Workforce Readiness Committee
53rd Legislature - 1st Regular Session, 2017 Wednesday, Mar 22 2017 11:08 PM
Bill Summaries
H2040: AZ ONLINE INSTRUCTION; TRANSFER CREDITS

A student who transfers credit from a charter school or school district in this state or from a regionally accredited Arizona online instruction must be awarded core credit for any core credit course completed and elective credit for any elective course completed if that course is aligned to the competency requirements adopted by the State Board of Education. School districts are prohibited from charging a fee to a student who takes an examination in a course to obtain academic credit from the district if the credit for a substantially equivalent course was previously earned in Arizona online instruction.

First sponsor: Rep. Leach


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2040 Daily History  Date Action
AZ ONLINE INSTRUCTION; TRANSFER CREDITS 1/9 referred to House educ.
H2118: FIREARMS TRANSFERS; COMPACT

The state of Arizona enacts, adopts and agrees to be bound by a uniform firearms transfer compact, which prohibits member states from creating, imposing or enforcing any fee, tax, penalty, mandate or regulation governing, punishing, restricting, conditioning or otherwise burdening in any respect or at any time the transfer of firearms by any person in addition to those imposed by federal law, with some exceptions. Any law, regulation or policy existing on the effective date of the compact which is in conflict with this prohibition is repealed and held for naught to the extent of the conflict. Provides for construction, enforcement, withdrawal from and severability of the compact.

First sponsor: Rep. Thorpe


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2118 Daily History  Date Action
FIREARMS TRANSFERS; COMPACT 1/23 referred to House jud-pub safety.
H2120: EDUCATION; PROHIBITED COURSES & ACTIVITIES

Statute prohibiting school districts and charter schools from including certain courses or classes in a program of instruction is expanded to prohibit any courses, classes, events or activities that promote division, resentment or social justice toward a race, gender, religion, political affiliation, social class or other class of people, that advocate solidarity or isolation based on ethnicity, race, religion, gender or social class, that violate state or federal civil rights laws, or that negatively target specific nationalities or countries. The list of prohibited courses, classes, events and activities is also established for public universities and community colleges. Contains a legislative intent section.

First sponsor: Rep. Thorpe


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2120 Daily History  Date Action
EDUCATION; PROHIBITED COURSES & ACTIVITIES 1/12 referred to House educ.
H2161: WORKERS' COMP; OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES; CANCER

Any disease, infirmity or impairment of a firefighter’s health that is caused by buccal cavity and pharynx, esophagus, large intestine, lung, kidney, prostate, skin, stomach or testicular cancer or non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, multiple myeloma or malignant melanoma and that results in disability or death is presumed to be an occupational disease for the purpose of workers' compensation and is deemed to arise out of employment if the firefighter received a physical examination that is reasonably aligned with a specified national standard and other specified conditions are met. The presumption may be rebutted by a preponderance of the evidence that there is a specific cause of the cancer other than an occupational exposure to a carcinogen. Does not apply to cancers of the respiratory tract if there is evidence that exposure to tobacco products outside of the scope of official duties is a substantial contributing cause in the development of the cancer. AS PASSED HOUSE.

First sponsor: Rep. Boyer


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2161 Daily History  Date Action
WORKERS' COMP; OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES; CANCER 3/21 from Senate com-pub safety do pass.
WORKERS' COMP; OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES; CANCER 2/27 referred to Senate com-pub safety.
WORKERS' COMP; OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES; CANCER 2/21 passed House 54-4; ready for Senate.
WORKERS' COMP; OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES; CANCER 2/21 House COW approved with amend #4165 and floor amend #4375.
WORKERS' COMP; OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES; CANCER 2/16 from House rules okay.
WORKERS' COMP; OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES; CANCER 2/15 to House COW consent calendar.
WORKERS' COMP; OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES; CANCER 2/9 from House hel with amend #4165.
WORKERS' COMP; OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES; CANCER 2/9 House hel amended; report awaited.
WORKERS' COMP; OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES; CANCER 1/23 referred to House hel.
H2180: WORKERS' COMPENSATION; PHYSICIANS' MEDICAL REPORTS

The Industrial Commission has exclusive jurisdiction over complaints involving alleged unfair medical reporting by a physician designated by an employer, and is required to investigate allegations of unfair medical reporting either on receiving a complain or on the Commission's own motion. If the Commission finds that unfair medical reporting has occurred, the Commission is required to award the claimant a benefit penalty of 25 percent of the benefit amount ordered to be paid or $500, whichever is more. The Commission is required to adopt a definition of unfair medical reporting by rule.

First sponsor: Rep. Finchem


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2180 Daily History  Date Action
WORKERS' COMPENSATION; PHYSICIANS' MEDICAL REPORTS 1/12 referred to House bank-ins.
H2181: WORKERS' COMPENSATION; PEACE OFFICERS; PHYSICIANS

When an accident occurs to a peace officer, the peace officer is permitted to select a physician from an alternative physicians list, which the Industrial Commission is required to establish.

First sponsor: Rep. Finchem


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2181 Daily History  Date Action
WORKERS' COMPENSATION; PEACE OFFICERS; PHYSICIANS 1/12 referred to House bank-ins.
H2182: WORKERS' COMPENSATION; PHYSICIAN DISQUALIFICATION

If a workers' compensation claim is denied based on a physician's medical report and the denial is reversed for three separate claims within a two-year period, the physician cannot be chosen as an attending physician for the purpose of workers' compensation claims for a period of five years after the most recent reversal.

First sponsor: Rep. Finchem


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2182 Daily History  Date Action
WORKERS' COMPENSATION; PHYSICIAN DISQUALIFICATION 1/12 referred to House bank-ins.
H2184: AT-RISK YOUTH; CAREER, COLLEGE READINESS

School districts and charter schools that provide high school instruction are authorized to establish a Career and College Readiness Program for "at-risk youth" (defined). Program requirements are established, and school districts and charter schools that participate in the Program are required to annually report specified information to the Department of Education. The Dept is required to submit to the Governor and the Legislature a report that summarizes Program information by September 15 of each year. The Program terminates on July 1, 2027. Appropriates $100,000 from the general fund in FY2017-18 to the Dept for the Program. AS PASSED HOUSE.

