Senate Bill 1338, which would transfer permitting responsibility from the Arizona State Museum to the State Historic Preservation Office, is scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Government Committee on Monday, February 1, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. The Senate Government Committee Agenda is here: https://www.azleg.gov/getCurrentPDF/?doctype=A&docid=14996. The bill text is here: https://www.azleg.gov/legtext/55leg/1R/bills/SB1338P.pdf
Please join members of the AAC Political Action Committee for a Zoom-based virtual happy hour on Friday January 29 at 4 PM: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88127568505?pwd=WUIxMGtQYjREbDBIVDJOcTZRSmNLZz09 (Meeting ID: 881 2756 8505 Passcode: 180341). We will discuss the bill and some of its implications and hear your concerns. We will also give an overview of the Arizona legislature’s Request to Speak (RTS) system and how you can support or oppose this and other legislation.
The AAC has also created a members-only forum, where we can debate and discuss sensitive issues together, in a more private online space. The general forum rules topic is at the top, and a new topic has been created if people want to weigh-in on this bill: http://arizonaarchaeologicalcouncil.org/Forum/10039282
You may also call or email the committee members (information below).