DALLAS - Arizona Treasurer Dean Martin said on Monday that a fiscal 2009 appropriations act requiring counties and incorporated towns to deposit a total of almost $30 million into the state's general fund violates the Arizona Constitution.

The provision for the deposit of $29.7 million was included in HB 2209, a general appropriations act adopted by the Legislature in the final days of the 2008 session in June and signed by Gov. Janet Napolitano.

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