Legal & Regulatory Reform
55th Legislature - 2nd Regular Session, 2022 Sunday, Sep 25 2022 12:17 AM
Bill Summaries
H2013: COERCION; THEFT BY EXTORTION

A person commits theft by extortion, a class 4 (lower mid-level) felony, by knowingly obtaining or seeking to obtain property or services by means of a threat to perform any act that does not in itself materially benefit the person but that is calculated to harm another person materially with respect to that person's health, safety, business, calling, career, financial condition, reputation or personal relationships. Establishes the crime of coercion and classifies coercion as a class 1 (highest) misdemeanor. A person commits coercion by compelling or inducing another person to engage in conduct which that other person has a legal right to abstain from engaging in, to abstain from engaging in conduct in which that other person has a legal right to engage, or to join a group, organization or criminal enterprise which that other person has a right to abstain from joining, by means of instilling in that other person a fear that, if the demand is not complied with, the person or some other person will take any of a list of specified actions, including causing physical injury to a person or engage in other conduct constituting a crime.

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/19/22- monitor, check on this and revisit for support at next meeting

2/7/22 LRR - Monitor

H2103: TRADEMARKS; SERVICE MARKS; TRADE NAMES

The information required on an application for trademark registration is expanded to include a statement that the applicant has conducted a search and found that the trademark does not consist of or comprise a mark that so resembles a mark registered in Arizona or previously used in Arizona and not abandoned and that when applied to the goods or services of the applicant is likely to cause confusion or mistake or to deceive, and a statement whether the applicant previously sought to register the trademark with the U.S. patent and trademark office and if the registration was denied, the reasons for the denial. The information required on an application for a trade name registration is expanded to include a statement that the applicant had conducted a search and found that the trade name is distinguishable on the record from any other name previously filed or an existing or an existing corporation name or reserved corporate name. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

First sponsor: Rep. Griffin (R - Dist 14)
Others: Rep. Kavanagh (R - Dist 23)


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/19/22- support

1/28/22 PA- SUPPORT

H2103: TRADEMARKS; SERVICE MARKS; TRADE NAMES 3/29 signed by governor. Chap. 80, Laws 2022. message
H2107: EMERGENCY POWERS; BUSINESS CLOSURE; REPEAL.

The list of emergency powers of mayors of incorporated municipalities and chairmen of county boards of supervisors is modified to remove the authority to order the closing of any business. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

First sponsor: Rep. Biasiucci (R - Dist 5)
Others: Rep. Blackman (R - Dist 6), Rep. Bolick (R - Dist 20), Rep. Carroll (R - Dist 22), Rep. Chaplik (R - Dist 23), Rep. Finchem (R - Dist 11), Rep. Hoffman (R - Dist 12)


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/19/22- monitor

H2107: EMERGENCY POWERS; BUSINESS CLOSURE; REPEAL. 3/30 signed by governor. Chap. 86, Laws 2022. message
H2115: ELECTRONIC DEVICES; FILTERS; HARMFUL MATERIAL

Adds a new chapter to Title 44 (Trade and Commerce) regulating personal electronic "devices" (defined as a tablet or smartphone). A manufacturer of a tablet or smart phone is required to manufacture a device that, when activated in Arizona, automatically enables a filter that prevents the user from accessing or downloading material that is "harmful to minors" (defined) on mobile data networks, applications owned and controlled by the manufacturer, wired internet networks, and wireless internet networks, and that meets other specified requirements. A manufacturer is subject to civil and criminal liability if a device is activated in Arizona that does not comply with these requirements and the minor accesses material that is harmful to minors on the device. Some exceptions. Establishes civil penalties for violations. The Attorney General or a private individual are authorized to bring an action to enforce these requirements. More. Effective January 1, 2023.

