Public Affairs
54th Legislature - 1st Regular Session, 2019 Wednesday, Jan 23 2019 2:44 PM

BILL NUMBER/
SHORT TITLE
SUMMARY SPONSORS COMMENTS LAST ACTION
H2004:
NUCLEAR MANAGEMENT FUND; APPROPRIATION; ASSESSMENT  
Assesses $2.55 million in FY2019-20 and $2.58 million in FY2020-21, plus any applicable interest, against each consortium of public service corporations and municipal corporations engaged in constructing or operating a commercial nuclear generating station in Arizona. Appropriates $2.55 million in FY2019-20 and $2.58 million in FY2020-21 from the Nuclear Emergency Management Fund to the Department of Emergency and Military Affairs, Department of Health Services, and Department of Agriculture in specified amounts and for specified purposes, including for distribution to departments and agencies of Maricopa County the the Town of Buckeye that are assigned responsibilities under the off-site nuclear emergency response plan. Emergency clause. First sponsor: Rep. Kavanagh (R - Dist 23) 1/15
referred to House appro.
H2038:
EXPENDITURE REPORTING; HOSTED EVENT  
A “hosted event” (defined as an event or function to which one or more state officers or employees are invited and attend and that is organized and paid for by a principal, including a party, dinner, luncheon or other function and excluding an athletic event or other entertainment) is added to the list of categories for single expenditure reporting on lobbyist expenditure reports. Expenditures incurred by a principal or lobbyist for hosted events to which individual state officers or state employees are invited are required to be reported in the amount of the actual cost incurred for the tangible benefits actually received by the officer or employee at the event. The principal or lobbyist who invited the state officers and employees to the hosted event is required to report the expenditures. For the purpose of lobbyist expenditure reporting requirements, the definition of “gift” is modified to exclude expenditures that were either properly reported or exempt from reporting for a hosted event. First sponsor: Rep. Kavanagh (R - Dist 23) General Comments (all lists):

1/22: LRR recommend SUPPORT


1/17
referred to House gov.
H2042:
STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS; INCOME TAX  
If a taxpayer fails to file an income tax return, the Department of Revenue is required to assess the tax or begin a proceeding in court to collect the tax within 10 years after the date the most recent income tax return was required to be filed. First sponsor: Rep. Petersen (R - Dist 12) General Comments (all lists):

1/22: BT recommend SUPPORT


1/22
referred to House ways-means.
H2107:
MUNICIPALITIES; PARKING; PUBLIC VEHICLES  
Municipalities cannot prohibit a resident from parking a motor vehicle on a street or driveway in the municipality if the vehicle is required to be available at designated periods at the person's residence as a condition of the person's employment and the resident is employed by either a public service corporation or a public safety agency. Contains legislative findings. First sponsor: Rep. Grantham (R - Dist 12) General Comments (all lists):

1/22 LRR recommend SUPPORT



H2109:
COUNTY TRANSPORTATION EXCISE TAX  
If approved by a majority of the qualified electors, a county transportation excise tax must be levied and collected at a rate that, by itself or together with any tax county transportation excise tax for roads, is not more than 20 percent, increased from 10 percent, of the transaction privilege tax rate in effect on January 1, 1990 (5 percent) or of the jet fuel excise and use tax rate prescribed by statute (currently 3.05 cents per gallon). First sponsor: Rep. Shope (R - Dist 8) General Comments (all lists):

1/22: TI recommend SUPPORT



H2131:
STATE AGENCIES; CITIZEN PORTAL; ACCESS  
Each "state agency" (defined) that collects personal information from any person is required to establish a citizen portal, which must be a secure online website that allows a person to access the person's personal information that the state agency collects and to correct any error in the person's personal information. First sponsor: Rep. Thorpe (R - Dist 6) General Comments (all lists):

1/22: LRR recommend OPPOSE



H2177:
REGULATORY SANDBOX PROGRAM; AMENDMENTS  
Various changes to the Regulatory Sandbox Program. Specifies that the Attorney General alone enforces state regulatory laws applicable to sandbox participants. Sandbox participants are permitted to request an increase in the consumer cap from the Attorney General. The Attorney General may deny requests for discretionary allowances and a denial is not an appealable agency action. Also eliminates some reporting requirements for sandbox participants. First sponsor: Rep. Weninger (R - Dist 17) General Comments (all lists):

1/22: LRR recommend SUPPORT


1/22
referred to House com.
H2179:
VIDEO SERVICE PROVIDERS  
A video service provider is included in the definition of "cable operator" for the purpose of the transaction privilege taxes. Various statutes regulating and relating to cable operators and licensed cable television systems are expanded to include video service providers and licensed video service networks, including various public utility regulations, use of public streets for utility right of ways, utility relocation cost reimbursement, and the prohibition against fraudulently obtaining video services. First sponsor: Rep. Weninger (R - Dist 17) General Comments (all lists):

1/22: LRR recommend SUPPORT


1/22
referred to House com.
H2180:
COMPENSATION; BASEBALL PLAYERS  
Statutes governing payment of wages, minimum wage and employee benefits, and earned paid sick time do not apply to any person who is exempt from minimum wage and maximum hours requirements under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. In any civil action, administrative complaint or other proceeding commenced before, on or after the effective date of this legislation, an employer or former employer is not subject to any liability or punishment for any violation of those statutes with respect to any work performed before, on or after the effective date of this legislation by any person who is exempt from the minimum wage and maximum hours requirements under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. Due to voter protection, this legislation requires the affirmative vote of at least 3/4 of the members of each house of the Legislature for passage. First sponsor: Rep. Shope (R - Dist 8) General Comments (all lists):

