Tracking List: LBMs


HB2030 - Cities; towns; water service; audit
Sponsor: Rep. Gail Griffin (R)
Summary: Municipalities with a population of more than 240,000 that has a designation of assured water supply and is located within an initial active water management area are required to hire an independed auditor to conduct a full rate audit and cost-of-service study of the municipalities water and sewer service if the city meets the requirements outlined in the bill. Requirements include having entered into a contract or subcontract with the Central Arizona Project; participated in an intentional created surplus program; received federal monies for voluntary conservation measures for the Colorado River; sold long-term storage credits using effluent generated within the municipalities water service area. Outlines the requirements of the audit and cost-of-service study. Requires the municipalities to submit a copy of their auditor's reports to the governor, legislature and secretary of state. This section will expire on January 1, 2027.
HB2080 - Elections; municipal vacancies; primary
Sponsor: Rep. Laurin Hendrix (R)
Summary: Provides that if the person holding an office is appointed at the time of the primary, their term of office ends when an elected candidate takes the oath of office and that the candidate that receives a majority of votes at the primary election shall be declared elected to that office upon canvass and certification of results and on taking the oath of office.
HB2096 - Cottage homes; construction; requirements; exemptions (Tiny homes; construction; requirements; exemptions)
Sponsor: Rep. Barbara Parker (R)
Summary: Stipulates that zoning requirements may not extend beyond existing provisions governing the use of gray water and the users of gray water, provided each is in compliance with existing law. Prohibits any ordinance that prevents, restricts or regulates the use or occupation of land, including improvements, related to gray water that is in compliance with existing gray water rules, regulations and statutes. Amends permitting exclusions to include gray water system development, repairs and improvements not exceeding $500 in cost. Permits the use and discharge of gray water (defined) at a private residence provided total gray water is 400 gallons per day or less, originates from the residence it is used and contained within the property boundary for gardening, landscape and composting, avoids human contact, the surface application does not does touch food plants, or contain hazardous chemicals or water used to wash diapers, is managed to minimize standing surface water and utilizes best practices to improve soil and filtration conditions, possesses a shutdown mechanism in the event of malfunction, restricts access to gray water holding tanks, is not situated in a floodway, maintains a vertical separation of at least five feet from the point of application and the groundwater table, has clearly indicated piping and only uses graywater on the surface via flood or drip distribution mechanisms. Prohibits a county, city, town or political subdivision to require a permit or notice if a private landowner uses or discharges gray water in compliance with those stipulations and from requiring a private residence to connect to an on-site wastewater facility (defined) or outside sewage system if graywater use meets those requirements and all toilets at the residence are composting toilets (defined) and kitchen sinks do not have an active garbage disposal. Prohibits a county, city, town or political subdivision from prohibiting a person from installing a composting toilet provided the property is located on an unincorporated area that allows for residential construction, the property is two acres or larger and is not directly adjacent to a city or town.  
HB2120 - Law enforcement; defunding; prohibition
Sponsor: Rep. David Marshall, Sr. (R)
Summary: Prohibits a city or town from reducing the annual operating budget below the prior year’s level of funding for any law enforcement agency and stipulates that when a city or town does reduce the funding level in that manner, the Arizona State Treasurer shall withhold state shared funds equal to the amount of the reduction, until the city or town has notified the State Treasurer’s office that the funds have been restored. Exempts municipalities that lack the funds to cover the cost of the prior year’s level of funding for the police department. Exempts payments for debt-service, bonds or other long-term obligations in the police department budget incurred before the funding reduction from being withheld by the State Treasurer. This bill becomes effective January 1, 2025.
HB2125 - Annexation; notice; approval
Sponsor: Rep. Austin Smith (R)
Summary: Directs the cost of mailing a notice of annexation to the chairperson of the Board of Supervisors of the county in which the territory being annexed is located be assumed by the governing body of the city or town initiating the annexation. Increased the percentage of required value and persons needed to circulate a petition and record it in the Office of the County Recorder from 50 percent to 60%. Stipulates that property owners, whether they sign a petition or not, are calculated in the sixty percent of value and persons needed for the petition.  
HB2132 - Municipal land sales; public notice
Sponsor: Rep. Gail Griffin (R)
Summary: Places restrictions on a town or city selling property worth more than $1,500,000 and less than $15,000,000, including mandating at least one public hearing after publishing an invitation for bids at least 30 days before scheduled approval of a purchase agreement. Requires the Notice of the public hearing to include a description of the property proposed for sale and the reasons for the sale, and information on how to submit written and verbal public comment. Requires a vote by members of the governing body and the adoption of a resolution approving the sale and the terms of the sale to be published on the town or city website upon completion of the sale. Mandates that any real property sold under this provision must be sold at the appraised value of the property or higher. Allows the sale or disposal of an airport following Arizona law governing the sale of public property. AS PASSED HOUSE.
HB2162 - Municipal general plan; adoption
Sponsor: Rep. Selina Bliss (R)
Summary: Requires a new general plan for municipalities that have have more than 2,500 but less than 10,000 people, whose population growth exceeded an average of 2% per year for the ten year period prior to the most recent United States decennial census, and any city with more than 10,000 persons, be presented to voters at the next scheduled municipal election, or at a special election at least 180 days (up from 120) after the governing body adopted the plan. Permits a governing body of a municipality that has more than 2,500 but less than 10,000 people whose population rate did not exceed an average of two percent for the ten year period prior to the most recent United States decennial census to formulate a new general plan but requires that plan to be presented to voters at the next municipal election or at a special election at least 180 days after the adoption of the plan. If the plan is rejected by voters, the governing body must resubmit or revise the proposed plan and present it to voters in the next scheduled municipal election or at a special election at least 180 days after readoption.  
HB2185 - Liquor; policies; procedures
Sponsor: Rep. Matt Gress (R)
Summary: Permits the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses (ADLL) to issue specialized event licenses with the approval of the Board of Supervisors for events to be held in unincorporated places of a county, to the governing body of a city or town for events held in the city or town, and to the President of the University under the jurisdiction of the Arizona Board of Regents (ABR) for events held on university property. Permits the ADLL to issue special event licenses for wine festivals, craft distillery festivals and microbreweries. Repeals the authority to determine the location of a special event in any of the three. Permits the presence of purchased spiritous liquor by the purchaser at all licensed events. Allows an applicant for a liquor license and bar licenses to consolidate the application and apply for both at the same time. Repeals the requirement that samples must be restricted to a sampling area.
