DOWNLOAD THE WORD DOCUMENT HERE: Weekly Report Feb 21 and Feb 28

To: Jimmy Chavez

From: KELSEY LUNDY

Subject: Weekly Report for the Weeks of February 21 and 28, 2011

Date: March 4, 2011

Overview of the Week at the Capitol

Week of February 21

Since last week only two additional bills have been brought forward bringing the 46th day of session total bills to 1337, still with only 6 signed into law.

Senate President Russell Pearce was able to get his Omnibus Immigration bill, SB1611, passed in the Senate Appropriations Committee Tuesday, February 22nd on a vote of 7-6. This bill was dropped at the end of the month and was described by President Pearce as a cleanup bill. Opponents of the bill state that it is far reaching and is much more severe than SB1070, the immigration bill that received nationwide attention.

Another late introduction bill, SB 1609, introduced by Senator Yarbrough, passed the Senate Finance Committee 3-1. SB 1609 is the Senate Republican’s version of pension reform and had unanimous opposition from the groups affected. The bill aims to increase the employee contribution, starting in 2014, to the retirement plans of Public Safety Personnel, Corrections Officer, and Elected Officials. It also would freeze cost-of-living increases in pensions. House Speaker Adams has a pension reform bill as well that is much different than the Senate version and is also opposed by the various employee stakeholder groups. Critics of both reforms state that these moves are unconstitutional and break contracts that were given to these State employees many years ago. Proponents of the bill state that it is the only way to save the current pension system.

Pinal County is one step closer to receiving $5 million dollars of photo-radar money that would normally go to the GF as a result of Speaker Pro-Tem Montenegro’s HB 2718. Sheriff Babeu testified on behalf of the need for this funding to combat illegal human and drug smuggling that goes through Pinal County. All other counties that physically border Mexico are given additional funding from the Federal Government to finance border security. The Sheriff testified that this additional funding will go to puchase ground based radar as well as other essential equipment.

There was also a second Jobs Forum this week hosted by Representatives Forese and Dial. The guests this week included Steve Voeller of the Free Enterprise Club, Kevin McCarthy of ATRA, Glenn Hammer of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Eric Crown of Insight. The overall message these key leaders told the joint body of assembled Legislators was that the best tax policy is one of equality. Do not choose winners and losers but instead do broad based tax cuts or incentives. Mr. Voeller went so far as to say “Don’t underestimate the value of doing nothing.”

Week of February 28:

With the deadline to hear legislation in the committee of origin passing last week (House committees can no longer hear House bills; Senate committees can no longer hear Senate bills), both legislative chambers spent most of the week on the floor voting in Committee of the Whole (COW) and on 3rd Reads, sending over bills to the other chamber. Both the House and Senate made a significant dent in the long backlog of bills that had cleared the committee process, but were waiting for full consideration. Other than the House and Senate Rules Committees, hearing calendars were extremely light as legislation continues to crossover to the other chamber and be assigned to committee.

Budget Update

A joint House and Senate leadership budget proposal has been submitted to the Governor. The Governor’s budget plan was used as the skeleton for the proposal, but legislative leaders chose not to utilize the proposed accounting maneuvers, such as rollovers, to help balance the budget. Instead, approximately $600 in cuts were substituted for the accounting “gimmicks,” with education taking a larger hit rumored to be $200 million. The Governor and her staff are digesting the plan and according to legislators, her office was somewhat surprised at the level of cuts being proposed and does not appear to be embracing the plan. The Legislature is still working toward releasing the budget, which will be a 16 month budget to address FY11 and FY12, near the 60 day mark of the legislative session. They would like to move it quickly through the process. If there is not agreement on the budget with the Governor’s Office, then it would face a veto. It is doubtful that there are sufficient votes to override the veto, but there does not appear to be sufficient votes to pass the budget in the form that the Governor initially proposed.

The ultimate impact of the budget on Medicaid is still somewhat fluid. The AZ Hospital and Healthcare Association (AzHHA) has begun seeking support for the hospital/provider tax, but this concept has not gained much traction with legislators, who would rather see greater cost sharing from AHCCCS members in the form of co-pays, monthly premiums, penalties for not showing up to appointments with medical providers, and elimination of non-emergency transportation. The AzHHA has begun to focus on the Governor’s Office and has a meeting with the Governor next week to discuss their plan. While the Governor’s initial proposal to reduce eligibility for childless adults on AHCCCS (i.e. the Prop. 204 populations) has been embraced by Republicans, the Executive now appears to be moving toward wanting flexibility on eligibility standards for eligible AHCCCS members. Discussions about an enrollment freeze for AHCCCS members, similar to the KidsCare program, are taking place and April 1st could become the first day in a draw down plan for Arizona’s Medicaid program. The Governor is considering freezing enrollment for childless adults earning at 100% of the Federal Poverty Level as part of a phase down process that could eventually take 250,000 similar enrollees off of AHCCCS. To do this legally the State owes U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services a phase down plan no later than March 31st. However, opponents of the idea, which include Legislative Democrats as well as advocacy groups do not believe that it is legal under Proposition 204 which passed by voters in 2000. That proposition gave benefits that exceeded the Federal minimum levels of Medicaid Assistance.

Arizona’s Economy

The State’s economy showed more signs of an upward trend with January marking the sixth consecutive month of year over year growth in general fund revenue collections. The sales tax appears to be the biggest contributor, showing its fourth consecutive month of growth as well as January’s increase being much higher than the months prior. State Treasurer Doug Ducey anticipates no cash flow problems for the rest of the fiscal year, and will not have to resort to daily borrowing as in the previous two years.

Senate Passes Controversial Gun Bill

Emotions ran high on the floor of the Senate on Thursday afternoon when they voted to pass SB 1201, Firearms Omnibus. In addition to several changes to Arizona’s gun laws, SB 1201 would allow gun owners to carry a firearm into most public buildings regardless of a notice of prohibition, unless all visitors either go through a metal detector or are screened by security personnel with hand-held wands.

The measure passed out of the Senate on a straight partisan vote, 21-8. Debate on the floor became emotional as both Democrats and Republicans invoked the memory of the Tucson shootings that took place two months ago. Several Democrats questioned the bill’s timing, especially right on the heels of the shooting of their former colleague, US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords; while Republicans defended the rights of gun owners to protect themselves at all times. SB 1201 will now move onto the House for consideration.

