Most of The 357 Bills Passed in Arizona During the 2011 Legislative Session Take Effect July 20, 2011

The 2011 Regular Legislative Session adjourned on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 after 100 days.  During that time, 1,350 bills were introduced along with 146 memorials and resolutions.  Although 386 bills passed, 29 were vetoed for a total of 357 bills enacted.

Most of these bills will take effect on July 20, 2011. The Arizona Constitution states that the acts of the Legislature are not effective until 90 days after the final adjournment.  The 91st day after adjournment is the general effective date; however, there are certain exemptions for appropriations, bills with an emergency clause and tax and fee increases.

The Arizona State Bar’s Government Relations webpage www://azbar.org/sectionsandcommittees/governmentrelations provides a list of bills by A.R.S. Section and Chapter Number for all legislation that was enacted during the First Regular Session.  A list of legislation passed by specific Code Title with a link to each chaptered bill is also included.