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53rd Legislature - 1st Regular Session, 2017 Friday, Nov 24 2017 11:48 PM
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Bill Summaries
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


 
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.
H2010: ASRS; POLITICAL SUBDIVISION ENTITIES

Employees of "political subdivision entities" (defined in statute) who are hired on or after the effective date of this legislation are excluded from membership in the Arizona State Retirement System.

First sponsor: Rep. Ugenti-Rita


 
H2010 Daily History  Date Action
ASRS; POLITICAL SUBDIVISION ENTITIES 2/23 from House rules okay. House COW approved.
ASRS; POLITICAL SUBDIVISION ENTITIES 2/14 from House bank-ins do pass.
ASRS; POLITICAL SUBDIVISION ENTITIES 1/18 withdrawn from House gov and additionally referred to bank-ins.
ASRS; POLITICAL SUBDIVISION ENTITIES 1/9 referred to House gov.
H2012: CRISIS REFERRAL SERVICES; CONFIDENTIALITY

Any communication that is made to a "crisis referral service" by a "designated person" (both defined) and any records related to the communication are confidential. A crisis referral service and any service employees cannot be compelled to disclose the confidential information in a legal proceeding or investigation before any agency of the state or a political subdivision. Some exceptions.

First sponsor: Rep. Finchem


 
H2012 Daily History  Date Action
CRISIS REFERRAL SERVICES; CONFIDENTIALITY 1/9 referred to House jud-pub safety.
H2024: FALSE REPORTING; CLASSIFICATION

The criminal classification for knowingly making a false or fraudulent report for the purpose of interfering with the orderly operation of a law enforcement agency or misleading a peace officer is increased to a class 4 (mid-level) felony, from a class 1 (highest) misdemeanor.

First sponsor: Rep. Lawrence


 
H2024 Daily History  Date Action
FALSE REPORTING; CLASSIFICATION 1/9 referred to House jud-pub safety.
H2033: CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES; DEFINITION

For the purpose of controlled substances regulations, certain specified substances are added to the list of controlled substances included in schedule I. For the purpose of the criminal code, the definition of "narcotic drugs" is expanded to include certain specified substances. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Carter


 
H2033 Daily History  Date Action
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES; DEFINITION 3/24 signed by governor. Chap. 53, Laws 2017.
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES; DEFINITION 3/22 passed Senate 29-0; ready for governor.
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES; DEFINITION 3/7 from Senate rules okay.
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES; DEFINITION 3/6 to Senate consent calendar.
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES; DEFINITION 3/2 from Senate hel-hu ser do pass.
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES; DEFINITION 2/16 referred to Senate hel-hu ser.
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES; DEFINITION 2/1 passed House 60-0; ready for Senate.
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES; DEFINITION 1/31 House COW approved with floor amend #4042.
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES; DEFINITION 1/25 stricken from House consent calendar by Carter.
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES; DEFINITION 1/23 from House rules okay. To House consent calendar.
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES; DEFINITION 1/12 from House hel do pass.
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES; DEFINITION 1/12 House hel do pass; report awaited.
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES; DEFINITION 1/9 referred to House hel.
H2041: DHS; HEALTH CARE INSTITUTIONS; LICENSURE

A health care institution license issued by the Department of Health Services does not expire and remains valid unless the Dept revokes or suspends the license, or unless the license is considered void because the licensee did not pay the licensing fee before the due date. The Director of the Dept is authorized to establish by rule a licensing fee, including a grace period and a fee for late payments, and to establish a process for the Dept to notify a licensee of the licensing fee due date as well as a process for the licensee to request a different due date. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Carter


 
H2041 Daily History  Date Action
DHS; HEALTH CARE INSTITUTIONS; LICENSURE 3/31 signed by governor; Chap. 122, Laws 2017.
DHS; HEALTH CARE INSTITUTIONS; LICENSURE 3/30 passed Senate 29-0; ready for governor.
DHS; HEALTH CARE INSTITUTIONS; LICENSURE 3/7 from Senate rules okay.
DHS; HEALTH CARE INSTITUTIONS; LICENSURE 3/6 to Senate consent calendar.
DHS; HEALTH CARE INSTITUTIONS; LICENSURE 3/2 from Senate hel-hu ser do pass.
DHS; HEALTH CARE INSTITUTIONS; LICENSURE 2/16 referred to Senate hel-hu ser.
DHS; HEALTH CARE INSTITUTIONS; LICENSURE 2/2 House COW approved with amend #4001. Passed House 59-0; ready for Senate.
DHS; HEALTH CARE INSTITUTIONS; LICENSURE 1/31 from House rules okay.
DHS; HEALTH CARE INSTITUTIONS; LICENSURE 1/30 to House COW consent calendar.
DHS; HEALTH CARE INSTITUTIONS; LICENSURE 1/12 from House hel with amend #4001.
DHS; HEALTH CARE INSTITUTIONS; LICENSURE 1/12 House hel amended; report awaited.
DHS; HEALTH CARE INSTITUTIONS; LICENSURE 1/10 referred to House hel.
H2042: DHS; FINGERPRINTING REQUIREMENTS

Volunteers who provide medical services, nursing services, behavioral health services, health-related services home health services or supportive services at a residential care institution, nursing care institution or a home health agency are required to have a valid fingerprint clearance card. Some exceptions. The list of persons exempt from the fingerprinting requirements for children's behavioral health program personnel and volunteers is modified. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Carter


 
H2042 Daily History  Date Action
DHS; FINGERPRINTING REQUIREMENTS 3/21 signed by governor. Chap. 24, Laws 2017.
DHS; FINGERPRINTING REQUIREMENTS 3/14 passed Senate 30-0; ready for governor.
DHS; FINGERPRINTING REQUIREMENTS 3/7 from Senate rules okay.
DHS; FINGERPRINTING REQUIREMENTS 3/6 to Senate consent calendar.
DHS; FINGERPRINTING REQUIREMENTS 3/2 from Senate hel-hu ser do pass.
DHS; FINGERPRINTING REQUIREMENTS 2/16 referred to Senate hel-hu ser.
DHS; FINGERPRINTING REQUIREMENTS 2/1 passed House 60-0; ready for Senate.
DHS; FINGERPRINTING REQUIREMENTS 1/31 House COW approved with amend #4002 and floor amend #4043.
DHS; FINGERPRINTING REQUIREMENTS 1/26 retained on House COW calendar.
DHS; FINGERPRINTING REQUIREMENTS 1/25 stricken from House COW consent calendar by Carter.
DHS; FINGERPRINTING REQUIREMENTS 1/23 from House rules okay. To House COW consent calendar.
DHS; FINGERPRINTING REQUIREMENTS 1/12 from House hel with amend #4002.
DHS; FINGERPRINTING REQUIREMENTS 1/12 House hel amended; report awaited.
DHS; FINGERPRINTING REQUIREMENTS 1/10 referred to House hel.
H2076: ADVANCED DIRECTIVES REGISTRY; PROVIDER ACCESS

By December 31, 2018, the Secretary of State is required to establish in rule a process for "health care providers" (defined) to access the health care advanced directives registry. Except for acts of gross negligence, wilful misconduct or intentional wrongdoing, the state and its contractors are not subject to civil liability for claims or demands arising out of the provision of access to information stored in the registry. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Carter


 
H2076 Daily History  Date Action
ADVANCED DIRECTIVES REGISTRY; PROVIDER ACCESS 4/17 signed by governor. Chap. 154, Laws 2017.
ADVANCED DIRECTIVES REGISTRY; PROVIDER ACCESS 4/13 passed Senate 29-0; ready for governor.
ADVANCED DIRECTIVES REGISTRY; PROVIDER ACCESS 3/28 from Senate rules okay.
ADVANCED DIRECTIVES REGISTRY; PROVIDER ACCESS 3/27 to Senate consent calendar.
ADVANCED DIRECTIVES REGISTRY; PROVIDER ACCESS 3/23 from Senate hel-hu ser do pass.
ADVANCED DIRECTIVES REGISTRY; PROVIDER ACCESS 3/22 Senate hel-hu ser do pass; report awaited.
ADVANCED DIRECTIVES REGISTRY; PROVIDER ACCESS 2/28 referred to Senate hel-hu ser.
ADVANCED DIRECTIVES REGISTRY; PROVIDER ACCESS 2/23 House COW approved with floor amend #4550, a substitute for amend 4024. Passed House 60-0; ready for Senate.
ADVANCED DIRECTIVES REGISTRY; PROVIDER ACCESS 2/13 retained on House COW calendar.
ADVANCED DIRECTIVES REGISTRY; PROVIDER ACCESS 2/7 from House rules okay.
ADVANCED DIRECTIVES REGISTRY; PROVIDER ACCESS 2/6 to House COW consent calendar.
ADVANCED DIRECTIVES REGISTRY; PROVIDER ACCESS 1/26 from House hel with amend #4024.
ADVANCED DIRECTIVES REGISTRY; PROVIDER ACCESS 1/26 House hel amended; report awaited.
ADVANCED DIRECTIVES REGISTRY; PROVIDER ACCESS 1/17 referred to House hel.
H2135: HEALTH CARE WORKFORCE; DATA

Establishes a 15-member Task Force on Health Care Professional Workforce Data to research and make recommendations for the establishment of a resource center for the collection of data concerning the health care professional workforce. The Task Force is required to submit a report of its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the Legislature by March 1, 2018 and self-repeals July 1, 2018.

First sponsor: Rep. Carter


 
H2135 Daily History  Date Action
HEALTH CARE WORKFORCE; DATA 1/17 referred to House rules only.
H2140: ARIZONA SILVER-HAIRED LEGISLATURE

Establishes the Arizona Silver-Haired Legislature, a nonpartisan panel consisting of Arizona citizens who are at least 60 years of age and who are elected by their peers, to identify and discuss policy issues and annually submit its recommendations to the Governor and the Legislature. The panel terminates on July 1, 2025.

First sponsor: Rep. Gabaldon
Others: Rep. Alston, Rep. Andrade, Rep. Bolding, Rep. Espinoza, Rep. Fernandez, Rep. Gonzales, Rep. Powers Hannley, Rep. Rubalcava, Rep. Saldate


 
H2140 Daily History  Date Action
ARIZONA SILVER-HAIRED LEGISLATURE 5/10 referred to Senate rules only.
ARIZONA SILVER-HAIRED LEGISLATURE 2/6 passed House 31-28; ready for Senate.
ARIZONA SILVER-HAIRED LEGISLATURE 2/2 House COW approved.
ARIZONA SILVER-HAIRED LEGISLATURE 1/31 stricken from House consent calendar by Livingston.
ARIZONA SILVER-HAIRED LEGISLATURE 1/31 from House rules okay.
ARIZONA SILVER-HAIRED LEGISLATURE 1/30 to House consent calendar.
ARIZONA SILVER-HAIRED LEGISLATURE 1/19 from House gov do pass.
ARIZONA SILVER-HAIRED LEGISLATURE 1/12 referred to House gov.
H2166: ASRS; RETURN TO WORK

Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) employers are required to pay retirement contributions at an alternate contribution rate on behalf of a retired member who returns to work with an ASRS employer in a position that is similar in duties and responsibilities to that of a position ordinarily filled by an employee of the employer, instead of only a retired member who returns to work in a position ordinarily filled by an employee of the employer. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Livingston


 
H2166 Daily History  Date Action
ASRS; RETURN TO WORK 5/1 signed by governor. Chap. 227, Laws 2017.
ASRS; RETURN TO WORK 4/25 House concurred in Senate amendments and passed on final reading 48-8; ready for governor.
ASRS; RETURN TO WORK 4/20 passed Senate 28-2; ready for House action on Senate amendments.
ASRS; RETURN TO WORK 4/11 Senate COW approved with amend #4736.
ASRS; RETURN TO WORK 3/21 from Senate rules okay.
ASRS; RETURN TO WORK 3/15 from Senate fin with amend #4736.
ASRS; RETURN TO WORK 2/16 referred to Senate fin.
ASRS; RETURN TO WORK 2/13 passed House 39-20; ready for Senate.
ASRS; RETURN TO WORK 2/7 from House rules okay.
ASRS; RETURN TO WORK 2/6 to House consent calendar.
ASRS; RETURN TO WORK 1/31 from House bank-ins do pass.
ASRS; RETURN TO WORK 1/17 referred to House bank-ins.
H2167: ASRS; CONTRIBUTIONS; ADJUSTMENTS

If more than the correct amount of employer or member contributions is paid into the Arizona State Retirement System through a mistake of law, ASRS is required to return those contributions to the employer upon request through an employer credit. If less than the correct amount of employer or member contributions is paid into ASRS by an employer, members who are inactive, retired or on long-term disability must make required payments using after-tax income and a personal check, cashier's check or money order. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Livingston


 
H2167 Daily History  Date Action
ASRS; CONTRIBUTIONS; ADJUSTMENTS 5/10 signed by governor. Chap. 291, Laws 2017.
ASRS; CONTRIBUTIONS; ADJUSTMENTS 5/8 passed Senate 28-0; ready for governor.
ASRS; CONTRIBUTIONS; ADJUSTMENTS 3/21 from Senate rules okay.
ASRS; CONTRIBUTIONS; ADJUSTMENTS 3/20 to Senate consent calendar.
ASRS; CONTRIBUTIONS; ADJUSTMENTS 3/15 from Senate fin do pass.
ASRS; CONTRIBUTIONS; ADJUSTMENTS 2/16 referred to Senate fin.
ASRS; CONTRIBUTIONS; ADJUSTMENTS 2/9 passed House 41-17; ready for Senate.
ASRS; CONTRIBUTIONS; ADJUSTMENTS 2/7 from House rules okay.
ASRS; CONTRIBUTIONS; ADJUSTMENTS 2/6 to House consent calendar.
ASRS; CONTRIBUTIONS; ADJUSTMENTS 1/31 from House bank-ins do pass.
ASRS; CONTRIBUTIONS; ADJUSTMENTS 1/17 referred to House bank-ins.
H2168: ASRS; REINSTATEMENT; CONTRIBUTION AMOUNT

A member of the Arizona State Retirement System who is reemployed by an ASRS employer is permitted to redeposit the amount of the contributions that the ASRS paid, instead of that the member received, at the time of the member's separation from service, with interest. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Livingston


 
H2168 Daily History  Date Action
ASRS; REINSTATEMENT; CONTRIBUTION AMOUNT 5/10 signed by governor. Chap. 292, Laws 2017.
ASRS; REINSTATEMENT; CONTRIBUTION AMOUNT 5/8 passed Senate 28-0; ready for governor.
ASRS; REINSTATEMENT; CONTRIBUTION AMOUNT 3/21 from Senate rules okay.
ASRS; REINSTATEMENT; CONTRIBUTION AMOUNT 3/20 to Senate consent calendar.
ASRS; REINSTATEMENT; CONTRIBUTION AMOUNT 3/15 from Senate fin do pass.
ASRS; REINSTATEMENT; CONTRIBUTION AMOUNT 2/16 referred to Senate fin.
ASRS; REINSTATEMENT; CONTRIBUTION AMOUNT 2/9 passed House 49-9; ready for Senate.
ASRS; REINSTATEMENT; CONTRIBUTION AMOUNT 2/7 from House rules okay.
ASRS; REINSTATEMENT; CONTRIBUTION AMOUNT 2/6 to House consent calendar.
ASRS; REINSTATEMENT; CONTRIBUTION AMOUNT 1/31 from House bank-ins do pass.
ASRS; REINSTATEMENT; CONTRIBUTION AMOUNT 1/17 referred to House bank-ins.
H2176: MOBILE HOME RELOCATION; LONG-TERM RVS

If a tenant is required to move due to a change in use or redevelopment of the mobile home park, the maximum amount that the tenant may collect from the Mobile Home Relocation Fund is $7,500, increased from $5,000, for a single section mobile home and $12,500, increased from $10,000, for a multisection mobile home. Each owner of a park trailer or park model located in a park who does not own the land on which it is located is required to annually pay an assessment to the Fund of 0.5 percent of the taxable assessed valuation of the park trailer or park model. The Dept is required to notify all county assessors to waive the assessment for any year if monies in the Fund exceed $8 million, and notify the county assessors to reinstate the assessment if at the end of a fiscal year the amount of monies in the Fund is less than $6 million. For recreational vehicles that are park trailers or park models, the landlord is required to notify all tenants in writing of a change in use at least 180 days before the change in use, is prohibited from increasing rent within 90 days before giving notice of a change in use, and is required to pay $250 to the Fund for each park trailer or park model relocated. If a tenant is required to move due to a change in use or redevelopment of the park, the tenant is permitted to collect payment from the Fund, abandon the park trailer or park model and collect 1/4 of the maximum allowable moving expense from the Fund, and to collect additional monies from the Fund for incremental costs of removing a ground set park trailer or park model, if applicable. Establishes a list of permitted actions that a person who inherits a mobile home by will, trust or any other testamentary conveyance may take with regard to the mobile home. Also, Department of Health Services rules relating to sewage disposal, trash collection and disposal, and water supply for trailer coach parks do not apply to two or fewer recreational vehicles that are not park models or park trailers, that are parked on owner-occupied residential property for less than 60 days and for which no rent or other compensation is paid. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Coleman


 
H2176 Daily History  Date Action
MOBILE HOME RELOCATION; LONG-TERM RVS 3/29 signed by governor. Chap. 91, Laws 2017.
MOBILE HOME RELOCATION; LONG-TERM RVS 3/23 House concurred in Senate amendments and passed on final reading 56-0; ready for governor.
MOBILE HOME RELOCATION; LONG-TERM RVS 3/20 passed Senate 29-0; ready for House action on Senate amendments.
MOBILE HOME RELOCATION; LONG-TERM RVS 3/16 Senate COW approved with amend #4672.
MOBILE HOME RELOCATION; LONG-TERM RVS 3/14 from Senate rules okay.
MOBILE HOME RELOCATION; LONG-TERM RVS 3/7 from Senate com-pub safety with amend #4672.
MOBILE HOME RELOCATION; LONG-TERM RVS 2/16 referred to Senate com-pub safety.
MOBILE HOME RELOCATION; LONG-TERM RVS 2/13 passed House 58-1; ready for Senate.
MOBILE HOME RELOCATION; LONG-TERM RVS 2/13 House COW approved with amend #4033 and floor amend #4186.
MOBILE HOME RELOCATION; LONG-TERM RVS 2/8 stricken from House COW consent calendar by Coleman.
MOBILE HOME RELOCATION; LONG-TERM RVS 2/7 from House rules okay.
MOBILE HOME RELOCATION; LONG-TERM RVS 2/6 to House COW consent calendar.
MOBILE HOME RELOCATION; LONG-TERM RVS 1/26 from House gov with amend #4033.
MOBILE HOME RELOCATION; LONG-TERM RVS 1/26 House gov amended; report awaited.
MOBILE HOME RELOCATION; LONG-TERM RVS 1/17 referred to House gov.
H2186: OMBUDSMAN-CITIZENS AID; REPORTS

The information that must be included in the Ombudsman-Citizens Aide's annual report to the Governor and the Legislature is expanded to include a description of the public awareness and outreach activities conducted by the Ombudsman-Citizens Aide. Effective August 1, 2018, each "state government" that maintains a generally accessible internet website is required to include a link on that website to the website of the Ombudsman-Citizens Aide and a statement that the Ombudsman-Citizens Aide helps citizens to resolve ongoing issues with state agencies. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Thorpe


 
H2186 Daily History  Date Action
OMBUDSMAN-CITIZENS AID; REPORTS 3/21 signed by governor. Chap. 30, Laws 2017.
OMBUDSMAN-CITIZENS AID; REPORTS 3/14 passed Senate 30-0; ready for governor.
OMBUDSMAN-CITIZENS AID; REPORTS 3/7 from Senate rules okay.
OMBUDSMAN-CITIZENS AID; REPORTS 3/6 to Senate consent calendar.
OMBUDSMAN-CITIZENS AID; REPORTS 3/2 from Senate gov do pass.
OMBUDSMAN-CITIZENS AID; REPORTS 2/16 referred to Senate gov.
OMBUDSMAN-CITIZENS AID; REPORTS 2/14 House COW approved with floor amend #4229. Passed House 60-0; ready for Senate.
OMBUDSMAN-CITIZENS AID; REPORTS 2/13 House voted to bring bill to COW the week of February 13 for amendment.
OMBUDSMAN-CITIZENS AID; REPORTS 2/7 from House rules okay.
OMBUDSMAN-CITIZENS AID; REPORTS 2/6 to House consent calendar.
OMBUDSMAN-CITIZENS AID; REPORTS 1/26 from House gov do pass.
OMBUDSMAN-CITIZENS AID; REPORTS 1/26 House gov do pass; report awaited.
OMBUDSMAN-CITIZENS AID; REPORTS 1/17 referred to House gov.
H2190: DHS; STROKE; TREATMENT INFO; REGISTRY

The Department of Health Services is required to establish and maintain a statewide stroke registry to compile information and statistics concerning the treatment of patients who suffer from strokes in Arizona. Establishes requirements for the registry.

