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.

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Publication date: 
Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 12:45