|REFERENCE TITLE: military personnel; uranium exposure; test|
State of Arizona
House of Representatives
Second Regular Session 2006
Introduced by Representatives Tom, Downing, Kirkpatrick, Lopes, Lopez L, Miranda B, Sinema: Aguirre A, Gallardo, Meza, Prezelski, Rios P
Amending title 26, chapter 1, article 1, arizona revised statutes, by adding section 26-103; relating to military affairs.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:
Section 1. Title 26, chapter 1, article 1, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended by adding section 26-103, to read:
START_STATUTE26-103. Military personnel; exposure to depleted uranium; screening; definition
The adjutant general shall assist any member or veteran of the armed forces of the united states or national guard who is a resident of this state and who served in the Persian Gulf war, or in an area designated as a combat zone during operation enduring freedom or operation Iraqi freedom, and who has been assigned a risk level i or ii for depleted uranium exposure or has reason to believe such exposure occurred during such service, to obtain a federal best practice health screening test using a bioassay procedure involving methods capable of detecting depleted uranium at low levels and the use of equipment with the capacity to discriminate between different radioisotopes in naturally occurring levels of uranium and the characteristic ratio and marker for depleted uranium. For the purposes of this section, "depleted uranium" means uranium containing less uranium-235 than the naturally occurring distribution of uranium isotopes. END_STATUTE
Sec. 2. Adjutant general; report; uranium exposure training
The adjutant general shall submit a report to the governor and the legislature by January 15, 2007 on the scope and adequacy of training received by members of the armed forces and national guard on whether their service entails or is likely to entail exposure to depleted uranium containing less uranium-235 than the naturally occurring distribution of uranium isotopes. The report shall include an assessment of the feasibility and cost of adding predeployment training concerning potential exposure to depleted uranium and other toxic chemical substances and the precautions recommended under combat and noncombat conditions while in a combat zone.