Model legislation is not a problem

Using copycat bills is responsible, not subversive

State legislators across the country are said to be abrogating their responsibilities by introducing bills they didn’t even write themselves. As the USA TODAY breathlessly reports: “special interests have infiltrated state legislatures using model legislation.” Our democracy is being subverted by copy and paste it seems.

What is model legislation?

Model legislation, sometimes called copycat legislation, is exactly what it sounds like: a



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