Evolution of a Bill

This is not a joke.

This bill, House Bill 175 from the 2003 Geogia Legislature, started as one to " provide for the crime of smoking in a motor vehicle while a child is restrained in a child passenger restraining system " and progressed to "to provide that a person may consume and possess bottled water in a public transit bus, rapid rail car, or rapid rail station".

How does that happen? It is really interesting to combine the legislative history with the history in the press:

Legislative History


Fox News AJC No Smoking Org Decatur Daily

Press for 'Bottled Water' version (I tried several searches)
Press release
This one covers the change

Imported from a really old blog. Some links might be dead. Let me know if you find dead links.