Today, the Arizona House Rules Committee passed SB1415. SB1415 transfers the Polly Rosenbaum Building and the former mineral and mining artifact collections to the Univ. of Arizona.
I gather this was a pro forma meeting before the Rules Committee as it ended less than 10 minutes after it began.
Next, the bill returns to caucus for a 3rd reading.
Among other things, SB 1415, reads, ‘In coordination with the mining, mineral and natural resources educational museum advisory council established by section 27-111, the University of Arizona shall operate and maintain a mining, mineral and natural resources educational museum as the state depository for collecting, cataloging and displaying mining, mineral and natural resources artifacts and specimens.’
Our thanks to Senator Gail Griffin, her staff and colleagues for introducing and shepherding SB1415 to this point. We are almost there.
Bill SB 1415 is online at https://apps.azleg.gov/BillStatus/GetDocumentPdf/449650