MEMORANDUM

 

To:                          Jimmy Chavez

From:                    Kelsey Lundy – R & R Partners

Subject:               Weekly Report for the Weeks of January 24 and 31, 2011

Date:                     February 7, 2011

Overview

Week of January 24, 2011:

The Governor took a bold move this week and sent her request for a waiver from the maintenance of effort requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).  She sent a multi-page request to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Tuesday emphasizing that the costs associated with the State’s Medicaid services or putting the survival of the State of Arizona in jeopardy.  She outlined that in 2007 the State’s Medicaid program represented 17% of the General Fund budget; today that figure is nearly 30%.  Of the $1.2 billion in shortfalls to the FY 2012 budget, it is estimated that $1 billion of that is for the State’s Medicaid program.  There are several other states requesting similar waivers and we most likely will not hear an answer from the Federal Government until late summer or early fall.

The Governor was also busy this week with the announcement that Matthew Benson will be her new Director of Communications.  Paul Senseman, her previous spokesman, will return to his former Phoenix public affairs firm, Policy Development Group.

In the legislature this week there have been many additional bills bringing the session total so far to 879.  Lawmakers on Wednesday approved a bill aimed at stopping the Tohono O’odham tribe from building a casino in Glendale.  Additionally, the bill challenging the interpretation of the 14th Amendment was proposed this week.

Week of January 31, 2011:

Concluding the 26th day of session, the Legislature has dropped a total of 1251 bills while still only passing three.  The leadership in the Legislature as well as the Governor met this week to discuss coming to agreement on a package of business tax cuts and other positive economic development steps.  Speaker Adams is optimistic about the agreement coming together early next week.  In recognition of the strong focus on the economy and the business community four important tax and depreciation bills were passed out of the Senate Finance committee on Thursday, (SB 1161,1162,1163,1164).  Additionally, there was a joint conference on Economic Development headed by Rep. Forese and Rep. Dial that included guests from Intel, Scrapbook.com, and a small business representative among others.  The meeting was well attended and included both the Speaker and the President.

The Federal Government has responded to the multiple States seeking relief from the Medicaid mandates and while not allowing or talking about granting the waivers, the Federal Government has instead given the States a list of possible ways to offset the costs of their Medicaid programs.    The Health and Human Services Secretary urged States to find savings through other approaches including higher copay’s, limiting other benefits, managing high cost patients more efficiently, and cracking down on improper payments.  The Secretary is quoted as saying, “We are committed to responsiveness and flexibility, and will expedite review of State proposals.  My team stands ready to come to your State to discuss your priorities and how we can help achieve them.”

This week also saw all three major University Presidents speak before House Appropriations Committee on the Governor’s proposed 37 percent reduction in spending on universities.  Most committee members urged the President’s to find ways to cut superfluous programs that are not needed in the marketplace in order to focus their limited resources on programs that are needed.  It was interesting to note that the Representatives suggesting that had just come from the Economic Development Forum where Intel had stated that they would like to hire more specialized majors, such as engineers, from ASU but there simply are not enough.  The President’s have stated that these cuts will require them to raise tuition rates on Students.

AHPA Key Issues

  • Pension Reform – Meetings continue with stakeholders in the Senate where Senator Steve Yarbrough has been tasked with putting together legislation to address the financial situation of PSPRS, COPR and EORP.  No consensus has been found to date but it seems that the areas that changes will be discussed are a second tier of benefits for new hires, DROP, contribution rates for current employees, COLA calculations for existing retirees and current employees, final average compensation, overtime compensation and double dipping.  Of course, whatever changes are made to existing employees or retirees may be subject to a court challenge.  AHPA continues to meet with all members to discuss where we believe changes can be made and what areas of change we could support.  We also discuss our concerns over making changes that could end up in court and how that does not meet the goal of ensuring the pension fund’s financial stability and longevity.  ASRS has also introduced a number of bills that would make minor changes to the system and one bill that deals with the issue of return to work and making the employer make a minimum contribution to the fund should an employer decide to rehire a recent retiree.  This issue will continue to be one of the key issues that will be dealt with during the legislative session.
  • Personnel System Reform – The Governor’s office is still working on her version of the Georgia personnel system changes.   In her brief release a few weeks ago of Governor’ Brewer’s “Four Cornerstones of Reform”, the document stated that personnel system reform would eventually uncover all state employee positions.  No further details have been released, although the Governor’s office is still drafting legislation to implement a significant change to the way the State of Arizona hires its employees.  As more information is available it will be sent out to members.  The obvious concern for AHPA is the possibility of having an “at-will” police agency.  There is not one “at-will” police agency in Arizona and the AHPA will oppose any efforts to politicize DPS by making its employees “at-will”.  Jimmy Chavez and Kelsey Lundy are looking further into what was done in Georgia and if there are any other state law enforcement agencies that have an “at-will” personnel system.  We will follow this issue closely and expect that it will become one of the key issues this session as well.
  • DPS Budget – Jimmy Chavez and Kelsey Lundy have been meeting with numerous members since the beginning of session to discuss the DPS budget and all members we have met with are highly supportive of DPS and its employees.  DPS is seen as a core function of state government and at this point no cuts are expected.  Much will depend on whether the state gets relief from the federal government on the state’s AHCCCS program, with $540 million in savings dependent on a waiver from the federal government to allow Arizona to cut its AHCCCS eligibility.  Joint leadership meetings have begun between the House and Senate on the budget and both would like to see the budget passed by the 60th day of session, which is mid-March.

 

AHPA Key Legislation List
 
50th Legislature – 1st Regular Session, 2011 Monday, Feb 7 2011 4:22 PM
Bill summaries and histories copyright 2011 Arizona Capitol Reports, L.L.C.
 
Highway Patrol  
Posted Calendars and Committee Hearings
H2003 : EMERGENCY RESPONSE SERVICES FEES; PROHIBITION
Hearing:House Transportation (Thursday 02/10/11 at 9:00 AM, House Rm. 3)    
H2027 : RETIREMENT; ASRS; RETURN TO WORK; CONTRIBUTIONS
Hearing:House Appropriations (Wednesday 02/09/11 at 2:00 PM, House Rm. 1)    
H2151 : STATE EMPLOYEES; WAGE PAYMENTS
Hearing:House Appropriations (Wednesday 02/09/11 at 2:00 PM, House Rm. 1)    
H2355 : COURT SURCHARGES
Hearing:House Rules (Monday 02/07/11 at 1:00 PM, House Rm. 4)    
Calendar:2/10 House Consent    
H2362 : DRUG LAB REMEDIATION; INVESTIGATORS
Hearing:House Military Affairs & Public Safety (Wednesday 02/09/11 at 9:00 AM, House Rm. 3)    
H2476 : WORKERS’ COMPENSATION; CERTAIN DISEASES; EXPOSURE
Hearing:House Military Affairs & Public Safety (Wednesday 02/09/11 at 9:00 AM, House Rm. 3)    
H2523 : MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS; VIOLATIONS
Hearing:House Transportation (Thursday 02/10/11 at 9:00 AM, House Rm. 3)    
S1147 : MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY MONITORING EQUIPMENT
Hearing:Senate Rules (Monday 02/07/11, Senate Caucus Rm.)    
Calendar:2/9 Senate Consent    
S1202 : DANGEROUS DRUGS; DEFINITION; SYNTHETIC
Hearing:Senate Rules (Monday 02/07/11, Senate Caucus Rm.)    
Calendar:2/9 Senate Consent    
S1233 : PEACE OFFICERS; AT-WILL EMPLOYMENT
Hearing:Senate Public Safety & Human Services (Wednesday 02/09/11 at 9:00 AM, Senate Rm. 3)    
S1325 : UNION DUES; POLITICAL PURPOSES
Hearing:Senate Government Reform (Wednesday 02/09/11 at 9:00 AM, Senate Rm. 1)    
S1329 : PUBLIC EMPLOYEES; LOBBYING; POLITICAL ACTIVITIES
Hearing:Senate Government Reform (Wednesday 02/09/11 at 9:00 AM, Senate Rm. 1)    
S1332 : PUBLIC AGENCIES; ELECTED OFFICIALS; COMMUNICATIONS
Hearing:Senate Government Reform (Wednesday 02/09/11 at 9:00 AM, Senate Rm. 1)    
S1339 : ADMIN RULES; REPEAL; LEGISLATIVE ACTION
Hearing:Senate Government Reform (Wednesday 02/09/11 at 9:00 AM, Senate Rm. 1)    
S1342 : BORDER SECURITY; ARIZONA RANGERS
Hearing:Senate Border Security, Federalism & States’ Sovereignty (Thursday 02/10/11 at 8:00 AM, Senate Rm. 109)    
S1353 : MOVING VIOLATIONS; ASSESSMENT; ENFORCEMENT; EQUIPMENT
Hearing:Senate Government Reform (Wednesday 02/09/11 at 9:00 AM, Senate Rm. 1)    
S1365 : PAYCHECK DEDUCTIONS; POLITICAL PURPOSES
Hearing:Senate Government Reform (Wednesday 02/09/11 at 9:00 AM, Senate Rm. 1)    
S1398 : PHOTO ENFORCEMENT; DPS EQUIPMENT FUND
Hearing:Senate Appropriations (Tuesday 02/08/11 at 2:00 PM, Senate Rm. 109)    
S1406 : INTERSTATE COMPACT; BORDER FENCE
Hearing:Senate Border Security, Federalism & States’ Sovereignty (Thursday 02/10/11 at 8:00 AM, Senate Rm. 109)    
SCR1028 : PAYCHECK DEDUCTIONS; POLITICAL PURPOSES; REQUIREMENT
Hearing:Senate Government Reform (Wednesday 02/09/11 at 9:00 AM, Senate Rm. 1)    
       
Bill Summaries
H2003: EMERGENCY RESPONSE SERVICES FEES; PROHIBITION
 
With stated exceptions, a public agency (county, municipality or state agency) may not charge a fee or seek reimbursement for providing police, fire or other emergency response services at the scene of a traffic accident or in the investigation or preparation of a report of the accident.First sponsor: Rep. Kavanagh  
H2003 Daily History  Date Action
 
EMERGENCY RESPONSE SERVICES FEES; PROHIBITION 1/11 referred to House trans.
     
 
H2013: LICENSE PLATE COVERS; PROHIBITION
 
It is illegal to apply any device or substance to a license plate that obscures the information on the plate and that may prevent the identification of a vehicle detected by a photo enforcement system.First sponsor: Rep. Farley  
H2013 Daily History  Date Action
 
LICENSE PLATE COVERS; PROHIBITION 1/11 referred to House trans.
     
 
H2017: FIREARMS; STORAGE & TRANSPORTATION; APPLICATION
 
The exemption from the 2009 law that prohibited property owners from enforcing a policy barring a person from storing and/or transporting a firearm in the person’s parked and locked motor vehicle is clarified so that the law does not apply if the property owner does all of the following: provides a fenced parking area with security measures and provides temporary firearm storage. Language of the 2009 statute did not specify that the property owner needed to provide both a fenced secured parking area and a readily accessible weapons storage facility to qualify for the exemption.First sponsor: Rep. Kavanagh  
H2017 Daily History  Date Action
 
No actions posted for this bill within the requested time frame.
     
 
H2023: RETIREMENT; ASRS; LONG-TERM DISABILITY
 
A government employee who is a member of the Arizona State Retirement System is not eligible for long-term disability under the system unless s/he files an intitial claim within 24 months of the date of disability. Also, ASRS is authorized to suspend or terminate a person’s long-term disability benefits if the person does not provide information requested by the system, the insurance carrier or the claims administrator who administers the LTD program.First sponsor: Rep. Robson  
H2023 Daily History  Date Action
 
RETIREMENT; ASRS; LONG-TERM DISABILITY 1/12 from House employ-reg affairs do pass.
RETIREMENT; ASRS; LONG-TERM DISABILITY 1/11 referred to House employ-reg affairs.
     
