|The Senator Reports
||September 17th, 2009|
End of Session Deadline
By Senator Mark Wyland (R-Carlsbad)
For the last two weeks of session, the Legislature again rushed to meet a “bill factory” deadline, shoving as many bills as possible onto the Governor’s desk. As I’ve said before, this is no way to run a state. We should be devoting more time to all of our actions, whether it is balancing the budget, sitting on committees or voting on bills.
One way to accomplish this is to implement my Legislative Oversight Act, which would allow the Legislature to focus for an entire year on just the budget and oversight, leaving the second legislative year to concentrate on bills and other business. By doing this, legislators would not only be able to come to a more bi-partisan agreement, but we would also cut down on the number of non-critical bills.
Hopefully the Legislature will soon implement reforms to create the time we need to complete a more in-depth analysis of the important issues that plague California.
Senator Mark Wyland represents the people of the 38th Senate District, which includes cities in north San Diego County and the south Orange County cities of San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano.
Senator Mark Wyland
1910 Palomar Point Way, Suite 105
Carlsbad, California 92008