Legislators kill over 100 bills with little or no explaination

State lawmakers gutted or shelved dozens of bills for the year on Friday, including proposals to allow bars to stay open later, examine police practices, regulate marijuana and prohibit Californians from buying more than one rifle a month.

Friday was the deadline for the Senate’s and Assembly’s appropriations committees to pare down the list of bills to be acted on this year, ostensibly rejecting those without sufficient support or that cost too much.

The process allows lawmakers to privately wrestle with both the policy and politics of the bills in question. On Friday, 128 bills were killed with little or no explanation.

Source: California lawmakers shelve dozens of bills, including measures keeping bars open later and limiting gun purchases – LA Times


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