Arizona Association of Community Managers (AACM)
Legislative Tracking List
52nd Legislature - 2nd Regular Session, 2016 Wednesday, Jan 23 2019 2:51 PM

BILL NUMBER/
SHORT TITLE
SUMMARY SPONSORS LAST ACTION
Priority
H2106 (Chapter 230):
HOAS; ENFORCEMENT GRACE PERIOD  
A homeowners' association or condominium association member has 21 calendar days, increased from 10 business days, after the date of a written notice of violation to provide a written response to the HOA. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. Lovas ( - Dist ) 5/12
signed by governor. Chap. 230, Laws 2016.
H2172 (Chapter 83):
PLANNED COMMUNITIES; ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNS; APPROVAL  
Planned communities are prohibited from unreasonably withholding approval of a construction project's architectural designs, plans and amendments. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. Petersen ( - Dist )
Others: Rep. Thorpe (R - Dist 6)
3/30
signed by governor. Chap. 83, Laws 2016.
H2382 (Chapter 254):
PROPERTY; DECLARATION AMENDMENT; PROCEDURE  
Except during the period of declarant control, or if during the period of declarant control with the written consent of the declarant in each instance, the declaration may be amended by a homeowner's association or a property owner by an affirmative vote or written consent of the number of eligible voters as prescribed in the declaration. An amendment to a declaration may apply to fewer than all of the lots or less than all of the property that is bound by the declaration, and the amendment is deemed to conform to the general design and plan of the community if specified conditions are met. An amendment to the declaration is effective immediately on recordation of the instrument in the county in which the property is located. Does not apply to a condominium or a timeshare plan or association. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. E. Farnsworth ( - Dist ) 5/17
signed by governor. Chap. 254, Laws 2016.
H2613 (Chapter 371):
REGULATORY BOARDS; LICENSING; REVISIONS  
Eliminates state licensing for assayers and citrus fruit packers. Requires the Board of Technical Registration to grant assayer emeritus status to an assayer who is registered by the Board on the effective date of this legislation if the assayer has not received any complaints during active registration and the assayer analyzes metals, ores, minerals or alloys to ascertain the quantity of any substance in those items. Effective January 1, 2017, eliminates state licensing for professional driver training school instructors. The Department of Transportation is required to adopt rules to establish requirements and minimum standards for commercial motor vehicle instructors by December 31, 2016. Permits a "trained geologist" (defined) to engage in a geological practice without being registered by the Board, except under specified conditions, and allows the State Geologist to be a trained geologist. A responsible cremationist is required to be licensed by the Board. Any other cremationist is permitted, instead of required, to be licensed, and, if not licensed, is authorized to engage only in cremation activity that is allowed without a license. Retroactive to July 1, 2016, the list of exemptions from licensure as a private vocational program is expanded to include a yoga teacher training course or program or a yoga instructional course or program. The Department of Administration is required to conduct a study relating to the transfer of all nonhealth regulatory boards in Title 32 (Professions and Occupations) to a new licensing and regulatory division in the Dept, and to report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the Legislature by September 1, 2016. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. Petersen ( - Dist )
Others: Rep. J. Allen (R - Dist 15), Sen. Begay (R - Dist 7), Sen. D. Farnsworth (R - Dist 16), Rep. Lawrence (R - Dist 23), Rep. Livingston (R - Dist 22), Rep. Norgaard (R - Dist 18), Rep. Rivero (R - Dist 21), Rep. Shope (R - Dist 8), Rep. Weninger (R - Dist 17), Sen. Worsley (R - Dist 25), Sen. Yee (R - Dist 20)
5/19
signed by governor. Chap. 371, Laws 2016.
S1496 (Chapter 343):
HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATIONS; DIRECTOR REMOVAL  
On removal of a majority of the members of a condo or HOA board of directors, the HOA is required to hold an election for the replacement of the removed directors at a separate meeting of the members, which must be held no later than 30 days after the day of the meeting at which the directors were removed. A director who is removed is ineligible to serve on the board again until after the expiration of the director's term, unless the HOA documents specifically provide for a longer period of time. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Sen. D. Farnsworth ( - Dist )
Others: Sen. Begay (R - Dist 7), Sen. Bradley (D - Dist 10), Sen. Kavanagh (R - Dist 23)
5/18
signed by governor. Chap. 343, Laws 2016.
S1498 (Chapter 172):
HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION; FEES; HEARINGS; ELECTIONS  
Condo and homeowners' associations (HOAs) are only authorized to impose charges for late payment of assessment after the HOA has provided notice that the assessment is overdue or is considered overdue after a certain date. The HOA is required to give the unit owner or homeowner written notice of the person's option to petition for an administrative hearing on an enforcement action in the Department of Fire, Building and Life Safety. If an HOA provides for absentee ballots or ballots provided by some other form of delivery, the completed ballot and envelope and any related materials must contain the name, address and signature of the person voting, unless the HOA documents permit secret ballots, in which case only the envelope must contain that information. The ballots, envelopes and related materials must be retained and made available for unit owner or member inspection for at least one year after completion of the election. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Sen. D. Farnsworth ( - Dist )
Others: Sen. Begay (R - Dist 7), Sen. Bradley (D - Dist 10)
5/11
signed by governor. Chap. 172, Laws 2016.

BILL NUMBER/
SHORT TITLE
SUMMARY SPONSORS LAST ACTION
DEAD Priority
H2184:
TOBACCO PRODUCTS; LUXURY TAX REFUNDS  
The Department of Revenue is required to refund luxury privilege taxes when a distributor returns a luxury to the manufacturer or importer for any reason and proof of that return is made to the Dept. Previously, the Dept was required to refund the taxes if proof of the return was made to the Dept within six months after a distributor returned a luxury to the manufacture or importer. First sponsor: Rep. Mitchell ( - Dist ) 3/9
Senate fin held.
H2232:
JOB TRAINING FUND; LOTTERY REVENUES  
Eliminates the delayed repeal of the Arizona Job Training Program, which was set to occur on January 1, 2017. Of monies remaining in the State Lottery Fund after other statutory distributions, $3.5 million must be deposited in the Arizona Job Training Fund, instead of the Arizona Competes Fund. Appropriates $3.5 million from the general fund in FY2016-17 and each FY after to the Arizona Competes Fund. First sponsor: Rep. Bolding ( - Dist )
Others: Rep. Andrade (D - Dist 29), Rep. Cardenas (D - Dist 19), Rep. Espinoza (D - Dist 19), Rep. Fernandez (D - Dist 4), Rep. Gabaldon (D - Dist 2), Rep. Hale (D - Dist 7), Rep. Mendez (D - Dist 26), Rep. Otondo (D - Dist 4)
2/17
House com held.
H2513:
CONDOMINIUMS; EXTERIOR CHANGES; APPROVAL  
A condominium unit owner cannot change the appearance of the exterior of a unit without the approval of a majority vote of the members of the condominium association, instead of being prohibited from changing the exterior appearance of a unit. First sponsor: Rep. Rivero ( - Dist )
Others: Rep. Gray (R - Dist 21), Sen. Lesko (R - Dist 21)
2/17
House com held.
H2612:
RENTAL PROPERTIES; PROHIBITED PENALTIES  
Landlords are prohibited from retaliating by increasing rent or decreasing services or by imposing a fee, assessment or other penalty on a tenant after the tenant or other person in the household has summoned law enforcement or other emergency services to the premises. Condo associations and HOAs are prohibited from imposing on a unit owner or member a fee, assessment or other penalty for accessing law enforcement or other emergency services. AS PASSED HOUSE. First sponsor: Rep. Plumlee ( - Dist )
Others: Rep. Bolding (D - Dist 27), Rep. Cardenas (D - Dist 19), Rep. Clark (D - Dist 24), Rep. Espinoza (D - Dist 19), Rep. Fernandez (D - Dist 4), Rep. Friese (D - Dist 9), Rep. Kopec (D - Dist 9), Rep. Larkin (D - Dist 30), Rep. McCune Davis (D - Dist 30)
5/7
referred to Senate rules.
H2656:
HOAS; CUMULATIVE VOTING; PROHIBITION  
Condominium associations and HOAs are prohibited from using cumulative voting. First sponsor: Rep. Clark ( - Dist )
Others: Rep. Finchem (R - Dist 11)
3/1
House COW approved with floor amend #4691 and #4692.
S1088:
SECURED RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITIES; PROCESS SERVERS  
Homeowners associations and condominium associations or their agents and owners or managing agents of a gated or secured apartment community are required to allow a process server to access the gated or secured areas of the community in order to serve process. A security guard or other employee or agent of the community or association is prohibited from notifying the person who lives in the community that a process server is attempting to serve that person with service of process. The Attorney General or the county attorney is authorized to enforce these requirements and to assess a civil penalty of up to $250 per violation. First sponsor: Sen. Kavanagh ( - Dist ) 2/16
FAILED to pass Senate 9-18.
S1497:
HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION; BOARD CONFLICTS  
Expands the list of reasons a condo or HOA board member is required to declare a conflict of interest to include any contract, decision or other action for compensation taken by the board that would benefit any employer or employee of that member. For all circumstances where a condo or HOA board member declares a conflict of interest, the board member is prohibited from playing a part directly or indirectly in the board's deliberations or vote on that issue, instead of being permitted to vote after the declaration. First sponsor: Sen. D. Farnsworth ( - Dist )
Others: Sen. Begay (R - Dist 7), Sen. Bradley (D - Dist 10), Sen. Dial (R - Dist 18), Sen. Donahue (R - Dist 5), Sen. Kavanagh (R - Dist 23), Rep. Lawrence (R - Dist 23), Rep. Montenegro (R - Dist 13)
2/29
retained on Senate COW calendar.
