Sunset Clauses For All Legislation.

All legislation past and present and for the future should be reviewed and subjected to five year Sunset Clauses if they are not used or found to be unworkable or unsuitable in any way. All laws should be subject to recall and revision at any time subject to a test and qualification process in cases of malfunction and clear injustice in operation. Nothing should be carved in granite for ever regardless of effect or suitability for a staed purpose. The notion should be that all legislation should serve a definite purpose and remain fit and suitable for that purpose and no other.

Why is this idea important?

All legislation past and present and for the future should be reviewed and subjected to five year Sunset Clauses if they are not used or found to be unworkable or unsuitable in any way. All laws should be subject to recall and revision at any time subject to a test and qualification process in cases of malfunction and clear injustice in operation. Nothing should be carved in granite for ever regardless of effect or suitability for a staed purpose. The notion should be that all legislation should serve a definite purpose and remain fit and suitable for that purpose and no other.

New laws must have automatic (say) 100 year repeal !

Not many laws older than 100 years are needed as society will have moved on ! As time allows all laws older than this should be reviewed. Even our MP's should be able to find time during the 100 years ! By starting now we will have a really modern,flexible albeit lawyer unfriendly system. 

Why is this idea important?

Not many laws older than 100 years are needed as society will have moved on ! As time allows all laws older than this should be reviewed. Even our MP's should be able to find time during the 100 years ! By starting now we will have a really modern,flexible albeit lawyer unfriendly system. 

Blanket Sunset Rule for all Legislation

All laws should come with a expiry date by which they must renew their mandate through a parliamentary vote or automatically cease to be effective.

 

If a law is useful and necessary, renewing it every 10 or 20 years should be little trouble. If it is bad, unnecessary, petty or simply nobody can even remember why it was passed… it should not be on the books.

Why is this idea important?

All laws should come with a expiry date by which they must renew their mandate through a parliamentary vote or automatically cease to be effective.

 

If a law is useful and necessary, renewing it every 10 or 20 years should be little trouble. If it is bad, unnecessary, petty or simply nobody can even remember why it was passed… it should not be on the books.