New Report
54th Legislature - 1st Regular Session, 2019 Saturday, Feb 23 2019 9:41 AM
2019 Legislation
Posted Calendars and Committee Hearings
H2131: STATE AGENCIES; CITIZEN PORTAL; ACCESS
 
H2724: GRRC; PETITION TO REQUEST REVIEW
 
S1213: TAX CREDITS; AFFORDABLE HOUSING
 


Bill Summaries
H2003: UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES; TENURE; RETIREMENT ELIGIBILITY

The personnel policies adopted by the Board of Regents must prohibit university employees from obtaining tenure or continued status as a tenured employee after the employee reaches the normal retirement date under the Arizona State Retirement System.

First sponsor: Rep. Finchem (R - Dist 11)


 
H2003 Daily History  Date Action
No actions posted for this bill.
H2007: ASRS; POLITICAL SUBDIVISION PLANS; ADJUSTMENTS

An employee of a political subdivision who was previously a member of another public employee retirement system and who receives or is eligible to receive retirement benefits from that system is ineligible to receive service credit from the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) for the same period of employment. ASRS employers are permitted to correct a contributions error by making payment adjustments through the employer's payroll reporting if the adjustment is made within the same fiscal year and the employer obtains written consent from the employee.

First sponsor: Rep. Kavanagh (R - Dist 23)


 
H2007 Daily History  Date Action
ASRS; POLITICAL SUBDIVISION PLANS; ADJUSTMENTS 2/11 House COW approved. Passed House 55-5; ready for Senate.
ASRS; POLITICAL SUBDIVISION PLANS; ADJUSTMENTS 2/5 stricken from House consent calendar by Powers Hanley.
ASRS; POLITICAL SUBDIVISION PLANS; ADJUSTMENTS 2/4 from House rules okay. To House consent calendar.
ASRS; POLITICAL SUBDIVISION PLANS; ADJUSTMENTS 1/24 from House gov do pass.
ASRS; POLITICAL SUBDIVISION PLANS; ADJUSTMENTS 1/24 House gov do pass; report awaited.
ASRS; POLITICAL SUBDIVISION PLANS; ADJUSTMENTS 1/14 referred to House gov.
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)


 
H2038 Daily History  Date Action
EXPENDITURE REPORTING; HOSTED EVENT 2/14 passed House 32-28; ready for Senate.
EXPENDITURE REPORTING; HOSTED EVENT 2/14 House COW approved.
EXPENDITURE REPORTING; HOSTED EVENT 2/11 from House rules okay.
EXPENDITURE REPORTING; HOSTED EVENT 1/31 from House gov do pass.
EXPENDITURE REPORTING; HOSTED EVENT 1/17 referred to House gov.
H2057: FOREIGN AGENTS; REGISTRATION AND REGULATION

A person is prohibited from acting as an "agent of a "foreign principal" (defined) unless the person has filed with the Secretary of State a true and complete "registration statement" (defined), which must include a list of specified information. The registration statement must be executed under oath. Establishes various exemptions from registration. Establishes requirements for an agent of a foreign principal to transmit or cause to be transmitted any informational materials. Establishes penalties for violations.

First sponsor: Rep. Finchem (R - Dist 11)
Others: Rep. Roberts (R - Dist 11)


 
H2057 Daily History  Date Action
No actions posted for this bill.
H2088: PSPRS; NORMAL RETIREMENT; EMPLOYEE CONTRIBUTIONS

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

First sponsor: Rep. Chavez (D - Dist 29)


 
H2088 Daily History  Date Action
No actions posted for this bill.
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)


 
H2131 Daily History  Date Action
STATE AGENCIES; CITIZEN PORTAL; ACCESS 2/21 stricken from House consent calendar by Bolding.
STATE AGENCIES; CITIZEN PORTAL; ACCESS 2/21 from House rules okay.
STATE AGENCIES; CITIZEN PORTAL; ACCESS 2/20 to House consent calendar.
STATE AGENCIES; CITIZEN PORTAL; ACCESS 2/6 from House tech do pass.
STATE AGENCIES; CITIZEN PORTAL; ACCESS 1/28 referred to House tech.
H2182: PERMIT; LICENSE; DENIALS; AGENCY HEARING

