3 February 2005
The Fuzzy Puppies and Bunnies Act
No, wait, it's the "Justice & Common Sense Act" of 2005.
Well, actually, House Bill 2047 is a tort-reform measure, which would cap damages, limit attorney fees, and require jury unanimity for punitive damages.
Okay, it's not as annoying as the USA Patriot Act, at least in terms of nomenclature, but it does suggest to me that House Speaker Todd Hiett (R-Kellyville) doesn't really think it would pass if it got a name that was actually, you know, relevant.
This is not a good sign for the beginning of the legislative session.
(Via Okiedoke, where it's viewed even less favorably.)