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WHO TO CONTACT

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DATE

 

SPONSOR AND/OR WHAT THE BILL DOES

VOTE

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SB1783 - small businesses; alternate income tax

 

 

 

MESNARD - Requires, retroactive to January 1, 2021, a tax to be levied, collected and paid for each taxable year (TY) on Arizona small business taxable income in an amount equal to 4.5 percent. Defines small business taxpayer and outlines requirements for income tax return filing and tax treatment. Establishes tax credits for a qualifying Arizona small business.

JLBC says, no impact on general fund, but may reduce the 3.5% surcharge by Prop 208

Y

HB2570 - licenses; pandemics; revocation prohibition

House Additional COW

03/15/2021

HOFFMAN - Does not allow the department, any other state agency or a city, town or county to revoke any license that is required to operate a business for not complying with an order issued by the governor pursuant to this section unless the department, other state agency, city, town or county can demonstrate by clear and convincing evidence that the business was the actual cause of transmission of the disease that is the subject of the order.

Y

SB1059 - mental disorders; considerations; involuntary treatment

House Health & Human Services

03/15/2021

BARTO - Defines who can and cannot be subjected to involuntary treatment for mental disorders.

Y

SCR1018 - chronic serious mental illness; care

House Health & Human Services

03/15/2021

BARTO – Requires the department of child safety to report certain events to the state legislature.

Y

SB1018 - DCS; report requirement

House Third Reading

03/15/2021

BARTO – Requires the department of child safety to report certain events to the state legislature.

Y

HB2569 - elections; private funding; prohibition

Senate Government

03/15/2021

HOFFMAN - Notwithstanding any other law, this state and a city, town, county, school district or other public body that conducts or administers elections may not receive or expend private monies for preparing for, administering or conducting an election, including registering voters.

Y

HB2054 - voter registration database; death records

Senate Third Reading

03/15/2021

KAISER - Requires removal of voter registration of those who should no longer be registered, including people who died. Same as

SB1793

Y

HB2116 - human trafficking; civil action; liability

Senate Third Reading

03/15/2021

BOLICK -  Deems a person who engages in the trafficking of a person, or who intentionally or knowingly benefits from participation in a venture that traffics another person, as civilly liable to the person trafficked.

Y

SB1572 - schools; early literacy

House Education

03/16/2021

SHOPE - Requires that all applicants for all certificates for common instruction pass a literacy instruction assessment to show that the applicant is capable of teaching reading.

Y

HB2862 - schools; instructional time models

Senate Education

03/16/2021

UDALL - Allows a school district or charter school (school) to adopt an instructional time model that permits the school to deliver annual required instructional time or hours through specified modes.

Read the bill, folks. These instructional models are not good for students.

N

SB1003 - early voting; signature required; notice

House Government & Elections

03/17/2021

UGENTI-RITA -   Allows an early voter to add their signature to an early ballot returned without a signature on the return envelope no later than 7:00 p.m. on election day

Y

SB1010 - (NOW: recounts; requests; procedures; audits)

House Government & Elections

03/17/2021

MESNARD -   Increases the minimum number of precincts included in post-election hand counts. Allows the Attorney General (AG), Secretary of State (SOS) or Legislative Council to request a recount in an election or portion of an election. Allows a person to file an action and bond in superior court for a recount of any election or portion of an election that is not subject to an automatic recount.

Y

SB1083 - elections; recount margin

House Government & Elections

03/17/2021

UGENTI-RITA - Automatic recount triggered if difference is less than or equal to one half of one percent

Y

SB1105 - ballot measures; 200-word description

House Government & Elections

03/17/2021

MESNARD - For ballot measures, it Increases the limit of words in the description from 100 to 200.

Y

SB1106 - voting residency; intent to remain

House Government & Elections

03/17/2021

 MESNARD – A Person who knowingly causes, procures or allows himself to be registered as an elector in this state solely for the purpose of voting in an election in this state and without the requisite intent to remain as prescribed by section 16-101 is guilty of a class 6 felony.

 Y

SB1409 - zoning ordinances; property rights; costs

House Government & Elections

03/17/2021

 PETERSEN - Requires the legislative body of a municipality to consider and adopt an impact statement that includes specified information before adopting any zoning ordinance or zoning ordinance text amendment of general applicability

Y

SB1468 - DPS; pension liability; supplemental appropriation

House Government & Elections

03/17/2021

LIVINGSTON - Appropriates $300 million from the state General Fund (GF) in FY 2021 to the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS) to be deposited in the employer account of the Department of Public Safety (DPS) PSPRS Group to reduce the unfunded accrued liability.