S1499:
HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATIONS; MANAGER; LICENSURE; HEARINGS  
Any person engaged in the business of management of a condo association or HOA is required to obtain a license as a community manager. The Real Estate Department is required to establish by rule a licensure procedure for community managers that must include specified instruction and a licensure test. The Dept is authorized to charge a fee for licensure and for test administration. Establishes a process for petitioning the Depr for a hearing concerning violations of statutes or community documents, and removes a similar process from the responsibilities of the Department of Fire, Building and Life Safety. First sponsor: Sen. D. Farnsworth ( - Dist )
Others: Sen. Donahue (R - Dist 5), Rep. Lawrence (R - Dist 23)
2/2
referred to Senate gov, appro.

BILL NUMBER/
SHORT TITLE
SUMMARY SPONSORS LAST ACTION
HOA Specific
H2017:
ELECTIONS; POLITICAL SIGNS; POLLING PLACES  
It is a class 2 (mid-level) misdemeanor for a person to remove, alter, deface, cover or obscure any political sign, defined by the bill as a sign intended to influence the outcome of an election. The period of time during which political signs of candidates for public office cannot be removed, altered or defaced is changed to beginning 86 days before the primary election, from 45 days before. Does not apply to a sign or printed campaign materials that do not bear the required "paid for by" disclosure statement. Counties with one million or more active registered voters are required to determine the number of polling places for the presidential preference election by using at least one polling place for every 1,700 active registered voters who are not on the permanent early voting list and who are eligible to participate in the presidential preference election as of January 1 of the year of the election. Except in the case of an emergency, any facility that is used as a polling place or voting center is required to allow persons to electioneer and engage in other political activity, including the posting of political signs. A county recorder or other officer in charge of elections is authorized to designate a polling place for a presidential preference election as an emergency polling place and thus prohibit persons from electioneering and engaging in other political activity outside of the 75-fott limit but inside the property of the facility that is hosting the polling place, if an act of God renders a previously set polling place as unusable, or the county recorder or other officer in charge of elections has exhausted all options and there are no suitable facilities in a precinct that are willing to be a polling place unless the facility can be given an emergency designation. AS PASSED SENATE. First sponsor: Rep. Stevens ( - Dist ) 5/7
Senate adopted conference report #5318. Awaits House adoption and final vote in both houses.
H2106 (Chapter 230):
HOAS; ENFORCEMENT GRACE PERIOD  
A homeowners' association or condominium association member has 21 calendar days, increased from 10 business days, after the date of a written notice of violation to provide a written response to the HOA. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. Lovas ( - Dist ) 5/12
signed by governor. Chap. 230, Laws 2016.
H2172 (Chapter 83):
PLANNED COMMUNITIES; ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNS; APPROVAL  
Planned communities are prohibited from unreasonably withholding approval of a construction project's architectural designs, plans and amendments. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. Petersen ( - Dist )
Others: Rep. Thorpe (R - Dist 6)
3/30
signed by governor. Chap. 83, Laws 2016.
H2184:
TOBACCO PRODUCTS; LUXURY TAX REFUNDS  
The Department of Revenue is required to refund luxury privilege taxes when a distributor returns a luxury to the manufacturer or importer for any reason and proof of that return is made to the Dept. Previously, the Dept was required to refund the taxes if proof of the return was made to the Dept within six months after a distributor returned a luxury to the manufacture or importer. First sponsor: Rep. Mitchell ( - Dist ) 3/9
Senate fin held.
H2382 (Chapter 254):
PROPERTY; DECLARATION AMENDMENT; PROCEDURE  
Except during the period of declarant control, or if during the period of declarant control with the written consent of the declarant in each instance, the declaration may be amended by a homeowner's association or a property owner by an affirmative vote or written consent of the number of eligible voters as prescribed in the declaration. An amendment to a declaration may apply to fewer than all of the lots or less than all of the property that is bound by the declaration, and the amendment is deemed to conform to the general design and plan of the community if specified conditions are met. An amendment to the declaration is effective immediately on recordation of the instrument in the county in which the property is located. Does not apply to a condominium or a timeshare plan or association. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. E. Farnsworth ( - Dist ) 5/17
signed by governor. Chap. 254, Laws 2016.
H2490:
CONTESTED DWELLING ACTIONS; RECOVERABLE COSTS  
In any contested dwelling action, the court is authorized to award the successful party reasonable attorney fees, expert witness fees and taxable costs. First sponsor: Rep. Bowers ( - Dist ) 1/25
referred to House com, jud.
H2513:
CONDOMINIUMS; EXTERIOR CHANGES; APPROVAL  
A condominium unit owner cannot change the appearance of the exterior of a unit without the approval of a majority vote of the members of the condominium association, instead of being prohibited from changing the exterior appearance of a unit. First sponsor: Rep. Rivero ( - Dist )
Others: Rep. Gray (R - Dist 21), Sen. Lesko (R - Dist 21)
2/17
House com held.
H2555 (Chapter 202):
JUDGMENT LIENS; RECORDED INFO STATEMENT  
A judgment does not become a lien unless a certified copy of the judgment is filed and recorded in the office of the county recorder. For any judgment that requires the payment of money, the judgment does not become a lien until a separate information statement containing specified information is attached to the judgment being recorded. A civil judgment in favor of the state is exempt from these requirements. Applies retroactively to all judgments in favor of the state without regard to when the judgment was recorded. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. Weninger ( - Dist ) 5/11
signed by governor. Chap. 202, Laws 2016.
H2592 (Chapter 204):
NONPROFIT CORPORATIONS; ELECTRONIC VOTING  
After providing notice to members that a vote will be conducted by electronic means, a nonprofit corporation is permitted to deliver a written ballot through an online voting system that meets a list of required specifications. The notice is required to include a reasonable procedure by which a member may obtain and cast a ballot through some other form of delivery. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. Ackerley ( - Dist )
Others: Rep. Thorpe (R - Dist 6)
5/11
signed by governor. Chap. 204, Laws 2016.
H2612:
RENTAL PROPERTIES; PROHIBITED PENALTIES  
Landlords are prohibited from retaliating by increasing rent or decreasing services or by imposing a fee, assessment or other penalty on a tenant after the tenant or other person in the household has summoned law enforcement or other emergency services to the premises. Condo associations and HOAs are prohibited from imposing on a unit owner or member a fee, assessment or other penalty for accessing law enforcement or other emergency services. AS PASSED HOUSE. First sponsor: Rep. Plumlee ( - Dist )
Others: Rep. Bolding (D - Dist 27), Rep. Cardenas (D - Dist 19), Rep. Clark (D - Dist 24), Rep. Espinoza (D - Dist 19), Rep. Fernandez (D - Dist 4), Rep. Friese (D - Dist 9), Rep. Kopec (D - Dist 9), Rep. Larkin (D - Dist 30), Rep. McCune Davis (D - Dist 30)
5/7
referred to Senate rules.
H2656:
HOAS; CUMULATIVE VOTING; PROHIBITION  
Condominium associations and HOAs are prohibited from using cumulative voting. First sponsor: Rep. Clark ( - Dist )
Others: Rep. Finchem (R - Dist 11)
3/1
House COW approved with floor amend #4691 and #4692.
S1004:
GARDEN PRODUCE; REGULATORY EXEMPTION  
The list of food that must be exempt from specified food-related Arizona Department of Health rules is expanded to include: a whole fruit or vegetable grown in a home garden, public school garden, food establishment garden or community garden; a whole fruit or vegetable offered for commercial or noncommercial purposes at a farmers' market; and commercially prepackaged food that is offered at a public or private school facility. Any rule adopted by a county department relating to food must provide the same exemptions. AS PASSED SENATE. First sponsor: Sen. D. Farnsworth ( - Dist )
Others: Sen. Begay (R - Dist 7), Rep. Boyer (R - Dist 20), Sen. Bradley (D - Dist 10), Rep. Cobb (R - Dist 5), Sen. Farley (D - Dist 9), Sen. Kavanagh (R - Dist 23), Rep. Lawrence (R - Dist 23), Sen. Miranda (D - Dist 27), Rep. Norgaard (R - Dist 18), Rep. Otondo (D - Dist 4), Rep. Petersen (R - Dist 12), Sen. Sherwood (D - Dist 26), Sen. Shooter (R - Dist 13), Rep. Thorpe (R - Dist 6), Rep. Townsend (R - Dist 16)
3/2
referred to House agri-water-land.
S1050:
FOOD PRODUCERS; PROHIBITED ORDINANCES  
Producers of food products in residential and community gardens cannot be denied or restricted the right to sell and dispose of their products except as already provided in statute for owners, proprietors and tenants of agricultural lands, orchards, farms and gardens. Municipalities are prohibited from denying or restricting a producer of food products on agricultural lands and farms and in gardens, including residential and community gardens, from the right to produce food products, except as provided by state statute. First sponsor: Sen. D. Farnsworth ( - Dist )
Others: Sen. S. Allen (R - Dist 6), Sen. Barto (R - Dist 15), Sen. Begay (R - Dist 7), Sen. Biggs (R - Dist 12), Rep. Bolding (D - Dist 27), Rep. Borrelli (R - Dist 5), Sen. Burges (R - Dist 22), Rep. Cardenas (D - Dist 19), Rep. Lawrence (R - Dist 23), Sen. Lesko (R - Dist 21), Sen. Shooter (R - Dist 13), Rep. Townsend (R - Dist 16)
1/11
referred to Senate gov.
S1088:
SECURED RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITIES; PROCESS SERVERS  
Homeowners associations and condominium associations or their agents and owners or managing agents of a gated or secured apartment community are required to allow a process server to access the gated or secured areas of the community in order to serve process. A security guard or other employee or agent of the community or association is prohibited from notifying the person who lives in the community that a process server is attempting to serve that person with service of process. The Attorney General or the county attorney is authorized to enforce these requirements and to assess a civil penalty of up to $250 per violation. First sponsor: Sen. Kavanagh ( - Dist ) 2/16
FAILED to pass Senate 9-18.
