Assemblyman Steve Katz, R-Yorktown, Westchester County, ripped the legislative session yesterday on the floor of the Assembly, saying they are wasting time passing one-house bills.
“I’ve been here now, it’s my fourth year. It’s like Groundhog’s Day for me. I’m watching bill after bill of Assembly-only bills that get debated the same every single year,” Katz said.
Katz, who was ticketed last year for marijuana possession and is now a pro-marijuana advocate, said the Assembly is wasting taxpayer money because most of the two-house bills are approved in June at the end of the six-month legislative session.
“I consider this an abominable waste of taxpayer dollars for us to continually vote on these one-house bills that go nowhere, that cost the taxpayers how many hundreds of millions of dollars for us to be here for a total of six months,” Katz continued.
Updated: Assembly says 21 of 23 of Katz’s bills are one-house bills.