Legal & Regulatory Reform Committee
52nd Legislature - 1st Regular Session, 2015 Wednesday, Oct 18 2017 8:43 PM

BILL NUMBER/
SHORT TITLE
SUMMARY SPONSORS POSTED HEARINGS
& CALENDARS
COMMENTS LAST ACTION
H2016:
CORP COMM FILINGS; DATABASE  
Minor change in Title 20 (Insurance) related to mortgage guaranty insurance. Apparent striker bus. First sponsor: Rep. Mitchell   General Comments (all lists):

02/20/2015 Added to LRR List

S/E    Requires the ACC to establish and maintain a database for various business filings.

a.       The database must be posted on the ACC’s website and be searchable to the public.

b.      Information in the database must be maintained for at least 90 days.

03/02/2015 LRR recommends OPPOSE position

03/23/2015 PA adopts OPPOSE position


3/11
FAILED to pass House 26-33.
H2032 (Chapter 20):
OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS; CONTINUATION  
The statutory life of the Office of Administrative Hearings is extended 4 years to July 1, 2019. Retroactive to July 1, 2015. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. Ugenti-Rita   General Comments (all lists):

1/08/2015 Added to LRR List

02/02/2015 LRR Committee Reccommends SUPPORT

02/13/2015 PA approves SUPPORT position


3/17
signed by governor. Chap. 20, Laws 2015.
H2038:
TECH CORRECTION; ACCOUNTABLE HEALTH PLANS  
Minor change in Title 20 (Insurance) related to accountable health plans. Apparent striker bus. First sponsor: Rep. Carter   General Comments (all lists):

02/16/2015 Added to LRR List

S/E Prohibits a manufacturer or distributor of prescription contacts lenses from:

  1. Preventing a retailer from selling or advertising contact lenses below a specified price;
  2. Restricting the ability of a retailer to establish prices for contact lenses  that are sold to consumers; and
  3. Discriminating in the distribution of prescription contact lenses in order to restrict options that are available to consumers.

03/02/2015- LRR Committee recommends OPPOSE position

03/13/2015 PA adopts OPPOSE postion


3/12
from House rules okay. Retained on House COW calendar.
H2048:
RECALL; PRIMARY; GENERAL ELECTION  
Recall elections must have a primary election and, if necessary, a general election. If the office subject to the recall is regularly subject to a partisan primary, the recall primary must also be held as a partisan primary election. If there is only one candidate remaining for office after the recall primary, the recall general election may not be held and the winner of the recall primary is declared elected. First sponsor: Rep. Townsend
Others: Rep. Finchem, Rep. Lawrence, Rep. Mitchell
  General Comments (all lists):

1/08/2015 Added to LRR List

02/02/2015 LRR Committee Reccommends Monitoring


1/14
referred to House elect.
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).
H2063 (Chapter 275):
COUNTY EMPLOYEE MERIT SYSTEM  
For the purpose of a county board of supervisors removing certain positions from the county employee merit system, a county is no longer limited to a list of specified positions. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. Coleman   General Comments (all lists):

02/11/2015 added to LRR List

S/E removes language that limits a county board of supervisors (BOS) in regards to their county employee merit system (merit system)


4/13
signed by governor. Chap. 275, Laws 2015.
H2067:
IND EXPENDITURE DISCLOSURES; AGGREGATE PERCENTAGE  
Campaign literature or advertisements done by a political committee that are independent expenditures must include the name of each political committee that made contributions that in the aggregate constitute 25 percent or more of the total amount of contributions to the political committee making the independent expenditure, instead of the names of the three political committees making the largest contributions. If not political committee has contributed the requisite percentage, the names of the three political committees that have made the largest amount of aggregate contributions must be disclosed. AS PASSED HOUSE. First sponsor: Rep. Mesnard   General Comments (all lists):

1/13/2015 Added to LRR List

02/02/2015 LRR Committee Reccommends Monitoring


3/12
from Senate gov do pass.
H2072:
BALLOT MEASURES; PROP 105 DISCLOSURE  
For ballot propositions that make statutory changes, a statement that the measure “can never be changed” except by a 3/4 vote of the Legislature or be referring the change to the ballot must be included in the publicity pamphlet printed by the Secretary of State and included on any advertisement or literature to support or oppose the measure. Severability clause. First sponsor: Rep. Ugenti-Rita   General Comments (all lists):

1/13/2015 Added to LRR List

02/02/2015 LRR Committee Reccommends SUPPORT (with amendment)

02/13/2015 PA approves SUPPORT position


2/2
from House elect with amend #4037.
H2076:
SUPREME COURT JUSTICES; NUMBER  
In a superior court or justice court action, a full-time officer or authorized employee of a corporation may represent the corporation, and an active general partner or authorized full-time employee may represent a partnership. Does not limit or otherwise interfere with a party’s right to assign or employ counsel. First sponsor: Rep. Petersen
Others: Rep. Fann, Rep. Lawrence, Rep. Mitchell
  General Comments (all lists):

1/13/2015 Added to LRR List

02/02/2015 LRR Committee Reccommends Monitoring


2/19
House COW approved with amend #4137. NOTE SHORT TITLE CHANGE.
H2183:
PROP 105; DISCLOSURE; BALLOT MEASURES  
For ballot propositions that make statutory changes, a statement that the measure can never be changed except by a 3/4 vote of the Legislature or by referring the change to the ballot must be printed on the official ballot and included in the publicity pamphlet printed by the Secretary of State. First sponsor: Rep. Boyer   General Comments (all lists):

01/15/2015 Added to LRR List

02/02/2015 LRR recommends SUPPORT

02/13/2015 PA approves SUPPORT position

BECAME 1144


1/22
referred to House elect.
H2201:
PROCUREMENT; ARIZONA BIDDERS; PREFERENCE  
For procurement contracts awarded by competitive sealed bid, Arizona bidders must be given preference over nonresident bidders if there are two or more low, responsive offers from responsible bidders that are identical in price. First sponsor: Rep. Sherwood
Others: Rep. Espinoza
  General Comments (all lists):

1/13/2015 Added to LRR List

02/02/2015 LRR Committee Reccommends Monitoring


2/3
referred to House gov-higher ed.
H2212 (Chapter 104):
LICENSING; ACCOUNTABILITY; ENFORCEMENT; EXCEEDING REGULATION  
Statute prohibiting municipalities, counties, special taxing districts and state agencies from basing licensing decisions on requirements or conditions that are not specifically authorized by statute, rule, ordinance or code may be enforced in a private civil action and relief may be awarded against a municipality, county, special taxing district or the state. The court is permitted to award reasonable attorney fees, damages and license application fees to a party that prevails in an action against the municipality, county, special taxing district or state. A municipal, county, special taxing district or state employee is prohibited from intentionally or knowingly violating the statute, and violations are cause for disciplinary action or dismissal. The language of these statutes must be prominently printed on all license applications. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. Petersen   General Comments (all lists):

