Legislative  Weekly Report for the Week of February 7, 2011

Date:                     February 14, 2011

Overview

On day 32 of session there have been a total of 1334 bills dropped and 5 passed.  Senator Kyl announced this week that he will not be seeking another term saying that there is more to life than being in the United States Senate, and that he would like to give others a chance.  This announcement has already sparked conversation about who might replace him, with Rep. Flake, Rep. Franks, and Rep. Quayle among the top contenders.

House Speaker Kirk Adams has received some concerns on his Pension Reform Bill by union leadership among others.  The Speaker noted that he would be willing to work with the union leadership as long as they were realistic about true pension reform.  The current pension program faces a $10 billion deficit and the proposed overhauls could save hundreds of millions of dollars over an extended period of time the Speaker commented.

The Birthright Citizenship bill that is attracting national attention has had a minor setback this week.  On Tuesday the two bills were pulled from the Judiciary Committee and onto the Appropriations Committee.  The bills are expected to have a stronger chance of passing through Appropriations than Judiciary. 

AHPA Key Issues

  • Pension Reform – Senator Steve Yarbrough (R) will be hearing his pension reform bill in his committee, Senate Finance, on Thursday, February 16th at 8:30am, and will deal with PSPRS, CORP and EORP.  Stakeholder meetings have been taking place over the past month and it is unclear what provisions will be included in the final product.  The strike everything amendment will be available late afternoon on Tuesday, February 15th.  It is expected to include changes to how COLAs are calculated, an increase in employee contributions limits, elimination of DROP and a second tier of benefits for new hires.  In the House, Speaker Kirk Adams (R) introduced his pension reform legislation, HB 2726 public retirement systems; plan design, this week and it is supposed to be heard in Employment and Regulatory Affairs Committee on Tuesday, February 15th at 2:00pm.  The bill includes numerous changes to all four pension funds.  The changes to ASRS, PSPRS and CORP are outlined below.  The Speaker has been meeting with the various stakeholder groups individually and it is thought that further meetings will occur to try to address concerns with the bill as introduced. 

ASRS

–          Changes the definition of normal retirement age for a member whose membership commences after July 1, 2011.

–          Removes language allowing members to retire as soon as their age plus years of credited service equal 85.

–           Recalculates the youngest normal retirement eligibility at 62 years plus 10 years of service in ASRS for members whose membership commences after July 1, 2011.

–           Removes language allowing for a Permanent Benefit Increase (PBI) also known as the COLA.

–          Includes Return to Work language already included in ASRS legislation moving through the process to ensure that ASRS retirees who return to work as a contract employee that a minimum contribution is paid to the fund by the employer or employee leasing company.

PSPRS

–          Changes the calculation of average monthly salary to the highest yielding five years of service within the last 20 years of service for an employee who becomes a member of the system after January 1, 2012.

–          Changes the calculation of normal retirement date for PSPRS employees who become a member of the system after January 1, 2012 to 25 years of service or age 62 and the completion of 15 years of service.

–          Maintains the current employee contribution rate of 7.65% through June 30, 2011.

–           Increases future contribution rates in following manner:

8.65% of the member’s compensation for FY 2011-2012.

       9.65% of the member’s compensation for FY 2012-2013.

 10.65% of the member’s compensation for FY 2013-2014.

       11.65% of the member’s compensation for FY 2014-2015.

 50% of the normal cost plus the actuarially determined amount required to amortize the unfunded accrued liability for the employers as calculated by the actuaries without taking into account any member contributions for FY 2015-2016 and each fiscal year thereafter.

–          Stipulates that the member’s contribution rate shall not be less than 7.65% of the member’s compensation and the employer contribution rate shall not be less than the rate determined by the actuary.

–           Eliminates the Deferred Retirement Option Plan (DROP) as of January 1, 2012.

–          Allows members who have already enrolled in DROP to continue.

–          Specifies that a member who enters the system on or after January 1, 2012, has met the requirements for a normal pension, and who has 25 years of credited service shall receive a monthly amount that equals 62.5% of the member’s average monthly benefit compensation.

–           Specifies that if the member retires with less than 25 years of credited service their monthly benefit shall be reduced by 4% for each year of credited service under 25 years, with a pro rata reduction for any fractional year.

–          Allows the monthly benefit to be increased by a monthly amount equal to 1.5% of the member’s average monthly benefit multiplied by the number of the member’s years of credited service in excess of 25 years, with a pro rata increase for any fractional year.

–          Stipulates that the maximum amount payable as a normal pension shall be 80% of the average monthly benefit compensation.

–          Eliminates the refund of employer contributions for members who become a member of the plan on or after January 1, 2010 and terminate membership in the plan for any reason other than death or retirement.

–           Eliminates COLAs.

CORP

–          Changes the calculation of average monthly salary for a member who becomes a part of the plan before January 1, 2012 to one sixteenth of the aggregate amount of salary that is paid to a member by a participating employer during a period of 60 consecutive months of service in which the member received the highest salary within the last 120 months of service.

–          Changes the calculation of normal retirement date for an employee who becomes a member of the plan before January 1, 2012 to 25 years of service or age 62 and the completion of 10 years of service.

–           Eliminates the refund of employer contributions for members who become a member of the plan on or after January 1, 2010 and terminate membership in the plan for any reason other than death or retirement.

–          Changes age and service requirements for normal retirement for employees who become a member of the plan after January 1, 2012 by requiring one of the following:

62 years of age and at least 10 or more years of service.

       25 or more years of service.

–          Stipulates that a member who meets normal retirement requirement and has 25 years of credited service is entitled to receive a pension that equals 62.5% of the member’s average salary.

–          Allows members who retire with more than 25 years of credited service to receive an increased monthly amount equal to the 2.5% of the member’s average monthly salary multiplied by the number of the member’s years of credited service in excess of 25 years, with a pro rata increase for any fractional year.

–          Stipulates that if a member retires with less than 25 years of credited service, the person is entitled to a pension equal to the product of 2.5% of the member’s average monthly salary and the member’s credited service.

–          Maintains the current member contribution rate of 8.41% through June 30, 2011.

–          Maintains the current member contribution rate of 7.96% for a dispatcher through June 30, 2011.

–           Increases future contribution rates in following manner:

  9.41% of the member’s salary for FY 2011-2012 except for a full-time dispatcher.

        10.41% of the member’s compensation for FY 2012-2013 except for a full-time dispatcher.

        11.41% of the member’s salary for FY 2013-2014 except for a full-time dispatcher.

        12.41% of the member’s salary for FY 2014-2015 except for a full-time dispatcher.

–           Increases future contribution rates for dispatchers in following manner:

 8.96% of the member’s salary for FY 2011-2012.

        9.96% of the member’s salary for FY 2012-2013.

        10.96% of the member’s salary for FY 2013-2014.

        11.96% of the member’s salary for FY 2014-2015.

 50% of the normal cost plus the actuarially determined amount required to amortize the unfunded accrued liability for the employers as calculated by the actuaries without taking into account any member contributions for FY 2015-2016 and each fiscal year thereafter.

–          Stipulates that contribution rate for a full-time dispatcher if 45 basis points less than the member contribution amount calculated by the actuaries except that after the close of any fiscal year, if the actuary determines that the aggregate ratio of the funding value of the accrued assets to the accrued liabilities of the fund is at least 100%, the rate for the dispatcher is equal to the regular member contribution rate.

–           Eliminates COLAs.

  • Personnel System Reform – There has not been a draft of the Governor’s proposal released to date.  As soon as a draft is available it will be distributed to members.  AHPA will be sending out a letter to all Legislators, Governor and key staff regarding the 2009 AHPA Pay Study this week.
  • Dues Deduction Bills – Numerous bills have been introduced that would not allow automatic dues deductions for membership organizations, like AHPA.  These bills are targeted at the Arizona Education Association and American Federation of State and Municipal Employees, but also would impact public safety organizations.  We are working with the sponsors of these various bills to get an exemption for our organization.  These bills have been introduced for numerous years, but are thought to have a better chance this year due to the large Republican majorities.

 

AHPA Legislation
 
50th Legislature – 1st Regular Session, 2011 Monday, Feb 14 2011 3:19 PM
Bill summaries and histories copyright 2011 Arizona Capitol Reports, L.L.C.

 

