House Bill 2543 clarifies the current state law that a political subdivision of the state, like a city or county, cannot pass regulations of firearms that come into conflict with existing state law relating to the purchase, storage, licensing, and registration of the weapon. The proposal is sponsored by Representative David Gowan (R), Senator Frank Antenori (R), and Senator Al Melvin (R) all of whom are from Pima County.
The full House approved HB 2543 on March 29th on a 36-21 vote.
Pima County House Delegation Vote:
David Bradley (D) – No
Olivia Cajero Bedford (D) – No
Steve Farley (D) –No
David Gowan (R) – Yes
Matt Heinz (D) – No
Phil Lopes (D) – No
Daniel Patterson (D) – Yes
Ted Vogt (R) – Yes
Vic Willimas (R)- Yes
Nancy Young Wright (D) - No
The full Senate approved HB 2543 on March 30th on a 20-9 vote.
Pima County Senate Delegation Vote:
Paula Aboud (D)- No
Frank Antenori (R) – Yes
Jorge Luis Garcia (D) – Did Not Vote
Linda Lopez (D) – No
Al Melvin (R) – Yes
Signed by Governor Jan Brewer on April 5, 2010.