01/15/2015 Added to LRR List

02/02/2015 LRR recommends Monitoring


3/30
signed by governor. Chap. 104, Laws 2015.
H2213 (Chapter 192):
INSPECTIONS; AUDITS; NOTICE; RIGHTS  
An agency inspector, auditor or regulator who enters any premises of a regulated person to conduct an inspection is required to inform each person who is interviewed during the inspection or audit that participation in an interview is voluntary (unless the person is legally compelled to participate), that the person may have an attorney or any other experts in their field present during the interview and that the person is allowed at least 24 hours to review and revise any written statement on which the person's signature is requested. The written information that must be provided to the person subject to inspection or audit is expanded to include a notice that if the information and documents provided become a public record, the person may redact trade secrets and proprietary and confidential information, and the time limit for filing a compliance action arising from the inspection or audit. Certain inspection rights do not apply to the Department of Health Services, and certain rights do not apply to the Corporation Commission, for specified statutory purposes. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. Petersen
Others: Sen. S. Allen, Sen. Barto, Rep. Barton, Sen. Biggs, Rep. Brophy McGee, Sen. Burges, Rep. Carter, Sen. Dial, Rep. Fann, Sen. D. Farnsworth, Rep. E. Farnsworth, Rep. Finchem, Rep. Gray, Sen. Griffin, Sen. Kavanagh, Rep. Lawrence, Rep. Leach, Sen. Lesko, Rep. Mesnard, Rep. Mitchell, Rep. Montenegro, Rep. Norgaard, Rep. Olson, Sen. Pancrazi, Rep. Rivero, Rep. Shope, Sen. Smith, Rep. Thorpe, Rep. Townsend, Sen. Ward, Rep. Weninger, Sen. Yee
  General Comments (all lists):

01/15/2015 Added to LRR List

02/02/2015 LRR recommends SUPPORT

02/13/2015 PA approves SUPPORT position


4/2
signed by governor. Chap 192, Laws 2015.
H2219 (Chapter 106):
STATE BOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY; CONTINUATION  
The statutory life of the Arizona State Board of Accountancy is extended eight years to July 1, 2023. Retroactive to July 1, 2015. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. Thorpe   General Comments (all lists):

01/16/2015 Added to LRR List

02/02/2015 Reviewed by LRR Committee


3/30
signed by governor. Chap. 106, Laws 2015.
H2255:
PURCHASER DWELLING ACTIONS  
Numerous changes relating to purchaser dwelling actions. The statute of limitations for actions involving development of real property is decreased to six years after substantial completion of the improvement to the property, from eight years. If an injury occurred or a latent construction defect was discovered during the sixth year, an action may be brought within one year after the injury occurred or the defect was discovered. For an improvement that was substantially complete on or before September 15, 2015, the new waiting periods begin to run on that date, and this provision applies to claims that accrued before the effective date of this legislation. Makes various changes to the requirements for notice to the seller and the right to repair or replace alleged defects. If the purchaser fails to comply with notice requirements before bringing a dwelling action, the dwelling action must be dismissed. More. Severability clause. First sponsor: Rep. Mitchell   General Comments (all lists):

01/16/2015 Added to LRR List

02/02/2015 Reviewed by LRR Committee


3/31
referred to House rules only.
H2297 (Chapter 240):
STATE AGENCY RULEMAKING; RESTRICTIONS  
State agencies are prohibited from adopting any new rule that would increase existing regulatory restraints or burdens on the free exercise of property rights or the freedom to engage in an otherwise lawful business or occupation, unless the rule is a component of a comprehensive effort to reduce regulatory restraints or burdens or is necessary to implement statutes or required by a final court order or decision. Some exceptions. Any person subject to a civil or criminal proceeding arising from the enforcement of a rule in violation has an affirmative defense to the enforcement action. The court or administrative body considering or reviewing the defense must rule on its merits without deference to any legislative, administrative or executive finding concerning the rule, and is permitted to award the prevailing party, other than the agency, attorney fees and costs. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. E. Farnsworth   General Comments (all lists):

01/16/2015 Added to LRR List

02/02/2015 Reviewed by LRR Committee


4/9
signed by governor. Chap. 240, Laws 2015.
H2348:
CONTRACTOR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS  
The requirements to obtain a contractor’s license other than a residential contractor’s license are modified to eliminate the requirement for the applicant to submit a detailed statement of current financial condition. The exemptions from licensure as a contractor do not apply to the installation, maintenance, repair and replacement of any type of backflow prevention device to protect potable water supplies from contamination or pollution due to backflow. Retroactive to January 1, 2015. AS PASSED SENATE. First sponsor: Rep. Fann
Others: Rep. Borrelli, Rep. Bowers, Rep. Coleman, Rep. Finchem, Rep. Gray, Rep. Mitchell, Rep. Petersen, Rep. Pratt, Rep. Shope, Rep. Thorpe
  General Comments (all lists):

01/15/2015 Added to LRR List

02/02/2015 LRR recommends SUPPORT

02/13/2015 PA approves SUPPORT position


4/2
Senate adopted conference report #5197. House adopted conference report #5197 and passed on final reading 58-0. Awaits Senate final vote.
H2362 (Chapter 120):
DEPT OF LIQUOR LICENSES; CONTINUATION  
The statutory life of the Department of Liquor Licenses and Control is extended eight years to July 1, 2023. Retroactive to July 1, 2015. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. Shope
Others: Rep. Cardenas
  General Comments (all lists):

1/13/2015 Added to LRR List

02/02/2015 LRR Committee Reccommends Monitoring


3/30
signed by governor. Chap. 120, Laws 2015.
H2400:
BUSINESS LICENSING; ELECTRONIC DATABASE  
An agency, department, board or commission other than the Corporation Commission that has approved an applicant for a license is required to forward the approved application to the Secretary of State, and the Secretary of State is required to issue the license. The Secretary of State is required to establish and maintain an electronic database of all issued licenses that is electronically searchable by the public. Emergency clause. AS PASSED HOUSE. First sponsor: Rep. Stevens   General Comments (all lists):

02/11/2015 added to LRR List


4/2
FAILED to pass Senate 6-23.
H2413 (Chapter 123):
INTERNET REPRESENTATIONS; CIVIL DAMAGES  
A person who is engaged in the business of providing internet access service or who owns a web page or trademark and who is adversely affected by a violation of the prohibition on using the internet to induce another person to provide identifying information by representing that the person is an online business may recover the greater of actual damages or $2,500 for each violation, decreased from $500,000. Any other person who is adversely affected by a violation may recover the greater of actual damages or $5,000 for each violation. The Attorney General is authorized to bring an action against a person in violation to enjoin further violations and recover $2,500 per violation. An action must be brought within three years after the violation is discovered or by the exercise of reasonable diligence should have been discovered, whichever is earlier. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. Stevens
Others: Rep. Borrelli, Rep. Carter, Rep. Cobb, Rep. Fann, Rep. Leach, Rep. Meyer, Rep. Montenegro, Rep. Norgaard, Sen. Pierce, Rep. Pratt, Rep. Rivero, Rep. Robson, Rep. Shope, Rep. Thorpe
  General Comments (all lists):

1/13/2015 Added to LRR List

02/02/2015 LRR Committee Reccommends Monitoring


3/30
signed by governor. Chap. 123, Laws 2015.
H2425:
GRAFFITI IMPLEMENTS; UNLAWFUL ACTS  
It is a class 1 (highest) misdemeanor for a minor to possess a “graffiti implement” (defined) while on public or private property without the express consent of the owner or responsible agent of the property. Some exceptions. It is a class 1 misdemeanor for a minor to misrepresent the minor’s age with intent to induce another person to sell or furnish a graffiti implement to the minor, and a class 3 (lowest) misdemeanor to solicit another person to purchase or furnish the minor with a graffiti implement. It is a class 1 misdemeanor for any person to sell or give a graffiti implement to a minor and for a minor to buy or receive a graffiti implement. Some exceptions. Businesses where graffiti implements are sold must store or display graffiti implements in an area that is only accessible to the public with employee assistance. First sponsor: Rep. Coleman   General Comments (all lists):

