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Arizona Law Prohibits the Lending of a Contractor's License

July 20, 2011

Last October’s hail storms in the Phoenix Metro area resulted in an influx of out-of-state contractors soliciting work and using the licenses of Arizona roofing contractors. A.R.S. § 32-1154(A)(10) provides that the following conduct is unlawful: “[a]iding or abetting a licensed or unlicensed person to evade this chapter, knowingly or recklessly combining or conspiring with…

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Recall Petition RC-04-2011 Has Enough Valid Signatures

July 20, 2011

Secretary of State Ken Bennett notified Governor Jan Brewer of his determination that recall petition serial number RC-04-2011, filed by the Citizens for a Better Arizona Committee, exceeds the number of minimum signatures required by the Arizona Constitution to be placed on the ballot at the next consolidated election date that is 90 days or…

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Beware Contractors Acting As Unlicensed Insurance Adjusters

July 20, 2011

Arizona insurance law requires any person who “adjusts, investigates or negotiates settlement of claims” to have a license from the Arizona Department of Insurance.  It is not unusual for a property owner’s contractor to discuss the details of building damage with the insurance company’s adjuster, particularly when there is extensive or complex damage.  Often the…

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

June 29, 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…

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New Legislation

April 26, 2011

Governor Brewer recently signed over thirty bills into law.  Including the following key pieces of legislation: HB 2619 which imposes an employer assessment tax of $28 per employee for this year.  That assessment increases to $42 per employee in 2012; SB 1225 which increases the penalty for renting or purchasing a house for use as…

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