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55th Legislature - 2nd Regular Session, 2022 Sunday, Sep 25 2022 12:51 AM
Bill Summaries
H2001: LABOR PRODUCTIVITY; COLLECTIVE BARGAINING; STATE PREEMPTION (TECH CORRECTION; VEHICLE ACCIDENT REPORT)

Minor change in Title 28 (Transportation) related to accident report forms. Apparent striker bus.

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

S/E: productivity; collective bargaining; state preemption

2-25-22 PA SUPPORT STRIKER

Dead

H2001: LABOR PRODUCTIVITY; COLLECTIVE BARGAINING; STATE PREEMPTION 2/23 FAILED House 30-29.
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
H2020: VACCINATION MANDATES; EXEMPTIONS

A person is eligible for an exemption from any vaccination requirement for COVID-19 or any variant of COVID-19 that is being enforced in the state of Arizona if the person can produce documented test results that demonstrate the person has antibodies to COVID-19 or any variant of COVID-19, a positive test for COVID-19 or any variant of COVID-19, or a positive T-cell immune response to COVID-19 or any variant of COVID-19. Also repeals statute prohibiting vaccine passports or vaccine requirements, which was deemed unconstitutional by the Arizona Supreme Court in Arizona School Boards Association et al v. State of Arizona.

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/24/22 IH- Oppose

1/28/22 PA- OPPOSE

Dead

H2022: HEALTH EMERGENCIES; TREATMENT; VACCINATIONS; REPEAL

During a state of emergency in which there is an occurrence or the imminent threat of a highly contagious and highly fatal disease, the Governor no longer has the authority to mandate treatment or vaccination of persons who are diagnosed with an illness resulting from exposure or who are reasonably believed to have been exposed or who may reasonably be expected to be exposed.

First sponsor: Rep. Finchem (R - Dist 11)
Others: Sen. Borrelli (R - Dist 5), Rep. Burges (R - Dist 1), Rep. Carter (R - Dist 8), Rep. Diaz (R - Dist 14), Rep. Fillmore (R - Dist 16), Rep. Martinez (R - Dist 11), Rep. Payne (R - Dist 21)


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/24/22 IH- Oppose

1/28/22 PA- OPPOSE

Dead

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
H2029: VACCINATIONS; EVIDENCE OF IMMUNITY; PROHIBITIONS

The state, its "governmental entities," and its "business affiliations" (both defined) are prohibited from requiring any person to receive a vaccination for COVID-19 or any variant of COVID-19 or to possess a COVID-19 immunity passport or other evidence certifying vaccination or immunity status, and are prohibited from discriminating against any person based on not receiving a vaccination for COVID-19 or any variant of COVID-19 or to possess a COVID-19 immunity passport or other evidence certifying vaccination or immunity status. The state and its governmental entities are prohibited from entering into a contract or giving a loan or grant of taxpayer monies to a business affiliation that requires a person to receive a vaccination for COVID-19 or any variant of COVID-19 or to possess a COVID-19 immunity passport or other evidence certifying vaccination or immunity status. A business affiliation that violates these requirements materially breaches its contract with the state or a governmental entity, rendering the contract voidable. Does not apply to health care institutions that are treating patients with COVID-19 or any variant of COVID-19 and that determine that a "direct threat" (defined) exists that cannot be eliminated or reduced by reasonable accommodation. Factors that must be considered to determine a direct threat are listed. Requires the provisions of this legislation to be construed liberally. Severability clause. Also repeals statute prohibiting vaccine passports or vaccine requirements, which was deemed unconstitutional by the Arizona Supreme Court in Arizona School Boards Association et al v. State of Arizona.

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/24/22 IH- Oppose

1/28/22 PA- OPPOSE

Dead

 

H2043: EMPLOYER LIABILITY; COVID-19 VACCINE REQUIREMENT

If an employer denies a religious exemption and requires a person to receive a COVID-19 vaccination as a prerequisite to or requirement for maintaining employment, the employer is liable to the person for damages that result from a significant injury that is caused by receiving the COVID-19 vaccination. A claimant who prevails under this provision must be awarded actual damages, court costs, and reasonable attorney fees or statutory damages of $500,000, whichever is greater, and may also recover exemplary damages. These rights supplement any other rights and remedies provided by law.

First sponsor: Rep. Nguyen (R - Dist 1)
Others: Rep. Biasiucci (R - Dist 5), Rep. Blackman (R - Dist 6), Rep. Bolick (R - Dist 20), Rep. Carroll (R - Dist 22), Rep. Carter (R - Dist 8), Rep. Chaplik (R - Dist 23), Rep. Cook (R - Dist 8), Rep. Diaz (R - Dist 14), Rep. Hoffman (R - Dist 12), Rep. Kaiser (R - Dist 15), Rep. Wilmeth (R - Dist 15)


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/24/22 IH- Oppose 

1/28/22 PA- OPPOSE

H2043: EMPLOYER LIABILITY; COVID-19 VACCINE REQUIREMENT 2/24 retained on House COW calendar.
H2053: DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY; CONTINUATION

The statutory life of the Department of Environmental Quality is extended eight years to July 1, 2030. Retroactive to July 1, 2022. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/19/22- AEW support

1/28/22 PA- SUPPORT

H2053: DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY; CONTINUATION 3/25 signed by governor. Chap. 62, Laws 2022. message
H2055: HARQUAHALA NON-EXPANSION AREA; GROUNDWATER TRANSPORTATION

A public service corporation that is regulated by the Corporation Commission, that holds a certificate of convenience and necessity for water service in an initial active management area, and that owns land eligible to be irrigated in the Harquahala irrigation non-expansion area, as well as this state and a political subdivision of this state, are eligible to transport groundwater away from the Harquahala irrigation non-expansion area for transportation to an initial active management area for its own use or use by the Arizona Water Banking Authority if a list of specified conditions are met. AS PASSED HOUSE

First sponsor: Rep. Griffin (R - Dist 14)
Others: Rep. Bowers (R - Dist 25)


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/19/22- AEW support

1/28/22 PA- SUPPORT

Mirror - S1147

H2055: HARQUAHALA NON-EXPANSION AREA; GROUNDWATER TRANSPORTATION 3/22 from Senate rules okay.
H2056: FIFTH MANAGEMENT PERIOD; EXTENSION

The end of the fifth management period for active management areas is extended ten years to 2035. The deadline for all persons notified pursuant to statute to comply with the applicable irrigation water duty or conservation requirements for the fifth management period is also extended ten years to January 1, 2035.