 
Highway Patrol  
Posted Calendars and Committee Hearings
H2089 : UNRESTRAINED MINORS; MOTOR VEHICLES; PROHIBITION
Hearing:House Rules (Monday 02/14/11 at 10:00 AM, House Rm. 4)    
H2308 : TECH CORRECTION; ASRS; CONTRIBUTION PAYMENTS
Hearing:House Government (Tuesday 02/15/11 at 2:00 PM, House Rm. 4)    
H2362 : DRUG LAB REMEDIATION; INVESTIGATORS
Hearing:House Rules (Monday 02/14/11 at 10:00 AM, House Rm. 4)    
H2444 : LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER DISCIPLINE
Hearing:House Military Affairs & Public Safety (Wednesday 02/16/11 at 9:00 AM, House Rm. 3)    
H2474 : DPS EMPLOYEES; ALTERNATIVE WORK HOURS
Hearing:House Military Affairs & Public Safety (Wednesday 02/16/11 at 9:00 AM, House Rm. 3)    
H2476 : WORKERS’ COMPENSATION; CERTAIN DISEASES; EXPOSURE
Hearing:House Health & Human Services (Wednesday 02/16/11 at 9:00 AM, House Rm. 4)    
H2477 : LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS; WITNESS; REPRESENTATION
Hearing:House Employment & Regulatory Affairs (Tuesday 02/15/11 at 2:00 PM, House Rm. 3)    
H2514 : STATE EMPLOYEE HEALTH INSURANCE; INCENTIVES
Hearing:House Employment & Regulatory Affairs (Tuesday 02/15/11 at 2:00 PM, House Rm. 3)    
H2577 : LEGISLATIVE APPROPRIATIONS; FEDERAL MONIES
Hearing:House Appropriations (Wednesday 02/16/11 at 2:00 PM, House Rm. 1)    
H2613 : PEACE OFFICER MISCONDUCT; REPORTING
Hearing:House Military Affairs & Public Safety (Wednesday 02/16/11 at 9:00 AM, House Rm. 3)    
H2718 : PUBLIC SAFETY EQUIPMENT FUND; APPROP
Hearing:House Military Affairs & Public Safety (Wednesday 02/16/11 at 9:00 AM, House Rm. 3)    
H2726 : RETIREMENT SYSTEMS; PLAN DESIGN
Hearing:House Employment & Regulatory Affairs (Tuesday 02/15/11 at 2:00 PM, House Rm. 3)    
S1013 : TECH CORRECTION; ABANDONED VEHICLES; MONIES
Hearing:Senate Appropriations (Tuesday 02/15/11 at 2:00 PM, Senate Rm. 109)    
 S1025 : STATE HOSPITAL; FINGERPRINT CARDS
Hearing:Senate Rules (Monday 02/14/11 at 1:00 PM, Senate Caucus Rm. 1)    
S1057 : LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS; DISCIPLINARY ACTION
Hearing:Senate Public Safety & Human Services (Wednesday 02/16/11 at 9:00 AM, Senate Rm. 3)    
S1233 : PEACE OFFICERS; AT-WILL EMPLOYMENT
Hearing:Senate Rules (Monday 02/14/11 at 1:00 PM, Senate Caucus Rm. 1)    
S1316 : RETIREMENT; PSPRS; TRUSTEES; EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS
Hearing:Senate Finance (Thursday 02/17/11 at 8:30 AM, Senate Rm. 1)    
S1317 : RETIREMENT; PSPRS; CORP; EORP; ADMINISTRATION
Hearing:Senate Finance (Thursday 02/17/11 at 8:30 AM, Senate Rm. 1)    
S1325 : UNION DUES; POLITICAL PURPOSES
Hearing:Senate Government Reform (Wednesday 02/16/11 at 9:00 AM, Senate Rm. 1)    
S1329 : PUBLIC EMPLOYEES; LOBBYING; POLITICAL ACTIVITIES
Hearing:Senate Rules (Monday 02/14/11 at 1:00 PM, Senate Caucus Rm. 1)    
S1332 : PUBLIC AGENCIES; ELECTED OFFICIALS; COMMUNICATIONS
Hearing:Senate Rules (Monday 02/14/11 at 1:00 PM, Senate Caucus Rm. 1)    
S1339 : ADMIN RULES; REPEAL; LEGISLATIVE ACTION
Hearing:Senate Rules (Monday 02/14/11 at 1:00 PM, Senate Caucus Rm. 1)    
S1352 : PHOTO RADAR PROHIBITION
Hearing:Senate Government Reform (Wednesday 02/16/11 at 9:00 AM, Senate Rm. 1)    
S1354 : PHOTO ENFORCEMENT; VIOLATOR IDENTIFICATION; RESPONSE
Hearing:Senate Government Reform (Wednesday 02/16/11 at 9:00 AM, Senate Rm. 1)    
S1365 : PAYCHECK DEDUCTIONS; POLITICAL PURPOSES
Hearing:Senate Government Reform (Wednesday 02/16/11 at 9:00 AM, Senate Rm. 1)    
S1368 : HUMAN SMUGGLING ORGANIZATION; OFFENSE; PENALTY
Hearing:Senate Judiciary (Monday 02/14/11 at 2:00 PM, Senate Rm. 1)    
S1377 : TECH CORRECTION; STATE EMPLOYEES; RECOGNITION
Hearing:Senate Public Safety & Human Services (Wednesday 02/16/11 at 9:00 AM, Senate Rm. 3)    
S1398 : PHOTO ENFORCEMENT; DPS EQUIPMENT FUND
Hearing:Senate Rules (Monday 02/14/11 at 1:00 PM, Senate Caucus Rm. 1)    
S1406 : INTERSTATE COMPACT; BORDER FENCE
Hearing:Senate Rules (Monday 02/14/11 at 1:00 PM, Senate Caucus Rm. 1)    
S1430 : MOTOR VEHICLES; TOWING
Hearing:Senate Natural Resources & Transportation (Monday 02/14/11 at 2:00 PM, Senate Rm. 109)    
S1520 : AZ BACKGROUND CLEARANCE CARD
Hearing:Senate Public Safety & Human Services (Wednesday 02/16/11 at 9:00 AM, Senate Rm. 3)    
S1538 : DRIVING; HANDHELD WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES
Hearing:Senate Natural Resources & Transportation (Monday 02/14/11 at 2:00 PM, Senate Rm. 109)    
S1555 : GOVT EMPLOYEES; UNION DUES; WITHHOLDING
Hearing:Senate Government Reform (Wednesday 02/16/11 at 9:00 AM, Senate Rm. 1)    
S1561 : LEGISLATIVE APPROPS; FEDERAL MONIES
Hearing:Senate Appropriations (Tuesday 02/15/11 at 2:00 PM, Senate Rm. 109)    
SCR1029 : PHOTO RADAR PROHIBITION
Hearing:Senate Government Reform (Wednesday 02/16/11 at 9:00 AM, Senate Rm. 1)    

 

       
Bill Summaries
H2003: EMERGENCY RESPONSE SERVICES FEES; PROHIBITION
 

 

With stated exceptions, a public agency (county, municipality or state agency) may not charge a fee or seek reimbursement for providing police, fire or other emergency response services at the scene of a traffic accident or in the investigation or preparation of a report of the accident.First sponsor: Rep. Kavanagh  

 

H2003 Daily History  Date Action
 
EMERGENCY RESPONSE SERVICES FEES; PROHIBITION 2/10 from House trans with amend #4139.
EMERGENCY RESPONSE SERVICES FEES; PROHIBITION 1/11 referred to House trans.

 

     
 
H2013: LICENSE PLATE COVERS; PROHIBITION
 

 

It is illegal to apply any device or substance to a license plate that obscures the information on the plate and that may prevent the identification of a vehicle detected by a photo enforcement system.First sponsor: Rep. Farley  

 

H2013 Daily History  Date Action
 
LICENSE PLATE COVERS; PROHIBITION 1/11 referred to House trans.

 

     
 
H2017: FIREARMS; STORAGE & TRANSPORTATION; APPLICATION
 

 

The exemption from the 2009 law that prohibited property owners from enforcing a policy barring a person from storing and/or transporting a firearm in the person’s parked and locked motor vehicle is clarified so that the law does not apply if the property owner does all of the following: provides a fenced parking area with security measures and provides temporary firearm storage. Language of the 2009 statute did not specify that the property owner needed to provide both a fenced secured parking area and a readily accessible weapons storage facility to qualify for the exemption.First sponsor: Rep. Kavanagh  

 

H2017 Daily History  Date Action
 
No actions posted for this bill within the requested time frame.

 

     
 
H2023: RETIREMENT; ASRS; LONG-TERM DISABILITY
 

 

A government employee who is a member of the Arizona State Retirement System is not eligible for long-term disability under the system unless s/he files an 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 1/12 from House employ-reg affairs do pass.
RETIREMENT; ASRS; LONG-TERM DISABILITY 1/11 referred to House employ-reg affairs.

 

     
 
H2024: RETIREMENT; ASRS; AMENDMENTS
 

 

Various changes to the Arizona State Retirement System, including a provision that when a retired employer returns to work, the employer must pay contributions at an alternate rate as determined by the ASRS actuary according to a formula as contained in this bill. Also, a retired member whose retirement benefits have been suspended because the person returned to work for an ASRS employer for at least 20 hours per week for at least 20 weeks per fiscal year must repay ASRS the amount of any benefits received after the person resumed active membership in ASRS. A government employee who is a member of the Arizona State Retirement System is not eligible for long-term disability under the system unless s/he files an initial claim within 24 months of the date of disability. Also, ASRS is authorized to suspend or terminate a person’s long-term disability benefits if the person does not provide information requested by the system, the insurance carrier or the claims administrator who administers the LTD program.First sponsor: Rep. Robson  

 

H2024 Daily History  Date Action
 
RETIREMENT; ASRS; AMENDMENTS 1/12 from House employ-reg affairs do pass.
RETIREMENT; ASRS; AMENDMENTS 1/11 referred to House employ-reg affairs.

 

     
 
H2026: RETIREMENT; ASRS; ADMINISTRATION
 

 

The Arizona State Retirement System is no longer subject to rule-making restrictions of Title 41 (state government). Instead, the list of duties of the board of ASRS is expanded to include a requirement that it establish procedures for the adoption, amendment or repeal of its own rules.First sponsor: Rep. Robson  

 

H2026 Daily History  Date Action
 
RETIREMENT; ASRS; ADMINISTRATION 1/11 House employ-reg affairs held.
RETIREMENT; ASRS; ADMINISTRATION 1/11 referred to House employ-reg affairs.

 

     
 
H2027: RETIREMENT; ASRS; RETURN TO WORK; CONTRIBUTIONS
 

 

A retired member whose retirement benefits have been suspended because the member returned to work with an ASRS employer for at least 20 hours per week for at least 20 weeks in any fiscal year must repay the Arizona State Retirement System for any benefits improperly received. The employer must pay contributions to the ASRS for any retired worker who returns to work; the contribution rate shall be determined by a formula calculated by the ASRS actuary. A legislative intent section states, in part, that the purpose of the alternate contribution rate is to assure employers that re-hiring formerly retired workers will have a minimal actuarial impact on the retirement system. Appropriates $150,000 in fiscal 2012 to the ASRS to implement this act.First sponsor: Rep. Robson  

 

H2027 Daily History  Date Action
 
RETIREMENT; ASRS; RETURN TO WORK; CONTRIBUTIONS 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.

 

     
 
H2030: TECH CORRECTION; PSPRS; SOCIAL SECURITY
 

 

Minor change in Title 38 (public officers and employees) pertaining to the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System. Apparent striker bus.First sponsor: Rep. Robson  

 

H2030 Daily History  Date Action
 
No actions posted for this bill within the requested time frame.

 

     
 
H2031: TECH CORRECTION; ASRS; CONTRIBUTION PAYMENTS
 

 

Minor change in Title 38 (public officers and employees) pertaining to the Arizona State Retirement System. Apparent striker bus.First sponsor: Rep. Robson  

 

H2031 Daily History  Date Action
 
No actions posted for this bill within the requested time frame.

 

     
 
H2032: TECH CORRECTION; DEFINED CONTRIBUTION PLAN
 

 

Minor change in Title 38 (public officers and employees) pertaining to the defined benefit plan administered by the Arizona State Retirement System. Apparent striker bus.First sponsor: Rep. Robson  

 

H2032 Daily History  Date Action
 
No actions posted for this bill within the requested time frame.

 

     
 
H2040: TECH CORRECTION; WORKERS’ COMPENSATION; INVESTIGATION
 

 

Minor change in Title 23 (labor) pertaining to workers’ compensation administration and enforcement. Apparent striker bus.First sponsor: Rep. Tobin  

 

H2040 Daily History  Date Action
 
No actions posted for this bill within the requested time frame.

 

     
 
H2041: TECH CORRECTION; PREPAID LEGAL INSURANCE
 

 

Minor change in Title 20 (insurance) pertaining to prepaid legal insurance plans. Apparent striker bus.First sponsor: Rep. Tobin  

 

H2041 Daily History  Date Action
 
No actions posted for this bill within the requested time frame.

 

     
 
H2070: HOMELAND SECURITY; COMMITTEE; FORCE
 

 

A Homeland Security Force, under the direct control of the governor, is established comprised of people who are not paid but are compensated for expenses. They are subject only to the laws of the state and not to the code of military justice. A nine-member Homeland Security Committee is established to advise the force and make recommendations on its membership and organization. The committee is comprised of one member selected by each of the following: Senate President, House Speaker, and the two minority leaders. The remaining five members are selected by the governor. Appropriates $50,000 to the Dept of Emergency and Military Affairs to administer the force.First sponsor: Rep. Burges
Others: Rep. Harper, Rep. Seel, Sen. Allen, Sen. Smith
 

 

H2070 Daily History  Date Action
 
HOMELAND SECURITY; COMMITTEE; FORCE 1/18 referred to House mil-pub, appro.

