While the war on women & capital gains cuts got way more coverage, there are a few lesser-known bills/laws that bear
I THOUGHT IT WAS A PENCIL HOLDER
College kids with prescriptions are gonna have to start hiding their bud, thanks to a new law that makes possession of marijuana on campus — regardless of medical marijuana card — a crime.
Even if you’re just holding it for a friend.
Of course, without their social-anxiety meds, (see above) Millennials will have plenty of insecurity to take out on each other electronically.
Thanks to a new law, though, if the cyber-bullying goes too far, they’re “totes” going to jail.
RED LIGHT DISTRICT
AZ Senator Frank Antenori managed to push a bill through the legislature which would have made ticketing a red-light runner more difficult.
Brewer vetoed the bill at law enforcement’s urging, who pointed out that the safety of the general public is more important than whether or not some egotistical leadfoot is late to a meeting.
Legislators slipped by pesky separation of church and state laws by categorizing bible study as history class. Schools can now teach students all about Old and New Testament days.
That’s right: In AZ, the bible is now a textbook.
Note to students: Henceforth, doodling in the margins will earn you both detention and cost you your eternal soul.
THE EMPEROR IS BUCK NAKED, FOLKS
AZ state workers can now be fired for their political leanings, thanks to Gov. Brewer.
At the gov’s request, legislature pushed through the new law, which also puts current state workers on the ropes: If they ever accept a promotion, they too can be fired for their vote.
Anyone willing to abandon their freedom immediately gets a kickback from state coffers.
Can we PLEASE get this woman a robe now?
IF AT FIRST YOU DON’T SECEDE
Senator Al Melvin managed to get a bill on both the last, and next, legislative docket which, if passed, would enact state sovereignty for AZ.
In other words, Melvin wants the feds to turn over all state lands, (except military bases and national parks) for us to run.
Yeah, because nothing could possibly go wrong there.
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For serious, comprehensive coverage of the above topics, check out the Weekly’s piece.