Arizona to create State Guard to secure border

Bill: SB1083 (PDF)

Sponsored by Sens. Sylvia Allen Steve Smith, SB1083 establishes the creation of an Arizona State Guard to protect Arizona Citizens’ lives and property. The Arizona State Guard exists as part of the militia under Article XVI, Section 2, Constitution of Arizona and a defense force under 32 United States Code Section 109. The mission of the ASG includes “supporting Arizona in securing the international border with the United States of Mexico, augmenting the National Guard, and supporting county and municipal leaders in combating international criminal activity.”

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