 

     
 
H2081: TECH CORRECTION; DOUBLE PUNISHMENT
 

 

Minor change in Title 13 (criminal code) pertaining to double punishment. Apparent striker bus.First sponsor: Rep. Vogt  

 

H2081 Daily History  Date Action
 
No actions posted for this bill within the requested time frame.

 

     
 
H2082: TECH CORRECTION; CIVIL RIGHTS; RESTORATION
 

 

Minor change in Title 13 (criminal code) pertaining to restoration of civil rights. Apparent striker bus.First sponsor: Rep. Vogt  

 

H2082 Daily History  Date Action
 
No actions posted for this bill within the requested time frame.

 

     
 
H2089: UNRESTRAINED MINORS; MOTOR VEHICLES; PROHIBITION
 

 

It is illegal to transport a minor in the back of a motor vehicle unless the minor is safely restrained. Includes exemptions for farm or ranch vehicles, emergency situations, vehicles on private property or Indian reservations, parades, and vehicles driven at or below a posted speed limit of 35 mph.First sponsor: Rep. Heinz
Others: Rep. Goodale
 

 

H2089 Daily History  Date Action
 
UNRESTRAINED MINORS; MOTOR VEHICLES; PROHIBITION 2/14 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.

 

     
 
H2094: STATE HEALTH COVERAGE; SURVIVOR BENEFITS
 

 

Surviving spouses and dependents of state employees who die while the employee’s surviving spouse’s health insurance is in force will pay only the out-of-pocket premium amount for their classification that an active employee would pay. Public monies are no longer prohibited from being expended to pay any part of the premium.First sponsor: Rep. Heinz  

 

H2094 Daily History  Date Action
 
STATE HEALTH COVERAGE; SURVIVOR BENEFITS 1/18 referred to House bank-ins, appro.

 

     
 
H2102: LICENSE ELIGIBILITY; AUTHORIZED PRESENCE
 

 

Requires any individual 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 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.

 

     
 
H2105: RETIREMENT; PSPRS; BOARD OF TRUSTEES
 

 

Blends multiple enactments of statute dealing with limitations on receiving pensions and reemployment for members of the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System.First sponsor: Rep. Robson  

 

H2105 Daily History  Date Action
 
No actions posted for this bill within the requested time frame.

 

     
 
H2106: RETIREMENT; CORP; OVERTIME
 

 

Overtime pay is included in “salary” used to calculate retirement benefits in the Corrections Officer Retirement Plan. (Note: This provision was conditionally enacted in 2005, with the condition of an actuarial valuation of the CORP where the ratio of assets to liabilities was at least 100%. This legislation repeals the conditional enactment.)First sponsor: Rep. Robson  

 

H2106 Daily History  Date Action
 
RETIREMENT; CORP; OVERTIME 1/18 referred to House employ-reg affairs

 

     
 
H2118: TECH CORRECTION; VEHICLE ACCIDENT REPORT
 

 

Minor change in Title 28 (transportation) pertaining to accident reports. Apparent striker bus.First sponsor: Rep. Stevens  

 

H2118 Daily History  Date Action
 
No actions posted for this bill within the requested time frame.

 

     
 
H2126: REST AREA MAINTENANCE; ADOT AGREEMENTS
 

 

The Dept of Transportation is authorized to enter into agreements with other political subdivisions or with private entities to maintain or improve highway rest areas.First sponsor: Rep. Patterson  

 

H2126 Daily History  Date Action
 
REST AREA MAINTENANCE; ADOT AGREEMENTS 1/18 referred to House trans.

 

     
 
H2145: SELF DEFENSE; JUSTIFICATION; DEFENSIVE DISPLAY
 

 

Placing the person’s hand on a firearm contained in a holster is added to the definition of “defensive display of a firearm,” which is justified in specified situations.First sponsor: Rep. Smith
Others: Rep. Barton, Rep. Burges, Rep. Crandell, Rep. Gowan, Rep. Harper, Rep. Judd, Rep. Kavanagh, Rep. Mesnard, Rep. Seel, Rep. Stevens, Sen. Murphy, Sen. Nelson, Sen. Pearce
 

 

H2145 Daily History  Date Action
 
No actions posted for this bill within the requested time frame.

 

     
 
H2146: CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT; TRAINING
 

 

Firearms safety training programs that use instructors who are certified by the National Rifle Association can be used to fulfill the training requirement for a person to qualify for a concealed weapons permit (in addition to programs authorized by the Dept of Public Safety).First sponsor: Rep. Smith
Others: Rep. Barton, Rep. Burges, Rep. Crandell, Rep. Gowan, Rep. Harper, Rep. Judd, Rep. Kavanagh, Rep. Mesnard, Rep. Seel, Rep. Stevens, Sen. Murphy, Sen. Nelson, Sen. Pearce
 

 

H2146 Daily History  Date Action
 
CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT; TRAINING 2/3 referred to House jud.

 

     
 
H2151: STATE EMPLOYEES; WAGE PAYMENTS
 

 

Authorizes the state, at its discretion, to pay employee wages by direct deposit or to a payroll debit card.First sponsor: Rep. Burges  

 

H2151 Daily History  Date Action
 
STATE EMPLOYEES; WAGE PAYMENTS 2/10 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.

 

     
 
H2159: SCRAP METAL DEALERS
 

 

Scrap metal dealers are required to make payment by mailing a check or money order for all scrap metal transactions that exceed $25 (previously $300). Scrap metal buyers cannot participate in more than one cash transaction for scrap metal per seller per day.First sponsor: Rep. Ash  

 

H2159 Daily History  Date Action
 
SCRAP METAL DEALERS 1/18 referred to House com.

 

     
 
H2167: DANGEROUS DRUGS; DEFINITION; SYNTHETIC
 

 

Makes various changes in the list of “dangerous drugs,” apparently to include optical, positional or geometric isomers and especially forms of synthetic marijuana. Emergency clause. AS PASSED HOUSE.First sponsor: Rep. Reeve
Others: Rep. Ableser, Rep. Campbell, Rep. Fann, Rep. Heinz, Rep. Jones, Rep. Judd, Rep. McCune Davis, Rep. Montenegro, Rep. Pancrazi, Rep. Tovar, Sen. Driggs, Sen. Lopez, Sen. McComish
 

 

H2167 Daily History  Date Action
 
DANGEROUS DRUGS; DEFINITION; SYNTHETIC 2/10 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.

 

     
 
H2199: RETIREMENT; PSPRS; PLAN DESIGN
 

 

Makes various changes for new members of the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System, including the definition of “normal retirement date” to require 25 years of service and the member’s age being at least 52 and one-half. (Formerly, either 20 years of service regardless of age or 15 years of service at an age of at least 62). For all members, the percentage of the member’s contribution (currently at 8.65%) increases 1% per year fiscal year 2014-15 when it reaches 11.65%. Thereafter, it is the lower of 11.65% or one-third of the aggregate computed employer contribution rate. More.First sponsor: Rep. Robson  

 

H2199 Daily History  Date Action
 
RETIREMENT; PSPRS; PLAN DESIGN 2/8 referred to House employ-reg affairs, appro.

 

     
 
H2206: TECH CORRECTION; STATE HIGHWAYS
 

 

Minor change in Title 28 (transportation) pertaining to state highways. Apparent striker bus.First sponsor: Rep. Harper  

 

H2206 Daily History  Date Action
 
No actions posted for this bill within the requested time frame.

 

     
 
H2216: STATE AGENCY STANDARDS; FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS
 

 

State agencies or departments are prohibited from adopting rules, standards or requirements that are more stringent than corresponding federal law.First sponsor: Rep. Fillmore  

 

H2216 Daily History  Date Action
 
STATE AGENCY STANDARDS; FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS 1/24 referred to House gov.

 

     
 
H2228: MARIJUANA; CLASSIFICATION; PETTY OFFENSE
 

 

Possession or use of two ounces or less of marijuana that is not intended for sale shall be a petty offense with a fine not to exceed $100.First sponsor: Rep. Fillmore  

 

H2228 Daily History  Date Action
 
MARIJUANA; CLASSIFICATION; PETTY OFFENSE 1/24 referred to House jud.

 

     
 
H2305: TECH CORRECTION; ANNUITY; DEFERRED COMPENSATION
 

 

Minor change in Title 38 (public officers & employees) pertaining to benefits of public employment. Apparent striker bus.First sponsor: Rep. Mesnard  

 

H2305 Daily History  Date Action
 
No actions posted for this bill within the requested time frame.

 

     
 
H2306: TECH CORRECTION; DEFINED CONTRIBUTION PLAN
 

 

Minor change in Title 38 (public officers & employees) pertaining to the ASRS defined contribution plan. Apparent striker bus.First sponsor: Rep. Mesnard  

 

H2306 Daily History  Date Action
 
No actions posted for this bill within the requested time frame.

 

     
 
H2307: TECH CORRECTION; PSPRS; SOCIAL SECURITY
 

 

Minor change in Title 38 (public officers & employees) pertaining to PSPRS benefits. Apparent striker bus.First sponsor: Rep. Mesnard  

 

H2307 Daily History  Date Action
 
No actions posted for this bill within the requested time frame.

 

     
 
H2308: TECH CORRECTION; ASRS; CONTRIBUTION PAYMENTS
 

 

Minor change in Title 38 (public officers & employees) pertaining to ASRS contributions. Apparent striker bus.First sponsor: Rep. Mesnard  

 

H2308 Daily History  Date Action
 
TECH CORRECTION; ASRS; CONTRIBUTION PAYMENTS 2/8 referred to House gov.

 

     
 
H2331: VEHICLE IMPOUNDMENT ADMIN CHARGES
 

 

The administrative charge for a second or subsequent vehicle immobilization or impoundment by a peace officer is 3 times the established amount (the established amount may currently be up to $150).First sponsor: Rep. Harper  

 

H2331 Daily History  Date Action
 
VEHICLE IMPOUNDMENT ADMIN CHARGES 1/20 referred to House trans.

 

     
 
H2355: COURT SURCHARGES
 

 

Renames court penalty assessments as “surcharges” and specifies that court surcharges are applied to the base fine, civil penalty, or forfeiture and not to any other surcharge.First sponsor: Rep. Farnsworth
Others: Rep. Ash, Rep. Harper
 

 

H2355 Daily History  Date Action
 
COURT SURCHARGES 2/7 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
 

 

Responsibility to regulate drug laboratory site remediation firms is transferred to the Board of Technical Registration’s newly established criminal investigations unit, from the Registrar of Contractors. Municipalities may apply to the Technical Registration Fund for remediation monies for property where drug labs were found. Increases civil and criminal penalties for violations of the requirement to post a notice of removal of a drug lab at the property. Establishes additional penalties for entering the property, removing items, or removing a mobile home or R.V. from a site without approval from the Board.First sponsor: Rep. Jerry Weiers
Others: Rep. Smith, Rep. Stevens
 

 

H2362 Daily History  Date Action
 
DRUG LAB REMEDIATION; INVESTIGATORS 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.

 

     
 
H2364: PROBATION OFFICERS; DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS
 

 

Probation officers and surveillance officers employed by the state or a political subdivision are added to the definition of law enforcement officers for the purpose of regulating disciplinary actions of law enforcement officers.First sponsor: Rep. Smith
Others: Rep. Barton, Rep. Burges
 

 

H2364 Daily History  Date Action
 
PROBATION OFFICERS; DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS 2/2 House mil-pub held.
PROBATION OFFICERS; DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS 1/20 referred to House mil-pub.