S1140:
FOWL REGULATIONS; PROHIBITION  
Municipalities are prohibited from adopting a zoning ordinance that prohibits a resident of a single-family detached residence from keeping fowl in the backyard of the property. Municipalities may restrict the number of fowl and may prohibit or restrict a male fowl unless the male fowl is incapable of making noise. This legislation preempts all local laws, ordinances and charter provisions to the contrary. First sponsor: Sen. D. Farnsworth ( - Dist )
Others: Sen. S. Allen (R - Dist 6), Sen. Begay (R - Dist 7), Rep. Bowers (R - Dist 25), Sen. Burges (R - Dist 22), Rep. Campbell (R - Dist 1), Rep. Cobb (R - Dist 5), Sen. Hobbs (D - Dist 24), Sen. Lesko (R - Dist 21), Sen. McGuire (D - Dist 8), Sen. Shooter (R - Dist 13), Rep. Townsend (R - Dist 16), Sen. Worsley (R - Dist 25)
1/19
referred to Senate gov.
S1161:
PUBLIC ASSISTANCE LIMITS; COUNTY ELDERLY ASSISTANCE  
Appropriates $2 million from the Public Access Fund in FY2016-17 to the Corporation Commission to replace its Arizona public access system. AS PASSED SENATE. First sponsor: Sen. Kavanagh ( - Dist )
Others: Sen. S. Allen (R - Dist 6), Sen. Barto (R - Dist 15), Rep. Borrelli (R - Dist 5), Rep. Boyer (R - Dist 20), Sen. Burges (R - Dist 22), Rep. Fann (R - Dist 1), Rep. Gabaldon (D - Dist 2), Rep. Gray (R - Dist 21), Rep. Mesnard (R - Dist 17), Rep. Meyer (D - Dist 28), Sen. Pancrazi (D - Dist 4), Rep. Pratt (R - Dist 8), Rep. Shope (R - Dist 8), Rep. Thorpe (R - Dist 6), Rep. Weninger (R - Dist 17), Sen. Worsley (R - Dist 25)
5/5
House sat as in COW to further amend the bill and adopted floor amend #5284.
S1346:
HOME-BASED BUSINESSES; DETACHED BUILDINGS; STORAGE  
The list of actions that a county ordinance cannot restrict or otherwise regulate the owner of a "home-based business" that holds a valid "license" (both defined) from taking is expanded to include maintaining operating hours from 8AM to 6PM, constructing and using a detached building or providing up to 5,000 square feet of outside storage on the private lot or parcel of land that is at least 1/2 acre if other specified conditions apply, and operating a wedding venue or wedding chapel within a residential zoning district if a list of specified conditions applies. If a county requires a special use permit for the operation of a home-based business, for special use permits issued from and after the effective date of this legislation, the county is required to approve the special use permit in a residential zoning district if the home-based business is located on a private lot or parcel that is at least 3 acres and meets other specified requirements, and is required to allow the assembly of a large group of people under the permit, issue the permit for a period of at least 20 years, renew the permit automatically on request, and process and finalize all special permits within 90 days after application. First sponsor: Sen. D. Farnsworth ( - Dist )
Others: Rep. J. Allen (R - Dist 15), Rep. Coleman (R - Dist 16), Sen. Donahue (R - Dist 5), Rep. Gowan (R - Dist 14), Sen. Shooter (R - Dist 13), Rep. Townsend (R - Dist 16)
1/27
referred to Senate gov.
S1424:
HOME-BASED BUSINESSES; LICENSING MORATORIUM; UNEMPLOYMENT  
If the statewide seasonally adjusted unemployment rate reaches at least 10 percent, an agency, department, board or commission of the state or a political subdivision is prohibited from requiring a "home-based business" to have a valid "license" (both defined). Once the statewide unemployment rate reaches less than 6 percent, an agency may resume requiring a home-based business to have a valid license as prescribed by law. First sponsor: Sen. D. Farnsworth ( - Dist )
Others: Rep. J. Allen (R - Dist 15), Sen. Barto (R - Dist 15), Rep. Kern (R - Dist 20), Rep. Shope (R - Dist 8), Rep. Townsend (R - Dist 16)
2/23
from Senate rules okay.
S1496 (Chapter 343):
HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATIONS; DIRECTOR REMOVAL  
On removal of a majority of the members of a condo or HOA board of directors, the HOA is required to hold an election for the replacement of the removed directors at a separate meeting of the members, which must be held no later than 30 days after the day of the meeting at which the directors were removed. A director who is removed is ineligible to serve on the board again until after the expiration of the director's term, unless the HOA documents specifically provide for a longer period of time. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Sen. D. Farnsworth ( - Dist )
Others: Sen. Begay (R - Dist 7), Sen. Bradley (D - Dist 10), Sen. Kavanagh (R - Dist 23)
5/18
signed by governor. Chap. 343, Laws 2016.
S1497:
HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION; BOARD CONFLICTS  
Expands the list of reasons a condo or HOA board member is required to declare a conflict of interest to include any contract, decision or other action for compensation taken by the board that would benefit any employer or employee of that member. For all circumstances where a condo or HOA board member declares a conflict of interest, the board member is prohibited from playing a part directly or indirectly in the board's deliberations or vote on that issue, instead of being permitted to vote after the declaration. First sponsor: Sen. D. Farnsworth ( - Dist )
Others: Sen. Begay (R - Dist 7), Sen. Bradley (D - Dist 10), Sen. Dial (R - Dist 18), Sen. Donahue (R - Dist 5), Sen. Kavanagh (R - Dist 23), Rep. Lawrence (R - Dist 23), Rep. Montenegro (R - Dist 13)
2/29
retained on Senate COW calendar.
S1498 (Chapter 172):
HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION; FEES; HEARINGS; ELECTIONS  
Condo and homeowners' associations (HOAs) are only authorized to impose charges for late payment of assessment after the HOA has provided notice that the assessment is overdue or is considered overdue after a certain date. The HOA is required to give the unit owner or homeowner written notice of the person's option to petition for an administrative hearing on an enforcement action in the Department of Fire, Building and Life Safety. If an HOA provides for absentee ballots or ballots provided by some other form of delivery, the completed ballot and envelope and any related materials must contain the name, address and signature of the person voting, unless the HOA documents permit secret ballots, in which case only the envelope must contain that information. The ballots, envelopes and related materials must be retained and made available for unit owner or member inspection for at least one year after completion of the election. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Sen. D. Farnsworth ( - Dist )
Others: Sen. Begay (R - Dist 7), Sen. Bradley (D - Dist 10)
5/11
signed by governor. Chap. 172, Laws 2016.
S1499:
HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATIONS; MANAGER; LICENSURE; HEARINGS  
Any person engaged in the business of management of a condo association or HOA is required to obtain a license as a community manager. The Real Estate Department is required to establish by rule a licensure procedure for community managers that must include specified instruction and a licensure test. The Dept is authorized to charge a fee for licensure and for test administration. Establishes a process for petitioning the Depr for a hearing concerning violations of statutes or community documents, and removes a similar process from the responsibilities of the Department of Fire, Building and Life Safety. First sponsor: Sen. D. Farnsworth ( - Dist )
Others: Sen. Donahue (R - Dist 5), Rep. Lawrence (R - Dist 23)
2/2
referred to Senate gov, appro.

BILL NUMBER/
SHORT TITLE
SUMMARY SPONSORS LAST ACTION
Property
H2005:
TAX ABATEMENT; NO PARCEL NUMBER  
The list of circumstances for abating a tax a removing a lien is expanded to include failure by the county assessor to assign a valid property tax parcel identification number. First sponsor: Rep. Finchem ( - Dist )
Others: Rep. Lawrence (R - Dist 23), Rep. Livingston (R - Dist 22), Rep. Mitchell (R - Dist 13), Rep. Norgaard (R - Dist 18), Rep. Thorpe (R - Dist 6), Rep. Townsend (R - Dist 16)
1/25
House ways-means held.
H2032 (Chapter 175):
SPEED LIMITS; LOCAL AUTHORITY  
A local authority is permitted to increase or decrease the reasonable and safe maximum speed limit on streets that are adjacent to or otherwise surrounding school grounds or public parks, instead of only streets adjacent to school grounds. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. Borrelli ( - Dist )
Others: Rep. Cobb (R - Dist 5), Rep. Espinoza (D - Dist 19), Rep. Finchem (R - Dist 11)
5/11
signed by governor. Chap. 175, Laws 2016.
H2037:
COUNTY LIENS; ABATEMENTS  
At the option of the county board of supervisors, the sale of a real property tax lien or the foreclosure of the right to redeem does not extinguish a county lien for nuisance abatement, dangerous building abatement, trash or weed removal or abatement, or removal or abatement of dilapidated buildings. First sponsor: Rep. Borrelli ( - Dist )
Others: Rep. Cobb (R - Dist 5), Rep. Norgaard (R - Dist 18)
5/5
referred to House rules only.
H2051:
CATASTROPHIC PUBLIC NUISANCE; DETERMINATION; ABATEMENT  
The mayor of a municipality may determine that a "catastrophic public nuisance" (defined) exists on state or federal land located within the municipal borders, and the chairman of the county board of supervisors or the county sheriff may determine that a catastrophic public nuisance exists on state or federal land located within the county borders. Factors that may be considered in evaluating whether a catastrophic public nuisance exists are listed. On determining that a catastrophic public nuisance exists, the official must notify the federal or state agency that manages the land, and the notice must include specified information, including a demand that the agency either abate or make a plan to abate the catastrophic public nuisance by a specified date at least 30 days after the date the notice is received. If the agency does not respond by that date or otherwise does not take action, and if the nuisance constitutes a threat to public health, safety and welfare, the official must pursue all remedies allowed by law. First sponsor: Rep. Ugenti-Rita ( - Dist )
Others: Rep. Borrelli (R - Dist 5), Rep. Finchem (R - Dist 11), Rep. Lawrence (R - Dist 23), Rep. Mitchell (R - Dist 13), Rep. Thorpe (R - Dist 6), Rep. Townsend (R - Dist 16)
2/15
House county-muni held.
