Saturday, February 29, 2020

REQUEST TO SPEAK ACTIONS - week of March 2nd.

Arizona Historic Capitol

One of the issues we have had to face in fighting for environmental protections at the state level is currupt legislators who profit from the bad enviromental laws they propose. For example, a certain realtor who proposes bills that weaken water regulations that protect our rivers - so she can profit from unfettered development.

The Sierra Club suggests that we oppose two laws that would weaken our ability to hold our legislators accountable: HB2054 and SB1434. 

On another note, one of the tools the Sierra Club uses to protect our rivers is the argument that  outdoor recreation brings in a lot of money to our state. So they suggest that we support HB2217. 

Finally, everyday we are see the destruction that the borderwall is wreaking on our desert habitat, saguaros and wildlife. The Sierra Club suggests we oppose HB2084. 

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Monday, March 2nd
Senate Committee on Government at 2:00 P.M. 
  • HB2054 GRRC; petition to request review (Biasiucci: Bolick) allows a person to petition the Governor's Regulatory Review Council (GRRC) to review Citizens Clean Elections Commission's (CCEC) existing practices, policies, and rules, if they think it doesn't meet certain requirements. This is an effort to rein in the CCEC from doing its job. OPPOSE.
  • HB2084 international boundary wall; building permits (Petersen: Barto, Biasiucci, et al.) prohibits a city, town, or county from requiring that a nonprofit corporation or property owner obtain a building or any kind of construction permit prior to constructing an international boundary wall, and further establishes a presumption that the state will grant permission for construction of an international boundary wall on state land. This latter provision may be unconstitutional, but the bill is just more xenophobia from the Arizona Legislature. OPPOSE .
Tuesday, March 3rd

House Committee on Elections at 2:00 P.M. 
  • Presentation on Elections Cybersecurity by the Arizona Department of Administration, the Arizona Secretary of State, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • SB1434 recall petitions and elections; revisions (Gowan) makes it more difficult to recall elected officials. OPPOSE.
Wednesday, March 4th

Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy at 2:00 P.M. 

Thursday, March 5th

Senate Committee on Water and Agriculture at 10:00 A.M. 

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