 
H2024: RETIREMENT; ASRS; AMENDMENTS
 
Various changes to the Arizona State Retirement System, including a provision that when a retired employer returns to work, the employer must pay contributions at an alternate rate as determined by the ASRS actuary according to a formula as contained in this bill. Also, a retired member whose retirement benefits have been suspended because the person returned to work for an ASRS employer for at least 20 hours per week for at least 20 weeks per fiscal year must repay ASRS the amount of any benefits received after the person resumed active membership in ASRS. A government employee who is a member of the Arizona State Retirement System is not eligible for long-term disability under the system unless s/he files an initial claim within 24 months of the date of disability. Also, ASRS is authorized to suspend or terminate a person’s long-term disability benefits if the person does not provide information requested by the system, the insurance carrier or the claims administrator who administers the LTD program.First sponsor: Rep. Robson  
H2024 Daily History  Date Action
 
RETIREMENT; ASRS; AMENDMENTS 1/12 from House employ-reg affairs do pass.
RETIREMENT; ASRS; AMENDMENTS 1/11 referred to House employ-reg affairs.
     
 
H2026: RETIREMENT; ASRS; ADMINISTRATION
 
The Arizona State Retirement System is no longer subject to rule-making restrictions of Title 41 (state government). Instead, the list of duties of the board of ASRS is expanded to include a requirement that it establish procedures for the adoption, amendment or repeal of its own rules.First sponsor: Rep. Robson  
H2026 Daily History  Date Action
 
RETIREMENT; ASRS; ADMINISTRATION 1/11 House employ-reg affairs held.
RETIREMENT; ASRS; ADMINISTRATION 1/11 referred to House employ-reg affairs.
     
 
H2027: RETIREMENT; ASRS; RETURN TO WORK; CONTRIBUTIONS
 
A retired member whose retirement benefits have been suspended because the member returned to work with an ASRS employer for at least 20 hours per week for at least 20 weeks in any fiscal year must repay the Arizona State Retirement System for any benefits improperly received. The employer must pay contributions to the ASRS for any retired worker who returns to work; the contribution rate shall be determined by a formula calculated by the ASRS actuary. A legislative intent section states, in part, that the purpose of the alternate contribution rate is to assure employers that re-hiring formerly retired workers will have a minimal actuarial impact on the retirement system. Appropriates $150,000 in fiscal 2012 to the ASRS to implement this act.First sponsor: Rep. Robson  
H2027 Daily History  Date Action
 
RETIREMENT; ASRS; RETURN TO WORK; CONTRIBUTIONS 1/12 from House employ-reg affairs do pass.
RETIREMENT; ASRS; RETURN TO WORK; CONTRIBUTIONS 1/11 referred to House employ-reg affairs, appro.
     
 
H2030: TECH CORRECTION; PSPRS; SOCIAL SECURITY
 
Minor change in Title 38 (public officers and employees) pertaining to the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System. Apparent striker bus.First sponsor: Rep. Robson  
H2030 Daily History  Date Action
 
No actions posted for this bill within the requested time frame.
     
 
H2031: TECH CORRECTION; ASRS; CONTRIBUTION PAYMENTS
 
Minor change in Title 38 (public officers and employees) pertaining to the Arizona State Retirement System. Apparent striker bus.First sponsor: Rep. Robson  
H2031 Daily History  Date Action
 
No actions posted for this bill within the requested time frame.
     
 
H2032: TECH CORRECTION; DEFINED CONTRIBUTION PLAN
 
Minor change in Title 38 (public officers and employees) pertaining to the defined benefit plan administered by the Arizona State Retirement System. Apparent striker bus.First sponsor: Rep. Robson  
H2032 Daily History  Date Action
 
No actions posted for this bill within the requested time frame.
     
 
H2040: TECH CORRECTION; WORKERS’ COMPENSATION; INVESTIGATION
 
Minor change in Title 23 (labor) pertaining to workers’ compensation administration and enforcement. Apparent striker bus.First sponsor: Rep. Tobin  
H2040 Daily History  Date Action
 
No actions posted for this bill within the requested time frame.
     
 
H2041: TECH CORRECTION; PREPAID LEGAL INSURANCE
 
Minor change in Title 20 (insurance) pertaining to prepaid legal insurance plans. Apparent striker bus.First sponsor: Rep. Tobin  
H2041 Daily History  Date Action
 
No actions posted for this bill within the requested time frame.
     
 
H2070: HOMELAND SECURITY; COMMITTEE; FORCE
 
A Homeland Security Force, under the direct control of the governor, is established comprised of people who are not paid but are compensated for expenses. They are subject only to the laws of the state and not to the code of military justice. A nine-member Homeland Security Committee is established to advise the force and make recommendations on its membership and organization. The committee is comprised of one member selected by each of the following: Senate President, House Speaker, and the two minority leaders. The remaining five members are selected by the governor. Appropriates $50,000 to the Dept of Emergency and Military Affairs to administer the force.First sponsor: Rep. Burges
Others: Rep. Harper, Rep. Seel, Sen. Allen, Sen. Smith
 
H2070 Daily History  Date Action
 
HOMELAND SECURITY; COMMITTEE; FORCE 1/18 referred to House mil-pub, appro.
     
 
H2081: TECH CORRECTION; DOUBLE PUNISHMENT
 
Minor change in Title 13 (criminal code) pertaining to double punishment. Apparent striker bus.First sponsor: Rep. Vogt  
H2081 Daily History  Date Action
 
No actions posted for this bill within the requested time frame.
     
 
H2082: TECH CORRECTION; CIVIL RIGHTS; RESTORATION
 
Minor change in Title 13 (criminal code) pertaining to restoration of civil rights. Apparent striker bus.First sponsor: Rep. Vogt  
H2082 Daily History  Date Action
 
No actions posted for this bill within the requested time frame.
     
 
H2089: UNRESTRAINED MINORS; MOTOR VEHICLES; PROHIBITION
 
It is illegal to transport a minor in the back of a motor vehicle unless the minor is safely restrained. Includes exemptions for farm or ranch vehicles, emergency situations, vehicles on private property or Indian reservations, parades, and vehicles driven at or below a posted speed limit of 35 mph.First sponsor: Rep. Heinz
Others: Rep. Goodale
 
H2089 Daily History  Date Action
 
UNRESTRAINED MINORS; MOTOR VEHICLES; PROHIBITION 2/3 from House trans with amend #4068.
UNRESTRAINED MINORS; MOTOR VEHICLES; PROHIBITION 1/27 House trans held.
UNRESTRAINED MINORS; MOTOR VEHICLES; PROHIBITION 1/18 referred to House trans.
     
 
H2094: STATE HEALTH COVERAGE; SURVIVOR BENEFITS
 
Surviving spouses and dependents of state employees who die while the employee’s surviving spouse’s health insurance is in force will pay only the out-of-pocket premium amount for their classification that an active employee would pay. Public monies are no longer prohibited from being expended to pay any part of the premium.First sponsor: Rep. Heinz  
H2094 Daily History  Date Action
 
STATE HEALTH COVERAGE; SURVIVOR BENEFITS 1/18 referred to House bank-ins, appro.
     
 
H2102: LICENSE ELIGIBILITY; AUTHORIZED PRESENCE
 
Requires any individual licensed through a state agency, department, board or commission to provide documentation of citizenship or alien status indicating the individual’s lawful presence in the United States.First sponsor: Rep. Kavanagh  
H2102 Daily History  Date Action
 
LICENSE ELIGIBILITY; AUTHORIZED PRESENCE 1/31 from House rules okay.
LICENSE ELIGIBILITY; AUTHORIZED PRESENCE 1/26 from House com with amend #4014.
LICENSE ELIGIBILITY; AUTHORIZED PRESENCE 1/18 referred to House com.
     
 
H2105: RETIREMENT; PSPRS; BOARD OF TRUSTEES
 
Blends multiple enactments of statute dealing with limitations on receiving pensions and reemployment for members of the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System.First sponsor: Rep. Robson  
H2105 Daily History  Date Action
 
No actions posted for this bill within the requested time frame.
     
 
H2106: RETIREMENT; CORP; OVERTIME
 
Overtime pay is included in “salary” used to calculate retirement benefits in the Corrections Officer Retirement Plan. (Note: This provision was conditionally enacted in 2005, with the condition of an actuarial valuation of the CORP where the ratio of assets to liabilities was at least 100%. This legislation repeals the conditional enactment.)First sponsor: Rep. Robson  
H2106 Daily History  Date Action
 
RETIREMENT; CORP; OVERTIME 1/18 referred to House employ-reg affairs
     
 
H2118: TECH CORRECTION; VEHICLE ACCIDENT REPORT
 
Minor change in Title 28 (transportation) pertaining to accident reports. Apparent striker bus.First sponsor: Rep. Stevens  
H2118 Daily History  Date Action
 
No actions posted for this bill within the requested time frame.
     
 
H2126: REST AREA MAINTENANCE; ADOT AGREEMENTS
 
The Dept of Transportation is authorized to enter into agreements with other political subdivisions or with private entities to maintain or improve highway rest areas.First sponsor: Rep. Patterson  
H2126 Daily History  Date Action
 
REST AREA MAINTENANCE; ADOT AGREEMENTS 1/18 referred to House trans.
     
 
H2145: SELF DEFENSE; JUSTIFICATION; DEFENSIVE DISPLAY
 
Placing the person’s hand on a firearm contained in a holster is added to the definition of “defensive display of a firearm,” which is justified in specified situations.First sponsor: Rep. Smith
Others: Rep. Barton, Rep. Burges, Rep. Crandell, Rep. Gowan, Rep. Harper, Rep. Judd, Rep. Kavanagh, Rep. Mesnard, Rep. Seel, Rep. Stevens, Sen. Murphy, Sen. Nelson, Sen. Pearce
 
H2145 Daily History  Date Action
 
No actions posted for this bill within the requested time frame.
     
 
H2146: CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT; TRAINING
 
Firearms safety training programs that use instructors who are certified by the National Rifle Association can be used to fulfill the training requirement for a person to qualify for a concealed weapons permit (in addition to programs authorized by the Dept of Public Safety).First sponsor: Rep. Smith
Others: Rep. Barton, Rep. Burges, Rep. Crandell, Rep. Gowan, Rep. Harper, Rep. Judd, Rep. Kavanagh, Rep. Mesnard, Rep. Seel, Rep. Stevens, Sen. Murphy, Sen. Nelson, Sen. Pearce
 
H2146 Daily History  Date Action
 
CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT; TRAINING 2/3 referred to House jud.
     
 
H2151: STATE EMPLOYEES; WAGE PAYMENTS
 
Authorizes the state, at its discretion, to pay employee wages by direct deposit or to a payroll debit card.First sponsor: Rep. Burges  
H2151 Daily History  Date Action
 
STATE EMPLOYEES; WAGE PAYMENTS 2/2 House appro held.
STATE EMPLOYEES; WAGE PAYMENTS 1/26 from House gov do pass.
STATE EMPLOYEES; WAGE PAYMENTS 1/18 referred to House gov, appro.
     
 
H2159: SCRAP METAL DEALERS
 
Scrap metal dealers are required to make payment by mailing a check or money order for all scrap metal transactions that exceed $25 (previously $300). Scrap metal buyers cannot participate in more than one cash transaction for scrap metal per seller per day.First sponsor: Rep. Ash  
H2159 Daily History  Date Action
 
SCRAP METAL DEALERS 1/18 referred to House com.
     
