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52nd Legislature - 2nd Regular Session, 2016 Friday, Nov 24 2017 11:48 PM
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H2010: COLLECTION; VOTED EARLY BALLOTS; LIMITATION

A person who knowingly collects more than two voted or unvoted early ballots during any two-year election cycle is guilty of a class 6 (lowest) felony. Does not apply to a family member, household member or caregiver of the voter or to a candidate or a candidate's spouse.

First sponsor: Rep. Kern


 
H2010 Daily History  Date Action
COLLECTION; VOTED EARLY BALLOTS; LIMITATION 2/8 House elect held.
COLLECTION; VOTED EARLY BALLOTS; LIMITATION 2/2 withdrawn from House jud.
COLLECTION; VOTED EARLY BALLOTS; LIMITATION 1/13 referred to House jud, elect.
H2055: CLASS SIX PROPERTY; ELDERLY HOMEOWNERS

The list of property classified as class six for property tax purposes is expanded to include real and personal property and improvements to the property that are used as the owner's primary residence, that are owned by an individual who qualifies for property valuation protection under the state Constitution (for which a person must be age 65 or older), and that are valued at full cash value. Other requirements to qualify for this classification are specified. Does not apply to real property and improvements with a full cash value of $600,000 or more unless the property qualified for valuation protection under the state Constitution as of December 31, 2016. AS PASSED HOUSE.

First sponsor: Rep. Cardenas


 
H2055 Daily History  Date Action
CLASS SIX PROPERTY; ELDERLY HOMEOWNERS 3/1 referred to Senate fin.
CLASS SIX PROPERTY; ELDERLY HOMEOWNERS 2/24 passed House 40-18; ready for Senate.
CLASS SIX PROPERTY; ELDERLY HOMEOWNERS 2/16 from House rules okay. House COW approved with floor amend #4293, a substitute for amend 4136.
CLASS SIX PROPERTY; ELDERLY HOMEOWNERS 2/8 from House ways-means with amend #4136.
CLASS SIX PROPERTY; ELDERLY HOMEOWNERS 1/12 referred to House ways-means.
H2099: DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES; TERMINOLOGY; SETTINGS

A residential family homes that is responsible for the supervision and care of a child or children with a developmental disability is renamed a "child development home" instead of a "child development foster home" and the responsible party or licenses is referred to as the "developmental home provider" instead of the foster parent. Statutes establishing regulations for "secure facilities" and related references are deleted. For the purpose of statutes regulating health care institutions, a “community residential setting” (defined) is excluded from the definition of “health care institution.” A regular foster home is required to apply for certification as a child developmental certified home if the Department of Child Safety (DCS) has placed a foster child with a developmental disability in the foster home or if the Department of Economic Security (DES) has determined that a foster child in the foster home has a developmental disability. Does not apply to a regular foster home or group foster home with a foster child with a developmental disability who was placed in the home before the effective date of this legislation. DES is authorized to certify a licensed foster home as a child developmental certified home. DCS is prohibited from placing any additional foster child in the home after certification unless DES recertifies the home for the new placement. The maximum number of foster children who may be placed in a child developmental certified home is five, with no more than three children with developmental disabilities. Establishes requirements for inspections and monitoring of child developmental certified homes, and factors that DES must consider when determining whether to grant a certification. A certification expires annually and is subject to renewal by DES. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. J. Allen


 
H2099 Daily History  Date Action
DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES; TERMINOLOGY; SETTINGS 5/17 signed by governor. Chap. 286, Laws 2016.
DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES; TERMINOLOGY; SETTINGS 5/7 House concurred in Senate amendments and passed on final reading 55-1; ready for governor.
DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES; TERMINOLOGY; SETTINGS 5/4 House concurred in Senate amendments.
DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES; TERMINOLOGY; SETTINGS 3/24 passed Senate 29-0; ready for House action on Senate amendments.
DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES; TERMINOLOGY; SETTINGS 3/22 Senate COW approved with floor amend #4998 and #4997, a substitute for amend 4556.
DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES; TERMINOLOGY; SETTINGS 3/8 from Senate rules okay.
DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES; TERMINOLOGY; SETTINGS 2/29 from Senate hel-hu ser with amend #4556.
DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES; TERMINOLOGY; SETTINGS 2/24 Senate hel-hu ser amended; report awaited.
DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES; TERMINOLOGY; SETTINGS 2/16 referred to Senate hel-hu ser.
DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES; TERMINOLOGY; SETTINGS 2/9 passed House 58-0; ready for Senate.
DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES; TERMINOLOGY; SETTINGS 2/8 House COW approved with floor amend #4127.
DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES; TERMINOLOGY; SETTINGS 2/4 retained on House COW calendar.
DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES; TERMINOLOGY; SETTINGS 2/2 stricken from House consent calendar by Allen.
DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES; TERMINOLOGY; SETTINGS 2/2 from House rules okay.
DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES; TERMINOLOGY; SETTINGS 2/1 to House consent calendar.
DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES; TERMINOLOGY; SETTINGS 1/26 from House child-fam do pass.
DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES; TERMINOLOGY; SETTINGS 1/13 referred to House child-fam.
H2100: STATE AGENCY REPORTS; ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION

State government is authorized to submit all statutorily required reports and budget estimates electronically, and is required to post all statutorily required reports and budget estimates online. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. J. Allen


 
H2100 Daily History  Date Action
STATE AGENCY REPORTS; ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION 5/6 signed by governor. Chap. 115, Laws 2016.
STATE AGENCY REPORTS; ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION 5/4 passed Senate 29-0; ready for governor.
STATE AGENCY REPORTS; ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION 3/29 Senate COW approved.
STATE AGENCY REPORTS; ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION 3/28 from Senate rules okay.
STATE AGENCY REPORTS; ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION 3/17 from Senate hel-hu ser do pass.
STATE AGENCY REPORTS; ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION 3/16 Senate hel-hu ser do pass; report awaited.
STATE AGENCY REPORTS; ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION 3/9 further referred to Senate hel-hu ser.
STATE AGENCY REPORTS; ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION 3/3 referred to Senate rules only.
STATE AGENCY REPORTS; ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION 3/1 passed House 58-0; ready for Senate.
STATE AGENCY REPORTS; ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION 2/25 House COW approved with floor amend #4586.
STATE AGENCY REPORTS; ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION 2/23 from House rules okay.
STATE AGENCY REPORTS; ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION 2/18 from House gov-higher ed do pass.
STATE AGENCY REPORTS; ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION 2/8 referred to House gov-higher ed.
H2104: ASRS; RETENTION OF CREDITED SERVICE

An employee who is employed with an Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) employer in a position that was exempt from ASRS membership because the position was not included in agreements providing for the employee's coverage under the federal old-age and survivors insurance system but on whose behalf the employer has remitted ASRS contributions will retain credited service for the period of employment for which the employer remitted ASRS contributions on the employee's behalf. Retroactive to July 1, 2015, at a retired ASRS member's election, the retired member may return to work as a state elected official who is subject to term limits and still be eligible to receive retirement benefits. Emergency clause. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Lovas


 
H2104 Daily History  Date Action
ASRS; RETENTION OF CREDITED SERVICE 5/17 signed by governor. Chap. 320, Laws 2016.
ASRS; RETENTION OF CREDITED SERVICE 5/6 House concurred in Senate amendments and passed on final reading 53-1; ready for governor.
ASRS; RETENTION OF CREDITED SERVICE 3/17 passed Senate 29-0; ready for House action on Senate amendments.
ASRS; RETENTION OF CREDITED SERVICE 3/15 Senate COW approved with floor amend #4898, a substitute for amend 4526.
ASRS; RETENTION OF CREDITED SERVICE 3/8 from Senate rules okay.
ASRS; RETENTION OF CREDITED SERVICE 2/25 from Senate fin with amend #4526.
ASRS; RETENTION OF CREDITED SERVICE 2/24 Senate fin amended; report awaited.
ASRS; RETENTION OF CREDITED SERVICE 2/16 referred to Senate fin.
ASRS; RETENTION OF CREDITED SERVICE 2/4 passed House 56-0; ready for Senate.
ASRS; RETENTION OF CREDITED SERVICE 2/2 from House rules okay.
ASRS; RETENTION OF CREDITED SERVICE 2/1 to House consent calendar.
ASRS; RETENTION OF CREDITED SERVICE 1/21 from House gov-higher ed do pass.
ASRS; RETENTION OF CREDITED SERVICE 1/13 referred to House gov-higher ed.
H2106: HOAS; ENFORCEMENT GRACE PERIOD

A homeowners' association or condominium association member has 21 calendar days, increased from 10 business days, after the date of a written notice of violation to provide a written response to the HOA. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Lovas


 
H2106 Daily History  Date Action
HOAS; ENFORCEMENT GRACE PERIOD 5/12 signed by governor. Chap. 230, Laws 2016.
HOAS; ENFORCEMENT GRACE PERIOD 5/7 passed Senate 18-9; ready for governor.
HOAS; ENFORCEMENT GRACE PERIOD 5/6 House adopted conference report #5132 and passed on final reading 40-15; awaits Senate final vote.
HOAS; ENFORCEMENT GRACE PERIOD 4/11 Senate adopted conference report #5132. Awaits House adoption and final vote in both houses.
HOAS; ENFORCEMENT GRACE PERIOD 3/30 House refused to concur in Senate amendments and named Lovas, Alston and Thorpe to a FREE conference committee. Senate named Kavanagh, Lesko and Quezada.
HOAS; ENFORCEMENT GRACE PERIOD 3/17 passed Senate 18-11; ready for House action on Senate amendments.
HOAS; ENFORCEMENT GRACE PERIOD 3/16 Senate COW approved with amend #4760 and floor amend #4924.
HOAS; ENFORCEMENT GRACE PERIOD 3/14 retained on Senate COW calendar.
HOAS; ENFORCEMENT GRACE PERIOD 3/8 from Senate rules okay.
HOAS; ENFORCEMENT GRACE PERIOD 3/3 from Senate gov with amend #4760.
HOAS; ENFORCEMENT GRACE PERIOD 2/18 referred to Senate gov.
HOAS; ENFORCEMENT GRACE PERIOD 2/16 passed House 47-13; ready for Senate.
HOAS; ENFORCEMENT GRACE PERIOD 2/11 House COW approved with floor amend #4235.
HOAS; ENFORCEMENT GRACE PERIOD 2/9 stricken from House consent calendar by Cardenas, Lovas.
HOAS; ENFORCEMENT GRACE PERIOD 2/8 from House rules okay. To House consent calendar.
HOAS; ENFORCEMENT GRACE PERIOD 1/21 from House gov-higher ed do pass.
HOAS; ENFORCEMENT GRACE PERIOD 1/13 referred to House gov-higher ed.
H2109: PHARMACISTS; LICENSURE

The Board of Pharmacy must require each applicant for an initial license to apply for a fingerprint clearance card, and the requirement for applicants to submit to the Board a full set of fingerprints for obtaining a criminal records check is deleted. If an applicant is denied a fingerprint clearance card, the applicant may request that the Board consider the applicant notwithstanding the denial, and the Board may approve the application if the Board determines that the applicant’s criminal history does not alone disqualify the applicant from licensure. Also, the Board is authorized to license as a pharmacist, without a pharmacist licensure examination, a person who is licensed as a pharmacist by a pharmacist licensure examination in another jurisdiction if the person holds the license in good standing for any period of time, instead of for at least one year. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Boyer


 
H2109 Daily History  Date Action
PHARMACISTS; LICENSURE 5/17 signed by governor. Chap. 288, Laws 2016.
PHARMACISTS; LICENSURE 5/6 House concurred in Senate amendments and passed on final reading 54-0; ready for governor.
PHARMACISTS; LICENSURE 3/30 passed Senate 29-0; ready for House action on Senate amendments.
PHARMACISTS; LICENSURE 3/29 Senate COW approved with amend #4962 and floor amend #5051.
PHARMACISTS; LICENSURE 3/28 from Senate rules okay.
PHARMACISTS; LICENSURE 3/21 from Senate hel-hu ser with amend #4962.
PHARMACISTS; LICENSURE 3/16 Senate hel-hu ser amended; report awaited.
PHARMACISTS; LICENSURE 2/16 referred to Senate hel-hu ser.
PHARMACISTS; LICENSURE 1/28 passed House 57-0; ready for Senate.
PHARMACISTS; LICENSURE 1/26 from House rules okay.
PHARMACISTS; LICENSURE 1/25 to House consent calendar.
PHARMACISTS; LICENSURE 1/19 from House hel do pass.
PHARMACISTS; LICENSURE 1/13 referred to House hel.
H2152: CONSUMER LENDERS; REFERRAL FEES; INSURANCE

Consumer lender licensees are no longer prohibited from paying a fee, commission or bonus or from giving anything of value to any merchant, dealer or consumer for referring consumer lender loan business. The list of types of insurance that may be sold to the consumer in connection with a consumer lender loan is expanded to include accidental death and dismemberment insurance and disability income protection insurance. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Weninger
Others: Rep. Cobb, Rep. Fann, Rep. Livingston, Rep. Mesnard, Rep. Mitchell, Rep. Norgaard


 
H2152 Daily History  Date Action
CONSUMER LENDERS; REFERRAL FEES; INSURANCE 3/24 signed by governor. Chap. 63, Laws 2016.
CONSUMER LENDERS; REFERRAL FEES; INSURANCE 3/17 passed Senate 16-14; ready for governor.
CONSUMER LENDERS; REFERRAL FEES; INSURANCE 3/15 Senate COW approved.
CONSUMER LENDERS; REFERRAL FEES; INSURANCE 3/8 from Senate rules okay.
CONSUMER LENDERS; REFERRAL FEES; INSURANCE 3/7 to Senate consent calendar. Stricken from Senate consent calendar by Hobbs.
CONSUMER LENDERS; REFERRAL FEES; INSURANCE 2/25 from Senate fin ins do pass.
CONSUMER LENDERS; REFERRAL FEES; INSURANCE 2/16 referred to Senate fin ins.
CONSUMER LENDERS; REFERRAL FEES; INSURANCE 1/28 passed House 35-22; ready for Senate.
CONSUMER LENDERS; REFERRAL FEES; INSURANCE 1/28 House COW approved.
CONSUMER LENDERS; REFERRAL FEES; INSURANCE 1/26 stricken from House consent calendar by McCune Davis.
CONSUMER LENDERS; REFERRAL FEES; INSURANCE 1/26 from House rules okay.
CONSUMER LENDERS; REFERRAL FEES; INSURANCE 1/25 to House consent calendar.
CONSUMER LENDERS; REFERRAL FEES; INSURANCE 1/19 from House bank-fin do pass.
CONSUMER LENDERS; REFERRAL FEES; INSURANCE 1/19 referred to House bank-fin.
H2153: VLT EXEMPTION; MILITARY MEMBERS; SPOUSES

Beginning January 1, 2017, an Arizona resident who is a surviving spouse or "dependent" (defined) of a deceased member of the U.S. military who was killed in the line of duty or who died from injuries suffered in the line of duty is exempt from vehicle license taxes and registration fees. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Borrelli
Others: Rep. Finchem, Rep. Shope


 
H2153 Daily History  Date Action
VLT EXEMPTION; MILITARY MEMBERS; SPOUSES 5/12 signed by governor. Chap. 213, Laws 2016.
VLT EXEMPTION; MILITARY MEMBERS; SPOUSES 5/5 passed House on final reading 45-11; ready for governor.
VLT EXEMPTION; MILITARY MEMBERS; SPOUSES 5/4 House concurred in Senate amendments.
VLT EXEMPTION; MILITARY MEMBERS; SPOUSES 4/20 passed Senate 26-0; ready for House action on Senate amendments.
VLT EXEMPTION; MILITARY MEMBERS; SPOUSES 4/19 Senate COW approved with floor amend #5178.
VLT EXEMPTION; MILITARY MEMBERS; SPOUSES 4/18 from Senate rules okay.
VLT EXEMPTION; MILITARY MEMBERS; SPOUSES 3/23 from Senate appro do pass.
VLT EXEMPTION; MILITARY MEMBERS; SPOUSES 3/22 Senate appro do pass; report awaited.
VLT EXEMPTION; MILITARY MEMBERS; SPOUSES 3/16 from Senate pub-mil-tech do pass.
VLT EXEMPTION; MILITARY MEMBERS; SPOUSES 3/2 from Senate trans do pass.
VLT EXEMPTION; MILITARY MEMBERS; SPOUSES 2/18 referred to Senate trans, pub-mil-tech, appro.
VLT EXEMPTION; MILITARY MEMBERS; SPOUSES 2/16 passed House 51-9; ready for Senate.
VLT EXEMPTION; MILITARY MEMBERS; SPOUSES 2/11 House COW approved with floor amend #4232.
VLT EXEMPTION; MILITARY MEMBERS; SPOUSES 2/8 from House rules okay. To House consent calendar.
VLT EXEMPTION; MILITARY MEMBERS; SPOUSES 2/2 from House trans-inf do pass.
VLT EXEMPTION; MILITARY MEMBERS; SPOUSES 2/2 House trans-inf do pass; report awaited.
VLT EXEMPTION; MILITARY MEMBERS; SPOUSES 1/21 referred to House trans-inf.
H2163: GOVERNOR'S STATUTORY REVIEW COMMITTEE (TECH CORRECTION; REGENTS; LAND FUNDS)

Establishes a 7-member Governor's Statutory Review Committee to review any statute and determine whether the statute is necessary and whether the statute needs to be amended or repealed. By December 15 of each year, the Committee is required to report regarding its activities and recommendations for legislative action to the Governor and the Legislature. The Committee terminates on July 1, 2024. AS PASSED HOUSE.

First sponsor: Rep. Thorpe


 
H2163 Daily History  Date Action
GOVERNOR'S STATUTORY REVIEW COMMITTEE 4/5 from Senate rules with a technical amendment.
GOVERNOR'S STATUTORY REVIEW COMMITTEE 3/23 from Senate appro with amend #5001.
GOVERNOR'S STATUTORY REVIEW COMMITTEE 3/17 referred to Senate appro.
GOVERNOR'S STATUTORY REVIEW COMMITTEE 3/3 passed House 35-22; ready for Senate.
GOVERNOR'S STATUTORY REVIEW COMMITTEE 3/2 House COW approved with amend #4561 and floor amend #4737. NOTE SHORT TITLE CHANGE.
TECH CORRECTION; REGENTS; LAND FUNDS 3/1 from House rules okay.
TECH CORRECTION; REGENTS; LAND FUNDS 2/25 from House appro with amend #4561.
TECH CORRECTION; REGENTS; LAND FUNDS 2/17 withdrawn from House gov-higher ed and additionally referred to appro.
TECH CORRECTION; REGENTS; LAND FUNDS 2/16 referred to House gov-higher ed.
H2178: AZ SILVER-HAIRED LEGISLATURE

Establishes the Arizona Silver Haired Legislature, a nonpartisan panel consisting of Arizona citizens who are at least 60 years of age and who are elected by their peers, to identify and discuss policy issues and annually submit its recommendations to the Governor and the Legislature. The panel terminates on July 1, 2024. AS PASSED HOUSE.

First sponsor: Rep. Gabaldon
Others: Rep. Andrade, Rep. Bolding, Rep. Cardenas, Sen. Dalessandro, Rep. Espinoza, Rep. Fernandez, Rep. Friese, Rep. Hale, Rep. Larkin, Rep. McCune Davis, Rep. Plumlee, Rep. Saldate, Rep. Velasquez


 
H2178 Daily History  Date Action
AZ SILVER-HAIRED LEGISLATURE 5/7 referred to Senate rules.
AZ SILVER-HAIRED LEGISLATURE 3/3 passed House 39-18; ready for Senate.
AZ SILVER-HAIRED LEGISLATURE 3/1 House COW approved with amend #4368.
AZ SILVER-HAIRED LEGISLATURE 2/23 from House rules okay.
AZ SILVER-HAIRED LEGISLATURE 2/18 from House appro with amend #4368.
AZ SILVER-HAIRED LEGISLATURE 1/28 from House gov-higher ed do pass.
AZ SILVER-HAIRED LEGISLATURE 1/28 House gov-higher ed do pass; report awaited.
AZ SILVER-HAIRED LEGISLATURE 1/21 referred to House gov-higher ed, appro.
H2179: CRITICAL HEALTH INFO; EMERGENCY RESPONDERS

Municipalities and counties are authorized to establish by ordinance a program to provide "emergency responders" (defined) with critical health information about program participants so that emergency responders may aid program participants who are involved in motor vehicle emergencies or accidents and who are unable to communicate. Program requirements are specified and program participants may be charged a nominal fee for program costs. AS PASSED HOUSE.

First sponsor: Rep. Gabaldon
Others: Rep. Andrade, Rep. Bolding, Rep. Cardenas, Sen. Dalessandro, Rep. Espinoza, Rep. Fernandez, Rep. Friese, Rep. Hale, Rep. Larkin, Rep. McCune Davis, Rep. Mendez, Rep. Plumlee, Rep. Velasquez


 
H2179 Daily History  Date Action
CRITICAL HEALTH INFO; EMERGENCY RESPONDERS 5/7 referred to Senate rules.
CRITICAL HEALTH INFO; EMERGENCY RESPONDERS 2/18 House COW approved with amend #4162 and floor amend #4413. Passed House 54-3; ready for Senate.
CRITICAL HEALTH INFO; EMERGENCY RESPONDERS 2/16 from House rules okay. Retained on House COW calendar.
CRITICAL HEALTH INFO; EMERGENCY RESPONDERS 2/10 from House hel with amend #4162.
CRITICAL HEALTH INFO; EMERGENCY RESPONDERS 2/2 from House trans-inf do pass.
CRITICAL HEALTH INFO; EMERGENCY RESPONDERS 2/2 House trans-inf do pass; report awaited.
CRITICAL HEALTH INFO; EMERGENCY RESPONDERS 1/21 referred to House trans-inf, hel.
H2238: INSURANCE; IDENTITY THEFT GROUP POLICIES

Insurers are authorized to issue an "identity theft group insurance policy" (defined) in Arizona. The policy is required to cover losses and expenses incurred by the certificate holder because of a "stolen identity event" (defined). Establishes regulations for identity theft group insurance policies, including requirements for premiums, cancellation, nonrenewal or conditional renewal. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Fann


 
H2238 Daily History  Date Action
INSURANCE; IDENTITY THEFT GROUP POLICIES 3/24 signed by governor. Chap. 65, Laws 2016.
INSURANCE; IDENTITY THEFT GROUP POLICIES 3/23 House concurred in Senate amendments and passed on final reading 58-0; ready for governor.
INSURANCE; IDENTITY THEFT GROUP POLICIES 3/17 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House action on Senate amendments.
INSURANCE; IDENTITY THEFT GROUP POLICIES 3/15 Senate COW approved with amend #4746.
INSURANCE; IDENTITY THEFT GROUP POLICIES 3/8 from Senate rules okay.
INSURANCE; IDENTITY THEFT GROUP POLICIES 3/3 from Senate fin ins with amend #4746.
INSURANCE; IDENTITY THEFT GROUP POLICIES 3/2 Senate fin ins amended; report awaited.
INSURANCE; IDENTITY THEFT GROUP POLICIES 2/24 Senate fin ins held.
INSURANCE; IDENTITY THEFT GROUP POLICIES 2/16 referred to Senate fin ins.
INSURANCE; IDENTITY THEFT GROUP POLICIES 2/4 passed House 47-10; ready for Senate.
INSURANCE; IDENTITY THEFT GROUP POLICIES 2/2 from House rules okay.
INSURANCE; IDENTITY THEFT GROUP POLICIES 2/1 to House consent calendar.
INSURANCE; IDENTITY THEFT GROUP POLICIES 1/27 from House ins do pass.
INSURANCE; IDENTITY THEFT GROUP POLICIES 1/21 referred to House ins.
H2255: SERVICE ANIMALS; LICENSING; FEE WAIVER

Municipalities and counties are prohibited from charging a person that trains a service animal a license fee for that dog. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Brophy McGee


 
H2255 Daily History  Date Action
SERVICE ANIMALS; LICENSING; FEE WAIVER 4/5 signed by governor. Chap. 99, Laws 2016.
SERVICE ANIMALS; LICENSING; FEE WAIVER 3/28 passed Senate 23-6; ready for governor.
SERVICE ANIMALS; LICENSING; FEE WAIVER 3/8 from Senate rules okay.
SERVICE ANIMALS; LICENSING; FEE WAIVER 3/7 to Senate consent calendar.
SERVICE ANIMALS; LICENSING; FEE WAIVER 3/3 from Senate gov do pass.
SERVICE ANIMALS; LICENSING; FEE WAIVER 2/18 referred to Senate gov.
SERVICE ANIMALS; LICENSING; FEE WAIVER 2/17 passed House 57-3; ready for Senate.
SERVICE ANIMALS; LICENSING; FEE WAIVER 2/8 from House rules okay. To House consent calendar.
SERVICE ANIMALS; LICENSING; FEE WAIVER 2/2 from House county-muni do pass.
SERVICE ANIMALS; LICENSING; FEE WAIVER 2/1 House county-muni do pass; report awaited.
SERVICE ANIMALS; LICENSING; FEE WAIVER 1/21 referred to House county-muni.
H2258: MOBILE HOME LANDLORD TENANT; AMENDMENTS

Various changes to the Mobile Home Parks Residential Landlord and Tenant Act. For utilities that are billed through one or more master meters, a municipality, county or other political subdivision cannot assess or collect a tax on the landlord's utility charges to the tenant if the landlord pays all applicable taxes at the time the landlord purchases the utility through the master meter. A tenant who has a person with a disability as an approved member of the tenant's household is permitted to request that the landlord provide a reasonable accommodation to pet or other restrictions to allow an "assistive animal" (defined), and a landlord is required to grant a tenant's reasonable accommodation request unless it would cause the landlord an undue burden. If a tenant who was sole owner of the mobile home dies during the term of the rental agreement, the tenant's heirs or other legal representative has the right to become a tenant if qualified and approved, and has the right to sell the mobile home in compliance with the rental agreement. After a writ of restitution or writ of execution is executed, the landlord is required to allow the tenant to have access to the tenant's mobile home to recover personal possessions during reasonable business hours for 21 days after the writ is executed.

