Public Affairs
52nd Legislature - 1st Regular Session, 2015 Monday, Jun 26 2017 6:58 PM

BILL NUMBER/
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SUMMARY SPONSORS POSTED HEARINGS
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COMMENTS LAST ACTION
H2001 (Chapter 91):
INCOME TAX BRACKETS; INFLATION INDEX  
For each tax year beginning with 2016, the Department of Revenue is required to adjust the income dollar amounts for each individual income tax rate bracket by the average annual change in the metropolitan Phoenix consumer price index. The revised dollar amounts must be raised to the nearest whole dollar and cannot be revised below the amounts prescribed in the prior tax year. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. Olson   General Comments (all lists):

01/02/2015 Added to BT List

02/02/2015 Reviewed by BT Committee

01/30/2015 Public Affairs formally adopts SUPPORT position


3/30
signed by governor. Chap. 91, Laws 2015.
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.
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).
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.
H2075:
AHCCCS; ANNUAL WAIVER SUBMITTALS  
By March 30 of each year, the AHCCCS Director is required to apply to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for waivers or amendments to the current section 1115 waiver to allow Arizona to institute a work requirement for all "able-bodied" (defined) adults receiving AHCCCS services, place a lifetime limit of five years of benefits on able-bodied adults except in specified conditions, and develop and impose meaningful copayments to deter the nonemergency use of emergency departments and the use of ambulance services for nonemergency transportation or when it is not medically necessary. By April 1 of each year, the Director is required to submit a letter confirming the submission of the waiver requests to the Governor and the Legislature. First sponsor: Rep. Petersen   General Comments (all lists):

01/30/2015 Public Affairs approves OPPOSE position

01/26/2015 Insurance & Health Care Committee recommends OPPOSE position


2/26
see S1092.
H2079:
LOCAL BONDING; PROPERTY TAX MEASURE  
For an election to authorize bond indebtedness for a political subdivision, all election materials prepared, issued or used by the political subdivision are required to use the words “property tax measure” to describe the bond question. First sponsor: Rep. Petersen
Others: Rep. Fann, Rep. Mitchell
  General Comments (all lists):

01/13/2015 Added to BT List

02/02/2015 BT Committee recommends SUPPORT

02/13/2015 PA approves SUPPORT position


3/12
FAILED to pass Senate 15-13.
H2109 (Chapter 48):
BALLOT; FORM; SECONDARY PROPERTY TAXES  
If political subdivision bonds are to be repaid with secondary property taxes, the ballot must contain the words “bond approval, yes” and “bond approval, no” and a statement that a “yes” vote will authorize the governing body to issue and sell the specified amount and type of bonds of the district to be repaid with secondary property taxes and that a “no” vote will not authorize the governing body to issue and sell the bonds. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. Mitchell
Others: Rep. Fann
  General Comments (all lists):

01/14/2015 Added to BT List

02/02/2015 BT Committee recommends SUPPORT

02/13/2015 PA approves SUPPORT position


3/23
signed by governor. Chap. 48, Laws 2015.
H2131 (Chapter 234):
TAX ADJUDICATIONS; ATTORNEY FEES  
The court is permitted to award fees and other expenses to any "party" (defined) other than the state or a county or municipality that prevails by an adjudication on the merits in an action brought by that party against the state or a county or municipality challenging the refund of taxes or the denial of a tax refund. The maximum amount of attorney fees that may be awarded is increased to $350 per hour, from $175 per hour, and the maximum amount of fees awarded against the state or a county or municipality is increased to $75,000, from $30,000, for fees incurred at each level of judicial appeal. For each calendar year beginning with 2016, the maximum dollar amounts for awards of fees and expenses must be adjusted by the Attorney General according to the average annual change in the metropolitan Phoenix Consumer Price Index. The revised amounts must be raised to the nearest whole dollar and cannot be revised below the amounts prescribed in the prior year. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. Mitchell   General Comments (all lists):

01/15/2015 Added to BT List

02/02/2015 BT Committee recommends SUPPORT

02/13/2015 PA approves SUPPORT position


4/9
signed by governor. Chap. 234, Laws 2015.
H2147 (Chapter 72):
MUNICIPAL TAX; POLE ATTACHMENT  
The list of items exempt from the utilities, telecommunications, commercial lease and personal property rental classifications of transaction privilege taxes is expanded to include the leasing or renting of space to make attachments to “utility poles” (defined) by or to a person engaged in business under the utilities or telecommunications classifications or to a person that is a “cable operator” (defined elsewhere in statute). The list of items that municipalities are prohibited from levying a transaction privilege tax or other similar tax on is expanded to include the charges for leasing or renting of space to make attachments to utility poles by or to a person engaged in business under those classifications or that is a "cable operator" (defined elsewhere in statute). Retroactive to January 1, 2015, for the purpose of the prime contracting classification of transaction privilege tax, the definition of “replacement” is modified to specify that the current definition applies regardless of whether the existing component or system or existing tangible personal property is physically removed from the existing property. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. Olson
Others: Sen. Lesko, Rep. Mitchell, Sen. Shooter
  General Comments (all lists):

