ASA Advocacy Brief for April 8

April 8 Advocacy Brief

As the legislature opens this second week of April there have been 1,289 bills introduced with 498 of those bills remaining active. As of today, 81 bills have been passed, 46 bills signed, one bill vetoed, and 34 remain waiting for the Governor’s signature – including SB1271. After being passed out of both chambers, the Governor has five days to sign a bill, so we anticipate receiving good news on SB1271 in the next 48 hours.

It is important for President Fann, along with members of the House and Senate to know how much their support of SB1271 means to members of industry – especially ASA members. If you have not already done so, please reach out to President Fann and your legislators with a not of thanks. Constituent contact and appreciation means a lot to these dedicated legislators. And, it is invaluable for legislators to have a direct industry contact in their district that they can reach out to as a source of first-hand information with questions on industry issues.

Industry advocacy and working legislation requires countless hours of dedication and hard work at many levels … it also requires money. A lot of money. We would like to thank everyone who has contributed industry expertise, time and money over the past three years to underwrite the cost of advocacy efforts to purse SB1271 and proportional liability in private construction contracts. While some contributors have requested to remain anonymous, others are posted on the Arizonans for Fair Contracting website at, www.azfaircontracting.com.

Industry stakeholder support and consensus is also critical to moving and passing legislation. We would like to recognize the representatives of the Arizona Association of Realtors and the Home Builders Association of Central Arizona for their input and participation in working with President Fann, the Construction Liability Apportionment Study Committee, and members of industry to support SB1271 for the betterment of the industry as a whole. Thank you!

While we normally provide an update from our lobbyist team at DeMenna Public Affairs on active bills still working, here is a sampling of bills introduced this session that are not inactive or “dead” bills. You can search for additional information on the Legislature home page in the upper right-hand corner:

SB1032: REGISTRAR OF CONTRACTORS; ARBITRATION; REPEAL

SB1324: REPEAL; RIGHT TO WORK

SCR1012: RIGHT TO WORK; REPEAL

HB2031: APPRENTICESHIPS; LICENSURE; LICENSING AUTHORITIES

HB2035: SCHOOL DISTRICTS; PROCUREMENT; CHARTER SCHOOLS

HB2141: PURCHASER DWELLING ACTIONS; PROCEDURES; COSTS

HB2528: (EMPLOYEE) MISCLASSIFICATION; TAX FRAUD; TASK FORCE

HB2734: TPT; CONTRACTORS; REFORM

HB2741: CONTRACTING; INVESTMENTS; PROHIBITION; BORDER WALL

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