Not a whole lot needs to be said about this, as in the case of uncommonly stupid bills they’re clearly so without much analysis.
That certainly applies to HB 410 by Democrat state representative Patrick Williams of Shreveport, which would direct the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to micromanage school lunch schedules across the state…
Because school principals are incapable of providing adequate time for kids to eat lunch without Patrick Williams and the rest of the geniuses at the state legislature working that out for them. And because principals would be denying kids adequate time to eat lunch otherwise, when to do so would make for more uneaten food that would be wasted while underfed kids would spend the afternoon zoning out in class and making the school look bad on standardized testing. All of this would happen were it not for Patrick Williams, the Hero Of The School Lunch Justice movement. Maybe they’ll make a movie out of the epic fight for the full 20 minutes of school lunch the way they did about Cesar Chavez’ fight to give justice to the lettuce-pickers.
It’s a fiscal session this year. Each legislator gets only five bill slots for items not involving taxing and spending. Williams thought mandating 20 minutes for school kids to eat lunch was important enough to use one of his five bill slots on.