The senate took unanimous action last week on two measures that, in our book, could qualify as no-brainers.
First, the Senate approved and sent on to the House a measure that would expand the current law that requires antifreeze in small containers to include the bitter tasting denatonium benzoate in large quantity containers as well.
The measure is necessary to keep innocent children and animals from drinking the liquid and to warn the unsuspecting should poisonous antifreeze be served in food or drink. Perhaps we watch too many true-crime shows but allowing a poison to retain its sweet taste makes no sense to us.
Another measure approved by the Senate and heading to the Governor's desk expands the protections for firefighters and EMTs.
It would enable them to respond to the wide variety of emergency situations they are trained for without risk of losing their jobs.
Currently, the law defines an emergency call as "responding to a fire." Times have changed and so must laws that rely on outdated and ineffective language.
We support both of these measures and wonder only: What took them so long?