Transportation and Infrastructure
55th Legislature - 1st Regular Session, 2021 Sunday, Jan 23 2022 5:55 AM
Bill Summaries
H2007: AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES; SAFETY FEATURES; PROHIBITIONS

A person is prohibited from "installing or using a defeat device" (defined) to interfere with or disable a safety feature of a vehicle equipped with specified levels of driving automation that is designed to ensure that a human driver is alert and attentive while driving automation features are engaged. Some exceptions.

First sponsor: Rep. Kavanagh ( - Dist )


 

General Comments (all lists):

TI 1/26/21- Monitor

H2007: AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES; SAFETY FEATURES; PROHIBITIONS 1/12 referred to House trans.
H2083: SAFETY FEATURES; AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES; PROHIBITIONS

A person is prohibited from knowingly and intentionally installing or using a "defeat device" (defined) to interfere with or disable a safety feature of a vehicle equipped with specified levels of driving automation that is designed to ensure that a human driver is alert and attentive while driving automation features are engaged. Some exceptions. AS PASSED HOUSE.

First sponsor: Rep. Kavanagh ( - Dist )


 

General Comments (all lists):

TI 1/26/21- Monitor

H2083: SAFETY FEATURES; AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES; PROHIBITIONS 2/18 referred to Senate trans-tech.
H2134: COMMERCIAL DRIVER LICENSES; THIRD PARTIES

A third party driver license provider is authorized to perform administrative and testing functions for the issuance and renewal of commercial driver licenses as authorized by the Department of Transportation and pursuant to federal law, instead of being prohibited from processing commercial driver licenses. Emergency clause. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

First sponsor: Rep. Carroll ( - Dist )
Others: Sen. Livingston (R - Dist 22), Rep. Payne (R - Dist 21), Rep. Toma (R - Dist 22), Rep. Wilmeth (R - Dist 15)


 

General Comments (all lists):

TI 1/26/21- Monitor

H2134: COMMERCIAL DRIVER LICENSES; THIRD PARTIES 3/24 signed by governor; Chap. 99, Laws 2021. message
H2143: ADOT REVISIONS

Various changes to statutes relating to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). ADOT is authorized to establish a system or process that enables ADOT to accept certificate of title brands from other states or jurisdictions and to record these brands on the appropriate vehicle records. The list of reasons for which ADOT is authorized to disclose personal information is modified to remove for bulk distribution of surveys, marketing or solicitations if ADOT has obtained the express consent of the person, and statute requiring ADOT to allow persons to opt in to the disclosure is also deleted. ADOT is prohibited from selling records with personal identifying information for a commercial purpose, with some exceptions. ADOT is required to disqualify a person from driving a commercial motor vehicle for the life of the person if the person is convicted of sex trafficking, trafficking of persons for forced labor or services or child sex trafficking, and a commercial motor vehicle was used in the commission of the offense. A towing company that is owed partial reimbursement for towing an abandoned vehicle is required to register with the state's procurement office in order to qualify for payment. ADOT is required to make three good faith attempts to contact the towing company identified as having towed an abandoned vehicle in order to facilitate payment of the partial reimbursement. If ADOT does not receive a response from or is unable to make contact with the towing company after 30 days, the payment is subject to forfeiture and reverts to the Abandoned Vehicle Administration Fund. Requirements for registered scrap metal dealers and licensed automotive recyclers to purchase a vehicle without obtaining a certificate of title are modified to require the signature of the vehicle owner, instead of the vehicle seller. The requirement for ADOT to suspend or restrict a person's driving privilege for an unpaid civil penalty if the person holds a commercial driver license is repealed. If, before the effective date of this legislation, a person's driving privilege is suspended or restricted due to failure to pay civil penalties imposed for a civil traffic violation, ADOT is required to rescind the suspension or restriction and reinstate the person's driving privilege. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

First sponsor: Rep. Pratt ( - Dist )


 

General Comments (all lists):

TI 1/26/21- Support

PA 1-29-21: Approved SUPPORT

H2143: ADOT REVISIONS 5/7 signed by governor. Chap. 335, Laws 2021. message
H2144: ADOT REVISIONS; AIRCRAFT STAGGERED REGISTRATION

