Agriculture, Environment & Water Committee
52nd Legislature - 1st Regular Session, 2015 Wednesday, Dec 13 2017 7:09 PM

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COMMENTS LAST ACTION
H2055:
SOVEREIGN AUTHORITY; WATERS  
The Governor is required to approve and the Legislature is required to be notified of state use of personnel or financial resources to enforce, administer or cooperate with the changes proposed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The prohibition may be waived on a case-by-case basis by either a vote of the Legislature while in session or by the Governor and the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives while the Legislature is not in session. AS PASSED HOUSE. First sponsor: Rep. Thorpe   General Comments (all lists):

02/16/2015 Added to AEW List

S/E prohibits this state or any political subdivision from using any resource to enforce, administer or cooperate with changes made by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to waters of the U.S.

03/03/2015 AEW Recommends OPPOSE position

03/13/2015 PA adopts OPPOSE position


3/19
from Senate gov do pass.
H2058:
SOVEREIGN AUTHORITY; FEDERAL RULES  
The Governor is required to approve and the Legislature is required to be notified of state use of personnel or financial resources to enforce, administer or cooperate with any rule, regulation or policy directive effective after June 30, 2015 by an agency, board, commission, department or other entity of the federal government that has not been affirmed by a vote of the U.S. Congress and signed into law as prescribed by the U.S. Constitution. The prohibition may be waived on a case-by-case basis by either a vote of the Legislature while in session or by the Governor and the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives while the Legislature is not in session. AS PASSED HOUSE. First sponsor: Rep. Thorpe   General Comments (all lists):

02/16/2015 Added to AEW List

S/E prohibits this state or any political subdivision from using any resource to enforce, administer or cooperate with changes made by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to waters of the U.S.

03/03/2015 Added to AEW, AEW recommends OPPOSE position

03/13/2015 PA adopts OPPOSE position


3/18
Senate gov FAILED (3-4).
H2142 (Chapter 260):
WATER INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCE AUTHORITY; PREPAYMENT  
For financial assistance from the Clean Water Revolving Fund, the Water Infrastructure Finance Authority (WIFA) is prohibited from unilaterally amending the financial assistance agreement, loan or bond after its execution or implementing any policy that modifies terms and conditions or affects a previously executed financial agreement, loan or bond. For financial assistance from the Clean Water Revolving Fund, WIFA is prohibited from imposing a redemption premium or interest payment beyond the date the principal is paid as a condition of refinancing or receiving prepayment on a financial assistance agreement, loan or bond if the agreement, loan or bond did not contain a redemption premium or interest payment beyond the date the principal is paid. For financial assistance from the Drinking Water Revolving Fund, WIFA is prohibited from unilaterally amending the financial assistance agreement, loan or bond after its execution, and from imposing a redemption premium as a condition of refinancing or receiving prepayment on a financial assistance agreement, loan or bond if the agreement, loan or bond did not contain a redemption premium. Applies to all financial assistance agreements, loans or bonds issued or executed by WIFA before or after the effective date of this legislation. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. Borrelli
Others: Rep. Ackerley, Rep. Barton, Rep. Bowers, Rep. Boyer, Rep. Campbell, Rep. Cardenas, Rep. Carter, Rep. Cobb, Rep. Coleman, Rep. Fann, Rep. Finchem, Sen. Griffin, Rep. Hale, Rep. Kern, Rep. Larkin, Rep. Lawrence, Rep. Mitchell, Rep. Pratt, Rep. Shope, Rep. Thorpe, Rep. Townsend, Sen. Ward, Sen. Yee
  General Comments (all lists):

01/15/2015 Added to AEW List.

