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New Laws & Implementation Guidelines
New Laws Report
Every year the Arizona State Legislature passes hundreds of bills and sends them to the Governor. If a bill is not vetoed by the Governor, the bill is enacted into law. The League of Arizona Cities and Towns reviews all of the new laws passed during the legislative session and checks each law for potential impact to municipalities. The laws identified as having a potential impact to local governments are summarized and compiled into an annual publication, the New Laws Report.

This report is designed to assist municipal officials and staff with the myriad of new laws enacted each year by providing a brief summary of each law, as well as any other information specified in the bill. Although every attempt is made to ensure the accuracy of the summaries, we suggest a review of the full law before enforcement or implementation.


Implementation Guidelines

HB 2371 - Mobile food vending model ordinance (Laws 2018, Chapter 286)
HB 2371 established a statewide food and health safety licensing standards for mobile food vending operations, intended specifically for food trucks. Of interest to cities and towns are the provisions of the new law that standardize the local regulation of food truck operations, including provisions related to use of public parking spaces, required fire and safety inspections, operations on private property and required spacing distances from existing bricks-and-mortar restaurants, among others.
View the document.

HB 2365 - Wireless facilities in the right-of-way (Laws 2017, Chapter 124)

The legislature enacted HB 2365 wireless facilities; rights-of-way that allows wireless providers to install and operate small cells and related equipment in city and town rights-of-way and public easements, excluding deployment in areas outside of the right-of-way, on private easements or on electric distribution poles. This document provides a summary and information for cities and towns to implement this new state law.
View the document.

Summary of changes made by HB 2593 (Chapter 98, Laws of 2013)
The 2013 legislature passed HB 2593 which makes changes to the amount of money that candidates for office can receive from individuals and political groups. The changes that apply to municipal elections are summarized in this memo.
View the document.

Supplemental Benefit Program for Public Safety Employees
As required by HB 2643 from the 2012 Legislative Session
View the document.

SB1525 (Development Impact Fees) Implementation Tools
View a Model Development Impact Fee Ordinance.
View: Model Development Impact Fee Staff Report; Queen Creek, 2014

Please consider these only as a suggested framework for your own city or town and feel free to customize them as necessary.