ASRS 2020 Bill Tracker
54th Legislature - 2nd Regular Session, 2020 Wednesday, Feb 19 2020 3:55 AM
ASRS
Posted Calendars and Committee Hearings
H2138: COMMON LAW MARRIAGE CONFIRMATION; CAREGIVERS
 
H2145: PSPRS; CORP; DEATH BENEFITS; SUICIDE
 
 
H2157: PSPRS; BENEFIT COMPUTATION; RETURN-TO-WORK
 
H2242: TREASURER; INVESTMENT OF TRUST FUNDS
 
H2631: PSPRS; LOCAL BOARDS; DUTIES; CONSOLIDATION
 
 
H2685: GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE; POINT OF CONTACT
 
H2690: STATE AGENCIES; VETERANS STATUS; INQUIRY
 
H2846: PUBLIC OFFICIALS; ENTITIES; CIVIL LIABILITY
 
S1329: DEFINED CONTRIBUTION; HEALTH SUBSIDY; DISABILITY
 
S1354: PUBLIC RETIREMENT SYSTEMS; PREFUNDING PLAN
 
S1508: LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS; ADDITIONAL BENEFITS
 


Bill Summaries
H2053: EXECUTIVE SESSIONS; SECURITY PLANS Questions/Comments

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)


 
H2053 Daily History  Date Action
EXECUTIVE SESSIONS; SECURITY PLANS 1/30 from House gov do pass.
EXECUTIVE SESSIONS; SECURITY PLANS 1/30 House gov do pass; report awaited.
EXECUTIVE SESSIONS; SECURITY PLANS 1/22 from House tech do pass.
EXECUTIVE SESSIONS; SECURITY PLANS 1/22 House tech do pass; report awaited.
EXECUTIVE SESSIONS; SECURITY PLANS 1/13 referred to House tech, gov.
H2054: GRRC; PETITION TO REQUEST REVIEW Questions/Comments

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

First sponsor: Rep. Biasiucci (R - Dist 5)
Others: Rep. Bolick (R - Dist 20)


 
H2054 Daily History  Date Action
GRRC; PETITION TO REQUEST REVIEW 2/17 passed House 31-28; ready for Senate.
GRRC; PETITION TO REQUEST REVIEW 2/12 House COW approved.
GRRC; PETITION TO REQUEST REVIEW 2/11 from House rules okay.
GRRC; PETITION TO REQUEST REVIEW 1/28 from House reg affairs do pass.
GRRC; PETITION TO REQUEST REVIEW 1/27 House reg affairs do pass; report awaited.
GRRC; PETITION TO REQUEST REVIEW 1/13 referred to House reg affairs.
H2057: CONSULAR IDENTIFICATION CARDS; ALLOWED USE Questions/Comments

The state and its political subdivisions are required to accept a consular identification card issued by a foreign government as a valid form of identification, instead of being prohibited from accepting the cards.

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


 
H2057 Daily History  Date Action
CONSULAR IDENTIFICATION CARDS; ALLOWED USE 2/3 referred to House state-intl.
H2113: ASRS; EMPLOYER; MEMBER; CONTRIBUTIONS Questions/Comments

The Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) is prohibited from paying an employer earnings attributable to excess contributions but is required to reduce the amount returned to an employer by the amount of losses attributable to the excess contributions. On receipt of an employer credit or check for excess contributions, the employer is required to return any member portion of the returned contributions to the member. If less than the correct amount of employer or member contributions is paid into ASRS by an employer, the correct amount of member contributions is prohibited from being paid to ASRS after the death of the member.

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


 
H2113 Daily History  Date Action
ASRS; EMPLOYER; MEMBER; CONTRIBUTIONS 2/6 passed House 60-0; ready for Senate.
ASRS; EMPLOYER; MEMBER; CONTRIBUTIONS 2/3 from House rules okay.
ASRS; EMPLOYER; MEMBER; CONTRIBUTIONS 1/23 from House gov do pass.
ASRS; EMPLOYER; MEMBER; CONTRIBUTIONS 1/23 House gov do pass; report awaited.
ASRS; EMPLOYER; MEMBER; CONTRIBUTIONS 1/16 referred to House gov.
H2138: COMMON LAW MARRIAGE CONFIRMATION; CAREGIVERS Questions/Comments

If two persons live together in partnership for at least two consecutive years at the time of the death of one of the persons, the surviving person is permitted to apply to the clerk of the superior court in any county to receive a marriage license confirming a common law marriage. Evidence that the surviving person is required to provide is listed, including that the two persons are the parents of one or more children together, and that the surviving person acted as a caregiver to the deceased person. If the clerk finds that the surviving person has provided the evidence, the clerk is required to issue a marriage license confirming a common law marriage to the surviving person, dated on the date the persons began living together in partnership. Retroactive to September 1, 2017.

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


 
H2138 Daily History  Date Action
COMMON LAW MARRIAGE CONFIRMATION; CAREGIVERS 1/29 referred to House jud.
H2145: PSPRS; CORP; DEATH BENEFITS; SUICIDE Questions/Comments

For the purpose of Public Safety Personnel Retirement System and Corrections Officer Retirement Plan death benefits, the definition of "killed in the line of duty" is modified to include suicide. Retroactive to January 1, 2019.

First sponsor: Rep. Kern (R - Dist 20)


 
H2145 Daily History  Date Action
PSPRS; CORP; DEATH BENEFITS; SUICIDE 2/6 referred to House gov, pub safety.
H2157: PSPRS; BENEFIT COMPUTATION; RETURN-TO-WORK Questions/Comments

In the computation of average monthly benefit compensation for the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System, a period of nonpaid or partially paid industrial leave must be considered based on the compensation the employee would have received in the employee's job classification if the employee was not on industrial leave.

