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53rd Legislature - 2nd Regular Session, 2018 Thursday, May 24 2018 12:06 PM
ASRS 2018
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Bill Summaries
H2004: ASRS; WAITING PERIOD; REPEAL

Statute requiring any state employee initially hired on or after July 20, 2011 to wait until the 27th week of employment to become a member of the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the ASRS Long-Term Disability Program would have been repealed. AS VETOED BY GOVERNOR. In his veto message, the Governor expressed concern about the fiscal impact of this legislation on the general fund.

First sponsor: Rep. Livingston


 
H2004 Daily History  Date Action
ASRS; WAITING PERIOD; REPEAL 5/16 VETOED message.
ASRS; WAITING PERIOD; REPEAL 5/3 Senate COW approved. Passed Senate 22-6; ready for governor.
ASRS; WAITING PERIOD; REPEAL 3/6 stricken from Senate consent calendar by Yarbrough.
ASRS; WAITING PERIOD; REPEAL 3/6 from Senate rules okay.
ASRS; WAITING PERIOD; REPEAL 3/5 to Senate consent calendar.
ASRS; WAITING PERIOD; REPEAL 2/28 from Senate fin do pass.
ASRS; WAITING PERIOD; REPEAL 2/15 referred to Senate fin.
ASRS; WAITING PERIOD; REPEAL 1/29 passed House 59-0; ready for Senate.
ASRS; WAITING PERIOD; REPEAL 1/22 from House rules okay. To House consent calendar.
ASRS; WAITING PERIOD; REPEAL 1/16 from House bank-ins do pass.
ASRS; WAITING PERIOD; REPEAL 1/11 House bank-ins do pass; report awaited.
ASRS; WAITING PERIOD; REPEAL 1/9 referred to House bank-ins.
H2021: JLAC; AUDITOR GENERAL

Makes various changes relating to audits of public agencies. The Auditor General is required to conduct annual, instead of at least biennial, financial and compliance audits of financial transactions and accounts kept by or for all state agencies subject to the federal single audit requirements. The Auditor General is required, as resources allow, to conduct an investigation related to allegations of financial impropriety, malfeasance or nonfeasance of a state agency or of a "political subdivision" (defined as a political subdivision that is funded in whole or in part by tax revenue) in connection with an audit authorized by law or on request of a state agency or specified public officers under specified circumstances. All officers of any state agency, board, commission, department, program or committee or any political subdivision and all contractors that contract with the state are required to afford reasonable and needed facilities for Auditor General staff and make records available in the form and at the time prescribed. The Joint Legislative Budget Committee is required to notify all members of the Legislature of the cost to conduct a special audit for any legislative measure that requires the Auditor General to perform a special audit. This information is required to be provided before the measure is scheduled for third read in the house of origin or in the house where the special audit provision was added. The President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, instead of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC), is required to designate the chairman of each committee of reference and assign agencies to the respective committees of reference according to subject matter. Modifies the list of factors the committee of reference must consider when determining the need for continuation or termination of an agency. JLAC is required to meet annually, instead of at least quarterly. Various reports are required to be submitted to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, instead of JLAC. Retroactive to July 1, 2018, the statutory termination date for JLAC is extended eight years, to July 1, 2026. AS PASSED HOUSE.

First sponsor: Rep. J. Allen


 
H2021 Daily History  Date Action
JLAC; AUDITOR GENERAL 4/11 FAILED to pass Senate 6-24.
JLAC; AUDITOR GENERAL 4/10 Senate COW approved with amend #4728.
JLAC; AUDITOR GENERAL 4/9 retained on Senate COW calendar.
JLAC; AUDITOR GENERAL 3/13 from Senate rules okay.
JLAC; AUDITOR GENERAL 3/8 from Senate gov with amend #4728.
JLAC; AUDITOR GENERAL 2/27 referred to Senate gov.
JLAC; AUDITOR GENERAL 2/21 passed House 60-0; ready for Senate.
JLAC; AUDITOR GENERAL 2/21 House COW approved with amend #4337 and floor amend #4431 and #4432.
JLAC; AUDITOR GENERAL 2/20 stricken from House COW consent calendar by Allen.
JLAC; AUDITOR GENERAL 2/19 from House gov with amend #4337. From House rules okay.
JLAC; AUDITOR GENERAL 2/19 to House COW consent calendar.
JLAC; AUDITOR GENERAL 2/15 House gov amended; report awaited.
JLAC; AUDITOR GENERAL 1/9 referred to House gov.
H2034: SOCIAL SECURITY; STATE AGENCY DESIGNATION

For the purpose of social security and retirement statutes, the definition of "state agency" is changed to the state agency that is designated by the Governor to serve as the social security administrator for the state, instead of the Arizona State Retirement System Board. All rules adopted by the ASRS Board remain in full force until amended by the state agency designated by the Governor. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Livingston


 
H2034 Daily History  Date Action
SOCIAL SECURITY; STATE AGENCY DESIGNATION 3/27 signed by governor. Chap. 75, Laws 2018.
SOCIAL SECURITY; STATE AGENCY DESIGNATION 3/21 passed Senate 27-2; ready for governor.
SOCIAL SECURITY; STATE AGENCY DESIGNATION 3/13 from Senate rules okay.
SOCIAL SECURITY; STATE AGENCY DESIGNATION 3/12 to Senate consent calendar.
SOCIAL SECURITY; STATE AGENCY DESIGNATION 2/28 from Senate fin do pass.
SOCIAL SECURITY; STATE AGENCY DESIGNATION 2/15 referred to Senate fin.
SOCIAL SECURITY; STATE AGENCY DESIGNATION 2/6 passed House 34-24; ready for Senate.
SOCIAL SECURITY; STATE AGENCY DESIGNATION 1/29 House COW approved.
SOCIAL SECURITY; STATE AGENCY DESIGNATION 1/23 stricken from House consent calendar by Salman.
SOCIAL SECURITY; STATE AGENCY DESIGNATION 1/22 from House rules okay. To House consent calendar.
SOCIAL SECURITY; STATE AGENCY DESIGNATION 1/16 from House bank-ins do pass.
SOCIAL SECURITY; STATE AGENCY DESIGNATION 1/11 House bank-ins do pass; report awaited.
SOCIAL SECURITY; STATE AGENCY DESIGNATION 1/9 referred to House bank-ins.
H2035: DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLANS; GOVERNING COMMITTEE