First sponsor: Rep. Brophy McGee


 
H2258 Daily History  Date Action
MOBILE HOME LANDLORD TENANT; AMENDMENTS 2/18 House gov-higher ed held.
MOBILE HOME LANDLORD TENANT; AMENDMENTS 1/26 referred to House gov-higher ed.
H2306: HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS; FAMILY MEMBERS; COVERAGE

All health and disability insurance contracts and policies issued, delivered or renewed on or after July 1, 2017 in Arizona are required to provide coverage for lawful health care services provided by a health care provider to a subscriber regardless of the familial relationship of the provider to the subscriber if that service would be covered were it provided not a subscriber who was not related to the provider. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Cobb


 
H2306 Daily History  Date Action
HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS; FAMILY MEMBERS; COVERAGE 4/5 signed by governor. Chap. 100, Laws 2016.
HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS; FAMILY MEMBERS; COVERAGE 3/28 passed Senate 28-1; ready for governor.
HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS; FAMILY MEMBERS; COVERAGE 3/24 Senate COW approved.
HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS; FAMILY MEMBERS; COVERAGE 3/15 from Senate rules okay.
HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS; FAMILY MEMBERS; COVERAGE 2/25 from Senate fin ins do pass.
HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS; FAMILY MEMBERS; COVERAGE 2/18 referred to Senate fin ins.
HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS; FAMILY MEMBERS; COVERAGE 2/16 passed House 60-0; ready for Senate.
HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS; FAMILY MEMBERS; COVERAGE 2/11 House COW approved with amend #4070.
HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS; FAMILY MEMBERS; COVERAGE 2/8 from House rules okay.
HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS; FAMILY MEMBERS; COVERAGE 2/3 from House ins with amend #4070.
HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS; FAMILY MEMBERS; COVERAGE 2/3 House ins amended; report awaited.
HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS; FAMILY MEMBERS; COVERAGE 1/21 referred to House ins.
H2323: NATIVE AMERICAN VETERANS; TAX REFUND

A Native American veteran or a surviving spouse or other official representative of the estate may file a claim for a settlement payment for any period of active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces during which the veteran was an enrolled member of a Native American tribe, maintained a domicile within the boundaries of the reservation, and had Arizona income tax withheld from his or her active duty military pay in an amount that was not already refunded and that cannot be claimed as a refund. A claim must be submitted by December 31, 2019 and must include specified documentation. The Department of Revenue must pay approved claims from the newly established Native American Veterans' Income Tax Settlement Fund on a first-come, first-served basis until the Fund is exhausted or until there are no further approved claims. Appropriates $1 million from the general fund in FY2016-17 to the Fund for payment of claims. Self-repeals January 1, 2022.

First sponsor: Rep. Borrelli
Others: Rep. Ackerley, Rep. Andrade, Sen. Begay, Rep. Benally, Rep. Bolding, Rep. Campbell, Rep. Cardenas, Rep. Cobb, Sen. Dial, Rep. Fann, Rep. Finchem, Rep. Hale, Rep. Larkin, Rep. Lawrence, Rep. Livingston, Sen. McGuire, Sen. Miranda, Rep. Mitchell, Rep. Norgaard, Sen. Pancrazi, Rep. Pratt, Rep. Rios, Rep. Shope


 
H2323 Daily History  Date Action
NATIVE AMERICAN VETERANS; TAX REFUND 1/28 from House mil-pub with amend #4035.
NATIVE AMERICAN VETERANS; TAX REFUND 1/28 House mil-pub amended; report awaited.
NATIVE AMERICAN VETERANS; TAX REFUND 1/21 referred to House mil-pub, appro.
H2329: APPROP; VETERANS' SERVICES; VETERANS' HOME

Appropriates $10 million from the general fund in FY2016-17 to the Department of Veterans' Services for distribution to the City of Flagstaff for construction of a veterans' home in Flagstaff.

First sponsor: Rep. Barton
Others: Rep. Borrelli, Rep. Campbell, Rep. Gowan, Rep. Hale, Rep. Larkin, Rep. Mesnard, Rep. Mitchell, Rep. Thorpe, Rep. Townsend


 
H2329 Daily History  Date Action
APPROP; VETERANS' SERVICES; VETERANS' HOME 2/4 from House mil-pub do pass.
APPROP; VETERANS' SERVICES; VETERANS' HOME 1/28 House mil-pub held.
APPROP; VETERANS' SERVICES; VETERANS' HOME 1/21 referred to House mil-pub, appro.
H2347: END-OF-LIFE DECISIONS; TERMINALLY ILL

A "qualified patient" (defined) is permitted to make a written request for medication to end the patient's life. Establishes a process for the request, including a requirement for it to be signed and witnessed by at least two persons who meet specified requirements. Also establishes required procedures for the attending physician and a consulting physician. Requires a 15-day waiting period and provides for effect on construction of wills and contracts. Specifies immunities and civil penalties for violations.

First sponsor: Rep. Gonzales
Others: Rep. Alston, Rep. Andrade, Rep. Benally, Rep. Bolding, Rep. Cardenas, Rep. Clark, Rep. Espinoza, Rep. Fernandez, Rep. Friese, Rep. Gabaldon, Rep. Hale, Rep. Mendez, Rep. Otondo, Rep. Plumlee, Rep. Rios, Rep. Saldate, Rep. Velasquez, Rep. Wheeler


 
H2347 Daily History  Date Action
END-OF-LIFE DECISIONS; TERMINALLY ILL 5/5 referred to House rules only.
H2357: AHCCCS; PODIATRY SERVICES

Podiatry services must be performed by a licensed podiatrist in order to be covered by AHCCCS. Podiatry services performed by a podiatrist are no longer excluded from AHCCCS coverage for persons who are at least 21 years of age.

First sponsor: Rep. Carter


 
H2357 Daily History  Date Action
AHCCCS; PODIATRY SERVICES 3/16 from Senate appro do pass.
AHCCCS; PODIATRY SERVICES 3/15 Senate appro do pass; report awaited.
AHCCCS; PODIATRY SERVICES 3/10 from Senate hel-hu ser do pass.
AHCCCS; PODIATRY SERVICES 3/3 referred to Senate hel-hu ser, appro.
AHCCCS; PODIATRY SERVICES 3/1 passed House 55-4; ready for Senate.
AHCCCS; PODIATRY SERVICES 2/25 House COW approved.
AHCCCS; PODIATRY SERVICES 2/23 from House rules okay.
AHCCCS; PODIATRY SERVICES 2/18 from House appro do pass.
AHCCCS; PODIATRY SERVICES 2/3 from House hel do pass.
AHCCCS; PODIATRY SERVICES 2/2 House hel do pass; report awaited.
AHCCCS; PODIATRY SERVICES 1/25 referred to House hel, appro.
H2362: NURSE LICENSURE COMPACT (TECH CORRECTION; AHCCCS; APPLICATION PROCESS)

Enacts and adopts a Nurse Licensure Compact to allow nurses to obtain a multistate license to practice registered or licensed practical/vocational nursing issued by a home state that will be recognized by each party state as authorizing a nurse to practice in that state. Criteria for an applicant to obtain or retain a multistate license are specified. Authorizes party state licensing boards to take a list of specified actions relating to multistate licensure. Requires all party states to participate in a coordinated licensure information system. Establishes an Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators and establishes Commission powers and duties, including rulemaking authority. Provides for oversight, dispute resolution and enforcement of Compact provisions. Also establishes procedures for withdrawal, amendment, construction and severability of the Compact. The Compact does not alter the scope of practice of a registered nurse practicing in Arizona. Becomes effective on the earlier of December 31, 2018 or the enactment into law of the Compact by at least 26 other states. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Carter


 
H2362 Daily History  Date Action
NURSE LICENSURE COMPACT 5/17 signed by governor. Chap. 294, Laws 2016.
NURSE LICENSURE COMPACT 5/7 passed House on final reading 41-14; ready for governor.
NURSE LICENSURE COMPACT 5/4 House concurred in Senate amendments.
NURSE LICENSURE COMPACT 4/25 passed Senate 20-9; ready for House action on Senate amendments.
NURSE LICENSURE COMPACT 4/21 Senate COW approved with amend #4955 and floor amend #5192.
NURSE LICENSURE COMPACT 4/18 from Senate rules okay.
NURSE LICENSURE COMPACT 3/21 from Senate hel-hu ser with amend #4955.
NURSE LICENSURE COMPACT 3/16 Senate hel-hu ser amended; report awaited.
NURSE LICENSURE COMPACT 2/18 referred to Senate hel-hu ser.
NURSE LICENSURE COMPACT 2/16 passed House 60-0; ready for Senate.
NURSE LICENSURE COMPACT 2/11 House COW approved with amend #4058. NOTE SHORT TITLE CHANGE.
TECH CORRECTION; AHCCCS; APPLICATION PROCESS 2/8 from House rules okay.
TECH CORRECTION; AHCCCS; APPLICATION PROCESS 2/3 from House hel with amend #4058.
TECH CORRECTION; AHCCCS; APPLICATION PROCESS 2/1 referred to House hel.
H2364: MEDICAL BOARD; LICENSE RENEWAL

A person who submits a renewal application to the Arizona Medical Board within a two-year period after the expiration of the person's previous license is required to submit specified forms, pay renewal and late renewal fees, provide proof of completion of all required continuing medical education, and provide a notarized statement describing any medical practice the person engaged in following the expiration of the previous license. On satisfactory completion of these requirements, the Board may renew the license. If the Board finds that the person engaged in any unauthorized practice of medicine after the expiration of the previous license, the Board may assess a civil penalty of up to $1,000 or impose other sanctions the Board determines are appropriate, including denial of the renewal application.

First sponsor: Rep. Carter


 
H2364 Daily History  Date Action
MEDICAL BOARD; LICENSE RENEWAL 3/28 Senate COW approved.
MEDICAL BOARD; LICENSE RENEWAL 3/15 from Senate rules okay.
MEDICAL BOARD; LICENSE RENEWAL 3/10 from Senate hel-hu ser do pass.
MEDICAL BOARD; LICENSE RENEWAL 2/18 referred to Senate hel-hu ser.
MEDICAL BOARD; LICENSE RENEWAL 2/16 passed House 60-0; ready for Senate.
MEDICAL BOARD; LICENSE RENEWAL 2/8 from House rules okay. To House consent calendar.
MEDICAL BOARD; LICENSE RENEWAL 2/3 from House hel do pass.
MEDICAL BOARD; LICENSE RENEWAL 1/25 referred to House hel.
H2388: QUALIFIED DISABILITY EXPENSES; ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS

Establishes a new chapter in Title 46 (Welfare) requiring the Department of Economic Security to develop and implement the Qualified Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act Program through the adoption of rules, guidelines and procedures in consultation with the newly established 7-member ABLE Act Oversight Committee. Powers and duties of the Dept and the Committee for the ABLE Program are specified. The Dept is required to use one or more financial institutions to act as depositories of the ABLE Program Fund, and factors the Dept must use when selecting the institution(s) are specified. The process for opening and managing an ABLE Program account for an eligible individual who is a minor or incapacitated adult is established. Outlines ABLE Program requirements. The ABLE Program terminates on July 1, 2026. Retroactive to tax years beginning with 2016, the list of subtractions from Arizona gross income is expanded to include “qualified disability expenses” (defined) distributed from an ABLE Program that are included in federal adjusted gross income. Appropriates $240,000 from the general fund in FY2016-17 to the Dept to implement and administer the ABLE Program. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. J. Allen
Others: Rep. Ackerley, Rep. Alston, Sen. Barto, Rep. Barton, Sen. Begay, Rep. Bowers, Sen. Bradley, Rep. Brophy McGee, Rep. Cardenas, Rep. Carter, Rep. Cobb, Sen. Farley, Rep. Fernandez, Rep. Friese, Rep. Gonzales, Rep. Gowan, Rep. Gray, Sen. Hobbs, Sen. Kavanagh, Rep. Leach, Sen. Lesko, Rep. Lovas, Rep. Mach, Rep. Mendez, Rep. Mitchell, Rep. Montenegro, Rep. Norgaard, Rep. Rios, Rep. Rivero, Rep. Townsend, Rep. Weninger, Sen. Yee


 
H2388 Daily History  Date Action
QUALIFIED DISABILITY EXPENSES; ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS 5/12 signed by governor. Chap. 214, Laws 2016.
QUALIFIED DISABILITY EXPENSES; ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS 5/5 passed Senate 27-2; ready for governor.
QUALIFIED DISABILITY EXPENSES; ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS 4/19 Senate COW approved.
QUALIFIED DISABILITY EXPENSES; ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS 4/18 from Senate rules okay.
QUALIFIED DISABILITY EXPENSES; ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS 3/16 from Senate appro do pass.
QUALIFIED DISABILITY EXPENSES; ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS 3/10 from Senate hel-hu ser do pass.
QUALIFIED DISABILITY EXPENSES; ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS 3/9 Senate hel-hu ser do pass; report awaited.
QUALIFIED DISABILITY EXPENSES; ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS 3/3 referred to Senate appro, hel-hu ser.
QUALIFIED DISABILITY EXPENSES; ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS 2/29 passed House 56-3; ready for Senate.
QUALIFIED DISABILITY EXPENSES; ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS 2/23 House COW approved with amend #4011 and floor amend #4499.
QUALIFIED DISABILITY EXPENSES; ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS 2/22 from House rules okay.
QUALIFIED DISABILITY EXPENSES; ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS 2/11 from House appro do pass.
QUALIFIED DISABILITY EXPENSES; ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS 2/10 House appro do pass; report awaited.
QUALIFIED DISABILITY EXPENSES; ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS 1/26 from House child-fam with amend #4011.
QUALIFIED DISABILITY EXPENSES; ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS 1/25 House child-fam amended; report awaited.
QUALIFIED DISABILITY EXPENSES; ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS 1/21 referred to House child-fam, appro.
H2394: POWER OF ATTORNEY; NOTICE

A power of attorney is required to contain a notice in substantially a specified form and a space for the agent to initial to indicate that the agent has read the notice. For the purpose of statutory requirements related to vulnerable adults, the definition of "person who is in a position of trust and confidence" is expanded to include an agent under a power of attorney of which a vulnerable adult is principal.

First sponsor: Rep. McCune Davis
Others: Rep. Alston, Rep. Andrade, Rep. Bolding, Rep. Cardenas, Rep. Clark, Rep. Fernandez, Rep. Gabaldon, Rep. Hale, Rep. Mendez, Rep. Rios


 
H2394 Daily History  Date Action
POWER OF ATTORNEY; NOTICE 2/4 referred to House jud.
H2452: CASH ASSISTANCE; ELIGIBILITY; CHILDREN

The Department of Economic Security is required to allow cash assistance for an otherwise eligible dependent child during the period in which the child is in the legal custody of the Department of Child Safety, a tribal court or a tribal child welfare agency located in Arizona and is placed in unlicensed kinship foster care with a nonparent relative. The Department of Economic Security is required to allow cash assistance for an otherwise eligible child who the court has placed with a nonparent relative, the child's parents are deceased and the child is living with a nonparent relative, or a nonparent relative has custody of the child because the child is abandoned. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Weninger
Others: Rep. Ackerley, Rep. J. Allen, Rep. Bolding, Rep. Boyer, Rep. Brophy McGee, Rep. Carter, Rep. Clark, Rep. Cobb, Rep. Coleman, Rep. Espinoza, Rep. Fann, Rep. Gray, Sen. Hobbs, Sen. Kavanagh, Rep. Kern, Rep. Livingston, Rep. Mesnard, Rep. Montenegro, Rep. Rivero, Rep. Shope, Rep. Townsend


 
H2452 Daily History  Date Action
CASH ASSISTANCE; ELIGIBILITY; CHILDREN 5/11 signed by governor. Chap. 133, Laws 2016.
CASH ASSISTANCE; ELIGIBILITY; CHILDREN 5/6 House concurred in Senate amendments and passed on final reading 54-0; ready for governor.
CASH ASSISTANCE; ELIGIBILITY; CHILDREN 4/12 passed Senate 28-0; ready for House action on Senate amendments.
CASH ASSISTANCE; ELIGIBILITY; CHILDREN 4/6 Senate COW approved with amend #4764 and #4902.
CASH ASSISTANCE; ELIGIBILITY; CHILDREN 4/5 from Senate rules okay.
CASH ASSISTANCE; ELIGIBILITY; CHILDREN 3/16 from Senate appro with amend #4902.
CASH ASSISTANCE; ELIGIBILITY; CHILDREN 3/3 from Senate hel-hu ser with amend #4764.
CASH ASSISTANCE; ELIGIBILITY; CHILDREN 2/23 referred to Senate hel-hu ser, appro.
CASH ASSISTANCE; ELIGIBILITY; CHILDREN 2/18 passed House 57-0; ready for Senate.
CASH ASSISTANCE; ELIGIBILITY; CHILDREN 2/16 from House rules okay.
CASH ASSISTANCE; ELIGIBILITY; CHILDREN 2/15 to House consent calendar.
CASH ASSISTANCE; ELIGIBILITY; CHILDREN 2/8 from House child-fam do pass.
CASH ASSISTANCE; ELIGIBILITY; CHILDREN 1/26 referred to House child-fam.
H2460: LIFESPAN RESPITE CARE PROGRAM; APPROP

The Lifespan Respite Care Program is for primary caregivers of individuals who do not currently receive other publicly funded respite services, instead of who do not currently qualify for those services. The termination date of the Program is extended eight years to July 1, 2025. Appropriates $250,000 from the general fund in FY2016-17 to the Department of Economic Security for the Program.

First sponsor: Rep. Brophy McGee
Others: Rep. Carter


 
H2460 Daily History  Date Action
LIFESPAN RESPITE CARE PROGRAM; APPROP 1/25 referred to House appro.
H2461: LIFESPAN RESPITE CARE; PROGRAM TERMINATION

The Lifespan Respite Care Program is for primary caregivers of individuals who do not currently receive other publicly funded respite services, instead of who do not currently qualify for those services. The termination date of the Program is extended eight years to July 1, 2025. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Brophy McGee
Others: Rep. Carter


 
H2461 Daily History  Date Action
LIFESPAN RESPITE CARE; PROGRAM TERMINATION 3/24 signed by governor. Chap. 72, Laws 2016.
LIFESPAN RESPITE CARE; PROGRAM TERMINATION 3/17 passed Senate 28-1; ready for governor.
LIFESPAN RESPITE CARE; PROGRAM TERMINATION 3/8 from Senate rules okay.
LIFESPAN RESPITE CARE; PROGRAM TERMINATION 3/7 to Senate consent calendar.
LIFESPAN RESPITE CARE; PROGRAM TERMINATION 3/3 from Senate hel-hu ser do pass.
LIFESPAN RESPITE CARE; PROGRAM TERMINATION 2/23 referred to Senate hel-hu ser.
LIFESPAN RESPITE CARE; PROGRAM TERMINATION 2/18 passed House 54-3; ready for Senate.
LIFESPAN RESPITE CARE; PROGRAM TERMINATION 2/8 from House rules okay. To House consent calendar.
LIFESPAN RESPITE CARE; PROGRAM TERMINATION 2/3 from House hel do pass.
LIFESPAN RESPITE CARE; PROGRAM TERMINATION 2/2 House hel do pass; report awaited.
LIFESPAN RESPITE CARE; PROGRAM TERMINATION 1/25 referred to House hel.
H2467: FIDUCIARY ACCESS TO DIGITAL ASSETS

Adds a new chapter to Title 14 (Trusts and Estates) entitled the Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act. Establishes a procedure for disclosing digital assets and for disclosing content of electronic communications and other digital assets of a deceased user or a principal. Also establishes requirements for disclosure of digital assets held in trust both when the trustee is the original user and when the trustee is not the original user. Within 60 days after receipt of the required information, a custodian is required to comply with a request to disclose digital assets or terminate an account, and the fiduciary or designated recipient may apply to the court for an order directing compliance if the custodian fails to comply. The legal duties imposed on a fiduciary charged with managing tangible property apply to the management of digital assets. A custodian and its officers, employees and agents are immune from liability for an act or omission done in good faith in compliance with this legislation. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Brophy McGee
Others: Rep. Borrelli, Rep. Carter, Rep. Cobb, Rep. Coleman, Sen. Driggs, Rep. Lawrence, Rep. Mesnard, Rep. Shope, Rep. Thorpe, Sen. Worsley, Sen. Yee


 
H2467 Daily History  Date Action
FIDUCIARY ACCESS TO DIGITAL ASSETS 5/11 signed by governor. Chap. 199, Laws 2016.
FIDUCIARY ACCESS TO DIGITAL ASSETS 5/7 House concurred in Senate amendments and passed on final reading 50-6; ready for governor.
FIDUCIARY ACCESS TO DIGITAL ASSETS 4/5 passed Senate 27-2; ready for House action on Senate amendments.
FIDUCIARY ACCESS TO DIGITAL ASSETS 4/4 Senate COW approved with amend #4938 and the rules tech amendment.
FIDUCIARY ACCESS TO DIGITAL ASSETS 3/28 from Senate rules with a technical amendment.
FIDUCIARY ACCESS TO DIGITAL ASSETS 3/17 from Senate fin ins with amend #4938.
FIDUCIARY ACCESS TO DIGITAL ASSETS 3/16 Senate fin ins amended; report awaited.
FIDUCIARY ACCESS TO DIGITAL ASSETS 3/3 referred to Senate fin ins.
FIDUCIARY ACCESS TO DIGITAL ASSETS 3/1 passed House 55-4; ready for Senate.
FIDUCIARY ACCESS TO DIGITAL ASSETS 2/25 House COW approved with amend #4314.
FIDUCIARY ACCESS TO DIGITAL ASSETS 2/22 from House rules okay.
FIDUCIARY ACCESS TO DIGITAL ASSETS 2/17 from House bank-fin with amend #4314.
FIDUCIARY ACCESS TO DIGITAL ASSETS 1/25 referred to House bank-fin.
H2501: HEALTH REGULATORY BOARDS; TRANSFER; DHS

The following health profession regulatory boards are required to move to space under the operation and control of the Department of Health Services (DHS) in the specified fiscal years. In FY2016-17: Acupuncture Board of Examiners, State Board of Dispensing Opticians, Board of Homeopathic and Integrated Medicine Examiners, Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners, and Board of Respiratory Care Examiners. In FY2019-20, State Board of Podiatry Examiners, Naturopathic Physicians Medical Board, State Board of Optometry, Board of Physical Therapy, State Board of Psychologist Examiners, State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, and Medical Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners. In FY2020-21, Arizona Board of Osteopathic Examiners in Medicine and Surgery, State Board of Dental Examiners, and Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. In FY2021-22: Arizona Regulatory Board of Physician Assistants, Arizona State Board of Nursing, and Arizona Medical Board. By July 1, 2018, DHS is required to complete a study relating to moving Acupuncture Board of Examiners, State Board of Dispensing Opticians, Board of Homeopathic and Integrated Medicine Examiners, Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners, and Board of Respiratory Care Examiners to DHS. The study must address at least a list of specified information, and DHS is required to hold at least one hearing to receive public comments. DHS is required to complete the same study by October 15 following the FY of the move of each group of health profession regulatory boards. DHS is required to present the reports to the Legislature. By July 1, 2018, the Auditor General is required to conduct a study to evaluate the structure, organization and operation of health profession regulatory boards and make recommendations regarding board processes that can be streamline to benefit licensees and be more uniform among the boards while protecting public health and safety. AS PASSED HOUSE.

First sponsor: Rep. Carter


 
H2501 Daily History  Date Action
HEALTH REGULATORY BOARDS; TRANSFER; DHS 3/22 Senate appro held.
HEALTH REGULATORY BOARDS; TRANSFER; DHS 3/21 from Senate hel-hu ser with amend #4956.
HEALTH REGULATORY BOARDS; TRANSFER; DHS 3/17 from Senate gov do pass.
HEALTH REGULATORY BOARDS; TRANSFER; DHS 3/16 Senate gov amended; report awaited.
HEALTH REGULATORY BOARDS; TRANSFER; DHS 3/7 referred to Senate hel-hu ser, gov, appro.
HEALTH REGULATORY BOARDS; TRANSFER; DHS 3/2 passed House 35-23; ready for Senate.
HEALTH REGULATORY BOARDS; TRANSFER; DHS 3/1 House COW approved with floor amend #4693, a substitute for amend 4316.
HEALTH REGULATORY BOARDS; TRANSFER; DHS 2/25 retained on House COW calendar.
HEALTH REGULATORY BOARDS; TRANSFER; DHS 2/23 from House rules okay.
HEALTH REGULATORY BOARDS; TRANSFER; DHS 2/17 from House hel with amend #4316.
HEALTH REGULATORY BOARDS; TRANSFER; DHS 2/10 referred to House hel.
H2502: MEDICAL LICENSURE COMPACT

Enacts the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact to establish a comprehensive and streamlined process allowing physicians to become licensed in multiple states. Adopts the prevailing standard for licensure and requires the physician to be under the jurisdiction of the state medical board where the patient is located. Establishes license eligibility and application requirements. Establishes an Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission and establishes Commission powers and duties. Provides for withdrawal from the Compact and dissolution of the Compact. The Compact becomes effective and binding on legislative enactment of the Compact by at least seven states. Beginning July 1, 2017, the Arizona Medical Board (MD Board) and the Arizona Board of Osteopathic Examiners in Medicine and Surgery (DO Board) are each authorized to issue a temporary license to allow a physician who is not an Arizona licensee to practice in Arizona for a total of up to 250 consecutive days if the physician holds an active and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a U.S. state or territory, has never had a license suspended or revoked, is not the subject of an unresolved complaint, has applied for an Arizona license, and has paid any applicable fees. The temporary license cannot be renewed or extended. The MD Board or DO Board is required to approve or deny an application for a temporary license within 30 days. The MD Board and DO Board are each authorized to establish by rule a fee for temporary licensure. The MD Board and DO Board are each prohibited from requiring an applicant for licensure to hold or maintain a “specialty certification” (defined) as a condition of licensure in Arizona. Additionally, employers are prohibited from requiring a physician to seek licensure through the Compact as a condition of initial or continued employment. The MD Board and DO Board are required to post notice of any Commission action that may affect a physician’s license, and are prohibited from spending any monies received from applicants who are not applying for licensure through the Compact on any activities, obligations or duties required by the Compact. The MD Board and DO Board are each required to create a proposal for the expedited licensure of a physician who is licensed in at least one other state, whose license is in good standing and who chooses not to be licensed through the Compact, and are each required to submit a report to the Legislature by December 1, 2017. Appropriates $50,000 and 3 FTE positions from the Arizona Medical Board Fund in FY2016-17 to the MD Board for licensure. Severability clause. [Capitol Reports Note: Legislative staff indicate that the threshold of seven state enactments has been surpassed and the Compact therefore becomes effective on the general effective date.] AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Carter


 
H2502 Daily History  Date Action
MEDICAL LICENSURE COMPACT 5/11 signed by governor. Chap. 137, Laws 2016.
MEDICAL LICENSURE COMPACT 5/4 House concurred in Senate amendments and passed on final reading 41-19; ready for governor.
MEDICAL LICENSURE COMPACT 4/25 passed Senate 21-8; ready for House action on Senate amendments.
MEDICAL LICENSURE COMPACT 4/21 Senate COW approved with floor amend #5195.
MEDICAL LICENSURE COMPACT 4/18 from Senate rules okay.
MEDICAL LICENSURE COMPACT 3/17 from Senate hel-hu ser do pass.
MEDICAL LICENSURE COMPACT 3/9 referred to Senate hel-hu ser.
MEDICAL LICENSURE COMPACT 3/1 passed House 59-0; ready for Senate.
MEDICAL LICENSURE COMPACT 3/1 House sat as in COW to further amend the bill.
MEDICAL LICENSURE COMPACT 2/8 from House rules okay. To House consent calendar.
MEDICAL LICENSURE COMPACT 2/3 from House hel do pass.
MEDICAL LICENSURE COMPACT 1/25 referred to House hel.
H2504: PHYSICAL THERAPY LICENSURE (TECH CORRECTION; REVENUE DEPT)

Enacts a Physical Therapy Licensure Compact to facilitate the interstate practice of physical therapy by providing for the mutual recognition of other member state licenses. Establishes license eligibility and application requirements. Establishes a Physical Therapy Compact Commission and establishes Commission powers and duties, including authorization to collect an annual assessment from each member state or impose fees on other parties to cover the cost of operations. The Commission is required to provide for the development of a coordinated database and reporting system containing licensure information. Provides for oversight of the Commission, dispute resolution, and enforcement of Compact provisions. Becomes effective on the date on which the Compact statute is enacted in the 10th member state. An employer is prohibited from requiring a physical therapist to seek licensure through the Compact as a condition of initial or continued employment as a physical therapist in Arizona. Severability clause. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Carter


 
H2504 Daily History  Date Action
PHYSICAL THERAPY LICENSURE 5/17 signed by governor. Chap. 299, Laws 2016.
PHYSICAL THERAPY LICENSURE 5/7 passed House on final reading 40-15; ready for governor.
PHYSICAL THERAPY LICENSURE 5/4 House concurred in Senate amendments.
PHYSICAL THERAPY LICENSURE 4/25 passed Senate 20-9; ready for House action on Senate amendments.
PHYSICAL THERAPY LICENSURE 4/21 Senate COW approved with floor amend #5194.
PHYSICAL THERAPY LICENSURE 4/18 from Senate rules okay.
PHYSICAL THERAPY LICENSURE 3/17 from Senate hel-hu ser do pass.
PHYSICAL THERAPY LICENSURE 3/9 referred to Senate hel-hu ser.
PHYSICAL THERAPY LICENSURE 2/29 passed House 59-0; ready for Senate.
PHYSICAL THERAPY LICENSURE 2/17 House COW approved with amend #4172. NOTE SHORT TITLE CHANGE.
TECH CORRECTION; REVENUE DEPT 2/16 from House rules okay.
TECH CORRECTION; REVENUE DEPT 2/10 from House hel with amend #4172.
TECH CORRECTION; REVENUE DEPT 2/4 referred to House hel.
H2559: ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION; PUBLIC PROGRAMS

The Department of Economic Security is required to establish through a third-party contract a computerized income, asset and identity eligibility verification system in order to verify eligibility, eliminate the duplication of assistance and deter waste, fraud and abuse within the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and TANF cash assistance. The Dept is required to contract with a third-party vendor or vendors to develop a system or systems to verify applicant income, asset and identity information to prevent fraud, misrepresentation and inadequate documentation when determining an applicant’s eligibility for assistance before the distribution of benefits, periodically between eligibility redeterminations and during eligibility redeterminations and reviews. Specific requirements for various aspects of the system are established. By July 1, 2017 and each year thereafter, the Dept is required to report to the Governor and the Legislature detailing the effectiveness and general findings of the system, and the report must include specified information, including the savings that have resulted from the system. Effective January 1, 2018.

