Posted Calendars and Committee Hearings

H2111: WORKERS’ COMP; DRUGS AND ALCOHOL
Hearing:House com (Wed 1/25 at 9am, House Rm. 5)

H2174: PHOTO ENFORCEMENT; SIGNAGE
Hearing:House trans (Thu 1/26 at 9am, House Rm. 3)

H2229: PEACE OFFICERS MEMORIAL BOARD; COMPOSITION
Hearing:House gov ref (Wed 1/25 at 1:30pm, House Rm. 3)

H2615: SCHOOL CROSSINGS; TRAFFIC VIOLATION
Hearing:House trans (Thu 1/26 at 9am, House Rm. 3)

H2661: STATE EMPLOYEES; PAY INCREASE
Calendar:1/23 House COW #2

S1125: DPS; CRIMINAL JUSTICE INFORMATION
Hearing:Senate Rules (1/23, 2nd Flr. Caucus Rm.)
Calendar:1/24 Senate Caucus

S1139: DPS; OFFICER ORGANIZATIONS
Hearing:Senate Rules (1/23, 2nd Flr. Caucus Rm.)
Calendar:1/24 Senate Caucus

S1146: PHOTO RADAR; CONTROLLED ACCESS HIGHWAYS
Hearing:Senate trans (Tue 1/24 at 1:30pm, Senate Rm. 1)

S1166: STOPPING VEHICLES ON HIGHWAYS
Hearing:Senate trans (Tue 1/24 at 1:30pm, Senate Rm. 1)

S1168: ASRS; FEDERAL CONFORMING CHANGES
Hearing:Senate Rules (1/23, 2nd Flr. Caucus Rm.)
Calendar:1/24 Senate Caucus

S1169: ASRS; LTD PROGRAM; OFFSETS
Hearing:Senate Rules (1/23, 2nd Flr. Caucus Rm.)
Calendar:1/24 Senate Caucus

S1202: STATE EMPLOYEES; PAY INCREASE
Hearing:Senate Rules (1/23, 2nd Flr. Caucus Rm.)
Proposed amendment #PA0046 has been posted.

S1222: PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYER ORGANIZATIONS
Hearing:Senate com-econ (Wed 1/25 at 9am, Senate Rm. 1)

H2053: REMOVAL OF VEHICLES; TERRORIST THREAT

List of reasons allowing police to remove an unattended car from a right-of-way is expanded to include if the vehicle was abandoned near a government facility and the law enforcement officer believes the vehicle poses “a terrorist threat.”
First sponsor: Rep. Nelson. Others: Rep. Garcia.
H2053 Daily History  Date  Action
REMOVAL OF VEHICLES; TERRORIST THREAT  1/11  from House county-muni do pass.
REMOVAL OF VEHICLES; TERRORIST THREAT  1/10  House county-muni do pass; report awaited.
REMOVAL OF VEHICLES; TERRORIST THREAT  1/9  referred to House county-muni, jud.

H2071: PEACE OFFICERS; DUTY; IMMIGRATION STATUS

A peace officer “has a duty” to question a person being lawfully detained about the person’s immigration status. Further, no state or local political jurisdiction may prohibit a peace officer from interrogating suspects about their immigration status.
First sponsor: Rep. Gray. Others: Rep. Nelson.
H2071 Daily History  Date  Action
PEACE OFFICERS; DUTY; IMMIGRATION STATUS  1/10  referred to House jud.

H2072: IMMUNITY; IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT

The list of actions for which qualified immunity is granted to public entities and public employees is expanded to include enforcement of immigration laws, the detention or arrest of a person for violation of immigration laws and interrogation of any person regarding the person’s immigration status.
First sponsor: Rep. Gray. Others: Rep. Nelson.
H2072 Daily History  Date  Action
IMMUNITY; IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT  1/10  referred to House jud.

H2073: ILLEGAL ALIENS; PROHIBITED POSSESSORS

Firearms laws are amended to add illegal aliens to the list of “prohibited possessors.”
First sponsor: Rep. Gray. Others: Rep. Murphy, Nelson, Pearce, Sen. Martin.
H2073 Daily History  Date  Action
ILLEGAL ALIENS; PROHIBITED POSSESSORS  1/19  referred to House fed mandate-property.

