The Arizona Court of Appeals brings clarity to the abortion confusion in the state. By harmonizing the Territorial statute from 1864 and the so-called 15 week statute from 2022, it is determined that physicians can not be prosecuted for performing abortions through the first 15 weeks of pregnancy.
Other laws taking effect as of January 1st include:
The minimum wage statewide has increased to $13.85, except in Flagstaff where the minimum wage is $16.80.
At the end of 2022, Governor Ducey accelerated the implementation of a flat state income tax, which now makes the tax 2.5% for everyone.
Up till January 1st, if you were submitting an employment or loan application which asked whether you were convicted of a crime, you were required to disclose any convictions. Now, in certain instances, arrests and/or criminal records can be sealed, if approved by the court, and convictions do not need to be revealed.
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