2021 Legislation
55th Legislature - 1st Regular Session, 2021 Sunday, Aug 1 2021 4:45 AM
ASRS
Posted Calendars and Committee Hearings
No hearings, calendars, or amendments posted.


ASRS Agency Bill
Bill Summaries
H2008: ASRS; EMPLOYER; MEMBER; CONTRIBUTIONS   

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 return of contributions, the employer is required to return any member portion of the returned contributions to the member. If an employer pays less than the correct amount of employer or member contributions into ASRS, the correct amount of member contributions is prohibited from being paid to ASRS after the death of the member. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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


 
Categories:  ASRS Agency Bill
H2008 Daily History  Date Action
ASRS; EMPLOYER; MEMBER; CONTRIBUTIONS 2/26 signed by governor. Chap. 36, Laws 2021. message
ASRS; EMPLOYER; MEMBER; CONTRIBUTIONS 2/18 substituted in Senate for identical bill 1352. Passed Senate 30-0; ready for governor.
ASRS; EMPLOYER; MEMBER; CONTRIBUTIONS 1/28 passed House 58-0; ready for Senate.
ASRS; EMPLOYER; MEMBER; CONTRIBUTIONS 1/25 from House rules okay.
ASRS; EMPLOYER; MEMBER; CONTRIBUTIONS 1/13 from House gov-elect do pass.
ASRS; EMPLOYER; MEMBER; CONTRIBUTIONS 1/13 House gov-elect do pass; report awaited.
ASRS; EMPLOYER; MEMBER; CONTRIBUTIONS 1/11 referred to House gov-elect.
S1051: ASRS; EMPLOYER PAYMENTS; INELIGIBLE CONTRIBUTIONS   

In statutes governing employer payments for ineligible contributions to the Arizona State Retirement System, the term "shall" provide a benefit or credit replaces the term "is legally obligated to" provide a benefit or credit. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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


 
Categories:  ASRS Agency Bill
S1051 Daily History  Date Action
ASRS; EMPLOYER PAYMENTS; INELIGIBLE CONTRIBUTIONS 3/26 signed by governor; Chap. 135, Laws 2021. message
ASRS; EMPLOYER PAYMENTS; INELIGIBLE CONTRIBUTIONS 3/18 House COW approved. Passed House 60-0; ready for governor.
ASRS; EMPLOYER PAYMENTS; INELIGIBLE CONTRIBUTIONS 3/16 from House rules okay.
ASRS; EMPLOYER PAYMENTS; INELIGIBLE CONTRIBUTIONS 3/3 from House gov-elect do pass.
ASRS; EMPLOYER PAYMENTS; INELIGIBLE CONTRIBUTIONS 3/3 House gov-elect do pass; report awaited.
ASRS; EMPLOYER PAYMENTS; INELIGIBLE CONTRIBUTIONS 2/23 referred to House gov-elect.
ASRS; EMPLOYER PAYMENTS; INELIGIBLE CONTRIBUTIONS 1/28 passed Senate 29-0; ready for House.
ASRS; EMPLOYER PAYMENTS; INELIGIBLE CONTRIBUTIONS 1/26 from Senate rules okay.
ASRS; EMPLOYER PAYMENTS; INELIGIBLE CONTRIBUTIONS 1/20 from Senate fin do pass.
ASRS; EMPLOYER PAYMENTS; INELIGIBLE CONTRIBUTIONS 1/20 Senate fin do pass; report awaited.
ASRS; EMPLOYER PAYMENTS; INELIGIBLE CONTRIBUTIONS 1/11 referred to Senate fin.
S1052: ASRS; REQUIRED BEGINNING DATE; DISTRIBUTIONS   

For the purpose of the requirement that payment of an Arizona State Retirement System member's deferred benefits begin by the member's "required beginning date," the definition of "required beginning date" is modified to refer to the federal Internal Revenue Code, instead of April 1 following the calendar year in which the member attains 70.5 years of age. If a member dies after the member's required beginning date and the member had not commenced distribution of retirement benefits, ASRS is required to treat the member as having commenced distribution of retirement benefits on the required beginning date. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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


 
Categories:  ASRS Agency Bill
S1052 Daily History  Date Action
ASRS; REQUIRED BEGINNING DATE; DISTRIBUTIONS 4/16 signed by governor. Chap. 238, Laws 2021. message
ASRS; REQUIRED BEGINNING DATE; DISTRIBUTIONS 4/8 passed House 58-0; ready for governor.
ASRS; REQUIRED BEGINNING DATE; DISTRIBUTIONS 3/23 from House rules okay.
ASRS; REQUIRED BEGINNING DATE; DISTRIBUTIONS 3/18 from House gov-elect do pass.
ASRS; REQUIRED BEGINNING DATE; DISTRIBUTIONS 3/17 House gov-elect do pass; report awaited.
ASRS; REQUIRED BEGINNING DATE; DISTRIBUTIONS 3/9 referred to House gov-elect.
ASRS; REQUIRED BEGINNING DATE; DISTRIBUTIONS 1/28 passed Senate 29-0; ready for House.
ASRS; REQUIRED BEGINNING DATE; DISTRIBUTIONS 1/26 from Senate rules okay.
ASRS; REQUIRED BEGINNING DATE; DISTRIBUTIONS 1/20 from Senate fin do pass.
ASRS; REQUIRED BEGINNING DATE; DISTRIBUTIONS 1/20 Senate fin do pass; report awaited.
ASRS; REQUIRED BEGINNING DATE; DISTRIBUTIONS 1/11 referred to Senate fin.
S1053: ASRS; NONPARTICIPATORY EMPLOYER LIABILITY   

The list of Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) nonparticipating employers is modified to remove an employer that is no longer contributing to ASRS on behalf of current employees due to a reduction in the number of actively contributing employees by 30 percent or more over a 3-year period or a reduction in the number of actively contributing employees by 50 percent or more over any period of time, based on the number of contributing employees as of August 3, 2018. [Capitol Reports Note: This type of nonparticipating employer was added by Laws 2018, Chapter 210.] AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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


 
Categories:  ASRS Agency Bill
S1053 Daily History  Date Action
ASRS; NONPARTICIPATORY EMPLOYER LIABILITY 2/18 signed by governmor. Chap. 29, Laws 2021. message
ASRS; NONPARTICIPATORY EMPLOYER LIABILITY 2/15 substituted in House for identical bill 2356. Passed House 60-0; ready for governor.
ASRS; NONPARTICIPATORY EMPLOYER LIABILITY 1/28 passed Senate 29-0; ready for House.
ASRS; NONPARTICIPATORY EMPLOYER LIABILITY 1/26 from Senate rules okay.
ASRS; NONPARTICIPATORY EMPLOYER LIABILITY 1/20 from Senate fin do pass.
ASRS; NONPARTICIPATORY EMPLOYER LIABILITY 1/20 Senate fin do pass; report awaited.
ASRS; NONPARTICIPATORY EMPLOYER LIABILITY 1/11 referred to Senate fin.
S1054: ASRS; SELF-INSURANCE PROGRAM   

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. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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


 
Categories:  ASRS Agency Bill
S1054 Daily History  Date Action
ASRS; SELF-INSURANCE PROGRAM 2/12 signed by governor. Chap. 14, Laws 2021. message
ASRS; SELF-INSURANCE PROGRAM 2/4 substituted in House for identical bill 2139. Passed House 59-0; ready for governor.
ASRS; SELF-INSURANCE PROGRAM 1/28 passed Senate 29-0; ready for House.
ASRS; SELF-INSURANCE PROGRAM 1/26 from Senate rules okay.
ASRS; SELF-INSURANCE PROGRAM 1/20 from Senate fin do pass.
ASRS; SELF-INSURANCE PROGRAM 1/20 Senate fin do pass; report awaited.
ASRS; SELF-INSURANCE PROGRAM 1/11 referred to Senate fin.
Posted Calendars and Committee Hearings
No hearings, calendars, or amendments posted.


Non-ASRS Bill
Bill Summaries
H2014: PUBLIC WORKS CONTRACTS; PROHIBITED REQUIREMENTS (GRRC; PETITION TO REQUEST REVIEW)   

The list of prohibited provisions in a public works contract is expanded to include requiring a contractor to provide a wage or salary amount that is different than what the agency or political subdivision requires for other contracts or industries operating in the jurisdiction, requiring a contractor to demonstrate the existence of a labor management agreement, employee grievance policy or similar management practice, and requiring a contractor to demonstrate labor organization status. AS PASSED SENATE

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


 
Categories:  Non-ASRS Bill
H2014 Daily History  Date Action
PUBLIC WORKS CONTRACTS; PROHIBITED REQUIREMENTS 6/30 House concurred in Senate amendments and FAILED on final reading 30-29.
PUBLIC WORKS CONTRACTS; PROHIBITED REQUIREMENTS 5/17 from Senate hel-hu ser with amend #5136. From Senate rules okay. Senate COW approved with amend #5136. NOTE SHORT TITLE CHANGE. Passed Senate 16-13; returned to House for concurrence in Senate amendments.
GRRC; PETITION TO REQUEST REVIEW 5/13 Senate hel-hu ser amended; report awaited.
GRRC; PETITION TO REQUEST REVIEW 5/10 referred to Senate hel-hu ser.
GRRC; PETITION TO REQUEST REVIEW 3/23 from Senate gov do pass.
GRRC; PETITION TO REQUEST REVIEW 3/22 Senate gov do pass; report awaited.
GRRC; PETITION TO REQUEST REVIEW 2/18 referred to Senate gov.
GRRC; PETITION TO REQUEST REVIEW 2/4 House COW approved. Passed House 31-28; ready for Senate.
GRRC; PETITION TO REQUEST REVIEW 1/25 from House rules okay.
GRRC; PETITION TO REQUEST REVIEW 1/13 from House gov-elect do pass.
GRRC; PETITION TO REQUEST REVIEW 1/13 House gov-elect do pass; report awaited.
GRRC; PETITION TO REQUEST REVIEW 1/11 referred to House gov-elect.
S1043: PUBLIC SAFETY; CANCER INSURANCE; ELIGIBILITY   

The Board of Trustees of the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System is required to annually review the premiums required under the Public Safety Cancer Insurance Policy Program to ensure the financial security of the Program. Persons eligible for coverage under the Program remain eligible upon retirement for the statutorily specified time periods, regardless of whether the person has a cancer diagnosis.

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


 
Categories:  Non-ASRS Bill
S1043 Daily History  Date Action
PUBLIC SAFETY; CANCER INSURANCE; ELIGIBILITY 1/26 from Senate rules okay.
PUBLIC SAFETY; CANCER INSURANCE; ELIGIBILITY 1/14 from Senate fin do pass.
PUBLIC SAFETY; CANCER INSURANCE; ELIGIBILITY 1/13 Senate fin do pass; report awaited.
PUBLIC SAFETY; CANCER INSURANCE; ELIGIBILITY 1/11 referred to Senate fin.
S1044: CREDIT FOR REINSURANCE   

Statutes governing credit for reinsurance are repealed and replaced. Establishes requirements for domestic ceding insurers to be allowed a credit for reinsurance. If the assuming insurer does not meet the requirements prescribed in this legislation, the credit for reinsurance cannot be allowed unless the assuming insurer agrees in the trust agreements to a list of specified conditions. Much more. The Director of the Department of Insurance and Financial Institutions is authorized to adopt rules to carry out this legislation. Applies to all cessions after the effective date of this legislation under reinsurance agreements that have an inception, anniversary or renewal date at least six months after the effective date. Contains a legislative intent section. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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


 
Categories:  Non-ASRS Bill
S1044 Daily History  Date Action
CREDIT FOR REINSURANCE 5/11 signed by governor. Chap. 357, Laws 2021. message
CREDIT FOR REINSURANCE 5/4 passed House 58-0; ready for governor.
CREDIT FOR REINSURANCE 3/16 from House rules okay.
CREDIT FOR REINSURANCE 3/3 from House com do pass.
CREDIT FOR REINSURANCE 3/2 House com do pass; report awaited.
CREDIT FOR REINSURANCE 2/24 referred to House com.
CREDIT FOR REINSURANCE 1/28 passed Senate 29-0; ready for House.
CREDIT FOR REINSURANCE 1/27 Senate COW approved with amend #4005.
CREDIT FOR REINSURANCE 1/26 from Senate rules okay.
CREDIT FOR REINSURANCE 1/20 from Senate fin with amend #4005.
CREDIT FOR REINSURANCE 1/11 referred to Senate fin.
S1045: DEFINED CONTRIBUTION; HEALTH SUBSIDY; DISABILITY   

Retired members of the Public Safety Personnel Defined Contribution Retirement System (PSPDCRS) 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 (PSPRS) must be at least 50 percent of the member's average monthly benefit compensation. The PSPRS Board is required to establish and administer a group health benefits plan for retired participants who elect to participate. For 90 days after the effective date of this legislation, existing PSPDCRS participants must have an opportunity to opt in to the group health benefits plan through an irrevocable election to pay the required costs through payroll deduction. Each participant in the group health benefits plan and the participant's employer are required to pay an equal amount for costs, as actuarially determined, for the plan. Other than provisions relating to accidental disability pension, this legislation becomes effective July 1, 2022. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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