First sponsor: Rep. Udall (R - Dist 25)
Others: Rep. John (R - Dist 4), Rep. Toma (R - Dist 22)


 

General Comments (all lists):

2/7/22 LRR - Oppose

2/10/22 PA Oppose

Dead

H2115: ELECTRONIC DEVICES; FILTERS; HARMFUL MATERIAL 2/9 FAILED House jud 3-7.
H2119: CIVIL RIGHTS RESTORATION; REQUIREMENTS; PROCESS

On completion of probation for an offense committed outside of Arizona or absolute discharge from a prison in another state or the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a person who has not previously been convicted of a felony offense is eligible for automatic restoration of any civil rights that were lost or suspended as a result of the conviction if the person pays all victim restitution imposed. Automatic restoration of civil rights does not apply to a person's right to possess a firearm only if the person was convicted of a dangerous offense or serious offense, instead of for all felony offenses. If a person is eligible for automatic restoration of civil rights, at the time of sentencing, the court is required to inform the person that the person's rights will be automatically restored on completion of probation or absolute discharge from imprisonment. If a person is not eligible for automatic restoration of civil rights, at the time of sentencing, the court is required to inform the person of the person's right to the restoration of civil rights. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/19/22- monitor, revisit

2/7/22 LRR - Monitor

H2119: CIVIL RIGHTS RESTORATION; REQUIREMENTS; PROCESS 4/29 signed by governor. Chap. 199, Laws 2022. message
H2128: RULEMAKING; EXEMPTION; LIMITATION; CORPORATION COMMISSION

The exemption from review of rules by the Governor's Regulatory Review Council for the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) applies when the ACC is exclusively exercising its plenary authority. The ACC is required to make proposed rules available to the public before initiating the rulemaking process.

First sponsor: Rep. Griffin (R - Dist 14)
Others: Rep. Carroll (R - Dist 22)


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/19/22- monitor, revisit

H2128: RULEMAKING; EXEMPTION; LIMITATION; CORPORATION COMMISSION 2/24 House COW approved with flr amend #4492.
H2146: DATA SECURITY BREACH; NOTIFICATION

If a person that conducts business in Arizona and that owns, maintains or licenses unencrypted and unredacted computerized personal information becomes aware of a security system breach, the person is required to notify the Director of the Arizona Department of Homeland Security. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

First sponsor: Rep. Bolick (R - Dist 20)
Others: Rep. Biasiucci (R - Dist 5), Rep. Blackman (R - Dist 6), Rep. Carroll (R - Dist 22), Rep. Payne (R - Dist 21)


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/19/22- monitor

H2146: DATA SECURITY BREACH; NOTIFICATION 3/29 signed by governor. Chap. 81, Laws 2022. message
H2151: LAND DIVISION; ACTING IN CONCERT

An applicant to split a parcel of land is required to sign an affidavit or similar document under oath acknowledging that the applicant is aware that it is unlawful for a person or group of persons to attempt to avoid the subdivision laws of Arizona by acting in concert to divide a parcel of land into six or more lots by using a series of owners or by any other method that results in the division of land into a subdivision or subdivided land. A county is authorized to deny a building permit application for one or more lots if a cease and desist or other similar notice has been sent to the applicant because they are under investigation for acting in concert to avoid subdivision laws.

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/19/22- support

1/28/22 PA- SUPPORT

Dead

H2151: LAND DIVISION; ACTING IN CONCERT 2/24 retained on House COW calendar.
H2152: RESIDENTIAL CONTRACTORS' RECOVERY FUND; ELIGIBILITY

The list of eligibility requirements for claims from the Residential Contractors' Recovery Fund is modified to remove the requirement that a member of a limited liability company or a trustor of a trust has not received monies from the Fund in the last two years, and to require at least one of the limited liability company's members to actually occupy the residential real property as their primary residence, instead of requiring that all of the members actually occupy or intend to occupy the property as their primary residence. Applies retroactively to claims that were submitted to the Registrar of Contractors from and after December 31, 2020. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/19/22- monitor

H2152: RESIDENTIAL CONTRACTORS' RECOVERY FUND; ELIGIBILITY 4/13 signed by governor. Chap. 124, Laws 2022. message
H2172: REAL ESTATE LICENSEES; EMPLOYERS; COMPENSATION

A real estate licensee is authorized to accept employment and compensation as a licensee from an employer other than the legally licensed broker if the employer holds a real estate license, the licensee is the employer's employee and receives a federal form W-2, the employer has the same employing broker as the licensee, and the employer obtains written permission from the employing broker to pay the licensee. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/19/22- support

1/28/22 PA- SUPPORT

H2172: REAL ESTATE LICENSEES; EMPLOYERS; COMPENSATION 4/13 signed by governor. Chap. 126, Laws 2022. message
H2225: PET DEALERS; STATE PREEMPTION; REPEAL

Repeals statute prohibiting local regulations or ordinances that impose requirements on pet dealers in excess of state law or that prohibit the sale of dogs or cats by a pet store or pet dealer based on the source from which the animal is obtained.

