Education & Workforce
55th Legislature - 2nd Regular Session, 2022 Sunday, Sep 25 2022 2:16 AM
Education and Workforce
Bill Summaries
H2017: COMMUNITY COLLEGES; EXPENDITURE LIMITATION (STEM FUNDING; APPROPRIATION)

For FY2022-23, if a community college district exceeds its expenditure limitation prescribed in the state Constitution, the district's state aid will be withheld in specified amounts based on the percentage of the limitation that the excess expenditures equal. Retroactive to July 1, 2021. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/24/22 EW - Support

1/28/22 PA- SUPPORT

H2017: COMMUNITY COLLEGES; EXPENDITURE LIMITATION 7/6 signed by governor. Chap. 367, Laws 2022. message
H2027: CTEDS; REVISIONS

Blends multiple enactments of statute relating to career technical education districts. Retroactive to September 29, 2021. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/24/22 EW - Support

1/28/22 PA- SUPPORT

H2027: CTEDS; REVISIONS 4/14 signed by governor. Chap. 136, Laws 2022. message
H2034: CTEDS; ASSOCIATE DEGREES

For programs that are on the in-demand regional education list, Career Technical Education Districts (CTEDs) are authorized to offer associate degrees that are accredited by a regional or national accreditation agency approved by the U.S. Department of Education. CTEDs that offer an associate degree program are required to meet all applicable regional or national accreditation requirements and state licensure requirements. Before the CTED Board authorizes an associate degree program, the CTED is required to submit a report to the Board with specified information. The CTED is required to notify any public university or community college district that has a main campus located in the same county as the CTED, and the public university or community college may submit a written response to the CTED Board for review. Contains legislative findings. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

First sponsor: Rep. Udall (R - Dist 25)
Others: Rep. Blackman (R - Dist 6), Rep. Bowers (R - Dist 25), Rep. Carroll (R - Dist 22)


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/24/22 EW - Monitor 

H2034: CTEDS; ASSOCIATE DEGREES 4/29 signed by governor. Chap. 198, Laws 2022. message
H2039: LIVE, REMOTE INSTRUCTION; DUAL ENROLLMENT

School districts and charter schools are authorized to offer courses for students in grades 9 through 12 in which the instructional services are provided remotely in a live and synchronous setting by another school district or charter school in Arizona pursuant to a written agreement. Schools that offer live, remote instruction courses are required to provide an in-person teacher or instructional aide for each course and ensure that students satisfy the instructional time and instructional hours requirements. The school district or charter school acting as the instructional services provider is required to pay the instructor of the course a stipend of at least 25 percent of the contractual amount of per-course, per-student monies. The school district or charter school providing the moderated classroom generates average daily membership for students enrolled in live, remote instruction courses. The school district or charter school acting as the instructional services provider does not generate average daily membership for students attending a live, remote instruction course.

First sponsor: Rep. Udall (R - Dist 25)
Others: Rep. Blackman (R - Dist 6)


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/24/22 EW - N/A

Striker: HEALTH; INNOVATION; TRUST FUND

 

H2039: LIVE, REMOTE INSTRUCTION; DUAL ENROLLMENT 3/30 from Senate appro with amend #4905.
H2117: SCHOOLS; TRANSPORTATION SUPPORT LEVEL; CTE

The transportation support level for transportation to and from a career technical education district is the same as for transportation to and from school.

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/24/22 EW - N/A

H2117: SCHOOLS; TRANSPORTATION SUPPORT LEVEL; CTE 1/13 referred to House educ, appro.
H2118: SCHOOLS; ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION; REVISIONS

Various changes to statutes relating to alternative education. School district governing boards are authorized to contract with any public body or private person to provide alternative schools. Alternative education programs and alternative schools are allowed to deliver the annual required instructional time or instructional hours to students on any day of the week. Alternative education programs and alternative schools are allowed to enroll and begin to receive funding for a student without a withdrawal form from the student's previous school if the withdrawal has been verified in the student accountability information system. Also, membership of the State Board for Charter Schools is modified by adding an operator of an alternative charter school whose mission is to serve at-risk students and by reducing the number of public members to five, from six. Session law allows current members of the Board to continue to serve until the expiration of their normal terms. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/24/22 EW - Monitor

H2118: SCHOOLS; ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION; REVISIONS 4/13 signed by governor. Chap. 123, Laws 2022. message
H2120: WORKERS' COMPENSATION; INJURY REPORTS (INJURY REPORTS; MEDICAL TREATMENT)

For the purpose of workers' compensation injury reports, employers are only required to report injuries requiring medical treatment, which does not include any onetime, short-term treatment by nonmedical staff that requires little technology or training to administer. For any workers' compensation claim involving "medical-only loss" (defined), any experience rating adjustment as determined by a national nonprofit insurance rating organization must be applied to reduce the impact of loss in the employer's experience modification calculation. Limits penalties for employers that violate workers' compensation requirements to the maximum civil penalty for those violations adopted by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration under the federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/24/22 EW - Support

1/28/22 PA- SUPPORT

H2120: WORKERS' COMPENSATION; INJURY REPORTS 7/6 signed by governor. Chap. 368, Laws 2022. message
H2121: INSURANCE; MEDICARE SUPPLEMENT; FEES; CONSENT (INSURANCE; MEDICARE SUPPLIEMENT; FEES; CONSENT)

