Legislative Bill Monitoring
54th Legislature - 2nd Regular Session, 2020 Thursday, Jun 4 2020 11:33 AM
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H2028:
CANDIDATE SIGNS; PROHIBITION; PRIMARY  
Increases the period of time that political signs may be placed in a public right-of-way to 150 days before the date of the general election until 7 days after the date of the general election, instead of 45 days before the primary election until 7 days after the general election. The date of the election does not include the period of early voting for that election. AS PASSED HOUSE. First sponsor: Rep. Fillmore (R - Dist 16)   3/12
referred to Senate jud.
H2053:
EXECUTIVE SESSIONS; SECURITY PLANS  
The list of purposes for which a public body is authorized to hold an executive session is expanded to include discussion or consultations with designated representatives of the public body in order to discuss security plans, procedures, assessments, measures or systems relating to, or having an impact on, the security or safety of buildings or facilities and information technology maintained by the public body. Records, documentation, notes, or other materials made by or provided to the representatives for these purposes are confidential and exempt from public disclosure. First sponsor: Rep. Espinoza (D - Dist 19)   1/30
from House gov do pass.
H2055:
CIVIL TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS; COMMUNITY RESTITUTION  
If a "monetary obligation" (defined) is imposed on a person at sentencing, the court is authorized to order the person to perform community restitution in lieu of the payment of the monetary obligation. The court is required to credit any community restitution performed at a rate of $10 per hour. A judge is authorized to mitigate any civil penalty that is required by statute regulating driver licenses if the person who is ordered to pay the penalty demonstrates that the payment would be a hardship on the person or on the person's immediate family. AS PASSED HOUSE. First sponsor: Rep. Biasiucci (R - Dist 5)
Others: Sen. Alston (D - Dist 24), Rep. Blackman (R - Dist 6), Rep. Bolick (R - Dist 20), Sen. Borrelli (R - Dist 5), Rep. Carroll (R - Dist 22), Rep. Cobb (R - Dist 5), Rep. Cook (R - Dist 8), Sen. Dalessandro (D - Dist 2), Rep. Finchem (R - Dist 11), Rep. A. Hernandez (D - Dist 3), Sen. Kerr (R - Dist 13), Rep. Teller (D - Dist 7)
  3/5
Senate jud held.
H2114:
LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS; DATABASE; RULES  
A "prosecuting agency" (defined) is prohibited from placing a law enforcement officer's name in a "rule 15.1 database" (defined) unless the officer is given at least 10 days prior written notice by mail or email to the officer's current or last known employment address. Information that must be included in the written notice is listed, including information on the right to request reconsideration of the allegations and placement in the database. If an officer submits a request for reconsideration, and the reconsideration is approved on its merits, the officer's name must be removed from the database. A prosecuting agency that maintains a rule 15.1 database is required to adopt a policy that includes specified provisions, including the criteria used to place a law enforcement officer's name in the database and the notice requirements of this legislation. A law enforcement agency is prohibited from using the placement of an officer's name in a rule 15.1 database as the sole reason for taking a list of employment actions against the officer. AS PASSED HOUSE. First sponsor: Rep. J. Allen (R - Dist 15)   3/9
referred to Senate trans-pub safety.
H2121:
ELECTION PAMPHLET SUBMITTALS; IDENTIFICATION REQUIRED  
Arguments in favor of or against a ballot measure, which are printed in the informational pamphlet, must contain a sworn, notarized statement of the person submitting it. If the argument is submitted by an organization, it must contain the sworn statement of two executive officers of the organization. The names of persons and entities submitting written arguments is required to be included in the informational pamphlet. Persons signing the argument must identify themselves by giving their residence address and telephone number, which cannot appear in the pamphlet. Any argument submitted that does not comply with these requirements cannot be included in the pamphlet. AS PASSED HOUSE. First sponsor: Rep. Kavanagh (R - Dist 23)   3/10
from Senate rules okay.
H2144:
STATE LIQUOR BOARD; MEMBERSHIP  
One of the five members of the State Liquor Board with no financial interest in business licensed to deal with spirituous liquors is required to be a current or former elected municipal officials. Session law allows current Board members to continue to serve until the expiration of their normal terms. AS PASSED HOUSE. First sponsor: Rep. Kern (R - Dist 20)   3/10
from Senate rules okay.
H2243:
APPROPRIATION; GILA RIVER BRIDGE (TITLE 41)  
Appropriates $28 million from the general fund in FY2020-21 to the Department of Transportation to replace and expand the Gila River bridge on Interstate 10. The appropriation cannot be spent until the State Transportation Board has adopted a five year transportation facilities construction program developed by the Dept that includes a project to replace the Gila River bridge. AS PASSED HOUSE. First sponsor: Rep. Shope (R - Dist 8)
Others: Rep. J. Allen (R - Dist 15)
  3/10
from Senate appro do pass.
H2303:
MANDATORY VEHICLE IMPOUNDMENT; EXCEPTION  
The list of reasons for which a peace officer is required to cause the removal and either immobilization or impoundment of a vehicle is expanded to include if the peace officer determines that the person's driving privilege is suspended for any reason except for failure to pay a civil penalty or failure to appear as directed for a scheduled court appearance. A peace officer who needs to be immediately present at an "emergency" (defined) is not required to immobilize or impound a vehicle if the location of the emergency is different than the location of the vehicle. First sponsor: Rep. Kern (R - Dist 20)   3/5
House COW approved with amend #4340 and floor amend 4767.
H2305:
SOLID WASTE SERVICES; PRIVATE PROVIDER  
Counties and municipalities are prohibited from providing for or enforcing a criminal penalty against a person who refuses to purchase solid waste collection services from a private service provider. AS PASSED HOUSE. First sponsor: Rep. Townsend (R - Dist 16)   3/17
from Senate rules okay.
