Friday, February 18, 2011

Legislative Week in Review, via Random Musings

Posted By on Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 6:52 PM

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Random Musings rounds up highlights from the week at the Legislature, including a list of bills that are made progress in recent days:

-A lot of very bad bills gained committee approval this week. A very brief list:

SB1467 (barring educational institutions from enacting or enforcing a policy that bars possession of concealed weapons on campus);

SB1216 (imposing a copayment on obstetric services for AHCCCS patients; illegal under federal law, and the committee knows that, but seven Republicans voted for it anyway);

SCR1032 (a proposed amendment to the Arizona Constitution to require 60% of the voters in an election to support a tax hike for said hike to pass);

SB1390 (placing geographic restrictions on abortion services - a doctor performing an abortion must have clinical privileges at a hospital that offers ob/gyn services and is within 30 miles of the location of the abortion services. Would all but eliminate the availability of abortions in rural Arizona);

SB1548 (tying school funding in Arizona to the establishment of a nuclear waste dump here)

SB1433 (creating a "nullification" commission to oversee state legislative nullification of federal laws and regulations that state legislators don't like)

HB2077 (mandating the federal agencies report to a county's sheriff and pay a fee before engaging in activities in that county; also ordering that all money collected as a result of fines, fees, or penalties collected by the federal agency be transferred to the state's General Fund)

HB2675 (as introduced, would have defined "unlawful use of food stamps" as use of a food stamp care after the unlawful transfer of a food stamp card and would have mandated that the cards be bright orange and state in large black print "Government Food Stamp Card." The version that passed committee didn't contain the part about the design of the cards.)

HB2313 (saying that the state can seize federal property under eminent domain)

Lots more, including a preview of next week, here.

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