*State Veterans Legislative Update 22 March 2017: SB 1208 S/E: income tax subtraction; military retirement

Action is needed to get Arizona SB 1444: ‘income tax subtraction; military retirement’, now SB 1208 Strike Everything (S/E) Bill, to the House and Senate for a vote. It has been amended slightly because of current fiscal constraints. It would increase the tax exemption for Military retirees from the current $2,500 to $12,5000 in 2019 and to $25,000 in 2020 as an incentive for them to choose Arizona as the place to retire and begin their new careers. We will look to expanding that to the original full exemption next year.

Please consider sending the draft message at the end of this Email to all Arizona State Legislators ASAP TODAY to encourage their support for moving this Bill to committee and a final House and Senate vote.

When you are ready to forward the Message at the end of this text to all State Legislators:

Copy everything beginning with this paragraph and the instructions that follow, the lists of Arizona House of Representatives and Senate Email addresses, and the Draft Message that is shown below the list of Email addresses.

Then open a New Email on your computer as you usually do and paste what you just copied including these instructions as the text of that New Email. Then add your name at the ‘X’ after Respectfully. Don’t include your address as some legislators may delete your Email if they see the address is not in the area of their constituency. Then copy ” SB 1208 S/E: income tax subtraction: military retirement ” here and paste it as the subject of your New Email.

Then copy the list of Arizona House of Representatives Email addresses with Semi-colons Email Addresses from the text of your new Email and paste it on the Bcc: line of your new Email. Be careful not to hit Send until after you complete the next step in this process!!!!!

NOTE: After completing the next step, come back to this link and repeat this whole process using the State Senators Email List

Then delete everything before “Dear State Representative” in your New Message, and review what’s left to see that it just includes the Message that you want to send and you signature. Change the font and font size of the text if desired. Then you can hit SEND. 

Arizona House of Representatives Email addresses with Semi-colons:

jallen@azleg.gov; lalston@azleg.gov; randrade@azleg.gov; bbarton@azleg.gov; wbenally@azleg.gov; iblanc@azleg.gov; rbolding@azleg.gov; rbowers@azleg.gov; pboyer@azleg.gov; kbutler@azleg.gov; ncampbell@azleg.gov; mcardenas@azleg.gov; hcarter@azleg.gov; cchavez@azleg.gov; kclark2@azleg.gov; tclodfelter@azleg.gov; rcobb@azleg.gov; dcoleman@azleg.gov; dcook@azleg.gov; edescheenie@azleg.gov; kengel@azleg.gov; mepstein@azleg.gov; despinoza@azleg.gov; efarnsworth@azleg.gov; cfernandez@azleg.gov; mfinchem@azleg.gov; rfriese@azleg.gov; rgabaldon@azleg.gov; sgonzales@azleg.gov; tgrantham@azleg.gov; dhernandez@azleg.gov; djohn@azleg.gov; akern@azleg.gov; jlawrence@azleg.gov; vleach@azleg.gov; dlivingston@azleg.gov; plovas@azleg.gov; rmartinez@azleg.gov; jmesnard@azleg.gov; dmitchell@azleg.gov; pmosley@azleg.gov; tnavarrete@azleg.gov; jnorgaard@azleg.gov; bnutt@azleg.gov; kpayne@azleg.gov; ppowershannley@azleg.gov; rrios@azleg.gov; trivero@azleg.gov; jrubalcava@azleg.gov; msaldate@azleg.gov; asalman@azleg.gov; dshooter@azleg.gov; tshope@azleg.gov; dstringer@azleg.gov; msyms@azleg.gov; bthorpe@azleg.gov; ktownsend@azleg.gov; mudall@azleg.gov; mugenti-rita@azleg.gov; jweninger@azleg.gov;

House of Representatives addresses with comas:

jallen@azleg.gov, lalston@azleg.gov, randrade@azleg.gov, bbarton@azleg.gov, wbenally@azleg.gov, iblanc@azleg.gov, rbolding@azleg.gov, rbowers@azleg.gov, pboyer@azleg.gov, kbutler@azleg.gov, ncampbell@azleg.gov, mcardenas@azleg.gov, hcarter@azleg.gov, cchavez@azleg.gov, kclark2@azleg.gov, tclodfelter@azleg.gov, rcobb@azleg.gov, dcoleman@azleg.gov, dcook@azleg.gov, edescheenie@azleg.gov, kengel@azleg.gov, mepstein@azleg.gov, despinoza@azleg.gov, efarnsworth@azleg.gov, cfernandez@azleg.gov, mfinchem@azleg.gov, rfriese@azleg.gov, rgabaldon@azleg.gov, sgonzales@azleg.gov, tgrantham@azleg.gov, dhernandez@azleg.gov, djohn@azleg.gov, akern@azleg.gov, jlawrence@azleg.gov, vleach@azleg.gov, dlivingston@azleg.gov, plovas@azleg.gov, rmartinez@azleg.gov, jmesnard@azleg.gov, dmitchell@azleg.gov, pmosley@azleg.gov, tnavarrete@azleg.gov, jnorgaard@azleg.gov, bnutt@azleg.gov, kpayne@azleg.gov, ppowershannley@azleg.gov, rrios@azleg.gov, trivero@azleg.gov, jrubalcava@azleg.gov, msaldate@azleg.gov, asalman@azleg.gov, dshooter@azleg.gov, tshope@azleg.gov, dstringer@azleg.gov, msyms@azleg.gov, bthorpe@azleg.gov, ktownsend@azleg.gov, mudall@azleg.gov, mugenti-rita@azleg.govjweninger@azleg.gov,

