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No lobbyist-drafted bills; Senators must read all bills

Patrick pledges never to let a lobbyist draft the law; never to depend on his staff to write out the questions he is to ask at a hearing; and never to vote on legislation he hasn't read. His policy is before a Senator can vote on legislation, he or she must read the entire bill, acknowledge understanding the proposed law, and swear that no lobbyist has made a campaign contribution to get their vote. If the Senator can't say yes to all three, they are disqualified from voting.

Patrick believes this is the first step in ending the spectacle of Congress dumping thousands of pages of incomprehensible law on the public and then expecting businesses and government workers to figure out what they and the lobbyists meant.

Source: 2016 Kansas Senate campaign website, WiesnerForSenate.com , Mar 1, 2016

Lobbyists should never be allowed to draft laws, nor donate

My policy is before a Senator can vote on legislation, he or she must read the entire bill, acknowledge understanding the proposed law, and guarantee that no lobbyist has made a campaign contribution to get their vote. If the Senator can't say yes to all three, they are disqualified from voting. Lobbyists should never be allowed to draft laws or provide the talking points for a hearing.
Source: Emporia Gazette on 2016 Kansas Senate race , Aug 2, 2014

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