PHOENIX - A lot can happen in the line of duty for officers. In some cases, their encounters can turn fatal.
That's why Arizona representative Reginald Bolding Jr. is introducing two bills.
House Bill 2511 calls for all officers at the state and local level to wear body cameras. And House Bill 2512, mandates external reviews in deadly officer-involved shootings.
"Often times, it's one person's word against the others," said Bolding Jr. "What body cameras allow us to do is build that trust, accountability and transparency, providing another viewpoint, another vantage point."
Madeleine Winer, The Republic | azcentral.com
A Democratic state lawmaker and some activists called Wednesday for the removal of a memorial along a stretch of rural Arizona highway bearing the name of the first and only president of the Confederate States of America.
Rep. Reginald Bolding, D-Laveen, called for the removal of the memorial to Jefferson Davis on U.S. 60 southeast of Apache Junction as states across the South have debated removing the Confederate flag from state capitols in response to the June 17 massacre at a historic Black church in Charleston, S.C., which appeared to be racially motivated.
The Arizona House passed a bill Wednesday, allowing payday lenders to offer a new product with more than 200 percent interest, despite voters barring them from operating in the state under a 2008 initiative.
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PHOENIX -- Rejecting claims it's none of their business, a House panel voted to block public and charter schools from starting classes each year before Labor Day. The 5-2 vote by the Education Committee for HB 2303 came after arguments by Rep. Eddie Farnsworth, R-Gilbert, that the current practice by many schools of starting the year in August -- if not earlier -- is good for neither children nor taxpayers.
Posted Feb 2, 2015, 6:05 pm
With President Barack Obama proposing free community college in his State of the Union and proposed budget, a state lawmaker says Arizona should start laying the groundwork now.
Rep. Reginald Bolding, D-Phoenix, authored a bill that would provide two years of free community college tuition to state residents who maintain a grade-point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
Driven by protests and demands from civil rights groups after the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in New York, several states are considering legislation to establish independent civilian or police review boards to look into cases of officer-involved shootings.