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


 
H2157 Daily History  Date Action
PSPRS; BENEFIT COMPUTATION; RETURN-TO-WORK 2/17 from House rules okay.
PSPRS; BENEFIT COMPUTATION; RETURN-TO-WORK 1/30 from House gov with amend #4042.
PSPRS; BENEFIT COMPUTATION; RETURN-TO-WORK 1/30 House gov amended; report awaited.
PSPRS; BENEFIT COMPUTATION; RETURN-TO-WORK 1/16 referred to House gov.
H2190: STATE EMPLOYEES; PAID FAMILY LEAVE Questions/Comments

Grants state employees six weeks of paid leave per fiscal year for the birth of a child or placement of a child in connection with foster care or adoption. The Department of Administration is required to establish procedures to be used by an eligible state employee to receive compensation during family leave.

First sponsor: Rep. Jermaine (D - Dist 18)
Others: Sen. Bowie (D - Dist 18), Rep. Cano (D - Dist 3), Rep. Espinoza (D - Dist 19), Rep. Gabaldon (D - Dist 2), Rep. A. Hernandez (D - Dist 3), Rep. Lieberman (D - Dist 28), Rep. Longdon (D - Dist 24), Rep. Pawlik (D - Dist 17), Rep. Salman (D - Dist 26), Rep. Shah (D - Dist 24), Rep. Sierra (D - Dist 19), Rep. Terán (D - Dist 30), Rep. Thorpe (R - Dist 6)


 
H2190 Daily History  Date Action
No actions posted for this bill.
H2242: TREASURER; INVESTMENT OF TRUST FUNDS Questions/Comments

Deletes authorization for securities owned by the permanent endowment funds to be loaned to the financial or dealer community under certain circumstances. Deletes authorization for permanent endowment securities to be sold at a price below par or cost if the proceeds of the sale are reinvested in securities whose incremental yield will recover the dollar loss.

First sponsor: Rep. Kavanagh (R - Dist 23)
Others: Rep. Cobb (R - Dist 5)


 
H2242 Daily History  Date Action
TREASURER; INVESTMENT OF TRUST FUNDS 2/17 from House rules okay.
TREASURER; INVESTMENT OF TRUST FUNDS 1/23 from House gov do pass.
TREASURER; INVESTMENT OF TRUST FUNDS 1/23 House gov do pass; report awaited.
TREASURER; INVESTMENT OF TRUST FUNDS 1/16 referred to House gov.
H2263: PSPRS; NORMAL RETIREMENT; AGE Questions/Comments

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

First sponsor: Rep. Espinoza (D - Dist 19)


 
H2263 Daily History  Date Action
PSPRS; NORMAL RETIREMENT; AGE 1/22 referred to House gov.
H2264: PROCUREMENT; VETERANS; ARIZONA BIDDERS; PREFERENCE Questions/Comments

For procurement contracts awarded by competitive sealed bid, a purchasing agency is required to give preference to a "veteran-owned business" or an "Arizona bidder" (both defined) in a specified order over nonresident bidders if there are two or more low, responsive offers from responsible bidders that are identical in price.

First sponsor: Rep. Espinoza (D - Dist 19)


 
H2264 Daily History  Date Action
No actions posted for this bill.
H2357: ASRS; SELF-INSURANCE PROGRAM Questions/Comments

If the Arizona State Retirement System Board determines that a self-insurance program should no longer be offered, the monies in the self-insurance program account must be used to provide any remaining benefits and to pay administration costs for the program or health insurance premium payments. If those liabilities are satisfied, the Board is required to return any remaining monies to the employer. Previously, the monies were required to be transferred to another account of ASRS as determined by the Board.

First sponsor: Rep. Toma (R - Dist 22)


 
H2357 Daily History  Date Action
ASRS; SELF-INSURANCE PROGRAM 2/13 passed House 59-0; ready for Senate.
ASRS; SELF-INSURANCE PROGRAM 2/11 from House rules okay.
ASRS; SELF-INSURANCE PROGRAM 1/30 from House gov do pass.
ASRS; SELF-INSURANCE PROGRAM 1/30 House gov do pass; report awaited.
ASRS; SELF-INSURANCE PROGRAM 1/21 referred to House gov.
H2406: STATE TREASURER; FINANCIAL SERVICES Questions/Comments

The State Treasurer is required to contract for all "financial services" (defined) required by any state agency, instead of only banking services, and state agencies are prohibited from contracting for financial services except with the written permission of the State Treasurer. A merchant servicer or payment service provider is authorized to provide "payment processing and gateway services" (defined).

First sponsor: Rep. Cobb (R - Dist 5)
Others: Rep. Finchem (R - Dist 11), Rep. Shope (R - Dist 8)


 
H2406 Daily History  Date Action
STATE TREASURER; FINANCIAL SERVICES 2/11 from House rules okay.
STATE TREASURER; FINANCIAL SERVICES 2/6 from House appro do pass.
STATE TREASURER; FINANCIAL SERVICES 2/6 House appro do pass; report awaited.
STATE TREASURER; FINANCIAL SERVICES 2/5 House appro do pass; report awaited.
STATE TREASURER; FINANCIAL SERVICES 1/27 referred to House appro.
H2420: INSURANCE; PRESCRIPTION DRUGS; STEP THERAPY Questions/Comments

Adds a new chapter to Title 20 (Insurance) governing "Step Therapy Protocols," defined as a protocol or program that establishes the specific sequence in which prescription drugs that are for a specified medical condition and that are medically appropriate for a particular patient are covered by a health care insurer under a health care plan. Establishes requirements for clinical review criteria. If coverage of a prescription drug for the treatment of any medical condition is restricted for use by a health care insurer, pharmacy benefits manager or utilization review organization through the use of a step therapy protocol, the patient and prescribing practitioner must have access to a clear and convenient process to request a step therapy exception determination, and an exception must be granted if sufficient evidence of any of a list of circumstances is submitted. Unless an exigent circumstance exists, a health care insurer, pharmacy benefits manager or utilization review organization is required to respond to a request for a step therapy exception determination within 72 hours after receipt of all required documentation. On granting a step therapy exception determination, the health care insurer, pharmacy benefits manager or utilization review organization is required to authorize coverage for the prescription drug prescribed by the patient's treating health care provider. Applies to any policy, contract or evidence of coverage delivered, issued for delivery or renewed on or after December 31, 2021.