First sponsor: Rep. Shah (D - Dist 24)
Others: Rep. Longdon (D - Dist 24)


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/19/22- oppose

1/28/22 PA- OPPOSE

Dead

H2248: FAILURE TO RETURN VEHICLE; REPEAL

Repeals the crime of unlawful failure to return a motor vehicle subject to a security interest, a class 6 (lowest) felony.

First sponsor: Rep. Finchem (R - Dist 11)
Others: Rep. Barton (R - Dist 6)


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/19/22- monitor

H2248: FAILURE TO RETURN VEHICLE; REPEAL 2/17 referred to Senate trans-tech.
H2488: UYGHURS; FORCED LABOR; CONTRACTS; PROHIBITION

A "public entity" (defined) is prohibited from entering into or renewing a contract with a company to acquire or dispose of services, supplies, information technology, goods, 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, use the forced labor, use any goods or services produced by the forced labor, or use any contractors, subcontractors, or suppliers that use the forced labor of ethnic Uyghurs in the People's Republic of China. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

First sponsor: Rep. Wilmeth (R - Dist 15)
Others: Rep. Bolick (R - Dist 20), Rep. Carroll (R - Dist 22), Rep. Chaplik (R - Dist 23), Rep. Kaiser (R - Dist 15), Rep. Longdon (D - Dist 24), Rep. Martinez (R - Dist 11), Rep. Nguyen (R - Dist 1), Rep. Shah (D - Dist 24)


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/19/22- monitor, revisit

H2488: UYGHURS; FORCED LABOR; CONTRACTS; PROHIBITION 6/13 signed by governor. Chap. 295, Laws 2022. message
H2584: CYBERSECURITY SOFTWARE BIDS

The Arizona Department of Homeland Security is required to secure through a competitive bidding process an enterprise license for use by state agencies for security software that will integrate security into the software development process.

First sponsor: Rep. Wilmeth (R - Dist 15)
Others: Rep. Weninger (R - Dist 17)


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/19/22- monitor

H2584: CYBERSECURITY SOFTWARE BIDS 3/16 from Senate appro do pass.
H2599: ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS; GRRC

Various changes to statutes related to administrative procedures. State agencies are prohibited from conducting any rulemaking without prior written approval of the Governor. Establishes a list of circumstances that a state agency must address as justification for the rulemaking when seeking approval. State agencies are prohibited from submitting proposed rules to the Governor’s Regulatory Review Council (GRRC) without a written final approval from the Governor. A state agency that submits a rulemaking request is required to recommend for consideration by the Governor at least three existing rules to eliminate for every additional rule requested by the agency. Before any “regulating entity” (defined) takes any official action to deny a professional or occupational reciprocal license, the regulating entity is required to submit the application and the reason for denial to the Governor for review. Beginning July 1, 2022, all regulating entities that are required to issue occupational or professional reciprocal licenses are required to track information about applications and annually report that information to the Governor. Regulating entities that issue occupational or professional licenses are required to post a list of specified information relating to licensure on the entity website. The list of reasons a person is authorized to petition GRRC to review a rule is expanded to include if the rule exceeds an agency's statutory authority. At a hearing, GRRC is required to allocate a petitioner and an agency an equal amount of time for oral comments. More. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

2/7/22 LRR - Support

2/10/22 PA Support

H2599: ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS; GRRC 5/27 signed by governor. Chap. 265, Laws 2022. message
H2608: GENDER TRANSITION; PROHIBITION

Health care professionals are prohibited from providing "gender transition procedures" (defined) to any individual who is under 18 years of age, and from referring any individual who is under 18 years of age to any health care professional for gender transition procedures. Public monies, including through the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, are prohibited from being directly or indirectly used or paid to any entity or individual that provides gender transition procedures to an individual who is under 18 years of age. A person is allowed to assert an actual or threatened violation of these prohibitions as a claim or defense in a judicial or administrative proceeding and obtain compensatory damages, injunctive relief, declaratory relief or any other appropriate relief. A person is required to bring a claim for a violation no later than two years after the day the cause of action accrues. The Attorney General is authorized to bring an action to enforce compliance with this legislation. Contains legislative findings.

