SB 1609 passed the House employment and regulatory affairs committee on Tues by a vote of 6-3. The Bill will now move to the entire house for a vote. We need all members, their family, and friends to contact your Representatives immediately. Please be respectful and tell them to vote no on SB 1609. A promise is a promise and SB 1609 breaks that promise to the hard working men and women of law enforcement. Go to www.azleg.gov for contact information for your Representatives. Also, PLEA and the fire union have started a media campaign that will run for the next couple of weeks urging the public to contact their Representatives and the Governor telling them to not approve SB 1609.
Below is video from APA Executive Director Brian Livingston’s stern opposition testimony that was heard by the House committee on Tuesday.
Below is the Fire version of the commercial, our version will be finished shortly.