Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Legislature passes Escamilla’s bill to compensate cities for cleaning up graffiti

Legislature passes Escamilla’s bill to compensate cities for cleaning up graffiti

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – On Tuesday the Arizona House of Representatives and Senate passed a bill introduced by Rep. Juan Carlos Escamilla, D-San Luis (District 4), that would require people responsible for graffiti to cover the costs of cleaning up the damage.

Escamilla’s bill, HB 2571, would allow the courts to include reasonable labor, material and equipment costs when calculating the damage resulting from graffiti.

“Graffiti cleanup has been a huge issue in our communities and it has budgetary implications,” Escamilla said. “This law would provide a way for cities and towns to not only manage the cleanup but also hold the offenders accountable for the full damage they inflict.”

The bill now goes to Gov. Jan Brewer for consideration.

A full copy of the bill is available at:




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