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State responds to bid to undo limits on local virus efforts

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Posted at 6:12 PM, Sep 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-03 21:12:18-04

PHOENIX (AP) — A lawyer defending Arizona against a lawsuit challenging new laws that restrict local COVID-19 requirements argues that how those measures were written and their contents are questions for lawmakers, not for the courts.

The laws include a ban on public school districts from imposing mask requirements and a prohibition on universities from requiring vaccinations for students.

A coalition of educators and others behind the challenge argued the legislation had violated constitutional rules requiring laws to focus on only one subject and have their contents reflected in the title of the bills.

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