PHOENIX — Invoking the name of a convenience mart clerk shot to death, the state Senate voted Monday to require those not here legally who are convinced of certain crimes to serve their full sentences without the chance of parole.
But they quashed two other measures aimed at illegal immigration.
In a surprise move, the Senate refused to approve legislation that would have financially penalized cities and counties that the attorney general determined offer “sanctuary’’ to those in the country illegally. The move came despite a last-minute plea from Senate President Andy Biggs who said local governments should be required to comply with the laws and policies enacted by the Legislature.
They also defeated a separate measure which would have prohibited local governments from issuing identification cards unless applicants could produce certain documents — documents not generally available to those who are here illegally.