H2074: WEAPONS PERMIT; CONCEALED CARRY, RENEWAL

The requirement that a person renewing a concealed carry permit must submit evidence of completion of an approved two-hour refresher course in firearms safety is deleted.
First sponsor: Rep. Gray. Others: Rep. Nelson, Pearce, Smith, Sen. Harper, Johnson, Martin.
H2074 Daily History  Date  Action
WEAPONS PERMIT; CONCEALED CARRY, RENEWAL  1/12  from House jud do pass.
WEAPONS PERMIT; CONCEALED CARRY, RENEWAL  1/10  referred to House jud.

H2075: CONCEALED WEAPONS; DEFENSE TO PROSECUTION

Statute that defines misconduct involving weapons as carrying a concealed deadly weapon on the person or in a vehicle is amended to state that the person must also have the intent to commit a “serious offense” or “violent crime.”
First sponsor: Rep. Gray. Others: Rep. Nelson.
H2075 Daily History  Date  Action
CONCEALED WEAPONS; DEFENSE TO PROSECUTION  1/10  referred to House jud.

H2076: WEAPONS; CHECKED AT THE DOOR

If an event or establishment does not permit patrons to enter carrying deadly weapons and requires weapons to be checked at the door, the storage for such weapons must be “readily accessible on entry” and allow for the “immediate retrieval” of the weapon on exit.
First sponsor: Rep. Gray. Others: Rep. Gorman, Murphy, Nelson, Smith, Sen. Harper, Johnson.
H2076 Daily History  Date  Action
WEAPONS; CHECKED AT THE DOOR  1/10  referred to House jud.

H2077: CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMITS; SAFETY COURSE

The requirement that an applicant for a concealed weapons permit must complete a firearms safety course approved by the Dept of Public Safety is rewritten to state that the course may be either DPS-approved or taught by an NRA-certified instructor. The course is not required of someone who holds a valid concealed weapons permit from a state with which Arizona has a reciprocity agreement. The maximum fee DPS may charge for a renewal of a concealed weapons permit is set at $65 (Currently, the fee is set by the director of the DPS.)
First sponsor: Rep. Gray. Others: Rep. Murphy, Nelson, Pearce, Smith, Sen. Harper, Johnson, Martin.
H2077 Daily History  Date  Action
CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMITS; SAFETY COURSE  1/10  referred to House jud.

H2099: CELLULAR TELEPHONES; USE WHILE DRIVING

Beginning Feb 1, 2007, it is illegal to engage in a call on a cellular phone while driving a motor vehicle unless the driver is using a hands-free device. Violators may be cited for a nonmoving civil traffic violation and liable for a $50 fine. The fine increases to $200 if the person is involved in an accident. A one month warning period is provided beginning Jan 1, 2007.
First sponsor: Rep. Prezelski. Others: Rep. Gallardo, Garcia, Lopez, Meza, Sinema.
H2099 Daily History  Date  Action
CELLULAR TELEPHONES; USE WHILE DRIVING  1/11  referred to House trans, jud, com.

H2101: ASRS; TERMINATED EMPLOYEES; CONTRIBUTIONS

Any new hire within the Arizona State Retirement System whose employment is terminated may elect only to receive a return of the member’s retirement contributions. The compound interest accrued on contributions for both current and new employees is calculated with a rate determined by the board.
First sponsor: Rep. McClure. Others: Rep. Burton Cahill.
H2101 Daily History  Date  Action
ASRS; TERMINATED EMPLOYEES; CONTRIBUTIONS  1/11  referred to House pub-ret, appro B.

H2104: ASRS; RETIREE HEALTH CARE

The list of eligibile AHCCCS recipients is expanded to include retired state employees.
First sponsor: Rep. McClure. Others: Rep. Burton Cahill.
H2104 Daily History  Date  Action
ASRS; RETIREE HEALTH CARE  1/17  referred to House hel, appro B.

H2111: WORKERS’ COMP; DRUGS AND ALCOHOL

Statutory provision stating an employee is not eligible for workers comp if the accident resulted from the employee’s use of alcohol or controlled substance is deleted. (The statute was declared unconstitutional last year.) If the employer of an injured worker had not established and implemented a drug testing procedure at the time of the accident, the employer has the burden of proof that the employee’s use of drugs or alcohol was a “substantial contributing cause” of the accident. Enactmnet conditional on voter passage of a constitutional amendment authorizing the Legislature to limit or deny workers comp claims because the worker was impaired due to alcohol or illegal drugs.
First sponsor: Rep. McComish. Others: Rep. Reagan, Robson, Sen. Leff.
H2111 Daily History  Date  Action
WORKERS’ COMP; DRUGS AND ALCOHOL  1/11  referred to House com.