First sponsor: Rep. Espinoza


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2184 Daily History  Date Action
AT-RISK YOUTH; CAREER, COLLEGE READINESS 2/27 referred to Senate educ, appro.
AT-RISK YOUTH; CAREER, COLLEGE READINESS 2/22 passed House 52-7; ready for Senate.
AT-RISK YOUTH; CAREER, COLLEGE READINESS 2/22 House COW approved with amend #4036 and floor amend #4462.
AT-RISK YOUTH; CAREER, COLLEGE READINESS 2/16 from House rules okay.
AT-RISK YOUTH; CAREER, COLLEGE READINESS 1/31 from House educ with amend #4036.
AT-RISK YOUTH; CAREER, COLLEGE READINESS 1/17 referred to House educ.
H2210: COLLEGE READINESS EXAMS; PILOT PROGRAM (COLLEGE READINESS; ASSESSMENTS)

The Department of Education is required to establish a one-year pilot program for nationally recognized college-readiness examinations for the 2017-18 school year to allow school districts and charter schools that wish to participate to administer to all students in 11th grade a nationally recognized college-readiness examination paid for using monies that are otherwise appropriated for the 11th grade state assessments. The Dept is required to report on the pilot program to the Governor and the Legislature by November 30, 2018. Contains a legislative intent section. AS PASSED HOUSE.

First sponsor: Rep. Carter


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2210 Daily History  Date Action
COLLEGE READINESS EXAMS; PILOT PROGRAM 3/21 further referred to Senate appro.
COLLEGE READINESS EXAMS; PILOT PROGRAM 3/2 referred to Senate educ.
COLLEGE READINESS EXAMS; PILOT PROGRAM 3/1 House COW approved with amend #4503; amend 4212 was withdrawn. NOTE SHORT TITLE CHANGE. Passed House 56-2; ready for Senate.
COLLEGE READINESS; ASSESSMENTS 2/27 from House rules okay.
COLLEGE READINESS; ASSESSMENTS 2/23 from House appro with amend #4503.
COLLEGE READINESS; ASSESSMENTS 2/16 additionally referred to House appro.
COLLEGE READINESS; ASSESSMENTS 2/14 from House educ with amend #4212.
COLLEGE READINESS; ASSESSMENTS 1/17 referred to House educ.
H2219: SCHOOL CAPITAL FINANCE REVISIONS

Various changes relating to school capital finance. The School Facilities Board (SFB) is authorized to distribute monies from the New School Facilities Fund (NSF Fund) for land if the enrollment projections submitted by a school district indicate a need for a new school or an addition to an existing school within the next four years. If the SFB approves a school district for funding from the NSF Fund and the full legislative appropriation is not available in the following fiscal year, the district is authorized to use any legally available monies and may reimburse the fund from which the monies were used in subsequent years when legislative appropriations are made available. The list of allowable uses for monies received from settlement of legal controversies or from recovery of costs by a school district in litigation is expanded to include to reimburse the SFB Building Renewal Grant Fund in specified circumstances. Also eliminates various requirements to report project information to the SFB. AS PASSED HOUSE.

First sponsor: Rep. Norgaard


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2219 Daily History  Date Action
SCHOOL CAPITAL FINANCE REVISIONS 3/20 from Senate educ with amend #4768.
SCHOOL CAPITAL FINANCE REVISIONS 3/16 Senate educ amended; report awaited.
SCHOOL CAPITAL FINANCE REVISIONS 2/27 referred to Senate educ, appro.
SCHOOL CAPITAL FINANCE REVISIONS 2/21 passed House 58-0; ready for Senate.
SCHOOL CAPITAL FINANCE REVISIONS 2/20 House COW approved with amend #4144.
SCHOOL CAPITAL FINANCE REVISIONS 2/16 from House rules okay.
SCHOOL CAPITAL FINANCE REVISIONS 2/15 to House COW consent calendar.
SCHOOL CAPITAL FINANCE REVISIONS 2/9 from House appro with amend #4144.
SCHOOL CAPITAL FINANCE REVISIONS 1/23 from House educ do pass.
SCHOOL CAPITAL FINANCE REVISIONS 1/17 referred to House educ, appro.
H2229: JTEDS; COURSES & PROGRAMS; APPROVAL

The definitions of "joint technical education course" and "joint technical education district program" are modified to include courses that require specialized materials and courses or programs that lead to "career readiness" if a vocation or industry does not require certification or licensure. AS PASSED HOUSE.

First sponsor: Rep. Shooter


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2229 Daily History  Date Action
JTEDS; COURSES & PROGRAMS; APPROVAL 3/9 from Senate educ with amend #4704.
JTEDS; COURSES & PROGRAMS; APPROVAL 2/20 referred to Senate educ, appro.
JTEDS; COURSES & PROGRAMS; APPROVAL 2/16 House COW approved with amend #4090. Passed House 58-0; ready for Senate.
JTEDS; COURSES & PROGRAMS; APPROVAL 2/14 from House rules okay.
JTEDS; COURSES & PROGRAMS; APPROVAL 2/13 to House COW consent calendar.
JTEDS; COURSES & PROGRAMS; APPROVAL 2/7 from House educ with amend #4090.
JTEDS; COURSES & PROGRAMS; APPROVAL 1/17 referred to House educ.
H2235: TAX CREDIT CAP; ANGEL INVESTOR

From July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2021, the Arizona Commerce Authority may certify tax credits for qualified investments made in a qualified small business for up to $10 million, reduced from $20 million.

First sponsor: Rep. Weninger


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2235 Daily History  Date Action
TAX CREDIT CAP; ANGEL INVESTOR 1/17 referred to House ways-means.
H2271: OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING; MILITARY MEMBERS

The education, training or experience requirements for a license, certificate or registration issued pursuant to Title 32 (Professions and Occupations) are completely or partially satisfied, as determined by the licensing entity, on presentation of satisfactory evidence that the applicant received substantially equivalent education, training or experience as a member of the U.S. Armed Forces.

