Michele Reagan weighs in on SB1062

Mary Jo Pitzl, The Arizona Republic

“I’m pleased that the governor had the courage and good sense to veto SB 1062. It was the right decision. I regret specifically that the members of the Senate were not fully educated or informed of this legislation.” (Reagan voted for SB 1062.)

“Personally, I thought the bill was unnecessary and our current laws were sufficient, but there were several constitutional law attorneys who suggested otherwise — similar to the situation during the last legislative session when a nearly identical measure sailed through the process. Not one person stood up or spoke out in opposition to this bill during its Senate committee hearing. Misunderstanding of the bill’s possible consequences, the overheated rhetoric, and negative publicity were truly unexpected results. …

“Unfortunately, our foresight was not as good as our hindsight.”