Frivolous Bills or Necessary Legislation? Variety of Proposals Before Connecticut's Lawmakers

There's something for everyone in the myriad of bills pending in the state's General Assembly this year.


Want to visit daddy in prison?

There's a proposal afoot that would require taxpayers to fund a child's transportation to visit a parent incarcerated in a Connecticut prison.

Want to go to a tanning salon? If you're under 18 you might need a doctor's note for that.

Now that you can buy booze on Sundays, why not go hunting as well? One state lawmaker wants to permit hunting on Sundays.

Those are just a few of the seemingly quirky and offbeat bills currently pending before Connecticut's General Assembly this legislative session, according to this rundown provided by the Hartford Courant.

Other proposals currently pending include bills to make the polka the state dance, mandate the teaching in public schools of the humane treatment of animals and require cell phones to carry warnings about how to safely use them.

This year's regular legislative session started last month and runs through May.

Jim-Bob Masters February 19, 2013 at 04:19 PM
We need less laws, not more.
Fred February 26, 2013 at 04:10 PM
Why no hunting on Sunday? This isn't a new law, it is repeal of an old, stupid law. Also, BTW, what is the relationship between buying booze on Sunday and hunting on Sunday? Have I missed something, or is this just a gratuitous snide remark by the reporter?


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