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54th Legislature - 1st Regular Session, 2019 Sunday, Jun 16 2019 11:47 AM
2019 Legislation
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Bill Summaries
H2003: UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES; TENURE; RETIREMENT ELIGIBILITY Questions/Comments

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
UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES; TENURE; RETIREMENT ELIGIBILITY 4/25 referred to House rules only.
H2007: ASRS; POLITICAL SUBDIVISION PLANS; ADJUSTMENTS Questions/Comments

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. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

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


 
H2007 Daily History  Date Action
ASRS; POLITICAL SUBDIVISION PLANS; ADJUSTMENTS 3/22 signed by governor. Chap. 25, Laws 2019.
ASRS; POLITICAL SUBDIVISION PLANS; ADJUSTMENTS 3/18 passed Senate 30-0; ready for governor.
ASRS; POLITICAL SUBDIVISION PLANS; ADJUSTMENTS 3/12 from Senate rules okay.
ASRS; POLITICAL SUBDIVISION PLANS; ADJUSTMENTS 3/11 to Senate consent calendar.
ASRS; POLITICAL SUBDIVISION PLANS; ADJUSTMENTS 3/7 from Senate fin do pass.
ASRS; POLITICAL SUBDIVISION PLANS; ADJUSTMENTS 3/6 Senate fin do pass; report awaited.
ASRS; POLITICAL SUBDIVISION PLANS; ADJUSTMENTS 2/25 referred to Senate fin.
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.
H2088: PSPRS; NORMAL RETIREMENT; EMPLOYEE CONTRIBUTIONS Questions/Comments

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
PSPRS; NORMAL RETIREMENT; EMPLOYEE CONTRIBUTIONS 4/29 referred to House rules only.
H2113: PUBLIC RESTROOMS; DIAPER CHANGING STATIONS (DIRECT PRIMARY CARE PROVIDERS; DENTISTS) Questions/Comments

Any "public entity" (defined) that constructs a new restroom or "totally renovates" (defined) an existing restroom that is accessible to the public in a "public building" (defined) is required to include in at least one restroom in each building at least one changing station that is capable of serving both a baby and an adult and that is accessible to both men and women. The "responsible authority" (defined) is permitted to grant an exemption from this requirement if the installation would not be feasible or would result in failure to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Does not establish a private right of action. Applies to construction and renovation projects in which the design has been approved on and after January 1, 2020. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Griffin (R - Dist 14)


 
H2113 Daily History  Date Action
PUBLIC RESTROOMS; DIAPER CHANGING STATIONS 5/7 signed by governor. Chap. 176, Laws 2019.
PUBLIC RESTROOMS; DIAPER CHANGING STATIONS 5/1 House concurred in Senate amendments and passed on final reading 56-2; ready for governor.
PUBLIC RESTROOMS; DIAPER CHANGING STATIONS 4/25 passed Senate 26-3; ready for House action on Senate amendments.
PUBLIC RESTROOMS; DIAPER CHANGING STATIONS 4/24 Senate COW approved with amend #4877 and floor amend #5030. NOTE SHORT TITLE CHANGE.
DIRECT PRIMARY CARE PROVIDERS; DENTISTS 4/23 from Senate rules okay.
DIRECT PRIMARY CARE PROVIDERS; DENTISTS 3/28 from Senate hel-hu ser with amend #4877.
DIRECT PRIMARY CARE PROVIDERS; DENTISTS 3/27 Senate hel-hu ser amended; report awaited.
DIRECT PRIMARY CARE PROVIDERS; DENTISTS 2/28 referred to Senate hel-hu ser.
DIRECT PRIMARY CARE PROVIDERS; DENTISTS 2/26 House COW approved with amend #4206. Passed House 59-0; ready for Senate.
DIRECT PRIMARY CARE PROVIDERS; DENTISTS 2/21 from House rules okay.
DIRECT PRIMARY CARE PROVIDERS; DENTISTS 2/14 from House hel-hu ser with amend #4206.
DIRECT PRIMARY CARE PROVIDERS; DENTISTS 2/14 House hel-hu ser amended; report awaited.
DIRECT PRIMARY CARE PROVIDERS; DENTISTS 1/31 House hel-hu ser held.
DIRECT PRIMARY CARE PROVIDERS; DENTISTS 1/28 referred to House hel-hu ser.
H2131: STATE AGENCIES; CITIZEN PORTAL; ACCESS Questions/Comments

