Late Friday afternoon, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed three CAP supported bills:
Students' Religious Liberties Act (HB 2357). This bill codifies court rulings into state law, clarifying that students have constitutional rights to express their religious beliefs. A win-win for schools, parents, and students, this new law eliminates confusion and uncertainty about whether religious expression is allowed in Arizona's public schools.
Charitable Tax Credit Simplification (HB 2286). This bill simplifies the state tax credit for donations to qualifying charities serving the working poor. This new law will encourage Arizona taxpayers to donate to charities providing critical services to people in need, while at the same time balancing the need to hold qualifying charities accountable. Qualifying charities include several pregnancy resource centers and faith-based non-profits like Neighborhood Ministries and St. Vincent de Paul.
License Plate Commission Repeal (HB 2123). This bill Includes a provision that should allow Arizonans to purchase Choose Life license plates through the ServiceArizona.com website. To find out more about Choose Life plates, go to www.arizonalifecoalition.org.
CAP thanks Gov. Brewer and Arizona legislators for their leadership and support in making these three measures a reality for Arizona families.
Gov. Brewer has until Monday to take action on the remaining pro-life, pro-school choice family friendly bills on her desk.