New laws going into effect in Arizona
Posted August 8
PHOENIX, AZ — Hundreds of new laws are going into effect this month in Arizona. Here's a list of some of the most notable bills recently signed by Gov. Doug Ducey.
Protects people from civil lawsuits in situations when they enter a locked, unattended vehicle to rescue a child or animal in danger.
Prohibits drivers under the age of 18 from using cellphones while driving during the first six months of having both their learner's permit and driver's license.
Prohibits the covering or obstruction of any license plate.
Prohibits government from requiring background checks on private gun sales.
Requires any physician performing an abortion to use all available means and medical skills to promote, preserve, and maintain the life of a baby who is delivered alive. SB 1367 requires the Department of Health Services to create rules concerning the minimum equipment standards and standards of care necessary to comply with the law.
Allows businesses up to 90 days to correct structural accessibility violations before a lawsuit may be filed.
Provides the University of Arizona $900,000 to bring the Mining and Mineral Museum back in operation under the university's management.
Allows public-school students to apply to the state Empowerment Scholarship Account, which provides public funds for private-school tuition, therapies and other services in education.
Protects health care providers from violating their consciences in certain contexts (e.g., abortion). The law builds on those protections by shielding health care providers from discrimination for declining to provide health care items or services that may cause or assist in causing a patient's death.
Assigns an arbitrator to settle disputes over a health care customer's surprise medical bill of $1,000 or more from an out-of-network medical provider.
Allows children in the public district schools, charter schools, day care or camp to use sunscreen without a parent's note or prescription.
Prevents professional movers from refusing to unload furniture and other goods because of a disagreement over payment. The law requires in-state moving companies to disclose all fees within a written contract.
Gives public and charter school employees the right to administer an inhaler to a student or adult in their care if the person is showing respiratory distress signs.
Click here for more information about Arizona bills.