02/03/2015 AEW Recommends Monitoring


4/10
signed by governor. Chap. 260, Laws 2015.
H2175 (Chapter 277):
PUBLIC RIGHTS-OF-WAY; CLAIMS  
The State of Arizona asserts and claims rights-of-way across public lands under the federal Mining Act of 1866, acquired from and after its effective date through October 21, 1976, the date of its repeal. These rights-of-way may have been acquired in any manner authorized by law, including by a list of specified methods. The state does not recognize or consent to the exchange, waiver or abandonment of any revised statute 2477 right-of-way across public lands unless by formal, written official action that was taken by the state, county or municipal agency or instrumentality that held the right-of-way and that was recorded in the office of the county recorder. Does not apply to any revised statute 2477 right-of-way across private property, and does not impair, modify or otherwise affect any private property rights in effect on the effective date of this legislation. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. Finchem
Others: Rep. Barton, Rep. Borrelli, Rep. Cobb, Rep. Leach, Sen. Smith, Rep. Thorpe
  General Comments (all lists):

01/15/2015 Added to AEW List

02/03/2015 AEW Recommends Monitoring


4/13
signed by governor. Chap. 277, Laws 2015.
H2259 (Chapter 26):
PIPELINE SAFETY; CIVIL PENALTIES  
The maximum civil penalty for a violation of regulations pertaining to the safety of the transportation of gas and hazardous liquids and pipeline facilities is increased to $200,000 for each violation, from $100,000, and the maximum civil penalty for a related series of violations is increased to $2 million, from $1 million. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. Gray
Others: Sen. Begay, Rep. Borrelli, Rep. Boyer, Rep. Campbell, Rep. Fann, Rep. Kern, Rep. Leach, Sen. Pierce, Rep. Pratt, Sen. Worsley
  General Comments (all lists):

01/16/2015 Added to AEW List

02/03/2015 AEW Recommends Monitoring


3/17
signed by governor. Chap. 26, Laws 2015.
H2263:
EMERGENCY GROUNDWATER TRANSPORTATION; COLORADO RIVER  
Groundwater that is withdrawn in a groundwater basin or sub-basin that is outside of an initial active management area (AMA) and that is adjacent or reasonably accessible to the Central Arizona Project canal system may be transported to an initial AMA if the AMA is at significant risk of forced reductions in deliveries of Colorado River water and the Governor issues a formal declaration of Colorado River water shortage emergency. First sponsor: Rep. Bowers
Others: Rep. Finchem
  General Comments (all lists):

01/16/2015 Added to AEW List

02/03/2015 AEW Recommends Monitoring


3/31
referred to House rules only.
H2314:
ARIZONA WILDERNESS PROTECTION  
Establishes a Public Lands Policy Coordination Office with a Director who is appointed by the Governor. The Director is required to identify state owned lands as conservation areas within one year after the acquisition date of a parcel of land. Within five years after the acquisition date, the Director is required to review all conservation areas and submit a report and recommendation to the Legislature on the suitability of each area for designation as a protected wilderness area. Establishes a process for land to be designated as a protected wilderness area, including public hearings and legislative approval. Establishes requirements for the management and administration of protected wilderness areas. The Office terminates on July 1, 2025. First sponsor: Rep. Barton
Others: Rep. Bowers, Rep. Thorpe
  General Comments (all lists):

01/16/2015 Added to AEW List

02/03/2015 AEW Recommends Monitoring


1/27
referred to House agri-water-land.
H2316 (Chapter 241):
SMALL WATER SYSTEMS FUND  
The authorized uses of monies from the Small Water Systems Fund are modified to delete the development of public education and information programs and the provision of advice in technical areas and to allow emergency grants to “small water systems” (defined) to be used to replace water infrastructure, instead of only to repair it. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. Barton
Others: Rep. Borrelli, Rep. Bowers, Rep. Pratt
  General Comments (all lists):

01/16/2015 Added to AEW List

02/03/2015 AEW Recommends Support to PA Committee

02/13/2015 PA approves SUPPORT position


4/9
signed by governor. Chap. 241, Laws 2015.
H2361:
ASSURED WATER SUPPLY; ALT CERTIFICATE  
The owner of land that has qualified as member land in a water conservation district and for which the Department of Water Resources has issued a certificate of assured water supply is authorized to apply to the Dept for a reissued certificate of assured water supply that is not based on the land qualifying as member land in the district. The Dept is required to grant the application if it determines that a list of specified conditions apply. First sponsor: Rep. Shope
Others: Rep. Barton, Rep. Cardenas, Rep. Gray, Rep. Pratt
  General Comments (all lists):

