May 2, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 2

Title-only bills can leave us with a bad taste

In our opinion

As the Washington state Legislature was on the verge of sending things into “overtime” – officially a special session – the term title-only bill began to show up in conversations.

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Call it “drive-thru” law making if you will.

Title-only bills are just what the name infers. A bill is given a name and a number but all the blanks are filled in later. Convenient for busy lawmakers who are trying to get as much done within the 90 days they are officially authorized to do business, but potentially dangerous when it comes to the citizens of the state.

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