Bill Text: AZ SB1491 | 2013 | Fifty-first Legislature 1st Regular | Engrossed

Bill Title: 20132014; environment; budget reconciliation

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 4-0)

Status: (Engrossed - Dead) 2013-06-05 - Referred to House APPROP Committee [SB1491 Detail]

Download: Arizona-2013-SB1491-Engrossed.html




Senate Engrossed





State of Arizona


Fifty-first Legislature

First Regular Session










making an appropriation; making a transfer; relating to environment budget reconciliation.





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

Section 1.  Arizona water protection fund; use; fiscal year 2013‑2014

Notwithstanding section 45‑2114, Arizona Revised Statutes, in fiscal year 2013‑2014, the Arizona water protection fund commission may grant to the department of water resources up to $336,000 of the unobligated balance in the Arizona water protection fund established by section 45‑2111, Arizona Revised Statutes, to pay for administrative costs of the department in fiscal year 2013‑2014.

Sec. 2.  Off-highway vehicle recreation fund; use

Notwithstanding section 28-1176, Arizona Revised Statutes, the Arizona state parks board may spend up to $692,100 from the Arizona state parks board portion of the off-highway vehicle recreation fund in fiscal year 2013-2014 for parks board operating expenses.

Sec. 3.  Underground storage tank assurance account; transfer of monies; uses

Notwithstanding any other law, the administrative cap established in section 49-1051, subsection B, paragraphs 2 and 3, Arizona Revised Statutes, is suspended for fiscal year 2013-2014, and the department of environmental quality may transfer a combined total of $6,531,000 from the assurance account of the underground storage tank revolving fund and the regulated substance fund established by section 49‑1015.01, Arizona Revised Statutes, for administrative costs of the department.

Sec. 4.  Water resources fees; intent; exemption from rule making

A.  Notwithstanding any other law, the director of the department of water resources may increase fees in fiscal year 2013‑2014 for services in fiscal year 2013‑2014.

B.  Monies received from any fees collected pursuant to subsection A of this section shall be deposited in the water resources fund established by section 45‑117, Arizona Revised Statutes.

C.  It is the intent of the legislature that the revenue generated by the fees collected pursuant to subsection A of this section shall not exceed $100,200.

D.  The department of water resources is exempt from the rule making requirements of title 41, chapter 6, Arizona Revised Statutes, for the purpose of establishing fees pursuant to this section until July 1, 2014.

Sec. 5.  Use of risk management revolving fund

In addition to the purposes specified in section 41-622, Arizona Revised Statutes, of the monies appropriated in the general appropriations act for fiscal year 2013-2014 to the department of administration from the risk management revolving fund, $80,000 may be used in fiscal year 2013-2014 to allow the Arizona navigable stream adjudication commission to pay one-time unpaid obligations relating to legal fees.

Sec. 6.  Appropriation reduction; water quality assurance revolving fund

Notwithstanding section 49‑282, Arizona Revised Statutes, the appropriation from the state general fund to the water quality assurance revolving fund for fiscal year 2013‑2014 shall not exceed $7,000,000.