Republican State Representative Steve Smith's List of Nutso Legislation

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Republican Representative Steve Smith
With the news that Republican state Representative Steve Smith is again trying to get the public to cut a quarter-million-dollar check to ousted Senate President Russell Pearce, we took a look at all the bills Smith's sponsoring this session.

To describe the list of Smith-sponsored bills in one word: nutso.

See also:
-Russell Pearce's Pet Cockroach Steve Smith Tries to Give Pearce Your Money, Again

Regardless of anyone's political party -- unless the loony ward at the Arizona State Hospital has a recognized political party -- it's pretty clear that Smith's wasting the time and sanity of the public and his fellow legislators.

Below, find some of the more-objectionable content that Smith's sponsoring. Many of them are also sponsored by a few other legislators, so when you're done getting through the list (and if you pray to some sort of god), say a prayer for the future of humanity.

  • HB 2282: The first bone to Russell Pearce
  • Contrary to the Arizona Constitution, this bill would create a primary election in the case of a recall election. This bill, which Smith also proposed last year, was a response to Pearce losing the recall election in Legislative District 18, as all of the district's voters got to choose between Pearce and a fellow Republican.

  • HB 2290: A check to Russell Pearce from the taxpayers
  • For the second time, Smith is trying to get "reimbursement" for Pearce for his recall-campaign expenses, which was around $260,000 for Pearce. This one isn't exactly for future losers, either, as this proposal "applies retroactively to expenses incurred for a recall election held in November, 2011." That's Pearce, obviously.

  • HB2283: Foreign languages may not be printed on paper
  • This one proposes that any state government "publication, document, or material, other than voting material" in a language other than English may "only" be posted on the Internet. One copy may be printed out by that agency, and kept in its office.

  • HB 2284: Mandatory Pledge of Allegiance
  • Under current Arizona law, there must be time set aside every day for public school students from elementary school to high school to pledge their allegiance to the flag of the United States of America -- "for those students who wish." As we've pointed in recent days, Smith and other legislators are proposing that students need permission from their parents to stop doing saying the pledge, and taking the "students who wish" part off the books.

  • HB 2291: Enforcing federal gun laws is illegal
  • This bit of total genius calls for a felony conviction and possible prison time for any federal "official, agent, or employee" to "enforce or attempt to enforce any act, order, law, statute, rule or regulation of the United States government" related to guns in Arizona. Additionally, the bill proposes that some new federal gun regulations are "unenforceable" in Arizona.

  • HB 2993: Turn hospital workers into immigration agents
  • Under this bill, if anyone receiving medical treatment at a hospital can't provide their health insurance information, someone at the hospital "must reasonably confirm" that the person's in the United States legally. If not, immigration authorities must be called "immediately."

  • HB 2467: High school loyalty oath
  • Under this bill, high school students in Arizona would not be allowed to graduate until taking an oath to defend the U.S. Constitution.


If you've noticed anything that's just downright insane from Smith's repertoire this session, let us know and we'll add it to the list.



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PissOnArpaio
PissOnArpaio

When it comes to Jaffy, AKA, JoeArpaioFan, I have come to the conclusion that Diarrhea of the mouth is a direct effect of having shit for brains.

robert_graham
robert_graham

HB 2993 is a fantastic bill. Because hospitals are required to report sexual abuse they should also be required to report illegal aliens.  Because illegal aliens generally have no money, their visiting hospitals is at the taxpayers expense so we should have a right to know. Right on!!!!

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

He has certainly imbibed the juices from the Airy Zona Republican pond. Mr. Smith seems to have intoxicated himself on himself.

He really needs to let the calls from Mister Pearce go to voice mail.

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

Just when you think our legislature can't get any stupider, this Goober proves it CAN!!

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

So, The Militia act was signed in 1792 (the same year the 2nd amendment was approved).  Seems the militia (the real one as defined in the Militia Act)  should be called up to remove the seditionists in the AZ Legislature.  Starting with Seel and Smith.

