From the idiotic proposals file
Sen. Donne Trotter, D-Chicago, is seeking to introduce a measure which would place limits on the weight of textbooks.
Senate Bill 1465's sponsor, Sen. Donne Trotter, D-Chicago, had the Senate Education Committee hear his bill Thursday. The committee placed the bill on the calendar for a second reading April 6. The amendment to the school code would put a weight limit on textbooks used in Illinois' elementary and secondary schools.
Sen. Trotter is concerned over the weight students carry and what heavy books and backpacks are doing to them physically.
School officials say that this would require text publishers to publish special editions just for Illinois, at an enormous cost.
Boy, I hate it when the "get government out of our lives" people appear to be right, but this would seem to be one of them. Nice to see sober legislators are dilligently addressing the searing problems of the day.