Legal & Regulatory Reform Committee
53rd Legislature - 1st Regular Session, 2017 Wednesday, Aug 16 2017 10:31 AM
Bill Summaries
H2002: MARIJUANA; SENTENCE; CIVIL PENALTY; FINES

Reduces the criminal classification for possession or use of marijuana with a specified weight as follows: less than one ounce is subject to a civil penalty of up to $100, from a class 6 (lowest) felony; at least one ounce but less than two pounds is reduced to a petty offense, from a class 6 felony; two pounds or more to a class 3 (mid-level) misdemeanor, from either a class 4 or 5 felony. Reduces the criminal classification for importing, transporting for sale or selling marijuana with a specified weight as follows: less than two pounds to a class 3 misdemeanor, from a class 5 (second-lowest) felony; at least two pounds but less than four pounds to a class 6 felony, from a class 4 felony; more than four pounds to a class 5 felony, from a class 3 felony. The court must order a juvenile who is adjudicated delinquent for a first violation of these marijuana related violations to complete at least 10 hours of community restitution in lieu of other penalties. If the community restitution is not complete within one year, the juvenile is subject to all other penalties prescribed by law.

First sponsor: Rep. Cardenas


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2002 Daily History  Date Action
MARIJUANA; SENTENCE; CIVIL PENALTY; FINES 1/9 referred to House jud-pub safety, hel.
H2003: MARIJUANA; REGULATION; TAXATION

A person who is at least 21 years of age may possess, consume, use, display, purchase or transport one ounce or less of marijuana, may grow up to five marijuana plants and may possess, process or transport the marijuana produced by the plants on the premises where the plants were grown. Some restrictions. It is unlawful to smoke marijuana in a public place. Establishes regulations for marijuana accessories and retail marijuana stores. Establishes an excise tax on the sale or transfer of marijuana at the rate of $50 per ounce. Revenues generated by the tax must be used to enforce these regulations, and any remaining monies are distributed as follows: 30 percent to the Department of Education, 20 percent to the Department of Health Services for specified drug programs, and 50 percent to the general fund. The Department of Health Services is required to adopt rules necessary for implementation. Due to a potential increase in state revenue, this bill requires the affirmative vote of at least 2/3 of each house of the Legislature for passage.

First sponsor: Rep. Cardenas


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2003 Daily History  Date Action
MARIJUANA; REGULATION; TAXATION 1/9 referred to House jud-pub safety, ways-means.
H2004: VETERAN-OWNED BUSINESSES; PROCUREMENT PREFERENCE

The Department of Administration is required to establish a “veteran-owned business” (defined) participation goal of awarding state contracts to veteran-owned businesses. The participation goal is at least 1.5 percent for the year beginning on January 1, 2018 and increases to 3 percent or more for every year after. Effective January 1, 2018. AS PASSED HOUSE.

First sponsor: Rep. Cardenas


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2004 Daily History  Date Action
VETERAN-OWNED BUSINESSES; PROCUREMENT PREFERENCE 2/27 referred to Senate rules only.
VETERAN-OWNED BUSINESSES; PROCUREMENT PREFERENCE 2/21 passed House 38-20; ready for Senate.
VETERAN-OWNED BUSINESSES; PROCUREMENT PREFERENCE 2/21 House COW approved with floor amend #4384.
VETERAN-OWNED BUSINESSES; PROCUREMENT PREFERENCE 2/17 stricken from House consent calendar by Fernandez.
VETERAN-OWNED BUSINESSES; PROCUREMENT PREFERENCE 2/16 from House rules okay.
VETERAN-OWNED BUSINESSES; PROCUREMENT PREFERENCE 2/15 to House consent calendar.
VETERAN-OWNED BUSINESSES; PROCUREMENT PREFERENCE 2/14 from House mil-vet-reg do pass.
VETERAN-OWNED BUSINESSES; PROCUREMENT PREFERENCE 1/9 referred to House mil-vet-reg.
H2013: NEWSPAPERS; PUBLIC NOTICES; PUBLICATION

For the purpose of publication of public notices, a "newspaper" is no longer required to be admitted under federal law as second-class matter in the United States mails for at least one year.

First sponsor: Rep. Finchem


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2013 Daily History  Date Action
NEWSPAPERS; PUBLIC NOTICES; PUBLICATION 1/18 House local-intl held.
NEWSPAPERS; PUBLIC NOTICES; PUBLICATION 1/10 referred to House local-intl.
H2047: LIQUOR; SERVING AGE; REDUCTION

All employees manufacturing, selling or handling spirituous liquors are required to be 18 years of age, reduced from 19 years of age. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Weninger


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2047 Daily History  Date Action
LIQUOR; SERVING AGE; REDUCTION 3/24 signed by governor. Chap. 54, Laws 2017.
LIQUOR; SERVING AGE; REDUCTION 3/20 passed Senate 26-3; ready for governor.
LIQUOR; SERVING AGE; REDUCTION 3/7 from Senate rules okay.
LIQUOR; SERVING AGE; REDUCTION 3/6 to Senate consent calendar.
LIQUOR; SERVING AGE; REDUCTION 2/28 from Senate com-pub safety do pass.
LIQUOR; SERVING AGE; REDUCTION 2/27 Senate com-pub safety do pass; report awaited.
LIQUOR; SERVING AGE; REDUCTION 2/16 referred to Senate com-pub safety.
LIQUOR; SERVING AGE; REDUCTION 2/2 passed House 59-0; ready for Senate.
LIQUOR; SERVING AGE; REDUCTION 1/31 from House rules okay.
LIQUOR; SERVING AGE; REDUCTION 1/30 to House consent calendar.
LIQUOR; SERVING AGE; REDUCTION 1/25 from House com do pass.
LIQUOR; SERVING AGE; REDUCTION 1/9 referred to House com.
H2053: CAMPAIGN FINANCE; CORPORATE RECIPIENTS; REGISTRATION

Any corporation, limited liability company or labor organization that makes a contribution of a specified amount to a political committee or to another corporation, limited liability company or labor organization in an attempt to influence an election is required to register and notify the appropriate filing officer no later than one business day after making the contribution. The contribution amount that triggers this requirement is based on the office which is up for election. The corporation, limited liability company or labor organization is also required to notify the filing officer of each additional accumulation of contributions that exceeds the threshold amount. Corporations, limited liability companies or labor organizations that fail to meet these requirements are liable in a civil action for a civil penalty of up to three times the total amount of the contributions. Any person who makes a knowingly false filing relating to a contribution under this requirement is guilty of a class 1 (highest) misdemeanor.

First sponsor: Rep. Clark


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2053 Daily History  Date Action
CAMPAIGN FINANCE; CORPORATE RECIPIENTS; REGISTRATION 1/23 referred to House gov.
H2056: INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURES; CORPORATIONS; UNIONS; AUDIT

After each general election, the Clean Elections Commission is required to conduct random audits from among those corporations, limited liability companies or labor organizations that register and make independent expenditures in that election cycle. The Commission is authorized to hire an independent accounting firm to conduct the random audits. Audits are confidential unless a finding is made that a violation occurred, in which case the Commission is required to notify the appropriate filing officer of the alleged violation. Due to voter protection, this legislation requires the affirmative vote of at least 3/4 of the members of each house of the Legislature for passage.

First sponsor: Rep. Clark


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2056 Daily History  Date Action
INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURES; CORPORATIONS; UNIONS; AUDIT 1/23 referred to House gov.
H2068: INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURES; CORPORATIONS; FUNDING DISCLOSURE

Any corporation, limited liability company or labor organization that makes an independent expenditure and that accepts donations or contributions is required to file campaign finance reports, instead of only those entities that are organized primarily for the purpose of influencing an election. Disclosure statements for any campaign literature or advertisements purchased with monies from a corporation, limited liability company or labor organization making an independent expenditure must state whether the expenditure is authorized by any candidate and must include the four largest of its major funding sources as of the time the literature or advertisement is produced.

First sponsor: Rep. Clark


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2068 Daily History  Date Action
INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURES; CORPORATIONS; FUNDING DISCLOSURE 1/23 referred to House gov.
H2096: NATURAL RESOURCES PROJECTS; COURT ACTIONS

A person that files an action in a court in Arizona to enjoin a "natural resources project" (defined as any project that reduces the risk of catastrophic fire or loss from erosion, flooding and landslides or that protects watersheds) and that does not prevail may be assessed court costs and damages as determined by the court incurred by the project as a result of the injunction. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Thorpe


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2096 Daily History  Date Action
NATURAL RESOURCES PROJECTS; COURT ACTIONS 5/2 signed by governor. Chap. 247, Laws 2017.
NATURAL RESOURCES PROJECTS; COURT ACTIONS 4/26 passed Senate 16-11; ready for governor.
NATURAL RESOURCES PROJECTS; COURT ACTIONS 3/21 from Senate rules okay.
NATURAL RESOURCES PROJECTS; COURT ACTIONS 3/20 to Senate consent calendar.
NATURAL RESOURCES PROJECTS; COURT ACTIONS 3/14 from Senate nat res-energy do pass.
NATURAL RESOURCES PROJECTS; COURT ACTIONS 2/28 referred to Senate nat res-energy.
NATURAL RESOURCES PROJECTS; COURT ACTIONS 2/23 from House rules with a technical amendment. House COW approved with amend #4016 and the rules tech amendment. Passed House 35-25; ready for Senate.
NATURAL RESOURCES PROJECTS; COURT ACTIONS 1/25 from House energy-env with amend #4016.
NATURAL RESOURCES PROJECTS; COURT ACTIONS 1/12 referred to House energy-env.
H2097: SOVEREIGN AUTHORITY; COMMANDEERING; PROHIBITION; EXCEPTION

The Legislature is authorized to enact legislation with the approval of the Governor that prohibits the state and any political subdivisions from using any personnel or financial resources to enforce, administer or cooperate with any "action" (defined) of the U.S. government that constitutes "commandeering," defined as any action that is not in pursuance of the U.S. Constitution and that has not been affirmed by a vote of the U.S. Congress and signed into law as prescribed in the U.S. Constitution, or any action that exceeds the powers of the U.S. Congress enumerated in the U.S. Constitution. Contains legislative findings. AS PASSED HOUSE.