1/13/2015 Added to LRR List

02/02/2015 LRR Committee Reccommends Monitoring


1/29
referred to House jud.
H2472:
REPEAL; RIGHT TO WORK  
Statute prohibiting agreements denying employment because of nonmembership in labor organizations is repealed. Conditionally enacted on the state Constitution being amended by the voters at the 2016 general election to repeal the right to work or employment without membership in labor organizations. First sponsor: Rep. Mendez
Others: Rep. Clark
  General Comments (all lists):

01/26/2015 Added to LRR List

02/02/2015 LRR recommends OPPOSING

02/13/2015 PA approves OPPOSE position


3/31
referred to House rules only.
H2480 (Chapter 244):
DEPT OF WEIGHTS & MEASURES; TRANSFER  
The Department of Weights and Measures (DWM) is eliminated. The newly established Weights and Measures Services Division (Division) in the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Transportation (DOT), as applicable, succeed to the authority, powers, duties and responsibilities of DWM. All applicable licensing, testing, investigation, enforcement and regulatory authority is transferred to these agencies. Responsibility for livestock and agricultural product weights, motor fuel regulation and gasoline vapor control, standard weights and measures, physical standards and technical requirements for commercial devices and for the State Metrology Laboratory are transferred to the Division. Responsibility for regulating vehicles for hire is transferred to DOT. Various statutes are transferred and renumbered to conform. Effective July 1, 2016. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. Petersen   General Comments (all lists):

1/13/2015 Added to LRR List

02/02/2015 LRR Committee Reccommends Monitoring


4/9
signed by governor. Chap. 244, Laws 2015.
H2500:
UNPAID LEAVE; EMPLOYEE; MILITARY FAMILY  
Employers are required to provide up to 2 consecutive weeks of unpaid leave in a 12 month period to an employee who makes a written request for the leave at least 2 weeks in advance and the employee has an immediate family member who served in a combat zone within the 90 days preceding the date of the request and who is either an active duty member of the U.S. Armed Forces t on military leave or was honorably discharged from the U.S. Armed Forces. First sponsor: Rep. Larkin
Others: Rep. Andrade, Rep. Clark, Rep. Espinoza, Rep. Finchem, Rep. Gonzales, Rep. Hale, Rep. Sherwood, Rep. Steele, Rep. Thorpe, Rep. Wheeler
  General Comments (all lists):

1/13/2015 Added to LRR List

02/02/2015 LRR Committee Reccommends Monitoring


2/5
referred to House mil-pub, gov-higher ed.
H2504:
BD OF TECHNICAL REGISTRATION; ALARMS  
Statutes requiring alarm businesses and alarm agents to be certified by the Board of Technical Registration and specifying requirements for certification are repealed. First sponsor: Rep. Petersen   General Comments (all lists):

1/13/2015 Added to LRR List

02/02/2015 LRR Committee Reccommends Monitoring


2/9
from House rules okay.
H2526 (Chapter 218):
GOVERNOR'S REGULATORY REVIEW COUNCIL; MEMBERSHIP  
The Governor is required to appoint at least one member who is a small business owner to the Governor’s Regulator Review Council . Council members are subject to statutes governing terms of office and vacancies. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. Petersen
Others: Sen. S. Allen, Sen. Barto, Rep. Barton, Sen. Biggs, Rep. Bowers, Sen. Burges, Rep. Campbell, Rep. Carter, Rep. Cobb, Sen. Dial, Sen. Driggs, Rep. Fann, Sen. Farley, Sen. D. Farnsworth, Rep. Finchem, Sen. Griffin, Sen. Kavanagh, Rep. Kern, Rep. Lawrence, Rep. Leach, Sen. Lesko, Rep. Livingston, Rep. Mitchell, Rep. Olson, Sen. Shooter, Sen. Smith, Rep. Thorpe, Rep. Townsend, Sen. Ward, Rep. Weninger, Sen. Worsley, Sen. Yee
  General Comments (all lists):

1/13/2015 Added to LRR List

02/02/2015 LRR Committee Reccommends Monitoring


4/6
signed by governor. Chap. 218, Laws 2015.
H2529:
OFFICEHOLDER ACCOUNTS; CREATION; CONTRIBUTIONS  
A person who has received a certificate of election to an elected statewide public office or legislative office is eligible to maintain an officeholder expense account, subject to all of the requirements, limitations and duties prescribed for an officeholder in statute. AS PASSED HOUSE. First sponsor: Rep. Thorpe   General Comments (all lists):

1/13/2015 Added to LRR List

02/02/2015 LRR Committee Reccommends Monitoring


3/24
Senate COW approved.
H2578 (Chapter 60):
REAL PROPERTY; PURCHASER DWELLING ACTIONS  
Various changes to statutes regulating purchaser dwelling actions. A seller who receives a written notice of claim has a right to repair or replace any alleged construction defects after providing written notice to the purchaser of the seller’s intent to do so, and a purchaser cannot file a dwelling action until the seller has completed all intended repairs and replacements. Establishes a process for the purchaser to allow the seller a reasonable opportunity to repair or replace the defects. During the notice and repair or replacement process, and for 30 days after substantial completion of the repair or replacement, the statute of limitations and statute of repose applicable to the purchaser are tolled as to the seller. Both parties’ conduct during the repair or replacement process may be introduced in any subsequent dwelling action. Sellers are authorized to offer cash or other consideration instead of or in addition to a repair or replacement. The purchaser is permitted to accept or reject an offer of monetary compensation or other consideration, other than repair or replacement. Severability clause. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. Mitchell
Others: Rep. J. Allen, Sen. S. Allen, Rep. Barton, Sen. Biggs, Rep. Borrelli, Rep. Boyer, Sen. Burges, Rep. Campbell, Rep. Carter, Sen. Dial, Rep. Fann, Sen. D. Farnsworth, Rep. Finchem, Sen. Griffin, Rep. Kern, Rep. Lawrence, Rep. Leach, Rep. Livingston, Rep. Montenegro, Rep. Olson, Sen. Pierce, Sen. Shooter, Rep. Shope, Sen. Smith, Rep. Thorpe, Rep. Townsend, Sen. Yee
  General Comments (all lists):

01/30/2015 Added to LRR List

02/02/2015 LRR recommends SUPPORT

02/13/2015 PA approves SUPPORT position


3/23
signed by governor. Chap. 60, Laws 2015.
H2584:
VETERAN-OWNED BUSINESSES; PROCUREMENT PREFERENCE  
The Department of Administration is required to establish a “veteran-owned business” (defined) participation goal of awarding state contracts to veteran-owned businesses. The participation goal is at least 1.5 percent during the first year following the effective date of this legislation and increases to 3 percent or more for every year after. Effective January 1, 2016. First sponsor: Rep. Cardenas
Others: Rep. Borrelli
  General Comments (all lists):

02/05/2015 Added to LRR List


2/3
referred to House gov-higher ed.
H2589 (Chapter 291):
CAMPAIGN FINANCE; ELECTRONIC FILING SYSTEM  
Subject to legislative appropriation, the Secretary of State is authorized to develop an electronic filing system for campaign statements, designations and reports that are not in connection with a statewide or legislative election. Any political subdivision may choose to opt in to the system by giving notice to the Secretary of State within 30 days before the first report is due for a calendar year and paying a fee determined by the Secretary of State. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. Stevens   General Comments (all lists):

