I'm still not sure what Verchio et al. were thinking with HB 1087, which appeared to grant counties power to pass ex post facto ordinances and unlimited fines and sentences. Whatever HB 1087 was about, Rep. Verchio's colleagues weren't buying it. The House Local Government Committee kicked that can to the 41st legislative day, effectively killing the bill. Tea Party fave and goob candidate Dr. R. Blake Curd joined ten fellow representatives in a unanimous vote against expanding local government power.
Side note: Our state legislature uses that non-existent 41st legislative day as the synonym for oblivion. But I wonder: since even-numbered years have only 35 day sessions, is there any chance such bill-killing votes need to be phrased as deferral to the 36th legislative day? Or is deferring a bill to the sixth non-existent day of the session a way of saying we really want this bill dead?
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