Agriculture Environment and Water Issue Committee
51st Legislature - 1st Regular Session, 2013 Wednesday, Oct 18 2017 8:44 PM

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H2034 (Chapter 13):
NUCLEAR EMERGENCY APPROP & ASSESSMENT  
Assesses $2.15 million in FY2013-14 and $2.26 million in FY2014-15 against public service corporations and municipal corporations operating a commercial nuclear generating station in Arizona. Appropriates $2.15 million in FY2013-14 and $2.26 million in FY2014-15 from the general fund to the Nuclear Emergency Management Fund and allocates the appropriations to the Department of Emergency and Military Affairs, the Department of Agriculture, the Radiation Regulatory Agency, and departments and agencies of Maricopa County and the Town of Buckeye that are assigned responsibilities under the off-site nuclear emergency response plan. Emergency clause. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. Kavanagh   General Comments (all lists):

MONITOR


3/28
signed by governor. Chap. 13, Laws 2013.
H2181:
PARKS BOARD; CONTINUATION  
The statutory life of the Arizona State Parks Board is extended 10 years to July 1, 2023. Retroactive to July 1, 2013. Also requires the Board to submit a report on the implementation of the recommendations of the Auditor General to the Joint Legislative Audit Committee by December 31, 2017. AS PASSED HOUSE. First sponsor: Rep. Fann   General Comments (all lists):

MONITOR


3/28
from Senate rules okay.
H2296:
UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK PROGRAM  
The repeal of the Underground Storage Tank (UST) tax and Assurance Account is moved to December 31, 2014, from December 31, 2013. Retroactive to July 1, 2013, applications for reimbursement or direct payment of eligible costs from the UST Assurance Account must be filed by June 30, 2014, instead of 2010. Monies in the Regulated Substance Fund are continuously appropriated. Establishes a 12-member UST Program Study Committee to consider needs and possible sources for future funding of the UST program and related issues. The Committee is required to submit a report of its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the Legislature by November 1, 2013. The Committee self-repeals January 1, 2014. AS PASSED HOUSE. First sponsor: Rep. Pratt   General Comments (all lists):

January 25, 2013

Public Affairs Committee approves a SUPPORT position.

January 16, 2013

Agriculture, Environment, and Water Issue Committee recommends a SUPPORT position


3/27
from Senate appro with amend #4899.
H2297 (Chapter 225):
PERFORMANCE AND RESTORATION ACCOUNT  
The proceeds of any security imposed by the State Land Commissioner as a condition of sale of state trust lands and the proceeds of a bond, collateral or security received for performance or restoration purposes must be deposited in a separate account of the State Land Department Fund designated as the Performance and Restoration Account and that must be used for the performance or restoration purposes for which the bond, collateral or security was acquired. The Commissioner is authorized to enter into an agreement with a private entity or an intergovernmental agreement to coordinate the approval of plans and perform the performance or restoration action. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. Pratt   6/19
signed by governor. Chap. 225, Laws 2013.
H2301:
RENEWABLE ENERGY CREDIT; CARRYOVER EXPANSION  
The maximum number of consecutive tax years through which the renewable energy production income tax credit can be carried forward is increased to 20, from 5. First sponsor: Rep. Fann   General Comments (all lists):

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2/5
from House energy-env with amend #4038.
H2338:
REGIONAL WATER AUGMENTATION AUTHORITIES  
Adds a new chapter to article 45 (Waters) regulating regional water augmentation authorities. Two or more specified entities, one of which must be a public agency, may form a regional water augmentation authority. Establishes the processes for formation and dissolution of the authority. Powers and duties of a board of directors are specified, including to lawfully acquire or sell property, easements and rights-of-way for water supplies and projects, acquire or assign water rights, acquire and sell water, treat water, charge fees for services and water sales, issue revenue bonds, and exercise the power of eminent domain in specified circumstances. Authority boards are also authorized to apply for and receive financial assistance from the water supply development revolving trust fund. Establishes regulations for revenue bonds issued by an authority, including bond authorization, obligation for the bonds, issuance and sale of the bonds, authorized investments of bond proceeds, and payment of bonds. Appropriates $30 million from the general fund in FY2013-14 to the water supply development revolving trust fund for the purposes of this legislation. First sponsor: Rep. Tobin
Others: Rep. Barton
  General Comments (all lists):

