State of Arizona
First Regular Session
SENATE BILL 1036
amending sections 15‑182 and 41‑1005, Arizona Revised Statutes; relating to the state board for charter schools.
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Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:
Section 1. Section 15-182, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:
15-182. State board for charter schools; membership; terms; compensation; duties
A. The state board for charter schools is established consisting of the following members:
1. The superintendent of public instruction or the superintendent's designee.
2. Six members of the general public, at least two of whom shall reside in a school district where at least sixty per cent percent of the children who attend school in the district meet the eligibility requirements established under the national school lunch and child nutrition acts (42 United States Code sections 1751 through 1785) for free lunches, and at least one of whom shall reside on an Indian reservation, who are appointed by the governor pursuant to section 38‑211.
3. Two members of the business community who are appointed by the governor pursuant to section 38‑211.
4. A teacher who provides classroom instruction at a charter school and who is appointed by the governor pursuant to section 38‑211.
5. An operator of a charter school who is appointed by the governor pursuant to section 38‑211.
6. Three members of the legislature who shall serve as advisory members and who are appointed jointly by the president of the senate and the speaker of the house of representatives.
B. The superintendent of public instruction shall serve a term on the state board for charter schools that runs concurrently with the superintendent's term of office. The members appointed pursuant to subsection A, paragraph 6 of this section shall serve two year two‑year terms on the state board for charter schools that begin and end on the third Monday in January and that run concurrently with their respective terms of office. Members appointed pursuant to subsection A, paragraphs 2, 3, 4 and 5 of this section shall serve staggered four year four‑year terms that begin and end on the third Monday in January.
C. The state board for charter schools shall annually elect a president and such other officers as it deems necessary from among its membership.
D. Members of the state board for charter schools are not eligible to receive compensation but are eligible for reimbursement of expenses pursuant to title 38, chapter 4, article 2.
E. The state board for charter schools shall:
1. Exercise general supervision over charter schools that are sponsored by the board, and recommend legislation pertaining to charter schools to the legislature and adopt rules and policies that the board deems necessary to accomplish the purposes prescribed in this section.
2. Grant charter status to qualifying applicants for charter schools pursuant to section 15‑183.
3. Adopt and use an official seal in the authentication of its acts.
4. Keep a record of its proceedings.
5. Adopt rules for its own government.
6. Determine the policy of the board and the work undertaken by it.
7. Delegate to the superintendent of public instruction the execution of board policies.
8. Prepare a budget for expenditures necessary for the proper maintenance of the board and the accomplishment of its purpose.
F. The state board for charter schools may:
2. Sue and be sued.
3. Use the services of the auditor general.
4. Subject to title 41, chapter 4, article 4 and legislative appropriation, employ staff.
G. The state board for charter schools may accept gifts or grants of monies or real or personal property from public and private organizations, if the purpose of the gift or grant specified by the donor is approved by the board and is within the scope of the board's powers and duties. The board shall establish and administer a gift and grant fund for the deposit of monies received pursuant to this subsection.
Sec. 2. Section 41-1005, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:
A. This chapter does not apply to any:
1. Rule that relates to the use of public works, including streets and highways, under the jurisdiction of an agency if the effect of the order is indicated to the public by means of signs or signals.
2. Order or rule of the Arizona game and fish commission that does the following:
(a) Opens, closes or alters seasons or establishes bag or possession limits for wildlife.
(b) Establishes a fee pursuant to section 5‑321, 5‑322 or 5‑327.
(c) Establishes a license classification, fee or application fee pursuant to title 17, chapter 3, article 2.
3. Rule relating to section 28‑641 or to any rule regulating motor vehicle operation that relates to speed, parking, standing, stopping or passing enacted pursuant to title 28, chapter 3.
4. Rule concerning only the internal management of an agency that does not directly and substantially affect the procedural or substantive rights or duties of any segment of the public.
5. Rule that only establishes specific prices to be charged for particular goods or services sold by an agency.
6. Rule concerning only the physical servicing, maintenance or care of agency owned or operated facilities or property.
7. Rule or substantive policy statement concerning inmates or committed youths of a correctional or detention facility in secure custody or patients admitted to a hospital, if made by the state department of corrections, the department of juvenile corrections, the board of executive clemency or the department of health services or a facility or hospital under the jurisdiction of the state department of corrections, the department of juvenile corrections or the department of health services.
8. Form whose contents or substantive requirements are prescribed by rule or statute, and instructions for the execution or use of the form.
9. Capped fee‑for‑service schedule adopted by the Arizona health care cost containment system administration pursuant to title 36, chapter 29.
10. Fees prescribed by section 6‑125.
11. Order of the director of water resources adopting or modifying a management plan pursuant to title 45, chapter 2, article 9.