First sponsor: Rep. Griffin (R - Dist 14)
Others: Rep. Blackman (R - Dist 6), Rep. Bowers (R - Dist 25), Rep. Burges (R - Dist 1)


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/19/22- AEW support

1/28/22 PA- SUPPORT

Dead

H2056: FIFTH MANAGEMENT PERIOD; EXTENSION 1/12 referred to House nat res-energy-water.
H2083: AHCCCS SERVICES; DIABETES MANAGEMENT

The list of medically necessary health and medical services that Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) contractors are required to provide is expanded to include up to 10 program hours annually of diabetes outpatient self-management training services if prescribed by a primary care practitioner in specified circumstances. Monies from the Hospital Assessment Fund cannot be used to provide diabetes outpatient self-management training services. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

First sponsor: Rep. Osborne (R - Dist 13)
Others: Rep. Jermaine (D - Dist 18), Rep. Pawlik (D - Dist 17)


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/24/22 IH - Support

1/28/22 PA- SUPPORT

H2083: AHCCCS SERVICES; DIABETES MANAGEMENT 6/29 signed by governor. Chap. 328, Laws 2022. message
H2101: ELECTRIC ENERGY; RELIABILITY; PUBLIC POLICY

Statutes regulating electric power competition are repealed and replaced, and the chapter heading is changed to "electric energy reliability." "Public power entities" (defined) are required to establish an ombudsman office to investigate retail electric service complaints and adopt rules and procedures to protect the public against deceptive, unfair, and abusive business practices. Public power entities are prohibited from releasing customer-specific information without specific prior written customer authorization, with some exceptions. By January 1, 2024, a public power entity that is an agricultural improvement district is required to offer a "buy-through" (defined) program that meets specified conditions. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

First sponsor: Rep. Griffin (R - Dist 14)
Others: Rep. Abraham (D - Dist 10), Sen. Barto (R - Dist 15), Rep. Blackman (R - Dist 6), Rep. Bolick (R - Dist 20), Sen. Borrelli (R - Dist 5), Rep. Bowers (R - Dist 25), Rep. Burges (R - Dist 1), Rep. Cano (D - Dist 3), Rep. Chavez (D - Dist 29), Rep. Cobb (R - Dist 5), Rep. Cook (R - Dist 8), Rep. Dalessandro (D - Dist 2), Rep. Diaz (R - Dist 14), Rep. Dunn (R - Dist 13), Rep. Espinoza (D - Dist 19), Sen. Fann (R - Dist 1), Rep. Finchem (R - Dist 11), Sen. Gowan (R - Dist 14), Rep. Grantham (R - Dist 12), Sen. Gray (R - Dist 21), Rep. A. Hernandez (D - Dist 3), Rep. John (R - Dist 4), Rep. Kaiser (R - Dist 15), Rep. Kavanagh (R - Dist 23), Sen. Kerr (R - Dist 13), Sen. Leach (R - Dist 11), Rep. Liguori (D - Dist 28), Sen. Livingston (R - Dist 22), Rep. Longdon (D - Dist 24), Rep. Martinez (R - Dist 11), Rep. Meza (D - Dist 30), Rep. Nguyen (R - Dist 1), Sen. Petersen (R - Dist 12), Rep. Pingerelli (R - Dist 21), Rep. Quiñonez (D - Dist 27), Sen. Rios (D - Dist 27), Sen. Shope (R - Dist 8), Rep. Sierra (D - Dist 19), Rep. Toma (R - Dist 22), Sen. Townsend (R - Dist 16), Rep. Weninger (R - Dist 17), Rep. Wilmeth (R - Dist 15)


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/19/22- support

1/28/22 PA- SUPPORT

substituted in Senate for identical bill 1631. FAILED Senate 14-13.

***possible reconsideration, check back to see status

H2101: ELECTRIC ENERGY; RELIABILITY; PUBLIC POLICY 4/26 signed by governor. Chap. 191, Laws 2022. message
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
H2111: APPROPRIATION; HEALTHY FAMILIES PROGRAM

Appropriates $10 million from the general fund in FY2022-23 to the Department of Child Safety for the Healthy Families Program. AS PASSED HOUSE

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

striker: APPROPRIATION; LEARNING; WORKFORCE; STEM

PA SUPPORT

H2111: APPROPRIATION; HEALTHY FAMILIES PROGRAM 3/31 from Senate appro with amend #4912.
H2112: CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION; RACE; ETHNICITY; SEX

Teachers, administrators, or other employees of a school district, charter school, or state agency involved with students and teachers in K-12 are prohibited from using public monies for instruction that promotes or advocates for any form of blame or judgment on the basis of race, ethnicity, or sex. Establishes a list of concepts that these persons are prohibited from allowing instruction in, including that one race, ethnic group, or sex is inherently superior to another and that meritocracy or traits such as hard work ethic are racist or sexist. A teacher who violates this section is subject to disciplinary action, including suspension or revocation of the teacher's certificate. The Attorney General or the county attorney for the county in which an alleged violation occurred may initiate a suit in superior court to enforce compliance. The court is authorized to impose a civil penalty of up to $5,000 per school district, charter school, or state agency where the violation occurs. [Capitol Reports Note: These provisions were originally signed into law as Laws 2021, chapter 404 (part of the FY2021-22 budget), but were deemed unconstitutional by the Arizona Supreme Court in Arizona School Boards Association et al v. State of Arizona.] AS PASSED HOUSE

First sponsor: Rep. Udall (R - Dist 25)
Others: Rep. Bowers (R - Dist 25), Rep. Carroll (R - Dist 22), Rep. Cobb (R - Dist 5), Rep. Grantham (R - Dist 12), Rep. Hoffman (R - Dist 12), Rep. Nguyen (R - Dist 1), Rep. Toma (R - Dist 22)


 

General Comments (all lists):

FDIC Tax Deduction Striker - Support based on 1461 position

H2112: CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION; RACE; ETHNICITY; SEX 3/24 from Senate fin with amend #4853.
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.
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.
H2144: HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE; BIOMARKER TESTING

A health or disability insurer that issues, amends, or renews a subscription contract or insurance policy on or after January 1, 2023 is required to provide coverage for "biomarker testing" (defined) for the purposes of diagnosis, treatment, appropriate management, or ongoing monitoring of a subscriber's disease or condition when the test provides clinical utility as demonstrated by medical and scientific evidence. Insurers are required to ensure that coverage is provided in a manner that limits disruptions in care. The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System Administration and its contractors are required to provide biomarker testing for the same purposes. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/24/22 IH- Oppose 

1/28/22 PA- OPPOSE

H2144: HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE; BIOMARKER TESTING 5/6 signed by governor. Chap. 219, 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.
H2155: HEALTH INFORMATION ORGANIZATIONS; RESEARCH; DISCLOSURES

A health information organization is prohibited from transferring individually identifiable health information or de-identified health information that is accessible through the health information exchange to any person or entity for the purpose of research unless the transfer complies with applicable federal and state laws that regulate the disclosure of individually identifiable health information or de-identified health information for research. If an individual has opted out, the individual's identifiable health information cannot be transferred for research. A person who receives an individual's de-identified health information from a health information organization may not use that de-identified health information, either alone or in combination with other information, to identify the individual.

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/24/22 IH- Support

1/28/22 PA- SUPPORT

Dead

H2155: HEALTH INFORMATION ORGANIZATIONS; RESEARCH; DISCLOSURES 1/18 referred to House hel-hu ser.
H2157: SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS; COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES

Makes the following supplemental appropriations in FY2021-22: $30.12 million from the Children's Health Insurance Program Fund and $1.078 billion of expenditure authority to the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System Administration to implement the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 home and community-based services spending plan and to adjust funding formula requirements; $362.7 million of expenditure authority to the Department of Economic Security Division of Developmental Disabilities to implement the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 home and community-based services spending plan. Makes a supplemental appropriation of $15.1 million of expenditure authority in FY2021-22 to the Department of Child Safety operating lump sum item to continue existing functionality and oversight and to claim available federal monies. Establishes reporting requirements relating to these appropriations. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/24/22 IH- Support

1/28/22 PA- SUPPORT

H2157: SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS; COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES 3/1 signed by governor. Chap 2, Laws 2022. message
H2163: HOSPITALS; CHARGE LIMIT; DRUGS; DEVICES

A hospital is prohibited from charging more than the Medicare part B reimbursement rate, or ten percent over the hospital's acquisition cost if there is no applicable Medicare part B reimbursement rate, for prescription medication or a prescription-only device.