Senate Majority Leader Bundgaard May Face Charge of Domestic Violence

Senate Majority Leader, Scott Bundgaard was stopped and questioned by police last weekend when he and his girlfriend got into a dispute after leaving a charity event in Phoenix. Police were called to the scene where both Senator Budgaard and his girlfriend appeared to have suffered some minor physical injuries. Senator Bundgaard was not arrested at the scene because he is a sitting Senator during the Legislative session, however his girlfriend was arrested and charged with suspicion of domestic violence and later released and no charges have been filed at this time. While Senator Bundgaard was immune from arrest at the time of the incident, he still faces the possibility of domestic violence charges pending an investigation by Phoenix Police.

AHPA Key Issues:

Pension Reform

• HB 2726 public retirement systems; plan design (Adams) – HB 2726 has not moved since passing out of the House Employment and Regulatory Affairs Committee. The Speaker has been meeting with individual stakeholders to see whether common ground can be found with the employee stakeholder groups. Kelsey Lundy has met with Speaker Adams on two occasions and has discussed AHPA concerns with the bill as drafted, particularly the increase in contribution rate increases, COLA changes and elimination of DROP. She has also discussed the Arizona Police Association’s proposal and has encouraged the Speaker to adopt the APA’s proposed second tier for new hires. Now that SB 1609 has passed the Senate, it is expected that the Speaker will want to get his bill moving through the process and over to the Senate. It is unclear what, if any, amendments will be proposed or adopted on the House floor. It is rumored that the Speaker and Senator Yarbrough will be meeting next week to see if they can come to any agreement on the differences in their two proposals.

• SB 1609 retirement systems; plans; plan design (Yarbrough) – SB 1609 passed out of the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday, February 23rd on party lines, 3-1. All of the employee groups, including AHPA, testified in opposition to the bill and each group focused on specific parts of the bill. (See special AHPA newsletter that went out on Friday, February 25th for full details.) This bill was then fast tracked and a closed caucus was held by the Senate Republicans on Monday, February 28th where members were asked not to offer any amendments on the floor to show their support for the Senate proposal over the one being moved by House Speaker Adams, HB 2726. The bill then went to COW on Wednesday, March 2nd and there was no discussion and then 3rd Read on Thursday, March 3rd and passed on a party line vote 21-5. Senator Yarbrough stated that this bill was needed to save the pension funds. Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D) stood in opposition to the bill and stated that it was unconstitutional and would end up in court. The bill will be transmitted to the House early next week.

• Budget – Rumors a circulating that the House and Senate leaderships have come to a tentative agreement on a budget that cuts and includes fund sweeps of $600 million above the Governor’s budget proposal. It is unclear at this point if the DPS budget is affected by the proposal, but there is significant support for the agency in the Legislature and many have indicated they would not like to see any further cuts to DPS.

• Union Dues Deduction Bills – SB 1365 paycheck deductions; political purposes passed out of COW with a floor amendment on March 1st. The floor amendment, which can be viewed at http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/50leg/1r/adopted/1365antenori151.pdf, exempts public safety employee groups from the provisions of the bill, including AHPA. Jimmy Chavez and Brian Livingston were instrumental in working with Senator Antenori on this amendment and protecting the rights of police officer associations. SB 1555 failed in the Senate Government Reform Committee 3-3 which was the other bill that took away the ability of employee groups to have their dues deducted from paychecks.

• SB 1013 capitol police; transfer – SB 1013, sponsored by President Pearce, would transfer capitol police from ADOA to DPS. SB 1013 was amended and passed out of the Senate Appropriations Committee on February 8th and passed out of COW with a floor amendment on March 2nd. Both issues of funding of the transfer and personnel transfer have been addressed in the bill as amended.

• HB 2718 public safety; equipment fund; appropriation – HB 2718, as introduced by Representative Steve Montenegro, appropriated $5 million in photo radar monies from the public safety equipment fund to Pinal County for illegal immigration efforts. The bill was amended, at the request of AHPA and DPS, in the House Appropriations Committee to take the monies from the GF portion of photo enforcement funds. It was inaccurately identified that there were excess funds from photo enforcement monies in the public safety equipment fund and when Representative Montenegro was shown that this would actually be a $5 million cut to the DPS budget, he was very willing to amend the bill and stated he never intended to potentially cut the DPS budget with his bill. The bill still has to go to COW and be 3rd Read in the House.

• SB 1353 moving violations; assessment; enforcement; equipment – Senator Antenori introduced SB 1353 which increases the assessment of a moving violation by $10, half of which will go the DPS public safety equipment fund and the other half will be distributed among local law enforcement agencies for public safety equipment. The bill is expected to be amended on the floor to address concerns from the courts and will raise the assessment from $10 to $13 with some of the money going to the courts to cover their administrative costs for administering the assessment. The bill is expected to go to the floor next week.

• Legislation Overview – With bills now mostly switched over to the other house, the over 160 bills being monitored by the AHPA is down to under 70. Any bills that did not make it through the committee in the House of origin by the end of last week were taken off the bill tracking list.

AHPA Legislation

50th Legislature – 1st Regular Session, 2011 Friday, Mar 4 2011 6:01 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:Senate Public Safety & Human Services (Wednesday 03/09/11 at 9:00 AM, Senate Rm. 3)

H2355 : COURT SURCHARGES

Hearing:Senate Rules (Monday 03/07/11 at 1:00 PM, Senate Caucus Rm.)