01/16/2015 Added to AEW List

02/03/2015 AEW Recommends Monitoring


2/12
House agri-water-land held.
H2368:
SOVEREIGN AUTHORITY; EXECUTIVE ORDERS; DOJ  
The state of Arizona and all political subdivisions are prohibited from using any personnel or financial resources to enforce, administer or cooperate with either an executive order issued by the President of the U.S. or a policy directive issued by the U.S. Department of Justice to law enforcement agencies that has not been affirmed by a vote of the U.S. Congress and signed into law as prescribed by the U.S. Constitution. This prohibition may be waived on a case-by-case basis by either a vote of the Legislature while in session or by the Governor, the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives while the Legislature is not in session. AS PASSED HOUSE. First sponsor: Rep. Thorpe
Others: Rep. Barton, Rep. Finchem
  General Comments (all lists):

02/03/2015 Added to AEW List


3/24
from Senate rules okay.
H2393 (Chapter 121):
WATER SETTLEMENT ACT; REPLENISHMENT FORMULA  
Modifies the calculations for the southside replenishment obligations, the municipal replenishment obligation for the western municipal protection zone, and the municipal and industrial replenishment obligation for the eastern protection zones north and south under the Gila River Indian Community Water Settlement Program. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. Pratt
Others: Rep. Barton, Rep. Bowers, Rep. Cardenas, Rep. Carter, Rep. Gray, Rep. Leach, Rep. Shope
  General Comments (all lists):

01/19/2015 Added to AEW List

02/03/2015 AEW recommends Support

02/13/2015 PA approves SUPPORT position


3/30
signed by governor. Chap. 121, Laws 2015.
H2394 (Chapter 243):
AIR QUALITY; AGRICULTURAL MGMT PRACTICES  
A person who commences a regulated agricultural activity is required to immediately comply with the agricultural general permit requirements, instead of being required to comply within 18 months of commencing the activity. Effective January 1, 2016. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. Pratt
Others: Sen. S. Allen, Rep. Bowers, Rep. Cardenas, Rep. Carter, Rep. Gray, Sen. Griffin, Rep. Leach, Rep. Shope
  General Comments (all lists):

01/19/2015 Added to AEW List

02/03/2015 AEW Recommends Monitoring


4/9
signed by governor. Chap. 243, Laws 2015.
H2395:
WEIGHTS & MEASURES; BIOFUELS  
The sale of diesel fuel grade 1, 2 or 4 and biodiesel or biodiesel blends that contains sulfur in excess of 15 parts per million, decreased from 500 parts per million, is prohibited. Locomotive and marine diesel fuel that meets specified requirements of federal law is exempt. For the purpose of Department of Weights and Measures statutes, the definitions of “biofuel” and “ethanol flex fuel” are modified. First sponsor: Rep. Pratt
Others: Sen. S. Allen, Rep. Bowers, Rep. Cardenas, Rep. Carter, Rep. Gray, Rep. Leach, Rep. Shope
  General Comments (all lists):

01/15/2015 Added to AEW List

02/03/2015 AEW Recommends Monitoring


3/17
from Senate rules okay.
H2445:
DESALINIZATION; STUDY COMMITTEE  
Establishes a 9-member Desalinization Study Committee to review data from the Yuma desalting plant demonstration run and study opportunities for other desalinization projects. The Committee is required to report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the Legislature by December 31, 2015 and self-repeals October 1, 2016. First sponsor: Rep. Montenegro   General Comments (all lists):

02/03/2015 Added to AEW List


2/17
referred to Senate water-energy.
H2508 (Chapter 58):
NAVIGABLE STREAM ADJUDICATION COMMISSION; EXTENSION  
The statutory life of the Arizona Navigable Stream Adjudication Commission is extended four years to June 30, 2020. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. Barton   General Comments (all lists):