 

     
 
H2367: PUBLIC EMPLOYEES; PROHIBITED NEGOTIATIONS
 

 

The state and political subdivisions are prohibited from negotiating with a labor organization or employee association representing public employees concerning employee wages and benefits, hours of work, or other financial issues.First sponsor: Rep. Smith
Others: Rep. Barton, Rep. Burges, Rep. Harper, Rep. Montenegro, Rep. Seel
 

 

H2367 Daily History  Date Action
 
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES; PROHIBITED NEGOTIATIONS 1/20 referred to House employ-reg affairs

 

     
 
H2370: PHOTO ENFORCEMENT; LICENSE SUSPENSION PROHIBITED
 

 

Civil traffic violations detected by any photo enforcement system cannot be considered for the purpose of determining driver license suspension or revocation (previously, this prohibition applied to detections by the state photo enforcement system only).First sponsor: Rep. Smith
Others: Rep. Barton, Rep. Hale
 

 

H2370 Daily History  Date Action
 
PHOTO ENFORCEMENT; LICENSE SUSPENSION PROHIBITED 1/20 referred to trans.

 

     
 
H2399: SICK & SAFE TIME
 

 

Effective January 1, 2012, employees who work in Arizona accrue a minimum of one hour of paid sick and safe time for every 30 hours worked. Situations where an employee may use paid sick and safe time are specified, as well as provisions governing accrual, carry over, and transfer of paid sick and safe time.First sponsor: Rep. Patterson
Others: Rep. Heinz
 

 

H2399 Daily History  Date Action
 
SICK & SAFE TIME 1/19 referred to House com, employ-reg affairs.

 

     
 
H2401: DPS; CORRECTIONS; EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATIONAL RIGHTS
 

 

Employees of the departments of juvenile corrections, public safety, and corrections are permitted to form and join unions, and the respective state agencies must agree to meet-and-confer with representatives concerning work hours and terms and conditions of employment. Procedures are prescribed for union formation.First sponsor: Rep. Heinz  

 

H2401 Daily History  Date Action
 
EMPLOYEE ORG RIGHTS; DPS; CORRECTIONS 1/19 referred to House employ-reg affairs, mil-pub.

 

     
 
H2405: HUMAN SMUGGLING ORGANIZATION; OFFENSE; PENALTY
 

 

The crime of participating in a human smuggling organization (defined in this act) is added to the criminal code as a class 2 (second highest) felony. The crime of assisting a human smuggling organization is a class 3 felony.First sponsor: Rep. Vogt
Others: Rep. Gowan, Rep. Jones, Rep. Montenegro, Rep. Proud, Rep. Reeve, Rep. Smith, Rep. Urie
 

 

H2405 Daily History  Date Action
 
HUMAN SMUGGLING ORGANIZATION; OFFENSE; PENALTY 2/10 from House jud do pass.
HUMAN SMUGGLING ORGANIZATION; OFFENSE; PENALTY 1/24 referred to House jud.

 

     
 
H2406: CRIMES; FORENSIC INTERVIEWS; MANDATORY FINE
 

 

A person convicted of a dangerous crime against children or of sexual assault shall be assessed a $500 fine in addition to any other fines, charges or restitution. The money shall be transferred to the county treasurer and used to defray the costs of forensic interviews incurred out of the need to obtain evidence.First sponsor: Rep. Vogt
Others: Rep. Gowan, Rep. Jones, Rep. Meyer, Rep. Proud, Rep. Reeve, Rep. Smith, Rep. Urie
 

 

H2406 Daily History  Date Action
 
CRIMES; FORENSIC INTERVIEWS; MANDATORY FINE 2/10 from House jud with amend #4143.
CRIMES; FORENSIC INTERVIEWS; MANDATORY FINE 1/26 referred to House jud.

 

     
 
H2427: HIGHWAY FUND; TRANSPORTATION SUBACCOUNT
 

 

Establishes a transportation subaccount in the State Highway Fund and requires the Dept of Transportation to deposit $833,333 monthly into the subaccount that otherwise would be deposited in the State Highway Fund. The department may use up to $10 million from the account annually to apply for federal transportation monies for statewide transportation projects.First sponsor: Rep. Farley  

 

H2427 Daily History  Date Action
 
HIGHWAY FUND; TRANSPORTATION SUBACCOUNT 1/24 referred to House trans, appro.

 

     
 
H2432: PAID SICK AND SAFE TIME
 

 

An employee who works in Arizona for more than an unspecified number of hours (blank in original) in a year is entitled to paid sick and safe time, accrued at a minimum of one hour of paid sick and safe time for every unspecified (blank in original) number of hours worked. Situations where an employee may use paid sick and safe time are specified, as well as provisions governing accrual, carry over, and transfer of paid sick and safe time.First sponsor: Rep. Tovar  

 

H2432 Daily History  Date Action
 
PAID SICK AND SAFE TIME 2/3 referred to House employ-reg affairs, com.

 

     
 
H2439: DRIVER LICENSE REQUIREMENTS; VIOLATION; MISDEMEANOR
 

 

Classifies driving without a valid driver license as a class 2 misdemeanor.First sponsor: Rep. Montenegro
Others: Rep. Burges, Rep. Dial, Rep. Gowan, Sen. Antenori
 

 

H2439 Daily History  Date Action
 
DRIVER LICENSE REQUIREMENTS; VIOLATION; MISDEMEANOR 1/24 referred to House trans, jud.

 

     
 
H2444: LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER DISCIPLINE
 

 

Employers cannot commence disciplinary action against law enforcement or probation officers for any allegation of misconduct if the investigation is not completed within 120 days after the employer received notice of the allegation. Some exceptions. If disciplinary action is appropriate, the employer must give notice to the officer of intent to proceed with disciplinary action, along with a proposal of the specific action sought. In an administrative investigation, employers cannot administer polygraph examinations unless it is mutually agreed on by the law enforcement or probation officer and the employer.First sponsor: Rep. Montenegro  

 

H2444 Daily History  Date Action
 
LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER DISCIPLINE 2/3 withdrawn from House gov.
LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER DISCIPLINE 2/2 House mil-pub held.
LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER DISCIPLINE 1/19 referred to House mil-pub, gov.

 

     
 
H2445: STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS; MOVING VIOLATION
 

 

A prosecution for causing serious physical injury or death by a moving violation must be commenced within five years after discovery of the offense by the state or political subdivision.First sponsor: Rep. Montenegro  

 

H2445 Daily History  Date Action
 
STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS; MOVING VIOLATION 1/24 referred to House jud.

 

     
 
H2450: TECH CORRECTION; STATE HIGHWAYS
 

 

Minor change in Title 28 (transportation) relating to opening or altering state highways. Apparent striker bus.First sponsor: Rep. Williams  

 

H2450 Daily History  Date Action
 
No actions posted for this bill within the requested time frame.

 

     
 
H2451: TECH CORRECTION; ABANDONED VEHICLES; MONIES
 

 

Minor change in Title 28 (transportation) relating to abandoned vehicle administration monies. Apparent striker bus.First sponsor: Rep. Williams  

 

H2451 Daily History  Date Action
 
No actions posted for this bill within the requested time frame.

 

     
 
H2452: TECH CORRECTION; CERTIFICATE OF TITLE
 

 

Minor change in Title 28 (transportation) relating to certificate of title. Apparent striker bus.First sponsor: Rep. Williams  

 

H2452 Daily History  Date Action
 
No actions posted for this bill within the requested time frame.

 

     
 
H2453: TECH CORRECTION; FINES; DISBURSEMENT
 

 

Minor change in Title 22 (justices of the peace) relating to municipal court fines. Apparent striker bus.First sponsor: Rep. Williams  

 

H2453 Daily History  Date Action
 
No actions posted for this bill within the requested time frame.

 

     
 
H2454: TECH CORRECTION; PUBLIC ROADWAYS
 

 

Minor change in Title 28 (transportation) relating to disposition of county roadways. Apparent striker bus.First sponsor: Rep. Williams  

 

H2454 Daily History  Date Action
 
TECH CORRECTION; PUBLIC ROADWAYS 2/9 referred to House trans.

 

     
 
H2455: TECH CORRECTION; OFF-PREMISES VEHICLE SALES
 

 

Minor change in Title 28 (transportation) relating to off-premises vehicle sales. Apparent striker bus.First sponsor: Rep. Williams  

 

H2455 Daily History  Date Action
 
No actions posted for this bill within the requested time frame.

 

     
 
H2474: DPS EMPLOYEES; ALTERNATIVE WORK HOURS
 

 

The director of the Dept of Public Safety is authorized to establish alternate work periods for the purpose of determining overtime compensation for DPS employees.First sponsor: Rep. Gowan
Others: Rep. Vogt, Sen. Antenori
 

 

H2474 Daily History  Date Action
 
DPS EMPLOYEES; ALTERNATIVE WORK HOURS 2/2 House mil-pub held.
DPS EMPLOYEES; ALTERNATIVE WORK HOURS 1/24 referred to House mil-pub.

 

     
 
H2476: WORKERS’ COMPENSATION; CERTAIN DISEASES; EXPOSURE
 

 

Increases the time limit for employees to report possible exposure to certain diseases for workers’ compensation claims to 30 calendar days from ten.First sponsor: Rep. Gowan
Others: Sen. Antenori
 

 

H2476 Daily History  Date Action
 
WORKERS’ COMPENSATION; CERTAIN DISEASES; EXPOSURE 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 probation officers have a right to representation during interviews with an employer if the officer is a witness relating to an investigation that could lead to another officer’s dismissal, demotion or suspension.First sponsor: Rep. Gowan
Others: Sen. Antenori
 

 

H2477 Daily History  Date Action
 
LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS; WITNESS; REPRESENTATION 2/1 House employ-reg affairs held.
LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS; WITNESS; REPRESENTATION 1/24 referred to House employ-reg affairs.

 

     
 
H2494: TECH CORRECTION; EMERGENCY PLANNING
 

 

Minor change in Title 26 (military affairs & emergency management) pertaining to emergency planning. Apparent striker bus.First sponsor: Rep. Gowan  

 

H2494 Daily History  Date Action
 
No actions posted for this bill within the requested time frame.

 

     
 
H2514: STATE EMPLOYEE HEALTH INSURANCE; INCENTIVES
 

 

The Dept of Administration is required to offer voluntary wellness programs to active and former officers and employees who participate in health and accident insurance. The department must design the programs to use participation incentives based on appropriate biometrics. The programs must be implemented during the insurance open enrollment period in FY2012-2013.First sponsor: Rep. Heinz
Others: Rep. Patterson
 

 

H2514 Daily History  Date Action
 
STATE EMPLOYEE HEALTH INSURANCE; INCENTIVES 1/20 referred to House employ-reg affairs, appro.

