Legislative Up Date 2022, Week 7, February 21st to 24th

It’s crossover week. No, it’s not about how to thread shoes. Crossover week is the stage in the session, after which each chamber only considers legislation sent to it by the other chamber. For example, if a bill starts in the House, it will end in the Senate, likewise if a measure starts in the Senate, it will finish in the House. A bill not heard in all committees it was assigned (if it was assigned) including Rules, it is dead. This week we separated out the ☠️ dead bills and the bottom and the living bills at the top.

SUMMARY


Passed Senate Appropriations Committee 2-22-22
SB1715: HEMP-DERIVED MANUFACTURED CANNABINOIDS; PROHIBITION

No Movement (not dead yet)
HB2082: MARIJUANA; SAMPLING; ADVERTISING; SALE
Passed Rules / Failed COW
HB2748 SMART AND SAFE FUND; DISTRIBUTION
Transmit to House
SB1324: SMART AND SAFE FUND; DISTRIBUTION
Passed Senate Rules
SB1402: RURAL MARIJUANA ESTABLISHMENTS; DUAL LICENSING
Pending Amendment

Presumed Dead Bills
HB2007: SCHOOLS; DRUG VIOLATIONS; REPORTING OPTIONS
(never assigned)
HB2260: MEDICAL MARIJUANA; MEDICAL CONDITIONS
(never assigned)
HB2545: MARIJUANA; SOCIAL EQUITY OWNERSHIP LICENSES
(assigned never called to Commerce Committee)
HB2548: SENTENCING; COMMUNITY RESTITUTION
(assigned never called to Judiciary Committee)
HB2736 DRUG OFFENSES; CLASSIFICATION
(assigned never called to Judiciary Committee)
HB2792 LANDLORDS; TENANT’S MARIJUANA USE
(never assigned)
H2828 DEPARTMENT OF MARIJUANA REGULATION
(never assigned)
SB1715: HEMP-DERIVED MANUFACTURED CANNABINOIDS; PROHIBITION
(never heard in Senate Rules)

DETAILS

HB2082: MARIJUANA; SAMPLING; ADVERTISING; SALE

No movement
House Caucus (VIDEO)
House Rules- Passed 1-31- Vote 5-3 (VIDEO)
Health & Human Services- Passed 1-24- Vote 6-3- (VIDEO)
Assigned to Health Human Services Committee 1-19-22
Department of Health Services rules for the regulation of marijuana establishments must include prohibiting a marijuana establishment retail site from providing samples of marijuana or marijuana products for on-site use and at no cost to a consumer. Marijuana establishments are prohibited from selling marijuana or marijuana products to persons who are “obviously intoxicated” (defined). Marijuana establishments and nonprofit medical marijuana dispensaries are prohibited from advertising marijuana or marijuana products to individuals who are under 21 years of age, and from sponsoring any social or cultural event or any team in an event unless all of the attendees are 21 years of age or older. Due to voter protection, this legislation requires the affirmative vote of at least 3/4 of the members of each house of the Legislature for passage.
First sponsor: Rep. Osborne (R – Dist 13)
ARS Titles Affected: 36
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HB2748 SMART AND SAFE FUND; DISTRIBUTION

House Third Read 2-23-22 Failed 39 20 1 (Video to Come)
House COW 2-23-22 Passed
House Rules 2-21-22 Passed
Military Affairs & Public Safety Passed 2-14-22- Vote 13-0-2
Modifies the distributions from the Smart and Safe Fund by adding joint powers authorities to the list of entities that receive 31.4 percent of Fund monies in proportion to the number of enrolled members in the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System. Retroactive to January 1, 2021. Due to voter protection, this legislation requires the affirmative vote of at least 3/4 of the members of each house of the Legislature for passage.
ARS Titles Affected: 36
First sponsor: Rep. Payne (R-Dist-21)
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SB1324: SMART AND SAFE FUND; DISTRIBUTION

Transmitted to House 2-24-22
Senate Final Read 2-23-22 Passed 27-1-2
Senate COW 2-17-22 Passed (as amended)
Senate COW- 2-16-22 Held
Senate Rules- 2-7-22 Passed
Senate Appropriations- Passed 2-1- Vote 6-2 (VIDEO)
Modifies the distributions from the Smart and Safe Fund by adding joint powers authorities to the list of entities that receive 31.4 percent of Fund monies in proportion to the number of enrolled members in the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System. Retroactive to January 1, 2021. Due to voter protection, this legislation requires the affirmative vote of at least 3/4 of the members of each house of the Legislature for passage.
ARS Titles Affected: 36
First sponsor: Sen. Shope (R – Dist 8)
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SB1402: RURAL MARIJUANA ESTABLISHMENTS; DUAL LICENSING

Pending Amendment (Link)
Senate COW 2-23-22 Retained
Passed Senate Rules 2-21-22
Passed Senate Health & Human Services 2-2- Vote 6-2 (VIDEO)
Assigned to Senate Health & Human Services 1-26-22
A marijuana establishment licensee is authorized to request to the Department of Health Services to become a dual licensee and be authorized to sell medical marijuana. A nonprofit medical marijuana dispensary registration certificate issued under a dual license is not counted toward the total number of nonprofit medical marijuana dispensaries authorized under any geographic requirements. A dual license cannot be split for license ownership sales or transfers. Due to voter protection, this legislation requires the affirmative vote of at least 3/4 of the members of each house of the Legislature for passage.
First sponsor: Sen. Gowan (R-Dist-14)
ARS Titles Affected: 36
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HB2007: SCHOOLS; DRUG VIOLATIONS; REPORTING OPTIONS