H2313:
FIRE SPRINKLERS; EXISTING BUILDINGS; PROHIBITION  
A municipality is prohibited from adopting a code or ordinance that requires a person or entity to install fire sprinklers in an existing building that was not required to have fire sprinklers when the building was originally constructed. A municipality is prohibited from imposing any fine, penalty or other requirement on a person or entity for choosing not to install or equip fire sprinklers in such a building. Municipalities are authorized to require the installation of fire sprinklers in an existing building if the owner undertakes a "major renovation or remodel" (defined). First sponsor: Rep. Grantham (R - Dist 12)   3/2
referred to Senate gov.
H2343:
EARLY VOTING; IDENTIFICATION REQUIRED  
For any voter or voter's agent who submits an early ballot in an affidavit envelope at any polling place, early voting location or voting center, the officer in charge of elections must require the person to sign an early ballot delivery log and print the name of the person delivering the early ballot, and to provide identification that matches the name provided. Identification requirements are specified. First sponsor: Rep. Fillmore (R - Dist 16)   2/26
retained on House COW calendar.
H2348:
MUNICIPAL TPT; RESIDENTIAL RENTALS; LIMIT  
Municipalities are prohibited from imposing or increasing transaction privilege taxes on renting residential property unless the new or increased rate of tax is approved by the voters at a regular, municipal election and is not more than five percent. First sponsor: Rep. Chavez (D - Dist 29)
Others: Rep. Andrade (D - Dist 29), Rep. Cook (R - Dist 8), Rep. Dunn (R - Dist 13), Rep. A. Hernandez (D - Dist 3), Rep. Lieberman (D - Dist 28), Rep. Roberts (R - Dist 11), Rep. Sierra (D - Dist 19), Rep. Teller (D - Dist 7), Rep. Toma (R - Dist 22)
  1/29
from House ways-means do pass.
H2353:
BONDS; COUNSEL; FINANCIAL ADVISOR; FEES  
Deletes the requirement for school or municipal bond counsel fees, financial advisory fees, printing costs and paying agent and registrar fees for bonds issued pursuant to a bond election to be paid from either the amount authorized by the voters or current operating funds. Deletes the requirement for school bond election expenses to be paid from current operating funds only. First sponsor: Rep. Toma (R - Dist 22)   3/12
from Senate fin do pass.
H2373:
FACTORY-BUILT BUILDING; DEFINITION  
For the purpose of manufactured housing regulations, the definition of "factory-built building" is modified to remove the stipulation that the building be manufactured using closed construction. First sponsor: Rep. Weninger (R - Dist 17)   3/17
from Senate rules okay.
H2389:
PUBLIC NUISANCE; NOISE; EVIDENCE  
A prosecution for a public nuisance violation that involves noise is required to include an accurate recording and measurement of the noise made by a peace officer or code enforcement officer. Measurement standards are specified. Applies to all cases in which the defendant did not plead guilty or no contest and that, as of the effective date of this legislation, have not been submitted to the fact finder to render a verdict. AS PASSED HOUSE. First sponsor: Rep. Townsend (R - Dist 16)   3/17
from Senate rules okay.
H2404:
TPT; PRIME CONTRACTING; EXEMPTIONS; CERTIFICATES  
Various changes to statutes relating to transaction privilege taxes (TPT) for prime contracting. The definitions of "modification" and "alteration" for the purpose of computing the tax base for the prime contracting classification of TPT are modified. A certificate that a contractor provides to a person stating that the contractor is liable for any amount of transaction privilege taxes due is valid for a period of up to one year. After the certificate expires, the contractor is allowed to execute and provide to the person a new certificate. The Department of Revenue is required to prescribe a form for a certificate to be used by a prime contractor that is subject to TPT for purchasing tangible personal property, the purchase price of which was excluded from the tax base under the retail classification of TPT. The prime contractor is required to obtain the certificate from the Dept, and the certificate is valid for up to one year. After the certificate expires, the contractor is allowed to obtain a new certificate. First sponsor: Rep. Cobb (R - Dist 5)   2/17
from House rules okay.
H2469:
LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS; ADDITIONAL BENEFITS  
If a law enforcement officer was killed in the line of duty, the surviving spouse continues to receive workers' compensation death benefits until the surviving spouse's death regardless of whether the surviving spouse remarries. If a surviving spouse of a deceased law enforcement officer who was killed in the line of duty is receiving payment for health insurance premiums from the officer's employer and the surviving spouse remarries, the health insurance premium payments are no longer discontinued, and family coverage is required to include coverage for the additional new family members. In addition to any other death benefits, a surviving spouse, or a dependent if there is not a surviving spouse, of a deceased member of the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS) or Corrections Officer Retirement Plan (CORP) must receive payment for all of the deceased member's unused sick leave. If a PSPRS or CORP member is receiving an accidental or catastrophic or total and permanent disability pension, the retired member's employer is required to continue to pay the employer portion of the health care benefits that was being paid by the employer on the date that the member's disability pension commenced until the retired member is eligible for Medicare. First sponsor: Rep. Payne (R - Dist 21)
Others: Rep. Blackman (R - Dist 6), Rep. Carroll (R - Dist 22), Rep. Cook (R - Dist 8), Rep. Kavanagh (R - Dist 23), Rep. Rivero (R - Dist 21), Rep. Roberts (R - Dist 11), Rep. Toma (R - Dist 22)
  2/17
from House rules okay.
H2485:
PARKED VEHICLES BLOCKING SIDEWALK; PROHIBITION  
The prohibition against a person stopping, standing or parking a vehicle on a sidewalk includes stopping, standing or parking a vehicle so that any part of or attachment to the vehicle blocks an area of a sidewalk and impedes continuous pedestrian use of the sidewalk in a manner that is not consistent with the Americans With Disabilities Act. AS PASSED HOUSE. First sponsor: Rep. Carroll (R - Dist 22)
Others: Rep. Biasiucci (R - Dist 5), Rep. Bolick (R - Dist 20), Rep. Cobb (R - Dist 5), Rep. Lawrence (R - Dist 23), Sen. Livingston (R - Dist 22), Rep. Longdon (D - Dist 24), Rep. Pawlik (D - Dist 17), Rep. Payne (R - Dist 21), Rep. Rivero (R - Dist 21), Rep. Thorpe (R - Dist 6), Rep. Toma (R - Dist 22)
  3/9
referred to Senate trans-pub safety.