Changes the name of the Governing Committee for Tax Deferred Annuity and Deferred Compensation Plans to he Governing Committee for Deferred Compensation Plans, and modifies Committee membership. Committee members are subject to conflict of interest statutes. The powers and duties of the Committee are modified, including to allow the Committee to adopt rules and to require the Committee to arrange for a performance review of the plans or participation in benchmarking surveys or studies at least every five years. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Livingston


 
H2035 Daily History  Date Action
DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLANS; GOVERNING COMMITTEE 3/29 signed by governor. Chap. 90, Laws 2018.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLANS; GOVERNING COMMITTEE 3/27 passed Senate 27-3; ready for governor.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLANS; GOVERNING COMMITTEE 3/6 from Senate rules okay.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLANS; GOVERNING COMMITTEE 3/5 to Senate consent calendar.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLANS; GOVERNING COMMITTEE 2/28 from Senate fin do pass.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLANS; GOVERNING COMMITTEE 2/15 referred to Senate fin.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLANS; GOVERNING COMMITTEE 2/6 passed House 34-24; ready for Senate.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLANS; GOVERNING COMMITTEE 1/29 House COW approved.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLANS; GOVERNING COMMITTEE 1/23 stricken from House consent calendar by Powers-Hanley.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLANS; GOVERNING COMMITTEE 1/22 from House rules okay. To House consent calendar.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLANS; GOVERNING COMMITTEE 1/16 from House bank-ins do pass.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLANS; GOVERNING COMMITTEE 1/11 House bank-ins do pass; report awaited.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLANS; GOVERNING COMMITTEE 1/9 referred to House bank-ins.
H2065: PUBLIC MEETINGS; DEFINITION; PENALTIES

For the purpose of open meeting laws, the definition of "meeting" is expanded to include a one-way communication by one member of a public body that is sent to a quorum of the members of a public body and that proposes legal action, and an exchange of electronic communications among a quorum of the members of a public body that involves a discussion, deliberation or the taking of legal action by the public body concerning a matter that may likely come before the public body for action. The Attorney General is authorized to commence a suit in the superior court against an individual member of a public body for a knowing violation of open meeting law. The maximum civil penalty for a third and subsequent violation of open meeting law is increased to $2,500, from $500, and the civil penalty for a first offense is eliminated. If a court imposes a civil penalty against an individual member of a public body for a knowing violation of open meeting law, the public body is prohibited from indemnifying or paying the civil penalty on behalf of the individual. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Leach


 
H2065 Daily History  Date Action
PUBLIC MEETINGS; DEFINITION; PENALTIES 4/17 signed by governor. Chap. 229, Laws 2018.
PUBLIC MEETINGS; DEFINITION; PENALTIES 4/11 House concurred in Senate amendments and passed on final reading 56-2; ready for governor.
PUBLIC MEETINGS; DEFINITION; PENALTIES 4/4 passed Senate 28-2; ready for House action on Senate amendments.
PUBLIC MEETINGS; DEFINITION; PENALTIES 4/2 Senate COW approved with floor amend #4960.
PUBLIC MEETINGS; DEFINITION; PENALTIES 3/20 Stricken from Senate consent calendar by Yee. From Senate rules okay.
PUBLIC MEETINGS; DEFINITION; PENALTIES 3/19 to Senate consent calendar. Stricken from Senate consent calendar by Borrelli.
PUBLIC MEETINGS; DEFINITION; PENALTIES 3/8 from Senate gov do pass.
PUBLIC MEETINGS; DEFINITION; PENALTIES 2/27 referred to Senate gov.
PUBLIC MEETINGS; DEFINITION; PENALTIES 2/21 House COW approved with amend #4076. Passed House 55-2; ready for Senate.
PUBLIC MEETINGS; DEFINITION; PENALTIES 2/19 to House COW consent calendar. From House rules okay.
PUBLIC MEETINGS; DEFINITION; PENALTIES 2/1 from House gov with amend #4076.
PUBLIC MEETINGS; DEFINITION; PENALTIES 2/1 House gov amended; report awaited.
PUBLIC MEETINGS; DEFINITION; PENALTIES 1/18 House gov held.
PUBLIC MEETINGS; DEFINITION; PENALTIES 1/16 referred to House gov.
H2080: ASRS; INVESTMENT; CONTRACTS

The Arizona State Retirement System is authorized to enter into contracts used directly for investment-related services.

