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Arizona Homeland Security Force

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Arizona Constitution
Article 16: Militia

1. Composition of militia

Section 1. The militia of the state of Arizona shall consist of all capable citizens of the state between the ages of eighteen and forty-five years, and of those between said ages who shall have declared their intention to become citizens of the United States, residing therein, subject to such exemptions as now exist, or as may hereafter be created, by the laws of the United States or of this state.

2. Composition and designation of organized militia

Section 2. The organized militia shall be designated "The National Guard of Arizona," and shall consist of such organized military bodies as now exist under the laws of the territory of Arizona or as may hereafter be authorized by law.


HCR2027

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of Arizona, the Senate concurring:

1.  Article XVI, sections 1 and 2, Constitution of Arizona, are proposed to be amended as follows if approved by the voters and on proclamation of the Governor:

START_STATUTE           1.  Composition of militia

Section 1.  The militia of the state of Arizona shall consist of all capable citizens of the state between the ages of eighteen and forty‑five yearswho are at least eighteen years of age, and of those between said ages who shallresidents of the state who are at least eighteen years of age and who have declared their intention to become citizens of the United States, subject to such exemptions residing therein,as now exist, or as may hereafter be created by the laws of the United States or of this state. END_STATUTE

START_STATUTE2.  Composition of national guard of Arizona

Section 2.  The organized militia shall be designated "The National Guard of Arizona," and shall consist of such organized military bodies as now exist under the laws of the territory of Arizona or as may hereafter may be authorized by law. END_STATUTE

2.  The Secretary of State shall submit this proposition to the voters at the next general election as provided by article XXI, Constitution of Arizona.



HB2070

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:

Section 1.  Title 26, chapter 1, article 2, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended by adding section 26-128, to read:

START_STATUTE26-128.  Homeland security committee; force; administration

A.  The homeland security committee is established consisting of one member who is appointed by the president of the senate, one member who is appointed by the leader of the senate minority caucus, one member who is appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives, one member who is appointed by the leader of the house of representatives minority caucus and five members who are appointed by the governor.  The president of the senate, the speaker of the house of representatives and the governor shall give preference to honorably discharged veterans when making appointments pursuant to this subsection.

B.  The homeland security force is established in the executive branch of government.  The committee shall advise the homeland security force and make recommendations on its membership and organization.

C.  if the governor determines that an emergency exists or that it is necessary to protect lives, property in this state or constitutional liberties, the governor may request able-bodied citizens of this state, except peace officers, firefighters and emergency personnel, who are at least eighteen years of age to volunteer for service in the homeland security force.

D.  The homeland security force:

1.  Shall be funded by legislative appropriations, contributions and other available monies.

2.  Shall not receive compensation, but members are eligible for reimbursement of expenses from the department of emergency and military affairs.

3.  Shall have officers with prior military experience who are appointed by the governor pursuant to rules adopted by the adjutant general with advice from the homeland security committee.

4.  Shall be under direct control of the governor and receive training under the direction of the adjutant general.

5.  Shall attend required training on not more than one Saturday per month and be subject to the orders of appointed officers.  Members of the national guard may volunteer to assist in training when not on federal active duty.

6.  Is not subject to federal active duty.

7.  Is exempt from the code of military justice but is subject to the laws of this state and rules adopted by the adjutant general.

E.  A member of the homeland security force shall not use the member's position to advance or promote a political agenda with the media.  The adjutant general shall expel a member for violation of this subsection unless the governor determines that the violation was unintentional. END_STATUTE

Sec. 2.  Appropriation; homeland security force; exemption

A.  The sum of $50,000 is appropriated from the state general fund in fiscal year 2011-2012 to the department of emergency and military affairs for administration of the homeland security force, including one authorized FTE position.

B.  The appropriation made in subsection A of this section is exempt from the provisions of section 35-190, Arizona Revised Statutes, relating to lapsing of appropriations.

 
SB1495 [amended to HB2070]

Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert:

"Section 1.  Section 26-174, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:

START_STATUTE26-174.  Arizona state guard; establishment; purpose; appropriations

A.  If the national guard of Arizona or a major portion thereof is called into active federal service, or if the national guard or a major portion thereof is alerted for federal service or for any other reason the governor considers to be necessary, the governor may establish an armed force for the safety and protection of the lives and property of the citizens of the state which shall be known as the Arizona state guard.

4 Comments in Response to

Comment by Anonymous
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Security protection from the invasion of lunacy, not from immigration!

 

"Yes, this is very important at this time in History, to keep our Nation Safe. We must defend the Constitution and the Sovereignty of our State." Joseph Lagana. Defending our Constitution and Sovereignty by declaring undocumented immigrants "criminals" for the purpose of shooting them dead like animals is animalistic! We have millions of humane ways of solving it if we want to. Only criminal minds would do that kind of "cleansing" to solve our immigration problem, and only insane criminals would "keep our Nation Safe (sic)" that lunatic way.

Only whackos would claim the United States is running out of space for every baby born in the country, American or immigrant – we will be running out of space in 200 millions years even at the rate Bill Gates’ infanticide vaccination program would depopulate America … and even if Frostytution would STOP immigration at the same time, which would only happen when the crows turn white!

Comment by Joseph Lagana
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 Yes, this is very important at this time in History, to keep our Nation Safe. We must defend the Constitution and the Sovereignty of our State.

 

Comment by Anonymous
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Neocon type of homeland security is for the Republican Congress that takes control of power to declare undocumented immigrants criminals and shoot them dead! But that's only terror against the most terrifying terrors of all -- depopulation of the U.S. and the world over through genocide! Neocon Hawks believed this country is overpopulated and that's not good for the quality of life they are committed to improve. They declare themselves as unchallenged megalomaniacs of population control ... like Bill Gates' vacination program tested in India and implemented in Third World countries that kills fetus in the womb in such a shocking number of fatalities. This is notoriously known in the language I used in my editorial expose' as "Frostytution" of the exponentially growing population of the world to conserve space, food and energy [!#^].

Comment by Chip Saunders
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 Among the grassroots neocon types I converse with online in Arizona nearly every day,...they see this as the tool that will FINALLY be used to go to the border and get serious. And there are plenty of them who are motivated to actually sign up and go get fitted for their uniforms. While I won't go so far as to compare them to the Brownshirts,...they do have a disturbingly similar faith in and lack of skepticism about this force (which they see as inherently good, and unlikely useful for wrong-doing).


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