Had the bill been passed, Arizona would have become the first state in the US to pass such a requirement.
According to a report published by My Fox Phoenix, the Governor Jan Brewer said, "I never imagined being presented with a bill that could require candidates for president of the greatest and most powerful nation on earth to submit their 'early baptismal or circumcision certificates'."
She added, "This measure creates significant new problems while failing to do anything constructive for Arizona."
The Associated Press had reported about the proposed legislation as saying:
The Arizona proposal would require political parties and presidential candidates to hand in affidavits stating a candidate's citizenship and age and to provide the candidate's birth certificate and a sworn statement saying where the candidate has lived for 14 years.
If candidates don't have a copy of their birth certificates, they could meet the requirement by providing baptismal or circumcision certificates, hospital birth records and other documents.