First sponsor: Rep. Livingston


 
H2080 Daily History  Date Action
ASRS; INVESTMENT; CONTRACTS 1/22 House bank-ins held.
ASRS; INVESTMENT; CONTRACTS 1/18 House bank-ins held.
ASRS; INVESTMENT; CONTRACTS 1/11 House bank-ins held.
ASRS; INVESTMENT; CONTRACTS 1/9 referred to House bank-ins.
H2097: PENSION FUNDING POLICIES; EMPLOYERS

Beginning on or before July 1, 2019, each governing body of a Public Safety Personnel Retirement System employer is required to annually adopt a pension funding policy for the PSPRS for employees that were hired before July 1, 2017 that includes a list of specified funding objectives, including how to maintain stability of the governing body's contributions to the PSPRS and defining the governing body's funded ratio target under the PSPRS. The governing body is required to post the pension funding policy on it's public website. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Livingston


 
H2097 Daily History  Date Action
PENSION FUNDING POLICIES; EMPLOYERS 4/3 signed by governor. Chap. 112, Laws 2018.
PENSION FUNDING POLICIES; EMPLOYERS 3/28 passed Senate 30-0; ready for governor.
PENSION FUNDING POLICIES; EMPLOYERS 3/6 from Senate rules okay.
PENSION FUNDING POLICIES; EMPLOYERS 3/5 to Senate consent calendar.
PENSION FUNDING POLICIES; EMPLOYERS 2/28 from Senate fin do pass.
PENSION FUNDING POLICIES; EMPLOYERS 2/15 referred to Senate fin.
PENSION FUNDING POLICIES; EMPLOYERS 2/12 House COW approved with amend #4013 and floor amend #4172. Passed House 58-0; ready for Senate.
PENSION FUNDING POLICIES; EMPLOYERS 1/29 from House rules okay.
PENSION FUNDING POLICIES; EMPLOYERS 1/18 from House bank-ins with amend #4013.
PENSION FUNDING POLICIES; EMPLOYERS 1/18 House bank-ins amended; report awaited.
PENSION FUNDING POLICIES; EMPLOYERS 1/11 House bank-ins held.
PENSION FUNDING POLICIES; EMPLOYERS 1/9 referred to House bank-ins.
H2105: BUILDING CODE MORATORIUM; REPEAL

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: Rep. Leach


 
H2105 Daily History  Date Action
BUILDING CODE MORATORIUM; REPEAL 3/27 from Senate rules okay.
BUILDING CODE MORATORIUM; REPEAL 3/21 from Senate appro with amend #4828.
BUILDING CODE MORATORIUM; REPEAL 3/20 Senate appro amended; report awaited.
BUILDING CODE MORATORIUM; REPEAL 3/14 further referred to Senate appro.
BUILDING CODE MORATORIUM; REPEAL 2/15 referred to Senate rules only.
BUILDING CODE MORATORIUM; REPEAL 2/6 passed House 58-0; ready for Senate.
BUILDING CODE MORATORIUM; REPEAL 1/29 from House rules okay. To House consent calendar.
BUILDING CODE MORATORIUM; REPEAL 1/17 from House local-intl do pass.
BUILDING CODE MORATORIUM; REPEAL 1/16 referred to House local-intl.
H2207: PUBLIC MEETINGS; AUDIOVISUAL RECORDINGS; POSTING

Effective January 1, 2019, all "licensing authorities" (defined elsewhere in statute) would have been required to provide for a digital recording of all their meetings except executive sessions, and would have been required to post the digital recording of a meeting on its website within five days after the meeting and retain the recording on its website for at least five years. The Department of Administration would have been required to conduct a study evaluating the costs of providing for complete audiovisual recordings of all meetings of a licensing authority, and information that would have been required to be included in the study was specified. The Dept would have been required to submit a report of its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the Legislature by October 1, 2018. AS VETOED BY GOVERNOR. In his veto message, the Governor asked the Legislature to send him a budget that gives teachers a 20 percent raise by 2020 and restores additional assistance.

First sponsor: Rep. Grantham
Others: Sen. Petersen


 
H2207 Daily History  Date Action
PUBLIC MEETINGS; AUDIOVISUAL RECORDINGS; POSTING 4/20 VETOED message.
PUBLIC MEETINGS; AUDIOVISUAL RECORDINGS; POSTING 4/19 House concurred in Senate amendments and passed on final reading 48-10; ready for governor.
PUBLIC MEETINGS; AUDIOVISUAL RECORDINGS; POSTING 4/11 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House action on Senate amendments.
PUBLIC MEETINGS; AUDIOVISUAL RECORDINGS; POSTING 4/9 Senate COW approved with amend #4763.
PUBLIC MEETINGS; AUDIOVISUAL RECORDINGS; POSTING 3/20 from Senate rules okay.
PUBLIC MEETINGS; AUDIOVISUAL RECORDINGS; POSTING 3/13 from Senate com-pub safety with amend #4763.
PUBLIC MEETINGS; AUDIOVISUAL RECORDINGS; POSTING 2/27 referred to Senate com-pub safety.
PUBLIC MEETINGS; AUDIOVISUAL RECORDINGS; POSTING 2/21 passed House 46-14; ready for Senate.
PUBLIC MEETINGS; AUDIOVISUAL RECORDINGS; POSTING 2/21 House COW approved with amend #4104.
PUBLIC MEETINGS; AUDIOVISUAL RECORDINGS; POSTING 2/20 from House rules okay.
PUBLIC MEETINGS; AUDIOVISUAL RECORDINGS; POSTING 2/7 from House fed-policy with amend #4104.
PUBLIC MEETINGS; AUDIOVISUAL RECORDINGS; POSTING 1/30 House fed-policy held.
PUBLIC MEETINGS; AUDIOVISUAL RECORDINGS; POSTING 1/17 referred to House fed-policy.
H2273: PUBLIC EMPLOYEES; COMPENSATION CAP

Beginning on January 1, 2020, the annual salary, "benefits package" (defined) and other non-salary compensation with a monetary value for each "public employee" (defined) or direct contract labor employee is prohibited from exceeding either two times the annual salary, benefits package and other non-salary compensation with a monetary value of the Governor, or eight times the average annual salary, benefits package and other non-salary compensation with a monetary value of a member of the Legislature, whichever is less.

