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HB 2043 - State Government Hiring Freeze - Arizona Key Vote

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Title: State Government Hiring Freeze

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits for the remainder of fiscal year 2007-2008 the hiring or promotion of anyone to any state office that is not necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health, and safety, or for the collection or investment of state revenues.

Highlights:

- Specifies that federal funds expended to statewide elected officials, including funds for the purpose of hiring personnel, will remain unaffected by the hiring freeze (Sec. 1). - Authorizes the director of the Department of Administration to make exceptions to the hiring freeze at the request of the director of an agency if they both determine that position(s) is critical to the functioning of the agency (Sec. 1). - Authorizes the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, President of the University, and elected officials to make exceptions to the hiring freeze for critical positions (Sec. 1). - The original text of the bill was replaced by an amendment introduced by the House Appropriations Committee.

See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: State Government Hiring Freeze

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits for the remainder of fiscal year 2007-2008 the hiring or promotion of anyone to any state office that is not necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health, and safety, or for the collection or investment of state revenues.

Highlights:

- Authorizes the director of the Department of Administration to make exceptions to the hiring freeze at the request of the director of an agency if they both determine that position(s) is critical to the functioning of the agency (Sec. 1). - Authorizes the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, President of the University, and elected officials to make exceptions to the hiring freeze for critical positions (Sec. 1). - The original text of the bill was replaced by an amendment introduced by the House Appropriations Committee.

NOTE: THIS BILL WAS AMENDED BY STRIKING THE ENTIRETY OF THE ORIGINAL TEXT OF THE BILL AND REPLACING IT WITH THE TEXT OF THE AMENDMENT. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE NEW BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY; IT MAY ADDRESS AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT SUBJECT.

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