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Feb 8, 2023

Chaplik pushes bill to require businesses to accept cash

Republican Rep. Joseph Chaplik of Scottsdale wants to be sure that Arizonans don't get turned away from businesses in the state because they want to use "legal tender'' or cash to pay.

Mar 16, 2021

House panel advances bill to restrict short-term rentals

Rejecting claims the measure amounts to little more than window dressing, a House panel voted Tuesday to give local governments more power to regulate short-term vacation rentals. But just a bit.

Feb 20, 2019

Committees advance competing car-sharing bills

House and Senate committees approved competing proposals to regulate car sharing in Arizona, with lawmakers split on how to tax the emerging industry.

Feb 19, 2019

Bill to keep lottery winners anonymous gains panel’s approval

Republicans on a House panel advanced Rep. Nancy Barto’s bill on a 5-3 vote Tuesday. If approved and signed into law, gamblers with winnings of $100,000 or more would be allowed to request that their identity be kept a secret.

Feb 18, 2015

Payday lenders seek to bring back another high-interest loan

Seven years after Arizonans voted to end payday lending, some of the same players are back, seeking new state permission to offer yet another form of high-interest loans.

Feb 5, 2015

Tesla a step closer to selling cars from Arizona stores

Electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors has moved a step closer to selling vehicles directly to consumers at Arizona stores.

Feb 11, 2014

AZ Lawmaker: Small Business Bill of Rights would rein in regulators

Calling it a response to state regulators bullying small businesses, a lawmaker wants to require agencies to list owners’ rights on their websites and present them prior to any investigation.

Feb 20, 2013

House panel OKs bill requiring warrants for drones

An Arizona House panel has given initial approval to a bill requiring state and local law enforcement agencies to get search warrants before using unmanned aircraft to gather evidence in a civil or criminal case.