PHOENIX - The legislative testimony, the press conference and the boycotts over SB 1070 are pretty much all history. And its architect is gone, the victim of a recall.
All that remains now is to see whether the U.S. Supreme Court will let Arizona begin enforcing key sections of the tough new immigration law.
But that is not halting efforts in the new session that started Monday to adopt even more laws aimed at the issue.
Sen. Steve Smith, R-Maricopa, is pushing two measures in particular. And while neither will directly reduce illegal immigration, he sees both as steps to help reduce the financial burden on Arizona taxpayers.
One would require parents to provide some proof when enrolling a child in public school that the youngster is a citizen or here legally.