Some serious issues have surfaced that need immediate action, including the strike-everything amendment on HB2005 that is designed to undercut the Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona initiative (50% renewable energy by 2030) by preempting its enforcement. The strike-everything amendment would not only undermine enforcement of the proposed initiative, but would also interfere with enforcement of the current Renewable Energy Standard by the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC). The measure is also likely unconstitutional as it would infringe on the ACC's constitutional rate-making authority.
Wednesday, March 14th
Senate Committee on Government at 2:00 P.M.
- HB2005 municipal economic development; sale; lease (Leach) has a strike-everything amendment on corporation commission; penalty that hinders enforcement of a renewable energy standard, as noted above. Oppose.
While signed onto Request to Speak, you can register your opposition to HB2498 also being heard today at 2 p.m. in the Arizona Senate Government Committee:
- HB2498 historic preservation; rangeland improvements; requirements (Cook: Barton, Bowers, et al.) requires the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) to develop a streamlined survey report process for range improvements -- fences, corrals, stock ponds, etc. -- and requires the process to allow an individual who has completed a national culture resources training program to perform the survey. It provides for some minimal buffer zones. This is still a bad bill as it allows people with minimal training to sign off on activities that could do great harm to cultural resources. If livestock interests are doing work on state trust lands, they should have to do the proper clearance. Oppose.
Sen Borrelli, Chair, (602) 926-5051
Sen. Kavanagh Vice-chair (602) 926-5170
Sen Contreras (602) 926-5284
Sen D Farnsworth (602) 926-3020
Sen Griffin (602) 926-5895
Sen Mendez (602) 926-4124
Sen Meza (602) 926-3425