Arizona lawmakers wrap up session with two initiative bills passed
By Kyle Maichle
The first bill that was signed into law was House Bill 2427. HB 2427 was aimed at improving the delivery of military and overseas absentee ballots by choosing how someone would cast their ballot. The bill was signed into law on February 11, 2010. The other bill was signed into law was House Bill 2647. HB 2647 allows Political Action Committees to submit initiatives to be placed on the ballot to be approved by the Arizona Legislative Council. Also, the bill would grant immunity to PAC's for reporting individuals who commit signature fraud. Governor Brewer signed the bill into law on April 19, 2010.
A total of four pieces of initiative legislation were considered during the 2009-2010 session. Two proposals aimed to give county election officials more resources to determine the validity of a signature from someone who has a post office box and requiring changes how initiatives would be re-numbered did not see a floor vote in either house of the Legislature.
- National Conference of State Legislatures, "Arizona Initiative & Referendum Legislation Database"(Click on Arizona on the Drop Down Menu)
- Arizona Legislature, "History of House Bill 2427 (2010)"
- Arizona Legislature, "Disposition of House Bill 2647-(2009-2010)
- Arizona Legislature, "History of House Bill 2730 (2010)"
- Arizona Legislature, "History of House Bill 2438 (2010)"