In any case in which a license or permit is required before a person engages in any constitutionally protected activity, a municipality, county or agency is required to specify in clear and unambiguous language the criteria for approval of a license or permit unless the criteria are established by federal law. A court of competent jurisdiction is required to determine whether the language is clear and unambiguous. The appropriate agency is required to approve or deny the license or permit application within 30 days after the application is submitted unless another period of time is specified by law. A hearing in a contested case may be conducted in an informal manner if the parties agree to an informal hearing, if the agency is authorized by statute to use an informal hearing, if there is no disputed issue of material fact, or if the disputed issue of material fact involves $1,000 or less. If a party objects to an informal hearing, the presiding officer is required to resolve the objection on the basis of the pleadings. The presiding officer may deny the use of an informal hearing or may require a formal hearing after an informal hearing is commenced if s/he determines that cross-examination is necessary. In an informal hearing, the presiding officer regulates the course of the hearing and may limit or prohibit specified aspects of the hearing. AS PASSED HOUSE.

First sponsor: Rep. Grantham (R - Dist 12)


 
H2182 Daily History  Date Action
PERMIT; LICENSE; DENIALS; AGENCY HEARING 2/14 House COW approved with floor amend #4218, a substitute for amend 4055. Passed House 31-29; ready for Senate.
PERMIT; LICENSE; DENIALS; AGENCY HEARING 2/11 from House rules okay.
PERMIT; LICENSE; DENIALS; AGENCY HEARING 2/5 from House reg affairs with amend #4055.
PERMIT; LICENSE; DENIALS; AGENCY HEARING 2/4 House reg affairs amended; report awaited.
PERMIT; LICENSE; DENIALS; AGENCY HEARING 1/28 House reg affairs held.
PERMIT; LICENSE; DENIALS; AGENCY HEARING 1/24 referred to House reg affairs.
H2190: CORP; ACCIDENTAL DISABILITY; DEFINITION

For the purpose of the Corrections Officer Retirement Plan, the definition of "accidental disability" is modified to mean a physical or mental condition that the local board finds totally and permanently prevents an employee from performing a reasonable range of duties with equivalent pay and benefits within the employee's department, and that was incurred in the performance of the employee's duties.

First sponsor: Rep. Payne (R - Dist 21)


 
H2190 Daily History  Date Action
CORP; ACCIDENTAL DISABILITY; DEFINITION 2/7 from House gov do pass.
CORP; ACCIDENTAL DISABILITY; DEFINITION 2/7 House gov do pass; report awaited.
CORP; ACCIDENTAL DISABILITY; DEFINITION 1/30 from House pub safety do pass.
CORP; ACCIDENTAL DISABILITY; DEFINITION 1/24 referred to House pub safety, gov.
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)


 
H2259 Daily History  Date Action
No actions posted for this bill.
H2346: RETIREMENT SYSTEMS; INVESTMENT FEES; DISCLOSURES

Each "alternative investment manager" (defined) that receives capital commitments for an "alternative investment vehicle" (defined) from the governing board of a public retirement system is required to file a disclosure on each alternative investment vehicle at least annually with the State Treasurer. The disclosure must include a list of specified information, including the fees and expenses incurred, and compensation for the alternative investment manager's named executive officers. Applies to all new, amended, renewed or extended contracts beginning January 1, 2019. Retroactive to January 1, 2019.

First sponsor: Rep. Salman (D - Dist 26)
Others: Rep. Andrade (D - Dist 29), Rep. Blackman (R - Dist 6), Rep. Bolding (D - Dist 27), Rep. Butler (D - Dist 28), Rep. Campbell (R - Dist 1), Rep. Epstein (D - Dist 18), Rep. A. Hernandez (D - Dist 3), Sen. Mendez (D - Dist 26), Rep. Powers Hannley (D - Dist 9), Rep. Rivero (R - Dist 21), Rep. Roberts (R - Dist 11), Rep. Rodriguez (D - Dist 27), Rep. Sierra (D - Dist 19)


 
H2346 Daily History  Date Action
RETIREMENT SYSTEMS; INVESTMENT FEES; DISCLOSURES 1/29 referred to House gov, pub safety.
H2422: PUBLIC RETIREMENT SYSTEMS