 
H2167: DANGEROUS DRUGS; DEFINITION; SYNTHETIC
 
Makes various changes in the list of “dangerous drugs,” apparently to include optical, positional or geometric isomers and especially forms of sythetic marijuana. Emergency clause. AS PASSED HOUSE.First sponsor: Rep. Reeve
Others: Rep. Ableser, Rep. Campbell, Rep. Fann, Rep. Heinz, Rep. Jones, Rep. Judd, Rep. McCune Davis, Rep. Montenegro, Rep. Pancrazi, Rep. Tovar, Sen. Driggs, Sen. Lopez, Sen. McComish
 
H2167 Daily History  Date Action
 
DANGEROUS DRUGS; DEFINITION; SYNTHETIC 2/3 passed House 60-0; ready for Senate.
DANGEROUS DRUGS; DEFINITION; SYNTHETIC 2/2 House COW approved with floor amend #4055.
DANGEROUS DRUGS; DEFINITION; SYNTHETIC 1/26 stricken from House consent calendar by Reeve.
DANGEROUS DRUGS; DEFINITION; SYNTHETIC 1/24 from House rules okay. To House consent calendar.
DANGEROUS DRUGS; DEFINITION; SYNTHETIC 1/20 from House jud do pass.
DANGEROUS DRUGS; DEFINITION; SYNTHETIC 1/18 referred to House jud.
     
 
H2199: RETIREMENT; PSPRS; PLAN DESIGN
 
Makes various changes for new members of the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System, including the definition of “normal retirement date” to require 25 years of service and the member’s age being at least 52 and one-half. (Formerly, either 20 years of service regardless of age or 15 years of service at an age of at least 62). For all members, the percentage of the member’s contribution (currently at 8.65%) increases 1% per year fiscal year 2014-15 when it reaches 11.65%. Thereafter, it is the lower of 11.65% or one-third of the aggregate computed employer contribution rate. More.First sponsor: Rep. Robson  
H2199 Daily History  Date Action
 
No actions posted for this bill within the requested time frame.
     
 
H2206: TECH CORRECTION; STATE HIGHWAYS
 
Minor change in Title 28 (transportation) pertaining to state highways. Apparent striker bus.First sponsor: Rep. Harper  
H2206 Daily History  Date Action
 
No actions posted for this bill within the requested time frame.
     
 
H2216: STATE AGENCY STANDARDS; FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS
 
State agencies or departments are prohibited from adopting rules, standards or requirements that are more stringent than corresponding federal law.First sponsor: Rep. Fillmore  
H2216 Daily History  Date Action
 
STATE AGENCY STANDARDS; FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS 1/24 referred to House gov.
     
 
H2228: MARIJUANA; CLASSIFICATION; PETTY OFFENSE
 
Possession or use of two ounces or less of marijuana that is not intended for sale shall be a petty offense with a fine not to exceed $100.First sponsor: Rep. Fillmore  
H2228 Daily History  Date Action
 
MARIJUANA; CLASSIFICATION; PETTY OFFENSE 1/24 referred to House jud.
     
 
H2305: TECH CORRECTION; ANNUITY; DEFERRED COMPENSATION
 
Minor change in Title 38 (public officers & employees) pertaining to benefits of public employment. Apparent striker bus.First sponsor: Rep. Mesnard  
H2305 Daily History  Date Action
 
No actions posted for this bill within the requested time frame.
     
 
H2306: TECH CORRECTION; DEFINED CONTRIBUTION PLAN
 
Minor change in Title 38 (public officers & employees) pertaining to the ASRS defined contribution plan. Apparent striker bus.First sponsor: Rep. Mesnard  
H2306 Daily History  Date Action
 
No actions posted for this bill within the requested time frame.
     
 
H2307: TECH CORRECTION; PSPRS; SOCIAL SECURITY
 
Minor change in Title 38 (public officers & employees) pertaining to PSPRS benefits. Apparent striker bus.First sponsor: Rep. Mesnard  
H2307 Daily History  Date Action
 
No actions posted for this bill within the requested time frame.
     
 
H2308: TECH CORRECTION; ASRS; CONTRIBUTION PAYMENTS
 
Minor change in Title 38 (public officers & employees) pertaining to ASRS contributions. Apparent striker bus.First sponsor: Rep. Mesnard  
H2308 Daily History  Date Action
 
No actions posted for this bill within the requested time frame.
     
 
H2331: VEHICLE IMPOUNDMENT ADMIN CHARGES
 
The administrative charge for a second or subsequent vehicle immobilization or impoundment by a peace officer is 3 times the established amount (the established amount may currently be up to $150).First sponsor: Rep. Harper  
H2331 Daily History  Date Action
 
VEHICLE IMPOUNDMENT ADMIN CHARGES 1/20 referred to House trans.
     
 
H2355: COURT SURCHARGES
 
Renames court penalty assessments as “surcharges” and specifies that court surcharges are applied to the base fine, civil penalty, or forfeiture and not to any other surcharge.First sponsor: Rep. Farnsworth
Others: Rep. Ash, Rep. Harper
 
H2355 Daily History  Date Action
 
COURT SURCHARGES 2/7 from House rules okay.
COURT SURCHARGES 1/27 from House jud do pass.
COURT SURCHARGES 1/20 referred to House jud.
     
 
H2362: DRUG LAB REMEDIATION; INVESTIGATORS
 
Responsibility to regulate drug laboratory site remediation firms is transferred to the Board of Technical Registration’s newly established criminal investigations unit, from the Registrar of Contractors. Municipalities may apply to the Technical Registration Fund for remediation monies for property where drug labs were found. Increases civil and criminal penalties for violations of the requirement to post a notice of removal of a drug lab at the property. Establishes additional penalties for entering the property, removing items, or removing a mobile home or R.V. from a site without approval from the Board.First sponsor: Rep. Jerry Weiers
Others: Rep. Smith, Rep. Stevens
 
H2362 Daily History  Date Action
 
DRUG LAB REMEDIATION; INVESTIGATORS 1/26 referred to House mil-pub.
     
 
H2364: PROBATION OFFICERS; DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS
 
Probation officers and surveillance officers employed by the state or a political subdivision are added to the definition of law enforcement officers for the purpose of regulating disciplinary actions of law enforcement officers.First sponsor: Rep. Smith
Others: Rep. Barton, Rep. Burges
 
H2364 Daily History  Date Action
 
PROBATION OFFICERS; DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS 2/2 House mil-pub held.
PROBATION OFFICERS; DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS 1/20 referred to House mil-pub.
     
 
H2367: PUBLIC EMPLOYEES; PROHIBITED NEGOTIATIONS
 
The state and political subdivisions are prohibited from negotiating with a labor organization or employee association representing public employees concerning employee wages and benefits, hours of work, or other financial issues.First sponsor: Rep. Smith
Others: Rep. Barton, Rep. Burges, Rep. Harper, Rep. Montenegro, Rep. Seel
 
H2367 Daily History  Date Action
 
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES; PROHIBITED NEGOTIATIONS 1/20 referred to House employ-reg affairs
     
 
H2370: PHOTO ENFORCEMENT; LICENSE SUSPENSION PROHIBITED
 
Civil traffic violations detected by any photo enforcement system cannot be considered for the purpose of determining driver license suspension or revocation (previously, this prohibition applied to detections by the state photo enforcement system only).First sponsor: Rep. Smith
Others: Rep. Barton, Rep. Hale
 
H2370 Daily History  Date Action
 
PHOTO ENFORCEMENT; LICENSE SUSPENSION PROHIBITED 1/20 referred to trans.
     
 
H2399: SICK & SAFE TIME
 
Effective January 1, 2012, employees who work in Arizona accrue a minimum of one hour of paid sick and safe time for every 30 hours worked. Situations where an employee may use paid sick and safe time are specified, as well as provisions governing accrual, carry over, and transfer of paid sick and safe time.First sponsor: Rep. Patterson
Others: Rep. Heinz
 
H2399 Daily History  Date Action
 
SICK & SAFE TIME 1/19 referred to House com, employ-reg affairs.
     
 
H2401: DPS; CORRECTIONS; EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATIONAL RIGHTS
 
Employees of the departments of juvenile corrections, public safety, and corrections are permitted to form and join unions, and the respective state agencies must agree to meet-and-confer with representatives concerning work hours and terms and conditions of employment. Procedures are prescribed for union formation.First sponsor: Rep. Heinz  
H2401 Daily History  Date Action
 
EMPLOYEE ORG RIGHTS; DPS; CORRECTIONS 1/19 referred to House employ-reg affairs, mil-pub.
     
 
H2405: HUMAN SMUGGLING ORGANIZATION; OFFENSE; PENALTY
 
The crime of participating in a human smuggling organization (defined in this act) is added to the criminal code as a class 2 (second highest) felony. The crime of assisting a human smuggling organization is a class 3 felony.First sponsor: Rep. Vogt
Others: Rep. Gowan, Rep. Jones, Rep. Montenegro, Rep. Proud, Rep. Reeve, Rep. Smith, Rep. Urie
 
H2405 Daily History  Date Action
 
HUMAN SMUGGLING ORGANIZATION; OFFENSE; PENALTY 1/24 referred to House jud.
     
 
H2406: CRIMES; FORENSIC INTERVIEWS; MANDATORY FINE
 
A person convicted of a dangerous crime against children or of sexual assault shall be assessed a $500 fine in addition to any other fines, charges or restitution. The money shall be transferred to the county treasurer and used to defray the costs of forensic interviews incurred out of the need to obtain evidence.First sponsor: Rep. Vogt
Others: Rep. Gowan, Rep. Jones, Rep. Meyer, Rep. Proud, Rep. Reeve, Rep. Smith, Rep. Urie
 
H2406 Daily History  Date Action
 
CRIMES; FORENSIC INTERVIEWS; MANDATORY FINE 1/26 referred to House jud.
     
 
H2427: HIGHWAY FUND; TRANSPORTATION SUBACCOUNT
 
Establishes a transportation subaccount in the State Highway Fund and requires the Dept of Transportation to deposit $833,333 monthly into the subaccount that otherwise would be deposited in the State Highway Fund. The department may use up to $10 million from the account annually to apply for federal transportation monies for statewide transportation projects.First sponsor: Rep. Farley  
H2427 Daily History  Date Action
 
HIGHWAY FUND; TRANSPORTATION SUBACCOUNT 1/24 referred to House trans, appro.
     
 
H2432: PAID SICK AND SAFE TIME
 
An employee who works in Arizona for more than an unspecified number of hours (blank in original) in a year is entitled to paid sick and safe time, accrued at a minimum of one hour of paid sick and safe time for every unspecified (blank in original) number of hours worked. Situations where an employee may use paid sick and safe time are specified, as well as provisions governing accrual, carry over, and transfer of paid sick and safe time.First sponsor: Rep. Tovar  
H2432 Daily History  Date Action
 
PAID SICK AND SAFE TIME 2/3 referred to House employ-reg affairs, com.
     
 
H2439: DRIVER LICENSE REQUIREMENTS; VIOLATION; MISDEMEANOR
 
Classifies driving without a valid driver license as a class 2 misdemeanor.First sponsor: Rep. Montenegro
Others: Rep. Burges, Rep. Dial, Rep. Gowan, Sen. Antenori
 
H2439 Daily History  Date Action
 
DRIVER LICENSE REQUIREMENTS; VIOLATION; MISDEMEANOR 1/24 referred to House trans, jud.
     
