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Governor Ducey Vetoes 22 Bills; Calls On Legislature To Pass A Budget

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  • Governor Ducey wants the Legislature to pass a state budget
  • Governor Ducey has already signed more bills this session than he has any other session since taking office in 2015
  • On Friday, Governor Ducey vetoed 22 bills
  • He also announced he would not be signing any bills until the budget is passed and sent to him
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Governor Ducey Will Not Be Signing Any More Bills Until The Budget Reaches His Desk

PHOENIX — Governor Doug Ducey today vetoed 22 bills sitting on his desk, and called on the state Legislature to work together to pass a state budget. Governor Ducey has already signed more bills this session than he has any other session since taking office in 2015, and in his veto letter, the Governor said he will not be signing any additional bills until a budget reaches his desk.

“This weekend marks one month until the end of the fiscal year, and Arizonans are counting on us to work together and pass a budget that provides certainty for taxpayers and citizens,” Governor Ducey said. “Until that happens, I do not intend on signing any additional bills transmitted by the Legislature.”

“On the table is a budget agreement that makes responsible and significant investments in K-12 education, higher education, infrastructure and local communities, all while delivering historic tax relief to working families and small businesses,” he continued. “June will be a very important month. I look forward to partnering with legislative leadership to focus on what matters and pass a budget.”

The budget being considered by the Legislature includes a historic tax reform package that provides tax relief for working families, small businesses, veterans and charitable nonprofits. It includes significant investments in areas like K-12 education, higher education and infrastructure. 


The veto letter: 


Summary of Bills Vetoed by Governor Ducey

SB 1022 Senator Townsend, LD 16 Replaces references to the term product of human conception with the term unborn child in relation to disposition transit permits. 



SB 1030 Senator Barto, LD 15 Repeals the PSRB, and beginning July 1, 2023, grants the court the exclusive supervisory jurisdiction over all persons who are currently under the supervision of the PSRB. 



SB 1074 Senator Livingston, LD 22 Requires the certified public accountant (CPA) or auditor to present audit results to certain members within 90 days after a statutory audit and outlines requirements for training of certain employees.



SB 1119 Senator Gowan, LD 14 Requires the Department of Law to review an executive order for its constitutionality and whether the state should seek an exemption, upon the request of the Legislature, either house of the Legislature or any member of the Legislature.



SB 1121 Senator Gowan, LD 14 Outlines requirements for security, packaging and labeling of marijuana and marijuana products.



SB 1127 Senator Gowan, LD 14 Modifies the classifications for excessive speed and waste of finite resources.



SB 1135 Senator Barto 15,  State control over private schools Nothing in this title shall be construed to provide the state board of education or the governing boards of school districts WITH control or supervision over private schools.



SB 1176 Senator Kerr, LD 13 Requires the Department of Economic Security (DES) to implement a Produce Incentive Program (Program).



SB 1215 Senator Borrelli, LD 5 Exempts, under specified conditions, containers of spirituous liquor for delivery from prescribed labeling requirements.



SB 1408 Senator Petersen, LD 12 Requires the Department of Health Services (DHS) to provide grant monies from the Medical Marijuana Fund (Fund) for research on the correlation of marijuana use and mental illness. Transfers monies from the Fund in FY 22 for specified purposes. Requires DHS to develop a warning label to be affixed to the packaging of marijuana. Contains a proposition 105 clause.



SB 1514 Senator Livingston, LD 22 Requires the Arizona Department of Housing (ADOH) to provide emergency shelter beds in western Maricopa County to shelter and service homeless seniors who are at least 55 years old.



SB 1526 Senator Navarrete, LD 30 Allows a prisoner is to receive a certificate when the prisoner successfully completes a training program to work in a specific field or trade. Makes changes to health and medical services offered to female inmates.



SB 1635 Senator Gray, LD 21 Reviser’s Technical Corrections; 2021 



SB 1716 Senator Barto, LD 15 Outlines information that must be included in the Arizona State Hospital (ASH) financial and programmatic report. Establishes the Joint Legislative Psychiatric Hospital Review Council (Council).



HB 2001 Representative Cobb, LD5 Creates a corporate tax credit for the donation of real property to a school district or charter school.



HB 2070 Representative Cobb, LD5 Creates a corporate tax credit for the donation of real property to a school district or charter school.



HB 2296 Representative Payne, LD 21 Modifies requirements relating to restricted driver licenses and certified reports issued for an arrest of driving under the influence (DUI). Requires traffic survival school instruction courses to include information related to aggressive driving and be offered and completed only in person unless the Governor declares a state of emergency.



HB 2303 Representative Friese, LD 9 Requires the Arizona Department of Health Services (DHS), beginning January 1, 2023, to conduct proficiency testing and remediate problems with independent third-party laboratories and marijuana testing facilities.



HB 2414 Representative Friese, LD 9 Allows the Arizona Department of Health Services (DHS) to perform unannounced inspections of a nonprofit medical marijuana dispensary (dispensary). Establishes a license renewal date for dual licensees.



HB 2554 Representative Weninger, LD 17 Requires political party challengers and representatives at polling places to be registered to vote in Arizona. Classifies, as a class 6 felony, knowingly impersonating any election official, political party challenger or political party representative.



HB 2674 Representative Bowers, LD 25 Modifies sex offender registration termination requirements and permits additional offenders to apply for termination.



HB 2792 Representative Hoffman, LD 12 Specifies that a county recorder or other election officer may not deliver or mail an early ballot to a person who has not requested an early ballot for that election.


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