Numerous changes relating to public retirement systems. The Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS) Board is required to establish a deferred compensation plan in which a PSPRS member may voluntarily participate, and plan provisions are specified. An active member of the Elected Officials' Defined Contribution Retirement System (EODCRS) or Public Safety Personnel Defined Contribution Retirement Plan (PSPDCRP) who volunteers or is ordered to perform military service is permitted to receive years of service for up to 60 months of military service as provided by federal law. The member's employer is required to make employer contributions and the member is required to make member contributions. Provides a process for paying contributions and crediting service. For deaths occurring from and after January 1, 2014 for the EODCRS or from and after July 1, 2017 for the PSPDCRP, in the case of a member who dies while performing qualified military service, the survivors of the member are entitled to any benefits, other than benefit accruals relating to the period of qualified military service, provided under the EODCRS or PSPDCRP as though the member resumed and then terminated employment on account of death. The provisions relating to defined contribution retirement plans are retroactive to the dates these death benefits are valid. Credited service provisions for military service members of the Arizona State Retirement System and PSPRS are extended to a member who served in any military reserve unit of any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.

First sponsor: Rep. Blackman (R - Dist 6)


 
H2422 Daily History  Date Action
PUBLIC RETIREMENT SYSTEMS 2/18 to House consent calendar. From House rules okay.
PUBLIC RETIREMENT SYSTEMS 2/7 from House gov do pass.
PUBLIC RETIREMENT SYSTEMS 2/7 House gov do pass; report awaited.
PUBLIC RETIREMENT SYSTEMS 1/30 referred to House gov.
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)


 
H2429 Daily History  Date Action
APPROP; EORP CONTRIBUTIONS; COUNTIES 2/14 from House appro do pass.
APPROP; EORP CONTRIBUTIONS; COUNTIES 2/13 House appro do pass; report awaited.
APPROP; EORP CONTRIBUTIONS; COUNTIES 2/7 from House gov do pass.
APPROP; EORP CONTRIBUTIONS; COUNTIES 2/7 House gov do pass; report awaited.
APPROP; EORP CONTRIBUTIONS; COUNTIES 1/30 referred to House gov, appro.
H2432: BANKING SERVICES; PRO RATA SHARE

Requires all state agencies to contribute a pro rata share of the overall cost of banking services provided by the State Treasurer's Office. The pro rata share is an unspecified percent (blank in original) of the total payroll of the state agency.

First sponsor: Rep. Cobb (R - Dist 5)
Others: Sen. Alston (D - Dist 24), Rep. Biasiucci (R - Dist 5), Rep. Kern (R - Dist 20)


 
H2432 Daily History  Date Action
BANKING SERVICES; PRO RATA SHARE 2/19 stricken from House COW consent calendar by Jermaine.
BANKING SERVICES; PRO RATA SHARE 2/18 to House COW consent calendar. From House rules okay.
BANKING SERVICES; PRO RATA SHARE 2/14 from House appro do pass.
BANKING SERVICES; PRO RATA SHARE 2/13 House appro do pass; report awaited.
BANKING SERVICES; PRO RATA SHARE 2/7 from House gov with amend #4095.
BANKING SERVICES; PRO RATA SHARE 2/7 House gov amended; report awaited.
BANKING SERVICES; PRO RATA SHARE 1/30 referred to House gov, appro.
H2501: ELECTRONIC RECORDS; STATE LIBRARY

The State Library is required to establish, operate and maintain a trusted electronic records repository to keep, preserve, secure and make available the electronic and digitized records of the state archives and the state documents program. The Maricopa County Clerk of the Superior Court is required to appropriate sufficient monies to the newly established Electronic Records Repository Fund, to be administered by the Director of the State Library, to fund a three-year pilot project to develop a trusted electronic records repository and archives management program. Appropriates $70,000 and 1 FTE position from the general fund in FY2023-24 to the Secretary of State for the purposes of this legislation.

First sponsor: Rep. Blackman (R - Dist 6)


 
H2501 Daily History  Date Action
ELECTRONIC RECORDS; STATE LIBRARY 2/21 from House appro do pass.
ELECTRONIC RECORDS; STATE LIBRARY 2/20 House appro do pass; report awaited.
ELECTRONIC RECORDS; STATE LIBRARY 2/14 from House gov with amend #4203.
ELECTRONIC RECORDS; STATE LIBRARY 2/14 House gov amended; report awaited.
ELECTRONIC RECORDS; STATE LIBRARY 2/4 referred to House gov, appro.
H2715: FEMININE HYGIENE PRODUCTS; PUBLIC BUILDINGS

Any "public building" (defined) that offers a restroom to members of the public is required to make "feminine hygiene products" (defined) available. Does not establish a private right of action.

