Log in

No account? Create an account
Zer Netmouse
July 21st, 2012
11:01 am


Previous Entry Share Flag Next Entry
Why does Congress make laws that expire?

(23 comments | Leave a comment)

[User Picture]
Date:July 23rd, 2012 05:58 am (UTC)
Yeah? Is there a place where the public can easily go to find out what laws are expiring this year? Or next year?
Date:July 23rd, 2012 01:36 pm (UTC)
Easily? Probably not, but that's a general reflection of the way our laws are insufficiently indexed, and not specific to their having expiration dates. The laws themselves are public, so such an index could be created. There probably is one already somewhere, because reporters and analysts regularly field stories and reports about upcoming expirations. And if laws had a standard built-in expiration, it would be easy; just list all the laws that passed 20 years ago (or whatever the period was), with less than the permanence threshold.

Hmmm...it appears I'm not the first one to suggest this.
Netmouse on the web Powered by LiveJournal.com