Felix Ortiz Represents Government in Action

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Assemblyman Ortiz really cut to the chase with the salt ban bill he introduced in New York. The bill is blunt:

“3 S 399-BBB. PROHIBITION ON SALT; RESTAURANTS. 1. NO OWNER OR OPERATOR OF A RESTAURANT IN THIS STATE SHALL USE SALT IN ANY FORM IN THE PREPARATION OF ANY FOOD FOR CONSUMPTION BY CUSTOMERS OF SUCH RESTAURANT,  INCLUDING FOOD PREPARED TO BE CONSUMED ON THE PREMISES OF SUCH RESTAURANT OR OFF OF SUCH PREMISES.”

Felix Ortiz is a creative totalitarian.  He  ”achieved passage of the nation’s first law to ban the use of hand held cell phones while driving a motor vehicle.” He “pass[ed] a law requiring schools to purchase locally grown produce.” “He continues the fight to pass laws mandating that fast food restaurants post the nutritional value of foods…”

What else has he sponsored? This post could get very long! A sample: Bill A02598 “Increases penalties for promoting prostitution when an internet website is used; increases penalties for promoting prostitution or patronizing a prostitute four or more times.” Bill A02629 “Enacts “Imette’s Law”; mandates that every owner of an cabaret establishment, but which is not a restaurant, shall install security cameras at every entrance and exit of such establishment.” Bill A08158: “Establishes a two dollar surcharge on the purchase of sexually oriented media.” Bill A03695: “Requires that prior to the issuance of taxicab, limousine, commuter van, paratransit or for-hire vehicle licenses, the applicant shall be fingerprinted by the authority authorized to issue such licenses for the purpose of securing criminal history records from both the state division of criminal justice services and the federal bureau of investigation.” Bill A04265: “Provides a tax deduction of up to ten thousand dollars for any person who donates a human organ to another human being; provides job security for those individuals who miss work during the recovery period from a human organ donation.”

Government in action!

7:49 am on March 12, 2010
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