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HB 2700 - 9/11 Memorial Modifications - Arizona Key Vote

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Title: 9/11 Memorial Modifications

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- Requires the Arizona Department of Administration (ADOA) to remove the following 12 phrases from the elevated descriptive panels of the September 11, 2001 commemorative monument (Sec. 1): :

    - "Must bomb back" - "05 19 03 Avtar Singh Cheira, a Sikh, shot in Phoenix"; - "Fear of foreigners"; - "Foreign-born Americans afraid"; - "09 15 01 Balbir Singh Sodhi, a Sikh, murdered in Mesa"; - "Middle East violence motivates attacks in US"; - "FBI agent issues July 2001 warning in 'Phoenix Memo'"; - "06 03 02 Congress questions why CIA & FBI didn't prevent attacks"; - "Feeling of invincibility lost"; - "03 13 02 New Afghan leader elected"; - "You don't win battles of terrorism with more battles"; and - "Violent acts leading US to war 05 07 1915, 12 07 1941, 08 04 1964 & 09 11 2001."
- Requires the ADOA to cover the panels from public view if the phrases are not removed before September 10, 2009, and specifies that the panels will remain covered until the phrases are removed (Sec. 1). - Allows the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate to establish a committee to raise funds for the purpose of reimbursing the ADOA for the costs of removing the phrases (Sec. 1).

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