AZ Legislature Week In Review – Ducey Vetoes Important Election Integrity Bill

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BREAKING NEWS: Late yesterday the governor vetoed one of the more important election integrity bills, HB2617. This bill would have removed people who are no longer eligible to vote in Arizona. The reasons given by the governor are totally bogus. This bill was heavily amended on the House floor by Rep. Chaplik and on the Senate floor by Sen. Petersen. The combination of those two amendments makes it clear that HB2617, as sent to the governor, was neither vague, nor subject to actions by bad players, nor subject to any of the objections the governor claimed. Either the governor did not read this bill as amended, or there is a more nefarious reason for his veto.

We did make some progress in both the governor and the legislature fronts.

Among the bills that were previously transmitted to the governor, he signed all six bills that we are tracking, which are:

HB2025 – schools; parental classroom visitation policies

HB2086 – DHS; school immunizations; exclusions

HB2237 – same day voter registration; prohibition

HB2453 – governmental entities; mask requirement; prohibition

SB1477 – voter registration; felonies; clerk; database

HB2237 – same day voter registration; prohibition

On the legislative side, the news was mixed for the nine bills we are tracking.

Four have cleared their last hurdle and are headed for the governor:

HB2236 – voter registration; request required

HB2617 – voter registration; cancellations; causes (As already mentioned, the governor was very quick to veto this one)

SB1362 – early ballot on-site tabulation

SB1260 – registrations; early voting; move notice

One advanced by clearing the Senate COW:

HB2710 – registrations; counting procedures; observers; verification

One is still retained in the Senate COW:

HB2495 – schools; sexually explicit materials; prohibition

Unfortunately, three were killed by Boyer:

HB2378 – election lawsuits; settlements; approvals

HB2238 – ballot drop boxes; prohibition

HB2602 – polling places; emergency voting centers

These three bills are not radical. It is hard to understand why anyone would want to kill these bills. The only logical explanation is that Boyer is a very evil person, intentionally causing as much destruction as he can before he leaves the Senate.

We don’t know what is going to happen at the legislature next week. We only know that there is very little activity scheduled, and none of it involves bills we are tracking.

The five that are awaiting the governor’s action:

Next week’s scheduled activity includes action on eight bills that we are watching. Of those, one deals with education and the other seven deal with election integrity, as follows:

HB2495 – schools; sexually explicit materials; prohibition

HB2236 – voter registration; request required

HB2238 – ballot drop boxes; prohibition

HB2602 – polling places; emergency voting centers

HB2617 – voter registration; cancellations; causes

HB2710 – registrations; counting procedures; observers; verification

SB1362 – early ballot on-site tabulation

SB1260 – registrations; early voting; move notice

For a lot of tools and information to assist grassroots activists, go to https://azpeopleslobbyist.com/

2 Comments

  1. NEVER vote for anyone endorsed by, appointed to, worked for, associated with the McCain/Ducey machine. That includes Robson, Salmon, Ciscomenti, Winn, Bennett, Boyer on & on. We’ve got to clean our own gigantic swamp.

  2. Ducey McCain showing his true colors. There was a stolen election, we need to never allow that to happen again.

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