2017 Priority Legislation
53rd Legislature - 1st Regular Session, 2017 Wednesday, Oct 18 2017 8:42 PM
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Bill Summaries
H2004: VETERAN-OWNED BUSINESSES; PROCUREMENT PREFERENCE   [Support] Questions/Comments

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.
H2047: LIQUOR; SERVING AGE; REDUCTION   [Support] Questions/Comments

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

First sponsor: Rep. Weninger


 
H2047 Daily History  Date Action
LIQUOR; SERVING AGE; REDUCTION 3/24 signed by governor. Chap. 54, Laws 2017.
LIQUOR; SERVING AGE; REDUCTION 3/20 passed Senate 26-3; ready for governor.
LIQUOR; SERVING AGE; REDUCTION 3/7 from Senate rules okay.
LIQUOR; SERVING AGE; REDUCTION 3/6 to Senate consent calendar.
LIQUOR; SERVING AGE; REDUCTION 2/28 from Senate com-pub safety do pass.
LIQUOR; SERVING AGE; REDUCTION 2/27 Senate com-pub safety do pass; report awaited.
LIQUOR; SERVING AGE; REDUCTION 2/16 referred to Senate com-pub safety.
LIQUOR; SERVING AGE; REDUCTION 2/2 passed House 59-0; ready for Senate.
LIQUOR; SERVING AGE; REDUCTION 1/31 from House rules okay.
LIQUOR; SERVING AGE; REDUCTION 1/30 to House consent calendar.
LIQUOR; SERVING AGE; REDUCTION 1/25 from House com do pass.
LIQUOR; SERVING AGE; REDUCTION 1/9 referred to House com.
H2064: JET FUEL; MUNICIPAL EXCISE TAX (INTERNAL REVENUE CODE; FULL CONFORMITY)   [Support] Questions/Comments

Any municipal tax on jet fuel is limited to amounts of not more than 10 million gallons of jet fuel purchased by each purchaser in each calendar year, and the levy and measure of the tax is required to be structured to affirmatively exempt purchases in excess of 10 million gallons per purchaser per year. Beginning December 1, 2017, the revenues generated from any municipal tax on jet fuel by each public airport must be segregated in separate accounts for the exclusive expenditure for the capital or operating costs of the airport, the airport system or other local airport facilities owned or operated by the municipality and directly and substantially related to the air transportation of passengers or property. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Ugenti-Rita
Others: Rep. Leach


 
H2064 Daily History  Date Action
JET FUEL; MUNICIPAL EXCISE TAX 3/23 signed by governor. Chap. 50, Laws 2017.
JET FUEL; MUNICIPAL EXCISE TAX 3/23 House concurred in Senate amendments and passed on final reading 36-20; ready for governor.
JET FUEL; MUNICIPAL EXCISE TAX 3/22 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House action on Senate amendments.
JET FUEL; MUNICIPAL EXCISE TAX 3/21 Senate COW approved with amend #4690 and floor amend #4812. NOTE SHORT TITLE CHANGE.
INTERNAL REVENUE CODE; FULL CONFORMITY 3/14 from Senate rules okay.
INTERNAL REVENUE CODE; FULL CONFORMITY 3/9 from Senate fin with amend #4690.
INTERNAL REVENUE CODE; FULL CONFORMITY 3/8 Senate fin amended; report awaited.
INTERNAL REVENUE CODE; FULL CONFORMITY 2/16 referred to Senate fin.
INTERNAL REVENUE CODE; FULL CONFORMITY 2/8 passed House 59-0; ready for Senate.
INTERNAL REVENUE CODE; FULL CONFORMITY 2/7 House additional COW approved with floor amend #4120.
INTERNAL REVENUE CODE; FULL CONFORMITY 1/26 House COW approved with amend #4004.
INTERNAL REVENUE CODE; FULL CONFORMITY 1/23 from House rules okay. To House COW consent calendar.
INTERNAL REVENUE CODE; FULL CONFORMITY 1/18 from House ways-means with amend #4004.
INTERNAL REVENUE CODE; FULL CONFORMITY 1/10 referred to House ways-means.
H2085: SENTENCING DOCUMENT; FINGERPRINT; MISDEMEANOR OFFENSES   [Support] Questions/Comments

The list of offenses for which the court is required to obtain and record the defendant's fingerprints at the time of sentencing is expanded to include theft and shoplifting. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. E. Farnsworth


 
H2085 Daily History  Date Action
SENTENCING DOCUMENT; FINGERPRINT; MISDEMEANOR OFFENSES 3/21 signed by governor. Chap. 27, Laws 2017.
SENTENCING DOCUMENT; FINGERPRINT; MISDEMEANOR OFFENSES 3/13 passed Senate 30-0; ready for governor.
SENTENCING DOCUMENT; FINGERPRINT; MISDEMEANOR OFFENSES 3/7 from Senate rules okay.
SENTENCING DOCUMENT; FINGERPRINT; MISDEMEANOR OFFENSES 3/6 to Senate consent calendar.
SENTENCING DOCUMENT; FINGERPRINT; MISDEMEANOR OFFENSES 3/2 from Senate jud do pass.
SENTENCING DOCUMENT; FINGERPRINT; MISDEMEANOR OFFENSES 2/16 referred to Senate jud.
SENTENCING DOCUMENT; FINGERPRINT; MISDEMEANOR OFFENSES 2/1 passed House 40-20; ready for Senate.
SENTENCING DOCUMENT; FINGERPRINT; MISDEMEANOR OFFENSES 1/31 House COW approved.
SENTENCING DOCUMENT; FINGERPRINT; MISDEMEANOR OFFENSES 1/24 stricken from House consent calendar by Powers Hannley.
SENTENCING DOCUMENT; FINGERPRINT; MISDEMEANOR OFFENSES 1/23 from House rules okay. To House consent calendar.
SENTENCING DOCUMENT; FINGERPRINT; MISDEMEANOR OFFENSES 1/18 from House jud-pub safety do pass.
SENTENCING DOCUMENT; FINGERPRINT; MISDEMEANOR OFFENSES 1/12 referred to House jud-pub safety.
H2184: AT-RISK YOUTH; CAREER, COLLEGE READINESS   [Support] Questions/Comments

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

First sponsor: Rep. Espinoza
Others: Rep. Alston, Rep. Andrade, Rep. Blanc, Rep. Cardenas, Rep. Chavez, Sen. Contreras, Rep. Cook, Rep. Fernandez, Rep. Finchem, Rep. Gabaldon, Rep. John, Rep. Martinez, Sen. Mendez, Rep. Navarrete, Rep. Powers Hannley, Rep. Rivero, Rep. Rubalcava, Rep. Salman, Rep. Shooter, Rep. Shope


 
H2184 Daily History  Date Action
AT-RISK YOUTH; CAREER, COLLEGE READINESS 3/27 from Senate educ do pass.
AT-RISK YOUTH; CAREER, COLLEGE READINESS 3/23 Senate educ do pass; report awaited.
AT-RISK YOUTH; CAREER, COLLEGE READINESS 2/27 referred to Senate educ, appro.
AT-RISK YOUTH; CAREER, COLLEGE READINESS 2/22 passed House 52-7; ready for Senate.
AT-RISK YOUTH; CAREER, COLLEGE READINESS 2/22 House COW approved with amend #4036 and floor amend #4462.
AT-RISK YOUTH; CAREER, COLLEGE READINESS 2/16 from House rules okay.
AT-RISK YOUTH; CAREER, COLLEGE READINESS 1/31 from House educ with amend #4036.
AT-RISK YOUTH; CAREER, COLLEGE READINESS 1/17 referred to House educ.
H2191: TAX CREDIT CAP; ANGEL INVESTOR (CHILD SUPPORT; ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER; ENFORCEMENT)   [Support] Questions/Comments

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

First sponsor: Rep. Cobb


 
H2191 Daily History  Date Action
TAX CREDIT CAP; ANGEL INVESTOR 5/22 signed by governor. Chap. 319, Laws 2017.
TAX CREDIT CAP; ANGEL INVESTOR 5/10 House concurred in Senate amendments and passed on final reading 35-20; ready for governor.
TAX CREDIT CAP; ANGEL INVESTOR 5/8 passed Senate 21-7; ready for House action on Senate amendments.
TAX CREDIT CAP; ANGEL INVESTOR 5/8 Senate COW approved with amend #4826. NOTE SHORT TITLE CHANGE.
CHILD SUPPORT; ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER; ENFORCEMENT 5/1 from Senate rules okay.
CHILD SUPPORT; ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER; ENFORCEMENT 3/22 from Senate fin with amend #4826.
CHILD SUPPORT; ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER; ENFORCEMENT 2/27 referred to Senate fin.
CHILD SUPPORT; ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER; ENFORCEMENT 2/21 passed House 58-0; ready for Senate.
CHILD SUPPORT; ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER; ENFORCEMENT 2/21 House COW approved with amend #4306.
CHILD SUPPORT; ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER; ENFORCEMENT 2/20 from House rules okay.
CHILD SUPPORT; ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER; ENFORCEMENT 2/16 from House hel with amend #4306.
CHILD SUPPORT; ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER; ENFORCEMENT 2/16 House hel amended; report awaited.
CHILD SUPPORT; ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER; ENFORCEMENT 2/9 House hel held.
CHILD SUPPORT; ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER; ENFORCEMENT 1/17 referred to House hel.
H2213: GPLET REFORM; K-12 TAXES   [Support] Questions/Comments