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/24/22 IH- Oppose

1/28/22 PA- OPPOSE

Dead

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
H2183: FIRE INSURANCE; FLOODING; WILDFIRES

A policy of fire insurance covering direct loss by fire under the Arizona standard fire policy is required to include coverage for loss or damage resulting from landslide, mudslide, mudflow ,or debris flow, if the fire is the efficient proximate cause of the loss or damage, the fire ended within 180 days, and coverage would otherwise be provided for the fire. Coverage must be provided under the same terms and conditions as would be provided for the fire. AS PASSED HOUSE

First sponsor: Rep. Cook (R - Dist 8)
Others: Rep. Blackman (R - Dist 6), Rep. Carter (R - Dist 8), Rep. Dunn (R - Dist 13), Rep. Finchem (R - Dist 11), Rep. Payne (R - Dist 21)


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/24/22 IH- Oppose

1/28/22 PA- OPPOSE

S/E wildfires; flooding; fire insurance

H2183: FIRE INSURANCE; FLOODING; WILDFIRES 3/24 from Senate fin with amend #4854.
H2198: EMPLOYEE TERMINATION; COVID-19 VACCINE; COMPENSATION

An employee who is terminated for not receiving a COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment must receive either severance compensation paid by an employer in the amount of the employee's annual salary in one lump sum or installment payments over 12 months, or reemployment with the employer at the same or similar position held on the date the employee was terminated and a reasonable accommodation provided by the employer to the employee. Retroactive to December 1, 2021.

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/24/22 IH- Oppose

1/28/22 PA- OPPOSE

Dead

H2198: EMPLOYEE TERMINATION; COVID-19 VACCINE; COMPENSATION 2/28 House COW approved.
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

H2231: UNIVERSITIES; WATER RIGHTS ADJUDICATION

To the extent permitted by court rule, a university under the jurisdiction of the Arizona Board of Regents is authorized to offer pro bono assistance to claimants who are small landowners in the general stream adjudication of water rights who are not represented by counsel. Any university that offers such assistance is required to cooperate and coordinate with the faculty of a cooperative extension in Arizona that has a program to support the economic vitality of rural communities and the use of natural resources in those communities. By November 15 of each year, a university that offers such assistance is required to submit a written report of assistance activities to the Governor and the Legislature. Emergency clause. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/19/22- support

1/28/22 PA- SUPPORT

H2231: UNIVERSITIES; WATER RIGHTS ADJUDICATION 4/18 signed by governor. Chap. 152, Laws 2022. message
H2272: INSURANCE; SECONDARY SOURCES

A secondary source on insurance does not constitute the law or public policy of Arizona and is not authoritative if the secondary source purports to create, eliminate, expand or restrict a cause of action, right or remedy, or if it conflicts with the U.S. Constitution, state Constitution, state law, Arizona's case law precedent, or other common law that may have been adopted by Arizona. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/24/22 IH- Support

1/28/22 PA- SUPPORT

H2272: INSURANCE; SECONDARY SOURCES 3/30 signed by governor. Chap. 89, Laws 2022. message
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.
H2323: HOMEOWNER'S INSURANCE; DOGS; NONDISCRIMINATION

The "breed" (defined) of a dog cannot be considered in findings of fact or conclusions of law entered by a court or other legal decision maker regarding whether a dog is "aggressive" or "vicious" (both defined) or has created liability. The breed of a dog cannot be the sole factor considered or used for underwriting or actuarial processes for determining risk, liability, actual or potential losses or any other matter related to claims involving dogs under a policy of homeowner's or renter's insurance. Applies to new policies of insurance and renewed policies of insurance issued beginning July 1, 2023. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/24/22 IH- Oppose

1/28/22 PA- OPPOSE

H2323: HOMEOWNER'S INSURANCE; DOGS; NONDISCRIMINATION 5/20 signed by governor. Chap. 243, Laws 2022. message
H2356: EMPLOYERS; BUSINESSES; COVID-19 VACCINE RECORD

A public or private employer that requires employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment is required to accept either a COVID-19 vaccination record or a COVID-19 antibody test. Any business that requires patrons to present documentation regarding COVID-19 vaccination status is required to accept either a COVID-19 vaccination record or a COVID-19 antibody test.

First sponsor: Rep. Biasiucci (R - Dist 5)
Others: Rep. Burges (R - Dist 1), Rep. Carter (R - Dist 8), Rep. Finchem (R - Dist 11), Rep. Martinez (R - Dist 11), Rep. Parker (R - Dist 16), Rep. Pingerelli (R - Dist 21), Rep. Wilmeth (R - Dist 15)


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/24/22 IH- Oppose

1/28/22 PA- OPPOSE

Dead

H2356: EMPLOYERS; BUSINESSES; COVID-19 VACCINE RECORD 1/20 referred to House com.
H2409: MULTI-COUNTY WATER DISTRICTS; STORAGE TAX

The maximum tax levy for water storage of $0.04 per $100 of assessed valuation in a multi-county water conservation district is extended through December 31, 2029, after which the maximum tax levy is reduced to $0.03 per $100 of assess valuation. The delayed repeal of statute authorizing the tax levy is extended five years to January 2, 2035. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/19/22- support

1/28/22 PA- SUPPORT

H2409: MULTI-COUNTY WATER DISTRICTS; STORAGE TAX 4/18 signed by governor. Chap. 154, Laws 2022. message
H2411: COAL COMBUSTION RESIDUALS PROGRAM

Adds a new article to Title 49 (The Environment) allowing the Director of the Department of Environmental Quality to adopt rules to establish and operate a Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) Program equivalent to or at least as protective as the federal CCR Program for the purpose of obtaining approval to operate the federal CCR Program. Federal CCR regulations may be adopted by reference. The rules are required to provide requirements for issuing, denying, suspending, or modifying individual CCR permits, and must include a list of specified provisions. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/19/22- support

1/28/22 PA- SUPPORT

H2411: COAL COMBUSTION RESIDUALS PROGRAM 4/25 signed by governor. Chap. 178, Laws 2022. message
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.
H2450: OUTPATIENT TREATMENT CENTERS; LICENSURE; EXEMPTION

The list of exemptions from licensure and regulation as a health care institution is expanded to include an outpatient treatment center that has the same governing authority as a licensed hospital and that is staffed by licensed health care providers. Does not apply to abortion clinics, pain management clinics, or if patients are kept overnight or are treated under general anesthesia that is not regulated under dentistry statutes. An outpatient treatment center that is exempt from licensure under these provisions is subject to reasonable inspection by the Department of Health Services (DHS) if the DHS Director has reasonable cause to believe that patient harm is or may be occurring at that center. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/24/22 IH- Support

1/28/22 PA- SUPPORT

H2450: OUTPATIENT TREATMENT CENTERS; LICENSURE; EXEMPTION 4/13 signed by governor. Chap. 128, Laws 2022. message
H2452: ANTIDISCRIMINATION; EMPLOYMENT; VACCINATION STATUS

he 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 "vaccination status" (defined).

First sponsor: Rep. Carter (R - Dist 8)
Others: Rep. Biasiucci (R - Dist 5), Rep. Blackman (R - Dist 6), Rep. Bolick (R - Dist 20), Rep. Chaplik (R - Dist 23), Rep. Diaz (R - Dist 14), Rep. Dunn (R - Dist 13), Rep. Fillmore (R - Dist 16), Rep. Finchem (R - Dist 11), Rep. Kavanagh (R - Dist 23), Rep. Martinez (R - Dist 11), Rep. Nguyen (R - Dist 1), Rep. Parker (R - Dist 16), Rep. Wilmeth (R - Dist 15)


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/24/22 IH- Oppose

1/28/22 PA- OPPOSE

Dead

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.
H2474: REFUSING TREATMENT; RIGHT; REQUIREMENTS

A health care institution is prohibited from imposing any mode of treatment, including vaccination, on a patient who declines the treatment and is prohibited from threatening to withhold any service from a patient as a result of the refusal. A patient has the right to leave a health care institution at any time. A health care institution in violation is required to pay damages of $20,000 per violation per patient, adjusted for inflation, in addition to the reasonable attorney fees and costs of suit. Contains a legislative intent section.

