2017 Priority Legislation
53rd Legislature - 1st Regular Session, 2017 Friday, Apr 28 2017 8:57 AM
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Bill Summaries
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.
H2112: MULTI-COUNTY WATER DISTRICT; DIRECTORS; ELECTIONS   [Oppose] Questions/Comments

An employee of a multi-county water conservation district or the spouse of an employee of the district is not eligible to serve as a member of the board of directors of the district. AS PASSED SENATE.

First sponsor: Rep. Finchem
Others: Rep. Barton, Rep. Clodfelter, Rep. Espinoza, Rep. Lawrence, Rep. Mitchell, Rep. Norgaard, Rep. Nutt, Rep. Thorpe


 
H2112 Daily History  Date Action
MULTI-COUNTY WATER DISTRICT; DIRECTORS; ELECTIONS 4/26 passed Senate 21-6; ready for House action on Senate amendments.
MULTI-COUNTY WATER DISTRICT; DIRECTORS; ELECTIONS 4/10 Senate COW approved with amend #4722.
MULTI-COUNTY WATER DISTRICT; DIRECTORS; ELECTIONS 3/21 from Senate rules okay.
MULTI-COUNTY WATER DISTRICT; DIRECTORS; ELECTIONS 3/14 from Senate nat res-energy with amend #4722.
MULTI-COUNTY WATER DISTRICT; DIRECTORS; ELECTIONS 2/28 referred to Senate nat res-energy.
MULTI-COUNTY WATER DISTRICT; DIRECTORS; ELECTIONS 2/27 passed House on reconsideration 31-25; ready for Senate.
MULTI-COUNTY WATER DISTRICT; DIRECTORS; ELECTIONS 2/13 House voted to reconsider failure to pass bill. Second vote will be scheduled in the next 14 days.
MULTI-COUNTY WATER DISTRICT; DIRECTORS; ELECTIONS 2/13 FAILED to pass House 27-32.
MULTI-COUNTY WATER DISTRICT; DIRECTORS; ELECTIONS 2/9 House COW approved.
MULTI-COUNTY WATER DISTRICT; DIRECTORS; ELECTIONS 2/7 from House rules okay. Stricken from House consent calendar by Engel.
MULTI-COUNTY WATER DISTRICT; DIRECTORS; ELECTIONS 2/6 to House consent calendar.
MULTI-COUNTY WATER DISTRICT; DIRECTORS; ELECTIONS 1/26 from House land-agri-rural do pass.
MULTI-COUNTY WATER DISTRICT; DIRECTORS; ELECTIONS 1/17 referred to House land-agri-rural.
H2118: FIREARMS TRANSFERS; COMPACT   [Oppose] Questions/Comments

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

First sponsor: Rep. Thorpe
Others: Rep. Barton, Rep. Lawrence


 
H2118 Daily History  Date Action
FIREARMS TRANSFERS; COMPACT 1/23 referred to House jud-pub safety.
H2124: MINIMUM WAGE; EMPLOYEE BENEFITS; PREEMPTION   [Support] Questions/Comments

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

First sponsor: Rep. Thorpe
Others: Rep. Lawrence


 
H2124 Daily History  Date Action
MINIMUM WAGE; EMPLOYEE BENEFITS; PREEMPTION 1/23 referred to House com.
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.
H2213: GPLET REFORM; K-12 TAXES   [Neutral] 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 10 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 PASSED HOUSE.

First sponsor: Rep. Leach
Others: Rep. Cobb


 
H2214 Daily History  Date Action
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 NSF Fund and the full legislative appropriation is not available in the following fiscal year, the district is authorized to use any legally available monies and may reimburse the fund from which the monies were used in subsequent years when legislative appropriations are made available. The list of allowable uses for monies received from settlement of legal controversies or from recovery of costs by a school district in litigation is expanded to include to reimburse the SFB Building Renewal Grant Fund in specified circumstances. Also eliminates various requirements to report project information to the SFB. AS PASSED SENATE.

