Friday, October 24th, 2014

Another Arizona House Committee Approves $500,000 Appropriation To Create A Memorial Site For Granite Mountain Hotshots

Another Arizona House committee has approved a $500,000 appropriation to create a memorial site honoring the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who died in the Yarnell Hill Fire last year. The House appropriations committee approved House Bill 2624 by a vote of 8-1 on Wednesday. The energy, environment and natural resources committee approved the bill by Republican Representative Karen Fann of Prescott on Monday.
 
The bill allocates $500,000 to create a memorial site to honor the firefighters and a committee to oversee the memorial and administer the fund. The committee would include relatives of the firefighters killed, as well as state representatives and officials from the state parks board.

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