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  1. 1. 1700 WEST WASHINGTON, suma H PHOENIX, AR| ZONA 350074544 PHONE: (602) 9254515 tf| emíng@az| eg. gov L. TIMOTHY FLENHNG RULES ATroRNEY , Arizona ? Humac uf , Beprzaaerttattínes ąHlçnertíx, Arizona 8511137 May 19,2011 Beau Hodai P. O. Box 576 Red Lodge, Montana 59068 (Email only: mo_idaho@yahoo. com) Re: Public Records Request (033 0v20l l). Dear Mr. Hodai: As nonpartisan Rules Counsel in the House, I am assistíng Peter Gentala, Counsel to the Majority, in response to your public records request. Transmitted contemporaneously herewith please ñnd electronic copies of the documents assembled. You have requested all records in the possession of Representative Debbie Lesko regarding her role as American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) Public Sector Chair, or which pertain to ALEC in any way. Because some of the records requested contain coniidential banking, credit card or otherwise sensitive or personal information, that information is not believed to be a "public record” within the meaning of Title 39, Chapter 1, Arizona Revised Statutes. Accordingly, personal or confidential information has been redacted from the records being provided to you. Scottsdale Unified School Dist. No. 48 v. KPNXBroací. Co. , 191 Ariz. 297, 955 P.2d 534, 537 (1998). Moreover, certain attachments to scholarship reimbursement forms, including receipts and the like, are also omitted from disclosure as being private. A privilege log is attached. Thank you and please call if you} have any questions. . Timot y Fleming Rules Attorney cc: Peter Gentala Rep. Debbie Lesko
  2. 2. Ref: Public Records Request (03-'30-2011) Requested by: Beau Hodai (In These Times magazine) Legislator: Debbie Lesko (District 9) PRIVILEGE LOG: lNDEX OF RECORDS WITHHELD FROM DISCLOSURE, 39-121.01 A. R.S. ITEM NUMBER(S): REASON FOR WITHHOLDING: 00067 Private Document or Communication 00069 Private Document or Communication 00071 - 00073 00075 - 00080 00083 ~ 00086 00088 - 00089 00091 - 00094 00097 - 00098 00118 - 00121 00123 - 00128 00130 00134~00l37 00139-00141 00143 ~00144 00146-00151 00154-00155 00l57~00l58 Private Document or Communication Private Document or Communication Private Document or Communication Private Document or Communication Private Document or Communication Private Document or Communication Private Document or Communication Private Document or Communication Private Document or Communication Private Document or Communication Private Document or Communication Private Document or Communication Private Document or Communication Private Document or Communication Private Document or Communication
  3. 3. 00l60~00l6l 00164-00165 00168-00169 00173 ~00l78 00180-00183 00186 - 00187 00189 -00193 00196 v 00197 00199 - 00200 00202 - 00206 00208 v 00214 00218 - 00224 00228 - 00231 00233 ~ 00235 00234 - 00240 00242 ~ 00247 00250 - 00251 00253 00255 - 00259 00264 - 00267 00269 ~ 00271 00274 ~ 00279 Private Document or Communication Private Document or Communication Private Document or Communication Private Document or Communication Private Document or Communication Private Document or Communication Private Document or Communication Private Document or Communication Private Document or Communication Private Document or Communication Private Document or Communication Private Document or Communication Private Document or Communication Private Document or Communication Private Document or Communication Private Document or Communication Private Document or Communication Private Document or Communication Private Document or Communication Private Document or Communication Private Document or Communication Private Document or Communication
  4. 4. PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST v B. HODAI (0330-2011) 00001
  5. 5. ' This request came in during the busiest point in the iegislative session, as we were passing a state budget and 121,4101, O l Tim Fleming l 1 l From: Peter Gentala Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2011 4:43 PM To: Tim Fleming Subject: FW: Public records request re: American Legislative Exchange Council From: Daniel Scarpinato a Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 11:38 AM To: mo_idaho@yahoo. com x Cc: Peter Gentala; Patty Wisner; Debbie Lesko; Daniel Scarplnato ' Subject: RE: Public records request re: American Legislative Exchange Council Mr. Hodia, closing out our legislative session. So we are now in the process of sifiing through documents and compiiing for the information you have requested. We appreciate your patience and will be in touch within a reasonable amount of time. 1 l Thank you, Daniel Scarpinato / /// /// /// /// /// /// /// /// / Daniel Scarpinato Director of Communications Arizona House of Representatives, Majority Caucus çtsçarpín@azleg. ggv 602-926-3233 520-668- 7518 (c) From: Peter Gentala Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 10:57 AM To: Daniel Scarpinato Subject: FW: Public records request re: American Legislative Exchange Council From: Beau Hodai [mailto: mo_idaho@yahoo. com Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 9:53 AM To: Patty Wisner Cc: Peter Gentala; Daniel Scarpinato Subject: Public records request re: American Legislative Exchange Council 00002 5/2/2011
  6. 6. Page 2 of 2 Representative Lesko, I am requesting, pursuant to ARS. Sec. 39-121 through 39-12103, the Arizona Public Records Law, copies the following documents/ records: -- All documents/ records (both in 'hardcopy' paper form and in digital form, such as emails) in possession of your ofñce which pertain to any aspect of your role as American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) public scctor chair, or which pertain to ALEC in any way. l am a reporter researching an article for In These Times magazine (a not-for-proñt entity). As such, I am requestíng these documents for educational, not-for-proñt purposes and l ask that all applicable copying, retrieval, and/ or redaction costs associated with this request be waived. If possible, I am requesting copies of responsive documents be delivered to me in digital format via email or on a data disk by mail. My mailing address is: Beau I-lodai P. O. Box 576 Red Lodge, Montana, 59068 If, for any reason, you, or any other person, processing this request decides to withhold responsive documents, please provide me with an explanation and relevant legal Citations. Please contact me upon receipt of this request to acknowledge that it is being processed and provide me with an estimate as to how long it may take to process this request. Thank you very much for your assistance in this matter, Beau Hodai (406) 446-0191 00003 5/2/201 l
  7. 7. ELECTRONIC RECORDS i 00004
  8. 8. Rep. Lesko E-Mails Re: ALEC A FW ALEC Task Force 1 Appolntments for Arí: A FW ALEC Ta rce Assignnvents- . ms A FW ALEC 3 Taskforce. rnsg A FW ALEC 4 Taskforce. rnsg FW ALEC 5 Taskforce. nsg A FW ALEC 6 Taskforce. n-sg A ALEC 7 Ta rce. msg 00005
  9. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. A FW Ali-IC Taskforcemsg A FW ALEC Taskforce. rrsg A FW ALEC Taskforce. nsg A FW ALEC Taskforce. nag A FW ALEC Task Force Lettersmsg A FW ALEC Task Force. nsg A FW ALEC Task Force. msg A FW ALEC Task ForceJrsg A FW HHS Spring task force surmihnsg 00006
  10. 10. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. A FW HHS Spring task force sumrítrrsg A FW ALEC Education Task Force. mag A FW Join ALEC in New Orleans! . msg A FW ALEC. msg A FW ALEC. msg A FW Dinner at Morton's Steak House A FW Dinner at Mortorfs Steak House A FW Dinner at Morton's Steak House 00007
  11. 11. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. A `FW REMINDER ALEC DINNER 2 8ms! A FW REMINDER ALEC DINNER 2 8. ns! A FW REMINDER ALEC DINNER Z 8. me: A FW ALEC Health Repeai Resources for A FW ALEC reception. msg A FW ALEC Tort Reform Boot Carrp. m 00008
  12. 12. Fwd: ALEC Task Force Appointments for Arizona Page 1 of 1 Tim Fleming From: Debbie Lesko Sent: Monday, May 02,2011 4:00 PM To: Tim Fleming ! Subject: FW: ALEC Task Force Appointments for Arizona Attachments: Task Force Appointment Form 2011-2012.doc; Arizona- ALEC. x|s Sincerely, i Debbie Lesko i State Representative i Arizona-Legislative District 9 ` 1700 W. Washington St. Suite H , Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-926-5413 A From: Debbie Lesko [mailto: debbie@debbielesko. com] Sent: Sat 1/15/2011 8:20 AM To: Debbie Lesko Subject: Fwd: ALEC Task Force Appoinünents for Arizona -------- Original Message -------- i Subject: ALEC Task Force Appointments for Arizona Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2011 19:07:10 -0500 . From: Stephani Linn <slinn a 1 alec. org> To: " This body part will be downloaded on demand. 00009 5/9/2011
  13. 13. A M astmi Šri: is; ílrzrirértii. State Chair Task Force Nomination Form For Term: January 1, 2011- December 31, 2012 Deadline for Appointments: February 1, 2011 State: State Chair Name: State Chair Signature: Directions: In the left column, list the name of the nominated Task Force Member or Task Force Alternate, and in the right column, list any related committee(s) that the Legislator serves on in the State Legislature. Civil Justice Task Force Maj or issue areas include: tort reform, transparency in lawsuits, government contracts with private attorneys, s right to appeal, and state Consumer protection statute reform. . Primary Nominations Related Committee(s) in State Le islature ! Commerce, Insurance, and Economic Development Task Force Major issue areas include: insurance, transportation, financial services, labor and business regulation, competiveness, innovation, employment and economic prosperity. Primar Nominations Related Committee(s) in State Legislature 00010
