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By BOB CHRISTIE
Associated Press

PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona House of Representatives has passed a bill targeting police in a northern Arizona polygamist community after stripping it of provisions that would have immediately triggered actions that could have led to a sheriff's department takeover.

The bill was opposed by a lawmaker from Kingman who argued it unfairly targeted the community's law enforcement officers.

The original bill would have set up a process for a local police agency to be replaced by the Mohave County Sheriff's Office if at least half of its officers have lost their law enforcement certifications in a 5-year period. Only Colorado City met that threshold.

The Marshal patrols that town and adjacent Hildale, Utah.

The amended bill approved Thursday will lead to action only if more officers lose their certification.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press modified.

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