Arizona Bill Would Require Federal Agents to Notify County Sheriff First and Have a Warrant

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PHOENIX AZ: Senator Chester Crandell has introduced senate bill SB1093 – “federal agencies; register with sheriff.” This bill would require that a federal agent notifies the Arizona county sheriff and present a warrant before they are authorized into their county. The bill would amend Section 1.  Title 11, chapter 3, article 2 of the Arizona Revised Statutes by adding the following:  

Any federal agency that comes into a county to conduct authorized business shall register its presence with and present a warrant that complies with the fourth amendment of the Constitution of the United States to the county sheriff.  The sheriff may impose a fee on the federal agency for completing the registration application.

B.  Notwithstanding any other law, a federal agency that registers with and presents a warrant to the county sheriff pursuant to subsection a of this section shall forward all monies collected as a result of fines, fees or penalties imposed by the agency on a person, business or industry within the county to the county board of supervisors.  The board of supervisors shall immediately forward fifty per cent of the monies to the state treasurer for deposit in the state general fund.

This bill has been scheduled for the committee on public safety. This is its first committee hearing and will be held on January 29th, at 2:00 PM. It needs to pass this committee to move forward through the legislation process.

ACTION ITEMS for Arizona

1. Contact your state senator. Strongly, but politely, let them know you want them to vote YES on SB1093. Remind them that you expect them to support the Constitution, and the 4th amendment. SB1093 will help facilitate this constitutional duty and you want a YES vote.

Contact the committee members:
Chester Crandell, (R) Chairman – (602) 926-5409
Al Melvin, (R) Vice-Chairman – (602) 926-4326
Andrea Dalessandro (D) –  (602) 926-4089
Barbara McGuire (D) – (602) 926-5836
Steve Gallardo (D) – (602) 926-5830
Don Shooter  (R) – (602) 926-4139
Gail Griffin (R) – (602) 926-5895

2. Contact other members of the senate and house. Be strong, but respectful. Urge each of them to take action to move the bill forward and vote YES on SB1093 when it comes through their committee. If they do not commit to a YES vote, ask them why. If they’re undecided, let them know you’ll call back in a few days.


3. Share this information widely. Please pass this along to your friends and family. Also, share it with any and all grassroots groups you’re in contact with around the state. Please encourage them to email this information to their members and supporters.


If you’re outside of Arizona, please contact your own legislators regarding the Sheriff’s First bill. If none has been introduced in your state, you can email them the model legislation HERE

Track the status of the Sheriff’s First bill in states around the country HERE

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Adam Henriksen [send him email] is the state chapter coordinator for the Arizona Tenth Amendment Center. Originally from Georgia, Adam has lived in Arizona for 15 years and has been with the Tenth Amendment Center since 2012.

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