1/22: LRR recommend SUPPORT



H2229:
CABLE LICENSING; VIDEO SERVICE PROVIDERS  
Establishes a new chapter in Title 11 (Counties) relating to "video service" (defined) regulation by counties. Declares that the licensing of video service providers and the regulation and use of video service are matters of statewide concern and not subject to further regulation by a county except as specified in this legislation. Beginning January 1, 2020, this legislation preempts and limits the ability of a county to regulate or enforce any local law and any agreement with the county that contains specified provisions relating to video service providers. Beginning January 1, 2020, a county has the exclusive authority to issue a uniform video service license to a person to provide video service and to construct and operate a video service network in any service area within its boundaries. Counties are required to adopt a standard form of uniform video service license agreement, which must include a list of specified provisions and is limited to those provisions. Establishes a process for obtaining a uniform video service license, specifies the authority granted by the license, and provides for amendment or transfer of a license. Establishes duties of video service providers, including reporting requirements and nondiscrimination requirements. Establishes regulations relating to county management of highways as it relates to video service provider equipment. Places limits on license fees and other license requirements. More. First sponsor: Rep. J. Allen (R - Dist 15) General Comments (all lists):

1/22: LRR recommend SUPPORT



H2259:
WEBSITES; PERSONAL INFORMATION; ACCESS  
Any commercial or business website that collects personal information from any person and that has more than 500 users or personal accounts is required to establish a personal information portal, which must be a secure online website that allows a person to access the person's collected personal information and to correct any error in the person's personal information. First sponsor: Rep. Thorpe (R - Dist 6) General Comments (all lists):

1/22: LRR recommend OPPOSE



H2310:
SCHOOL PROCUREMENT; LOWEST BIDDER; REPEAL  
Repeals statute that requires procurement contracts from school districts to be awarded based on the lowest qualified bidder, which becomes effective July 1, 2019. Emergency clause. First sponsor: Rep. Udall (R - Dist 25)
Others: Rep. Blackman (R - Dist 6), Rep. Bolding (D - Dist 27), Rep. Butler (D - Dist 28), Rep. Chavez (D - Dist 29), Rep. Cobb (R - Dist 5), Rep. Epstein (D - Dist 18), Rep. Espinoza (D - Dist 19), Rep. Jermaine (D - Dist 18), Rep. Pawlik (D - Dist 17), Rep. Rodriguez (D - Dist 27)
General Comments (all lists):

1/22 LRR recommend SUPPORT



H2329:
PET DEALERS; PURCHASER REMEDIES  
The list of circumstances under which a cat or dog purchased from a pet dealer is considered to be unfit for sale is expanded to include if the purchaser shows by a preponderance of the evidence that the animal had an illness, injury or other defect or a congenital or hereditary condition when the purchaser took possession of the animal. Reimbursement for reasonable veterinary fees for diagnosis and treatment of a cat or dog that is unfit for sale is no longer limited to the amount of the original purchase price of the animal. Repeals statute declaring state preemption of pet dealer regulations. First sponsor: Rep. Payne (R - Dist 21)
Others: Rep. Butler (D - Dist 28), Rep. Shah (D - Dist 24)
General Comments (all lists):

1/22: LRR recommend OPPOSE



H2367:
LIMITED AUDIT REVIEW; ELECTRONIC PORTAL  
The Department of Revenue is authorized to conduct a limited scope review of a filed tax return if it discovers a discrepancy between the return and any information the Dept receives from a third party. The taxpayer has at least 15 calendar days to respond to notice of the discrepancy from the Dept, and may provide documentation to substantiate the taxpayer's return as originally filed or to explain or resolve the discrepancy. The Dept is authorized to assess tax, interest or penalties if the taxpayer does not respond to the notice after 15 calendar days. Also, except for individual income tax, the Dept is authorized to issue notice of its determination of deficiency by using an electronic portal in lieu of mail if the taxpayer provides an e-mail address to the Dept, the Dept notifies the taxpayer via the e-mail address when the notice is posted to the electronic portal, and the e-mail notification is sent on the same day the notice is posted to the electronic portal. First sponsor: Rep. Toma (R - Dist 22)
Others: Sen. Livingston (R - Dist 22), Rep. Rivero (R - Dist 21)
General Comments (all lists):

1/22: BT recommend OPPOSE



H2419:
VLT; MANUFACTURER'S BASE RETAIL PRICE  
For the purpose of vehicle license tax, the manufacturer's base retail price for a commercial vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 26,000 pounds is the net purchase price of the vehicle minus any taxes and fees for the initial retail purchase of the vehicle. For retail sales other than the initial retail sale of a commercial vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 26,000 pounds, if the Department of Transportation is unable to determine the original purchase price for the retail sale of the vehicle, the Dept is authorized to use an average retail value. First sponsor: Rep. Campbell (R - Dist 1) General Comments (all lists):

1/22: TI recommend SUPPORT



S1033:
PROPERTY TAX STATEMENTS; MORTGAGED PROPERTY  
The county treasurer is required to mail a statement of property taxes due on a mortgaged property to the mortgagor and the mortgagee, instead of being required to do so on request. First sponsor: Sen. Leach (R - Dist 11) General Comments (all lists):

1/22: BT recomment SUPPORT


1/14
referred to Senate fin.
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) General Comments (all lists):

1/22: BT recommend SUPPORT


1/17
referred to Senate appro.