First sponsor: Rep. Thorpe


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2097 Daily History  Date Action
SOVEREIGN AUTHORITY; COMMANDEERING; PROHIBITION; EXCEPTION 5/10 referred to Senate rules only.
SOVEREIGN AUTHORITY; COMMANDEERING; PROHIBITION; EXCEPTION 2/1 passed House 38-22; ready for Senate.
SOVEREIGN AUTHORITY; COMMANDEERING; PROHIBITION; EXCEPTION 1/31 House COW approved with amend #4003.
SOVEREIGN AUTHORITY; COMMANDEERING; PROHIBITION; EXCEPTION 1/23 from House rules okay.
SOVEREIGN AUTHORITY; COMMANDEERING; PROHIBITION; EXCEPTION 1/17 from House fed-policy with amend #4003.
SOVEREIGN AUTHORITY; COMMANDEERING; PROHIBITION; EXCEPTION 1/17 House fed-policy amended; report awaited.
SOVEREIGN AUTHORITY; COMMANDEERING; PROHIBITION; EXCEPTION 1/12 referred to House fed-policy.
H2101: PRIVATE PRISON CONTRACTORS; PUBLIC RECORDS

Private prisons that contract with any governmental entity must make public all records relating to costs, operations, staff and inmates to the same extent required of publicly operated prisons or jails.

First sponsor: Rep. Andrade


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2101 Daily History  Date Action
PRIVATE PRISON CONTRACTORS; PUBLIC RECORDS 1/17 referred to House mil-vet-reg.
H2102: PRIVATE PRISON SECURITY OFFICERS; CERTIFICATION

Security officers employed by a private prison contractor are required to be certified by the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training (AZPOST) Board by completing the same basic training course, physical examinations and criminal background investigations as correctional officers employed by the Department of Corrections. A contract for adult incarceration cannot be entered into unless the private prison contractor only uses security officers who are AZPOST certified. A security officer employed by a private prison has no authority or jurisdiction outside of the grounds of a private prison facility. A person who exercises the authority or performs the duties of a peace officer and who is not AZPOST certified as a peace officer is guilty of a class 1 (highest) misdemeanor.

First sponsor: Rep. Andrade


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2102 Daily History  Date Action
PRIVATE PRISON SECURITY OFFICERS; CERTIFICATION 1/17 referred to House mil-vet-reg.
H2103: PRIVATE PRISON STUDY COMMITTEE

Establishes a 19-member Private Prison Study Committee to research and report on the impact of private prisons on the safety of the public and prisoners, the economic efficiency of housing prisoners in private facilities, and the provision of constitutionally appropriate services for prisoners at private prisons. The Committee must submit a report to the Governor and the Legislature by December 31, 2017 and self-repeals October 1, 2018.

First sponsor: Rep. Andrade


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2103 Daily History  Date Action
PRIVATE PRISON STUDY COMMITTEE 1/17 referred to House rules only.
H2124: MINIMUM WAGE; EMPLOYEE BENEFITS; PREEMPTION

Counties and municipalities are prohibited from establishing a minimum wage that is more than the minimum wage established by statute. Contains a legislative intent section. Retroactive to November 1, 2016. Due to voter protection, this legislation requires the affirmative vote of at least 3/4 of the members of each house of the Legislature for passage.

First sponsor: Rep. Thorpe


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2124 Daily History  Date Action
MINIMUM WAGE; EMPLOYEE BENEFITS; PREEMPTION 1/23 referred to House com.
H2214: INCOME TAX SUBTRACTION; ADA RETROFITS

The list of subtractions from Arizona gross income for the purposes of individual or corporate income taxes is expanded to include the amount of eligible access expenditures paid or incurred during the tax year to comply with the requirements of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) or related state statutes by retrofitting developed real property that was originally placed in service at least ten years before the current tax year. A taxpayer who has been cited for noncompliance with the ADA by either federal or state enforcement officials is ineligible for the subtraction. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Leach


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2214 Daily History  Date Action
INCOME TAX SUBTRACTION; ADA RETROFITS 5/8 signed by governor. Chap. 278, Laws 2017.
INCOME TAX SUBTRACTION; ADA RETROFITS 5/4 Senate COW approved. Passed Senate 30-0; ready for governor.
INCOME TAX SUBTRACTION; ADA RETROFITS 4/24 from Senate rules okay.
INCOME TAX SUBTRACTION; ADA RETROFITS 3/1 from Senate fin do pass.
INCOME TAX SUBTRACTION; ADA RETROFITS 2/20 referred to Senate fin.
INCOME TAX SUBTRACTION; ADA RETROFITS 2/13 passed House 58-1; ready for Senate.
INCOME TAX SUBTRACTION; ADA RETROFITS 2/9 House COW approved with amend #4055.
INCOME TAX SUBTRACTION; ADA RETROFITS 2/7 from House rules okay. Stricken from House COW consent calendar by Fernandez.
INCOME TAX SUBTRACTION; ADA RETROFITS 2/6 to House COW consent calendar.
INCOME TAX SUBTRACTION; ADA RETROFITS 2/2 from House ways-means with amend #4055.
INCOME TAX SUBTRACTION; ADA RETROFITS 2/1 House ways-means amended; report awaited.
INCOME TAX SUBTRACTION; ADA RETROFITS 1/17 referred to House ways-means.
H2246: ARIZONA LENGTHY TRIAL FUND; CONTINUATION

The termination date of the Arizona Lengthy Trial Fund is extended eight years to July 1, 2027. The termination date of the additional fee on each filing, appearance and answer or response fee charged by a clerk of the superior court (which is deposited in the Fund) is extended eight years to January 1, 2027. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Grantham


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2246 Daily History  Date Action
ARIZONA LENGTHY TRIAL FUND; CONTINUATION 4/10 signed by governor. Chap. 141, Laws 2017.
ARIZONA LENGTHY TRIAL FUND; CONTINUATION 4/3 passed Senate 30-0; ready for governor.
ARIZONA LENGTHY TRIAL FUND; CONTINUATION 3/28 from Senate rules okay.
ARIZONA LENGTHY TRIAL FUND; CONTINUATION 3/27 to Senate consent calendar.
ARIZONA LENGTHY TRIAL FUND; CONTINUATION 3/27 from Senate jud do pass.
ARIZONA LENGTHY TRIAL FUND; CONTINUATION 3/23 Senate jud do pass; report awaited.
ARIZONA LENGTHY TRIAL FUND; CONTINUATION 2/20 referred to Senate jud.
ARIZONA LENGTHY TRIAL FUND; CONTINUATION 1/30 passed House 57-1; ready for Senate.
ARIZONA LENGTHY TRIAL FUND; CONTINUATION 1/23 from House rules okay. To House consent calendar.
ARIZONA LENGTHY TRIAL FUND; CONTINUATION 1/18 from House jud-pub safety do pass.
ARIZONA LENGTHY TRIAL FUND; CONTINUATION 1/17 referred to House jud-pub safety.
H2274: ELECTIONS; SIGNATURE GATHERING; PREVENTION; REPORTING

For the purpose of campaign contribution and expenditure regulations, the definition of "expenditure" includes any payment or other thing of value that is made for the purpose of preventing the collection of signatures or the distribution of petitions for a ballot measure or a candidate's nomination. Campaign finance reports are required to include as a separate line item expenditures made for the purpose of preventing the collection of signatures or the distribution of petitions for a ballot measure or a candidate's nomination.

First sponsor: Rep. Clark


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2274 Daily History  Date Action
ELECTIONS; SIGNATURE GATHERING; PREVENTION; REPORTING 1/17 referred to House gov.
H2285: COUNTIES; PURCHASES; LOCAL DEALERS

In a county with a population of less than 500,000 persons, for a purchase where the estimated cost is $50,000 or more, a county purchasing agent, subject to county board of supervisors approval, is authorized to award the contract to a responsible bidder whose bid conforms to the invitation, is the most advantageous to the county concerning conformity to the bid specifications and other factors and is within five percent of the lowest bid. AS PASSED HOUSE.

First sponsor: Rep. Barton


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2285 Daily History  Date Action
COUNTIES; PURCHASES; LOCAL DEALERS 2/27 referred to Senate gov.
COUNTIES; PURCHASES; LOCAL DEALERS 2/21 passed House 45-13; ready for Senate.
COUNTIES; PURCHASES; LOCAL DEALERS 2/20 House COW approved with floor amend #4350.
COUNTIES; PURCHASES; LOCAL DEALERS 2/16 from House rules okay. Stricken from House consent calendar by Barton.
COUNTIES; PURCHASES; LOCAL DEALERS 2/15 to House consent calendar.
COUNTIES; PURCHASES; LOCAL DEALERS 1/25 from House local-intl do pass.
COUNTIES; PURCHASES; LOCAL DEALERS 1/17 referred to House local-intl.
H2295: ATTORNEY REGULATION; ASSESSMENTS; MEMBERSHIP DUES

All regulatory functions relating to the practice of law in Arizona, including the regulation of attorneys, are within the authority of the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court is authorized to collect a mandatory assessment from each attorney as a condition of practicing law in Arizona, to support the Court's regulatory functions, and may use the monies only for specified regulatory functions. The State Bar of Arizona is permitted to establish, collect and use voluntary membership dues from an attorney for any lawful use that is not included in the Court's regulatory functions. If the State Bar accepts any mandatory assessment monies collected by the Court to carry out a regulatory function, the State Bar is required to disclose and make available records and other matters in the same manner as is required of a public body under public records statutes, annually make available to the public a list of all expenditures made with the mandatory assessment monies, and annually provide an independent audit of the expenditures to ensure they were in furtherance of the regulatory functions. Any person may request to examine or be furnished copies of any "record" (defined) not otherwise available on the State Bar's website. The State Bar is required to promptly furnish, and is authorized to charge a fee for, the copies. Any person who is wrongfully denied access to records has a cause of action against the State Bar for any damages resulting from the denial. AS PASSED HOUSE.

First sponsor: Rep. Kern


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2295 Daily History  Date Action
ATTORNEY REGULATION; ASSESSMENTS; MEMBERSHIP DUES 2/28 referred to Senate jud.
ATTORNEY REGULATION; ASSESSMENTS; MEMBERSHIP DUES 2/23 House COW approved with amend #4133. Passed House 31-29; ready for Senate.
ATTORNEY REGULATION; ASSESSMENTS; MEMBERSHIP DUES 2/14 from House rules okay.
ATTORNEY REGULATION; ASSESSMENTS; MEMBERSHIP DUES 2/8 from House jud-pub safety with amend #4133.
ATTORNEY REGULATION; ASSESSMENTS; MEMBERSHIP DUES 1/18 referred to House jud-pub safety.
H2300: SUPREME COURT; REGULATION OF ATTORNEYS

All regulatory functions relating to the practice of law in Arizona, including the regulation of attorneys, are within the authority of the Supreme Court, and all regulatory functions that are administered by the State Bar on the effective date of this legislation are transferred to and placed exclusively in the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court is required to actively supervise attorneys to regulate the practice of law in Arizona, and is authorized to collect a mandatory assessment from each attorney as a condition of practicing law in Arizona. Attorneys cannot be required to be a member of any organization to become or remained licensed.