Various changes relating to government property lease excise tax (GPLET). Beginning with development agreements, ordinances or resolutions for the lease of government property improvements approved by a governing body beginning January 1, 2017, the abatement of government property lease excise tax (GPLET) cannot exceed eight years, including any abatement period, regardless of whether the lease is transferred or conveyed to subsequent prime lessees during that period. As soon as reasonably practicable and within 12 months after the expiration of the lease, the government lessor is required to convey to the current prime lessee title to the government property improvement and the underlying land, and the property conveyed does not qualify for classification as class 6 property or for any other discounted assessment. Some exceptions. The government lessor, instead of the Department of Revenue, is required to maintain a public database of all government property leases that are subject to GPLET, or to post its lease agreements on a county or municipal website where the government property improvement is located. The government lessor is required to submit a current link to the public database to the Dept and to notify the Dept when the database no longer contains any active leases. The Dept is required to place links to all of the databases with active leases on their website. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Leach
Others: Rep. Barton, Rep. Kern, Rep. Livingston, Rep. Mitchell, Rep. Ugenti-Rita


 
H2213 Daily History  Date Action
GPLET REFORM; K-12 TAXES 3/30 signed by governor. Chap. 120, Laws 2017.
GPLET REFORM; K-12 TAXES 3/29 House concurred in Senate amendments and passed on final reading 56-0; ready for governor.
GPLET REFORM; K-12 TAXES 3/27 passed Senate 29-0; ready for House action on Senate amendments.
GPLET REFORM; K-12 TAXES 3/22 Senate COW approved with amend #4686 and floor amend #4829.
GPLET REFORM; K-12 TAXES 3/14 from Senate rules okay.
GPLET REFORM; K-12 TAXES 3/9 from Senate fin with amend #4686.
GPLET REFORM; K-12 TAXES 3/8 Senate fin amended; report awaited.
GPLET REFORM; K-12 TAXES 2/27 referred to Senate fin.
GPLET REFORM; K-12 TAXES 2/22 passed House 50-9; ready for Senate.
GPLET REFORM; K-12 TAXES 2/22 House COW approved with floor amend #4478.
GPLET REFORM; K-12 TAXES 2/20 retained on House COW calendar.
GPLET REFORM; K-12 TAXES 2/14 retained on House COW calendar.
GPLET REFORM; K-12 TAXES 2/7 retained on House COW calendar.
GPLET REFORM; K-12 TAXES 2/2 retained on House COW calendar.
GPLET REFORM; K-12 TAXES 1/31 stricken from House consent calendar by Engel.
GPLET REFORM; K-12 TAXES 1/31 from House rules okay.
GPLET REFORM; K-12 TAXES 1/30 to House consent calendar.
GPLET REFORM; K-12 TAXES 1/25 from House ways-means do pass.
GPLET REFORM; K-12 TAXES 1/17 referred to House ways-means.
H2214: INCOME TAX SUBTRACTION; ADA RETROFITS   [Support] Questions/Comments

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

First sponsor: Rep. Leach
Others: Rep. Cobb


 
H2214 Daily History  Date Action
INCOME TAX SUBTRACTION; ADA RETROFITS 5/8 signed by governor. Chap. 278, Laws 2017.
INCOME TAX SUBTRACTION; ADA RETROFITS 5/4 Senate COW approved. Passed Senate 30-0; ready for governor.
INCOME TAX SUBTRACTION; ADA RETROFITS 4/24 from Senate rules okay.
INCOME TAX SUBTRACTION; ADA RETROFITS 3/1 from Senate fin do pass.
INCOME TAX SUBTRACTION; ADA RETROFITS 2/20 referred to Senate fin.
INCOME TAX SUBTRACTION; ADA RETROFITS 2/13 passed House 58-1; ready for Senate.
INCOME TAX SUBTRACTION; ADA RETROFITS 2/9 House COW approved with amend #4055.
INCOME TAX SUBTRACTION; ADA RETROFITS 2/7 from House rules okay. Stricken from House COW consent calendar by Fernandez.
INCOME TAX SUBTRACTION; ADA RETROFITS 2/6 to House COW consent calendar.
INCOME TAX SUBTRACTION; ADA RETROFITS 2/2 from House ways-means with amend #4055.
INCOME TAX SUBTRACTION; ADA RETROFITS 2/1 House ways-means amended; report awaited.
INCOME TAX SUBTRACTION; ADA RETROFITS 1/17 referred to House ways-means.
H2219: SCHOOL CAPITAL FINANCE REVISIONS   [Support] Questions/Comments

Various changes relating to school capital finance. If the School Facilities Board (SFB) approves a school district for funding from the New School Facilities Fund and the full legislative appropriation is not available in the following fiscal year, the district is authorized to use any legally available monies and may reimburse the fund from which the monies were used in subsequent years when legislative appropriations are made available. The list of allowable uses for monies received from settlement of legal controversies or from recovery of costs by a school district in litigation is expanded to include to reimburse the SFB Building Renewal Grant Fund in specified circumstances. Also eliminates various requirements to report project information to the SFB. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Norgaard


 
H2219 Daily History  Date Action
SCHOOL CAPITAL FINANCE REVISIONS 5/22 signed by governor. Chap. 320, Laws 2017.
SCHOOL CAPITAL FINANCE REVISIONS 5/8 House concurred in Senate amendments and passed on final reading 59-0; ready for governor.
SCHOOL CAPITAL FINANCE REVISIONS 4/26 passed Senate 27-0; ready for House action on Senate amendments.
SCHOOL CAPITAL FINANCE REVISIONS 4/24 Senate COW approved with amend #4768 and #4897.
SCHOOL CAPITAL FINANCE REVISIONS 4/4 from Senate rules okay.
SCHOOL CAPITAL FINANCE REVISIONS 3/30 from Senate appro with amend #4897.
SCHOOL CAPITAL FINANCE REVISIONS 3/29 Senate appro amended; report awaited.
SCHOOL CAPITAL FINANCE REVISIONS 3/20 from Senate educ with amend #4768.
SCHOOL CAPITAL FINANCE REVISIONS 3/16 Senate educ amended; report awaited.
SCHOOL CAPITAL FINANCE REVISIONS 2/27 referred to Senate educ, appro.
SCHOOL CAPITAL FINANCE REVISIONS 2/21 passed House 58-0; ready for Senate.
SCHOOL CAPITAL FINANCE REVISIONS 2/20 House COW approved with amend #4144.
SCHOOL CAPITAL FINANCE REVISIONS 2/16 from House rules okay.
SCHOOL CAPITAL FINANCE REVISIONS 2/15 to House COW consent calendar.
SCHOOL CAPITAL FINANCE REVISIONS 2/9 from House appro with amend #4144.
SCHOOL CAPITAL FINANCE REVISIONS 1/23 from House educ do pass.
SCHOOL CAPITAL FINANCE REVISIONS 1/17 referred to House educ, appro.
H2229: JTEDS; COURSES & PROGRAMS; APPROVAL   [Support] Questions/Comments

The definitions of "joint technical education course" and "joint technical education district program" are modified to include courses that require specialized materials in addition to specialized equipment, and courses or programs that lead to career readiness and entry-level employment if a vocation or industry does not require certification or licensure. School districts that are part of a joint district are required to report to the joint board and the Department of Education on maintenance of effort and how monies were used to supplement and not supplant base year career and technical education courses. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Shooter


 
H2229 Daily History  Date Action
JTEDS; COURSES & PROGRAMS; APPROVAL 5/8 signed by governor. Chap. 279, Laws 2017.
JTEDS; COURSES & PROGRAMS; APPROVAL 5/2 House concurred in Senate amendments and passed on final reading 54-0; ready for governor.
JTEDS; COURSES & PROGRAMS; APPROVAL 4/26 Senate COW approved with amend #4704, #4892 and floor amend #5068. Passed Senate 24-4; ready for House action on Senate amendments.
JTEDS; COURSES & PROGRAMS; APPROVAL 4/24 retained on Senate COW calendar.
JTEDS; COURSES & PROGRAMS; APPROVAL 4/20 retained on Senate COW calendar.
JTEDS; COURSES & PROGRAMS; APPROVAL 4/13 retained on Senate COW calendar.
JTEDS; COURSES & PROGRAMS; APPROVAL 4/11 from Senate rules okay.
JTEDS; COURSES & PROGRAMS; APPROVAL 3/29 from Senate appro with amend #4892.
JTEDS; COURSES & PROGRAMS; APPROVAL 3/9 from Senate educ with amend #4704.
JTEDS; COURSES & PROGRAMS; APPROVAL 2/20 referred to Senate educ, appro.
JTEDS; COURSES & PROGRAMS; APPROVAL 2/16 House COW approved with amend #4090. Passed House 58-0; ready for Senate.
JTEDS; COURSES & PROGRAMS; APPROVAL 2/14 from House rules okay.
JTEDS; COURSES & PROGRAMS; APPROVAL 2/13 to House COW consent calendar.
JTEDS; COURSES & PROGRAMS; APPROVAL 2/7 from House educ with amend #4090.
JTEDS; COURSES & PROGRAMS; APPROVAL 1/17 referred to House educ.
H2244: INITIATIVE PETITIONS; STANDARD OF REVIEW (CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT; ELECTRONIC REPORTS)   [Support] Questions/Comments

