State of Arizona
House of Representatives
First Regular Session
HOUSE BILL 2003
amending title 28, chapter 3, article 4, Arizona Revised Statutes, by adding section 28‑677; relating to motor vehicle accidents.
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Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:
Section 1. Title 28, chapter 3, article 4, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended by adding section 28-677, to read:
28-677. Declaration of statewide concern; prohibition of emergency response services fees; exceptions
A. The legislature finds that the regulation of emergency response services fees for motor vehicle accidents or other incidents involving motor vehicles or investigations, cleanup or preparation of reports of accidents or incidents is a matter of statewide concern and not subject to further regulation by a county, city or town of this state.
B. Except as provided in subsection C of this section, a county, city or town may not directly or indirectly charge a fee or seek reimbursement from the driver, an insurer or any other person for any costs or expenses for the provision of police, fire or other emergency responder services, personnel, supplies, motor vehicles or equipment in responding to a motor vehicle accident or other incident involving a motor vehicle or in the investigation, cleanup or preparation of a report of the accident or incident.
C. A county, city or town may charge a lawful and proper fee for any liability arising from the following:
1. Damages to property of the county, city or town.
2. Amounts due pursuant to title 12, chapter 7, article 10.
3. Charges for ambulance services provided by the city or town.
4. Charges authorized by section 28‑910 or 28‑1386.
5. Environmental cleanup costs as required by state or federal law.
6. Charges for public records under title 39, chapter 1.
7. Any other charge specifically permitted by state law.