Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Civitas Crowns “Bad Bill of the Year”

It is now official and SB 848 Sponsored by Sen. Charlie Albertson (D-Duplin), has been crowned this year's worst bill.

According to the Civitas press release more than 10,000 votes were cast throughout the tournament.

"The voters have spoken and declared SB 848 as this year’s worst bill of the year," said Civitas Institute Executive Director Francis De Luca. “SB 848 was able to defeat some really bad pieces of legislation on its way to the title, so it truly earned its victory.”

"SB 848 defeated two bills that would license pedorthists (SB 619) and dog breeders (SB 460), a bill that allows students to earn money for good grades (SB 100) and a bill that repeals the ban on collective bargaining (HB 750) on its way to the championship."

The weekly “Bad Bill of the Week” series will resume during the General Assembly short session beginning in May 2010 with next year’s tournament commencing after the legislative session comes to a close.

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