Constitutional and statutory requirements for statewide initiative measures are required to be strictly construed, and persons using the initiative process are required to strictly comply with those requirements. The Secretary of State is required to make available a sample initiative petition that strictly complies with statutory requirements, and any committee that uses the sample petition is presumed to have strictly complied with those requirements. Each election cycle, the Secretary of State is required to prepare and publish an initiative, referendum and recall handbook that provides guidance on interpreting, administering, applying and enforcing related laws, and must make the handbook available to the public online. Contains legislative findings. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. E. Farnsworth


 
H2244 Daily History  Date Action
INITIATIVE PETITIONS; STANDARD OF REVIEW 4/14 signed by governor. Chap. 151, Laws 2017.
INITIATIVE PETITIONS; STANDARD OF REVIEW 4/13 House concurred in Senate amendments and passed on final reading 34-23; ready for governor.
INITIATIVE PETITIONS; STANDARD OF REVIEW 4/12 Senate COW approved with amend #4890, floor amend #4970 and #4971 and the rules tech amendment. NOTE SHORT TITLE CHANGE. Passed Senate 16-14; ready for House action on Senate amendments.
CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT; ELECTRONIC REPORTS 4/4 from Senate rules with a technical amendment.
CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT; ELECTRONIC REPORTS 3/29 from Senate appro with amend #4890.
CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT; ELECTRONIC REPORTS 3/16 further referred to Senate appro.
CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT; ELECTRONIC REPORTS 2/27 referred to Senate rules only.
CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT; ELECTRONIC REPORTS 2/22 passed House 59-0; ready for Senate.
CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT; ELECTRONIC REPORTS 2/20 from House rules okay.
CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT; ELECTRONIC REPORTS 2/20 to House consent calendar.
CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT; ELECTRONIC REPORTS 2/16 from House jud-pub safety do pass.
CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT; ELECTRONIC REPORTS 1/17 referred to House jud-pub safety.
H2326: FIRE DISTRICTS; CREATION; MERGER; CONSOLIDATION   [Support] Questions/Comments

Various changes related to fire districts. For the purpose of fire district, community park maintenance district, sanitary district or hospital district creation and boundary changes, the county assessor's parcel map and the assessed valuation of the properties shown at the time the district impact statement is submitted are deemed sufficient for any required maps and determining the assessed valuations required during the process. Any challenge to a fire district merger is required to be filed within the 30-day period after adoption of the resolution to merge, and on filing, the merger is stayed until the expiration of any time for appeal after the issuance of a final order denying the challenge. Fire district consolidation cannot occur unless each affected district approves the consolidation either by resolution or by election. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Coleman


 
H2326 Daily History  Date Action
FIRE DISTRICTS; CREATION; MERGER; CONSOLIDATION 3/22 signed by governor. Chap. 46, Laws 2017.
FIRE DISTRICTS; CREATION; MERGER; CONSOLIDATION 3/16 passed Senate 29-0; ready for governor.
FIRE DISTRICTS; CREATION; MERGER; CONSOLIDATION 3/14 from Senate rules okay.
FIRE DISTRICTS; CREATION; MERGER; CONSOLIDATION 3/13 to Senate consent calendar.
FIRE DISTRICTS; CREATION; MERGER; CONSOLIDATION 3/8 from Senate fin do pass.
FIRE DISTRICTS; CREATION; MERGER; CONSOLIDATION 2/27 referred to Senate fin.
FIRE DISTRICTS; CREATION; MERGER; CONSOLIDATION 2/21 passed House 58-0; ready for Senate.
FIRE DISTRICTS; CREATION; MERGER; CONSOLIDATION 2/20 House COW approved with amend #4170.
FIRE DISTRICTS; CREATION; MERGER; CONSOLIDATION 2/16 from House rules okay.
FIRE DISTRICTS; CREATION; MERGER; CONSOLIDATION 2/15 to House COW consent calendar.
FIRE DISTRICTS; CREATION; MERGER; CONSOLIDATION 2/9 from House gov with amend #4170.
FIRE DISTRICTS; CREATION; MERGER; CONSOLIDATION 2/9 House gov amended; report awaited.
FIRE DISTRICTS; CREATION; MERGER; CONSOLIDATION 1/18 referred to House gov.
H2341: NATIONAL GUARD; DEPLOYMENT; PROFESSIONAL LICENSES   [Support] Questions/Comments

A license, certificate or registration issued under Title 32 (Professions and Occupations) to any member of the National Guard, instead of any member of the Arizona National Guard, does not expire while the person is serving on federal active duty and must be extended 180 days after the person returns from active duty. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Andrade
Others: Rep. Alston, Rep. Bolding, Rep. Campbell, Rep. Cardenas, Rep. Espinoza, Rep. Fernandez, Rep. Gabaldon, Rep. Lawrence, Rep. Leach, Sen. Mendez, Rep. Payne, Sen. Peshlakai, Rep. Rivero, Rep. Rubalcava, Rep. Salman, Rep. Townsend


 
H2341 Daily History  Date Action
NATIONAL GUARD; DEPLOYMENT; PROFESSIONAL LICENSES 3/24 signed by governor. Chap. 62, Laws 2017.
NATIONAL GUARD; DEPLOYMENT; PROFESSIONAL LICENSES 3/23 House concurred in Senate amendments and passed on final reading 56-0; ready for governor.
NATIONAL GUARD; DEPLOYMENT; PROFESSIONAL LICENSES 3/22 passed Senate 29-0; ready for House action on Senate amendments.
NATIONAL GUARD; DEPLOYMENT; PROFESSIONAL LICENSES 3/16 Senate COW approved with amend #4608.
NATIONAL GUARD; DEPLOYMENT; PROFESSIONAL LICENSES 3/7 from Senate rules okay.
NATIONAL GUARD; DEPLOYMENT; PROFESSIONAL LICENSES 2/28 from Senate com-pub safety with amend #4608.
NATIONAL GUARD; DEPLOYMENT; PROFESSIONAL LICENSES 2/27 Senate com-pub safety amended; report awaited.
NATIONAL GUARD; DEPLOYMENT; PROFESSIONAL LICENSES 2/20 referred to Senate com-pub safety.
NATIONAL GUARD; DEPLOYMENT; PROFESSIONAL LICENSES 2/16 passed House 58-0; ready for Senate.
NATIONAL GUARD; DEPLOYMENT; PROFESSIONAL LICENSES 2/14 from House rules okay.
NATIONAL GUARD; DEPLOYMENT; PROFESSIONAL LICENSES 2/13 to House consent calendar.
NATIONAL GUARD; DEPLOYMENT; PROFESSIONAL LICENSES 2/7 from House mil-vet-reg do pass.
NATIONAL GUARD; DEPLOYMENT; PROFESSIONAL LICENSES 1/26 referred to House mil-vet-reg.
H2365: WIRELESS FACILITIES; COLLOCATION; RIGHTS-OF-WAY   [Support] Questions/Comments

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

First sponsor: Rep. Weninger
Others: Sen. Smith


 
H2365 Daily History  Date Action
WIRELESS FACILITIES; COLLOCATION; RIGHTS-OF-WAY 3/31 signed by governor; Chap. 124, Laws 2017.
WIRELESS FACILITIES; COLLOCATION; RIGHTS-OF-WAY 3/30 House concurred in Senate amendments and passed on final reading 53-1; ready for governor.
WIRELESS FACILITIES; COLLOCATION; RIGHTS-OF-WAY 3/29 Senate COW approved with amend #4810 and floor amend #4896. Passed Senate 29-0; ready for House action on Senate amendments.
WIRELESS FACILITIES; COLLOCATION; RIGHTS-OF-WAY 3/28 from Senate rules okay.
WIRELESS FACILITIES; COLLOCATION; RIGHTS-OF-WAY 3/22 from Senate com-pub safety with amend #4810.
WIRELESS FACILITIES; COLLOCATION; RIGHTS-OF-WAY 3/20 Senate com-pub safety amended; report awaited.
WIRELESS FACILITIES; COLLOCATION; RIGHTS-OF-WAY 3/13 Senate com-pub safety held.
WIRELESS FACILITIES; COLLOCATION; RIGHTS-OF-WAY 2/28 referred to Senate com-pub safety.
WIRELESS FACILITIES; COLLOCATION; RIGHTS-OF-WAY 2/23 passed House 60-0; ready for Senate.
WIRELESS FACILITIES; COLLOCATION; RIGHTS-OF-WAY 2/22 House COW approved with amend #4124 and floor amend #4486.
WIRELESS FACILITIES; COLLOCATION; RIGHTS-OF-WAY 2/20 from House rules okay.
WIRELESS FACILITIES; COLLOCATION; RIGHTS-OF-WAY 2/7 from House com with amend #4124.
WIRELESS FACILITIES; COLLOCATION; RIGHTS-OF-WAY 1/30 referred to House com.
H2371: OVERSIZE COMMERCIAL VEHICLES; LOCAL AUTHORITY   [Support] Questions/Comments

