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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 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. Fine for the first violation $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.