Arizona House Speaker Explains Why He Stopped Riot Bill

Published: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:16pm
Updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:27pm

Protesters in Arizona will still be able to legally gather and not worry about having their property seized if a riot were to break out. That's thanks to House Speaker J.D. Mesnard saying that SB 1142, which passed the Senate, won’t be heard in the House.

It had generated a great deal of controversy and negative headlines.

We asked Mesnard about why he stopped the bill and whether he’d support the premise in the future.

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