First sponsor: Rep. Barto (R - Dist 15)
Others: Rep. Blackman (R - Dist 6), Rep. Cobb (R - Dist 5), Rep. Shah (D - Dist 24)


 
H2420 Daily History  Date Action
INSURANCE; PRESCRIPTION DRUGS; STEP THERAPY 2/10 from House hel-hu ser with amend #4121.
INSURANCE; PRESCRIPTION DRUGS; STEP THERAPY 2/6 House hel-hu ser amended; report awaited.
INSURANCE; PRESCRIPTION DRUGS; STEP THERAPY 1/29 referred to House hel-hu ser.
H2604: CONSULAR IDENTIFICATION CARDS; PERMITTED USE Questions/Comments

The state and its political subdivisions are required, instead of prohibited, to accept a consular identification card issued by a foreign government as a valid form of identification if the foreign government uses "biometric identity verification techniques" (defined) in issuing the consular identification card.

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


 
H2604 Daily History  Date Action
CONSULAR IDENTIFICATION CARDS; PERMITTED USE 2/5 from House state-intl do pass.
CONSULAR IDENTIFICATION CARDS; PERMITTED USE 2/5 House state-intl do pass; report awaited.
CONSULAR IDENTIFICATION CARDS; PERMITTED USE 1/30 referred to House state-intl.
H2631: PSPRS; LOCAL BOARDS; DUTIES; CONSOLIDATION Questions/Comments

Various changes to statues governing the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS) and Corrections Officer Retirement Plan (CORP). The powers and duties of PSPRS local boards and CORP local boards are expanded to include deciding all questions of eligibility for disability and in the line of duty death benefits, and a uniform process for reviewing applications for these benefits is established. Each PSPRS local board and CORP local board is required to hire an independent legal counsel. PSPRS and CORP local board members, secretaries and independent counsel are required to complete local board training within 180 days after appointment or election. PSPRS and CORP employers and local boards are required to submit any materials requested by the PSPRS Board of Trustees for any reason. If the PSPRS Board of Trustees finds through an audit or investigation that a local board is not incompliance with statute or rule, the local board has 60 days to take corrective action, and failure to take adequate correction action authorizes the Board of Trustees to act on behalf of that local board until the matter is resolved. PSPRS and CORP local boards are authorized to enter into an intergovernmental agreement with other local boards to consolidate the boards. Effective January 1, 2021.

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


 
H2631 Daily History  Date Action
PSPRS; LOCAL BOARDS; DUTIES; CONSOLIDATION 2/17 from House rules okay.
PSPRS; LOCAL BOARDS; DUTIES; CONSOLIDATION 1/30 from House gov do pass.
PSPRS; LOCAL BOARDS; DUTIES; CONSOLIDATION 1/30 House gov do pass; report awaited.
PSPRS; LOCAL BOARDS; DUTIES; CONSOLIDATION 1/28 referred to House gov.
H2685: GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE; POINT OF CONTACT Questions/Comments

In any written communication between a state agency or a municipality and a person that demands payment of a tax, fee, penalty, fine or assessment or that denies an application for a permit or license, the state agency or municipality is required to provide the name, telephone number and email address of the employee who is authorized and able to provide information about the communication. An employee who is authorized and able to provide information about any such communication is required to reply within five business days after the state agency or municipality receives that communication.

First sponsor: Rep. Toma (R - Dist 22)
Others: Sen. Gowan (R - Dist 14), Rep. Kern (R - Dist 20), Sen. Leach (R - Dist 11), Sen. Livingston (R - Dist 22), Rep. Petersen (R - Dist 12)


 
H2685 Daily History  Date Action
GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE; POINT OF CONTACT 2/17 from House rules okay.
GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE; POINT OF CONTACT 2/11 from House reg affairs do pass.
GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE; POINT OF CONTACT 2/10 House reg affairs do pass; report awaited.
GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE; POINT OF CONTACT 2/3 referred to House reg affairs.
H2690: STATE AGENCIES; VETERANS STATUS; INQUIRY Questions/Comments

All state agencies, boards, commissions or other administrative units of the state are required to ask every individual at the initial point of service with that individual and to print on each application form the question "Have you or a family member ever served in the military?" Effective January 1, 2021.

First sponsor: Rep. Andrade (D - Dist 29)
Others: Rep. Biasiucci (R - Dist 5), Rep. Blanc (D - Dist 26), Rep. Bowers (R - Dist 25), Rep. Butler (D - Dist 28), Rep. Campbell (R - Dist 1), Rep. Cano (D - Dist 3), Rep. Carroll (R - Dist 22), Rep. Chavez (D - Dist 29), Rep. Cobb (R - Dist 5), Rep. DeGrazia (D - Dist 10), Rep. Dunn (R - Dist 13), Rep. Engel (D - Dist 10), Rep. Grantham (R - Dist 12), Rep. A. Hernandez (D - Dist 3), Rep. D. Hernandez (D - Dist 2), Rep. Jermaine (D - Dist 18), Rep. Lawrence (R - Dist 23), Rep. Lieberman (D - Dist 28), Rep. Meza (D - Dist 30), Rep. Nutt (R - Dist 14), Rep. Pawlik (D - Dist 17), Rep. Powers Hannley (D - Dist 9), Rep. Rivero (R - Dist 21), Rep. Salman (D - Dist 26), Rep. Shah (D - Dist 24), Rep. Teller (D - Dist 7), Rep. Terán (D - Dist 30), Rep. Toma (R - Dist 22), Rep. Townsend (R - Dist 16), Rep. Weninger (R - Dist 17)