First sponsor: Rep. Cobb


 
H2190 Daily History  Date Action
DHS; STROKE; TREATMENT INFO; REGISTRY 2/9 House hel held.
DHS; STROKE; TREATMENT INFO; REGISTRY 1/17 referred to House hel.
H2197: TELEMEDICINE; AUDIO VISUAL REQUIREMENTS

Deletes the requirement that telemedicine audio and visual capability meets the elements required by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Carter
Others: Sen. Brophy McGee, Rep. Cobb


 
H2197 Daily History  Date Action
TELEMEDICINE; AUDIO VISUAL REQUIREMENTS 4/18 signed by governor. Chap. 164, Laws 2017.
TELEMEDICINE; AUDIO VISUAL REQUIREMENTS 4/13 House concurred in Senate amendments and passed on final reading 57-0; ready for governor.
TELEMEDICINE; AUDIO VISUAL REQUIREMENTS 3/28 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House action on Senate amendments.
TELEMEDICINE; AUDIO VISUAL REQUIREMENTS 3/27 Senate COW approved with amend #4741 and the rules tech amendment.
TELEMEDICINE; AUDIO VISUAL REQUIREMENTS 3/21 from Senate rules with a technical amendment.
TELEMEDICINE; AUDIO VISUAL REQUIREMENTS 3/16 from Senate hel-hu ser with amend #4741.
TELEMEDICINE; AUDIO VISUAL REQUIREMENTS 2/16 referred to Senate hel-hu ser.
TELEMEDICINE; AUDIO VISUAL REQUIREMENTS 2/13 passed House 59-0; ready for Senate.
TELEMEDICINE; AUDIO VISUAL REQUIREMENTS 2/9 House COW approved with floor amend #4156.
TELEMEDICINE; AUDIO VISUAL REQUIREMENTS 2/7 from House rules okay. Stricken from House consent calendar by Carter.
TELEMEDICINE; AUDIO VISUAL REQUIREMENTS 2/6 to House consent calendar.
TELEMEDICINE; AUDIO VISUAL REQUIREMENTS 1/26 from House hel do pass.
TELEMEDICINE; AUDIO VISUAL REQUIREMENTS 1/23 referred to House hel.
H2206: APPROPRIATIONS; DES; DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

Makes a supplemental appropriation of an unspecified amount (blank in original) from the general fund in FY2017-18 and of an unspecified amount (blank in original) from the Long-Term Care System Fund in FY2017-18 to the Department of Economic Security for capitation rate adjustments related to Arizona Long-Terms Care System developmental disability services. The Dept is authorized to increase the home and community based service provider reimbursement rates for services contracted with the Division of Developmental Disabilities to more than 100 percent of the benchmark rates published in the 2014 rate rebase study.

First sponsor: Rep. Carter


 
H2206 Daily History  Date Action
APPROPRIATIONS; DES; DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES 1/18 referred to House hel, appro.
H2207: APPROPRIATION; NONMEDICAL SERVICES; AGING

Makes a supplemental appropriation of an unspecified amount (blank in original) from the general fund in FY2017-18 to the Department of Economic Security for nonmedical home and community based services provided through area agencies on aging.

First sponsor: Rep. Carter


 
H2207 Daily History  Date Action
APPROPRIATION; NONMEDICAL SERVICES; AGING 1/17 referred to House hel, appro.
H2209: FAMILY CAREGIVER INCOME TAX CREDIT

For tax years beginning with 2018, an individual income tax credit is established for taxpayers who incur "qualifying expenses" (defined) for the care and support of "qualifying family members" (defined) in the taxpayer's home. The amount of the credit is equal to 50 percent of the qualifying expenses incurred, up to $1,000. To qualify for the credit, the taxpayer's Arizona gross income in the tax year cannot exceed $75,000 for a single person or a married person filing separately, or $150,000 for a married couple filing jointly. If the allowable amount of the credit exceeds taxes due, the unused amount of the credit is waived and cannot be refunded or carried forward.

First sponsor: Rep. Carter


 
H2209 Daily History  Date Action
FAMILY CAREGIVER INCOME TAX CREDIT 2/8 from House ways-means do pass.
FAMILY CAREGIVER INCOME TAX CREDIT 1/17 referred to House ways-means.
H2278: MOTOR VEHICLE TITLE LOANS; PROHIBITION

A person, whether located in Arizona or another state, is prohibited from making, offering or arranging a secondary motor vehicle finance transaction to or with an individual in Arizona. A transaction made in violation is void as to principal and all charges, constitutes an unlawful practice and is subject to enforcement procedures and penalties under consumer fraud statutes.

First sponsor: Rep. Salman
Others: Rep. Alston, Rep. Andrade, Rep. Benally, Rep. Blanc, Rep. Butler, Rep. Cardenas, Rep. Clark, Sen. Contreras, Rep. Engel, Rep. Espinoza, Rep. Fernandez, Rep. Gabaldon, Rep. Hernandez, Rep. Martinez, Sen. Mendez, Rep. Navarrete, Rep. Powers Hannley, Rep. Rios, Rep. Rubalcava, Rep. Saldate


 
H2278 Daily History  Date Action
MOTOR VEHICLE TITLE LOANS; PROHIBITION 1/17 referred to House bank-ins.
H2307: CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES PRESCRIPTION MONITORING PROG

The maximum amount the Executive Director of the Board of Pharmacy is authorized to annually transfer to the Controlled Substances Prescription Monitoring Program from the Board of Pharmacy Fund is increased to $500,000, from $395,795. Each medical practitioner regulatory board is required to notify medical practitioners who register under the federal Controlled Substances Act of the practitioner's responsibility to register with the Board of Pharmacy and be granted access to the Program's central database tracking system, instead of each board being required to notify the Board of Pharmacy and the Board of Pharmacy notifying the practitioners. The purposes for which the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System Administration is authorized to use confidential data from the Program for are expanded to include for performing a drug utilization review for controlled substances to help combat opioid overuse or abuse or for ensuring the continuity of care. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Carter


 
H2307 Daily History  Date Action
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES PRESCRIPTION MONITORING PROG 3/24 signed by governor. Chap. 61, Laws 2017.
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES PRESCRIPTION MONITORING PROG 3/20 passed Senate 22-7; ready for governor.
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES PRESCRIPTION MONITORING PROG 3/14 from Senate rules okay.
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES PRESCRIPTION MONITORING PROG 3/13 to Senate consent calendar.
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES PRESCRIPTION MONITORING PROG 3/9 from Senate hel-hu ser do pass.
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES PRESCRIPTION MONITORING PROG 2/27 referred to Senate hel-hu ser.
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES PRESCRIPTION MONITORING PROG 2/21 passed House 47-11; ready for Senate.
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES PRESCRIPTION MONITORING PROG 2/20 House COW approved with amend #4167.
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES PRESCRIPTION MONITORING PROG 2/16 from House rules okay.
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES PRESCRIPTION MONITORING PROG 2/15 to House COW consent calendar.
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES PRESCRIPTION MONITORING PROG 2/9 from House hel with amend #4167.
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES PRESCRIPTION MONITORING PROG 2/9 House hel amended; report awaited.
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES PRESCRIPTION MONITORING PROG 2/2 House hel held.
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES PRESCRIPTION MONITORING PROG 1/18 referred to House hel.
H2310: APPROPS; ALTCS; ELDERLY; PHYSICAL DISABILITIES

Makes a supplemental appropriation of an unspecified amount (blank in original) from the general fund in FY2017-18 and an unspecified amount (blank in original) from expenditure authority in FY2017-18 to the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System for fee-for-service and capitation rate adjustments related to Arizona Long-Term Care System elderly services and services for persons with physical disabilities.

First sponsor: Rep. Carter


 
H2310 Daily History  Date Action
APPROPS; ALTCS; ELDERLY; PHYSICAL DISABILITIES 1/17 referred to House hel, appro.
H2323: CRITICAL HEALTH INFO; EMERGENCY RESPONDERS

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

First sponsor: Rep. Gabaldon
Others: Rep. Alston, Rep. Andrade, Rep. Benally, Rep. Blanc, Rep. Bolding, Rep. Bowers, Rep. Boyer, Sen. Brophy McGee, Sen. Cajero Bedford, Rep. Campbell, Rep. Cardenas, Rep. Carter, Rep. Chavez, Rep. Clark, Rep. Clodfelter, Rep. Coleman, Sen. Contreras, Rep. Cook, Sen. Dalessandro, Rep. Engel, Rep. Epstein, Rep. Espinoza, Sen. Fann, Sen. Farley, Rep. Fernandez, Rep. Friese, Rep. Gonzales, Rep. Hernandez, Rep. Lawrence, Rep. Leach, Rep. Martinez, Sen. Mendez, Sen. Miranda, Rep. Navarrete, Rep. Norgaard, Sen. Otondo, Sen. Peshlakai, Rep. Powers Hannley, Sen. Quezada, Rep. Rios, Rep. Rivero, Rep. Rubalcava, Rep. Saldate, Rep. Salman, Rep. Shope, Rep. Thorpe


 
H2323 Daily History  Date Action
CRITICAL HEALTH INFO; EMERGENCY RESPONDERS 3/9 from Senate gov do pass.
CRITICAL HEALTH INFO; EMERGENCY RESPONDERS 3/8 Senate gov do pass; report awaited.
CRITICAL HEALTH INFO; EMERGENCY RESPONDERS 2/27 referred to Senate gov.
CRITICAL HEALTH INFO; EMERGENCY RESPONDERS 2/22 passed House 59-0; ready for Senate.
CRITICAL HEALTH INFO; EMERGENCY RESPONDERS 2/20 from House rules okay.
CRITICAL HEALTH INFO; EMERGENCY RESPONDERS 2/20 to House consent calendar.
CRITICAL HEALTH INFO; EMERGENCY RESPONDERS 2/16 from House hel do pass.
CRITICAL HEALTH INFO; EMERGENCY RESPONDERS 1/18 referred to House hel.
H2336: END-OF-LIFE DECISIONS; TERMINALLY ILL

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

First sponsor: Rep. Powers Hannley
Others: Rep. Alston, Rep. Andrade, Rep. Butler, Rep. Cardenas, Rep. Engel, Sen. Farley, Rep. Fernandez, Rep. Friese, Rep. Gabaldon, Rep. Gonzales, Rep. Hernandez, Sen. Mendez, Sen. Quezada, Rep. Rubalcava, Rep. Salman


 
H2336 Daily History  Date Action
END-OF-LIFE DECISIONS; TERMINALLY ILL 1/24 referred to House hel.
H2378: DISPENSING OPTICIANS; REPEAL OF REGULATION

Dispensing opticians and optical establishments are not required to be licensed and must post in a conspicuous location a sign that states "optical services offered by (dispensing optician's or optical establishment's name) are not regulated by this state." Various statutes relating to the licensing of dispensing opticians are repealed. Due to voter protection, one section of this legislation containing conforming changes only requires the affirmative vote of at least 3/4 of the members of each house of the Legislature for passage.

First sponsor: Rep. Mosley
Others: Rep. J. Allen, Rep. Barton, Sen. Borrelli, Rep. Bowers, Rep. Clodfelter, Rep. Coleman, Rep. Cook, Rep. Descheenie, Rep. Espinoza, Sen. Fann, Rep. Grantham, Rep. John, Rep. Lawrence, Rep. Livingston, Rep. Payne, Sen. Petersen, Rep. Shope, Rep. Thorpe, Rep. Weninger


 
H2378 Daily History  Date Action
DISPENSING OPTICIANS; REPEAL OF REGULATION 2/7 House com held.
DISPENSING OPTICIANS; REPEAL OF REGULATION 2/2 referred to House com.
H2397: AHCCCS; MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES; BENEFITS; APPROP

Subject to available appropriations, the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) Administration is required to provide a specified low income Medicare beneficiary the same benefits under AHCCCS as a qualified Medicare beneficiary only. Appropriates $27.5 million from the general fund in FY2017-18 to AHCCCS to provide these benefits.

First sponsor: Rep. Bowers


 
H2397 Daily History  Date Action
AHCCCS; MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES; BENEFITS; APPROP 2/7 referred to House hel, appro.
H2408: DISABILITY PARKING; WHEELCHAIR USERS

If a parking space for persons with disabilities is a van accessible space with at least eight-foot aisles, the permanent sign posted at the space must include the caption "wheelchair only" and only a person issued a valid placard or special plate that demonstrates a disability requiring a wheelchair may park in those spaces.

First sponsor: Rep. Stringer
Others: Rep. Campbell, Rep. Mitchell


 
H2408 Daily History  Date Action
DISABILITY PARKING; WHEELCHAIR USERS 3/7 Senate trans-tech held.
DISABILITY PARKING; WHEELCHAIR USERS 2/28 referred to Senate trans-tech.
DISABILITY PARKING; WHEELCHAIR USERS 2/21 House COW approved. Passed House 33-25; ready for Senate.
DISABILITY PARKING; WHEELCHAIR USERS 2/20 from House rules okay. Stricken from House consent calendar by Martinez.
DISABILITY PARKING; WHEELCHAIR USERS 2/20 to House consent calendar.
DISABILITY PARKING; WHEELCHAIR USERS 2/16 from House trans-inf do pass.
DISABILITY PARKING; WHEELCHAIR USERS 2/7 referred to House trans-inf.
H2409: INJUNCTION AGAINST HARASSMENT; PETITION; HEARING

For the purposes of injunctions against harassment, the definition of "harassment" is changed to "three or more distinct acts that occur within one calendar year that are clearly directed at a specific person and that would cause a reasonable person to be seriously in fear for the person's physical safety and the conduct in fact seriously threatens the physical safety of the person." A petition for an injunction against harassment is required to include a statement articulating at least three specific and distinct events and dates of the acts constituting the alleged harassment. When the court makes a determination on the petition, the court may consider only evidence that was included in the petition, and the court is prohibited from finding that good cause exists if the irreparable harm that would result to the plaintiff is not based on the specific information that would lead a reasonable person to believe the harm may occur.

First sponsor: Rep. Thorpe
Others: Rep. Barton, Sen. Borrelli, Rep. Clodfelter, Rep. Cook, Rep. Finchem, Rep. Grantham, Rep. Lawrence, Rep. Mitchell, Rep. Mosley, Rep. Payne, Rep. Rivero, Rep. Shooter, Rep. Shope, Rep. Stringer


 
H2409 Daily History  Date Action
INJUNCTION AGAINST HARASSMENT; PETITION; HEARING 2/7 referred to House jud-pub safety.
H2426: COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS; VOLUNTARY CERTIFICATION

The Department of Health Services is required to adopt rules relating to the establishment and administration of a voluntary process for the certification of "community health workers" (defined) that includes a list of criteria. A scope of practice for community health workers is specified. Establishes a 9-member Community Health Workers Advisory Board within the Dept to make recommendations to the Dept regarding community health worker requirements, competencies and standards. AS PASSED HOUSE.

First sponsor: Rep. Fernandez
Others: Rep. Alston, Rep. Andrade, Rep. Butler, Rep. Cardenas, Rep. Chavez, Rep. Descheenie, Rep. Gabaldon, Rep. Gonzales, Rep. Hernandez, Rep. Navarrete, Rep. Powers Hannley, Rep. Rios, Rep. Rubalcava, Rep. Salman


 
H2426 Daily History  Date Action
COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS; VOLUNTARY CERTIFICATION 2/28 referred to Senate com-pub safety.
COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS; VOLUNTARY CERTIFICATION 2/21 passed House 41-17; ready for Senate.
COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS; VOLUNTARY CERTIFICATION 2/21 House COW approved with amend #4310.
COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS; VOLUNTARY CERTIFICATION 2/20 from House rules okay.
COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS; VOLUNTARY CERTIFICATION 2/16 from House hel with amend #4310.
COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS; VOLUNTARY CERTIFICATION 2/16 House hel amended; report awaited.
COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS; VOLUNTARY CERTIFICATION 2/9 referred to House hel.
H2433: INCOME TAX SUBTRACTION; VETERANS' PENSIONS

The list of subtractions from Arizona gross income for the purposes of individual income taxes is expanded to include up to $5,000 of benefits, annuities and pensions received during the tax year as retired or retainer pay of the uniformed services of the U.S., and the full amount of benefits, annuities and pensions received during the tax year as retired or retainer pay of the uniformed services of the U.S. by a veteran who served on active duty in a combat zone during a period of war or against a hostile force during a period of hostilities and who was discharged under other than dishonorable conditions. Retroactive to tax years beginning with 2017. AS PASSED HOUSE.

