In The Sharing Economy, Arizona Leads The Nation

News Release

May 12, 2016

PHOENIX – Arizona is leading the nation in embracing the Sharing Economy – modernizing our laws to make life easier for citizens utilizing new, convenient services, and allowing innovative business models to succeed.

Governor Doug Ducey today signed three bills to update state laws to reflect the needs of today’s Arizonans.

  • HB 2652: While other states punish companies for utilizing independent contractors, Arizona will give new start-ups the freedom to choose how to structure their business model — a vital issue in the Sharing Economy. HB 2652 gives certainty to online platforms operating in our state. 

  • SB 1350: Arizona recognizes that in order for the sharing economy to thrive, government needs to adjust and innovate. This bill empowers companies to pay taxes on behalf of their customers, a big issue for homesharing participants. 

  • SB 1524: Regulations should come from lawmakers – not bureaucrats – and only when absolutely necessary. As the economy innovates, this bill will ensure that regulators can’t rush to action and hamper entrepreneurism by applying antiquated regulations to new, evolving ways of doing business. 

“It’s time for our laws to get with the times,” said Governor Ducey. “The sharing economy offers people great services at the tip of their finger and the click of an app. Now, Arizona leads the nation in embracing the Sharing Economy, including the growing homesharing industry. We are committed to doing everything we can to support 21st-century companies that employ Arizonans, advance the way we do business and improve the way we live. I thank Rep. Jill Norgaard, Senator Debbie Lesko, and Senator Steve Smith for making the sharing economy a priority this session.”