First sponsor: Rep. Thorpe
Others: Rep. Barton, Rep. Clodfelter, Rep. John, Rep. Nutt, Rep. Payne


 
H2273 Daily History  Date Action
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES; COMPENSATION CAP 2/7 from House fed-policy with amend #4105.
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES; COMPENSATION CAP 1/17 referred to House fed-policy.
H2357: EORP; EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS

Beginning July 1, 2018, each Elected Officials' Retirement Plan employer is required to make contributions on a level percent of compensation basis for all member employees sufficient under an actuarial valuation to meet both the normal cost plus the actuarially determined amount required to amortize the unfunded accrued liability over a closed period of 20-30 years. In any fiscal year, an employer's contribution to EORP in combination with member contributions may not be less than the actuarially determined normal cost for that fiscal year. Emergency clause.

First sponsor: Rep. Livingston
Others: Rep. Toma


 
H2357 Daily History  Date Action
EORP; EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS 2/27 referred to Senate fin.
EORP; EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS 2/21 passed House on reconsideration 45-15; ready for Senate.
EORP; EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS 2/12 FAILED to pass House 21-37. House voted to reconsider failure to pass bill; date of second vote to be within the next 14 days.
EORP; EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS 2/12 House COW approved.
EORP; EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS 2/6 stricken from House consent calendar by Salman.
EORP; EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS 2/5 from House rules okay. To House consent calendar.
EORP; EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS 1/18 from House bank-ins do pass.
EORP; EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS 1/16 referred to House bank-ins.
H2431: PSPRS; NORMAL RETIREMENT; EMPLOYEE CONTRIBUTIONS

For the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System, the definition of "normal retirement date" for an employee who becomes a member on or after July 1, 2017, is modified to eliminate the requirement that the employee be at least 55 years of age to retire after 15 years of credited service. The separate calculations for employee contribution rates that applied to employees hired on or after July 1, 2017 are deleted.

First sponsor: Rep. Cardenas
Others: Rep. Andrade, Rep. Benally, Rep. Bolding, Rep. Chavez, Rep. Espinoza, Rep. Fernandez, Rep. Friese, Rep. Gabaldon, Rep. Martinez, Rep. Navarrete, Rep. Peten, Rep. Powers Hannley, Rep. Rios, Rep. Saldate


 
H2431 Daily History  Date Action
PSPRS; NORMAL RETIREMENT; EMPLOYEE CONTRIBUTIONS 1/24 referred to House bank-ins.
H2523: ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS; PROCEDURES

In a contested case, all parties would have been required to be afforded an opportunity to participate in a settlement conference or mediation unless both parties or the hearing officer declined. If there was no genuine issue of material fact, a party would have been permitted to seek disposition of the case by motion. If an administrative law judge found against an agency after the agency prevailed in the initial agency determination and a subsequent appeal to an appeals board resulted in a decision against the agency, the administrative law judge would have been permitted to require the agency to pay reasonable costs and fees. AS VETOED BY GOVERNOR. In his veto message, the Governor expressed concern that this bill is too broad and could allow the proliferation of litigation from agency actions taken prior to a final appealable agency decision.

First sponsor: Rep. Syms


 
H2523 Daily History  Date Action
ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS; PROCEDURES 4/4 VETOED message.
ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS; PROCEDURES 3/28 passed Senate 30-0; ready for governor.
ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS; PROCEDURES 3/20 from Senate rules okay.
ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS; PROCEDURES 3/19 to Senate consent calendar.
ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS; PROCEDURES 3/15 from Senate gov do pass.
ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS; PROCEDURES 3/14 Senate gov do pass; report awaited.
ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS; PROCEDURES 2/28 referred to Senate gov.
ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS; PROCEDURES 2/21 passed House 58-1; ready for Senate.
ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS; PROCEDURES 2/19 to House consent calendar. From House rules okay.
ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS; PROCEDURES 2/15 from House jud-pub safety do pass.
ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS; PROCEDURES 2/6 referred to House jud-pub safety.
H2545: EORP; COST-OF-LIVING ADJUSTMENT

For the Elected Officials' Retirement Plan, each retired member or survivor of a retired member is eligible to receive a compounding cost-of-living adjustment in the base benefit based on the average annual percentage change in the metropolitan Phoenix-Mesa consumer price index, with the immediately preceding year as the base year for making the determination, up to a maximum of two percent of the retired member's or survivor's base benefit annually. In the first year of a member's retirement, the cost-of-living adjustment must be prorated based on the date of retirement. The plan actuary is required to include the projected cost of providing the cost-of-living adjustment in the calculation of normal cost and accrued liability. Repeals statutes governing EORP benefit increases. Conditionally enacted on the state Constitution being amended, as prescribed in HCR2032, by the voters at the 2018 general election. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Livingston


 
H2545 Daily History  Date Action
EORP; COST-OF-LIVING ADJUSTMENT 4/5 signed by governor. Chap. 140, Laws 2018.
EORP; COST-OF-LIVING ADJUSTMENT 3/29 passed Senate 30-0; ready for governor.
EORP; COST-OF-LIVING ADJUSTMENT 3/28 Senate COW approved.
EORP; COST-OF-LIVING ADJUSTMENT 3/27 from Senate rules okay.
EORP; COST-OF-LIVING ADJUSTMENT 3/21 from Senate fin do pass.
EORP; COST-OF-LIVING ADJUSTMENT 3/1 referred to Senate fin.
EORP; COST-OF-LIVING ADJUSTMENT 2/21 passed House 58-2; ready for Senate.
EORP; COST-OF-LIVING ADJUSTMENT 2/21 House COW approved with floor amend #4452, a substitute for amend 4181.
EORP; COST-OF-LIVING ADJUSTMENT 2/20 stricken from House COW consent calendar by Livingston.
EORP; COST-OF-LIVING ADJUSTMENT 2/19 to House COW consent calendar. From House rules okay.
EORP; COST-OF-LIVING ADJUSTMENT 2/13 from House bank-ins with amend #4181.
EORP; COST-OF-LIVING ADJUSTMENT 2/6 referred to House bank-ins.
H2564: COURT FEES; EORP; STATE CONTRIBUTION