First sponsor: Rep. Clodfelter
Others: Rep. J. Allen, Rep. Nutt, Rep. Shope


 
H2433 Daily History  Date Action
INCOME TAX SUBTRACTION; VETERANS' PENSIONS 2/28 referred to Senate fin.
INCOME TAX SUBTRACTION; VETERANS' PENSIONS 2/22 passed House 40-19; ready for Senate.
INCOME TAX SUBTRACTION; VETERANS' PENSIONS 2/22 House COW approved with floor amend #4484.
INCOME TAX SUBTRACTION; VETERANS' PENSIONS 2/20 stricken from House consent calendar by Clodfelter.
INCOME TAX SUBTRACTION; VETERANS' PENSIONS 2/20 from House rules okay.
INCOME TAX SUBTRACTION; VETERANS' PENSIONS 2/20 to House consent calendar.
INCOME TAX SUBTRACTION; VETERANS' PENSIONS 2/16 from House ways-means do pass.
INCOME TAX SUBTRACTION; VETERANS' PENSIONS 2/15 House ways-means do pass; report awaited.
INCOME TAX SUBTRACTION; VETERANS' PENSIONS 2/7 referred to House ways-means.
H2439: HOME HEALTH AIDES; QUALIFICATIONS

A licensed home health agency is authorized to provide home health services in Arizona by a home health aide only if the home health aide meets the qualifications specified in federal law.

First sponsor: Rep. Powers Hannley
Others: Rep. Alston, Rep. Andrade, Rep. Blanc, Rep. Butler, Rep. Engel, Rep. Epstein, Rep. Fernandez, Rep. Friese, Rep. Gabaldon, Rep. Gonzales, Rep. Navarrete, Rep. Salman


 
H2439 Daily History  Date Action
HOME HEALTH AIDES; QUALIFICATIONS 2/8 referred to House hel.
H2471: INSURANCE; HEALTH CARE APPEALS; MEDICATIONS

Various changes to statutes relating to health insurance appeals. Health care insurers are required to establish standard and expedited exception request processes by which a member may request that the insurer cover a clinically appropriate drug that would otherwise not be covered. Requirements for the request process are specified. Members are permitted to initiate external independent reviews for claims only after the member has exhausted the insurer's "internal levels of review" (defined). For group plans, health care insurers are authorized to elect to offer a voluntary internal appeal as an additional internal level of review. More.

First sponsor: Rep. Livingston


 
H2471 Daily History  Date Action
INSURANCE; HEALTH CARE APPEALS; MEDICATIONS 2/16 from House rules okay.
INSURANCE; HEALTH CARE APPEALS; MEDICATIONS 2/15 to House consent calendar.
INSURANCE; HEALTH CARE APPEALS; MEDICATIONS 2/14 from House bank-ins do pass.
INSURANCE; HEALTH CARE APPEALS; MEDICATIONS 2/7 referred to House bank-ins.
H2474: VETERANS; MENTAL HEALTH COURTS; ESTABLISHMENT

The presiding judge of the superior court in each county is required to establish a veterans court and a mental health court, and to establish eligibility criteria for referral to the veterans court or mental health court. The eligibility criteria must include a mandatory referral requirement for specified cases, and a judge with jurisdiction over a case that meets that criteria is required to refer the case to the veterans court or mental health court. When a person is under the jurisdiction of the veterans court or mental health court, the prosecution against the person is suspended for 24 months to allow the person to participate in a deferred prosecution program.

First sponsor: Rep. Martinez
Others: Rep. Alston, Rep. Andrade, Rep. Benally, Rep. Blanc, Rep. Cardenas, Rep. Clark, Rep. Descheenie, Rep. Engel, Rep. Espinoza, Rep. Fernandez, Rep. Friese, Rep. Gabaldon, Rep. Gonzales, Rep. Hernandez, Rep. Navarrete, Rep. Powers Hannley, Rep. Rios, Rep. Rubalcava, Rep. Saldate, Rep. Salman


 
H2474 Daily History  Date Action
VETERANS; MENTAL HEALTH COURTS; ESTABLISHMENT 2/7 referred to House jud-pub safety.
H2485: EORP; PSPRS; CORP; MODIFICATIONS

Various changes to statutes governing the Elected Officials Retirement Plan (EORP), the Corrections Officer Retirement Plan (CORP), and the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS). All distributions required under any of the plans must be determined and made according to a specified section of the federal Internal Revenue Code and the regulations issued under that section by the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. If more than the correct amount of employer or member contributions is paid into EORP, CORP or PSPRS by an employer through a mistake of fact, the appropriate Board is required to return those contributions upon a request made within one year after the date of overpayment. Establishes a new monthly disability benefit calculation for an EORP member who meets the requirements for a disability pension. If a PSPRS member was initially employed on or after July 1, 2017, received a severance refund on termination of employment, and is subsequently reemployed by a PSPRS employer, the member returns to the PSPRS system as irrevocably elected. If a member of the PSPRS defined contribution plan dies before completing 10 years of service, the employer contributions are immediately fully vested. If a PSPRS defined contribution plan participant is killed in the line of duty or dies from injuries suffered in the line of duty, the PSPRS local board is required to follow the same procedures as under the PSPRS defined benefit plan to determine eligibility for and the continuation of a death benefit to a surviving spouse or any eligible child, and a calculation is established for the amount of the monthly death benefit. Emergency clause. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. John
Others: Rep. Coleman


 
H2485 Daily History  Date Action
EORP; PSPRS; CORP; MODIFICATIONS 5/3 signed by governor. Chap. 269, Laws 2017.
EORP; PSPRS; CORP; MODIFICATIONS 4/27 House concurred in Senate amendments and passed on final reading 56-0; ready for governor.
EORP; PSPRS; CORP; MODIFICATIONS 4/24 passed Senate 29-0; ready for House action on Senate amendments.
EORP; PSPRS; CORP; MODIFICATIONS 4/13 Senate COW approved with amend #4738 and floor amend #4979.
EORP; PSPRS; CORP; MODIFICATIONS 3/21 from Senate rules okay.
EORP; PSPRS; CORP; MODIFICATIONS 3/15 from Senate fin with amend #4738.
EORP; PSPRS; CORP; MODIFICATIONS 2/28 referred to Senate fin.
EORP; PSPRS; CORP; MODIFICATIONS 2/23 from House rules okay. House COW approved with amend #4320. Passed House 60-0; ready for Senate.
EORP; PSPRS; CORP; MODIFICATIONS 2/16 from House gov with amend #4320.
EORP; PSPRS; CORP; MODIFICATIONS 2/16 House gov amended; report awaited.
EORP; PSPRS; CORP; MODIFICATIONS 2/8 referred to House gov.
H2489: ONLINE IMPERSONATION; OFFENSE

Establishes the crime of online impersonation, defined as using the name or persona of another person without their consent, and with the intent to harm, harass, defraud or threaten any person, to create a web page or send messages through a website or other electronic communication.

First sponsor: Rep. Descheenie
Others: Rep. Alston, Rep. Andrade, Rep. Benally, Rep. Cardenas, Rep. Clark, Rep. Espinoza, Rep. Fernandez, Rep. Friese, Rep. Gonzales, Rep. Martinez, Rep. Navarrete, Rep. Powers Hannley, Rep. Rubalcava, Rep. Saldate, Rep. Salman


 
H2489 Daily History  Date Action
ONLINE IMPERSONATION; OFFENSE 2/8 referred to House jud-pub safety.
H2496: HOAS; BOARD DUTIES; ACKNOWLEDGMENT

After termination of the period of declarant control and within 30 days after election or appointment to a condominium association or homeowners' association board of directors, each board member is required to certify in writing that s/he has read applicable statutes, the community documents and any current policies, will work to uphold those documents and policies, and will faithfully discharge his/her duties in good faith. AS PASSED HOUSE.

First sponsor: Rep. Leach


 
H2496 Daily History  Date Action
HOAS; BOARD DUTIES; ACKNOWLEDGMENT 3/22 from Senate appro with amend #4818.
HOAS; BOARD DUTIES; ACKNOWLEDGMENT 3/8 referred to Senate appro.
HOAS; BOARD DUTIES; ACKNOWLEDGMENT 2/21 passed House 49-9; ready for Senate.
HOAS; BOARD DUTIES; ACKNOWLEDGMENT 2/21 House COW approved with amend #4247.
HOAS; BOARD DUTIES; ACKNOWLEDGMENT 2/20 from House rules okay.
HOAS; BOARD DUTIES; ACKNOWLEDGMENT 2/15 from House local-intl with amend #4247.
HOAS; BOARD DUTIES; ACKNOWLEDGMENT 2/15 House local-intl amended; report awaited.
HOAS; BOARD DUTIES; ACKNOWLEDGMENT 2/8 referred to House local-intl.
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
Others: Rep. Cook, Rep. Finchem, Rep. Grantham, Rep. Kern, Rep. Mitchell, Rep. Norgaard, Rep. Nutt, Rep. Payne, Sen. Petersen, Rep. Shooter, Rep. Weninger


 
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.
H2505: APPROPRIATION; ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES

Makes a supplemental appropriation of $3 million and 43 FTE positions from the general fund in FY2017-18 to the Department of Economic Security for Adult Protective Services.

First sponsor: Rep. Alston
Others: Rep. Andrade, Rep. Benally, Rep. Blanc, Rep. Bolding, Rep. Butler, Rep. Cardenas, Rep. Chavez, Rep. Clark, Rep. Descheenie, Rep. Engel, Rep. Epstein, Rep. Espinoza, Rep. Fernandez, Rep. Friese, Rep. Gabaldon, Rep. Gonzales, Rep. Hernandez, Rep. Martinez, Rep. Navarrete, Rep. Powers Hannley, Rep. Rios, Rep. Rubalcava, Rep. Saldate, Rep. Salman


 
H2505 Daily History  Date Action
APPROPRIATION; ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES 2/9 referred to House appro.
H2540: BUDGET; BRB; CRIMINAL JUSTICE; 2017-18

Makes policy changes pertaining to criminal justice programs that affect the budget. Statute requiring the first $1.6 million from the Gang and Immigration Intelligence Team Enforcement Mission (GIITEM) Fund to be allocated to a county sheriff of a county with a population of more than 3 million persons (Maricopa County) is deleted, and GIITEM monies are prohibited from being used for agreements or contracts with a county sheriff of a county with a population of more than 3 million persons (Maricopa County). The percentages of monies received from court fees that the county treasurer is required to deposit into various funds is reduced. The percentages of justice of the peace court fees that county treasurers are required to transmit to the State Treasurer for deposit in the Judicial Collection Enhancement Fund are increased, and the percentages for deposit in the Alternative Dispute Resolution Fund, the Elected Officials’ Retirement Plan, and the county general fund are decreased. Appropriates $750,000 from the Judicial Collection Enhancement Fund to the Administrative Office of the Courts to provide assistance, training and grants to courts to meet the minimum standards of courthouse security adopted by the Arizona Supreme Court. Effective July 1, 2018, repeals the Crime Laboratory Operations Fund, the Arizona Automated Fingerprint Identification System Fund, the Crime Laboratory Assessment Fund, and the Arizona Deoxyribonucleic Acid Identification System Fund, and previous distributions to those funds are required to be deposited in the newly established Department of Public Safety (DPS) Forensics Fund. All unexpended and unencumbered monies remaining in the repealed funds are transferred to the DPS Forensics Fund on July 1, 2018. Fund monies are required to be used for a list of specified purposes, including an automated fingerprint identification system and crime laboratory operations, and DPS is required to allocate certain percentages of Fund monies to specified political subdivision police departments that operate a crime lab. Suspends statutory caps and transfers of Highway User Revenue Fund monies available to fund the DPS highway patrol costs for FY2017-18. DPS is authorized to use monies in the State Aid to Indigent Defense Fund for operating expenses in FY2017-18. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Mesnard


 
H2540 Daily History  Date Action
BUDGET; BRB; CRIMINAL JUSTICE; 2017-18 5/12 signed by governor. Chap. 303, Laws 2017.
BUDGET; BRB; CRIMINAL JUSTICE; 2017-18 5/4 House COW approved. Passed House 35-24; ready for Senate. Substituted in Senate for identical S1525 and passed 17-13; ready for governor.
BUDGET; BRB; CRIMINAL JUSTICE; 2017-18 5/4 from House appro do pass. From House rules okay.
BUDGET; BRB; CRIMINAL JUSTICE; 2017-18 5/3 House appro do pass; report awaited.
BUDGET; BRB; CRIMINAL JUSTICE; 2017-18 5/2 referred to House appro.
H2545: BUDGET; BRB; K-12 EDUCATION; 2017-18

Makes various policy changes pertaining to K-12 education that affect the budget. Increases the per student base level amount for basic state aid to $3,683.27, from $3,635.64, for FY2017-18. Increases the transportation support level per route mile funding for FY2017-18. For FY2017-18, the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) is required to reduce by $352.44 million the amount of basic state aid that otherwise would be apportioned to school districts statewide for district additional assistance and must reduce school district budget limits accordingly. It is the intent of the Governor and the Legislature that school districts increase the total percentage of classroom spending over the previous year’s percentages in the combined categories of instruction, student support and instructional support as prescribed by the Auditor General. The sum of district additional assistance reductions for school districts with a student count of fewer than 1,100 cannot exceed $5 million. ADE is required to reduce by $18.66 million the amount of charter additional assistance funding that otherwise would be apportioned to charter schools statewide for FY2017-18 and must reduce school district budget limits accordingly. For FY2017-18, ADE is required to fund state aid for joint technical education districts (JTED) with a student count of more than 2,000 students at 95.5 percent of the amount that otherwise would be provided by law and must reduce JTED budget limits accordingly. This state aid reduction must be computed as if the base support level portion of the JTED’s equalization formula funding for FY2017-18 were based on the JTED’s prior year rather than current year average daily membership. Increases the amount of charter additional assistance to $1,775.05 per student count in K-8, from $1,752.10, and to $2,068.79 per student count in grades 9-12, from $2,042.04. The deadline for a school district with a capital plan that indicates a need for a new school or an addition to an existing school to submit its plan to the School Facilities Board (SFB) is moved to July 1, from September 1, and the deadline for the SFB to either approve or revise the projections is moved to December 1, from March 1, following the submission of the enrollment projections. The SFB is required to make a final determination within five months, decreased from six months, after the receipt of an application by a school district for monies from the New School Facilities Fund. The SFB is required to use the most recent 40th day average daily membership, instead of the most recent 100th day average daily membership, when determining whether additional space is needed by a school district and when measuring the statutory square footage per pupil requirements. Changes relating to the New School Facilities Fund are retroactive to July 1, 2017. Establishes the Results-Based Funding Fund (RBF Fund) to be administered by ADE, and requires ADE to distribute monies from the RBF Fund to school districts and charter schools as specified. Beginning in FY2017-18, schools with fewer than 60 percent of students meeting the eligibility requirements for free and reduced-price lunches and that performed in the top 10 percent of all schools statewide as demonstrated by the average percentage of students who obtained a passing score on the mathematics and language arts portions of the statewide assessment will receive $25 per student count from the RBF Fund. Beginning in FY2017-18, schools with 60 percent or more of students meeting the eligibility requirements for free and reduced-price lunches and that performed in the top 10 percent of all schools statewide as demonstrated by the average percentage of students who obtained a passing score on the mathematics and language arts portions of the statewide assessment will receive $400 per student count from the RBF Fund. Beginning in FY2018-19, each school with a letter grade designation of A from the prior FY and with fewer than 60 percent of students meeting the eligibility requirements for free and reduced-price lunches will receive $225 per student count from the RBF Fund, and each school with a letter grade designation of A from the prior FY and with 60 percent or more of students meeting the eligibility requirements for free and reduced-price lunches will receive $400 per student count from the RBF Fund. Establishes requirements for expenditures of monies from the RBF Fund. Establishes the Early Literacy Grant Program Fund to be administered by ADE and requires ADE to award grants on a three-year cycle to “eligible schools” (defined as a school with at least 90 percent of students meeting the eligibility requirements for free and reduced-price lunches. Eligible schools are permitted to use grant monies for “eligible expenses” (defined) to increase the reading proficiency of students in grades K-3 or to provide a full-day kindergarten program that is structured to increase reading proficiency. Establishes the Broadband Expansion Fund to be administered by ADE and used to provide state matching monies for certified broadband connectivity construction projects for “qualified applicants” (defined as schools, school districts and libraries with projects certified by ADE that are eligible for a federal program known as the e-rate program). The first $8 million of the cumulative state matching contributions must be provided by the Corporation Commission from the funding mechanism established in accordance with the federal program. The Commission for Postsecondary Education is required to establish a one-year pilot program for school districts and charter schools to receive grants to administer nationally recognized college-readiness examinations for the 2017-18 school year to students in 11th grade. The Commission is required to establish application procedures, and eligibility criteria and reporting requirements for participants are specified. The Commission is required to report on the pilot program to the Governor and the Legislature by November 30, 2018. Makes a supplemental appropriation of $235,000 from the general fund in FY2017-18 to the Commission for the pilot program. Also establishes a pilot program on school emergency readiness and specifies program requirements. Establishes various reporting requirements. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Mesnard


 
H2545 Daily History  Date Action
BUDGET; BRB; K-12 EDUCATION; 2017-18 5/12 signed by governor. Chap. 304, Laws 2017.
BUDGET; BRB; K-12 EDUCATION; 2017-18 5/4 House COW approved with floor amend #5092. Passed House 35-24; ready for Senate. Substituted in Senate for identical S1530 and passed 17-13; ready for governor.
BUDGET; BRB; K-12 EDUCATION; 2017-18 5/4 from House appro with amend #5081. From House rules okay.
BUDGET; BRB; K-12 EDUCATION; 2017-18 5/3 House appro amended; report awaited.
BUDGET; BRB; K-12 EDUCATION; 2017-18 5/2 referred to House appro.
H2547: BUDGET; UNIVERSITY INFRASTRUCTURE CAPITAL FINANCING; APPROPRIATIONS

Establishes a Capital Infrastructure Fund for each university, and appropriates the following amounts from the general fund in FY2018-19 for deposit in the Fund of each university: $11.93 million to Arizona State University, $10.55 million to the University of Arizona, and $4.52 million to Northern Arizona University. In FY2019-20 through FY2042-43, an amount is appropriated annually to the Fund of each university that is equal to the amount appropriated in the preceding FY adjusted by a specified growth rate calculation. In each FY in which monies are appropriated to the Fund, each university is required to deposit a matching amount equal to the amount of general fund monies used for paying debt service on debt financing for capital projects. The universities are prohibited from issuing total debt financing for which debt service is paid with Fund monies in a principal amount of more than $1 billion. Establishes reporting and review requirements for expenditures of monies in the Fund. For each licensure agreement, royalty agreement or agreement for the sale or transfer of intellectual property developed by a university beginning May 1, 2017, the university is required to deposit in the general fund 20 percent of the net income received during the preceding FY for the first three years of the agreement, 20 percent of the gross revenues from payments for the agreement received during the preceding FY for each year after the first three years, and 25 percent of the gross revenues received during the preceding FY from the sale or transfer of intellectual property developed by the university. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Boyer


 
H2547 Daily History  Date Action
BUDGET; UNIVERSITY INFRASTRUCTURE CAPITAL FINANCING; APPROPRIATIONS 5/22 signed by governor. Chap. 328, Laws 2017.
BUDGET; UNIVERSITY INFRASTRUCTURE CAPITAL FINANCING; APPROPRIATIONS 5/4 House COW approved with floor amend #5090. Passed House 33-26; ready for Senate. Substituted in Senate for identical S1532 and passed 23-7; ready for governor.
BUDGET; UNIVERSITY INFRASTRUCTURE CAPITAL FINANCING; APPROPRIATIONS 5/4 from House educ do pass. From House rules okay.
BUDGET; UNIVERSITY INFRASTRUCTURE CAPITAL FINANCING; APPROPRIATIONS 5/3 House educ do pass; report awaited.
BUDGET; UNIVERSITY INFRASTRUCTURE CAPITAL FINANCING; APPROPRIATIONS 5/2 referred to House educ.
HCR2021: SUICIDE PREVENTION MONTH

The members of the Legislature proclaim September 2017 as Suicide Prevention Month in Arizona and express a commitment to promoting suicide prevention efforts in this state. AS SENT TO SECRETARY OF STATE.

