Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
53rd Legislature - 1st Regular Session, 2017 Wednesday, Oct 18 2017 8:43 PM
Bill Summaries
H2046: MOTORCYCLE RIDERS; HELMETS; FEES

All operators and passengers of motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles and motor driven cycles are required to wear a protective helmet at all times, instead of only those operators and passengers who are under 18 years of age. An operator or passenger who is at least 18 years of age may be exempted from the helmet requirement if the owner pays a fee in an amount determined by the Director of the Department of Transportation when registering the vehicle. Fees collected are deposited in the Highway User Revenue Fund (HURF). Violations of the helmet requirement are subject to secondary enforcement and are subject to a civil penalty of $500. Of the civil penalty, $200 is deposited in HURF and $300 is deposited in the Spinal and Head Injuries Trust Fund.

First sponsor: Rep. Friese


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2046 Daily History  Date Action
MOTORCYCLE RIDERS; HELMETS; FEES 1/18 FAILED House trans-inf 0-8.
MOTORCYCLE RIDERS; HELMETS; FEES 1/9 referred to House trans-inf.
H2329: VEHICLE INSURANCE; RENEWAL; FEES; DPS

On the renewal of a semiannual motor vehicle liability policy, the Department of Insurance is required to charge the insured a fee in an amount determined by the Director, to be deposited in the Arizona Highway Patrol Fund. The total amount of the fees is required to cover the projected annual budget for the highway patrol division of the Department of Public Safety. Due to a potential increase in state revenue, this legislation requires the affirmative vote of at least 2/3 of the members of each house of the Legislature for passage.

First sponsor: Rep. Campbell


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2329 Daily History  Date Action
VEHICLE INSURANCE; RENEWAL; FEES; DPS 1/23 referred to House bank-ins.
H2371: OVERSIZE COMMERCIAL VEHICLES; LOCAL AUTHORITY

If a local authority issues special permits to excess size and weight vehicles, the local authority is required to adopt and enforce ordinances that are substantially identical to rules adopted by the Department of Transportation that relate to overdimensional or overweight commercial vehicles, and the local authority is permitted to adopt ordinances relating to infrastructure restrictions, route restrictions and time of day restrictions. Applies to ordinances adopted by a local authority before and after the effective date of this legislation. Contains legislative findings. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. John


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2371 Daily History  Date Action
OVERSIZE COMMERCIAL VEHICLES; LOCAL AUTHORITY 3/22 signed by governor. Chap. 47, Laws 2017.
OVERSIZE COMMERCIAL VEHICLES; LOCAL AUTHORITY 3/16 passed Senate 23-6; ready for governor.
OVERSIZE COMMERCIAL VEHICLES; LOCAL AUTHORITY 3/14 from Senate rules okay.
OVERSIZE COMMERCIAL VEHICLES; LOCAL AUTHORITY 3/13 to Senate consent calendar.
OVERSIZE COMMERCIAL VEHICLES; LOCAL AUTHORITY 3/1 from Senate trans-tech do pass.
OVERSIZE COMMERCIAL VEHICLES; LOCAL AUTHORITY 2/20 referred to Senate trans-tech.
OVERSIZE COMMERCIAL VEHICLES; LOCAL AUTHORITY 2/16 House COW approved with floor amend #4325. Passed House 58-0; ready for Senate.
OVERSIZE COMMERCIAL VEHICLES; LOCAL AUTHORITY 2/14 from House rules okay.
OVERSIZE COMMERCIAL VEHICLES; LOCAL AUTHORITY 2/13 to House consent calendar. Stricken from House consent calendar by John.
OVERSIZE COMMERCIAL VEHICLES; LOCAL AUTHORITY 2/13 to House consent calendar.
OVERSIZE COMMERCIAL VEHICLES; LOCAL AUTHORITY 2/8 from House trans-inf do pass.
OVERSIZE COMMERCIAL VEHICLES; LOCAL AUTHORITY 1/31 referred to House trans-inf.
H2525: PROHIBITION; PHOTO RADAR

State agencies and local authorities are prohibited from using a photo enforcement system to identify violators of traffic control devices and speed regulations. Statutes authorizing and regulating photo enforcement are repealed.