  14. 14. Education Task Force Major issue areas include: altemate teacher certiñcation, charter Schools, Virtual schools, private school choice, class size, higher education, open enrollment, special education, and transparency. l. . Related Committee s) in State Le - islature Alternate Nommatmns Related Committee s) in State Leislature _ Energy, Environment, and Agriculture Task Force Major issue areas include: energy, climate change, agriculture, environmental health, federal landhs, endangered species, food safety, electricity, property rights, air and Water quality, and biotechnology. Related Committee s r. . State Leislature EIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII Alternate Nommations Related Committee(s) in State Leislature Health and Human Services Task Force Major issue areas include: Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act, and other free-market, pro-patient health care reforms at the state level. Related Committee(s m sme Leasnarure Alternate Nominations Related Committee(s in State Leislature 00011
  15. 15. International Relations Task Force and Federal Relations Working Group International Relations issue areas include: intellectual property, intemational organizations, international good governance, free trade agreements, foreign emissions, and intemational fiat-tax movements; Federal Relations issue areas include: federalism, block granting, mandate relief, and constitutional issues. Related commltlee s ln state Lelslature e I There are no alternate members for this Task Force Public Safety and Elections Task Force Major issue areas include: Criminal justice (including courts and sentencing, prison overcrowding, sexual predators, retail theft and drug enforcement); corrections and reentry (parole, recidívism rates, instituting evidence-based practices, and justice reinvesttnent) and elections and ethics (including Voter ID, campaign finance, and opposition of the National Popular Vote movement). Related Committee(s) lu state Lelslalure 3. Alternate Nominations Related Committee(s) in State Leislature _ Tax and F iscal Policy Task Force Major issue areas include: pro-growth tax policies, budget reform policies, tax and expenditure lirnitations, supermajoríty requirements for tax increases, dynamic revenue forecasting, fiscal federalism and public employee pension reform. Primary Nominations Related Committee(s) in State Le 'slature l. _ Alternate Nominations Related Committee(s in State Leislature l. _ _
  16. 16. Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Major issue areas include: Network Neutrality Regulation, Internet and e-cornmerce taxation, online lprivacy, cybersecurity, state telesom deregulation, govemmentvowned and funded broadband networks; and online child safety. Primary Nominations Related Committee(s) in State Legislature Please email, fax, or mail this form or requests to: Stephanie Linn, Policy Coordinator American Legislative Exchange Council 1101 Vermont Ave. , Nw, 11m Floor Washington, D. C. 20005 Fax: 2024663801 slinn@laleo. org 00013
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  18. 18. ALEC Task Force Assigmnents- EEA Tim Fleming From: Debbie Lesko Sent: Monday, May 02, 2011 4:00 PM To: Tim Fleming Subject: FW: ALEC Task Force Assignments- EEA Sincerely, Debbie Lesko State Representative Arizona-Legislative District 9 1700 W. Washington St. Suite H Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-926-5413 - From: Bryan Weynand [mailto: bweynand@alec. org] Sent: Tue 1/18/2011 2:53 PM To: Debbie Lesko; Patty Vlñsner Subject: ALEC Task Force Assígnments- EEA Rep. Lesko: My name is Bryan Weynand from the ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Taskforce. As the current process for appointing legislators to ALEC task forces is starting, we are Contacting you to see if you would like any input from us or our allies on the ground in your state regarding these appointments. Please let us know if you have any questions or would like to receive input regarding our task force. Thank you for your time, Bryan Weynand Legislative Assistant Civil Justice and Energy, Environment, and Agriculture Task Forces American Legislative Exchange Council 2023794380 bweynand@alec. org 00015 5/9/2011 Page 1 of l
  19. 19. Tim Fleming From: Debbie Lesko Sent: Monday, May 02, 2011 4:00 PM To: Tim Fleming Subject: FW: ALEC Taskforce Sincerely, Debbie Lesko State Representative - Arizona~Legislative District 9 1700 W. Washington St. Suite H Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-926-5413 From: Debbie Lesko Sent: Wed 2/9/2011 3:40 PM To: Adam Driggs Cc: Roberta Brown Subject: ALEC Taskforce Senator Driggs, Page l of l You have been appointed to the Civil Justice Task Force for ALEC. You will be invíted to join in this task force at future ALEC meetings. Please call me if you have any questions or concerns. Sincerely, Debbie Lesko ALEC Public Sector Chairman Maj ority Whip Legislative District 9 602-9266413 5/9/2011 00018
  20. 20. Tim Fleming From: Debbie Lesko Sent: Monday, May 02, 2011 4:00 PM To: Tim Fleming Subject: FW: ALEC Taskforce Sincerely, Debbie Lesko State Representative Arizona-Legislative District 9 1700 W. Washington St. Suite H Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-9266413 From: Debbie Lesko Sent: Wed 2/9/2011 3:42 PM To: Eddie Farnsworth Cc: Jan Mullenaux Subject: ALEC Taskforce Representative Farnsworth, Page l of l You have been appointed to the Civil Justice Task Force for ALEC. You will be invited to join in this task force at future ALEC meetings. Please call me if you have any questions or concerns. Sincerely, Debbie Lesko ~ ALEC Public Sector Chairman Majority Whip Legislative District 9 602-926-5413 5/9/2011 700017
  21. 21. Page 1 of 1 Tim Fleming From: Debbie Lesko Sent: Monday, May 02, 2011 3:59 PM To: Tim Fleming Subject: FW: ALEC Taskforce Sincerely, Debbie Lesko State Representative Arizona-Legislative District 9 1700 W. Washington St. Suite H Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-926-5413 From: Debbie Lesko Sent: Wed 2/9/2011 3:44 PM To: David Smith Cc: Betty Friend Subject: ALEC Taskforce Representative Smith, You havebeen appointed to the Civil Justice Task Force for ALEC. You will be invited to join in this task force at future ALEC meetings. Please call me if you have any questions or concerns. Sincerely, Debbie Lesko ALEC Public Sector Chairman Majority Whip Legislative District 9 00018 5/9/2011
  22. 22. Page l of 1 Tim Fleming From: Debbie Lesko Sent: Monday, May 02, 2011 3:59 PM To: Tim Fleming Subject: FW: ALEC Taskforce Sincerely, Debbie Lesko g State Representative š Arizona-Legislative District 9 1700 W. Washington St. Suite H Phoenix, AZ 85007 ; 602-926-5413 From: Debbie Lesko Sent: Wed 2/9/2011 3:48 PM To: John McComish Cc: Brenda Rost Subject: ALEC Taskforce Senator McComish, You have been appointed to the Commerce, Insurance, & Economic Development Task Force for ALEC. You will be invited to join in this task force at future ALEC meetings. Please call me if you have any questions or concerns. " i Sincerely, Debbie Lesko ALEC Public Sector Chairman Majority Whip Legislative District 9 602-926-5413 00019 5/9/2011
  23. 23. Page 1 of l š i Tim Fleming From: Debbie Lesko Sent: Monday, May 02, 2011 3:59 PM To: Tim Fleming Subject: FW: ALEC Taskforce š i ž Sincerely, l Debbie Lesko State Representative Arizona-Legislative District 9 1700 W. Washington St. Suite H Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-926-5413 , š From: Debbie Lesko 3 Sent: Wed 2/9/2011 4:03 PM š To: Andy M. Tobin ` Cc: Sarah Griffith Subject: ALEC Taskforce Representative Tobin, You have been appointed to the Commerce, Insurance & Economic Development Task Force for ALEC. You Will be invited to join in this task force at future ALEC meetings. Please call me if you have any questions or concerns. Sincerely, Debbie Lesko ALEC Public Sector Chairman Majority Whip Legislative District 9 602-926-5413 00020 5/9/2011
  24. 24. Tim Fleming . From: Debbie Lesko Sent: Monday, May 02, 2011 3:59 PM To: Tim Fleming Subject: FW: ALEC Taskforce Sincerely, Debbie Lesko State Representative Arizona-Legislative District 9 1700 W. Washington St. Suite H Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-926-5413 From: Debbie Lesko Sent: Wed 2/9/2011 4:04 PM To: Al Meivin CI: : Phyllis Heivilin Su bject: ALEC Taskforce Senator Melvin, Page 1 ofl You have been appointed to the Commerce, Insurance and Economic Task Force for ALEC. You will be invited to join in this task force at future ALEC meetings. Please call me if you have any questions or concerns. Sincerely, Debbie Lesko ALEC Public Sector Chairman Maj ority Whip Legislative District 9 602-926-5413 5/9/2011 00021