HB2275 - Settlement agreements; report; approval
Sponsor: Rep. David Marshall, Sr. (R)
Summary: Requires a county, city or town to submit a “settlement agreement report” (defined) to the legislature and Attorney General describing the settlement terms when the agreement costs more than $500,000 to implement at least 90 days before entering into the agreement. Requires a city or town to submit a “settlement agreement” (define) larger than $1,000,000 to the Governor for approval before the agreement is considered legally binding, and, if the Governor approves the agreement, the city or town must submit the agreement to the Joint Legislative Audit Committee, which may recommend that the agreement be finalized or amended. Requires a city or town to notify the General Counsel of the Senate and House of Representatives upon initiation of any settlement agreement negotiations and update the General Counsels of developments in the negotiation process. Require the Attorney General to submit a settlement agreement report to the legislature describing the terms of the settlement at least 90 days before entering into the agreement.
HB2297 - Adaptive reuse; commercial buildings; zoning
Sponsor: Rep. Leo Biasiucci (R)
Summary: Requires municipalities to allows “Adaptive Reuse Development” (defined) of any commercial building into residential or mixed use without an application for rezoning if the development converts at least at least 50% of the existing gross floor area into residential or mixed use. Requires the residential density cap in the adaptive reuse development to be the maximum allowed under the rezoning ordinance. Requires the adaptive reuse development to have access to public sewer and water or adequate water for the entire development. Permits existing building setback requirements and prohibits additional encroachments unless already permitted or the municipalities grant the encroachment. Permits the height of the structure to remain even if it violates existing height restrictions and includes rooftop construction in this exemption. Requires the municipalities to allow “high density” (defined) development if the project is an expansion of the existing footprint to accommodate upgrades to the building, fire codes and utilities, includes at least 20% low and moderate income housing and has access to public sewer and water or private water for the entire development. Exempts the project from land use regulations that establish a minimum number of parking spaces that is greater than the lesser of the number required for the existing commercial use development and in land zoned for residential use that is subject to the adaptive reuse project. Exempts land designated as a district of historical significance, in the immediate vicinity of a municipal, Federal Aviation Administration commercially licensed, general aviation or military airport or ancillary military facility.
HB2309 - GPLET; agreement posting; abatement period
Sponsor: Rep. Travis Grantham (R)
Summary: Requires a government lessor to include a lease or an abstract of a lease in its public database or post its development agreements on the website of the county, city, or town where the government improvement property is located, and include all development agreements that are subject to excise tax. Reduces the time a city or town may abate this tax from 8 to 4 years. Stipulates that these requirements apply to agreements entered into after January 1, 2024.
HB2325 - Backyard fowl; regulation; prohibition
Sponsor: Rep. Kevin Payne (R)
Summary: Counties and municipalities are prohibited from adopting any law, ordinance, or other regulation that prohibits a resident of a single-family detached residence that is one-half acre or less in size from keeping "fowl" (defined as a cock or hen of the domestic chicken) in the backyard of the property. Counties and municipalities are allowed to establish specified regulations on fowl, including restricting the number of fowl and prohibiting a resident from keeping male fowl, including roosters.
HB2380 - TPT; municipalities; audits; guidelines
Sponsor: Rep. Neal Carter (R)
Summary: Permits the Arizona Department of Revenue (ADR) to deny a request by a city or town to audit a taxpayer if that taxpayer is engaged in business in more than one city or town. Stipulates that any intergovernmental contract or agreement to provide a uniform method of administration, collection, audit and licensing of transaction privilege and affiliated excise taxes must include the criteria under which the ADR can deny an audit. Prohibits a city or town from auditing a taxpayer that is engaged in business in more than one city or town if the ADR denies an audit request either has made. Requires the ADR to establish and publish uniform audit guidelines. AS PASSED HOUSE.
HB2384 - Development requests; expedited processing
Sponsor: Rep. David Livingston (R)
Summary: Requires a county or municipality to approve a “request” (defined) submitted by an “applicant” (defined) for development in the municipality within 60 days after receipt of the request and if a response does not happen in that time frame, the request is deemed approved. Requires the municipality if it denies the request to state in writing the reasoning for the denial and if the request is deemed “incomplete,” (defined) the municipality is required to state why it is considered incomplete within 15 days after it receives the request. Upon sending notification that the request is incomplete, the 60 day timeframe is restarted. The effective date is January 1, 2025.
HB2417 - Arizona commerce authority; continuation
Sponsor: Rep. David Livingston (R)
Summary: The statutory life of the Arizona Commerce Authority is extended four years to January 1, 2028. Retroactive to July 1, 2024.
HB2470 - Planned communities; authority; public roadways
Sponsor: Rep. Cory McGarr (R)
Summary: Stipulates that if a government entity accepts a transfer of ownership of community roadways of a planned community the association, then relinquishes authority to regulate that roadway. Removes the approval process for relinquishing the roadway(s,) including meeting requirements and deadlines, voting requirements, public recording requirements and the exclusion of one-way and privately owned roadways included in the transfer.
HB2471 - Rulemaking; legislative approval
Sponsor: Rep. Cory McGarr (R)
Summary: Requires rulemaking, including regular, expedited, informal, formal, emergency or exempt rulemaking to be submitted to the legislature for final approval and if the legislature approves a rule or rules by a majority vote, the rule or rules become effective, and, if not, the rule or rules do not go into effect.
HB2570 - Planning; home design; restrictions; prohibition
Sponsor: Rep. Leo Biasiucci (R)
Summary: Prevents a municipality from interfering with a home buyer's right to choose the features, amenities, structure, floor plan and interior and exterior design of a home; and from requiring the formation of a homeowners' association, a condominium association or any other association or a shared feature or amenity that would require a homeowners' association, a condominium association or any other association to maintain or operate the feature or amenity, unless necessary for stormwater management. Prevents a municipality from requiring screening, walls or fences, or private streets. Notwithstanding any other law, prevents any municipality designated as an urban area by the census bureau with a population greater than 50,000 may not regulate maximum or minimum lot sizes on which a single-family home may be located; minimum square footage or dimensions for a single-family home; maximum or minimum lot coverage for a single-family home and any accessory structures; minimum building setbacks greater than five feet for a single-family home; design, architectural or aesthetic elements for a single-family home. The provisions do not supersede applicable building codes, fire codes or public health and safety regulations.