First sponsor: Rep. Syms


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2271 Daily History  Date Action
OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING; MILITARY MEMBERS 3/21 signed by governor. Chap. no. awaited.
OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING; MILITARY MEMBERS 3/13 passed Senate 30-0; ready for governor.
OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING; MILITARY MEMBERS 3/7 from Senate rules okay.
OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING; MILITARY MEMBERS 3/6 to Senate consent calendar.
OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING; MILITARY MEMBERS 2/28 from Senate com-pub safety do pass.
OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING; MILITARY MEMBERS 2/27 Senate com-pub safety do pass; report awaited.
OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING; MILITARY MEMBERS 2/20 referred to Senate com-pub safety.
OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING; MILITARY MEMBERS 2/9 passed House 58-0; ready for Senate.
OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING; MILITARY MEMBERS 2/7 from House rules okay.
OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING; MILITARY MEMBERS 2/6 to House consent calendar.
OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING; MILITARY MEMBERS 1/31 from House mil-vet-reg do pass.
OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING; MILITARY MEMBERS 1/17 referred to House mil-vet-reg.
H2311: ASU; CONSOLIDATION OF BUDGET UNITS

Arizona State University (ASU) west campus and ASU east campus are no longer identified as separate budget units from ASU.

First sponsor: Rep. Boyer


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2311 Daily History  Date Action
ASU; CONSOLIDATION OF BUDGET UNITS 2/20 referred to Senate educ.
ASU; CONSOLIDATION OF BUDGET UNITS 2/9 passed House 58-0; ready for Senate.
ASU; CONSOLIDATION OF BUDGET UNITS 2/7 from House rules okay.
ASU; CONSOLIDATION OF BUDGET UNITS 2/6 to House consent calendar.
ASU; CONSOLIDATION OF BUDGET UNITS 1/31 from House educ do pass.
ASU; CONSOLIDATION OF BUDGET UNITS 1/17 referred to House educ.
H2359: UNIVERSITIES; GOVERNING BOARDS

Establishes the Governing Board of Arizona State University, the Governing Board of the University of Arizona, and the Governing Board of Northern Arizona University to provide direct oversight of each university. All three governing boards consist of three members appointed by the Governor, one member appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and one member appointed by the President of the Senate, and each governing board is required to elect a chairperson from among its members. Each governing board is a body corporate with perpetual succession, and powers and duties of the boards are established. Governing board members are not eligible for compensation, but are eligible for reimbursement of specified expenses. The role of Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) throughout various statutes is deleted and replaced by the governing boards, including the power to appoint and employ university presidents and other staff, to fix tuition and fees, to establish curricula, to award degrees and diplomas, to prescribe admission qualifications, and to adopt budgets. Modifies the powers and duties of ABOR and states that ABOR is a general advisory body over the state university system responsible for general oversight but not direct oversight of the universities. Each governing board, instead of ABOR, is an annual budget unit for the purpose of state budgeting. Each governing board terminates on July 1, 2027. Session law provides for the governing boards to succeed to the authority, powers, duties and responsibilities of ABOR and for the transfer of appropriated monies and properties.

First sponsor: Rep. Finchem


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2359 Daily History  Date Action
UNIVERSITIES; GOVERNING BOARDS 2/7 House fed-policy held.
UNIVERSITIES; GOVERNING BOARDS 1/26 referred to House educ, fed-policy.
H2372: PUBLIC BENEFITS; FEE WAIVERS; REQUIREMENTS

Various changes to public assistance programs. A needy family may continue to receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) cash assistance for 12 months in addition to the 12-month limit if the head of household or other adult household member who is required to participate in the work program is in full compliance with all work activity requirements of the program, and each dependent child in the assistance unit who is required to attend school has a school attendance record of at least 90 percent unless the child was excused pursuant to statutory requirements. A head of household who receives TANF cash assistance or any person authorized by the head of household is prohibited from using an electronic benefit transfer (EBT) card to purchase lottery tickets. The Department of Economic Security (DES) is required to impose a series of graduated sanctions if a TANF recipient voluntarily terminates paid employment without good cause or an adult TANF recipient uses, sells or possesses a controlled substance in violation of the criminal code. If a person requests a third replacement EBT card within a 12-month period or uses more than 10 percent of the EBT card balance in a 6-month period on out-of-state purchases, DES is required to schedule an interview for the person to determine whether there is fraud. DES is required to request any necessary federal waivers to comply with this requirement. DES is required to post online a spending report of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and TANF benefits, which must include specified information. If specified conditions are met, DES is required to provide the Jobs Program to eligible families transitioning off of TANF cash assistance due to the time limit if needed to obtain or maintain employment or to receive a higher level of employment. The Jobs Program must be provided for up to 12 months after a cash assistance case closure. Beginning in 2017, each employment service contractor is required to semiannually report specified information on job placement to DES, the Governor and the Legislature by June 30 and December 31 of each year. A person who is convicted after August 22, 1996 of a felony offense that has as an element of the offense the use or possession of a controlled substance may be eligible for SNAP if the person successfully completes or is participating in a drug treatment program or is in compliance with all terms of probation, if applicable, if the person and agrees to random drug testing. An “agency” (defined) is required to waive any fee charged for an initial “license” (defined) for any individual applicant whose family income does not exceed 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. AS PASSED HOUSE.

First sponsor: Rep. Weninger


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2372 Daily History  Date Action
PUBLIC BENEFITS; FEE WAIVERS; REQUIREMENTS 3/9 from Senate hel-hu ser do pass.
PUBLIC BENEFITS; FEE WAIVERS; REQUIREMENTS 2/28 referred to Senate hel-hu ser, appro.
PUBLIC BENEFITS; FEE WAIVERS; REQUIREMENTS 2/23 from House rules okay. House COW approved with floor amend #4549 and #4548, a substitute for amend 4072. Passed House 31-29; ready for Senate.
PUBLIC BENEFITS; FEE WAIVERS; REQUIREMENTS 2/9 from House appro do pass.
PUBLIC BENEFITS; FEE WAIVERS; REQUIREMENTS 2/2 from House hel with amend #4072.
PUBLIC BENEFITS; FEE WAIVERS; REQUIREMENTS 1/31 referred to House hel, appro.
H2388: PRIVATE POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION GRANTS

The Postsecondary Education Grant Program, which ended on July 1, 2016, is repealed and the Commission for Postsecondary Education is required to establish and administer a Private Postsecondary Education Grant Program with substantially the same eligibility requirements and regulations as the terminated program. Differences include: removes the grant amount of $2,000 annually and makes grants subject to legislative appropriation, expands eligibility for the program to include a student enrolled in a certificate program for an in-demand trade or profession at a nationally or regionally accredited private postsecondary educational institution in Arizona that awards two-year associate degrees, removes the authority for the Commission to contract with a third-party vendor to collect loan repayments, and removes the requirement for the Commission to annually report to the Governor and the Legislature on the Program. The Program terminates on July 1, 2027. AS PASSED HOUSE.