First sponsor: Rep. Cook
Others: Rep. J. Allen, Rep. Alston, Rep. Andrade, Rep. Barton, Rep. Benally, Rep. Blanc, Rep. Bolding, Rep. Bowers, Rep. Boyer, Rep. Butler, Rep. Campbell, Rep. Cardenas, Rep. Carter, Rep. Chavez, Rep. Clodfelter, Rep. Cobb, Rep. Coleman, Rep. Descheenie, Rep. Engel, Rep. Epstein, Rep. Espinoza, Rep. E. Farnsworth, Rep. Fernandez, Rep. Finchem, Rep. Friese, Rep. Gabaldon, Rep. Gonzales, Rep. Grantham, Rep. John, Rep. Kern, Rep. Lawrence, Rep. Leach, Rep. Livingston, Rep. Martinez, Rep. Mesnard, Rep. Mitchell, Rep. Mosley, Rep. Navarrete, Rep. Norgaard, Rep. Nutt, Rep. Payne, Rep. Powers Hannley, Rep. Rios, Rep. Rubalcava, Rep. Saldate, Rep. Salman, Rep. Shooter, Rep. Shope, Rep. Stringer, Rep. Syms, Rep. Thorpe, Rep. Townsend, Rep. Udall, Rep. Ugenti-Rita, Rep. Weninger


 
HCR2021 Daily History  Date Action
SUICIDE PREVENTION MONTH 4/10 unanimously adopted by House and Senate; to secretary of state.
HCR2025: HIDDEN HEROES DAY; MILITARY CAREGIVERS

The members of the Legislature proclaim May 20, 2017 as Hidden Heroes Day in Arizona in conjunction with Military Appreciation Month, support the residents of Arizona who serve in military and veteran caregiving roles, and encourage all who care for and support veterans and service members to also extend support to their caregivers. AS SENT TO SECRETARY OF STATE.

First sponsor: Rep. Grantham
Others: Rep. E. Farnsworth, Rep. Finchem, Rep. Livingston, Rep. Lovas, Sen. Montenegro, Rep. Shooter


 
HCR2025 Daily History  Date Action
HIDDEN HEROES DAY; MILITARY CAREGIVERS 4/11 unanimously adopted by Senate; to secretary of state.
HIDDEN HEROES DAY; MILITARY CAREGIVERS 2/16 unanimously adopted by House; ready for Senate.
HR2004: DEATH RESOLUTION; DAVID BESST

The members of the House of Representatives sincerely regret the passing of David Besst, founder of the Arizona Caregiver Coalition and former Caregiver Coordinator of the Department of Economic Services Division of Aging and Adult Services, and extend their sympathies and condolences to his family and many friends. AS SENT TO SECRETARY OF STATE.

First sponsor: Rep. Carter


 
HR2004 Daily History  Date Action
DEATH RESOLUTION; DAVID BESST 2/20 unanimously adopted by House; to secretary of state.
S1023: DISPENSERS; PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING

The Controlled Substances Prescription Monitoring Program is expanded to include tracking the prescribing, dispensing and consumption of schedule V controlled substances, in addition to schedule II, III, and IV. Conditionally enacted on H2493 becoming law, the Board of Pharmacy is authorized to release to the Department of Health Services data from the Program regarding persons who are receiving or prescribing controlled substances if the information is necessary for the Dept to implement a public health response to address opioid overuse or abuse. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Kavanagh


 
S1023 Daily History  Date Action
DISPENSERS; PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING 5/8 signed by governor. Chap. 283, Laws 2017.
DISPENSERS; PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING 5/2 Senate concurred in House amendments and passed on final reading 27-0; ready for governor.
DISPENSERS; PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING 4/26 passed House 53-0; ready for Senate action on House amendments.
DISPENSERS; PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING 4/12 House additional COW approved with floor amend #4969.
DISPENSERS; PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING 3/30 House COW approved.
DISPENSERS; PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING 3/21 stricken from House consent calendar by Carter.
DISPENSERS; PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING 3/21 from House rules okay.
DISPENSERS; PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING 3/20 to House consent calendar.
DISPENSERS; PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING 3/9 from House hel do pass.
DISPENSERS; PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING 2/27 referred to House hel.
DISPENSERS; PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING 2/9 passed Senate 29-0; ready for House.
DISPENSERS; PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING 2/7 from Senate rules okay.
DISPENSERS; PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING 2/6 to Senate consent calendar.
DISPENSERS; PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING 2/2 from Senate hel-hu ser do pass.
DISPENSERS; PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING 2/1 Senate hel-hu ser do pass; report awaited.
DISPENSERS; PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING 1/18 Senate hel-hu ser held.
DISPENSERS; PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING 1/9 referred to Senate hel-hu ser.
S1030: AHCCCS; COVERED SERVICES; OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

The list of medically necessary health and medical services covered by AHCCCS is expanded to include occupational therapy.

First sponsor: Sen. Barto


 
S1030 Daily History  Date Action
AHCCCS; COVERED SERVICES; OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY 5/8 retained on House COW calendar.
AHCCCS; COVERED SERVICES; OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY 5/1 from House rules okay.
AHCCCS; COVERED SERVICES; OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY 3/23 from House hel do pass.
AHCCCS; COVERED SERVICES; OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY 2/27 referred to House hel.
AHCCCS; COVERED SERVICES; OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY 2/9 passed Senate 26-3; ready for House.
AHCCCS; COVERED SERVICES; OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY 2/7 from Senate rules okay.
AHCCCS; COVERED SERVICES; OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY 2/6 to Senate consent calendar.
AHCCCS; COVERED SERVICES; OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY 2/1 from Senate appro do pass.
AHCCCS; COVERED SERVICES; OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY 1/19 from Senate hel-hu ser do pass.
AHCCCS; COVERED SERVICES; OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY 1/9 referred to Senate hel-hu ser, appro.
S1048: CHRISTIAN SCIENCE NURSES; REPORTING DUTY

The list of persons with a duty to report child or vulnerable adult abuse or neglect is expanded to include Christian Science nurses.

First sponsor: Sen. Kavanagh


 
S1048 Daily History  Date Action
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE NURSES; REPORTING DUTY 1/11 referred to Senate jud.
S1049: TEXT MESSAGING WHILE DRIVING; PROHIBITION

It is a nonmoving civil traffic violation to use a wireless communication device to manually write or send a written message while operating a motor vehicle on a highway. Some exceptions. Violations are subject to a civil penalty of $100 for a first violation and $300 for a second or subsequent violation. If a person in violation is involved in a motor vehicle accident, the person is subject to a civil penalty of $500, except that if the accident results in the death of another person, the civil penalty is $10,000.

First sponsor: Sen. Kavanagh


 
S1049 Daily History  Date Action
TEXT MESSAGING WHILE DRIVING; PROHIBITION 1/11 referred to Senate trans-tech.
S1057: EXPERIENCED TEACHERS; CERTIFICATION RENEWAL

State Board of Education rules for teacher certification are required to allow a teaching certificate and any endorsement or approved areas related to that certificate to be renewed at least 2 years but not more than 10 years after its expiration without any other requirements adopted by the Board if the person renewing the certificate is in good standing, has at least 10 years of teaching experience and possesses a fingerprint clearance card. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Griffin


 
S1057 Daily History  Date Action
EXPERIENCED TEACHERS; CERTIFICATION RENEWAL 3/21 signed by governor. Chap. 20, Laws 2017.
EXPERIENCED TEACHERS; CERTIFICATION RENEWAL 3/16 Senate concurred in House amendments and passed on final reading 29-0; ready for governor.
EXPERIENCED TEACHERS; CERTIFICATION RENEWAL 3/9 passed House 59-0; ready for Senate action on House amendments.
EXPERIENCED TEACHERS; CERTIFICATION RENEWAL 3/8 House COW approved with floor amend #4691.
EXPERIENCED TEACHERS; CERTIFICATION RENEWAL 3/7 stricken from House consent calendar by Friese.
EXPERIENCED TEACHERS; CERTIFICATION RENEWAL 3/6 from House rules okay. To House consent calendar.
EXPERIENCED TEACHERS; CERTIFICATION RENEWAL 2/28 from House educ do pass.
EXPERIENCED TEACHERS; CERTIFICATION RENEWAL 2/20 referred to House educ.
EXPERIENCED TEACHERS; CERTIFICATION RENEWAL 2/6 passed Senate 29-1; ready for House.
EXPERIENCED TEACHERS; CERTIFICATION RENEWAL 2/2 Senate COW approved with floor amend #4070.
EXPERIENCED TEACHERS; CERTIFICATION RENEWAL 1/26 retained on Senate COW calendar.
EXPERIENCED TEACHERS; CERTIFICATION RENEWAL 1/24 stricken from Senate consent calendar by Quezada.
EXPERIENCED TEACHERS; CERTIFICATION RENEWAL 1/24 from Senate rules okay.
EXPERIENCED TEACHERS; CERTIFICATION RENEWAL 1/23 to Senate consent calendar.
EXPERIENCED TEACHERS; CERTIFICATION RENEWAL 1/23 from Senate educ do pass.
EXPERIENCED TEACHERS; CERTIFICATION RENEWAL 1/19 Senate educ do pass; report awaited.
EXPERIENCED TEACHERS; CERTIFICATION RENEWAL 1/11 referred to Senate educ.
S1059: ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES; CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION

The list of persons who may request that the general public be prohibited from accessing that person's residential address and telephone number as contained in records maintained by the county, Secretary of State and Department of Transportation is expanded to include employees of the Department of Economic Security Adult Protective Services.

First sponsor: Sen. Barto


 
S1059 Daily History  Date Action
ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES; CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION 2/20 referred to House jud-pub safety.
ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES; CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION 2/2 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES; CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION 1/31 from Senate rules okay.
ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES; CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION 1/30 to Senate consent calendar.
ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES; CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION 1/26 from Senate jud do pass.
ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES; CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION 1/11 referred to Senate jud.
S1060: HOAS; DISPUTE PROCESS

Makes technical changes related to the change in jurisdiction over administrative hearings for disputes between condo or homeowners' associations and unit owners or members, which was moved to the State Real Estate Department from the Department of Fire, Building and Life Safety by Laws 2016, Chapter 128. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Griffin
Others: Sen. D. Farnsworth, Sen. Kavanagh


 
S1060 Daily History  Date Action
HOAS; DISPUTE PROCESS 3/27 signed by governor. Chap. 77, Laws 2017.
HOAS; DISPUTE PROCESS 3/20 passed House 57-0; ready for governor.
HOAS; DISPUTE PROCESS 3/14 from House rules okay.
HOAS; DISPUTE PROCESS 3/13 to House consent calendar.
HOAS; DISPUTE PROCESS 3/2 from House gov do pass.
HOAS; DISPUTE PROCESS 2/22 referred to House gov.
HOAS; DISPUTE PROCESS 1/26 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
HOAS; DISPUTE PROCESS 1/24 from Senate rules okay.
HOAS; DISPUTE PROCESS 1/23 to Senate consent calendar.
HOAS; DISPUTE PROCESS 1/19 from Senate gov do pass.
HOAS; DISPUTE PROCESS 1/11 referred to Senate gov.
S1089: LOTTERY FUNDING; LTAF; RESTORATION

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

First sponsor: Sen. Farley
Others: Rep. Clodfelter, Sen. Fann


 
S1089 Daily History  Date Action
LOTTERY FUNDING; LTAF; RESTORATION 1/17 referred to Senate appro.
S1093: TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

The Department of Economic Security is permitted, instead of required, to administer a Telecommunications Service Assistance Program. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Griffin
Others: Sen. Brophy McGee, Sen. Contreras


 
S1093 Daily History  Date Action
TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM 3/29 signed by governor. Chap. 106, Laws 2017.
TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM 3/23 passed House 55-0; ready for governor.
TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM 3/21 from House rules okay.
TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM 3/20 to House consent calendar.
TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM 3/9 from House hel do pass.
TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM 2/27 referred to House hel.
TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM 2/9 passed Senate 29-0; ready for House.
TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM 2/7 from Senate rules okay.
TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM 2/6 to Senate consent calendar.
TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM 1/31 from Senate com-pub safety do pass.
TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM 1/17 referred to Senate com-pub safety.
S1097: STATE LOTTERY DISTRIBUTIONS; FAMILY HOMELESSNESS

Of the monies remaining in the State Lottery Fund each fiscal year after appropriations and deposits authorized by statute, $5 million, increased from $1 million, or the remaining balance in the Fund, is appropriated to the Department of Economic Security for grants to nonprofit organizations for homeless emergency and transitional shelters and related support services, and requires those services to focus on ending family homelessness.

First sponsor: Sen. S. Allen
Others: Sen. Barto, Rep. Cook, Sen. Farley, Sen. Worsley


 
S1097 Daily History  Date Action
STATE LOTTERY DISTRIBUTIONS; FAMILY HOMELESSNESS 1/17 referred to Senate appro.
S1102: APPROPRIATIONS; DES; DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

Makes a supplemental appropriation of an unspecified amount (blank in original) from the general fund in FY2017-18 and of an unspecified amount (blank in original) from the Long-Term Care System Fund in FY2017-18 to the Department of Economic Security for capitation rate adjustments related to Arizona Long-Terms Care System developmental disability services. The Dept is authorized to increase the home and community based service provider reimbursement rates for services contracted with the Division of Developmental Disabilities to more than 100 percent of the benchmark rates published in the 2014 rate rebase study.

First sponsor: Sen. Brophy McGee


 
S1102 Daily History  Date Action
APPROPRIATIONS; DES; DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES 1/18 referred to Senate appro, hel-hu ser.
S1103: APPROPRIATION; NONMEDICAL SERVICES; AGING

Makes a supplemental appropriation of an unspecified amount (blank in original) from the general fund in FY2017-18 to the Department of Economic Security for nonmedical home and community based services provided through area agencies on aging.

First sponsor: Sen. Brophy McGee


 
S1103 Daily History  Date Action
APPROPRIATION; NONMEDICAL SERVICES; AGING 1/18 referred to Senate hel-hu ser, appro.
S1104: APPROPRIATIONS; ALTCS; ELDERLY; PHYSICAL DISABILITIES

Makes a supplemental appropriation of an unspecified amount (blank in original) from the general fund in FY2017-18 and an unspecified amount (blank in original) from expenditure authority in FY2017-18 to the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System for fee-for-service and capitation rate adjustments related to Arizona Long-Term Care System elderly services and services for persons with physical disabilities.

First sponsor: Sen. Brophy McGee


 
S1104 Daily History  Date Action
APPROPRIATIONS; ALTCS; ELDERLY; PHYSICAL DISABILITIES 1/18 referred to Senate hel-hu ser, appro.
S1129: ELECTRIC NONPROFIT COOPERATIVES; PATRONAGE CAPITAL

Any "patronage capital" (defined as amounts received by a cooperative from sales of electric power, energy distribution services or other services in excess of the cooperative's cost of furnishing those services) or fee payment from a cooperative to its member or former member is an unclaimed capital credit or fee if it remains unclaimed for two years or a period of time specified in the cooperative's bylaws. Establishes a list of allowable uses for an unclaimed capital credit or fee. Retroactive to January 1, 2001. AS PASSED SENATE.

