Ariz. measure would repeal immunity for lawmakers

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Ariz. measure would repeal immunity for lawmakers

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by The Associated Press

azfamily.com

Posted on January 11, 2012 at 7:20 AM

Updated Thursday, Jan 12 at 4:25 PM

Poll:
Should state lawmakers have immunity from arrest during legislative sessions?

PHOENIX (AP) -- A proposed referendum would ask voters to amend the Arizona Constitution to delete the partial immunity from arrest that is now granted to state legislators during and right before sessions.

The resolution for the referendum was proposed by Sen. Steve Gallardo, a Phoenix Democrat who filed an ethics complaint that resulted in the resignation of Sen. Scott Bundgaard on Friday.

Bundgaard denied it but police testified that the Peoria Republican invoked the constitutional protection from arrest after a domestic violence incident last February.

If approved by voters, legislators still would have protection from civil court proceedings during and right before sessions.
 

 
 

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