First sponsor: Rep. Norgaard


 
H2219 Daily History  Date Action
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.
H2230: INTERGOV PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY; TAXATION   [Support] Questions/Comments

Various changes relating to intergovernmental public transportation authorities. An authority is a tax-levying public improvement and taxing subdivision of the state. A county board of supervisors may organize an authority with boundaries coterminous with the county boundaries. The board of directors of an authority with boundaries coterminous with the county boundaries is authorized to request that the issue of levying a county transportation excise tax be submitted to the qualified electors at a countywide special election or placed on the ballot at a countywide general election. Establishes requirements for the election, including publicity pamphlet mailings, submittal of arguments for or opposing the ballot measure, and information that must be printed on the ballot.

First sponsor: Rep. Shooter


 
H2230 Daily History  Date Action
INTERGOV PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY; TAXATION 2/2 from House trans-inf do pass.
INTERGOV PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY; TAXATION 2/1 House trans-inf do pass; report awaited.
INTERGOV PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY; TAXATION 1/17 referred to House ways-means, trans-inf.
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.
H2352: NATIONAL GUARD; REDUCED TUITION RATE   [Support] Questions/Comments

A member of the Arizona National Guard is eligible to attend any public institution of higher education in Arizona at the same tuition rate as an employee of that institution if the member has exhausted the member's benefits through specified federal veterans benefits programs.

First sponsor: Rep. Kern


 
H2352 Daily History  Date Action
NATIONAL GUARD; REDUCED TUITION RATE 2/20 House voted to reconsider 2/16 failure to pass bill. Second vote will be scheduled within 14 days.
NATIONAL GUARD; REDUCED TUITION RATE 2/16 FAILED to pass House 23-35.
NATIONAL GUARD; REDUCED TUITION RATE 2/16 House COW approved with amend #4092.
NATIONAL GUARD; REDUCED TUITION RATE 2/14 stricken from House COW consent calendar by Engel.
NATIONAL GUARD; REDUCED TUITION RATE 2/14 from House rules okay.
NATIONAL GUARD; REDUCED TUITION RATE 2/13 to House COW consent calendar.
NATIONAL GUARD; REDUCED TUITION RATE 2/7 from House mil-vet-reg with amend #4092.
NATIONAL GUARD; REDUCED TUITION RATE 1/26 referred to House mil-vet-reg.
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.
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 initative 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.
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.
HCR2011: MOTOR VEHICLE FUEL TAXES   [Support] Questions/Comments

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

First sponsor: Rep. Campbell
Others: Sen. Otondo


 
HCR2011 Daily History  Date Action
MOTOR VEHICLE FUEL TAXES 2/8 from House trans-inf with amend #4136.
MOTOR VEHICLE FUEL TAXES 1/23 referred to House ways-means, trans-inf.
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 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.
S1114: OUTDOOR ADVERTISING   [Neutral] Questions/Comments

Modifies the borders within which electronic outdoor advertising is authorized to include beginning at State Route 95 at mile marker 250 in Bullhead City to all points within Arizona that are within a radius of 40 miles from that location, except excluding State Route 95 south of Interstate 40 and any area east of State Route 93 from mile marker 42 to the Hoover Dam. Prohibits the dimmer for electronic signs in the new area from exceeding 200 nits in full white mode for all signs from sunset until 11:00 PM. Limits the number of electronic outdoor advertising in the new area to 35 signs, displays and devices. Contains a legislative intent section. AS PASSED HOUSE.

