Stupid potential Washington laws, Volume 2
Posted by Liberty on January 20, 2009
“Introduced by Rep. Zack Hudgins, (D-Tukwila) (D) on January 19, 2009, directs the department to give high priority to conduct lead blood level assessments for persons under the age of twenty-one receiving social security.”
Why is this a high priority?
“Introduced by Rep. Brendan Williams, (D-Olympia) (D) on January 19, 2009, prohibits a person from practicing landscape architecture in this state unless the person is licensed or authorized to practice in this state. Changes the name of the state board of registration for landscape architects to the licensure board for landscape architects. (See also Companion SB 5273).”
I understand having certain licensing requirements for certain professions…like doctors. But landscape architects? What ever happened to the concept of buyer beware? If people want professional landscape architecture, let them search out the most qualified landscape architect themselves and leave the state of Washington out of the equation.
2009 Senate Bill 5254 (Granting authority to a watershed management partnership to exercise powers )
“Introduced by Sen. Margarita Prentice, (D-Renton) (D) on January 19, 2009, authorizes a watershed management partnership to exercise powers of its forming governments, including the power of eminent domain. (See also Companion HB 1332).”
Whoa! Let me see here, a watershed management partnership will be able to exercise the powers of its forming governments including the power of eminent domain. Any other private property owners a little nervous about even more bureaucratic authority working against you?
“Introduced by Sen. Karen Keiser, (D-Kent) (D) on January 19, 2009, requires a wireless communications service provider to replace the wireless communications device of any subscriber under contract with the service provider if the subscriber’s wireless communications device ceases to function due to a defect, malfunction, or failure of one or more components of the device.”
Uh, can’t we handle this on our own…without help from Senator Keiser and the state government?
“Introduced by Sen. Karen Keiser, (D-Kent) (D) on January 19, 2009, prohibits a manufacturer, wholesaler, or retailer from manufacturing, knowingly selling, offering for sale, distributing for sale, or distributing certain items that contain bisphenol A, commonly known as BPA, a polymer in plastic containers.”
This will be a bureaucratic nightmare. California has already tried this. A couple of days ago I posted an article about how the new toxic toy law is basically driving small retail shops including baby consignments out of business. The road to hell is paved with good intentions. As a parent, I’m just going to say to the legislators: I have it covered. Why don’t you guys worry about fixing the budget and I’ll worry about keeping my kid safe.
Still to come, outstanding and necessary legislation.