Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close

PHOENIX -- Arizona lawmakers are backing a bill that would make gold and silver legal tender, but the state Department of Revenue wants no part in it.

The Arizona House passed last week an amendment to the bill ensuring that the Department of Revenue wouldn't have to accept gold and silver as payment if the legislation became law.

Republican Rep. David Livingston was behind the amendment and helped usher the legislation through the Arizona House. He says the Department of Revenue's reluctance to participate in the measure is not indicative of larger problems with the bill.

But Democrats say making gold and silver the same as the U.S. dollar would create a bureaucratic nightmare.

The House passed the bill 36-22 on Monday. The Arizona Senate already passed the bill.

Associated Press,

share this story:
Attention KTAR.com Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation and The Voice of Arizona by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing KTAR (Arizona Sports) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health

    World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.

Voice For A Better Arizona

  • Family in Focus

    KTAR spends the week taking a look at the issues a modern Arizona family faces.