H2444 : LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER DISCIPLINE

Hearing:Senate Public Safety & Human Services (Wednesday 03/09/11 at 9:00 AM, Senate Rm. 3)

H2474 : DPS EMPLOYEES; ALTERNATIVE WORK HOURS

Hearing:Senate Government Reform (Wednesday 03/09/11 at 9:00 AM, Senate Rm. 1)

H2477 : LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS; WITNESS; REPRESENTATION

Hearing:Senate Public Safety & Human Services (Wednesday 03/09/11 at 9:00 AM, Senate Rm. 3)

H2718 : PUBLIC SAFETY EQUIPMENT FUND; APPROP

Calendar:3/7 House COW

H2726 : RETIREMENT SYSTEMS; PLAN DESIGN

Hearing:House Rules (Monday 03/07/11 at 1:00 PM, House Rm. 4)

S1133 : APPROACHING STATIONARY VEHICLES; YIELD RIGHT-OF-WAY

Hearing:House Transportation (Thursday 03/10/11 at 9:00 AM, House Rm. 3)

S1406 : INTERSTATE COMPACT; BORDER FENCE

Hearing:House Military Affairs & Public Safety (Wednesday 03/09/11 at 9:00 AM, House Rm. 3)

S1430 : MOTOR VEHICLES; TOWING

Calendar:3/7 Senate COW

S1561 : LEGISLATIVE APPROPS; FEDERAL MONIES

Calendar:3/7 Senate COW

SCR1028 : PAYCHECK DEDUCTIONS; POLITICAL PURPOSES; REQUIREMENT

Calendar:3/7 Senate COW

Bill Summaries

H2003: EMERGENCY RESPONSE SERVICES FEES; PROHIBITION

With stated exceptions, a county or municipality may not charge a fee or seek reimbursement directly or indirectly 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. Among the listed exemptions to this prohibition are charges for police or fire services provided outside the boundaries of a municipality in a county with fewer than 1 million persons. AS PASSED HOUSE.

First sponsor: Rep. Kavanagh

H2003 Daily History

Date Action

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SERVICES FEES; PROHIBITION 3/1 referred to Senate pub-hu ser.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SERVICES FEES; PROHIBITION 2/28 passed House 52-6; ready for Senate.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SERVICES FEES; PROHIBITION 2/24 House COW approved with amend #4139 and floor amend #4439.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SERVICES FEES; PROHIBITION 2/22 from House rules okay.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SERVICES FEES; PROHIBITION 2/10 from House trans with amend #4139.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SERVICES FEES; PROHIBITION 1/11 referred to House trans.

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 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

H2023 Daily History

Date Action

RETIREMENT; ASRS; LONG-TERM DISABILITY 2/22 From House rules okay.

RETIREMENT; ASRS; LONG-TERM DISABILITY 2/21 to House consent calendar.

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 2/22 From House rules okay.

RETIREMENT; ASRS; AMENDMENTS 2/21 to House consent calendar.

RETIREMENT; ASRS; AMENDMENTS 1/12 from House employ-reg affairs do pass.

RETIREMENT; ASRS; AMENDMENTS 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 2/9 House appro held.

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.

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 2/24 from House appro with amend #4421.

HOMELAND SECURITY; COMMITTEE; FORCE 2/16 from House mil-pub with amend #4269.

HOMELAND SECURITY; COMMITTEE; FORCE 1/18 referred to House mil-pub, appro.

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 2/14 from House rules okay.

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.

H2102: LICENSE ELIGIBILITY; AUTHORIZED PRESENCE

Requires any individual applying to a government agency for a business license, a service industry work license or fingerprint clearance card to provide documentation of citizenship or lawful alien presence in the United States.

First sponsor: Rep. Kavanagh

H2102 Daily History

Date Action

LICENSE ELIGIBILITY; AUTHORIZED PRESENCE 3/3 Passed House 46-12; ready for Senate.

LICENSE ELIGIBILITY; AUTHORIZED PRESENCE 3/2 House COW approved with amend #4014 and floor amend #4572.

LICENSE ELIGIBILITY; AUTHORIZED PRESENCE 2/10 retained on House COW calendar.

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.

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 3/3 House COW approved. Passed House 49-7; ready for Senate.

CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT; TRAINING 2/24 From House rules okay.

CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT; TRAINING 2/23 stricken from House consent calendar by Chabin.

CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT; TRAINING 2/23 to House consent calendar.

CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT; TRAINING 2/17 from House jud do pass.

CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT; TRAINING 2/17 House jud do pass; report awaited.

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. AS PASSED HOUSE.

First sponsor: Rep. Burges

H2151 Daily History

Date Action

STATE EMPLOYEES; WAGE PAYMENTS 3/1 referred to Senate gov ref.

STATE EMPLOYEES; WAGE PAYMENTS 2/28 passed House 55-3; ready for Senate.

STATE EMPLOYEES; WAGE PAYMENTS 2/24 House COW approved with amend #4140.

STATE EMPLOYEES; WAGE PAYMENTS 2/22 from House rules okay.

STATE EMPLOYEES; WAGE PAYMENTS 2/10 from House appro with amend #4140.

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.

H2167: DANGEROUS DRUGS; DEFINITION; SYNTHETIC

Makes various changes in the list of “dangerous drugs” to include forms and components of synthetic marijuana. Effective February 18, 2011. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

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 2/18 signed by governor. Chap. 6, Laws 2011.

DANGEROUS DRUGS; DEFINITION; SYNTHETIC 2/10 substituted in Senate for identical S1202 and passed 29-0; ready for governor.

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.

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 3/1 from Senate jud do pass.

COURT SURCHARGES 2/28 Senate jud do pass; report awaited.

COURT SURCHARGES 2/23 referred to Senate jud.

COURT SURCHARGES 2/22 passed House 60-0; ready for Senate.

COURT SURCHARGES 2/7 to House consent calendar.

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

The 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. Additionally, the criminal investigations unit may investigate any criminal act related to the practice of professions regulated by the board. Municipalities may apply to the Technical Registration Fund for money to remediate property where drug labs were found. After remediation, the board shall place a lien on the property to recoup its remediation costs from the sale of the property. Establishes a civil penalty ($2000 max) for the first time the onwer of a drug lab property knowingly allows a notice of removal posted at the property to tbe disturbed. The penalty for a second or subsequent instance of the notice being disturbed increases to a class 5 felony. The criminal penalty for a person other than the owner who disturbs the notice is increased to a class 5 felony from a class 6 felony. Establishes that an owner of a property undergoing remediation who fails to disclose its status to a purchaser may be subject to criminal prosecution. Penalties are also established for an owner to knowingly allow a child or vulnerable adult to enter a drug lab property or for any other person to enter a drug lab property before remediation is complete. 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. AS PASSED HOUSE.

First sponsor: Rep. Jerry Weiers

Others: Rep. Smith, Rep. Stevens

H2362 Daily History

Date Action

DRUG LAB REMEDIATION; INVESTIGATORS 2/23 referred to Senate jud.

