HB 2556: agricultural property; uses; rural activities

PRIME SPONSOR: Representative Finchem, LD 11

BILL STATUS:  Ways & Means: DPA 10-0-0-0

                                Land & Agriculture



Defines agritourism and classifies land and improvements devoted to agritourism as agricultural real property.


Current Arizona law does not specifically address agritourism for property tax purposes.


1.       Classifies land and improvements devoted to agritourism as "agricultural real property". (Sec. 3)

2.       Defines agritourism as any activity that allows members of the general public, for recreational, entertainment or educational purposes, to view, enjoy or participate in rural activities, including farming, ranching, historical, cultural, U-pick, harvest-your-own activities or natural activities and attractions if it is conducted on farmland or land that is adjacent to and operated in connection with farmland. (Sec. 1)

3.       Includes agritourism under the definition general agricultural purposes. (Sec. 2)

4.       Makes technical and conforming changes.


Committee on Ways & Means

1.       Ensures the primary income of the business is derived from the production of livestock or agricultural commodities.

☐ Prop 105 (45 votes)	     ☐ Prop 108 (40 votes)      ☐ Emergency (40 votes)	☐ Fiscal Note



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Fifty-fourth Legislature                               HB 2556

First Regular Session                    Version 2: Land & Agriculture


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