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 4/9 from Senate rules okay.
STATE AGENCIES; CITIZEN PORTAL; ACCESS 3/19 from Senate gov with amend #4802.
STATE AGENCIES; CITIZEN PORTAL; ACCESS 3/18 Senate gov amended; report awaited.
STATE AGENCIES; CITIZEN PORTAL; ACCESS 2/28 referred to Senate gov.
STATE AGENCIES; CITIZEN PORTAL; ACCESS 2/26 House COW approved. Passed House 33-26; ready for Senate.
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.
H2190: CORP; ACCIDENTAL DISABILITY; DEFINITION Questions/Comments

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 within the employee's department, and that was incurred in the performance of the employee's duties. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

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


 
H2190 Daily History  Date Action
CORP; ACCIDENTAL DISABILITY; DEFINITION 6/7 signed by governor. Chap. 286, Laws 2019..
CORP; ACCIDENTAL DISABILITY; DEFINITION 5/27 House concurred in Senate amendments and passed on final reading 52-8; ready for governor.
CORP; ACCIDENTAL DISABILITY; DEFINITION 5/24 from Senate rules okay. Senate COW approved with amend #4940. Passed Senate 23-3; ready for House action on Senate amendments.
CORP; ACCIDENTAL DISABILITY; DEFINITION 4/4 from Senate appro with amend #4940.
CORP; ACCIDENTAL DISABILITY; DEFINITION 4/2 Senate appro amended; report awaited.
CORP; ACCIDENTAL DISABILITY; DEFINITION 3/28 referred to Senate appro.
CORP; ACCIDENTAL DISABILITY; DEFINITION 3/27 passed House 58-2; ready for Senate.
CORP; ACCIDENTAL DISABILITY; DEFINITION 3/7 House COW approved.
CORP; ACCIDENTAL DISABILITY; DEFINITION 2/26 from House rules okay.
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 Questions/Comments

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
WEBSITES; PERSONAL INFORMATION; ACCESS 5/1 referred to House rules only.
H2346: RETIREMENT SYSTEMS; INVESTMENT FEES; DISCLOSURES Questions/Comments

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 Questions/Comments

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. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

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


 
H2422 Daily History  Date Action
PUBLIC RETIREMENT SYSTEMS 3/26 signed by governor. Chap. 36, Laws 2019.
PUBLIC RETIREMENT SYSTEMS 3/20 Senate COW approved. Passed Senate 29-0; ready for governor.
PUBLIC RETIREMENT SYSTEMS 3/19 from Senate rules okay.
PUBLIC RETIREMENT SYSTEMS 3/14 from Senate fin do pass.
PUBLIC RETIREMENT SYSTEMS 3/4 referred to Senate fin.
PUBLIC RETIREMENT SYSTEMS 2/27 passed House 59-0; ready for Senate.
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 Questions/Comments

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 3/19 FAILED to pass House 17-42.
APPROP; EORP CONTRIBUTIONS; COUNTIES 3/14 House COW approved.
APPROP; EORP CONTRIBUTIONS; COUNTIES 3/6 from House rules okay.
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: STATE TREASURER'S OFFICE; FUNDS (BANKING SERVICES; PRO RATA SHARE) Questions/Comments

The State Treasurer's Management Fund is repealed, and monies received by the State Treasurer from management fees of the long-term local government investment pools are deposited in the State Treasurer's Operating Fund. All appropriated monies that remain unexpended and unencumbered in the State Treasurer's Management Fund are transferred to the State Treasurer's Operating Fund on the effective date of this legislation. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