H2174: PHOTO ENFORCEMENT; SIGNAGE

Every local authority or agency using a photo radar system is required to adopt standards indicating the beginning and end of the zone, with signs warning drivers that they are approaching a zone 1,000 feet, 500 feet and 200 feet before entering the zone.
First sponsor: Rep. Robson. Others: Rep. Gorman.
H2174 Daily History  Date  Action
PHOTO ENFORCEMENT; SIGNAGE  1/17  referred to House trans.

H2180: AUTOMATED PHOTO ENFORCEMENT

The director of DPS and the Department of Transportation are required to review a request from a local authority to install photo radar, and shall not approve such a system unless several provisions are met. The grant approval, the two directors must conclude that currently reasonable alternations in the existing speed limit, signage, enforcement strategy, and number of officers patrolling the area are not sufficient or timely enough to ensure public safety by reducing the number of traffic violations in the area.
First sponsor: Rep. Biggs. Others: Rep. Allen, Gorman, Groe, Murphy, Quelland, Yarbrough.
H2180 Daily History  Date  Action
AUTOMATED PHOTO ENFORCEMENT  1/17  referred to House trans.

H2229: PEACE OFFICERS MEMORIAL BOARD; COMPOSITION

Two members are added to the peace officers memorial board: the director of the Department of Corrections and the executive director of the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission, bringing total membership to nine. Membership shall include two family members of peace officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.
Sponsor: Rep. Konopnicki.
H2229 Daily History  Date  Action
PEACE OFFICERS MEMORIAL BOARD; COMPOSITION  1/17  referred to House gov ref.

H2231: STATE EMPLOYEES; ANNUAL LEAVE TRANSFERS

Accumulated annual leave may be transferred to an employee who is seriously incapacitated caused by pregnancy or childbirth. The person who receives tranferred leave is allowed to be absent for six consecutive months or if the leave is intermittent, up to 1,040 hours per occurance.
Sponsor: Rep. Konopnicki.
H2231 Daily History  Date  Action
STATE EMPLOYEES; ANNUAL LEAVE TRANSFERS  1/19  referred to House gov ref.

H2234: OVERTIME COMPENSATION; LAW ENFORCEMENT

The county sheriff or governing body of a city or town may establish alternate work periods in accordance with federal law to determine overtime compensation for a person engaged in law enforcement activities.
First sponsor: Rep. Konopnicki. Others: Sen. Flake, Huppenthal.
Committee reference awaited.

H2235: SPEED LIMITS; PRIMITIVE ROADS

A speed in excess of 45 mph on unpaved roads in unincorporated areas is considered unreasonable. However the board of supervisors or the governing body of a city or town may establish speed limits for primitive or unpaved roads within their jurisdiction.
Sponsor: Rep. Konopnicki.
H2235 Daily History  Date  Action
SPEED LIMITS; PRIMITIVE ROADS  1/17  referred to House trans.

H2251: PHOTO ENFORCEMENT; HIGHWAYS; HIGHWAY FUND

All money collected by a local authority from the use of a photo enforcement system on state highways or interstates is to be transmited to the state treasurer for deposit in the state highway fund. Retroactive to December 31, 2005.
First sponsor: Rep. Gorman. Others: Rep. Allen, Biggs, Burges, Groe, Knaperek, Murphy, Pearce, Pierce, Quelland, Robson, Rosati, Stump, Sen. Martin.
H2251 Daily History  Date  Action
PHOTO ENFORCEMENT; HIGHWAYS; HIGHWAY FUND  1/19  referred to House trans, appro P.

H2274: APPROPRIATION; LAW OFFICERS TRAINING CENTER

In FY 2006-07 an appropriation of $2 million is made from the state general fund to the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board for the completion of construction of the regional law officers training center in Pinal county.
First sponsor: Rep. Chase. Others: Rep. Landrum Taylor, McClure.
H2274 Daily History  Date  Action
APPROPRIATION; LAW OFFICERS TRAINING CENTER  1/19  referred to House appro P.

