Taxes, spending, education, health care. Pretty important issues. And yet the Assembly yesterday took time out to pass a bill (AB 257) which “Prohibits the taking of an excessive number of certain free publications under certain circumstances.” Persons found guilty of taking too many “free” newspapers – now to be referred to legislatively as “periodicals” – would face jail time and fines of up to $500.
Yep, a real priority demanding fast legislative action, right? After all, we surely don’t have enough laws on the books already, do we?
Every member of the Assembly present voted to pass this critically important bill.
GOP Assemblyman Chad Christensen was AWOL for the vote.