Steve Pierce

 

  Republican member of the Arizona House of Representatives, representing District 1. The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors chose Pierce to replace former Rep. David Stringer in the state House on April 3, 2019. Pierce is a former member of the Arizona State Senate, representing District 1 from 2009 to 2017. Pierce served as President of the Senate from 2011 to 2012; he was named to the leadership position following the recall of Russell Pearce on November 8, 2011. At the time, Pierce was serving as Majority Whip.

Sources: Wikipedia, Ballotpedia & Vote Smart

 

  03/03/2020 Prohibits Transgender Female Students Yes
    from Sports Designated for Females  
HB 2706 - Prohibits Transgender Female Students from Sports Designated for Females
Highlights:
 

Requires any interscholastic or intramural athletic team or sport sponsored by
    an educational institution in Arizona to be designated by one of the following based
    biological sex
 

 

  Males. men, or boys;
      Females. women or girls; or
      Coed or mixed-sex.
Arizona Republicans Back Texas AG’s Attempt To Overturn Election
"Arizona state Reps. Nancy Barto, Frank Carroll, John Fillmore, Mark Finchem, Travis Grantham, Anthony Kern, Steve Pierce, Bret Roberts and Kelly Townsend, and Sens. Sylvia Allen, Sonny Borrelli, David Gowan and David Livingston signed onto the amicus brief."
Dec. 10, 2020
Who Are The Republicans Attacking Arizona’s Education?
"Proposition 208 passed during the 2020 general election, and received 1,675,810 votes, with approximately 52% of the vote and also received more votes than President-Elect Joe Biden, or Donald Trump did this election ... Now, there is a group of Republican politicians that are teaming up with one another to find any possible way to undermine the education funding initiative–including a joint lawsuit attempting to challenge the constitutionality of the education-funding proposition. This Republican coalition to invalidate the Invest in Education initiative includes Republicans from both legislative chambers, and even statewide politicians."
Dec. 7, 2020
Roll Call: Who Supported Expanding Dark Money In Arizona?
Jul. 18, 2016
Senator Steve Pierce Will Leave Bitter Legacy
Apr. 8, 2016
Republicans Scramble To Distance Themselves From Arizona Discrimination Bill Begins
"Arizona state Sen. Steve Pierce, a Republican, voted for the okay-to-discriminate bill"
Feb 24, 2014

 

  05/22/2013 Authorizes Individuals to use Potential Yes
    Infringements of Religious Freedom as a  
    Claim or Defense  
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.
Highlights:
 

The proposed law would allow people to sue over an “impending violation” of religious liberty, (such as serving or treating a person perceived to be LGBTQ) as opposed to waiting until after the attack has occurred. It protects the practice or observance of all religions, including actions motivated by religious beliefs, against state and local laws or policies.

Antiscience Bill Dies In Arizona
"A typical instance of the "academic freedom" strategy for undermining the integrity of science education, SB 1213 specifically targeted "biological evolution, the chemical origins of life, global warming[,] and human cloning" as supposedly controversial."
Feb. 25, 2013

 

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.

 

SB 1365 - Authorizes religious objections by professionals. An early version of SB 1062 which would allow "professionals" to refuse service or treatment to members of the LGBTQ community under the guise of "religious freedom".
Center for Arizona Policy
2012 Candidate Questionnaire
Position Sought: State Senate LD-1
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.
Center for Arizona Policy
2010 Survey Questions For Arizona And County Candidates
Position Sought: State Senate LD-1
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.
Center for Arizona Policy
2008 Survey Questions For Arizona Candidates
Position Sought: State Senate LD-1
Question 7: Amending the United States Constitution to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
Candidates' Position: Support.
Question 8: . Adding “sexual orientation” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in antidiscrimination law.
Candidates' Position: Oppose.

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