Legislative Summary and Updates

Legislative Activity

Child Safety Booster Seat HB2154
Ignition Interlock Devices Statute

How to Contact Your  Elected Officials

Arizona Legislature
How Do I Find My Legislators?

Bill Process

Legislative switchboard in Phoenix:  1-800-352-8404

Cars Behind Bars (New Impound Law)

Impoundment Statute
Vehicle Release Statute

GOHS has pursued and supported legislative initiatives on numerous highway safety issues in conjunction with the Governor's Office. The most important since 1995 have been:

  • Aggressive Driver statute, the first such law in the nation to be enacted with reference to this dangerous practice
  • Repeat Offenders - DUI legislation
  • Extreme DUI - definition and penalties .18 BAC
  • Open Containers in Vehicles - expanded criteria
  • Repeal of the Affirmative Defense DUI Loophole
  • Mandatory Interlock Devices for First Repeat Offenders and Extreme DUI
  • Graduated Drivers License - provisional license for under 18 drivers
  • Definition change on mandated Child Safety Seats under the age of five - no weight mention
  • Red Light Running fine enhancement
  • Lowering of Extreme DUI BAC to .15 BAC
  • Double the fines in State highway work zones when workers present