H2298: BORDER AREA RESERVES

The director of the Department of Public Safety is charged with the creation of a volunteer organization known as the “Border Area Reserves” headed by an appointed full-time certified peace officer. Members are to have lived in the state for at least one year. The organization is responsible for duties such as assisting in search and rescue missions in isolated border regions, patrolling and surveillance of the border and protecting public and private property from illegal trespassing and abuse.
First sponsor: Rep. Barnes. Others: Rep. Allen, Anderson, Biggs, Boone, Burges, Chase, Groe, Knaperek, Mason, McComish, McLain, Murphy, Nichols, Paton, Pierce, Quelland, Reagan, Robson, Rosati, Smith, Stump, Jim Weiers, Jerry Weiers, Yarbrough.
H2298 Daily History  Date  Action
BORDER AREA RESERVES  1/19  referred to House fed mandate-property.

H2299: CRIME VICTIMS; POLICE REPORTS

A crime victim or an immediate family member of a victim who is killed or incapaciatated has the right to receive one free copy of the police report from the investigating law enforcement agency.
First sponsor: Rep. Garcia. Others: Rep. Alvarez, Anderson, Brown, Cajero Bedford, Gallardo, Lopez, Lujan, McCune-Davis, Rios, Tom, Jerry Weiers.
H2299 Daily History  Date  Action
CRIME VICTIMS; POLICE REPORTS  1/19  referred to House jud.

H2300: CELLULAR TELEPHONES; MINORS; DRIVING USE

A minor can not operate a motor vehicle on a highway while using a cellular telephone without the aid of a hands free device. Exemptions include the reporting of reckless or negligent behavior and communication with emergency personnel, hospital, physician’s office or health clinic. Violators are punishable by fines of $50 if not involved in a traffic accident and $200 if involved in an accident. Effective date is January 31, 2007.
First sponsor: Rep. Garcia. Others: Rep. Alvarez, Brown, Cajero Bedford, Gallardo, Lopez, Lujan, Prezelski, Tom.
H2300 Daily History  Date  Action
CELLULAR TELEPHONES; MINORS; DRIVING USE  1/17  referred to House trans, jud, com.

H2335: ASRS; RETURN TO WORK REQUIREMENT

Bill amends Sec. 38-766.01 which permits a retired member of the Arizona State Retirement System to return to work and still be eligible to receive retirement benefits when a series of conditions are met, by changing the time period following end of employment from twelve months to thirteen months.
Sponsor: Rep. McClure.
Committee reference awaited.

H2336: PSPRS; COMPENSATION; OFF-DUTY PAY

Bill amends Title 38 relating to the Arizona Public Safety Retirement System providing off-duty pay when approved by the employer through the employer’s payroll system. The amounts of compensation prescribed by sections B and C shall be contributed from off-duty pay only if the employee agrees that both the employer and employee contributions be deducted from the off-duty pay.
Sponsor: Rep. McClure.
H2336 Daily History  Date  Action
PSPRS; COMPENSATION; OFF-DUTY PAY  1/17  referred to House pub-ret, appro P.

H2339: DPS; DIRECTOR; INDUSTRIAL INJURY LEAVE

Bill amends Title 41-1713, relating to the powers and duties of the Director of the Arizona Department of Public Safety, offering minor statutory cleanup changes to existing language within the current form of its three pages.
First sponsor: Rep. McClure. Others: Rep. Boone, Konopnicki, Lopez, O’Halleran.
Committee reference awaited.

H2356: AGGRAVATED DUI

Various changes to DUI statutes, including persons under a court order to have an ignition interlock device installed on their vehicle are liable for arrest under aggravated DUI charges if they either refuse to take a sobriety test or if they are apprehended driving under the influence.
Sponsor: Rep. Farnsworth.
H2356 Daily History  Date  Action
AGGRAVATED DUI  1/19  referred to House jud.

H2393: DPS; ARIZONA RANGERS

Department of Public Safety may utilize the Arizona Rangers to assist in the enforcement of immigration laws.
First sponsor: Rep. Pearce. Others: Sen. Harper.
H2393 Daily History  Date  Action
DPS; ARIZONA RANGERS  1/19  referred to House fed mandate-property, appro P.

H2417: STATE SALARY ADJUSTMENT; APPROPRIATION

An appropriation of $215.7 million in the fiscal 06-07 budget to provide a 9.5% salary increase for state employees.
First sponsor: Rep. Lopes. Others: Rep. Downing.
H2417 Daily History  Date  Action
STATE SALARY ADJUSTMENT; APPROPRIATION  1/19  referred to House appro B, appro P.

