Here’s a couple of stories that are coming in from legislators departing the process, and those who are newly elected.
Here’s the story from a legislator who decided not to run for re-election:
The current 105 legislators are in violation and the ones getting sworn in when session starts will obviously be too. Of course there is a lot of overlap. For me personally, my wife works for the local hospital so when she gets her paycheck next week I would be in violation of the new law. Am I suppose resign even though I most likely won’t vote on anything? This is crazy!
A legislator who didn’t even run in 2016 – and he’s going to be in violation of IM22 because his wife works?
My newly elected State Representative Tim Reed, who is also outgoing as the local mayor. He’s also affected – but in a different way:
So here is another one for IM22. I’m a board member and newly elected representative. My last SDML board meeting is early December. The League normally has a dinner and pays for travel expenses.
To be safe I’ll have to pay for the meal and travel expenses.
So, the Mayor – who is taking part in a function related to his job as mayor – is going to have to foot the bill for expenses that any one else would cover in the normal course of business. Except for IM22. If he lets them pay them, he’s guilty of a criminal act.
This act passed upon us by out of state nitwits, with the cooperation of Slick Rick Weiland, needs to go. Whether it’s at a special session, or at a regular session, it’s a serious mess.