H2493:
COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICTS  
Various changes to statutes relating to community facilities districts. The annual ad valorem tax levied by a district is prohibited from exceeding the amount necessary to meet annual payments of principal and interest on bonds issued by the district, projected payments of principal and interest on new debt planned for that year, a reasonable delinquency factor, including an amount necessary to correct prior year errors or shortages in the levy, if applicable, and any expenses and fees required. The levy is required to be the net of all cash in excess of ten percent of the annual payments of principal and interest in the current fiscal year from the previous year remaining in a segregated fund or funds for the levy. If a district sells general obligation bonds above par, the amount of "net premium" (defined) associated with a general obligation bond issue may be used only to pay costs incurred in issuing the bonds or as a deposit in a debt service fund and used only to pay interest on the issue of general obligation bonds. If used for any other purpose, and if the district has general obligation bond voter authorization and available capacity under its debt limitations, both the available aggregate indebtedness capacity of the district and the principal amount authorized at the general obligation bond election for the district must be reduced by the amount of net premium used for that purpose. For districts that are formed after August 9, 2017 and before the effective date of this legislation and for which the district board consists of the governing body of the municipality or county with two additional district board members who were initially designated by an owner who owned the largest amount of privately owned acreage in the district at formation, at any time after receipt of a petition signed by the owners of a majority of the privately owned real property within the boundaries of the district as measured by square footage or acreage, the district board is authorized to adopt a resolution to permanently remove the two additional appointed district board members and their positions on the board. If a community facilities district will be governed by a governing body with two additional board members who are initially designated by the owner who owns the largest amount of privately-owned acreage in the district, the resolution ordering formation of the district is permitted to state, or the district board is permitted to adopt a resolution that provides, that those two additional members are permanently advisory nonvoting members. Emergency clause. AS PASSED HOUSE. First sponsor: Rep. Toma (R - Dist 22)
Others: Rep. Cook (R - Dist 8), Rep. Udall (R - Dist 25)
  3/5
referred to Senate fin.
H2499:
EMINENT DOMAIN; EXISTING CONTRACTS  
If a municipality exercises the right of eminent domain to acquire a public utility business or enterprise, the municipality is required to assume all existing assets and contractual liabilities associated with providing current and future utility service in the certificate of convenience and necessity that is being condemned unless all parties to the contractual obligations agree otherwise. AS PASSED HOUSE. First sponsor: Rep. Weninger (R - Dist 17)   3/5
from Senate com do pass.
H2508:
RECALLS; CITY ELECTIONS; SIGNATURES REQUIRED  
For an officer elected at a nonpartisan election, the "last preceding general election" for the purpose of calculating the number of signatures required on a recall petition is the last preceding election at which the public officer who is the subject of the recall was declared elected. First sponsor: Rep. Salman (D - Dist 26)
Others: Rep. Andrade (D - Dist 29), Rep. Blanc (D - Dist 26), Rep. Bolding (D - Dist 27), Rep. Cano (D - Dist 3), Rep. Chavez (D - Dist 29), Rep. DeGrazia (D - Dist 10), Rep. Engel (D - Dist 10), Rep. Epstein (D - Dist 18), Rep. Fernandez (D - Dist 4), Rep. Friese (D - Dist 9), Rep. Gabaldon (D - Dist 2), Rep. Lieberman (D - Dist 28), Rep. Longdon (D - Dist 24), Sen. Mendez (D - Dist 26), Rep. Pawlik (D - Dist 17), Rep. Peten (D - Dist 4), Rep. Teller (D - Dist 7), Rep. TerĂ¡n (D - Dist 30), Rep. Thorpe (R - Dist 6)
  2/13
from House gov do pass.
H2551:
APPROPRIATION; STATE PARKS; HERITAGE FUND  
Appropriates $10 million from the general fund in FY2020-21 to the Arizona State Parks Heritage Fund. First sponsor: Rep. Osborne (R - Dist 13)
Others: Rep. Blackman (R - Dist 6), Sen. Brophy McGee (R - Dist 28), Rep. Dunn (R - Dist 13)
  3/2
referred to Senate appro.
H2605:
DISPOSITION OF PUBLIC ROADWAYS  
In addition to a quitclaim deed, a governing body is permitted to authorize the Department of Transportation to sell and convey the land within a roadway or portion of a roadway by "other appropriate instrument." First sponsor: Rep. Rivero (R - Dist 21)   3/11
retained on House COW calendar.
H2615:
MUNICIPALITIES; UTILITIES; VACANT BUILDINGS  
Municipalities are prohibited from adopting an ordinance that requires a property owner to provide utilities to a "vacant building" (defined). First sponsor: Rep. Griffin (R - Dist 14)   2/26
retained on House COW calendar.
