J.D. Mesnard

 

 
 
GOP Lawmakers Ask Gov. Ducey To Withhold Funding From School Districts Mandating Masks
Several prominent Arizona Republicans issued a joint letter Wednesday afternoon asking Gov. Doug Ducey to withhold funding and begin legal action against school districts that are not following state laws.
Aug. 11, 2021
Bill Purging Arizona Early Voting List Clears Senate
"Republican Sen. J.D. Mesnard says he supports the bill"
Mar. 2, 2021
Arizona Senate Votes To Require ID With Mailed Ballot
"Sen. J.D. Mesnard, a Chandler Republican who sponsored the bill, said voters should default to casting ballots in person"
Mar. 9, 2021
Mesnard Bill Creates End-Run Around Education Tax
Mar. 4, 2021
Center for Arizona Policy
2020 Survey Questions For Arizona Candidates
Position Sought: State Senate LD-17
Question 2: Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law.
Candidates' Position: Oppose.
Question 4: Allowing biological males that identify as transgender to play on female sports’ teams.
Candidates' Position: Oppose
Question 9: Protecting a parent's right to seek professional counseling for their minor child with same-sex attraction or gender identity issues to help them reach their desired outcome.*
Candidates' Position: Support
Question 11: Protecting individuals and businesses from being required to provide services or use their artistic expression in a manner that violates their moral or religious beliefs.**
Candidates' Position: Support.
This is in reference to the dangerous and disproven "Reparative Therapy".
**Discriminatory "Religious Freedom" laws.

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Anti-LGBTQ Powerhouse Alliance Defending Freedom Had More Than 100 allies In Influential Government Positions In 2018
"Arizona's J.D. Mesnard is concurrently working as both a state senator and a regional director for ADF’s Church Alliance."
May 20, 2019
Arizona Republicans Using #RedforEd Images In Their Campaigns Draw Protests
Oct. 25, 2018
Center for Arizona Policy
2018 Candidate Questionnaire
Position Sought: State Senate LD-17
Question 4: Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law.
Candidates' Position: Oppose.
Question 9: Protecting a parent’s right to seek professional counseling for their minor child with same– sex attraction or gender identity issues to help them reach their desired outcome.*
Candidates' Position: Support.
This is in reference to the dangerous and disproven "Reparative Therapy".

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AZ's Only Black Legislators Were Reprimanded For Calling Out A Colleague's Use Of The N-Word
Apr. 27, 2018
House Speaker J.D. Mesnard And House Republicans Want To Make It Easier For Bosses To Retaliate Against Their Employees
Feb. 27, 2018
Why is Arizona's House Speaker Becoming A Bad Hombre?
Mar. 8, 2017
Why Is Arizona's Legislature So Afraid Of Arizona's Voters?
Mar. 2, 2017
New Arizona House Speaker J. D. Mesnard Considering Lawsuit To Block Minimum Wage Increase
Dec. 12, 2016
Center for Arizona Policy
2016 Survey Questions For Arizona Candidates
Position Sought: State Representative LD-17
Question 4: Adding "sexual orientation," "gender identity," or "gender expression" to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law.
Candidates' Position: Oppose.
Question 6: Prohibiting government from discriminating against an individual, organization, or small business based on their beliefs about marriage.*
Candidates' Position: Support.
Question 10: Implementing policies to allow students and faculty to use the restroom, locker room, and shower room that aligns with their gender identity.
Candidates' Position: Oppose.
* Discriminatory "Religious Freedom" laws.

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Arizona ALEC Politicians
Jul. 28, 2016
Two Lawmakers Want To Scale Back Arizona's Voter Protection Act
Feb. 8, 2016
Chandler Rep J.D. Mesnard Connects "Dark Money" To NAACP
Mar. 30, 2016
Court Tells AZ Legislator To Fix His Unconstitutional Revenge Porn Bill; He Immediately Makes It Much Worse
Mar. 6, 2015
Center for Arizona Policy
2014 Candidate Questionnaire
Position Sought: State Representative LD-17
Question 9: Arizona’s voter-approved constitutional definition of marriage should be defended to the fullest extent legally possible.
Candidates' Position: Support
Question 11: Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in antidiscrimination law.
Candidates' Position: Oppose
Question 15: Protecting individuals and businesses from being required to provide services or use their artistic expression in a manner that violates their moral or religious beliefs.*
Candidates' Position: Support
* Discriminatory "Religious Freedom" laws.

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Just When You Thought Crazyland Was Less Crazy: SB 1062 Part II?
Oct. 23, 2014
Arizona Lawmakers Ponder Response To Same-Sex Marriage
Oct. 22, 2014
Rep. J.D. Mesnard Threatening Election Law Chicanery
Apr. 15, 2014
List Of Arizona Republicans Who Voted For Anti-Gay Discrimination Bill
Feb. 28, 2014

 

SB-1062 - SB 1062 was an Arizona bill to amend an existing law to give any individual or legal entity an exemption from any state law if it substantially burdened their exercise of religion, including Arizona law requiring public accommodation.

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Headlights:
  • It would allow anyone to assert a legal claim or defense of free exercise of religion in a legal proceeding, regardless of whether the government is a party to the proceeding.
  • It would allow private individuals and corporations to assert religious beliefs in a way that could lead to discrimination against gay and lesbian, and other, Arizonans. This bill could embolden people to discriminate against anyone who doesn’t share their beliefs or religious practices.
  • If SB 1062 were enacted, employers could impose their religious beliefs on employees and businesses could refuse to serve customers despite state and local laws requiring public accommodations—like restaurants and hotels—to serve all people.

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SB 1178 - Vote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that authorizes an individual to use potential infringements of religious freedom as a claim or defense in a legal proceeding.

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HB-2780 - Vote to concur with Senate amendments and pass a bill that exempts ranch dogs involved in shepherding or herding livestock from animal protection laws.
Highlights:
  • Defines “cruelty to animals” as certain actions including, but not limited to, the following:
    • Neglect or abandonment;
    • Failure to provide medical attention;
    • Infliction of unnecessary personal injury to the animal;
    • Torture; and
    • Killing the animal.

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Center for Arizona Policy
2012 Candidate Questionnaire
Position Sought: State Representative LD-17
Question 9: Amending the United States Constitution to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
Candidates' Position: Support
Question 11: Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law.
Candidates' Position: Oppose
Question 15: Protecting professionals from being required to provide services that violate their moral or religious beliefs.*
Candidates' Position: Support
* Discriminatory "Religious Freedom" laws.

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SB 1365 - Vote to pass a bill that requires government protection of the expression of religious beliefs.
Highlights:
This law, if passed, would allow any professional or business to refuse to serve or treat a member of the LGBTQA community if the professional or business simply stated it was against their “sincerely held" religious beliefs to serve or treat such person.

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Center for Arizona Policy
2010 Survey Questions For Arizona And County Candidates
Position Sought: State Representative LD-21
Question 9: Amending the United States Constitution to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
Candidates' Position: Support
Question 12: Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law.
Candidates' Position: Oppose
Question 15: Protecting professionals from being required to provide services that violate their moral or religious beliefs.*
Candidates' Position: Support
* Discriminatory "Religious Freedom" laws.

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