 
Categories:  Non-ASRS Bill
S1045 Daily History  Date Action
DEFINED CONTRIBUTION; HEALTH SUBSIDY; DISABILITY 5/5 signed by governor. Chap. 330, Laws 2021. message
DEFINED CONTRIBUTION; HEALTH SUBSIDY; DISABILITY 4/28 passed House 60-0; ready for governor.
DEFINED CONTRIBUTION; HEALTH SUBSIDY; DISABILITY 3/31 from House rules okay.
DEFINED CONTRIBUTION; HEALTH SUBSIDY; DISABILITY 3/10 from House gov-elect do pass.
DEFINED CONTRIBUTION; HEALTH SUBSIDY; DISABILITY 3/10 House gov-elect do pass; report awaited.
DEFINED CONTRIBUTION; HEALTH SUBSIDY; DISABILITY 3/3 referred to House gov-elect.
DEFINED CONTRIBUTION; HEALTH SUBSIDY; DISABILITY 3/1 passed Senate 28-1; ready for House.
DEFINED CONTRIBUTION; HEALTH SUBSIDY; DISABILITY 2/24 Senate COW approved with flr amend #4531.
DEFINED CONTRIBUTION; HEALTH SUBSIDY; DISABILITY 2/10 retained on Senate COW calendar.
DEFINED CONTRIBUTION; HEALTH SUBSIDY; DISABILITY 1/26 from Senate rules okay.
DEFINED CONTRIBUTION; HEALTH SUBSIDY; DISABILITY 1/14 from Senate fin do pass.
DEFINED CONTRIBUTION; HEALTH SUBSIDY; DISABILITY 1/13 Senate fin do pass; report awaited.
DEFINED CONTRIBUTION; HEALTH SUBSIDY; DISABILITY 1/11 referred to Senate fin.
S1046: MEMBER DISTRIBUTIONS; DEFERRED RETIREMENT; TRANSFERS   

For the purpose of Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS) rollover distributions, the definition of "eligible retirement plan" is expanded to include a Roth individual retirement account that satisfies the requirements of section 408A of the federal Internal Revenue Code. A PSPRS member or the member's surviving spouse who is entitled to receive an eligible rollover distribution is authorized to elect to directly roll over all or part of that distribution to an eligible retirement plan, and a member's beneficiary other than the spouse is authorized, on the death of the member, to elect to directly roll over all or part of an eligible rollover distribution from the system. Requirements for eligible rollover distributions are specified. Retroactive to January 1, 2020. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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


 
Categories:  Non-ASRS Bill
S1046 Daily History  Date Action
MEMBER DISTRIBUTIONS; DEFERRED RETIREMENT; TRANSFERS 3/24 signed by governor; Chap. 120, Laws 2021. message
MEMBER DISTRIBUTIONS; DEFERRED RETIREMENT; TRANSFERS 3/18 passed House 59-0; ready for governor.
MEMBER DISTRIBUTIONS; DEFERRED RETIREMENT; TRANSFERS 3/16 from House rules okay.
MEMBER DISTRIBUTIONS; DEFERRED RETIREMENT; TRANSFERS 3/3 from House gov-elect do pass.
MEMBER DISTRIBUTIONS; DEFERRED RETIREMENT; TRANSFERS 3/3 House gov-elect do pass; report awaited.
MEMBER DISTRIBUTIONS; DEFERRED RETIREMENT; TRANSFERS 2/23 referred to House gov-elect.
MEMBER DISTRIBUTIONS; DEFERRED RETIREMENT; TRANSFERS 1/28 passed Senate 29-0; ready for House.
MEMBER DISTRIBUTIONS; DEFERRED RETIREMENT; TRANSFERS 1/26 from Senate rules okay.
MEMBER DISTRIBUTIONS; DEFERRED RETIREMENT; TRANSFERS 1/20 from Senate fin do pass.
MEMBER DISTRIBUTIONS; DEFERRED RETIREMENT; TRANSFERS 1/20 Senate fin do pass; report awaited.
MEMBER DISTRIBUTIONS; DEFERRED RETIREMENT; TRANSFERS 1/13 Senate fin held.
MEMBER DISTRIBUTIONS; DEFERRED RETIREMENT; TRANSFERS 1/11 referred to Senate fin.
S1049: INSURANCE; OMNIBUS   

Makes various changes to statutes relating to insurance. Expands applicability of statute regulating electronic communications and records of insurance to include disability, marine and transportation, surety, prepaid legal, prepaid dental, title, identity theft, disability, workers' compensation, and annuities that are subject to Title 20 (Insurance). The list of persons exempt from the requirement to obtain a license as an insurance producer is expanded to include a person whose activities in Arizona are limited to providing a website or other electronic platform for insurers and a person that processes payments or charges for insurance premiums if that person does not sell, solicit or negotiate insurance. A "federal home loan bank" (defined) cannot be stayed, enjoined or prohibited from exercising or enforcing any right or cause of action against collateral pledged by an insurer member under any federal home loan bank security agreement or other similar arrangement relating to a security agreement to which that federal home loan bank is a party. Service contracts are required to disclose whether the contracts cover or exclude preexisting conditions. Service contracts can exclude preexisting conditions only if the conditions were either known or would have been known by visually inspecting, operating, or testing the covered property. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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


 
Categories:  Non-ASRS Bill
S1049 Daily History  Date Action
INSURANCE; OMNIBUS 2/9 signed by governor. Chap. 5, Laws 2021. message
INSURANCE; OMNIBUS 2/2 substituted in House for identical bill 2044. Passed House 54-5; ready for governor.
INSURANCE; OMNIBUS 2/1 passed Senate 29-1; ready for House.
INSURANCE; OMNIBUS 1/28 Senate COW approved with the rules tech amendment.
INSURANCE; OMNIBUS 1/26 from Senate rules with tech amendment.
INSURANCE; OMNIBUS 1/14 from Senate fin do pass.
INSURANCE; OMNIBUS 1/13 Senate fin do pass; report awaited.
INSURANCE; OMNIBUS 1/11 referred to Senate fin.
S1063: ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW OF AGENCY DECISIONS   

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. 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 by the agency. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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


 
Categories:  Non-ASRS Bill
S1063 Daily History  Date Action
ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW OF AGENCY DECISIONS 4/26 signed by governor. Chap. 281, Laws 2021. message
ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW OF AGENCY DECISIONS 4/19 House COW approved. Passed House 31-29; ready for governor.
ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW OF AGENCY DECISIONS 3/30 from House rules okay.
ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW OF AGENCY DECISIONS 3/24 from House com do pass.
ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW OF AGENCY DECISIONS 3/23 House com do pass; report awaited.
ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW OF AGENCY DECISIONS 3/11 referred to House com.
ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW OF AGENCY DECISIONS 3/3 passed Senate 16-14; ready for House.
ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW OF AGENCY DECISIONS 2/24 Senate COW approved.
ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW OF AGENCY DECISIONS 2/16 from Senate rules okay.
ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW OF AGENCY DECISIONS 2/9 from Senate gov do pass.
ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW OF AGENCY DECISIONS 2/8 Senate gov do pass; report awaited.
ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW OF AGENCY DECISIONS 1/11 referred to Senate gov.
S1066: STATE AGENCIES; TECHNOLOGY PLANS; DEADLINE   

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

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


 
Categories:  Non-ASRS Bill
S1066 Daily History  Date Action
STATE AGENCIES; TECHNOLOGY PLANS; DEADLINE 3/18 signed by governor. Chap. 59, Laws 2021. message
STATE AGENCIES; TECHNOLOGY PLANS; DEADLINE 3/15 passed House 60-0; ready for governor.
STATE AGENCIES; TECHNOLOGY PLANS; DEADLINE 3/11 House COW approved.
STATE AGENCIES; TECHNOLOGY PLANS; DEADLINE 3/3 from House gov-elect do pass.
STATE AGENCIES; TECHNOLOGY PLANS; DEADLINE 3/3 House gov-elect do pass; report awaited.
STATE AGENCIES; TECHNOLOGY PLANS; DEADLINE 2/23 referred to House gov-elect.
STATE AGENCIES; TECHNOLOGY PLANS; DEADLINE 2/1 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
STATE AGENCIES; TECHNOLOGY PLANS; DEADLINE 1/28 Senate COW approved with floor amend #4047.
STATE AGENCIES; TECHNOLOGY PLANS; DEADLINE 1/26 from Senate rules okay.
STATE AGENCIES; TECHNOLOGY PLANS; DEADLINE 1/21 from Senate trans-tech do pass.
STATE AGENCIES; TECHNOLOGY PLANS; DEADLINE 1/21 Senate trans-tech do pass; report awaited.
STATE AGENCIES; TECHNOLOGY PLANS; DEADLINE 1/11 referred to Senate trans-tech.
S1068: ELECTIONS MANUAL; LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL; GRRC   

The official election instructions and procedures manual prepared by the Secretary of State is required to be approved by the Attorney General and the Legislative Council, instead of the Governor and the Attorney General. AS PASSED SENATE

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


 
Categories:  Non-ASRS Bill
S1068 Daily History  Date Action
ELECTIONS MANUAL; LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL; GRRC 6/24 from House rules okay.
ELECTIONS MANUAL; LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL; GRRC 3/29 from House gov-elect do pass.
ELECTIONS MANUAL; LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL; GRRC 3/25 House gov-elect do pass; report awaited.
ELECTIONS MANUAL; LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL; GRRC 3/24 House gov-elect held.
ELECTIONS MANUAL; LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL; GRRC 3/9 referred to House gov-elect.
ELECTIONS MANUAL; LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL; GRRC 3/3 passed Senate 16-14; ready for House.
ELECTIONS MANUAL; LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL; GRRC 2/24 Senate COW approved with flr amend #4532.
ELECTIONS MANUAL; LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL; GRRC 2/9 from Senate rules okay.
ELECTIONS MANUAL; LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL; GRRC 2/2 from Senate gov do pass.
ELECTIONS MANUAL; LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL; GRRC 2/1 Senate gov do pass; report awaited.
ELECTIONS MANUAL; LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL; GRRC 1/11 referred to Senate gov.
S1075: HEALTH CARE INSURANCE; AMENDMENTS   

Various changes to statutes relating to health insurance. The article of statute regulating insurance holding company systems applies to all service corporations. Statute prohibiting payment for services to persons other than the assignee apply to a hospital and medical service corporation. Hospital, medical, dental and optometric service corporations are no longer prohibited from influencing the subscriber in the subscriber's free choice of hospital or practitioner. Modifies reporting requirements due dates. Statute establishing requirements for premium rates and rating practices does not apply if a small employer obtains a health benefits plan that is subject to and complies with specified federal law. Modifies exemptions from utilization review activities.

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


 
Categories:  Non-ASRS Bill
S1075 Daily History  Date Action
HEALTH CARE INSURANCE; AMENDMENTS 2/3 Senate COW approved with amend #4020 and flr amend #4081.
HEALTH CARE INSURANCE; AMENDMENTS 2/2 from Senate rules okay.
HEALTH CARE INSURANCE; AMENDMENTS 1/28 from Senate fin with amend #4020.
HEALTH CARE INSURANCE; AMENDMENTS 1/27 Senate fin amended; report awaited.
HEALTH CARE INSURANCE; AMENDMENTS 1/20 referred to Senate fin.
Posted Calendars and Committee Hearings
No hearings, calendars, or amendments posted.


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Bill Summaries
H2059: RETIREMENT SYSTEMS; BENEFIT COMPUTATION; RETURN-TO-WORK   

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. Payment of benefits to a Public Safety Personnel Retirement System, Corrections Officer Retirement Plan or Elected Officials’ Retirement Plan member are required to commence no later than April 1 of the calendar year following the later of the date the member terminates employment or the calendar year in which the member attains 72 years of age, increased from 70.5 years of age. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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


 
Categories: 
H2059 Daily History  Date Action
RETIREMENT SYSTEMS; BENEFIT COMPUTATION; RETURN-TO-WORK 2/18 signed by governor. Chap. 23, Laws 2021. message
RETIREMENT SYSTEMS; BENEFIT COMPUTATION; RETURN-TO-WORK 2/11 substituted in Senate for identical bill 1136. Passed Senate 29-0; ready for governor.
RETIREMENT SYSTEMS; BENEFIT COMPUTATION; RETURN-TO-WORK 1/28 passed House 59-0; ready for Senate.
RETIREMENT SYSTEMS; BENEFIT COMPUTATION; RETURN-TO-WORK 1/25 from House rules okay.
RETIREMENT SYSTEMS; BENEFIT COMPUTATION; RETURN-TO-WORK 1/20 from House gov-elect do pass.
RETIREMENT SYSTEMS; BENEFIT COMPUTATION; RETURN-TO-WORK 1/20 House gov-elect do pass; report awaited.
RETIREMENT SYSTEMS; BENEFIT COMPUTATION; RETURN-TO-WORK 1/14 referred to House gov-elect.
H2138: ABOR; OPTIONAL RETIREMENT PROGRAMS   

The optional retirement programs that the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) is authorized to establish are allowed to be purchased for all employees of the institutions under ABOR jurisdiction, instead of only faculty and administrative officers. If an employee does not continue in service with an institution under the jurisdiction of ABOR for at least five years, the amount of employer contributions, with interest, are forfeited to the institution and used to make future employer contributions, instead of refunded to the state.

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


 
Categories: 
H2138 Daily History  Date Action
ABOR; OPTIONAL RETIREMENT PROGRAMS 1/21 referred to House gov-elect.
H2139: ASRS; SELF-INSURANCE PRGGRAM   

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. Kavanagh (R - Dist 23)


 
Categories: 
H2139 Daily History  Date Action
ASRS; SELF-INSURANCE PRGGRAM 2/2 from House rules okay.
ASRS; SELF-INSURANCE PRGGRAM 1/27 from House gov-elect do pass.
ASRS; SELF-INSURANCE PRGGRAM 1/27 House gov-elect do pass; report awaited.
ASRS; SELF-INSURANCE PRGGRAM 1/20 referred to House gov-elect.
H2149: CHARTER SCHOOLS; SPONSORSHIP; STATE BOARD   

The State Board of Education, a university under the jurisdiction of the Arizona Board of Regents, and a community college district or group of community college districts are no longer authorized to sponsor a charter school.

First sponsor: Rep. Friese (D - Dist 9)


 
Categories: 
H2149 Daily History  Date Action
CHARTER SCHOOLS; SPONSORSHIP; STATE BOARD 1/25 referred to House educ.
H2150: CHARTER SCHOOLS; LUNCHES; NATIONAL ACTS   

The charter of a charter school is required to ensure that it participates in and complies with the federal National School Lunch and Child Nutrition Acts. Some exceptions.