First sponsor: Rep. Kern


 
H2559 Daily History  Date Action
ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION; PUBLIC PROGRAMS 3/1 from House rules with a technical amendment.
ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION; PUBLIC PROGRAMS 2/25 from House appro do pass.
ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION; PUBLIC PROGRAMS 2/18 withdrawn form House child-fam.
ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION; PUBLIC PROGRAMS 2/3 referred to House child-fam, appro.
H2576: POWER OF ATTORNEY; NOTICE; DUTIES

A power of attorney is required to contain a notice in substantially a specified form and a space for the agent to initial to indicate that the agent has read the notice. For the purpose of statutory requirements related to vulnerable adults, the definition of "person who is in a position of trust and confidence" is expanded to include an agent under a power of attorney of which a vulnerable adult is principal. An agent is liable to the principal for damages if the agent, without lawful authority, knowingly takes control, title, use or management of the principal’s property with the intent to deprive the principal of the property.

First sponsor: Rep. McCune Davis


 
H2576 Daily History  Date Action
POWER OF ATTORNEY; NOTICE; DUTIES 5/5 referred to House rules only.
H2604: WHITE COLLAR CRIME OFFENDER REGISTRY

The Attorney General is required to establish and maintain a white collar crime offender registry website. The registry is required to include specified information for each convicted offender who is required to register. A person who has been convicted of any of a list of offenses, including several types of fraud, financial exploitation and money laundering, is required to register with the Attorney General. Some exceptions. An offender is permitted to petition the court for an order to remove the offender from the registry if specified conditions exist, including that five years have passed and the offender has not been convicted of any other crime. Appropriates $100,000 from the general fund in FY2016-17 to the Attorney General to establish the registry.

First sponsor: Rep. McCune Davis
Others: Rep. Alston, Rep. Benally, Rep. Fernandez, Rep. Friese, Rep. Gonzales, Rep. Mendez, Rep. Meyer, Rep. Rios, Rep. Velasquez


 
H2604 Daily History  Date Action
WHITE COLLAR CRIME OFFENDER REGISTRY 5/5 referred to House rules only.
H2621: VETERANS; STATE PARK; STUDY COMMITTEE (VETERANS; STATE PARK; APPROPRIATION)

The Arizona State Parks Board is authorized to participate in a study committee to evaluate whether the Board should establish the Veterans Memorial State Park, subject to the purchase of the site pursuant to statute. Establishes an 11-member Veterans Memorial State Park Study Committee to identify land parcels of an appropriate size and location for the Park and identify funding sources for the purchase or lease and the development of the land. The Committee is required to report to the Governor and the Legislature by December 1, 2016 and self-repeals January 1, 2018. AS PASSED HOUSE.

First sponsor: Rep. Larkin
Others: Rep. Andrade, Sen. Begay, Rep. Borrelli, Sen. Bradley, Rep. Campbell, Rep. Cardenas, Sen. Driggs, Rep. Friese, Rep. Gray, Rep. Lawrence, Rep. Leach, Rep. Livingston, Rep. Meyer, Sen. Shooter, Sen. Smith, Rep. Stevens


 
H2621 Daily History  Date Action
VETERANS; STATE PARK; STUDY COMMITTEE 3/16 from Senate appro do pass.
VETERANS; STATE PARK; STUDY COMMITTEE 3/9 from Senate pub-mil-tech do pass.
VETERANS; STATE PARK; STUDY COMMITTEE 3/9 Senate pub-mil-tech do pass; report awaited.
VETERANS; STATE PARK; STUDY COMMITTEE 3/7 referred to Senate pub-mil-tech, appro.
VETERANS; STATE PARK; STUDY COMMITTEE 3/2 House COW approved with floor amend #4738. NOTE SHORT TITLE CHANGE. Passed House 54-5; ready for Senate.
VETERANS; STATE PARK; APPROPRIATION 3/1 from House rules okay.
VETERANS; STATE PARK; APPROPRIATION 2/29 withdrawn from House appro.
VETERANS; STATE PARK; APPROPRIATION 2/18 from House mil-pub do pass.
VETERANS; STATE PARK; APPROPRIATION 2/8 referred to House mil-pub, appro.
H2643: PSPRS; CORP; EORP; ADMINISTRATION CHANGES

Various changes relating to public retirement systems. For the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS) and the Corrections Officer Retirement Plan (CORP), the alternate contribution rate is the portion of the individual employer’s total required contribution that is applied to the amortization of the unfunded actuarial accrued liability for the fiscal year, instead of to the total required contribution for all employers. For PSPRS and CORP, a member who retires and who subsequently becomes an elected official, by election or appointment, is not considered reemployed by the same employer. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Olson


 
H2643 Daily History  Date Action
PSPRS; CORP; EORP; ADMINISTRATION CHANGES 5/17 signed by governor. Chap. 323, Laws 2016.
PSPRS; CORP; EORP; ADMINISTRATION CHANGES 5/7 passed Senate 28-0; ready for governor.
PSPRS; CORP; EORP; ADMINISTRATION CHANGES 4/4 Senate COW approved.
PSPRS; CORP; EORP; ADMINISTRATION CHANGES 3/28 from Senate rules okay.
PSPRS; CORP; EORP; ADMINISTRATION CHANGES 3/17 from Senate fin do pass.
PSPRS; CORP; EORP; ADMINISTRATION CHANGES 3/16 Senate fin do pass; report awaited.
PSPRS; CORP; EORP; ADMINISTRATION CHANGES 3/7 referred to Senate fin.
PSPRS; CORP; EORP; ADMINISTRATION CHANGES 3/2 passed House 58-0; ready for Senate.
PSPRS; CORP; EORP; ADMINISTRATION CHANGES 2/29 House COW approved with amend #4385.
PSPRS; CORP; EORP; ADMINISTRATION CHANGES 2/23 from House rules okay.
PSPRS; CORP; EORP; ADMINISTRATION CHANGES 2/18 from House gov-higher ed with amend #4385.
PSPRS; CORP; EORP; ADMINISTRATION CHANGES 2/18 House gov-higher ed do pass; report awaited.
PSPRS; CORP; EORP; ADMINISTRATION CHANGES 2/8 referred to House gov-higher ed.
H2657: DISABILITY REMOVABLE WINDSHIELD PLACARDS

Statute allowing a person who has permanent or temporary physical disabilities to obtain a permanent or temporary disability removable windshield placard applies whether or not the person is an owner or lessee of a motor vehicle.

First sponsor: Rep. Bolding
Others: Rep. Alston, Rep. Andrade, Rep. Cardenas, Rep. Clark, Rep. Espinoza, Rep. Fernandez, Rep. Gabaldon, Rep. Hale, Rep. Larkin, Rep. McCune Davis, Rep. Mendez, Rep. Meyer, Rep. Otondo, Rep. Rios


 
H2657 Daily History  Date Action
DISABILITY REMOVABLE WINDSHIELD PLACARDS 5/5 referred to House rules only.
H2667: DENTAL CARE; TREATMENT; VOLUNTEER CARE

For the purpose of statute providing qualified immunity from a medical malpractice action for a health professional who provides treatment, care or screening within the scope of practice in connection with a nonprofit clinic where neither the professional nor the clinic receives compensation, "nonprofit clinic" also includes a dental professional's private office or the patient's place of residence for individuals who have been referred by a nonprofit clinic. For this purpose, a dental professional providing services in a private office setting or in a patient's place of residence is prohibited from receiving any payment or compensation, either direct or indirect, or have the expectation of payment or compensation for any dental care or treatment services provided. AS PASSED HOUSE.

First sponsor: Rep. Cobb


 
H2667 Daily History  Date Action
DENTAL CARE; TREATMENT; VOLUNTEER CARE 3/31 Senate COW approved.
DENTAL CARE; TREATMENT; VOLUNTEER CARE 3/28 from Senate rules okay.
DENTAL CARE; TREATMENT; VOLUNTEER CARE 3/17 from Senate hel-hu ser do pass.
DENTAL CARE; TREATMENT; VOLUNTEER CARE 3/7 referred to Senate hel-hu ser.
DENTAL CARE; TREATMENT; VOLUNTEER CARE 3/2 passed House 54-4; ready for Senate.
DENTAL CARE; TREATMENT; VOLUNTEER CARE 2/25 House COW approved with floor amend #4585.
DENTAL CARE; TREATMENT; VOLUNTEER CARE 2/22 from House rules okay.
DENTAL CARE; TREATMENT; VOLUNTEER CARE 2/17 from House hel do pass.
DENTAL CARE; TREATMENT; VOLUNTEER CARE 2/10 referred to House hel.
H2695: BUDGET; GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT; FY2016-17

The "feed bill" for FY2016-17, containing appropriations for state agencies and programs. Provisions include: Continues deferment of $930.7 million in basic state aid payments to schools until FY2017-18. The FY2016-17 appropriation for basic state aid to schools includes $219.8 million in expendable income derived from the permanent state school fund, and that amount is reduced by $172.4 million if Proposition 123 is not approved by the voters. If Proposition 123 is not approved by the voters, the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) is required to allocate $74.39 million of the basic state aid appropriation for a separate additional inflation adjustment, which ADE must allocate to school districts and charter schools in FY2016-17 in the same manner that it would allocate the monies if the monies were for an additional increase of $54.31 million in the base level defined for FY2016-17. The ADE appropriation also includes $1.15 million for one-time additional base-support level funding for school districts that operated district-sponsored charter schools in FY2015-16. Makes a supplemental appropriation of $31 million from the general fund in FY2016-17 to the Superintendent of Public Instruction for current-year funding backfill for school districts with declining student counts. Makes a supplemental appropriation of $15 million from the general fund in FY2015-16 to the School Facilities Board (SFB) for building renewal grants, and reduces the SFB appropriation in FY2015-16 for the new facilities debt service line item by $1.3 million. Appropriates $24.3 million to the SFB for new school facilities and requires $16.7 million of that line item to revert to the general fund if a union high school district project approved on or before March 1, 2016 is no longer required. Eliminates the deferment of $200 million in payments to universities until FY2016-17 that was contained in the FY2015-16 budget and makes a one-time general fund appropriation of $200 million to universities in FY2015-16. Eliminates the deferment of $21 million in payments to providers of services to the Department of Economic Security (DES) contained in the FY2015-16 budget and makes a supplemental appropriation of $21 million from the general fund to DES in FY2015-16 for the payments. Eliminates the deferment of $11 million in payments to providers of services to the Department of Child Safety (DCS) contained in the FY2015-16 budget and makes a supplemental appropriation of $11 million from the general fund to DCS in FY2015-16 for the payments. Makes other supplemental appropriations to DES and DCS in FY2015-16, including $2.7 million from the general fund to DCS for backlog privatization. DCS and DES are each authorized to use up to $35 million from the Budget Stabilization Fund for the purpose of providing reimbursement grants, which must be fully reimbursed by September 1, 2016. Makes supplemental appropriations to AHCCCS in FY2015-16 from other funds and increases the AHCCCS Administration expenditure authority for FY2015-16. Makes a supplemental appropriation of $6.1 million from the general fund in FY2015-16 to the Secretary of State to reimburse counties for the administration of the 2016 presidential preference election. Appropriates $5.5 million from the general fund in FY2016-17 to the Department of Administration (DOA) for distribution to counties with a population of less than 200,000 for maintenance of essential county services and $500,000 for distribution to a county with a population of more than 30,000 and less than 40,000 (Graham County) for maintenance of essential county services. Requires judicial salaries for Supreme Court justices, court of appeals judges and superior court judges to be increased by 1.5 percent effective January 1, 2017 and by an additional 1.5 percent effective January 1, 2018, only if the number of Supreme Court justices is increased from five to seven in FY2016-17. Appropriates $300,000 from the general fund in FY2015-16 to the Arizona Commerce Authority to operate a trade office in Mexico City. Requires various reports and makes various fund transfers. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Montenegro


 
H2695 Daily History  Date Action
BUDGET; GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT; FY2016-17 5/10 signed by governor. Chap. 117, Laws 2016.
BUDGET; GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT; FY2016-17 5/3 House COW approved with floor amend #5261 and #5262. Passed House 36-24. Substituted in Senate for identical S1526 and passed 18-10; ready for governor.
BUDGET; GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT; FY2016-17 4/29 from House appro do pass. From House rules okay.
BUDGET; GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT; FY2016-17 4/29 House appro do pass; report awaited.
BUDGET; GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT; FY2016-17 4/27 referred to House appro.
H2696: BUDGET; APPROPRIATIONS; CAPITAL OUTLAY; FY2016-17

Makes various appropriations for capital expenditures for FY2016-17, including $270.6 million for state highway construction, $19 million for airport planning and development, and $29 million for major maintenance and repair activities for state buildings. Appropriates $30 million from the general fund in FY2016-17 to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) for Interstate 10 widening projects, and $25 million from the general fund in FY2016-17 to ADOT for the acceleration of the state route 189 construction project from the Mariposa port of entry to Interstate 19. Appropriates $1.5 million from the general fund in FY2016-17 to ADOT for distribution to the Navajo Nation for the route H60 construction project. Appropriates $5.5 million in FY2016-17 from the State Highway Fund to ADOT for the construction of vehicle wash systems. Appropriates $10 million from the general fund in FY2016-17 to the Department of Veterans’ Services for the construction of a veterans’ home facility in Flagstaff.

First sponsor: Rep. Montenegro


 
H2696 Daily History  Date Action
BUDGET; APPROPRIATIONS; CAPITAL OUTLAY; FY2016-17 5/3 House COW approved with amend #5228 and floor amend #5263. See S1527.
BUDGET; APPROPRIATIONS; CAPITAL OUTLAY; FY2016-17 4/29 from House appro with amend #5228. From House rules okay.
BUDGET; APPROPRIATIONS; CAPITAL OUTLAY; FY2016-17 4/28 House appro amended; report awaited.
BUDGET; APPROPRIATIONS; CAPITAL OUTLAY; FY2016-17 4/27 referred to House appro.
H2697: BUDGET; BRB; BONUS DEPRECIATION; FY2016-17

The list of subtractions from Arizona gross income for individual income tax purposes is expanded to include an amount equal to the depreciation allowable under the Internal Revenue Code for property used in trade or business or property held for the production of income for the taxable year, computed as if the additional allowance for depreciation had been 55 percent of the amount allowed under the special allowance for certain property acquired after December 31, 2007, and before January 1, 2015, as defined in section 168(k) of the Internal Revenue Code, for tax year 2016, and as computed as if the additional allowance for depreciation had been the full amount allowed under the special allowance for tax years 2017 and after. Previously, the amount was computed as if the additional allowance for depreciation had been 10 percent of the amount allowed under the special allowance. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Montenegro


 
H2697 Daily History  Date Action
BUDGET; BRB; BONUS DEPRECIATION; FY2016-17 5/10 signed by governor. Chap. 118, Laws 2016.
BUDGET; BRB; BONUS DEPRECIATION; FY2016-17 5/3 substituted in Senate for identical S1528 and passed 18-12; ready for governor.
BUDGET; BRB; BONUS DEPRECIATION; FY2016-17 5/3 House COW approved. Passed House 36-24; ready for Senate.
BUDGET; BRB; BONUS DEPRECIATION; FY2016-17 4/29 from House appro do pass. From House rules okay.
BUDGET; BRB; BONUS DEPRECIATION; FY2016-17 4/28 House appro do pass; report awaited.
BUDGET; BRB; BONUS DEPRECIATION; FY2016-17 4/27 referred to House appro.
H2698: BUDGET; BUDGET PROCEDURE; FY2016-17

Makes various changes that affect the budget across agencies. Requires any unrestricted federal monies received by Arizona in FY2016-17 to be deposited in the general fund. For FY2016-17, FY2017-18, and FY2018-19, the Legislature is not required to appropriate monies to or transfer monies from the Budget Stabilization Fund. Allows appropriations for all budget units to be limited to one FY for FY2018-19. Continues the Capital Outlay Stabilization Fund rent rate at $13.08/square foot for office space and $4.74/square foot for storage space. The Legislative Council is required to pay legal fees incurred jointly by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the authorization of the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate. If the Department of Administration disposes of the property located on East Doubletree Ranch Road in Scottsdale, the Dept is required to report the terms and conditions of the transaction to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee within 30 days after the transaction. Contains other reporting requirements.

First sponsor: Rep. Montenegro


 
H2698 Daily History  Date Action
BUDGET; BUDGET PROCEDURE; FY2016-17 5/3 House COW approved. See S1529.
BUDGET; BUDGET PROCEDURE; FY2016-17 4/29 from House appro do pass. From House rules okay.
BUDGET; BUDGET PROCEDURE; FY2016-17 4/28 House appro do pass; report awaited.
BUDGET; BUDGET PROCEDURE; FY2016-17 4/27 referred to House appro.
H2700: BUDGET; BRB; CREDIT ENHANCEMENT; FY2016-17

Establishes a new article in Title 15 (Education) creating the Arizona Public School Credit Enhancement Program (Program) to assist achievement district schools in obtaining more favorable financing by guaranteeing the payment of principal and interest on guaranteed financings issued by or on behalf of achievement district schools. Establishes a Credit Enhancement Eligibility Board (Board) consisting of the Governor, the State Treasurer, and the Director of the Department of Administration or their designees. Powers and duties of the Board are established. The Board terminates on July 1, 2026. The Board is required to establish an application process and selection criteria for a public school or charter school to qualify as an achievement district school. A public school or charter school that meets all of the following criteria is eligible to qualify as an achievement district school: has been assigned a letter grade of A or an equivalent successor classification, has proven instructional strategies and curricula that demonstrate high academic outcomes, has a verifiable enrollment demand that includes the placement of prospective students on a waiting list, has a sound financial plan that contemplates operational costs and future enrollment growth, has shown a commitment to provide technical assistance to an underperforming school in Arizona, and meets other criteria established by the Board. If a school’s application is approved, the school qualifies as an achievement district school and is eligible to participate in the Program. Information that an achievement district school is required to submit to the Board to be considered for a guaranteed financing is specified. The Board is required to ensure that if an application is approved, the Program leverage ratio will not exceed 3.5 to 1 as a result of the approval and that after 10 guaranteed financings have been approved, no more than 25 percent of the aggregate principal amount will be rated less than BB- or a comparable rating by a nationally recognized bond rating agency. If approved by the Board for guaranteed financing, each achievement district school is required to pay an annual Program participation fee in the amount of at least 0.25 percent of the outstanding principal amount of the financing in any year as determined by the Board for as long as the financing is outstanding. The Arizona Public School Credit Enhancement Fund (Fund) is established to be used to make payments of principal or interest on guaranteed financings and to be used by the Board at its direction for specified purposes. Program participation fees are deposited in the Fund. Repeals the Access Our Best Public Schools Fund (Access Fund) established by the FY2015-16 budget and transfers $23.9 million from the Access Fund to the Fund. Establishes a process for payment of Program guarantees. In exchange for the guarantee of the payment of amounts due on guaranteed financing, the Board and the Fund are entitled to protections and remedies relating to the repayment of the amount paid from the Fund and the payment of Program participation fees, including the right to all or a portion of the proceeds from the sale or lease of property serving as collateral, the right to intercept payments otherwise payable to the school, and the right to any insurance proceeds otherwise payable to the school. The Board is authorized to deliver nonnegotiable Program funding obligations in one or more series in an aggregate principal amount of up to $80 million, and is required to authorize each Program funding obligation by a resolution that sets forth a list of specified information, including interest rates and the date of maturity. The School Facilities Board (SFB) staff, in collaboration with the Board, is required to submit quarterly reports on the Program to the Legislature, and information that must be included in the reports is listed. Appropriates $500,000 from the general fund in FY2016-17 to the SFB for one-time funding for transaction costs associated with the Program.