Various changes relating to insurance. Decreases the minimum amount of the nonrefundable fee for the certificate of the Director of the Department of Insurance and Financial Institutions (DIFI), under seal. Allows an oral communication with a contemporaneous written record made of the communication or an archived recording of an oral communication to qualify as consent for an insurer to deliver a notice or document electronically. DIFI cannot prohibit Medicare supplement insurance providers from offering discounts to enrollees for early enrollment or payment method. Allows insurers to file for Medicare supplement rates that include an early enrollment discount that diminishes over time. Insurers are not required to provide a certificate of creditable coverage if the federal laws that require providing a certificate of creditable coverage are superseded by the prohibition on preexisting condition exclusions. Requires DIFI to post specified information about flood insurance on a publicly accessible website using consumer-friendly language. Requires insurers that insure residential property in Arizona to provide information to policyholders about how to obtain flood insurance. AS PASSED SENATE

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/24/22 EW - Support

1/28/22 PA- SUPPORT

H2121: INSURANCE; MEDICARE SUPPLEMENT; FEES; CONSENT 5/31 House concurred in Senate amendments and FAILED on final reading 12-41.
H2122: CONTINUING HIGH SCHOOL; WORKFORCE TRAINING

The State Board of Education (SBE) is required to establish a continuing high school and workforce training program to provide adult learners with alternative study services that lead to the issuance of a high school diploma and industry-recognized credentials. The Board is required to authorize service providers that are qualified 501(c)(3) organizations that meet specified requirements to operate program schools. Program schools will receive $7,700 per full-time student enrolled in the program school for FY2022-23 and FY2023-24. In FY2024-25 and each FY after, the program school will receive funding under the adult education and workforce performance funding model adopted by SBE, subject to legislative appropriation. A program school is eligible to receive funding for any adult student regardless of age. The Department of Education is required to develop application procedures for the program, and application requirements are listed. SBE is allowed to approve program schools with a total projected full-time enrollment of up to 600 students in FY2022-23, up to 1,000 students in FY2023-24, and up to 1,400 students in FY2024-25 and after. AS PASSED HOUSE

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/24/22 EW - Support

1/28/22 PA- SUPPORT

H2122: CONTINUING HIGH SCHOOL; WORKFORCE TRAINING 3/23 from Senate appro with amend #4824.
H2123: FUNERAL OCCUPATIONS; BOARD CONTINUATION; REGISTRATION (ADULT WORKFORCE DIPLOMA PROGRAM)

Retroactive to July 1, 2022, the statutory life of the State Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers is extended to March 31, 2023. Effective April 1, 2023, a funeral director, embalmer, intern, or operator of a funeral establishment or crematory is required to register with the funeral services regulating authority of Arizona, instead of to be licensed by the Board. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/24/22 EW - Monitor 

STRIKER: OCCUPATIONAL; LICENSURE

No position

H2123: FUNERAL OCCUPATIONS; BOARD CONTINUATION; REGISTRATION 6/7 signed by governor. Chap. 279, Laws 2022. message
H2177: CHARTER SCHOOLS; FINGERPRINTING; RENEWAL; REVOCATION

All charter representatives, charter school governing body members and officers, directors, members, and partners of the charter holder are required to have a valid fingerprint clearance card. Before a charter school sponsor adopts a determination of intent to revoke a charter, the sponsor is required to notify the charter holder and the charter holder must have at least 30 days to address the problems associated with the reason for the determination of intent to revoke, unless the reason cannot be remedied. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/24/22 EW - N/A

H2177: CHARTER SCHOOLS; FINGERPRINTING; RENEWAL; REVOCATION 4/29 signed by governor. Chap. 201, Laws 2022. message
H2278: STO; TAX CREDIT; CAP; ELIGIBILITY (ALTERNATIVE MATHEMATICS GRADUATION PATHWAY)

The State Board of Education is required to develop and adopt academic competency requirements for an alternative mathematics graduation pathway that includes algebra, geometry and another advanced mathematics course, which may include personal finance, computer science, statistics or business mathematics.

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/24/22 EW - Monitor

H2278: STO; TAX CREDIT; CAP; ELIGIBILITY 6/23 FAILED Senate 15-11.
H2290: APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM; INCOME TAX SUBTRACTION

Establishes the Arizona Student Apprenticeship Program in the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) to provide job training and economic opportunity to high school students in Arizona. Any employer in Arizona may apply to participate in the Program, and requirements for employers and students to participate in the Program are specified. Participating employees are required to designate at least 10 percent of wages to a separate interest-bearing account opened on behalf of the employee by the participating employer. The list of subtractions from Arizona gross income for income tax purposes is expanded to include the amount that the employer deposits and disburses to participant employees during the first taxable year that the taxpayer employs participant employees who successfully complete the Program. Appropriates $400,000 from the general fund in FY2022-2 to ADE for the Program.

