Gov. Brewer yesterday signed SB1299, the reauthorization of AZGS in statute, for another 10 years. Thanks to all of our stakeholders who sent letters or testified in the hearings, in support of continuing the agency.
The Governor also signed SB1171, which integrated the statutes from the AZ Dept. of Mines & Mineral Resources into the AZGS statutes. The two agencies were merged officially last July but it was done through a budget bill, leaving the statutes in separate chapters with some potentially confusing or contradictory language.