California is broke. Instead of fixing the budget, California legislators enacted 725 new laws to burden their citizenry. Here are a few examples:
AB 119 prevents insurance companies from charging different rates for men and women for identical coverage.
AB 715 makes a change to the California Green Building Standards code. The change will require new California buildings to be energy efficient.
AB 12 allows foster youth to acquire state services until the age of 21.
AB 97 bans the use of trans-fats in food facilities.
Do Leftist Nanny Staters EVER learn? Apparently not! Faced with crippling debt, the legislature
doubles, triples down on the same big government idiocy that got them into that debt! Some more lowlights from the legislating orgy!
AB 1871 allows people to lease out their cars when they are not being used—alleviating the need to purchase additional insurance.
SB 1317 allows the state to slap parents with a $2,000 fine if their K-8 child misses more than 10 percent of the school year without a valid excuse. It also allows the state to punish parents with up to a year in prison for the misdemeanor.
Now, to be fair not all the bills are bad, or unneeded, but, many are, and the time and energy used to write, debate, and pass these bills waste time that SHOULD be spent on serious matters, like massive budget shortfalls! And, sadly, the same is true of many, if not most state legislatures across America. We focus a lot on federal waste and pork, but we must not forget the waste at the state level.