03/11/19 -- HB 565 -- Designates November 9 as Stars and Stripes Day

Bill Number: 
HB 565
Bill Purpose: 
Designates November 9 as Stars and Stripes Day
Date of Vote: 
My Vote: 

My blanket statement on dedication bills:

I am not generally a fan of bills that dedicate days or months for particular causes.  That's not to say that I have problem with the underlying cause, only that using government time to express a sentiment is more often than not unlikely to actually make any difference regarding the cause being supported or opposed.  That said, such bills do not cost the taxpayers any money, and are typically debated for only a short time on the House floor.  As a result, out of courtesy to the bill sponsor, it is my policy to vote yes on such measures unless special circumstances apply.  Accordingly, I voted yes on this bill.