Session Starting to Shape Up by Dennis Hisey
Last updated 1/22/2020 at 1:55pm
With 270 bills introduced in the first eight days of the session, it sounds like we left the starting gate at full sprint but in reality, this is how it is supposed to work. By design bills are introduced early and often. This gets them into the committees where they can be debated and the public has a chance to have input. Where some of us get a little testy, which resulted in a lawsuit last year, was when major bills were introduced and then pushed though the required committees and three readings in less than a week.
In an effort to give bills the due process they deserve legislators ha...