First sponsor: Rep. Friese (D - Dist 9)


 
Categories: 
H2150 Daily History  Date Action
CHARTER SCHOOLS; LUNCHES; NATIONAL ACTS 1/25 referred to House educ, hel-hu ser.
H2170: WRITS OF GARNISHMENT; ATTORNEY FEES   

Accrued attorney fees, including fees for garnishment, if allowed by a judgment or contract, are added to the amount that may be included in a writ of garnishment. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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


 
Categories: 
H2170 Daily History  Date Action
WRITS OF GARNISHMENT; ATTORNEY FEES 5/3 signed by governor. Chap. 306, Laws 2021. message
WRITS OF GARNISHMENT; ATTORNEY FEES 4/26 passed Senate 29-0; ready for governor.
WRITS OF GARNISHMENT; ATTORNEY FEES 4/5 Senate COW approved.
WRITS OF GARNISHMENT; ATTORNEY FEES 3/30 from Senate rules okay.
WRITS OF GARNISHMENT; ATTORNEY FEES 3/29 from Senate jud do pass.
WRITS OF GARNISHMENT; ATTORNEY FEES 3/25 Senate jud do pass; report awaited.
WRITS OF GARNISHMENT; ATTORNEY FEES 3/2 referred to Senate jud.
WRITS OF GARNISHMENT; ATTORNEY FEES 2/23 passed House 54-5; ready for Senate.
WRITS OF GARNISHMENT; ATTORNEY FEES 2/23 House COW approved.
WRITS OF GARNISHMENT; ATTORNEY FEES 2/8 from House rules okay.
WRITS OF GARNISHMENT; ATTORNEY FEES 2/3 from House jud do pass.
WRITS OF GARNISHMENT; ATTORNEY FEES 2/3 House jud do pass; report awaited.
WRITS OF GARNISHMENT; ATTORNEY FEES 1/21 referred to House jud.
H2183: PUBLIC SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP FUND   

Establishes the John McCain Public Service Scholarship Fund, to be administered by the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) and used to provide scholarships to students who complete a term of service in a national service program, receive a federal postservice education award, and use the award to attend an educational institution or program in Arizona. ABOR is required to establish a scholarship application process and adopt policies to award scholarships with priority given to applicants based on financial need. Requirements for use of the scholarship monies are specified. Appropriates $5 million from the general fund in FY2021-22 to the Fund.

First sponsor: Rep. Blackman (R - Dist 6)
Others: Rep. Lieberman (D - Dist 28)


 
Categories: 
H2183 Daily History  Date Action
PUBLIC SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP FUND 1/27 from House educ do pass.
PUBLIC SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP FUND 1/26 House educ do pass; report awaited.
PUBLIC SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP FUND 1/20 referred to House educ, appro.
H2242: 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, with some exceptions. 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. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

First sponsor: Rep. Grantham (R - Dist 12)


 
Categories: 
H2242 Daily History  Date Action
AGENCY ACTIONS; PROCEDURES; FEE AWARDS 4/1 signed by governor. Chap. 161, Laws 2021. message
AGENCY ACTIONS; PROCEDURES; FEE AWARDS 3/25 passed Senate 29-0; ready for governor.
AGENCY ACTIONS; PROCEDURES; FEE AWARDS 3/16 from Senate rules okay.
AGENCY ACTIONS; PROCEDURES; FEE AWARDS 3/4 from Senate jud do pass.
AGENCY ACTIONS; PROCEDURES; FEE AWARDS 3/4 Senate jud do pass; report awaited.
AGENCY ACTIONS; PROCEDURES; FEE AWARDS 2/18 referred to Senate jud.
AGENCY ACTIONS; PROCEDURES; FEE AWARDS 2/11 House COW approved with amend #4068. Passed House 59-1; ready for Senate.
AGENCY ACTIONS; PROCEDURES; FEE AWARDS 2/8 from House rules okay.
AGENCY ACTIONS; PROCEDURES; FEE AWARDS 2/3 from House com with amend #4068.
AGENCY ACTIONS; PROCEDURES; FEE AWARDS 2/2 House com amended; report awaited.
AGENCY ACTIONS; PROCEDURES; FEE AWARDS 1/21 referred to House com.
H2265: RULEMAKING; EXPEDITED PROCESS; RULE EXPIRATION   

A state agency that seeks to expire a rule or rules is authorized to file a notice of intent to expire with the Governor's Regulatory Review Council (GRRC). GRRC is required to place the notice on the agenda for the next scheduled meeting for consideration. If a quorum of GRRC approves the notice, GRRC is required to cause a notice of rule expiration to be prepared and provide the notice of rule expiration to the agency for filing with the Secretary of State. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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


 
Categories: 
H2265 Daily History  Date Action
RULEMAKING; EXPEDITED PROCESS; RULE EXPIRATION 4/6 signed by governor. Chap. 183, Laws 2021. message
RULEMAKING; EXPEDITED PROCESS; RULE EXPIRATION 3/30 passed Senate 28-0; ready for governor.
RULEMAKING; EXPEDITED PROCESS; RULE EXPIRATION 3/9 from Senate rules okay.
RULEMAKING; EXPEDITED PROCESS; RULE EXPIRATION 3/2 from Senate gov do pass.
RULEMAKING; EXPEDITED PROCESS; RULE EXPIRATION 3/2 Senate gov do pass; report awaited.
RULEMAKING; EXPEDITED PROCESS; RULE EXPIRATION 2/18 referred to Senate gov.
RULEMAKING; EXPEDITED PROCESS; RULE EXPIRATION 2/11 passed House 60-0; ready for Senate.
RULEMAKING; EXPEDITED PROCESS; RULE EXPIRATION 2/8 from House rules okay.
RULEMAKING; EXPEDITED PROCESS; RULE EXPIRATION 2/4 from House gov-elect do pass.
RULEMAKING; EXPEDITED PROCESS; RULE EXPIRATION 2/3 House gov-elect do pass; report awaited.
RULEMAKING; EXPEDITED PROCESS; RULE EXPIRATION 1/25 referred to House gov-elect.
H2356: ASRS; NONPARTICIPATORY EMPLOYER LIABILITY   

The list of Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) nonparticipating employers is modified to remove an employer that is no longer contributing to ASRS on behalf of current employees due to a reduction in the number of actively contributing employees by 30 percent or more over a 3-year period or a reduction in the number of actively contributing employees by 50 percent or more over any period of time, based on the number of contributing employees as of August 3, 2018. [Capitol Reports Note: This type of nonparticipating employer was added by Laws 2018, Chapter 210.]

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


 
Categories: 
H2356 Daily History  Date Action
ASRS; NONPARTICIPATORY EMPLOYER LIABILITY 2/8 from House rules okay.
ASRS; NONPARTICIPATORY EMPLOYER LIABILITY 2/4 from House gov-elect do pass.
ASRS; NONPARTICIPATORY EMPLOYER LIABILITY 2/3 House gov-elect do pass; report awaited.
ASRS; NONPARTICIPATORY EMPLOYER LIABILITY 1/26 referred to House gov-elect.
H2381: PSPRS; CORP; LOCAL BOARDS; CONSOLIDATION   

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 membership and 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, and requirements and prohibitions for the legal counsel are specified. PSPRS and CORP local board members 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 in compliance 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, 2022. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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


 
Categories: 
H2381 Daily History  Date Action
PSPRS; CORP; LOCAL BOARDS; CONSOLIDATION 2/24 signed by governor. Chap. 34, Laws 2021. message
PSPRS; CORP; LOCAL BOARDS; CONSOLIDATION 2/16 substituted in Senate for identical bill 1214. Passed Senate 30-0; ready for governor.
PSPRS; CORP; LOCAL BOARDS; CONSOLIDATION 2/11 passed House 60-0; ready for Senate.
PSPRS; CORP; LOCAL BOARDS; CONSOLIDATION 2/11 House COW approved with amend #4096 and flr amend #4237.
PSPRS; CORP; LOCAL BOARDS; CONSOLIDATION 2/8 from House rules okay.
PSPRS; CORP; LOCAL BOARDS; CONSOLIDATION 2/4 from House gov-elect with amend #4096.
PSPRS; CORP; LOCAL BOARDS; CONSOLIDATION 2/3 House gov-elect do pass; report awaited.
PSPRS; CORP; LOCAL BOARDS; CONSOLIDATION 1/27 referred to House gov-elect.
H2433: STATE AGENCIES; CASH PAYMENT; ACCEPTANCE   

Each state agency or authorized agent of a state agency is required to accept cash and money orders to pay any amount due to that agency or agent or the state. AS PASSED HOUSE

First sponsor: Rep. Bolick (R - Dist 20)
Others: Rep. Biasiucci (R - Dist 5), Rep. Griffin (R - Dist 14), Rep. Kavanagh (R - Dist 23)


 
Categories: 
H2433 Daily History  Date Action
STATE AGENCIES; CASH PAYMENT; ACCEPTANCE 2/18 referred to Senate fin.
STATE AGENCIES; CASH PAYMENT; ACCEPTANCE 2/11 passed House 59-0; ready for Senate.
STATE AGENCIES; CASH PAYMENT; ACCEPTANCE 2/11 House COW approved with flr amend #4239.
STATE AGENCIES; CASH PAYMENT; ACCEPTANCE 2/8 from House rules okay.
STATE AGENCIES; CASH PAYMENT; ACCEPTANCE 2/4 from House gov-elect do pass.
STATE AGENCIES; CASH PAYMENT; ACCEPTANCE 2/3 House gov-elect do pass; report awaited.
STATE AGENCIES; CASH PAYMENT; ACCEPTANCE 1/26 referred to House gov-elect.
H2455: FIRE DISTRICTS; PENSION LIABILITY; FINANCING   

A fire district, through the district board, is authorized to lease, lease-purchase or grant a lien on any or all of its present or future property to pay amounts to the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System, pension prefunding plan investment accounts, and the Arizona Employers' Pension Prefunding Plan, and to create reserves to supplement those payments as deemed necessary by the board. Emergency clause. AS PASSED HOUSE

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


 
Categories: 
H2455 Daily History  Date Action
FIRE DISTRICTS; PENSION LIABILITY; FINANCING 3/24 Senate fin held.
FIRE DISTRICTS; PENSION LIABILITY; FINANCING 3/2 referred to Senate fin.
FIRE DISTRICTS; PENSION LIABILITY; FINANCING 2/23 passed House 58-1; ready for Senate.
FIRE DISTRICTS; PENSION LIABILITY; FINANCING 2/23 House COW approved with amend #4324.
FIRE DISTRICTS; PENSION LIABILITY; FINANCING 2/22 from House rules okay.
FIRE DISTRICTS; PENSION LIABILITY; FINANCING 2/18 from House gov-elect with amend #4324.
FIRE DISTRICTS; PENSION LIABILITY; FINANCING 2/17 House gov-elect amended; report awaited.
FIRE DISTRICTS; PENSION LIABILITY; FINANCING 2/10 House gov-elect held.
FIRE DISTRICTS; PENSION LIABILITY; FINANCING 1/27 referred to House gov-elect.
H2604: RETIREMENT SYSTEMS; BOARDS; PAID LEAVE   

Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS) employers are required to provide an employee-member of the PSPRS Board of Trustees or a PSPRS local board paid leave of absence for the time the employee attends board meetings. Corrections Officer Retirement Plan employers are required to provide an employee-member of the a local board paid leave of absence for the time the employee attends board meetings.

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


 
Categories: 
H2604 Daily History  Date Action
RETIREMENT SYSTEMS; BOARDS; PAID LEAVE 2/1 referred to House gov-elect.
H2612: RETIREMENT SYSTEMS; INVESTMENT FEES; DISCLOSURES   

Each "alternative investment manager" (defined) that receives capital commitments for an "alternative investment vehicle" (defined) from the governing board of a public retirement system is required to file a disclosure on each alternative investment vehicle at least annually with the State Treasurer. The disclosure must include a list of specified information, including the fees and expenses incurred, and compensation for the alternative investment manager's named executive officers. Applies to all new, amended, renewed or extended contracts beginning January 1, 2021. Retroactive to January 1, 2021.