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

First sponsor: Rep. John
Others: Rep. Cook, Rep. Payne


 
H2371 Daily History  Date Action
OVERSIZE COMMERCIAL VEHICLES; LOCAL AUTHORITY 3/22 signed by governor. Chap. 47, Laws 2017.
OVERSIZE COMMERCIAL VEHICLES; LOCAL AUTHORITY 3/16 passed Senate 23-6; ready for governor.
OVERSIZE COMMERCIAL VEHICLES; LOCAL AUTHORITY 3/14 from Senate rules okay.
OVERSIZE COMMERCIAL VEHICLES; LOCAL AUTHORITY 3/13 to Senate consent calendar.
OVERSIZE COMMERCIAL VEHICLES; LOCAL AUTHORITY 3/1 from Senate trans-tech do pass.
OVERSIZE COMMERCIAL VEHICLES; LOCAL AUTHORITY 2/20 referred to Senate trans-tech.
OVERSIZE COMMERCIAL VEHICLES; LOCAL AUTHORITY 2/16 House COW approved with floor amend #4325. Passed House 58-0; ready for Senate.
OVERSIZE COMMERCIAL VEHICLES; LOCAL AUTHORITY 2/14 from House rules okay.
OVERSIZE COMMERCIAL VEHICLES; LOCAL AUTHORITY 2/13 to House consent calendar. Stricken from House consent calendar by John.
OVERSIZE COMMERCIAL VEHICLES; LOCAL AUTHORITY 2/13 to House consent calendar.
OVERSIZE COMMERCIAL VEHICLES; LOCAL AUTHORITY 2/8 from House trans-inf do pass.
OVERSIZE COMMERCIAL VEHICLES; LOCAL AUTHORITY 1/31 referred to House trans-inf.
H2385: SCHOOLS; ACCOUNTING; BUDGETING; REPORTING   [Support] Questions/Comments

School district governing boards are authorized to develop policies and procedures to allow principals to budget for or assist with budgeting federal, state and local monies. Beginning in the 2018-19 school year, the list of information that must be included in the annual report card distributed by each school must include specified revenue and funding information at the school level, and a comparison of the school's funding information to other schools in the local education agency. The school district annual financial report is also required to include this information. Session law requires the Auditor General to facilitate a process with school districts, charter holders and schools operated by school districts and charter holders to identify the most efficient and transparent methods and formats for reporting that list of school level financial data. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Boyer
Others: Sen. S. Allen, Rep. Carter, Rep. Cook, Rep. Lawrence, Rep. Leach, Sen. Lesko, Rep. Livingston, Sen. Montenegro, Rep. Norgaard, Rep. Shooter, Rep. Shope, Rep. Ugenti-Rita, Rep. Weninger


 
H2385 Daily History  Date Action
SCHOOLS; ACCOUNTING; BUDGETING; REPORTING 4/27 signed by governor. Chap. 211, Laws 2017.
SCHOOLS; ACCOUNTING; BUDGETING; REPORTING 4/24 House concurred in Senate amendments and passed on final reading 31-24; ready for governor.
SCHOOLS; ACCOUNTING; BUDGETING; REPORTING 4/17 Senate sat as in COW to further amend the bill technically. Passed Senate 25-4; ready for House action on Senate amendments.
SCHOOLS; ACCOUNTING; BUDGETING; REPORTING 3/28 Senate COW approved with amend #4769 and floor amend #4878.
SCHOOLS; ACCOUNTING; BUDGETING; REPORTING 3/21 from Senate rules okay.
SCHOOLS; ACCOUNTING; BUDGETING; REPORTING 3/20 from Senate educ with amend #4769.
SCHOOLS; ACCOUNTING; BUDGETING; REPORTING 3/16 Senate educ amended; report awaited.
SCHOOLS; ACCOUNTING; BUDGETING; REPORTING 2/27 referred to Senate educ.
SCHOOLS; ACCOUNTING; BUDGETING; REPORTING 2/21 passed House 36-22; ready for Senate.
SCHOOLS; ACCOUNTING; BUDGETING; REPORTING 2/20 House COW approved with amend #4215 and floor amend #4351.
SCHOOLS; ACCOUNTING; BUDGETING; REPORTING 2/16 from House rules okay.
SCHOOLS; ACCOUNTING; BUDGETING; REPORTING 2/14 from House educ with amend #4215.
SCHOOLS; ACCOUNTING; BUDGETING; REPORTING 2/6 House educ held.
SCHOOLS; ACCOUNTING; BUDGETING; REPORTING 2/2 referred to House educ.
H2404: INITIATIVES; CIRCULATORS; SIGNATURE COLLECTION; CONTESTS   [Support] Questions/Comments

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

First sponsor: Rep. Leach


 
H2404 Daily History  Date Action
INITIATIVES; CIRCULATORS; SIGNATURE COLLECTION; CONTESTS 3/23 signed by governor. Chap. 52, Laws 2017.
INITIATIVES; CIRCULATORS; SIGNATURE COLLECTION; CONTESTS 3/23 House concurred in Senate amendments and passed on final reading 34-22; ready for governor.
INITIATIVES; CIRCULATORS; SIGNATURE COLLECTION; CONTESTS 3/22 Senate COW approved with amend #4772. Passed Senate 17-13; ready for House action on Senate amendments.
INITIATIVES; CIRCULATORS; SIGNATURE COLLECTION; CONTESTS 3/21 from Senate rules okay.
INITIATIVES; CIRCULATORS; SIGNATURE COLLECTION; CONTESTS 3/20 from Senate jud with amend #4772.
INITIATIVES; CIRCULATORS; SIGNATURE COLLECTION; CONTESTS 3/16 Senate jud amended; report awaited.
INITIATIVES; CIRCULATORS; SIGNATURE COLLECTION; CONTESTS 2/28 referred to Senate jud.
INITIATIVES; CIRCULATORS; SIGNATURE COLLECTION; CONTESTS 2/23 from House rules with a technical amendment. House COW approved with floor amend #4553 and the rules tech amendment; amend 4316 was withdrawn. Passed House 35-24; ready for Senate.
INITIATIVES; CIRCULATORS; SIGNATURE COLLECTION; CONTESTS 2/16 from House gov with amend #4316.
INITIATIVES; CIRCULATORS; SIGNATURE COLLECTION; CONTESTS 2/16 House gov amended; report awaited.
INITIATIVES; CIRCULATORS; SIGNATURE COLLECTION; CONTESTS 2/9 referred to House gov.
H2415: IN-STATE TUITION; VETERANS   [Support] Questions/Comments

A veteran who, while using federal educational assistance under the Montgomery G.I. Bill or the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program, enrolls in a state university or a community college within 3 years after being discharged from active duty service of 90 or more days is entitled to immediate classification as an in-state student if the person has demonstrated objective evidence of intent to be a resident of Arizona that includes at least one of a specified list of evidence. Emergency clause. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Lawrence


 
H2415 Daily History  Date Action
IN-STATE TUITION; VETERANS 4/17 signed by governor. Chap. 157, Laws 2017.
IN-STATE TUITION; VETERANS 4/11 passed Senate 30-0; ready for governor.
IN-STATE TUITION; VETERANS 3/28 from Senate rules okay.
IN-STATE TUITION; VETERANS 3/27 to Senate consent calendar.
IN-STATE TUITION; VETERANS 3/9 from Senate educ do pass.
IN-STATE TUITION; VETERANS 2/28 referred to Senate educ.
IN-STATE TUITION; VETERANS 2/21 passed House 58-0; ready for Senate.
IN-STATE TUITION; VETERANS 2/20 House COW approved with the rules tech amendment.
IN-STATE TUITION; VETERANS 2/16 from House rules with a technical amendment.
IN-STATE TUITION; VETERANS 2/14 from House mil-vet-reg do pass.
IN-STATE TUITION; VETERANS 2/7 referred to House mil-vet-reg.
H2433: INCOME TAX SUBTRACTION; VETERANS' PENSIONS   [Support] Questions/Comments

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.
H2436: APPROPRIATION; MEMORIAL; JANUARY 8 VICTIMS   [Support] Questions/Comments

Appropriates $500,000 from the general fund in each of FY2017-18 through FY2021-2022 to the Department of Administration for distribution to a nonprofit organization for the construction of a monument that honors the victims of the January 8, 2011 tragedy in Tucson. Conditionally enacted on the U.S. Secretary of the Interior establishing a January 8 national memorial in Tucson as an affiliated area of the National Park System by June 30, 2023. Self-repeals January 1, 2024.