H2686 (Chapter 3):
BUILDING PERMITS; UTILITIES; RESTRICTIONS; PROHIBITIONS  
A county or municipality requiring the issuance of a building permit is prohibited from denying a permit application based on the utility provider proposed to provide utility service to the project. A county or municipality issuing a building permit is required to ensure that all applicable permits and fees contain requirements and amounts that do not exceed the requirements and amounts for use of other utility providers and do not have the effect of restricting a permit applicant's ability to use the services of a utility provider that is capable and authorized to provide utility service. Any code, ordinance, land use regulation or general or specific plan provision adopted by a county or municipality is prohibited from restricting a person's or entity's ability to use the services of a utility provider that is capable and authorized to provide utility service. Counties and municipalities are prohibited from imposing a fine, penalty or other requirement that has the effect of restricting a utility provider's authority to operate or serve customers. The regulation of a utility provider's authority to operate and serve customers is a matter of statewide concern. A person's or entity's ability to use the services of a utility provider that is capable and authorized to provide utility service is not subject to further regulation by a county or municipality. Does not affect any authority of a county or municipality to manage or operate a county owned or municipally owned utility. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. First sponsor: Rep. Bowers (R - Dist 25)   2/21
signed by governor; Chap. no. awaited. message
H2705:
VACANT; ABANDONED BUILDINGS; ORDINANCES  
Municipal governing bodies are authorized to adopt, implement and enforce an ordinance that establishes registration, inspection and maintenance requirements for a building that is "vacant" or "abandoned" (both defined) for more than 150 days. Provisions that must be included in the ordinance are specified, including an appeal process for the owner. Municipalities are authorized to charge fees for registration and inspection of a vacant or abandoned building, and to grant fee waivers for good cause shown. First sponsor: Rep. Shope (R - Dist 8)
Others: Rep. Campbell (R - Dist 1), Rep. Cook (R - Dist 8), Rep. Payne (R - Dist 21), Sen. Pratt (R - Dist 8)
  2/13
from House gov do pass.
H2713:
AGENCY ACTIONS; PROCEDURES; FEE AWARDS  
Modifies statutes governing fees and other expenses the court awards to a party that prevails in an action against the state or a county or municipality by an adjudication on the merits. An award of fees against the state or a county or municipality cannot exceed $125,000, increased from $75,000, for fees incurred at each level of judicial appeal. The maximum rate for attorney fees awarded is $350 per hour for any awards of attorney fees against the state or a county or municipality, instead of only for specified cases, and the maximum rate of $75 per hour for all other cases is deleted. A person is entitled to have an agency not base a decision regarding any filing or other matter submitted to an agency on a requirement or condition that is not specifically authorized by statute, rule or state tribal gaming compact, and an agency is prohibited from doing so. A determination by an agency that an application is not administratively complete is an appealable agency action. More. Changes relating to expenses awarded by the court apply to all proceedings that are pending on or filed after the effective date of this legislation. First sponsor: Rep. Grantham (R - Dist 12)
Others: Rep. Pierce (R - Dist 1)
  3/17
from Senate rules okay.
H2719:
RUBBISH; REMOVAL; PENALTIES  
For a violation of a county or municipal ordinance prohibiting a person from recklessly placing or causing to be placed any rubbish, trash, filth or debris on any property not owned or under the control of that person, the penalty is prohibited from exceeding the amount of the maximum fine for a class 1 (highest) misdemeanor and is prohibited from including any period of incarceration. First sponsor: Rep. Petersen (R - Dist 12)   3/17
from Senate rules okay.
H2732:
TAX CREDIT; AFFORDABLE HOUSING  
Establishes a credit against individual and corporate income taxes and insurance premium taxes for projects that qualify for the federal low-income housing tax credit and that are placed in service from and after June 30, 2021. The credit is equal to the amount of the federal low-income housing credit for the qualified project. To claim the credit, a taxpayer is required to apply to the Arizona Department of Housing and receive an eligibility statement. If the amount of the credit exceeds taxes due, the taxpayer may carry the unused amount forward for up to five consecutive taxable years. The Department of Revenue is required to allocate a total of $8 million of affordable housing tax credits in any calendar year. Establishes a 9-member Affordable Housing Tax Credit Review Committee to review the tax credits on the fifth year after the effective date of the credit and every five years thereafter and submit a report to the Governor and the Legislature. Effective January 1, 2021. Self-repeals January 1, 2028. AS PASSED HOUSE. First sponsor: Rep. Weninger (R - Dist 17)
Others: Sen. Alston (D - Dist 24), Sen. Borrelli (R - Dist 5), Sen. Bowie (D - Dist 18), Sen. Bradley (D - Dist 10), Rep. Cobb (R - Dist 5), Sen. Fann (R - Dist 1), Sen. Gowan (R - Dist 14), Sen. Livingston (R - Dist 22), Rep. Toma (R - Dist 22)
  3/11
from Senate appro do pass.
H2841:
MUNICIPAL ZONING; HOUSING OVERLAY  
By July 1, 2021, municipalities are required to adopt by ordinance a housing affordability zoning overlay district over at least 30 percent of all vacant land that is zoned for single-family residential use within the municipality as of the effective date of this legislation. The housing affordability zoning overlay district may allow a subdivider to construct a qualifying development of up to 15 dwelling units per acre for sale. Within the housing affordability zoning overlay district, a municipality is prohibited from denying a building permit or approval that is required as a condition of development or construction for failure to comply with and may not enforce any code, ordinance, or any other legal requirement relating to "dwelling design elements" (defined) or the location and size of open space. Some exceptions. First sponsor: Rep. Kern (R - Dist 20)   3/12
House COW approved with amend #4306 and floor amends #4857 and #4859.
H2843:
SOBER LIVING HOMES; FEES; PENALTIES  
Licensure of a sober living home is for three years, increased from one year. The fee for initial licensure and license renewal is capped at $500. The Department of Health Services is prohibited from charging a fee on a per bed basis. Various penalties for violations of sober living home licensure requirements are deleted. First sponsor: Rep. Kern (R - Dist 20)   3/2
retained on House add'l COW calendar.