First sponsor: Rep. Montenegro


 
H2700 Daily History  Date Action
BUDGET; BRB; CREDIT ENHANCEMENT; FY2016-17 5/3 House COW approved with floor amend #5254. See S1531.
BUDGET; BRB; CREDIT ENHANCEMENT; FY2016-17 4/29 from House appro do pass. From House rules okay.
BUDGET; BRB; CREDIT ENHANCEMENT; FY2016-17 4/29 House appro do pass; report awaited.
BUDGET; BRB; CREDIT ENHANCEMENT; FY2016-17 4/27 referred to House appro.
H2701: BUDGET; BRB; CRIMINAL JUSTICE; FY2016-17

Makes policy changes pertaining to criminal justice programs that affect the budget. Makes various changes to the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) Transition Program. The Program is required to provide eligible inmates with transition services in the community for up to 90 days. The list of eligibility criteria for inmates to be placed in the Program is modified to require the inmate to be classified as minimum or medium custody as determined by an objective risk assessment and to not have been in violation of any major violent rule during the inmate’s current period of incarceration. Transition services are required to include psychoeducational counseling and case management services. The annual study to determine the recidivism rate of inmates who participate in the Program must include the recidivism rate of inmates who have been released from incarceration for a minimum of three years after receiving Program services. The termination date for the Program is extended two years, to July 1, 2020, from July 1, 2018. As a condition of community supervision, ADC is authorized to order a prisoner to apply for health care benefits through AHCCCS before being released. ADC is permitted to coordinate with community-based organizations or the Department of Economic Security to assist prisoners with AHCCCS applications. ADC is required to enter into an enrollment suspense agreement with AHCCCS to reinstate benefits for prisoners who were sentenced to 12 months or less and who were previously enrolled in AHCCCS immediately before incarceration. ADC is authorized to exchange a prisoner’s health care information with the regional behavioral health authority or AHCCCS to facilitate the transition to care for released prisoners. By November 30, 2016, ADC is required to notify the Joint Committee on Capital Review (JCCR) if the male inmate population in the ADC daily count sheet increases by at least 1,000 inmates above the April 22, 2016 level of 38,762 inmates. After a notification, JCCR is required to review and approve the ADC plan to issue a request for proposals, which must be approved by December 31, 2016. After JCCR approval, ADC is required to award a contract to open up to 1,000 male medium security prison beds at new or existing contracted private prison facilities. Before a contract is awarded, ADC is required to award a contract for the first 250 beds to a county with a population of less than 200,000 persons if the county’s contract meets the ADC’s requirements and a per diem at the same rate or less than other competitive bidders. Suspends statutory caps and transfers of Highway User Revenue Fund monies available to fund the Department of Public Safety (DPS) highway patrol costs for FY2016-17. Suspends county non-supplanting requirements for probation services, criminal case processing and alternative dispute resolution programs. DPS is authorized to use monies in the State Aid to Indigent Defense Fund for operating expenses in FY2016-17, and to use monies in the Automobile Theft Authority Fund, the Concealed Weapons Permit Fund and the Resource Center Fund for costs associated with the Border Strike Task Force. Also establishes a 14-member Study Committee on Incompetent, Nonrestorable and Dangerous Defendants to research and make recommendations for a program to provide long-term treatment and supervision of persons who have been charged with crimes involving violent or dangerous behavior and who have been found incompetent and nonrestorable. The Committee is required to report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the Legislature by December 15, 2016. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Montenegro


 
H2701 Daily History  Date Action
BUDGET; BRB; CRIMINAL JUSTICE; FY2016-17 5/10 signed by governor. Chap. 119, Laws 2016.
BUDGET; BRB; CRIMINAL JUSTICE; FY2016-17 5/3 House COW approved with amend #5230 and floor amend #5255. Passed House 34-25. Substituted in Senate for identical S1532 and passed 18-12; ready for governor.
BUDGET; BRB; CRIMINAL JUSTICE; FY2016-17 4/29 from House appro with amend #5230. From House rules okay.
BUDGET; BRB; CRIMINAL JUSTICE; FY2016-17 4/28 House appro amended; report awaited.
BUDGET; BRB; CRIMINAL JUSTICE; FY2016-17 4/27 referred to House appro.
H2702: BUDGET; BRB; ENVIRONMENT; FY2016-17

Makes policy changes pertaining to environmental regulation that affect the state budget. The Arizona Water Protection Fund Commission is permitted to grant to the Department of Water Resources (DWR) up to $336,000 of the unobligated balance in the Fund to pay for administrative costs of DWR in FY2016-17. DWR is authorized to increase fees in FY2016-17 for services in FY2016-17 to generate $100,200. Caps the general fund appropriation to the Water Quality Assurance Revolving Fund (WQARF) at $2.82 million. Appropriates $4.25 million from the Emissions Inspection Fund and $2.87 million from the Air Quality Fund in FY2016-17 to the WQARF. Authorizes DEQ to use up to $1.8 million from the Emissions Inspection Fund in FY2016-17 for the Safe Drinking Water Program. DEQ is required to decrease fees in FY2016-17 for vehicle emissions testing by $3 per test for tests conducted in Area A (Phoenix metropolitan). Suspends the administrative cap on the Underground Storage Tank Revolving Fund for FY2016-17 and allows the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to transfer up to $6.5 million from the Fund for administrative costs of DEQ. The Arizona State Parks Board is authorized to spend up to $692,100 from the Board’s portion of the Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Fund in FY2015-16 for Board operating expenses. Repeals changes to the Trust Land Management Fund contained in the FY2015-16 budget, which were conditionally enacted on the state Constitution being amended by the voters at the 2016 general election to allow a portion of the annual proceeds of trust lands to be used to manage the trust lands. Deletes the requirement for an applicant for interconnecting a distributed energy generation system to follow the interconnection standards established by the Corporation Commission. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Montenegro


 
H2702 Daily History  Date Action
BUDGET; BRB; ENVIRONMENT; FY2016-17 5/10 signed by governor. Chap. 120, Laws 2016.
BUDGET; BRB; ENVIRONMENT; FY2016-17 5/3 substituted in Senate for identical S1533 and passed 18-12; ready for governor.
BUDGET; BRB; ENVIRONMENT; FY2016-17 5/3 House COW approved with amend #5231. Passed House 36-24; ready for Senate.
BUDGET; BRB; ENVIRONMENT; FY2016-17 4/29 from House appro with amend #5231. From House rules okay.
BUDGET; BRB; ENVIRONMENT; FY2016-17 4/28 House appro amended; report awaited.
BUDGET; BRB; ENVIRONMENT; FY2016-17 4/27 referred to House appro.
H2703: BUDGET; BRB; GOVERNMENT; FY2016-17

Makes various policy changes in the operation of state government that impact the budget. The State Board of Investment and State Treasurer are required to take all actions necessary for the distributions to be made from the State Trust Land Fund as required by the state Constitution and state statute. If the Board or the State Treasurer fails to perform those duties, the Governor, the Speaker of the House of Representatives or the President of the Senate is authorized to file an action with the Supreme Court to obtain a writ of mandamus or other appropriate action to compel performance of the Board’s or Treasurer’s duties. The information that the ASRS Board and PSPRS Board must include in their annual report to the Governor and the Legislature is expanded to include an estimate of the aggregate fees paid for private equity investments, including management fees and performance fees. Retroactive to July 1, 2015, the Arizona Medical Board is authorized to expend a supplemental appropriation from FY2014-15 in FY2015-16, but is prohibited from expending those monies after June 30, 2016. Makes a supplemental appropriation of $300,000 from the general fund in FY2015-16 to the Emergency Management Assistance Compact Revolving Fund. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Montenegro


 
H2703 Daily History  Date Action
BUDGET; BRB; GOVERNMENT; FY2016-17 5/10 signed by governor. Chap. 121, Laws 2016.
BUDGET; BRB; GOVERNMENT; FY2016-17 5/3 House COW approved with floor amend #5258. Passed House 35-24. Substituted in Senate for identical S1534 and passed 18-12; ready for governor.
BUDGET; BRB; GOVERNMENT; FY2016-17 4/29 from House appro do pass. From House rules okay.
BUDGET; BRB; GOVERNMENT; FY2016-17 4/28 House appro do pass; report awaited.
BUDGET; BRB; GOVERNMENT; FY2016-17 4/27 referred to House appro.
H2704: BUDGET; BRB; HEALTH; FY2106-17

Makes various policy changes in the area of public health that affect the budget. Monies from the Tobacco Tax and Health Care Fund that are required to be deposited in the Medically Needy Account in an amount of 70 cents of each dollar may be used to provide behavioral health care services to eligible persons, in addition to health care services. Responsibility for services for addictive behavior, including alcohol abuse and drug abuse is transferred to AHCCCS, from the Department of Health Services (DHS), and the Interagency Coordinating Council for those services is repealed. DHS is authorized to use monies in the Interagency Service Agreement for Behavioral Health Services Fund only to pay for Title 19 behavioral health service claims for services provided on or before June 30, 2016, and the Fund is repealed on September 1, 2020. Establishes the Intergovernmental Agreements for County Behavioral Health Services Fund consisting of county monies received by the AHCCCS Administration to provide behavioral health services to person identified through agreements with the counties. Beginning the later of January 1, 2017 or on approval by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, “340B covered entities” (defined) are required to submit point-of-sale prescription and physician-administered drug claims for members for drugs that are identified in the 340B pricing file, whether or not the drugs are purchased under the 340B drug pricing program, and the claims must include a professional fee of the lesser of either the “actual acquisition cost” or the “340B ceiling price” (both defined). The AHCCCS Administration or a contractor is required to reimburse claims at the amount submitted plus a professional fee as determined by the AHCCCS Administration unless a contract specified a different professional fee. These requirements do not apply to licensed hospitals and outpatient facilities that are owned or operated by a licensed hospital. By November 1, 2016, the AHCCCS Administration is required to report to the Governor and the Legislature on the technological feasibility and costs of applying those requirements to licensed hospitals and outpatient facilities that are owned or operated by a licensed hospital. Establishes the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Fund to pay costs incurred under the section 1115 waiver authority associated with delivery system reform incentive payments and designated state health programs, and requires the AHCCCS Administration to administer the Fund. The list of services that Arizona Long-Term Care System (ALTCS) contractors must provide to members is expanded to include dental services in an annual amount of up to $1,000 per member. Specifies county contributions for ALTCS, and AHCCCS acute care and hospitalization and medical care for FY2016-17. For the contract year beginning October 1, 2015 and ending September 30, 2016, the AHCCCS Administration is authorized to continue the risk contingency rate setting for all managed care organizations and the funding for all managed care organizations administrative funding levels that was imposed for the contract year beginning October 1, 2010. The list of medically necessary health and medical services that AHCCCS contractors are required to provide is modified to require podiatry services to be performed by a licensed podiatrist, instead of excluding podiatry services performed by a licensed podiatrist. Repeals the prohibition on the AHCCCS capitation rate exceeding 1.5 percent in FY2016-17 and FY2017-18, which was contained in the FY2015-16 budget. Counties are required to reimburse DHS for 31 percent of the costs of a commitment of a sexually violent individual for FY2016-17. Municipalities and counties are required to reimburse DHS for 100 percent of the costs of a defendant’s inpatient, in custody competency restoration treatment for FY2016-17. Disproportionate share hospitals (DSH) payments for FY2016-17 include $113.8 million for a qualifying nonstate operated public hospital, $4.2 million of which must be distributed to the Maricopa County Special Health Care District, $28.5 million for the Arizona State Hospital, and $884,800 for private qualifying hospitals. After these DSH payments are made, the allocations of DSH payment must be made available first to qualifying private hospitals located outside of the Phoenix metropolitan statistical area and the Tucson metropolitan statistical area before being made available to qualifying private hospitals within those areas. Establishes various reporting requirements. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Montenegro


 
H2704 Daily History  Date Action
BUDGET; BRB; HEALTH; FY2106-17 5/10 signed by governor. Chap. 122, Laws 2016.
BUDGET; BRB; HEALTH; FY2106-17 5/3 House COW approved with floor amend #5259. Passed House 35-24. Substituted in Senate for identical S1535 and passed 18-12; ready for governor.
BUDGET; BRB; HEALTH; FY2106-17 4/29 from House appro do pass. From House rules okay.
BUDGET; BRB; HEALTH; FY2106-17 4/28 House appro do pass; report awaited.
BUDGET; BRB; HEALTH; FY2106-17 4/27 referred to House appro.
H2705: BUDGET; BRB; HUMAN SERVICES; FY2016-17

Makes various policy changes in the areas of human services that affect the budget. Beginning on or before November 1, 2016, the Department of Economic Security (DES) is required to submit an annual update for review by the Joint Legislative Budget Committee on the Arizona Training Program and associated group homes. Information that must be included in the update is specified. For FY2016-17, DES is authorized to reduce maximum income eligibility levels for child care assistance in order to manage within appropriated and available monies. During FY2016-17, DES is required to screen and test each adult recipient of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families cash assistance who DES has reasonable cause to believe engages in the illegal use of controlled substances, and any recipient who tests positive for the use of a controlled substance that was not prescribed by a licensed health professional is ineligible to receive benefits for one year. Retroactive to July 1, 2015, the Department of Child Safety (DCS) is prohibited from spending in FY2015-16 any federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families block grant monies in excess of $218.73 million unless either DES or DCS receives a supplemental appropriation of the block grant monies in FY2015-16. The Auditor General is required to provide various reports concerning DCS to the Governor and the Legislature, and deadlines for the reports are specified. DCS is required to review the implementation of foster home licensing rules, hold public meetings to solicit input from foster families on the implementation of foster home licensing rules, identify any modifications required, and report its findings in the review to the Legislature by December 31, 2016. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Montenegro


 
H2705 Daily History  Date Action
BUDGET; BRB; HUMAN SERVICES; FY2016-17 5/10 signed by governor. Chap. 123, Laws 2016.
BUDGET; BRB; HUMAN SERVICES; FY2016-17 5/3 House COW approved. Passed House 36-24. Substituted in Senate for identical S1536 and passed 18-12; ready for governor.
BUDGET; BRB; HUMAN SERVICES; FY2016-17 4/29 from House appro do pass. From House rules okay.
BUDGET; BRB; HUMAN SERVICES; FY2016-17 4/29 House appro do pass; report awaited.
BUDGET; BRB; HUMAN SERVICES; FY2016-17 4/27 referred to House appro.
H2706: BUDGET; BRB; HIGHER EDUCATION; FY2016-17

Makes policy changes in college and university programs that affect the state budget. Reduces the annual appropriation from the general fund to each state university for lease-purchase capital financing for research infrastructure projects for FY2017-18 through FY2030-31. For FY2015-16, each dollar raised by the surcharge on student registration assessed by ABOR for the Financial Aid Trust Fund may be matched by less than $2 appropriated by the Legislature. State aid for science, technology, engineering and mathematics and workforce programs for community college districts for FY2016-17 is as specified in the general appropriations act. Effective July 1, 2018, the amount of tuition and fees included in the operating budget for a university and adopted by the Arizona Board of Regents is required to be subject to legislative appropriation and deposited in a separate tuition and fees subaccount for each university. All other tuition and fee revenue must be retained by each university for expenditure as approved by ABOR in a separate local tuition and fees subaccount for each university, which must consist only of tuition and fees. Previously, the amount of tuition and fees was remitted to the State Treasurer.

First sponsor: Rep. Montenegro


 
H2706 Daily History  Date Action
BUDGET; BRB; HIGHER EDUCATION; FY2016-17 5/4 See S1537.
BUDGET; BRB; HIGHER EDUCATION; FY2016-17 5/3 House COW approved with amend #5232 and floor amend #5244.
BUDGET; BRB; HIGHER EDUCATION; FY2016-17 4/29 from House appro with amend #5232. From House rules okay.
BUDGET; BRB; HIGHER EDUCATION; FY2016-17 4/29 House appro amended; report awaited.
BUDGET; BRB; HIGHER EDUCATION; FY2016-17 4/27 referred to House appro.
H2707: BUDGET; BRB; K-12 EDUCATION; FY2016-17

Makes various policy changes pertaining to K-12 education that affect the budget. Increases the per student base level amount for basic state aid to $3,460.66, from $3,426.74, for FY2016-17. Conditionally enacted on the state Constitution being amended by Proposition 123 at the special election conducted on May 17, 2016, increases the per student base level amount for basic state aid to $3,635.64, from $3,600.00, for FY2016-17. Increases the transportation support level per route mile funding for FY2016-17. For the purposes of base support level calculations for school districts and joint technical education districts, the student count is the average daily membership for the current year, except that for the purposes of computing the base support level used in determining school district rollover allocations and school district budget override amounts, the student count is the average daily membership for the prior year. For FY2016-17, the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) is required to reduce by $352.44 million the amount of basic state aid that otherwise would be apportioned to school districts statewide for district additional assistance and must reduce school district budget limits accordingly. It is the intent of the Governor and the Legislature that school districts increase the total percentage of classroom spending over the previous year’s percentages in the combined categories of instruction, student support and instructional support as defined by the Auditor General. The sum of district additional assistance reductions for school districts with a student count of fewer than 1,100 cannot exceed $5 million. ADE is required to reduce by $18.66 million the amount of charter additional assistance funding that otherwise would be apportioned to charter schools statewide for FY2016-17 and must reduce school district budget limits accordingly. For FY2016-17, ADE is required to fund state aid for joint technical education districts (JTED) with a student count of more than 2,000 students at 95.5 percent of the amount that otherwise would be provided by law and must reduce JTED budget limits accordingly. This state aid reduction must be computed as if the base support level portion of the JTED’s equalization formula funding for FY2016-17 were based on the JTED’s prior year rather than current year average daily membership. Eliminates statutory authorization for school districts to sponsor charter schools. For FY2016-17, ADE is required to compute district additional assistance funding for students who attended school district charter schools in FY2015-16 as if those students had attended school district non-charter schools in FY2015-16 and must adjust student counts and budget limits pertaining to district additional assistance for FY2016-17 accordingly, except that any adjustment in student count that is made under this requirement does not make a school district eligible for district additional assistance growth funding. It is the intent of the Legislature that school districts that operated district-sponsored charter schools in FY2015-16 receive approximately the same amount of “incremental monies” (defined) in FY2016-17 for former district-sponsored charter school students that they received in Fy2015-16. Increases the amount of charter additional assistance to $1,752.10 per student count in K-8, from $1,734.92, and to $2,042.04 per student count in grades 9-12, from $2,022.02. ADE is required to reduce the amount provided by the small school weight for affiliated charter schools by 33 percent, decreased from 67 percent, for FY2016-17. For monies appropriated to the School Facilities Board for new school facilities during FY2016-17 and FY2017-18, if the School Facilities Board approves a school district for new school facilities funding and the full legislative appropriation for the project is not available to the school district in the FY following approval, the district is authorized to use any legally available monies to pay for the project and may reimburse the fund from which the monies were used in subsequent years with the remaining legislative appropriations when made available by the state. Establishes various pilot programs, specifies program requirements and makes appropriations for those programs. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Montenegro


 
H2707 Daily History  Date Action
BUDGET; BRB; K-12 EDUCATION; FY2016-17 5/10 signed by governor. Chap. 124, Laws 2016.
BUDGET; BRB; K-12 EDUCATION; FY2016-17 5/3 House COW approved with floor amend #5251. Passed House 35-24. Substituted in Senate for identical S1538 and passed 18-12; ready for governor.
BUDGET; BRB; K-12 EDUCATION; FY2016-17 4/29 from House appro do pass. From House rules okay.
BUDGET; BRB; K-12 EDUCATION; FY2016-17 4/29 House appro do pass; report awaited.
BUDGET; BRB; K-12 EDUCATION; FY2016-17 4/27 referred to House appro.
H2708: BUDGET; BRB; REVENUE; FY2016-17

Makes various changes relating to general revenues for FY2016-17. After September 30, 2016, the discount rate for cigarette tax stamps is increased to 96.48 percent of the face value of all categories of stamps, from 96 percent. Beginning January 1, 2016 and retroactive to that date, county boards of supervisors are required to spend any unspent monies that remain in the elderly assistance fund solely on the elderly assistance program, and any subsequent appropriations made to the elderly assistance fund are also required to be spent solely on the elderly assistance program. Appropriates $30 million on a one-time basis from the general fund in FY2016-17 to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) for distribution to counties and municipalities for costs related to public highways, streets or bridges. Before the distribution of Highway User Revenue Fund (HURF) revenues to the State Highway Fund and counties and municipalities, ADOT is required to allocate $30 million in FY2017-18 to counties and municipalities for costs related to public highways, streets or bridges. Authorizes the Department of Financial Institutions to use the Financial Services Fund for general operating expenditures of the Dept, and to use monies in the Department Receivership Revolving Fund through FY2015-16 for expenditures on an electronic licensing system. Authorizes the Radiation Regulatory Agency to increase fees in FY2016-17 to generate up to $561,000 and the Department of Agriculture to continue existing fees from FY2015-16 in FY2016-17 to generate specified amounts for various funds. Fees collected by the Department of Insurance are not required to recover between 95 and 110 percent of the Dept's appropriation. For FY2016-17, counties with a population of less than 250,000 are authorized to meet any county fiscal obligation from any source of county revenue designated by the county, in an amount of up to $1.25 million. Establishes a process to enable certain veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces who were domiciled within the boundaries of their tribal lands while in active military service to recover the state income taxes that were erroneously withheld from their military pay from September 1, 1993 to December 31, 2005. Appropriates $2 million from the general fund in FY2016-17 to the newly established Veterans’ Income Tax Settlement Fund for this purpose. Requires various reports. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Montenegro


 
H2708 Daily History  Date Action
BUDGET; BRB; REVENUE; FY2016-17 5/10 signed by governor. Chap. 125, Laws 2016.
BUDGET; BRB; REVENUE; FY2016-17 5/3 substituted in Senate for identical S1539 and passed 17-13; ready for governor.
BUDGET; BRB; REVENUE; FY2016-17 5/3 House COW approved with amend #5233 and floor amend #5239. Passed House 36-24; ready for Senate.
BUDGET; BRB; REVENUE; FY2016-17 4/29 from House appro with amend #5233. From House rules okay.
BUDGET; BRB; REVENUE; FY2016-17 4/29 House appro amended; report awaited.
BUDGET; BRB; REVENUE; FY2016-17 4/27 referred to House appro.
HCM2005: VETERANS' HOMES; TRIBAL LANDS

The Legislature urges the U.S. Congress to enact legislation that would change the applicable law to allow construction reimbursement and per diem to veterans' homes on tribal lands. 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, the Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs and each member of Congress from Arizona.

First sponsor: Rep. Hale
Others: Rep. Alston, Rep. Andrade, Rep. Barton, Rep. Benally, Rep. Bolding, Sen. Bradley, Rep. Cardenas, Rep. Clark, Rep. Fernandez, Rep. Gabaldon, Rep. Gonzales, Rep. Larkin, Rep. Mach, Rep. McCune Davis, Rep. Mendez, Rep. Meyer, Rep. Rios, Rep. Saldate, Rep. Velasquez, Rep. Wheeler


 
HCM2005 Daily History  Date Action
VETERANS' HOMES; TRIBAL LANDS 1/25 referred to House mil-pub.
HCM2009: URGING CONGRESS; AMERICAN LEGION; MEMBERSHIP

The Legislature urges the U.S. Congress to direct the American Legion to expand its membership eligibility to include all honorably discharged military veterans. The Secretary of State is directed to transmit copies of this memorial to 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: Rep. Borrelli
Others: Rep. Ackerley, Rep. J. Allen, Rep. Andrade, Rep. Barton, Rep. Bolding, Rep. Campbell, Rep. Cardenas, Rep. Cobb, Rep. Espinoza, Rep. Finchem, Rep. Friese, Rep. Gowan, Rep. Gray, Rep. Kern, Rep. Kopec, Rep. Larkin, Rep. Lawrence, Rep. Livingston, Rep. Lovas, Rep. Mitchell, Rep. Robson, Rep. Shope, Rep. Thorpe, Rep. Townsend, Rep. Ugenti-Rita, Rep. Weninger


 
HCM2009 Daily History  Date Action
URGING CONGRESS; AMERICAN LEGION; MEMBERSHIP 5/7 passed Senate 28-0; to secretary of state.
URGING CONGRESS; AMERICAN LEGION; MEMBERSHIP 4/7 Senate COW approved.
URGING CONGRESS; AMERICAN LEGION; MEMBERSHIP 3/28 from Senate rules okay.
URGING CONGRESS; AMERICAN LEGION; MEMBERSHIP 3/16 from Senate pub-mil-tech do pass.
URGING CONGRESS; AMERICAN LEGION; MEMBERSHIP 3/7 referred to Senate pub-mil-tech.
URGING CONGRESS; AMERICAN LEGION; MEMBERSHIP 3/2 passed House 58-0; ready for Senate.
URGING CONGRESS; AMERICAN LEGION; MEMBERSHIP 2/25 House COW approved.
URGING CONGRESS; AMERICAN LEGION; MEMBERSHIP 2/22 from House rules okay.
URGING CONGRESS; AMERICAN LEGION; MEMBERSHIP 2/11 from House mil-pub do pass.
URGING CONGRESS; AMERICAN LEGION; MEMBERSHIP 2/11 House mil-pub do pass; report awaited.
URGING CONGRESS; AMERICAN LEGION; MEMBERSHIP 2/8 referred to House mil-pub.
HCR2001: ARIZONA VETERANS HALL OF FAME

The members of the Legislature recognize the members of the Arizona military veterans community, support the men, women and families of our nation's military and our military veterans, recognize the deeds and accomplishments of those Arizona military veterans who have been inducted into the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame, and recognize the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame and support its endeavors to recognize these individuals. AS SENT TO SECRETARY OF STATE.

First sponsor: Rep. Borrelli
Others: Rep. Boyer, Rep. Cobb, Rep. Fann, Rep. Finchem


 
HCR2001 Daily History  Date Action
ARIZONA VETERANS HALL OF FAME 3/24 unanimously adopted by Senate; to secretary of state.
ARIZONA VETERANS HALL OF FAME 2/16 passed House 57-3; ready for Senate.
ARIZONA VETERANS HALL OF FAME 2/8 from House rules okay. To House consent calendar.
ARIZONA VETERANS HALL OF FAME 1/28 from House mil-pub do pass.
ARIZONA VETERANS HALL OF FAME 1/28 House mil-pub do pass; report awaited.
ARIZONA VETERANS HALL OF FAME 1/19 referred to House mil-pub.
HCR2025: PURPLE HEART STATE; DAY

The members of the Legislature declare the State of Arizona to be a Purple Heart State and proclaim August 7, 2016 as Arizona Purple Heart Day. AS SENT TO SECRETARY OF STATE.

First sponsor: Rep. Thorpe
Others: Rep. Ackerley, Rep. Boyer, Rep. Cardenas, Rep. Fann, Rep. Finchem, Rep. Leach, Rep. Livingston, Rep. Townsend


 
HCR2025 Daily History  Date Action
PURPLE HEART STATE; DAY 5/6 House concurred in Senate amendments and passed on final reading 51-0; to secretary of state.
PURPLE HEART STATE; DAY 4/12 passed Senate 28-0; ready for House action on Senate amendments.
PURPLE HEART STATE; DAY 4/11 Senate COW approved with amend #5004.
PURPLE HEART STATE; DAY 4/5 from Senate rules okay.
PURPLE HEART STATE; DAY 3/23 from Senate appro with amend #5004.
PURPLE HEART STATE; DAY 3/14 referred to Senate appro.
PURPLE HEART STATE; DAY 2/16 passed House 55-5; ready for Senate.
PURPLE HEART STATE; DAY 2/8 from House rules okay. To House consent calendar.
PURPLE HEART STATE; DAY 1/28 from House mil-pub do pass.
PURPLE HEART STATE; DAY 1/28 House mil-pub do pass; report awaited.
PURPLE HEART STATE; DAY 1/19 referred to House mil-pub.
HCR2038: END-OF-LIFE DECISIONS; TERMINALLY ILL

The 2016 general election ballot is to carry the question of whether to add a new chapter to Title 36 (Public Health) relating to end-of-life decisions. A "qualified patient" (defined) is permitted to make a written request for medication to end the patient's life. Establishes a process for the request, including a requirement for it to be signed and witnessed by at least two persons who meet specified requirements. Also establishes required procedures for the attending physician and a consulting physician. Requires a 15-day waiting period and provides for effect on construction of wills and contracts. Specifies immunities and civil penalties for violations.

First sponsor: Rep. Mach
Others: Rep. Alston, Rep. Andrade, Rep. Bolding, Rep. Campbell, Sen. Farley, Rep. Fernandez, Rep. Friese, Rep. Gabaldon, Rep. Gonzales, Rep. Mendez, Rep. Rios, Rep. Saldate, Rep. Velasquez, Rep. Wheeler


 
HCR2038 Daily History  Date Action
END-OF-LIFE DECISIONS; TERMINALLY ILL 5/5 referred to House rules only.
HCR2051: BUDGET; BRB; TRUST LAND MANAGEMENT

The Legislature respectfully requests that the Secretary of State return Senate Concurrent Resolution 1018, 52nd legislature, 1st regular session, to the Legislature, which would have put on the 2016 general election ballot the question of whether to amend the state Constitution to allow up to 10 percent of the annual proceeds from state trust lands to be used exclusively for administration and disposition of trust lands as provided by law. AS SENT TO SECRETARY OF STATE.

First sponsor: Rep. Montenegro


 
HCR2051 Daily History  Date Action
BUDGET; BRB; TRUST LAND MANAGEMENT 5/3 Substituted in Senate for identical SCR1025 and passed 30-0; to secretary of state.
BUDGET; BRB; TRUST LAND MANAGEMENT 5/3 House COW approved. Passed House 37-23; ready for Senate.
BUDGET; BRB; TRUST LAND MANAGEMENT 4/29 from House appro do pass. From House rules okay.
BUDGET; BRB; TRUST LAND MANAGEMENT 4/28 House appro do pass; report awaited.
BUDGET; BRB; TRUST LAND MANAGEMENT 4/27 referred to House appro.
S1013: LOTTERY; FUNDING; LTAF; RESTORATION

Establishes the Local Transportation Assistance Fund (LTAF) and requires the Legislature to appropriate an amount necessary to provide that the total monies available in LTAF for each fiscal year (FY) equal $20.5 million. The State Treasurer is required to pay municipalities a maximum of $23 million each FY from the available monies in LTAF in proportion to the population of each municipality, except that each municipality is entitled to receive at least $10,000. The State Treasurer is also required to distribute up to $18 million each FY to counties. Establishes the County Assistance Fund and specifies distributions from the Fund. Establishes the State Parks Board Heritage Fund, and requires the Heritage Fund to be administered by the State Parks Board for specified purposes. State Lottery Fund (SLF) monies must be used to reimburse the general fund for payment to LTAF of $18 million each FY. Of the monies remaining in the SLF, up to a maximum of $23 million each FY must be deposited in the general fund to be used to offset reimbursements to LTAF and up to a maximum of $7.65 million each FY must be deposited in the general fund to be used to offset reimbursements to the County Assistance Fund. Of the monies remaining in SLF, $10 million must be deposited in the Heritage Fund. Monies equivalent to the amount of SLF monies specified must be transferred from the general fund to the other funds specified at the beginning of each FY. More.