01/15/2015 Added to BT List

02/02/2015 BT Committee recommends SUPPORT

02/13/2015 PA approves SUPPORT position


3/26
signed by governor. Chap. 72, Laws 2015.
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.
H2190:
SCHOOLS; COMMON CORE; REPLACEMENT  
The State Board of Education is prohibited from adopting and the Department of Education is prohibited from implementing the common core standards, Arizona's college and career ready standards or any other standards or assessments from any third-party provider that are substantially the same as those originating from those standards or any other standards or assessments originating from any third-party provider that are aligned with standards or assessments proposed by the partnership for assessment of readiness for college and careers. Any actions that were previously taken to adopt or implement such standards or assessments are void on the effective date of this legislation. Establishes a 13-member Arizona Education Standards Development and Improvement Committee within the Dept and requires the Committee to establish subject area subcommittees. The subcommittees are required to approve or disapprove the academic content standards for that subject area by July 1, 2015. The Committee and subcommittees terminate on July 1, 2023. The Committee is required to adopt and the Board is required to administer the education standards for Arizona’s public schools. The Board is required to provide public notice of any proposed adoption or revision of academic content standards on the Department of Education's website, to request comments on the proposed changes from specified groups, and to hold a public meeting in each congressional district in Arizona before adopting or revising standards. Beginning with the 2015-16 school year, the Board, in collaboration with the Committee, is required to adopt areas of subject matter standards in specified subjects that are subject to legislative review and approval, which must be implemented statewide by every public school. The content of all subject matter standards and corresponding assessments must be approved and controlled solely by the state through the Board, in collaboration with the Committee. By the 2018-19 school year, the Board is required to direct the process of developing annual high-quality statewide student assessments for specified subjects that align with the new subject matter standards. The statewide student assessments must continue to use the standards that were in place on May 31, 2010 until the replacement assessments are implemented. The Board is prohibited from adopting or revising any Arizona education standards in specified subject areas until the proposed standards or revisions are approved by both the Legislature and the appropriate subcommittee of the Committee. The Legislature is required to adopt legislation to approve the standards, disapprove the standards in whole or in part, amend the standards in whole or in part, or disapprove the standards in whole or in part with corresponding instructions to the Board. If the Legislature fails to adopt legislation within 30 days after the opening day of the legislative session after the Board submits the standards for approval, the standards are deemed approved. Additionally, the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Board and the Dept are prohibited from spending any monies on a statewide longitudinal data system designed to track students or compile personally identifiable student information, sharing any personally identifiable student or teacher information with any entity outside Arizona or any entity that intends to use the information to develop commercial products or services, and sharing any personally identifiable student or teacher information with the U.S. Department of Education except if a list of specified conditions are met. AS PASSED HOUSE. First sponsor: Rep. Finchem
Others: Rep. Barton, Rep. Campbell, Rep. Lawrence
  General Comments (all lists):

January 30, 2015: Public Affairs approves OPPOSE position

January 26, 2015: WR Recommends OPPOSE Position

 


3/30
Senate COW FAILED to approve after adopting amend #4989 the rules tech amendment and a Yee floor amendment. Roll call: 13-16.
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.
H2246:
STATEWIDE ASSESSMENTS; PARENTAL OPT OUT  
A parent, on behalf of that parent’s child, may opt out of the statewide assessments prescribed by statute. The State Board of Education is required to make available a form for parents to sign and submit to the school in order to opt their children out. If a parent opts out of the assessments, the lack of results for that child cannot be factored into the school or district achievement profile classification or the information contained on the school report card. For students who have opted out, the school district or charter school must use an alternative to determine whether a 3rd grade student’s reading ability is sufficient to promote the student from the 3rd grade and to determine whether the student has satisfied that portion of the high school graduation requirements. Does not apply to the civics portion of the naturalization test required for high school graduation. AS PASSED HOUSE. First sponsor: Rep. Ackerley
Others: Rep. Finchem, Rep. Leach
  General Comments (all lists):

January 30, 2015: Public Affairs approves OPPOSE position

January 26, 2015: WR Recommends OPPOSE Position


4/1
Senate voted to reconsider 3/31 failure to pass bill and FAILED to pass on reconsideration 15-15.
H2251:
CORPORATE TAX CREDITS; ANNUAL REPORT  
Beginning January 1, 2016, the Department of Revenue is required to annually report to the Governor and the Legislature specified information on corporate tax credits for any corporation that claims aggregate credits in any taxable year of $5,000 or more. The Dept is authorized to disclose confidential taxpayer information for this purpose. First sponsor: Rep. Mitchell
Others: Rep. J. Allen, Rep. Borrelli, Rep. Fann, Rep. Fernandez, Rep. Finchem, Rep. Friese, Rep. Gabaldon, Rep. Kern, Rep. Mach, Rep. Mesnard, Rep. Olson, Rep. Otondo, Rep. Petersen, Rep. Shope, Rep. Thorpe
  General Comments (all lists):

01/26/2015 WR Reviewed

02/02/2015 BT Recommends OPPOSING

02/13/2015 PA approves OPPOSE position


1/28
referred to House ways-means.
H2252:
TAX; DELINQUENCY DATES; TAX LIENS  
The date on which unpaid property taxes become delinquent is moved to December 31, from November 1. The county treasurer is permitted, instead of required, to notify the purchaser of a tax lien of a pending expiration at least six months, increased from 30 days, before the expiration date. Tax liens that are assigned to the state do not expire unless the lien is resold. First sponsor: Rep. Mitchell
Others: Rep. Cardenas, Rep. Coleman, Rep. Finchem, Rep. Kern, Rep. Lawrence, Rep. Leach, Rep. Montenegro, Rep. Townsend
  General Comments (all lists):

01/16/2015 Added to BT List

02/02/2015 BT Recommends OPPOSING

02/13/2015 PA proposed NEUTRAL position conditional on amendment. Otherwise OPPOSE


2/16
House ways-means held.
H2253:
PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENTS; ONE-YEAR CYCLE  
Numerous changes relating to property tax assessment processes in order to establish a single-year property tax cycle instead of an 18 month property tax cycle. Modifies the definition of “valuation date” to mean January 1 of the year in which taxes are levied for property valued by the county assessor. Various deadlines relating to the property tax valuation process are modified. Repeals sections of statute regulating valuation in the case of new construction. The Department of Revenue is required to conduct sales-ratio studies and issue equalization orders to the county assessor for areas identified as inconsistent with the valuation directives, rules and guidelines issued by the Dept. Changes to sections of statute related to the valuation of assessed property become effective January 1, 2017. Changes to sections of statute related to the assessment process become effective January 1, 2018. AS PASSED HOUSE. First sponsor: Rep. Mitchell   General Comments (all lists):