 
H2444: LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER DISCIPLINE
 
Employers cannot commence disciplinary action against law enforcement or probation officers for any allegation of misconduct if the investigation is not completed within 120 days after the employer received notice of the allegation. Some exceptions. If disciplinary action is appropriate, the employer must give notice to the officer of intent to proceed with disciplinary action, along with a proposal of the specific action sought. In an administrative investigation, employers cannot administer polygraph examinations unless it is mutually agreed on by the law enforcement or probation officer and the employer.First sponsor: Rep. Montenegro  
H2444 Daily History  Date Action
 
LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER DISCIPLINE 2/3 withdrawn from House gov.
LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER DISCIPLINE 2/2 House mil-pub held.
LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER DISCIPLINE 1/19 referred to House mil-pub, gov.
     
 
H2445: STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS; MOVING VIOLATION
 
A prosecution for causing serious physical injury or death by a moving violation must be commenced within five years after discovery of the offense by the state or political subdivision.First sponsor: Rep. Montenegro  
H2445 Daily History  Date Action
 
STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS; MOVING VIOLATION 1/24 referred to House jud.
     
 
H2450: TECH CORRECTION; STATE HIGHWAYS
 
Minor change in Title 28 (transportation) relating to opening or altering state highways. Apparent striker bus.First sponsor: Rep. Williams  
H2450 Daily History  Date Action
 
No actions posted for this bill within the requested time frame.
     
 
H2451: TECH CORRECTION; ABANDONED VEHICLES; MONIES
 
Minor change in Title 28 (transportation) relating to abandoned vehicle administration monies. Apparent striker bus.First sponsor: Rep. Williams  
H2451 Daily History  Date Action
 
No actions posted for this bill within the requested time frame.
     
 
H2452: TECH CORRECTION; CERTIFICATE OF TITLE
 
Minor change in Title 28 (transportation) relating to certificate of title. Apparent striker bus.First sponsor: Rep. Williams  
H2452 Daily History  Date Action
 
No actions posted for this bill within the requested time frame.
     
 
H2453: TECH CORRECTION; FINES; DISBURSEMENT
 
Minor change in Title 22 (justices of the peace) relating to municipal court fines. Apparent striker bus.First sponsor: Rep. Williams  
H2453 Daily History  Date Action
 
No actions posted for this bill within the requested time frame.
     
 
H2454: TECH CORRECTION; PUBLIC ROADWAYS
 
Minor change in Title 28 (transportation) relating to disposition of county roadways. Apparent striker bus.First sponsor: Rep. Williams  
H2454 Daily History  Date Action
 
No actions posted for this bill within the requested time frame.
     
 
H2455: TECH CORRECTION; OFF-PREMISES VEHICLE SALES
 
Minor change in Title 28 (transportation) relating to off-premises vehicle sales. Apparent striker bus.First sponsor: Rep. Williams  
H2455 Daily History  Date Action
 
No actions posted for this bill within the requested time frame.
     
 
H2474: DPS EMPLOYEES; ALTERNATIVE WORK HOURS
 
The director of the Dept of Public Safety is authorized to establish alternate work periods for the purpose of determining overtime compensation for DPS employees.First sponsor: Rep. Gowan
Others: Rep. Vogt, Sen. Antenori
 
H2474 Daily History  Date Action
 
DPS EMPLOYEES; ALTERNATIVE WORK HOURS 2/2 House mil-pub held.
DPS EMPLOYEES; ALTERNATIVE WORK HOURS 1/24 referred to House mil-pub.
     
 
H2476: WORKERS’ COMPENSATION; CERTAIN DISEASES; EXPOSURE
 
Increases the time limit for employees to report possible exposure to certain diseases for workers’ compensation claims to 30 calendar days from ten.First sponsor: Rep. Gowan
Others: Sen. Antenori
 
H2476 Daily History  Date Action
 
WORKERS’ COMPENSATION; CERTAIN DISEASES; EXPOSURE 1/24 referred to House mil-pub, hel-hu ser.
     
 
H2477: LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS; WITNESS; REPRESENTATION
 
Law enforcement and probation officers have a right to representation during interviews with an employer if the officer is a witness relating to an investigation that could lead to another officer’s dismissal, demotion or suspension.First sponsor: Rep. Gowan
Others: Sen. Antenori
 
H2477 Daily History  Date Action
 
LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS; WITNESS; REPRESENTATION 2/1 House employ-reg affairs held.
LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS; WITNESS; REPRESENTATION 1/24 referred to House employ-reg affairs.
     
 
H2494: TECH CORRECTION; EMERGENCY PLANNING
 
Minor change in Title 26 (military affairs & emergency management) pertaining to emergency planning. Apparent striker bus.First sponsor: Rep. Gowan  
H2494 Daily History  Date Action
 
No actions posted for this bill within the requested time frame.
     
 
H2514: STATE EMPLOYEE HEALTH INSURANCE; INCENTIVES
 
The Dept of Administration is required to offer voluntary wellness programs to active and former officers and employees who participate in health and accident insurance. The department must design the programs to use participation incentives based on appropriate biometrics. The programs must be implemented during the insurance open enrollment period in FY2012-2013.First sponsor: Rep. Heinz
Others: Rep. Patterson
 
H2514 Daily History  Date Action
 
STATE EMPLOYEE HEALTH INSURANCE; INCENTIVES 1/20 referred to House employ-reg affairs, appro.
     
 
H2521: SIGNIFICANT PSYCHOLOGICAL EPISODE REGISTER; DPS
 
The Dept of Public Safety (DPS) is required to maintain a computerized record system containing information on significant or severe psychological episodes or incidents. Public agencies, including educational institutions, with information that a person has suffered an episode or incident must report to the DPS. The record system will be accessible to criminal justice agencies.First sponsor: Rep. Heinz  
H2521 Daily History  Date Action
 
No actions posted for this bill within the requested time frame.
     
 
H2523: MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS; VIOLATIONS
 
One of the factors use to determine whether a person is guilty of causing death or serious physical injury by use of a vehicle is modified to include if the person’s driving privilege is suspended for any reason (previously, suspensions only for specified reasons were considered).First sponsor: Rep. Williams
Others: Rep. Proud
 
H2523 Daily History  Date Action
 
MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS; VIOLATIONS 1/20 referred to House trans.
     
 
H2533: BIENNIAL BUDGETING; STATE AGENCIES
 
Beginning in FY2013-2014, the format of appropriations for the support and maintenance of all state departments and institutions shall be for two fiscal years, itemized separately for each FY.First sponsor: Rep. Crandell
Others: Rep. Barton, Rep. Burges, Rep. Fillmore, Rep. Gowan, Rep. C. Miranda, Rep. Olson, Sen. Allen
 
H2533 Daily History  Date Action
 
BIENNIAL BUDGETING; STATE AGENCIES 1/20 referred to House appro.
     
 
H2537: IMMIGRATION LEGISLATION CHALLENGES
 
Amends Laws 2010, Chapter 211, that authorized the attorney general and governor to defend the state in any legal proceeding challenging last year’s S10170 (immigration; law enforcement; safe neighborhoods) to delete references to a terminal date for the authorization. Effect is to make the authorization permanent. Additionally, the House speaker and Senate president are authorized to hire lawyers to initiate legal proceedings or to appear on behalf of their respective chambers in any legal challenge to S1070. Session law; does not amend statute; valid only for the life of the 50th Legislature. Retroactive to Jan. 1, 2011. Emergency clause.First sponsor: Rep. Adams  
H2537 Daily History  Date Action
 
IMMIGRATION LEGISLATION CHALLENGES 2/3 from House rules okay. House COW approved. See S1117.
IMMIGRATION LEGISLATION CHALLENGES 2/1 from House gov do pass.
IMMIGRATION LEGISLATION CHALLENGES 2/1 House gov do pass; report awaited.
IMMIGRATION LEGISLATION CHALLENGES 1/26 referred to House gov.
     
 
H2574: RETIREMENT; ASRS; RETURN TO WORK PROHIBITED
 
Repeals the statute that permitted a retired member of the Arizona State Retirement System to return to work at an ASRS employer and still be eligible to receive retirement benefits. A retired member whose retirement benefits have been suspended because the member returned to work with an ASRS employer for at least 20 hours per week for at least 20 weeks in any fiscal year must repay the Arizona State Retirement System for any benefits improperly received.First sponsor: Rep. Fillmore
Others: Rep. Burges, Rep. Court, Rep. Jones, Rep. Williams
 
H2574 Daily History  Date Action
 
No actions posted for this bill within the requested time frame.
     
 
H2576: STATE AGENCIES; BUDGET SUBMISSION
 
Each state budget unit must submit to the Legislature by Sept. 1 annually a summary of all monies spent or that otherwise passed through the agency during the preceding fiscal year and an estimate of the monies that will be spent or pass through the agency in the current fiscal year. The summary must be expressed in “unit costs.” The punishment for not submitting the report is a reduction in the appropriation for that budget unit equal to at least 10% of its allocation. Exempts the Board of Regents.First sponsor: Rep. Olson  
H2576 Daily History  Date Action
 
STATE AGENCIES; BUDGET SUBMISSION 2/3 referred to House appro.
     
 
H2577: LEGISLATIVE APPROPRIATIONS; FEDERAL MONIES
 
All noncustodial federal monies received by the state are subject to legislative appropriation.First sponsor: Rep. Olson  
H2577 Daily History  Date Action
 
LEGISLATIVE APPROPRIATIONS; FEDERAL MONIES 2/3 referred to House appro.
     
 
H2598: MEDICAL MARIJUANA; LIMIT TAXATION
 
Municipalities are prohibited from levying a tax or fee on the sale of medical marijuana such that the aggregate tax levied exceeds 10% of the amount of the sale.First sponsor: Rep. Patterson
Others: Rep. Fillmore, Rep. Gonzales, Rep. Heinz, Rep. Meyer, Rep. Saldate, Rep. Tovar, Rep. Wheeler
 
H2598 Daily History  Date Action
 
No actions posted for this bill within the requested time frame.
     
 
H2613: PEACE OFFICER MISCONDUCT; REPORTING
 
The list of entities that may report instances of peace office misconduct to the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board is expanded to include a law enforcement employee association or a group within a law enforcement agency that represents the interests of peace officers.First sponsor: Rep. Stevens
Others: Rep. Dial, Rep. Gowan, Rep. Montenegro, Rep. Reeve, Sen. Antenori, Sen. L. Gray
 
H2613 Daily History  Date Action
 
PEACE OFFICER MISCONDUCT; REPORTING 2/7 referred to House mil-pub.
     
 
H2614: FIREARMS OMNIBUS
 
Statutes permitting the operator of a public establishment or event to require persons carrying weapons to check them at the door are rewritten to apply only to locations on the premises in which alcoholic beverages are being served. Other limitations are also added. Persons adversely affected by any local ordinance or rule that illegally restricts possession of a weapon may sue the political subdivision for damages, and the jurisdiction must pay the award within 72 hours of the entry and publication of the order, otherwise the seizure of a publicly owned vehicle used by an elected official is authorized. More.First sponsor: Rep. Stevens
Others: Rep. Gowan, Rep. Montenegro, Rep. Vogt
 
H2614 Daily History  Date Action
 
No actions posted for this bill within the requested time frame.
     
 
H2628: PUBLIC EMPLOYEES; DISCLOSURE PROTECTION
 
The list of actions for which public employees are protected from reprisals by an employer is expanded to include participation in a court action, investigation or inquiry held by a public body on a matter of public concern or communiation of the scientific or technical findings of a study the employee reasonably believes to be truthful and accurate. Also, a public employee is specifically prohibited from threatening, intimidating or coercing another public employee in an effort to interfere with the disclosure of improper government action.First sponsor: Rep. Patterson  
H2628 Daily History  Date Action
 
No actions posted for this bill within the requested time frame.
     
