Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Opposition to SB1200
At the Feb 26 Senate Committee of the Whole (COW) meeting, Senator Lynne Pancrazi spoke in opposition to the bill (video available on www.az.gov). Her talking points were as follows:
The mineral collection was neglected and rain damaged when AHS “inherited" it. The AHS categorized it, renumbered it, and is putting it on display in Tempe.
Only the AHS has expertise in museum management and the care of collections. The AZGS is not capable of managing a successful museum.
The bill will cause unnecessary cost.
The AHS is better equipped to raise private funds than the AZGS is.
Obviously, Senator Pancrazi is not familiar with the facts presented on this blog for the past 5 years.