First sponsor: Rep. Fillmore (R - Dist 16)
Others: Rep. Chaplik (R - Dist 23)


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/24/22 EW - Monitor

H2290: APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM; INCOME TAX SUBTRACTION 6/20 FAILED Senate 10-15.
H2316: MISCONDUCT INVOLVING WEAPONS; PUBLIC PLACES

A person who possesses a valid concealed weapons permit is exempt from the prohibition on carrying a concealed weapon in a public establishment or at a public event. Some exceptions, including for public establishments or events that are a "secured facility" (defined), that are the licensed premises of a liquor licensee, that are a judicial department or law enforcement agency, that are an educational institution, and that are a vehicle or craft. AS PASSED HOUSE

First sponsor: Rep. Kavanagh (R - Dist 23)
Others: Rep. Barton (R - Dist 6), Rep. Biasiucci (R - Dist 5), Rep. Burges (R - Dist 1), Rep. Carroll (R - Dist 22), Rep. Carter (R - Dist 8), Rep. Chaplik (R - Dist 23), Rep. Cook (R - Dist 8), Rep. Dunn (R - Dist 13), Rep. Fillmore (R - Dist 16), Rep. Griffin (R - Dist 14), Rep. Hoffman (R - Dist 12), Sen. Livingston (R - Dist 22), Rep. Pingerelli (R - Dist 21), Rep. Toma (R - Dist 22)


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/24/22 EW - Opposed

1/28/22 PA- OPPOSE

H2316: MISCONDUCT INVOLVING WEAPONS; PUBLIC PLACES 3/8 from Senate rules okay.
H2328: ARIZONA CORRECTIONAL INDUSTRIES; WORKPLACE INJURIES

In an action for damages that a prisoner brings against a private person or corporation that is engaged in a private prison contract with the state, for injury or death arising from the prisoner's work in Arizona Correctional Industries, the prisoner is prohibited from introducing into evidence the amount or cost of medical and health services the Department of Corrections or the state provided to the prisoner or paid on the prisoner's behalf as a result of the prisoner's injury or death, but may introduce into evidence any amount the prisoner paid for or contributed to secure the prisoner's right to medical and health services. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/24/22 EW - N/A

H2328: ARIZONA CORRECTIONAL INDUSTRIES; WORKPLACE INJURIES 3/30 signed by governor. Chap. 90, Laws 2022. message
H2332: UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE; BENEFIT AMOUNT

For the purpose of unemployment insurance, an individual's benefit amount is no longer prohibited from being redetermined during the benefit year due to a new maximum or minimum benefit amount becoming effective during the benefit year.

First sponsor: Rep. Cook (R - Dist 8)
Others: Rep. Epstein (D - Dist 18)


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/24/22 EW - N/A

H2332: UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE; BENEFIT AMOUNT 1/24 referred to House com.
H2351: HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION; INCREASE (ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS; CONTINUATION)

The maximum value of the property that a person may hold as a homestead exempt from execution and forced sale is increased to $450,000, from $250,000. The increase applies to any recorded and otherwise valid claim of homestead, whether recorded before or after the effective date of this legislation, against any creditor who attempts to enforce a judgment or lien or or after the effective date. AS PASSED SENATE

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/24/22 EW - Support (with five year)

1/28/22 PA- SUPPORT

Mirror - S1368

H2351: HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION; INCREASE 4/25 House concurred in Senate amendments and FAILED on final reading 17-40.
H2395: CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION; FUND; GRANTS

Establishes the Career Technical Adult Education Fund, to be administered by the Department of Education and used to support adult education programs offered by career technical education districts (CTEDs) though grants awarded to CTEDs. Establishes a list of purposes for which the grants may be used. Appropriates $5 million from the general fund in each of FY2022-23, FY2023-24, and FY2024-25 to the Fund.

First sponsor: Rep. Dunn (R - Dist 13)


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/24/22 EW - Monitor

H2395: CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION; FUND; GRANTS 2/9 from House educ do pass.
H2447: FIREARMS; UNIVERSITIES; COMMUNITY COLLEGES; CAMPUS

Public universities and community colleges are prohibited from adopting or enforcing any policy or rule that restricts or prohibits a faculty member or registered student from carrying or transporting a firearm on university or college property if the faculty member or student possesses a valid concealed weapons permit and submits a registration to the institution's administration. The administration is required to adopt guidelines for using a firearm in an active shooter incident.

First sponsor: Rep. Nguyen (R - Dist 1)
Others: Rep. Biasiucci (R - Dist 5), Rep. Blackman (R - Dist 6), Rep. Bolick (R - Dist 20), Rep. Carter (R - Dist 8), Rep. Diaz (R - Dist 14), Rep. Fillmore (R - Dist 16), Rep. Grantham (R - Dist 12), Rep. Griffin (R - Dist 14), Rep. Hoffman (R - Dist 12), Rep. Parker (R - Dist 16), Rep. Toma (R - Dist 22)


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/24/22 EW - Oppose

1/28/22 PA- OPPOSE

Dead

H2447: FIREARMS; UNIVERSITIES; COMMUNITY COLLEGES; CAMPUS 2/17 retained on House COW calendar.
H2472: BUSINESSES; FIREARMS; UNLAWFUL ACTS

A government entity or financial institution is prohibited from discriminating against a "firearm entity" (defined) because the firearm entity supports or is engaged in the lawful commerce of firearms, firearm accessories or ammunition products. A person who is injured by a violation of this prohibition is authorized to bring a civil action against the government entity or financial institution.

