Web Report Budget and Other
54th Legislature - 1st Regular Session, 2019 Wednesday, Jan 23 2019 2:59 PM
Web Report Budget and Other

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H2069:
TEXT MESSAGING WHILE DRIVING; PROHIBITION  
It is a nonmoving civil traffic violation to use a wireless communication device to manually write or send a written message while operating a motor vehicle on a highway. Some exceptions. Violations are subject to a civil penalty of $100 for a first violation and $300 for a second or subsequent violation. If a person in violation is involved in a motor vehicle accident, the person is subject to a civil penalty of $500, except that if the accident results in the death of another person, the civil penalty is $10,000. First sponsor: Rep. Kavanagh (R - Dist 23)  
H2074:
TREATMENT & EDUCATION FACILITIES; EXEMPTION  
A "residential treatment and education facility" (defined elsewhere in statute) is exempt from property taxes beginning on the date a nonprofit organization acquires ownership of the property and buildings if the property and buildings are used for education and not used or held for profit. Property, buildings and fixtures that are leased to a nonprofit residential treatment and education facility and that are used for education instruction in any grade or program through grade 12 are classified as class 9 property for property tax purposes. Retroactive to tax years beginning with 2019. First sponsor: Rep. Bowers (R - Dist 25)   1/22
referred to House ways-means.
H2268:
APPROP; COMMUNITY COLLEGES  
Makes supplemental appropriations of $20.9 million from the general fund in FY2019-20 to community college districts (CCDs) for specified purposes: $7.1 million to Pima County CCD, $8.8 million to Maricopa County CCD, and $500,000 each to Cochise County CCD, Coconino County CCD, Gila County CCD, Graham County CCD, Mohave County CCD, Navajo County CCD, Pinal County CCD, Santa Cruz County CCD, Yavapai County CCD, and Yuma/La Paz County CCD. First sponsor: Rep. Cano (D - Dist 3)
Others: Rep. Andrade (D - Dist 29), Rep. Bolding (D - Dist 27), Rep. Chavez (D - Dist 29), Rep. DeGrazia (D - Dist 10), Rep. Engel (D - Dist 10), Rep. Espinoza (D - Dist 19), Rep. Gabaldon (D - Dist 2), Rep. Jermaine (D - Dist 18), Rep. Powers Hannley (D - Dist 9), Rep. Rodriguez (D - Dist 27), Rep. Salman (D - Dist 26), Rep. Sierra (D - Dist 19), Rep. Terán (D - Dist 30), Rep. Tsosie (D - Dist 7)
 
H2269:
APPROP; DPS; REMOTE HOUSING  
Appropriates $2.7 million from the general fund in each of FY2019-20, FY2020-21, and FY2021-22 to the Department of Public Safety for remote housing. First sponsor: Rep. Thorpe (R - Dist 6)  
H2328:
APPROP; PEACE OFFICER TRAINING EQUIPMENT  
Appropriates $2.18 from the Peace Officer Training Equipment Fund in FY2019-20 to the Department of Public Safety to purchase virtual firing ranges, virtual training simulators and software for specified entities. Establishes requirements for the virtual firing ranges and virtual training simulators. First sponsor: Rep. Payne (R - Dist 21)
Others: Rep. Espinoza (D - Dist 19), Sen. Gowan (R - Dist 14), Rep. Toma (R - Dist 22), Rep. Weninger (R - Dist 17)
 
H2338:
APPROPRIATION; FINANCIAL AID TRUST FUND  
Makes a supplemental appropriation of $25.8 million from the general fund in FY2019-20 to the Financial Aid Trust Fund. First sponsor: Rep. Salman (D - Dist 26)
Others: Rep. Andrade (D - Dist 29), Rep. Bolding (D - Dist 27), Sen. Bowie (D - Dist 18), Rep. Butler (D - Dist 28), Rep. Cano (D - Dist 3), Rep. Chavez (D - Dist 29), Rep. Engel (D - Dist 10), Rep. Epstein (D - Dist 18), Rep. Fernandez (D - Dist 4), Rep. Gabaldon (D - Dist 2), Rep. A. Hernandez (D - Dist 3), Rep. D. Hernandez (D - Dist 2), Rep. Jermaine (D - Dist 18), Rep. Lieberman (D - Dist 28), Rep. Longdon (D - Dist 24), Sen. Mendez (D - Dist 26), Rep. Peten (D - Dist 4), Rep. Powers Hannley (D - Dist 9), Rep. Rodriguez (D - Dist 27), Rep. Sierra (D - Dist 19), Rep. Teller (D - Dist 7), Rep. Terán (D - Dist 30), Rep. Tsosie (D - Dist 7)
 