 

     
 
H2521: SIGNIFICANT PSYCHOLOGICAL EPISODE REGISTER; DPS
 

 

The Dept of Public Safety (DPS) is required to maintain a computerized record system containing information on significant or severe psychological episodes or incidents. Public agencies, including educational institutions, with information that a person has suffered an episode or incident must report to the DPS. The record system will be accessible to criminal justice agencies.First sponsor: Rep. Heinz  

 

H2521 Daily History  Date Action
 
No actions posted for this bill within the requested time frame.

 

     
 
H2523: MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS; VIOLATIONS
 

 

One of the factors 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 2/10 from House trans do pass.
MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS; VIOLATIONS 1/20 referred to House trans.

 

     
 
H2533: BIENNIAL BUDGETING; STATE AGENCIES
 

 

Beginning in FY2013-2014, the format of appropriations for the support and maintenance of all state departments and institutions shall be for two fiscal years, itemized separately for each FY.First sponsor: Rep. Crandell
Others: Rep. Barton, Rep. Burges, Rep. Fillmore, Rep. Gowan, Rep. C. Miranda, Rep. Olson, Sen. Allen
 

 

H2533 Daily History  Date Action
 
BIENNIAL BUDGETING; STATE AGENCIES 1/20 referred to House appro.

 

     
 
H2537: IMMIGRATION LEGISLATION CHALLENGES
 

 

Amends Laws 2010, Chapter 211, that authorized the attorney general and governor to defend the state in any legal proceeding challenging last year’s S10170 (immigration; law enforcement; safe neighborhoods) to delete references to a terminal date for the authorization. Effect is to make the authorization permanent. Additionally, the House speaker and Senate president are authorized to hire lawyers to initiate legal proceedings or to appear on behalf of their respective chambers in any legal challenge to S1070. Session law; does not amend statute; valid only for the life of the 50th Legislature. Retroactive to Jan. 1, 2011. Emergency clause.First sponsor: Rep. Adams  

 

H2537 Daily History  Date Action
 
IMMIGRATION LEGISLATION CHALLENGES 2/3 from House rules okay. House COW approved. See S1117.
IMMIGRATION LEGISLATION CHALLENGES 2/1 from House gov do pass.
IMMIGRATION LEGISLATION CHALLENGES 2/1 House gov do pass; report awaited.
IMMIGRATION LEGISLATION CHALLENGES 1/26 referred to House gov.

 

     
 
H2574: RETIREMENT; ASRS; RETURN TO WORK PROHIBITED
 

 

Repeals the statute that permitted a retired member of the Arizona State Retirement System to return to work at an ASRS employer and still be eligible to receive retirement benefits. A retired member whose retirement benefits have been suspended because the member returned to work with an ASRS employer for at least 20 hours per week for at least 20 weeks in any fiscal year must repay the Arizona State Retirement System for any benefits improperly received.First sponsor: Rep. Fillmore
Others: Rep. Burges, Rep. Court, Rep. Jones, Rep. Williams
 

 

H2574 Daily History  Date Action
 
RETIREMENT; ASRS; RETURN TO WORK PROHIBITED 2/8 referred to House employ-reg affairs, appro.

 

     
 
H2576: STATE AGENCIES; BUDGET SUBMISSION
 

 

Each state budget unit must submit to the Legislature by Sept. 1 annually a summary of all monies spent or that otherwise passed through the agency during the preceding fiscal year and an estimate of the monies that will be spent or pass through the agency in the current fiscal year. The summary must be expressed in “unit costs.” The punishment for not submitting the report is a reduction in the appropriation for that budget unit equal to at least 10% of its allocation. Exempts the Board of Regents.First sponsor: Rep. Olson  

 

H2576 Daily History  Date Action
 
STATE AGENCIES; BUDGET SUBMISSION 2/3 referred to House appro.

 

     
 
H2577: LEGISLATIVE APPROPRIATIONS; FEDERAL MONIES
 

 

All noncustodial federal monies received by the state are subject to legislative appropriation.First sponsor: Rep. Olson  

 

H2577 Daily History  Date Action
 
LEGISLATIVE APPROPRIATIONS; FEDERAL MONIES 2/3 referred to House appro.

 

     
 
H2598: MEDICAL MARIJUANA; LIMIT TAXATION
 

 

Municipalities are prohibited from levying a tax or fee on the sale of medical marijuana such that the aggregate tax levied exceeds 10% of the amount of the sale.First sponsor: Rep. Patterson
Others: Rep. Fillmore, Rep. Gonzales, Rep. Heinz, Rep. Meyer, Rep. Saldate, Rep. Tovar, Rep. Wheeler
 

 

H2598 Daily History  Date Action
 
MEDICAL MARIJUANA; LIMIT TAXATION 2/8 referred to House hel-hu ser, ways-means, com.

 

     
 
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 2/7 referred to House mil-pub.

 

     
 
H2614: FIREARMS OMNIBUS
 

 

Statutes permitting the operator of a public establishment or event to require persons carrying weapons to check them at the door are rewritten to apply only to locations on the premises in which alcoholic beverages are being served. Other limitations are also added. Persons adversely affected by any local ordinance or rule that illegally restricts possession of a weapon may sue the political subdivision for damages, and the jurisdiction must pay the award within 72 hours of the entry and publication of the order, otherwise the seizure of a publicly owned vehicle used by an elected official is authorized. More.First sponsor: Rep. Stevens
Others: Rep. Gowan, Rep. Montenegro, Rep. Vogt
 

 

H2614 Daily History  Date Action
 
No actions posted for this bill within the requested time frame.

 

     
 
H2628: PUBLIC EMPLOYEES; DISCLOSURE PROTECTION
 

 

The list of actions for which public employees are protected from reprisals by an employer is expanded to include participation in a court action, investigation or inquiry held by a public body on a matter of public concern or communication of the scientific or technical findings of a study the employee reasonably believes to be truthful and accurate. Also, a public employee is specifically prohibited from threatening, intimidating or coercing another public employee in an effort to interfere with the disclosure of improper government action.First sponsor: Rep. Patterson  

 

H2628 Daily History  Date Action
 
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES; DISCLOSURE PROTECTION 2/8 referred to House employ-reg affairs, gov.

 

     
 
H2655: GANG; IMMIGRATION INTELLIGENCE; MISSION; FUNDING
 

 

The sources of deposits into the Gang & Immigration Intelligence Team Enforcement Mission (GIITEM) Fund is expanded to include use tax and TPT (sales tax) revenue from previously tax-exempt sales of values and pipes 4″ in diameter or larger which are used to transport oil, gas, water or coal slurry, along with compressors, regulators and other machinery and items used in operating the pipeline. The GIITEM Fund is divided into four sub-accounts: the mission account, the border action grants account, the border security equipment and technology account, and the border law enforcement and prosecutors account. The purposes for expenditure from each sub-account are stipulated. Makes various appropriations from the GIITEM Fund to the Attorney General’s Office, the Dept of Public Safety, and the Dept of Transportation. Because of the net increase in state revenue, requires 2/3 majority in both chambers for passage (per Prop 108).First sponsor: Rep. Campbell
Others: Rep. Ableser, Rep. Alston, Rep. Farley, Rep. Heinz, Rep. Hobbs, Rep. McCune Davis, Rep. Meyer, Rep. Patterson, Rep. Tovar
 

 

H2655 Daily History  Date Action
 
GANG; IMMIGRATION INTELLIGENCE; MISSION; FUNDING 2/8 referred to House ways-means.

 

     
 
H2662: ELECTIONS; ORGANIZATION DUES; PUBLIC MONIES
 

 

A corporation or limited liability company supported by dues paid with public monies is prohibited from contributing money or anything of value to influence an election.First sponsor: Rep. Ash
Others: Rep. Court, Rep. McLain
 

 

H2662 Daily History  Date Action
 
No actions posted for this bill within the requested time frame.

 

     
 
H2672: STATE EMPLOYEES; ACTIVITY BASED COMP
 

 

The director of the Dept of Administration is required to develop a salary plan in which state employees are compensated based on “activity based compensation” (defined).First sponsor: Rep. Olson
Others: Rep. Burges, Rep. Carter, Rep. Crandell, Rep. Forese, Rep. Harper, Rep. Judd, Rep. Proud, Rep. Seel, Rep. Stevens, Rep. Ugenti, Rep. Urie, Rep. Jim Weiers
 

 

H2672 Daily History  Date Action
 
STATE EMPLOYEES; ACTIVITY BASED COMP 2/9 referred to House employ-reg affairs, gov.

 

     
 
H2673: SPECIAL SENTENCING PEACE OFFICER IMPERSONATION
 

 

A person convicted of a felony offense who pretended to be a peace officer during commission of the offense, with the intent to induce another person to submit to their authority is not eligible for suspension of sentence, probation, pardon or release from confinement except under specified circumstances. The presumptive, minimum and maximum sentence for the offense is increased.First sponsor: Rep. Forese
Others: Rep. Dial, Rep. Fann, Rep. Gowan, Rep. R. Gray, Rep. Harper, Rep. Kavanagh, Rep. Mesnard, Rep. Olson, Rep. Pratt, Rep. Stevens, Rep. Tobin, Rep. Ugenti, Rep. Urie, Rep. Vogt, Rep. Williams, Rep. Yee, Sen. Crandall, Sen. Melvin, Sen. Pierce, Sen. Smith, Sen. Yarbrough
 

 

H2673 Daily History  Date Action
 
No actions posted for this bill within the requested time frame.

 

     
 
H2694: PUBLIC SAFETY EMPLOYEES; CRISIS TRAINING
 

 

The Dept of Public Safety must offer a training session on personal crisis recognition and crisis intervention services to public safety employees.First sponsor: Rep. C. Miranda
Others: Rep. Ableser, Rep. Alston, Rep. Chabin, Rep. Hale, Rep. Lesko, Rep. R. Miranda, Rep. Proud, Rep. Saldate, Rep. Urie
 

 

H2694 Daily History  Date Action
 
PUBLIC SAFETY EMPLOYEES; CRISIS TRAINING 2/9 referred to House mil-pub, gov.

 

     
 
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 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
 
No actions posted for this bill within the requested time frame.

 

     
 
HCR2032: PAYCHECK DEDUCTIONS; POLITICAL PURPOSES; REQUIREMENT
 

 

The 2012 general election ballot is to carry the question of whether to amend the state Constitution to prohibit employers from facilitating payroll deductions for political activities without the express written consent of the employee.First sponsor: Rep. Burges
Others: Rep. Ash, Rep. Barton, Rep. Brophy McGee, Rep. Court, Rep. Crandell, Rep. Farnsworth, Rep. Fillmore, Rep. Forese, Rep. Gowan, Rep. R. Gray, Rep. Harper, Rep. Judd, Rep. Lesko, Rep. McLain, Rep. Mesnard, Rep. Montenegro, Rep. Olson, Rep. Pratt, Rep. Proud, Rep. Reeve, Rep. Seel, Rep. Smith, Rep. Stevens, Rep. Ugenti, Rep. Vogt, Rep. Williams, Rep. Yee, Sen. Allen, Sen. Antenori, Sen. Barto, Sen. Biggs, Sen. Bundgaard, Sen. Driggs, Sen. Gould, Sen. Griffin, Sen. Klein, Sen. McComish, Sen. Melvin, Sen. Murphy, Sen. Pierce, Sen. Reagan, Sen. Shooter, Sen. Smith, Sen. Yarbrough
 

 

HCR2032 Daily History  Date Action
 
No actions posted for this bill within the requested time frame.