First sponsor: Rep. Salman (D - Dist 26)
Others: Rep. Stahl Hamilton (D - Dist 10), Rep. Teran (D - Dist 30)


 
Categories: 
H2612 Daily History  Date Action
RETIREMENT SYSTEMS; INVESTMENT FEES; DISCLOSURES 1/28 referred to House gov-elect.
H2696: GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE; POINT OF CONTACT   

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. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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


 
Categories: 
H2696 Daily History  Date Action
GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE; POINT OF CONTACT 4/14 signed by governor. Chap. 224, Laws 2021. message
GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE; POINT OF CONTACT 4/7 passed Senate 30-0; ready for governor.
GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE; POINT OF CONTACT 4/5 Senate COW approved.
GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE; POINT OF CONTACT 3/30 from Senate rules okay.
GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE; POINT OF CONTACT 3/23 from Senate gov do pass.
GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE; POINT OF CONTACT 3/22 Senate gov do pass; report awaited.
GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE; POINT OF CONTACT 2/22 passed House 59-1; ready for Senate. 2/23 referred to Senate gov.
GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE; POINT OF CONTACT 2/16 from House rules okay.
GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE; POINT OF CONTACT 2/11 from House gov-elect do pass.
GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE; POINT OF CONTACT 2/10 House gov-elect do pass; report awaited.
GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE; POINT OF CONTACT 1/28 referred to House gov-elect.
H2700: COUNTY OFFICERS; SALARIES; INCREASE   

Beginning January 1, 2025, the annual salaries of county elected officers are increased by $20,000 each. Beginning January 1, 2023, the annual salary of the clerk of the superior court is increased by $20,000. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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


 
Categories: 
H2700 Daily History  Date Action
COUNTY OFFICERS; SALARIES; INCREASE 5/5 signed by governor. Chap. 326, Laws 2021. message
COUNTY OFFICERS; SALARIES; INCREASE 4/29 House concurred in Senate amendments and passed on final reading 37-23; ready for governor.
COUNTY OFFICERS; SALARIES; INCREASE 4/26 passed Senate 22-7; returned to House for concurrence in Senate amendments.
COUNTY OFFICERS; SALARIES; INCREASE 4/13 Senate COW approved with amend #4986 and flr amend #5033.
COUNTY OFFICERS; SALARIES; INCREASE 4/1 from Senate appro with amend #4986. From Senate rules okay.
COUNTY OFFICERS; SALARIES; INCREASE 3/31 Senate appro do pass; report awaited.
COUNTY OFFICERS; SALARIES; INCREASE 3/8 referred to Senate appro.
COUNTY OFFICERS; SALARIES; INCREASE 3/4 House COW approved. Passed House 39-21; ready for Senate.
COUNTY OFFICERS; SALARIES; INCREASE 2/22 from House gov-elect do pass.
COUNTY OFFICERS; SALARIES; INCREASE 2/18 House gov-elect do pass; report awaited.
COUNTY OFFICERS; SALARIES; INCREASE 2/18 House gov-elect held.
COUNTY OFFICERS; SALARIES; INCREASE 2/10 House gov-elect held.
COUNTY OFFICERS; SALARIES; INCREASE 2/2 referred to House gov-elect.
H2759: RULEMAKING; PETITIONS; GRRC   

On receipt of a petition to review an existing agency practice, substantive policy statement, final rule, or regulatory licensing requirement that the petitioner alleges violates state law, is not authorized by statute, is unduly burdensome or is not demonstrated to be necessary to fulfill a public health, safety or welfare concern, the Governor's Regulatory Review Council (GRRC) is required to review the practice, policy, rule, or requirement. Previously, GRRC was required to review the petition only if the practice, policy, rule or requirement applied to a profession for which the average wage in that profession in Arizona did not exceed 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines for a family of four. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

First sponsor: Rep. Grantham (R - Dist 12)


 
Categories: 
H2759 Daily History  Date Action
RULEMAKING; PETITIONS; GRRC 5/7 signed by governor. Chap. 340, Laws 2021. message
RULEMAKING; PETITIONS; GRRC 5/3 House concurred in Senate amendments and passed on final reading 31-29; ready for governor.
RULEMAKING; PETITIONS; GRRC 4/28 passed Senate 16-14; returned to House for concurrence in Senate amendments.
RULEMAKING; PETITIONS; GRRC 4/14 Senate COW approved with flr amend #5047.
RULEMAKING; PETITIONS; GRRC 3/30 from Senate rules okay.
RULEMAKING; PETITIONS; GRRC 3/23 from Senate gov do pass.
RULEMAKING; PETITIONS; GRRC 3/22 Senate gov do pass; report awaited.
RULEMAKING; PETITIONS; GRRC 3/4 referred to Senate gov.
RULEMAKING; PETITIONS; GRRC 3/3 House COW approved with amend #4408. Passed House 31-29; ready for Senate.
RULEMAKING; PETITIONS; GRRC 2/23 from House rules okay.
RULEMAKING; PETITIONS; GRRC 2/22 from House gov-elect with amend #4408.
RULEMAKING; PETITIONS; GRRC 2/18 House gov-elect amended; report awaited.
RULEMAKING; PETITIONS; GRRC 2/18 House gov-elect held.
RULEMAKING; PETITIONS; GRRC 2/2 referred to House gov-elect.
H2788: PAID SICK LEAVE; COVID-19   

The state, school districts, and charter schools are required to provide all eligible employees with an additional amount of paid sick leave if the eligible employee is unable to work or telework due to quarantine or isolation related to COVID-19, experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, caring for an individual subject to quarantine or isolation related to COVID-19, carding for a child whose school or place of care is closed or whose child care provider is unavailable for reasons related to COVID-19, or any substantially similar condition. Establishes requirements for the duration of paid sick leave for full-time employees and part-time employees based on the length of time that employee has been employed by that employer. Establishes requirements for sick leave pay amounts.

First sponsor: Rep. Butler (D - Dist 28)
Others: Rep. Andrade (D - Dist 29), Rep. Bolding (D - Dist 27), Rep. Cano (D - Dist 3), Rep. Chavez (D - Dist 29), Rep. Epstein (D - Dist 18), Rep. Espinoza (D - Dist 19), Rep. Friese (D - Dist 9), Rep. D. Hernandez (D - Dist 2), Rep. M. Hernandez (D - Dist 26), Rep. Lieberman (D - Dist 28), Rep. Longdon (D - Dist 24), Rep. Pawlik (D - Dist 17), Rep. Powers Hannley (D - Dist 9), Rep. Rodriguez (D - Dist 27), Rep. Salman (D - Dist 26), Rep. Schwiebert (D - Dist 20), Rep. Shah (D - Dist 24), Rep. Stahl Hamilton (D - Dist 10), Rep. Teran (D - Dist 30), Rep. Tsosie (D - Dist 7)


 
Categories: 
H2788 Daily History  Date Action
No actions posted for this bill.
H2804: PUBLIC MEETINGS; EXECUTIVE SESSIONS   

A public body is authorized to hold an executive session for legal advice solely for advice in the other areas for which an executive session may be held. Discussion of the objectives on which an officer or employee of a public body will be evaluated must be conducted in a public meeting.

First sponsor: Rep. Pingerelli (R - Dist 21)
Others: Rep. Biasiucci (R - Dist 5), Rep. Burges (R - Dist 1), Rep. Cobb (R - Dist 5), Rep. Finchem (R - Dist 11), Rep. Hoffman (R - Dist 12), Rep. Parker (R - Dist 16), Rep. Payne (R - Dist 21), Rep. Roberts (R - Dist 11), Rep. Toma (R - Dist 22), Rep. Weninger (R - Dist 17)


 
Categories: 
H2804 Daily History  Date Action
PUBLIC MEETINGS; EXECUTIVE SESSIONS 3/8 referred to Senate gov.
PUBLIC MEETINGS; EXECUTIVE SESSIONS 3/4 House COW approved. Passed House 31-29; ready for Senate.
PUBLIC MEETINGS; EXECUTIVE SESSIONS 2/23 from House rules okay.
PUBLIC MEETINGS; EXECUTIVE SESSIONS 2/22 from House gov-elect do pass.
PUBLIC MEETINGS; EXECUTIVE SESSIONS 2/18 House gov-elect do pass; report awaited.
PUBLIC MEETINGS; EXECUTIVE SESSIONS 2/18 House gov-elect held.
PUBLIC MEETINGS; EXECUTIVE SESSIONS 2/10 referred to House gov-elect.
H2814: OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS; REPEAL   

Repeals the Office of Administrative Hearings and the article of statute establishing uniform administrative hearing procedures.

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


 
Categories: 
H2814 Daily History  Date Action
OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS; REPEAL 2/17 House jud held.
OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS; REPEAL 2/8 referred to House jud.
H2867: EMPLOYERS; COVID-19 EXPOSURE; NOTIFICATION   

If an employer, including a "qualified marketplace platform" (defined elsewhere in statute), in Arizona becomes aware that a person who has been on the employer's premises has tested positive for COVID-19, the employer is required to notify in a timely manner all employees and contractors, including "qualified marketplace contractors" (defined elsewhere in statute), who may have come into contact with the person who tested positive of a potential exposure, and within one week make a reasonable effort to notify all other persons who may have come into contact with the person who tested positive of a potential exposure.

First sponsor: Rep. Powers Hannley (D - Dist 9)
Others: Rep. Andrade (D - Dist 29), Rep. Bolding (D - Dist 27), Rep. Butler (D - Dist 28), Rep. Cano (D - Dist 3), Rep. Espinoza (D - Dist 19), Rep. Fernandez (D - Dist 4), Rep. Friese (D - Dist 9), Rep. A. Hernandez (D - Dist 3), Rep. D. Hernandez (D - Dist 2), Rep. Lieberman (D - Dist 28), Rep. Longdon (D - Dist 24), Rep. Meza (D - Dist 30), Rep. Pawlik (D - Dist 17), Rep. Rodriguez (D - Dist 27), Rep. Salman (D - Dist 26), Rep. Schwiebert (D - Dist 20), Rep. Stahl Hamilton (D - Dist 10), Rep. Teran (D - Dist 30)


 
Categories: 
H2867 Daily History  Date Action
EMPLOYERS; COVID-19 EXPOSURE; NOTIFICATION 2/11 referred to House com.
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 (R - Dist 22)
Others: Rep. Chaplik (R - Dist 23), Rep. Cook (R - Dist 8), Rep. Payne (R - Dist 21), Rep. Wilmeth (R - Dist 15)


 
Categories: 
H2876 Daily History  Date Action
GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS; PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS 5/7 signed by governor. Chap. 341, Laws 2021. message
GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS; PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS 5/3 House concurred in Senate amendments and passed on final reading 60-0; ready for governor.
GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS; PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS 4/26 passed Senate 26-3; returned to House for concurrence in Senate amendments.
GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS; PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS 4/14 Senate COW approved with amend #4909.
GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS; PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS 3/30 from Senate rules okay.
GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS; PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS 3/24 from Senate trans-tech with amend #4909.
GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS; PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS 3/22 Senate trans-tech amended; report awaited.
GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS; PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS 3/15 Senate trans-tech held.
GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS; PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS 3/2 referred to Senate trans-tech.
GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS; PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS 2/24 passed House 56-3; ready for Senate.
GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS; PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS 2/22 from House rules okay.
GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS; PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS 2/18 from House trans do pass.
GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS; PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS 2/17 House trans do pass; report awaited.
GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS; PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS 2/10 referred to House trans.
H2891: BUDGET; BRB; BUDGET PROCEDURES; 2021-2022 (BUDGET PROCEDURES; BUDGET RECONCILIATION; 2021-2022)   

Makes various changes that affect the budget across agencies. Requires the Governor to appoint a State Permitting Director to establish and maintain an online database called the Permitting Dashboard that displays the progress to completion for state authorizations for "participating projects" (defined). The Director is required to coordinate with a list of specified state agencies and any other agency that requires authorization for a participating project. Information that may be displayed on the Permitting Dashboard is listed. A project sponsor of an "eligible project" (defined as an activity in Arizona that requires authorization by an agency, that is subject to applicable state environmental laws, that is likely to require a total construction investment of more than $25 million, and that meets other specified requirements) is authorized to submit to the Director a notice that the project sponsor is initiating a proposed project, and information that must be included in the notice is established. No later than 30 days after receipt of the notice, the Director is required to determine whether the proposed project qualifies as an eligible project and whether to include it as a participating project in the Permitting Dashboard. No later than 45 days after the determination, each agency identified by the project sponsor is required to submit to the Director all anticipated authorizations required for the participating project, including the target completion time for each step required. Agencies cannot require an eligible project to participate in the Permitting Dashboard. Establishes a process for resolution of disputes relating to the permitting timetable. Permitting Dashboard provisions self-repeal January 1, 2029. Contracts for goods and services approved by the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System Board (PSPRS Board) are no longer exempt from the Procurement Code. The PSPRS Board is required to establish and administer an Administration Account. Monies that must be deposited in the Administration Account and expenditures that must be paid from the Administration Account are listed. Establishes the Major Events Fund to be administered by the Arizona Commerce Authority and used to support the planning and operation of the competitive bid process for major events in coordination with the Office of Tourism and for other economic development activities associated with major event operations. Liabilities in excess of $200,000 incurred by the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management during an emergency arising from major disasters may be reimbursed with the approval of the Governor or State Emergency Council. The Director of the Arizona Legislative Council is required to direct and manage the State Capitol Museum and administer the Museum Gift Shop Revolving Fund. Modifies deadlines for various reports to the Governor and the Legislature. Session law affirms that the legal defense of state election laws and procedures is of statewide importance and the Attorney General has the sole authority to defend such laws. The Attorney General is prohibited from representing or providing legal advice to the Secretary of State or the Department of State on any matters through June 30, 2023. The Secretary of State is authorized to hire one FTE position to serve as legal advisor and represent the Secretary of State, but the Secretary is prohibited from making expenditures or incurring indebtedness to employ outside or private attorneys to provide representation or services. Requires any unrestricted federal monies received by Arizona in FY2021-22 to be deposited in the general fund. Maintains the Capital Outlay Stabilization Fund rental rates for state-owned buildings of $17.87/square foot for office space and $6.43/square foot for storage space. For FY2021-22, FY2022-23, and FY2023-24, the Legislature is not required to appropriate monies to or transfer monies from the Budget Stabilization Fund. Before spending monies from specified funds as appropriated by the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 in the amount of $10 million or more for one designated purpose, the Governor, the Superintendent of Public Instruction, and the Arizona Board of Regents are each required to notify the Legislature of the intended use of the monies. Establishes quarterly reporting requirements for expenditures from these funds. Establishes a 13-member Advisory Committee on the Formation of a Southern Arizona Regional Sports Authority. The amount appropriated to the Department of Public Safety for body cameras is exempt from specified requirements, including independent third-party validation and verification requirements.

