Sunday, April 12, 2015

The coming crAZy days in Il Duce's throne room

FYI (from azleg.gov web site): "After Bill is received by Governor having been passed by both House and Senate, the Governor may sign Bill or allow Bill to become law without his signature if he takes no action during next five days (or ten days after adjournment). Then Bill becomes law - a part of the Arizona Revised Statutes." (See also this flow chart.)

The 10 days are 10 working days according to legislators I spoke with yesterday afternoon at the DCSRA program. That puts the witching hour at 3:34 AM on the 17th.

Here are bills I am tracking that, as far as I know, are still awaiting action by Dicey Ducey, Il Duce. Only the last one on the list has a good outcome for AZ (REAL ID to avoid our own do-not-fly list).

The list has been updated with the dates (from azleg.gov) that the bills were sent to the Governor's office.

Let's promote ill health for AZ: HB2643 (Apr 6) prohibits the state and all political subdivisions from using any personnel or financial resources to enforce, administer, or cooperate with the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

AZ should secede from the union: HB2175 (Apr 1) HB asserts and claims rights-of-way across public lands for the state, HB2176 (Apr 1) requires the US to relinquish all constitutionally nonenumerated federal land within Arizona, HB2318 (Mar 31) adopts the Interstate Compact on the Transfer of Public Lands (Compact).

Let's make it tougher to vote: HB2407 (Apr 2) modifies requirements for initiative, referendum and recall and requires courts to strictly construe, and the petition proponents to strictly comply with these provisions, HB2608 (Mar 31) changes the base number for determining the total percentage of signatures needed on nomination petitions, and decreases the percentage required.

Asserts state sovereignty over cities and counties: SB1241 (Apr 2) Stipulates that regulations regarding energy and auxiliary containers are a matter of statewide concern and prohibits cities, towns and counties from enacting regulations regarding energy measuring or reporting or auxiliary containers.

Prevents AZ's own do-not-fly list: HB2609 (Apr 6) Requires ADOT on or before April 1, 2016, to issue a federally recognized driver license or identification license that allows the applicant to board a federally regulated commercial aircraft

Suck money from public schools: SB1332 (SIGNED) Expands eligible students for Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (ESA) and establishes the Empowerment Scholarship Account Special Education Study Committee (Committee). Also happens to be good for State Senator Carl Begay (DINO) who cast the deciding vote on the budget. But no quid pro there, I guess.

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