HB2584 - Residential building materials; requirements; prohibition
Sponsor: Rep. John Gillette (R)
Summary: Prohibits a municipality from adopting or enforcing any code, ordinance, standard, stipulation or other legal requirement that prohibits or limits, directly or indirectly, using or installing a building product or material in the construction, renovation, maintenance or other alteration of a residential building if the building product or material is approved for use by a national construction model code; or subjects a “prefabricated residential building” (defined), material or component to additional or different requirements from other residential buildings except as required by federal law. AS PASSED HOUSE.
HB2593 - Public records; time frame
Sponsor: Rep. Michael Carbone (R)
Summary: An entity that is subject to a public records request is required to provide, after receiving a request for the records, a notification that includes specified information, including the expected date the request will be processed.  An entity that willfully or intentionally refuses to comply with public records request laws or otherwise acts in bad faith is subject to a civil penalty of $500 to $5,000 for each occurrence.
HB2648 - Condominiums; planned communities; lien; assessment (Motor vehicle manufacturers; TPT; exemption)
Sponsor: Rep. Teresa Martinez (R)
Summary: The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is permitted to establish by rule a fee for each special 30-day nonresident registration permit issued pursuant to the state’s laws covering special registrations through December 31, 2027. Provides a nonresident the option of purchasing a special 30-day nonresident registration permit and that program will run through December 31, 2027. Permits a motor vehicle dealer to issue a special 30-day nonresident registration permit and requires them, when they do, to send an electronic record of the permit to the ADOT through an authorized third party or authorized third-party electronic service provider. The dealer can issue the 30-day special permit provided the recipient complies with all state registration laws, completes and affidavit form developed by ADOT and presents the dealer with a current, valid, driver’s license from another state that indicates an address outside of the state, and provides other backup material proving out of state status, pursuant to state law. Requires a dealer to issue no more than 250 special 30-day nonresident permits per year and to issue the permit only if it is recorded with ADOT. Defines the format of the permit, placement for the permit, mandatory records keeping, and requires the dealer give representatives of ADOT and the Arizona Department of Revenue (ADR) access to each 30-day permit record. Stipulates that the special 30-day nonresident registration serves as notice of the removal of the vehicle from the state for use in the purchaser’s state of residence and relieves the dealer and authorized third party of liability associated with the vehicle. Defines the process of assessing taxes on vehicles if the purchaser becomes a resident of the state. Compliance with all stipulations and requirements of the special 30-day nonresident registration permit exempts the purchaser from the state transaction privilege tax. Self-repeals after December 31, 2027. Permits a city or town to levy a transaction privilege tax on the gross proceeds from the sale of a motor vehicle to a nonresident who has secured a special 30-day nonresident registration permit. Requires the ADOT submit a report annually by December 31 for 2025, 2026 and 2027 to the Governor and legislature summarizing the program totals and the totals for each type of special 30-day nonresident registration permits issues. The effective date for the taxation portion of this Act starts on the first day of the month following the general effective date.
HB2720 - Accessory dwelling units; requirements.
Sponsor: Rep. Michael Carbone (R)
Summary: Requires a municipality with a population of more than 75,000 to allow on any lot or parcel where a single-family dwelling is allowed: at least one attached, detached or internal accessory dwelling unit; at least one additional accessory dwelling unit for each accessory dwelling unit on the lot or parcel that is a “restricted-affordable dwelling unit” (defined); and an accessory dwelling unit that is 75% of the gross floor area of the single-family dwelling on the same lot or parcel or 1,000 square feet, whichever is less. Prohibits a municipality from: prohibiting the use or advertisement of either the single-family dwelling or any accessory dwelling unit located on the same lot or parcel as separately leased long-term rental housing; requiring a familial, marital, employment or other preexisting relationship between the owner or occupant of a single-family dwelling and the occupant of an accessory dwelling unit located on the same lot or parcel; prohibiting or requiring kitchen facilities in an accessory dwelling unit; requiring that a lot or parcel have additional parking to accommodate an accessory dwelling unit or requiring payment of fees instead of additional parking; requiring that an accessory dwelling unit match the exterior design, roof pitch or finishing materials of the single-family dwelling that is located on the same lot; setting restrictions for accessory dwelling units that are more restrictive than those for single-family dwellings within the same zoning area with regard to height, setbacks, lot size or coverage or building frontage; setting rear or side setbacks for accessory dwelling units that are more than five feet from the property line; requiring improvements to public streets as a condition of allowing an accessory dwelling unit, except as necessary to reconstruct or repair a public street that is disturbed as a result of the construction of the accessory dwelling unit; requiring a restrictive covenant concerning an accessory dwelling unit on a lot or parcel zoned for residential use by a single-family dwelling. Prohibits a municipality from requiring an accessory dwelling unit to comply with a commercial building code or contain a fire sprinkler. Allows restrictive covenants concerning accessory dwelling units entered into between private parties. Prohibits a municipality from conditioning a permit, license or use of an accessory dwelling unit on adopting or implementing a restrictive covenant between private parties. Provides that if a municipality fails to adopt these development regulations by January 1, 2025, accessory dwelling units will be allowed on all lots or parcels zoned for residential use in the municipality without limits.
HB2721 - Municipal zoning; middle housing
Sponsor: Rep. Michael Carbone (R)
Summary: Stipulates that by January 1, 2026, a city or town with 75,000 or more people must authorize by ordinance and incorporate the development of “duplexes” (Defined), “triplexes” (Defined), “fourplexes” (Defined), “fiveplexes” (Defined) and “townhomes” (Defined) as a “permitted use” (Defined) on all lots zoned for single-family residential use into its development regulations, zoning regulations and other official controls. Prohibits a city or town from discouraging the development of “middle housing” (Defined) through unreasonable costs, fees, or delays or other requirements and actions which individually or cumulatively make impracticable the permitting, siting or construction of middle housing;   restricting middle housing types to less than two floors or a floor area ratio of less than one; setting restrictions or processes for middle housing that are more restrictive than single-family dwellings in the same zone; requiring owner occupancy of structures on the lot; or requiring structures to comply with commercial building codes or contain fire sprinklers. Requires a city or town to allow a property owner to determine the location, number and form of off-street vehicle parking spaces. Specifies that this Act does not prohibit a municipality governing body from allowing: single-family dwellings in areas zoned for single-family dwellings; or additional types of middle housing not required by this Act. Exempts middle housing requirements from applying to: unincorporated areas; areas lacking sufficient urban services; areas not serviced by municipal water and sewer services; areas not zoned for residential use; and  unincorporated areas zoned under an interim zoning designation that maintains the area's potential for planned urban development. Declares that middle housing is allowed on all lots zoned for single-family residential use in a municipality without limitations if the city or town does not adopt required middle housing regulations by January 1, 2026.
