public health & safety
As the chair of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, I have had the opportunity to examine all facets of healthcare in our state. I introduced Arianna’s Law to protect new mothers, and sponsored Hands Free AZ, making it illegal to text and drive. I have also sponsored legislation that expands oversight of pain management clinics. In the 2019 session, I addressed the abuse in migrant child detention facilities adding the maximum amount of oversight that a state can have over children detained by our federal government. I also co-sponsored legislation that adds oversight and accountability to state long-term care facilities such as Hacienda Healthcare.