Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Legislate in September?

I seems like the Utah Legislature infuriates the public so much that, if elections were held tomorrow, right after the session ended, most legislators would lose their jobs.

Part of the Plan has a great idea to solve that problem:

* change the beginning of annual general sessions of the Legislature from the third Monday in January to the third Monday in September; and
* excludes federal holidays in the calculation of the 45-day period for annual general sessions.

The rationale is simple. With this change, the legislative session would end on October 31, just days prior to the next general election. Hopefully Utah voters would then still be aroused and incensed enough by the tomfoolery and shenanigans of the legislature to make intelligent decisions about whom to vote for.

1 comment:

Lincoln said...

Ah, the Utah legislature. Although there are many things I miss about living in Utah, I'm very happy I don't live under the tyranny of Utah lawmakers.