First sponsor: Rep. Carroll (R - Dist 22)
Others: Rep. Biasiucci (R - Dist 5), Rep. Blackman (R - Dist 6), Rep. Burges (R - Dist 1), Rep. Chaplik (R - Dist 23), Rep. Cobb (R - Dist 5), Rep. Cook (R - Dist 8), Rep. Diaz (R - Dist 14), Rep. Dunn (R - Dist 13), Rep. Fillmore (R - Dist 16), Sen. Gowan (R - Dist 14), Rep. Hoffman (R - Dist 12), Rep. Kavanagh (R - Dist 23), Sen. Leach (R - Dist 11), Rep. Martinez (R - Dist 11), Rep. Nguyen (R - Dist 1), Rep. Parker (R - Dist 16), Rep. Payne (R - Dist 21), Rep. Pingerelli (R - Dist 21), Rep. Weninger (R - Dist 17), Rep. Wilmeth (R - Dist 15)


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/24/22 EW - Oppose

1/28/22 PA- OPPOSE

Dead

H2472: BUSINESSES; FIREARMS; UNLAWFUL ACTS 1/24 referred to House jud.
H2473: FIREARMS; CONTRACTS; PROHIBITED PRACTICES

A "public entity" (defined) is prohibited from entering into a contract with a value of $100,000 or more with a company to acquire or dispose of services, supplies, information technology, or construction unless the contract includes a written certification that the company does not currently, and agrees for the duration of the contract that it will not, discriminate against a "firearm entity" (defined).

First sponsor: Rep. Carroll (R - Dist 22)
Others: Rep. Biasiucci (R - Dist 5), Rep. Blackman (R - Dist 6), Rep. Bolick (R - Dist 20), Rep. Burges (R - Dist 1), Rep. Chaplik (R - Dist 23), Rep. Cobb (R - Dist 5), Rep. Cook (R - Dist 8), Rep. Diaz (R - Dist 14), Rep. Dunn (R - Dist 13), Rep. Fillmore (R - Dist 16), Sen. Gowan (R - Dist 14), Rep. Hoffman (R - Dist 12), Rep. Kavanagh (R - Dist 23), Sen. Leach (R - Dist 11), Sen. Livingston (R - Dist 22), Rep. Martinez (R - Dist 11), Rep. Nguyen (R - Dist 1), Rep. Parker (R - Dist 16), Rep. Payne (R - Dist 21), Rep. Pingerelli (R - Dist 21), Rep. Weninger (R - Dist 17), Rep. Wilmeth (R - Dist 15)


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/24/22 EW - Oppose

1/28/22 PA- OPPOSE

H2473: FIREARMS; CONTRACTS; PROHIBITED PRACTICES 3/31 from Senate appro with amend #4895.
H2508: OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY; VIOLATIONS; PENALTIES

The minimum and maximum amounts of civil penalties for violations of occupational safety and health regulations are deleted, and civil penalty amounts are as adopted by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) under specified federal law.

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/24/22 EW - N/A

H2508: OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY; VIOLATIONS; PENALTIES 1/24 referred to House com.
H2568: COURSE CHOICE AND FUNDING PORTABILITY

The Department of Education is required to establish a Course Options and Funding Portability Program and adopt rules to carry out the Program. Beginning in the 2023-2024 school year, students in grades 6 through 12 are allowed to participate in the Program. A student participating in the Program must take a majority of their courses at their school of record, and may enroll in a number of program courses that is less than half of their required courses for graduation per year. For each course completed under the Program, the lesser of the average daily membership that is equal to 1.0 divided by the total number of courses that the student is required to take that school year, or one-sixth average daily membership is generated and transferred to the school district or charter school in which the student is concurrently enrolled. The primary school district or charter school in which the student is enrolled is required to subtract the average daily membership generated from its average daily membership calculation.

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/24/22 EW - Monitor

H2568: COURSE CHOICE AND FUNDING PORTABILITY 1/24 referred to House educ.
H2606: SCHOOL DISTRICTS; HOUSING FACILITIES; TEACHERS

School district governing boards are authorized to construct or provide housing facilities for teachers and other school employees that the board determines are necessary to operate the school. Previously, only districts in rural areas were authorized to do so.

First sponsor: Rep. John (R - Dist 4)
Others: Rep. Sierra (D - Dist 19), Rep. Solorio (D - Dist 30), Rep. Udall (R - Dist 25)


 

General Comments (all lists):

2-21-22 EW N/A

H2606: SCHOOL DISTRICTS; HOUSING FACILITIES; TEACHERS 1/27 referred to House ways-means.
H2607: APPROPRIATION; STEM; LEARNING; WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

Appropriates $3 million from the general fund in FY2022-23 to the Arizona Commerce Authority to administer a grant program charged with cultivating STEM learning and STEM workforce development opportunities in Arizona. The legislature intends that the appropriation be considered ongoing funding in future years. By December 31, 2022, the Authority is required to report to the Legislature on distribution of grant monies.

First sponsor: Rep. John (R - Dist 4)
Others: Rep. Kaiser (R - Dist 15)


 

General Comments (all lists):

2-21-22 EW N/A

H2607: APPROPRIATION; STEM; LEARNING; WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT 2/9 from House com do pass.
H2637: FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS; DISCRIMINATION; PROHIBITION (DIVESTMENT; K-12; ABORTION; EXPLICIT MATERIAL)

The State Board of Investment is required to adopt a policy, and submit a copy of the policy to the Legislature, regarding companies that donate to or invest in organizations that promote, facilitate or advocate for abortions for minors, and companies that donate to or invest in organizations that promote, facilitate or advocate for the inclusion of, or the referral of students to, "sexually explicit material" (defined) in kindergarten programs or any of grades 1 through 12. The policy must include the procedure to identify these companies and a process for divestment from the companies identified. The State Treasurer is required to divest from the companies identified. AS PASSED HOUSE