H2875:
REGULATION; SHORT-TERM RENTALS  
Modifies the list of regulations that counties and municipalities are authorized to impose on vacation rentals or short-terms rentals to include: requiring contact information for the owner of the rental to be posted on the front door or in another location on the property that is visible and accessible to the public; restricting the maximum number of adult occupants allowed on the property at one time to no more than 2 adults per bedroom, up to 4 bedrooms, plus 2 additional adults per 1,000 square feet of livable space in excess of 3,000 square feet of livable space; requiring the installation of safety and monitoring equipment that monitors and detects noise and notifies the owner if noise is unreasonable or in violation of a noise ordinance; prohibiting smoking outside within 100 feet of a residential structure; restricting occupants from checking in without the presence of the owner or the owner's designee; and prohibiting occupants from parking on public or private streets if on-property parking is available. Establishes penalties for violations. First sponsor: Rep. Kavanagh (R - Dist 23)
Others: Sen. S. Allen (R - Dist 6), Sen. Alston (D - Dist 24), Rep. Andrade (D - Dist 29), Rep. Barto (R - Dist 15), Rep. Blackman (R - Dist 6), Rep. Bolding (D - Dist 27), Sen. Borrelli (R - Dist 5), Rep. Bowers (R - Dist 25), Sen. Boyer (R - Dist 20), Sen. Brophy McGee (R - Dist 28), Rep. Butler (D - Dist 28), Rep. Campbell (R - Dist 1), Sen. Carter (R - Dist 15), Rep. Cobb (R - Dist 5), Sen. Contreras (D - Dist 19), Rep. Cook (R - Dist 8), Sen. Dalessandro (D - Dist 2), Rep. Espinoza (D - Dist 19), Sen. Fann (R - Dist 1), Rep. Finchem (R - Dist 11), Sen. Gray (R - Dist 21), Rep. A. Hernandez (D - Dist 3), Rep. D. Hernandez (D - Dist 2), Rep. Lawrence (R - Dist 23), Rep. Lieberman (D - Dist 28), Rep. Longdon (D - Dist 24), Sen. Mendez (D - Dist 26), Rep. Meza (D - Dist 30), Rep. Osborne (R - Dist 13), Rep. Pawlik (D - Dist 17), Rep. Payne (R - Dist 21), Rep. Peten (D - Dist 4), Rep. Pierce (R - Dist 1), Rep. Powers Hannley (D - Dist 9), Sen. Pratt (R - Dist 8), Rep. Rivero (R - Dist 21), Rep. Roberts (R - Dist 11), Rep. Salman (D - Dist 26), Rep. Shah (D - Dist 24), Rep. Sierra (D - Dist 19), Sen. Steele (D - Dist 9), Rep. Teller (D - Dist 7), Rep. Thorpe (R - Dist 6), Rep. Townsend (R - Dist 16), Rep. Tsosie (D - Dist 7), Sen. Ugenti-Rita (R - Dist 23)
  3/5
FAILED House 25-35.
H2899:
FUEL; ELECTRIC CARS; HYBRIDS; TAXES  
Establishes an additional tax on motor vehicle fuel possessed, used or consumed in Arizona of 24 cents per gallon in FY2020-21, 30 cents per gallon in FY2021-22, and 36 cents per gallon in FY2022-23. Imposes a tax on natural gas used in the propulsion of any vehicle at a rate of 24 cents per gallon in FY2020-21, 30 cents per gallon in FY2021-22, and 36 cents per gallon in FY2022-23. Imposes a tax on propane used in the propulsion of any vehicle at a rate of 18 cents per gallon in FY2020-21, 23 cents per gallon in FY2021-22, and 28 cents per gallon in FY2022-23. Imposes a tax on electricity used in the propulsion of any vehicle at a rate of 2 cents per kilowatt in FY2020-21 and FY2021-22, and 3 cents per kilowatt in FY2022-23. Imposes use fuel taxes on use fuel, natural gas, propane and electricity used in the propulsion of a light class motor vehicle, and establishes use fuel tax rates. Imposes a tax on a vehicle that accesses a street or highway and that is propelled by electricity of $111 per year for FY2020-21, $139 per year for FY2021-22, and $155 per year for FY2022-23. Imposes a tax on a vehicle that accesses a street or highway and that is propelled by a combination of electricity and other fuels of $45 per year for FY2020-21, $56 per year for FY2021-22, and $67 per year for FY2022-23. For FY2023-24 and each year after, each of these rates must be adjusted annually to reflect the change in the gross domestic product implicit price deflator reported by the U.S. Department of Commerce from January 1, 2020 to December 31 of the prior year. Monies collected from these taxes are deposited in the newly established Arizona Road Use Account in the Highway User Revenue Fund. Monies in the Account must be used exclusively for maintaining, preserving and constructing streets, road and highways and administering those activities. The Department of Transportation is required to study the feasibility of converting from a flat tax rate for electric vehicles to a kilowatt per mile, or egallon, tax rate or equivalent, and to submit a report of the study to the Governor and the Legislature by December 31, 2025. Also requires the Department of Agriculture Division of Weights and Measures to adopt rules requiring the retail sale of compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas that are used as a motor vehicle fuel to be dispensed in a specified manner. More. Contains legislative findings. Due to a potential increase in state revenue, this legislation requires the affirmative vote of at least 2/3 of the members of each house of the Legislature for passage, and becomes effective on signature of the Governor. First sponsor: Rep. Campbell (R - Dist 1)
Others: Rep. Bowers (R - Dist 25), Sen. Bradley (D - Dist 10), Sen. Fann (R - Dist 1), Rep. Fernandez (D - Dist 4), Rep. Friese (D - Dist 9), Rep. Pierce (R - Dist 1), Rep. Thorpe (R - Dist 6)
  2/27
from House rules okay.
S1019:
PROHIBITION; REGULATION; INDUSTRIAL HEMP SITES  
Counties and municipalities are prohibited from imposing any regulation or restriction on an industrial hemp site unless the site violates any applicable zoning law or building and fire code. The Department of Agriculture is required to establish and maintain a public registry of all industrial hemp licenses, and information that must be included in the registry is specified. The Dept is also required to establish and maintain a voluntary registry for cultivation sites of nonprofit medical marijuana dispensaries. The Director of the Dept is required to appoint an Advisory Committee on cross-pollination between industrial hemp sites and cultivation sites of nonprofit medical marijuana dispensaries. Te Committee is required to submit a report to the Legislature by December 31, 2021, and self-repeals October 1, 2022. AS PASSED SENATE. First sponsor: Sen. Borrelli (R - Dist 5)   5/20
referred to House rules only.
