Economic Development Committee
51st Legislature - 1st Regular Session, 2013 Monday, Jun 26 2017 6:56 PM

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H2068:
PUBLIC SCHOOLS; CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE  
Statute prohibiting school districts from spending monies for membership in an association that attempts to influence elections does not prohibit school districts or charter schools from spending monies for membership in a chamber of commerce. First sponsor: Rep. Kavanagh   General Comments (all lists):

MONITOR


1/23
House com held.
H2112:
STATE PROCUREMENT CODE; CONSTRUCTION  
For procurement of a contract for specified construction-related professional services, the agent or procurement officer is required to enter into negotiations simultaneously with the three highest qualified persons or firms on the final list, instead of only the highest qualified. First sponsor: Rep. Kavanagh   General Comments (all lists):

March 13, 2013


No action taken


1/24
referred to House com, trans.
H2264:
TAX INCENTIVES; MANUFACTURERS; SELF EMPLOYMENT  
Beginning July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2019, an “export oriented manufacturer” (defined) may be certified by the Arizona Commerce Authority to have personal property and improvements newly constructed or that undergo a major renovation between January 1, 2014 through June 30, 2019 qualify for classification as class 6 property. The business must be a manufacturing operation, corporate or regional headquarters, administrative office or research and development operation of the manufacturer, must invest specified amounts and create a minimum number of “qualified employment positions” (defined), and must pay at least 51 percent of new employees at least a specified wage depending on the county. To be annually recertified, a business must continue to meet all eligibility requirements and must annually report specified information to the Authority. To receive classification as class 6 property, by December 10 of each year the certified business must submit specified information to the county assessor. The Authority and the Department of Revenue are required to report information on certified businesses and the fiscal impact of property tax incentives to the Governor and the Legislature by September 30 of each year. Additionally, the list of subtractions from Arizona gross income for income tax purposes is expanded to include the following percentage of compensation and net income from self-employment, up to $113,700: 0.5 percent for tax year 2013, 1 percent for tax year 2014, 1.5 percent for tax year 2015, and 2 percent beginning tax year 2016. AS PASSED HOUSE. First sponsor: Rep. Forese   General Comments (all lists):

 

March 13, 2013

 


No action taken


March 11, 2013


Referred from Budget and Tax to Economic Development


3/7
referred to Senate fin, gov-env.
H2315:
LOCAL GOVERNMENTS; REGULATION; REQUIREMENTS  
Municipalities and counties are prohibited from regulating an occupation or profession without specific legislative authorization. The municipality or county must conduct a study that results in specified findings, including that the regulation is a true public necessity. The study must be reviewed by the Auditor General. The municipality or county must report on intended regulations to the Joint Legislative Audit Committee, and JLAC must assign the report to the appropriate legislative committee of reference to consider legislation authorizing the municipality or county to regulate the specific occupation or profession. First sponsor: Rep. E. Farnsworth   General Comments (all lists):

MONITOR


1/22
referred to House gov.
H2342:
INCREASED RESEARCH; TAX CREDIT REFUND  
The maximum amount of income tax refunds for increased research activities that the Arizona Commerce Authority is authorized to approve each year would have been $10 million in 2014 and $15 million in 2015 and after, increased from $5 million. During the first six months of a calendar year, the Authority could not have approved refunds exceeding 50 percent of the limit. During the second six months, the remaining balance of the limit could have been approved. Effective January 1, 2014. AS VETOED BY GOVERNOR. Her veto message stated that a refundable tax credit such as this one needs the highest level of scrutiny, and that she believes it is best to re-examine this proposal in light of next year's spending priorities. First sponsor: Rep. Tobin   General Comments (all lists):

 

March 13, 2013

 


No action taken


March 11, 2013


Referred from Budget and Tax to Economic Development


6/26
VETOED message
H2456:
REVENUE ALLOCATION DISTRICTS  
Municipalities are authorized, on presentation of a petition signed by the owners of at least 51 percent of the relevant land, to form revenue allocation districts to undertake projects for economic development, reduce the loss of commerce or employment, or increase employment. Regulations are established for revenue allocation districts, including district formation and dissolution, district powers, and authority to issue bonds and levy taxes. Elections are required to approve bond issuance and regulations on the terms of bonds are established. District projects may be financed from the sale of revenue bonds or general obligation bonds, tax revenues from increment value of taxable real and personal propoerty allocated to the district by the municipality, incremental increases in transaction privilege tax revenue, and any other means lawfully available. Contains legislative findings. AS PASSED HOUSE. First sponsor: Rep. Lovas
Others: Rep. Borrelli, Rep. Campbell, Rep. Fann, Rep. Forese, Rep. Gowan, Rep. Gray, Rep. Livingston, Rep. Mesnard, Rep. Orr, Rep. Robson, Rep. Shope, Rep. Stevens, Rep. Thorpe, Rep. Wheeler, Sen. Yarbrough
  General Comments (all lists):

March 13, 2013

Economic Development Committee recommends a SUPPORT position.