01/20/2015 Added to AEW List

02/03/2015 AEW Recommends Support

02/13/2015 PA approves SUPPORT position


3/23
signed by governor. Chap. 58, Laws 2015.
H2510:
GROUNDWATER TRANSFERS; BASINS; WELL DEPTH  
On request and based on special circumstances as determined by the Director of the Department of Water Resources, the Dept is permitted to authorize the withdrawal of groundwater from a depth greater than the statutory depth limit from the McMullen valley groundwater basin, the Butler Valley groundwater basin, or the Harquahala irrigation non-expansion area for specified purposes. First sponsor: Rep. Bowers   General Comments (all lists):

01/26/2015  Added to AEW List

02/03/2015 AEW Recommends Monitoring


3/31
referred to House rules only.
H2580:
COUNTY SUPERVISORS; JURISDICTION; SPECIALIZED EXPERTISE  
County boards of supervisors are authorized to serve as a cooperating or coordinating agency for the purpose of natural resources management planning and any other processes under federal law. The state recognizes that the county board of supervisors has both jurisdiction to do so for lands located in the county and special expertise regarding land use plans that affect land located within the county. First sponsor: Rep. Campbell
Others: Rep. Barton, Sen. Begay, Rep. Borrelli, Rep. Cobb, Rep. Fann, Rep. Finchem, Rep. Lawrence, Rep. Mitchell, Rep. Rivero, Rep. Townsend
  General Comments (all lists):

02/03/2015 Added to AEW List


2/16
from House rules okay. To House consent calendar.
H2587:
STATE AGENCIES; CREDIT CARDS  
By January 1, 2017, the State Treasurer would have been required to issue a request for proposals for the electronic processing of transactions for all state agencies that accept credit cards for payment. The State Treasurer would have been required to award a contract to one or more separate entities. On expiration of any outstanding contract for the electronic processing of transactions, a state agency would have been prohibited from entering into a contract or renewing any contract for the electronic processing of transactions unless authorized by the State Treasurer. On a majority vote of the governing body, a "local government" (defined as a municipality, county or community college) would have been authorized to accept credit cards for the payment of any amount due to the local government. A local government that accepted credit cards would have been authorized to enter into an agreement with one or more financial institutions or other service providers for processing of credit cards, and to charge a convenience fee or surcharge on the cardholder in an amount to wholly or partially offset, but not exceed, the amount of any processing fee incurred by the local government. AS VETOED BY GOVERNOR. In his veto message, the Governor stated that his administration is undertaking savings and efficiency efforts with vendors and that this matter can be handled administratively at this time. First sponsor: Rep. Finchem
Others: Rep. Barton, Sen. Begay, Rep. Borrelli, Rep. Bowers, Rep. Cardenas, Rep. Cobb, Sen. D. Farnsworth, Rep. Leach, Rep. Livingston, Rep. Montenegro, Rep. Norgaard, Sen. Smith, Rep. Weninger
  General Comments (all lists):

03/03/2015 Added to AEW, committee recommends monitoring


4/13
VETOED message.
H2599:
WATER SUPPLY DEVELOPMENT FUND; COMMITTEE  
The qualifications of one of the members of the Water Supply Development Fund Committee of Authority are modified to require the member to represent municipalities with populations of less than 75,000 persons, increased from 50,000, from a county with a population of less than 500,000 persons. First sponsor: Rep. Borrelli   General Comments (all lists):

