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49-1202. Water infrastructure finance authority of Arizona; board; water supply development fund committee; violation; classification

A. The water infrastructure finance authority of Arizona is established. A board of directors shall govern the authority. The board of directors consists of:

1. The director of environmental quality, or the director's representative, who serves as chairman.

2. The director of the department of commerce or the director's representative.

3. The state treasurer or the treasurer's representative.

4. One member who is appointed by the governor to represent municipalities with populations of fifty thousand persons or more.

5. One member who is appointed by the governor to represent municipalities with populations of less than fifty thousand persons from a county with a population of less than five hundred thousand persons.

6. One member who is appointed by the governor to represent counties with populations of five hundred thousand persons or more.

7. One member who is appointed by the governor to represent sanitary districts in counties with populations of less than five hundred thousand persons.

8. The director of water resources or the director's representative.

9. The chairman of the Arizona corporation commission or the chairman's representative.

10. One member who is appointed by the governor from a public water system that serves five hundred persons or more.

11. One member who is appointed by the governor from a public water system that serves fewer than five hundred persons.

12. One member who is appointed by the governor to represent Indian tribes.

B. The water supply development fund committee of the authority is established. The committee consists of:

1. The director of water resources, or the director's representative, who serves as chairperson of the committee.

2. The director of environmental quality, or the director's representative, who serves as vice-chairperson of the committee.

3. The chairman of the corporation commission or the chairman's representative.

4. The state treasurer or the treasurer's representative.

5. One member who is appointed by the governor to represent municipalities with populations of fifty thousand persons or more but less than one hundred thousand persons.

6. One member who is appointed by the governor to represent municipalities with populations of less than fifty thousand persons from a county with a population of less than five hundred thousand persons.

7. One member who is appointed by the governor to represent counties with populations of less than eight hundred thousand persons.

8. One member who is appointed by the governor to represent counties with populations of eight hundred thousand persons or more but less than one million five hundred thousand persons.

9. One member who is appointed by the governor to represent counties with populations of one million five hundred thousand persons or more.

10. One member who is appointed by the governor to represent cities with populations of more than one hundred thousand persons in counties with populations of more than one million persons.

11. One member who is appointed by the governor from a public service corporation that serves one thousand eight hundred fifty persons or more.

12. One member who is appointed by the governor from a public water system that serves fewer than one thousand eight hundred fifty persons.

13. One member who is appointed by the governor to represent Indian tribes.

C. Members of the board and the committee who are appointed by the governor serve at the governor's pleasure and serve staggered five year terms. Members of the board and the committee are not eligible to receive compensation for their services but are eligible for reimbursement for travel and other expenses pursuant to title 38, chapter 4, article 2. Members of the board and the committee are public officers for purposes of title 38, and the authority and the committee are public bodies for purposes of title 38, chapter 3, article 3.1.

D. Members of the board shall not have any direct or indirect personal financial interest in any clean water or drinking water project financed under this article. Members of the committee shall not have any direct or indirect personal financial interest in any water supply development project financed under this article. For the purposes of this subsection, a member of the board or the committee who is a full-time employee of a participant in or applicant for a loan does not have a direct or indirect personal financial interest in a project. A violation of this subsection is a class 1 misdemeanor.

E. The department of environmental quality shall provide clerical support and office and meeting space to the board.

F. The department of water resources shall provide technical assistance to the committee as requested by the committee.