First sponsor: Rep. Hoffman (R - Dist 12)
Others: Rep. Biasiucci (R - Dist 5), Rep. Blackman (R - Dist 6), Rep. Bolick (R - Dist 20), Rep. Bowers (R - Dist 25), Rep. Burges (R - Dist 1), Rep. Carroll (R - Dist 22), Rep. Carter (R - Dist 8), Rep. Chaplik (R - Dist 23), Rep. Cobb (R - Dist 5), Rep. Diaz (R - Dist 14), Rep. Dunn (R - Dist 13), Rep. Fillmore (R - Dist 16), Rep. Grantham (R - Dist 12), Rep. Griffin (R - Dist 14), Rep. Kaiser (R - Dist 15), Rep. Kavanagh (R - Dist 23), Rep. Martinez (R - Dist 11), Rep. Nguyen (R - Dist 1), Rep. Osborne (R - Dist 13), Rep. Parker (R - Dist 16), Rep. Payne (R - Dist 21), Rep. Toma (R - Dist 22), Rep. Weninger (R - Dist 17), Rep. Wilmeth (R - Dist 15)


 

General Comments (all lists):

2/7/22 LRR - N/A (move to EW)

2-21-22 EW N/A

Striker for Bank Affliantion bill - Oppose based on 2656 position

H2637: FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS; DISCRIMINATION; PROHIBITION 6/22 Senate COW approved with amend #4898 and flr amend #5078. NOTE SHORT TITLE CHANGE. FAILED Senate 13-15.
H2658: COMMUNITY COLLEGES; ADULT EDUCATION

Establishes the Community College Adult Education Workforce Development Program within the State Board of Education (SBE) to provide adult learners with integrated education and training programs and support services that lead to a high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma, and an industry-recognized credential or community college degree. Establishes eligibility requirements for Program participants. For FY2022-23, Program schools may receive up to $3,000 per full-time student enrolled in the Program each FY. For FY2024-25 and each FY after, Program schools receive funding pursuant to the adult education and workforce performance funding model adopted by SBE, subject to legislative appropriation. By July 1, 2024, SBE is required to adopt an adult education and workforce performance funding model. Establishes reporting requirements for Program schools. By July 1, 2024, SBE is required to adopt performance expectations to evaluate Program schools. AS PASSED HOUSE

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

2-21-22 EW Support

2-25-22 PA SUPPORT

H2658: COMMUNITY COLLEGES; ADULT EDUCATION 3/30 from Senate appro with amend #4902.
H2691: HEALTH CARE WORKFORCE; GRANT PROGRAMS

Establishes the Arizona Nurse Education Investment Pilot Program (Nurse Education Program) in the Arizona Department of Health Services (DHS) to increase the capacity of nursing education programs in Arizona. Establishes the Nurse Education Program Fund and requires DHS to allocate monies from the Fund to the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) and community college districts (CCDs) based on the number of nursing students graduating in FY2021-22 from eligible education programs for nursing assistants, licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, and advanced practice nurses. ABOR and CCDs are required to use the monies to pay for costs necessary to increase the number of qualified nursing education faculty and for directly related capital expenses. Establishes the Nurse Clinical Rotation and Licensed or Certified Nurse Training Program (Nurse Training Program) in the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) Administration to expand the capacity of preceptor training programs at health care institutions for nursing students and licensed nurses. The AHCCCS Administration is required to develop a grant program to distribute monies appropriated for the Nurse Training Program to licensed health care institutions to expand or create clinical training placements for nursing students and licensed nurses. Subject to available monies, the AHCCCS Administration is authorized to establish a Licensed Registered Nurse Transition to Practice Pilot Program (Nurse Transition Program) to facilitate and improve the transition for nurses from education to practice. The AHCCCS Administration is required to provide stipends to participating health care institutions to implement the Nurse Transition Program. Subject to available monies, DHS is authorized to establish the Preceptor Grant Program for Graduate Students to expand the capacity of preceptor training for graduate students pursuing degrees as physicians, advanced practice registered nurses, physician assistants, or dentists. DHS is required to allocate monies appropriated to the five largest statewide nonprofit organizations that represent those groups of professionals, and licensed professionals who serve as volunteer preceptors may apply for grants from those organizations. Establishes reporting requirements for the Programs. Self-repeals January 1, 2027. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

First sponsor: Rep. Osborne (R - Dist 13)
Others: Rep. Biasiucci (R - Dist 5), Rep. Chavez (D - Dist 29), Rep. Cook (R - Dist 8), Rep. Dunn (R - Dist 13), Rep. Espinoza (D - Dist 19), Rep. A. Hernandez (D - Dist 3), Rep. John (R - Dist 4), Rep. Longdon (D - Dist 24), Sen. Pace (R - Dist 25), Rep. Shah (D - Dist 24), Rep. Sierra (D - Dist 19), Rep. Udall (R - Dist 25), Rep. Wilmeth (R - Dist 15)


 

General Comments (all lists):

2-21-22 EW Support

2-25-22 PA SUPPORT

H2691: HEALTH CARE WORKFORCE; GRANT PROGRAMS 6/29 signed by governor. Chap. 330, Laws 2022. message
H2800: CONCURRENT COURSEWORK; AVERAGE DAILY MEMBERSHIP

A student is required to receive a grade of C or higher in a community college or university course for their enrollment in concurrent coursework to be included in the school district's calculation of average daily membership. The maximum average daily membership for a full-time high school student who attends concurrent enrollment courses is increased to 1.25, from 1.0.