02/05/2015 Added to AEW List


3/11
referred to Senate fin.
H2636 (Chapter 247):
UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK PROGRAM  
Numerous changes related to the Underground Storage Tank (UST) program and UST regulations. The UST tax is repealed on January 1, 2024, instead of January 1, 2016. All monies collected from the tax are deposited in the UST Revolving Fund, instead of the Assurance Account and the Grant Account. Statute establishing the UST Revolving Fund and regulating the use of Fund monies is repealed and replaced. Establishes a preapproval process that an owner, operator or designated representative must follow to be eligible for reimbursement from the UST Revolving Fund for corrective actions. While the application for preapproval is pending, the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is prohibited from taking enforcement action or imposing penalties. On determination by DEQ that the application for preapproval is complete, DEQ is required to determine whether the owner or operator was a “small owner” (defined as an owner that owns fewer than 20 UST facilities in Arizona) at the time of application. Establishes a list of factors that DEQ must use to determine the corrective action priority of the release, including the need for financial assistance and the risk to human health and the environment. The list of factors that DEQ is required to consider in determining whether to take a corrective action with respect to a release of a regulated substance from a UST is expanded to include the need for financial assistance. An owner, operator or other person that meets specified requirements is authorized to request that DEQ conduct corrective action. Subject to the availability of monies allocated and the priority assigned to the site, DEQ may conduct the corrective action. Establishes a process for DEQ to provide reimbursement from the UST Revolving Fund for corrective action costs and criteria for determining priorities among the applicants for reimbursement. DEQ is authorized to provide reimbursement from the UST Revolving Fund for the reasonable and necessary costs of eligible activities for releases that are reported before the end of the “baseline period” (defined as a period of seven years beginning January 1, 2016). Beginning January 1, 2023, only those releases of a regulated substance that are reported before January 1, 2023 are eligible for corrective action cost reimbursements from the UST Revolving Fund. An owner, operator or other person that meets specified requirements is authorized to request that DEQ conduct one or more of a specified list of noncorrective actions at a site. Establishes a list of factors DEQ may consider in determining the priority for requests for noncorrective action. Beginning on January 1, 2016 and continuing for 24 months, if an owner or operator of a UST makes a claim against insurance or an alternative financial responsibility mechanism for a release and its claim is denied or otherwise not paid, the owner or operator is required to provide to DEQ a copy of the notice of denial or other evidence of nonpayment. Before January 1, 2017 or on the insurance contract renewal date, whichever is earlier, an owner or operator that satisfies financial responsibility requirements through insurance is required to have policy coverage that extends to one of a specified list of coverages. DEQ is required to assist an owner or operator in pursuing the claim against the financial responsibility mechanism and obtaining coverage for a confirmed release from a UST system that is covered by the mechanism. For owners or operators that satisfy financial responsibility requirements through insurance, the policy that covers the UST system at the time the release is discovered is primary to eligibility, the owner or operator is not required to exhaust insurance coverage in order to be eligible for coverage from the UST Assurance Account, and eligibility for coverage from the UST Assurance Account is contingent on filing a timely insurance claim under the policy and pursuing that claim until a denial is received or DEQ determines that the claim has been constructively denied. Owners or operators that satisfy financial responsibility requirements through insurance and that will not receive payment from the insurance provider until after the expenditure of at least $50,000 per facility as provided in an insurance policy that is in effect on April 1, 2015 or that satisfy financial responsibility requirements through an alternative mechanism are eligible for coverage from the UST Assurance Account after meeting a cost sharing obligation by payment of the first $50,000 per facility for work that is conducted on or after January 1, 2016. This eligibility is subject to the statutory preapproval process and statutory limits. If DEQ or the state incurs unrecovered corrective action costs from a corrective action undertaken on behalf of a “volunteer” (defined), a property owner, a person other than the UST owner, or an owner or operator that did not have the required financial responsibility mechanism at the time the release is discovered or the claim is filed, DEQ has a lien on the property for the unrecovered costs or, by agreement with the responsible party, may obtain a lien on any other property or other financial responsibility mechanism of the responsible party. DEQ is permitted to enter into intergovernmental agreements with Indian tribes to extend to the tribes the partial coverage provided by the UST Program. DEQ is required to compile a report on the UST Revolving Fund Program by December 31, 2017 and by December 31 every three years thereafter, to submit the reports to the Governor and the Legislature, and to post the reports on an accessible, public webpage on the DEQ website. Information that must be included in the report is specified. Repeals the Regulated Substance Fund, the Assurance Account, the Grant Account, the UST Policy Commission and the UST Technical Appeals Panel. Session law outlines requirements for previously time-barred UST Revolving Fund claims and authorizes the Director of DEQ to distribute monies in the UST Revolving Fund added by this legislation in specified amounts for specified purposes. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. Bowers   General Comments (all lists):

02/11/2015 added to AEW List


S/E extends coverage from the UST State Assurance Fund (SAF) to UST releases reported before July 1, 2016 and extends the $0.01/gallon gasoline tax until December 31, 2030.


