All members please make sure you are on our e-mail list so we can blast out for support letters and calls to your local legislators.

Additionally, we can not find every hidden agenda out there. So we count on you to give us a heads up.
PLEASE call or e-mail us immediately if you hear of anything that is good not good for the legal fields.

Dan Bekins, Rich Robertson, Mike Branham, and Dana Young have been discussing the provisional licensing bills. Rich put out a friendly amendment that was accepted at the legislature. This bill was moving fast and Rich was on top of it for us. The bill dealt with the recent "Out of the Box" movement and could have allowed felons to get provisional licensing. Both AALPI and APSPA were against this bill. At last check, the bill was so watered down that it would have little or no effect on our industry.

AALPI stopped bad legislation that was being pushed on ALL AZ licensing boards to make boards accept felons and people on probation into licensed professions.  Our legislative committee acted quickly and got a few words changed that made the difference. Now the Licensing Boards that have their own rules on qualifications can keep them in place. 

Drones and privacy are both big areas to watch and congress is expecting at least 15 drone bills to be presented next session.  Locally with a new election it should be busy too.  We are ready to act on anything that comes up and may ask membership for a call to action if needed.

However, we are always on the lookout for problems.  Our newest one is databases being bullied by the credit bureaus to cut us out of identifying information that is vital for us to do our jobs.  AALPI and the PI industry are united in standing our ground on this issue both locally and nationally.

We tried to introduce a few bills, but we were also kept busy with trying to amend or stop bills from going through that would harm or make it difficult for our industry.  We did learn who our allies are and found out the parties that oppose anything our industry tries to do.  2012 - Special thanks to Jayne McElfresh, Andi Murphy, Dana Young & Barry Goldman for all of their tireless hours put in this year for our industry.  And thanks to Rich Robertson for his timely notifications that helped to alert us to problems.  If we left anyone out, thank you.