First sponsor: Rep. Diaz (R - Dist 14)
Others: Rep. Biasiucci (R - Dist 5), Rep. Fernandez (D - Dist 4), Rep. Griffin (R - Dist 14), Rep. Udall (R - Dist 25)


 

General Comments (all lists):

2-21-22 EW N/A

H2800: CONCURRENT COURSEWORK; AVERAGE DAILY MEMBERSHIP 2/21 FAILED House appro 4-9.
H2808: SCHOOLS; OPERATION; IMPROVEMENTS

Establishes the Arizona Achievement District (AAD) within the Department of Administration to support the expansion of high quality public schools for students in Arizona. The AAD consists of the Arizona Public School Credit Enhancement Program and the newly established Expanding Access to Excellent Schools Program (EAES Program). Establishes a 9-member AAD Board and requires the Board to establish an application process and selection criteria for a charter school or school district school to qualify as an AAD school. Establishes criteria for charter schools and school district schools to be eligible to qualify as an AAD school. A charter school that is an AAD school is not subject to any enrollment caps prescribed by its sponsor, and is authorized to expand and serve additional students. An AAD school is permitted to apply for funding as part of the EAES Program. A school district that is required to partner with an AAD or change operations of a failing school may also apply for funding as part of the EAES Program. The AAD Board is required to develop a process for establishing "district partnership schools" (defined). Requirements for agreements to establish a district partnership school are listed. The AAD Board is required to develop a process to approve a "fresh start school" (defined) to replace a school that was assigned a letter grade of D or F with a high quality school. Beginning in FY2027-28, the State Board of Education (SBE) must require any school that is operated by a school district and that has been assigned a letter grade of D or F in any combination for two consecutive years to initiate either a district partnership school or a fresh start school. If the SBE determines that a district partnership school or a fresh start school is not practicable, the school district may instead either vote to install a new school district superintendent, subject to review and approval by the SBE, or close or consolidate the school. Establishes the Operation Excellence School Improvement Program (OESI Program) to improve academic outcomes and opportunities for all students in schools that meet specified eligibility requirements. Beginning in FY2022-23, SBE is required to identify schools that will be designated as operation excellence schools, and schools are authorized to opt in to the OESI Program. For FY2022-23 through FY2024-25, schools in the OESI program that have an improvement plan approved by SBE will receive $150 per student enrolled in the current school year. Establishes various reporting requirements. Much more. Appropriates $58 million from the general fund in each of FY2022-23, FY2023-24, and FY2024-25 to the School Achievement Improvement Fund for to OESI Program. Retroactive to July 1, 2022.

First sponsor: Rep. Udall (R - Dist 25)
Others: Rep. Dunn (R - Dist 13)


 

General Comments (all lists):

2-21-22 EW Monitor

Dead

H2808: SCHOOLS; OPERATION; IMPROVEMENTS 2/24 House COW approved with flr amend #4509.
HCR2010: UNITED STATES; TAIWAN; PARTNERSHIP

The members of the Legislature support the negotiation of a United States-Taiwan bilateral trade agreement and Taiwan's meaningful participation in international organizations; acknowledge the achievements made by Arizona and Taiwan in the fields of economy, trade, technology, education and culture since the establishment of their sister-state relations on July 28, 1980; and encourage continued bilateral cooperation and exchanges between the two entities in the future. The members of the Legislature support a future official visit to Taiwan by the Governor of Arizona at his discretion.

First sponsor: Rep. Espinoza (D - Dist 19)
Others: Rep. Chavez (D - Dist 29), Rep. Dalessandro (D - Dist 2), Rep. Martinez (R - Dist 11), Rep. Tsosie (D - Dist 7), Rep. Wilmeth (R - Dist 15)


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/24/22 EW - Support

1/28/22 PA- SUPPORT

Mirror - SCR1021

Dead

S1046: BIOLOGICAL SEX; INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETICS

An interscholastic, intercollegiate, intramural, or club athletic team or sport that is sponsored by an "educational institution" (defined) of the state of Arizona and each educational institution whose students or teams compete against an educational institution sponsored by the state of Arizona is required to be expressly designated as one of the following based on biological sex: males, men or boys; females, women or girls; and coed or mixed sex. Athletic teams or sports designated for females, women or girls cannot be open to students of the male sex. If disputed, a student may establish the student's sex by presenting a signed physician's statement that indicates the student's sex based only on the student's internal and external reproductive anatomy, the student's normal endogenously produced levels of testosterone, and an analysis of the student's genetic makeup. Does not apply to a student born with a medically verifiable genetic disorder of sex development. Any student who is deprived of an athletic opportunity or suffers any direct or indirect harm as a result of a violation of these requirements has a private cause of action for injunctive relief, damages and any other relief available under law against the educational institution. Any student who is subject to retaliation or other adverse action by an educational institution or athletic association or organization as a result of reporting a violation of this section has a private cause of action for injunctive relief, damages and any other relief available under law against the educational institution or athletic association or organization. A civil action must be initiated within two years after the harm occurs. Emergency clause.

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/24/22 EW - Monitor

S1068: CHARTER SCHOOLS; TEACHERS; FUNDING

Charter schools are eligible to receive funding for the teacher experience index. All "FTE teachers" at the charter school must be included in the teacher experience index calculation regardless of certification status. Charter schools are also eligible to receive funding for additional teacher compensation. For the purpose of computing and receiving funding for additional teacher compensation, "teacher compensation" is defined as salaries and employee fringe benefits and other nonsalary benefits for all teacher regardless of certification status.

