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ARIZONA – Occupational Fee or Licensing Requirements that could affect your business

Issue:SB 1404 – Occupational Regulation

Affects:  Those who hold pool & spa licenses or that are involved in an aspect that is not currently licensed in their city or town.

Send comments to:  Jennifer Hatfield,jhatfield@apsp.org

Bill Summary:This measure states that a city or town may not impose any occupational fee or licensing requirement on any occupation, trade or profession if that city or town does not already impose an occupational fee or licensing requirement on that occupation, trade or profession, except that a city or town may continue to regulate any occupation, trade or profession that is subject to an occupational fee or a licensing requirement for that occupation, trade or profession on the effective date of this section. 

Under this measure, if the state imposes a new occupational fee or licensing requirement on any occupation, trade or profession that has not been previously regulated by this state but that has been regulated by the city or town, the city or town may not continue to impose any occupational fee or licensing requirement on that occupation, trade or profession on or after the effective date of the statute or rule. 

This measure defines "licensing requirement" as a rule, regulation, practice or policy that is adopted by a local licensing authority and that allows an individual to use an occupational title or work in a lawful occupation, trade or profession or a regulatory requirement that prevents an individual from using an occupational title or working in a lawful occupation, trade or profession. 

This measure defines "local licensing authority" as any city or town department, board, commission or office that has the authority to impose an occupational fee or licensing requirement on any occupation, trade or profession. 

This measure defines "occupational fee" means a fee or tax that a city or town imposes on an individual to use an occupational title or work in a lawful occupation, trade or profession.

Status:Failed upon adjournment May 3 but see HB 2532 that was similar and sent to Governor.

Current legislation: https://apps.azleg.gov/BillStatus/GetDocumentPdf/456084