March 22, 2013

Public Affairs Committee issues a SUPPORT position


3/25
from Senate gov-env do pass.
H2519:
ASSIGNMENT OF TAX LIEN  
The county treasurer is required to assign a tax lien against real property to a third party if he/she receives a written authorization from the property owner to assign the lien to the third party and payment in the amount of the taxes, interest and penalties due on the property. The property owner and the third party are permitted to enter into an agreement for payment of all amounts secured by the lien. The assignment and payment agreement must be filed with the county recorder and are prima facie evidence of the valid assignment of the lien. If the property owner defaults on the payment agreement, the assignee of the tax lien may foreclose. First sponsor: Rep. Olson   General Comments (all lists):

Monitor


3/18
from House rules okay.
H2599 (Chapter 190):
PROCUREMENT CODE; AMENDMENTS  
State employees who have a "significant procurement role" (defined) in the procurement of materials, services or construction are prohibited from accepting a position with, having employment discussions with, or soliciting an employment opportunity from any person or entity lobbying for or potentially responding to a solicitation during a period beginning on signature of the first nondisclosure agreement for a solicitation or at the time of request for a procurement and ending one year after the purchased materials are delivered or the purchase of services or construction begins. It is unlawful for a person or firm lobbying or potentially responding to a solicitation for procurement to offer employment to a procurement officer or employee having a significant procurement role during that same period. It is unlawful for a procurement officer or employee who was previously employed by a person or firm responding to a solicitation to serve in a significant procurement role for a period of one year following the person’s previous employment. On signature of a nondisclosure agreement or at the time of a request for procurement, a procurement officer or employee with a significant procurement role must provide written disclosure of any financial interest the officer or employee, or his/her spouse, may hold. Knowing violations are a class 2 (second highest) misdemeanor, and a convicted person is ineligible for appointment to or employment in a position in the state personnel system for five years. State employees who are convicted of violations are also subject to suspension for at least 90 days or dismissal. For the purpose of lobbyist regulations, the definition of "lobbying" is expanded to include attempting to influence the procurement of materials services or construction by an agency, for a person who is otherwise required to be registered as a lobbyist. A person is prohibited from lobbying the public body that employed that person in a capacity having a significant procurement role within one year after the person ceases to be employed by the public body. The Department of Administration is required to establish a mandatory procurement training and certification program for those authorized to perform state procurement functions, and to establish programs to ensure procurement compliance with statute and applicable rules. The Dept is also required to provide consultation to state agency management in procurement and to enter into agreements with state or local government agencies to furnish procurement administration services and facilities and be reimbursed by the agencies. Exempts the Arizona Exposition and State Fair Board from procurement regulations for professional entertainment contracts, and specifies that procurement regulations do not apply to the purchase of water, gas or electric utilities or to professional certifications, professional memberships and conference registrations. Repeals statutes regulating the procurement of information systems and telecommunications systems. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. J. Pierce
Others: Rep. Forese, Rep. Olson
  General Comments (all lists):

MONITOR


5/7
signed by governor. Chap. 190, Laws 2013.
HCR2009:
UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS  
The Legislature resolves that the state of Arizona should aggressively pursue the high priority requirements of the U.S. Department of Defense and compete for selection as one or more of the six national test ranges for unmanned aircraft systems available under the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act. First sponsor: Rep. Forese
Others: Rep. Dial, Rep. J. Pierce, Rep. Thorpe
  General Comments (all lists):

February 22, 2013

Public Affairs Committee approves a SUPPORT position.

February 13, 2013

Economic Development Committee recommends a SUPPORT position.


3/14
from Senate com-energy-mil with amend #4744.
S1242:
MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTION; TAX INCENTIVES  
Establishes an individual and corporate income tax credit for tax years 2013 through 2022 for "qualified production expenditures" (defined) of at least $250,000 by a multimedia production company that produces one or more motion pictures in Arizona. The credit is a percentage of qualified expenditures based on the total expenditures and other factors. The credit is capped at $15 million for any individual production, and the aggregate amount of credits cannot exceed $70 million in any fiscal year. If the credit exceeds taxes due, the amount not used as an offset against income taxes is paid to the taxpayer in the same manner as a refund. Qualifications and an application process for companies wishing to claim the credit are established. The Arizona Commerce Authority must appoint a multimedia production liaison to approve the tax credits. First sponsor: Sen. Melvin
Others: Sen. Cajero Bedford, Sen. Farley, Rep. Goodale, Sen. Jackson, Jr., Sen. Lopez, Sen. McComish, Rep. Meyer, Rep. Otondo, Sen. Pancrazi, Rep. Steele, Sen. Tovar, Rep. Wheeler, Sen. Worsley
  General Comments (all lists):

MONITOR

March 13, 2013


No action taken


2/13
from Senate com-energy-mil with amend #4133.