First sponsor: Rep. Kern


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2300 Daily History  Date Action
SUPREME COURT; REGULATION OF ATTORNEYS 2/23 retained on House consent calendar.
SUPREME COURT; REGULATION OF ATTORNEYS 2/14 stricken from House consent calendar by Engel.
SUPREME COURT; REGULATION OF ATTORNEYS 2/14 from House rules okay.
SUPREME COURT; REGULATION OF ATTORNEYS 2/13 to House consent calendar.
SUPREME COURT; REGULATION OF ATTORNEYS 2/8 House jud-pub safety do pass; report awaited.
SUPREME COURT; REGULATION OF ATTORNEYS 2/8 from House jud-pub safety do pass.
SUPREME COURT; REGULATION OF ATTORNEYS 1/18 referred to House jud-pub safety.
H2312: CRIMINAL HISTORY; HIRING PRACTICES; LIMITATION

Employers are prohibited from inquiring, considering or requiring disclosure of the criminal conviction record of an applicant for employment during the hiring process unless it has a direct relationship to the employment position, is only for the period of the five most recent consecutive years, and takes place after the applicant has received a conditional offer of employment. Does not apply to positions that require a valid fingerprint clearance card.

First sponsor: Rep. Navarrete


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2312 Daily History  Date Action
CRIMINAL HISTORY; HIRING PRACTICES; LIMITATION 1/17 referred to House com.
H2320: BALLOT MEASURES; PROP 105 DISCLOSURES

For ballot propositions that make statutory changes, a statement that the measure “cannot be changed in the future if approved on the ballot except by a 3/4 vote of the Legislature and if the change furthers the purpose of the original ballot measure, or by referring the change to the ballot" must be printed on the ballot, included in the publicity pamphlet printed by the Secretary of State and included on any advertisement or fundraising solicitation to support or oppose the measure. Severability clause.

First sponsor: Rep. Ugenti-Rita


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2320 Daily History  Date Action
BALLOT MEASURES; PROP 105 DISCLOSURES 2/28 referred to Senate jud.
BALLOT MEASURES; PROP 105 DISCLOSURES 2/23 from House rules okay. House COW approved. Passed House 35-25; ready for Senate.
BALLOT MEASURES; PROP 105 DISCLOSURES 2/9 from House gov do pass.
BALLOT MEASURES; PROP 105 DISCLOSURES 2/2 House gov held.
BALLOT MEASURES; PROP 105 DISCLOSURES 1/18 referred to House gov.
H2322: FRANCHISES; MARK OWNERS; EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIPS

A franchisor is not an employer or co-employer of either a franchisee or an employee of the franchisee unless the franchisor agrees in writing to assume that role. The owner of a mark is not an employer or co-employer of either the licensee or an employee of the licensee unless the owner of the mark agrees in writing to assume that role. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Lovas


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2322 Daily History  Date Action
FRANCHISES; MARK OWNERS; EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIPS 3/21 signed by governor. Chap. 40, Laws 2017.
FRANCHISES; MARK OWNERS; EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIPS 3/14 passed Senate 17-13; ready for governor.
FRANCHISES; MARK OWNERS; EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIPS 3/7 from Senate rules okay.
FRANCHISES; MARK OWNERS; EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIPS 3/6 to Senate consent calendar.
FRANCHISES; MARK OWNERS; EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIPS 2/28 from Senate com-pub safety do pass.
FRANCHISES; MARK OWNERS; EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIPS 2/27 Senate com-pub safety do pass; report awaited.
FRANCHISES; MARK OWNERS; EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIPS 2/20 referred to Senate com-pub safety.
FRANCHISES; MARK OWNERS; EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIPS 2/16 House COW approved. Passed House 34-24; ready for Senate.
FRANCHISES; MARK OWNERS; EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIPS 2/14 from House rules okay. Stricken from House consent calendar by Powers Hannley.
FRANCHISES; MARK OWNERS; EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIPS 2/13 to House consent calendar.
FRANCHISES; MARK OWNERS; EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIPS 2/1 from House com do pass.
FRANCHISES; MARK OWNERS; EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIPS 1/18 referred to House com.
H2327: REPEAL; RIGHT TO WORK

Statute prohibiting agreements denying employment because of nonmembership in labor organizations is repealed. Conditionally enacted on the state Constitution being amended by the voters at the 2018 general election to repeal the right to work or employment without membership in labor organizations.

First sponsor: Rep. Cardenas


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2327 Daily History  Date Action
REPEAL; RIGHT TO WORK 1/23 referred to House com, gov, fed-policy, mil-vet-reg.
H2347: EMPLOYMENT OMNIBUS

Various changes related to employment regulations. Prohibits employers from terminating any employee unless the employee commits one of a list of acts, and from requiring any employee to reenact an injury arising out of or in the course of employment. Establishes employee training requirements. Employers are required to allow a labor organization to offer presentations to new employees. Employer policies do not supersede any valid provision of a collective bargaining agreement. The list of protected classes for employment discrimination purposes is expanded to include gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation and marital status, and adds an exemption for a religious organization for positions directly related to the religious functions of the organization.

First sponsor: Rep. Andrade


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2347 Daily History  Date Action
EMPLOYMENT OMNIBUS 2/2 referred to House jud-pub safety.
H2365: WIRELESS FACILITIES; COLLOCATION; RIGHTS-OF-WAY

Adds a new article to Title 9 (Cities and Towns) regulating the use of public highways by wireless providers. An "authority" (defined as a municipality, special district or political subdivision) is prohibited from entering into an exclusive arrangement with a wireless provider for use of a right-of-way for the construction, installation, maintenance, modification, operation or replacement of utility poles or monopoles, or for the collocation of small wireless facilities on utility poles or wireless support structures, or for the collocation of wireless facilities on monopoles. An authority may charge a wireless provider a rate or fee for the use of a right-of-way for these purposes only if the authority charges other communications service providers for the use of the right-of-way and the authority has the legal authority to do so. The rate or fee for a wireless provider is limited to the direct and actual cost of managing the right-of-way and is required to be competitively neutral in regard to other users of the right-of-way. Establishes prohibited rate or fee practices and sets the maximum fee at $50 times the number of small wireless facilities in the authority's geographic jurisdiction that are placed by the wireless provider in the right-of-way. A new, replacement or modified utility pole that is associated with the collocation of small wireless facilities and that is installed in the right-of-way is not subject to zoning review or approval if it does not exceed 10 feet in height above the tallest utility pole or 40 feet above ground level, whichever is greater. Authorities are authorized to require an application for the installation of new, replacement or modified utility poles associated with the collocation of small wireless facilities, and are required to approve an application unless the utility pole fails to comply with a list of specified requirements. Authorities are prohibited from requiring applicants to perform services that are unrelated to the collocation or instituting a moratorium on applications for the collocation of a small wireless facility. Adds a new article to Title 11 (Counties) regulating the use of public highways by wireless providers. Counties are prohibited from entering into an exclusive arrangement with any wireless provider for use of a right-of-way for the construction, operation or maintenance of utility poles or for the collocation of small wireless facilities on utility poles or wireless support structures. Counties are authorized to require a permit and charge an application fee for the use of a right-of-way for these purposes. The fee must be reasonable and conform to authorized and published fees for similar permits and cannot exceed $100 per collocation or installation. Establishes prohibited rate or fee practices. More. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Weninger


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2365 Daily History  Date Action
WIRELESS FACILITIES; COLLOCATION; RIGHTS-OF-WAY 3/31 signed by governor; Chap. 124, Laws 2017.
WIRELESS FACILITIES; COLLOCATION; RIGHTS-OF-WAY 3/30 House concurred in Senate amendments and passed on final reading 53-1; ready for governor.
WIRELESS FACILITIES; COLLOCATION; RIGHTS-OF-WAY 3/29 Senate COW approved with amend #4810 and floor amend #4896. Passed Senate 29-0; ready for House action on Senate amendments.
WIRELESS FACILITIES; COLLOCATION; RIGHTS-OF-WAY 3/28 from Senate rules okay.
WIRELESS FACILITIES; COLLOCATION; RIGHTS-OF-WAY 3/22 from Senate com-pub safety with amend #4810.
WIRELESS FACILITIES; COLLOCATION; RIGHTS-OF-WAY 3/20 Senate com-pub safety amended; report awaited.
WIRELESS FACILITIES; COLLOCATION; RIGHTS-OF-WAY 3/13 Senate com-pub safety held.
WIRELESS FACILITIES; COLLOCATION; RIGHTS-OF-WAY 2/28 referred to Senate com-pub safety.
WIRELESS FACILITIES; COLLOCATION; RIGHTS-OF-WAY 2/23 passed House 60-0; ready for Senate.
WIRELESS FACILITIES; COLLOCATION; RIGHTS-OF-WAY 2/22 House COW approved with amend #4124 and floor amend #4486.
WIRELESS FACILITIES; COLLOCATION; RIGHTS-OF-WAY 2/20 from House rules okay.
WIRELESS FACILITIES; COLLOCATION; RIGHTS-OF-WAY 2/7 from House com with amend #4124.
WIRELESS FACILITIES; COLLOCATION; RIGHTS-OF-WAY 1/30 referred to House com.
H2404: INITIATIVES; CIRCULATORS; SIGNATURE COLLECTION; CONTESTS

It is a class 1 (highest) misdemeanor for a person to pay or receive money or any other thing of value based on the number of signatures collected on a statewide initiative or referendum petition. Signatures that are obtained by a paid circulator who violates this prohibition are void and cannot be counted in determining the legal sufficiency of the petition. The deadline to challenge the lawful registration of a paid petition circulator is 10 business days after, instead of five days after, the date on which the petitions are filed. Any person is permitted to contest the validity of an initiative or referendum. If multiple actions contesting the validity of an initiative or referendum are filed, the separate actions must be consolidated before the appropriate venue. In addition to contesting the validity of an initiative or referendum, any person is permitted to seek to enjoin the Secretary of State or other officer from certifying or printing the official ballot for the election that will include the proposed initiative or referendum measure. Contains legislative findings. Severability clause. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Leach