DRUG LAB REMEDIATION; INVESTIGATORS 2/22 passed House 60-0; ready for Senate.

DRUG LAB REMEDIATION; INVESTIGATORS 2/21 House COW approved with floor amend #4365, a substitute for amend #4111.

DRUG LAB REMEDIATION; INVESTIGATORS 2/14 from House rules okay.

DRUG LAB REMEDIATION; INVESTIGATORS 2/9 from House mil-pub with amend #4111.

DRUG LAB REMEDIATION; INVESTIGATORS 1/26 referred to House 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 3/3 Passed House 57-1; ready for Senate.

HUMAN SMUGGLING ORGANIZATION; OFFENSE; PENALTY 3/2 House COW approved with floor amend #4576.

HUMAN SMUGGLING ORGANIZATION; OFFENSE; PENALTY 2/22 stricken from House consent calendar by Tovar.

HUMAN SMUGGLING ORGANIZATION; OFFENSE; PENALTY 2/22 From House rules okay.

HUMAN SMUGGLING ORGANIZATION; OFFENSE; PENALTY 2/21 to House consent calendar.

HUMAN SMUGGLING ORGANIZATION; OFFENSE; PENALTY 2/10 from House jud do pass.

HUMAN SMUGGLING ORGANIZATION; OFFENSE; PENALTY 1/24 referred to House jud.

H2406: CRIMES; FORENSIC INTERVIEWS; MANDATORY FINE

Beginning Jan. 1, 2012, a person convicted of a dangerous crime against children or of sexual assault shall be chaged a $500 assessment 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 medical or forensic interviews conducted in cases involving dangerous crimes against children. AS PASSED HOUSE.

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 3/1 referred to Senate jud.

CRIMES; FORENSIC INTERVIEWS; MANDATORY FINE 2/28 passed House 58-0; ready for Senate.

CRIMES; FORENSIC INTERVIEWS; MANDATORY FINE 2/24 House COW approved with floor amend #4427, a substitute for amend #4143.

CRIMES; FORENSIC INTERVIEWS; MANDATORY FINE 2/22 from House rules okay.

CRIMES; FORENSIC INTERVIEWS; MANDATORY FINE 2/10 from House jud with amend #4143.

CRIMES; FORENSIC INTERVIEWS; MANDATORY FINE 1/26 referred to House jud.

H2444: LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER DISCIPLINE

Employers must make a good faith effort to complete any investigation of employee misconduct by a law enforcement officer within 120 business days after the employer receives notice of the allegation. 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. AS PASSED HOUSE.

First sponsor: Rep. Montenegro

H2444 Daily History

Date Action

LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER DISCIPLINE 3/1 referred to Senate pub-hu ser.

LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER DISCIPLINE 2/28 passed House 58-0; ready for Senate.

LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER DISCIPLINE 2/24 House COW approved with amend #4284 and floor amend #4438.

LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER DISCIPLINE 2/22 from House rules okay.

LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER DISCIPLINE 2/17 from House mil-pub with amend #4284.

LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER DISCIPLINE 2/16 House mil-pub amended; report awaited.

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.

H2450: TRANSPORTATION; ESCORT VEHICLE CERTIFICATE

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

TRANSPORTATION; ESCORT VEHICLE CERTIFICATE 3/3 House COW approved with amend #4309. NOTE SHORT TITLE CHANGE. Passed House 56-0; ready for Senate.

TECH CORRECTION; STATE HIGHWAYS 3/1 from House rules okay.

TECH CORRECTION; STATE HIGHWAYS 2/17 from House trans with amend #4309.

TECH CORRECTION; STATE HIGHWAYS 2/17 House trans amended; report awaited.

TECH CORRECTION; STATE HIGHWAYS 2/15 referred to House trans.

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

TECH CORRECTION; CERTIFICATE OF TITLE 3/1 from House rules okay.

TECH CORRECTION; CERTIFICATE OF TITLE 2/17 from House trans with amend #4310.

TECH CORRECTION; CERTIFICATE OF TITLE 2/17 House trans amended; report awaited.

TECH CORRECTION; CERTIFICATE OF TITLE 2/15 referred to House trans.

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 all DPS employees. {Previously, this authorization was in place only for DPS employees in the air rescue section of the department.] Emergency clause. AS PASSED HOUSE.

First sponsor: Rep. Gowan

Others: Rep. Vogt, Sen. Antenori

H2474 Daily History

Date Action

DPS EMPLOYEES; ALTERNATIVE WORK HOURS 3/2 referred to Senate gov ref.

DPS EMPLOYEES; ALTERNATIVE WORK HOURS 3/1 passed House 57-0; ready for Senate.

DPS EMPLOYEES; ALTERNATIVE WORK HOURS 2/28 House COW approved with amend #4285.

DPS EMPLOYEES; ALTERNATIVE WORK HOURS 2/22 from House rules okay.

DPS EMPLOYEES; ALTERNATIVE WORK HOURS 2/17 from House mil-pub with amend #4285.

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 3/3 passed House 57-0; ready for Senate.

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION; CERTAIN DISEASES; EXPOSURE 3/2 House COW approved with floor amend #4574.

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION; CERTAIN DISEASES; EXPOSURE 2/22 From House rules okay.

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION; CERTAIN DISEASES; EXPOSURE 2/21 stricken from House consent calendar by Gowan.

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION; CERTAIN DISEASES; EXPOSURE 2/21 to House consent calendar.

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION; CERTAIN DISEASES; EXPOSURE 2/17 from House hel-hu ser do pass.

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION; CERTAIN DISEASES; EXPOSURE 2/16 House hel-hu ser do pass; report awaited.

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION; CERTAIN DISEASES; EXPOSURE 2/9 from House mil-pub do pass.

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION; CERTAIN DISEASES; EXPOSURE 1/24 referred to House mil-pub, hel-hu ser.

H2477: LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS; WITNESS; REPRESENTATION

Law enforcement and corrections 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. The witness officer is also permitted to discuss testimony with the representative, although unauthorized release of information is subject to disciplinary action. AS PASSED HOUSE

First sponsor: Rep. Gowan

Others: Sen. Antenori

H2477 Daily History

Date Action

LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS; WITNESS; REPRESENTATION 3/1 referred to Senate pub-hu ser.

LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS; WITNESS; REPRESENTATION 2/28 passed House 58-0; ready for Senate.

LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS; WITNESS; REPRESENTATION 2/24 House COW approved with amend #4229 and floor amend #4441.

LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS; WITNESS; REPRESENTATION 2/22 from House rules okay.

LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS; WITNESS; REPRESENTATION 2/15 from House employ-reg affairs with amend #4229.

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.

H2523: MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS; VIOLATIONS

One of the factors used 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 3/2 FAILED to pass House 25-32. House voted to reconsider failure to pass bill. Second vote scheduled for 3/9.

MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS; VIOLATIONS 2/22 From House rules okay.

MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS; VIOLATIONS 2/21 to House consent calendar.

MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS; VIOLATIONS 2/10 from House trans do pass.

MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS; VIOLATIONS 1/20 referred to House trans.

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.

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 3/3 passed House 37-20; ready for Senate.

LEGISLATIVE APPROPRIATIONS; FEDERAL MONIES 3/2 House COW approved.

LEGISLATIVE APPROPRIATIONS; FEDERAL MONIES 2/24 From House rules okay.

LEGISLATIVE APPROPRIATIONS; FEDERAL MONIES 2/23 stricken from House consent calendar by McCune Davis.

LEGISLATIVE APPROPRIATIONS; FEDERAL MONIES 2/23 to House consent calendar.

LEGISLATIVE APPROPRIATIONS; FEDERAL MONIES 2/17 from House appro do pass.

LEGISLATIVE APPROPRIATIONS; FEDERAL MONIES 2/3 referred to House appro.

H2613: PEACE OFFICER MISCONDUCT; REPORTING

The list of entities that may report instances of peace officer 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 3/3 from House rules okay.

PEACE OFFICER MISCONDUCT; REPORTING 2/17 from House mil-pub with amend #4288.

PEACE OFFICER MISCONDUCT; REPORTING 2/7 referred to House mil-pub.

H2718: PUBLIC SAFETY EQUIPMENT FUND; APPROP

Of the $7 million remaining in the state Photo Enforcement Fund (PEF), $5 million must be used by a county of between 250,000 and 800,000 (Pinal County) to purchase equipment and supplies for deputies engaged in border security. If there are insufficient funds in the PEF, the state General Fund shall make up any difference. Emergency clause.

First sponsor: Rep. Montenegro

Others: Rep. Adams, Rep. Lesko, Rep. Proud, Rep. Tobin

H2718 Daily History

Date Action

PUBLIC SAFETY EQUIPMENT FUND; APPROP 3/3 from House rules okay.

PUBLIC SAFETY EQUIPMENT FUND; APPROP 2/24 from House appro with amend #4426.

PUBLIC SAFETY EQUIPMENT FUND; APPROP 2/17 from House mil-pub do pass.

PUBLIC SAFETY EQUIPMENT FUND; APPROP 2/16 House mil-pub do pass; report awaited.

PUBLIC SAFETY EQUIPMENT FUND; APPROP 2/9 referred to House mil-pub, appro.

H2726: RETIREMENT SYSTEMS; PLAN DESIGN

Various changes to the plan design of all four state retirement systems, including: changing eligibility criteria for normal retirement; repealing COLAs; eliminating early retirement and reducing retirement calculators for members of the Elected Officials Retirement System (EORP); eliminating the Deferred Retirement Option Plan election and increasing member contributions for members of the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS); eliminating refunds of contributions made by members of EORP, PSPRS and the Corrections Officers Retirement Plan (CORP) who terminate after completing five but before ten years of service. The salary on which the retirement benefit is based for members of EORP, PSPRS and CORP is changed to the highest average salary during a five-year period (currently, during a three-year period). Many changes are retroactive to July 1, 2011, and thus are effective for new hires as of that date. Severability clause.

First sponsor: Rep. Adams

Others: Rep. Olson

H2726 Daily History

Date Action

RETIREMENT SYSTEMS; PLAN DESIGN 2/21 from House employ-reg affairs with amend #4366.

RETIREMENT SYSTEMS; PLAN DESIGN 2/17 House employ-reg affairs amended; report awaited.

RETIREMENT SYSTEMS; PLAN DESIGN 2/15 House employ-reg affairs held. Referred to House employ-reg affairs

S1013: CAPITOL POLICE; TRANSFER

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

CAPITOL POLICE; TRANSFER 3/2 Senate COW approved with amend #4374 and floor amend #4584. NOTE SHORT TITLE CHANGE.

TECH CORRECTION; ABANDONED VEHICLES; MONIES 3/1 from Senate rules okay.

TECH CORRECTION; ABANDONED VEHICLES; MONIES 2/23 from Senate appro with amend #4374.

TECH CORRECTION; ABANDONED VEHICLES; MONIES 2/15 Senate appro held.

TECH CORRECTION; ABANDONED VEHICLES; MONIES 2/8 further referred to Senate appro.

TECH CORRECTION; ABANDONED VEHICLES; MONIES 1/10 referred to Senate rules only.

S1025: STATE HOSPITAL; FINGERPRINT CARDS

Each 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 or performing volunteer work. AS PASSED SENATE.

First sponsor: Sen. L. Gray

S1025 Daily History

Date Action

STATE HOSPITAL; FINGERPRINT CARDS 3/3 referred to House hel-hu ser.

STATE HOSPITAL; FINGERPRINT CARDS 3/1 passed Senate 28-0; ready for House.

STATE HOSPITAL; FINGERPRINT CARDS 2/28 Senate COW approved with floor amend #4467, a substitute for amend 4002.

STATE HOSPITAL; FINGERPRINT CARDS 2/24 retained on Senate COW calendar.

STATE HOSPITAL; FINGERPRINT CARDS 2/15 from Senate rules okay.

STATE HOSPITAL; FINGERPRINT CARDS 2/9 withdrawn from Senate jud.

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

Increases the penalties for certain aggravated DUI offenses. 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, including having served at least 20% of the incarceration sentence. 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 3/1 Senate COW approved with floor amend #4512, a substitute for amend 4021.