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


 
Categories: 
H2891 Daily History  Date Action
BUDGET; BRB; BUDGET PROCEDURES; 2021-2022 6/24 House COW approved with flr amends #5225, #5226 and #5227.
BUDGET; BRB; BUDGET PROCEDURES; 2021-2022 5/25 from House appro do pass. 5/26 from House rules okay.
BUDGET; BRB; BUDGET PROCEDURES; 2021-2022 5/25 House appro do pass; report awaited.
BUDGET PROCEDURES; BUDGET RECONCILIATION; 2021-2022 5/24 referred to House appro.
H2895: BUDGET; GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT; 2021-2022 (GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT; 2021-2022)   

The "feed bill" for FY2021-22, containing appropriations for state agencies and programs. Provisions include: Requires the Auditor General to conduct a special audit of financial and related information of any private, nongovernmental grant monies used for Arizona's 2020 elections and Maricopa County's procurement of voting systems. The Auditor General is required to submit a report on the audit to the Governor and the Legislature by March 31, 2022, and information that must be included in the report is listed. Requires the Auditor General is compile information on how all Arizona school districts and charter schools spent or plan to spend stimulus monies specified in the federal acts related to the COVID-19 pandemic and ho the Arizona Department of Education spent or plans to spend its stimulus discretionary monies specified in the federal acts related to the COVID-19 pandemic in FY2019-20, FY2020-21, and FY2021-22. Appropriates $4.615 billion in FY2021-22 for basic state aid to school districts for maintenance and operations funding. Continues deferment of $900.7 million in basic state aid payments to schools until FY2022-23. Makes a supplemental appropriation of $38.76 million from the general fund in FY2020-21 to the School Facilities Board for building renewal grants. Appropriates $47.95 million from the general fund in FY2022-23 for a one time deposit in the New School Facilities Fund. The sum of $74.7 million is reduced from appropriations made from the general fund in FY2021-22 to eliminate debt service payments following the retirement or defeasance of financing agreements entered into pursuant to the FY2015-16 budget, consisting of $57.24 million from appropriations to the School Facilities Board New School Facilities Fund and $17.46 million from appropriations to the Department of Corrections private prison per diem line item. Appropriates $53.7 million from the general fund in FY2021-22 to DOA for debt service payments on the sale and leaseback of state buildings. Makes a supplemental appropriation of $507.1 million from the general fund in FY2020-21 to the Department of Administration (DOA) to pay for the retirement or defeasance of financing agreements and state lottery revenue bonds. Makes a supplemental appropriation of $17.04 million from the general fund in FY2020-21 to the Department of Administration (DOA) for distribution to counties with political subdivisions in Arizona that paid refunds ordered in the Transwestern Pipeline Co. v. Arizona Department of Revenue litigation. Makes supplemental appropriations to the Department of Child Safety and the Department of Economic Security (DES) in FY2020-21 for caseload adjustments. Makes a supplemental appropriation of $62 million from the general fund in FY2020-21 to DES for deposit in the Unemployment Compensation Fund. Appropriates $55 million from the general fund in FY2020-21 to the Department of Emergency and Military Affairs for deposit in the Border Security Fund. Makes a supplemental appropriation of $300 million from the general fund in FY2020-21 to the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS) to be deposited in the employer account of the Department of Public Safety PSPRS group to reduce the unfunded accrued liability. Appropriates the following amounts from the general fund in FY2021-22 to the Department of Administration (DOA) for distribution to counties for maintenance of essential county services: $7.15 million for distribution to counties with a population of less than 900,000, $500,000 for distribution to Graham County, and $3 million to supplement the normal cost plus an amount to amortize the unfunded accrued liability in the Elected Officials' Retirement Plan, which DOA is required to allocate equally among all counties with a population of less than 300,000 persons. On or after April 1, 2022, the Department of Economic Security is authorized to use up to $25 million from the Budget Stabilization Fund to provide funding for reimbursement grants. This appropriation must be fully reimbursed by September 1, 2022. Requires various reports and makes various fund transfers.

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


 
Categories: 
H2895 Daily History  Date Action
BUDGET; GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT; 2021-2022 6/24 House COW approved with flr amend #5207.
BUDGET; GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT; 2021-2022 5/26 from House rules okay.
BUDGET; GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT; 2021-2022 5/25 from House appro do pass.
BUDGET; GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT; 2021-2022 5/25 House appro do pass; report awaited.
GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT; 2021-2022 5/24 referred to House appro.
S1074: LOCAL GOVERNMENTS; AUDITS; PUBLIC MEETING   

Within 90 days after completing a financial audit, county board of supervisors, municipal governing bodies, and community college districts boards would have been required to mandate the certified public accountant or auditor who performed the audit to present the audit results and any findings to the board or governing body in a regular meeting without the use of a consent agenda. AS VETOED BY GOVERNOR. In his veto message, the Governor stated that his priority is passing a budget, and that he does not intend to sign any additional bills until that happens.

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


 
Categories: 
S1074 Daily History  Date Action
LOCAL GOVERNMENTS; AUDITS; PUBLIC MEETING 5/28 VETOED message.
LOCAL GOVERNMENTS; AUDITS; PUBLIC MEETING 5/27 Senate concurred in House amendments and passed on final reading 16-14; ready for governor.
LOCAL GOVERNMENTS; AUDITS; PUBLIC MEETING 5/5 House add'l COW approved with flr amend #5124. Passed House 31-29; returned to Senate for concurrence in House amendments.
LOCAL GOVERNMENTS; AUDITS; PUBLIC MEETING 3/23 from House rules okay.
LOCAL GOVERNMENTS; AUDITS; PUBLIC MEETING 3/10 from House gov-elect do pass.
LOCAL GOVERNMENTS; AUDITS; PUBLIC MEETING 3/10 House gov-elect do pass; report awaited.
LOCAL GOVERNMENTS; AUDITS; PUBLIC MEETING 3/2 referred to House gov-elect.
LOCAL GOVERNMENTS; AUDITS; PUBLIC MEETING 2/24 passed Senate 18-12; ready for House.
LOCAL GOVERNMENTS; AUDITS; PUBLIC MEETING 2/22 Senate COW approved with amend #4141.
LOCAL GOVERNMENTS; AUDITS; PUBLIC MEETING 2/16 from Senate rules okay.
LOCAL GOVERNMENTS; AUDITS; PUBLIC MEETING 2/9 from Senate gov with amend #4141.
LOCAL GOVERNMENTS; AUDITS; PUBLIC MEETING 2/8 Senate gov do pass; report awaited.
LOCAL GOVERNMENTS; AUDITS; PUBLIC MEETING 1/20 referred to Senate gov.
S1115: REVISED UNIFORM LAW; NOTARIAL ACT   

Various changes to statutes relating to notarization. A "notarial officer" (defined) is authorized to perform a "notarial act" (defined) as authorized by state law, and to certify that a tangible copy of an electronic record is an accurate copy of the electronic record. A notarial officer who takes an acknowledgment of a record or a verification of a statement on oath or affirmation is required to determine, from personal knowledge or satisfactory evidence of the identity of the individual, that the individual appearing before the officer and making the acknowledgment has the identity claimed and that the signature on the record is the signature of the individual, and requirements for verification of identity are specified. If a notarial act relates to a statement made in or a signature executed on a record, the individual making the statement or executing the signature is required to appear personally before the notarial officer. A remotely located individual may use communication technology to appear before a notary public, and requirements for notarial acts performed using communication technology are specified. A notarial act may be performed by a notary public, a judge or clerk of a court, an individual who is licensed to practice law in Arizona, or any individual authorized to perform the specific act by state law. Establishes requirements for a notarial act performed in another state, under the authority of a federally recognized Indian tribe, under federal authority, and under authority of a foreign state or international governmental organization. Previous statute governing recognition of notarial acts performed outside Arizona is repealed. A notarial act is required to be evidenced by a certificate, and certificate requirements are listed, including standard short form certificates for specified purposes. A notary public is responsible for the security of the notary public's stamping device and cannot allow another individual to use the device to perform a notarial act. Establishes grounds to deny, refuse to renew, revoke, suspend or condition the commission of a notary public. Establishes a list of prohibited acts for a notary public. Requires the Secretary of State to adopt rules to implement this legislation by July 1, 2021, and provisions that may be included in the rules are listed. Requires the Secretary of State to maintain an electronic database of notaries public. Much more. Effective July 1, 2022. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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


 
Categories: 
S1115 Daily History  Date Action
REVISED UNIFORM LAW; NOTARIAL ACT 3/18 signed by governor. Chap. 66, Laws 2021. message
REVISED UNIFORM LAW; NOTARIAL ACT 3/11 passed House 44-16; ready for governor.
REVISED UNIFORM LAW; NOTARIAL ACT 3/3 from House gov-elect do pass.
REVISED UNIFORM LAW; NOTARIAL ACT 3/3 House gov-elect do pass; report awaited.
REVISED UNIFORM LAW; NOTARIAL ACT 2/24 referred to House gov-elect.
REVISED UNIFORM LAW; NOTARIAL ACT 2/4 passed Senate 29-0; ready for House.
REVISED UNIFORM LAW; NOTARIAL ACT 2/2 from Senate rules okay.
REVISED UNIFORM LAW; NOTARIAL ACT 1/28 from Senate com do pass.
REVISED UNIFORM LAW; NOTARIAL ACT 1/27 Senate com do pass; report awaited.
REVISED UNIFORM LAW; NOTARIAL ACT 1/20 referred to Senate com.
S1128: LIBRARY; ARCHIVES; PUBLIC RECORDS; MUSEUM   

Establishes the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records in the Office of the Secretary of State, the Historical Advisory Commission, and the Arizona Historical Records Advisory Board in the same manner each entity existed in statute prior to being repealed on July 1, 2020. These entities terminate on July 1, 2029. The Director of the Arizona Legislative Council is required to direct and manage the State Capitol Museum. Establishes the Museum Gift Shop Revolving Fund consisting of gift shop proceeds received from the sale of goods, gifts, nonfederal grants and donations, to be administered by the Director and used to provide to the public goods for sale that are reflective of the themes of the State Capitol Museum and the state of Arizona. Session law provides that the Arizona Legislative Council succeeds to the authority, powers, duties and responsibilities of the Secretary of State regarding the State Capitol Museum. All administrative matters, equipment, records, property, data, appropriated monies and personnel employed for the Museum are transferred to the Arizona Legislative Council on the effective date of this legislation.

First sponsor: Sen. Gowan (R - Dist 14)


 
Categories: 
S1128 Daily History  Date Action
LIBRARY; ARCHIVES; PUBLIC RECORDS; MUSEUM 2/16 FAILED Senate 15-15.
LIBRARY; ARCHIVES; PUBLIC RECORDS; MUSEUM 2/4 Senate COW approved with flr amend #4115.
LIBRARY; ARCHIVES; PUBLIC RECORDS; MUSEUM 1/28 retained on Senate COW calendar.
LIBRARY; ARCHIVES; PUBLIC RECORDS; MUSEUM 1/26 from Senate rules okay.
LIBRARY; ARCHIVES; PUBLIC RECORDS; MUSEUM 1/20 from Senate appro do pass.
LIBRARY; ARCHIVES; PUBLIC RECORDS; MUSEUM 1/19 Senate appro do pass; report awaited.
LIBRARY; ARCHIVES; PUBLIC RECORDS; MUSEUM 1/12 referred to Senate appro.
S1136: RETIREMENT SYSTEMS; BENEFIT COMPUTATION; RETURN-TO-WORK   

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. Payment of benefits to a Public Safety Personnel Retirement System, Corrections Officer Retirement Plan or Elected Officials’ Retirement Plan member are required to commence no later than April 1 of the calendar year following the later of the date the member terminates employment or the calendar year in which the member attains 72 years of age, increased from 70.5 years of age.

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


 
Categories: 
S1136 Daily History  Date Action
RETIREMENT SYSTEMS; BENEFIT COMPUTATION; RETURN-TO-WORK 2/9 from Senate rules okay.
RETIREMENT SYSTEMS; BENEFIT COMPUTATION; RETURN-TO-WORK 2/4 from Senate fin do pass.
RETIREMENT SYSTEMS; BENEFIT COMPUTATION; RETURN-TO-WORK 2/3 Senate fin do pass; report awaited.
RETIREMENT SYSTEMS; BENEFIT COMPUTATION; RETURN-TO-WORK 1/20 referred to Senate fin.
S1214: PSPRS; CORP; LOCAL BOARDS; CONSOLIDATION   

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 membership and 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 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 in compliance 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, 2022.

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


 
Categories: 
S1214 Daily History  Date Action
PSPRS; CORP; LOCAL BOARDS; CONSOLIDATION 2/3 Senate COW approved with amend #4019 and flr amend #4082.
PSPRS; CORP; LOCAL BOARDS; CONSOLIDATION 2/2 from Senate rules okay.
PSPRS; CORP; LOCAL BOARDS; CONSOLIDATION 1/28 from Senate fin with amend #4019.
PSPRS; CORP; LOCAL BOARDS; CONSOLIDATION 1/27 Senate fin amended; report awaited.
PSPRS; CORP; LOCAL BOARDS; CONSOLIDATION 1/20 referred to Senate fin.
S1217: SECURITIES; EXEMPT TRANSACTIONS   

The list of classes of transactions that are exempt from specified securities regulations is expanded to include transactions by an issuer, its parent or subsidiary companies, and their respective directors, managers, general partners, officers and employees acting as such to offer or sell securities of the issuer pursuant to specified federal code, in which the sum of the aggregate offering price and aggregate sales does not exceed $75 million, including up to $22.5 million offered by all selling securityholders that are affiliates of the issuer. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

First sponsor: Sen. Pace (R - Dist 25)


 
Categories: 
S1217 Daily History  Date Action
SECURITIES; EXEMPT TRANSACTIONS 3/24 signed by governor; Chap. 125, Laws 2021. message
SECURITIES; EXEMPT TRANSACTIONS 3/18 passed House 57-2; ready for governor.
SECURITIES; EXEMPT TRANSACTIONS 3/16 from House rules okay.
SECURITIES; EXEMPT TRANSACTIONS 3/10 from House com do pass.
SECURITIES; EXEMPT TRANSACTIONS 3/9 House com do pass; report awaited.
SECURITIES; EXEMPT TRANSACTIONS 2/25 referred to House com.
SECURITIES; EXEMPT TRANSACTIONS 2/9 passed Senate 19-10; ready for House.
SECURITIES; EXEMPT TRANSACTIONS 2/4 Senate COW approved with flr amend #4112.
SECURITIES; EXEMPT TRANSACTIONS 2/2 from Senate rules okay.
SECURITIES; EXEMPT TRANSACTIONS 1/28 from Senate com do pass.
SECURITIES; EXEMPT TRANSACTIONS 1/27 Senate com do pass; report awaited.
SECURITIES; EXEMPT TRANSACTIONS 1/20 referred to Senate com.
S1272: NONHEALTH BOARD DIRECTORS; ADVOCACY; LEGISLATION   

