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SB 1083 - Establishes the Arizona Special Missions Unit - Key Vote

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Steve Smith voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (20-10) - (Key vote)

Title: Establishes the Arizona Special Missions Unit

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes and appropriates funds for the Arizona Special Missions Unit.

Highlights:
  • Establishes that the Arizona Special Missions Unit’s duties may include, but are not limited to, the following activities (Sec. 4):
    • Responding to natural and manmade disasters;
    • Patrolling the border with Mexico;
    • Confiscating property; and
    • Arresting and detaining individuals until a law enforcement agency takes over.
  • Establishes that members of the Arizona Special Missions Unit have the same immunity protections as public and law enforcement employees when performing the member’s duties (Secs. 1 & 4).
  • Requires all Arizona Special Missions Unit volunteers to fulfill the following requirements prior to enlistment (Sec. 4):
    • Be a citizen or legal resident of the United States;
    • Present the following documentation:
      • A United States passport;
      • A birth certificate;
      • An Arizona driver’s license; and
      • A certificate of “honorable” discharge for former United States military members;
    • Submit a full set of fingerprints; and
    • Complete psychological and physical screenings.
  • Appropriates $1.4 million dollars a year to the Arizona Special Missions Unit from the Gang and Immigration Intelligence Team Enforcement Mission Border Security and Law Enforcement (Sec. 4).
  • Effective through July 1, 2022 (Sec. 5).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Establishes the Arizona Special Missions Unit

Sponsors

  • Sylvia Tenney Allen (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Steve Smith (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)

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