HB2734 - Public hearings; voting (Affordable housing; parking requirements; prohibition)
Sponsor: Rep. Analise Ortiz (D)
Summary: Prohibits a municipality from requiring more than the following parking space requirements in a proposed “affordable housing development” (defined) that qualifies for the low-income housing tax credit program or “housing for older persons” (defined) located within one-half mile of a light rail or street car stop: one on-site parking space for a dwelling unit that contains 0-1 bedroom; one and a half on-site parking spaces for a dwelling unit that contains 2-3 bedrooms; or two parking spaces for a dwelling unit that contains 4 or more bedrooms, unless the affordable housing development incorporates shared parking with a mixed use development. Exempts this section from accessible parking spaces required by the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. Alters the requirement to a governing body of a municipality to amend a protested zoning ordinance to a majority of the members (from three-fourths of the members). Requires filing of a protest three business days (previously one business day) before  a vote on a proposed amendment.
HCR2023 - Property tax; refund; nuisance enforcement.
Sponsor: Rep. Ben Toma (R)
Summary: The 2024 general election ballot is to carry the question to amend Title 42, Chapter 17 by adding Article 9, to allow a property owner to apply for a primary property tax refund for taxes paid to a city, town or county if the receiving entity adopts a pattern or policies declining to enforce existing laws, ordinances or other legislation prohibiting illegal camping, obstructing public thoroughfares, loitering, panhandling, public urination or defecation, public consumption of alcoholic beverages or possession of illegal substances, or maintains a public nuisance, and the property in question is reduced in fair market value because of those actions, or the property owner incurs expenses because of said actions. The amount of any refund shall be the reduction in fair market value because of the entity’s actions or the expenses incurred by the property owner that were reasonably necessary to mitigate the issue, or both. Further, this ballot is to carry the question of whether the State Treasurer shall withhold payments to the city, town or county in question the amount of refunds claimed under this section until the entire amount of the refund is collected and if the city, town or county elect to challenge the refund allowed under this section, each shall bear the burden of proof to demonstrate its actions are lawful or that the refund amount is unreasonable. The statute repeals itself on January 1, 2036. (More)
HCR2040 - Public monies; prohibited expenditures
Sponsor: Rep. Austin Smith (R)
Summary: The 2024 general election ballot is to carry the question of whether to amend the ARS to regulate public monies expenditures by prohibiting expending public funds on anything that promotes, advocates, plans for, or becomes a member of an organization that promotes, advocates or plans for reducing the consumption or production of meat or dairy products, animal-based protein with insect or synthetic protein, reducing or replacing motor vehicle travel with walking, biking or public transit, reducing or limiting travel by airplane, limiting the number of articles of clothing a person may buy or own, reusing water that has touched human feces as a municipal source of drinking water, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, tracking consumption based emissions, limiting the increase of global temperature, producing or adopting a climate action plan, replacing private ownership, furthering Marxist ideologies, including stakeholder capitalism, or implementing mass surveillance systems to monitor motor vehicle travel, and to clarify who may bring an action against violations of this resolution.
SB1003 - Prohibition; photo radar
Sponsor: Sen. Wendy Rogers (R)
Summary: Prohibits the use of “photo enforcement systems” (defined) by law enforcement and local authorities to enforce traffic laws. Contains a legislative intent clause. AS PASSED SENATE.
SB1005 - Public monies; ideology training; prohibition
Sponsor: Sen. Jake Hoffman (R)
Summary: Prohibits a public entity from requiring an employee to participate in “diversity, equity and inclusion” (DEI) programs (defined), spending public funds on DEI contracts, programs, technology, supplies, services, or employment, and promoting any DEI oriented theories as that public entity’s official position. Allows for employees forced to do any of the above to bring an action against the public entity. AS PASSED SENATE.
SB1010 - Vehicle mileage; tracking; tax; prohibitions
Sponsor: Sen. Jake Hoffman (R)
Summary: Prohibits a city, town, county or political subdivision from considering or establishing Vehicles Miles Travel Reduction goals for use with state projects; or track or maintain a record of personal vehicle miles of travel records (via odometer readings, cameras, or any other means of recording) of any person; or impose any mileage fee or tax on miles traveled by an individual in a motor vehicle.
SB1013 - Government investments; products; fiduciaries; plans
Sponsor: Sen. Jake Hoffman (R)
Summary: Requires the State Treasurer to post a current list of state investments and investment managers by name on the State Treasurer’s website. Mandates that all investments be made in the interest of the taxpayer based on “pecuniary factors” (defined) as a “fiduciary” (defined), prohibits “unnecessary investment risks” or promoting of “nonpecuniary” (defined) benefits or social goals. Outlines rules guiding voting on shares, including that it is prohibited to grant proxy voting authority to someone outside of the government entity unless that person follows government guidelines to act based on pecuniary factors. AS PASSED SENATE
SB1030 - Body scanners; correctional facilities (Correctional facilities; body scanners)
Sponsor: Sen. Thomas "T.J." Shope (R)
Summary: Adds a city or town correctional facility to the list of entities that can request x-rays be done on an inmate, or can perform a body scan using low-dose ionizing radiation on an inmate. AS PASSED SENATE.
SB1054 - State construction project delivery methods
Sponsor: Sen. Frank Carroll (R)
Summary: Modifies existing language concerning commence dates for rules governing transportation-related construction projects to December 31, 2030.
SB1056 - Municipalities; counties; fee increases; vote
Sponsor: Sen. Warren Petersen (R)
Summary: Prohibits a common council of a municipality from levying or imposing an increase in any assessment, tax or fee without approval by two-thirds vote of the common council of the municipality. Prohibits the Board of Supervisors of a County from levying or imposing an increase in any assessment, tax or fee without approval by two-thirds vote of the Board of Supervisors of the county.
SB1112 - Planning; home design; restrictions; prohibition.
Sponsor: Sen. Sonny Borrelli (R)
Summary: Prevents a municipality from interfering with a home buyer's right to choose the features, amenities, structure, floor plan and interior and exterior design of a home; and from requiring the formation of a homeowners' association, a condominium association or any other association or a shared feature or amenity that would require a homeowners' association, a condominium association or any other association to maintain or operate the feature or amenity, unless necessary for stormwater management. Prevents a municipality from requiring screening, walls or fences, or private streets.  Notwithstanding any other law, prevents any municipality designated as an urban area by the census bureau with a population greater than 50,000 may not regulate maximum or minimum lot sizes on which a single-family home may be located; minimum square footage or dimensions for a single-family home; maximum or minimum lot coverage for a single-family home and any accessory structures; minimum building setbacks greater than five feet for a single-family home; design, architectural or aesthetic elements for a single-family home. The provisions do not supersede applicable building codes, fire codes or public health and safety regulations.