The director of a nonhealth profession regulatory board is prohibited from advocating for or against a legislative proposal in the director's official capacity until the regulatory board has taken a formal position on the proposal in a public meeting. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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


 
Categories: 
S1272 Daily History  Date Action
NONHEALTH BOARD DIRECTORS; ADVOCACY; LEGISLATION 3/26 signed by governor; Chap. 140, Laws 2021. message
NONHEALTH BOARD DIRECTORS; ADVOCACY; LEGISLATION 3/18 House COW approved. Passed House 33-27; ready for governor.
NONHEALTH BOARD DIRECTORS; ADVOCACY; LEGISLATION 3/16 from House rules okay.
NONHEALTH BOARD DIRECTORS; ADVOCACY; LEGISLATION 3/10 from House com do pass.
NONHEALTH BOARD DIRECTORS; ADVOCACY; LEGISLATION 3/9 House com do pass; report awaited.
NONHEALTH BOARD DIRECTORS; ADVOCACY; LEGISLATION 3/1 referred to House com.
NONHEALTH BOARD DIRECTORS; ADVOCACY; LEGISLATION 2/9 passed Senate 19-10; ready for House.
NONHEALTH BOARD DIRECTORS; ADVOCACY; LEGISLATION 2/4 Senate COW approved with flr amend #4113.
NONHEALTH BOARD DIRECTORS; ADVOCACY; LEGISLATION 2/2 from Senate rules okay.
NONHEALTH BOARD DIRECTORS; ADVOCACY; LEGISLATION 1/28 from Senate com do pass.
NONHEALTH BOARD DIRECTORS; ADVOCACY; LEGISLATION 1/27 Senate com do pass; report awaited.
NONHEALTH BOARD DIRECTORS; ADVOCACY; LEGISLATION 1/21 referred to Senate com.
S1298: FIRE DISTRICTS; PENSION LIABILITY; FINANCING   

A fire district, through the district board, is authorized to lease, lease-purchase or grant a lien on any or all of its present or future property to pay amounts to the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System, pension prefunding plan investment accounts, and the Arizona Employers' Pension Prefunding Plan, and to create reserves to supplement those payments as deemed necessary by the board. Emergency clause. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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


 
Categories: 
S1298 Daily History  Date Action
FIRE DISTRICTS; PENSION LIABILITY; FINANCING 4/16 signed by governor. Chap. 241, Laws 2021. message
FIRE DISTRICTS; PENSION LIABILITY; FINANCING 4/8 passed House 48-10; ready for governor.
FIRE DISTRICTS; PENSION LIABILITY; FINANCING 3/30 from House rules okay.
FIRE DISTRICTS; PENSION LIABILITY; FINANCING 3/10 from House gov-elect do pass.
FIRE DISTRICTS; PENSION LIABILITY; FINANCING 3/10 House gov-elect do pass; report awaited.
FIRE DISTRICTS; PENSION LIABILITY; FINANCING 3/3 referred to House gov-elect.
FIRE DISTRICTS; PENSION LIABILITY; FINANCING 3/1 passed Senate 22-7; ready for House.
FIRE DISTRICTS; PENSION LIABILITY; FINANCING 2/24 Senate COW approved with amend #4173.
FIRE DISTRICTS; PENSION LIABILITY; FINANCING 2/23 from Senate rules okay.
FIRE DISTRICTS; PENSION LIABILITY; FINANCING 2/11 from Senate fin with amend #4173.
FIRE DISTRICTS; PENSION LIABILITY; FINANCING 2/10 Senate fin amended; report awaited.
FIRE DISTRICTS; PENSION LIABILITY; FINANCING 1/25 referred to Senate fin.
S1325: TECH CORRECTION; PUBLIC EMPLOYEES; EXPENSES   

Minor change in Title 38 (Public Officers and Employees) related to public employee travel expenses. Apparent striker bus.

First sponsor: Sen. Gowan (R - Dist 14)


 
Categories: 
S1325 Daily History  Date Action
TECH CORRECTION; PUBLIC EMPLOYEES; EXPENSES 2/23 Senate appro held.
TECH CORRECTION; PUBLIC EMPLOYEES; EXPENSES 2/18 further referred to Senate appro.
TECH CORRECTION; PUBLIC EMPLOYEES; EXPENSES 1/25 referred to Senate rules only.
S1347: STATE EMPLOYEES; HEALTH; ACCIDENT; INSURANCE   

Various changes relating to state employee health insurance. Repeals the incentive-based program for group health and accident coverage. Requires the Arizona Department of Administration (ADOA) to make the annual report on the financial status of the Special Employee Insurance Trust Fund available to officers and employees who have paid premiums under one of the insurance plans from which monies were received for deposit in the trust account since the inception of the health and accident coverage program or since ADOA submitted the last report, whichever is later. Also expands the information that must be included in the annual report. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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


 
Categories: 
S1347 Daily History  Date Action
STATE EMPLOYEES; HEALTH; ACCIDENT; INSURANCE 4/16 signed by governor. Chap. 245, Laws 2021. message
STATE EMPLOYEES; HEALTH; ACCIDENT; INSURANCE 4/8 passed House 58-2; ready for governor.
STATE EMPLOYEES; HEALTH; ACCIDENT; INSURANCE 3/30 from House rules okay.
STATE EMPLOYEES; HEALTH; ACCIDENT; INSURANCE 3/23 from House hel-hu ser do pass.
STATE EMPLOYEES; HEALTH; ACCIDENT; INSURANCE 3/22 House hel-hu ser do pass; report awaited.
STATE EMPLOYEES; HEALTH; ACCIDENT; INSURANCE 3/10 referred to House hel-hu ser.
STATE EMPLOYEES; HEALTH; ACCIDENT; INSURANCE 3/8 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
STATE EMPLOYEES; HEALTH; ACCIDENT; INSURANCE 3/4 Senate COW approved.
STATE EMPLOYEES; HEALTH; ACCIDENT; INSURANCE 3/2 from Senate rules okay.
STATE EMPLOYEES; HEALTH; ACCIDENT; INSURANCE 2/16 from Senate gov do pass.
STATE EMPLOYEES; HEALTH; ACCIDENT; INSURANCE 2/15 Senate gov do pass; report awaited.
STATE EMPLOYEES; HEALTH; ACCIDENT; INSURANCE 1/26 referred to Senate gov.
S1348: ASRS; SUPPLEMENTAL EMPLOYEE DEFERRAL PLANS   

The Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) is authorized to establish one or more supplemental employee deferral plan to provide public employees an opportunity to save additional tax-deferred monies for retirement. On or after July 1, 2022, an employee of an ASRS employer is permitted to elect to participate in a supplemental employee deferral plan if the employee meets the eligibility requirements that are prescribed by ASRS. Repeals the article of statute governing ASRS deferred compensation plans, including the Governing Committee for Deferred Compensation Plans. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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


 
Categories: 
S1348 Daily History  Date Action
ASRS; SUPPLEMENTAL EMPLOYEE DEFERRAL PLANS 5/3 signed by governor. Chap. 310, Laws 2021. message
ASRS; SUPPLEMENTAL EMPLOYEE DEFERRAL PLANS 4/26 passed House 59-0; ready for governor.
ASRS; SUPPLEMENTAL EMPLOYEE DEFERRAL PLANS 3/30 from House rules okay.
ASRS; SUPPLEMENTAL EMPLOYEE DEFERRAL PLANS 3/18 from House gov-elect do pass.
ASRS; SUPPLEMENTAL EMPLOYEE DEFERRAL PLANS 3/17 House gov-elect do pass; report awaited.
ASRS; SUPPLEMENTAL EMPLOYEE DEFERRAL PLANS 3/1 referred to House gov-elect.
ASRS; SUPPLEMENTAL EMPLOYEE DEFERRAL PLANS 2/22 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
ASRS; SUPPLEMENTAL EMPLOYEE DEFERRAL PLANS 2/16 from Senate rules okay.
ASRS; SUPPLEMENTAL EMPLOYEE DEFERRAL PLANS 2/11 from Senate fin do pass.
ASRS; SUPPLEMENTAL EMPLOYEE DEFERRAL PLANS 2/10 Senate fin do pass; report awaited.
ASRS; SUPPLEMENTAL EMPLOYEE DEFERRAL PLANS 1/26 referred to Senate fin.
S1351: FIRE DISTRICTS; AMENDMENTS   

Various changes to statues relating to fire districts. A fire district that contracts for fire and emergency medical services is authorized to designate the fire chief of the service provider as the fire chief of the fire district. On expiration of a fire district board member's term of office, the position is declared vacant unless otherwise filled at a general election. A vacancy that occurs on expiration of a term of office must be filled by appointment by a quorum of the district board within 90 days after the first day of the beginning of the new term of office. If the district board is unable to establish a quorum, the vacancy must be filled by the county board of supervisors. Fire district boards are required to obtain from a licensed or certified appraiser an appraisal of real property owned by the district to determine market value, and are prohibited from accepting a bid for the sale of that property that is less than 75 percent of the appraised market value. If the property has no market value or a net value of $10,000 or less, the board is authorized to value the property by using a market analysis based on comparable sales. The board is allowed to sell or lease fire district property to any other governmental entity on any terms deemed to be advantageous to the fire district. The board is authorized to grant by unanimous consent an easement on district property for public purposes to a utility. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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


 
Categories: 
S1351 Daily History  Date Action
FIRE DISTRICTS; AMENDMENTS 3/26 signed by governor; Chap. 145, Laws 2021. message
FIRE DISTRICTS; AMENDMENTS 3/18 passed House 57-3; ready for governor.
FIRE DISTRICTS; AMENDMENTS 3/16 from House rules okay.
FIRE DISTRICTS; AMENDMENTS 3/10 from House gov-elect do pass.
FIRE DISTRICTS; AMENDMENTS 3/10 House gov-elect do pass; report awaited.
FIRE DISTRICTS; AMENDMENTS 3/3 referred to House gov-elect.
FIRE DISTRICTS; AMENDMENTS 3/1 passed Senate 28-1; ready for House.
FIRE DISTRICTS; AMENDMENTS 2/24 Senate COW approved with amend #4272.
FIRE DISTRICTS; AMENDMENTS 2/23 from Senate rules okay.
FIRE DISTRICTS; AMENDMENTS 2/17 from Senate gov with amend #4272.
FIRE DISTRICTS; AMENDMENTS 2/15 Senate gov amended; report awaited. Senate gov amended; report awaited.
FIRE DISTRICTS; AMENDMENTS 2/9 Senate gov held.
FIRE DISTRICTS; AMENDMENTS 1/26 referred to Senate gov.
S1352: ASRS; EMPLOYER; MEMBER; CONTRIBUTION   

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 return of contributions, the employer is required to return any member portion of the returned contributions to the member. If an employer pays less than the correct amount of employer or member contributions into ASRS, the correct amount of member contributions is prohibited from being paid to ASRS after the death of the member.

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


 
Categories: 
S1352 Daily History  Date Action
ASRS; EMPLOYER; MEMBER; CONTRIBUTION 2/16 from Senate rules okay.
ASRS; EMPLOYER; MEMBER; CONTRIBUTION 2/11 from Senate fin do pass.
ASRS; EMPLOYER; MEMBER; CONTRIBUTION 2/10 Senate fin do pass; report awaited.
ASRS; EMPLOYER; MEMBER; CONTRIBUTION 1/26 referred to Senate fin.
S1363: VETERANS; SURVIVING SPOUSES; GOVERNMENT PARKING   

State agencies with jurisdiction over street parking or publicly owned and operated parking facilities are required to provide specially designated and marked parking spaces for the exclusive use of veterans, which must be adjacent to the parking space designated for persons with physical disabilities.

First sponsor: Sen. Rogers (R - Dist 6)


 
Categories: 
S1363 Daily History  Date Action
VETERANS; SURVIVING SPOUSES; GOVERNMENT PARKING 1/26 referred to Senate trans-tech.
S1396: PSPRS; SURVIVOR BENEFITS   

The amount of a surviving spouse's pension from the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System is 40 percent of the deceased member's average monthly salary or 4/5 of what the deceased member's pension would have been on the date of death had the member been retired, whichever is greater. Previously, the surviving spouse's pension was 40 percent of the deceased member's average monthly salary. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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


 
Categories: 
S1396 Daily History  Date Action
PSPRS; SURVIVOR BENEFITS 4/16 signed by governor. Chap. 249, Laws 2021. message
PSPRS; SURVIVOR BENEFITS 4/8 passed House 58-0; ready for governor.
PSPRS; SURVIVOR BENEFITS 3/30 from House rules okay.
PSPRS; SURVIVOR BENEFITS 3/23 from House mil-pub safety do pass.
PSPRS; SURVIVOR BENEFITS 3/22 House mil-pub safety do pass; report awaited.
PSPRS; SURVIVOR BENEFITS 3/16 referred to House mil-pub safety.
PSPRS; SURVIVOR BENEFITS 2/23 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
PSPRS; SURVIVOR BENEFITS 2/23 from Senate rules okay. Senate COW approved.
PSPRS; SURVIVOR BENEFITS 2/18 from Senate fin do pass.
PSPRS; SURVIVOR BENEFITS 2/17 Senate fin do pass; report awaited.
PSPRS; SURVIVOR BENEFITS 1/27 referred to Senate fin.
S1467: ELECTED OFFICIALS' RETIREMENT PLAN; APPROPRIATIONS   

Appropriates the following amounts from the general fund in the following fiscal years to the Elected Officials' Retirement Plan Fund to supplement the normal cost plus an amount to amortize the unfunded accrued liability: $6 million in FY2021-22, $7 million in FY2022-23, $8 million in FY2023-24, $9 million in FY2024-25, and $10 million in FY2025-26 through FY2042-43.

