James Leroy Wilson's blog

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Congressional Responses to the Read the Bills Act

From the latest Downsizer-Dispatch I wrote:
[B]y not reading and understanding bills in their entirety, they may end up with the opposite of what they intend. Consider a situation in Arkansas. The legislature tried to increase the marriage age to 18 with an exception for younger pregnant girls if they have parental consent. But the bill read "not pregnant" instead, allowing anyone under 18 - even infants - to get married with parental consent. A special session of the Arkansas Legislature may be called to fix the bill. Source: Yahoo.

Is this efficiency?

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