Arizona Gov Rebuked After Vetoing Bill To Limit Smartphone Use In Classrooms

Arizona Democratic candidate for Governor Katie Hobbs speaks to the media before dropping off her primary election ballot Tuesday, July 21, 2022, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs received rebukes from State Representative Beverly Pingerelli (R-Peoria) and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne on Friday after Hobbs used her veto power to block legislation that allowed school districts to limit the use of smartphones in classrooms.

Hobbs vetoed the bill, HB 2793, after it narrowly passed the Arizona State Legislature. The bill sought to require Arizona school districts create policies and procedures that govern and limit students’ use of phones during school.