(Update) ‘Omnibus’ voter suppression bill HB 2305 passes the Senate on reconsideration


Posted by AzBlueMeanie:

How many times have I told you that it's never over until sine die?

In a late-night final act of betrayal before saying goodbye, the Senate reconsidered the "omnibus" voter suppression bil, HB 2305, and Republican Sens. Steve Pierce, John McComish and Rich Crandall — who had earlier voted with the Democrats to defeat the bill — changed their votes to pass this bill on a straight party-line vote, and to transmit the bill to the governor.

Here is the vote detail on the Motion for Reconsideration:

Member Name Vote Member Name Vote Member Name Vote
Ed Ableser N Nancy Barto Y David Bradley N
Judy Burges Y Olivia Cajero Bedford N Rich Crandall Y
Chester Crandell Y Adam Driggs Y Steve Farley N
Steve Gallardo N Gail Griffin Y Katie Hobbs N
Jack Jackson Jr. N Leah Landrum Taylor N Linda Lopez N
John McComish Y Barbara McGuire N Al Melvin Y
Robert Meza N Rick Murphy NV Lynne Pancrazi N
Steve Pierce Y Michele Reagan Y Don Shooter Y
Anna Tovar N Kelli Ward Y Bob Worsley Y
Steve Yarbrough Y Kimberly Yee Y Andy Biggs Y


AYES: 16   NAYS: 13   NOT VOTING: 1   EXCUSED: 0   VACANT: 0

If you read the newspaper this morning, you read that this bill was defeated. Both Howard Fischer at Capitol Media Services AZ
legislature closes out session in flurry, approve sales tax overhaul
and The Arizona Republic Rancorous
session ends with Medicaid and budget approved
reported that HB 2305 was defeated in the Senate.

But when you go to the Arizona legislature's web site and pull up the Bill Overview for HB 2305, all that matters is this: TRANSMITTED TO: GOVERNOR 06/14/13.

Contact Governor Jan Brewer and insist that she veto this voter suppression bill.

The Honorable Janice K. Brewer
Arizona Governor
Executive Tower
1700 West Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007

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