H2464: APPROPRIATION; DPS DRUG ENFORCEMENT UNIT

An appropriation with a blank amount is made to DPS in fiscal 2007 for the establishment of a border drug enforcement unit.
First sponsor: Rep. O’Halleran. Others: Rep. Chase, Hershberger, Jones, Konopnicki, Mason, McLain.
H2464 Daily History  Date  Action
APPROPRIATION; DPS DRUG ENFORCEMENT UNIT  1/19  referred to House fed mandate-property, appro P.

H2476: STATE RETIREES; HEALTH INSURANCE PAYMENTS

A provision is deleted from 38-651.01 that states public funds shall not be expended to pay the insurance premium for a retired state employee except as authorized from a state retirement plan.
First sponsor: Rep. Konopnicki. Others: Rep. Mason, McLain, Reagan.
Committee reference awaited.

H2615: SCHOOL CROSSINGS; TRAFFIC VIOLATION

A person found responisble for a civil traffic violation in a school crossing is subject to a civil penalty. The penalty is doubled if the violation occurs during school hours or while children are going to or leaving school.
First sponsor: Rep. Nelson. Others: Rep. Biggs, Konopnicki, McClure, McLain, Paton, Reagan, Sen. Aguirre, Gray, Verschoor.
Committee reference awaited.

H2616: FALLEN POLICE OFFICERS; SPECIAL PLATES

If the Dept of Motor Vehicles receives a targeted $32,000 donation by the end of this year, it shall issue Families of Fallen Police Officers special license plates. Of the $25 annual fee, $17 goes to a fund administered by the director of the Dept of Transportation used for helping in th healing of family survivors of police officers who died in the line of duty.
First sponsor: Rep. Nelson. Others: Rep. Jones, Konopnicki, McClure, Meza, Stump, Sen. Aguirre.
Committee reference awaited.

H2642: TRANSPORTING MINOR PASSENGERS IN TRUCKS

With some exceptions, persons under 18 cannot ride in the cargo bed of pickup trucks.
First sponsor: Rep. Jerry Weiers. Others: Rep. Aguirre, Allen, Alvarez, Barnes, Boone, Brown, Burges, Burton Cahill, Cajero Bedford, Chase, Downing, Gallardo, Garcia, Hershberger, Huffman, Jones, Kirkpatrick, Knaperek, Landrum Taylor, Lopes, Lujan, Mason, McClure, McLain, Meza, Murphy, Nelson, O’Halleran, Paton, Prezelski, Quelland, Sinema, Smith, Stump, Tom, Tully, Yarbrough.
Committee reference awaited.

H2661: STATE EMPLOYEES; PAY INCREASE

A Legislative Intent section states that state employees be granted a 6% pay increase consisting of a lump-sum amount of $750, a 1.75% increase in base salary and 2.5% in performance pay. Each agency must establish a list of performance measures designed to result in cost reductions, increased productivity and/or improved quality. For meeting or exceeding the performance measures, performance pay may be granted to the entire unit, a department, division, unit or individual. List of duties of the Performance Based Incentives Program Oversight Committee is expanded by adding a review of performance measures submitted by agency heads and monitoring the effectiveness of agencies in meeting the goals. An appropriation of $55,944,000 in current fiscal year and $159,839,700 in fiscal 06-07, approximately 73% of which shall come from the general fund and the remainder from other appropriated funds. Retroactive to July 1, 2006. Emergency clause.
First sponsor: Rep. Konopnicki. Others: Rep. Anderson, Barnes, Boone, Knaperek, McComish, Murphy, Nichols, Pearce, Pierce, Quelland, Robson, Smith, Jim Weiers, Jerry Weiers, Yarbrough, Sen. Bennett, Huppenthal, Tibshraeny.
H2661 Daily History  Date  Action
STATE EMPLOYEES; PAY INCREASE  1/19  from House rules okay.
STATE EMPLOYEES; PAY INCREASE  1/18  from House appro B do pass.
STATE EMPLOYEES; PAY INCREASE  1/17  referred to House appro B. 1/18 House appro B do pass; report awaited.

