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Weekly Report for the Week of March 7, 2011

Date: March 14, 2011

Weekly Overview

For a second consecutive week, committee activity in both legislative chambers was rather light as bills continue to make their way over to their opposite chamber (House bills to the Senate; Senate bills to the House). Once again, House and Senate members spent the majority of their time in floor session, voting in committee of the whole and on third reads. With supermajorities in both legislative chambers, GOP leadership have been able to make significant progress moving bills forward, often on straight party-line votes.

House Extends Committee Deadline

Due to the substantial number of bills crossing over, the House has extended their deadline to hear Senate bills in committee for an additional week, matching the Senate’s deadline of March 25th to consider legislation. Both legislative chambers have expressed a strong desire not to extend that deadline beyond this date. That being said, committee agendas will be rather cumbersome over the next couple of weeks as members attempt to quickly pass out key legislation so that they can turn their focus to the budget.

Budget Update

As we previously reported, legislative leadership submitted their budget proposal to Governor Brewer late last week. Reportedly, the Governor and her staff were somewhat surprised by the level of cuts proposed by GOP leadership, especially to education.

According to Governor Brewer, she is not supportive of additional cuts to education, which is one of the key areas of the budget that she is looking to protect against. Last year, the Governor called on voters to approve a one-cent sales tax increase to help fund education. Considering that this measure passed less than a year ago, convincing the governor to now sign off on a significant cut to education funding would appear to be rather difficult.

Reportedly, legislative leadership’s recent proposal contains $385 million more in cuts than the Governor’s budget. These cuts primarily come from K-12 education, the Department of Economic Security, and from the universities. While Brewer favors a $245 million K-12 rollover and the borrowing of $330 million from the early education program, First Things First, legislative leadership is proposing a $375 million in midnight reversion from the state treasurer’s investment pool and setting aside $200 million to help pay off state debt.

While the exact numbers of the proposal still remain unclear, it appears that legislative leadership is having a hard time selling their caucus members on the proposal. House and Senate leadership have been meeting with their members and it appears they are a long way from reaching the needed 31 House members and 16 Senators to pass their budget.

Bundgaard Retains Post For Now…

Despite the call from several Democrats and two Republican Senate members, Senate Majority Leader, Scott Bundgaard will remain in his leadership post for now. Earlier this week, Senate Republicans met in a closed caucus meeting to discuss whether or not Budgaard should retain his leadership position. After meeting for well over an hour, members decided to keep Bundgaard as their majority leader; however there remains the possibility that he could face a future ethics hearing in the Senate.

State Militia Bill Passes Senate

Have you always wanted to join the Arizona National Guard but weren’t too keen on deploying over-seas for a year? Well, you are in luck as the Senate has approved the State Militia Bill! Our State already has a statute which allows the Governor to call up a state guard or militia when the State National Guard has been depleted due to a national call up. This new bill allows the Governor to form this State Guard whenever they feel it is necessary. This new guard will be an all-volunteer force that will not be paid and will only serve within the border of Arizona. Proponents of the new guard state that it could be used for adding personnel to combat wildfires, floods, State emergencies, and illegal immigration at the border. Legislators that voiced opposition to this bill were concerned with allowing the Governor to have that kind of unlimited power as well as being frustrated with what the true mission of this new guard was and how it would be implemented, organized, and trained.

AHPA Key Issues

• SB 1609 retirement systems; plans; plan design (Yarbrough) – A meeting between Senator Yarbrough and Speaker Adams took place this week to discuss how to combine SB 1609 and HB 2726 public retirement systems; plan design to move forward one pension reform bill. Majority staff in both chambers were tasked with working on a proposal that would be brought back to the two members and once approved would then be brought to the Governor’s office for input and ultimate approval before moving the compromise version through the House. It has been rumored that SB 1609 will be the bill that moves forward and will be heard in the House Employment and Regulatory Affairs Committee on Tuesday, March 22nd. Any agreed upon amendments will be proposed/adopted in committee. While no agreement has been reached in discussions with staff it appears that the contribution rate increase will smaller and over a longer period of time, there will be a change to the COLA formula from what both proposals call for but they will still most likely result in no COLA increases until the health of the fund improves, DROP will not be eliminated but instead will most likely be phased out over a specific number of years, the defined contribution study committee will include a study of combining the 230+ PSPRS employer groups into one risk pool (similar to ASRS) and 457 deferred optional retirement plans. It is not expected that any amendments will be available for review until the end of the week of March 14th.

