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2021 Legislative Wrap-Up

The First Regular Session of the Fifty-fifth Legislature adjourned on June 30, 2021, after 171 days in session. In addition to being one of the longer legislative session in recent history, the legislature also passed through many new policies that did not go through the normal legislative vetting process.
Published: July 21, 2021

This session, 1,899 bills, memorials, and resolutions were introduced with 446 bills being signed by the governor. AEA monitored over 150 bills related to public education, funding, democracy, and tax cuts. This report serves as a snapshot of bills AEA monitored that became law. A full list of AEA tracked legislation can be found at


Keeping the Promise of Quality Public Education

With more than 20,000 members, the Arizona Education Association (AEA) is the labor union for public school employees in Arizona. AEA members are teachers, community college professors, counselors, speech pathologists, bus drivers, secretaries, retired educators and student teachers and they belong to more than 150 local affiliates across Arizona.