Arizona Senate Bill 1182 (SB1182) is one step away from being sent to Governor Jan Brewer for a signature. The bill states in part that: “this state and any agency of this state shall not provide material support or participate in any way with the implementation of sections 1021 and 1022 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012″
After passing the Senate by a vote of 21-9, the bill quickly went to a House committee vote and was rejected 5-4. But, a strong grassroots campaign pressed 2 “swing votes” on the committee to reconsider, and a motion was made within days to do just that. It wasn’t on the calendar but was voted on promptly. It passed the House Rules committee by a vote of 6-3 last month.
Although the bill was expected to move quickly through the “committee of the whole” in the House and then on to the full house for a floor vote, it didn’t budge. Opponents used parliamentary procedures to try to hold the bill over to next year too – effectively killing it. But again, the grassroots rose up and put pressure on both the Speaker of the House and other key members. SB1182 was placed on the calendar for the House Committee of the Whole today – and passed by a voice vote.
Next step? A vote by the full House – expected soon. (ACTION STEPS AND FULL BILL TEXT BELOW)Details