 
HCR2032: PAYCHECK DEDUCTIONS; POLITICAL PURPOSES; REQUIREMENT
 
The 2012 general election ballot is to carry the question of whether to amend the state Constitution to prohibit employers from facilitating payroll deductions for political activities without the express written consent of the employee.First sponsor: Rep. Burges
Others: Rep. Ash, Rep. Barton, Rep. Brophy McGee, Rep. Court, Rep. Crandell, Rep. Farnsworth, Rep. Fillmore, Rep. Forese, Rep. Gowan, Rep. R. Gray, Rep. Harper, Rep. Judd, Rep. Lesko, Rep. McLain, Rep. Mesnard, Rep. Montenegro, Rep. Olson, Rep. Pratt, Rep. Proud, Rep. Reeve, Rep. Seel, Rep. Smith, Rep. Stevens, Rep. Ugenti, Rep. Vogt, Rep. Williams, Rep. Yee, Sen. Allen, Sen. Antenori, Sen. Barto, Sen. Biggs, Sen. Bundgaard, Sen. Driggs, Sen. Gould, Sen. Griffin, Sen. Klein, Sen. McComish, Sen. Melvin, Sen. Murphy, Sen. Pierce, Sen. Reagan, Sen. Shooter, Sen. Smith, Sen. Yarbrough
 
HCR2032 Daily History  Date Action
 
No actions posted for this bill within the requested time frame.
     
 
S1013: TECH CORRECTION; ABANDONED VEHICLES; MONIES
 
Minor change in Title 28 (Transportation), pertaining to abandoned, seized and junk vehicles. Apparent striker bus.First sponsor: Sen. Pearce  
S1013 Daily History  Date Action
 
TECH CORRECTION; ABANDONED VEHICLES; MONIES 1/10 referred to Senate rules only.
     
 
S1025: STATE HOSPITAL; FINGERPRINT CARDS
 
An employee of, contractor for or volunteer at the Arizona State Hospital must have a valid fingerprint clearance card as a condition of employment or must apply for one within seven working days after beginning employment.First sponsor: Sen. L. Gray  
S1025 Daily History  Date Action
 
STATE HOSPITAL; FINGERPRINT CARDS 1/13 from Senate hel-med with amend #4002.
STATE HOSPITAL; FINGERPRINT CARDS 1/10 referred to Senate hel-med, jud.
     
 
S1026: DUI, AGGRAVATED; SENTENCING
 
A juvenile driver who has been adjudicated guilty of aggravated DUI and was ordered to have an ignition interlock device (IID) installed must be detained for at least four months in a detention center if the juvenile commits an additional violation of DUI statutes or refuses to submit to a DUI test. Any driver ordered to have an IID installed who refuses to submit to a DUI test is guilty of a class 4 felony, raised from class 6 — the lowest — class.First sponsor: Sen. L. Gray  
S1026 Daily History  Date Action
 
DUI, AGGRAVATED; SENTENCING 1/26 from Senate pub-hu ser do pass.
DUI, AGGRAVATED; SENTENCING 1/26 Senate pub-hu ser do pass; report awaited.
DUI, AGGRAVATED; SENTENCING 1/10 referred to Senate pub-hu ser.
     
 
S1027: DUI; CONTINUOUS ALCOHOL MONITORING PROGRAM
 
A municipality or county sheriff may establish a continuous alcohol monitoring program for persons convicted of DUI (BAC of 0.08 of greater) or extreme DUI (BAC of 0.15 or greater). Eligibility standards to enter the program are established. The period of monitoring shall be treated the same as confinement in jail. The person shall bear all costs of testing, enrollment and monitoring. Also, the director of the Dept of Corrections may establish rules by which prison inmates sentenced for violation of certain DUI statutes may be released into a continuous alcohol monitoring program.First sponsor: Sen. L. Gray  
S1027 Daily History  Date Action
 
DUI; CONTINUOUS ALCOHOL MONITORING PROGRAM 1/27 from Senate pub-hu ser with amend #4021.
DUI; CONTINUOUS ALCOHOL MONITORING PROGRAM 1/26 Senate pub-hu ser amended; report awaited.
DUI; CONTINUOUS ALCOHOL MONITORING PROGRAM 1/10 referred to Senate pub-hu ser, jud.
     
 
S1028: DUI; LICENSE SUSPENSION
 
The list of DUI offenses for which a person’s driver’s license must be suspended for at least 90 days is expanded to include the presence of any dangerous, narcotic or other drug defined in criminal statutes (ARS 13-3401).First sponsor: Sen. L. Gray  
S1028 Daily History  Date Action
 
DUI; LICENSE SUSPENSION 1/27 from Senate pub-hu ser with amend #4019.
DUI; LICENSE SUSPENSION 1/26 Senate pub-hu ser amended; report awaited.
DUI; LICENSE SUSPENSION 1/10 referred to Senate pub-hu ser, jud.
     
 
S1029: DUI; RESTRICTED DRIVER LICENSE
 
A person whose driver’s license has been revoked for a violation of simple or extreme DUI is eligible to have an ignition interlock restricted driver license granted after 45 days of the revocation period. Also, requests for hearings by persons facing license suspension may be submitted online.First sponsor: Sen. L. Gray  
S1029 Daily History  Date Action
 
DUI; RESTRICTED DRIVER LICENSE 1/26 from Senate pub-hu ser do pass.
DUI; RESTRICTED DRIVER LICENSE 1/26 Senate pub-hu ser do pass; report awaited.
DUI; RESTRICTED DRIVER LICENSE 1/10 referred to Senate pub-hu ser, jud.
     
 
S1031: MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ACTIONS; BURDEN; PROOF
 
The standard of proof in all medical malpractice cases shall be “clear and convincing evidence.” [Capitol Reports note: the current standard in most cases is “preponderance of evidence.”]First sponsor: Sen. Barto  
S1031 Daily History  Date Action
 
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ACTIONS; BURDEN; PROOF 1/10 referred to Senate hel-med.
     
 
S1035: VEHICLE REGISTRATION CARDS
 
The requirement that a vehicle’s owner registration card must carry the name and address of the owner is deleted.First sponsor: Sen. Barto  
S1035 Daily History  Date Action
 
VEHICLE REGISTRATION CARDS 1/10 referred to Senate nat res-trans.
     
 
S1050: TECH CORRECTION; CERTIFICATE OF TITLE
 
Minor change in Title 28 (transportation) pertaining to certificates of vehicle title and registration. Apparent striker bus.First sponsor: Sen. McComish  
S1050 Daily History  Date Action
 
TECH CORRECTION; CERTIFICATE OF TITLE 1/10 referred to Senate rules only.
     
 
S1057: LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS; DISCIPLINARY ACTION
 
A law enforcement officer who was subject to disciplinary action without just cause being established may recover all costs, including attorney fees associated with proceedings held to establish the officer’s innocence. Punitive damages may be awarded by a court if it determines, by a preponderance of evidence, that the allegations were knowingly and intentionally filed without cause.First sponsor: Sen. L. Gray  
S1057 Daily History  Date Action
 
LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS; DISCIPLINARY ACTION 1/10 referred to Senate jud.
     
 
S1060: FIREARMS; MISCONDUCT; FRAUDULENT TRANSACTIONS
 
Various actions are added to the criminal code related to misconduct involving weapons, including if a person falsifies, conceals or misrepresents the identity of a buyer, receiver or other person on whose behalf someone purchases a deadly weapon. It is also illegal to sell a weapon if the seller has reason to know that false or misleading information regarding the purchaser is being used. For purposes of RICO statutes. all such actions may be considered racketeering.First sponsor: Sen. Sinema  
S1060 Daily History  Date Action
 
FIREARMS; MISCONDUCT; FRAUDULENT TRANSACTIONS 1/11 referred to Senate jud.
     
 
S1061: HOMICIDE; INTERROGATIONS; ELECTRONIC RECORDING
 
With certain stated exceptions, all interrogations of a person in custody as part of a homicide investigation shall be electronically recorded. Recordings shall be kept until the defendant’s conviction is final and all appeals are exhausted.First sponsor: Sen. Sinema  
S1061 Daily History  Date Action
 
HOMICIDE; INTERROGATIONS; ELECTRONIC RECORDING 1/11 referred to Senate jud, appro.
     
 
S1070: TECH CORRECTION; UNLAWFUL ALIENS; TRANSPORTING
 
Minor change in Title 13 (criminal code) pertaining to offenses against the public order. Apparent striker bus.First sponsor: Sen. Pearce  
S1070 Daily History  Date Action
 
TECH CORRECTION; UNLAWFUL ALIENS; TRANSPORTING 1/11 referred to Senate rules only.
     
 
S1071: RACIAL PROFILING; PROHIBITION; TRAINING
 
An article is added to Title 41 (state government) prohibiting law enforcement agencies from engaging in racial profiling (defined). Reports are required from each law enforcement agency in the state detailing all stops of drivers or pedestrians. Reports are sent to the Attorney General, who shall determine if the agency engaged in racial profiling. Such a determination will result in mandatory training. The Legislature must sanction agencies that refuse to comply by refusing to appropriate state money that might be used by the noncompliant law enforcement agency.First sponsor: Sen. Schapira  
S1071 Daily History  Date Action
 
RACIAL PROFILING; PROHIBITION; TRAINING 1/11 referred to Senate jud, border-fed-sov.
     
 
S1078: IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT; FEDERAL AGREEMENT
 
Before any law enforcement agency in the state uses resources to enforce federal immigration laws, it must enter into a written agreement with the U.S. Dept of Homeland Security to pay costs of the enforcement activities.First sponsor: Sen. Gallardo  
S1078 Daily History  Date Action
 
IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT; FEDERAL AGREEMENT 1/11 referred to Senate jud, border-fed-sov.
     
 
S1079: LAW ENFORCEMENT; SURVIVING SPOUSES ; INSURANCE
 
The law stating that the surviving spouse of a law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty or who had died as a result of injuries suffered in the line of duty is entitled to receive health insurance payments from the officer’s employer is expanded to include a dependent of the law enforcement officer. The list of conditions that qualify the spouse (and now dependent) to receive health insurance payments from the officer’s employer is also expanded to include that the spouse or dependent is enrolled in the health insurance program offered by the retirement plan from which the person(s) is receiving benefits. Formerly, payments would be made only if the recipient was covered by the employer’s health insurance plan. Conditions are also added that will cause the payments to cease.First sponsor: Sen. L. Gray
Others: Sen. Aboud, Sen. Allen, Sen. Melvin, Sen. Nelson
 
S1079 Daily History  Date Action
 
LAW ENFORCEMENT; SURVIVING SPOUSES ; INSURANCE 1/11 referred to Senate pub-hu ser.
     
 
S1082: DES; FINGERPRINTING; FINGER IMAGING
 
Beginning Jan. 1, 2013, personnel employed by a contractor or licensee of the Dept of Economic Security, whether paid or volunteer, who provide services directly to vulnerable adults must have a valid fingerprint clearance card on file. Also, regarding the finger imaging required of applicants for welfare, the department shall purge a person’s finger image 12 months after denying or terminating benefits to an individual.First sponsor: Sen. L. Gray  
S1082 Daily History  Date Action
 
DES; FINGERPRINTING; FINGER IMAGING 1/25 from Senate rules okay.
DES; FINGERPRINTING; FINGER IMAGING 1/20 from Senate pub-hu ser with amend #4005.
DES; FINGERPRINTING; FINGER IMAGING 1/19 Senate pub-hu ser amended; report awaited.
DES; FINGERPRINTING; FINGER IMAGING 1/11 referred to Senate pub-hu ser.
     