First sponsor: Rep. Burges (R - Dist 1)
Others: Rep. Blackman (R - Dist 6), Rep. Carroll (R - Dist 22), Rep. Carter (R - Dist 8), Rep. Cook (R - Dist 8), Rep. Diaz (R - Dist 14), Rep. Fillmore (R - Dist 16), Rep. Finchem (R - Dist 11), Sen. Livingston (R - Dist 22)


 

General Comments (all lists):

2/7/22 LRR - Monitor

2/15/22 - OPPOSE - Vaccine and mask ban striker

Dead

H2608: GENDER TRANSITION; PROHIBITION 1/31 referred to House jud.
H2612: OCCUPATIONAL REGULATION

Throughout statutes governing occupational regulations, requirements that an applicant, licensee, permittee, or other person be of "good moral character" or similar are deleted. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

First sponsor: Rep. Burges (R - Dist 1)


 

General Comments (all lists):

2/7/22 LRR - Monitor

H2612: OCCUPATIONAL REGULATION 3/24 signed by governor. Chap. 59, Laws 2022. message
H2656: CERTAIN AFFILIATIONS; BANKS; PROHIBITION

A financial institution doing business in Arizona, either directly or through a contractor, is prohibited from discriminating against any person based on a political affiliation or other social credit, environmental, social, governance or similar values-based or impact criteria.

First sponsor: Rep. Hoffman (R - Dist 12)
Others: Rep. Biasiucci (R - Dist 5), Rep. Blackman (R - Dist 6), Rep. Bolick (R - Dist 20), Rep. Burges (R - Dist 1), Rep. Carter (R - Dist 8), Rep. Chaplik (R - Dist 23), Rep. Cobb (R - Dist 5), Rep. Dunn (R - Dist 13), Rep. Fillmore (R - Dist 16), Rep. Finchem (R - Dist 11), Rep. Grantham (R - Dist 12), Rep. Kaiser (R - Dist 15), Rep. Martinez (R - Dist 11), Rep. Nguyen (R - Dist 1), Rep. Parker (R - Dist 16), Rep. Pingerelli (R - Dist 21), Rep. Wilmeth (R - Dist 15)


 

General Comments (all lists):

2/7/22 LRR - Oppose

2/10/22 PA Oppose

H2656: CERTAIN AFFILIATIONS; BANKS; PROHIBITION 3/8 FAILED House on reconsideration 29-29.
H2657: FORCED LABOR; MANUFACTURED GOODS

A business entity is prohibited from selling goods in Arizona or to Arizona citizens through electronic means if the goods were manufactured using forced labor or slave labor.

First sponsor: Rep. Hoffman (R - Dist 12)
Others: Rep. Biasiucci (R - Dist 5), Rep. Blackman (R - Dist 6), Rep. Bolick (R - Dist 20), Rep. Burges (R - Dist 1), Rep. Carter (R - Dist 8), Rep. Chaplik (R - Dist 23), Rep. Dunn (R - Dist 13), Rep. Fillmore (R - Dist 16), Rep. Finchem (R - Dist 11), Rep. Grantham (R - Dist 12), Rep. Martinez (R - Dist 11), Rep. Nguyen (R - Dist 1), Rep. Parker (R - Dist 16), Rep. Pingerelli (R - Dist 21), Rep. Wilmeth (R - Dist 15)


 

General Comments (all lists):

2/7/22 LRR - Monitor

H2657: FORCED LABOR; MANUFACTURED GOODS 3/24 from Senate com with amend #4874.
H2674: HOUSING SUPPLY STUDY COMMITTEE (MUNICIPAL ZONING; BY RIGHT HOUSING)

Establishes an 11-member Housing Supply Study Committee to review data on the scope of housing supply, and access and compile ways to address Arizona's housing shortage and mitigate its causes. The Committee is required to submit a report of its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the Legislature by December 31, 2022, and self-repeals July 1, 2023. Emergency clause. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

First sponsor: Rep. Kaiser (R - Dist 15)
Others: Rep. Chavez (D - Dist 29)


 

General Comments (all lists):

2/7/22 LRR - Oppose

2/10/22 PA Oppose

S/E: housing supply study committe

H2674: HOUSING SUPPLY STUDY COMMITTEE 4/25 signed by governor. Chap. 185, Laws 2022. message
H2678: STATE BROADBAND OFFICE