 
H2690 Daily History  Date Action
STATE AGENCIES; VETERANS STATUS; INQUIRY 2/17 from House rules okay.
STATE AGENCIES; VETERANS STATUS; INQUIRY 2/11 from House mil-vet with amend #4137.
STATE AGENCIES; VETERANS STATUS; INQUIRY 2/10 House mil-vet amended; report awaited.
STATE AGENCIES; VETERANS STATUS; INQUIRY 2/3 referred to House mil-vet.
H2713: AGENCY ACTIONS; PROCEDURES; FEE AWARDS Questions/Comments

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)


 
H2713 Daily History  Date Action
AGENCY ACTIONS; PROCEDURES; FEE AWARDS 2/17 passed House 31-29; ready for Senate.
AGENCY ACTIONS; PROCEDURES; FEE AWARDS 2/11 from House rules okay.
AGENCY ACTIONS; PROCEDURES; FEE AWARDS 2/3 from House reg affairs do pass.
AGENCY ACTIONS; PROCEDURES; FEE AWARDS 2/3 House reg affairs do pass; report awaited.
AGENCY ACTIONS; PROCEDURES; FEE AWARDS 1/28 referred to House reg affairs.
H2717: TREASURER; PENSION PREFUNDING; INVESTMENT ACCOUNTS Questions/Comments

The State Treasurer is authorized to invest and reinvest pension prefunding plan monies in equity securities for pension prefunding plan investment accounts. Pension prefunding plan monies are for the purpose of allowing employers that provide a "defined benefit pension" (defined) plan to their employees to prefund the employer's required pension contributions.

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


 
H2717 Daily History  Date Action
TREASURER; PENSION PREFUNDING; INVESTMENT ACCOUNTS 2/13 from House gov with amend #4252.
TREASURER; PENSION PREFUNDING; INVESTMENT ACCOUNTS 2/13 House gov amended; report awaited.
TREASURER; PENSION PREFUNDING; INVESTMENT ACCOUNTS 2/4 referred to House gov.
H2722: ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE DECISIONS; REVIEW Questions/Comments

A state agency, board or commission is no longer authorized to review the decision of an administrative law judge and accept, reject or modify it, and the decision of the agency head is no longer the final administrative decision. A party may appeal the written decision of the administrative law judge, instead of a final administrative decision of the agency head. The court is required to affirm the written decision of the administrative law judge unless the court finds by clear and convincing evidence that the written decision is erroneous. Previously, the court was required to affirm the agency action unless the court concluded that the action was contrary to law, not supported by substantial evidence or was arbitrary and capricious.

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


 
H2722 Daily History  Date Action
No actions posted for this bill.
H2846: PUBLIC OFFICIALS; ENTITIES; CIVIL LIABILITY Questions/Comments

A public entity is not liable for damages as a result of an injury caused by any act or omission by a public officer who renders emergency care gratuitously and in good faith in a public building, at a public gathering on the grounds of a public building, or at the scene of an emergency, or as the result of any act or failure to act to provide or arrange for further medical treatment for the injured person, unless the public officer is guilty of gross negligence.

First sponsor: Rep. Shah (D - Dist 24)
Others: Rep. Bowers (R - Dist 25), Rep. Finchem (R - Dist 11), Rep. Friese (D - Dist 9), Rep. Weninger (R - Dist 17)


 
H2846 Daily History  Date Action
PUBLIC OFFICIALS; ENTITIES; CIVIL LIABILITY 2/12 referred to House hel-hu ser.
H2864: RETIREMENT SYSTEMS; INVESTMENTS; PRIVATE PRISONS Questions/Comments

The Arizona State Retirement System Board and the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System Board of Trustees are prohibited from making additional or new investments or renewing existing investments in a private prison company. By July 1, 2022, these boards are required to liquidate all investments in any private prison company.

First sponsor: Rep. Peten (D - Dist 4)
Others: Rep. Bolding (D - Dist 27), Rep. Cano (D - Dist 3), Rep. DeGrazia (D - Dist 10), Rep. Fernandez (D - Dist 4), Rep. Gabaldon (D - Dist 2), Rep. D. Hernandez (D - Dist 2), Rep. Pawlik (D - Dist 17), Rep. Powers Hannley (D - Dist 9), Rep. Rodriguez (D - Dist 27), Rep. Shah (D - Dist 24), Rep. Teller (D - Dist 7)


 
H2864 Daily History  Date Action
RETIREMENT SYSTEMS; INVESTMENTS; PRIVATE PRISONS 2/12 referred to House gov.
H2874: RETIREMENT SYSTEMS; INVESTMENTS; FOSSIL FUELS Questions/Comments

The Arizona State Retirement System Board and the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System Board of Trustees are prohibited from making additional or new investments or renewing existing investments in a fossil fuel company. By July 1, 2022, these boards are required to liquidate all investments in any fossil fuel company.

First sponsor: Rep. Cano (D - Dist 3)


 
H2874 Daily History  Date Action
RETIREMENT SYSTEMS; INVESTMENTS; FOSSIL FUELS 2/12 referred to House gov.
H2878: PUBLIC RESOURCES; PROHIBITED; DEPORTATION PROCEEDINGS Questions/Comments

Except as required by a court order, a state agency, political subdivision or an employee of an agency or political subdivision acting in the employee's official capacity is prohibited from knowingly and willingly participating in any way in the enforcement of any federal act, law, order, rule or regulation issued, enacted or promulgated regarding the deportation of a person who received protection from deportation from the deferred action for childhood arrivals policy, and from using any assets, state monies or monies allocated by the state to political subdivisions on or after the effective date of this legislation to engage in any activity that aids a federal agency, federal agent or corporation providing services to the federal government in the enforcement or any investigation for the enforcement of any federal act, law, order, rule or regulation issued, enacted or promulgated regarding the deportation of a person who received protection from deportation from the deferred action for childhood arrivals policy. The State Treasurer is prohibited from transferring any monies to a political subdivision in the fiscal year after a final judicial determination is made that the political subdivision adopted a rule, order, ordinance or policy that intentionally violated this prohibition. An agent or employee that knowingly violates this prohibition is subject to a civil penalty of up to $3,000 for a first violation and is guilty of a class 1 (highest) misdemeanor for a second or subsequent violation.

