This little gem passed the Missouri House yesterday (the bill numbers and names constantly change – legislation is like sausage making, consumers of said commodities might be put off by the process):
SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR
HOUSE BILL NO. 2279
94TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
…393.171. 1. The commission shall have the authority to grant the permission and approval specified in section 393.170, after the construction or acquisition of any electric plant located in a first class county without a charter form of government has been completed if the commission determines that the grant of such permission and approval is necessary or convenient for the public service. Any such permission and approval shall, for all purposes, have the same effect as the permission and approval granted prior to such construction or acquisition. This subsection is enacted to clarify and specify the law in existence at all times since the original enactment of section 393.170.
2. The provisions of this section shall expire on August 28, 2009…
What, it expires after one year? Why, you’d think it was for a “special purpose”. The day before (pdf) there were a few amendments and votes.
The Journal of the House will be available in a few days. Then we’ll be able to see if any advocates of automotive deer hunting voted for this. That would be a good way to upset the voters in Cass County, right David?