2017 Session 

Bad Bill Bob's Commentary on HB317

Now here is a bill that makes sense. Finally a new law that limits the number of bill                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
requests to a reasonable number. Too often legislators have submitted bill requests                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
EXCEEDING 100 bills for the session. One other thing that should be looked at is some                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
sort of internal processing rule that requires legislative staff to notify legislators of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
duplicate requests. Too often different legislators give a bill request that is the same                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
as another legislator - thereby doubling the amount of work for staff.