Establishes the State Broadband Office in the Arizona Commerce Authority and establishes responsibilities of Office staff. The Office is required to publish and maintain a state broadband plan and is authorized to develop rules and guidelines to implement this legislation. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

2/7/22 LRR - Support

2/10/22 PA Support

H2678: STATE BROADBAND OFFICE 7/6 signed by governor. Chap. 384, Laws 2022. message
H2679: EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION; SEXUAL HARASSMENT; DEFINITION

For the purpose of employment discrimination statutes, a person who has one or more employees in the current or preceding calendar year and any agent of that person is considered an employer if the person is alleged to have discriminated against anyone for opposing sexual harassment or making a charge, testifying, assisting, or participating in any manner in an investigation, proceeding, or hearing arising from sexual harassment. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

2/7/22 LRR - Monitor

H2679: EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION; SEXUAL HARASSMENT; DEFINITION 4/22 signed by governor. Chap. 169, Laws 2022. message
H2731: REGULATORY SANDBOX; EXPANSION

The regulatory sandbox program is no longer limited to only financial products or services. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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


 
H2731: REGULATORY SANDBOX; EXPANSION 4/25 signed by governor. Chap. 187, Laws 2022. message
H2787: MARICOPA COUNTY; DIVISION; NEW COUNTIES

Divides Maricopa County into four counties by modifying the Maricopa County boundaries and adding three new counties: Hohokam County, Mogollon County, and O'odham County. Maricopa County continues full jurisdictional operation for all four counties until a special election held within 120 days after the effective date of this legislation to elect new county boards of supervisors. Currently elected Maricopa County Supervisors continue in their capacity for the remainder of their term in whichever county their supervisory district is located. The elected boards of supervisors in the three new counties will determine an application process for municipalities to apply to be the county seat, which will be determined at a special election to be held within 120 days from the election of the boards of supervisors. The four counties are authorized to enter into a ten-year shared use agreement for the use of existing shared capital assets. Effective January 1, 2023.

First sponsor: Rep. Hoffman (R - Dist 12)
Others: Rep. Grantham (R - Dist 12), Rep. Kavanagh (R - Dist 23), Sen. Kerr (R - Dist 13), Sen. Livingston (R - Dist 22), Sen. Mesnard (R - Dist 17), Sen. Petersen (R - Dist 12), Rep. Toma (R - Dist 22), Rep. Wilmeth (R - Dist 15)


 

General Comments (all lists):

2-25-22 PA OPPOSE

Dead

H2787: MARICOPA COUNTY; DIVISION; NEW COUNTIES 2/21 from House rules okay.
H2802: HOUSING; EMPLOYMENT; PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS; ANTIDISCRIMINATION

The list of attributes for which a person cannot be discriminated against in employment practices, various housing related statutes, and in places of public accommodation is expanded to include "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" (both defined). Some exceptions, including for religious institutions and properties used for religious purposes. The regulation of discrimination in these areas are of statewide concern and are not subject to further regulation by counties, municipalities, or other political subdivisions. It is unprofessional conduct for a "health provider" (defined) to provide "conversion therapy" (defined as any practice or treatment that seeks to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of a person) to a patient or client who is younger than 18 years of age. Some exceptions.

First sponsor: Rep. Bowers (R - Dist 25)
Others: Rep. Shah (D - Dist 24)


 

General Comments (all lists):

3-11-22 PA Support

Dead

HCR2014: INITIATIVE; REFERENDUM; SIGNATURES; LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS

The 2022 general election ballot is to carry the question of whether to amend the state Constitution to require statewide initiative measures to obtain signatures from 10 percent of the voters from each legislative district in order to propose a statewide measure and to obtain signatures from 15 percent of the voters from each legislative district in order to propose an amendment to the state Constitution. Also requires signatures from 5 percent of the voters from each legislative district in order to order a referendum of any measure enacted by the Legislature.

