March 19th, 2013
Now there is a “bathroom bill” before the state Legislature — “show me your papers” before you pee. Read it:
A PERSON COMMITS DISORDERLY CONDUCT IF THE PERSON INTENTIONALLY ENTERS A PUBLIC RESTROOM, BATHROOM, SHOWER, BATH, DRESSING ROOM OR LOCKER ROOM AND A SIGN INDICATES THAT THE ROOM IS FOR THE EXCLUSIVE USE OF PERSONS OF ONE SEX AND THE PERSON IS NOT LEGALLY CLASSIFIED ON THE PERSON’S BIRTH CERTIFICATE AS A MEMBER OF THAT SEX.
The targets are transgender residents of Arizona. They would be committing a crime (a misdemeanor) by using the wrong bathroom with the wrong birth certificate. (Moms and dads would be allowed to bring opposite sex kids into the bathroom with them.)
Acording to Arizona Repiblic’s Brahm Resnik , “The new bathroom bill, SB 1432, is a ‘strike-everything’ bill inserted in the shell of another bill that had the same number.” The original SB 1432 was supposed to deal with the licensing of massage therapists. A hearing is set for 2:00 p.m. tomorrow before GOP State Rep. John Kavanagh’s House Appropriations Committee.
Jeez, I live in a total freak-show of a state.
Update: From the Arizona House of Representative’s web site:
SB 1432 requires the Arizona State Board of Massage Therapy (Board) to appoint an Executive Director (Director), outlines the Director’s powers and duties and establishes the Board’s fund.
Summary of the Proposed Strike-Everything Amendment to SB 1432
The proposed strike-everything amendment to SB 1432 is an emergency measure that adds a person who intentionally enters a specified area designated for the opposite sex to the disorderly conduct statutory classification, with exemptions.
Arizona Revised Statutes Title 13, Chapter 29 establishes offenses against public order. Specifically, statute outlines offenses classified as disorderly conduct, which include a person committing any of the following:
- Engaging in fighting, or violent disruptive behavior,
- Making unreasonable noise,
- Using abusive or offensive language to provoke an immediate physical retaliation by another,
- Preventing the transaction of business of a lawful meeting or gathering,
- Refusing to obey a lawful order to disperse issued to maintain public safety, or
- Recklessly handling, or discharging a deadly weapon.
- States a person commits disorderly conduct if they intentionally enter a public restroom, bathroom, shower, bath, dressing room or locker room, and a sign indicates that the room is exclusively for the use of one sex, and that person is not legally classified as a member of that sex on their birth certificate.
- Classifies the disorderly conduct violation as a Class 1 misdemeanor (6 months/$2,500).
- Provides an exemption from the violation for persons that:
- Enter as part of their job responsibilities,
- Enter to give aid or assistance to another,
- Is a child in need of assistance, or
- Are physically disabled.
- Contains an emergency clause.
- Makes a conforming change.
The amended Section 1. Section 13-2904 as proposed is shown here.
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