First sponsor: Sen. Farley


 
S1013 Daily History  Date Action
LOTTERY; FUNDING; LTAF; RESTORATION 1/11 referred to Senate trans, appro.
S1017: MUNICIPAL SERVICE ACCESS CARDS; REQUIREMENTS

Municipalities are authorized to issue a municipal service access card to individuals to provide access to municipal services that the individual is entitled to receive. The card must meet specified requirements, including stating that the card is not an identification card. Municipalities are authorized to issue cards that are also identification cards if the card requires the same information required by the Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division for a nonoperating identification license. Applies to all municipal service cards issued, reissued or renewed on or after the effective date of this legislation.

First sponsor: Sen. Kavanagh


 
S1017 Daily History  Date Action
MUNICIPAL SERVICE ACCESS CARDS; REQUIREMENTS 2/22 FAILED to pass Senate 14-15.
MUNICIPAL SERVICE ACCESS CARDS; REQUIREMENTS 2/15 Senate COW approved with floor amend #4261.
MUNICIPAL SERVICE ACCESS CARDS; REQUIREMENTS 2/2 stricken from Senate consent calendar by Kavanagh.
MUNICIPAL SERVICE ACCESS CARDS; REQUIREMENTS 2/2 from Senate rules okay.
MUNICIPAL SERVICE ACCESS CARDS; REQUIREMENTS 2/1 stricken from Senate consent calendar by Quezada.
MUNICIPAL SERVICE ACCESS CARDS; REQUIREMENTS 2/1 to Senate consent calendar.
MUNICIPAL SERVICE ACCESS CARDS; REQUIREMENTS 1/27 from Senate pub-mil-tech do pass.
MUNICIPAL SERVICE ACCESS CARDS; REQUIREMENTS 1/14 from Senate gov do pass.
MUNICIPAL SERVICE ACCESS CARDS; REQUIREMENTS 1/11 referred to Senate gov, pub-mil-tech.
S1045: PIONEERS' HOME; MINERS HOSPITAL; CONTINUATION

The statutory life of the Arizona Pioneers' Home and the State Hospital for Miners with Disabilities is extended eight years to July 1, 2024. Retroactive to July 1, 2016. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Kavanagh


 
S1045 Daily History  Date Action
PIONEERS' HOME; MINERS HOSPITAL; CONTINUATION 3/14 signed by governor. Chap. 15, Laws 2016.
PIONEERS' HOME; MINERS HOSPITAL; CONTINUATION 3/10 passed House 47-11; ready for governor.
PIONEERS' HOME; MINERS HOSPITAL; CONTINUATION 3/8 from House rules okay.
PIONEERS' HOME; MINERS HOSPITAL; CONTINUATION 3/7 to House consent calendar.
PIONEERS' HOME; MINERS HOSPITAL; CONTINUATION 2/25 from House gov-higher ed do pass.
PIONEERS' HOME; MINERS HOSPITAL; CONTINUATION 2/17 referred to House gov-higher ed.
PIONEERS' HOME; MINERS HOSPITAL; CONTINUATION 1/28 passed Senate 27-1; ready for House.
PIONEERS' HOME; MINERS HOSPITAL; CONTINUATION 1/25 Senate COW approved.
PIONEERS' HOME; MINERS HOSPITAL; CONTINUATION 1/20 from Senate rules okay.
PIONEERS' HOME; MINERS HOSPITAL; CONTINUATION 1/19 stricken from Senate consent calendar by Dial.
PIONEERS' HOME; MINERS HOSPITAL; CONTINUATION 1/19 to Senate consent calendar.
PIONEERS' HOME; MINERS HOSPITAL; CONTINUATION 1/14 from Senate gov do pass.
PIONEERS' HOME; MINERS HOSPITAL; CONTINUATION 1/11 referred to Senate gov.
S1088: SECURED RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITIES; PROCESS SERVERS

Homeowners associations and condominium associations or their agents and owners or managing agents of a gated or secured apartment community are required to allow a process server to access the gated or secured areas of the community in order to serve process. A security guard or other employee or agent of the community or association is prohibited from notifying the person who lives in the community that a process server is attempting to serve that person with service of process. The Attorney General or the county attorney is authorized to enforce these requirements and to assess a civil penalty of up to $250 per violation.

First sponsor: Sen. Kavanagh


 
S1088 Daily History  Date Action
SECURED RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITIES; PROCESS SERVERS 2/16 FAILED to pass Senate 9-18.
SECURED RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITIES; PROCESS SERVERS 2/15 Senate COW approved with amend #4003 and floor amend #4262 and #4263.
SECURED RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITIES; PROCESS SERVERS 1/26 from Senate rules okay.
SECURED RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITIES; PROCESS SERVERS 1/20 from Senate pub-mil-tech with amend #4003.
SECURED RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITIES; PROCESS SERVERS 1/13 referred to Senate pub-mil-tech.
S1102: GUARDIANS; DUTIES; ACCESS TO WARD

A guardian is required to make good faith efforts to maintain the ward's historical relationships as evidenced by past patterns and practices and ensure that the ward has reasonable access to family and friends. A guardian is required to notify specified family members of an adult ward, including any person who has filed a demand for notice, if the ward is admitted to a hospital for more than 3 days or if the ward dies. The notification must include information about any funeral arrangements and the place of burial. AS PASSED SENATE.

First sponsor: Sen. Barto


 
S1102 Daily History  Date Action
GUARDIANS; DUTIES; ACCESS TO WARD 3/17 from House rules okay.
GUARDIANS; DUTIES; ACCESS TO WARD 3/15 from House child-fam with amend #4883.
GUARDIANS; DUTIES; ACCESS TO WARD 3/2 referred to House child-fam.
GUARDIANS; DUTIES; ACCESS TO WARD 2/29 passed Senate 29-0; ready for House.
GUARDIANS; DUTIES; ACCESS TO WARD 2/25 Senate COW approved with amend #4400 and floor amend #4569.
GUARDIANS; DUTIES; ACCESS TO WARD 2/23 from Senate rules okay.
GUARDIANS; DUTIES; ACCESS TO WARD 2/22 from Senate jud with amend #4400.
GUARDIANS; DUTIES; ACCESS TO WARD 2/18 Senate jud amended; report awaited.
GUARDIANS; DUTIES; ACCESS TO WARD 1/13 referred to Senate jud.
S1108: APPLICATION FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE; REQUIREMENTS

An application for any public assistance or service governed by Title 46 (Welfare) may bear the applicant's electronic signature, and the applicant's signature is no longer required to be witnessed. The application must include a statement by the applicant certifying that the contents of the application are true under penalty of perjury, instead of being required to be verified by the oath of the applicant. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Barto


 
S1108 Daily History  Date Action
APPLICATION FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE; REQUIREMENTS 3/14 signed by governor. Chap. 21, Laws 2016.
APPLICATION FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE; REQUIREMENTS 3/10 passed House 57-0; ready for governor.
APPLICATION FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE; REQUIREMENTS 3/8 from House rules okay.
APPLICATION FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE; REQUIREMENTS 3/7 to House consent calendar.
APPLICATION FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE; REQUIREMENTS 2/22 from House child-fam do pass.
APPLICATION FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE; REQUIREMENTS 2/17 referred to House child-fam.
APPLICATION FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE; REQUIREMENTS 2/8 passed Senate 29-1; ready for House.
APPLICATION FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE; REQUIREMENTS 2/2 from Senate rules okay.
APPLICATION FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE; REQUIREMENTS 2/1 to Senate consent calendar.
APPLICATION FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE; REQUIREMENTS 1/21 from Senate hel-hu ser do pass.
APPLICATION FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE; REQUIREMENTS 1/13 referred to Senate hel-hu ser.
S1114: APPROPRIATION; VETERANS' SERVICES; VETERANS' HOME

Appropriates $10 million from the general fund in FY2016-17 to the Department of Veterans' Services for distribution to the City of Flagstaff for construction of a veterans' home in Flagstaff.

First sponsor: Sen. S. Allen
Others: Rep. Barton, Sen. Begay, Rep. Borrelli, Sen. Bradley, Rep. Carter, Sen. Farley, Rep. Hale, Sen. Hobbs, Sen. McGuire, Sen. Meza, Sen. Miranda, Sen. Smith, Rep. Thorpe, Sen. Yee


 
S1114 Daily History  Date Action
APPROPRIATION; VETERANS' SERVICES; VETERANS' HOME 2/24 from Senate appro with amend #4510.
APPROPRIATION; VETERANS' SERVICES; VETERANS' HOME 2/16 Senate appro held.
APPROPRIATION; VETERANS' SERVICES; VETERANS' HOME 2/10 from Senate pub-mil-tech do pass.
APPROPRIATION; VETERANS' SERVICES; VETERANS' HOME 1/14 referred to Senate pub-mil-tech, appro.
S1136: TERMINALLY ILL; CARE CHOICES

An adult who is an Arizona resident and who has been determined by to be suffering from a terminal disease is permitted to make a written request for medication to end the patient's life. Establishes a process for the request, including a requirement for it to be signed and witnessed by at least two persons who meet specified requirements. Also establishes required procedures for the attending physician and a consulting physician. Requires a 15-day waiting period and provides for effect on construction of wills and contracts. Specifies immunities and civil penalties for violations. Severability clause.

First sponsor: Sen. McGuire
Others: Rep. Andrade, Sen. Dalessandro, Sen. Hobbs


 
S1136 Daily History  Date Action
TERMINALLY ILL; CARE CHOICES 1/19 referred to Senate hel-hu ser.
S1161: PUBLIC ASSISTANCE LIMITS; COUNTY ELDERLY ASSISTANCE (CORPORATION COMMISSION; SEARCHABLE DATABASE; APPROPRIATION)

Appropriates $2 million from the Public Access Fund in FY2016-17 to the Corporation Commission to replace its Arizona public access system. AS PASSED SENATE.

First sponsor: Sen. Kavanagh
Others: Sen. S. Allen, Sen. Barto, Rep. Borrelli, Rep. Boyer, Sen. Burges, Rep. Fann, Rep. Gabaldon, Rep. Gray, Rep. Mesnard, Rep. Meyer, Sen. Pancrazi, Rep. Pratt, Rep. Shope, Rep. Thorpe, Rep. Weninger, Sen. Worsley


 
S1161 Daily History  Date Action
PUBLIC ASSISTANCE LIMITS; COUNTY ELDERLY ASSISTANCE 5/5 House sat as in COW to further amend the bill and adopted floor amend #5284.
PUBLIC ASSISTANCE LIMITS; COUNTY ELDERLY ASSISTANCE 5/2 House COW approved with amend #5009 and floor amend #5238. NOTE SHORT TITLE CHANGE.
CORPORATION COMMISSION; SEARCHABLE DATABASE; APPROPRIATION 4/28 retained on House COW calendar.
CORPORATION COMMISSION; SEARCHABLE DATABASE; APPROPRIATION 4/27 from House rules okay.
CORPORATION COMMISSION; SEARCHABLE DATABASE; APPROPRIATION 3/24 from House appro with amend #5009.
CORPORATION COMMISSION; SEARCHABLE DATABASE; APPROPRIATION 2/23 referred to House appro.
CORPORATION COMMISSION; SEARCHABLE DATABASE; APPROPRIATION 2/11 passed Senate 29-0; ready for House.
CORPORATION COMMISSION; SEARCHABLE DATABASE; APPROPRIATION 2/10 Senate COW approved with amend #4076.
CORPORATION COMMISSION; SEARCHABLE DATABASE; APPROPRIATION 2/9 from Senate rules okay.
CORPORATION COMMISSION; SEARCHABLE DATABASE; APPROPRIATION 2/4 from Senate appro with amend #4076.
CORPORATION COMMISSION; SEARCHABLE DATABASE; APPROPRIATION 2/2 Senate appro do pass; report awaited.
CORPORATION COMMISSION; SEARCHABLE DATABASE; APPROPRIATION 2/2 from Senate com-work dev do pass.
CORPORATION COMMISSION; SEARCHABLE DATABASE; APPROPRIATION 2/1 Senate com-work dev do pass; report awaited.
CORPORATION COMMISSION; SEARCHABLE DATABASE; APPROPRIATION 1/20 referred to Senate appro, com-work dev.
S1164: G&F; LICENSES; VETERANS

The Game and Fish Department is required to award a bonus point to a person who submits satisfactory proof to the Department that the person is an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces.

First sponsor: Sen. McGuire
Others: Sen. S. Allen, Rep. Andrade, Rep. Borrelli, Sen. Dalessandro, Rep. Espinoza, Sen. Griffin, Sen. Hobbs, Sen. Kavanagh, Sen. Miranda, Sen. Smith, Sen. Worsley


 
S1164 Daily History  Date Action
G&F; LICENSES; VETERANS 2/10 from Senate pub-mil-tech do pass.
G&F; LICENSES; VETERANS 1/20 referred to Senate nat res, pub-mil-tech.
S1166: SERVICE ANIMALS; CERTIFICATION; REGISTRATION; IDENTIFICATION

A service animal is required to be "under the control of the service animal's handler" (defined). The list of reasons a service animal may be excluded from a public place is expanded to include that the animal is out of control and the animal's handler does not take effective action to control the animal, and that the animal is not housebroken. If a public place asks an individual to remove a service animal due to one of the authorized reasons, the public place must give the individual the opportunity to return and obtain goods, services or accommodations without the animal on the premises. A person who falsely or fraudulently claim to be the owner or trainer of a service animal is subject to a civil penalty of up to $250 for a first violation, and is guilty of a class 2 (mid-level) misdemeanor for a second or subsequent violation. AS PASSED SENATE.

First sponsor: Sen. McGuire
Others: Rep. Andrade, Sen. Dalessandro, Sen. Hobbs, Sen. Kavanagh, Sen. Miranda


 
S1166 Daily History  Date Action
SERVICE ANIMALS; CERTIFICATION; REGISTRATION; IDENTIFICATION 3/17 FAILED House gov-higher ed 3-4.
SERVICE ANIMALS; CERTIFICATION; REGISTRATION; IDENTIFICATION 3/8 referred to House gov-higher ed.
SERVICE ANIMALS; CERTIFICATION; REGISTRATION; IDENTIFICATION 2/29 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
SERVICE ANIMALS; CERTIFICATION; REGISTRATION; IDENTIFICATION 2/25 Senate COW approved with amend #4205 amd floor amend #4571; amend 4123 and the rules tech amendment were withdrawn.
SERVICE ANIMALS; CERTIFICATION; REGISTRATION; IDENTIFICATION 2/16 from Senate rules with a technical amendment.
SERVICE ANIMALS; CERTIFICATION; REGISTRATION; IDENTIFICATION 2/11 from Senate gov with amend #4205.
SERVICE ANIMALS; CERTIFICATION; REGISTRATION; IDENTIFICATION 2/9 from Senate nat res with amend #4123.
SERVICE ANIMALS; CERTIFICATION; REGISTRATION; IDENTIFICATION 2/8 Senate nat res amended; report awaited.
SERVICE ANIMALS; CERTIFICATION; REGISTRATION; IDENTIFICATION 1/20 referred to Senate gov, nat res.
S1169: MENTAL HEALTH POWER OF ATTORNEY

Various changes to statutes relating to mental health care power of attorney. The physician that determines that a person lacks the ability to give informed consent may be a specialist in neurology, in addition to psychiatry or psychology. If a patient admitted to or being treated in an outpatient psychiatric facility under the authority of an agent pursuant to a mental health care power of attorney manifests the desire to disqualify an agent or revoke the power of attorney and requests in writing to be discharged from the facility, the facility is required to either discharge the patient within 48 hours, excluding weekends and legal holidays, or to initiate proceedings for court ordered evaluation or treatment on the following court day. Some exceptions. Except during times when the principal has been found to be incapable, the principal under a mental health care power of attorney may disqualify an agent or revoke all or any portion of the power of attorney. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Barto
Others: Sen. Bradley, Rep. Brophy McGee, Sen. Driggs, Sen. D. Farnsworth, Sen. Lesko, Rep. Norgaard, Sen. Pancrazi, Sen. Worsley, Sen. Yee


 
S1169 Daily History  Date Action
MENTAL HEALTH POWER OF ATTORNEY 5/17 signed by governor. Chap. 268, Laws 2016.
MENTAL HEALTH POWER OF ATTORNEY 5/4 Senate concurred in House amendments and passed on final reading 28-0; ready for governor.
MENTAL HEALTH POWER OF ATTORNEY 3/30 passed House 55-0; ready for Senate action on House amendments.
MENTAL HEALTH POWER OF ATTORNEY 3/16 House COW approved with amend #4832.
MENTAL HEALTH POWER OF ATTORNEY 3/14 from House rules okay.
MENTAL HEALTH POWER OF ATTORNEY 3/9 from House hel with amend #4832.
MENTAL HEALTH POWER OF ATTORNEY 2/18 referred to House hel.
MENTAL HEALTH POWER OF ATTORNEY 2/11 passed Senate 29-0; ready for House.
MENTAL HEALTH POWER OF ATTORNEY 2/9 from Senate rules okay.
MENTAL HEALTH POWER OF ATTORNEY 2/8 to Senate consent calendar.
MENTAL HEALTH POWER OF ATTORNEY 2/4 from Senate hel-hu ser do pass.
MENTAL HEALTH POWER OF ATTORNEY 1/20 referred to Senate hel-hu ser.
S1196: SILVER ALERT; ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE (TECH CORRECTION; TAX ANTICIPATION BONDS)

The silver alert notification system may be used to issue and coordinate alerts following the report of a missing person who has Alzheimer's disease or dementia. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Griffin


 
S1196 Daily History  Date Action
SILVER ALERT; ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE 5/11 signed by governor. Chap. 146, Laws 2016.
SILVER ALERT; ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE 5/4 Senate concurred in House amendments and passed on final reading 28-0; ready for governor.
SILVER ALERT; ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE 3/30 passed House 55-0; ready for Senate action on House amendments.
SILVER ALERT; ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE 3/16 House COW approved with floor amend #4928.
SILVER ALERT; ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE 3/8 from House rules okay.
SILVER ALERT; ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE 3/3 from House mil-pub do pass.
SILVER ALERT; ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE 2/23 referred to House mil-pub.
SILVER ALERT; ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE 2/18 passed Senate 29-0; ready for House.
SILVER ALERT; ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE 2/17 Senate COW approved with amend #4139. NOTE SHORT TITLE CHANGE
TECH CORRECTION; TAX ANTICIPATION BONDS 2/16 from Senate rules okay.
TECH CORRECTION; TAX ANTICIPATION BONDS 2/9 from Senate water-energy with amend #4139.
TECH CORRECTION; TAX ANTICIPATION BONDS 2/8 Senate water-energy amended; report awaited.
TECH CORRECTION; TAX ANTICIPATION BONDS 2/2 further referred to Senate water-energy.
TECH CORRECTION; TAX ANTICIPATION BONDS 1/20 referred to Senate rules only.
S1198: PUBLIC LIBRARY OPERATION; THIRD-PARTY CONTRACTS

The list of entities that a county board of supervisors may enter into a contract with to assume the functions of a county free library is expanded to include the governing board of a school district, the governing board of a community college district and a nonprofit corporation. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Griffin
Others: Rep. Borrelli, Rep. Carter, Rep. Cobb, Sen. Dalessandro, Sen. McGuire, Rep. Pratt


 
S1198 Daily History  Date Action
PUBLIC LIBRARY OPERATION; THIRD-PARTY CONTRACTS 5/18 signed by governor. Chap. 337, Laws 2016.
PUBLIC LIBRARY OPERATION; THIRD-PARTY CONTRACTS 5/6 passed House 51-0; ready for governor.
PUBLIC LIBRARY OPERATION; THIRD-PARTY CONTRACTS 3/22 House COW approved.
PUBLIC LIBRARY OPERATION; THIRD-PARTY CONTRACTS 3/8 from House rules okay.
PUBLIC LIBRARY OPERATION; THIRD-PARTY CONTRACTS 2/22 from House county-muni do pass.
PUBLIC LIBRARY OPERATION; THIRD-PARTY CONTRACTS 2/22 House county-muni do pass; report awaited.
PUBLIC LIBRARY OPERATION; THIRD-PARTY CONTRACTS 2/17 referred to House county-muni.
PUBLIC LIBRARY OPERATION; THIRD-PARTY CONTRACTS 2/8 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
PUBLIC LIBRARY OPERATION; THIRD-PARTY CONTRACTS 2/2 from Senate rules okay.
PUBLIC LIBRARY OPERATION; THIRD-PARTY CONTRACTS 2/1 to Senate consent calendar.
PUBLIC LIBRARY OPERATION; THIRD-PARTY CONTRACTS 1/28 from Senate gov do pass.
PUBLIC LIBRARY OPERATION; THIRD-PARTY CONTRACTS 1/20 referred to Senate gov.
S1216: CHARITABLE DONATIONS; TAX CREDIT AMOUNTS

The maximum amounts of income tax credits for contributions during the tax year to a qualifying charitable organization other than a qualifying foster care charitable organization are increased to $400 for a single individual or head of household, from $200, and to $800 for a married couple filing jointly, from $400. The maximum amounts of income tax credits for contributions during the tax year to a qualifying foster care charitable organization are increased to $500 for a single individual or head of household, from $400, and to $1,000 for a married couple filing jointly, from $800. A taxpayer may contribute to either or both a qualifying charitable organization and a qualifying foster care charitable organization and claim either or both credits in the same taxable year. Retroactive to January 1, 2016. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Yarbrough
Others: Sen. S. Allen, Sen. Barto, Sen. Biggs, Rep. Borrelli, Rep. Boyer, Sen. Bradley, Sen. Burges, Sen. Cajero Bedford, Rep. Cardenas, Rep. Coleman, Sen. Contreras, Sen. Donahue, Sen. Driggs, Rep. Fann, Sen. Farley, Sen. Griffin, Rep. Leach, Sen. Lesko, Rep. Livingston, Rep. Lovas, Rep. Mesnard, Rep. Mitchell, Rep. Norgaard, Rep. Pratt, Sen. Smith, Rep. Townsend, Rep. Weninger, Rep. Wheeler, Sen. Worsley, Sen. Yee


 
S1216 Daily History  Date Action
CHARITABLE DONATIONS; TAX CREDIT AMOUNTS 5/6 signed by governor. Chap. 109, Laws 2016.
CHARITABLE DONATIONS; TAX CREDIT AMOUNTS 5/5 passed House 41-18; ready for Senate action on House amendments. Senate concurred in House amendments and passed on final reading 23-6; ready for governor.
CHARITABLE DONATIONS; TAX CREDIT AMOUNTS 5/4 House COW approved with floor amend #5278.
CHARITABLE DONATIONS; TAX CREDIT AMOUNTS 4/29 from House rules okay.
CHARITABLE DONATIONS; TAX CREDIT AMOUNTS 3/15 from House ways-means do pass.
CHARITABLE DONATIONS; TAX CREDIT AMOUNTS 3/2 referred to House ways-means.
CHARITABLE DONATIONS; TAX CREDIT AMOUNTS 2/22 passed Senate 29-1; ready for House.
CHARITABLE DONATIONS; TAX CREDIT AMOUNTS 2/18 Senate COW approved with amend #4190.
CHARITABLE DONATIONS; TAX CREDIT AMOUNTS 2/16 from Senate rules okay.
CHARITABLE DONATIONS; TAX CREDIT AMOUNTS 2/11 from Senate fin with amend #4190.
CHARITABLE DONATIONS; TAX CREDIT AMOUNTS 2/10 Senate fin amended; report awaited.
CHARITABLE DONATIONS; TAX CREDIT AMOUNTS 1/21 referred to Senate fin.
S1232: PURPLE HEART SPECIAL PLATE PARKING

State agencies and political subdivisions with jurisdiction over street parking or publicly owned and operated parking facilities are authorized to provide specially designated and marked motor vehicle parking spaces for the exclusive use of motor vehicles with a purple heart special license plate.

First sponsor: Sen. Miranda
Others: Sen. Begay, Sen. Bradley, Rep. Campbell, Sen. Contreras, Sen. Dalessandro, Rep. Fernandez, Sen. McGuire, Sen. Meza, Sen. Pancrazi, Rep. Velasquez


 
S1232 Daily History  Date Action
PURPLE HEART SPECIAL PLATE PARKING 2/2 from Senate rules okay.
PURPLE HEART SPECIAL PLATE PARKING 2/1 to Senate consent calendar.
PURPLE HEART SPECIAL PLATE PARKING 1/27 from Senate trans do pass.
PURPLE HEART SPECIAL PLATE PARKING 1/26 Senate trans do pass; report awaited.
PURPLE HEART SPECIAL PLATE PARKING 1/21 referred to Senate trans.
S1233: ARIZONA MINORITY VETERANS MEMORIAL

The Department of Administration is authorized to provide for the placement in Wesley Bolin Plaza of a memorial dedicated to the commemoration of Arizona minority veterans. Public monies are not authorized for the costs of the memorial. Self-repeals October 1, 2019.