S1042:
EXECUTIVE SESSIONS; SECURITY PLANS  
The list of purposes for which a public body is authorized to hold an executive session is expanded to include discussion or consultations with designated representatives of the public body in order to discuss security plans, procedures, assessments, measures or systems relating to, or having an impact on, the security or safety of buildings, facilities, operations, critical infrastructure information and information technology maintained by the public body. Records, documentation, notes, or other materials made by or provided to the representatives for these purposes are confidential and exempt from public disclosure. AS PASSED SENATE. First sponsor: Sen. Borrelli (R - Dist 5)
Others: Rep. Cook (R - Dist 8), Rep. Finchem (R - Dist 11)
  5/21
passed House 52-8; ready for governor.
S1089:
PUBLIC RECORDS REQUESTS; CONTACT INFORMATION  
The custodian of public records is prohibited from disclosing a public record unless the requesting person has furnished the person's name, address, telephone number and email address, if any, to the public body. First sponsor: Sen. Leach (R - Dist 11)   3/12
from House gov do pass.
S1121:
MODEL CITY TAX CODE; PROCEDURES  
Modifies procedures for the Municipal Tax Code Commission to adopt amendments to the model city tax code. A taxpayer or the Department of Revenue must submit a proposed amendment to the Commission at least 60 days before the Commission adopts it. The Dept is required to post notice of the meeting and the proposed amendment on the Dept website at least 30 days prior to an informational public hearing and at least 60 days prior to the hearing to adopt the amendment. If the Commission adopts an amendment, the Dept is required to update the official copy of the model city tax code, and all municipalities are required to adopt the changes. Changes in rates of tax are not subject to review, but within 10 days after passage of an ordinance imposing a rate change, the municipality imposing a "new or different tax rate" (defined) is required to notify the Commission and the Dept. AS PASSED SENATE. First sponsor: Sen. Leach (R - Dist 11)   5/19
passed House 44-16; ready for governor
S1124:
COMMERCE AUTHORITY; DATA CENTER EQUIPMENT  
For the purpose of tax relief for the owner or operator of a computer data center that is certified by the Arizona Commerce Authority, the definition of "computer data center equipment" is modified to include all "software" (defined) instead of all "enabling software." A legislative intent section states that this is intended as clarifying legislation. Retroactive to September 13, 2013. Any claim for a refund of transaction privilege or use taxes based on the retroactive application of this legislation must be submitted to the Department of Revenue by December 31, 2020. The aggregate amount of refunds cannot exceed $10,000, and interest in not allowed or compounded on any refundable amount of claims if paid before July 1, 2020. A refund claim that is filed before January 1, 2020 or that is not connected to this legislation is not subject to the $10,000 aggregate refund amount. Severability clause. First sponsor: Sen. Mesnard (R - Dist 17)   1/14
referred to Senate fin.
S1154:
APPROPRIATION; QUEEN CREEK ROAD INTERCHANGE  
Appropriates $15 million from the general fund in FY2020-21 to the Department of Transportation for the state's share of the cost to alter the Queen Creek Road interchange to a diverging diamond interchange. First sponsor: Sen. Livingston (R - Dist 22)
Others: Sen. Kerr (R - Dist 13), Sen. Pratt (R - Dist 8), Rep. Toma (R - Dist 22)
  3/12
from House trans do pass.
S1160:
FIREFIGHTERS; CANCERS; PRESUMPTION; WORKERS' COMPENSATION  
The list of diseases or impairment of a firefighter's health that are presumed to be an occupational disease for the purpose of workers' compensation is expanded to include ovarian and breast cancer. Eliminates the requirement that a firefighter was exposed to a known carcinogen and informed the department of the exposure and that the carcinogen is reasonably related to the cancer in order for the presumptions to be granted. The presumptions apply to all firefighters and fire investigators who are currently in service, and to former firefighters or fire investigators who are 65 years of age or younger and who are diagnosed with one of the specified cancers no more than 15 years after the last date of employment as a firefighter or fire investigator. The presumption is conclusive and irrebuttable if the statutory requirements are met. Previously, the presumption could be rebutted by a preponderance of the evidence that there was a specific cause of the cancer other than an occupational exposure. Contains a legislative findings and intent section. AS PASSED SENATE. First sponsor: Sen. Carter (R - Dist 15)
Others: Sen. S. Allen (R - Dist 6), Rep. Bolding (D - Dist 27), Sen. Bowie (D - Dist 18), Sen. Boyer (R - Dist 20), Sen. Brophy McGee (R - Dist 28), Rep. Butler (D - Dist 28), Rep. Chavez (D - Dist 29), Rep. Fernandez (D - Dist 4), Sen. Gray (R - Dist 21), Rep. A. Hernandez (D - Dist 3), Sen. Mendez (D - Dist 26), Rep. Osborne (R - Dist 13), Sen. Pace (R - Dist 25), Rep. Payne (R - Dist 21), Rep. Powers Hannley (D - Dist 9), Sen. Quezada (D - Dist 29), Sen. Rios (D - Dist 27), Rep. Salman (D - Dist 26), Sen. Steele (D - Dist 9), Rep. Teller (D - Dist 7)
  5/20
referred to House rules only.