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2404 Daily History  Date Action
INITIATIVES; CIRCULATORS; SIGNATURE COLLECTION; CONTESTS 3/23 signed by governor. Chap. 52, Laws 2017.
INITIATIVES; CIRCULATORS; SIGNATURE COLLECTION; CONTESTS 3/23 House concurred in Senate amendments and passed on final reading 34-22; ready for governor.
INITIATIVES; CIRCULATORS; SIGNATURE COLLECTION; CONTESTS 3/22 Senate COW approved with amend #4772. Passed Senate 17-13; ready for House action on Senate amendments.
INITIATIVES; CIRCULATORS; SIGNATURE COLLECTION; CONTESTS 3/21 from Senate rules okay.
INITIATIVES; CIRCULATORS; SIGNATURE COLLECTION; CONTESTS 3/20 from Senate jud with amend #4772.
INITIATIVES; CIRCULATORS; SIGNATURE COLLECTION; CONTESTS 3/16 Senate jud amended; report awaited.
INITIATIVES; CIRCULATORS; SIGNATURE COLLECTION; CONTESTS 2/28 referred to Senate jud.
INITIATIVES; CIRCULATORS; SIGNATURE COLLECTION; CONTESTS 2/23 from House rules with a technical amendment. House COW approved with floor amend #4553 and the rules tech amendment; amend 4316 was withdrawn. Passed House 35-24; ready for Senate.
INITIATIVES; CIRCULATORS; SIGNATURE COLLECTION; CONTESTS 2/16 from House gov with amend #4316.
INITIATIVES; CIRCULATORS; SIGNATURE COLLECTION; CONTESTS 2/16 House gov amended; report awaited.
INITIATIVES; CIRCULATORS; SIGNATURE COLLECTION; CONTESTS 2/9 referred to House gov.
H2417: SIGNATURES; ELECTRONIC TRANSACTIONS; BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY

A signature that is secured through "blockchain technology" (defined) is considered to be in an electronic form and to be an electronic signature, and a record or contract that is secured through blockchain technology is considered to be in an electronic form and to be an electronic record. "Smart contracts" (defined) are permitted to exist in commerce, and a contract cannot be denied legal effect, validity or enforceability solely because that contract contains a smart contract term. A person that uses blockchain technology to secure information that the person owns or has the right to use retains the same rights of ownership or use as before the person secured the information using blockchain technology. Some exceptions. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Weninger


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2417 Daily History  Date Action
SIGNATURES; ELECTRONIC TRANSACTIONS; BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY 3/29 signed by governor. Chap. 97, Laws 2017.
SIGNATURES; ELECTRONIC TRANSACTIONS; BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY 3/23 passed Senate 28-1; ready for governor.
SIGNATURES; ELECTRONIC TRANSACTIONS; BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY 3/21 from Senate rules okay.
SIGNATURES; ELECTRONIC TRANSACTIONS; BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY 3/20 to Senate consent calendar.
SIGNATURES; ELECTRONIC TRANSACTIONS; BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY 3/16 from Senate jud do pass.
SIGNATURES; ELECTRONIC TRANSACTIONS; BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY 2/28 referred to Senate jud.
SIGNATURES; ELECTRONIC TRANSACTIONS; BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY 2/22 passed House 59-0; ready for Senate.
SIGNATURES; ELECTRONIC TRANSACTIONS; BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY 2/20 from House rules okay.
SIGNATURES; ELECTRONIC TRANSACTIONS; BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY 2/20 to House consent calendar.
SIGNATURES; ELECTRONIC TRANSACTIONS; BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY 2/15 from House com do pass.
SIGNATURES; ELECTRONIC TRANSACTIONS; BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY 2/14 House com do pass; report awaited.
SIGNATURES; ELECTRONIC TRANSACTIONS; BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY 2/7 referred to House com.
H2504: PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION; DISABILITY; DISCRIMINATION; SANCTIONS

In addition to any sanction that a court may award to a party in any civil action under public accommodation statutes, the court is authorized to impose a sanction on a plaintiff or a plaintiff's attorney if the court determines that an action or series of actions are brought for the primary purpose of obtaining a payment from the defendant due to the costs of defending the action in a court. Contains a legislative findings section. Severability clause.

First sponsor: Rep. Syms


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2504 Daily History  Date Action
PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION; DISABILITY; DISCRIMINATION; SANCTIONS 2/27 from House rules okay.
PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION; DISABILITY; DISCRIMINATION; SANCTIONS 2/16 from House jud-pub safety with amend #4276.
PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION; DISABILITY; DISCRIMINATION; SANCTIONS 2/9 referred to House jud-pub safety.
H2524: NONPROFIT COOPERATIVE CORPORATIONS

Various changes relating to nonprofit cooperative corporations. The Corporation Commission is required to adopt rules providing for simplified filing requirements and procedures for rate filings by member-owned nonprofit cooperative corporations. A proposed increase in rates or charges by public service corporations is presumed to be justified, and charges and regulations are presumed to be just and reasonable, if approved by an affirmative vote of the board of directors of a member-owned nonprofit cooperative corporation. Member-owned nonprofit cooperative corporations are exempt from statutes regulating the disposition of systems, acquisition of capital stock, and issuance of stocks and bonds by public service corporations.

First sponsor: Rep. Bowers


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2524 Daily History  Date Action
NONPROFIT COOPERATIVE CORPORATIONS 3/1 retained on House COW calendar.
NONPROFIT COOPERATIVE CORPORATIONS 2/27 from House rules with a technical amendment.
NONPROFIT COOPERATIVE CORPORATIONS 2/23 from House appro do pass.
NONPROFIT COOPERATIVE CORPORATIONS 2/14 referred to House appro.
H2534: JUDICIAL ELECTIONS; TERM: REQUIREMENTS

Various changes in order to eliminate merit selection of justices and judges and provide instead for their election. The term of office of a Supreme Court Justice and a judge of the court of appeals is reduced to two years, from six. Judges of the court of appeals are elected instead of appointed by the Governor, and the names of all candidates for judge of the court of appeals must be placed on the regular ballot with partisan or other designation and the court and the title of the office. The Governor is required to fill any vacancy in office of a judge of the court of appeals by appointing a person of the same political party as the person vacating the office to serve until the election and qualification of a successor. Repeals the Commission on Trial Court Appointments. Judges seeking retention are removed from the list of persons exempt from campaign finance reporting requirements. Conditionally enacted on the state Constitution being amended by a vote of the people at the 2018 general election to repeal the merit selection of justices and judges and provide instead for their election.

First sponsor: Rep. Shooter


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2534 Daily History  Date Action
JUDICIAL ELECTIONS; TERM: REQUIREMENTS 2/22 House appro held.
JUDICIAL ELECTIONS; TERM: REQUIREMENTS 2/14 referred to House appro.
HCM2001: URGING CONGRESS; NINTH CIRCUIT; DIVISION

The Legislature urges the U.S. Congress to take action to divide the Ninth Circuit into two circuits by enacting HR 250 into law. The Secretary of State is directed to transmit copies of this memorial to the President of the U.S. Senate, the Speaker of the U.S. House and each member of Congress from Arizona. AS SENT TO SECRETARY OF STATE.

First sponsor: Rep. E. Farnsworth


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

HCM2001 Daily History  Date Action
URGING CONGRESS; NINTH CIRCUIT; DIVISION 4/13 passed Senate 17-12; to secretary of state.
URGING CONGRESS; NINTH CIRCUIT; DIVISION 3/28 from Senate rules okay.
URGING CONGRESS; NINTH CIRCUIT; DIVISION 3/27 to Senate consent calendar.
URGING CONGRESS; NINTH CIRCUIT; DIVISION 3/27 from Senate jud do pass.
URGING CONGRESS; NINTH CIRCUIT; DIVISION 3/23 Senate jud do pass; report awaited.
URGING CONGRESS; NINTH CIRCUIT; DIVISION 2/20 referred to Senate jud.
URGING CONGRESS; NINTH CIRCUIT; DIVISION 2/9 House COW approved. Passed House 35-23; ready for Senate.
URGING CONGRESS; NINTH CIRCUIT; DIVISION 2/7 from House rules okay. Stricken from House consent calendar by Bolding.
URGING CONGRESS; NINTH CIRCUIT; DIVISION 2/6 to House consent calendar.
URGING CONGRESS; NINTH CIRCUIT; DIVISION 2/2 from House jud-pub safety do pass.
URGING CONGRESS; NINTH CIRCUIT; DIVISION 1/23 referred to House jud-pub safety.
HCM2002: NINTH CIRCUIT; DIVISION; URGING CONGRESS

The Legislature urges the U.S. Congress to enact legislation to divide the Ninth Circuit into two circuits by creating a newly constituted U.S. Court of Appeals for the Twelfth Circuit and including Arizona in whichever circuit does not include the State of California. The Secretary of State is directed to transmit copies of this memorial to the President of the U.S. Senate, the Speaker of the U.S. House and each member of Congress from Arizona.

First sponsor: Rep. Leach


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

HCM2002 Daily History  Date Action
NINTH CIRCUIT; DIVISION; URGING CONGRESS 1/23 referred to House jud-pub safety.
HCR2002: REPEAL 1998 PROPOSITION 105

The 2018 general election ballot is to carry the question of whether to amend Article IV, Part 1, Section 1, of the state Constitution to repeal the Voter Protection amendment added as Prop 105 in 1998 and instead provide that the veto power of the Governor or the power of the Legislature to repeal or amend does not extend to initiative or referendum measures approved by a majority of the qualified electors. AS PASSED HOUSE.

First sponsor: Rep. Ugenti-Rita


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

HCR2002 Daily History  Date Action
REPEAL 1998 PROPOSITION 105 2/28 referred to Senate jud.
REPEAL 1998 PROPOSITION 105 2/23 from House rules okay. House COW approved with floor amend #4551. Passed House 35-25; ready for Senate.
REPEAL 1998 PROPOSITION 105 2/9 from House gov do pass.
REPEAL 1998 PROPOSITION 105 2/2 House gov held.
REPEAL 1998 PROPOSITION 105 1/26 referred to House gov.
HCR2015: RIGHT TO WORK; REPEAL

The 2018 general election ballot is to carry the question of whether to amend the state Constitution to repeal the right to work or employment without membership in labor organizations.

