Legislation signed by the governor

The legislature has passed over seventy pieces of legislation to the office of the Governor so far this session; none have been vetoed. The legislations include including increasing requirements for sex offenders, a World War II Memorial, and a bill which designates March 12th of every year as Girl Scouts of the United States of America Day.

H.B. 2048 exempts county officers from filing appointments with the office of the county recorder and repeals legislation that requires a county recorder to keep a blotter. Prohibits a nonconsensual lien from being recorded unless accompanied by a court order.

A.R.S. § 11-472 currently requires the County Recorder to keep a blotter—a book—to document information on every appointmnet and instrument filed in the county, but that has since been replaced with an electronic index. The bill was signed by the Governor.

H.B. 2019
would change the sex offender registration law concerning sex offenders with more than one address. The change in A.R.S. 13-3821 and 13-3822 would require sex offenders to provide appropriate law enforcement a description and physical location of any temporary residence and within 90 days register as a transient with the County Sheriff if they are physically present in their jurisdiction.

S.B. 1147 expands the definition of sexually violent offense to include attempts to commit a sexually violent offense in another jurisdiction. Such acts include indecent exposure to a person under 15 years old, public sexual indecency to a minor, sexual conduct with a minor, sexual assault, molestation of a child or continuous sexual abuse of a child. Acts such as burglary and kidnapping may be classified sexually violent offenses if the motivation for the crime were sexually motivated.

S.B. 1126 Authorizes the Department of Administration, in accordance with statute, to provide for the placement of a memorial in Wesley Bolin Plaza that is dedicated to the memory of the commencement of WWII at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 and the signing of the surrender by Japan on September 2, 1945. The memorial would be paid for by individual contributions. If the Secretary of State expends money from any source other than contributions, he will be required to pay back the money from contributions as soon as practicable.

H.B. 2356 is an emergency measure that expands the definition of dangerous drugs to include specific chemical compounds that compose “bath salts.” The bill expands the definition of dangerous drugs to include 7 chemical compounds that compose “bath salts” and expands the definition of schedule IV drugs to include 7 chemical compounds that compose “bath salts.”

H.B. 2640 removes the limitations on magazine capacity of any firearm used for hunting purposes. It does not change the type of ammunition. For example, one cannot use ammunition designed for military use.