First sponsor: Rep. Carroll (R - Dist 22)
Others: Sen. Barto (R - Dist 15), Rep. Biasiucci (R - Dist 5), Rep. Blackman (R - Dist 6), Rep. Bolick (R - Dist 20), Rep. Burges (R - Dist 1), Rep. Cook (R - Dist 8), Rep. Diaz (R - Dist 14), Rep. Dunn (R - Dist 13), Rep. Fillmore (R - Dist 16), 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 IH - oppose

1/28/22 PA- OPPOSE

Mirror - S1393

Dead

H2474: REFUSING TREATMENT; RIGHT; REQUIREMENTS 1/24 referred to House jud.
H2475: EMPLOYERS; COVID-19 VACCINE MANDATE; PROHIBITION

An employer is prohibited from requiring an employee to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as a condition or benefit of employment, promotion or any form of compensation. Does not prohibit any employer from providing a onetime financial incentive to employees who receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Any employee who has an interest that is or may be adversely affected may commence a civil action in superior court on the person's own behalf against an employer that violates this section. An employer that violates this section must pay statutory damages in the amount of $20,000 per violation per employee, adjusted annually by the percentage change for the previous year in the average consumer price index.

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/24/22 IH- Oppose

1/28/22 PA- OPPOSE

Dead

H2475: EMPLOYERS; COVID-19 VACCINE MANDATE; PROHIBITION 1/24 referred to House jud.
H2486: HEALTH PROVIDERS; INSURERS; ESTIMATED COSTS

Beginning January 1, 2023, a health insurer that offers a health care plan in Arizona is required to establish a comparable health care service incentive program that includes an interactive mechanism on its publicly accessible website or a toll-free telephone number that enables an enrollee to request and obtain information on the payments made to network health care facilities or health care providers for comparable health care services as well as quality data for those facilities or providers to the extent available. Beginning with the next health insurance rate filing after the effective date of this legislation, a health insurer that offers a health care plan in Arizona is required to establish a shared savings program for all health care plans it offers in Arizona in the individual and small group market and that are not offered on a health care exchange. The shared savings program must directly incentivize enrollees to shop for care provided by in-network health care providers or facilities for comparable health care services less than the average amount paid by the health insurer.

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/24/22 IH- Oppose

1/28/22 PA- OPPOSE

Dead

H2486: HEALTH PROVIDERS; INSURERS; ESTIMATED COSTS 1/24 referred to House hel-hu ser.
H2490: PHARMACISTS; PROVIDERS; COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE AGREEMENTS

Licensed pharmacists are authorized to enter into a "collaborative practice agreement" (defined) with a "provider" (defined) to initiate, monitor, and modify drug therapy or provide disease management assistance. Collaborative practice agreements are required to outline the duties that the provider is delegating to the pharmacist to perform, and specify the medical conditions to be managed by the pharmacist. A provider who enters into a collaborative practice agreement is required to have a previously established provider-patient relationship with a patient in order for that patient to be eligible to be included under the collaborative practice agreement. Repeals statute regulating a pharmacist initiating, monitoring and modifying drug therapy and use. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/24/22 IH- Support

1/28/22 PA- SUPPORT

H2490: PHARMACISTS; PROVIDERS; COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE AGREEMENTS 3/30 signed by governor. Chap. 98, Laws 2022. message
H2528: AREA AGENCIES ON AGING; APPROPRIATION

Appropriates $1.5 million from the general fund in FY2022-23 to the Department of Economic Security to distribute to area agencies on aging for home and community-based services. The Legislature intends that this appropriation be considered ongoing funding in future years.

First sponsor: Rep. A. Hernandez (D - Dist 3)
Others: Rep. Blackwater-Nygren (D - Dist 7), Rep. Bolding (D - Dist 27), Rep. Cano (D - Dist 3), Rep. Chavez (D - Dist 29), Rep. Cobb (R - Dist 5), Rep. Dunn (R - Dist 13), Sen. Gonzales (D - Dist 3), Rep. John (R - Dist 4), Rep. Longdon (D - Dist 24), Rep. Meza (D - Dist 30), Rep. Pawlik (D - Dist 17), Rep. Schwiebert (D - Dist 20)


 

General Comments (all lists):

STRIKER: HOUSING TRUST FUND; FEDERAL MONIES

H2528: AREA AGENCIES ON AGING; APPROPRIATION 3/31 from Senate appro with amend #4914.
H2569: PRESCRIPTION DRUG COVERAGE; LIMITATIONS

A pharmacy benefit manager, health insurer, or third-party payor is prohibited from requiring a "clinician-administered drug" (defined) to be dispensed by a pharmacy as a condition of coverage, and from covering a prescription drug as a different benefit or tier if the drug is dispensed or administered at the prescriber's office or any other outpatient clinical setting. Applies to contracts entered into, amended, extended, or renewed on or after the effective date of this legislation.

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/24/22 IH- Monitor (Tabled for 01/28/22 meeting with Public Affairs)

1/28/22 PA- OPPOSE

Dead

H2569: PRESCRIPTION DRUG COVERAGE; LIMITATIONS 1/25 referred to House hel-hu ser.
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.
H2611: VACCINATIONS; MASKS; REQUIREMENTS; ENFORCEMENT PROHIBITION

The state, any political subdivision that receives and uses state tax revenues, or any person doing business in Arizona is prohibited from enforcing on a student without parental consent or on an employee any requirement that the person receive a vaccination for COVID-19 or any variant of COVID-19 or wear a mask. Violations are a class 1 (highest) misdemeanor. The county attorney is authorized to prosecute violations.

First sponsor: Rep. Burges (R - Dist 1)
Others: Rep. Biasiucci (R - Dist 5), Rep. Blackman (R - Dist 6), Rep. Carter (R - Dist 8), Rep. Chaplik (R - Dist 23), Rep. Cook (R - Dist 8), Rep. Diaz (R - Dist 14), Rep. Fillmore (R - Dist 16), Rep. Finchem (R - Dist 11), Rep. Kaiser (R - Dist 15), Rep. Kavanagh (R - Dist 23), Sen. Livingston (R - Dist 22), Rep. Martinez (R - Dist 11), Rep. Payne (R - Dist 21), Rep. Pingerelli (R - Dist 21), Sen. Townsend (R - Dist 16), Rep. Wilmeth (R - Dist 15)


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/28/22 PA- OPPOSE

Dead

H2611: VACCINATIONS; MASKS; REQUIREMENTS; ENFORCEMENT PROHIBITION 1/31 referred to House jud.
H2623: ANTIDISCRIMINATION; VACCINATION STATUS; IMMUNITY PASSPORTS

he 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 "vaccination status" and possession of an "immunity passport" (both defined). Severability clause. Emergency clause.