S1222:
BUILDING PERMITS; UTILITIES; RESTRICTIONS; PROHIBITIONS  
A county or municipality is prohibited from denying a permit application based on the utility provider proposed to serve the project. A county or municipality issuing a building permit is required to ensure that all applicable permits and fees contain requirements and amounts that do not exceed the requirements and amounts for use of other utility providers and do not have the effect of restricting a permit applicant's ability to use the services of a utility provider that is authorized to provide service. Any code, ordinance, land use regulation or general or specific plan provision adopted by a county or municipality is required to preserve a person's or entity's ability to use the services of a utility provider that is authorized to provide service. Counties and municipalities are prohibited from imposing a fine, penalty or other requirement that has the effect of restricting a utility provider's authority to operate or serve customers. First sponsor: Sen. Fann (R - Dist 1)
Others: Sen. S. Allen (R - Dist 6), Sen. Borrelli (R - Dist 5), Sen. Bowie (D - Dist 18), Sen. Bradley (D - Dist 10), Sen. Brophy McGee (R - Dist 28), Sen. Contreras (D - Dist 19), Sen. D. Farnsworth (R - Dist 16), Sen. Gowan (R - Dist 14), Sen. Gray (R - Dist 21), Sen. Kerr (R - Dist 13), Sen. Leach (R - Dist 11), Sen. Livingston (R - Dist 22), Sen. Mesnard (R - Dist 17), Sen. Navarrete (D - Dist 30), Sen. Otondo (D - Dist 4), Sen. Pace (R - Dist 25), Sen. Pratt (R - Dist 8), Sen. Ugenti-Rita (R - Dist 23)
  2/13
Senate COW approved with amend #4218.
S1280:
PENSIONS; UNFUNDED LIABILITY; EXPENDITURE LIMITS  
A county's or municipality's unfunded accrued liability under the Arizona State Retirement System, Elected Officials' Retirement Plan, Public Safety Personnel Retirement System, and Corrections Officer Retirement Plan are required to be considered a long-term obligation required by a contract for the purpose of the definition of "local revenues" for the purpose of calculating the local government expenditure limitation in the state Constitution. First sponsor: Sen. Mesnard (R - Dist 17)
Others: Sen. Gray (R - Dist 21)
  1/29
Senate fin do pass; report awaited.
S1303:
ANNEXATION OF TERRITORY; REQUIREMENTS  
A municipality is prohibited from annexing territory if as a result of the annexation unincorporated territory is completely surrounded by a combination of the annexing municipality and other municipalities. Does not apply to territory that at the time of the annexation was already completely surrounded by a municipality or a combination of municipalities. AS PASSED SENATE. First sponsor: Sen. Pratt (R - Dist 8)   5/21
passed House 41-19; ready for governor.
S1305:
PERSONAL DELIVERY DEVICES  
Establishes a new article in Title 28 (Transportation) regulating "personal delivery devices" (defined). A person may operate a personal delivery device only if the person is a business entity and a human who is an agent is capable of monitoring or exercising physical control over the navigation and operation of the device. When a personal delivery device operated by a business entity is engaged, the business entity is the operator of the personal delivery device solely for the purpose of assessing compliance with applicable traffic laws. Establishes requirements for personal delivery devices, including operating in a manner that complies with traffic laws that apply to pedestrians and yielding to or not obstructing the right-of-way of all other traffic, including pedestrians. A personal delivery device may be operated at speeds up to 12 miles per hour in a pedestrian area, or at speeds up to 20 miles per hour on the side or shoulder of a highway in an area that is not a pedestrian area. Local authorities are authorized to establish a lower maximum speed in a pedestrian area in specified circumstances, but the maximum speed cannot be less than 7 miles per hour. Establishes personal delivery device equipment requirements, including a braking system and lights for nighttime operation. A business entity that operates a personal delivery device is required to maintain an insurance policy that includes general liability coverage of at least $100,000 for damages arising from the operation of the device. Local authorities cannot regulate the operation of a personal delivery device in a manner inconsistent with this legislation. Effective September 1, 2020. AS PASSED SENATE. First sponsor: Sen. Livingston (R - Dist 22)   5/20
House COW approved. Passed House 31-29; ready for governor
S1333:
PEACE OFFICER RIGHTS; DUE PROCESS  
Various changes to statutes relating to disciplinary action for law enforcement officers. Unless the officer waives the right to written notice or immediate action is necessary to preserve evidence, an employer is required to provide the law enforcement officer with a written notice of the intent to interview the officer at least one calendar day before the interview. The notice must include the specific alleged policy violations and the officer's right to have a representative at the interview. In an interview during an administrative investigation, an employer is allowed to ask the law enforcement officer only questions that are material and relevant to the alleged misconduct described in the notice of investigation, and the employer is prohibited from intentionally misrepresenting that direct evidence of the officer's misconduct exists when the evidence does not exist. If allowed by the employer, a law enforcement officer's representative may be on duty during the interview. The employer is not obligated to compensate the representative for overtime pay during the interview. A hearing officer, an administrative law judge and members of an appeals board or a commission that hears an appeal of a disciplinary action by a law enforcement officer are public officials and have the authority to subpoena a witness. More. First sponsor: Sen. Livingston (R - Dist 22)   3/4
FAILED Senate 12-17.
S1391:
SMOKING REGULATION; ELECTRONIC SMOKING DEVICES  
For the purposes of the statutes prohibiting smoking in all public places and places of employment in Arizona, the definition of "smoking" is expanded to include marijuana and the use of an "electronic smoking device" (defined). The list of places exempt from the prohibition on smoking in public places is modified to remove veterans and fraternal clubs when they are not open to the public and smoking as part of a theatrical performance on a stage or in the course of a film or television production. Other definitions are also modified. Due to voter protection, this legislation requires the affirmative vote of at least 3/4 of the members of each house of the Legislature for passage. First sponsor: Sen. Carter (R - Dist 15)   1/29
referred to Senate com.
