Fifty-sixth Legislature

Second Regular Session

House: GOV DP 7-0-0-2

HB 2581: physical presence; resident

Sponsor: Representative Gillette, LD 30

Caucus & COW


Outlines requirements relating to a resident having physical presence in Arizona.


Current statute establishes various residency requirements in order to qualify for different programs or licenses. In order to be a qualified elector in the state of Arizona an individual must be a resident of this state for 29 days prior to the election (A.R.S. 16-101). For vehicle registration, a resident is defined as a person who remains in this state for an aggregate period of seven months or more during a calendar year (A.R.S. 28-2001).


1.   Establishes that a resident is an individual who has actual physical presence in Arizona for at least 181 days with the intent to remain. (Sec. 1)

2.   States that residency applies only to:

a)   property tax purposes;

b)   vehicle registration pursuant to statute; and

c) voter registration pursuant to statute. (Sec. 1)

3.   Authorizes the county assessor, Director of the Arizona Department of Transportation and the county recorder to establish a physical presence requirement of less than 181 days if the individual demonstrates an intent to remain by providing evidence of any of the following:

a)   employment;

b)   purchase of residential property;

c) rental of residential property;

d)   purchase of real property for residential purposes;

e)   the enrollment of the individual or individual's children in a school district or charter school; or

f) active duty military service member identification. (Sec. 1)

4.   ☐ Prop 105 (45 votes)	     ☐ Prop 108 (40 votes)      ☐ Emergency (40 votes)	☐ Fiscal NoteDirects Legislative Council staff to prepare proposed conforming legislation for consideration in the Fifty-seventh Legislature, First Regular Session. (Sec. 2)



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