The Arizona Legislature Ended the 2019 Session

by Frederick Charles Thomas on Jun. 06, 2019

 General Practice 

Summary: The Arizona Legislature ended its 2019 session, in which they passed 331 bills.  The governor signed 261 of those into law and vetoed seven.

The Arizona Legislature Ended the 2019 Session

The Arizona Legislature ended its 2019 session, in which they passed 331 bills.  The governor signed 261 of those into law and vetoed seven.

Senate Bill 1087,

Senate Bill 1087, increases the minimal liability limits for auto insurance.   The bill increases the minimum amounts of coverage required to $25,000 for bodily injury to or death of one person in any one accident, from $15,000.  The bill also increases the limit to $50,000 for bodily injury to or death of two or more persons in any one accident, from $30,000.  It also raised the limits for property damage to $15,000 up from $10,000 (which is less than last year's version of the bill).

The bill awaits the governor's signature.  Last year the governor vetoed a similar bill, siding with the  Property and Casualty Insurance Association of America.    The Governor stated that if he signed the bill into law it would raise insurance rates and actually increase the number of uninsured drivers.   The bill ( if signed is not effective until July 2020).  However, given Governor Ducey's previous veto there is doubt whether he will sign the current bill.

House Bill 2532

House Bill 2532 would allow counties and cities to establish by ordinance, systems and programs that provide EMS access to critical health information about program participants who are who are involved in motor vehicle emergencies or accidents and who are unable to communicate. Program requirements are specified and the county or cities may charge program participants a nominal fee for program costs.  This bill is also currently waiting for the governor to either sign or veto.

House Bill 2134

And in election law, do not bother writing in Mickey Mouse or your Uncle Joe anymore.  House Bill 2134, would mandate that in order for any write in candidate to advance to a general or run off election, that person must receive votes equal to the amount required for a nominating petition for the same office.

If you're curious about other bills, you can click here.

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