Legislative Bill Update

HB 2672 - Prohibits a person, the state or its political subdivisions with a better right to appropriate water from preventing the exercise of a junior water right unless doing so would produce water for beneficial use for the better right holder. (Passed in the House. Awaiting vote in the Senate)


HB 2818 – Surface water drawn from a well in subflow zone for beneficial use. With clear and convincing evidence of priority date of surface water use, claimant may file a new or amended statement with watermaster for adjudication. (Did not pass out of Committee in the House)


HB 2415 - Appropriates $1,100,000 from the state General Fund (GF) in FY2021 to the Department of Public Safety (DPS) to distribute to various counties to procure equipment for southern Arizona border region enforcement. (Passed in the House. Awaiting vote in the Senate)


HB 2749 - Requires information collected by state agencies from a private landowner as part of an endangered species survey or other species research or conservation plan to be confidential and establishes civil penalties for violations. (Passed House and Senate. Awaiting Governor’s Signature)


HB 2442 – Repeals the $32 highway safety fee (Passed in the House. Awaiting vote in the Senate)


HB 2101 - Appropriates $1,000,000 from the state General Fund (state GF) in FY 2021 to the Arizona Water Protection Fund. (Passed in the House. Awaiting vote in the Senate)


HB2365 - Expands the powers of a Natural Resource Conservation District (NRCD) to include surveys, investigations, research and programming relating to eradicating invasive vegetation. (Passed in the House. Awaiting vote in the Senate)


HB 2621 - Requires, to qualify for the Agricultural Water Conservation System Credit, a conservation plan be in effect with a state Natural Resource Conservation District rather than the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). (Passed in the House. Awaiting vote in the Senate)


HB 2084 - Prohibits a city, town or county from requiring a nonprofit corporation or property owner to obtain a building or construction permit for construction of an international boundary wall, if certain conditions are met. Establishes a presumption that the state will grant permission for construction of an international boundary wall on state land. (Passed in the House. Awaiting vote in the Senate)


HB 2219 - Deems it unlawful to take wildlife on private land without authorization from the landowner or lessee under certain circumstances. Modifies requirements for posted notices and signboards prohibiting hunting, trapping, fishing, taking and guiding on private land. (Passed in the House. Awaiting vote in the Senate)


HB 2592 - Requires the State Land Department (Department) to accept state land lease renewal applications by mail and electronically and prohibits the Department from considering how an application was submitted when determining whether to renew a lease. (Passed in the House. Awaiting vote in the Senate)


HB 2618 - Continues the Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR) for eight years. (Passed in the House. Awaiting vote in the Senate)


SB 1083 - Authorizes the Livestock Loss Board to compensate livestock owners for implementing avoidance measures to prevent wolf depredation on livestock. ACGA would like to see additional state funding to match federal funds available in this program. (Passed in the Senate. Awaiting vote in the House)


SB 1625 – Would ban the sale of assault weapons or large capacity magazines (Never brought to a vote in committee for a vote)


SB 1241 - Transfers various historic preservation responsibilities from the Director of the State Museum (Director) to the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO). (Passed in the Senate. Awaiting vote in the House)


SB 1488 - Expands the Department of Forestry and Fire Management (DFFM) and the Arizona State Land Department 's (ASLD) natural vegetative product removal program to include the removal of hazardous vegetation on public lands. Appropriates $4,000,000 in FY 2021 from the state General Fund (GF) to DFFM to implement the program. (Passed committee in Senate. Awaiting full floor vote)

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