Tuesday, October 9, 2007

A slow week in the House

After the "Sunday night massacre" things slowed down considerably in the House. Last week, we only passed six bills. The most controversial one was HB5046 which mandates that private businesses allow certain individuals suffering from diseases which may require frequent visits to the bathroom to use their private restroom facility.

I can appreciate the intent of the bill. It's compassionate...but once again, we must ask the question, do we really need the state government mandating common courtesy? Don't you think that any private business, like say, a Barber shop would gladly allow someone to come in off the street to use the bathroom if they were really in distress?

Once more, government expands, government has to dictate good behavior...


Anonymous said...

While I don't agree with that bill I do have a related story. When my wife was in labor with our first son and we were on the way to the hospital, she had to use the bathroom really bad. We stopped at a restaurant on the way and they refused to let her use the restroom despite her condition. She ended up using the bathroom at a nearby bar.

Anonymous said...

In the past, our retail establishment did have public restrooms. We chose to stop the practice. Why? One reason was theft. The second reason was the nastiness. Fine. Go to the bathroom, but please don't spread your feces on the wall, urinate on the floor, plug up the toilet with excess toilet paper, paper towels, tampons, or baby diapers. That is why businesses stopped offering public restrooms - the people using them are pigs!!!! If any of you had to clean up after the public, you would stop offering public restrooms also.