MONITOR


2/19
House agri-water held.
H2361:
LARGE ELECTRONICS RECYCLING PROGRAM  
A recycling program for "covered electronic devices" (defined as computers, computer monitors and televisions) is established within the Department of Environmental Quality. The program terminates July 1, 2023. First sponsor: Rep. Mendez
Others: Rep. Alston, Rep. Gallego, Rep. Gonzales, Rep. McCune Davis
  General Comments (all lists):

MONITOR


1/22
referred to House tech-inf, energy-env.
H2386 (Chapter 97):
UTILITIES; TAMPERING  
Intentionally "tampering with utility property" (defined) is added to the acts that constitute criminal damage, which is a class 2 misdemeanor, unless the damage causes an imminent safety hazard to any person, in which case it is a class 4 felony. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. J. Pierce   General Comments (all lists):

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4/11
signed by governor. Chap. 97, Laws 2013.
H2429:
WATER PROTECTION FUND; ANNUAL FUNDING  
At the beginning of each fiscal year, an amount equal to $5 million minus the sum of the amounts deposited in the Arizona Water Protection Fund from certain fees for the purchase or lease of Central Arizona Project water is appropriated from the general fund to the Fund. If the amounts deposited from the fees exceed $5 million, the amount in excess is credited against the general fund appropriation in subsequent fiscal years. The appropriation cannot exceed $5 million in any fiscal year. First sponsor: Rep. Brophy McGee   General Comments (all lists):

MONITOR


2/27
House appro held.
H2544 (Chapter 230):
AZ POWER AUTHORITY; FINANCING  
The Arizona Power Authority is authorized to finance or refinance the state's proportionate share of the costs incurred by the U.S. for the Hoover visitor facilities and the state's proportionate share of the costs incurred by the federal Bureau of Reclamation for the air slot treasury loan for the construction of air slots at Hoover Dam. The Arizona Power Authority is authorized to pledge its contracts, rights and interests in or to power and energy from the Hoover power plant as security for bonds and notes for the Hoover visitor facilities or the air slots at Hoover Dam. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. Olson   General Comments (all lists):

 

March 20, 2013

Agriculture, Environment, and Water recommends a SUPPORT position

March 22, 2013

Public Affairs Committee issues a SUPPORT position

 


6/19
signed by governor. Chap. 230, Laws 2013.
HCM2003:
COPPER MINING; SUPPORT  
The Legislature reviews the potential economic impact of the Resolution Copper Project in southeast Arizona, notes that for the Project to proceed there must be a federal land exchange, and urges Congress to enact legislation to authorize an exchange of federal land to facilitate the Project. The Secretary of State is directed to transmit copies of this memorial to the President of the U.S. Senate, the Speaker of the U.S. House and each member of Congress from Arizona. First sponsor: Rep. Shope
Others: Rep. Allen, Rep. Barton, Rep. Borrelli, Rep. Boyer, Rep. Brophy McGee, Rep. Cardenas, Rep. Carter, Rep. Coleman, Rep. Contreras, Sen. Crandell, Rep. Dial, Rep. Escamilla, Rep. Fann, Rep. E. Farnsworth, Rep. Forese, Rep. Goodale, Rep. Gowan, Rep. Gray, Rep. Kavanagh, Rep. Kwasman, Rep. Lesko, Rep. Lovas, Rep. Mesnard, Rep. Mitchell, Rep. Montenegro, Rep. Olson, Rep. Orr, Rep. Petersen, Rep. J. Pierce, Sen. S. Pierce, Rep. Pratt, Rep. Robson, Sen. Shooter, Rep. Smith, Rep. Stevens, Rep. Thorpe, Rep. Tobin, Rep. Townsend, Rep. Ugenti
  General Comments (all lists):