S1394:
UNCLAIMED PROPERTY; HOUSING TRUST FUND  
Establishes a credit against individual and corporate income taxes and insurance premium taxes for projects that qualify for the federal low-income housing tax credit and that are placed in service from and after June 30, 2021. The credit is equal to at least 50 percent of the amount of the federal low-income housing credit for the qualified project. To claim the credit, a taxpayer is required to apply to the Arizona Department of Housing and receive an eligibility statement. The Dept is required to allocate a total of $8 million of affordable housing tax credits in any calendar year. If the amount of the credit exceeds taxes due, the taxpayer may carry the unused amount forward for up to five consecutive taxable years. The Department of Revenue is required to allocate a total of $8 million of affordable housing tax credits in any calendar year. Establishes a 9-member Affordable Housing Tax Credit Review Committee to review the tax credits on the fifth year after the effective date of the credit and every five years thereafter and submit a report to the Governor and the Legislature. The credits become effective January 1, 2021 and self-repeal January 1, 2028. Also, the amount of proceeds from the sale of abandoned property that are deposited in the Housing Trust Fund each fiscal year is changed to 55 percent of the proceeds, instead of $2.5 million. AS PASSED SENATE. First sponsor: Sen. Carter (R - Dist 15)   5/20
referred to House rules only.
S1459:
PRIVATE ATTORNEY RETENTION; MUNICIPALITIES; COUNTIES  
Counties and municipalities are prohibited from entering into a contingency fee contract with a private attorney unless the county or municipal attorney makes a written determination before entering into the contract that contingency fee representation is both cost effective and in the public interest. The written determination is required to include specific findings for a list of specified factors. Before a contingency fee contract with a private attorney is effective and enforceable and before any monies may be spent by the county or municipality, the county or municipality is required to receive approval from the Attorney General's Office for the contract. Counties and municipalities are prohibited from entering into a contingency fee contract that provides for the county's or municipality's private attorney to receive a contingency fee from the county's or municipality's portion of the recovery in excess of an aggregate of a list of specified percentages based on the recovery amount. The contingency fee received by the county's or municipality's private attorney cannot exceed $50 million. Establishes additional requirements for county or municipal contracts for contingency fee attorney services. does not apply to any contingency fee contract in which a county or municipality hires a private attorney to pursue debt collection cases. First sponsor: Sen. Leach (R - Dist 11)   3/16
retained on Senate COW calendar.
S1510:
PUBLIC CONTRACTS; PAYMENT METHODS  
In lieu of retaining ten percent of an estimate, a government "agent" (defined elsewhere in statute) entering into a contract with a contractor, at the option of the contractor, is required to accept as a substitute an assignment of money market accounts or demand deposit accounts. The amount deposited in a money market account or demand deposit account in lieu of the retention cannot be released by the financial institution to the contractor except on written authorization of the agent. AS PASSED SENATE. First sponsor: Sen. Livingston (R - Dist 22)   5/20
passed House 45-15; ready for governor
S1553:
NEIGHBORHOOD VARIANCE INDEX; HEARING  
If 20 percent of the qualified electors residing in a "community" (defined) petition a county planning and zoning commission or municipal planning agency to evaluate the "neighborhood variance index" (defined as the percentage of residential structures being used for purposes other than permanent residential occupancy for at least 6 months) for the community, the commission or agency is required to hold a hearing. The commission or agency is authorized to prepare specific plans and measures that may be required to improve the neighborhood variance index in the petitioning community, and to recommend such plans and measures to the county board of supervisors or municipal legislative body for adoption. First sponsor: Sen. Brophy McGee (R - Dist 28)
Others: Sen. Bowie (D - Dist 18), Sen. Carter (R - Dist 15), Rep. Kavanagh (R - Dist 23)
  2/20
Senate com failed 3-4.
S1554:
SHORT-TERM RENTAL ENFORCEMENT; PENALTIES  
The prohibition on counties an municipalities restricting the use of or regulating vacation rentals or short-term rentals except as specifically authorized is limited to a person's primary or secondary residence. If a vacation rental or short-term rental is not a person's primary or secondary residence or is owned or operated by a corporate entity, and a majority homeowner is not on the premises of the vacation rental or short-term rental for the duration of the rental, the property cannot be rented more than one time in a 30-day period unless a county or municipality adopts an ordinance allowing the owner to rent more frequently in a 30-day period. Vacation rentals and short-term rentals cannot advertise to exceed the occupancy limit of the dwelling or for any nonresidential use. An online lodging operator that falsifies information to an online lodging marketplace is guilty of a petty offense. Other penalties for violations are modified. First sponsor: Sen. Brophy McGee (R - Dist 28)
Others: Sen. Bowie (D - Dist 18), Sen. Carter (R - Dist 15), Rep. Kavanagh (R - Dist 23)
  5/20
referred to House rules only.
S1664:
CIVIL LIABILITY; GUN-FREE ZONES  
A government entity that establishes a "gun-free zone" (defined) is liable for any damages claimed by a person who was harmed by criminal conduct in the gun-free zone if a reasonable person would believe that possession of a firearm could have helped the person defend against the criminal conduct. The court is authorized to award treble damages to the person who was harmed if the criminal conduct is found to be a terrorist attack or the person harmed is disabled, a member of a minority group, or over 65 years of age at the time of the criminal conduct. First sponsor: Sen. Gowan (R - Dist 14)
Others: Rep. Biasiucci (R - Dist 5), Rep. Bolick (R - Dist 20), Sen. Borrelli (R - Dist 5), Rep. Carroll (R - Dist 22), Rep. Griffin (R - Dist 14), Rep. Kavanagh (R - Dist 23), Rep. Nutt (R - Dist 14), Rep. Payne (R - Dist 21), Rep. Roberts (R - Dist 11), Rep. Thorpe (R - Dist 6)
  3/5
FAILED Senate 13-16.
S1667:
FIREWORKS; AERIAL DEVICES  
The definition of "permissible consumer fireworks" in a county with a population of more than 500,000 persons is expanded to include "multiple-tube aerial devices" (defined as specified mine and shell devices and multiple tube fireworks devices and pyrotechnic articles that are defined in an American Pyrotechnics Association rule, with some exclusions). First sponsor: Sen. Gowan (R - Dist 14)
Others: Rep. Payne (R - Dist 21)
  2/26
FAILED Senate 14-15.