SB 1241

Senate Bill (SB) 1241: AHCCCS; contractors; providers (S/E: energy measuring and reporting; prohibition)

Sponsor: Representative Petersen

Overview: The strike everything amendment to SB 1241 prohibits a municipality from requiring an owner, operator or tenant of a business, commercial building or multifamily housing property to measure and report energy usage and consumption and from imposing a tax, fee, assessment charge or return deposit for auxiliary containers.

League Position: OPPOSE - The League opposes the amendment as it preempts local decision making.

Summary: The strike everything amendment to SB 1241 prohibits a municipality from requiring an owner, operator or tenant of a business, commercial building or multifamily housing property to measure and report energy usage and consumption. The amendment also prohibits a municipality from imposing a tax, fee, assessment charge or return deposit for auxiliary containers, including reusable bags, disposable bags, boxes, beverage cans, bottles, cups and containers made of cloth, plastic, extruded polystyrene, glass, aluminum, cardboard or other similar materials.

Updates

04/13/15: signed by governor. Chapter 271, Laws 2015.

04/02/15: Senate concurred in House amendments and passed on final reading 19-11; ready for governor.

03/31/15: passed House 37-23; ready for Senate action on House amendments.

03/26/15: House COW approved with amendment and floor amendment. Short title change.

03/25/15: from House rules okay. Retained on House COW calendar

03/19/15: from House com with amendment.

03/18/15: The House Commerce Committee passed the strike everything amendment by a vote of 5-3. The bill moves to the Rules Committee.