Just like a bad ZOMBIE, the Rio Declaration Prohibition Bill is BAAAACCCKKKK in Arizona!!!!! Now as Senate Bill #1403. The bill contains the exact same verbiage as last session. Same arguments apply. If you've already signed, please add new comments if possible. It got a DO PASS recommendation in the Government & Environment Senate Committee today (Feb. 18, 2013) Three of the bill sponsors are on that committee.. We killed this bill once, let's do it again.
Here is the Triple Pundit piece I wrote on it last session - http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/04/arizona-senate-bill-1507-aims-prohibit-rio-declaration-ban-sustainability-initiatives-state-wide/
Below is the text from last session. PLEASE REMEMBER, IT IS NOW SB1403 BUT IS THE EXACT SAME BILL. YOU CAN READ THE LANGUAGE OF THE BILL HERE: http://1.usa.gov/Xp6Zk6
Arizona is well known for its sprawl, strip malls, urban heat island effect, extremist politics and most recently Phoenix was the subject matter of a book by Andrew Ross titled "Bird on Fire - Lessons from the World's Least Sustainable City."
But - we have a large group of committed people in our state who ARE fighting hard to make difference. We have a new Mayor who believes in sustainability. We are trying to make positive changes in our communities to be a more sustainable place to live. And TODAY we need your HELP to stop a bill that is based on extremism and conspiracy theories.
Senate Bill 1507 has slipped through the cracks of our Legislature due to a sneaky "Strike All Amendment." SB1507 wants to gut and prohibit anything that has to do with sustainability in Arizona.
Here is my updated view on this bill: http://phxosophical.blogspot.com/2012/03/update-to-sb1507-kill-bill-not-movie.html
Legislative info on the bill can be read here:http://www.azleg.gov/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=SB1507&Session_Id=107
Past testimony can be viewed here: http://azleg.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=13&clip_id=10625&meta_id=197134
You can read my view on this bill here: http://phxosophical.blogspot.com/2012/03/senator-judy-burges-is-hell-bent-on.html
Please sign this petition to show your OPPOSITION to SB1507 (NOW SB1403).
- AZ State Legislature
I just signed a petition to express my opposition to Senate Bill #1403. The Rio Declaration is a NON BINDING document that simply puts forth 27 guiding principles centered around sustainability.
This bill is bad for our economy, bad for the reputation of Arizona and bad for future generations.
Unfounded conspiracy theories have no place becoming law in our State.
Please listen to the people - not the extremists- and VOTE NO on SB1403.
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