First sponsor: Rep. Rodriguez (D - Dist 27)
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. Espinoza (D - Dist 19), Rep. Fernandez (D - Dist 4), Rep. Friese (D - Dist 9), Rep. Gabaldon (D - Dist 2), Rep. A. Hernandez (D - Dist 3), Rep. D. Hernandez (D - Dist 2), Rep. Longdon (D - Dist 24), Rep. Meza (D - Dist 30), Rep. Peten (D - Dist 4), Rep. Powers Hannley (D - Dist 9), Rep. Rivero (R - Dist 21), Rep. Salman (D - Dist 26), Rep. Sierra (D - Dist 19), Rep. Teller (D - Dist 7), Rep. Terán (D - Dist 30), Rep. Tsosie (D - Dist 7)


 
H2878 Daily History  Date Action
PUBLIC RESOURCES; PROHIBITED; DEPORTATION PROCEEDINGS 2/12 referred to House jud, pub safety, gov.
H2890: GOVERNMENT VEHICLES; ELECTRIC; APPROPRIATION Questions/Comments

In considering the purchase of new motor vehicles, state agencies and political subdivisions are required to consider electric vehicles and the long-term maintenance and fuel costs in evaluating total costs over the life of the motor vehicle. A political subdivision is authorized to apply to the Department of Administration for reimbursement for the difference between the amount that the political subdivision spent on electric vehicles and the amount that the political subdivision would have spent on fossil fuel vehicles, and the Dept is required to reimburse political subdivisions on a first-come, first-served basis. The Dept is permitted to establish a reimbursement cap for each political subdivision. Appropriates $1 million from the general fund in FY2020-21 to the Dept to distribute to political subdivisions for electric vehicle reimbursement.

First sponsor: Rep. Epstein (D - Dist 18)


 
H2890 Daily History  Date Action
GOVERNMENT VEHICLES; ELECTRIC; APPROPRIATION 2/12 referred to House gov, appro.
HCR2005: SCHOOLS; CONSOLIDATION; UNIFICATION Questions/Comments

The 2020 general election ballot is to carry the question of whether to amend state statute to require each school district in Arizona to be a unified school district by July 1, 2026. Each school district governing board is required to annually determine the cost saving that result from any consolidation or unification with other school districts, and the cost savings are retained by the district and used for classroom expenditures as determined by the school board, with at least 25 percent being used for teacher salaries. Statute exempting small school districts from the general budget limit is repealed, and session law provides budget revision amounts for FY2026-27, FY2027-28 and FY2028-29. By September 15, 2021, each county school superintendent must complete a feasibility study on the unification and/or consolidation of the school districts within that county, and provide a copy of the study to all school boards in the county. Required components of the feasibility study are specified. By June 30, 2024, the governing board of each school district is required to develop, adopt and publish a plan to unify and/or consolidate the school district with other school districts within that county. Establishes revenue control limits for school districts that are unified or consolidated without an election. The authority to form and operate union high school districts in Arizona ends on June 30, 2026. Appropriates $250,000 from the general fund in FY2020-21 to each county with a population of 500,000 persons or less and $750,000 to each county with a population of more than 500,000 persons for implementation.

First sponsor: Rep. Fillmore (R - Dist 16)
Others: Rep. Carroll (R - Dist 22)


 
HCR2005 Daily History  Date Action
SCHOOLS; CONSOLIDATION; UNIFICATION 2/5 from House fed-rel do pass.
HCR2048: IN-STATE TUITION; UNIVERSITIES; COMMUNITY COLLEGES Questions/Comments

The 2020 general election ballot is to carry the question of whether to amend state statute to make a student who meets specified eligibility criteria under the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program and who graduated from high school while physically present in Arizona eligible for in-state tuition at any university under the jurisdiction of the Arizona Board of Regents or any public community college.

First sponsor: Rep. Campbell (R - Dist 1)
Others: Rep. Butler (D - Dist 28), Rep. Engel (D - Dist 10), Rep. Fernandez (D - Dist 4), Rep. Friese (D - Dist 9), Rep. Lieberman (D - Dist 28), Rep. Meza (D - Dist 30), Rep. Rivero (R - Dist 21), Rep. Rodriguez (D - Dist 27)


 
HCR2048 Daily History  Date Action
No actions posted for this bill.
S1014: ELECTION PROCEDURES MANUAL; RULEMAKING; GRRC Questions/Comments

The official election instructions and procedures manual prepared by the Secretary of State is required to be approved by the Governor's Regulatory Review Council, instead of the Governor and the Attorney General.

First sponsor: Sen. Ugenti-Rita (R - Dist 23)


 
S1014 Daily History  Date Action
ELECTION PROCEDURES MANUAL; RULEMAKING; GRRC 1/13 referred to Senate jud.
S1024: TECH CORRECTION; PUBLIC HEALTH Questions/Comments

Minor change in Title 36 (Public Health and Safety) related to public health menaces. Apparent striker bus.