DUI; CONTINUOUS ALCOHOL MONITORING PROGRAM 2/22 from Senate rules okay.

DUI; CONTINUOUS ALCOHOL MONITORING PROGRAM 2/17 withdrawn from Senate jud.

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 in the driver’s body 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.

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 3/2 Senate COW approved with amend #4255 and the rules tech amendment.

LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS; DISCIPLINARY ACTION 3/1 from Senate rules with a technical amendment.

LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS; DISCIPLINARY ACTION 2/17 from Senate pub-hu ser with amend #4255.

LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS; DISCIPLINARY ACTION 2/16 Senate pub-hu ser amended; report awaited.

LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS; DISCIPLINARY ACTION 2/10 withdrawn from Senate jud and referred to pub-hu ser.

LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS; DISCIPLINARY ACTION 1/10 referred to Senate jud.

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 36 months after denying or terminating benefits to an individual. AS PASSED SENATE.

First sponsor: Sen. L. Gray

S1082 Daily History

Date Action

DES; FINGERPRINTING; FINGER IMAGING 3/2 from House hel-hu ser do pass.

DES; FINGERPRINTING; FINGER IMAGING 2/15 referred to House hel-hu ser.

DES; FINGERPRINTING; FINGER IMAGING 2/10 passed Senate 29-0; ready for House.

DES; FINGERPRINTING; FINGER IMAGING 2/9 Senate COW approved with amend #4005 and floor amend #4121.

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.

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 3/2 from House employ-reg affairs with amend #4567.

ASRS; DEFINITIONS; SERVICE CREDITS; MILITARY 2/21 referred to House employ-reg affairs.

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 3/2 from House employ-reg affairs do pass.

RETIREMENT; ASRS; TRANSFERS; DISTRIBUTIONS 2/21 referred to House employ-reg affairs.

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.

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. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

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 2/7 signed by governor. Chap. 3, Laws 2011.

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. AS PASSED SENATE.

First sponsor: Sen. Nelson

S1133 Daily History

Date Action

APPROACHING STATIONARY VEHICLES; YIELD RIGHT-OF-WAY 2/15 referred to House trans.

APPROACHING STATIONARY VEHICLES; YIELD RIGHT-OF-WAY 2/8 passed Senate 28-1; ready for House.

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 2/15 referred to House trans.

MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY MONITORING EQUIPMENT 2/10 passed Senate 29-0; ready for House.

MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY MONITORING EQUIPMENT 2/8 From Senate rules okay.

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, including 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 initial claim is filed within 12 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. AS PASSED SENATE.

First sponsor: Sen. Yarbrough

Others: Sen. McComish

S1167 Daily History

Date Action

ASRS; COMPREHENSIVE AMENDMENTS 2/23 from House employ-reg affairs with amend #4388.

ASRS; COMPREHENSIVE AMENDMENTS 2/22 House employ-reg affairs amended; report awaited.

ASRS; COMPREHENSIVE AMENDMENTS 2/15 referred to House employ-reg affairs, appro.

ASRS; COMPREHENSIVE AMENDMENTS 2/8 passed Senate 29-0; ready for House.

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.

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 2/10 see H2167.

DANGEROUS DRUGS; DEFINITION; SYNTHETIC 2/9 Senate COW approved with floor amend #4122.

DANGEROUS DRUGS; DEFINITION; SYNTHETIC 2/8 From Senate rules okay.

DANGEROUS DRUGS; DEFINITION; SYNTHETIC 2/7 to Senate consent calendar. Stricken from Senate consent calander by Pearce.

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 a police chief or assistant police chief, who are employed at-will (defined). AS PASSED SENATE.

First sponsor: Sen. L. Gray

S1233 Daily History

Date Action

PEACE OFFICERS; AT-WILL EMPLOYMENT 3/2 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.

PEACE OFFICERS; AT-WILL EMPLOYMENT 2/24 Senate COW approved with floor amend #4432.

PEACE OFFICERS; AT-WILL EMPLOYMENT 2/15 from Senate rules okay. Stricken from Senate consent calendar by Gray.

PEACE OFFICERS; AT-WILL EMPLOYMENT 2/14 to Senate consent calendar.

PEACE OFFICERS; AT-WILL EMPLOYMENT 2/9 from Senate pub-hu ser do pass.

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 authorization to enter into employment agreements with the administrator and assistant 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 3/3 referred to House employ-reg affairs, gov.

RETIREMENT; PSPRS; TRUSTEES; EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS 2/28 passed Senate 27-2; ready for House.

RETIREMENT; PSPRS; TRUSTEES; EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS 2/23 Senate COW approved.

RETIREMENT; PSPRS; TRUSTEES; EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS 2/22 from Senate rules okay.

RETIREMENT; PSPRS; TRUSTEES; EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS 2/17 from Senate fin do pass.

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 Retirement System and the Corrections Officers’ Retirement Plan. 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. More. AS PASSED SENATE.

First sponsor: Sen. Yarbrough

S1317 Daily History

Date Action

RETIREMENT; PSPRS; CORP; EORP; ADMINISTRATION 3/3 referred to House employ-reg affairs, gov.

RETIREMENT; PSPRS; CORP; EORP; ADMINISTRATION 2/28 passed Senate 29-0; ready for House.

RETIREMENT; PSPRS; CORP; EORP; ADMINISTRATION 2/23 Senate COW approved with amend #4361.

RETIREMENT; PSPRS; CORP; EORP; ADMINISTRATION 2/22 from Senate rules okay.

RETIREMENT; PSPRS; CORP; EORP; ADMINISTRATION 2/21 from Senate fin with amend #4361.

RETIREMENT; PSPRS; CORP; EORP; ADMINISTRATION 2/17 Senate fin amended; report awaited.

RETIREMENT; PSPRS; CORP; EORP; ADMINISTRATION 1/31 referred to Senate fin.

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 3/1 Senate COW approved.

PUBLIC EMPLOYEES; LOBBYING; POLITICAL ACTIVITIES 2/15 from Senate rules okay. Stricken from Senate consent calendar by Gallardo.

PUBLIC EMPLOYEES; LOBBYING; POLITICAL ACTIVITIES 2/14 to Senate consent calendar.

PUBLIC EMPLOYEES; LOBBYING; POLITICAL ACTIVITIES 2/10 from Senate gov ref do pass.