Statutory fee amounts received by the clerk of the superior court and justices of the peace are increased by 9 to 16 percent. Of the monies received from the fees that are not kept by the court pursuant to statute, the county treasurer or justice of the peace is required to transmit 6 percent to the Elected Officials' Retirement Plan Fund for the purpose of funding a portion of the employers' contributions. The percentages of the monies that are transmitted to various other funds are all decreased. 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, and becomes effective on signature of the Governor. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Livingston


 
H2564 Daily History  Date Action
COURT FEES; EORP; STATE CONTRIBUTION 5/16 signed by governor. Chap. 317, Laws 2018.
COURT FEES; EORP; STATE CONTRIBUTION 5/3 Senate COW approved. Passed Senate 21-7; ready for governor.
COURT FEES; EORP; STATE CONTRIBUTION 4/30 from Senate rules okay.
COURT FEES; EORP; STATE CONTRIBUTION 3/26 from Senate jud do pass.
COURT FEES; EORP; STATE CONTRIBUTION 3/22 Senate jud do pass; report awaited.
COURT FEES; EORP; STATE CONTRIBUTION 3/1 referred to Senate jud.
COURT FEES; EORP; STATE CONTRIBUTION 2/21 passed House 49-11; ready for Senate.
COURT FEES; EORP; STATE CONTRIBUTION 2/21 House COW approved with amend #4182 and floor amend #4453.
COURT FEES; EORP; STATE CONTRIBUTION 2/19 from House rules okay.
COURT FEES; EORP; STATE CONTRIBUTION 2/13 from House bank-ins with amend #4182.
COURT FEES; EORP; STATE CONTRIBUTION 2/6 referred to House bank-ins.
H2627: CONTRACTING; INVESTMENTS; PROHIBITION; BORDER WALL

Within 180 days after the effective date of this legislation, the "public funds" (defined as the Arizona State Retirement System, the Elected Officials' Retirement Plan, the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System and the Corrections Officer Retirement Plan) are required to make a reasonable effort to identify all "scrutinized companies" (defined as any company that has a contract with the federal government to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border) and compile a scrutinized companies list, which the public funds must update monthly. The state is prohibited from contracting with a scrutinized company for any product or service, and the public funds are required to sell, redeem, divest or withdraw all publicly traded securities of a scrutinized company.

First sponsor: Rep. Blanc
Others: Rep. Andrade, Rep. Cardenas, Rep. Chavez, Rep. Descheenie, Rep. Fernandez, Rep. Gabaldon, Rep. Gonzales, Rep. Martinez, Rep. Peten, Rep. Rios, Rep. Saldate, Rep. Salman


 
H2627 Daily History  Date Action
CONTRACTING; INVESTMENTS; PROHIBITION; BORDER WALL 2/7 referred to House bank-ins.
H2634: RETIREMENT SYSTEM; INVESTMENT FEES; DISCLOSURES

Each "alternative investment manager" (defined) that receives capital commitments for an "alternative investment vehicle" (defined) from the governing board of a public retirement system is required to file a disclosure on each alternative investment vehicle at least annually with the State Treasurer. The disclosure must include a list of specified information, including the fees and expenses incurred, and compensation for the alternative investment manager's named executive officers. Applies to all new, amended, renewed or extended contracts beginning January 1, 2018. Retroactive to January 1, 2018.

First sponsor: Rep. Salman
Others: Rep. Alston, Rep. Blanc, Rep. Campbell, Rep. Cardenas, Rep. Descheenie, Rep. Engel, Rep. Epstein, Rep. Fernandez, Rep. Friese, Rep. Gabaldon, Rep. Gonzales, Rep. John, Sen. Mendez, Rep. Navarrete, Rep. Rivero, Rep. Stringer


 
H2634 Daily History  Date Action
RETIREMENT SYSTEM; INVESTMENT FEES; DISCLOSURES 2/6 referred to House appro.
H2639: INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT SERVICES; EXCISE TAX

Beginning January 1, 2019, a tax is levied on each partnership and S corporation engaging or continuing in the business of conducting "investment management services" (defined) at a rate of 20 percent on the fees calculated by reference to the performance of the investment portfolio funds and not from the investment itself. 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, and becomes effective on signature of the Governor.

First sponsor: Rep. Salman
Others: Rep. Alston, Rep. Blanc, Rep. Descheenie, Rep. Fernandez, Rep. Friese, Rep. Gabaldon, Rep. Gonzales, Sen. Mendez


 
H2639 Daily History  Date Action
INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT SERVICES; EXCISE TAX 2/6 referred to House ways-means.
HCR2032: PUBLIC RETIREMENT SYSTEMS

The 2018 general election ballot is to carry the question of whether to amend the state Constitution to provide that the Constitutional provision prohibiting public retirement system benefits from being diminished or impaired does not prohibit certain adjustments to the Corrections Officer Retirement Plan as provided in S1442 as enacted by the 53rd Legislature, 1st Regular Session, and does not prohibit certain adjustments to the Elected Officials' Retirement Plan as provided in H2545. The Legislature requests the Secretary of State return SCR1023, 53rd Legislature, 1st Regular Session, to the Legislature and submit this resolution in lieu of SCR1023. AS SENT TO SECRETARY OF STATE.