H2055:
CLASS SIX PROPERTY; ELDERLY HOMEOWNERS  
The list of property classified as class six for property tax purposes is expanded to include real and personal property and improvements to the property that are used as the owner's primary residence, that are owned by an individual who qualifies for property valuation protection under the state Constitution (for which a person must be age 65 or older), and that are valued at full cash value. Other requirements to qualify for this classification are specified. Does not apply to real property and improvements with a full cash value of $600,000 or more unless the property qualified for valuation protection under the state Constitution as of December 31, 2016. AS PASSED HOUSE. First sponsor: Rep. Cardenas ( - Dist ) 3/1
referred to Senate fin.
H2068:
TAX LIEN FORECLOSURES; SUBDIVISIONS; EXEMPTION  
Lots, parcels or fractional interests that are the result of a foreclosure of the right to redeem are added to the list of lands that are exempt from statutes regulating the sale of subdivided lands. Does not apply to a tax lien investor who plans to offer the subdivided lands for sale to a person who is not required to complete a public report. First sponsor: Rep. Shope ( - Dist ) 2/2
referred to House com.
H2081:
PERSONAL PROPERTY TRANSFER; LIMITATIONS PROHIBITED  
The state, counties and municipalities are prohibited from requiring as a condition of a private sale, gift, donation or other transfer of personal property that the property owner search or facilitate the search of any federal or state databases or that a third party be involved. AS PASSED HOUSE. First sponsor: Rep. Stevens ( - Dist ) 3/22
Senate COW approved.
H2185:
PROPERTY TAX; HOTELS & MOTELS  
Real and personal property and improvements that are used primarily for operating a hotel, motel, campground or similar lodging facility for transient occupancy of guests who rent lodging space on a temporary basis for fewer than 30 consecutive days is classified as class 6 property for property tax purposes. First sponsor: Rep. Mitchell ( - Dist ) 1/19
referred to House ways-means.
H2187:
MUNICIPAL CODES; PUBLICATION; ONLINE  
For the purpose of regulations of municipal "code" (defined as a published compilation of rules or regulations), the definition of "published" is expanded to include electronic reproduction online. First sponsor: Rep. Mitchell ( - Dist ) 2/16
referred to Senate water-energy.
H2299:
CLASS SIX PROPERTY; ELDERLY HOMEOWNERS  
The list of property classified as class six for property tax purposes is expanded to include real and personal property and improvements to the property that are used as the owner's primary residence, that are owned by an individual who qualifies for property valuation protection under the state Constitution (for which a person must be age 65 or older), and that are valued at full cash value. Other requirements to qualify for this classification are specified. First sponsor: Rep. Cardenas ( - Dist )
Others: Rep. Andrade (D - Dist 29), Rep. Bolding (D - Dist 27), Rep. Bowers (R - Dist 25), Rep. Cobb (R - Dist 5), Rep. Espinoza (D - Dist 19), Rep. Fann (R - Dist 1), Rep. Fernandez (D - Dist 4), Rep. Gabaldon (D - Dist 2), Rep. Larkin (D - Dist 30), Rep. Lawrence (R - Dist 23), Rep. Leach (R - Dist 11), Rep. McCune Davis (D - Dist 30), Rep. Meyer (D - Dist 28), Rep. Thorpe (R - Dist 6), Rep. Velasquez (D - Dist 29)
5/5
referred to House rules only.
H2403:
TAX LIEN DEEDS; AGGREGATE FEES  
The maximum aggregate fee the county treasurer may require to execute and deliver a deed for any judgment foreclosing the right to redeem ten or more individual parcels is $500. Applies to any judgment entered before the effective date of this legislation for which a treasurer’s deed has not been applied or issued. First sponsor: Rep. Leach ( - Dist )
Others: Rep. Cardenas (D - Dist 19), Rep. Finchem (R - Dist 11), Rep. Larkin (D - Dist 30), Rep. Shope (R - Dist 8)
4/28
FAILED to pass Senate 11-18.
H2414:
PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS; ANTIDISCRIMINATION  
The list of attributes for which a person cannot be discriminated against in places of public accommodation is expanded to include "gender identity" and "sexual orientation" (both defined). First sponsor: Rep. Mach ( - Dist )
Others: Rep. Mendez (D - Dist 26), Rep. Meyer (D - Dist 28)
5/5
referred to House rules only.
H2415:
HOUSING DISCRIMINATION; PROHIBITION  
The list of attributes for which a person cannot be discriminated against in various housing related statutes is expanded to include gender, gender identity or expression and sexual orientation. First sponsor: Rep. Mach ( - Dist )
Others: Rep. Mendez (D - Dist 26), Rep. Meyer (D - Dist 28)
5/5
referred to House rules only.
H2440 (Chapter 9):
MUNICIPAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS; FORMATION ELECTION  
If a municipal council or governing body determines that a municipal improvement district should be formed, and after the final resolution of any protests made, the municipal council is required to submit within 120 days to the municipal clerk a petition to form the district that is signed by the owners of more than 1/2 of the taxable property units within the area of the proposed district and that is signed by persons owning collectively more than 1/2 of the assessed valuation of the property within the area of the proposed district. On verification of the petition signatures, the municipal council may form the district and order the improvement as otherwise provided by law. Applies retroactively to any districts for which the municipal council has not adopted a boundary map by January 1, 2016. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. Petersen ( - Dist ) 3/11
signed by governor. Chap. 9, Laws 2016.
H2568:
COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICTS; FORMATION; GOVERNANCE  
Beginning with community facilities districts formed after the effective date of this legislation, if the land proposed to be included in the district was more than 600 acres, on presentation of a petition signed by the owners of all the land area proposed to be included in the district, the governing body would have been required to adopt a resolution declaring its intention to form a district to include contiguous or noncontiguous property that was wholly within the corporate boundaries of the municipality or county, and to adopt the resolution within 90 days after the submittal of the petition. Noncontiguous property would have been permitted to be included in a community facilities district only if it was under common ownership or control and would be served by common infrastructure. Beginning with districts formed after the effective date of this legislation, if the land proposed to be included in the district was more than 600 acres, the governing body would have been required to adopt a resolution ordering the formation of the district within 90 days after the adoption of the resolution declaring intention to form the district. Before adopting a resolution to form a community facilities district, the owners of the land to be included in the district would have been required to provide to the governing body an agreement to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the governing body and its agents, consultants, officers and employees for, from and against all liabilities, claims, costs and expenses that were incurred in any challenge or proceeding related to the offer, sale and repayment of district bonds and the levying by the district of any tax, assessment or charge. The indemnification agreement would have been required to establish a general obligation of the owners of the land but would not have been secured by the land and would have been required to be accepted without reference to the owners’ financial ability to make repayment. The property to be included in a district formed by a county would have been required to meet a list of specified requirements, including that the property was the subject of a specific plan, a planned area development or a development agreement approved by the county. Unless otherwise provided for in a development agreement entered into before the effective date of this legislation, if the property within a district formed by a county met these requirements, the owner would have been required to provide to the county an agreement limited in scope to the provision of surface maintenance of public roadways to be financed by the district, which would have been required to include specified provisions. Unless otherwise provided for in a development agreement entered into before the effective date of this legislation, if the property within a district formed by a county met these requirements and either the property boundary was not located within 10 miles of a county sheriff substation or county law enforcement was provided to the property at a service level of less than one officer per 1,000 population, the owner would have been required to provide to the county an agreement limited in scope to the provision of law enforcement services to the property within the district, which would have been required to include specified provisions. Unless otherwise provided for in a development agreement entered into before the effective date of this legislation, the governing body would have been required to complete a review and approve an engineer’s certification that a discrete segment of public infrastructure had been constructed according to plans within 30 days after submittal of the certification, and would have been required to adopt and accept the discrete segment of public infrastructure for ownership, operation and maintenance within 30 days after approval of the certification. Beginning with districts formed after the effective date of this legislation, the bond question would have been required to include authorization for an ad valorem tax levy to pay debt service on the bonds and a limit on that tax levy. In pledging the proceeds of an ad valorem property tax, the district board would have been authorized to limit the rate of taxation or the amount of ad valorem tax that it was obligated to levy or collect as prescribed by the terms of the bond election. Beginning with community facilities districts formed after the effective date of this legislation, the appointed district board would have been required to consist of five members. Three members would have been selected by the governing body, two of whom would have been selected directly and one who would have been selected by the governing body from a list of at least four persons submitted by the persons who each own more than 25 acres in the district. Two additional members would have been selected by designation of the persons who each own more than 25 acres in the district. The appointed board members would have been required to have expertise in one or more specified fields, and could not include persons who own more than 25 acres in the district. For districts formed after the effective date of this legislation, if a petition for district formation was signed by owners of all the land in the district and approved by the municipality or county, the municipality or county would have been required, instead of allowed, to waive any or all requirements of posting, publication, notice, hearing and landowner election. By February 1 of each year, the community facilities district would have been required to provide a report containing specified information to the Department of Revenue, and the Dept would have been required to provide copies of the reports to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee. AS VETOED BY GOVERNOR. In his veto message, the Governor expressed concern that this bill does not provide needed protections for the taxpayer and that these districts are not sufficiently accountable. First sponsor: Rep. Gowan ( - Dist ) 5/10
VETOED message.