First sponsor: Sen. Leach (R - Dist 11)
Others: Sen. Gowan (R - Dist 14), Sen. Kerr (R - Dist 13)


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/24/22 EW - Support

1/28/22 PA- SUPPORT

Dead

S1068: CHARTER SCHOOLS; TEACHERS; FUNDING 2/24 Senate COW approved.
S1123: DISRUPTION; EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION; CONCEALED WEAPON

The governing board of any university, college or community college is prohibited from enacting or enforcing any policy or rule that prohibits the possession of a concealed weapon by a person who possesses a valid concealed weapons permit, or that prohibits the transportation or storage of a firearm.

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/24/22 EW - Oppose

1/28/22 PA- OPPOSE

Dead

S1123: DISRUPTION; EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION; CONCEALED WEAPON 1/25 from Senate rules okay.
S1159: TEACHER CERTIFICATION; LEADERSHIP PREPARATION PROGRAMS

Various changes relating to teacher certification. Modifies the requirements for a school district or charter school to be a classroom-based preparation program provider to train candidates for classroom-based standard teaching certificates. A school district or charter school is allowed to employ and enroll any candidate into its classroom-based preparation program who meets the background and fingerprint clearance card requirements and who holds at least a bachelor's degree. A candidate without a bachelor's degree is authorized to enroll if the candidate meets a list of specified requirements, including current enrollment in a bachelor's degree program. School districts and charter schools are authorized to apply to the State Board of Education (SBE) for authority to approve the certification of principals, assistant principals, supervisors and other school-level leadership positions as a locally based school leadership preparation program provider. SBE is required to adopt rules for this program, and provisions that must be included in the rules are listed. A person with a subject-matter expert standard teaching certificate is required to complete training in professionalism and ethics from a provider approved by SBE. Deletes the requirement for a teacher certification renewal applicant to have at least 10 years of verified full-time experience in Arizona in the area in which the person is seeking renewed certification. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

First sponsor: Sen. Gray (R - Dist 21)
Others: Sen. Barto (R - Dist 15), Rep. Bolick (R - Dist 20), Sen. Borrelli (R - Dist 5), Sen. Boyer (R - Dist 20), Sen. Gowan (R - Dist 14), Rep. Kavanagh (R - Dist 23), Sen. Kerr (R - Dist 13), Sen. Leach (R - Dist 11), Sen. Livingston (R - Dist 22), Sen. Mesnard (R - Dist 17), Rep. Payne (R - Dist 21), Sen. Petersen (R - Dist 12), Rep. Toma (R - Dist 22), Rep. Weninger (R - Dist 17), Rep. Wilmeth (R - Dist 15)


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/24/22 EW - Support

1/28/22 PA- SUPPORT

S1159: TEACHER CERTIFICATION; LEADERSHIP PREPARATION PROGRAMS 7/5 signed by governor. Chap. 337, Laws 2022.
S1165: INTERSCHOLASTIC; INTRAMURAL ATHLETICS; BIOLOGICAL SEX

An interscholastic or intramural athletic team or sport that is sponsored by a public or private "school" (defined as a school that provides instruction in any combination of kindergarten through 12th grade, or an institution of higher education) whose students or teams compete against a public school is required to be expressly designated as one of the following based on the biological sex of the students who participate on the team or in the sport: males, men or boys; females, women or girls; and coed or mixed. Athletic teams or sports designated for females, women or girls cannot be open to students of the male sex. Any student who is deprived of an athletic opportunity or suffers any direct or indirect harm as a result of a school knowingly violating these requirements has a private cause of action for injunctive relief, damages and any other relief available under law against the school. Any student who is subject to retaliation or other adverse action by a school or athletic association or organization as a result of reporting a violation of this section has a private cause of action for injunctive relief, damages and any other relief available under law against the school or athletic association or organization. Any school that suffers any direct or indirect harm as a result of a violation has a private cause of action for injunctive relief, damages and any other relief available under law against the government entity, the licensing or accrediting organization or the athletic association or organization. A civil action must be initiated within two years after the alleged violation occurs. Contains legislative findings. Severability clause. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. In his signing statement, the Governor stated that this legislation strikes the right balance of respecting all students while acknowledging inherent biological distinctions to ensure fairness for all.

First sponsor: Sen. Barto (R - Dist 15)
Others: Rep. Bolick (R - Dist 20), Sen. Borrelli (R - Dist 5), Rep. Burges (R - Dist 1), Rep. Carroll (R - Dist 22), Rep. Chaplik (R - Dist 23), Rep. Diaz (R - Dist 14), Rep. Fillmore (R - Dist 16), Sen. Gowan (R - Dist 14), Sen. Gray (R - Dist 21), Rep. Griffin (R - Dist 14), Rep. Kaiser (R - Dist 15), Rep. Kavanagh (R - Dist 23), Sen. Kerr (R - Dist 13), Sen. Leach (R - Dist 11), Sen. Livingston (R - Dist 22), Sen. Mesnard (R - Dist 17), Rep. Nguyen (R - Dist 1), Rep. Parker (R - Dist 16), Sen. Petersen (R - Dist 12), Sen. Shope (R - Dist 8), Rep. Toma (R - Dist 22), Sen. Townsend (R - Dist 16), Rep. Udall (R - Dist 25)


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/24/22 EW - Monitor

S1165: INTERSCHOLASTIC; INTRAMURAL ATHLETICS; BIOLOGICAL SEX 3/30 signed by governor. Chap. 106, Laws 2022. message
S1173: COMMUNITY COLLEGES; OUT-OF-COUNTY REIMBURSEMENT

