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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 didnt 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 AzCDLs 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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What happened to Kavanagh’s SB1045? Was stuck in the Rules Committee.
She is pushing the Medicaid expansion. It is the Hallmark of her budget. That is not good.
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.
I do not know. I took a look, but did not find anything on it at AZCDL.