|HB2005: political subdivision entities; public access
||Subjects AMWUA and 14 other similarly governed entities to the open meetings and public records requests laws as governmental entities.
New information from the state Ombudsman/Citizens’ Aide indicates this may have a high cost for the state as well as the affected entities because of the rigors of complying.
AMWUA may have to take a position of OPPOSE in its current form.
||Monitor||Passed Senate Rules.|
|HB2006: retirement; ASRS; political subdivision entities
||Prohibits future employees of AMWUA and 14 other similarly governed entities from participating in the Arizona State Retirement System.
||* Oppose *||Held in the House Insurance and Retirement Committee.|
|HB2322: rulemaking; restrictions
||Restricts any new agency regulations to only ministerial provisions. New regulations also may not affect “vested rights.” ADWR testified to their concerns on its inability under this bill to manage the Groundwater Act.
|HB2338: regional water augmentation authorities
||Codifies the recommendations of the Water Resources Development Commission (WRDC) to allow public and private entities to form regional authorities for the purpose of financing water infrastructure projects.
||* Support *||Held in the House Agriculture and Water Committee.|
|HB2429: water protection fund; annual funding
||Appropriates $5 million annually to the Water Protection Fund.
||Monitor||Held in House Appropriations. |
|HB2443: cities; counties; regulatory review
||Makes changes to cities, towns, and counties licensing applications process.
||Monitor||Signed by the Governor. Chapter 74, Laws 2013.|
|HB2492: municipalities; wastewater utility; acquisition; repeal
||Repeals last year’s statutes that authorized cities that operate a wastewater system from acquiring sewage systems owned by a county. Appears to apply to the Marana – Pima County issue.
||Monitor||Signed by Governor. Chapter 22, Laws 2013.|
|HB2544: HB 2544 – city parcel tax; prohibition; S/E Arizona Power Authority; Financiting
||The strike everything amendment restructures a financing arrangement for the Arizona Power Authority. SRP and CAP support the striker, AMWUA will monitor.
||Monitor||Passed Senate 28-0; ready for House action on House amendments.|
|HB2573: Prohibited Government Compliance; 2012 NDAA
||Prohibits the state from complying with the National Defense Authorization Act. A recent floor amendment adds the amended provisions of SB 1403 (UN Rio declaration; prohibition).
||Monitor||House COW approved with floor amendment #4947. Passed House 34-24; ready for Senate. |
|SB1288: arizona water protection fund; projects
||Prohibits federal agencies from receiving funds from the water protection fund.
||Monitor||House COW approved.|
|SB1322: assured water supply requirements; exemption
||Extends the exemption by 6 years from providing a certificate of assured water supply before a sale or lease of land that was destroyed by fire. Applies to land at Summerhaven in the Catalina Mountains.
||Monitor||Passed the House Rules.|
|SB1324: critical infrastructure; information disclosure
||Broadens the scope of entities to all state agencies and political subdivisions the laws protecting critical infrastructure from public records laws.
||Monitor||Signed by the Governor. Chapter 69, Laws 2013.|
|SB1403: United Nations Rio Declaration; prohibition
||Prohibits the state and political subdivisions from implementing any tenet of the United Nations Rio Declaration, which would include concepts such as water conservation.
||* Oppose *||Passed the Senate 16-13. Ready for the House.|
|SB1469: applying aquatic poisons
||Prohibits the application of rotenone to any body of water without a risk analysis.
||Monitor||Signed by the Governor. Chapter 117, Laws 2013. |
|SB1483: General Appropriations
||Contains an increased General Fund appropriation for the Department of Water Resources to $12,940,500.00, up from $12,363,800.00 during the last FY (Sec. 102). That figure includes a $500,000.00 increase in Colorado River litigation expenses in anticipation of the Navajo Nation resuming their lawsuit against the US Department of the Interior. The money will be appropriated to the Lower Colorado River Legal Defense Fund.
Contains a $94,000.00 appropriation (Sec. 51) for the Special Water Master for adjudication.
||Monitor||Passed Senate 19-11; ready for House.|
|SB1491: Environment; Budget Reconciliation
||Gives the Arizona Department of Water Resources some additional spending flexibility with some of the funds they currently administer.
||Monitor||Passed Senate 19-11; ready for the House.|
|SCR1012: EPA actions; haze
||Expresses legislative opposition to the new Federal Implementation Plan forced on the state by the EPA and instead supporting the state plan as a viable alternative to address regional haze related to the Navajo Generating Station.
||Monitor||Passed the House 38-22. To the Secretary of State.