ADLA Legislative Alert: Bill Could Overturn Prop 204 in Five Years
State lawmakers have introduced a bill that would allow the
Legislature to overturn Prop 204 (Humane Farms Initiative), despite
the fact that voters overwhelmingly approved the measure.
SCR 1015, referenda and initiatives; legislative restrictions
(C.Gray, Allen, Bee, Burns, Flake) authorizes the Legislature to
repeal, amend, or supersede an initiative five years after voter
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Remember Last Session?
In 2006 lawmakers tried to pass a measure targeting the Humane Farms
Initiative. The fact that Prop 204 has now been voted into law
apparently isn't going to prevent legislators from again trying to
In 1998 voters passed Prop 105, a Constitutional amendment which
forbids the Legislature from repealing initiatives passed by voters.
SCR 1015 would amend Prop 105 to allow lawmakers to revoke or amend
initiatives five years after the election. If SCR 1015 passes it
would appear on the 2008 ballot.
Why This Bill is So Dangerous
If this bill passes, the Legislature could overturn Prop 204, the
Humane Farm Law, in five years before the law even takes effect.
And since the bill as written is retroactive, lawmakers could also
repeal the citizens' initiatives that banned trapping and
WHAT YOU CAN DO
This bill will be heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday,
February 5. Please contact committee members and urge them to Vote
NO on SCR 1015. If you volunteered on Prop 204 or other initiatives,
let them know. If your Senator is a committee member, let him or her
know that you are a voter in their district.
Chuck Gray 602.926.5288 cgray@...
Ron Gould 602.926.4138 rgould@...
Ken Cheuvront 602.926.5325 kcheuvront@...
Albert Hale 602.926.4323 ahale@...
Karen Johnson 602.926.3160 kjohnson@...
Richard Miranda 602.926.5911 rmiranda@...
Jim Waring 602.926.4916 jwaring@...
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Animal Defense League of Arizona