4/9
signed by governor. Chap. 247, Laws 2015.
H2657:
STATE IMPLEMENTATION PLAN; CARBON EMISSIONS  
If the Department of Environmental Quality elects to develop a State Implementation Plan (SIP)for regulating carbon dioxide emissions from "covered electric generating units," the Dept is required to provide notice and an opportunity to comment on the SIP and to consider the findings of an econimic impact report that assesses the effects of the SIP on the electric power sector, electricity consumers, employment and economic development in Arizona, and impacts to tax revenues and state laws. First sponsor: Rep. Barton   General Comments (all lists):

02/11/2015 added to AEW List


2/11
referred to House energy-env.
H2660 (Chapter 223):
DOMESTIC WATER IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS; DIRECTORS  
The county board of supervisors is required to make an order calling an election to decide whether to reorganize a domestic water improvement district with a district board consisting of five members instead of three members when a petition containing the signatures of 25 percent of the qualified voters residing in the district is filed with the board. The election may be held on any consolidated election date, and the district is required to reimburse the county for the expenses of the district election. The ballot must also allow each voter to indicate their choice for two additional district board members in the event of reorganization. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. Barton
Others: Rep. Shope, Rep. Thorpe
  General Comments (all lists):

02/11/2015 added to AEW List


4/6
signed by governor. Chap. 223, Laws 2015.
H2661 (Chapter 224):
MULTI-COUNTY WATER DISTRICTS; STORAGE TAX  
The maximum tax for water storage levied on the assessed valuation of property in a multi-county water conservation district is 4 cents per $100 of assessed valuation in the district through December 31, 2024. Beginning January 1, 2025, the maximum tax levy is 3 cents per $100 of assessed valuation in the district. Statute authorizing the tax is repealed on January 2, 2030, instead of January 2, 2017. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. Barton
Others: Sen. S. Allen, Sen. Begay, Rep. Borrelli, Rep. Bowers, Sen. Bradley, Rep. Cardenas, Rep. Cobb, Rep. Coleman, Sen. Contreras, Sen. Driggs, Rep. Fann, Sen. Griffin, Sen. Hobbs, Rep. Larkin, Rep. Livingston, Rep. McCune Davis, Rep. Meyer, Rep. Mitchell, Rep. Otondo, Sen. Pancrazi, Sen. Pierce, Rep. Pratt, Rep. Robson, Sen. Shooter, Rep. Shope, Rep. Thorpe, Rep. Velasquez, Rep. Weninger, Rep. Wheeler, Sen. Worsley
  General Comments (all lists):

02/03/15: (AEW recommended support for CAP Tax Extension before bill was dropped)

02/13/2015 PA approves SUPPORT position


4/6
signed by governor. Chap. 224, Laws 2015.
HCR2037:
STATE AUTHORITY; NONNAVIGABLE, INTRASTATE WATERS  
The 2016 general election ballot is to carry the question of whether to amend the state Constitution to prohibit any federal agency or official from enforcing any federal regulation that purports to regulate nonnavigable, intrastate waters or waterways within Arizona unless that regulation is clearly authorized by an act of the U.S. Congress, and to prohibit the state, state agencies and political subdivisions from using any personnel or resources to enforce, administer or cooperate with any federal action or program that purports to regulate nonnavigable, intrastate waters or waterways within Arizona, with some exceptions. First sponsor: Rep. Barton
Others: Sen. Pierce, Sen. Shooter
  General Comments (all lists):