First sponsor: Rep. Clodfelter
Others: Rep. Engel, Rep. Hernandez, Rep. Shope, Rep. Thorpe


 
H2436 Daily History  Date Action
APPROPRIATION; MEMORIAL; JANUARY 8 VICTIMS 2/28 referred to Senate appro, nat res-energy.
APPROPRIATION; MEMORIAL; JANUARY 8 VICTIMS 2/23 from House rules okay. House COW approved. Passed House 49-11; ready for Senate.
APPROPRIATION; MEMORIAL; JANUARY 8 VICTIMS 2/23 from House appro do pass.
APPROPRIATION; MEMORIAL; JANUARY 8 VICTIMS 2/7 referred to House appro.
H2547: BUDGET; UNIVERSITY INFRASTRUCTURE CAPITAL FINANCING; APPROPRIATIONS   [Support] Questions/Comments

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.
S1034: APPROPRIATIONS; TEACHER STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM   [Support] Questions/Comments

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

First sponsor: Sen. S. Allen


 
S1034 Daily History  Date Action
APPROPRIATIONS; TEACHER STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM 5/8 retained on House COW calendar.
APPROPRIATIONS; TEACHER STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM 5/1 from House rules okay.
APPROPRIATIONS; TEACHER STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM 3/16 from House appro do pass.
APPROPRIATIONS; TEACHER STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM 3/14 from House educ do pass.
APPROPRIATIONS; TEACHER STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM 3/13 House educ do pass; report awaited.
APPROPRIATIONS; TEACHER STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM 3/2 referred to House educ, appro.
APPROPRIATIONS; TEACHER STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM 2/28 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
APPROPRIATIONS; TEACHER STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM 2/27 Senate COW approved with amend #4487.
APPROPRIATIONS; TEACHER STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM 2/23 from Senate rules okay.
APPROPRIATIONS; TEACHER STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM 2/22 from Senate appro with amend #4487.
APPROPRIATIONS; TEACHER STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM 1/23 from Senate educ do pass.
APPROPRIATIONS; TEACHER STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM 1/19 Senate educ do pass; report awaited.
APPROPRIATIONS; TEACHER STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM 1/10 referred to Senate educ, appro.
S1038: TEACHERS; PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT; PILOT PROGRAM   [Support] Questions/Comments

The Department of Education is required to establish a high-quality teacher professional development program and issue scholarships or grants of up to $2,000 on a competitive basis to "qualified applicants" (defined) in order to obtain high-quality teacher professional development from a "qualifying postsecondary institution" (defined). Scholarship or grant recipients must agree to teach in a public school in Arizona for at least three additional years after completing the coursework or program. The Dept is required to report to the Governor and the Legislature on the results of the program by November 1 of each year. The program ends on July 1, 2020 and self-repeals on July 2, 2022. Appropriates $300,000 from the general fund in FY2017-18 to the Dept for the scholarships or grants. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. S. Allen
Others: Rep. Boyer, Rep. Rubalcava


 
S1038 Daily History  Date Action
TEACHERS; PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT; PILOT PROGRAM 5/8 signed by governor. Chap. 284, Laws 2017.
TEACHERS; PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT; PILOT PROGRAM 5/4 House COW approved. Passed House 57-0; ready for governor.
TEACHERS; PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT; PILOT PROGRAM 5/1 from House rules okay.
TEACHERS; PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT; PILOT PROGRAM 3/16 from House appro do pass.
TEACHERS; PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT; PILOT PROGRAM 3/14 from House educ do pass.
TEACHERS; PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT; PILOT PROGRAM 3/8 referred to House educ, appro.
TEACHERS; PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT; PILOT PROGRAM 3/6 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
TEACHERS; PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT; PILOT PROGRAM 3/1 Senate COW approved with amend #4489.
TEACHERS; PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT; PILOT PROGRAM 2/28 from Senate rules okay.
TEACHERS; PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT; PILOT PROGRAM 2/22 from Senate appro with amend #4489.
TEACHERS; PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT; PILOT PROGRAM 1/23 from Senate educ do pass.
TEACHERS; PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT; PILOT PROGRAM 1/19 Senate educ do pass; report awaited.
TEACHERS; PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT; PILOT PROGRAM 1/10 referred to Senate educ, appro.
S1040: ARIZONA TEACHERS; STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM   [Support] Questions/Comments

Establishes the Arizona Teacher Student Loan Program within the Commission for Postsecondary Education to support the recruitment of teachers in public schools in Arizona. The Commission is authorized to grant loans from the Arizona Teacher Student Loan Fund to defray costs of tuition and fees of the education of students pursuing a teaching degree or a teaching certificate through an alternative teacher certification program. Qualified applicants for the loans must agree to provide instruction in a public school in Arizona in a "low-income school," "rural school" (both defined) or a school that is located on an Indian Reservation, or to provide instruction in mathematics, science or special education in a public school in Arizona. The Program terminates on July 1, 2025. Emergency clause. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. S. Allen
Others: Rep. Boyer, Sen. Burges, Sen. D. Farnsworth


 
S1040 Daily History  Date Action
ARIZONA TEACHERS; STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM 5/2 signed by governor. Chap. 244, Laws 2017.
ARIZONA TEACHERS; STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM 4/25 passed House 55-0; ready for governor.
ARIZONA TEACHERS; STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM 4/12 House COW approved.
ARIZONA TEACHERS; STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM 4/11 stricken from House consent calendar by Engel.
ARIZONA TEACHERS; STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM 4/11 from House rules okay.
ARIZONA TEACHERS; STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM 4/10 to House consent calendar.
ARIZONA TEACHERS; STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM 2/28 from House educ do pass.
ARIZONA TEACHERS; STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM 2/20 referred to House educ.
ARIZONA TEACHERS; STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM 1/26 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
ARIZONA TEACHERS; STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM 1/24 from Senate rules okay.
ARIZONA TEACHERS; STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM 1/23 to Senate consent calendar.
ARIZONA TEACHERS; STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM 1/23 from Senate educ do pass.
ARIZONA TEACHERS; STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM 1/19 Senate educ do pass; report awaited.
ARIZONA TEACHERS; STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM 1/10 referred to Senate educ.
S1042: TEACHER CERTIFICATION; RECIPROCITY   [Support] Questions/Comments

Various changes to statutes relating to teacher certification. In addition to any other alternative preparation program provider path approved by the Board of Education, a school district or charter school is authorized to apply to the Board for authority to approve the certification of teachers as an alternative preparation program provider. The Board is required to adopt rules to facilitate the approval and certification process, and provisions that must be included in the rules are listed. A school district or charter school is authorized to employ and enroll emergency teacher certification holders with a bachelor’s degree into its classroom-based alternative preparation program. Beginning in school year 2020-2021, a school district or charter school is authorized to hire and enroll into its classroom-based alternative preparation program any teaching candidate who holds a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university and meets background and fingerprint clearance card requirements. Through June 30, 2022, the Board is required to allow an alternative preparation program provider that is a nonprofit organization and that operates in at least five states and that has been in operation for at least ten years to be approved for at least five years in order to prepare teachers in this state without any additional requirements. An applicant for an alternative preparation program provider under these provisions must be approved within 60 days and must only be reevaluated and renewed based on the provider's ability to prepare and place teachers. Board rules are required to provide for the issuance of a subject matter expert standard teaching certificate to persons who have expertise in a content area or subject matter, who possess any advanced degree in a specific subject area that is directly relevant to a content area or subject matter, or who demonstrate expertise through at least five years of work experience in a field relevant to a content area or subject matter. Issuance of the subject matter expert standard teaching certificate cannot be conditioned on a person’s employment with a local education agency. The Board is required to establish alternative options for an applicant instead of taking the subject knowledge portion of the proficiency exam to demonstrate subject knowledge proficiency that includes teaching relevant courses at a postsecondary institution, having a relevant advanced degree, or demonstrating expertise through relevant work experience of at least five years in a field that is substantially similar or relevant to a content area or subject matter. The rules that the Board is required to adopt for alternative teacher preparation programs are required to be substantially different from the rules adopted for the approval of traditional preparation programs and are prohibited from unnecessarily restricting a variety of alternative preparation programs from operating and providing instruction in Arizona. Session law requires the Board to immediately begin the process of adopting new rules for the approval of alternative teacher preparation programs, and to adopt the new rules by November 15, 2017. Session law also requires the Board to revise rules to eliminate the issuance of provisional certificates and issue standard certificates with the necessary deficiencies to applicants from all available certification pathways. Additionally, charter school employees that meet the statutory fingerprint clearance card requirements are not required to meet any additional requirements established by the Department of Education or the Board of Education. The Board is prohibited from adopting rules that exceed the requirements for persons qualified to teach in charter schools prescribed in Title I of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act. Also increases the time for which a standard teaching certificate is issued to 12 years, from 8 years. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. S. Allen
Others: Rep. Boyer, Sen. Burges


