Monday, January 11, 2010

Arizona bill proposes seismic monitoring for illegal activity

The Arizona State Legislature starts its annual session today and State Senator Russell Pearce pre-filed Senate Bill (SB) 1027, which calls for a pilot program to install seismic monitors at rural airports to identify possible illegal drug activity and illegal immigration.  I guess the idea is know when and where smugglers planes land.  [right, drug-smuggling Beechcraft crashes in tv series Lost. Credit ABC]

The full text of the bill follows:
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:
Section 1.  Immigration; seismic sensors; grants; pilot program; report; delayed repeal
A.  The department of public safety shall seek grants to implement a one‑year pilot program that would use seismic sensors to monitor airport runways in the rural areas of this state where illegal drug traffic and illegal immigration are likely to occur.
B.  On or before July 1, 2012, the department of public safety shall submit a report regarding the effectiveness of the pilot program to the governor, the speaker of the house of representatives and the president of the senate and shall provide a copy of this report to the secretary of state.
C.  This section is repealed from and after December 31, 2012.

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