Criminy, I just can't keep up with the wave of voter-unfriendly bills coming out of the 79th Lege. Lyn informs me that Houston's own Rep. Dwayne Bohac has filed HB1269, which would essentially require you to re-fill out and submit a voter's reg application in the event you'd previously made a mistake. Current law allows for a space on reg forms to make corrections, and as Lyn notes in some cases you can do that online, but Bohac would take that away. Why, I have no idea. Maybe too many non-citizens were submitting badly-filled-out forms in a subtle attempt to wreck our democracy or something.
I think we need a pithy descriptive term for all this bad legislation. I hereby propose that bills like HB1269 and its bastard cousins be called Petty Little Odious Bills, or PLOBs for short. It's based on a expression from the game of bridge, where the B stands for Bid instead of Bill. Who's with me?Posted by Charles Kuffner on March 28, 2005 to That's our Lege | TrackBack