MONITOR


2/18
House energy-env held.
S1058:
WATER BANKING AUTHORITY; REPORT  
The deadline for the annual report that the Arizona Water Banking Authority Commission submits to the Governor and the Legislature is moved to April 1, from July 1. First sponsor: Sen. Shooter   General Comments (all lists):

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1/16
referred to Senate rules only.
S1143 (Chapter 64):
GOLF COURSE PESTICIDE LICENSE; FEE  
For the purpose of structural pest management regulations, "pest management" includes the management by persons for hire of health-related pests, aquatic pests, household pests, wood-destroying organisms or other pests, including weeds, that exist on golf courses. The maximum fee for a license or certificate for pesticide use on golf courses is set by the Department of Agriculture by rule. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Sen. S. Pierce
Others: Rep. Barton, Rep. Brophy McGee, Sen. Crandell, Rep. Fann, Sen. Griffin, Sen. Pancrazi, Rep. Pratt, Sen. Shooter
  General Comments (all lists):

 

February 22, 2013

Public Affairs Committee approves a SUPPORT position.

January 16, 2013

Agriculture, Environment, and Water Issue Committee recommends a SUPPORT position

 


4/5
signed by governor. Chap. 64, Laws 2013.
S1288 (Chapter 247):
ARIZONA WATER PROTECTION FUND; COMMISSION  
Membership of the Arizona Water Protection Fund Commission is modified by reducing the number of appointed members to 9 from 15, and adding two Legislators as nonvoting advisory members. Qualifications for appointed members are also modified. Current Commission members continue to serve until their terms expire. Also, a federal agency is no longer eligible for funding from the Arizona Water Protection Fund. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Sen. Griffin
Others: Sen. Burges, Rep. Fann, Rep. Gowan, Sen. Melvin, Sen. Shooter, Rep. Stevens, Sen. Ward
  General Comments (all lists):

MONITOR


6/20
signed by governor. Chap. 247, Laws 2013.
S1290 (Chapter 125):
OFFICE OF PEST MANAGEMENT  
Numerous changes to statutes regulating structural pest management. The powers and duties of the acting director of the Office of Pest Management are transferred to the Director of the Department of Agriculture. The Dept is required to provide management and administrative services to the Office through an interagency agreement, and the Office must reimburse the Dept in an agreed on amount. Session law provides for continuing fee authority for the Office. The Director is required to establish by rule a Pest Management Advisory Committee and appoint five members to the Committee, including one public member. The Director is required to adopt rules for licensure and registration, including application, registration and renewal fees, training requirements, and financial security standards. The Director is authorized to enter into consent agreements and provide for certain exemptions from licensure or registration. Establishes provisions for disciplinary action and civil penalties. The regulation of pest management is of statewide concern and not subject to further regulation by political subdivisions. The list of persons exempt from structural pest management licensure and registration is modified. Political subdivisions and their employees that use pesticides on property owned, leased or managed by the political subdivision are not required to be licensed. Various pest management-related regulations and reports are repealed. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Sen. Griffin
Others: Rep. Barton, Sen. Crandall, Rep. Gowan, Sen. McGuire, Sen. Melvin, Sen. Pancrazi, Sen. S. Pierce, Rep. Pratt, Sen. Shooter, Rep. Stevens
  General Comments (all lists):

 

February 22, 2013

Public Affairs Committee approves a SUPPORT position.

January 16, 2013

Agriculture, Environment, and Water Issue Committee recommends a SUPPORT position

 


4/17
signed by governor. Chap. 125, Laws 2013.
S1321:
RESIDENTIAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY; BUILDING CODES  
Affordable housing and the regulation of residential energy consumption and energy efficiency is of statewide concern and not subject to further regulation by a political subdivision. A residential building that achieves a specified home energy rating system index score based on the "climate zone" (defined by county) where the building is located is deemed to comply with any building code, ordinance or other legal requirement relating to energy conservation or energy efficiency adopted or enforced by a county or municipality. AS PASSED SENATE. First sponsor: Sen. Griffin
Others: Sen. Burges, Sen. Crandell, Sen. Farley, Sen. Ward
  General Comments (all lists):