SB1120 - Occupational regulations; complaints (Consumer fraud; unlawful practices)
Sponsor: Sen. Justine Wadsack (R)
Summary: Adds any city, town or county to the definition of “person” for the purposes of defining the act of and penalties for committing consumer fraud.
SB1123 - Critical infrastructure; prohibited agreements
Sponsor: Sen. Wendy Rogers (R)
Summary: Prohibits a business or governmental entity in the state from entering into an agreement involving “critical infrastructure” (defined) with a “company” (defined) if under the agreement, the company, directly or indirectly, could access or control critical infrastructure unless required for product warranty or support, or if the company is owned or controlled by the governments of China, Iran, North Korea or Russia, or that is headquartered in China, Iran, North Korea or Russia. Permits exceptions if the United States Committee on Foreign Investment or its successor committee determines there are no unresolved national security concerns regarding the company or the transaction that provided access to the USA. Permits the Governor to designate a country as a critical infrastructure threat in the state in coordination with the Arizona Department of Public Safety. 
SB1124 - Social media platforms; standards; notification
Sponsor: Sen. Wendy Rogers (R)
Summary: A ““social media platform” (defined) may “deplatform” (defined) a candidate” beginning on the date of the candidate’s qualification for office and ending either on the “date of the election” or the date the candidate ceases to be a candidate per the Communications Decency Act of 1996. Permits the Secretary of State to impose a civil penalty on a social media platform that deplatforms a candidate of $250,000 per statewide race and $25,000 per any other office. Requires a social media platform to publish the standards, including detailed definitions, that the platform uses to determine its censor and deplatform policies. Stipulates that a social media platform employee that violates this bill may be subject to removal from state service, reduction in grade, debarment from state employment for not more than five years, suspension, reprimand, or a civil penalty up to $1,000. Permits a social media platform employee to engage in lawful actions, including deplatforming an account, even if they are a candidate, within the official authority of their position if they are exercising a legitimate law enforcement function related to combatting child pornography, human trafficking or illegal transporting of or transacting in controlled substances, or safeguarding or preventing the unlawful dissemination of properly classified state security information.
SB1128 - State agencies; payments; cryptocurrency
Sponsor: Sen. Wendy Rogers (R)
Summary: State agencies are authorized to accept "cryptocurrency" (defined) as a payment method for taxes, fees, fines, civil penalties, financial obligations, and special assessments by entering into an agreement with a "cryptocurrency service provider" (defined) to provide a method to accept cryptocurrency as a payment for any amount due to that agency or the state. Requirements for the agreement are listed. Effective January 1, 2025
SB1189 - Political subdivisions; gun shows; preemption
Sponsor: Sen. Justine Wadsack (R)
Summary: Disallows Political subdivisions from prohibiting a gun show from occurring in the political subdivision or enacting or enforcing any ordinance, rule or policy that primarily affects gun shows and effectively prohibited a gun show from occurring in the political subdivision.
SB1195 - Public monies; prohibited uses
Sponsor: Sen. Anthony Kern (R)
Summary: Prohibits a “public entity” (defined) from expending public funds on anything that promotes, advocates, plans for, or becomes a member of an organization that promotes, advocates or plans for reducing the consumption or production of meat or dairy products, animal-based protein with insect or synthetic protein, reducing or replacing motor vehicle travel with walking, biking or public transit, reducing or limiting travel by airplane, limiting the number of articles of clothing a person may buy or own, reusing water that has touched human feces as a municipal source of drinking water, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, tracking consumption based emissions, limiting the increase of global temperature, producing or adopting a climate action plan, replacing private ownership with shared or rented goods to promote a circular economy, furthering Marxist ideologies, including stakeholder capitalism, or implementing mass surveillance systems to monitor motor vehicle travel, and to clarify who may bring an action against violations of this resolution. Stipulates that any qualified elector of the state has standing to bring a suit in court of law against any public entity that violates this law, to remedy the violation via jury or bench trial, and if successful, the court shall permanently enjoin the actions found to violate this legislation and shall award reasonable costs and attorney fees to the plaintiff.
SB1207 - Attorney fees; defendant; acquittal
Sponsor: Sen. Wendy Rogers (R)
Summary: Permits a defendant acquitted on merits who hired a private attorney to be awarded reasonable attorney fees and costs.
SB1213 - Income tax; credit; labor costs
Sponsor: Sen. Wendy Rogers (R)
Summary: Requires the State Treasurer, on notice from the Department of Revenue, to withhold from a city or town an amount equal to one-twelfth of the total amount of tax credits claimed per state law for the prior tax year by taxpayers up to $5,000,000 and to deposit the amount withheld into the state general fund. Prohibits the State Treasurer from withholding any amount the city or town certifies is needed to maintain debt service or payment obligations that were issued or incurred by a Pledge of Distribution pursuant to this legislation. Permits, for the taxable year beginning January 1, 2025, a credit against the taxes imposed by this legislation for a portion of the taxpayer’s increased hourly labor costs that result from paying a “local minimum wage” (defined) that is more than the “state minimum wage” (defined). Sets the requirements to qualify for a credit and permits a credit carryover up to five consecutive taxable years against those years’ tax liability. Defines the criteria that allows co-owners of a business, including partners and shareholders to claim a share of the credit. Requires the Arizona Department of Revenue (ADR) to notify the State Treasurer of the towns or cities in which a taxpayer that claimed a credit works and the total amount to withhold from the Urban Revenue Sharing Distribution per state law over the course of the fiscal year to reimburse the state for the amount of tax credits claimed per this legislation. Defines the credit against a portion of increased labor costs per this legislation, the criteria for it to apply to a business as well as the requirements to claim it, the calculations to use to derive the credit total, the notification procedures required of the State Treasurer in regards to alerting towns and cities of what to withhold from the Urban Revenue Sharing Distribution per state law. (More)
SB1285 - Local candidates; petitions; electronic signatures
Sponsor: Sen. Jake Hoffman (R)
Summary: Increases from 100% to 110% the percentage of the minimum required nomination petition signatures that may be collected using Arizona’s online signature collection system. This section applies only to candidates for city or town elected office, county office and the office of precinct committeeman.
