Arizona Bill SB1433 Tries Nullification by Committee
Well, this promises to be interesting:
Arizona lawmakers have just released a new bill, referred to as SB1433, that would allow it to essentially secede from the country without officially doing so.
How? By creating a 12-person committee that allows its members to vote by majority for or against federal, or national, law. While not officially removed from the nation and any of its mandates, the freedom allowed with the bill will give the state more leeway in what rulings are actually accepted within its borders.
According to the bill itself, found here, the committee could “vote by simple majority to nullify in its entirety a specific federal law or regulation that is outside the scope of the powers delegated by the people to the federal government.”
Once nullified by the committee members, the bill would be passed to the full legislature who could approve the committee’s ruling. The bill states that Arizona and its residents “shall not recognize or be obligated to live under the statue, mandate, or executive order.”
In addition to voting on upcoming legislation, the committee could vote retroactively on all previous federal laws and mandates.