First sponsor: Sen. Griffin
Others: Sen. S. Allen, Sen. Borrelli, Sen. Bowie, Sen. Brophy McGee, Rep. Cardenas, Rep. Cobb, Sen. Fann, Sen. Hobbs, Rep. John, Rep. Lawrence, Rep. Leach, Sen. Lesko, Rep. Mosley, Rep. Nutt, Rep. Payne, Sen. Pratt, Rep. Shope, Rep. Thorpe


 
S1129 Daily History  Date Action
ELECTRIC NONPROFIT COOPERATIVES; PATRONAGE CAPITAL 5/10 House additional COW approved with floor amend #5137. FAILED to pass House on reconsideration 29-25.
ELECTRIC NONPROFIT COOPERATIVES; PATRONAGE CAPITAL 5/9 House voted to reconsider 5/8 failure to pass bill. Second vote to be scheduled within 14 days.
ELECTRIC NONPROFIT COOPERATIVES; PATRONAGE CAPITAL 5/8 FAILED to pass House 25-35.
ELECTRIC NONPROFIT COOPERATIVES; PATRONAGE CAPITAL 4/27 House COW approved with floor amend #5074.
ELECTRIC NONPROFIT COOPERATIVES; PATRONAGE CAPITAL 4/20 from House rules okay. Retained on House COW calendar.
ELECTRIC NONPROFIT COOPERATIVES; PATRONAGE CAPITAL 2/28 from House energy-env do pass.
ELECTRIC NONPROFIT COOPERATIVES; PATRONAGE CAPITAL 2/28 House energy-env do pass; report awaited.
ELECTRIC NONPROFIT COOPERATIVES; PATRONAGE CAPITAL 2/20 referred to House energy-env.
ELECTRIC NONPROFIT COOPERATIVES; PATRONAGE CAPITAL 2/13 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
ELECTRIC NONPROFIT COOPERATIVES; PATRONAGE CAPITAL 2/9 Senate COW approved with floor amend #4159.
ELECTRIC NONPROFIT COOPERATIVES; PATRONAGE CAPITAL 2/7 stricken from Senate consent calendar by Griffin.
ELECTRIC NONPROFIT COOPERATIVES; PATRONAGE CAPITAL 2/7 from Senate rules okay.
ELECTRIC NONPROFIT COOPERATIVES; PATRONAGE CAPITAL 2/6 to Senate consent calendar.
ELECTRIC NONPROFIT COOPERATIVES; PATRONAGE CAPITAL 1/31 from Senate nat res-energy do pass.
ELECTRIC NONPROFIT COOPERATIVES; PATRONAGE CAPITAL 1/30 Senate nat res-energy do pass; report awaited.
ELECTRIC NONPROFIT COOPERATIVES; PATRONAGE CAPITAL 1/18 referred to Senate nat res-energy.
S1180: BINGO ESTABLISHMENTS; ADA COMPLIANCE

To comply with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the operator of a bingo game is required to offer assistance to players with disabilities. The operator of a bingo game may offer players technological aids that function only as electronic substitutes for bingo cards, which must be offered to players with disabilities without a fee or a minimum purchase requirement. The operator of a bingo game that offers technological aids is required to allow players with disabilities to claim prizes by presenting a printout or other evidence of a winning card. The operator of a bingo game is required to allow players to use a form of visual or audio signal to notify the operator of a winning pattern or bingo. A person with a disability who is covered by the ADA and is employed by a bingo operator is permitted to use technological aids to properly carry out the person’s job functions. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Borrelli
Others: Sen. S. Allen, Rep. Finchem, Rep. Lawrence


 
S1180 Daily History  Date Action
BINGO ESTABLISHMENTS; ADA COMPLIANCE 5/1 signed by governor. Chap. 240, Laws 2017.
BINGO ESTABLISHMENTS; ADA COMPLIANCE 4/25 Senate concurred in House amendments and passed on final reading 25-3; ready for governor.
BINGO ESTABLISHMENTS; ADA COMPLIANCE 4/24 passed House 51-3; ready for Senate action on House amendments.
BINGO ESTABLISHMENTS; ADA COMPLIANCE 4/17 House COW approved with floor amend #5001 and the rules tech amendment.
BINGO ESTABLISHMENTS; ADA COMPLIANCE 3/28 from House rules with a technical amendment.
BINGO ESTABLISHMENTS; ADA COMPLIANCE 3/23 from House jud-pub safety do pass.
BINGO ESTABLISHMENTS; ADA COMPLIANCE 3/2 referred to House jud-pub safety.
BINGO ESTABLISHMENTS; ADA COMPLIANCE 2/23 passed Senate 27-3; ready for House.
BINGO ESTABLISHMENTS; ADA COMPLIANCE 2/21 from Senate rules okay.
BINGO ESTABLISHMENTS; ADA COMPLIANCE 2/20 to Senate consent calendar.
BINGO ESTABLISHMENTS; ADA COMPLIANCE 2/20 from Senate jud do pass.
BINGO ESTABLISHMENTS; ADA COMPLIANCE 2/16 Senate jud do pass; report awaited.
BINGO ESTABLISHMENTS; ADA COMPLIANCE 1/24 referred to Senate 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
Others: Sen. Yee


 
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.
S1235: PODIATRY; AMPUTATION

Licensed podiatrists are authorized to amputate toes or portions of a foot. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Barto
Others: Sen. Bradley, Rep. Carter


 
S1235 Daily History  Date Action
PODIATRY; AMPUTATION 3/27 signed by governor. Chap. 82, Laws 2017.
PODIATRY; AMPUTATION 3/20 passed House 57-0; ready for governor.
PODIATRY; AMPUTATION 3/14 from House rules okay.
PODIATRY; AMPUTATION 3/13 to House consent calendar.
PODIATRY; AMPUTATION 3/2 from House hel do pass.
PODIATRY; AMPUTATION 2/27 referred to House hel.
PODIATRY; AMPUTATION 2/14 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
PODIATRY; AMPUTATION 2/7 from Senate rules okay.
PODIATRY; AMPUTATION 2/6 to Senate consent calendar.
PODIATRY; AMPUTATION 2/2 from Senate hel-hu ser do pass.
PODIATRY; AMPUTATION 1/24 referred to Senate hel-hu ser.
S1239: PARKING VIOLATION; DISABILITIES; ACCESS AISLES

It is unlawful to stop, stand or park a motor vehicle, including a vehicle displaying an international symbol of access special plate or placard, in the "access aisle" (defined) of a parking space for persons with physical disabilities. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Kavanagh


 
S1239 Daily History  Date Action
PARKING VIOLATION; DISABILITIES; ACCESS AISLES 3/28 signed by governor. Chap. 85, Laws 2017.
PARKING VIOLATION; DISABILITIES; ACCESS AISLES 3/21 passed House 32-24; ready for governor.
PARKING VIOLATION; DISABILITIES; ACCESS AISLES 3/14 from House rules okay.
PARKING VIOLATION; DISABILITIES; ACCESS AISLES 3/13 to House consent calendar.
PARKING VIOLATION; DISABILITIES; ACCESS AISLES 3/2 from House trans-inf do pass.
PARKING VIOLATION; DISABILITIES; ACCESS AISLES 2/20 referred to House trans-inf.
PARKING VIOLATION; DISABILITIES; ACCESS AISLES 2/14 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
PARKING VIOLATION; DISABILITIES; ACCESS AISLES 2/13 Senate COW approved with the rules tech amendment.
PARKING VIOLATION; DISABILITIES; ACCESS AISLES 2/7 from Senate rules with a technical amendment.
PARKING VIOLATION; DISABILITIES; ACCESS AISLES 2/1 from Senate trans-tech do pass.
PARKING VIOLATION; DISABILITIES; ACCESS AISLES 1/31 Senate trans-tech do pass; report awaited.
PARKING VIOLATION; DISABILITIES; ACCESS AISLES 1/24 referred to Senate trans-tech.
S1263: HOUSING TRUST FUND; FUNDING SOURCES

In the case of any conveyance of an Arizona real property interest, the title insurance company, title insurance agent or any financial institution or attorney that provides closing and settlement services is required to withhold an amount equal to two percent of the sales price of the Arizona real property interest conveyed or the net proceeds resulting from the conveyance, whichever is less, if the transferor is a foreign corporation that does not qualify by law to transact business in Arizona or another specified entity. Some exceptions. The monies are deposited as follows: 70 percent in the Housing Trust Fund and 30 percent in the Arizona Finance Authority Operations Fund.

First sponsor: Sen. Farley


 
S1263 Daily History  Date Action
HOUSING TRUST FUND; FUNDING SOURCES 2/8 Senate fin held.
HOUSING TRUST FUND; FUNDING SOURCES 1/25 referred to Senate fin, com-pub safety.
S1269: PHARMACISTS; SCOPE OF PRACTICE

A licensed pharmacist is authorized to dispense a one-time emergency refill of each prescription of a noncontrolled medication used to treat an ongoing medical condition if a list of specified conditions is met. The amount of medication dispensed as an emergency refill cannot exceed a 30-day supply for medications that are prepackaged in a form that prohibits the pharmacist from dispensing a lesser supply, or a 7-day supply for all other medications. The pharmacy is required to maintain a record of any emergency refill dispensed for at least one year, which must contain specified information. A licensed pharmacist who has completed a course of training is authorized to prescribe and administer oral fluoride varnish or tobacco cessation drug therapies pursuant to rules adopted by the Board of Pharmacy. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Barto


 
S1269 Daily History  Date Action
PHARMACISTS; SCOPE OF PRACTICE 3/29 signed by governor. Chap. 117, Laws 2017.
PHARMACISTS; SCOPE OF PRACTICE 3/23 passed House 54-1; ready for governor.
PHARMACISTS; SCOPE OF PRACTICE 3/21 from House rules okay.
PHARMACISTS; SCOPE OF PRACTICE 3/20 to House consent calendar.
PHARMACISTS; SCOPE OF PRACTICE 3/9 from House hel do pass.
PHARMACISTS; SCOPE OF PRACTICE 2/27 referred to House hel.
PHARMACISTS; SCOPE OF PRACTICE 2/20 passed Senate 29-0; ready for House.
PHARMACISTS; SCOPE OF PRACTICE 2/16 Senate COW approved with floor amend #4299 amd #4300.
PHARMACISTS; SCOPE OF PRACTICE 2/7 stricken from Senate consent calendar by Barto.
PHARMACISTS; SCOPE OF PRACTICE 2/7 from Senate rules okay.
PHARMACISTS; SCOPE OF PRACTICE 2/6 to Senate consent calendar.
PHARMACISTS; SCOPE OF PRACTICE 2/2 from Senate hel-hu ser do pass.
PHARMACISTS; SCOPE OF PRACTICE 1/25 referred to Senate hel-hu ser.
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
Others: Sen. Borrelli, Sen. Bowie, Sen. Brophy McGee, Sen. Burges, Sen. Fann, Sen. Kavanagh


 
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.
S1274: POVERTY; DATA TRACKING; COMMISSION

The Department of Economic Security is required to establish and maintain a system to track "intergenerational poverty" (defined), and requirements for the tracking system are specified. Establishes a 7-member Arizona Intergenerational Welfare Reform Commission to analyze data and information regarding intergenerational poverty and implement data-driven policies and programs addressing poverty, public assistance, education and other areas to reduce the incidence of children in Arizona who remain in the cycle of poverty and welfare dependency. Commission powers and duties are specified. The Commission is required to annually report to the Governor and the Legislature by February 1, and information that must be contained in the report is listed. The Commission and tracking system end on July 1, 2027.

First sponsor: Sen. Worsley
Others: Sen. Bowie, Sen. Brophy McGee


 
S1274 Daily History  Date Action
POVERTY; DATA TRACKING; COMMISSION 2/16 from Senate gov do pass.
POVERTY; DATA TRACKING; COMMISSION 1/25 referred to Senate hel-hu ser, gov.
S1275: SCHOOLS; INTERGENERATIONAL POVERTY; GRANTS

Establishes the Intergenerational Poverty Interventions Grant Program within the State Board of Education to provide grants to participating school districts and charter schools to fund additional educational opportunities for "eligible pupils" (defined) outside of the regular school day. The Board is required to solicit proposals from school districts and charter schools to receive Grant Program monies, and to award grants based on a list of specified criteria. The Board is required to submit an annual report on the Grant Program to the Governor and the Legislature by November 30, and information that must be included in the report is listed. Establishes the Intergenerational Poverty Interventions Grant Program Fund and appropriates $1 million from the general fund in FY2017-18 to the Fund for the Grant Program.

First sponsor: Sen. Worsley
Others: Sen. Brophy McGee


 
S1275 Daily History  Date Action
SCHOOLS; INTERGENERATIONAL POVERTY; GRANTS 1/25 referred to Senate educ, appro.
S1298: ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS; SIGNATURES; WILLS; TRUSTS

For the purpose of statutes governing wills and trusts, "executed" or "signed" includes the use of an "electronic signature" (defined elsewhere in statute). Establishes requirements for electronic wills and electronic trust instruments, including authentication method requirements. A video recording or other electronic record is admissible as evidence of the proper execution of a will or trust, subject to court rule. The signature or acknowledgement on a will may be witnessed in person or by means of a two-way audio and video conference.

First sponsor: Sen. Worsley
Others: Sen. Borrelli, Sen. Brophy McGee, Sen. Burges, Sen. Fann, Rep. Shope


 
S1298 Daily History  Date Action
ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS; SIGNATURES; WILLS; TRUSTS 1/26 referred to Senate jud.
S1301: FAMILY CAREGIVER INCOME TAX CREDIT

For tax years beginning with 2018, an individual income tax credit is established for taxpayers who incur "qualifying expenses" (defined) for the care and support of "qualifying family members" (defined) in the taxpayer's home. The amount of the credit is equal to 50 percent of the qualifying expenses incurred, up to $1,000. To qualify for the credit, the taxpayer's Arizona gross income in the tax year cannot exceed $75,000 for a single person or a married person filing separately, or $150,000 for a married couple filing jointly. If the allowable amount of the credit exceeds taxes due, the unused amount of the credit is waived and cannot be refunded or carried forward.

First sponsor: Sen. Brophy McGee


 
S1301 Daily History  Date Action
FAMILY CAREGIVER INCOME TAX CREDIT 1/26 referred to Senate fin, appro.
S1319: INFLUENZA VACCINATIONS; PATIENT ASSESSMENT (TELEMEDICINE; AUDIO VISUAL REQUIREMENTS)

If the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services hospital inpatient quality reporting and hospital value-based purchasing programs require the offering of the influenza vaccination and assessing the status of patients who are at least 65 years of age from the timely and effective care measure set, the appropriate legislative committee of reference is permitted to consider whether a change in state law or rule to continue to require hospitals to do so is in the best interest of the public health. Before the introduction of legislation to require hospitals to assess patients who are at least 65 years of age and to offer the influenza vaccination, the appropriate legislative committee of reference is required to consider whether this change is in the best interest of the public health. AS PASSED HOUSE.

First sponsor: Sen. Montenegro


 
S1319 Daily History  Date Action
INFLUENZA VACCINATIONS; PATIENT ASSESSMENT 4/17 passed House 53-5; ready for Senate action on House amendments.
INFLUENZA VACCINATIONS; PATIENT ASSESSMENT 4/12 House COW approved with amend #4850. NOTE SHORT TITLE CHANGE.
TELEMEDICINE; AUDIO VISUAL REQUIREMENTS 4/4 from House rules okay.
TELEMEDICINE; AUDIO VISUAL REQUIREMENTS 4/3 to House COW consent calendar.
TELEMEDICINE; AUDIO VISUAL REQUIREMENTS 3/23 from House hel with amend #4850.
TELEMEDICINE; AUDIO VISUAL REQUIREMENTS 2/28 referred to House hel.
TELEMEDICINE; AUDIO VISUAL REQUIREMENTS 2/23 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
TELEMEDICINE; AUDIO VISUAL REQUIREMENTS 2/21 from Senate rules okay.
TELEMEDICINE; AUDIO VISUAL REQUIREMENTS 2/20 to Senate consent calendar.
TELEMEDICINE; AUDIO VISUAL REQUIREMENTS 2/16 from Senate hel-hu ser do pass.
TELEMEDICINE; AUDIO VISUAL REQUIREMENTS 1/26 referred to Senate hel-hu ser.
S1325: NURSING FACILITIES; ASSISTED LIVING; ADVERTISING

The results of a Department of Health Services state compliance survey of a nursing care institution, assisted living center or assisted living home or of a federal certification survey of a skilled nursing facility are prohibited from being used in an advertisement unless the advertisement includes a list of specified information about the survey. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Barto
Others: Rep. Carter


 
S1325 Daily History  Date Action
NURSING FACILITIES; ASSISTED LIVING; ADVERTISING 3/24 signed by governor. Chap. 71, Laws 2017.
NURSING FACILITIES; ASSISTED LIVING; ADVERTISING 3/20 passed House 57-0; ready for governor.
NURSING FACILITIES; ASSISTED LIVING; ADVERTISING 3/16 House COW approved.
NURSING FACILITIES; ASSISTED LIVING; ADVERTISING 3/14 stricken from House consent calendar by Engel.
NURSING FACILITIES; ASSISTED LIVING; ADVERTISING 3/14 from House rules okay.
NURSING FACILITIES; ASSISTED LIVING; ADVERTISING 3/13 to House consent calendar.
NURSING FACILITIES; ASSISTED LIVING; ADVERTISING 3/2 from House hel do pass.
NURSING FACILITIES; ASSISTED LIVING; ADVERTISING 2/28 referred to House hel.
NURSING FACILITIES; ASSISTED LIVING; ADVERTISING 2/13 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
NURSING FACILITIES; ASSISTED LIVING; ADVERTISING 2/7 from Senate rules okay.
NURSING FACILITIES; ASSISTED LIVING; ADVERTISING 2/6 to Senate consent calendar.
NURSING FACILITIES; ASSISTED LIVING; ADVERTISING 2/2 from Senate hel-hu ser do pass.
NURSING FACILITIES; ASSISTED LIVING; ADVERTISING 1/26 referred to Senate hel-hu ser.
S1327: GOLD STAR MEMORIAL

The Department of Administration is authorized to provide for the placement in Wesley Bolin Plaza of a Gold Star memorial. Public monies are not authorized for the costs of the memorial. Self-repeals October 1, 2021. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Lesko
Others: Sen. Borrelli, Rep. Butler, Rep. Cook, Rep. Lawrence, Rep. Payne, Sen. Peshlakai, Rep. Thorpe


 
S1327 Daily History  Date Action
GOLD STAR MEMORIAL 3/14 signed by governor. Chap. 19, Laws 2017.
GOLD STAR MEMORIAL 3/9 passed House 59-0; ready for governor.
GOLD STAR MEMORIAL 3/6 from House rules okay. To House consent calendar.
GOLD STAR MEMORIAL 2/27 from House mil-vet-reg do pass.
GOLD STAR MEMORIAL 2/27 House mil-vet-reg do pass; report awaited.
GOLD STAR MEMORIAL 2/20 referred to House mil-vet-reg.
GOLD STAR MEMORIAL 2/14 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
GOLD STAR MEMORIAL 2/7 from Senate rules okay.
GOLD STAR MEMORIAL 2/6 to Senate consent calendar.
GOLD STAR MEMORIAL 2/2 from Senate gov do pass.
GOLD STAR MEMORIAL 2/1 Senate gov do pass; report awaited.
GOLD STAR MEMORIAL 1/26 referred to Senate gov.
S1358: MUNICIPALITIES; COUNTIES; RENT CONTROL; SENIORS

Municipalities and counties are authorized to adopt a rent control ordinance for residential dwelling units and mobile home spaces that are rented to an individual who is 62 years of age or older.