H2573:
RECOVERABLE COSTS; CONTESTED DWELLING ACTIONS  
In any contested dwelling action, the court is authorized to award the successful party reasonable attorney fees, expert witness fees and taxable costs. First sponsor: Rep. Bowers ( - Dist ) 2/3
referred to House jud.
HCR2031:
PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX; EXEMPTION  
The 2016 general election ballot is to carry the question of whether to amend the state Constitution to prohibit the Legislature from levying a tax on the first $2.4 million of full cash value of personal property that is initially acquired during or after tax year 2016 and that is used for agricultural purposes or in trade or business. The Legislature is permitted to provide by law for increasing $2.4 million exempt amount. First sponsor: Rep. Mesnard ( - Dist ) 4/5
from Senate rules okay.
S1058:
LANDLORD-TENANT RELATIONSHIP; UNLAWFUL OCCUPANTS  
For any person who is an "unlawful occupant" (defined) of a residence, a landlord may deliver in hand or conspicuously post on the premises written notice that the occupant's presence is unlawful and that the landlord is seeking the unlawful occupant's immediate removal by court order. On delivery of written notice, the landlord may institute a special detainer action that seeks the immediate removal of the unlawful occupant, the payment of costs and the payment of quantifiable damage to the premises caused by the unlawful occupant. First sponsor: Sen. Kavanagh ( - Dist ) 1/11
referred to Senate com-work dev.
S1157 (Chapter 144):
SMALL PROPERTY TAX BALANCE DELIQUENCY  
If the total amount of property taxes is $100 or less, the entire amount that is unpaid become delinquent after December 31 at 5:00 PM, instead of after November 1 at 5:00 PM. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Sen. Burges ( - Dist )
Others: Sen. S. Allen (R - Dist 6), Sen. Donahue (R - Dist 5), Rep. Gray (R - Dist 21), Sen. Kavanagh (R - Dist 23), Rep. Kern (R - Dist 20), Rep. Lawrence (R - Dist 23), Sen. Lesko (R - Dist 21), Rep. Livingston (R - Dist 22), Rep. Lovas (R - Dist 22), Sen. McGuire (D - Dist 8), Sen. Meza (D - Dist 30), Rep. Mitchell (R - Dist 13)
5/11
signed by governor. Chap. 144, Laws 2016.
S1158:
PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS; CONFORMING CHANGES  
Makes various changes to property tax statutes in order to conform to proposed changes to property tax exemptions contained in the state Constitution. Conditionally enacted on the state Constitution being amended by a vote of the people at the next general election to consolidate and reorganize provisions relating to exemptions from property taxation. First sponsor: Sen. Burges ( - Dist ) 1/20
referred to Senate fin.
S1193 (Chapter 336):
REAL ESTATE LICENSES; BROKER POSSESSION  
A designated broker is authorized to comply with the possession requirements for a salesperson's or associate broker's license certificate by accessing the licensee's record in the Real Estate Department's online database and printing a copy of the record that shows current and active licensure or by having the record available electronically. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Sen. Griffin ( - Dist )
Others: Sen. Dial (R - Dist 18), Sen. D. Farnsworth (R - Dist 16), Rep. Gray (R - Dist 21), Sen. Shooter (R - Dist 13), Sen. Worsley (R - Dist 25)
5/18
signed by governor. Chap. 336, Laws 2016.
S1235 (Chapter 111):
CONSIDERATION OF PROPERTY RIGHTS; ZONING  
The legislative body of a municipality and the county board of supervisors are required to consider the individual property rights and personal liberties of the residents of the municipality or county before adopting any zoning ordinance. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Sen. D. Farnsworth ( - Dist )
Others: Rep. Kern (R - Dist 20), Rep. Lawrence (R - Dist 23), Sen. Lesko (R - Dist 21), Rep. Livingston (R - Dist 22), Rep. Mitchell (R - Dist 13), Rep. Olson (R - Dist 25), Rep. Petersen (R - Dist 12)
5/6
signed by governor. Chap. 111, Laws 2016.
S1347:
COUNTY DUST CONTROL; RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY  
For any dust control permit for occupied residential property, the control officer is prohibited from charging more than $50 per acre per year. First sponsor: Sen. D. Farnsworth ( - Dist )
Others: Rep. J. Allen (R - Dist 15), Sen. Donahue (R - Dist 5), Rep. Gowan (R - Dist 14), Sen. Shooter (R - Dist 13), Sen. Smith (R - Dist 11), Rep. Townsend (R - Dist 16), Sen. Worsley (R - Dist 25)
3/3
House agri-water-land held.
S1355:
HOUSING TRUST FUND; FUNDING SOURCES  
In the case of any conveyance of an Arizona real property interest, the title insurance company, title insurance agent or any financial institution or attorney that provides closing and settlement services is required to withhold an amount equal to two percent of the sales price of the Arizona real property interest conveyed or the net proceeds resulting from the conveyance, whichever is less, if the transferor is a foreign corporation that does not qualify by law to transact business in Arizona or another specified entity. The monies are deposited in the Housing Trust Fund. The Department of Revenue is required to deposit 55 percent of monies received pursuant to the Revised Arizona Unclaimed Property Act, including monies from the sale of abandoned property, in the Fund before other statutorily required distributions, instead of depositing $2.5 million of those monies in the Fund. First sponsor: Sen. Farley ( - Dist ) 1/28
referred to Senate fin.

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SUMMARY SPONSORS LAST ACTION
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H2026:
MUNICIPAL TAX EXEMPTION; RESIDENTIAL LEASE  
Municipalities with a population of more than 100,000 persons located entirely within a county with a population of more than 500,000 persons (Maricopa and Pima) are prohibited from levying a transaction privilege or other similar tax or fee on the business of renting or leasing real property for residential purposes. A municipality or other taxing jurisdiction that levies a tax or fee on the business of renting or leasing real property for residential purposes on January 1, 2016 is prohibited from increasing the rate of the tax or fee and is required to annually reduce the rate by 25 percent of the initial rate for four consecutive years beginning on July 1, 2017 and each July 1 thereafter. Beginning July 1, 2020, municipalities and other taxing jurisdictions are required to repeal any tax or fee on the business of renting or leasing real property for residential purposes. Retroactive to January 1, 2016. First sponsor: Rep. Mitchell ( - Dist ) 2/18
House COW FAILED to approve after adopting amend #4135 and a Mitchell floor amendment. Roll call: 22-36.
H2114 (Chapter 231):
INDEPENDENT BUSINESS STATUS; DECLARATION  
Any employing unit contracting with an independent contractor may prove the existence of an independent contractor relationship for the purposes of Title 23 (Labor) by the independent contractor executing a declaration of independent business status. Establishes a form for the declaration of independent business status, and requires the declaration to be signed by the independent contractor and dated. A declaration in compliance with these requirements creates a rebuttable presumption of an independent contractor relationship. The execution of a declaration of independent business status in compliance with these requirements is not mandatory in order to establish the existence of an independent contractor relationship. Except for the enforcement of occupational safety and health regulations, any supervision or control exercised by an employing unit to comply with any statute, rule or code adopted by the federal government, the state or a political subdivision or any requirement of licensing, professional or ethical standards cannot be considered for the purposes of determining the independent contractor or employment status of any relationship. Severability clause. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. Petersen ( - Dist )
Others: Rep. J. Allen (R - Dist 15), Rep. Cobb (R - Dist 5), Rep. Fann (R - Dist 1), Rep. Finchem (R - Dist 11), Sen. Lesko (R - Dist 21), Rep. Norgaard (R - Dist 18), Rep. Olson (R - Dist 25), Rep. Shope (R - Dist 8)
5/12
signed by governor. Chap. 231, Laws 2016.
H2177:
PAID SICK AND SAFE TIME  
Effective January 1, 2017, employees who work in Arizona accrue a minimum of one hour of paid sick and safe time for every 30 hours worked. Situations where an employee may use paid sick and safe time are specified, as well as provisions governing accrual, carry over, and transfer of paid sick and safe time. First sponsor: Rep. Andrade ( - Dist )
Others: Rep. Alston (D - Dist 24), Rep. Benally (D - Dist 7), Rep. Bolding (D - Dist 27), Rep. Cardenas (D - Dist 19), Rep. Clark (D - Dist 24), Rep. Espinoza (D - Dist 19), Rep. Fernandez (D - Dist 4), Rep. Friese (D - Dist 9), Rep. Gabaldon (D - Dist 2), Rep. Gonzales (D - Dist 3), Rep. Hale (D - Dist 7), Rep. Larkin (D - Dist 30), Rep. Mach (D - Dist 10), Rep. McCune Davis (D - Dist 30), Rep. Mendez (D - Dist 26), Sen. Quezada (D - Dist 29), Rep. Rios (D - Dist 27), Rep. Saldate (D - Dist 3), Rep. Steele (D - Dist 9), Rep. Velasquez (D - Dist 29)
1/25
referred to House com.
H2191 (Chapter 233):
EMPLOYEE SCHEDULING; STATE PREEMPTION  
Counties and municipalities are prohibited from adopting an ordinance, resolution or other regulation that requires an employer to alter or adjust any employee scheduling unless the alteration or adjustment is required by state or federal law. The regulation of employee scheduling is a matter of statewide concern and is not subject to further regulation by a county or municipality. Does not prohibit county or municipal scheduling requirements that apply to county or municipal employees. Does not prohibit a municipality from prescribing security personnel scheduling in specific accordance with a public safety plan ordinance that was adopted by a municipality on or before January 1, 2016. Retroactive to January 1, 2016. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. Finchem ( - Dist )
Others: Rep. J. Allen (R - Dist 15), Rep. Barton (R - Dist 6), Rep. Borrelli (R - Dist 5), Rep. Bowers (R - Dist 25), Rep. Clark (D - Dist 24), Rep. Cobb (R - Dist 5), Rep. Lawrence (R - Dist 23), Rep. Leach (R - Dist 11), Rep. Livingston (R - Dist 22), Rep. Mitchell (R - Dist 13), Rep. Rivero (R - Dist 21), Rep. Shope (R - Dist 8), Rep. Thorpe (R - Dist 6), Rep. Townsend (R - Dist 16), Rep. Ugenti-Rita (R - Dist 23)
5/12
signed by governor. Chap. 233, Laws 2016.
