Fifty-sixth Legislature

Second Regular Session

Senate: TTMC DPA/SE 5-1-1-0 | 3rd Read 17-11-2-0

SB 1216: PSPRS; social security; technical correction

NOW: government employees; online use

Sponsor: Senator Kavanagh, LD 3

Committee on Government


Outlines prohibitions relating to government employees.


Current statute enumerates the general powers of cities and towns. Municipalities have the authority to buy, sell and lease property, provide for the construction or rehabilitation of housing development projects or areas and issue building permits (A.R.S. Title 9, Chapter 4).

Counties have the power to sue, purchase and hold land, make contracts and hold land necessary to exercise its powers, make orders for the use or disposition of its land, levy and collect taxes and determine the budget for county officers (A.R.S. § 11-201).

Political subdivision means all political subdivisions of Arizona, including without limitation all counties, cities, towns, school districts and special districts (A.R.S. § 38-431). 


1.   ☐ Prop 105 (45 votes)	     ☐ Prop 108 (40 votes)      ☐ Emergency (40 votes)	☐ Fiscal NoteProhibits the State of Arizona and a city, town, county or political subdivision of Arizona from monitoring the personal online use or personal speech of an employee, unless illegal activity is suspected. (Sec. 1)

2.   States that the regulation of a government employee's personal online use or personal speech is of statewide concern. (Sec. 1)

3.   Declares that the regulation of personal online use or personal speech of an employee of Arizona or a city, town, county or political subdivision of Arizona is not subject to further regulation by a city, town, county or other political subdivision. (Sec. 1)



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