SB1063 amends Arizona Revised Statutes section 16-1019, changing the legal protections for political signs. The bill extends the period during which it is a class 2 misdemeanor to tamper with political signs from 45 days before an election to 71 days before any election, and maintains the protection until 15 days after the election. This applies to signs for candidates who advance from the primary to the general election, as well as signs supporting or opposing ballot measures, questions, or issues for the specific election they are scheduled to appear in.

The bill also defines "primary election" and "general election" within the context of the statute and makes conforming changes to align with these definitions. It removes previous language that limited the protections to primary and general elections, expanding them to any election in Arizona. The bill becomes effective on the general effective date.

Statutes affected:
Introduced Version: 16-1019
Senate Engrossed Version: 16-1019
House Engrossed Version: 16-1019
Chaptered Version: 16-1019