First sponsor: Rep. Grantham


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2525 Daily History  Date Action
PROHIBITION; PHOTO RADAR 2/28 referred to Senate trans-tech.
PROHIBITION; PHOTO RADAR 2/23 from House rules okay. House COW approved. Passed House 32-28; ready for Senate.
PROHIBITION; PHOTO RADAR 2/23 from House appro do pass.
PROHIBITION; PHOTO RADAR 2/22 House appro do pass; report awaited.
PROHIBITION; PHOTO RADAR 2/9 referred to House appro.
H2529: TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE; STUDY CMTE; APPROP

Establishes an 11-member Transportation Infrastructure Study Committee to study the feasibility of constructing, maintaining and improving transportation infrastructure to Phoenix from an international point of entry in the southern part of Arizona. Appropriates $300,000 from the general fund in FY2017-18 to the House of Representatives for the cost of the study. The Committee is required to report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the Legislature by December 15, 2017 and self-repeals January 1, 2018. AS PASSED HOUSE.

First sponsor: Rep. Rivero


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2529 Daily History  Date Action
TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE; STUDY CMTE; APPROP 3/22 from Senate appro do pass.
TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE; STUDY CMTE; APPROP 3/15 from Senate trans-tech with amend #4735.
TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE; STUDY CMTE; APPROP 3/14 Senate trans-tech amended; report awaited.
TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE; STUDY CMTE; APPROP 2/28 referred to Senate trans-tech, appro.
TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE; STUDY CMTE; APPROP 2/23 from House rules okay. House COW approved with floor amend #4556. Passed House 57-3; ready for Senate.
TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE; STUDY CMTE; APPROP 2/23 from House appro do pass.
TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE; STUDY CMTE; APPROP 2/22 House appro do pass; report awaited.
TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE; STUDY CMTE; APPROP 2/16 additionally referred to appro.
TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE; STUDY CMTE; APPROP 2/9 referred to House rules only.
HCR2011: MOTOR VEHICLE FUEL TAXES

The 2018 general election ballot is to carry the question of whether to amend state statute to raise the motor vehicle fuel tax to 28 cents per gallon, from 18 cents per gallon, and to require 10 cents per gallon of the tax to be spent only for the construction or maintenance of transportation infrastructure.

First sponsor: Rep. Campbell


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

HCR2011 Daily History  Date Action
MOTOR VEHICLE FUEL TAXES 2/8 from House trans-inf with amend #4136.
MOTOR VEHICLE FUEL TAXES 1/23 referred to House ways-means, trans-inf.
S1025: PUBLIC ENTITIES; ABSOLUTE IMMUNITY; DEFENSES

For the purpose of statute providing immunity to a public entity or public employee for an injury arising out of a plan or design for construction or maintenance of or improvement to transportation facilities where the entity or employee gave a reasonably adequate warning of hazards, if a genuine issue of material fact exists as to whether the public entity or employee has met the statutory immunity requirements, the issue must be resolved by a trial before and separate and apart from a trial on damages. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Burges


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1025 Daily History  Date Action
PUBLIC ENTITIES; ABSOLUTE IMMUNITY; DEFENSES 5/2 signed by governor. Chap. 253, Laws 2017.
PUBLIC ENTITIES; ABSOLUTE IMMUNITY; DEFENSES 4/26 Senate concurred in House amendments and passed on final reading 28-0; ready for governor.
PUBLIC ENTITIES; ABSOLUTE IMMUNITY; DEFENSES 4/17 passed House 57-0; ready for Senate action on House amendments.
PUBLIC ENTITIES; ABSOLUTE IMMUNITY; DEFENSES 4/5 House COW approved with amend #4831 and floor amend #4939.
PUBLIC ENTITIES; ABSOLUTE IMMUNITY; DEFENSES 3/28 from House rules okay.
PUBLIC ENTITIES; ABSOLUTE IMMUNITY; DEFENSES 3/23 from House jud-pub safety with amend #4831.
PUBLIC ENTITIES; ABSOLUTE IMMUNITY; DEFENSES 3/22 House jud-pub safety amended; report awaited.
PUBLIC ENTITIES; ABSOLUTE IMMUNITY; DEFENSES 2/22 referred to House jud-pub safety.
PUBLIC ENTITIES; ABSOLUTE IMMUNITY; DEFENSES 2/21 passed Senate 17-13; ready for House.
PUBLIC ENTITIES; ABSOLUTE IMMUNITY; DEFENSES 2/20 Senate COW approved with amend #4074.
PUBLIC ENTITIES; ABSOLUTE IMMUNITY; DEFENSES 2/7 from Senate rules okay.
PUBLIC ENTITIES; ABSOLUTE IMMUNITY; DEFENSES 2/6 from Senate jud with amend #4074.
PUBLIC ENTITIES; ABSOLUTE IMMUNITY; DEFENSES 2/2 Senate jud amended; report awaited.
PUBLIC ENTITIES; ABSOLUTE IMMUNITY; DEFENSES 1/9 referred to Senate jud.
S1080: TEENAGE DRIVERS; COMMUNICATION DEVICES PROHIBITED

