Arizona: Statewide Court Security Fund bill stricken, appears dead for session

A plan to create an Arizona Statewide Court Security Fund discussed here appears to have killed for this legislative session.

Under SB 1161 as approved by the Senate the Fund would have been administered by the Administrative Office of the Courts and used for “assistance, training and grants to courts to meet minimum standards of courthouse security that are adopted by the supreme court.

Funding would come from an apparently 2% increase on all court fees.

SB 1161 was subject to a “strike everything” amendment in the House that removed all existing language, the “new” SB 1161 instead focuses on water improvement districts.