Posted by: Scott Lee | March 18, 2008

Toilet Paper Law

I know, government passes laws that should be toilet paper all the time.  But this one is really about toilet paper.  I thought this was a joke but I have learned never to under estimate the intellect of our politicians!

Proposed Law Looks to Wipe Out Problem

TALLAHASSEE (CBS4.com) ― A proposed law currently making its way through the Florida legislature might help you with what can be an embarrassing problem. Here’s the bottom line, the bill would be a mandate that all eating establishment must have enough toilet paper when you go into the restroom.

The only problem is the bill doesn’t dictate how much toilet paper is “enough.”

State Senator Victor Crist, a Republican from Tampa, felt the problem was so important, a law must be passed to protect the backsides of anyone in Florida. The measure will also try to regulate the cleanliness of restrooms in eating establishments.

Crist, says in the bill, restaurant inspectors, “should also check the restrooms along with the kitchens to make sure that basic cleanliness necessities are in place.”

The Senate Regulated Industries Committee approved the bill, SB 836, on Monday. It has two more stops to go and as long as it’s not wiped out before then, it could then go to the Senate floor. A similar measure is currently awaiting passage by the House.

(© 2008 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)


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