Bad Bill of the Week

 

Bad Bill of the Week: HB135 – “Eccentric Energy Efficiency Enforcement”

Energy efficiency is all the rage these days. “Green” products are hip, and saving the environment is supposedly as easy as turning your lights off at night. There is nothing wrong with individuals engaging in voluntary actions they perceive will help reduce our ecological footprint. Moreover, such actions can also…

 

Bad Bill of the Week: HB 879: People are not ATM Machines

The ATM is a wonderful device. It allows someone short on cash to quickly and efficiently replenish their wallet, allowing them to spend more money as they see fit. Yet it is not magic; what you spend is your own, and it will come to an end sooner or later.…

 

Bad Bill of the Week: SB 558 – Unhealthy Government Intrusion

Senate Bill 558 Healthy Families & Workplaces/Paid Sick Days (McKissick D-Durham) offers up an unhealthy dose of government intrusion into voluntary labor agreements. (There is an equivalent House Bill, HB 223 sponsored by Alma Adams, D-Guilford). The bill would mandate a certain threshold of paid sick days, and also detail…

 

Bad Bill of the Week: Senate Bill 471 – The Nanny State Reaches Farther

Those who thought last November’s election meant there would be less intrusion into families and raising children are going to get a reality check with Senate Bill 471. It carries the mom and apple pie title of Youth Skin Cancer Prevention Act and is sponsored by Sen. William R. Purcell…

 

HB 884: Because Working Families Have Too Much Money!

Anyone who has gone to the grocery store or the gas station in recent months has likely felt the pain of rising prices. No doubt, those having the most difficulty reaching deeper into their pockets to pay more for these goods are the poor and working families trying to make…

 

Bad Bill of the Week: HB 758: Commissions Not Gone for Long

In light of a budget deficit of more than $2 billion, both the General Assembly and Governor Perdue recognized a need to reduce and reorganize state government. One action supported by both sides is the reduction and consolidation of many of the state’s boards, committees and commissions, a step championed…

 

Bad Bill of the Week: SB 632 – Million Dollar Umbrella Alternative

If you have ever been to the General Assembly you have probably noticed security is not as stringent as at other state buildings.  The Sergeant at Arms staff is there to keep the peace at crowded committee meetings and hearings, and you might see a police officer every once in…

 

Bad Bill of the Week: HB 840: Ensuring the Education Bureaucracy Stays Healthy

There has been a big push at the national level to promote better nutrition and increase exercise for children.  There is nothing wrong with telling kids to eat better and play outside, but North Carolina’s latest legislative attempt to jump on the bandwagon misses the mark entirely. House Bill 840:…

 

HB 681: Mascots under the Microscope

Major things are happening in North Carolina government. Budgets are being written, districts are being redrawn, and if several legislators get their way, mascots will soon be under review for political correctness. Wait, what? Under HB 681 An Act to Study the Use of American Indian Mascots at Public Schools…

 

SB 35: That Dog Won’t Hunt (Literally)

Dogs are often referred to as “man’s best friend.” Apparently, they aren’t a friend of Rep. Ellie Kinnaird. SB 35, Orange Co./No Deer Hunting with Dogs, sponsored by Kinnaird (D-Orange) would criminalize anyone attempting to “hunt deer or attempt to take deer with the aid of dogs at any time”…

Page 6 of 13« First...45678...Last »

Raleigh Web Design, WordPress & Web Development