Complete Text For HB 2253 Announcing A Joint Study Committee On Sitgreaves County

HB 2253
Introduced by
Representative Blackman

 

AN ACT

ESTABLISHING THE JOINT STUDY COMMITTEE ON COUNTY BOUNDARIES.

(TEXT OF BILL BEGINS ON NEXT PAGE)

 


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

Section 1.  Joint study committee on county boundaries; membership; duties; report; delayed repeal

A.  The joint study committee on county boundaries is established consisting of the following members:

1.  Three members of the house of representatives who are appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives, not more than two of whom are members of the same political party.

2.  Three members of the senate who are appointed by the president of the senate, not more than two of whom are members of the same political party.

3.  Three public members who are appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives and who are knowledgeable about county boundaries and fiscal and other problems that currently exist or may exist in the future in counties as a result of county boundary changes.

4.  Three public members who are appointed by the president of the senate and who are knowledgeable about county boundaries and fiscal and other problems that currently exist or may exist in the future in counties as a result of county boundary changes.

5.  One member who is appointed by the governor.

B.  The committee shall research and report on the fiscal and related impacts of a change in the county boundary line between Apache county and Navajo county to create a new Sitgreaves county.

C.  A majority of the members of the committee constitutes a quorum.  The committee shall elect one member of the committee as chairperson.  The committee shall meet at any place deemed necessary or convenient by the chairperson.

D.  The committee may use the services of legislative staff to provide necessary administrative and operational services.

E.  On request of the committee, an agency of this state or a political subdivision of this state shall provide the committee with its services, equipment, documents, personnel and facilities to the extent possible without cost to the committee.

F.  The committee shall submit a report of its findings and recommendations to the governor, the president of the senate and the speaker of the house of representatives on or before June 30, 2021 and shall provide a copy of this report to the secretary of state.

G.  This section is repealed from and after September 30, 2022.

 

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