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PHOENIX, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

By Mary Rinker, Tucson News Now Intern

Governor Jan Brewer signed a bill today that will help protect Arizona forests from wildfires as well as create new jobs.

These provisions within the bill, HB 2536, were proposed by Rep. Lisa Otondo. Portions of this bill were amended into another, HB 2343, which Brewer signed today.

The legislation will create opportunities for public-private partnerships to remove vegetation in Arizona forests that can create dangerous wildfire conditions. 

"After the tragic loss of life in the Yarnell Hill Fire, we cannot afford to sit on our hands while we watch our communities and our firefighters be put in jeopardy. This is a step in the right direction for Arizona," Otondo said to officials. "I am thankful for the bipartisan support that this bill received in the Legislature, and I am grateful that the governor signed this bill."

The bill will go into effect this summer.

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