First sponsor: Rep. Livingston


 
HCR2032 Daily History  Date Action
PUBLIC RETIREMENT SYSTEMS 3/29 passed Senate 30-0; to secretary of state for placement on the 2018 general election ballot.
PUBLIC RETIREMENT SYSTEMS 3/28 Senate COW approved.
PUBLIC RETIREMENT SYSTEMS 3/27 from Senate rules okay.
PUBLIC RETIREMENT SYSTEMS 3/21 from Senate fin do pass.
PUBLIC RETIREMENT SYSTEMS 3/1 referred to Senate fin.
PUBLIC RETIREMENT SYSTEMS 2/21 House COW approved with amend #4183. Passed House 57-0; ready for Senate.
PUBLIC RETIREMENT SYSTEMS 2/19 to House COW consent calendar. From House rules okay.
PUBLIC RETIREMENT SYSTEMS 2/13 from House bank-ins with amend #4183.
PUBLIC RETIREMENT SYSTEMS 2/6 referred to House bank-ins.
S1054: ASRS; NONPARTICIPATING EMPLOYERS

The list of Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) nonparticipating employers is expanded to include an employer that dissolves and an employer that is no longer enrolling new employees in ASRS or no longer contributing to ASRS on behalf of current employees due to legislative action or due to a reduction in the number of actively contributing employees by 30 percent or more over a 3-year period or a reduction in the number of actively contributing employees by 50 percent or more over any period of time, based on the number of contributing employees as of the effective date of this legislation. Does not apply to the state. For any nonparticipating employer, ASRS is required to allocate an actuarial accrued liability and a designated asset amount to the nonparticipating employer's separate fund as of the nonparticipating date, and a calculation for the amount is specified. The nonparticipating employer and its employees who are enrolled in ASRS are required to continue to have contribution requirements to the separate fund, and a calculation for the contributions is specified. The ASRS actuary is required to determine the actuarial assumptions used to determine the contribution requirements for the nonparticipating employer. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Fann


 
S1054 Daily History  Date Action
ASRS; NONPARTICIPATING EMPLOYERS 4/12 signed by governor. Chap. 210, Laws 2018.
ASRS; NONPARTICIPATING EMPLOYERS 4/5 passed House 59-0; ready for governor.
ASRS; NONPARTICIPATING EMPLOYERS 4/3 from House rules okay.
ASRS; NONPARTICIPATING EMPLOYERS 4/2 to House consent calendar.
ASRS; NONPARTICIPATING EMPLOYERS 3/12 from House bank-ins do pass.
ASRS; NONPARTICIPATING EMPLOYERS 3/12 House bank-ins do pass; report awaited.
ASRS; NONPARTICIPATING EMPLOYERS 3/5 referred to House bank-ins.
ASRS; NONPARTICIPATING EMPLOYERS 2/28 passed Senate 29-1; ready for House.
ASRS; NONPARTICIPATING EMPLOYERS 2/27 Senate COW approved with amend #4243.
ASRS; NONPARTICIPATING EMPLOYERS 2/19 from Senate rules okay.
ASRS; NONPARTICIPATING EMPLOYERS 2/15 from Senate fin with amend #4243.
ASRS; NONPARTICIPATING EMPLOYERS 2/14 Senate fin amended; report awaited.
ASRS; NONPARTICIPATING EMPLOYERS 1/8 referred to Senate fin.
S1251: PSPRS; CORP; MODIFICATIONS

Various changes relating to the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS) and the Corrections Officer Retirement Plan (CORP). For the purpose of the PSPRS Defined Contribution Retirement Plan, a "participant" (defined) is permitted to make a rollover contribution from a "qualified plan" or an "IRA" (both defined) that must be deposited in a separate rollover account and made immediately available for the participant to either withdraw all or any portion of the lump sum deposit or directly transfer all or any portion of the lump sum deposit to an eligible retirement plan. If a participant in the PSPRS Defined Contribution Retirement Plan is subsequently covered by the federal old age and survivors insurance system, the participant and his/her employer cannot make any contributions on his/her behalf during the period s/he is covered by the federal old age and survivors insurance system. Retroactive to January 1, 2018, the deadline for an Indian tribe to opt out of the public safety employer risk pool is extended one year to December 31, 2018. If an employee hired on or after July 1, 2018 who is eligible to participate in CORP or PSPRS depending on the employee's election is killed in the line of duty or dies from injuries suffered in the line of duty during the first 90 days of employment, the employee is considered as having been enrolled in CORP and the surviving spouse of the deceased employee is eligible for survivor benefits. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. D. Farnsworth


 
S1251 Daily History  Date Action
PSPRS; CORP; MODIFICATIONS 3/20 signed by governor. Chap. 42, Laws 2018.
PSPRS; CORP; MODIFICATIONS 3/15 passed House 57-0; ready for governor.
PSPRS; CORP; MODIFICATIONS 3/5 from House rules okay.
PSPRS; CORP; MODIFICATIONS 3/5 to House consent calendar.
PSPRS; CORP; MODIFICATIONS 2/26 from House bank-ins do pass.
PSPRS; CORP; MODIFICATIONS 2/26 House bank-ins do pass; report awaited.
PSPRS; CORP; MODIFICATIONS 2/19 referred to House bank-ins.
PSPRS; CORP; MODIFICATIONS 2/12 passed Senate 29-0; ready for House.
PSPRS; CORP; MODIFICATIONS 2/8 Senate COW approved with the rules tech amendment.
PSPRS; CORP; MODIFICATIONS 2/6 from Senate rules with a technical amendment.
PSPRS; CORP; MODIFICATIONS 1/31 from Senate fin do pass.
PSPRS; CORP; MODIFICATIONS 1/22 referred to Senate fin.
S1262: RETIREMENT; ASSUMED RATE OF RETURN

Beginning with the actuarial valuation report issued for FY2018-19, for all of the defined benefit retirement plans the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS) Board manages, the Board is required to adopt an assumed rate of return that is not greater than 200 basis points above a 3-year rolling average of the 20-year treasury constant maturity rates as of June 30 of the fiscal year for which the actuarial valuation report is being prepared. If the assumed rate of return for FY2018-19 exceeds this threshold, the Board is required to reduce the assumed rate of return by at least 25 basis points annually until the assumed rate of return is at or below the threshold.