First sponsor: Rep. Boyer


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2388 Daily History  Date Action
PRIVATE POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION GRANTS 3/21 from Senate rules okay.
PRIVATE POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION GRANTS 3/20 from Senate educ with amend #4770.
PRIVATE POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION GRANTS 3/16 Senate educ amended; report awaited.
PRIVATE POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION GRANTS 2/28 referred to Senate educ.
PRIVATE POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION GRANTS 2/21 passed House 46-12; ready for Senate.
PRIVATE POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION GRANTS 2/21 House COW approved with amend #4216.
PRIVATE POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION GRANTS 2/17 stricken from House COW consent calendar by Boyer.
PRIVATE POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION GRANTS 2/16 from House rules okay.
PRIVATE POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION GRANTS 2/15 to House COW consent calendar.
PRIVATE POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION GRANTS 2/14 from House educ with amend #4216.
PRIVATE POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION GRANTS 2/2 referred to House educ.
H2410: WORKERS' COMP; FIREFIGHTERS; HEART-RELATED CASES

A heart-related, perivascular or pulmonary injury, illness or death of a firefighter is presumed to be an occupational disease for the purpose of workers' compensation, compensable and deemed to arise out of employment if the firefighter passed a physical examination before employment that did not indicate evidence of heart-related, perivascular or pulmonary injury or illness, if the firefighter received a physical examination that is reasonably aligned with a specified national standard, and if the firefighter was exposed to a known event and the heart-related, perivascular or pulmonary injury, illness or death occurred within 24 hours after the exposure and was reasonably related to the exposure. The presumption may be rebutted by a preponderance of the evidence. Does not apply if there is evidence that the firefighter’s exposure to tobacco products outside the scope of official duties is a substantial contributing cause in the development of the heart-related, perivascular or pulmonary injury, illness or death. AS PASSED HOUSE.

First sponsor: Rep. Shope


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2410 Daily History  Date Action
WORKERS' COMP; FIREFIGHTERS; HEART-RELATED CASES 3/21 from Senate com-pub safety do pass.
WORKERS' COMP; FIREFIGHTERS; HEART-RELATED CASES 2/28 referred to Senate com-pub safety.
WORKERS' COMP; FIREFIGHTERS; HEART-RELATED CASES 2/21 passed House 55-3; ready for Senate.
WORKERS' COMP; FIREFIGHTERS; HEART-RELATED CASES 2/21 House COW approved with floor amend #4378.
WORKERS' COMP; FIREFIGHTERS; HEART-RELATED CASES 2/16 from House rules okay.
WORKERS' COMP; FIREFIGHTERS; HEART-RELATED CASES 2/15 to House consent calendar.
WORKERS' COMP; FIREFIGHTERS; HEART-RELATED CASES 2/9 from House hel do pass.
WORKERS' COMP; FIREFIGHTERS; HEART-RELATED CASES 2/7 referred to House hel.
S1034: APPROPRIATIONS; TEACHER STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM

Appropriates $250,000 from the general fund in FY2017-18 to the Mathematics, Science and Special Education Teacher Student Loan Fund. AS PASSED SENATE.

First sponsor: Sen. S. Allen


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1034 Daily History  Date Action
APPROPRIATIONS; TEACHER STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM 3/16 from House appro do pass.
APPROPRIATIONS; TEACHER STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM 3/14 from House educ do pass.
APPROPRIATIONS; TEACHER STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM 3/13 House educ do pass; report awaited.
APPROPRIATIONS; TEACHER STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM 3/2 referred to House educ, appro.
APPROPRIATIONS; TEACHER STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM 2/28 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
APPROPRIATIONS; TEACHER STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM 2/27 Senate COW approved with amend #4487.
APPROPRIATIONS; TEACHER STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM 2/23 from Senate rules okay.
APPROPRIATIONS; TEACHER STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM 2/22 from Senate appro with amend #4487.
APPROPRIATIONS; TEACHER STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM 1/23 from Senate educ do pass.
APPROPRIATIONS; TEACHER STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM 1/19 Senate educ do pass; report awaited.
APPROPRIATIONS; TEACHER STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM 1/10 referred to Senate educ, appro.
S1036: CHARTER SCHOOLS; RULEMAKING EXEMPTION

The State Board for Charter Schools is required to adopt rules and policies that the Board deems necessary to accomplish its statutory purposes. The Board is exempt from the rulemaking provisions of the Administrative Procedures Act, but is required to provide for notice and opportunity to comment on proposed policies or rules.

First sponsor: Sen. S. Allen


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1036 Daily History  Date Action
CHARTER SCHOOLS; RULEMAKING EXEMPTION 3/16 House COW approved with amend #4681 and floor amend #4757.
CHARTER SCHOOLS; RULEMAKING EXEMPTION 3/14 from House rules okay.
CHARTER SCHOOLS; RULEMAKING EXEMPTION 3/7 from House educ with amend #4681.
CHARTER SCHOOLS; RULEMAKING EXEMPTION 2/20 referred to House educ.
CHARTER SCHOOLS; RULEMAKING EXEMPTION 2/2 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
CHARTER SCHOOLS; RULEMAKING EXEMPTION 1/26 Senate COW approved.
CHARTER SCHOOLS; RULEMAKING EXEMPTION 1/24 from Senate rules okay.
CHARTER SCHOOLS; RULEMAKING EXEMPTION 1/23 to Senate consent calendar. Stricken from Senate consent calendar by Mendez.
CHARTER SCHOOLS; RULEMAKING EXEMPTION 1/23 from Senate educ do pass.
CHARTER SCHOOLS; RULEMAKING EXEMPTION 1/19 Senate educ do pass; report awaited.
CHARTER SCHOOLS; RULEMAKING EXEMPTION 1/10 referred to Senate educ.
S1039: TEACHERS; ALTERNATIVE CERTIFICATION APPLICATION

A school district or charter school that has received a letter grade of A or B for each of the immediately preceding three years is authorized to apply to the State Board of Education for authority to approve the alternative certification of teachers. The Board is required to adopt rules that facilitate the alternative certification of teachers by school districts and charter schools, and requirements that must be included in the rules are specified. On the submission of verification from a school district or charter school that all the requirements have been met, the teacher must be issued a standard teaching certificate from the state.

