Top Advocacy Priorities as it Relates to Our Legislative Agenda

East Valley Chamber of Commerce Alliance Legislative Session Priority Bill Update

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HB 2043: Employer Rights; Covid 19 Vaccine Requirement – OPPOSED

If an employer denies a religious exemption and requires a person to receive a Covid-19 vaccination to remain employed and that employee receives significant injury that is caused by receiving the Covid-19 vaccination the employer can be held liable. The employee who prevails shall be awarded actual damages, court costs and reasonable attorney fees or statutory damages of $500,000, whichever is greater.

***We opposed this bill because we don’t support government overreach to how people operate their businesses. However, it did pass committee 6-4; Passed rules; retained in COW 2/17

HB2107/SB1048: Emergency Powers; Business Closure; Repeal – SUPPORT

This bill prohibits mayors or county supervisors to close businesses. They do have the power to impose curfews.

***passed committee 8-7, passed committee 4-3; Passed Rules; passed House 31-28; passed committee 4-5; passed senate 16-12; signed by the Governor

HCR2014/SCR1025: Initiative; Referendum; Signatures; Legislative Districts – SUPPORT

This bill is asking for a certain percent of voter signatures be collected from every legislative district before an initiative can appear on a ballot

***passed committee 7-6, passed committee 5-2; Passed Rules

HCR 2031: Employee Benefits; Compensation; State Pre-emption – SUPPORT

This bill is exempting towns and cities to implement a higher minimum wage than the state

***passed committee 6-4; passed House 31-23; passed committee 5-3

SB1001: (Strike Everything Bill) Theft By Extortion – SUPPORT

***passed Senate 26-2; passed committee 6-4, passed house 31/27; passed senate 18-11; signed by the Governor.

SB1092: Product Liability; Civil Action; Limitation – SUPPORT

This bill protects a seller against civil action for product liability when the seller can prove no knowledge of defect from the manufacturer.

***passed committee 5-2; passed senate 17-12; reassigned to approps committee-bill is dead

SB1094: Petition Signatures; Description; Invalidity – SUPPORT

This bill would require signature gatherers asking for your signature for a proposed initiative to read the bill to you before you sign the initiative. If the bill isn’t read to you at the time of signature it would invalidate the entire page of signatures.

*** passed committee 4-3; Passed Senate 16-12; passed committee 7-6

HCR2015: Initiatives; Supermajority vote; Requirement – SUPPORT

This bill wants to change the threshold from 50%+1 to 2/3 yes votes to pass an initiative

***passed committee7-6; passed Rules; passed House 31-28

HB2184: Appropriation; State Route 24; Connector – SUPPORT

***passed committee 12-0; passed House 57-2; passed committee 9-1

HB2598/SB1356: Transportation Tax; Election; Maricopa County – SUPPORT

This bill defines the duties of the transportation board and the expectation of a long term transportation plan for our state.

***passed committee 8-3, passed committee 9-0; passed committee 8-0; passed committee 7-3

SB1239: Appropriation; Widening: I-10 – SUPPORT

***passed committee 10-0, passed senate 27-1; passed committee 12-0, signed by the Governor

HB2691: Arizona Health Care Workforce Development – SUPPORT

***passed committee 10-2; passed House 44-15

HB2122: Continuing High School; Workforce Training – SUPPORT

*** passed committee 8-2; passed House 39-20; passed committee 9-0

HB2123: Adult Workforce Education – SUPPORT

***passed committee 7-2; passed House 44-15; passed committee 7-0

HB2111: STEM; learning; workforce; appropriation – SUPPORT

***Passed committee 10-0

HB2674: Municipal Zoning; by Right Housing OPPOSED

This bill is trying to remove planning and zoning from cities and towns

***The bill is dead. Subject matter moving to a study committee

HB2714: Office of Tourism; Continuation – SUPPORT

This bill supports the continuation of financial aid to the Office of Tourism

***passed committee 8-0; passed House 47-12; passed committee 9-0; passed Senate 26-1; Signed by the Governor

HB2120: Injury Reports: Medical Treatment – SUPPORT

***Passed commitee9-0; passed House 59-0; passed committee 10-0

HB 2822: Personal property; additional appreciations – SUPPORT

***passed committee 8-2; passed House 35-24; passed committee 6-3; passed Senate 18-10; Signed by the Governor

SB1093: Property Tax; Class One; Equalization Assistance – SUPPORT

This bill (Truth in taxation levy for equalization assistance to school districts) each year computes and transmits the truth in taxation rate for equalization assistance for school districts for the following fiscal year. The truth in taxation rates consist of the qualifying tax rate for a high school district or a common school district within a high school district that does not offer instruction in high school subjects, a qualifying tax rate for a unified district, a common school district not within a high school district or a common school district within a high school district that offers instruction in high school subjects and a state equalization assistance property tax rate pursuant to section 15-994 that will offset the change in net assessed valuation of property that was subject to tax in the prior year.

***passed committee 7-3, passed Senate 18-11; passed committee 6-4; passed House 31-28. Signed by the Governor

SB1264: Internal Revenue Code; Conformity – SUPPORT

***passed committee 9-0, passed Senate 27-1; passed committee 8-0; passed house 58-0; signed by Governor

SB1269: Conformity; Internal Revenue Code – SUPPORT

***passed committee 9-0; passed Senate 29-0

SB1643: Research; Development; Tax Credits – SUPPORT

***passed committee 7-2; reconsidered 3/14

HB2101/SB1631: Electric Energy; Reliability; Public Policy – SUPPORT

***passed committee 10-2 & 5-4; passed House 37-21; passed senate 17-11; signed by the Govenor

HB2053: Department of Environmental Quality; Continuation – SUPPORT

***passed committee 12-0, passed house 54-4; passed NREW 8-0; passed Senate; Signed by the Governor

HB2409: Multi-County Water Districts; Storage Tax – SUPPORT

***passed committee 11-1; passed House 46-13; passed NREW 8-0, passed senate 21-6. Signed by the Governor

SB1368: Continuation; Arizona Board of Regents – SUPPORT

***passed committee 8-0; Passed rules; passed Senate 19-9; passed committee 73

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