First sponsor: Sen. Petersen


 
S1262 Daily History  Date Action
RETIREMENT; ASSUMED RATE OF RETURN 3/6 Senate COW approved with floor amend #4712.
RETIREMENT; ASSUMED RATE OF RETURN 2/20 stricken from Senate consent calendar by Bowie.
RETIREMENT; ASSUMED RATE OF RETURN 2/19 stricken from Senate consent calendar by Yarbrough.
RETIREMENT; ASSUMED RATE OF RETURN 2/19 to Senate consent calendar. From Senate rules okay.
RETIREMENT; ASSUMED RATE OF RETURN 2/15 from Senate fin do pass.
RETIREMENT; ASSUMED RATE OF RETURN 2/14 Senate fin do pass; report awaited.
RETIREMENT; ASSUMED RATE OF RETURN 1/22 referred to Senate fin.
S1274: PUBLIC MONIES; RECOVERY; ILLEGAL PAYMENTS

The Attorney General is authorized to bring an action to recover illegally paid public monies against any person who received the illegal payment, the public body or public officer acting in his/her official capacity who ordered or caused the illegal payment, or the public official, employee or agent who ordered or caused the illegal payment. A public official, employee or agent of the state, a political subdivision, or a budget unit who is charged with collecting, receiving, safekeeping, transferring or disbursing public monies may be held personally liable for an illegal payment of public monies. A public official, employee or agent of the state, a political subdivision, or a budget unit who is responsible for disbursing, collecting, receiving, safekeeping or transferring public monies pursuant to a warrant or other form of claim that does not originate from the public official, employee or agent making the disbursal cannot be held personally liable for illegal payments made pursuant to warrants or claims unless the public official, employee or agent knew or should have known that a warrant or other claim would result in an illegal payment of public monies. An action must be brought within five years after the date an illegal payment was ordered. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Petersen
Others: Sen. Burges, Sen. D. Farnsworth


 
S1274 Daily History  Date Action
PUBLIC MONIES; RECOVERY; ILLEGAL PAYMENTS 4/17 signed by governor. Chap. 253, Laws 2018.
PUBLIC MONIES; RECOVERY; ILLEGAL PAYMENTS 4/11 Senate concurred in House amendments and passed on final reading 30-0; ready for governor.
PUBLIC MONIES; RECOVERY; ILLEGAL PAYMENTS 4/9 passed House 55-1; ready for Senate action on House amendments.
PUBLIC MONIES; RECOVERY; ILLEGAL PAYMENTS 4/9 House COW approved with amend #4797.
PUBLIC MONIES; RECOVERY; ILLEGAL PAYMENTS 3/20 from House rules okay.
PUBLIC MONIES; RECOVERY; ILLEGAL PAYMENTS 3/15 from House gov with amend #4797.
PUBLIC MONIES; RECOVERY; ILLEGAL PAYMENTS 2/27 referred to House gov.
PUBLIC MONIES; RECOVERY; ILLEGAL PAYMENTS 2/21 Senate COW approved with amend #4127. Passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
PUBLIC MONIES; RECOVERY; ILLEGAL PAYMENTS 2/19 from Senate jud do pass. From Senate rules okay.
PUBLIC MONIES; RECOVERY; ILLEGAL PAYMENTS 2/15 Senate jud do pass; report awaited.
PUBLIC MONIES; RECOVERY; ILLEGAL PAYMENTS 2/8 from Senate gov with amend #4127.
PUBLIC MONIES; RECOVERY; ILLEGAL PAYMENTS 1/23 referred to Senate jud, gov.
S1292: EORP; COST-OF-LIVING ADJUSTMENT

For the Elected Officials' Retirement Plan, each retired member or survivor of a retired member is eligible to receive a compounding cost-of-living adjustment in the base benefit based on the average annual percentage change in the metropolitan Phoenix-Mesa consumer price index, with the immediately preceding year as the base year for making the determination, up to a maximum of two percent of the retired member's or survivor's base benefit annually. Repeals statutes governing EORP benefit increases. Conditionally enacted on the state Constitution being amended by the voters at the 2018 general election as prescribed in SCR1010. AS PASSED SENATE.

First sponsor: Sen. D. Farnsworth


 
S1292 Daily History  Date Action
EORP; COST-OF-LIVING ADJUSTMENT 3/21 withdrawn from House bank-ins and additionally referred to House appro.
EORP; COST-OF-LIVING ADJUSTMENT 2/19 referred to House bank-ins.
EORP; COST-OF-LIVING ADJUSTMENT 2/15 passed Senate 29-0; ready for House.
EORP; COST-OF-LIVING ADJUSTMENT 2/14 Senate COW approved with amend #4107.
EORP; COST-OF-LIVING ADJUSTMENT 2/13 from Senate rules okay.
EORP; COST-OF-LIVING ADJUSTMENT 2/7 from Senate fin with amend #4107.
EORP; COST-OF-LIVING ADJUSTMENT 1/23 referred to Senate fin.
S1370: PUBLIC FACILITIES; ENVIRONMENTAL POLICIES

By July 1, 2023, all state agencies, universities, school districts, and community college districts must purchase at least 10 percent of their energy from "green sources" (defined). And all existing state buildings that are more than 50,000 square feet must conform to the leadership in energy and environmental design (LEED) existing building standards. All new or leased state buildings must conform to the LEED rating system. The Department of Administration, Department of Transportation, and Arizona Board of Regents must reduce energy use in public buildings they administer by 20 percent per square foot by July 1, 2025, using FY2001-2002 as the baseline year. Establishes the Energy & Water Efficiency Fund for public facilities to be administered by the Arizona Commerce Authority. The Fund will provide loans to finance energy and water efficiency measures for public facilities and terminates on July 1, 2028. By December 31, 2019, school districts and charter schools are required to adopt green cleaning policies and purchase and use environmentally sensitive cleaning products. Also establishes an 11-member Green Public Schools Task Force to recommend a model green cleaning policy for public schools. The Task Force must submit a report to the Governor and the Legislature by November 1, 2019 and self-repeals January 1, 2020.

