- External articles of interest
- Arizona Bills
- Distracted drivers are often accidents waiting to happen
- Beyond DUIs: Accidents and injuries caused by drunk drivers
- AZ Traffic Fatalities Up; Legislature Considering Distracted Driving Bans
- DPS Says Driver and Bus in Fatal Crash Were Both Unfit for Duties
- Hours of Service Laws and Falsified Trucking Logs
- Just a Bump on the Head? Think again. The Truth about Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Teenage Drivers at Higher Risk During Summer Months
- Ten Most Wanted Safety Reforms Guide Policy, Laws
- Trainings and surgical checklists reduce postoperative complications
- Wrong-Way Auto Accidents in Arizona
- Motorcycle fatalities and injuries rise in Arizona
- Commercial truckers and cell phone use behind the wheel in Arizona
- Study: diabetes testing necessary for expecting mothers
- Doctor drug addiction on the rise. How much are patients at risk?
- Arizona police think outside the box to combat distracted driving
- Texting drivers continue to pose a deadly threat in Arizona
- Drowsy driving suspected in accident involving Tracy Morgan
- The Danger of Extremely Drunk Motorists in Arizona
- Report Gives Arizona Worst Rating for Protective Traffic Safety Laws
- Pedestrian dangers in Maricopa County
- Maricopa County leads state in truck accident deaths
- A primer on nursing home abuse and neglect
- Understanding the dangers of drowsy driving in Arizona
- Be aware of children walking to school, National Safety Council warns
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- Replacing ObamaCare: Sorry, Republicans, ‘med-mal’ reforms don’t lower costs
- Top Republicans say there’s a medical malpractice crisis. Experts say there isn’t
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 www.AZLeg.gov/bills
Here is a summary of a few bills being considered by our State legislature and their current status:
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.
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)
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.
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.