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Arizona Legislature Adjourns, Does Not Impose Sales Tax on Health Clubs

Arizona adjourned its 2015 legislative session on April 2nd without enacting any new rules for health clubs in the state.

IHRSA carefully reviewed each introduced bill, searching for legislation that would impact the health club industry either positively or negatively, prepared to notify Arizona clubs when advocacy is needed. 

Heading into the 2015 session, IHRSA was ready to defend Arizona’s health clubs against the threat of a sales tax on health club services. However, after defeating a similar bill two sessions ago, this expansion of the sales tax was not considered during the session.

IHRSA also carefully monitored legislation that would regulate childcare facilities in the state to guarantee that it would not have a negative effect on your business. Like the sales tax threat, the issue did not materialize in 2015.

Finally, IHRSA sought opportunities to advance legislation that would promote healthy living and incentivize joining a health club. We will continue to look for opportunities in the upcoming session.

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