Madigan in Chicago passes bills with one letter, to use at years end to pass ANYTHING – Pelosi: “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.”
“Then, look up Shellbills — you wanna look up something terrible look up Shellbills and that’ll tell you …. they’ll file 4 thousand bill with no …with one letter inside of the bill and at the end of the year when they want to cram a thousand bills in they’ll just take one of the shellbills, that have already passed in committee… they’ll fill it up with whatever in the document and then re appropriate it through the House to get voted on THAT DAY, instead of going through six months or two years of committees. And thats Madigan…..”
The Chicago machine – an EXAMPLE of the corrupt.
But if ANYONE thinks that this is only going on in Chicago, then they are naive
Remember Pelosi —- no wonder she said this
Pelosi: “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.” https://youtu.be/9uC4bXmcUvw via @YouTube
They had to pass the BILL because there was nothing in it initially – they didn’t have to go through Committees – there was nothing there.
AND IT’S SOMEHOW ALL LEGAL?
Vote trading, shell bills allowed, Jackley says
PIERRE — Vote trading and the use of ambiguous shell bills are within the confines of South Dakota law, Attorney General Marty Jackley wrote in an opinion Monday.
While the practices have generated concern for a dozen state legislators, neither directly violates the law or the state’s constitution as long as there is no violence or coercion used in trading a vote, Jackley said.
The opinion came after a group of legislators, headed by Sen. Stace Nelson, R-Fulton, drafted a letter to Jackley expressing concern about the use of the bills that are often extensively amended late in the legislative session and agreements between legislators to vote for one of the bills if another legislator would support the other’s bill.
Vote trading, Jackley said in his opinion, is a “common legislative practice that is an established landmark in South Dakota’s legislative landscape.” And vehicle bills are allowed as long as they have an enacting clause and focus only on one subject.
The Republican also noted that lawmakers had the power to outlaw either practice through rule change or legislation.
AND SO WHY HAVE THEY NOT MADE IT ILLEGAL?
The presence of shell bills in the Statehouse is not a new phenomenon. Lawmakers for years have drafted purposefully generic measures with titles like “enhance South Dakota” or “accommodate legislation relating to education in South Dakota” to provide backups in case proposals fail or something gets missed between the bill filing deadline and the end of session.
Opponents, like Nelson, said they were frustrated by the assessment as they’d been told previously that the practice of vote-trading is illegal.
“I’m totally astonished that our attorney general would condone this process,” Nelson said. “It is unethical on its face.”
Nelson said he planned to bring a rule change restricting the practice.
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CORRUPTION EVERYWHERE !!!!!!!!!!!