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

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.

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, 2013.

Harry February 15, 2013 at 02:57 PM
No worries on the hunting on Sundays, soon we will only be allowed on bullet and it will be mandated that that one bullet sits in our shirt pocket at all times. The ride to see mommy or daddy in prison, no worries there either, Malloy will setup a privatized prison in your town to house only the craziest of the crazies And you wonder why 4000 people move out of CT every month now
Cynthia Kobus February 15, 2013 at 04:29 PM
what, no mention of adding a "second state song" ??? Because that one is on there too!


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