Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
Some more bills that have been passed today as the Arizona legislature stumbles towards sine die:
The Arizona House gave preliminary approval Tuesday to a bill that recognizes the Colt revolver as the state’s official firearm despite several attempts by a lawmaker to have the Legislature instead endorse two weapons made by Arizona companies. Arizona Capitol Times » House OKs bill recognizing Colt as state gun. The House must take one more vote on the measure before it can be sent to Gov. Jan Brewer. Still no word on how this financially benefits Arizona in any way. Colt is not even paying Arizona for the honorary title. And they call themselves businessmen.
A bill approved by the Arizona House would prohibit state officials from accepting consular identification cards issued by any foreign government as a valid form of identification. Arizona Capitol Times » House OKs bill on consular cards. The measure wouldn’t allow the use of a consular card for public safety circumstances. Brilliant.
The Arizona House gave preliminary approval to a proposal that would make it a felony to use forgery to rent or buy a home to be used as an immigrant-smuggling “drop house.” Arizona Capitol Times » House endorses bill to combat ‘drop houses’. The bill awaits a formal vote by the full House after Tuesday’s action.
After Gov. Brewer earlier vetoed the Neoconfederate insurrectionists' "state compact" bill for an end run around federal Medicaid, the Arizona House passed a bill allowing the state to compact with other states for the construction of a fence along the U.S-Mexico border. Arizona Capitol Times » House OKs border fence bill. Funding may come from private or public donations. The bill now goes to the Arizona Senate.
A bill approved by the Arizona House Tuesday would allow the issuance of special license plates to commemorate the state’s centennial. Arizona Capitol Times » House OKs bill to issue special plates. This is in addition to the Tea Party license plate approved earlier. Both bills go to the state Senate.