SB1288 - Electronic ballot adjudication; prohibition
Sponsor: Sen. Jake Hoffman (R)
Summary: The county board of supervisors and officer in charge of elections are prohibited from using an electronic vote adjudication. A duplicate copy of a damaged or defective ballot must be made by hand in the presence of witnesses and substituted for the damaged or defective ballot.
SB1292 - Maricopa county; division; new counties
Sponsor: Sen. Jake Hoffman (R)
Summary: Divides Maricopa County into four counties by modifying the Maricopa County boundaries and adding three new counties: Hohokam County, Mogollon County, and O'odham County. Maricopa County operations will continue in their existing form through a transition period of up to three years after the effective date of this legislation. The boards of supervisors of Hohokam, Mogollon, and O'odham Counties will be elected at a special election held within 120 days after the effective date of this legislation. Currently elected Maricopa County Supervisors continue in their capacity for the remainder of their term in whichever county their supervisory district is located. The elected boards of supervisors in the three new counties will determine an application process for municipalities to apply to be the county seat, which will be determined at a special election to be held within 120 days from the election of the boards of supervisors. The four counties are authorized to enter into a ten-year shared use agreement for the use of existing shared capital assets. The four counties are required to enter into an intergovernmental agreement for the continued operation of community colleges for at least ten years after the effective date of this legislation. Effective January 1, 2024.
SB1361 - Sober living homes
Sponsor: Sen. Frank Carroll (R)
Summary: Modifies requirements of the Department of Health Services (DHS) relating to the licensing, oversight and regulation of “sober living homes” (defined). Prescribes guidelines for the inspection and penalizing of sober living homes that are noncompliant with applicable state and local regulations. Repeals certified sober living homes. Requires DHS standards and requirements for the licensure of sober living homes to include policies and procedures to implement if a “license” (defined) is suspended or revoked or a cease-and-desist notice is issued. Requires DHS to obtain documentation from the local jurisdiction of a sober living home verifying compliance with all local zoning, building, fire and licensing ordinances and rules before approving a license or license renewal; any proposed change in the maximum number of residents; or any construction or modification of the sober living home. Directs DHS to identify on each license the maximum number of unrelated residents who are allowed to live in the sober living home, including and manager or other staff living on the premises. Requires DHS or its third-party contractor to conduct a physical, on-site inspection of a sober living home to verify compliance with sober living home regulations before approving a license or license renewal, any proposed change in the maximum number of residents or any construction or modification of a sober living home; at least annually for each sober living home; and promptly on determination by the DHS that reasonable cause exists that a sober living home is not adhering to sober living home regulations. Prohibits licensure applicants from self-attesting to compliance in lieu of an inspection. Increases the cap on civil penalties for violations of sober living home regulations from $500 to $1,000. Requires the DHS, upon determining a person has violated sober living home regulations, to deny the application, request for a change affecting the license or both. Allows the DHS, if an investigation reveals a licensee has committed a violation, to either suspend or revoke the license; or promptly serve the licensee a notice requiring the person to cease and desist from operating the sober living home within 10 days. Requires a cease-and-desist notice to state that the licensee may make a written request for a hearing before the Director or the Director's designee.  Authorizes DHS to request the county attorney with jurisdiction over a sober living home that fails to cease operations to enforce the law and allows the DHS to notify the Attorney General, who must immediately seek a restraining order and an injunction against the sober living home. Declares a person who continues to operate a sober living home without a license 10 days after receiving notice guilty of a class 1 misdemeanor. Requires the DHS, on determination that reasonable cause exists that a person is operating a sober living home without a license, to serve a cease-and-desist notice.  Requires a person subject to a cease-and-desist order to provide clear and convincing evidence to the DHS that the premises, place or dwelling unit was not intended primarily for housing individuals recovering from or receiving treatment for a disability or disorder related to alcohol, drug or substance abuse. Requires DHS, within 10 days of receiving a complaint from a political subdivision of the state, to notify the political subdivision of the complaint's status. Requires DHS or its third-party contractor, within 10 calendar days after completion of an investigation, to provide the applicable political subdivision with its findings, including copies of investigative reports, all penalties and sanctions imposed and enforcement actions taken. Prohibits investigative reports prepared by DHS or its third-party contractor from including personal identifying information of sober living home residents. Prohibits DHS from contracting with any owner, operator, administrator or association of sober living homes. Requires third-party contractors to be paid from the Health Services Licensing Fund. Directs DHS, by January 2 of each year, to submit to the Health and Human Services Committees of the Senate and House of Representatives, or their successor committees, a report on sober living homes that are required to be licensed but are not, including the number of applicable complaints received, complaints that were investigated and inspected by DHS or its third-party contractor; and enforcement actions taken (More)
SB1370 - Youth businesses; licenses; tax; exemption
Sponsor: Sen. Shawnna Bolick (R)
Summary: Prohibits a country or municipality from requiring any type of license or permit for a business that is operated by a person under the age of 18, and operated only occasionally. Exempts a person who is under 18, has not graduated from high school and is engaging in or continuing with a business in the sate from obtaining a Transaction Privilege Tax license or remitting the tax if the gross proceeds or income derived from the business is not more than $10,000 for the calendar year. 
SB1415 - Accessory dwelling units; requirements
Sponsor: Sen. Anna Hernandez (D)
Summary: Requires a municipality with a population of more than 75,000 to allow on any lot or parcel where a single-family dwelling is allowed: at least one attached, detached or internal accessory dwelling unit; at least one additional accessory dwelling unit for each accessory dwelling unit on the lot or parcel that is a “restricted-affordable dwelling unit” (defined); and an accessory dwelling unit that is 75% of the gross floor area of the single-family dwelling on the same lot or parcel or 1,000 square feet, whichever is less. Prohibits a municipality from: prohibiting the use or advertisement of either the single-family dwelling or any accessory dwelling unit located on the same lot or parcel as separately leased long-term rental housing; requiring a familial, marital, employment or other preexisting relationship between the owner or occupant of a single-family dwelling and the occupant of an accessory dwelling unit located on the same lot or parcel; prohibiting or requiring kitchen facilities in an accessory dwelling unit; requiring that a lot or parcel have additional parking to accommodate an accessory dwelling unit or requiring payment of fees instead of additional parking; requiring that an accessory dwelling unit match the exterior design, roof pitch or finishing materials of the single-family dwelling that is located on the same lot; setting restrictions for accessory dwelling units that are more restrictive than those for single-family dwellings within the same zoning area with regard to height, setbacks, lot size or coverage or building frontage; setting rear or side setbacks for accessory dwelling units that are more than five feet from the property line; requiring improvements to public streets as a condition of allowing an accessory dwelling unit, except as necessary to reconstruct or repair a public street that is disturbed as a result of the construction of the accessory dwelling unit; requiring a restrictive covenant concerning an accessory dwelling unit on a lot or parcel zoned for residential use by a single-family dwelling. Prohibits a municipality from requiring an accessory dwelling unit to comply with a commercial building code or contain a fire sprinkler. Allows restrictive covenants concerning accessory dwelling units entered into between private parties. Prohibits a municipality from conditioning a permit, license or use of an accessory dwelling unit on adopting or implementing a restrictive covenant between private parties. Provides that if a municipality fails to adopt these development regulations by January 1, 2025, accessory dwelling units will be allowed on all lots or parcels zoned for residential use in the municipality without limits.
