Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
I posted yesterday about what Brahm Resnik of Channel 12 News in Phoenix has labeled the "show me your papers to pee" bill, Corrupt Kavanagh's disdain for democracy, abuse of power:
Rep. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, wants to create Arizona’s first law governing restroom privileges. Under Senate Bill 1432, someone would be guilty of disorderly conduct if he or she uses a bathroom, locker room or dressing room that’s not designated for the sex listed on his or her birth certificate.
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SB 1432 would make it illegal to enter a bathroom if signage indicates it is exclusively for the opposite sex. Authorities could charge violators with a Class 1 misdemeanor, punishable by a $2,500 fine and up to six months in jail.
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The corrupt Kavanagh has an ulterior motive for submitting his "striker" and putting this discriminatory bill on his committee's agenda today — he is stacking his committee hearing agenda to screw with public testimony on Governor Jan Brewer's Medicaid (AHCCCS) Restoration Plan also scheduled for an informational hearing today.
It turns out that the corrupt Kavanagh screwed up, and testimony was not heard yesterday.
The Arizona Republic reported in Today at the Capitol:
Discussion of a controversial bill that would block many transgender people from using public bathrooms of their choice in Arizona was put back a week. The sponsor and committee chairman, John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, blamed a staff scheduling issue for a “communication breakdown” that prevented it from being heard by the House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday.
Senate Bill 1432, which would make a person guilty of disorderly conduct if they used a bathroom not designated for the sex listed on their birth certificate, is now scheduled for next Wednesday.
This bill is from Mullah Cathi Herrod and her Christian Taliban at the Center for Arizona Policy. You have more time to lobby your state legislators against this bill.