First sponsor: Sen. Miranda
Others: Sen. Begay, Sen. Bradley, Sen. Contreras, Sen. Dalessandro, Rep. Fernandez, Sen. Hobbs, Sen. Lesko, Sen. McGuire, Sen. Meza, Sen. Pancrazi, Sen. Shooter, Rep. Velasquez


 
S1233 Daily History  Date Action
ARIZONA MINORITY VETERANS MEMORIAL 2/18 from Senate gov with amend #4360.
ARIZONA MINORITY VETERANS MEMORIAL 1/21 referred to Senate gov.
S1237: GOVERNOR'S OFFICE ON TRIBAL RELATIONS (COMMISSION OF INDIAN AFFAIRS; CONTINUATION)

The Arizona Commission of Indian Affairs and related statutes are repealed. Establishes the Governor’s Office on Tribal Relations to assist state agencies in implementing tribal consultation and outreach activities. Powers and duties of the Office are specified. The Office replaces the Commission in various statutory responsibilities, and all unexpended and unencumbered monies remaining in the Indian Affairs Commission Publications Fund are transferred to the Governor’s Office on Tribal Relations on the effective date of this legislation. The Office terminates on July 1, 2024. State agencies are required to develop and implement tribal consultation policies and annually report on the policies to the Office. The Governor is required to annually meet with the tribal leaders of the 22 nations and communities in a state-tribal summit to address issues of mutual concern. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Begay
Others: Sen. S. Allen, Sen. Burges, Sen. Lesko, Sen. Shooter, Sen. Smith, Sen. Worsley


 
S1237 Daily History  Date Action
GOVERNOR'S OFFICE ON TRIBAL RELATIONS 5/11 signed by governor. Chap. 150, Laws 2016.
GOVERNOR'S OFFICE ON TRIBAL RELATIONS 5/6 Senate concurred in House amendments and passed on final reading 28-0; ready for governor.
GOVERNOR'S OFFICE ON TRIBAL RELATIONS 5/6 passed House 54-1; ready for Senate action on House amendments.
GOVERNOR'S OFFICE ON TRIBAL RELATIONS 3/31 House COW approved with floor amend #5094. NOTE SHORT TITLE CHANGE.
COMMISSION OF INDIAN AFFAIRS; CONTINUATION 3/30 retained on House COW calendar.
COMMISSION OF INDIAN AFFAIRS; CONTINUATION 3/28 retained on House COW calendar.
COMMISSION OF INDIAN AFFAIRS; CONTINUATION 3/24 retained on House COW calendar.
COMMISSION OF INDIAN AFFAIRS; CONTINUATION 3/22 retained on House COW calendar.
COMMISSION OF INDIAN AFFAIRS; CONTINUATION 3/17 from House rules okay. Retained on House COW calendar.
COMMISSION OF INDIAN AFFAIRS; CONTINUATION 3/10 from House gov-higher ed do pass.
COMMISSION OF INDIAN AFFAIRS; CONTINUATION 3/2 referred to House gov-higher ed.
COMMISSION OF INDIAN AFFAIRS; CONTINUATION 2/29 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
COMMISSION OF INDIAN AFFAIRS; CONTINUATION 2/23 from Senate rules okay.
COMMISSION OF INDIAN AFFAIRS; CONTINUATION 2/22 to Senate consent calendar.
COMMISSION OF INDIAN AFFAIRS; CONTINUATION 2/18 from Senate gov do pass.
COMMISSION OF INDIAN AFFAIRS; CONTINUATION 1/21 referred to Senate gov.
S1250: INTERGOVERNMENTAL PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY; TAXATION

Various changes relating to intergovernmental public transportation authorities. An authority is a tax-levying public improvement and taxing subdivision of the state. A county board of supervisors may organize an authority with boundaries coterminous with the county boundaries. The board of directors of an authority with boundaries coterminous with the county boundaries is authorized to request that the issue of levying a county transportation excise tax be submitted to the qualified electors at a countywide special election or placed on the ballot at a countywide general election. Establishes requirements for the election, including publicity pamphlet mailings, submittal of arguments for or opposing the ballot measure, and information that must be printed on the ballot.

First sponsor: Sen. Shooter


 
S1250 Daily History  Date Action
INTERGOVERNMENTAL PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY; TAXATION 2/3 from Senate trans do pass.
INTERGOVERNMENTAL PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY; TAXATION 2/2 Senate trans do pass; report awaited.
INTERGOVERNMENTAL PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY; TAXATION 1/26 referred to Senate trans, fin.
S1283: CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES PRESCRIPTION MONITORING PROGRAM

Beginning the later of October 1, 2017, or 60 days after the statewide health information exchange has integrated the Controlled Substances Prescription Monitoring Program data in the exchange, a medical practitioner, before prescribing an opioid analgesic or benzodiazepine controlled substance listed in schedule II, III or IV for a patient, is required to obtain a patient utilization report regarding the patient for the preceding 12 months from the Program's central database tracking system at the beginning of each new course of treatment and at least quarterly while that prescription remains a part of the treatment. Some exceptions. The State Board of Pharmacy is required to contract with a third party to conduct an analysis of the Program and complete a report on specified information by January 1, 2017. The Board is required to deliver the report to the Governor and the Legislature by January 15, 2017. By October 1, 2016 and every quarter for the following four years, the Board is required to complete a quarterly report on the number and names of electronic health records companies that have integrated or are in the process of integrating the Program's central database, and to post the reports on the Board website. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Kavanagh


 
S1283 Daily History  Date Action
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES PRESCRIPTION MONITORING PROGRAM 5/12 signed by governor. Chap. 211, Laws 2016.
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES PRESCRIPTION MONITORING PROGRAM 5/4 Senate concurred in House amendments and passed on final reading 28-0; ready for governor.
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES PRESCRIPTION MONITORING PROGRAM 3/28 passed House 58-0; ready for Senate action on House amendments.
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES PRESCRIPTION MONITORING PROGRAM 3/24 from House rules okay. House COW approved with floor amend #5018.
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES PRESCRIPTION MONITORING PROGRAM 3/16 from House hel do pass.
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES PRESCRIPTION MONITORING PROGRAM 3/8 referred to House hel.
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES PRESCRIPTION MONITORING PROGRAM 3/3 Passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES PRESCRIPTION MONITORING PROGRAM 3/2 Senate COW approved with amend #4357 and floor amend #4741.
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES PRESCRIPTION MONITORING PROGRAM 2/23 from Senate rules okay.
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES PRESCRIPTION MONITORING PROGRAM 2/18 from Senate hel-hu ser with amend #4357.
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES PRESCRIPTION MONITORING PROGRAM 1/26 referred to Senate hel-hu ser.
S1284: PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION; SERVICES; CIVIL ACTIONS

Before filing a civil action for discrimination by public accommodations or commercial facilities, a person or the person's attorney is required to provide written notice to the covered person or entity that includes sufficient detail to allow the covered person or entity to identify the prohibited act or practice or to comply with the law. If the covered person or entity does not cure the prohibited act or practice or comply with the law within 60 days after receiving the notice, the person may file the civil action. When filing a civil action a person is required to file an affidavit with specified information, including that the person is not receiving anything of value from an attorney in exchange for filing the civil action. A person or the person's attorney is prohibited from demanding a specific amount of money from the covered person or entity before a civil action is commenced. Effective January 1, 2017.

First sponsor: Sen. Kavanagh


 
S1284 Daily History  Date Action
PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION; SERVICES; CIVIL ACTIONS 2/16 stricken from Senate consent calendar by Yarbrough.
PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION; SERVICES; CIVIL ACTIONS 2/16 from Senate rules okay.
PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION; SERVICES; CIVIL ACTIONS 2/15 to Senate consent calendar. Stricken from Senate consent calendar by Quezada.
PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION; SERVICES; CIVIL ACTIONS 2/4 from Senate gov do pass.
PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION; SERVICES; CIVIL ACTIONS 1/26 referred to Senate gov.
S1293: MEDIATION; CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS; EXCEPTION

The list of communications made during the mediation process that are exempt from confidentiality requirements is expanded to include a disclosure made in a report to a law enforcement officer, the Department of Child Safety or Adult Protective Services by a court appointed mediator who reasonably believes that a minor or vulnerable adult is or has been a victim of abuse, child abuse, neglect, exploitation, physical injury or another "reportable offense" (defined elsewhere in statute). AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Driggs


 
S1293 Daily History  Date Action
MEDIATION; CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS; EXCEPTION 5/18 signed by governor. Chap. 338, Laws 2016.
MEDIATION; CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS; EXCEPTION 5/4 Senate concurred in House amendments and passed on final reading 28-0; ready for governor.
MEDIATION; CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS; EXCEPTION 3/30 passed House 56-0; ready for Senate action on House amendments.
MEDIATION; CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS; EXCEPTION 3/24 from House rules okay. House COW approved with floor amend #5016, a substitute for amend 4918.
MEDIATION; CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS; EXCEPTION 3/16 from House jud with amend #4918.
MEDIATION; CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS; EXCEPTION 2/23 referred to House jud.
MEDIATION; CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS; EXCEPTION 2/8 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
MEDIATION; CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS; EXCEPTION 2/2 from Senate rules okay.
MEDIATION; CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS; EXCEPTION 2/1 to Senate consent calendar.
MEDIATION; CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS; EXCEPTION 1/28 from Senate jud do pass.
MEDIATION; CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS; EXCEPTION 1/26 referred to Senate jud.
S1296: GUARDIANSHIP; PROCEEDINGS; WARD'S RELATIONSHIPS

A guardian is required to encourage and allow contact between the ward and other persons who have a significant relationship with the ward. A guardian is authorized to limit, restrict or prohibit contact if the guardian reasonably believes that the contact will be detrimental to the ward’s health, safety or welfare. A person who has a significant relationship to the ward or the ward may petition the court for an order compelling the guardian to allow the person to have contact with the ward. Factors the court must consider when determining what contact is in the ward’s best interest are specified. Also, a guardian is required to notify specified family members of an adult ward, including any person who has filed a demand for notice, if the ward is admitted to a hospital for more than 3 days or if the ward dies. Effective January 1, 2017. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Driggs


 
S1296 Daily History  Date Action
GUARDIANSHIP; PROCEEDINGS; WARD'S RELATIONSHIPS 5/17 signed by governor. Chap. 270, Laws 2016.
GUARDIANSHIP; PROCEEDINGS; WARD'S RELATIONSHIPS 5/4 Senate concurred in House amendments and passed on final reading 28-0; ready for governor.
GUARDIANSHIP; PROCEEDINGS; WARD'S RELATIONSHIPS 3/30 passed House 56-0; ready for Senate action on House amendments.
GUARDIANSHIP; PROCEEDINGS; WARD'S RELATIONSHIPS 3/23 from House rules okay. House COW approved with floor amend #5005, a substitute for amend 4884.
GUARDIANSHIP; PROCEEDINGS; WARD'S RELATIONSHIPS 3/15 from House child-fam with amend #4884.
GUARDIANSHIP; PROCEEDINGS; WARD'S RELATIONSHIPS 3/2 referred to House child-fam.
GUARDIANSHIP; PROCEEDINGS; WARD'S RELATIONSHIPS 2/29 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
GUARDIANSHIP; PROCEEDINGS; WARD'S RELATIONSHIPS 2/25 Senate COW approved with amend #4402 and floor amend #4575.
GUARDIANSHIP; PROCEEDINGS; WARD'S RELATIONSHIPS 2/23 from Senate rules okay.
GUARDIANSHIP; PROCEEDINGS; WARD'S RELATIONSHIPS 2/22 from Senate jud with amend #4402.
GUARDIANSHIP; PROCEEDINGS; WARD'S RELATIONSHIPS 2/18 Senate jud amended; report awaited.
GUARDIANSHIP; PROCEEDINGS; WARD'S RELATIONSHIPS 1/26 referred to Senate jud.
S1305: AHCCCS; COVERED SERVICES

The list of medically necessary health and medical services covered by AHCCCS is expanded to include occupational therapy, and to eliminate the exclusion from coverage of orthotics for eligible persons who are at least 21 years of age.

First sponsor: Sen. Barto


 
S1305 Daily History  Date Action
AHCCCS; COVERED SERVICES 3/17 from House appro do pass.
AHCCCS; COVERED SERVICES 3/16 House appro do pass; report awaited.
AHCCCS; COVERED SERVICES 3/2 referred to House appro.
AHCCCS; COVERED SERVICES 2/18 passed Senate 28-1; ready for House.
AHCCCS; COVERED SERVICES 2/16 from Senate rules okay.
AHCCCS; COVERED SERVICES 2/15 to Senate consent calendar.
AHCCCS; COVERED SERVICES 2/10 from Senate appro do pass.
AHCCCS; COVERED SERVICES 2/4 from Senate hel-hu ser do pass.
AHCCCS; COVERED SERVICES 1/26 referred to Senate hel-hu ser, appro.
S1316: FLEXIBLE CREDIT LOANS; REGULATION (BOARD OF TRUSTEES; DISINCORPORATION; REPEAL)

Adds a new chapter to Title 6 (Financial Institutions) regulating “flexible credit loans” and “flexible credit lenders” (both defined). Flexible credit loans must have an original principal amount that is not less than $500 and not more than $2,500 and have a minimum term of 45 days and a maximum term of 24 months. A person, whether located in Arizona or in another state, is prohibited from engaging in the business of making a flexible credit loan to an Arizona resident without being licensed as a flexible credit lender by the Department of Financial Institutions. Some exceptions. Fees for flexible credit lender licenses and branch offices are established. Requirements for licensure and reasons for license denial, suspension or revocation are established. Flexible credit loan business is limited to licensed locations, except that a licensee may make flexible credit 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. Flexible credit lenders are authorized to contract for and receive finance charges on a flexible credit loan at a rate of 17 percent per month if the loan is unsecured, or at a rate of 15 percent per month if secured with personal property. Establishes other allowable fees for flexible credit loans. The chapter of statute regulating flexible credit loan is repealed on January 1, 2037. Ten years after the effective date of this legislation, an appropriate legislative committee of reference is required to the title of statute regulating flexible credit loans and report its findings to the Legislature by December 1, 2026. Additionally, effective January 1, 2017, if a motor vehicle is used as security for a loan, the lender is required to file a lien on the motor vehicle within 30 days after the loan is made to perfect a security interest under statute regulating secured transactions. AS PASSED HOUSE.

First sponsor: Sen. Kavanagh


 
S1316 Daily History  Date Action
FLEXIBLE CREDIT LOANS; REGULATION 4/27 House adopted conference report #5205. Awaits Senate adoption and final vote in both houses.
FLEXIBLE CREDIT LOANS; REGULATION 4/21 Bolding replaces Hale on the free conference committee. Cardenas replaces Bolding. Members now: Reps. Montenegro, Mesnard, Cardenas; Sens. Kavanagh, Lesko, Sherwood.
FLEXIBLE CREDIT LOANS; REGULATION 4/20 Senate refused to concur in House amendments and named Kavanagh, Lesko and Sherwood to a FREE conference committee. House named Montenegro, Mesnard and Hale.
FLEXIBLE CREDIT LOANS; REGULATION 3/21 passed House 31-26; ready for Senate action on House amendments.
FLEXIBLE CREDIT LOANS; REGULATION 3/15 House COW approved with amend #4687 and floor amend #4899 and #4900. NOTE SHORT TITLE CHANGE.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES; DISINCORPORATION; REPEAL 3/9 retained on House COW calendar.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES; DISINCORPORATION; REPEAL 3/8 from House rules okay.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES; DISINCORPORATION; REPEAL 3/1 from House ways-means with amend #4687.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES; DISINCORPORATION; REPEAL 2/24 referred to House ways-means.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES; DISINCORPORATION; REPEAL 2/18 passed Senate 29-0; ready for House.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES; DISINCORPORATION; REPEAL 2/16 from Senate rules okay.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES; DISINCORPORATION; REPEAL 2/15 to Senate consent calendar.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES; DISINCORPORATION; REPEAL 2/11 from Senate gov do pass.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES; DISINCORPORATION; REPEAL 1/28 referred to Senate gov.
S1363: INSURANCE COVERAGE; TELEMEDICINE

Health and disability insurance policies or contracts executed or renewed on or after January 1, 2018 are required to provide coverage for health care services for trauma, burn, cardiology, infectious diseases, mental health disorders, neurologic diseases, dermatology and pulmonology that are provided through "telemedicine" (defined as the use of interactive audio, video or other electronic media for diagnosis, consultation or treatment) if the service would be covered were it provided through in-person consultation and if the service is provided to a subscriber receiving the service in Arizona, instead of only in a rural region of Arizona. Does not apply to limited benefit coverage. Effective January 1, 2018. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Griffin
Others: Rep. Barton, Rep. Gray, Rep. Livingston, Sen. Shooter, Rep. Stevens, Rep. Thorpe


 
S1363 Daily History  Date Action
INSURANCE COVERAGE; TELEMEDICINE 5/17 signed by governor. Chap. 278, Laws 2016.
INSURANCE COVERAGE; TELEMEDICINE 5/7 passed House 54-0; ready for governor.
INSURANCE COVERAGE; TELEMEDICINE 3/14 from House rules okay. To House consent calendar.
INSURANCE COVERAGE; TELEMEDICINE 3/9 from House ins do pass.
INSURANCE COVERAGE; TELEMEDICINE 3/1 referred to House ins.
INSURANCE COVERAGE; TELEMEDICINE 2/18 passed Senate 29-0; ready for House.
INSURANCE COVERAGE; TELEMEDICINE 2/17 Senate COW approved with floor amend #4325 and #4326.
INSURANCE COVERAGE; TELEMEDICINE 2/16 stricken from Senate consent calendar by Yarbrough.
INSURANCE COVERAGE; TELEMEDICINE 2/16 from Senate rules okay.
INSURANCE COVERAGE; TELEMEDICINE 2/15 to Senate consent calendar.
INSURANCE COVERAGE; TELEMEDICINE 2/11 from Senate fin ins do pass.
INSURANCE COVERAGE; TELEMEDICINE 2/10 Senate fin ins do pass; report awaited.
INSURANCE COVERAGE; TELEMEDICINE 1/28 referred to Senate fin ins.
S1375: TELEPHONE SOLICITATIONS

For the purpose of statues regulating telephone solicitations, the definition of "telephone solicitation" is modified to mean any voice communication that is to or from a person located in Arizona, instead of to a telephone number in Arizona. A seller or solicitor is prohibited from initiating an outbound telephone solicitation call to any telephone number on the national do-not-call registry, instead of an intrastate call to any telephone number in Arizona. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Lesko
Others: Sen. Begay, Rep. Borrelli, Sen. Burges, Rep. Cardenas, Rep. Carter, Sen. Contreras, Sen. Donahue, Rep. Larkin, Rep. McCune Davis, Sen. McGuire, Rep. Mitchell, Sen. Shooter, Rep. Thorpe, Sen. Yee


 
S1375 Daily History  Date Action
TELEPHONE SOLICITATIONS 5/17 signed by governor. Chap. 279, Laws 2016.
TELEPHONE SOLICITATIONS 5/6 passed House 56-0; ready for governor.
TELEPHONE SOLICITATIONS 3/14 from House rules okay. To House consent calendar.
TELEPHONE SOLICITATIONS 3/9 from House com do pass.
TELEPHONE SOLICITATIONS 3/1 referred to House com.
TELEPHONE SOLICITATIONS 2/18 passed Senate 29-0; ready for House.
TELEPHONE SOLICITATIONS 2/16 from Senate rules okay.
TELEPHONE SOLICITATIONS 2/15 to Senate consent calendar.
TELEPHONE SOLICITATIONS 2/9 from Senate com-work dev do pass.
TELEPHONE SOLICITATIONS 1/28 referred to Senate com-work dev.
S1382: SERVICE ANIMALS; HANDLER CONTROL (COMMITTEE OF REFERENCE; STANDING COMMITTEE)

A service animal is required to be "under the control of the service animal's handler" (defined). The list of reasons a service animal may be excluded from a public place is expanded to include that the animal is out of control and the animal's handler does not take effective action to control the animal, and that the animal is not housebroken. If a public place asks an individual to remove a service animal for an authorized reason, the public place is required to give the individual the opportunity to return and obtain goods, services or accommodations without the animal on the premises. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Burges
Others: Rep. J. Allen, Rep. Kern, Rep. Leach, Rep. Lovas, Rep. Townsend, Sen. Yee


 
S1382 Daily History  Date Action
SERVICE ANIMALS; HANDLER CONTROL 5/11 signed by governor. Chap. 162, Laws 2016.
SERVICE ANIMALS; HANDLER CONTROL 5/4 Senate concurred in House amendments and passed on final reading 28-0; ready for governor.
SERVICE ANIMALS; HANDLER CONTROL 4/19 passed House 57-1; ready for Senate action on House amendments.
SERVICE ANIMALS; HANDLER CONTROL 4/12 House COW approved with amend #5011 and floor amend #5149. NOTE SHORT TITLE CHANGE.
COMMITTEE OF REFERENCE; STANDING COMMITTEE 4/11 from House rules okay.
COMMITTEE OF REFERENCE; STANDING COMMITTEE 3/24 from House appro with amend #5011.
COMMITTEE OF REFERENCE; STANDING COMMITTEE 3/21 withdrawn from House gov-higher ed and additionally referred to appro.
COMMITTEE OF REFERENCE; STANDING COMMITTEE 3/3 referred to House gov-higher ed.
COMMITTEE OF REFERENCE; STANDING COMMITTEE 2/25 passed Senate 26-2; ready for House.
COMMITTEE OF REFERENCE; STANDING COMMITTEE 2/23 Senate COW approved with floor amend #4489.
COMMITTEE OF REFERENCE; STANDING COMMITTEE 2/16 stricken from Senate consent calendar by Burges, Yarbrough.
COMMITTEE OF REFERENCE; STANDING COMMITTEE 2/16 from Senate rules okay.
COMMITTEE OF REFERENCE; STANDING COMMITTEE 2/15 to Senate consent calendar.
COMMITTEE OF REFERENCE; STANDING COMMITTEE 2/11 from Senate gov do pass.
COMMITTEE OF REFERENCE; STANDING COMMITTEE 2/1 referred to Senate gov.
S1413: FIDUCIARY ACCESS TO DIGITAL ASSETS

Adds a new chapter to Title 14 (Trusts and Estates) entitled the Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act. Establishes a procedure for disclosing digital assets and for disclosing content of electronic communications and other digital assets of a deceased user or a principal. Also establishes requirements for disclosure of digital assets held in trust both when the trustee is the original user and when the trustee is not the original user. The legal duties imposed on a fiduciary charged with managing tangible property apply to the management of digital assets. A custodian and its officers, employees and agents are immune from liability for an act or omission done in good faith in compliance with this legislation. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Driggs
Others: Sen. Begay, Rep. Brophy McGee, Rep. Carter, Sen. Shooter, Sen. Worsley


 
S1413 Daily History  Date Action
FIDUCIARY ACCESS TO DIGITAL ASSETS 5/11 signed by governor. Chap. 165, Laws 2016.
FIDUCIARY ACCESS TO DIGITAL ASSETS 5/7 passed House 53-1; ready for governor.
FIDUCIARY ACCESS TO DIGITAL ASSETS 3/30 House COW approved.
FIDUCIARY ACCESS TO DIGITAL ASSETS 3/29 from House rules okay.
FIDUCIARY ACCESS TO DIGITAL ASSETS 3/16 from House bank-fin do pass.
FIDUCIARY ACCESS TO DIGITAL ASSETS 3/3 referred to House bank-fin.
FIDUCIARY ACCESS TO DIGITAL ASSETS 2/29 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
FIDUCIARY ACCESS TO DIGITAL ASSETS 2/25 Senate COW approved with amend #4406 and floor amend #4592.
FIDUCIARY ACCESS TO DIGITAL ASSETS 2/23 from Senate rules okay.
FIDUCIARY ACCESS TO DIGITAL ASSETS 2/22 from Senate jud with amend #4406.
FIDUCIARY ACCESS TO DIGITAL ASSETS 2/18 Senate jud amended; report awaited.
FIDUCIARY ACCESS TO DIGITAL ASSETS 2/8 referred to Senate jud.
S1421: BOARDS; COMMISSIONS; COMPENSATION; EXPENSES

The Auditor General is required to annually review per diem compensation and reimbursement of expenses for employees of the state and members of a state board, commission, council or advisory committee by judgmentally selecting samples and evaluation the propriety of per diem compensation and expense reimbursements. Each board, commission, council or advisory committee is required to report to the Department of Administration by October 1, 2016 the amount of compensation and reimbursement of expenses that was paid in FY2015-16 to any member of the board, commission, council or advisory committee. The Dept is required to compile the data and report the information to the Governor and the Legislature by December 15, 2016. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Yee
Others: Sen. S. Allen, Sen. Barto, Sen. Begay, Sen. Bradley, Sen. Cajero Bedford, Sen. Dalessandro, Sen. Donahue, Sen. Driggs, Sen. Griffin, Sen. Lesko, Sen. Meza, Sen. Miranda, Sen. Pancrazi, Rep. Petersen, Rep. Rivero, Sen. Shooter, Sen. Smith


 
S1421 Daily History  Date Action
BOARDS; COMMISSIONS; COMPENSATION; EXPENSES 5/18 signed by governor. Chap. 328, Laws 2016.
BOARDS; COMMISSIONS; COMPENSATION; EXPENSES 5/7 passed House 54-0; ready for governor.
BOARDS; COMMISSIONS; COMPENSATION; EXPENSES 3/17 from House rules okay. House COW approved.
BOARDS; COMMISSIONS; COMPENSATION; EXPENSES 3/10 from House gov-higher ed do pass.
BOARDS; COMMISSIONS; COMPENSATION; EXPENSES 2/29 referred to House gov-higher ed.
BOARDS; COMMISSIONS; COMPENSATION; EXPENSES 2/22 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
BOARDS; COMMISSIONS; COMPENSATION; EXPENSES 2/18 Senate COW approved with amend #4208 and the rules tech amendment.
BOARDS; COMMISSIONS; COMPENSATION; EXPENSES 2/16 from Senate rules with a technical amendment.
BOARDS; COMMISSIONS; COMPENSATION; EXPENSES 2/15 from Senate gov with amend #4208.
BOARDS; COMMISSIONS; COMPENSATION; EXPENSES 2/10 Senate gov amended; report awaited.
BOARDS; COMMISSIONS; COMPENSATION; EXPENSES 2/1 referred to Senate gov.
S1441: LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE; RULES (LONG-TERM INSURANCE; RATES; PREMIUMS)

The Department of Insurance is required to adopt rules relating to long-term care insurance that substantially conform to those adopted in model regulations adopted by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, including the 2014 revisions. For the purpose of this requirement, the Dept is exempt from the rulemaking requirements of the Administrative Procedures Act for one year after the effective date of this legislation. These provisions self-repeal on July 1, 2018. Emergency clause. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Barto


 
S1441 Daily History  Date Action
LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE; RULES 5/17 signed by governor. Chap. 280, Laws 2016.
LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE; RULES 5/4 Senate concurred in House amendments and passed on final reading 25-4; ready for governor.
LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE; RULES 4/13 passed House 56-3; ready for Senate action on House amendments.
LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE; RULES 3/30 House COW approved with amend #4915. NOTE SHORT TITLE CHANGE.
LONG-TERM INSURANCE; RATES; PREMIUMS 3/29 from House rules okay.
LONG-TERM INSURANCE; RATES; PREMIUMS 3/16 from House ins with amend #4915.
LONG-TERM INSURANCE; RATES; PREMIUMS 3/8 referred to House ins.
LONG-TERM INSURANCE; RATES; PREMIUMS 3/3 passed Senate 28-2; ready for House.
LONG-TERM INSURANCE; RATES; PREMIUMS 3/1 Senate COW approved with amend #4358 and floor amend #4688.
LONG-TERM INSURANCE; RATES; PREMIUMS 2/23 from Senate rules okay.
LONG-TERM INSURANCE; RATES; PREMIUMS 2/18 from Senate fin ins with amend #4358.
LONG-TERM INSURANCE; RATES; PREMIUMS 2/10 Senate fin ins held.
LONG-TERM INSURANCE; RATES; PREMIUMS 2/1 referred to Senate fin ins.
S1442: MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES; INFO DISCLOSURE

Requirements for a health care provider or entity to disclose confidential health care records are modified to allow the disclosure to relatives, close personal friends or any other person identified by the patient as otherwise authorized or required by state or federal law. If the patient is present or otherwise available and has the capacity to make health care decisions, the health care entity is permitted to disclose the information if the patient agrees verbally or in writing, the patient is given an opportunity to object and does not object, or the entity reasonably infers from the circumstances that the patient does not object. If the patient is not present or the opportunity to agree or object to the disclosure cannot practicably be provided, the entity may disclose the information if the entity determines that the disclosure is in the best interests of the patient. Factors a provider or entity must consider in determining whether the release of information is in the best interest of the patient are specified. Information disclosed under these provisions can only include information that is directly relevant to the person's involvement with the patient's health care or payment related to the patient's health care. A health care entity is required to keep a record of the name and contact information of any person to whom any patient information is released. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Barto


 
S1442 Daily History  Date Action
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES; INFO DISCLOSURE 5/17 signed by governor. Chap. 281, Laws 2016.
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES; INFO DISCLOSURE 5/7 passed House 54-0; ready for governor.
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES; INFO DISCLOSURE 3/29 House COW approved.
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES; INFO DISCLOSURE 3/24 from House rules okay.
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES; INFO DISCLOSURE 3/16 from House hel do pass.
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES; INFO DISCLOSURE 3/1 referred to House hel.
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES; INFO DISCLOSURE 2/25 passed Senate 28-0; ready for House.
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES; INFO DISCLOSURE 2/24 Senate COW approved with floor amend #4520, a substitute for amend 4088.
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES; INFO DISCLOSURE 2/9 from Senate rules okay.
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES; INFO DISCLOSURE 2/4 from Senate hel-hu ser with amend #4088.
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES; INFO DISCLOSURE 2/1 referred to Senate hel-hu ser.
S1443: HEALTH PROFESSION REGULATORY BOARDS

A member of a health profession regulatory board would have been ineligible for reappointment to that board once the person had been appointed for two full terms. A person would have been allowed to be reappointed to a board once the person had not been on the board for a time period of at least one full term. Health profession regulatory boards would have been required to audio or video record all open meetings of the board and to maintain the records for three years. Each health profession regulatory board would have been required to establish a nondisciplinary confidential program for the monitoring of licensees who may have been chemically dependent or may have had a medical, psychiatric, psychological or behavioral health disorder that may impact the licensee's ability to safely practice or perform health care tasks. Would have become effective January 1, 2017. AS VETOED BY GOVERNOR. In his veto message, the Governor stated that he does not believe the best way to address needed reform for regulatory boards is small, isolated changes that do not address the root of the problem. He also expresses a desire for future legislation that aggressively addresses needed reforms of boards and commissions.