Various changes to statutes relating to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). Repeals statute requiring ADOT to establish motorcycle noise level rules. Motor fuel that originates outside Arizona and is not destined to or diverted to a point in Arizona is exempt from motor fuel taxes as the motor fuel travels across Arizona. The State Transportation Board is exempt from the requirement to cause a financial audit of the Highway Expansion and Extension Loan Program Fund if a list of specified conditions apply. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

First sponsor: Rep. Pratt ( - Dist )


 

General Comments (all lists):

TI 2-23: Monitor

H2144: ADOT REVISIONS; AIRCRAFT STAGGERED REGISTRATION 4/20 signed by governor. Chap. 257, Laws 2021. message
H2436: MOTOR FUEL TAXES; INFLATION ADJUSTMENT

Beginning July 1, 2022, the motor fuel and use fuel tax rates of 18 cents per gallon are required to be adjusted annually to reflect the average annual change in the consumer price index published by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

First sponsor: Rep. Carroll ( - Dist )
Others: Rep. Wilmeth (R - Dist 15)


 

General Comments (all lists):

TI 1/26/21- Monitor

H2436: MOTOR FUEL TAXES; INFLATION ADJUSTMENT 2/10 House trans held.
H2437: FUEL; ELECTRIC CARS; HYBRIDS; TAXES

Imposes a tax on a vehicle that accesses a street or highway and that is propelled by electricity of $111 per year for FY2021-22, $139 per year for FY2022-23, and $166 per year for FY2023-24. 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 FY2021-22, $56 per year for FY2022-23, and $67 per year for FY2023-24. 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. 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. Carroll ( - Dist )
Others: Rep. Wilmeth (R - Dist 15)


 

General Comments (all lists):

TI 1/26/21- Monitor

H2437: FUEL; ELECTRIC CARS; HYBRIDS; TAXES 2/10 House trans held.
H2447: ADOT; PORTS OF ENTRY; REPORTING

The Director of the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is no longer authorized to designate regular peace officers with like authority of other peace officers of the state or municipalities. The ADOT Director and designated ADOT officers, agents and employees are permitted to exercise the power of specialty peace officers, with power to enforce motor vehicle laws and rules, within five miles of a port of entry that is controlled by Arizona and within one mile of a port of entry that is on the border between Arizona and Mexico, instead of throughout Arizona. By November 1, 2021, ADOT is required to report to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee a list of specified information relating to law enforcement activities within ADOT. The purpose of the report is to allow the Department of Public Safety (DPS) to evaluate a transition of law enforcement activities from ADOT to DPS.

First sponsor: Rep. Fillmore ( - Dist )


 

General Comments (all lists):

TI 1/26/21- Monitor

H2447: ADOT; PORTS OF ENTRY; REPORTING 2/24 FAILED House 28-32.
H2476: AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES; ADOT DIRECTOR'S DUTIES

The Director of the Department of Transportation is required to develop standards for testing the operation of "autonomous vehicles" (defined) in Arizona, including a statewide training curriculum for operators of and passengers in autonomous vehicles and for emergency personnel's response to an autonomous vehicle emergency. By November 1 of each year, the Director is required to submit a report on the operations of autonomous vehicles in Arizona to the Governor and the Legislature. Information that must be included in the report is specified.

First sponsor: Rep. Andrade ( - Dist )
Others: Rep. Fernandez (D - Dist 4), Rep. M. Hernandez (D - Dist 26), Rep. Powers Hannley (D - Dist 9), Rep. Salman (D - Dist 26), Rep. Schwiebert (D - Dist 20), Sen. Terán (D - Dist 30)


 

General Comments (all lists):

TI 1/26/21- Monitor

H2476: AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES; ADOT DIRECTOR'S DUTIES 1/27 referred to House trans, com.
H2596: ADOT; TELECOMMUNICATION FACILITIES INSTALLATION

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) or a "provider" (defined as an eligible telecommunications carrier recognized by the Arizona Corporation Commission, or a political subdivision) with permission from ADOT is authorized to install "telecommunication facilities" (defined) and requirements for the installation process are established. If ADOT expands the use of an existing easement or other property right and the expanded use reduces the fair market value of the property over which the easement or other property right runs, the property owner is entitled to just compensation from ADOT or the provider. Establishes a process for assessing the diminution in value. Establishes notice requirements for excavation to install fiber optic cable or other underground telecommunication facilities within an existing easement or other property right. ADOT is authorized to enter into an agreement with a public or private entity for the purpose of using, managing or operating state-owned telecommunication facilities and coordinating activities in Arizona relating to planning, mapping and procuring broadband service. ADOT is permitted to give a provider "longitudinal access" (defined) to the right-of-way of a highway for the installation, operation and maintenance of a telecommunication facility by entering into an agreement with a provider and issuing a permit. ADOT must require compensation from a provider for longitudinal access, and requirements for the compensation are listed. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