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/19/22- support

1/28/22 PA- SUPPORT

Mirror - SCR1025

Dead

HCR2014: INITIATIVE; REFERENDUM; SIGNATURES; LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS 2/22 retained on House COW calendar.
HCR2015: INITIATIVES; SUPERMAJORITY VOTE; REQUIREMENT

The 2022 general election ballot is to carry the question of whether to amend the state Constitution to require approval by 60 percent of the votes cast on the measure for an initiative or referendum measure to become law, instead of a majority of the votes cast. AS SENT TO SECRETARY OF STATE

First sponsor: Rep. Dunn (R - Dist 13)
Others: Rep. Biasiucci (R - Dist 5), Rep. Bolick (R - Dist 20), Rep. Carter (R - Dist 8), Rep. Cook (R - Dist 8), Rep. Hoffman (R - Dist 12), Rep. John (R - Dist 4), Rep. Kaiser (R - Dist 15), Rep. Kavanagh (R - Dist 23), Rep. Payne (R - Dist 21), Rep. Wilmeth (R - Dist 15)


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/19/22- support

1/28/22 PA- SUPPORT

Dead

HCR2015: INITIATIVES; SUPERMAJORITY VOTE; REQUIREMENT 6/23 House concurred in Senate amendments and passed on final reading 31-27; ready for Secretary of State.
S1001: EXTORTION; SOCIAL MEDIA MESSAGES (TECH CORRECTION; TAX JUDGES; QUALIFICATIONS)

The definition of theft by extortion, a class 4 (lower mid-level) felony, is modified to include exposing a secret or an asserted fact in a social media message (defined elsewhere in statute), whether true or false, tending to subject anyone to hatred, contempt, or ridicule, or to impair the person's credit or business, unless the threat is based on a plausible claim of right to the property or services obtained or sought to be obtained. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

Adding as it will serve as the striker for the theft by extortion bill- hold for now

2/7/22 LRR - Monitor, revisit 

S/E extortion; social media; messages

2-25-22 PA SUPPORT

S1001: EXTORTION; SOCIAL MEDIA MESSAGES 5/27 signed by governor. Chap. 254, Laws 2022. message
S1047: PROFESSIONAL SPORTING EVENTS; NATIONAL ANTHEM

A "governmental entity" (defined) is prohibited from entering into an agreement with a "professional sports team" (defined) that requires a financial commitment by any governmental entity unless the agreement includes both a written verification that the professional sports team will play the United States national anthem at the beginning of each "sporting event" (defined) held at the professional sports team's home venue, and a penalty if the professional sports team violates that requirement.

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/19/22- monitor

S1047: PROFESSIONAL SPORTING EVENTS; NATIONAL ANTHEM 1/10 referred to Senate com.
S1048: EMERGENCY POWERS; BUSINESS CLOSURE; REPEAL

The list of emergency powers of mayors of incorporated municipalities and chairmen of county boards of supervisors is modified to remove the authority to order the closing of any business. AS PASSED SENATE

First sponsor: Sen. Petersen (R - Dist 12)
Others: Sen. Barto (R - Dist 15), Rep. Bolick (R - Dist 20), Rep. Hoffman (R - Dist 12), Sen. Leach (R - Dist 11), Sen. Mesnard (R - Dist 17), Sen. Rogers (R - Dist 6), Sen. Townsend (R - Dist 16)


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/19/22- monitor

S1048: EMERGENCY POWERS; BUSINESS CLOSURE; REPEAL 2/28 House mil-pub safety held.
S1092: PRODUCT LIABILITY; CIVIL ACTION; LIMITATION

Establishes a list of circumstances under which a product liability action may be commenced or maintained against a seller that is not also a manufacturer of the product at issue, including that the seller failed to exercise reasonable care in assembling, maintaining or repairing the product at issue, and that the seller made an express warranty regarding the product independent of any warranty made by the manufacturer. AS PASSED SENATE

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/19/22- support

1/28/22 PA- SUPPORT

Dead

S1092: PRODUCT LIABILITY; CIVIL ACTION; LIMITATION 3/24 withdrawn from House jud and further referred to House appro.
S1094: PETITION SIGNATURES; DESCRIPTION; INVALIDITY

A circulator of an initiative or referendum petition is required to either read the initiative or referendum description aloud to each person signing before that person signs or to allow the person sufficient time to read the description before the person signs. The circulator must inform the person that reading the description is required so that the person can understand the petition. Each person signing must affirm that the person has heard and understood or read and understood the description before signing the petition. For any person who signs without either hearing or reading the description, the circulator is required to draw a line through the person's signature and the signature is void and cannot be counted.

