Sunday, May 04, 2003

The "dance of legislation" in Virginia

A staffer of a U.S. Senator from Montana wrote a book called the "Dance of Legislation" which I had to read as an undergraduate and a copy of which sits somewhere in a box in my basement. Schoolhouse Rock used to have a cartoon singing "I'm just a bill, and I'm sitting here on Capitol Hill, but someday I'm going go be a law, I will, but today, I am still, just a bill."

The Lynchburg paper has this account of the dance of legislation in Virginia, as a court case revealed a loophole in the law, which sparked an idea for a new law, which became a bill and was assigned to a committee, where it was amended several times then passed, then voted through and signed by the Governor.

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