First sponsor: Sen. Hobbs
Others: Rep. Andrade, Sen. Cajero Bedford, Sen. Contreras, Sen. Dalessandro, Sen. Farley, Sen. Peshlakai, Rep. Powers Hannley, Sen. Quezada


 
S1358 Daily History  Date Action
MUNICIPALITIES; COUNTIES; RENT CONTROL; SENIORS 1/31 referred to Senate gov.
S1362: DENTAL BOARD; DENTISTS; DENTAL HYGIENISTS

Various changes to statutes relating to the Board of Dental Examiners. The list of procedures that dental hygienists are authorized to perform is repealed and replaced. The requirements for a dental hygienist to be eligible to enter into an affiliated practice relationship with a dentist and the requirements that a dental assistant must meet in order to perform expanded functions are modified. Licensure fees are in an amount established by the Board, with the current statutory fee amounts set as the maximum fee. Session law requires the Board to provide a one-time waiver from license or certificate renewal fees for dentists, denturists and dental hygienists who are licensed in Arizona before January 1, 2018, which is effective for licenses renewing in calendar years 2018, 2019, and 2020. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Brophy McGee


 
S1362 Daily History  Date Action
DENTAL BOARD; DENTISTS; DENTAL HYGIENISTS 4/18 signed by governor. Chap. 174, Laws 2017.
DENTAL BOARD; DENTISTS; DENTAL HYGIENISTS 4/17 passed House 57-0; ready for governor.
DENTAL BOARD; DENTISTS; DENTAL HYGIENISTS 4/13 House COW approved.
DENTAL BOARD; DENTISTS; DENTAL HYGIENISTS 3/21 stricken from House consent calendar by Friese.
DENTAL BOARD; DENTISTS; DENTAL HYGIENISTS 3/21 from House rules okay.
DENTAL BOARD; DENTISTS; DENTAL HYGIENISTS 3/20 to House consent calendar.
DENTAL BOARD; DENTISTS; DENTAL HYGIENISTS 3/9 from House hel do pass.
DENTAL BOARD; DENTISTS; DENTAL HYGIENISTS 3/2 referred to House hel.
DENTAL BOARD; DENTISTS; DENTAL HYGIENISTS 2/27 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
DENTAL BOARD; DENTISTS; DENTAL HYGIENISTS 2/23 Senate COW approved with floor amend #4546.
DENTAL BOARD; DENTISTS; DENTAL HYGIENISTS 2/21 stricken from Senate consent calendar by Brophy McGee.
DENTAL BOARD; DENTISTS; DENTAL HYGIENISTS 2/21 from Senate rules okay.
DENTAL BOARD; DENTISTS; DENTAL HYGIENISTS 2/20 to Senate consent calendar.
DENTAL BOARD; DENTISTS; DENTAL HYGIENISTS 2/16 from Senate hel-hu ser do pass.
DENTAL BOARD; DENTISTS; DENTAL HYGIENISTS 1/31 referred to Senate hel-hu ser.
S1364: ELDER ABUSE INVESTIGATIONS; STUDY COMMITTEE

Establishes a 19-member Elder Abuse Investigation Study Committee to study the state's system of protecting, preventing, investigating and prosecuting elder abuse cases. 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, 2021.

First sponsor: Sen. Otondo
Others: Sen. Bowie, Sen. Bradley, Sen. Cajero Bedford, Sen. Contreras, Sen. Dalessandro, Sen. Farley, Sen. Hobbs, Sen. Mendez, Sen. Miranda, Sen. Peshlakai, Sen. Quezada


 
S1364 Daily History  Date Action
ELDER ABUSE INVESTIGATIONS; STUDY COMMITTEE 1/31 referred to Senate hel-hu ser.
S1398: TELEMEDICINE; UROLOGY; INSURANCE COVERAGE

Beginning on January 1, 2019, expands the list of health care services that health and disability insurance policies or contracts executed or renewed on or after January 1, 2018 are required to provide coverage for to include urology, if those services are provided through "telemedicine" (defined as the use of interactive audio, video or other electronic media for diagnosis, consultation or treatment) and if the service would be covered were it provided through in-person consultation.

First sponsor: Sen. Griffin


 
S1398 Daily History  Date Action
TELEMEDICINE; UROLOGY; INSURANCE COVERAGE 2/8 Senate hel-hu ser held.
TELEMEDICINE; UROLOGY; INSURANCE COVERAGE 1/31 referred to Senate hel-hu ser.
S1400: HOAS; ASSESSMENT LIENS; FORECLOSURE

Condominium association and homeowners' associations are required to offer a reasonable payment plan for assessments, for charges for late payment of assessments, for reasonable collection fees and for reasonable attorney fees and costs incurred with respect to assessments, and are required to make and document that offer before attempting to foreclose on the lien or otherwise collect those monies. Such liens can be foreclosed only if the owner has been delinquent for two years, increased from one year, or in the amount of $2,500 or more, increased from $1,200, whichever occurs first.

First sponsor: Sen. D. Farnsworth
Others: Sen. S. Allen, Sen. Meza, Sen. Miranda, Sen. Quezada


 
S1400 Daily History  Date Action
HOAS; ASSESSMENT LIENS; FORECLOSURE 1/31 referred to Senate gov.
S1406: PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION; SERVICES; CIVIL ACTION (CONTRIBUTIONS; COMMITTED YOUTH; REPEAL; COMMITTEE)

Before filing a civil action that alleges a public accommodation operated by a private entity has a building, facility or parking lot that violates public accommodation statutes, an aggrieved person 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 and cure the violation or to comply with the law. If the covered person or entity does not cure the violation or comply with the law within 30 days after receiving the notice, the person may file the civil action. When filing a civil action, an aggrieved person is required to file an affidavit, under penalty of perjury, that the aggrieved person has read the entire complaint and agrees with all of the allegations and facts contained in the complaint, and is not receiving and has not been promised anything of value in exchange for filing the civil action. The court is authorized to stay an action to determine whether the person or the person’s attorney is a vexatious litigant or to determine if there are multiple civil actions that involve the same plaintiff and that should be consolidated. The court is authorized to impose a sanction on a plaintiff or the plaintiff’s attorney if the court determines that an action or series of actions is brought for the primary purpose of obtaining a payment from the defendant due to the costs of defending the action in court. Also, public accommodation statutes do not apply to websites. Contains legislative findings. Severability clause. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Fann


 
S1406 Daily History  Date Action
PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION; SERVICES; CIVIL ACTION 4/18 signed by governor. Chap. 175, Laws 2017.
PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION; SERVICES; CIVIL ACTION 4/17 Senate concurred in House amendments and passed on final reading 18-11; ready for governor.
PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION; SERVICES; CIVIL ACTION 4/13 House COW approved with amend #4910 and floor amend #4982. NOTE SHORT TITLE CHANGE. Passed House 38-20; ready for Senate action on House amendments.
CONTRIBUTIONS; COMMITTED YOUTH; REPEAL; COMMITTEE 4/4 from House rules okay.
CONTRIBUTIONS; COMMITTED YOUTH; REPEAL; COMMITTEE 3/30 from House appro with amend #4910.
CONTRIBUTIONS; COMMITTED YOUTH; REPEAL; COMMITTEE 3/27 additionally referred to House appro.
CONTRIBUTIONS; COMMITTED YOUTH; REPEAL; COMMITTEE 2/22 referred to House rules only.
CONTRIBUTIONS; COMMITTED YOUTH; REPEAL; COMMITTEE 2/21 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
CONTRIBUTIONS; COMMITTED YOUTH; REPEAL; COMMITTEE 2/20 Senate COW approved with amend #4125.
CONTRIBUTIONS; COMMITTED YOUTH; REPEAL; COMMITTEE 2/14 from Senate rules okay.
CONTRIBUTIONS; COMMITTED YOUTH; REPEAL; COMMITTEE 2/8 from Senate appro with amend #4125.
CONTRIBUTIONS; COMMITTED YOUTH; REPEAL; COMMITTEE 1/31 referred to Senate appro.
S1428: COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS; VOLUNTARY CERTIFICATION

The Department of Health Services is required to adopt rules relating to the establishment and administration of a voluntary process for the certification of "community health workers" (defined) that includes a list of criteria.

First sponsor: Sen. Bradley
Others: Sen. Hobbs


 
S1428 Daily History  Date Action
COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS; VOLUNTARY CERTIFICATION 1/31 referred to Senate hel-hu ser, com-pub safety.
S1434: ART THERAPY SERVICES; CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS

It is an unlawful practice for a person to assume or use the title or designation of "art therapist" unless the person holds an active national registration in art therapy with the Art Therapy Credentials Board, and violations may be investigated by the Attorney General. The Department of Health Services and the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment Services Administration are authorized to contract for "art therapy" (defined) services only with art therapists holding an active national board certification in art therapy from the Art Therapy Credentials Board or who are a master's level graduate in art therapy under the active supervision of a board-certified art therapist. Does not require the Dept or AHCCCS Administration to contract or reimburse for art therapy services. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. In his signing message, the Governor stated that though he would not support full licensure, this legislation protects families making use of art therapy services for children from exploitation by bad actors.

First sponsor: Sen. Barto


 
S1434 Daily History  Date Action
ART THERAPY SERVICES; CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS 5/1 signed by governor. Chap. 242, Laws 2017. message
ART THERAPY SERVICES; CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS 4/25 Senate concurred in House amendments and passed on final reading 27-1; ready for governor.
ART THERAPY SERVICES; CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS 4/20 from House rules okay. House COW approved with amend #4851. Passed House 43-13; ready for Senate action on House amendments.
ART THERAPY SERVICES; CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS 3/23 from House hel with amend #4851.
ART THERAPY SERVICES; CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS 2/28 referred to House hel.
ART THERAPY SERVICES; CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS 2/23 passed Senate 24-6; ready for House.
ART THERAPY SERVICES; CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS 2/22 Senate COW approved with amend #4290.
ART THERAPY SERVICES; CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS 2/21 from Senate rules okay.
ART THERAPY SERVICES; CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS 2/16 from Senate hel-hu ser with amend #4290.
ART THERAPY SERVICES; CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS 1/31 referred to Senate hel-hu ser.
S1435: OSTEOPATHS; FINGERPRINTING

Beginning September 1, 2017, an applicant for licensure or expedited licensure by the Board of Osteopathic Examiners and an applicant for expedited licensure by the Arizona Medical Board is required to submit a full set of fingerprints to the appropriate Board for the purpose of obtaining a state and federal criminal records check. Applicants for licensure as a physical therapist or certification as a physical therapist assistant are required to obtain a valid fingerprint clearance card. Emergency clause. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Barto


 
S1435 Daily History  Date Action
OSTEOPATHS; FINGERPRINTING 5/2 signed by governor. Chap. 265, Laws 2017.
OSTEOPATHS; FINGERPRINTING 4/26 Senate concurred in House amendments and passed on final reading 23-5; ready for governor.
OSTEOPATHS; FINGERPRINTING 4/17 passed House 57-1; ready for Senate action on House amendments.
OSTEOPATHS; FINGERPRINTING 4/6 House COW approved with amend #4708 and floor amend #4949.
OSTEOPATHS; FINGERPRINTING 4/4 from House rules okay.
OSTEOPATHS; FINGERPRINTING 3/9 from House hel with amend #4708.
OSTEOPATHS; FINGERPRINTING 3/9 House hel amended; report awaited.
OSTEOPATHS; FINGERPRINTING 2/27 referred to House hel.
OSTEOPATHS; FINGERPRINTING 2/20 passed Senate 25-4; ready for House.
OSTEOPATHS; FINGERPRINTING 2/16 Senate COW approved with amend #4149.
OSTEOPATHS; FINGERPRINTING 2/14 from Senate rules okay.
OSTEOPATHS; FINGERPRINTING 2/9 from Senate hel-hu ser with amend #4149.
OSTEOPATHS; FINGERPRINTING 1/31 referred to Senate hel-hu ser.
S1439: END-OF-LIFE; DISCRIMINATION; PROHIBITION

A person is prohibited from discriminating against a health care entity on the basis that the entity does not provide, assist in providing or facilitate in providing any health care item or service for the purpose of causing or assisting in causing the death of any individual, such as by assisted suicide, euthanasia or mercy killing, and health care entities are not liable in any civil, criminal or administrative action for declining to provide those items or services. Does not apply to the withholding of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for a patient with a valid prehospital medical directive or similar medical order to withhold CPR issued by a licensed health care provider. A health care entity may bring a civil action in superior court for a violation of these requirements. Does not create or recognize a right to assisted suicide, euthanasia or mercy killing. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Barto
Others: Rep. J. Allen, Sen. S. Allen, Rep. Barton, Sen. Borrelli, Rep. Bowers, Rep. Boyer, Sen. Burges, Rep. Campbell, Rep. Coleman, Rep. Cook, Sen. Fann, Sen. D. Farnsworth, Rep. Finchem, Rep. Grantham, Sen. Griffin, Rep. John, Sen. Kavanagh, Rep. Lawrence, Rep. Leach, Sen. Lesko, Rep. Livingston, Rep. Mesnard, Rep. Mitchell, Sen. Montenegro, Rep. Mosley, Rep. Norgaard, Rep. Nutt, Rep. Payne, Sen. Petersen, Sen. Pratt, Rep. Shooter, Rep. Shope, Sen. Smith, Rep. Stringer, Rep. Thorpe, Rep. Townsend, Sen. Worsley, Sen. Yee


 
S1439 Daily History  Date Action
END-OF-LIFE; DISCRIMINATION; PROHIBITION 3/24 signed by governor. Chap. 73, Laws 2017.
END-OF-LIFE; DISCRIMINATION; PROHIBITION 3/21 passed House 32-24; ready for governor.
END-OF-LIFE; DISCRIMINATION; PROHIBITION 3/16 House COW approved.
END-OF-LIFE; DISCRIMINATION; PROHIBITION 3/14 stricken from House consent calendar by Friese.
END-OF-LIFE; DISCRIMINATION; PROHIBITION 3/14 from House rules okay.
END-OF-LIFE; DISCRIMINATION; PROHIBITION 3/13 to House consent calendar.
END-OF-LIFE; DISCRIMINATION; PROHIBITION 3/9 from House jud-pub safety do pass.
END-OF-LIFE; DISCRIMINATION; PROHIBITION 2/28 referred to House jud-pub safety.
END-OF-LIFE; DISCRIMINATION; PROHIBITION 2/22 passed Senate 17-13; ready for House.
END-OF-LIFE; DISCRIMINATION; PROHIBITION 2/22 Senate COW approved with floor amend #4482.
END-OF-LIFE; DISCRIMINATION; PROHIBITION 2/21 stricken from Senate consent calendar by Barto.
END-OF-LIFE; DISCRIMINATION; PROHIBITION 2/21 from Senate rules okay.
END-OF-LIFE; DISCRIMINATION; PROHIBITION 2/20 to Senate consent calendar.
END-OF-LIFE; DISCRIMINATION; PROHIBITION 2/16 from Senate hel-hu ser do pass.
END-OF-LIFE; DISCRIMINATION; PROHIBITION 1/31 referred to Senate hel-hu ser.
S1441: HEALTH INSURERS; CLAIMS; ARBITRATION (INSURERS; HEALTH PROVIDERS; CLAIMS; MEDIATION)

Adds an article to Title 20 (Insurance) regulating health insurance out-of-network claim dispute resolution. An enrollee who has received a “surprise out-of-network bill” (defined) and who disputes the amount of the bill may seek dispute resolution of the bill if the amount the enrollee is responsible for is at least $1,000 and other specified conditions are met. If the enrollee requests dispute resolution, the enrollee is required to participate in an informal settlement teleconference and may participate in the arbitration of the bill, and the health care provider and the health insurer are required to participate in an informal settlement teleconference and the arbitration. The Department of Insurance is required to develop a simple, fair, efficient and cost-effective arbitration procedure for surprise out-of-network bill disputes and specify time frames, standards and other details of the arbitration proceeding. The Dept is required to contract with one or more entities to provide qualified arbitrators, and Dept staff are prohibited from serving as arbitrators. Establishes requirements for the arbitration process and qualifications for arbitrators. Does not apply to noncovered health care services, limited benefit coverage, charges for health care services or durable medical equipment subject to a direct payment agreement, health plans that do not include coverage for out-of-network health care services, or state health and accident coverage for full-time officers and employees of the state and their dependents. Any claim that is subject to the out-of-network claim dispute resolution established by this legislation is not subject to current statute governing timely payment of health care provider’s claims. The Dept is required to prescribe a notice outlining a health insurance enrollee’s right to dispute surprise out-of-network bills, and health insurers are required to include the notice in each explanation of benefits or other similar claim adjudication notice that is issued to enrollees and that involved covered services provided by a noncontracted health care provider. By December 31, 2019 and each December 31 thereafter, the Dept is required to report to the Governor and the Legislature on the resolution of disputed surprise out-of-network bills, and information that must be included in the report is listed. Effective January 1, 2019. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Lesko
Others: Sen. S. Allen, Sen. Bowie, Sen. Fann, Sen. Worsley, Sen. Yee


 
S1441 Daily History  Date Action
HEALTH INSURERS; CLAIMS; ARBITRATION 4/24 signed by governor. Chap. 190, Laws 2017.
HEALTH INSURERS; CLAIMS; ARBITRATION 4/24 signed by governor. Chap. no. awaited.
HEALTH INSURERS; CLAIMS; ARBITRATION 4/20 Senate concurred in House amendments and passed on final reading 26-4; ready for governor.
HEALTH INSURERS; CLAIMS; ARBITRATION 4/19 House COW approved with floor amend #5035, a substitute for amend 4797. Passed House 40-19; ready for Senate action on House amendments.
HEALTH INSURERS; CLAIMS; ARBITRATION 3/28 from House rules okay.
HEALTH INSURERS; CLAIMS; ARBITRATION 3/21 from House bank-ins with amend #4797.
HEALTH INSURERS; CLAIMS; ARBITRATION 3/13 House bank-ins held.
HEALTH INSURERS; CLAIMS; ARBITRATION 3/2 referred to House bank-ins.
HEALTH INSURERS; CLAIMS; ARBITRATION 3/1 passed Senate 25-5; ready for House.
HEALTH INSURERS; CLAIMS; ARBITRATION 2/28 Senate COW approved with amend #4263, floor amend #4628 and the rules tech amendment. NOTE SHORT TITLE CHANGE.
INSURERS; HEALTH PROVIDERS; CLAIMS; MEDIATION 2/27 from Senate rules with a technical amendment.
INSURERS; HEALTH PROVIDERS; CLAIMS; MEDIATION 2/16 from Senate fin with amend #4263.
INSURERS; HEALTH PROVIDERS; CLAIMS; MEDIATION 2/15 Senate fin amended; report awaited.
INSURERS; HEALTH PROVIDERS; CLAIMS; MEDIATION 1/31 referred to Senate fin.
S1443: VETERANS' DONATIONS FUND; TAX CREDIT

For tax years 2018 through 2025, private donations to the Veterans' Donations Fund qualify for an income tax credit of up to $200 for a single individual or head of household or up to $400 for a married couple filing jointly, subject to a combined total limit of $1 million in any calendar year on a first-come, first-served basis. The income tax credit for private donations to the Military Family Relief Fund terminates after tax year 2017, instead of after tax year 2018, and the statutory termination date of the Military Family Relief Fund is extended seven years to December 31, 2025, from December 31, 2018. Effective January 1, 2018.