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


 
Categories: 
S1467 Daily History  Date Action
ELECTED OFFICIALS' RETIREMENT PLAN; APPROPRIATIONS 3/31 from House appro do pass.
ELECTED OFFICIALS' RETIREMENT PLAN; APPROPRIATIONS 3/30 House appro do pass; report awaited.
ELECTED OFFICIALS' RETIREMENT PLAN; APPROPRIATIONS 3/18 from House gov-elect do pass.
ELECTED OFFICIALS' RETIREMENT PLAN; APPROPRIATIONS 3/17 House gov-elect do pass; report awaited.
ELECTED OFFICIALS' RETIREMENT PLAN; APPROPRIATIONS 3/9 referred to House gov-elect, appro.
ELECTED OFFICIALS' RETIREMENT PLAN; APPROPRIATIONS 3/3 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
ELECTED OFFICIALS' RETIREMENT PLAN; APPROPRIATIONS 3/1 Senate COW approved.
ELECTED OFFICIALS' RETIREMENT PLAN; APPROPRIATIONS 2/24 from Senate appro do pass. From Senate rules okay.
ELECTED OFFICIALS' RETIREMENT PLAN; APPROPRIATIONS 2/23 Senate appro do pass; report awaited.
ELECTED OFFICIALS' RETIREMENT PLAN; APPROPRIATIONS 2/11 from Senate fin do pass.
ELECTED OFFICIALS' RETIREMENT PLAN; APPROPRIATIONS 2/10 Senate fin do pass; report awaited.
ELECTED OFFICIALS' RETIREMENT PLAN; APPROPRIATIONS 1/28 referred to Senate fin, appro.
S1468: DPS; PENSION LIABILITY; SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION   

Makes a supplemental appropriation of $300 million from the general fund in FY2021-22 to the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS) to be deposited in the employer account of the Department of Public Safety PSPRS group to reduce the unfunded accrued liability.

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


 
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S1468 Daily History  Date Action
DPS; PENSION LIABILITY; SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION 3/31 from House appro do pass.
DPS; PENSION LIABILITY; SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION 3/30 House appro do pass; report awaited.
DPS; PENSION LIABILITY; SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION 3/18 from House gov-elect do pass.
DPS; PENSION LIABILITY; SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION 3/17 House gov-elect do pass; report awaited.
DPS; PENSION LIABILITY; SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION 3/9 referred to House gov-elect, appro.
DPS; PENSION LIABILITY; SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION 3/3 passed Senate 28-2; ready for House.
DPS; PENSION LIABILITY; SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION 2/25 retained on Senate COW calendar.
DPS; PENSION LIABILITY; SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION 2/24 from Senate appro do pass. From Senate rules okay.
DPS; PENSION LIABILITY; SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION 2/23 Senate appro do pass; report awaited.
DPS; PENSION LIABILITY; SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION 2/11 from Senate fin do pass.
DPS; PENSION LIABILITY; SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION 2/10 Senate fin do pass; report awaited.
DPS; PENSION LIABILITY; SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION 1/28 referred to Senate fin, appro.
S1534: COUNTY TREASURER; INVESTMENT EARNINGS; OPERATION   

The county treasurer is authorized to deduct monthly a management fee in an amount determined jointly by the treasurer and the board of supervisors from the pooled income earnings. Management fees must be used to operate the treasurer's office.

First sponsor: Sen. Alston (D - Dist 24)
Others: Sen. Bowie (D - Dist 18), Sen. Gonzales (D - Dist 3), Sen. Otondo (D - Dist 4), Sen. Quezada (D - Dist 29), Sen. Steele (D - Dist 9)


 
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S1534 Daily History  Date Action
COUNTY TREASURER; INVESTMENT EARNINGS; OPERATION 2/10 Senate fin no action.
COUNTY TREASURER; INVESTMENT EARNINGS; OPERATION 2/10 Senate fin held.
COUNTY TREASURER; INVESTMENT EARNINGS; OPERATION 2/1 referred to Senate fin.
S1555: HISTORIC NAMES BOARD; ESTABLISHMENT   

Establishes the State Board on Geographic and Historic Names in the same manner it existed in statute prior to its repeal on July 1, 2020, with the addition of a declaration that it is the public policy of this state that natural or artificial objects, places or things continue to be known by the names they now bear, as determined by the Board, so that the historical record of the state may be protected and preserved. The Board terminates on July 1, 2029.

First sponsor: Sen. Peshlakai (D - Dist 7)
Others: Sen. Alston (D - Dist 24), Sen. Bowie (D - Dist 18), Sen. Contreras (D - Dist 19), Sen. Engel (D - Dist 10), Sen. Gabaldon (D - Dist 2), Sen. Gonzales (D - Dist 3), Rep. M. Hernandez (D - Dist 26), Rep. Jermaine (D - Dist 18), Sen. Mendez (D - Dist 26), Sen. Navarrete (D - Dist 30), 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), Rep. Tsosie (D - Dist 7)


 
Categories: 
S1555 Daily History  Date Action
HISTORIC NAMES BOARD; ESTABLISHMENT 3/2 referred to House gov-elect.
HISTORIC NAMES BOARD; ESTABLISHMENT 2/23 passed Senate 26-4; ready for House.
HISTORIC NAMES BOARD; ESTABLISHMENT 2/23 from Senate rules okay. Senate COW approved.
HISTORIC NAMES BOARD; ESTABLISHMENT 2/16 from Senate gov do pass.
HISTORIC NAMES BOARD; ESTABLISHMENT 2/15 Senate gov do pass; report awaited.
HISTORIC NAMES BOARD; ESTABLISHMENT 2/1 referred to Senate gov.
S1619: CHARTER SCHOOLS; FORMATION; PETITION REQUIREMENTS   

Each applicant seeking to establish a charter school is required to present to the county school superintendent of the county in which the charter school will be located a petition that is signed by at least 30 parents or guardians of students who reside more than four miles from any school district school that is assigned a letter grade of A and who intend on having their children attend the new charter school, or signed by at least 20 parents or guardians of students who reside more than four miles from any school district school that is assigned a letter grade of B and who intend on having their children attend the new charter school, or signed by at least 10 parents or guardians of students who reside more than four miles from any school district school that is assigned a letter grade of C or lower and who intend on having their children attend the new charter school.

First sponsor: Sen. Quezada (D - Dist 29)


 
Categories: 
S1619 Daily History  Date Action
CHARTER SCHOOLS; FORMATION; PETITION REQUIREMENTS 2/1 referred to Senate educ.
S1620: CHARTER SCHOOL OMNIBUS   

Various changes to statutes relating to charter schools. Beginning January 1, 2022, the sponsor of a charter school is prohibited from contracting with a for-profit organization to establish a charter school. Charter schools, governing bodies of charter schools, charter school sponsors, charter holders, charter school operators, corporate boards of directors of charter school operators and management organizations that contract with charter schools are required to comply with the open meeting requirements of Arizona's open meeting law, and with the public records requirements of Arizona's public records laws. Each charter school and education management organization or charter management organization that enters into a management services contract with the charter school is required to ensure that an annual independent audit of financial statements is conducted and that the results of that audit, including individual salaries paid by the charter school to the education management organization or charter management organization, and any management letter issued in connection with that audit are made available to the public. Charter school governing boards must consist of at least three members, no more than two of which may be immediate family members serving simultaneously. Immediate family members are prohibited from being a majority of the governing board members of a charter school. If a charter school closes, any asset of that charter school that was acquired in whole or in part with public monies is required to be returned to the state, instead of remaining the property of the charter school, with some exceptions. The sponsor of a charter school is required to annually compile specified information relating to the governance and operations of each charter school it sponsors and post the information to a public website. By July 1, 2022, each charter school in Arizona is required to adopt and comply with procurement policies that include at least a list of specified requirements and prohibitions, including a prohibition on purchasing any good or service from any member of the charter holder or charter school governing body or an immediate family member of those persons. The Attorney General is authorized to seek relief for any violation of the procurement policies through an appropriate criminal or civil action in superior court. A charter school is prohibited from limiting admission based on ability to provide a financial contribution to the charter school or any agreement to volunteer at or for the charter school. The Department of Education or the Auditor General is required, instead of allowed, to conduct financial, program or compliance audits of charter schools. An audit of a charter school is required to identify the source of any profit distribution that exceeds net profits for that year. More.

First sponsor: Sen. Quezada (D - Dist 29)


 
Categories: 
S1620 Daily History  Date Action
CHARTER SCHOOL OMNIBUS 2/1 referred to Senate educ.
S1635: REVISER'S TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS; 2021   

Would have fixed multiple defective and conflicting enactments. No substantive changes. 4 pages. An annual exercise. AS VETOED BY GOVERNOR. In his veto message, the Governor stated that his priority is passing a budget, and that he does not intend to sign any additional bills until that happens.

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


 
Categories: 
S1635 Daily History  Date Action
REVISER'S TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS; 2021 6/24 Senate voted to override the governor's veto 25-5; ready for House.
REVISER'S TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS; 2021 5/28 VETOED message.
REVISER'S TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS; 2021 5/26 Senate concurred in House amendments and passed on final reading 29-0; ready for governor.
REVISER'S TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS; 2021 5/25 House COW approved with the rules tech amendment. Passed House 60-0; returned to Senate for concurrence in House amendments.
REVISER'S TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS; 2021 5/20 from House rules with the tech amendments.
REVISER'S TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS; 2021 5/17 referred to House rules only.
REVISER'S TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS; 2021 2/18 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
REVISER'S TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS; 2021 2/16 from Senate rules with the tech amendment.
REVISER'S TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS; 2021 2/3 referred to Senate rules only.
S1649: PSPRS; INVESTMENT REPORTING   

The Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS) Board of Trustees is required to issue a request for proposals every five years for an external auditor, and to develop a policy regarding routine “stress testing” (defined) of the retirement systems and plans administered by the Board at the employer level and the system level. The Board is required to annually review and adopt a pension funding policy for each defined benefit plan and system administered by the Board that outlines the strategy to achieve financial solvency. By June 30 of each year, the Board is required to submit to the Governor and the Legislature a financial report that includes a list of specified information, and to post the report on the PSPRS website. Expands the information that the Board is required to include in the PSPRS annual report to the Governor and the Legislature to include an estimate of the aggregate fees paid for alternative investments, in addition to private equity investments, including carried interest. The Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives are each required to appoint one member to the PSPRS Advisory Committee who is either a legislator or a legislative staff member. Also, conditioned on the enactment of H2381, a PSPRS or Corrections Officer Retirement Plan local board’s independent legal counsel is prohibited from representing a PSPRS member before any local board or any judicial appeal of a local board decision. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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


 
Categories: 
S1649 Daily History  Date Action
PSPRS; INVESTMENT REPORTING 4/16 signed by governor. Chap. 251, Laws 2021. message
PSPRS; INVESTMENT REPORTING 4/8 passed House 58-0; ready for governor.
PSPRS; INVESTMENT REPORTING 3/30 from House rules okay.
PSPRS; INVESTMENT REPORTING 3/18 from House gov-elect do pass.
PSPRS; INVESTMENT REPORTING 3/17 House gov-elect do pass; report awaited.
PSPRS; INVESTMENT REPORTING 3/2 referred to House gov-elect.
PSPRS; INVESTMENT REPORTING 2/24 Senate COW approved with flr amend #4536. 2/25 Passed Senate 28-0; ready for House.
PSPRS; INVESTMENT REPORTING 2/16 from Senate rules okay.
PSPRS; INVESTMENT REPORTING 2/11 from Senate fin do pass.
PSPRS; INVESTMENT REPORTING 2/10 Senate fin do pass; report awaited.
PSPRS; INVESTMENT REPORTING 2/3 referred to Senate fin.
S1659: FIRE DISTRICT ANNUAL BUDGET; SUMMARY   

Every budget adopted by a fire district is required to include the annual estimate of revenues and expenses of the fire district for the preceding and current fiscal year fully itemized on forms provided by the Auditor General. The information that must be included in a fire district budget is expanded to include information about employee compensation, bond interest and principal, secondary property tax levies, and other specified information. Fire districts are required to post audits or reviews of the district online. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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


 
Categories: 
S1659 Daily History  Date Action
FIRE DISTRICT ANNUAL BUDGET; SUMMARY 3/30 signed by governor. Chap. 158, Laws 2021. message
FIRE DISTRICT ANNUAL BUDGET; SUMMARY 3/24 Senate concurred in House amendments and passed on final reading 30-0; ready for governor.
FIRE DISTRICT ANNUAL BUDGET; SUMMARY 3/18 House COW approved with amend #4806. Passed House 59-0; returned to Senate for concurrence in House amendments.
FIRE DISTRICT ANNUAL BUDGET; SUMMARY 3/16 from House rules okay.
FIRE DISTRICT ANNUAL BUDGET; SUMMARY 3/10 from House ways-means with amend #4806.
FIRE DISTRICT ANNUAL BUDGET; SUMMARY 3/10 House ways-means amended; report awaited.
FIRE DISTRICT ANNUAL BUDGET; SUMMARY 3/2 referred to House ways-means.
FIRE DISTRICT ANNUAL BUDGET; SUMMARY 2/18 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
FIRE DISTRICT ANNUAL BUDGET; SUMMARY 2/17 Senate COW approved with amend #4179.
FIRE DISTRICT ANNUAL BUDGET; SUMMARY 2/16 from Senate rules okay.
FIRE DISTRICT ANNUAL BUDGET; SUMMARY 2/11 from Senate fin with amend #4179.
FIRE DISTRICT ANNUAL BUDGET; SUMMARY 2/10 Senate fin amended; report awaited.
FIRE DISTRICT ANNUAL BUDGET; SUMMARY 2/3 referred to Senate fin.
S1687: GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES; SOCIAL MEDIA; PROHIBITION   

A "governmental entity" (defined), at any level, is prohibited from using a social media platform for any official or governmental purpose. A governmental entity is prohibited from giving or controlling a social media account to or for an "elected official" (defined). Does not apply to a personal social media account operated by an elected official.

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


 
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S1687 Daily History  Date Action
GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES; SOCIAL MEDIA; PROHIBITION 2/16 from Senate trans-tech do pass.
GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES; SOCIAL MEDIA; PROHIBITION 2/15 Senate trans-tech do pass; report awaited.
GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES; SOCIAL MEDIA; PROHIBITION 2/3 referred to Senate trans-tech.
S1760: PUBLIC EMPLOYEES; COLLECTIVE BARGAINING   

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, 2029.