First sponsor: Sen. S. Allen


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1039 Daily History  Date Action
TEACHERS; ALTERNATIVE CERTIFICATION APPLICATION 1/24 from Senate rules okay.
TEACHERS; ALTERNATIVE CERTIFICATION APPLICATION 1/23 from Senate educ with amend #4008.
TEACHERS; ALTERNATIVE CERTIFICATION APPLICATION 1/19 Senate educ amended; report awaited.
TEACHERS; ALTERNATIVE CERTIFICATION APPLICATION 1/10 referred to Senate educ.
S1041: TRANSFER CREDITS; ARIZONA ONLINE INSTRUCTION

A student who transfers credit from a charter school or school district in this state or from a regionally accredited Arizona online instruction must be awarded "core credit" (defined) for any core credit course completed and elective credit for any elective course completed if the student was administered a proctored end-of-course or final exam and the student received a score for the course that demonstrated proficiency. Charter schools and school districts are required to provide a student who transfers credit from a charter school or school district in another state or from online instruction in another state that is not regionally accredited with a list that indicates which credits have been accepted as core or elective credits. AS PASSED SENATE.

First sponsor: Sen. S. Allen


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1041 Daily History  Date Action
TRANSFER CREDITS; ARIZONA ONLINE INSTRUCTION 2/20 referred to House educ.
TRANSFER CREDITS; ARIZONA ONLINE INSTRUCTION 2/13 passed Senate 17-13; ready for House.
TRANSFER CREDITS; ARIZONA ONLINE INSTRUCTION 2/9 Senate COW approved with amend #4020 and floor amend #4162.
TRANSFER CREDITS; ARIZONA ONLINE INSTRUCTION 1/31 from Senate rules okay.
TRANSFER CREDITS; ARIZONA ONLINE INSTRUCTION 1/25 from Senate fin with amend #4020.
TRANSFER CREDITS; ARIZONA ONLINE INSTRUCTION 1/23 from Senate educ do pass.
TRANSFER CREDITS; ARIZONA ONLINE INSTRUCTION 1/19 Senate educ do pass; report awaited.
TRANSFER CREDITS; ARIZONA ONLINE INSTRUCTION 1/18 Senate fin held.
TRANSFER CREDITS; ARIZONA ONLINE INSTRUCTION 1/10 referred to Senate educ, fin.
S1061: UNIVERSITIES; TUITION; RATES; FEES

Beginning in the 2017-18 school year and each year thereafter, Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) rules governing the tuition and fee setting process are required to provide that resident undergraduate tuition and mandatory fees do not exceed the amount set for the 2016-17 school year, except that ABOR may approve an increase of up to two percent in any school year. The rules are also required to provide for payment by a resident undergraduate student of the same amount for four consecutive years in tuition and mandatory fees as that student originally paid during the first year at that university.

First sponsor: Sen. S. Allen


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1061 Daily History  Date Action
UNIVERSITIES; TUITION; RATES; FEES 2/16 FAILED Senate educ 3-4.
UNIVERSITIES; TUITION; RATES; FEES 1/26 Senate educ held.
UNIVERSITIES; TUITION; RATES; FEES 1/12 referred to Senate educ.
S1098: SCHOOLS; STATEWIDE ASSESSMENT

The State Board of Education is required to adopt and implement a statewide assessment to measure student achievement, which replaces the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) test. AS PASSED SENATE.

First sponsor: Sen. S. Allen


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1098 Daily History  Date Action
SCHOOLS; STATEWIDE ASSESSMENT 3/16 retained on House COW calendar.
SCHOOLS; STATEWIDE ASSESSMENT 3/14 from House rules okay.
SCHOOLS; STATEWIDE ASSESSMENT 2/28 from House educ with amend #4609.
SCHOOLS; STATEWIDE ASSESSMENT 2/20 referred to House educ.
SCHOOLS; STATEWIDE ASSESSMENT 2/6 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
SCHOOLS; STATEWIDE ASSESSMENT 2/2 Senate COW approved with amend #4030.
SCHOOLS; STATEWIDE ASSESSMENT 1/31 from Senate rules okay.
SCHOOLS; STATEWIDE ASSESSMENT 1/30 from Senate educ with amend #4030.
SCHOOLS; STATEWIDE ASSESSMENT 1/26 Senate educ amended; report awaited.
SCHOOLS; STATEWIDE ASSESSMENT 1/17 referred to Senate educ.
S1166: EMPLOYMENT SECURITY; TIME FRAMES; INTEREST

Various changes relating to unemployment insurance. Interest on all benefit overpayment debts accrues at 10 percent a year. The Department of Economic Security is authorized to waive a portion of any accrued interest for good cause shown. If the Dept makes an unemployment insurance liability determination, the determination becomes final with respect to the employing unit 30 days, reduced from 60 days, after written notice is served. If an employer makes voluntary unemployment contribution payments, they must be included in the employer's account as of the employer's most recent computation date if they are made on or before the following February 28th, instead of January 31st. The deadline for employers to file for reassessment of any delinquency assessment is 30 days after written notice of the assessment, increased from 15 days. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Fann