H2195:
UNPAID LEAVE; EMPLOYEE; MILITARY FAMILY  
Employers are required to provide up to 2 consecutive weeks of unpaid leave in a 12 month period to an employee who makes a written request for the leave at least 2 weeks in advance and the employee has an immediate family member who served in a combat zone within the 90 days preceding the date of the request and who is either an active duty member of the U.S. Armed Forces on military leave or was honorably discharged from the U.S. Armed Forces. First sponsor: Rep. Larkin ( - Dist )
Others: Rep. Bolding (D - Dist 27), Rep. Cardenas (D - Dist 19), Rep. Espinoza (D - Dist 19), Rep. Fernandez (D - Dist 4), Rep. Hale (D - Dist 7), Rep. Mendez (D - Dist 26), Rep. Velasquez (D - Dist 29)
1/21
referred to House com.
H2196:
PAID SICK AND SAFE TIME  
Effective January 1, 2017, employees who work in Arizona accrue a minimum of one hour of paid sick and safe time for every 30 hours worked. Situations where an employee may use paid sick and safe time are specified, as well as provisions governing accrual, carry over, and transfer of paid sick and safe time. First sponsor: Rep. Larkin ( - Dist )
Others: Rep. Cardenas (D - Dist 19), Rep. Espinoza (D - Dist 19), Rep. Friese (D - Dist 9), Rep. Hale (D - Dist 7), Rep. Mach (D - Dist 10)
1/25
referred to House com.
H2333:
BOARD OF TECHNICAL REGISTRATION; EXEMPTIONS  
A nonregistrant who designs additions or alterations to a one or two story building or structure and who is exempt from regulation by the Board of Technical Registration is permitted to design improvements within tenant spaces involving nonbearing, nonshear walls for the purpose of creating office space or other partitioning when the new partition walls do not exceed 125 linear feet or the tenant space does not exceed 3,000 square feet and other specified conditions are met. AS PASSED HOUSE. First sponsor: Rep. Barton ( - Dist ) 2/23
referred to Senate com-work dev.
H2371 (Chapter 241):
POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION BOARD; EXCEPTIONS; CONTINUATION  
The statutory life of the State Board for Private Postsecondary Education is extended eight years to July 1, 2024, retroactive to July 1, 2016. Effective July 1, 2016, the exemption from private vocational program licensure for schools or private instruction related to hobbies, academic improvement or recreation is modified so that the instruction is no longer required to be for less than 40 hours and cost less than $1,000 in order to be exempt. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. Ackerley ( - Dist )
Others: Sen. S. Allen (R - Dist 6), Rep. Thorpe (R - Dist 6)
5/12
signed by governor. Chap. 241, Laws 2016.
H2395:
COLLECTION AGENCIES; UNLAWFUL ACTS  
The list of unlawful acts for collection agencies is expanded to include bringing suit or initiating an arbitration proceeding against the debtor or otherwise attempting to collect on a debt while knowing that the applicable statute of limitations expired, the debt was discharged in bankruptcy, the debt was paid or otherwise settled or the debt is illegal. First sponsor: Rep. McCune Davis ( - Dist )
Others: Rep. Alston (D - Dist 24), Rep. Andrade (D - Dist 29), Rep. Bolding (D - Dist 27), Rep. Cardenas (D - Dist 19), Rep. Clark (D - Dist 24), Rep. Fernandez (D - Dist 4), Rep. Gabaldon (D - Dist 2), Rep. Hale (D - Dist 7), Rep. Mendez (D - Dist 26), Rep. Rios (D - Dist 27)
2/4
referred to House bank-fin.
H2413:
EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION; PROHIBITION  
The list of attributes for which a person cannot be discriminated against in employment practices is expanded to include gender, gender identity or expression or sexual orientation. A religious organization is allowed to take certain employment actions on the basis of gender, gender identity or expression or sexual orientation if the employee’s position is directly related to the religious functions of the organization or directly involved in providing education to students of an educational institution substantially controlled or supported by the religious organization. First sponsor: Rep. Mach ( - Dist )
Others: Rep. Mendez (D - Dist 26), Rep. Meyer (D - Dist 28)
5/5
referred to House rules only.
H2422:
EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES; CONSUMER REPORTS; LIMITATION  
An employer is prohibited from discharging, refusing to hire or promote, or otherwise discriminating against an individual with respect to compensation or a term, condition or privilege of employment because of the individual's "consumer report" or "credit history" (both defined). An employer is prohibited from inquiring about an applicant's or employee's consumer report or credit history. Violations are a class 3 (lowest) misdemeanor. First sponsor: Rep. Mendez ( - Dist )
Others: Rep. Alston (D - Dist 24), Rep. Andrade (D - Dist 29), Rep. Espinoza (D - Dist 19), Rep. Fernandez (D - Dist 4), Rep. Gonzales (D - Dist 3), Rep. Plumlee (D - Dist 26), Rep. Rios (D - Dist 27), Rep. Velasquez (D - Dist 29), Rep. Wheeler (D - Dist 10)
2/4
referred to House com.
H2447 (Chapter 322):
BUSINESS ENTITIES; DATABASE; POSTING; REQS  
The Corporation Commission is required to establish and maintain a database for documents filed for various business entity filings. The database must include only documents filed for an entity with a known place of business located in a county with a population of more than 800,000 persons (Pima and Maricopa Counties). The Commission is required to post the database on its website and allow the public to search for business information. The information must be maintained in the database for at least 90 days. The Commission is prohibited from charging a fee to any entity for information entered into the database. For each of those filings, the Commission is required to input the information regarding the approval of the filing into the database within 60 days after approval, instead of the requirement for the filing to be published. Effective January 1, 2017. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. Montenegro ( - Dist )
Others: Rep. J. Allen (R - Dist 15), Rep. Barton (R - Dist 6), Sen. Biggs (R - Dist 12), Rep. Borrelli (R - Dist 5), Rep. Bowers (R - Dist 25), Rep. Cobb (R - Dist 5), Rep. Finchem (R - Dist 11), Rep. Gowan (R - Dist 14), Rep. Kern (R - Dist 20), Rep. Leach (R - Dist 11), Rep. Mitchell (R - Dist 13), Rep. Olson (R - Dist 25), Rep. Rivero (R - Dist 21), Rep. Thorpe (R - Dist 6), Rep. Weninger (R - Dist 17)
5/17
signed by governor. Chap. 322, Laws 2016.
H2466:
ELECTRONIC LEGAL MATERIAL  
Adds a new chapter to Title 41 (State Government) regulating electronic "legal material," defined as the state Constitution, Arizona Revised Statutes and session laws, the Arizona Administrative Code, other rules and policies, Arizona Supreme Court opinions, the Arizona rules of court, and minute entries of the superior court of each county. If an "official publisher" publishes legal material only in an electronic record, the publisher is required to designate the electronic record as official, authenticate the record, provide for the preservation and security of the record in an electronic form or a form that is not electronic, and ensure that the material is reasonably available for use by the public on a permanent basis. First sponsor: Rep. Brophy McGee ( - Dist )
Others: Rep. Borrelli (R - Dist 5), Rep. Carter (R - Dist 15), Rep. Cobb (R - Dist 5), Rep. Coleman (R - Dist 16), Sen. Driggs (R - Dist 28), Rep. Shope (R - Dist 8), Rep. Thorpe (R - Dist 6), Sen. Worsley (R - Dist 25)
1/26
referred to House jud.
S1041:
TAXATION; DESTINATION MANAGEMENT COMPANIES' VENDOR  
Transaction privilege and use taxes do not apply to the gross proceeds or gross income derived from sales, or to the storage, use or consumption of goods or services supplied or provided by a vendor to a qualified destination management company during tax period beginning January 1, 2002 through September 13, 2013 if the vendor did not collect from the destination management company amounts necessary to pay the vendor's tax liability. Any amount assessed to a vendor as a tax, interest or penalty before the effective date of this legislation is remitted and forgiven, and any lien filed against the vendor's property to collect such amount is abated. First sponsor: Sen. Kavanagh ( - Dist ) 1/11
referred to Senate fin.
S1119 (Chapter 142):
BOARD OF TECHNICAL REGISTRATION; CONTINUATION  
The statutory life of the Board of Technical Registration is extended eight years to July 1, 2024. Retroactive to July 1, 2016. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Sen. Yee ( - Dist ) 5/11
signed by governor. Chap. 142, Laws 2016.
S1199:
EMPLOYMENT; HOUSING; PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS; ANTIDISCRIMINATION  
The list of attributes for which a person cannot be discriminated against in employment practices, various housing related statutes, and in places of public accommodation is expanded to include "sexual orientation," "gender identity," and “veteran status” (all defined). First sponsor: Sen. Sherwood ( - Dist )
Others: Rep. Andrade (D - Dist 29), Rep. Benally (D - Dist 7), Rep. Bolding (D - Dist 27), Sen. Bradley (D - Dist 10), Rep. Cardenas (D - Dist 19), Rep. Clark (D - Dist 24), Sen. Contreras (D - Dist 19), Sen. Dalessandro (D - Dist 2), Sen. Farley (D - Dist 9), Rep. Friese (D - Dist 9), Rep. Gabaldon (D - Dist 2), Sen. Hobbs (D - Dist 24), Sen. McGuire (D - Dist 8), Sen. Meza (D - Dist 30), Sen. Miranda (D - Dist 27), Rep. Otondo (D - Dist 4), Sen. Pancrazi (D - Dist 4), Sen. Quezada (D - Dist 29), Rep. Rios (D - Dist 27), Rep. Saldate (D - Dist 3), Rep. Velasquez (D - Dist 29)
5/7
referred to Senate rules.
