Frank Pratt is a member of the Arizona State Senate, representing the 8th District. Previously, he served in the Arizona House of Representatives, representing District 8 (2013-2017) and District 23 (2009-2013). State Senator Pratt opposes national monument designations and supports transferring public lands to state control. In the Arizona State Senate, Pratt sponsored a bill that increases the size of recreational vehicles allowed on trails.
Notable Activities and Statements on Public Lands Policy
State Senator Pratt opposes national monument designations.
Pratt voted to urge Congress to repeal the Antiquities Act. The resolution said, “the designation of national monuments and subsequent closure or restricted use of public lands significantly interferes with Arizona’s well-being” and “the greatest threat to the lands of Arizona is the intrusion and overreach of the federal government.” [SCM1011, 2/23/2017]
State Senator Pratt supports the transfer of public lands to state control.
Pratt voted to require Arizona to pursue transfer of federal public lands. The bill would have required the state annually to ask the federal government to relinquish a wide variety of federally held lands to the state, and allow the Attorney General to initiate proceedings against the US government if it does not. (HB 2176, 4/1/2015)
State Senator Pratt sponsored legislation allowing larger ATVs on Arizona’s public trails
Pratt sponsored a bill that increases the size of recreational vehicles allowed on trails. SB 1208 “increases the allowable size and weight for a vehicle classified as an all-terrain vehicle that is also a recreational off-highway vehicle.” Among other provisions, this is legislation to increase “the specifications for a recreational off-highway vehicle to qualify as an all-terrain vehicle” from 65 inches up to 80 inches. [SB 1203 Fact Sheet, Arizona State Senate]
Notable Donations to Pratt by Anti-Public Lands Groups in Arizona
Since 2016, Frank Pratt has taken at least $500 from Arizona Cattlemen’s Association.
Frank Pratt took $250 from Arizona Cattlemen’s Association in September 2016.
Frank Pratt took $250 from Arizona Cattlemen’s Association in November 2017.