01/16/2015 Added to BT List

02/02/2015 BT Recommends OPPOSING

02/13/2015 PA approves OPPOSE position


3/18
Senate fin held.
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.
H2320:
FIREARMS; PERMIT HOLDERS; PUBLIC PLACES  
It is not considered misconduct involving weapons to carry a deadly weapon at a public establishment or event if the person possesses a valid concealed weapons permit. Does not apply to public establishments or events that have security personnel and electronic weapons screening devices and that require each person carrying a deadly weapon to leave it in possession of the security personnel while the person is in the establishment or event. Does not apply to the licensed premises of any public establishment or event with a liquor license, to an educational institution or community college district or state university, or to facilities operated by the Arizona State Hospital or a special health care district. AS PASSED HOUSE. First sponsor: Rep. Barton
Others: Rep. Borrelli, Rep. Bowers, Sen. Burges, Rep. Finchem, Rep. Lawrence, Rep. Shope, Sen. Smith, Rep. Thorpe
  General Comments (all lists):

01/26/2015 WR Recommends OPPOSE

01/30/2015 Public Affairs formally adopts OPPOSE position


3/30
Senate COW FAILED to approve after adopting a Kavanagh floor amendment. Roll call: 14-15.
H2331 (Chapter 115):
WORKERS' COMPENSATION; FRAUDULENT CLAIMS; FORFEITURE  
For a person who forfeits all right to workers’ compensation because of knowingly making a false statement, a class 6 (lowest) felony, that forfeiture does not terminate on any subsequent designation of the offense as a misdemeanor. A claimant for workers’ compensation is required to personally sign any monthly or annual income status report that requests the claimant to report employment status or earnings to the insurance carrier or self-insured employer. The reporting document must contain a statement that is in a specified form, which includes a statement that knowingly making a false statement to obtain compensation, benefits or payments is a class 6 felony and is subject to prison, fines, and forfeiture of benefits. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. Fann   General Comments (all lists):

01/26/2015 WR Recommends SUPPORT

01/30/2015 Public Affairs formally adopts SUPPORT position


3/30
signed by governor. Chap. 115, Laws 2015.
H2334:
UNFAIR CLAIM PROCESSING; PROCEDURE; PENALTIES  
A complaint of unfair workers’ compensation claim processing or bad faith must be filed with the Industrial Commission within 60 days after the action or omission alleged as the basis of the complaint occurred. For cases where the Commission finds that unfair claim processing or bad faith occurred, new benefit penalty amounts are established and are based on the specific findings of the claim. In determining the amount of the benefit penalty, the Commission is required to consider the extent of the proven harm to the employee and various other factors. The benefit penalty is the employee’s exclusive remedy for unfair claim processing or bad faith, with some exceptions. The process by which an employer or carrier that is ordered to pay a benefit penalty must pay the penalty is established. The maximum civil penalty the Commission may impose for an employer or carrier with a history or pattern of repeated unfair claim processing practices or bad faith is increased to $5,000, from $1,000. First sponsor: Rep. Fann
Others: Rep. Leach, Rep. Livingston, Rep. Petersen, Sen. Yee
  General Comments (all lists):

01/26/2015 WR Recommends SUPPORT

01/30/2015 Public Affairs formally adopts SUPPORT position


2/18
House ins held.
H2346 (Chapter 210):
MEDICAL MARIJUANA; REIMBURSEMENT; NO REQUIREMENT  
Workers’ compensation carriers and self-insured employers providing workers’ compensation benefits are added to the list of entities that are not required to reimburse a person for costs associated with the medical use of marijuana. Due to voter protection, this bill required the affirmative vote of at least 3/4 of each house of the Legislature for passage. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. Fann
Others: Rep. Borrelli, Rep. Bowers, Rep. Coleman, Rep. Finchem, Rep. Gray, Rep. Mitchell, Rep. Norgaard, Rep. Petersen, Rep. Pratt, Rep. Shope, Rep. Thorpe
  General Comments (all lists):

01/26/2015 WR Recommends SUPPORT

01/30/2015 Public Affairs formally adopts SUPPORT position


4/6
signed by governor. Chap. 210, Laws 2015.
H2347 (Chapter 211):
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE; BASE-PERIOD NOTICES  
When an initial claim for unemployment benefits is filed, the Department of Economic Security is required to promptly notify the claimant’s most recent employer of the claim filing, and the notice must contain the claimant’s stated reason for separation from employment and state that the employer may protest payment to the claimant by returning the protest no later than 10 business days after the date of the notice. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. Fann   General Comments (all lists):

01/26/2015 WR Recommends Support

01/30/2015 Public Affairs formally adopts SUPPORT position


4/6
signed by governor. Chap. 211, 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.
H2360:
LIQUOR LICENSES; STORES; PROXIMITY; EXCEPTION  
The list of liquor licensees exempt from statutory restrictions on licensed premises being near school or church buildings is expanded to include a grocery store that contains at least 4,500 square feet of retail space, that derives less than 50 percent of its gross revenue from the sale of spirituous liquor and that offers fresh produce for sale. AS PASSED HOUSE. First sponsor: Rep. Shope
Others: Rep. Cardenas, Rep. Espinoza, Sen. Meza
  General Comments (all lists):

03/13/2015 Chamber SUPPORTS based on H2334 position


3/16
Senate com-work dev held.
H2364:
UNIVERSITIES; FUNDING REVISIONS  
Various changes relating to funding for the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) and public universities. By October 1 of each year, ABOR is required to submit a report to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee on all tuition revenues received by each university that details the expenditure of all tuition revenues for the prior fiscal year. ABOR is required to annually adopt a performance-based funding model to use in preparing its annual budget request, and the Legislature must use the model to determine the annual increase to the base level of general fund support to the universities. Requirements for the model are specified. First sponsor: Rep. Thorpe   General Comments (all lists):

