Legislative Gazette: Freshman senator: Kill the vampires
Great article on my Vampire Bill in the Legislative Gazette:
Freshman Sen. Terry Gipson, D-Rhinebeck, has proposed the "Vampire Voting Bill" that would outlaw voting on most legislation between 9 p.m. and 9 a.m. The law would place no restrictions on debates, nor voting on rules or procedures, generally considered housekeeping items. Another freshman, Sen. Cecilia Tkaczyk, D-Duanseberg, co-sponsored the bill.
Gipson said his proposal is an answer to a decades-old problem. He said the passage of his law would hold lawmakers accountable for their votes and lead to "more robust" debates on the Senate and Assembly floors.
Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 12:45