A new law, A.R.S. § 20-1510 will take effect in Arizona on June 30, 2023, with potential implications for dog owners and insurers:
A.R.S. § 20-1510. Homeowner's or renter's insurance; dog breeds; prohibitions; definitions
A. The breed of a dog may not be the sole factor considered or used for any of the following purposes:
1. Underwriting or actuarial processes for determining risk, liability or actual or potential losses related to claims involving dogs under a policy of insurance.
2. Questionnaires, surveys or other means of gathering information regarding ownership or possession of a dog or the presence of a dog on premises insured or to be insured under a policy of insurance.
B. For the purposes of this section:
1. "Breed" means the actual or perceived breed or mixture of breeds of a dog.
2. "Policy of insurance" means a homeowner's or renter's policy of insurance.