Before someone says it, let me say it for you. "Is this what you meant when you said you wanted to "reduce unneeded expensive regulation on businesses" when you were running for office?"
The silly bill of the week has to be one we passed today for sheds. You know, the things you put your lawn mower, bicycles and various other items of junk from your house in.
It seems some guy was putting an electric light in his little wooden sheds he sold so a new law had to be made to cover it. Now, not only is an electrical inspection required but a smoke detector must be installed in the shed as well.
That has to be the most ridiculous law we have passed this year. I mean really who are we protecting from smoke? People don't live in little 10x10 wood sheds. They put yard rakes, garbage cans and Christmas tree ornaments in them. Are we now down to protecting the rakes, shovels and lawn mowers so they are woken up and can bounce and roll out to safety in case of a midnight fire? I mean that is the only thing that is in there to hear it go off. Lets just say by chance a fire did suddenly break out as someone was putting away the hedge clippers. Are they not going to see the billowing plumes of smoke and flame in a 10x10 space?
All I can think of is a variation of the age old "If a tree falls in the woods and no one is there to hear it does it really make a sound?" quote.
"If a smoke detector goes off in a shed and no one is ever in there to hear it is it really needed?"
Whats next? Sprinkler systems? Second exits?