Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on February 1, 1973 · Page 45
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Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona · Page 45

Tucson, Arizona
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Thursday, February 1, 1973
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·THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1973 T U C S O N D A I L Y c'lTiztN 45 House to debate no-fault -- AP Wlrtphot* Tight squeeze M60 battle tank participating in a military operation eases Its way along a street in Buetthard, West Germany, while a housewife watches from her window. The tank belongs to the U.S. Army's 1st Armored Division. ^Legislator calls for probe of purchasing department PHOENIX(UPI) - A stale v legislator, says there are significant discrepancies in Hie system used by the State Purchasing Department in awarding-bids. Hep/Edward (Bunch) Guer- .J-'ero, D-Globe, said his in- Z$estigation uncovered many in which contracts awarded to companies significantly high- j^er bids than other unsuccessful competitors. : He said the rainsuccessful; bids ..apparently met all specifications. GueiTero said the legisla- should look into the situ- He cited one case in a-tibn. House Appropriations Committee, Chairman Thomas N. Goodwin, R-Tucson, said he intended to question representatives of the State Finance Department when they appeared before his committee tomorrow. The purchasing department is a division of the finance department. Guerrero said the percentage' of loss to the taxpayers on the 73 awards he in-, vestigated in the area of truck and auto tires came to 10.6 per cent. , ·the. contract, went to a company whose bid was more than $20 per item higher than competitor's: Guerrero called for a special committee to further investigate the purchasing policies and procedures of the department under the administration of director Russell Leach. .Gov Jack Williams earlier this week announced that Leach had requested early retirement for health, rea- ,sons. By THEODORE A. RUSHTON Cltiun Photnix turuu PHOENIX -- The no-fault insurance bill proposed in the House provides a badly needed reform of the auto insurance system in Arizona, according to Rep. Richard Burgess, R-Phoenix: "It is anything but a bonanza for the insurance people," he stated. "Usually insurance premiums are reduced after a no-fault plan is adopted in a state." The bill was due for floor debate · late this afternoon. Burgess outlined its provisions Woes seen in valuation moratorium Citizen PhotnU Burttu PHOENIX - A bill to hold 1973 residential property valuations at the 1968 level would wreak havoc on the entire state property tax system, says the chairman of the House Appropriations, Committee, Rep. Thomas N. Goodwin, R-Tucson, said, "Every mine, every utility, every other business and property owner in the state would file suits for similar relief." The bill, introduced in the House yesterday by Rep. H. Thomas Kincaid, R-Tucson, would freeze valuations of all single-family homes except for those sold since 1988 or those on which improvements were made. Kincaid admitted his plan might be inequitable but said it would be^ less unfair than the "mammoth" tax increases predicted for lower income families in Pima, County, if new state valuation figures, based on current market value, are used.vf ; ; ; in a 'Republican majority caucus .-meeting yesterday. · Under present insurance policies,,about 54 cents out of every dollar received in. premiums is used for expenses by the insurance companies, he said. The other 46 cents is paid in claims to customers. "Under a no-fault plan, a . substantially greater portion of the premium dollar is returned to the policyholders," he said. \This is because claims are paid without regard to fault, and tort liability is abolished tor small claims. The bill is based'On the .provisions- of the Uniform Motor · Vehicle Reparations Act as approved by the National Conference of Commissioners on Union State Laws in August, 1972. Burgess said that .basically the same bill has been introduced in about 29 other states and in both houses of Congress,, although no state has adopted it yet. "This, bill presents the opportunity for a person to base his insurance on exactly what he needs," Burgess explained. He said it would be a particular benefit for elderly persons on a fixed income, because they would not have to pay for provisions such as health costs \vhich are covered under Medicare. In-general, the bill provides: --Payment of all reasonable medical and rehabilitative expenses without limit. --Payment of up to $200 a weak .for lost earnings, although this could be increased by paying a larger premium. --In the case of death, payment of up to $200 per week to survivors who would be entitled to collect under the state's wrongful death laws. --In case of death, payment of up to $500 for burial expenses. It would deny court action to compensate for pain and suffering unless such damages would exceed $5,000. Burgess said that opposition has. been presented by some Republicans "and we're going to need the help of the Demo- Commerce 'unit proposed again PHOENIX (UPI) -- A 200- page Mil creating a Department of Commerce has been introduced in the House again. It failed to win passage last year. The new.department would be an "umbrella" agency for more than 30 existing boards and commissions that deal with occupations and licensing. crate for it to'be successful." Other bills, cleared for floor debate include HB 2015, a bill returning the Veteran's Day observance from the fourth Monday in October to Nov. 11; and HB 2024, a bill kinging the state banking code up to date. CASH t CAW SPECIAL THVRt. - Fit). - SAT. mi MOTS i in u i n ·M. HHI SAT. CARNATIONS $139 I DOZ. FLOWERLAND FLOWER SHOP Aisorted- Colors CHECK FLOWERUWrS NEW VARIETT SMOTE $?. 5069 E. 5TH ST. Phone 793.9344 the diet can live with. At last! Build the diet that's yours alone, and that's just right for you. A well-known nutritionist shows you how to include the foods you love-plus snacks. Fe«l full on fewer calories... as you lose weight steadily, safely. Read the details--including how not to weigh yourself. One of 39 articles and features in the FEBRUARY READER'S DIGEST ON SALE NOW. Holsclaw seeks ban on odometer rollbacks PHOENIX (UPI) - A bill making it illegal to roll back odometers on automobiles Offered for sale has been introduced in the Senate. The measure, sponsored by Sea. Douglas Holsclaw, R-Tucson, has been before the legislature in past years. II. also would prohibit advertising any device that would cause an odometer to register less mileage than driven. . Also introduced in the Sen-. ate was a proposal by the Judiciary Committee to add ''sex" and "religion" categories to the civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination in employment. 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