The transfer of the mineral museum to the AZGS is very welcome and was long overdue, but other legislation involving the AZGS is problematic. The Arizona Geological Society drew attention to some of the issues in a recent editorial: http://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed/2016/06/15/my-turn-arizona-geological-survey-life-support-and-needs-publics-help/85848418/
A condensed version of the following guest post was also published as a letter to the editor in the June 17th paper copy of the Arizona Republic. In the newespaper, the title of the letter was "Arizona Geological Survey saddled with impossible tasks."
The so-called agency consolidation of the Arizona Geological Survey (AZGS) is a SHAM.