  25. 25. Tim Fleming From: Debbie Lesko Sent: Monday, May 02, 2011 3:59 PM To: Tim Fleming Subject: FW: ALEC Taskforce Sincerely, Debbie Lesko State Representative Arizona~Legislative District 9 1700 W. Washington St. Suite H Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-926-5413 From: Debbie Lesko Sent: Wed 2/9/2011 4:09 PM To: Rich Crandail Cc: Nanette Quam Subject: ALEC Taskforce Senator Crandall, You have been appointed to the Education Task Force for ALEC. You will be invited to join in this task force at future ALEC meetings. Please call me if you have any questions or concerns. Sincerely, Debbie Lesko ALEC Public Sector Chainnan , Majority Whip Legislative District 9 602-926-5413 5/9/2011 00022 Page l of l
  26. 26. Tim Fleming From: Debbie Lesko Sent: Monday, May 02, 2011 3:59 PM To: Tim Fleming Subject: FW: ALEC Taskforce Sincerely, Debbie Lesko State Representative Arizona-Legislative District 9 1700 W. Washington St. Suite H Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-926-5413 From: Debbie Lesko Sent: Wed 2/9/2011 4:10 PM To: Steve Court Cc: Leslie Edwards Subject: ALEC Taskforce Representative Court, You have been appointed to the Education Task Force for ALEC. You will be invited to join in this task force at future ALEC meetings. Please call me if you have any questions or concerns. Sincerely, Debbie Lesko ALEC Public Sector Chairman Maj ority Whip Legislative District 9 602-926-5413 5/9/2011 00023 Page l of l
  27. 27. Page l of] Tim Fleming From: Debbie Lesko Sent: Monday, May 02,2011 3:58 PM To: Tim Fleming Subject: FW: ALEC Taskforce Sincerely, Debbie Lesko State Representative Arizona-Legislative District 9 1700 W. Washington St. Suite H Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-926-5413 From: Debbie Lesko Sent: Wed 2/9/2011 4:12 PM g To: Doris Goodaie l Cc: Jana Babel ` Subject: ALEC Tas kforce Representative Goodale, You have been appointed to the Education Task Force for ALEC. You Will be invited to join in this task Ž force at future ALEC meetings. Please call me if you have any questions or concerns. Sincerely, Debbie Lesko ALEC Public Sector Chairman Majority Whip Legislative District 9 602-926-5413 000924 5/9/201 1
  28. 28. Tim Fleming From: Debbie Lesko sent: Monday, May 02, 2011 3:58 PM To: Tim Fleming Subject: FW: ALEC Task Force Letters Sincerely, Debbie Lesko State Representative Arizona-Legislative District 9 1700 W. Washington St. Suite H Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-926-5413 From: Patty Wisner Sent: Fri 2/25/2011 4:48 PM To: Debbie Lesko Subject: ALEC Task Force Letters Rep Lesko, | have sent out all ALEC Task Force assignment ietters except for Forese and Gray as they have not yet join ALEC. Thanks and have a good weekend. Patty 5/9/2011 00025 Page 1 of 1
  29. 29. Page l of l Tim Fleming . . . ... .._. ... _.. -.. ... mn, ... .. ... ... ... ___. ... ... ... ... . ~pu>a . ._. .__. ._. ... ... -,. ... ... _.. ... _.. ... ... ... ... .. .,. .,. ... ... ... ... .m. ._. ._. ... ... ... .._. ... ~_. .- . ... .., ... .,. .., .., .,, ,._. ,,, .,, __, ___, ________, ___ From: Debbie Lesko Sent: "Monday, May 02,2011 3:58 PM To: Tim Fleming Subject: FW: ALEC Task Force S incerely, Debbie Lesko State Representative Arizona-Legislative District 9 l700 W. Washington St. Suite H Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-926-5413 From: Steve Urie Sent: Sat 2/26/2011 8:20 AM To: Debbie Lesko Subject: Re: ALEC Task Force Debbie: What other committees were available? I have limited experience in public safety and no experience in - l elections. My preference would to serve on a committee where i already have experience and expertise in order to reduce the learning curve that comes with a new committee assignment. Sent from my iPad _ Steve Urie On Feb 25, 2011, at 4:41 PM, "Debbie Lesko" <L)_l_. _e_s_ eg. gov> wrote: Representative Urie, 3 You have been appointed as an alternate to the Public Safety and Elections Task Force for ALEC. You will be invited to join in this task force at future ALEC meetings. Please call me if you have any questions or concems. Sincerely, Debbie Lesko ALEC Public Sector Chairman Majority Whip Legislative District 9 602-926-54 l 3 00026 5/9/201 l
  30. 30. Tim Fleming From: Debbie Lesko Sent: Monday, May 02, 2011 3:58 PM To: Tim Fleming Subject: FW: ALEC Task Force Sincerely, Debbie Lesko State Representative Arizona~Legislative District 9 l700 W. Washington St. Suite H Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-926-5413 Fromí Sanní í To: Subject: u From: Debbie Lesko Sent: Friday, February 25, 2011 4:28 PM To: Russ Jones Cc: Tina Faírbanks Subject: ALEC Task Force Representative Jones, Page 1 of l You have been appointed as an alternate to the Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force for ALEC. You will be invited to join in this task force at future ALEC Ineetings. Please call me if you have any questions or concerns. Sincerely, Debbie Lesko ALEC Public Sector Chairman Majority Whip Legislative District 9 602-926-5413 5/9/2011 00027
  31. 31. Page l of 2 Tim Fleming From: Debbie Lesko Sent: Monday, May 02, 2011 3:57 PM To: Tim Fleming Subject: FW: ALEC Task Force Sincerely, Debbie Lesko State Representative Arizona-Legislative District 9 l700 W. Washington St. Suite H Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-926-5413 From: Debbie Lesko Sent: Sat 2/26/2011 1:29 PM To: Steve Urie Cc: Patty Wisner Subject: RE: ALEC Task Force Hi Steve, I don't have the list of task forces in front of me, but you can find them on ALEC. org I tried to assígn everyone as close as possible to the task forces that would be the most similar to the House Cornmittees, however ALEC doesn't have as many task forces as we have committees and I had to assign people somewhere. Arizona has a good problem, in that we have more ALEC members than spots on the committees. I don't think I can move you to a different committee at this point because everyone has been told their assignments. Ask my assistant, Patty, to see the list of assigmnents and if you can convince someone to swap with you soon, it may be possible. In most cases I put freshman in as altemates. Sincerely, Debbie Lesko State Representative Arizona-Legislative District 9 l700 W. Washington St. Suite H Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-926-5413 00028 5/9/2011
  32. 32. Page 2 of 2 From: Steve Urie Sent: Sat 2/26/2011 8:20 AM To: Debbie Lesko Subject: Re: ALEC Task Force Debbie: What other committees were available? I have limited experience in public safety and no experience in elections. My preference would to serve on a committee Where I already have experience and expertise in order to reduce the leaming curve that comes with anew committee assigmnent. Sent from my iPad Steve Urie On Feb 25, 2011, at 4:41 PM, "Debbie Lesko" <D_L_esko@azleg. gov> wrote: Representative Urie, You have been appointed as an alternate to the Public Safety and Elections Task Force for ALEC. You will be invited to join in this task force at future ALEC meetings. Please call me if you have any questions or concems. Sincerely, Debbie Lesko ALEC Public Sector Chairman Maj ority Whip Legislative District 9 602-926-54 l 3 00029 5/9/201 l
  33. 33. Page 1 of l Tim Fleming From: Debbie Lesko Sent: ` Monday, May 02, 2011 3:56 PM To: Tim Fleming Subject: FW: HHS Sp`ring task force summit Sincerely, Debbie Lesko State Representative Arizona-Legislative District 9 1700 W. Washington St. Suite H Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-926-5413 From: Peggy Judd Sent: Mon 2/28/2011 5:14 PM To: Debbie Lesko Subject: HHS Spring task force summit i Debbie, | am just curious if this is something l should attend, and if so are cost 'for plane and hotel reimbursed. l am proud of you and your bill today. Thanks for letting me help. Sincerely, Peggy 00030 5/9/2011
  34. 34. Tim Fleming From: Sent: To: Subject: Sincerely, Debbie Lesko Monday, May 02,2011 3:56 PM Tim Fleming FW: HHS Spring task force summit Debbie Lesko State Representative Arizona-Legislative District 9 1700 W. Washington St. Suite H Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-9266413 From: Debbie Lesko Sent: Mon 2/28/2011 5:24 PM To: Peggy Judd Subject: RE: HHS Spring task force summit Hi Peggy, If you are talking about the ALEC spring task force. ... Page 1 of2 i'm not attending the ALEC spring task force meeting because we may still be in session and wemay be in the middle of budget negotia-tions. l plan on attending the August summit however. The August summit is detinítely reimbursed for you, not spouses. Sincerely, Debbie Lesko State Representative Legislative District 9 l700 W. Washington St. Ste. H Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-92 6-54 l 3 From: Peggy Judd Sent: Monday, February 28, 2011 5:15 PM To: Debbie Lesko Subject: HHS Spring task force summit 5/9/201 1 00031
  35. 35. Debbie, l am just curious if this is something l should attend, and if so are cost for plane and hotel reimbursed. l am proud of you and your bill today. Thanks for letting me help. Sincerely, Peggy 00032 5/9/2011 Page 2 of 2
  36. 36. Page 1 of 1 Tim Fleming From: Debbie Lesko Sent: Monday, May 02, 2011 3:56 PM To: Tim Fleming Subject: FW: ALEC Education Task Force Sincerely, Debbie Lesko State Representative Arizona-Legislative District 9 1700 W. Washington St. Suite H Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-926-5413 From: Debbie Lesko Sent: Mon 2/28/2011 6:25 PM To: Patty Wisner Cc: Tom Forese Subject: ALEC Education Task Force Hi Patty, Please email Tom Forese with a list of the members of the ALEC education task force from AZ plus ali the other states. Thanks. Sincerely, Debbie Lesko State Representative Legislative District 9 1700 W. Washington St. Ste. H Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-926-54 l 3 00033 5/9/201 1
