Fifty-sixth Legislature

Second Regular Session


HB 2175: marijuana monies; university police

Sponsor: Representative Payne, LD 27

Committee on Military Affairs & Public Safety


Includes university police departments in the list of the recipients for Smart and Safe Arizona Fund (Fund) monies.  


In 2020, the voters approved Proposition 207 which legalized the adult use of recreational marijuana.  Prop 207 established the Fund, consisting of monies derived from a 16% excise tax on the sale of recreational marijuana as well as related fees and penalties. After administrative costs have been paid for, remaining Fund monies are distributed to specified entities on a percentage basis:

1)  33% to community college districts for investing in and providing workforce development programs, job training, career and technical education and STEM programs;

2)  31.4% to municipal police and fire departments, fire districts and county sheriffs' departments in proportion to the number of employees enrolled in the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System and the Public Safety Personnel Defined Contribution Retirement Plan;

3)  25.4% to the Arizona Highway User Revenue Fund;

4)  10% to the Justice Reinvestment Fund; and

5)  0.2% to the Attorney General (A.R.S. § 36-2856).

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

1.   Adds university police departments to the list of recipients who receive the portion (31.4%) of Fund monies relating to public safety. (Sec. 1)

2.   Contains a Proposition 105 clause. (Sec. 2)






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