First sponsor: Sen. Borrelli
Others: Sen. Smith


 
S1114 Daily History  Date Action
OUTDOOR ADVERTISING 4/25 Senate concurred in House amendments and passed on final reading 20-8; ready for governor.
OUTDOOR ADVERTISING 4/20 House COW approved with amend #4803 and floor amend #5041. Passed House 35-18; ready for Senate action on House amendments.
OUTDOOR ADVERTISING 4/17 retained on House COW calendar.
OUTDOOR ADVERTISING 4/13 retained on House COW calendar.
OUTDOOR ADVERTISING 4/4 from House rules okay.
OUTDOOR ADVERTISING 3/21 from House mil-vet-reg with amend #4803.
OUTDOOR ADVERTISING 3/8 referred to House mil-vet-reg.
OUTDOOR ADVERTISING 3/1 passed Senate 20-10; ready for House.
OUTDOOR ADVERTISING 3/1 Senate COW approved with amend #4112.
OUTDOOR ADVERTISING 2/21 from Senate rules okay.
OUTDOOR ADVERTISING 2/7 from Senate com-pub safety with amend #4112.
OUTDOOR ADVERTISING 1/30 Senate com-pub safety held.
OUTDOOR ADVERTISING 1/18 referred to Senate com-pub safety.
S1146: REGISTRATION FEE; VLT; GAS TAX (TECH CORRECTION; DISABLED PARKING; RECIPROCITY)   [Support] Questions/Comments

Minor change in Title 28 (Transportation) related to disabled parking. Apparent striker bus.

First sponsor: Sen. Worsley
Others: Sen. Fann


 
S1146 Daily History  Date Action
REGISTRATION FEE; VLT; GAS TAX 3/22 Senate COW approved with amend #4236 and floor amend #4827. NOTE SHORT TITLE CHANGE.
TECH CORRECTION; DISABLED PARKING; RECIPROCITY 3/14 from Senate rules okay.
TECH CORRECTION; DISABLED PARKING; RECIPROCITY 2/15 from Senate trans-tech with amend #4236.
TECH CORRECTION; DISABLED PARKING; RECIPROCITY 2/1 further referred to Senate trans-tech.
TECH CORRECTION; DISABLED PARKING; RECIPROCITY 1/19 referred to Senate rules only.
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.
S1198: PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION; SERVICES; CIVIL ACTIONS   [Support] Questions/Comments

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.
S1208: WATER RESOURCES; DEPT ANNUAL REPORT   [Support] Questions/Comments

The Department of Water Resources is required to provide to the chairmen of the legislative committees related to natural resources a copy of the annual operations report that the Dept is required to provide to the Governor and the Legislature.

First sponsor: Sen. Griffin


 
S1208 Daily History  Date Action
WATER RESOURCES; DEPT ANNUAL REPORT 3/23 House land-agri-rural held.
WATER RESOURCES; DEPT ANNUAL REPORT 3/16 House land-agri-rural held.
WATER RESOURCES; DEPT ANNUAL REPORT 2/22 referred to House land-agri-rural.
WATER RESOURCES; DEPT ANNUAL REPORT 2/20 passed Senate 29-0; ready for House.
WATER RESOURCES; DEPT ANNUAL REPORT 2/14 from Senate rules okay.
WATER RESOURCES; DEPT ANNUAL REPORT 2/13 to Senate consent calendar.
WATER RESOURCES; DEPT ANNUAL REPORT 2/7 from Senate nat res-energy do pass.
WATER RESOURCES; DEPT ANNUAL REPORT 1/24 referred to Senate nat res-energy.
S1212: TAX CREDIT CAP; ANGEL INVESTOR   [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 PASSED SENATE.

