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A highlight of the state legislature’s bills

February 22, 2009

Take a look at some of the latest bills being filed in the state
legislature for the 2009-2010 season (Courtesy of the Beacon Hill Roll
Call):  My opinions of the bills are in red.

REQUIRE
BIBLE AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES IN HIGH SCHOOL – This proposal would
mandate that all public high schools require that students take courses
on the bible and international religions “for the purpose of promoting
morality and brotherhood.”
I am against this. 
This bill won’t make it very far in the state legislature anyway.  I am
confident state legislators will shoot this down because it clearly
crosses the boundary between church and state and teaching religion in
a public school.

PUNISH
BUSINESSES THAT HIRE ILLEGAL WORKERS (H 149) – This bill would require
that any business facility that employs illegal immigrants be closed
and padlocked by the state for 30 days.
I
strongly approve, I want more laws like this.   The only thing I don’t
like about this is that the penalty doesn’t appear to be as severe as
I’d like.

OFFICIAL
STATE MOVIE – This legislation would make “Fever Pitch” the official
movie of the state. This offbeat love story is punctuated by the main
character’s obsession with the Red Sox.
See my previous blog post.

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