Bill Text: AZ HB2346 | 2022 | Fifty-fifth Legislature 2nd Regular | Introduced

Bill Title: Veterinary medical examining board; membership

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2022-01-24 - House read second time [HB2346 Detail]

Download: Arizona-2022-HB2346-Introduced.html




REFERENCE TITLE: veterinary medical examining board; membership





State of Arizona

House of Representatives

Fifty-fifth Legislature

Second Regular Session





HB 2346


Introduced by

Representative Payne





amending section 32-2202, Arizona Revised Statutes; relating to veterinarians.





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

Section 1. Section 32-2202, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:

START_STATUTE32-2202. Board members; appointment; terms; qualifications; officers; compensation

A. There shall be an Arizona state veterinary medical examining board consisting of nine eleven members who are appointed by the governor pursuant to section 38-211.

B. Each member shall serve for a term of four years. A member shall not serve more than two full terms. After notice and a hearing before the governor, a member of the board may be removed on a finding by the governor of continued neglect of duty, incompetence or unprofessional or dishonorable conduct. The term of any member automatically ends on the member's written resignation submitted to the board or to the governor.

C. The board membership shall be as follows:

1. Five members shall be who are licensed veterinarians, who have an established practice location in this state or are employed by a university or a political subdivision of the this state and who have resided and practiced in the this state for at least five years immediately preceding appointment. , no Not more than three of whom these members shall be from the same veterinary college. At least one of these members must be a veterinary surgeon specialist.

2. Three Five members shall who are not be veterinarians, two representing of whom represent the general public and one representing of whom represents the livestock industry.

3. One member shall be who is a certified veterinary technician who has held the designation for at least five years, is currently employed in the veterinary field in this state and has practiced and resided in this state for at least five years immediately preceding appointment.

d. Except as provided in subsection g of this section, a person who has been convicted of a violation of any provision of this chapter is ineligible for appointment as a board member.

D. e. The board shall elect a chairman chairperson and such other officers as it deems necessary. The term of each officer shall be one year ending June 30 or until the officer's successor is elected and qualifies.

E. f. Each member of the board shall receive compensation at a rate of not exceeding one hundred dollars more than $100 for each day engaged in the service of the board.

F. g. The governor may appoint a person to the board who has previously been sanctioned pursuant to section 32-2233, subsection B. END_STATUTE

Sec. 2. Retention of members

Notwithstanding section 32-2202, Arizona Revised Statutes, as amended by this act, all persons serving as members of the Arizona state veterinary medical examining board on the effective date of this act may continue to serve until the expiration of their normal terms. The governor shall make all subsequent appointments as prescribed by statute.