MODERATOR RICH DUBEK: And speaking on the pro side of Proposition 112, is Chad Campbell, Member of the Arizona House of Representatives.
MR. CHAD CAMPBELL : Thank you, very much. My name is Chad Campbell. I am a Member of the Arizona House of Representatives, and I will be very brief tonight. Proposition 112 does one very simple thing. It moves the initiative-filing deadline for your signatures back from four months to six months, and it does this for three very simple reasons.
One, it allows more time for the County Recorder's Offices and election officials, to verify the signatures and make sure they are valid and legal signatures. We've had problems with this in the past. It's a very critical problem we need to address in this state.
Two, it actually gives more time for citizens and other groups to see if they need to file litigation on this piece of ballot measure, and make sure that they are doing so in a proper fashion.
And three, it allows more time for the voters to actually learn about the issue and debate the issue, and make an informed vote in November.
I will say one very important thing. This is done at actually no cost to the taxpayers, it will not raise any fees, will not raise any taxes, and it was a very bipartisan measure that was supported unanimously by both the House and the Senate.
It was a measure that came out of an effort by Sandra Day O'Connor and others, to reform Arizona State government, and make our government more efficient, more accountable and more transparent, moving into the 21 st Century for Arizona.
There is no opposition to this measure that's organized, and it's because it's a very simple solution for a very important problem.
And with that, I hope you join me and others in supporting Proposition 112. Thank you.