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ha_dan_logue.JPGAssemblyman Dan Logue was rebuked today in the Assembly for angrily tossing 800 pages of state regulations onto the floor during debate on a bill to bolster renewable energy requirements.

Before littering the floor, the Linda Republican said businesses are so overregulated that many are leaving California. Increasing renewable energy requirements would make matters worse, Logue said.

"They're not going to take it any more," Logue said, shortly before lifting from his desk an 800-page stack of regulations regarding a timber harvesting permit.

Logue tossed the papers onto the Assembly floor and said, "This is what you've done to the state of California."

Immediately, Logue's comments were disrupted by Assembly Majority Leader Charles Calderon, D-Whittier.

"The request was to use materials on the floor -- not to throw them all over the floor," Calderon said.

Logue apologized for his behavior, but added, "I don't apologize for the fact that this body has created a climate of business hostility that is second to none."

The Assembly passed the bill, SBx1 2, and sent it to Gov. Jerry Brown.

Logue voted no.

PHOTO CREDIT: Assemblyman Dan Logue, R-Linda, works on the Assembly floor on Monday, Feb. 8, 2010. Hector Amezcua / Sacramento Bee file photo



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