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Stricker Alerts 2019 Session: Native American Veterans and Rescuing Children & Animals Trapped in Vehicle

STRIKER ALERT – HB 2158: TAX SETTLEMENT; NATIVE AMERICAN VETERANS (TAX LIEN FORECLOSURES; SUBDIVISIONS; EXEMPTION)
Unexpended and unencumbered monies remaining in the Veterans’ Income Tax Settlement Fund (which was established as part of the FY2016-17 budget) revert to the general fund on June 30, 2021, instead of June 30, 2019. The Department of Veterans’ Services is permitted to accept claims for settlement payment from the Fund through December 31, 2019, instead of December 31, 2017. The Fund is repealed on January 1, 2022, instead of January 1, 2020. The dates during which a veteran had state income tax withheld from active duty military pay as part of the qualifying circumstances for settlement payment from the Fund are modified to begin on July 1, 1977, instead of September 1, 1993.
ARS Title Affected: 32
First sponsor: Rep. Shope
Signed by Governor, April 28; Chapter 215

STRIKER ALERT – HB 2494: CIVIL LIABILITY; MINORS; ANIMALS; VEHICLE (DENTAL BOARD; EXPENDITURE LIMITATION; REPEAL)
A person who uses reasonable force to enter a locked and unattended motor vehicle to remove a minor or confined “domestic animal” (defined) is not liable for damages in a civil action if the person has a good faith belief that the minor or animal is in imminent danger, determines that there is no reasonable manner in which the person can remove the minor or animal, notifies a first responder or animal control enforcement agency, does not use more force than is necessary under the circumstances, and remains with the minor or animal until the first responder arrives.
ARS Title Affected: 12
First sponsor: Rep. Carter
Passed Senate 20-7, April 5; ready for House action on Senate amendment

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