First sponsor: Rep. Cobb ( - Dist )


 

General Comments (all lists):

TI 1/26/21- Monitor

H2596: ADOT; TELECOMMUNICATION FACILITIES INSTALLATION 5/10 signed by governor. Chap. 351, Laws 2021. message
H2712: HIGHWAY ALIGNMENTS; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT

If the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) issues a final tier 1 environmental impact statement and record of decision for a new state highway in a county with a population of more than 400,000 persons and less than 800,000 persons (Pinal County), ADOT is required to include at least one alternative in the tier 2 phase for further study that services the most populous geographical area with the greatest potential for economic development, and that represents feedback received from citizens, stakeholders and resolutions that are adopted by impacted local jurisdictions that are submitted to ADOT as public comments. If after December 31, 2020 and before the effective date of this legislation, ADOT issues a final tier 1 environmental impact statement and record of decision that does not comply with these requirements, ADOT is required to reissue the environmental impact statement and record of decision. Self-repeals January 1, 2023. AS PASSED HOUSE

First sponsor: Rep. Hoffman ( - Dist )
Others: Rep. Cook (R - Dist 8), Rep. Fillmore (R - Dist 16), Rep. Grantham (R - Dist 12), Rep. Parker (R - Dist 16), Sen. Petersen (R - Dist 12), Rep. Pratt (R - Dist 8), Sen. Shope (R - Dist 8), Rep. Toma (R - Dist 22), Sen. Townsend (R - Dist 16)


 

General Comments (all lists):

TI 2-23: Monitor

H2712: HIGHWAY ALIGNMENTS; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT 3/22 Senate trans-tech do pass; report awaited.
H2774: COUNTY TRANSPORTATION PLANNING ASSISTANT

In a county with a population of three million or more persons (Maricopa County), the board of supervisors is required to appoint a transportation planning assistant who is required to streamline bus service between the incorporated and unincorporated areas of the county.

First sponsor: Rep. Carroll ( - Dist )
Others: Rep. Payne (R - Dist 21), Rep. Pingerelli (R - Dist 21), Rep. Toma (R - Dist 22), Rep. Wilmeth (R - Dist 15)


 

General Comments (all lists):

TI 2-23: Monitor

H2774: COUNTY TRANSPORTATION PLANNING ASSISTANT 4/1 from Senate appro do pass. From Senate rules okay.
H2813: AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

Establishes a new chapter in Title 28 (Transportation) regulating autonomous vehicles. Except as otherwise provided, the operation of autonomous vehicles with or without a human driver is subject to all applicable federal and state laws. A person is allowed to operate an autonomous vehicle with the automated driving system engaged on public roads in Arizona with a licensed human driver who is able to resume part or all of the dynamic driving task or respond to a request to intervene. A fully autonomous vehicle is authorized to operate on public roads without a human driver only if a person submits both a law enforcement interaction plan to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and the Department of Public Safety (DPS) that is consistent with and addresses all of the elements in the law enforcement protocol that was issued by DPS in 2018, and a written statement to ADOT acknowledging that a list of specified requirements for the equipment and functioning of the fully autonomous vehicle are met. When engaged, the automated driving system is considered the driver or operator of the autonomous vehicle for the purpose of assessing compliance with applicable traffic or motor vehicle laws. DPS is required to maintain a law enforcement protocol for fully autonomous vehicles, and provisions that must be included in the protocol are specified. Counties and municipalities are prohibited from imposing taxes and fees on automated driving systems or autonomous vehicles. A traffic or motor vehicle law cannot prohibit the operation of an autonomous vehicle or require a human driver to operate a fully autonomous vehicle with the automated driving system engaged, if the fully autonomous vehicle is operated in compliance with this legislation. Establishes requirements for a fully autonomous vehicle operating without a human driver that is involved in an accident resulting in damage to a vehicle, or injury or death. The parent or other adult accompanying a passenger under 16 years of age may be issued a citation for a violation of seatbelt or child restraint requirements that occurs in a fully autonomous vehicle operating with the automated driving system engaged. Fully autonomous vehicles that are incapable of operation by a human driver are exempt from various vehicle equipment requirements. More. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

