Why the Gap?

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Why the Gap?

Postby jsimmons » Sun Sep 20, 2009 7:14 am

Why is there a two-year gap between legislative sessions?
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Re: Why the Gap?

Postby KD5NRH » Sun Sep 20, 2009 8:34 am

jsimmons wrote:Why is there a two-year gap between legislative sessions?

It takes that long for the chambers to air out and become habitable again after all that gets shoveled around in there during the sessions.

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Re: Why the Gap?

Postby android » Sun Sep 20, 2009 8:37 am

jsimmons wrote:Why is there a two-year gap between legislative sessions?

Because Texas founding fathers realized that when you send legislators to gather, they will insist on making laws even if all the good ones have been done. So then they will do stupid ones. Better to only allow them to do this every two years. It was assumed they would only have time to work on good laws. But now they work on the stupid laws first like controlling sexy dancing for cheerleaders and save anything important for special sessions.

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Re: Why the Gap?

Postby lrb111 » Sun Sep 20, 2009 4:02 pm

No truer words have been spoken. :tiphat:
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Re: Why the Gap?

Postby surprise_i'm_armed » Sun Sep 20, 2009 4:05 pm

"No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session."
Mark Twain

So be grateful that the legislators in Texas don't meet more often.

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Every legislature in session makes headaches for someone by enacting new laws.

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Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of them.

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