I’ve been asked many times this summer “what are your goals for 2017” if re-elected? I want you to know that first and foremost I want to retain my number one goal: NO new laws! So I am proud to have the nickname in the Capitol of “No Bills Bill”. I do however want to remove bad laws, give freedom and promote prosperity. Here are some of the POTENTIAL bills I am considering. I say “potential” because again, I don’t like wasting taxpayer dollars writing bills just to write bills.
In no special order:
1 – Bring back my CHL Reciprocity bill from 2015. It passed the House 57-1 but died in the Senate Judiciary committee. I have great hope to move it this time.
2 – A “starting wage” for agriculture workers. The new minimum wage law is killing ag, we must help them!
3 – Remove the ban on alcoholic beverage consumption in certified cigar shops. There is not reason for this ban as you must be 21 or over to enter a cigar shop. You can drink anything else, why not wine, port or other distilled beverages?
4 – A ban on the “emergency clause”. I want to work with Rep. David Gomberg on this bi-partisan bill.
5 – End the ban on over the counter sales of Sudafed. Right now you must go to your doctor and get a prescription. Those in the lowest income brackets are hurt the most by this. I want a sensible restriction. Something like: 2 packages at a time, sign a sheet, show a driver’s license.
6 – Bring back the “Pregnant Women’s Assistance Fund” bill from 2016.
7 – A bill to repeal 2 bad laws in order to pass a new bill.
8 – A bill to repeal the motorcycle helmet law. I believe in freedom but, I would have a certain requirement (yet to be determined) on the motorcyclist’s insurance.
So those are the main ideas I have as well as a few ideas from constituents in my district that are more specific to HD 25. I promise that whatever bills I do write will be about limiting government, stopping and cutting red tape and furthering freedom!