First sponsor: Sen. Mendez
Others: Rep. Andrade, Rep. Blanc, Sen. Bradley, Rep. Chavez, Sen. Dalessandro, Rep. Navarrete, Sen. Quezada, Rep. Salman


 
S1370 Daily History  Date Action
PUBLIC FACILITIES; ENVIRONMENTAL POLICIES 1/24 referred to Senate nat res-energy.
S1407: APPROPRIATION; PSPRS; PENSION LIABILITY; PRESCOTT

Appropriates $7.8 million from the general fund in FY2018-19 to the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System for deposit in the employer account of the Prescott fire department group to offset the increased pension liability caused by the deaths of the granite mountain hotshots.

First sponsor: Sen. Fann


 
S1407 Daily History  Date Action
APPROPRIATION; PSPRS; PENSION LIABILITY; PRESCOTT 2/20 Senate appro no action.
APPROPRIATION; PSPRS; PENSION LIABILITY; PRESCOTT 1/29 referred to Senate fin, appro.
S1478: EORP; EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS (RETIREMENT SYSTEMS; MEMBER INFORMATION; CONFIDENTIALITY)

Beginning July 1, 2018, instead of July 1, 2044, each Elected Officials' Retirement Plan employer is required to make contributions on a level percent of compensation basis for all employees in an amount sufficient under the actuarial valuation to meet both the normal cost plus the actuarially determined amount required to amortize the unfunded accrued liability over a closed period of at least 20 and not more than 30 years. The previous employer contribution rate of 23.5 percent of compensation is deleted. Emergency clause. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Fann


 
S1478 Daily History  Date Action
EORP; EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS 5/16 signed by governor; Chap. no. awaited.
EORP; EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS 5/3 passed House 57-3; ready for Senate action on House amendments. Senate concurred in House amendments and passed on final reading 26-2; ready for governor.
EORP; EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS 5/3 House COW approved with amend #4958. NOTE SHORT TITLE CHANGE.
RETIREMENT SYSTEMS; MEMBER INFORMATION; CONFIDENTIALITY 5/2 from House rules okay.
RETIREMENT SYSTEMS; MEMBER INFORMATION; CONFIDENTIALITY 3/29 from House appro with amend #4958.
RETIREMENT SYSTEMS; MEMBER INFORMATION; CONFIDENTIALITY 3/28 House appro amended; report awaited.
RETIREMENT SYSTEMS; MEMBER INFORMATION; CONFIDENTIALITY 3/22 withdrawn from House bank-ins and additionally referred to House appro.
RETIREMENT SYSTEMS; MEMBER INFORMATION; CONFIDENTIALITY 2/26 House bank-ins held.
RETIREMENT SYSTEMS; MEMBER INFORMATION; CONFIDENTIALITY 2/19 referred to House bank-ins.
RETIREMENT SYSTEMS; MEMBER INFORMATION; CONFIDENTIALITY 2/15 passed Senate 29-0; ready for House.
RETIREMENT SYSTEMS; MEMBER INFORMATION; CONFIDENTIALITY 2/13 from Senate rules okay.
RETIREMENT SYSTEMS; MEMBER INFORMATION; CONFIDENTIALITY 2/12 to Senate consent calendar.
RETIREMENT SYSTEMS; MEMBER INFORMATION; CONFIDENTIALITY 2/7 from Senate fin do pass.
RETIREMENT SYSTEMS; MEMBER INFORMATION; CONFIDENTIALITY 1/31 referred to Senate fin.
SCR1010: PUBLIC RETIREMENT SYSTEMS

The 2018 general election ballot is to carry the question of whether to amend the state Constitution to provide that the Constitutional provision prohibiting public retirement system benefits from being diminished or impaired does not prohibit certain adjustments to the Corrections Officer Retirement Plan as provided in S1442 as enacted by the 53rd Legislature, 1st Regular Session, and does not prohibit certain adjustments to the Elected Officials' Retirement Plan as provided in S1292 as enacted by the 53rd Legislature, 2nd Regular Session. The Legislature requests the Secretary of State return SCR1023, 53rd Legislature, 1st Regular Session, to the Legislature and submit this resolution in lieu of SCR1023. AS PASSED SENATE.

First sponsor: Sen. D. Farnsworth


 
SCR1010 Daily History  Date Action
PUBLIC RETIREMENT SYSTEMS 3/29 from House appro with amend #4947.
PUBLIC RETIREMENT SYSTEMS 3/28 House appro amended; report awaited.
PUBLIC RETIREMENT SYSTEMS 3/26 withdrawn from House bank-ins and referred to House appro.
PUBLIC RETIREMENT SYSTEMS 2/19 referred to House bank-ins.
PUBLIC RETIREMENT SYSTEMS 2/15 passed Senate 29-0; ready for House.
PUBLIC RETIREMENT SYSTEMS 2/14 Senate COW approved with amend #4108.
PUBLIC RETIREMENT SYSTEMS 2/13 from Senate rules okay.
PUBLIC RETIREMENT SYSTEMS 2/7 from Senate fin with amend #4108.
PUBLIC RETIREMENT SYSTEMS 1/23 referred to Senate fin.