01/26/2015 WR Recommends SUPPORT

01/30/2015 Public Affairs formally adopts SUPPORT position


3/4
House COW approved with amend #4030; amend 4531 was withdrawn.
H2380:
STATE BUDGET; ESTIMATES; PUBLIC NOTICE  
Beginning in 2016, on or before February 15 of each year, the Director of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee is required to calculate and transmit to the chairmen of specified legislative committees a truth in spending estimate that calculates the amount of general fund appropriations for the current FY plus the total amount of all appropriations from other sources for the current FY, adjusted by the percentage change in the population for the most recent available 12 month period and by the positive or negative percentage change in the cost of living for the most recent available 12 month period. Beginning in FY2016-17, if a standing committee recommends the passage of a general appropriation bill that exceeds the truth in spending estimate, the House and Senate appropriations committees are required to hold a joint truth in spending hearing before the bill receives a full vote of either chamber and to issue a press release in a specified form at least three days before the joint hearing. AS PASSED HOUSE. First sponsor: Rep. Olson   General Comments (all lists):

01/19/2015 Added to BT List

02/02/2015 Reviewed by BT Committee

03/13/205 PA adopts SUPPORT position


3/4
from Senate appro do pass.
H2392:
SCHOOLS; COMMON CORE; PROHIBITION  
The State Board of Education is prohibited from implementing the common core standards, Arizona's college and career ready standards or any other standards or assessments that are developed outside Arizona. The Board is prohibited from adopting or revising standards in a manner that would effectively implement the common core standards, Arizona's college and career ready standards or any other standards or assessments that are developed outside Arizona. Any rules that were previously adopted and that conflict with this prohibition are void on the effective date of this legislation. First sponsor: Rep. Lawrence   General Comments (all lists):

01/30/2015 Public Affairs approves OPPOSE position

01/26/2015 WR Recommends Opposing


1/28
referred to House educ.
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.
H2417 (Chapter 266):
DIRECT PAYMENTS; DEDUCTIBLES  
If a health insurance enrollee pays the direct pay price to an out-of-network health care provider or facility for a lawful health care service that is covered under the enrollee's health care plan, the amount paid by the enrollee must be applied first to his/her in-network deductible, with any remaining monies being applied to his/her out-of-network deductible, if applicable. The amount applied to the in-network deductible must be the amount paid directly or the insurer’s highest in-network contracted rate in Arizona for the service or services, whichever is lower. If an enrollee is enrolled in a high deductible plan that qualifies the enrollee for a health savings account, the health care system is not liable if the enrollee submits a claim for deductible application of a direct pay amount that jeopardizes the enrollee’s status as an individual eligible for favorable tax treatment of the health savings account. Does not create any private right or cause of action for or on behalf of any person against the health insurer. Effective January 1, 2017 and applies to policies, contracts or plans that are issued or renewed beginning January 1, 2017. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. Stevens   General Comments (all lists):

03/17/2015 Added to IHC & PA

OPPOSE position based on 1284


4/10
signed by governor. Chap. 266, Laws 2015.
H2439:
JCCR; MEMBERSHIP  
The legislative members of the Joint Committee on Capital Review are no longer required to be members of the appropriations committees. First sponsor: Rep. Livingston   General Comments (all lists):

03/23/2015 Added to PA & WR Lists

Support based on 2334 (Unfair Claim Processing; Procedure; Penalties)


3/25
from Senate appro with amend #5025.
H2442:
COMM COLLEGE EXPENDITURE LIMITS; RECALCULATION  
After the close of each fiscal year and before the following December 1, the Economic Estimates Commission is required to recalculate the expenditure limitation for each community college district using the October full-time equivalent student report produced by the Auditor General. First sponsor: Rep. Olson   General Comments (all lists):

01/19/2015 Added to BT List

02/02/2015 BT Committee Recommends SUPPORT

02/13/2015 PA approves SUPPORT position


3/9
retained on House COW calendar.
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.
H2478 (Chapter 309):
JTEDS; SATELLITE COURSES; CHARTER SCHOOLS  
The governing board of a Joint Technical Education District (JTED) is authorized to contract with any charter school located within the boundaries of the JTED to allow that charter school to offer career and technical education courses or programs as a satellite campus. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. Boyer   General Comments (all lists):

01/26/2015 WR Recommends SUPPORT

01/30/2015 Public Affairs formally adopts SUPPORT position


4/10
signed by governor. Chap. 309, Laws 2015.
H2495:
MEDICALLY UNDERSERVED AREAS; LOAN REPAYMENT  
The Primary Care Provider Loan Repayment Program may be used to pay off portions of education loans taken out by pharmacists, advance practice providers and behavioral health providers who meet other program qualifications, including service for at least two years in rural areas or high-need health professional-shortage areas. Increases the maximum amount of loans for each provider that may be repaid with Program monies. Repeals the Behavioral Health Practitioners Loan Repayment Program. First sponsor: Rep. Carter
Others: Rep. Brophy McGee
  General Comments (all lists):

01/26/2015 Insurance & Health Care Committee recommends SUPPORT

01/30/2015 Public Affairs Committee votes to Formally SUPPORTS


2/19
see S1194.
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.
H2538 (Chapter 128):
SPECIAL DISTRICTS; TRUTH IN TAXATION  
By February 10 of each year, the county assessor is required to transmit and certify to the governing body of each county flood control district, county free library district, county jail district and public health services district the total net assessed values that are required to compute the property tax levy for that district. If the proposed secondary property tax levy of the district, excluding amounts attributable to new construction, is greater than the amount levied by the district in the preceding year, the governing body is required to publish a notice that meets specified requirement and must hold a truth in taxation hearing concurrently with the adoption of the county budget. The governing body may only consider a motion to levy the increased property taxes by roll call vote. Effective January 1, 2016. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. Mitchell   General Comments (all lists):

01/27/2015 added to BT

02/02/2015 BT recommends Supporting

02/13/2015 PA approves SUPPORT position


3/30
signed by governor. Chap. 128, Laws 2015.
H2568 (Chapter 220):
INSURANCE PREMIUM TAX REDUCTION  
The insurance premium tax rate for insurance other than fire, disability, and health care service and disability insurance is annually reduced from the current rate of 2 percent to specified lower rates in calendar years 2016 through 2025 and to 1.70 percent in calendar year 2026 and beyond. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. Livingston
Others: Rep. Barton, Rep. Borrelli, Rep. Bowers, Rep. Carter, Rep. Cobb, Rep. Coleman, Rep. Fann, Rep. Finchem, Rep. Gray, Rep. Leach, Sen. Lesko, Rep. Lovas, Rep. Olson, Sen. Shooter, Sen. Smith, Rep. Townsend
  General Comments (all lists):

02/04/2015 to IHC and Public Affairs

02/13/2015 PA approves SUPPORT position based on last year's actions & guiding principles.