PUBLIC EMPLOYEES; LOBBYING; POLITICAL ACTIVITIES 2/9 Senate gov ref do pass; report awaited.

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 2/15 from Senate rules okay.

PUBLIC AGENCIES; ELECTED OFFICIALS; COMMUNICATIONS 2/14 from Senate gov ref with amend #4165.

PUBLIC AGENCIES; ELECTED OFFICIALS; COMMUNICATIONS 2/9 Senate gov ref amended; report awaited.

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 2/16 Stricken from Senate consent calendar by Gallardo.

ADMIN RULES; REPEAL; LEGISLATIVE ACTION 2/15 from Senate rules okay.

ADMIN RULES; REPEAL; LEGISLATIVE ACTION 2/14 to Senate consent calendar.

ADMIN RULES; REPEAL; LEGISLATIVE ACTION 2/10 from Senate gov ref do pass.

ADMIN RULES; REPEAL; LEGISLATIVE ACTION 2/9 Senate gov ref do pass; report awaited.

ADMIN RULES; REPEAL; LEGISLATIVE ACTION 1/31 referred to Senate gov ref.

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 3/2 FAILED to pass Senate 15-15.

PHOTO RADAR PROHIBITION 2/24 Senate COW approved.

PHOTO RADAR PROHIBITION 2/23 stricken from Senate consent calendar by Gallardo.

PHOTO RADAR PROHIBITION 2/22 from Senate rules okay. To Senate consent calendar.

PHOTO RADAR PROHIBITION 2/17 from Senate gov ref do pass.

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 3/1 Stricken from Senate consent calendar by Pearce, Gallardo.

MOVING VIOLATIONS; ASSESSMENT; ENFORCEMENT; EQUIPMENT 3/1 from Senate rules okay.

MOVING VIOLATIONS; ASSESSMENT; ENFORCEMENT; EQUIPMENT 2/28 to Senate consent calendar.

MOVING VIOLATIONS; ASSESSMENT; ENFORCEMENT; EQUIPMENT 2/23 from Senate appro do pass.

MOVING VIOLATIONS; ASSESSMENT; ENFORCEMENT; EQUIPMENT 2/10 from Senate gov ref do pass.

MOVING VIOLATIONS; ASSESSMENT; ENFORCEMENT; EQUIPMENT 2/9 Senate gov ref do pass; report awaited.

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 3/2 Senate COW approved with amend #4331.

PHOTO ENFORCEMENT; VIOLATOR IDENTIFICATION; RESPONSE 2/22 from Senate rules okay.

PHOTO ENFORCEMENT; VIOLATOR IDENTIFICATION; RESPONSE 2/21 from Senate gov ref with amend #4331.

PHOTO ENFORCEMENT; VIOLATOR IDENTIFICATION; RESPONSE 2/16 Senate gov ref amended; report awaited.

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 3/1 Senate COW approved with floor amend #4520.

PAYCHECK DEDUCTIONS; POLITICAL PURPOSES 2/23 stricken from Senate consent calendar by Gallardo.

PAYCHECK DEDUCTIONS; POLITICAL PURPOSES 2/22 stricken from Senate consent calendar by Antenori.

PAYCHECK DEDUCTIONS; POLITICAL PURPOSES 2/22 from Senate rules okay. To Senate consent calendar.

PAYCHECK DEDUCTIONS; POLITICAL PURPOSES 2/17 from Senate gov ref do pass.

PAYCHECK DEDUCTIONS; POLITICAL PURPOSES 2/9 Senate gov ref held.

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 3/2 passed Senate 26-4; ready for House.

HUMAN SMUGGLING ORGANIZATION; OFFENSE; PENALTY 2/22 from Senate rules okay. To Senate consent calendar.

HUMAN SMUGGLING ORGANIZATION; OFFENSE; PENALTY 2/15 from Senate jud do pass.

HUMAN SMUGGLING ORGANIZATION; OFFENSE; PENALTY 2/14 Senate jud do pass; report awaited.

HUMAN SMUGGLING ORGANIZATION; OFFENSE; PENALTY 1/31 referred to Senate jud.

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 2/28 referred to House mil-pub, appro.

PHOTO ENFORCEMENT; DPS EQUIPMENT FUND 2/22 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.

PHOTO ENFORCEMENT; DPS EQUIPMENT FUND 2/15 from Senate rules okay.

PHOTO ENFORCEMENT; DPS EQUIPMENT FUND 2/14 to Senate consent calendar.

PHOTO ENFORCEMENT; DPS EQUIPMENT FUND 2/9 from Senate appro do pass.

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 3/2 referred to House mil-pub, appro.

INTERSTATE COMPACT; BORDER FENCE 2/28 passed Senate 20-9; ready for House.

INTERSTATE COMPACT; BORDER FENCE 2/23 Senate COW approved.

INTERSTATE COMPACT; BORDER FENCE 2/15 from Senate rules okay. Stricken from Senate consent calendar by Gallardo.

INTERSTATE COMPACT; BORDER FENCE 2/14 to Senate consent calendar.

INTERSTATE COMPACT; BORDER FENCE 2/10 from Senate border-fed-sov do pass.

INTERSTATE COMPACT; BORDER FENCE 2/10 Senate border-fed-sov do pass; report awaited.

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 2/23 stricken from Senate consent calendar by Gallardo.

MOTOR VEHICLES; TOWING 2/22 from Senate rules okay. To Senate consent calendar.

MOTOR VEHICLES; TOWING 2/15 from Senate nat res-trans do pass.

MOTOR VEHICLES; TOWING 2/14 Senate nat res-trans do pass; report awaited.

MOTOR VEHICLES; TOWING 2/1 referred to Senate nat res-trans.

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 3/3 Senate COW approved with floor amend #4620.

AZ BACKGROUND CLEARANCE CARD 2/25 stricken from consent calendar by Aboud, Crandall.

AZ BACKGROUND CLEARANCE CARD 2/23 from Senate rules okay. To Senate consent calendar.

AZ BACKGROUND CLEARANCE CARD 2/17 from Senate pub-hu ser do pass.

AZ BACKGROUND CLEARANCE CARD 2/16 Senate pub-hu ser do pass; report awaited.