First sponsor: Rep. Cardenas


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

HCR2015 Daily History  Date Action
RIGHT TO WORK; REPEAL 1/23 referred to House com, gov, fed-policy, mil-vet-reg.
HCR2028: RIGHT TO CURE; REGULATORY AUTHORITIES

The 2018 general election ballot is to carry the question of whether to amend state statute to require state, county and municipal inspectors, auditors and regulators to give a regulated person 60 days, instead of "a reasonable period of time" to correct deficiencies.

First sponsor: Rep. Rivero


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

HCR2028 Daily History  Date Action
RIGHT TO CURE; REGULATORY AUTHORITIES 2/22 House appro held.
RIGHT TO CURE; REGULATORY AUTHORITIES 2/14 referred to House appro.
HCR2029: SIGNATURES; INITIATIVE; REFERENDUM; LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS

The 2018 general election ballot is to carry the question of whether to amend the state Constitution to require statewide initiative measures that amend statute to collect signatures from 10 percent of the qualified electors from each legislative district, statewide initiative measures that amend the state Constitution to collect signatures from 15 percent of the qualified electors from each legislative district, and statewide referendum measures to collect signatures from 5 percent of the qualified electors from each legislative district, instead of from those percentages of the qualified electors statewide.

First sponsor: Rep. Shooter


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

HCR2029 Daily History  Date Action
SIGNATURES; INITIATIVE; REFERENDUM; LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS 3/2 referred to Senate jud.
SIGNATURES; INITIATIVE; REFERENDUM; LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS 3/1 House COW approved. Passed House 33-23; ready for Senate.
SIGNATURES; INITIATIVE; REFERENDUM; LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS 2/27 from House rules okay.
SIGNATURES; INITIATIVE; REFERENDUM; LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS 2/23 from House appro do pass.
SIGNATURES; INITIATIVE; REFERENDUM; LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS 2/14 referred to House appro.
HCR2030: JUDICIAL ELECTIONS; TERM OF OFFICE

The 2018 general election ballot is to carry the question of whether to amend the state Constitution to eliminate the merit selection of justices and judges and provide instead for their election. Superior court judges for all counties, instead of only those with a population of less than 250,000 persons, must be elected by the qualified electors of their counties at the general election. The term of office of a judge of the superior court is reduced to two years, from four. Justices of the Supreme Court must be nominated and elected by the qualified electors of the state at large in the same manner as other partisan elections. The term of office of a Supreme Court Justice is reduced to two years, from six. The Governor is required to fill any vacancy in office of a Supreme Court Justice of a judge of the superior court by appointing a person of the same political party as the person vacating the office to serve until the election and qualification of a successor. Repeals sections of the state Constitution relating to the option of certain counties in selecting judges, establishing the Commission on Trial Court Appointments and relating to retention evaluation of justices and judges. Establishes a 16-member Nonpartisan Commission on Independent Redistricting Commission (IRC) Appointments (Nonpartisan Commission) and transfers responsibility for nominating candidates for appointment to the IRC to the Nonpartisan Commission, from the Commission on Appellate Court Appointments.

First sponsor: Rep. Shooter


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

HCR2030 Daily History  Date Action
JUDICIAL ELECTIONS; TERM OF OFFICE 2/22 House appro held.
JUDICIAL ELECTIONS; TERM OF OFFICE 2/14 referred to House appro.
S1016: GOVERNOR'S REGULATORY REVIEW COUNCIL; CONTINUATION

The statutory life of the Governor's Regulatory Review Council is extended eight years to July 1, 2025. Retroactive to July 1, 2017. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Kavanagh


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1016 Daily History  Date Action
GOVERNOR'S REGULATORY REVIEW COUNCIL; CONTINUATION 3/29 signed by governor. Chap. 101, Laws 2017.
GOVERNOR'S REGULATORY REVIEW COUNCIL; CONTINUATION 3/23 passed House 55-0; ready for governor.
GOVERNOR'S REGULATORY REVIEW COUNCIL; CONTINUATION 3/21 from House rules okay.
GOVERNOR'S REGULATORY REVIEW COUNCIL; CONTINUATION 3/20 to House consent calendar.
GOVERNOR'S REGULATORY REVIEW COUNCIL; CONTINUATION 3/6 from House mil-vet-reg do pass.
GOVERNOR'S REGULATORY REVIEW COUNCIL; CONTINUATION 3/6 House mil-vet-reg do pass; report awaited.
GOVERNOR'S REGULATORY REVIEW COUNCIL; CONTINUATION 2/27 referred to House mil-vet-reg.
GOVERNOR'S REGULATORY REVIEW COUNCIL; CONTINUATION 1/23 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
GOVERNOR'S REGULATORY REVIEW COUNCIL; CONTINUATION 1/18 from Senate rules okay.
GOVERNOR'S REGULATORY REVIEW COUNCIL; CONTINUATION 1/17 to Senate consent calendar.
GOVERNOR'S REGULATORY REVIEW COUNCIL; CONTINUATION 1/12 from Senate gov do pass.
GOVERNOR'S REGULATORY REVIEW COUNCIL; CONTINUATION 1/11 Senate gov do pass; report awaited.
GOVERNOR'S REGULATORY REVIEW COUNCIL; CONTINUATION 1/9 referred to Senate gov.
S1021: MUNICIPAL SERVICE ACCESS CARDS; REQUIREMENTS

If a municipality issues 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 that issue municipal service access cards that are also identification cards are required to adopt procedures that are at least as stringent as those adopted 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. A municipal service access card issued before the effective date of this legislation is valid for one year after the effective date.

First sponsor: Sen. Kavanagh


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1021 Daily History  Date Action
MUNICIPAL SERVICE ACCESS CARDS; REQUIREMENTS 2/22 Senate voted to reconsider 2/21 failure to pass bill. Date of second vote to be set by president.
MUNICIPAL SERVICE ACCESS CARDS; REQUIREMENTS 2/21 FAILED to pass Senate 13-17.
MUNICIPAL SERVICE ACCESS CARDS; REQUIREMENTS 2/20 Senate COW approved with floor amend #4355.
MUNICIPAL SERVICE ACCESS CARDS; REQUIREMENTS 1/24 from Senate rules okay.
MUNICIPAL SERVICE ACCESS CARDS; REQUIREMENTS 1/23 to Senate consent calendar. Stricken from Senate consent calendar by Quezada.
MUNICIPAL SERVICE ACCESS CARDS; REQUIREMENTS 1/19 from Senate gov do pass.
MUNICIPAL SERVICE ACCESS CARDS; REQUIREMENTS 1/9 referred to Senate gov.
S1055: EXPEDITED RULEMAKING

Various changes related to expedited rulemaking. The list of circumstances under which an agency is permitted to conduct expedited rulemaking is modified to include if the rulemaking implements a course of action that is proposed in a five-year-review report approved by the Governor's Regulatory Review Council (GRRC) within 180 days of the date the agency files the proposed expedited rulemaking with the Secretary of State, and if the rulemaking adopts rules of another agency that has been or imminently will be consolidated into the agency. Expedited rulemaking becomes effective immediately on the filing of notice with the Secretary of State, instead of 30 days following publication. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Griffin


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1055 Daily History  Date Action
EXPEDITED RULEMAKING 4/24 signed by governor. Chap. 185, Laws 2017.
EXPEDITED RULEMAKING 4/19 Senate concurred in House amendments and passed on final reading 28-0; ready for governor.
EXPEDITED RULEMAKING 4/17 passed House 54-4; ready for Senate action on House amendments.
EXPEDITED RULEMAKING 4/5 House COW approved with amend #4671 and floor amend #4935.
EXPEDITED RULEMAKING 3/21 stricken from House COW consent calendar by Mesnard.
EXPEDITED RULEMAKING 3/21 from House rules okay.
EXPEDITED RULEMAKING 3/20 to House COW consent calendar.
EXPEDITED RULEMAKING 3/6 from House mil-vet-reg with amend #4671.
EXPEDITED RULEMAKING 3/6 House mil-vet-reg amended; report awaited.
EXPEDITED RULEMAKING 2/22 referred to House mil-vet-reg.
EXPEDITED RULEMAKING 1/26 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
EXPEDITED RULEMAKING 1/24 from Senate rules okay.
EXPEDITED RULEMAKING 1/23 to Senate consent calendar.
EXPEDITED RULEMAKING 1/19 from Senate gov do pass.
EXPEDITED RULEMAKING 1/11 referred to Senate gov.
S1072: ADMINISTRATIVE DECISIONS; SCOPE OF REVIEW

When the court reviews a final administrative decision, the court is required to affirm the agency action unless the court concludes that the agency's action was contrary to law, is not supported by substantial evidence, is arbitrary and capricious or in an abuse of discretion. The court is required to award fees and other expenses to a party other than the state or a county or municipality that prevails on the merits in a civil action brought by the party to challenge a rule, decision, guideline, enforcement policy or procedure of a state agency or commission that is statutorily exempt from the rulemaking requirements of the Administrative Procedures Act on the grounds that the rule, decision, guideline, enforcement policy or procedure is not authorized by statute or violates the U.S. Constitution or Arizona Constitution. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Petersen


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1072 Daily History  Date Action
ADMINISTRATIVE DECISIONS; SCOPE OF REVIEW 5/22 signed by governor. Chap. 329, Laws 2017.
ADMINISTRATIVE DECISIONS; SCOPE OF REVIEW 5/10 Senate concurred in House amendments and passed on final reading 16-13; ready for governor.
ADMINISTRATIVE DECISIONS; SCOPE OF REVIEW 5/9 passed House 34-21; ready for Senate action on House amendments.
ADMINISTRATIVE DECISIONS; SCOPE OF REVIEW 5/9 House additional COW approved with floor amend #5121.
ADMINISTRATIVE DECISIONS; SCOPE OF REVIEW 4/27 House COW approved with amend #4747 and floor amend #5073.
ADMINISTRATIVE DECISIONS; SCOPE OF REVIEW 4/13 retained on House COW calendar.
ADMINISTRATIVE DECISIONS; SCOPE OF REVIEW 3/28 from House rules okay.
ADMINISTRATIVE DECISIONS; SCOPE OF REVIEW 3/16 from House jud-pub safety with amend #4747.
ADMINISTRATIVE DECISIONS; SCOPE OF REVIEW 3/2 referred to House jud-pub safety.
ADMINISTRATIVE DECISIONS; SCOPE OF REVIEW 2/28 passed Senate 17-13; ready for House.
ADMINISTRATIVE DECISIONS; SCOPE OF REVIEW 2/27 Senate COW approved with amend #4174 and floor amend #4601.
ADMINISTRATIVE DECISIONS; SCOPE OF REVIEW 2/23 from Senate rules okay.
ADMINISTRATIVE DECISIONS; SCOPE OF REVIEW 2/13 from Senate jud with amend #4174.
ADMINISTRATIVE DECISIONS; SCOPE OF REVIEW 2/9 Senate jud amended; report awaited.
ADMINISTRATIVE DECISIONS; SCOPE OF REVIEW 1/26 Senate jud held.
ADMINISTRATIVE DECISIONS; SCOPE OF REVIEW 1/17 referred to Senate jud.
S1083: AZ LENGTHY TRIAL FUND; CONTINUATION

The termination date of the Arizona Lengthy Trial Fund is extended eight years to July 1, 2027. The termination date of the additional fee on each filing, appearance and answer or response fee charged by a clerk of the superior court (which is deposited in the Fund) is extended eight years to January 1, 2027.