For the first six months that a class G driver licensee holds the license, the licensee is prohibited from driving a motor vehicle while using a wireless communication device for any reason, except during an emergency in which stopping the vehicle is impossible or will create an additional hazard, or when using an audible turn-by-turn navigation system if the licensee does not manually enter or adjust the device while driving. Does not apply beginning on the licensee's 18th birthday. Instruction permit holders for a class D or G driver license are prohibited from driving a motor vehicle while using a wireless communication device for any reason, except during an emergency in which stopping the vehicle is impossible or will create an additional hazard. Effective July 1, 2018. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. In his signing message, the Governor stated that while he is skeptical of large-scale bans on texting while driving, he believes there is good reason for these laws when it comes to early driving by teens.

First sponsor: Sen. Fann


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1080 Daily History  Date Action
TEENAGE DRIVERS; COMMUNICATION DEVICES PROHIBITED 4/27 signed by governor. Chap. 209, Laws 2017. message
TEENAGE DRIVERS; COMMUNICATION DEVICES PROHIBITED 4/20 passed House 32-24; ready for governor.
TEENAGE DRIVERS; COMMUNICATION DEVICES PROHIBITED 4/19 House COW approved.
TEENAGE DRIVERS; COMMUNICATION DEVICES PROHIBITED 4/18 from House rules okay.
TEENAGE DRIVERS; COMMUNICATION DEVICES PROHIBITED 3/2 from House trans-inf do pass.
TEENAGE DRIVERS; COMMUNICATION DEVICES PROHIBITED 2/20 referred to House trans-inf.
TEENAGE DRIVERS; COMMUNICATION DEVICES PROHIBITED 2/13 passed Senate 24-6; ready for House.
TEENAGE DRIVERS; COMMUNICATION DEVICES PROHIBITED 2/9 Senate COW approved with amend #4019.
TEENAGE DRIVERS; COMMUNICATION DEVICES PROHIBITED 1/31 from Senate rules okay.
TEENAGE DRIVERS; COMMUNICATION DEVICES PROHIBITED 1/25 from Senate trans-tech with amend #4019.
TEENAGE DRIVERS; COMMUNICATION DEVICES PROHIBITED 1/17 referred to Senate trans-tech.
S1135: HANDHELD COMMUNICATIONS DEVICES; DRIVING; PROHIBITION

It is an unspecified class of misdemeanor (blank in original) to manually type or enter written or visual messages into a cellular telephone or other handheld wireless communications device or to send or read data using a device to access or search the internet or engage in nonvoice communications with another person, or to use a device to engage in voice communications with another person unless the device is used with a hands-free accessory, while operating a motor vehicle on a highway. Some exceptions. Violations are subject to a civil penalty of $100 for a first violation, $300 for a second violation, or $500 for a third or subsequent violation.

