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Seat belt requirement for rear seat dies in Senate committee

Posted by   /  March 21, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Legislature 2019 Regular Session  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times HB 2460 would require all occupants to be restrained. Calling the measure intrusive, a Senate panel quashed efforts to expand Arizona’s seat belt laws. Rep. Bob Thorpe, R-Flagstaff, was able to get only one member of the Committee on Health and Human Services to […]

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House passes bill to put more restrictions on voter registration

Posted by   /  March 19, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Legislature 2019 Regular Session  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times The state House voted Monday to create some new crimes for certain voter-registration activities in a move several lawmakers suggested will suppress voting, particularly by the young and minorities. HB 2616 would make it a misdemeanor to pay someone based on the number of […]

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Senate passes bill that protects political signs

Posted by   /  March 19, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Legislature 2019 Regular Session  /  No Comments

By Ben Giles | Arizona Capitol Times Arizona lawmakers voted to close a loophole in state law that protects campaign signs for candidates, but not signs for ballot measures or other issues-based campaigns. A bill sponsored by Rep. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, makes altering, damaging or removing a political sign during campaign season a Class […]

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Speculators back controversial water transfer bill in Arizona House

Posted by   /  March 16, 2019  /  Legislature 2019 Regular Session, Water  /  No Comments

  By Elizabeth Whitman | Phoenix New Times Rusty Bowers, the Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives, quietly revived a controversial bill this week that would allow private water companies to tap into groundwater in a rural county and transport it to cities and developments in central Arizona. The bill, HB 2609, applies to […]

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Private property — rezoning bill takes lopsided loss in the House

Posted by   /  March 14, 2019  /  Legislature 2019 Regular Session, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Would have changed requirements for protesting zone change RLGR Staff A House bill purported to protect private property owners from zoning changes that could affect the value of their property has been defeated 41-18. The measure sought to change current law that defines how a legal protest brought by neighboring property owners is defined. The […]

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Arizona’s GOP state senators block vote on ratifying the ERA, after spirited debate

Posted by   /  March 14, 2019  /  Legislature 2019 Regular Session  /  No Comments

  By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star A bid to force a vote on having Arizona ratify the Equal Rights Amendment faltered Wednesday when every Republican senator present refused to allow it. The 16-13 vote against suspending the rules to permit a vote on ratifying the ERA came after even […]

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Bill to repeal Arizona’s English-only law moves forward

Posted by   /  March 13, 2019  /  Education, Legislature 2019 Regular Session  /  No Comments

  By Laura Gómez | Arizona Mirror Arizona lawmakers widely support a measure that would repeal a voter-approved policy forbidding bilingual education. House Concurrent Resolution 2026, sponsored by Rep. John Fillmore, R-Apache Junction, passed 59-1 in the House of Representatives on Feb. 28, and the Senate Education Committee gave it unanimous approval Tuesday. HCR2026 would […]

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The $20M for Pinal County farmers, killed in House, is revived in Senate

Posted by   /  March 13, 2019  /  Legislature 2019 Regular Session, Water  /  No Comments

  By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services | Arizona Daily Star Rebuffed by a House panel, a Globe lawmaker convinced a Senate committee Tuesday that Pinal County farmers should get $20 million more to help drill new wells to replace Colorado River water they will give up. The 6-3 vote by the Senate Appropriations Committee […]

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[LETTER TO THE EDITOR] Equal Rights Amendment: What the Legislature gives, it can take away

Posted by   /  March 12, 2019  /  Legislature 2019 Regular Session  /  No Comments

Arizona Capitol Times (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) As long as there has been a nation there has been inequality between men and women.  The US Constitution does not prohibit discrimination. Just read the statement of the late Justice Antonin Scalia: “Certainly the Constitution does not require discrimination on the basis of […]

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Senate passes “ban the box” legislation; prison reform a ‘win-win.’ says Rose Law Group litigator Evan Bolick

Posted by   /  March 7, 2019  /  Legislature 2019 Regular Session  /  No Comments

By Jeremy Duda | Arizona Mirror The Arizona Senate passed “ban the box” legislation that would make it easier for people convicted of felonies to get jobs by limiting what prospective employers can ask about their criminal histories. Sen. Martin Quezada’s Senate Bill 1437 would prohibit private sector employers from asking job applicants about their […]

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