• Personnel System Reform – The Governor’s office is still not ready to release their proposal for personnel system reform. It has long been rumored that the Governor’s office is looking at a plan, similar to what Georgia has done, that would significantly change the state employee personnel system. The plan would move toward uncovering all state employees and placing them in one personnel system. In Georgia, and potentially what will be included in the proposed plan, would grandfather in existing employees that are in a covered position as long as they stayed in their current position. In Georgia this meant that anyone who voluntarily transferred or was promoted gave up their covered status and became an uncovered employee. It is expected that once the Governor’s office has finished its proposal and met with legislative leadership and support, a bill will be introduced and moved through the legislature. AHPA has already given its initial views on the proposal to Governor’s staff which is that AHPA would be opposed to having at-will DPS employees and would prefer to see changes made to the Law Enforcement Merit System Council and work with the Governor’s office on what those changes would look like. We will continue to meet with the Governor’s office and provide feedback to members as we learn more about the proposed changes.

• DPS Budget – As stated in the above budget overview, legislative leadership is meeting with the Governor’s office and their own members on moving forward with a budget that will include deeper budget cuts than what was proposed by the Governor’s office in early January. While it is unclear what support this budget has, what is clear is that the legislature is ready to move on budget quickly. Members continue to report that cuts to DPS at this time are off the table and not popular in either Republican caucus. The main areas of disagreement between legislative leadership and the Governor seem to revolve around education cuts and borrowing, with the legislative leaders seeming to favor cuts to K-12 and universities and oppose borrowing proposals included in the Governor’s budget. It is expected that the budget will move in the upcoming weeks.

AHPA March 7th Report

50th Legislature – 1st Regular Session, 2011 Monday, Mar 14 2011 3:26 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 Rules (Monday 03/14/11 at 1:00 PM, Senate Caucus Rm.)

Calendar:3/16 Senate Consent

H2070 : HOMELAND SECURITY; COMMITTEE; FORCE

Hearing:House Rules (Monday 03/14/11 at 1:00 PM, House Rm. 4)

H2146 : CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT; TRAINING

Hearing:Senate Judiciary (Monday 03/14/11 at 2:00 PM, Senate Rm. 1)

H2405 : HUMAN SMUGGLING ORGANIZATION; OFFENSE; PENALTY

Hearing:Senate Judiciary (Monday 03/14/11 at 2:00 PM, Senate Rm. 1)

H2444 : LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER DISCIPLINE

Hearing:Senate Rules (Monday 03/14/11 at 1:00 PM, Senate Caucus Rm.)

H2450 : TRANSPORTATION; ESCORT VEHICLE CERTIFICATE

Hearing:Senate Natural Resources & Transportation (Monday 03/14/11 at 2:00 PM, Senate Rm. 109)

H2452 : CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS

Calendar:3/14 House COW

H2474 : DPS EMPLOYEES; ALTERNATIVE WORK HOURS

Hearing:Senate Rules (Monday 03/14/11 at 1:00 PM, Senate Caucus Rm.)

H2476 : WORKERS’ COMPENSATION; CERTAIN DISEASES; EXPOSURE

Hearing:Senate Banking & Insurance (Tuesday 03/15/11 at 2:00 PM, Senate Rm. 3)

H2477 : LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS; WITNESS; REPRESENTATION

Hearing:Senate Rules (Monday 03/14/11 at 1:00 PM, Senate Caucus Rm.)

H2523 : MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS; VIOLATIONS

Hearing:Senate Public Safety & Human Services (Wednesday 03/16/11 at 9:00 AM, Senate Rm. 3)

H2577 : LEGISLATIVE APPROPRIATIONS; FEDERAL MONIES

Hearing:Senate Appropriations (Tuesday 03/15/11 at 2:00 PM, Senate Rm. 109)

H2718 : PUBLIC SAFETY EQUIPMENT FUND; APPROP

Hearing:Senate Border Security, Federalism & States’ Sovereignty (Thursday 03/17/11 at 9:00 AM, Senate Rm. 109)

S1025 : STATE HOSPITAL; FINGERPRINT CARDS

Hearing:House Health & Human Services (Wednesday 03/16/11 at 9:00 AM, House Rm. 4)

S1082 : DES; FINGERPRINTING; FINGER IMAGING

Hearing:House Rules (Monday 03/14/11 at 1:00 PM, House Rm. 4)

S1147 : MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY MONITORING EQUIPMENT

Hearing:House Transportation (Thursday 03/17/11 at 9:00 AM, House Rm. 3)

S1233 : PEACE OFFICERS; AT-WILL EMPLOYMENT

Hearing:House Military Affairs & Public Safety (Wednesday 03/16/11 at 9:00 AM, House Rm. 3)

S1316 : RETIREMENT; PSPRS; TRUSTEES; EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS

Hearing:House Employment & Regulatory Affairs (Tuesday 03/15/11 at 2:00 PM, House Rm. 3)

S1317 : RETIREMENT; PSPRS; CORP; EORP; ADMINISTRATION

Hearing:House Employment & Regulatory Affairs (Tuesday 03/15/11 at 2:00 PM, House Rm. 3)

