By The Associated Press

A proposal to allow the Arizona Legislature to reimburse ousted lawmaker Russell Pearce for campaign expenses in his November recall election loss appears dead.

Pearce allies championed the legislation, but one now says it lacks enough support to move forward.

The bill was pulled from consideration in the Senate on Thursday and Majority Leader Andy Biggs explains that it lacks enough votes for passage.

The state Constitution says officials who are subjects of recall elections can have their expenses paid by the state. However, there's no law currently to allow that to happen.

The proposed legislation would add such a law, but the legislation doesn't contain an actual appropriation to pay any or all of Pearce's $262,000 of campaign expenses.

Pearce is known nationally for sponsoring measures targeting illegal immigration.