SB1429 - Candidates; electronic signatures; limit
Sponsor: Sen. Ken Bennett (R)
Summary: Permits a statewide and legislative candidate to choose up to 25% more than the full number of required nomination petition signatures or up to an amount equal to 25% more than the full number of required contribution qualification forms, or both, by use of the online signature collection system prescribed by this legislation. Permits a town or city candidate to choose to collect up to 25% more than the minimum number of required nomination petition signatures by use of the online signature collection system. Permits a candidate for United States Senator or Representative to collect up to 25% more than the full number of requires nomination petition signatures by use of the online signature system. This legislation is effective upon an affirmative vote of at least three-fourths of the legislature. 
SB1472 - Prohibited uses; public monies
Sponsor: Sen. Anthony Kern (R)
Summary: Prohibits the use of public funds to promote, support or maintain diversity, equity and inclusion or to engage in political or social activism “this state, a university under the jurisdiction of the Arizona Board of Regents; a community college as defined; a county, city, town or other political subdivision of this  state.”
SB1479 - Fireworks; aerials; licensure; penalties
Sponsor: Sen. Brian Fernandez (D)
Summary: Prohibits permissible consumer fireworks to be sold in tents, canopies or membrane structures. Requires that notice of fireworks laws stipulate that permissible fireworks may not be sold to anyone under the age of 18. Authorizes the Arizona Office of the Fire Marshal to seize, remove, or cause to be removed, any unauthorized or illegal fireworks. Stipulates that fireworks that are stored or possessed in violation of this legislation can be removed per order of law enforcement, or the Fire Marshall. Designates that a person who sells, or uses, fireworks in violation of this legislation is subject to a civil penalty of $5,000. Requires a person to annually obtain a license from the office of the State Fire Marshall to sell permissible consumer fireworks as defined by state law. Stipulates the permissible consumer fireworks may only be sold from a temporary consumer fireworks retail stand as defined in NFPA 1124. Requires the State Fire Marshall to establish an annual licensing fee in rule. Prohibits an individual who is required to hold a license to sell fireworks who receives three violations in a 36 month period from attaining a license for five years. Stipulates that a license is not required for persons selling permissible consumer fireworks other than those on a regulated list pursuant to state law, if the selling location complies with NFPA 1124 relating to the storage of consumer fireworks and to the retail sale of consumer fireworks, before selling the permissible fireworks to any consumer. Requires A wholesaler engaged in offering permissible consumer fireworks to permanent or temporary seasonal retailers add wholesale she'll register with the State Fire Marshall using a form prescribed by the State Fire Marshall and the fun paying a fee established by the State Fire Marshall.
SB1506 - Municipalities; housing; commercial redevelopment; zoning
Sponsor: Sen. Janae Shamp (R)
Summary: Requires a municipality with a population of more than 150,000 and designated as an urban area by the US Census Bureau to adopt regulations allowing at least 75% of the land zoned for commercial, office, retail or parking use also to be permitted as residential or mixed use. Allows listed restrictions for new structures, structures being converted to residential use or mixed use through an “adaptive reuse” (defined) project, and “commercial redevelopment areas” (defined). Prohibits codes or other requirements that require a commercial redevelopment “zoning restriction related to density” (defined), screening, walls or fences, or a shared feature or amenity that would require an association to maintain the shared feature or amenity, unless necessary for stormwater management. Provides as a penalty that if a municipality fails to adopt development regulations as required by this section by January 1, 2025, residential housing shall be allowed on all land zoned for office, retail, parking or other commercial use without limitations after January 1, 2025.
SB1556 - TPT; administration; remote sellers
Sponsor: Sen. Ken Bennett (R)
Summary: Requires the Arizona Department of Revenue (ADR) to allow a remote seller to communicate through the state tax agency where the seller is located, including reporting and remitting taxes owed to Arizona, if that state tax agency extends comity to Arizona for remote sellers. Requires ADR to use a central clearinghouse, if established, to accept tax returns and remittances and to cooperate with other state tax agencies in developing the clearinghouse. Allows ADR to adopt rules and publish forms. Requires ADR to prescribe a Compliant Purchaser Certificate for purchasers that purchase tangible personal property for resale from a remote seller, which allows the purchaser to pay the tax directly to ADR and releases the remote seller from its obligation to collect, remit or pay the tax. Allows ADR to establish criteria for the Certificate. Expands time period through 2025 and beyond (from 2021) for taxes due on a remote seller’s gross proceeds if more than $100,000. Requires that if the gross proceeds threshold was not met in the previous year but is met partway through the current calendar year, the person will obtain a transaction privilege tax license from ADR on January 1 of the next calendar year (previously the first day of the first month 30 days after the threshold is met). Requires that, beginning in 2025, a remote seller who is required to collect and remit taxes may elect to pay a single municipal tax rate instead of the municipal tax rates for in effect for each municipality, and, if so elected, requires the remote seller to notify ADR in advance. Defines the single municipal tax rate as the average rate of municipal taxes imposed in this state during the preceding fiscal year. Requires ADR to administer the single municipal tax rate in the same way it administers other special district transaction privilege taxes. Allows ADR to establish rules and form for the single municipal tax rate. Exempt from rulemaking requirements for one year.
