Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
The House calendar for the Committee of the Whole (COW) today includes Rep. "Fast Eddie" Farnsworth's House version of the Religious Bigotry bill, HB 2153, passed by Tea-Publicans in the Senate on Wednesday. Business takes place this afternoon.
Where are the "Mythical Moderate Republicans" in the Republican Party establishment and the business community, in particular, the chamber organizations? The "Mythical Moderate Republican" Ethan Orr (R-Tucson) will have to vote on this bill. LD 9 will be watching, E.Orr.
Other bills on the COW Calendar in the House today of note:
HB 2012, Rep. John Kavanagh's "vexatious litigation" bill that somehow exempts the Arizona Legislature and the "Kochtopus" Death Star, the Goldwater Institute, who file more vexatious litigation than anyone else.
HB 2058, Rep. John Kavanagh's bill to limit compensation under public pensions. This bill may be preempted by an Arizona Supreme Court decision to be announced today. Arizona high court to rule on judges' pensions.
HB 2107, Rep. John Kavanagh's bill regarding the number of candidate and ballot measure signatures in elections. This is the piecemeal approach to enacting HB 2305 that you have heard about.
HB 2014, Rep. Kelli Townsend's bill to require a "Prop. 105 notice" on all campaign material to read: “Notice: Pursuant to Proposition 105 (1998), this measure can never be changed in the future if approved on the ballot except by a three-fourths vote of the legislature and if the change furthers the purpose of the original ballot measure, or by referring the change to the ballot.”
HB 2397, Rep. Jeff Dial's bill establishing delegate appointment, oath, limitations, and violations to an Article V Convention to amend the U.S. Constituion. This is the ALEC stealth constituional convention enabling act.
The State Senate continues its assault on your intelligence as well. The Senate calendar for the Committee of the Whole (COW) today includes:
SB 1096, the "legal tender" bill to have the state of Arizona mint its own Confederate coinage because the U.S. dollar is "fiat money" and worthless.
SB 1211 and SB 1212, pertaining to Mexican gray wolves and the state of Arizona objecting to federal and international law regarding endangered species.
SB 1237, the unconstituional "empowerment scholarship accounts" that landed John Huppenthal in hot water this week.
And on the Senate Third Read Calendar today:
SCR 1006, another measure pertaining to Mexican gray wolves and the state of Arizona objecting to federal and international law regarding endangered species.
SR 1003, the Neo-Confederate "nullification" of EPA regulatons in Arizona which is unconstitutional.
I an sure there are more bad bills on the calendar today.