As reported by Molly Gill, Vice President of Policy, FAMM “The Arizona legislative session has ended and bills have been signed, and here’s what you need to know.
Lawmakers introduced 17 criminal justice reform bills this session, but only two made it to the governor’s desk for signing — and ultimately only one was signed.
Gov. Ducey signed SB 1310, which will reduce the time-served requirements for marijuana possession offenders who complete drug treatment programs. Unfortunately, Gov. Ducey vetoed SB 1334, a modest bill that would have ensured that some first-time offenders aren’t sentenced like repeat offenders.
I’m disappointed to see so few criminal justice reform bills gett he committee hearings and votes they deserve, and that Gov. Ducey vetoed a bill that was reasonable and necessary for the state.”