The Arizona law for public funding of state candidates says that if someone takes public funding, but then disobeys the law and spends more private money than is authorized, that person should be removed from office, whether it is a legislator or an executive position. On May 28, the office that handles the public funding program declared that Doug Quelland, a state legislator, is now no longer a legislator. The lawsuit over whether Quelland should be removed has been going on since August 2009, but the last court ruling was against him. See this story. Quelland says he cannot be removed yet because he is still appealing.