HolyCoast: California Legislators Want to Save the State From the Agony of Unfitted Sheets

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

California Legislators Want to Save the State From the Agony of Unfitted Sheets

Never mind that multibillion dollar deficit, let's do something that will add millions in costs to the hospitality industry, one of the state's last remaining thriving industry segments (h/t Laura):
When California’s elected officials come back from their month-long recess they face a mountain of proposed legislation (almost 900 bills are lined up and waiting), including a new law (SB432) that would require hotels to eliminate flat sheets. Not having fitted sheets on hotel beds would now be a crime in California. This is not a joke. . .

California, the state trying to deal with a massive $26 BILLION dollar debt, is considering a law that some hospitality industry experts claim would add an estimated $15 to $30 million dollars in costs to an already hurting hotel industry. The low-end estimate of fifteen million is the projected cost to purchase new fitted sheets for the 550,000 hotel beds in the state. Of course the hospitality industry is claiming that these added costs will hurt their business and put jobs at risk.
This is yet another argument for changing our legislature to part-time status. Working full-time they just have too much time on their hands.

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