02/05/2015 Added to LRR List


4/13
signed by governor. Chap. 291, Laws 2015.
H2591 (Chapter 185):
SECURITIES REGISTRATION; EXEMPTION; WEBSITE OPERATORS  
Specified statutes regulating the sale of securities do not apply to the offer or sale of a security by the issuer if a list of specified conditions is met, including that the issuer is a business entity authorized to do business in Arizona and doing business pursuant to the federal Securities Act, the transaction meets the requirement of the federal exemption for intrastate offerings in the Securities Act, the aggregate offering price of the securities complies with a list of conditions, the issuer does not accept more than $10,000 from any single purchaser who is not an accredited investor, and the issuer is not an investment company. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. Weninger
Others: Rep. Bolding, Rep. Borrelli, Rep. Bowers, Rep. Boyer, Rep. Cardenas, Rep. Cobb, Rep. Espinoza, Rep. Fann, Sen. D. Farnsworth, Rep. Finchem, Rep. Leach, Rep. Norgaard, Rep. Olson, Rep. Pratt, Rep. Robson
  General Comments (all lists):

02/26/15

Added to LRR tracking list


4/1
signed by governor. Chap 185, Laws 2015.
H2595 (Chapter 292):
LATE FILINGS; CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTS  
Various changes relating to elections. A late penalty accrues on a late campaign finance report only until the day the late report is filed. The filing officer is permitted to refuse a campaign finance report if penalties owed on the report are unpaid, instead of being prohibited from accepting a late report unless any penalties owed are paid with the report. Beginning on the 31st day after the due date for a campaign finance report, the filing officer may notify the appropriate enforcement officer that a violation has occurred and that late fees and civil penalties are owed and may be collected in an enforcement action. Early ballot distribution may begin 27 days before an election, instead of 26 days before, and early ballots must be distributed by the 24th day before the election. A candidate for governing board of a Joint Technical Education District is required to obtain nomination petition signatures from 0.5 percent of the total voter registration in the single member district, decreased from 1 percent. The number of signatures required for a candidate for the office of President of the United States is reduced to 500, from 1,000. In lieu of the petition requirements, a candidate may qualify to appear on the presidential preference election ballot by filing evidence that the candidate’s name is qualified to appear in at least 2 other states, reduced from 20. A candidate is no longer permitted to qualify by filing a certification by the Federal Election Commission that the candidate has qualified for matching federal campaign funds. The timeframe for filing nomination papers for a presidential preference election is changed to at least 100 days but no more than 130 days before the election, instead of at least 90 days but no more than 120 days before. If the last day for filing falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the nomination paper must be filed no later than 5 PM on the next business day. Session law provides that if the congressional district lines in effect at the 2016 presidential preference election are different from those used in the 2014 general election, the results of the 2016 presidential preference election are not required to be tabulated by congressional district. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. Mesnard   General Comments (all lists):

02/05/2015 Added to LRR List


4/13
signed by governor. Chap. 292, Laws 2015.
H2603 (Chapter 246):
PERSONAL INJURY ACTION; ASBESTOS; REQS  
Establishes various requirements and processes for providing information in asbestos exposure related personal injury claims. Within 45 days after the filing of the defendant’s answer in a lawsuit involving "personal injury claims" (defined), the plaintiff is required to provide to all parties a sworn statement identifying each personal injury claim that the plaintiff has filed or reasonably anticipates filing against an "asbestos trust" (defined). The statement must include specified information. Within 60 days after the filing of the defendant’s answer, the plaintiff is required to provide to all parties a copy of the final executed proof of claim and a list of related trust documents. A court cannot schedule a trial in a personal injury claim action until at least 180 days after the plaintiff makes these required disclosures. Trust claims materials and trust governance documents are admissible in evidence to the extent permitted by court rule. A defendant in a personal injury claim is permitted to seek discovery against an asbestos trust. Establishes penalties for failure to timely provide the required information. Severability clause. Applies retroactively to actions involving personal injury claims that are pending or filed on or after the effective date of this legislation. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. Borrelli
Others: Rep. Campbell, Rep. Carter, Rep. Gray, Rep. Lovas, Rep. Mitchell, Rep. Montenegro, Rep. Olson, Rep. Stevens
  General Comments (all lists):

02/05/2015 Added to LRR List


4/9
signed by governor. Chap. 246, Laws 2015.
H2611:
CONSUMER FLEX LOANS  
Adds a new chapter to Title 6 (Financial Institutions) regulating “flex loans” and “flex loan lenders” (both defined). A person is prohibited from engaging in the business of a flex loan without being licensed as a flex loan lender by the Department of Financial Institutions. Some exceptions. Fees for flex loan lender licenses and branch offices are established. Requirements for licensure and reasons for license denial, suspension or revocation are established. Flex loan business is limited to licensed locations, except that a licensee may make flex loans by mail or electronic means and conduct specified administrative functions at another location. Licensees are required to maintain specified records and make them available to the Dept, and are required to annually report specified information to the Dept, including annual percentage rates in effect. Establishes prohibited acts for licensees, loan restrictions, disclosure requirements, and civil penalties for noncompliance. Flex loans are limited to $3,000 and finance charges on flex loans are limited to a rate of 36 percent per annum. Establishes regulations for computation of finance charges, repayment of flex loans, and allowable fees. AS PASSED HOUSE. First sponsor: Rep. Mesnard   General Comments (all lists):

02/05/2015 Added to LRR List


3/9
referred to Senate fin.
H2613 (Chapter 296):
POLITICAL ACTIVITY; PUBLIC RESOURCES; LIMITATION  
The prohibition on the use of public resources to influence the outcome of tax-related elections includes the use of county-focused, municipality-focused, school district-focused, community college district-focused or special taxing district-focused promotional expenditures that occur after an election is called and through election day. This prohibition does not include "routine communications" (defined). AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. Petersen   General Comments (all lists):

02/05/2015 Added to LRR List


4/13
signed by governor. Chap. 296, Laws 2015.
H2646:
RULEMAKING; APPROVAL OF GOVERNOR; FACTORS  
An agency is prohibited from conducting any formal or informal rulemaking without the prior written approval of the Governor, unless the purpose of the rulemaking is to comply with a state statute or session law, including any action necessary to implement the state budget. When seeking approval to conduct rulemaking, an agency is required to specify one or more of a specified list of factors as justification for the rulemaking. For the purpose of these requirements, "agency" does not include the Corporation Commission, any agency that is headed by a single elected state official, and any agency whose administrative head is not appointed by the Governor. AS PASSED SENATE. First sponsor: Rep. Olson   General Comments (all lists):

02/11/2015 added to LRR List


3/24
passed Senate 16-12; ready for House action on Senate amendments.
H2649 (Chapter 297):
CAMPAIGN FINANCE; POLITICAL COMMITTEE; DEFINITION  
For the purpose of campaign and election regulations, the definition of "political committee" is modified to include an association or combination of persons that is organized for the primary purpose of influencing the result of any election in Arizona or any county, municipality or other political subdivision and that knowingly receives contributions or makes expenditures of more than $500 in connection with any election during a calendar year, including a judicial retention election. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. Ugenti-Rita   General Comments (all lists):

02/11/2015 added to LRR List

03/02/2015 LRR Committee recommends SUPPORT position

03/13/2015 PA adopts SUPPORT position


4/13
signed by governor. Chap. 297, Laws 2015.
H2655:
PROPERTY; DIMINUTION; COMPENSATION; FEDERAL LAW  
Land use laws that are required by federal law are no longer exempt from the requirement for the state or political subdivision that enacts a land use law that reduces the fair market value of a property to pay just compensation to the property owner. First sponsor: Rep. Townsend
Others: Rep. Barton, Rep. Hale, Rep. Lawrence, Rep. Thorpe
  General Comments (all lists):

