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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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Northeast Justice Courts Set to Run Paperless Document Management

March 29, 2011

The Courts are launching new electronic filing and document management systems.  Beginning in July 2011, the Northeast Judicial District Justice Courts, comprised of the Moon Valley, Desert Ridge, McDowell Mountain, and Dreamy Draw Justice Courts, will launch a pilot program for electronic filing and document management.  The program consists of AZTurboCourt, which is a web-based…

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Senate Bill to Allow Corporate Publications via Corporation Commission Website

March 28, 2011

A new bill proposed by the 2011 State Senate would eliminate the current requirements that certain filings with the Arizona Corporation Commission be published in local papers of general circulation.  Instead, publication may be attained simply by the Arizona Corporation Commission posting the information on its website.  Here is the text of the bill.  This…

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Proposed New Law Requires Beneficiary Tracing as Prerequisite to Foreclosure

March 28, 2011

The 2011 State Senate has authored a bill that would require, as a pre-condition to conducting a non-judicial foreclosure via a trustee’s sale, that where the beneficiary as of the sale date is not the same as the beneficiary on the origination date (i.e., the date the deed of trust was issued), a separate summary…

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New House Bill Adds Requirements for Notice of Trustee's Sales

March 28, 2011

HB2626 proposes to amend the law pertaining to trustee’s sale to include, as an additional requirement, that the Notice state that the trustee has the right to postpone the sale one or more times and that upon request the trustee shall advise interested parties of the rescheduled date and time of the trust sale.   See…

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