 
S1042 Daily History  Date Action
TEACHER CERTIFICATION; RECIPROCITY 5/2 signed by governor. Chap. 245, Laws 2017.
TEACHER CERTIFICATION; RECIPROCITY 4/26 passed House on final reading 33-22; ready for governor.
TEACHER CERTIFICATION; RECIPROCITY 4/25 House adopted conference report #5042. Senate adopted conference report #5042 and passed on final reading 16-12. Awaits House final vote.
TEACHER CERTIFICATION; RECIPROCITY 4/18 Senate refused to concur in House amendments and named Allen, Miranda and Smith to a FREE conference committee. House named Boyer, Alston and Carter.
TEACHER CERTIFICATION; RECIPROCITY 4/17 passed House 36-22; ready for Senate action on House amendments.
TEACHER CERTIFICATION; RECIPROCITY 4/13 House COW approved with floor amend #4997, #4996 and #4995, a substitute for amend 4682.
TEACHER CERTIFICATION; RECIPROCITY 4/4 from House rules okay.
TEACHER CERTIFICATION; RECIPROCITY 3/7 from House educ with amend #4682.
TEACHER CERTIFICATION; RECIPROCITY 2/20 referred to House educ.
TEACHER CERTIFICATION; RECIPROCITY 2/6 passed Senate 17-13; ready for House.
TEACHER CERTIFICATION; RECIPROCITY 1/26 Senate COW approved with floor amend #4031.
TEACHER CERTIFICATION; RECIPROCITY 1/24 stricken from Senate consent calendar by Quezada.
TEACHER CERTIFICATION; RECIPROCITY 1/24 from Senate rules okay.
TEACHER CERTIFICATION; RECIPROCITY 1/23 to Senate consent calendar.
TEACHER CERTIFICATION; RECIPROCITY 1/23 from Senate educ do pass.
TEACHER CERTIFICATION; RECIPROCITY 1/19 Senate educ do pass; report awaited.
TEACHER CERTIFICATION; RECIPROCITY 1/10 referred to Senate educ.
S1057: EXPERIENCED TEACHERS; CERTIFICATION RENEWAL   [Support] Questions/Comments

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.
S1147: COUNTY ELECTIONS; MOTOR FUEL TAXES (TECH CORRECTION; OVERTAKING BICYCLES)   [Support] Questions/Comments

Counties and regional transportation authorities are authorized to levy a county motor fuel tax of up to 10 cents per gallon, if approved by the qualified electors voting at a countywide election. The net revenues collected from the tax must be deposited in the Regional Transportation Fund for a county with a population of less than 1.2 million or a regional transportation authority, or in the newly established County Motor Fuel Tax Fund for a county with a population of 1.2 million or more persons (Maricopa County). Revenues must be used exclusively for highway and street purposes. The tax must be levied beginning January 1 or July 1, whichever date occurs first after voter approval, and may be in effect for up to 20 years. AS PASSED SENATE.

First sponsor: Sen. Worsley
Others: Sen. Fann


 
S1147 Daily History  Date Action
COUNTY ELECTIONS; MOTOR FUEL TAXES 3/22 House trans-inf do pass; report awaited.
COUNTY ELECTIONS; MOTOR FUEL TAXES 3/15 House trans-inf held.
COUNTY ELECTIONS; MOTOR FUEL TAXES 3/8 House trans-inf held.
COUNTY ELECTIONS; MOTOR FUEL TAXES 2/28 referred to House trans-inf, ways-means.
COUNTY ELECTIONS; MOTOR FUEL TAXES 2/23 passed Senate 17-13; ready for House.
COUNTY ELECTIONS; MOTOR FUEL TAXES 2/22 Senate COW approved with amend #4241. NOTE SHORT TITLE CHANGE.
TECH CORRECTION; OVERTAKING BICYCLES 2/21 from Senate rules okay.
TECH CORRECTION; OVERTAKING BICYCLES 2/16 from Senate trans-tech with amend #4241.
TECH CORRECTION; OVERTAKING BICYCLES 2/14 Senate trans-tech amended; report awaited.
TECH CORRECTION; OVERTAKING BICYCLES 2/1 further referred to Senate trans-tech.
TECH CORRECTION; OVERTAKING BICYCLES 1/19 referred to Senate rules only.
S1214: CABLE AFFILIATES; WIFI EQUIPMENT (LOCAL GOVERNMENTS; SMALLCELL EQUIPMENT PERMITTING)   [Support] Questions/Comments

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

First sponsor: Sen. Fann


 
S1214 Daily History  Date Action
CABLE AFFILIATES; WIFI EQUIPMENT 4/26 signed by governor. Chap. 205, Laws 2017.
CABLE AFFILIATES; WIFI EQUIPMENT 4/20 Senate concurred in House amendments and passed on final reading 30-0; ready for governor.
CABLE AFFILIATES; WIFI EQUIPMENT 4/17 passed House 57-1; ready for Senate action on House amendments.
CABLE AFFILIATES; WIFI EQUIPMENT 4/4 House COW approved with amend #4816. NOTE SHORT TITLE CHANGE.
LOCAL GOVERNMENTS; SMALLCELL EQUIPMENT PERMITTING 3/28 from House rules okay.
LOCAL GOVERNMENTS; SMALLCELL EQUIPMENT PERMITTING 3/27 to House COW consent calendar.
LOCAL GOVERNMENTS; SMALLCELL EQUIPMENT PERMITTING 3/22 from House com with amend #4816.
LOCAL GOVERNMENTS; SMALLCELL EQUIPMENT PERMITTING 3/14 House com held.
LOCAL GOVERNMENTS; SMALLCELL EQUIPMENT PERMITTING 2/27 referred to House com.
LOCAL GOVERNMENTS; SMALLCELL EQUIPMENT PERMITTING 2/21 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
LOCAL GOVERNMENTS; SMALLCELL EQUIPMENT PERMITTING 2/20 Senate COW approved with amend #4137 and floor amend #4359.
LOCAL GOVERNMENTS; SMALLCELL EQUIPMENT PERMITTING 2/15 retained on Senate COW calendar.
LOCAL GOVERNMENTS; SMALLCELL EQUIPMENT PERMITTING 2/14 from Senate rules okay.
LOCAL GOVERNMENTS; SMALLCELL EQUIPMENT PERMITTING 2/9 from Senate gov with amend #4137.
LOCAL GOVERNMENTS; SMALLCELL EQUIPMENT PERMITTING 2/8 Senate gov amended; report awaited.
LOCAL GOVERNMENTS; SMALLCELL EQUIPMENT PERMITTING 1/24 referred to Senate gov.
S1247: CONSERVATION EASEMENT; IN LIEU PAYMENTS   [Oppose] Questions/Comments

The holder of a conservation easement would have been permitted to make an annual payment of monies in lieu of taxes on the reduction of value of the original parcel caused by the placement of the conservation easement. The payment would have been required to be paid to the county treasurer of the county in which the property was located. Would have been retroactive to January 1, 2017. AS VETOED BY GOVERNOR. In his veto message, the Governor stated that this legislation is an uncertain and slippery slope for taxation in Arizona, and a potential threat to the future of military installations in Arizona.

First sponsor: Sen. Griffin


 
S1247 Daily History  Date Action
CONSERVATION EASEMENT; IN LIEU PAYMENTS 5/22 VETOED message.
CONSERVATION EASEMENT; IN LIEU PAYMENTS 5/9 passed House 34-21; ready for governor.
CONSERVATION EASEMENT; IN LIEU PAYMENTS 5/9 retained on House additional COW calendar.
CONSERVATION EASEMENT; IN LIEU PAYMENTS 4/13 House COW approved.
CONSERVATION EASEMENT; IN LIEU PAYMENTS 3/28 stricken from House consent calendar by Blanc.
CONSERVATION EASEMENT; IN LIEU PAYMENTS 3/28 from House rules okay.
CONSERVATION EASEMENT; IN LIEU PAYMENTS 3/27 to House consent calendar.
CONSERVATION EASEMENT; IN LIEU PAYMENTS 3/22 from House fed-policy do pass.
CONSERVATION EASEMENT; IN LIEU PAYMENTS 3/8 referred to House fed-policy.
CONSERVATION EASEMENT; IN LIEU PAYMENTS 2/23 passed Senate 18-12; ready for House.
CONSERVATION EASEMENT; IN LIEU PAYMENTS 2/23 Senate COW approved with amend #4105 and floor amend #4529.
CONSERVATION EASEMENT; IN LIEU PAYMENTS 2/21 from Senate rules okay.
CONSERVATION EASEMENT; IN LIEU PAYMENTS 2/7 from Senate nat res-energy with amend #4105.
CONSERVATION EASEMENT; IN LIEU PAYMENTS 1/25 referred to Senate nat res-energy.
S1272: BUSINESS ENTITIES; OMNIBUS   [Support] Questions/Comments

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

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


 
S1272 Daily History  Date Action
BUSINESS ENTITIES; OMNIBUS 3/14 signed by governor. Chap. 18, Laws 2017.
BUSINESS ENTITIES; OMNIBUS 3/9 passed House 56-3; ready for governor.
BUSINESS ENTITIES; OMNIBUS 3/6 from House rules okay. To House consent calendar.
BUSINESS ENTITIES; OMNIBUS 2/28 from House com do pass.
BUSINESS ENTITIES; OMNIBUS 2/28 House com do pass; report awaited.
BUSINESS ENTITIES; OMNIBUS 2/22 referred to House com.
BUSINESS ENTITIES; OMNIBUS 2/20 passed Senate 29-0; ready for House.
BUSINESS ENTITIES; OMNIBUS 2/14 from Senate rules okay.
BUSINESS ENTITIES; OMNIBUS 2/13 to Senate consent calendar.
BUSINESS ENTITIES; OMNIBUS 2/7 from Senate com-pub safety do pass.
BUSINESS ENTITIES; OMNIBUS 1/25 referred to Senate com-pub safety.
S1326: TELECOMMUNICATIONS; BROADBAND; ACCELERATED DEPRECIATION   [Support] Questions/Comments