Establishes a new formula for payment to a community college district for students from any part of the state that is not part of an established community college district, with part of the payment being paid by the county that is not part of an organized community college district and party being paid by the state general fund. Emergency clause. AS PASSED SENATE

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/24/22 EW - Monitor (tabled until language can be confirmed)

S1173: COMMUNITY COLLEGES; OUT-OF-COUNTY REIMBURSEMENT 3/10 from House appro do pass.
S1321: CONFORMING LEGISLATION; POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION COMMISSION

Various changes to statutes to conform to Laws 2021, Chapter 410, which redefined the "Commission for Postsecondary Education" as the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR). ABOR succeeds to the authority, powers, duties, and responsibilities of the Commission, and all administrative matters, contracts, and judicial actions of the Commission are transferred to and retain the same status with ABOR. Also transfers all equipment and other property, appropriated monies that remain unexpended and unencumbered, and all personnel on January 1, 2022. Retroactive to January 1, 2022. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

2-21-22 EW N/A

S1321: CONFORMING LEGISLATION; POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION COMMISSION 3/18 signed by governor. Chap. 21, Laws 2022.
S1326: SCHOOLS; COURSE EQUIVALENTS

Beginning in the 2023-2024 school year, school districts and charter schools are authorized to approve course equivalents through which students in grades 9 through 12 receive up to two elective credits total during grades 9 through 12 through any of a list of methods, including working, participating in organized sports, community arts, or approved outside learning opportunities, and passing any course offered by a private postsecondary institution, community college or state university. Establishes guidelines for earning course credit through these methods. The State Board of Education is required to adopt a framework for schools to carry out this legislation. AS PASSED SENATE

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

2-21-22 EW Support based on amendment (pending approval)

2-25-22 PA SUPPORT

S1326: SCHOOLS; COURSE EQUIVALENTS 6/22 FAILED House 19-39.
S1368: CONTINUATION; ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS

The statutory life of the Arizona Board of Regents is extended five years to July 1, 2027. Retroactive to July 1, 2022. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

First sponsor: Sen. Boyer (R - Dist 20)
Others: Sen. Gray (R - Dist 21), Sen. Pace (R - Dist 25), Sen. Shope (R - Dist 8)


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/28/22 PA- SUPPORT

Mirror - H2351

S1368: CONTINUATION; ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS 6/28 signed by governor. Chap. 326, Laws 1368. message
S1374: IMMUNIZATIONS; PHARMACISTS (FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT STUDENT; EXPENDITURE LIMITATION)

Licensed pharmacists are authorized to order and administer immunizations or vaccines recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices to a person who is at least six years of age without a prescription order, and to a person who is at least three years of age with a prescription order or under a collaborative practice agreement. A pharmacist who administers an immunization, vaccine, or emergency medication is required to provide vaccine information materials and follow the standard operating procedures based on vaccine administration protocols and immunization practices published in the CDC's morbidity and mortality weekly report. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/28/22 PA- SUPPORT

S1374: IMMUNIZATIONS; PHARMACISTS 7/6 signed by governor. Chap. 356, Laws 2022. message
SCR1004: TUITION; POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION

The Legislature requests that the Secretary of State return SCR1044, 55th Legislature, 1st Regular Session, to the Legislature. [Capitol Reports Note: SCR1044 refers to the 2022 general election ballot the question of whether to amend state statute to make a student who attended any public or private high school option or homeschool equivalent while physically present in Arizona for at least two years, and who graduated from public or private high school or a homeschool equivalent in Arizona or obtained a high school equivalency diploma in Arizona eligible for in-state tuition at any university under the jurisdiction of the Arizona Board of Regents or any public community college.]

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/24/22 EW - N/A

SCR1004: TUITION; POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION 1/10 referred to Senate educ.
SCR1021: UNITED STATES; TAIWAN PARTNERSHIP

The members of the Legislature support the negotiation of a United States-Taiwan bilateral trade agreement and Taiwan's meaningful participation in international organizations; acknowledge the achievements made by Arizona and Taiwan in the fields of economy, trade, technology, education and culture since the establishment of their sister-state relations on July 28, 1980; and encourage continued bilateral cooperation and exchanges between the two entities in the future. The members of the Legislature support a future official visit to Taiwan by the Governor of Arizona at his discretion.

First sponsor: Sen. Gray (R - Dist 21)
Others: Sen. Barto (R - Dist 15), Rep. Bolick (R - Dist 20), Sen. Borrelli (R - Dist 5), Sen. Bowie (D - Dist 18), Sen. Boyer (R - Dist 20), Sen. Contreras (D - Dist 19), Rep. Cook (R - Dist 8), Sen. Fann (R - Dist 1), Sen. Gabaldon (D - Dist 2), Sen. Gonzales (D - Dist 3), Sen. Gowan (R - Dist 14), Sen. Kerr (R - Dist 13), Sen. Leach (R - Dist 11), Sen. Livingston (R - Dist 22), Sen. Mesnard (R - Dist 17), Sen. Otondo (D - Dist 4), Sen. Pace (R - Dist 25), Sen. Petersen (R - Dist 12), Sen. Quezada (D - Dist 29), Sen. Rios (D - Dist 27), Sen. Rogers (R - Dist 6), Sen. Shope (R - Dist 8), Sen. Steele (D - Dist 9), Sen. TerĂ¡n (D - Dist 30), Sen. Townsend (R - Dist 16), Sen. Ugenti-Rita (R - Dist 23)


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/24/22 EW - Support

1/28/22 PA- SUPPORT

Mirror - HCR2010

Dead