  37. 37. Join ALEC in New Orleans! Page 1 of 2 Tim Fleming From: Debbie Lesko Sent: Monday, May 02, 2011 3:56 PM To: Tim Fleming Subject: FW: Join ALEC in New Orleansl Sincerely, Debbie Lesko State Representative Arizona-Legislative District 9 1700 W. Washington St. Suite H Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-926-5413 From: ALEC [mal| to: news@atec. org] Sent: Tue 3/1/2011 1:55 PM To: Debbie Lesko Subject: Join ALEC in New Orleans! Problem viewing this email? çllçlghere for our online version ; _. Liči l New Orleans is home to a rich atmosphere and history. Its Cuisine delights, the music enchants, and the sights and Sounds ílluminate her visitors. From the French Quarter, .to Magazine Street, to the gardens, museums and jazz that grace the region, New Orleans is a fantastic destination. One of the most unique cities in the United States, the “Big Easy" offers a truly rewarding experience for visitors of all ages. ALEC's 38th ernngiątlhľeegng will be held August 3-6, 2011, in the heart of New Orleans. You can join nearly 2,000 state legislators to exchange ideas, network, and take part in the conversation as we encourage the principles of free markets, limited government and federalism throughout America. A resilient city in the face of adversity over the past decade, New Orleans has heart, soul and strength, and is the perfect place to spend time with legislative leaders. Visit the _QLEQJQSAQ to register for this event. The city brought in 24.6 million visitors in 2010, and ALEC is excited to be part of the millions of visitors sure to enjoy New Orleans in 2011. This brochure offers an Overview of the dynamic travel the region has experienced over the past few years. You can visit wwwJoujsianatraveLcom to learn more about the sights and plan your trip today! _. ... .-J 00034 5/9/201 1
  38. 38. Join ALEC in New Orleans! Page 2 of 2 American Legislative Exchange Council | 1101 Vermont Ave. . NW11th Floor. Washington, DC 20005 ph: 202-46613800 | fax: 202-466-3801 | Our website | girl to a friend To opt out of this newletter, please . Glísiláľisžre To unsubscribe from all of ALEG's electronic communications, please click here lt you would prešel' not to receive emails from us. go here. Please send any comments about this email to kbuss@alec. org r _. _ _ me. .- . .___ __. .__. _.. ._. . . ... ._. _. l E] lnformz for iMIS l l l l Š Š 00035 5/9/2011
  39. 39. Tim Fleming From: Debbie Lesko Sent: Monday, May 02, 2011 3:56 PM To: Tim Fleming Subject: FW: ALEC Sincerely, Debbie Lesko State Representative Arizona-Legislative District 9 1700 W. - Washington St. Suite H Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-9266413 Page 1 of 1 From: Doris Goodale Sent: Tue 3/1/2011 1:59 PM To: Debbie Lesko Subject: ALEC are we, is anyone going to ALEC in August to New Orleans? ?? VW! we be approved for travel for ALEC? Doris Goodale State Representative - Dist. 3 (602)92S-5408 1700 West Washington Street Phoenix, Arizona 85007-2844 5/9/201 1 08036
  40. 40. Page 1 of 1 Tim Fleming From: Debbie Lesko Sent: Monday, May 02, 2011 3:55 PM To: Tim Fleming Subject: FW: ALEC Sincerely, Debbie Lesko State Representative Arizona-Legislative District 9 l700 W. Washington St. Suite H Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-926-5413 From: Debbie Lesko Sent: Tue 3/1/2011 2:06 PM X To: Doris Goodale Subject: RE: ALEC l Hi Doris, i'm going to New Orleans. Yes, we'li raise funds to cover the legislatoľs airfare, hotel, registration. l Thanks. ' ' ' Deb l l Sincerely, Debbie Lesko State Representative Legislative District 9 l700 W. Washington St. Ste. H Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-926-54 l 3 From: Doris Goodale Sent: Tuesday, March 01, 2011 1:59 PM To: Debbie Lesko Subject: ALEC ' are we, is anyone going to ALEC in August to New Orleans? ?? Will we be approved for travel for ALEC? Doris Goodale State Representative - Dist. 3 (602)926-5408 1700 West Washington Street Phoenix, Arizona 85007-2844 00037 5/9/201 l
  41. 41. Page 1 of 2 Tim Fleming From: Debbie Lesko Sent: Monday, May 02, 2011 3:55 PM To: Tim Fleming _ Subject: FW: Dinner at Morton's Steak House - You are invited Sincerely, Debbie Lesko State Representative Arizona-Legislative District 9 1700 W. Washington St. Suite H Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-926-5413 From: Debbie Lesko Sent: Thu 1/13/2011 4:23 PM To: .HMAJMEMS; Adam Driggs; Al Melvin; Andy Biggs; Don Shooter; Frank Antenori; Gail Griffin; John B. Nelson; John McComish; Linda Gray; Lori Klein; Michele Reagan; Nancy Barto; Rich Crandall; Rick Murphy; Ron Gould; Russell K. Pearce; Scott Bundgaard; Steve Pierce; Steve Smith; Steven B. Yarbrough; Sylvia Allen Cc: .HMAJSECS; Alva Nechtman; Amanda Rusing; Brenda Rost; Carolyn Berta; Cheryl Tyler; Christina Morgan; Dawn Young; Galen Kimmick; Jennifer Casselman; Karen Smith; Karen Winñeld; Marcus Kelley; Marilyn Bloxham; Marsha Hood; Nanette Quam; Phyllis Heivilin; Rebecca Sirrine; Roberta Brown; Robyne Richards; Stefanie Dee; Sue Smith; Sylvia Oliver Subject: Dinner at Morton's Steak House - You are invited Dear Members, | encourage you to join us at MORTON'S OF CHICAGO ( 2501 E. Camelback Rd. ) on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 6:00 PM The dinner is a way to introduce you to ALEC (The American Legislative Exchange Council). Both non-ALEC members and existing members are invited. Existing members can help tell others what ALEC is all about, while enjoying great company and conversation with your fellow legislators. [would encourage members from both political parties to attend. ALEC is a great organization! VWch more than 2,000 members, ALEC is the nations largest, non-partisan, e individual membership association of state legislators. One-third of all state legislators belong to ALEC. In addition, more than 250 corporate and private foundation members, ALEC is one of the nations' most dynamic public-private partnerships. ALEC promotes Jeffersonian principles and ideals, provides model legislation utilized by other states, and has regular educational meetings throughout the year. Membership is 3100 for 2 years. For more information, visit ALEC. org - You should be receiving an invitation in the mail, if not please RSVP to my assistant Patty, at 602-926-3335 or pwisne. r@a_z, tee9ov Sincerely, 00038 5/9/2011
  42. 42. Debbie Lesko Majority Whip Arizona-Legislative District 9 1700 W. Washington St. Suite H Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-926-541 3 dijS/ KŠQŠEQQLQŠAX/ 5/9/2011 00039 Page 2 of 2
  43. 43. Page 1 of2 Tim Fleming Sent: Monday, May 02, 2011 3:55 PM To: Tim Fleming Subject: FW: Dinner at Morton's Steak House - You are invited l From: Debbie Lesko Debbie Lesko State Representative Arizona-Legislative District 9 1700 W. Washington St. Suite H Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-926-54 l 3 z š Sincerely, z i l From: John Fillmore * Sent: Thu 1/13/2011 4:27 PM i To: Debbie Lesko Subject: RE: Dinner at Morton's Steak House - You are invited Good Afternoon: Rep Fillmore will be attending this function. Jackie O'DonnelI (602) 926-3670 Administrative Assistant to Rep. Heather Carter District 7 (602) 926-5503 Rep. John Fillmore District 23 (602) 926-3012 Thanks, l From: Debbie Lesko Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2011 4:24 PM To: .HMAJMEMS; Adam Driggs; Al Meivin; Andy Biggs; Don Shooter; Frank Antenori; Gail Griffin; John B. Nelson; John McComish; Linda Gray; Lori Klein; Michele Reagan; Nancy Barto; Rich Crandall; Rick Murphy; Ron Gould; Russell K. Pearce; Scott Bundgaard; Steve Pierce; Steve Smith; Steven B. Yarbrough; Sylvia Allen Cc: .HMAJSECS; Alva Nechtman; Amanda Rusing; Brenda Rost; Carolyn Berta; Cheryl Tyler; Christina Morgan; Dawn Young; Galen Kimmick; Jennifer Casselman; Karen Smith; Karen Wintield; Marcus Kelley; Marilyn Bloxham; Marsha Hood; Nanette Quam; Phyllis Heivilin; Rebecca Sirrine; Roberta Brown; Robyne Richards; Stefanie Dee; Sue Smith; Sylvia Oliver Subject: Dinner at Morton's Steak House - You are invited 00040 5/9/2011
  44. 44. Page 2 of 2 Dear Members, | encourage you to join us at MORTON'S OF CHICAGO ( 2501 E. Camelback Rd, ) on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 6:00 PM The dinner is a way to introduce you to ALEC (The American Legislative Exchange Council). Both non-ALEC members and existíng members are invited. Existíng members can help tell others what ALEC is all about, while enjoying great company and conversation with your fellow legislators. | would encourage members from both political parties to attend. ALEC is a great organization! Vwth more than 2,000 members, ALEC is the nation's largest, non-partisan, individual membership association of state legislators. One-third of all state legislators belong to ALEC. ln addition, more than 250 Corporate and private foundation members, ALEC is one of the nations' most dynamic public-private partnerships. ALEC promotes Jeffersonian principles and ideals, provides model legislation utilized by other states. and has regular educational meetings throughout the year. lvlembership is 3100 for 2 years. For more information, visit ALEC. org You should be receiving an invitation in the mail, if not please RSVP to my assistant Patty, at 602-926-3335 or pwisner. @az. legs. ou Sincerely, Debbie Lesko Majority Whip Arlzonałegislatíve District 9 1700 W. Washington St. Suite H Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-926-5413 dlíSEQCèè-ZIJQLQQJ 00041 5/9/2011