First sponsor: Sen. Worsley


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1083 Daily History  Date Action
AZ LENGTHY TRIAL FUND; CONTINUATION 3/21 from House rules okay.
AZ LENGTHY TRIAL FUND; CONTINUATION 3/20 stricken from House consent calendar by Coleman.
AZ LENGTHY TRIAL FUND; CONTINUATION 3/20 to House consent calendar.
AZ LENGTHY TRIAL FUND; CONTINUATION 3/16 from House jud-pub safety do pass.
AZ LENGTHY TRIAL FUND; CONTINUATION 2/20 referred to House jud-pub safety.
AZ LENGTHY TRIAL FUND; CONTINUATION 2/2 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
AZ LENGTHY TRIAL FUND; CONTINUATION 1/31 from Senate rules okay.
AZ LENGTHY TRIAL FUND; CONTINUATION 1/30 to Senate consent calendar.
AZ LENGTHY TRIAL FUND; CONTINUATION 1/26 from Senate jud do pass.
AZ LENGTHY TRIAL FUND; CONTINUATION 1/17 referred to Senate jud.
S1092: UNIFORM COMMON TRUST ACT; REPEAL

Repeals the article of statute in Title 6 (Financial Institutions) constituting the Uniform Common Trust Fund Act.

First sponsor: Sen. Griffin


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1092 Daily History  Date Action
UNIFORM COMMON TRUST ACT; REPEAL 1/25 Senate fin no action.
UNIFORM COMMON TRUST ACT; REPEAL 1/17 referred to Senate fin.
S1094: BALLOT: ELECTRONIC DATA; DIGITAL IMAGES (UNIFORM FIDUCIARIES ACT; REPEAL)

The officer in charge of elections is required to ensure that electronic data from and electronic or digital images of ballots are protected from physical and electronic access and that all security measures are at least as protective as those prescribed for paper ballots. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Griffin


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1094 Daily History  Date Action
BALLOT: ELECTRONIC DATA; DIGITAL IMAGES 3/29 signed by governor. Chap. 107, Laws 2017.
BALLOT: ELECTRONIC DATA; DIGITAL IMAGES 3/23 passed House 48-7; ready for governor.
BALLOT: ELECTRONIC DATA; DIGITAL IMAGES 3/14 from House rules okay.
BALLOT: ELECTRONIC DATA; DIGITAL IMAGES 3/13 to House consent calendar.
BALLOT: ELECTRONIC DATA; DIGITAL IMAGES 3/2 from House gov do pass.
BALLOT: ELECTRONIC DATA; DIGITAL IMAGES 2/22 referred to House gov.
BALLOT: ELECTRONIC DATA; DIGITAL IMAGES 2/21 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
BALLOT: ELECTRONIC DATA; DIGITAL IMAGES 2/16 Senate COW approved with amend #4175. NOTE SHORT TITLE CHANGE
UNIFORM FIDUCIARIES ACT; REPEAL 2/14 from Senate rules okay.
UNIFORM FIDUCIARIES ACT; REPEAL 2/13 from Senate jud with amend #4175.
UNIFORM FIDUCIARIES ACT; REPEAL 1/17 referred to Senate jud.
S1095: UNIFORM SINGLE PUBLICATION ACT; REPEAL

Repeals the Uniform Single Publication Act.

First sponsor: Sen. Griffin


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1095 Daily History  Date Action
UNIFORM SINGLE PUBLICATION ACT; REPEAL 1/17 referred to Senate jud.
S1096: UNIFORM CONTRIBUTION; TORTFEASORS ACT; REPEAL

Repeals a chapter of statute in Title 12 (Courts and Civil Proceedings) constituting the Uniform Contribution Among Tortfeasors Act.

First sponsor: Sen. Griffin


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1096 Daily History  Date Action
UNIFORM CONTRIBUTION; TORTFEASORS ACT; REPEAL 1/17 referred to Senate jud.
S1127: HIRING PRACTICES; LIMITATION; CRIMINAL HISTORY

Employers are prohibited from inquiring, considering or requiring disclosure of the criminal conviction record of an applicant for employment during the hiring process unless it has a direct relationship to the employment position, is only for the period of the five most recent consecutive years, and takes place after the applicant has received a conditional offer of employment. Does not apply to positions that require a valid fingerprint clearance card.

First sponsor: Sen. Quezada


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1127 Daily History  Date Action
HIRING PRACTICES; LIMITATION; CRIMINAL HISTORY 1/18 referred to Senate com-pub safety.
S1155: CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES; COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION

Before incurring any obligation for the establishment of or any "significant change of use" (defined) of any "correctional facility” (defined), private incarceration facility or community correctional center, the Department of Corrections is required to give at least 60 days' written notice to a list of specified persons, including property owners, government and school officials and operators of day care centers. Information that must be included in the notice is specified. The Dept is required to post a sign that is at least four feet by eight feet in a conspicuous location on the proposed site for 15 calendar days before a required public hearing, and the sign must give notice of the date, time and location of the hearing. AS PASSED SENATE.

First sponsor: Sen. Barto


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1155 Daily History  Date Action
CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES; COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION 5/1 from House rules okay.
CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES; COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION 3/16 from House jud-pub safety with amend #4748.
CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES; COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION 3/2 referred to House jud-pub safety.
CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES; COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION 2/23 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES; COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION 2/22 Senate COW approved with floor amend #4464.
CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES; COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION 2/21 stricken from Senate consent calendar by Barto.
CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES; COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION 2/21 from Senate rules okay.
CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES; COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION 2/20 to Senate consent calendar.
CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES; COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION 2/14 from Senate com-pub safety do pass.
CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES; COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION 1/19 referred to Senate com-pub safety.
S1159: CIVIL LIABILITY; DAMAGES; WEAPONS

A person or entity is not liable in any civil action for damages that result from another person's use of a weapon in an area that is not a "gun-free zone" (defined), unless the person or entity intends to cause injury or acts with gross negligence. AS PASSED SENATE.

First sponsor: Sen. Borrelli


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1159 Daily History  Date Action
CIVIL LIABILITY; DAMAGES; WEAPONS 3/9 from House jud-pub safety do pass.
CIVIL LIABILITY; DAMAGES; WEAPONS 3/2 referred to House jud-pub safety.
CIVIL LIABILITY; DAMAGES; WEAPONS 2/28 passed Senate 16-14; ready for House.
CIVIL LIABILITY; DAMAGES; WEAPONS 2/27 Senate COW approved with floor amend #4602.
CIVIL LIABILITY; DAMAGES; WEAPONS 2/23 stricken from Senate consent calendar by Quezada, Kavanagh.
CIVIL LIABILITY; DAMAGES; WEAPONS 2/21 from Senate rules okay.
CIVIL LIABILITY; DAMAGES; WEAPONS 2/20 to Senate consent calendar.
CIVIL LIABILITY; DAMAGES; WEAPONS 2/9 from Senate gov do pass.
CIVIL LIABILITY; DAMAGES; WEAPONS 1/24 referred to Senate gov.
S1193: ELECTION & ETHICS; COMMISSION; DUTIES

Establishes the Arizona Election and Ethics Commission consisting of six members who are appointed by the Governor and other specified elected officials and who meet specified requirements. Beginning in 2018, the Commission succeeds to the duties of the Secretary of State with respect to acting as the investigatory, compliance and enforcement officer for political committees supporting or opposing candidates for state offices and members of the Legislature and statewide initiative or referendum measures appearing on a state general election ballot. Powers and duties of the Commission are established, including receiving any ethics complaint filed against candidates or elected officials of state government. The Commission terminates on July 1, 2027.

First sponsor: Sen. Quezada


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1193 Daily History  Date Action
ELECTION & ETHICS; COMMISSION; DUTIES 1/24 referred to Senate gov, jud.
S1198: PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION; SERVICES; CIVIL ACTIONS

Before filing a civil action for discrimination by public accommodations or commercial facilities, an "aggrieved person" (defined) or the person's attorney is required to provide written notice to the covered person or entity that includes "sufficient detail" (defined) 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 if the covered person or entity has more than 15 employees, or within 90 days after receiving the notice if the covered person or entity is a small business with 15 employees or fewer, 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 and has not been promised anything of value from an attorney in exchange for filing the civil action. An aggrieved person or the person's attorney is prohibited from demanding or collecting money from the covered person or entity before the end of the applicable time period after the covered person or entity receives the notice. Effective January 1, 2018. AS PASSED SENATE.

