Saturday, January 14, 2012

Legislative bills of interest

With the Arizona Legislature in session since Monday, the number of bills introduced is over 800 and growing quickly. Here are a few that caught my attention:

HB2246 - disclosure of professor's financial interests in text books

HB2337 - continuing education for water well drillers

HB2493 - extending the life of the ADWR budget review panel

HCM2002 - prayer that the U.S. government turn over all federal land in Arizona to the State

HCM2003 - prayer that 12.2 million acres of BLM land be turned over to the State of Arizona for the benefit of public education

HCM2004 - The state of Arizona declares its sovereign and exclusive authority and jurisdiction over the air, water, public lands, minerals, wildlife and other natural resources within its boundaries (except for Indian reservations)

HCR2018 - Constitutional amendment to create a statewide elected office for a Secretary of Agriculture and Natural Resources who would oversee Agriculture and livestock, Water management, including dam safety, Environmental quality, including water quality, air quality and solid, liquid, hazardous and radioactive waste, The administration of state lands as state land commissioner under article X, including the management and sale of the products of state lands, Mine safety and mineral, oil and gas resources, Wildlife, including game animals, birds and fish, and Other natural resources as provided by law. [note: this would include the AZGS]

SB1054 - extending work time in underground mines from 8 to 12 hours

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