First sponsor: Sen. Griffin
Others: Sen. S. Allen, Rep. Andrade, Rep. Barton, Sen. Borrelli, Rep. Bowers, Sen. Bradley, Sen. Burges, Rep. Campbell, Rep. Clodfelter, Rep. John, Sen. Meza, Sen. Montenegro, Rep. Nutt, Sen. Otondo, Sen. Pratt


 
S1443 Daily History  Date Action
VETERANS' DONATIONS FUND; TAX CREDIT 3/6 referred to House ways-means.
VETERANS' DONATIONS FUND; TAX CREDIT 2/28 passed Senate 29-1; ready for House.
VETERANS' DONATIONS FUND; TAX CREDIT 2/27 Senate COW approved.
VETERANS' DONATIONS FUND; TAX CREDIT 2/23 stricken from Senate consent calendar by Yee.
VETERANS' DONATIONS FUND; TAX CREDIT 2/23 from Senate rules okay.
VETERANS' DONATIONS FUND; TAX CREDIT 2/23 to Senate consent calendar.
VETERANS' DONATIONS FUND; TAX CREDIT 2/22 from Senate appro do pass.
VETERANS' DONATIONS FUND; TAX CREDIT 2/16 from Senate fin do pass.
VETERANS' DONATIONS FUND; TAX CREDIT 2/15 Senate fin do pass; report awaited.
VETERANS' DONATIONS FUND; TAX CREDIT 1/31 referred to Senate fin, appro.
S1444: INCOME TAX SUBTRACTION; MILITARY RETIREMENT

The list of subtractions from Arizona gross income for the purposes of individual income taxes is expanded to include benefits, annuities and pensions received by the taxpayer during the tax year as retired or retainer pay of the uniformed services of the U.S., subject to the following maximums: $12,500 for tax year 2019; $25,000 for tax year 2020; $25,000 or 75 percent of the amount received, whichever is greater, for tax year 2021; and the full amount received during the tax year for tax years 2022 and beyond. Effective January 1, 2019.

First sponsor: Sen. Griffin
Others: Sen. S. Allen, Rep. Andrade, Rep. Barton, Sen. Borrelli, Rep. Bowers, Sen. Bradley, Sen. Burges, Rep. Campbell, Rep. Clodfelter, Sen. Meza, Sen. Montenegro, Rep. Nutt, Sen. Otondo, Sen. Pratt, Sen. Smith


 
S1444 Daily History  Date Action
INCOME TAX SUBTRACTION; MILITARY RETIREMENT 2/16 from Senate fin do pass.
INCOME TAX SUBTRACTION; MILITARY RETIREMENT 2/15 Senate fin do pass; report awaited.
INCOME TAX SUBTRACTION; MILITARY RETIREMENT 1/31 referred to Senate fin, appro.
S1450: RETURN TO OUT-OF-HOME CARE; PLACEMENT

If a child who has been in foster care is returned to the child's home then removed again from the child's home, the Department of Child Safety is required to notify all foster homes in which the child previously resided, unless the previous foster family has substantiated or outstanding allegations, reports or investigations known by DCS, that the child has been removed from the child's home. DCS is required to place the child in a foster home in which the child has resided, unless the placement is not in the child's best interest or none of the prior foster homes wants the placement. AS PASSED SENATE.

First sponsor: Sen. Brophy McGee


 
S1450 Daily History  Date Action
RETURN TO OUT-OF-HOME CARE; PLACEMENT 3/23 House hel held.
RETURN TO OUT-OF-HOME CARE; PLACEMENT 3/15 referred to House hel.
RETURN TO OUT-OF-HOME CARE; PLACEMENT 3/15 passed Senate 26-4; ready for House.
RETURN TO OUT-OF-HOME CARE; PLACEMENT 3/14 Senate COW approved with floor amend #4725.
RETURN TO OUT-OF-HOME CARE; PLACEMENT 2/23 stricken from consent calendar by Yee.
RETURN TO OUT-OF-HOME CARE; PLACEMENT 2/23 from Senate rules okay.
RETURN TO OUT-OF-HOME CARE; PLACEMENT 2/23 to Senate consent calendar.
RETURN TO OUT-OF-HOME CARE; PLACEMENT 2/16 from Senate hel-hu ser do pass.
RETURN TO OUT-OF-HOME CARE; PLACEMENT 1/31 referred to Senate hel-hu ser.
S1451: ORTHOTICS; PROSTHETICS; STANDARDS

Beginning January 1, 2018, a "custom orthotic or custom prosthetic device" (defined) furnished to an individual by a health care provider is required to be provided by an accredited fabricator or supplier, be provided by a qualified practitioner or licensed health care provider, and have a valid prescription. Some exceptions. A health care provider that does not receive insurance payment for a custom orthotic or custom prosthetic device because it does not meet these requirements is prohibited from attempt to collect payment or reimbursement for the device from the patient. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Brophy McGee


 
S1451 Daily History  Date Action
ORTHOTICS; PROSTHETICS; STANDARDS 5/2 signed by governor. Chap. 268, Laws 2017.
ORTHOTICS; PROSTHETICS; STANDARDS 4/25 passed House 45-11; ready for governor.
ORTHOTICS; PROSTHETICS; STANDARDS 3/28 from House rules okay.
ORTHOTICS; PROSTHETICS; STANDARDS 3/27 to House consent calendar.
ORTHOTICS; PROSTHETICS; STANDARDS 3/9 from House hel do pass.
ORTHOTICS; PROSTHETICS; STANDARDS 2/27 referred to House hel.
ORTHOTICS; PROSTHETICS; STANDARDS 2/21 passed Senate 25-5; ready for House.
ORTHOTICS; PROSTHETICS; STANDARDS 2/20 Senate COW approved with amend #4157.
ORTHOTICS; PROSTHETICS; STANDARDS 2/14 from Senate rules okay.
ORTHOTICS; PROSTHETICS; STANDARDS 2/9 from Senate hel-hu ser with amend #4151.
ORTHOTICS; PROSTHETICS; STANDARDS 1/31 referred to Senate hel-hu ser.
S1452: HEALTH PROFESSION REGULATORY BOARDS

A member of a health profession regulatory board is ineligible for reappointment to that board once the person has been appointed for two full terms. A person may be reappointed to a board once the person has not been on the board for a time period of at least two full terms. Health profession regulatory boards are required to digitally record all open meetings of the board and to maintain the records for three years. Each health profession regulatory board is authorized to establish a nondisciplinary confidential program for the monitoring of licensees who may have been chemically dependent or may have had a medical, psychiatric, psychological or behavioral health disorder that may impact the licensee's ability to safely practice or perform health care tasks. Establishes a statute of limitations of four years for complaints against licensees or certificate holders of health professions regulatory boards, and exempts medical malpractice settlements or judgments or allegations of sexual misconduct if the incident involved a felony, diversion of a controlled substance or impairment while practicing from the statute of limitations. Effective January 1, 2018. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Barto


 
S1452 Daily History  Date Action
HEALTH PROFESSION REGULATORY BOARDS 4/24 signed by governor. Chap. 191, Laws 2017.
HEALTH PROFESSION REGULATORY BOARDS 4/24 signed by governor. Chap. no. awaited.
HEALTH PROFESSION REGULATORY BOARDS 4/19 Senate concurred in House amendments and passed on final reading 28-0; ready for governor.
HEALTH PROFESSION REGULATORY BOARDS 4/17 passed House 58-0; ready for Senate action on House amendments.
HEALTH PROFESSION REGULATORY BOARDS 4/6 House COW approved with amend #4852 and floor amend #4951.
HEALTH PROFESSION REGULATORY BOARDS 4/4 stricken from House COW consent calendar by Carter.
HEALTH PROFESSION REGULATORY BOARDS 4/4 from House rules okay.
HEALTH PROFESSION REGULATORY BOARDS 4/3 to House COW consent calendar.
HEALTH PROFESSION REGULATORY BOARDS 3/23 from House hel with amend #4852.
HEALTH PROFESSION REGULATORY BOARDS 3/8 referred to House hel.
HEALTH PROFESSION REGULATORY BOARDS 3/6 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
HEALTH PROFESSION REGULATORY BOARDS 3/2 Senate COW approved with amend #4152, floor amend #4660 and the rules tech amendment.
HEALTH PROFESSION REGULATORY BOARDS 2/14 from Senate rules with a technical amendment.
HEALTH PROFESSION REGULATORY BOARDS 2/9 from Senate hel-hu ser with amend #4152.
HEALTH PROFESSION REGULATORY BOARDS 1/31 referred to Senate hel-hu ser.
S1456: LAND SUBDIVISION; EXCEPTIONS; CHILDREN; GRANDCHILDREN

For the purpose of real estate regulations, a person selling, leasing or gifting the person's land to the person's child or grandchild is exempt from the definition of "subdivider," and the sale, lease or gift of a person's land to the person's child or grandchild is exempt from the definition of "subdivision" or "subdivided lands."

First sponsor: Sen. S. Allen


 
S1456 Daily History  Date Action
LAND SUBDIVISION; EXCEPTIONS; CHILDREN; GRANDCHILDREN 2/9 from Senate gov do pass.
LAND SUBDIVISION; EXCEPTIONS; CHILDREN; GRANDCHILDREN 1/31 referred to Senate gov.
S1457: TRIBAL NATIONS; VETERANS' SERVICES; APPROPRIATION

Appropriates $2.2 million and 20 FTE positions from the general fund in FY2017-18 to the Department of Veterans' Services for the purpose of hiring veteran service officers to provide services in rural tribal nations in Arizona that have communities that are located 100 miles or more from the nearest U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs service center.

First sponsor: Sen. Peshlakai
Others: Sen. Bowie, Sen. Bradley, Sen. Cajero Bedford, Sen. Contreras, Sen. Dalessandro, Sen. Farley, Sen. Hobbs, Sen. Mendez, Sen. Miranda, Sen. Otondo, Sen. Quezada


 
S1457 Daily History  Date Action
TRIBAL NATIONS; VETERANS' SERVICES; APPROPRIATION 1/31 referred to Senate appro.
S1463: VEHICLE TITLE LOANS; FINANCE CHARGE

The maximum "finance charge" (defined) on a secondary motor vehicle finance transaction is 36 percent a year, instead of between 10 and 17 percent per month based on the amount of the principal.

First sponsor: Sen. Peshlakai
Others: Sen. Contreras, Sen. Dalessandro, Sen. Farley, Sen. Hobbs, Sen. Mendez, Sen. Miranda


 
S1463 Daily History  Date Action
VEHICLE TITLE LOANS; FINANCE CHARGE 1/31 referred to Senate fin.
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
Others: Sen. Borrelli, Rep. Finchem, Rep. Kern, Rep. Leach, Rep. Shooter


 
S1468 Daily History  Date Action
REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT PROGRAM; WITHDRAWAL 5/10 referred to Senate rules only.
S1470: LOTTERY GAME; VETERANS ASSISTANCE

The State Lottery Commission is required to establish a special instant game to provide assistance to veterans. The Commission is required to distribute the total annual revenues from ticket sales of the game in the Veterans' Donations Fund.

First sponsor: Sen. Miranda
Others: Rep. Andrade, Sen. Borrelli, Sen. Bowie, Sen. Bradley, Rep. Chavez, Sen. Contreras, Sen. Dalessandro, Sen. Fann, Sen. Farley, Sen. Griffin, Sen. Hobbs, Sen. Kavanagh, Rep. Martinez, Sen. Meza, Sen. Peshlakai


 
S1470 Daily History  Date Action
LOTTERY GAME; VETERANS ASSISTANCE 1/31 referred to Senate appro.
S1472: MEMORIAL; VETERAN DIVERSITY

The Department of Administration is authorized to provide for the placement in Wesley Bolin Plaza of a memorial dedicated to the commemoration of Arizona veteran diversity. Public monies are not authorized for the costs of the memorial. Self-repeals October 1, 2021.

First sponsor: Sen. Miranda
Others: Sen. Bowie, Sen. Bradley, Rep. Chavez, Sen. Contreras, Sen. Dalessandro, Rep. Descheenie, Rep. Espinoza, Sen. Farley, Sen. D. Farnsworth, Rep. Gabaldon, Sen. Hobbs, Sen. Kavanagh, Rep. Martinez, Sen. Meza, Rep. Navarrete, Sen. Otondo, Sen. Peshlakai, Rep. Shope


 
S1472 Daily History  Date Action
MEMORIAL; VETERAN DIVERSITY 1/31 referred to Senate gov, com-pub safety.
S1485: APPROPRIATION; COMMUNITY INFO & REFERRAL

Appropriates $1.25 million from the general fund in FY2017-18 to the Department of Health Services for an information and referral service for health, community, human and governmental services.

First sponsor: Sen. Mendez
Others: Rep. Andrade, Sen. Bowie, Sen. Bradley, Rep. Engel, Rep. Martinez, Sen. Miranda, Sen. Peshlakai, Rep. Powers Hannley, Rep. Salman


 
S1485 Daily History  Date Action
APPROPRIATION; COMMUNITY INFO & REFERRAL 2/1 referred to Senate appro.
S1512: TERMINALLY ILL; CARE CHOICES

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

First sponsor: Sen. Mendez
Others: Rep. Andrade, Rep. Blanc, Sen. Bradley, Rep. Engel, Sen. Peshlakai, Rep. Powers Hannley, Rep. Salman


 
S1512 Daily History  Date Action
TERMINALLY ILL; CARE CHOICES 2/1 referred to Senate hel-hu ser.
S1513: SNAP; BENEFIT MATCH; FARMERS MARKETS

The Department of Economic Security is required to establish a fresh food bonus program for enrollees of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that provides matching monies for an enrollee who purchases fresh fruits and vegetables at a farmers' market using SNAP benefits. The program ends on July 1, 2027.

First sponsor: Sen. Mendez
Others: Rep. Andrade, Rep. Blanc, Sen. Bradley, Rep. Engel, Rep. Martinez, Sen. Miranda, Sen. Peshlakai, Rep. Powers Hannley, Sen. Quezada, Rep. Salman


 
S1513 Daily History  Date Action
SNAP; BENEFIT MATCH; FARMERS MARKETS 2/1 referred to Senate hel-hu ser.
S1522: BUDGET; GENERAL APPROPRIATION ACT; 2017-18

The "feed bill" for FY2017-18, containing appropriations for state agencies and programs. Provisions include: Continues deferment of $930.7 million in basic state aid payments to schools until FY2018-19. Appropriates $34 million in FY2017-18 to the Superintendent of Public Instruction for a teacher salary increase of 1.06 percent, which must supplement and not supplant any other salary increase that a school district or charter school would have provided to the teacher. States that the Legislature and Governor intend to include funding for an additional 1.06 percent teacher salary increase in FY2018-19. Makes a supplemental appropriation of $17 million from the general fund in FY2017-18 to the Superintendent of Public Instruction for additional formula costs and a supplemental appropriation of $12 million from the general fund in FY2018-19 to the Superintendent of Public Instruction for early literacy. Appropriates $2.6 million in one-time funding from the monies earned from investment of monies in the Budget Stabilization Fund in FY2017-18 to the Superintendent of Public Instruction for rural assistance and specifies how the assistance must be distributed. Appropriates $17.2 million from the general fund in FY2017-18 to the School Facilities Board (SFB) for building renewal grants. Appropriates $37.9 million to the New School Facilities Fund and requires the SFB to use the monies only for facilities that will be constructed for school districts that received final approval from the SFB between March 2, 2016 and March 1, 2017. Appropriates $15 million from the general fund in FY2017-18 to the three state universities for capital improvements or operating expenditures. Makes supplemental appropriations to the Department of Economic Security (DES) and AHCCCS in FY2016-17 from other funds and increases the AHCCCS Administration expenditure authority for FY2016-17. Appropriates $10 million from the general fund in $23 million from developmental disabilities Medicaid expenditure authority in FY2017-18 to DES for onetime assistance to address developmental disabilities provider cost increases resulting from the enactment of proposition 206 from the 2016 general election. By February 1, 2018, the AHCCCS Administration is required to report to the Governor and the Legislature on the impact of provider cost increases resulting from the enactment of proposition 206 from the 2016 general election on the adequacy of the provider network, and $200,000 is appropriated from the Prescription Drug Rebate Fund to the AHCCCS Administration to complete the provider network adequacy analysis. Appropriates the following amounts from the general fund in FY2017-18 to the Department of Administration for distribution to counties for maintenance of essential county services: $5.5 million for distribution to counties with a population of less than 200,000, $500,000 for distribution to a county with a population of more than 30,000 and less than 40,000 (Graham County), $1.65 million to be allocated equally among all counties with a population of more than 200,000 and less than 900 , and $8 million for a onetime distribution to each county as specified. Allocates $21.5 million of general fund withholding tax revenues in FY2017-18 to the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA), and appropriates $300,000 from the general fund in FY2017-18 to the ACA to operate a trade office in Mexico City. Requires various reports and makes various fund transfers. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Yarbrough
Others: Sen. Griffin, Sen. Lesko, Sen. Yee