02/11/2015 added to LRR List


2/11
referred to House jud.
HCR2001:
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS; SIXTY PERCENT APPROVAL  
The 2016 general election ballot is to carry the question of whether to amend the state Constitution to require initiatives and referendums that propose amendments to the state Constitution to be approved by at least 60 percent of the voters for passage. First sponsor: Rep. Lovas
Others: Rep. J. Allen, Rep. Shope
  General Comments (all lists):

1/05/2015 Added to LRR List

02/02/2015 LRR Committee Reccommends Monitoring


2/19
House gov-higher ed held.
HCR2004:
CLEAN ELECTIONS REPEAL; EDUCATION FUNDING  
The 2016 general election ballot is to carry the question of whether to amend state statute to repeal the Citizens Clean Elections Act except for the 10 percent surcharge on all civil and criminal fines and penalties collected by the courts (which is deposited in the Clean Elections Fund), and to require the State Treasurer to annually transfer the monies in the Clean Elections Fund to the Department of Education for an equitable per pupil distribution to school districts and charter schools for maintenance and operations. First sponsor: Rep. Petersen
Others: Rep. Fann, Rep. Mitchell
  General Comments (all lists):

1/05/2015 Added to LRR List

02/02/2015 LRR Committee Reccommends Monitoring


2/3
referred to House elect.
S1013:
EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION; ENFORCEMENT; DAMAGES  
Increases the statute of limitations on filing employment discrimination charges to 2 years from 1 year. Allows the recovering party in unlawful employment practice cases to recover punitive or compensatory damages if specified conditions are met. First sponsor: Sen. Ableser   General Comments (all lists):

1/05/2015 Added to LRR List

02/02/2015 LRR Committee Reccommends Monitoring


1/12
referred to Senate gov.
S1030 (Chapter 131):
MICROBREWERIES; MULTIPLE LICENSES; PRODUCTION; SALES  
Various changes related to the regulation of microbreweries. The maximum amount of beer that a microbrewery is permitted to produce or manufacture in a calendar year is increased to 6.2 million gallons, from 1.24 million gallons. A microbrewery that produces or manufactures more than 1.24 million gallons of beer in a calendar year maintains all of the rights associated with a microbrewery license, except that it cannot apply for or receive a retail license for a remote location or make sales or deliveries of beer that it produced or manufactured to any retail license other than its retail licenses on or adjacent to the microbrewery. The gallonage amounts apply to the aggregate manufacture or production of all microbreweries that are under common control of any person. A microbrewery that is otherwise engaged as a distiller, vintner, brewer, rectifier, blender or other producer of spirituous liquor in any jurisdiction is prohibited from holding any retail license that is located remotely from a microbrewery. Licensed microbreweries are authorized to sell beer produced or manufactured by other microbreweries for consumption only on the premises of the licensee, except that the sales percentage of that beer cannot exceed 20 percent of the licensee’s annual sales of beer by volume at the premises. If the other microbrewery has established a distribution relationship with one or more licensed wholesalers, the beer must be purchased through the wholesalers. If retail operations are conducted in conjunction with a microbrewery, the microbrewery that holds an on-sale retail license for a bar, beer and wine bar or restaurant is permitted to sell other spirituous liquor. The microbrewery may be issued up to a combined total of seven retail licenses in Arizona, and the limit applies on an aggregated basis to all microbreweries that are under common control of any person. When a microbrewery licensee obtains a producer’s license, the microbrewery license or licenses must be surrendered and the licensee has no continuing rights as a microbrewery. On surrender of the microbrewery license, the licensee is required to transfer, surrender or otherwise relinquish control of all of its retail licenses located remotely from a microbrewery. Session law provides that persons who hold microbrewery licenses and also hold retail licenses in excess of the total number allowed by this legislation may continue to hold and are not required to surrender any retail license unless that license is inactive at that location for more than six months. Severability clause. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Sen. Ward
Others: Sen. Ableser, Sen. Barto, Sen. Begay, Rep. Borrelli, Rep. Clark, Rep. Cobb, Sen. Contreras, Sen. Dalessandro, Rep. McCune Davis, Sen. McGuire, Rep. Meyer, Sen. Meza, Rep. Mitchell, Rep. Norgaard, Rep. Otondo, Sen. Pancrazi, Rep. Petersen, Rep. Steele, Rep. Thorpe, Rep. Weninger
  General Comments (all lists):

1/05/2015 Added to LRR List

02/02/2015 LRR Committee Reccommends Monitoring

01/30/2015 Public Affairs tables for next meeting


3/31
signed by governor. Chap 131, Laws 2015.
S1069 (Chapter 139):
ORDINANCES; BUSINESSES; PROHIBITED SECURITY REQUIREMENTS  
Municipalities and counties are prohibited from adopting an ordinance requiring a retail business to comply with specific security requirements, including installation of security cameras or security lights based on the size or type of the retail business or the number of calls the retail business made to law enforcement per year. Does not include a bar, hotel, restaurant or a business that has live entertainment, dispenses or cultivates medical marijuana or that requires age verification for admission. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Sen. Smith   General Comments (all lists):

1/05/2015 Added to LRR List

02/02/2015 LRR Committee Reccommends Monitoring


4/1
signed by governor. Chap 139, Laws 2015.
S1104:
CONTRACTOR LICENSURE REQS  
The requirements to obtain a contractor’s license are modified to eliminate the requirement for the applicant to submit his/her current transaction privilege tax license number and the requirement for applicants for a license other than a residential contractor’s license to submit a detailed statement of current financial condition. Retroactive to January 1, 2015. Emergency clause. First sponsor: Sen. Smith   General Comments (all lists):

1/26/2015 Added to LRR List

02/02/2015 LRR Committee Reccommends SUPPORT

02/13/2015 PA approves SUPPORT position


2/17
from Senate rules okay.
S1113:
BEER FESTIVALS; BEER FAIRS; LICENSES  
Subject to the approval of the appropriate county board of supervisors or municipal governing body, the Department of Liquor Licenses is authorized to issue up to 25 beer festival licenses per calendar year for each licensed microbrewery, for sampling of domestic microbrewery products on the beer festival premises, and to issue beer fair licenses for any county or state fair for sampling on the fair premises. The fee for a beer festival or beer fair license is $15. Due to a potential increase in state revenue, this bill requires the affirmative vote of at least 2/3 of each house of the Legislature for passage. First sponsor: Sen. Ableser   General Comments (all lists):

1/05/2015 Added to LRR List

02/02/2015 LRR Committee Reccommends Monitoring


1/22
referred to Senate com-work dev.
S1140:
FAILURE; PROCURE; EXHIBIT; BUSINESS LICENSE  
The criminal classification for failure to procure or exhibit a business license is reduced to a petty offense, from a class 2 (mid-level) misdemeanor. First sponsor: Sen. Dial   General Comments (all lists):