First sponsor: Rep. Weninger ( - Dist )
Others: Rep. Carroll (R - Dist 22), Rep. Espinoza (D - Dist 19), Rep. Meza (D - Dist 30)


 

General Comments (all lists):

2-12 PA Support

H2813: AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES 3/24 signed by governor; Chap. 117, Laws 2021. message
H2876: GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS; PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS

Increases the fees that the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is required to award to unsuccessful short list responsible proposers for specified types of contracts to 0.4 percent, from 0.2 percent of ADOT’s estimated cost of design and construction. If ADOT does not award a contract, all responsive proposers are required to receive the fee. ADOT is required to pay the fee within 90 days after the award of the contract or the decision not to award a contract. In consideration for paying the stipulated fee, ADOT is authorized to use any ideas or information contained in the proposals in connection with any contract awarded for the project, or in connection with a subsequent procurement, without any obligation to pay any additional compensation to the unsuccessful proposers. An unsuccessful short list proposer may elect to waive the stipulated fee and prohibit ADOT from using ideas and information contained in the proposer's proposal, except that this restriction does not prevent ADOT from using any idea or information that is also included in a proposal of a short list proposer that accepts the stipulated fee. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

First sponsor: Rep. Carroll ( - Dist )
Others: Rep. Chaplik (R - Dist 23), Rep. Cook (R - Dist 8), Rep. Payne (R - Dist 21), Rep. Wilmeth (R - Dist 15)


 

General Comments (all lists):

TI 2-23: Monitor

H2876: GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS; PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS 5/7 signed by governor. Chap. 341, Laws 2021. message
S1057: PUBLIC WORKS; CONTRACTS; PAYMENTS

If the Department of Transportation directs a contractor to perform changed or additional work in accordance with a construction contract, a process is established for a contractor or subcontractor to request payment for changed or additional work completed during the preceding calendar month in monthly pay estimates, pending a final determination of the total amount to be paid for the changed or additional work. The person designated in the construction contract to certify and approve the monthly payment estimate will make an interim determination for purposes of approval for payment of those costs. Either party may disagree with an interim determination and assert a claim in accordance with the terms of the contract. In any action or arbitration brought under these circumstances, the successful party must be awarded reasonable attorney fees and costs.

First sponsor: Sen. Gray ( - Dist )
Others: Sen. Fann (R - Dist 1)


 

General Comments (all lists):

TI 1/26/21- Monitor

S1057: PUBLIC WORKS; CONTRACTS; PAYMENTS 1/11 referred to Senate com.
S1062: ENGINEERING DEFINITIONS

For the purpose of Board of Technical Registration statutes, the definition of "engineering practice" is modified, including specifying that the service or work must be to the extent that the engineering education, training and experience requirements for professional registration are necessary to protect the public health, safety or welfare. Also modifies the definition of "engineer" and defines "professional engineer." AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

First sponsor: Sen. Mesnard ( - Dist )


 

General Comments (all lists):

TI 1/26/21- Monitor

S1062: ENGINEERING DEFINITIONS 3/18 signed by governor. Chap. 58, Laws 2021. message
S1096: APPROPRIATION; AHCCCS; CHIP (COMMERCIAL DRIVER LICENSES; THIRD PARTIES)

Makes a supplemental appropriation of $27.18 million from the Children's Health Insurance Program Fund and $3.01 billion in expenditure authority in FY2020-21 to the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) Administration for adjustments in funding formula requirements and the implementation of Laws 2020, Chapter 46, which required the Director of the AHCCCS Administration to establish and collect an assessment on hospital revenues, discharges or bed days with respect to inpatient and/or outpatient services. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

First sponsor: Sen. Pace ( - Dist )


 

General Comments (all lists):

TI 1/26/21- Monitor

PA 2-26: Support striker: AHCCCCS Expenditure Authority

S1096: APPROPRIATION; AHCCCS; CHIP 3/18 signed by governor. Chap. 64, Laws 2021. message
S1102: ELECTRIC VEHICLE OMNIBUS; APPROPRIATIONS