Why is it that we, the tax payers, always get stuck with bailing out these irresponsible and mismanaged defined benefit government retirement programs?

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SB1497 - ballot measures; proposition 105; disclosure

House Government & Elections

03/17/2021

UGEHTI-RITA - Requires the official ballot and the Secretary of State's (SOS's) publicity pamphlet to include a Proposition 105 notice.

It is important that voters understand that approving a ballot measure makes it virtually permanent because it is almost impossible to correct later

Y

SB1714 - campaign expenditures; out-of-state; disclosures

House Government & Elections

03/17/2021

MESNARD – Modifies the “Paid for” statement on printed material to include the % of money from out of state.

Y

SB1793 - voter registration databases; death records

House Government & Elections

03/17/2021

TOWNSEND - Requires removal of voter registration of those who should no longer be registered, including people who died. Same as

HB2054

Y

SB1248 - electronic communications; social media post

House Judiciary

03/17/2021

PETERSEN -   Adds a social media post to the definition of electronic communication as it pertains to the criminal offense of using electronic communication to terrify, intimidate, threaten or harass.

Y

SB1377 - civil liability; public health pandemic

House Judiciary

03/17/2021

LEACH – For civil suits resulting from damages during a pandemic related state of emergency, the burden of proof is elevated from the customary preponderance of evidence, to clear and convincing evidence. Aimed at preventing the customary onslaught of ambulance chasers and opportunists  that these conditions generate.

Y

SB1382 - essential businesses; firearms; ammunition; sales

House Judiciary

03/17/2021

ROGERS – Provides that a store that sells firearms or ammunition, or firearms or ammunition components, is an essential business, and there may not be any restrictions imposed on the store's normal operations.

Y

SB1457 - abortion; unborn child; genetic abnormality

House Judiciary

03/17/2021

Prohibits acts related to an abortion based on genetic abnormality. Prohibits public educational institutions from outlined acts related to abortion. Requires outlined disclosures prior to an abortion. Enumerates rights granted to an unborn child.

Y

SB1660 - crimes against children; dependencies; omnibus

House Judiciary

03/17/2021

BOYER - Makes changes related to crime against children, court reporting and who is considered to be in a position of trust to a minor. Requires schools to provide training on mandatory reporting laws.

Y

SB1452 - Arizona empowerment scholarships accounts; revisions

House Ways & Means

03/17/2021

BOYER - Deems students receiving Title I services or free or reduced-price lunches (FRPLs) eligible for the Arizona Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) Program and allows ESA monies to be spent on transportation services. Modifies ESA program funding and expenditure requirements.

Y

SCR1024 - initiatives; tax increases; vote requirement

House Ways & Means

03/17/2021

PETERSEN - Subject to voter approval, constitutionally deems certain initiatives and referendums relating to taxation effective on the affirmative vote of at least two-thirds of the qualified electors voting on the measure.

Y

HB2282 - small business assistance grants

Senate Commerce

03/17/2021

LIEBERMAN – Grants taxpayer money in the amount of $5,000 to some small businesses that closed because of COVID. This measure is a joke, and not a funny one at that. The governor’s executive order causes business to close. Now the government comes to the rescue with $5,000 of your money. How long will that money last? How about lifting the oppressive edict instead?

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HB2309 - violent; disorderly assembly; public order

Senate Judiciary

03/18/2021

ROBERTS - Classifies violent or disorderly assembly and other offenses associated with violent or disorderly assembly as a class 6 felony.

Y

HB2551 - misconduct involving weapons; public places

Senate Judiciary

03/18/2021

KAVANAGH - Expands public areas and events in which misconduct involving weapons would not apply.

Y

HB2840 - misconduct involving weapons; school grounds

Senate Judiciary

03/18/2021

PARKER - States a person does not commit misconduct involving weapons by knowingly possessing a deadly weapon on school grounds if the firearm, whether loaded or unloaded, is carried within a means of transportation under the control of an adult and if the adult leaves the vehicle, that the vehicle remains locked and the firearm is not visible

Y

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Replies to This Discussion

If enacted, SB1783 would be an  "ex-post facto" law prohibited by Article II Section 25 of the Arizona State Constitution.

Very helpful information. Thank you, Jose!!

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