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1166 Daily History  Date Action
EMPLOYMENT SECURITY; TIME FRAMES; INTEREST 3/14 signed by governor. Chap. 15, Laws 2017.
EMPLOYMENT SECURITY; TIME FRAMES; INTEREST 3/9 passed House 59-0; ready for governor.
EMPLOYMENT SECURITY; TIME FRAMES; INTEREST 3/6 from House rules okay. To House consent calendar.
EMPLOYMENT SECURITY; TIME FRAMES; INTEREST 2/28 from House com do pass.
EMPLOYMENT SECURITY; TIME FRAMES; INTEREST 2/28 House com do pass; report awaited.
EMPLOYMENT SECURITY; TIME FRAMES; INTEREST 2/20 referred to House com.
EMPLOYMENT SECURITY; TIME FRAMES; INTEREST 2/13 passed Senate 29-1; ready for House.
EMPLOYMENT SECURITY; TIME FRAMES; INTEREST 2/7 from Senate rules okay.
EMPLOYMENT SECURITY; TIME FRAMES; INTEREST 2/6 to Senate consent calendar.
EMPLOYMENT SECURITY; TIME FRAMES; INTEREST 1/31 from Senate com-pub safety do pass.
EMPLOYMENT SECURITY; TIME FRAMES; INTEREST 1/23 referred to Senate com-pub safety.
S1209: UNIVERSITIES; FINANCIAL INCENTIVES (TECH CORRECTION; HEALTH SERVICES; FEES)

The Arizona Board of Regents is required to adopt a policy directing each university under its jurisdiction to offer highly achieving high school students who reside in other states substantial financial incentives that may include financial aid or tuition waivers, based on academic criteria selected or developed by ABOR. Each university is required to publish information on its website about the financial incentives and include information about the financial incentives as part of its marketing and admissions process for prospective non-resident students. AS PASSED SENATE.

First sponsor: Sen. Smith


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1209 Daily History  Date Action
UNIVERSITIES; FINANCIAL INCENTIVES 3/21 from House educ with amend #4801.
UNIVERSITIES; FINANCIAL INCENTIVES 3/2 referred to House educ.
UNIVERSITIES; FINANCIAL INCENTIVES 2/22 passed Senate 22-8; ready for House.
UNIVERSITIES; FINANCIAL INCENTIVES 2/22 Senate COW approved with amend #4291. NOTE SHORT TITLE CHANGE.
TECH CORRECTION; HEALTH SERVICES; FEES 2/21 from Senate rules okay.
TECH CORRECTION; HEALTH SERVICES; FEES 2/20 from Senate educ with amend #4291.
TECH CORRECTION; HEALTH SERVICES; FEES 2/16 Senate educ amended; report awaited.
TECH CORRECTION; HEALTH SERVICES; FEES 2/9 Senate educ held.
TECH CORRECTION; HEALTH SERVICES; FEES 2/2 further referred to Senate educ.
TECH CORRECTION; HEALTH SERVICES; FEES 1/24 referred to Senate rules only.
S1212: TAX CREDIT CAP; ANGEL INVESTOR

From July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2021, the Arizona Commerce Authority may certify tax credits for qualified investments made in a qualified small business for up to $2.5 million each fiscal year, plus any unused credit capacity which carries over from the preceding fiscal years, reduced from $20 million. AS PASSED SENATE.

First sponsor: Sen. Fann


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1212 Daily History  Date Action
TAX CREDIT CAP; ANGEL INVESTOR 2/22 referred to House ways-means, appro.
TAX CREDIT CAP; ANGEL INVESTOR 2/20 passed Senate 24-5; ready for House.
TAX CREDIT CAP; ANGEL INVESTOR 2/16 Senate COW approved with floor amend #4296.
TAX CREDIT CAP; ANGEL INVESTOR 2/7 stricken from Senate consent calendar by Fann.
TAX CREDIT CAP; ANGEL INVESTOR 2/7 from Senate rules okay.
TAX CREDIT CAP; ANGEL INVESTOR 2/6 to Senate consent calendar.
TAX CREDIT CAP; ANGEL INVESTOR 2/1 from Senate fin do pass.
TAX CREDIT CAP; ANGEL INVESTOR 1/24 referred to Senate fin.
S1213: UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE; DISCLOSURE; STATE AGENCIES

The Department of Economic Security is authorized to disclose unemployment insurance information to the Industrial Commission, Department of Insurance or Attorney General for use by those agencies in the investigation and prosecution of workers' compensation fraud.

First sponsor: Sen. Fann


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1213 Daily History  Date Action
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE; DISCLOSURE; STATE AGENCIES 2/6 Senate com-pub safety held.
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE; DISCLOSURE; STATE AGENCIES 1/24 referred to Senate com-pub safety.
S1243: MISCONDUCT INVOLVING WEAPONS; PUBLIC PLACES

A person who possesses a valid concealed weapons permit is exempt from the prohibition on carrying a concealed weapon in a public establishment or at a public event. Some exceptions, including for public establishments or events that are a "secured facility" (defined), that are the licensed premises of a liquor licensee, that are an educational institution, and that are a vehicle or craft.

First sponsor: Sen. Kavanagh


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1243 Daily History  Date Action
MISCONDUCT INVOLVING WEAPONS; PUBLIC PLACES 2/28 FAILED to pass Senate 14-16.
MISCONDUCT INVOLVING WEAPONS; PUBLIC PLACES 2/27 Senate COW approved.
MISCONDUCT INVOLVING WEAPONS; PUBLIC PLACES 2/7 stricken from Senate consent calendar by Contreras.
MISCONDUCT INVOLVING WEAPONS; PUBLIC PLACES 2/7 from Senate rules okay.
MISCONDUCT INVOLVING WEAPONS; PUBLIC PLACES 2/6 to Senate consent calendar.
MISCONDUCT INVOLVING WEAPONS; PUBLIC PLACES 2/2 from Senate gov do pass.
MISCONDUCT INVOLVING WEAPONS; PUBLIC PLACES 1/24 referred to Senate gov.
S1251: JTEDS; NINTH GRADERS; FUNDING

Students in 9th grade who are enrolled in courses offered by a Joint Technical Education District (JTED) or career and technical education courses may be included in a joint district's student count and average daily membership, and may be funded in whole or in part with monies provided by a JTED.