S1329 : PUBLIC EMPLOYEES; LOBBYING; POLITICAL ACTIVITIES

Hearing:House Government (Tuesday 03/15/11 at 2:00 PM, House Rm. 4)

S1339 : ADMIN RULES; REPEAL; LEGISLATIVE ACTION

Calendar:3/14 Senate Third Reading

S1398 : PHOTO ENFORCEMENT; DPS EQUIPMENT FUND

Hearing:House Military Affairs & Public Safety (Wednesday 03/16/11 at 9:00 AM, House Rm. 3)

S1406 : INTERSTATE COMPACT; BORDER FENCE

Hearing:House Appropriations (Wednesday 03/16/11 at 2:00 PM, House Rm. 1)

S1589 : AUTHORIZED THIRD PARTIES; ADOT

Calendar:3/14 Senate COW

S1610 : STATE FIREARM

Hearing:House Government (Tuesday 03/15/11 at 2:00 PM, House Rm. 4)

SCR1028 : PAYCHECK DEDUCTIONS; POLITICAL PURPOSES; REQUIREMENT

Calendar:3/14 Senate Third Reading

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 3/14 to Senate consent calendar.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SERVICES FEES; PROHIBITION 3/9 from Senate pub-hu ser do pass.

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 3/10 passed House 60-0; ready for Senate.

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 3/10 passed House 59-1; ready for Senate.

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 for a business license or permit or fingerprint clearance card to present a photo ID from an enumerated list of documents to prove citizenship or lawful alien status. An exemption is provided for qualified residents of other states. AS PASSED HOUSE.

First sponsor: Rep. Kavanagh

H2102 Daily History

Date Action

LICENSE ELIGIBILITY; AUTHORIZED PRESENCE 3/7 referred to Senate jud.

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 3/14 Senate jud do pass; report awaited.

CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT; TRAINING 3/7 referred to Senate jud.

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 3/8 from Senate rules with a technical amendment.

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. Conviction of either crime will result in enhanced sentencing as provided in this act. AS PASSED HOUSE.

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 3/7 referred to Senate jud.

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 3/9 from Senate pub-hu ser with amend #4747.

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

The denial of authority for escort vehicle operators who are certified in another state to perform traffic control is lifted if the Dept of Transportation establishes rules for the purpose. The authority of escort vehicle operators certified in Arizona to perform traffic control is not affected. AS PASSED HOUSE.

First sponsor: Rep. Williams

H2450 Daily History

Date Action

TRANSPORTATION; ESCORT VEHICLE CERTIFICATE 3/8 referred to Senate nat res-trans.

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: CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS

Minor change in Title 28 (transportation) relating to certificate of title. Apparent striker bus.

First sponsor: Rep. Williams

H2452 Daily History

Date Action

CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS 3/14 House COW approved with amend #4310. NOTE SHORT TITLE CHANGE.

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 3/9 from Senate gov ref with amend #4766.

DPS EMPLOYEES; ALTERNATIVE WORK HOURS 3/9 Senate gov ref amended; report awaited.

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

For the purposes of making a valid workers’ compensation claim, the time limit for an employee to report possible exposure to certain diseases is increased to 30 calendar days from ten. Additionally, in the specific case of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, the time period between exposure and diagnosis is increased to 15 days from ten. AS PASSED HOUSE.

First sponsor: Rep. Gowan

Others: Sen. Antenori

H2476 Daily History

Date Action

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION; CERTAIN DISEASES; EXPOSURE 3/8 referred to Senate bank-ins.

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 3/9 from Senate pub-hu ser with amend #4748.

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 3/10 Referred to Senate pub-hu ser.

MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS; VIOLATIONS 3/9 passed House on reconsideration 37-22; ready for Senate.

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 3/8 referred to Senate appro.

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 3/10 passed House 56-4; ready for Senate.

PEACE OFFICER MISCONDUCT; REPORTING 3/8 House COW approved with amend #4288 and floor amend #4719.

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

Five million dollars in the state General Fund is appropriated for equipment and supplies for the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office (officially, a county with a population between 250,000 and 800,000). The money is to go for border security operations. In a section titled, “Source of Monies,” the Legislature states that more than the amount appropriated has been transferred to the state General Fund from the Photo Enforcment Fund in the current fiscal year. Emergency clause. AS PASSED HOUSE.

First sponsor: Rep. Montenegro

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

H2718 Daily History

Date Action

PUBLIC SAFETY EQUIPMENT FUND; APPROP 3/14 further referred to Senate appro.

PUBLIC SAFETY EQUIPMENT FUND; APPROP 3/10 Referred to Senate border-fed-sov.