  45. 45. Page 1 of 2 Tim Fleming From: Debbie Lesko Sent: Monday, May 02, 2011 3:55 PM To: Tim Fleming Subject: FW: Dinner at Morton's Steak House - You are invited Sincerely, Debbie Lesko State Representative Arizona-Legislative District 9 1700 W. Washington St. Suite H Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-926-5413 Fromé Nancy Barto Sent: Thu 1/13/2011 4:42 PM To: Debbie Lesko Cc: Sue Smith Subject: RE: Dinner at Morton's Steak House - You are invited I'll be there. thanks, Debbie! Sincerely, S enator Nancy Barto Arizona State Senate, District 7 Healthcare and Medical Liability Reform Committee, Chairman Education Committee, Vice Chairman Public Safety and Human Services, Member 602-926-5766 phone 602-417-3261 fax nbarto@azleg. gov Because you have established an email relatíonshzp with me to communicate on public policy issues, you are among an elite group of citizens who have chosen to stay better informed I will continue to keep you up to date on public policy issues using this new cost-efecrive medium. Should you decide you no longer wish to receive updates via email, simply reply with "unsubscribe" in the subject line. It is never my intention to overburden you with information. Thank you! From: Debbie Lesko Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2011 4:24 PM To: .HMAJMEMS; Adam Driggs; Al Meivin; Andy Biggs; Don Shooter; Frank Antenori; Gail Griffin; John B. Nelson; John McComish; Linda Gray; Lori Klein; Michele Reagan; Nancy Barto; Rich Crandall; Rick Murphy; Ron Gould; Russell K. Pearce; Scott Bundgaard; Steve Pierce; Steve Smith; Steven B. Yarbrough; Sylvia Allen 00042 5/9/2011
  46. 46. Page 2 of 2 Cc: .HMAJSECS; Alva Nechtman; Amanda Rusing; Brenda Rost; Carolyn Berta; Cheryl Tyler; Christina Morgan; Dawn Young; Galen Kimmick; Jennifer Casselman; Karen Smith; Karen Winfield; Marcus Kelley; Marilyn Bloxham; Marsha Hood; Nanette Quam; Phyllis Heivilin; Rebecca Sirrine; Roberta Brown; Robyne Richards; Stefanie Dee; Sue Smith; Sylvia Oliver Subject: Dinner at Morton's Steak House - You are invited Dear Members, l encourage you to join us at MORTON'S OF CHICAGO ( 2501 E. Camelback Rd. ) on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 6:00 PM The dinner is a way to introduce you to ALEC (The American Legislative Exchange Council). Both non-ALEC members and existing members are invited. Existing members can help tell others what ALEC is all about, while enjoying great company and conversation with your fellow legislators. l would encourage members from both political parties , to attend. ALEC is a great organizationl Mth more than 2,000 members, ALEC is the nation's largest, non-partisan, individual membership association of state legislators. One-third of ali state legislators belong to ALEC. ln addition, more than 250 Corporate and private foundation members, ALEC is one of the nations' most dynamic public-private partnerships. ALECipromotes Jeffersonian principles and ideals, provides model legislation utilized by other states, and has regular educational meetings throughout the year. Membership is 5100 for 2 years. For more information, visit ALEC. org You should be receiving an invitation in the mail, if not please RSVP to my assistant Patty, at 602-926-3335 or pvirisner. @aa| e9.sov Sincerely, Debbie Lesko Majority Whip Arizona-Legislative District 9 1700 W. Washington St. Suite H Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-926-541 3 dlesko@azjleg. gov 00043 5/9/2011
  47. 47. Page 1 of i Tim Fleming From: Debbie Lesko Sent: Monday, May 02, 2011 3:54 PM To: Tim Fleming Subject: FW: REMINDER : ALEC DINNER 2/8 Sincerely, Debbie Lesko State Representative Arizona-Legislative District 9 l700 W. Washington St. Suite H Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-926-5413 From: Debbie Lesko Sent: Mon 2/7/2011 12:28 PM To: .HMAJMEMS; .SREPMEMS Subject: REMINDER : ALEC DINNER 2/8 Members, Just a remlnder that tomorrow, Tuesday February 8th is the Arizona ALEC Membership Drive Reception & Dinner. The dinner and reception will be at Morton's of Chicago, 2501 E. Camelback Rd starting at 6:00 PM. If you have not yet rsvp'd, please call my office at 9265413, there is still time. -v Thank You, Debbie Lekso ALEC Public Sector Chair 00044 5/9/2011
  48. 48. Page I of 1 Tim Fleming From: Debbie Lesko Sent: Monday, May 02, 2011 3:54 PM To: Tim Fleming Subject: FW: REMINDER : ALEC DINNER 2/8 Sincerely, Debbie Lesko State Representative Arizona-Legislative District 9 1700 W. Washington St. Suite H Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-926-5413 From: Steve Pierce Sent: Mon 2/7/2011 1:12 PM To: Debbie Lesko Subject: RE: REMINDER : ALEC DINNER 2/8 Sorry but I am over committed. .. senator Steve Pierce Majority Whip Arizona Legislative District 1 602-926-5584 From: Debbie Lesko Sent: Monday, February 07, 2011 12:29 PM To: .HMAJMEMS; .SREPMEMS Subject: REMINDER : ALEC DINNER 2/8 Members, Just a reminder that tomorrow, Tuesday February 8th is the Arizona ALEC Membership Drive Reception 8« Dinner. The dinner and reception wiil be at Morton's of Chicago, 2501 E, Camelback Rd starting at 6:00 PM. If you have not yet rsvp'd, please cał] my office at 928-5413, there is stili time. Thank You, Debbie Lekso ALEC Public Sector Chair 00045 5/9/2011
  49. 49. Page 1 of 1 Tim Fleming From: Debbie Lesko Sent: Monday, May 02, 2011 3:54 PM To: Tim Fleming Subject: FW: REMINDER : ALEC DINNER 2/8 Sincerely, Debbie Lesko State Representative Arizona-Legislative District 9 1700 W. Washington St. Suite H Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-926-5413 From: John McComish Sent: Mon 2/7/2011 1:28 PM To: Debbie Lesko Subject: RE: REMINDER : ALEC DINNER 2/8 Mr. McComish will not be able to make it this time, he has a conflict, but he thanks you for the šnvitation. Sincerely, Brenda Rost Executive Assistant m: Senator John McComish Arizona Stare Senata Legislative District 20 (602) 5126-5893 From: Debbie Lesko Sent: Monday, February 07, 2011 12:29 PM To: -. HMAJMEMS; .SREPMEMS - Subject: REMINDER : ALEC DINNER 2/8 Members, Just a reminder that tomorrow, Tuesday February 8th is the Arizona ALEC Membership Drive Reception 8. Dinner. The dinner and reception will be at Morton's of Chicago, 2501 E. Camelback Rd starting at 6:00 PM. lf you have not yet rsvp'd, please call my ofñce at 926-5413, there is still time. Thank You, Debbie Lekso ALEC Public Sector Chair 099416 5/9/2011
  50. 50. Page 1 of 2 Tim Fleming From: Debbie Lesko Sent: Monday, May 02, 2011 3:53 PM To: Tim Fleming Subject: FW: ALEC Health Repeal Resources for State Legislators importance: High Attachments: Repeal Press Release Template for State Legislatorsdoc; The Repercussions of ObamaCarepdf; Summary Taiking Points on the Freedom of Choice in Health Care Actpdf: Rroclamation of Rights - Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act. doc; ALEC ObamaCare Repeal Recommendationspdf Sincerely, Debbie Lesko State Representative Arizona-Legislative District 9 1700 W. Washington St. Suite H Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-926-5413 From: Monica Mastracco [mailto: mmastracco@a| ec. org] Sent: Thu 1/20/2011 9:21 AM To: Undisclosed recipíents Subject: ALEC Health Repeal Resources for State Legislators ln the wake of yesterday's U. S. House repeal of the Patíent Protection and Affordable . Care Act, ALEC would like to offer the following resources to assist you in the ongoing debate: * A sample press release congratulating the U. S. House of Representatives on repealing ObamaCare * Talking points refuting the "repercussions of repeal" " New talking points on ALEC's Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act * A "proclamation of rights" regarding ALEC's Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act and heatth care freedom (good for grassroots groups and constituents) * List of the 15 things you can do to push back on ObamaCare from ALEC's gatetegisjaľgznąššyicteuľg, Repľg Qgamagąre, which provides an in-depth, yet easy-to-read, case against ObamaCare from a state perspective. Please contact me ifl can be of any assistance to you. | can be reached at 202-725-7127 (celi) or ghrjmmteccrg. Best, Christie Vi*** Christie Herrera 00047 5/9/2011
  51. 51. Director. Health and Human šervi. çes. ílíąsls_. orçe American Legislative Exchange Council 1101 Vennont Avenue, N. W., 11th Floor Washington, D. C. 20005 Direct: 202-742-8505 Fax: 202-466-3801 5/9/201 1 00048 Page 2 of2