02/11/2015 added to AEW List


3/4
retained on House COW calendar.
S1001 (Chapter 132):
NUCLEAR EMERGENCY APPROPS; ASSESSMENTS  
Appropriates $2.4 million in each of FY2015-16 and FY2016-17 from the general fund to the Nuclear Emergency Management Fund for use by the Department of Emergency and Military Affairs Division of Emergency Management, the Arizona Department of Agriculture, and the Radiation Regulatory Agency, and for disbursement to departments and agencies of Maricopa county and the town of Buckeye that are assigned responsibilities under the off-site nuclear emergency response plan. The sum of $2.4 million in each of FY2015-16 and FY2016-17, plus any applicable interest, is assessed against each consortium of public service corporations and municipal corporations engaged in constructing or operating a commercial nuclear generating station in Arizona. Emergency clause. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Sen. Kavanagh   General Comments (all lists):

01/20/2015 Added to AEW List

02/03/2015 AEW recommends Support

02/13/2015 PA approves SUPPORT position


4/1
signed by governor. Chap 132, Laws 2015.
S1007 (Chapter 78):
STATE IMPLEMENTATION PLAN; CARBON EMISSIONS  
Establishes a 6-member Joint Legislative Review Committee on State Plans Relating to Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Existing Power Plants. The Director of the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is required to develop, adopt and enforce a state plan to regulate the emissions of carbon dioxide from existing electric generation units in compliance with rules adopted by the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the federal Clean Air Act. At least 90 days before submitting a complete state plan to the EPA, DEQ is required to transmit the plan to the Committee for review. Within 60 days after DEQ transmits a proposed plan to the Committee, the Committee is required to review the plan based on factors it has developed, take public comment, and consider whether submission of the plan to the EPA is in the public interest. After review and comment by the Committee or if the Committee fails to act in a timely manner, DEQ is permitted to submit a state plan to the EPA for approval. Submission of a state plan does not impair the ability of any affected state entity to challenge the lawfulness of the federal regulation of carbon dioxide emissions from existing electric generating units and does not constitute a waiver of any claims. The Committee ends on July 1, 2018. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Sen. Burges   General Comments (all lists):

02/13/2015 Added to AEW List (strike everything)

02/23/2015 Added to PA List

02/27/2015 Public Affairs formally adopts SUPPORT position

 


3/30
signed by governor. Chap. 78, Laws 2015.
S1079 (Chapter 142):
SOLID WASTE COLLECTION; MULTIFAMILY HOUSING  
Municipalities cannot prohibit or unreasonably restrain a private enterprise from delivering recycling or solid waste management services to “multifamily residential properties” (defined) within the municipality. Municipalities cannot be mandated to provide recycling and solid waste management services to commercial, industrial and multifamily residential properties. Multifamily residential properties are required to provide the applicable municipality with at least 60 calendar days notice to terminate recycling or solid waste management services. Effective July 1, 2016. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Sen. Griffin
Others: Sen. S. Allen, Sen. Begay, Rep. Boyer, Rep. Carter, Sen. McGuire, Sen. Meza, Rep. Mitchell, Rep. Pratt, Sen. Shooter, Rep. Shope, Rep. Stevens, Rep. Thorpe
  General Comments (all lists):

01/20/2015 Added to AEW List

02/03/2015 AEW Recommends Monitoring


4/1
signed by governor. Chap 142, Laws 2015.
S1134:
RENEWABLE ENERGY; DEFINITION  
For the purpose of all statutes and laws of the state, "renewable energy" is defined as solar, wind, hydroelectric, pumped storage, flywheel storage, hydrogen, geothermal, biomass and biomass baseload energy, and nuclear energy from sources fueled by uranium fuel rods that include 80 percent or more of recycled nuclear fuel and natural thorium reactor resources under development. First sponsor: Sen. Smith   General Comments (all lists):

01/26/2015 Added to AEW List


2/10
from Senate rules okay.
S1413:
GROUNDWATER; EXTINGUISHMENT CREDITS; PINAL AMA  
The Department of Water Resources is prohibited from adopting or implementing any administrative rule in the Pinal Active Management Area that reduces the amount or quantity of credits for the extinguishment of irrigation grandfathered rights. Applies to any rule adopted before or after the effective date of this legislation. First sponsor: Sen. McGuire
Others: Sen. Yee
  General Comments (all lists):