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
STATE TREASURER'S OFFICE; FUNDS 4/30 signed by governor. Chap. 154, Laws 2019.
STATE TREASURER'S OFFICE; FUNDS 4/24 House concurred in Senate amendments and passed on final reading 58-0; ready for governor.
STATE TREASURER'S OFFICE; FUNDS 4/18 passed Senate 28-0; ready for House action on Senate amendments.
STATE TREASURER'S OFFICE; FUNDS 4/17 Senate COW approved with amend #4800 and floor amend #5007. NOTE SHORT TITLE CHANGE.
BANKING SERVICES; PRO RATA SHARE 4/9 from Senate rules okay.
BANKING SERVICES; PRO RATA SHARE 3/19 from Senate gov with amend #4800.
BANKING SERVICES; PRO RATA SHARE 3/18 Senate gov amended; report awaited.
BANKING SERVICES; PRO RATA SHARE 3/5 referred to Senate gov.
BANKING SERVICES; PRO RATA SHARE 3/4 passed House 49-10; ready for Senate.
BANKING SERVICES; PRO RATA SHARE 2/27 House COW approved with amend #4102.
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 #4102.
BANKING SERVICES; PRO RATA SHARE 2/7 House gov amended; report awaited.
BANKING SERVICES; PRO RATA SHARE 1/30 referred to House gov, appro.
H2729: CONFLICT OF INTEREST; PUBLIC OFFICERS Questions/Comments

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 Questions/Comments

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
CONTRACTING; INVESTMENTS; PROHIBITION; BORDER WALL 5/8 referred to House rules only.
H2747: BUDGET; GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT; 2019-20 Questions/Comments

The "feed bill" for FY2019-20, containing appropriations for state agencies and programs. Provisions include: Appropriates $3.8 billion in FY2019-20 for basic state aid to school districts for maintenance and operations funding, which includes an increase of $164.7 million that the Legislature and Governor intend to be used for teacher salary increases and that are in addition to teacher salary increases provided for FY2018-19. Continues deferment of $930.7 million in basic state aid payments to schools until FY2020-21. Appropriates $30 million from the general fund in FY2021-22 to the Superintendent of Public Instruction for basic state aid to eliminate the K-12 rollover for school districts with a student count of less than 1,350 students. Makes a supplemental appropriation in FY2019-20 of $1 million from the general fund to the Superintendent of Public Instruction for gifted education. Makes a supplemental appropriation of $25 million from the general fund in FY2018-19 to the School Facilities Board for building renewal grants. Appropriates $35 million from the general fund in FY2019-20 to the three state universities for capital improvements or operating expenditures. Makes supplemental appropriations from the Federal Child Care and Development Fund Block Grant in FY2018-19 of $7.4 million to the Department of Child Safety and $48.4 million to the Department of Economic Security (DES) for child care subsidies to increase the number of children served and to increase maximum reimbursement levels. Makes a supplemental appropriation of $10.4 million from the general fund, $1 million from the Health Services Lottery Monies Fund and $24 million from developmental disabilities Medicaid expenditure authority in FY2018-19 to DES for Division of Developmental Disabilities program expenses. Appropriates $1 million from the general fund in FY2019-20 to DES for the Family Caregiver Grant Program. Appropriates $271.1 million from the general fund in each of FY2018-19 and FY2019-20 to the Budget Stabilization Fund. Deposits $7.32 million received in FY2019-20 from vehicle license taxes in the general fund instead of the State Highway Fund. Appropriates the following amounts from the general fund in FY2019-20 to the Department of Administration (DOA) for distribution to counties for maintenance of essential county services: $7.15 million for distribution to counties with a population of less than 900,000, $500,000 for distribution to a county with a population of more than 30,000 and less than 40,000 (Graham County), and $3 million to supplement the normal cost plus an amount to amortize the unfunded accrued liability in the Elected Officials' Retirement Plan, which DOA is required to allocated equally among all counties with a population of less than 300,000 persons. Appropriates $190 million from the general fund in FY2019-20 to DOA to retire the lease-purchase agreements for state owned facilities entered into pursuant to the FY2010-11 budget. Appropriates $53.7 million from the general fund in FY2019-20 to DOA for debt service payments on the sale and leaseback of state buildings. Appropriates specified amounts to specified state agencies in FY2019-20 for employee salary increases, and specifies the positions that the legislature intends to receive the salary increases. Within 10 days after receipt of a complaint alleging a violation of statute prohibiting the use of school resources to influence an election, the Attorney General is required forward a copy of the complaint to the Governor and the Legislature. Makes various supplemental appropriations for FY2018-19. Requires various reports and makes various fund transfers. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Rep. Bowers (R - Dist 25)
Others: Rep. Cobb (R - Dist 5)