I want to see them doing the perp walk at Tent city, and spend time in a federal prison, with a horny Bubba!

McAmy
McAmy

Also please don't forget that HB2993, the bill that turns hospitals into immigration checkpoints excludes "Canadian citizens" from being subjected to calls to ICE if they show up for treatment without their papers.  Gee Smith, racist much?  

McAmy
McAmy

You forgot HB 2289 to  count immigrant children in schools.  Also HB IAMANASSHOLE, a bill to officially change Steve Smith's name to "Russell Pearce II"

Cozz
Cozz

You know whats really hard to believe, is that anyone even votes for dumbshits like this.

But then again, Arizona does have the highest number of high school drop outs that probably vote, which no doubt is how idiots like this get voted into office.


Arizona, what a looney place this really is.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

Is it too early to start a recall on this bag of crap nutjob?


COME ON GOP.  SHOW us at least someone in your party is still sane!!!!

Donna
Donna

There's still time for at least one on abortion too! 

RobAZ
RobAZ

And this is the clown that was being pushed for Speaker of the House to replace Tobin?

Tobin's a nut in his own right, but this guy's playing at a whole different level.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan

Immigration is a federal responsibility. The Supreme Court has already determined this by gutting BS1070.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan Will you start checking "papers" when you serve up a Whopper with Cheese?

robert_graham
robert_graham

@mikefrombisbee Actually, just when you thought our President couldn't get any stupider he proved he can. I'm talking about his version of the DREAM Act which has got to be the most stupidest legislation of all time.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

@McAmy

Smith is just like the Flaccid Failure of MCSO, GED Jan and twice disgraced, corrupt, narcissistic and mentally sick Pearce.

robert_graham
robert_graham

@Cozz Before you call people dumb shits you had better take a good look at yourself in the mirror.  You are one of them.

robert_graham
robert_graham

@WhoKnows You know we can start recalls on your politicians too.  I'd say we start with Raul Grijalva then Kristen Sinema.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@Donna Please don't give him ideas!  He might propose building a wall around all pregnant women, and have it guarded by members of the JT Ready fan club!

JUNKKICKER
JUNKKICKER

@WhoKnows @JoeArpaioFan  I wouldn't joke, with the LibTards regulating and taxing everything... look at NYC Big time fines if you sell a 32oz coke.  Now thats progress isnt it. 

PissOnArpaio
PissOnArpaio

@WhoKnows

Probably not, JokeArpaioFan has enough problems remembering to ask if they want fries with that.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@WhoKnows that is goddam funny. it would be adding to his BK duties since he is already checking papers at BK (toilet-paper at least)

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

@JoeArpaioFan @mikefrombisbee So do you wash your hands after taking a dump while on the job at Burger King? Talking shit as you customarily do won't harm customers, but getting fecal material on their french fries after you go potty will. Thanks for once more demonstrating to all who read these forums that you obsess but cannot think. It is quite apparent that you enjoy talking shit with a keyboard but lack the courage to act upon your fantasies. I have invited you down here to the border to meet some of the people you have threatened to do harm to, but you have never had the stones to take me up on it. That would make you a shit-talking keyboard coward. I see that Rep. Steve Smith has been characterized here as a cockroach. You would fit the profile more of a fly - a filthy pest that eats shit and bothers people.

McAmy
McAmy

@JoeArpaioFan @McAmy Yeah, except it states that proof of Canadian citizenship excludes you from being reported, papers or no papers.  Yep, nothing racist about this.  At. All.  

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@eric.nelson745 @McAmy I don't know.  Russ Pearce II vs Cockroach...

I think the cockroach is better than Pearce....

Cozz
Cozz

@JoeArpaioFan

LOL..ok, whatever you say buttboy.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

@PissOnArpaio @WhoKnows

Kinda like JAF's daddy the Flaccid Failure of MCSO.

Who can't recall ordering the arrests of his perceived enemies.

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