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2016 Opening Day of Session Ceremonies

The Senate celebrated the first day of the legislative session this year with a number of opening day ceremonies.


Fifty-Second Legislature – Second Regular Session

Monday, January 11, 2016

12:00 Noon

12:00 Noon - Second Regular Session Convenes, Senate Chamber

(Reserved seating in the Senate Gallery for Legislators’ Guests. Guests should be seated by 11:50 a.m.)

Prelude music performed by the Arizona School for the Arts

Percussion Ensemble Elizabeth Guzman, Director

Call to Order

The Honorable Andy Biggs, Senate President, District 12


Dr. Michael R. Tucker, Senior Pastor, Faith Community Church, Chandler

Presentation of the Colors

Luke Air Force Base Honor Guard

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag

John, Charlie and Walter Driggs, children of Senator Adam Driggs

Playing of the National Anthem

Arizona School for the Arts Concert Choir

Elise Kurbat, Director


Arizona School for the Arts Concert Choir

Ubi Caritas by Ola Gjeilo


Tony La Russa, Arizona Diamondbacks Chief Baseball Officer and Major League Baseball Hall of Famer

2:00 p.m. Joint Session, House Chamber

(Reserved seating on the House Chamber Floor and in the Gallery for Legislators’ Guests)

State of the State Address

The Honorable Doug Ducey, Governor of Arizona

Senate Reconvenes upon Adjournment of the Joint Session, Senate Chamber

(If necessary to complete Senate Business)

Senate Business

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