1/05/2015 Added to LRR List

02/02/2015 LRR Committee Reccommends Monitoring


1/22
referred to Senate jud.
S1141:
CORPORATIONS; PURPOSES; OMNIBUS  
Various changes to statute regulating corporations. All corporations are authorized to take any action to pursue any purpose, including a nonmonetary purpose or to create any private or public benefit. Factors that a director must consider when determining what is in the best interests of the corporation are specified. A director is not liable for any action taken or failure to take action if the director’s duties were performed in compliance with statutory requirements. Corporations may permit any or all shareholders to participate in meetings through remote communication, and shareholders not physically present may be deemed present in person and vote at that meeting if the corporation implements reasonable measures to verify that each person who does so is a shareholder. Shareholders are permitted to appoint a proxy by signing an appointment form or by an electronic transmission containing specified information. Actions taken by shareholders without a shareholder's meeting must be taken by all shareholders and must be evidenced by written consent of all shareholders if any of a specified list of circumstances apply. The written consents may include electronic transmission. Consents and signatures of corporate directors for action taken without meeting may be in writing or by electronic transmission. Any person purporting to act on behalf of a corporation who knew or should have known that the person did not have the authority for the act is liable for all debts and liability incurred by the act. Establishes civil liability for false filings. Corporate officers are required to report certain felony convictions or court actions that occurred within the preceding five years, reduced from seven years, on a certificate of disclosure for incorporation. AS PASSED HOUSE. First sponsor: Sen. Worsley   General Comments (all lists):

02/13/2015 Added to LRR List

S/E extends the powers and interests of a benefit corporation to all corporations formed under A.R.S. Title 10. Modifies statute relating to proxies, remote communication, shareholder agreements and permissible corporate actions. Assigns liability for damages resulting from certain actions.

 


4/3
House COW approved with amend #4954 and floor amend #5210. Passed House 52-6; ready for Senate action on House amendments.
S1144:
TECH CORRECTION; AHCCCS CAPITATION RATES  
Minor change in Title 36 (Public Health) related to AHCCCS capitation rates. Apparent striker bus. First sponsor: Sen. Worsley   General Comments (all lists):

02/24/2015 Added to LRR and PA  Lists

SUPPORT Position based on HB 2183. Striker contains same language. (Prop 105; Disclosure; Ballot Measures)


2/25
from Senate appro with amend #4500.
S1224:
VEHICLE EQUIPMENT; LIGHTING  
A tail lamp is added to the list of vehicle lamps that must be maintained at all times in good working condition, in addition to a stop lamp or other signal lamps. AS PASSED SENATE. First sponsor: Sen. Kavanagh
Others: Sen. S. Allen, Rep. Coleman, Rep. Espinoza
  General Comments (all lists):

1/05/2015 Added to LRR List

02/02/2015 LRR Committee Reccommends Monitoring


3/25
House COW approved.
S1242:
CREDIT CARD FEES; STATE ENTITIES  
If a credit card issuer does business with a state entity that acts as a merchant, any fee that the issuer charges the state entity when the credit card is used must be the issuer’s lowest fee. Violations are subject to a civil penalty equal to three times the fee that the issuer charged to the state entity. First sponsor: Sen. Dial   General Comments (all lists):

1/05/2015 Added to LRR List

02/02/2015 LRR Committee Reccommends Monitoring


1/28
referred to Senate fin ins.
S1266:
CLEAN ELECTIONS ACT AMENDMENTS  
Various changes relating to the Clean Elections Act. A taxpayer who files on a state income tax return form may designate a $5 voluntary contribution to the Clean Elections Fund by marking an optional checkoff box on the form, and any taxpayer may make a voluntary donation to the Fund. Any taxpayer making a donation to the Fund receives a tax deduction of up to 20 percent of the tax amount or $500 per taxpayer, whichever is higher. Monies received from these donations may be transferred for deposit in an election equipment refreshment account in the Fund, to be used for updating and replacing election equipment used for county elections. Monies in the account may be disbursed on evidence of county matching monies, with a county providing $3 for every $1 from the account. The purposes for which the Clean Elections Commission may expend voter education monies are expanded, including that beginning January 1, 2016, the Commission is authorized to annually fund officeholder expense accounts. Officeholder expense account annual amounts for statewide and legislative officeholders are specified. Also specifies permissible and prohibited uses of monies in an officeholder account. An officeholder may choose to receive officeholder expense monies from the Commission or from individual contributors, but not both. Nonseverability clause. Emergency clause. Due to voter protection, this bill requires the affirmative vote of at least 3/4 of each house of the Legislature for passage. First sponsor: Sen. Kavanagh   General Comments (all lists):

1/05/2015 Added to LRR List

02/02/2015 LRR Committee Reccommends Monitoring


2/19
from Senate gov do pass.
S1285:
JOB TRAINING; STIPENDS; STEM; INTERNSHIPS  
The Arizona Job Training Program would have been required to provide internship opportunities for students and educators in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. Applicants for internship opportunities with businesses in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields would have been permitted to apply each fiscal year for up to $5,000 from the Arizona Job Training Fund for each high school and undergraduate student and up to $8,000 from the Fund for each graduate student or educator. A minimum of 50 percent of the balance remaining in the Fund from the prior FY would have been required to be used to provide internship stipends. AS VETOED BY GOVERNOR. In his veto message, the Governor stated that since the Job Training Employer Tax was repealed in the FY2015-16 budget, it would be inappropriate to add another funding requirement to a fund whose revenue source was repealed. First sponsor: Sen. Yee
Others: Sen. S. Allen, Sen. Begay, Sen. Bradley, Sen. Burges, Sen. Cajero Bedford, Sen. Dial, Sen. Farley, Sen. Kavanagh, Sen. Lesko, Sen. Pancrazi, Sen. Quezada, Sen. Smith, Sen. Ward
  General Comments (all lists):

1/05/2015 Added to LRR List

02/02/2015 LRR Committee Reccommends Monitoring


4/10
VETOED message.
S1298 (Chapter 86):
RULES; COUNTIES; FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICTS  
County boards of supervisors and county flood control district boards are required to adopt procedures for the adoption, amendment, repeal and enforcement of rules that contain at least specified provisions, including public notice at various stages and a public meeting at which the public is able to provide comments on the proposed rule. Some exceptions. Except for rules approved before the effective date of this legislation, a county or district rule cannot be enforced without substantial compliance with this legislation. Effective January 1, 2016 for counties with a population of 375,000 persons or more, and January 1, 2017 for counties with a population of less than 375,000 persons. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Sen. Griffin
Others: Sen. S. Allen, Sen. Barto, Sen. Begay, Sen. Biggs, Rep. Bowers, Sen. Burges, Rep. Cardenas, Rep. Carter, Sen. Contreras, Sen. Dial, Sen. Driggs, Rep. Fann, Sen. D. Farnsworth, Rep. E. Farnsworth, Rep. Gray, Sen. Hobbs, Sen. Kavanagh, Rep. Leach, Sen. Lesko, Sen. McGuire, Sen. Miranda, Rep. Montenegro, Rep. Norgaard, Rep. Olson, Rep. Petersen, Rep. Pratt, Sen. Quezada, Rep. Rios, Rep. Robson, Sen. Shooter, Rep. Shope, Sen. Smith, Rep. Stevens, Rep. Thorpe, Rep. Townsend, Sen. Ward, Sen. Yee
  General Comments (all lists):

1/05/2015 Added to LRR List

02/02/2015 LRR Committee Reccommends SUPPORT

02/13/2015 PA approves SUPPORT position


3/30
signed by governor. Chap. 86, Laws 2015.
S1308:
RETURN TO WORK PROGRAM  
The Department of Economic Security is required to establish a return to work program to provide a supervised training opportunity to individuals for 20 to 32 hours per week for up to 6 weeks through employers that volunteer to participate in the program. Individuals participating in the program continue to receive unemployment compensation. Establishes requirements for employers and individuals participating in the program. The Dept is prohibited from spending monies on the program unless authorized by legislative appropriation. The program ends July 1, 2025. First sponsor: Sen. Cajero Bedford
Others: Sen. Begay, Rep. Boyer, Sen. Bradley, Rep. Cardenas, Sen. Farley, Sen. Hobbs, Sen. Worsley
  General Comments (all lists):

