Bill Text: AZ SB1007 | 2022 | Fifty-fifth Legislature 2nd Regular | Introduced


Bill Title: Technical correction; county formation; petition

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (N/A) 2021-11-15 - Prefile [SB1007 Detail]

Download: Arizona-2022-SB1007-Introduced.html

 

 

PREFILED    NOV 15 2021

REFERENCE TITLE: technical correction; county formation; petition

 

 

 

 

State of Arizona

Senate

Fifty-fifth Legislature

Second Regular Session

2022

 

 

 

SB 1007

 

Introduced by

Senator Leach

 

 

AN ACT

 

amending section 11-135, Arizona Revised Statutes; relating to Formation of counties.

 

 

(TEXT OF BILL BEGINS ON NEXT PAGE)

 


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

Section 1. Section 11-135, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:

START_STATUTE11-135. Filing of petition; review; certification of results

A. Completed petitions shall be filed with the secretary of state. All copies and counterparts of the petition shall be filed at the same time.

B. The secretary of state shall not accept the petition unless the signatures have been obtained and the petition is submitted for filing, within two hundred seventy days after the filing of the notice of intention to circulate petitions. If the petition does not meet this requirement, the petition is insufficient and the secretary of state shall file it as a public record without prejudice to the filing of a new petition and immediately notify by certified mail the person or organization proposing the new counties stating the reason for the insufficiency.

C. On receipt of a petition which meets the requirements of subsection B, the secretary of state shall immediately transmit a copy to the county recorder of each affected county with an order to examine the signatures from his the recorder's respective county within twenty days. The recorder shall compare the names of a random sampling of at least five per cent of the persons from his the county signing the petition with the county registration records and certify the results to the secretary of state.

D. After the secretary of state receives the results from all affected county recorders, he the secretary of state shall determine whether the petition is sufficient. If the petition is insufficient, the secretary of state shall immediately notify by certified mail the person or organization proposing the formation of the new counties and the clerk of the board of supervisors of each affected county stating the reason for the insufficiency and file the petition as a public record without prejudice to the filing of a new petition. If the petition is sufficient, the secretary of state shall immediately transmit copies of his certification to the person or organization proposing the new counties, the clerk of the board of supervisors of each affected county, the president of the senate, the speaker of the house of representatives, each legislator whose district is in an affected county, the attorney general and the governor.

E. A petition may not be filed under this section within three years of the date of certification of a prior petition which that included in its description of boundaries for a proposed county any territory which that is the subject of the new petition. END_STATUTE

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