 
S1084: CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS
 
Children riding in automobiles who are between five and eight years of age and who are not more than 4 foot 9 inches tall must be restrained in a child restraint system.First sponsor: Sen. L. Gray
Others: Sen. Melvin
 
S1084 Daily History  Date Action
 
CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS 1/11 referred to Senate nat res-trans, jud.
     
 
S1093: MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY; ENFORCEMENT
 
Language exempting from regulation motor vehicles carrying hazardous materials if the vehicle is “not required by the Department of Transportation to be marked or placarded” is changed to exempt only those vehicles carrying less than 1,000 pounds of hazardous material or less than 110 gallons of combustible liquid (as defined in federal statute). This bill restores language that applied before Laws 2008, Chapter 143.First sponsor: Sen. Biggs  
S1093 Daily History  Date Action
 
MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY; ENFORCEMENT 1/11 referred to Senate nat res-trans.
     
 
S1106: ASRS; DEFINITIONS; SERVICE CREDITS; MILITARY
 
ASRS members who were previously a member of another public employee retirement system and who receive or are eligible to receive a retirement benefit from that system are ineligible to receive retirement benefits from ASRS for the same period. Members who are performing qualified military service are not considered as having a severance from employment for all ASRS purposes. Also modifies one of the calculation options for “current annual compensation” for the purposes of determining retirement benefits.First sponsor: Sen. Yarbrough
Others: Sen. McComish
 
S1106 Daily History  Date Action
 
ASRS; DEFINITIONS; SERVICE CREDITS; MILITARY 1/27 passed Senate 27-0; ready for House.
ASRS; DEFINITIONS; SERVICE CREDITS; MILITARY 1/25 from Senate rules okay.
ASRS; DEFINITIONS; SERVICE CREDITS; MILITARY 1/24 to Senate consent calendar.
ASRS; DEFINITIONS; SERVICE CREDITS; MILITARY 1/20 from Senate fin do pass.
ASRS; DEFINITIONS; SERVICE CREDITS; MILITARY 1/12 referred to Senate fin.
     
 
S1107: RETIREMENT; ASRS; TRANSFERS; DISTRIBUTIONS
 
Various changes to statutes governing the ASRS, including modifying the process for the transfer of certain service credits. ASRS members receiving a lump sum payment are eligible for group health insurance and premium assistance, but are not eligible for benefit increases. Beginning January 1, 2008, a Roth IRA is added to the list of eligible retirement plans for a rollover distribution. Also, payments to an alternate payee revert to the ASRS member upon the alternate payee’s death.First sponsor: Sen. Yarbrough
Others: Sen. McComish
 
S1107 Daily History  Date Action
 
RETIREMENT; ASRS; TRANSFERS; DISTRIBUTIONS 1/27 passed Senate 27-0; ready for House.
RETIREMENT; ASRS; TRANSFERS; DISTRIBUTIONS 1/25 from Senate rules okay.
RETIREMENT; ASRS; TRANSFERS; DISTRIBUTIONS 1/24 to Senate consent calendar.
RETIREMENT; ASRS; TRANSFERS; DISTRIBUTIONS 1/20 from Senate fin do pass.
ASRS; TRANSFERS; DISTRIBUTIONS; DRO PAYMENTS 1/12 referred to Senate fin.
     
 
S1111: HANDHELD WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES; DRIVING
 
It is a civil offense for a person to use a handheld wireless communication device while driving a motor vehicle. The penalty for a first offense is $100; the penalty for a second offense is $250 plus community service; the penalty for a third offense is $500 plus community service. If the person was involved in an accident, and it is determined the cause of the accident is related to use of the device, the civil penalty is doubled.First sponsor: Sen. Pierce  
S1111 Daily History  Date Action
 
HANDHELD WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES; DRIVING 1/13 referred to Senate jud.
     
 
S1117: IMMIGRATION LEGISLATION CHALLENGES
 
Continues indefinitely the authorization for the governor to direct counsel other than the Attorney General to defend challenges to Laws 2010, Chapter 113 (SB1070) and later amendments to it. Previously, the authorization expired on Jan. 1, 2011. Also authorizes the speaker of the House of Representatives and the president of the Senate to direct counsel to initiate a legal proceeding or appear on behalf of their respective chambers or on behalf of the Legislature in any challenge in a state or federal court to SB1070. Retroactive to January 1, 2011. Emergency clause.First sponsor: Sen. Pearce
Others: Sen. Allen, Sen. Barto, Sen. Bundgaard, Sen. L. Gray, Sen. Klein, Sen. McComish, Sen. Melvin, Sen. Pierce, Sen. Reagan, Sen. Smith
 
S1117 Daily History  Date Action
 
IMMIGRATION LEGISLATION CHALLENGES 2/3 substituted in House for identical H2537 and passed 40-20; ready for governor.
IMMIGRATION LEGISLATION CHALLENGES 1/26 passed Senate 20-6; ready for House.
IMMIGRATION LEGISLATION CHALLENGES 1/26 Senate COW approved.
IMMIGRATION LEGISLATION CHALLENGES 1/25 from Senate rules okay. Stricken from Senate consent calendar by Gallardo.
IMMIGRATION LEGISLATION CHALLENGES 1/24 to Senate consent calendar.
IMMIGRATION LEGISLATION CHALLENGES 1/24 from Senate jud do pass.
IMMIGRATION LEGISLATION CHALLENGES 1/20 Senate jud do pass; report awaited.
IMMIGRATION LEGISLATION CHALLENGES 1/13 referred to Senate jud.
     
 
S1133: APPROACHING STATIONARY VEHICLES; YIELD RIGHT-OF-WAY
 
Statute that calls for drivers approaching stationary emergency vehicles with alternately flashing red and blue lights to yield the right-of-way and proceed with caution is changed so that drivers must yield to any vehicle displaying flashing lights or warning lights.First sponsor: Sen. Nelson  
S1133 Daily History  Date Action
 
APPROACHING STATIONARY VEHICLES; YIELD RIGHT-OF-WAY 2/3 Senate COW approved with amend #4010.
APPROACHING STATIONARY VEHICLES; YIELD RIGHT-OF-WAY 2/1 from Senate rules okay.
APPROACHING STATIONARY VEHICLES; YIELD RIGHT-OF-WAY 1/25 from Senate nat res-trans with amend #4010.
APPROACHING STATIONARY VEHICLES; YIELD RIGHT-OF-WAY 1/18 referred to Senate nat res-trans.
     
 
S1147: MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY MONITORING EQUIPMENT
 
The list of exemptions from statutory regulations regarding vehicle window glass is expanded to include safety monitoring equipment that is mounted on the windshield near the rearview mirror or where the rearview mirror would positioned if the vehicle had one.First sponsor: Sen. L. Gray
Others: Rep. C. Miranda
 
S1147 Daily History  Date Action
 
MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY MONITORING EQUIPMENT 2/7 to Senate consent calendar.
MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY MONITORING EQUIPMENT 2/1 from Senate nat res-trans do pass.
MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY MONITORING EQUIPMENT 1/18 referred to Senate nat res-trans.
     
 
S1167: ASRS; COMPREHENSIVE AMENDMENTS
 
Various changes to statutes governing the Arizona State Retirement System. ASRS is exempt from the Administrative Procedures Act, and the ASRS Board is required to establish a procedure for the adoption, amendment, or repeal of rules. ASRS members who receive or are eligible to receive a retirement benefit from another public employee retirement system are ineligible to receive retirement benefits from ASRS for the same period. Members who are performing qualified military service are not considered as having a severance from employment for all ASRS purposes. ASRS members receiving a lump sum payment are eligible for group health insurance and premium assistance. A retired member whose retirement benefits have been suspended because the member returned to work with an ASRS employer must repay the ASRS for any benefits improperly received. The employer must pay contributions to the ASRS for any retired worker who returns to work at a contribution rate determined by a formula calculated by the ASRS actuary. ASRS members are not eligible for long-term disability under the system unless an intitial claim is filed within 24 months of the date of disability. ASRS is authorized to suspend or terminate a person’s long-term disability benefits if the person does not provide information requested by the system, the insurance carrier or the claims administrator. More. Appropriates $150,000 from the ASRS administration account in FY2011-2012 to ASRS for implementation.First sponsor: Sen. Yarbrough
Others: Sen. McComish
 
S1167 Daily History  Date Action
 
ASRS; COMPREHENSIVE AMENDMENTS 2/3 Senate COW approved with amend #4026.
ASRS; COMPREHENSIVE AMENDMENTS 2/1 from Senate rules okay.
ASRS; COMPREHENSIVE AMENDMENTS 1/31 from Senate fin with amend #4026.
ASRS; COMPREHENSIVE AMENDMENTS 1/27 Senate fin amended; report awaited.
ASRS; COMPREHENSIVE AMENDMENTS 1/19 referred to Senate fin.
     
 
S1182: TRAFFIC SCHOOL; DRIVER LICENSE SUSPENSION
 
The Dept of Transportation is prohibited from reinstating a suspended driver license until the person whose license is suspended successfully completes approved traffic survival school.First sponsor: Sen. Reagan  
S1182 Daily History  Date Action
 
TRAFFIC SCHOOL; DRIVER LICENSE SUSPENSION 1/20 referred to Senate nat res-trans.
     
 
S1202: DANGEROUS DRUGS; DEFINITION; SYNTHETIC
 
Makes various changes in the list of “dangerous drugs,” apparently to include synthetics (officially defined as optical, positional or geometric isomers). Emergency clause.First sponsor: Sen. L. Gray
Others: Rep. Brophy McGee, Rep. Burges, Rep. Crandell, Rep. Lesko, Rep. Meyer, Rep. R. Miranda, Rep. C. Miranda, Rep. Smith, Rep. Jim Weiers, Rep. Yee, Sen. Aboud, Sen. Allen, Sen. Barto, Sen. Klein, Sen. Murphy, Sen. Sinema, Sen. Yarbrough
 
S1202 Daily History  Date Action
 
DANGEROUS DRUGS; DEFINITION; SYNTHETIC 2/7 to Senate consent calendar.
DANGEROUS DRUGS; DEFINITION; SYNTHETIC 2/1 from Senate jud do pass.
DANGEROUS DRUGS; DEFINITION; SYNTHETIC 1/24 referred to Senate jud.
     
 
S1233: PEACE OFFICERS; AT-WILL EMPLOYMENT
 
The statutory provision that a peace office may not be subjected to disciplinary action except for just cause does not apply to law enforcement officers who are employed at-will (defined) in an executive or managerial position.First sponsor: Sen. L. Gray  
S1233 Daily History  Date Action
 
PEACE OFFICERS; AT-WILL EMPLOYMENT 1/25 referred to Senate pub-hu ser.
     
 
S1316: RETIREMENT; PSPRS; TRUSTEES; EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS
 
The powers of the Board of Trustees of the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System are expanded to include authroization to enter into employment agreements with the administrator and asistant administrators. The board’s decisions regarding investment management agreements, etc., are specifically exempt from procurement rules.First sponsor: Sen. Yarbrough  
S1316 Daily History  Date Action
 
RETIREMENT; PSPRS; TRUSTEES; EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS 1/31 referred to Senate fin.
     