  52. 52. xísnvaąiçxm* Lząugzíł 'íŠ<HšN<3łl. PRESS RELEASE _ For immediate Release: Contact: Raegan Weber Phone: 202-742-8536 Email: rweber@alec. org [INSERTLEGISLA TOR] COMMENDS OBAMACARE REPEAL; VOWS TO “FINISH THE J OB” WITH HEALTH CARE FREEDOM ACT LOCATION (Date) - [Legíslatorj, [insert any leadershrp or health committee assignmentsj, commends the U. S. House of Representatives for its repeal of ObamaCare and is ready to move forward with legislation at the state level to further protect the citizens of [insert state] from the overreaching arms of the federal government. “The U. S. House of Representatives has thankfully taken the first major step so desperately needed to repeal ObamaCare. Our state cannot afford [select one of the following poíntsj: o the budget-busting Medicaid expansion, coupled a 'maintenance of effort' recłuirement, which will force us to slash other fundmg priorities, like education or law en orcement, " said [legislatorj, o the individual mandate that requires massive government subsidies to purchase the required health insurance, and that will also raise health insurance premiums and ush more Americans onto govemment healthcare programs funded by the States, " sai [legislatorf I job-killing employer mandates that will crip le small businesses and pos one economic recoyery, and that will require states themse ves to pay federal penalties] said [legzsłatorf o a federal takeover of health insurance regulation, which has traditionally been the _ purview of states, and will re uire states to expend limited state resources to comply with the new law, ” said [Iegtívlatołil [Legislator] also [íntendsto introduce/ has introduced] complementary legislation at the state level, ALEC's Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act, which will help block a government requirement to purchase health insurance. If enacted in [statej, the legislation will allow the state to launch additional litigation against the federal govemment if the current lawsuits fail; can empower the state attorney general to litigate on behalf of individuals hanned by the mandate in 2014; and may block an individual mandate if ObamaCare is repealed or overturned in Court. Forty-two States have either introduced or announced that they will introduce ALEC”s Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act. Six States (Virginia, Idaho, Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana, and Missouri) passed the ALEC model as a statute, and two states (Arizona and Oklahoma) passed the model as a constitutional amendment. An active citizen initiative is also underway in Mississippi. “I am introducing legislation to protect the people of [state] from ObamaCare's federal takem/ er of our health care choices, and to finish the job Congress began by repealing ObamaCare, " said [legislator]. “I also urge the U. S. Senate to do the right thing, listen to the voices of the American people, and send the repeal of this federal health care law to President Obama”s desk. " 00049
  53. 53. ### The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is the nationts largest nonparrisan, individual membership organization of state legislators. WWW. alec. Org 1101 Vermont Ave. , N. W. I 11T" FLUUR. I Washington, D. C. 20005 I p: 202-466-3800 I f: 202-466-3801 I wwwalecorg O 0 O 5 O
  54. 54. A as: Htirąą l . sum : A ? CHF (hrane: ' íš Res ondin to HHS: The Re ercussions of Kee in ObamaCare in Place Earlier this month, U. S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius released a document outlinins SO-Called "repercussions" ifthe Patíent Protection and Affordoble Care Act, otherwise known as ObamaCa re, is repealed. Unsurprisingly, the real threat remains only if ObamaCare is kept in place. Here is a quick summary of some of the claims made by HHS, along with facts about the real harm ObamaCare will cause to patients and taxpayers. The Facts About ObamaCare and lts Devastating Im act * 0bamaCare's anti-Consumer restrictions have already caused insurers to Beg m marketglace, leaving privately-insured families without the coverage they need. ObamaCare caused Principal Financial Group to flee the market, leaving nearly 1 million Americans to find new coverage. HHS' Misguided Claims About Repeallng ObamaCare "As a result of the Affordable Care Act, families will soon be free from the constant worry that they will not be able to get health care when they need it the most. " * ObamaCare will push families onto the Medicaid program, and leave them without the care they need, because the Medicaid program restricts access to care and results inpoor health outcomes. The problem will only get worse, as ObamaCare will expand Medicaid to nearly 13 million new Americans nationwide. * 0bamaCare's employer mandate will jeopardize the health insurance of millions of Americans who get coverage through their employer. According to the Administration's own estimates, 50% of all businesses, and up to 80% of small buslnesses, will be forced to drop current coverage and purchase more expensive coverage under the new laws. * The provisions designed to expand dependent coverage spurred an SEIU local in New York to drop 6,000 dependent; leaving them uninsured. ' * Thanks to ObamaCare, the power to dictate your benefitá and gremiums now lies with government bureaucrats, most notably HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. "But repealing the law would strip Americans of this new freedom and take us back to the days when big insurance companies had the power to decide what care resldents of the United States could recelve . .." * ObamaCare's anti-consumer regulations are not the only way to provide coverage for the medically-uninsurable. For example, high-risk pools can insure those with pre~existlng conditions without decímating the private insurance market. Currently, 35 states have some form of a high-risk pool. "ln addition, repealing the law would add at least a * Former CBO Director Doug Holtz-Eakin says that Lhgestimatą trillion doliars to the deticit, which America cannot is based on "garbage out, garbage in" scoring, and that afford, nor do we want to pass that debt to our children ObamaCare wili raise the deficit b 500 billion in its firstten and grandchildren. " years, and by 51.5 trillion in its next ten years. For more Information, or if you need technical assistance, contact ALEC HHS Task Force Director Christie Herrera at chrlstle@alec. org. 00051
  55. 55. "Over 1.2 million young adults would lose their insurance coverage . .." "Over 165 million residents of the United States would suddenly find themselves vulnerable again to having lifetime limits. .." "insurance companies would once again be allowed to cut off someone's coverage unexpectedly This would leave 15.9 million people at risk of losing their insurance . .." ~ "15.9 million residents ofthe United States would not know if they are receiving value for their health Insurance premium dollars . .." "New insurance plans would no longer _be required to cover recommended preventive services, llke mammograms and flu shots, without cost sharing . .." * The non-partisan CBO, CMS, and IMF have ali discredited the idea that ObamaCare will reduce the deficit. * Leaving ObamaCare intact will also present significant costs for states with Medicaid exgansion, which will cost 533.5 billion through 2020. * ObamaCare imposes its highest taxes on young adults, who must buy government-mandated health insurance at inflated premiums. * Young adults could access affordable coverage if lawmakers reduced or eliminated expensive health benefit mandates, all of which must be "purchased" in order to get coverag e; or allowed young adults to purchase more affordable coverage across state lines. The framers of ObamaCare rejected both of those options. * ObamaCare ma ndates that consumers purchase unlimited lifetime coverage. HHS estimates this mandate will increase premiums by close to 1 percent, whlch could cause more than 100,000 Americans to lose their coverage. * lt has always been illegal for insurance companies to breach their contract with you by canceling your coverage in violation of the terms of your policy. * The new medical loss ratio requirement-which requires insurers to spend 80-85 percent of health insurance premiums on medical care-will encourage fraud and wasteful medical care, and will likely leave only large insurance companies in the market, as many small insurers may be ili-equipped to comply with the new rules. This will lead to less consumer choicçgíg higher prices, and may also force consumers to lose popular coverage options such as high-deductible and "mini med" health insurance policies. * The CBC has written that the medical loss ratio regulatlon is so onerous that setting it just 5 percentage points higher would turn the private health insurance market into an "essentially governmental program. " * ObamaCare mandates that consumers purchase 100% coverage for preventive services, even if consumers would prefer to purchase these items out of pocket. *HHS estimates this mandate will increase premiums by 1,5 gercent, which could cause more than 400,000 Americans to lose coverage. * Some health ca re researchers ha_ve refuted the administration's claim that preventive care saves money. For more information, or if you need technical assistance, contact ALEC HHS Task Force Director Christie Herrera at christie@a| ec. org. 00052
