Bill HB2522- Pam's Law

HB2522 aims to change certain sections of Arizona law related to traffic violations.  Below you will find:

  • House of Representatives JPS Committee hearing on the bill
  • The house bill (HB2522), and the proposed changes
  • Amendments to the bill presented by Petersen and Kavanagh

Live video of the House of Representatives JPS Committee Hearing on Pam's Law

Pamela's mother speaks about why these changes in the law are so important.

See the representatives speak their minds as they vote on HB2522.

Pam's Law- the details. Click here to see an enlarged view of HB2522, or read the bill below. (Amendments are below the bill)

The following floor amendments (below) were adopted in Senate COW on 3/26/18.

Sen. Petersen added a $100,000 cap to restitution and Sen. Kavanagh’s amendment re-wrote the relevant portion of the statute(s) (both death and injury) related to an individual having their license suspended for a specific purpose. The changes also clarified when a violation is a Class 3 felony.

“THE PERSON’S DRIVING PRIVILEGE IS SUSPENDED PURSUANT TO SECTION  28-4141 FOR FAILURE TO PROVIDE PROOF OF FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY REQUIRED  BY SECTION 28-3319 FOR A VIOLATION OF CHAPTER 4, ARTICLE 3 OF THIS TITLE."

 Petersen amendment: https://apps.azleg.gov/BillStatus/GetDocumentPdf/460958

  • Implements a $100,000 cap on restitution awarded for causing serious physical injury or death by a moving violation.

Kavanagh amendmenthttps://apps.azleg.gov/BillStatus/GetDocumentPdf/460957

  1. Adds a qualifying factor for causing serious injury by use of a vehicle or causing death by use of a vehicle for a person whose driver license is suspended for noncompliance with the proof of future financial responsibility requirement following a driving under the influence (DUI) violation.
  2. Classifies the penalty for causing death by use of a vehicle as a class 3 felony if the driver’s driver license was suspended for a DUI violation or for noncompliance with the proof of future financial responsibility requirement following a DUI violation.
  3. Makes conforming changes.