02/03/2015 Added to AEW List


2/3
referred to Senate water-energy.
S1462:
UNIVERSITIES; COMMERCIAL PAPER  
The qualifications of one of the members of the Water Infrastructure Finance Authority are modified to require the member to represent municipalities with populations of less than 75,000 persons, increased from 50,000, from a county with a population of less than 500,000 persons. AS PASSED SENATE. First sponsor: Sen. Ward   General Comments (all lists):

02/03/2015 Added to AEW List


4/2
House COW approved with amend #4987. NOTE SHORT TITLE CHANGE.
S1465 (Chapter 90):
DISTRIBUTED ENERGY GENERATION SYSTEMS; DISCLOSURE  
Establishes requirements for agreements governing the financing, sale or lease of a "distributed energy generation system" (defined)to any person or a political subdivision. The agreement must be dated and signed by the person buying, financing or leasing the system, must include a provision granting the buyer or lessee the right to rescind the agreement within three business days after signing and before the system is installed, and must contain specified information about the system. The agreement must set forth the total cost to the buyer or lessee for the system over the life of the agreement, including interest and fees, and must identify all current tax incentives and rebates for which the buyer may be eligible. The agreement must identify potential tax obligations related to the system, disclose any restrictions or other impacts the agreement may have on the ability to modify or transfer ownership of a system, and provide a full and accurate summary of the total costs of maintaining and operating the system over the life of the system. Does not apply to an individual or company that markets, sells or enters into an agreement for the sale, financing or lease of a distributed energy generation system as part of a transaction involving the sale or transfer of the real property to which the system is or will be affixed. Effective January 1, 2016. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Sen. Lesko
Others: Rep. J. Allen, Sen. S. Allen, Rep. Barton, Sen. Begay, Sen. Biggs, Sen. Bradley, Sen. Burges, Rep. Campbell, Rep. Carter, Rep. Fann, Sen. D. Farnsworth, Rep. Gray, Sen. Griffin, Sen. Kavanagh, Rep. Leach, Rep. Livingston, Sen. Meza, Rep. Mitchell, Sen. Pancrazi, Rep. Petersen, Sen. Pierce, Rep. Pratt, Rep. Rivero, Rep. Thorpe
  General Comments (all lists):

02/03/2015 Added to AEW List

02/03/2015 AEW recommends SUPPORT

02/13/2015 PA approves SUPPORT position


3/30
signed by governor. Chap. 90, Laws 2015.
SCM1014:
URGING EPA; OZONE CONCENTRATION STANDARDS  
The Legislature urges the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to refrain from reducing the ozone concentration standard from 75 parts per billion to 65 to 70 parts per billion. The Secretary of State is directed to transmit copies of this memorial to the EPA Administrator, the President of the U.S., 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
Others: Sen. S. Allen, Sen. Burges, Sen. D. Farnsworth, Rep. Leach, Sen. Lesko, Sen. McGuire, Rep. Pratt, Sen. Shooter, Sen. Ward
  General Comments (all lists):

02/03/2015 Added to AEW List

03/03/2015 AEW Recommends SUPPORT position

03/13/2015 PA adopts SUPPORT position


3/25
passed House 36-23; to secretary of state.
SCR1015:
STATE AUTHORITY; NONNAVIGABLE; INTRASTATE WATERS  
The 2016 general election ballot is to carry the question of whether to amend the state Constitution to prohibit any federal agency or official from enforcing any federal regulation that purports to regulate nonnavigable, intrastate waters or waterways within Arizona unless that regulation is clearly authorized by an act of the U.S. Congress, and to prohibit the state, state agencies and political subdivisions from using any personnel or resources to enforce, administer or cooperate with any federal action or program that purports to regulate nonnavigable, intrastate waters or waterways within Arizona, with some exceptions. First sponsor: Sen. Pierce   General Comments (all lists):

02/03/2015 Added to AEW List


2/16
from Senate nat res do pass.