Thursday, December 18, 2008

More bills filed

There was a lull in legislation filing and so as of this morning here are the newest ones:

*HB0015 by *Ferguson.

Local Education Agency - As introduced, permits election of director of schools and outlines qualifications. - Amends TCA Section 49-2-203 and Title 49, Chapter 2, Part 3.

The election of superintendents is constantly debated. That fact that it is shows the frustration that constantly exists regarding the government school system. Consider it a failure on the part of school boards when citizens want the right to go around them and directly elect the person in charge of the day to day running of those school systems. Consider it a failure on the part of citizens that they didn't elect school board members with enough wisdom and courage to actually hold their employee accountable.

And two Joint Resolutions:

*SJR0001 by *Norris.

Constitutional Amendments - Adds provisions establishing the right to hunt, fish, and harvest game subject to reasonable rules and regulations; establishes standard for reviewing such rules and regulations -

Seems a sad commentary on our modern life when a constitutional amendment to guarantee that a family could harvest wild game in order to feed their family might be necessary. I grew up in a hunting and fishing family in northern Wisconsin. I remember when the folks in Madison decided during President Carter's administration to clamp down on poaching. Seems families were so desperate that Dad would go out and snag some meat out of season. The locals working for the state's wildlife office made it absolutely clear that no matter what came out of Madison, they were not going to stand between a desperate man with a gun and food for his family.

SJR0002 by *Henry.

Memorials, Death - Monroe Carell, Jr. -

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