Establishes an accelerated depreciation schedule for property tax purposes for "qualifying broadband infrastructure" (defined) for the first five tax years of assessment. Effective January 1, 2018. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Lesko
Others: Sen. Cajero Bedford, Sen. Fann, Rep. Leach, Sen. Montenegro, Sen. Smith


 
S1326 Daily History  Date Action
TELECOMMUNICATIONS; BROADBAND; ACCELERATED DEPRECIATION 4/28 signed by governor. Chap. 220, Laws 2017.
TELECOMMUNICATIONS; BROADBAND; ACCELERATED DEPRECIATION 4/20 from House rules okay. House COW approved. Passed House 49-4; ready for governor.
TELECOMMUNICATIONS; BROADBAND; ACCELERATED DEPRECIATION 3/15 from House ways-means do pass.
TELECOMMUNICATIONS; BROADBAND; ACCELERATED DEPRECIATION 3/15 House ways-means do pass; report awaited.
TELECOMMUNICATIONS; BROADBAND; ACCELERATED DEPRECIATION 2/28 referred to House ways-means.
TELECOMMUNICATIONS; BROADBAND; ACCELERATED DEPRECIATION 2/23 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
TELECOMMUNICATIONS; BROADBAND; ACCELERATED DEPRECIATION 2/22 Senate COW approved with amend #4255 and the rules tech amendment.
TELECOMMUNICATIONS; BROADBAND; ACCELERATED DEPRECIATION 2/21 from Senate rules with a technical amendment.
TELECOMMUNICATIONS; BROADBAND; ACCELERATED DEPRECIATION 2/16 from Senate fin with amend #4255.
TELECOMMUNICATIONS; BROADBAND; ACCELERATED DEPRECIATION 2/15 Senate fin amended; report awaited.
TELECOMMUNICATIONS; BROADBAND; ACCELERATED DEPRECIATION 1/26 referred to Senate fin.
S1332: WORKERS' COMP; UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE (WORKERS' COMPENSATION; WORK SEARCH REQUIREMENTS)   [Support] Questions/Comments

Effective November 1, 2017, the interested parties to a workers' compensation claim are authorized to settle and release all or any part of an accepted claim, or to negotiate a full and final settlement if the period of disability is terminated by the insurance carrier or self-insured employer. Establishes requirements for any “full and final settlement” (defined), including specified attestations that must be included if the employee is represented by counsel. A full and final settlement is not valid and enforceable unless approved by the Industrial Commission. Establishes criteria that the Industrial Commission is required to consider when determining whether to approve a settlement. The list of entities that the Department of Economic Security or Office of Economic Opportunity is authorized to disclose unemployment insurance information to is expanded to include the Industrial Commission, Department of Insurance or Attorney General for use by those agencies in the prevention, investigation and prosecution of workers’ compensation fraud. Session law requires the Industrial Commission to review and determine a process for streamlining the authorization process for treatment by December 31, 2017. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Fann


 
S1332 Daily History  Date Action
WORKERS' COMP; UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE 5/8 signed by governor. Chap. 287, Laws 2017.
WORKERS' COMP; UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE 5/4 passed House on final reading 50-7; ready for governor.
WORKERS' COMP; UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE 4/27 Senate adopted conference report #5065 and passed on final reading 27-0. Awaits House final vote.
WORKERS' COMP; UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE 4/26 House adopted conference report #5065. Awaits Senate adoption and final vote in both houses.
WORKERS' COMP; UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE 4/18 Senate refused to concur in House amendments and named Fann, Bowie and Petersen to a FREE conference committee. House named Livingston, Farnsworth and Salman.
WORKERS' COMP; UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE 4/17 passed House 39-19; ready for Senate action on House amendments.
WORKERS' COMP; UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE 4/12 House COW approved with floor amend #4968, a substitute for amend 4724.
WORKERS' COMP; UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE 4/11 from House rules okay.
WORKERS' COMP; UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE 3/14 from House bank-ins with amend #4724.
WORKERS' COMP; UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE 2/28 referred to House bank-ins.
WORKERS' COMP; UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE 2/23 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
WORKERS' COMP; UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE 2/22 Senate COW approved with amend #4222. NOTE SHORT TITLE CHANGE.
WORKERS' COMPENSATION; WORK SEARCH REQUIREMENTS 2/21 from Senate rules okay.
WORKERS' COMPENSATION; WORK SEARCH REQUIREMENTS 2/14 from Senate com-pub safety with amend #4222.
WORKERS' COMPENSATION; WORK SEARCH REQUIREMENTS 1/26 referred to Senate com-pub safety.
S1406: PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION; SERVICES; CIVIL ACTION (CONTRIBUTIONS; COMMITTED YOUTH; REPEAL; COMMITTEE)   [Support] Questions/Comments

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.
S1407: WORKERS' COMPENSATION; EMPLOYEE DEFINITION; NOTICE   [Support] Questions/Comments

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

First sponsor: Sen. Fann


 
S1407 Daily History  Date Action
WORKERS' COMPENSATION; EMPLOYEE DEFINITION; NOTICE 3/21 stricken from House consent calendar by Powers Hannley, Boyer.
WORKERS' COMPENSATION; EMPLOYEE DEFINITION; NOTICE 3/21 from House rules okay.
WORKERS' COMPENSATION; EMPLOYEE DEFINITION; NOTICE 3/20 to House consent calendar.
WORKERS' COMPENSATION; EMPLOYEE DEFINITION; NOTICE 3/14 from House bank-ins do pass.
WORKERS' COMPENSATION; EMPLOYEE DEFINITION; NOTICE 3/8 referred to House bank-ins.
WORKERS' COMPENSATION; EMPLOYEE DEFINITION; NOTICE 3/6 Senate COW approved with floor amend #4670, a substitute for amend 4224; the rules tech amendment was withdrawn. Passed Senate 17-13; ready for House.
WORKERS' COMPENSATION; EMPLOYEE DEFINITION; NOTICE 3/1 retained on Senate COW calendar.
WORKERS' COMPENSATION; EMPLOYEE DEFINITION; NOTICE 2/21 from Senate rules with a technical amendment.
WORKERS' COMPENSATION; EMPLOYEE DEFINITION; NOTICE 2/14 from Senate com-pub safety with amend #4224.
WORKERS' COMPENSATION; EMPLOYEE DEFINITION; NOTICE 1/31 referred to Senate com-pub safety.
S1413: MUNICIPALITIES; ANNEXATION; ROADWAY MAINTENANCE   [Support] Questions/Comments

The description of an area proposed to be annexed that a municipality is required to file in the office of the county recorder is required to identify the entity, if any, that will be responsible for maintaining the existing rights-of-way and roadways that are within or contiguous to the exterior boundaries of the area of the proposed annexation. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Griffin


 
S1413 Daily History  Date Action
MUNICIPALITIES; ANNEXATION; ROADWAY MAINTENANCE 3/28 signed by governor. Chap. 86, Laws 2017.
MUNICIPALITIES; ANNEXATION; ROADWAY MAINTENANCE 3/21 passed House 56-0; ready for governor.
MUNICIPALITIES; ANNEXATION; ROADWAY MAINTENANCE 3/14 from House rules okay.
MUNICIPALITIES; ANNEXATION; ROADWAY MAINTENANCE 3/13 to House consent calendar.
MUNICIPALITIES; ANNEXATION; ROADWAY MAINTENANCE 3/8 from House local-intl do pass.
MUNICIPALITIES; ANNEXATION; ROADWAY MAINTENANCE 2/27 referred to House local-intl.
MUNICIPALITIES; ANNEXATION; ROADWAY MAINTENANCE 2/20 passed Senate 29-0; ready for House.
MUNICIPALITIES; ANNEXATION; ROADWAY MAINTENANCE 2/14 from Senate rules okay.
MUNICIPALITIES; ANNEXATION; ROADWAY MAINTENANCE 2/13 to Senate consent calendar.
MUNICIPALITIES; ANNEXATION; ROADWAY MAINTENANCE 2/9 from Senate gov do pass.
MUNICIPALITIES; ANNEXATION; ROADWAY MAINTENANCE 1/31 referred to Senate gov.
S1416: TAX INCENTIVES & CREDITS (REVITALIZATION DISTRICTS; COUNTY PARTICIPATION)   [Support] Questions/Comments

