Bill Number: S.B. 1258
Mesnard Floor Amendment
Reference to: printed bill
1. Narrows the type of state of emergency that triggers the suspension and extension of government authorizations to a state of emergency in response to an event that causes the state or a county, city or town to alter or limit its ordinary government operations.
2. Narrows government authorizations to which the suspension and extension periods apply to authorizations that are:
a) issued by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) or a county, city or town; and
b) necessary for the subdivision of land, land development, building construction or construction, repair, replacement or modification of improvement to real property.
3. Reduces the suspension period, from the duration of the state of emergency to until the issuing authority returns to ordinary government operations.
4. Specifies that the suspension and extension of authorizations does not prevent:
a) the collection of an annual fee to maintain; or
b) a county health agency from collecting government authorization fees for programs and activities delegated by ADEQ and the Department of Health Services.
5. Requires a suspended and extended government authorization to be governed by the requirements in effect when the state of emergency was issued, rather than with the authorization was issued.
6. Eliminates the requirement that a government authorization holder notify the issuing authority of an intent to exercise the suspension and extension period.
7. Defines ordinary government operations to include:
a) hours of operation;
b) physical or public access to government buildings or facilities;
c) visiting businesses and conducting inspections;
d) processing applications;
e) personnel availability; and
f) conducting governing board meetings.
8. Makes technical and conforming changes.
First Regular Session S.B. 1258
MESNARD FLOOR AMENDMENT
SENATE AMENDMENTS TO S.B. 1258
(Reference to printed bill)
Page 1, line 6, after "exceptions" insert ";definition"
Line 7, after "governor" insert "in response to an event that causes this state or a county, city or town to alter or limit ordinary government operations"
Line 9, after "authorization" insert "necessary for subdividing land, developing land, constructing buildings or constructing, repairing, replacing or modifying any improvement to real property"; strike "this state" insert "the department of environmental quality"
Strike lines 10 through 14, insert "city or town.
B. The tolling period prescribed by subsection A of this section runs from the date the state of emergency proclamation is issued until the authority that issued the permit, license, approval or other authorization returns to the ordinary government operations in effect before the state of emergency proclamation was issued and the period remaining to exercise the rights under the permit, license, approval or other authorization is extended for an additional six months after the tolling period."
Reletter to conform
Line 17, strike "were in effect when" insert "governed the activity or conduct authorized by"
Line 18, after "authorization" insert "when the state of emergency proclamation"
Line 22, after "emergency" insert "and except as provided by this section"
Line 24, strike "municipality or political subdivision of this state" insert "city or town"
Strike lines 34 through 39
Reletter to conform
Page 2, line 11, strike "municipality or political subdivision of this state" insert "city or town"
Line 12, strike "municipality or political"
Line 13, strike "subdivision of this state" insert "city or town"
Line 14, after "not" insert ":
Line 15, strike "municipality or political subdivision of this state" insert "city or town"
Between lines 18 and 19, insert:
"2. Prevent a county health department from collecting fees for a permit, license, approval or other authorization for programs and activities delegated by the department of environmental quality and department of health services.
3. Prevent this state or a county, city or town from collecting an annual fee required to maintain a permit, license, approval or other authorization in good standing.
G. For the purposes of this section, "ordinary government operations" includes maintaining hours of operation, allowing physical or public access to government buildings or facilities, visiting and inspecting businesses, processing applications, making personnel available and conducting governing board meetings."
Amend title to conform