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    Possible to make sub-treads of states to accomidate new bills being introduced?

    Man we have a lot of anti-gun legislation everywhere ... thinking to keep the main state treads cleaner and still have a place to post new bills ....

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    Yes. For every bill you encounter, you start a thread.

    Don't forget to provide us the number, the primary sponsors, and a F U Q.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eye95 View Post
    Yes. For every bill you encounter, you start a thread.

    Don't forget to provide us the number, the primary sponsors, and a F U Q.
    I post the entire bill so no clicky is required ... most all, if not all, of the information is there.

    CT has ... oh .. about 50 bills itself ... they are anti-gun anti-gun here but people have been coming out and providing committees and subcommittees (have subcommittees in this piss ant state? yeah) ..

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    Possible to make sub-treads of states to accomidate new bills being introduced?

    Quote Originally Posted by davidmcbeth View Post
    I post the entire bill so no clicky is required ...
    I recommend against that. Some bills are hundreds of pages long, with only a tiny portion being of any significance. Check out HB495 in Ohio. It is huge, and most of it is cosmetic changes. The important part is a couple of paragraphs long.


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    Quote Originally Posted by eye95 View Post
    I recommend against that. Some bills are hundreds of pages long, with only a tiny portion being of any significance. Check out HB495 in Ohio. It is huge, and most of it is cosmetic changes. The important part is a couple of paragraphs long.


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    Ditto. For example, the Texas open carry bill, HB700, is a 36 page PDF. The actual changes to existing law could be accurately confined to a page, perhaps two.

    If anyone wants an omnibus "pending legislation for year 20xx" thread, the best way is to ask for a sticky, and confine all legislative updates to that thread.

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    I would not post such lengthy bill texts .. in CT they are 1 pg usually ... + I don't think the forum allows for a 50 page copy paste.

    check out the CT bill postings .. for stuff really long, I would post a link with an abstract in the post body

    I think people are missing the point though

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    Nope, nobody missed the point. You have been already given two excellent pieces of advice. Take them or leave them, but being ungrateful for them is unseemly.

    1. Go ahead and start the threads in the State forums that matter to you.

    2. Ask to have them stickied.

    Your own advice on abstracts of lengthy bills, with a link to the full text, is also a good one.

    Oh, and watch out for bills that simply list edits to existing code. It is almost impossible to understand a bill presented that way. Look for a presentation of what the new code will look like and cut-and-paste or abstract that, not the actual bill. Someone tried to prove what a bill would do simply by linking that crap and then leaving me to my own devices. All that did was peg my respect-o-meter to "None" when pointed at that poster.

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    Right now in my state, the bills are abstracts of proposals to make/change law so they are relatively brief.

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