MONITOR


3/18
House energy-env FAILED 4-4.
S1324 (Chapter 69):
CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE; INFO DISCLOSURE  
All critical infrastructure and key resource information protected by federal law and provided to or in the possession of any state agency, instead of only the Department of Public Safety, or political subdivision is exempt from public disclosure and public records laws. The definition of "critical infrastructure information" is expanded to include emergency response plans and certain information related to a computer based or natural disaster. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Sen. Crandell
Others: Sen. Melvin, Rep. J. Pierce
  General Comments (all lists):

March 20, 2013

Agriculture, Environment, and Water recommends a SUPPORT position

March 22, 2013

Public Affairs Committee issues a SUPPORT position


4/5
signed by governor. Chap. 69, Laws 2013.
S1403:
UNITED NATIONS RIO DECLARATION; PROHIBITION  
The state and political subdivisions requiring officers and employees to support the U.S. Constitution, state Constitution and Arizona laws are prohibited from recognizing the United Nations or any of its declarations as legal authority in Arizona, including the U.N. Rio Declaration on Environment and Development and the Statement of Principles for Sustainable Development adopted at the U.N. Conference on Environment and Development held in Brazil in 1992. The state and political subdivisions are prohibited from directly and knowingly, for the express purpose of adopting or implementing the U.S. Rio Declaration, expanding any sum of money for, being a member of, receiving funding from, contracting services from, or giving financial or other forms of aid to any group that espouses the usurping or overthrow of the U.S. Constitution. AS PASSED SENATE. First sponsor: Sen. Burges
Others: Sen. Crandell, Sen. Griffin, Sen. Melvin, Sen. Murphy, Sen. Shooter, Sen. Ward
  General Comments (all lists):

April 4, 2012

Public Affairs Committee approves an OPPOSE position.


3/21
passed Senate 16-13; ready for House.
S1465 (Chapter 116):
SOLID WASTE FACILITIES; GENERAL PERMIT  
Solid waste facilities that obtain and maintain coverage under a general permit are exempt from Department of Environmental Quality rules regarding the storage, processing, treatment and disposal of solid waste, and from the requirement to submit a solid waste facility plan. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Sen. Griffin
Others: Rep. Barton, Sen. Burges, Rep. Carter, Rep. Forese, Rep. Gowan, Rep. Gray, Rep. Livingston, Sen. McGuire, Sen. Melvin, Rep. Orr, Rep. Petersen, Rep. Shope, Rep. Stevens
  General Comments (all lists):

February 22, 2013

Public Affairs Committee approves a SUPPORT position.

February 20, 2013

Agriculture, Environment, and Water Issue Committee recommends a SUPPORT position


4/16
signed by governor. Chap. 116, Laws 2013.
SCM1001:
CLEAN AIR ACT  
The Legislature urges the U.S. Congress to amend the Clean Air Act to further clarify that the states, not the federal Environmental Protection Agency, have the primary role in developing plans for regulating air pollutants and fully consider the impact of new regulations on the state and national economy before approval or implementation. The Secretary of State is directed to transmit copies of this memorial to the President of the U.S. Senate, the Speaker of the U.S. House and each member of Congress from Arizona. AS SENT TO SECRETARY OF STATE. First sponsor: Sen. Griffin   4/11
passed House 34-24; to secretary of state.
SCR1012:
EPA ACTIONS; HAZE  
The members of the Legislature express opposition to the Federal Implementation Plan being forced on the state by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and support the State Implementation Plan as a reasonable and viable solution to address and reduce regional haze. AS SENT TO SECRETARY OF STATE. First sponsor: Sen. Griffin
Others: Sen. Barto, Sen. Burges, Rep. Gowan, Sen. Melvin, Sen. Murphy, Sen. S. Pierce, Sen. Shooter, Rep. Stevens
  General Comments (all lists):

Summer/Fall 2012

Support


4/16
passed House 38-22; to secretary of state.