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/28/22 PA- OPPOSE

Dead

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.
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
H2685: TRANSPORTATION TAX; ELECTION; MARICOPA COUNTY (ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE; REQUIREMENTS)

Beginning January 1, 2026, if approved by the voters at a countywide election, a county with a population of 3 million or more persons (Maricopa) is required to levy a transportation excise tax of up to ten percent of the transaction privilege tax rate as of January 1, 1990. The tax levied will be in effect for 25 years. The regional planning agency in the county is required to develop and adopt a multimodal transportation plan. The plan must specify the distribution of net revenues from the tax levy, with 59.6 percent of revenues distributed to the Regional Area Road Fund and 40.4 percent of revenues to the Public Transportation Fund. No more than 14 percent of the revenues may be spent on light rail systems. The plan is required to allocate at least $90 million for implementation of commercial motor vehicle parking by December 31, 2049. During the period beginning four years before an existing county transportation excise tax would otherwise be discontinued and ending three years before that date, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is required to call a countywide election for the extension and levy of a county transportation excise tax as authorized by this legislation. Establishes requirements for the ballot and publicity pamphlet for the election. Severability clause. AS VETOED BY GOVERNOR. In his veto message, the Governor stated that now is not the time to ask voters in Arizona to tax themselves, and that this legislation is not responsible and transparent.

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

2/10/22 PA Oppose

striker for Prop 400e- SUPPORT

H2685: TRANSPORTATION TAX; ELECTION; MARICOPA COUNTY 7/6 VETOED message.
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
H2693: TAX CREDIT; CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS; ADJUSTMENT

For tax years beginning with 2023, the Department of Revenue is required to adjust the dollar amounts of the tax credit for contributions to qualifying charitable organizations according to the average annual change in the metropolitan Phoenix consumer price index. The dollar amounts cannot be revised below the amounts for the prior tax year. Modifies eligibility requirements for qualifying charitable organizations. Retroactive to January 1, 2022. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

2/7/22 BT - Support

2/10/22 PA Support

H2693: TAX CREDIT; CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS; ADJUSTMENT 7/6 signed by governor. Chap. 385, Laws 2022. message
H2728: APPROPRIATIONS; ADOT; TIER 2 STUDIES

Appropriates the following amounts from the general fund in FY2022-23 to the Department of Transportation to conduct tier 2 studies for the following projects: $25 million for Interstate 11 in Maricopa County, $19 million for the North-South Corridor in Pinal County, and $14 million for the Sonoran Corridor in Pima County.

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

2-22-22 TI N/A

2-25-22 PA SUPPORT

H2728: APPROPRIATIONS; ADOT; TIER 2 STUDIES 3/16 from Senate appro with amend #4762.
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

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.
H2822: PERSONAL PROPERTY; ADDITIONAL DEPRECIATION

For personal property that is initially classified during or after tax year 2022 as class one, class two (P), or class 6, the county assessor is required to use a valuation factor of 2.5 percent. Previously, the valuation ranged from 25 percent of the scheduled depreciated value in the first tax year of assessment to 89 percent of the scheduled depreciated value in the fifth tax year of assessment. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

3-11-22 PA Support

H2822: PERSONAL PROPERTY; ADDITIONAL DEPRECIATION 3/30 signed by governor. Chap. 103, Laws 2022. message
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

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.
HCR2031: EMPLOYEE BENEFITS; COMPENSATION; STATE PREEMPTION

The 2022 general election ballot is to carry the question of whether to amend the state Constitution to declare that the regulation of employee benefits is of statewide concern and not subject to further regulation by a political subdivision.

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

2/10/22 PA Support

HCR2031: EMPLOYEE BENEFITS; COMPENSATION; STATE PREEMPTION 6/22 Senate COW approved with flr amend #5088.
HCR2039: SCHOOL DISTRICT EXPENDITURES; AUTHORIZATION.

The Legislature authorizes school districts to spend local revenues in the amount of $1,154,028,997 in excess of the expenditure limitation prescribed pursuant to the state Constitution in FY2021-22. This authorization is effective only on the approval of this resolution by at least 2/3 of the membership of each house of the Legislature by roll call vote on or before March 1, 2022. AS SENT TO SECRETARY OF STATE

First sponsor: Rep. Bowers (R - Dist 25)
Others: Rep. Bolding (D - Dist 27)


 
HCR2039: SCHOOL DISTRICT EXPENDITURES; AUTHORIZATION. 2/21 substituted in Senate for identical bill SCR1050. Passed Senate 23-6; 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
S1004: REMOTE SELLERS; TPT; ADMINISTRATION (TECH CORRECTION; PRISONERS; MENTAL DISORDERS)

Minor change in Title 31 (Prisons and Prisoners) related to examination of prisoners. Apparent striker bus.

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

Neutral

S/e: REMOTE SELLERS; TPT; ADMINISTRATION

Dead

S1004: REMOTE SELLERS; TPT; ADMINISTRATION 2/28 Senate COW approved with amend #4399 and flr amend #4572. NOTE SHORT TITLE CHANGE.
S1016: PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY; PHARMACISTS; OFF-LABEL USE (PHARMACIES; OFF-LABEL USE; REFUSAL PROHIBITION)

During a proclaimed public health state of emergency, a pharmacy is prohibited from refusing to fill a prescription order for a prescription-only drug that is being prescribed for an "off-label use" (defined) and that is potentially life saving.

First sponsor: Sen. Townsend (R - Dist 16)


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/24/22 IH- Oppose 

1/28/22 PA- OPPOSE

S/E prescriptions; public health emergency 

Dead

S1016: PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY; PHARMACISTS; OFF-LABEL USE 3/14 FAILED Senate 14-15.
S1052: MEDICAL PROCEDURES; PROHIBITIONS

The state, any political subdivision of the state that receives and uses tax revenues, and any person doing business in Arizona are prohibited from requiring any Arizona resident to submit to a medical procedure, including a vaccination, if a potential complication from or adverse reaction to the medical procedure may cause the person's death. Also repeals statute prohibiting state and local governments from establishing a COVID-19 vaccine passport, from requiring any person to be vaccinated for COVID-19, and from requiring a business to obtain proof of the COVID-19 vaccination status of any patron entering the business establishment, which was originally signed into law as Laws 2021, chapter 409 (part of the FY2021-22 budget), but was deemed unconstitutional by the Arizona Supreme Court in Arizona School Boards Association et al v. State of Arizona.

First sponsor: Sen. Townsend (R - Dist 16)
Others: Rep. Blackman (R - Dist 6)


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/24/22 IH- Oppose

1/28/22 PA- OPPOSE

Dead

S1052: MEDICAL PROCEDURES; PROHIBITIONS 1/10 referred to Senate hel-hu ser.
S1053: RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION; VACCINE; VIOLATION; CLASSIFICATION

It is a class 2 (mid-level) misdemeanor for a person to knowingly violate statute requiring an employer to provide a reasonable accommodation to an employee whose sincerely held religious beliefs prevent the employee from taking the COVID-19 vaccination.

First sponsor: Sen. Townsend (R - Dist 16)
Others: Rep. Blackman (R - Dist 6)


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/24/22 IH- Oppose

1/28/22 PA- OPPOSE

Dead

S1053: RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION; VACCINE; VIOLATION; CLASSIFICATION 2/23 passed Senate 16-12; ready for House.
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.
S1078: TECH CORRECTION; HOME HEALTH AGENCIES

Minor change in Title 36 (Public Health and Safety) related to home health agency licensure. Apparent striker bus.