First sponsor: Sen. Farley


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1251 Daily History  Date Action
JTEDS; NINTH GRADERS; FUNDING 1/25 referred to Senate educ, appro.
S1254: SCHOOLS; ADMISSIONS; DESEGREGATION

Repeals statute establishing desegregation-related admissions requirements for school districts and charter schools.

First sponsor: Sen. Griffin


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1254 Daily History  Date Action
SCHOOLS; ADMISSIONS; DESEGREGATION 3/21 stricken from House consent calendar by Martinez.
SCHOOLS; ADMISSIONS; DESEGREGATION 3/21 from House rules okay.
SCHOOLS; ADMISSIONS; DESEGREGATION 3/20 to House consent calendar.
SCHOOLS; ADMISSIONS; DESEGREGATION 3/14 from House educ do pass.
SCHOOLS; ADMISSIONS; DESEGREGATION 2/27 referred to House educ.
SCHOOLS; ADMISSIONS; DESEGREGATION 2/13 passed Senate 29-1; ready for House.
SCHOOLS; ADMISSIONS; DESEGREGATION 2/7 from Senate rules okay.
SCHOOLS; ADMISSIONS; DESEGREGATION 2/6 to Senate consent calendar.
SCHOOLS; ADMISSIONS; DESEGREGATION 2/6 from Senate educ do pass.
SCHOOLS; ADMISSIONS; DESEGREGATION 2/2 Senate educ do pass; report awaited.
SCHOOLS; ADMISSIONS; DESEGREGATION 1/25 referred to Senate educ.
S1304: JTEDS; ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAMS; REVIEW EXEMPTION

Joint Technical Education District programs and courses that are primarily devoted to teaching entrepreneurship methods and skills are not subject to five-year reviews by the Department of Education.

First sponsor: Sen. Farley


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1304 Daily History  Date Action
JTEDS; ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAMS; REVIEW EXEMPTION 1/26 referred to Senate educ.
S1314: SCHOOLS; STUDENT DATA PRIVACY

An "operator" (defined as the operator of an internet website, online service or application or mobile application with actual knowledge that the site, service or application is used primarily for school purposes and was designed and marketed for school purposes) is prohibited from using information obtained because of the use of that site, service or application for school purposes to knowingly engaging in a list of actions, including "targeted advertising" (defined), selling or renting a student's information, and disclosing or using "covered information" (defined) for purposes other than a list of specifically authorized purposes. An operator is required to implement and maintain reasonable security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature of the covered information, and to delete a student's covered information if the public school requests deletion. Violations are an unlawful practice and the Attorney General is authorized to investigate violations and take appropriate action. AS PASSED SENATE.

First sponsor: Sen. S. Allen


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1314 Daily History  Date Action
SCHOOLS; STUDENT DATA PRIVACY 3/16 retained on House COW calendar.
SCHOOLS; STUDENT DATA PRIVACY 3/14 stricken from House consent calendar by Bolding and Leach.
SCHOOLS; STUDENT DATA PRIVACY 3/14 from House rules okay.
SCHOOLS; STUDENT DATA PRIVACY 3/13 to House consent calendar.
SCHOOLS; STUDENT DATA PRIVACY 3/7 from House educ do pass.
SCHOOLS; STUDENT DATA PRIVACY 2/27 referred to House educ.
SCHOOLS; STUDENT DATA PRIVACY 2/22 passed Senate 28-2; ready for House.
SCHOOLS; STUDENT DATA PRIVACY 2/21 Senate COW approved with floor amend #4389.
SCHOOLS; STUDENT DATA PRIVACY 2/7 stricken from Senate consent calendar by Allen.
SCHOOLS; STUDENT DATA PRIVACY 2/7 from Senate rules okay.
SCHOOLS; STUDENT DATA PRIVACY 2/6 to Senate consent calendar.
SCHOOLS; STUDENT DATA PRIVACY 2/6 from Senate educ do pass.
SCHOOLS; STUDENT DATA PRIVACY 2/2 Senate educ do pass; report awaited.
SCHOOLS; STUDENT DATA PRIVACY 1/26 referred to Senate educ.
S1331: WORKERS' COMPENSATION; TIERED RATE FILINGS

An workers' compensation insurer is authorized to file with the Department of Insurance a rate filing for workers' compensation insurance that provides for a plan with more than one rate tier if the filing complies with a list of specified requirements.

First sponsor: Sen. Fann


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1331 Daily History  Date Action
WORKERS' COMPENSATION; TIERED RATE FILINGS 3/21 from House bank-ins with amend #4796. Additionally referred to House appro.
WORKERS' COMPENSATION; TIERED RATE FILINGS 3/13 House bank-ins held.
WORKERS' COMPENSATION; TIERED RATE FILINGS 3/6 House bank-ins held.
WORKERS' COMPENSATION; TIERED RATE FILINGS 2/27 House bank-ins held.
WORKERS' COMPENSATION; TIERED RATE FILINGS 2/20 referred to House bank-ins.
WORKERS' COMPENSATION; TIERED RATE FILINGS 2/16 passed Senate 29-0; ready for House.
WORKERS' COMPENSATION; TIERED RATE FILINGS 2/14 from Senate rules okay.
WORKERS' COMPENSATION; TIERED RATE FILINGS 2/13 to Senate consent calendar.
WORKERS' COMPENSATION; TIERED RATE FILINGS 2/7 from Senate com-pub safety do pass.
WORKERS' COMPENSATION; TIERED RATE FILINGS 1/26 referred to Senate com-pub safety.
S1332: WORKERS' COMP; UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE (WORKERS' COMPENSATION; WORK SEARCH REQUIREMENTS)

The interested parties to a workers' compensation claim are authorized to settle and release all or any part of an accepted claim, or to negotiate a full and final settlement if the period of disability is terminated by the insurance carrier or self-insured employer. Establishes requirements for any “full and final settlement” (defined), including specified attestations that must be included. Establishes criteria that the Industrial Commission is required to consider when determining whether a settlement is in the best interests of the employee. The list of entities that the Department or Office of Economic Opportunity is authorized to disclose unemployment insurance information to is expanded to include the Industrial Commission, Department of Insurance or Attorney General for use by those agencies in the prevention, investigation and prosecution of workers’ compensation fraud. Session law requires the Industrial Commission to review and determine a process for streamlining the authorization process for treatment by December 31, 2017. AS PASSED SENATE.