First sponsor: Sen. Brophy McGee (R - Dist 28)


 
S1024 Daily History  Date Action
TECH CORRECTION; PUBLIC HEALTH 2/18 from Senate rules okay.
TECH CORRECTION; PUBLIC HEALTH 2/12 from Senate hel-hu ser with amend #4174.
TECH CORRECTION; PUBLIC HEALTH 2/12 Senate hel-hu ser amended; report awaited.
TECH CORRECTION; PUBLIC HEALTH 2/6 further referred to Senate hel-hu ser.
TECH CORRECTION; PUBLIC HEALTH 1/13 referred to Senate rules.
S1033: ASRS; SELF-INSURANCE PROGRAM Questions/Comments

If the Arizona State Retirement System Board determines that a self-insurance program should no longer be offered, the monies in the self-insurance program account must be used to provide any remaining benefits and to pay administration costs for the program or health insurance premium payments. If those liabilities are satisfied, the Board is required to return any remaining monies to the employer. Previously, the monies were required to be transferred to another account of ASRS as determined by the Board.

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


 
S1033 Daily History  Date Action
ASRS; SELF-INSURANCE PROGRAM 1/30 passed Senate 29-1; ready for House.
ASRS; SELF-INSURANCE PROGRAM 1/23 from Senate fin do pass.
ASRS; SELF-INSURANCE PROGRAM 1/22 Senate fin do pass; report awaited.
ASRS; SELF-INSURANCE PROGRAM 1/15 Senate fin held.
ASRS; SELF-INSURANCE PROGRAM 1/13 referred to Senate fin.
S1034: ASRS; REQUIRED DISTRIBUTIONS Questions/Comments

If an Arizona State Retirement System member dies after the member's "required beginning date" (defined) and the member had not begun distribution of retirement benefits, ASRS is required to treat the member as having begun distribution of benefits on the required beginning date, and to determine the retirement benefit as a straight annuity as of that date. The member's estate is entitled to the member's benefit payments and any remaining member contributions on account must be disbursed. AS PASSED SENATE.

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


 
S1034 Daily History  Date Action
ASRS; REQUIRED DISTRIBUTIONS 2/4 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
ASRS; REQUIRED DISTRIBUTIONS 2/3 Senate COW approved with amend #4003 and floor amend #4057.
ASRS; REQUIRED DISTRIBUTIONS 1/21 from Senate rules okay.
ASRS; REQUIRED DISTRIBUTIONS 1/16 from Senate fin with amend #4003.
ASRS; REQUIRED DISTRIBUTIONS 1/15 Senate fin amended; report awaited.
ASRS; REQUIRED DISTRIBUTIONS 1/13 referred to Senate fin.
S1042: EXECUTIVE SESSIONS; SECURITY PLANS Questions/Comments

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)


 
S1042 Daily History  Date Action
EXECUTIVE SESSIONS; SECURITY PLANS 2/13 Senate COW approved with amend #4219; passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
EXECUTIVE SESSIONS; SECURITY PLANS 2/11 from Senate rules okay.
EXECUTIVE SESSIONS; SECURITY PLANS 2/4 from Senate gov do pass.
EXECUTIVE SESSIONS; SECURITY PLANS 2/3 Senate gov do pass; report awaited.
EXECUTIVE SESSIONS; SECURITY PLANS 1/13 referred to Senate gov.
S1089: PUBLIC RECORDS REQUESTS; CONTACT INFORMATION Questions/Comments

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)


 
S1089 Daily History  Date Action
PUBLIC RECORDS REQUESTS; CONTACT INFORMATION 2/13 passed Senate 18-12; ready for House.
PUBLIC RECORDS REQUESTS; CONTACT INFORMATION 2/11 from Senate rules okay.
PUBLIC RECORDS REQUESTS; CONTACT INFORMATION 2/4 from Senate gov do pass.
PUBLIC RECORDS REQUESTS; CONTACT INFORMATION 1/13 referred to Senate gov.
S1125: ASRS ELIGIBILITY; WAITING PERIOD Questions/Comments

The requirement for any state employee initially hired on or after July 20, 2011 to wait until the 27th week of employment to become a member of the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the ASRS Long-Term Disability Program applies only to employees initially hired before October 1, 2020. State employees initially hired on or after October 1, 2020 are required to wait until the 31st day of employment to become a member of the ASRS or the ASRS Long-Term Disability Program.

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


 
S1125 Daily History  Date Action
ASRS ELIGIBILITY; WAITING PERIOD 1/30 passed Senate 29-1; ready for House.
ASRS ELIGIBILITY; WAITING PERIOD 1/23 from Senate fin do pass.
ASRS ELIGIBILITY; WAITING PERIOD 1/22 Senate fin do pass; report awaited.
ASRS ELIGIBILITY; WAITING PERIOD 1/14 referred to Senate fin.
S1211: ADMINISTRATIVE RULES; EXPIRATION; LEGISLATIVE EXTENSION Questions/Comments

All "rules" (defined as a rule published in the Administrative Code) that were adopted before the effective date of this legislation expire on July 1, 2022. If an agency wishes to extend a rule that was adopted before the effective date of this legislation before the expiration of that rule, the agency is required to comply with the rulemaking procedures of the Administrative Procedures Act. Beginning July 1, 2023, the Administrative Code expires on July 1 of each year unless the Code is approved by the Legislature for a period of up to one year.

First sponsor: Sen. Leach (R - Dist 11)


 
S1211 Daily History  Date Action
ADMINISTRATIVE RULES; EXPIRATION; LEGISLATIVE EXTENSION 2/11 from Senate gov do pass.
ADMINISTRATIVE RULES; EXPIRATION; LEGISLATIVE EXTENSION 2/10 Senate gov do pass; report awaited.
ADMINISTRATIVE RULES; EXPIRATION; LEGISLATIVE EXTENSION 1/22 referred to Senate gov.
S1220: STATE AGENCIES; TECHNOLOGY PLANS; DEADLINE Questions/Comments

The deadline for budget units to submit information technology plans to the Department of Administration is moved to May 15, from September 1.

