Bill Text: AZ HB2302 | 2021 | Fifty-fifth Legislature 1st Regular | Introduced

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Bill Title: Election lawsuits; settlements; approvals

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Engrossed - Dead) 2021-03-09 - Senate read second time [HB2302 Detail]

Download: Arizona-2021-HB2302-Introduced.html




REFERENCE TITLE: election lawsuits; settlements; approvals





State of Arizona

House of Representatives

Fifty-fifth Legislature

First Regular Session





HB 2302


Introduced by

Representative Blackman





amending title 16, chapter 4, article 1, Arizona Revised Statutes, by adding section 16-410.01; relating to elections.





Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:

Section 1.  Title 16, chapter 4, article 1, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended by adding section 16-410.01, to read:

START_STATUTE16-410.01.  Election litigation; settlements; approval

A.  If a proposed settlement of an election-related civil action by the secretary of state materially affects a county recorder, The secretary of state may not settle or otherwise compromise that civil action without consulting the county recorders of this state.  A county recorder may object to the settlement based on the DIFFICULTY or IMPRACTICABILITY of the requirements of the settlement and may demonstrate or otherwise provide evidence regarding that difficulty or impracticability with respect to the county recorder.  If the county recorder's evidence is sufficient, the secretary of state's settlement may not be approved without the consent of the county recorder.

B.  A county recorder may join in any civil action prescribed by subsection a of this section.END_STATUTE