 
H2747 Daily History  Date Action
BUDGET; GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT; 2019-20 5/31 signed by governor. Chap. 263, Laws 2019.
BUDGET; GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT; 2019-20 5/27 Substituted in Senate for identical S1548 and passed 16-13; ready for governor.
BUDGET; GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT; 2019-20 5/25 House COW approved with floor amend #5143 and #5144. Passed House 31-28; ready for Senate.
BUDGET; GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT; 2019-20 5/23 from House rules okay.
BUDGET; GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT; 2019-20 5/23 from House appro do pass.
BUDGET; GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT; 2019-20 5/22 House appro do pass; report awaited.
BUDGET; GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT; 2019-20 5/21 referred to House appro.
S1010: ASRS; WAITING PERIOD; REPEAL Questions/Comments

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 3/7 from House gov do pass.
ASRS; WAITING PERIOD; REPEAL 2/26 referred to House gov.
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 Questions/Comments

The requirement for an employer to pay to the 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 ASRS 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. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

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


 
S1016 Daily History  Date Action
ASRS; INELIGIBLE CONTRIBUTIONS; UNFUNDED LIABILITY 4/30 signed by governor. Chap. 158, Laws 2019.
ASRS; INELIGIBLE CONTRIBUTIONS; UNFUNDED LIABILITY 4/23 passed House 59-0; ready for governor.
ASRS; INELIGIBLE CONTRIBUTIONS; UNFUNDED LIABILITY 3/18 from House rules okay. To House consent calendar.
ASRS; INELIGIBLE CONTRIBUTIONS; UNFUNDED LIABILITY 3/7 from House gov do pass.
ASRS; INELIGIBLE CONTRIBUTIONS; UNFUNDED LIABILITY 2/26 referred to House gov.
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 Questions/Comments

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 SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

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


 
S1017 Daily History  Date Action
ASRS; PAYING INTEREST; AUTHORIZATION 3/29 signed by governor. Chap. 37, Laws 2019.
ASRS; PAYING INTEREST; AUTHORIZATION 3/21 passed House 38-21; ready for governor.
ASRS; PAYING INTEREST; AUTHORIZATION 3/21 House COW approved.
ASRS; PAYING INTEREST; AUTHORIZATION 3/19 stricken from House consent calendar by Rodriguez.
ASRS; PAYING INTEREST; AUTHORIZATION 3/18 from House rules okay. To House consent calendar.
ASRS; PAYING INTEREST; AUTHORIZATION 3/7 from House gov do pass.
ASRS; PAYING INTEREST; AUTHORIZATION 2/26 referred to House gov.
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 Questions/Comments

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. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

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


 
S1018 Daily History  Date Action
ASRS; COMPENSATION; DEFINITION 5/7 signed by governor. Chap. 181, Laws 2019.
ASRS; COMPENSATION; DEFINITION 4/30 passed House 59-0; ready for governor.
ASRS; COMPENSATION; DEFINITION 4/3 from House rules okay.
ASRS; COMPENSATION; DEFINITION 4/1 to House consent calendar.
ASRS; COMPENSATION; DEFINITION 3/14 from House gov do pass.
ASRS; COMPENSATION; DEFINITION 2/26 referred to House gov.
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 Questions/Comments

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 4/1 additionally referred to House appro.
COMPUTATION OF TIME; DAY; PORTION 3/21 from House gov do pass.
COMPUTATION OF TIME; DAY; PORTION 3/14 House gov held.
COMPUTATION OF TIME; DAY; PORTION 2/26 referred to House gov.
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 Questions/Comments