 

     
 
HCR2046: RETIRMENT SYSTEMS; BENEFITS; SUPERMAJORITY
 

 

The 2012 general election ballot is to carry the question of whether to amend the state Constitution to state that the Legislature has sole authority to make changes in the state’s public retirement plans. Further, any legislative change that has an actuarial cost must be approved by a 2/3 majority in each chamber for passage.First sponsor: Rep. Montenegro
Others: Rep. Burges, Rep. Stevens
 

 

HCR2046 Daily History  Date Action
 
No actions posted for this bill within the requested time frame.

 

     
 
S1013: TECH CORRECTION; ABANDONED VEHICLES; MONIES
 

 

Minor change in Title 28 (Transportation), pertaining to abandoned, seized and junk vehicles. Apparent striker bus.First sponsor: Sen. Pearce  

 

S1013 Daily History  Date Action
 
TECH CORRECTION; ABANDONED VEHICLES; MONIES 2/8 further referred to Senate appro.
TECH CORRECTION; ABANDONED VEHICLES; MONIES 1/10 referred to Senate rules only.

 

     
 
S1025: STATE HOSPITAL; FINGERPRINT CARDS
 

 

An employee of, contractor for or volunteer at the Arizona State Hospital must have a valid fingerprint clearance card as a condition of employment or must apply for one within seven working days after beginning employment.First sponsor: Sen. L. Gray  

 

S1025 Daily History  Date Action
 
STATE HOSPITAL; FINGERPRINT CARDS 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 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.

 

     
 
S1031: MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ACTIONS; BURDEN; PROOF
 

 

The standard of proof in all medical malpractice cases shall be “clear and convincing evidence.” [Capitol Reports note: the current standard in most cases is “preponderance of evidence.”]First sponsor: Sen. Barto  

 

S1031 Daily History  Date Action
 
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ACTIONS; BURDEN; PROOF 1/10 referred to Senate hel-med.

 

     
 
S1035: VEHICLE REGISTRATION CARDS
 

 

The requirement that a vehicle’s owner registration card must carry the name and address of the owner is deleted.First sponsor: Sen. Barto  

 

S1035 Daily History  Date Action
 
VEHICLE REGISTRATION CARDS 1/10 referred to Senate nat res-trans.

 

     
 
S1050: TECH CORRECTION; CERTIFICATE OF TITLE
 

 

Minor change in Title 28 (transportation) pertaining to certificates of vehicle title and registration. Apparent striker bus.First sponsor: Sen. McComish  

 

S1050 Daily History  Date Action
 
TECH CORRECTION; CERTIFICATE OF TITLE 1/10 referred to Senate rules only.

 

     
 
S1057: LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS; DISCIPLINARY ACTION
 

 

A law enforcement officer who was subject to disciplinary action without just cause being established may recover all costs, including attorney fees associated with proceedings held to establish the officer’s innocence. Punitive damages may be awarded by a court if it determines, by a preponderance of evidence, that the allegations were knowingly and intentionally filed without cause.First sponsor: Sen. L. Gray  

 

S1057 Daily History  Date Action
 
LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS; DISCIPLINARY ACTION 2/10 withdrawn from Senate jud and referred to pub-hu ser.
LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS; DISCIPLINARY ACTION 1/10 referred to Senate jud.

 

     
 
S1060: FIREARMS; MISCONDUCT; FRAUDULENT TRANSACTIONS
 

 

Various actions are added to the criminal code related to misconduct involving weapons, including if a person falsifies, conceals or misrepresents the identity of a buyer, receiver or other person on whose behalf someone purchases a deadly weapon. It is also illegal to sell a weapon if the seller has reason to know that false or misleading information regarding the purchaser is being used. For purposes of RICO statutes, all such actions may be considered racketeering.First sponsor: Sen. Sinema  

 

S1060 Daily History  Date Action
 
FIREARMS; MISCONDUCT; FRAUDULENT TRANSACTIONS 1/11 referred to Senate jud.

 

     
 
S1061: HOMICIDE; INTERROGATIONS; ELECTRONIC RECORDING
 

 

With certain stated exceptions, all interrogations of a person in custody as part of a homicide investigation shall be electronically recorded. Recordings shall be kept until the defendant’s conviction is final and all appeals are exhausted.First sponsor: Sen. Sinema  

 

S1061 Daily History  Date Action
 
HOMICIDE; INTERROGATIONS; ELECTRONIC RECORDING 1/11 referred to Senate jud, appro.

 

     
 
S1070: TECH CORRECTION; UNLAWFUL ALIENS; TRANSPORTING
 

 

Minor change in Title 13 (criminal code) pertaining to offenses against the public order. Apparent striker bus.First sponsor: Sen. Pearce  

 

S1070 Daily History  Date Action
 
TECH CORRECTION; UNLAWFUL ALIENS; TRANSPORTING 1/11 referred to Senate rules only.

 

     
 
S1071: RACIAL PROFILING; PROHIBITION; TRAINING
 

 

An article is added to Title 41 (state government) prohibiting law enforcement agencies from engaging in racial profiling (defined). Reports are required from each law enforcement agency in the state detailing all stops of drivers or pedestrians. Reports are sent to the Attorney General, who shall determine if the agency engaged in racial profiling. Such a determination will result in mandatory training. The Legislature must sanction agencies that refuse to comply by refusing to appropriate state money that might be used by the noncompliant law enforcement agency.First sponsor: Sen. Schapira  

 

S1071 Daily History  Date Action
 
RACIAL PROFILING; PROHIBITION; TRAINING 1/11 referred to Senate jud, border-fed-sov.

 

     
 
S1078: IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT; FEDERAL AGREEMENT
 

 

Before any law enforcement agency in the state uses resources to enforce federal immigration laws, it must enter into a written agreement with the U.S. Dept of Homeland Security to pay costs of the enforcement activities.First sponsor: Sen. Gallardo  

 

S1078 Daily History  Date Action
 
IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT; FEDERAL AGREEMENT 1/11 referred to Senate jud, border-fed-sov.

 

     
 
S1079: LAW ENFORCEMENT; SURVIVING SPOUSES; INSURANCE
 

 

The law stating that the surviving spouse of a law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty or who had died as a result of injuries suffered in the line of duty is entitled to receive health insurance payments from the officer’s employer is expanded to include a dependent of the law enforcement officer. The list of conditions that qualify the spouse (and now dependent) to receive health insurance payments from the officer’s employer is also expanded to include that the spouse or dependent is enrolled in the health insurance program offered by the retirement plan from which the person(s) is receiving benefits. Formerly, payments would be made only if the recipient was covered by the employer’s health insurance plan. Conditions are also added that will cause the payments to cease.First sponsor: Sen. L. Gray
Others: Sen. Aboud, Sen. Allen, Sen. Melvin, Sen. Nelson
 

 

S1079 Daily History  Date Action
 
LAW ENFORCEMENT; SURVIVING SPOUSES; INSURANCE 1/11 referred to Senate pub-hu ser.

 

     
 
S1082: DES; FINGERPRINTING; FINGER IMAGING
 

 

Beginning Jan. 1, 2013, personnel employed by a contractor or licensee of the Dept of Economic Security, whether paid or volunteer, who provide services directly to vulnerable adults must have a valid fingerprint clearance card on file. Also, regarding the finger imaging required of applicants for welfare, the department shall purge a person’s finger image 12 months after denying or terminating benefits to an individual.First sponsor: Sen. L. Gray  

 

S1082 Daily History  Date Action
 
DES; FINGERPRINTING; FINGER IMAGING 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.

 

     
 
S1084: CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS
 

 

Children riding in automobiles who are between five and eight years of age and who are not more than 4 foot 9 inches tall must be restrained in a child restraint system.First sponsor: Sen. L. Gray
Others: Sen. Melvin
 

 

S1084 Daily History  Date Action
 
CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS 1/11 referred to Senate nat res-trans, jud.

 

     
 
S1093: MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY; ENFORCEMENT
 

 

Language exempting from regulation motor vehicles carrying hazardous materials if the vehicle is “not required by the Department of Transportation to be marked or placarded” is changed to exempt only those vehicles carrying less than 1,000 pounds of hazardous material or less than 110 gallons of combustible liquid (as defined in federal statute). This bill restores language that applied before Laws 2008, Chapter 143.First sponsor: Sen. Biggs  

 

S1093 Daily History  Date Action
 
MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY; ENFORCEMENT 1/11 referred to Senate nat res-trans.

 

     
 
S1106: ASRS; DEFINITIONS; SERVICE CREDITS; MILITARY
 

 

ASRS members who were previously a member of another public employee retirement system and who receive or are eligible to receive a retirement benefit from that system are ineligible to receive retirement benefits from ASRS for the same period. Members who are performing qualified military service are not considered as having a severance from employment for all ASRS purposes. Also modifies one of the calculation options for “current annual compensation” for the purposes of determining retirement benefits.First sponsor: Sen. Yarbrough
Others: Sen. McComish
 

 

S1106 Daily History  Date Action
 
ASRS; DEFINITIONS; SERVICE CREDITS; MILITARY 1/27 passed Senate 27-0; ready for House.
ASRS; DEFINITIONS; SERVICE CREDITS; MILITARY 1/25 from Senate rules okay.
ASRS; DEFINITIONS; SERVICE CREDITS; MILITARY 1/24 to Senate consent calendar.
ASRS; DEFINITIONS; SERVICE CREDITS; MILITARY 1/20 from Senate fin do pass.
ASRS; DEFINITIONS; SERVICE CREDITS; MILITARY 1/12 referred to Senate fin.

 

     
 
S1107: RETIREMENT; ASRS; TRANSFERS; DISTRIBUTIONS
 

 

Various changes to statutes governing the ASRS, including modifying the process for the transfer of certain service credits. ASRS members receiving a lump sum payment are eligible for group health insurance and premium assistance, but are not eligible for benefit increases. Beginning January 1, 2008, a Roth IRA is added to the list of eligible retirement plans for a rollover distribution. Also, payments to an alternate payee revert to the ASRS member upon the alternate payee’s death.First sponsor: Sen. Yarbrough
Others: Sen. McComish
 

 

S1107 Daily History  Date Action
 
RETIREMENT; ASRS; TRANSFERS; DISTRIBUTIONS 1/27 passed Senate 27-0; ready for House.
RETIREMENT; ASRS; TRANSFERS; DISTRIBUTIONS 1/25 from Senate rules okay.
RETIREMENT; ASRS; TRANSFERS; DISTRIBUTIONS 1/24 to Senate consent calendar.
RETIREMENT; ASRS; TRANSFERS; DISTRIBUTIONS 1/20 from Senate fin do pass.
ASRS; TRANSFERS; DISTRIBUTIONS; DRO PAYMENTS 1/12 referred to Senate fin.

