SB1079 is a bill that amends sections 37-236, 37-237, and 37-238 of the Arizona Revised Statutes to allow the Arizona State Land Department (ASLD) to accept bids through electronic means during public auctions for the sale of state lands. The bill stipulates that ASLD is not liable for the failure of a person's electronic means or for the failure of ASLD's electronic means caused by unforeseeable events that prevent participation in the auction. Additionally, the bill prohibits appeals to the ASLD Board of Appeals based on electronic means failures for which ASLD is not responsible.

The bill also requires ASLD to adopt rules for the sale of state lands through electronic means, including ensuring internet access at auction locations, methods for bidders to demonstrate sufficient funds before auctions, and qualifications for legal bidding eligibility. ASLD must post a written report of the sale on its website. The bill allows ASLD to conduct online auctions only after the adoption of these rules and makes technical and conforming changes to the existing law. The bill becomes effective on the general effective date.

Statutes affected:
Introduced Version: 37-236, 37-237, 37-238, 37-215
Senate Engrossed Version: 37-236, 37-237, 37-238, 37-215
House Engrossed Version: 37-236, 37-237, 37-238, 37-215