First sponsor: Sen. Barto


 
S1443 Daily History  Date Action
HEALTH PROFESSION REGULATORY BOARDS 5/18 VETOED message.
HEALTH PROFESSION REGULATORY BOARDS 5/7 passed House on final reading 55-0; ready for governor.
HEALTH PROFESSION REGULATORY BOARDS 4/28 Senate adopted conference committee report #5203 and passed on final reading 29-0. Awaits House final vote.
HEALTH PROFESSION REGULATORY BOARDS 4/27 House adopted conference report #5203. Awaits Senate adoption and final vote in both houses.
HEALTH PROFESSION REGULATORY BOARDS 4/20 House named Carter, Cobb and Meyer to the free conference committee (Senate conferees: Barto, Bradley, Lesko). Mesnard replaces Cobb.
HEALTH PROFESSION REGULATORY BOARDS 4/19 Senate refused to concur in House amendments and named Barto, Bradley and Lesko to a FREE conference committee. House conferees awaited.
HEALTH PROFESSION REGULATORY BOARDS 4/18 passed House 57-0; ready for Senate action on House amendments.
HEALTH PROFESSION REGULATORY BOARDS 3/29 House COW approved with amend #4906.
HEALTH PROFESSION REGULATORY BOARDS 3/24 from House rules okay.
HEALTH PROFESSION REGULATORY BOARDS 3/16 from House hel with amend #4906.
HEALTH PROFESSION REGULATORY BOARDS 2/29 referred to House hel.
HEALTH PROFESSION REGULATORY BOARDS 2/25 passed Senate 28-0; ready for House.
HEALTH PROFESSION REGULATORY BOARDS 2/23 Senate COW approved with floor amend #4490.
HEALTH PROFESSION REGULATORY BOARDS 2/16 stricken from Senate consent calendar by Yarbrough.
HEALTH PROFESSION REGULATORY BOARDS 2/16 from Senate rules okay.
HEALTH PROFESSION REGULATORY BOARDS 2/15 to Senate consent calendar.
HEALTH PROFESSION REGULATORY BOARDS 2/11 from Senate hel-hu ser do pass.
HEALTH PROFESSION REGULATORY BOARDS 2/1 referred to Senate hel-hu ser.
S1447: CONSUMER LENDING; LICENSURE; REGULATION

Adds a new chapter to Title 6 (Financial Institutions) regulating "flexible credit loans," defined as a loan establishing a direct closed-end loan in an amount not less than $500 and not more than $2,500 that is for personal, family or household purposes and that has a maximum term of 24 months and is subject to prepayment in whole or in part at any time without penalty. A person is prohibited from engaging in the business of making a flexible credit loan without first being licensed as a flexible credit loan lender by the Department of Financial Institutions. License requirements are established, including license and examination fees and provisions for denial of renewal, suspension or revocation of a license. Requires licensees to maintain books, accounts and records that enable the Dept to determine compliance and requires licensees to file an annual report with the Dept, including reporting the licensee's average annual percentage rate and average loan amount for the previous 12 months. Establishes prohibited acts for licensees. Sets limits for maximum rates for finance charges, and specifies other allowable fees. More.

First sponsor: Sen. Kavanagh
Others: Rep. Gowan, Sen. Lesko, Rep. Livingston, Rep. Mesnard, Rep. Montenegro, Rep. Weninger


 
S1447 Daily History  Date Action
CONSUMER LENDING; LICENSURE; REGULATION 2/10 FAILED Senate fin 2-3.
CONSUMER LENDING; LICENSURE; REGULATION 2/2 referred to Senate fin.
S1463: ELDERLY ASSISTANCE FUND; RESTORE FUNDING

Requires a person to pay interest at a delinquency rate of 16 percent when redeeming a real property tax lien in a county that has established an Elderly Assistance Fund, instead of the rate stated in the certificate of purchase. Requires the county treasurer to deposit an amount in the Fund that is equal to the difference between 16 percent and the amount of interest stated in the certificate of purchase. [Capitol Reports Note: These requirements were eliminated by Laws 2015, Chapter 324.]

First sponsor: Sen. Meza
Others: Sen. Hobbs, Sen. Miranda


 
S1463 Daily History  Date Action
ELDERLY ASSISTANCE FUND; RESTORE FUNDING 2/2 referred to Senate fin.
S1473: REGISTERED NURSES; ADVANCE PRACTICE

The Board of Nursing is authorized to license a registered nurse as an "advanced practice registered nurse" (defined) if the registered nurse meets a list of specified requirements. Establishes scope of practice of advanced practice registered nurses, in addition to the registered nurse scope of practice. required to adopt rules establishing acts that may be performed by an advanced practice registered nurse, establish standards for approving advanced practice registered nursing programs, and adopt rules to establish educational and practice requirements for granting prescribing and dispensing privileges for advance practice registered nurses. Establishes requirements for advanced practice registered nurses to be granted privileges to prescribe pharmacological agents. More. Directs Legislative Council to prepare conforming legislation. Effective July 1, 2017.

First sponsor: Sen. Barto
Others: Rep. Boyer, Sen. Pancrazi, Rep. Rios


 
S1473 Daily History  Date Action
REGISTERED NURSES; ADVANCE PRACTICE 2/10 Senate hel-hu ser held.
REGISTERED NURSES; ADVANCE PRACTICE 2/2 referred to Senate hel-hu ser.
S1490: TRANSPORTATION FUNDING; TASK FORCE

Establishes a 9-member Surface Transportation Funding Task Force to review transportation needs and revenue sources in Arizona and recommend specific revenue proposals for dedicated funding sources for specified transportation-related items. The Task Force is required to cooperate with the Department of Administration to conduct a statewide study that identify vacant or underused buildings owned by the state that could be sold to provide funding for transportation projects. The Task Force is required to issue progress reports every three months to the Governor and the Legislature and to submit a final report of its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the Legislature by December 31, 2016. Self-repeals July 1, 2017. Emergency clause. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Worsley
Others: Rep. Ackerley, Rep. J. Allen, Rep. Barton, Sen. Begay, Rep. Borrelli, Rep. Bowers, Rep. Boyer, Rep. Brophy McGee, Sen. Burges, Rep. Campbell, Rep. Coleman, Sen. Dalessandro, Sen. Dial, Sen. Driggs, Rep. Fann, Sen. Farley, Sen. D. Farnsworth, Rep. Gray, Sen. Griffin, Rep. Lawrence, Sen. McGuire, Sen. Meza, Sen. Miranda, Sen. Pierce, Sen. Sherwood, Sen. Shooter


 
S1490 Daily History  Date Action
TRANSPORTATION FUNDING; TASK FORCE 5/12 signed by governor. Chap. 228, Laws 2016.
TRANSPORTATION FUNDING; TASK FORCE 5/6 Senate concurred in House amendments and passed on final reading 24-4; ready for governor.
TRANSPORTATION FUNDING; TASK FORCE 5/6 passed House 52-1; ready for Senate action on House amendments.
TRANSPORTATION FUNDING; TASK FORCE 5/4 House COW approved with amend #4834 and floor amend #5280 and #5281.
TRANSPORTATION FUNDING; TASK FORCE 3/29 retained on House COW calendar.
TRANSPORTATION FUNDING; TASK FORCE 3/17 from House rules okay.
TRANSPORTATION FUNDING; TASK FORCE 3/9 from House trans-inf with amend #4834.
TRANSPORTATION FUNDING; TASK FORCE 3/8 House trans-inf do pass; report awaited.
TRANSPORTATION FUNDING; TASK FORCE 2/29 referred to House trans-inf.
TRANSPORTATION FUNDING; TASK FORCE 2/18 passed Senate 29-0; ready for House.
TRANSPORTATION FUNDING; TASK FORCE 2/17 Senate COW approved with floor amend #4327.
TRANSPORTATION FUNDING; TASK FORCE 2/16 from Senate rules okay.
TRANSPORTATION FUNDING; TASK FORCE 2/15 to Senate consent calendar. Stricken from Senate consent calendar by Pierce.
TRANSPORTATION FUNDING; TASK FORCE 2/10 from Senate trans do pass.
TRANSPORTATION FUNDING; TASK FORCE 2/9 Senate trans do pass; report awaited.
TRANSPORTATION FUNDING; TASK FORCE 2/2 referred to Senate trans.
S1494: INSURANCE; PROHIBITED INDUCEMENTS; EXCEPTIONS

Statute prohibiting insurers from offering items as an inducement to insurance does not prohibit an insurer from retaining an independent third party to conduct a customer "feedback effort" (defined) intended to help the insurer improve the quality of its products or services and to offer to an insured a reasonable incentive to participate in the feedback effort. An incentive is presumed reasonable if it does not exceed $200. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. D. Farnsworth
Others: Sen. Bradley, Rep. Cobb, Sen. Dalessandro, Rep. Fann, Sen. Farley, Sen. Hobbs, Sen. Meza, Sen. Shooter, Sen. Worsley


 
S1494 Daily History  Date Action
INSURANCE; PROHIBITED INDUCEMENTS; EXCEPTIONS 5/6 signed by governor. Chap. 113, Laws 2016.
INSURANCE; PROHIBITED INDUCEMENTS; EXCEPTIONS 5/4 Senate concurred in House amendments and passed on final reading 28-1; ready for governor.
INSURANCE; PROHIBITED INDUCEMENTS; EXCEPTIONS 3/30 passed House 57-0; ready for Senate action on House amendments.
INSURANCE; PROHIBITED INDUCEMENTS; EXCEPTIONS 3/22 House COW approved with amend #4841.
INSURANCE; PROHIBITED INDUCEMENTS; EXCEPTIONS 3/17 from House rules okay.
INSURANCE; PROHIBITED INDUCEMENTS; EXCEPTIONS 3/9 from House ins with amend #4841.
INSURANCE; PROHIBITED INDUCEMENTS; EXCEPTIONS 2/29 referred to House ins.
INSURANCE; PROHIBITED INDUCEMENTS; EXCEPTIONS 2/18 passed Senate 29-0; ready for House.
INSURANCE; PROHIBITED INDUCEMENTS; EXCEPTIONS 2/16 from Senate rules okay.
INSURANCE; PROHIBITED INDUCEMENTS; EXCEPTIONS 2/15 to Senate consent calendar.
INSURANCE; PROHIBITED INDUCEMENTS; EXCEPTIONS 2/11 from Senate fin ins do pass.
INSURANCE; PROHIBITED INDUCEMENTS; EXCEPTIONS 2/10 Senate fin ins do pass; report awaited.
INSURANCE; PROHIBITED INDUCEMENTS; EXCEPTIONS 2/2 referred to Senate fin ins.
S1507: ALTCS; DENTAL SERVICES

The list of services that are required to be provided by the Arizona Long-Term Care System program contractors to ALTCS members is expanded to include dental services in an annual amount of not more than $1,000 per member.

First sponsor: Sen. Begay
Others: Sen. Bradley, Rep. Carter, Rep. Cobb, Sen. Hobbs, Sen. Yee


 
S1507 Daily History  Date Action
ALTCS; DENTAL SERVICES 3/16 from House hel do pass.
ALTCS; DENTAL SERVICES 3/8 referred to House hel, appro.
ALTCS; DENTAL SERVICES 3/3 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
ALTCS; DENTAL SERVICES 3/1 from Senate rules okay.
ALTCS; DENTAL SERVICES 2/29 to Senate consent calendar.
ALTCS; DENTAL SERVICES 2/24 from Senate appro do pass.
ALTCS; DENTAL SERVICES 2/2 referred to Senate appro.
S1526: BUDGET; GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS; FY2016-17

The "feed bill" for FY2016-17, containing appropriations for state agencies and programs. Provisions include: Continues deferment of $930.7 million in basic state aid payments to schools until FY2017-18. The FY2016-17 appropriation for basic state aid to schools includes $219.8 million in expendable income derived from the permanent state school fund, and that amount is reduced by $172.4 million if Proposition 123 is not approved by the voters. If Proposition 123 is not approved by the voters, the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) is required to allocate $74.39 million of the basic state aid appropriation for a separate additional inflation adjustment, which ADE must allocate to school districts and charter schools in FY2016-17 in the same manner that it would allocate the monies if the monies were for an additional increase of $54.31 million in the base level defined for FY2016-17. The ADE appropriation also includes $574,000 for one-time additional base-support level funding for school districts that operated district-sponsored charter schools in FY2015-16. Makes a supplemental appropriation of $15 million from the general fund in FY2015-16 to the School Facilities Board (SFB) for building renewal grants, and reduces the SFB appropriation in FY2015-16 for the new facilities debt service line item by $1.3 million. Eliminates the deferment of $200 million in payments to universities until FY2016-17 that was contained in the FY2015-16 budget and makes a one-time general fund appropriation of $200 million to universities in FY2015-16. Eliminates the deferment of $21 million in payments to providers of services to the Department of Economic Security (DES) contained in the FY2015-16 budget and makes a supplemental appropriation of $21 million from the general fund to DES in FY2015-16 for the payments. Eliminates the deferment of $11 million in payments to providers of services to the Department of Child Safety (DCS) contained in the FY2015-16 budget and makes a supplemental appropriation of $11 million from the general fund to DCS in FY2015-16 for the payments. Makes other supplemental appropriations to DES and DCS in FY2015-16, including $2.7 million from the general fund to DCS for backlog privatization. Makes supplemental appropriations to AHCCCS in FY2015-16 from other funds and increases the AHCCCS Administration expenditure authority for FY2015-16. Makes a supplemental appropriation of $6.1 million from the general fund in FY2015-16 to the Secretary of State to reimburse counties for the administration of the 2016 presidential preference election. Appropriates $5.5 million from the general fund in FY2016-17 to the Department of Administration (DOA) for distribution to counties with a population of less than 200,000 for maintenance of essential county services and $500,000 for distribution to a county with a population of more than 30,000 and less than 40,000 (Graham County) for maintenance of essential county services. Appropriates $300,000 from the general fund in FY2015-16 to the Arizona Commerce Authority to operate a trade office in Mexico City. Requires various reports and makes various fund transfers.

First sponsor: Sen. Biggs
Others: Sen. Yarbrough


 
S1526 Daily History  Date Action
BUDGET; GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS; FY2016-17 5/3 Senate COW approved with floor amend #5247 and #5248. See H2695.
BUDGET; GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS; FY2016-17 4/29 from Senate rules okay.
BUDGET; GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS; FY2016-17 4/28 from Senate appro do pass.
BUDGET; GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS; FY2016-17 4/26 referred to Senate appro.
S1527: BUDGET; APPROPRIATIONS; CAPITAL OUTLAY; FY2016-17

Makes various appropriations for capital expenditures for FY2016-17, including $270.6 million for state highway construction, $19 million for airport planning and development, and $27 million for major maintenance and repair activities for state buildings. Appropriates $30 million from the general fund in FY2016-17 to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) for Interstate 10 widening projects, and $25 million from the general fund in FY2016-17 to ADOT for the acceleration of the state route 189 construction project from the Mariposa port of entry to Interstate 19. Appropriates $1.5 million from the general fund in FY2016-17 to ADOT for distribution to the Navajo Nation for the route H60 construction project. Appropriates $5.5 million in FY2016-17 from the State Highway Fund to ADOT for the construction of vehicle wash systems. Appropriates $10 million from the general fund in FY2016-17 to the Department of Veterans’ Services for the construction of a veterans’ home facility in Flagstaff. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Biggs
Others: Sen. Yarbrough


 
S1527 Daily History  Date Action
BUDGET; APPROPRIATIONS; CAPITAL OUTLAY; FY2016-17 5/10 signed by governor. Chap. 126, Laws 2016.
BUDGET; APPROPRIATIONS; CAPITAL OUTLAY; FY2016-17 5/4 substituted in House for identical H2696 and passed 43-17; ready for governor.
BUDGET; APPROPRIATIONS; CAPITAL OUTLAY; FY2016-17 5/3 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
BUDGET; APPROPRIATIONS; CAPITAL OUTLAY; FY2016-17 5/3 Senate COW approved with floor amend #5245.
BUDGET; APPROPRIATIONS; CAPITAL OUTLAY; FY2016-17 4/29 from Senate rules okay.
BUDGET; APPROPRIATIONS; CAPITAL OUTLAY; FY2016-17 4/28 from Senate appro do pass.
BUDGET; APPROPRIATIONS; CAPITAL OUTLAY; FY2016-17 4/26 referred to Senate appro.
S1528: BUDGET; BRB; BONUS DEPRECIATION; FY2016-17

The list of subtractions from Arizona gross income for individual income tax purposes is expanded to include an amount equal to the depreciation allowable under the Internal Revenue Code for property used in trade or business or property held for the production of income for the taxable year, computed as if the additional allowance for depreciation had been 55 percent of the amount allowed under the special allowance for certain property acquired after December 31, 2007, and before January 1, 2015, as defined in section 168(k) of the Internal Revenue Code, for tax year 2016, and as computed as if the additional allowance for depreciation had been the full amount allowed under the special allowance for tax years 2017 and after. Previously, the amount was computed as if the additional allowance for depreciation had been 10 percent of the amount allowed under the special allowance.

First sponsor: Sen. Biggs
Others: Sen. Yarbrough


 
S1528 Daily History  Date Action
BUDGET; BRB; BONUS DEPRECIATION; FY2016-17 5/3 see H2697.
BUDGET; BRB; BONUS DEPRECIATION; FY2016-17 5/3 Senate COW approved.
BUDGET; BRB; BONUS DEPRECIATION; FY2016-17 4/29 from Senate rules okay.
BUDGET; BRB; BONUS DEPRECIATION; FY2016-17 4/28 from Senate appro do pass.
BUDGET; BRB; BONUS DEPRECIATION; FY2016-17 4/26 referred to Senate appro.
S1529: BUDGET; BUDGET PROCEDURE; FY2016-17

Makes various changes that affect the budget across agencies. Requires any unrestricted federal monies received by Arizona in FY2016-17 to be deposited in the general fund. For FY2016-17, FY2017-18, and FY2018-19, the Legislature is not required to appropriate monies to or transfer monies from the Budget Stabilization Fund. Allows appropriations for all budget units to be limited to one FY for FY2018-19. Continues the Capital Outlay Stabilization Fund rent rate at $13.08/square foot for office space and $4.74/square foot for storage space. The Legislative Council is required to pay legal fees incurred jointly by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the authorization of the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate. If the Department of Administration disposes of the property located on East Doubletree Ranch Road in Scottsdale, the Dept is required to report the terms and conditions of the transaction to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee within 30 days after the transaction. Contains other reporting requirements. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Biggs
Others: Sen. Yarbrough


 
S1529 Daily History  Date Action
BUDGET; BUDGET PROCEDURE; FY2016-17 5/10 signed by governor. Chap. 127, Laws 2016.
BUDGET; BUDGET PROCEDURE; FY2016-17 5/4 substituted in House for identical H2698 and passed 36-24; ready for governor.
BUDGET; BUDGET PROCEDURE; FY2016-17 5/3 passed Senate 18-12; ready for House.
BUDGET; BUDGET PROCEDURE; FY2016-17 5/3 Senate COW approved.
BUDGET; BUDGET PROCEDURE; FY2016-17 4/29 from Senate rules okay.
BUDGET; BUDGET PROCEDURE; FY2016-17 4/28 from Senate appro do pass.
BUDGET; BUDGET PROCEDURE; FY2016-17 4/26 referred to Senate appro.
S1530: BUDGET; BRB; AGENCY CONSOLIDATION; FY2016-17

Makes various changes to state agencies that affect the budget. The Department of Fire, Building and Life Safety is eliminated, and the functions of the Dept are transferred to the Department of Housing, the State Forester and the Real Estate Department. As applicable, all equipment, records, property, administrative matters, contracts, personnel, licenses and permits, and rules are transferred to those agencies on the effective date of this legislation. The Department of Administration is required to determine and allocate the transfer, consistent with the provisions of this legislation. All unspent and unencumbered monies in the Federal Grant Fund, the DPS-FBI Fingerprint Fund, the Building and Fire Safety Fund, the Consumer Recovery Fund, the Manufactured Housing Cash Bonds Fund, and the Mobile Home Relocation Fund are transferred to the Department of Housing on the effective date. All unspent and unencumbered monies in the Arson Detection Reward Fund, the IGA and ISA Fund, and the Trampoline Court Safety Fund are transferred to the State Forester on the effective date. All unspent and unencumbered monies in the Condominium and Planned Community Hearing Office Fund are transferred to the Real Estate Department on the effective date. The Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is transferred to the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), from the Arizona Geological Survey, and all equipment, records, property, personnel and appropriated monies related to the Commission are transferred to DEQ on the effective date. All unexpended and unencumbered monies in the Geological Survey Fund are transferred to the DEQ Permit Administration Fund on the effective date. The State Geologist is required to administer the Geological Survey within the University of Arizona and serves at the pleasure of the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) instead of being appointed by the Governor. Various related responsibilities are transferred to ABOR, and ABOR is authorized to establish reasonable fees for services of the Geological Survey. Responsibility for the operation and maintenance of the Mining, Mineral and Natural Resources Educational Museum is transferred to the Geological Survey, from the Historical Society. Powers and duties of the State Geologist and the Geological Survey relating to the administration of the Museum are specified. The membership of the Mining, Mineral and Natural Resources Educational Museum Advisory Council is modified. Transfers $428,300 and one FTE from the Historical Society in FY2016-17 to the Geological Survey for operating the Museum. If the Geological Survey has not raised sufficient monies to refurbish and open the Museum by July 1, 2018, responsibility for the Museum is transferred back to the Historical Society. Also, responsibility for adoption of a state fire code is transferred to the State Fire Marshal, from the State Fire Safety Committee, and the Committee is instead required to advise the State Fire Marshal on the adoption of a state fire code. Retroactive to July 1, 2016. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Biggs
Others: Sen. Yarbrough


 
S1530 Daily History  Date Action
BUDGET; BRB; AGENCY CONSOLIDATION; FY2016-17 5/10 signed by governor. Chap. 128, Laws 2016.
BUDGET; BRB; AGENCY CONSOLIDATION; FY2016-17 5/4 substituted in House for identical H2699 and passed 36-24; ready for governor.
BUDGET; BRB; AGENCY CONSOLIDATION; FY2016-17 5/3 passed Senate 18-12.
BUDGET; BRB; AGENCY CONSOLIDATION; FY2016-17 5/3 Senate COW approved with floor amend #5241.
BUDGET; BRB; AGENCY CONSOLIDATION; FY2016-17 4/29 from Senate rules okay.
BUDGET; BRB; AGENCY CONSOLIDATION; FY2016-17 4/28 from Senate appro do pass.
BUDGET; BRB; AGENCY CONSOLIDATION; FY2016-17 4/26 referred to Senate appro.
S1531: BUDGET; BRB; CREDIT ENHANCEMENT; FY2016-17

