PHOENIX -- Other bills vetoed Wednesday by Gov. Doug Ducey include:
- Mandating the State Historic Preservation Office allow "supervised volunteers'' to determine if property has artifacts and human remains as a method of expediting the ability of ranchers to develop their own property. Ducey said he already has taken steps administratively to improve the process and remains open to anything that addresses the needs of everyone who is affected by historic preservation laws.
- Requiring hearings held by state agencies to use the same rules as judicial proceedings in presenting evidence. The governor said while he wants to reduce regulatory burdens on businesses and individuals he fears this measure would only complicate matters, forcing those in disputes with agencies to have to hire attorneys for what would become a much more formal proceeding.
- Giving Pima County more leeway in getting voter approval of a sports authority district. Ducey said the county already has sufficient authority and he said the law would eliminate "important protections'' for voters.
- Providing more latitude for how the Arizona Automobile Theft Authority spends money that it has. The governor said he wants a larger discussion to cut costs and make sure that "more of these dollars go to law enforcement and not to administrative overhead.''
- Repealing a law that prohibits a state employee from becoming a member of the main state pension system before the 27th week of employment. The governor said he feared the change would harm the state budget.
- Allowing the Department of Revenue to adopt a system that collects sales tax at the time a transaction is made. "I am concerned about the unintended consequences this bill could have on private industry,'' Ducey wrote.