- Insurance companies must pay for pain medication.
- Electricity providers cannot raise rates unless they improve their substations.
- Banning release of gun owner information.
- Defibrillators required at school sporting events.
Most of these laws either apply to very few people or do not solve any real problems. A defibrillator at school sporting events is a great idea, but do we really need a law with all of the red tape that goes with it? Now we will need inspectors or an entire department to certify the defibrilators at sporting events for young kids that will hopefully never require the use of one. A bill to improve substations before raising rates may help those effected by flooded substations, but how will we judge the improvements, and what about all the other parts of electrical service that can fail, such as falling poles and blown transformers which are more common. If they improve the substations don't you think the rates will go even higher to pass along the cost? Banning release of gun owner information is another law that is for too few, with no real effect on our daily lives. Someone(Rible) obviously doesn't want everyone knowing how many guns he has. What will he propose next, you can't release the names of people in a marathon race, especially if they are collecting disability for a back injury?
How about a bill that says an Assemblyman can't accept a job at Kimball medical center to keep him from running against the Senator that got him the position.
My favorite bill that was passed this year was the bill that allows banks to lend money to UEZ approved businesses and not pay taxes on their gain. Even though the loans are conventional. The fact that Bob Singer sits on the board of Harmony Bank and his best buddy owns a bank down the street makes that bill very useful. The fact that the director of the UEZ WAS RUNNING TO GIVE LOANS TO EVERY BUSINESS IN TOWN NOW MAKES SENSE.
The bill that allowed senior housing developments to be converted to regular housing came about just prior to a local builder wanting to convert his unfinished senior development. What a coincidence.
I have an idea for a great bill. How about a bill that says career politicians that want to use their districts as a way of making a good living need to resign as soon as they realize they are only in office for their own selfish reasons.