First sponsor: Sen. Barto (R - Dist 15)


 

General Comments (all lists):

Medical information employer liabilty striker - OPPOSE

S/E confidential medical information

Dead

S1078: TECH CORRECTION; HOME HEALTH AGENCIES 2/24 retained on Senate COW calendar.
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.
S1093: PROPERTY TAX; CLASS ONE; EQUALIZATION ASSISTANCE

Reduces the assessed valuation of class one property for property tax purposes to 15.5 percent in 2026 and 15 percent in 2027 and after, from 16 percent. Establishes reduced state equalization assistance property tax rates for tax years 2022 through 2027. Establishes a maximum fire district property tax rate of $3.75 per $100 of assessed valuation for tax year 2024. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

First sponsor: Sen. Mesnard (R - Dist 17)
Others: Sen. Leach (R - Dist 11), Sen. Livingston (R - Dist 22)


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/19/22- Support

1/28/22 PA- SUPPORT

S1093: PROPERTY TAX; CLASS ONE; EQUALIZATION ASSISTANCE 4/22 signed by governor. Chap. 171, Laws 2022. message
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.
S1157: ASBESTOS CLAIMS; REQUIRED INFORMATION; LIABILITY

In any action involving a personal injury claim arising from exposure to asbestos, a plaintiff is required to file a sworn statement within 30 days after any asbestos action is filed. The sworn statement is required to specify the facts that provide the basis for each claim against each defendant and must include all of a list of specific information. On motion by a defendant, the court is required to dismiss a plaintiff's claim without prejudice if the plaintiff fails to comply with these requirements or dismiss the claim as to any defendant whose product or premises is not identified in the required disclosures. Applies to personal injury claims arising from exposure to asbestos that are filed on or after the effective date of this legislation. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

First sponsor: Sen. Leach (R - Dist 11)
Others: Sen. Borrelli (R - Dist 5), Sen. Kerr (R - Dist 13), Sen. Livingston (R - Dist 22), Sen. Shope (R - Dist 8)


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/24/22 IH- Support

1/28/22 PA- SUPPORT

Mirror - H2253

S1157: ASBESTOS CLAIMS; REQUIRED INFORMATION; LIABILITY 4/25 signed by governor. Chap. 188, Laws 2022. message
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.
S1161: PRESCRIPTION DRUG COVERAGE; STEERING PROHIBITION

A pharmacy benefit manager is prohibited from steering or directing a patient to use the pharmacy benefit manager's affiliated provider through any oral or written communication, from requiring a patient to use the pharmacy benefit manager's affiliated provider in order for the patient to receive the maximum benefit for the service under the patient's health benefits plan, and from requiring or inducing a patient to use the pharmacy benefit manager's affiliated provider, including by providing for reduced cost sharing if the patient uses the affiliated provider. A pharmacy benefit manager, health insurer or third-party payor is prohibited from requiring a clinician-administered drug to be dispensed by a pharmacy, including by an affiliated provider, as a condition of coverage. Applies to contracts entered into, amended, extended, or renewed on or after the effective date of this legislation. Severability clause.

First sponsor: Sen. Barto (R - Dist 15)


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/24/22 IH- Monitor (Tabled for 01/28/22 meeting with Public Affairs)

1/28/22 PA- OPPOSE

Dead

S1161: PRESCRIPTION DRUG COVERAGE; STEERING PROHIBITION 1/19 from Senate hel-hu ser do pass.
S1191: UNION LABOR; PROHIBITION; PREVAILING WAGE (CIVIL ACTIONS; VIRTUAL COURT APPEARANCE)

Counties and municipalities are prohibited from requiring the use of or the preference for union labor as a condition for approving a zoning permit, zoning variance, rezoning application, general plan amendment, or other permit or land use requirement. State agencies and political subdivisions are prohibiting from requiring any public works contract contractor, subcontractor, or supplier 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, or to demonstrate the existence of a labor management agreement or similar management practice, or to demonstrate labor organization status. AS PASSED SENATE

First sponsor: Sen. Petersen (R - Dist 12)


 

General Comments (all lists):

2/10/22 PA Support striker S/E Prevailing Wage

S/E union labor; prohibition; prevailing wage

 

S1191: UNION LABOR; PROHIBITION; PREVAILING WAGE 6/23 House COW approved.
S1192: APPROPRIATION; INTERSTATE 10; VEHICLE LANES

Makes a supplemental appropriation in FY2021-22 of $59.6 million from the general fund in FY2021-22 to the Department of Transportation to design and construct one additional eastbound and one additional westbound vehicle lane, separated by a lighted median, on Interstate 10 between State Route 85 and Citrus Road. AS PASSED SENATE

First sponsor: Sen. Livingston (R - Dist 22)
Others: Sen. Barto (R - Dist 15), Rep. Biasiucci (R - Dist 5), Sen. Borrelli (R - Dist 5), Sen. Bowie (D - Dist 18), Sen. Boyer (R - Dist 20), Rep. Carroll (R - Dist 22), Sen. Contreras (D - Dist 19), Rep. Dunn (R - Dist 13), Sen. Fann (R - Dist 1), Rep. Fernandez (D - Dist 4), Sen. Gabaldon (D - Dist 2), Sen. Gonzales (D - Dist 3), Sen. Gowan (R - Dist 14), Sen. Gray (R - Dist 21), Sen. Hatathlie (D - Dist 7), Rep. John (R - Dist 4), Sen. Kerr (R - Dist 13), Sen. Leach (R - Dist 11), Sen. Marsh (D - Dist 28), Sen. Otondo (D - Dist 4), Sen. Pace (R - Dist 25), Rep. Payne (R - Dist 21), Sen. Quezada (D - Dist 29), Sen. Rios (D - Dist 27), Sen. Shope (R - Dist 8), Rep. Sierra (D - Dist 19), Sen. Stahl Hamilton (D - Dist 10), Sen. Steele (D - Dist 9), Sen. Terán (D - Dist 30), Rep. Toma (R - Dist 22)


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/25/22 TI - Support

1/28/22 PA- SUPPORT

 

S1192: APPROPRIATION; INTERSTATE 10; VEHICLE LANES 3/17 from House appro do pass.
S1193: APPROPRIATION; LOOP 101; SCREEN WALL

Appropriates $7.25 million from the general fund in FY2022-23 to the Department of Transportation to design and construct a screen wall on the eastbound portion of Loop 101 in the vicinity of Sixteenth Street.

First sponsor: Sen. Boyer (R - Dist 20)
Others: Rep. Bolick (R - Dist 20), Sen. Borrelli (R - Dist 5), Rep. Nguyen (R - Dist 1), Rep. Schwiebert (D - Dist 20)


 

General Comments (all lists):

3-11-22 PA Support

S1193: APPROPRIATION; LOOP 101; SCREEN WALL 3/24 from House appro do pass.
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.
S1239: APPROPRIATION; WIDENING; I-10

Appropriates $400 million from the general fund in FY2022-23 to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) to widen Interstate 10 between Chandler and Casa Grande. ADOT is required to use the monies for construction-related activities, including drawing down federal matching monies for the project. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/25/22 TI - Support

1/28/22 PA- SUPPORT

S1239: APPROPRIATION; WIDENING; I-10 5/4 signed by governor. Chap. 218, Laws 2022 message
S1254: MEDICAL PRODUCT; PROCEDURE; MANDATES; LIABILITY

An employer that mandates or coerces its employees to receive a "medical product" or "medical procedure" (both defined), the employer is liable to an employee for any injury and all damages that are caused by the medical product or medical procedure, and is liable to an employee's dependent for the death of the employee if the death resulted from the mandated or coerced medical product or medical procedure. Establishes a presumption that the medical product or medical procedure caused an injury if the injury arises within 120 days after receiving the product or procedure.

