Thursday, February 14, 2013
Gimme links, Lege Council
The caption to a bill filed yesterday by state Rep. Trey Martinez-Fischer filled Grits' wonky heart with joy: "Relating to providing links in the online text of proposed legislation to other state laws referenced in that legislation." I'm not sure why it requires a state law to do that, but boy would it make reading bills easier! The biggest constituency for this bill may actually be legislative staff who must evaluate hundreds of bills over the course of the session. Martinez-Fischer has earned the reputation as a bit of a partisan bomb thrower, but Grits sees no reason why this idea shouldn't enjoy wide bipartisan support. Hell, it should have been done long ago.
Posted by Gritsforbreakfast at 8:08 AM