First sponsor: Sen. Mesnard (R - Dist 17)
Others: Sen. Leach (R - Dist 11)


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/19/22- monitor

S1094: PETITION SIGNATURES; DESCRIPTION; INVALIDITY 3/8 from House rules okay.
S1117: AFFORDABLE HOUSING; PROJECT UNIT SIZE (INSURANCE FEES; DISCLOSURE)

Property used exclusively for affordable rental housing is no longer limited to 200 units or less to qualify for a property tax exemption. AS PASSED SENATE

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/24/22 IH - N/A

S/E AFFORDABLE HOUSING; PROJECT UNIT SIZE

S1117: AFFORDABLE HOUSING; PROJECT UNIT SIZE 3/8 referred to House ways-means.
S1179: VIDEO SERVICE; BOUNDARY CHANGE; DEFINITION (JLBC; ANNUAL REPORT)

For the purpose of county and municipal video service provider regulations, the definition of “video service” is modified to exclude video programming accessed through a service that enables users to access services via the internet, including streaming content, instead of video programming provided solely as part of a service that enables users to access content via the public internet, and the definition of "video service provider" is modified to exclude a provider of video programming accessed through a service that enables users to access services via the internet, including streaming content, and to exclude a provider of direct-to-home satellite services. A video service provider cannot be required to pay license fees on gross revenues within the area encompassed by a county or municipal boundary change for at least 30 days after the notification of a boundary change is provided to the video service provider. The notice of a boundary change must be provided to the contact person and address specified by the video service provider. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

S/E: JLBC; DEBT REPORTING

S1179: VIDEO SERVICE; BOUNDARY CHANGE; DEFINITION 5/2 signed by governor. Chap. 212, Laws 2022.
S1180: FEDERAL FUNDS; REPORTING (TECH CORRECTION; NUISANCE; NONCONFORMING EGGS)

Minor change in Title 3 (Agriculture) related to eggs and egg products. Apparent striker bus.

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

S/E: FEDERAL FUNDS; REPORTING

S1180: FEDERAL FUNDS; REPORTING 3/28 FAILED House appro 5-8.
S1204: MORTGAGE BROKERS; BANKERS; QUALIFICATIONS

If a mortgage broker or mortgage banking licensee is not an Arizona resident, an employee of an affiliated entity or the parent company of the licensee may be designated in the license as the individual responsible for the licensee. The responsible individual is no longer required to be an Arizona resident. A parent company is authorized to apply for and be granted a certificate of exemption on behalf of an entity that allows a responsible individual to reside out of state if the responsible individual meets specified criteria. Defines “generally accepted accounting principles” as United States generally accepted accounting principles issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board or the international financial reporting standards issued by the International Accounting Standards Board. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

First sponsor: Sen. Pace (R - Dist 25)
Others: Rep. Cook (R - Dist 8)


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/19/22- monitor

S1204: MORTGAGE BROKERS; BANKERS; QUALIFICATIONS 4/22 signed by governor. Chap. 172, Laws 2022. message
S1220: PROPERTY; FIREARMS CLAUSES; AGREEMENTS; PROHIBITION

Rental agreements are prohibited from providing that the tenant agrees not to carry, possess, transport or store on the premises a firearm, a part of a firearm or firearm ammunition that is authorized under state or federal law. Applies to the tenant, the tenant's guest, the tenant's dwelling and any parking area or other area open for use by the tenant. Condo associations and homeowners' associations cannot prohibit an owner, member, tenant or guest from carrying, possessing, transporting or storing a firearm, a part of a firearm or firearm ammunition that is authorized under state or federal law in any dwelling, office, parking lot or common element.

First sponsor: Sen. Rogers (R - Dist 6)
Others: Rep. Chaplik (R - Dist 23)


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/19/22- monitor

S1220: PROPERTY; FIREARMS CLAUSES; AGREEMENTS; PROHIBITION 1/19 referred to Senate com.
S1223: PET STORES; PET DEALERS

Counties and municipalities are authorized to enforce specified regulations on pet stores and pet dealers. Deletes the presumption of good faith actions for pet stores or pet dealers if, when placing an order to obtain a dog or cat for sale or resale, the store or dealer conducts a search for inspection reports of the breeder.

First sponsor: Sen. Bowie (D - Dist 18)
Others: Rep. Jermaine (D - Dist 18), Sen. Stahl Hamilton (D - Dist 10)


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/28/22 PA- OPPOSE

Dead

S1223: PET STORES; PET DEALERS 1/19 referred to Senate com.
S1258: GOVERNMENT MEMBERSHIP ORGANIZATIONS; TRANSPARENCY

A paid membership organization composed of the state, counties, municipalities, school districts, or other political subdivisions is added to the definition of "public body" for the purpose of public records laws.