H2339:
APPROP; AFFORDABLE HOUSING  
Appropriates $25 million from the general fund in FY2019-20 to the Housing Trust Fund. First sponsor: Rep. Salman (D - Dist 26)
Others: Rep. Andrade (D - Dist 29), Rep. Bolding (D - Dist 27), Sen. Bowie (D - Dist 18), Rep. Butler (D - Dist 28), Rep. Cano (D - Dist 3), Rep. Engel (D - Dist 10), Rep. Epstein (D - Dist 18), Rep. Fernandez (D - Dist 4), Rep. Friese (D - Dist 9), Rep. Gabaldon (D - Dist 2), Rep. A. Hernandez (D - Dist 3), Rep. D. Hernandez (D - Dist 2), Rep. Jermaine (D - Dist 18), Rep. Lieberman (D - Dist 28), Rep. Longdon (D - Dist 24), Sen. Mendez (D - Dist 26), Rep. Peten (D - Dist 4), Rep. Powers Hannley (D - Dist 9), Rep. Rodriguez (D - Dist 27), Rep. Sierra (D - Dist 19), Rep. Teller (D - Dist 7), Rep. Terán (D - Dist 30), Rep. Tsosie (D - Dist 7)
 
H2413:
APPROP; DRUG RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT  
Appropriates $1 million from the general fund in FY2019-20 to the Department of Health Services to award seed capital for university-based drug research and development. First sponsor: Rep. Powers Hannley (D - Dist 9)
Others: Rep. Andrade (D - Dist 29), Rep. Blanc (D - Dist 26), Rep. Cano (D - Dist 3), Rep. Engel (D - Dist 10), Rep. Epstein (D - Dist 18), Rep. Gabaldon (D - Dist 2), Sen. Gonzales (D - Dist 3), Rep. Peten (D - Dist 4), Rep. Rodriguez (D - Dist 27), Rep. Salman (D - Dist 26), Rep. Teller (D - Dist 7), Rep. Terán (D - Dist 30)
 
H2417:
APPROPRIATIONS; COMMUNITY COLLEGES; PIMA; MARICOPA  
Appropriates the following amounts from the general fund in FY2019-20 to Pima County Community College District: $6.49 million for operating state aid, and $600,000 for science, technology, engineering and mathematics and workforce programs state aid. Appropriates the following amounts from the general fund in FY2019-20 to Maricopa County Community College District: $7.41 million for operating state aid, and $1.4 million for science, technology, engineering and mathematics and workforce programs state aid. First sponsor: Rep. Powers Hannley (D - Dist 9)
Others: Rep. Andrade (D - Dist 29), Rep. Blanc (D - Dist 26), Rep. Cano (D - Dist 3), Rep. Engel (D - Dist 10), Rep. Epstein (D - Dist 18), Rep. Gabaldon (D - Dist 2), Sen. Gonzales (D - Dist 3), Rep. Peten (D - Dist 4), Rep. Rodriguez (D - Dist 27), Rep. Salman (D - Dist 26), Rep. Teller (D - Dist 7), Rep. Terán (D - Dist 30)
 
H2427:
POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION; RESIDENTS; FINANCIAL AID  
The Commission for Postsecondary Education is required to establish the Arizona Higher Education Financial Aid Program, and to establish application, evaluation and approval procedures and criteria for persons to apply to participate in the Program. Beginning July 1, 2020, each county treasurer is required to hold all property taxes collected in an interest-bearing account for 15 calendar days, and to transfer the total amount of interest earned annually to the State Treasurer for deposit in the Arizona Higher Education Financial Aid Program Fund. Beginning in 2024, the State Treasurer is required to annually transfer monies in the Fund to the Commission for deposit in the newly established Arizona Higher Education Financial Aid Program Distribution Fund. the Commission is required to distribute monies in the Distribution Fund to qualifying students to cover the full amount of each student's tuition and fees at the university or community college where the student is enrolled. Establishes requirements for a person to qualify for distributions from the Distribution Fund. The Program terminates on July 1, 2029. First sponsor: Rep. Sierra (D - Dist 19)
Others: Rep. Blanc (D - Dist 26), Rep. Bolding (D - Dist 27), Sen. Bowie (D - Dist 18), Rep. Cano (D - Dist 3), Rep. Chavez (D - Dist 29), Rep. Espinoza (D - Dist 19), Rep. Friese (D - Dist 9), Rep. A. Hernandez (D - Dist 3), Rep. Jermaine (D - Dist 18), Sen. Mendez (D - Dist 26), Rep. Pawlik (D - Dist 17), Rep. Rodriguez (D - Dist 27), Rep. Salman (D - Dist 26), Rep. Teller (D - Dist 7), Rep. Terán (D - Dist 30), Rep. Toma (R - Dist 22)
 
H2429:
APPROP; EORP CONTRIBUTIONS; COUNTIES  
In each of FY2019-20 through FY2042-43, $3 million is appropriated from the general fund to the Department of Administration for distribution to with a population of less than 350,000 persons to supplement the normal cost of the Elected Officials' Retirement Plan, plus an amount to amortize the unfunded accrued liability of EORP. The counties may use these monies only for required employer contributions to EORP. First sponsor: Rep. Thorpe (R - Dist 6)
Others: Rep. Lawrence (R - Dist 23)
 