First sponsor: Sen. Quezada (D - Dist 29)
Others: Sen. Mendez (D - Dist 26)


 
Categories: 
S1760 Daily History  Date Action
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES; COLLECTIVE BARGAINING 2/3 referred to Senate com.
S1761: STATE EMPLOYEES; MEET AND CONFER   

State departments are recognized as the sole and exclusive authority with respect to determining the manner in which that department'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: Sen. Mendez (D - Dist 26)


 
Categories: 
S1761 Daily History  Date Action
STATE EMPLOYEES; MEET AND CONFER 2/3 referred to Senate com.
S1772: COMMUNITY COLLEGES; EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS; DURATION   

The maximum length of a community college district board employment contract with chancellors, vice-chancellors and presidents is decreased to three years, from five years. Applies to all new employment contracts entered into on and after the effective date of this legislation. All chancellors, vice-chancellors and presidents who are under an existing employment contract with a community college district board can continue to serve until the expiration of their existing contract.

First sponsor: Sen. Gonzales (D - Dist 3)
Others: Sen. Alston (D - Dist 24), Sen. Contreras (D - Dist 19), Sen. Mendez (D - Dist 26), Sen. Peshlakai (D - Dist 7), Sen. Quezada (D - Dist 29), Sen. Steele (D - Dist 9)


 
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S1772 Daily History  Date Action
COMMUNITY COLLEGES; EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS; DURATION 2/3 referred to Senate educ.
S1821: BUDGET; BRB; CRIMINAL JUSTICE; 2021-2022 (CRIMINAL JUSTICE; BUDGET RECONCILIATION; 2021-2022)   

Makes policy changes pertaining to criminal justice programs that affect the budget. The Supreme Court is authorized to regulate pleading, practice and procedure in judicial proceedings in all courts of Arizona by administrative order, in addition to by rule. Rules and administrative orders are prohibited from abridging, enlarging or modifying statutory, contractual or common law real property rights and from purporting to interpret or be construed to resolve questions of substantive law. Establishes the General Adjudication Personnel and Support Fund, to be administered by the Supreme Court and used by the Supreme Court and the Department of Water Resources for additional full-time personnel for general adjudication. The Administrative Office of the Courts, in consultation with each county's adult probation department, is required to calculate a probation success incentive payment for each county for the most recently completed fiscal year. Establishes a formula for calculating each county's probation success incentive payment. Each county is required to use its probation success incentive payments to improve supervision and rehabilitative services for probationers, including for recognizing and rewarding probation officers who have contributed to the department's recidivism reduction efforts. Counties are authorized to establish a coordinated reentry planning services program within a county jail for the purpose of screening and assessing persons who are booked into the jail and connecting those persons with behavioral health and substance use disorder treatment providers at the earliest possible stage in the criminal justice process. Elements that must be included in the program are specified. The county is required to establish a committee to develop the program's policies and procedures, and stakeholders that must be represented on the committee are listed. Establishes the Border Security Fund, to be administered by the Department of Emergency and Military Affairs and used for a list of specified purposes, including administering and managing the construction and maintenance of a physical border fence, preventing human trafficking, and preventing entry into the United State of aliens who are unlawfully present, terrorists, and contraband. The Governor is required to request the federal government to reimburse state monies spent from the Border Security Fund. The National Guard of Arizona is authorized to engage in cyber-attack prevention, response and support activities for Arizona and political subdivisions, and the National Guard Cyber Response Revolving Fund is established for this purpose. Statute excusing prospective jurors who are employed in the correctional officer class series by the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) is made permanent, instead of expiring January 1, 2022. ADC is required to establish a mental health transition pilot program that provides eligible inmates with transition services in the community. ADC is required to contract with private or nonprofit entities to provide eligible inmates with mental health transition services, and is required to place up to 500 eligible inmates in the pilot program each fiscal year. ADC is required to adopt rules to implement the program, and required provisions are listed. ADC is required to conduct an annual study on recidivism of program participants and submit a report to the Governor and the Legislature by December 31 of each year. The mental health transition pilot program self-repeals July 1, 2026. The Public Safety Interoperability Fund is renamed the Arizona School Safety Interoperability Fund, and responsibility for administering the Fund is transferred to the State Treasurer, from the Department of Public Safety (DPS). Monies in the Fund must be distributed to the sheriff of a county that establishes a school safety pilot program and may be used only for a school safety pilot program, instead of interoperable communication systems. Requirements for the school safety pilot program are specified. By November 1 of each year, the sheriff of a county that has established a school safety pilot program is required to submit a report to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee of all expenditures made for the pilot program in the preceding fiscal year. DPS is permitted to release to the public a copy of a video recording only if all persons other than peace officers shown in the video recording consent to the release, or any information that may identify those person has been redacted, or if DPS reasonably determines that there is an important public purpose for its release, including an allegation of law enforcement misconduct. A list of circumstances under which DPS is required to or permitted to redact or withhold a video recording is established. DPS is required to adopt rules prescribing procedures for administering "rapid DNA testing" of "crime scene DNA samples" (both defined), and provisions that must be included in the rules are listed. Authorization for the Department of Emergency and Military Affairs to use up to $1.23 million in the Military Installation Fund to construct a readiness center is extended through FY2025-26. Authorization for the Supreme Court to use allocated monies for a new appellate case management system is extended through FY2021-22, and the maximum amount allocated for the system is reduced to $2.6 million, from $3.15 million. The appropriation made in 2018 to DPS for ten virtual firing ranges must be used to purchase one firing range for the White Mountain Apache police department. At the request of a member of the Legislature, the Attorney General is required to investigate any policy, rule, or regulation adopted by any agency, department, or other entity of the county or municipality that the member alleges violates state law or the state Constitution. Retroactive to January 1, 2021, a person who is a member of a law enforcement civilian review board is authorized to be currently or previously certified by the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (AZPOST Board) in lieu of the requirement to complete either a community college police academy or AZPOST Board certified training. AS PASSED SENATE

First sponsor: Sen. Fann (R - Dist 1)
Others: Sen. Borrelli (R - Dist 5), Sen. Gowan (R - Dist 14), Sen. Gray (R - Dist 21), Sen. Leach (R - Dist 11)


 
Categories: 
S1821 Daily History  Date Action
BUDGET; BRB; CRIMINAL JUSTICE; 2021-2022 6/22 passed Senate 16-14; ready for House.
BUDGET; BRB; CRIMINAL JUSTICE; 2021-2022 6/22 Senate COW approved with flr amend #5186.
BUDGET; BRB; CRIMINAL JUSTICE; 2021-2022 5/26 from Senate appro do pass. From Senate rules okay.
BUDGET; BRB; CRIMINAL JUSTICE; 2021-2022 5/25 Senate appro do pass; report awaited.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE; BUDGET RECONCILIATION; 2021-2022 5/24 referred to Senate appro.
S1823: BUDGET; GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT; 2021-2022 (GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT; 2021-2022)   

The "feed bill" for FY2021-22, containing appropriations for state agencies and programs. Provisions include: Requires the Auditor General to conduct a special audit of financial and related information of any private, nongovernmental grant monies used for Arizona's 2020 elections and Maricopa County's procurement of voting systems. The Auditor General is required to submit a report on the audit to the Governor and the Legislature by March 31, 2022, and information that must be included in the report is listed. Requires the Auditor General is compile information on how all Arizona school districts and charter schools spent or plan to spend stimulus monies specified in the federal acts related to the COVID-19 pandemic and ho the Arizona Department of Education spent or plans to spend its stimulus discretionary monies specified in the federal acts related to the COVID-19 pandemic in FY2019-20, FY2020-21, and FY2021-22. Appropriates $4.615 billion in FY2021-22 for basic state aid to school districts for maintenance and operations funding. Continues deferment of $865.7 million in basic state aid payments to schools until FY2022-23 (K-12 rollover). Makes a supplemental appropriation of $38.76 million from the general fund in FY2020-21 to the School Facilities Board for building renewal grants. Appropriates $47.95 million from the general fund in FY2022-23 for a one time deposit in the New School Facilities Fund. The sum of $74.7 million is reduced from appropriations made from the general fund in FY2021-22 to eliminate debt service payments following the retirement or defeasance of financing agreements entered into pursuant to the FY2015-16 budget, consisting of $57.24 million from appropriations to the School Facilities Board New School Facilities Fund and $17.46 million from appropriations to the Department of Corrections private prison per diem line item. Makes a supplemental appropriation of $977.1 million from the general fund in FY2020-21 to ADOA to pay for the retirement or defeasance of financing agreements and state lottery revenue bonds. Makes a supplemental appropriation of $17.04 million from the general fund in FY2020-21 to ADOA for distribution to counties with political subdivisions in Arizona that paid refunds ordered in the Transwestern Pipeline Co. v. Arizona Department of Revenue litigation. Makes supplemental appropriations to the Department of Child Safety and the Department of Economic Security (DES) in FY2020-21 for caseload adjustments. Makes a supplemental appropriation of $62 million from the general fund in FY2020-21 to DES for deposit in the Unemployment Compensation Fund. Appropriates $55 million from the general fund in FY2020-21 to the Department of Emergency and Military Affairs for deposit in the Border Security Fund. Makes a supplemental appropriation of $500 million from the general fund in FY2020-21 to the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS) to be deposited in the employer account of the Department of Public Safety PSPRS group to reduce the unfunded accrued liability. Appropriates $500 million from the general fund in FY2020-21 to the PSPRS to be deposited in the employer account of the State Department of Corrections group of the Corrections Officer Retirement Plan to reduce the unfunded accrued liability. Appropriates the following amounts from the general fund in FY2021-22 to ADOA for distribution to counties for maintenance of essential county services: $7.15 million for distribution to counties with a population of less than 900,000, $500,000 for distribution to Graham County, and $3 million to supplement the normal cost plus an amount to amortize the unfunded accrued liability in the Elected Officials' Retirement Plan, which ADOA is required to allocate equally among all counties with a population of less than 300,000 persons. On or after April 1, 2022, the Department of Economic Security is authorized to use up to $25 million from the Budget Stabilization Fund to provide funding for reimbursement grants. This appropriation must be fully reimbursed by September 1, 2022. Authorizes the Secretary of State to hire one FTE to serve as legal advisor and represent the Secretary of State, and prohibits the Secretary of State from making expenditures to employ outside or private attorneys to provide representation. Appropriates $1.5 million from the Consumer Fraud Fund to the Attorney General for an Organized Retail Theft Task Force and establishes requirements for the Task Force. Requires various reports and makes various fund transfers. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

First sponsor: Sen. Fann (R - Dist 1)
Others: Sen. Borrelli (R - Dist 5), Sen. Gowan (R - Dist 14), Sen. Gray (R - Dist 21), Sen. Leach (R - Dist 11)


 
Categories: 
S1823 Daily History  Date Action
BUDGET; GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT; 2021-2022 6/30 signed by governor. Chap. 408, Laws 2021. message
BUDGET; GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT; 2021-2022 6/24 substituted in House for identical bill 2895. Passed House 31-29; ready for governor.
BUDGET; GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT; 2021-2022 6/23 passed Senate 16-14; ready for House.
BUDGET; GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT; 2021-2022 6/22 Senate COW approved with flr amend #5198.
BUDGET; GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT; 2021-2022 5/26 from Senate appro do pass. From Senate rules okay.
BUDGET; GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT; 2021-2022 5/25 Senate appro do pass; report awaited.
GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT; 2021-2022 5/24 referred to Senate appro.
SCR1004: LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR; JOINT TICKET   

The 2022 general election ballot is to carry the question of whether to amend the state Constitution to add a Lieutenant Governor to the executive department, which person is next in line to succeed to the office of Governor. No later than 60 days before the general election, unless the Legislature prescribes otherwise by statute, each nominee for the office of Governor is required to name a Lieutenant Governor to run on a ticket as a joint candidate with that nominee for the office of Lieutenant Governor. Applies beginning with election for the term of office that starts in 2027.

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


 
Categories: 
SCR1004 Daily History  Date Action
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR; JOINT TICKET 1/20 referred to Senate gov.
SCR1005: LEGISLATURE; NINTY HOUSE DISTRICTS   

The 2022 general election ballot is to carry the question of whether to amend the state Constitution to require one member of the House of Representatives to be elected from each of 90 House districts, 3 of which must be contained within the boundaries of each of the 30 Senate districts. Applies to legislative terms of office that begin in 2033 and later.

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


 
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SCR1005 Daily History  Date Action
LEGISLATURE; NINTY HOUSE DISTRICTS 2/9 from Senate gov do pass.
LEGISLATURE; NINTY HOUSE DISTRICTS 2/8 Senate gov do pass; report awaited.
LEGISLATURE; NINTY HOUSE DISTRICTS 1/20 referred to Senate appro, gov.
SCR1035: SUPPLEMENTAL DEATH BENEFITS; SURCHARGE   

The 2022 general election ballot is to carry the question of whether to amend state statute to increase the surcharge on every fine, penalty and forfeiture imposed and collected by the courts for criminal offenses and on specified civil penalties to eight percent, from seven percent, and to deposit the additional one percent in the newly established State Supplemental Benefit Fund. Monies in the Fund must be used to provide supplemental death benefits to the surviving spouse or dependents of an "eligible person" (defined as specified law enforcement and first responders) who is "killed in the line of duty" (defined). The supplemental death benefit amount is the difference of $1 million and the sum of amounts received from any onetime death benefit paid by any governmental entity. The total amount of supplemental death benefits that can be paid for a single incident where multiple eligible persons are killed in the line of duty is capped at $10 million.

First sponsor: Sen. Rogers (R - Dist 6)


 
Categories: 
SCR1035 Daily History  Date Action
SUPPLEMENTAL DEATH BENEFITS; SURCHARGE 2/1 referred to Senate fin.