PHOENIX — Arizona lawmakers have rejected a revived proposal to allow Mohave County officials to abolish the police department in a northern Arizona community with a polygamist enclave.
The House had defeated the proposal recently but the Senate created a new version Thursday.
However, the House upheld Speaker Andy Tobin's ruling that the new version violates a rule against combining unrelated legislation.
Attorney General Tom Horne had championed the bill.
He said Colorado City officers who are members of the Fundamentalist LDS Church flout the law and are simply replaced by other followers of imprisoned FLDS leader Warren Jeffs if removed individually.
Critics say the bill unfairly targets Colorado City and that current officers haven't done anything wrong.
— Associated Press
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