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, in the performance of the officer's duties, is authorized to take a list of actions, including detaining a person on the premises with reasonable cause, refusing to allow a weapon or unlawful material in a judicial branch facility, and respond to threats to and emergencies involving a judicial branch employee in a judicial branch facility. A certified court security officer is not eligible for enrollment in public retirement plans due solely to employment as a certified court security officer. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

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


 
S1064 Daily History  Date Action
COURT SECURITY OFFICERS; CERTIFICATION; POWERS 6/7 signed by governor. Chap. 300, Laws 2019.
COURT SECURITY OFFICERS; CERTIFICATION; POWERS 5/27 House COW approved with floor amend #5183, a substitute for amend 4768. Passed House 49-11; ready for Senate action on House amendments. Senate concurred in House amendments and passed on final reading 28-0; ready for governor.
COURT SECURITY OFFICERS; CERTIFICATION; POWERS 4/9 from House rules okay.
COURT SECURITY OFFICERS; CERTIFICATION; POWERS 3/14 from House jud with amend #4768.
COURT SECURITY OFFICERS; CERTIFICATION; POWERS 3/13 House jud amended; report awaited.
COURT SECURITY OFFICERS; CERTIFICATION; POWERS 3/6 House jud held.
COURT SECURITY OFFICERS; CERTIFICATION; POWERS 2/26 referred to House jud.
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 Questions/Comments

Various changes relating to the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) Long-Term Disability (LTD) Program. An ASRS member is considered to have a disability if, based on objective medical evidence, during the first 30 months of a period of disability, the member is unable to perform one or more duties of the member's occupation, instead of being unable to perform all duties of the member's position. 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. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

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


 
S1079 Daily History  Date Action
ASRS; LONG-TERM DISABILITY PROGRAM 5/8 signed by governor. Chap. 192, Laws 2019.
ASRS; LONG-TERM DISABILITY PROGRAM 5/1 passed House 58-0; ready for governor.
ASRS; LONG-TERM DISABILITY PROGRAM 3/18 from House rules okay. To House consent calendar.
ASRS; LONG-TERM DISABILITY PROGRAM 3/7 from House gov do pass.
ASRS; LONG-TERM DISABILITY PROGRAM 2/26 referred to House gov.
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.
S1135: PUBLIC RECORDS; RESPONSES Questions/Comments

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 Questions/Comments

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. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

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


 
S1146 Daily History  Date Action
PSPRS; EORP; CORP; MODIFICATIONS 4/1 signed by governor. Chap. 38, Laws 2019.
PSPRS; EORP; CORP; MODIFICATIONS 3/27 passed House 58-2; ready for governor.
PSPRS; EORP; CORP; MODIFICATIONS 3/18 from House rules okay. To House consent calendar.
PSPRS; EORP; CORP; MODIFICATIONS 3/7 from House gov do pass.
PSPRS; EORP; CORP; MODIFICATIONS 2/26 referred to House gov.
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.
S1167: ISRAEL BOYCOTT DIVESTMENTS Questions/Comments

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 that engage in for-profit activity and that have 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. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

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 4/16 signed by governor. Chap. 94, Laws 2019.
ISRAEL BOYCOTT DIVESTMENTS 4/10 Senate concurred in House amendments and passed on final reading 19-10; ready for governor.
ISRAEL BOYCOTT DIVESTMENTS 4/8 House COW approved with amend #4826. Passed House 37-21; ready for Senate action on House amendments.
ISRAEL BOYCOTT DIVESTMENTS 4/3 from House rules okay.
ISRAEL BOYCOTT DIVESTMENTS 3/21 from House state-intl with amend #4826.
ISRAEL BOYCOTT DIVESTMENTS 3/5 referred to House state-intl.
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 Questions/Comments

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. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

