Fifty-sixth Legislature

First Regular Session

House: LARA DPA 9-0-0-0

HB 2505: outdoor recreation coordinating commission; continuation

Sponsor: Representative Diaz, LD 19

Caucus & COW


Continues the Arizona Outdoor Recreation Coordinating Commission for 6 years.


The Arizona Outdoor Recreation Coordinating Commission (AORCC) consists of five gubernatorial appointees who serve three-year terms. The Directors of the Arizona Game and Fish Department and Arizona State Parks Board serve as ex-officio members. AORCC:

1)   Reviews and provides comments to the State Parks Board on the statewide outdoor recreation and lake improvement plans;

2)   Reviews and provides recommendations to the Arizona State Parks Board on budget proposals to use Land and Water Conservation Fund surcharges and State Lake Improvement Fund for planning and administration; and

3)   Sets criteria and policies to distribute funding, review applications and determine the amount of funding for projects funded from the Land and Water Conservation Fund, State Lake Improvement Fund and Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Fund (A.R.S. § 41-511.25).

AORCC will terminate on July 1, 2023 (A.R.S. § 41-3023.16). At its January 19, 2023 meeting, the Senate Natural Resources, Energy & Water and House Land, Agriculture & Rural Affairs Joint Committee of Reference recommended that AORCC be continued for 8 years and that this agency report land acquisition data to this committee every four years.


1.   Continues, retroactive to July 1, 2023, AORCC until July 1, 2029. (Sec. 1, 2 and 4)

2.   Repeals AORCC on January 1, 2030. (Sec. 2)

3.   Contains a purpose statement. (Sec. 3)


Committee on Land, Agriculture & Rural Affairs

1.   Extends AORCC's termination date to July 1, 2031 and the repeal date for AORCC's statute to January 1, 2032.

2.   Makes conforming changes.

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



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