  56. 56. aanaueaeíeuo[ eeaákmeaat ? a Summary Talking Points: ALEC's Freedom ot Choice in Health Care Act The Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act protects the right of patients to pay directly for medical services, and it prohiblts penalties levied on citizens and businesses for declining participation in a particular health plan. About the Bill The Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act will: I Ensure a person's right to pay directly for medical care. 0 Ensure that patients-not government officials~should decide which doctor to see, what treatments to get, and whether or not to get a second or third opinion. 0 Would block legislation that imposes costly, bureaucratlc penalties for Choosing to obtain or decline health coverage. Purpose or goal of the Act if passed by statute: I Gives a state Standing in the current lawsuits against the federal individual mandate. I Allows a state to launch additional, 10"' Amendment-based litigation if the current lawsuits fail. 0 Empowers a state attorney general to litigate on behalf of individuals harmed by the mandate in 2014. Purpose or goal of the Act if passed by constítutional amendment: 0 The three points listed above, PLUS. .. 0 Will prohibít a Canadian-style, single-payer healthcare plan at the state level if ObamaCare is upheld. 0 Will prohibit a state-level requirement to purchase health insurance if ObamaCare is repealed. The Act does not nullify ObamaCare: I It Challenges those provisions of the law that are arguably unconstitutional-the federal requirement to purchase health insurance, and related restrictions on the sale and purchase of health services. 0 Citizens may still choose to participate in other provisions of the law, including the new health insurance exchange subsidies or the Medicaid expansion. Theyjust can't be forced into those choices. 0 To the extent that the rest of the federal legislation is severable from the mandate, the law would likely remain in effect. The Constitutional Defense: 0 Even without the Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act, ObamaCare is vulnerable to Constitutional challenge: o Congress does not have the authority to regulate inactivlty under the Commerce Clause. SCOTUS has ruled this way in U. S. v. Lopez (1995) and U. S. v. Morrison (2000). Far more information about ALEC's Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act, ar if you need technical assistance, contact ALEC HHS Task Force Director Christie Herrera at 202-725-7127 ur christie@alec. urg. 09053
  57. 57. o Congress does not have the authority to penalize certain individuals-in this case, individuals who don't buy health insurance-and then call it a "tax" under Congress' taxing power. o Congress does not have the authority to commandeer states to do their bidding. SCOTUS has ruled this way in New York v. United States (1992). The Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act makes ObamaCare even more constitutionaily vulnerable. o Objections that the Act would be trumped by the Supremacy Clause are unfounded. As affirmed recently by SCOTUS in Gonzo/ es v. Oregon (2006), state law may go above and beyond federal law in protecting Constitutional rights, especially as related to health care choices. o This kind of legal argument is not present in the Current legal Challenges, so the Act provides states with an additional layer of protection against federal overreach. Additional information 3 Health insurance vs. auto insurance: Owing an automoblle is a Choice-a choice many people don't exercise (think: New York City). Some of these people use public transportation, but many others also hire taxis or bike or walk. Auto insurance exists to protect other drivers. Health insurance exists to protect the individual who purchases lt. Not all passengers in a Car are required to have auto insurance. Auto insurance mandates only apply to those who drive on public roads, not private property. The government is Constitutionally charged with providing public roadways. No such Constitutional provision exists regarding health Care. Caution from the Congresslonal Budget Office (1994): "A mandate requiring all individuals to purchase health insurance would be an unprecedented form of federal action. The government has never required people to buy any good or service as a condition of lawful residence in the United States. An individual mandate would have two features that, in Combination, would make it unique. First, it would impose a duty on individuals as members of society. Second, it would require people to purchase a specific service that would be heavily regulated by the federal government. " ObamaCare places a tremendous financial burden on the states, including: A budget-busting Medicaid expanslon, coupled with a "maintenance of effort" requirement, which will force states to slash other funding priorities, like education or law enforcement; and An individual mandate that requires massive government subsidies to purchase the required health insurance, and that will also raise health insurance premiums and push more Americans onto government healthcare programs funded by the states; and . lob-killing employer mandates that will cripple small businesses and postpone economic recovery, and that will require states themselves to pay federal penalties if they don't provide federally-dictated health insurance to state workers; and A federal takeover of health insurance regulation, which has been traditionally been the purview of states, and will require states to expend limited state resources to comply with the new law. ' For more information about ALEC's Freedom af Choice in Health Care/ kt, or if you need technical assistance, contact ALEC HHS Task Force Director Christie Herrera at 202-7257127 or christlecilaleeorg. 00054
  58. 58. ThePatient Protection and Ajfordable Care Act, otherwise lmo trulyiľan łunprecedented piece of federal_ legislation. The p one itwill result iruoverburdened Medicaid programe, unconstgitutional requirement that individuals purchase h takegirer of health insurance regulation. ' -as 'FOb-amaCare, " is a bad one- nd a federal must Inaintain their right to per _ oice' and personal The people of _ V . legisla ve body proclaim: freedorns. Thereforé, the members of the i _> ©1775 Irak] right? za Za' Zma- _I. You have II. You havešthe right be in charge o« : ouržíiítvn health care *de III. You have the iright šlo spend o v 'money td"pay for health' _ services, rather than going through a public or private insurance program. IV. Your doctor has the right to accept direct payment, from you, you receive health care services. l 7 `l l V. a You have the right to refuse participation in any healthcare plan. VI. You cannot be punished byANY government for refusing to participate in any health care plan. a VIII. Your doctor cannot punished y_ . . = _ _ . éiľnmentití . _ a accepting direct payment, from you, when you receive health ca services. 00055
  59. 59. THE STATE LEGŠSLATORS GUJOE TO Executive Summag: ALEC's State Legislators Guide to Regealíng ObamaCare State legislators now have a tremendous opportunity to fight the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act- either through legislation, oversight, or by reframing the health reform debate. Here are a few things you can do. 1. introduce ALEC's Freedom of Choice in. Health Care Act, the primary legislative vehicle for state pushback of the individual mandate and Canadian-style, single-payer health care. 2. introduce a resolution supporting repeal of ObamaCare, an effective way to communicate the repeal message to members of your state's Congressional delegation. 3. Enact a moratorium on ObamaCare rulemaking, which will allow your state to focus its limited regulatory resources on core functions of government. 4. introduce legislation authorizing a federal waiver on ObamaCare's medical loss ratio requirement, which will help your state delay implementation of this provision until 2014. 5. Reject ObamaCare discretionary grants that aid in the federal takeover of state health insurance regulation. 6. Decline to enforce ObamaCare's "consumer protections" if such enforcement authority does not already exist. 7. Commission independent research to track and measure ObamaCare's impact at the state level. 8. Hold public hearings and establish Standing legislative committees to examine 0bamaCare's implementation and impact. 9. Participate in the ObamaCare rulemaking and comment process to the extent possible. 10. Serve as a legislative check on agency and executive branch implementation of ObamaCare. 11. introduce study bills or make public calls for Medicaid "opt out" in 2014, whlch has already shlfted the debate to the unintended consequences of ObamaCare's Medicaid mandates. 12. introduce study bills or make public calls for "public employee opt out" in 2014, which has already focused attention on the unintended consequences of Oba maCare's employer mandate. 13. Recruit unlikely allies and demonstrate broad-based opposition to the individual mandate. 14. Engage key stakeholders in an "adult conversation" about 0bamaCare's impact on state funding príorities. 15. introduce ALEC model legislation and Chart a course for patient-centered, free-market health policy. For more information about The State Legislators Guide to Repealing ObamaCare, visit www. alec. org[health. For technical assistance, contact ALEC HHS Task Force Director Christie Herrera at 202-725-7127 or chrlstie@alec. org. 00056