First sponsor: Sen. Kavanagh


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1198 Daily History  Date Action
PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION; SERVICES; CIVIL ACTIONS 3/22 FAILED House jud-pub safety 3-6.
PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION; SERVICES; CIVIL ACTIONS 3/2 referred to House jud-pub safety.
PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION; SERVICES; CIVIL ACTIONS 3/1 passed Senate 22-8; ready for House.
PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION; SERVICES; CIVIL ACTIONS 2/28 Senate COW approved with amend #4331, floor amend #4627 and the rules tech amendment.
PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION; SERVICES; CIVIL ACTIONS 2/21 from Senate rules with a technical amendment.
PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION; SERVICES; CIVIL ACTIONS 2/20 from Senate jud with amend #4331.
PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION; SERVICES; CIVIL ACTIONS 2/16 Senate jud amended; report awaited.
PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION; SERVICES; CIVIL ACTIONS 1/24 referred to Senate jud.
S1214: CABLE AFFILIATES; WIFI EQUIPMENT (LOCAL GOVERNMENTS; SMALLCELL EQUIPMENT PERMITTING)

A municipal licensing authority is required to issue a permit to attach allowed wi-fi radio equipment to the cable television system in public streets, roads and alleys to a cable operator’s “affiliates” (defined), and is authorized to levy fees and charges on a cable operator’s affiliates for microcell equipment. This provision is conditionally enacted on H2365 becoming law, and applies to all cable operator licenses issued before the effective date of this legislation. Political subdivisions are prohibited from discriminating against a cable operator in its use of its cable system and from preventing a cable operator from using its cable system in the public highways to provide telecommunications services and other noncable services if the cable operator complies with applicable federal and state requirements. Political subdivisions are authorized to establish conditions on cable system licenses that are competitively neutral and nondiscriminatory with conditions applicable to telecommunications corporations. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Fann


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1214 Daily History  Date Action
CABLE AFFILIATES; WIFI EQUIPMENT 4/26 signed by governor. Chap. 205, Laws 2017.
CABLE AFFILIATES; WIFI EQUIPMENT 4/20 Senate concurred in House amendments and passed on final reading 30-0; ready for governor.
CABLE AFFILIATES; WIFI EQUIPMENT 4/17 passed House 57-1; ready for Senate action on House amendments.
CABLE AFFILIATES; WIFI EQUIPMENT 4/4 House COW approved with amend #4816. NOTE SHORT TITLE CHANGE.
LOCAL GOVERNMENTS; SMALLCELL EQUIPMENT PERMITTING 3/28 from House rules okay.
LOCAL GOVERNMENTS; SMALLCELL EQUIPMENT PERMITTING 3/27 to House COW consent calendar.
LOCAL GOVERNMENTS; SMALLCELL EQUIPMENT PERMITTING 3/22 from House com with amend #4816.
LOCAL GOVERNMENTS; SMALLCELL EQUIPMENT PERMITTING 3/14 House com held.
LOCAL GOVERNMENTS; SMALLCELL EQUIPMENT PERMITTING 2/27 referred to House com.
LOCAL GOVERNMENTS; SMALLCELL EQUIPMENT PERMITTING 2/21 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
LOCAL GOVERNMENTS; SMALLCELL EQUIPMENT PERMITTING 2/20 Senate COW approved with amend #4137 and floor amend #4359.
LOCAL GOVERNMENTS; SMALLCELL EQUIPMENT PERMITTING 2/15 retained on Senate COW calendar.
LOCAL GOVERNMENTS; SMALLCELL EQUIPMENT PERMITTING 2/14 from Senate rules okay.
LOCAL GOVERNMENTS; SMALLCELL EQUIPMENT PERMITTING 2/9 from Senate gov with amend #4137.
LOCAL GOVERNMENTS; SMALLCELL EQUIPMENT PERMITTING 2/8 Senate gov amended; report awaited.
LOCAL GOVERNMENTS; SMALLCELL EQUIPMENT PERMITTING 1/24 referred to Senate gov.
S1217: CORPORATION COMM; TELECOMMUNICATIONS; RATES

A state regulation of telecommunications providers that is subject to the jurisdiction of the Corporation Commission is required to be competitively neutral. Maximum rates, terms of service or standards of service for retail telecommunications services classified as competitive may be established or changed on 40 calendar days' notice to affected customers and to the Commission, and are effective within 40 days after the notice unless the Commission suspends the effective date. An order denying or modifying the filing cannot be ordered until after the Commission holds a hearing and finds and determines that such action does not unduly burden or disadvantage the entity in a manner that is not competitively neutral. Any period of suspension cannot be longer than 30 days after the end of the 40-day notice period. At the end of the suspension period, the requested maximum rates, terms of service or standards of service are effective unless the Commission has already acted on the request. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Fann


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1217 Daily History  Date Action
CORPORATION COMM; TELECOMMUNICATIONS; RATES 3/27 signed by governor. Chap. 81, Laws 2017.
CORPORATION COMM; TELECOMMUNICATIONS; RATES 3/21 passed House 34-22; ready for governor.
CORPORATION COMM; TELECOMMUNICATIONS; RATES 3/16 House COW approved.
CORPORATION COMM; TELECOMMUNICATIONS; RATES 3/14 stricken from House consent calendar by Salman.
CORPORATION COMM; TELECOMMUNICATIONS; RATES 3/14 from House rules okay.
CORPORATION COMM; TELECOMMUNICATIONS; RATES 3/13 to House consent calendar.
CORPORATION COMM; TELECOMMUNICATIONS; RATES 3/8 from House com do pass.
CORPORATION COMM; TELECOMMUNICATIONS; RATES 3/7 House com do pass; report awaited.
CORPORATION COMM; TELECOMMUNICATIONS; RATES 2/28 referred to House com.
CORPORATION COMM; TELECOMMUNICATIONS; RATES 2/23 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
CORPORATION COMM; TELECOMMUNICATIONS; RATES 2/23 Senate COW approved with floor amend #4527.
CORPORATION COMM; TELECOMMUNICATIONS; RATES 2/21 from Senate rules okay.
CORPORATION COMM; TELECOMMUNICATIONS; RATES 2/14 from Senate com-pub safety do pass.
CORPORATION COMM; TELECOMMUNICATIONS; RATES 1/24 referred to Senate com-pub safety.
S1272: BUSINESS ENTITIES; OMNIBUS

Numerous changes to statutes relating to Corporation Commission regulations of business entities. Various businesses filings and notices are authorized to be sent or filed by "electronic transmission" (defined). Any person that authorizes or signs a report, certificate, notice or other document with respect to a corporation that is delivered for filing with the Corporation Commission and that has knowledge at the time of delivery that the information contained in that document is materially false or misleading is liable to the corporation and its creditors for all damages resulting from the act. If an annual report becomes due on or after the first date on which the articles of dissolution are delivered to the Corporation Commission for filing, the annual report requirement and penalty accrual are suspended for six months. The list of conditions under which the Corporation Commission is authorized to commence a proceeding to revoke the authority of a foreign corporation to transact business in Arizona is expanded to include if the corporation has failed to pay fees, penalties and costs required by statute or failed to comply with specified requirements for withdrawal of a foreign corporation. A notice under the Limited Liability Company act is required to be in writing unless oral notice is reasonable under the circumstances. Establishes standards for when a written notice is effective. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Worsley


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1272 Daily History  Date Action
BUSINESS ENTITIES; OMNIBUS 3/14 signed by governor. Chap. 18, Laws 2017.
BUSINESS ENTITIES; OMNIBUS 3/9 passed House 56-3; ready for governor.
BUSINESS ENTITIES; OMNIBUS 3/6 from House rules okay. To House consent calendar.
BUSINESS ENTITIES; OMNIBUS 2/28 from House com do pass.
BUSINESS ENTITIES; OMNIBUS 2/28 House com do pass; report awaited.
BUSINESS ENTITIES; OMNIBUS 2/22 referred to House com.
BUSINESS ENTITIES; OMNIBUS 2/20 passed Senate 29-0; ready for House.
BUSINESS ENTITIES; OMNIBUS 2/14 from Senate rules okay.
BUSINESS ENTITIES; OMNIBUS 2/13 to Senate consent calendar.
BUSINESS ENTITIES; OMNIBUS 2/7 from Senate com-pub safety do pass.
BUSINESS ENTITIES; OMNIBUS 1/25 referred to Senate com-pub safety.
S1279: SPECIAL SENTENCING PROVISIONS; UNLAWFUL PRESENCE

If a person is convicted of any felony offense and the trier of fact determines that the person is unlawfully present in the U.S., the court is required to sentence the person to imprisonment for not less than the presumptive sentence and the person is not eligible for probation, suspension of sentence, community supervision, commutation or release on any basis.

First sponsor: Sen. Smith


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1279 Daily History  Date Action
SPECIAL SENTENCING PROVISIONS; UNLAWFUL PRESENCE 3/9 FAILED to pass Senate 14-16.
SPECIAL SENTENCING PROVISIONS; UNLAWFUL PRESENCE 2/22 Senate COW approved.
SPECIAL SENTENCING PROVISIONS; UNLAWFUL PRESENCE 2/7 from Senate rules okay.
SPECIAL SENTENCING PROVISIONS; UNLAWFUL PRESENCE 1/31 from Senate com-pub safety do pass.
SPECIAL SENTENCING PROVISIONS; UNLAWFUL PRESENCE 1/26 referred to Senate com-pub safety.
S1294: OUTDOOR ADVERTISING PROHIBITIONS

Outdoor advertising that promotes unlawful goods or activities to the public or that may be interpreted as contributing to the delinquency of a minor is prohibited from being placed or maintained adjacent to the interstate, secondary or primary systems.

First sponsor: Sen. D. Farnsworth


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1294 Daily History  Date Action
OUTDOOR ADVERTISING PROHIBITIONS 1/26 referred to Senate com-pub safety.
S1353: EMPLOYMENT & LABOR OMNIBUS

Various changes related to employment regulations. Employers are prohibited from taking adverse employment action against an employee because the employee discloses his/her wages, and from requiring an employee to sign a waiver or other document that prohibits such disclosure. Statute prohibiting employers from paying any employee at wage rates less than the rates paid to employees of the opposite sex are modified to require equal wage rates for substantially similar work when viewed as a composite of skill, effort and responsibility and performed under similar working conditions, unless the employer demonstrates that the wage differential is based on specified factors. In addition to the wages the employee is deprived by reason of a violation, an employer in violation is liable to the employee affected for interest on the wages, and an amount equal to the wages as liquidated damages. An employer is prohibited from discharging or discriminating or retaliating against an employee who takes action to invoke or assist in the enforcement of these regulations. The Industrial Commission is required to issue an equal pay certificate to a business that meets specified qualifications, including that the average compensation for female employees is no consistently below the average compensation for male employees within each job category. Beginning January 1, 2018, a business that has at least 40 full-time employees in Arizona or in the state where the business’s primary place of business is located is required to have an equal pay certificate or a waiver in order to be eligible to contract with any purchasing agency in Arizona for a procurement of more than $500,000. Employers are no longer permitted to pay employees who customarily and regularly receive tips a wage up to $3 per hour less than the minimum wage if specified conditions are met. Employees are authorized to request s change in the terms and conditions of employment related to a list of specified factors, and the employer is required to engage in a timely, good-faith interactive process with the employee to discuss potential changes to meet the employee’s needs. Establishes requirements for pay and schedule notice for retail, food service or cleaning employees. Due to voter protection, the minimum wage provisions of this bill require the affirmative vote of at least 3/4 of each house of the Legislature for passage.

