HELP ADVANCE THE QUALITY OF LAWS IMPERATIVE
Step 1 -- Eliminate non-productive laws
The first objective of the Quality of Laws Imperative is to improve the performance of the existing bodies of laws (statutes) of the state governments of the United States.
Identification and repeal of less-than-useful laws will reduce the number and complexity of laws within each state and result in more productive government for the benefit of the people as a whole. Resources will also be saved by eliminating the costs of enforcement, oversight, interpretation, and compliance of these unnecessary laws. This quality assurance task provides a substantial public benefit and it can begin now!
Learn how you can improve the quality of the body of laws of your state government.
Step 2 -- Eliminate substandard bills
Because state legislatures are inundated with thousands of bills (petitions for new laws) each legislative session, legislators do not have time to read and understand every bill that is submitted to them for a vote. As a result, defective and unnecessary bills are frequently enacted into law.
Conscientious citizens will provide a valuable service to their state government by helping legislators identify defective, unnecessary, and frivolous bills. Once these substandard bills have been identified, the legislators and governor can insist that the bills be redesigned, or vote against their enactment into law.
Identify substandard bills and assist the legislative process in your state government.
Step 3 -- Secure state government leadership
We (the public) can inform state legislators and governors of the need to evaluate, develop, and adopt quality programs for laws and lawmaking. Are your legislative representatives and governor aware of this web site? The implementation of quality programs will bring immediate improvement to the lawmaking process and promote true democracy.
Legislators and governors, learn how to improve the quality of the lawmaking process.
Step 4 -- Accumulate Scientific Knowledge
We need the community of scientists -- physicists, chemists, economists, sociologists, statisticians, psychologists, criminologists, physicians, biologists, and software, computer, systems, and civil engineers (etc., etc.) -- to assist in the development of quality programs for laws and lawmaking by participating in the advancement of the science of laws. The accumulation and application of scientific knowledge will turn lawmaking into a knowledge industry, and advance democracy.
Scientists and engineers, help us to advance scientific knowledge of laws and the lawmaking process by joining the efforts outlined on our Science of Laws Web Site (www.scienceoflaws.com).