First sponsor: Rep. Salman (D - Dist 26)


 
H2715 Daily History  Date Action
No actions posted for this bill.
H2724: GRRC; PETITION TO REQUEST REVIEW

A person is permitted to petition the Governor's Regulator Review Council (GRRC) to request a review of an existing agency practice, substantive policy statement, enforcement action or final rule of an agency established under statute governing campaign finance, including the Citizens Clean Elections Act, based on the person's belief that the practice, policy, action or rule does not meet the requirements of the Administrative Procedures Act, exceeds the agency's statutory authority or violates the state Constitution or the U.S. Constitution. If, after a public hearing, GRRC determines that the practice, policy, action or rule does not meet these requirements, GRRC is authorized to modify, revise or declare void any practice, policy, action or rule.

First sponsor: Rep. Biasiucci (R - Dist 5)
Others: Rep. Cobb (R - Dist 5)


 
H2724 Daily History  Date Action
GRRC; PETITION TO REQUEST REVIEW 2/21 stricken from House consent calendar by Shah and Salman.
GRRC; PETITION TO REQUEST REVIEW 2/21 from House rules okay.
GRRC; PETITION TO REQUEST REVIEW 2/20 to House consent calendar.
GRRC; PETITION TO REQUEST REVIEW 2/18 House reg affairs do pass; report awaited.
GRRC; PETITION TO REQUEST REVIEW 2/13 referred to House reg affairs.
H2729: CONFLICT OF INTEREST; PUBLIC OFFICERS

For the purpose of statutes prohibiting certain actions when a public officer or employee has a conflict of interest, the definition of "remote interest" is expanded to include the direct or indirect ownership interest of a public officer or employee in real property valued at $1,000 or less. A public officer or employee is prohibited from requiring an employee to perform an act in violation of conflict of interest statutes. A public officer or employee, while on government time, is prohibited from assisting in a political party or candidate activity, campaigning, or political fund-raising.

First sponsor: Rep. Blanc (D - Dist 26)
Others: Rep. Andrade (D - Dist 29), Rep. Rodriguez (D - Dist 27)


 
H2729 Daily History  Date Action
CONFLICT OF INTEREST; PUBLIC OFFICERS 2/13 referred to House gov.
H2741: CONTRACTING; INVESTMENTS; PROHIBITION; BORDER WALL

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

First sponsor: Rep. Bolding (D - Dist 27)


 
H2741 Daily History  Date Action
No actions posted for this bill.
S1010: ASRS; WAITING PERIOD; REPEAL

Statute requiring any state employee initially hired on or after July 20, 2011 to wait until the 27th week of employment to become a member of the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the ASRS Long-Term Disability Program is repealed.

First sponsor: Sen. Livingston (R - Dist 22)


 
S1010 Daily History  Date Action
ASRS; WAITING PERIOD; REPEAL 2/4 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
ASRS; WAITING PERIOD; REPEAL 1/29 to Senate consent calendar. From Senate rules okay.
ASRS; WAITING PERIOD; REPEAL 1/17 from Senate fin do pass.
ASRS; WAITING PERIOD; REPEAL 1/16 Senate fin do pass; report awaited.
ASRS; WAITING PERIOD; REPEAL 1/14 referred to Senate fin.
S1016: ASRS; INELIGIBLE CONTRIBUTIONS; UNFUNDED LIABILITY

The requirement for an employer to pay to Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) any unfunded liability resulting from providing benefits or credits to a person who is ineligible by statute for ASRS membership is expanded to apply if an employer pays contributions to the on behalf of any person who is ineligible by rule for ASRS membership or on compensation that is not eligible by statute or rule for ASRS contributions. The definition of "unfunded liability" is modified to establish a calculation for determining the unfunded liability for contributions on compensation that is not eligible by statute or rule for ASRS contributions.

First sponsor: Sen. Livingston (R - Dist 22)


 
S1016 Daily History  Date Action
ASRS; INELIGIBLE CONTRIBUTIONS; UNFUNDED LIABILITY 2/4 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
ASRS; INELIGIBLE CONTRIBUTIONS; UNFUNDED LIABILITY 1/29 to Senate consent calendar. From Senate rules okay.
ASRS; INELIGIBLE CONTRIBUTIONS; UNFUNDED LIABILITY 1/23 from Senate fin do pass.
ASRS; INELIGIBLE CONTRIBUTIONS; UNFUNDED LIABILITY 1/23 Senate fin do pass; report awaited.
ASRS; INELIGIBLE CONTRIBUTIONS; UNFUNDED LIABILITY 1/14 referred to Senate fin.
S1017: ASRS; PAYING INTEREST; AUTHORIZATION

The Arizona State Retirement System is prohibited from paying interest on any amount paid to a member, an alternate payee or an employer unless specifically authorized by statute. AS PASSED SENATE.