H2674: STATE EMPLOYEES; LIVING DONOR LEAVE

State employees are entitled to paid leave for 5 days for serving as a bone marrow transplant donor and 30 days for serving as an organ donor.
First sponsor: Rep. Lopez. Others: Rep. Aguirre, Alvarez, Bradley, Burton Cahill, Cajero Bedford, Downing, Gallardo, Garcia, Lujan, Rios, Sen. Aguirre, Garcia, Miranda, Rios, Soltero.
Committee reference awaited.

H2684: APPROPRIATION; DPS; AUTO THEFT; GANGS

In FY 2006-07 an appropriation of $3,473,000 is made to the Department of Public Safety from the general fund for the continuation of the auto theft task force and the operations of the gang intelligence team enforcement mission.
First sponsor: Rep. Aguirre. Others: Rep. Alvarez, Bradley, Burton Cahill, Downing, Gallardo, Garcia, Jones, Kirkpatrick, Landrum Taylor, Lopes, Lopez, Lujan, McCune-Davis, Miranda, Prezelski, Sinema, Sen. Cannell, Cheuvront, Garcia, Miranda.
Committee reference awaited.

H2687: DPS; MICROWAVE COMMUNICATIONS

In FY 2006-07 an appropriation of $1.6 million is made to the Department of Public Safety to replace the state’s microwave communications network.
First sponsor: Rep. Huffman. Others: Rep. Hershberger, O’Halleran, Quelland, Reagan, Yarbrough.
Committee reference awaited.

S1014: PERFORMANCE BASED INCENTIVES; AMOUNT

The maximum monthly increase in compensation that state, university or school district employees can receive in performance-based incentives is increased to $300 from $250.
Sponsor: Sen. Tibshraeny.
S1014 Daily History  Date  Action
PERFORMANCE BASED INCENTIVES; AMOUNT  1/9  referred to Senate gov, appro.

S1028: MOTOR VEHICLES; TWO LICENSE PLATES

Motor vehicles other than motorcycles and trailers must display two license plates: one on the front and one on the rear.
First sponsor: Sen. Jarrett. Others: Sen. Allen.
S1028 Daily History  Date  Action
MOTOR VEHICLES; TWO LICENSE PLATES  1/9  referred to Senate trans, appro.

S1109: PUBLIC EMPLOYEES; COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

This amends two titles, 23 and 8 and relates to the public employee bargaining. The bill contains 12 pages of new language adding and detailing Article 7, the Public Employee Bargaining Act, with definitions, listing gthe rights of public employees, the rights of their employers, the composition of the public employee relations board, the structure of local boards, hearing procedures, elections, bargaining units and exclusive representation, the scope of bargaining including the grievance procedures impasse resolution and arbitration. The bill provides for the sunsetting of the Public Employee Relations Board on July 1, 2016 and Title 23, Chapter 8, Article 7 would repeal January 1, 2017.
First sponsor: Sen. Brotherton. Others: Sen. Aboud, Aguirre, Arzberger, Garcia, Hale, Miranda, Mitchell, Rios.
S1109 Daily History  Date  Action
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES; COLLECTIVE BARGAINING  1/11  referred to Senate gov ref, appro.

S1122: RIGHT TO WORK

Changes to various statutes to protect the right of workers to join a union, including making unlawful any attempt or threat by an employer to interfere with a person or the person’s family if the person wants to join a union.
First sponsor: Sen. Aguirre. Others: Sen. Aboud, Arzberger, Brotherton, Garcia, Hale, Miranda, Rios, Soltero.
S1122 Daily History  Date  Action
RIGHT TO WORK  1/12  referred to Senate com-econ.

S1125: DPS; CRIMINAL JUSTICE INFORMATION

The entity to which police agencies must report crime statistics and information is changed to the Dept of Public Safety from the central state repository.
Sponsor: Sen. Huppenthal.
S1125 Daily History  Date  Action
DPS; CRIMINAL JUSTICE INFORMATION  1/17  from Senate jud do pass.
DPS; CRIMINAL JUSTICE INFORMATION  1/12  referred to Senate jud.

S1139: DPS; OFFICER ORGANIZATIONS

The Department of Public Safety must recognize an employee organization that is elected by a majority of votes cast by department employees in a representation election participated in by a majority of eligible employees.
First sponsor: Sen. Blendu. Others: Rep. Nelson.
S1139 Daily History  Date  Action
DPS; OFFICER ORGANIZATIONS  1/19  from Senate gov do pass.
DPS; OFFICER ORGANIZATIONS  1/19  Senate gov do pass; report awaited.
DPS; OFFICER ORGANIZATIONS  1/12  referred to Senate gov.