Counties and municipalities are prohibited from issuing a residential structure building permit for a single-family structure if the residential structure does not have a circuit with a dedicated outlet to charge an electric vehicle in the residential structure's garage or within ten feet of a parking space on the outside of the residential structure. Some exceptions. The Arizona Department of Administration (ADOA) is required to conduct a two-year electric vehicle ready homes pilot program. ADOA is required to reimburse the owner of a single-family or multifamily residential structure for the actual cost, up to $1,000, of installing a high voltage electrical outlet for the purpose of charging an electric vehicle. ADOA is required to submit a report to the Governor and the Legislature detailing the results of the pilot program by December 31, 2023. The pilot program self-repeals October 1, 2024. ADOA is required to conduct a two-year electric vehicle charging station pilot program. All state agencies are authorized to apply to ADOA for funding necessary for covering the costs of installation of electric vehicle charging stations at their agency locations. ADOA is required to submit a report with specified information relating to the pilot program to the Governor and the Legislature by December 31, 2023. Appropriates $500,000 from the general fund in FY2021-22 to ADOA for the electric vehicle ready homes pilot program and $500,000 from the general fund in FY2021-22 to ADOA for the electric vehicle charging station pilot program.

First sponsor: Sen. Steele ( - Dist )


 

General Comments (all lists):

TI 1/26/21- Monitor

S1102: ELECTRIC VEHICLE OMNIBUS; APPROPRIATIONS 2/15 FAILED Senate gov 4-4.
S1291: VEHICLES AND LOADS; GROSS WEIGHT

The gross weight of a heavy-duty vehicle equipped with idle reduction technology and the gross weight imposed on the highway by the wheels of any one axle or axle group of the vehicle are allowed to exceed the statutory weight limitation by up to 550 pounds, increased from 450 pounds, or the weight of the idle reduction technology, whichever is less. The gross weight of a vehicle operated by an engine fueled primarily by battery electric or hydrogen and the gross weight imposed on the highway by the wheels of any one axle or axle group of the vehicle are allowed to exceed the statutory weight limitation, but cannot exceed 82,000 pounds or an amount equal to the difference between the weight of the vehicle attributable to the battery electric or hydrogen fuel cell electric fueling system and the weight of a comparable diesel tank and fueling system, whichever is less. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

First sponsor: Sen. Shope ( - Dist )


 

General Comments (all lists):

TI 1/26/21- Monitor

S1291: VEHICLES AND LOADS; GROSS WEIGHT 4/28 signed by governor. Chap. 302, Laws 2021. message
S1345: NEIGHBORHOOD ELECTRIC SHUTTLES

Statute regulating neighborhood electric vehicles is expanded to include a "neighborhood electric shuttle" (defined). Neighborhood electric shuttles cannot be operated at a speed of more than 25 miles per hour and cannot be driven on a highway with a posted speed limit greater than 35 miles per hour. For the purpose of vehicle registration and vehicle license taxes for motor vehicles powered by alternative fuels, a neighborhood electric shuttle is added to the definition of "motor vehicle." AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

First sponsor: Sen. Shope ( - Dist )


 

General Comments (all lists):

TI 1/26/21- Monitor

S1345: NEIGHBORHOOD ELECTRIC SHUTTLES 4/16 signed by governor. Chap. 244, Laws 2021. message
S1533: OBSTRUCTING HIGHWAYS; RACING; ASSESSMENT; IMPOUNDMENT

Levies a penalty assessment of $1,000 on every fine, penalty and forfeiture imposed and collected by the courts for a violation of racing on highways. The assessments are deposited in the newly established Drag Racing Prevention Enforcement Fund, to be used to prevent racing on streets and highways in Arizona. Increases the criminal classification of obstructing a highway to a class 2 (mid-level) misdemeanor, from a class 3 (lowest) misdemeanor, except that a second or subsequent violation within 24 months is a class 1 (highest) misdemeanor, and obstructing a highway by intentionally activating a pedestrian signal in order to stop the passage of traffic and solicit a driver for a donation or business remains a class 3 (lowest) misdemeanor. A person who knowingly aids and abets another person in the commission of a violation of reckless driving or racing on highways is guilty of a class 2 (mid-level) misdemeanor, except that a second or subsequent violation within 24 months is a class 1 (highest) misdemeanor. Also, a peace officer is required to cause the removal and either immobilization or impoundment of a vehicle if the peace officer determines that a person is driving a vehicle in violation of reckless driving or racing on highways and the peace officer reasonably believes that allowing the person to continue driving the vehicle would expose other persons to the risk of serious bodily injury or death. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

