Important Legislation Alert: Bill Proposed to Criminalize Jumping Off Cliffs

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"Cliff jumping: So much fun it ought to be illegal," said no one ever.
There's a very important piece of legislation proposed in the Arizona Senate that could affect people all across the state.

Yes, jumping off cliffs could become a crime.

Senate Bill 1499 is the work of Republican State Senator Judy Burges, and would make it a misdemeanor for anyone to "knowingly jump or dive" from a cliff or rock formation into water in any public park or state land.

We're guessing these arrests would be made by the fun police.

This only applies to cliffs 10 feet or higher, so pack your tape measure the next time you're planning on jumping off big rocks.

Even better, the bill goes on to criminalize jumping off cliffs on private property.

You'd need "permission" from the landowner to jump off the cliffs they own, and if you don't get permission, you're just another cliff-jumping criminal.

Of course, people do actually die every so often after jumping off cliffs in Arizona, but let's be realistic here.

SB 1499 is currently assigned to the judiciary and rules committees.

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bagger boy
bagger boy

It
is really too bad that all you who have an opinion can't be a little more compassionate
towards a mother who lost her son when a young man did not follow the safety
rules of having a spotter when cliff jumping.  
Unfortunately, the young man who landed feet first in Robert’s face has
to also go through life knowing that he killed another because he did not
follow rules.  But what the heck, we all
know that it could never happen to you or one of your children.

azdriver
azdriver

It's about protecting insurance companies.  They don't have to cover you when injured while engaging in "criminal" activity.  Can the legislature please attend to issues that are actually important to the "people" of Arizona?  Probably not when large campaign contributions are needed.

TengDooo
TengDooo

OK, no way dude sometimes you just gotta wonder about that lol.
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Rick
Rick

This bill is being offered because the state legislature is tired of having Arizonan telling them to go take a flying leap.....

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

If somebody dies from voluntarily jumping off a cliff, it is called natural selection, not a criminal offense.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

 lol It's called DARWIN AWARDS!

TubeMonster
TubeMonster

The crime ought to be the "waste of the peoples time bill" and the minute these right wing criminals offer this kind of garbage up they are immediately placed under arrest.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

 it's called let's ignore the debt of our state and instead make it look like we are doing something.

slippery mike
slippery mike

so i guess B.A.S.E. jumping would have an added charge to a law that already exist(this is why a lot of people jump on indian reservation land)

Coz
Coz

Wonder if there's anyway to get the Arizona State Senate to actually jump off a cliff...

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

 haha they would hopefully act like lemmings and all jump off the cliff together. Can it please have chollas and prickly pears at the bottom so they get some spines and glochids in them?

Car_del99
Car_del99

 I guess idiocy has become the M.O of the legislators

Rob
Rob

Perhaps we could talk her and a few of her fellow legislative bagger buddies to give us examples of the bad things that happen when you jump off a cliff?

Then again, I notice there isn't a single other sponsor on her bill.
Maybe they all realize who absolutely stupid this is?

Stacy
Stacy

She's such a dimwit, hasn't she seen how much fun it is to do this at the Salt River or other rivers?  Salt River tubing isn't much fun if you can't see people jump off the rocks.

Stacy
Stacy

I'm gonna talk to her about proposing a piece of legislation to outlaw the wearing a lipsticks that are too bright for women over 40.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

 And spandex or speedo's for men over 40.

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