S1146: PHOTO RADAR; CONTROLLED ACCESS HIGHWAYS

Photo radar is prohibited on controlled access roads.
First sponsor: Sen. Verschoor. Others: Rep. Aguirre, Allen, Anderson, Biggs, Farnsworth, Gray, Knaperek, Miranda, Pierce, Quelland, Rios, Rosati, Smith, Sen. Bee, Blendu, Burns, Gould, Harper, Huppenthal, Jarrett, Johnson, Martin, Miranda, Rios.
S1146 Daily History  Date  Action
PHOTO RADAR; CONTROLLED ACCESS HIGHWAYS  1/12  referred to Senate trans.

S1158: APPRO; ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION; ENFORCEMENT

This bill provides a non-lapsing appropriation in the amount of $75,000,000 from the state general fund in fiscal 2006-07 to the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission to award grants of up to $15,000,000 each fiscal year to county sheriffs and other state or local law enforcement agencies that operate in counties along Arizona’s border with Mexico to address immigration issues. The grants may be awarded to employ additional officers, equipment, judges, prosecutors, public defenders and support personnel to adjudicate. The bill specifies that award recipients cannot use these monies to supplant existing or future monies received but must use them to deter illegal immigration. The bill also contains a conditional enactment clause referring to a Senate bill from the Second Regular Session, number left blank, relating to trespass by persons who are not U.S. citizens.
First sponsor: Sen. Leff. Others: Rep. Allen, Nelson, Paton, Quelland, Reagan, Sen. Allen, Bee, Bennett, Blendu, Burns, Flake, Gould, Gray, Harper, Jarrett, Martin, Verschoor, Waring.
S1158 Daily History  Date  Action
APPRO; ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION; ENFORCEMENT  1/16  referred to Senate jud, appro.

S1165: LAW ENFORCEMENT MERIT SYSTEM; FEES

If a law enforcement officer is suspended for more than 16 hours and is exonerated, the court may award reasonable costs and attorney fees that were incurred by the officer. New language adds costs incurred on behalf of the officer.
First sponsor: Sen. Verschoor. Others: Rep. Jones, Konopnicki, McComish, Paton, Stump, Sen. Aguirre.
S1165 Daily History  Date  Action
LAW ENFORCEMENT MERIT SYSTEM; FEES  1/16  referred to Senate jud.

S1166: STOPPING VEHICLES ON HIGHWAYS

Stopping a vehicle marked as a public transportation vehicle is permitted on a roadway if the driver does not leave the vehicle, the stop lasts long enough for passengers to embark or disembark and other provisions, if the posted speed limit of the roadway does not exceed 45 mph.
First sponsor: Sen. Verschoor. Others: Rep. Biggs, Konopnicki, Sen. Rios.
S1166 Daily History  Date  Action
STOPPING VEHICLES ON HIGHWAYS  1/16  referred to Senate trans.

S1167: ASRS; OPTIONAL FORMS OF RETIREMENT

After benefits begin, a state retiree may exercise a one-time election to rescind the joint and survivor annuity option if the annuitant named originally dies or ceases to be contingent annuitant under the terms of a qualified domestic relations order. If no contingent annuitant survives the retiree, remaining payments go to the retiree’s estate.
Sponsor: Sen. Martin.
S1167 Daily History  Date  Action
ASRS; OPTIONAL FORMS OF RETIREMENT  1/19  from Senate fin do pass.
ASRS; OPTIONAL FORMS OF RETIREMENT   1/19  Senate fin do pass; report awaited.
ASRS; OPETIONAL FORMS OF RETIREMENT  1/16  referred to Senate fin, appro.

S1168: ASRS; FEDERAL CONFORMING CHANGES

Conforms state pension plans to federal changes in section 401 (a) (9) of the Internal Revenue Code and applies to employees called to military service, changing beneficiaries, and determining required minimum distributions for years beginning Jan. 1, 2006.
Sponsor: Sen. Martin.
S1168 Daily History  Date  Action
ASRS; FEDERAL CONFORMING CHANGES  1/19  from Senate fin do pass.
ASRS; FEDERAL CONFORMING CHANGES  1/19  Senate fin do pass; report awaited.
ASRS; FEDERAL CONFORMING CHANGES  1/16  referred to Senate fin.

