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Arizona Bills

Each year the State legislative session considers a number of bills on a wide range of topics. You can view the entire list and track a bill as is goes through the Arizona House and Senate on the way to the Governor’s desk by clicking here

Here is a summary of a few bills being considered by our State legislature and their current status:

HB 2548
Would allow licensed pharmacists who meet requirements prescribed by the Board of Pharmacy to prescribe and administer certain medications to patients 6 years or older.

HB 2421
Expanded the list of acts constituting cruelty to animals to include intentionally or knowingly harassing a working animal in a law enforcement vehicle or trailer without the consent of the owner. (This bill has passed the house and is ready to go to the governor)

HB 2069
Proposes that it be a nonmoving civil traffic violation to manually write or send a written text message while operating a motor vehicle on a highway. There are some exceptions. The fine for the first violation is $100 and $300 for second or subsequent violations. If an accident is involved, the person is subject to a civil penalty of $500; if the accident results in the death of another person, the civil penalty is $10,000.

SB 1087
Proposes that for motor vehicle liability policies issued or renewed after July 1, 2020, the minimum amounts of coverage are increased from $15,000 to $25,000 for bodily injury or death for one person and from $30,000 to $50,000 for injury or death to two or more persons in the accident. Property damage in an accident limits recommended increase from $10,000 to $15,000.