Establishes a new article in Title 15 (Education) creating the Arizona Public School Credit Enhancement Program (Program) to assist achievement district schools in obtaining more favorable financing by guaranteeing the payment of principal and interest on guaranteed financings issued by or on behalf of achievement district schools. Establishes a Credit Enhancement Eligibility Board (Board) consisting of the Governor, the State Treasurer, and the Director of the Department of Administration or their designee. Powers and duties of the Board are established. The Board terminates on July 1, 2026. The Board is required to establish an application process and selection criteria for a public school or charter school to qualify as an achievement district school. A public school or charter school that meets all of the following criteria is eligible to qualify as an achievement district school: has been assigned a letter grade of A or an equivalent successor classification, has proven instructional strategies and curricula that demonstrate high academic outcomes, has a verifiable enrollment demand that includes the placement of prospective students on a waiting list, has a sound financial plan that contemplates operational costs and future enrollment growth, has shown a commitment to provide technical assistance to an underperforming school in Arizona, and meets other criteria established by the Board. If a school’s application is approved, the school qualifies as an achievement district school and is eligible to participate in the Program. Information that an achievement district school is required to submit to the Board to be considered for a guaranteed financing is specified. The Board is required to ensure that if an application is approved, the Program leverage ratio will not exceed 3.5 to 1 as a result of the approval and that after 10 guaranteed financings have been approved, no more than 25 percent of the aggregate principal amount will be rated less than BB- or a comparable rating by a nationally recognized bond rating agency. If approved by the Board for guaranteed financing, each charter school is required to pay an annual Program participation fee in the amount of at least 0.25 percent of the outstanding principal amount of the financing in any year as determined by the Board for as long as the financing is outstanding. Program participation fees for district public schools will be as determined by the Board. The Arizona Public School Credit Enhancement Fund (Fund) is established to be used to make payments of principal or interest on guaranteed financings and to be used by the Board at its direction for specified purposes. Program participation fees are deposited in the Fund. Repeals the Access Our Best Public Schools Fund (Access Fund) established by the FY2015-16 budget and transfers $23.9 million from the Access Fund to the Fund. Establishes a process for payment of Program guarantees. In exchange for the guarantee of the payment of amounts due on guaranteed financing, the Board and the Fund are entitled to protections and remedies relating to the repayment of the amount paid from the Fund and the payment of Program participation fees, including the right to all or a portion of the proceeds from the sale or lease of property serving as collateral, the right to intercept payments otherwise payable to the school, and the right to any insurance proceeds otherwise payable to the school. The Board is authorized to deliver nonnegotiable Program funding obligations in one or more series in an aggregate principal amount of up to $80 million, and is required to authorize each Program funding obligation by a resolution that sets forth a list of specified information, including interest rates and the date of maturity. The School Facilities Board (SFB) staff, in collaboration with the Board, is required to submit quarterly reports on the Program to the Legislature, and information that must be included in the reports is listed. Appropriates $500,000 from the general fund in FY2016-17 to the SFB for one-time funding for transaction costs associated with the Program. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Biggs
Others: Sen. Yarbrough


 
S1531 Daily History  Date Action
BUDGET; BRB; CREDIT ENHANCEMENT; FY2016-17 5/10 signed by governor. Chap. 129, Laws 2016.
BUDGET; BRB; CREDIT ENHANCEMENT; FY2016-17 5/4 substituted in House for identical H2700 and passed 32-28; ready for governor.
BUDGET; BRB; CREDIT ENHANCEMENT; FY2016-17 5/3 passed Senate 18-12.
BUDGET; BRB; CREDIT ENHANCEMENT; FY2016-17 5/3 Senate COW approved with floor amend #5242.
BUDGET; BRB; CREDIT ENHANCEMENT; FY2016-17 4/29 from Senate rules okay.
BUDGET; BRB; CREDIT ENHANCEMENT; FY2016-17 4/28 from Senate appro do pass.
BUDGET; BRB; CREDIT ENHANCEMENT; FY2016-17 4/26 referred to Senate appro.
S1532: BUDGET; BRB; CRIMINAL JUSTICE; FY2016-17

Makes policy changes pertaining to criminal justice programs that affect the budget. Makes various changes to the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) Transition Program. The Program is required to provide eligible inmates with transition services in the community for up to 90 days. The list of eligibility criteria for inmates to be placed in the Program is modified to require the inmate to be classified as minimum or medium custody as determined by an objective risk assessment and to not have been in violation of any major violent rule during the inmate’s current period of incarceration. Transition services are required to include psychoeducational counseling and case management services. The annual study to determine the recidivism rate of inmates who participate in the Program must include the recidivism rate of inmates who have been released from incarceration for a minimum of three years after receiving Program services. The termination date for the Program is extended two years, to July 1, 2020, from July 1, 2018. As a condition of community supervision, ADC is authorized to order a prisoner to apply for health care benefits through AHCCCS before being released. ADC is permitted to coordinate with community-based organizations or the Department of Economic Security to assist prisoners with AHCCCS applications. ADC is required to enter into an enrollment suspense agreement with AHCCCS to reinstate benefits for prisoners who were sentenced to 12 months or less and who were previously enrolled in AHCCCS immediately before incarceration. ADC is authorized to exchange a prisoner’s health care information with the regional behavioral health authority or AHCCCS to facilitate the transition to care for released prisoners. By November 30, 2016, ADC is required to notify the Joint Committee on Capital Review (JCCR) if the mail inmate population in the ADC daily count sheet remains at least 1,000 inmates more than the April 22, 2016 level of 38,762 inmates for at least 30 consecutive days after April 22, 2016. After a notification, JCCR is required to review and approve the ADC plan to issue a request for proposals, which must be approved by December 31, 2016. After JCCR approval, ADC is required to award a contract to open up to 1,000 male medium security prison beds at new or existing contracted private prison facilities. Before a contract is awarded, a county in Arizona has the first right of refusal to enter into a contract with ADC for at least 250 beds if the county’s contract meets the ADC’s requirements and a per diem at the same rate or less than other competitive bidders. Suspends statutory caps and transfers of Highway User Revenue Fund monies available to fund the Department of Public Safety (DPS) highway patrol costs for FY2016-17. Suspends county non-supplanting requirements for probation services, criminal case processing and alternative dispute resolution programs. DPS is authorized to use monies in the State Aid to Indigent Defense Fund for operating expenses in FY2016-17, and to use monies in the Automobile Theft Authority Fund, the Concealed Weapons Permit Fund and the Resource Center Fund for costs associated with the Border Strike Task Force. Retroactive to July 1, 2016, exempts specified appropriations to the Administrative Office of the Courts from the FY2014-15 budget from lapsing through June 30, 2017. Also establishes a 13-member Study Committee on Incompetent, Nonrestorable and Dangerous Defendants to research and make recommendations for a program to provide long-term treatment and supervision of persons who have been charged with crimes involving violent or dangerous behavior and who have been found incompetent and nonrestorable. The Committee is required to report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the Legislature by December 15, 2016.

First sponsor: Sen. Biggs
Others: Sen. Yarbrough


 
S1532 Daily History  Date Action
BUDGET; BRB; CRIMINAL JUSTICE; FY2016-17 5/3 see H2701.
BUDGET; BRB; CRIMINAL JUSTICE; FY2016-17 5/3 Senate COW approved with floor amend #5246.
BUDGET; BRB; CRIMINAL JUSTICE; FY2016-17 4/29 from Senate rules okay.
BUDGET; BRB; CRIMINAL JUSTICE; FY2016-17 4/28 from Senate appro do pass.
BUDGET; BRB; CRIMINAL JUSTICE; FY2016-17 4/26 referred to Senate appro.
S1533: BUDGET; BRB; ENVIRONMENT; FY2016-17

Makes policy changes pertaining to environmental regulation that affect the state budget. The Arizona Water Protection Fund Commission is permitted to grant to the Department of Water Resources (DWR) up to $336,000 of the unobligated balance in the Fund to pay for administrative costs of DWR in FY2016-17. DWR is authorized to increase fees in FY2016-17 for services in FY2016-17 to generate $100,200. Caps the general fund appropriation to the Water Quality Assurance Revolving Fund (WQARF) at $2.82 million. Appropriates $4.25 million from the Emissions Inspection Fund and $2.87 million from the Air Quality Fund in FY2016-17 to the WQARF. Authorizes DEQ to use up to $1.8 million from the Emissions Inspection Fund in FY2016-17 for the Safe Drinking Water Program. DEQ is required to decrease fees in FY2016-17 for vehicle emissions testing by $3 per test for tests conducted in Area A. Suspends the administrative cap on the Underground Storage Tank Revolving Fund for FY2016-17 and allows the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to transfer up to $6.5 million from the Fund for administrative costs of DEQ. The Arizona State Parks Board is authorized to spend up to $692,100 from the Board’s portion of the Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Fund in FY2015-16 for Board operating expenses. Repeals changes to the Trust Land Management Fund contained in the FY2015-16 budget, which were conditionally enacted on the state Constitution being amended by the voters at the 2016 general election to allow a portion of the annual proceeds of trust lands to be used to manage the trust lands.

First sponsor: Sen. Biggs
Others: Sen. Yarbrough


 
S1533 Daily History  Date Action
BUDGET; BRB; ENVIRONMENT; FY2016-17 5/3 see H2702.
BUDGET; BRB; ENVIRONMENT; FY2016-17 5/3 Senate COW approved with floor amend #5243.
BUDGET; BRB; ENVIRONMENT; FY2016-17 4/29 from Senate rules okay.
BUDGET; BRB; ENVIRONMENT; FY2016-17 4/28 from Senate appro do pass.
BUDGET; BRB; ENVIRONMENT; FY2016-17 4/26 referred to Senate appro.
S1534: BUDGET; BRB; GOVERNMENT; FY2016-17

Makes various policy changes in the operation of state government that impact the budget. The information that the ASRS Board and PSPRS Board must include in their annual report to the Governor and the Legislature is expanded to include an estimate of the aggregate fees paid for private equity investments, including management fees and performance fees. Retroactive to July 1, 2015, the Arizona Medical Board is authorized to expend a supplemental appropriation from FY2014-15 in FY2015-16, but is prohibited from expending those monies after June 30, 2016. Makes a supplemental appropriation of $300,000 from the general fund in FY2015-16 to the Emergency Management Assistance Compact Revolving Fund.

First sponsor: Sen. Biggs
Others: Sen. Yarbrough


 
S1534 Daily History  Date Action
BUDGET; BRB; GOVERNMENT; FY2016-17 5/3 Senate COW approved with floor amend #5249. See H2703.
BUDGET; BRB; GOVERNMENT; FY2016-17 4/29 from Senate rules okay.
BUDGET; BRB; GOVERNMENT; FY2016-17 4/28 from Senate appro do pass.
BUDGET; BRB; GOVERNMENT; FY2016-17 4/26 referred to Senate appro.
S1535: BUDGET; BRB; HEALTH; FY2106-17

Makes various policy changes in the area of public health that affect the budget. Monies from the Tobacco Tax and Health Care Fund that are required to be deposited in the Medically Needy Account in an amount of 70 cents of each dollar may be used to provide behavioral health care services to eligible persons, in addition to health care services. Responsibility for services for addictive behavior, including alcohol abuse and drug abuse is transferred to AHCCCS, from the Department of Health Services (DHS), and the Interagency Coordinating Council for those services is repealed. DHS is authorized to use monies in the Interagency Service Agreement for Behavioral Health Services Fund only to pay for Title 19 behavioral health service claims for services provided on or before June 30, 2016, and the Fund is repealed on September 1, 2020. Establishes the Intergovernmental Agreements for County Behavioral Health Services Fund consisting of county monies received by the AHCCCS Administration to provide behavioral health services to person identified through agreements with the counties. Beginning the later of January 1, 2017 or on approval by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, “340B covered entities” (defined) are required to submit point-of-sale prescription and physician-administered drug claims for members for drugs that are identified in the 340B pricing file, whether or not the drugs are purchased under the 340B drug pricing program, and the claims must include a professional fee of the lesser of either the “actual acquisition cost” or the “340B ceiling price” (both defined). The AHCCCS Administration or a contractor is required to reimburse claims at the amount submitted plus a professional fee as determined by the AHCCCS Administration unless a contract specified a different professional fee. Establishes the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Fund to pay costs incurred under the section 1115 waiver authority associated with delivery system reform incentive payments and designated state health programs, and requires the AHCCCS Administration to administer the Fund. The list of services that Arizona Long-Term Care System (ALTCS) contractors must provide to members is expanded to include dental services in an annual amount of up to $1,000 per member. Specifies county contributions for ALTCS, and AHCCCS acute care and hospitalization and medical care for FY2016-17. For the contract year beginning October 1, 2015 and ending September 30, 2016, the AHCCCS Administration is authorized to continue the risk contingency rate setting for all managed care organizations and the funding for all managed care organizations administrative funding levels that was imposed for the contract year beginning October 1, 2010. Counties are required to reimburse DHS for 31 percent of the costs of a commitment of a sexually violent individual for FY2016-17. Municipalities and counties are required to reimburse DHS for 100 percent of the costs of a defendant’s inpatient, in custody competency restoration treatment for FY2016-17. Disproportionate share hospitals (DSH) payments for FY2016-17 include $113.8 million for a qualifying nonstate operated public hospital, $4.2 million of which must be distributed to the Maricopa County Special Health Care District, $28.5 million for the Arizona State Hospital, and $884,800 for private qualifying hospitals. After these DSH payments are made, the allocations of DSH payment must be made available first to qualifying private hospitals located outside of the Phoenix metropolitan statistical area and the Tucson metropolitan statistical area before being made available to qualifying private hospitals within those areas. Establishes various reporting requirements.

First sponsor: Sen. Biggs
Others: Sen. Yarbrough


 
S1535 Daily History  Date Action
BUDGET; BRB; HEALTH; FY2106-17 5/3 Senate COW approved with floor amend #5260. See H2704.
BUDGET; BRB; HEALTH; FY2106-17 4/29 from Senate rules okay.
BUDGET; BRB; HEALTH; FY2106-17 4/28 from Senate appro do pass.
BUDGET; BRB; HEALTH; FY2106-17 4/26 referred to Senate appro.
S1536: BUDGET; BRB; HUMAN SERVICES; FY2016-17

Makes various policy changes in the areas of human services that affect the budget. Beginning on or before November 1, 2016, the Department of Health Services is required to submit an annual update for review by the Joint Legislative Budget Committee on the Arizona Training Program and associated group homes. Information that must be included in the update is specified. For FY2016-17, the Department of Economic Security (DES) is authorized to reduce maximum income eligibility levels for child care assistance in order to manage within appropriated and available monies. During FY2016-17, DES is required to screen and test each adult recipient of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families cash assistance who DES has reasonable cause to believe engages in the illegal use of controlled substances, and any recipient who tests positive for the use of a controlled substance that was not prescribed by a licensed health professional is ineligible to receive benefits for one year. Retroactive to July 1, 2015, the Department of Child Safety (DCS) is prohibited from spending in FY2015-16 any federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families block grant monies in excess of $218.73 million unless either DES or DCS receives a supplemental appropriation of the block grant monies in FY2015-16. The Auditor General is required to provide various reports concerning DCS to the Governor and the Legislature, and deadlines for the reports are specified. DCS is required to review the implementation of foster home licensing rules, hold public meetings to solicit input from foster families on the implementation of foster home licensing rules, identify any modifications required, and report its findings in the review to the Legislature by December 31, 2016.

First sponsor: Sen. Biggs
Others: Sen. Yarbrough


 
S1536 Daily History  Date Action
BUDGET; BRB; HUMAN SERVICES; FY2016-17 5/3 Senate COW approved. See H2705.
BUDGET; BRB; HUMAN SERVICES; FY2016-17 4/29 from Senate rules okay.
BUDGET; BRB; HUMAN SERVICES; FY2016-17 4/28 from Senate appro do pass.
BUDGET; BRB; HUMAN SERVICES; FY2016-17 4/26 referred to Senate appro.
S1537: BUDGET; BRB; HIGHER EDUCATION; FY2016-17

Makes policy changes in college and university programs that affect the state budget. Reduces the annual appropriation from the general fund to each state university for lease-purchase capital financing for research infrastructure projects for FY2017-18 through FY2030-31. For FY2015-16, each dollar raised by the surcharge on student registration assessed by ABOR for the Financial Aid Trust Fund may be matched by less than $2 appropriated by the Legislature. State aid for science, technology, engineering and mathematics and workforce programs for community college districts for FY2016-17 is as specified in the general appropriations act. Effective July 1, 2018, the amount of tuition and fees included in the operating budget for a university and adopted by the Arizona Board of Regents is required to be subject to legislative appropriation and deposited in a separate tuition and fees subaccount for each university. All other tuition and fee revenue must be retained by each university for expenditure as approved by ABOR in a separate local tuition and fees subaccount for each university, which must consist only of tuition and fees. Previously, the amount of tuition and fees was remitted to the State Treasurer. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Biggs
Others: Sen. Yarbrough


 
S1537 Daily History  Date Action
BUDGET; BRB; HIGHER EDUCATION; FY2016-17 5/10 signed by governor. Chap. 130, Laws 2016.
BUDGET; BRB; HIGHER EDUCATION; FY2016-17 5/4 substituted in House for identical H2706 and passed 36-24; ready for governor.
BUDGET; BRB; HIGHER EDUCATION; FY2016-17 5/3 Senate COW approved with floor amend #5250. Passed Senate 18-12.
BUDGET; BRB; HIGHER EDUCATION; FY2016-17 4/29 from Senate rules okay.
BUDGET; BRB; HIGHER EDUCATION; FY2016-17 4/28 from Senate appro do pass.
BUDGET; BRB; HIGHER EDUCATION; FY2016-17 4/26 referred to Senate appro.
S1539: BUDGET; BRB; REVENUE; FY2016-17

Makes various changes relating to general revenues for FY2016-17. After September 30, 2016, the discount rate for cigarette tax stamps is increased to 96.48 percent of the face value of all categories of stamps, from 96 percent. Beginning January 1, 2016 and retroactive to that date, county boards of supervisors are required to spend any unspent monies that remain in the elderly assistance fund solely on the elderly assistance program, and any subsequent appropriations made to the elderly assistance fund are also required to be spent solely on the elderly assistance program. Appropriates $30 million on a one-time basis from the general fund in FY2016-17 to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) for distribution to counties and municipalities for costs related to public highways, streets or bridges. Before the distribution of Highway User Revenue Fund (HURF) revenues to the State Highway Fund and counties and municipalities, ADOT is required to allocate $30 million in FY2017-18 to counties and municipalities for costs related to public highways, streets or bridges. Authorizes the Department of Financial Institutions to use the Financial Services Fund for general operating expenditures of the Dept, and to use monies in the Department Receivership Revolving Fund through FY2015-16 for expenditures on an electronic licensing system. Authorizes the Radiation Regulatory Agency to increase fees in FY2016-17 to generate up to $561,000 and the Department of Agriculture to continue existing fees from FY2015-16 in FY2016-17 to generate specified amounts for various funds. Fees collected by the Department of Insurance are not required to recover between 95 and 110 percent of the Dept's appropriation. For FY2016-17, counties with a population of less than 200,000 are authorized to meet any county fiscal obligation from any source of county revenue designated by the county, in an amount of up to $1 million. Establishes a process to enable certain veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces who were domiciled within the boundaries of their tribal lands while in active military service to recover the state income taxes that were erroneously withheld from their military pay. Appropriates $2 million from the general fund in FY2016-17 to the newly established Veterans’ Income Tax Settlement Fund for this purpose. Requires various reports.

First sponsor: Sen. Biggs
Others: Sen. Yarbrough


 
S1539 Daily History  Date Action
BUDGET; BRB; REVENUE; FY2016-17 5/3 Senate COW approved with floor amend #5253. See H2708.
BUDGET; BRB; REVENUE; FY2016-17 4/29 from Senate rules okay.
BUDGET; BRB; REVENUE; FY2016-17 4/28 from Senate appro do pass.
BUDGET; BRB; REVENUE; FY2016-17 4/26 referred to Senate appro.
SCM1001: MORTGAGE STANDARDS; URGING FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

The members of the Legislature urge the U.S. President, the U.S. Congress and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to broaden the qualified mortgage underwriting rules to include specified lending practices, to allow lenders to exceed the 43 percent debt-to-income ratio ceiling if the borrower meets other criteria that demonstrate an ability to pay, and to create a fee schedule that allows lenders to price loans according to risk. The Secretary of State is directed to transmit copies of this memorial to the President of the U.S., the President of the U.S. Senate, the Speaker of the U.S. House, each member of Congress from Arizona and the Director of the Bureau.

First sponsor: Sen. Farley


 
SCM1001 Daily History  Date Action
MORTGAGE STANDARDS; URGING FEDERAL GOVERNMENT 5/5 referred to House rules only.
MORTGAGE STANDARDS; URGING FEDERAL GOVERNMENT 1/28 passed Senate 28-0; ready for House.
MORTGAGE STANDARDS; URGING FEDERAL GOVERNMENT 1/26 from Senate rules okay.
MORTGAGE STANDARDS; URGING FEDERAL GOVERNMENT 1/25 to Senate consent calendar.
MORTGAGE STANDARDS; URGING FEDERAL GOVERNMENT 1/21 from Senate fin ins do pass.
MORTGAGE STANDARDS; URGING FEDERAL GOVERNMENT 1/20 Senate fin ins do pass; report awaited.
MORTGAGE STANDARDS; URGING FEDERAL GOVERNMENT 1/13 referred to Senate fin ins.
SCR1002: PURPLE HEART STATE; DAY

The members of the Legislature declare the State of Arizona to be a Purple Heart State and proclaim December 7, 2016 as Arizona Purple Heart Day.

First sponsor: Rep. J. Allen


 
SCR1002 Daily History  Date Action
No actions posted for this bill.
SCR1004: CONSTITUTIONAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS

The 2016 general election ballot is to carry the question of whether to amend the state Constitution to consolidate and reorganize provisions relating to exemptions from property taxation. Sections of the state Constitution relating to property tax exemptions are repealed and replaced. Impossible to determine new provisions without a line by line comparison.

First sponsor: Sen. Burges


 
SCR1004 Daily History  Date Action
CONSTITUTIONAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS 1/20 referred to Senate fin.
SCR1005: RIGHTS OF CAREGIVERS; RECOGNITION

The members of the Legislature recognize a list of specified rights that family members, caregivers and guardians of individuals with serious mental illness have. AS SENT TO SECRETARY OF STATE.

First sponsor: Sen. Barto
Others: Sen. Bradley, Sen. Burges, Sen. D. Farnsworth, Sen. Lesko, Rep. Norgaard, Sen. Pancrazi, Sen. Worsley, Sen. Yee


 
SCR1005 Daily History  Date Action
RIGHTS OF CAREGIVERS; RECOGNITION 3/10 passed House 58-0; to secretary of state.
RIGHTS OF CAREGIVERS; RECOGNITION 3/8 from House rules okay.
RIGHTS OF CAREGIVERS; RECOGNITION 3/7 to House consent calendar.
RIGHTS OF CAREGIVERS; RECOGNITION 2/23 from House hel do pass.
RIGHTS OF CAREGIVERS; RECOGNITION 2/17 referred to House hel.
RIGHTS OF CAREGIVERS; RECOGNITION 2/11 passed Senate 29-0; ready for House.
RIGHTS OF CAREGIVERS; RECOGNITION 2/9 from Senate rules okay.
RIGHTS OF CAREGIVERS; RECOGNITION 2/8 to Senate consent calendar.
RIGHTS OF CAREGIVERS; RECOGNITION 2/4 from Senate hel-hu ser do pass.
RIGHTS OF CAREGIVERS; RECOGNITION 1/20 referred to Senate hel-hu ser.
SCR1006: FIRST RESPONDERS; HONORING

The members of the Legislature honor and express their sincere gratitude to all first responders in the State of Arizona. AS SENT TO SECRETARY OF STATE.

First sponsor: Sen. Griffin


 
SCR1006 Daily History  Date Action
FIRST RESPONDERS; HONORING 3/30 unanimously adopted by House; to secretary of state.
FIRST RESPONDERS; HONORING 3/24 unanimously adopted by Senate; ready for House.
SCR1007: ARIZONA VETERAN FAMILY ADOPTION; DAY

The members of the Legislature proclaim January 21, 2016 as Arizona Veteran Family Adoption Program Day in recognition of the Program's mission to reduce the number of foster children in Arizona by matching them with loving and supportive veteran families.

First sponsor: Sen. Miranda
Others: Sen. Begay, Sen. Bradley, Rep. Campbell, Sen. Contreras, Sen. Dalessandro, Rep. Fernandez, Sen. Hobbs, Sen. McGuire, Sen. Meza, Sen. Pancrazi, Sen. Shooter, Rep. Velasquez


 
SCR1007 Daily History  Date Action
No actions posted for this bill.
SCR1008: GRANDFAMILY/KINSHIP CARE MONTH

The members of the Legislature proclaim the month of September as Grandfamily/Kinship Care Month in Arizona and honor grandparents and other relatives who raise children in kinship care. AS SENT TO SECRETARY OF STATE.

First sponsor: Sen. Lesko
Others: Sen. Barto, Sen. Bradley, Sen. Burges, Sen. Contreras, Sen. Dalessandro, Sen. Donahue, Sen. Driggs, Sen. D. Farnsworth, Rep. Gray, Sen. Griffin, Sen. Hobbs, Sen. Kavanagh, Sen. McGuire, Sen. Meza, Sen. Smith, Sen. Yee


 
SCR1008 Daily History  Date Action
GRANDFAMILY/KINSHIP CARE MONTH 3/8 unanimously adopted by the House; to secretary of state.
GRANDFAMILY/KINSHIP CARE MONTH 2/29 unanimously adopted by the Senate; ready for House.
SCR1009: FALLEN VETERANS; REMEMBRANCE; 21 SECONDS

The members of the Legislature support efforts by the people of Arizona to fly the U.S. flag at half-staff and pause for a 21-second moment of silence at high noon on the 21st day of each month in remembrance and honor of all those who have given their lives in military service and in war. AS SENT TO SECRETARY OF STATE.

First sponsor: Sen. Griffin


 
SCR1009 Daily History  Date Action
FALLEN VETERANS; REMEMBRANCE; 21 SECONDS 3/24 unanimously adopted by House; to secretary of state.
FALLEN VETERANS; REMEMBRANCE; 21 SECONDS 3/22 unanimously adopted by Senate; ready for House.
SCR1018: VETERANS; DISABILITY; PROPERTY TAX RELIEF

The 2016 general election ballot is to carry the question of whether to amend the state Constitution to exempt from property taxes a portion of the assessed valuation of the primary residence of a qualifying veteran with a service-connected disability of 100 percent and a portion of the assessed valuation of the primary residence of a qualifying veteran who is killed in action or who dies as a result of injury incurred while on active duty in military service if the residence is owned and occupied as the primary residence solely of the veteran’s unmarried surviving spouse and children. The assessed valuation of these properties is reduced by $25,000, and the Legislature may provide by law to increase the amount according to increases in a designated national inflation index. The exemption is subject to specified conditions, and is in lieu of any other real property tax exemption that may apply to the property.

First sponsor: Sen. Griffin


 
SCR1018 Daily History  Date Action
VETERANS; DISABILITY; PROPERTY TAX RELIEF 2/1 referred to Senate fin, pub-mil-tech.
SCR1025: BUDGET; BRB; TRUST LAND MANAGEMENT

The Legislature respectfully requests that the Secretary of State return Senate Concurrent Resolution 1018, 52nd legislature, 1st regular session, to the Legislature, which would have put on the 2016 general election ballot the question of whether to amend the state Constitution to allow up to 10 percent of the annual proceeds from state trust lands to be used exclusively for administration and disposition of trust lands as provided by law.

First sponsor: Sen. Biggs
Others: Sen. Yarbrough


 
SCR1025 Daily History  Date Action
BUDGET; BRB; TRUST LAND MANAGEMENT 5/3 see HCR2051.
BUDGET; BRB; TRUST LAND MANAGEMENT 5/3 Senate COW approved.
BUDGET; BRB; TRUST LAND MANAGEMENT 4/29 from Senate rules okay.
BUDGET; BRB; TRUST LAND MANAGEMENT 4/28 from Senate appro do pass.
BUDGET; BRB; TRUST LAND MANAGEMENT 4/26 referred to Senate appro.