4/6
signed by governor. Chap. 220, Laws 2015.
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.
H2609 (Chapter 294):
DRIVER LICENSES; REAL ID; RECIPROCITY  
By April 1, 2016, if a driver license applicant or nonoperating identification license applicant requests a license that allows the applicant to board a federally regulated commercial aircraft or to access restricted areas in federal facilities, nuclear power plants or military facilities, the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is required to issue the applicant the driver license or nonoperating license, which must be valid for a period of up to eight years and cannot contain radio frequency identification technology. ADOT is required to adopt rules to implement this requirement, and the fee for these licenses is an amount determined by the ADOT Director. These provisions are conditionally enacted on the state requesting the federal government to grant Arizona a waiver from complying with the requirements of the REAL ID Act of 2005 and the federal government not granting the waiver by January 1, 2021. Additionally, ADOT is permitted to waive the requirements for a written examination and the driving examination for an operator of a motor vehicle holding a valid driver license issued by a foreign country in which the operator previously resided and who applies for an initial driver license in Arizona if a list of specified conditions are met. ADOT is required to publish on its public internet site a current list of foreign countries for which reciprocal operating privileges have been extended and withdrawn. Does not apply to commercial driver licensing. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. Gray   General Comments (all lists):

4/2/2015 Added to PA-- SUPPORT based on 1274 Driver License issue


4/13
signed by governor. Chap. 294, Laws 2015.
H2617 (Chapter 323):
POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS; FINANCIAL AUDIT REPORT  
The deadline for counties, municipalities and community college districts to file financial reports with the Auditor General under the uniform expenditure reporting system is moved to nine months after the close of the FY, instead of four months after, and the authority for the Auditor General to grant an extension is deleted. Counties, municipalities and community college districts are required to post financial statements and audits in a prominent location on their official websites no later than seven business days after the date of filing the statements with the Auditor General, and must be accessible for at least 60 months. If the financial statements are not completed and filed, on or before the adoption of the municipal, county or district budget in the subsequent fiscal year, the municipal governing body, county board of supervisors, or district board is required to include a form in the published budget stating that the financial statements are pending, the reasons for the delay and the estimated date of completion. A copy of the form must be sent to the Auditor General, the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate. Beginning July 1, 2016, a fee is assessed to each council of governments (COG) that receives state shared revenues and to each regional transportation authority (RTA) in counties with a population of more than 400,000 (Pima and Maricopa) that receives state shared revenues as determined by the Department of Revenue. The share of fees assessed to these entities must be in proportion to the aggregate amount of monies distributed to all COGs or RTAs for the FY two years preceding the current FY, as a percentage of aggregate distributions to all relevant local governments for that FY. Counties with a population of more than 200,000 but less than 900,000 persons (Pinal, Mohave, and Yavapai) are authorized to use up to $1 million to meet any county fiscal obligation from any source of county revenue designated by the county, including monies of any countywide special taxing jurisdiction in which the board of supervisors serves as the board of directors. By October 1, 2015, these counties are required to report to the Director of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee if the county used a revenue source for other than its designated purpose to meet a county fiscal obligation. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. Mesnard
Others: Rep. Kern, Rep. Lovas, Rep. Mitchell, Rep. Montenegro, Rep. Shope, Rep. Weninger
  General Comments (all lists):

02/05/2015 Added to BT List

03/17/2015 addes to PA list based on SUPPORT position of 1066 (Political Subdivisions; Financial Audit Reports)


4/14
signed by governor. Chap. 323, Laws 2015.
H2643 (Chapter 321):
SOVEREIGN AUTHORITY; AFFORDABLE CARE ACT  
The state and all political subdivisions are prohibited from using any personnel or financial resources to enforce, administer or cooperate with the Affordable Care Act by funding or implementing a state-based health care exchange or marketplace, limiting the availability of self-funded health insurance programs, funding or aiding in the prosecution of any entity for a violation of the Act, or funding or administering any program or provision of the Act other than those involved with AHCCCS, health insurance navigators and other specified programs. Some exceptions, including that the state and all political subdivisions are permitted to use personnel or financial resources to provide employee health insurance benefits, and those benefits may be in compliance with all provisions of the Act. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. Olson
Others: Rep. Leach
  General Comments (all lists):

02/11/2015 added to IHC List

02/23/2015 IHC Recommends OPPOSE

02/27/2015 Public Affairs formally adopts OPPOSE position


4/10
signed by governor. Chap. 321, Laws 2015.
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.
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.
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.
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.
S1061:
TECH CORRECTION; WAGE RATES  
Minor change in Title 23 (Labor) related to investigation of wage rates. Apparent striker bus. First sponsor: Sen. Griffin   General Comments (all lists):

02/03/2015 Added to WR

02/23/2015 WR reccommends SUPPORT of striker

02/27/2015 Public Affairs formally adopts SUPPORT position

 


2/10
from Senate com-work dev with amend #4094.
S1066 (Chapter 268):
POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS; FINANCIAL AUDIT REPORTS  
Counties, municipalities and community college districts are required to post financial statements and audits in a prominent location on their official websites no later than seven business days after the date of filing the statements with the Auditor General, and must be accessible for at least 60 months. If the financial statements are not completed and filed, on or before the adoption of the municipal, county or district budget in the subsequent fiscal year, the municipal governing body, county board of supervisors, or district board is required to include a form in the published budget stating that the financial statements are pending, the reasons for the delay and the estimated date of completion. A copy of the form must be sent to the Auditor General, the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Sen. Pierce   General Comments (all lists):

01/26/2015 WR Reviewed

02/02/2015 BT Recommends Supporting

02/13/2015 PA approves SUPPORT position

BECAME ANOTHER BILL (2617)


