Speaker Mesnard Applauds Court Decision Allowing Initiative Compliance Law to Take Effect

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JD Mesnard

JD Mesnard

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – House Speaker J.D. Mesnard (R-17) today applauded a decision by the Arizona Superior Court allowing legislation (HB 2244) passed by the Legislature earlier this year to take effect tomorrow.  HB 2244 creates uniformity, provides greater clarity, and ensures integrity in the signature-gathering process for initiatives and referenda by compelling strict compliance with requirements set forth in statute and the Constitution.

“Because the Legislature doesn’t have the ability to address unintended consequences created by initiatives, it’s important that initiative campaigns strictly comply with the law,” said Speaker Mesnard.  “I’m pleased with the Court’s decision and look forward to the implementation of the law.”

The new law goes into effect tomorrow, August 9.


Comments

  1. Instead of skirting the real issue and applying ‘band aids’ to a bleeding wound, why not amend the constitution to eliminate this provision which abuses our Representative Republic once and for all. Recalls and state wide initiatives are overly restricting the decision making process of our elected representatives and creating a ‘true’ democracy in Arizona…remember that a ‘democracy’ is two wolves and a sheep deciding what’s for dinner.

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