First sponsor: Sen. Fann
Others: Sen. Brophy McGee, Sen. Contreras, Sen. D. Farnsworth, Sen. Hobbs, Sen. Kavanagh, Sen. Worsley, Sen. Yee


 
S1212 Daily History  Date Action
TAX CREDIT CAP; ANGEL INVESTOR 3/30 from House appro with amend #4907.
TAX CREDIT CAP; ANGEL INVESTOR 3/27 withdrawn from House ways-means.
TAX CREDIT CAP; ANGEL INVESTOR 2/22 referred to House ways-means, appro.
TAX CREDIT CAP; ANGEL INVESTOR 2/20 passed Senate 24-5; ready for House.
TAX CREDIT CAP; ANGEL INVESTOR 2/16 Senate COW approved with floor amend #4296.
TAX CREDIT CAP; ANGEL INVESTOR 2/7 stricken from Senate consent calendar by Fann.
TAX CREDIT CAP; ANGEL INVESTOR 2/7 from Senate rules okay.
TAX CREDIT CAP; ANGEL INVESTOR 2/6 to Senate consent calendar.
TAX CREDIT CAP; ANGEL INVESTOR 2/1 from Senate fin do pass.
TAX CREDIT CAP; ANGEL INVESTOR 1/24 referred to Senate fin.
S1248: BUILDING CODE MORATORIUM; REPEAL   [Neutral] Questions/Comments

Repeals the moratorium on new or modified residential or commercial building codes that was in effect from June 30, 2009 to June 30, 2011.

First sponsor: Sen. Griffin


 
S1248 Daily History  Date Action
BUILDING CODE MORATORIUM; REPEAL 3/6 House mil-vet-reg held.
BUILDING CODE MORATORIUM; REPEAL 2/22 referred to House mil-vet-reg.
BUILDING CODE MORATORIUM; REPEAL 2/14 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
BUILDING CODE MORATORIUM; REPEAL 2/7 from Senate rules okay.
BUILDING CODE MORATORIUM; REPEAL 2/6 to Senate consent calendar.
BUILDING CODE MORATORIUM; REPEAL 2/2 from Senate gov do pass.
BUILDING CODE MORATORIUM; REPEAL 1/25 referred to Senate gov.
S1251: JTEDS; NINTH GRADERS; FUNDING    Questions/Comments

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

First sponsor: Sen. Farley
Others: Sen. Bowie, Sen. Bradley, Sen. Cajero Bedford, Rep. Clodfelter, Sen. Contreras, Sen. Dalessandro, Sen. Hobbs, Sen. Mendez, Sen. Otondo, Sen. Peshlakai, Rep. Powers Hannley


 
S1251 Daily History  Date Action
JTEDS; NINTH GRADERS; FUNDING 1/25 referred to Senate educ, appro.
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 PASSED SENATE.

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 4/20 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.
S1376: COMPACT; PROSPERITY DISTRICTS   [Oppose] Questions/Comments

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

First sponsor: Sen. Montenegro
Others: Sen. S. Allen, Sen. Barto, Sen. Borrelli, Rep. Campbell, Rep. Finchem, Rep. Kern, Rep. Livingston, Rep. Mitchell, Sen. Petersen, Sen. Smith


 
S1376 Daily History  Date Action
COMPACT; PROSPERITY DISTRICTS 2/16 from Senate gov do pass.
COMPACT; PROSPERITY DISTRICTS 2/16 from Senate fin do pass.
COMPACT; PROSPERITY DISTRICTS 2/15 Senate fin do pass; report awaited.
COMPACT; PROSPERITY DISTRICTS 1/31 referred to Senate fin, gov.
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.
S1445: VLT; REGISTRATION FEES; GAS TAX   [Support] Questions/Comments

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

First sponsor: Sen. Worsley
Others: Sen. Brophy McGee, Sen. Fann, Sen. Hobbs, Sen. Mendez


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

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

First sponsor: Sen. Worsley
Others: Sen. Brophy McGee, Sen. Fann, Sen. Hobbs, Sen. Mendez


 
S1446 Daily History  Date Action
MOTOR FUEL TAXES; COUNTY ELECTION 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 PASSED HOUSE.

First sponsor: Sen. Smith


 
S1480 Daily History  Date Action
REVISIONS; COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICTS 4/26 signed by governor. Chap. no. awaited.
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 PASSED SENATE.

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 perts 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.

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.