4/13
signed by governor. Chap. 268, Laws 2015.
S1075:
INSURANCE; UNFAIR CLAIM SETTLEMENT PRACTICES  
The Director of the Department of Insurance is required to take enforcement action whenever there is a violation of unfair claim settlement practices statutes. First sponsor: Sen. Barto   General Comments (all lists):

01/26/2015 Insurance & Health Care Committee recommends OPPOSING

01/30/2015 Public Affairs formally adopts OPPOSE position

02/13/15 S/E Posted - Human Rights Committee/Corrections


2/18
Senate hel-hu ser held.
S1088:
EMPOWERMENT SCHOLARSHIP ACCOUNTS; ELIGIBILITY  
For each tax year beginning with 2016, the Department of Revenue is required to adjust the income dollar amounts for each individual income tax rate bracket by the average annual change in the metropolitan Phoenix consumer price index. The revised dollar amounts must be raised to the nearest whole dollar and cannot be revised below the amounts prescribed in the prior tax year. First sponsor: Sen. Lesko
Others: Sen. S. Allen, Sen. Barto, Rep. Barton, Sen. Biggs, Sen. Burges, Rep. Campbell, Rep. Cobb, Sen. Driggs, Rep. Fann, Sen. Farley, Sen. D. Farnsworth, Rep. Finchem, Rep. Gray, Sen. Kavanagh, Rep. Kern, Rep. Leach, Rep. Livingston, Rep. Olson, Rep. Petersen, Sen. Pierce, Sen. Shooter, Rep. Townsend, Sen. Ward, Sen. Worsley
  General Comments (all lists):

01/26/2015 WR Reviewed

01/30/2015 Public Affairs formally adopts SUPPORT position

02/02/2015 BT Recommends SUPPORT

03/23/2015 based on Striker GPCC goes Neutral on this bill

 


4/1
House COW approved with amend #4888 and floor amend #5178. NOTE SHORT TITLE CHANGE.
S1092 (Chapter 7):
AHCCCS; ANNUAL WAIVER SUBMITTALS  
By March 30 of each year, the AHCCCS Director is required to apply to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for waivers or amendments to the current section 1115 waiver to allow Arizona to institute a work requirement for all "able-bodied" "adults" (both defined) receiving AHCCCS services, place a lifetime limit of five years of benefits on able-bodied adults except in specified conditions, and develop and impose meaningful cost-sharing requirements to deter the nonemergency use of emergency departments and the use of ambulance services for nonemergency transportation or when it is not medically necessary. By April 1 of each year, the Director is required to submit a letter to the Governor and the Legislature confirming the submission of the waiver requests. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Sen. Barto   General Comments (all lists):

01/26/2015 Added to IHC List

01/30/2015 Public Affairs approves OPPOSE position


3/6
signed by governor. Chap. 7, 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.
S1133:
TPT; MUNICIPALITIES; CUSTOMER REFUND CLAIMS  
A customer who paid to a “vendor” (defined) an amount equal to a transaction privilege tax that was passed on by the vendor to the customer or who paid a use tax to a vendor is permitted to file a claim for a refund of the tax if the vendor assigns to the customer its right to claim an amount equal to any tax and interest that the vendor could otherwise claim. The process for customers to file claims under these provisions is specified. If a vendor fails or refuses to assign its right to a claim within 60 days of the customer’s written request or if the vendor is no longer in business, the customer may provide the Department of Revenue or municipal tax collector with a statement explaining the efforts made to obtain an assignment from the vendor, which must contain specified information. The Dept or tax collector must attempt to notify the vendor of the claim and continue processing the claim. On paying or crediting monies to the customer pursuant to the claim, the Dept or tax collector must amend the vendor’s returns or account to reflect the amount paid or credited. The Dept or tax collector may disallow a claim filed by a customer if the Dept already paid or credited a refund arising from the same transaction. The Dept or tax collector is required to notify the customer and the vendor of any disallowed claim. Retroactive to January 1, 2015, The list of exemptions from the retail classification of transaction privilege tax is expanded to include sales of “works of fine art” (defined elsewhere in statute) to nonresidents if the vendor ships or delivers the work of fine art to a destination out of state. AS PASSED HOUSE. First sponsor: Sen. Lesko   General Comments (all lists):

01/20/2015 Added to BT

02/02/2015 BT Committee Recommends Supporting

02/13/2015 PA approves SUPPORT position


4/2
passed House 34-25; ready for Senate action on House amendments.
S1136 (Chapter 39):
NURSING FACILITY ASSESSMENT; CONTINUATION  
The repeal date for the quality assessment on health care items and services provided by nursing facilities, which is used for supplemental payments to nursing facilities for covered Medicaid expenditures in order to obtain federal financial participation in the services, is extended eight years to October 1, 2023. If a nursing facility does not pay the full amount of the assessment when due, the AHCCCS Administration is authorized to suspend or revoke the facility’s AHCCCS provider agreement registration. Subject to approval by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a nursing facility located outside of Arizona cannot receive payments for quarterly nursing facility adjustments. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Sen. Barto
Others: Sen. S. Allen, Rep. Barton, Rep. Borrelli, Rep. Carter, Rep. Hale, Sen. Hobbs, Rep. Lawrence, Rep. Meyer, Rep. Pratt, Rep. Rios, Rep. Shope, Rep. Thorpe, Sen. Ward
  General Comments (all lists):

1/26/2015 Added to IHC

02/23/2015 IHC recommends SUPPORT

02/27/2015 Public Affairs formally adopts SUPPORT position


3/23
signed by governor. Chap. 39, Laws 2015.
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.
S1167:
PHOTO RADAR; PROHIBITION  
State agencies and local authorities are prohibited from using a photo enforcement system to identify violators of traffic control devices and speed regulations. Statutes authorizing and regulating photo enforcement are repealed. First sponsor: Sen. Ward
Others: Sen. Burges, Sen. Kavanagh, Sen. Yee
  General Comments (all lists):