 

     
 
S1111: HANDHELD WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES; DRIVING
 

 

It is a civil offense for a person to use a handheld wireless communication device while driving a motor vehicle. The penalty for a first offense is $100; the penalty for a second offense is $250 plus community service; the penalty for a third offense is $500 plus community service. If the person was involved in an accident, and it is determined the cause of the accident is related to use of the device, the civil penalty is doubled.First sponsor: Sen. Pierce  

 

S1111 Daily History  Date Action
 
HANDHELD WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES; DRIVING 1/13 referred to Senate jud.

 

     
 
S1117: IMMIGRATION LEGISLATION CHALLENGES
 

 

Continues indefinitely the authorization for the governor to direct counsel other than the Attorney General to defend challenges to Laws 2010, Chapter 113 (SB1070) and later amendments to it. Previously, the authorization expired on Jan. 1, 2011. Also authorizes the speaker of the House of Representatives and the president of the Senate to direct counsel to initiate a legal proceeding or appear on behalf of their respective chambers or on behalf of the Legislature in any challenge in a state or federal court to SB1070. Retroactive to January 1, 2011. Emergency clause.First sponsor: Sen. Pearce
Others: Sen. Allen, Sen. Barto, Sen. Bundgaard, Sen. L. Gray, Sen. Klein, Sen. McComish, Sen. Melvin, Sen. Pierce, Sen. Reagan, Sen. Smith
 

 

S1117 Daily History  Date Action
 
IMMIGRATION LEGISLATION CHALLENGES 2/7 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 2/8 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 2/10 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 2/8 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.

 

     
 
S1182: TRAFFIC SCHOOL; DRIVER LICENSE SUSPENSION
 

 

The Dept of Transportation is prohibited from reinstating a suspended driver license until the person whose license is suspended successfully completes approved traffic survival school.First sponsor: Sen. Reagan  

 

S1182 Daily History  Date Action
 
TRAFFIC SCHOOL; DRIVER LICENSE SUSPENSION 1/20 referred to Senate nat res-trans.

 

     
 
S1202: DANGEROUS DRUGS; DEFINITION; SYNTHETIC
 

 

Makes various changes in the list of “dangerous drugs,” apparently to include synthetics (officially defined as optical, positional or geometric isomers). Emergency clause.First sponsor: Sen. L. Gray
Others: Rep. Brophy McGee, Rep. Burges, Rep. Crandell, Rep. Lesko, Rep. Meyer, Rep. R. Miranda, Rep. C. Miranda, Rep. Smith, Rep. Jim Weiers, Rep. Yee, Sen. Aboud, Sen. Allen, Sen. Barto, Sen. Klein, Sen. Murphy, Sen. Sinema, Sen. Yarbrough
 

 

S1202 Daily History  Date Action
 
DANGEROUS DRUGS; DEFINITION; SYNTHETIC 2/10 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 law enforcement officers who are employed at-will (defined) in an executive or managerial position.First sponsor: Sen. L. Gray  

 

S1233 Daily History  Date Action
 
PEACE OFFICERS; AT-WILL EMPLOYMENT 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 1/31 referred to Senate fin.

 

     
 
S1317: RETIREMENT; PSPRS; CORP; EORP; ADMINISTRATION
 

 

Various changes in statutes dealing with the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System, the Corrections Officers’ Retirement Plan and the Elected Officials’ Retirement Plan. Police and fire chiefs are specifically entitled to become members of PSPRS. Language that permitted a member of PSPRS who participated in the deferred retirement option plan (DROP) and who became disabled during the period of DROP participation to apply for disability benefits is deleted. The PSPRS Board is prohibited from making a retroactive pension payment to a person that is more than 90 days after the date of the person’s application for benefits. The time period within which CORP employers are required to forward members’ contributions is extended to 10 working days from 5 working days. Employers are subject to a daily penalty (calculated at 10% per annum) if contributions are not timely received.First sponsor: Sen. Yarbrough  

 

S1317 Daily History  Date Action
 
RETIREMENT; PSPRS; CORP; EORP; ADMINISTRATION 1/31 referred to Senate fin.

 

     
 
S1325: UNION DUES; POLITICAL PURPOSES
 

 

Labor unions may not use any part of union dues for political purposes (defined) unless each person paying dues is given the opportunity to designate the types of candidates, legislation, issues or political party that will be supported with that portion of dues being used for political purposes.First sponsor: Sen. Antenori
Others: Sen. Allen, Sen. Barto, Sen. Biggs, Sen. Bundgaard, Sen. Gould, Sen. L. Gray, Sen. Griffin, Sen. Klein, Sen. Melvin, Sen. Nelson, Sen. Shooter, Sen. Smith, Sen. Yarbrough
 

 

S1325 Daily History  Date Action
 
UNION DUES; POLITICAL PURPOSES 2/9 Senate gov ref held.
UNION DUES; POLITICAL PURPOSES 1/31 referred to Senate gov ref.

 

     
 
S1329: PUBLIC EMPLOYEES; LOBBYING; POLITICAL ACTIVITIES
 

 

A public employee paid in whole or in part from taxpayer monies is prohibited from engaging in political activity or lobbying a governmental entity during the employee’s hours of employment unless the person takes unpaid leave or uses vacation or compensatory time. Persons registered as authorized public lobbyists or as designated public lobbyists are exempt from the restriction against lobbying. Public entities are prohibited from using taxpayer monies to fund any part of a rally, protest or lobbying effort.First sponsor: Sen. Antenori
Others: Rep. Gowan, Rep. Montenegro, Rep. Stevens
 

 

S1329 Daily History  Date Action
 
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES; LOBBYING; POLITICAL ACTIVITIES 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 2/14 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 2/10 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.

 

     
 
S1340: RETIREMENT; DEFINED CONTRIBUTION SYSTEM
 

 

Creates an Arizona State Defined Contribution Retirement System (DC System). Beginning January 1, 2012, the DC System is the single retirement program for all new employees, and those employees are ineligible for membership in ASRS. Establishes provisions regulating the DC system, including powers and duties of a DC System Board, employee and employer contributions, retirement age, amount of annuity payments, and termination of membership.First sponsor: Sen. Antenori  

 

S1340 Daily History  Date Action
 
RETIREMENT; DEFINED CONTRIBUTION SYSTEM 1/31 referred to Senate fin.

 

     
 
S1342: BORDER SECURITY; ARIZONA RANGERS
 

 

The Arizona Rangers are authorized to engage in border security activities in accordance with a proclamation by the Governor, and to enter into mutual assistance and support agreements pertaining to border security activities with law enforcement agencies.First sponsor: Sen. Antenori
Others: Sen. Shooter
 

 

S1342 Daily History  Date Action
 
BORDER SECURITY; ARIZONA RANGERS 2/10 Senate border-fed-sov held.
BORDER SECURITY; ARIZONA RANGERS 1/31 referred to Senate border-fed-sov.

 

     
 
S1350: PUBLIC EMPLOYEES; POLITICAL ACTIVITIES
 

 

Transfers the statute prohibiting state employees from certain political activities from Title 41 (state government) to Title 38 (public officers & employees) and defines “employees” to include those employed by the state or any political subdivision. Exception provided for elected officials. Also, public employees are no longer allowed — even in off-duty hours — to solicit or encourage contributions to be made directly to candidates or campaign committees contributing to candidates or advocating the election or defeat of candidates.First sponsor: Sen. Antenori
Others: Sen. Allen, Sen. Barto, Sen. Crandall, Sen. Gould, Sen. Klein, Sen. Melvin, Sen. Shooter, Sen. Smith, Sen. Yarbrough
 

 

S1350 Daily History  Date Action
 
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES; POLITICAL ACTIVITIES 1/31 referred to Senate gov ref.

 

     
 
S1351: UNINSURED VEHICLES; COLLISION DAMAGES; IMPOUNDMENT
 

 

Peace officers are required to immobilize or impound a vehicle if a person is driving the vehicle without motor vehicle insurance. If a vehicle impounded for this reason and vehicle ownership is transferred, the person possessing the vehicle must pay 50% of all monies received from the transfer of ownership to the Dept of Transportation, to be deposited in the Highway Patrol Fund. Motor vehicle owners cannot bring an action to recover collision damages if the vehicle was uninsured.First sponsor: Sen. Antenori
Others: Rep. Gowan, Rep. Montenegro, Rep. Stevens, Rep. Vogt, Sen. L. Gray, Sen. Klein, Sen. Melvin, Sen. Reagan, Sen. Shooter, Sen. Smith, Sen. Yarbrough
 

 

S1351 Daily History  Date Action
 
UNINSURED VEHICLES; COLLISION DAMAGES; IMPOUNDMENT 1/31 referred to Senate nat res-trans, appro.

 

     
 
S1352: PHOTO RADAR PROHIBITION
 

 

Local authorities and state agencies are prohibited from using photo enforcement systems to identify violators of traffic signals and speed restrictions. Statutes governing the use of photo enforcement systems are repealed.First sponsor: Sen. Antenori
Others: Rep. Burges, Rep. Gowan, Rep. Kavanagh, Rep. Mesnard, Rep. Montenegro, Rep. Smith, Rep. Stevens, Rep. Ugenti, Sen. Biggs, Sen. Gould, Sen. Klein
 

 

S1352 Daily History  Date Action
 
PHOTO RADAR PROHIBITION 1/31 referred to Senate gov ref.

 

     
 
S1353: MOVING VIOLATIONS; ASSESSMENT; ENFORCEMENT; EQUIPMENT
 

 

Levies an additional assessment of $10 on every civil penalty or fine resulting from a citation for a civil traffic violation, a misdemeanor, or a violation of any local ordinance relating to the stopping, standing, or operation of a vehicle. Half of the assessment is deposited in the Public Safety Equipment Fund, and the other half is transmitted to the law enforcement agency that issued the citation. Repeals the state photo enforcement system and related statutes. Monies received by the Fund beyond the first $1.2 million per FY are no longer deposited in the general fund.First sponsor: Sen. Antenori
Others: Rep. Gowan, Rep. Judd
 

 

S1353 Daily History  Date Action
 
MOVING VIOLATIONS; ASSESSMENT; ENFORCEMENT; EQUIPMENT 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 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 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 1/31 referred to Senate jud.

 

     
 
S1369: VEHICLE RIGHT-OF-WAY; SLOWER VEHICLES; YIELD
 

 

On a divided highway with a speed limit of at least 55 mph, if a person is driving in the left lane and another vehicle approaches from behind and flashes its headlights, the person must move into the adjacent right lane within 60 seconds. A violation is a civil traffic violation, and civil penalties must be deposited in the Public Safety Equipment Fund.First sponsor: Sen. Antenori  

 

S1369 Daily History  Date Action
 
VEHICLE RIGHT-OF-WAY; SLOWER VEHICLES; YIELD 1/31 referred to Senate nat res-trans.

 

     
 
S1377: TECH CORRECTION; STATE EMPLOYEES; RECOGNITION
 

 

Minor change in Title 41 (state government) pertaining to state employee recognition. Apparent striker bus.First sponsor: Sen. Antenori  

 

S1377 Daily History  Date Action
 
TECH CORRECTION; STATE EMPLOYEES; RECOGNITION 2/10 further referred to Senate pub-hu ser.
TECH CORRECTION; STATE EMPLOYEES; RECOGNITION 1/31 referred to Senate rules only.

