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AZ:Legislative Update
AzCDL | 25 April, 2013 | AZCDL

Posted on 04/27/2013 6:17:27 AM PDT by marktwain

Friday, April 19, was the last chance for bills still progressing through the legislature. If a bill didn’t make it through hearings in both chambers and, if necessary, was heard in a Conference Committee by April 19, it is effectively dead. April 23 marked the 100th day of the session, which per the Arizona Constitution, normally means the end of the session. We expect this legislature to go on longer, mainly to deal with budget issues.

Of the 17 pro-rights bills firearms bills filed this session, and despite a supposedly pro-rights majority in the legislature, only the 3 bills listed below survived. You can find the status of all the firearms related bills that AzCDL tracked this session at our Bill Tracking page.

HB 2326, which would prohibit maintaining information on a person who possesses, purchases, transfers or sells a firearm, except in the course of a law enforcement investigation, was sent to the Governor on April 25. If you would like to contact the Governor about HB 2326, she can be reached at her web page.

HB 2455, the AzCDL-requested bill that would clarify that firearms voluntarily surrendered to a state or local entity cannot be destroyed and must be sold, was also sent to the Governor on April 25. Your letter to Governor Brewer urging her to sign HB 2455 has been prepared and is waiting for you to send at AzCDL’s Legislative Action Center. If you have not already contacted the Governor about HB 2455, please do so today!

Once she receives a bill, the Governor has five days (excluding Sundays) to make a decision and she has three options. She can sign the bill, refrain from taking any action, or veto the bill. If she takes no action, the bill will still become law. If she vetoes a bill it would go back to the Legislature where a 2/3 vote is required by each chamber (House and Senate) to override her veto. Given the current makeup of the legislature, an override vote is extremely unlikely.

SCR 1015, a Resolution that the Arizona Legislature supports the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, passed out of the Legislature and was sent to the Secretary of State on April 22.

Stay tuned! As legislation progresses, we will notify you via these alerts.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
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Governor Jan Brewer has been a little wobbly lately. She has been quite good overall.
1 posted on 04/27/2013 6:17:27 AM PDT by marktwain
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What happened to Kavanagh’s SB1045? Was stuck in the Rules Committee.


2 posted on 04/27/2013 6:38:20 AM PDT by montag813
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She is pushing the Medicaid expansion. It is the Hallmark of her budget. That is not good.


3 posted on 04/27/2013 7:23:51 AM PDT by Hildy (Falling down is how you grow. Staying down is how you die.)
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The really important one of these is HB 2326, which would prohibit maintaining information on a person who possesses, purchases, transfers or sells a firearm. This is tricky as blazes, as the BATF&E requires gun stores to maintain detailed records of sales, which while the feds are not supposed to maintain permanent gun records (which they likely do anyway), there have been several instances when the BATF&E has showed up to gun stores and *illegally* demanded to copy their entire registry book. This they probably officially justify as saying they are "auditing" the gun dealer, to make sure they are explicitly and to the letter following the regulations. But they still archive the data anyway. In any event, the impact of this law will be to prevent a rogue state or local agency from compiling this data as well, likely for the purpose of turning it over to the BATF&E; as has recently happened in Missouri last month, when the state Department of Revenue asked for the information from the DMV, which had it; then Revenue immediately gave it to the feds.
4 posted on 04/27/2013 8:10:36 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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She is pushing the Medicaid expansion. It is the Hallmark of her budget. That is not good.

She has given in to the siren song of free Obama money from the District of Corruption. She will be out of office and forgotten two-three years from now when WH Clown pulls the plug on the free money for Obamacare expansion, and our next Gov will have to struggle with how to pay for it.
5 posted on 04/27/2013 8:10:57 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: marktwain

Love AZ. I visit frequently so I can feel like a free citizen again. I’ll probably retire there someday. Hope you continue to maintain your F- grade from Sarah Brady.


6 posted on 04/27/2013 9:24:08 AM PDT by barefoot_hiker
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I What happened to Kavanagh’s SB1045? Was stuck in the Rules Committee.

I do not know. I took a look, but did not find anything on it at AZCDL.

7 posted on 04/27/2013 11:50:55 AM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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