PUBLIC SAFETY EQUIPMENT FUND; APPROP 3/9 passed House 41-18; ready for Senate.

PUBLIC SAFETY EQUIPMENT FUND; APPROP 3/7 House COW approved with amend #4426.

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 3/8 from House rules okay.

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

The Capitol Police, currently a division of the Dept of Administration, is transferred from DOA to the Dept of Public Safety. Capitol Police officers will have salaries eqivalent to that of entry level DPS officers; Capitol Police sergeants will have salaries equavalnet to the Sergeant I classification in DPS. Civilian personnel are transferred to classifications in DPS as approved by the Law Enforcement Merit System Council. The Capitol Police Administrative Towing Fund is continued and remains separate from the fund into which DPS deposits the revenue it collects from immobilizing or impounding vehicles. AS PASSED SENATE.

First sponsor: Sen. Pearce

S1013 Daily History

Date Action

CAPITOL POLICE; TRANSFER 3/8 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.

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

Municipalities, which are currently authroized to establish a home detention program, are further authorized to 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. Counties are authorized to establish both a home detention program and a continuous alcohol monitoring program with substantially the same conditions as those that apply for cities. 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. AS PASSED SENATE.

First sponsor: Sen. L. Gray

S1027 Daily History

Date Action

DUI; CONTINUOUS ALCOHOL MONITORING PROGRAM 3/10 referred to House com, jud.

DUI; CONTINUOUS ALCOHOL MONITORING PROGRAM 3/8 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.

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 3/9 passed Senate 29-0; ready for House.

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 3/10 from House trans do pass.

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 3/7 referred to House mil-pub, eploy-reg affairs.

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 3/10 referred to House gov.

PUBLIC EMPLOYEES; LOBBYING; POLITICAL ACTIVITIES 3/8 passed Senate 21-9; ready for House.

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 3/14 FAILED to pass Senate 11-17.

ADMIN RULES; REPEAL; LEGISLATIVE ACTION 3/10 Senate COW approved with floor amend #4806.

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 3/10 passed Senate 27-3; ready for House.

MOVING VIOLATIONS; ASSESSMENT; ENFORCEMENT; EQUIPMENT 3/9 Senate COW approved with floor amend #4761.

MOVING VIOLATIONS; ASSESSMENT; ENFORCEMENT; EQUIPMENT 3/8 retained on Senate COW calendar.

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 in the mail for a speeding violation or failure to obey a traffic control device that is obtained using a photo enforcement system, the notice must state that the person does not have to identify who is in the photo or respond to the notice. AS PASSED SENATE.

First sponsor: Sen. Antenori

Others: Rep. Gowan

S1354 Daily History

Date Action

PHOTO ENFORCEMENT; VIOLATOR IDENTIFICATION; RESPONSE 3/10 referred to House trans.

PHOTO ENFORCEMENT; VIOLATOR IDENTIFICATION; RESPONSE 3/8 passed Senate 21-9; ready for House.

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 3/10 passed Senate 21-9; ready for House.

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 3/8 referred to House jud.

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 3/9 from House mil-pub do pass.

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 3/14 Senate voted to reconsider 3/10 failure to pass bill. Date of second vote to be set by president.

MOTOR VEHICLES; TOWING 3/10 FAILED to pass Senate 9-21.

MOTOR VEHICLES; TOWING 3/7 Senate COW approved with floor amend #4685.

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), which may be obtained from an authorized investigative provider licensed by the Department of Administration. Allows agencies or employers in Arizona whose employees or licensee applicants are required to obtain a fingerprint clearance card to accept a Card in leiu of a fingerprint card. Establishes requirements for authorized investigative providers, including application and licensing fees. The Dept of Public Safety must provide authorized investigative providers with arrest records for the purpose of the Card investigation. 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. AS PASSED SENATE.

First sponsor: Sen. Crandall

S1520 Daily History

Date Action

AZ BACKGROUND CLEARANCE CARD 3/9 passed Senate 23-5; ready for House.

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 3/10 Senate COW approved with amend #4181 and floor amend #4810.

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 3/9 passed Senate 20-8; ready for House.

LEGISLATIVE APPROPS; FEDERAL MONIES 3/7 Senate COW approved.

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 3/14 Senate COW approved.

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 3/8 referred to House employ-reg affairs.

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 3/8 passed Senate 18-12; ready for House.

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 3/9 from Senate rules okay.

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 3/14 passed Senate 22-6; ready for House.

PAYCHECK DEDUCTIONS; POLITICAL PURPOSES; REQUIREMENT 3/8 Senate COW approved with floor amend #4707.

PAYCHECK DEDUCTIONS; POLITICAL PURPOSES; REQUIREMENT 3/7 retained on Senate COW calendar.

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 3/10 passed Senate 18-12; ready for House.

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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