01/14/2015 Added to TI List

02/03/2015 TI Committee Reviewed

03/13/2015 PA Adopts OPPOSE position


2/23
Senate COW FAILED to approve. Roll call: 13-15.
S1188 (Chapter 227):
INTERNAL REVENUE CODE CONFORMITY  
Makes changes to the state's income tax laws so that they conform to the IRS Code in effect as of January 1, 2015. An annual exercise. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Sen. Lesko   General Comments (all lists):

01/20/2015 Added to BT

02/02/2015 BT recommends SUPPORT

02/13/2015 PA approves SUPPORT position


4/9
signed by governor. Chap. 227, Laws 2015.
S1192:
COMMUNITY COLLEGE TUITION FINANCING DIST  
Beginning January 1, 2015, provisional community college districts are renamed community college tuition financing districts. Tuition financing districts are formed and have the same powers and duties that provisional districts had, except that the county board of supervisors is required to serve as the governing board of a tuition financing district (a provisional district governing board was elected). A provisional district that began operations before January 1, 2015 is permitted to continue to operate as such and is subject to or not subject to specified regulations. AS PASSED SENATE. First sponsor: Sen. Ward
Others: Sen. Begay, Sen. Bradley, Sen. Dial, Rep. Stevens, Sen. Yee
  General Comments (all lists):

03/18/2015 Added to PA, adopt OPPOSE position based on 1167 position (Photo Radar; Prohibition)


3/19
House gov-higher ed FAILED (3-5).
S1194 (Chapter 3):
MEDICALLY UNDERSERVED AREAS; LOAN REPAYMENT  
The Primary Care Provider Loan Repayment Program (Program) and the Rural Private Primary Care Provider Loan Repayment Program (Rural Program) may be used to pay off portions of education loans taken out by pharmacists, "advance practice providers" (defined as a physician assistant or registered nurse practitioner) and "behavioral health providers" (defined) who meet other Program or Rural Program qualifications, including service for at least two years in rural areas, high-need health professional-shortage areas or medically underserved areas. Increases the maximum amount of loans for each provider that may be repaid with Program monies. The Department of Health Services is permitted to implement the Program independent of federal grants based on the needs of Arizona, and to use monies to develop programs such as employer recruitment assistance to increase participation in the Program. Repeals the Behavioral Health Practitioners Loan Repayment Program. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Sen. Griffin   General Comments (all lists):

02/01/2015 Added to IHC List

01/30/2015 Public Affairs formally adopts SUPPORT


2/24
signed by governor. Chap. 3, Laws 2015.
S1241 (Chapter 271):
AUXILIARY CONTAINERS; REGULATION; PROHIBITION  
Counties and municipalities are prohibited from requiring an owner, operator or tenant of a business, commercial building or multifamily housing property to measure and report energy usage and consumption. Counties and municipalities are prohibited from imposing a tax, fee, assessment, charge or return deposit on a consumer or an owner, operator or tenant of a business, commercial building or multifamily housing property for "auxiliary containers" (defined as reusable bags, disposable bags, boxes, beverage cans, bottles, cups and containers that are made from specified materials and that are used for transporting merchandise). Counties and municipalities are prohibited from regulating the sale, use or disposition of auxiliary containers by an owner, operator or tenant of a business, commercial building or multifamily housing property. Does not prevent a county or municipality from continuing a voluntary recycling and waste reduction program or ensuring that discarded auxiliary containers defined as solid waste are disposed of properly. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Sen. Barto   General Comments (all lists):

02/01/2015 Added to IHC List

02/23/2015 IHC Reviewed

03/27/2015 PA adopted SUPPORT position


4/13
signed by governor. Chap. 271, Laws 2015.
S1274:
ADOT OMNIBUS  
Various changes related to the Department of Transportation. The Director of the Dept is authorized to establish alternative methods and use contracted private persons for the administration and oversight of programs, functions or persons that are subject to Title 28 (Transportation), and to adopt rules to administer these methods and contracts. The Dept is authorized to establish a program to lease or sell advertising on nonhighway assets of the Dept and to allow monetary sponsorship of facilities and other assets of the Dept. The Dept is permitted to generate revenue from any advertising or sponsorship program and to contract with a third party to perform any or all aspects of the program. The list of transportation-related statutes that the State Transportation Board and the Director of the Dept are not exempt from is expanded, and the list of purposes for which they are exempt is modified. The list of reasons for which the Dept may issue a vehicle certificate of title without registration is expanded to include that the vehicle is a trailer or semitrailer that will be used in interstate commerce and that is registered in another state. Reduces the amount of time a temporary registration is valid to 60 days, from 90 days. Authority to appoint a special assistant for the regional transportation plan is transferred to the “regional planning agency” (defined), from the Director of the Dept. If the speed at which the person is alleged to have driven or at which the court finds the person drove is 10 miles per hour or less over the maximum speed limit, the offense is designated as a waste of finite resources and is a civil traffic violation. If the speed at which the person is alleged to have driven or at which the court finds the person drove is 11 miles per hour or more over the maximum speed limit, the offense is designated as a civil traffic violation and is subject to a civil penalty as provided in statute. Does not apply to a school crossing, state highway work zone, speed zone or business or residential district. For property owned by the Dept that has been listed for sale for at least one year, the Dept is authorized to reduce the down payment requirement to at least 10 percent down for property with an appraised value of up to $100,000 and to at least 15 percent down for property with an appraised value of more than $100,000 but not more than $150,000, instead of at least 20 percent down. The Department of Transportation is authorized to issue special first responder license plates if a person pays $32,000 in start-up costs by December 31, 2015. Of the $25 annual fee, $8 is an administrative fee and $17 is a donation to the newly established First Responder Special Plate Fund, to be allocated to a nonprofit organization that offers financial assistance and other support to families of public safety officers and firefighters who are seriously injured or killed in the line of duty. AS PASSED HOUSE. First sponsor: Sen. Worsley
Others: Rep. Coleman
  General Comments (all lists):

03/27/2015 PA adopts SUPPORT position conditional upon removal of "need for speed" amendment


