State labs

AUGUST 29, 2019 | by Daniel Vock | GOVERNING

“State legislators who move on to Congress find one of their jobs unexpectedly and sometimes maddeningly difficult: the simple act of reading a bill.  Scoff if you like, but the task is not as easy as it sounds, particularly for legislation that amends existing law. … U.S. Rep. Tom Graves … doesn’t understand why bills in Congress are so hard to read, when virtually every state makes it easier.”  (Note:take a peek at the Illinois Municipal Code here. Start scrolling down, and consider whether Illinois makes laws easy to read or not.)