H2495:
APPROP; NAMED CLAIMANTS  
Appropriates $604,834.56 to named claimants. An annual exercise. Retroactive to June 1, 2019. First sponsor: Rep. Cobb (R - Dist 5)  
H2499:
APPROP; NAVAJO VETERANS HOUSING ASSISTANCE  
Appropriates $400,000 from the general fund in FY2019-20 to the Department of Economic Security to distribute to the Navajo Nation for the Navajo veterans housing assistance program. First sponsor: Rep. Tsosie (D - Dist 7)
Others: Rep. Epstein (D - Dist 18), Sen. Gonzales (D - Dist 3), Rep. A. Hernandez (D - Dist 3), Rep. D. Hernandez (D - Dist 2), Rep. Lawrence (R - Dist 23), Sen. Mendez (D - Dist 26), Rep. Pawlik (D - Dist 17), Sen. Peshlakai (D - Dist 7), Rep. Rodriguez (D - Dist 27), Sen. Steele (D - Dist 9), Rep. Teller (D - Dist 7)
 
H2518:
APPROP; ONLINE EARLY LEARNING  
Appropriates $500,000 from the general fund in FY2019-20 to the Department of Education to conduct an "online early learning program" (defined) for children who are four years of age. The Dept is required to award a contract on a competitive basis to administer the online early learning program to a service provider that is a 501(c)(3) organization and that can demonstrate past success conducting an online early learning program through independent, valid and reliable evaluations. Establishes reporting requirements for the program. The program ends on July 1, 2021. First sponsor: Rep. Udall (R - Dist 25)  
HCR2006:
JUDICIAL RULINGS; OPINIONS; SUBSTANTIVE LAW  
The 2020 general election ballot is to carry the question of whether to amend the state Constitution to state that the Supreme Court may not infringe on the authority of the Legislature or the people to enact otherwise constitutional substantive, procedural and evidentiary laws or to carry out any other matter under the Constitution. First sponsor: Rep. Fillmore (R - Dist 16)  
S1011:
APPROPRIATION; DES; INFORMATION; REFERRAL SERVICE  
Appropriates $1.5 million from the general fund in FY2019-20 to the Department of Economic Security for a statewide information and referral service for health care services, community services, human services and governmental services. The Dept is permitted to provide the referral service directly or contract with a private entity. First sponsor: Sen. Carter (R - Dist 15)
Others: Sen. Boyer (R - Dist 20), Sen. Bradley (D - Dist 10), Sen. Brophy McGee (R - Dist 28)
  1/14
referred to Senate hel-hu ser, appro.
S1019:
APPROPRIATION; COMMISSION FOR POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION  
Appropriates $25,200 from the general fund in FY2019-20 to the Commission for Postsecondary Education to migrate the Commission's information technology and telephone services. First sponsor: Sen. S. Allen (R - Dist 6) Hearing:
Senate Higher Education & Workforce Development (Thursday 01/24/19 at 2:00 PM, Senate Rm. 1)
1/14
referred to Senate higher ed-work dev, appro.
S1091:
BUDGET STABILIZATION FUND; DEPOSITS  
At the end of the fiscal year, the Budget Stabilization Fund balance cannot exceed 10 percent of general fund revenue for the FY, increased from 7 percent. Any monies above 10 percent must be transferred to the general fund. First sponsor: Sen. Mesnard (R - Dist 17)   1/17
referred to Senate appro.
S1106:
APPROPRIATION; STEM INTERNSHIPS  
Appropriates $2 million from the general fund in FY2019-20 to the Arizona Commerce Authority for matching monies for educational stipends for high school, college and university students and for teachers of kindergarten programs and any of grades one through twelve in this state who participate in "STEM" (defined) internships. Provides for allocation of the appropriation and establishes maximum amounts for stipends. Requires the Authority to establish guidelines and procedures for awarding the stipends. First sponsor: Sen. Carter (R - Dist 15)
Others: Sen. Brophy McGee (R - Dist 28), Rep. Lawrence (R - Dist 23)
  1/22
referred to Senate educ, appro.
S1107:
APPROPRIATIONS; AREA AGENCIES ON AGING  
Appropriates $2.74 million from the general fund in each of FY2019-20, FY2020-21 and FY2021-22 to the Department of Economic Security for Area Agencies on Aging to provide nonmedical home and community based services for seniors who are on a waitlist. First sponsor: Sen. Carter (R - Dist 15)
Others: Sen. Alston (D - Dist 24), Sen. Bowie (D - Dist 18), Sen. Brophy McGee (R - Dist 28)
  1/22
referred to Senate hel-hu ser, appro.
S1118:
APPROPRIATION; STATE BOARD; CHARTER SCHOOLS  
Makes a supplemental appropriation of $630,900 and 8 FTE positions from the general fund in FY2019-20 to the State Board for Charter Schools for four education program managers, three financial program managers and one audit program manager. First sponsor: Sen. Brophy McGee (R - Dist 28)
Others: Sen. Bowie (D - Dist 18)
  1/22
referred to Senate educ, appro.