SB1567 - Off-highway vehicles; education requirement
Sponsor: Sen. Sine Kerr (R)
Summary: Requires the Arizona Department of Game and Fish (ADGF) to conduct or approve an off-highway vehicle safety education course that possesses an operational skills instruction and examination components for those operators under 18 years of age and a written knowledge instruction and examination component for every operator. The purpose of the course will be to provide off-highway vehicle information and advice and to educate operators on the importance of gates and fences in agriculture and how to close a gate, and respectful, sustainable on-trail, off-highway vehicle operation and safety. Requires the ADGF to issue an off-highway vehicle safety certification to an operator that completes the course, and beginning January 1, 2025, all operators wishing to get an off-highway indicia must complete the course. Requires the Arizona Department of Arizona (ADOT) to share information about those who receive an indicia with ADGF and to develop a report summarizing the program, class, implementation, public response and recommendations for legislation to the Governor and legislature by December 1, 2026. Self-repeals on June 1, 2027.
SB1612 - Aggressive solicitation; sign requirement
Sponsor: Sen. Justine Wadsack (R)
Summary: Requires the state and its political subdivisions to post notification of penalties for aggressive solicitation in areas with frequent violations.
SB1665 - Municipal development; permits; review
Sponsor: Sen. David Gowan (R)
Summary: Allows, if a municipality does not approve, conditionally approve or deny an “application” (defined) for a residential building permit within 15 days after the date the application is submitted, any required review of the application to be performed by a qualified third party selected by the applicant. Allows either a person who is employed by the municipality that is reviewing the application, or a person who is employed by another municipality to review residential building permit applications; or a registered engineer or architect, to be the qualified third party selected by the applicant. Allows, if a municipality does not conduct an inspection required as a condition of obtaining a certificate of occupancy for a residential dwelling unit within 48 hours after an inspection request, any required inspection to be performed by a qualified third party selected by the applicant. Allows either a person who is certified to inspect buildings by an international council on model codes and standards for building safety; or a person who is employed by the municipality as a building inspector; or a person who is employed by another municipality as a building inspector; or a registered engineer or architect to be the qualified third party selected by the applicant to conduct the inspection. Prohibits the applicant or a person whose work is the subject of the application from being a qualified third party who reviews a residential building permit application or who performs an inspection.  Requires a third party who reviews a residential building permit application or who performs an inspection required to obtain a residential dwelling unit certificate of occupancy to review the application or conduct the inspection and take all other related actions in accordance with all requirements adopted by the municipality where the application was submitted; and provide notice to the municipality of the results of the review or inspection. Allows a municipality to prescribe a reasonable format for the notice required to be provided by a third party. Prohibits a municipality from requesting or requiring an applicant to waive a deadline or other required procedure.  Allows a person to appeal to the governing body of the municipality a decision by the municipality to approve, conditionally approve or deny a residential building permit application; a decision made by a qualified third party authorized to review a residential building permit;   the results of an inspection conducted by the municipality; or the results of an inspection conducted by a qualified third party authorized to conduct an inspection. Requires an appeal to be filed with the governing body within 15 days after the date the decision being appealed was made. Requires, if the governing body hearing the appeal does not affirm the decision being appealed within 60 days after the appeal is filed, the application that is the subject of the appeal to be deemed approved or the inspection that is the subject of the appeal to be waived. Requires, within five working days after a request by the applicant, a municipality to meet or discuss with the applicant the request for corrections and provide sufficient information and instruction to allow the applicant to provide the requested corrections. Prohibits, except for an application submitted for a change in zoning, a municipality from denying a license application that is necessary for land development or building construction unless the municipality considers the application withdrawn. Requires a municipality to refund to an applicant all fees charged for reviewing and acting on an application for a license, to excuse payment of any fees that have not yet been paid and to pay any monetary damages resulting from any delay if the municipality makes more than one comprehensive written or electronic request for corrections and one supplemental written or electronic request for corrections limited to previously identified issues; or does not issue an applicant the written or electronic notice granting, conditionally granting or denying a license within the overall times frames or a mutually agreed on time frame extension. (more)
SB1677 - Firefighters; peace officers; PTSD; therapy
Sponsor: Sen. David Gowan (R)
Summary: Requires employers to provide workers’ compensation coverage to “firefighters” (defined) and “certified peace officers” (defined) who have been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that includes a treatment protocol by methylenedioxymethamphetamine-assisted therapy (MDMA-AT) as prescribed by their “health care provider” (defined.) Stipulates that the legislation is not effective unless it becomes effective by January 1, 2026, that the US FDA approves the use of MDMA-AT) to treat PTSD. Requires the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) to notify the director of the Arizona Legislative Council in writing by February 2, 2026, the date the condition was met or provide in writing a statement saying the condition was not met.
SB1689 - Affordable housing tax credits; extension
Sponsor: Sen. David Gowan (R)
Summary: Allows tax credits to a taxpayer for qualified projects, and qualified affordable housing projects, in the amount that the Arizona Department of Revenue (ADR) determines, pursuant to affordable housing tax credit requirements. Requires the ADR allocate $4,000,000 in tax credits for the calendar years of 2002 through 2024, and $8,000,000 in tax credits for the years 2025 through 2031 and stipulates that a credit claimed in 2025 may not be claimed until the federal FY beginning October 1, 2026. Extends selected ARS repeal dates to December 31, 2031 from December 31, 2025.
SB1731 - Public meetings; comments; members
Sponsor: Sen. J.D. Mesnard (R)
Summary: Allows members of any public body to discuss matters raised during an open call to the public subject to reasonable time, place and manner restrictions, to allow individuals to address the public body on any issue within the jurisdiction of the public body.
SCR1002 - Prohibit tax; monitoring; vehicle mileage
Sponsor: Sen. Jake Hoffman (R)
Summary: The 2024 general election ballot is to carry the question of whether to amend the state constitution to prohibit the imposition of a tax or fee based on vehicle miles traveled and prohibit the creation of any rule or law to monitor or limit the miles traveled in a motor vehicle.
SCR1015 - Public monies; prohibited expenditures.
Sponsor: Sen. Anthony Kern (R)
Summary: The 2024 general election ballot is to carry the question of whether to amend the ARS to regulate public monies expenditures by prohibiting expending public funds on anything that promotes, advocates, plans for, or becomes a member of an organization that promotes, advocates or plans for reducing the consumption or production of meat or dairy products, animal-based protein with insect or synthetic protein, reducing or replacing motor vehicle travel with walking, biking or public transit, reducing or limiting travel by airplane, limiting the number of articles of clothing a person may buy or own, reusing water that has touched human feces as a municipal source of drinking water, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, tracking consumption based emissions, limiting the increase of global temperature, producing or adopting a climate action plan, replacing private ownership, furthering Marxist ideologies, including stakeholder capitalism, or implementing mass surveillance systems to monitor motor vehicle travel, and to clarify who may bring an action against violations of this resolution.