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 2/23 from Senate rules okay.

DRIVING; HANDHELD WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES 2/15 from Senate nat res-trans with amend #4181.

DRIVING; HANDHELD WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES 2/14 Senate nat res-trans amended; report awaited.

DRIVING; HANDHELD WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES 2/9 withdrawn from Senate jud and referred to nat res-trans.

DRIVING; HANDHELD WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES 2/2 referred to Senate jud.

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 2/23 from Senate rules okay.

LEGISLATIVE APPROPS; FEDERAL MONIES 2/16 from Senate appro do pass.

LEGISLATIVE APPROPS; FEDERAL MONIES 2/2 referred to Senate appro.

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 3/2 Stricken from Senate consent calendar by Lopez.

AUTHORIZED THIRD PARTIES; ADOT 3/1 from Senate rules okay.

AUTHORIZED THIRD PARTIES; ADOT 2/28 to Senate consent calendar.

AUTHORIZED THIRD PARTIES; ADOT 2/23 from Senate appro do pass.

AUTHORIZED THIRD PARTIES; ADOT 2/10 withdrawn from Senate nat res-trans and referred to appro.

AUTHORIZED THIRD PARTIES; ADOT 2/2 referred to Senate nat res-trans.

S1609: RETIREMENT SYSTEMS; PLANS; PLAN DESIGN

Makes various changes in the Elected Officials Retirement Plan (EORP), the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS), and the Corrections Officer Retirement Plan (CORP) to reduce costs to employers and to the plans, including changing contribution rates, pension amounts, and normal retirement dates. For the Elected Officials Retirement Plan (EORP) many of the changes take effect for any person elected, re-elected or retained on or after Jan 1, 2012. All members must make contributions to their retirement plan according to a schedule established in this act. An alternate contribution rate is established for retired members of any of the plans who return to work. Permanent increases in retirement benefits are limited. Severability. Some provisions are effective retroactive to July 1, 2011. AS PASSED SENATE.

First sponsor: Sen. Yarbrough

Others: Sen. Allen, Sen. Bundgaard, Sen. Pearce, Sen. Pierce

S1609 Daily History

Date Action

RETIREMENT SYSTEMS; PLANS; PLAN DESIGN 3/3 passed Senate 21-5; ready for House.

RETIREMENT SYSTEMS; PLANS; PLAN DESIGN 3/2 Senate COW approved with amend #4402.

RETIREMENT SYSTEMS; PLANS; PLAN DESIGN 3/1 from Senate rules okay.

RETIREMENT SYSTEMS; PLANS; PLAN DESIGN 2/23 from Senate fin with amend #4402.

RETIREMENT SYSTEMS; PLANS; PLAN DESIGN 2/23 Senate fin amended; report awaited.

RETIREMENT SYSTEMS; PLANS; PLAN DESIGN 2/21 referred to Senate fin.

S1610: STATE FIREARM

The Colt single-action Army revolver is designated as the official state firearm.

First sponsor: Sen. Gould

Others: Rep. Barton, Rep. Brophy McGee, Rep. Burges, Rep. Crandell, Rep. Dial, Rep. Fann, Rep. Farnsworth, Rep. Fillmore, Rep. Forese, Rep. Goodale, Rep. Gowan, Rep. R. Gray, Rep. Harper, Rep. Jones, Rep. Judd, Rep. Kavanagh, Rep. Lesko, Rep. Montenegro, Rep. Olson, Rep. Patterson, Rep. Proud, Rep. Robson, Rep. Seel, Rep. Smith, Rep. Stevens, Rep. Ugenti, Rep. Urie, Rep. Vogt, Rep. Jim Weiers, Rep. Yee, Sen. Allen, Sen. Antenori, Sen. Biggs, Sen. Griffin, Sen. Klein, Sen. Melvin, Sen. Murphy, Sen. Nelson, Sen. Pearce, Sen. Pierce, Sen. Shooter, Sen. Smith

S1610 Daily History Date Action

STATE FIREARM 3/3 Senate COW approved.

STATE FIREARM 3/1 from Senate rules okay.

STATE FIREARM 2/23 from Senate appro do pass.

STATE FIREARM 2/21 referred to Senate appro.

S1611: IMMIGRATION OMNIBUS

Makes changes to various statutes related to immigration and demonstrating proof of legal residence in this country, including, deleting the exclusion of certain federal programs (e.g., Medicaid) from the requirement that participants must show proof of lawful presence. The effect is to make any person who receives a public benefit paid for from state or federal monies (including public housing) subject to the requirement to demonstrate lawful presence in this county. Eliminates the special treatment regarding citizenship documentation extended to American Indians, the elderly and disabled. It is a class one (highest) misdemeanor for an illegal alien to operate a motor vehicle in this state. Punishments include: the vehcile is forfeited and the person is subject to a 30-day jail sentence and must pay costs of incarceration. The Dept of Transportation must have proof of lawful presence from an individual wishing to title or register a motor vehicle. The identification required to enroll a child in school is limited to one of 12 specific items. (Formerly, statute permitted “other reliable proof of the pupil’s identity and age.”) Similarly, the Board of Regents is prohibited from admitting anyone who does not show one of 11 specific items. The attorney general is required to give notice to any employer who does not provide proof that the employer is registered with and is participating in the E-Verify Program. A consular identification card is not acceptable as a valid form of identification. More.

First sponsor: Sen. Pearce

S1611 Daily History

Date Action

IMMIGRATION OMNIBUS 2/23 from Senate appro do pass.

IMMIGRATION OMNIBUS 2/21 referred to Senate appro.

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 2/23 from Senate rules okay.

PAYCHECK DEDUCTIONS; POLITICAL PURPOSES; REQUIREMENT 2/10 from Senate gov ref do pass.

PAYCHECK DEDUCTIONS; POLITICAL PURPOSES; REQUIREMENT 2/9 Senate gov ref do pass; report awaited.

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 3/2 Senate COW approved.

PHOTO RADAR PROHIBITION 2/23 from Senate rules okay. To Senate consent calendar. Stricken from consent calendar by Aboud.

PHOTO RADAR PROHIBITION 2/17 from Senate gov ref do pass.

PHOTO RADAR PROHIBITION 1/31 referred to Senate gov ref.

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