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Legislative Issues Affecting You and Your Business

AzPPO holds vigilant watch at your legislature for bills that can affect your business at both the local and national level. AzPPO will continue to monitor the State Legislature and The Office of Pest Management and will post important information here.

DO YOU KNOW ABOUT OUR BILL SB1121?

Bill Summary: A person who applies for certification as a pest management qualified applicator is required to submit to the Department of Agriculture Division of Pest Management a full set of fingerprints and fees for submission to the Department of Public Safety to obtain a state and federal criminal records check. More HERE.

More about this bill and other key legislation can be found in our updates below.

Legislative Committee:
Chair Stu Kennan
Lobbyist Courtney LeVinus, Capitol Consulting

Legislative Updates:

2017-04-14

2017-04-07.pdf

2017-03-31.pdf

2017-03-24.pdf

2017-03-17.pdf

2017-03-13.pdf

2017-03-03.pdf

2017-02-24.pdf

2017-02-17.pdf

2017-02-10.pdf

2017-02-03.pdf

2017-01-30.pdf

2017-01-23.pdf

2017-01-16.pdf

Legislative Spotlight 4-14-17

Day of Session:

96

Bills Posted:

1057

Bills Passed:

162

Bills Vetoed:

4

Bills Signed:

149

Mem, Res Posted:

100

Mem, Res Passed:

24


HB2242: animal cruelty; domestic animals; classification  (Dead)

Rep. Eddie Farnsworth

Bill Summary

The list of acts constituting cruelty to animals is expanded to include intentionally or knowingly subjecting a "domestic animal" (defined) to cruel mistreatment and intentionally or knowingly killing a domestic animal without either legal privilege or consent of the domestic animal's owner or handler. Cruelty to animals under these circumstances is a class 5 (second-lowest) felony.

Recent Activity

  • Dead
  • Passed 9-0-0-0 House Rule Committee 1/31/17
  • Passed 7-2-0-0 House Judiciary & Public Safety Committee. 1/25/17
  • Referred to House Judiciary & Public Safety​ Committee. 1/17/17

SB1121: certified qualified applicators; fingerprinting requirement

Sen. Gail Griffin

Bill Summary

A person who applies for certification as a pest management qualified applicator is required to submit to the Department of Agriculture Division of Pest Management a full set of fingerprints and fees for submission to the Department of Public Safety to obtain a state and federal criminal records check.

Recent Activity

  • Passed Committee of the Whole House. 4/5/17
  • Passed 8-0-0-1 House Rules Committee. 3/27/17
  • Passed 7-0-0-1 House Land, Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee. 3/9/17
  • Referred to House Land, Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee. 2/20/17
  • Passed 27-2-1 Senate. Transmit to House. 2/9/17
  • Passed Senate Rules. 2/5/17
  • Passed 8-0-0-0 Senate Natural Resources, Energy & Water Committee 1/30/17
  • Referred to Senate Natural Resources, Energy & Water​ Committee. 1/18/17
SB1498: pesticides; prohibition (Dead)
Sen. Juan Mendez

Bill Summary
Prohibits the sale or use of pesticides clohianidin, imidacloprid or thiamethoxam in the state of Arizona.

Recent Activity
  • Dead
  • Referred to the Senate Natural Resources, Energy & Water Committee 2/1/17

AZPPO Hot List

The Hot List includes all legislative bills and proposals that may have a direct impact on the industry.  Click here to view the AZPPO Hot List.

 



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