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Watch the Opening Day Ceremonies at the Arizona State Capitol and Senate

Watch the live stream of the Senate ceremonies here

Watch the live stream of the State of the State Address here

If you want to watch the ceremonies, but can't be at the Capitol, view all the events, live, through the links above. The 53rd Legislature, First Regular Session, begins today at 12:00 pm at the Senate Floor, proceeded by Governor Ducey's State of the State address at the House Floor, which is expected to begin around 2:00 pm.


Fifty-Third Legislature – First Regular Session Monday, January 9, 2017 12:00 Noon

12:00 Noon - First Regular Session Convenes, Senate Chamber (Reserved seating in the Senate Gallery for Legislators’ Guests. Guests should be seated by 11:50 a.m.)

Gathering Music Daniel Lara, Sol Trak Union

Call to Order

The Honorable Olivia Cajero Bedford, Senator, District 3

Prayer Pastor Travis Phillips, Lead Pastor, Antioch Community Church, Chandler

Presentation of the Colors Chandler Police Department Color Guard

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag-Grandchildren of Senator Steven B. Yarbrough Benjamin Yarbrough, 7th Grade, Chandler Christian Academy Brooks Yarbrough, 6th Grade, The American School, London, U.K. Roman Yarbrough, 5th Grade, Homeschooled

Singing of the National Anthem U.S. Navy Petty Officer, First Class Steven Powell, Ret.

Oath of Office Chief Justice Scott Bales, Arizona Supreme Court

Senate Business Election of the President of the Senate

Recess U.S. Navy Petty Officer, First Class Steven Powell, Ret. Singing "The Impossible Dream" Remarks Bob Bowman, Head Coach, United States Olympic Swim Team Arizona State University

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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