A bill that prohibits the private funding of election administration moved one step closer to becoming law in Arizona on Tuesday.
The Arizona State Senate, acting as a Committee of the Whole, moved HB 2569, a bill proposed by State Rep. Jake Hoffman (R-Queen Creek), on to the final step in the legislative process in a voice vote on Tuesday afternoon. That final step — a third reading with recorded votes on the floor of the senate — is expected to take place on Thursday.
Republicans hold a 16 to 14 majority over Democrats in the state senate, and the bill is expected to pass.
This month, the Arizona House of Representatives passed HB 2569 in a strictly partisan 31 to 29 vote.
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If the state senate passes the bill on Thursday, it will then go to the desk of Gov. Doug Ducey (R-AZ) for his signature.