First sponsor: Sen. Farley


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1135 Daily History  Date Action
HANDHELD COMMUNICATIONS DEVICES; DRIVING; PROHIBITION 1/18 referred to Senate trans-tech, jud.
S1188: PROCUREMENT PROCESS; PROFESSIONAL; CONSTRUCTION SERVICES

For any procurement of professional services or construction services contracts that are fully funded with state monies, the purchasing agency is required to notify the highest ranking person or firm on the final list that it is the highest ranking person or firm and to send notice of the highest ranking persons or firms to each other person or firm that is not on the final list. For any procurement of professional services or construction services contracts that are fully funded with state monies, the procurement officer is permitted to enter into simultaneous negotiations with the highest ranking qualified persons or firms on the final list until an agreement is reached on compensation and other contract terms or a determination is made to reject all persons or firms on the final list.

First sponsor: Sen. Kavanagh


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1188 Daily History  Date Action
PROCUREMENT PROCESS; PROFESSIONAL; CONSTRUCTION SERVICES 2/2 from Senate gov do pass.
PROCUREMENT PROCESS; PROFESSIONAL; CONSTRUCTION SERVICES 1/24 referred to Senate gov.
S1211: ADOT OMNIBUS

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is authorized to assume the responsibility of the U.S. Department of Transportation with respect to highway projects with the state under specified federal laws. Repeals statute requiring counties with a population of more than 400,000 (Maricopa and Pima) and municipalities with a population of more than 30,000 that is located in those counties to budget and spend local revenues for street and highway purposes according to a specified formula. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Fann


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1211 Daily History  Date Action
ADOT OMNIBUS 3/22 signed by governor. Chap. 44, Laws 2017.
ADOT OMNIBUS 3/21 Senate concurred in House amendments and passed on final reading 30-0; ready for governor.
ADOT OMNIBUS 3/14 House additional COW approved with floor amend #4726. Passed House 55-3; ready for Senate action on House amendments.
ADOT OMNIBUS 3/13 House voted to bring bill to COW on 3/14 for amendment.
ADOT OMNIBUS 3/9 FAILED to pass House 27-32. House voted to reconsider failure to pass bill. Second vote to be scheduled within 14 days.
ADOT OMNIBUS 3/8 House COW approved.
ADOT OMNIBUS 3/7 stricken from House consent calendar by Salman.
ADOT OMNIBUS 3/6 from House rules okay. To House consent calendar.
ADOT OMNIBUS 3/2 from House trans-inf do pass.
ADOT OMNIBUS 2/20 referred to House trans-inf.
ADOT OMNIBUS 2/14 passed Senate 28-2; ready for House.
ADOT OMNIBUS 2/13 Senate COW approved.
ADOT OMNIBUS 2/7 from Senate rules okay.
ADOT OMNIBUS 2/6 to Senate consent calendar. Stricken from Senate consent calendar by Mendez.
ADOT OMNIBUS 2/1 from Senate trans-tech do pass.
ADOT OMNIBUS 1/24 referred to Senate trans-tech.
S1250: COUNTY MOTOR FUEL TAXES

Counties are authorized to levy by ordinance a tax on wholesale motor vehicle fuel and wholesale use fuel sold in the county of up to 3 percent of the total sale of motor vehicle fuel or use fuel. By June 15 of each fiscal year, the Department of Transportation is required to transfer monies deposited in the Highway User Revenue Fund as a result of county-imposed fuel tax to the county in which the tax was collected.

First sponsor: Sen. Farley


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1250 Daily History  Date Action
COUNTY MOTOR FUEL TAXES 1/25 referred to Senate fin, trans-tech.
S1270: COUNTY TRANSPORTATION EXCISE TAX; REAUTHORIZATION (AUTHORIZED THIRD PARTIES; ELECTRONIC TITLE)

At least 6, but not more than 62, months before the expiration of a county transportation excise tax and at the written request of the regional planning agency, the county board of supervisors is authorized to call and conduct a countywide election for the renewal and extension of the tax for a term of at least 120 but no more than 240 months. The election must be held on a regularly scheduled countywide general election day, and must be conducted as nearly as practicable in the manner prescribed in statute for general elections. AS PASSED SENATE.