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


 
S1186 Daily History  Date Action
MUNICIPALITIES; PENSION FUND; TRANSFER 5/7 signed by governor. Chap. 186, Laws 2019.
MUNICIPALITIES; PENSION FUND; TRANSFER 4/30 passed House 51-8; ready for governor.
MUNICIPALITIES; PENSION FUND; TRANSFER 4/9 from House rules okay.
MUNICIPALITIES; PENSION FUND; TRANSFER 4/8 to House consent calendar.
MUNICIPALITIES; PENSION FUND; TRANSFER 3/21 from House gov do pass.
MUNICIPALITIES; PENSION FUND; TRANSFER 3/14 House gov held.
MUNICIPALITIES; PENSION FUND; TRANSFER 3/5 referred to House gov.
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 Questions/Comments

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: ASRS; RETURN TO WORK (TAX CREDITS; AFFORDABLE HOUSING) Questions/Comments

An Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) employer is not required to pay contributions at an alternate contribution rate on behalf of a retired member that returns to work with the employer in a position that is currently filled by an employee who is an active ASRS member and for which the employer is currently required to pay and is paying contributions on behalf of the active member in that same position. An ASRS employer is permitted to pay contributions at an alternate contribution rate for a retired member who meets the requirements for an exemption. For contributions made beginning July 1, 2019, if ASRS and the employer determine that the "alternative" contribution rate does not apply to a member for whom the employer has paid contributions at the alternate contribution rate, the employer is permitted to request an employer credit, not including interest, for those contributions within 90 days after the end of the fiscal year in which the contributions were paid. If ASRS determines that an employer credit is not feasible, ASRS is required to issue a refund to an employer in a form determined by ASRS. For the purpose of the Elected Officials’ Retirement Plan, any pension payments received by a member, who retired on or after July 1, 2009, while holding the same office from which the member retired within one full term after the date of retirement are considered overpayments and are subject to repayment up to the maximum of only the amount received during that term. For the purpose of the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS) and the Corrections Officer Retirement Plan (CORP), any pension payments received by the retired member who retired on or after July 1, 2009 during a period of reemployment are considered overpayments, with some exceptions. If the PSPRS Board determines that the retired member’s reemployment during the 12-month period and the failure of the employer or local board to suspend the member’s pension were not intentional, the pension payments received by the retired member after reemployment are subject to repayment up to only the amount received between the date of the member’s reemployment and the expiration of the 12-month period. If a retired PSPRS or CORP member who retired on or after July 1, 2009 and who is reemployed terminates employment, the retired member may be subsequently reemployed with the same employer and resume receiving pension payments after a period of 12 months, less the period of time the member was not reemployed with the same employer after retirement, if at least 60 days of the 12 months are consecutive. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

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


 
S1213 Daily History  Date Action
ASRS; RETURN TO WORK 6/7 signed by governor. Chap. 302, Laws 2019.
ASRS; RETURN TO WORK 5/27 House COW approved with amend #4831 and floor amend #5160. Passed House 58-1; ready for Senate action on House amendments. Senate concurred in House amendments and passed on final reading 28-0; ready for governor.
ASRS; RETURN TO WORK 4/3 stricken from House COW consent calendar by Friese.
ASRS; RETURN TO WORK 4/3 from House rules okay.
ASRS; RETURN TO WORK 4/1 to House COW consent calendar.
ASRS; RETURN TO WORK 3/21 from House gov with amend #4831.
ASRS; RETURN TO WORK 3/12 referred to House gov.
ASRS; RETURN TO WORK 3/6 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
ASRS; RETURN TO WORK 3/5 Senate COW approved with amend #4356. NOTE SHORT TITLE CHANGE.
TAX CREDITS; AFFORDABLE HOUSING 2/26 from Senate rules okay.
TAX CREDITS; AFFORDABLE HOUSING 2/25 from Senate fin with amend #4356.
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.
S1293: APPROP; EORP CONTRIBUTIONS; COUNTIES Questions/Comments

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 4/3 from House appro do pass.
APPROP; EORP CONTRIBUTIONS; COUNTIES 3/21 from House gov do pass.
APPROP; EORP CONTRIBUTIONS; COUNTIES 3/12 referred to House gov, appro.
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 Questions/Comments

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.