First sponsor: Sen. Livingston (R - Dist 22)


 
S1017 Daily History  Date Action
ASRS; PAYING INTEREST; AUTHORIZATION 2/6 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
ASRS; PAYING INTEREST; AUTHORIZATION 2/5 Senate COW approved with amend #4006.
ASRS; PAYING INTEREST; AUTHORIZATION 1/29 from Senate rules okay.
ASRS; PAYING INTEREST; AUTHORIZATION 1/24 from Senate fin with amend #4006.
ASRS; PAYING INTEREST; AUTHORIZATION 1/23 Senate fin amended; report awaited.
ASRS; PAYING INTEREST; AUTHORIZATION 1/14 referred to Senate fin.
S1018: ASRS; COMPENSATION; DEFINITION

For members of the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) whose membership began on or after January 1, 2020, the definition of "compensation" for the purpose of calculating retirement benefits is modified to mean only gross wages paid to the member by the employer for services rendered during the period considered as credited service, with a list of specified exclusions.

First sponsor: Sen. Livingston (R - Dist 22)


 
S1018 Daily History  Date Action
ASRS; COMPENSATION; DEFINITION 2/5 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
ASRS; COMPENSATION; DEFINITION 1/29 to Senate consent calendar. From Senate rules okay.
ASRS; COMPENSATION; DEFINITION 1/23 from Senate fin do pass.
ASRS; COMPENSATION; DEFINITION 1/23 Senate fin do pass; report awaited.
ASRS; COMPENSATION; DEFINITION 1/14 referred to Senate fin.
S1028: COMPUTATION OF TIME; DAY; PORTION

For the purposes of computing time in which an act is required to be done by Arizona statutes, any fraction or portion of the 24-hour period from midnight to midnight constitutes the first day.

First sponsor: Sen. Carter (R - Dist 15)


 
S1028 Daily History  Date Action
COMPUTATION OF TIME; DAY; PORTION 2/14 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
COMPUTATION OF TIME; DAY; PORTION 2/11 to Senate consent calendar. 2/12 from Senate rules okay.
COMPUTATION OF TIME; DAY; PORTION 2/6 from Senate trans-pub safety do pass.
COMPUTATION OF TIME; DAY; PORTION 1/14 referred to Senate trans-pub safety.
S1064: COURT SECURITY OFFICERS; CERTIFICATION; POWERS

Each court is authorized to use certified court security officers, and the Supreme Court is required to certify court security officers. A certified court security officer has all of the law enforcement powers of a peace officer in Arizona in the performance of the officer's duties. A certified court security officer is not eligible for enrollment in public retirement plans due solely to employment as a certified court security officer.

First sponsor: Sen. Borrelli (R - Dist 5)


 
S1064 Daily History  Date Action
COURT SECURITY OFFICERS; CERTIFICATION; POWERS 2/11 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
COURT SECURITY OFFICERS; CERTIFICATION; POWERS 2/4 to Senate consent calendar. From Senate rules okay.
COURT SECURITY OFFICERS; CERTIFICATION; POWERS 1/29 from Senate gov do pass.
COURT SECURITY OFFICERS; CERTIFICATION; POWERS 1/28 Senate gov do pass; report awaited.
COURT SECURITY OFFICERS; CERTIFICATION; POWERS 1/16 referred to Senate gov.
S1079: ASRS; LONG-TERM DISABILITY PROGRAM

Various changes relating to the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) Long-Term Disability (LTD) Program. ASRS or its contracted administrator is authorized to investigate information that indicates a member may have falsified information related to LTD Program eligibility or benefits or may not otherwise meet the requirements of the LTD Program. Modifies definitions.

