Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Proposition 102 Update - Harper's Complaint Dismissed

PHOENIX (Observer Update) - By a vote of three to two, the Senate Ethics Committee, comprised of three Republicans and two Democrats, dismissed the complaint filed against state Senate Jack Harper, R-Surprise, over his actions during the Senate debate on SCR (Senate Concurrent Resolution) 1042, the legislation that put Proposition 102 (the proposed state constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman) on the November ballot.

On June 27, Harper was the chair when he halted debate between openly Gay state Senator Ken Cheuvront, D-Phoenix and openly Lesbian state Senator Paula Aboud, D-Tucson. Harper abruptly transferred the right to speak from a senator participating in the filibuster to a supporter of the measure, which was narrowly approved.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

When is an ethics violation not an ethics violation?

When it involves a legislator with majority rule, that's when.