Legislature(1993 - 1994)

1994-04-25 Senate Journal

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1994-04-25                     Senate Journal                      Page 3956
SB 152                                                                       
Message of April 22 was read, stating:                                         
Dear Mr. President:                                                            
I am allowing the following bill to become law without my signature            
and am transmitting the engrossed and enrolled copies to the                   
Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                             
	SENATE BILL NO. 152                                                           
"An Act changing the frequency of certain state                               
inspections of weights and measures and relating to                            
the issuance of citations for weights and measures                             
			Chapter No. 15, SLA 1994                                                    
			Effective Date: 7/21/94                                                     
While I generally approve of the bill's concept of providing an                
additional management tool to address declining state revenues by              
reducing certain mandatory state inspections of weights and measures           
from two to one a year, I am uncertain that the reduced number of              
mandatory state inspections is in the public interest.  Although the           
bill does allow the state to conduct more frequent inspections "as             
considered necessary," the current fiscal situation of the state makes         
maintaining the same level of inspections to protect the public less           
of a possibility if the inspections are not mandatory.  Therefore, the         
public may not always benefit if SB 152 becomes law.                           

1994-04-25                     Senate Journal                      Page 3957
SB 152                                                                       
Even so, I believe that the advantages represented by this bill                
outweigh my concerns.  Therefore, I have decided to allow SB 152               
to become law without my signature.                                            
						Walter J. Hickel