First sponsor: Sen. Gray (R - Dist 21)


 
S1220 Daily History  Date Action
STATE AGENCIES; TECHNOLOGY PLANS; DEADLINE 2/13 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
STATE AGENCIES; TECHNOLOGY PLANS; DEADLINE 2/11 from Senate rules okay.
STATE AGENCIES; TECHNOLOGY PLANS; DEADLINE 2/4 from Senate gov do pass.
STATE AGENCIES; TECHNOLOGY PLANS; DEADLINE 2/3 Senate gov do pass; report awaited.
STATE AGENCIES; TECHNOLOGY PLANS; DEADLINE 1/23 referred to Senate gov.
S1280: PENSIONS; UNFUNDED LIABILITY; EXPENDITURE LIMITS Questions/Comments

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)


 
S1280 Daily History  Date Action
PENSIONS; UNFUNDED LIABILITY; EXPENDITURE LIMITS 1/29 Senate fin do pass; report awaited.
PENSIONS; UNFUNDED LIABILITY; EXPENDITURE LIMITS 1/27 referred to Senate fin.
S1329: DEFINED CONTRIBUTION; HEALTH SUBSIDY; DISABILITY Questions/Comments

Retired members of the Public Safety Personnel Defined Contribution Retirement System are no longer required to pay the premium for coverage in the group health and accident coverage and are no longer excluded from eligibility for benefits under the health insurance premium assistance program for members with disabilities. The accidental disability pension for a member of the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System must be at least 50 percent of the member's average monthly benefit compensation.

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


 
S1329 Daily History  Date Action
DEFINED CONTRIBUTION; HEALTH SUBSIDY; DISABILITY 2/18 from Senate rules okay.
DEFINED CONTRIBUTION; HEALTH SUBSIDY; DISABILITY 2/6 from Senate fin do pass.
DEFINED CONTRIBUTION; HEALTH SUBSIDY; DISABILITY 2/5 Senate fin do pass; report awaited.
DEFINED CONTRIBUTION; HEALTH SUBSIDY; DISABILITY 1/28 referred to Senate fin.
S1338: PUBLIC FACILITIES; ENVIRONMENTAL POLICIES Questions/Comments

By July 1, 2025, all state agencies, universities, school districts, and community college districts must purchase at least 10 percent of their energy from "green sources" (defined), and all existing state buildings that are more than 50,000 square feet must conform to the leadership in energy and environmental design (LEED) existing building standards. All new or leased state buildings must conform to the LEED rating system. The Department of Administration, Department of Transportation, and Arizona Board of Regents must reduce energy use in public buildings they administer by 20 percent per square foot by July 1, 2027, using FY2001-2002 as the baseline year. Establishes the Energy & Water Efficiency Fund for public facilities to be administered by the Arizona Commerce Authority. The Fund will provide loans to finance energy and water efficiency measures for public facilities and terminates on July 1, 2030. By December 31, 2021, school districts and charter schools are required to adopt green cleaning policies and purchase and use environmentally sensitive cleaning products. Also establishes an 11-member Green Public Schools Task Force to recommend a model green cleaning policy for public schools. The Task Force must submit a report to the Governor and the Legislature by November 1, 2021 and self-repeals January 1, 2022.

First sponsor: Sen. Mendez (D - Dist 26)
Others: Sen. Alston (D - Dist 24), Sen. Dalessandro (D - Dist 2), Rep. Salman (D - Dist 26), Sen. Steele (D - Dist 9)


 
S1338 Daily History  Date Action
PUBLIC FACILITIES; ENVIRONMENTAL POLICIES 1/28 referred to Senate nat res-energy, educ.
S1354: PUBLIC RETIREMENT SYSTEMS; PREFUNDING PLAN Questions/Comments

Adds a new article to Title 38 (Public Officers and Employees) establishing the Arizona Employers' Pension Prefunding Plan as a special trust fund for the purpose of allowing participating employers that provide a "defined benefit pension" (defined) plan to their employees to prefund the employer's required pension contributions. The Board of Trustees of the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System has the sole and exclusive control of the administration and investment of the Prefunding Plan. Establishes requirements for employer participation in the Prefunding Plan, requirements for a transfer of monies into the Prefunding Plan, and requirements for a transfer of assets out of the Prefunding Plan. A process for termination of an employer's participation in the Prefunding Plan is specified. Requirements for annual financial statements, audits, and actuarial valuation reports are also established. More. Severability clause.

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


 
S1354 Daily History  Date Action
PUBLIC RETIREMENT SYSTEMS; PREFUNDING PLAN 2/13 from Senate fin with amend #4213.
PUBLIC RETIREMENT SYSTEMS; PREFUNDING PLAN 1/29 referred to Senate fin.
S1388: TELECOMMUTING; ALTERNATIVE SCHEDULES; STATE EMPLOYEES Questions/Comments

The Department of Administration is required to establish a comprehensive statewide telecommuting and alternative work schedule policy under which eligible state employees, as determined by their respective state agency, may telecommute or participate in alternative work schedules. Provisions that must be included in the policy are specified. In accordance with the statewide policy, the head of each state agency is required to establish a telecommuting and alternative work schedule policy under which eligible state employees of the state agency may telecommute and/or participate in alternative work schedules to the maximum extent possible without diminished state employee performance or service delivery. State agency heads are required to set annual percentage targets for the number of positions that are eligible for alternative work schedules. By July 1, 2021, each state agency must have a goal of at least 25 percent of its eligible workforce participating in alternative work schedules. By January 1, 2022, each state agency, except the Department of Public Safety, the State Department of Corrections and the Department of Juvenile Corrections, must have a goal of at least 20 percent of its eligible workforce telecommuting. Effective January 1, 2021.