12. Fees established under section 3‑1086.
13. Fees established under sections 41‑4010 and 41‑4042.
14. Rule or other matter relating to agency contracts.
15. Fees established under section 32‑2067 or 32‑2132.
16. Rules made pursuant to section 5‑111, subsection A.
17. Rules made by the Arizona state parks board concerning the operation of the Tonto natural bridge state park, the facilities located in the Tonto natural bridge state park and the entrance fees to the Tonto natural bridge state park.
18. Fees or charges established under section 41‑511.05.
19. Emergency medical services protocols except as provided in section 36‑2205, subsection B.
20. Fee schedules established pursuant to section 36‑3409.
21. Procedures of the state transportation board as prescribed in section 28‑7048.
22. Rules made by the state department of corrections.
23. Fees prescribed pursuant to section 32‑1527.
24. Rules made by the department of economic security pursuant to section 46‑805.
25. Schedule of fees prescribed by section 23‑908.
26. Procedure that is established pursuant to title 23, chapter 6, article 6.
27. Rules, administrative policies, procedures and guidelines adopted for any purpose by the Arizona commerce authority pursuant to chapter 10 of this title if the authority provides, as appropriate under the circumstances, for notice of an opportunity for comment on the proposed rules, administrative policies, procedures and guidelines.
28. Rules made by a marketing commission or marketing committee pursuant to section 3‑414.
29. Administration of public assistance program monies authorized for liabilities that are incurred for disasters declared pursuant to sections 26‑303 and 35‑192.
30. User charges, tolls, fares, rents, advertising and sponsorship charges, services charges or similar charges established pursuant to section 28‑7705.
31. Administration and implementation of the hospital assessment pursuant to section 36-2901.08, except that the Arizona health care cost containment system administration must provide notice and an opportunity for public comment at least thirty days before establishing or implementing the administration of the assessment.
32. Rules made by the Arizona department of agriculture to adopt and implement the provisions of the federal milk ordinance as prescribed by section 3‑605.
B. Notwithstanding subsection A, paragraph 21 of this section, at such time as the federal highway administration authorizes the privatization of rest areas, the state transportation board shall make rules governing the lease or license by the department of transportation to a private entity for the purposes of privatization of a rest area.
C. Coincident with the making of a final rule pursuant to an exemption from the applicability of this chapter under this section, another statute or session law, the agency shall file a copy of the rule with the secretary of state for publication pursuant to section 41‑1012 and provide a copy to the council.
D. Unless otherwise required by law, articles 2, 3, 4 and 5 of this chapter do not apply to the Arizona board of regents and the institutions under its jurisdiction, except that the Arizona board of regents shall make policies or rules for the board and the institutions under its jurisdiction that provide, as appropriate under the circumstances, for notice of and opportunity for comment on the policies or rules proposed.
E. Unless otherwise required by law, articles 2, 3, 4 and 5 of this chapter do not apply to the Arizona state schools for the deaf and the blind, except that the board of directors of all the state schools for the deaf and the blind shall adopt policies for the board and the schools under its jurisdiction that provide, as appropriate under the circumstances, for notice of and opportunity for comment on the policies proposed for adoption.
F. Unless otherwise required by law, articles 2, 3, 4 and 5 of this chapter do not apply to the state board of education, except that the state board of education shall adopt policies or rules for the board and the institutions under its jurisdiction that provide, as appropriate under the circumstances, for notice of and opportunity for comment on the policies or rules proposed for adoption. In order to implement or change any rule, the state board of education shall provide at least two opportunities for public comment.
G. Unless otherwise required by law, articles 2, 3, 4 and 5 of this chapter do not apply to the state board for charter schools, except that the state board for charter schools shall adopt policies or rules for the board and the charter schools sponsored by the board that provide, as appropriate under the circumstances, for notice of and opportunity for comment on the policies or rules proposed for adoption. In order to implement or change any rule, the state board for charter schools shall provide at least two opportunities for public comment.
H. Notwithstanding subsections F and G of this section any person, in a manner and form prescribed by the agency, within one year after a policy or a rule has been adopted may petition the agency by objecting to all or part of a policy or a rule based on the rule or policy not being in compliance with state law, being outside the intent of state law or having unintended policy implications negatively impacting entities under the jurisdiction of the agency. The agency shall consider the petition and respond to the petitioner within sixty days after RECEIVING THE formal request to review a policy or a rule. An agency that determines not to take action based on a petition shall forward the response of the agency to both the petitioner and the governor's regulatory review council for additional review. If the council receives a petition pursuant to this section and at least two council members make a request to the chairperson that the matter be heard in a public meeting, the council shall review the petitioner's request and the agency's response within thirty days. The council may choose to invalidate a policy or a rule and require the agency to reauthorize a policy or a rule or make recommendations for the agency to consider. For the purposes of this subsection, "agency" means the state board of education and the state board for charter schools.