 

     
 
S1378: TECH CORRECTION; STATE PERSONNEL
 

 

Minor change in Title 41 (state government) pertaining to state personnel administration. Apparent striker bus.First sponsor: Sen. Antenori  

 

S1378 Daily History  Date Action
 
TECH CORRECTION; STATE PERSONNEL 1/31 referred to Senate rules only.

 

     
 
S1398: PHOTO ENFORCEMENT; DPS EQUIPMENT FUND
 

 

In FY2011-2012, 40% of monies remaining in the Photo Enforcement Fund after paying all expenses, up to $7 million, is deposited in the Public Safety Equipment Fund. Session law only; does not amend statute.First sponsor: Sen. Antenori  

 

S1398 Daily History  Date Action
 
PHOTO ENFORCEMENT; DPS EQUIPMENT FUND 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 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 2/1 referred to Senate nat res-trans.

 

     
 
S1431: ADOT OMNIBUS
 

 

Various changes in statutes related to the Dept of Transportation (ADOT), including authorizing the director to obtain criminal history and consumer report information for job applicants; eliminating the Dept’s authority to regulate lighting devices and safety glass, and requiring lights and glass to comply with federal safety standards; eliminating provisional licenses for dealers, automotive recyclers, and authorized third parties; and requiring applicants for various types of transportation-related business licenses to provide a general fingerprint authorization card to the Dept. Repeals statutes regulating title service companies effective April 1, 2012.First sponsor: Sen. Nelson  

 

S1431 Daily History  Date Action
 
ADOT OMNIBUS 2/1 referred to Senate nat res-trans.

 

     
 
S1459: LAW ENFORCEMENT; CRIMES; REPORTING
 

 

All law enforcement agencies are required to post on their websites the number of crimes reported within their jurisdictions that are required to be reported to the FBI. These statistics must be maintained on the website for at least five consecutive years. County attorneys are required to report annually on the website the number of cases that were referred to the county attorney for prosecution by each law enforcement agency in that county.First sponsor: Sen. Sinema
Others: Sen. Gallardo, Sen. Landrum Taylor, Sen. Meza
 

 

S1459 Daily History  Date Action
 
LAW ENFORCEMENT; CRIMES; REPORTING 2/1 referred to Senate jud.

 

     
 
S1479: TECH CORRECTION; EVIDENCE; MEDICAL MALPRACTICE
 

 

Minor change in Title 12 (courts) relating to evidence in medical malpractice actions. Apparent striker bus.First sponsor: Sen. Gould  

 

S1479 Daily History  Date Action
 
TECH CORRECTION; EVIDENCE; MEDICAL MALPRACTICE 2/1 referred to Senate rules only.

 

     
 
S1520: AZ BACKGROUND CLEARANCE CARD
 

 

Creates an Arizona background clearance card (Card) and requires applicants for various licenses and positions to obtain a Card from an authorized investigative provider licensed by the Department of Administration. In some instances, the Card replaces the requirement for a fingerprint clearance card, and in other instances, it is another option in addition to the fingerprint card. The licenses and positions include those related to CPS and foster care, teachers and other school district personnel, child care providers, and various professional and health care licensees. Beginning January 1, 2012, the Dept of Public Safety is required to provide, without cost, authorized investigative providers with the arrest records of individuals arrested in Arizona for the purpose of the Card investigation. The DPS fingerprinting division is eliminated, and its duties are transferred to authorized investigative providers. The name of the Board of Fingerprinting is changed to the Board of Arizona Background Clearance Cards. Card applicants must apply directly with an authorized investigative provider and must pay for the cost of the investigation. More. Due to a potential increase in state revenue, this bill requires the affirmative vote of 2/3 of each house of the Legislature for passage.First sponsor: Sen. Crandall  

 

S1520 Daily History  Date Action
 
AZ BACKGROUND CLEARANCE CARD 2/2 referred to Senate pub-hu ser.

 

     
 
S1538: DRIVING; HANDHELD WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES
 

 

It is a civil traffic violation for a person to use a handheld wireless communication device to write, send or read a written message while driving a motor vehicle. Some exceptions. The civil penalty for an offense is $50, unless the person was involved in an accident, in which case the civil penalty is $200.First sponsor: Sen. Melvin
Others: Sen. Shooter
 

 

S1538 Daily History  Date Action
 
DRIVING; HANDHELD WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES 2/9 withdrawn from Senate jud and referred to nat res-trans.
DRIVING; HANDHELD WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES 2/2 referred to Senate jud.

 

     
 
S1555: GOVT EMPLOYEES; UNION DUES; WITHHOLDING
 

 

The state, counties, municipalities, school districts and other political subdivisions are prohibited from withholding or diverting any portion of employee wages to pay for labor organization dues.First sponsor: Sen. Murphy
Others: Rep. Crandell, Rep. Forese, Rep. Harper, Rep. Lesko, Rep. Mesnard, Rep. Montenegro, Rep. Smith, Sen. Allen, Sen. Barto, Sen. Biggs, Sen. Bundgaard, Sen. Gould, Sen. Griffin, Sen. Klein, Sen. Melvin, Sen. Pearce, Sen. Yarbrough
 

 

S1555 Daily History  Date Action
 
GOVT EMPLOYEES; UNION DUES; WITHHOLDING 2/2 referred to Senate gov ref.

 

     
 
S1561: LEGISLATIVE APPROPS; FEDERAL MONIES
 

 

The Legislature retains authority to appropriate all noncustodial federal monies, defined as either block grants or general revenue sharing money over which the state has broad authority to make spending decisions.First sponsor: Sen. Murphy
Others: Rep. Burges, Sen. Klein, Sen. Smith
 

 

S1561 Daily History  Date Action
 
LEGISLATIVE APPROPS; FEDERAL MONIES 2/2 referred to Senate appro.

 

     
 
S1562: PUBLIC EMPLOYEES; COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
 

 

Public employees may form, join and participate in, or refrain from forming, joining or participating in unions. A three-member Public Employee Labor Relations Board is formed to certify or decertify union representation and to hear complaints of prohibited practices. Local public employee labor relations boards are also authorized. State employees are forbidden from engaging in or encouraging a strike, and public employers cannot engage in an employee lockout. The Board terminates on July 1, 2021.First sponsor: Sen. Gallardo
Others: Rep. Gonzales, Rep. R. Miranda, Rep. Tovar
 

 

S1562 Daily History  Date Action
 
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES; COLLECTIVE BARGAINING 2/2 referred to Senate jud.

 

     
 
S1563: STATE EMPLOYEES; MEET & CONFER
 

 

State agencies and departments are recognized as the sole and exclusive authority with respect to determining the manner in which that entity’s activities are conducted and administered. Department employees cannot engage in a sickout, work slowdown or strike. The recognized employee organization and any state department shall meet and confer on a regular basis, at least once every 2 years, to discuss employment conditions. If an agreement is reached, it must be submitted to the governor for consideration, and the final decision by the governor is binding.First sponsor: Sen. Gallardo
Others: Rep. R. Miranda, Rep. Tovar
 

 

S1563 Daily History  Date Action
 
STATE EMPLOYEES; MEET & CONFER 2/2 referred to Senate jud.

 

     
 
S1564: LABOR UNIONS; NONUNION EMPLOYEES: REPRESENTATION
 

 

If an employee works at an entity where there is a union but is not a member of the union, the contract may make the employee liable for the costs of union representation at any grievance process initiated by the employee. The amount of liability cannot exceed the amount that would have been paid in dues to the union during the period of the most recent contract.First sponsor: Sen. Gallardo
Others: Rep. R. Miranda, Rep. Tovar
 

 

S1564 Daily History  Date Action
 
LABOR UNIONS; NONUNION EMPLOYEES: REPRESENTATION 2/2 referred to Senate jud.

 

     
 
S1579: TECH CORRECTION; VEHICLE ACCIDENT REPORT
 

 

Minor change in Title 28 (transportation) pertaining to accidents. Apparent striker bus.First sponsor: Sen. Murphy  

 

S1579 Daily History  Date Action
 
TECH CORRECTION; VEHICLE ACCIDENT REPORT 2/2 referred to Senate rules only.

 

     
 
S1584: DPS HEALTH CARE TRUST
 

 

The Department of Public Safety is authorized to establish health and accident insurance coverage for its employees separate from the coverage administered by the Dept of Administration. Self-repeals on July 1, 2021.First sponsor: Sen. Nelson  

 

S1584 Daily History  Date Action
 
DPS HEALTH CARE TRUST 2/2 referred to Senate bank-ins.

 

     
 
S1586: FIREARMS; BACKGROUND CHECKS; GUN SHOWS
 

 

Requires a background check be conducted before the sale or transfer of a firearm at a gun show. A violation is subject to a fine of up to $10,000.First sponsor: Sen. Gallardo  

 

S1586 Daily History  Date Action
 
FIREARMS; BACKGROUND CHECKS; GUN SHOWS 2/2 referred to Senate jud.

 

     
 
S1589: AUTHORIZED THIRD PARTIES; ADOT
 

 

The Dept of Transportation is required, rather than permitted, to authorize third parties to perform all title and registration, motor carrier licensing and tax reporting, dealer licensing and driver license functions, instead of only certain functions. The director of the department is required to establish minimum standards of service and a quality assurance program for authorized third parties.First sponsor: Sen. Griffin
Others: Sen. Pearce, Sen. Shooter
 

 

S1589 Daily History  Date Action
 
AUTHORIZED THIRD PARTIES; ADOT 2/10 withdrawn from Senate nat res-trans and referred to appro.
AUTHORIZED THIRD PARTIES; ADOT 2/2 referred to Senate nat res-trans.

 

     
 
SCR1028: PAYCHECK DEDUCTIONS; POLITICAL PURPOSES; REQUIREMENT
 

 

The 2012 general election ballot is to carry the question of whether to amend the state Constitution to prohibit an employer from making deductions from an employee’s paycheck for political purposes (defined) without the express written permission of the employee.First sponsor: Sen. Antenori
Others: Rep. Ash, Rep. Barton, Rep. Brophy McGee, Rep. Burges, Rep. Court, Rep. Farnsworth, Rep. Fillmore, Rep. Forese, Rep. Gowan, Rep. R. Gray, Rep. Harper, Rep. Judd, Rep. Lesko, Rep. McLain, Rep. Mesnard, Rep. Montenegro, Rep. Olson, Rep. Pratt, Rep. Proud, Rep. Reeve, Rep. Seel, Rep. Smith, Rep. Stevens, Rep. Ugenti, Rep. Vogt, Rep. Williams, Rep. Yee, Sen. Allen, Sen. Barto, Sen. Biggs, Sen. Bundgaard, Sen. Driggs, Sen. Gould, Sen. Griffin, Sen. Klein, Sen. McComish, Sen. Melvin, Sen. Murphy, Sen. Pierce, Sen. Reagan, Sen. Shooter, Sen. Smith, Sen. Yarbrough
 

 

SCR1028 Daily History  Date Action
 
PAYCHECK DEDUCTIONS; POLITICAL PURPOSES; REQUIREMENT 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 1/31 referred to Senate gov ref.

 

     
 

 

 

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