 

02/02/2015 Added to LRR List

 

02/02/2015 LRR Committee Reccommends Monitoring

 


3/12
referred to House com.
S1320 (Chapter 44):
COSMETOLOGY BOARD; MAKEUP ARTISTS; EXEMPTION  
The list of persons exempt from cosmetology licensure and regulation is expanded to include persons who apply makeup, including eyelash enhancements, other than persons who are engaging in the practice of aesthetics or cosmetology. A person subject to this exemption is required to conspicuously post a sign in the person's place of business notifying the public that the person's services are not regulated by the Board of Cosmetology. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Sen. Yee
Others: Sen. S. Allen, Sen. Barto, Sen. Burges, Sen. Farley, Sen. Hobbs, Sen. Kavanagh, Sen. Lesko, Sen. Ward
  General Comments (all lists):

02/02/2015 Added to LRR List

02/02/2015 LRR Committee Reccommends Monitoring


3/23
signed by governor. Chap. 44, Laws 2015.
S1331:
ELECTRONIC DATA; METADATA; PROHIBITED COLLECTION  
State agencies, political subdivisions and their employees and contractors are prohibited from providing assistance to any federal agency or complying with any federal law that purports to authorize the collection of electronic data or metadata of any person pursuant to any action that is not based on a warrant that "particularly describes" the person, place and thing to be searched or seized. The State Treasurer is prohibited from transferring any monies to a political subdivision in the fiscal year after a final judicial determination that the political subdivision adopted a rule or policy that intentionally violated this prohibition. An agent or employee in violation is deemed to have resigned and is forever after ineligible to hold any office of trust, honor or emolument under the laws of Arizona. First sponsor: Sen. Ward   General Comments (all lists):

2/3/2015 Added to LRR

2/09/2015 Added to PA

02/13/2015 PA approves OPPOSE position per last year's actions


2/10
from Senate fed-man-fiscal do pass.
S1334 (Chapter 163):
BANKING PERMIT; BRANCH OFFICE; FEES  
The fee for a banking permit is reduced to $5,000, from $10,000, and the fee for each banking branch office is reduced to $750, from $1,500. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Sen. D. Farnsworth
Others: Sen. Ableser, Sen. S. Allen, Sen. Begay, Sen. Burges, Sen. Farley, Sen. Griffin, Sen. Miranda
  General Comments (all lists):

02/04/2015 Added to LRR List


4/1
signed by governor. Chap 163, Laws 2015.
S1338 (Chapter 165):
SAVINGS & LOAN ASSOCIATION PERMITS  
The filing fee for a savings and loan association permit application is reduced to $5,000, from $10,000. Also, for the purpose of savings and loan association regulations, the definition of "insurance corporation" is expanded to include any other equivalent deposit insurer approved by the Superintendent of Financial Institutions. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Sen. D. Farnsworth
Others: Sen. Ableser, Sen. S. Allen, Sen. Begay, Sen. Burges, Sen. Dial, Sen. Farley, Sen. Griffin, Sen. Miranda
  General Comments (all lists):

02/04/2015 Added to LRR List


4/1
signed by governor. Chap 165, Laws 2015.
S1368 (Chapter 189):
MUNICIPALITIES; ADDITIONAL BUSINESS LICENSES; PROHIBITION  
Municipalities are prohibited from requiring a licensed real estate broker or salesperson to obtain an additional business license to do business within that municipality if the person is licensed to do business in the municipality in which the person’s primary place of business is located. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Sen. Griffin   General Comments (all lists):

02/04/2015 Added to LRR List

03/02/2015 LRR Committee recommends SUPPORT position

03/13/2015 PA adopts SUPPORT position


4/2
signed by governor. Chap 189, Laws 2015.
S1388:
INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURES; CORPORATE REGISTRATION; 501(C)  
An entity that is recognized under section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code is exempt from the requirement for any entity that is organized primarily for the purpose of influencing an election and that makes an independent expenditure to file with the filing officer as a political committee. First sponsor: Sen. Pierce   General Comments (all lists):

02/04/2015 Added to LRR List


2/3
referred to Senate gov.
S1403:
CONSUMER LAWSUIT LOANS; PROHIBITION  
A consumer lawsuit loan company is prohibited from entering into a "consumer lawsuit loan transaction" (defined) with a consumer with respect to "legal action" (defined) in which the consumer is a party if the company imposes an annual rate of interest that exceeds 36 percent. A loan contract entered into in violation is void. Violations are an unlawful practice and subject to enforcement through private action and prosecution by the Attorney General. Severability clause. First sponsor: Sen. Yee
Others: Sen. S. Allen, Sen. Barto, Sen. Begay, Sen. Bradley, Sen. Burges, Sen. Cajero Bedford, Sen. Contreras, Sen. Dalessandro, Sen. Driggs, Sen. Farley, Sen. D. Farnsworth, Sen. Hobbs, Sen. Kavanagh, Sen. Lesko, Sen. McGuire, Sen. Meza, Sen. Miranda, Sen. Pancrazi, Sen. Pierce, Sen. Quezada, Sen. Shooter, Sen. Smith, Sen. Ward, Sen. Worsley
  General Comments (all lists):

02/04/2015 Added to LRR List


3/26
House appro held.
S1407:
LOBBYING; COUNTIES, CITIES, SCHOOL DISTRICTS  
Any person with a financial interest in a procurement or potential award of a contract by a county, municipality or school district for construction materials and/or construction services for a project that costs $500,000 or more is required to register with the clerk of the elective body of the applicable jurisdiction and report any gift or anything of value that is provided to a person holding elected office in that jurisdiction. AS PASSED SENATE. First sponsor: Sen. Yee   General Comments (all lists):

02/04/2015 Added to LRR List


3/12
referred to House county-muni.
S1418:
POLITICAL COMMITTEES; EXPENDITURES; CONTRIBUTIONS; DEFINITIONS  
For the purpose of statutes regulating campaign contributions and expenditures, the definitions of “contribution” “expenditures” and “political committee” are deleted and replaced. Factors used to evaluate whether a political expenditure is an independent expenditure are also deleted and replaced. Impossible to determine new provisions without a line by line comparison. The definitions of “candidate’s campaign committee” and “exploratory committee” are also modified to exclude committees with total income or expenses of $1,000 or less, instead of $500 or less. First sponsor: Sen. Dial   General Comments (all lists):

02/04/2015 Added to LRR List


2/3
referred to Senate gov, jud.
S1432:
HOTEL EMPLOYEES; ROOM ACCESS; BACKGROUNDS  
Before a hotel or motel owner or manager allows an employee to have access to the room of a registered guest, the owner or manager is required to check the state internet sex offender website and the U.S. Department of Justice national sex offender public website. If the employee appears on either website as a sex offender, the employee cannot have access to the room of a registered guest. First sponsor: Sen. Hobbs
Others: Rep. Boyer, Sen. Burges, Sen. Contreras, Sen. Dalessandro, Sen. Dial, Sen. Farley, Rep. Lawrence, Sen. Lesko, Rep. Mesnard, Sen. Miranda, Sen. Quezada, Rep. Shope, Sen. Smith, Sen. Ward, Rep. Wheeler, Sen. Worsley
  General Comments (all lists):