Presumed Dead (never assigned)
No movement
If a drug violation in a drug free school zone involves a student, a school administrator is permitted to refer the student to an appropriate program for at-risk students that is selected by the school, in lieu of the requirement to immediately report a drug violation to a peace officer.
ARS Titles Affected: 13
First sponsor: Rep. Rodriguez (D – Dist 27)
Others: Rep. Blackman (R – Dist 6)
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HB2260: MEDICAL MARIJUANA; MEDICAL CONDITIONS

Presumed Dead (never assigned)
No movement
The list of debilitating medical conditions that qualifies a person to receive a medical marijuana registry identification card is expanded to include any debilitating condition of autism spectrum disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder for veterans. A physician who provides written certification for a qualifying patient who is under 18 years of age and whose debilitating medical condition is autism is required to recommend to the qualifying patient’s designated caregiver the marijuana’s potency and quantity and the frequency of use, assess the qualifying patient on a monthly basis until the physician is satisfied that the qualifying patient is taking a stable dose for the most beneficial results, and continue to monitor the qualifying patient every six months. Due to voter protection, this legislation requires the affirmative vote of at least 3/4 of the members of each house of the Legislature for passage.
ARS Titles Affected: 36
First sponsor: Rep. Espinoza (D – Dist 19)
Others: Rep. Dalessandro (D – Dist 2)
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HB2545: MARIJUANA; SOCIAL EQUITY OWNERSHIP LICENSES

Presumed Dead (never called to Commerce Committee)
No movement
Assigned House Commerce
A licensee who holds a social equality ownership license pursuant to section 36-2854, subsection A, paragraph 1, subdivision (f) may not transfer the license within the first ten years of issuance. After the initial ten years, the licenses may transfer the license to an individual who would otherwise have qualified for an initial license as prescribed in rule by the department.
Prime Sponsor- Payne (R-Dist-21)
ARS Titles Affected: 36
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HB2548: SENTENCING; COMMUNITY RESTITUTION

Presumed Dead (never called to JudiciaryCommittee)
No movement
Assigned To House Judiciary
The minimum amount of community restitution that the court is required to order as a condition of probation for persons sentenced for specified drug offenses is reduced to 24 hours.
ARS Titles Affected: 13
First sponsor: Rep. Kaiser (R – Dist 15)
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HB2736 DRUG OFFENSES; CLASSIFICATION

Presumed Dead (never called to JudiciaryCommittee)
No movement
Assigned to House Judiciary
Reduces the criminal classification of various drug offenses. Allows municipal courts and justice courts to receive funding from the Drug Treatment and Education Fund to cover the costs of placing eligible persons in drug education and treatment programs.
ARS Titles Affected: 13
First sponsor: Melody Hernandez (D-Dist-26)
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HB2792 LANDLORDS; TENANT’S MARIJUANA USE

Presumed Dead (never assigned)
No movement
A landlord is prohibited from terminating a tenant’s rental agreement because the tenant uses marijuana.
ARS Titles Affected: 33
First sponsor: Rep. Powers Hannley (D – Dist 9)
Others: Rep. Cano (D – Dist 3)
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HB2828 DEPARTMENT OF MARIJUANA REGULATION

Presumed Dead (never assigned)
No movement
Establishes the Arizona Department of Marijuana Regulation (ADMR) for the purpose of administering the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act and statute governing the responsible adult use of marijuana. ADMR terminates on July 1, 2030. ADMR succeeds to the authority, powers, duties and responsibilities of the Department of Health Services (DHS) relating to the regulation of marijuana. Session law provides for the transfer of all administrative matters, contracts, licenses, registrations, equipment, records, other property, and personnel, on January 1, 2023. Effective January 1, 2023. Due to voter protection, this legislation requires the affirmative vote of at least 3/4 of the members of each house of the Legislature for passage.
ARS Titles Affected: 36, 41
First sponsor: Rep. Bowers (R – Dist 25)
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SB1715: HEMP-DERIVED MANUFACTURED CANNABINOIDS; PROHIBITION

Presumed Dead (never called to Senate Rules Committee)
Passed Senate Appropriations 2-22-22 Vote (VIDEO)
Senate Appropriations Tuesday, 2-8-22 2pm (Held)
For the purpose of statutes regulating marijuana, “hemp-derived manufactured psychotropic cannabinoids” (defined) are excluded from the definition of “marijuana” and “marijuana products,” and are added to the definition of “usable marijuana.” Due to voter protection, this legislation requires the affirmative vote of at least 3/4 of the members of each house of the Legislature for passage.
ARS Titles Affected: 3, 13, 36
First sponsor: Sen. Gowan (R – Dist 14)
Others: Sen. Borrelli (R – Dist 5) , Sen. Rios (D – Dist 27)
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All information can be found on azleg.gov
All information is based on Thursday 02/24/2022

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