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Fifty-Fourth Legislature, Second Regular Session




budget procedures; budget reconciliation; 2020-2021.


            Makes statutory and session law changes relating to budget procedures necessary to implement the FY 2021 state budget.


            The Arizona Constitution prohibits substantive law from being included in the general appropriations, capital outlay appropriations and supplemental appropriations bills. However, it is often necessary to make statutory and session law changes to effectuate the budget. Thus, separate bills called budget reconciliation bills (BRBs) are introduced to enact these provisions. Because BRBs contain substantive law changes, the Arizona Constitution provides that they become effective on the general effective date, unless an emergency clause is enacted.

            S.B. 1690 contains the budget reconciliation provisions for changes relating to budget procedures.


1.      Delays, from July 1, 2020, to July 1, 2021, the establishment of the Motor Vehicle Pool Consolidation Fund, administered by the Arizona Department of Transportation.

2.      Requires counties to be reimbursed for expenses incurred administering the 2020 Presidential Preference Election as determined by the Secretary of State and pursuant to the FY 2021 general appropriations act.

3.      Continues to require, retroactive to July 1, 2020, any unrestricted federal monies received by Arizona in FY 2021 to be deposited in the state General Fund and to be used to pay essential governmental services.

4.      Continues to set the Capital Outlay Stabilization Fund square-footage rental rates for
state-owned buildings at $17.87 for office space and $6.43 for storage space in FY 2021.

5.      Asserts that the Legislature is not required to appropriate monies to or transfer monies from the Budget Stabilization Fund in FY 2021, FY 2022 and FY 2023.

6.      Makes conforming changes.

7.      Becomes effective on the general effective date, with retroactive provisions as noted.

Prepared by Senate Research

March 18, 2020