Yesterday, the Arizona House Committee on Government Reform & Government Finance Accountability (GRGFA) heard HB 2709, the build an AZ private prison in Mexico bill. An ADC staff person testified about the international and national hurdles involved in seeing this project go thru. The bill may only exist as an effort to call attention to the incarcerated immigrant problem at the state level, which the federal government keeps trying to ignore. The bill was amended. The effective date of Dec 31, 2005, was changed to a drop-dead date of June 30, 2010, and only certain conditions must be met. These include: Inserts a conditional enactment clause that stipulates the act does not become effective unless by June 30, 2010 the United States agrees to amend the Treaty Between the United States and Mexico on the Execution of Penal Sentencing or adopts a new treaty with Mexico.
Directs the Attorney General to notify Legislative Council if the condition is met or not.