First sponsor: Sen. Boyer ( - Dist )
Others: Sen. Bowie (D - Dist 18), Rep. Chavez (D - Dist 29), Sen. Marsh (D - Dist 28), Rep. Payne (R - Dist 21)


 

General Comments (all lists):

TI 2-23: Monitor

S1533: OBSTRUCTING HIGHWAYS; RACING; ASSESSMENT; IMPOUNDMENT 7/9 signed by governor. Chap. 433, Laws 2021. message
S1600: JUNIOR DRIVER LICENSES

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is authorized to issue a junior driver license to an applicant who is at least 14 years of age and under 18 years of age if the applicant establishes that either the applicant's school or other transportation facilities are inadequate for the applicant's regular attendance at school and at school-authorized activities, or that transportation facilities are inadequate and the operation of a motor vehicle is necessary in traveling to and from the applicant's place of employment. An application for a junior driver license must include a signed statement from the applicant's parent or guardian setting forth the reasons that the license is needed. A person with a junior driver license is authorized to operate a motor vehicle only between the person's residence, school, and place of employment. The existence of public transportation at reasonable intervals within one mile of an applicant's residence is adequate grounds for ADOT to deny the application for a junior driver license. ADOT is required to impose restrictions on a junior driver licensee that are appropriate to the conditions under which and the geographic area in which the licensee intends to drive.

First sponsor: Sen. Gowan ( - Dist )


 

General Comments (all lists):

TI 2-23: Monitor

S1600: JUNIOR DRIVER LICENSES 2/1 referred to Senate trans-tech.
S1650: TRANSPORTATION TAX; ELECTION; GAS TAX

Numerous changes to statutes related to transportation. Beginning January 1, 2022, the motor fuel and use fuel tax rates of 18 cents per gallon are required to increase annually by 1 cent. Beginning July 1, 2022, the motor fuel and use fuel tax rates are also required to be adjusted annually to reflect the average annual change in the consumer price index published by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. The motor fuel tax rate increase of 1 cent per year stops after December 31, 2045. Each fiscal year, the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is required to allocate 40 percent of the revenues received from motor fuel and use fuel taxes to counties with a population of at least 3 millions persons (Maricopa County) and municipalities within those counties, and 60 percent of the revenues to counties with a population of less than 3 million persons and municipalities within those counties. Imposes a tax on a vehicle that accesses a street or highway and that is propelled by electricity or by a combination of electricity and other fuels of $500 per year for a vehicle that is propelled only by alternative fuel and $300 per year for a vehicle that is propelled by a combination of alternative fuel and other fuels. If approved by a majority of the qualified electors at an election held November 8, 2022, beginning January 1, 2026, a county with a population of 3 million or more persons (Maricopa County) is required to levy a county transportation excise tax at a rate of up to 15 percent of the transaction privilege tax (TPT) rate that applies as of January 1, 2024 to each person engaging in a business subject to TPT. The tax will be in effect for a term of 20 years. Net revenues from the tax must be distributed as follows: 56.2 percent to the Regional Area Road Fund for freeways, 10.5 percent to the Regional Area Road Fund for major arterial streets and intersection improvements, and 33.3 percent to the Public Transportation Fund for specified bus and rail expenses. A regional planning agency in a county with a population of 3 million or more persons (Maricopa County) is required to give a project in the regional transportation plan a higher priority for completion if the federal government provides federal monies for the project or if a municipality makes a single sum contribution to the project of at least five percent of the total cost of the project. The termination date of a county regional planning agency transportation policy committee is extended 20 years to July 1, 2044. Session law requires ADOT to widen Interstate 17 in two specified locations, to widen Interstate 10 in three specified locations, and to construct a suspension bridge over a river when constructing State Route 30. 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. Livingston ( - Dist )
Others: Rep. Carroll (R - Dist 22)


 

General Comments (all lists):

TI 2-23: Monitor

S1650: TRANSPORTATION TAX; ELECTION; GAS TAX 2/15 Senate trans-tech held.