First sponsor: Sen. Fann


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1332 Daily History  Date Action
WORKERS' COMP; UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE 3/14 from House bank-ins with amend #4724.
WORKERS' COMP; UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE 2/28 referred to House bank-ins.
WORKERS' COMP; UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE 2/23 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
WORKERS' COMP; UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE 2/22 Senate COW approved with amend #4222. NOTE SHORT TITLE CHANGE.
WORKERS' COMPENSATION; WORK SEARCH REQUIREMENTS 2/21 from Senate rules okay.
WORKERS' COMPENSATION; WORK SEARCH REQUIREMENTS 2/14 from Senate com-pub safety with amend #4222.
WORKERS' COMPENSATION; WORK SEARCH REQUIREMENTS 1/26 referred to Senate com-pub safety.
S1333: WORKERS' COMPENSATION; CLAIM SETTLEMENT

The interested parties to a claim are authorized to settle and release all or any part of the claim, and to negotiate a "full and final settlement" (defined). Some exceptions. Requirements for a full and final settlement are established.

First sponsor: Sen. Fann


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1333 Daily History  Date Action
WORKERS' COMPENSATION; CLAIM SETTLEMENT 1/26 referred to Senate com-pub safety.
S1374: SCHOOLS; DATA PRIVACY

"School service providers" (defined) are required to provide information about the types of "student personal information" (defined) collected, obtain consent before using student personal information in a manner inconsistent with the privacy policy in effect at the time of collection, maintain a comprehensive information security program for student personal information, and deleted student personal information within a reasonable period of time unless consent is obtained from the student's parent or guardian to retain the information. School service providers are permitted to collect, use and share student personal information only for the purposes authorized by the school district, charter school or teacher, or with the consent of the student's parent or guardian. Establishes a list of prohibited acts by school service providers to take with student personal information. Violations are an unlawful practice and subject to investigation and enforcement by the Attorney General.

First sponsor: Sen. Montenegro


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1374 Daily History  Date Action
SCHOOLS; DATA PRIVACY 1/31 referred to Senate educ.
S1407: WORKERS' COMPENSATION; EMPLOYEE DEFINITION; NOTICE

For the purpose of workers’ compensation, beginning December 1, 2017, the state, a political subdivision or a self-insurance pool consisting of public entities is authorized to direct medical care, and requirements for entities that do so are specified. Establishes a process for an injured worker from one of these entities to choose an alternative treating physician, and allows an injured worker to seek and receive “emergency care” (defined) without restrictions in the case of a “medical emergency” (defined). Session law requires the chairman of the Industrial Commission to convene a 10-member panel to make recommendations for implementing these provisions. For the purpose of workers’ compensation statutes, the definition of "employee" is expanded to include a working member of a limited liability company (LLC) who owns less than 50 percent of the membership interest in the LLC, and a working member of an LLC who owns 50 percent of more of the membership interest in the LLC who is deemed an employee entitled to workers' compensation benefits on written acceptance of an application for coverage by the working member at the discretion of the insurance carrier for the LLC. The basis for computing wages for premium payments and compensation benefits for the working member is an assumed average monthly wage of $600 or more, up to the normal statutory maximums, and is subject to the discretionary approval of the insurance carrier. If a public safety employee files a request for a hearing in connection with the employee’s medical benefits or a change of physician request that alleges that immediate and irreparable injury, loss or damage will result if the hearing is not held before the time frames prescribed in statute, the Industrial Commission is required to notify the parties if the request for an expedited hearing is granted and, if granted, of a hearing date that is no more than 15 days after the date of the notice, and must require the administrative law judge to issue a determination on the matter and make an award within 5 days after the hearing. AS PASSED SENATE.

First sponsor: Sen. Fann


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1407 Daily History  Date Action
WORKERS' COMPENSATION; EMPLOYEE DEFINITION; NOTICE 3/21 stricken from House consent calendar by Powers Hannley, Boyer.
WORKERS' COMPENSATION; EMPLOYEE DEFINITION; NOTICE 3/21 from House rules okay.
WORKERS' COMPENSATION; EMPLOYEE DEFINITION; NOTICE 3/20 to House consent calendar.
WORKERS' COMPENSATION; EMPLOYEE DEFINITION; NOTICE 3/14 from House bank-ins do pass.
WORKERS' COMPENSATION; EMPLOYEE DEFINITION; NOTICE 3/8 referred to House bank-ins.
WORKERS' COMPENSATION; EMPLOYEE DEFINITION; NOTICE 3/6 Senate COW approved with floor amend #4670, a substitute for amend 4224; the rules tech amendment was withdrawn. Passed Senate 17-13; ready for House.
WORKERS' COMPENSATION; EMPLOYEE DEFINITION; NOTICE 3/1 retained on Senate COW calendar.
WORKERS' COMPENSATION; EMPLOYEE DEFINITION; NOTICE 2/21 from Senate rules with a technical amendment.
WORKERS' COMPENSATION; EMPLOYEE DEFINITION; NOTICE 2/14 from Senate com-pub safety with amend #4224.
WORKERS' COMPENSATION; EMPLOYEE DEFINITION; NOTICE 1/31 referred to Senate com-pub safety.
S1417: LAW ENFORCEMENT; WORKERS' COMPENSATION; EXPOSURE

A law enforcement officer that sustains a “significant exposure” (defined) is required to receive workers’ compensation from the date on which the significant exposure occurred. If an exposure is a Level I, II, III or IV (all defined), in addition to coverage for any eventual contraction of specified diseases after a significant exposure, a law enforcement officer will be covered for both medical and compensation benefits and any time lost as a result of medication taken as a result of the exposure. For the purpose of workers’ compensation statutes, the definition of “personal injury by accident arising out of and in the course of employment” is expanded to include a significant exposure if the employee is a law enforcement officer and the significant exposure occurs in the line of duty, in the course of an arrest or as a result of an assault on the officer.

First sponsor: Sen. Quezada


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1417 Daily History  Date Action
LAW ENFORCEMENT; WORKERS' COMPENSATION; EXPOSURE 1/31 referred to Senate com-pub safety.