First sponsor: Sen. Livingston (R - Dist 22)


 
S1079 Daily History  Date Action
ASRS; LONG-TERM DISABILITY PROGRAM 2/14 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
ASRS; LONG-TERM DISABILITY PROGRAM 2/11 to Senate consent calendar. 2/12 from Senate rules okay.
ASRS; LONG-TERM DISABILITY PROGRAM 1/23 from Senate fin do pass.
ASRS; LONG-TERM DISABILITY PROGRAM 1/23 Senate fin do pass; report awaited.
ASRS; LONG-TERM DISABILITY PROGRAM 1/17 referred to Senate fin.
S1113: INSURANCE; INFORMATION PRACTICES

An insurance institution or insurance producer is not required to provide a personal information notice with a notice of annual policy renewal or a notice of a policy reinstatement or change in insurance benefits if the institution or producer provides personal information in accordance with statutory requirements and has not changed the policies and practices related to disclosing personal information since the customer was last notified.

First sponsor: Sen. Livingston (R - Dist 22)


 
S1113 Daily History  Date Action
INSURANCE; INFORMATION PRACTICES 2/7 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
INSURANCE; INFORMATION PRACTICES 2/4 to Senate consent calendar. From Senate rules okay.
INSURANCE; INFORMATION PRACTICES 1/31 from Senate fin do pass.
INSURANCE; INFORMATION PRACTICES 1/30 Senate fin do pass; report awaited.
INSURANCE; INFORMATION PRACTICES 1/22 referred to Senate fin.
S1135: PUBLIC RECORDS; RESPONSES

Access to a public record is deemed denied if a custodian fails to respond to a request for production of a public record within 10 business days after receiving the request. The methods by which a custodian may respond are specified, including providing the record, notifying the requesting person that the request is under review or is denied, and notifying the requesting person that the public body does not maintain the record and directing the person to the public body that maintains the record.

First sponsor: Sen. Bowie (D - Dist 18)
Others: Rep. Jermaine (D - Dist 18), Rep. Lieberman (D - Dist 28)


 
S1135 Daily History  Date Action
PUBLIC RECORDS; RESPONSES 1/22 referred to Senate gov.
S1146: PSPRS; EORP; CORP; MODIFICATIONS

Various changes to statutes governing the Elected Officials Retirement Plan (EORP), the Corrections Officer Retirement Plan (CORP), and the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS). Retroactive to July 20, 2011, an active elected official who became a member of EORP before January 1, 2012, or an active member who became a member of PSPRS or CORP before January 1, 2012, is permitted to redeem any amount of eligible prior service without having to have accrued any minimum amount of credited service in the plan. Retroactive to July 1, 2017, for PSPRS or CORP members enrolled before July 1, 2017, the discount rate is the assumed rate of return that is prescribed by the PSPRS Board. By June 30, 2019, the PSPRS Board is authorized to choose to require interest to be paid on monies returned to members of a retirement plan or system under the jurisdiction of the board for the period of time between the transaction until a date to be determined by the PSPRS Board, but not later than the effective date of this legislation. Emergency clause.

First sponsor: Sen. Livingston (R - Dist 22)


 
S1146 Daily History  Date Action
PSPRS; EORP; CORP; MODIFICATIONS 2/7 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
PSPRS; EORP; CORP; MODIFICATIONS 2/4 to Senate consent calendar. From Senate rules okay.
PSPRS; EORP; CORP; MODIFICATIONS 1/31 from Senate fin do pass.
PSPRS; EORP; CORP; MODIFICATIONS 1/30 Senate fin do pass; report awaited.
PSPRS; EORP; CORP; MODIFICATIONS 1/23 referred to Senate fin.
S1164: OMBUDSMAN-CITIZENS AIDE; EXECUTIVE SESSION; ACCESS

The Obmudsman-Citizens Aide, when investigating alleged violations of public meeting law, is added to the list of persons who are permitted to review minutes and discussions made at executive sessions.

First sponsor: Sen. D. Farnsworth (R - Dist 16)
Others: Sen. Contreras (D - Dist 19), Sen. Kerr (R - Dist 13), Sen. Leach (R - Dist 11), Sen. Livingston (R - Dist 22), Sen. Quezada (D - Dist 29), Sen. Ugenti-Rita (R - Dist 23)