  60. 60. Page 1 of 2 Tim Fleming From: Debbie Lesko Sent: Monday, May 02, 2011 3:52 PM To: Tim Fleming Subject: FW: ALEC reception Sincerely, l Debbie Lesko ' State Representative ž Arizona-Legislative District 9 1700 W. Washington St. Suite H Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-926-5413 From: Debbie Lesko Sent: Wed 1/12/2011 5:50 PM To: Patty Wisner Cc: Debbie Lesko Subject: ALEC reception Have you sent out a correction to the ALEC reception date? If not, contact Gaspanask What he is doing. I want you to email ALL the members, both House and Senate and their assistants. Subject Line: Dinner at Morton's Steak House (verify name)~You are Invited Dear Members, I encourage you to join us at. .. Morton's Steak House on. ... (ñll in date and time and location in large print) The dinner is a way to introduce you to ALEC (The American Legislative Exchange Council). Both non-ALEC members and existing members are invited. Existíng members can help tell others what ALEC is all about. I encourage members from both political parties to attend. Come hear What ALEC is all about and enjoy great company and conversation with your fellow legislators. ALEC is a great organizationl With more than 2,000 members, ALEC is the nation's largest, non- partisan, individual membership association of state legislators. One-third of all state legislators belong to ALEC. In addition, more than 250 Corporate and private foundation members, ALEC is one of the nations's most dynamic public-private partnerships. ALEC promotes Jeffersonian principles and 00057 5/9/2011
  61. 61. Page 2 of 2 ideals, provides model legislation utilized by other states, and has regular educational meetings throughout the year. Membership is SI00 for 2 years. For more info, visit ALEC. org PLEASE RSVP to my assistant, Patty, at 602-926-5413 or gvgsner@agl_çg. dggz Sincerely, Debbie Lesko State Representative Arizona-Legislative District 9 1700 W. Washington St. Suite H Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-926-5413 00053 5/9/2011
  62. 62. FW: ALEC Tort Reform Boot Camp Tim Fleming From: Debbie Lesko Sent: Monday, May 02, 2011 3:44 PM To: Tim Fleming Subject: FW: ALEC Tort Reform Boot Camp Attachments: ALECToItReformBootCamp for az. pdf Hi Tim, Page 1 of 2 All these ernails are from before I was the AZ ALEC public Sector chair, since Senator Burns was stili the official AZ public Sector Chair through December, 2010. Sincerely, Debbie Lesko State Representative Arizona~Legislative District 9 l700 W. Washington St. Suite H Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-926-5413 From: Smoldon Russell D [maílto: Russell. Smoldon@srpnet. com] Sent: Mon 12/20/2010 9:05 AM To: Debbie Lesko Subject: FW: ALEC Tort Reform Boot Camp Russell D. Smoldon Manager Govemment Relations SRP 602-236-2834 (work) w--Original Message-m- From: Bryan Weynand [m&o_: byjynand@alec. org] Sent: Monday, December 20, 2010 9:06 AM To: Smoldon Russell D Cc: Amy Kjose Subject: ALEC Tort Refomi Boot Camp Russell: Attached is the project overview for the Tort Reform Boot Camp, a state specific half-day seminar for 20-30 like~minded legislators. I have Copied Amy Kjose, the Civil Justice Task Force Director. , on this email. Please review and let either of us know if you have any questions. Thanks, Bryan Weynand 00059 5/9/2011
  63. 63. FW: ALEC Tort Reform Boot Camp Page 2 of 2 Legislative Assistant Civil Justice and Energy, Environment, and Agriculture Task F orces American Legislative Exchange Council 202 .3 79.43 80 bweynand@alec. org i 00060 5/9/2011
  64. 64. AMERICAN LE %VEB GE CoUNCiL Disorder in the Court Educational Programming State-Specific Tor-t Reform Boot Camp Project Overview The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), as the nation's largest nonpartisan individual membership organization for state legislators, is ridíng the wave Coming out of the midterrn elections. We count nearly 2,000 legislators as members and that number is climbing daily. Our members are united by ALEC's mission to advance the Jeffersonian principles of limited govemment, free markets, individual liberty, and federalism. And a signiñcant number of the newly elected state legislators hold these principles in the highest regard. Of the new legislators elected on November 2, nearly 700 were elected to show support for the principles held in common with ALEC. These newly elected subscribe to ALEC's mission statement of limited govemment and fiscal responsibility but don`t have the legislative experience of a veteran lawmaker which is essential to advance their views of society and the role of govemment. This highlights a sincere need for targeted educational programming. And ALEC is uniquely positioned to fulfill this need. In past, ALEC has hosted Academies, 2-day seminars for up to 50 legislators from a variety of states, to give attendees a crash course on legal reform policy. In 2002 nearly 20 Mississippi legislators attended the program and out of that came the "Mississippi Miracle, " the 2004 comprehensive tort reform bill that few had expected to pass. 'In the words of attendee Míssissippi State Senator Tommy Moffat, "legislators , planning to do any work in the tort reform area [, ] get to ALEC. " Now more than ever is such an educational program needed. But much more is needed. Educating 50 legislators is not nearly enough. Thus, ALEC plans to host multiple state-specific and condensed academies, or Tort Reform Boot Camps, to reach more legislators sooner, before legislative Sessions get too far along and the opportunity for preemptive education is lost. ALEC's Civil Justice Task Force will play a central role in educating the newly elected conservative state legislators on the need for tort reform and the specific legislation that will fulñll their policy goals. These Tort Reform Boot Camps will be a catalyst for affirmative legal reform legislation in this political environment ripe with opportunity. The Basics Tort Reform Boot Camps will be held in state Capitals for like-minded legislators between January and April of 2011. While the speciñcs will be tailored to practicaliües in the particular states, for the most part the Boot Camps will cover general legal reform and speciñc reforms needed in the state. This half-day Conference Will bríng together 00061
  65. 65. freshman lawmakers and legal reform experts, including both local tort reform advocates and ALEC advisors with a national perspective on legal reform. At the event, we will host a meal and give attendees targeted reference materials and publications. Tort Reform Boot Camp: The Legislative Guide Nearly as important as providing in-person education on tort reform for the newly elected will be giving them a tangible takeaway, something to reference and recall the highlights. ALEC would like to suppiement the seminars with a legislative guide, a book providing ' common-sense, in-plain-English explanations of the most common problems facing our tort system today and the legislative solutions. Not only would the Guide be used at the Boot Camp events, it would be mailed to at least all ALEC state legislators. Depending on sponsorship levels and requests, the Guide could be disseminated to all state legislators. Cost Each Tort Reform Boot Camp would be priced at 315,000, which would include speaker fees, travel costs, food and hosting expenses. To write, produce, print, and disperse the Tort Reform Boot Camp Guide for State Legislators, the sponsorship would be 320,000. To send books to all state legislators beyond just those that are ALEC members, an additional 555,000 would need to be raised. I strongly encourage you to consider supporting ALEC in this endeavor. ALEC is uniquely situated to educate the newly elected legislators who are ready to embrace policies that further our shared political and philosophical beliefs. On tort reform in particular, ALEC is seasoned in its ability to simplify complex policy, provide meaningful support to legislators, and foster well-informed debate. ALEC is non-fungible in this role. Contact: Amy Kjose Civil Justice Task Force Director ak'ose@alec. org (202) 742-85 l 0 00062
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  67. 67. AMERICAN LE łVEE GE CoUNcrL Legislator Membership AppllCallOH ” s t' l LAST NAME O O FIRST NAME Č MI Š NewMember Rsenaror D Delegate D MemberofAssembly PARTY AFFILlATlON č: PJ i) i i Q la in District Number Xiľľl U* l** 4 Ž/ L/ MAILING ADDRESS 1: Legislative Ofñce O 0 5%. Street Phone ga Ž, í LAC ' 3 a] Cell Phone P. O. BOX LA] , Sl» l7^' Cit i ixoc Nl State X l Zi á Staff Contact Name im MC N i (J , f l ' Fax (GZ/ Vlj» mai Email Ql glooíľ/ L_ S*: 42453 I 30h/ Website MAILlNG ADDRESS . Hom sines (circle one) P. O. BOX Cit "Vx ti State Zi Staff Contact Name Phone Cell Phone ax Email Web site LEADERSHlP POSlTlONS: C« lxñiąki SL} i) /9- ` COMMlTTEE ASSIGNMENTS: ,O uioit-Udicñłxľ; Wi, spisa/ it ogreti, _ le 2.Ye`iars. -7_S_1O0.00 F èíiľéáisľ* Savo-OO . X Check enclosed Credit Card Number líxgiration Date D lnvoiceMe D VISA D MasterCard D American Express Please mail this form to: ALEC, Attn: Briana Mulder l 1101 Vermont Ave. , NW, 11th Floor l Washington, DC 20005 or fax to: (202) 466-3801 For more information: contact Briana Mulder at (202) 742-8507 or bmulder@alec. org 00084

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