First sponsor: Sen. Hobbs


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1353 Daily History  Date Action
EMPLOYMENT & LABOR OMNIBUS 1/31 referred to Senate com-pub safety.
S1372: LEGISLATIVE REVIEW OF RULES

Any standing committee of the Legislature is authorized to review any proposed, final, expedited or emergency rule. If the standing committee determines that the rule violates the legislative intent of the statute under which the rule was adopted, a concurrent resolution may be adopted approving or rejecting the rule, and the rule is rendered void and unenforceable.

First sponsor: Sen. Montenegro


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1372 Daily History  Date Action
LEGISLATIVE REVIEW OF RULES 2/16 from Senate gov do pass.
LEGISLATIVE REVIEW OF RULES 1/31 referred to Senate gov.
S1376: COMPACT; PROSPERITY DISTRICTS

Enacts and adopts a prosperity states compact to establish prosperity districts to advance each enacting state's mutual sovereign interest in promoting prosperity by creating a "stable public policy environment consisting of optimal regulatory and fiscal policy." Establishes a framework for prosperity district governance structure and legal capacity, including a district managing board, and specifies that every prosperity district has exclusive governing jurisdiction within its boundaries. Provides for concurrent law enforcement jurisdiction. Establishes a process for prosperity district formation, expansion and withdrawal. When at least two member states are contractually bound to the compact, a Prosperity States Compact Commission is established, and powers and duties of the Commission and Commissioners are specified. More.

First sponsor: Sen. Montenegro


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1376 Daily History  Date Action
COMPACT; PROSPERITY DISTRICTS 2/16 from Senate gov do pass.
COMPACT; PROSPERITY DISTRICTS 2/16 from Senate fin do pass.
COMPACT; PROSPERITY DISTRICTS 2/15 Senate fin do pass; report awaited.
COMPACT; PROSPERITY DISTRICTS 1/31 referred to Senate fin, gov.
S1437: AGENCIES; REVIEW; GRRC; OCCUPATIONAL REGULATION

Agencies are required to limit all "occupational regulations" (defined) to regulations demonstrated to be necessary to specifically fulfill a public health, safety or welfare concern. Any person harmed by an occupational regulation is authorized to petition an agency to repeal or modify any occupational regulation within the agency's jurisdiction, and the agency is required to take one of a list of specified actions within 90 days after the petition is filed. Any person is authorized to file an action in a court of general jurisdiction to challenge an occupational regulation. If the court finds by a preponderance of the evidence that the challenged occupational regulation on its face or in its effect burdens the entry into or participation in an occupation, trade or profession and the state fails to prove by a preponderance of the evidence that the regulation is necessary to specifically fulfill a public health, safety or welfare concern, the court is required to enjoin further enforcement of the regulation and award reasonable attorney fees and costs to the plaintiff. Additionally, a person is authorized to petition the Governor's Regulatory Review Council (GRRC) to request a review of a final rule based on the person's belief that the final rule does not meet the requirements of the Administrative Procedures Act. Agencies and the Secretary of State are required to post prominently on their website notice of a person's right to petition GRRC for this review. Contains a legislation findings section. Severability clause. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. In his signing statement, the Governor stated that while this legislation makes positive steps, it inadequately addresses the anti-competition issues raised by the U.S. Supreme Court in North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission. The Governor called on the Legislature to fully address this issue next session.

First sponsor: Sen. Barto


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1437 Daily History  Date Action
AGENCIES; REVIEW; GRRC; OCCUPATIONAL REGULATION 4/5 signed by governor. Chap. 138, Laws 2017. message
AGENCIES; REVIEW; GRRC; OCCUPATIONAL REGULATION 3/30 House COW approved. Passed House 34-20; ready for governor.
AGENCIES; REVIEW; GRRC; OCCUPATIONAL REGULATION 3/21 stricken from House consent calendar by Engel.
AGENCIES; REVIEW; GRRC; OCCUPATIONAL REGULATION 3/21 from House rules okay.
AGENCIES; REVIEW; GRRC; OCCUPATIONAL REGULATION 3/20 to House consent calendar.
AGENCIES; REVIEW; GRRC; OCCUPATIONAL REGULATION 3/14 from House mil-vet-reg do pass.
AGENCIES; REVIEW; GRRC; OCCUPATIONAL REGULATION 3/13 House mil-vet-reg do pass; report awaited.
AGENCIES; REVIEW; GRRC; OCCUPATIONAL REGULATION 3/6 referred to House mil-vet-reg.
AGENCIES; REVIEW; GRRC; OCCUPATIONAL REGULATION 2/27 passed Senate 18-12; ready for House.
AGENCIES; REVIEW; GRRC; OCCUPATIONAL REGULATION 2/23 Senate COW approved with amend #4284 and floor amend #4547.
AGENCIES; REVIEW; GRRC; OCCUPATIONAL REGULATION 2/22 retained on Senate COW calendar.
AGENCIES; REVIEW; GRRC; OCCUPATIONAL REGULATION 2/21 from Senate rules okay.
AGENCIES; REVIEW; GRRC; OCCUPATIONAL REGULATION 2/16 from Senate gov with amend #4284.
AGENCIES; REVIEW; GRRC; OCCUPATIONAL REGULATION 1/31 referred to Senate gov.
S1468: REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT PROGRAM; WITHDRAWAL

The state and political subdivisions are prohibited from using any personnel or financial resources to enforce, administer or cooperate with the federal Refugee Resettlement Program. The state of Arizona suspends its participation in the Program. During the suspension, each charity or other entity that participates in the Program is required to immediately cease all refugee resettlement activities into or affecting Arizona. Violations are subject to a civil penalty of $1,000 per day per refugee, and the charity or other entity is required to reimburse the state or political subdivisions for any costs of a refugee placed in Arizona in violation of this prohibition who commits a crime. By October 27, 2017, the Auditor General is required to submit a report to the Legislature containing a list of specified information related to refugees.

First sponsor: Sen. Burges


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1468 Daily History  Date Action
REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT PROGRAM; WITHDRAWAL 5/10 referred to Senate rules only.
S1478: OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH OMNIBUS

Various changes to statutes related to occupational safety and health. If an employer requests a hearing on an additional penalty for a repeated violation causing employee permanent disability or death covered by workers’ compensation, the Industrial Commission is required to refer the request to the Office of Administrative Hearings for determination, instead of being permitted to either hear the issue raised or refer it to an administrative law judge. The Industrial Commission Division of Occupational Safety and Health is authorized to require the attendance and testimony of witnesses and the production of evidence under oath in making inspections and investigations. The Division is required to adopt regulations necessary for the operation of a voluntary protection and other model system implementation program, and program requirements are specified. The program terminates on July 1, 2027. Statutes regulating safety conditions for boilers and line hot water heaters are expanded to include "pressure vessels" (defined). Modifies the requirements for members of the Review Board within the Industrial Commission, and conditionally eliminates those changes if the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration rejects the changes to Arizona’s occupational safety and health plan. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Smith


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1478 Daily History  Date Action
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH OMNIBUS 4/10 signed by governor. Chap. 147, Laws 2017.
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH OMNIBUS 4/5 passed House on reconsideration 35-24; ready for governor.
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH OMNIBUS 3/22 House voted to reconsider 3/21 failure to pass bill. Second vote will be scheduled within 14 days.
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH OMNIBUS 3/21 FAILED to pass House 25-31.
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH OMNIBUS 3/16 House COW approved.
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH OMNIBUS 3/15 stricken from House consent calendar by Martinez.
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH OMNIBUS 3/14 from House rules okay.
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH OMNIBUS 3/13 to House consent calendar.
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH OMNIBUS 3/8 from House com do pass.
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH OMNIBUS 2/28 referred to House com.
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH OMNIBUS 2/23 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH OMNIBUS 2/22 Senate COW approved with amend #4227.
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH OMNIBUS 2/21 from Senate rules okay.
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH OMNIBUS 2/15 from Senate com-pub safety with amend #4227.
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH OMNIBUS 2/13 Senate com-pub safety amended; report awaited.
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH OMNIBUS 1/31 referred to Senate com-pub safety.
SCM1002: DIVISION; NINTH CIRCUIT; URGING CONGRESS

The Legislature urges the U.S. Congress to take action to divide the Ninth Circuit into two circuits by enacting HR 250 or other similar legislation. The Secretary of State is directed to transmit copies of this memorial to the President of the U.S. Senate, the Speaker of the U.S. House and each member of Congress from Arizona. AS SENT TO SECRETARY OF STATE.

First sponsor: Sen. Griffin


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

SCM1002 Daily History  Date Action
DIVISION; NINTH CIRCUIT; URGING CONGRESS 4/26 passed House 32-22; to secretary of state.
DIVISION; NINTH CIRCUIT; URGING CONGRESS 4/17 House COW approved.
DIVISION; NINTH CIRCUIT; URGING CONGRESS 3/28 stricken from House consent calendar by Powers Hannley.
DIVISION; NINTH CIRCUIT; URGING CONGRESS 3/28 from House rules okay.
DIVISION; NINTH CIRCUIT; URGING CONGRESS 3/27 to House consent calendar.
DIVISION; NINTH CIRCUIT; URGING CONGRESS 3/23 from House jud-pub safety do pass.
DIVISION; NINTH CIRCUIT; URGING CONGRESS 3/15 House jud-pub safety held.
DIVISION; NINTH CIRCUIT; URGING CONGRESS 2/20 referred to House jud-pub safety.
DIVISION; NINTH CIRCUIT; URGING CONGRESS 2/2 passed Senate 17-13; ready for House.
DIVISION; NINTH CIRCUIT; URGING CONGRESS 1/26 Senate COW approved with floor amend #4032.
DIVISION; NINTH CIRCUIT; URGING CONGRESS 1/24 from Senate rules okay.
DIVISION; NINTH CIRCUIT; URGING CONGRESS 1/19 from Senate jud do pass.
DIVISION; NINTH CIRCUIT; URGING CONGRESS 1/17 referred to Senate jud.
SCR1013: INITIATIVE; REFERENDUM; SIGNATURES; LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS

The 2018 general election ballot is to carry the question of whether to amend the state Constitution to require statewide initiative measures that amend statute to collect signatures from 10 percent of the qualified electors from each legislative district, statewide initiative measures that amend the state Constitution to collect signatures from 15 percent of the qualified electors from each legislative district, and statewide referendum measures to collect signatures from 5 percent of the qualified electors from each legislative district, instead of from those percentages of the qualified electors statewide.

First sponsor: Sen. Kavanagh


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

SCR1013 Daily History  Date Action
INITIATIVE; REFERENDUM; SIGNATURES; LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS 1/26 referred to Senate jud.