House Bill 2035 allows counties to enter into agreements with local universities in order to make special taxing districts around the university. The money collected in those special taxing districts are designated to help the local university pay for improvements to existing athletic facilities or build new facilities. The taxing district cannot go beyond the border of the property owned by the university.
On March 4, 2010 the full House approved HB 2035 on a 42-13 vote, four members did not vote on the proposal.
Pima County House Delegation Vote on HB 2035:
- David Bradley (D) – Yes
- Olivia Cajero Bedford (D) – Yes
- Steve Farley (D) – Yes
- David Gown (R) – Yes
- Matt Heinz (D) – Yes
- Phil Lopes (D) – Yes
- Daniel Patterson (D) – Yes
- Vic Williams ( R) – Yes
- Nancy Young Wright ( D) – Yes