 
S1164 Daily History  Date Action
OMBUDSMAN-CITIZENS AIDE; EXECUTIVE SESSION; ACCESS 2/14 passed Senate 29-0; ready for House.
OMBUDSMAN-CITIZENS AIDE; EXECUTIVE SESSION; ACCESS 2/11 to Senate consent calendar. 2/12 from Senate rules okay.
OMBUDSMAN-CITIZENS AIDE; EXECUTIVE SESSION; ACCESS 2/5 from Senate gov do pass.
OMBUDSMAN-CITIZENS AIDE; EXECUTIVE SESSION; ACCESS 2/4 Senate gov do pass; report awaited.
OMBUDSMAN-CITIZENS AIDE; EXECUTIVE SESSION; ACCESS 1/23 referred to Senate gov.
S1167: ISRAEL BOYCOTT DIVESTMENTS

Various changes to statutes prohibiting a public entity from entering into a contract with a company that does business in Israel. Applies the prohibition only to companies with ten or more full-time employees and only to contracts with a value of $100,000 or more. Declares that the prohibition does not apply to a boycott prohibited by federal code or regulations.

First sponsor: Sen. Boyer (R - Dist 20)
Others: Sen. Alston (D - Dist 24), Rep. Barto (R - Dist 15), Sen. Borrelli (R - Dist 5), Sen. Bowie (D - Dist 18), Sen. Brophy McGee (R - Dist 28), Rep. Carroll (R - Dist 22), Rep. Finchem (R - Dist 11), Sen. Gowan (R - Dist 14), Sen. Gray (R - Dist 21), Rep. Kavanagh (R - Dist 23), Rep. Kern (R - Dist 20), Sen. Kerr (R - Dist 13), Sen. Leach (R - Dist 11), Sen. Livingston (R - Dist 22), Sen. Mesnard (R - Dist 17)


 
S1167 Daily History  Date Action
ISRAEL BOYCOTT DIVESTMENTS 2/13 passed Senate 22-8; ready for House.
ISRAEL BOYCOTT DIVESTMENTS 2/12 Senate COW approved.
ISRAEL BOYCOTT DIVESTMENTS 2/11 retained on Senate COW calendar.
ISRAEL BOYCOTT DIVESTMENTS 2/5 from Senate rules okay.
ISRAEL BOYCOTT DIVESTMENTS 2/4 from Senate com do pass.
ISRAEL BOYCOTT DIVESTMENTS 1/31 Senate com do pass; report awaited.
ISRAEL BOYCOTT DIVESTMENTS 1/24 referred to Senate com.
S1186: MUNICIPALITIES; PENSION FUND; TRANSFER

A municipality that maintains a fire fighters' relief and pension fund for past and/or present volunteer and/or part-time firefighters, is permitted to elect to transfer excess monies from the fund to the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS) to be applied to any past or present unfunded liability. Before transferring any monies to the PSPRS, the municipality is required to determine by actuarial procedures the amount necessary to fully fund any benefits accrued for part-time or volunteer firefighters as of the date of the proposed transfer.

First sponsor: Sen. Pratt (R - Dist 8)


 
S1186 Daily History  Date Action
MUNICIPALITIES; PENSION FUND; TRANSFER 2/14 passed Senate 29-0; ready for House.
MUNICIPALITIES; PENSION FUND; TRANSFER 2/11 to Senate consent calendar. 2/12 from Senate rules okay.
MUNICIPALITIES; PENSION FUND; TRANSFER 2/7 from Senate fin do pass.
MUNICIPALITIES; PENSION FUND; TRANSFER 2/6 Senate fin do pass; report awaited.
MUNICIPALITIES; PENSION FUND; TRANSFER 1/28 referred to Senate fin.
S1195: PUBLIC FACILITIES; ENVIRONMENTAL POLICIES

By July 1, 2024, all state agencies, universities, school districts, and community college districts must purchase at least 10 percent of their energy from "green sources" (defined), and all existing state buildings that are more than 50,000 square feet must conform to the leadership in energy and environmental design (LEED) existing building standards. All new or leased state buildings must conform to the LEED rating system. The Department of Administration, Department of Transportation, and Arizona Board of Regents must reduce energy use in public buildings they administer by 20 percent per square foot by July 1, 2026, using FY2001-2002 as the baseline year. Establishes the Energy & Water Efficiency Fund for public facilities to be administered by the Arizona Commerce Authority. The Fund will provide loans to finance energy and water efficiency measures for public facilities and terminates on July 1, 2029. By December 31, 2020, school districts and charter schools are required to adopt green cleaning policies and purchase and use environmentally sensitive cleaning products. Also establishes an 11-member Green Public Schools Task Force to recommend a model green cleaning policy for public schools. The Task Force must submit a report to the Governor and the Legislature by November 1, 2020 and self-repeals January 1, 2021.