S1284:
PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION; SERVICES; CIVIL ACTIONS  
Before filing a civil action for discrimination by public accommodations or commercial facilities, a person or the person's attorney is required to provide written notice to the covered person or entity that includes sufficient detail 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, 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 anything of value from an attorney in exchange for filing the civil action. A person or the person's attorney is prohibited from demanding a specific amount of money from the covered person or entity before a civil action is commenced. Effective January 1, 2017. First sponsor: Sen. Kavanagh ( - Dist ) 2/16
stricken from Senate consent calendar by Yarbrough.
S1309 (Chapter 222):
CORPORATION COMMISSION; ELECTRONIC FILINGS  
The Corporation Commission is authorized to accept electronically any document that a public service corporation is required to submit by statute, rule or a Commission order. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Sen. Griffin ( - Dist ) 5/12
signed by governor. Chap. 222, Laws 2016.
S1323 (Chapter 26):
VEXATIOUS LITIGANTS; WORKERS' COMPENSATION  
In a workers’ compensation case before the Industrial Commission, the chief administrative law judge or a designee is authorized to designate a pro se litigant a vexatious litigant. A pro se litigant is a vexatious litigant if the Commission finds the pro se litigant engaged in “vexatious conduct,” defined as a list of specified actions including repeatedly filing requests or motions solely or primarily for the purpose of harassment or bringing or defending claims “without substantial justification” (defined elsewhere in statute). A pro se litigant who is designated a vexatious litigant is prohibited from filing a new request for hearing, pleading, motion or other document without prior leave of the administrative law judge. The vexatious litigant designation applies only to the claim at issue before the administrative law judge. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Sen. Yee ( - Dist )
Others: Sen. Donahue (R - Dist 5), Sen. Driggs (R - Dist 28), Rep. Fann (R - Dist 1), Sen. D. Farnsworth (R - Dist 16), Sen. Kavanagh (R - Dist 23), Sen. Lesko (R - Dist 21), Sen. Smith (R - Dist 11), Sen. Worsley (R - Dist 25)
3/14
signed by governor. Chap. 26, Laws 2016.
S1345:
STATE JUDGMENT LIENS; EFFECT; INFORMATION  
A civil judgment lien obtained by the state remains in effect until satisfied or lifted. A civil judgment obtained by the state is exempt from the requirement for a judgment information statement to contain the judgment debtor's social security number, date of birth and driver license number. This exemption applies retroactively to a judgement or decree or any renewal recorded before, on or after January 1, 1997. First sponsor: Sen. D. Farnsworth ( - Dist )
Others: Rep. Borrelli (R - Dist 5), Rep. Brophy McGee (R - Dist 28), Rep. Cardenas (D - Dist 19), Sen. Contreras (D - Dist 19), Sen. Donahue (R - Dist 5), Rep. Mitchell (R - Dist 13), Sen. Pancrazi (D - Dist 4), Sen. Shooter (R - Dist 13), Rep. Shope (R - Dist 8), Rep. Weninger (R - Dist 17), Sen. Yee (R - Dist 20)
3/29
retained on House COW calendar.
S1369:
WAGE RATES; PROHIBITIONS  
Statute prohibiting employers from paying any employee at wage rates less than the rates paid to employees of the opposite sex are modified to require equal wage rates for substantially similar work when viewed as a composite of skill, effort and responsibility and performed under similar working conditions, unless the employer demonstrates that the wage differential is based on specified factors. In addition to the wages the employee is deprived by reason of a violation, an employer in violation is liable to the employee affected for interest on the wages, and an amount equal to the wages as liquidated damages. An employer is prohibited from discharging or discriminating or retaliating against an employee who takes action to invoke or assist in the enforcement of these regulations. First sponsor: Sen. McGuire ( - Dist )
Others: Sen. Contreras (D - Dist 19), Sen. Farley (D - Dist 9), Sen. Hobbs (D - Dist 24), Sen. Miranda (D - Dist 27), Sen. Pancrazi (D - Dist 4), Sen. Quezada (D - Dist 29), Sen. Sherwood (D - Dist 26)
1/28
referred to Senate com-work dev.

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H2021 (Chapter 81):
CODES; ADOPTION BY REFERENCE; COPIES  
Counties are permitted to file one paper copy and one electronic copy of an adopted ordinance in the office of the clerk of the board of supervisors, instead of at least three paper copies. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. Stevens ( - Dist ) 3/30
signed by governor. Chap. 81, Laws 2016.
H2166:
TECH CORRECTION; CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATIONS  
Minor change in Title 33 (Property) related to condominium associations. Apparent striker bus. First sponsor: Rep. Leach ( - Dist ) 5/5
referred to House rules only.
H2341 (Chapter 54):
POTLUCKS; REGULATIONS EXEMPTION  
The exemption from Department of Health Services rules for the regulation of food and drink for human consumption that applies to food or drink served at a noncommercial social event, such as a potluck, applies to all such events instead of only those that take place at a workplace. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. Townsend ( - Dist )
Others: Rep. Bowers (R - Dist 25), Rep. Campbell (R - Dist 1), Rep. Cobb (R - Dist 5), Rep. Coleman (R - Dist 16), Rep. Fann (R - Dist 1), Rep. Finchem (R - Dist 11), Rep. Petersen (R - Dist 12), Rep. Thorpe (R - Dist 6)
3/18
signed by governor. Chap. 54, Laws 2016.
H2394:
POWER OF ATTORNEY; NOTICE  
A power of attorney is required to contain a notice in substantially a specified form and a space for the agent to initial to indicate that the agent has read the notice. For the purpose of statutory requirements related to vulnerable adults, the definition of "person who is in a position of trust and confidence" is expanded to include an agent under a power of attorney of which a vulnerable adult is principal. First sponsor: Rep. McCune Davis ( - Dist )
Others: Rep. Alston (D - Dist 24), Rep. Andrade (D - Dist 29), Rep. Bolding (D - Dist 27), Rep. Cardenas (D - Dist 19), Rep. Clark (D - Dist 24), Rep. Fernandez (D - Dist 4), Rep. Gabaldon (D - Dist 2), Rep. Hale (D - Dist 7), Rep. Mendez (D - Dist 26), Rep. Rios (D - Dist 27)
2/4
referred to House jud.
H2591 (Chapter 370):
CIVIL TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS; ALTERNATIVE SERVICE  
A person's driving privileges cannot be suspended or revoked as a result of a citation that is served by alternative service of process for a photo enforcement violation. Effective January 1, 2017. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. Ugenti-Rita ( - Dist ) 5/19
signed by governor. Chap. 370, Laws 2016.
H2592 (Chapter 204):
NONPROFIT CORPORATIONS; ELECTRONIC VOTING  
After providing notice to members that a vote will be conducted by electronic means, a nonprofit corporation is permitted to deliver a written ballot through an online voting system that meets a list of required specifications. The notice is required to include a reasonable procedure by which a member may obtain and cast a ballot through some other form of delivery. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. Ackerley ( - Dist )
Others: Rep. Thorpe (R - Dist 6)
5/11
signed by governor. Chap. 204, Laws 2016.
H2600:
STATE BOARDS & COMMITTEES; REPEAL  
Repeals the Citizens Transportation Oversight Committee, the Advisory Board of the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, and the Water Quality Assurance Revolving Fund Advisory Board. Repeals the Arizona State Parks Board, and transfers Board powers and duties to the Arizona State Parks Director. Repeals the State Wildland-Urban Fire Safety Committee, and transfers certain Committee duties to the State Forester. Directs Legislative Council staff to prepare conforming legislation. AS PASSED HOUSE. First sponsor: Rep. Shope ( - Dist ) 3/28
from Senate rules okay.
S1018 (Chapter 139):
AID; EXECUTION OF PROCESS; INJURY  
A person is permitted to refuse to assist a public officer executing process if the commanded assistance would expose that person to physical injury. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Sen. Kavanagh ( - Dist ) 5/11
signed by governor. Chap. 139, Laws 2016.
S1061:
PROCESS SERVERS; MOTOR VEHICLE RECORDS  
The list of circumstances in which the Department of Transportation is required to disclose personal information is expanded to include for use by a certified process server in connection with any civil, criminal, administrative or arbitration proceeding in any court or government agency or before any self-regulatory body. First sponsor: Sen. Kavanagh ( - Dist ) 2/22
from Senate jud do pass.
S1148:
TECH CORRECTION; PRESENCE; PRIVATE PROPERTY  
Minor change in Title 11 (Counties) related to lawful presence on private property. Apparent striker bus. First sponsor: Sen. Pierce ( - Dist ) 1/19
referred to Senate rules only.