The owner of a business located in Arizona before July 2025, extended from July 2017, is eligible for income tax credits or an insurance premium tax credit for net increases in full-time employees residing in Arizona and hired in qualified employment positions in Arizona. The qualifications for the tax credits are modified to require a business to either invest the following amounts and create at least 25 net new qualified employment positions that pay compensation at least equal to the following percent of the county median wage in an “urban location” (defined): $5 million in capital investment and compensation of at least 100 percent of the median wage; $2.5 million of capital investment and compensation of at least 125 percent of the median wage; $1 million of capital investment and compensation of at least 150 percent of the county median wage; $500,000 of capital investment and compensation of at least 200 percent of the county median wage; or to invest the following amounts and create at least 5 net new qualified employment positions that pay compensation at least equal to the following percent of the county median wage in a “rural location” (defined): $1 million in capital investment; $500,000 of capital investment and compensation of at least 125 percent of the county median wage; or $100,000 of capital investment and compensation of at least 150 percent of the county median wage. Personal property in a military reuse zone or foreign trade zone that is acquired during or after tax year 2017 and initially classified during or after tax year 2018 as class 6 property is subject to a depreciated value schedule for the first five tax years of assessment. Through tax year 2021, the income tax credit for increased research activities is increased to 24 percent of an excess of $2.5 million or less, from 20 percent, and to $600,000 plus 15 percent of any amount exceeding $2.5 million, from $500,000 plus 11 percent. The deduction from the tax base of the retail classification of transaction privilege and use taxes for aircraft would have included aircraft in a fractional ownership program that met the requirements of Federal Aviation Administration regulations. The State Treasurer is prohibited from making any payments of prime contracting transaction privilege tax (TPT) revenues used for public infrastructure until 10 percent, decreased from 25 percent, of the qualifying capital investment that has been certified by the Arizona Commerce Authority has been made by the manufacturing facility. Before submitting a certification for TPT revenues to the Arizona Commerce Authority, the manufacturing facility and the county or municipality are required to enter into a written agreement that identifies the cost of public infrastructure improvements and the sources of monies that will be used to pay for the improvements. Effective January 1, 2018. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Pratt


 
S1416 Daily History  Date Action
TAX INCENTIVES & CREDITS 5/22 signed by governor. Chap. 340, Laws 2017.
TAX INCENTIVES & CREDITS 5/10 House COW approved with amend #4835 and floor amend #5142 and #5143. NOTE SHORT TITLE CHANGE. Passed House 32-21; ready for Senate action on House amendments. Senate concurred in House amendments and passed on final reading 21-8; ready for governor.
REVITALIZATION DISTRICTS; COUNTY PARTICIPATION 5/9 retained on House COW calendar.
REVITALIZATION DISTRICTS; COUNTY PARTICIPATION 5/8 retained on House COW calendar.
REVITALIZATION DISTRICTS; COUNTY PARTICIPATION 5/1 from House rules okay.
REVITALIZATION DISTRICTS; COUNTY PARTICIPATION 3/23 from House ways-means with amend #4835.
REVITALIZATION DISTRICTS; COUNTY PARTICIPATION 3/22 House ways-means amended; report awaited.
REVITALIZATION DISTRICTS; COUNTY PARTICIPATION 3/8 referred to House ways-means.
REVITALIZATION DISTRICTS; COUNTY PARTICIPATION 2/23 passed Senate 24-6; ready for House.
REVITALIZATION DISTRICTS; COUNTY PARTICIPATION 2/21 from Senate rules okay.
REVITALIZATION DISTRICTS; COUNTY PARTICIPATION 2/20 to Senate consent calendar.
REVITALIZATION DISTRICTS; COUNTY PARTICIPATION 2/16 from Senate fin do pass.
REVITALIZATION DISTRICTS; COUNTY PARTICIPATION 2/15 Senate fin do pass; report awaited.
REVITALIZATION DISTRICTS; COUNTY PARTICIPATION 1/31 referred to Senate fin.
S1480: REVISIONS; COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICTS   [Support] Questions/Comments

Various changes to statutes related to community facilities districts. On presentation of a petition signed by the owners of at least 25 percent of the land area proposed to be included in a community facilities district, the county or municipal governing body is required to hold a public hearing within 60 days to consider the application and is authorized to adopt a resolution declaring its intention to form a district that includes contiguous or noncontiguous property that is wholly within the county or municipal boundaries. If the governing body does not adopt a resolution, the governing body is required to provide a written basis for not adopting the resolution and identify the specific changes needed for the application to be approved and the resolution to be adopted. Establishes a list of information that must be included in a completed application for a community facilities district. The fees and other charges assessed by a municipality or county in connection with district formation are capped at $15,000. If an application is denied, the county or municipality is prohibited from assessing a fee or other charge in connection with the submission and consideration of a substantially similar application that is submitted within one year following the denial. Any fees or other charges paid by an applicant before district formation that exceed the actual costs of formation must be used by the county or municipality solely to support the formation or administration of the district. Community facilities districts are required to establish and maintain an official website that is electronically searchable by the public and that contains a database of specified information. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Smith


 
S1480 Daily History  Date Action
REVISIONS; COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICTS 4/26 signed by governor. Chap. 208, Laws 2017.
REVISIONS; COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICTS 4/20 Senate concurred in House amendments and passed on final reading 25-5; ready for governor.
REVISIONS; COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICTS 4/19 House COW approved with amend #4836 and floor amend #5036. Passed House 44-14; ready for Senate action on House amendments.
REVISIONS; COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICTS 3/28 from House rules okay.
REVISIONS; COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICTS 3/23 from House ways-means with amend #4836.
REVISIONS; COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICTS 3/22 House ways-means amended; report awaited.
REVISIONS; COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICTS 3/8 referred to House ways-means.
REVISIONS; COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICTS 3/6 passed Senate 21-9; ready for House.
REVISIONS; COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICTS 3/2 Senate COW approved with amend #4258 and floor amend #4662.
REVISIONS; COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICTS 2/21 from Senate rules okay.
REVISIONS; COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICTS 2/16 from Senate fin with amend #4258.
REVISIONS; COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICTS 2/15 Senate fin amended; report awaited.
REVISIONS; COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICTS 1/31 referred to Senate fin.
SCM1002: DIVISION; NINTH CIRCUIT; URGING CONGRESS   [Support] Questions/Comments

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

First sponsor: Sen. Griffin
Others: Sen. S. Allen, Sen. Barto, Sen. Borrelli, Sen. Burges, Sen. Fann, Sen. D. Farnsworth, Sen. Kavanagh, Sen. Lesko, Sen. Montenegro, Sen. Petersen, Sen. Pratt, Sen. Smith, Sen. Worsley, Sen. Yee


 
SCM1002 Daily History  Date Action
DIVISION; NINTH CIRCUIT; URGING CONGRESS 4/26 passed House 32-22; to secretary of state.
DIVISION; NINTH CIRCUIT; URGING CONGRESS 4/17 House COW approved.
DIVISION; NINTH CIRCUIT; URGING CONGRESS 3/28 stricken from House consent calendar by Powers Hannley.
DIVISION; NINTH CIRCUIT; URGING CONGRESS 3/28 from House rules okay.
DIVISION; NINTH CIRCUIT; URGING CONGRESS 3/27 to House consent calendar.
DIVISION; NINTH CIRCUIT; URGING CONGRESS 3/23 from House jud-pub safety do pass.
DIVISION; NINTH CIRCUIT; URGING CONGRESS 3/15 House jud-pub safety held.
DIVISION; NINTH CIRCUIT; URGING CONGRESS 2/20 referred to House jud-pub safety.
DIVISION; NINTH CIRCUIT; URGING CONGRESS 2/2 passed Senate 17-13; ready for House.
DIVISION; NINTH CIRCUIT; URGING CONGRESS 1/26 Senate COW approved with floor amend #4032.
DIVISION; NINTH CIRCUIT; URGING CONGRESS 1/24 from Senate rules okay.
DIVISION; NINTH CIRCUIT; URGING CONGRESS 1/19 from Senate jud do pass.
DIVISION; NINTH CIRCUIT; URGING CONGRESS 1/17 referred to Senate jud.
SCM1008: OZONE CONCENTRATION STANDARD; REINSTATEMENT   [Support] Questions/Comments

The Legislature urges the U.S. President and the U.S. Congress to take action to prompt the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reinstate the previous ozone concentration standard of 75 parts per billion. The Secretary of State is directed to transmit copies of this memorial to the Administrator of the EPA, the President of the U.S., the President of the U.S. Senate, the Speaker of the U.S. House and each member of Congress from Arizona. AS SENT TO SECRETARY OF STATE.

First sponsor: Sen. Griffin


 
SCM1008 Daily History  Date Action
OZONE CONCENTRATION STANDARD; REINSTATEMENT 4/26 passed House 31-23; to secretary of state.
OZONE CONCENTRATION STANDARD; REINSTATEMENT 4/17 House COW approved.
OZONE CONCENTRATION STANDARD; REINSTATEMENT 3/21 stricken from House consent calendar by Engel.
OZONE CONCENTRATION STANDARD; REINSTATEMENT 3/21 from House rules okay.
OZONE CONCENTRATION STANDARD; REINSTATEMENT 3/20 to House consent calendar.
OZONE CONCENTRATION STANDARD; REINSTATEMENT 3/15 from House energy-env do pass.
OZONE CONCENTRATION STANDARD; REINSTATEMENT 3/14 House energy-env do pass; report awaited.
OZONE CONCENTRATION STANDARD; REINSTATEMENT 3/6 referred to House energy-env.
OZONE CONCENTRATION STANDARD; REINSTATEMENT 2/23 passed Senate 17-13; ready for House.
OZONE CONCENTRATION STANDARD; REINSTATEMENT 2/21 from Senate rules okay.
OZONE CONCENTRATION STANDARD; REINSTATEMENT 2/20 to Senate consent calendar.
OZONE CONCENTRATION STANDARD; REINSTATEMENT 2/14 from Senate nat res-energy do pass.
OZONE CONCENTRATION STANDARD; REINSTATEMENT 1/26 referred to Senate nat res-energy.