 
S1317: RETIREMENT; PSPRS; CORP; EORP; ADMINISTRATION
 
Various changes in statutes dealing with the Public Safety Personnel Reitement System, the Corrections Officers’ Retirement Plan and the Elected Officials’ Retirement Plan. Police and fire chiefs are specifically entitled to become members of PSPRS. Language that permitted a member of PSPRS who participated in the deferred retirement option plan (DROP) and who became disabled during the period of DROP participation to apply for disability benefits is deleted. The PSPRS Board is prohibited from making a retroactive pension payment to a person that is more than 90 days after the date of the person’s application for benefits. The time period within which CORP employers are required to forward members’ contributions is extended to 10 working days from 5 working days. Employers are subject to a daily penalty (calculated at 10% per annum) if contributions are not timely received.First sponsor: Sen. Yarbrough  
S1317 Daily History  Date Action
 
RETIREMENT; PSPRS; CORP; EORP; ADMINISTRATION 1/31 referred to Senate fin.
     
 
S1325: UNION DUES; POLITICAL PURPOSES
 
Labor unions may not use any part of union dues for political purposes (defined) unless each person paying dues is given the opportunity to designate the types of candidates, legislation, issues or political party that will be supported with that portion of dues being used for political purposes.First sponsor: Sen. Antenori
Others: Sen. Allen, Sen. Barto, Sen. Biggs, Sen. Bundgaard, Sen. Gould, Sen. L. Gray, Sen. Griffin, Sen. Klein, Sen. Melvin, Sen. Nelson, Sen. Shooter, Sen. Smith, Sen. Yarbrough
 
S1325 Daily History  Date Action
 
UNION DUES; POLITICAL PURPOSES 1/31 referred to Senate gov ref.
     
 
S1329: PUBLIC EMPLOYEES; LOBBYING; POLITICAL ACTIVITIES
 
A public employee paid in whole or in part from taxpayer monies is prohibited from engaging in political activity or lobbying a governmental entity during the employee’s hours of employment unless the person takes unpaid leave or uses vacation or compensatory time. Persons registered as authorized public lobbyists or as designated public lobbyists are exempt from the restriction against lobbying. Public entities are prohibited from using taxpayer monies to fund any part of a rally, protest or lobbying effort.First sponsor: Sen. Antenori
Others: Rep. Gowan, Rep. Montenegro, Rep. Stevens
 
S1329 Daily History  Date Action
 
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES; LOBBYING; POLITICAL ACTIVITIES 1/31 referred to Senate gov ref.
     
 
S1332: PUBLIC AGENCIES; ELECTED OFFICIALS; COMMUNICATIONS
 
Elected officials and public agencies are prohibited from using public monies for any print media, visual media or broadcast media announcement or any website campaign to self-promote. Some exceptions.First sponsor: Sen. Antenori
Others: Rep. Gowan, Rep. Montenegro, Rep. Stevens, Sen. Melvin, Sen. Shooter
 
S1332 Daily History  Date Action
 
PUBLIC AGENCIES; ELECTED OFFICIALS; COMMUNICATIONS 1/31 referred to Senate gov ref.
     
 
S1339: ADMIN RULES; REPEAL; LEGISLATIVE ACTION
 
Any agency’s final administrative rule that has an impact on the private sector in Arizona is repealed effective January 1, 2013. Agencies are prohibited from adopting rules that have an impact on the private sector. Any rule impacting the private sector must be enacted as statute.First sponsor: Sen. Antenori
Others: Rep. Gowan, Rep. Montenegro, Rep. Stevens, Rep. Vogt, Sen. Klein, Sen. Shooter
 
S1339 Daily History  Date Action
 
ADMIN RULES; REPEAL; LEGISLATIVE ACTION 1/31 referred to Senate gov ref.
     
 
S1340: RETIREMENT; DEFINED CONTRIBUTION SYSTEM
 
Creates an Arizona State Defined Contribution Retirement System (DC System). Beginning January 1, 2012, the DC System is the single retirement program for all new employees, and those employees are ineligible for membership in ASRS. Establishes provisions regulating the DC system, including powers and duties of a DC System Board, employee and employer contributions, retirement age, amount of annuity payments, and termination of membership.First sponsor: Sen. Antenori  
S1340 Daily History  Date Action
 
RETIREMENT; DEFINED CONTRIBUTION SYSTEM 1/31 referred to Senate fin.
     
 
S1342: BORDER SECURITY; ARIZONA RANGERS
 
The Arizona Rangers are authorized to engage in border security activities in accordance with a proclamation by the Governor, and to enter into mutual assistance and support agreements pertaining to border security activities with law enforcement agencies.First sponsor: Sen. Antenori
Others: Sen. Shooter
 
S1342 Daily History  Date Action
 
BORDER SECURITY; ARIZONA RANGERS 1/31 referred to Senate border-fed-sov.
     
 
S1350: PUBLIC EMPLOYEES; POLITICAL ACTIVITIES
 
Transfers the statute prohibiting state employees from certain political activities from Title 41 (state government) to Title 38 (public officers & employees) and defines “employees” to include those employed by the state or any political subdivison. Exception provided for elected officials. Also, public employees are no longer allowed — even in off-duty hours — to solicit or encourage contributions to be made directly to candidates or campaign committees contributing to candidates or advocating the election or defeat of candidates.First sponsor: Sen. Antenori
Others: Sen. Allen, Sen. Barto, Sen. Crandall, Sen. Gould, Sen. Klein, Sen. Melvin, Sen. Shooter, Sen. Smith, Sen. Yarbrough
 
S1350 Daily History  Date Action
 
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES; POLITICAL ACTIVITIES 1/31 referred to Senate gov ref.
     
 
S1351: UNINSURED VEHICLES; COLLISION DAMAGES; IMPOUNDMENT
 
Peace officers are required to immobilize or impound a vehicle if a person is driving the vehicle without motor vehicle insurance. If a vehicle impounded for this reason and vehicle ownership is transferred, the person possessing the vehicle must pay 50% of all monies received from the transfer of ownership to the Dept of Transportation, to be deposited in the Highway Patrol Fund. Motor vehicle owners cannot bring an action to recover collision damages if the vehicle was uninsured.First sponsor: Sen. Antenori
Others: Rep. Gowan, Rep. Montenegro, Rep. Stevens, Rep. Vogt, Sen. L. Gray, Sen. Klein, Sen. Melvin, Sen. Reagan, Sen. Shooter, Sen. Smith, Sen. Yarbrough
 
S1351 Daily History  Date Action
 
UNINSURED VEHICLES; COLLISION DAMAGES; IMPOUNDMENT 1/31 referred to Senate nat res-trans, appro.
     
 
S1352: PHOTO RADAR PROHIBITION
 
Local authorities and state agencies are prohibited from using photo enforcement systems to identify violators of traffic signals and speed restrictions. Statutes governing the use of photo enforcement systems are repealed.First sponsor: Sen. Antenori
Others: Rep. Burges, Rep. Gowan, Rep. Kavanagh, Rep. Mesnard, Rep. Montenegro, Rep. Smith, Rep. Stevens, Rep. Ugenti, Sen. Biggs, Sen. Gould, Sen. Klein
 
S1352 Daily History  Date Action
 
PHOTO RADAR PROHIBITION 1/31 referred to Senate gov ref.
     
 
S1353: MOVING VIOLATIONS; ASSESSMENT; ENFORCEMENT; EQUIPMENT
 
Levies an additional assessment of $10 on every civil penalty or fine resulting from a citation for a civil traffic violation, a misdemeanor, or a violation of any local ordinance relating to the stopping, standing, or operation of a vehicle. Half of the assessment is deposited in the Public Safety Equipment Fund, and the other half is transmitted to the law enforcement agency that issued the citation. Repeals the state photo enforcement system and related statutes. Monies received by the Fund beyond the first $1.2 million per FY are no longer deposited in the general fund.First sponsor: Sen. Antenori
Others: Rep. Gowan, Rep. Judd
 
S1353 Daily History  Date Action
 
MOVING VIOLATIONS; ASSESSMENT; ENFORCEMENT; EQUIPMENT 1/31 referred to Senate gov ref, appro.
     
 
S1354: PHOTO ENFORCEMENT; VIOLATOR IDENTIFICATION; RESPONSE
 
If a person received a notice of violation or uniform traffic ticket in the mail for a speeding violation or failure to obey a traffic control device that is obtained using a photo enforcement system, the person does not have to identify who is in the photo or respond to the notice of violation or the uniform traffic ticket.First sponsor: Sen. Antenori
Others: Rep. Gowan
 
S1354 Daily History  Date Action
 
PHOTO ENFORCEMENT; VIOLATOR IDENTIFICATION; RESPONSE 1/31 referred to Senate gov ref.
     
 
S1365: PAYCHECK DEDUCTIONS; POLITICAL PURPOSES
 
Employers are prohibited from deducting any payment from an employee’s paycheck for political purposes (defined) unless the employee annually provides written authorization for the deduction. Establishes penalties for improper deductions. Severability clause.First sponsor: Sen. Antenori
Others: Rep. Gowan, Rep. Harper, Rep. McLain, Rep. Mesnard, Rep. Montenegro, Rep. Stevens, Rep. Vogt, Sen. Crandall, Sen. Driggs, Sen. Klein, Sen. Melvin, Sen. Reagan, Sen. Shooter, Sen. Smith
 
S1365 Daily History  Date Action
 
PAYCHECK DEDUCTIONS; POLITICAL PURPOSES 1/31 referred to Senate gov ref.
     
 
S1368: HUMAN SMUGGLING ORGANIZATION; OFFENSE; PENALTY
 
The crime of participating in a human smuggling organization (defined) is added to the criminal code as a class 2 (second highest) felony. The crime of assisting a human smuggling organization is a class 3 felony.First sponsor: Sen. Antenori
Others: Rep. Gowan, Rep. Harper, Rep. Montenegro, Rep. Stevens, Rep. Vogt, Sen. Driggs, Sen. Klein, Sen. Shooter
 
S1368 Daily History  Date Action
 
HUMAN SMUGGLING ORGANIZATION; OFFENSE; PENALTY 1/31 referred to Senate jud.
     
 
S1369: VEHICLE RIGHT-OF-WAY; SLOWER VEHICLES; YIELD
 
On a divided highway with a speed limit of at least 55 mph, if a person is driving in the left lane and another vehicle approaches from behind and flashes its headlights, the person must move into the adjacent right lane within 60 seconds. A violation is a civil traffic violation, and civil penalties must be deposited in the Public Safety Equipment Fund.First sponsor: Sen. Antenori  
S1369 Daily History  Date Action
 
VEHICLE RIGHT-OF-WAY; SLOWER VEHICLES; YIELD 1/31 referred to Senate nat res-trans.
     
 
S1377: TECH CORRECTION; STATE EMPLOYEES; RECOGNITION
 
Minor change in Title 41 (state government) pertaining to state employee recognition. Apparent striker bus.First sponsor: Sen. Antenori  
S1377 Daily History  Date Action
 
TECH CORRECTION; STATE EMPLOYEES; RECOGNITION 1/31 referred to Senate rules only.
     
 
S1378: TECH CORRECTION; STATE PERSONNEL
 
Minor change in Title 41 (state government) pertaining to state personnel administration. Apparent striker bus.First sponsor: Sen. Antenori  
S1378 Daily History  Date Action
 
TECH CORRECTION; STATE PERSONNEL 1/31 referred to Senate rules only.
     
 
S1398: PHOTO ENFORCEMENT; DPS EQUIPMENT FUND
 
In FY2011-2012, 40% of monies remaining in the Photo Enforcement Fund after paying all expenses, up to $7 million, is deposited in the Public Safety Equipment Fund. Session law only; does not amend statute.First sponsor: Sen. Antenori  
S1398 Daily History  Date Action
 
PHOTO ENFORCEMENT; DPS EQUIPMENT FUND 1/31 referred to Senate appro.
     