S1257:
MISCONDUCT INVOLVING WEAPONS; PUBLIC PLACES  
A person who possesses a valid concealed weapons permit is exempt from the prohibition on carrying a concealed weapon in a public establishment or at a public event. Some exceptions, including for public establishments or events that are a "secured facility" (defined), that are the licensed premises of a liquor licensee, that are an educational institution, and that are a vehicle or craft. AS PASSED HOUSE. First sponsor: Sen. Kavanagh ( - Dist )
Others: Rep. J. Allen (R - Dist 15), Sen. Barto (R - Dist 15), Rep. Barton (R - Dist 6), Sen. Biggs (R - Dist 12), Rep. Borrelli (R - Dist 5), Rep. Bowers (R - Dist 25), Rep. Boyer (R - Dist 20), Sen. Burges (R - Dist 22), Rep. Campbell (R - Dist 1), Sen. Donahue (R - Dist 5), Sen. D. Farnsworth (R - Dist 16), Rep. Finchem (R - Dist 11), Rep. Gowan (R - Dist 14), Rep. Gray (R - Dist 21), Sen. Griffin (R - Dist 14), Rep. Kern (R - Dist 20), Rep. Lawrence (R - Dist 23), Rep. Leach (R - Dist 11), Sen. Lesko (R - Dist 21), Rep. Livingston (R - Dist 22), Rep. Lovas (R - Dist 22), Sen. McGuire (D - Dist 8), Rep. Mesnard (R - Dist 17), Rep. Mitchell (R - Dist 13), Rep. Montenegro (R - Dist 13), Rep. Olson (R - Dist 25), Rep. Petersen (R - Dist 12), Rep. Rivero (R - Dist 21), Sen. Shooter (R - Dist 13), Rep. Shope (R - Dist 8), Sen. Smith (R - Dist 11), Rep. Thorpe (R - Dist 6), Rep. Townsend (R - Dist 16), Rep. Weninger (R - Dist 17)
5/4
Senate concurred in House amendments and FAILED to pass on final reading 14-14.
S1350 (Chapter 208):
ONLINE LODGING MARKETPLACES; TAXATION  
Establishes the “online lodging marketplace” (defined) transaction privilege tax classification, and establishes the tax base for the online lodging marketplace classification as the gross proceeds of sales or gross income derived from the business measured by the total amount charged for an “online transient lodging transaction” by the “online lodging operator” (both defined). Establishes a transaction privilege tax rate of 5.5 percent of the tax base for the business of every person engaging or continuing in the online lodging marketplace classification and who has entered into an agreement with the Department of Revenue (DOR) to register for or has otherwise obtained a license to collect tax from DOR. For the purposes of transaction privilege and affiliated excise taxes and local excise taxes, an online lodging marketplace is authorized to register with the DOR for the payment of taxes levied by the state and by one or more counties, municipalities and special taxing districts, at the election of the marketplace, for taxes due from an online lodging operator on any online lodging transaction facilitated by the marketplace. An online lodging marketplace that is registered with DOR is required to report the applicable taxes monthly and remit the aggregate total amounts for all of the respective taxing jurisdictions, and is not required to list or otherwise identify any individual online lodging operator on any return or any attachment to a return. A person who is licensed by the Real Estate Department and registered with DOR as an online lodging marketplace is required to file a consolidated return monthly with respect to all managed properties for which the licensee files an electronic consolidated tax return, and remit to DOR the aggregate total amount of the applicable taxes payable for all of the respective taxing jurisdictions with respect to the managed properties. An online lodging operator is entitled to an exclusion from any applicable taxes for any online lodging transaction facilitated by an online lodging marketplace for which the operator has obtained written notice that the marketplace is registered with DOR to collect applicable taxes for all online lodging transactions facilitated by the marketplace. DOR is prohibited from disclosing information provided by an online lodging marketplace without the written consent of the marketplace. The list of exclusions from the transient lodging classifications of transaction privilege taxes are expanded to include the activities of any online lodging marketplace, and the gross proceeds of sales or gross income received by an online lodging marketplace from any online lodging transaction for which the online lodging operator has received written notice or documentation from a registered online lodging marketplace that it has or will remit the applicable tax to DOR must be deducted from the tax base for the transient lodging classification. Real and personal property that is owned and occupied as the primary residence of the owner who also uses the property for lease or rent to lodgers is classified as class 3 property for property tax purposes. Counties and municipalities are prohibited from prohibiting “vacation rentals” or “short-term rentals” (both defined) and from restricting the use of or regulating vacation rentals or short-term rentals based on their classification, use or occupancy. Counties and municipalities are authorized to regulate vacation rentals if the regulation is for specified purposes. Municipalities or other taxing jurisdictions are prohibited from levying a transaction privilege or other similar tax or fee on the business of operating an online lodging marketplace or on any online lodging transaction facilitated by an online lodging marketplace or on any online lodging operator with respect to any online lodging transaction for which the jurisdiction has received written notice that the marketplace has or will remit the applicable tax to DOR. Municipalities or other taxing jurisdictions are authorized to levy a transaction privilege or other similar tax or fee as provided by the model city tax code on online lodging operators subject to a list of conditions. For tax periods beginning with January 1, 2018, a municipality that levies a transaction privilege tax on online lodging marketplaces is required to allow persons who are licensed with DOR to file electronic consolidated tax returns, subject to a list of specified conditions. Establishes a 16-member Joint Legislative Study Committee on Transient Lodging to consider state and local government laws and regulations on the various types of accommodations used for transient lodging and report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the Legislature by December 15, 2017 and each year after. The Committee terminates on January 1, 2021. Also establishes a Hospitality Studies Scholarship Fund to be administered by the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR). ABOR is authorized to partner with any statewide lodging and tourism association that provides matching monies to administer the Fund. Fund monies must be used to provide financial assistance to students entering into or enrolled in a “hospitality studies program” (defined) at a university under the jurisdiction of ABOR. This legislation does not affect the rights and obligations under any existing agreement to pay taxes to a taxing jurisdiction in effective before the effective date of this legislation, and does not entitle an online lodging marketplace to a refund of any taxes or fees collected and paid to a taxing jurisdiction before the effective date of this legislation. Effective January 1, 2017. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Sen. Lesko ( - Dist ) 5/12
signed by governor. Chap. 208, Laws 2016.
S1422 (Chapter 167):
BOARD OF TECHNICAL REGISTRATION; OMNIBUS  
Various changes the statutes relating to the Board of Technical Registration. One of the three professional engineers that serves on the Board is required to be a civil engineer. Eliminates registration for in-training architects, in-training landscape architects, and a home inspector-in-training. Establishes requirements for an in-training designation as an engineer, geologist or land surveyor. Modifies requirements for renewal of a registration that has been invalid for at least one renewal period. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Sen. Yee ( - Dist )
Others: Sen. S. Allen (R - Dist 6), Rep. Borrelli (R - Dist 5), Sen. Bradley (D - Dist 10), Sen. Burges (R - Dist 22), Sen. Cajero Bedford (D - Dist 3), Sen. Donahue (R - Dist 5), Rep. Fann (R - Dist 1), Rep. Lawrence (R - Dist 23), Rep. Livingston (R - Dist 22), Rep. Norgaard (R - Dist 18), Sen. Pancrazi (D - Dist 4), Rep. Petersen (R - Dist 12), Rep. Rivero (R - Dist 21), Sen. Shooter (R - Dist 13), Rep. Shope (R - Dist 8)
5/11
signed by governor. Chap. 167, Laws 2016.
S1463:
ELDERLY ASSISTANCE FUND; RESTORE FUNDING  
Requires a person to pay interest at a delinquency rate of 16 percent when redeeming a real property tax lien in a county that has established an Elderly Assistance Fund, instead of the rate stated in the certificate of purchase. Requires the county treasurer to deposit an amount in the Fund that is equal to the difference between 16 percent and the amount of interest stated in the certificate of purchase. [Capitol Reports Note: These requirements were eliminated by Laws 2015, Chapter 324.] First sponsor: Sen. Meza ( - Dist )
Others: Sen. Hobbs (D - Dist 24), Sen. Miranda (D - Dist 27)
2/2
referred to Senate fin.
S1530 (Chapter 128):
BUDGET; BRB; AGENCY CONSOLIDATION; FY2016-17  
Makes various changes to state agencies that affect the budget. The Department of Fire, Building and Life Safety is eliminated, and the functions of the Dept are transferred to the Department of Housing, the State Forester and the Real Estate Department. As applicable, all equipment, records, property, administrative matters, contracts, personnel, licenses and permits, and rules are transferred to those agencies on the effective date of this legislation. The Department of Administration is required to determine and allocate the transfer, consistent with the provisions of this legislation. All unspent and unencumbered monies in the Federal Grant Fund, the DPS-FBI Fingerprint Fund, the Building and Fire Safety Fund, the Consumer Recovery Fund, the Manufactured Housing Cash Bonds Fund, and the Mobile Home Relocation Fund are transferred to the Department of Housing on the effective date. All unspent and unencumbered monies in the Arson Detection Reward Fund, the IGA and ISA Fund, and the Trampoline Court Safety Fund are transferred to the State Forester on the effective date. All unspent and unencumbered monies in the Condominium and Planned Community Hearing Office Fund are transferred to the Real Estate Department on the effective date. The Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is transferred to the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), from the Arizona Geological Survey, and all equipment, records, property, personnel and appropriated monies related to the Commission are transferred to DEQ on the effective date. All unexpended and unencumbered monies in the Geological Survey Fund are transferred to the DEQ Permit Administration Fund on the effective date. The State Geologist is required to administer the Geological Survey within the University of Arizona and serves at the pleasure of the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) instead of being appointed by the Governor. Various related responsibilities are transferred to ABOR, and ABOR is authorized to establish reasonable fees for services of the Geological Survey. Responsibility for the operation and maintenance of the Mining, Mineral and Natural Resources Educational Museum is transferred to the Geological Survey, from the Historical Society. Powers and duties of the State Geologist and the Geological Survey relating to the administration of the Museum are specified. The membership of the Mining, Mineral and Natural Resources Educational Museum Advisory Council is modified. Transfers $428,300 and one FTE from the Historical Society in FY2016-17 to the Geological Survey for operating the Museum. If the Geological Survey has not raised sufficient monies to refurbish and open the Museum by July 1, 2018, responsibility for the Museum is transferred back to the Historical Society. Also, responsibility for adoption of a state fire code is transferred to the State Fire Marshal, from the State Fire Safety Committee, and the Committee is instead required to advise the State Fire Marshal on the adoption of a state fire code. Retroactive to July 1, 2016. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Sen. Biggs ( - Dist )
Others: Sen. Yarbrough (R - Dist 17)
5/10
signed by governor. Chap. 128, Laws 2016.