First sponsor: Sen. Mendez (D - Dist 26)
Others: Sen. Dalessandro (D - Dist 2), Rep. Longdon (D - Dist 24), Sen. Peshlakai (D - Dist 7), Sen. Rios (D - Dist 27), Rep. Rodriguez (D - Dist 27), Rep. Salman (D - Dist 26)


 
S1195 Daily History  Date Action
PUBLIC FACILITIES; ENVIRONMENTAL POLICIES 1/28 referred to Senate nat res-energy, educ.
S1213: TAX CREDITS; AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Establishes a credit against individual and corporate income taxes and insurance premium taxes for projects that qualify for the federal low-income housing tax credit and that are placed in service from and after June 30, 2020. The credit is equal to the amount of the federal low-income housing credit for the qualified project. To claim the credit, a taxpayer is required to apply to the Arizona Department of Housing and receive an eligibility statement. If the amount of the credit exceeds taxes due, the taxpayer may carry the unused amount forward for up to five consecutive taxable years. The maximum aggregate credit amount is $12 million in any calendar year. Effective January 1, 2020.

First sponsor: Sen. Livingston (R - Dist 22)


 
S1213 Daily History  Date Action
TAX CREDITS; AFFORDABLE HOUSING 2/20 Senate fin amended; report awaited.
TAX CREDITS; AFFORDABLE HOUSING 2/20 withdrawn from Senate appro.
TAX CREDITS; AFFORDABLE HOUSING 1/28 referred to Senate fin, appro.
S1232: ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS; REVIEW; ANTICOMPETITIVE ACTIONS

If a licensing authority rejects or modifies the decision of the administrative law judge (ALJ) in an appealable agency action or contested case, within 30 days, a separate independent hearing must be held to determine whether the decision or action of the licensing authority is unreasonably anticompetitive and furthers a clearly articulated state policy to displace competition in the regulated market. The ALJ who participated in the agency action or contested case hearing is prohibited from being assigned to conduct the separate hearing. The ALJ who conducts the separate hearing is required to issue a written decision to approve, reject or modify the decision or action of the licensing authority.

First sponsor: Sen. D. Farnsworth (R - Dist 16)


 
S1232 Daily History  Date Action
ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS; REVIEW; ANTICOMPETITIVE ACTIONS 2/14 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS; REVIEW; ANTICOMPETITIVE ACTIONS 2/11 to Senate consent calendar. 2/12 from Senate rules okay.
ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS; REVIEW; ANTICOMPETITIVE ACTIONS 2/5 from Senate gov do pass.
ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS; REVIEW; ANTICOMPETITIVE ACTIONS 2/4 Senate gov do pass; report awaited.
ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS; REVIEW; ANTICOMPETITIVE ACTIONS 1/29 referred to Senate gov.
S1293: 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: Sen. Gowan (R - Dist 14)


 
S1293 Daily History  Date Action
APPROP; EORP CONTRIBUTIONS; COUNTIES 2/21 passed Senate 28-2; ready for House.
APPROP; EORP CONTRIBUTIONS; COUNTIES 2/19 from Senate rules okay.
APPROP; EORP CONTRIBUTIONS; COUNTIES 2/18 to Senate consent calendar.
APPROP; EORP CONTRIBUTIONS; COUNTIES 2/13 from Senate appro do pass.
APPROP; EORP CONTRIBUTIONS; COUNTIES 2/12 Senate appro do pass; report awaited.
APPROP; EORP CONTRIBUTIONS; COUNTIES 1/30 referred to Senate appro.
S1452: PSPRS; NORMAL RETIREMENT; AGE

For an employee who becomes a member of the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System on or after July 1, 2017, the "normal retirement date" is changed to the first day of the calendar month immediately following the employee's completion of 15 years of credited service if the employee is at least 54 years of age, reduced from 55. Retroactive to July 1, 2017.

First sponsor: Sen. Rios (D - Dist 27)
Others: Sen. Alston (D - Dist 24), Rep. Andrade (D - Dist 29), Sen. Boyer (R - Dist 20), Sen. Contreras (D - Dist 19), Sen. Gonzales (D - Dist 3), Sen. Otondo (D - Dist 4), Sen. Steele (D - Dist 9)


 
S1452 Daily History  Date Action
PSPRS; NORMAL RETIREMENT; AGE 2/5 referred to Senate fin.