Brewer vetoes militia bill

April 17, 2013

Governor Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill that would have removed the age limit of 45 for serving in the state militia. 

The militia is a provision in the state constitution, but as Brewer noted in her veto letter, it has never been established or funded.

Brewer said she is concerned the bill would amend a statute that also covers the Arizona National Guard, and that she wants the state guard and any militia to meet National Guard standards.

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