First sponsor: Sen. Worsley


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1270 Daily History  Date Action
COUNTY TRANSPORTATION EXCISE TAX; REAUTHORIZATION 3/15 FAILED House ways-means 3-6-0.
COUNTY TRANSPORTATION EXCISE TAX; REAUTHORIZATION 2/28 referred to House local-intl, ways-means.
COUNTY TRANSPORTATION EXCISE TAX; REAUTHORIZATION 2/27 passed Senate 19-11; ready for House.
COUNTY TRANSPORTATION EXCISE TAX; REAUTHORIZATION 2/23 Senate COW approved with amend #4237 and floor amend #4530. NOTE SHORT TITLE CHANGE.
AUTHORIZED THIRD PARTIES; ELECTRONIC TITLE 2/21 from Senate rules okay.
AUTHORIZED THIRD PARTIES; ELECTRONIC TITLE 2/15 from Senate trans-tech with amend #4237.
AUTHORIZED THIRD PARTIES; ELECTRONIC TITLE 2/14 Senate trans-tech amended; report awaited.
AUTHORIZED THIRD PARTIES; ELECTRONIC TITLE 1/25 referred to Senate trans-tech.
S1343: COUNTY TRANSPORTATION EXCISE TAX; REAUTHORIZATION

At least 6, but not more than 12, months before the expiration of a county transportation excise tax, the county board of supervisors is authorized to call and conduct a countywide election for the renewal and extension of the tax for a term of at least 120 but no more than 240 months. The election must be conducted as nearly as practicable in the manner prescribed in statute for general elections.

First sponsor: Sen. Worsley


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1343 Daily History  Date Action
COUNTY TRANSPORTATION EXCISE TAX; REAUTHORIZATION 1/31 referred to Senate fin.
S1445: VLT; REGISTRATION FEES; GAS TAX

Establishes a semiannual motor vehicle liability insurance policy fee that insurers are required to pay to the Department of Public Safety (DPS) for every vehicle insured under a motor vehicle liability insurance policy. The fee is in an amount determined by the Director of DPS using a specified calculation in order to cover the required expenses of the DPS Highway Patrol for the next fiscal year, and must be deposited in the Arizona Highway Patrol Fund (AHP Fund). Imposes a fee on any vehicle that does not rely exclusively for propulsion on a source of fuel subject to a motor fuel tax, in an amount that the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) estimates is the average amount of motor fuel taxes paid by an average vehicle during the current fiscal year. Establishes a tax on natural gas in any form that is used in the propulsion of vehicles on public streets, roads and highways, in an amount determined by ADOT using a specified calculation so that the amount of the tax paid is as nearly as equivalent as possible to the tax that would be paid if the vehicle used motor fuel or use fuel. Adds a vehicle license tax rate of an unspecified amount (blank in original) for the first 12 months of the life of a vehicle, and an unspecified amount (blank in original) for each succeeding 12-month period, both for the AHP Fund. Due to a potential increase in state revenue, this legislation requires the affirmative vote of at least 2/3 of the members of each house of the Legislature for passage.

First sponsor: Sen. Worsley


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1445 Daily History  Date Action
VLT; REGISTRATION FEES; GAS TAX 1/31 referred to Senate fin, appro.
S1446: MOTOR FUEL TAXES; COUNTY ELECTION

Counties and regional transportation authorities are authorized to levy a county motor fuel tax of up to an unspecified amount (blank in original) per gallon, if approved by the qualified electors voting at a countywide election. The net revenues collected from the tax must be deposited in the Regional Transportation Fund and used exclusively for highway and street purposes. The tax must be levied beginning January 1 or July 1, whichever date occurs first after voter approval, and may be in effect for up to 20 years.

First sponsor: Sen. Worsley


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1446 Daily History  Date Action
MOTOR FUEL TAXES; COUNTY ELECTION 1/31 referred to Senate fin.
S1505: TOLL ROADS; CONVERSION; PROHIBITION

A county board of supervisors is prohibited from granting an application for a toll road that will be converted from a publicly funded or maintained street or highway. The Department of Transportation is prohibited from entering into any agreement that allows the conversion of an existing publicly funded or maintained street or highway to a toll road.

First sponsor: Sen. Mendez


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1505 Daily History  Date Action
TOLL ROADS; CONVERSION; PROHIBITION 2/1 referred to Senate trans-tech.