House Bill 2442 prohibits any state agency from regulating the emission of greenhouse gases without specific permission from the legislature. The proposal has 40 sponsors in the House and Senate including a number from Pima County including Senator Al Melvin (R), Frank Antenori (R), and Representative David Gowan (R). The proposal came at the same time as Governor Jan Brewer (R) reduced Arizona’s participation in the Western Climate Initiative.
The full House approved HB 2442 on February 16, 2010 on a 35-23 vote.
Pima County House Delegation Vote:
-Frank Antenori (R) – Yes
- David Bradley (D) – No
- Olivia Cajero Bedford (D) – No
- Steve Farley (D) – No
- David Gown (R) – Yes
- Matt Heinz (D) – No
- Phil Lopes (D) – No
- Daniel Patterson (D) – No
- Vic Willimas (R) – Yes
- Nancy Young Wright (D) – No
On April 19, 2010 the full Senate approved HB 2442 on an 18-10 vote.
Pima County Senate Delegation Vote
- Paula Aboud (D) – No
- Frank Antenori (R) – Yes
- Jorge Luis Garcia (D) – No
- Linda Lopez (D)- No
- Al Melvin (R)- Yes
On April 20, 2010 HB 2442 was sent to Governor Jan Brewer.