0% 0 0%
David Bradley D Senate 7 3 4 0 0% 0 0%
Olivia Cajero Bedford D Senate 1 1 0 0% 0 0%
Chad Campbell D House 28 -1 27 0 0% 0 0%
Mark Cardenas D House 6 -1 5 0 0% 0 0%
Demion Clinco D House 1 1 0 0% 0 0%
Lupe Contreras D House 5 -1 4 0 0% 0 0%
Andrea Dalessandro D Senate 5 1 4 0 0% 0 0%
Steve Farley D Senate 19 19 0 0% 0 0%
Rosanna Gabaldon D House 5 5 0 0% 0 0%
Steve Gallardo D Senate 52 7 45 0 0% 0 0%
Ruben Gallego D House 5 5 0 0% 0 0%
Sally Ann Gonzales D House 10 10 0 0% 0 0%
Albert Hale D House 8 -2 6 0 0% 0 0%
Lydia Hernandez D House 3 3 0 0% 0 0%
Katie Hobbs D Senate 11 2 9 0 0% 0 0%
Adam Kwasman R House 9 -5 4 0 0% 0 0%
Leah Landrum Taylor D Senate 11 7 4 0 0% 0 0%
Jonathan Larkin D House 9 9 0 0% 0 0%
Debbie McCune Davis D House 7 -1 6 0 0% 0 0%
Juan Mendez D House 9 -2 7 0 0% 0 0%
Eric Meyer D House 9 9 0 0% 0 0%
Robert Meza D Senate 1 1 0 0% 0 0%
Steve Montenegro R House 2 2 0 0% 0 0%
Norma Munoz D House 0 0 0 0% 0 0%
Lisa Otondo D House 6 6 0 0% 0 0%
Lynne Pancrazi D Senate 12 3 9 0 0% 0 0%
Jamescita Peshlakai D House 10 -6 4 0 0% 0 0%
Martin Quezada D House 20 -2 18 0 0% 0 0%
Michele Reagan R Senate 4 4 0 0% 0 0%
Bob Robson R House 0 0 0 0% 0 0%
Macario Saldate D House 7 7 0 0% 0 0%
Carl Seel R House 29 -8 21 0 0% 0 0%
Andrew Sherwood D House 10 10 0 0% 0 0%
Victoria Steele D House 7 -2 5 0 0% 0 0%
Bob Thorpe R House 12 -2 10 0 0% 2 20%
Anna Tovar D Senate 11 4 7 0 0% 0 0%
Michelle Ugenti R House 14 -1 13 0 0% 0 0%
Bruce Wheeler D House 1 1 0 0% 0 0%

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