The bitcoin-specific bill was introduced alongside a series of other bills that would allow Arizona state agencies to enter into agreements with cryptocurrency issuers to accept it as payment.
SB 1239 extends the issuers to Ethereum, Litecoin, Bitcoin, and Bitcoin cash.
"'Breaking: #Bitcoinis the best performing asset in the world this year according to data from Goldman Sachs'," Rogers quotes in a Twitter post on Tuesday while announcing her set of bills.
\u201c\u201cBreaking: #Bitcoin is the best performing asset in the world this year according to data from Goldman Sachs.\u201d\n\nLaunched my #Crypto bills today, as well as Photo Radar Prohibition, which included nearly all my Republican senator colleagues as cosponsors @JeffWeninger @JDMesnard\u201d
However, despite the volatile market, it seems Rogers finds value in cryptocurrency.
Among the bills Rogers introduced, SB 1236 states that a city or town "may not prohibit or otherwise restrict an individual from running a node on blockchain technology in a residence" or "impose a tax or fee on the use of blockchain technology by any person or entity."
Rogers introduced her first bitcoin bill, SB 1341, in January 2022 but it died.
Maybe the second time will be the charm.
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