Gov. Doug Ducey is going to get the last word on whether Arizona tightens up the ability of police and prosecutors to seize property.
With only a single dissenting vote, the House on Monday gave final approval to HB 2477, which makes a series of changes in statutes about how property can be taken and what options are available for those who want to fight the government. The Senate had previously voted unanimously for the measure.
But as Rep. Becky Nutt, R-Clifton, summarized in her opposition, this isn’t a one-sided battle. She cited a litany of prosecutors and sheriffs who don’t like everything in the bill, crafted by Rep. Eddie Farnsworth, R-Gilbert.
More to the point, they are sending letters to the governor asking him to veto the measure despite the overwhelming support among lawmakers.