S1169: ASRS; LTD PROGRAM; OFFSETS

Limitations are established for long-term disability benefits for disabilities that begin before or after July 1, 2006. Benefits are reduced by certain percentages based on the amount of Social Security disability benefits.
Sponsor: Sen. Martin.
S1169 Daily History  Date  Action
ASRS; LTD PROGRAM; OFFSETS  1/19  from Senate fin do pass.
ASRS; LTD PROGRAM; OFFSETS  1/19  Senate fin do pass; report awaited.
ASRS; LTD PROGRAM; OFFSETS  1/16  referred to Senate fin.

S1202: STATE EMPLOYEES; PAY INCREASE

A Legislative Intent section states that state employees be granted a 6% pay increase consisting of a lump-sum amount of $750, a 1.75% increase in base salary and 2.5% in performance pay. Each agency must establish a list of performance measures designed to result in cost reductions, increased productivity and/or improved quality. For meeting or exceeding the performance measures, performance pay may be granted to the entire unit, a department, division, unit or individual. List of duties of the Performance Based Incentives Program Oversight Committee is expanded by adding a review of performance measures submitted by agency heads and monitoring the effectiveness of agencies in meeting the goals. An appropriation of $55,944,000 in current fiscal year and $159,839,700 in fiscal 06-07, approximately 73% of which shall come from the general fund and the remainder from other appropriated funds. Retroactive to July 1, 2006. Emergency clause.
First sponsor: Sen. Tibshraeny. Others: Rep. Konopnicki, Pearce, Jim Weiers, Sen. Bee, Bennett, Blendu, Burns, Gray, Harper, Huppenthal, Jarrett, Johnson, Verschoor.
S1202 Daily History  Date  Action
STATE EMPLOYEES; PAY INCREASE  1/19  Senate appro no action.
STATE EMPLOYEES; PAY INCREASE  1/18  referred to Senate appro.

S1222: PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYER ORGANIZATIONS

Registration requirements for Professional Employer Organizations are amended to require persons serving as management to notify the company of any felony convictions within the prededing 10 years that has a resonable relationship to the organization’s industry.
Sponsor: Sen. Leff.
Committee reference awaited.

S1230: SEX OFFENDERS; ADDRESS VERIFICATION

The Motor Vehicle Division must annually update the addresses of sex offenders and provide daily address updates to the Department of Public Safety. A person who fails to register is guilty of a class 6 felony. Further, at the time of registering the sheriff shall secure a sufficient sample of blood or other bodily fluids for testing and submit them to the Department of Public Safety.
First sponsor: Sen. Huppenthal. Others: Rep. Gallardo, Sen. Aguirre, Allen, Brotherton, Jarrett, Martin.
Committee reference awaited.

S1258: LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES; RETIREMENT

A law enforcement agency must issue a certificate or qualifying identification to officers retiring honorably. The agency is not obligated to revoke or modify the certificate based on conduct that the agency becomes aware of or that occurs after the officer has separated from the agency.
First sponsor: Sen. Huppenthal. Others: Sen. Gray.
Committee reference awaited.

S1287: MISCONDUCT INVOLVING WEAPONS

A person commits misconduct involving weapons by knowingly using or possessing a deadly weapon during the commission of a violation of section 13-1803 and 13-1814 relating to stolen vehicles.
First sponsor: Sen. Rios. Others: Rep. Gallardo, Sen. Aguirre, Bee, Blendu, Cheuvront, Gray, Jarrett, Johnson, Martin, Miranda, Soltero.
Committee reference awaited.

SCR1003: COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

The 2006 general election ballot shall carry the question of repealing Article 25 of the state constitution (“Right to Work”) and replacing it with an article called “Collective Bargaining” which states: “The right of employees to bargain collectively by and through a labor organization shall not be denied or abridged.”
First sponsor: Sen. Aguirre. Others: Sen. Aboud, Arzberger, Brotherton, Garcia, Hale, Miranda, Rios, Soltero.
SCR1003 Daily History  Date  Action
COLLECTIVE BARGAINING  1/12  referred to Senate com-econ.

Associated Highway Patrolmen of AZ
legislative report, January 20, 2006
47th Legislature – 2nd Regular Session, 2006  Friday January 20, 2006 6:48 PM
Bill summaries and histories copyright ©2006 Arizona Capitol Reports, L.L.C.
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