4/2
House COW approved with amend #4910, #5086 and floor amend #5200, #5201, #5202 and #5203. Passed House 31-27; ready for Senate action on House amendments.
S1284:
DIRECT PAYMENTS; PROVIDERS; FACILITIES; DEDUCTIBLE  
If a health insurance enrollee pays the direct pay price to a health care provider or facility for a lawful health care service which is covered under the enrollee's health care plan, the amount paid by the enrollee must be applied to his/her in-network deductible, with any remaining monies being applied to his/her out-of-network deductible, regardless of whether the provider or facility is a contracted network provider for the enrollee’s health care plan. AS PASSED SENATE. First sponsor: Sen. Barto
Others: Sen. Lesko, Sen. Ward
  General Comments (all lists):

02/01/2015 Added to IHC List

02/11/2015 Added to PA List

02/13/2015 PA approves OPPOSE position

BECAME 2417 (Direct Paymentsl Deductibles)


3/11
from House hel do pass.
S1289 (Chapter 76):
SCHOOLS; LETTER CLASSIFICATION; TRANSITION PROCESS  
The Department of Education is prohibited from assigning schools or school districts letter grade classifications for school years 2014-15 and 2015-16 in order for the Department of Education to develop and implement a revised accountability system for schools and school districts, subject to the approval of the Board of Education. Other transitional provisions are specified. The Board is required to report to the Governor and the Legislature by December 15, 2015 with proposed legislation to implement the revised accountability system for schools and school districts. A student's score on a statewide assessment cannot be used as a factor in determining the student's letter grade in any particular course in school years 2014-15 and 2015-16. Retroactive to July 1, 2014. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. In his signing message, the Governor urged the Board of Education to set the bar high, look to best practices in other states, and use the transition period wisely. He stated that parents should continue to have access to school performance indicators and that once complete, the A-F system should be simple for parents to understand and have clear expectations of quality for schools to follow. First sponsor: Sen. Ward   General Comments (all lists):

02/03/2015 Added to WR

02/23/2015 WR Recommends SUPPORT position

02/27/2015 Public Affairs formally adopts SUPPORT position


3/26
signed by governor. Chap. 76, Laws 2015. 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.
S1315:
INCOMPENTENT AND DANGEROUS DEFENDANTS; TREATMENT  
The list of conditions under which the court may order a defendant to be involuntarily confined until an examination of competency to stand trial is completed is expanded to include that the defendant is charged with a “serious offense” or a “violent or aggravated felony” (both defined elsewhere in statute). If a mental health expert determines that there is no substantial probability that a defendant will regain competency to stand trial within 21 months, the expert’s report must include whether the defendant should be considered “dangerous” (defined) or may be a sexually violent person. If the court holds a competency hearing, the state is required to prove by clear and convincing evidence that the defendant is dangerous and committed the charged offense. The court is permitted to retain jurisdiction over a defendant throughout the time necessary to determine the defendant's appropriate treatment options and the implementation of the court's treatment orders. The court is authorized to order an assessment to determine the defendant's eligibility for private insurance or public benefits that may be applied to the expenses of the treatment. Counties are authorized to establish a behavioral health advisory board to recommend to the court a continuum of care plan for a defendant and supervise the delivery of services to the defendant, and powers and duties of an advisory board are specified. More. First sponsor: Sen. Driggs
Others: Sen. Barto, Rep. Boyer, Rep. Fann, Sen. Farley, Sen. Kavanagh, Rep. Steele, Sen. Worsley
  General Comments (all lists):

02/23/2015 Added to IHC List

02/23/2015 IHC Committee Recommends OPPOSE

02/27/2015 Public Affairs formally adopts OPPOSE position


2/24
from Senate rules okay.
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.
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.
S1420:
HEALTH INSURANCE; FORMULARY; DISCLOSURE  
Health insurers offering or renewing a health plan on or after January 1, 2017 are required to post the “formulary” (defined) for the health plan on the insurer’s website in a manner that is accessible and searchable by the enrollees, potential enrollees and providers. Information that must be included in the published formulary is specified. First sponsor: Sen. Barto   General Comments (all lists):

02/01/2015 Added to IHC List

02/11/2015 Added to PA List

02/13/2015 PA approves OPPOSE position


2/3
referred to Senate hel-hu ser, fin ins.
S1454:
INSURANCE; COST SHARING; THERAPY SERVICES  
Health and disability insurers are prohibited from imposing as a limitation on treatment or level of coverage a copayment, coinsurance or deductible amount for services provided by a licensed chiropractor, physical therapist, occupational therapist or respiratory care examiner that is higher than the copayment, coinsurance or deductible amount for the services of a “primary care physician” (as defined in the health insurance plan) licensed as a medical doctor or doctor of osteopathy for the same medically necessary treatment or condition. First sponsor: Sen. D. Farnsworth   General Comments (all lists):

02/01/2015 Added to IHC List

02/11/2015 Added to PA List

02/13/2015 PA approves OPPOSE position


2/5
withdrawn from Senate hel-hu ser, fin-ins.
S1458:
SCHOOLS; ACADEMIC STANDARDS; TESTS  
Each school district and charter school governing board (school board) is required to adopt its own academic standards, which must meet or exceed the standards adopted by the State Board of Education for use during or after the 1998-99 school year. School boards are required to submit the standards to the Superintendent of Public Instruction for approval, and the Superintendent must approve the standards if they meet or exceed the standards adopted by the Board for use during or after the 1998-99 school year. School boards are also required to adopt an "instrument to measure standards" test, and this test replaces the AIMS test in statute. The Department of Education is required to post on their website a list containing at least four nationally standardized norm-referenced achievement tests that may be adopted by school boards. First sponsor: Sen. Ward
Others: Sen. S. Allen, Rep. Borrelli, Rep. Bowers, Sen. Burges, Sen. D. Farnsworth, Rep. Finchem, Rep. Gray, Rep. Leach, Rep. Townsend
  General Comments (all lists):

02/03/2015 Added to WR

02/23/2015 WR Recommends OPPOSE

02/27/2015 Public Affairs formally adopts OPPOSE position


2/23
FAILED to pass Senate 10-19.
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.