Transportation & Infrastructure
54th Legislature - 1st Regular Session, 2019 Wednesday, Jan 23 2019 3:45 PM

BILL NUMBER/
SHORT TITLE
SUMMARY SPONSORS COMMENTS LAST ACTION
H2019:
HIGHWAY SAFETY FEE; REPEAL; VLT  
Repeals the highway safety fee that was previously required to be in an amount established by the Director of the Department of Transportation annually in order to fund 110 percent of the Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol budget for each fiscal year. Repeals changes to the valuation formula for the separate vehicle license tax classification for motor vehicles powered by alternative fuels that are purchased on or after January 1, 2020, which would have become effective January 1, 2020. [Capitol Reports note: This legislation repeals all changes made by Laws 2018, Chapter 265]. First sponsor: Rep. Lawrence (R - Dist 23) Single-List Comments:

1/22: Hold/monitor


H2047:
HURF DISTRIBUTION; CITIES, TOWNS, COUNTIES  
In FY2020-21, the Department of Transportation is required to allocate and the State Treasurer is required to distribute $18 million from revenues of the Arizona Highway User Revenue Fund (HURF) to small counties and municipalities. Of the $18 million, $10 million must be distributed to counties with a population of less than 250,000 persons and $8 million must be distributed to municipalities with a population of less than 7,500 persons. Contains a legislative intent section. First sponsor: Rep. Cook (R - Dist 8)
Others: Sen. Borrelli (R - Dist 5), Rep. Campbell (R - Dist 1), Sen. Gowan (R - Dist 14), Rep. Stringer (R - Dist 1)
Single-List Comments:

1/22: Hold/monitor


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) Single-List Comments:

1/22: Hold/monitor


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


Single-List Comments:

1/22: recommend SUPPORT


H2147:
INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORTATION; TRADE CORRIDOR; AUTHORITY  
Establishes a new chapter in Title 41 (State Government) creating the International Transportation and Trade Corridor Authority as a corporate and political body with all the rights, powers and immunities of municipal corporations. The Authority is governed by a 9-member Board of Directors. Powers and duties of the board and an Executive Director are specified. The Authority is required to construct, finance, maintain, improve, operate and promote the use of transportation and trade facilities and do all things necessary or convenient to accomplish those purposes. The Authority is authorized to issue negotiable bonds, and regulations for bond issuance, sales and proceeds, purchases and payments are established. Establishes financial provisions and requirements, including authorized investment of monies and audit requirements. The Authority terminates on July 1, 2029. Appropriates $200,000 from the general fund in FY2019-20 to the Authority for the purposes of this legislation. First sponsor: Rep. Rivero (R - Dist 21) Single-List Comments:

1/22: Hold/monitor


H2165:
DISTRACTED DRIVING; RECKLESS DRIVING  
A person who drives a vehicle while participating in an activity that willfully distracts the person from safely operating the vehicle is guilty of reckless driving, a class 2 (mid-level) misdemeanor. First sponsor: Rep. Townsend (R - Dist 16) Single-List Comments:

1/22: Hold/monitor


H2244:
ROADWAY DISPOSITION; ABANDONED ROADWAYS  
A governing body is permitted to authorize the Department of Transportation to sell and convey the land within a roadway by another appropriate instrument, in addition to by quitclaim deed. First sponsor: Rep. Rivero (R - Dist 21) Single-List Comments:

1/22: Hold/monitor


H2319:
HURF TRANSFERS; HIGHWAY PATROL; REPEAL  
Repeals statute requiring the Department of Transportation to allocate and transfer $10 million from revenues of the Arizona Highway User Revenue Fund (HURF) to the Department of Public Safety for funding a portion of highway patrol costs. First sponsor: Rep. Campbell (R - Dist 1)
Others: Rep. Biasiucci (R - Dist 5), Rep. Stringer (R - Dist 1)
Single-List Comments:

1/22: Hold/monitor


H2320:
HIGHWAY SAFETY FEE; REDUCTION  
Caps the highway safety fee at $18. The highway safety fee is no longer required to fully fund 110 percent of the Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol budget for each fiscal year. First sponsor: Rep. Campbell (R - Dist 1)
Others: Sen. S. Allen (R - Dist 6), Rep. Barto (R - Dist 15), Rep. Biasiucci (R - Dist 5), Rep. Blackman (R - Dist 6), Rep. Bolick (R - Dist 20), Sen. Borrelli (R - Dist 5), Rep. Bowers (R - Dist 25), Rep. Carroll (R - Dist 22), Rep. Cobb (R - Dist 5), Rep. Cook (R - Dist 8), Rep. Fillmore (R - Dist 16), Rep. Finchem (R - Dist 11), Rep. Grantham (R - Dist 12), Sen. Gray (R - Dist 21), Sen. Kerr (R - Dist 13), Rep. Petersen (R - Dist 12), Rep. Rivero (R - Dist 21), Rep. Stringer (R - Dist 1)
Single-List Comments:

1/22: Hold/monitor


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


Single-List Comments:

1/22: recommend SUPPORT


S1001:
HIGHWAY SAFETY FEE; REPEAL; VLT  
Repeals the highway safety fee that was previously required to be in an amount established by the Director of the Department of Transportation annually in order to fund 110 percent of the Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol budget for each fiscal year. Repeals changes to the valuation formula for the separate vehicle license tax classification for motor vehicles powered by alternative fuels that are purchased on or after January 1, 2020, which would have become effective January 1, 2020. [Capitol Reports note: This legislation repeals all changes made by Laws 2018, Chapter 265]. First sponsor: Sen. Ugenti-Rita (R - Dist 23) Single-List Comments:

1/22: Hold/monitor

1/23
from Senate appro with amend #4003.