2013 Arizona Revised Statutes
Title 42 - Taxation
§ 42-5033.01 Use of population estimates for state shared revenues; report


AZ Rev Stat § 42-5033.01 (through 1st Reg Sess 51st Leg. 2013) What's This?

42-5033.01. Use of population estimates for state shared revenues; report

A. In lieu of conducting a special census as provided by sections 28-6532 and 42-5033, before May 1, 2006:

1. A city, town or county may submit to the director of the department of revenue, the director of the department of transportation and the state treasurer its July 2005 population estimate as approved by the director of the department of economic security. On submittal, that population, plus any revisions due to annexations certified by the United States bureau of the census, shall be used for distribution of state shared tax revenues pursuant to sections 28-5808, 28-6540, 42-5029 and 43-206 to the city, town or county beginning July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2011.

2. A city, town or county may contract with the United States bureau of the census to conduct a sample survey that results in a 2005 resident population and submit the results of that survey to the director of the department of revenue, the director of the department of transportation and the state treasurer. The survey shall also report total resident population in housing units, total resident population in group quarters, total housing units and total occupied housing units for the city, town or county. On submittal, that 2005 resident population, plus any revisions due to annexations certified by the United States bureau of the census, shall be used as the base for the calculation of population estimates for 2006 through 2010 by the department of economic security and for distribution of state shared tax revenues pursuant to sections 28-5808, 28-6540, 42-5029 and 43-206 to the city, town or county beginning July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2011. Any city, town or county contracting for the survey may not exercise the option provided in paragraph 1 of this subsection.

3. A city, town or county may request the director of the department of revenue, the director of the department of transportation and the state treasurer to continue to use the 2000 United States decennial census through June 30, 2011 for distribution of state shared tax revenues pursuant to sections 28-5808, 28-6540, 42-5029 and 43-206.

B. No later than July 31, 2006, the joint legislative budget committee shall prepare a report on the use of population estimates pursuant to this section and shall include a comparison of:

1. The population estimate data produced by the department of economic security for purposes of this section with any available census data.

2. State shared revenue amounts distributed to cities, towns and counties using the special census or sample survey population data with amounts that would have been distributed using the population estimate data produced by the department of economic security for the purposes of this section.

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