First sponsor: Sen. Rogers (R - Dist 6)
Others: Sen. Borrelli (R - Dist 5), Sen. Gowan (R - Dist 14), Sen. Townsend (R - Dist 16)


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/24/22 IH - Oppose

1/28/22 PA- OPPOSE

Dead

S1254: MEDICAL PRODUCT; PROCEDURE; MANDATES; LIABILITY 2/14 withdrawn from Senate com.
S1264: INTERNAL REVENUE CODE; CONFORMITY

For the purpose of Title 42 (Taxation), the definition of "Internal Revenue Code" is updated to mean the U.S. Internal Revenue Code in effect as of January 1, 2022. For the purpose of Title 43 (Taxation of Income), the definition of "Internal Revenue Code" for tax year 2022 means the U.S. Internal Revenue Code in effect on January 1, 2022. For the purpose of Title 43 (Taxation of Income), the definition of "Internal Revenue Code" for tax years beginning January 1, 2021 means the U.S. Internal Revenue Code in effect on March 11, 2021, including those provisions of the federal PPP Extension Act of 2021 and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that are retroactively effective during tax year 2021. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

2/7/22 BT - Support

2/10/22 PA Support

S1264: INTERNAL REVENUE CODE; CONFORMITY 3/23 signed by governor. Chap. 41, Laws 2022. message
S1269: CONFORMITY; INTERNAL REVENUE CODE

For the purpose of Title 42 (Taxation), the definition of "Internal Revenue Code" is updated to mean the U.S. Internal Revenue Code in effect as of January 1, 2022. For the purpose of Title 43 (Taxation of Income), the definition of "Internal Revenue Code" for tax year 2022 means the U.S. Internal Revenue Code in effect on January 1, 2022. AS PASSED SENATE

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

2/7/22 BT - Support

2/10/22 PA Support

Now: school finance revision-- hold on position

S1269: CONFORMITY; INTERNAL REVENUE CODE 3/29 from House appro with amend #4889.
S1309: HEALTH PROFESSIONALS; TEMPORARY LICENSES; EXTENSION (GROUP HOME MONITORING; COMPLEX NEEDS)

Any temporary license that was issued by a health profession regulatory board to a health professional during the Governor's declaration of emergency related to COVID-19 and that was active on March 1, 2022 does not expire until January 1, 2023. Self-repeals July 1, 2023. Emergency clause. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

First sponsor: Sen. Barto (R - Dist 15)


 

General Comments (all lists):

3-11-22 PA Support S/E Temporary Licenses; Health Professionals; Extension

S1309: HEALTH PROFESSIONALS; TEMPORARY LICENSES; EXTENSION 3/25 signed by governor. Chap. 77, Laws 2022. message
S1322: TPT; USE TAX; HYDROGEN; EXEMPTION (CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION TAX CREDIT; INFLATION)

The list of exemptions from the retail classification of transaction privilege and use taxes is expanded to include gross proceeds of sales or gross income from sales of hydrogen used to propel a motor vehicle, and sales of hydrogen sold to a qualified environmental technology manufacturer, producer, or processor and directly used in generating energy for environmental technology manufacturing, producing, or processing. The list of deductions from the tax base is expanded to include pipes or valves four inches in diameter or larger used to transport hydrogen and machinery or equipment employed in connection with producing or transmitting hydrogen. Applies to taxable periods beginning on or after the first day of the month following the effective date of this legislation. AS PASSED HOUSE

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

2/7/22 BT - Support

2/10/22 PA Support

S1322: TPT; USE TAX; HYDROGEN; EXEMPTION 6/24 Senate concurred in House amendments. FAILED Senate on final reading 14-11.
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.
S1356: TRANSPORTATION TAX; ELECTION; MARICOPA COUNTY

If approved by the voters at a countywide election and beginning January 1, 2026, a county with a population of 3 million or more persons (Maricopa) is required to levy a tax of up to ten percent of the transaction privilege tax rate as of January 1, 2022. The tax levied will be in effect for 25 years. The regional planning agency in the county is required to develop and adopt a multimodal transportation plan. The plan must specify the distribution of net revenues from the tax levy, with 59.6 percent of revenues distributed to the Regional Area Road Fund and 40.4 percent of revenues to the Public Transportation Fund. No more than 14 percent of the revenues may be spent on light rail systems. The plan is required to allocate at least $90 million for implementation of commercial motor vehicle parking by December 31, 2049. Before November 8, 2022, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is required to call a countywide election for the extension and levy of a county transportation excise tax as authorized by this legislation. Establishes requirements for the ballot and publicity pamphlet for the election. Emergency clause. AS PASSED SENATE

First sponsor: Sen. Pace (R - Dist 25)
Others: Rep. Carroll (R - Dist 22)


 

General Comments (all lists):

Support based off mirror 2598

1/28/22 PA- SUPPORT

Mirror - H2598

S1356: TRANSPORTATION TAX; ELECTION; MARICOPA COUNTY 3/24 from House trans do pass.
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
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
S1393: REFUSING TREATMENT; RIGHT; REQUIREMENTS

A hospital is prohibited from imposing any mode of treatment for COVID-19 or any variant of COVID-19, including vaccination, on a patient who declines the treatment. A patient has the right to leave a hospital at any time. If the patient becomes incapacitated, a person authorized to act on the patient's behalf may exercise this right on the patient's behalf. Does not apply to the Arizona State Hospital or court-ordered mental health treatment. A hospital is required to notify a patient of these rights. The superior court is required to hear claims for a violation of a patient's right to leave a hospital within 48 hours, excluding holidays and weekends. Does not apply to a minor child. Contains a legislative intent section. AS PASSED SENATE

First sponsor: Sen. Barto (R - Dist 15)
Others: Sen. Kerr (R - Dist 13), Sen. Livingston (R - Dist 22), Sen. Petersen (R - Dist 12)


 

General Comments (all lists):

1/28/22 PA- OPPOSE

Mirror - H2474

Dead

S1393: REFUSING TREATMENT; RIGHT; REQUIREMENTS 3/23 House jud held.
S1413: PHARMACISTS; PRESCRIPTIONS; REFUSAL; PROHIBITION

A pharmacist is prohibited from refusing to fill any valid prescription order written by any licensed health care provider. A pharmacist's refusal to fill a valid prescription order is an act of unprofessional conduct.

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

2-21-22 IH Oppose

2-25-22 PA OPPOSE

Dead

S1413: PHARMACISTS; PRESCRIPTIONS; REFUSAL; PROHIBITION 1/26 referred to Senate hel-hu ser.
S1494: COVID-19 VACCINE; UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE

The Department of Economic Security is prohibited from disqualifying an individual from receiving unemployment insurance benefits on the basis of the individual's separation from employment if the individual was terminated from employment for not receiving a COVID-19 vaccine or COVID-19 booster shot required by the employer. Unemployment insurance benefits paid to an individual in this circumstances cannot be charged against an employer's account if the employer's requirement that employees receive the COVID-19 vaccine or COVID-19 booster shot is required by law. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

Neutral but make sure conforms to cuurent DES practice

S1494: COVID-19 VACCINE; UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE 7/6 signed by governor. Chap. 360, Laws 2022. message
S1567: EMPLOYERS; VACCINATIONS; RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION (VACCINATIONS; PROHIBITIONS; EVIDENCE OF IMMUNITY)

Employers are prohibited from discriminating against an employee regarding employment, wages, or benefits based on the employee's vaccination status, and from inquiring into the veracity of an employee's religious beliefs. Employers are required to allow employees to claim a religious exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination mandate using a specified form. Employers are prohibited from creating a database of religious exemption requests. Employees of a health care institution are authorized to file a complaint with the Department of Health Services (DHS) if the health care institution did not offer the employee a religious exemption form or improperly applied or denied the employee's religious exemption and the employee's employment was terminated. DHS is required to investigate all complaints. If DHS finds the complaint valid, DHS is required to notify the health care institution and allow the employer the opportunity to correct the noncompliance. AS PASSED SENATE

First sponsor: Sen. Barto (R - Dist 15)


 

General Comments (all lists):

2-21-22 IH Oppose

S/E employers; vaccinations; religious exemption

2-25-22 PA OPPOSE STRIKER

Hold - Senate majority

S1567: EMPLOYERS; VACCINATIONS; RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION 3/24 from House jud with amend #4872.
S1592: GOVERNOR'S DECLARATION; FISCAL IMPACT ANALYSIS

In any year in which the Governor has initially declared a state of war emergency or state of emergency for a public health emergency, the State Treasurer is prohibited from withholding any amount from the Arizona Convention Center Development Fund from an eligible city for that year. In conducting the analysis or estimate of the economic impact of any project eligible for monies from the Fund in subsequent years following the emergency declaration, the Auditor General is required to assume that the eligible city satisfied the minimum required attendance in the year of the emergency declaration and the year following that declaration, and that the incremental revenues to the general fund in any year of the initial emergency declaration and the year following that declaration at least equaled the amount of distributions by the state. Retroactive to January 1, 2020. AS VETOED BY GOVERNOR. In his veto message, the Governor questioned the need for this legislation and stated his belief that this legislation fails to consider important context.