02/04/2015 Added to LRR List


2/17
from Senate com-work dev do pass.
S1433:
UTILITIES; FACILITIES RELOCATION; COST REIMBURSEMENT  
Beginning January 1, 2016, for any construction on a public works project in a county or municipality that requires an “impacted utility” (defined) to adjust or relocate the impacted utility’s facilities, the county or municipality must reimburse the utility or cause the utility to be reimbursed for all costs incurred as a result of the public works project. For modifications of state routs or interstate highways that begin on or after January 1, 2016, the Department of Transportation is required, instead of allowed, to authorize the reimbursement to a county or municipality for the costs of labor, equipment, materials and right-of-way purchase to adjust or relocate a utility facility belonging to the county or municipality if specified conditions exist. The processes for these reimbursements are specified. Effective January 1, 2016. First sponsor: Sen. Lesko
Others: Rep. Gray, Rep. Mitchell, Rep. Petersen
  General Comments (all lists):

02/04/2015 Added to LRR List


2/18
Senate fin held.
S1435:
PUBLIC MEETINGS; DEFINITION  
For the purpose of statutes requiring public meetings to be open to the public, “meeting” is defined as the gathering of a quorum of members of a public body at which “action” (defined as the conducting of the official business of a public body) is taken, and no longer includes a gathering where a quorum of members at which they discuss or propose legal action, including any deliberations by a quorum with respect to the action. First sponsor: Sen. S. Allen
Others: Sen. Begay, Rep. Bowers, Sen. Burges, Rep. Cobb, Sen. D. Farnsworth, Rep. Finchem, Sen. Lesko, Rep. Livingston, Sen. McGuire, Sen. Pancrazi, Sen. Shooter, Sen. Worsley, Sen. Yee
  General Comments (all lists):

02/04/2015 Added to LRR List (strike everything)


2/3
referred to Senate gov.
S1437:
MICROBREWERY LICENSES; PRODUCER LIMITATIONS  
Statute regulating microbrewery liquor licenses are repealed and replaced. Impossible to determine new provisions without a line by line comparison. Session law states that this legislation does not affect the rights of any person who currently holds a retail, microbrewery or producer liquor license on or before July 1, 2015, except as specifically provided. Contains a statement of purpose and legislative intent. First sponsor: Sen. Smith
Others: Sen. Begay, Rep. Borrelli, Rep. Boyer, Sen. Bradley, Rep. Cardenas, Rep. Coleman, Sen. Contreras, Rep. Fann, Rep. Finchem, Rep. Gray, Rep. Hale, Rep. Leach, Rep. Livingston, Rep. Mach, Rep. Pratt
  General Comments (all lists):

02/04/2015 Added to LRR List


2/9
Senate com-work dev held.
S1441 (Chapter 77):
OFFICIAL STATE METAL; COPPER  
Copper is the official state metal. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Sen. Smith
Others: Sen. S. Allen, Sen. Barto, Sen. Begay, Rep. Borrelli, Sen. Bradley, Sen. Burges, Sen. Cajero Bedford, Rep. Cardenas, Sen. Contreras, Sen. Dalessandro, Sen. Dial, Sen. Driggs, Sen. Farley, Sen. D. Farnsworth, Rep. Finchem, Sen. Griffin, Sen. Hobbs, Sen. Kavanagh, Rep. Leach, Sen. Lesko, Sen. McGuire, Sen. Meza, Sen. Miranda, Sen. Pancrazi, Sen. Pierce, Sen. Quezada, Sen. Shooter, Rep. Shope, Rep. Steele, Rep. Thorpe, Rep. Townsend, Sen. Ward, Sen. Worsley, Sen. Yee
  General Comments (all lists):

02/04/2015 Added to LRR List


3/26
signed by governor. Chap. 77, Laws 2015.
S1444:
CONTACT LENS PRICING; ANTITRUST VIOLATION  
A manufacturer or distributor of prescription contact lenses is prohibited from preventing retailers from selling or advertising contact lenses below any specified price, limiting the ability of retailers to determine prices at which contact lenses are offered or advertised, and discriminating in the distribution of prescription contact lenses, including based on the channels of trade. Violations of this prohibition are a violation of the Uniform State Antitrust Act. First sponsor: Sen. Smith
Others: Rep. Campbell, Rep. Carter, Sen. D. Farnsworth, Rep. Kern, Rep. Lawrence, Rep. Leach, Rep. Livingston, Rep. Montenegro, Rep. Petersen, Rep. Robson, Sen. Shooter, Rep. Shope, Rep. Thorpe, Sen. Worsley
  General Comments (all lists):

02/04/2015 Added to LRR List


2/3
referred to Senate com-work dev.
S1447 (Chapter 170):
FOREIGN COUNTRY MONEY JUDGEMENTS; ENFORCEMENT  
A court is required to recognize a judgment of a court of a foreign country unless specified conditions apply. The court may choose to not recognize a foreign-country judgment in specified circumstances. A party contesting the recognition of a foreign-country judgment has the burden of establishing that a ground for nonrecognition exists. A procedure for recognition of a foreign-country judgment is established. Applies to actions commenced on or after the effective date of this legislation. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Sen. D. Farnsworth   General Comments (all lists):

02/04/2015 Added to LRR List


4/1
signed by governor. Chap 170, Laws 2015.
S1450:
BANK DEPOSITS; INSURANCE  
Bank deposits would have been required to be insured by an “insuring organization” (defined as the federal deposit insurance corporation, the national credit union administration or its successor or any other equivalent deposit insurer approved by the Superintendent of Financial Institutions), instead of by the federal deposit insurance corporation. AS VETOED BY GOVERNOR. In his veto message, the Governor expressed concern that the bill's language is not consistent with existing federal law. First sponsor: Sen. D. Farnsworth
Others: Sen. S. Allen, Sen. Barto, Sen. Begay, Sen. Bradley, Sen. Burges, Sen. Cajero Bedford, Sen. Dalessandro, Sen. Dial, Sen. Driggs, Sen. Farley, Sen. Hobbs, Sen. Kavanagh, Sen. Lesko, Sen. Meza, Sen. Miranda, Sen. Pancrazi, Sen. Shooter, Sen. Smith, Sen. Ward, Rep. Weninger, Sen. Worsley, Sen. Yee
  General Comments (all lists):

02/04/2015 Added to LRR List


4/9
VETOED message.
SCM1015:
URGING CONGRESS; INCREASE CUSTOMS PERSONNEL  
The Legislature urges the U.S. Congress to increase and maintain staffing for Customs Field Office personnel at the ports of entry in Nogales, Douglas and San Luis, Arizona in order to speed the flow of goods and commerce. 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: Sen. Dalessandro
Others: Sen. Dial, Sen. Farley, Rep. Gabaldon, Sen. Hobbs, Sen. Kavanagh, Sen. Pancrazi, Sen. Pierce, Sen. Quezada, Sen. Worsley
  General Comments (all lists):

02/04/2015 Added to LRR List


3/11
see HCM2003.
SCR1013:
ADMINISTRATIVE RULES; LEGISLATIVE REVIEW  
The 2016 general election ballot is to carry the question of whether to amend the state Constitution to require a majority of all members elected to each house of the Legislature to adopt an administrative rule or part of the rule in order for the rule to become effective if 1/2 of the members of each house transmit to the Governor a written declaration of opposition to the rule or part of the rule. First sponsor: Sen. Dial   General Comments (all lists):

02/02/2015 Added to LRR List

02/02/2015 LRR Committee Reccommends Monitoring


2/23
retained on Senate COW calendar.