Anyone talking about this? I've been out of state and just took notice. This proposed change to the Constitution would allow for a small interim committee to not only thwart the people's will but that of the General Assembly and Governor.
Suppose the Senate and House Public Health Committees study and hold hearings on an environmental protection proposal, for instance, prior to and during a session. The Bill is agreed to, passed, and signed into law. The hypothetical Act provides that necessary regulations be promulgated by ADEQ to implement the act.
Two or three months later, after adjournment, implementation of the act can be nullified or the act's intent could be changed by an interim committee on rules and regulations which may not even include members who served on the Public Health Committees that developed the legislation.
I worked with others in the early 90s to lessen the powers of Legislative Council Committees to obstruct legislative intent of enactments by intimidation of state agencies in this review process. Amendment 1 not only provides for a review but for establishing the power of an interim committee to APPROVE OR NOT APPROVE regulations necessary for implementing a law.
This is not good democracy!