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

2/7/22 BT - Support

2/10/22 PA Support

S1592: GOVERNOR'S DECLARATION; FISCAL IMPACT ANALYSIS 7/6 VETOED message.
S1630: SCHOOL BUSES; STUDENT TRANSPORTATION; VEHICLES

A school district or charter school in Arizona or a privately owned and operated entity that is contracted for compensation with a school district or charter school in Arizona is authorized to use a motor vehicle that is designed to carry at least 11 and not more than 15 passengers or a motor vehicle that is designed as a type A or type B school bus to transport students to or from home or school on a regularly scheduled basis. The Department of Public Safety is required to adopt rules prescribing minimum standards for the design, equipment, and periodic inspection and maintenance of these motor vehicles. Drivers of these vehicles do not need to possess or obtain a commercial driver license unless required by state or federal law. School districts are authorized to include route mileage and the number of riders to calculate transportation support level funding for transporting eligible students using motor vehicles. Increases the membership of the Student Transportation Advisory Council to 13, from 9, and requires the Council to advise and consult with the Department of Public Safety on modernizing and innovating K-12 student transportation. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

First sponsor: Sen. Kerr (R - Dist 13)
Others: Rep. Bolick (R - Dist 20), Sen. Boyer (R - Dist 20), Rep. Cook (R - Dist 8), Sen. Gowan (R - Dist 14), Sen. Gray (R - Dist 21), Sen. Shope (R - Dist 8)


 

General Comments (all lists):

PA Support

S1630: SCHOOL BUSES; STUDENT TRANSPORTATION; VEHICLES 6/13 signed by governor. Chap. 290, Laws 2022. message
S1631: ELECTRIC ENERGY; PUBLIC POLICY; RELIABILITY

Statutes regulating electric power competition are repealed and replaced, and the chapter heading is changed to "electric energy reliability." Impossible to determine new provisions without a line by line comparison.

First sponsor: Sen. Kerr (R - Dist 13)
Others: Sen. Fann (R - Dist 1), Sen. Gray (R - Dist 21), Sen. Leach (R - Dist 11), Sen. Rios (D - Dist 27), Sen. Shope (R - Dist 8)


 

General Comments (all lists):

AEW 2-8-22 PA Support, mirror bill

Dead

S1631: ELECTRIC ENERGY; PUBLIC POLICY; RELIABILITY 3/8 see identical bill 2101.
S1643: TAX CREDITS; RESEARCH; DEVELOPMENT (TECHNICAL CORRECTION; PUBLIC RECORDS)

Minor change in Title 41 (State Government) related to public records. Apparent striker bus.

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


 

General Comments (all lists):

S/E RESEARCH; DEVELOPMENT; TAX CREDITS

Support

2-25-22 PA SUPPORT striker

S1643: TAX CREDITS; RESEARCH; DEVELOPMENT 3/29 from House appro do pass.
S1649: DROPOUT RECOVERY PROGRAMS; ONLINE INSTRUCTION

Alternative schools within a school district and alternative charter schools, instead of school districts and charter schools, that provide instruction to high school students and that are not also an online course provider are authorized to offer a dropout recovery program. The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) is required to create a master list of educational management organizations that provide dropout recovery services. Schools are required to notify ADE 30 days before the school begins operating a dropout recovery program, and if the school is contracting with an educational management organization to operate the program, the notice must identify the organization. ADE is required to determine whether the school meets the criteria to operate a program and notify the school of its decision within 30 days. The school has 30 days to respond and appeal an ADE decision. By July 31 of each year, each school that operates a dropout recovery program is required to report specified information regarding the program to ADE. AS PASSED SENATE

First sponsor: Sen. Boyer (R - Dist 20)


 

General Comments (all lists):

Striker: Pharmacy benefit manager; affiliated providers; 5 prohibition against steering; exception; definition

PA: Opposed

Dead

S1649: DROPOUT RECOVERY PROGRAMS; ONLINE INSTRUCTION 3/28 House appro held.
S1740: WATER INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCING; SUPPLY; AUGMENTATION

Expands the powers and duties of the Water Infrastructure Finance Authority (WIFA) and transfers the authority, powers, duties, and responsibilities of the Arizona Finance Authority with respect to specified water programs to WIFA from the Arizona Finance Authority. Establishes an 18-member WIFA Board to evaluate and approve funding requests for monies from the Clean Water Revolving Fund, the Water Supply Development Revolving Fund, and the Long-Term Water Augmentation Fund. Establishes an 11-member Federal Water Programs Committee to review applications for assistance from the Clean Water Revolving Fund. Establishes limitations on WIFA, including prohibiting WIFA from purchasing "mainstream Colorado River water" (defined) rights. WIFA is authorized to procure services for the development, acquisition, construction, improvement, or equipping of water-related facilities using a variety of project delivery methods and forms of agreement, and to enter into public-private partnership agreements that are certified by the Attorney General. Makes numerous changes to eligibility requirements and processes for receiving financial assistance from the funds overseen by WIFA, including the Water Supply Development Revolving Fund. Establishes the Long-Term Water Augmentation Fund (LTWA Fund), specifies sources of LTWA Fund monies, and specifies the purposes for which the Fund may be used. Establishes evaluation criteria for projects from the LTWA Fund and establishes eligibility requirements for financial assistance from the LTWA Fund. WIFA is authorized to issue negotiable long-term water augmentation bonds, and the process for doing so is specified. Establishes the Water Conservation Grant Fund to facilitate voluntary water conservation programs or projects that meet specified requirements. The Water Infrastructure Finance Authority of Arizona (WIFA) terminates on July 1, 2027 if specified conditions are met. Session law provides for the initial terms of members of the WIFA Board. For FY2022-23, beginning the month following the effective date of this legislation, the State Treasurer is required to distribute $334 million proportionally for each month remaining in the FY from the portion of revenues from transaction privilege taxes (TPT) and severance taxes that are not designated as the distribution base to the LTWA Fund. The Legislature intends that these distributions not impact the portion of TPT revenues that counties and municipalities receive as state shared revenue. Appropriates $333 million from the general fund in each of FY2023-24 and FY2024-25 to the LTWA Fund. Appropriates $3.5 million from the general fund in FY2022-23 to the Department of Water Resources for an annual water supply and demand assessment required by this legislation. Severability clause. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

First sponsor: Sen. Kerr (R - Dist 13)


 
S1740: WATER INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCING; SUPPLY; AUGMENTATION 7/6 signed by governor. Chap. 366, Laws 2022. message
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. Terán (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

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.