First sponsor: Sen. Mendez (D - Dist 26)
Others: Sen. Dalessandro (D - Dist 2), Sen. Gonzales (D - Dist 3), Sen. Quezada (D - Dist 29), Sen. Rios (D - Dist 27), Rep. Salman (D - Dist 26), Sen. Steele (D - Dist 9)


 
S1388 Daily History  Date Action
TELECOMMUTING; ALTERNATIVE SCHEDULES; STATE EMPLOYEES 1/29 referred to Senate gov.
S1507: ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW OF AGENCY DECISIONS Questions/Comments

For review of final administrative decisions of agencies that regulate a profession or occupation under Title 32 (Professions and Occupations), or specified articles in Title 36 (Public Health), which refer to nursing care institution administrators, assisted living facilities managers, midwives, hearing aid dispensers, audiologists and speech-language pathologists, the trial is required to be be de novo if trial de novo is demanded in the notice of appeal or motion of an appellee other than the agency. On demand of any party, the de novo trial may be with a jury. In a proceeding brought by or against the regulated party, the court is required to decide all questions of fact without deference to any previous determination that may have been made on the question of the agency.

First sponsor: Sen. Mesnard (R - Dist 17)


 
S1507 Daily History  Date Action
ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW OF AGENCY DECISIONS 2/17 Senate gov amended; report awaited.
ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW OF AGENCY DECISIONS 2/3 referred to Senate gov.
S1508: LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS; ADDITIONAL BENEFITS Questions/Comments

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 or Corrections Officer Retirement Plan must receive payment for all of the deceased member's unused sick leave.

First sponsor: Sen. Livingston (R - Dist 22)
Others: Sen. Borrelli (R - Dist 5), Sen. Gowan (R - Dist 14), Rep. Payne (R - Dist 21), Rep. Roberts (R - Dist 11), Rep. Udall (R - Dist 25), Rep. Weninger (R - Dist 17)


 
S1508 Daily History  Date Action
LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS; ADDITIONAL BENEFITS 2/12 Senate trans-pub safety held.
LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS; ADDITIONAL BENEFITS 2/3 referred to Senate trans-pub safety, appro.
S1530: ASRS; RETURN TO WORK Questions/Comments

An Arizona State Retirement System employer is not required to pay contributions at an alternate contribution rate on behalf of a retired member who returns to work if the retired member returns to work with the employer as a substitute employee. Does not apply if the substitute employee is filling a vacant position.

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


 
S1530 Daily History  Date Action
ASRS; RETURN TO WORK 2/4 referred to Senate fin.
S1640: PUBLIC EMPLOYEES; COLLECTIVE BARGAINING Questions/Comments

Public employees may form, join and participate in, or refrain from forming, joining or participating in unions. A three-member Public Employee Labor Relations Board is formed to certify or decertify union representation and to hear complaints of prohibited practices. Local public employee labor relations boards are also authorized. State employees are forbidden from engaging in or encouraging a strike, and public employers cannot engage in an employee lockout. The Board terminates on July 1, 2028.

First sponsor: Sen. Quezada (D - Dist 29)
Others: Rep. Andrade (D - Dist 29), Sen. Gonzales (D - Dist 3), Rep. Terán (D - Dist 30)


 
S1640 Daily History  Date Action
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES; COLLECTIVE BARGAINING 2/5 referred to Senate com.
S1642: STATE EMPLOYEES; MEET AND CONFER Questions/Comments

State agencies and departments are recognized as the sole and exclusive authority with respect to determining the manner in which that entity's activities are conducted and administered. Department employees cannot engage in a sickout, work slowdown or strike. The recognized employee organization and any state department are required to meet and confer on a regular basis, at least once every 2 years, to discuss employment conditions. If an agreement is reached, it must be submitted to the Governor for consideration, and the final decision by the Governor is binding.

First sponsor: Sen. Quezada (D - Dist 29)
Others: Rep. Andrade (D - Dist 29), Sen. Gonzales (D - Dist 3), Rep. Terán (D - Dist 30)


 
S1642 Daily History  Date Action
STATE EMPLOYEES; MEET AND CONFER 2/5 referred to Senate com.
S1663: STATE PERMITTING COUNCIL Questions/Comments

Adds a new chapter to Title 41 (State Government) establishing the State Permitting Council consisting of five unspecified members (blank in original) and an Executive Director appointed by the Governor. By 180 days after the effective date of this legislation, the Executive Director, in consultation with the Council, is required to establish an inventory of "covered projects," defined as an activity needing specified types of authorization and subject to applicable state environmental laws that is likely to require a total investment of more than an unspecified amount (blank in original), that are awaiting an environmental review or authorization from an agency. By one year after the effective date of this legislation, the Executive Director, in consultation with the Council, is required to develop recommended performance schedules and completion dates for environmental reviews and authorizations required for covered projects. The Executive Director is required to maintain an online database called the permitting dashboard to track the status of environmental reviews and authorizations for a covered project. For each covered project added to the dashboard, the facilitating state agency and each participating state agency is required to post a hyperlink that directs a user to a website that contains specified information relating to the project. Other information that the Executive Director is required to publish to the dashboard is specified. Requires the facilitating state agency and each participating state agency to establish a coordinated project plan for completion of environmental reviews and authorizations for a covered project. Authorizes state agency heads on the Council to establish a fee structure for project proponents to reimburse the state for reasonable costs of conducting environmental reviews and authorizations for covered projects. More. 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: Sen. Gowan (R - Dist 14)
Others: Rep. Biasiucci (R - Dist 5), Rep. Blackman (R - Dist 6), Sen. Borrelli (R - Dist 5), Rep. Campbell (R - Dist 1), Sen. Fann (R - Dist 1), Sen. D. Farnsworth (R - Dist 16), Rep. Finchem (R - Dist 11), Rep. Griffin (R - Dist 14), Rep. Kern (R - Dist 20), Rep. Lawrence (R - Dist 23), Sen. Leach (R - Dist 11), Rep. Nutt (R - Dist 14), Rep. Rivero (R - Dist 21), Rep. Thorpe (R - Dist 6), Rep. Toma (R - Dist 22), Rep. Weninger (R - Dist 17)


 
S1663 Daily History  Date Action
STATE PERMITTING COUNCIL 2/5 referred to Senate appro.