Arizona Senate Email addresses with Semi-colons: 

SALLEN@azleg.gov; NBARTO@azleg.gov; SBORRELLI@azleg.gov; SBOWIE@azleg.gov; DBRADLEY@azleg.gov; KBROPHYMCGEE@azleg.gov; JBURGES@azleg.gov; OCAJEROBEDFORD@azleg.gov; LCONTRERAS@azleg.gov; ADALESSANDRO@azleg.gov; KFANN@azleg.gov; SFARLEY@azleg.gov; DFARNSWORTH@azleg.gov; GGRIFFIN@azleg.gov; KHOBBS@azleg.gov; JKAVANAGH@azleg.gov; DLESKO@azleg.gov; JMENDEZ@azleg.gov; RMEZA@azleg.gov; CMIRANDA@azleg.gov; SMONTENEGRO@azleg.gov; LOTONDO@azleg.gov; JPESHLAKAI@azleg.gov; WPETERSEN@azleg.gov; FPRATT@azleg.gov; MQUEZADA@azleg.gov; STSMITH@azleg.gov; BWORSLEY@azleg.gov; SYARBROUGH@azleg.gov; KYEE@azleg.gov


Senate Addresses With Commas:                                                                                                             

SALLEN@azleg.gov, NBARTO@azleg.gov, SBORRELLI@azleg.gov, SBOWIE@azleg.gov, DBRADLEY@azleg.gov, KBROPHYMCGEE@azleg.gov, JBURGES@azleg.gov, OCAJEROBEDFORD@azleg.gov, LCONTRERAS@azleg.gov, ADALESSANDRO@azleg.gov, KFANN@azleg.gov, SFARLEY@azleg.gov, DFARNSWORTH@azleg.gov, GGRIFFIN@azleg.gov, KHOBBS@azleg.gov, JKAVANAGH@azleg.gov, DLESKO@azleg.gov, JMENDEZ@azleg.gov, RMEZA@azleg.gov, CMIRANDA@azleg.gov, SMONTENEGRO@azleg.gov, LOTONDO@azleg.gov, JPESHLAKAI@azleg.gov, WPETERSEN@azleg.gov, FPRATT@azleg.gov, MQUEZADA@azleg.gov, STSMITH@azleg.gov, BWORSLEY@azleg.gov, SYARBROUGH@azleg.gov, KYEE@azleg.gov

                                                           Draft Message

Dear State Legislator,

As an Arizona Veteran, I encourage you to support Senator Griffin’s Strike Everything (S/E) Bill SB 1208 (S/E): ‘income tax subtraction: military retirement’. It will increase the income tax exemption for Military retirees from the current $2,500 to to $12,500 in 2019 and to $25,000 in 2020. This action will draw 38 to 42 year old and other Military Retirees to Arizona. They are already trained and experienced in fields that Arizona needs and will follow second professions that will benefit Arizona. Many will become teacher, professors, engineers, law enforcement officers, high tech, and even nurses and doctors, and other professions that Arizona needs.

These retirees have proven records, diverse skills, are well-educated, and will be a huge asset to Arizona if we can incentivize them to make this their home. And their working spouses will be taxed. They will buy homes, vehicles, computers, TVs, washing machines, and other high value personal property that are taxed. They bring their own healthcare so they take nothing from the State, but they give, give, and give to Arizona. They volunteer in Boys and Girl Clubs, schools and other activities and serve on City and County commissions. They give of themselves as active community members. Who best do we want to attract to Arizona, that other States are trying to attract, but our heroes who fought for our freedoms with the type of character that other States are trying to attract

SB 1208 S/E is an Economic Development Bill that will make Arizona an even more ‘One of the Most Military Friendly States in the Nation’. Please urge your colleagues to support SB 1208 S/E: ‘income tax subtraction: military retirement’, and do what you can get it through the 23 March House Land, Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee vote and on to the House and Senate for final votes and to the Governor for signature during this Legislative Session