Arizona—Establish Marriage and Communication Skills Commission
Sec. 11. Title 46, chapter 2, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended by adding article 10, to read:
ARTICLE 10. MARRIAGE AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS
46-361. Marriage and communication skills commission; membership; duties; staff; compensation;
A. The marriage and communication skills commission is established consisting of the following
members who serve at the pleasure of the appointing person:
1. Two members of the senate who are from different political parties and who are appointed by the
president of the senate. These members serve as advisory members. The president of the senate shall
select one member to cochair the commission.
2. Two members of the house of representatives who are from different political parties and who are
appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives. These members serve as advisory
members. The speaker of the house of representatives shall select one member to cochair the
3. The governor or the governor's designee.
4. The director of the department of economic security or the director's designee.
5. one member of the news media who is appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.
6. an expert in the field of marriage and family education and counseling who is licensed to practice
medicine or psychology in this state, who SPECIALIZES in marriage counseling and who is appointed
by the president of the senate.
7. AN ATTORNEY WHO IS LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN THIS STATE, WHO SPECIALIZES IN FAMILY
LAW RELATED EDUCATION AND WHO IS APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR.
b. The marriage and COMMUNICATION skills commission shall:
1. review plans submitted TO THE DEPARTMENT by the applicant community-based organizations for
participation in the marriage and COMMUNICATION SKILLS program and shall recommend
community-based organizations that are eligible to receive funding pursuant to section 46-362.
2. review renewal applicatio