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

2/7/22 LRR - Monitor

Smoldon - purposed amendment 

S1258: GOVERNMENT MEMBERSHIP ORGANIZATIONS; TRANSPARENCY 3/7 FAILED Senate 13-16.
S1363: FOREIGN-COUNTRY JUDGMENTS; APPLICABILITY

The Uniform Foreign-Country Money Judgments Recognition Act does not prevent the recognition under principles of comity or otherwise of a foreign-country judgment that is not within the scope of the Act. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

2/7/22 LRR - Support

2/10/22 PA Support

S1363: FOREIGN-COUNTRY JUDGMENTS; APPLICABILITY 4/19 signed by governor. Chap. 161, Laws 2022. message
S1394: DIFI; BUSINESS NAME; TRADE NAME

An enterprise or a consumer lender is not required to obtain a separate license when doing business under an assumed name or a trade name if the enterprise or consumer lender notifies the Department of Insurance and Financial Institutions in writing before using the assumed name or trade name. Some exceptions. An enterprise or consumer lender is prohibited from using an assumed name or trade name that is so substantially similar to the assumed name or trade name of another licensee that it may cause confusion among the public, or an assumed name or trade name that tends to deceive or mislead the public as to the nature of business that the licensee conducts. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

2/7/22 LRR - Monitor, revisit 

S1394: DIFI; BUSINESS NAME; TRADE NAME 3/23 signed by governor. Chap. 45, Laws 2022. message
S1556: COST RECOVERY; CONTINGENCY FEE CASE

In an action that involves a tort claim or contract, a prevailing defendant is entitled to recover a percentage of the defendant's costs from the plaintiff's attorney that is commensurate with the contingency percentage, if any, that the plaintiff's attorney would have received had the plaintiff prevailed. Establishes a calculation for the reimbursement.

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

2/7/22 LRR - Monitor, confirm precedent prior to support (if supported last year, support current)

S1556: COST RECOVERY; CONTINGENCY FEE CASE 3/2 retained on Senate COW calendar.
S1598: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY; SECURITY; OFFICE

Establishes a Statewide Information Security and Privacy Office in the Arizona Department of Homeland Security (AZDOHS), managed by a statewide chief information security officer. Powers and duties of the Office are established. Modifies the membership of the AZDOHS Regional Advisory Councils by removing a mayor and a county supervisor and changing other council member qualifications. Repeals the AZDOHS Senior Advisory Committee and the Joint Legislative Committee on Border and Homeland Security. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

2/7/22 LRR - Monitor, revisit 

S1598: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY; SECURITY; OFFICE 3/23 signed by governor. Chap. 50, Laws 2022. message
S1614: FINANCIAL INSTITUTION; DEPOSITORIES

Establishes a new chapter in Title 6 (Banks and Financial Institutions) regulating special purpose depository institutions. Special purpose depository institutions are authorized to carry on a nonlending banking business for depositors, and are prohibited from making loans. Establishes requirements for liquid assets, contingency accounts, disclosures, articles of incorporation, initial capital, and surety bonds. A person is prohibited from acting as a special purpose depository institution without obtaining a charter and certificate of authority to operate from the Department of Insurance and Financial Institutions. More. Due to a potential increase in state revenue, this legislation requires the affirmative vote of at least 2/3 of the members of each house of the Legislature for passage, and becomes effective on signature of the Governor.

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

2/7/22 LRR - Monitor, speak with bankers prior to decision 

S1614: FINANCIAL INSTITUTION; DEPOSITORIES 2/1 referred to Senate fin.
SCR1025: INITIATIVE; REFERENDUM; LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS; SIGNATURES

The 2022 general election ballot is to carry the question of whether to amend the state Constitution to require statewide initiative measures to obtain signatures from 10 percent of the voters from each legislative district in order to propose a statewide measure and to obtain signatures from 15 percent of the voters from each legislative district in order to propose an amendment to the state Constitution.

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/28/22 PA- SUPPORT

Mirror - HCR2014

Dead

SCR1025: INITIATIVE; REFERENDUM; LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS; SIGNATURES 2/24 retained on Senate COW calendar.