Bill Text: AZ SB1544 | 2022 | Fifty-fifth Legislature 2nd Regular | Introduced


Bill Title: Arizona criminal justice commission; membership

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2022-02-01 - Senate read second time [SB1544 Detail]

Download: Arizona-2022-SB1544-Introduced.html

 

 

 

REFERENCE TITLE: Arizona criminal justice commission; membership

 

 

 

 

State of Arizona

Senate

Fifty-fifth Legislature

Second Regular Session

2022

 

 

 

SB 1544

 

Introduced by

Senators Quezada: Gonzales, Terán; Representatives Andrade, Hernandez M

 

 

AN ACT

 

amending section 41-2404, Arizona Revised Statutes; relating to the arizona criminal justice commission.

 

 

(TEXT OF BILL BEGINS ON NEXT PAGE)

 


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

Section 1. Section 41-2404, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:

START_STATUTE41-2404. Arizona criminal justice commission; members; compensation; terms; meetings

A. The Arizona criminal justice commission is established consisting of the following members:

1. The attorney general or the attorney general's designee.

2. The director of the department of public safety or the director's designee.

3. The director of the state department of corrections or the director's designee.

4. Fourteen Seventeen members who are appointed by the governor or their designees.  No Not more than seven nine of these members may be from the same political party.

5. The administrative director of the courts or the director's designee.

6. The chairman of the board of executive clemency or the chairman's designee.

B. The members who are appointed pursuant to subsection A, paragraph 4 of this section shall include at least one police chief, one county attorney and one county sheriff from a county with a population of one million five hundred thousand or more persons, one police chief, one county attorney and one county sheriff from a county with a population equal to or greater than eight hundred thousand persons but fewer than one million five hundred thousand persons and one police chief, one county attorney and one county sheriff from counties with a population of fewer than eight hundred thousand persons.  The remaining members shall include one law enforcement leader, one former judge, one mayor, one member of a county board of supervisors, and one chief probation officer, one person who leads an indigent defense agency, one person who leads a private nonprofit juvenile justice organization and one psychiatrist or psychologist who is licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 13, 17 or 19.1 and who has experience working in the criminal justice system.

C. Members who are appointed pursuant to subsection A, paragraph 4 of this section shall serve for terms of two years terminating on the convening of the first regular session of the legislature.  Any appointive member who ceases to be a member of the body the member represents on the commission is deemed to have resigned.  Appointments to fill a vacancy shall be made in the same manner as the original appointment.

D. The commission shall meet and organize by electing from among its membership such officers as are deemed necessary or advisable.  The commission shall meet at least once during each calendar quarter and additionally as the chairman deems necessary, and a majority of the members constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business.

E. Members of the commission are not eligible to receive compensation but are eligible for reimbursement of expenses pursuant to title 38, chapter 4, article 2. END_STATUTE

Sec. 2. Terms of additional members of the Arizona criminal justice commission

A. Notwithstanding section 41-2404, Arizona Revised Statutes, as amended by this act, the terms of additional members of the Arizona criminal justice commission are:

1. One term ending January 11, 2023.

2. Two terms ending January 10, 2024.

B. The governor shall make all subsequent appointments as prescribed by statute.

feedback