 
S1406: INTERSTATE COMPACT; BORDER FENCE
 
The governor is authorized to enter into an interstate compact to provide for the construction and maintenance of a secure fence along the Arizona-Mexico border line that is located on private property, if the landowners consent.First sponsor: Sen. Smith
Others: Sen. Allen, Sen. Antenori, Sen. Griffin, Sen. Melvin, Sen. Meza, Sen. Pearce, Sen. Shooter
 
S1406 Daily History  Date Action
 
INTERSTATE COMPACT; BORDER FENCE 1/31 referred to Senate border-fed-sov.
     
 
S1430: MOTOR VEHICLES; TOWING
 
Establishes regulations for private property trespass towers (defined). Beginning July 1, 2012, the Dept of Transportation must set rate caps for towing, storage, and other services provided by towers. Establishes requirements for records of towed vehicles, notification of law enforcement, insurance coverage, fingerprinting tower employees, and the release of towed or impounded vehicles. Also includes unlawful practices and civil penalties for violations. These regulations self-repeal on July 1, 2021. Also makes various changes to existing statutes governing towing companies.First sponsor: Sen. Nelson  
S1430 Daily History  Date Action
 
MOTOR VEHICLES; TOWING 2/1 referred to Senate nat res-trans.
     
 
S1431: ADOT OMNIBUS
 
Various changes in statutes related to the Dept of Transportation (ADOT), including authorizing the director to obtain criminal history and consumer report information for job applicants; eliminating the Dept’s authority to regulate lighting devices and safety glass, and requiring lights and glass to comply with federal safety standards; eliminating provisional licenses for dealers, automotive recyclers, and authorized third parties; and requiring applicants for various types of transportation-related business licenses to provide a general fingerprint authorization card to the Dept. Repeals statutes regulating title service companies effective April 1, 2012.First sponsor: Sen. Nelson  
S1431 Daily History  Date Action
 
ADOT OMNIBUS 2/1 referred to Senate nat res-trans.
     
 
S1459: LAW ENFORCEMENT; CRIMES; REPORTING
 
All law enforcement agencies are required to post on their websites the number of crimes reported within their jurisdictions that are required to be reported to the FBI. These statistics must be maintained on the website for at least five consecutive years. County attorneys are required to report annually on the website the number of cases that were referred to the county attorney for prosecution by each law enforcement agency in that county.First sponsor: Sen. Sinema
Others: Sen. Gallardo, Sen. Landrum Taylor, Sen. Meza
 
S1459 Daily History  Date Action
 
LAW ENFORCEMENT; CRIMES; REPORTING 2/1 referred to Senate jud.
     
 
S1479: TECH CORRECTION; EVIDENCE; MEDICAL MALPRACTICE
 
Minor change in Title 12 (courts) relating to evidence in medical malpractice actions. Apparent striker bus.First sponsor: Sen. Gould  
S1479 Daily History  Date Action
 
TECH CORRECTION; EVIDENCE; MEDICAL MALPRACTICE 2/1 referred to Senate rules only.
     
 
S1520: AZ BACKGROUND CLEARANCE CARD
 
Creates an Arizona background clearance card (Card) and requires applicants for various licenses and positions to obtain a Card from an authorized investigative provider licensed by the Department of Administration. In some instances, the Card replaces the requirement for a fingerprint clearance card, and in other instances, it is another option in addition to the fingerprint card. The licenses and positions include those related to CPS and foster care, teachers and other school district personnel, child care providers, and various professional and health care licensees. Beginning January 1, 2012, the Dept of Public Safety is required to provide, without cost, authorized investigative providers with the arrest records of individuals arrested in Arizona for the purpose of the Card investigation. The DPS fingerprinting division is eliminated, and its duties are transferred to authorized investigative providers. The name of the Board of Fingerprinting is changed to the Board of Arizona Background Clearance Cards. Card applicants must apply directly with an authorized investigative provider and must pay for the cost of the investigation. More. Due to a potential increase in state revenue, this bill requires the affirmative vote of 2/3 of each house of the Legislature for passage.First sponsor: Sen. Crandall  
S1520 Daily History  Date Action
 
AZ BACKGROUND CLEARANCE CARD 2/2 referred to Senate pub-hu ser.
     
 
S1538: DRIVING; HANDHELD WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES
 
It is a civil traffic violation for a person to use a handheld wireless communication device to write, send or read a written message while driving a motor vehicle. Some exceptions. The civil penalty for an offense is $50, unless the person was involved in an accident, in which case the civil penalty is $200.First sponsor: Sen. Melvin
Others: Sen. Shooter
 
S1538 Daily History  Date Action
 
DRIVING; HANDHELD WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES 2/2 referred to Senate jud.
     
 
S1555: GOVT EMPLOYEES; UNION DUES; WITHHOLDING
 
The state, counties, municipalities, school districts and other political subdivisions are prohibited from withholding or diverting any portion of employee wages to pay for labor organization dues.First sponsor: Sen. Murphy
Others: Rep. Crandell, Rep. Forese, Rep. Harper, Rep. Lesko, Rep. Mesnard, Rep. Montenegro, Rep. Smith, Sen. Allen, Sen. Barto, Sen. Biggs, Sen. Bundgaard, Sen. Gould, Sen. Griffin, Sen. Klein, Sen. Melvin, Sen. Pearce, Sen. Yarbrough
 
S1555 Daily History  Date Action
 
GOVT EMPLOYEES; UNION DUES; WITHHOLDING 2/2 referred to Senate gov ref.
     
 
S1561: LEGISLATIVE APPROPS; FEDERAL MONIES
 
The Legislature retains authority to appropriate all noncustodial federal monies, defined as either block grants or general revenue sharing money over which the state has broad authority to make spending decisions.First sponsor: Sen. Murphy
Others: Rep. Burges, Sen. Klein, Sen. Smith
 
S1561 Daily History  Date Action
 
LEGISLATIVE APPROPS; FEDERAL MONIES 2/2 referred to Senate appro.
     
 
S1562: PUBLIC EMPLOYEES; COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
 
Public employees may form, join and participate in, or refrain from forming, joining or participating in unions. A three-member Public Employee Labor Relations Board is formed to certify or decertify union representation and to hear complaints of prohibited practices. Local public employee labor relations boards are also authorized. State employees are forbidden from engaging in or encouraging a strike, and public employers cannot engage in an employee lockout. The Board terminates on July 1, 2021.First sponsor: Sen. Gallardo
Others: Rep. Gonzales, Rep. R. Miranda, Rep. Tovar
 
S1562 Daily History  Date Action
 
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES; COLLECTIVE BARGAINING 2/2 referred to Senate jud.
     
 
S1563: STATE EMPLOYEES; MEET & CONFER
 
State agencies and departments are recognized as the sole and exclusive authority with respect to determining the manner in which that entity’s activities are conducted and administered. Department employees cannot engage in a sickout, work slowdown or strike. The recognized employee organization and any state department shall meet and confer on a regular basis, at least once every 2 years, to discuss employment conditions. If an agreement is reached, it must be submitted to the governor for consideration, and the final decision by the governor is binding.First sponsor: Sen. Gallardo
Others: Rep. R. Miranda, Rep. Tovar
 
S1563 Daily History  Date Action
 
STATE EMPLOYEES; MEET & CONFER 2/2 referred to Senate jud.
     
 
S1564: LABOR UNIONS; NONUNION EMPLOYEES: REPRESENTATION
 
If an employee works at an entity where there is a union but is not a member of the union, the contract may make the employee liable for the costs of union representation at any grievance process initiated by the employee. The amount of liability cannot exceed the amount that would have been paid in dues to the union during the period of the most recent contract.First sponsor: Sen. Gallardo
Others: Rep. R. Miranda, Rep. Tovar
 
S1564 Daily History  Date Action
 
LABOR UNIONS; NONUNION EMPLOYEES: REPRESENTATION 2/2 referred to Senate jud.
     
 
S1579: TECH CORRECTION; VEHICLE ACCIDENT REPORT
 
Minor change in Title 28 (transportation) pertaining to accidents. Apparent striker bus.First sponsor: Sen. Murphy  
S1579 Daily History  Date Action
 
TECH CORRECTION; VEHICLE ACCIDENT REPORT 2/2 referred to Senate rules only.
     
 
S1584: DPS HEALTH CARE TRUST
 
The Department of Public Safety is authorized to establish health and accident insurance coverage for its employees. separate from the coverage administered by the Dept of Administration. Self-repeals on July 1, 2021.First sponsor: Sen. Nelson  
S1584 Daily History  Date Action
 
DPS HEALTH CARE TRUST 2/2 referred to Senate bank-ins.
     
 
S1586: FIREARMS; BACKGROUND CHECKS; GUN SHOWS
 
Requires a background check be conducted before the sale or tansfer of a firearm at a gun show. A violation is subject to a fine of up to $10,000.First sponsor: Sen. Gallardo  
S1586 Daily History  Date Action
 
FIREARMS; BACKGROUND CHECKS; GUN SHOWS 2/2 referred to Senate jud.
     
 
S1589: AUTHORIZED THIRD PARTIES; ADOT
 
The Dept of Transportation is required, rather than permitted, to authorize third parties to perform all title and registration, motor carrier licensing and tax reporting, dealer licensing and driver license functions, instead of only certain functions. The director of the department is required to establish minimum standards of service and a quality assurance program for authorized third parties.First sponsor: Sen. Griffin
Others: Sen. Pearce, Sen. Shooter
 
S1589 Daily History  Date Action
 
AUTHORIZED THIRD PARTIES; ADOT 2/2 referred to Senate nat res-trans.
     
 
SCR1028: PAYCHECK DEDUCTIONS; POLITICAL PURPOSES; REQUIREMENT
 
The 2012 general election ballot is to carry the question of whether to amend the state Constitution to prohibit an employer from making deductions from an employee’s paycheck for political purposes (defined) without the express written permission of the employee.First sponsor: Sen. Antenori
Others: Rep. Ash, Rep. Barton, Rep. Brophy McGee, Rep. Burges, Rep. Court, Rep. Farnsworth, Rep. Fillmore, Rep. Forese, Rep. Gowan, Rep. R. Gray, Rep. Harper, Rep. Judd, Rep. Lesko, Rep. McLain, Rep. Mesnard, Rep. Montenegro, Rep. Olson, Rep. Pratt, Rep. Proud, Rep. Reeve, Rep. Seel, Rep. Smith, Rep. Stevens, Rep. Ugenti, Rep. Vogt, Rep. Williams, Rep. Yee, Sen. Allen, Sen. Barto, Sen. Biggs, Sen. Bundgaard, Sen. Driggs, Sen. Gould, Sen. Griffin, Sen. Klein, Sen. McComish, Sen. Melvin, Sen. Murphy, Sen. Pierce, Sen. Reagan, Sen. Shooter, Sen. Smith, Sen. Yarbrough
 
SCR1028 Daily History  Date Action
 
PAYCHECK DEDUCTIONS; POLITICAL PURPOSES; REQUIREMENT 1/31 referred to Senate gov ref.
     
 
SCR1029: PHOTO RADAR PROHIBITION
 
The 2010 general election ballot is to carry the question of whether to amend statute to prohibit local jurisdictions from using photo enforcement.First sponsor: Sen. Antenori
Others: Rep. Burges, Rep. Gowan, Rep. Mesnard, Rep. Montenegro, Rep. Smith, Rep. Stevens, Rep. Ugenti, Sen. Biggs, Sen. Gould, Sen. Klein
 
SCR1029 Daily History  Date Action
 
PHOTO RADAR PROHIBITION 1/31 referred to Senate gov ref.
     
 

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