 
S1522 Daily History  Date Action
BUDGET; GENERAL APPROPRIATION ACT; 2017-18 5/12 signed by governor. Chap. 305, Laws 2017.
BUDGET; GENERAL APPROPRIATION ACT; 2017-18 5/5 substituted in House for identical H2537 and passed 35-24; ready for governor.
BUDGET; GENERAL APPROPRIATION ACT; 2017-18 5/4 retained its place on Senate COW calendar. Senate COW approved with floor amend #5091. Passed Senate 17-13; ready for House.
BUDGET; GENERAL APPROPRIATION ACT; 2017-18 5/4 from Senate appro do pass. From Senate rules okay.
BUDGET; GENERAL APPROPRIATION ACT; 2017-18 5/3 Senate appro do pass; report awaited.
BUDGET; GENERAL APPROPRIATION ACT; 2017-18 5/2 referred to Senate appro.
S1523: BUDGET; CAPITAL OUTLAY; APPROPRIATIONS; 2017-18

Makes various appropriations for capital expenditures for FY2017-18, including $315.3 million for state highway construction, $24.6 million for airport planning and development, and $19 million for major maintenance and repair activities for state buildings. Makes appropriations from the general fund in FY2017-18 to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) for specified construction projects and improvements, to the State Parks Board for specified projects and major maintenance and repairs, and to the Department of Corrections for the replacement of locking systems at state prison facilities. Requires specified amounts of the $5.5 million FY2016-17 appropriation from the State Highway Fund to ADOT for the construction of vehicle wash systems to be distributed to counties and municipalities, and requires those amounts to be used only for the direct costs of constructing, reconstructing, maintaining or repairing public highways, streets or bridges and direct costs of rights-of-way acquisitions and related expenses. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Yarbrough
Others: Sen. Griffin, Sen. Lesko, Sen. Yee


 
S1523 Daily History  Date Action
BUDGET; CAPITAL OUTLAY; APPROPRIATIONS; 2017-18 5/12 signed by governor. Chap. 306, Laws 2017.
BUDGET; CAPITAL OUTLAY; APPROPRIATIONS; 2017-18 5/5 substituted in House for identical H2538 and passed 35-24; ready for governor.
BUDGET; CAPITAL OUTLAY; APPROPRIATIONS; 2017-18 5/4 retained on Senate COW calendar. Senate COW approved. Passed Senate 18-12; ready for House.
BUDGET; CAPITAL OUTLAY; APPROPRIATIONS; 2017-18 5/4 from Senate appro do pass. From Senate rules okay.
BUDGET; CAPITAL OUTLAY; APPROPRIATIONS; 2017-18 5/2 referred to Senate appro.
S1524: BUDGET; BRB; BUDGET PROCEDURES; 2017-18

Makes various changes that affect the budget across agencies. Requires any unrestricted federal monies received by Arizona in FY2017-18 to be deposited in the general fund. For FY2017-18, FY2018-19, and FY2019-20, the Legislature is not required to appropriate monies to or transfer monies from the Budget Stabilization Fund. Allows appropriations for all budget units to be limited to one FY for FY2019-20. Continues the Capital Outlay Stabilization Fund rent rate at $13.08/square foot for office space and $4.74/square foot for storage space. Retroactive to January 1, 2017, establishes the Arizona Job Training Fund to be administered by the Arizona Commerce Authority and establishes regulations for the Fund. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Yarbrough
Others: Sen. Griffin, Sen. Lesko, Sen. Yee


 
S1524 Daily History  Date Action
BUDGET; BRB; BUDGET PROCEDURES; 2017-18 5/12 signed by governor. Chap. 307, Laws 2017.
BUDGET; BRB; BUDGET PROCEDURES; 2017-18 5/4 retained on Senate COW calendar. Senate COW approved with floor amend #5087. Passed Senate 17-13. Substituted in House for identical H2539 and passed 35-24; ready for governor.
BUDGET; BRB; BUDGET PROCEDURES; 2017-18 5/4 from Senate appro do pass. From Senate rules okay.
BUDGET; BRB; BUDGET PROCEDURES; 2017-18 5/2 referred to Senate appro.
S1526: BUDGET; BRB; ENVIRONMENT; 2017-18

Makes policy changes pertaining to environmental regulation that affect the state budget. The Arizona Water Protection Fund Commission is permitted to grant to the Department of Water Resources (DWR) up to $336,000 of the unobligated balance in the Fund to pay for administrative costs of DWR in FY2017-18. DWR is authorized to increase fees in FY2017-18 for services in FY2017-18 to generate $100,200. The first $1.8 million of net revenues collected from the tax on water use are required to be deposited in the newly established Safe Drinking Water Program Fund, to be used by DWR to pay for the costs of programs required by statute regulating potable water systems. Caps the general fund appropriation to the Water Quality Assurance Revolving Fund (WQARF) at $2.82 million. Appropriates $4 million from the Emissions Inspection Fund, $2 million from the Air Quality Fund $3.7 million from the Permit Administration Fund and $1 million from the Recycling Fund in FY2017-18 to the WQARF. The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is required to charge the same fees in FY2017-18 that were charged in FY2016-17 for vehicle emissions testing conducted in Area A (Phoenix metropolitan). Suspends the administrative cap on the Underground Storage Tank Revolving Fund for FY2017-18 and allows DEQ to transfer up to $6.5 million from the Fund for administrative costs of DEQ. The Arizona State Parks Board is authorized to spend up to $692,100 from the Board’s portion of the Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Fund in FY2017-18 for Board operating expenses. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Yarbrough
Others: Sen. Griffin, Sen. Lesko, Sen. Yee


 
S1526 Daily History  Date Action
BUDGET; BRB; ENVIRONMENT; 2017-18 5/12 signed by governor. Chap. 308, Laws 2017.
BUDGET; BRB; ENVIRONMENT; 2017-18 5/5 substituted in House for identical H2541 and passed 35-24; ready for governor.
BUDGET; BRB; ENVIRONMENT; 2017-18 5/4 retained on Senate COW calendar. Senate COW approved with floor amend #5088. Passed Senate 17-13; ready for House.
BUDGET; BRB; ENVIRONMENT; 2017-18 5/4 from Senate appro do pass. From Senate rules okay.
BUDGET; BRB; ENVIRONMENT; 2017-18 5/2 referred to Senate appro.
S1527: BUDGET; BRB; HEALTH; 2017-18

Makes various policy changes in the area of public health that affect the budget. The list of medically necessary services that AHCCCS contractors are required to provide is modified to include occupational therapy for all ages instead of only those under 21 years of age, and to include emergency dental care and extractions for persons who are at least 21 years of age in an annual amount of up to $1,000 per member. AHCCCS is authorized to participate in any special disability workload section 1115 demonstration waiver offered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Session law from 2013 allowing the AHCCCS Administration to authorize a political subdivision to provide monies necessary to qualify for federal matching monies for uncompensated care payments to freestanding children’s hospitals with 100 beds or more is repealed January 1, 2021, instead of January 1, 2018. If the state’s federal medical assistance percentage for KidsCare is less than 100 percent, the AHCCCS Administration is required to notify the Governor and the Legislature and stop processing all new applications, and is no longer required to provide notice to contractors and members that the program will terminate if the federal government eliminates federal funding for KidsCare. Specifies county contributions for ALTCS, and AHCCCS acute care and hospitalization and medical care for FY2017-18. For the contract year beginning October 1, 2017 and ending September 30, 2018, the AHCCCS Administration is authorized to continue the risk contingency rate setting for all managed care organizations and the funding for all managed care organizations administrative funding levels that was imposed for the contract year beginning October 1, 2010 and ending September 30, 2011. Establishes the Public Health Emergencies Fund to be administered by the Department of Health Services (DHS), and allows monies in the Fund to be spent for public health emergency responses of the state following a state of emergency declaration by the Governor. On an annual or otherwise applicable basis, DHS is required to submit a grant application under Title X of the federal Public Health Service Act to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for monies to provide family planning services, and to distribute any monies received from a grant application pursuant to statute. Counties are required to reimburse DHS for 31 percent of the costs of a commitment of a sexually violent individual for FY2017-18. Municipalities and counties are required to reimburse DHS for 100 percent of the costs of a defendant’s inpatient, in custody competency restoration treatment for FY2017-18. Disproportionate share hospitals (DSH) payments for FY2017-18 include $108.9 million for a qualifying nonstate operated public hospital, $4.2 million of which must be distributed to the Maricopa County Special Health Care District, $28.5 million for the Arizona State Hospital, and $884,800 for private qualifying hospitals. After these DSH payments are made, the allocations of DSH payment must be made available first to qualifying private hospitals located outside of the Phoenix metropolitan statistical area and the Tucson metropolitan statistical area before being made available to qualifying private hospitals within those areas. Establishes various reporting requirements. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Yarbrough
Others: Sen. Griffin, Sen. Lesko, Sen. Yee


 
S1527 Daily History  Date Action
BUDGET; BRB; HEALTH; 2017-18 5/12 signed by governor. Chap. 309, Laws 2017.
BUDGET; BRB; HEALTH; 2017-18 5/5 substituted in House for identical H2542 and passed 34-25; ready for governor.
BUDGET; BRB; HEALTH; 2017-18 5/4 retained on Senate COW calendar. Senate COW approved. Passed Senate 17-13; ready for House.
BUDGET; BRB; HEALTH; 2017-18 5/4 from Senate appro do pass. From Senate rules okay.
BUDGET; BRB; HEALTH; 2017-18 5/2 referred to Senate appro.
S1528: BUDGET; BRB; HIGHER EDUCATION; 2017-18

Makes policy changes in college and university programs that affect the state budget. A community college districts located in a county with a population of 750,000 persons or more (Maricopa and Pima Counties) are no longer ineligible to receive state aid. Notwithstanding this change, state aid for community college districts for FY2017-18 is as specified in the general appropriations act. By December 15, 2017 and every five years thereafter, the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) is required to complete a comprehensive cost study to determine the actual cost of educating a full-time resident undergraduate student at each university under the jurisdiction of ABOR, and to submit the cost study to the Governor and the Legislature. By July 1, 2018 and each year thereafter, ABOR is required to submit to the Governor and the Legislature a comprehensive university cost containment report for each university under the jurisdiction of ABOR, which is required to include specified information and to demonstrate the actions taken by each university to contain the increased cost of attendance for full-time resident undergraduate students. For the 2017-18 academic year, universities under the jurisdiction of ABOR are required to implement an Arizona Teacher Academy (ATA) to incentivize Arizona resident students to enter the teaching profession and commit to teach in Arizona public schools. The ATA may include new or existing teacher preparation program pathways. Each university is required to develop formalized partnerships with public schools in Arizona to build commitments for teacher employment on completion of the ATA. Each university is required to provide each full-time student enrolled in the ATA an annual waiver for all tuition and fees associated with the student’s program of study, subject to specified requirements. By July 1, 2018 and each year thereafter, ABOR is required to report to the Governor and the Legislature on a list of specified information about the ATA. For FY2017-18, each dollar raised by the surcharge on student registration assessed by ABOR for the Financial Aid Trust Fund may be matched by less than $2 appropriated by the Legislature. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Yarbrough
Others: Sen. Griffin, Sen. Lesko, Sen. Yee


 
S1528 Daily History  Date Action
BUDGET; BRB; HIGHER EDUCATION; 2017-18 5/12 signed by governor. Chap. 310, Laws 2017.
BUDGET; BRB; HIGHER EDUCATION; 2017-18 5/4 retained on Senate COW calendar. Senate COW approved. Passed Senate 19-11. Substituted in House for identical H2543 and passed 35-24; ready for governor.
BUDGET; BRB; HIGHER EDUCATION; 2017-18 5/4 from Senate appro do pass. From Senate rules okay.
BUDGET; BRB; HIGHER EDUCATION; 2017-18 5/2 referred to Senate appro.
S1529: BUDGET; BRB; HUMAN SERVICES; 2017-18

Makes various policy changes in the areas of human services that affect the budget. For FY2017-18, the Department of Economic Security (DES) is authorized to reduce maximum income eligibility levels for child care assistance in order to manage within appropriated and available monies. During FY2017-18, DES is required to screen and test each adult recipient of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families cash assistance who DES has reasonable cause to believe engages in the illegal use of controlled substances, and any recipient who tests positive for the use of a controlled substance that was not prescribed by a licensed health professional is ineligible to receive benefits for one year. The Auditor General is required to provide various reports concerning the Department of Child Safety to the Governor and the Legislature, and deadlines for the reports are specified. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Yarbrough
Others: Sen. Griffin, Sen. Lesko, Sen. Yee


 
S1529 Daily History  Date Action
BUDGET; BRB; HUMAN SERVICES; 2017-18 5/12 signed by governor. Chap. 311, Laws 2017.
BUDGET; BRB; HUMAN SERVICES; 2017-18 5/5 substituted in House for identical H2544 and passed 35-24; ready for governor.
BUDGET; BRB; HUMAN SERVICES; 2017-18 5/4 Senate COW approved. Passed Senate 17-13; ready for House.
BUDGET; BRB; HUMAN SERVICES; 2017-18 5/4 from Senate appro do pass. From Senate rules okay.
BUDGET; BRB; HUMAN SERVICES; 2017-18 5/2 referred to Senate appro.
S1531: BUDGET; BRB; REVENUES; 2017-18

Makes various changes relating to general revenues for FY2017-18. Appropriates $30 million on a one-time basis from the Highway Expansion and Extension Loan Program Fund in each of FY2017-18 and FY2018-19 to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) for distribution to counties and municipalities for costs related to public highways, streets or bridges. Before the distribution of Highway User Revenue Fund (HURF) revenues to the State Highway Fund and counties and municipalities, ADOT is required to allocate $30 million in FY2018-19 and $60 million in FY2019-20 to counties and municipalities for costs related to public highways, streets or bridges. Monies received from jet fuel excise taxes and jet fuel use taxes are deposited in the State Aviation Fund, instead of being designated as part of the distribution base for state shared revenue. Instead of being deposited in the State Aviation Fund, 50 percent of monies received from aviation registration fees are deposited in the general fund, 35 percent are deposited in the State Aviation Fund, 9.5 percent is distributed to counties proportionally by population, and 5.5 percent is distributed to municipalities proportionally by population. It is the intent of the Legislature that Department of Revenue administrative fees for costs of tax administration for local governments cannot exceed $20.76 million in aggregate and that the fees are also subject to a list of specified conditions. Retroactive to July 1, 2017, in FY2017-18, the Department of Gaming is required to establish and collect a regulatory assessment of 0.5 percent of the amounts wagered from each commercial racing permittee. Authorizes the Department of Financial Institutions to use the Financial Services Fund for general operating expenditures of the Dept, and to use monies in the Department Receivership Revolving Fund through FY2017-18 for expenditures on an electronic licensing system. Authorizes the Radiation Regulatory Agency to increase fees in FY2017-18 to generate up to $561,000 and the Department of Agriculture to continue existing fees from FY2016-17 in FY2017-18 to generate specified amounts for various funds. The Department of Insurance is prohibited from revising fees or assessments in FY2017-18 for the purpose of meeting the requirement to recover between 95 and 110 percent of the Dept's appropriated budget. For FY2017-18, counties with a population of less than 250,000 are authorized to meet any county fiscal obligation from any source of county revenue designated by the county, in an amount of up to $1.25 million. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Yarbrough
Others: Sen. Griffin, Sen. Lesko, Sen. Yee


 
S1531 Daily History  Date Action
BUDGET; BRB; REVENUES; 2017-18 5/12 signed by governor. Chap. 312, Laws 2017.
BUDGET; BRB; REVENUES; 2017-18 5/5 substituted in House for identical H2546 and passed 35-24; ready for governor.
BUDGET; BRB; REVENUES; 2017-18 5/4 Senate COW approved. Passed Senate 17-13; ready for House.
BUDGET; BRB; REVENUES; 2017-18 5/4 from Senate appro do pass. From Senate rules okay.
BUDGET; BRB; REVENUES; 2017-18 5/2 referred to Senate appro.
SCR1020: DEATH RESOLUTION; MARIAN LUPU

The members of the Legislature sincerely regret the passing of Marian Lupu, a pioneer in the field of gerontology and the founding Executive Director of the Pima Council on Aging, and extend their deepest sympathies to her family and many friends. AS SENT TO SECRETARY OF STATE.

First sponsor: Sen. Farley
Others: Sen. S. Allen, Sen. Barto, Sen. Borrelli, Sen. Bowie, Sen. Bradley, Sen. Brophy McGee, Sen. Burges, Sen. Cajero Bedford, Sen. Contreras, Sen. Dalessandro, Sen. Fann, Sen. D. Farnsworth, Sen. Griffin, Sen. Hobbs, Sen. Kavanagh, Sen. Lesko, Sen. Mendez, Sen. Meza, Sen. Miranda, Sen. Montenegro, Sen. Otondo, Sen. Peshlakai, Sen. Petersen, Sen. Pratt, Sen. Quezada, Sen. Smith, Sen. Worsley, Sen. Yarbrough, Sen. Yee


 
SCR1020 Daily History  Date Action
DEATH RESOLUTION; MARIAN LUPU 2/27 unanimously adopted by House and Senate; to secretary of state.
SCR1027: STATE SENATORS; FOUR-YEAR TERMS

The 2018 general election ballot is to carry the question of whether to amend the state Constitution to change the terms of office for state senators to four-year terms and limit the number of terms a legislator may serve to two, beginning with the 56th Legislature in 2023. Specifies application of the new term limits for current legislators.

First sponsor: Sen. Yarbrough
Others: Rep. J. Allen, Sen. Cajero Bedford, Sen. Griffin, Sen. Hobbs, Rep. Mesnard, Rep. Shooter, Rep. Shope, Sen. Yee


 
SCR1027 Daily History  Date Action
STATE SENATORS; FOUR-YEAR TERMS 3/28 stricken from House consent calendar by Salman.
STATE SENATORS; FOUR-YEAR TERMS 3/28 from House rules okay.
STATE SENATORS; FOUR-YEAR TERMS 3/27 to House consent calendar.
STATE SENATORS; FOUR-YEAR TERMS 3/9 from House gov do pass.
STATE SENATORS; FOUR-YEAR TERMS 3/8 referred to House gov.
STATE SENATORS; FOUR-YEAR TERMS 2/27 passed Senate 19-11; ready for House.
STATE SENATORS; FOUR-YEAR TERMS 2/21 from Senate rules okay.
STATE SENATORS; FOUR-YEAR TERMS 2/20 to Senate consent calendar.
STATE SENATORS; FOUR-YEAR TERMS 2/16 from Senate gov do pass.
STATE SENATORS; FOUR-YEAR TERMS 2/1 referred to Senate gov.